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Senior News,January 29 2023

WEST WATERFORD AC EXTENDS A CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE TO OVER 5.000 VISITIORS THIS SUNDAY FOR 31st ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN.

 

 

The race day packs and numbers are now all posted out to all entered in the race so you should have receive your number along with all the information you need to know regarding the 31ST annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race over the past few days. This means of course all you have to do on race day is to be at the start line well in advance of the new starting time of 11 AM with your number pinned to the FRONT of your club running singlet. When you have finished the race and cross the finish you will receive you’re goodie bag with lots of treats for you to enjoy after the race and you will also receive a high quality dri-fit Nike running top. This is one race where the club really relies on the goodwill and the support of our loyal club members and friends. This race is the biggest undertaking by the club each year and as a result we rely heavily on your support, so if you might be in a position to help out in any way that would be welcome. We need people to steward the course and you can never have enough.  The club needs as many members and friends to help us make this a great race and a great day for West Waterford AC and for our town.

 

THE JOHN TREACY INTER CLUB CHALLENGE.

 

 

First held 12 years ago as part of the John Treacy Dungarvan 10, we introduced the John Treacy Team Challenge with clubs from all over the country battling it out in both the men’s and women’s team competition. West Waterford AC were the inaugural winners here in the men’s event while Eagle AC from Cork won the Ladies team race.Teams will consist of 3 club runners regardless of category whose combined finish times will be added together. Individual/Category prize winners can also count for the John Treacy Team Challenge. This Challenge Cup competition is separate to the race team prizes. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams and of course they will have the honour of having their club name inscribed on the magnificent John Treacy silver challenge cups.

 

 

 

 

2011

Men-West Waterford AC

Women- Eagle AC

 

2012

Men-Clonliffe Harriers AC

Women-Eagle AC

 

2013

Men-West Waterford AC

Women-Leevale AC

 

2014.

Men-East Cork AC

Women-St.Finbarrs AC

 

2015

Men-Leevale AC

Women- St.Finbarrs AC

 

2016 

Men-Rathfarnham WSAF A.C.

Women- St Finbarr’s A.C.

 

2017

 

Men-Waterford AC

Ladies- Youghal AC

 

2018

 

Men-Leevale AC

Ladies- St.Finbarrs AC

 

2019

 

 

Men-Clonmel AC

Ladies- Clonmel AC

 

2020

Men-Crusaders AC

Ladies-Eagle AC

 

2021

COVID

 

2022

Men-West Waterford AC

Ladies- Clonmel AC

 

 

  IMPORTANT RACE DAY DETAILS.

 

The course this year will remain the same as last year’s course, starting on the Youghal Road as usual but it will now start near to the Amber Garage, the race will do a short loop around Mitchell St. down Collins Road, back out the Youghal road taking a right turn down to GlaxoSmithKline, taking another right turn here down through the finish line and onto the N25 going left  to the Spring roundabout, taking a left turn past the former Crystal factory out to Bushy Park, and left down to the canal Road coming out at Ring cross, back in the Youghal road all the way to Stafford turning left up side of Stafford taking a right at top to GSK roundabout turning right to finish line at Cappoquin Transport depo.So plenty of opportunity for spectators to view the race on a few occasions. We do ask that spectators park well away from the course as they will not have access around the course itself as there will be restrictions in place during the race. Everyone’s cooperation is needed here for the smooth running of the event and we thank you in anticipation of this. Please note also that all prizes for this year’s John Treacy Dungarvan 10 will be posted out to our winners the days following the race. Only the overall top individual race winners will be presented with their prize at the finish line.

 

 

 PREVIOUS WINNERS FOR THE RECORD

 

 Previous overall winners of this race are as follows:

 

1992 Robert Costello (Limerick AC)

1993 Noel Richardson (Donore Hrs AC)

1994 Jimmy Mulligan (Waterford AC)

1995 James Sullivan (Waterford AC)

1996 Michael Hassett (St. Catherines AC )

1997 Cormac Finnerty (Mullingar Hrs AC)

1998 Peter Duggan (St.Josephs AC )

1999 John Kearney (East Cork AC)

2000 John Kearney (East Cork AC)

2001 Peter Duggan ( St.Josephs AC )

2002 Paul Deegan (DSD A.C.)

2003 Philip Harty (K.C.K. A.C.)

2004 George Murray (North Cork AC)

2005 Sandis Bralitis (Ballynonty AC)

2006 Sandis Bralitis ( West Waterford AC )

2007 Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford AC)

2008 Sergiu Turea  (Clonliffe Harriers AC)

2009 Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford AC)

2010 Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford AC )

2011 Mareks Floroseks (Latvia)

2012 Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham)

2013 Gary O’ Hanlon Clonliffe Harriers AC

2014 Thomas Fitzpatrick Tallaght AC

2015 Mick Clohisey Raheny Shamrocks AC

2016 Sean Hehir Rathfarnham AC

2017 Alan O’Shea Bantry AC

2018 Kevin Maunsell Clonmel AC

2019 Kevin Maunsell Clonmel AC

2020 Mick Clohessy Raheny Shamrocks AC 48:16 (course record)

2021 COVID.

2022 Hugh Armstrong Ballina AC

 

LADIES WINNERS.

 

WOMEN

1992  : Liz Bullen (Dungarvan A. C.)

 1993 : Catherine Hennessy (DSD)

 1994 : Teresa Tuohy (London)

 1995 : Catherine Hennessy (DSD)

 1996 : Catherine Hennessy (DSD)

 1997 : Christine McNamara (Cork)

 1998 : Eleanor Threadgold (Bray)

 1999 : Catherine Hennessy (New Ross )

 2000 : Angela McEvoy (St. Finbarrs)

 2001 : Geraldine Hendrick (St. Laurence’s O Toole)

2002 : Mary Sheehan (Grange- Fermoy)

2003  : Mary Sweeney (St. Finbarrs)

2004 Rose Mary Ryan Bilboa AC

2005 Mary Sweeney St.Finbarrs AC

2006 Jackie Carty Kilmore AC

2007 Lucy Brennan Sligo AC

2008 Mary Margaret Meade Belfast City Harriers AC

2009 Rosemary Ryan Bilboa AC

2010 Siobhan O’ Doherty Borrisokane AC

2011 Siobhan O’ Doherty Borrisokane AC

2012 Maria Mc Cambridge Letterkenny AC

2013 Lizzie Lee Leevale AC

2014 Siobhan O’ Doherty Borrisokane AC

2015 Siobhan O’ Doherty Borrisokane  AC

2016 Barbara Sanchaz clonliffe harriers AC 

2017 Siobhan O’ Doherty Borrisokane AC

2018 Laura O’Shaughnessy DSD AC

2019 Grace Lynch Iveragh AC

2020 Aoife Cooke Eagle AC (course record 54.23)

2021 Covid

2022 Aoife Cooke Eagle AC

 

 

 

 

 

 

31ST ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 SUPPORTS BUMBLEANCE.

 

A huge thank you to all who have supported this year’s John Treacy Dungarvan 10 chosen charity Bumbleance, many have donated monies when entering the race which we sincerely thank you all, a cheque will be presented to the charity representative’s on race day.

 

 

 

 

JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 PRIZES.

 

Please note that category prizes for this year’s John Treacy Dungarvan 10 will be posted out to our winners the days following the race. Only the overall individual race winners will be presented with their prizes at the finish line.

 

 

 

FORDES DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE.

 

 

NUMBERS HOLDING UP WELL ON SHORT COURSE.

 

 

Yet another good night for running, how lucky we have been this year for our winter league with only one wet night two weeks ago, hopefully now for this coming Wednesday’s mass start night as is tradition on the final night evening our final round of the league it will be as good as last week.This was our fourth night back since Christmas and we are now down to our final round before the conclusion of this year’s league.There was a great number out again last Wednesday when 77 runners took up the challenge.First home on the night was Maeve Bradfield in a time of 26:30 with Jennie Moore next in 23:53 and third past the post was Paul Mc Grath 18:09.Well done to all who took part. Next Wednesday night is our final round and a mass start be down early please as short course goes at 6.45 sharp .Also remember that there is a winter league running hat for anyone completing 8 of the 11 nights of the league, this hat will be distributed to those eligible to get on at the finish line.

 

 

 

FORDES DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE SHORT COURSE LEADERS.

 

 

The overall league table was shook up this week as Phil Coffey who was a front runner previously in the short league slipping into the top spot on 936 points.Behind Phil in 2nd place now is Kelly Shalloe with 891 points, Kelly has won this league previously when in 2018 she was our overall short course champion, 3rd currently is previous league winner on the long course David McGrath with 891 points same total as Kelly,David won the long course league in 2015, so can he become the first runner to claim titles over both winter league distances.4th with one round remaining is Owen Power with a tally of  878 points, so it’s all to play for yet and the same can be said about the other divisions many too close to call.In division 2 we have Gráinne Moore is leading with 780 points and cold be uncatchable here.Division 3 see’s Evelyn Beresford on 678 with on Elaine Curran 675 these two are having a ding dong battle only 3 point’s separating them. Tammy Hurney with 616 points id holding well despite the efforts of Darcey Toft with her 603 point tally.Next we have division 5 where Judit Mc Nally on 541 is holding firm despite the efforts of Mary Power with 524 points.Division 6 see’s Jennie Moore with 577 points from Michelle Mc Carthy on 555, this one is still to play for and hard to call. Anthony Fennell on 434 in division 7 will most likely hold off Rosie Moran who is on 402 points and Division 8 we have Stradbally’s Eoin Cunningham with 437 points looking home and hosed as in 2nd place Aoife Fennell currently on 339 has a lot of catching up to do.In our final division Ruth Fennell running her very first winter league is looking good with 360 followed by Tomas Murphy with a total of 219,so all to play for yet, best of luck to all on the final night and a mass start.

 

The top 10 is as follows:

 

1             Phil Coffey                         936

2             Kelly Shalloe                      891

3             Paul Mc Grath                   891

4             Owen Power                      878

5             Stephanie Curran              847

6             Tomás Horgan                   830

7             Cliodhna Foley                  811

8             Aisling Hourigan 790

9             Gerry Cummins                 790

10           Raymond Darcy 768

 

 

Divison 2

 

1             Grainne Moore                 780

2             Emma Dunne                     725

3             Rachel Keating                  717

 

Divison 3

 

1             Evelyn Beresford              678

2             Elaine Curran                     675

3             Ann  O’Donovan 662

 

 

Divison 4

 

1             Tammy Hurney                  616

2             Darcey Toft                        603

3             Daniel O’Keeffe                 583

 

 

Divison 5

 

1             Judit Mc Nally                    541

2             Mary Power                       524

3             Ciara Costello                    506

 

 

Divison 6

 

1             Jennie Moore                    577

2             Michelle Mc Carthy          555

3             Eoin O Brien                       548

 

 

Divison 7

 

1             Anthony Fennell 434

2             Rosie Moran                      402

3             Eileen O Brien                    392

 

 

 

Division 8

 

1             Eoin Cunningham              437

2             Aoife Fennell                     339

3             Roger Ronayne                 318

 

Division 9

 

1             Ruth Fennell                       360

2             Tomas Murphy                  219

3             Richie Fitzpatrick              214

 

 

 

 

HUGE PB’s BEING RUN ON LONG COURSE.

 

 

 

With just one round remaining in the current Fordes Daybreak winter league we were blessed once again last week with a beautiful night as the 164 runners made their way round the course. It’s very noticeable the improving times being recorded over the past number of rounds, it’s all down to this week’s mass start now so best of luck to all.Having a brilliant run last week and first home was Kevin Casey in a time of 36:05 with Onra Power next in 46:29 and third home last week was Pat  Morrissey 45:20.So a reminder to all that this week’s final night of the league and it’s a mass start as is tradition at our winter league, please be on time as the long course goes off at 6.50 sharp.

 

 

 

LONG COURSE LEADERS BATTLING IT OUT.

 

 

The points system in use for this year’s league it has to be said is working out great. As you can see there is very little between athletes in most of the divisions and indeed in the overall as well. It’s really hard to predict at this stage who will even be crowned the champ, even with only one round to go. Next Wednesday night we will have a new name inscribed on the Fordes Daybreak winter league cup for the long course and who’s it to be, well at the moment after week 10.Linda Foley is now holding a slender lead at the top of division one with 1522 points from Tara Ní Reachtagain  who is second with 1506 points and flying the flag for the Men is Tom Hogan with 148.All we can say here is may the best runner win, but it going to be close. In division 2 it’s as close as you can get one point separating Niamh O’Donovan 1347 and Phil Dee 1346.Division 3 sees another point separating Yev Chizhikov 1235 and winter league first timer Ciara Barry 1234. Division 4 looks to be going Pat Morrissey’s way who’s on 1226 with Anne Moore on 1175 points. Division 5 Jim Barry 1156 and Jack Nolan with 1140,this one will be close on the final night. Division 6 sees the battle of the courty boy’s with Peter Phelan 1002 and his former team mate Gary Hurney with 965 battling it out. Division 7 has Nicola Costin 979 heading up affairs here from John Coffey on 948 still in with a shout. Division 8 has John Paul Hogan with 918 holding a slender lead over Lismore’s Geraldine Barry who has 909 points. In Division 9 Claire Power has battled hard throughput the league and is on top here with 898 closely followed by Daniel O’ Sullivan on 875 points. Division 10 it’s Helen Keating           on 845 with a cushion of 45 points over Richie Walsh with 800.The final Division 11 sees Shane Healy with 808 and our event sponsor Kevin Forde in 2nd place with 772 points.So it’s all down to the final mass start night this Wednesday.There’s a nice group stacked up in the top 10 placing’s all still in with a shout of becoming the new winter league champion in this year . The division battles are also so very very tight with some leaders and second place athletes on the same points and more with just one single point separating 1st and 2nd.Best of luck to all for Wednesday mass start.

 

TOP 10 DIVISION 1.

 

Linda Foley                         1522

Tara Ni Reachtagain        1506

Tom Hogan                        1486

Jack Ahearne                     1466

Triona Shalloe                   1431

Emmet Gaffney                 1420

Sinead Ni Fhaolain            1420

Geraldine Lacey 1414

Aimee Moloney 1396

Richie Fitzgerald 1362

 

Div 2.

 

Niamh O’Donovan            1347

Phil Dee               1346

Seán Costin                        1304

 

Div 3.

 

Yevgeniy Chizhikov           1235

Ceire Barry                         1234

Vincent Tutty                     1208

 

 

Div 4.

 

 

Pat  Morrissey                   1226

Anne Moore                      1175

Ted  O’Leary                      1102

 

 

Div 5.

 

Jim Barry                            1156

Jack Nolan                         1140

Christopher Phelan           1095

 

 

 

Div 6.

 

Peter Phelan                      1002     

Gary Hurney                       965       

James Coade                     937       

 

 

Div 7.

 

Nicola Costin                     979       

John Coffey                       948       

Lisa Collins                         945       

 

 

Div 8.

 

John Paul Hogan               918

Geraldine Barry L              909

Colm O’Hare                      861

 

 

Div 9.

 

Claire Power                      898

Daniel O’ Sullivan              875

Paul Casey                          862

 

Div 10.

 

Helen Keating                    845

Richie Walsh                      800

Kate Veale                          761

 

 

 

Div 11.

 

Shane Healy                       808

Kevin Forde                        772

Grainne O’Brien 762

 

 

WINTER LEAGUE MASS START THIS WEEK.

 

As is tradition at on the final night each year of the Fordes Daybreak winter league will be a mass start for both the short and long course events. The short course will start at 6.45 pm and the long course will get under way at 6.50 pm.Best of luck to all for the final night as we wait with bated breath to see who will lift the two cups this year.

 

FORDES DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE PRIZE AWARDS AND JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 CELEBRATION NIGHT.

 

This is a night not to be missed when this Sunday February 5th we are holding our Fordes Daybreak winter league prize presentation night and also the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 celebration evening at the Park Hotel with proceedings getting under way at 8 pm. Food and a great nights music is in store for all and a big turnout is expected for what will be a night to remember. No fee involved so please come along you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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