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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Ten man Super Blues rock Athlone

Athlone town 0 - 1 waterford united

Athlone Town have been trying to beat Waterford United on their home patch since 2000 but they just simply cannot match the Blues no matter how hard they try. On Friday night last in Athlone, Waterford were reduced to ten player after only 35 minutes but still the hosts could not get the better of a team who were managed on this occasion by David Breen.

Paul Quilty scored the only goal of an entertaining match on what was a glorious evening in the midlands. The Blues goalkeeper Craig Hyland produced a brilliant save from Philly Gorman on 7 minutes and Hyland displayed his class once again on 24 minutes when he turned away a great effort from Ian Sweeney.

The Blues did launch an attack after 28 minutes when Jack

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Blues Welcome League Champions To RSC

Waterford United welcome high-flying Sligo Rovers to the RSC this coming Saturday night for their FAI Ford Cup second round tie, kicking off at 7.00pm. In what is surely the tie of the round, the Blues take on the Bit o' Red who are defending league Champions, and have won the Cup in two of the past three seasons. With United producing their two best performances of the season in the last two games though, it sets the scene for a bit of Cup magic, so do please get yourself there to cheer the lads on to the next round! Please note that the game is ticket only, and tickets will be available on the night outside the ground, where you can purchase them before entering the turnstiles. Tickets will also be available from John

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Francis Connors Lands Connolly's Red Mills Munster Grand Prix At Middleton Show By Brian Hennessy

Francis Connors claimed his first Grand Prix win of the season at Middleton Show in Co Cork on Sunday, in what was the third round of the ever exciting Connolly's RED MILLS Munster Grand Prix League. Thirteen of the forty-four starters made it into the jump-off, with six managing a double clear round and none were faster than record winning national Grand Prix champion Francis Connors, who was suitably pleased with his days work,

"I'm delighted with how the mare (Uskerty Diamond Lady) went today, she has been knocking on the door for a while and today it was her turn. The jump off ended up very fast, Darragh Ryan was especially quick with Miss Souri. I

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Fifteen WTC members made the long trek down to Valentia Island in Kerry last weekend to compete in the National Series sprint distance triathlon. This normally involves a 750 metre open swim from the mainland to the island followed by a 20km cycle and a 5km run on the island. Unfortunately due to high winds and low temperatures the swim was cancelled and replaced with a 3km run. Although a lot of people weren't very happy that the triathlon was changed to a duathlon, the decision was made on safety grounds and everyone respected the officials' decision. The first 3km run was started in five separate waves so athletes wouldn't know their final position until the end of the race.

The first run was a flat out and back with some very quick times for the 3km. Ned Power and Chris

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

All About Ya cruised to victory

Topping the menu of racing on offer last Saturday night was the final of the Fundraising Meetings A2 Stake. Mooncoin based trainer Peter Cronin dominated this competition from the outset and duly sent out the first two home in the final. After an impressive semi-final performance the Willie Rigney owned All About Ya (Kinloch Brae-Bluebell Fantasy) was despatched as the 2/5 hot pot and did not disappoint cruising to a smooth success in an excellent 28.45. While Chapel St Flyer trapped in front from trap five All About Ya eased his way into a first bend lead. It was plain sailing for the jolly thereafter as he cruised to a facile five lengths win over kennel mate Ille Desire.

Upcoming Events

Friday May 31st

Celebrity soccer match (Waterford United Legends team versus League Of Ireland selection) at 6pm

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

All Ireland Schools Finals on Saturday

Tullamore is the venue on Saturday next for the AVIVA All Ireland Secondary Schools Track and Field Finals and many athletes from Waterford schools boys and girls will be competing in various grades. Several of them are expected to challenge for titles. It will be a very long day of competitions and full programme of events and timetable will be on Athletics Ireland website. We wish all athletes from the county the very best and that all will enjoy the experience.

Munster Senior and Masters

All the leading athletes in the province will be out on Sunday next at the Munster Senior and Masters Track and Field Championships in Cork IT grounds. Lots of Waterford athletes men and women will be among them and again it is

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Clare in the sights

The Waterford Senior Hurlers continued their Munster Championship build up with a challenge game against Limerick at the superbly appointed Mallow GAA Centre on Friday last. With the Clare game now just a week away this was the opportunity for the Deise management team under Michael Ryan to "blow away any cobwebs" that might linger while also give game-time to a number of players trying to establish a place in the starting fifteen. In the event Waterford did come out on top by three points while also running up a very impressive tally of 2-30 to 3-24 to the men from the Treatystone. The current wellbeing of the deise squad was further emphasised by the fact that no fewer than eleven players got themselves on the scoresheet with Ballygunner clubman Pauric Mahoney leading the way with an

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Inter-Firms

The 34th Castleview Inter-Firms Tournament is now in its 2nd week with some great tennis nightly from 6pm. Whether you are a player or a supporter come down to the Clubhouse and enjoy the tennis and much more (food and refreshments every evening). With the completion of the first stages, there promise to be some tough battles on court over the coming days. The finals will be held on Saturday next followed by the presentation of prizes. All welcome!

Membership

Membership fees for 2013-2014 are now due for renewals and new members. To be in with a chance to win back your annual subscription, please submit your fee to a committee member by 30th May 2013. The draw to find out who gets a free subscription the coming year will take place on June 1st, at the Inter-firms presentation of prizes.

Open Week

Causeway

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Tuesday, 28th May 2013

Beginners & Underage league

In the week where Iverk produce Carrick Wheelers members, old and new won stages of the An Post Rás, 33 stars of the future signed on for week 2 of the beginners & underage league. This hugely popular league is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Ó Ceallacháin's Bar & Bistro Carrick-on Suir and support of the South Tipperary Sports Partnership.

Three girls and 3 boys took to the line in the 1 lap event. After a closely fought race it was Nathan Huntenberg who just edged out Chloe Hawkins and Conor Hogan for the win. They were followed closely home by Christopher Maher, Aoife Hickey and Caoimhe Flynn. Well done to all.

The 3 lap race was a much more tactical affair and the riders rode hard to make the most of the time handicaps given to

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Kerry made to work hard for win

The Waterford Minor Footballers travelled to the Kingdom last week for the Munster Minor Football semi-final and although beaten they came away with heads held high. This was a game where the pundits were giving the Deise very little chance against a Kerry outfit of which much is expected. That said Waterford while playing second fiddle for much of the game did have opportunities and belied their outsider tag with a determined display which saw the visitors make a real game of it. Kerry opened with the wind at their back but two points from Waterford's Conor Gleeson showed that this John Kiely outfit were certainly not going to be rolled over. The Kingdom, so called aristocrats of football got a huge breakthrough at midway of the half when the very impressive Jack Sauvage

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