Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 22nd May 2017

More Success at County Championships

The second day of the county track and field championships were held in Waterford on Sunday last. Numbers were down on the previous week as many of those who had competed in the schools championships in Cork did not compete the following day in the county championships. Those who made the journey enjoyed considerable success.

First on the track were the hurdle races David Nyhanwas 3rd under 11.

Kate Keogh won the girls under 14 and her sister Megan also won the under 15 with Kate Keogh 2nd. Greg Villanyi in his first outing with the club won the under 17 boys with Patrick Fitzgerald 2nd.

Next it was on to 200m with Davis Nyhan again 3rd under 11. Ian Holmes won the boys under 12 with Megan Keogh winning the under 15 girls and Pete Finnegan the under 15 boys. There were second place finishes for Kate Keogh under 14, Gavin Allen Ross and Kate Killigrew under 15, Aoife O’Brien and Ryan McGrath under 16. Angelina Chizhikovafinished 3rd under 13 as did Tommy Fennell under 14. In the under 17 boys WWAC athletes had a clean sweep with Alesander Wagner winning from Patrick Fitzgerald and Greg Villanyi.

Lucy Holmes continued her winning ways with a good win in the under 16 girls 800m and Niall Blackwell also claimed victory in the junior men’s race. Tommy Fennell and Kate Keogh both placed 2nd under 14 with Mark Blackwell 3rd under 15.

WWAC only fielded one relay team but Megan Keogh, Lucy Holmes, Kate Killigrew and Aoife O’Brien had an impressive win in the under 16 girls.

In the final events on the track Michael Troy won the boys under 17 3000m and Sophie Landers claimed the runner up spot in the girls under 17 event.

In the long jump event Kate Killigrew won the under 15 girls and Alesander Wagner won the under 17 boys. There were silver medals for Mark Finnegan under 13, Megan Keogh under 15, Ryan McGrath and Aoife O’Brien under 16 and Greg Villanyi under 17 with Patrick Fitzgerald in the bronze medal position.

There were wins for Kate Killigrew under 15, Ryan McGrath under 16,and Patrick Fitzgerald under 17 in the pole vault.

This week the Shot competitions were for the boys with the girls throwing the discus and javelin. David Horgan in his first competition took bronze in the under 12 shot. Newcomer Gavin Allen Ross won the under 15 boys with Mark Blackwell in 2nd place.

Caoimhe Horgan won the under 15 javelin with OrnaNic Aoire in 2nd place. Angelina Chizhikova finished 2nd in the under 13 javelin with Aoife O’Brien 2ndunder 16 and Sophie landers 3rd under 17.

Aoife O’Brien won the under 16 discus with Alva NíSheanlaoich 2nd and Caoimhe Horgan finished 2nd in the under 15 discus with Orna Nic Aoire 3rd.

Gavin Allen Ross won another gold in the under 15 hammer ahead of Peter Finnegan 2nd and Patrick Fitzgerald finished 3rd in the under 17 boys hammer.

Well done to all our athletes who competed over the two days of the county championships.

Western Finals A Huge Success

The Friary was the only place to be last Thursday as young athletes from schools all over West Waterford competed in the Western Finals of the Primary School Sports. A large number of parents were on hand to cheer on their children and there was a great sense of excitement in the air with the full programme of 66 races run of in two hours. The first three in each of the sprint races and the long race have qualified for the county finals as have the first two relay teams in each age group. There will be no mixed relay in the county final. The finals will be held once again in St Augustines College on Thursday June 1st.