Archive for the ‘Athletics’ Category

Golfing up North

Ardglass Golf Club, Co Down
e recently had the occasion to visit some golf courses just a 90 minutes-drive from Dublin to the border county of Down in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Golf has great pros like Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke but what are the courses like that create such great players? Royal County Down golf course is the county’s best [...]

O’Louglin wins U23 Classification

A delighted Michael O’Louglin on the podium after winning the U23 classification of the An Post Rás
0 year old Carrick-on-Suir cyclist Michael O’ Loughlin showed that he is emerging as one of Ireland’s brightest prospects by winning the Under 23 classification of the An Post Rás. At the end of the eight day event the Team Wiggins rider had two minutes and three seconds advantage over Matthew Teggart of the An Post [...]

Brilliant Barr exceeds 2016 expectations

Seamus Power finished in a creditable 15th at the Rio Olympics
Barr’s brilliance lights up the The excitement was palpable and the sense of anticipation intense as crowds of excited athletics supporters crowded into The Cove on the afternoon Thursday, August 18th. The occasion of course was the final of the men’s 400m hurdles at the Rio Olympics with Thomas Barr in the line-up. An Irish athlete [...]


Ferrybank clubman named as Irish Athlete of the Year Ferrybank’s Thomas Barr was deservedly named Athlete of the Year at the Irish Life Health National Athletics Awards Ceremony which took place on Wednesday last at Santry’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. Thomas grabbed the country’s attention with his sparkling performances at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro [...]

Track and Field – Waterford athletes prominent at National Cross Country Championships

Athletes competing in last year’s Waterford AC Half-Marathon. This year’s event goes ahead on Saturday next.   Photo: Noel Browne
The National senior, junior and juvenile Cross Country Championships were held in Abbotstown Co Dublin on Sunday last and huge fields were the order of the day in all events with all 32 counties represented. Individual and inter club, inter county and inter provincial team titles were on offer and Waterford athletes figured very prominently. [...]

More Olympic Dopes

Marion Jones denied doping offences until she finally admitted in 2007 taking steroids before the Sydney Olympics.
he news of Michael O’Reilly’s failed drugs test along with the debacle over the participation of Russian athletes ensured that the build-up to the opening ceremony at last week’s Olympics was marred once again by doping controversies. O’Reilly might have been one of the first athletes under the doping spotlight in Rio but sadly he won’t [...]

Thomas Barr: our man in Rio!

The Olympic Games began in Rio last week end but the athletics which many regard as the central attraction of the Games begins this week end and once again Waterford will be represented by an athlete at the Games as has happened each Olympiad since 1980. Thomas Barr from Ferrybank AC, a native of Graiguearrida, Dunmore [...]


Fintan Walsh reports European Youths Standard for Orla O’Connor In Prodebrady in the Czech Republic last Saturday morning Órla O’Connor (Waterford AC) achieved a qualifying time for the 5000 metres race walk at the European Youth Championships in Tbilisi in Georgia in mid July. The qualifying standard was 25 minutes 30 seconds but Órla was well inside it [...]

Track and Field

: Michelle Mc Donald who won the gold medal in the junior 1500m at the St Senan’s Sports
Gough’s Euro Delight Fintan Walsh reports oe Gough continued his amazing run of success when he won the gold medal in the over 60 800 metres at the European Masters Indoor Championships in Acona, Italy last Thursday. With years of experience in every age group at both European and World level behind him Gough finished second in [...]

ATHLETICS Track and Field

Tramore 4 Miles Philip Harty, West Waterford won the Tramore 4 miles on Friday last with Paul Ogle Waterford Triathlon second. Sylvia Malone, Waterford won the ladies section from Joan Mahony also from Waterford. World Half Marathon There was a great performance by an Irish athlete at the World Half Marathon Championship in Cardiff last Saturday. Paul [...]