Waterford AC compete in European Clubs Championships
On Sunday next the European Clubs X Country Championships senior and under 20 are in .Albuferia in Portugal and Waterford AC ladies under 20 team represent Ireland in the event having qualified by winning the Irish club Championship last month.Its an historic occasion for the County's longest established club which is gradually coming back on the scene in Irish athletics. For years athletes from the club won many National senior titles in track and field and alsoX Country and represented their country including at the Olympics and then a lull came as happens with most clubs. Athletes representing the club on Sunday and facing a daunting task are twin sisters Órla and Anna O'Connor ,Ruth Heery, Hannah Burke, Emma Caulfield, Carla Fanning and Anna Duffin travelling with them are Coach Des Colbert, Ass Coach Cait Caulfield ,Chair Person Trevor Walsh and some parents,we wish them bon voyage and hope all give it their best shot in such exalted company.
East Munster Schools fixture at WIT
On this Thursday with a 12.30 pm start the East Munster Boys and Girls Secondary Schools X Country Championships are in WIT in Carriganore. Athletes will race in four grades minor,junior,intermediate and senior and many Waterford athletes will be competing and quite a few are expected to figure
Thomas in Athlone
The AAI Indoor games are in Athlone on Saturday next and Thomas Barr will have his first run of the season at the meeting. He competes in a special Indoor 400 metres hurdle race which is very rarely run indoors and other athletes from Waterford are expected to compete at the meeting also,it starts at 11 am. On Sunday in Dundalk IT Grounds with an 11 am start he All Ireland Intermediate and Master's X Country Championships are on and also on the programme are the Juvenile B Championships and Juvenile Relays.
John Treacy 10 Miles on Sunday
One of the big road races of the year is in Dungarvan on Sunday next at 1.30 pm Its the Annual John Treacy 10 miles and entries have closed long go for the event.
All Ireland under 23 and Junior titles won
A small but select entry from Waterford were in Athlone on Sunday last for the All Ireland Junior and under 23 Indoor Championships and they did extremely well. There were four winners as well as second and third placings.In the under 23 grade Grace Furlong Waterford AC won two titles in the long jump with 5.26 metres and triple jumps with 11.50 metres and Yuri Kanash West Waterford won the pole vault with 4.30 metres,Cian O'Brien Waterford AC was second in the high jump.In the junior grade Shane Monagle Tramore won the 60 metres hurdles in a personal best time of 8.04 seconds,and two Waterford AC athletes had third placings Emily O'Mahony in the triple jump and Jake Costello in the long jump.
Kate does well in Bratislava
Starting her Indoor season Kate Veale West Waterford was in The Czech Republic on Sunday and competing in a high class International 3000 metre walk indoors in Bratislava she finished fourth in 13 minutes 52.68 seconds. In Vienna on Saturday last at a graded indoor meeting Megan Kiely Ferrybank AC won a 400 metres in 56.41 seconds,also on Saturday at the AAIIndoor league in Athlone Andrew Connick Ferrybank won the 3000 metres in 8 minutes 46 seconds while in Boston last week end Kevin Cooper ran a mile in 4 minutes 16 seconds.
Bantry winner of St Paul's Race
170 competed in the Annual Frank Leahy 5 miles Memorial Road Race in the City on Sunday last in aid of St Paul's Parish and the clear cut winner was Alan O'Shea from Bantry in 25 minutes 28 seconds,Noel Murphy Waterford AC was second in 25.58 and Warren Roche Ferrybank was third in 27.23 .First lady home was Sharon Cleere Thurles in 31.36,Louise Morgan Ferrybank was second in 32.20 and Siobhan Kennedy Focus on Fitness was third in 33.25.The category winners were Women; F40 Joan Mahony Waterford,F50 Phylls Flynn Stragglers, F 60 Martha M Flood, Men Junior Martin Kirwan Focus on Fitness, M40 Brian Swaby Waterford,M50 Paul Deegan Gowran M 60 Joe Gough West Waterford