Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 22 JULY 2019

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile 
International Selection for Lucy Holmes
Congratulations to Lucy Holmes who has been selected for the Irish team to compete in the inaugural Nations Cup. The event will be held in Santry Stadium Dublin on Saturday August 2nd. This new event will replace the Celtic International but the standard of competition is the Nations Cup will but much higher as England will field a team in this event. As a result of her strong showing in the national championships where she won both the 800m and 1500m Lucy was selected for the 800m which will take place at 2.20 on Saturday August 2nd. 
First All Ireland Medal for Fionn O’Mhurchú
Fionn O’Mhurchú ended a very successful first year in athletics winning two  medals in the All Ireland B Championships in the high jump and long jump. Fionn’s first outing with West Waterford AC was to the county championships last May where he won four medals finishing 2nd in the under 15 high jump and hurdles and third in the high jump and 800m. In June he went on to compete at the Munster B championship in Ennis where he won the high jump and finished 4th in the long jump. On Sunday last he went one better in the long jump taking the silver medal with a jump of 3m98 and also added a bronze in the high jump with a jump of 1m35. With a winters training behind him he can look forward to even more success next year.
We had just one other competitor in action in Tullamore and Angelina Chizhikova finished 8th from a large field in the girls under 15 800m.
Waterford County Win National League Division 1  
It is good to see our juvenile athletes making the successful transition into senior athletics. Well done to Lisa Houlihan, Lucy Holmes and Zoe Scanlon who were all members of the Waterford County Team who won the National League last weekend and to Patrick Fitzgerald and Ciaran Buenaventura who were on the men’s team that finished second.