On Saturday last at an EAP meeting in Nivelles, Belgium two Ferrybank AC members competed, with Kelly Proper scoring a double, winning the 200 metres in a personal-best time of 23.68 seconds and the Long Jump with a distance of 6.22m (which is some way below her best).

Niamh Whelan was fifth in the 100m in 11.74 seconds, with another Irish athlete, Amy Foster winning the race in 11.61 seconds. Last week in Birmingham Jessie Barr again from Ferrybank won a 400m Hurdles race in a season’s best time of 59.88 seconds.

At a graded meeting in Dublin last week also Joe Gough, West Waterford won the mile in 4mins 41.53secs the race had 13 runners, again great running for an over 55 athlete.

Kate and Megan sparkle in Schools Interprovincial

On Saturday last in Tullamore a number of athletes from Waterford Schools competed for Munster in the Schools Interprovincial Intermediate Track and Field meeting.

Kate Veale from St Augustine’s was given awards for Athlete of the Meeting and also Best Walker after yet another record-breaking gold medal performance in the 3km walk; her time of 13 minutes 16 seconds breaking her own record of 13.39.

Another record breaker was Megan Kiely, Ursuline, who won the 300 metres hurdles in 42.9 seconds and was also on the Munster team that won the 4x300m Relay.

Brothers Laurence and Martin Houlihan, St Augustines, tied for first place in the Pole Vault, while second placings went to the following: Ciara Giles Doran, Mercy, 200 metres: James Green, Comeragh College, 400m, and Ciara Scanlon, Ard Scoil na nDeise in the Hammer.

Third placings went to Ciara Giles Doran, 100m; Sorcha Murphy, Stella Maris, High Jump; Jade Power, Mercy, Discus; April Flynn, Ursuline, 300m Hurdles, and Leanne Herlihy, St Augustine’s in the Pole Vault.