Thursday, 22nd March 2018
Social media Waterford Today on Twitter Waterford Today on Facebook

Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Irish-trained horses dominated the finish of the Group 3 bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown on Friday, with the Patrick Prendergast-trained Sugar Boy leading home a 1-2-3 for the Irish raiders. Given an excellent front-running ride by Chris Hayes, the son of Authorized battled very gamely indeed to score by a head from the Aidan O'Brien-trained Eye Of The Storm, with the David Wachman-trained Galileo Rock a further €-length back in third.

Upcoming Fixtures

Ballinrobe – Tuesday 30th April (First Race 5:25)

Tipperary – Wednesday 1st May (First Race 4:30)

Tipperary – Thursday 2nd May (First Race 4:30)

Kilbeggan – Friday 3rd May (First Race 6:20)

Dundalk – Friday 3rd May (First Race 6:20)

Limerick – Saturday 4th May (First Race 2:10)

Sligo – Sunday 5th May (First Race 2:30)

Limerick – Sunday 5th May (First Race 2:10)

Down Royal – Monday 6th May (First Race TBC)

Curragh – Monday 6th May

Read More »

Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Waterford Pair Land Weekend Highlight's At Louth County Show

Waterford's Paddy O'Donnell claimed the opening round of the TRM/Horseware Premier Series at the Horseware Louth County Show on Sunday last.

Riding Harristown Princess, O'Donnell finished ahead of former World Champion Dermott Lennon and Vampire in second with Alexander Butler and Riverside Ace finishing third.

A day earlier on Saturday, another Co Waterford rider Tholm Keane came out on top in the opening leg of the TRM/Horseware National Grand Prix League at the same venue.

Keane was riding Ronan Tynan's Warrenstown You 2, with Dermott Lennon second with Hallmark Elite and Edward Doyle third with Samgemjee.

Read More »

Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Waterford to Tramore Road Race on Saturday

The longest standing road race in this area takes place next Saturday evening May 4th at 7pm from near City Hall, The Mall Waterford City. Its the Blue Wall Technology sponsored 44th Annual Paddy Flanagan Memorial Road Race Waterford to Tramore the third race in the Ger Wyley Sports Summer Series.Entries will be taken in The Foyer at the Theatre Royal at City Hall from 5.45 pm. Athletes please note that this is just a one way race and make sure you have arrangements to get your vehicle to Tramore or to arrange a lift back to Waterford after the race. Changing and showers plus refreshments in the Tramore GAA Centre after the race.

Munster titles won

At Cork IT Track on Sunday last athletes from Waterford fared very well at the Munster Championship fixture. In

Read More »

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

GAA notes by The Villager

The Munster Minor Hurling Championship losers group game against Clare last week had to, unfortunately, be deferred due to the inclement weather conditions pertaining in the county. The decision in my view was the correct one as the wind lashed famed Fraher Field in Dungarvan. Players must be protected and if there is the slightest doubt about their safety due to the conditions, then, however harsh the decision, the game must not take place. The word on the grapevine, however reliable, was, that in the hour before throw-in there was a doubt about the fixture. Surely at that stage or even half an hour before throw-in, it would have been more sensible to advise patrons that there was a doubt instead of collecting admission at the stiles and then when the game was eventually cancelled not

Read More »

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

U14 Wildcats do the double!

The U14 Wildcats team travelled to O'Loughlins last Tuesday to play Old Leighlins from Carlow in the South Easterm Area Cup Final. Having already won the league with 12 wins out of 12 the team were determined to secure the double against a strong and physical Old Leighlins panel. A fantastic team performance saw the Wildcats run away with the game 37 to 15.

All Ireland Champions

Having won the league and cup the U14 Wildcats were selected to represent the Kilkenny & South East Area board in the All Ireland Club Championships. This competition brings together the best 12 club teams from all over Ireland. The Wildcats first group game was against Dublin champions Oblate Dynamos. After leading at half time the Wildcats let the Dynamos back into the game in the second half. An intense final

Read More »

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Vital points dropped

waterford united 0 - 0 cobh ramblers

Waterford United and Cobh Ramblers played out a dreadful game at the RSC on Friday night and not for the first time this season questions were asked about the ability of the Blues to launch a sustained promotion push this season. On this evidence they will not score the 60 plus goals to win the league, pure and simple. The fact that the visitors had central defender Brian Fitzgerald sent off after only 33 minutes added to the frustration of the home supporters.

Paul O'Brien made two changes from the Waterford side that beat Salthill Devon last weekend with Kevin O'Connor and Jack Doherty coming into the line-up, but there was little to cheer for the home fans in an opening half that was bereft of ant real creativity and severely lacked goal

Read More »

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

North Tipp Sprint

Eight WTC members travelled to Nenagh on Saturday to compete in Nenagh Triathlon Clubs annual sprint distance triathlon. It was a pool based triathlon with some 250 competitors completing 30 lengths of the pool (750m), a 20km bike out to Toomevara and back, finished off with a 5km run on undulating country roads. It was a National Series race with valuable points on offer and a top class field chasing them.

The rain stayed away and the sun even shone sporadically. First three club members home were Shane Scadding in 1:04:24, finishing in 11th place overall winning his age group, Eoin Lyons finished 13th in 1:05:01 and David Devine finished 21st in 1:07:34. Other WTC members to finish a great race include Paul 'Pio' Wyse 1:08:20, who also won his age group, Stephen Walter 1:12:59, Bernard Keane 1:13:56, John

Read More »

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

North Tipp Sprint

Section D County Mixed League Final

Dunmore 1 played Lismore in the Section D final in Lady Lane on Thursday 11th April. Dunmore had the better start with Peter Fleming and Katherine McNamara both winning their singles matches. Lismore took the Men's Doubles but Dunmore pairing Aine Morrissey and Jemma Fitzpatrick held on to win the Ladies Doubles in three sets. At this stage the score was 3-1 to Dunmore and we needed to win only one of the three Mixed Doubles to take the title. Unfortunately, the three Lismore mixed pairings proved too strong and Dunmore lost out by the narrowest of margins. Best of luck to Lismore who will now represent Waterford in the Munster Club Championships in UL on Sunday 20th April. Dunmore Team – Anthony Feicks, Peter Fleming, Barry Cantwell (C), Jackie Dunne, Aine Morrissey

Read More »

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Munster Junior and U23 Championships on Sunday

Cork IT Track is the venue on Sunday next for the Munster Junior and u 23 Championships as well as the Juvenile Combined Events. A very long days competition will begin at 9.30 am and full programme is on Munster Athletics website. Lots of athletes from Waterford clubs will compete at the fixture and we expect many successes.

Secondary Schools Championships in Kilkenny

Originally fixed for the RSC the Waterford Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships go ahead in Kilkenny this Thursday April 24th and the East Munster Girls is transferred to Templemore on May 1st.

Three Counties Road Race Series begins

On Friday next April 25 th the first race in the Outfield Sports Series goes ahead in Faugheen four miles from Carrick on Suir at 7.30 pm. Its the Bobby Fitzgerald Accounting 5km a new race

Read More »

Tuesday, 16th April 2013

Going to the dogs

It will probably be "house full" signs at Kilcohan Greyhound Stadium on Saturday 18th May at 7pm. as supporters of Waterford GAA gather for a fund raising venture in aid of County teams training. Many of the stars of Waterford hurling and football will be in attendance with a real novel event during proceedings which will see players from the two senior teams in opposition. Now that should really carry some intense rivalry and maybe a little cheating from what I hear. With all benefits of the night going directly to the training fund it is the ideal opportunity for young and old to have a good night's entertainment knowing that you are helping the team's prepare for their upcoming campaigns. Admission tickets are E10 with family tickets available E20 which gives admission to two adults and

Read More »


Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

    read more »

Weekly Poll