Juvenile News

Juvenile Notes, August 6th 2007




First International Success for Zoe Scanlon
At the Celtic International held last weekend in Belfast Zoe Scanlon became the latest West Waterford athlete to taste international success when she secured first place in the girls under 16 Discus. Zoe’s winning throw was 31m 19cm, which was an excellent throw for this age group. Her win helped Ireland to secure victory in this annual quadrangular match between Ireland Scotland Wales and Ulster. Ireland also won the under 18 girls and although they finished second in both boys matches the combined total of both girls and boys events gave Ireland victory overall. A late call up to the under 16 team was Lisa Houlihan who competed in the girls relay which finished a very close fourth. There was also a fourth place finish in the under 18 Pole Vault for Patrick Palmer who suffered a nasty fall in his warm up jumps and did well to compete in the event.

Lisa Houlihan travelled from Belfast to Tullamore to compete in the multi events. She had a good win in the hurdles and shot and finished on a total of 2374 points giving her fifth place overall.

Araglin Open Sports
A group of twenty athletes travelled to compete in Araglin open sports on Wednesday July 25th. This annual event has proved very popular with our young athletes down through the years and the carnival atmosphere lends a festive spirit to the night. It is a pity that so many of these open sports have died off in the last few years. Caoimhe Dwyer got the night off to a great start with a win in the sprint and she followed this up with another win in the 300m. Her brother Eoin was on the winning relay team under12 and took the individual bronze in the sprint. Newcomer Dermot Ryan had an exciting start to his athletic career with a great double in the sprint and 600m. Kate Hickey and Siobhan Nugent made it a one, two for West Waterford in the under 14 shot where they were both almost a metre ahead of the rest of the field. There was also a one two in the high jump with Claire Collins winning ahead of Rebecca Maher. There were some very close and exciting finishes in the relays where all four teams finished second. Well done to all who competed on the night.

Under 9 Caoimhe Dwyer: 1st 80m, 1st 300m
Under 10 Oisin O’Mahoney: 3rd 80m
Under 11 Tholm Reddy: 2nd 80m, 2nd 300m, 3rd high jump, Eoin Dwyer: 3rd 80m, 1st relay
Under 12 Michael Coleman: 3rd 600m
Under 13 Dermot Ryan: 1st 80m, 1st 600m
Under 14 Kate Hickey: 1st shot, Kate Veale: 1st 1500m, 3rd 600m, Siobhan Nugent: 2nd shot
Under 15 Michael Tutt :3rd 100m, Lughaidh O’Mahony: 3rd 800m
Under 16 Claire Collins: 1st High Jump 3rd 1500m, Rebecca Maher: 2nd High Jump
Senior Men Daniel Mc Carthy: 2nd 1500, Brian Hallissey: 3rd 1500m
Relay under 10; 2nd Caoimhe Dwyer Oisin O’Mahony under 12: 2nd Tholm Reddy, Michael Coleman, Lorraine Brae Dominique O’Mahony: under 14: 2nd David Early, Kate Hickey Kate Veale Dermot Ryan, under 16 Kate Kennedy, Brian Hallissey, Rebecca Maher , Daniel Mc Carthy