Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Pupils from St Marys BNS Ferrybank,Sean who was 1st in the 5th class 600m and Justin, 3rd class at WRSC for the Waterford Primary Schools Cross Country. More pictures in next week’s paper. Photo: Joe Evans.

Over a thousand children competed in the annual Waterford City and surrounding areas Primary Schools Cross Country races organised by Ferrybank AC at the RSC on Tuesday last and hundreds of parents came along to cheer them on also. It was a most enjoyable event and individual winners came from the following schools; Ballygunner,St Declan’s , Passage, Killea, Portlaw, Ferrybank and Kilmacthomas The Best Girls School award went to Ballygunner, St John of God were 2nd and St Ursula’s 3rd, Best Boys School was St Declans, Ferrybank were 2nd and Ballygunner 3rd. Best Small School was Butlerstown. Gaelscoil Phortlairge were 2nd and Portlaw 3rd. The following were the individual results;1 st Class Girls Race 1 1. Ellen Murphy, Ballygunner 2 Maria Lambert, Butlerstown, 3 Becky Sheridan, Ballygunner. Race 2 1. Erin Butler, Ballygunner 2 Aoibhinn O Donoghue, Ballygunner 3 Georgia de Bromhead, Butlerstown, 1st Class Boys Race 1 Jamie Grent, Killea, 2. Sam Widger Gaelscoil Portlairge, 3 Colin Warren, Ferrybank Race 2 1. Jack Walsh, St Declan’s, 2 Joe Byrne, Ballygunner, 3 Barry Power, St. Declan’s 2nd Class Girls Race 1 1 Cora Miller, Ballygunner, 2 Arwen Mulligan, Ursuline, 3 Aisling Ivan St John of God. Race 2 1. Aoife Power Ballygunner, 2. Lily Power, St. John of God, 3. Lily Gallagher,St. John of God. 2nd Class Boys Race 1 1 Rian Byrne, Ferrybank, 2. Orion Calla, Passage, 3. Andrew Power, Ballygunner Race 2 1 David Borowiak, St Declan’s, 2 Enda Bloomer, Gaelscoil Portlairge,3 Joel Obisi, Ferrybank 3rd Class Girls Race 1 1.Cassandra Abullo, Ballygunner, 2 Mia De Bromhead, Butlerstown, 3 Sarah Byrne, Butlerstown. Race 2 1. Sarah Flynn, Ballygunner, 2. Hope Halligan, St Saviour’s, 3. Lucy Clinton, St John of God. 3rd Class Boys Race 1 1.Fionn Phelan, St Declan’s, 2. Darragh Doyle, St Declan’s, 3 Daniel Byrne, St Declan’s Race 2 1.Sam Croke, Portlaw, 2 Jack Power, Ballygunner, 3 Michael Fingleton, Ballygunner 4th Class Girls Race 1 1 Rebecca Walsh, Kilmac, 2 Abigail O Regan, Portlaw, 3 Caoimhe O Regan Duggan, Ballygunner Race 2 1 Clodagh Shanahan Rice, Portlaw, 2 Isabel Gallagher, St John of God, 3 Stella Smith, St Ursula’s 4th Class Boys Race 1 1 David Imiren, Ferrybank, 2 Romeo Lapite, Ferrybank, 3 Andrew Verwes Killea Race 2 1 Cillian Sheridan, St Declan’s, 2 Fiacra Cooney, Ballygunner, 3 Luke McCarthy, St Declan’s 5th Class Girls 1. Sarah Abullo, Ballygunner, 2. Muireann Duffin, Gaelscoil Phortlairge, 3 Grace Fanning, St John of God. 5th Class Boys 1. Sean Byrne Ferrybank, 2 Sean Aderiemi, Ferrybank, 3 Romeo Akachukwe, St Declan’s . 6th Class Girls 1 Orlaith Walsh, Passage, 2 Kelsey Obanya, Ballygunner, 3.Laura Flynn, Ballygunner 6th Class Boys. 1 Jake Coffey, St. Declan’s, 2 Sean Kelly, Passage, 3 Nathan Mackey, Ballygunner.

County Cross Country Championships
The County Championship Cross Country season begins on Sunday next at 11 am sharp in St Augustine’s College Grounds Abbeyside. The senior and junior championships will be incorporated into the West Waterford Open Race which will start after the juvenile Championships. The programme for the juvenile championships is as follows; Boys and Girls u8,u10,u12,u14,u16, u 18. For spectators travelling to the venue the advice is come prepared for the underfoot conditions and club mentors have your athletes well warmed up for their events, no standing around in cold conditions, first race will be girls u 8 all other races follow in quick succession

The Croppy Boy Road Race
The above race will take place on next Saturday 30th of September at 2.00pm in Passage East. There will be a 10km race and 5km fun run, entry fee starts at €10 with chip timing. Families welcome.Registration is available through www.totaltiming.ie. presently. Entries on the day from 12 noon at Race Headquarters in Passage East Community Centre.The winner will receive “The Ronan Walsh Memorial Cup”, a number of athletes from Raheny AC will be competing, the late Ronan Walsh competed for years with Raheny. A beautiful Commemoration Mug will go to all participants. The races will start up near The Passage Hurling Clubhouse in Crooke. Funds raised will go to the Passage East & Crooke Development Association and the Faithlegg and Crooke 31st Scouts. All enquiries to [email protected] After the presentation of prizes in the Community Centre Seattle Band will play outside the Centre in Passage.
Looking ahead to 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 totaltiming.ie

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By Fintan Walsh
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