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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Dundalk break Waterford

hearts with stoppage time goal

A patched up Waterford team were just seconds away from earning a draw against Dundalk on Friday last but with the last move of the game, four minutes into stoppage time the hosts scored a fortuitous goal to take the three points. It was a heartbreaking defeat but nevertheless the Blues team showed that they can compete against the very best despite having to plan without star performers Paul Keegan, Bastien Hery, Courtney Duffus and Izzy Akinade. Dundalk did create the majority of the goalscoring chances but it was the timing of the only goal of the contest which upset the Waterford players and supporters.

Dylan Barnett put in a brilliant last-ditch tackle to deny Dundalk striker Robbie Benson on five minutes that forced the first corner before Garry Comerford had to cover for opposite

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Waterpark Girls All Ireland Schools Senior X Country Champions

In dreadful underfoot conditions at the WIT Arena on Saturday last the Irish Life Health All Ireland Secondary Schools X Country Championships took place and it was a most successful event in the presence of a huge crowd. Almost one thousand Athletes from Schools all over the 32 counties competed in four categories boys and girls and and a number of athletes from Waterford schools impressed. Pride of place goes to the senior girls from Waterpark College who were crowned senior team champions the first time in the history of the championships going back to 1970 that a Waterford school won the title. The brilliant team who packed very well saw the O'Connor twins Anna and Orla come in 11th and 13 th respectively, Ruth Heery was 16th,Una O'Brien 18 th and

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Corner turned

I just wonder if Waterford bainisteoir Derek McGrath wished he could turn back the clock to the beginning of the Allianz National Hurling League following another superb display by his charges against high flying Clare last Sunday afternoon. Before this contest the visitors had already secured a quarter final place but there was still the matter of who they would face in the knockout stages. Having beaten Cork the previous weekend the Deise management must surely bemoan the three defeats in the opening games of the competition which realistically has seen Waterford out of contention for a quarter final place.

In recent years the Waterford record at the Keanes Road venue has been dismal. One has to go back to February 2016 for the last success. That bogey was certainly "put to bed" on Sunday afternoon as the Deise were

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Wednesday, 14th March 2018

Smash and grab victory for dogged Super Blues

The Waterford FC supporters who made the long journey to Sligo on Friday night last came home happy and all of them were actually pinching themselves as they made their way back home. Not only had the Blues snatched a victory from the jaws of a draw but Alan Reynold's charges had gone joint top of the Premier League table as Cork City were beaten by Dundalk. Nine points from the opening 4 games is a wonderful achievement by the Blues and they are the first team to record that record for a team promoted from the First Division since 2004.The last club to achieve that start was believe it or not Waterford United ! Waterford went in leading one nil at the interval at the Showgrounds but the home side dominated the

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

All Ireland Secondary Schools X Country Championships at WIT Arena

With the weather last week putting paid to all fixtures hopefully the week end ahead will be uninterrupted.The Irish Life All Ireland Schools X Country Championships go ahead at the WIT Arena next Saturday with a 12 noon start and over 1,000 athletes from schools all over the 32 counties will compete in four grades minor, junior,intermediate and senior boys and girls including many from Waterford schools city and county plus of course thousands of spectators. The first race the minor girls starts at 12 noon and the final race the senior boys is timed for 2.30 pm. A few of the Waterford competitors are expected to figure prominently in their races both for individual and team placings. Lots of help required setting up the course on Friday and also at

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Waterford aim to take down the banner

On Sunday next at Walsh Park in the city the Waterford Senior Hurlers will face high flying Clare in their final outing of the group stage of the Allianz National Hurling League. Deise manager Dertek McGrath will have been buoyed with the victory over Cork down on Leeside two weeks ago and will also be well aware that there is a chance, albeit a very slim chance, that Waterford could qualify for the quarter finals of the competition. I say slim in that if three or more teams end up on the same number of points then scoring difference comes into play, if you pardon the pun. At present Waterford have two point as do Cork but with a difference of ten points in favour of the Rebels and were both Cork, who play

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Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Busy March for Waterford FC

Due to the ``Beast from the East'' and ``Storm Emma'' it would appear to be an eternity since Waterford FC defeated St Patrick's Athletic at the RSC on Monday February 26th. A headed goal by Kenny Browne after 10 minutes and a wonder strike by Bastien Hery just after the hour mark gave the Blues a 2-0 victory and the three points gained moved the local side into second place on the Premier League table. There has not been a ball kicked in anger since due to the weather and Waterford's scheduled games against Bray Wanderers in the league and UCC in the League Cup were both postponed. Those games have now been refixed and as a result Alan Reynolds and his charges are facing a truly hectic month of March. The full list is as

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Many big results for Waterford athletes last week

Olympian Thomas Barr Ferrybank preparing for his busy outdoor season in the 400 metres hurdles competed in the Athlone Grand Prix Indoor meeting on Wednesday last in the 400 metres flat and in a good class international field he ground out a fine win in 46.94 seconds just outside his best of 46.87. After being passed with 60 metres to go he came back again with a renewed effort to win readily. At the same meeting Niamh Whelan again from Ferrybank competed in the 60 metres finishing 4th in her semi final in 7.45 seconds and 7 th in the final in 7.51

Joe's World Record

Competing in an 800 metres indoor race in Abbotstown last Thursday evening Joe Gough West Waterford broke the over 65 World Record with a time of 2 minutes 16.65

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

First step on the ladder

The Waterford Senior Hurling team travelled to Leeside on Sunday last to face Cork and hopefully garner their first points of the current Allianz National league. In truth as far as the relegation playoff was concerned nothing short of a win gave any hope of avoiding that one off scenario. Even at that, other results might well see the Deise having to face the prospect of a relegation battle. However the priority for Waterford was to secure the win and turn around their recent form. Both Derek McGrath and his Cork counterpart John Meyler have seen their charges below form in recent games and that all important first win would be very welcome indeed. Indeed both managers made a number of positional and personnel changes from their previous outing. The Fourmilewater midfield pairing of Jamie Barron

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Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Double champions sink Blues in second half

Two goals early in the second half were good enough to take all three points for the league and cup champions in Turners Cross on Friday night last. A crowd of 6,443 were present to watch the clash between the Munster rivals and it has to be said that the First Division champions of last season Waterford FC more than held their own during the opening 45 minutes and they were not intimidated by their opponents. However when the teams emerged for the second period the home side lifted their game a gear or two and when they scored on 55 minutes and again in the 63rd minute there was no coming back for the visitors. There is no doubt that Waterford will not face a tougher game all season and despite the final

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    As dry as the SaharaIt seems that whenever the weather in Ireland goes a little bit extreme, we are somehow incapable of dealing with it. It has already happened so far this year with the snow that totally disrupted the country for about a week and also later on when some areas in the country were flooded due to excess rain. Now it is happening again because we are having to deal with a level of sunshine that is virtually unheard of in the country. And a level of sunshine that is going on for a good numbe …

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