Juvenile News 14 April 2020

 

Continuing Look back at the 1980’s

 

In 1983 Presentation Convent came to the fore with two young athletes Tina Mulcahy and Ailish O’Brien.  In 1983 Tina won the junior girls walk beating Sonia O’Sullivan in the process and Ailish O’Brien completed a treble winning the minor and junior shot and the junior discus. Tina went on to win the junior walk and Ailish the junior shot and discus and in so doing brought the first All Ireland Trophy the junior girls trophy to Dungavan. The repeated the three wins again the following year and retained the trophy. Mike O’Brien Dungarvan CBS won the inter discus and was second in the shot. J Coady  St . Augustine’s won the senior 400m and was second in the 200m. Frank O’Brien finished off his school career by winning the senior shot and discus and finishing 2nd in the hammer. In 1984 Tina and Ailish competed at junior level again and retained the titles they won the year before with Ailish also finishing 2nd in the inter shot.

In 1985 Ann Browne Mecy Dungarvan won the minor 800m and Ailish O’Brien won the inter shot and discus setting a new record in the discus of 38.22. Tina Mulchay won the intermediate girls walk and Ailish also added the senior girls title to her growing list of achievements. Michael O’Brien now competing with St. Augustine’s  won the senior shot and finished 2nd in the discus  while P. Galvin St Augustines finished second in the inter shot and Micheal Ahearne picked up a bronze medal in the junior discus and John Lawlor also St. Augustine’s finished 3rd in the junior hammer.

 

As I was looking at the achievements of Ailish O’Brien and Tina Mulcahy in bringing the first All Ireland trophy to Dungarvan I decided to digress and see if I could compile a list of all All Ireland School winners from schools in West Waterford. I started with the girls this week. If I left anyone out it was not intentional. If you are missing from the list please contact Mary Ashe and I will add you in. I hope to have the boys done by next week.

 

 

ALL IRELAND ROLL of HONOUR

WEST WATERFORD SCHOOLS ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONS

SENIOR GIRLS

1970 Elizabeth Mountain Mercy Dungarvan 800m 2.20.00

1971 Elizabeth Mountain Mercy Dungarvan 800m 2.20.9

1987 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Shot 11.60.

1987 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Discus 39.52.

1988 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Discus 41.52.

1989 Fiona Lynch Pres Dungarvan Discus 34.30.

1991 Nicola Costin Ard Scoil na nDéise Race Walk 16.38.00.

1996 Sandra Clancy Ard Scoil na nDéise 100m Hurdles 17.57.

2005 Susie Lonergan St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.53.

2008 Lorraine Mc Carthy St. Augustine’s 1500m 4.37.99

2008 Aisling Fennell St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.20.

2010 Zoe Scanlon Ard Scoil na nDéise Discus 36.42.

2011 Zoe Scanlon Ard Scoil na nDéise Discus 36.12.

2011 Zoe Scanlon Ard Scoil na nDéise Shot 10.28.

2011 Lisa Houlihan St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 3.10.

2011 Kate Veale St. Augustine’s Race Walk 12.40.09

2012 Kate Veale St. Augustine’s Race Walk 12.32.00.

2014 Megan O’Connor St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.75.

2019 Emily O’Mahony St. Augustine’s Combined Events 2810

2020 Lucy Holmes Ard Scoil na nDéise Cross Country

INTERMEDIATE GIRLS

1985 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Discus 39.92.

1986 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Discus 41.16.

1986 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Shot 11.29.

2006 Siobhan Brackett St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.70.

2008 Lisa Houlihan St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.60.

2009 Zoe Scanlon Ard Scoil na nDéise Discus 35.99.

2009 Claire Collins Ard Scoil na nDéise High jump 1.58.

2009 Kate Veale St. Augustine’s Race Walk 8.45.07

2010 Kate Veale St. Augustine’s Race Walk 8.26.20.

2013 Megan O’Connor St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.60.

2014 Megan Dunford St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.75.

2018 Lucy Holmes Ard Scoil na nDéise 800m 2.13.33

JUNIOR GIRLS

1983 Tina Mulcahy Pres Dungarvan Race Walk 6.41.18

1983 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Shot 11.07.

1983 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Discus 32.52.

1984 Tina Mulcahy Pres Dungarvan Race Walk 6.19.2

1984 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Shot 11.30.

1984 Ailish O’Brien Pres Dungarvan Discus 34.86.

1992 St. Augustine’s Relay

1993 Triona White St. Augustine’s 800m 2.19.88

1997 St. Declans Cross Country Team

1988 Niamh Scanlon Mercy Dungarvan Discus 31.36.

2002 Susie Lonergan St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.35.

2003 St. Declans Cross Country Team

2003 Sarah Keane St. Augustine’s Triple Jump 9.64.

2004 Siobhan Brackett St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.30.

2006 Ruth Fennell St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.45.

2007 Lisa Houlihan St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.45.

2007 Lisa Houlihan St. Augustine’s Triple Jump 10.07.

2007 Zoe Scanlon Ard Scoil na nDéise Discus 33.75.

2008 Kate Hickey St. Declans Discus 33.44.

2008 Kate Veale St. Augustine’s Race Walk 6.19.2

2011 Liz Devine St. Augustine’s Triple Jump 9.75.

2012 Catherine Hahesy St. Augustine’s Pole Vault 2.40.

Overall Trophies

1983 Pres Dungarvan Junior Girls
1984 Pres Dungarvan Junior Girls
1999 St. Augustine’s Junior Girls
2007 St. Augustine’s Junior Girls