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A Tribute to the Late Mick Ahern from Kill GAA Club

The late Mick Ahern – fourth player from the right, lining out with Kill in the 1974 championship semi-final against Dunhill at Walsh Park.
When Mick Ahern passed away suddenly last month, Kill GAA Club lost not alone a great clubman and a loyal friend, but a larger-than-life personality, leaving a further sad void within the wider local community. Arriving in Waterford as a new Garda in the early seventies, Mick’s reputation as a footballer preceded him. A native of [...]

“It could have backfired on us”-Alan Reynolds

Waterford FC’s Noa Baba passing forward in the second half.
Alan Reynolds was delighted to see his team get back on track after two disappointing results and admitted that making six changes was a risky business. “We have applied ourselves over the last few weeks and the players have always come in, prepared and have worked as hard as they could. I’ve asked for a little [...]

Blues Bounce Back to Winning Form

Waterford FC’s Noel Hunt shows a lovely bit of skill trapping this ball in mid air under pressure from Bray Wanderers Cian Walsh.
Waterford FC 2 Bray Wanderers 0 Blues manager Alan Reynolds made no less than six changes for this game at the RSC on Friday last from the team which bowed out meekly from the FAI Cup against UCD. In came Rory Feely, Noe Baba, Cory Galvin, Noel Hunt, Sander Puri and Stanley Aborah. [...]

Erin’s Own Advance with Ease

Dunhill's Michael Murphy gets away from Aaron Kennedy of Erins Own
Erins Own 1-16 Dunhill 1-06 Brian Flannery Reports Erins Own will meet Clonea in the divisional intermediate hurling final for a second year running after the city side proved too good for a disappointing Dunhill outfit.While the victory for Erins Own may not have been a huge surprise; the 10 point winning margin is certain to have raised eyebrows.Dunhill [...]

Clonea Power into Final

Ballyduff Lower's Jack Lyons is tackled by Clonea's Martin Scurry during their Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs Eastern Intermediate Hurling Semi-Final played in Walsh Park
Clonea breeze past 14 man Ballyduff Clonea 5-13 Ballyduff Lower 0-09 Brian Flannery Reports Reigning champions Clonea had an easier than anticipated route back to the East Waterford Intermediate hurling final with a 19 point demolition of Ballyduff Lower in the semi-final. Ballyduff Lower who caused a surprise when ousting unbeaten Ballygunner in the previous round was no match for Clonea [...]

Magnificent in Malaga

West Waterford AC's Joe Gough with the two gold medals he won in the o65 800 and 1,500 metres at the World Masters Track and Field Championships in Malaga, Spain last week. Photo: James Veale
Double gold for Joe Gough at the World Master’s Track and Field Championships. Fintan Walsh Reports Like so many times in a Master’s career that stretches back to the over 40 age group, Joe Gough was in top form at the World Master’s Track and Field Championships in Malaga last week over 65 as he scored a [...]

Meek Blues Crash Out of FAI Cup

Bastien Hery takes on the UCD defence in the FAI Cup last Friday.
FAI Cup Quarter-Final UCD 2 Waterford FC 1 A rather disjointed Waterford FC side bowed meekly out of the FAI Cup in the Belfield Bowl on Friday night last. The Blues did not manage a decent shot on goal during the contest and unfortunately they brought the form they displayed in the second half [...]

Vital Victory for Waterford FC

The Waterford FC U15 squad
Waterford FC 4 Cobh Ramblers 2 Waterford FC secured three vital points when they defeated Cobh Ramblers at a rain lashed and windswept RSC on Saturday afternoon. Jamie Lee gave the Blues the lead after 12 minutes with a well taken free-kick. Three minutes later they went two goals in front when Dean Larkin scored [...]

Provisional 2019 National League Fixtures Released

Waterford and Galway will meet for the first time since the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Final when they clash in the National Hurling League at a Deise venue on the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd. 						| Photo:  Noel Browne
The proposed National League Fixtures issued to all County Boards early last week show that Waterford’s senior hurling team will have three home and two away fixtures next spring in Division 1B. Meanwhile the County Senior Footballers will have three home and four away fixtures in Division Four, including a trip across the Irish Sea to [...]

Nire Show their Guile to Advance

Nire's Conor Gleeson steers away from Rathgormack’s Billy Power
Senior Football Championship Quarter Final The Nire 1-18 Rathgormack 2-10 (After Extra Time) The Nire moved within two games of a ninth Conway Cup when they came out on top against neighbours Rathgormack at Fraher Field on Sunday afternoon after extra time. It was Rathgormack that looked the slightly better of the two sides early in this game, and went [...]