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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Waterford athletes sweep the boards at Munster Finals

Athletes from Waterford schools were in sparkling form at the Munster Secondary Schools Track and Field Championship finals on Saturday last in Castleisland Co Kerry.In addition to winning fourteen titles they also collected several silver and bronze medals.Doubles were recorded by Jake Bagge

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Clare are wounded and dangerous

Following some slightly unexpected results in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship last weekend with Cork and Limerick claiming the scalps of Clare and Tipperary respectively, Waterford enter the competition and face the Banner in Ennis on Sunday next.

Cusack Park has never been a happy hunting ground as far as the Deise are concerned and Clare, with championship game, albeit a defeat, behind them will be wounded and very dangerous.

That said I fully expect that Derek McGrath and his management team will have left no stone unturned and in the weeks since the Allianz National League will have thoroughly prepared for this opening fixture.

On so many occasions the management have stressed that the Championship is the main focus and I believe, following some excellent challenge and trial games, that the lads are now ready and it is

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Limerick hit ten man Blues for six

Waterford FC 3 - Limerick 6

Waterford's proud unbeaten home record came to an end at the RSC on Friday night last. It was a disappointing night in many ways but nevertheless the Blues are still in the top three on the league table.

The players had to put this display behind them and prepare for a visit to Dundalk on Monday. Their cause was not helped when midfield player Stanley Aborah was sent off after only 19 minutes and at that stage they were two goals behind. After Aborah's red card Limerick scored again two minutes later and the writing was on the wall at that stage. In fairness the home side battled back at they made it 3-2 just after the break but then a poor decision by the referee resulted in former Blues

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Fast times at RSC for Tón Le Gaoithe Sprints meeting

On Saturday last at the RSC some of Ireland's finest athletes competed at the 4th Annual Tón Le Gaoithe Winds Sprint meeting including current National Champions. The athletes came from all over the thirty two counties in their droves with huge entries in all the100 and 200 metres with the men having 7 races in all. Phil Healy Bandon the champion over 200 metres a student at WIT ran the fastest time ever for an Irish woman over 100 metres her time being 11,16 but due to the wind being outside the permitted speed it will not go into the record books.Current Champions to win at the meeting were Sarah Lavin UCD in 100 m hurdles in a thriller, Stephen Rice Clonliffe Hrs in the javelin with 64 metres plus and

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Plenty of Competition

Although the intercounty embargo for April as directed by Headquarters has now finished there is an abundance of domestic club games taking place within the county at present. The Senior Football and Hurling League are up and running as well as the Divisional Board Championships. In the Senior Football League there are six games scheduled for Saturday next 12th May. In Group A Brickies will face Nire while Gaultier play An Rinn and Portlaw are set to face county champions Stradbally. The situation in the table at present sees An Rinn, Nire and Gaultier with two points each having played just the single game.

In Group B there are also three games down for decision with Ballinacourty facing Clashmore/Kinsalebeg, while Ardmore will play Dungarvan and Kilrossanty will face Rathgormack, once again all scheduled for Saturday next. The table in

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Dundalk rocked by brilliant Blues

League leaders Dundalk were rocked to the core at the RSC on Friday last. They looked dangerous during the opening 30 minutes but when they lost the service of their skipper Stephen O'Donnell after 39 minutes (confirmed as a broken leg) and then when Izzy Akinade scored two quickfire goals within the space of three minutes the Lillywhites were creaking. They did pull a goal back with the last kick of the extended first half but that was as good as it got for the visitors. The victory moved the Blues level at the top of the table with their opponents with a total of 31 points and over 3,500 spectators were present to see Waterford extend their unbeaten home record at the Kilbarry venue. The previous Monday Alan Reynolds men had beaten Bohemians in Dalymount

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Huge entry for Waterford to Tramore Road race

400 competed in the 49 th Annual Bluewall Sponsored Paddy Flanagan Memorial Waterford to Tramore Road Race last Friday evening and Andrew Connick Ferrybank who won the race in 2013 was first home again this year in 39 minutes and 9 seconds to win the Paddy Flanagan Perpetual Trophy, Ger Forde Slaney Olympic was second in 39.27 and Emmet Kelly Waterford Triathlon Club was third in 40.13. First lady home and the first winner of the Inaugural Tebay Ladies Perpetual Trophy was Ruth Fitzgerald Waterford AC in 44.32 , Sally Forristal St Joseph's was second in 45.28 and Adele Walsh St Senan's was third in 46.06 Waterford AC won the men's team and West Waterford the women's. The Flanagan family special prize went to Barry Torpey Carrick on Suir.The following were the category

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Minor footballers lose out

Leamybrien hosted the playoff of the Munster Minor Football Championship playoff on Wednesday last which saw Waterford face neighbours Tipperary with a semi-final date against Clare for the victor. Having failed to Cork in their opening game of the competition the backroom team knew that only an improved performance from the Deise would suffice against the Premier in this "last chance saloon". Waterford had lost out to a very talented Cork outfit (4-20 to 0-4) in their opening fixture while Tipperary went down to Kerry with the Kingdom winning 1-15 to 0-4. Tipperary however had another playoff game against Limerick which they won 2-12 to 1-11 before facing the Deise.

The opening minutes saw both teams rather tentative although the home side were buoyed by a goal within ten minutes from Rathgormack clubman James Power which saw the

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Blues held at home by Sligo Rovers

Waterford FC 1 Sligo Rovers 1

Waterford FC recorded their first draw of the season in league football when they had to settle for a point against Sligo Rovers at the RSC on Friday night last. The outcome brought an end to the Blues one hundred per cent winning run at the Kilbarry venue but the unbeaten run continues.

The final result keeps the Blues in the top three. Unfortunately another Waterford player was sent off in this contest. David Webster, the central defender was struck by red mist on 74 minutes and after an alleged incident with defender Jack Keaney he was asked to take an early shower. For the first time this season, Bastien Hery, Stanley Aborah, Paul Keegan and Faysel Kasmi all played in the middle of the park but for some reason

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Munster titles won in Templemore

On Saturday last the Munster Junior,under 23 and Juvenile Combined Event Championships were in Templemore and Waterford was well represented there.Waterford AC had a very good day with their athletes winning two under 23 titles, four junior and one juvenile Combined Event. Grace Furlong in the under 23 grade had a double with the long jump and triple jump, the four junior winners were James Murphy in the long jump, Luke O'Brien in the javelin, Cian O'Brien high jump and Ruth Heery in the walk Eoin Kenny was second in the 400 metres and third in the javelin, Emily O'Mahony had a second in the triple jump and a third in the long jump, Kathleen Heery was second in the discus and third placings went to Fergus O'Brien in the 5000 metres and Sarah Jacob in

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