Juvenile News

Juvenile Notes, 16th June 2008

Quiet Weekend on Athletics Front
Unusually for this time of year we actually had a free weekend last weekend we savoured every bit of it as its all for the next few weeks with athletes in action in Cork, Dublin, Tullamore and Belfast.

Club Championships
We are now half way through our club championships and competition is keen across all age groups.  On the first night we had the sprint events this was followed on Friday last by long jump for all the girls and ball throw for boys up to under 11 with the older boys putting the shot. On Wednesday it will be the turn of the boys to try out the long jump while the girls will take part in the ball throw or shot putt. The championships will conclude on Friday next with the long run in each age group.  We are delighted with the turn out for this event and the points table is a great source of discussion and friendly rivalry at training.

Munster Championships under 14-19
Cork is the venue for next weeks championships and West Waterford has entered a large cohort of athletes for both track and field events over the two days

Saturday 21st
Kate Hickey Hammer & Discus                      
Ciara Scanlan Hammer Discus Shot
Siobhan Nugent Discus Shot
Lorraine O’Neill Hammer
Kate Veale 1500m & Walk
Stephanie Power 1500m
Justin Campbell Shot
Brandon Barry 200m Long Jump
Thomas, Martin, Laurence Houlihan Pole Vault
Lisa Houlihan Pole Vault 80m H 200m
Timof Jefisov Pole Vault
Kate Laffen Pole Vault
Michael Devine Pole Vault
Leann Herlihy Long Jump
Declan Power 1500m
Zoe Scanlon Discus Javelin
Lughaidh O’Mahoney 1500m
Michael Tutty 200m
Meg Fitzgerald Hammer Discus Rebecca Maher 1500m
Claire Collins 1500m High Jump
Michelle Kenneally Hammer
Daniel Mc Carthy 200m S/Chase
Joe Conway 1500m
Aisling Fennell Pole Vault
Patrick Palmer Pole Vault T. Jump
Emma Dunne Pole Vault
Dale Kennedy Discus
Stephen Mc Mahon Discus
Leann Herlihy Long Jump

Sunday 22nd
Kate Veale 800m                                                             
Stephanie Power 1500m
David Early 800m & Walk
Brandon Barry Triple Jump
Lisa Houlihan 250mH 100m Long Jump
Zoe Scanlon Shot
Lughaidh O’Mahony 800m
Michael Tutty 100m
Joe Conway 3000m & Walk
Ian Kenneally Hammer
Patrick Palmer 100m Hammer
Declan Power 3000m
Dale Kennedy Shot
Leann Herlihy 100m High Jump
Claire Collins Triple Jump
Aaron Meehan Hammer Triple Jump

Flag Day
The club is holding its annual flag collection on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of June the support of parents and our older juvenile athletes would be greatly appreciated in this venture. Give your name to Helen at training on Wednesday.

Tailteann Games
On Saturday 28th the Tailteann Games will be held in Santry and the following West Waterford athletes will represent Munster School at this even
Claire Collins –High Jump
Lisa Houlihan – Triple Jump and Pole Vault
Anna Fennell – Pole Vault
Zoe Scanlon – Discus
Meg Fitzgerald – Hammer
Patrick Palmer – Triple Jump and Pole Vault
Thomas Houlihan – Pole Vault
Michael Devine – Pole Vault
Joe Conway – Walk

All Ireland Championships
The first four athletes in all events at the Munster Championships qualify for the All Ireland Championships, which this year will be held over three day.  The first two day will be the 5th  & 6th of July in Belfast. We will start looking at arrangements after the weekend when we know for definite who has qualified.

Munsters under 10 –12 Team Results
Most of the results for the team championships are now available and while all the girls’ results are posted only some of the boys events are listed in full. Below is a list of West Waterford performances:

Under 10 300m  4th Caoimhe Dwyer 54.73 Rachel Wyley 58.39
Under 12 High Jump 4th Jake Beecher 1m10 Richard Casey 1m00
Under 11 Ball Throw 5th  Kate Mc Grath 20m31 Erica Crotty 14.44

Sprint Times
60m Rachael Wyley 10.53, Chloe Beecher 10,97.
60m Caragh Mc Carthy 10.66 Erica Crotty 11.54
80m Aisling Prendergast 13.91 Sarah Wyley 12.65
80m Jake Beeche  12.28  Tholm Reddy 12.95
80m Richard Casey 12.91 Eoin Dwyer 12.95

300m Darina Shanley 1.04.0 Sarah Morrissey 1.05.4
500m Lorna Cummins 1.44.2 Kate Mc Grath 1.48.78
500m Josh  Rockett 1.34.46 Oisin O’Mahoney 1.44.87

In the girls under 10 Caoimhe Dwyer posted the third fastest time of the day when she ran 54.73 and Josh Rockett’s time of 1.34.46 was the fifth fastest on the day. Well done to all who competed.