Juvenile News

Juvenile News, 9th January 2017

Colligan Juvenile Shield Sunday January 15th
Sunday January 15th will be a busy one in Colligan. At 11.00am the juvenile Colligan Shield will get under way. This event, which will again be sponsored by Albert McGrath Newsagents, challenges an athlete’s pace and judgement as well as their running skills.
This is an open event and anyone can take part. The juvenile race will be run over one circuit of Colligan. The person with the slowest predicted time will start first and the fastest runners will go off last so speed or age makes no difference. The winner will be the first person home after the clock hits zero. Last year 68 juveniles took part in this event and we hope for even bigger numbers this year. Last year’s winner was David Butler who was just three seconds outside his predicted time. All five prize-winners were within 12secs of their predicted times. Remember it is not how fast you run that counts but how near you are to your predicted time. Last year just 21 athletes ran faster than predicted. Registration starts at 10.15.

Lucy, Cian and Micheal prepare for Celtic International
Our older athletes have been back in training for two weeks now as they prepare for the upcoming schools competitions. Lucy Holmes, Cian O’Riordan and Micheal Power are all preparing for the Celtic International Cross Country which will be held in Cardiff on Sunday January 22nd. Lucy will compete on the Irish girls under 16 team with Cian on the under 16 development squad and Micheal on the under 18 development squad. Both Lucy and Cian competed in Cardiff last year when West Waterford travelled to compete in the Cardiff Cross Challenge. Micheal has already competed in the Celtic International at under 16 level so all are well used to the step up in competition for this international event. All in West Waterford wish them the best of luck in this event.
Training for under 11-13 Starts next Wednesday @4pm

Our younger athletes are starting training earlier this year as they prepare for the All Ireland B Championships which will be held in Waterford in early February.

We hope to see you all on Wednesday in The Friary.

Waterford School Cross Country on Thurs Jan 19th
The annual schools cross country season kicks off on Thursday January 19th with the Waterford Schools Cross Country taking place in St Augustine’s College @ 11.30

EVENTS
Minor under 14 on 1st July ’17 Girls 1500m, Boys 2000m
Junior under 15 on 1st July ’17 Girls 2000m, Boys 3000m
Inter under 17 on 1st July ’17 Girls 2500m, Boys 4500m
Senior under 19 on 1st Jan ’17 Girls 2500m, Boys 5000m

A large number of West Waterford athletes will compete for all the local schools we wish them all the best of luck.

Upcoming Schools Fixtures
Friday Feb 3rd East Munster Schools Cross Country Carriganore
Thurs Feb 16th Munster Schools Cross Country Cork Venue to be confirmed
Tues March 7th Munster Schools Indoors Nenagh
Sat March 11th All Ireland Schools C.C. Belfast
Website www.munsterschoolsathletics.org

The juvenile committee would like to extend their deepest sympathies to Michelle Dwyer and her family on the recent death of her mother Eileen O’Donoghue R.I.P.