Published 07/07/2015 | 00:00
SLANEY OLYMPIC A.C.
The concluding day of the county track and field events took place on Wednesday in Enniscorthy Sports Hub.
Slaney Olympic had a large number competing in the various events, with Jessie O'Connor making the headlines as the new county shot putt champion with a fine throw of 8.28, a first for Slaney.
Well done to Jessie and to all of the other competitors on another enjoyable night for athletics at this new venue.
Other results: 100m Novice, Kelly Long, silver; 100m Masters, Emily O'Connor, silver; 400m Novice, Emily O'Connor, gold; 400m Masters Over-35, Brian Maher, silver; 400m Masters Over-50, Chris Squance , silver; 800m Senior, Kelly Long, bronze; 3,000m Senior, Catherine Murphy, silver; 5,000m Senior, Ger Forde, gold; 5,000m Senior, Martin Monaghan, bronze; 1,500m Novice, Brian Maher, bronze; 1,500m Masters Over-50, Chris Squance, silver; 4 x 100m relay, Catherine Murphy, Kelly Long, Emily O'Connor and Maggie O'Connor, gold; shot putt, Jessie O'Connor, gold.
'Farmer' Monaghan took part in the 5k run in Johnstown Castle and finished in first place in a new course record.
This was also their first sub 17-minute run on that course.
'Farmer' completed the course in 16.59, while Brian Maher was second in a time of 18.08. Kay O'Regan also took part and completed the run in 29.09. Great running folks.
David Kehoe took part in the New Ross Parkrun held in JFK Park. David finished in first place in a time of 18.21, 20 seconds faster than his previous time. Well done David.
Maurice Donohoe, Jim Bob Dempsey and Fran Millar travelled to Clontarf on Saturday to take part in the Clontarf half-marathon.
With temperatures in the high twenties and with little shelter along the coast, conditions were very challenging for those taking part.
Maurice was first home in a time of 1.40.02, with Jim Bob in 1.49.42. It was good going lads in that heat.
Well done to Paul Browne, Billy Reck and Bobby Redmond who took part in the Jim Carton Memorial held in Ballyfad on Sunday.
A challenging race with a tough, long uphill start with another tough hill at the 5k mark saw Billy Reck edge past the chasing group to claim third place just behind S.B.R. Well done lads.
Slaney Olympic would like to welcome new members Pat Hennessy, Julie Kirwan, Bryan Crouch, Garry Rooney and James Squance.
Please note a change to the summer league schedule. The next race is The Ballagh four miles on Friday, July 17.
Race directors are Siobhán O'Shea and Martina O'Sullivan.
The race starts at 7.30 p.m., the cost is €3, and it is open to non-members.
Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. at Enniscorthy Sports Hub, for club members only
However, we are inviting runners who intend joining Slaney Olympic to come along and run on the track and enjoy the experience before joining up.
Anyone interested in joining the club, please contact Mag Dunphy on 087-6366905.
The Parks tennis programme is up and running in all venues.
The new programme of one and a half hour's play for ages ten to 16 is very successful with some venues completely full for these two weeks.
There may be places for the second two weeks, so parents who are interested are welcome to drop in and chat to coaches.
With the success of English players in Wimbledon, it is expected that there will be a big rush for places next week so please book early.
Heather Watson showed great courage in her match with Serena Williams, so hopefully lots of girls will be inspired to try playing.
Andy Murray is building performances with each match, but both Roger and Novak are in top form so it will be an exciting last week.
The aim of the longer programme each day is to play more matches in singles, doubles and mixed, and it is hoped to start a league between venues in Loreto.
To help the smaller children play, smaller courts with mini nets have been set up at some venues.
These mini courts are the size of a large car park space so any safe site is ideal.
Parents playing with children should as far as possible play short games of first to three or five points. Two or three short games are better than one long game.
It's always better to play a mini game rather than just rallying.
The venues with spaces this week are Bunclody which has a great tennis and swimming pool programme, and Bree with two lovely courts also.
Scoil Mhuire in Wexford town has places for the 13-16 year-olds from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., and all other venues will have places from Monday. It's €25 for two weeks of one and a half hours per day.
Aidan Sinnott gave Doyle's a dream start in their south-east skittles league tie against last year's winners, Frank Jordan's, when he finished the first team game on the nine.
The second team game went to Frank Jordan's thanks to a finish of nine by Bill Redmond.
The final team game had to be decided by the highest throw after Aidan Sinnott of Doyle's and Mick Carty of Frank Jordan's both finished on five, four, three and one in equal sticks.
Doyle's won the highest throw, making the score 2-1.
Frank Jordan's upped their game for the doubles, levelling the score after the first game.
The second doubles game was a close one where Doyle's missed opportunities to punish Frank Jordan's and claim the match.
Bill Redmond of Frank Jordan's finished nine in two sticks and, despite having the throw on nine, Doyle's couldn't match the finish in two sticks and Frank Jordan's claimed the victory on a final score of 3-2 after a closely-fought contest.
Frank Jordan's: Mick Carty, Bill Redmond, Ger Jordan, John Fardy. Subs. - Liam Gaynor, Tolic Tol.
Doyle's: Aidan Sinnott, Myles Byrne, Timmy Barnwell, Billy McDonald.
Results - Senior Division: Frank Jordan's 3, Doyle's 2; St. Leonards 0, Tallaught 4; Taylorstown 3, Clonmines 1.
Junior Division: Micko's 'B' 1, Micko's 'A' 4; Mary Jo's 4, Gusserane 0.
Fixtures for July 7 - Senior Division: Doyle's v. Saltmills; Tallaught v. Frank Jordan's; Clonmines v. St. Leonards.
Junior Division: Gusserane v. Morrissey's; Mary Jo's v. Power's.