On Saturday next the All Ireland Junior and u 23 Championships are in Tullamore and on Sunday the first day of the All Ireland Juvenile u 12 to 19 championships are at the same venue. On both days lots of athletes from Waterford clubs will compete.Competition on Saturday begins at 10.30 am and Sunday at 10 am but athletes have to be checked in before this time.Full timetable on Athletic Ireland Website.
World University Games
From Wednesday July 3rd to Sunday July 14 th the World University Games are in Napoli and Kate Veale West Waterford is entered in the 20 km Walk, the Athletics does not begin until Monday next July 8 th .Kate has been injured and is listed to compete on Friday July 12 th.all going well
A number of Waterford athletes have been selected on Irish teams for European and Schools Internationals coming up this month. Barry Keane Waterford AC in the10,000 metres ad Miceál Power West Waterford in the 5000 metres are named on te Irish under 23 team for the European Championships in Gavle, Sweden from the 11th - 14th July 2019. The Schools International takes place in Swansea on Saturday July 20 th and Matteo Mary St Declan's Kilmacthomas 1500 metres and Katie Nolke Ursuline high jump are both on the Irish team
National Senior League
Waterford County teams did very well in Santry on Sunday in rd 2 of the National League,the women were 1st on 118 points and the men were second on 103.,both have made the final in Tullamore on Saturday July 20 th. Winners in the individual events were,Women;triple jump, Grace Furlong,long jump: Emily O’Mahony Steeplechase: Molly Hutchinson 200m, Katie Murphy, high jump Kylie Heinen, 400m hurdles, Denise O'Connor Relay 4x100m: (Emily O'Mahony, Grace Furlong, Lisa Houlihan and Katie Murphy ).Men;hammer,Shane Scanlon,3000m steeplechase,Fergus O'Brien 800m Andrew Connick, a 2nd in the 200m for Eoin Kenny with a photo finish for second place.Athletes placed from 2nd to 8th all got points down the line also.
Munster Juvenile B Results
The following were the Waterford results at the Munster B Juvenile Championships in Ennis last Sunday.For Ferrybank Mia Casey won the 80 metres and was third in the long jump u 14, Annabelle Walsh won the u 14 high jump,Scott Windle was third u 10 long jump,Isabella Doyle 3rd 60 m u 10, for Blackwater Patrick Power won the u 9 turbo javelin and Fionn O'Mhurchu West Waterford won the boys under 15 high jump.At the National u 12 relay championships on Saturday in Tullamore Finnisk Valley u 12 girls team were second.
Rás Na Rinne Report
120 competed in the 27 th Annual Murrays Bar Rás Na Rinne over 6 miles in Ring last Friday evening and first home was Raivis Zakis in 32 minutes 21 seconds,Damien Murphy was second in 33.02 and Daryl Kearns third in 33.09 all West Waterford.First lady home was Kealy Tideswell Clonmel in 38.11,Natalie Sheehan West Waterford was second in 38.54 and Elaine Horgan Clonmel third in 41.31.Category winners Men;M40 Mark Basquille Mayo, M45 Benny Hahesy Carrick on Suir,M50 Eugene O'Keeffe do,M55 Ray Hahesy West Waterford,M60,Joe Gough do.Ladies F35 Sinéad Ni Fhaolain West Waterford,F40 Eveleen Drohan do,F45 Maria White do,F50 Onra Power do,F55 Stephanie Ilsley St Nicholas It was race 8 of the Intersport Elvery's/Asics Series
Pink Rock 10 km
150 competed in the Annual Pink Rock 10 km in the New Ross /Glenmore area last Sunday and first home was Niall Sheehan Gowran in 33.05,James Kelly Castlecomer was second in 33.43 and Tom O'Reilly Portlaoise was third in 34.07. First lady home was Sally Forristal St Joseph's in 36.39, Caoilte Malone Thomastown was second in 38.37 and Vivien Fennelly Kings River was third in 39.36
July Track and Field Fixtures
Saturday 13th and 14 th final two days of All Ireland Juvenile Championships Tullamore ,Saturday 20 th Schools International Swansea, Sunday 21 st All Ireland B Juvenile Championships and relays Tullamore. Saturday Sunday July 26th and Sunday 27th All Ireland Senior Championships Santry (Thomas Barr makes his return to competion here.