Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC ran a fine race in the All Ireland Senior Inter Club Cross Country Championships in Santry Demesne,Dublin on Sunday last finishing 10 th overall in a huge field,the race was wonfor the third successive year by Mick Clohessy Raheny in 31 minutes 11 seconds ,Connick was timed in 32.18, Shane Quinn was due to run but withdrew due to injury.Waterford AC finished 15 th of the 20 club teams the team being Frank Quinlan,Bryan Swaby ,Trevor Power and Ian O'Byrne, Órla Queally Ferrybank was 19 th in the junior championship.At juvenile level the best individual placing went to Aoife Hamilton West Waterford who was 11 th under 18 and West Waterford were third club team and Waterford third county team the scorers being Hamilton,Darina Shanley,Hannah Power, Caoimhe Dwyer all West Waterford and Niamh Casey and Krista Meade Ferrybank ,West Waterford were alsofourth club team in the girls under 12 Other very respectableindividual placings in very big fields were, Oisin O'Riordan West Waterford 20 th u 14, Una O'Brien Tramore 23 rd u 14 Jake Bagge Ferrybank 25 th under 16, Lucy Holmes West Waterford also 25 th under 14 Jake Bagge u 16, Oisin O'Riordan u14 and Aoife Hamilton and Darina Shanley u 18 were all scoring members of Munster teams that finished second in the inter provincial team sections
.Munster Cross Country in Co Tipperary
The Munster B Juvenile and Master's Cross Country Championships wil lbe in Cappawhite Co Tipperary on Sunday next and the first event is at 11.30 am. For Juveniles the age groups are under 9,11,13,15,17 and 19 while the masters has many age groups and Waterford athletes will be competing in many of the races.
Saturday 5 th Waterford AC Half Marathon WIT Sports Campus 10 amstart, Sunday 6 th All Ireland Novice and Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships Abbeyside 11.30 am, Saturday 12 th Schools International Indoor Combined Events Glasgow,Sunday 13 th EuropeanCross Country Championships,Hyeres, France, 5 miles Turkey Trot near Marine Bar outside Dungarvan 12 noon.Sunday 27 th Baldy Man 5 miles Tramore 11 am. The winter league continues each Thursday from the RSC at 7 pm,be there in good time and with clear reflective clothing
.Waterford Half Marathon
Entries for Waterford Half Marathon on Saturday week December 5 tclosed last week end with 2000 entries..It will be a big week end inWaterford athletics circles with the Half Marathon in the city onSaturday morning and the All Ireland Cross Country fixture inAbbeyside on the Sunday December 6 th.
The GloHealth National Athletics Awards are on this Wednesday 25th fNovember in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry and it promises to be another engaging afternoon celebrating the many major achievements of Irish athletes from the past year.The event crowns the many successes of our leading athlete but also recognizes the work of the core volunteer base and clubs system which is the bedrock of the association. Mark English(UCD AC)was named as the Athlete of the Year last year for his bronze medal over 800m at the European championships in Zurich in 2014. The UCD athlete will be in contention once more for his silver medal over 800m at the European Indoors in Prague but will face stiff competition from Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) who won the World University Games 400m hurdles title in South Korea and Robert Heffernan who finished fifth at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.Two-time world indoor champion Frank O'Mara from Limerick is to be honoured with the Hall of Fame award at the Awards, he was an outstanding middle distance runner