Next Sunday the 19th October the first Munster Cross-Country Championship fixture of the season takes place at Turnpike, Two-Mile-Borris Co. Tipperary and starts at 12 noon sharp. There are races for boys and girls under 10, 12, 14,16,18 as well as Novice Women and men. It is expected that Waterford clubs will be well represented in each category. To get to the venue travel to the roundabout on the outskirts of Cashel on the Clonmel side and then take the main Cork/Dublin road heading for Urlingford and you will come to Two-Mile-Borris and the course is nearby and will be well signposted. First race is girls U-10. There will be club and county team awards in each event as well as individual medals.

National Marathon

On Bank Holiday Monday October 27th in association with the Annual Dublin City Marathon the National event will be incorporated and entry details can be had on the Athletics Ireland website. On Sunday November 9th the Munster U-9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 and Intermediate Championships male and female are in Cooraclare, Co.Clare.

WLRfm Run For Life

Next Sunday the 10 mile Run For Life fundraiser in aid of the South East Cancer Foundation’s new centre will be a major attraction in the city. It starts at 12 noon and will begin at the Broadcast Centre at Ardkeen and hundreds are expected to participate. Sponsorship cards have been out for months and each competitor is expected to have raised €500 or two people can do five miles each and raise the money between them. Full details on WLRfm website. Phone 051-873452 or 051-856317 or 051-854140.

Special Meeting

On Saturday November 8th there will be an E.G.M. of the Athletic Association of Ireland in The Sheraton Hotel Athlone at 10.30am. The purpose of this meeting is to have the Association incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee and to agree memorandum and Articles of Association of the New Company. This came about from a motion at the last Congress.

National Awards Dinner

On Saturday 15th November the National Awards Dinner will be held in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Dublin. For accommodation details see Athletics Ireland website.

Appeal to Clubs

Most clubs have lots of athletes training but only a handful are turning out in races and this defeats the whole purpose of collective training. In any competitive sport there are goals to achieve and it is only through competing that these goals can be met. Regardless of the standard there are lots of team competitions and “B” events to suit all juveniles and of course adults also.

Abbeyside Details

Last Saturday the Garvey’s Super Valu Open Senior Cross-Country fixture was held in St.Augustine’s college, Abbeyside in excellent weather conditions. The race also incorporated the County Senior Men’s and Women’s Championships and also on the programme were the uneven juvenile county championships.

Sandis Bralitis West Waterford was the overall winner of the senior event and also took the county senior title and Corina Walsh West Waterford was first home in the ladies senior and she also took the County title. In the juvenile championships West Waterford AC won four team titles, Ferrybank AC three, K.C.K. two and Tramore one. The following are the juvenile results:

Girls U-9

1. Molly Hutchinson Ferrybank

2. Ciara Silby Ferrybank

3. Rean Behan KCK

Team: 1. Ferrybank, 2.KCK


1. Sinead Flynn WWAC

2. Kate McGrath WWAC

3. Danielle O’Connor Tramore

Team: 1. WWAC, 2.Ferrybank, 3. WWAC B


1. Orla Queally Ferrybank

2. Heather O’Leary Ferrybank

3. Niamh Frawley Ferrybank

Team: 1. Ferrybank, 2. WWAC, 3.Ferrybank B


1. Kate Veale WWAC

2. Lucy O’Brien WWAC

3. Erica Kiely WWAC

Team: 1. WWAC


1. Edel Roche WWAC

2. Clare Collins WWAC

3. Rebecca Maher WWAC

Team: 1. WWAC

Boys U-9

1. Owen Kenny Ferrybank

2. Jamie Stone Tramore

3. Shane Monagle Tramore

Team: 1. Tramore, 2. WWAC


1. Dylan Kearns Ferrybank

2. Tadg Brennan Ferrybank

3. Michael Power WWAC

Team: 1. Ferrybank, 2. WWAC, 3. Tramore



1. Sean Curran WWAC

2. Michael Behan KCK

3. Tomás O’Dálaigh Tramore

Team: 1. WWAC, 2. KCK


1. Rhuin Mitchell KCK

2. Ben Kiely Ferrybank

3. John Halley KCK

Team: 1. KCK


1. Gary Cantwell KCK

2. Ian Curran An Gaeltacht

3. Brian Hallissey WWAC

Team; 1. KCK

Senior Results

Mens Open Race

1. Sandis Bralitis WWAC

2. Alan O’Shea Bantry

3. James McCarthy East Cork

Women’s Open Race

1. Corina Walsh WWAC

2. Pauline Lambe Tullamore

3. Diane Behan WWAC

Men over-35 Frank Hayes East Cork; o-40 Paul Deegan Gowran; o-45 Denis McCarthy East Cork; over-50 Colin Lyons WWAC; over-55 Con Kelleher WWAC.

Women over-35 Brigid Coffey, o-40 Ann Whelan WWAC.

County Senior Championship

Men: 1. Sandis Bralitis, 2. Ravis Zakis, 3. Rory Moloney (all WWAC)

Team : WWAC

Women: 1. Corina Walsh, 2. Diane Behan, 3. Norma Wall (all WWAC).

Team: WWAC.