Archive for the ‘Athletics’ Category

Leinster Medal Haul for St. Senan’s AC in Moyvalley

The smiling team of u12 boys;  third in the club section
With the autumn sun on our backs and a well laid out course in view the club embarked on what overall can be considered a very successful day of cross country running. First up was the girls u10. With the crunch of the autumn leaves underfoot and the excited crowd cheering them on the St Senan’s [...]

Barr’s fine Brussles run

Thomas Barr finished fifth in a time of 49.90 seconds in a top-class 400-metres hurdles race at the Brussels Diamond League meeting last Friday evening. In a relatively slow race, World Championship bronze medallist Jeffrey Gibson (Bahamas) won in 48.72, with Bershawn Jackson USA second in 48.76 and Kareem Hussein (Switzerland) was third in 48.87. World [...]

Thomas Barr shows class at Weltklasse

At the Diamond League (Weltklasse) meeting in Zurich last Thursday evening, Ferrybank AC’s Thomas Barr produced another noteworthy performance on the international stage when placing third in the 400 metres hurdles in European Athletics’ most famous annual meet. The World University Games champion produced a superb closing 100 metres to finish third in 49.79 seconds, just [...]

Beijing Revisited

Ireland's Rob Heffernan after an injury interrupted season finished fifth in the 50k walk at the World Championships in Beijing
From an Irish point of view the top performance at the World Championships in Beijing was the fifth placing by the defending champion Robert Heffernan in the 50K (31.06 miles walk). Always in contention Heffernan, whose preparations were interrupted earlier on in the season due to injury which necessitated surgery twice, looked at a late stage [...]

Marathon Memories

the 2015 Viking Marathon passes Reginald's Tower in the heart of the Viking Triangle
strong>Adele Walsh Reports The theme of this year’s fourth Waterford Viking marathon was entertainment. With over 10 live acts, sponsored by EirGen Pharma, such as the Jam Tarts, The Renegades and Suzie Q, in place across each of the quarter, half and full marathon routes, the runners really got their fill of music to keep them [...]

All Ireland Bronze for Thomas

Thomas Sheridan jubilant after securing Bronze in the boys' under 16 high jump
he first stage of the All Ireland Juvenile Track and Field championships were held in Tullamore last Saturday. With the club being represented in 10 events, across two days – the first stage saw four of our athletes compete in three different events. The boys u/16 High Jump saw the first of our athletes get into [...]

A Race Well Run

Over 2000 runners take to the city streets for 2015 Viking Marathon
om Hogan and Pauline Curley (the latter for the third successive year) were the top billing tape breakers at last Saturday’s Waterford Viking Marathon, which saw over 2,000 entrants competing in the Quarter, Half and Full Distance events. Tom Hogan (Sliabh Buidhe Rovers) rounded the final bend into the RSC where he was met by an [...]

Kelly Rules Indoors!

Ferrybank athlete Kelly Proper proudly displays her medals as she took her total of senior indoor titles to 19 by winning the long jump, 60m and 200m at the National Indoor Championships in Athlone last weekend.            |  Photo : Pat Murphy / Sportsfile
errybank’s Kelly Proper enhanced her reign as Ireland’s greatest indoor athlete when claiming gold in the long jump, 60 metres and 200 metres in the National Championships held last weekend in Athlone IT. Extending her record-breaking haul of national indoor golds to 19, Kelly leapt to victory in the long jump, an event she has [...]

University Indoor titles won in Athlone

Pic1: Neasa Murphy of Dunhill and a member of Ferrybank A.C. was announced the Supreme Juvenile Athlete of the Year 2014 Award Winner, sponsored by the Combined Credit Unions. Pictured from left: Robert Grace, Waterford Credit Union; Pat Murphy, St. Dominic Credit Union; Supreme Juvenile Athlete Neasa Murphy, Ferrybank A.C.; Mayor of the City and County of Waterford, Cllr. James Tobin; Olympian David Gillick and Mary O' Mahony, Lisduggan Credit Union.
Competing at the Irish Universities Indoor Championships in Athlone on Friday last Thomas Barr representing UL won the 400 metres in a time of 47.22 seconds retaining the title he won last year in record time. Other winners from the area were West Waterford’s Thomas Houlihan representing CIT and his sister Lisa who both won [...]

Barr Heads Irish Challenge for European Championships

Thomas Barr is a realistic medal hope at the upcoming European Championships.
Ferrybank’s Thomas Barr is hoping he can go the distance on the European stage, after delivering the Irish 400m hurdles title at the Morton Stadium in Santry last Sunday.