Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 22 June 2018

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
International Selection for Ard Scoil’s Lucy Holmes
The Irish Life Health Schools Interprovincial Tailteann Games took place in Santry Stadium on Saturday last and West Waterford A.C. had three athletes in action on the Munster Schools Team Alannah Kelly and Ryan McGrath in the pole vault and Lucy Holmes in the 800m. Both Alannah and Ryan finished 5th in their events with Ryan clearing 3m and Alannah 2m50.
In the 800m Lucy Holmes went into the race as Irish schools champion so she was the one everyone wanted to beat. The race started at a good pace with all the athletes bunched together as they went down the back straight. As they hit the bell Lucy was in 4th place. The pace began to pick up and on the back straight Emma Moore of Connaught had the lead with Lucy now in 3rd place, as they entered the final 100m Lucy moved into second place and was gaining on the leader. Emma and Lucy matched each other stride for stride as they headed to the finish but in the last 20m Lucy pulled away to win her first Tailteann Title. 
Having won both the Irish schools and Tailteann titles Lucy was selected on the Irish Schools Team that will take part in the SIAB Schools International in Grangemouth Scotland on Saturday July 21st. Well done also to St Augustine’s athlete Emily O’Mahony who competes for Waterford AC and who was selected on the team for the Triple Jump.  
Lucy, Alannah and Emily were all scoring members of the Munster Girls team that won the Interprovincial Team Title.
Collectors Needed for Annual Flag Day
Our annual flag day will take place on Thursday and Friday June 28th and 29th 
We are looking for collectors so any parents and older juvenile athletes can sign up with Sylvia at training on Wed night. If anyone has two hours to spare on either day and can help out please contact Mary or Antoinette