Joe Gough at World Masters
From Sunday next March 19 th to Saturday March 25th the World Masters Indoor Championships are in Daegu South Korea and Ireland has 25 athletes competing there in various age groups including Joe Gough from West Waterford AC who is defending his 800 metres over 60 title. It will again be a busy schedule for Joe as he is in action in the heats of the 800 metres on Tuesday and assuming he progresses to the final that takes place on Wednesday, he is also entered for the 1500 metres on the 25th Now 64 years of age and at the end of his age category it will be a big challenge for Joe but like so often in the past we hope he can rise to the occasion once again and we wish him a safe journey and lots of luck.
35th Annual Deise College 10 Km on Sunday
The final race in the Michael Roche Carpets Spring Series, the Déise College Dungarvan 10K will take place at 11am on Sunday next in Dungarvan. Now in its 35th year and one of the oldest races on the local road running calendar it is always one of the more popular races on the busy West Waterford AC calendar. The fast canal circuit will be used for this race, with the race headquarters at the Dungarvan GAA club house which is where the presentation will also take place.
All Ireland Schools Cross Country
On Saturday last in Mallusk,Newtownabbey in County Antrim the Irish Life Health All Ireland Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships were held and best performance by an athlete from a Waterford school came from Miceál Power St Augustine's College who had a fine run to finish 6th overall out of a field of 90 in the senior race.In the junior girls Una O'Brien Waterpark also had a very commendable effort as she was 10 th again in a field of 90, others to get high placings were Matteo Mary St Declan's Kilmacthomas 12th in the junior section which had an entry of 100, David Mc Glynn De La Salle 16 th in the senior section and Tara Ramasawy Presentation Waterford 18 th in the intermediate with 86 competitors
Munster Schools Indoor Games
The Munster Secondary Schools Indoor Games were held in Nenagh on Tuesday last and there were three wins by athletes from Waterford schools. In the Intermediate grade Sophie Jackman Abbey CC won the hurdles and was second in the 600 metres,Luke Brennan St Declan's Kilmacthomas won the 600 metres and was second in the 1200 metres and Kylie Heinen also St Declans won the open high jump. Aoife Redmond Abbey CC was second in the minor 60 metres and Heather O'Connor Ard Scoil na Mara Tramore was third in the Junior 1200 metres.
Ballycotton 10 miles
A huge entry as usual competed in the annual Ballycotton Road Race on Sunday last and Mick Clohessey Raheny was first home in 49 minutes 20 seconds,the ladies section was won by Siobhan Doherty Borrisokane in 58.01. First Waterford athlete home was Paul Stephenson from Kilmeaden who runs with Rathfarnham Dublin, he was a very creditable 8 th in 52.54, Trevor Power Waterford was 17th in 54.29
Saturday week 25th Schools International X Country Port Talbot, Wales. Saturday and Sunday week March 25th and 26th Day 1 and 2 All Ireland Juvenile Indoors AIT Athlone. Saturday April 1st Day 3 All Ireland Juvenile indoors Athlone, Sunday April 2 nd Munster Road Race Championships Currow Co Kerry 1.30 pm, Friday and Saturday April 7th and 8th Irish University Championships Cork IT. Sunday April 9 th Ferrybank Open Sports RSC 12 noon, contact 087 6889330.
Just a reminder to all clubs that the closing date for the receipt of transfer forms is March 25th. They can be posted to John Behan,Curralandy, Rathgormack, Carrick on Suir, Co. Waterford.The next County Board meeting is set for Friday March 31st at 8pm in De La Salle College, Waterford.