Hundreds of boys and girls competed in the Bank of Ireland Waterford City Primary Schools finals at the RSC on Wednesday last and a huge crowd of parents also attended the Ferrybank AC promoted fixture and the following were the results. GIRLS U8 Sprint: 1. Maya Cleere St John of God 2. Lauren Fagan Ursuline 3. Lucy Clinton J o G. 300m Race 1: 1. Niamh Barry J o G 2. Lisa Mungali Mercy 3. Freya O’ Keeffe Pres. Race 2: 1. Aoife Power B/Gunner 2. Lauren Fagan Urs 3. Katy Dowling J o G. Race 3: 1. Lucy Clinton J o G 2. Tia Hackett B/G 3. Ava Walsh Portlaw Relay: 1. J o G 2. Urs 3. J o G; U9 Girls’ Sprint: 1. Eniola Odenaike Mercy 2. Emi Adebayo Mercy 3. Aleemat Rabiu W/Park. 300m Race 1 Ellis McHugh Gaelscoil na nDeise 2. Sandra Bullo B/G 3. Edie O’Flaherty Urs. Race 2: 1. Uwa Omusi Urs 2. Emi Adebayo Mercy 3. Hope Halligan St. Saviours. Race 3: 1. Ava Byrne Ryan St Saviours 2. Ada Ugochukwu Urs 3. Sarah Byrne Butlerstown. Relay: 1. Urs 2. Educate Together 3. J o G; U10 Girls’ Sprint: 1. Petra Igwe Urs 2. Sarah Bullo B/G 3. Grace Fanning J o G 300m Race 1: 1. Grace Fanning J o G 2. Petra Igwe Urs 3. Clodagh Shanahan Rice Portlaw. Race 2 1. Sarah Bullo B/G 2. Emma Walsh Portlaw 3. Becky Flynn St. Saviours Race 3: 1. Ella Mae Marshall Mercy 2. Hanna Lily Hennebry Portlaw 3. Isobel Gallagher J o G. Relay: 1. B/G 2. Portlaw 3. J o G; U11 Girls’ Sprint: 1.Grace Schultz B/G 2. Mia Casey Urs 3. Codee Stacey St. Saviours. 500m Race 1 1. Muireann Puffin Gaelscoil Phortlairge 2. Ava Lynch J o G 3. Ali Ferguson B/G. Race 2: 1. Mia Casey Urs 2. Ellen Meeny Pres 3. Sarah Sheehan G na nDeise. Relay: 1. J of G 2. Urs 3. B/G; U12 Girls’ Sprint: 1. Zara Nunobi Urs 2. Isobel Casey J o G 3. Laura Flynn B/G. 500m Race 1: 1. Ava Mansfield Portlaw 2. Luda Mooney B/G 3. Abbie Walsh St. Saviours. Race 2: 1. Molly Comerford Urs 2. Caoimhe Houlihan B/G 3. Hannah McCabe J o G Relay: 1. J o G 2. B/G 3; Urs. Over 12 Girls’ Sprint: 1. Lauren Shiels B/G 2. Sophie Kirby J o G 3. Jessica Power Urs. 600m: 1. Anna Keenan Urs 2. Emma Beadle J o G 3. Jess WidgerUrs. Relay: 1 J o G 2. B/G 3. Urs . Ursuline were best Girls School with 69 pts 2. St John of God 63 pts 3. Ballygunner 48 pts. BOYS Results U8 Boys’ Sprint: 1. Enda Power Gaelscoil P 2. Rian Byrne F/Bank 3. Justin Sinnot F/B. 300m Race 1: 1. Rian Byrne F/B 2. Enda Bloomer Gaelscoil P 3. Alan McMahon St. Declan’s. Race 2: 1. Ronan Quinlan B/G 2. Jake Grant St. Saviours 3. Justin Sinnot F/B. Race 3: 1. Jamie Swift St. Saviours 2. Darby Sheridan S. Lorcáin 3. Joel Obiese F/B. Relay: 1. St. Declans 2. F/B 3. B/G. U9 Boys’ Sprint: 1. David Imeron FB 2. Jack Power B/G 3. Mohammed Oladiti St Pauls. 300m Race 1: 1. Fionn Phelan St. Declans 2. Finlay McCardy Ed Tog 3. Mohammed Oladiti St Paul's. Race 2: 1. David Imeren F/B 2. Daire Casey Power G na nDeise 3. Sam Croke Portlaw. Race 3: 1. Jack Power B/G 2. Romeo Lapitte F/B 3. Noah O’ Brien St. Declan’s. Relay: 1. F/B 2. B/G 3. Stephen St; U10 Boys’ Sprint: 1. Fodilulah Bello Scoil Lorcain 2. Sean Adieyemi F/B 3. Zak O’ Sullivan Ed Tog 300m Race 1: 1. Zak O’Sullivan Ed Tog 2. Sean Adieyemi F/B 3. Fodilulah Bello Scoil Lorcain. Race 2: 1. Henry Pimm Christchurch 2. Josh Jacob St Saviours 3. Hayden McCormack Scoil Lorcain. Race 3: 1. Tadhg Corcoran G na nD 2. Andrew Verwijs Killea 3. Daniel Byrne St Saviours. Relay: 1. Scoil Lorcain 2. Ed Tog 3. Gaelscoil P; U11 Boys’ Sprint: 1.Rhedeem Eddy St Declans 2. J P Murphy Butlerstown 3. Romeo Akachukwu St Declans. 500m Race 1: 1. Jay Bagge F/B 2. David Leavy B/G 3. Joel Hoban Maguire St Declans. Race 2: 1. Ben Wallace W/P 2. Romeo Akachukwu St Declans 3. Sean Byrne F/B Relay: 1. St Declans 2. Scoil Lorcain 3. B/G. U12 Boys’ Sprint: 1. Marek Dubroskowski W/P 2. David Igwe Scoil Lorcain 3. Eoghan O Gradaigh Gaelscoil P. 500m Race 1: 1. Jack Twomey St Pauls 2. Baasit Ishola Mt Sion 3. VJ Mooney B/G. Race 2: 1. Eoghan O'Gradaigh Gaelscoil P 2. Ben Walsh Butlerstown 3. Marek Dubroskowski W/P. Relay: 1. B/G 2. St Declans 3. Scoil Lorcain Over 12 Boys’ Sprint: 1. Anthony Adenoku Stephen St 2. Jack Geare B/G 3. Ashton Gallagher Stephen St. 600m: 1. Nathan Bagge F/B 2. Tommy Martin Killea 3. Jim McDonagh St Saviour Relay: 1. B/G 2. Stephen St 3. Butlerstown. Ferrybank were best Boys school on 43 pts 2 Ballygunner 41 pts 3 St Declan's 32 pts. Best Small School St Saviour's 28 pts 2 Gael Scoil Phortlairge 20 pts 3 Butlerstown 17 points.
Lots of East Munster winners
Girls from Waterford schools dominated the East Munster Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships in Templemore last Wednesday, the following won titles .Minor; 100 metres and long jump Paula Igwe Ursuline, shot putt Sarah Heery do, relay Ursuline, Junior; 800 m Áine O'Neill St Augustine's,1500 m Una O'Brien Waterpark, walk Claire Caulfield Ursuline, shot putt Teagan Shanley Newtown School, discus Jodi Kavanagh St Augustine's, high jump Katie Nolkie Ursuline, triple jump Kate Killigrew St Augustine's. Intermediate;100m Amy Redmond Abbey CC u 16 mile Tara Ramasawmy Presentation, steeplechase Aisling Lowe Ursuline, walk Ruth Heery Waterpark, shot putt and discus Rachel Stephens Gael Scoil Portlairge, Javelin Kira Kelly Waterpark, high Jump Kylie Heinen St Declan's Kilmacthomas, long jump and triple jump Emily O'Mahony St Augustine's, Senior 100 and 200 m Katie Murphy Abbey CC, s/chase Sinéad O'Brien Árd Scoil na nDéise, walk Órla O'Connor Waterpark, shot putt Anne Corcoran Ursuline, discus NiamhDenn do, javelin Órlaith O'Brien Yeats College, relay Ard Scoil na nDeise.
Leevale Open Sports
On Saturday last at the Leevale Open Sports in Cork there were a number of Waterford winners. For Ferrybank AC at senior level Cara Kennedy current national Senior Champion won the hammer with a throw of 55.96 metres and Niamh Whelan was third in the 100 metres, in the junior grade Katie Murphy won the 100 metres and Emily Nolan was second. Twin sister's Órla and Anna O 'Connor Waterford AC were first and third in the 5000 m walk and Shane Monagle Tramore was third in the long jump senior. Congratulations to Órla O'Connor on being selected on the Irish under 20 Race Walking team for the 10 Km walk at the European Cup meeting in Podebrady, Czech Republic on the 21st May. Competing in the French National League in Sotteville in France on Sunday last with SPS Vernon Ben Kiely Ferrybank AC won the 400 metres hurdles in 53.10 second's. Also on Sunday last Andrew Connick Ferrybank was 5 th in the Vancouver Half Marathon in 1.09. 21
Portlaw 5 Miles
111 competed in the Tom Jordan Memorial 5 miles Road Race in Portlaw last Friday evening and Brian Swaby was first home in 27 minutes 35 seconds, Conor Shiels was second in 27.49 both Waterford AC and Jimmy Boland Clonmel was third in 28.01 First lady was Joan Mahony in 32.11, Sinéad Brannigan was second in 33.29 both Waterford and Tina Walsh Carrick on Suir was third in 36.16. The event was Race 2 of the Outfield Sports 3 County Challenge Series and Dermot O'Neill Pharmacy were the race sponsors Proceeds go to Portlaw Branch Irish Red Cross Ambulance Fund. As always this was a well organised event with plenty of stewards etc on hand.
Busy week ahead
On Wednesday with an 11.30 am start at the RSC the East Munster Boys Secondary Schools Championships are on, at the same venue on Saturday the Annual Ton Le Ghaoithe (Winds Sprint Meet) senior fixture will have many of Ireland's top athletes competing. in 100,200 metres races, and also 4x100m and 4x400 metres relays, javelin and high jump (over 16 athletes only) entries close May 10 th all individual events will be held with the wind and on Sunday again at the RSC the County Track and Field Championships begin at 11 am. Lots of help needed on the day from all clubs. Senior athletes asked to support the events for them on the programme, all clubs have programme of events long ago.
Splashworld 10 Km
Road runners have the Annual Splashworld 10 Km Road Race in Tramore on Friday evening starting at 7 pm. Other Road race dates; Friday May 19 th An Tobar 5 Miles Ardmore 7.30 pm ,Friday May 26 th Touraneena 5 Km 7.30 pm (latter two races part of the Intersport Elvery's/Asics Series).Friday June 2 nd Deadman's 5 Miles Carrick on Suir Race 3 Outfield Sports Series.