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Track and Field

Fintan Walsh Mc Carthy back with a Championship win On Saturday last hundreds of athletes from Universities, Institutes of Technology and Secondary Schools all over Ireland competed in their GloHealth All Ireland Cross Country Championships on Sligo Racecourse. Making a welcome return to competitive racing after some time, David McCarthy West Waterford AC running for DCU put [...]


: Emerald Crystal Athletics Ireland Juveniles Star Awards: Neasa Murphy, Ferrybank AC receives the Waterford Award from Thomas Barr, International Athlete (Special Guest) and Ciaran O'Cathain, President Athletics Ireland, at the Athletics Ireland Star Awards Function in the Tullamore Court Hotel.  Photo: Dan McGrath/Editorial Images.
Fintan Walsh reports Two silver medals for Whelan at National Indoors Three Waterford athletes won medals at the National Senior Indoor Championships in Athlone last weekend. Back to form Niamh Whelan won two silver medals in sprint events. On Saturday she won her semi-final of the 200 metres in 24.61 to qualify for Sunday’s final. On Sunday at first [...]

Track and Field

: The WIT ladies team that competed at the Universities Cross Country Championships last week.
Fintan Walsh reports WIT crowned Munster University Champions After a few years of close races WIT cross country team battled hard to win the Munster Universities Men’s Cross Country Championships on home soil at WIT Sports Campus on Wednesday last. Andrew Connick WIT took a commanding lead immediately after the start, following behind was last years winner Mark [...]

Great turnout for Operation Transformation Waterford Walk

Getting ready for the Operation Transformation Waterford Walk
RTÉ’s Operation Transformation teamed up once again with the Irish Sports Council and Local Sports Partnerships to organise the Operation Transformation National Walks. Waterford Sports Partnership was delighted that despite the cold weather, participants turned up in their masses to start their transformation. The walk started at the Regional Sports Centre where 300 plus eager participants [...]


St Senan’s AC Michelle Strikes Leinster Silve Michelle McDonald was in great form in the Leinster cross country on home soil last Sunday taking individual silver medal in the junior ladies race. There was county bronze for both the Kilkenny ladies and men’s teams with Aine Kinsella and Adele Walsh scoring for the ladies and Sean Caulfield and [...]


Waterford AC’s Frank Quinlan finished in fourth place in last Saturday’s Waterford AC Half-Marathon
e-scheduled National Half-Marathon proves huge success The Waterford AC Half Marathon, which was due to be held before Christmas, attracted a huge number of athletes to Waterford when the re-scheduled event went ahead on Saturday last. Victory went to Mick Clohessy (Raheny Shamrocks AC) who finished 46 seconds ahead of Mark Hanrahan (Leevale) with John Meade (St [...]

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 [...]