Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 17th April 2017

Track and Field Season Kicks Off on Wednesday

It will be all action on the track at the RSC Waterford as the secondary schools championships get underway @12.00 on Wed April 26th . Minors and junior will compete in their own age groups with the inter and senior competing together. Events include 100m sprint, 800m,1500, relay, long jump, high jump, triple jump, shot, discus and javelin. There is a big entry in this year so competition will be keen across all the age groups. All the local schools will be represented and we wish all the West Waterford athletes competing the best of luck.

Big Schools Ready for Action on Thursday May 4th

On Thursday May 4th it will be the turn of the primary schools athletes to take to the track. Arrangements are now complete for the first session of the sports for big schools which will get under way at 6 .30pm sharp. Parents and teachers should arrive early, as line up for the sprints will start at 6.15pm. Parking inside the grounds will be limited and those who arrive late will have to park outside and walk in. If you are parking on the road please park in a sensible way to allow the free flow of traffic on the road. Parents with children in the younger age groups should be in the Friary before 6pm to allow time for parking and getting to the line-up area. Every year we have one or two disappointed children who arrive in the field at five minutes past six to find they have missed their race. As there is such a large programme we will start on time. There is a large entry in these qualifying heats and there will be three heats in each of the sprints and all the young athletes will be attempting to qualify for the Western finals. We ask all parents, teachers and athletes to comply with the instruction of our stewards to ensure the safety of everyone. This year there will be 14 schools competing in the big schools section to even out the number of schools competing in both the small and big school sections. There should be some close and exciting as the youngsters vie for places in the Western Finals.

St Senans Open Sports

A small group of athletes travelled to Kilmacow on Monday last to compete in their annual open sports. There were some good individual performances with David Nyhan. Ian Holmes and Sophie Crottty all qualifying for the finals of the sprints. Training continues this week on Wed and Fri @6pm in the Friary,

Dates for Your Diary

  • Sat April 22nd Munster Junior &under 23 and Juvenile Multi Events RSC
  • Sun April 23rd Leevale Open Sports CIT
  • Wed April 26th Waterford Secondary School Sports Waterford RSC 12.30pm
  • 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