European Cross Country with two Waterford representatives
On Sunday next the European Cross Country Championships will be held in Belgrade,Serbia and two athletes from Waterford are included on the Irish teams. The two are David Mc Carthy West Waterford in the senior race and Shane Quinn Ferrybank in the under 23 grade. Fionnula Britton defends her senior title which she has won for the past two years and is in fine form at the moment so another big run is expected, the ladies senior squad led byBritton defend the team title they won last year.
Waterford Half Marathon a big success
Over 1600 entered for the Annual Waterford Athletic Club Half Marathon held on the outskirts of Waterford city on Sunday last in ideal conditions. Both the men's and women's sections were very competitive up front with the issue in doubt in both cases into the final mile. From the start Alan O'SheaBantry set a fast pace that saw him open up a gap of 100 metres after two miles or so which he maintained up to five miles but then Brian Mc MahonClonliffe Hrs closed the gap and at half way headed O'Shea briefly but the Cork man came back and they ran shoulder to shoulder until a little over a mile out when Mc Mahon made a decisive break which saw him come home first in 66 minutes 37 seconds ,O'Shea finished second in 66.44 and GaryO'Hanlon Clonliffe Hrs finished strongly to take third spot in 67.40. Eilish Kelly Raheny Shamrocks led the ladies home in 78.02 edging out PaulineCurley Tullamore who was second in 78.09 and Jill Hodgins was third in 79.05 The age category winner's were as follows; Women o 35 Adele Walsh StSenan's.o 40, Aisling Coppingar Waterford o 45 Liz Nolan Waterford, o 50 Bernadette Mitchell Balance Fitness o 55 Ann Fitzgerald Waterford, Men o 40 David Ryan, o 45 Pat Quill Crusaders, o 50 Bernard Boland Eagle, o 55 Tom Halpin Ballynonty, o 60 V J Clohessy Raheny.The designated charity was The South East Simon Community and the event which started and finished at Waterford IT Sports Campus- thanks to the Management there- was superbly organised with great input from The Gardai, Stewards, Order of Malta and cyclists and motor cyclists helping out. Full results on totaltiming.ie
Munster Cross Country
Beaufort County Kerry was the venue on Sunday last for the Munster Masters and( B ) juvenile cross country championships and KCK had a number of juveniles competing there and they did quite well. Roisin Dunphy was third in the under 13, Helena Barry 6 th u 11, Padraigh Fitzgerald 7 th u 13, Rena Behan again 7 th u 15, Percy O'Callaghan 9 th u 15, and Paudie Barry 12 th u 9, two of their club teams picked up medals the boys under nine were second and the girls under 15 were third, Holly Meany Waterford was 11 th under 11, In the master's championship Suzanne Dullaghan Waterford Ac was second over 40 and Joan Mahony do sixth over 35.
Annual Turkey Trot
The 5 th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Turkey Trot 5 miles Charity run will take place on Sunday next December 8 th at 12 noon.There will also be a walk over 4 miles which starts at 11 am. Entry to the run is open to all over 16 year olds. Entries taken at The Marine Bar, out the Dungarvan/ Youghal Road and proceeds go to The Youghal Cancer Support Group and Clean Zone Technology are the sponsors
Waterford Viking Marathon Launch
On Friday last the 3rd annual WLRFM Viking Marathon was launched. It will take place on Saturday June 28 th 2014 at 9 am over a new course and with a quarter Marathon distance also included this year. Presentations of €4000 each were made to last years Charities Waterford Hospice and Waterford Alzheimer Society, 2014 Charities will be Aware and Irish Motor Nueron Disease Association. see Waterford Viking Marathon Website for full details of the 2014 Event
The Following teams will represent Waterford in the All Ireland Novice Cross Country Championships at WIT Sports Campus on Sunday week December 15 th Men: Trevor Power, Frank Quinlan,Tony Quinlan, Brian O'Sullivan, PJ Scollard, Brian Swaby Waterford AC, Andrew Connick, RuariO'Donnell and Shane Maher Ferrybank, John Behan and Gary Cantwell KCK, Damien Murphy West Waterford. Women Ciara Cronin Ferrybank, Siobhan Boylan KCK, Suzanne Dullaghan Waterford, Joan Mahony and Susan Lee do. .
The death has taken place of Mrs Maura Byrne, Castle St Waterford wife of the late Paddy Byrne a former County Board Chairman and life time member of Waterford AC. and Chair of that club also Many a meeting of Waterford AC and of Waterford County Board was held in her front room and she was always most courteous to all and a great support to her husband and to athletics.Sympathy is extended to her son Paul and her five daughters and their families and her brother Sean from all involved in Waterford athletics.