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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

salthill 1 - 2 waterford united Across the Back by Booter

Despite having to play second fiddle to Salthill Devon for long periods, Waterford United reeled off their second win on the trot when they came back home from Galway with a vital win on Friday night last. The game was poor standard-wise, but a brace of goals from Paudie Quinn made the long journey home a happy one for the loyal band of supporters who made the trip to the west.

The hosts almost took the lead on 18 minutes when Brian Gaffney rose high to meet a corner kick taken by Derek O'Brien but Michael Coady kicked the ball off the line. Waterford took the lead on 21 minutes when Darragh Walshe displayed good footwork before firing in a shot which the Salthill Devon goalkeeper could only parry and when the

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

late strike nets blues another three points

It took until the third minute of injury time, but Paudie Quinn's second strike of the night at the Drom Soccer Park earned the Blues a priceless second three points in a row, and begins their climb up the table towards the business end. On the back foot for a lot of the second half, United nevertheless kept themselves in the game, and were ready to ruthlessly take the vital opportunity when it presented itself. With confidence slowly growing, another testing tie is in the offing when Cobh Ramblers arrive at the RSC this Friday, and a third win on the spin would surely signal a turnaround of the team's fortunes, and see them re-establish their title challenge. Much rests on this key game on Friday night!

Sunday Cup Date For MSC Semi

After Friday's League

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Battle of Marengo impresses at Leopardstown

The powerful combination of Aidan and Joseph O'Brien took centre stage at Leopardstown on Sunday, teaming up to complete a treble that was highlighted by the win of Battle Of Marengo in the Group 3 P. W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes. The son of Galileo was considered a leading Epsom Derby prospect going into the race and he didn't disappoint, leading over a furlong out and drawing away to score by 1 3/4 lengths. The O'Brien's other stakes success came in the Listed Heritage Stakes, with Declaration Of War stamping himself as a Group 1 prospect by running out the impressive 2 1/2 lengths victor. The O'Brien treble was completed in the concluding Leopardstown Club Members Handicap, with Justification getting up close home to prevail by 3/4-length.

Fiery Oscar Bolts Up At Tramore

The Like Tramore Racecourse

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Marshals Goddess Stormed To Victory

Topping the bill last Saturday night was the final of the Alan Walsh and Track Supporters Club sponsored Doctor Morrissey Coursing bred sprint event. After heavy rain conditions on the night were very testing with the going rated . 20 slow for the standard trip races with the sole sprint contest rated sand.

In the sprint decider it was all to play for on the run to the opening turn and while Mr Matt poked his head in front near the first turn it was 2/1 shot Marshals Goddess (Musical Time-Marshals Pearl) who swept into the lead on the wide outside. Drawing clear up the home stretch 'Marshals' went on to account for Ono Society by all of five lengths in 18. 46. The winner is owned by Marie Roche whose late mother and father Ann and

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Butlerstown 10KM Road Race on Friday

The Annual Butlerstown 10 KM Road Race will be staged on this Friday April 19 th with a 7 pm start near the Holy Cross Lounge a few miles outside Waterford City on the old Waterford to Cork Road. Entries wil be taken at the Butlerstown GAA Centre nearby from 5. 45 pm and it is race 2 of the Ger Wyley/ Nike Sports Summer Series.

Road Races

Races listed for this Sunday next April 21 st are Wexford Half Marathon and 10 KM at 10. 30 am, contact 086 3060890 and 10 miles in Cobh again at 10. 30 am, contact 087 9863805. The London Marathon is also on Sunday morning.

Leevale Sports

Lots of athletes from clubs in Waterford are expected to compete in the Leevale Open Sports in Cork this weekend. On Saturday its the junior

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Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Waterford Duathlon

Weather conditions were not kind to the racers in this year’s Waterford Duathlon, with 79 competitors braving the elements to toe the line outside Butlerstown GAA Centre on Saturday morning. The race consisted of a 5km run, followed by a three lap cycle totalling 20km, finished off with a 3km run. Aubrey Storey of Waterford Triathlon Club battled the wet and windy conditions to give a dominant performance, leading the race from gun to tape. He was pushed hard in the first run by junior competitor Damon Crowley of WTC, who went on to post the day’s fastest split time in the second run. However, on the bike,

Carrick Tri Club’s Gerard O’Loughlin’s racebest split of 32:40 for the 20k meant he left T2 just seconds behind Storey for the second run.


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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Galway end Waterford interest

It was a make or break game for both Waterford and Galway on Sunday last in the Allianz National Hurling League as the winner would claim a place in the knockout semi-final stage while for the loser it was the end of the road and worse still, could potentially place them in a relegation dogfight. Waterford sat on top of the league with victories over Clare and Tipperary and a draw with Cork e ensuring that anything other than a loss would, on the head to head, put them in the semi-final. For Galway it was simple, a win and the would progress. After the late late show against Tipperary the previous week there was real anticipation within the local followers, allied to our recent good record against the Tribesmen, that we could get the required result

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Southeast League

Waterford Orienteering Club will host a Southeast league event at Tramore on Sunday 7th April. Start times from 11 to 1 at the usual location. Please email the organiser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak97306c4f997d98ffe0fc6538efd78fde').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy97306c4f997d98ffe0fc6538efd78fde = 'wato2' + '@'; addy97306c4f997d98ffe0fc6538efd78fde = addy97306c4f997d98ffe0fc6538efd78fde + 'eircom' + '.' + 'net'; var addy_text97306c4f997d98ffe0fc6538efd78fde = 'wato2' + '@' + 'eircom' + '.' + 'net';document.getElementById('cloak97306c4f997d98ffe0fc6538efd78fde').innerHTML += ''+addy_text97306c4f997d98ffe0fc6538efd78fde+''; if you plan to bring a group to ensure that there are plenty of maps. A huge thanks to all club members who helped run the Munster Primary and Secondary

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

wexford y ouths 2 - 1 waterford united Across the Back by Booter

Waterford United's season took another turn for the worse in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday last and now they are propping up the table beside SD Galway. One point from a possible twelve tells it's own story. Next up is a visit from Athlone Town, who are managed by Roddy Collins and that is going to be another tough game for a team which lacks spirit at the moment.

The Blues could have went in front after seven minutes when Seamus Long played a ball out to the left for Paul Quilty, who laid the ball back to the edge of the penalty area for Paudie Quinn but his cheeky right-footed effort was magnificently tipped over the crossbar by Wexford Youths keeper Graham Doyle.

Waterford were celebrating the lead goal less than

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Cork athlete wins in the city

Three hundred and fifty competed in the 5 miles run and walk in the city on Sunday morning last in aid of the Irish Cancer Society in very cold conditions. Alan O'Shea from Bantry who disputed the lead for most of the way with Sandis Bralitis West Waterford pulled away in the final half mile to win in a time of 26 minutes 19 seconds, Bralitis was second in 26.39 and Frank Quinlan Waterford AC third in 27.39. First lady home was Angela McCann Clonmel in 31.10, Sylvia Malone Waterford AC was second in 31.38 and Mags Kirwan Bolger do was third. in 32.05.

WIT/ Waterford AC 5km

This Friday April 5th at 7 pm the 3 rd Annual WIT.Waterford AC 5 km Road Race is at the WIT Campus Carriganore on the outskirts of Waterford City.

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Letters to the Editor


    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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