All Roads Lead to Gowran on Sunday Next
The juvenile cross country season will draw to a close next Sunday when day two of the National Championships under 11,13,15,17 and 19 will be held at Gowran Co Kilkenny. The first race gets underway at 11.30 so our athletes will start to gather at 10.30 to give everyone a chance to collect their numbers, walk the course, warm up and take the team photos.
Twenty athletes from West Waterford have qualified to compete in Gowran
Under 11 Ava Kiely, Nicole Cullinane, Natalie Barry
Under 13 Isabelle Gaffney, Sarah Hallissey, Ciara Flavin
Under 13 Eoin Prendergast
Under 15 Sarah Gaffney, Fia de Paor, Aoife O’Donovan. Sarah O’Riordan. Lauren Cliffe, Claudia O’Halloran, Ami Flavin
Under 15 David Gaffney, Naoise MacMurchadha, Liam Broderick, Conor Keane
Under 17 Cal Tutty
Under 19 Mark Blackwell
Mark Blackwell will be running his last juvenile race on Sunday as he then heads up to the junior and senior ranks. In Santry Mark ran on the Waterford junior team and was a scoring member of the team that finished third in the inter county contest.
This event is an all ticket affair so if you need tickets please make contact with Mary Ashe.
Best of luck to all our athletes competing on Sunday as they represent their club, county and province.
Cal Tutty Named as reserve on Irish Team
The Irish teams for the Celtic International was announced after the under 16 All Ireland Championships in Santry and Cal Tutty was names as first reserve in the team which will compete in Belfast early in the new year.
Elverys Intersport Winter League Draws to a Close
Tony’s League sponsored by Elverysintersport will conclude on Wednesday next with a reverse time run. This means that everyone will start at their fastest time over the six weeks. The person with the slowest time will start first and the person with the fastest time will go off last. If everyone runs their best time we should have a mass finish. There will be prizes for the first two across the line on Wednesday.
The presentation of prizes will follow after the run. Parents are welcome to attend but we ask that they all wear face coverings and observe social distance.
There will be over 800euros worth of prizes distributed sponsored jointly by Elverys Intersport and the Juvenile Committee. There will be prizes for the top three teams and a number of individual prizes. As training will finish later than usual please collect your athletes from the hall.
This will be the last night of training for most of our athletes. Only those who have qualified for the All Ireland will train on Friday.
Conditions were not great on Wednesday last for the final run in the team competition. It was cold damp and heavy underfoot so not ideal conditions for fast times. But once again our athletes showed that they can tackle any conditions as twenty five athletes bettered their time. Owen Morrissey went under 7mins for the first time. Clodagh Cunningham improved by over 30secs to go under 9 mins for the first time and Amy O’Riordan went under 10mins for the first time.
In the short lap it was neck and neck to the line for Jarleth Hurney and Mario Zakis with both recording their fastest time of 3.37. Nathan Foley went under 4mins for the first time and Mark McLoughlin, Anna Rochford, David Dempsey, Leah Kiely and Oran Murray all improved their best time. Full list of times below.
|3||Naoise Mac Murchada||6.58|
|7||Fia De Paor||7.06|
|11||Aoife O Donovan||7.09|
|20||Sarah O Riordan||8.01|
|25||Fiona O Riordan||8.09|
|27||Claudia O Halloran||8.13|
|31||Cathal Mc Kenna||8.29|
|35||Conor Mc Carthy||8.41|
|41||Ciara O Donovan||9.08|
|43||Luisne De Paor||9.17|
|50||Ami O Riordan||9.57|
|55||Mark Mc Loughlin||3.47|
|65||Éle de Paor||4.19|