Wednesday, 19th September 2018
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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Double World Gold for Joe Gough in Malaga

Like so many times in his Master's career that stretches back to the over 40 age group Joe Gough West Waterford AC was in top form at the World Master's Track and Field Championships in Malaga last week over 65 as he scored a spectacular double in the 800 and 1500 metres.

Hectic Schedule

Joe's busy week in Malaga began on Sunday week with the semi final of the 800 metres and in this he showed he was in fine shape as he easily won it in 2 minutes 28.11 seconds, automatically qualifying for the final on the Tuesday.In that final which he won decisively with a new European record time of 2.16. 38 seconds he was a class apart having over three seconds to spare over the second athlete home Michael Barrand Australia timed

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Much changed blues back in the groove

Alan Reynolds cut lose with his hatchet following the disappointing outcome against UCD the previous week in the FAI Cup and six players were relegated to the subs bench and the new look team came out on top against a dogged Bray side at the RSC on Friday night last. Sander Puri and Noel Hunt scored the goals and those two players did not play seven days earlier because the former was away playing with his native Estonia while Hunt missed out through injury. Cory Galvin played his first game since he returned to the club some months ago and he added much needed forward play in the middle of the park. The outcome keeps the Blues in the hunt for European football next season and now it's another massive home match this Friday

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Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Walsh Park set for classic

The second game of championship weekend will see long time favourites and reigning kingpins Ballygunner face their nemesis and neighbours Passage. The Gunners who are seeking five titles "on the trot” have included a win over the fishing village in 2016 (4-20 to 1-12) while the latter claimed their initial title with a win over Ballygunner (3-16 to 3-13) in 2013. The reigning champions finished their group stage of the the competition with an overwhelming of Ring (7-29 to 0-10) but struggled for long periods against Roanmore before coming through 1-16 to 1-13. Passage on the other hand had a one point 1-11 to 0-13 win over Roanmore in the group stage before showing devastating form in the 5-18 to 0-16 defeat of Dungarvan. Recent form suggests that there will be very little between the

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Waterford AC tops in Greenway Half Marathon

Pictured are the first 3 home in Waterford Greenway Half Marathon L to R Noel Murphy 2nd,Trevor Power 1st Mark Mc Kenna 3rd 600 competed in the 2nd Annual West Waterford AC organised Eurofins Waterford Greenway Half Marathon on Saturday last from Kilmacthomas to Ballinroad and it was a Waterford AC 1,2,3 with Trevor Power after finishing second the previous evening in the Cill Barra 5 Km winning in 71 minutes 15 seconds,Noel Murphy was second in 73.34 and Mark Mc Kenna was third in 73.48. Ruth Fitzgerald made it a great day for Waterford AC by easily winning the ladies section in 81.58, Orla Towhey Grange Fermoy was second in 85.12 and Julie Kirwan Slaney Olympic was third in 86.01.The following were the category winners Ladies;F35 Orla Towhey,F 40 Ellen Hanley Grange/Fermoy,

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Football quarter final weekend

The opening game of the Football weekend saw Ring face Clashmore/Kinsalebeg. The latter made the early running with Brian Lynch (0 3) edging them six points ahead in the opening ten minutes. It was all about to change. Eleven minutes in Liam O’Lionnain fisted a goal for Ring and followed up a minute later with a super strike. A point from O’Lionain saw Ring ahead for the first time. Brian Lynch along with Sean Fleming continued to keep the scoreboard ticking for Clashmore but a third goal from O’Lionain and points from Fearghal O’Cuirrin saw Ring ahead 3 6 to 0 10 at the break. With a comfortable lead it was going to be hard work for Clashmore but no one could fault their effort as they claimed the second half (0 9 to 0 5)

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Wednesday, 12th September 2018

Off colour Blues make tame exit from cup

After winning cup games away to Skerries Town and Drogheda United, Waterford FC were hoping to make it three wins on the bounce when they travelled to the Belfield Bowl on Friday last but unfortunately they turned in their worst performance of the season against a fast and extremely talented UCD side. The students were by far the best team on the night and the Blues can have no complaints about the outcome. All attention now returns to the league campaign and the quest for European football starting with a visit from Bray Wanderers this Friday. This will be the first home game for seven weeks for the local outfit.

After a cagey opening to the cup tie, it was the Blues that fell a goal behind on 20 minutes when

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Waterford Greenway Half Marathon on Saturday

Seven hundred and fifty have entered for the Eurofins Greenway Half Marathon on Saturday next organised by West Waterford AC It starts in Kilmacthomas at 9 am and buses from finish line in Ballinroad leaving at 7.30 am to bring runners to the start line in Kilmacthomas.Prize-giving and refreshments will take place immediately after the race in Ballinroad Hall. There will be showers and changing available by kind permission in Ballinroad Soccer Club

Cill Barra 5 km on Friday

On Friday evening at 7 pm the Annual Cill Barra 5 km run and 3 km walk takes place in the Ballybeg area of Waterford City and entries will be taken from 5.30pm in the Cill Barra Centre in Ballybeg proceeds to Waterford Marine Search and Rescue.

Joe in Malaga for World Master's

The World Master's Track and Field Championships

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Sub standard Blues slip to fourth

Waterford FC lost vital ground in the race for European football next season when they were outclassed by St Patrick's Athletic in Richmond Park on Friday night last. Shamrock Rovers who beat Dundalk the previous Tuesday recorded another victory against Bray Wanderers on Friday and they are now two points clear of the Blues. Waterford's destiny is still in their own hands however as they have to play the Hopps next month but Waterford will have to improve greatly from this sub standard display in Inchicore. They did not lay a glove on the hosts and hopefully this Friday's FAI Cup quarter-final away to UCD will get them back on track once again.

The Blues had much of the early possession, but a lapse of concentration from Bastien Hery on eight minutes saw Jake Keegan nearly

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Wednesday, 5th September 2018

The Rebels are rising

For three of the last four years the under 14 hurlers of Cork have completed the double in taking the Tony Forristal/Sonny Walsh tournaments. The finals which were held in Walsh Park last Saturday week proved once again a happy hunting ground for the lads from Leeside as they beat Kilkenny in the Tony Forristal and beat Tipperary in the Sonny Walsh tournament final.

TONY FORRISTAL

The tournament which is sponsored by Club Deise and is in it's 37th year has become the Premier competition for all under 14 years and remains a dream for all hurling lads as they move into their teen years. It commemorates the memory of Tony Forristal who died in 1981 as a result of a road accident while travelling home with the Waterford under 21 team of which he was the trainer. Tony

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Thursday, 30th August 2018

Ballinameela 5 Km Road Race on Friday

Another race in the Intersport Elvery's/Asics Series the Inaugural Ballinameela 5 Km is on Friday next at 7 pm in Ballinameela.Entries will be taken in Ballinameela from 6pm.

More Road Races

The Cill Barra 5 km run and walk is on Friday September 7th in Ballybeg Waterford City at 7 pm, the Greenway Half Marathon with entries closed is on Saturday September 8 th the Waterford Greenway Half Marathon starts at 9 am, the Annual 5 Km run is on Waterford Airport Runway on Saturday morning September 15 th and entries close for this on August 31 st. The Croppy Boy Run over 10 km as well as a 5 km walk is in Passage East on Saturday September 22 nd at 2 pm. This years Solas Centre run on October 14 th is a 10km

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