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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Orla at World Championships

This week the World under 20 Track and Field Championships are in Tampere in Finland from July 10 th to July 15 th and Orla O'Connor Waterford AC competes for Ireland in the 10000 metres walk, the race is timed for 9.35 am on Saturday morning. For the distance Orla has a best time of 48 minutes 52 seconds set on the road in the Isle of Man early this season in February but she won a 10000 metres track race in Podebrady Czech Republic in May in 49.23. In Saturdays race an athlete from Ecuador heads the list with a time of 44.58 and another seven are below 46 minutes. Orla is ranked 16 th of the 32 entered but is very closely matched with eight others just below her. In every race she competes in

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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Nothing gained, nothing lost, Europe still on for Blues

Despite the fact that a massive World Cup quarter-final game between Brazil and Belgium was being televised live a crowd of over 1,800 turned up at the RSC on Friday to watch the Blues play Bohemians in the Premier League. Alan Reynold's men went into the game seven points clear of Shamrock Rovers who were in 4th position. With Europen football guaranteed for the team which will finish in third position this was a big game for the local club as Rovers were playing away to Cork City. Following the two games the standings remained the same because the Hoops also drew in Turners Cross. Waterford's next game is against Shamrock Rovers on Sunday, July 22nd (3.pm kick-off) so that contest will be massive for both clubs. Noe Baba and Dessie Hutchinson

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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Round three Senior Football Championship down for decision

Having completed two rounds of the restructured JJ Kavanagh Waterford Senior Football Championship, it looks very much like the top teams from 2017 are again coming to the fore this year in their bid for the Conway Cup.

Reigning kingpins Stradbally, top group A and will face a stiff challenge from Dungarvan. The Reds have accumulated four points from their opening games and will be keen to continue their unbeaten run. Following them both are Dungarvan who have two points having lost out (0-9 to 0-6) in the opening round to Portlaw. The Tannerytown men face bottom club Ardmore who remain pointless and will be making a huge effort to garner some points from the group stage.

In Group B Nire lead the way with full points after two games. The men from Ballymacarbry have

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Wednesday, 4th July 2018

Barr wins in Slovakia

Olympian Thomas Barr had his first win of the season on the European Circuit last Friday evening in an International 400 metres hurdles race in Samarin, Slovakia.Thomas won in a time of 49.40 seconds, Jordin Andrade Cape Verde was second in 49.64 and Roux Hamman Le Roux South Africa was third in 50.32. he next runs in Lucerne in Switzerland on Monday next July 9 th

Jake's double in Estonian Championships

Last week Jake Bagge Ferrrybank competed ih the Estonian under 18 championships and had a fine double winning the 1500 metres on Thursday in 4minutes 13 seconds and then on Friday did likewise in the 800 metres in 1.58 seconds.He declared for Estonia the country his mother is a native of and this week in Hungary at the European under 18 Championships he will represent Estonia in the

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Wednesday, 4th July 2018

Waterford FC won by a single goal for the second time this season at the Showgrounds when they came out on top on Saturday night last. Earlier in the season a late Courtney Duffus goal gave them a 2-1 win. On this occasion it was Bastein Hery who popped up with the golden winning goal. All five goals were scored in what were a dramatic opening 45 minutes. The win has moved the Blues seven points clear of fourth placed Shamrock Rovers and ten clear of Derry City and with at least three new players available for Friday's match at home to Bohemians (Noel Hunt, Dessie Hutchinson and Noe Baba) there is no doubt that the local side are hell bent on securing European football next season. Waterford started on the front foot against a rather sleepy home side and

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Wednesday, 4th July 2018

Rebels edge home

The Waterford under 21 hurlers travelled to Pairc ui Chaoimh on Wednesday last seeking a win over the Leesiders and with it a place in the Munster Final against either Limerick or Tipperary. The home side, beaten in the 2017 Final had a number of their Senior team available were favourites although one could also make a strong case for this Waterford side. Both managers Denis Ring and Sean Power were quietly confident.

Waterford had an early scare as goalkeeper Billy Nolan was called into action to save from Shane Kingston but a terrific goal from JP Lucey, set up by Darragh Lyons and Peter Hogan, allied to points from Lucey, Neil Montgomery, Andrew Casey and Jack Prendergast gave the Southeast side a 1-8 to 0-8 lead at the break.

Two minutes into the second half that lead was five

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Thursday, 28th June 2018

WLRFM Viking Marathon on Saturday

Over 3,000 overall are expected to compete in the big road race of the year in Waterford the WLRFM Viking Marathon,Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon in the city on Saturday next starting at City Hall at 9 am sharp and finishing at WIT Arena in Carriganore. Athletes will take in the Rice Bridge and Suir Bridge and a lot of the countryside out near Mt Congreve and full map of courses are on the event Website,and there will be traffic delays and restrictions in some areas and road closures . Lots of Music and hype around the routes and again it promises to be a memorable event,we wish all competing the very best and we welcome all visitors from around the country and from abroad and also thank those involved for months on a major logistical

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Thursday, 28th June 2018

Rebels edge home

The Waterford under 21 hurlers travelled to Pairc ui Chaoimh on Wednesday last seeking a win over the Leesiders and with it a place in the Munster Final against either Limerick or Tipperary. The home side, beaten in the 2017 Final had a number of their Senior team available were favourites although one could also make a strong case for this Waterford side. Both managers Denis Ring and Sean Power were quietly confident.

Waterford had an early scare as goalkeeper Billy Nolan was called into action to save from Shane Kingston but a terrific goal from JP Lucey, set up by Darragh Lyons and Peter Hogan, allied to points from Lucey, Neil Montgomery, Andrew Casey and Jack Prendergast gave the Southeast side a 1-8 to 0-8 lead at the break.

Two minutes into the second half that lead was five

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Thursday, 28th June 2018

Bolton fold as they win Joe Delaney Cup

Back in 1973 a massive crowd turned up in Poleberry Park to watch Bolton defeat Stella Maris from Dublin 2-1 in the final of the Evans Cup and in doing so they became only the second Waterford club to win the prestigious national cup. Crusaders had won the famous trophy some years previously. Noel Lavery was the player who scored the winning goal for Bolton in extra time as the maager Denny Duggan and his assistant Kevin Roche celebrated with the other players on the team which included David Wotton, Pat O'Brien, Bobby O'Leary, Jamsie O'Shea, John Hartery, Robbie Burns, Anthony Robinson, Brian Gavin, Kevin Flynn, Mossy Cunningham and Gerry Dawney. The legendary Dermot Walshe devoted his life to the Bolton club and on Saturday last his grandson Ben became the last player

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Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Many Waterford successes in Munster Championships.

Waterford AC had a terrific week end winning numerous gold,silver and bronze medals in the Munster undr 14 to 19 Championships at the RSC last Saturday and Sunday. Emily O'Mahony won the 100 m hurdles, long jump and triple jump u 18 and also finished second in the 100m,doubles were recorded by Hugo Blair 800 m and 1500 m u19, James Murphy high jump and long jump u19 and David Scanlon u 14 discus and javelin,the other winners were Fergus O'Brien u 19 steeplechase,,Ruth Heery u 19 3 km walk, Shane Cawley u 17 discus,Evan Marshall u 17 steeplechase,Cathal Scanlon u 17 javelin, Matteo Mary u 17 1500m, Ailbhe Munro u 17 steeplechase,Clare Caulfield u16 2km walk,Aidan Burke u 15 1500m, Meadbh O'Connor u15 2km walk,and boys u 19 relay team of Eoin Kenny,Lance Baylon,

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    As dry as the SaharaIt seems that whenever the weather in Ireland goes a little bit extreme, we are somehow incapable of dealing with it. It has already happened so far this year with the snow that totally disrupted the country for about a week and also later on when some areas in the country were flooded due to excess rain. Now it is happening again because we are having to deal with a level of sunshine that is virtually unheard of in the country. And a level of sunshine that is going on for a good numbe …

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