Welcome to the official Athletics Wexford web site where you will find pretty much everything you need to know about athletics in Wexford. This includes information on the county’s clubs, upcoming fixtures, results and general happenings on the Wexford athletics’ scene.
The current cross country season, despite being the soggiest in years, has been a good one for Wexford. At the Senior County Cross Country in Coolgreany both Fiona Kehoe (Kilmore) and Ger Forde (Slaney Olympic) retained their titles. Ger went onto place 40th in the National Senior Cross Country, following up with a bronze in the All-Ireland Novice. Ciara Wilson (DMP) was 23rd in Nat. Senior C.C.. Fiona Kehoe and Jackie Carthy (Kilmore) competed at the Masters International in Aintree, Fiona placing 2nd O35, Jackie 4th O45, and both winning team medals. A good number of our underage athletes made it through to Nationals (even and uneven ages). Some great individual performances from Emma McCarthy, Claragh Keane, Myles Hewlett (3rd U16 and 1st U15), Eoin Shannon and Róisín O’Reilly, plus brilliant team wins for United Striders U15 and U16 boys. Claragh and Myles started 2020 on international duty, both competing in the green of Ireland at the Celtic Cross Country meet in Scotland. Details of all races on News and/or Results pages.
As we enter the indoor season, Wexford will be hoping for a repeat of last year’s fine performances by the county’s athletes at all levels. We had two winners at the 2019 National Senior Indoor T&F, Michael Bowler winning the Pole Vault and Leon Reid the 200m. There was further All–Ireland indoor success at the National Juvenile, Junior and U23 Championships as well as at the National Masters Indoors. Saidhbhe Byrne (Enniscorthy) picked up a bronze for the second year in a row at the Scottish Indoor Pentathlon Championships. She, competing U16, along with Orlaith Deegan (U15) and Maeve Hayes (Youth), went on to medal at the All-Ireland Combined Events.
Still on Combined Events, Jack Forde’s fine 4th place finish at the All-Ireland Schools Combined Events (Oct 2019) qualified him to compete at the International meet in Glasgow (Nov 2019) where he won a team gold.
The 2020 Wexford Schools Cross Country takes place in Adamstown on Thurs, Jan 23 followed a week later (Jan 30) by the South Leinster Championships. As last year, Róisín O’Reilly, Claragh Keane and Myles Hewlett will be very much to the fore.
For results of Leinster and National Championship events go to Athletics Ireland page or Athletics Leinster page. Also keep an eye on www.myrunresults.com. Find details of upcoming events on our Fixtures page. Read about the performances of Wexford athletes and general goings-on at the News page.
Athletics Ireland Child Safety Statement
Athletics Wexford has adopted the Athletics Ireland Child Safeguarding Statement.
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
We take the development and promotion of athletics very seriously in these parts. That’s why we have one of the most dynamic athletics communities in the country.
We also pay attention to the big health and social benefits which athletics brings. “Mens sana in corpore sano” as the Romans say! And the good news is that you are never to old, or too young, to start. If you are new to athletics you will find details of the club nearest to you under ‘Clubs’.
Running really is good for you! We spotted an article entitled 10 Mental Health Benefits of Running on Competitor Running (online).
“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” Dean Karnazes