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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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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Minor Footballers in Playoff

It was a chastening experience for the Waterford Minor Footballers on Wednesday last in Pairc ui Rinn as the home side put in an awesome display to overwhelm the Deise on a 4-20 to 0-5 scoreline. There was a feeling that this year the Rebels had a serious outfit but time will tell. Indeed year on year there is a huge expectancy on Leeside regarding their underage performances and 2018 saw little change.

The game itself was very much one way traffic despite a huge effort from the travelling team. Right from the moment in the third minute when Clyda Rovers clubman Conor Corbett goaled to give Cork a 1-1 to 0-0 lead it was always going to be uphill for Waterford. A second goal within the opening ten minutes from Aodhan O'Luasa saw the hosts eleven points

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Waterford crash to Derry in second half at the Brandywell

Derry City 1 Waterford FC 0

Waterford FC lost on the road for a third time this season when they came back home from the Brandywell in Derry pointless on Friday last. Their previous away defeats were at the hands of Dundalk and Cork City.

They had to play this game without the suspended midfield pairing of Bastien Hery and Stanley Oborah and central defender Kenny Browne. Top striker Courtney Duffus was also missing due to the fact that the Brandywell is now an astro turf venue. Sander Puri and Faysel Kasmi came into the middle of the park and Garry Comerford also operated there. Rory Feely replaced Kenny Browne in the heart of the defence. The much changed Blues team did remarkably well during the opening 45 minutes but the second period

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Fantastic win by Órla in Czech Republic

On Saturday last in Podebrady Czech Republic at an International Race Walking meeting Órla O'Connor Waterford AC won a 10 KM walk beating 26 other athletes from all over Europe in the process and even better still had a personal best time of 49.23 seconds ,the only athlete in the race to be inside 50 minutes.She worked her way through the field in the last thousand metres and won going away from Yekaterina Shlykova of Kasakhstan timed at 50.15 a national record with Julia Richter Germany third in 50.35.and seventeen in the field recorded season's best times. Into the bargain another Irish walker Niamh O'Connor Newbridge was 8 th and this enabled Ireland win the team award. Last year Órla competed in the same

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Senior Hurling

Championship

Before the intercounty break there was another round of the JJ Kavanagh Senior Hurling Championship completed last weekend. Dungarvan, following an opening round win over Tallow (3-20 to 2-13) were quietly fancied to over come Fourmilewater who were edged out by an impressive De La Salle outfit on a 4-17 to 1-15 scoreline. The Old Boro with the Curran very much to the fore were in early control with the elements at their back and led 0-6 to 0-1 midway through the opening half. Leading 0-10 to 0-3 at the break it looked as though the Dungarvan form was holding up but gradually Fouremilewater eat into the lead, and with the time marching on the Ballymacarbry outfit finally got level. A late late point from Shane Walsh eventually gave them the lead and claimed a very welcome two points

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Blues rock the champions in fiery Munster derby

Waterford FC came from behind to defeat the double champions Cork City at the RSC on Friday night last. An attendance of almost 4000 saw a dramatic match that produced many talking points both on and off the pitch.

Deep into stoppage time two Waterford players, Bastien Hery and Stanley Aborah plus Cork City players Stephen Beattie and Garry Buckley were sent off and the two managers, Alan Reynolds and John Caulfield were also sent packing by the referee Robert Rogers. The fact that John Caulfield, the City gaffer raced on to the pitch to try and get hold of the ball appeared to ignite the situation and when Bastien Hery pushed him all hell broke lose and the match officials found it difficult to control matters. It was a shame that the match

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Mc Donald's Ferrybank Open Sports on Sunday

A huge programme of events is on the programme for the Ferrybank AC Open Sports at the RSC on Sunday next with the first event at 12 noon and a huge entry is expected from many counties. Boys and girls in the under 8 to under 17 age groups have track and field events, junior men and women have a 100 m,800 m, high and long jump,senior men and women have a 100 m and 1 mile Juvenile race walkers under 1 to u 19 have a 1500 metres race all in one race,seniors and masters also a 1500 metres again all in one race. Separate relays for boys and girls u9,u11 ,u13, 15. mixed relays u 17 and junior (must be at least two girls in each team). Each athlete under 8,9,10,11and under

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Champions make positive start

There was full round of JJ Kavanagh sponsored Waterford Senior Hurling Championship completed last weekend with most games going as expected. The April break from intercounty activity helped, although didn't solve, the fixture and training problems for clubs regards club v county.

However at least serious competition is now up and running and with another round of the new style championship due to take place next weekend it will give some momentum to the competition. However it also makes one reflect on what the situation would be if Waterford had progressed further in the Allianz National League. Now I Wonder?

SION LEAVE IT LATE

All that said, the competion for the Waterford News and Star Cup got underway on Saturday evening with title laden Mount Sion facing their close neighbours and city rivals Roanmore. Throughout the sixty odd minutes there

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Classy Blues far too

powerful for Limerick

Waterford FC remain just one point behind the leaders Cork City following this brilliant win in the Markets Field on Friday night last. Every single player played his part in this latest victory and there was not a weak link in the team.Goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, John Kavanagh, Dylan Barnett, Dave Webster and Kenny Browne were superb in defence. Kenny Browne was in fact making his 345th League of Ireland appearance and this was undoubtedly one of his best displays ever during his honour laden career. Midfielders Stanley Aborah, Bastien Hery, Paul Keegan and Gavan Holohan ruled their area of the pitch and Courtney Duffus scored another spectacular goal to bring his total to four for the month of March. John Martin and the substitutes Sander Puri, Derek Daly and Izzy Akinade also produced moments of

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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