Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 5th December 2016

Irish Life All Ireland Cross Country Championships next Sunday Dec 11th

The second session of the All Ireland cross country championships for athletes under 11,13,15,17, 19, and Novice will be held on the cross country course at the Dundalk I.T. with the first race off @11.30. West Waterford had a very good day at the first session of the championships with many bringing home all Ireland medals and we will be looking forward to some very good performances on Sunday. Thirty four young athletes from West Waterford have qualified to represent Munster, Waterford and West Waterford at these championships. The following are the qualifiers.

Munster teams

Under 11 boys David Gaffney
Under 13 boys Tommy Fennell
Under 15 girls Lucy Holmes
Under 15 boys Oisin O’Riordan, Conor Mullaney
Under 17 girls Kate Hickey, Dani Cunningham
Under 17 boys Cian O’Riordan
Under 19 girls Aoife Hamilton, Rachel Wyley, Hannah Power, Caoimhe Dwyer
Under 19 boys Niall Blackwell

Waterford County Team

Under 11 boys David Gaffney, David Nyhan, Ian Holmes, Darragh O’Regan, Thomas Broderick.
Under 13 girls Caoimhe Prendergast, Ally Cunningham ,Emma Hickey, Lia Cunningham, Kate Keogh, Eve Power, Angelina Chizhikova, Cathy Ní Sheanlaoich.
Under 15 girls Lucy Holmes, Aine O’Neill, Mary Kate Prendergast, Megan Keogh
Under 15 Boys Conor Mullaney,Oisin O’Riordan, Cormac Mahony Ciaran Frisby, Mark Blackwell
Under 17 girls Kate Hickey, Dani Cunningham, Sinead O’Brien
Under 17 boys Cian O’Riordan
Under 19 girls Aoife Hamilton Rachel Wyley, Caoimhe Dwyer, Hannah Power

West Waterford Club Teams

Under 11 boys David Gaffney, David Nyhan, Ian Holmes, Darragh O’Regan, Thomas Broderick.
Under 13 girls Caoimhe Prendergast, Ally Cunningham , Emma Hickey, Lia Cunningham, Kate Keogh, Eve Power
Under 15 girls Lucy Holmes, Aine O’Neill, Mary Kate Prendergast, Megan Keogh , Kate Killigrew, Grace Power
Under 15 Boys Conor Mullaney,Oisin O’Riordan, Cormac Mahony, Ciaran Frisby, Mark Blackwell
Under 19 girls Aoife Hamilton, Dairina Ní Sheanlaoich, Rachel Wyley, Caoimhe Dwyer, Hannah Power
Under 19 boys Micheal Power

Munster will field strong teams in all the ages and the challenge will be to score on the teams as only the scoring six athletes will win medals. In the county teams the under 17 boys were very strong in Munster with six athletes in the top fifteen so they will certainly be in the shake up for medals.

The bus will leave the Park Hotel @11am sharp on Saturday morning. Please confirm with Mary Ashe or Toni O’Brien if you are travelling on the bus.

Credit Union Award for Lucy Holmes

Lucy Holmes became the latest athlete from West Waterford to be honoured by the Combined Credit Unions when she was announced as the November winner of the Credit Union awards. Lucy has had a very successful cross country season winning individual, county and club medals in the Munster Championships under 15 and 16. She had a great run in the All Ireland Championships two weeks ago finishing second in the race from a field of 150 athletes and helping Munster to the bronze medals. As a result of this performance Lucy was selected on the Irish team for the Celtic International Cross Country in Cardiff in January.