Denis Murphy on the double at Tinahely

By Dan Walsh at Fairwood Park, Tinahely Two winners for handler Denis Murphy of the Ballyboy Stables, The Ballagh, were the highlights of today’s point-to-point action at Fairwood, Tinahely, where the weather defied “a terrible forecast” and escaped with a scattered shower and no wind of any consequence. Murphy saddled up French-bred The Same inContinue reading “Denis Murphy on the double at Tinahely”

Jordan Gainford wins American Grand National

By Dan Walsh Twenty-one years old Wexford jockey Jordan Gainford from Caim, Enniscorthy, has won the American Grand National at Far Hills, New Jersey, last night on Hewick, who earlier this year won the Galway Plate in July, Bought for just €800 and trained in Bagenalastown, Co. Carlow, by John Joseph Hanlon, better known asContinue reading “Jordan Gainford wins American Grand National”

Three winners for Barry O’Neill

By Dan Walsh Today’s point-to-point action was at Portrush, Co. Derry where champion rider Barry O’Neill notched up a treble success for three different handlers. There was also a victory for Rob James. O’Neill took the opener for four-year-old maidens with first timer Zefiro Dodville by one and a half lengths. The winner will haveContinue reading “Three winners for Barry O’Neill”

Funding for Wexford sports clubs?

Applications from sports clubs in Co. Wexford and beyond are now invited under the third Texaco Support for Sport initiative in which a fund of €130,000 will be divided in €5,000 amounts and distributed to successful applicants in each of the twenty-six counties. Over the past two years, a gross figure of €260,000 has beenContinue reading Funding for Wexford sports clubs?

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”