Five Wexford winners on day one

By Dan Walsh The autumn point-to-point season got off to a successful start at Toomebridge, Co. Antrim, today, providing five Wexford trained winners from six races, and the handler/rider champions Colin Bowe and Barry O’Neill notched up a double in the first two races. Sheeka Supreme is bound for the sales following a six lengthsContinue reading “Five Wexford winners on day one”

Cheering on the Dorans of Craanford

By Dan Walsh Mairead Ronan is back on the hunt to find the nation’s fittest families as the popular programme Ireland’s Fittest Family begins its 10th season on RTE 1 on Sunday at 6.30pm. And there is a Wexford interest in heat one featuring the Dorans of Craanford – Ger, Eamonn, Caitriona and Ollie –Continue reading “Cheering on the Dorans of Craanford”

John Hegarty to become Wexford football manager

By Dan Walsh In a statement on social media “Wexford GAA are delighted to announce that we will be proposing John Hegarty as our new Senior Football Manager for ratification at the September County Committee Meeting.” Hogan Stand is reporting that former Wexford star John Hegarty is set to take over the reins as theContinue reading “John Hegarty to become Wexford football manager”

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”

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”

Allen and Ireland qualify for Olympics

By Dan Walsh The Irish Showjumping team has qualified for the Olympic Games in Paris following a Friday night of high drama at the ECCO FEI World Show Jumping Championships in Herning, Denmark, where an outstanding performance from Michael Blake’s Irish Showjumping team of Denis Lynch, Bertram Allen, Cian O’Connor and Daniel Coyle, saw themContinue reading “Allen and Ireland qualify for Olympics”

Rachael is Ladies Day favourite at Wexford

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Leading jockey Rachael Blackmore was in brilliant form at Wexford this evening where she recorded a winning favourite double on Watch The Weather (1/1 fav) for Ray Cody’s stable in the handicap hurdle and Coole Arcade (15/8 fav) for the Waterford stable of Henry de Bromhead in the handicapContinue reading “Rachael is Ladies Day favourite at Wexford”

Jordan Gainford wins the Galway Plate

By Dan Walsh The Galway Plate is one of the legendary steeplechases first run in 1869 and the 2022 renewal was won this evening on day three of the Galway racing festival by Hewick (16/1) ridden by 21 years old Wexford jockey Jordan Gainford. Always travelling well and fighting off the presence of a looseContinue reading “Jordan Gainford wins the Galway Plate”

Lovely hurling at the Wexford races!

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Heavy early rain eased off as this evening’s race meeting at Bettyville Park progressed, but it failed to dampen the spirit of Wexford GAA Raceday and an enjoyable social occasion was celebrated with beef and salmon on the menu and music. There were no Wexford winners on the track,Continue reading “Lovely hurling at the Wexford races!”

Wexford Menapians AC gets the cheque

By Dan Walsh Wexford’s Menapians Athletic Club, county winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative, has been presented with a cheque for €5,000 which will be used to reserve venues and fund equipment for its proposed Wexford Summer League, an undertaking aimed at getting young athletes involved in the sport. Established in 2001,Continue reading “Wexford Menapians AC gets the cheque”