Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 25 june 2019

Bronze Tailteann Medal for Eoin Buenaventura
The Tailteann Games are a schools inter provincial competition for athletes under 17. Only the top three in each province are selected for the event so it a great honour to represent Munster Schools at this event. Each year a number of West Waterford athletes are selected on the team and this year it was the turn of Eoin Buenaventura St Augustine’s and Sean Mullarkey Dungarvan CBS.  This was Eoin’s second year competing at All Ireland level and the experience he gained showed as he improved on his performance at the All Ireland clearing 3mts and winning a bronze medal. Eoin is still young enough for this competition next year so onward and upwards.  Sean was competing in his first full season of athletics having taken up the sport midway through the season last year.  Sean finished in 9th position with a throw on 10m50m with just two ctm separating the three Munster athletes in the event.
Munster B Championships in Ennis on Sunday June 30th
The Munster B championships will take place for athletes under 9 t0 16 at Lees Road Ennis on Sunday June 30th . The entries close on Wednesday night so far only two athletes have expressed an interest in travelling. If you want to be entered for this event please contact Mary Ashe at the East v West match on Tues night or at training on Wed. 
Flag Day Thurs July 4th and Friday July 5th 
Due to circumstances beyond our control our flag day has been moved to Thursday July 4th and Friday July 5th. Sylvia O’Brien is looking for collectors for both days. We would appreciate the help of parents and all our athletes’ from age 14 up in this collection. Sylvia will be taking names of volunteers on Wed and Fri at training.
East V West Day 2 June 25th 
Conna is all set to host the second day of the East Cork v West Waterford athletics match on Tuesday June 25th. Please be at the venue by 6.30 for warm up so the event can get underway at 7pm. West Waterford AC had a very good turnout on the first night and we are looking for a bigger turnout on day 2.
Another Good Run by Lucy Holmes in Belfast
As the middle distance events in the AAI games were cancelled Lucy Holmes made a last minute trip to Belfast to compete in the British milers event. Lucy posted another good time of 4m46 in the event. Next event for her now will be her All Ireland Championships over 800m and 1500m.  On Sat July 7th Lucy will compete in the All Ireland under 18 800m
First All Ireland for Saoirse Kelly and Mary Fitzgerald
Two newcomers to the sport both competing in their first season will head to Tullamore on Saturday July 7th to compete in their first All Ireland Championships. Saoirse finished 2nd in the triple jump under 16 in Munster and Mary finished 3rd in the under 15 hammer. Mary is in action early in the day in the second hammer competition and Saoirse goes later in the day in the last of the five triple jumps. 
Please arrive in plenty of time for your competition as parking may be difficult and the event may go ahead of schedule. 
23:28 27/06/2019