Athletics

World Top Ten for Barr

World Top Ten for Barr

World Top Ten for Barr

Waterford athlete just misses out on place in World Final. Fintan Walsh Reports Thomas Barr came up just short in his attempt to make the final of the 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar last week.The Waterford athlete did however deliver two World Class performances. With four to qualify from...
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BARR ON A UPWARD CURVE

BARR ON A UPWARD CURVE

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...
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BARR’S TRIPLE CROWN

BARR’S TRIPLE CROWN

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...
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Home the Hero!

Home the Hero!

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...
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WunderBarr!!!

WunderBarr!!!

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...
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Raising the Barr!

Raising the Barr!

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...
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Tom's Super 8

Tom's Super 8

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 Final at...
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We're Back Baby!

We're Back Baby!

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 400m...
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AND ON THEY RAN…

AND ON THEY RAN…

The skies were largely overcast as the 3,000-plus runners, joggers and walkers hit the streets and surrounds of Waterford City on Saturday morning last for the sixth annual Waterford Viking Marathon. And while the sun didn’t break through in a meaningful way until shortly before 1pm, as many marathon runners began to...
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Golfing up North

Golfing up North

We 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...
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