In another top class International 400 metres hurdles race in the Birmingham Diamond League meeting last Sunday Thomas Barr finished 5th in 50.16 seconds in blustery conditions.With 100 metres to go Thomas was well back but then came through strongly but too late to bother the leaders. His great rival Yasmani Coppello a Cuban running with Turkey won in 47.80 and a 19 year old Brazilian Alison Santos was second in 49.20 and David Kendziera USA who won in Cork mid week was third in 49.29. It would appear that Thomas will have to improve his mid race pace as he prepares for the World Championships in Doha in late September,he runs in the Paris Diamond League next Saturday.In Birmingham on Sunday Mark English Donegal won the 800 metres in a very fast time of 1.45.80.
National Community Games Finals
Waterford did very well at the National Community Games finals in Limerick last week end and Aglish/Ballinameela Community in particular had good results .They had a win with their girsl u 12 relay team the members being Ava Flavin,Brooke Dunford, Suin Mernin ,Kate Kelly and Lisha Cummims, Corey Scanlon was second in the u14 shot putt, Eddie Raicevic was also second in the u 12 100 metres and Ava Flavin was 4th in the u 12 100 metres, Leah Fennell KCK was second in the u 8 60 metres and Thomas Maher Portlaw/Ballyduff was 4th in the Ball Throw. Waterford also won both long puck titles the girls with Kaci Brazil Clonea/Rathgormack and the boys with Leo Mulhall Aglish/Ballinameela.
All Ireland Master's titles won.
Tullamore was the venue on Sunday last for the All Ireland Master's Track and Field Championships for men and women in various age groups.The following had doubles Nicola Tighe over 40 hurdles and high jump,Tom O'Brien o 50 long and high jump both Waterford and Joe Gough West Waterford o65 200 and 400 metres,Terri Gough also West Waterford won the 100 metres,shot putt and hammer o 70 and was second in the 200 metres, Anna De Courcey Waterford won the high jump o 45, Liz Colcough do was second in the hurdles o 40 and the Waterford women's 4x400 metres relay team were third. Shirley Fennelly Tramore was second in the javelin and long jump o 50.
Glaxo Smithkline 5 Miles Report.
210 competed in the 20 th Annual Glaxo Smithkline 5 miles road race in Dungarvan last Friday evening and Raivis Zaikis was first home n 27 minutes 5 seconds, Pat Hennessy was second in 27.10 both West Waterford and Derek Walsh Ck on Suir was third in 27.22.First lady home was Sally Forristal St Joseph's in 29.43, Angela Mc Cann Clonmel was second in 30.04 and Natalie Sheehan West Waterford was third in 32.22 Category winners were Men; M40 Danny Smyth Co Tipperary,M45 Darren Flynn Grange/Fermoy, M50 John Murphy do, M 55 Ger Moloney St. Pauls ,M60 Anthony Dwyer West Waterford,Junior Conor Mullaney do.Ladies F35 Debra Doherty West Waterford AC ,F40 Elaine Horgan Clonmel ,F45 Teresa Cunningham,Nore Valley,F50 Onra Power West Waterford,F55 Stephanie Ilsley St. Nicholas,Junior Carla Fanning Waterford .It was race 11 of the Intersport Elvery's/Asics Series.Proceeds to WUH Coronary Care Unit.
Morton Games on Wednesday
Santry Stadium is the venue on Wednesday evening for the Annual Morton International Games with many top class athletes competing the first event is at 7.30 pm and the feature events will be The Morton Mile for men and the women's 800 metres..
Road Race on Friday
The 2nd Annual Ballinameela 5k is coming up on Friday next August 30th at 7pm and again its part of the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series Entries in Ballinameela from 6 pm for all athletes over 16 on the day.
Three European Championships took place in July and once again Irish athletes came home from each of them with medals. At the European Youth Olympics Dublin born Rhasidat Adeleke won the 100 and 200 metres,at the Under 20 Championships there were three medals won, two silver by Kate O'Connor Dundalk in the heptathlon and Sarah Healy Blackrock,Dublin in the1500 metres and a bronze by Darragh Mc Elhinney Bantry in the 5000 metres and and at the under 23 a bronze in the 800 metres by Nadia Power Templeogue. On a regular basis Irish athletes never leave major events empty handed.
Road Races in September .
Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Run 5 km Saturday14th Waterford Airport,10 am, Saturday 21 st Annual Croppy Boy 10 km and 5 km walk in Passage East 2 pm Vadrafjord 5 miles Fun Run/Walk 1pm The Mall Waterford, Sep 22nd,.The Cill Barra 5 km due to be held on Friday September 6 th has been postponed.
European Masters Championships
The above Championships are in Jessolo in Italy from September 5 th to 17 th
A reminder to all clubs that the September transfer window is fast approaching. Clubs should ensure transfer forms are with County Secretary Cait Caulfield by this Friday August 23 rd
The Annual County Athletic Board Convention takes place on Monday September 9th in WIT Sports Campus, Carriganore at 8pm. If any club has motions they would like added to the agenda, please forward them to County Secretary Cait Caulfield before Friday Sept 6th.