On Saturday last for the first time the GloHealth Munster Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships were held at the RSC and in fine but breezy conditions it was a great success with hundreds of athletes from schools all over the province competing. Many people from the athletic clubs in the county were involved in the running of the event that went on from 10 am until 5.40 pm. A number of records were set and athletes from Waterford schools set two and in addition won many titles.The record breakers were Yuri Kanass St Augustine's in the senior pole vault with 4.25 metres beating last year's record of 4.21, Órlaith O'Brien Yeats College in the senior javelin with a fine throw of 43.19 metres the old record of 41.16 was set in 1983. Other winners from Waterford schools were Senior; EoghanFlynn Dungarvan CBS javelin and discus, Dion Ryan Waterpark, high jump ,Anne Corcoran Ursuline 400 m, Chloe Fennell St Augustines 1500 m s/chase,,Diarmuid Clancy Mean Scoil San Nioclas 400 m hurdles. Intermediate; Shane Monagle Árd Scoil na Mara Tramore 80 m hurdles, Órla O'Connor Waterpark 2000 m walk,Junior ;Jake Bagge Árd Scoil na Mara 1500 m,Emily O'Mahony St Augustines triple jump, Diarmuid Harty do pole vault The following were second in their events,Senior; Denise O'Connor Árd Scoil na Mara long jump and 400 m hurdles,Kathleen Heery Waterpark discus and shot putt, Cormac McCann De La Salle 100 m,Sean Curran CBS Dungarvan 1500 m,Barry Keane St Declan's Kilmacthomas 5000 m,Cian O'Brien Pobal Scoil na Trionoide,Youghal high jump and triple jump,Josh Rockett Colaiste Cathal Naofa discus, Intermediate; Katie Murphy AbbeyCC 100 and 200 m,Anna O'Connor Waterpark 2000 m walk, Eoin Kenny De La Salle javelin, Evan Keane St Declan's 1500 m, Aaron Donnelly Abbey CC 1500 m steeplechase, Craig Cloono St Augustine's pole vault, James Murphy Árd Scoil na Mara long jump Junior; Luke Brennan St Declan's 800 m, Ryan Mc GrathSt,Augustine's pole vault, Cormac Farrell De La Salle hammer,,Luke Power CBS Dungarvan, discus,Lucy Holmes Árd Scoil na n Deise 800 m, Kylie Heinen St Declan's high jump, Emily O'Mahony St Augustine's long jump,James Murphy Ard Scoil na Mara triple jump, Sarah Jacob Ursuline shot putt, Emily Myers Waterpark hammer, and third placings in Senior to Dion Ryan Waterpark long jump, TadgBrennan De La Salle 1500 m, Cormac Mc Cann do 200 m, Ann Corcoran Ursuline Shot putt,Intermediate; Lorna Monaghan Waterpark triple jump, Emma Caulfield Ursuline 2000 m walk, Sarah Jacob do discus,Junior; Garvan Blair Waterpark high jump,Seamie Linehan St Augustine's pole vault, Shane Cawley Árd Scoil na Mara shot putt,, Cathal Scanlon St Declan's javelin, James Hahesy St Augustine's 2000 m walk,Kate Hickey Ard Scoil na n Deise 800 m,Tess O'Hara St Augustine's pole vault,Claire Caulfield Ursuline 1500 m walk.Alannah Kelly St Augustine's pole vault Full Results with all participating schools and also on Munster Schools Athletics website
Good run by Ben Kiely
Competing in the French league at a meeting in France last Sunday Ben Keily Ferrybank was third in a 400 metres hurdle race in 52,90. Both Niall Tuohy and Niamh Whelan are expected to run in Oordegem in Belgium this week end.
150 competed in the 21 st Annual An Tobar 5 miles road race in Ardmore last Friday evening and Brian Murphy Ck on Suir very much the man in form at the moment was first home in 26 minutes,Trevor Power Waterford was second in 26.58 and Kevin Kenneally West Waterford was third in 28.13. The ladies race was won by Jacqui Carthy Kilmore just one second in front of Órna Murray Ferrybank timed at 29.19 and Sylvia Malone Waterford was third in 30.23 It was Race 4 of the Ger Wyley Sports Skins Series
On Sunday next at Morton Stadium in Santry in Dublin the AAI Games will see many of Ireland's top athletes competing and its also day 2 of the National Combined Events fpr senior,junior,youths and Master's,these events begin on Saturday in Santry
Munster Juvenile this week end
Ennis is the venue on Saturday and Sunday next for the Munster under 12 and 13 Track and Field Championships as well as the Munster under 9 to 11 team Games Lots of athletes from Waterford clubs will participate.The first event both days starts at 11 am and full timetable on Munster Athletics Website
Annual Touraneena 5 km on Friday
The 21 st Annual Touraneena 5 Km road race the 5th race of the Ger Wyley Sports Skins Series starts at 8 pm in the village of Touraneena just off the main Dungarvan to Clonmel Road on Friday next may 27 th and there will also be a walk both organised by the National School Parents Committee.Entries taken at the Community Centre in Touranneena from 7 pm run open to all over 16 years. On Friday week June 5 th at 7.30 pm the third race in the Outfield Sports Series will be the Deadman's 5 miles in Carrick on Suir
Late David Veale
The death took place last week of David Veale Dunhill .Deceased competed for Dunhill in cross country in the early nineteen forties and was on a number of teams that won the CountyCross Country team title,he also won individual medals and he followed the sport all his life ,All in Waterford Athletics send their sympathy to the Veale family.