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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Cork ease to McGrath Cup

Showdown

The Waterford Senior Football team bowed out of the McGrath Cup on Sunday last in Ballinacourty as they went down to Cork on a 2-18 to 0-7 scoreline. Indeed following a heavy defeat to Clare the previous weekend it was a mountain to climb for Tom McGlinchy and his charges as they would have to win and depend on the result of the fixture next week between Clare and Cork. There was, as there is always, that slightest chance they could make the final. If both Waterford and Clare beat Cork then the Deise would be through to meet Clare. If Waterford won and Cork beat Clare, comprehensively, then scoring difference might just get them through as all teams would be on two points. If Cork won then it was all over for the Deise.

Going into

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Paul Keegan and Bastien Hery raring to go

The players of Waterford FC reported for their first day of full time professional training last Wednesday and Paul Keegan who played a pivotal role in last seasons promotion from the First Division and one of the new signings French born midfielder Bastien Hery spoke about the exciting season ahead.

Paul Keegan. ``We will have a hard day and I suppose a hard week ahead but I am really looking forward to it.This is a brand new era for the club and there is a great buzz in there right now and I believe the same the same can be said about the supporters. Some really good players have been brought in and I am delighted that a number of the lads from last season have been retained also which is excellent because I

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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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    No Gun ControlAs much as you might sympathize with the students and families of those who were at the center of one of the worst high school shootings in Florida last week, you easily get the impression that their deaths were all for naught. There is absolutely no way, following the 17 deaths at this shooting, that the law makers in America will bring in legislation that will see the curbing of gun use and gun ownership in that country. It is just not the American way.In actual fact if past histor …

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