Juvenile News

Juvenile News,12 February 2019

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
Irish Life HealthMunster Schools Cross Country Championships on Friday Next 
On Friday next February Carriganore will once again host a Munster schools cross country championships. The forecast on Friday is for mild weather which will be a welcome change from the rain and sleet that fell the day of the East Munster Championships. There will be eight races on the day with the first starting at 12.30. All the local schools have athletes qualified for this event and the first 15 athletes and three teams will qualify for the All Ireland in March.
First off will be the Minor girls and county champion Angelina Chizhikova St Augustine’s who finished 3rd in the East Munster will be looking to finish in the top 10 and qualify for the All Ireland. In the junior girls Caoimhe Prendergast Ard Scoil and Ally Cunningham St Augustines will again renew rivalry. Ally finished ahead in the counties but Caoimhe had the better day at the East Munster so we will see who has the better run on Friday. Both should qualify for the All Ireland and the Ard Scoil team that finished 2nd to last year’s Munster Champions should be in the shake up for the team medals. 
In the junior boys race Tommy and Rory Fennell will spearhead the Friary team as they seek to qualify for the All Ireland. In the Intermediate girls Sarah Nyhan  Ard Scoil should be in the shake up as should the Ardscoil team. Dungarvan CBS will be represented by East Munster Champions Oisin O’Riordan in the inter boys race and Cian O’Riordan and both should be in the running for individual medals and All Ireland qualification. Conor Mullany Blackwater should also make it through in the senior boys. In the senior girls event Lucy Holmes will lead a strong Ard Scoil team that should qualify for the All Ireland while Sophie Landers Blackwater should also be in with a chance of qualifying.
Aislinn Landed Safely in the UAE
On Saturday last Aislinn O’Regan headed to Dublin and flew to Dubai with the rest of the Irish team for the IWAS World Championships. Aislinn has a few days to acclimatize to the heat and will compete in her first event the shot next Wednesday. We will keep you updated on her progress. 
Indoor Championships Nenagh
A few of our athletes have expressed an interest in competing in the under 13-19 indoor championships in Nenagh on February 23rd and 24th. If you want to compete please let Mary Ashe now as soon as possible as the entries close this weekend.