On Sunday last in excellent weather conditions in St Augustine’s College Grounds, Abbeyside, the County Cross Country Championship season got off to a great start with large numbers of athletes competing.

All the clubs in the county had their athletes out in force and all got among the medals. In the juvenile championships there were individual winners from Waterford AC, West Waterford, Ferrybank and KCK.

For Ferrybank there were four individual winners, for West Waterford three, for Waterford AC two and for KCK one, and in the team section West Waterford had five wins, Ferrybank three and Waterford one. Kevin Kenneally had a pillar-to-post win in the men’s novice race from Brian Swaby and Jim Baldwin, Waterford. Waterford also won the team prize and Suzanne Dulligan won the ladies novice race.

Results in full



1st Molly Hutchinson Ferrybank, 2nd Rena Behan K.C.K.,3rd Aine Flynn West Waterford. Team: 1st Ferrybank 28 pts, 2nd K.C.K. 39, 3rd West Waterford 39.


1st Sinead Flynn West Waterford, 2nd Kate McGrath ,West Waterford, 3rd Krista Meade Ferrybank. Team: 1st West Waterford 17 pts, 2nd Ferrybank 33, 3rd An Ghaeltacht 67 pts.


1st Orla Queally Ferrybank, 2nd Aisling Quinn do, 3rd Heather O’Leary do. Team:

1st Ferrybank 10pts, 2nd West Waterford 34, 3rd Waterford 54.


1st Kate Veale West Waterford, 2nd Lucy O’Brien do, 3rd Una McGrath do. Team: 1st West Waterford 10 pts, 2nd West Waterford 34pts.


1st Siobhan Heylin Waterford AC. 2nd Niamh Tebay do.

Novice Ladies

1st Suzanne Dulligan Waterford.



1st Hugo Blair Waterford, 2nd Luke Kervick Waterford, 3rd Cathal Cheasty Ferrybank, Team: 1st Waterford A.C. 27pts, 2nd Ferrybank 39, 3rd West Waterford 51.


1st Tadg Brennan Ferrybank, 2nd Liam Reilly An Ghaeltacht, 3rd Michael Power West Waterford. Team: 1st Ferrybank 22pts , 2nd West Waterford 26, 3rd Waterford 59.


1st Eoin Brown Ferrybank, 2nd Michael Behan K.C.K. 3rd Sean Curran West Waterford. Team: 1st West Waterford 18 pts.


1st David Early West Waterford, 2nd Robbie Mulligan do, 3rd Rhuain Mitchell K.C.K. Team: 1st West Waterford 18 pts, 2nd K.C.K.

U18 1st Gary Cantwell K.C.K, 2nd, Brian Hallissey West Waterford, 3rd John Skehan K.C.K. Team: West Waterford 17 pts.

Novice Men

1st Kevin Kenneally West Waterford, 2nd Brian Swaby Waterford, 3rd Jim Baldwin do. Team: 1st Waterford , 2nd West Waterford..

Special U8 races

Girls – 1st Sheena Mc Guckian, West Waterford, 2nd Megan Waring, Waterford, 3rd Tao Behan, K.C.K.

Boys – 1st Garvan Blair Waterford, 2nd Ethan Flynn do, 3rd Liam Hamilton An Ghaeltacht.