Wednesday, 30th May 2012
Blues In The Hat For Next Cup Draw
Waterford United overcame a tough tie at Everton Park on Sunday last to advance to the third round of the FAI Ford Cup. The Blues missed an early penalty, but took the lead at the second attempt from the spot. Though thereafter up against ten men, United couldn't manage the second goal that would have taken that bit of tension out of the afternoon, but they saw the game out with relative ease to go into the draw drum for the next stage. Some of the bigger names they will not be facing include Limerick, Cup holders Sligo Rovers, and our perennial nemesis Longford Town, all of whom fell at the first hurdle, and they will be joined by either Shelbourne and Bray after a mid-week replay.
Thanks Again To Travelling Army!
Big thanks must go yet again to the travelling army of Blues supporters who made the trip to the bleak and rain-swept Everton Park for Sunday's Cup match, perhaps making an unplanned detour along the way as Blues News very nearly did! The attendance figure for the tie was given as 150, and it is not an exaggeration to suggest that two thirds of those were shouting for Waterford, which was hugely appreciated by the staff and players. Thanks again to all!
League Returns For One Home Game Before Mid-Season Break
United are back to League action this weekend with the visit of Mervue United to the RSC (KO 7.45pm Friday 1st). The Blues got themselves back up to third spot before taking a Cup break last weekend, and they will be looking to consolidate that with another win at home to the Galway side, who have returned empty handed to the West on each of five occasions since joining the Airtricity League. The game is the last before the mid-season break, scheduled to tie in with the early stages of the EURO 2012 tournament, and will be United's only home match in the whole month of June. With that in mind the club need every fan to turn out and get behind them this Friday, and for all Blues fans it will be your last chance to do so for quite some time so please do try to get to the RSC!
But You Can Keep Supporting The Blues Thru' June!
You can get behind both the Blues and the Boys in Green during the month of June with three wonderful events planned at the Forum, Waterford, in conjunction with WLR FM. For each of Ireland's three group matches the Forum will be transformed, bringing the spirit and atmosphere of Poland to Waterford, and putting Deise 'Boys in Green' fans right into the heart of the action with a giant screen and stadium sound system, a full bar service and Polish beer girls. The price of entry also includes a free pre-match pint, and post-match hot food, and there will be competitions, spot-prizes and giveaways. Doors open at 6.00pm each night, with the evening kicking off at 6.30, as both before AND after each game there will be live music with The Waxies, and then a DJ 'til late. Tickets cost just €10 per night, or all three games for €20, and they are on sale now from http://www.forumwaterford.com, 051-871111, and in person at Next Door (Forum Waterford) with no booking fees or service charges. All proceeds are in aid of the Waterford United Development Fund.
And Show Even More Support With The New Green Jersey!
Blues fans can, of course, also support club and country yet further by each night sporting the very fetching new green away shirt, available now from John Ryan's shop on Patrick Street in the city, and sure to elicit admiring - if not slightly envious - comments from all and sundry!
There was no winner of the jackpot in the recent club lotto draw, and so the top prize will be €3500 for the next draw, which takes place on Wednesday May 30th. The five €30 winners were: Kitty Grant, St John's Park; Rainbow Records, c/o Algy; S Ryan, c/o Bolton FC; Lynn Egan, c/o Noel Roche; Barry Murphy, c/o Old Ground Bar. The numbers drawn were 5, 12, 19 and 24.
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