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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

Clashmore Kinsalebeg move on

There were two knockout games played in the JJ Kavanagh Senior Football Championship last weekend. Due to a bereavement in Dunmore East the clash between Gaultier an Portlaw was deferred while the remaining game was scheduled to take place in Fraher Field on Tuesday evening between Rathgormack and Ardmore.

First up was the meeting between form teams Clashmore/Kinsalebeg and Dungarvan and what a humdinger it turned out. Gavin Crotty saw the Old Boro ahead in the opening minutes with two points and despite a huge effort from Clashmore/Kinsalebeg with midfielder Sean Fleming leading the charge it was Dungarvan who led at the break 0-8 to 0-6. They held that advantage until the 55th minute when Edmond O'Hallaoran landed and equaliser and nothing seperated two very evenly match outfits right to the end with Gavin Crotty adding a brace

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Sunday, 29th July 2018

National Senior Championships on Saturday and Sunday

All of Ireland's top athletes will be in action this week end in Santry Stadium in Dublin in the Irish Life Health National Senior Track and Field Championships and many athletes from Waterford clubs will be there with four defending titles.On Saturday the programme begins at 12.15 pm and on Sunday -the big day for many finals -the event begins at 2.40 pm.

Big Waterford entry

Waterford athletes defending titles are as follows,Thomas Barr Ferrybank the 400 metres hurdles- he has won the title for the past seven years, Thomas will be joined by his club mate Ben Kiely in the race, Cara Kennedy do is in the Hammer event which she has won six times in the past seven years, she also goes in the weight throw,Kate Veale West Waterford defends her 5000 metres walk

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Sunday, 29th July 2018

Rovers close the gap on Blues

A huge crowd turned up at the RSC on Sunday to watch old rivals Waterford and Shamrock Rovers but unfortunately the majority of them went home disappointed because it was the visitors who bagged the three points. Waterford went into the game seven points clear of the Hoops and they knew a win would cement their third placed standing on the league table, a position which would guarantee European football next season. This outcome has seen Rovers close the gap to just four points and Alan Reynolds and his players will want to put this defeat behind them and get back to winning ways against Limerick in the Markets Field on Friday next. Considering that the visitors had to play extra-time in Sweden the previous Thursday this was an excellent display by them.

Roberto Lopes, who

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Sunday, 29th July 2018

Waterford into quarter finals

Last weekend was a "red letter day" for the girls of the Waterford Senior Camogie team as a win in Ennis over Clare saw them secure a place in the All-Ireland quarter finals and a meeting with Tipperary in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday 4th August.. Under the guidance of Donal O'Rourke and his management team this outfit has improved all year and after suffering a defeat to Kilkenny they have put back to back wins together against both Limerick and Clare to see them safely through to the last eight. Having beaten the Shannonsiders in Walsh Park it was a case of not suffering defeat to Clare and while the margin of victory was just two points (1-11 to 0-12) there was no denying but the Deise girls were the better team.

The game in Cusack Park

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Orla's National Record at World Championships

Having her first taste of the big time last week in Tampere in Finland at the World under 20 Championships Orla O'Connor Waterford AC put up a very respectable perform ace in the 10000 metres walk. Against 33 of the top athletes of the world and ranked 16 th going into the event she finished in 14 th place in a time of 47 minutes 55.40 seconds more than a minute faster than her previous best time and in the process set a new under 20 Irish record for the distance. She had a very good second 5000 metres of the race and in very hot humid conditions she finished quite well and gave it her best shot and she can be very pleased with her performance. The Championships proved to be very good from

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Young Blues lose to Carlow-Kilkenny

It was a quite weekend on the football front and only one Waterford FC team took to the field. The Under 17 and Under 19 teams were in acton in midweek in cup football and the first team also had a free weekend so the attention focused on Derek O'Brien's Under 15 side as they travelled to Derdimus Park to play Carlow-Kilkenny. It has been something of a stop-start campaign for this outfit and despite taking the lead in this contest they came home empty handed.

There was very little action during the opening 15 minutes before the Blues carved out their first chance soon afterwards. Jamie Lee was the man that put in a brilliant ball from a right-wing corner kick that picked out the run of Mzee Isaac Boston but he couldn't keep his header

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Beth steers the ship home

Pride of place this week goes to Donal O'Rourke and his Waterford Senior Camogie team on a terrific win over Limerick in Walsh Park on Saturday last. This All-Ireland series result sees the Deise girls into a mouth watering clash with Clare next weekend with the winner taking their place in the next series of fixtures. Indeed while a win would be a huge filip to the girls, although a draw would also see the Deise into the quarter finals for the first time ever.

Waterford went into this game following a hugely impressive effort against Kilkenny knowing that although they were beaten they could certainly mix it with the best. A goal from De La Salle's Beth carton in the opening ten minutes saw the Deise ahead 1-3 to 0-2. Indeed with the de La salle

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Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Last weekend saw the completion of round three of the group stage of the JJ Kavanagh Senior Football Championship. In Group A Stradbally the reigning kingpins and unbeaten came through on a 3-12 to 2-11 scoreline against Dungarvan. Following goals from Tony Grey and Shane Aherne the Reds led at the break 2-6 to 0-4 and looked well on the way to keeping their position at the top of the group. On the resumption Kenny Moore had a Dungarvan goal but Paul Tobin did likewise for the champions to see them ahead 3-11 to 1-11 with five minutes remaining. The Old Boro did get another three pointer before the end but Stradbally held out for the win. The other game in the group saw Portlaw claim a 1-8 to 1-7 win over Ardmore. A John Power goal in the opening

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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Orla at World Championships

This week the World under 20 Track and Field Championships are in Tampere in Finland from July 10 th to July 15 th and Orla O'Connor Waterford AC competes for Ireland in the 10000 metres walk, the race is timed for 9.35 am on Saturday morning. For the distance Orla has a best time of 48 minutes 52 seconds set on the road in the Isle of Man early this season in February but she won a 10000 metres track race in Podebrady Czech Republic in May in 49.23. In Saturdays race an athlete from Ecuador heads the list with a time of 44.58 and another seven are below 46 minutes. Orla is ranked 16 th of the 32 entered but is very closely matched with eight others just below her. In every race she competes in

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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Nothing gained, nothing lost, Europe still on for Blues

Despite the fact that a massive World Cup quarter-final game between Brazil and Belgium was being televised live a crowd of over 1,800 turned up at the RSC on Friday to watch the Blues play Bohemians in the Premier League. Alan Reynold's men went into the game seven points clear of Shamrock Rovers who were in 4th position. With Europen football guaranteed for the team which will finish in third position this was a big game for the local club as Rovers were playing away to Cork City. Following the two games the standings remained the same because the Hoops also drew in Turners Cross. Waterford's next game is against Shamrock Rovers on Sunday, July 22nd (3.pm kick-off) so that contest will be massive for both clubs. Noe Baba and Dessie Hutchinson

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