Senior News,JuLY 07 2024




With a few elements going against having a race last Friday evening we managed to go ahead last Friday, firstly we had road repairs at our start and finish line and of course a very wet miserable night also, none the less with the hard work of our committee we overcame all obstacles and the race went ahead as advertised all be it at a new start line and finish line being used for this year.The rain either didn’t deter the great numbers who ran the 5th race in the clubs summer programme the 40th annual Deíse College sponsored Dungarvan 10k  which saw a field off 153 competing on the night.The race was got under way at 7.30 from near the industrial estate, however with on-going road works around the area  the course used was measured by Joan counter and was officially ratified as the proper distance, our thanks to Tom and Gerry here for sorting out the new course arrangement.Our thanks to all those runners who came along and supported this race again as its you the runners who come along each and every time we hold an event that keep’s the local road running scene alive and well, especially this particular race as next year it enters its 40th year. Once again the race this year was kindly sponsored by club member Alan and Caroline Ryan of Déise College, Dungarvan and we sincerely thank them for their on-going sponsorship of the event, we also thank Alan  for being available on the evening to present the winner’s with their prizes.Our thanks to all our club staff on duty on the day to  Jamie Mills and John McGrath for the huge amount of work on this particular race with road management.We needed a large amount of stewards for this particular race and as always our faithful were called upon and helped out in great numbers.Our thanks also go to those who looked after the teas it was very welcome by all the runners at the club house after the race a job well done .Thanks go to our admin team of Ann Dunford, Tom Leahy, Ray Burke, Declan O’Callaghan, Breda Cantwell, Sirley Flynn  who looked after the entries and results and finish line and Ann Dunford who once again looked after all the prizes. Thanks to our friends at Dungarvan GAA club especially the help from Tony Ryan for the use of their Club house for the event, thanks to those who did the cleaning up after. Finally thanks again to our valued sponsor Alan, Caroline and family at Déise College, Shandon, Dungarvan.Final race in our summer programme will be the 6th annual Old Head Financial sponsored Ballinameela 5 on Friday 19th July at 7.30pm.








Two Wes Waterford AC team mates had a battle royal last Friday evening as they went toe to toe over 10 kilometres of road. Aidan Connell and Conor Hennebry broke clear from a group of 5 early on and after shared the lead through the 10km race coming into the final 200 meters they were still locked together with neither able to break clear of the other and only in a sprint finish were they separated when Aidan managed to edge out Conor clocking a winning time of 34.26 and Conor only 5 seconds adrift in 34.31, a great fair and square battle between these two as it came down to may the best man win on the night and that’s how it played out, even a big personal best time over the distance for Conor didn’t give him  victory but his day is coming shortly such is his improvement this year but to Aidan a step forward in the right direction to take his first road race victory in one of our club events, well done to both lads. Conor Cavanagh Waterford A.C. 34.43 was 3rd after he broke away rom Riavis Zakis crossing the finish line just 4 seconds ahead of the West Waterford AC man.Turning to the masters where the 0/40 category victory went to Raivis Zakis West Waterford A.C. 34.47,taking the over 45 category was John Hodge West Waterford A.C. 36.33,the  0/50 winner was Eugene O’Keeffe Carrick On Suir A.C. 37.29 and the over 60 prizes was claimed by Ray Hahesy West Waterford A.C. 40.58,the Junior mens prize was won by youngster Jude Buckley Youghal A.C. 40.56 All excellent category winning times recorded there.  West Waterford AC won the team prize with a score of 33 points Martin Holmes 10th James Whelan 11th Eoin Walsh 12th




Mens Results


1 Aidan Connell West Waterford A.C. 34.26

2 Conor Hennebry West Waterford A.C. 34.31

3 Conor Cavanagh Waterford A.C. 34.43

M 40 Raivis Zakis West Waterford A.C. 34.47

M 45 John Hodge West Waterford A.C. 36.33

M 50 Eugene O’Keeffe Carrick On Suir A.C. 37.29

M 60 Ray Hahesy West Waterford A.C. 40.58

M JN Jude Buckley Youghal A.C. 40.56


1 West Waterford A.C.

Martin Holmes 10

James Whelan 11

Eoin Walsh 12

Total Points 33





Not a new face among us last Friday evening for the Ladies race Lauren Dermody Castlecomer AC had ran the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 in 2023 where she ran a time of 1 hour 40 seconds to finish 4th lady but missed this year’s race through an injury , however she returned to these parts for Friday evenings race and from the gun made her intention know to the field that she wasn’t hanging around for anyone and raced hard over the 10k course coming home 6th overall in the race in a time of 36.42 excellent running on this course. Emphatic winner of most of our road races is Kealy Tideswell Clonmel AC who chased our leader hard Friday evening and was closing toward the end of the race but had that little too much to do to draw back in the Kilkenny Woman so had on this occasion and it’s don’t happen often settle for the runners up spot she ran a time of 36.53. Grainne Brennan Carrick On Suir A.C. in a time of 40.36 filled the 3rd place finish, The over 35 section went to Angela Tobin West Waterford AC in 40.58.The over 40 category went to Nicola Moroney West Waterford AC   46.48. Elaine Horgan Clonmel AC 41.30 won the over 45’s.And Diane Behan Waterford A.C. 42.50 won the over 50 category, and our  Junior was young Clodagh Stapleton West Waterford A.C. 47.46 and .West Waterford AC Ladies just like the men won the Ladies team award with the scoring team winning on 29 points. Grainne Moore 7th Linda Foley 9th Fiona Connell 13th





1 Lauren Dermody Castlecomer A.C. 36.42

2 Kealy Tideswell Clonmel A.C. 36.53

3 Grainne Brennan Carrick On Suir A.C. 40.36

F 35 Angela Tobin West Waterford A.C. 40.58

F 40 Nicola Moroney West Waterford A.C. 46.48

F 45 Elaine Horgan Clonmel A.C. 41.30

F 50 Diane Behan Waterford A.C. 42.50

F JN Clodagh Stapleton West Waterford A.C. 47.46



1ST West Waterford A.C.


Grainne Moore 7

Linda Foley 9

Fiona Connell 13

Total Points 29







The final race in our club summer programme of road races will be the Ballinameela 5k road race and Fun Run which will be held on Friday July 19th at 7.30 pm. The big news with this year’s race is the introduction of a new sponsor and we are delighted to be working with Old Head Financial as our race sponsor for this event. Our sincere thanks to the company’s senior manager Marissa Tobin and all the staff of Old Head Financial for coming on board as the main race sponsor, old head financial are a relatively new company started up in 2020 and is headed up by Marissa who is a Qualified Financial Adviser and a Retirement Planning Adviser,  Old Head Financial is a multi-disciplinary financial planning & wealth management firm based in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. They handle pension, protection, life assurance, investment and mortgage matters for clients of all ages – whether you are just starting out in your financial journey, ready to draw down your pension, or anywhere in between, Old Head Financial can provide you with the guidance you require and with access to the financial products you need.  They are a trading partner of Hayes & Hayes Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers – should you also require expertise from a tax perspective, your financial planning and tax advisory needs can all be catered for seamlessly.

Contact us today; Tel: 058 43228 E:

Registration online for the race is set at 10 with number collection at Community hall from 6.15 pm. entry fee on the night will be 15 euro. This course is as flat as you could imagine and one which will throw up many 5k PB’s. Showers and Changing Facilities and of course the important refreshments will be available at the centre afterwards.







On 31ST August  at 9 am West Waterford Athletic Club will host our 8th annual Waterford Greenway Half Marathon.  Once again we are delighted to have local company Eurofins as our title sponsor for this unique event and we thank them for their commitment to this race and to our club. The race will be limited to 750 entries with the entry fee set at 40 euro, entries are available on from July 4th.Entry fee includes a specially commissioned Greenway Medal and Dri fit T-shirt !







The prizes for this race will be as follows.

1st 5 Men and Women


1st and 2ndO/35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60,65

1st Junior



1st and 2nd O/40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70

1st Junior

We will also have 2 Men’s and 2 Ladies team prizes with first 3 finishing positions to score (Outside of prize winners).

Spot prizes will be randomly distributed to runners down the field at the finish line.

Note: Cash prizes will be given to the Men’s and Ladies winners and all category prizes will be vouchers.





Each year for the Eurofins Waterford Greenway half marathon we partner up with a charity that will benefit from the donated monies by the runners taking part in the event. This year we are delighted to announce our charity partners for the event will be “Rapid Response Vehicle West Waterford”, As all our supporters know we try to raise awareness for important causes and charities with our events and this year the chosen charity we are supporting is  Rapid Response Vehicle. Based in Dungarvan, Rapid Response Vehicle West Waterford aims to enhance emergency medical services in the region, ensuring advanced A+E emergency pre-hospital care is swiftly delivered throughout a very large mostly rural 100 square mile area.It is their goal to raise sufficient funding to procure and operate a state-of-the-art emergency vehicle with advanced medical facilities. This Rapid Response Vehicle for West Waterford will have the capacity to bring the A+E to the scene of a critical emergency with cutting-edge equipment to facilitate effective medical intervention. All carried out by a volunteer doctor and paramedics, skilled in emergency medicine .As always we ask your support for this worthy cause that will be a vital asset to the community. We never know the day or the hour that we might need this service so hopefully we can raise as much funds as possible to do our bit for this voluntary organisation who not might but will save lives in our community. For further race information please log on to club web site and follow the link on home page for GREENWAY all race information and entry link is available here. Please note this event is expected to sell out fast.




The 30th Rás na Rinne will be held on Friday 26th July at 7.30 pm.A great unique route that starts at the Barracks cross, An Rinn, heading downhill to An Coinigéar strand. Participants then head out to the tip of the Coinigéar beach, running on the sand side and returning on the grass side, finishing back at the Barracks cross. A beautiful scenic run in West Waterford that has something for everyone.Race numbers will be available for collection from Halla Pobail na Rinne between 6.15pm and 7.15pm on the evening of the race.Hand carved Criostal na Rinne perpetual trophy (‘Corn Ui Dhroma’) for the overall winner. Prizes for individual and category winners.A 42krunning t-shirt for all who register and complete the route. Supported by West Waterford Athletics Club .RACE ENTRY EVENTMASTER.IE 15 EURO




The 4th annual Mooreabbey Milers 10 mile road race as held last  Sunday in Co Limerick and 101 competed on the day . Overall race winner was Barry Twohig St.Finbarrs AC 54.07 with the club doing the double as the ladies winner was Irene Eighan St.Finbarrs AC in 67.11.The club had one who made the trip when Joe Gough was an easy winner of the over 70 category in a time of 67.58 for 19th place overall.Well done to Joe.



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