Juvenile News December 11 2023

Curtain Comes down on another Successful Winter League Sponsored by Intersport Elverys

There was great excitement in the Friary Gym as our athletes and parents gathered for the presentation of prizes for Tony’s League. The league was run over 7 weeks. Everyone was trying to improve their time every week but on week 3 a team competition was introduced and with very evenly matched teams it was all about points scored for your team. The final night was to be a reverse run where those with slower times went off first and the fastest last with prizes for the first two across the line. Unfortunately the weather conditions were such that for the first time ever we had to cancel the last night of the League and go straight to the hall for the presentation.

Well done to all our athletes taking part over the seven weeks and to Lola who keeps track of all the times and works with Tony to create the teams and figure out all the prize winners. Thanks also to the committee members and parents who helped out each Wed and to Ger Wyley who coordinates the sponsorship with Intersport Elverys.

Fergus Donnolly’s team were very consistent throughout the league and led from week 1 to take the team honours. They were presented with the Powersfield Cup kindly donated for the event by Eunice Power. Isabelle Gaffney’s team were second with Peter Ahern’s team in third place. There were also some very good individual performances and this was rewarded in the individual prize section.

In the Gym we were joined by Barbara Harvey from Intersport Elvery’s for the presentation of the prizes.  We also presented two Munster bronze medals to Colm O’Muiri and Ethain Ní Mhurchadha. Colm was a scoring member of the Waterford boys team under 11 and Ethain was a scoring member of the Waterford  girls team under 9 both of which were third in the Munster Championships held recently in Riverstick. Then it was time for chocolate Santas for everyone and a well earned rest for our younger athletes who we will see again in March. We wish all our athletes and their families a happy and peaceful Christmas


Full Results 2022

1st Team : Fergus Donnolly (Captain) Tiernan Hogan, Isobel Daly, Ellie Mai Doherty, Nathan Butler, Saoirse Kinsella, Billy O’Riordan, Fiadh Hamlin

2nd Team: Isabelle Gaffney (Captain), Kevin Russell, Amy Cosgrave, Katie Mai Daly,  Natalie Barry, Andy Zakis, Jamie Kiely, Ethain Ní Mhurchadha

3rd Team: Peter Ahern (Captain) Lauren Cliffe, Eoghan Kenny, Suin Cunningham, Siobhan Hickey, Alicia Radley, Tomás Higgins, Indie McDonald

Individual Prizes

Fastest Boy: Noah Commins

Fastest Girl: Fia de Paor

Fastest Boy under 12: Lope de Arco Calvo

Fastest Girl under 12: Leah Kiely,

Fastest Boy on small lap: Tello de Arco Calvo

Fastest Girl on small lap: Sinead Houlihan

Most improved since 2022: David Dempsey and Seb Byrne

Most consistent over the 6weeks on big lap: Mark McLoughlin

Most consistent over the 6weeks on short lap: David Kiely

Best Newcomer: Darren Doherty

1st and 2nd drawn on the night Mollie Breathnach, Eabha Hickey

Our sincere thanks to the Augustinian community for the use of their grounds for our training and the running of the league and to St Augustine’s College for the use of the Gym for the presentation of the prizes.

Annual General Meeting Tues Dec 12th

All parents and guardians of our young athletes are invited to attend the AGM of the juvenile committee which will take place on Tues Dec 12th @8pm.

Walking Grand Prix Dublin Dec 17th

In conjunction with the National Senior walking Championships in St Anne’s Park Raheny a full programme of juvenile events will be held. Doireann, Eabha and Aisling Hickey will compete for West Waterford in distance from 1000m to 5000m. We wish them all the best of luck in their events.


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