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Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

Munster Indoor Championships this week end

On Saturday and Sunday next January 6 th and 7 th the Munster junior and under 23 individual as well as the Juvenile Pentathlon Championships will be in Nenagh starting both days 10.30 am, a large number of athletes from most Waterford clubs will be competing there.The junior and u 23 mens events are on Saturday and the junior and u23 womens are on Sunday while the girs juvenile Pentathlon's are on Saturday and the boys on Sunday, full timetable on Munster Athletics website.

X Country International

The Annual International X Country and Celtic Under Age International will be staged at Greenmount, Antrim on Saturday. Matteo Mary from Waterford AC has been selected on the Boys u 17 Development Squad for the Celtic International. The Antrim International Race was first held in January 1977 and Waterford's Gerry

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Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

Defeat for Footballers

The opening outing of the year for the Waterford senior Footballers saw the team travel to Meelick for first round game against Clare. The Banner had a slight advantage in the opening half with a goal from Cathal O'Connor giving the home side a 1-7 to 0-6 lead at the break. The Deise management were certainly using this competition with a view to games later in the season as they fielded ten newcomers in their lineup.

Waterford did make chances in the opening period but wayward shooting saw a number of wasted opportunities. At the other end with Eimhin Courtney (4 points in the opening half) and Lissacasey clubman Conor Finnucane being particularly dangerous. Waterford also had their share of scoring chances converted with Rathgormack's Jason Curry looking particularly accurate when notching a total of seven points overall.

In the

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Wednesday, 20th December 2017

National Athletic Championships at WIT arena a huge success

On Sunday last the Irish Life Health National X Country Championship fixture organised by Waterford Ac in association with Athletics Ireland held at WIT Arena in Carriganore in ideal weather conditions was a resounding success. Over 2000 athletes as well as around four thousand spectators from all over the 32 counties were present to witness an absolute brilliant day of athletics with 12 championships decided, some with thrilling finishes and some with clear cut winners also and the fixture was run off very smoothly on an ideal course for both competitors and spectators..

Good Waterford performances

While there was no individual Waterford winner there were nevertheless some fine Waterford performances. With approximately 200 athletes in each event and the first twelve in each getting medals a number of Waterford athletes secured medals.Caoimhe Prendergast West

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Wednesday, 20th December 2017

What"s another year?

As we close the door to 2017 the Waterford County Board held the Annual Convention in Lawlor's Hotel last week to a packed house. The Board through the club levy has successfully negated the huge outstanding debt that had accrued over the years and returned a healthy profit of over €30000. This allied to the fact that the cost of preparing intercounty teams came in a "tad" shy of nine hundred thousand euro makes it all the more staggering. County chairman PaddyJoe Ryan said later in his address that the levy, which clubs had supported when requested by the Board, had now been put on hold but we must not "take our eye off the ball". Well done to the clubs for their magnificent effort.

I think it is also fair to point out that this kind of cost

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Wednesday, 20th December 2017

Booter's Bumper Christmas Soccer Quiz

As we approach the Christmas and holiday period we have compiled 80 soccer questions which we feel will get football lovers chatting and debating during the festive period. We will publish the answers in our first edition of January, 2018. The questions are compiled in eight rounds of ten questions. We would like to wish all football people a happy and peaceful Christmas and also extend our best wishes to Waterford FC who will play in the Premier League for the first time in ten years when the season kicks-off in February.

Round One

1. What is the official name of Stoke City's home ground €

2. Which country finished in third place at both the 1974 and 1982 World Cup finals €

3. In which year did FC Porto play Sporting Braga in the Europa League final at the

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Wednesday, 13th December 2017

National Cross Country fixture in Carriganore

After the very successful Waterford AC Half Marathon in the city on Saturday week last another major fixture is in the area next Sunday. Waterford AC in Association with Athletics Ireland stage the Irish Life Health National X Country Championships at the WIT Arena Carriganore with up to 2,000 athletes from all over the 32 counties competing. The full programme of events are as follows; National Novice Men's and Women's Championships and boys and girls under 11,13,15,17 and 19. The first event starts at 11.30 am sharp the girls under 11 and the final race the men's Novice is timed for a 3.10 pm.start. Many athletes from Waterford clubs will compete for individual and team honours at Inter Club and Inter County level. Waterford County teams have been entered in the boys u 11, u15,u17,u19,

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Wednesday, 13th December 2017

End of year snippets

MUNSTER AWARDS

Sincere congratulations to Sinead Ryan the Ballymacarbry and Waterford Ladies Football player who was awarded the Munster Lady Footballer of the year at a Gala Event in Fota Island Resort last weekend. Thoroughly deserved for all the years of service and hard work to the game both at club and county level. Also receiving an award was the legendary Waterford fullback Austin Flynn. The Abbeyside man was called into the Waterford side at a very young age in 1952 and went on to hold the edge of the square against such esteemed players as Christy Ring and Nicky Rackard being on the winning 1959 All-Ireland team. A testament to the great man was that during this period all kids who played in the Number 3 position wanted to be an Austin Flynn. He served his county

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Wednesday, 13th December 2017

Blues Complete Niall Corbet Move

Waterford FC secured the capture of PFAI First Division Goalkeeper of the Year Niall Corbet from UCD. The 23-year-old shot-stopper is the second player from County Laois to join the club for the new season, following in the footsteps of fellow PFAI First Division Team of the Year member, Garry Comerford. With interest high in Corbet, the Blues fought off stiff competition for the midlander's signature, following his eye catching performances between the sticks for ‘The Students’ during 2017. Niall started 27 of a possible 28 league games last season and kept three clean sheets in his final four league outings to finish 2017 strongly. He will compete with Tramore man Matthew Connor in 2018 for the starting berth heading into the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division campaign.Speaking on signing for the Blues, Niall commented:"I am

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Waterford AC Half Marathon another huge success.

Over 2,200 competed in the New Ireland Assurance Waterford AC Half Marathon on Saturday last in excellent conditions It was a very competitive race up front and for the last four miles three runners were disputing it, last years winner Sergei Ciobanu Clonliffe Hrs, last years third placer Paddy Hamilton Slieve Guillion Runners Co Armagh and Tom Hayes from Kilkenny City Hrs. Eventually Hamilton proved the stronger to win in 66 minutes 26 seconds, Ciobanu was second in 66.34 and Hayes third in 66.43 .Olympian Maria Mc Cambridge Dundrum Sth Dublin was a very impressive winner of the ladies section in 77.45, Fiona Kehoe Kilmore Co Wexford was second in 81.16 and Jacqui Carthy from the same club was third in 81.40. The following were the age category winners. Ladies; F 35 Lisa Mc

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Stradbally edge thriller

Since the turn of the century both Stradbally and Nire have for the most part been to the forefront of the JJ Kavanagh sponsored Waterford Senior Football Championship. Fair to say that in that time both clubs have provided some superb entertainment not least when facing one another for the destination of the Conway Cup. On Sunday last both these clubs once again came face to face and, once again, the destination of the Conway Cup was the reward. Both teams came through their respective semi-finals with litle to spare. Reigning champions Nire beat An Rinn with a late late goal for a 3-8 to 2-10 victory while Stradbally on the road for title number nineteen, had a two point (0-13 to 0-11) win over neighbours Kilrossanty. In both instances the desire to win allied to that particular

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