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Wednesday, 1st February 2017

Blues hold the cup champions

Waterford FC 0 Cork City 0

Waterford FC played their second pre-season game at the RSC on Saturday last and they more than held their own against FAI Cup champions Cork City. The previous Wednesday the new look side had defeated Tramore 4-0 in Graun Park. A large crowd turned up to watch Saturday's game and they were impressed by what they saw. Many of the new signings stepped up to the plate and all and all it would appear that the squad is coming together very nicely and with further new faces due in soon a positive season would appear to be in store for spectators and indeed the players.

Waterford left their intentions known from the opening whistle with Kenny McEvoy cutting in from the right on four minutes but he drilled his effort into the

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Good performances at Celtic Cross Country

Four Waterford athletes competed in the Celtic Cross Country International in Cardiff on Sunday last and in big fields all ran well. David McGlynn Waterford was 10 th in the under 20 race and the third scoring member of the Irish team that won the team title, Miceál Power West Waterford was 15th. In the under 17 grade Lucy Holmes West Waterford was 16 th and the second scoring member of the Irish team that also won and Cian O'Riordan again from West Waterford was 24 th under 17.

All Ireland Silver medals won

In Athlone on Saturday last at the All Ireland under age Indoor Combined Event Championships there were two fine performances by athletes from Waterford. In the Youths section Shane Monagle Tramore was second with a total of 3040 points while in the under

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Clare just get over the line

In keeping with recent games Waterford Senior Hurling manager Derek McGrath and his management team put out a very inexperienced side to face Clare in the Munster League on Sunday last in Fraher Field. No doubt the De La Salle clubman is giving all those players on the panel and the extended panel an opportunity to copperfasten a place in the squad as we face the Allianz National League in a few weeks time. Nontheless this again was an opportunity for a young Waterford fifteen against a Clare squad who carried a number of their intercounty stars in tow.There was less than a thousand people in Dungarvan for this game on a cold but nice enough day for the middle of Winter. The banner led by 0-5 to 0-2 after the opening ten minutes thanks

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Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Waterford FC is delighted to announce the signing of Estonian international Sander Puri

The 28-year-old joins The Blues from Nomme Kalju in his native Estonia. The winger began his career with home town club SK 10 in Tartu before breaking through at Levadia Tallinn. Spells followed in Greece, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Scotland and England. In 2015, he enjoyed a successful time with Sligo Rovers, fast becoming a fan favourite, making 27 league appearances and scoring 4 goals in the process.

The 69-time capped Estonian spent 2016 with Karvina in the Czech Repbublic, helping his side to a league title and promotion back to the Czech top flight before a summer return to the Estonian League with Nomme Kalju.

Welcoming Puri to the club, First Team Coach Alan Reynolds commented:

“Sander made a big impact on the League of Ireland in his previous stint here

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Munster Senior, Junior and Master's titles won

Nenagh was the venue on Sunday last for the Munster Senior and Master's Indoor Championships as well as the Junior triple jumps. and Waterford athletes figured very prominently in each grade. At senior level there was a fine sprint double by Emily Nolan Ferrybank as she won the 60 and 200 metres and also at senior level Dion Ryan Waterford AC won the high jump and Grace Furlong from the same club was third in the long jump and Denise O'Connor Tramore won the 60 metres hurdles. In the junior triple jump Grace Furlong Waterford was first and Emily O'Mahony her club mate was third while in the boys section of the same event James Murphy again from Waterford was second.

Master's titles galore

There were lots of medal winners in the Master's Championship in different

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Footballers edged out

In a blustery Leamybrien on Sunday last the Waterford Senior Footballers were on the wrong end of a 0-9 to 0-7 scoreline against Limerick in the McGrath Cup. There was very litle to choose between the sides throughout a disappointing opening half and the teams went to the break level at 0-3 apiece. Waterford forwards Podge Hurney and freetaker Paul Whyte keeping the scoreboard moving along for the home side. The opening minute of the second half saw Waterford take the lead with a point from Joey Veale but Limerick wing forward Danny Neville, now playing in a more central role tied the game and then edged them ahead. Indeed the Ballysteen clubman bagged five points throughout the game. The visitors continued to create the chances and with Neville in scoring form they crept two ahead. Limerick were

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Wednesday, 18th January 2017

Pat Fenlon happy with his challenge with Waterford FC

Pat Fenlon, the 47 years old former Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers and Hibernian manager was appointed as the Director of Football of Waterford FC two weeks and he is eagerly looking forward to the coming season with the Blues. The Dubliner has a proven record in the game having won league titles here in Ireland and he also took Hibernian to two Scottish FA Cup finals and he was also a top class player prior to moving into management.

Speaking on his appointment, Pat Fenlon said, “It's great to be involved and like I said in the statement I'm looking forward to the role. It's a new role for me and it's an exciting role in trying to bring Waterford back to the glory days. That's what we want to try do and my

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

Kate Veale returns with a victory in her favourite sport

The Indoor season began last week end with a Munster Championship fixture in Nenagh on Saturday and Sunday and there were a number of Waterford successes. Back in action after an absence of several years in the sport of race walking in which she made a name for herself on the World stage under age was Kate Veale West Waterford AC. She competed in the senior 3000 metres walk and made a winning return in a time of 15 minutes 9 seconds which was well outside her best but still quite a respectable effort for her comeback race. In the past year or so she had been running in road races so she had kept reasonably fit. For Waterford AC it was a very successful week end with their athletes winning

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

Waterford make good start but fade

The opening game of the 2107 season saw the Waterford Senior Hurlers face Limerick in the rearranged venue of Fraher Field on Sunday last. It is difficult to assess teams so early in the year and with the visitors now under the management of John Kiely there was every reason to believe that the Shannonsiders would be well up to making a positive impression for their newly appointed bainisteoir. Waterford under manager Derek McGrath had listed just one of the championship side from 2016 and he and his backroom team were opening the door for players to lay down a marker for the new season.

Waterfortd were quickly to the pace of the game and could conceivably have had one "in the net" after just ninety seconds as Roanmore clubman Billy Nolan saw his penalty saved

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Wednesday, 11th January 2017

Alan Reynolds delighted to be back as Head Coach

Alan Reynolds has made a welcome return to his spiritual home and he is thrilled to be back at Waterford FC. The Tramore native led the club to the 2004 FAI Cup final and he also played many games for the club before moving to various other clubs and last season he was the coach of Cork City who won the FAI Cup. He will be the Head Coach of Waterford FC and he will link up once more with Pat Fenlon who signed him for Shelbourne when the former was the manager of the Reds.

Speaking on his appointment Alan Reynolds said, “It's great to be finally able to look forward to the season ahead. The hard work really started for us about five or six weeks ago, before the announcement.

“We've been

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Letters to the Editor


    Republican Icon diesThe death of Martin McGuinness in Derry yesterday morning brings to an end the life of one of the most remarkable Republicans ever in the history of the movement. A person who made the transition from violent militarism to a key figure in the peace process in Northern Ireland. He died aged 66 in Derry’s Altanagelvin Hospital with his family by his bedside.A former member of the IRA’S Army Council he became Sinn Fein’s Chief negotiator in the peace process. He led the Sinn Fein P …

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