Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 24th April 2017

Bronze Medals for Aislinn O’Regan

A newcomer to the sport of athletics AislinnO’Regan took part in her first competition in Kilkenny on Saturday. Aislinn competed in the Irish Wheelchair Association Open LeinsterChampionships. Taking part in both the discus and shot Aislinn was not fazed by the event or the completion which included an Olympic silver medallist and went on to finish 3rd in both competitions and win her first championship medals. Well done Aislinn.

Schools Competition on Wednesday

The best of luck to all the West Waterford athletes competing with their schools this week. Secondary schools will be in action at the RSC on Wednesday.

Training continues on Wed and Fri @6pm as our young athletes prepare to compete in the Primary Schools Sports.

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 6pmto 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.

Dates for Your Diary

  • 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