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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Plenty of Competition

Although the intercounty embargo for April as directed by Headquarters has now finished there is an abundance of domestic club games taking place within the county at present. The Senior Football and Hurling League are up and running as well as the Divisional Board Championships. In the Senior Football League there are six games scheduled for Saturday next 12th May. In Group A Brickies will face Nire while Gaultier play An Rinn and Portlaw are set to face county champions Stradbally. The situation in the table at present sees An Rinn, Nire and Gaultier with two points each having played just the single game.

In Group B there are also three games down for decision with Ballinacourty facing Clashmore/Kinsalebeg, while Ardmore will play Dungarvan and Kilrossanty will face Rathgormack, once again all scheduled for Saturday next. The table in

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Dundalk rocked by brilliant Blues

League leaders Dundalk were rocked to the core at the RSC on Friday last. They looked dangerous during the opening 30 minutes but when they lost the service of their skipper Stephen O'Donnell after 39 minutes (confirmed as a broken leg) and then when Izzy Akinade scored two quickfire goals within the space of three minutes the Lillywhites were creaking. They did pull a goal back with the last kick of the extended first half but that was as good as it got for the visitors. The victory moved the Blues level at the top of the table with their opponents with a total of 31 points and over 3,500 spectators were present to see Waterford extend their unbeaten home record at the Kilbarry venue. The previous Monday Alan Reynolds men had beaten Bohemians in Dalymount

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Huge entry for Waterford to Tramore Road race

400 competed in the 49 th Annual Bluewall Sponsored Paddy Flanagan Memorial Waterford to Tramore Road Race last Friday evening and Andrew Connick Ferrybank who won the race in 2013 was first home again this year in 39 minutes and 9 seconds to win the Paddy Flanagan Perpetual Trophy, Ger Forde Slaney Olympic was second in 39.27 and Emmet Kelly Waterford Triathlon Club was third in 40.13. First lady home and the first winner of the Inaugural Tebay Ladies Perpetual Trophy was Ruth Fitzgerald Waterford AC in 44.32 , Sally Forristal St Joseph's was second in 45.28 and Adele Walsh St Senan's was third in 46.06 Waterford AC won the men's team and West Waterford the women's. The Flanagan family special prize went to Barry Torpey Carrick on Suir.The following were the category

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Minor footballers lose out

Leamybrien hosted the playoff of the Munster Minor Football Championship playoff on Wednesday last which saw Waterford face neighbours Tipperary with a semi-final date against Clare for the victor. Having failed to Cork in their opening game of the competition the backroom team knew that only an improved performance from the Deise would suffice against the Premier in this "last chance saloon". Waterford had lost out to a very talented Cork outfit (4-20 to 0-4) in their opening fixture while Tipperary went down to Kerry with the Kingdom winning 1-15 to 0-4. Tipperary however had another playoff game against Limerick which they won 2-12 to 1-11 before facing the Deise.

The opening minutes saw both teams rather tentative although the home side were buoyed by a goal within ten minutes from Rathgormack clubman James Power which saw the

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Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

Blues held at home by Sligo Rovers

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Waterford FC recorded their first draw of the season in league football when they had to settle for a point against Sligo Rovers at the RSC on Friday night last. The outcome brought an end to the Blues one hundred per cent winning run at the Kilbarry venue but the unbeaten run continues.

The final result keeps the Blues in the top three. Unfortunately another Waterford player was sent off in this contest. David Webster, the central defender was struck by red mist on 74 minutes and after an alleged incident with defender Jack Keaney he was asked to take an early shower. For the first time this season, Bastien Hery, Stanley Aborah, Paul Keegan and Faysel Kasmi all played in the middle of the park but for some reason

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Munster titles won in Templemore

On Saturday last the Munster Junior,under 23 and Juvenile Combined Event Championships were in Templemore and Waterford was well represented there.Waterford AC had a very good day with their athletes winning two under 23 titles, four junior and one juvenile Combined Event. Grace Furlong in the under 23 grade had a double with the long jump and triple jump, the four junior winners were James Murphy in the long jump, Luke O'Brien in the javelin, Cian O'Brien high jump and Ruth Heery in the walk Eoin Kenny was second in the 400 metres and third in the javelin, Emily O'Mahony had a second in the triple jump and a third in the long jump, Kathleen Heery was second in the discus and third placings went to Fergus O'Brien in the 5000 metres and Sarah Jacob in

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

It has been a positive start to the 2018 campaign for Waterford Racing Club, across all levels and age groups.

Our star of the show so far has been Mia Smith who has produced some commanding performances in the Under 12s category.

Notable results include first girl home at the notoriously hilly Des Hanlon memorial in Carlow earlier in the spring, which is a very impressive result particularly when taking into account that Mia had to compete with the boys.

This past weekend Mia also scored a fantastic result at the Waller Cup in Bohermeen, Co. Meath. The average pace of over 32kph for the U12 race would be a challenge for many fully grown adults to handle, nonetheless despite being with the boys once again Mia was eighth overall

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Senior Football Roundup

The second round of the group stages of the JJ Kavanagh sponsored Waterford Senior Football Championship was completed last weekend with results again going, in the main, as expected. Leading 1-10 to 0-4 at the break reigning champions Stradbally came through their second encounter with another win, this time against Portlaw on a 1-17 to 1-10 scoreline. The reds having beaten Dauglan Naofa (1-12 to 0-7) in their opening game will go into the break with four points and look very much back in the championship groove. The second tie in Group A saw Ardmore and Dungarvan hoping to redress their opening day losses with a win and the vistory in this one went to the Old Boro on a 2-18 to 2-10 scoreline. Dungarvan showed a real turnaround in their form from the opening day and were

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Wednesday, 25th April 2018

Super Blues back in the groove

Following back to back away defeats to both Derry City and St Patrick's Athletic Waterford FC got back to winning form at the RSC on Friday last in front of over 2000 spectators on what was a sun drenched April evening.

Despite having to plan without a host of players such as Bastien Hery, Stanley Oborah, Gavan Holohan, Sander Puri (all suspended) and Rory Feely (injured) the Blues proved to be too strong for a Bray Wanderers team who did well in the first half but who were overrun in the second period. The three points won has moved Waterford back into clear third, just four points behind the top two clubs, Dundalk and Cork City. Those two teams play each other this weekend while Waterford will play at home to Sligo Rovers, a team they

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford athletes win three All Ireland University titles.

The Irish University Track and Field Championships were held in Belfast on Friday and Saturday last and a small number of athletes from Waterford competed with various Universities and Technical Colleges and they did well with three winning titles. Kate Veale West Waterford representing DCU was back in top form and retained her 1500 metres walk title in a new record time of 6 minutes 14.48 seconds, 8 seconds faster than the previous best set in 1997 by Gillian O'Sullivan. Another West Waterford athlete Yuri Kanash competing with University of Limerick won the pole vault with 4.40 metres and the third winner was Órlaith O'Brien Waterford competing with WIT and she won the javelin with a throw of 42.98 metres. Another Waterford AC athlete with WIT Cian O'Brien was second in the high

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