Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 19 February 2019

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
Munster Indoor Championships next weekend
A small number of West Waterford athletes will travel to Nenagh next weekend to compete at the Munster Indoor Championships
David Gaffney under 13 600m
Doireann Hickey under 14 Walk
Ian Holmes under 14 60m and 800m
Cal Tutty under 14 800m
Angelina Chizhikova under 15 800m
Lucy Holmes under 18 800m
The full timetable for both days is available on the munsterathletics website.
Irish Life Health Munster Schools Cross Country Championships
This event was held in ideal conditions in Carriganore last Friday and it was a successful day for west Waterford athletes competing for their schools and ensuring there will be a big west Waterford presence at the Irish Life Health Irish Schools Championships.
In the minor girls race Angelina Chizhikova had another good run. Representing St Augustine’s she finished 13th to ensure qualification for the Irish Championships. In the junior girls race the first local finisher was Ally Cunningham St Augustine’s in 11th place. Caoimhe Prendergast 18th led the Ard Scoil team to 3rd place with Aoibh Murphy also scoring on the team. Tommy Fennell put in a great individual performance to finish 3rd in the junior boys race and with his brother Rory 7th  helped St Augustine’s to 2nd place in the team championships. 
 In the inter girls race Sarah Nyhan continues to impress in every race and finished in 9th place and led the Ard Scoil team to 3rd place in the team competition. In the senior girls race Lucy Holmes showed she is coming back into her best form finishing 4th and combining with Mary Kate Prendergast, Kate Hickey and Sinead O’Brien took the bronze medals for the Ard Scoil in the team competition. 
Cian O’Riordan Dungarvan CBS was the first Waterford athlete home when he finished 6th in a very competitive senior boys race. Conor Mullany Blackwater CS also made it through to the All Ireland finishing in 13th place. All these athletes will be in action again in three weeks time when the All Ireland will take place in Clane Co Kildare. 
Illness forces Aislinn to withdraw from Competition in the UAE    
On Wednesday last Aislinn was in the call room at the stadium in Sharjah ready for the shot competition when word came through that the event was to be postponed to Friday as a new anti slip coating that was painted on the circle was not dry enough. On Thursday evening Aislinn took ill and spent Friday morning in the medical centre. Upon her release she wanted to compete in the shot but was declared medically unfit to compete. Feeling a little better on Saturday and determined to compete she travelled to the stadium, warmed up and having taken a practise throw took ill again and had to withdraw from the competition. After a difficult flight home Aislinn is now in Ardkeen and all in West Waterford wish her a speedy recovery.