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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Second pre-season win for new look Blues

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Waterford FC made it two pre-season wins from two after a 4-1 win at home to Wexford FC on a cold Friday night at the RSC. The previous Tuesday evening they had defeated Tramore 1-0 in Graun Park. Manager Alan Reynolds selected a strong starting eleven for this game and it is worth nothing that four of the new signings were the goalscorers. David Webster, Izzy Akinade, Bastien Hery and Gavan Holohan were the players who found the back of the net and that fact augurs well for the season ahead.

Wexford FC had a great early chance as two former Blues players combined. Sean Hurley drove forward from left back and found the run of Owen Wall – but his strike couldn’t find the far corner and rolled past

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Lots of Munster medals won

On Sunday last the Munster Senior, junior and under 23 triple jumps and Master's Indoor Championships were in Nenagh and Waterford athletes did extremely well Two Waterford AC athletes both won titles in the triple jumps, Grace Furlong in the under 23 with a new record of 10.83 metres and Emily O'Mahony in the junior with Lorna Mohahan Ferrybank third and Furlong and O'Mahony finished first and second in the senior championship. Denise O'Connor Tramore won the senior 400 metres and was second in the 200 metres, Yurig Kanash West Waterford was second in the senior pole vault


In the Master's there were many medals won in different categories. For Waterford AC Paschal Halley won the over 45 60 m hurdles, 400 metres and long jump and was second in the 200 metres. Tony Quinlan won the

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Ardmore look to final place

Waterford Junior Hurling Champions Ardmore Naomh Deuglan travel to Pairc Tailteann in Navan on Sunday next for an All-Ireland junior Hurling semi-final against Donegal flagbearers Setanta. The representatives from the "Big Strand" have had a really successful and unbeaten year thus far and with a hugely experienced outfit must be at short odds to secure their final day outing. The Ulster winners came through their Provincial competition with a final win over Na Magha on a 2-17 to 3-11 and will relish the prospect of facing players like long time intercounty stalwarts Seamus and Declan Prendergast et al. For their part Ardmore have carried all before them throughout 2017 and following their domestic championship victory they took on the best in Munster winning 4-20 to 0-11 against Limerick outfit St Pat's in the quarter final.

Their semi

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Wednesday, 17th January 2018

Ferrybank march into last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup

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Ferrybank's fine season continued at the Village Grounds on Sunday last when they proved too strong for West Cork outfit Inishvilla in Round 6 of the FAI Junior Cup. They will now join another Waterford League team, Dungarvan United in the last 16 of a competition which saw almost 800 clubs enter the competition. Dungarvan came from three goals behind to defeat Greencastle from Donegal the previous night in Kilrush Park. Unfortunately Carrick United bowed out of the competition in Dublin on Sunday. The 2008 champions lost 2-1 to Ayrefield in the capital.

Ferrybank created the best of the half chances that arrived during the opening 45 minutes with the visitors having a goal ruled out when referee John Ferncombe failed to play an advantage on ten minutes after

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Munster titles won

A very cold Nenagh was the venue last Saturday and Sunday last for the Munster junior and u 23 Indoor Championhips as well as the under age Combined Events and Waterford AC athletes did very well. Waterford AC had a very good week end in each grade, Cian O'Brien won two under 23 titles the long and high jumps and in the same age group Grace Furlong was second in the long jump Twins Anna and Orla O'Connor both won junior titles, Anna the 1500 metres and Orla the 3000 metres walk, their junior men's relay team were third in the 4x 200 metres ,the squad being Lance Baylon, Anthony McAulliffe, James Mc Carthy and Eoin Kenny. For Tramore Shane Monagle won the junior hurdles title and Mark Hartery was second. Denise O'Connor won the 60 metres hurdles,

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Cork ease to McGrath Cup


The Waterford Senior Football team bowed out of the McGrath Cup on Sunday last in Ballinacourty as they went down to Cork on a 2-18 to 0-7 scoreline. Indeed following a heavy defeat to Clare the previous weekend it was a mountain to climb for Tom McGlinchy and his charges as they would have to win and depend on the result of the fixture next week between Clare and Cork. There was, as there is always, that slightest chance they could make the final. If both Waterford and Clare beat Cork then the Deise would be through to meet Clare. If Waterford won and Cork beat Clare, comprehensively, then scoring difference might just get them through as all teams would be on two points. If Cork won then it was all over for the Deise.

Going into

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Paul Keegan and Bastien Hery raring to go

The players of Waterford FC reported for their first day of full time professional training last Wednesday and Paul Keegan who played a pivotal role in last seasons promotion from the First Division and one of the new signings French born midfielder Bastien Hery spoke about the exciting season ahead.

Paul Keegan. ``We will have a hard day and I suppose a hard week ahead but I am really looking forward to it.This is a brand new era for the club and there is a great buzz in there right now and I believe the same the same can be said about the supporters. Some really good players have been brought in and I am delighted that a number of the lads from last season have been retained also which is excellent because I

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Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

Munster Indoor Championships this week end

On Saturday and Sunday next January 6 th and 7 th the Munster junior and under 23 individual as well as the Juvenile Pentathlon Championships will be in Nenagh starting both days 10.30 am, a large number of athletes from most Waterford clubs will be competing there.The junior and u 23 mens events are on Saturday and the junior and u23 womens are on Sunday while the girs juvenile Pentathlon's are on Saturday and the boys on Sunday, full timetable on Munster Athletics website.

X Country International

The Annual International X Country and Celtic Under Age International will be staged at Greenmount, Antrim on Saturday. Matteo Mary from Waterford AC has been selected on the Boys u 17 Development Squad for the Celtic International. The Antrim International Race was first held in January 1977 and Waterford's Gerry

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Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

Defeat for Footballers

The opening outing of the year for the Waterford senior Footballers saw the team travel to Meelick for first round game against Clare. The Banner had a slight advantage in the opening half with a goal from Cathal O'Connor giving the home side a 1-7 to 0-6 lead at the break. The Deise management were certainly using this competition with a view to games later in the season as they fielded ten newcomers in their lineup.

Waterford did make chances in the opening period but wayward shooting saw a number of wasted opportunities. At the other end with Eimhin Courtney (4 points in the opening half) and Lissacasey clubman Conor Finnucane being particularly dangerous. Waterford also had their share of scoring chances converted with Rathgormack's Jason Curry looking particularly accurate when notching a total of seven points overall.

In the

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Wednesday, 20th December 2017

National Athletic Championships at WIT arena a huge success

On Sunday last the Irish Life Health National X Country Championship fixture organised by Waterford Ac in association with Athletics Ireland held at WIT Arena in Carriganore in ideal weather conditions was a resounding success. Over 2000 athletes as well as around four thousand spectators from all over the 32 counties were present to witness an absolute brilliant day of athletics with 12 championships decided, some with thrilling finishes and some with clear cut winners also and the fixture was run off very smoothly on an ideal course for both competitors and spectators..

Good Waterford performances

While there was no individual Waterford winner there were nevertheless some fine Waterford performances. With approximately 200 athletes in each event and the first twelve in each getting medals a number of Waterford athletes secured medals.Caoimhe Prendergast West

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Letters to the Editor


    Cultural AttitudesThe recent survey by Price Waterhouse Cooper into cultural attitude that exist in the police force made for some interesting reading. One of the main findings in the report was that respondents felt that it was best to keep your head down and if you did think that something was wrong that it was better for yourself if you kept quiet about it.Another finding was that a significant amount of Gardai felt that it was who you knew and not what you knew that determined how far you advan …

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