Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 27 November 2017.

West  Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
All Ireland Bronze for Boys under 12
The first session of the All Ireland Cross Country was held at the national Sports Campus in Abbottstown on Sunday last and it was a very successful outing for our boys under 12 team who came home with All Ireland bronze medals. David Gaffney had his best run of the season to lead the team home in 22nd place almost a hundred places up on his run last year. He was followed home by Ian Holmes in 42nd who also improved twenty places on last year. Cal Tutty running in his first All Ireland also had his best run of the season to finish 44th and David Nyhan 71st claimed the fourth scoring place on the team. Eoghan Lattimore competing in his first All Ireland finished 89th with Darragh O’Regan 105th twenty five places better than last year. The club team finished in 3rd place behind Mullingarar and Letterkenny while the county finished 6th. David Gaffney was also a scoring member of the Munster team that finished in 3rd place. 
In the girls under 12 race Alanna Willans Éle McDermott and Grainne Moore were all competing in their first All Ireland cross country event. The girls were members of the Waterford team that finished 13th and the finished one behind the other in 161st, 162nd and 163rd place.
In the under 14 girls Waterford finished in 13th place with West Waterford AC also in 13th just three of the athletes improved on last year’s placings Kate Keogh 90th,  Angelina Chizhikova 121st and Cathy Ní Sheanlaoich 137th. The other placings were Caoimhe Prendergast 63rd, Sarah Nyhan 99th ,Lia Cunningham 134th, Eve Power 135th.
In the under 16 girls race Waterford finished 8th in the county and West Waterford 11th in the club event. Mary Kate Prendergast in 70th place led the team home with Kate Killigrew on her heels in 71st and Megan Keogh 74th. Elia Tutty crossed the line in109th place with Aoife O’Brien 121st.
Conor Mullaney who has been struggling to get back to his best form was first home in the under 16 boys in 40th place. He was closely followed by Oisin O’Riordan in 43rd. Running in their first All Ireland Asier del Rio finished 115th with Pete Finnegan 122nd just one place ahead of Eoin Buenaventura and Mark Blackwell 136th completed the team.
In the under 18 girls race which was run in conjunction with the junior womens Sinead O’Brien had a much improved run finishing 56th up thirty place on last year. Dani Cunningham was next home in 76th but close behind was a fast finishing Sophie Landers in 79th and Orla Keane completed the team in 92nd. David O’Connor was our only athlete competing in the under 18 boys race and he finished 136th.  
Annual General Meeting
The AGM of the juvenile club will take place on Monday Dec 1th   @ 8pm in Minnies Bar. We would encourage all parents and athletes over 16 to attend.
Elverys Inter Sport Juvenile Winter League
Elverys Inter Sports (Tony's) League' continued last Wednesday and despite the heavy rain and windy conditions we had a turnout of 73 athletes all eager to put in a good performance for their teams.   
Just one point now separates Tommy Fennell's team which is in 1st place and
 Asier De Rio's team which is in 2nd place.
Rory Fennel's team is now in 3rd place ahead of Ian Holmes' team in 4th.
With just one night  to go in the team competition, next week promises to be very exciting !
 As expected because of the heavy conditions times were slower last week with just two athletes recording times below 7 minutes - Oisin O Riordan and Tommy Fennell. 
Once again, well done to all and keep up the good running next week
Below are the times recorded for all athletes on Wednesday 22nd November.
Oisin O Riordan 6.49
Tommy Fennell 6.50
Asier De Rio 7.19
Rory Fennell 7.19
David Gaffney 7.21
David Nyhan 7.27
Kieran Bueneventura 7.32
Ian Holmes 7.35
Eoghan Lattimore 7.36
Eoin Beneventura 7.37
Caoimhe Prendergast 7.38
Sinead O Brien 7.45
Eoin Prendergast 7.55
Pete Finnegan 7.58
Kate Killigrew 7.58
David O  Connor 7.59
Mary Kate Prendergast 7.59
Cal Tutty 8.00
Jordan O Rourke 8.01
Angelina Chizhikova 8.01
Rachel Wyley 8.04
Kate Keogh 8.05
Caoimhe Dwyer 8.07
Joe Kelly 8.10
Darina Shanley 8.17
Darragh O Regan 8.18
Abbie Tyrell 8.20
Paddy Mc Carthy 8.20
Megan Keogh 8.22
Liam Broderick 8.22
John David White 8.26
Sam Blake 8.30
Elliot Henley 8.34
Sophie Landers 8.37
Gráinne Moore 8.41
Conor Keane 8.44
Ben Qualter 8.46
Mark Blackwell 8.49
Aoife O Brien 8.55
Dani Cunningham 9.03
Kieran Dower 9.04
Cathy Shanley 9.09
Cian O Regan 9.10
John Power 9.18
Hannah  Power 9.26
Elia Tutty 9.28
Ele Mc Dermott 9.33
Aoife O Donovan 9.37
Mattie Kupczyk 9.41
Emer O Neill 9.42
Cillian Towey 9.46
Fiona O Riordan 10.01
Aoife Lattimore 10.04
Meabh Kiely 10.09
Doireann Moloney 10.20
Daniel Coonan 10.34
Sarah O Riordan 10.35
Jack Power 10.36
David Horgan 10.39
Lily Hallahan 10.51
Lia Cunningham 11.00
Shima Lannigan 11.00
Niamh Dalton 11.02
Callum Donnellan 11.06
Michael Horgan 11.08
Abigail Henley 11.14
Caoimhe Horgan 12.07
Emer Dower 12.43
Tara Casey 12.46
Short Lap
Aodan O Raghallaigh 4.22
Cormac O Regan 4.25
Sean Nyhan 4.35
Riona Towey 5.11