After four weeks of great competition our club championships concluded with the presentation of prizes. We were a week later than planned because we had to cancel one night because of severe thunderstorms. Some of our athletes had already gone on holidays by the time of the presentation so they can collect their trophies and medals at training over the next few Wednesdays. Five athletes scored full points Madeline Curran, Jarleth Hurney, Nicole Cullinane, Rosie Berryman and Rory Donnolly. The biggest field was in the girls under 10 with thirteen athletes competing and the closest contest was in the boys under 11 with just one point separating the top two. Well done to all who competed over the four weeks
|Girls under 9||Boys under 9|
|1||Madeline Curran 50pts 1. Rian Flavin||42pts|
|2||Sinead Donnelly 38pts 2. Charlie Ahearn||40pts|
|3||Elin Qualter 33pts 3. Evan Radley||37pts|
|4||Eadaoin Houlihan 31pts||4||Luke O’Reilly||32pts|
|5||Maisie Kenneally 28pts||5||Alex Dempsey||28pts|
|Girls under 10||Boys under 10|
|1||Ellie Mae Doherty||48pts||1||Jarleth Hurney||50pts|
|2||Isobel Daly||42pts||2||Jamie Cliffe||35pts|
|3||Leah Kiely||32pts||3||Colm O’Muiri||25pts|
|4||Eile de Paor||27pts||4||Tiernan Hogan||23pts|
|5||Jess Collins||25pts||4||Jack Barry||23pts|
|6||Ava Burkin||24pts||6||Oran Murray||17pts|
|7||Allanah Pope||17pts||7||Rex Radley||12pts|
|8||Darcy Lavin||13pts||8||Seb Byrne||10pts|
|9 Aisling Hickey||10pts|
|Girls under 11||Boys under 11|
|1||Anna Rochford||46pts||1||Olan Devereaux||41pts|
|2||Alicia Radley||38pts||2||Mario Bradan Zakis||40pts|
|3||Katie Mai Daly||31pts||3||Eoghan Kenny||31pts|
|4||Grace Hodge||29pts||3||David Dempsey||31pts|
|4||Ruth Walsh||29pts||5||Barry Cambeg||30pts|
|6||Sarah O’Reilly||23pts||6||Oisin Cunningham||20pts|
|Girls under 12||Boys under 12|
|1||Nicole Cullinane||50pts||1||Fergus Donnelly||43pts|
|2||Saoirse Kinsella||32pts||2||Patrick Mullaney||41pts|
|3||Sheila Mai Curran||28pts||3||Mark McLoughlin||35pts|
|Girls Under 13||Girls & Boys under 14|
|1||Rosie Berryman||50pts||1||Rory Donnelly||50pts|
|2||Seoda Kinsella||32pts||1||Sarah Hallissey||48pts|
|3||Ellen Power||24pts||2||Leah Wall||42pts|
|5||Luisne de Paor||12pts|
|5||Layla Rose harty||12pts|
|Girls over 14|
|2||Fia de Paor||38pts|
All Ireland Championships Day 1
Day one of the All Ireland Championships took place in Tullamore last weekend and West Waterford AC had two athletes qualified Paul Mullarkey and Saoirse Quinn. It was great to see Paul back in action again at this level as he was out of action for over a year with a serious knee injury. Paul threw 10.13 on his second throw to secure his place in the final 8 and earn three more throws. He finished on his best throw of 10m18.
Saoirse Quinn has been throwing very well over the last two weekend and on Sat she improved on her performance in the Munster championship with a best throw of 35m31 for 5th place.
Well done to both athletes for representing their club at highest level of the championships.
All Ireland Day 2 and 3
Next weekend we will see five West Waterford athletes in action over the two days. On Sat the walkers will be off early @10am and the club will be represented by Eabha Hickey under 16 and Doireann Hickey under 17.
In the field events Saoirse Quinn will compete in the Discus @11.30 and David Conroy Fahey in the Hammer @3pm.
On Sunday Saoirse will be back in action again in the Shot@10am while David competes in the Discus @ 1.30.
On the track Noah Commins competes in his first All Ireland in the under 14 1500m @11.30.
Everyone should arrive at least one hour before their event to give themselves time to warm up properly and also in case the programme moves ahead of schedule.