Four Waterford athletes competed in the Celtic Cross Country International in Cardiff on Sunday last and in big fields all ran well.David McGlynnWaterford was 10 th in the under 20 race and the third scoring member of the Irish team that won the team title, Miceál Power West Waterford was 15 th.In the under 17 grade Lucy Holmes West Waterford was 16 th and the second scoring member of the Irish team that also won and Cian O'Riordanagain from West Waterford was 24 th under 17.
All Ireland Silver medals won
In Athlone on Saturday last at the All Ireland under age Indoor Combined Event Championships there were two fine performances by athletes from Waterford. In the Youths section Shane Monagle Tramore was second with a total of 3040 points while in the under 14 Katie Nolke Ferrybank was also second in the under 14 section and her total was 2620 points ,she had personal bests in all five events.
In Nenagh on Sunday last Ferrybank AC had a number of teams competing in the Munster Juvenile Indoor Relay Championships and their girls under 19 team of Katie Murphy,Emily Nolan,Lorna Monaghan and Amy Redmond were second and their boys under 10 team of Fionn Phelan,David Byrne,Walub Ogomunde and Muhammad Oladiti were third
Trevor Power wins
140 competed in the 7 th Annual St Pauls Parish 5 miles Frank Leahy Memorial Road Race in the city on Sunday last in lovely weather and first home in 25 minutes and 38 seconds was Trevor Power Waterford with Brian Murphy Carrick on Suir second in 25.51 and Frank Quinlan Waterford third in 26.12.First lady home was Siobhan Kennedy in 32.,Susanne Dullaghan Waterford was second in 33.01 and Joan Mahony do was third in 33.03. A 3 miles walk was also held led off by Rev Fr Pat Fitzgerald PP St Pauls and the official starter was Cllr John Hearne Mayor of the Metropolitan area.Overall a very successful and enjoyable event.
Schools Cross Country
In excellent conditions the Waterford Secondary Schools X Country Championships were held in St Augustine's College Grounds Abbeyside on Thursday l and there was a very good entry in each event. The following were the results beginning with the girls.Minor 1 Aoife Redmond Abbey CC 2 Emma Hickey Árd Scoil na n Deise 3 Lia Cunningham St Augustine's Team St Augustine's Junior 1 Lucy O'Brien Waterpark 2 Áine O'Neill St Augustine's 3 Roisin Ni Mhuiri do Team St Augustine's, Intermediate1 Tara Ramasawy Presentation 2 Emily Goff Ursuline 3 Kate Hickey Árd Scoil na n Deise Team Ursuline. Senior 1 Órla O'Connor Waterpark 2 Anna O'Connor do 3 Ruth Heery do Team Waterpark. Boys Minor 1 Callum Hurley Árd Scoilna Mara 2 James Edward De La Salle 3 Robert Flynn Abbey CC Team St Augustine's. Junior 1 Mateo Mary St Declan's Kilmacthomas 2 Oisin O'Riordan Dungarvan CBS 3 Eoin O'Brien St Declan's Team St Augustine's. Intermediate 1 Luke Brennan St Declan's Kilmacthomas 2 Michael Troy St Augustine's 3 Jake Bagge Árd Scoil na Mara Team St Augustine's. Senior 1 Hugo Blair Waterpark 2 Conor Shields Árd Scoil na Mara 3 Mark Twomey St Augustine's Team Waterpark. Overall Trophy St Augustine's
Park Hotel Award
Congrats to Thomas Barr Ferrybank who was chosen The Park Hotel Supreme Sports Star for 2016 at a function in The Park Hotel Dungarvan on Saturday last. It was also great to see Joe Gough and Hayley Fitzsimmons there from the Athletic fraternity both were monthly winners during 2016. Since the Awards began in 1991 there have been 312 monthly winners and Athletics now leads the field with the most monthly award winners at 46 and this will not come as a surprise as the sport here in the county has had numerous National and International medal winners mot years. Athletics also has won 4 Supreme Awards with Susan Smith 1996, Kate Veale 2011, Thomas Barr shared it in 2015 with Gary Hurley Golf and now wins it outright in 2016..
National Junior and Under 23 Championships
On Sunday next January 29 th in Athlone a major Indoor fixture takes place.Its the National junior and under 23 Championships with the country's best young athletes in action including quite a few from Waterford clubs.
Early February Fixtures
Friday 3 rd East Munster Schools X Country Championships WIT Arena,Saturday and sunday 4 th and 5 th Munster u 9 to u 12 indoors Nenagh,Saturday 11 th Anne Valley 5 miles Road Race Dunhill 12 Noon