Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 09 December 2018

 West  Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
 Season Ends with Presentation of Prizes for Tony’s Winter League Sponsored by Elverys Inter Sports
The cross country season for our younger athletes came to a close with the final run and presentation of prizes for Tony’s  Winter League which was sponsored again this year by Elverys Inter Sports. Once again the league was a huge success with 90 athletes taking part over the six weeks. Each Friday before training a large group would gather around the notice board to check out their times and assess their teams ranking.  The standard of the league was very high this year with all the participants running under 10mins during the course of the league. Cain O’Riordan was the only athlete to run under 6mins breaking the course record in the process and Tommy Fennell, Conor Mullany, Eoin Buenaventura, Lucy Holmes, Rory Fennell, David Gaffney, David Nyhan and Ian Holmes all ran under 7 mins.  Paddy Mc Carthy and Cathy Ní Sheanlaoich were two athletes who improved their times by over a minute during the course of the six weeks.
 The countdown run started with each runner going off at their best time. First across the line was Sophie Carroll Lawlor who ran the small lap followed closely by Sarah O’Riordan who was first home from the big lap. Almost half the runners were home before the clock hit zero meaning they ran faster than their best time in the league. The presentation took place after the run and our thanks to St Augustine’s College for the use of their grounds and hall for the league.   A large number of parents were present as Mary Ashe made the announcements. 
 The first presentation was to the individual prize-winners. 
Fastest Boy and Course Record Holder: Cian O’Riordan 
Fastest Girl: Sarah Nyhan
Fastest Boy under 12: David Gaffney
Fastest Girl under 12: Aoife O’Donovan
Fastest Boy under 10 Long lap: Eoin Prendergast
 Fastest Girl under 10 Long lap: Isabelle Gaffney 
Fastest Boy on Short lap: Sean Hogan
Fastest Girl on Short lap: Aoife Buenaventura
Most Consistent: Liam Broderick
Most Improved since last year:  Emer O’Neill 
Top finishers on final run Sophie Carroll Lawlor and Sarah O’Riordan
The highlight of the league is always the team competition and there is always a keen contest for the honours.  This year  one team took the lead on the first night and held it all the way through, Ger Wyley representing our sponsors Elverys Inter Sport was on hand to present the prizes to the winning teams assisted by members of the committee. First up was Tommy  Fennell’s team of Tommy , Ben Qualter, Angelina Chizhikova, Owen Morrissey, George Rusu, Claudia O’Halloran, Caolán O’Corrain and Amy O’Riordan to collect the third team prize. Next up was Lucy Holmes team in second Lucy, Robert Quinn, Lia Cunningham, Grainne Moore, Ami Flavin, Sarah Gaffney and Cormac O’Regan and finally what everyone was waiting for the announcement of the winning team which this year was captained by David Nyhan.  Eunice Power was on hand to present the winning captain with the Powersfield House Cup which was donated to the club by the Power family. The members of the winning team were David Nyhan, Cal Tutty, Mark Blackwell, Elia Tutty, Paddy Mc Carthy, Eoghan Lattimore, Aodhán O’ Rahallaigh, Riona Towey.
Well done to all who took part in the League and to Lola and Tony for keeping track of all the times.
All Ireland Day 2 Saturday December 15th Navan
The following West Waterford athletes have qualified for the All Ireland Championships in Navan. The bus will leave the Park Hotel @3pm on Friday and there will be a short shopping stop in Newbridge. 
Under 11 Girls
Sarah Gaffney
Under 11 Boys 
Liam Broderick, Eoin Prendergast,   Owen Morrissey, Conor Keane
Under 13 Girls 
Grainne Moore
Under 13 Boys
David Gaffney,   Cal Tutty,   Eoghan Lattimore,   Ian Holmes,   Ben Qualter Darragh O’Regan
Under 15 Girls
Sarah Nyhan,   Ally Cunningham,    Leah Cunningham,   Angela Chizhikova, Aoibh Murphy, Cathy Ní Sheanlaoich,  Caoimhe Prendergast
Under 15 Boys
Tommy Fennell
Under 17 Girls
Lucy Holmes ,  Mary Kate Prendergast 
Under 17 Boys
Conor Mullany,    Oisin O’Riordan     Eoin Buenaventura,   Robert Quinn,  Mark Blackwell
Under 19 Girls
Sophie Landers, Sinead O’Brien, Dani Cunningham
Under 19 Boys
Cian O’Riordan
This will be an overnight trip so please let Mary Ashe know if you are staying with the club group in City West Hotel. 
There will be training on Wed 12th @ 4pm for all those who have qualified  for the All Ireland.