Senior News, 06 October 2019

GOLD FOR CIAN O RIORDAN AND SILVER FOR LUCY HOLMES-SENIOR MEN TAKE BRONZE TEAM .
The Waterford  county Senior cross-country championships were held in conjunction with the club’s 26th Annual open cross country event last Sunday week at St. Augustine’s College. West Waterford AC was represented with both a men’s and women’s team taking part in the senior race’s. The men’s race saw had a field of 26 Waterford county club runners taking part which was down on last years numbers and disappointing to see. Individual honors on the day belonging to Waterford AC’s David McGlynn an exhibition of good cross country racing when he not alone won the county championship race but he also was the overall open race winner of the James Hughes perpetual. Runner up in the county championships was Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC took silver this year the same position he was in last year’s race with bronze going to Noel Murphy also Waterford AC and again Noel took bronze in 2018 these two athletes lead Waterford AC to team gold from Ferrybank AC silver  and West Waterford AC took bronze with the team of Pat Hennessy, Damien Murphy and Gary Cantwell. In the junior men’s race Cian O’Riordan was in brilliant form when he claimed gold after a super display over the famed Friary grounds where he has put in many a mile in training.Well done to all our athletes who came along to participate and wear the club singlet on the day.Looking to the Ladies race which saw a field of 18 county athletes running again like the men’s slightly down on last years numbers.The individual gold went to Ruth Fitzgerald Waterford  AC a fine athlete who resides in Dublin and runs with her native city club she proved too strong for the rest and was a deserving winner, silver was won by her team mate at Waterford AC Emma Caulfield , the bronze was claimed by Ruth Heery also Waterford AC . The Junior women’s  race was won by Una O’Brien Waterford AC who finished just ahead of West Waterford’s Lucy Holmes this was a  great run by Lucy on the day and she is mixing it well now with the old athletes as she gets a tastes of junior and senior competition. Waterford  AC won the overall team gold and there second team took the silver with Ferrybank AC taking the bronze. thanks to our committee members who came along on the day to give a hand with the event and well done to all our club athlete’s who came along and ran in the championship.

WATERFORD SENIOR AND JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS.

SENIOR MEN

1st David Mc Glynn Waterford A.C.
2nd Andrew Connick Ferrybank A.C.
3rd Noel Murphy Waterford A.C.

SENIOR MENS TEAMS

1st Waterford A.C.
2nd Ferrybank A.C.
3rd West Waterford A.C.

JUNIOR MEN.

1st Cian O’Riordan West Waterford A.C
2nd Fergus O’Riordan Ferrybank A.C
3rd Mary Matteo Waterford A.C.

Junior men’s Teams

1st Waterford A.C.
2nd Ferrybank A.C.
 
SENIOR LADIES

1st Ruth Fitzgearld Waterford A.C.
2nd Emma Caulfield Waterford A.C.
3rd Ruth Heery Waterford A.C.

SENIOR LADIES TEAMS.

1st Waterford A.C.( team A )
2nd Ferrybank A.C.
3rd Waterford A.C. ( team B )

JUNIOR LADIES
 
1st Una O’ Brien Waterford A.C.
2nd Lucy O’ Brien West Waterford A.C.
3rd Emma Caulfield Waterford A.C.

JUNIOR LADIES TEAMS

1st Waterford A.C.
2nd Ferrybank A.C.
3rd Waterford A.C. ( team B )
 
COUNTY MASTERS CROSS COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SUNDAY .
The county masters cross country championships will be held on this coming Sunday October 13th at St. Augustine’s college with a 12 noon starting time. All club athletes eligible are asked to be at the venue on time. Please wear your club singlet as this is a championships race.
 
MUNSTER NOVICE AND UNDER 23 CROSS COUNTRY ENTRIES.

The first Munster Cross Country Championship race will be the Novice and U/ 23 which are being held on Sunday 20th October in Limerick race course. The club will be sending in the entries for same shortly, any member wishing to take part is asked to contact cross country coordinator’s James Veale 086 8184762 or Ann Dunford 086 0619711 A.S.A.P. No entries will be accepted on the day of race.
 
29th ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 .
ENTRIES OPEN ON NOVEMBER 1ST.

As and from November 1st entries will open for the 29th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 2nd 2019, with a start time of 1.30pm. West Waterford Athletic Club have announced details of the event which has established itself as a must run race on the Irish road running calendar with participants from all four corners of the country and beyond participating. The race has grown year on year and is a pre entry race which will close when 3,000 entries is reached. ( please note this race was full in a very short time last year ).West Waterford Athletic Club is delighted with the support it receives from its sponsors for this event, we are fortunate to have the support of AIB Bank, Garveys Super-Valu, Tipperary Water, Flahavan’s, Munster Signs and Print, Déise Design, along with many other local businesses and individuals who are all giving valuable support helping to make the day a great occasion for the town of Dungarvan. The race also incorporates the popular John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men’s and ladies teams which has proved to be hugely competitive. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in 2019. The John Treacy Dungarvan 10 brings together the ideal race combination of fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals who compete over a fast flat 10 mile course around the historic town of Dungarvan, we look forward to welcoming you to our town on February 3rd 2019. Don’t be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in as soon as entries open November 1st.Don’t be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in on November 1st.

All race details can be found at www.dungarvan10mile.org
 
26th ANNUAL FORDES DAYBREAK WINTER LEAGUE-ONCE OFF WINTER LEAGUE PAYMENT.
Once again this year we will have the same system of league payment which is optional whereby you could make a once off payment for the entire league, this went down extremely well with over half of the league runners using this system of payment in the past and in doing so saved themselves time and money. For club members you can pay 30 euro ( this includes the 5 euro once off number payment) and for non members you can pay a once off payment of 40 euro which also includes the 5 euro number payment charge. The league will run for 7 nights before Christmas finishing on December 18th. We will resume action on Wednesday January 8th and continue until February 6th. The various division positions are made during the Christmas break and will be displayed weekly on our return night in January. Remember rule number one, no bib no run! Rule number 2, no watches. Rule number 3 no head phones or any music devices. Final rule obey stewards at all times. We urge all those who came along to the Friary to the recent leagues held there to consider keeping up their fitness over the winter months, don’t undo the great start you have made to being a healthier you, after making such great strides at the leagues why not continue by taking part in the winter league, so come along and bring a friend, you’ll be glad you did .
 
28th ANNUAL MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES.
The popular Michael Roche Carpets series which is now “running ” for 28 years heads into yet another season as it will continue on the busy West Waterford AC calendar for the coming autumn and spring, a series which is in existence for the past 28 years and for all of those year’s we are indebted to Michael, Bridget Roche and family for their ongoing sponsorship and support of the club, especially with their sponsorship of this popular race series. The series will see a 5 race programme starting with the Brickey 5k on Sunday November 3rd ,the 2nd race will be the Paddy Joe Curran memorial Turkey Trot at the Marine on Sunday November 17th and then after the festive season we will continue the series with the Kiely Monumental Colligan cup on Sunday January 12th .Race 4 will be the Kilmacthomas 5 on Sunday 23rd February and finally the Deíse College Dungarvan 10k on Sunday March 08th. Runners will have to complete 4 of the 5 races in the series to figure among the tables and prizes come the final race of the series the Dungarvan 10k in March. The series events will then read in full.
 
Murray’s Pharmacy Brickey 5k.
 
Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup.
 
Clean Zone Technology Turkey Trot 5.
 
The O’Reilly Butchers  Kilmacthomas 5.
 
The Déise College Dungarvan 10k.
 
Once again West Waterford Athletic Club thank Michael, Bridget and family for their continued support to the club by sponsoring this series now in its 28th year. As always we urge or members to support all our sponsors when appropriate.
 
MURRAYS PHARMACY TO SPONSOR 26th ANNUAL BRICKEY 4 IN AID OF GLENBEG NATIONAL SCHOOL. 
Bushy Park GAA grounds is the venue for the 26th annual Brickey Run. Again this year we are delighted to announce that Murray’s Pharmacy Dungarvan are to continue on with their sponsorship of the race we sincerely thank Elizabeth and all at Murrays Pharmacy for this kind gesture. The proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to Glenbeg National School.  The race distance will be over a very flat fast 5k loop around the Brickey valley starting and finishing at Bushy Park GAA grounds. The race will get under way at 11 am with registration taking place from 10.15 onwards in the GAA clubhouse Bushy Park. The Martin Curran Cup will be awarded to the first man on the day and the Jim Lyons memorial shield will be awarded to the first lady. The prize-giving will take place in the club house immediately after the race and refreshments will also be provided for all the runners.
 
 JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 MILE 2020 TRAINING.
If this is your first time training for a 10 mile race, or are returning to training after a break, we have a new beginner 10 mile training group. Under the guidance of experienced coaches we will give you the support needed, including a training plan, to get to the start line. 
 
For more experienced athletes we now have a Run specific Strength and  Conditioning class solely for club members. This is an integral part of the training programme for the race and will aim to keep you strong and injury free. 
 
Both training groups were exceptionally popular last year and we look forward to training for the 2020 race.
 
Strength & Conditioning takes place in Scoil Mhuire, Abbeyside from 6.15-7.15 and the beginner training group meets at Eurospar from 6.30pm-7.30pm on Tuesday evenings. 
 
RUNNING QUOTE.
Coffee doesn’t do it for me; it’s running that gets me going.

Upcoming Events

Tue 19

Club Training Night

November 19 @ 6:30 pm
Tue 26

Club Training Night

November 26 @ 6:30 pm