Friday, 24 October 2014

Training Mid Term Break

No evening training next week. Sessions at the RSC Tue & Wed 10.30am for the athletes going to MUN XC and also the older sprints / jumps / hurdles group.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Munster Cross Country season begins.

The Munster Championship Cross Country season begins on Sunday next in
Turnpike,Two Mile Borris County Tipperary and Waterford will be very
well represented at the fixture The races are for boys and girls under
10,12,14,16,18 and Novice Men and Women and the first event is at
11.30 am the girls under 10.. County teams have been entered for
Novice women (4 to score), Novice men (6 to score) and U 23 women (3
to score) The following are the teams.Novice Women: Órna Murray
Ferrybank AC, Sylvia Malone, Claudia Lane Mary, Emma Brent, Jenny
O'Loughlin, Niamh Tebay, Siobhain Heylin all Waterford AC and Siobhain
Boylan KCK AC, U 23 Women: Jenny O'Loughlin, Niamh Tebay, Siobhain
Heylin all Waterford AC and Órna Murray Ferrybank AC Novice Men: Noel
Murphy, Des Colbert, Brian Swaby, Richard Hayes, PJ Scollard, Ian
Grant All Waterford AC, Gary Cantwell KCK AC, Damien Murphy and Sean
Stilwell West Waterford AC. The village is located on the L4202 road
at the junction with the Ballyduff Road, close to the N 75 and 7.5 km
(4.7 mi) from Thurles Town Centre. It is also situated 1.5 km from
junction 5 of the M 8 motorway.

Autumn Open Cross Country

A number of athletes from Waterford competed at the Autumn Open Cross
Country in the Phoenix Park in Dublin last Sunday and several had good
performances. Órna Murray Ferrybank was 4 th overall in the 5 km race
and Andrew Connick do was 8 th in the 8 km run. Two athletes were
placed second in their categories. Philip Harty West Waterford over
35, and Sylvia Malone Waterford o 40, Frank Quinlan Waterford was
third o 40 and  Brian Murphy Carrick AC Finished 6 th o 35  and all
four have qualified to compete in the 5 Nation's International in
Nottingham on November 23 rd.

 USA news

The Providence College men's cross country team finished 11th out of
34 teams at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Friday, Oct. 17 in
Madison, Wis. Shane Quinn finished 10th overall and was the first
Providence athlete to finish. Quinn finished in a time of 23:56 over
the 8 km course.The race was won by Maxim Korolev Stanford in 23.43

Schools Events

In November the Schools Combined Event Championships will be held.
First up is are the Munster's on November 5 th in Nenagh 11 am
junior, intermediate and senior and they are followed by the All
Ireland's on November 15 th in Athlone.

Credit Union Award

The monthly Credit Union award for September has gone to Oliver
Mullally St Senan's. During the month Oliver who competes in the under
19 age group won the junior cross country races in both Adamstown Co
Wexford and Kilmacow. Monthly awards are presented for performances in
a particular month only whereas the Supreme Award at end of year takes
in the Best Overall performance of the year involving athletes in
under 13 age group up to under 19 age group. Under 12 athletes are not
eligible.for consideration. Clubs are asked to send in nominations for
each month to County PRO for athletes they consider worthy of
consideration but these nominations only to come from one appointed
person in each club

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

County Championships Day 2  Winners

All clubs in the County were represented at the County Cross Country
Championship fixture in St Augustine's College Abbeyside on Sunday
last in brilliant weather conditions. The entries were quite good in
most of the races and all clubs figured in the medals. The winner of
the Men's Novice title was Damien Murphy with Sean Stillwell second
and Shane O'Riordan third all West Waterford and West Waterford won
the team prize. First home in the ladies novice was Órla Queally F/B,
Jennie O'Loughlin was second and Niamh Tebay third both Waterford and
Waterford won the team title.The Men's Master's title went to Michael
O'Mahony Waterford , Mossie Keogh West Waterford was second and Jim
Baldwin Waterford was third and Waterford were team winner's. Corina
Walsh West Waterford won the ladies masters crown with Claude Mary
Lane Waterford second and Siobhan Boylan KCK  third ,West Waterford
won the team section.

Juvenile Details

In the juvenile section athletes who had won the previous week were
again in the winner's enclosure and these were Jake Coffey and Jake
Bagge Ferrybank, Lynsey McGuire Waterford and Aoife Hamilton West
Waterford and West Waterford won six team titles and Ferrybank three
Results; Girls u 9 1 Aoibhe Lynch Ferrybank 2 Aoibhín Donnelly Finisk
Valley.3 Emer Griffin do Teams 1 Ferrybank 2 Waterford, u 11 1 Ellen
Boylan KCK 2 Ally Cunningham WW 3 Caoimhe Prendergast do Teams 1 WW  2
WW 3 KCK. u 13  1 Lucy Holmes WW 2 Mary Kate Prendergast do 3 Una
O'Brien Tramore Teams 1 WW 2 Wat 3 KCK, u 15 1 Lynsey Mc Guire Wat 2
Zoe Kiely F/B 3 Rena Behan KCK, Teams 1 F/B 2 Wat 3 KCK. u 17 1 Aoife
Hamilton WW 2 Hannah Power do 3 Darina Ni Sheanlaoich do Team 1 WW.2
WW Boys u 9 1 Nathan Mackey Wat 2 Cory Scanlon F/V 3 Jay Bagge Wat
Teams 1 WW 2 Wat 3 Finisk Valley. u 11 1 Jake Coffey F/B 2 Tommy
Fennell WW 3 Rory Fennell do Teams 1 WW 2 Tra 3 Wat. u 13 1 Cormac
O'Mahony WW 2 Oisin O'Riordan do 3 Eoin Hearne F/B Teams 1 WW 2 F/B .
u 15 1 Jake Bagge FB 2 Hugo Blair Wat 3 Cian O'Keeffe F/B Teams 1 F/B
2 WW , u 17 1 Liam Reilly WW 2  Jamie Mc Carthy Wat 3 Conor Quinn Wat
No teams.

Ben wins French medal

Competing for SPS Verdon in the French championships on Sunday last
Ben Kiely Ferrybank AC was a member of the 4 x 400 metres relay team
that easily won the title

First Munster Championships

On Sunday week October 26 th the first Munster fixture of the season
will be the Boys and Girls under 10,12,14,16 and 18 Novice & U/23
Cross Country Championships at Turnpike,  near Two Mile Borris, Co.
Tipperary. Many athletes from Waterford clubs will compete in each age
group and the venue location can be found on Munster Athletics Website

Autumn Cross Country

The Autumn Open Cross Country Event promoted by Athletics Ireland will
take place at the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park on Sunday next
19th October.  The event is open to non-Athletics Ireland members and
aims to encourage those that take to the roads every weekend to come
along and try a different style of racing on the country.  There will
be a choice of an open 5 km race starting at 2.15 pm or an 8 km race
starting at 3 pm open to both men and women. Online entry for both
these races is now available:.The races will also incorporate the
Master Cross Country Trials for the British and Irish Master Cross
Country Championships. In order for a Master athlete to be considered
for selection they must compete in their appropriate distance.Athletes
are encouraged to enter online at AAI Ireland for the race however
there will be late entries taken on the day from Donore Harriers Club
House at €20

Awards

Athletics Ireland has announced the nominations for the 2014 National
Athletics Awards in association with GloHealth and Emerald Crystal.
and two Ferrybank AC athletes are among the nominees The awards will
take place on Wednesday 26 th o fNovember from 12.00-3.30pm in the
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood. See Athletics Ireland Website for full
details re tickets etc.

Track and Field Athlete

The nominations for Track and Field Athlete of the Year are; Thomas
Barr (Ferrybank AC) set a new Irish 400m Hurdles record of 48.91 at
the EAP meet in Geneva, Mark English (UCD AC) won the bronze medal in
the 800m at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich. Paul
Robinson (St. Coca’s AC) fourth in the 1500m at the European Athletics
Championships and Kelly Proper (Ferrybank AC) ran a personal best of
23.15 at the European Championships placing tenth overll.

Winter League returns

The Winter league returns on Thursday November 13 th.for the usual six
weeks before Christmas and six weeks after (starting back Jan 8th),
its on every Thursday evening. More details of this year's league to
follow.. Beginners, walkers, joggers, runners, racers.whatever bracket
you put yourself in you are all welcome but you must be over 16 years
and clear reflective clothing is compulsory.

Big Road Events

Dublin Citry Marathon Monday October 27 th 9 am, Waterford AC Annual
Half Marathon Saturday December 6 th 10 am. Register online with
totaltiming.ie

Sunday, 12 October 2014

County XC Day 2

On a glorious day in Abbeyside , the club enjoyed much success at the second day of the County Cross Country Championships. First off were the under 9 girls where Aoibhe Lynch won the race! Her team Kiana Fitzgerald, Roisin Brennan, Stella Smith, Mia Casey, Mia Smith and Hope Deady all ran really well and we were thrilled to win first team place! In the boys under 9 Daniel Goff ran really well to finish in fourth place with David Leavey just behind him. Jake Coffey had an outstanding winning in the boys u 11 race and Nathan Bagge also ran really well here for sixth place. Emma Lowe made a welcome return from injury and had a top ten placing in the girls u 13. Eoin Hearne had a fine run for third overall in the u 13 boys and with Daire O Keeffe fourth, Josh Hogan fifth and Ose Ehimare seventh the team placed second overall. In the girls under 15 Zoe Kiely had a super run placing second and with Emily Goff , Aisling Lowe , Molly Hutchinson, Aoife Casey and Louise Tobin packing into the top twelve we were easy winners of the team gold medals. In the boys u 15 Jake Bagge had a fine win and Cian O Keeffe had a brilliant run for third place. Adam Power was fifth and Craig O Brien tenth making up the team who who gold medals. Orla Quelly had a great run in the Novice race for second overall. Well done to all the athletes and coaches today.....fantastic results!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Trevor Power wins Solas 10 Miles

 Approximately 830 competed in the Annual Beat 102/103 Solas Centre 10
miles road race in the City, Ring Road and and Ballygunner, Dunmore
Road areas on Sunday and Trevor Power was the very easy winner in 54
minutes and 10 seconds, Noel Murphy was second in 55.28 and Frank
Quinlan  was third in 57.47 all three Waterford AC. First lady home in
65.29 was Sally Forristal, second was Elaine O'Donovan in 67.53 both
St Joseph's and Kate Nolan Waterford AC was third in 68.38. The
category winners were as follows; Men Junior Cathal Daly, M 40 Michael
O'Mahony, M 50 Dermot Power, M 60 Jim Power. Ladies; Junior Anna
Kelly, F40 Ethel Ryan, F50 Liz Nolan, F 60 Terri Gough. There were
many Voluntary Groups and individuals helping out around the course
and as usual the Gardai were there in numbers and very much
appreciated.

Bright start to Cross Country season

St  Augustine's College Abbeyside was the venue on Sunday last for the
start of the County Cross Country Championship programme and all clubs
in the county were represented and in the senior event which also
incorporated the West Waterford Open fixture other counties were
represented. Andrew Connick Ferrybank won the senior men's title from
Iain O'Byrne and P J Scollard both Waterford. Waterford won the team
event with the latter two plus Brian Swaby., first junior was Andy
Reidy Waterford. Corina Walsh led the ladies home with Niamh Tebay
Waterford second and Diane Chazhikova West Waterford third, the team
winners were West Waterford with Walsh, Chazhikova and Sarah
Prendergast.  The James Hughes Perpetual Trophy for the winner of the
West Waterford Open race went to Kevin Maunsell Clonmel and Corina
Walsh was first lady home.

Juvenile details

The following were the juvenile results starting with girls under 10 1
Ally Cunningham West Waterford 2 Caoimhe Prendergast do 3 Rachel
Mooney Tramore  Teams 1 W W 21 pts 2 Waterford 43  3 WW 75 , u 12 1
Kate Killigrew WW  2 Megan Keogh Ind 3 Kate Keogh Ind Team 1 WW 23 pts
2 Wat 36  3 WW 52, u 14 1 Lindsey McGuire Wat 2 Caoibhe Duffy Niblock
FB 3 Zoe Kiely do Team 1 WW 22 pts 2 Wat 28  3 FB 30 ,u 16 Darina Ni
Sheanlaoich WW 2 Hannah Power do 3 Rena Behan KCK Team 1 WW 12 pts 2
Wat 44, u 18 1 Aoife Hamilton WW 2 Orla Queally FB 3 Meg Ryan WW.
Boys u 10 1 Jake Coffey FB 2 Tom Halley Tram 3 Peter Cummins WW Team 1
Tram 26 pts 2 WW 38 3 Wat 49, u 12 1 Oisin O'Riordan WW 2 Callum
Hurley FB 3 Darragh O'Keeffe do Team 1 WW 17 pts 2 FB 22 3 Wat 41, u14
1 Jake Bagge FB 2 Cian O'Riordan WW 3 Cormac O'Mahoony WW Team 1 FB 16
pts 2 WW 25, u 16 1 Miceál Power WW 2 Jamie Mc Carthy Wat 3 Niall
Blackwell WW Team WW 18 pts, u 18 1 Eoin Browne FB 2 Sean Curran WW 3
Liam Reilly do Team WW 16 pts.

Championships continue

 On Sunday next October 12 th the County Championship Cross Country
season continues at St Augustine's College Abbeyside with races for
Boys Girls u 9,11,13,15,17, 19  Novice and Master's Men and Women and
please note the fixture begins at 11.30 am this Sunday. An appeal is
made to all clubs to get their athletes out in each age category right
up to Master's

First Munster Championships

On Sunday October 26 th the first Munster fixture of the season will
be the Boys and Girls under 10,12,14,16 and 18 Novice & U/23 Cross
Country Championships at Turnpike,  near Two Mile Borris, Co.
Tipperary.

Autumn Cross Country

The Autumn Open Cross Country Event promoted by Athletics Ireland will
take place at the Magazine Fort in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, 19th of
October.  The event is open to non-Athletics Ireland members and aims
to encourage those that take to the roads every weekend to come along
and try a different style of racing on the country.  There will be a
choice of an open 5km race starting at 2.15 pm or an 8 km race
starting at 3 pm open to both men and women. Online entry for both
these races is now available:
Many of Ireland’s leading senior cross country runners will also line
up in the Phoenix Park in what will be the first big test of the 2014
Cross Country season. For a few the major target for the winter will
be the European Cross Country Championships taking place in Bulgaria
on the 13th of December.  The *junior squads under the tutelage of the
National Junior Team Coaches Steven Macklin, Joe Ryan and Geraldine
Nolan will be out in force as the junior athletes aim to show form
ahead of the GloHealth National Cross Country Championships on the
23rd of November,*Junior women are asked to enter the 5 km open race
and the junior men the 8 km open race, any queries on the junior races
please contact stevenmacklin@athleticsireland.ie

Master Athletes

The races will also incorporate the Master Cross Country Trials for
the British and Irish Master Cross Country Championships. In order for
a Master athlete to be considered for selection they must compete in
their appropriate distance.Athletes are encouraged to enter online at
AAI Ireland for the race however there will be late entries taken on
the day from Donore Harriers Club House at €20

Winter League returns

The Winter league returns on Thursday November 13 th.for the usual six
weeks before Christmas and six weeks after (starting back Jan 8th),
its on every Thursday evening. More details of this year's league to
follow.. Beginners, walkers, joggers, runners, racers.whatever bracket
you put yourself in you are all welcome but you must be over 16 years.

Big Road Events

Dublin Citry Marathon Monday October 27 th 9 am, Waterford AC Annual
Half Marathon Saturday December 6 th 10 am. Register online with
totaltiming.ie

Sunday, 5 October 2014

County Cross Country Day 1

Well done to our individual medal winners today u 10 1st Jake Bagge, U 12 2nd Callum Hurley, 3rd Darragh O Keeffe, u 14 2nd Caoimhe Duffy Niblock, 3rd Zoe Kiely, 1st Jake Bagge, u 18 2nd Orla Quelly 1st Eoin Browne, Senior 1st Andrew Connick.
Well done to team medallists u 12 boys 2nd ( Callum Hurley, Darragh O Keeffe, Scott O Sullivan, Nathan Bagge, Aaron O Brien)  u 14 girls 3rd ( Caoimhe Duffy niblock, Zoe Kiely, Isobelle Cummins, Aoife casey) u 14 Boys 1st ( Jake Bagge, Adam Power, Jack keller, Eoin Hearne, Ose Ehimare)

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

County Cross Country Championship season starts this Sunday

St Augustine's College Grounds in Abbeyside is the venue on Sunday
next for the first County Cross Country Championships of the season
and they begin at 12 noon sharp.The races are for Boys and Girls under
10,12,14,16,18 as well as junior and senior, the latter three are
incorporated into the West Waterford Open event which starts at 1.30
pm. In the juvenile races the medals are for first three home and
first three teams of four. The juvenile races are quite long in each
age group and athletes should be training over the distances, all
clubs have the exact distances  No point in putting athletes out in
these races if they are just to make up numbers or not training. All
clubs should have their athletes well warmed  up for their events
While we have had great weather up to now as always for cross country
all spectators should come prepared for the underfoot conditions

Run for Life on Sunday also

The Solas Centre Run for Life over 10 miles also takes place on Sunday
next in the city starting at 12.30 pm near the Clock Tower and goes
down the Quay and then straight on through Parnell St The Mall, Manor
Street, left onto the Tramore Road past Dunphy’s shop .Turn left out
Tramore Road.continue through the Tramore Roundabout and straight onto
Ballindud Roundabout on left hand side of Tramore Road.turn Left at
the Ballindud roundabout across the outer ring road to the
Williamstown Roundabout.Turn right in the direction of Ballygunner,
turn left at the Gaelscoil, downhill left onto the Dunmore road at
Beckettʼs pub Travel on the Dunmore Road without deviation until you
enter the Peopleʼs Park through its main entrance on Park Road.

Kilmacow

 Waterford athletes did very well at the Kilmacow Open Cross Country
on Sunday last which drew a very large entry. West Waterford had two
winners and these were Aoife Hamilton under 18 and Dairina Ni
Sheanlaoich u 16, second placings went to Liam Reilly u 18 and Oisin
O'Riordan u 12  and third placings to Shane O'Riordan u 18, Niall
Blackwell u 16 and Cian O'Riordan u 14. They also won two club team
prizes boys u 12 and girls u 16 and the girls u 14 were second.
Waterford AC had good results also with two wins by Lynsey Mc Guire u
14 and Tadhg Corcoran under 8, Hugo Blair was second under 16 and the
boys u 16 club team won, Ferrybank had a win with Jake Bagge under 14,
Andrew Connick was second in the senior race and Isobelle Gallagher
was third u 8. Corey Scanlon Finnisk Valley was second under 9,Tom
Halley Tramore second u 10 and Siobhán Boylan KCK was  first in the
master's. St Senan's took the award for best juvenile club the first
time since 1984 and they had two individual winners Oliver Mullally
junior and Juliet Evans u 8.

Cork to Cobh

Adele Walsh St Senan's Kilmacow had a very good run in the Cork to
Cobh race over 15 miles on Sunday last finishing third lady home in 1
hr and 41 minutes, Brian Byrne West Waterford was 5 th in the race in
1 hr 21 minutes.

Further October  fixtures

On Sunday week October 12 th we have day two of the Counties again in
Abbeyside starting at 11.30 am The events are boys and girls under
9,11,13,15,17, Novice and Master's. Sunday Oct. 26th: Munster
Championships juvenile even ages, U 23 and Novice Turnpike Tipperary:
11.30am.

 John Treacy 10 miles 2015 Race Entry Details

Elite entries will be accepted up to Friday 23rd January 2015. The
standards set down are Men 55 minutes and Ladies 60 Minutes. These
times must have been posted within the last 2 years. Proof of these
qualifying times may be required.For Elite entry, please contact us
directly using the details below:• James Veale: 086 8184762,  Ann
Dunford: 086 0619711 or Email: info@westwaterfordathletics.org. The
entry fee for 2015 is €25. There are no refunds on race entry fees. As
in previous years, there will be no late entries except for elite
entries, which will be taken up to Friday January 23rd if you contact
us directly. Please understand that this is to facilitate the correct
amount of t-shirts, goody bags and for safety reasons so we can cater
for the numbers on race day.The race will be held on February 1st in
Dungarvan Co. Waterford with a start time of 1.30 pm. . Remember to
get your entries in when they open on October 1st 2014.

 Permit Application Requirements

 All permit applicants to AAI re events will now need to fill out and
submit a Medical Plan for events with their Permit Application. Some
of the questions posed are the Presence of an Ambulance with trained
personnel,  Will there be a Defibrillator available, facility for
Dehydration treatment, will a doctor be present and in the event of an
accident will a casualty be attended to in two minutes. Full details
on Athletic Ireland Website.

Night Training Advice

Our roads are used by motorists and cyclists and footpaths are for
pedestrians which include runners.The only time our roads are
generally used by runners are in daylight hours- well in by the
fences- and when races are run on them where there are lots of
stewards. At night time out training it must only be footpaths and
those running should not be in large groups, the only very simple
reason for this advice is SAFETY. Its unfair to motorists after dark
to see people cris crossing on roads and in some cases without
reflective clothing. So runners you do your bit for safety of
yourselves and others.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

County Cross Country information

Ferrybank Athletic Club
www.ferrybankathleticclub.org

County Cross Country Championships 2014

Sunday October 5th   , St. Augustines College, Dungarvan 12 noon start
Sunday October 12th  - St Augustines College, Dungarvan 11.30am start

·October 5th       - Races Under 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 , Jun & Sen 
·October 12th – Under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 & Novice  .

Individual & Team awards / Athletes can move up one age group.
YOU ARE SELECTED TO RUN FOR THE CLUB TEAM AT THE COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. PLEASE ATTEND ON BOTH JUVENILE DAYS (Oct 5th  & OCT 12th) AS YOU WILL BE ON THE TEAM IN YOUR AGE GROUP AND ALSO IN THE AGE GROUP ABOVE YOU.

Athletes should organise their own transport to Dungarvan for these championships. Please be in Dungarvan by 11.30am.
 Entrance fee: Juveniles  €3  /  Seniors €5
Club singlets to be worn ( available at training and on the day cost €15) 
Club hoodies available in Alfie Hale’s. Grass spikes 9mm to be worn in running spikes. Available at training. Subsidised cost €3 per packet. Please note athletes need to put 5mm spikes back in their spikes for training at the RSC as this is the maximum length permitted on the Mondo track.

Athletes are under age on 31/12/2014
 U 9 born 2006, u 10 born 2005, u 11 born 2004, u 12 born 2003, u 13 born 2002, u 14 born 2001 etc

Check out all club activities on our facebook page and on our website.
Munster Championship Dates & Venues:
October 26th  – u 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, Novice & u 23, Two Mile Borris, Co Tipperary
November 19th – u 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, Intermediate, Clare venue

Brid Golden 087 6889330


Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Kilmacow Open Cross Country on Sunday

On Sunday next September 28 th with a 1 pm start at the Complex in
Kilmacow Co Kilkenny the Annual St Senan's Open Cross Country goes
ahead.. There are races for boys and girls under 8, 9 ,10,12,14,16,18
junior, senior men 7000 m and senior women 3000 metres with master's
prizes also included contact number 086 8100299

Trevor's good run

On Saturday last in Dublin's Phoenix Park there was a fine run by
Trevor Power Waterford AC as he finished second in the Dublin Half
Marathon in 1 hr 11 minutes and 43 seconds, the winner was the very
experienced Gary O' Hanlon Clonliffe Hrs in 1.09.43. On Sunday Philip
Harty West Waterford AC was 13 th overall in the Charleville Half
Marathon in 1.00.56. The Munster Half Marathon Championship was
incorporated in the event and Philip was the the second Munster
athlete home taking the silver medal.

Very enjoyable Schools fixture.

At the Waterford Primary Schools Cross Country Sports at the RSC on
Tuesday September 16 th hundreds of children from schools all over the
city and adjoining areas participated and lots of parents were present
for a very enjoyable fixture in brilliant weather promoted by
Ferrybank AC. The best boys school award was won by St Declan's with
Ferrybank second and Ballygunner third, best girls school St John of
God, Ballygunner were second and joint third were Ursuline and Holy
Cross, best small school was won by Gaell Scoil Phortlairge, Portlaw
were second and Killea third the following were the first three in
each race. 1st Class Girls Race One  1 Zoe Raethorne Ballygunner 2 Amy
Martin Newtown 3 Holly Walsh, St Saviours. Race Two 1 Isobel Gallagher
John Of God 2 Emmy Oinalua, Mercy 3 Emma Walsh, Portlaw. 1st Class
Boys Race One 1 Fiacra Cooney, Ballygunner  2 Adam Dawson, Killea  3
Henry Pimm, Christ Church,  Race  Two 1 David Imiren, Ferrybank  2
Tadhg Corcoran ,Gaelscoil na nDeise 3 Reice Kavanagh, Butlerstown. 2
nd Class Girls Race One  1 Hope Deady John Of God  2 Sarah Abullo,
Ballygunner  3 Grace Fanning, John Of God,  Race Two 1  Kiana
Fitxgerald, John Of God  2 Amina Shvarekova, Ballygunner  3 Emerala
Yartey Presentation. 2nd Class Boys Race One  1 Sean Byrne, Ferrybank
2 Sean Dowd, Killea  3 Romeo Ackachukwu, St Declan's .Race 2 Two 1
Rhedeem Eddy, St Declan's  2 Divine Lideagu Scoil Lorcáin 3 Francis
Havis, Portlaw .3 rd Class Girls Race One 1 Órla Walsh, Passage 2
Rachel Mooney, Holy Cross 3 Sarah O' Neill, Waterpark Race Two 1
Stephanie Igboekwu Ursuline 2  Isobel Casey John Of God  3 Luda
Mooney, Ballygunner. 3rd Class Boys Race One 1 John Halley, Holy Cross
 2 John Butler, Holy Cross  3 Jason Healy Ballygunner, Race Two 1 Jake
Coffey, St Declan's  2 Robbie Duffy, Ballygunner  3 Fergal O' Brien,
Gael Scoil Phortlairge. 4th Class Girls Race One 1 Emma Beadle , John
Of God, 2  Aoibh O' Connor, Waterpark  3 Lydia Rowe, John Of God. Race
Two 1  Chloe Greene, Mercy 2 Sophie Kirby, John Of God 3 Aoibhe
Waring, John of God. 4th Class Boys Race One 1 Richard Lapite,
Ferrybank 2 Shane Purcell, Ferrybank 3 Luke McGrath, Holy Cross  4th
Class Boys Race Two 1.Eoin O' Beadaigh, Gaeil Scoil Phortláirge 2.
Gavin Power, DLS Stephen St 3. Joy Hodanu, Ferrybank. 5th Class Girls
1 Ellen Boylan, Portlaw 2 Mia Crawford, Ursuline 3 Sophia Papirova,
John Of God. 5th Class Boys  1 Mark Imiren, Ferrybank  2 Milo Cox,
Educate Together 3 Callum Hurley, Holy Cross. 6 th Class Girls 1 Una
'Brien, Gael Scoil Phortláirge 2 Heather O' Connor, Holy Cross  2 Anna
Duffin Gael Scoil Phortláirg. 6 th Class Boys  1 Ose Ehimare, DLS
Stephen St  2 Richard Ayodele, Holy Cross 3 Pierre Havis, Portlaw

County Cross Country

The following are the  first two County Cross Country Championship
dates  at St Augustine's College Abbeyside. Sunday week October 5 th
Boys and Girls u 10,12,14,16,18, Junior and Senior men 12.00 noon, the
senior and junior will be at 1.30 pm., Sunday October 12 th Boys and
Girls u 9,11,13,15,17, 19 and Novice and Master's  11.30 am ( Please
note the Master's is now included at this fixture and not on November
16 th as previously stated).

Memory Lane

With so many road races now being held we take a look back to another
boom time in road running in the 80's. The Waterford Half Marathon of
1984 -thirty years ago -held on the second last Sunday in September
was won by Neil Cusack Limerick in 66 minutes and 41 seconds,
Catherine Hennessy was first lady home. 350 ran .Gerry Deegan had won
it for the previous four years but was not available to defend that
year. His time the previous year was 64 minutes and 7 seconds..