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Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Promotion party must wait following stalemate at RSC

Waterford FC 1 - Shelbourne 1

There was a possibility that Waterford FC would have been crowned champions and promoted to the Premier League on Friday last. Had the Blues come out on top in this game and if Athlone Town had beaten second placed Cobh Ramblers the dream would have been fulfilled but unfortunately neither match produced the results required. Shelbourne draw with the Blues for a third time this season and Cobh Ramblers scored their winning goal three minutes into stoppage time in Athlone so the wait for the promised land must wait. Next up for Waterford is an away game against Wexford FC on Friday, September 15th. The following evening Ramblers play at home to Cabinteely. Should both sides win their respective games then the Waterford will have the opportunity to

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Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Heartbreak continues for Déise

There was a real belief within the county that finally 2017 would bring that ever elusive third All-Ireland hurling title. Opponents, Galway, who have been unbeaten since their opening round defeat to Wexford in the Allianz National Hurling League, have become a formidable force. Waterford however with a system devised by manager Derek McGrath and his backroom team are a battle hardened outfit who have "bought in" to the way of the management.

With wins over Offaly, Kilkenny, Wexford and Cork throughout the Summer, they were going to mount one formidable challenge to the favourites. Not having won an All-Ireland Senior Hurling title since 1959 the supporters of the Deise travelled to the Capital in their thousands and were in confident mood before the game. Indeed car loads of travelling fans were on the motorways to Dublin from

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Wednesday, 30th August 2017

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Thomas Barr back in action on Tuesday

After his enforced withdrawal from the 400 metres hurdles semi final at the World Championships in London earlier this month Olympian Thomas Barr is having one more race this season and its this evening in Zagreb, Croatia in a World Challenge meeting. In it he will face the Olympic Champion Keron Clement USA, Kyron Mc Master Ivory Coast the fastest in the World this year who was disqualified in London due to a lane infringement, a World finalist from Qatar to mention just a few .

Niamh reaches semi final

In Taipei last week the World University Games were staged and Niamh Whelan Ferrybank competed in the 100 metres and reached the semi final. In round 1 she was third in her heat in 11.71 and automatically qualified for

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Wednesday, 30th August 2017

Blues Under 19's lose for first time in four months

Waterford FC 1 Cabinteely 3

Waterford FC lost for the first time in four months when they had to give second best to a Cabinteely side who finished the game strongly on Sunday at the RSC. The previous day the Stradbrook based club also ended the unbeaten record of the Waterford Under 17 team. Despite this loss the Under 19 team have qualified for the Shield which is a knockout tournament and that competition will get underway within the next three weeks. The Under 17 side remain top of their league section also and they play at home to Cobh Ramblers this Saturday at 2.00pm. The Waterford FC first team host Shelbourne on Friday at the RSC at 7.45pm, a game which hopefully will see the club take another giant step towards

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Wednesday, 9th August 2017

Dreaming

All roads lead to Croke Park on Sunday next as Waterford and Cork lay their respective championship aspirations on the line in the second of this year's Senior Hurling All-Ireland semi-finals. The exodus from both counties will see some sixty thousand plus fans converge on Headquarters for what is expected to be another terrific encounter between two great Munster rivals. Both Waterford and Cork have a rich tradition of producing "classics" and I would be of the mind that this may well be another.

There is no hiding place in semi-finals. A game which can help make your year but with one fell swoop can destroy all the planning and work of the previous eight months. The euphoria of victory. The heartbreak of defeat. The talk of what might, or might not happen. As we wend our way to the Capital

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Wednesday, 9th August 2017

The Summer Cul Camps continue to be a huge success and up next week (14th-18th August) we will see them at the following., Ferrybank, De La Salle College, Tramore 2, Portlaw, St Mollerans, Ardmore. Best of luck to all the kids and enjoy.

DEISE DRAW

Reminder to all clubs that the fourth in the series of Deise Super Draw

2017 will continue in "Minnies" Abbeyside on Wednesday next 9th August.

It will be hosted by the local Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA club

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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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