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Wednesday, 15th August 2018

European bronze for Thomas Barr in Berlin.

What a week it was for Olympian Thomas Barr in Berlin last week at the European Championships culminating with him taking the bronze medal in the 400 metres hurdles final in a World Class field of runners on Thursday. Having competed in three previous European Championships and failing to make the final he went into these Championships full of hope plus a fair degree of confidence based on the fact that he was getting better in each race he ran this season. On top of that he was ranked number five of the thirty eight athletes entered and for the first time in these Championships he was straight into the semi final as were the other top twelve ranked athletes.The remainder had to go into heats on day 1 with a total of twelve

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Wednesday, 15th August 2018

The quarter final places were up for grabs last weekend in the JJ Kavanagh sponsored Waterford Senior Hurling Championship and they proved very entertaining indeed. With little or nothing betwenn the teams in all four games it was all do or die for the clubs concerned.

On Saturday evening in Lismore neighbours Ballyduff Upper and Tallow faced off with a county final quarter final at stake. Both clubs were going to leave it all on the field.

Ballyduff Upper led midway through the half by five points but Tallow got a tremendous lift with a goal from Mark O'Brien. That said Ballyduff continued to hold the upper hand and went to the break ahead 1-11 to 1-6. The Bridesiders returned for the second half a rejuvenated outfit and within fifteen minutes had slipped ahead 1-15 to 1-13. Neither team could gain a

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Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Playoffs go down to the wire

Blues move on in FAI cup

Waterford banished a six year cup famine when they defeated Skerries Town on Saturday last. It was way back in May, 2012 that the Blues defeated another non league outfit Everton from Cork one nil. Following three consecutive league defeats this was a welcome victory for the local team and player coach Noel Hunt led the charge by scoring a hat trick. He became the first Waterford player to grab a cup treble since Gavin Doyle against Douglas Hall in 2006. Last Saturday was a wet and windy day and the match was played at the Skerries Town Rugby Club and the strong wind blowing in from Dublin Bay made life difficult for the players and spectators alike.

The Blues struck the front on 23 minutes thanks to an excellent Noel

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

European Championships in Berlin with two Waterford athletes

The European Championships began in Berlin yesterday with heats in certain events and continue until Sunday and a sizable Irish team is competing there including Thomas Barr and Niamh Whelan Ferrybank both of whom also competed in 2016,and Thomas was there in 2012 and 2014 also,This time Thomas is in the 400 metres hurdles and 4 x 400 metres relay and Niamh in the 4 x100 metres relay.

Thomas Barr in action this evening

This will be the fourth appearance by Thomas at these Championships in the 400 metres hurdles. In 2012 he reached the semi final by finishing second in his heat, in 2014 he again reached the semi final by winning his heat and lost out by one place to make the final,in 2016 an interrupted season for him with injury he won

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Cork City come from behind to defeat Waterford

Cork City returned to the top of the Premier League when they came from behind to defeat Waterford FC at the RSC on Friday night last. Noel Hunt gave the Blues the lead after 31 minutes but the visitors equalised one minute later and then they took control of the second half and they ran out deserved winners. This was Waterford's third consecutive league defeat but they still hold on to third position. They will take a break for league duties this weekend when they play Skerries Town in the FAI Cup. The following week it's an away game against Derry City at the Brandywell.

The Blues created the first chance of the derby on seven minutes. Referee Neil Doyle played a good advantage after a foul on Gavan Holohan when Izzy Akinade picked

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Wednesday, 8th August 2018

Hurling back as football takes break

Next weekend will see the resumption of the JJ Kavanagh Senior Hurling Championship as the four quarter final places are "up for grabs". Neighbours Ballyduff Upper and Tallow are first in action as they face off On Saturday evening at 6.30pm in Lismore. The former suffered a huge (7-29 to 0-10) defeat to reigning kingpins and hot favourites Ballygunner in their last group outing while Tallow beat Fourmilewater (1-14 to 1-13) and it would appear that the Bridesiders might just have the edge although there will be little between the teams.

There are the games down for decision on Sunday with Mount Sion facing Ring in Fraher Field at 2pm. The team from the Gaeltacht have really struggled in the championship thus far and were convincingly beaten by Abbeyside in their final group outing (5-17 to

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

Another great National Senior Championships for Waterford athletes

The Irish Life Health All Ireland Senior Track and Field Championships were in Morton Stadium,Santry Dublin last Saturday and Sunday and once again Waterford athletes were among the title winners keeping up an absolutely great winning tradition going back to 1963 year in year out at these championships. Over the two days there were two titles retained by our athletes and there was a third winner also as well as three silver and three bronze medals won.

Three titles won

Olympian Thomas Barr Ferrybank defending his title was a class apart as he coasted to victory in the 400 metres hurdles in a championship best performance time of 49.56 seconds making it eight titles in a row for him and Ben Kiely his club mate ran quite well behind him in fourth place in 52.51,Thomas

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

Bad last minute decision cost the Blues a point

A bad call by the referee and his assistant cost Waterford a valuable point at the Markets Field on Friday last. Trailing 2-1 with just seconds remaining Izzy Akinade rose high to head a delivery from a corner kick to the net taken by Stanley Aborah. The Limerick goalkeeper Tommy Holland caught the ball when it was over the line but the match officials waved play on and a clear goal was not allowed to stand. Social media videos afterwards proved that a clearly good goal was ruled out. Overall this was yet another amazing game between the two Munster rivals. In their previous meeting Limerick won 6-3 at the RSC in a bizarre contest at the RSC. This time around Waterford missed a second minute penalty and Limerick had a player

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Wednesday, 1st August 2018

Clashmore Kinsalebeg move on

There were two knockout games played in the JJ Kavanagh Senior Football Championship last weekend. Due to a bereavement in Dunmore East the clash between Gaultier an Portlaw was deferred while the remaining game was scheduled to take place in Fraher Field on Tuesday evening between Rathgormack and Ardmore.

First up was the meeting between form teams Clashmore/Kinsalebeg and Dungarvan and what a humdinger it turned out. Gavin Crotty saw the Old Boro ahead in the opening minutes with two points and despite a huge effort from Clashmore/Kinsalebeg with midfielder Sean Fleming leading the charge it was Dungarvan who led at the break 0-8 to 0-6. They held that advantage until the 55th minute when Edmond O'Hallaoran landed and equaliser and nothing seperated two very evenly match outfits right to the end with Gavin Crotty adding a brace

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Sunday, 29th July 2018

National Senior Championships on Saturday and Sunday

All of Ireland's top athletes will be in action this week end in Santry Stadium in Dublin in the Irish Life Health National Senior Track and Field Championships and many athletes from Waterford clubs will be there with four defending titles.On Saturday the programme begins at 12.15 pm and on Sunday -the big day for many finals -the event begins at 2.40 pm.

Big Waterford entry

Waterford athletes defending titles are as follows,Thomas Barr Ferrybank the 400 metres hurdles- he has won the title for the past seven years, Thomas will be joined by his club mate Ben Kiely in the race, Cara Kennedy do is in the Hammer event which she has won six times in the past seven years, she also goes in the weight throw,Kate Veale West Waterford defends her 5000 metres walk

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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