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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Kate's big result in USA

Kate Veale West Waterford's top class race walker finished an excellent 2nd last Saturday at the famed 111th Millrose Games which was held at the Armory, New York City. Some of Ireland's greatest ever athletes competed at this fixture including Eamon Coghlan, Marcus O'Sullivan and Frank O'Mara. Kate's race held over the mile distance was also the American Indoor championships for 2018.Held in front of a packed house the winner was multiple America record holder over almost all race walking distances Maria Michta Coffey, of Polish decent, Maria has competed at 2 Olympic games and was the defending champion going into the race, Three athletes got away from the gun two Americans Taylor Edwert, Coffey and Kate, these three stayed tightly together for the first 5 laps of the 8 before the champion made the decisive

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Second defeat for hurlers

With both Waterford and Tipperary suffering defeat in the opening round of the Allianz National Hurling league, it was important for both counties that they conjure up a win in Semple Stadium Thurles on Saturday evening. Both managers Derek McGrath and his Tipperary counterpart Michael Ryan had made changes in their starting fifteen with the Waterford bainisteoir bringing in eleven fresh faces following that first round defeat to Wexford. Likewise the Tipperary manager made seven changes following their defeat to Clare. Both management committees saw this as an ideal opportunity to give the extended panel a chance of cementing a place in future starting lineups. Waterford and Tipperary can be a huge attraction and over six thousand patrons trundled up to the famed Premier venue for this encounter.

The opening few minutes saw a point apiece from Patrick

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Waterford FC record victory No 3

Cobh Ramblers 0 - Waterford FC 1

Having lost to Cabinteely the previous Friday Waterford FC got back to winning ways in St Coleman's Park on Wednesday night last. The game was played on a heavy pitch due to the fact that torrential rain fell for many hours before the game. During the course of the 90 minutes sleet and snow showers were the order of the day and conditions were extremely poor for players and spectators alike. The Blues manager Alan Reynolds started the game with a strong eleven and although they only scored one goal this was a game they dominated throughout. This was their 4th pre-season game in total. Following victories over Tramore and Wexford and then the loss to Cabinteely the new look squad will now play Shelbourne at the RSC on Friday

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Three All Ireland titles won in Athlone by Waterford athletes.

Continuing the very regular winning sequence by Waterford athletes in all age groups at All Ireland Championships three Waterford athletes won titles last Sunday at Athlone IT Track at the Irish Life Health Junior and under 23 Indoor Championships. In the junior grade two of our most prolific winners were in top form in their events. Órla O'Connor Waterford AC easily won the 3000 metres walk in a time of 14 minutes 12.30 seconds and was over 18 seconds in front of the second athlete home,she had been second in this event in 2016 and 2017. The second winner was the recently crowned Credit Union Young Athlete of the Year Shane Monagle Tramore AC and again he had a clear cut win in the 60 metres hurdles in 8.05 seconds, the

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

The National Sports Centre in Abbotstown,Dublin is the venue on Sunday next for the AAI Senior Indoor Games which begin at 11 am and Waterford will be well reoopresented at the meeting

John Treacy 10 Miles on Sunday

Over 2500 are expected to compete in the 27 th Annual John Treacy 10 miles road race on Sunday next in Dungarvan. The race starts at 1.30 pm and the race headquarters is at The Dungarvan Sports Centre,no entries on the day. On Saturday week February 11 th the Annul Anne Valley 5 Miles Road Race is in Dunhill,see event website.

Early February Fixtures.

Thursday 8th East Munster Secondary Schools X Country WIT Carriganore. Saturday 9th/ Sunday 10 th Munster u 9 to u 12 Indoor Championships Nenagh, Sunday 10 th All Ireland Master's and Juvenile B X Country plus juvenile relays Clarinbridge Co Galway,Wed 14

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Disappointing league opener

Well in excess of seven thousand patrons flocked to Walsh Park in the city on Sunday last for the opening round of the Allianz Hurling League. Visitors Wexford, under the stewardship of former Deise boss Davy Fitzgerald, were on the "cusp of a wave" having annexed the Walsh Cup against Kilkenny the previous week. Having been on the wrong end of the scoreboard in the All-Ireland quarter final against Waterford at the redeveloped Parc Ui Chaoimh just six months or so ago, the Slaneysiders were looking to gain some revenge at this their first opportunity. Waterford on the other hand have been inactive in regular competition in recent weeks having also just come back from their holiday to the US and Mexico. That said there was also a huge chance for players to lay down a marker for

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Cabinteely defeat ten man Blues

Waterford FC 1 Cabinteely 2

Waterford FC lost out to Cabinteely at the RSC on Friday night last in what was their third pre-season game. Following victories over Tramore and Wexford it was expected that the Blues would record their third win but the entire course of the game changed just after the half hour mark when Stanley Aborah was sent off by the match referee Sean Grant. The player in question was making his debut and the former Ajax, Notts County and Portsmouth player will remember this match for a long time to come. He was keen to impress and perhaps that fact played a part in his dismissal. It looked as if he had been fouled by a Cabinteely player but the free kick was awarded against him and he made his feelings known to

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

National Combined Events medals won

In Athlone on Saturday last the National Indoor Combined Events for all ages were held and two athletes from Waterford AC at both ends of the age scale did well. Tom O' Brien competed in the over 50 age group and was in fine form as he took the gold medal with a total of 2566 points, some 200 more than the previous record in his age group while Emily O'Mahony was third in the Youths section with 2745 points

Munster Juvenile Relay's

Ferrybank AC sent a number of teams to Nenagh on Sunday last for the Munster Juvenile Indoor Inter Club Relay Championships and one team won and another was third. The under 19 girls team won, the squad being Lorna Monaghan, Katie Murphy Amy Redmond and Zoe Kiely and the girls u 10 were third the

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Up and Running

Depending on the elements, and we have had our share of bad days, the initial games in the Allianz National Hurling and Football Leagues will begin this coming weekend with games pencilled in for both Saturday and Sunday next. It is hoped that a full round will be completed however but, one never knows, what with the inclement weather last weekend putting a stop to most fixtures. Let's hope it will be a little kinder this coming Saturday and Sunday. For players involved in both the third level Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup, it is likely that some of those players will not be on intercounty duty as they already have college games pencilled in for midweek 24th/25th and another full round the following week. However as it stands the Waterford footballers will still face Wicklow in Aughrim on

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Second pre-season win for new look Blues

Waterford FC 4 Wexford FC 1

Waterford FC made it two pre-season wins from two after a 4-1 win at home to Wexford FC on a cold Friday night at the RSC. The previous Tuesday evening they had defeated Tramore 1-0 in Graun Park. Manager Alan Reynolds selected a strong starting eleven for this game and it is worth nothing that four of the new signings were the goalscorers. David Webster, Izzy Akinade, Bastien Hery and Gavan Holohan were the players who found the back of the net and that fact augurs well for the season ahead.

Wexford FC had a great early chance as two former Blues players combined. Sean Hurley drove forward from left back and found the run of Owen Wall – but his strike couldn’t find the far corner and rolled past

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    Time for a breakJust as the height of Summer begins it seems that it is also the time when our politicians begin their yearly departure from Dail Eireann. While not many professions get as much holiday time as politicians do you have to ask the question whether they merit such long breaks?There are many who would immediately answer that they don't really deserve such long holidays, that they barely seem to spend any time in the Dail at all and after all they are well remunerated for the long hours …

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