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Eight times national 400m hurdles champion Thomas Barr finished second in the Diamond League last Thursday.
Fintan Walsh Reports Thomas Barr continued his fine form in this season’s Diamond League meetings when he finished second in the 400m hurdles at the famous Bislet Games in Oslo last Thursday in a season’s best time of 49.11 Norway’s Karsten Warholm, the hot favourite and reigning World and European champion, thrilled the home crowd with a [...]


Thomas Barr, represented by his club coach Brid Golden on Saturday night last (pictured receiving the prize from the Park Hotel’s Pierce Flynn), was named as Waterford Supreme Sports Start for 2018.Photos: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile and Sean Byrne
Euro medallist takes third Supreme Sports Star prize European Championship bronze medallist Thomas Barr was named Park Hotel Waterford Supreme Sports Star for the third time in four years at last Saturday’s awards ceremony in Dungarvan. The Ferrybank AC athlete, who became the first Irish sprint medal winner at a major championship in Berlin last [...]


The Waterford AC girls team who won gold in the Under-19 race at the All-Ireland Cross Country Championships in Navan on Saturday.
Waterford AC u19 girls win gold at All-Ireland Cross Country Championships Fintan Walsh Reports The Waterford AC Under-19 girls team of Órla O’Connor, Ruth Heery, Emma Caulfield and Hannah Burke won the team gold medal at the uneven age group and novice All-Ireland Cross Country Championships in Navan on Saturday last. The team finished ahead of [...]

Magnificent in Malaga

West Waterford AC's Joe Gough with the two gold medals he won in the o65 800 and 1,500 metres at the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Malaga, Spain last week. Photo: James Veale
Double gold for Joe Gough at the World Master’s Track and Field Championships. Fintan Walsh Reports Like so many times in a Master’s career that stretches back to the over 40 age group, Joe Gough was in top form at the World Master’s Track and Field Championships in Malaga last week over 65 as he scored a [...]

Home the Hero!

Thomas Barr pictured on arrival into Dunmore Harbour to celebrate his European Championship Bronze Medal success, where a 2,000-strong crowd greeted their hero home. Noel Browne
Thomas Barr blown away by Dunmore homecoming On a sun-kissed Thursday evening at the Dunmore slip, they came in their droves to honour one of their own, the first Irishman to win a European Championship sprint medal. Flanked by a welcoming party of vessels, including the local RNLI Lifeboat, with flares deployed and klaxons sounding to [...]


The moment Thomas Barr realizes he’s won a bronze medal at last week’s European Championships in Berlin.
Barr wins bronze in Berlin Thomas Barr’s ecstatic demeanour said it all as he crossed the line in Berlin last Thursday night. Sheer delight mixed with no doubt a smidgeon of relief enveloped Barr’s face with the realisation that he had won a medal at a major senior championship.Barr’s bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at [...]

Raising the Barr!

Ferrybank AC's Thomas Barr pictured with his bronze medal after finishing third in the Men's 400m Hurdles Final at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin. See News 2 and 18 along with Sport 1, 10 and 11 for more! 			| Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Thomas Barr arrived back in Dublin to a hero’s welcome on Monday afternoon following his bronze medal winning run in last Thursday’s European Championship 400 metres Hurdles Final in Berlin. The 26-year-old, who ran the second fastest time of his career to take his first senior international Championship medal, was greeted at Dublin Airport by [...]

Tom’s Super 8

Ferrybank AC's Thomas Barr, who won his eighth successive Senior Men's 400 Metres Hurdles at last Sunday's National Senior Track and Field Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry.										 | Photos: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
With an eighth successive National 400 Metres Hurdles title in the bag, Ferrybank AC’s Thomas Barr is in justly upbeat mood ahead of the European Championships in Berlin, which get underway on Tuesday next. Barr, who looks in top shape ahead of the trip to Berlin, was in command from the off at Sunday’s [...]

We’re Back Baby!

Thomas Barr in action
Thomas Barr’s delight at his win in Lucerne last week at the start of what was another brilliant week for Irish athletics. Thomas Barr’s tweet “We’re back baby!” reflects not only delight but relief as the Waterford Olympian posted his best time in 13 months when he came home like the proverbial train to win the [...]

Tom Hunt’s History of Irish Athletics

Pictured at the launch were Paudie Hunt and Gerry Kirwan.
“Thanks Tom for sending me a copy I look forward to learning even more about Irish athletics through the years.” - Sonia O’Sullivan In the company of family, friends and bookworms from near and far, Clonea native Tom Hunt launched his latest title ‘The Little Book of Irish Athletics’ at Waterford’s Book Centre on December [...]