Wednesday 1 October 2014

Club call

Published 20/11/2012 | 09:22

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RACING795 - Congratulations to Racing795 members Frank Burke and P.J. Dunne on the completion of their first half Ironman in Lanzarote recently.

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In tough, windy conditions, P.J. finished the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile cycle and 13.1-mile run in six hours, 12 minutes, followed by Frank in six hours and 30 minutes.

Closer to home, Dena Hogan served notice of her intentions for 2013 with a great win in just under 39 minutes in the inaugural Beach Bog Run held in Castletown.

Meanwhile, the club finished 21st out of 66 in the national triathlon standing for 2012 - no mean feat for a small club.

Racing795 is always open to new members. Our members, from complete beginners to internationals male and female, take part in triathlons, road and mountain biking and running, swimming, adventure racing and everything in between!

We pride ourselves on being a small, friendly and well-organised club. If you are interested in becoming a member or just having a go, check out for information or just e-mail us at


Enniscorthy 87, Garda 11: Garda to their credit never gave up in this Leinster league Division 1 encounter, but their valiant efforts were well and truly buried by the home team in Ross Road on Saturday last. Enniscorthy helped themselves to 13 tries in a highly-entertaining performance.

The Gardaí have been hit by the lack of recruitments and also by the government cutbacks, and as a result they have been on the end of some big beatings this season.

Enniscorthy head coach Damien McCabe decided to rest some of his first choice players for this league match which was the final one in the first round of the league.

Winger Fiacre Ryan took his opportunity with both hands when he produced a hat-trick of tries.

Scrum-half Alan Jacob scored two. In fact, it was a field day for the backs, with captain Ross Barbour who played full-back scoring two tries, while Ivan Jacob also got a brace.

Out-half Ivan Poole also scored two and his replacement, Jack Kelly, got in on the act also.

Enniscorthy are in third position in the league on 22 points and a point behind Newbridge, but Tullamore are running away with the division and are unbeaten with a massive ten-point lead.

Coach Damien McCabe said: 'Unfortunately the Guards are suffering this year because of a lack of quality and we are also under pressure, especially with our list of injuries. To have two of our outstanding players, Tony Ryan and 'Nipper' Howe, out is a blow but I have to say that the young lads coming through have given everyone around the place a big lift.

'Today Willie Dunne, who is just 20 years old, had an excellent game in the second row and Naoise Dunbar was excellent. Remember, he was playing with the Under-19s last year.

'Jack Kelly also didn't look out of place when he came on at out-half. Today gave us a chance to look at some of the players on the fringe of the team.

'It looks like Tullamore are going to run away with the league but there are still a lot of matches to play and in a fortnight's time we will begin the second stage of the league with a home match against Coolmine.'

Team: Pat Doyle, Luke Goff, Paddy Waters, Declan O'Brien, William Dunne, Mitchell Dalton, Naoise Dunbar, Seán Wall, Alan Jacob, Ivan Poole, Fiacre Ryan, Paul Byrne, Evan Lett, David O'Dwyer, Ross Barbour (capt.). Subs. (all used) - Tom Ryan, Robbie O'Connor, Johnny Leech, Ivan Jacob, Jack Kelly.

Enniscorthy take on Kilkenny in the South East League final this coming Friday in Kilkenny at 7.30 p.m.

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