On Saturday last the Irish Life Health Munster Secondary Schools Track and Field Championship finals were at Cork IT and athletes from Waterford schools won several gold and also lots of silver and bronze medals.The following were those that won titles; Senior 5000 m Miceál Power St Augustine's, s/chase, Mark Twomey do, triple jump James Murphy, long jump Shane Monagle both Árd Scoil na Mara Tramore, javelin Órlaith O'Brien Yeats College, 3Km walk, Anna O'Connor Waterpark, St Declan'sKilmacthomas 4 x 400 metres boys team. Intermediate 2 km walk Ruth Heery Waterpark, pole vault Diarmuid Harty St Augustine's,Junior high jump Katie Nolke Ursuline, Minor long jump Katie Nolkie Ursuline. 1 mile u 16 Tara Ramasawmy Presentation Silver medal winners were won by following Senior; hammer Kathleen Heery Waterpark, 100 and 200 metres Katie Murphy Abbey CC,400 metres Oisin Kiely, 1500 metres Evan Keane both St Declan's, 400 metres hurdles Diarmuid Clancy Mean Scoil San Nioclas, 110 m hurdles Shane Monagle, Árd na Mara relay team boys, Intermediate; javelin Hassan Ali Yeats College, discus and shot putt Rachel Stephen's Gael Scoil Phortlairge, hammer Emily Myers Waterpark, steeplechase Aisling Lowe Ursuline, steeplechase Conor Mullaney Blackwater College, Junior; 1500 m Una O'Brien Waterpark, triple jump Jack Corcoran do, walk Claire Caulfield Ursuline, s/chase Chloe Fennell St Augustine's, pole vault Patrick Fitzgerald Abbey CC, hammer Gavin Allen Ross St Augustine's,under 16 1 mile Luke Brennan St Declan's .Minor; 800 m Callum Hurley Ard Scoil na Mara, hurdles Jack Corcoran Waterpark, and bronze medal winners were Senior; long jump James Murphy, Ard Scoill na Mara. 1500 m David Mc Glynn De La Salle, 100 and 200 m Emily Nolan Scoil Mhuire Ck on Suir, discus Conor Scanlon Blackwater CC, s/chase Sinead O'Brien Ard Scoil na nDeise Intermediate; long jump and triple jump Emily O'Mahony St Augustine's,high jump Kylie Heinen St Declan'sKilmac, shot putt and discus Sarah Jacob Ursuline,high jump Darragh Curran St Augustine's, 300 m hurdles Sophie Jackman Abbey CC,s/chase Kate Hickey Ard Scoil na n Deise, Junior pole vault Allanah Kelly St Augustine's, hammer Orna Nic Aoire do, Minor; shot putt Sarah Heery ,
On Sunday last Ben Kiely Ferrybank won a 400 metres hurdle race in France in 52.10 seconds. In Podebrady in the Czech Republic also on Sunday the European Cup of Race Walking took place and the Irish senior men's 20 km team put up a great performance in taking the bronze team medals behind Spain and Germany..The team was Alex Wright 6 th, Rob Heffernan 13 th and Cian McManamon 26 th. In the 50 km race Ireland's Brendan Boyce was just out of the medals finishing in 4th place for a terrific placing.. In the under 20 women's race over 10 km Órla O'Connor Waterford AC was 21 st in 51 minutes 39 seconds out of the 37 starters a very creditable effort..
The final day of the County Championships was held at the RSC on Sunday last with all the clubs in the county represented. Many athletes won more than one title with Cathal Scanlon Waterford AC winning four under 16, his brothers David u 13 and Andrew u 12 both had three wins as had Shane Monagle Tramore junior, Emily O'Mahony Waterford u 17 and Jeff Halley Tramore under 14. Medal winners came from Waterford, West Waterford, Ferrybank, Tramore, KCK, Finisk Valley ,Blackwater and An Ghaeltacht ArdMhor.Full results now with all clubs.
160 competed in the 22 nd Annual An Tobar 5 Miles Road Race in Ardmore last evening and first home in was Kevin O'Leary East Cork in 26 minutes 59 seconds, Anthony Flynn was second in 27.39 and Mark Rowe was third in 27.45 both West Waterford. First lady home was Kate Veale in 32.15, Sandra Prendergast was second in 33.05 both West Waterford and Sinéad Brannigan Waterford as third in 33.18. It was race 4 of the Intersport Elvery's/ Asics Series
The first competitive race of the season for Olympian Thomas Barr is on Thursday in Manchester and on Saturday in Oordegem in Belgium Ben Kiely, Paul Murphy and Niamh Whelan all Ferrybank are competing.
Combined Events and AAI Games
On Saturday next the National Combined Event Championships are in Morton Stadium in Dublin for all ages and on Sunday the AAI senior games will see Ireland's leading athletes in action at the same venue, starting time both days 10 am. Waterford athletes will be among the entries..
Touraneena 5 Km on Friday
Another race in the Intersport Elvery's/Asics Series takes place on Friday next May 26 th. Its the Touraneena 5 Km starting at 7.30 pm Entries in Touraneena from 6.30 pm and the venue is just off the Dungarvan/Clonmel road approx. 10 miles from Dungarvan..
On Friday week June 2 nd the Deadman's 5 Miles is in Carrick on Suir and its Race 3 of Outfield Sports Series. Another race up coming is the Annual Faithlegg Golf Course 4 miles run on WednesdayJune 14 th at 7 pm and looking further ahead the Annual Liz Hayes Memorial run in Ballyduff Lower is on Friday August 11 th at 7.30 pm.
Mile Races at RSC to suit all.
Waterford A.C. are delighted to announce the return of the OPEN TO EVERYBODY “how fast can you run a mile” series. Over the summer they will be holding five one-mile time trial nights in the RSC. Each event is fully insured and takes place on the last Thursday of the month for May, June, July, August, and September. On the night, there will be a number of graded mile runs so it is just you against the clock. Come back the next night and try and beat your time. For 2017, there's also an 800-meter option for Juveniles 15 yrs and under Entry fee €2 Time Scale each evening : Registration and warm up at 6pm. First run at 6:15pm and this Thursday May 25 th is the first in the series.