Juvenile News April 08 2024


Bronze for Sophie Beresford at National Indoor Championships

The 123.ie National Indoor Championships were held in Athlone last weekend and West Waterford had three athletes in action. First up was Sophie Beresford in the girls under 15. In a very competitive field of twelve athletes Sophie put in a great performance over the 1000m distance to finish 3rd in a new personal best of 5.03.70 which was three seconds faster than her winning time in Munster. Eabha Hickey finished 5th in the under 18 girls 1500m walk and Doireann Hickey was 6th in the under 19 girls walk.

Silver for Michalina and Bronze for Andy at St. Senan’s Open Sports

On Easter Monday St Senan’s held their annual open sports. A small number of West Waterford athletes travelled to compete in this event. In the girls under 17 shot Michalina Goclik finished second. She threw over 8m for the first time and finished the competition with a new pb of 8m44.  In the under 10 boys Andy Zakis was 3rd in the 80m sprint and 4th in the 300. Mario Zakis finished 4th in the boys under 13 700m and Conor Queally taking part in his first competition finished just outside the medals in the under 9 sprint.

Ferrybank Sports on Sunday Next April 14th

Ferrybank Athletic Club presents ……McDonald’s Open Track & Field Sports

Waterford at Waterford RSC Sunday April 14th 2024 Start time 12 noon

Entrance Fee: €5 adults, €5 children – Relay team entry fee €6 per team


Events: ( Boys ; Girls separate )

U 8 (2017) 60m 200m LJ

U 9 (2016) 60m 300m T. Jav

U10 (2015) 80m 300m LJ

U 11(2014) 80m 500m 60m hurdles

U 12 (2013) 80m 500m 60m hurdles

U 13 (2012) 80m 700m 60m hurdles Shot

U 14 (2011) 80m 700m 75m hurdles HJ

U 15 (2010) 100m 800m 80m hurdles LJ

U 16 (2009) 100m 800m 80m/100m hurdles Shot

U 17(2008) 100m 800m 100m hurdles

Junior(2008-2005) 100m 800m HJ

Senior 100m 1 Mile

Masters 100m 1 Mile

Relays (boys and girls separate) 4 X 100m U 9, 11, 13, 15

Mixed Relay u 17(at least two girls on team)

Medals : First three in each event and first three teams in relays

Athletes compete in their own age group but can move up one age group in field events and relays

Under 17 upwards may compete in junior ; senior events

Event order: Approx. times 12noon- track 1 sprints, track 2 hurdles, 1.30pm distance races, 2.30pm  walks, 3pm relays

Astro Athletics for under 8 to under 11 in Lismore on Sunday 21st April

A non competitive Inter Club friendly gathering will be held in Lismore on Sunday April 21st.

Programme of Events

Sprints under 8,9,10,11

Girls Turbo Javelin Boys Long Jump

Girls Long Jump Boys Turbo Javelin

Long Run

All competitors will receive a participation medals

Event takes place in Blackwater Community School. Entry fee 2euro


Upcoming Events

Sunday April 14th Ferrybank Open Sports RSC Waterford

Sunday April 21st Astro Athletics Lismore

Wednesday April 24th Waterford Post Primary Schools Athletic RSC 12noon

Sunday April 28th  County Championships Day 1 RSC  All ages

Thursday May 2nd East Munster Schools (Girls) RSC 12noon

Wednesday May 8th East Munster Schools (Boys) Templemore 11.30

Sunday May 12th County Championships Day 2 RSC All ages

 Thursday May 16th Primary Schools Sports Round 1 St Augustine’s 6pm

Saturday May 18th 123.ie Munster School Templemore 9.30

Thursday 30th May Primary Schools Western Final

Friday 31st May & Saturday June 1st 123.ie All Ireland Schools Championships Tullamore 

Upcoming Events