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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Waterford Hurlers Win Well . . . In The End

The Waterford Senior Hurlers travelled to Mullingar on Saturday last in their second outing of the All-Ireland qualifiers and came away with a facile 3-22 to 0-14 win. However for more than half this game Westmeath made the Deise work hard for their victory without ever really ever threatening to pull off one huge shock. Level 0-10 to 1-7 at the break it was the visitors who went through the gears after the break to outscore Westmeath 2-15 to 0-4 in the second half. The goal from Ballygunner clubman Brian O'Sullivan came late in the half and gave Waterford a huge boost as they faced the second half with the wind at their backs.

If Westmeath had made the running in the opening thirty odd minutes then, Waterford turned over a new

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Aidan O'Brien comes to the fore at The Curragh

Aidan O'Brien was the man to follow on the final day of the Irish Derby meeting at the Curragh on Sunday, completing a treble that included two Group 3 contests. Joseph O'Brien was the first to strike for his father, riding Bye Bye Birdie to an all-the-way three lengths success in the Grangecon Stud Stakes, and Seamie Heffernan completed his Group 3 brace by riding Ernest Hemingway to an impressive five lengths victory in the At The Races Curragh Cup. However, the most memorable winner for Aidan was perhaps his least high profile of the day, as Beach Of Falesa's success in the Boylesports.com Ladies Derby Handicap was his daughter Sarah's very first win in the saddle. The main event on the card was the Group 1 Oxigen Environmental Pretty Polly Stakes

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Favourites win WLR FM Viking Marathon titles

On Saturday last the second annual WLRFM Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay event had a total entry of 2000 and it was a fantastic event with crowds out all along the route and at the finish at the RSC to cheer on the runners, all sections began outside City Hall at 9 am. Many of those competing were raising funds for local and National Charities while the beneficiaries from the event were Waterford Alzheimer Society and Waterford Hospice.

From an early stage in the race four Half Marathon runners led the field Ravis Zakis West Waterford, Michael Morgan St Finbarr's, Brian Murphy Carrick on Suir, and Edmond Burke Waterford AC, home from the USA on holidays, while hot favourite Gary O'Hanlon led the Marathon runners

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Across the Back by Booter

Blues continue winning streak against Finn Harps

Waterford United 3 - 0 Finn Harps

Waterford United made it four wins on the bounce when they accounted for Finn Harps on Friday at the RSC. They almost took the lead after only 2 minutes when Peter White made contact with a Paul Quilty free from the left but his header was brillianty saved by Cieran Gallagher. Finn Harps went close on 17 minutes when Craig Hyland could only parry a hard shot from Sean McCarron. The ball broke loose to Kevin McHugh but this time Hyland held the ball. Craig Hyland then produced a stunning save from Johnny Bonner who let fly from 30 yards. The Blues goalkeeper tipped the ball over his crossbar.

The Blues took the lead in spectacular fashion on

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

When you consider the fact that BBA is not even a year old you can get an idea of just how proud the instructors were when nine of their young members qualified to represent their country as part of Team Ireland at the European Kickboxing championships to be held in Kryica, Poland this September.The students ranging in ages from 9 to 15 years will be competing in weapons, open hand, and point fighting. They earned their place on the team by competing and winning through at the Kickboxing Ireland National Championships held in City West hotel in Dublin earlier this year. in the words of head instructor at BBA, Pat Evans, "the kids have trained very hard to get this far. It is quite

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Faithful depart Championship

The superb facility that is O'Connor Park in Tullamore played host to the All-Ireland qualifier between Offaly and Waterford on Saturday evening last. Barring a draw both teams were aware that defeat would cut short their ambitions for 2013 while a win would see them in against Westmeath with a quarter final place on offer. This was very much a winner take all game. Over eight thousand patrons turned up to the Offaly venue and although there was a very strong breeze, the pitch conditions seemed excellent. A black dog also made a brief appearance on the pitch before the game but was quickly ushered away. Perhaps he never paid his admission fee. The visitors were first on the attack and Seamus Prendergast was just wide with an effort in the opening minute. Jake Dillon did open the

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Week 1 July 1-5 St Saviour's, Ballyduff Lower, Ardmore, Abbeyside/Ballincourty, Ferrybank, Stradbally

Week 2 July 8-12 Clonea, DLS Gracedieu, Brickey Rangers, An Gaeltacht, Gaultier

Week 3 July 15-19 Ballyduff Upper, Clashmore/Kinsalebeg, Ballygunner, Passage, Kilmacthomas

Week 4 July 22-26 St Oliver's, Dungarvan, Roanmore, Mount Sion, Na Gaeil, Kilrossanty

Week 5 July 29-Aug 2 Cappoquin, Fourmilewater/The Nire, Butlerstown

Week 6 Aug 5-9 Sacred Heart, St Pat's/Nh Bríd, Cois Bhríde, Naomh Pól

Week 7 Aug 12-16 St Mary's, Rathgormack, Lismore

Week 8 Aug 19-23 St Molleran's, Tramore, Portlaw, DLS College

Application Forms for Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps

Application forms have been distributed to clubs and schools in the county and can be returned to club coordinators or to Coaching Office in Walsh Park. Online registration is available on http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie A €5 discount is also available with special tokens on Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies packets

U11 & U12 Hurling

The City League

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Second Annual WLRfm Waterford Viking Marathon on

Waterford City and its environs as well as the main Tramore Road, Outer Ring Road and Tramore itself and its environs will come alive on Saturday next for the second Annual WLRFM Waterford Viking Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay with the three events all starting near City Hall at 9 am sharp. 2000 will be participating including entries from the USA, Poland, Australia, Germany the UK but the majority ar from all over Ireland including Olympian Pauline Curley with a huge local entry also and many will run for various charities local an national while the proceeds from the events will be shared between the Waterford Alzheimer Society and Waterford Hospice. Traffic restrictions and road closures will be in place and all can be

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Blues back in action (thankfully) on Friday

Last week was yet another traumatic week for Waterford United, something that has become the norm in recent times. The season began with the appeal to the FAI against Dundalk F.C. The local club claimed that Michael Rafter was not eligible to play in the play-off game between the two clubs, but the hearing found in favour of the Co Louth club. Next up was the Gary Dunphy affair and again WUFC came out on the wrong side of that particular issue. The real bombshell came last week when the former manager, Stephen Henderson claimed that he had not received his compensation, a hefty five figure sum which he was awarded following a court hearing back in December and as a result a petition to wind up the club had been made by Henderson

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

League Action Returns With Visit Of Harps

After a pretty eventful mid-season break, and the excitement of a Munster Senior Cup victory jus before that, the main event returns this Friday the the RSC (KO 7.45pm), as Finn Harps arrive back on Suirside to start the second half of the season. The Blues have rallied under the interim management team, and have climbed to fourth spot, within two points of second placed Athlone Town, and only eight behind the leaders Longford Town, whose lead has begun to look a little less insurmountable after the last weekend of action. United will be looking to make it four league wins on the trot as they attempt to close that gap and mount a second half charge as they did last year. As ever, your support in this is crucial, so please do all

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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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