Senior News

Notes May 06-19

MARK MASON FINANCIAL SERVICES COLLIGAN LEAGUE FOR 2019.
 
 
 
 
FINAL TABLES AND LEAGUE PRIZE WINNERS.
 
 
 
 
 How the weeks go by when you're having fun, it's hard to believe that our 5 week league has come to an end already as the weeks seem to have passed very quickly ,Round 5 of the Mark Mason Financial Services Colligan Spring League took place on Thursday 25th April in the beautiful surround of Colligan wood on what was, once again, a perfect evening for running. As this was the last night of this league. the overall prizes were presented after running. Our club Chairman Tom Leahy welcomed everyone especially our sponsor Mark Mason of Mason Mortgages and Financial Services, Cappoquin, he thanked all the runners for supporting the league and hoped that they enjoyed the experience, especially the newcomers.  He went on to thank all those who helped out with the organisation of the league and of course Coillte for allowing us to use the Colligan venue .League sponsor Mark Mason was on hand to present the prizes and we would once again like to thank Mark for his generous sponsorship. A big thanks to our team of helpers,  who were out every night looking after the logistics of running such an event. Shirley, Jim, Sharon, Ray ,Ann,Gerry,Fiona and Tom.
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOSSIE KEOGH OVERALL WINNER OF LEAGUE FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW.
 
 
 
 
 
The main event of this particular league is the 5 miles on the hills circuit and just like in 2017 and 2018 Mossie Keogh was the deserving recipient of the Veale Family Shield as winner for 2019 also making it three in a row for the Kinsalebeg man, taking the coveted   "King of the Hills " title when he finished on just 8 pts. Mossie had 1 win, two 2nd placing's and a third place. A new comer to our league made a good impression when Dermot Gough claimed a deserving 2nd place overall with 12 points total. Dermot one 2nd place, tow 3rd placing's and a fourth place. Gerard Reilly ran very consistently throughout the league and finished 3rd with 16 points just 2 ahead of James Whelan on 18 points. Division 2 saw Eoghan Moloney run all nights of the league and he finished on 15 points to win the division from our club chairman Tom Leahy in 2nd place with 36 points. Tom Hogan had just one points to spear when winning division 3 on 33 points with Ted O'Leary only one points behind in 2nd place with 34 points. Anthony Dwyer was our winner of division 4 with 48 points, Anthony also won this division in 2018.  With the runner up spot going to Declan O'Callaghan on 58 points. David McNally had to battle all the way to hold off Fergal Connolly to win division 5 ,David finished up on 70 points with Darren just 7 behind with 77points.The final division for men on the hill circuit was division 6 and here Brian Harris was the victor on 91 points from Mark Lenihan who finished runner-up on 108 points.
 
 
 
 
 
 
TWO IN A ROW FOR LUCY HOLMES.
 
 
 
 
 
 
There was a clear winner of the "Queen of the Hills " title when Lucy Holmes a member of our juvenile club ran the required 4 nights winning on each occasion. Lucy one of the finest Female athletes ever to represent the club has had a brilliant season particularly at Cross Country and it's great to have her come along to Colligan this past few years to run this league a she also won it in 2018.We wish her well with her upcoming exams and athletics track season ahead. Our senior clubs overworked secretary Ann Dunford managed to find time from her very busy club administration duties to actually get to run this league and she was awarded by finishing runner up with a total of 9 points with Simone Power hot on her heels in 3rd place only four points behind with 13 points.In division 2 Hazel Crowley used the league as part of her Cork Marathon training and she finished on 28 points to win from Brigid Coffey on 34 points.The ladies division 3 was the closest contest of the entire league with 2 points separating three athletes. Victory went to Geraldine Barry on 40 points , just 2 ahead of Denise Nugent and Molly Fitzgerald both finishing on 42 points with a count back needed to deem Denise that runner up spot.In our final ladies division, division 4 which was another very close contests Michelle Finnegan had 2 points to spear over the runner-up Paula Collins.
 
 
 
 
 
 
TWO LAP LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
 
TWO FROM TWO FOR TONY DWYER.
 
 
 
 
 
The 2 lap league for Men saw Tony Dwyer take his second title here having also won this same vent last year, Tony ran the required 4 night with three wins and a third place on the first night of the league. Tony finished on 6 points.Also finishing in the runners up spot as he did last year Gerry Cummins ran all 5 rounds finising on 10 points from his best four runs, he had one win and three 3rd placing's. in third in this league was Micheál Moynihan who finished on 19 points.
 
 
 
 
 
FOUR FROM FOUR FOR KATE MULLANY IN LADIES 2 LAP LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
Kate Mullany a new comer to this event finished up a very deserving winner of the 2 lap league for Ladies as she ran the required 4 rounds and finished 1st in all four outings giving the Villierstown youngster a total of 4 points, the runner up here was Kate's mam Jean Mullany and Jean finished on 9 points with 3 seconds and one third placing. Margaret Whelan finished 3rd in this league and finished on 14 points. Rose Lonergan was our winner in division 2 here with 26 points.
 
 
 
 
5 MILE FLAT TITLE GOES TO MICHAEL RYAN.
 
 
 
 
Michael Ryan ran four 1st placing's on the 5 mile flat league to claim the winning spot this year finishing ion 4 points. With 7 points one win and three 2nd placings David Towey was 2nd Yevgeniy Chizhikov with 12 points was 3rd here.
 
 
 
 
 
DEBRA DOHERTY WINS LADIES 5 FLAT.
 
 
 
 
Not doing her London marathon preparations an harm by running this league Debra Doherty took the ladies section of the 5 mile flat league with 7 points 3 wins and one 3rd place. Nicola Moroney and Carol Walsh ran together each round of the league with Nicola finishing 2nd and Carol 3rd respectively.
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GREENWAY 1 MILE CHALLENGE.
 
 
 
 
 
Greenway 1 mile Challenge – Run one mile as fast as you can
 
This is the perfect test of your running ability. The mile is an historic distance; 1,609 metres of pure running indulgence. We have endless opportunities to jog along for hours on end at an easy effort but very few to run as fast as we can over this distance. The Greenway 1 Mile challenges you to do just that. This is all about having fun, doing something different, experiencing running faster and getting involved no matter how fast or slow you run – it’s all about covering the distance in YOUR best time. Over the summer months there will be 3 opportunities to test yourself;-
Tuesday 21ST May
Tuesday 25th June
Tuesday 23RD July
How much can you improve within 3 months ?.This is a great personal challenge and will fine tune your fitness, help you get faster and stay motivated during the holiday period.
Prizes will be awarded to those who can run the fastest and to those who improve their times the most over the 3 nights.
 
 
 
 
 
 
WATERFORD COUNTY TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019.DAY 1.
 
 
 
 
 
The County Track and Field Championships will take place on this Sunday May 12th at 10 AM START and the 2nd day pencilled in for Sunday May 19th.Starting Time: 11am on both days. Entry: 3 euro per adult spectator (taken at gate). Competitors: 3 euro per child, 5 euro per junior / senior athlete (taken at car). Relay teams: 5 euro per team (taken at car).
The County Track and Field Championships begin on Sunday next at the RSC with the first event on the main programme  at 11 am. On the track the first events are the 400 metres hurdles men and women junior (u19 and u 20 ) and senior followed by the 300 metres youths male and female (u17 and u 18) and 250 metres u 15 and u 16  male and female these will be followed by all the sprints starting with the girls u 9. The order for long jumps and turbo javelin are as follows; Long Jump Boys pit 1 ( Finish line side ) U12,U11,U10,U,.Long Jump Girls pit 2 ( Start line side ) U9,U10,U11,U12. Turbo Jav Boys ( High jump area ) U9,U10,U11,U12.Turbo Jav Girls ( Lower Javelin runway near city ) U12,U11,U10,U9. Athletes compete in their own age groups except relays where they can move up one year,there are no mixed relays.  There are minimum starting heights for all high jumps under 12 up to senior and all clubs have these..Lots of help from all clubs required on the day chairperson to provide you with one
 
 
 
 
Day One
 
 
 
Track Events
 
 
 
 
400m Hurdles:  Junior, Senior (Men & Women)
300m Hurdles:  Girls & Boys Youth
250m Hurdles:  Girls & Boys U15, U16 
60m:  Girls & Boys U9, U10, U11, U12 
80m:  Girls & Boys U13, U14 
100m:  Girls & Boys U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior (Men & Women)
300m:  Girls & Boys U9 
500m:  Girls & Boys U10 
600m:  Girls & Boys U11, U12, U13 
400m:  Girls & Boys Youth, Junior, Senior (Men & Women)
1500m:  Girls & Boys U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior (Men & Women)
Relays:  Girls & Boys 4x100m U9, U11, U13, U15 
Relay:  4 x 400 Junior, Senior (Men & Women) 
 
 
 
 
 
Field Events.
 
 
 
 
Long Jump (Girls & Boys):  U9, U10, U11, U12
Triple Jump: Boys U15, Girls & Boys U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Turbo Javelin (Girls & Boys):  U12, U11, U10, U9
High Jump (Girls):  U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 Youth, Junior, Senior
Discus (Boys):  U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Shot Putt (Girls):  U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Javelin (Boys):  U13, U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Hammer (Girls):  U 14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MUNSTER JUNIOR,UNDER 23,SENIOR AND MASTERS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Munster Masters track and field championships will be held in Templemore Co.Tipperary on Sunday June 9th.If competing your entry must be send in through the club ,please contact Gregory Fitzgerald 087 6445789  or Michael Dunford 087 9228887 ,no entry's on day of competition
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25th  ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2019.
 
 
 
 
RACE 4-24th ANNUAL ARDMORE 5.
 
 
 
After a terrific race last Saturday evening at race 3 in the series the Waterford to Tramore our focus now will turn to race 4 the 24th Annual An Tobar sponsored Ardmore 5 mile which takes place on Friday evening May 10th .Michael Hennessey and his team have all aspects for the event in motion at this stage and we look forward to our annual visit to the home of St Declan, the beautiful village of Ardmore. The course will remain the same as previous years with the 2 lap circuit. Registration and changing will be at the Ardmore GAA club pavilion ( by kind permission ) and we sincerely thank Ardmore GAA for the use of their fine facility as they have done now for many years.  This race has a different prize policy to other races. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female athletes and after that prizes will be awarded to the first male and female athletes in each of the star signs. Entry to this race is only 7 Euro if you enter online or if you like you can pay 10 euro on the night to enter. See ye at the round tower guys.!!
 
 
 
 
 
ENTER ARDMORE 5 ONLINE NOW.
 
 
 
 
Online entry for the 24th Annual An Tobar Ardmore 5 is now open on active works or via West Waterford Athletic Club website !Cost is only €7.00. Numbers can be collected on the evening of race. It is of great help to us the race organisers if you can please enter online and it will save you time queuing on the night. The entry fee on race night will be 10 euro.
link to enter Ardmore 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25th  ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS/ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2019.
 
 
 
 
HAVE YOU JOINED THE SERIES YET -SPECIAL OFFER STILL APPLIES.
 
 
 
 
 
West Waterford Athletic Club are delighted to once again confirm dates and times for our Summer Series of Road Races which is now in its 25th year.  We would like to thank Intersport Elverys for their support over the past few years and of course Asics who have been a loyal sponsor also.
We are finding that many are now using our online pre entry to many of our races which is a huge help to the race organisers .This year our online entry will be 7 euro and if you wait to enter on the night of the race it will be 10 euro. Also we are continuing our online race series package which will cost you 40 euro. For 2019 we have a few announcements to make regarding the series and these are designed to enhance the enjoyment for all the runners and to make the Summer more interesting!  Going forward we hope to have more runners entered online as it really helps minimize the work load on the day of the run and it also means we can be more organized and thus means a better experience for all.With the view to achieving this we have decided to announce that we are going to commission a specially designed T-Shirt for those runners who meet the following criteria:
 
 
 
•Purchase the Summer Series Package online and complete 7 out of the 12 races. (Any 7)
 
•Enter online for at least 7 races and complete those 7 races (you must of course enter the Summer Series as well, this can be done online or at a race.)
 
•Run all 12 races (and enter the series).  This will be in addition to the prize you receive for doing all 12 races.
 
And finally if you meet any of the above criteria you will automatically qualify for a guaranteed, Non transferrable entry to the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Mile race for 2020.
 
Terms and Conditions Apply and these are:
 
The entry fee for the John Treacy race will be €25 and you must be 18 on race day to take part.
 
Those who enter the Summer Series will this year have a personal number that they can use at any race (the 1 exception is Waterford to Tramore as we don’t take the entries).  Once you collect your number on the first night you will have that for the full 12 races.  Remember we have 7 races that are included in the package and they are as follows:  Ballinroad 5k 5th April, Ardmore 5 Mile, 10th May, Clashmore 5k, 7th June, Dromana 5 Mile 21st June, Ras Na Rinne, 28th June, Ballymac 5 Mile 19th July and the Marine Climb, 1st Aug.The races that have to be purchased separately (either online or on the night) are Butlerstown 4 Mile, 12th April, Waterford To Tramore, 27th April, Touraneena 5k, 24th May, G.S.K. 5 Mile 16th Aug and Ballinameela 5k 30th Aug.This 2019 season of Road Running will take us over to towns and villages all over Waterford and we look forward to meeting friends old and new over the course of the next few months.
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the link for the series package. 
 
 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=61265051
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAIVIS AND KEVIN COMPLETE DEEP RIVER ROCK BELFAST MARATHON.
 
 
 
 
The 38th annual Deep river rock Belfast marathon was held last Sunday on what was a good day enough day for marathon running, it was a bit breeze on parts of the course . Raivis Zakis and Kevin Casey made the trip north to run the race and both can be well pleased with their performances. Raivis ran a solid race covering the first half in 78.40 and the second half in 77.30 finishing 11th overall in a time of 2.34.33,it seems that there was a slight miss measurement of the course as it appears that it was over 800 meters longer than the required 26.2 mile official distance. Kevin trained diligently for this race also and his work over the past number of months payed dividends for the Colligan man as he came home in a brilliant 3.20.45.Great running by both lads.
 
 
 
 
LIMERICK MARATHON AND HALF.
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was a super day today for the great Limerick run incorporating a marathon and half marathon. The club had four athlete's who completed the full Marathon Ted O'Leary lead these home in a time of 3.17 following Ted was Paul Brunnock in 3.41, Linda Foley had a huge PB when she ran a time of 3.44 and Mary Cahill also had a great run when she clocked a time of 4.38. Linda Garcia was our 4th finisher on the day in 4.53. In the half we had six runners and first home here was Colm Ryan with a time of 1.23, next across the line was Padraig Kennedy who had a super run with a time of 1.27 our first lady home was Catriona Kiely with a very solid 1.51 following Catriona home was Tom Foran in 1.58,Sharon Nugent was next in 2.08 and Gillian Hayes also posted the same time 2.08.Great running all round well done to all.
 
 
Full Marathon
 
 
 
Ted O'Leary 3.17
Paul Brunnock 3.41
Linda Foley 3.44
Marty Cahill 4.38
Linda Garcia 4.53
 
 
Half Marathon
 
 
 
Colm Ryan 1.23
Padraig Kennedy 1.27
Catriona Kiely 1.51
Tom Foran 1.58
Sharon Nugent 2.08
Gillian Hayes 2.08
 
 
 
 
 
THE JOE HOURIGAN MIDLETON 5
 
 
 
 
 
A large field of 556 took part in Thursday evenings Joe Hourigan Midleton 5 mile.The overall winner was Niall Shanahan An Bru Ac with a time of 25.17 and the ladies winner was East Cork's Fiona Santry in 29.44. John Fennell lead the West Waterford athletes home, well done to all who took part. 
 
John Fennell 38.22
Eleanor Casey 43.29
Patricia Daly 44.17
Michael Coakley 45.19
Thomas Burke 54.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
KATE VEALE SELECTED ON IRISH WORLD UNIVERSITIES GAMES TEAM.
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to club member Kate Veale who has been selected on the Irish team for the World Universities games to be held in Napoli Italy in July. Kate will competent before this on the Irish team of 8 heading to Lithuania on May 29th for the European race walking championships. We wish her well in both major competitions.
 
The team announced by Athletic Ireland this evening is as follows.
 
1 20km Walk Kate Veale Hibernia College West Waterford AC Rob Heffernan
 
2 100m, 200m Phil Healy WIT Bandon AC Shane Mark McCormack
 
3 800m Síofra Cléirigh Búttner Villanova Dundrum South Dublin AC Fionn Cléirigh Büttner
 
4 400m Cliodhna Manning IT Carlow Kilkenny City Harriers AC Peter Lyons
 
5 110mH Matthew Behan DCU Crusaders AC Maria Hetherington
 
6 800m Alanna Lally UCD UCD AC James Pat Nolan
 
7 5000m, 10,000m Shona Heaslip IT Tralee An Riocht AC Niamh O'Sullivan
 
8 100m, 200m Marcus Lawler IT Carlow Saint Laurence O Toole AC Patricia Lawler/Terrie Cahill
 
 
 
 
 
TOM LEAHY RUNS BK5K.
 
 
 
 
Well done to our club chairman Tom Leahy who ran the BK2K race last Thursday evening in Dundrum Co. Tipperary. Tom completed the course in 20.10.
 
 
 
 
 
OUTFIELD SPORTS 3 COUNTIES CHALLENGE RACE SERIES.
 
 
 
O NEILLS PHARMACY TOM JORDAN MEMORIAL PORTLAW 5.
 
 
 
 
Race number 2 in the Carrick AC organised Outfield sports 3 counties challenge The O'Neills pharmacy Tom Jordan memorial Portlaw 5 was held last Friday evening and a field of 102 competed on the day. The overall race winner was Niall Sheil St.Killians AC in 26.30 and first lady past the post was Jackie Carty Kilmore AC in 29.33.Marc Flavin was our first club man home in an excellent 5th place with a time of 27.17 Marc had a super performance the previous week at the World duathlon championships where he finished 6th in his age category. Bernie Prendergast was our first lady finisher in 26.56,well done especially also to Walter Drohan 29.29 and Pat Fitzgerald 29.59 both and under the 30 minute mark and Ray Curran who broke the 40 minute mark with 39.49.
 
Marc Flavin 27.17
Walter Drohan 29.49
Pat Fitzgerald 29.59
Ray Hahesy 30.30
Tom Hogan 31.36
Mark Cliffe 31.46
Anthon Dwyer 33.57
Tony Dwyer 34.52
Noel Hogan 34.11
Johnny Burkin 34.44
Declan O'Callaghan 34.55
Bernie Prendergast 36.56
Ray Curran 39.49
Onra Power 40.23
Michelle Finnegan 41.41
 
 
 
 
WEST WATEFORD ATHLETES COMPLETE IMRA HALF.
 
 
 
 
 
Four from the Club were represented at another IMRA event last Saturday in Co.Tipperary where The Ballyhoura Half Marathon took place. The four were Kate Meskell, Éamonn Cashin, Maria White and Céline Turminel. The race was held in ideal weather conditions, with amazing scenery and plenty of sunshine. The Half was race 3 in this year's Half Marathon League, and part of the Ballyhoura Trail Running Festival. A  challenging course with 1805 elevation (ft). with plenty variety; Mountain, Forest and Road. The results of our club members read as follows ,well done to all four.
 
Kate Meskell 2.02.15
Éamonn Cashin 2.10.33
Maria White 2.10.34
Celine Turminil 2.27.15
 
 
 
 
WEDDING CELEBRATION.
 
 
 
Congratulations to Meghan Hayes on the occasion of her marriage to Thomas Grace last weekend, all at the club wish them many years of happiness together.
 
 
 
 
SYMPATHY.
 
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Joe Conway ,Mary St ,Dungarvan who passed to his eternal reward last week may he rest in peace.
 
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
 
 
 
The runner must be a fanatic for hard work and enthusiastic enough to enjoy it.