Juvenile News

Juvenile Notes, 30th June 2008

Successful Club Championships
Last Wednesday brought this years club championships to a successful conclusion.  The event was held over four nights and more than seventy athletes took part in sprinting, throwing, middle distance and jumping events. Points were awarded in each event and the person with the lowest score in each age group at he end of their four events was declared the winner.  Trophies were presented to the first three in each age group. Just two athletes scored the minimum number of points by winning all four events, they were Caoimhe Dwyer under 10 and Lorna Cummins under 11.

Under 9 Girls : Tie  Lucy Collins, Jessica Donnolly, Alana O’Connor
Under 9 Boys:   1st Ben Flynn,  2nd Cian Fagan,  3rd Diarmuid Harty
Under 10 Girls: 1st Caoimhe Dwyer, 2nd Rachael Wyley, 3rd Aisling Mullaney
Under 10 Boys; 1st Aidan Mc Kenna, 2nd Mark Twomey, 3rd Michael Power
Under 11 Girls: 1st Lorna Cummins, 2nd Rebecca Ansell, 3rd Kate Mc Grath
Under 11 Boys: 1st Josh Rockett, 2nd Eoin Healy, 3rd Oisin O’Mahony
Under 12 Girls: 1st Cliona Ryan, 2nd Margaret Frost, 3rd Sarah Wyley
Under 12 Boys: 1st Sean Curran, 2nd (tie) Tholm Reddy & Eoin Dwyer, 3rd Richard Casey
Under 14 Girls:  1st Lucy O’Brien, 2nd Gemma Wyley, 3rd Dominique O’Mahoney
Under 14 Boys:  1st Cian Ryan, 2nd (tie) Stephen Mc Mahon & Robbie Mulligan, 3rd (tie) Aidan Bergin & Conor Quarry
Girls over 14:    1st Claire Collins, 2nd Kate Veale
Boys over 14:    1st Brandon Barry, 2nd Michael Tutty, 3rd Lughaidh O’Mahoney

All Ireland Championships in Antrim  next weekend
This year the All Ireland Championships will be held in the Antrim Forum on the week end of the 5th and 6th of July and Tullamore on the following week end. The following athletes have qualified to compete and will travel to Antrim on Friday 4th leaving the Park Hotel at 10.00am Mary Ashe, John Mc Grath and Tony Shalloe will travel with the team. We will be back very late on Sunday night, as we will not be leaving the Antrim Forum until 5pm. This will be a good opportunity for anyone who could make the schools international as the 2009 event will also be held in the Antrim Forum.
Lisa Houlohan P.V. Hurd. L.J.       Brandon Barry T.J.   
Zoe Scanlon Shot, Disc. Jav,         Stephen Mc Mahon Disc. Shot
Emma Dunne P.V.                         Dayle Kennedy Shot Disc.
 Aisling Fennell P.V.                      Thomas Houlihan P.V.
Claire Collins Steeplechase            Michael Devine P.V.
Kate Veale Walk                            Ian Kenneally Ham.
Kate Hickey Shot Disc. Jav.           Laurence Houlihan P.V.
 Aaron Meehan Ham. and T. J.          Declan Power 3000m

Don’t forget your West Waterford Athletic vest and remember to prepare for all weather sunscreen and hat and rain gear.

Munster Girls win Inter Provincial Title
The  Kit Kat Tailteann Inter Provincial School Championships were held in Santry Stadium Dublin on Saturday last.  The Ard Scoil were represented by Zoe Scanlon in the Discus and Claire Collins in the High Jump and St Augustines fielded Lisa Houllihan, Thomas Houlihan, Michael Devine and Anna Fennell in the Pole Vault, Meg Fitzgerald and Patrick Walsh in the Shot.  With points awarded for the first eight finishers in each event it was always going to be a close fought contest for overall honours.  Munster came out on top in the girls’ event while Leinster won the boys event.  Zoe Scanlon won a silver medal in the Discus and Lisa Houlihan in the Pole Vault. Thomas Houlihan was the winner of the boys Pole Vault. Claire Collins 5th , Anna Fennell 5th and Meg Fitzgerald 8th  all contributed to the Munster points tally. Team Manager Mary Ashe was very happy with the performance of the Munster athletes on the day and was delighted to claim the Tailteann Trophy on behalf of the girls team. Munster won two other trophies on the day when Claire Fitzgerlad Pres Tralee won the best overall girl athlete of the meet and Emma Prendibhil was awarded the trophy for the best walker of the day.

Flag Day 
Despite the bad weather our flag day last Thursday and Friday was very successful. Many thanks to all who collected over the two days.

Opening of New Stand at R.S.C.
On Wednesday the new stand at the R.S.C. will be officially opened. Juvenile athletes from West Waterford A.C. have been invited to attend this event. In attendance on the night will be Senor Trappatoni and Declan Kidney with the Heineken Cup.  A bus will leave Danny’s Centra at 5pm and all our young members are welcome to travel.