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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Second Annual WLRfm Waterford Viking Marathon on

Waterford City and its environs as well as the main Tramore Road, Outer Ring Road and Tramore itself and its environs will come alive on Saturday next for the second Annual WLRFM Waterford Viking Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay with the three events all starting near City Hall at 9 am sharp. 2000 will be participating including entries from the USA, Poland, Australia, Germany the UK but the majority ar from all over Ireland including Olympian Pauline Curley with a huge local entry also and many will run for various charities local an national while the proceeds from the events will be shared between the Waterford Alzheimer Society and Waterford Hospice. Traffic restrictions and road closures will be in place and all can be

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Blues back in action (thankfully) on Friday

Last week was yet another traumatic week for Waterford United, something that has become the norm in recent times. The season began with the appeal to the FAI against Dundalk F.C. The local club claimed that Michael Rafter was not eligible to play in the play-off game between the two clubs, but the hearing found in favour of the Co Louth club. Next up was the Gary Dunphy affair and again WUFC came out on the wrong side of that particular issue. The real bombshell came last week when the former manager, Stephen Henderson claimed that he had not received his compensation, a hefty five figure sum which he was awarded following a court hearing back in December and as a result a petition to wind up the club had been made by Henderson

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

League Action Returns With Visit Of Harps

After a pretty eventful mid-season break, and the excitement of a Munster Senior Cup victory jus before that, the main event returns this Friday the the RSC (KO 7.45pm), as Finn Harps arrive back on Suirside to start the second half of the season. The Blues have rallied under the interim management team, and have climbed to fourth spot, within two points of second placed Athlone Town, and only eight behind the leaders Longford Town, whose lead has begun to look a little less insurmountable after the last weekend of action. United will be looking to make it four league wins on the trot as they attempt to close that gap and mount a second half charge as they did last year. As ever, your support in this is crucial, so please do all

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Also, a limited amount of tickets are still available for the Manchester United friendly at the RSC in July, from John Ryan's shop on Patrick Street, and from the online shop on the club website. The price remains the same at €30, but note that all of the kids tickets have long since sold out.

Club Lotto Above Five Figures

There was no jackpot winner in the recent club lotto draw, so the top prize rools over again, to an impressive €10,500, for the next draw on July 3rd. Through the mid-season break, and all year round the lotto is the only regular source of funding for the club, and you can really help the Blues along by playing online from the club website, or grabbing a ticket from any of our usual sellers from John Ryan's shop on Patrick St, or

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

Breen completes second Irish outing in Donegal

There was a sad end to Craig Breen's Donegal International Rally exploits as his Suirway Forklifts sponsored Mk2 Escort ground to a halt on the road section out to the first stage this morning. Breen was lying in 5th position in the National category (2 Wheel Drive) with just the final six stages remaining when a faulty relay side-lined his adventure.

This brings an end to Craig's two planned Irish outings at the wheel Escort. He had a non-finish in Killarney at the Rally of the Lakes in May and again this weekend hard luck was on his side in Donegal But this was not about gaining results! The emphasis of Craig's appearance on both events was to showcase the Waterford driver's talents to his home fans during this year as he is the reigning

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Tuesday, 25th June 2013

World Famous Olympic Course Designer Mike Etherington Smith launches

Horse Trials and Festival for Waterford

Olympic Equestrian Course Designer Mike Etherington Smith visited the Camphire Estate in Cappoquin Co. Waterford this week in preparation for the Camphire International Horse Trials and Festival which will take place this year from the July 26 to 28.

Details of the 2013 three day trails and festival programme have now been unveiled. Competitions at three, two and one star levels will be included in the International programme and Mr Etherington-Smith will once again design the CIC*** track. Several of the Irish high performance squads will use Camphire as part of their selection process and in particular the Junior and Young rider squads will be required to run in the CIC**YR class.

This year's Festival offers something for everyone and includes a host

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Banana Skin

The draw for the Preliminary round of the hurling qualifers will see Waterford face Offaly with the game taking place on Saturday next 22nd June in O'Connor Park, Tullamore. On any given day the men from the midlands can be a real handful, and being first "out of the hat" gave them home advantage for this tie. The performance of the Ollie Baker managed outfit against Kilkenny in their Leinster quarter final game epitomised the way the county can lift their performance in the championship completely belying their Alliance National League Division Two status. For long periods against the all-conquering Cats there was very little between the sides. Offaly did manage what most teams fail to do against Brian Cody's Kilkenny and that is to score four goals in a championship outing. Perhaps a warning of their potential firepower.

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Super Blues close in on top three

cobh ramblers 0 - 2 waterford united

Managerless Waterford United reeled off their third league win on the trot when two Ben Ryan penalties gave them victory against a poor Cobh Ramblers team on a bumpy St Colemans Park pitch on Saturday night last. Longford still lead with 28 points, Athlone have 23 points and Wexford Youths have banked 22. The Blues have moved on to 21 points and are very much back in the promotion picture once again.

It was Ryan who almost gave the visitors a third minute lead after good work down the right saw Conor Whittle, making his league debut for the Blues, swing in a deep cross but Ryan's looping header came crashing back off the crossbar much to the relief of Ramblers keeper Robert Birdsall.

Birdsall was called on three minutes

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Donegal International Rally Event Preview

Unfinished Business for Breen in the Mk2 Escort

FIA European Rally Championship title contender Craig Breen takes to Irish roads again next weekend at the renowned Donegal International Rally for the second of his planned two event outings in the Suirway Forklifts/Farm Machinery Mk2 Escort

In April it was announced that Craig would take part in both the Cartell.IE International Rally of the Lakes on 3-5 of May and the Topaz Donegal International Rally on 21-23 of June, competing in the national section of both events driving a class 13 Mk11 Escort owned and sponsored by James Coleman of Suirway Forklifts & Suirway Farm Machinery.

Breen gave a scintillating display of sideways action over the opening day's stages in the kingdom but his performance was cut prematurely short with engine failure early on

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Wednesday, 19th June 2013

Lee Completes Treble at Cork

Billy Lee had a day to remember at Cork on Sunday, completing the first treble of his career. The pick of his wins undoubtedly came in the featured Listed Midsummer Sprint Stakes, with him riding the Tommy Stack-trained Cape Of Approval to an impressive 1 3/4 lengths victory. Stack also provided Lee with the winner of the concluding corkracecourse.ie Maiden, with him riding Overland Express to a hard-fought 1/2-length success. Lee had got off the mark in the opening Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Maiden, riding the David Wachman-trained Remember You to prevail by an authoritative length.

Lynam Completes Brace at Limerick

Eddie Lynam was the star performer at Limerick on Saturday evening, with the charismatic trainer completing a double that included the featured Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies & Mares Handicap with Pearl Of

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    The Winter OlympicsAlthough Ireland has more than it's fair share of athletes competing in the forthcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in South Korea there will be very few people in the country who will be disappointed if they don't come back with a slew of medals. For a country that goes into meltdown when we get some few inches of snow every decade or so it's even amazing that we've got any athletes going to the Winter Olympics at all!The Winter Olympics just really aren't our thing, we're n …

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