Athletes from Waterford were very much in the picture at the All-Ireland Juvenile Championships in Tullamore last Saturday and Sunday with those from Ferrybank AC most successful. They won numerous titles as well as silver and bronze medals and the following were their winners: Ciara Giles Doran, U16 sprint 100 metres (she also won the 250m Hurdles with a new record of 34.25 secs); Ben Kiely, U17 300m hurdles; his sister Megan in the same event again U17 300m hurdles (with a new record of 43.59 secs); Cara Kennedy, U19 hammer, with a throw of over 54m, just outside the European junior qualifying distance; Thomas Barr, U18 400m hurdles; Neasa Murphy, U14 high jump; Aoife Harrison, U13 long jump.
Silver medals went to Megan Kiely, sprint hurdles U17 and 300m U17, Jade Power U17 discus, Tadgh Brennan U13 600m, Anne Corcoran U12 Shot Putt, Aisling Quinn U14 800m. Bronze medals were won by April Flynn, 300m hurdles U17, Amy Foley javelin U13, James Greene 400m U18, Anne O’Shea 100m U16, Orla O’Brien U13 shot putt, Anne Corcoran U12 long jump and high jump. West Waterford had good results also with wins by Thomas Houlihan in the U19 pole vault with a new record of 4.40m; his sister Lisa won the pole vault U18 and Zoe Scanlon won the U18 discus and silver medal winners were Leanne Herlihy U17 pole vault, Michelle Kenneally U18 hammer, Laurence Houlihan U17 pole vault and Clare Collins U19 high jump and Martin Houlihan U17 pole vault and Lisa Houlihan 100m hurdles U18 both won bronze medals. For Waterford AC there were two medal winners as Caroline Farrelly and Siobhan Heylin were second and third respectively in the 2000m steeplechase U18 and Denise O’Connor, Tramore, was third in the U13 Hurdles.