Athletics

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

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

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...
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More Olympic Dopes

More Olympic Dopes

The 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...
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Thomas Barr: our man in Rio!

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,...
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ATHLETICS Track and Field

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...
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TRACK & FIELD

TRACK & FIELD

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...
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CLOHESSY CAREERS TO VICTORY

CLOHESSY CAREERS TO VICTORY

Re-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...
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Barr’s fine Brussles run

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...
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Beijing Revisited

Beijing Revisited

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...
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