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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Waterford AC Half Marathon another huge success.

Over 2,200 competed in the New Ireland Assurance Waterford AC Half Marathon on Saturday last in excellent conditions It was a very competitive race up front and for the last four miles three runners were disputing it, last years winner Sergei Ciobanu Clonliffe Hrs, last years third placer Paddy Hamilton Slieve Guillion Runners Co Armagh and Tom Hayes from Kilkenny City Hrs. Eventually Hamilton proved the stronger to win in 66 minutes 26 seconds, Ciobanu was second in 66.34 and Hayes third in 66.43 .Olympian Maria Mc Cambridge Dundrum Sth Dublin was a very impressive winner of the ladies section in 77.45, Fiona Kehoe Kilmore Co Wexford was second in 81.16 and Jacqui Carthy from the same club was third in 81.40. The following were the age category winners. Ladies; F 35 Lisa Mc

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

Stradbally edge thriller

Since the turn of the century both Stradbally and Nire have for the most part been to the forefront of the JJ Kavanagh sponsored Waterford Senior Football Championship. Fair to say that in that time both clubs have provided some superb entertainment not least when facing one another for the destination of the Conway Cup. On Sunday last both these clubs once again came face to face and, once again, the destination of the Conway Cup was the reward. Both teams came through their respective semi-finals with litle to spare. Reigning champions Nire beat An Rinn with a late late goal for a 3-8 to 2-10 victory while Stradbally on the road for title number nineteen, had a two point (0-13 to 0-11) win over neighbours Kilrossanty. In both instances the desire to win allied to that particular

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Wednesday, 6th December 2017

2018 SSE Airtricity League format confirmed

The fixtures for the 2018 SSE Airtricity League season will be released on December 19.

With 36 league games in the Premier Division season, next season will start on Friday, February 16th whilst the First Division season with 27 league games will kick-off a week later on Friday, February 23rd.

The President’s Cup will be contested by Dundalk and Cork City and will take place on Sunday, February 11th at Oriel Park.

In the First Division, the 2nd/3rd/4th placed clubs will go into the promotion/relegation play-offs at the end of the season. The team which finishes fourth will play the team which finishes third and the winner of that tie will face the team which finishes second. The winner of that tie will then play the team which finishes ninth in the Premier Division in the final promotion/relegation

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

National X Country medals won

Almost two thousand athletes from all over the 32 counties competed at the Irish Life Health All Ireland Cross Country Championships at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown on Sunday last including many from clubs in Waterford. Huge fields were the order of the day and in the juvenile championships the first twelve home in each race got medals.Best Waterford performer of the day was Aidan Burke Waterford AC who was 4th overall in the under 14 race,also from Waterford AC Órla O'Connor was 7 th u 18 and Matteo Mary 11 th u 16. In the girls under 18 and junior inter club races Waterford AC were second and Ferrybank AC were third,while in the Boys u 12 West Waterford were third club. In the Inter County team section Waterford girls were second under 18.

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Ardmore going for gold

Sunday next could prove a Red Letter Day for Ardmore GAA club as the Waterford Junior Hurling champions appear in the Provincial decider in Mallow against their Tipperary counterparts Ballybacon/ Grange. The men from the Big Strand have proven themselves imperious throughout the Provincial campaign with huge wins over St Patrick's of Limerick (4-20 to 0-11) and Bodyke of Clare (5-22 to 1-8) in the lead up to this final.

That said they must now continue their exhilarating form as they face a very strong outfit from the Premier county who themselves have overcome Kerry champions Kenmare rather comprehensively 5-24 to 1-4. Their semi-final saw them beat a St Catherine's (Cork) outfit who were expected to make a huge bid for outright honours but again it was Ballybacon/ Grange who were on the right side of the scoreboard

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Waterford held by Cork despite dominating

Waterford, the reigning champions will have to defeat the Limerick Desmond League in their next match to keep a grip on the trophy they won so gloriously last season following the scoreless draw in Ozier Park on Sunday last. Following the weekends results the group standing are now as follows. Cork and Wexford have a total of four points each. Waterford have two points and the Desmond League have yet to get off the mark. Waterford will play the bottom side in Ozier Park early in the new year and Wexford will have to travel to Cork so there is a possibility that goal difference could decide the two teams that will move on the knockout stage. This was a game Waterford should have won because they dominated the entire 90 minutes but try as

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

All Ireland X Country Championships in Abbotstown on Sunday

Waterford will be very well represented at the All Ireland X Country Championship fixture at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin on Sunday next starting at 11.30 am. On the programme are the National Senior, Junior, under 12,14,16,18, Championships male and female and Waterford County teams are entered in all the juvenile races except the boys u14 and junior teams are also entered. Also in the inter club section several Waterford clubs have teams entered. All the County teams have been circulated to each club and all are asked to notify the athletes concerned and have them in Abbotstown on the day. Anyone not available please notify Mary Ashe asap but not on the day in Abbotstown. After the races on Sunday the Irish senior and junior teams to compete at

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Na Piarsaigh halt Gunners

On Sunday last in Semple Stadium Thurles it was Limerick Senior Hurling Champions, Na Piarsaigh, who secured their place in the Munster Final on a 3-15 to 2-13 scoreline against Waterford kingpins Ballygunner. From the outset the Caherdavin outfit had been shortlisted for ultimate success at Provincial level and throughout their domestic and Munster campaign they confirmed this impression culminating in a huge win over Cork champions, Blackrock, in the semi-final.

Following the deferral of the Waterford championship due to the progress of the intercounty team to the All-Ireland final, Ballygunner, found themselves in the unenviable position of having games week on week to ensure a Waterford team could represent the county in the Munster competition. That said the Knockboy outfit did built some real momentum in winning the domestic title and then coming through tough encounters in

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Blues Swoop for Premier Division Duo

Waterford FC have signed two more players ahead of the new season in the Premier League. Limerick FC midfielder Bastien Héry and Bohemians striker Ismahil Akinade have put pen to paper ahead of the 2018 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division campaign. The signings of Héry and Akinade bring the total number of players now signed to Alan Reynolds' squad to twelve. Former French U18 midfielder Héry had a breakthrough year at Limerick in 2017, establishing himself as one of the first names on the team sheet under Neil McDonald, clocking up 28 league appearances.

A product of the youth academy at Paris St. Germain, he went on to play in England for Sheffield Wednesday, Rochdale, Carlisle United and Accrington Stanley before emerging as one of the top midfield talents in the League of Ireland during 2017

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Tuesday, 14th November 2017

Munster Cross Country medals won

Galbally Co Tipperary was the venue on Sunday last for a Munster Cross Country Championship fixture and Waterford athletes did very well in the under age section,winning several individual and team medals. Best performance of the day came from Matteo Mary Waterford AC as he won the u17 title very impressively, brother and sister Eoin and Caoimhe Prendergast West Waterford were not far behind him as both finished second in their races under 9 and u 13 respectively in large fields, Anna O'Connor Waterford was third in the under 19 grade, one place in front of her twin sister Anna, other fourth placings went to Hugo Blair Waterford u 19, Una O'Brien Tramore u 17,David Gaffney u 11 and Tommy Fennell u 15 both West Waterford and Rory Fennell a twin brother of Tommy was 5th

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    As dry as the SaharaIt seems that whenever the weather in Ireland goes a little bit extreme, we are somehow incapable of dealing with it. It has already happened so far this year with the snow that totally disrupted the country for about a week and also later on when some areas in the country were flooded due to excess rain. Now it is happening again because we are having to deal with a level of sunshine that is virtually unheard of in the country. And a level of sunshine that is going on for a good numbe …

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