Archive for the ‘General Sports’ Category

BARR ON A UPWARD CURVE

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 [...]

SIMPLY THE BETH!

Beth Carton, Waterford's first Camogie All-Star, was named as the WLR/Granville Hotel Overall GAA Award winner for 2018 on Saturday evening last.
Deise & DLS star takes overall WLR/Granville Hotel honours Dermot Keyes & Thomas Keane Report De La Salle’s Beth Carton took home the overall WLR Granville Hotel GAA Award for 2018 at the ceremony held on Saturday last, receiving her award from Kilkenny and Ballyhale legend, Henry Shefflin. Waterford’s first camogie All-Star winner, and scorer of [...]

Chair sticks to his guns on Walsh Park

Attending Convention 2018 were Tommy Hennessy and Mark O'Regan of Kill GAA Club
Waterford GAA Convention 2018 The planned redevelopment of Walsh Park remains the ‘only show in town’, a point that Waterford County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan re-iterated at last Thursday’s GAA Convention at Lawlor’s Hotel. Addressing delegates for the penultimate time as Cathaoirleach, Mr Ryan said that the Keane’s Road venue was “the only avenue (the [...]

REAL DEAL DELIVERS

Dylan Moran's momentum was maintained in Castlebar's Royal Theatre on Friday last when he defeated Nicaraguan Nelson Altamirano on points.  Shot from TG4.
Dylan Moran makes it eight wins from eight in Castlebar Waterford welterweight Dylan Moran enhanced his growing reputation as a emerging pugilist when he defeated Nicaraguan Nelson Altamirano on points at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Friday night last. The fight, which was screened live on TG4, was Moran’s eighth professional win from eight [...]

City Clubs Must Back the Walsh Park Plan

Waterford County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan has called on the city’s GAA clubs to get behind the Walsh Park redevelopment project. | Photo: Noel Browne
“City clubs must back the Walsh Park plan” Waterford GAA County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan has called on the city’s GAA clubs to throw their weight behind the Board’s plan to redevelop Walsh Park. Speaking at last Wednesday’s East Waterford GAA Convention held at the St Saviours’ Clubhouse in Ballybeg, the Chairman stated: [...]

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 [...]

Rohan Date: A Class Act In and Out of the Ring

Over the past four years I have had the pleasure of getting to know Rohan Date, and he’s a gentleman out and out, a soft spoken man and a credit to his family and his chosen sport of boxing. Since turning professional back in 2016 following a glittering amateur career, Rohan has blown away his opponents [...]

Our Giro Hero!

Sam Bennett powers to Grand Tour stage win Sam Bennett is the toast of the cycling world following his magnificent Seventh Stage victory in the Giro D’Italia on Friday last, when he became the first Irishman to win a stage on the event since Stephen Roche back in 1987. The 27-year-old Carrick-on-Suir rider delivered a victory [...]

Councillors Seek Meeting with GAA over Walsh Park

Local Councillors are seeking a meeting with GAA representatives to discuss the future of Walsh Park, where works are already underway.				 | Photo: Noel Browne
LOCAL Councillors have sought a meeting with GAA representatives to discuss redevelopment plans for Walsh Park. Speaking at the March Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Eddie Mulligan (FF) said he has been receiving many calls from residents in the area of Walsh Park who are seeking an update. He said he is [...]

DEISE’S GLORY DAY

Austin Gleeson celebrates Waterford’s win at Croke Park. Photo: Noel Browne.
reak out the bunting, dust off the novelty teddy and re-thread that straw hat that’s been in the attic since Féile: because the mighty men of Waterford have made it through to hurling’s greatest day! A stunning second half salvo, spearheaded by Jamie Barron and Austin Gleeson, propelled a ruthless Deise side into only their second [...]