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Dean Thomas

Dean Thomas has written 22 posts for ITV Wales blog

Trundle’s delight at Swansea’s top flight

Ahead of his side’s crunch European tie with Aalesund FK of Norway, Neath FC striker Lee Trundle speaks to our reporter Dean Thomas about the joys of making a European debut and witnessing his former club Swansea City gaining promotion to the Premiership. Lee Trundle has come a long way in football – and I … Continue reading

Commonwealth Games 2010: Live from Delhi – Day 11

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi opened on Sunday night. ITV Wales Dean Thomas is following the Welsh team out there – you can catch up on the latest from Dean by following him @Welshsporttwit on twitter. 11.30am: Gold medallist in the bowls Rob Weale will carry the Welsh flag at the Closing Ceremony. 8am: Team Wales … Continue reading

Live Blog: Commonwealth Games – Day Eight

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi opened on Sunday night. ITV Wales Dean Thomas is following the Welsh team out there – you can catch up on the latest from Dean by following him @Welshsporttwit on twitter. Monday, 11 October 1.03pm: Wales lose to SA 21-5 in final Pool B match 12.45pm: Big team talk needed by … Continue reading

Live blog: Commonwealth Games 2010 – Day Three

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi opened on Sunday night. ITV Wales Dean Thomas is following the Welsh team out there – you can catch up on the latest from Dean by following him @Welshsporttwit on twitter.     Our Athletes are back in action in day three of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi today. Yesterday Abergavenny … Continue reading

Live blog: Commonwealth Games 2010 – Day Two

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi opened on Sunday night. ITV Wales Dean Thomas is following the Welsh team out there – you can catch up on the latest from Dean by following him@Welshsporttwit on twitter.     Yesterday’s blog Tuesday 05 October 09:45 – What a start for @TeamWales Commonwealth Games @BecksJames takes bronze in Time … Continue reading

Live blog: Commonwealth Games 2010 – Day One

The 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi opened on Sunday night. ITV Wales Dean Thomas is following the Welsh team out there – you can catch up on the latest from Dean by following him @Welshsporttwit on twitter.     Monday 04 October 15:30 – Jazz Carlin today became the first Welsh women to win a … Continue reading

Glamorgan’s batsmen ‘on fire’ for day four of county clash with Derbyshire

Glamorgan’s batsmen are hitting out on day four of their county championship match with Derbyshire. The side who were 110 runs behind at the start of play now lead by 116 runs after scoring 226 in just 30 overs for the loss of just three wickets. Eight sixes have been scored in the run chase … Continue reading

Commonwealth Games 2010: Captain Fantastic

Some people struggle to cope when they’ve got  a weight on their shoulders – but  for P.E. teacher Michaela Breeze it’s all in a days work. After all she is a weightlifter –  and now the captain of Team Wales for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi – what a weight that must be. The 31 … Continue reading

Enzo Maccarinelli: Back from the Brink

A boxers life is never easy – one minute you’re the champion of the world – the next your yesterdays man. Former WBO cruiserweight world champion Enzo Maccarinelli has had is fair share of ups and downs – in fact he’s been up, down, up and down again. It was 10 year’s ago when an up and coming … Continue reading

Commonwealth Games 2010: Dai Greene

As the famous Harry Roy song goes – ‘What a difference a day makes’ For Wales’ European 400 metre hurdles champion Dai Greene read – ‘What a difference four years make’ That was a bit of a naf link, I know, but it shows that success doesn’t just happen over night for some people. Four years … Continue reading

LIVE BLOG: Wales manager John Toshack resigns with immediate effect

Wales Manager John Toshack has resigned with immediate effect at an FAW press conference this afternoon. ITV Wales Dean Thomas is blogging from the event: 14:04: Toshack says he’ll be at the Cardiff City stadium cheering on Wales against Bulgaria 13:59: Toshack says the Wales job has been one of his most frustrating. 13:37: Breaking … Continue reading

John Toshack on the brink?

Speaking with John Toshack after the game on Friday he cut a sad figure. You could see he was desperately disappointed by the result; A 1-0 defeat at the hands of supposed Euro 2012 qualifying group G minnows Montenegro. Just 24 hours earlier he was a different person, joking with reporters that referee Anastassios Kakos from Greece lived just a 100 meters … Continue reading

Montenegro v Wales: EURO 2012 qualifier Live

ITV Wales‘ Dean Thomas is travelling with the Wales team for their EURO 2012 qualifier with Montenegro on Friday. Get in touch with Dean via Twitter: @welshsporttwit Wednesday, 3 September 8.47pm: Gareth Bale says Wales are disappointed and expected to get something out of the game. 8.44pm: Simon Church says he didn’t think he was … Continue reading

Commonwealth Games 2010: Josh Milton flies the tennis flag for Wales

For all you tennis fans out there I’m sure your attention will be  on The Arthur Ashe stadium over the next two weeks as the worlds best players challenge for the US Open. World number 4 and British number one Andy Murray will be in the mix to pick up his first ever Grand Slam after becoming the first player in 15 … Continue reading

Team Wales announce Commonwealth Games 2010 swimming squad

David Davies, David Roberts and Jazz Carlin are among the 16 swimmers named today in what has been described as Wales’ strongest ever swim squad to be sent to a Commonwealth Games. Four years ago in Melbourne, Team Wales took three medals from the pool with David Davies winning the gold in the 1500m freestyle … Continue reading

Commonwealth Games 2010: Preview to Swimming Team Announcement

Not so long we weren’t so good in the pool….boy has that changed now! People like Rebecca Adlington, David Davies, Jessica Dickons and Liam Tancock all succeeding at world level and dominating the sporting headlines. Tomorrow, Team Wales will announce their list of swimmers who will be aiming to become the next big name to … Continue reading

Commonwealth Games 2010: Wales hopeful David Guest, decathlete

For the majority of our Welsh athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi later this year winning gold in their event is going to be a tough ask. Factor in the quality of the competition, heat, humidity, pressure and luck you need to perfect your performance and you can see how hard the task is going … Continue reading

Llanelli Scarlets are no longer a young squad, says coach Nigel Davies

Llanelli Scarlets’ head coach Nigel Davies believes his squad has never looked better since he took charge in April 2008. Watch Nigel Davies’ interview in full at ITV.com/Wales Davies has also insisted he does not have a young squad anymore but one that has a good mix of youth and experience. Last season the Scarlets … Continue reading

Cardiff Blues have to be more consistent in the Magners League says boss Dai Young

Cardiff Blues director of rugby Dai Young has said his side must get off to a good start in the Magners League if they want to challenge for the title. Watch Dai Young’s interview in full at ITV.com/Wales The Blues made a dreadful start to last season but finished the year in great form winning … Continue reading

Commonwealth Games: Badminton

The count down to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi  is well and truly under way, with just 39 days to go now. I’ll be at the games brining you the latest on our medal hopefuls but first I’ll be taking a look at how some of our stars are shaping up. Swansea’s Jamie Van Hooijdonk and Llanelli’s … Continue reading

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