Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

British and Irish Masters medals for Waterford athletes

Teams representing Ireland, England .Scotland,Wales and Northern
Ireland competed in the British and Irish Master's Cross Country
Championships in Nottingham on Saturday  in various age categories and
three athletes from Waterford were members of  Irish teams as well as
Brian Murphy from Carrick on Suir AC. Philip Harty West Waterford
finished 4 th overall in the over 35 age group and was a scoring
member of the Irish team that finished second being beaten by just one
point by England four athletes per team scored,Brian Murphy was 14 th
in the same race and the sixth scorer.  Sylvia Malone Waterford AC
was 5 th in the over 40 race and she too was a scoring member of the
Irish team that also finished second to England. In the over 40
category Frank Quinlan Waterford AC was 14 th and was the fifth
scoring member the team being second

Quinn's good run in USA

 On Saturday last in Terre Haute Indiana against a field of over 250
athletes from Universities all over the States Brendan Quinn had a
very good run to finish in 26 th place in a time of 30 minutes 45.1
seconds in the American National Collegiate Cross Country
Championships a much better placing than he achieved in 2013. He was
the first Irish athlete to finish and the first from his team in
Providence College who were 13 th of the 31 teams   The race was won
for the second successive year by Edward Cheserek, Oregan in 30.19.4

National Cross Country

Dundalk IT Grounds was the venue for the National Cross Country
Championships on Sunday last catering for Senior, under 23, junior and
juveniles. One athlete from Waterford Dermot Cummins West Waterford
competed at senior level and ran well to finish 20 th and just one
under 23 competitor was there also. This was Órna Murray Ferrybank and
she had a good run to finish 4 th overall. In the juvenile section
West Waterford AC girls under 14 team had a great victory winning the
inter club title the team being Lucy Holmes, Aoife O'Brien, Mary Kate
Prendergast, Nolwenn Legal and Hannah Hallahan. The very consistent
Jake Bagge Ferrybank took  the bronze medal in the closest finish of
the day in the under 14 race and just behind him came Cian O'Riordan
West Waterford in 5 th place with a fine effort..Other West Waterford
athletes to gain high placings were Oisin O'Riordan with a  6 th place
under 12 and he was on the winning Munster team, Miceál Power was 9 th
under 16 and Lucy Holmes 11 th under 14. Jake Bagge and Cian O'Riordan
were on the winning Munster u 14 team and Miceál Power was on the
Munster u 16 team placed second, Sean Curran  West Waterford and Barry
Keane Waterford were on Munster u 18 team who were second also while
on Munster teams placed third were Aoife Hamilton  West Waterford and
Órla Queally Ferrybank.u 18 and Hannah Power and Darina Shanley  under
16. all West Waterford

Munster Fixture

  Kartworld, Watergrasshill Co. Cork  is the venue on Sunday next
November 30 th,for the Munster 'B' Juvenile u 9,11,13,15,17 and 19 and
Master's Cross Country Championships with the first event at 11.30 am.
the girls under 9.

Winter League.

This Thursday the Winter League continues in the city starting at the
RSC at 7 pm. with huge numbers participating

Waterford AC Half Marathon

 A  record 1750 have entered for the Waterford AC Annual Half Marathon
which takes place on Saturday week with a 10 am start from WIT Sports
Campus.

Paddy Joe Curran Memorial Turkey Trot..

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

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Juvenile Indoor Meet Nenagh November 29th

Ferrybank A.C. V Leevale A.C.  V Nenagh A.C.

Saturday November 29th 2014
Nenagh
11am  start
Bus leaves RSC at 8.30am sharp. Cost 15e or 20e family. Approx bus return time to RSC 5pm .
Events
60m  u 8  - u 16
Middle distance u 8 – 16
Long jump u 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16
Shot u  13, 15
Hurdles u 8, 9, 10,  11, 12, 13, 14
Turbo Javelin u 9, 11
Relays u 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16 (u 16 relay is mixed)
Athletes can move up one age group.

Please text Lynda  (087 4115461) by Monday Nov 24th    if you wish to be entered and also if you wish to book a place on the bus. A parent should travel with anyone age 11 or younger. This is a really enjoyable competition with goodie bags and a raffle for all competitors at the conclusion of the competition.
Club singlets should be worn (available at training 15e)
Check out all club activities on our website and facebook page.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog


Successful County Cross Country fixture

There was a fine entry for the County B Championships which were held
in St. Augustine’s College, Abbeyside on Sunday last in excellent
conditions. The numbers were well up on previous years with strong
fields in most age groups. Medals were awarded to the top 6 in each
race and there was a good even spread of results across the clubs.The
following were the results; Girls U 9:1st Aliona Willans West
Waterford, 2nd: Roisín Power KCK, 3rd: Grace Fanning Waterford Boys
U9:1 st: Alan Cantwell KCK, 2 nd: Alex Walsh WAC, 3 rd Philip Power
do. Girls U11:1st: Éabha Walsh WW, 2 nd: Anna Grey do, 3 rd: Sakina
Sharif Tramore. Boys U11:1st: Dayrl Harty WW, 2 nd: Adam Murray KCK, 3
rd: Nathan Bagge FB.Girls U13: 1st: Sarah Stone Tramore, 2 nd Heather
O’Connor Tramore,3 rd: Emily Murphy WW Boys U13: 1 st Seamus
Fitzgerald KCK, 2 nd: Darragh O’Keeffe FB, 3 rd: Aran O’Brien FB Girls
U15: Ruth O’Connor Tramore, 2 nd: Roisín Dunphy KCK, 3 Aoife Casey FB

 Trials

The Cross Country relay trials attracted a good entry with the top 4
athletes chosen to make up the county teams. Athletes who finished in
5  th will be the official sub on the team, with the 6th place athlete
used if one of the first 5 athletes is not in a position to attend.
The following are the top four athletes who have been chosen to
represent Waterford at the Munster Cross Country Relay Championships,
to be held on January 11th in Waterford. U 10 Girls: Ali Cunningham
WW, Caoimhe Prendergast do, Rachel Mooney Tramore, Angelina Chizhikova
WW, U 10 Boys: Tom Halley Tramore, Jake CoffeFB, Peter Cummins WW,
Paudie Barry KCK U 12 Girls: Ellen Boylan KCK, Kate Killigrew WW,
Megan Keogh Finisk Valley, Kate Keogh Finisk Valley U 12 Boys: Oisín
O’Riordain WW, Callum Hurley FB, Con Willans WW, Darragh O’Keeffe(FB U
14 Girls: Emily O’Mahony WW, Lucy Holmes do, Hannah Maguire FB, Emer
McGlynn WACU 14 Boys: Jake Bagge F), Cian O’Riordan WW, Seamus
Fitzgerald KCK, Cormac Mahony WW

 Murphy wins 5 Miles Road Race in City

Noel Murphy Waterford AC won the Reginald  VADRAFJORD 5 miles road
race in the city on Sunday last with a strong late surge. Brian
Gallagher Ferrybank AC led from the start and still held a sizable
lead until tiring in the last half mile when Murphy pounced as he went
on to win in 27 minutes 29 seconds, Gallagher was second in 27.49 and
Brian Sullivan Waterford  third in 29.04. First lady home was Kate
Nolan Waterford AC in 33.13, Stephanie Johnson was second in 34.11 and
Una Ui Mhuirrite was third in 34.20. 150 competed and the proceeds
went to Waterford Hospice.

.USA News

Brendan Quinn finished 4 th in the North East Collegiate Cross Country
Championships in New York on Friday last just behind another Irish
runner Kevin Dooney who was third in the 10 km event. Quinn's College
Providence were second team

All Ireland Cross Country Fixture in Dundalk

The All Ireland Senior U 23  and Junior Inter County Cross Country
Championships are in Dundalk IT Grounds on Sunday next as well as the
Juvenile under 10,12,14,16,and 18 Championships. Waterford will be
represented in the majority of the races

 Co Kilkenny Races

A 10 miles road race and 5 km also will be held in the Dungarvan Co
Kilkenny area on Sunday next at 12 noon.

 Entries

All entries for the Munster Masters Cross Country Championships County
teams should be sent to John Behan by Thursday of this week. They will
take place in Watergrasshill, Co. Cork on Sunday November 30 th,
coinciding with the Munster 'B' Juvenile Championships.The following
are the details for the county team: Women O35 - 4 needed to score,
Women O45 - 3 needed to score, Men O35 - 4 needed to score and Men O50
- 3 needed to score. The distances are:  women 4000m and men 7000m

Winter League.

This Thursday the Annual Winter League is on in the city starting at
the RSC at 7 pm. All competing must wear clear reflective clothing and
obey the stewards. Make sure no crossing of roads at unspecified
places as traffic will be moving close to the course,safety is the
operative word for all concerned

Sunday, 16 November 2014

County XC relay trials

Congratulations to Jake Coffey u 10, Callum Hurley & daire O Keeffe u 12, Hannah McGuire u 14 and Jake Bagge u 14 who were selected for the county teams for the Munster XC relays to be held in Waterford on January 11th following the trials in Dungarvan today  . Isobel Casey u 10, Pauric Walsh u 10 and Nathan Bagge u 12 are team reserves.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Waterford AC win Munster Intermediate Cross Country Title

In Newmarket on Fergus Co Clare on Sunday last the second section of
the Munster Cross Country Championship season was staged and in the
adult section it was a great day for Waterford AC while in the
juvenile section West Waterford had some very good results also.
Waterford AC men had a terrific victory in the men's intermediate
inter club team section and they were led home by Trevor Power in 10
th place overall the other scorers were Frank Quinlan,12 th PJ
Scollard 16 th and Iain O' Byrne 17 th  for a total of 55 pts almost
thirty points in front of the second club home and the squad also
included Brian Swaby and Ian Grant and these six made up the Waterford
county team that were third in the Inter County team section and Jody
Condon also ran..


Juvenile team title for West  Waterford.

In the juvenile section there were some good performances also by
Waterford athletes especially those from West Waterford. Their girls
under 17 team won the inter club title the scoring members being Aoife
Hamilton 6 th, Darina Ni Sheanlaoich 7 th, Hannah Power 12 th and
Sinéad Flynn  They had other high individual placings from Cormac
Mahony 4 th u 13, Cian O'Riordan 5 th u 15, Miceál Power 6 th u17,
Sean Curran 8 th u 19 and Con Willans 8 th u 11. They also had two
clubs placed third in team competitions the girls u 13 and boys u 17.
For Waterford Nathan Mackey was 4th under 9 and Barry Keane. 5th u 19
and Ferrybank had a 7 th placing by Jake Bagge u 15 and Jake Coffey
was 9 th u 11 while their girls u 15 team were third club. In the
Inter County team section Waterford were third in four events girls u
15 and u17, boys u15 and  u 17.

Harty wins Brickey 4 Miles

150 competed in the 21 st Annual Murray's Pharmacy Brickey's 4 miles
road race near Bushy Park outside Dungarvan on Sunday last. First home
was Philip Harty in 20 minutes10 seconds, Ravis Zakis was second in
20.39 both West Waterford and Niall Shiel St Killian's, Wexford was
third in 20.51. Jacqui Carthy Kilmore Co Wexford won the ladies race
in 23.26, Corina Walsh West Waterford was second in 25. and Mary
Molloy from County Tipperary was third in 28.02. The proceeds went to
Brickey Rangers ladies football club.

Sundays Fixture in Abbeyside

The County 'B' Cross Country Championships will take place along with
the County Relay trials on Sunday next November 16 th in St.
Augustine's College, Dungarvan with a start time of 11.30 am. The
distances for the County B races are as follows;U 9 750 m, U 11 1000
m, U 13 1500 m, U 15 2500 m. Open to all athletes who have not won an
individual medal or a team gold medal from the County A Cross Country
Championships, prizes for first 6 home in each race,no team
prizes.Trials to create county teams for the Munster Cross Country
Relay event will take place immediately after the County B races.
Athletes who have raced above in the B Championships may also run in
the trials. If however athletes have no intention of running in the
Munster CC Relays on January 11 th clubs are asked not to run them on
Sunday. The teams representing Waterford will be made up of 4
athletes, so names and details of the top 6 athletes across the line
will be taken. The distances for these races are as follows U 10:
250m, U 12: 500 m, U 14 500 m. Munster CC Relays to be held on January
11th in Waterford. 2014 age groups will apply for this event. On
Saturday the National Juvenile Schools Combined events are in Athlone
and at the Munster equivalent in Nenagh on Wednesday last James Murphy
Ard Scoil na Mara Tramore was 3 rd in the junior  event

National Fixture.

The first National Cross Country Championship fixture of the season
will be on Sunday week November 23 rd in the grounds of Dundalk IT
College. The events are Senior and Junior Inter Counties as well as
the juvenile under 12,14,16 and 18. The.Munster Juvenile "B" and
Masters Cross Country Championships are on Sunday 30 th November in
Kartworld, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork. The Juvenile age groups are under
9,11,13,15,17 and 19.

Waterford  AC Half Marathon

Saturday December 6 th is the date for the 6 th Waterford AC Annual
Half Marathon starting there also Entry ceiling is 2000 entries and if
this is not reached the closing date for entries is this Sunday
November 16 th all local athlete please note and don't miss out.See
waterfordachalfmarathon site for full details re registration etc or
go to totaltiming.ie.

Winter League in the City

Above will not now commence until Thursday  November 20 th at the RSC
and continue each Thursday evening.See Waterford Road Runners Website
for all info relative to the league.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Munster XC Day 2

Well done to all our athletes in Newmarket On Fergus today. Special congratulations to Jake Coffey u 11, Jake Bagge u 15 and Orla Quelly u 19 for fantastic top ten placings. Our girls u 15 team had a fabulous team bronze and many of our athletes also figured on county medal winning teams . Congrats to all!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Info for county B XC & relay trials

County B Cross Country Championships & County Relay Team Trials
Please be in Dungarvan at 11am at the latest for warm –up. Entry fee €3
The County 'B' Cross Country Championships will take place along with the County relay trials on Sunday week (Novemeber 16th) in St. Augustine's College, Dungarvan with a start time of 11.30am
County 'B' Cross Country Championships
U9 750m
U11 1000m
U13 1500m
U15 2500m
Open to all athletes who have not won an individual medal or a team gold medal from the County A Cross Country Championships.

Cross Country Relay Trials
Trials to create county teams for the Munster Cross Country Relay event will take place immediately after the County B races. Athletes who have raced above in the B Championships may also run in the trials. The teams representing Waterford will be made up of 4 athletes, so names and details of the top 6 athletes across the line will be taken. The distances for these races are as follows:
U10: 250m
U12: 500m
U14: 500m

Munster CC Relays to be held on January 11th (Waterford). 2014 age groups will apply for this event.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Cross Country season continues in Co Clare on Sunday


Another Munster Cross Country Championship fixture is scheduled for
Sunday next in Newmarket on Fergus Co Clare. On the programme are the
Championships for Juvenile boys and girls u 9,11,13,15,17,19 and also
the men's and women's Intermediate with the first event the girls
under 9 at 11.30 am sharp. Like section one a few weeks ago there will
be many athletes from Waterford clubs competing and a few individuals
and teams are expected to be in the shake up.The Waterford men's
Intermediate team is as follows;Trevor Power, Frank Quinlan, Noel
Murphy, Iain O'Byrne, PJ Scollard, Brian Swaby, Michael O'Mahony, Ian
Grant, Richard Hayes, Pat Breen and Jody Condon (all Waterford AC)

21st Annual Murray's Pharmacy 4 miles

 Here in the county at Bushy Park GAA grounds a few miles from
Dungarvan  the Annual Brickey 4 miles road race is on Sunday next also
at 11 am. Registration from 10.15 am onwards in the GAA Clubhouse
Bushy Par, proceeds to Brickey Rangers ladies football club.

USA News

At the Big East Collegiate Cross Country Championships in Northview
Church, Carmel, Indianapolis on Friday last Shane Quinn running with
Providence College was 9 th overall, the second Providence College
scorer. The 8 km race was won by Patrick Tiernan Villanova in  23.45.8
and Quinn was timed at 24.01.6. Villanova won the team award with 23
points,Georgetown were second on 51 and Providence third on 64

Dublin City Marathon.

The National Marathon Championship was held in association with the
Dublin City Marathon on Monday October 27 th and the following
athletes from Waterford clubs figured in the medals.Tony O'Brien
Waterford AC was second in the over 70 National section in 4 hrs 37
minutes and 47 seconds, Mary B Ryan Jennings do was second in the over
55 section in 3.31.48, Terri Gough West Waterford was first over 70 in
5.37.15 and West Waterford's men's team were second,the three being
Dermot Ryan, Michael Dwyer and Michael Callaghan

Schools Events

The Munster Schools Combined Event Championships will be held on this
Wednesday November 5 th in Nenagh at 11 am for junior, intermediate
and senior athletes and they are followed by the All Ireland's on
Saturday November 15 th in Athlone

Waterford Half Marathon

Saturday December 6 th is the date for the 6 th Waterford AC Annual
Half Marathon starting at 10 am from WIT Sports Campus and finishing
there also Entry ceiling is 2000 entries and if this is not reached
the closing date for entries is November 16 th all local athletes
please note and don't miss out.See waterfordachalfmarathon site for
full details re registration etc.

Winter League in the City

Above will not now commence until Thursday November 20  th at the RSC
and continue each Thursday evening.See Waterford Road Runners Website
for all info relative to the league.

Awards Ceremony

The National Athletics Awards in association with GloHealth and
Emerald Crystal will take place on Wednesday 26 th of November from
12.00-3.30 pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood. The awards
ceremony is a celebration of the many successes of Irish athletes
during 2014. The award ceremony also commemorates our exceptional
volunteer base who are the bedrock of our sport. Tickets for the
ceremony are available to purchase now from Athletics Ireland. Two
athletes from Ferrybank AC Thomas Barr and Kelly Proper are among the
nominees for Track and Field athlete of the year

Meeting

Munster Athletics have organised a Child Welfare & Garda Vetting Talk
for Friday 21st November 2014 @ 7.30pm in the Garda College,
Templemore, Co. Tipperary. The evening is intended to be an
informative & practical one, dealing with Child Welfare & Garda
Vetting topics which are essential & mandatory for every County Board
& Club to be familiar with in our current society. The speaker will be
the very experienced Athletics Ireland Child Welfare Tutor, Kieron
Stout & the talk will last approximately an hour & a half. As Child
Welfare becomes an increasingly important element in our sport, it
would be ideal if all County Boards & Clubs could have their Child
Welfare Officers present (or at least one representative) so that all
Boards & Clubs are up to date with all relevant information.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Fintan Walsh's weekly blog

Waterford athletes and clubs to the fore at Munster Championships


It was quite a successful day for Waterford juvenile athletes and
their clubs at the Munster Cross Country Championships in Turnpike,
Two Mile Borris Co Tipperary on Sunday last. One of the best
performances of the day came from Jake Bagge Ferrybank AC who had an
effortless and very impressive win in the under 14 race which was not
any great surprise as he had won two county titles in recent weeks in
facile fashion, others to impress for Ferrybank were Jake Coffey 3 rd
in the under 10 grade in a huge field, Eoin Browne 4 th under 18 and
Órla Queally 7 th under 18 ,their boys under 14 team were third club.
Waterford AC had a terrific team win in the inter club section with
their girls under 14 squad and these were Lynsey Mc Guire, Emer Mc
Glynn, Emma Caulfield and Anna Duffin while Barry Keane was 8 th under
18.  For West Waterford AC Sean Curran ran a fine race to finish
second in the under 18 age group, Miceál Power was fourth under 16  5
th placings were secured by Aoife Hamiltom u 18 and Oisin O'Riordan u
12. Others to secure top ten placings were Ali Cunningham 7 th under
10, Cian O'Riordan 9 th under 14, Lucy Holmes 10 th under 14 and
Caoimhe Prendergast also 10 th under 10. They had second placings in
the inter club team sections with the girls u 14 and girls u 18 and
third places with the boys under 16 and girls under 16. In the Inter
County team section Waterford won the boys under 8 title the team
being Sean Curran, Eoin Browne, Barry Keane, Shane O'Riordan, Liam
Reilly and Conor Quinn and they were third in both the boys under 12
and girls under 14.

USA Fixture

The Big East Collegiate Cross Country Championships are in
Carmel,Indianapolis  on Friday and Irish athletes will be competing.

 Next Munster Fixture

Munster Juvenile Uneven Age u 9, 11,13,15,17,19 and Intermediate Cross
Country Championships, Sunday 9 th November 2014 in
Newmarket-On-Fergus, Co. Clare at 11.30 am

21st Annual Murray's Pharmacy 4 miles

Bushy Park GAA grounds a few miles from Dungarvan is the venue for the
Annual Brickey 4 miles  road race on Sunday November 9 th at 11 am.
Registration from 10.15 am onwards in the GAA Clubhouse Bushy Par,
proceeds to Brickey Rangers ladies football club.

Schools Events

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

Other November Cross Country Fixtures

 Sunday Nov. 16th: County ‘B’  Championships Uneven Ages U 9,11,13,15
and Relay Trials U 10, U12, U14: Abbeyside: 11.30 am, Sunday November
23 rd All Ireland Inter-Counties and Juvenile Even Age Cross Country
Championships Dundalk Institute of Technology, Co. Louth,Sun 30th
Munster Masters and Juvenile "B" u 9 to u 19 Cross Country
Championships Carrignavar Co Cork.11.30 am

Waterford AC Half Marathon

 The above  6 th Annual event is scheduled for Saturday December 6 th
at 10 am starting and finishing at WIT Sports Campus and as usual a
huge entry is expected. and don't miss out on entering. See full
details on waterfordachalf.com 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Munster XC Day 1

Fantastic results today at the Munster Cross Country in Turnpike, Co Tipperary. Well done to Jake Bagge who was a runaway winner u 14. Jake Coffey had a fabulous run for third in the boys u 10 race. Eoin Browne was fourth in the boys u 18 race and Orla Quelly was seventh in the girls u 18 race. The Boys u 14 team ( Jake Bagge, Adam Power, Eoin Hearne and Ose Ehimare) won team bronze. There was county medals for Callum Hurley and Daire O Keeffe u 11, Zoe Kiely u 14, and Cian O Keeffe u 16 & Eoin Browne u 18 who were all on successful Waterford teams in the inter county section. Well done to everyone who competed.

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