Barry O’Neill stretches his lead

By Dan Walsh Champion point-to-point rider Barry O’Neill has stretched his lead at the top of the 2022-23 championship with a double at Cragmore, Co. Limerick today. O’Neill is now on the 26-winner mark and six ahead of Rob James. O’Neill was aboard Workahead for handler Colin Bowe in the 18-runner maiden race for five-year-Continue reading “Barry O’Neill stretches his lead”

Locals dominate at Ballycrystal races

By Dan Walsh at Ballycrystal The going was testing at the Ballinagore Harriers point-to-point races held at Ballycrystal this afternoon, but local stables fared well and there was a good-sized attendance in light rain conditions. First up was the maiden race for five-year-old mares and “a head” separated Von Hallers for the Monbeg Farm RacingContinue reading “Locals dominate at Ballycrystal races”

Wexford GAA history under the lights

By Dan Walsh History was made at Chadwicks Wexford Park yesterday (Saturday) with the first ever hurling match held under floodlights and the festive occasion was even more special for the almost 13,000 in attendance as Wexford defeated Kilkenny, 1-25 to 2-18, in a Walsh Cup tie. It cost slightly less than €1 million toContinue reading “Wexford GAA history under the lights”

All roads to Ballycrystal on Sunday

By Dan Walsh Only one point-to-point fixture this weekend and it is the Ballinagore Harriers meeting at Ballycrystal, just outside Kiltealy with Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs as the perfect backdrop, tomorrow (Sunday). Sixty-eight entries for six races, saturated with runners from local stables, and the first race is off at 12.30pm. The going willContinue reading “All roads to Ballycrystal on Sunday”

Traffic restrictions around Wexford Park

Wexford Garda Division have announced traffic restrictions around Wexford Park tomorrow (Saturday) where a crowd in the region of 12,500 will gather for ceremonies linked to the switch-on of the new floodlights and the Walsh Cup hurling game at 6pm featuring Wexford and Kilkenny. Gardaí say that traffic restrictions will be in place around WexfordContinue reading “Traffic restrictions around Wexford Park”

Sunday’s point-to-point scene

By Dan Walsh Two point-to-point meetings today at Clonmel at and Carrigarostig, Co. Cork, and only two Wexford successes, both at the Cork venue, where the going conditions were ‘heavy’. Calli Black, a faller on her only previous outing, made amends with a front running display and a four lengths victory for Caitriona and MichaelContinue reading “Sunday’s point-to-point scene”

Doubles for Murphy, Elliott and James

By Dan Walsh at Fairwood, Tinahely Today’s point-to-point at Fairwood, Tinahely, took place in heavy ground conditions, but dry overhead, and it was an afternoon of double success for handlers Denis Murphy and Gordon Elliott and rider Rob James. With no four-year-old races until next month the card got underway with a seven-runner contest forContinue reading “Doubles for Murphy, Elliott and James”

Barry O’Neill’s Happy New Year!

The first point-to-point fixture of 2023 got underway in Ballindenisk, Co. Cork, this afternoon (Sunday) and champion rider Barry O’Neill marked the occasion with two winners to bring his seasonal total to 22 winners and maintain a six-winner lead over his neighbour Rob James. Larkfield Legacy, owned and bred by James Brennan, Killanne, scored aContinue reading “Barry O’Neill’s Happy New Year!”

End of year success at the ‘points’

Ellen Doyle and the Baltimore Stables Syndicate at Coolgarrow Lane, Enniscorthy, ended 2022 with a two lengths success in the Open Race at Dromahane, Co. Cork, yesterday (Saturday) with Woodbrook Boy. Although only two contested the three-mile chase Woodbrook Boy’s success was a first winner for 21 years old Antrim rider Cara McGoldrick, who ridesContinue reading “End of year success at the ‘points’”

Calling all Wexford sports clubs

By Dan Walsh Former Irish rugby international, Donncha O’Callaghan has issued a call to sports clubs in Wexford reminding members not to overlook January 31st next, the closing date by which application for a €5,000 award under the Texaco Support for Sport initiative must be made. Noting the benefit to be gained by the award,Continue reading “Calling all Wexford sports clubs”