The GloHealth All Ireland under 12 to 19 championships were held in Tullamore last Saturday and Sunday and athletes from three Waterford clubs figured prominently especially those from Waterford AC who came away with four gold, seven silver and two bronze medals.Their four winners were Eoghan Flynn under 19 javelin with 53.74 metres,Grace Furlong u 19 triple jump 11.41 metres,Cian O'Brien u 18 high jump 1.85 metres and Órla O'Connor u 17 3000 metres in 14.57.27,silver medals were won by James Murphy u 17 triple jump and high jump, Emily O'Mahony u 16 triple jump with a personal best,Dion Ryan u 18 high jump,David McGlynn u18 3000 m, Órlaith O'Brien u 18 javelin and Clare Caulfield u 14 walk and bronze medals were won by Shane Cawley u 15 shot putt and Emma Caulfield u 16 walk. For Ferrybank AC there were silver medals won by Cormac McCann u 19 100 m, Katie Murphy u 17 200m, Paise Oweye under 14 80 m,Lauren Sheils u 13 high jump and a bronze medal to Katie Murphy u 17 100 m. West Waterford had silver medal winners with Josh Rockett hammer under 19 beaten by 1cm, Patrick Fitzgerald u 16 pole vault,Ryan Mc Grath u 15 pole vault,and bronze medals went to Miceál Power u18 1500 m and Diarmuid Harty u 17 pole vault.
At the Morton Games in Santry Stadium last Friday evening four Waterford athletes had good results. Niamh Whelan finished second in the 100 metres in 11.72 seconds, Niall Tuohy was third in the 800 metres in 1.49.18 both Ferrybank and Dion Ryan Waterford was third in the high jump with 1.95 metres, In the junior men's mile Barry Keane Waterford- the winner last year- was beaten narrowly into second place by the man he beat last year from Youghal Fergal Curtin who was timed at 4.18.03 with Keane timed at 4.18.43, a personal best the feature event The Morton mile was won by Johnny Gregorek USA in 3.55.57.
A record entry of 170 competed in the 21 st Annul Doocey's Bar Ballymacarbry 5 miles road race last Friday evening and Kevin Maunsell Clonmel won it in 26 minutes 42 seconds,Damien Murphy West Waterford was second in 27.08 and Danny Smyth Ballynonty was third in 27.18 .Lea Tobin won the ladies section in 30.54 ,Áine Roche was second in 32.41 both Clonmel and Mary Molloy Ck on Suir was third in 33.52,it was race 9 of the Ger Wyley Sports Skins Series. The category winners were Women Laura Flavin (West Waterford), F40 Kate Wall (Clonmel) F45 Brigid Coffey (West Waterford), F50 Anna Byrne (Clonmel), Junior Laura Corbally (Touraneena Road Runners).Men M40 Colm Costello,(Brother Pearse’s), M45 Dermot Hayes (Dundrum), M50 Martin Hayes (West Waterford), M55 Maurice Boland (Clonmel) junior Anthony Tobin Clonmel
Dublin to Waterford Relay
The Kincora, Clontarf,Dublin to Passage East 115 miles relay run is taking place on Saturday 17th September 2016. Local man Ronan Walsh (Carey's Bridge,Crooke,Passage, and Dublin), ran many marathons for various charity events-he ran with Raheny Shamrocks- but sadly passed away this year.The run is to raise funds in his memory in aid of St Francis Hospice, a wonderful charity which provides a specialist palliative care service for the people of North Dublin and also locally for Waterford Hospice.The final leg takes place at 6 pm on Sept 17 th from Passage Cross to Passage East via Crooke, locals who would like to run are more than welcome to enter in Passage East Community Centre from 3 to 5.30 pm on the day and sponsorship cards are available in Burke's Shop Crooke. and Alfie Hales in the City.
Track and Field fixtures
On Saturday next July 30 th and Sunday next July 31 st there are two Munster Championship fixtures in Waterford RSC,on Saturday the B Juvenile under 9 to 16 and on Sunday the senior and master's.men and women.Local athletes should support both fixtures on their own doorstep. The Saturday fixture starts at 11 am with girls track events and boys field events,. and the Sunday one at 10 am with the hammer followed by walks at 11 am, full timetable for both on Munster Athletics Website, Looking further ahead on Saturday week August 6 th the Celtic Games are in Wales
Like to run a mile
Waterford AC are holding "how fast can you run a Mile on the TRACK" this is aimed at runners of all abilities and more importantly the non club runner. This will take place in the RSC for 6.15 pm for registration and races to start at 7 pm on Thursday 11th August & Thursday August 15th. Chip timing sponsored by Kieran O' Mahony of Total Timing. These mile events are FREE to all taking part.
Upcoming Road Races
Friday next July 29 th Piltown 10 km final race Outfield Sports 3 County Challenge Series 7.30 pm, Piltown Co Kilkenny, entries at the venue from 6.30pm. Friday August 5 th Marine Climb 6 miles race 10 Ger Wyley Sports Series,Friday August 19 th GSK 5 miles Dungarvan 7.30 pm Race 11 Ger Wyley Sports Series Friday August 26 th Ballyduff Lower Co Waterford 5 miles run and walk. 7.00 pm. Sunday August 28 th Women's Mini Marathon 5 Km run and Walk Thomastown Co Kilkenny 12 noon register online at www.ThreeSistersMiniMarathon.com