Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 12 May 2019

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
Superb Performance at the County Championships
Over thirty young athletes from West Waterford made the trip to the RSC on Sunday last for the first session of the County championships. With favourable weather conditions is was a good day for track running although a strong wind on the back straight made conditions challenging for the middle distance runners. In all our athletes captured fifteen county titles as well as numerous silver and bronze medals.
Patrick Mullany competing in his first county championships won both the long jump and the 300m under 9. Cian Qualter also had a double winning the 80m and 500m under 10. Lucy Holmes was another athlete to have a double winning the 400m and 1500m. Sean Mullarkey had a busy weekend winning the shot at the Ton Le Gaoithe meet on Saturday and following it up with wins in the discus and javelin on Sunday. There were also County titles for Aoife Lattimore in the Long Jump under 12, Sarah Gaffney in the 600m under 12, Ben Qualter in the under 13 80m and David Gaffney in the 600m under 13. Sara Slevin won the Shot under 15 as did Angelina Chizhikova in the 1500m and Adam Hayden won the under 16 Discus.
Silver medals were won by Isabelle Gaffney under 10 80m, Eoin Morrissey under 11 600m, Aoife Lattimore under 12 Turbo javelin, Liam Broderick under 12 600m,Mattie Mullany under 13 80m and javelin, Ben Qualter under 13 600m, Roisin Quinn under 15 hurdles and high jump, Sarah Slevin under 15 100m, David Horgan under 15 Javelin, Sean Killigrew under 15 discus, Finn Wright under 16 javelin Paul Mullarkey under 16 discus.
Bronze medals were won by Eoin Morrissey under 11 80m and turbo javelin, Aoife Latimore under 12 shot, Fia de Paor under 12 600m, Liam Broderick under 12 80m,David Gaffney under 13 80m David Horgan under 15 discus, Sean Killigrew under 15 javelin.
Well done to all who turned up on the day to compete for the club. Day 2 of the county Championships takes places next Sunday at the RSC starting at 11am .
Day Two
Track Events
60m Hurdles:   Girls & Boys U9, U10, U11, U12, U13
75m Hurdles:   Girls & Boys U14
80m Hurdles:   Girls & Boys U15, Girls U16
100m Hurdles: Boys U16, Youth, Girls Youth, Junior and Senior (Women)
110m Hurdles:  Junior and Senior (Men)
Walks 2000m:   Girls U14, U15, U16   Boys U14, U15
Walks 3000m:   Girls Youth, Youth   Boys U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
200m:   Girls & Boys U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
800m:   Girls & Boys U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior 
Relays:  Girls & Boys 4x100m U10, U12, U14, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior 
3000m: Girls & Boys U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Field Events
Long Jump (Girls & Boys):  U13, U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
High Jump (Boys):  U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Discus (Girls):  U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Shot Putt (Boys):  U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Javelin (Girls):  U13, U14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Hammer (Boys):  U 14, U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
Pole Vault: Girls & Boys U15, U16, Youth, Junior, Senior
There will also be a discus and javelin event for under 12 athletes and a discus and hammer under13 as development events
Western Final of the Primary School Sports
On Thursday May 16th a large crowd is expected at St. Augustine’s College for the western final of the primary school sports.  Over the last two weeks we have had some very exciting races as the young athletes tried to qualify for the final. We have been lucky with the weather so far and with another good forecast for next Thursday we can look forward to more exciting races.  All the schools have been notified with list of qualifiers and the first race gets underway at 6.30 with line-up at 6.15.  Once again we ask athletes and parents to arrive in plenty of time for the event.  Parking will be limited within the school grounds. Please obey the stewards and park in a sensible manner that does not restrict the flow of traffic. The first three in each of the individual events and the first two relay teams will qualify for the county finals on Thursday May 30th .  There will be overall trophies for the best boys and girls school in both the big schools and small schools sections and these trophies will be presented along with the Nora Healy Perpetual Trophy on the night of the county finals.
East Munster Schools Boys Track and Field Championships
The boys East Munster Championships were held in the RSC on Thursday last and a large number of West Waterford athletes competed for St Augustines and Dungarvan CBS.  For St Augustines David Horgan won the shot, Patrick Fitzgerald the pole vault and Gergo Villanyi the 110m hurdles. Also among the medal winners for St Augustines were Tommy and Rory Fennell, Peter Finnegan, Eoin Buenaventura  and Adam Hayden.
Representing Dungarvan CBS Sean Mullarkey had a double winning the shot and discu with younger brother Paul and Cian O’Riordan also among the medal winners.
Conor Mullany represented Blackwater CS and finished 2nd in the steeplechase. 
Irish Life and Health Munster Schools Championships
Having taken part in the qualifying rounds at East Munster over the last two weeks a large number of West Waterford athletes will head to CIT next Saturday to compete in the  Irish Life Health Munster Schools Championships where they will represent all the local schools we wish them all the best of luck.
Good Run for Lucy Holmes in Greystones
Lucy Holmes had her first taste of senior competition when she competed in the Irish Milers club meet in Greystones. Lucy ran 2.15 for the 800m which is a very good early season time and two seconds faster than she ran at the East Munster Champioonships.
Entries for the Munster Championship will have to be done this week so if any of our under 9,10 or 11 athletes wish to compete in Cork please let Mary Ashe know this week at training.