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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

GAA notes by The Villager

Unfortunately due to tragic circumstances both the Dungarvan versus Passage and the Ballyduff Upper and Lismore games down for decision in the JJ Kavanagh Senior Hurling Championship had to be postponed. However, the four games that were completed did confirm the good form of a number of the fancied outfits. Reigning kingpins De La Salle were much too strong for 2012 Intermediate champions An Rinn and came through on a 4-18 to 0-12 scoreline. Following goals from Jake Dillon and Dean Twomey the Stephen Street outfit led 2-9 to 0-4 at the break and never looked in danger. The other game in Group One also saw Fourmilewater retain their 100% record as they beat Tallow 2-12 to 0-13 in a game that was pretty close throughout. Two goals from minor star Jamie Barron in the opening

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

mervue united 2 - 1 waterford united

Waterford United turned in a rather harmless display in Fahy's Field on Friday night and as a result they lost to Mervue United for the 4th time in a row and the result saw them slip to third bottom from the second tier league. This was as bad as it gets for the local side and this defeat was hard to stomach.

It took the home side less than four minutes into the game to take the lead when Gary Shanahan skipped down the right channel before putting the ball on the head of the unmarked Ryan Manning at the back post and he just couldn't miss heading past a helpless Craig Hyland from six yards.

The Blues should have levelled matters less than six minutes later when Paudie Quinn sent Darragh Walshe clear on goal

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

mervue united 2 - 1 waterford united

Waterford United turned in a rather harmless display in Fahy's Field on Friday night and as a result they lost to Mervue United for the 4th time in a row and the result saw them slip to third bottom from the second tier league. This was as bad as it gets for the local side and this defeat was hard to stomach.

It took the home side less than four minutes into the game to take the lead when Gary Shanahan skipped down the right channel before putting the ball on the head of the unmarked Ryan Manning at the back post and he just couldn't miss heading past a helpless Craig Hyland from six yards.

The Blues should have levelled matters less than six minutes later when Paudie Quinn sent Darragh Walshe clear on goal

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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Enjoyable Gala in Douglas

On the 20th of April our A grade swimmers travelled to Douglas in Cork for an enjoyable Gala. Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part and swam well for the Club. Jai Tuohy took 2 silvers in the 200m and 100m backcrawl events. Odhran Savage swam well to take silver in the 100m fly and bronze in the 200m freestyle. They all continue to train hard for the upcoming Munster Age Groups in U.L.

The C grade swimmers all put in fine performances at the recent Gala in Fermoy, with many of our swimmers making their B grade times. The club won the coveted Canon Relay Event where they showed great team spirit and the excitement was fantastic. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were plentiful on the return journey with Splashworld having been called to the podium

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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Gymstar Jumbo romped to victory

Last Saturdays card showcased heats three and four of the O Mahony Family, Portlaw A4 event, semi-finals of a Novice marathon stake plus the four first round heats of the Remember Billy Ryan and John Davis A3 event.

Running in the first semi-final of the Marathon stake the Tommy Mahony owned Gymstar Jumbo (Crash-Ma Ma Blue) 2/1 made light of the task in hand and despite taking the scenic route throughout this eighty five pounder won a shade cleverly in a smart 40.94. After disposing of the early challenge of Tinahue Summer 'Gymstar' basically freewheeled to a five and a half lengths success over 'Tinahue'.

Upcoming Events

Friday May 10th - Semi-finals of the Hannigan Animal Collection Services A5 (Back graders allowed) Tri Distance Stake (525,550 and 575 yards). Winner 1,000 Euro and Trophy.

Saturday May 11th - Semi-finals of

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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Dodgbeball delight for Deise

In just a short few weeks the Waterford Dodgeball Club has grown from strength to strength. With that strength has come success. On the 20th of April two Waterford teams took part in the "Irish Open" in Belfast, both teams came 2nd and 3rd to win silver and bronze.

On Saturday the 6th May, the Waterford Dodgeball Club took part in "Tournament Heaven" in Dublin. Once again success was on the cards for the deise, winning silver after narrowly missing out on gold as they were defeated 4-3 in the final by Kapow of Belfast.

If you would like to get involved in Dodgeball, the Waterford Dodgeball Club train every Wednesday night at De La Salle College Hall, Newtown Road, Waterford from 19:00 – 20:00. €5.00 per person to play. For more information check out http://www.dodgeball.ie or

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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Dazzling Mk2 Display From Breen Ends In Mechanical Despair

Super 2000 World Rally Champion Craig Breen will look back on this year's 'Rally of the Lakes' and say, "what could have been." The Waterford driver out for his first appearance on home soil in 2013 had a scintillating performance in his rally cut prematurely short with engine failure as the event resumed for day two Sunday.

Breen, driving the Suirway Forklifts/Farm Machinery backed Mk2 Escort had climbed to 6th overall and held a 19.7 second lead in the national category (2 Wheel Drive Section) of the rally after a dominating drive over the Saturday day one stages but his rally ended four km's into the opening Sunday morning Molls Gap test . A very disappointed Breen said afterwards, "I'm totally gutted. We were absolutely delighted with our position going into day two

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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Inis Meain impresses at Limerick

The Listed Martin Molony Stakes was the main event at Limerick on Sunday and it produced an impressive winner in the shape of the Denis Hogan-trained Inis Meain. The progressive six-year-old took charge over two furlongs out and ground out an authoritative 4 1⁄4 lengths victory under Danny Mullins. The pick of the remainder of the action was the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden and it saw the Aidan O'Brien-trained Expedition make a hard-fought winning debut by a neck under Seamie Heffernan.

Drama At Sligo

Despite having only three runners, the opening the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Hurdle was considered by many to be the most intriguing race on Sunday's card at Sligo and it provided a remarkably dramatic spectacle. The drama started almost immediately, as the second favourite Torn Asunder ran off the first bend and

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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Kelly's Irish record in Italy

A new Irish record of 5,442 points in Heptathlon was set by Kelly Proper of Ferrybank AC. last week. Kelly broke her club mate Mairead Murphy's record of 4399 set in May 2012 while competing in the Multistars in Florence, Italy on the 2nd and 3rd of May. Proper began the gruelling two day competition with a sixth place finish in the 100m hurdles recording a time of 14.80. This earned her a score of 868 points, a very solid start to the competition. The high jump came next and Kelly cleared a height of 1.66m to earn herself 806 points. In the shot putt she threw a distance of 10.40 m which converted to 556 points. The 200m was the final event on day one

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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Minor hurlers unfurl the banner

A deserved 4-18 to 1-10 win over Clare in famed Fraher Field Dungarvan on Wednesday last saw the Waterford Minor hurlers claim a Munster semi-final spot against Cork at the end of June. The Deise went into this game on the back of a defeat to reigning champions Tipperary but with the knowledge that even allowing for the fact they never quite hit top gear, they still had the chances to beat the Premier county. Clare on the other hand produced a workmanlike effort to run Cork to a couple of points in their opening game. Indeed the Banner led Cork for much of the sixty minutes and could feel they too had an opportunity to claim the spoils. Because this was a rearranged fixture it was free admission for all and there was a sizable

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    Religious ToleranceAt a public meeting last week to discuss the plans for a new mosque in Kilkenny, it seemed that out of the crowd of approximately 200 that attended, the overwhelming majority were against the idea. While it was reported that most people were against the addition of the mosque to Kilkenny life due to logistical reasons, it was also reported, and quite prominently, that there were more than a few people who were vocally opposed to the whole idea of a any sort of mosque being built on rel …

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