Athletics

All Ireland Bronze for Thomas

All Ireland Bronze for Thomas

The 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...
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A Race Well Run

A Race Well Run

Tom 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...
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Thomas Raises The Barr

Thomas Raises The Barr

Thomas Barr’s scintillating start to the track and field season continued in style in Switzerland on Saturday when the Ferrybank athlete smashed the Irish record for the 400-metre hurdles. Competing at the EAP meet in Geneva, Barr won in a time of 48.90 seconds from reigning European champion Rhys Williams of Great...
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County titles for Power and Walsh

County titles for Power and Walsh

The county’s clubs were well represented at the first county cross country  championships in St Augustine’s College Grounds Abbeyside on Sunday last. The senior, junior and under 18 championships were incorporated into the West  Waterford Open fixture and Trevor Power Waterford AC was first home in the  senior...
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Time for zero tolerance on cheats

Time for zero tolerance on cheats

Usain Bolt was in brilliant form as he powered to 100 metre gold at the World  Championships in Moscow on Sunday night. Mo Farah was equally impressive when he dug deep to win the 10,000m on  Saturday while Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat became the first woman to retain the  marathon world title. However, not for the first...
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European double for Joe Gough

European double for Joe Gough

In San Sebastian in Spain last week another chapter in the hugely successful and long athletic life of Joe Gough West Waterford AC was written as he had a magnificent double at the European Masters Indoor Championships in the over 60 age group. Over four successive days he ran a heat, two semi finals and two finals...
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Munster Cross Country successes

Munster Cross Country successes

In miserable conditions in Newmarket on Fergus, Co Clare on Sunday last athletes from Waterford did well both in the individual and team competitions. In the men’s under 23 Championship  Ferrybank athletes Michael Dowling and Niall Tuohy finished second and third and Ferrybank won the team award Gavin Downey...
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