Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 10th April 2017

Training Continues over Easter Holidays

There has been a good turnout for training over the last few weeks as our athletes prepare for the track and field season. Training will continue over the Easter holiday on Wed and Fridays @ 6pm in the Friary with the exception of Good Friday when there will be no training;

Ferrybank Open Sports

A small group of athletes from West Waterford travelled to the RSC on Sunday last to compete in Ferrybank Sports. The standard of competition was very high with many Leinster clubs competing in the events. Three athletes from West Waterford were among the medal winners Isabelle Gaffney was third in the under 8 300m, David Gaffney won the boys under 11 500m and Aoif O’Brien was second in the under 16 girls sprint. Ian Holmes made it to the final of the boys under 12 sprint and finished 5th in the 600m.

Primary Schools Sports

Entires have now been received from all the local Primary Schools and May will be a busy month for all our athletes. See dates below

All Ireland Medals for Pole Vaulters

The first session of the All Ireland Indoor Juvenile Championships were held in Athlone. Several pole vaulters from West Waterford travelled to compete in the event. On Saturday Kate Killigrew was in action in the girls under 15 event. This was Kate’s first All Ireland competition and she cleared 2m20 to win a silver medal. Alannah Kelly cleared a new personal best of 2m45in the under 16 girls but was beaten for the bronze medal on countback.
The boys were in action on Sunday. Ryan McGrath cleared 2m60 to take third in the under 16 boys. The under 17 boys competition was a very close affair with three jumpers clearing 3m. The medals were decided on countback with Patrick Fitzgerald taking gold and Sam O’Neil bronze.

We had only one runner in action on the track with Niall Blackwell qualifying through to the final of the boys under 19 1500m. Niall ran 4.20.15 to finish in seventh place and was the second Munster athlete home.

Dates for Your Diary

  • Mon April 17th Kilmacow Open Sports
  • Wed April 26th Waterford Secondary School Sports Waterford RSC 12.30pm
  • Sat April 22nd Munster Junior &under 23 and Juvenile Multi Events RSC
  • Sun April 23rd Leevale Open Sports CIT
  • Wed May 3rd East Munster Girls Championships Waterford RSC @ 12.00
  • Thur 4th May Primary Schools Sports Heats Big Schools St Augustines @ 6.30
  • Wed 10th May East Munster Boys Championships Templemore @ 11.30
  • Thurs 11th May Primary Schools Sports Heats Small Schools St Augustines @ 6.30
  • Sunday 14th May County Champiomships Day 1 Waterford RSC @ 11.00
  • Thurs 18th May Western Primary Schools Sports St Augustines @ 6.30
  • Sat 20th May Glohealth Munster Schools Championships CIT Cork @9.30
  • Sunday 21st May County Championships Day 2 Waterford RSC @11.00
  • Thurs June 1st County Schools Finals
  • Sat June 3rd & Sun 4th Munsters under 9—13 Ennis
  • Sat June 4th Glohealth All Ireland Schools Championships Tullamore @9am
  • Sat June 17th &Sun 18th June Munsters under 14-19 CIT