Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 25th April 2016

Track and Field Season Kicks Off on Wednesday

It will be all action on the track at the RSC Waterford as the secondary schools championships get underway @12.30. Minors and junior will compete in their own age groups with the inter and senior competing together. Events include 100m sprint, 800m.1500, relay, long jump, high jump, triple jump, shot, discus and javelin. There is a big entry in this year so competition will be keen across all the age groups. All the local schools will be represented and we wish all the West Waterford athletes competing the best of luck.

Big Schools Ready for Action on Thursday May 5th

On Thursday May 5th 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 6pm to 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.
The following are a list of Big Schools for 2016 (14 Schools).

Coolnasmear National School
Kilrossanty National School
Scoil Naisiunta na Rinne
Bunscoil Bhothar na Naomh Lismore
Bunscoil Gleann Sidheain Cappoquin
Garranbane National School
Glenbeg National School
Kilmacthomas Primary School
Scoil Gharbhain
Scoil Mhuire National School, Abbeyside
Scoil Mhuire National School Tallow
St. Josephs National School Dungarvan
St. Marys National School Dungarvan
St. Michaels National School, Ballyduff

Dates for Your Diary

  • Wed April 27th Waterford Secondary School Sports Waterford RSC 12.30pm
  • Sun April 30th Munster Junior &under 23 and Juvenile Multi Events
  • Wed May 4th East Munster Girls Championships Waterford RSC @ 12.00
  • Thur 5th May Primary Schools Sports Heats Big Schools St Augustines @ 6.30
  • Sunday 8th May County Champiomships Day 1 Waterford RSC @ 11.00
  • Wed 11th May East Munster Boys Championships Templemore @ 11.30
  • Thurs 12th May Primary Schools Sports Heats Small Schools St Augustines @ 6.30
  • Sunday 15th May County Championships Day 2 Waterford RSC @11.00
    Thurs 19th May Western Primary Schools Sports St Augustines @ 6.30
  • Sat 21st May Glohealth Munster Schools Championships Waterford RSC @9.30
  • Sat May 28th & Sun 29th Munsters under 9--13
  • Thurs June 2nd County Schools Finals
  • Sat June 4th Glohealth All Ireland Schools Championships Tullamore @9am