Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 19th September 2016

J.B. White Schools Cross Country a Huge Success 

There was a huge increase in participants in West Waterford’s annual schools cross country with 376 youngsters taking part in twelve cross country races held in the Friary last Friday. This was an increase of 130 on last year’s numbers. The number of primary schools competing was also up with thirty primary and five secondary schools competing this year. Numbers were evenly divided between the boys’ and girls’ races and the biggest field was in the 2nd class boy’s race where fifty four youngsters completed the course. It was a beautiful balmy autumn evening and conditions were ideal for cross country running.

As always competition was keen for the individual and team honours and the athletes were cheered on by a large gathering of parents and school friends. Individual honours were well distributed with athletes from twenty one primary and all five secondary schools among the trophy winners. Team honours were more widely spread this year. Glenbeg National School led the way in the team events for the second year in a row winning three first team prizes ahead of Scoil Mhuire Abbeyside who had two wins and one each for Scoil Nasuinta an Rinn, Scoil Garbháin, Whitechurch N.S. Grange N.S. and Carriglea N.S. The lowest team totals were recorded by the boys from Scoil Nasuinta an Rinn in the 3rd class boys race and Glenbeg boys in the 4th class race who both recorded 8pts. Well done to all the youngsters who competed last Friday night Our thanks to our sponsor J.B. White Chartered Accountants, to St Augustine’s for the use of the Friary and to our club members and parents who helped out to ensure the smooth running of this event.

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Fixtures

  • Sunday 25th Sept. St. Senan’s Open Cross Country Kilmacow
  • Sunday 2nd Oct County Championships under 8, 10,12,14,16,18 Junior and Senior St Augustines College 11am start
  • Sunday 9th Oct County Championships under 9,11,13,15,17,19, Novice St Augustines College 11am start
  • Sunday 23rd Oct Munster under 10,12,14,16,18 Novice ,under 23 Carrig na bhFear Cork
  • Training continues on Wed and Friday @ 6pm in the Friary
  • Training on Saturday in Colligan @10am from under 12 and up
  • Training on Monday @ 6pm for our older athletes