A large number of athletes from Ferrybank AC and one from West Waterford AC made the long journey to Magharafelt, Co Derry last weekend for the final two days of the All-Ireland juvenile indoor championships and were very successful, coming home with three individual and two relay titles, as well as silver and bronze medals.
On Saturday at the individual championships there were wins by Nicola Power, Ferrybank, in the under 19 long jump with 5.43 metres, to add to the triple jump she won in Nenagh the previous weekend, while her clubmate Thomas Barr won the under 18 high jump with a leap of 1.86 metres. Another Ferrybank athlete Andrew Heffernan was third in the same event.
Kate Veale, West Waterford AC, had a fantastic win in the under 15 1500 metres walk with a new record of 6 minutes 46 seconds, beating the old mark by all of 31 seconds, and April Flynn from Ferrybank was third in the 200 metres under 16.
On Sunday at the All-Ireland Club Relays there were two wins by Ferrybank teams. The winning teams were the girls under 15 and girls under 16, both with championship-best performances.
The squads were: under 15 – Ann O’Shea, Ciara Giles Doran, Autumn Coady and Kate Daniels; under 16 – Ann O’Shea, Ciara Giles Doran, April Flynn and Megan Kiely.
The girls under 14 team were second and the boys under 18 were third.
Waterford City Primary School Sports
Coming up on Thursday, April 30th at the RSC are the Annual Waterford City Primary School Sports promoted by Ferrybank AC with a 5.45pm start. Full details from Brid Golden on 087-6889330. This event is confined to Waterford Schools.
Waterford AC are organising Circuit Training at St Saviours Community Centre in Ballybeg every Friday from 7 to 8pm, starting April 10th. Lots of information regarding Waterford AC, such as training times, fixtures etc, are available on the club’s website.
Again a reminder to all club juveniles of the intention to have all out this year competing at fixtures; the first coming up is the Kilmacow Open Sports next Monday at 1pm.