Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 28 May 2018

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
County Primary Schools Finals on Thurday May 31st
After three successful nights the Primary School Sports will conclude with the
 county finals on Thursday night. The weather has been kind this year and we have fine weather on each of the three nights. A very large crowd turned out for the Western Finals and competition was keen across all the events and age groups. Photo of all the medal winners can be seen on the West Waterford Athletic Club website. On Thurs next the top three in the small school and the top three in the big schools will compete against the winners of the city heats and the Tramore area heats in the individual events. The top two relay teams also go forward to the county finals. Events get underway at 6.30 with line up for the sprints starting @ 6.15. Please ensure you leave plenty of time for getting to the venue and parking as the races will start on time. The five overall trophies from the Western Finals will be presented on the night.  The winners for 2017 were 
Best Big School Boys  Glenbeg National School 
Best Big School Girls, Scoil Mhuire Abbeyside  
Best Small School Boys Whitechurch National School  
Best Small School Girls  Carriglea National School
The Nora Healy Trophy  Kinsalebeg National School 
Munster Championships under 9-13 in Ennis next weekend
It will be a busy holiday weekend for West Waterford athletes with our younger
 athletes in action in Lees road in Ennis and our older athletes competing in Tullamore.
On Saturday the following athletes will be competing in Ennis
Isabelle Gaffney under 9 60m, 300m, LJ
Kyla Flavin under 10 500m
Sarah Gaffney under 11 60m, 600m,LJ
Aoife Lattimore under 11 60m, LJ, Turbo Javelin
David Nyhan and David Gaffney under 12 600m, LJ
Ian Holmes 80m 600m
On Sunday Cian Qualter and Liam Broderick will compete in their first Munster Championship Cian under 9 60m ,300m and Liam under 11 60m .500m 
Irish Life &Health All Ireland Schools Championships 
A very successful Irish Life & Health  Munster Schools Track and Field Championships were held in Castleisland Co. Kerry. The first two in the laned events and first three in all other events qualified for the All Ireland on Saturday next. Ard Scoil na nDéise, and St Augustine’s will all have athletes competing in this event. The following West Waterford athletes will represent their schools at the Irish Life and Health All Ireland Schools Championships in Tullamore.
Kate Hickey will represent Ard Scoil na nDeise in the inter girls steeplechase with Sinead O’Brien also Ardscoil in action in the senior steeplechase and Lucy Holmes will compete in the inter girls 800m. 
Alannah Kelly St Augustine’s will compete in the inter girls pole vault with Ryan McGrath competing in the inter boys event. St Augustine’s will have two in action in the senior pole vault Diarmuid Harty and Sam O’Neil and Eoin Buenaventura will compete in the junior boys pole vault and high jump. Niall Blackwell Dungarvan CBS will compete in his final schools event when he competes in the senior boys 5000m.
West Waterford A.C. wishes the best of luck to all their athletes competing in this prestigious event.
Another Successful Day at the County Championships
Numbers were down on the second day of the championships but 29 athletes from West Waterford made the journey to the RSC and were well rewarded for their efforts.
Gold Medals were won by the following athletes:
Ben Qualter under 12 hurdles and high jump, Ian Holmes under 13 200m, Doireann Hickey under 14 walk, Sarah Slevin under 14 javelin, Eoin Buenaventura under 15 pole vault, Kate Keogh under 15 hurdles, Adam Hayden under 15 hammer, Aisling O’Regan under 16 discus, Gavin Allen Ross under 16 hammer, Sean Mullarky under 16 shot, Lucy Holmes youths 800m,  Alannah Kelly Youth pole vault, Cian O’Riordan youths 800m, 3000m, Patrick Fitzgerald youth pole vault.
The following finished in second place for silver medals
 Owen Morrissey under 10 200m, Liam Broderick under 11 200m, Ben Qualter under 12 200m, Sarah Slevin under 14 discus, Kate Keogh under 15 800m, Eoin Buenaventura under 15 high jump, Adam Hayden under 15 Shot, Megan Keogh under 16 200m, 800m, LJ, hurdles, Gavin Allen Ross under 16 shot, Sam O’Neil youths pole vault
Bronze medals were won by the following athletes
Aoife Buenaventura under 9 hurdles, 200m, Owen Morrissey under 10 hurdles.
Mattie Kupczyk under 12 200m, Eoghan O’Brien under 13 shot, discus, hammer,
Angelina Chizhikova under 14 800m, Conor Davidson under 15 hurdles , L.J, Megan Keogh under 16 javelin Oisin O’Riordan under 16 800m, Ryan McGrath youths pole vault. Well done to all the athletes who competed on Sunday.