Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 6th June 2016

Yuri Ends Schools Career on a High Note

A wonderful day of athletics would sum up last Saturdays GloHealth All Ireland Schools Championships. The cream of Irish athletic talent was on show with the top qualifiers from each province making it through to this final. Yuri Kanash (St. Augustine’s) competing in his final schools championship was determined to improve on last year’s second place and he took the senior boys pole vault title with a leap of 4m40. He then attempted to break the record with an attempt of 4m52 and though he came very close the record held firm. Other West Waterford athletes who competed in the pole vault were juniors Ryan mc Grath 4th , Seamie Lenihan 7th, Tess O’Hara 5th, Alannah Kelly 7th, inters Craig Cloona 4th and Diarmuid Harty 5th all competing with St Augustine’s.

Fist All Ireland Schools Medal for Luke Power

A relative newcomer to the Discus event Luke Power has improved in every competition this year and he continued this trend last Saturday. Competing in the colours of Dungarvan CBS he recorded another personal best throw of 34.93m to take the bronze medal in the junior boys discus.

Good Performances from Ard Scoil Girls

Lucy Holmes competed in a very competitive junior 800m and improved on her Munster time to finish 7th in 2.25. Kate Hickey continues to improve her 1500m time with every race. Last Saturday she knocked another six seconds off her personal best time running 5.09 to finish 8th in the junior girls race. The relay quartet of Aoife O’Brien, Sarah Lacey, Lucy Holmes and Aoife Dee also set a new personal best in finishing 6th in the relay.

County Schools Championships a Great Success

The county final was an exciting finale to a month of primary schools athletics. The best athletes from west Waterford, mid Waterford and the city competed against each other for the honour of being county champion. Western athletes figured strongly in all events. The trophies for the overall winners of each section of the Western Finals and the Nora Healy Trophy were presented on the night of the county final. West Waterford would like to extend their thanks to all the athletes, parents, committee member and senior club memberswho helped in the running of another very successful Primary School Sports. Lots of photos of the event are on the West Waterford A.C. website

Next Event Club Championships Wed 15th June

Now that the Primary School sports have been completed the next challenge for our young athletes will be the club championships which will be held for athletes under 9-14 and will start on Wed 15th and continue on Wed 22nd . We will cover running jumping and throwing events in a spirit of fun as well as keen competition. Check the board at training for the events each night.

June Dates for your Diary

Wed 15th Club Championships Day 1
Sat 18th & Sunday 19th Munster under 14-19 Cork
Sat 25th Tailteann Games Santry