Elverys InterSport Tony’s Winter League
There was great interest as Lola put up the board with the times and team scores for Tony’s League sponsored again this year by Elverys Intersport. There are two elements to the league, individual performances where everyone is trying to beat their own best time and then the points scored for your team. For the second week in a row Rory Donnelly’s team leads the way but there is a very close race for 2nd,3rd and 4th places.
Despite the heavy rain of the last few days we had a fine day on Wed and underfoot conditions were good so a large number of athletes improved on their overall times. Noah Commins still leads the field on 6.29, his first time under 6.30 and Oisin Whelan was again under 7mins with 6.55. Rory Donnelly led his team by example recording his best time of 7.31 as did Ami Flavin home in 7.32.
One of the biggest improvements was from Olan Deveeraux who had knocked over a minute off his starting time and is now down to 8.05. Mario Zakis also knocked a minute off his time and is now down to 8.08. We will be watching over the next few weeks to see if either of these will go under 8mins.
We have five athletes who have improved every week Sarah O’Riordan, Isobel Daly, Luisne de Paor, Eoghan Kenny and Eile de Paor.
Some other athletes who have made big improvements in their times are Nicole Cullinane, Colm O’Muiri, Charlie Curran, Natalie Barry and Siobhan Harty and Neveah Cairns.
Rex Radley, Leon Phelan and Jess Collins have all moved from the small lap to the big lap.
In the short lap it is tight at the top with Rian Flavin just leading Ger de Buitleir and both are very close to breaking the 4min mark.
Eile de Paor is the fastest girl.
Daniel Curran has knocked half a minute off his best time. Sinead Donnelly went under 5min for the first time and Maisie Kenneally and Ava Burkin are close to breaking it also. Looking forward to some great running over the next few weeks.
All Ireland Championships Derry
We are looking forward to our trip to Derry for the All Ireland Championships on Dec 20th. Thirteen athletes from West Waterford have qualified to compete
Under 14 Girls
Munster Team Isobel Gaffney
County Team Isobel Gaffney, Sophie Beresford, Ellen Power, Ciara Flavin and Luisne de Paor
Munster Team Noah Commins
Under 16 Girls
Munster Team Sarah Gaffney, Fia de Paor
Country and Club Team Sarah Gaffney, Fia de Paor, Aoife O’Donovan, Ami Flavin, Sarah O’Riordan, Lauren Cliffe
Under 16 Boys
Munster Team Naoise Mac Mhurchadha
Wed 16th Week 3 Tonys League Team Championship
Sunday 20th Nov All Ireland Even ages Donegal
Wed 23rd Week 4 Tony’s League Team Championship
Sunday 27th Nov Munster B Championships Killarney
Wed 30th Nov Reverse Run everyone goes off at their fastest time
Presentation of Prizes for Tony’s League
Sunday 4th Dec All Ireland Uneven Ages Conna