Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 19 March 2018.

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
First All Ireland Medal for Darragh Curran
Despite the snowy conditions Darragh Curran made it to Athlone to compete in the All Ireland Indoor Championships. This is Darragh’s first year competing in the Pole Vault and he finished third in the Munster Championships to qualify for the All Ireland finals. Up against some seasoned competitors on Sunday last he held his nerve and cleared 2m80cms to take the bronze medal. This was a great result for Darragh and he will continue to improve over the next weeks and he will surely break the 3m mark in the upcoming track season.
French Club Title for Nolwenn Le Gal
In 2014 as a member of a very successful West Waterford under 14 girls cross country  team Nolwenn Le Gal won county Munster and an All Ireland team  titles. Nolwenn has since returned to her native France. On March 11th competing with her French club Vernouillet she added a French national cross country title when her club team won the girls under 17 team event. On Sunday last Nolwenn also won the individual title at the French Firefighters National Championships. Congratulation Nolwenn. Her brother Erwann who also competed with West Waterford finished 20th in the under 23 French Championships.
Good Turnout for Training Last Wednesday
We are back training in preparation for the upcoming track season and turnout has been good especially on  Wed. Rosemarie is in charge of the youngest group and it was good to see lots of new faces.
The nine, ten and eleven year and twelve year olds worked with Mary, Lola and Harry. 
Tony’s group will switch from cross country to track this week
There is also a training session for throwers on Tues at 4pm 
Training continues on Wed and Fri @6pm in the Friary and new members are always welcome.