20TH ANNUAL ALL ROUNDER SPORTS WINTER LEAGUE. Super response to our charity collection tonight -still counting- we will keep you informed when all monies counted. results and tables now available for viewing at www.westwaterfordathletic.org
Pictured are the West Waterford AC newely elected Senior committee for 2014 after Tuesday's Annual General Meeting. back row l-r James Veale ( Chairman and PRO ) Mick Concannon,Liam Crowe ( Treasurer ) Liam O'Donnell, Tom Leahy ( road racing Co odinator ) Gerry Cantwell and John Coleman. front row l-r Paschal Proctor,Orla O'Mahony, Sharon Duggan ( club administrator ) Tony Ferncombe ( Vice Chairman and Cross Country Co ordinator ) Jim Fleming ( Track and Field Co Ordinator )Karen Ryan ( assistant Secretery ) Ann Dunford ( Secretery ) .
20TH ANNUAL ALL ROUNDER SPORTS WINTER LEAGUE. DUNGARVAN LOURDES INVALID FUND TO BENEFIT TOMORROW NIGHT. This year’s All Rounder sports winter league charity night will see a very worthy charity benefit from your generosity. The Dungarvan Lourdes invalid fund will be the benefactors of this year’s charity collection at the winter league. This night will be held on tomorrow Wednesday 11th December and as always we urge all runners to be as generous as possible. All monies collected on the night will be donated to the charity. The Dungarvan Lourdes invalid fund is part of the West Waterford deanery which has 14 guilds and is 1 of 3 deanery’s in the Waterford- Lismore pilgrimage to Lourdes. The Dungarvan guild is up and running for at least 50 years and each year they are responsible for sending 6 to 8 invalids to Lourdes depending on the funds in a particular year available to them. The cost to send a person to Lourdes is now becoming a major issue for the organisation and this year 2013 it costs 735 euro to send just 1 person. The organisation also funds itself with its annual flag day and church gate collection which is held in April each year. Bring a little extra as it will help a lot.
Photos can now be viewed of the 20th edition of the Spar European cross country championships which were held last Sunday in the Park of Friendship in Belgrade, Serbia. www.westwaterfordathletics.org
Winners of the CleanZone Technology Old Parish turkey trot last Sunday were l/r Raivis Zakis 2nd Philip Harty 1st Ger Duhig sponsor presenting the Paddy Joe Curran memorial cup and Kevin Kenneally 3rd all West Waterford A C .
BRILLIANT TOP 20 FOR DAVID MC CARTHY AT EUROPEAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. The 20th edition of the Spar European cross country championships were held last Sunday over a very flat course in the Park of Friendship on the banks of the river Danube in Belgrade the Capitol of Serbia. After a heavy fall of snow on Friday the following 24 hours saw a clearing in the weather and despite very cold air conditions the days racing went off like clock work. After winning the European Cross Country Championships for two years in a row a medal was just beyond Fionnuala Britton’s grasp today, The race was fast and furious from the start with Koroline Bjerkeli of Norway breaking away at the early stages. The Norwegian was reeled back in at the halfway mark by the chasing pack of quality championships performers including Britton, Dulce Felix (Portugal), Gemma Steel (Great Britain), Sophie Duarte (France), Julia Bleasdale (Great Britain) and Almensch Belete of Belguim.Duarte then began to exert her presence moving away from the field with Felix and Steel battling it out behind and Britton in fourth who continued to try to get back into a medal contention spot. It was to be the French Women’s Duarte’s day and she took the title in 26.34 from Steel in second and Felix in third with Britton fourth in 26.45. The rest of the women’s team battled hard but were missing three of the top scorers from last year’s winning team and finished in sixth place. Sarah Treacy improved on her 42nd place from last year to finish 31st followed by Ciara Durkan in 36th and Sarah Mulligan a late call up finishing in 44th completing the scorers. Ann-Maire McGlynn in her first major senior championships finished a solid 49th and Dublin Marathon winner Maria McCambridge came home in 55th place. The Senior Men’s Team also finished in sixth place. The team bunched well with two top 20 finishes; Michael Mulhare in 15th and David McCarthy in 18th. West Waterford's David Mc Carthy in the senior men's was running his first senior cross country race at this level and he ran a very brave and well paced race to finish 18th overall from a field of Europeans best cross country athletes.Ireland finished 6th among the teams.The other two scorers were National champion Paul Pollock in 26th with Dan brother of Michael in 31st place. Mick Clohissey placed 56th and Stephen Scullion 63rd. The Men’s U23 Team were battling for a podium position throughout the race but finished in a highly commendable fourth place with 120 .Paul Robinson led the team home putting in a stellar performance to work his way through the field to finish in ninth place. John Travers was the next of the Irish in 32th, followed by Kevin Dooney in 38th. Shane Quinn who had been up in the top 20 in the early laps faded to 41st completed the scorers. Jake Byrne placed 60th and Ryan McDermott 71st.First race of the day was the Junior Women’s team in the 4k race. They finished in 16th place with Siofra Clerigh Buttner (DSD AC) the highest placed athlete in 37th position followed by Amy O’Donoghue in 58th place. The rest of the team who are club-mates from Dundrum South Dublin finished as follows; Meghan Ryan in 69th, Isabelle Odlum in 78th, Clare McCarthy in 98th and Sarah Fitzpatrick in 100th. While in the Junior Men’s 6k race, the team finished in ninth place improving on their 18th place from last year. Sean Tobin (Clonmel AC) led the team home in an impressive ninth place. Andrew Coscoroan (Star of the Sea AC) was the next Irish man across the line in 40th, Aaron Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers AC in 47th and Ruairi Finnegan (Letterkenny AC) 61st. Kevin Mulcaire (Ennis Track) finished in 85th and Con Doherty (Westport AC) in 95th. All In all a mixed day for Ireland at the championships no medals on this occasion but none the less some performances of note to build on for the future.
FINAL REMINDER OF CLUBS AGM'S TO BE HELD IN MINNIES JUVENILE CLUB MONDAY NIGHT AT 8. SENIOR CLUB TUESDAY NIGHT AT 8.30 PM.
MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES . CLEAN ZONE TECHNOLOGIES OLD PARISH TURKEY TROT . 1st 3 men were. Philip Harty 26.42 Raivis Zakis 27.07 Kevin Kenneally 28.10 1st 3 women. Karen Grant Midleton ac 31.46 Corrina Walsh WWAC 32.39 Evelyn Cashman Youghal AC 33.37 176 finishers. results at www.westwaterfordathletics. Org
David Mc Carthy in the tick of the action in the senior men's European cross country today in Belgrade.David running his first senior event at this level ran a very brave and well paced race to finish 18th overall from a field of Europeans best cross country athletes.Ireland finished 6th among the teams.
Ireland's Fionnuala Britton on her final lap in the Senior Ladies European cross country championships in Serbia this afternoon. The twice European champion finished a gallant 4th.
Shane Quinn and team mate Paul Robinson on the final lap of the men's under 23 race at today's European cross country championship in Serbia.the Irish team took 4th place .
Sean Tobin Clonmel AC and Ireland battles with a Russian athlete with a lap to go in the Junior race at the European cross country championships this morning in Belgrade.Sean took a brilliant 9th place in the race.
Well done to Raivis zakis 2.47 who finished 2nd today in clonakilty marathon and Ted O Leary who ran a time of 3.46. Pictured are Raivis and winner Gary O Hanlon
Race start line ready for tomorrow's European cross county championship here in Serbia.very cold but snow has now stopped falling. David Mc Carthy and Irish team just finished course jog and all is good in the camp for the morning. We wish David and all the Irish team the very best of luck.