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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Murphy wins Northern Ireland title

Paul Murphy Ferrybank AC had a major win on Saturday last Competing in the Northern Ireland Championships in he posted a big personal best in winning the 200 metres in a fine time of 21.67 seconds. He won his heat first in 21.74 and with his win in the final he had Jason Harvey Crusaders second in 22.28 with Greg Whitehouse Tipton Hrs third in 22.5

Thomas Barr

Olympian Thomas Barr had two races on the continent last week in preparation for the European Championships in Berlin in August. OnTuesday evening he finished a close up fourth in the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku in Finland the race being won in 50.01 seconds by Mamadou Kasse Hann France he was just behind the second and third athletes clocking a season’s best time of 50.29 seconds,the third athlete home

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Senior hurlers crash out

TThe Waterford Senior Footballers and Minor Hurlers who stole the headlines last weekend as they put in tremenduous performances to keep live their championship ambitions. The Waterford Senior Hurlers however were on the wrong end of a 2-26 to 1-16 beating by Limerick in round three of the Munster Championship.

On Saturday in Wexford Park the footballers were facing a team who had competed in Division Three of the League. A formidable challenge considering the Deise had not won a championship game in seven years and that was against London.

Conditions were hot and draining as referee Cormac Reilly got proceedings underway before a sparce attendance. Midway through the half Wexford had built up a 0-5 to 0-2 lead with St Fintan St Fintan’s Donal Shanley leading the way for the hosts. However the pendulum swung dramatically as JJ

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Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Ten-man Saints fall to the Blues

Waterford FC remain on course for European football next season following this victory at the RSC on Friday night last. The Saints never recovered from having central defender Kevin Toner sent off after just 15 minutes and the Blues went on to cement their third position on the league table.

It was the underside of the crossbar that denied the saints the lead goal on nine minutes when Conan Byrne whipped in a free kick from the right that was knocked down by Ryan Brennan into the path of Darragh Markey but his thunderous effort struck the woodwork before Kenny Browne headed clear.

Referee Ray Matthews was called into action to make a huge call on 15 minutes when Izzy Akinade outpaced Kevin Toner, who dragged the

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

All Ireland Schools titles won

Athletes from Waterford schools had a very productive day at the Irish Life Health All Ireland Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore on Saturday last.They won four individual titles and one relay title and had several second and third placings with quite a few setting personal bests in their events and a number just missing out on top three placings. In the first event of the day

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Bad decision ruins perfect day

The Waterdord Senior and Minor hurling teams travelled to Ennis Road in Limerick last weekend for their second round game in the round robin Munster Hurling Championship. In both cases the teams from the South East were very much rank outsiders following defeates to Clare in their opening round. Indeed many viewpopints suggested that the minor from the Premier county were already favourites to go "all the way" while the seniors, who have not delivered thus far in the competition, had shown glimpses of form in the second half of their outing against Cork. All of which suggested that the odds of six to one on each of the teams would be money "down the drain". How wrong it all turned out.

Derek McGrath and his senior hurling charges had been dealt a huge blow in the

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Tuesday, 5th June 2018

Blues suffer at the cross again

Waterford FC lost for the second time in Turners Cross this season when they came home empty handed from the Leeside venue on Friday last. Fresh from their thumping four nil victory over Derry City the previous week it was a somewhat depleted squad which made the journey to Cork. John Martin came in for Sander Puri who was on international duty with Estonia and Stanley Aborah was suspended and he will not be available again until after the mid season break. Players such as John Kavanagh and Garry Comerford are log time injury victims and the squad is stretched to the limit at the moment. St Patrick St Patrick’s Athletic and Bray Wanderers are the remaining games before the break and come July 1st new players will be added to the panel. Results elsewhere

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Thomas back with a comfortable win

At the AAI Games in Santry Stadum on Sunday last Olympian Thomas Barr Ferrybank won his first 400 metres hurdle race of the season comfortably in 51.23 seconds, his club mate Ben Kiely was second in 53.24. Kelly Proper making a welcome return to athletics after almost three years finished second in the 200 metres in 24.43 outside her best but still a very good time considering her absence,the race being won by Phil Healy from Bandon in a very fast 23.13 but over the wind limit, other Ferrybank athletes competing were Paul Murphy who was a very good second in the 400 metres in 48.79 seconds and Emily Nolan was 6 th in the 400 metres.

University Match

A number of athletes who compete with Waterford clubs were on the Irish University team that met the

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

A reminder of the 3rd Annual "Beat The Ferryman" Open Water 600 m Swim on Saturday June 23 rd at 3 pm from Ballyhack Co Wexford to Passage East Co Waterford. Open to all Competent swimmers over 15 years. entries are being taken at the moment on totaltiming .ie An exclusive Swim Hat to first 250 entries received online. Wet Suit and Non Wet Suit Categories for both male and female.Last year the event had an entry of 200 from many parts of Ireland .This is a fund Raiser for Passage East Hurling Club and Passage East Community Centre is the Race Headquarters. A Family Fun day will also be held on Race Day.

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Double disappointment in Ennis ver the years Cusack Park has never been the happiest hunting ground for Waterford hurling and so it continued on Sunday last as both the Senior and Minor Hurlers went down to the Banner in the Munster Round Robin series. Going into their opening fixture of the competition the Waterford management were forced to field without the services of former player of the year Mount Sion’s Austin Gleeson and superb Ballygunner clubman and freetaker Pauric Mahony. However that said, training in recent weeks had seen the Deise in sparkling form with excellent performances in various challenge games. There was a feeling that they would "get the job done" in Ennis. Clare on the other hand were bitterly disappointed with their opening outing as they failed to Cork the previous weekend and another loss would seriously jeopardize

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Wednesday, 30th May 2018

Waterford much too powerful for Derry City

Waterford FC cemented their third position on the Premier League table by turning on the style against Derry City at the RSC on Friday last. The Blues took up the running from the opening whistle and they raced into a two goal lead after just 14 minutes. Sander Puri and Stanley Aborah scored two wonder goals and the attendance of 1743 went home extremely happy. Following a brilliant second half against Dundalk four days previously, Waterford built on that display and in doing so they blew the visitors out of the water. It was a much required win following two defeats and now they must continue this form away to Cork City in Turners Cross this Friday. All in all this was a truly magnificent display by the Blues and during the course of

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