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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Andrew Connick first in Brickey 5 KM.

200 runners and 100 walkers took part in the 24th Annual Murray's Pharmacy, Dungarvan Brickey 5 Km run and walk near Bushy Park outside Dungarvan on Sunday last and the run was won by Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC in 15 minutes 45 seconds, Niall Sheil St Killian's Wexford was second in 16.02 and Raivis Zakis West Waterford was third 16.16. The first lady home was Lizzie Lee Leevale in 16.51,Kate Veale West Waterford was second in18.39 and Louise Morgan Ferrybank was third in 20.11. The first juniors were Jake Bagge Ferrybank in 17.07 and Aoife O'Neill unattached in 28.23. The proceeds go to Brickey Rangers Juvenile Club and it was race 1 of the Michael Roche Carpets Series.

Munster X Country Championships on Sunday

The Munster Juvenile Uneven Age u 9,11,13,15,17,19, boys and girls and Senior

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Blues bow out of Under 15 Elite League

After defeating Limerick the previous Wednesday to top their qualifying group the Waterford FC Under 15 team secured a home quarter-final game and they welcomed Athlone to the RSC on Saturday last. Hopes were high that they could repeat the display against the Shannonsiders but sadly they never hit the same heights and it was the midlanders who moved into the last four. That said the young Blues did have enough chances to win the game but they came up against a goalkeeper who was in superb form. This was a ``short'' and curtailed season before a fully scheduled list of fixtures will be put in place for 2018 and all concerned can be proud of what was achieved at this age group this season. Manager Franny Rockett said afterwards that he was

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Stars weekend sees Gunner cross bridge

It was a superb weekend for Waterford hurling as five of our intercounty players were awarded All-stars and Senior hurling champions Ballygunner reached the Provincial Final with a courageous display against Sixmilebridge.

Walsh Park was the venue for the Munster Club Senior Hurling semi-final featuring Ballygunner and Clare kingpins Six milebridge. The men from the Banner were travelling high in confidence following a 1-20 to 1-14 win over Cloney/Quin in their domestic competition although they were forced to a replay following a 0-19 to 1-16 scoreline in the first fixture.

Sixmilebridge have been a force in Clare for a long number of years and this time it was no exception. With four senior panellists in their lineup there was little doubt but they would be a huge challenge for the Gunners, who incidentally had captured the Waterford

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Film Screening: The Human Scale by Andreas Dalsgaard

Greyfriars Arts Centre, Waterford. Thursday 9th October 2017

In light of the proposed plans for a new cultural Quarter and plans for the development of the North Quays, the Waterford Council of Trade Unions will screen the acclaimed film on modern urban planning titled 'The Human Scale'

The film is based on the work of Jan Ghel, the Danish professor of urban planning, design and open space architecture.

For over forty years Ghel has been leading a revolution in urban planning that has transformed cities worldwide, including New York Times Square, Copenhagen and recently the earthquake-devastated Christ Church, New Zealand.

Ghel's solutions to the problems facing many cities worldwide are applicable to large and small cities. His solutions involve placing citizens at the centre of planning and development and promise a more humanistic dimension to cities where

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Stalemate in Ben Wadding Park

Bohemians 2 Carrick United 2

Carrick United moved one point clear at the top of the Premier League table after they came from two goals behind in Ben Wadding Park on Friday night last. The point won (or two lost) from a Bohemians point of view has moved them three point clear of the bottom side on the table. This was a cracking game from the outset and both sides gave it their all during the course of the 90 minutes. Carrick went close in the opening minute when Aaron Walsh got in a cross from the right which was met by Jack Doherty but he was unable to keep his header on target. Bohemians broke the deadlock with their first attack of the match. Brian Nolan sprayed the ball out wide right to Eoghan McGrath-Butler who

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Wednesday, 1st November 2017

Gunners continue to fire

On Sunday last in Walsh Park, Waterford Senior Hurling Champions, Ballygunner kept their unbeaten record intact with a 1-21 to 1-19 win over Thurles Sarsfields in the Munster Club quarter final. This was a pulsating game and would surely stand with any game in recent years in the Provincial competition. The Waterford representatives have been in competitive mode for six straight weeks but far from being jaded and tired it appears that the "glut of games" has battle hardened the Knockboy outfit. Bainisteoir Fergal Hartley and his management team must be delighted with the response from their charges as they motor forward from their four in a row County title win.

Of course opponents Thurles Sarsfields were also on a winning run and having annexed their domestic championship were in fact the fancy of many pundits both inside

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Successful Day at Munster X Country Championships.

Clarecastle in County Clare was the venue on Sunday last for the Munster under age and Novice X Country Championships and in the under age races Waterford athletes were very prominent in the individual and team sections. Two athletes finished second in their events Hugo Blair Waterford under 18 and Una O'Brien Tramore u 16,third placings were secured by Luke Brennan u 18,Matteo Mary u 16 both Waterford AC and Fionn Phelan Ferrybank u 10 and athletes to finish fourth were Órla O'Connor u18, Aidan Burke u14 and Cassandro Abullo under 10 all Waterford AC and Anna O'Connor do was 6 th u 18.Two West Waterford athletes were 7th in their events Shane Mullaney u 16 and Liam Broderick u 10. In addition several others were in the top twelve in their age groups.

Team

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Treble dream dies for Blues

Waterford FC 3 - Bohemians 4

Having won the Southern League and the Under 17 Cup Waterford FC were hoping to complete the treble this season but their hopes and dreams died during a disastrous four minute spell between the 55th and 59th minutes. Leading two nil at the break a Thursday date with Cork City in the final in Turners Cross looked very much on the cards but they shot themselves in the foot by handing the Dubliners three goals during that crazy period and they just could not get back on a level keel afterwards. It was a sad end to their campaign but these young players have been a credit to the club all season and they can still hold their heads high.

It was Blues goalkeeper Charlie Heffernan that was called into action to

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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Gunners take aim at Munster

Ballygunner, favourites from the outset, duly completed their four in a row of JJ Kavanagh sponsored Waterford Senior Hurling Championships on Sunday last at Walsh Park. Before a sizable crowd the Gunners once again proved their pedigree as they overcame a resilient De La Salle on a 2-18 to 0-16 scoreline. The Gunners have certainly been the most impressive outfit throughout the current domestic campaign and going into the Munster Championship on Sunday next they will face another team, Tipperary four in a row kingpins, Thurles Sarsfields who themselves will also be high in confidence.

COUNTY FINAL

On Sunday last the weather was excellent for hurling. A light breeze blowing from the "country end" favoured Ballygunner in the opening half. De La Salle were forced to make one change before the start as full back Ian Flynn, who

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Tuesday, 17th October 2017

by the All Rounder

Munster Schools Combined Events Record for Eoin Kenny

The Munster Secondary Schools Combined Event Championships were held in Nenagh on Tuesday last October 10 th and there were a number of excellent results by athletes from Waterford schools. Eoin Kenny De La Salle set a new record in winning the senior title with a total of 2579 points well in advance of the old record of 2467 and James Murphy Ard Scoil na Mara Tramore was second on 2046 points, another second was secured by Emily O'Mahony St Augustine's College at Intermediate level her score being 3031 points just 33 behind the winner and Katie Nolke Ursuline was third in the junior grade with 2520 points.

Final Day of County X Country Championships details:

St Augustine's College Grounds Abbeyside was the venue on Sunday last for another section of the

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