Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 20 May 2019

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
Another Succesful Day at the County Championships
It was a busy weekend for WWAC athletes with some competing in the Irish Life Health Munster Schools Championships in Cork on Saturday and at the County Championships in the RSC on Sunday. Numbers were smaller this week at the RSC as some of the athletes who competed in Cork on Saturday did not make the trip to Waterford on Sunday and also some of the older juveniles were competing in the National League in Templemore while First Communions on Saturday also depleted numbers. 
WWAC athletes were in action in hurdles,200 and 800m and racewalking on the track while we also enjoyed success in the jumps and in the throwing events.
In the younger age groups Patrick Mullaney, Aoife Buenaventura and Aoife O’Donovan all qualified for the finals of their hurdle events. Aoife Bueanventura took the silver medal in the under 10 200m. Doireann Ní hÍci had a good win in the girls under 14 walk and Darragh O’Regan finished 2nd in the hurdles and third in the long jump under 14.
The under 15 boys had a busy afternoon competing in hurdles, long jump, hammer, shot and high jump Sean Killigrew took gold in the hammer and silver in the shot. David Horgan won three bronze medals in the hammer, shot and hurdles. Newcomer Fionn O’Murchú won silver in the hurdles and high jump and was third in the 800m and long jump. Tadhg O’Sullivan crossed the line first in the hurdles and finished 2nd in the 200m and 3rd in the 800m.
In the girls under 15 Sarah Slevin had a double winning the discus and javelin and adding another two mts to her javelin personal best and Angelina Chizhikova also struck gold in the under 15 800m.
In the under 16 girls we had Maja Villanyi and Saoirse Kelly competing for the first time with WWAC and they finished 1st and 2nd in the long jump and 2nd and 3rd in the 200m. In the boys events Paul Mullarkey took silver in the shot with Adam Hayden in 3rd place and Adam also won bronze in the long jump.
Eoin Buenaventura had a treble in the youths events winning the hurdles, 800m and high jump. Sean Mullarkey took gold in the shot and Pete Finnegan was runner up to Eoin in the 800m
We concluded the day with the relays. The under 16 girls team finished 3rd with the under 16 boys and the youths winning their races to round off another successful day for the club.
Local Schools in Action at the IrishLifeHealth Munster Schools Championships
There was success for three local schools at the Munster Schools Championships in Cork on Saturday. The Ard Scoil had two medal winners on the day Lucy Holmes finished 2nd in the senior 800m and Kate Hickey finished 2nd in the senior steeplechase. Sarah Slevin just missed out on the medals finishing 4th in the javelin and 5th in the discus.
Athletes from CBS Dungarvan also made it on to the podium with Sean Mullarkey winning the Inter Shot, Paul Mullarkey 2nd in the junior discus and Cian O’Riordan 3rd in the 5000m.
St Augustines pole vaulters were again on the podium with Diarmuid Hary winning the senior boys with Patrick Fitzgerald second and Katie Kenneally 3rd in the junior girls. Eoin Buenaventura finished 2nd in the junior boys pole vault and 3rd in the high jump. Conor Coleman won the senior boys walk with Ciaran Buenaventura 3rd in the high jump and Greg Villanyi 3rd in the senior hurdles.
David Horgan just missed out in the minor boys shot finishin4th and Angelina Chizhikova, Tommy Fennell and Maja Villanyi all finished 6th in their events.
Great Night at Primary Schools Western Finals
The Friary was the only place to be last Thursday as young athletes from schools all over West Waterford competed in the Western Finals of the Primary School Sports. A large number of parents were on hand to cheer on their children and there was a great sense of excitement in the air and the full programme of 66 races were run of f in two hours. The first three in each of the sprint races and the long race have qualified for the county finals as have the first two relay teams in each age group. There will be no mixed relay in the county final. The finals will be held once again in St Augustines College on Thursday May 30th.  There are also lots of photographs on the West Waterford Athletic Club website. Full results in next week’s notes