Juvenile News 06 January 2020

 West Waterford Athletic Club Juvenile Notes


Munster Cross Country Award for Lucy Holmes


Over the Christmas break we were notified that Lucy Holmes had won the Munster award for cross country.  Lucy won both the under 19 and junior Munster cross countries and was runner up in the under 18 cross country. The award will be presented at the Munster Sports Star Awards Dinner which will be held this year in the Tower Hotel on Sat Feb 1st. This is a huge honour for Lucy , her coach Tony Shalloe and West Waterford A.C. The last athlete from the club to receive this award was Micheal Power in 2017. If any club members are interested in attending the award ceremony please contact Mary Ashe about tickets.


First Club Event of the Year Colligan Cup on  Sunday January 19th


Sunday January 19th   will be a busy one in Colligan.  It’s time for our young athletes to get back in action and blow out the cobwebs from the Christmas break. The juvenile Colligan Shield will get under way at the earlier time of 11am again this year. Registration starts at 10.15.

This event, which will again be sponsored by Albert McGrath Newsagents, challenges an athlete’s pace and judgement as well as their running skills. No watches are allowed so everyone has the same chance to win the race.

This is an open event and anyone can take part. The juvenile race will be run over one circuit of Colligan.  The person with the slowest predicted time will start first and the fastest runners will go off last so speed or age makes no difference. The winner will be the first person home after the clock hits zero.  Last year over fifty three juveniles took part in this event and we hope for even bigger numbers this year. Last year’s winner was Natalie Barry  who was bang on her predicted time and became the youngest winner of the event.  She was just one second ahead of Clodagh Lattimore All five prize-winners were within 10secs of their predicted times.  Remember it is not how fast you run that counts but how near you are to your predicted time. Last year 10 athletes ran faster than predicted.  Who will get it right this year?






Training for Schools Cross Country


Training is well underway for those competing in the schools cross country in January and February. Training continues on Monday and Wednesday @6.00 in the Friary. All athletes of secondary school age are welcome.


The first school event will be the Waterford schools cross country which will be hosted by St Augustine’s College On Friday Jan 18th. There will be races for Minor, Junior, Intermediate and Senior athletes. All the local schools will field teams in this event.




DATE:  Wednesday January 15th   2020




TIME           11.00       SHARP



Minor  under  14  on  1st July  ’20 Girls  1500m, Boys 2000m

Junior  under  15  on  1st July  ’20 Girls  2000m, Boys 3000m

Inter    under  17  on  1st July  ’20 Girls  2500m, Boys  4500m

Senior under  19  on  1st Jan  ’20 Girls  2500m, Boys  5000m


Teams  GIRLS  6  with  3  to score

BOYS   8  with  4  to score



Indoor Championships


If anyone wants to compete in the indoor championships (dates and events on munster athletics website) please contact Mary Ashe asap as you need to be registered with Athletics Ireland before you can enter for the event



Dates for your Diary


Wed  Jan 15th  Waterford Schools Cross Country 11.00 Friary


Sunday Jan 19th   Colligan Cup 11am Start Registration 10.15


Friday Jan 31st  East Munster Schools Cross Country Carriganore 12.30


Thurs Feb 15th Munster Schools Cross Country Clarecastle Co.Clare 12.30


Tuesday  March 3rd  Munster Schools Indoors Nenagh 11am


Saturday March 7th   All Ireland Schools Cross Country  Santry Dublin


The juvenile committee extends their sympathies to fellow committee member John McGrath on the untimely passing of his brother Danny R.I.P.





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