Juvenile News 28 November 2021


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.


 Full Lap24/11/2021 
1David Gaffney6.14 
2Cal Tutty6.52 
3Naoise Mac Murchada6.58 
4Owen Morrissey6.59 
5Conor Keane7.03 
6Isabelle Gaffney7.05 
7Fia De Paor7.06 
8Eoin Prendergast7.07 
9Sarah Gaffney7.08 
9Liam Broderick7.08 
11Aoife O Donovan7.09 
12Grainne Moore7.15 
13Rory Donnolly7.29 
14Rian Cliffe7.38 
15Charlie Curran7.42 
16Ami Flavin7.49 
17Lauren Cliffe7.50 
18Fergus Donnelly7.51 
19Callum Curran7.56 
20Sarah O Riordan8.01 
21Cian Qualter8.03 
22Crea Frisby8.04 
22Cathy Shanley8.04 
22Rian Curran8.04 
25Fiona O Riordan8.09 
26Sean Nyhan8.11 
27Claudia O Halloran8.13 
28Serafina Hollrigl8.14 
29Lia Cunningham8.22 
30Angelina Chizhikova8.27 
31Cathal Mc Kenna8.29 
32Ciara Quinn8.35 
33Nicole Cullinane8.36 
34Dylan Murray8.40 
35Conor Mc Carthy8.41 
36Clodagh Cunningham8.44 
37Shannon Radley8.45 
38Ciara Flavin9.00 
39Aimee Barry9.05 
40Ava Kiely9.06 
41Ciara O Donovan9.08 
42Patrick Mullaney9.16 
43Luisne De Paor9.17 
44Doireann Hickey9.19 
45Ali Cunningham9.22 
46Eabha Hickey9.30 
47Lochlann Hurney9.36 
48Leah Wall9.38 
49Siobhan Hickey9.46 
50Ami O Riordan9.57 
51Aoife Doyle9.59 
52Julie Novotna10.02 
 Short Lap24/11/21 
53Mario Zakis3.37 
53Jarlath Hurney3.37 
55Mark Mc Loughlin3.47 
55Anna Rochford3.47 
57David Dempsey3.51 
58Nathan Foley3.53 
59Jack Barry4.01 
60Alicia Radley4.02 
60Tiernan Hogan4.02 
62Jakob Foley4.04 
63Leah Kiely4.05 
64Ruth Walsh4.15 
65Éle de Paor4.19 
66Oran Murray4.21 
67Shane Power4.24 
68Grace Hodge4.26 
69Cormac Hallahan4.36 
70Alanna Pope4.37 
71Sinead Houlihan4.46 
72Killian Pope4.49 
73Caoimhe Houlihan4.51 
74Rex Radley4.57 
75Aisling Hickey4.59 


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