Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 11th July 2016

Irish Team Land Safely in Tbilisi

All 31 athletes and their team mentors have arrived in Tbilisi ahead of the European Youths Championships. Micheals 3000m will be on Thursday and the athletics Ireland website and facebook page will carry all the results. There is a photo of the full team at Dublin airport on the athletics Ireland facebook page. Best of luck Micheal.

Presentation of Prizes for Club Championships

The presentation of prizes for the club championships took place last Wednesday at the end of training. As this presentation clashed with the first week of the school holidays many of our athletes missed the presentation. Those who missed it will be presented with their prizes over the next couple of weeks as they come back to training after their family holidays. Well done to all who competed over the three weeks of the championships.

All Ireland Championships Kick Off

The first session of the All Ireland championships were held in Tullamore last Sunday. West Waterford had two athletes in action. Orna nic Aoire was first in action in the girls under 14 hammer. This is Orna’s first year in athletics and she has improved with every outing. Last Sunday she had another personal best of 27m 63 in finishi8ng in the under 14 hammer. Lucy Holmes was in action in the girls under 15 800m. This was the only girls’ race in which they had to run heats and a final. The girls were on the line for the second heat when there was a huge downpour and everyone had to run for cover. This delayed the race by about 10mins. After the shower the girls got underway and Lucy made it through to the final as a fastest loser. Two hours later they lined up for the final and it was a very fast race Lucy was well in contention over the first 600m but faded in the final 200m and finished in 8th place. These two 800m will be good practise as she will compete in her preferred event 1500m in two weeks time.

Upcoming All Ireland Championships

Saturday July 23rd:

Allanah Kelly under 15 Pole Vault
Aoife Lie under 17 Pole Vault
Ryan nic Craith 15 Pole Vault
Sam O’Neil 16 Pole Vault
Patrick Fitzgerald 16 Pole Vault
Craig Cloona 17 Pole Vault
Diarmuid Harty 17 Pole Vault
Ciara McKenna under 16 Javelin
Niall Blackwell under 18 3000m
Caoimhe Dwyer under 18 400m and Triple Jump

Sunday July 24th:

Lucy Holmes under 15 1500m
Kate Hickey under 16 1500m
Josh Rockett under 18 Discus and Hammer

Training will continue until the end of July and we hope to have a large number competing at the Munster B championships in Waterford on Saturday July 30th.

Flag Day a Success

The juvenile committee would like to thank our athletes and parents who collected in our recent flag day and to all who contributed to the collection.