Waterford was very well represented at the Irish Life Health All Ireland Master's Indoor Championships in Athlone last Sunday with athletes from West Waterford,Waterford and Ferrybank competing in various age categories.Once again Joe Gough West Waterford was the Waterford star at the event with a terrific treble in the over 60 category all in very good times. His treble came in the 800 metres in 2minutes 17.18 seconds,the 400 metres in 60.43 and the 200 metres in 27.71.Another who scored a treble for West Waterford was Terri Gough in the ladies section over 70 in the 60 ,200 metres and shot putt and Harry O'Brien was third in the over 50 1500 metres..For Waterford AC Paschal Halley won the over 45 long jump with 5.17 metres,was second in the hurdles and third in the 400 metres and Brendan Leahy won the 400 metres in 53.55 and was second in the 200 metres.Waterford also finished second in the 4x 200 m relay the team being Leahy,Halley For Ferrybank Tom Boucher won the weight throw over 35 with 5.78 metres and was second in the shot putt and Pat Kennedy was second in the over 60 weight throw and third iin the shot putt
All Ireland Schools X Country in Antrim
On Saturday next the All Ireland Secondary Schools X Country Championships are in Mallusk Playing Fields, Newtownabbey County Antrim and athletes boys and girls will compete in four grades minor, junior ,intermediate and senior.A size able number of athletes from Waterford schools will make the long journey to the venue where the first race starts at 12 noon, the minor girls.
Ballycotton 10 miles on Sunday
One of the major road races in the country the 40 th Annual Ballycotton 10 miles road race is in the East Cork village and surrounding areas on Sunday starting at 1.30 pm . Many athletes froom the Waterford area will compete and all are advised to be at the venue well in advance of the starting time.
Further March Fixtures
Sunday week 19 th Deise College 10 km road race 11 am Dungarvan also World Masters Indoors Daegu,Saturday 25 th Schools International X Country Port Talbot, Wales.Saturday and Sunday 25 th and 26 th All Ireland Juvenile Indoors AIT Athlone
County Board News
Following on from discussions at the last County Board meeting, a County Hammer training programme will go ahead and will be open to all registered athletes and coaches in Waterford. The first session will be held in the WIT Arena in Carriganore on Sunday next 12th of March.Beginners starting at 11 o'clock this is for anyone that hasn't thrown or has done very little throwing of the hammer before. Advanced throwers start at 12 o' clock this is for any thrower that can do at least one turn. The session is also open to athletes, coaches and parents who have an interest in learning more about the event.The cost per athlete will be €3 with coaches and parents free the coaches on the day will be Shane Scanlon Finisk Valley AC and Brian Scanlon Waterford AC. To register please contact either Shane or Brian at the following Shane on 086 8355429,Brian on 087 9911380 Just a reminder to all that the closing date for the receipt of transfer forms is March 25th. They can be posted to John Behan,Curralandy, Rathgormack, Carrick on Suir, Co. Waterford.The next County Board meeting is set for Friday March 31st at 8pm in De La Salle College, Waterford.