Wexford schools could be ‘Ireland’s Fittest’

By Dan Walsh For the second year in succession, a call has gone out to schools in Wexford, and elsewhere across the country, from Irish Olympians, sprinter Phil Healy and fellow athlete, David Gillick, who have joined forces with Fyffes in a quest to find ‘Ireland’s Fittest School’. Registration for the competition, which runs untilContinue reading Wexford schools could be ‘Ireland’s Fittest’

200,000 cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers at Rosslare Europort seized approximately 200,000 cigarettes with an estimated retail value of €150,000, representing a potential loss to the Exchequer of almost €118,000, as a result of routine profiling yesterday (Wednesday). The illegal cigarettes, branded ‘Dunhill’, were discovered with the assistance of Revenue’s mobile x-ray scanner when Revenue officersContinue reading “200,000 cigarettes seized at Rosslare Europort”

Boolavogue’s Penny is Leader of the Commons

By Dan Walsh British Tory MP Penny Mordaunt, (49), who was once tipped as the next UK Prime Minister, steeped in Boolavogue and North Wexford ancestry, has returned to the cabinet as leader of the House of Commons, having endorsed Liz Truss after nearly beating her into the final two of the Conservative leadership race.Continue reading Boolavogue’s Penny is Leader of the Commons

Remembrance at Enniscorthy UN Peace Memorial

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy For the first time in three years the IUNVA (Irish United Nations Veterans Association) annual commemoration took place at the UN Peace Memorial in the Orchard Peace Park at Enniscorthy on Sunday. The first event was held in 2013 and Covid-19 intervened in past years. Michael O’Neill of Post 31Continue reading “Remembrance at Enniscorthy UN Peace Memorial”

Craanford remembers family friends and neighbours

By Dan Walsh at Craanford There was a large gathering in Craanford village this morning for the special unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the Craanford Volunteers and Cuman na mBan with inscriptions bearing the names of sixty-six people associated with the War of Independence. Sarah Dreelan, daughter of John Reddy and Paddy Mordaunt, sonContinue reading “Craanford remembers family friends and neighbours”

Neville’s Lad keeps Wexford punters happy

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Bridgetown trainer Seamus Neville flew the flag for the local punters at Wexford this afternoon when he saddled Brideswell Lad (11/4 fav) to follow up on his Limerick success in July to win the Wexford Racecourse Racing Club Handicap Chase under Caim jockey JJ Slevin. Speaking afterwards Neville said;Continue reading “Neville’s Lad keeps Wexford punters happy”

Injured cyclist has died in hospital

By Dan Walsh A 59-year-old cyclist who sustained serious injuries after a van and a bike collided on the N25 Wexford to New Ross road at Holmestown, near Barntown, has died at Wexford General Hospital. Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the collision which occurred around 5.45pm on Wednesday evening. Gardaí are appealing to anyoneContinue reading “Injured cyclist has died in hospital”

Man (20s) dies at level crossing in Mayglass

By Dan Walsh A man in his 20s has died in a single vehicle road traffic collision at a level crossing on the closed Rosslare Strand to Waterford railway line at Mayglass in south Wexford. It happened around 10.25pm last night (Friday). Gardai and emergency services attended the scene, where the driver and only personContinue reading “Man (20s) dies at level crossing in Mayglass”

Wexford races on Saturday afternoon

By Dan Walsh Seventy-seven horses will face the starter in seven races on the all-jumps card at Bettyville Park tomorrow (Saturday). The first race is off at 2.10pm. Ground conditions are described as “good”and the feature race is the €16,500 novice chase with five runners and the best punters choice is the 8/11 favourite UppingContinue reading “Wexford races on Saturday afternoon”