Wednesday Wexford races ‘behind closed doors’

By Dan Walsh The first race meeting at Bettyville Park since St. Patrick’s Day when proceedings were held ‘behind closed doors’ takes place on Wednesday, which is excellent news, but the bad news is that the Covid-19 government guidelines are still existent, and the stands will have to remain empty. There is a strong entryContinue reading “Wednesday Wexford races ‘behind closed doors’”

Point-to-point action to resume soon

By Dan Walsh The Covid-19 pandemic restrictions put an early end to the 2019-’20 point-to-point season where Wexford jockey and trainer, respectively, Barry O’Neill and Colin Bowe retained their national championship titles, but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel with the announcement of the Autumn Fixtures list and an earlierContinue reading “Point-to-point action to resume soon”

Bertram Allen back to winning ways

Enniscorthy-born international showjumping star Bertram Allen, based in Germany these days, is back amongst the winners with a five-star victory in France last Friday. At the first five-star international showjumping fixture since the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions, Allen took the top prize of €6,350 in the 1m50 speed event from a field of 54Continue reading “Bertram Allen back to winning ways”

Farewell to Wexford hurling legend Jack Harding

The Funeral Mass takes place today of John ‘Jack’Harding, Kilmacoe, Curracloe, who played a hero’s game at full forward on the Wexford team that beat Tipperary 2-15 to 0-11 in the 1960 All Ireland senior hurling final at Croke Park. He recently celebrated his 87th birthday and was a member of Shelmalier GAA Club. InContinue reading “Farewell to Wexford hurling legend Jack Harding”

Gaels remember Ballyhogue’s Johnny Martin

By Dan Walsh Many fine tributes have been paid to John ‘Johnny’ Martin, ‘Allenrue’, Wilton, Bree, Enniscorthy, who was laid to rest in Bree Cemetery on Wednesday following Requiem Mass in Bree Church in a moving ceremony carried out in accordance with government guidelines regarding public gatherings. Johnny was a highly respected member of theContinue reading “Gaels remember Ballyhogue’s Johnny Martin”