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Wednesday, 21st August 2013

seniors take breather/ 19s off to dublin

Waterford United's seniors have a weekend off this weekend, as the next round of the FAI Cup takes place, the Blues having lost out to Sligo Rovers in the previous round. With six vital games remaining in the league a bit of a breather might be no bad thing, though, especially with second- placed Longford Town arriving to the RSC the following Friday, August 30th, for a truly crucial clash. The Under 19s are in action, however, as they travel to the capital to take on St Patrick's Athletic. At the moment the game is set for Richmond Park at 2.00pm this Saturday, August 24th, but anyone heading along should check the venue closer to the time, as it may yet change.

Best Of Luck Shammy!

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Wednesday, 21st August 2013

Four Team Tournament

Waterford City RFC held a 4 team tournament between ourselves, Kilfeacle RFC , Gorey RFC and Portarlington RFC, conditions were perfect for good running rugby and that's exactly what was delivered.

City v Gorey

Waterford came out of the blocks quickly in their 1st game and some early dominance from the pack and good game management from half backs Fintin Purcell and Sean Stafford allowed for a solid platform.

City were dominating in the scrum and Simon O Hara marked his return in a City jersey with a try off a pushover scrum. City extended their lead with a penalty 5mins later to take it to 10- 0. The 2nd half began with Gorey starting to put pressure on but City's defence held firm with some big hits from Nicky Jacob and Michael

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Carnival atmosphere on Tramore Beach for the Munster Provincial "Nipper" Lifesaving Championships

Young "Nipper" Lifesavers from around Munster descended on Tramore Beach last Saturday morning, 10th August for the Munster Provincial Lifesaving Championships. The event was hosted by the Tramore Surf Lifesaving Club as part of Irish Water Safety's extensive programme to promote water safety amongst young children in Ireland.

The conditions on Tramore Beach, in front of T-Bay Surf Club, were ideal for the event. The winds were light, glorious sunshine reigned down and the waves were the perfect height for the competing athletes. Rows of multi-coloured tents lined the beach in front of T-Bay Surf Club, which provided colour and much needed shelter from the summer's sun.

The Championships showcased young swimmers aged eight to fourteen years as they demonstrated progressively introduced lifesaving skills

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Coffee Morning and Swimming Gala

The coffee morning sponsored by our club in aid of Waterford Hospice, and held on Sunday 4th August, was a resounding success. The fine morning brought out a huge crowd. Many brought deck chairs and the event became more like a garden party with participants scattered around the green area beside our cabin. Enough confectionery to stock about two shops was contributed, and consumed between 10.30am and 1.00pm. The amount collected at €1666 exceeded all expectations and was up €200 on 2012. Our grateful thanks to everyone who helped to make the morning a very enjoyable social occasion with such beneficial results for the Hospice.

In the afternoon the Swimming Gala took place. Again the weather played its part. As a result the turnout was well up on the past two years. In addition to the swimming

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Festival Of Racing In Full Swing

Topping the menu of racing over the weekend were heats and semi-finals of a number of sweepstakes over a variety of distances run in conjunction with the Track Supporters Club August Festival of Racing.

Upcoming Events

Friday August 16th

Benefit meeting for Bolger Family Tragedy Fund.

- 12 dog €800 Waterford Plumbing & Heating A2 (No Back graders allowed) 525 @ €20 (Non Members €30).

- 12 dog €800 Waterford Track Supporters Club Open 730 @ €20 (Non Members €30).

Saturday August 17th

- 12 dog €800 Scolari Me Daddy @ Stud A3 (Back graders allowed) Bitch Stake @ €20 (Non Members €30).

- 12 dog €800 O'Regan Family Memorial A1 (Back graders allowed) 550@ €20 (Non Members €30).

- 12 dog €800 Track Supporters A2 (Back graders allowed) Dual Distance 550-575 @ €20 (Non Members €30).

- Semi-finals of the Thomas The Tank @

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Ferrybank ladies contest League Final

The last big event of the track and field season in Ireland the National League Finals will be in Tullamore on Sunday next and Ferrybank AC will have a very strong team in the Women's Premier Final aiming to make a bold bid for honours. With athletes like Kelly Proper, Niamh Whelan, Cara Kennedy, Neasa and Sorcha Murphy and Niamh Ryan they have a very strong hand, they will however be without Jessie Barr and Niamh McNicol, both are unavailable.

All Ireland Masters

Saturday next in Tullamore is a very big day for the Master's athlete in Ireland men and women in many age groups as their All Ireland Track and Field Championships will be decided. There will be many from the Waterford area competing and the programme begins at 11 am and the full timetable is available

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Conor Meade stunner sinks Ramblers

waterford united 1 - 0 Cobh Ramblers Across the Back by Booter

Waterford United had to dig deep to beat Cobh Ramblers at the RSC on Friday night last. Having been held to a draw by the Co. Cork outfit back in April at the same venue and then carving out a hard-earned victory in St. Coleman's Park in June this was never going to be a stroll in the park for the Blues and that is exactly how things panned out.

The team showed two changes from the one which beat Salthill Devon 4-1 the previous week. Craig Hyland replaced Chip Sanders in goal and Gavin Kavanagh came in for Seamus Long in the centre of defence. Long has now departed the club after almost five seasons to take up a teaching position in the UK and his

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Blues Face Tough Trek To Northwest

Waterford United's title race is very much back on after recent results, with a stunning Conor Meade strike giving the Blues another vital three points against his old club Cobh Ramblers last Friday night. Unfortunately Longford did not do us any favours against local rivals Athlone in the El Classico derby the following night, and so Roddy Collins' men sit five points clear of the Blues and the other Town, a sizeable gap but far from insurmountable with seven games to go. United will need to keep their unbeaten run going, however, and a tough task awaits at Finn Harps, where three points are never easy to come by. The Blues are one of only two sides to win at Ballybofey already this year, though, and will be aiming to become the only ones to

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

Cats licked . . . at last

The monkey is finally off the back as the Sean Power managed Waterford minor hurling team got the better of their neighbours and great rivals Kilkenny on a 2-12 to 0-16 scoreline in an enthralling All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday last. For the first time a Deise minor team has reached the decider since 1992 and how sweet was the victory. Kilkenny as Leinster champions were slight favourites to win this encounter and with their record at Headquarters, it was going to take a enormous effort from the Deise lads to secure that September appearance. Waterford had already lost two championship games through this campaign with defeat to Tipperary in their opening outing and in the Munster Final against Limerick following a replay. Incidentally the Limerick encounter was and still is a

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Wednesday, 14th August 2013

HRI News & reviews

Lordan has day to remember at The Curragh

Wayne Lordan had one of the most memorable days of his career at the Curragh on Sunday, riding a valuable double that was highlighted by his win on Sudirman in the featured Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes. Trained by David Wachman, the son of Henrythenavigator hit the front inside the final furlong and gamely prevailed by 1/2-length. Lordan's double was completed in the Paypal Supporting Irish Autism Action Phoenix Sprint Stakes, with him riding the Eddie Lynam-trained Slade Power to an authoritative 1 1/2 lengths victory. Aidan and Joseph O'Brien were also in double form, teaming up with Terrific to win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden and Tapestry to win the Group 2 Friarstown Stud Debutante Stakes.

Un Beau Roman the star at Downpatrick

Without doubt the most impressive performance

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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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