Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 04 February 2019

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
 
Aislinn O’Regan off to U.A.E. this weekend
 
On Saturday next Aislinn O’Regan will head to Dublin to join her teammates as they head to Sharjah in the UAE to compete in the IWAS World Games. Aislinn will have a few days to acclimatise herself to the heat and prepare for her shot and discus competitions which will be held in the middle of the following week. Aislinn has been working hard on her two events over the last few months. Last Saturday she competed as a guest in the shot at the Athletics Ireland indoor games where she set a new personal best in the shot adding almost 20cms to her previous best to finish on 5m99cms. She has now set herself the target of trying to break 6m in Sharjah.  Her discus competition will be her first one this year and again she will be looking to improve on her mark of last year. Everyone in West Waterford A.C. will be cheering her on from the sidelines here in Dungarvan.
 
 
East Munster Titles for Oisin and Cian O’Riordan 
 
The East Munster Schools Cross Country was held in horrible conditions last Thursday. It was a cold wet and windy day that tested the stamina of athletes and officials alike. The cold sleety rain never let up all day and a special thanks to the officials from West Waterford and Waterford AC who manned the course for the duration of the eight races. West Waterford athletes competed for all the local schools with many winning individual and team medals and qualifying for the Irish Life Health Munster Schools Championships which will be held in the same venue on Friday February 15th . 
  The CBS had two winners on the day with Oisin O’Riordan leading from the start to take the intermediate boys race and his older brother Cian taking the senior title in similar fashion.
In the first race of the day Angelina Chizhikova representing St Augustine’s finished 3rd and led the St Augustine’s team to second place in the team competition. Cathy Ní Sheanlaoich was also a member of the team finishing in 24th place.
In the junior girls race Caoimhe Prendergast competing for the Ard Scoil reversed the result of the county championships finishing 4th just ahead of Ally Cunningham St Augustine’s in 4th place. The Ard Scoil finished 2nd in the team race with Aoibh Murphy in 19th place a member of the team.
In the junior boys race Tommy 2nd and Rory Fennell 3rd led the St Augustine’s team to second place.
In the inter girls race Sarah Nyhan in 5th place led the Ard Scoil team to the silver team medals while in the boys race Eoin Buenaventura was the first St Augustine’s athlete home in 13th place and they also finished 2nd in the team event. In the same race mark Blackwell representing CBS finished 24th.
 
In the senior girls race it was a bronze individual medal for Lucy Holmes as she led the Ard Scoil to 2nd place in the team race with Mary Kate Prendergast 10th also scoring in the team race. Sophie Landers was competing for Blackwater CS and finished in 9th place.
In the final race of the day the senior boys Conor Mullany Blackwater finished 4th with the St Augustine’s team in 2nd place.
We look forward to seeing all these athletes in action again on the 15th and hope for better weather on the day.  
 
Dates for your Diary
 
Friday Feb 15th Munster Schools Cross Country Carriganore 12.30
 
Tuesday March 5th Munster Schools Indoors Nenagh 11am
 
Saturday March 9th All Ireland Schools Cross Country Clongowes Wood College Clane Co Kildare
 
Wednesday March 13th 6pm Training starts back for out younger athletes and all those interested in track and field events