Senior News,June 02 2024








Now in its 30th year this very popular race will once again be held over the same course along the fabulous Dromana Drive from Villerstown to Cappoquin as it has for the past 30 years. This course was made famous well before us using it as the route that one John Treacy used on his daily training runs to and from his school St Ann’s Cappoquin. To celebrate our 30th year along with our sponsors Dungarvan Leader we are offering each finisher a once of celebratory Nike Dry fit Tee Shirt.  We have been so lucky over the past 30 years to have a super sponsor of the race in the Dungarvan Leader newspaper who will continue their sponsorship again this year, our sincere thanks to Billy John and all at Dungarvan Leader for their on-going involvement with our club and this race. The race takes place on Friday June 7th at 7.30 PM. The winning athlete receives the Michael C. Nagle Memorial Trophy and again our thanks to Colm and the Nagle family for their continued support of this race. Our local race organisers of this event have been Trevor and the Mason family Cappoquin and some years ago they presented a beautiful perpetual cup which is presented to the first Lady home each year. This year’s race will be a poignant one for the Mason family after the untimely passing of Ger and Eily in the last few months, however we know and the family know that both would have wanted the show to go on and this we will do in their memory. Entries will be online, please see Facebook page for entry link or click into race master for your online entry. This is a great course and a great race. Entry fee 15 Euro registration. Race entry on the night will be 20 euro.Race open to all over 16 years of age on race day.Prizes-1st 5 men and women and 1st two men’s and 1st two  ladies team of 3 outside ind prize winners plus. Please note for team prizes at Dromana 5 that only current 2024 paid up members will be eligible to score on west Waterford AC club teams.


Get your entry in asap online at 15 euro




Course record:

Pauline Lambe 29.20 (2010)

John Treacy 23.49 (1999)









Please note those taking the bus to the race start in Villierstown from Cappoquin , the bus will be leaving from the GAA pitch are at 6.15 sharp. Race start at 7.30 pm.














You can register online for the Dromana 5 now at the link below for 15 euro .Race night entry 20 euro.






The Dromana 5 will have a cash bonus for the top contenders if the first Male and Female run a time under the target times which are Men 24.50 and Ladies 28.50,the bonus of 100 euro will be paid out if either of these times are broken on the night. The usual spot prizes will also be given out at the presentation to the winners which this year will be held at the Cappoquin Parochial Hall, Mill St, across the road from the finish line and refreshments will be provided for the runners.












We thank the Mason family Cappoquin who have for many years been huge supporters of the Dromana race. From the onset we must again sympathise with the family on what has been a very difficult year ,but Trevor, Mark and Jillian and extended family are determined that the race will continue as before, as this is what Ger and Eily who were so involved would want to see. So 10 years on from its introduced the Mason Family perpetual cup will be awarded to the first lady finisher of the race again this year, complementing the Michael C. Nagle trophy which is awarded to the race winner each year. We thank the Mason Family for their on-going commitment and support of athletics in the area despite what has been a most difficult year for the family.


2011 Corinna Walsh  West Waterford AC 30.40

2012 Angela McCann  Clonmel AC 30.12

2013 Nollaig O’Neill  Leevale AC 30.44

2014 Martina O’Dwyer Carrick On Suir AC 30.55

2015 Corinna Walsh West Waterford AC 31.43

2016 Mary Molloy Carrick On Suir AC 34.41

2017 Maeve Fenton Doonen A.C. 32.37

2018 Julie Kenneally Youghal AC 34.39

2019 Madeline Loughnane Thurles Crokes AC

2020 Covid

2021 Covid

2022 Roisín Mc Laughlin Grange Fermoy AC

2023 Kealy Tideswell Clonmel AC




122 competed in the final race of the Outfield Sports Series the  O’Neills Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial Road Race 5 miles Road Race in Portlaw on  Friday evening.organised by Carrick on Suir Road Runners. First home in 26 minutes .02 seconds was Pat Fitzgerald Waterford AC ,second was Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC in 26.12 and third was Craig O’Brien Ferrybank AC in 27.12. First lady was Kealey Tideswell Clonmel AC in 28.25 ,2nd was Kate Veale West Waterford AC in 29.38 and finishing 14th overall and third was Angela McCann Clonmel AC in 31.23.In the Junior men’s race Naoise Mac Murchadha had a great run finishing 6th overall in a time of 27.55. Well done to all who made the journey to support this race.


Naoise Mac Murchadha 27.55

Kate Veale 29.38

Gearoid Coffey 30.09

Eoin Walsh 31.24

Niall Barry 31.27

Jimmy Connors 33.18

Grainne Moore 33.30

Joe Kelly 33.31

Tom Hogan 33.47

Elaine Langley 34.05

Gary Hurney 34.14

John Brunnock 34.52

Liam Clince 35.47

Tony O’Mahony 35.48

Sandra Moore 38.23

Brigid Coffey 40.25

Johnny Burkin 40.52

Caroline Russell 42.12

Onra Power 42.39

Eamon Currran 46.22

Pascal Proctor 48.50

Brain Healy 50.05

Pauline Drohan 57.38

















The annual Cork city marathon/half /10k and relay were held last Sunday morning and large fields competed in all events. The marathon saw a field of 1856 finish the course and the overall marathon winner was Pawel Kosek in a time of 2.23.54, he also won last year’s event in a time of 2.28.24 with the lady winner in a time of 2.56.23 was Aoife Cooke Eagle AC .In the half marathon again big field of 3.499 competed over the distance and William Maunsell Clonmel AC won in a time of  1.08.33 and Niamh Moore Leevale AC won the Ladies race with a time of  1.21.21.The 10k was won by Michael Wojcik in a time of 31.22 and the Ladies was won by Niamh O’Mahony An Riocht AC in 25.25. The club had a big attendance at the event many taking on the various distances for the first time and all came through with flying colours. Mick Cocannon and Helen Keating ran the full 4.39.02 this was micks 2nd marathon in 24 hours a she ran Tullaroan the day before and Helen matched him all the way in Cork as well.In the half John Coffey ran a time of 1.26 to lead the club home with Louise Hynds in 1.51 the first Lady finisher. Aidan Connell had a flying run in the 10k with a time of 33.42 with Fiona Connell our first Lady home in 49.06.Super well done to all finishers.






Mick Concannon 4.39.02

Helen Keating 4.39.03




John Coffey 1.26.50

Martin Holmes 1.37.45

Louise Hynds 1.51.31

Bryan Hllissey 1.56.49

Colin Crotty 1.58.34

David Donnelly 1.59.38

Kieran Daly 2.01.23

Ornaith Keane 2.12.23

Diane Bennett 2.12.20

Jacqui Murray 2.13.51

Derval Duhig 2.13.51

Carol Pope 2.16.30

John Leonard 2.18.44

Aoife Bradley 2.26.34

Elaine Hamblen 2.13.44

Orna Breathnach 2.50.32





Aidan Connell 33.42

Paul Murray 48.22

Fiona Connell 49.06

Onra Power 55.31

Martina Beechinor 55.51

Lisa Collins 58.58

Margaret O’Connell 59.24

Rosie Mansfield 59.24

Grainne O’Brien 59.24

David Reynolds 68.08


Please note all results above are the West Waterford AC club listed finishers on results page.



The Slievenamon mountain race was held recently, organised by the IMRA the event was the Munster Championship also, it was a difficult day at the Tipperary venue with plenty of thundery showers the order of the day. The race covered a challenging 8km distance with plenty of challenging uphill sections to contend with. Having won the Ardmore 5 on the Friday evening Clonmel’s Kealy Tideswell was first lady home on Sunday also in a time of 46.19 with Dee Collins 2nd in 50.21 and showing she can run just as well on the hills as well as on the flat Angela Tobin took 3rd place 52.02 and Linda Foley was 7th recording a time of 70.47. Well done to Angela and Linda.




The 9th annual Tullaroan Co.Kilkenny Ultra, Full, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k event was held to day Saturday in glorious weather and the turnout was good over the various distances. Not for the faint hearted the ultra-full and half marathons are on quite an undulating course. In the ultra-race Paddy Brunnock had an excellent run when he finished 4th recording a time of 6.29.56.In the full marathon we had another 4th place when  Stephanie Ilsley ran a time of 3.44.48 and Mick Concannon a regular at this event also ran a time of 3.56.10 for 10th place,Terri Gough ran the full as well recording a time of 6.47.16.Turning to the half marathon Patrycja Daly also took to the hills of Tullaroan and ran a time of 2.09.28, very well done to all.




West Waterford athletic club extend sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Johnny Ryan Lemybrien and Thomas McCarthy Ballymacarbry,who passed to their eternal reward recently, may they rest in peace.



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