Jessie Barr, recent winner of the All Ireland 400 metres hurdles title, finished fourth in her heat of the 400metres at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday. The Ferrybank athlete clocked 57.21 and finished 10th overall with the first eight progressing to the semi-final. Later this week Jessie heads for Korea to join the Irish team at the World Championships in Daegu. Last week she was named on the Irish relay panel of five from which the 4x 400 metres relay team will be selected to represent Ireland at the World Championships in Daegu, Korea from August 27th to September 4th.
Celtic Juvenile Games
Two athletes from Ferrybank AC competed for Ireland at under 16 level at the annual Celtic Games in the Antrim Forum on Saturday last. Neasa Murphy was joint first in the high jump with 1.55 metres and Aisling Quinn was third in the 1500 metres in four minutes 53.97 seconds, the race was won by a Scottish athlete in 4.38.98.
Alan Everett Memorial Race
On Saturday evening last in excellent weather conditions 145 competed in the annual Alan Everett Memorial Road Race in Woodstown. Andrew Connick, Ferrybank AC was a very easy winner leading from the start. He won in a time of 26 minutes and 24 seconds, in second spot was Gary Cantwell KCK in 28.41 and Brian O’ Sullivan, Waterford was third in 28.57. Martina O’Dwyer, Carrick on Suir won the ladies section in 31.43, Leona O’Reilly was second in 32.59 and Cait Caulfield Waterford AC was third in 34.38. The category winners were Ladies over 35 Deirdre Chapman Waterford AC, o 40 Elaine Barry, Waterford AC, o 45 Cora Lombard, Waterford AC, o 50 Kathleen Kennedy, Waterford AC.
Junior, Niamh Casey Ferrybank. Men o 40 Dermot McCarthy Waterford, o 45 Bill Egan Garda, o 50 Tom Burns Waterford AC, o 55 Joe Gough West Waterford, Junior Shane Grant.
On behalf of the Everett family Pat Everett thanked all who participated and all who were involved in the organisation of the event. On behalf of the organisers Waterford AC, Michael Leechmere thanked The Saratoga, the local ladies who supplied the refreshments, the Gardai, stewards those at watering stations, officials at start and finish. The proceeds go to the Dunmore East Coast Guards.