Juvenile News, 01 April 2019

West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes
All Ireland Success for WWAC Pole Vaulters
We had four pole vaulters in action in Athlone at the Irish LifeHealth Indoor Championships. The boys were in action on Saturday and Patrick Fitzgerald added another national title to his long string of successes winning the boys under 19 title with a leap of 3m 95. Sam O’Neil took the runner up spot clearing 3mts. In the under 18 event Ryan Mc Grath took the bronze medal finishing third with a leap of 3mts. Alannah Kelly competed on Sunday in the under 18 pole vault and this age group is very strong with some excellent pole vaulters in this category. Allanah finished 4th with a jump of 2m 60 just missing out on the bronze medal.
We had just one competitor on the track Doireann Hickey in the girls under 14 walk. This was Doireann’s  first All Ireland and there was a large field competing with thirteen athletes successfully completing the 1000m course. Doireann finished in 11th place in a very fast walk and she improved her time from the Munster Championships by over 20 secs.
Well done to all the athletes and parents who made the early morning journey to Athlone.
Training Continues on Wednesday and Friday
We are training in the Friary College @6pm on Wednesday and Friday evenings. We have a good turn out on both days but we are also open for new members just come along at the above times if you are interested anyone born in 2011 or earlier is welcome.
Busy Weeks Ahead
The track and field season kicks off next weekend with the first of the open sports hosted by Ferrybank AC at the RSC in Waterford. All details are on their club website. The following Wednesday all the local second level schools will have athletes in action in the Waterford Schools Championships. This event is much earlier than usual because of the very short last term
Sunday April 7th Ferrybank Open Sports
Wednesday April 10th Waterford Post Primary Schools T&F RSC
Monday April 22nd St Senan’s Open Sports Kilmacow
Sunday April 28th Leevale Open Sports CIT
Wednesday May 1st East Munster Girls T&F Templemore
Thursday May 2nd West Waterford Primary Schools Big Schools
Thursday May 9th East Munster Boys T&F RSC 
Thursday May 9th    West Waterford Primary Schools Small Schools
Sunday May 12th Waterford County Championships Day 1
Thursday May 16th Western Finals Primary Schools Sports
Saturday May 18th  Munster Schools T& F CIT
Sunday May 19th Waterford County Championships Day 2
Thursday May 30th County Finals Primary Schools Sports