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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Co Waterford's Francis Connors captured the 2013 Connolly's RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League title on Saturday last, as Banteer Gymkhana hosted the final round of the series. The record winning National Grand Prix League champion has been in incredibly consistent form throughout the season and despite being pushed all the way by league runner up Seamus Hayes, Connors ended the campaign with a comfortable winning margin.

The Kill Co Waterford native took maximum points with wins at Middleton, Newcastle West, and Limerick Show's while at each of the other eleven rounds of the 2013 Connolly's RED MILLS sponsored series, Connors was seldom outside the top three places.

Despite the fact that his current string of horses are all quite young by Grand Prix standards, Francis managed

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Brian Murphy wins 10km in city

The Hartley People / Munster Express 10 km in the city on Sunday last attracted an entry of over 500 and the easy winner was Brian Murphy Carrick on Suir in 33 minutes 19 seconds, Trevor Power Waterford AC was second in 33.55 and Graham Power Ferrybank AC third in 34.56 The ladies race was a much closer affair as Adele Walsh St Senan's was first home in 38.32, Susan Finn was second in 38.39 and Sylvia Malone was third in 39.04. The proceeds went to Waterford Hospice,. Andrew Connick Ferrybank finished 34 th in the Great North Run over the week end in a time of 1.09.02

Adamstown Cross Country

The first Open Cross Country meeting of the season was in Adamstown, Co. Wexford on Sunday last and athletes from Waterford Clubs competed there and got

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Champions dethroned!

The weekend of JJ Kavanagh Senior Hurling Championship action had somewhat of a surprise opening on Friday evening in Walsh Park as Ballygunner dumped reigning kingpins De La Salle out of the competition. Not showing any kind of form in their opening games the Knockboy outfit were, earlier in the championship, being dismissed in many quarters as potential outright winners. However, they now seem to have gained a new lease of life and their performances in the latter stages of the group games and their win over De La Salle has catapulted them to the head of the betting market.There was always going to be precious little between De La Salle and Ballygunner and there was a sizable crowd at the venue for the meeting of the city rivals. Precious little seperated the teams throughout with the accuracy of

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Tuesday, 17th September 2013

Bad week for Waterford Under 19 team

Waterford united 1 - 3 Shelbourne

Following an away win against Drogheda the previous weekend the Waterford Under 19 team looked forward to two home games last week at the RSC. On Wednesday they played Cork City and it looked as if they would take a point from that game because the teams were locked together at 2-2 with just six minutes remaining but seconds after the Blues had scored the equaliser the visitors from the banks of the Lee went straight up the field and netted what proved to be the winning goal.With a game at home to Shelbourne coming quickly on Saturday the players did not have time to feel sorry for themselves and all concerned were determined to get back to winning form against the Dubliners but sadly the home side came

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Waterford minors dig out

It may have taken over sixty years in coming but Waterford Minor Hurlers put to bed that long wait for an All-ireland win when they captured the Irish Press Cup at Croke Park on Sunday last. Opponents Galway have been regulars at this stage of the campaign over the last decade and manager Mattie Murphy has a very impressive record with Galway minor teams. Waterford under the management of Mount Sion clubman Sean Power have had a topsy turvey campaign thus far with defeat to Tipperary (2-18 to 1-15) in their opening round of the Provincial championship and again suffering defeat to Limerick in the Munster Final after a replay (1-20 to 4-8) having beaten both Clare and Cork on the way. However they never lost the belief and working hard they came through against Antrim and

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Title hopes sunk in Mervue

Mervue united 1 - 0 waterford united

Mervue United defeated Waterford United for a third time this season on Saturday last and as a result the Blues are now a massive eight points behind the leaders Athlone Town who beat Cobh Ramblers one nil. With Longford Town also winning, Waterford have now slipped back to third position and it would appear that a play-off position once again beckons for the local side. The team that began the game was the same as the one which defeated Longford the previous week but sadly the magic was missing on this occasion and it was a bitterly disappointed group of supporters and players which made the long journey home to Waterford on what was a wet and depressing day.

The home side started brightly as Gary Shanahan twice had efforts saved

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Waterford owners and riders dominate €45,000 Irish

Breeders Classic Final

Co. Waterford owner Declan Orphen saw his five year old gelding Araghbeg Clover, capture one of the richest prizes in Irish Show Jumping on Sunday last, by winning the €45,000 Irish Breeders Classic Final at Barnadown Stud in Co Wexford.

Ridden by Tipperary's Greg Broderick, Araghbeg Clover came out on top after a 7 horse jump-off to take the lucrative prize.

Waterford's Francis Connors finished in third place with Newmarket Clare Lady, just ahead of another Waterford rider Peter Moloney who took fourth place with Bonmahon Master Blue, a stallion who is owned by Richard and Francis Fitzgerald from Bonmahon Co Waterford.

Also at Barnadown, Greg Broderick was crowned Show Jumping Ireland National Grand Prix League champion for the second year in a row, winning two rounds at Coilog, coupled with further wins at Barnadown,

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Welcome back

Welcome back to all our players for the coming season. Club nights take place every Wednesday and Friday night from 8-10pm. The club are always looking for new members, so why not come along and give it a try. The club caters for all levels of ability from those who have played for many years to those who have not played before. For more information about the club contact Ian Gourlay 086-1557000.

Juvenile Badminton

Badminton for juvenile players will recommence on Wednesday September 25th and Friday September 27th.

Charity Mixed Doubles Tournament

UCC badminton club will host a charity mixed doubles tournament in aid of the Bubblegum Club on Sunday October 6th at the Mardyke Arena. This is sure to be a great day out in aid of a very worthy cause.

Well done

Well done to Stephen Walsh who took part in the Irish

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

The Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club annual fundraising event is scheduled for 11am on Sunday September 15th and the RNLI Helvick Lifeboat are the designated recipients.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to play in the beautiful Cunnigar Pitch & Putt Club located in Ringnascillogue, overlooking the Cunnigar and the Western Bay adjacent to Dungarvan Sports Centre" says Hon Press Sec Paddy Noonan.

The competition is kindly sponsored by the Park Hotel, Dungarvan and non members are most welcome to take part in this very worthwhile event for the RNLI the charity that saves lives at sea. Further info from (058) 24586; 087 054 9934; pro@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak26fe6139e86e89b6e8627fbb03f4edd9').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy26fe6139e86e89b6e8627fbb03f4edd9

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Wednesday, 11th September 2013

Abbygail Wood from Deise Animal Sanctuary was organiser and who also works for Tramore Surf Shop had the idea after vet John from Ani-Pets suggested we take her puppy, Bosco, who had hip problems, swimming to help rehabilitate his back legs. Bosco got to love swimming and during the summer when the weather was nice Abigail decided to try him on a surfboard - he had a blast, others quickly joined in and it was felt that it might be a great way to raise money for the charity.

Bernie from Tramore Surf Shop and School got involved and offered free use of her equipment and shop to run the event from, she also helped with the promotion. All funds raised on the day went to the charity. Tramore Surf School also provided

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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