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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Corner turned

I just wonder if Waterford bainisteoir Derek McGrath wished he could turn back the clock to the beginning of the Allianz National Hurling League following another superb display by his charges against high flying Clare last Sunday afternoon. Before this contest the visitors had already secured a quarter final place but there was still the matter of who they would face in the knockout stages. Having beaten Cork the previous weekend the Deise management must surely bemoan the three defeats in the opening games of the competition which realistically has seen Waterford out of contention for a quarter final place.

In recent years the Waterford record at the Keanes Road venue has been dismal. One has to go back to February 2016 for the last success. That bogey was certainly "put to bed" on Sunday afternoon as the Deise were

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Smash and grab victory for dogged Super Blues

The Waterford FC supporters who made the long journey to Sligo on Friday night last came home happy and all of them were actually pinching themselves as they made their way back home. Not only had the Blues snatched a victory from the jaws of a draw but Alan Reynold's charges had gone joint top of the Premier League table as Cork City were beaten by Dundalk. Nine points from the opening 4 games is a wonderful achievement by the Blues and they are the first team to record that record for a team promoted from the First Division since 2004.The last club to achieve that start was believe it or not Waterford United ! Waterford went in leading one nil at the interval at the Showgrounds but the home side dominated the

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

All Ireland Secondary Schools X Country Championships at WIT Arena

With the weather last week putting paid to all fixtures hopefully the week end ahead will be uninterrupted.The Irish Life All Ireland Schools X Country Championships go ahead at the WIT Arena next Saturday with a 12 noon start and over 1,000 athletes from schools all over the 32 counties will compete in four grades minor, junior,intermediate and senior boys and girls including many from Waterford schools city and county plus of course thousands of spectators. The first race the minor girls starts at 12 noon and the final race the senior boys is timed for 2.30 pm. A few of the Waterford competitors are expected to figure prominently in their races both for individual and team placings. Lots of help required setting up the course on Friday and also at

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Waterford aim to take down the banner

On Sunday next at Walsh Park in the city the Waterford Senior Hurlers will face high flying Clare in their final outing of the group stage of the Allianz National Hurling League. Deise manager Dertek McGrath will have been buoyed with the victory over Cork down on Leeside two weeks ago and will also be well aware that there is a chance, albeit a very slim chance, that Waterford could qualify for the quarter finals of the competition. I say slim in that if three or more teams end up on the same number of points then scoring difference comes into play, if you pardon the pun. At present Waterford have two point as do Cork but with a difference of ten points in favour of the Rebels and were both Cork, who play

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Busy March for Waterford FC

Due to the ``Beast from the East'' and ``Storm Emma'' it would appear to be an eternity since Waterford FC defeated St Patrick's Athletic at the RSC on Monday February 26th. A headed goal by Kenny Browne after 10 minutes and a wonder strike by Bastien Hery just after the hour mark gave the Blues a 2-0 victory and the three points gained moved the local side into second place on the Premier League table. There has not been a ball kicked in anger since due to the weather and Waterford's scheduled games against Bray Wanderers in the league and UCC in the League Cup were both postponed. Those games have now been refixed and as a result Alan Reynolds and his charges are facing a truly hectic month of March. The full list is as

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Many big results for Waterford athletes last week

Olympian Thomas Barr Ferrybank preparing for his busy outdoor season in the 400 metres hurdles competed in the Athlone Grand Prix Indoor meeting on Wednesday last in the 400 metres flat and in a good class international field he ground out a fine win in 46.94 seconds just outside his best of 46.87. After being passed with 60 metres to go he came back again with a renewed effort to win readily. At the same meeting Niamh Whelan again from Ferrybank competed in the 60 metres finishing 4th in her semi final in 7.45 seconds and 7 th in the final in 7.51

Joe's World Record

Competing in an 800 metres indoor race in Abbotstown last Thursday evening Joe Gough West Waterford broke the over 65 World Record with a time of 2 minutes 16.65

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

First step on the ladder

The Waterford Senior Hurling team travelled to Leeside on Sunday last to face Cork and hopefully garner their first points of the current Allianz National league. In truth as far as the relegation playoff was concerned nothing short of a win gave any hope of avoiding that one off scenario. Even at that, other results might well see the Deise having to face the prospect of a relegation battle. However the priority for Waterford was to secure the win and turn around their recent form. Both Derek McGrath and his Cork counterpart John Meyler have seen their charges below form in recent games and that all important first win would be very welcome indeed. Indeed both managers made a number of positional and personnel changes from their previous outing. The Fourmilewater midfield pairing of Jamie Barron

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Double champions sink Blues in second half

Two goals early in the second half were good enough to take all three points for the league and cup champions in Turners Cross on Friday night last. A crowd of 6,443 were present to watch the clash between the Munster rivals and it has to be said that the First Division champions of last season Waterford FC more than held their own during the opening 45 minutes and they were not intimidated by their opponents. However when the teams emerged for the second period the home side lifted their game a gear or two and when they scored on 55 minutes and again in the 63rd minute there was no coming back for the visitors. There is no doubt that Waterford will not face a tougher game all season and despite the final

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Kate Veale and Niamh Whelan National Senior Champions

Two weeks ago two Waterford athletes won titles at the Irish University Indoor Championships Niamh Whelan and Kate Veale and they repeated the feat at the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Championships in Abbotstown last week end.The very first winner of the Championships on Saturday last was Kate Veale West Waterford AC and she did it in style while retaining her 3000 metres walk title. She was pressed for quite a long way in the race but in the last four or five laps showed all her great fighting qualities to pull away and win comfortably in a very good time of 13 minutes 38.6 seconds,Niamh O'Connor Celbridge with a personal best was second in13.43.01 and another young Waterford athlete Órla O'Connor Waterford AC improving with every race was third in 14.00.09

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Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Waterford remain pointless

The Waterford Senior Hurlers remain pointless and rooted to the bottom of the Allianz National League table following defeat to Kilkenny on Sunday afternoon at Walsh Park. This was a game that both teams felt was worth more than the two points on offer as the winner could build some momentum towards a playoff position while the loser might well be left behind in the chase for quarter final places. Over five thousand eight hundred patrons came to the Keane's Road venue in anticipation of a humdinger between two great rivals from the Southeast. Their last meeting, in the All-Ireland series of 2017, had seen Waterford claim the plaudits. Manager Derek McGrath had compiled a very strong opening fifteen in the hope of gaining a first win in this present league campaign. Indeed the recent form of the

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