Fintan Walsh

Hennessy wins Half-Marathon.
Pat Hennessy (West Waterford AC) was the overall winner of the Eurofins Half-Marathon on the
Waterford Greenway last Saturday.
The event, which was promoted by West Waterford AC, had 540 finishers while Hennessy clocked
1:09.04 in winning the event.

Athletes competing in the Eurofins Half-Marathon on the Waterford Greenway

Paul Doran (United Striders, Wexford) was second in 1:10.49 while Kevin O’Leary (East Cork) was third
in 1:11.33. Níamh Staunton (St Abban’s) won the ladies race in 1:20.00, Angela McCann (Clonmel) finished second
in 1:21.11 and Ciara Ryan (St Finbarr’s) was third in 1:26.00
Category winners: Men: M40 Paul Doran (United Striders), M45 John Hodge (Ind), M50 John Murphy
(Grange/ Fermoy), M55 Seamus Madigan (Ind), M60 Ronald Ilsley (West Waterford), M65 Anthony
Dwyer (West Waterford), M70 Michael Dunne (St.Finbarrs AC).
Ladies: F35 Jill Horgan (Ind), F40 Elaine Horgan (Clonmel), F45 Benvon Lyons (Ind), F50 Nicola
Maunsell (Clonmel), F55 Phillipa Carney (Ind), F60 Phyllis Flynn (Stragglers), F65 Deirdre Clancy
(West Waterford).
Winning Teams, Men: 1st

Heading off on the Eurofins Half-Marathon

West Waterford (John O’Rourke, Dermot Gough and Dermot Ryan 54 pts), 2

Waterford AC (Pat Fitzgerald, Adam Porter and James White 73 pts).
Women: 1st

West Waterford (Evelan Drohan), Ciara Burke, Liz Nyhan 46 pts), 2nd Kilkenny City Harriers.

AC (Anita Byrne, Roseanna Knox and Anne Marie Shortall 74 pts).

Waterford runners on winning Irish World Masters Mountain teams
Joe Gough (West Waterford AC) was fourth in the o65 category and on the winning Irish team at the 21st
World Masters Mountain Championships in the Comeragh Mountains on Saturday last, the first time the
event was held in Ireland.

Irish Masters Mountain Running Champions Team o65, L to R: Joe Gough (West Waterford 4th),
Martin Mc Donald (Abbeylex 1st), Eugene Doherty (Sliabh Bhui Rovers, Wexford 7th)

The Irish team supplied the overall winner in the 34 strong field in Martin Mc Donald (Abbeyleix AC) in
48 minutes 27 seconds, Joe Gough was fourth in 52.15 and Eugene Doherty (Sliabh Bhui Rovers,
Wexford) was seventh in 53.41.
Other locals on Irish medal winning teams were Paul Stephenson, from the Kilmeaden area who runs
with Rathfarnham AC, who was on the winning Irish team o35, the third scorer in fifth place. Sean
Foley was on the Irish team that finished second, he was their second scorer in seventh place. Mary
Jennings finished seventh o65 and Diane Behan was ninth o50.
Kilkenny Athletics Walking Festival
Open Race Walks including the Kilkenny County Championships take place on Friday next, September
for athletes u6 to 10, over 500 metres, then u12, 14, 16, 18, junior, senior, masters in various
distances at the Pink Rock on Old Waterford/ New Ross Road with the first race starting at 7pm sharp.
Road fixture in Wexford
The annual Todd Moore Memorial Road Race over 10km is being held in Kilmore village in Co Wexford
on Saturday next, September 10th

Kate Veale with her father James after the Eurofins Half-Marathon.

at 5.30 pm. Prizes for first four men and women and juniors and masters

in many age groups.

Taghmon Open Cross Country
The annual Taghmon, Co Wexford Open Cross Country meeting goes ahead on Sunday week, September
with an 11am start. (Eircode Y35YY84).
Races for u9, 10, 12, 14, 16, junior, senior and masters.
More details from 087 4266547. Entries from 10 am are taken on the day.
Kilmacow Open Cross Country
The annual Kilmacow Open Cross Country fixture is in the Sports Complex, Kilmacow at 1pm on
September 25th

Races u8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, juniors, senior and masters.

The Fintan O’Sullivan Memorial Cup will be presented to the best overall juvenile club at the meeting
which is sponsored by Caulfield’s SuperValu Hypermarket. Waterford.
Full details of race distances on St Senan’s website Next week we hope to have dates for Waterford Cross
Country Championships