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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Blues lose two points

Waterford United 1 - 1 Longford Town

Had Waterford United won on Friday night last they would have closed the gap on Longford to just five points. The fact that Mervue United were held to a draw by Salthill Devon it would also have meant that the Blues would now be in second place, level with Mervue on 14 points but a late goal scored by Longford meant that Paul O'Brien's team had to settle for a point and as a result they remain eight points behind the midlanders. It was a cruel goal to concede, but in fairness the visitors did deserve a point. David O'Sullivan was the player who scored the Longford goal, his 10th of the season . He pounced to knock home a free kick taken by the former Manchester United player Keith Gillespie.


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Tuesday, 7th May 2013

Everyone at the club was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Willie Moran last week. Alongside his job as school principal in Tramore, Willie found the time to make a truly immense contribution to football at all levels, locally and nationally. His list of roles include: founder member of Tramore AFC, Secretary of the Waterford Schoolboys League, Secretary and Chairman of the SFAI, and Secretary here at Waterford United. He was a pioneer of underage football and youth development in the region, and a brilliant administrator. Our deepest sympathies, from all at the club, go to the Moran family - including brother Ray who served the Blues so well as assistant manager in recent years, and to Willie's many friends and colleagues, at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Blues Head Into The West Once Again


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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Sparring Is Over

This coming weekend will see the opening fixtures in the JJ Kavanagh Senior Hurling championship and it certainly throws up some mouthwatering ties. For the last number of months the clubs of the county have been preparing hard and with county leagues, tournaments allied to their own training regime they are fit and ready for the trials ahead. The championship is divided into two groups of six teams. each team will play the other five in the group and this will eventually determine whether a club progresses to the knockout stages or falls into the dreaded relegation net. Group One will begin on Saturday 4th with reigning champions De La Salle facing Ballyduff Upper in Fraher Field at 7.30pm. The reigning kingpins are a very strong and talented outfit with many of their panel already gracing the intercounty

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Super win for Blues in Ballybofey

finn harps 0 - 1 Waterford united Across the Back by Booter

A fine headed goal from Paudie Quinn gave Waterford United a deserved victory against Finn Harps at Ballybofey on Friday night last as Paul O'Brien's side extended their unbeaten run to four games in a game that the Blues showed a fantastic workrate throughout. Next up for the Blues is a home game against Longford Town this Friday. The midlanders are eight points in front of Waterford and this is a must win game for the local side if they wish to remain in touch with Tony Cousins men. Slowly but surely, Waterford are getting to grips with the challenge and hopefully they can continue to add to their good form this Friday.

Finn Harps had

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Weld doubles-up at Gowran Park

Dermot Weld took centre stage at Gowran Park on Sunday, completing a double that included the featured Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes with Caponata. The promising four-year-old had to work hard for her victory, with We'll Go Walking pushing her very hard, but Pat Smullen's mount emerged on top by 1/2-length. That completed a double for Weld and Smullen, as they had already combined with Lucky Kitten to win the http://www.gowranpark.ie Handicap by a comfortable 3 1/4 lengths.

Mullins again imperious at Punchestown

The final day of the Punchestown Festival on Saturday went much the same way as the previous two days had, with utter domination from Champion Trainer Willie Mullins. This time he completed a treble that included both Grade 1 contests on the card, with Glens Melody securing a cosy

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Wednesday, 1st May 2013

Ruby Walsh was the man to follow at Cork on Monday, with the leading jockey completing a double on the card. Ruby got off the mark in the opening July 12th BBQ Evening Beginners Chase, riding the Willie Mullins-trained Turban to a comfortable 4? lengths victory. The Walsh brace was secured in equally comfortable style in the Fathers Day June 16th Novice Handicap Hurdle, with him riding the Tony Martin-trained Living Next Door to a smooth six lengths success.

Racing News

Punchestown Festival A Roaring Success

The 2013 Punchestown Festival concluded on a massive high on Saturday with a bumper crowd bringing the overall event attendance to 101,745. The final day was AES Family day at the Co. Kildare track and this year it attracted 24,254 people of all ages from every corner of the country. This is the first time since 2008

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Letters to the Editor


    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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