2450 completed the John Treacy10 miles Classic road race in Dungarvan on Sunday last and it was won for the second time by Seán Hehir Rathfarnham in 50.15- he also won it in 2012, Tim O'Donoghue East Cork was second in 52.44 and Alan O'Shea Bantry was third in 54.09 ,first Waterford athlete home was Frank Quinlan Waterford AC in 4 th place overal in lFirst lady home was the pre race favourite Sanchez Raheny Clonliffe Hrs ,Siobháhn O'Doherty Borrisokane was second in and Jane Anne Meehan Athenry was third in 59.33 Athletes rom this area to win category prizes were as follows Men 0 60 1 st Joe Gough West Waterford, 040 2 nd PJ Scollard Waterford, 055 2nd Gerry Cantwell West Waterford Women O40 1st Adele Walsh St Senan's
All Ireland medals won
The Glo Health All Ireland junior and under 23 indoor championships were held in Athlone on Sunday last and a small number of athletes from Waterford AC and Ferrybank AC competed. Waterford AC had three medal winners at junior level and Ferrybank one at under 23. For Waterford AC Órla O'Connpr was a close second in the 3000 metres walk in 14 minutes 59.30 seconds ,the winner clocked 14.56.70 and Grace Furlong was also not too far behind the winner in the triple jump with 10.79 metres it was won in 10.92. The third medal winner for Waterford AC was Dion Ryan who was third in the high jump with 1.80 metres the winner cleared 1.90 . For Ferrybank Sorcha Murphy was third in the high jump under 23 clearing 1.63 metres and again not far away from the winner whose mark was 1.66.
Scottish medal for Shane
On Saturday last the Scottish under age indoor Championships were held in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow and Shane Monagle from Tramore competed there and he did very well. He was in the 60 metres hurdles where he won his heat in 8.61 seconds and then in the final improved on that time with 8.44 to finish a very close second,the race was won by Alastair Chalmers from Guernsey in 8.26.
East Munster Schools Cross Country
In miserable conditions on Thursday last the East Munster Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships were held in WIT Sports Campus Carriganore and athletes from Waterford schools dominated. They won five of the eight individual titles and all five winners were very impressive and decisive. Three boys won and these were David Mc Glynn De La Salle senior, Aaron Donnelly Abbey CC interermediate and Jake Bagge Árd Scoil na Mara Tramore junior. in the girls section the two winners were Lucy Holmes Árd Scoil na n Déise Dungarvan in the junior and Una O'Brien Waterpark minor. Second placings in the boys went to Barry Keane St Declan's Kilmacthomas senior, Michael Troy St Augustine's,junior, Oisin O'Riordan Dungarvan CBS minor. Girls to finish second were Kate Mc Grath Árd Scoil na n Déise senior,Emily Goff Ursuline intermediate, Tara Ramasawmy Presentation junior,Mary Kate Prendergast Ard Scoil na n Déise minor and third placings went to Tadg Brennan De La Salle senior, Hugo Blair Waterpark intermediate Conor Mullany Blackwater CC junior and girls Kate Hickey Ard Scoil na n Déise junior, Heather O'Connor Árd Scoil na Mara minor, six team titles were also won three by St Augustine's and one each by De La Salle, Árd Scoil na n Déise and Ursuline
Fixtures on Sunday next
The AAI Indoor Games are scheduled for Athlone on Sunday next and a few athletes from Waterford will be in action ,first event at 11 am.Enniskeane in West Cork is the venue again on Sunday next for the Munster Intermediate and junior cross country championships as well as the juvenile inter county relays the days competition gets under way at 11.30 am. Waterford teams compete in the juvenile relays On Saturday the Munster Athletic Convention is in the Blarney Golf Resort Hotel in County Cork at 12 noon.Looking further ahead in February the Munster Secondary Schools X Country Championships are at Cork IT at 12 noon on Thursday the 11 th, on Friday the 12 th the Irish University Indoor Championships are in Athlone at 10.15 am and on Saturday 13 th a Sunday 14 th the Munster under 9 to 12 indoor championships are in Nenagh at 10.30 am and on Sunday 14th the National Inter County Senior and Junior X Country Championships in Tuam at 12 noon..
Anne Valley 5 on Saturday
The 10 th Annual Anne Valley 5 miles road race is on Saturday next starting at 12 noon in Dunhilll with the proceeds going to the Jack and Jill Foundation.Just before the main race an under 14 run over a short distance will be held There will also be a walk at 10 am Entries for both will be taken in Dunhill
Other local Road Races in February
Saturday 13 th Mt Juliet Half Marathon,10 km and 2 km at 11 am, Sunday 14th Annual Bausch and Lamb 5 miles 11 am Kilmacthomas. Sunday 21 st 34 th Annual Dungarvan Colleges 10 km, 11 am Dungarvan.
The death took place unexpectedly last week of Pierce ( Piery ) Cummins Knockhouse,Woodstown he was 86. The late Piery was a fine cross country runner with Dunhill AC in the nineteen fifties when Dunhill dominated the cross country scene in Waterford. He won the county senior cross country title in Dunhill on February 2 nd 1958 beating his club mate Mick White into second place with Sean Mathews Waterford AC third. He also won team titles during that period with Dunhill as did his brother Tony and late brother Johnny. All in Waterford athletic circles send their sympathy to his brother Tony, sisters Nancy and Julia and extended family,may the sod rest lightly on him.