Senior News

Notes November 04-18

MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS RACE SERIES.
 
 
 
 
MURRAY'S CAREPLUS PHARMACY BRICKEY 5K.
 
 
 
 
The 25th Annual Murray's Careplus Pharmacy sponsored Brickey Run was held last Sunday in what turned out to be idea running conditions after the early morning rain. Our sincere thanks to all concerned with the event as they had everything running like clockwork on the morning, with special thanks to Conor Blackwell for his work behind the scene on the race.The 5k fast flat course saw a large field of 170 runners taking part plus a large entry of walkers participating making the occasion a real family atmosphere in the Valley Sunday morning.As mentioned already this event is a real community effort by all in the Brickey Juvenile GAA club  along with Kilrossanty football club with both teams merged at ladies under age for football.It was also great to see and worthy of a mention the various fit4life ,couch to 5k and lets Run groups who targeted this race, they also helped to make the numbers grow this year. All great events need great sponsors and we have been fortunate again this year to have Murray's Careplus Pharmacy Dungarvan on board, to proprietor Liz Murray and David for her kind gesture of sponsoring this event again in 2019 a big thank you. Liz was on hand on the day to present all the winners with their prizes.At the prize presentation the club chairman Tom Leahy thanked all who helped with the race especially all the stewards under the stewardship of Conor Blackwell and our own West Waterford AC crew who once again did an excellent job, Richie Hayes from the Kilrossanty club then spoke and also thanked everyone involved from both clubs for their efforts. Our thank to Alan Curran who came along to present the Martin Curran memorial Cup to the men’s winner, A special thank you go to the ladies who looked after the refreshments after the race, they saw that everyone was well looked after.Thanks al always to the Gerry Tobin for his help at the club house. Thanks also to our great team of registers, timekeepers, recorders, etc. and to all those who put out the race signs. This race was of course race number 1 in the Michael Roche carpets series and were delighted to report that a large proportion of the field of runners signed up for this year series ,if you missed the opportunity to sign on you can do so at the next race in the series the Turkey Trot on Sunday November 18th  . See you all back in the Valley next yea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NIALL  SHEIL CLAIMS THE MARTIN CURRAN MEMORIAL CUP .
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 25th annual Murrays Careplus Pharmacy Brickey 5k was held last Sunday in what was a good morning for the race despite the early rain which fell it wasn't cold and there was no wind as the 170 runners plus 100 walkers took off from outside the GAA field at 11 am.From the starting gun a group broke clear Raivis Zakis West Waterford Niall Sheils St Killians,Noel Murphy Waterford and Thurles Crokes Denis Shanahan,This group covered the first km in a very fast 3.05 leaving the rest of the field in their wake, The same four athletes raced through 2km in 6.10 and followed this with another fast split going through 3km in 9.30, as the race passed the 3k mark Wexford's Sheil made a decisive move which saw him open a slender gap on the other three athletes. Over the final two kilometres he  increased his distance between his chasers as he went on to cross the finish line first making amends for his runner up placing in 2017 with a time of 16.05 to claim a great victory.
 A great battled ensued for the other placing's with Noel Murphy breaking away from the group at the 4k mark going on to take 2nd place in 16.28 , Noel had 7 seconds to spear in the end over Thurles man Denis Shanahan who finished 3rd in 16.36 with Raivis having to settle for 4th in 16.40
. Ravis Zakis secured that 3rd place spot in a time of 16.16 for unbelievably the 4th year in succession that he has filled that position. The novel weight categories for men were won as followed Evan Fitzgerald won the under 60 kg ,  Gary Cantwell took the under 70 kg prize, Raivis Zakis  won the under 80 kg while Sean Stilwell won the under 90 kg , and Alan Curran took the under 100kg, while Eamon Curran took the over 100kg category.  Well done to all.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 MENS RACE RESULTS BRICKEY 5K 2018
 
 
 
1st Niall Sheil St Killians A.C. 16.05
2nd Noel Murphy Waterford A.C. 16.28
3rd Denis Shanahan Thurles Crokes A.C. 16.36
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEIGHT CATEGORIES
 
 
U/60 Evan Fitzgerald Clonmel A.C.
U/70 Gary Cantwell St Abbans A.C.
U/80 Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 
U/90 Sean Stilwell West Waterford AC
U/100 Alan Curran West Waterford AC
O/ 100 Eamon Curran West Waterford AC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JACKIE CARTY TAKES THE JIM LYONS MEMORIAL SHIELD.
 
 
 
 
 
The ladies race unlike the men's was down to a two way battle as Kilmore AC's Jackie Carty and West Waterford's Kate Veale race from the field running shoulder to shoulder through the first km with neither athlete giving an inch, this is how it stayed for the next 3 kilometres as both girls tried in vain to break from each other, they were still locked at 4 kms and in the final 400 meters or so it the Wexford lady who was to prove the strongest of the two coming home in first place in a time of 18.34 for 14th place overall just 4 seconds ahead of Kate who really put it up to Jackie throughout the race, so well done to both ladies for a great battle fought out in good spirit. 
Louise Morgan Ferrybank AC had an excellent run also when she was 3rd in 19.41,Louise also finished in this position in 2017 but her time was much faster as she recorded  time of 20.11 last year.In 4th was Local Brickey lady Louise Curran who clocked a time of 20.11,Louise is granddaughter of the gentleman man who our race cup honours the late Martin Curran. 5th place was Sandra Flynn West Waterford AC in a time of 20.12 and the 6th lady home was Sinead Brannigan Waterford AC in 20.26, An  Athlete from Youghal AC was 7th lady home when Julie Kenneally clocked a time of 21.33 to fill that position and our final ladies prize went to West Waterford's Eveleen Drohan in a time of 21.48. For the ladies race it's the top 8 finishers in the prize categories so well done to all.
 
 
 
 
 
 
LADIES RACE RESULTS BRICKEY 5K 2018
 
 
 
1st Jackie Carty Kilmore AC 18.34
2nd Kate Veale West Waterford AC 18.38
3rd Louise Morgan Ferrybank AC 19.41
4th Louise Curran West Waterford AC 20.11
5th Sandra Flynn West Waterford AC 20.12
6th Sinead Brannigan Waterford AC 20.26
7th Julie Kenneally Youghal  A.C. 21.33
8th Eveleen Drohan West Waterford A.C. 21.48
 
 
 
 
 
MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES.RACE 2.
 
 
 
WEST WATERFORD HOSPICE TO BENEFIT FROM 10th ANNUAL PADDY JOE CURRAN MEMORIAL TURKEY TROT.
 
 
 
On Sunday November 18th the 10th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 4 mile walk will take place at the Marine Bar, Pulla, Dungarvan. All proceeds from this year's event will go to West Waterford Hospice. The 4 mile walk will begin at 11 am, while the 5 mile run will get under way at 12 noon. If you would like further information or would like a sponsorship card for the event email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
 
 
TURKEY TROT ONLINE ENTRY ON THIS LINK.  
 
 
 
 
https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=57701854
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
25th ANNUAL FORDE'S DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE STARTS THIS EVENING.
 
 
 
 
ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE.
 
 
 
 
There was a great turn out last Wednesday night for registration night for this year's winter league, our thanks to all those runners who came along last week to register it will take a lot of pressure off our registration volunteers for tonight. The 25th year of the event kicks off tonight Wednesday with round one of the 13 week league with the traditional 2 week break over Christmas. If you didn’t manage to get down for registration last week you can of course come along and register tonight or indeed you can join in the league at any point you wish. Both the long course and the short course will both remain the same as last year and both will be stewarded. We of course want each and every runner to come along and enjoy the event but of safety for all is paramount to the league success ,with this in mind we ask all runners to please obey the organisers and stewards at all times ,they are there for our safety and if we can keep each other safe out on the road it will add greatly to our enjoyment at the event. The main aim of the winter league is and has been for all of 25 years is to promote health and fitness through running, especially for those that have never ran before. If it's your first winter league we are there to help you in any way that we can, indeed the league itself is structured in such a way that it's ideally set up for all no matter what your standard of fitness is as our league handicap system which is used has the total beginner in mind. The first night of the league will get under way at the new earlier time of 6.50 tonight when we fire the starter’s pistol announced the start of this year's league as we send  the large field of runners on their way in the traditional first night mass start.
 
 
 
 
 
 
TONIGHT’S ROUND 1 OF THE WINTER LEAGUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Tonight we will get the 25th annual Forde's Daybreak winter league under way with the traditional mass start for both the short and long routes. First league the short course will be off at 6.50 sharp followed 5 minutes later by the second league, the long route.
2. When you arrive at the centre tonight, register upstairs. If you have a number go to the desk on the right, if you need to get a number go the desk on the left.
3. If you have a number it’s €3 weekly for non-members and €2 for members. If you have paid up in full for the league in advance you MUST still register at the desk directly inside the sports centre front door, if your registering weekly you do so up stairs in the sports centre each night of the league.
5. You can of course also pay for the entire league with a once off payment and save yourself some money by doing so. For club members you can pay 30 euro (this includes the 5 euro once off number payment) and for non members you can pay a once off payment of 40 euro which also includes the 5 euro number payment charge.
6. The number provided to you at registration is Water proof and also has a chip timing device on the back which must not be removed, the number will be your number for the duration of the entire league.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAFETY ON THE ROADS IS PARAMOUNT TO THE SUCCESS OF THE WINTER LEAGUE.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The first rule of safety when running on the road is that all runners must wear their reflective bib at all times. Bibs can be bought at any sports shop or hardware shop. We must obey the stewards at all times. They are there for our own safety and are not to be ignored. Please be wary of traffic at all times but especially when crossing the road or overtaking somebody.
 
 
 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WATCHES, IPOD’S AND REFLECTIVE BIBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY RUNNER BE ALLOWED TO TAKE PART IN THE WINTER LEAGUE WITHOUT A REFLECTIVE BIB. IF YOU HAVE NOT YET GOT A BIB PLEASE DO SO BEFORE THE OFFICIAL START OF THE LEAGUE TONIGHT. WATCHES AND IPOD’S OR ANY MUSIC DEVICES ARE STRICTLY AGAINST CLUB RULES AND PENALTY POINTS WILL APPLY IN ALL CASES.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WINTER LEAGUE TEAM COMPETITION.
 
 
 
 
 
 Some years ago we introduced the team competition and this has been a brilliant fun aspect to the league these past few years with great number of teams competing. Teams again this year will be comprised of 3 members and can be all male, all female or mixed. The scoring will be based on the positions of the two best placed members on the team on each night of the league from the normal winter league results. There is no extra charge to register a team. Once you are registered for the winter league, you will be eligible to go on a team. All members of the team need to be registered to run the same course in the league. Anyone who is interested in going on a team, but is new to the league or doesn’t know people to go on a team with, can leave their name and we will help to find a team for them. All teams must be registered before week 4 of the league (i.e. before end of November 2018). Details of how register your team will be provided at the Winter League.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GREAT START TO MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The first race in the Michael Roche Carpets Series as part of the Brickey Run took place last Sunday and did not disappoint with a great number of runners already entered the series. We have 4 more races to come in this series with your best 4 out of the 5 finishes counting for the final tables.  These 4 races are the Marine Turkey Trot which takes place at the Marine Bar on the 18th November with the remaining races taking place after Christmas and these include the Colligan Cup on January 20th , The Kilmac 5  on the 24th of February and finally the Dungarvan 10k on the 10th March where the final results will be tallied and prizes presented by our sponsors for this league Michael and Brigid Roche and family.  Our thanks to Michael and Brigid for their kind sponsorship and their long record of supporting athletics in West Waterford. Remember you can still enter the series at any of our events.
 
 
 
 
JOHN AND MARIA COMPLETE NEW YORK MARATHON.
 
 
 
Congratulations to the clubs latest two New York marathon conquerors Maria White and John Fennell, both Maria and John completed the famed marathon event last Sunday with Maria crossing the finish line in Central park with a  time of 4.04.42 and she was followed home by John who recorded a time of 4.38.59, very well done to both on completing one of the most iconic marathons in the world.
 
 
 
SYMPATHY.
 
 
 
 
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Rossiter Mc Carthy Ville Abbeyside who passed to her eternal reward recently, may she rest in peace.
 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
 
You feel good while you're running and you feel even better when you're finished.