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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.

CARBERY DOMINATE EARLY EXCHANGES

The early jousts of this intriguing

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Wednesday, 16th November 2016

Waterford teams defeat Cork in two Inter League competitions

Two Waterford teams recorded victories in two Inter League competitions over the weekend. On Saturday in Cork the Waterford Inter League side managed by Anthony Browne defeated the hosts 2-1 in the FAI Inter League Youth Cup. The Leesiders led one nil at the interval but two second half goals from Darragh Wall secured a 2-1 win for Waterford and they will now play North Tipperary in Ozier Park on Sunday, November 27th with qualification for the knockout stage almost certainly guaranteed.

The Waterford Schoolboy League have qualified for the Subway Munster U-16 Inter League final after an impressive display against a highly fancied Cork Schoolboy League side in their crunch group decider at Ozier Park on Sunday afternoon last. They will play Limerick in the decider and manager John Furlong will have

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Wednesday, 9th November 2016

County B and Master's X Country details

Entries were small for the County B juvenile and Master's X Country Championships held in Abbeyside last Sunday in excellent weather conditions. The mens master's race was won by Paschal Halley Waterford with Eamon Cashin West Waterford second and his clubmate Liam Clince third. In the women's master's race it was a 1-2-3 for West Waterford with Ann Dunford first, Onra Power second and Josie Ni Chuirrin third. The following were the first three home in the juvenile section. Girls under 9 1 Aoife Lattimore W.W. 2 Fia Power An Ghaeltacht 3 Aoife O'Donovan WW, u 11 1 Mia Casey F/B 2 Ava Lynch do 3 Allanah Williams WW, u 13 1 Aoife Redmond F/B 2 Kayleigh Cass KCK 3 Niamh Kennedy do, u15 Sarah Stone Tramore 2 Sheena Dunphy KCK 3 Órla Kennedy

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Wednesday, 9th November 2016

Nire back on top

Fraher Field in Dungarvan was in top condition for the final of the Waterford Senior Football Championship on Sunday last. Both protagonists Nire and Ballinacourty had shown impressive form on their way to the decider with both clubs making every effort to wrest back the Conway Cup. Stradbally the present holders of the competition had been beaten in 2014 by Nire and 2013 by Ballinacourty so there was no doubt both clubs had a "feel" for winning, With the winner going into the Provincial competition in a week's time there was every reason to believe that they would leave everything on the pitch to achieve a result last weekend. Although conditions could be described as mild, what little there was helped Ballinacourty in the opening half.

Nire were quickly on the attack in the opening minutes and Conor

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Wednesday, 9th November 2016

Carrick and Crystal draw in Premier League

Carrick United 0 - Waterford Crystal 0

Champions Carrick United dropped two points at home to Waterford Crystal in Tom Drohan Park on Sunday last. With Hibernians and Villa setting a blistering pace at the top this result more or less rules Carrick out of this seasons title race.

It took a total of 23 first half minutes before either keeper was called into a save as such when Crystal's Niall O'Toole took a pass from Jason Halloran 25-yards from goal but his right-footed effort along the ground was comfortably saved by Carrick United player manager keeper Adrian Walsh.

Crystal had another half chance six minutes later when Barry Ryan slipped the ball into the path of O'Toole on the edge of the penalty area but his left-footed effort was blocked out for a corner kick that

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Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Civic Reception for Thomas Barr

A very pleasant ceremony took place in Waterford City Hall in the Council Chambers on Tuesday October 25th 2016. Olympic 400 metres hurdle finalist in Rio, Thomas Barr from Graiguearrida, Dunmore East a member of Ferrybank AC was accorded a Civic Reception by the Mayor of Waterford City and County Adam Wyse and was joined by a majority of his fellow Councillors.The motion was proposed by Independant Councillor Joe Conway who was Thomas's first teacher in Killea National School, Dunmore East and seconded by Cllr John O'Leary Fianna Fail. Cllr Conway spoke in glowing terms of Thomas as a pupil and his cricket potential while at school. The Mayor said that on behalf of the people of Waterford he was proud to have the Reception for a truly great sportsman who brought such joy to the

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Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Heartbreak for Waterford United in Under 17 Semi-final

Waterford United  2  St Patrick's Athletic  3

Waterford United's brilliant Under 17 campaign came to an end at the RSC on Saturday last. All through the season they have been playing superbly but an experienced St Pat's team just about came out on top in this encounter. The visitors led three nil at one stage but the young Blues team fought back manfully and almost took the game into extratime. Many of the players will be available once again next season and the future is bright for this exciting team. 

St Patrick's Athletic got off to the perfect start when they took the lead inside five minutes when Ryan Burke swung over a corner kick from the right that found the head of Luke Nolan and after keeper Eoin Power made a fantastic save, Cian

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Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Gunners efforts just fail

It was a crisp dry afternoon in Semple Stadium on Sunday last for the opening round of the Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship. Brought together for this encounter Waterford champions Ballygunner, and their Tipperary counterparts Thurles Sarsfields, who were both considered serious contenders for outright success at both Provincial and National level. Two really impressive outfits in their domestic competition and both loaded with intercounty stars. Referee Johnny Murphy of Limerick delayed the start a few minutes on advice as the swelling crowd outside the ground were making their way in.

MARKERS LAID

Both teams began with a defensive set up which also saw Thurles full back Ronan Maher move out to the half line to help nullify the threat of Pauric Mahony and his pacy half forward line. Centre back Padraig Maher played a sweeping role behind brother and county colleague

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    Waterford Institute of TechnologyWaterford Institute of Technology is once again making national headlines for all the wrong reasons. At the recent Public Accounts Committee meeting representatives of WIT were questioned and in turn left more questionsunanswered. The Chairman of the P.A.C. Sean Fleming, T.D.,Fianna Fail, called the failure to have up to date accounts for W.I.T. as “disgraceful”.Faced with a deficit of €15m. the financial problems facing the Institute are very …

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