Senior News

Notes March 03-19

The final race in the Michael Roche carpets series, the Déise College Dungarvan 10K will take place on this Sunday March 10th at 11a.m. Now in its 37th year and one of the oldest races on the local road running calendar the Déise College Dungarvan 10k is always one of the more popular races. The club is delighted that Déise College and its proprietolrs Caroline and Alan Ryan are continuing their sponsorship for this race. The race will also see a number of perpetual trophies being presented. We have the Seamus Power Memorial Trophy to the first male finisher and the Mikey Roche Memorial Trophy for the first local female finisher. We will be using the fast canal circuit as we have used now for the past couple of years for this race with the race headquarters at the Dungarvan GAA club pavilion ( by kind permission ) which is where the presentation of prizes for the race and for the overall series will also take place. The race entries will be taken at the centre from 9.30 a.m., changing and shower facilities will be provided at the centre and teas will be available after the race. The prize presentation will also be held in the centre. The race will start and finish in the same place as always at the Industrial Estate just off the N25, with just a short jog to and from the Dungarvan GAA club 
The Seamus Power memorial shield will be presented to the overall race winner; the current holder from last year is Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC . A trophy will also be awarded to the first local lady finisher on Sunday also donated by the Power family in memory of their uncle Mikey Roche. The current holder of this trophy is Judith Campbell. The friends of West Waterford Dunabbey perpetual trophy will be awarded to the first local master to finish; this trophy was awarded to James Whelan last year.
The following are the race categories for Sunday’s race.
Men’s 1st 3 seniors, 1st Junior, 1st over 40, 45, 50 and 55
Team event- 1st Senior Men’s team outside individual prize winners
1st 3 Ladies, 1st Junior, First over 35, 40, 45 and 50 and 1st Ladies team outside individual prize winners
1983 (1/2 Marathon)
Pat White (Midleton A.C) 68.13
Ann Murphy Dublin City 86.37
1984(10 ml)
Ray Treacy (Leevale) 49.46
Mary Sweeny (Youghal) 63.04
1985(10 ml)
Tony Ryan (Dungarvan) 48.36
Kathleen Connors (Deise) 68.58
1986(10 ml)
Tony Ryan (Dungarvan) 50.05
Kathleen Connors (Deise) 65.55
Liam O'Brien (East Cork) 29.50
Mary Sweeney (Youghal) 37.29
Liam O Brien (East Cork) 30.09
Catherine Hennessy (Slaneyside) 37.29
1989 (10K)
Tony Ryan (Dungarvan) 30.56
Liz Bullen (Waterford) 39.21
1990 (10K)
Liam O'Brien (East Cork) 30.49
Liz Bullen (Waterford) 36.06
1991 (10K)
James Sullivan 30.42
Liz Bullen (Dungarvan) 35.32
1992 (10K)
Robert Costelloe (Limerick) 30.36
Brid Murphy (Leevale) 36.36
1993 (10K)
Tommy Moloney (Thurles Crokes) 31.01
Mary Sheehan (East Cork) 37.17
1994 (10K)
Bill Lacey (St. Senans) 31.43
Mary Sheehan (Grange/Fermoy) 36.21
1995 (10K)
John Treacy (Waterford A.C.) 30.48
Mary Sweeney (St. Finbarrs) 37.23
1996 (10K)
Derek Nolan (Clonmel) 32.38
Mary Sweeney (St. Finbarrs) 39.03
1997 (10K)
Daniel Gidumbanda (Tanzania) 30.11
Mary Sheehan (Grange / Fermoy) 36.44
1998 (10K)
Peter Duggan (St. Josephs) 32.32
Maria Murphy (University Limerick) 40.57
1999 (10K)
William Harty (West Waterford) 33.04
Phyllis Flynn (Stragglers) 39.19
2000 (10K)
Peter Duggan (St. Josephs) 33.13
Catriona McGregor (Middleton) 41.55
2001 (10K)
William Harty (KCK) 31.57
Blaithin Hannon (St. Finbarrs) 39.06
2002 (10K)
William Harty (KCK) 31.57
Corinna Walsh (West Waterford) 45.52
2003 (10K)
Mick Kelly (Gowran) 32.52
Corinna Walsh (West Waterford) 41.33
2004 (10K)
Gearoid O'Connor (Rathfarnahm) 32.52
Mary O'Leary (Grange/Fermoy) 38.25
2005 (10K)
Raivis Zakis (Ballynonty) 32.28
Jacki Carty (Kilmore) 38.01
2006 (10K)
Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford) 30.55
Jackie Carty (Kilmore) 38.07
2007 (10K)
Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford) 31.15
Jackie Carty (Kilmore) 38.26
2008 (10k)
Raivis Zakis (West Waterford) 31.34
Mary Sweeney (St.Finbarrs) 38.55
2009 (10k)
Raivis Zakis (West Waterford) 32.29
Angela Mc Cann (Clonmel) 37.54
2010 (10k)
Alan O’Shea Bantry AC 30.51
Corinna Walsh West Waterford AC 39.24
2011 (10k)
Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 32.52
Angela Mc Cann Clonmel AC 36.43
2012 (10k)
Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC  32.17
Angela McCann Clonmel  AC 36.40
Raivis Zakis Wets Waterford AC 32.30
Angela Mc Cann Clonmel AC 37.29
Brian Murphy Carrick AC 32.35
Nollaig O'Neill Leevale AC 39.42
Brian Murphy Carrick AC 33.13
Anna Doris Midleton AC 39.36
William Maunsell Clonmel AC 32.01
Sally Forristal St. Joseph's AC 39.43
David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers AC 31.52
Sally Forristal St. Joseph's AC 37.59
Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC 32.37
Sally Forristal St.Josephs AC 39.23
Why not avail of the online entry for the Deise college Dungarvan 10,entry online for 8 euro on link below.…
After 4 races to date in the Michael Roche carpets race series next Sunday at the Déise College Dungarvan 10k it will be the 5th which see's this series come to a conclusion. The prize presentation for the series will take place on Sunday prior to the presentation for the race itself. Please note its 4 of the 5 races to count here so a lot could change after Sunday's race with the worse points being dropped for some athletes who will have all 5 races completed.
The club’s next big local event is the 5 week Mark Mason’s Financial Services Colligan running league for beginners and regular runners and all are welcome once they are over 16 years of age. We would especially encourage newcomers to come along and join in this league in Colligan wood. For the complete beginner there is the option of doing two laps of the wood, beginning at the wooden bridge and finishing at the wooden bridge. This is 4km in distance or 2.5 miles so it might suit all those that ran the short route over the winter league plus this route is more or less completely on the flat. Another option is to take part in the 5-mile circuit; this is 3 and a half laps of the same flat circuit of the wood mentioned above. The final option is the 5 mile hill route which is one lap of the wood for starters and then up the first hill and down the hill and then across the road for the second hill and finishing in by the wood at the bridge. The entry fee for all runners is €2 each night. The overall winner of the league will receive the Veale family perpetual shield. The league will start on Wednesday March 27th and continue for five  Wednesday evenings April 3rd,1oth,17th and 24th .Mass start each evening at 6.30 pm.
The club membership is now due and can be paid at any of our club events. You can now pay your club membership online or you can also download our club membership form off our web site and send it into us. Gerry Cantwell, Helvick, Ring  Dungarvan Co. Waterford  is the club registrar and he will also be available at all club events to accept your membership at a cost of 25 Euros. Each year, the Dungarvan 10K is the traditional cut off point for membership. This means that athletes will not feature on club teams unless they are current members of the club and with the summer series not too far away it’s time to sign up. Please note that membership with the club is for the calendar year and will cease on December 31st and it’s not 12 months from the date that you join.
The Irish Life Health Masters Indoors Champs takes place Sunday 10th March 2019 at the International Arena, Athlone Institute of Technology. All club entries to Michael Dunford 087 9928887 or Gregory Fitzgerald 087 6445789.Closing date for entry is Sunday 3rd March at 23:59. No late entries will be accepted online and there is no late entries on the day.
Joe Gough was back in action last Saturday after being sidelined for some weeks with flu, Joe won the Leinster Indoors competing as a guest in the over M65 400 meters in a time of 62.2.
West Waterford AC was represented on Saturdays 
Kinvara Rock and Road Marathon. Held over an undulating course with plenty of rain and a strong breeze adding to a difficult day for marathoners. Mick Concannon ran a time of Time 4:01 while Terri Gough also completed the marathon in 6.54.17 and Patricia Daly completed the half on the day and she recorded a time of 2.01.11. Well done to all.
West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Ned Phelan Ballyneety Dungarvan and Kenny Young Kyne Park Abbeyside who passed to their eternal rewards recently , may they Rest In Peace. 
Ciara Mageean (UCD) and Mark English (UCD) won brilliant bronze medals in the 800m in 1:47.39 and 1500m in 4:09.43 respectively on the final night of competition at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow last Sunday night.
English had to get through to the final on an appeal after being impeded in the semi-final but there was no doubting his metal in the final.The UCD athlete was at the head of the field from the get go and after a brilliant race with the best in Europe battling it out over the 800 he finished up in the bronze medal position. This was the Donegal man’s third European medal over 800m – he won bronze outdoors in Zurich, silver indoors in Prague and another bronze a Sunday night in Glasgow. Ciara Mageean has endured some difficult moments the last couple of years but this was a brilliant response and added to her European outdoor bronze in 2016.The UCD athlete was in silver medal position in the final lap but on the line had to be content with bronze after a titanic  battle down the home straight with Sofia Ennaoui of Poland.
These two medals bring the Irish medal tally to 25 at the European Indoor Championships.
European Indoor Championships medallists.
1966 400m Maeve Kyle BRONZE 57.3
1966 800m Noel Carroll GOLD 1.49.7
1967 800m Noel Carroll GOLD 1.49.6
1968 800m Noel Carroll GOLD 1.56.66
1969 800m Noel Carroll BRONZE 1.47.6
1970 1500m Frank Murphy SILVER 3.49.0
1979 1500m Eamonn Coghlan GOLD 3.41.8
1980 1500m Ray Flynn SILVER 3.38.5
1980 1500m Mary Purcell BRONZE 4.14.2
1985 1500m Marcus O’Sullivan SILVER 3.39.75
2000 1500m James Nolan SILVER 3.41.59
2000 3,000m Mark Carroll GOLD 7.49.24
2002 400m Karen Shinkins BRONZE 52.17
2005 400m David Gillick GOLD 46.30
2005 3,000m Alistair Cragg GOLD 7.46.32
2007 400m David Gillick GOLD 45.52
2009 60m Hurdles Derval O’Rourke BRONZE 7.97
2009 1500m Roisin McGettigan BRONZE 4.11.58
2009 3,000m Mary Cullen BRONZE 8.48.47
2013 3,000m Ciarán Ó Lionáird BRONZE 7.50.26
2013 3,000m Fionnuala Britton BRONZE 9.00.54
2013 60m Hurdles Derval O’Rourke BRONZE 7.95
2015 800m Mark English SILVER 1.47.20
2019 800m Mark English BRONZE 1:47.39
2019 1500m Ciara Mageean BRONZE 4:09.43
If we had a drug that did what exercise did, it would be the biggest revolution ever and would be promoted all over the world. And all you have to do is go out for a run.