The County Athletic Convention was held in De La Salle College on Friday last and a fine crowd attended A vote of congratulations was passed to Thomas Barr on his great performances in the Olympic Games and all present spoke of his great example to all budding athletes. The year was looked back on and it was stated by the Chairperson that it had been another outstanding one for Waterford athletics in every grade and financially the board is in good shape. A small bursary was set up. The scheme would offer a bursary each year- subject to availability of county board funds- of €200 to a male athlete and a female athlete moving to third level education. A subcommittee of Mary Ashe , Lynda Kiely and Michael Gregan was set up to operate the scheme.The issue of throwing facilities in the RSC was discussed. It was agreed that the secretary would write to the management of the RSC seeking that throwing facilities be restored at the RSC for all throwing events as a matter of urgency. It was agreed to request an all weather shot putt area for the RSC also, many expressed the view that to run a meeting to top standards all facilities should be in the arena. Officers elected for coming year :Chairperson: Brian Scanlon,Vice Chairperson: Noel Power. Secretary: John Behan ,Ass Secretary: Brid Golden, PRO: Fintan Walsh, Treasurer: Pat McGovern Fixtures for the County Championship Cross Country season were made as follows. Sunday October 2 nd u8,u10,u12,u14,u16, u 18 junior and senior, Sunday October 9 th u9,u11,u13,u15,u17,u19,Novice, Sunday November 6 th Juvenile B u 9,u11,u13, u15, and Master's all fixtures in St Augustine's College Crounds Abbeyside at 11 am.
Sponsored Run on Saturday
The Kincora, Clontarf, Dublin to Passage 115 miles relay run is taking place on Saturday next 17th September Local man Ronan Walsh (Carey's Bridge, Crooke 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 Half Way House to Passage East along the bog road turning right at Four Roads, over by Kill St Nicholas coming down Carricksaggart turning right down Flynn's Newtown Lane coming out on Passage -Woodstown Road at Geneva Bks and back to finish outside Community Centre in Passage. Locals who would like to run the final leg 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.Please note it is not a race.
Trevor power's to victory
170 runners and 30 walkers competed in the Sanofi 5 miles event on Friday evening last on a course taking in the Old Kilmeaden Road, Oliver's Hill, Holy Cross .Old Cork Road and Industrial Estate and the run was won very decisively by Trevor Power Waterford AC in 26 minutes 24 seconds, Brian Byrne West Waterford AC was second in 28.29 and Sebastian Balant Waterford was third in 29.49. First lady home in 32.30 was Elaine O'Donovan with Maria Griffin second in 33.24 both St Joseph's and BreaCooke Waterford AC was third in 34. 31The category winners were as follows Men Junior Craig O'Brien Ferrybank, M40 Martin Kirwan Focus on Fitness, M45 Michael O'Mahony ind M50 Ray Hahesy West Waterford, M55 Joe Gough do.Ladies Junior Chloe Richardson, F35 Sharon Nugent, West Waterford F40 Margaret O'Connor, F45 Diane Behan Waterford, F50 Kathy Kenny F55 Bridget O'Flynn the proceeds go to The Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Adamstown Cross Country
A small number of athletes from Waterford clubs competed at the Adamstown Co Wexford Open Cross Country fixture on Sunday last and there were some good results including three wins. The winners were Jake Bagge Ferrybank in the under 16 grade,Tommy Fennell West Waterford under 13 and David Gaffney also West Waterford under 10. second placings went to Lucy Holmes West Waterford under 15, Rory Fennell do under 13 and Zach O'Sullivan Tramore under 10 and third placings to Craig O'Brien Ferrybank junior,Una O'Brien Tramore under15 and Ian Holmes West Waterford under 10 Other high placings were secured by Sarah Stone Tramore 5th under 15,Nathan Bagge Ferrybank 8 th u13, Aoife O'Brien West Waterford 8th u 15 ,Aeyelina Chizikovado 8 th u 12, Mia Casey Ferrybank 8 th u 11 Hanna Hallahan West Waterford 9 th u 15 and Ciaran Mc Grath Tramore 10 th u 10
Finisk Valley Event
A very enjoyable primary school cross country event took place on Sunday last in Ballinameela Community Centre Grounds organised by Finisk Valley AC. Children from junior infants up to sixth class boys and girls competed in races in each age group The schools involved were Clashmore,Modeligo, Aglish,Carriglea,Villierstownand Whitechurch the latter won the best overall School Shield
Waterford Primary Schools Cross Country at RSC
Next Tuesday Sept 20 th at 12 noon at the RSC the Annual Waterford Primary Schools Cross Country fixture promoted by Ferrybank AC goes ahead with races for boys and girls from 1 st to 6 th class Full details with all schools and contact number is 087 6889330 On Sunday Sept 25 th the Kilmacow Open Cross Country has a 1 pm start