Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Ferrybank AC’s Niamh Whelan is on the Irish team at the World Relay Championships in Yokohama in Japan this weekend. Photo: Inpho.

This weekend the World Relay Championships are in Yokohama in Japan and Niamh Whelan Ferrybank is on the Irish panel of six from which the Irish 4 x 100 metres relay team will be chosen.
Congratulations to Kate Veale West Waterford who has been selected on the Irish team for the World Universities Games to be held in Napoli, Italy in July.

On Sunday next with a 10 am start at the RSC the first section of the County Track and Field Championships will have a huge number of events and all clubs have had the programme for many weeks now and ample time to share it with all their mentors and athletes. First events on the track will be the 400 metres hurdles, 300 metres hurdles and 250 metres hurdles followed by the sprints starting with the under 9 age group. Lots of help needed from all clubs on the day. A special request to all senior men and women to come along and compete in the various track and field events on the programme

Tón le Ghaoithe
On Saturday next with a 12 noon start in the RSC the Annual Tón le Ghoithe wind sprint meeting will see many of Ireland’s top athletes in action. Events on the programme male and female are 100m, 200m, 100m/110m hurdles, high jump and shot putt athletes must be 16 years or over in year of competition.

East Munster Boys
On this Wednesday at the RSC with an 11.30 am start the East Munster Boys Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships go ahead in four grades minor, junior, intermediate and senior. Lots of athletes from Waterford schools will be competing. On Thursday the West Waterford Primary Schools Small Schools Sports are in St Augustine’s Abbeyside at 6.30pm

An Tobar 5 miles
Race four in the Elvery’s /Asics Intersport Series the An Tobar 5 miles is in Clashmore at 7.30 pm on Friday next. Entries will be taken at the Ardmore G.A.A. Club Pavilion from 6.15 pm and race is open to all over 16 years of age on race day.

East Munster Results
Athletes from Waterford schools did very well on Wednesday last at the East Munster Secondary Girls Schools Championships in Templemore. At senior level there were doubles by Emily O’Mahony St Augustine’s long and triple jump, Sarah Jacob Ursuline discus and shot putt and wins also by Kylie Heinen St Declan’s Kilmacthomas high jump’, Emily Myers Waterpark hammer Lucy Holmes Ard Scoil na N Deise 800m, Tara Ramasawmy Ursuline 1500 m, Aoife Casey 3000m and Aoife Allen both Mercy steeplechase, at intermediate level there were wins by Maeve Griffin Blackwater CS hammer and discus , Paula Igwe hurdles and Katie Nolke high jump and long jump both Ursuline, Meabh O’Connor Waterpark walk and Ursuline Relay team in the junior grade by Sarah Slevin Ard Scoil na n Deise discus and javelin,Sophie Crowley Newtown School high jump, Roisin Kiersey Ard Scoil na nDeise hurdles and Ard Scoil na nDeise Relay team and minor Ava Lonergan Ursuline hurdles. There were also several second and third placings.

97 competed in the Annual O’Neill’s Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial 5 miles Road Race in Portlaw last Friday evening in pleasant conditions and first home was Niall Sheil St Killian’s Wexford in 26 minutes 30 seconds, Noel Murphy Waterford was second in 26.37 and Warren Roche Ferrybank third in 27.33 First lady home was Jacqui Carthy Kilmore Co Wexford in 29.33, Madeline Loughnane Thurles Crokes was second in 30.27and Frances Mullally St Joseph’s was third in35.41. It was Race two of the Outfield Sports Series promoted by Carrick on Suir Road Runners and as usual was very well organised .

Dublin winner in Mooncoin
The Mooncoin GAA 10 km Rose Run on Sunday last was won by Dermot Gorman Raheny Shamrocks in 33 minutes 33 seconds, Brian Murphy Ck on Suir was second in 33.59 and Adam Porter Waterford was third in 34.33. Sally Forristal St Joseph’s was first lady home in 38.17, Keeley Tideswell Carrick on Suir was second in 39.17 nd Ann Kinsella St Senan’s was third in 42.25.The 5 km winners were Sean Walsh in 18.18 and Janet Quinlan Saturday Road Runners in 20.58 ,50 finished the 10k and 100 the 5k Proceeds to Down Syndrome Ireland.

Upcoming Road Races
Friday May 17th Splashworld 10km Tramore 7pm,
Friday 24th May Touraneena 5 km 7.30 pm (Elvery’s/Asics IntersportSeries )
Saturday May 25th Re-fixed Ferrybank GAA 10 km 7pm.

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By Fintan Walsh
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