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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

Mayfield end Ballyduff dream

It was a bridge too far on Sunday last in Mallow for Waterford Junior Hurling Champions Ballyduff Lower as they failed in their bid to add the Provincial crown to their domestic title. It has been a terrific year for the club from the Kilmeaden/Ballyduff area with their first priority, a return to the Intermediate hurling grade for 2017, safely tucked away, they just failed in a bid to achieve an historic junior double as they were beaten in extra time in the county football decider. That said the Reds will look back on "what might have been" while for the rest of us it was a truly remarkably successful twelve months for the lads. Many believed that it would take a couple of years for the club to regain their Intermediate status but through hard work

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Wednesday, 7th December 2016

St Saviour's bow put to classy Newfoundwell

Umbro FAI Junior Cup. 5th Round

It was very much a case of cometh the hour cometh the man for Newfoundwell in Clonard Park on Sunday last. The visiting striker Ciaran Carroll scored the only goal of the game right on the stroke of the hour mark and his header was enough to separate the two teams. St Saviour's can have no complaints about the result because they never hit any sort of form. Newfoundwell on the other hand played some excellent football at times and they fully deserved their place in Round 6 of the competition. Joe Twomey did test the visiting goalkeeper Brian Smith after 2 minutes with a low shot from 20 yards but then the Co Louth side took control of proceedings. Craig O'Connor, a very fine winger got in a

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Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Waterford athletes prominent at National X Country

The National Senior Junior and Juvenile Cross Country Championships were held in Abbotstown Co Dublin on Sunday last and huge fields were the order of the day in all events, with all 32 counties being represented. Individual and inter club,inter county and inter provincial team titles were on offer and Waterford athletes figured very prominently.

In the senior men's race Shane Quinn Ferrybank AC home from the USA especially for the event eventualy finished 8 th with a good effort having been in the first four or five for a good portion of the race. In the junior race Barry Keane Waterford AC caught the eye as he finished 5th with another brave effort. In the under age championships there was a terrific run by Lucy Holmes West Wateford as she finished 2 nd overall

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Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Crokes power home

Following an incredible journey which saw Nire reclaim the Watereford Senior Football Championship and with it take the Conway Cup back to Ballymacarbry, their campaign ended in disappointment last weekend when they suffered a defeat at the hands of Dr Crokes from Killarney. Following a semi-final win over Carbry Rangers the Cork kingpins, there was real hope that Nire could string together another huge effort and claim a first Provincial crown for the Deise. Facing them was perhaps the best club side in the country at present,

Kerry champions Dr Crokes. The Killarney based outfit can name in their squad players of the calibre of Colm "Gooch" Cooper, Jonny Buckley and Ambrose O'Donovan among an array of talent that has represented All-Ireland winning Kerry teams at both senior and underage level. A serious outfit that many in Kerry circles

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Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Waterford too strong for North Tipperary

The Waterford team have moved to the top of their qualifying group in the FAI Inter League Youth Cup following this superb victory in Ozier Park on Sunday afternoon last. They had already beaten the Cork League 2-1 away so they simply cannot be caught now and they can look forward to the new year and hopefully another home draw. Manager Anthony Brown and his assistant Jim ``Dukie” Whelan have assembled a fine squad of players and this could be the year a long famine comes to an end.

The hosts could have taken the lead inside the opening three minutes of the tie when Darragh Wall sprayed the ball out to the right for Daniel Ogundele, who got the better of his marker but his effort was inches wide of Kuba Beben near post.

It was

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Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

All Ireland Cross Country in Dublin

On Sunday next 27 th November the All Ireland under 12,14,16,18 and Inter Club Senior and Junior X Country Championships are in Abbotstown,Dublin.and many athletes from Waterford clubs will be competing. Ferrybank have a senior men's team competing and the team includes Shane Quinn travelling from the USA, Andrew Connick,Brian Gallagher,Louis O'Carroll and Wayne Roche. Barry Keane Waterford will be a fancy in the junior race while under age teams from West Waterford, Ferrybank,Tramore Wateford will also run

Munster details

In brilliant weather conditions on Sunday last the Munster Cross Country Championship fixture in St Augustine's College Abbeyside attracted a huge entry from all over the province . On the programme were the Juvenile Inter club relay's for under 10.12.14 and 16. and in some of these races as many as 17 clubs with teams of four

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Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Magnificent Shanahan steers Lismore ship

Saturday last was a Red Letter day for Lismore as they landed their first Munster Hurling crown following a thoroughly deserved win over Kerry Senior champions Kilmoyley. The men from the Kingdom have been a powerhouse at domestic level and supply a number of players to their county setup. They play in the senior championship on home soil and have accumulated twenty two titles thus far. Lismore could take nothing for granted as the Kerry champions have already proven a formidable outfit in beating the Limerick winners Monaleen pretty comprehensively. Incidentally Monaleen had a preliminary outing in the competition when they overcame St Josephs of Clare. Kilmoyley were never going to be pushover. On the other hand Lismore were quite impressive in disposing of both Bandon and Newport although on both occasions they had to draw

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Wednesday, 23rd November 2016

Lee Power confident of bright future with Blues

"As everyone knows I am the owner of a League One club in England and we wouldn't have the facilities which are at the disposal of Waterford United and to be honest some teams in the Championship would not have them either and that was one of the big attractions about coming to this club especially when you take into account the investment we will be putting into the side and and the development of the young kids which is vital and that was a big selling point.

I was impressed with the underage teams at the club and now with the Under 15 League coming into place it gives us a blank canvas to work off and it gives us the opportunity to run a proper academy just like we have in the

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Wednesday, 16th November 2016

Good run in Spain by Barry Keane

Competing in a Junior International Cross Country race in Atapuerca in Burgos in Spain last Sunday Barry Keane Waterford AC had a very good race to finish 14 th overall in a field of 152. At the same meeting Fionnula Mc Cormack Ireland had a terrific run in the senior race to finish 5 th -the first European home-behind Ethiopian and Kenya runners.

All Ireland Schools medals won.

At the All Ireland Schools Combined Event Championships in Athlone on Saturdy last just three athletes from Waterford schools competed and all did well. Jordan Cunningham De La Salle had fine win in the minor grade with 2740 points, Shane Monagle Árd Scoil na Mara Tramore also impressed being second overall in the Intermeiate Championship with a total of 3279 points,the event was won with 3396.In the junior

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Wednesday, 16th November 2016

Nire drive

A stunning display and five points from corner forward Conor Glleson sent Nire through to their third Provincial final after they overcame Cork representatives Carbery Rangers. At Clonakilty GAA Grounds on Sunday last. This was a superb performance from the men from Ballymacarbry which saw them into their second final in three years and the first occasion that a club representating the Deise overcome their Cork counterparts in the Munster campaign at Senior Footbal level.

The game before an attendance of just under two thousand had a gripping finale and saw the teams go into extra time having been level 1-11 apiece after the regulation time had passed. However, it was Nire who proved the stronger in those extra periods with 1-4 as against just a brace for the West Cork side.

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The early jousts of this intriguing

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