Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 04 June 2018

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
Exciting Performances in Tullamore and Ennis
It was a busy few days for West Waterford athletes with many of our younger members competing in the County Finals of the Primary School Sports on Thursday some of our older athletes competing in the Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools Championships in Tullamore and a small group of our younger athletes competing at the Munster under 9-13 Championships held in Ennis on Saturday and Sunday.
Irish Schools Title for Ard Scoils Lucy Holmes 
There were some very exciting performances at the Irish LifeHealth Irish Schools track and field championships in Tullamore last Saturday.  Three West Waterford athletes were among the medal winners. Running in the colours of the Ard Scoil Lucy Holmes toed the line in the Inter girls 800m. Running a very astute race she stayed off the early pace sitting in 3rd place for the first lap. With 150m to go Lucy upped the pace and cruise past the leading pair to come home a winner in a new personal best time of 2.13.33 more than three seconds faster than she ran in the Munster Schools Championships.  Sinead O’Brien competing for the Ard Scoil finished 7th in the senior steeplechase in 5.53while Kate Hickey was 10th in the Inter girl’s steeplechase.
Silver for St Augustine’s Athletes in the Pole Vault  
St Augustine’s continued their long successful tradition in the pole vault where Sam O’Neil and Diarmuid Harty both tied for second place in the senior boy’s pole vault with a clearance of 3m40.  Allanah Kelly soared to new heights jumping 2m70 to finish 5th in a very strong inter girls pole vault. Niall Blackwell made his final appearance in the Dungarvan CBS colours running in the senior boys 5000m. Niall finished in 7th place just behind Munster Champion Hugo Blair. His time of 16.15 was 9secs faster than he ran in Munster two weeks ago. We wish Niall and all our athletes sitting their Leaving and Junior Cert Exams the best of luck.
Gold for Isabelle Gaffney at Munsters in Ennis
 The Munster under 9-13 championships were held in Ennis on Saturday and Sunday last with big field in all the events. Isabelle Gaffney made a very promising start to her Munster athletics career winning the under 9 girls 300m in 53.56 secs. Isabelle also competed over 60m where she finished in third place. In the under 10 500m Kyla Flavin finished in 12th place and Sarah Gaffney made it in to the top ten finishing 9th in the under 11in 2.03.19. David Gaffney and David Nyhan both made it through the heats of the under 12 600m with David Gaffney finishing 5th in the final in 1.49.56 and David Nyhan 10th in 1.57.01. In the under 13 600m Ian Holmes also made it through to the final finishing 9th in 1.52. In the under 11 long jump Aoife Lattimore leaped 3m22 to finish 16th of the forty eight competitors.
West Waterford had just three competing on Sunday Cian Qualter made it through to the semi finals of the under 9 60m and finished 20th in the under 9 300m. His brother Ben just missed out on a semi final place in the under 12 60m. Liam Broderick ran a very fast 1.55.4 to finish 9th in the boys under 11 600m. Well done to all who competed.
County Schools Championships a Great Success
The county final was an exciting finale to a month of primary schools athletics. The best athletes from west Waterford, mid Waterford and the city competed against each other for the honour of being county champion. Western athletes figured strongly in all events. The trophies for the overall winners of each section of the Western Finals and the Nora Healy Trophy were presented on the night of the county final. West Waterford would like to extend their thanks to all the athletes, parents, committee member and senior club members who helped in the running of another very successful Primary School Sports. Our thanks also to St Augustine’s College for the use of their facilities. Lots of photos of the event are on the West Waterford A.C. website.  Full results below
Results Girls U8 80M County Final Results Boys U8 80M County Final
1st Isabelle Gaffney, Glenbeg 1st Brooklyn Jacob, Glor Na Mara
2nd Leah Queally, Coolnasmear 2nd Anthony O Donnell, Glenbeg
3rd Kate Nugent, Modeligo 3rd Lukson Kilonda, Scoil Lorcain
Results Girls U9 80M County Final Results Boys U9 80M County Final
1st Elana Coady, Ballygunner 1st Eddie Raicevic, Whitchurch
2nd Molly Byrne, Coolnasmear 2nd Noah Osadolor, St. Stephen
3rd Cora Miller, Ballygunner 3rd Orion Cala, Passage
Results Girls U10 80M County Final Results Boys U10 80M County Final
1st Lucy Nugent, Modeligo 1st Mohammad Oladiti, St. Pauls
2nd Eniola Oduniake, Glor Na Mara 2nd Seanan Devine, Coolnasmear
3rd Sarah Gaffney, Glenbeg 3rd Pierce Quann, Glenbeg
Results Girls U11 100M County Final Results Boys U11 100M County Final
1st Petra Igwe, Ursline 1st David Gaffney, Glenbeg
2nd Samara Osadolar, Mercy 2nd Ciaran Kirwan, Fews
3rd Emma Corkery, Holy Cross 3rd Mattie Kupczyk, Abbeyside
Results Girls U12 100M County Final Results Boys U12 100M County Final
1st Grace Shultz, Ballygunner 1st Ian Holmes, Glenbeg
2nd Kasey Mulhearne, Kilmacthomas 2nd Darragh Murphy, St. Josephs
3rd Claire Butler, Holy Cross 3rd Corey Scanlan, Whitechurch
Results Girls O12 100M County Final Results Boys O12 100M County Final
1st Jeslyn Ni Fhoghu, Bhaile Mhic Airt 1st Luke Curtin, St. Declans
2nd Isobel Casey, St. John of God 2nd Ben O Sullivan, Lismore
3rd Sarah Byrne, Holy Cross 3rd Conor Golden, St. Declans
Results Girls U9 300M County Final Results Boys U9 300M County Final
1st Isobelle Gaffney, Glenbeg 1st Eddie Raicevic, Whitechurch
2nd Kyla Flavin, Garranbane 2nd Eoin Prendergast, Carriglea
3rd Zoe Kenny, Mercy 3rd Ryan Whelan, Tallow
Results Girls U11 600M County Final Results Boys U11 600M County Final
1st Sarah Abullo, Ballygunner 1st David Gaffney, Glenbeg
2nd Rebecca Walsh, Newtown 2nd Zak O Sullivan, Glor Na Mara
3rd Grace Fanning, St. John of God 3rd David Nyham, Glenbeg
Results Girls U12 600M County Final Results Boys U12 600M County Final
1st Muireann Ni Dhuifinn, Gaelscoil Ballygunner 1st Ben Wallis, Waterpark
2nd Mia Casey, Ursuline 2nd Ian Holmes, Glenbeg
3rd Eimear Griffin, Whitechurch 3rd Eoghan Lattiemore, Scoil Gharbhain
Results Girls O12 800M County Final Results Boys O12 800M County Final
1st Caoimhe Prendergast, Carriglea 1st Kyle Moloney, Clashmore
2nd Angelina Chizhikov St. Marys 2nd Jake Coffey, St. Declans
3rd Ciara Power, Newtown 3rd Shay Cotter, Aglish
Results Girls U8 Relay County Final Results Boys U8 Relay County Final
1st Ballygunner 1st Scoil Gharbhain
2nd Coolnasmear 2nd Holy Cross
3rd Glenbeg 3rd Clashmore
Results Girls U9 Relay County Final Results Boys U9 Relay County Final
1st Ballygunner 1st Whitechurch
2nd Holy Cross 2nd Scoil Larcain
3rd Coolnasmear 3rd Scoil Gharbhain
Results Girls U10 Relay County Final Results Boys U10 Relay County Final
1st Scoil Gharbhain 1st Ballygunner
2nd Clashmore 2nd Coolnasmear
3rd Glor Na Mara 3rd Holy Cross
Results Girls U11 Relay County Final Results Boys U11 Relay County Final
1st Abbeyside 1st An Rinn
2nd Holy Cross 2nd Whitechurch
3rd John of God 3rd St Stephens
Results Girls U12 Relay County Final Results Boys U12 Relay County Final
1st Ursuline 1st Glor Na Mara
2nd St. John of God 2nd Ballygunner
3rd Holy Cross 3rd Lismore
Results Girls O12 Relay County Final Results Boys O12 Relay County Final
1st St. Marys 1st Lismore
2nd St. John of God 2nd Glor Na Mara
3rd Holy Cross 3rd Ballygunner