Thursday, February 02, 2023

There are going to be few towns in Ireland busier than Dungarvan on Sunday, with three major sporting events all taking place in the beautiful West Waterford town.

Kicking it off at 11am will be the famous John Treacy 10 mile road race (pictured above), voted the best 10 mile road race in the country. Well over 3,500 entries have already been accepted for this brilliant event, which is in it’s 31st year, and the action will get underway on the Youghal Road at 11am.

Lauren McGregor in action against Cork last weekend. Photo: Irish Photo Explorer.

Next up at 2pm, at the Dungarvan GAA grounds, the Waterford Ladies Footballers will host Mayo in the Lidl National League, fresh from their draw with Cork last weekend in Piltown.

And last but by no means least, Davy Fitzgerald will take of his first National Hurling League as Waterford manager since 2011 as the Déise hurlers open the defence of their league crown by hosting Dublin in Fraher Field from 2.30pm. The capacity of Fraher Field has been set at 3,600 for this game and it is expected to be a full house.

Don’t forget it’s also a a Bank Holiday weekend so it promises to be very busy both in terms of traffic and parking so the advice is to give yourself plenty of time no matter which of these three great sporting events you’re attending.

Waterford hurler, Stephen Bennett, at the launch of the 2023 Allianz National Hurling Leagues last week. The Déise begin the defence of their title in Fraher Field on Sunday against Dublin. Photo: Inpho/Dan Sheridan.

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