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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Bad decision ruins perfect day

The Waterdord Senior and Minor hurling teams travelled to Ennis Road in Limerick last weekend for their second round game in the round robin Munster Hurling Championship. In both cases the teams from the South East were very much rank outsiders following defeates to Clare in their opening round. Indeed many viewpopints suggested that the minor from the Premier county were already favourites to go "all the way" while the seniors, who have not delivered thus far in the competition, had shown glimpses of form in the second half of their outing against Cork. All of which suggested that the odds of six to one on each of the teams would be money "down the drain". How wrong it all turned out.

Derek McGrath and his senior hurling charges had been dealt a huge blow in the

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Blues suffer at the cross again

Waterford FC lost for the second time in Turners Cross this season when they came home empty handed from the Leeside venue on Friday last. Fresh from their thumping four nil victory over Derry City the previous week it was a somewhat depleted squad which made the journey to Cork. John Martin came in for Sander Puri who was on international duty with Estonia and Stanley Aborah was suspended and he will not be available again until after the mid season break. Players such as John Kavanagh and Garry Comerford are log time injury victims and the squad is stretched to the limit at the moment. St Patrick St Patrick’s Athletic and Bray Wanderers are the remaining games before the break and come July 1st new players will be added to the panel. Results elsewhere

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Thomas back with a comfortable win

At the AAI Games in Santry Stadum on Sunday last Olympian Thomas Barr Ferrybank won his first 400 metres hurdle race of the season comfortably in 51.23 seconds, his club mate Ben Kiely was second in 53.24. Kelly Proper making a welcome return to athletics after almost three years finished second in the 200 metres in 24.43 outside her best but still a very good time considering her absence,the race being won by Phil Healy from Bandon in a very fast 23.13 but over the wind limit, other Ferrybank athletes competing were Paul Murphy who was a very good second in the 400 metres in 48.79 seconds and Emily Nolan was 6 th in the 400 metres.

University Match

A number of athletes who compete with Waterford clubs were on the Irish University team that met the

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

A reminder of the 3rd Annual "Beat The Ferryman" Open Water 600 m Swim on Saturday June 23 rd at 3 pm from Ballyhack Co Wexford to Passage East Co Waterford. Open to all Competent swimmers over 15 years. entries are being taken at the moment on totaltiming .ie An exclusive Swim Hat to first 250 entries received online. Wet Suit and Non Wet Suit Categories for both male and female.Last year the event had an entry of 200 from many parts of Ireland .This is a fund Raiser for Passage East Hurling Club and Passage East Community Centre is the Race Headquarters. A Family Fun day will also be held on Race Day.

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Double disappointment in Ennis ver the years Cusack Park has never been the happiest hunting ground for Waterford hurling and so it continued on Sunday last as both the Senior and Minor Hurlers went down to the Banner in the Munster Round Robin series. Going into their opening fixture of the competition the Waterford management were forced to field without the services of former player of the year Mount Sion’s Austin Gleeson and superb Ballygunner clubman and freetaker Pauric Mahony. However that said, training in recent weeks had seen the Deise in sparkling form with excellent performances in various challenge games. There was a feeling that they would "get the job done" in Ennis. Clare on the other hand were bitterly disappointed with their opening outing as they failed to Cork the previous weekend and another loss would seriously jeopardize

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Waterford much too powerful for Derry City

Waterford FC cemented their third position on the Premier League table by turning on the style against Derry City at the RSC on Friday last. The Blues took up the running from the opening whistle and they raced into a two goal lead after just 14 minutes. Sander Puri and Stanley Aborah scored two wonder goals and the attendance of 1743 went home extremely happy. Following a brilliant second half against Dundalk four days previously, Waterford built on that display and in doing so they blew the visitors out of the water. It was a much required win following two defeats and now they must continue this form away to Cork City in Turners Cross this Friday. All in all this was a truly magnificent display by the Blues and during the course of

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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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