Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 30 July 2018

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
International Selection for Patrick Fitzgerald
Patrick Fitzgerald has been selected to compete on the Irish Team for the Celtic International which will be held in Grangemouth Stadiun in Scotland on Saturday August 4th. This will be Patrick’s second international competition as last year he competed on the Irish Schools team at the SIAB International in Santry. The team will head off on Thursday morning and head to Larne where they will cross by ferry to Scotland and then make the long road journey to Grangemouth. They will recover on Friday and be ready for competition on Saturday.
Patrick will compete in the Pole Vault under 18 an event he won at the Irish championships with a personal best vault of 4mts. Patrick has been improving all
 season . Back in May competing for St Augustines he finished behind his schoolmates Sam O’Neil and Diarmuid Harty at the East Munster Schools Championships and did not progress any further. When it came time for the club championships he put in a much stronger performance winning first the county championships and then the Munsters with 3m70. In conditions ideal for pole vaulting he cleared 4mts for the first time to win the All Ireland title under 18 and was thus selected for the Celtic International. Patrick will be hoping for good conditions in Grangemouth on Saturday and another clearance over 4mts.   All in West Waterford AC wish him the best of luck.