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Hibernians win Premier League for the third time in five years Torrential rain and a bitterly cold breeze failed to dampen the joy in Mitchel Kennedy Park on Sunday last. In many ways this was a strange kind of contest. Hibernians had clinched their third Premier League title in five years the previous evening [...]

Hoops roll over spirited Blues

League of Ireland Premier Division Shamrock Rovers 2 Waterford FC 1 Waterford FC returned to Dublin for the second time within the space of seven days when they played Shamrock Rovers in the Tallaght Stadium on Friday night last. The supporters were hoping for an improvement on the 4-1 hammering at the hands of UCD [...]

Hibernians celebrate title success in style

Waterford Junior League, Premier Division Hibernians 4 Tramore Rangers 2 Hibs got off to a flying start almost took the lead in the first minute. Mark O’Keeffe played the ball to Kenny Purcell who let fly from 12 yards but the Rangers goalkeeper Shane Morrissey produced an excellent save.The deadlock was broken however after 13 minutes. David Cooley [...]

Kilrossanty secure points against 14-man Portlaw

Senior Football Championship Group B @@@kicker Kilrossanty 0-16 Portlaw 2-4 Brian Flannery Beaten finalists last season Kilrossanty got their 2019 senior football title challenge off to a winning start with a six-point victory over Portlaw.Played at the excellent St Molleran’s ground in front of only a handful of patrons on a bitterly cold evening it was the favoured Kilrossanty [...]

Rathgormack too strong for weakened Clashmore

Senior Football Championship Group A Rathgormack 2-8 Clashmore-Kinsalebeg 0-4 Mac Dara Mac Donncha At half-time in last Saturday’s second match at Fraher Field, it looked as if Clashmore, despite being short a number of influential players, might cause something of a surprise, as they merely trailed Rathgormack by five points. But having faced a huge gale in that opening [...]

Champions begin defence in comfort

Senior Football Championship Group A The Nire 4-18 Ardmore 1-3 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Although Ardmore’s Ciaran Keating netted inside 20 seconds at Fraher Field on Saturday last, his side could only add a meagre three points thereafter as the reigning champions The Nire enjoyed an all-too-easy opening match in the defence of their SFC title. Their work [...]

Waterford edge out Tribesmen

The Waterford Schoolboy Football League U-12 squad were the ball kids on the night.
EA Sports Cup. Second Round Waterford FC 2 Galway United 1 Waterford manager Alan Reynolds made nine changes from the team which had defeated Finn Harps 4-0 four days previously in the league for this EA Sports Cup game which was played at the RSC on Monday week last, April 1st.This is a competition the [...]

Students punish horrendous defensive mistakes

JJ Lunney on the ball for the Blues on the attack against UCD
League of Ireland Premier Division UCD 4 Waterford FC 1 The Belfield Bowl jinx struck one again for Waterford FC on Friday night last. Down through the years the South Dublin venue has proved to be something of a bogey stadium for the Blues and this outcome was perhaps the worst of them all. The [...]


The Nire begin the defence of their Senior Football crown against Ardmore this Saturday.  							| Photo: Sean Byrne
Thomas Keane previews the first round ofthe County Senior Football Championship Group A: Nire v Ardmore (Fraher Field, Saturday, 6.30pm) This the first game of a double header to be played at Fraher Field on Saturday evening could well prove to be an interesting battle.The Nire are the reigning champions and will be looking to win back to [...]

Old Boro prevail despite Ryan treble

Gavin Crotty rifled over a stoppage time winner for Dungarvan in their SHC opener against Tallow at Fraher Field.									| Photo: Sean Byrne
Senior Hurling Championship Group A Dungarvan 0-22 Tallow 3-12 Thomas Ryan hit 3-6 for Tallow in the opening game of a double header player at Fraher Field on Sunday last. However, the inter-county star still ended up on the losing side thanks to Gavin Crotty’s winning point for Dungarvan in the third minute of additional time. Crotty’s late [...]