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Juvenile News May 19 2024

MASON MORGAGES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES COLLIGAN LEAGUE.

 

VERY SUCCESSFUL LEAGUE CONCLUDES.

 

 

The fifth and final night in Colligan of our Mason Mortgages and Financial Services Spring Running League once again saw a great crowd of 80 runners take to the beautiful surround of Colligan wood on what turned out to be an ideal evening for the final round of the league. The 2 lap saw 24 competing while we had 21 on the 3 lap with 35 taking to the hills. As this was the last night of this league the overall prizes were presented after the run. Our club Chairman Tom Leahy welcomed everyone especially our sponsor Mark Mason of Mason Mortgages and Financial Services, Cappoquin, he thanked all the runners for supporting the league and hoped that they enjoyed coming to Colligan wood for the 5 weeks, especially the newcomers.  He went on to thank all those who helped out with the organisation of the league and of course Coillte for allowing us to use the Colligan venue .League sponsor Mark Mason was on hand to present the prizes and we would once again like to thank Mark for his generous sponsorship.

 

 

DAVID NIXON  KING OF THE HILLS 2024.

 

The main event of this particular league is the 5 miles on the hills circuit with the title of “King of the hills 2024” going to David Nixon , David from Lismore has been a club member for some time now and is a regular in our club races over that time. David ran the league also last year and finished 1st in division 2 on the hills ,so he has moved on a notch this year taking the overall title, he had 4 1st placing’s over the course of the league so was a clear winner with the least amount of points scored, a total of 4 points,so a big congratulations to him. James Coade was our runner-up this year and James a new comer to our league really enjoyed his running over the week’s recording three 2nd placing’s and one 3rd place to give him 9 points and a clear 2nd place on the hills course. Third place this year went to Michael Dunford who held off Yev Chizhikov by just 1 point to take that 3rd place with 21 and 22 the points scores by each. David Moore was 5th on 26 points in division 1.  In division 2 on the hills the title went to Tom Hogan with 32 points and in division 3 our winner was T.J.Van Der Valk on 56 points.And our final division on the  hills for men was won by Colm O’Connell with 73 points. Well done to everyone that took to the hill’s over the past 5 weeks – running the hills will definitely make you stronger and will have you in good shape for the summer races to come.

 

 

DIANE BEHAN LEADS THE LADIES OVER THE COLLIGAN HILLS.

 

Diane Behan the Waterford AC member claimed the title of Queen of the hills 2024 this year and she did it in quite some style with one 2nd placing and three first placing’s over the league period giving her a total of 5 points, we had 3 ladies divisions on the hill course this year,  great running by Diane. 2nd place was a much closer affair with two athletes finishing on 12 points Angela Tobin and Linda Foley, on a county back Linda had a better place 2nd to Angela’s 3rd best placing so Linda takes 2nd with Angela 3rd . Sandra Moore was 4th with 21 points and Brigid Coffey took 5th place in division 1 on 26 points. Turning to division 2 the honours went to Onra Power who finished up on 31 points 4 clear of Una Fennell 35 points and in our 3rd division our winner this year was Linda Bradfield on 54 points. Linda had to go to count back to take the win here as she and Ruth Fennell finished on 54 with Linda again taking the spot on count back with a higher place 12th finish her best to Ruth’s 13th place.Well done to all the Ladies who ran the mighty hills of Colligan this year,it’s no mean feat to complete them hills every week so well done to each and every one of ye, keep up the good work now and we hope to see you all at our race programme over the summer months.

 

 

CAROL WALSH  AND MICHEÁL MOYNIHAN WIN THE TWO LAP LEAGUE.

 

The 2 lap league this year was divided into Men’s and Women’s tables with the overall Ladies winner Carol Walsh  taking the honours, Carol had 2 first placing’s and 2 2nd placing’s to give her a 6 points total just 3 points ahead of our runner up Claire O’Sullivan who finished on 9 points. It was great to see that we had 4 divisions on this course and in division 2 Margaret Cleary on 25 points but she had to battle hard to hold of  Sinead Hehir who finished 2nd just 1 point behind on 26 points.In division 3 Olivia Coughlan was our winner with 45 points and in division 4 victory went to Noelle Nolan who again on 77 points only held of Louise Prendergast by one point as Louise finished on 78 points, all in all some great battles for divisional honours and lots of fun along the way .In the Mens 2 lap event we had a clear winner in Micheál Moynihan with 6 points total, Micheál recorded 2 wins and 2 second placi9ngs throughout the league,2nd place here went to Martin Collender who finished on 13 points and very well done to our sponsor Mark Mason who really got in the spirit of the league this year by taking part himself and he duly finished 3rd in the 2 lap course, well done Mark. Well done to all who ran the two lap league many who were taking up the sport only recently.

 

 

MICK CONCANNON AND TARA NÍ RHEACHTAGÁIN  CAPTURE 3 LAP TITLES.

 

The 3 lap league saw great numbers this year and the overall Men’s title went to Mick Concannon who finished up on 9 points after the 5 week event. Paul Murray was runner up this year when he finished up on 13 points ahead on a count back from Eamonn Phelan who also finished on 13 points. Michael Cummins was one of the start of the show this year and his hard work and commitment brought him victory in division 2 of the 3 lap course finishing on 24 points just 2 ahead of the 2nd place runner Paul O’Gorman on 26 points.In the Ladies competition the title went to Tara Ní Rheachtaháin  who recorded 4 first placing’s from the 5 rounds, great running y Tara and a deserving first division win for her. Friede McGrath ran very well throughout the league also and she recorded one 1st place and 3 2nd placing’s giving her a total of 7 points at league end. In division 2of the Ladies competition we had a clear winner in Fiona Ormonde who finished on 20 points.Well done to our prize winners and all who run the 3 lap flat.

 

 

 

OVERALL LEAGUE PRIZE WINNERS 2024.

 

MENS 5 MILE HILLS.

 

1st David Nixon

2nd James Coade

 

DIVISION 2.

 

1 Tom Hogan

2nd Jack Nolan

 

DIVISION 3.

 

1st T.J.Van DerValk

 

LADIES 5 MILES HILLS.

 

1st Diane Behan

2nd Linda Foley

 

DIVISION 2.

1st Onra Power

 

DIVISION 3.

1st Linda Bradfield

 

 

2 LAPS FLAT WOMEN.

 

DIVISION 1.

1st Carol Walsh

2nd Claire O’Sullivan

 

DIVISION 2.

1st Margaret Cleary

 

DIVISION 3.

1st Olivia Coughlan

Division 4 .

1st Noell Nolan

 

 

2 LAPS FLAT MEN.

 

1st Micheál Moynihan

2nd Martin Collender

 

3 LAP FLAT MEN.

 

1st Mick Concannon

2nd Paul Murray

 

DIVISION 2 .

1St Michael Cummins.

 

3 LAP FLAT WOMEN.

 

1st Tara Ní Theachtagáin

2nd Friede McGrath

 

DIVISION 2.

 

1st Fiona Ormonde

 

 

 THANK YOU.

 

 As always we are indebted to our steward’s and helpers with the league Jamie who looked after the signage each week Declan,Tom,Gerry,Shirly, Ray and Ann who did the tables etc each week ,it goes without saying without their input there would be no league. Thanks to our sponsor Mark who was on hand each week at the league and also presented the prizes to the various winners. For his on-going support of our club which is greatly appreciated. Once again a special thanks of course to Coillte who give us permission to hold this league and without whose co-operation this league and of course the Colligan Cup would not take place each year.

 

 

YOU CAN STILL ENTER THE SUMMER RACE PROGRAMME AND RECEIVE THE CLUBS 30TH YEAR CELEBRATION SINGLET. 

WEST WATERFORD ATHLETIC CLUB SUMMER RACE PROGRAMME.

CELEBRATING OUR 30TH YEAR OF SUMMER RACING.

We are delighted to announce our Summer Schedule of races 2024 starting in Ballinroad with our very popular 5k race on May 10th and finishing in Ballinameela on the 19th July in another very popular 5k route .As it is our 30th year we are celebrating in style where all participants can take home our very nice running singlet specially designed denoting our 30th year, A once off very nice piece of running apparel which will become a collector’s item in years to come. This is a unique opportunity to enter all 6 races in advance and just turn up on the night to each race and run!  So get your entries in quickly and be ready for a super summer of racing once more. We are all looking forward to getting our summer programme underway and we hope to see all the old familiar faces and many new ones in the coming months. You can now enter all 6 races 60 Euro which is brilliant value or you can enter 5 of the races individually for 10 euro per race online. Individual race entries will open two weeks before each race. If you come along on the night of any race it will be 15 euro so get your online entry in is the answer here. The Dromana 5 mile this year is celebrating its 30th edition, so thanks to our sponsors of 30 years Dungarvan Leader we will be distributing a very nice Nike yes Nike running Tee Shirt to all participants who complete the run on the night. The fee for this race will be covered if you have enter all the series for 60 euro and if not it will be 15 online entry and 20 euro on race night.

Eurofins Greenway Half Marathon will have a separate entry nearer the date.

  1. 10-May Friday Ballinroad 5k
  2. 24-May Friday Ardmore 5ml
  3. 07-Jun Friday Dromana 5ml
  4. 28-Jun Friday Ballymac 5ml
  5. 05-Jul Friday Deise College 10k
  6. 19-Jul Friday Ballinameela 5k

ONLINE ENTRIES HERE.

https://eventmaster.ie/event/dWGLSnGSwV

 

 

27th ANNUAL ROUND TOWER HOTEL ARDMORE 5 ON THIS FRIDAY EVENING .

 

After a terrific race last Friday evening at race 1 in the clubs summer race programme the Ballinroad 5k our focus now will turn to race 2 the 27th Annual Round Tower Ardmore 5 mile. Once again this year we are delighted that Aidan Quirke of Round Tower Hotel has agreed to sponsor the event as he did last year for the first time. Our sponsor Aidan and his team lead up a family run business Round Tower Hotel which is located in the beautiful village of Ardmore. Round Tower Hotel is a Fáilte Ireland approved 3 star hotel. The hotel offers guests and visitors the opportunity to enjoy their break in one of Ireland’s oldest Christian settlement villages. The race will be held on Friday May 24th at 7.30 pm.The Ardmore 5 is one of those races which we love heading to with ease of mind because as has been the case for 26 years we know that Michael Hennessey, Richie Stilwell and all the team in Ardmore will have all pre-race work in place making the trip to the beautiful part of our county once again to meet many of our old friends a pleasure. The course will remain the same as previous years with the 2 lap circuit. Registration and changing will be at the Ardmore GAA club pavilion ( by kind permission ) and we sincerely thank Ardmore GAA for the use of their fine facility as they have done now for many years. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female athletes and after that prizes will be awarded to the following age race categories.Men-Junior,40,50,60 Women-Junior,35,40,50.Entry to this race is only 10 Euro if you enter online, at Eventmaster.ie and our course if you leave it until the night of the race to enter the fee will be 15 Euro,so get your online entries in ASAP.See ye at the round tower guys.!!

 

ENTER 27th ANNUAL ROUND TOWER HOTEL ARDMORE 5 ONLINE NOW.

 

 Online entry for the 27th Annual Round Tower Hotel sponsored Ardmore 5 is now open on Eventmaster.ie and the Cost is only €10.00. Numbers can be collected on the evening of race. It is of great help to us the race organisers if you can please enter online and it will save you time queuing on the night. If you come to entry on the night it will cost you 15 euro, so get your online entry in today.

 

https://eventmaster.ie/event/e0qrirKF8x

 

 

BIOFREEZE NATIONAL 5K.

In the Phoenix Park last Saturday morning the national 5k road championships were held and 2 West Waterford athletes were in action Damien Murphy and Joe Gough. Damien finished in 51st place from the large field of 1.700 starters recording a time of 16.30.Joe running the over 70 category   won the over 70 title adding yet another national title to his collection when recording a time of 19.22.Well done to both.

 

LAP OF THE GAP FOR PATRICJA AND MICK.

 

Patricja Daly and Mick Concannon ran the Lap of the Gap event last Saturday. The route is from Glendalough up to the Sally Gap at 500 metres and down the next valley past Lough Dan.Mick recorded a time of  4.02.34 for the marathon distance and Patricja clocked a time of 5.17.04. Well done to both.

MARTIN AND EOIN RUN STONEYFORD 10K.

135 competed in the Stoneyford 10km race last Sunday morning in Co. Kilkenny and among the finishers were 2 West Waterford athletes , Eoin Walsh was 9th overall in a time of 41.04 and Martin Tobin clocked a time of 47.03.Dean Rowe Kilkenny City Harriers AC won the race in a time of  35.42 and  Kealy Tideswell Clonmel AC won the Ladies race in 36.22 finishing 2nd overall.

 

STEPHANIE RUNS TRALEE ULTRA 50K.

The Kerry 50K Ultra takes place last Saturday and was held  on a 10K looped course, with participants completing the route 5 times. Club member Stephanie Ilsley was our only participant on the day and she finished 3rd Lady overall in the field of 69 finishers and she was also first in her age category over 50 with a great time of 4.29.57. Well done Stephanie. 

 

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