At the AAI Senior Games in Santry on Sunday last athletes from Ferrybank AC had four wins. Cara Kennedy won the hammer with a throw of 57.16 metres,Sorcha Murphy the high jump with 1.60 metres,Paul Murphy the 400 metres in 49.58 and Ben Kiely the 400 metes hurdles in 53.49 and Aisling Quinn was third in the 1500 metres in 4.39.Also in Santry over two days the National Combined Events were held and Anne Corcoran Ferrybnk AC finished third in the under 18 section she set three personal bests in the hurdles,shot putt and 800 metres and led after five events on Saturday and was well in contention on Sunday until a problem with her javelin throws. Paschal Halley Waterford AC won the over 45 title
At a meeting in Oordegem in Belgium on Saturday last three athletes from Ferrybank competed. Niamh Whelan was 4 th in her 100 metres in 11.78 seconds and was the fastest of the Irish runners competing,she was 7 th in the 200 metres in 24.16 and then was on the Irish relay team that won the 4 x100 m in 45.03. In the 800 metres NiallTuohy was 6 th in 1 minute 50.34 seconds,the race was won in 1.48.84.On the Irish junior relay team that finished third in 45.54 was Phoebe Murphy.
In Ennis on Saturday and Sunday last the Munster under 9 to 13 championships took place and athlete from Waterford clubs were among the winners Waterford AC had a good week end with wins by Sarah Heery under 13 shot putt and Sandra Abullo in the long jump under 10 David Scanlon was second in the under 12 high jump,Jack Corcoran 3 rd in the u13 hurdles,Sarah Abullo and Grace Fanning were second in the u 10 long jump team section and Cassandra Abullo and Kayleigh Greed were 3 rd in the long jump under 9 team. For Finnisk Valley Ava Flavin and Shjiun Mernin won the under 9 60 mtres team event and Ava was second in the individual race. For Tramore AC Connor Walsh was 3 rd in the under 12 high jump, Emma Corkery and Anna Mc Goldrick were again 3 rd in the under 10 60 metres team race. Ferrybank had Lauren Sheils 2nd in the high jump u 13 and Katie Nolke third,and Mohammed Olidati was 3rd in the u9 60 m.West Waterford's David Gaffney and David Nyhan were second in the under 10 team award in the 500 meters.
Touraneena 5 KM
A record entry of 222 competed in the 21st Annual Touraneena 5 km road race on Friday last and John Meade UCC was first home in a time of 15 minutes 36 seconds,Brian Murphy Carrick on Suir was second in 15.40. and Anthony Mannix UCC was third in 16.06 The male category winners were;.M40 Mark Rowe West Waterford AC,M45 Trevor Woods UCC Staff, M50 Kevin Devine UCC Staff, M60 Tommy Cahill Clonmel,Junior Shane O'Riordan West Waterford. First lady home was Orna Murray Ferrybank in 17.54, Sylvia Malone Waterford was second in 18.38 and Maura Fenton Dooneen was third in 19.05. Lady category winners; F35 Mary Molloy Carrick AC,F 40 Gillian Cott UCC AC, F45 Bridgid Coffey West Waterford,, F50 Gabrielle Blair Waterford,Junior Laura Corbally Touraneena Road Runners.It was race 5 of the Ger Wyley Sports Skins series and proceeds went to Touraneena National School
Track and Field Fixtures in June
Saturday 4 th GloHealth All Ireland School Track and field Finals Tullamore also National Senior and Junior Paralympics Championships Santry, Sunday 12 th National League Rd 1, Saturday and Sunday 18 th and 19 th Munster under 14 to 19 Championships Cork IT, Saturday 25 th Glo Health Tailteann Games Schools Inter provincial Santry10 am ,Saturday and Sunday 25 th and 26 th National Senior Track and Field Championships Santry,.Sunday 26 th County Community Games Finals RSC
All Ireland School Finals
On Saturday next in Tullamore the GloHealth All Ireland Secondary Schools Track and Field finals are in Tullamore and athletes from schools in the thirty two counties will be competing including many from Waterford schools,with quite a few expected to figure.It will be a very long day's competition and full timetable is in Athletic Ireland website.
Deadman's 5 miles in Carrick
Another race in the Outfield Sports 3 County Challenge goes ahead this Friday June 3 rd in Carrick on Suir Its the Deadman's 5 miles and it starts at 7.30 pm near Ormond Castle and entries will be taken from 6.15 pm in in Carrick on Suir
Late Paudie Nolan
The death took place on Sunday last of Mr Paudie Nolan St John's Park Waterford aged 93 one of Waterford's most stylish and talented middle distance runners.He won the All Ireland 1500 metres title in two successive years,the first in Kilcohan Park in 1944 in front of 5000 spectators and the second in 1945 in Carnlough,Ballymena on a desperate day with just one other event going ahead the remainder postponed due to the weather, he did his running with Cosantoiri AC. He was also Army Champion over 880 yds in 1945. In addition he won the Munster 880 yds title in 1944 and mile in 1947.the County Cross country title in 1946 and county track tiles over 880 yds in 1945,46 and 47,the mile in 1945 and 1946 and 440 yds in 1951 as well as numerous races at open sports All involved in Waterford athletics send their sympathy to his sons Seamus,Eamonn, Conor and Daryl ,daughters Geraldine and Elizabeth,grand children,great grand children and extended family.Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Waterford Viking Marathon etc
A special appeal to all athletes running in the Waterford Viking Marathon Series Please enter in the race which you are going to, run in on the day ie Marathon,1/2 Marathon or Quarter Marathon and don't change on the day as it causes great problems with results and above all if you are entered and cannot run please do not give your number to someone else again it causes great problems for results In the past men have given their numbers to women and vica versaalan.