Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

hree National Indoor titles won

A small number of athletes from West Waterford and Ferrybank competed
at the National Junior Indoor and under 23 Championships in Athlone on
Sunday last and they came away winning three junior titles.Two of
these were won by athletes from West Waterford AC in the junior pole
vaults. Megan O'Connor cleared 3 metres to win her event while Yuri
Kanass tied for first place on 4 metres. For Ferrybank  Paul Murphy
was a very easy and impressive winner of the 400 metres in a personal
best time of 48.03 seconds and Neasa Murphy was third in the high jump
with 1.60 metres,she was defending the title she won last year with
1,68 metres. Other placings included Jamie Fennell West Waterford 4 th
pole vault, Megan Dunford 4 th pole vault,Sean Curran 5 th in 1500
metres and Steven Walsh Ferrybank 5 th in 200 metres final. Unluckiest
athlete of the day was Ben Kiely  Ferrybank a strong fancy for the 400
metres under 23 but having won his heat was disqualified for a lane
infringement

Frank Leahy Memorial 5 Miles.

170 competed in the Annual Frank Leahy Memorial 5 miles road race in
the city on Sunday last in aid of St Paul's Parish. It resulted in a
dead heat for first place between Frank Quinlan and Trevor Power both
Waterford AC in 26.58, Emmet Kelly Waterford Triathlon Club was third
in 28.17  Kate Nolan Focus on Fitness was first lady home in 32.28
,Jennifer Murphy do was second in 34.20 and Diane Behan Waterford AC
was third in 35.19.
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John Treacy 10 Miles in Dungarvan

The 24 th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10. Miles road race takes place
on Sunday next starting at  Dungarvan Sports Centre at 1.30 p.m.
entries closed since November 2014, no entries on race day,2100
compete

 East Munster Schools Cross Country

On Friday next with a 12.30 pm start at St Augustine's College
Abbeyside the East Munster Secondary Schools Cross Country
Championships go ahead with many athletes from Waterford Schools and
Colleges competing in,minor,junior,intermediate and senior grades boys
and girls
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Indoor Meeting

Nenagh Olympic A.C. will be holding their 2 nd open competition for
athletes U/9 to U/12 in Nenagh Indoor Stadium on Saturday 31 st
January with High Jump starting at 11.30am & Track events at 12 noon.
Full programme on Munster Athletics Website

Munster Star Awards Banquet

The Golf Resort Hotel in Blarney is the venue on Saturday next for the
Munster Star Awards Banquet.Waterford athletes receiving awards are as
follows; Juvenile Track and Field James Murphy Waterford AC and
Siobhan Whelan Ferrybank AC Juvenile Cross Country Sean Curran, West
Waterford International Award Joe Gough do, Best Club in senior road
and cross country  West Waterford, best master's track and field Club
Waterford AC, Kelly Proper gets a special award. Another award to go
to Waterford this year is the Patsy O'Connor  Award and it goes to
Michael Gregan who has served the County as an outstanding
Officer/Official over the years.

Road Races in early February

, Saturday week February 7 th Anne Valley 5 Miles Run and Walk Dunhill
12 noon, ( Walk starts 10 am ) Saturday Feb 14 th Mt Juliet 10 km and
Half Marathon 11 am.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

National Junior & u 23 Indoor Championships

Congratulations to Paul Murphy who had a splendid win in the National Junior 400m today in a pb of 48.04. Neasa Murphy was jumping very well and secured bronze in the high jump. Stephen Walsh had two pb's in the 200m for fifth in junior event. Sean Whittle had a fine run in the junior 400m as had Richard Lucas in the u 23 800m. Spare a thought for Ben Kiely who cruised to a very easy heat win in the u 23 400m and looked a dead cert for gold in the final only to learn that he was disqualifed in the heat due to a lane infringement. Well done to everyone.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Many Munster titles won by Waterford athletes

Nenagh was the venue on Sunday for the Munster Senior and Master's
Indoor Championships as well as the junior pole vaults and triple
jumps and Waterford athletes collected medals in all three especially
the master's The sole winner at senior level was Stephen Walsh
Ferrybank AC in the 400 metres in 52.16 seconds, junior pole vault
titles were won by Megan O'Connor 2.80 metres and Yuri Kanass West
Waterford  4.20 metres and Seamie Fennell also from West Waterford
was second behind Kanass while Grace Furlong Waterford was third in
the triple jump equalling her personal best

Eleven Master's titles

West Waterford in the Master's section had two athletes who had
trebles that man again Joe Gough showing no signs of tiredness after
his exertions on Saturday in Athlone won in the over 60.grade  200,800
and 1500 metres while in the ladies Terri Gough was first in the
60,200 and 800 metres over 70,Harry O'Brien won the over 50 1500
metres and Ray Hahessy was third in the 3000 metres over 50. Doubles
were recorded by two Waterford AC athletes Brendan Leahy 60 and 200
metres over 35 and Paschal Halley long jump and 800 metres over 45.
For Ferrybank Tom Boucher was second in both the shot putt and weight
throw over 35 and Pat Kennedy was was second in the shot putt over 60.

Celtic Games.

A number of Waterford athletes competed in the Celtic Games meeting in
Dunboyne on Sunday with Órna Murray Ferrybank on the Irish under 23
team  but she finished down the field. Three others ran in Development
teams Sean Curran West Waterford and Barry Keane Waterford AC under 20
where they finished 13 th and 14 th respectively while Miceál Power
Waterford AC was 15 th under 17.

Another Irish Masters title for Joe

In Athlone on Saturday last Joe Gough West Waterford AC won the
National Over 50 Combined Events Indoor title with a total of 1581
points. In second last place going into the final event he ran a
terrific1000 metres to seal the victory he also won the title last
year

 Colligan Cup

130 competed in the 27 th Annual Colligan Cup Run in Colligan Wood on
Sunday and the winner was Dermot Dwyer. the shield was won by the
first lady home Mary Harney and Clare Fitzpatrick won the Victor
Mullins Trophy and the Albert Mc Grath Newsagent's Juvenile Shield was
won by Ronan Mansfield

Waterford Secondary Schools Cross Country

In ideal conditions on Thursday last the Waterford Schools Cross
Country Championships went ahead in St Augustine's College Grounds
Abbeyside ande entries were well up on last year and many schools got
among the medals individual and team. The following were the winners;
Minor Girls 1 Tara Ramasawmy Presentation Convent,2 Lucy Holmes Árd
Scoil na n Deise 3 Emer Mc Glynn Ursuline Team Ard Scoil na n Deise
Junior 1 Lyndsey Mc Guire Ursuline Convent, 2 Emily Gough do 3 Nell
Murphy do  Team Ursuline  Intermediate 1 Aoife Ni Urmholtaigh Mean
Scoil San Nioclás, An Rinn, 2 D ni Sheanlaoich St Augustine's 3
Hannah De Paor Mean Scoil San Nioclas Team St Aiugustine's Senior 1
Órla Queally Árd Scoil Na Mara Tramore. 2 Emer O'Brien Blackwater CS
Lismore  3 Kristin Meade Ursuline Team Ard Scoil na n Deise. Minor
Boys  1 Jake Bagge Árd Scoil na Mara, 2 Cormac Mahony CBS Dungarvan 3
Michael Troy St Augustine's Team Junior 1 Aaron Donnelly Abbey
Community College,2 Cian O'Riordan CBS Dungarvan 3  Shane O'Neill De
La Salle  Team Abbey CC Intermediate 1 David Mc Glynn De La Salle,2
Jamie Murphy St Declan's Kilmacthomas 3 Niall Blackwell CBS Dungarvan
Team St Declan's Senior1 Shane O'Riordan CBS Dungarvan.2 Fiachra
O'Mahony De La Salle 3 Tadg Brennan do Team De La Salle All Round Cup
Girls Ard Scoil na n Deise,Boys Tie between De La Salle and CBS
Dungarvan. The East Munster Schools Championships are in St
Augustine's on Friday January 30 th at 12.30 pm.

National and Local Fixture on Sunday.

On Sunday next January 25 th the National Junior and u 23 Indoor
Championships are in  Athlone and there is expected to be a sizeable
entry from Waterford the first event is at 10 am on the track and
first field event at 11 am, full timetable on Athletics Ireland
Website. Here at home at 1 pm on Sunday the Annual Frank Leahy
Memorial 5 miles Road Race in aid of St Paul's Parish starts near
Paddy Browne's Road, Lismore Park in the City and entries from 11.30
am at The Craftsman Lounge The run will be preceded by a walk at 12.30
pm.

 Munster AGM
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The 2014 Munster Athletic Convention will take place on this Saturday
24 th January 2015 in the Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Award for Michael Gregan

At the recent county board meeting, it was decided that the Patsy
O’Connor award will be presented to Michael Gregan of Tramore. The
Munster award is presented to someone who has served their county as
an outstanding officer/official over the years and Michael will be
Waterford’s first recipient of the award.Michael has been involved in
the sport of athletics for almost 40 years.  During that time he has
been involved in a broad range of roles across the athletics spectrum.
Over the decades Michael has regularly filled board roles at club,
county, provincial and national level.  He served on the National
Executive, beside his late wife Marie, while also holding roles on the
Munster Council. Michael has and continues to be actively involved
with the coaching of athletics. While primarily based with Tramore AC,
Michael is also actively involved with local schools where he provides
coaching to many. Congratulations are in order to Michael.there were
two other nominations Tom Prendergast and Fintan Walsh.

Winter League

The Winter League will continue on this Thursday at 7 pm at the RSC in
the City and continue every Thursday.

Road Races in early February

Sunday February 1 st John Treacy 10 miles Dungarvan 1 pm entries
closed, Saturday February 7 th Anne Valley 5 Miles Run and Walk
Dunhill 12 noon, ( Walk starts 10 am ) Saturday Feb 14 th Mt Juliet 10
km and Half Marathon 11 am.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Aisling Quinn wins Munster Junior XC

Well done to Aisling Quinn who was a runaway winner of the Munster Junior XC today in Carriganore. Well done to all our juveniles on the county xc relay teams also .

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Munster Indoor Championships in Nenagh

The Indoor season kicks off on Sunday next January 4 th in Nenagh with
the Munster Junior and u 23 Championships and Juvenile Combined Events
 This will be a long day and many athletes from Waterford clubs will
be involved, first event at 10 am and full timetable on Munster
Athletics Website.

Further January fixtures.

Munster Senior,Junior and Juvenile Inter County Relay Cross Country
Championships WIT Sports Campus, Carriganore, Sunday January 11 th,
National Combined Events all categories Athlone, Saturday January 17
th th, Munster Senior and Masters Indoor Championships Nenagh 10.30 am
 Sunday January 18 th,National Junior Indoors Athlone Sunday January
25 th  national Junior and u 23 Championships Athlone.

Dungarvan Races.

 The 27 th Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup takes place in
Colligan Wood.outside Dungarvan on Sunday January 18 th at 2 pm
preceded by a juvenile run at 1 pm.The 24 th Annual John Treacy
Dungarvan 10 Miles Road Race.starts at Dungarvan Sports Centre 1.30
p.m on Sunday February 1 st.entries closed since November 2014.no
entries on race day.

County Board Meeting

All clubs are reminded of a County Board meeting at St Augustine's
College Abbeyside on Friday January 9 th at 7.30 pm.

Winter League

The Winter League will resume on January 8 th at 7 pm at the RSC in the City

Munster Awards

Waterford figures very prominently in the Munster Awards for 2014
which will be presented at a Banquet in Blarney Golf Resort Hot Co
Cork on January 31 st 2015. The following are those included; Juvenile
Track and Field James Murphy Waterford AC and Siobhan Whelan Ferrybank
AC Juvenile Cross Country Sean Curran, West Waterford International
Award Joe Gough do,Best Club in senior road and cross country  West
Waterford and best Master's track and field Club Waterford AC. Another
award to go to Waterford this year is the Patsy O'Connor  Award. The
recipient of this Award will have served their County as an
outstanding Officer/Official over the years. This person will be
chosen at County Board meeting on January 9 th and clubs can send in
their nomination-one per club - to County Board Secretary before the
meeting

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Baldy Man Run

The Annual Baldy Man Run in Tramore will be on Sunday next December 28
th at 1 pm in aid of  The Arch Club and entries can now be made at
Total Timing .ie and will also be taken on the day from 11 am at the
Majestic Hotel.

St  Stephen's Day Run in Clonmel

The Annual 4 Miles Road Race is in Clonmel on St Stephen's Day at 12
noon.Entries/Registration and changing facilities will be at The
Vocational School, The Mall, Clonmel. For further information, please
contact – Niall O Sullivan – 086 1660888

Flag Days

Final reminder to all members of Waterford AC members of the clubs
AnnualFlag Days on Saturday and Sunday next December 27 th and 28th

 New Year Fixtures

Munster Junior and u 23 Indoor Championships and Juvenile Indoor
Combined Events Nenagh  Sunday January 4 th,10 am, Munster
Senior,Junior and Juvenile Inter County Relay Cross Country
Championships WIT Sports Campus, Carriganore, Sunday January 11 th,
National Combined Events all categories Athlone, Saturday January 17
th, Munster Senior and Masters Indoor Championships Nenagh  Sunday
January 18 th 10.30 am,National Junior Indoors Athlone

Great Year

2014 was yet another great year for Irish Athletics with medals being
won at the European Track and Field Championships and European Cross
Country Championships Mark English was third in the 800 metres final
at the European Track and Field Championships and the Irish ladies
team was third in the European Cross Country Championships.Here in
Waterford Thomas Barr Ferrybank had the distinction of setting a new
European record for the 400 metres hurdles in Geneva which lasted for
a short time and of beating the World record holder in that event at a
race in Dublin during the year. He was then joined by Kelly Proper at
the European Championships and both did extremely well reaching the
semi finals in their individual events and running terrific relay legs
also. David McCarthy West Waterford competed at the World Indoor
Championships, Órna Murray at the European U 23 X Country, Niamh Mc
Nicol at the World Juniors both Ferrybank, Frank Quinlan and Sylvia
Malone Waterford and Philip harty West Waterford at British Master's
Cross Country and Hayley Fitzsimmons at the World Wheelchair and
Amputee Games  In addition Thomas Barr in the 400 metres hurdles Kelly
Proper in the 200 metres and long jump and Cara Kennedy in the hammer
all from Ferrybank AC won Irish senior titles. Many under 23, junior,
juvenile and masters National titles were won by athletes from
Waterford clubs and in all grades Waterford athletes competed on Irish
teams. Joe Gough West Waterford of course won the European masters 800
metres title over 60.Lots of athletic events were held all over the
county.week in week out.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Bronze medals for Irish women at European Cross Country.
Once again as so often in the past athletes have won medals at a major
event for Ireland. The senior Irish women’s team won a brilliant
bronze team medal at the European Cross country Championships in
Samokov, Bulgaria on Sunday, last. The team made up of Fionnuala
Britton (Kilcoole AC), Sara Treacy (Dunboyne AC), Michelle Finn
(Leevale AC), Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC), Siobhan O ’Doherty
(Borrisokane AC) and Laura Crowe (An Riocht AC) combined to place
third with a score of 87 points. Doherty finished second in the
Waterford Half Marathon on Saturday week and is well known in the
Waterford area.This was Ireland' 7 team medal at these championships
since they began in 1994.Irish team captain Ann-Marie McGlynn said “I
am thrilled, I knew coming in that we had a chance. I am just so
delighted for the girl’s, we have really gelled as a team and this is
just brilliant to get a team medal, I am delighted” At the front of
the field Britton was aiming for a third European cross country title
in the space of four years having won the title in 2011 and 2012. She
was always to the fore in a fast paced race as the Great Britain & NI
athletes Kate Avery and Gemma Steel battled it out for the individual
title with Steel coming out the victor. Track specialist Bahta of
Sweden swept through the field on the final lap to place third.Despite
her best efforts Britton finished in sixth place in a time of 28.59,
one place behind last year’s champion Sophie Duarte of France. Britton
said “On the last lap, with the other two girls away (Steel & Avery),
it was a medal race and I really just wanted to get that medal. I
tried really hard but my legs just weren’t going. I battled all the
way as I knew every place mattered and I would be devastated if I had
of lost it for the team

Órna runs well under 23.

In the senior men's race {Paul Pollock had a very respectable 23 rd
placing while Waterford's sole representative on the Irish teams Órna
Murray Ferrybank AC in the under 23 race ran very well and was the
first Irish athlete in 40 th place. In the under 23 men's race Kevin
Dooney was 18 th the first Irishman home,he was home from the USA
after a busy season but two other USA based athletes our own Shane
Quinn and Jake Byrne were not available.

Cooper has good result in USA

Kevin Cooper competed in the Boston University Season Opener over 3000
metres last week and had a very good effort finishing second in 8
minutes 19.30 seconds ,the race as won by in 8.14.42

Zakis wins.

140 competed in the Annual Clean Zone Technology Paddy Joe Curran
Memorial 5 miles road race on the Youghal Road Dungarvan on Sunday
Last. First home was Ravis Zakis in 27 minutes 48 seconds, Kevin
Kenneally was second in 28.16 and Rory Wyley third in 28.36,Corina
Walsh was first lady home in 33.33, Tata Rhatigan was second in 34.54
and Deirdre Ansboro was third in 35.37,.proceeds to West Waterford
Hospice.

Baldy Man Run

The Annual Baldy Man Run in Tramore will be on Sunday December 28 that
1 pm in aid of Arch Club and entries can now be made at Total Timing

Winter League

The Winter League continues at the RSC this Thursday at 7 pm
and.breaks then until the new year

Flag Days

Reminder to all members of Waterford AC members of the clubs Annual
Flag Days on Saturday and Sunday December 27 t and 28

 New Year Fixtures

Munster Junior and u 23 Indoor Championships and Juvenile Indoor
Combined Events Nenagh  Sunday January 4 th,10 am, Munster Senior,
Junior and Juvenile Inter County Relay Cross Country Championships WIT
Sports Campus, Carriganore, Sunday January 11 th, National Combined
Events all categories Athlone, Saturday January 17 th, Munster Senior
and Masters Indoor Championships Nenagh  Sunday January 18 th 10.30
am,National Junior Indoors Athlo

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Fintan Walsh's latest blog

Fagan the favourite wins Waterford AC Half Marathon easily.


Over 1500 completed the 6 th Annual Waterford AC Half Marathon on
Saturday last in the city and surrounding areas and the entries came
from all over Ireland and of course a huge entry from Waterford city
and county and it was a most enjoyable event with crowds out around
the course and at the finish..Pre race favourite the vastly
experienced Martin Fagan Mullingar Hrs lived up to the tag and scored
a runaway victory in a good time of 64 minutes 16 seconds leading from
the gun, Cillian O'Leary Raheny,Dublin was second in 68.36 and Eoin
O'Callaghan Star of the Sea Co Meath was third in 68.57 the leading
Waterford athlete was Trevor Power 7 th in 70.09. The leading fancy in
the ladies race also obliged as Lizzie Lee Leevale had a personal best
of 74.30 in winning in front of Siobhán Doherty Borrisokane timed at
76.35 and Pauline Curley Tullamore was third in 80.09  Following were
the category winners. Men M 40 Frank Quinlan ( Waterford ) M 45 John
Murphy ( Grange Fermoy )  M 50  Eddie Newman ( Mullingar Hrs ) M 55
Tom Halpin ( Ballynonty ) M 60 Joe Gough ( West Waterford ) Women F 35
Adele Walsh ( St Senan's ) F 40 Ann.Marie Holland ( St Finbarr's)  F
45 Diane Behan ( Waterford ) F 50 Jacinta Brazil do F 55 Bernadette
Mitchell ( Balance Fitness )..The organisers wish to thank the
Gardai,Coast Guard, Order of Malta, lead cyclists all the various
stewards and members of other voluntary bodies around the course.the
Management of WIT Sports Campus all the sponsors The race was started
by Cllr Lola O;Sullivan Mayor of the Waterford Metropolitan area and
all the results can be found on Total Timing and the vast majority of
feedback was very complimentary of the event. Also on Saturday Ravis
Zakis West Waterford was second in the Clonakilty Marathon in 2 hrs 38
minutes..

National Cross Country Details

Santry Demesne was the venue on Sunday last for the National Novice
and Juvenile Cross Country Championships and at juvenile level West
Waterford AC fared best of the local clubs. Their girls under 13 squad
were third in the inter club section and Con Willans was 9 th overall
in the under 11 race and was a member of the winning Munster
team.Others from West Waterford to figure on winning Munster teams
were Sean Curran and Shane O'Riordan u 19, Cian O'Riordan u 15 and
Cormac O'Mahony and Oisin O'Riordan u 13. For Waterford AC Barry Keane
was 12 under 19 and was on the winning Munster team being the second
scorer.

European Cross Country

Ireland will have teams competing at the European Cross Country
Championships in Samokov Bulgaria on Sunday next and Órna Murray
Ferrybank is on the under 23 team Fionnula Britton runs in the senior
race attempting to win the title for the third time she was 4 th last
year.

Sunday's run in the Dungarvan area.

The 6th annual Clean Zone Technology ltd sponsored Paddy Joe Curran
memorial Turkey Trot 5 mile charity run will take place on Sunday next
December 14th at 12 noon.There will also be a walk over a distance of
4 miles on the day which also gets under way immediately after the
race start..   Entry to the race is open to all over 16. The entries
for the race will be taken at the Marine Bar, Cork Road outside
Dungarvan and the distance for the run is 5 miles. The run is being
held to raise funds for West Waterford hospice.

Baldy Man Run

The Annual Baldy Man Run in Tramore will be on Sunday December 28 th
at 1 pm in aid of Arch Club and entries can now be made at Total
Timing or on the day more details next week.

Winter League

The Winter League continues at the RSC this Thursday at 7 pm and
please come along in good time and wear clear reflective clothing.

Flag Days

Early reminder to all members of Waterford AC members of the clubs
Annual Flag Days on Saturday and Sunday December 27 t and 28

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Fintan Walsh's latest blog.

Waterford AC Annual Half Marathon on Saturday
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A record entry of 1750 has been received for the Annual Waterford AC
Half Marathon which starts at 10 am on Saturday next from WIT Sports
Campus, Carriganore over a new course this year and finishes there
also. Leading the male entries is Martin Fagan  Mullingar who has a
60.57 half to his credit and leading the ladies is Lizzie Lee  Leevale
who has a best of 64.48. This event is a major undertaking for the
organisers and even at this stage marshals etc are required and anyone
available should be at the start by 9 am.. Any of those who have
entered and who find for some reason they cannot compete on the day
are asked not to transfer their number to someone else as this causes
major problems with the results process. Full map of the course on
Waterford Half Marathon Website There will be traffic delays on the
morning at places like Old Kilmeaden Road, Tyrconnell Avenue  Lismore
Park,Cork Road, Witches Lane ,Ballybeg ,Lacken Road, Green Road
Tramore Road etc

National Cross Country on Sunday

Santry Demesne in Dublin is the location Sunday for the National
Novice Men and Women's Cross Country Championships and also the boys
and girls under 9,11,13,15,17 and 19. Athletes from Waterford clubs
will compete in some of the categories full programme available on
Athletics Ireland Website

National award for Thomas Barr..

Thomas Barr Ferrybank AC won the Inspirational Performance of the Year
on Irish Soil Award at the National Awards Ceremony in Dublin last
week/ The award was a new addition to the annual awards and was
decided solely by the Irish Athletics Community via an online poll on
the Athletics Ireland website. Barr performance in beating the
reigning World Champion and setting a new stadium record of 48.94 at
the Morton Games was deemed the most inspirational performance of the
year on Irish soil for 2014. His performance was one of many
outstanding ones he achieved in the year
European Bronze Medallist Mark English (UCD AC) was named as the
Athlete of the Year

USA win

On Thanksgiving Day November 27 th many road races were held all over
the New United States. In the Upper Saddle River 5 Km in New Jersey
Kevin Cooper Ferrybank AC and Brown University and Providence College
led a huge field of 1700  home winning the event in 15 minutes 2.91
seconds well clear of the second athlete home.

Munster Cross Country

Athletes from Waterford clubs competed in the Munster Cross Country
fixture in Watergrasshill Co Cork on Sunday last. In the juvenile B
championships KCK had some good results. Padraig Fitzgerald was 3 rd
in the u 13 championship and his brother Seamus was 5 th in the same
race, Ellen Boylan was 5 th  under 9 and Roisín Dunphy was 10 th u 15
In the inter club section in the girls under 15 KCK were third
club.West Waterford had a 4 th with Kevin Dower under 9 and Sophie
Crotty was 12 th u 9,Sarah Stone Tramore was 5 th u 13 and Corey
Scanlon Finisk Valley was 6 th u 9. In Inter County team competitions
Waterford were third in the girls under 11 and girls under 13.In the
master's men's race PJ Scollard Waterord AC was first Waterford
athlete home in 20 th place  and Siobhán Boylan KCK was first home 14
th place

Órna Murray on Irish team

On December 13 th in Bulgaria the European Cross Country Championships
take place for senior, under 23 and junior athletes and Órna Murray
Ferrybank AC has been selected on the Irish under 23 team. Leading the
senior team will be Fionnula Britton twice winner of the event and
fourth last year while Paul Pollock leads the men's senior team. Cross
Country is an excellent athletic event as it covers individual and
team competition with all who finish contributing to their teams
points total and Irish teams have figured prominently in these
European championships.This year it was felt that the Irish under 23
men's team would be definite medal prospects but with two of the most
prominent members USA based Shane Quinn and Jake Byrne not making
themselves available it would seem that chance has gone, one wonders
why they have decided not to run as Kevin Dooney who finished a few
places behind Quinn and in front of Byrne in the recent American
Collegiate Cross Country Championship is running and should secure a
good placing as his fitness is guaranteed.Athletes running Cross
Country have just two major events to aim to compete in the Europeans
and World Cross Country.
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Death

The death took place on Sunday November 30 th of Mr Eddie Ryan,
Ballyvellon Dunhill, father of Mary Ryan Jennings Waterford
AC.Deceased was a very well known sportsman and was a fine cyclist in
his day riding with Southern Sprinters Cycling Club. All in Waterford
athletics send their sympathy to Mary and her mother May and family.

Other Fixtures

Saturday December 13 th  Schools Combined Events International Glasgow
also European Cross Country Championships Bulgaria

Early January Fixtures

Munster Juvenile Combined Events Championships, Sunday 4 th January
2015 in Nenagh Indoor Stadium @ 10 am sharp.  Juvenile Cross Country
Relays & Senior & Junior Cross Country Championships, Sunday 11th
January 2015 in WIT,