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Rainbow Hall To Riches – A Dylan Moran Story

Dylan Moran pictured at the Raging Bull Kickboxing Club in 2014 Photo: Noel Browne
Like many, Dylan is convinced the future of Waterford boxing lies in safe hands with brother Mason (12). Jordan Norris The world of boxing is a very lonely one. It’s cruel, tough and not for the faint hearted. This was known to Dylan Moran all his life, but never more so than on June 28th last. 10-0 professionally, [...]

Uproar As Waterford FC Lay Off All Staff

Michael O’ Connor in action for Waterford FC against Bohemians on February 21st.  Photo: Noel Browne
Jordan Norris A cloud of controversy has loomed over the future of Waterford FC this week with the news that the club have taken the decision to temporarily lay off all members of staff. The news was broken to those affected via an email from General Manager Jack Power on Monday evening, May 3rd. The letter sent [...]

All Quiet on the GAA Scene

Walsh Park. GAA grounds will see no action for the foreseeable future.
Thomas Keane The G.A.A. is set to experience its biggest headache in its 136 year history after it was forced to suspend all playing and training activities until March 29 at the earliest due to the Coronavirus. For the G.A.A. to face periods where no games are played is not a new thing. In the past we [...]

Thomas Ahern Named Among World Rugby’s Top Prodigies

Thomas Ahern seems destined for the upper echelons of rugby union.
Jordan Norris Ardmore man Thomas Ahern has been named among world rugby’s top prodigies in a list released this week which ranks the top 50 U-20 stars in the world. Ahern, who plays for Munster Academy and stands at 6’9 – comes in at 15th on the list following a spate of outstanding performances for Ireland of [...]

Horse Racing Aerclub wins again at Dundalk

Aerclub (left, blue and white silks) on the way to winning at Dundalk.
Neil O’Donnell Henry de Bromhead, fresh from his two-timer at the Cheltenham festival, struck with Aerclub in the Love Your Mum Median Auction Race for three-year-olds on the all-weather track at Dundalk on Friday afternoon. Aerclub was always well positioned under Wayne Lordan and the market-leader made his way to the front inside the two-furlong marker to [...]

New contract for Jayson Molumby

Jayson Molumby surely has a career with Republic of Ireland ahead of him.
Brighton and Hove Albion have handed a new three-and-a-half contract to the Cappoquin born midfielder. The new deal will keep him at the club until June 2023. The Republic of Ireland captain joined the club in 2016 and made his first-team debut in a League Cup game against Barnet in 2017. He then played in the [...]

“He (Griffin) does that in training all of the time”. Alan Reynolds

Waterford FC’s John Martin went close with this effort late in the game.
When Shane Griffin scored the stoppage time winner Alan Reynolds jumped higher than he had ever jumped before. The Blues manager had pulled a rabbit out of his hat and needless to say the Tramore native was in great spirits when he spoke after the match. “We were on the front foot and put them under [...]

Goals the difference as Dubs prevail

: Waterford's Roisin Tobin about to catch the ball against Dublin's Niamh Hetherton
National Ladies Football League, Division 1 Dublin 4-5 Waterford 0-13 Three in a row All-Ireland Champions – Dublin were made fight hard to earn a second win in this year’s Ladies National Football League when they took on Waterford at a cold and wet Fraher Field on Sunday last. The old adage that goals wins games proved true [...]

Déise display battling qualities despite defeat

TJ Reid and the Ballyhale Shamrocks contingent should be back in the Kilkenny set-up for the league quarter-final against Kilkenny on Sunday.
Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s second defeat in the National Hurling League while not unexpected showed again the battling qualities of this new look Waterford side.Liam Cahill and his management team opted for nine changes from the narrow defeat to Tipperary for the trip to Limerick. They rolled the dice somewhat safe in the knowledge that win [...]

Déise no match for dominant champions

Limerick’s Cian Lynch break past the challenge of Shane McNulty
Hurling League Division 1A Limerick 1-21 Waterford 1-17 Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s final group game in Division 1A of the Allianz national Hurling League ended in a four-point defeat, at LIT Gaelic Grounds against their hosts Limerick.This victory puts Limerick into a league semi-final while Waterford has the considerable consolation of a home quarter-final to look forward to.Limerick, the [...]