Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 05 March 2018

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
Irish Health Life Irish Schools Cross Country Championships in Carriganore March 10th 
The final national cross country race in the Irish Schools calendar will take place in Carriganore next Saturday with the first race underway at 12noon.  Carriganore has already hosted a very successful East Munster and Munster Schools Cross Country Championships and Mary Ashe and her team are ready to host the first ever Irish Life Health All Ireland Schools Cross Country  here in Carriganore.
There will be plenty of local interest in all the race with competitors from Ard Scoil na nDeise, Dungarvan CBS and St Augustine’s all involved. Teams from the Ard Scoil will contest the Junior and Intermediate girls races while St Augustine’s will have teams in the Minor Boys and Intermediate Girls events. With some strong competition from the Leinster and Ulster Schools team medals will be hard to come by.
Aly Cunningham St Augustine’s Minor Girls, Micheal Troy St Augustine’s Inter Boys , Sinead O’Brien Ard Scoil na nDeise Senior Girls and Niall Blackwell Dungarvan CBS will all compete as individuals in their respective races. The best chance of an individual medal should come from Tommy Fennell who put in a fantastic performance to win the Minor boys race in Munster if he can reproduce that form on Saturday he could be our first medal winner on the day. Best of luck to all the West Waterford athletes competing for their schools on Saturday and a big thank you to the officials from West Waterford who will be there to ensure the smooth running of the event.   
All Ireland Indoors Day 1 Postponed
Because of a backlog of fixtures caused by cancellations last weekend  Day 1 of the National Indoor Championships has been refixed for Saturday April 7th. We have two athletes affected by the change as the girls Pole Vault is on Day 1. So Kate Killigrew and Allanah Kelly will now compete on April 7th. Day 2 will go ahead as planned on March 18th with the boys pole vault due to take place that day. Because of a clash with a school tour Patrick Fitzgerald and Sam O’Neil will miss the event but Darragh Curran and Ryan McGrath will keep the West Waterford flag flying. 
Training Starts Back on Wed March 7th  @6pm
While our older athletes have been training away for the schools cross country our younger athletes have had a long break. It is now time to get back to training in preparation for the track and field season. We will start back on Wed March 7th in St Augustine’s @ 6pm. We will continue every Wed and Fri right through the Easter break except for Good Friday. We look forward to seeing all out under 9 to 19 athletes back on the 7th.  New members are always welcome.
The Track and Field Season will get underway on Easter Monday when St Seanan’s will host an Open Sports and Ferrybank Open Sports will be held on April 8th.