Sunday 26 January 2020

Club Call

Ger Forde of Slaney Olympic on his way to winning the county Senior road race title in Barntown on Friday
Ger Forde of Slaney Olympic on his way to winning the county Senior road race title in Barntown on Friday
The S.B.R. men who formed the gold and silver medal-winning teams at the Wexford Senior road race on Friday

United Striders A.C.: The Striders had half a dozen Juvenile athletes in action at the Leinster Juvenile pairs and Leinster Under-12 and Under-13 championships at Tullamore.

Myles Hewlett gave a very polished performance in the Under-13 600m event to win a fantastic silver medal in an amazing time of 1:40:5.

Sam Myers went one better and helped the Under-11 Wexford 4 x 100m sprint team to gold in the Leinster inter-county relay event.

Sam also teamed up with Olan Delaney in the Under-11 600m pairs event. The boys performed really well and their combined time was just outside the medals.

Also running the 600m was Seán Lennon, who finished strong to record a Leinster top ten placing in the Under-12 age group.

Eoin Shannon did really well in his 600m event as did our final competitor, Cosmo Hewlett, in his shot putt event. Well done to all the boys who continue to represent the club with great distinction.


The cash pot snooker final was contested by John Bennett (-2) and L. Connolly (-35). It was a very one-sided affair, with Bennett using all his years of experience and plus 33 points he was getting from Connolly. He made Connolly work hard in every frame and his safety play was the best seen all year.

The first frame was tight up to the colours but Bennett started snookering so Connolly needed three snookers and all the colours but it was not to be, with Bennett winning 73-30.

The second frame was no better; a runaway win for Bennett (80-28).

The third frame started well. Connolly produced some great safety play but Bennett was on fire and played some good safety.

It meant that Connolly needed five snookers and the remaining colours to win but it was not to be, with Bennett winning the frame and the match for a 3-0 win.

The club would like to thank Stephen Bolger for refereeing the game, as this was our last tournament for the summer.

We now go on a break and resume playing in September. For further details please go to the club's Facebook page.


The next competition for Senior members will be the Anne Roice Memorial tennis and barbeque on Friday, June 23. The tennis will start at 7 p.m., with the barbeque at 9.30 p.m.

The tennis event is for members only, but members and guests welcome to the barbeque. The cost is €10, and bring your own frinks.

Please enter names on the tennis notice board for catering purposes.

Recent Junior competition winners were: 1, Jonas Stafford; 2, Kate Murphy; 3, Tiernan O'Doherty; 4, Luca Clopin.

The next Junior competition will be our Wimbledon tournament on Sunday, July 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.

There will be strawberries and ice cream for all, and wear something white if you can. See the website for more details.

S.B.R. A.C.

It was a great night at the races for the S.B.R. men and women on Friday at the Wexford Senior road race championships in Barntown.

The S.B.R. women ran really well and with Lillian Lawless in fourth, Belinda Kehoe in seventh, and Emma Morris and Clodagh Dunbar in 15th & 18th, they won team bronze in a very competitive field. Lisa Murphy and Louise Kehoe also ran really well on a challenging course.

On the men's side, Myles Gibbons was second overall, winning silver, with Noel Kennedy third, winning bronze. They joined with Paul Gibbons and Joe Lillis in fourth and seventh to win team gold.

Additionally, Pat Curley (eighth), Paul Lynch (tenth), Jim O'Malley (twelfth) and Tommy McElwaine (13th) won team silver as S.B.R's second team. Niall O'Connor, Willie Rossiter and Adrian Doyle also ran really well on the two-lap, hilly course.

Special thanks to all of the supporters on the course who travelled down, and to coach Lukie Kehoe and team President Jimmy Kearney as well.

On Saturday morning, S.B.R's mountain man continued a terrific 2017 with a win at the I.M.R.A. Mount Leinster race in a stirring battle with Ger Maloney of St. Paul's. Well done Bernard.

S.B.R's summer league continues Wednesday, with full details at


Results from the first day of the Leinsters in Tullamore: Saidhbhe Byrne, Under-14, first 75m hurdles, P.B. 12.15, and second in the javelin, P.B. 30.25; Elaine Oldarrion, Under-14, second shot putt; Karyn Murphy, Under-17, second 100m hurdles and second in the long jump; Lystus Ebosele, Under-17, first in the shot putt, C.B.P.; Maxwell Shoyeju, Under-15, third in the javelin; Ross Daly, Under-18, second in the 100m sprint.

Saidhbhe and Ciara won gold in the Under-15 inter-county relay, while Maxwell won silver in the inter-county Under-15 relay.

Karyn and Blainaid won bronze in the inter-county Under-17 relay, while Ross won gold in the inter-county Under-19 relay.

Day two of the Leinster Juvenile championship results: Saidhbhe Byrne, Under-14, second in the long jump, 4.89 P.B.; Maxwell Shoyeju, Under-15, second in the triple jump; David Obasahan, Under-17, second in 300m hurdles and second in 200m; Lystus Ebosele, Under-17, first in the discus; Ross Daly, Under-18, second in the 200m and new P.B. of 22.91; Elaine Oldarrion, Under-14, fourth in the discus; Blainaid Fogarty, Under-16, got to the final with a new P.B. in the 100m sprint; Karyn Murphy, Under-17, fourth in 300m hurdles.


Congratulations to Slaney Olympic's Ger Forde who was first across the line in the county Senior road race held on Friday on a hilly and challenging course, hosted by Wexford Marathon Club in Barntown.

Ger completed the looped 10k course in 33.57, well ahead of his nearest competitor, and helped secure team bronze together with David Kehoe, David Barron and Enda Cloake. In the ladies' 5k race, Emily Waldron-O'Connor crossed the line in third place on 20.42 to win a bronze medal and, together with Mary Gorham, Louise Nolan-Ryan and Kelly Long, took home the team silver medal.

Ladies' 5k: Emily Waldron-O'Connor 20.42, Mary Gorham 21.41, Kelly Long 22.00, Vanessa McShane 22.5, Sarah Byrne 22.59, Anne Marie Nolan 23.21.

Men's 10k: Ger Forde 33.57, David Kehoe 37.02, David Barron 38.22, Enda Cloake 38.52, Bobby Redmond 39.13, Peter Ryan 39.41, Will Doyle 40.45, Mick Morrissey 42.46, Michael Quigley 44.20, Ian Rochford 45.43, Tom Crofts 47.43, Ger Murphy 48.02, Declan O'Brien 48.12, Paul Murphy 49.17, Sunday Nzerem 51.02, Enda Waters 53.41. Well done everyone. Go Slaney go!

The Donohoe Skoda summer league continues with The Still 8k road race this Friday, June 23. The start time is 7.30 p.m. and registration is open from 6.30 p.m., with Kathleen's legendary spread and refreshments afterwards.

The cost is €3 for members and €5 for non-members. All are welcome. The race director is Tracy Kavanagh. Please note that due to bypass works the course has changed from previous years.


The Kilmore parish sports day and barbeque will be held on Monday, June 26, in Kilmore G.A.A. field at 6 p.m.

It will feature track and field events for Juniors in the Under-8, Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 categories, as well as a mam and dad's race.

A barbeque and minerals will be included in the entry fee of €4.

Register from 6 p.m. at Kilmore G.A.A. field, and non-members of the local athletic club will be more than welcome.

For further details log on to


Menapians had a very successful weekend at the Leinster Juvenile championships.

In the hurdles, Aaron Tierney-Smith ran a P.B. of 14.88 to take gold in the Under-18 event. Shane O'Neill took silver in the Under-16.

Eimear Halpin made the final of the Under-14 and finished an excellent sixth place. Leah Sinnott was fifth in her heat in the Under-12 event.

Moving on to the 100m, Ciarán Maher took the Under-19 gold with a amazingly fast P.B. of 11.21. Aaron Tierney-Smith also ran a P.B., clocking a fast 11.34, and Brandon Sinnott also ran a P.B. of 11.94 to finish fifth in his heat, both Under-18.

In the 200m, Leon Sinnott and Shane O'Neill both finished fourth in their heats, with Shane qualifying for the final of the Under-16 200m.

Susie Brennan qualified for the final of the Under-16 200m, finishing fifth with a new P.B. This was a good result for Susie having just finished her Junior Cert. Eimear Halpin was fifth in her heat of the Under-14 200m.

Jack Hayden took silver in the Under-18 400m. Nathan Murphy, back in competition, pins and all, won the Under-15 discus with a good series of throws, 33m being his best.

Jack Halpin threw well in the Under-12 shot putt and Ailbhe White jumped 3.77 for her best jump in the Under-13 long jump, just missing the cut for the last eight.

Róisín O'Reilly had a tough race in the 1,500m in very hot conditions. She hung on to the chasing trio but ran out of legs in the last 100m to finish fifth.

Susie Brennan and April Keeling competed for Wexford in the Under-17 inter-county relay with a blanket finish getting bronze, missing out on silver by a fraction of a second. Shane ran the Under-17 inter-county relay, finishing with bronze also.

Sunday got off to a great start. Triini Jurisoo took a fantastic gold in the Under-14 hammer with a massive P.B. of 27.59. Dylan Patel made the final eight of the Under-15 long jump with six good jumps, 4.69 being his best. He was ninth in the 100m, just missing out on place in the final.

Jack Halpin threw a P.B. in the Under-12 turbo javelin, taking sixth place. Danika Gilshinan ran a sensible race in the Under-15 800m, and her even-paced race earned her fourth place and qualification for the nationals.

Our Under-16s did very well in the 100m, with Susie Brennan and April Keeling both qualifying for the finals and April finishing fourth with Susie fifth.

Shane O'Neill and Leon Sinnott both also qualified with Shane taking third place and Leon fifth. Susie Brennan ran a P.B. of 13.17 in her heat of the 100m.

Ciarán Maher followed his massive P.B. in the 100m one day earlier with third place in the 200m. Brandon Sinnott ran a good 200m also, fifth in his heat.

Aaron Tierney-Smith was on fire again, winning the Under-18 200m with a massive P.B. of 22.83. Triini and Eimear Halpin competed well in the Under-14 discus, and Triini rounded off her day with the long jump.


It was a great day at the second day of the Leinster Juvenile championship in Tullamore on Saturday, and although numbers were small due to other commitments those who could travel rose to the challenge.

Gracie Kehoe earned her second medal of the championship with a super run in the hurdles, bringing home a silver.

Sophie Codd had the race of her life, earning her a new P.B. and a silver medal in the hurdles. Finalists also included Shane Doran in the hurdles and Oisín Rochford and Olivia Howe in the sprints.

Sunday brought the final day of the championships. The sun was hot and so was the standard but yet again Bree athletes rose to the challenge.

Under-14 800m was without doubt the race of the day. This is a tough race at the best of times but was made even tougher by the 26 degrees heat. Conor Doyle had amazing run to earn his first Leinster outdoor medal, fighting hard all the way and picking up a silver medal for his effort.

More importantly, Conor has come back from a broken knee cap a year ago and in this time has reduced his P.B. by from 2.28 to 2.17. He's one to watch for the future!

Olivia Howe had a super run in the 200m, crossing the line in third place, and she was very pleased to be awarded the bronze medal.

All-Ireland qualifiers finishing in fourth place were Sophie Codd in the 250m hurdles and Grace Donohoe in the javelin.

Well done to all the Bree athletes who competed over the three days of the championships! 


Wexford Wanderers welcomed Dundrum to Park on Sunday but alas went down to a heavy 105-run defeat.

The visitors had first use of what were very friendly batting conditions and their opening batsmen put on 114 runs, which laid the foundations for a formidable total of 224 for the loss of eight wickets off their 45 overs.

However, things could have been a lot better for the home side had they held on to a number of catching opportunities afforded them.

Nithin Padmaprabhu with three wickets for 26 runs off nine overs, and Tony Murray with two for 24 off nine were by far the pick of the Wexford bowling attack.

Although a number of the Wanderers batters got decent starts, none were able to go on and play the big innings required, and the team were finally out for a disappointing total of 119 runs.

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