O’Keeffe’s Vital Island makes it four-in-a-row

By Dan Walsh at Lingstown, Tomhaggard There was an amazing outcome to the Neville Hotels Open Race ‘over the banks’ at lovely Lingstown with victory going to Vital Island, who was winning this race for the fourth year in a row and plans to run at next Spring’s Punchestown Festival. The nine-year-old gelding owned andContinue reading “O’Keeffe’s Vital Island makes it four-in-a-row”

Lingstown races on Sunday

By Dan Walsh Point-to-pointing over the famous Lingstown track beside Tacumshane Lake takes place tomorrow (Sunday) where there are 113 entries for six races with the first under way at 12.30pm. There are forty-five entries for the opening maiden race for four-year-olds, so possibly a ‘divide’ or two may be facilitated, but most excitement willContinue reading “Lingstown races on Sunday”

Megan’s Wexford heritage is a winner

By Dan Walsh Megan Walsh who represented England in goal at youth levels from 2010 to 2020 has changed her allegiances through her Wexford-born grandfather and has been added to the Republic of Ireland team for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Slovakia and Georgia. “It is a real honour and privilege to be calledContinue reading “Megan’s Wexford heritage is a winner”

Two more victories for Barry O’Neill 

By Dan Walsh Barry O’Neill’s long journey home to Kiltealy was pleasant this evening after the champion rider recorded a double at Kirkistown, in North Down, earlier in the afternoon bringing his seasonal tally to nineteen. First success for O’Neill came on Campaign Town for the Colin Bowe stable in the maiden race for four-year-oldsContinue reading “Two more victories for Barry O’Neill “

Enniscorthy achievers honoured last night

By Dan Walsh at Riverside Park, Enniscorthy A number of clubs and individuals were honoured at a Civic Recognition Evening as guests of Cllr Cathal Byrne, Cathaoirleach, and members of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, last night. Cllr Byrne said the aim of the occasion was “to honour people fromContinue reading “Enniscorthy achievers honoured last night”

Two dead-heats at foggy Knockmullen

By Dan Walsh at Knockmullen House, New Ross There were extraordinary scenes at today’s point-to-point races at Knockmullen House, New Ross, where two dead-heats were recorded and featured the same rider – Brian Dunleavy from Cork. The turf history books will be under heavy scrutiny for a few days as historians and statisticians search toContinue reading “Two dead-heats at foggy Knockmullen”

Wexford riders in thrilling finishes

By Dan Walsh Doubles for Barry O’Neill and Rob James were a feature of today’s action at Loughbrickland, Co. Down and they involved two thrilling finishes that concluded in a short-head victory and a dead-heat. Rob James got into the winners’ enclosure as a handler and rider in the maiden race for four-year-olds with LostContinue reading “Wexford riders in thrilling finishes”

Goal for Enniscorthy’s Festy Ebosele

By Dan Walsh Former Moyne Rangers (Enniscorthy) player and Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, Festy Ebosele, (19), scored his first professional goal in the 44th minute for Derby County in the 1-1 draw against Millwall last Saturday. Ebosele made his first team debut for Derby County under manager Wayne Rooney in the 64th minute ofContinue reading “Goal for Enniscorthy’s Festy Ebosele”

Barry O’Neill opens up his lead

By Dan Walsh Today’s point-to-point was at Damma House in neighbouring Kilkenny where champion rider Barry O’Neill recorded a double, bringing his seasonal total onto the 15-winner mark, and five Wexford stables were successful. O’Neill got off the mark in the Winner of Two race aboard Croi Corcra in the colours of PJ Fortune, Doonooney,Continue reading “Barry O’Neill opens up his lead”

Success is spread around at Ballycrystal

By Dan Walsh at Ballycrystal Conditions were testing at the Island Hunt point-to-point at Ballycrystal, Kiltealy, this afternoon but there was a good attendance, and the fixture went off safety with the six races won by six different handlers. The four-year-old mares maiden race brought the first success of the season to Ellen Doyle fromContinue reading “Success is spread around at Ballycrystal”