Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 2nd May 2016

Success for Local Schools at Waterford T&F

The first meeting of the schools track and field took place at the RSC Waterford on Wednesday last. West Waterford schools were well represented and recorded wins on the track and in the field events.

The Ard Scoil girls dominated the junior girl’s events winning all the track events. Aoife O’Brien won the 100m, Lucy Holmes the 800m, Kate Hickey the 1500m and they also took gold in the relay.

St Augustine’s were strong in the field events with Emily O’Mahony recording a double in the junior Long Jump and Triple Jump. Roise Murray (Minor) and Ciara McKenna (Junior) took gold in the javelin. Orna Nic Aoire won the Minor discus and Molly Robinson jumped highest in the minor High Jump and St Augustine’s took the minor girl’s relay title.

Diarmunid Clancy Inter boys 300m was the only winner for Meanscoil, while Ashley Hennessy took gold for Colaiste Chathail Naofa in the minor boys Discus.

Eoin Flynn representing Dungarvan CBS won both the Senior Discus and Javelin setting a new record of 51m83 in the latter. Oisin O’Riordan CBS was the winner of the minor boys 1500

St Augustine’s had three winners in the boy’s events Oisin Morrissey in the minor boy’s Triple Jump, Ciaran Frisby in the minor boy’s javelin and Niall Buckley in the junior boy’s discus.

Next Wednesday the girls are in action again in the RSC where they will compete in the East Munster Championships, The first three in each event will qualify for the GloHealth Munster Schools Championships.

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

County Championships on Sunday May 8th

The first session of the county championships will take place on Sunday next May 8th in the RSC with a start time of 11am. West Waterford hope to have a large entry on the track and across all the field events. A bus will leave The Park Hotel @ 9.45 on Sunday. Check the notice board at training on Wed and Fri for the full list of events

Dates for Your Diary

  • 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