Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 08 April 2018

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
All Ireland Pole Vault Title for Kate Killigrew
Kate Killigrew won her first All Ireland Title in a very tightly contested under 16 girl’s competition at the final day of the National Indoors in Athlone last Saturday. Last year Kate had finished 2nd in the pole vault in both the indoor and outdoor All Ireland Championships. On Saturday she tied for the gold medal with three girls clearing the same height 2m 25 the result was decided on count back. Kate and Sarah Buckley of Leevale AC both had a clean sheet and shared the gold medal while last year’s winner Eadaoin Murtagh on one fault had to settle for third.  In the under 17 girls Alannah Kelly finished 4th clearing 2m40.
Track Season Opens next Sunday
The track and field season gets underway on Sunday April 8th Ferrybank Open Sports will be held in the RSC Waterford starting at 12noon.  This is always a very competitive event with many Leinster clubs taking part. The St Senan’s A.C. Open sports which was cancelled on Easter Monday will be held later in the month.
Club Championships Start on April 18th 
Every year we hold a club championship for our under 9 to 14 athletes comprised of running jumping and throwing events. The championship is usually held in June put this year it will be held in April to give our young athletes some competitive practise before the county championships. The proposed dates are Wed 18th and Wed 25th of April. Week 1 on the 18th all age groups will compete in the sprint events with the girls also taking part in long jump and the under 9,10,11 boys throwing the turbo javelin while the older boys will compete in the shot.
County Championships Confirmed
The dates for the county championships have been confirmed as Sunday May 13th and Sunday May 27th both in the RSC Waterford so mark the date in your diary.
The Primary School Sports will be held every Thursday in May and the Secondary Schools Championships start with the county events in the RSC on Wed 25th April.