No.1 Running Specialist in the South East

About Us

Alfie Hale Sports was established in 1978 in Waterford City by former Irish International soccer player Alfie Hale. We are a true multi-sport store specialising particularly in running, triathlon, swimming, soccer, rugby, tennis and other racket sports. We offer top quality sports gear to the serious and not too serious sportsperson.

Our staff have a wealth of experience and expert advice. If you are new to running, our Gait Analysis system will be of particular value in selecting the right shoe for you. We stock an extensive range of running footwear and apparel to cater for the needs of the novice or experienced athlete.

We also offer and in-house printing service for your favourite premiership jersey, or a full team kit design facility for your club or organisation. We re-string tennis, squash and badminton rackets in a variety of string choices.


  Alfie Hale the store founder, is a former Irish International soccer player. He played for several clubs in the League of Ireland and the English League, most notably, Waterford United, Aston Villa, Doncaster Rovers and Cork Celtic. After retiring as a player, Alfie also managed successfully several clubs including Waterford United, Cork Celtic and Kilkenny City.                 


Darryl Hale – Store manager, is an experienced runner having completed numerous marathons .He has also competed in several triathlons including Ironman distance. Darryl is a current member of Waterford Athletic Club and Waterford Triathlon Club.