Thursday, 20th September 2018
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Cork winner of Solas 10 miles

An entry of close to 2,600 was received for the Annual Solas Centre 10 miles run and 5 Miles walk in the city and surrounding areas on Sunday last in ideal weather conditions, the majority in the 5 miles event. At the start in Gladstone St a sea of orange was visible as men women and children, many in prams and buggies took part in the walk and a most enjoyable time was had by all with a great atmosphere all around the route and in the Peoples Park for the finish of both the Run and the Walk. The run turned out be a procession for Bantry doctor Alan O'Shea a regular at road races right up to the Marathon distance all over Ireland. He led from the start and was never troubled as he came home a decisive winner in 53 minutes 15 seconds, William Stephen's from Coolquill Co Tipp was second in 54.10 and Raivis Zakis West Waterford was third in 55 minutes even. Just as impressive was the winner of the ladies section Sylvia Malone Waterford who clocked 64.43, Stephanie Johnson Granville was second in71.05 and Ciara Mc Sweeney Focus on Fitness was third in 72.15. The Gardai and very many voluntary organisations were involved in the organisation in many different ways and overall a very enjoyable and successful day and the Solas Centre no doubt will benefit in a big way financially

County X Country Report

On Sunday last the County X Country Championships continued in Abbeyside with all clubs represented. The men's Novice title was won by Brian Byrnes West Waterford with Ian O'Byrne Waterford second and Mossie Keogh also West Waterford third ,first home in the women's novice was Brigid Coffey West Waterford,Catherine Keating was second and Onra Power West Waterford third. In the juvenile championships there very good entries and two athletes who won on day 1 also won on Sunday last Caoimhe Prendergast West Waterford won the u 13 on Sunday to add to the under 14 she won the previous week and Rebecca Walsh KCK was first u 11 on Sunday to add to the under 12 she won on Sunday week. The following are the juvenile results Boys u 19 1 Craig O'Brien F/B u 17 1 Eoin O'Riordan (WW 2 Luke Brennan Wat 3 Matteo Mary do Team 1 Wat 22pts 2 WW 27 3 F/B 30. u 15 1 Callum Hurley F/B 2 Oisin O'Riordan WW 3 Aidan Burke Wat Team 1 WW 23 2 Wat 26. u 13 1 Jake Coffey Wat 2 Ben Kiely Tram 3 Harry Colbert Wat Team 1 KCK 31. u 11 1 Zak O'Sullivan Tram 2 David Gaffney WW 3 David Nyhan do Team WW 16 2 WW 34 3 Tram 44. u 9 1 Eoin Prendergast WW 2 Eoin Morrissey do 3 Eddie Raicvic Finnisk Valley Team 1 st F/V 20 2 WW 3 F/V 66 . Girls u19 1 Emily Gough F/B 2 Molly Hutchinson do 3 Sinead O'Brien WW no team u 17 1 Anna Duffin Wat 2 Mary Kate Prendergast WW 3 Emma Caulfield Wat Team 1 Wat 17 2 WW 23. u 15 1 Aoife Redmond F/B 2 Anna Fanning Wat 3 Megan Keogh WW Team 1 WW 23 2 Wat 37 3 KCK 47. u 13 1 Caoimhe Prendergast WW 2 Ally Cunningham do 3 Muireann Dufinn Wat Team 1 WW 16 2 KCK 54 3 WW 62. u 11 1 Rebecca Walsh (KCK) 2 Sarah Abullo Wat 3 Grace Fanning do Team 1 Wat 14 2 KCK 45 3 An Ghaeltacht 50. u 9 1 Kyla Flavin WW 2 Zoe O'Sullivan Tram 3 Isobel Gaffney WW Team 1 WW 33 2 KCK 41 3 F/B 49.

County B Juvenile X Country on Sunday

St Augustine's College Abbeyside is the venue on Sunday next for another County X Country Championship fixture which begins at 11 am.On the programme are the County Master's for men and women and also the B Juvenile Championships for boys and girls u 9,u 11. u13 and u 15 with medals for first 6 home in each of these races ,but no team medals.

More October Fixtures

This Wednesday 11 th Munster Schools Combined Events Minor, Junior, Intermediate and Senior 11 am Nenagh Indoor Stadium.Sunday 22nd Munster Juvenile even age juvenile boys and girls u 10,12,14,16,and 18, Novice and u 23 X Country Championships, Clarecastle Co Clare 11.30 am,also Autumn Open X Country Festival,Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, 2pm for seniors ,juniors and master's men and women. Sat 28 th All Ireland Schools Combined Events AIT Athlone 10 am. Sunday 29 th National Marathon Championships Dublin.


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