Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 21st November 2016

Irish Life All Ireland Cross Country Championships next Sunday Nov 27th

The first session of the All Ireland cross country championships for athletes under 12,14,16,18, junior, under 23 and senior will be held on the new cross country course at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown on Sunday next Nov 27th with the first race off @11.30. This will be the first championship to be held on this new course. Twenty five young athletes from West Waterford have qualified to represent Munster, Waterford and West Waterford at these championships. The following are the qualifiers.

Munster teams

Under 12 girls Caoimhe Prendergast and Ally Cunningham
Under 14 boys Oisin O’Riordan
Under 16 girls Lucy Holmes and Kate Hickey
Under 16 boys Cian O’Riordan, Conor Mullaney
Under 18 girls Dairina Ní Sheanlaoich
Under 18 boys Mícheál Power, Niall Blackwell

Waterford County Team

Under 14 boys Oisin O’Riordan, Conn Willans and Tommy Fennell
Under 16 girls Lucy Holmes, Kate Hickey, DaniCunningham and Mary Kate Prendergast
Under 16 boys Cian O’Riordan, Conor MullaneyMichael Troy, Luke Power and Cormac Mahony
Under 18 girls Dairina Ní Sheanlaoich, Rachel Wyley, Caoimhe Dwyer, Sinead O’Brien, Hannah Power
Under 18 boys Mícheál Power, Niall Blackwell

West Waterford Club Teams

Under 16 girls Lucy Holmes, Kate Hickey, DaniCunningham, Mary Kate Prendergast, Aoife O’Brien and Elia Tutty
Under 16 boys Cian O’Riordan, Conor MullaneyMichael Troy, Luke Power, Cormac Mahony and Ciaran Frisby
Under 18 girls Dairina Ní Sheanlaoich, Rachel Wyley, Caoimhe Dwyer, Sinead O’Brien, Hannah Power

Munster will field strong teams in all the ages and the challenge will be to score on the teams as only the scoring six athletes will win medals. In the county teams the under 18 boys were very strong in Munster with six athletes in the top twelve so they will certainly be in the shake up for medals. The under 16 girl and boys should also go close in the medal race. In the club teams we will field three strong teams and all should be in with a chance of making it to the podium.

Our under 18 girls together with Aoife Hamilton will represent Waterford County and West Waterford in the junior race and Shane O’Riordan, Mícheál Power and Niall Blackwell will also compete in the junior mens race. Best of luck to all our athletes from all in West Waterford A.C. keep the Déise flag flying.

The bus will leave the Park Hotel @7am sharp on Sunday morning. Please confirm with Mary Ashe or Toni O’Brien if you are travelling on the bus.

West Waterford A.C. Host Munster Cross Country Relays

The first running of the Munster club cross country relays were held in St Augustine’s College on Sunday least. Conditions were ideal and as usual Bro. Lennon had the course well laid out. Numbers were good across all the age groups with over three hundred youngsters competing on the day. The standard of the event was very high and there wassome excellent performances from the young athletes. West Waterford had three teams on the podium with the under 16 boys and girls and the under 10 boys. The under 14 girls were just outside the medals in 4th place while the under 12 boys and under 14 boys finished in 5th place the under 12 girls crossed the line in 6th place and a very young under 10 team were placed 12th in their race. West Waterford juvenile extends their thanks to all those who turned up on the day to help with parking and stewarding the course and to St Augustine’s College for the use of their facilities. Below are the athletes from West Waterford who competed on the day.

Aoife Lattimore
Ali Cunningham
Megan Keogh
Aisling Condon
Caoimhe Prendergast
Kate Killigrew
Sarah Gaffney
Angelina Chizhikova
Kate Keogh
Lilí Hallahan
Fiona O’Riordan
Aine O’Neill
Sarah O’Riordan
Gráinne Moore
Lia Cunningham

Kate Hickey
Lucy Holmes
Aoife O’Brien
Danni Cunningham

David Nyhan
Ronan Mansfield
Con Willians
David Gaffney
Eoghan Lattimore
Oisín O’Riordan
Joe Kelly
Ian Holmes
Tommy Fennell
Nicky Fitzpatrick
Cal Tutty
Darragh O’Regan
Paddy McCarthy

Michael Troy
Ciaran Frisby
Cian O’Riordan
Cormac Mahony

Tony’s League Continues on Wednesdays

We have big numbers competing each week in our winter league and there have been some very good times recorded. It will continue every Wednesday until Dec 7th. Just a reminder to take part in the league you must be a club member and finally just a reminder to parents that training finishes at 5pm and as they evenings are dark and cold we ask you to collect your children promptly.

Annual General Meeting

A note for your diaries the AGM of the juvenile club will be held in Minnies Bar Abbeyside on Tues Dec 6th. We look forward to seeing the parents of our young athletes at this meeting.