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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Waterford held by Cork despite dominating

Waterford, the reigning champions will have to defeat the Limerick Desmond League in their next match to keep a grip on the trophy they won so gloriously last season following the scoreless draw in Ozier Park on Sunday last. Following the weekends results the group standing are now as follows. Cork and Wexford have a total of four points each. Waterford have two points and the Desmond League have yet to get off the mark. Waterford will play the bottom side in Ozier Park early in the new year and Wexford will have to travel to Cork so there is a possibility that goal difference could decide the two teams that will move on the knockout stage. This was a game Waterford should have won because they dominated the entire 90 minutes but try as

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

All Ireland X Country Championships in Abbotstown on Sunday

Waterford will be very well represented at the All Ireland X Country Championship fixture at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin on Sunday next starting at 11.30 am. On the programme are the National Senior, Junior, under 12,14,16,18, Championships male and female and Waterford County teams are entered in all the juvenile races except the boys u14 and junior teams are also entered. Also in the inter club section several Waterford clubs have teams entered. All the County teams have been circulated to each club and all are asked to notify the athletes concerned and have them in Abbotstown on the day. Anyone not available please notify Mary Ashe asap but not on the day in Abbotstown. After the races on Sunday the Irish senior and junior teams to compete at

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Na Piarsaigh halt Gunners

On Sunday last in Semple Stadium Thurles it was Limerick Senior Hurling Champions, Na Piarsaigh, who secured their place in the Munster Final on a 3-15 to 2-13 scoreline against Waterford kingpins Ballygunner. From the outset the Caherdavin outfit had been shortlisted for ultimate success at Provincial level and throughout their domestic and Munster campaign they confirmed this impression culminating in a huge win over Cork champions, Blackrock, in the semi-final.

Following the deferral of the Waterford championship due to the progress of the intercounty team to the All-Ireland final, Ballygunner, found themselves in the unenviable position of having games week on week to ensure a Waterford team could represent the county in the Munster competition. That said the Knockboy outfit did built some real momentum in winning the domestic title and then coming through tough encounters in

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Blues Swoop for Premier Division Duo

Waterford FC have signed two more players ahead of the new season in the Premier League. Limerick FC midfielder Bastien Héry and Bohemians striker Ismahil Akinade have put pen to paper ahead of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division campaign. The signings of Héry and Akinade bring the total number of players now signed to Alan Reynolds' squad to twelve. Former French U18 midfielder Héry had a breakthrough year at Limerick in 2017, establishing himself as one of the first names on the team sheet under Neil McDonald, clocking up 28 league appearances.

A product of the youth academy at Paris St. Germain, he went on to play in England for Sheffield Wednesday, Rochdale, Carlisle United and Accrington Stanley before emerging as one of the top midfield talents in the League of Ireland during 2017

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Tuesday, 14th November 2017

Munster Cross Country medals won

Galbally Co Tipperary was the venue on Sunday last for a Munster Cross Country Championship fixture and Waterford athletes did very well in the under age section,winning several individual and team medals. Best performance of the day came from Matteo Mary Waterford AC as he won the u17 title very impressively, brother and sister Eoin and Caoimhe Prendergast West Waterford were not far behind him as both finished second in their races under 9 and u 13 respectively in large fields, Anna O'Connor Waterford was third in the under 19 grade, one place in front of her twin sister Anna, other fourth placings went to Hugo Blair Waterford u 19, Una O'Brien Tramore u 17,David Gaffney u 11 and Tommy Fennell u 15 both West Waterford and Rory Fennell a twin brother of Tommy was 5th

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Tuesday, 14th November 2017

2018 Season Ticket details announced

With Premier Division football returning to Waterford next season for the first time in ten years, Waterford FC is delighted to announce the range of ticketing packages available to supporters including a special early bird offer in place until the 1st December 2017 at a 10% discount.

With an increase in the number of SSE Airtricity League games to be hosted at the RSC in 2018 and with the likes of Cork City, Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers coming to town, the demand for match tickets is expected to be high; so the purchase of a Season Ticket is the best way to ensure that you can follow the Blues at home, as they embark on a new and exciting campaign in the top division of Irish football.

Season Ticket prices in 2018 will range from just €75.00 up

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Tuesday, 14th November 2017

Gunners to launch on Munster

Sunday next will be a red letter day for both Waterford Senior Hurling Champions Ballygunner and their Limerick counterparts Na Piarsaigh. Both clubs enter the fray of Munster Senior Club Hurling final with a target of reclaiming the Provincial title and with it, to advance further in the All-Ireland competition. The Waterford club who won the championship in 2001 will be facing a team with a rich pedigree in recent years having annexed the title on the three previous occasions (2011, 2013, 2015) that they reached the final. Incidentally they beat the Waterford outfit in that 2015 decider 2-18 to 2-11, so it is fair to say that the Knockboy manager Fergal Hartley and his charges will be fully charged to reverse that result.

The Gunners go into this game on the back of a string of

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Andrew Connick first in Brickey 5 KM.

200 runners and 100 walkers took part in the 24th Annual Murray's Pharmacy, Dungarvan Brickey 5 Km run and walk near Bushy Park outside Dungarvan on Sunday last and the run was won by Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC in 15 minutes 45 seconds, Niall Sheil St Killian's Wexford was second in 16.02 and Raivis Zakis West Waterford was third 16.16. The first lady home was Lizzie Lee Leevale in 16.51,Kate Veale West Waterford was second in18.39 and Louise Morgan Ferrybank was third in 20.11. The first juniors were Jake Bagge Ferrybank in 17.07 and Aoife O'Neill unattached in 28.23. The proceeds go to Brickey Rangers Juvenile Club and it was race 1 of the Michael Roche Carpets Series.

Munster X Country Championships on Sunday

The Munster Juvenile Uneven Age u 9,11,13,15,17,19, boys and girls and Senior

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Blues bow out of Under 15 Elite League

After defeating Limerick the previous Wednesday to top their qualifying group the Waterford FC Under 15 team secured a home quarter-final game and they welcomed Athlone to the RSC on Saturday last. Hopes were high that they could repeat the display against the Shannonsiders but sadly they never hit the same heights and it was the midlanders who moved into the last four. That said the young Blues did have enough chances to win the game but they came up against a goalkeeper who was in superb form. This was a ``short'' and curtailed season before a fully scheduled list of fixtures will be put in place for 2018 and all concerned can be proud of what was achieved at this age group this season. Manager Franny Rockett said afterwards that he was

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Thursday, 9th November 2017

Stars weekend sees Gunner cross bridge

It was a superb weekend for Waterford hurling as five of our intercounty players were awarded All-stars and Senior hurling champions Ballygunner reached the Provincial Final with a courageous display against Sixmilebridge.

Walsh Park was the venue for the Munster Club Senior Hurling semi-final featuring Ballygunner and Clare kingpins Six milebridge. The men from the Banner were travelling high in confidence following a 1-20 to 1-14 win over Cloney/Quin in their domestic competition although they were forced to a replay following a 0-19 to 1-16 scoreline in the first fixture.

Sixmilebridge have been a force in Clare for a long number of years and this time it was no exception. With four senior panellists in their lineup there was little doubt but they would be a huge challenge for the Gunners, who incidentally had captured the Waterford

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    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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