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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

European Master's Double for Waterford's Superman Joe Gough.

The marvellous success story that is Joe Gough from West Waterford AC continues even as the age groups he competes in gets older and in Madrid last week he was in terrific form once again at the European Masters Indoor Championships in the over 65 age group. When the Championships concluded he was European Champion on the double in the 800 and 1500 metres. First up were the semi finals of the 800 metres on Wednesday and he won his semi final in an effortless time of 2 minutes 30 seconds, then on Thursday evening it was the final facing eight other competitors and again he was always in control to run out an easy winner in a fine time of 2 minutes 22.36 seconds, Giovanni Finelli Italy was second in 2.27.96 and

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Curry nets the two points

The Waterford Senior Footballers travelled to McGovern Park in Ruislip last weekend in a bid to redress the present slump in results in the Allianz National League. Following a good draw in their opening outing against Wicklow , and despite some good performances, the team has been unable to accumulate any more points in the division. Travelling away to London and securing a win could prove a huge impetus to the Tom McGlinchy outfit and with one outstanding game to play against Leitrim there is every conceivable chance that if the results go in favour of the Deise they could end up in the top half of the league table. The Exiles for their part have had an improved league this year and Ciaran Dooley and his charges were highly fancied to claim the points.

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Super Blues send Hoops home tumbling

Waterford FC made it five wins from seven after a 2-1 win at home to Shamrock Rovers to move second in the league table at the RSC on Friday night last. This was the first meeting of the two clubs in the Premier League since September 2007.

A double from Courtney Duffus either side of a superb Graham Burke strike made it another night to remember for the massive attendance who braved the lashing rain which fell all through the exciting contest. Having conceded a stoppage time winner to Dundalk in Oriel Park the previous week this was just the tonic the players needed. Paul Keegan, Garry Comerford, Bastien Hery and Courtney Duffus all came back into the starting eleven from the game in Co Louth seven days previously . Next up on the league scene

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

"It’s a fantastic occasion and it was great to see such a big crowd turn out on what was a miserable night. I hope that they’ve enjoyed it because it was end to end in the first half even when Rovers went down to ten men.

"They are a really good side and they have so many good players like Bolger, Burke and I could go on but I think people are starting to see that we have some really good players as well which is great to see. There are players playing with knocks, we are missing some key men but this is a really good group.

"It’s hard to play with ten men because we had to re-jig and Rovers were gambling a bit more then they would have with the eleven. I thought that it caused us problems and

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Five All Ireland Juvenile titles for Waterford athletes.

In Athlone on Sunday last Waterford juvenile athletes were once again very much to the fore at the All Ireland Under 13 to !9 Indoor championships and Waterford AC in particular had excellent results. The club had three winners in race walking and these were the very easy win by Órla O'Connor in the under 19 1500 metres and she is improving with every outing, her younger sister Maeve won a thrilling under 15 1000 metres and in another competitive under 16 1500 metres Clare Caulfield was first home. James Murphy was their fourth winner and he did it in style in the u 19 long jump with a winning distance of 6.39 metres, also in the long jump Emily O'Mahony was a very close third with 5,07 metres,the event being won with

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Waterford fall on Leeside

It was a case of Division One 'A' survival for the winner of this Allianz National Hurling League playoff in Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday last between Waterford and Cork. Following two really good performances in their recent wins over both Cork and Clare, the Waterford faithful travelled to Leeside in the knowledge that the mood in the camp would certainly have been extremely positive. Indeed there had been a huge turnaround in form in recent weeks for the Deise while Cork having won their opening tie against Kilkenny had suffered four losses on the bounce. It would appear that Waterford manager Derek McGrath was in the better position than his counterpart John Meyler as far as recent form was concerned.

Undoubtedly there is rarely little between both Waterford and Cork in competitive matches and this we expected

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Dundalk break Waterford

hearts with stoppage time goal

A patched up Waterford team were just seconds away from earning a draw against Dundalk on Friday last but with the last move of the game, four minutes into stoppage time the hosts scored a fortuitous goal to take the three points. It was a heartbreaking defeat but nevertheless the Blues team showed that they can compete against the very best despite having to plan without star performers Paul Keegan, Bastien Hery, Courtney Duffus and Izzy Akinade. Dundalk did create the majority of the goalscoring chances but it was the timing of the only goal of the contest which upset the Waterford players and supporters.

Dylan Barnett put in a brilliant last-ditch tackle to deny Dundalk striker Robbie Benson on five minutes that forced the first corner before Garry Comerford had to cover for opposite

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Waterpark Girls All Ireland Schools Senior X Country Champions

In dreadful underfoot conditions at the WIT Arena on Saturday last the Irish Life Health All Ireland Secondary Schools X Country Championships took place and it was a most successful event in the presence of a huge crowd. Almost one thousand Athletes from Schools all over the 32 counties competed in four categories boys and girls and and a number of athletes from Waterford schools impressed. Pride of place goes to the senior girls from Waterpark College who were crowned senior team champions the first time in the history of the championships going back to 1970 that a Waterford school won the title. The brilliant team who packed very well saw the O'Connor twins Anna and Orla come in 11th and 13 th respectively, Ruth Heery was 16th,Una O'Brien 18 th and

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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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    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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