Waterford athletes win three All Ireland University titles.
The Irish University Track and Field Championships were held in Belfast on Friday and Saturday last and a small number of athletes from Waterford competed with various Universities and Technical Colleges and they did well with three winning titles.Kate VealeWest Waterford representing DCU was back in top form and retained her 1500 metres walk title in a new record time of 6 minutes 14.48 seconds,8 seconds faster than the previous best set in 1997 by Gillian O'Sullivan.Another West Waterford athlete Yuri Kanashcompeting with University of Limerick won the pole vault with 4.40 metres and the third winner was Órlaith O'Brien Waterford competing with WIT and she won the javelin with a throw of 42.98 .metres. Another Waterford AC athlete with WIT Cian O'Brien was second in the high jump with 1.85 metres and a third placing was secured by Miceál Power West Waterford competing with UCC in the 10000 metres.In addition a County Cork lady Phil Healy running with WIT had a sprint double in the 100 and 200 metres.and she set new records in both,11.55 and 23.31 - the 200m mark was a pb and European qualifier.
Dublin athlete retains Butlerstown title
.Last Friday evening 280 competed in the SE2 Butlerstown 4 miles Road Race and Conor Dooney Raheny Shamrocks last years winner led all the way to win easily in a record time of 19 minutes 11 seconds,Kevin Healy East Cork was second in 21.25 and RaivisZakis West Waterford was third in 21.26. First lady home was Sally Forristal St Joseph's again in a new record time of 23.46 ,Adele Walsh St Senan's was second in 24.05 and Jacqui Carthy Kilmore was third in 24.28. The category winners were as follows;ladies;F35 Caroline Murphy St Josephs A.C. 27.41 F40 Naomi Doonan Saturday Road Runners 26.21,F45 Sandra Moore West Waterford A.C.32.00, F50 Frances Lee St Josephs A.C. 29.16,F60 Kathleen Kennedy Waterford AC 37.16,Junior Emma Caulfield Waterford A.C.29.27.Men M 40 Frank Quinlan Waterford A.C. 21.57, M45 David Smith Waterford A.C. 23.05, M50 Ray Hahessy West Waterford A.C. 24.20,M60 Joe Gough West Waterford A.C. 25.27,Junior Conor Shiels Waterford A.C. 22.12. It was race 2 of the Intersport Elvery's /Asics Series and the proceeds will be divided between Butlerstown GAA and Waterford Alzheimer Society. A number of runners and walkers who took part in the first ever Buterstown race collected sponsorship for a Defibrillator for the local Community. Run on an ideal left hand course for stewarding the organisers wish to thank the main sponsorsSE2 ad other sponsors,the Gardai, all the stewards and officials,Holy Cross Lounge Proprietors ,Butlerstown GAA. Paula Kelly and Vinnie Codd representing SE2 were present and presented the prizes and Vinnie was one of the main organisers of the very successful event.SE2 has its Waterford offices in Butlerstown Business Park employing 115.
Great Ireland 10 Km
A huge crowd ran in the Garmin Great Ireland 10 Km run in Dublin's Phoenix Park last Sunday including a large contingent of men and women from Waterford AC and a few from Ferrybank.First Waterford athlete home in the men's section was Andrew ConnickFerrybank in 16 th place in 32 minutes 16 seconds,Noel Murphy was first from Waterford in 33 rd place in 33.24 and Ruth Fitzgerald Waterford had a great run to fo finish 10 th woman home in 37.18.
Munster Championship fixture on Saturday
Templemore Co Tipperary is the venue on Saturday next for the Munster Junior and under 23 Track and Field Championships as well as the Juvenile Pentathlon Championships.Lots of athletes from Waterford clubs will be competing with the Pentathlons beginning at 10 am and the main Championships at noon.Full timetable on Munster Athletics Website
Ferrybank GAA 10 KM on Sunday
With an 11 am start the Annual Ferrybank GAA Angela Burns Memorial 10 km Run takes place on Sunday morning next starting at the Race Headquarters in Ferrybank GAA Crounds.
Kilmacow Open Sports on Sunday
The re fixed Kilmacow Open Sports will be at the Sports Complex in Kilmacow on Sunday next starting at 1 pm.Lots of events on the programme for boys and girls under 8 to u 17,u 19,junior and senior with master's prizes also. Full programme on St Senan'swebsite.
Waterford Primary School Sports
Two Primary Schools Sports fixtures come up next week at the RSC. On Monday its the Tramore and District at 11 am and on Tuesday its the Bank of Ireland Waterford City and surrounding schools organised by Ferrybank AC which starts at 10.30 am. Sprint and middle distance races and relays for boys and girls from first to 6th class
Faugheen 5 Km Road Race on Friday.
Race 1 in this years Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge promoted by Carrick on Suir Road Runners will take place on Friday next 20th April with the running of the Fitzgerald Fleming Faugheen 5 KM Road race over a lovey flat course starting at 7:30. Race entry is on the night from 6 PM
Further Road Races
Saturday week April 28 th 7 pm City Hall Waterford, Annual Bluewall Waterford to Tramore 7.5 miles Race ,Friday May 4th Race 2 Outfield Sports Series Tom Jordan Memorial 5 miles Portlaw 7.30 pm.Friday May 11 th Splashworld 10 km Tramore 7 pm same evening Ardmore 5 miles 7.30 pm Race 3 Intersport Elvery's /Asics Series West Waterford Website has all their Intersport Elvery's/Asics Summer Series dates listed. Sunday May 20 th Stoneyford 10 km 11.30 am.see totaltiming.ie for entries.
Tón Le Ghaoite
An early reminder of The Annual Tón Le Ghaoite Wind Sprints meeting at the RSC on Saturday May 5 th at 12 noon. and all competitors please note entries close Wednesday May 1st,no entries on day .Events on for men and women 100m,200m,400m,100 /110 m hurdles,Javelin and high jump.Athletes must be 16 years or older in year of competition.This is the first year 400 metres races are included,all events run with the wind.