Friday, September 22, 2017


At the finish of the Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial 5Km run at Waterford Airport were: Neville Murphy, Barry O’Connor, Frank Quinnlan (First Male Finisher), Aine Roche (First Female Finisher), Irish athletics legend Sonia O’Sullivan, Kim and Ray Leahy.

857 finished the Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial 5Km run on Waterford Airport Runway on Saturday morning last and first home was Frank Quinlan Waterford in 16 minutes 22 seconds, Ronan Matthews Tir Chonnaill was second in 16.32 and Mark McKenna Waterford was third in 16.34, first lady home was Áine Roche Clonmel in 19.47, Grace Colbert Copper Coast Crackers was second in 19.48 and Cait Caulfield Waterford was third in 19.50,the proceeds go to Touching Hearts and South East Mountain Rescue. Legendary Irish runner, Sonia O’Sullivan also competed.

Primary Schools Cross Country
On today Tuesday the Annual Waterford Primary Schools Cross Country fixture is at the RSC at 12noon. Short races for boys and girls from 1st to 6th class in preparation for Cross Country season ahead. The fixture is promoted by Ferrybank AC, details at 087 6889330.
Sunday next September 24 th Kilmacow Open Cross Country 1 pm under 8,9,10,12,14,16,18, junior and senior. To celebrate their 40th year in running this event, St. Senan’s A.C. would like to get 40 teams in the Senior races – something to celebrate our Irish tradition of Cross Country and they would greatly appreciate if Clubs could support their idea, attention those Waterford clubs with plenty of runners. Looking further ahead the County Championship Cross Country season in Waterford begins on Sunday week October 1st in St Augustine’s College Abbeyside starting at 11 am sharp with races for boys and girls u8,u10,u12,u14,u16, u 18 junior and senior. The senior and junior races will be combined with the West Waterford AC Open Cross Country that day

Sunday’s Road Race in City
On Sunday next September 24th at 1pm Vadrafjord 5 Mile Run/Walk starting near Reginald’s Tower Waterford in aid of Waterford Hospice Number collection in The Reg, 2 The Mall, Waterford from 10.30am on the day. Registration is available on the day at The Reg.

Other Road Races coming up
The ‘Croppy Boy Road Race will take place on the Saturday 30th of September 2017 at 2:00pm in Passage East. This event has been kindly sponsored by the Scenic Passage East Ferry. There will be a 10km race and 5km fun run/walk, entry fee starts at €10 with chip timing. Families welcome. Registration is available through www.totaltiming. After the presentation of prizes Seattle will provide the Music in Community Centre.
On Sunday October 8th the Annual Solas Centre Run for Life over 10 miles and Walk over 5 miles starts at 12.30 pm from Gladstone St Waterford entries on

Cyril O’Regan one of Waterford ‘s best known and successful athletes of the late 1960s and early 1970s died after a long illness on September. Competing with Waterford AC he was All Ireland Senior Long Jump Champion four times in 1966, 1968, 1969 1973 and was second in 1966 and third in 1970 and 1975 he was regularly over 23 1/2 feet and had one or two jumps over 24 feet and had a great height and spring in his jumping. He was a member of the Waterford AC relay team that won the All Ireland Medley title in 1966, together with Liam Power RIP, Eddie Wymberry and Fintan Walsh. He also won Munster Long Jump titles and County titles and was a fine sprinter into the bargain winning many relay races with Waterford AC and he competed Internationally .He would have competed in Open Sports in almost every County in Ireland winning lots of prizes .All in Waterford Athletics send their sympathy to his wife Breda, three sons David, Cyril and Nigel and his daughter Sharon, and extended family

Kilmacow Club’s Celebrations
On Sunday last in the Parish Hall in Kilmacow a very enjoyable afternoon was enjoyed by a full house for the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the foundation of St Senan’s AC ,Kilmacow.
All age groups were involved from the juveniles right up to masters including many who competed in the early years right up to the present day and their parents and relatives. Lots of photo’s and results from over the years were posted up on the walls for all to study and reminisce about. Chairperson Olympian Perri Williams welcomed all and looked back on a very successful club who had several All Ireland Champions over the years and who presently have over 100 competing members and growing. A junior International of his time and fine athlete Bill Lacey and still a key member also gave a little insight into his first schools International and of how he made his way to the course in County Dublin after being dropped off in Dublin Centre and spoke of the great years he enjoyed in the sport. Founder member Ned Williams and first chairman told of how the club was formed in 1977 shortly after a Community Games event in which Kilmacow Children participated and did well. He spoke in glowing terms of his committee at that time and said once one said a job would be done it would most certainly be done, he said the club had been a tremendous boost to the area and surrounding areas. Lots of food and refreshments were then served by very willing ladies on a very special day for St Senan’s AC.

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By Fintan Walsh
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