Murphy and Lombard Shine in Field Events


The Capri Sun Munster juvenile championships were held at the Regional Sports Centre in Waterford this weekend in weather conditions that included lots of rain, lots of sun, and lots of humidity.  Fionnuala Lombard of Leevale had a championship best in the under 16 shot with a throw of 12.31, and was second in the discus, while clubmate Deirdre Murphy (left) set a new championship best in the under 17 shot with 11.05, and also won the discus with 31.90.  Kieran Hennessy of Togher got the prize for the most wins with victory in the under 17 100m, 200m 400m and 400m hurdles.  Niamh O’Riordan of Togher had a shot and javelin winning double at under 18 level, while Brian Wall of Glenbower had a winning treble in the under 18 shot, discus and javelin.  James McCarthy of Glenbower was well behind in the early stages of the under 16 steeplechase but came strongly on the last lap to overtake James Leddingham of Ring Old Parish to win.  He also dead heated for first in the 100m hurdles with Brian McCarthy of Leevale.  William Harty showed signs that the crazy racing schedule he follows is having an effect when he had to settle for second place in both the steeplechase and 1,500m on Saturday, behind Liam Reale and Paul Grant respectively.  However, he bounced back on Sunday with an easy 3,000m win at under 17 level.