Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 8th May 2017

Small School Heats on Thursday 11th May

We had a great night last Thursday night at the big school heats. We started bang on 6.30 and all seventy five races were run off in less than two hours. As the weather forecast for this week is good with some light showers expected on Thursday we will be hoping for another dry night for the small school heats. With even more races to be run this week we will start lining up for the sprints @6.15. Parking in the grounds of the school will be limited and on a first come first in basis so we urge everyone to arrive early and give the younger children a chance to settle in before they run.

East Munster Boys Championships in Waterford on Wed 11th May @ 11.30

The girls East Munster Championships were held in ideal conditions in Templemore and there was plenty of success for the West Waterford athletes representing their schools. On the track there were wins for Aine O’Neill (St Augustine’s) in the junior girls 800m and Sinead O’Brien (Ard Scoil) in the senior girls steeplechase. Kate Killigrew junior triple jump and Jodi Kavanagh junior hammer both won gold for St Augustine’s in the field events. In the distance events it was silver for Lucy Holmes (inter 1500m) and Kate Hickey(inter steeplechase) both competing for the Ardscoil. Orna Nic Aoire and Tammy Whelan made it a clean sweep for St Augustine’s in the junior hammer with Orna also 3rd in the shot. Aoife Dee (Ard Scoil) added a silver medal in the inter javelin with Megan Keogh (St Augustin’s) the only medal winner in the minors with a bronze in the 100m,

Next Wednesday the boys will take to the track and field in the RSC with the aim of qualifying for the Irish Life and Health Munster Schools Championships. We wish the best of luck to all the West Waterford athletes competing for their schools on Wednesday.

Aislinn Continues to Improve at IWA Games

Aislinn O’Regan continues to improve her throwing at every event she competes in and last Sunday at the IWA Games in the RSC she recorded a new personal best in both the discus and shot.

Dates for Your Diary

  • Wed 10th May East Munster Boys Championships RSC Waterford @ 11.30
  • Thurs 11th May Primary Schools Sports Heats Small Schools St Augustines @ 6.30
  • Sunday 14th May County Champiomships Day 1 Waterford RSC @ 11.00
  • Thurs 18th May Western Primary Schools Sports St Augustines @ 6.30
  • Sat 20th May Glohealth Munster Schools Championships CIT Cork @9.30
  • Sunday 21st May County Championships Day 2 Waterford RSC @11.00
  • Thurs June 1st County Schools Finals
  • Sat June 3rd & Sun 4th Munsters under 9—13 Ennis
  • Sat June 4th Glohealth All Ireland Schools Championships Tullamore @9am
  • Sat June 17th &Sun 18th June Munsters under 14-19 CIT