Great Performances by Waterford AC Athletes February 18, 2020

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…..MUNSTER SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS….

The Munster Schools XC championships took place today on Clarecastle, Co. Clare, where the conditions were very wet but a fair course, where some of our athletes represented there various schools.

Below are some of the Results to hand.

In order to progress to the All Ireland Schools the following is the criteria, Top 15 individual and top 3 teams qualify, these finals will be held in Santry on March 7th.

A picture we spotted on social media of Harry Colbert whom finished 15th in his race.

Minor girls
Ella Mai Marshall 5th
Muireann Duffin 12th

Junior Boys
Michael Cuddihy 8th
Enzo Mary 16th

Inter boys
Hubert Homa 7th
Daniel Farrell 14th
Harry Colbert 15th
Aiden Burke 18th
Jaimie Crawford 44th
Danny Hagen 74th

Senior girls
Una o Brien 4th
Emma caulfield 11th
Meabh o connor 19th
Anna Duffin 20th
Emer mcglynn 23rd
Anna Fanning 24th
Hannah Burke 27th
Carla Fanning 28th

Senior boys
Ben Keane 20th

Well done to everyone from us all in WAC.

Our very own Órla O’Connor whom is on scholarship in America, with Providence College, took part in the 2020 BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational, which was held at the Boston University Track & Tennis Center.

Orla, completed in the 3,000m event @ finished 13th position in a super time of 9.54:56.

Keep up the good work Orla, from us all in WAC, well done.

More news from across the Atlantic Ocean, Barry Keane runs a super 13.50:66 to finish 4th in an invitational race over 5,000m. Currently 2nd fastest from his college of all time and 16th in NCAA records.

Well done Barry from everyone in WAC, we’ll look forward to watching for more stunning performances in the coming weeks.

David McGlynn of Waterford AC has continued his good form of late from the Cross Country Season to the indoors. This morning David finished 2nd in the 3k university indoors in Athlone, running a new pb of 8.26.

Congratulations on the silver medal David, from us all in WAC.

Some great results followed in the National IUAA National Championships where Lance Baylon had his first outing for University of Ulster. James Murphy set a new indoor PB in the Long Jump final competing for WIT Vikings. Grace Furlong set a new UCC record in the Triple Jump 12.11 finishing second.
Competing for Colleges around the Country but always team WAC.

Well done to all our athletes who took part in Nenagh yesterday.

Congratulations to Maebh O Connor who won the U17 Walk.
Ryan Dwyer and Aoife Cleary made the 60m semifinals from very big numbers competing in all events.

A very successful day for the Masters Athletes of Waterford AC at the indoor Munster Indoor Masters Championships in Nenagh today

Paschal Halley
Gold in o50 in 400m
Silver in long jump and 200m

Tom O’Brien o50
Gold in high jump and long jump

Nichola Tighe o40
Gold in 60m hurdles, bronze in 200m and bronze in weight for distance

Aisling Ferguson o45 – Gold 800m

Liz Colclough o40 bronze in 60m

Anna de Courcey o45 Gold in high jump

Gold in the women’s over 35 relay for Waterford AC team
Liz Colclough, Nichola Tighe, Imelda Geraghty and Aisling Ferguson

Congratulations to our Member Paschal Halley on his achievement. Keep up the good work Paschal, from us all in WAC.

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