County Cross-Country season begins

Next Sunday the County Cross-Country season begins in the grounds of St.Augustines college Abbeyside at 1pm. The races are for boys and girls U-10, 12, 14, 16, 18 as well as the Novice Men and Women.

A request is made to all Clubs in the county to get all their athletes out for the event. It is pointless training weekly on a regular basis and not competing and this applies to juveniles as well as adult competitors.

Team prizes are included in all races and this should be an incentive to every grade of runner. Cross-country running is on a much different surface than track surface so all spectators please come prepared for the underfoot conditions.

The second County fixture is at the same venue on Sunday week with the races being for U-9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and Senior and Junior. The Juvenile B and Masters is on November 16th.

All Ireland’s for Tramore

Waterford Athletic Club have been allocated one of the big All Ireland Cross-Country fixtures of the season. It is on Sunday November 23rd and it will be at Tramore Racecourse.

The events being held are the National Senior and Junior inter-county Championships as well as the Juvenile even ages.

This is great news for all Waterford athletes with a fixture on home soil and lots of time to train for the big event. The races will be run on the infield area of the racecourse and not on the track itself, so the course will be a tough one.


The first Munster fixture of the season will be at Turnpike near Thurles on October 19th and this is the juvenile even age plus the Novice.

The second one is on November 9th at Cooradane and this is for juveniles in the odd ages plus the Intermediates.

Fine All-Ireland Win

Last Saturday in Santry Stadium in Dublin the Kit Kat All Ireland Schools Combined Event Championships were held and there was an excellent win in the Junior Championship by Megan Kiely of Ursuline Convent Waterford with a very good points total of 2019pts.

County Convention

The Annual Convention of the Waterford Board took place at De La Salle College in the city on Tuesday week last. All the clubs in the county were represented and all the outgoing officers were re-elected.

These are Chairperson – Noel Power, Secretary -Treasurer Pat McGovern, P.R.O. Fintan Walsh.

Kilmacow Cross Country

Last Saturday there was a fine entry from many counties at the Caulfields Super Valu Open Cross Country meeting in Kilmacow.

Corina Walsh West Waterford won the ladies senior race with Pauline Lambe Tullamore in second and Adele Walsh St.Senan’s was third. First in the Masters Section was Marie Murphy-Griffin Waterford AC.

Paul Deegan Gowran won the men’s senior from Kenny Curran, Ballynanty and Sean Stilwell WWAC was third.

First in the Masters was Larry Lacey St.Josephs. Local winners in the juvenile section were Michael Power U-10 and Sean Curran U-12 WWAC.

Gary Cantwell KCK U-16 and for St.Senans there were wins by Katie Murphy U-9, Isobel Morgan U-10, Hugh Morgan U-14, Colin Rochford U-18. Thurles Crokes won the overall award.

Run For Life

With just weeks to go to the big Run For Life in the city over 10 miles on Sunday October 19th in aid of the New Cancer Support Centre for the South East, there is a reminder to all athletic clubs to encourage their athletes to get out and run. Full details on

Entry requirement – all are asked to raise at least €500 and there can be two persons to run 5 miles each.

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