Thursday, 20th September 2018
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Huge entry for Waterford to Tramore Road race

400 competed in the 49 th Annual Bluewall Sponsored Paddy Flanagan Memorial Waterford to Tramore Road Race last Friday evening and Andrew Connick Ferrybank who won the race in 2013 was first home again this year in 39 minutes and 9 seconds to win the Paddy Flanagan Perpetual Trophy, Ger Forde Slaney Olympic was second in 39.27 and Emmet Kelly Waterford Triathlon Club was third in 40.13. First lady home and the first winner of the Inaugural Tebay Ladies Perpetual Trophy was Ruth Fitzgerald Waterford AC in 44.32 , Sally Forristal St Joseph's was second in 45.28 and Adele Walsh St Senan's was third in 46.06 Waterford AC won the men's team and West Waterford the women's. The Flanagan family special prize went to Barry Torpey Carrick on Suir.The following were the category winners.Ladies Junior Sarah Davies, F 35 Madeline Loughnane Thules Crokes, F40 Naomi Doonan Saturday Road Runners, F45 Marie Griffin St Joseph's, F50 Mag Kirwan Adele's Eat Train Live,F55 Bernie Prendergast West Waterford.Men Junior Conor Shiels Waterford,M40 Patrick Roche Carrick on Suir, M45 Martin Kehoe United Striders, M50 Martin Dunford West Waterford, M55 Daryrl Hale Waterford, M06 Joe Gough West Waterford. It was race 3 of the Intersport Elvery's / Asics Series.The organisers Waterford AC wish to thank the sponsors Bluewall Technology, the Gardai in Waterford and Tramore, Order of Malta, all the stewards, Tramore GAA Club and the staff in Bishop's Palace for services rendered.

Waterford City Primary School Sports

On Tuesday April 24 th The Bank of Ireland Waterford City Primary School Sports organised by Ferrybank AC were at the RSC and over 1000 children competed in miserable conditions.The following were the winners Girls U8 Sprint.Aisling Ivin John of God, 00m Race1 Erin Butler Ballygunner, Race 2:Kareen Mulligan Ursuline, Race 3 Aoibhinn O Donoghue Ballygunner, Relay Ballygunner.U9 Sprint Cora Miller Ballygunner, 00m Race 1 Niamh Barry John of God ,Race 2 Lucy Clinton John of God ,Race 3 Zoe Kenny Mercy, Relay Ballygunner.U10 Sprint Eme Adebayo Mercy, 300m Race 1 Ada Ugochkwu Ursuline, Race 2. Cassandra Abullo, Ballygunner, Race 3 1 Emi Adebayo,Mercy, Relay Ballygunner.U11 Sprint Petra Igwe, Ursuline, 500m Race 1 Grace Fanning John of God ,Race 2 Sarah Abullo, Ballygunner Relay St John of God. U12 Sprint Grace Shultz, Ballygunner, 500m Race1. Muireann Ní Dhuifinn Gaelscoil Ballygunner Race 2 Sarah Sheehan, Gaelscoil na nDéise,Relay St. John of God, Over 12 Sprint Chloe O'Connor, Mercy, 600m Kelsey Obanya, Ballygunner Relay St. John of God. Boys U8 Sprint Lucsan Lilonda, Scoil Lorcain, 300m Race 1 Jack Walsh St Declan's, Race 2 Fionn Kelly Passage East Relay Ballygunner. U 9 Sprint Orien Cala,Passage,300m Race 1 David Borowiak,St Declan's Race 2 Orien Cala,Passage, Race 3 Ronan Quinlan, Ballygunner, Relay Scoil Lorcain. U10 Sprint Stephen Coon, St Pauls, 300m Race 1 Fionn Phelan,St Declan's, Race 2 Sam Croke ,Portlaw, Race 3 Eanna McHugh, Gaelscoil na nDéise ,Relay Ballygunner. U11 Sprint:Collins Ehimare St Stephen 500m Race1 Ollie Fives, Ballygunner, Race 2Tadhg, Gaelscoil na nDéise Relay St Stephen.U12 Boys' Sprint Rhadeem Eddy, St Declan's 500m Race 1 Ben Wallis Waterpark,500m Race 2 Sean Kelly Passage Relay, Ballygunner.Over 12 Sprint Luke Curtis, St Declan's, 600m Ben Walsh,Butlerstown Relay Ballygunner.Best Schools, Small School 1 Gael Scoil na *n*Déise .2 De La Salle, Stephen St 3. Passage Boys. Large Boys School 1. Ballygunner, 2 St Declan's, 3 Scoil Lorcáin.Large Girls School 1. Ballygunner, 2 Ursuline 3. St John of God.

County Secondary Schools Championships

The Waterford Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships were at the RSC on Wednesday April 25 th and the following were the winners.Minor Boys 100m 1 Marek Dobrakowski Waterpark,800m Rory Fennell St Augustines,1500m Tommy Fennell St Augustine's,long jump David Igwe De La Salle, high jump.and javelin, David Scanlon St Declan's Kilmacthomas.triple jump. Eoin O'Gradaigh Waterpark Relay St Augustine's Minor Girls 100 m and long jump,Onelia Whelan St Augustine 800 m Erin Joyce PS na Trionoide,1500m Krystal Brea Ardscoil na Mara Tramore, high jump Anna Viladomiu Newtown triple jump Saiorse Kelly St Augustines ,shot putt Aoibhe Waring Ursuline, discus Shima Lannigan St Augustines, javelin Sarah Slevin Ard Scoil na nDéise Relay Ard Scoil na nDéise.Junior boys; 100m Johnson Adigun De La Salle

800m Aidan Burke De La Salle1500m ,Calub Campion Blackwater CSL. long and triple jump Jack Corcoran Waterpark,high jump Keelan O'Connell CCN, shot putt Darragh O'Neill Ardscoil na Mara,jav Brooklyn Mulrooney St Paul's Relay De La Salle. Junior girls 100m and long jump Paula Igwe Ursuline Waterford, 800m Aoife Redmond Abbey,1500 m Emma Hickey Ard Scoil na nDéise high jump Katie Nolke Ursuline Waterford, shot putt Bethanne Gardiner Ard Scoil na nDéise, discus Maeve Griffin Blackwater, javelin Aisling Power St Declan's, Relay Ursuline. Inter/Senior Boys100m and 400m Craig Mc Auliffe De La Salle, 800m Hugo Blair Waterpark,1500m Aidan Rogers Newtown, long jump and triple jump Alexsander Wagner St Augustine's, high jump Darragh Curran St. Augustiines,shot putt Shane Cawley Ardscoil na Mara,discus Cormac Farrell De La Salle, javelin Cathal Scanlon St Declan's, Relay Abbey, Overall Cup Waterpark. Inter/ Senior Girls,100m Amy Redmond Abbey CC 200m Lorna Monahan Waterpark, 800m Lucy Holmes Ard Scoil na nDéise 1500 m Una O'Brien Waterpark, L.J. and triple jump Emily O'Mahony St Augustines, high jump. Olivia Queally Waterpark shot and discus Sarah Jacob Ursuline Waterford .Jav Natalie Chruslak CCN Relay 1 St Augustine's. All Round Cup St Augustine's 34pts

Secondary Schools Fixtures

This Wednesday with a 12 noon start the East Munster Girls Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships are at the RSC and many athletes from Waterford schools will be competing in four grades,minor, junior, intermediate and senior,other school fixtures coming up are East Munster Boys Secondary Schools Championships Templemore 11.30 am Thursday May 10 th, Munster Secondary Schools Finals are in Castleisland Saturday May 19th.

Portlaw 5 miles on Friday

Race 2 in the Outfield Sports Series the O'Neill's Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial Road Race over 5 miles is in Portlaw this Friday at 7.30 pm organised by Carrick on Suir Road Runners. Entries taken from 6 pm to 7.15pm in Portlaw National School The Proceeds go to Portlaw Red Cross Branch. On Sunday the Munster Championship Half and full Marathon Championships are in Limerick

Ton Le Ghaoite in RSC on Saturday

The Annual Wind Sprints meeting at the RSC on Saturday which starts at 12 noon will see some of Ireland's top athletes competing male and female. The events are 100 m, 100m and 110 m hurdles, 200 m and also a 400 metres this year, javelin and high jump. Entries close this Tuesday and athletes must be 16 years or over in year of competition - see website.

Further Road Races

Friday May 11 th Splashworld 10 km Tramore 7 pm same evening Ardmore 5 miles 7.30 pm Race 3 Intersport Elvery's /Asics Series West Waterford Website has all their Intersport Elvery's/Asics Summer Series dates listed. Sunday May 20 th Stoneyford 10 km 11.30 am.see for entries


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