Senior News

Notes June 03-18

Next race in the series is the Old Still Bar Clashmore 5k on this coming Friday June 08th at 7.30 pm. The 6th race of the series and the half way point also. This race which traditionally has been a 5 miler has now taken a change of distance and will be held over a new 5k course. We hope that this new change to the Clashmore event will be favourable received by all.  Online entries are now open and we ask all runners to please help us out by entering online if at all possible, or we will take your entry at the Old Still Bar from 6.30 onwards and it’s also the venue for the refreshments and prize-giving after the race. The entry fee is the only €7 if you enter online or you can enter on race evening for 10 euro, There will be prizes in the usual categories. Race open to all over 16 years of age on race day.
Entry link for Clashmore 5k 
Please help us with our next race by taking the time to register online, it makes things much easier for both us and you. Just use the link below and your away .
Now in its 26th year this very popular race will once again uses the same course over the fabulous Dromana Drive from Villerstown to Cappoquin, this race is kindly sponsored again this year by the Nagle family of the Dungarvan Leader. The race takes place on Friday June 22nd at 7.30 PM. The winning athlete receives the Michael C. Nagle Memorial Trophy. Entries will be taken in the community hall in  Villerstown with the presentation of prizes at Danny Flynn's Bar Cappoquin. This is a great course and a great race. Entry fee 7 Euro pre registration and its 10 euro on race night. Race open to all over 16 years of age on race day.Prizes-1st 5 men and women and 1st two men's and 1st ladies team of 3 outside ind prize winners plus plenty spots.
Course record:
Pauline Lambe 29.20 (2010)
John Treacy 23.49 (1999)



The tables are now available for viewing with 5 races completed from the 12 in this year's series. An interesting stat is that the Ladies have passed the Men's entry numbers with Ladies 47 and Men 42 so far signed up. Your last chance to enter this year's series will be at the Dromana 5 , so come on lads get your skates on and get that entry in if you haven't already done so. remember its 7 from 12 races to count. Please check that your name is included on the table by checking it out on our club web site results at
Any queries please contact Ann Dunford on 086 0619711.
 The Deadman's 5 mile road race was held in Carrick-on-Suir on Friday evening last. A field of 89 athletes lined up on a warm summers evening for this race which is the third of five races in the Outfield Sports Three Counties Challenge. Winner on the night was Niall Sheil St.Killian's AC 26.21. Madeline Loughnane Thurles Crokes  AC won the ladies section in fast 30.11 to finish 12th overall. Mossie Keogh was the first club athlete across the finish line in a time of 28.56 and our first lady finisher on the night was Joanne O'Neill in 36.19.The race was sponsored by our club member Patrick Lannen so it was great to see a good number of club athletes make the trip to support the event, well done to all. West Waterfrod athletes also to0ok a great share of tghe prizes on the night also with the following results. 1st O/50 Michael Dunford, 30.43.1st O/60 Anthony Dwyer, 35.32.
Winning Men’s Team: West Waterford AC
Mossie Keogh Walter Drohan Jimmy Connors
1st O/40 Joanne O’Neill,36.19.1st O/45 Linda Bradfield, 43.10.1st O/50 Onra Power,38.20,The Three Counties Challenge moves to County Kilkenny for the fourth instalment of this year's series. The Piltown 10k  will take place on Friday, 27th July at 7:30pm.
Mossie Keogh 28.56
Walter Drohan 30.26
Michael Dunford 30.43
Jimmy Connors 30.48
Tom Hogan 33.23
Tony O' Mahony 34.16
Patrick Lannen  35.12
Anthony Dwyer 35.32
Joanne O'Neill 36.19
Eveleen Drohan 37.14
Onra Power 38.20
Sharon Higgins 41.01
Linda Bradfield 43.10
Michael Coakley 50.02
The Minnie’s Bar sponsored Running fit4life league which will be held in St Augustine’s College (by kind permission) starting on Thursday June 7th continuing for six more Thursday evenings after that finishing on 12th July. This league was held in the month of May traditionally, but it was decided with the primary school sports taking place on the Thursday evenings over the month of May that we would switch the Minnie's league to June. This we hope shouldn't deter a big turnout as the league always proved to be a most popular and successful league and it’s absolutely ideal for newcomers and for those that have only recently taken up running as well as our regular seasoned runners. The beauty of this league is the choice and the variety on offer. It’s held in the grounds of the Friary College and runners can opt for one, two, three or four laps of the grounds. Each lap is 1.2 miles and so depending on your ability you choose whichever is most suitable for you. It’s also possible to change as some people may start the league running one lap and after a few weeks they may be capable of running more and so can change to the two or three lap course and it’s not unheard of for some people to go from one lap and to finish the league running four laps. We will keep you updated over the coming weeks with more information on the league but for not the place to be is the Friary this Thursday evening for June 7th the first night of the league. The league begins at 7 pm each night and the entry fee each night is just 2 Euros. All those over the age of 14 are very welcome to come along. For further details on this league and all club activities log onto Or catch us on face book.
Dates for the Minnie’s Running League:
Thursday June 7
Thursday June 14
Thursday June 21
Thursday June 28
Thursday July 05
Thursday July 12
Our first “1 Mile Challenge” took place last Tuesday night (29/5/18) and a great crowd of 45 runners took up the Challenge. It is a different task to take on than the usual road races over longer distances as while it is much shorter, the intensity is much higher. It really is a perfect test of speed and endurance. Over the summer, we are holding 3 “1 Mile Challenge’s” and it  will allow those taking part a reference to see how their training going. The next one will take place on 26th June with the third and final one taking place on 24th July. The runners assembled at the Greenway car park in Ballinroad and following a warm-up headed to the start on the Clonea Road. The runners are then set off in groups at intervals so that runners with similar targets head off together. The fastest runner on the night was Alan Hogan in an incredibly fast 4.50. Alan is in great form at the moment and this shone through with an excellent run. Next was Mossie Keogh in an impressive 5.05 Mossie was followed by James Whelan in 5.21 with Ray Hahessy just 1 second behind in 5.22 with Walter Drohan also dipping under 5.30 when running 5.28. Fastest Lady on the night was Sandra Prendergast in 5.52, with Debra Doherty next in 6.31 followed closely by Sinead Ni Fhaolain in 6.42.Excellent runs were recorded by many runners including Andrea Gaffney (7.05), Sandra Moore (7.09), Hazel Crowley (7.13),Caroline Russell (7.50), Michael Coakley (8.16) and Jennifer O'Riordan and Evelyn Beresford (both 8.39)Also many thanks to our crew on the night, Irene, Claire. James, Ray, Tom and Jim and also to the ladies who provided some lovely goodies for everyone taking part.
1. Alan Hogan 4.50
2.Mossie Keogh 5.05
3. James Whelan 5.21
4. Ray Hahessy 5.22
5. Walter Drohan 5.28
6. Johnny O'Connor 5.31
7. Cathal Gleeson 5.36
8. Yevgeny Chizikov 5.45
9. Sandra Prendergast 5.52
10. Tom Hogan 6.01
11. Liam Fitzgerald 6.08
12. Joe O'Rourke 6.26
13. Debra Doherty 6.31
14. Sinead Ni Fhaolain 6.42
15. Mark Lenihan 6.43
16. Brian Ormonde 6.44
17. Thomas Horgan 6.54
18.Onra Power 6.54
19. Kate Veale 7.03
20. Andrea Gaffney 7.05
21. Sandra Moore 7.09
22. Hazel Crowley 7.13
23. Catriona Kiely 7.13
24. Paula Collins 7.14
25. Sharon Higgins 7.16
26. Pascal Proctor 7.20
27. Molly Fitzgerald 7.22
28. Rose Power 7.28
29. Carol Pope 7.32
30. Michelle Finnegan 7.35
31. Caroline Russell 7.50
32. Michael Coakley 8.16
33. Jillian Hayes 8.19
34. Tommy Lenihan 8.23
35. Lynn O'Riordan 8.38
36. Jennifer O'Riordan 8.39
37. Evelyn Beresford 8.39
38. Marita Murray 9.04
39. Mary Fenton Tutty 9.05
40. Elaine Murphy 9.06
41. Aisling Dalton 9.15
42. Una Cotter 9.19
43. Trish Veale 10.13
44. Fiona Travers 10.29
Yet another milestone in marathon running has been achieved by a member of our club when today Saturday club member Paul Brunnock completed the Donadea ultra 100km in a time of 10.37.15 which saw him take 3rd place overall, a brilliant achievement , as we celebrate this 3rd placing there was another achievement made along the way and for Paul I'm sure a bigger one than even the super 3rd placing in the ultra and that was the fact that on the way he smashed through his 100 marathon. What an achievement for Paul who started out on this trail in 2006 when he ran his very first marathon the Dublin city in a time of 3.32,this was the start of many tales, good days and not so good days for the Clonea primary school principle as he has had his fair share of injuries along the way, but not to be denied achieving the 100 marathon goal Paul set for himself all those years ago, he always kept a positive attitude and overcame any hurdle that stood in his way, he can be well proud of making it to his 100th a mean achievement for any soul. Paul now joins the clubs small but dedicated membership of the marathon 100 medallists .!!!!!
A huge congratulations to you Paul from all in West Waterford Athletic Club
1 Dublin City Marathon
2 Dublin City Marathon  
3 Connemarathon Ultra
4 Connemarathon Ultra  
5 Dublin City Marathon  
6 Connemarathon U 
7 Cork City Marathon
8 Portumna 100km
9 Sixmilebridge 5 in 5 - No.2
10 Sixmilebridge 5 in 5 - No.4
11 Sixmilebridge 5 in 5 - No.5
12 Sixmilebridge Marathon
13 Longford Ultra Marathon
14 Dublin City Marathon  
15 Eddie Murphy Double Marathon  
16 Donadea 50km  
17 Connemarathon Ultra  
18 Great Limerick Run  
19 Kildare Marathon  
20 Cork City Marathon
21 Portumna 100km
22 Waterford Viking Marathon
23 Portumna West of Ireland Series  
24 Killeigh West of Ireland Series  
25 Connemara 100 miles
26 Sligo Marathon
27 Portumna West of Ireland Series  
28 Dublin City Marathon
29 Eddie Murphy Double Marathon  
30 Phoenix Park West of Ireland  
31 Great Limerick Run  
32 Waterford Viking Marathon  
33 Waterfront Ultra Marathon Courtmac  
34 Achill 39.3 Ultra Marathon
35 Athlone Flatline Marathon  
36 Surf and Turf Marathon Wexford  
37 Portumna West of Ireland Series  
38 Tralee International Marathon  
39 Connemarathon Ultra  
40 Tullaroan Marathon  
41 Great Limerick Run
42 Staplestown 50 miles  
43 Cork City Marathon  
44 Portumna 100km
45 Marathon des Escargots, Portarlington  
46 Keith Whyte Waterfront Ultra II (Director's Run)  
47 Keith Whyte Waterfront Ultra II  
48 Connemara 100 miles  
49 East of Ireland Curragh Marathon  
50 Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon  
51 Portumna MCI Marathon
52 Lilliput MCI Marathon
53 Ballina 3 in 2 Marathon 1
54 Ballina 3 in 2 Marathon 2
55 Ballina 3 in 2 Ultra Marathon 53km  
56 Vartry 100  
57 Great Limerick Run  
58 Cork City Marathon  
59 Portumna 100km  
60 Phoenix Park 6 hour Ultra
61 Marathon des Escargots, Portarlington  
62 Marathon des Escargots, Portarlington  
63 Connemara 100 miles  
64 Tullaroan Marathon  
65 Dublin City Marathon  
66 Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon  
67 Killeigh MCI Marathon
68 Ballina 3 in 2  
69 Ballina 3 in 2  
70 Ballina 3 in 2 Ultra Marathon 53km  
71 Vartry 100  
72 Royal Canal Run Longford Ultra 53km  
73 Limerick Marathon
74 Tullaroan Ultra Marathon 39.3  
75 MCI Marathon Rhode, Offaly  
76 MCI Marathon Mount Lucas Wind Farm, Offaly
77 Achill 39.3 Ultra Marathon Day 1  
78 Achill 39.3 Ultra Marathon Day 2  
79 Medieval Marathon Kilkenny  
80 Dublin City Marathon  
81 MCI Portumna Marathon  
82 MCI Killoscully Marathon  
83 Donadea 50km  
84 Ballina 3 in 2  
85 Ballina 3 in 2  
86 Ballina 3 in 2 Ultra Marathon 53km  
87 Tralee International Marathon  
88 MCI Tralee Marathon  
89 MCI Curragh Marathon  
90 MCI Listowel Marathon  
91 Royal Canal Run Longford Ultra 53km  
92 Royal Canal Run Longford Marathon  
93 EOI Longwood Marathon  
94 East Cork Harbour Marathon  
95 Medieval Marathon Kilkenny
96 MCI Portumna Marathon  
97 MCI Limerick Marathon  
98 EOI Donabate Marathon
99 Great Limerick Run
100 Donadea 100k
Club autumn marathon and half training for 2018 have now commenced. If you are thinking of running an autumn marathon now is the time to commit. To help you on your way all our club sessions are now geared towards the longer distance races. Training on a Tuesday is an integral part of the club training plan which is available to anyone regularly attending club training sessions. If you have always trained on your own why not try something different this year? Training with a group of like minded people always makes it easier to achieve your goal. For further information on training contact Irene on (086) 8242348 or just come along to the Friary any Tuesday night at 6.30pm.
Congratulations to club member Terri Gough who made the long journey last Sunday to the Derry marathon. Terri completed the race in 5.44 to win her over 70 age category and to round off a good day for the Gough household husband James won the over 75 category in 6.08.









Ted O'Leary 3.28.24
Trevor Mason 3.30.07
Áine Foley 4.40.53






Dermot Ryan 1.17.42
Walter Drohan 1.26.33
Kevin Casey 1.37.02
Thomas Coleman 1.44.41
Ann Dunford 1.47.31
Karen Ryan 1.47.31
Geraldine Lacey 1.48.03
Sharon Nugent 1.50.30
Joe O'Rourke 1.54.48
Patrycja Daly 2.01.20
Paula Collins 2.03.46
Nuala Hogan 2.03.33
Jillian Hayes 2.07.23
Hazel Crowley 2.08.34
Stephanie Leary 2.13.34



West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the families and friends of Michael Fahey, Curragh, Ardmore and Margaret Molloy, Mealoughmore,Windgap,Co.Kilkenny, who passed to their eternal reward recently, may they Rest In Peace.
When the gun shoots, you got to go.