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Wednesday, 9th August 2017

Thomas Barr reaches World semi final but then has to withdraw due to illness

The World Athletic Championships began in London on Friday and on Sunday morning last Thomas Barr was in action in the heats of the 400 metres hurdles. There were five heats in the event with the first four from each heat automatically going through to Monday evening's semi final plus the four fastest losers. Thomas after another year of interrupted training this time due to a hamstring problem six or seven weeks back had only one race in the past six weeks and this was his winning performance at the National Championships two weeks ago in 49.79 seconds. Of the 40 competitors in the competition only one had dipped below 48 seconds this year 20 year old Mark McMaster of The Virgin Islands who clocked 47.80 in

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Wednesday, 9th August 2017

Waterford edge closer to league title

Cabinteely 1 - Waterford FC 1

Waterford FC came home from Stradbrook on Friday night last with a precious point following a tough battle against a Cabinteely team who have improved greatly in recent months. The Blues were not at their best by any matter of means in this contest but nevertheless they dug deep to take a point which moves them closer to the league title. With only five games remaining and with three of those games at home it will take a disaster of monumental proportions to prevent them from winning promotion to the Premier League. The quest for the title will be put on the back burner this Friday because the attention turns to the FAI Cup and Waterford will host fellow First Division outfit Shelbourne at the RSC.

It was Cabinteely that nearly

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Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

Senior football places up for grabs

With the success of the Waterford Senior Hurling team many dual clubs have been unable to play club senior football championship and this has led to a limited number of games in the competition in recent weeks.

This, I would contend, is a small price to pay and no doubt we would all wish Derek McGrath and his players the very best of luck as they face Cork in Croke Park in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday 13th August.

However there were a number of games over last weekend in the JJ Kavanagh Senior Football Championship and they will have a bearing on the lineup of the semi-finals in a quest for the Conway Cup. Indeed they will also have a bearing on the dreaded relegation battle further down the line.

On Thursday last Ardmore had a 0-15

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Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

Thomas Barr at World Championships

The big athletic event of the year worldwide this year begins this Friday in London. Its the World Track and Field Championships and there will be a Waterford interest with Olympian Thomas Barr Ferrybank competing in the 400 metres hurdles. This will be his second appearance at these Championships, in 2015 in Beijing he reached the semi final and will be aiming to go one better in London next week. His participation begins on Sunday next at 11.05 am in the heats of his event and his preparation is practically a carbon copy of last year for the Olympics. He has had very few races due to a hamstring problem this time round but in the National Championships on Sunday week last when he was back in action after a five weeks break he seemed in

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Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

Waterford FC 3 - Athlone Town 1

After ten years of striving to get out of the First Division the long wait would appear to be coming to an end following this result at the RSC on Friday night.

Waterford FC followed up their thrilling win against Cobh Ramblers at the same venue the previous Friday by defeating an Athlone side who set their stall out to make life difficult for the Blues by playing two banks of four and deploying two wide players. The last time the two sides met, Waterford won 6-1 and the Athlone manager Roddy Collins, who of course in charge of the Blues last season had no intention of being on the receiving end of another hammering on this occasion. Derek Daly scored a wonder goal for the home side just after the half hour mark and

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Wednesday, 26th July 2017

Waterford win, but at a cost

The Waterford Senior Hurlers came through a tough encounter against Wexford at the newly refurished Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday last to seal their place in the All-Ireland semi-final.

The 1-23 to 1-19 win, which probably flattered the Slaneysiders a little, was achieved before over thirty one thousand patrons and added to the crowd of just under that on Saturday the whole weekend proved a huge success for the Association and in particular the Cork GAA Board who have shown real initiative with this new development.

The Deise went into this game as the warmest of favourites but Wexford under the stewardship of the wily Davy Fitzgerald, former Waterfords bainisteoir, were coming in perhaps a "little under the radar" following a win over Kilkenny and a huge loss to Galway. With the traffic restrictions which had been

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Wednesday, 26th July 2017

Four All Ireland Senior titles won by Waterford athletes

In Morton Stadium in Santry in Dublin last Saturday and Sunday Waterford athletes kept up their amazing winning sequence at Ireland's principal Athletic fixture the All Ireland Senior Track and Field Championships and came home with four individual gold medals-the same as last year- one silver and three bronze with three athletes retaining their titles. Year in year out Waterford athletes have won numerous Irish titles both on the track and in the field events at these Championships..

Three titles retained

Olympian Thomas Barr Ferrybank back in action after a few weeks out due to a slight injury won his semi final of the 400 metres hurdles on Saturday with ease in 51.33 and then on Sunday was well in control as he won the final in 49.79 seconds and this was his seventh

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Wednesday, 26th July 2017

SSE Airtricity League First Division

Waterford FC 4 - Cobh Ramblers 0

Waterford FC have moved within touching distance of the SSE Airtricity League First Division title after a dominant second half display yielded four goals and three points against second placed Cobh Ramblers played in front of an attendance of 1852 at the RSC on Friday night last.

The Blues did have a goal ruled out amid controversy on 15 minutes when David McDaid was fouled in the area and after midfielder John Martin scored from the breaking ball, somehow referee Damien MacGraith judged that the striker had dived in the area and awarded a free kick to the visitors before cautioning McDaid.

In a first half of limited chances that saw the Blues dominate, they didn't trouble Ramblers keeper Paul Hunt before creating a chance of their own on 38 minutes when

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Wednesday, 19th July 2017

Showdown on Leeside

There are no safety nets in Pairc ui Chaoimh on Sunday next when Waterford face Wexford in the All-Ireland senior Hurling Quarter Final. It is a case of winner takes all and heads to the semi-final while the loser will have to lick wounds until the start of the 2018 campaign. I'm expecting an incredible atmosphere in the famed refurbished Cork venue. Indeed reports from the venue following the huge amount of development suggest we will see a full house for the second game of championship hurling weekend, Tipperary face Clare on Saturday, so there is also a novelty "being feeling" about the whole fixture.

The Slaneysiders come into this stage of the competition following their defeat to Galway in the Leinster Final 0-29 to 1-17. Fair to say that most observers and indeed odds layers have the Tribesmen

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Wednesday, 19th July 2017

Irish Life Health All Ireland Senior Championships this week end

The big event each year in the Irish athletic season internally is the All Ireland Senior Track and Field Championships and they go ahead this week end on Saturday and Sunday in Morton Stadium in Dublin with a big number of Waterford athletes competing. To win a a senior National title in any sport is the pinnacle for sports people in any country. As usual Waterford athletes are expected to continue their great success rate at these Championships going back many years.Four will defend individual titles won last year and Ferrybank ladies defend their 4 x 100 metre relay title also. The four individuals are Olympian Thomas Barr 400 metres hurdles going for seven titles in a row, Cara Kennedy hammer going for her sixth title since 2011, Niamh Whelan 200

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