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Signings continue at Waterford FC

Tramore born Rory Feely has re-signed for Waterford FC ahead of the 2019 season.
Waterford FC have re-signed Rory Feely, John Martin and Dean ahead of the 2019 season.The news follows last week’s announcement of the signing of Shane Duggan from Limerick and Cory Galvin remaining with the club for the 2019 season.Feely, the 2018 Young Player of the Year, joined the club at the beginning of the 2018 [...]

Saints blow two goal lead and bow out

Piltown’s Jamie Waters is congratulated by team mate and fellow goal scorer Alan Walsh after he scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 61st minute of the game.  Photos: Noel Browne
Munster Junior Cup. Round 3 St Joseph’s 2 Piltown 3 St Joseph’s bowed out of the Munster Junior Cup in John Grant Park on Saturday afternoon last. They raced into a two goal lead inside the opening 16 minutes but a dogged Piltown side refused to buckle and Tony Reade’s charges displayed wonderful heart [...]

Board re-iterates stadium stance in Convention Report

Waterford’s Tom Devine gets past Clare’s Cathal Malone during last May's Munster Championship opener.
The commitment to redevelop Walsh Park is one of the more noteworthy features included in the Waterford County Board’s Convention Report, which was issued to the media ahead of Thursday’s assembly at Lawlor’s Hotel. In his 2018 assessment, County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan states that “the city venue is the ONLY avenue they wish [...]

The late Nicky Whelan — a tribute from Kill GAA Club

The late Nicky Whelan (front, third from left) lines out on goal for Kill in the victorious county junior hurling final of 1966
An already traumatic year for the Kill GAA family was magnified by the recent sad death of our President and one of our greatest clubmen, Nicky Whelan, who passed away peacefully at home in his native Carrigphilip on Monday, November 26th.Born in 1938, Nicky went to school in Kill, on foot, with some of his [...]

Kilmac crown a stunning year

Kilmacthomas's players, mentors and supporters celebrating their win over Dungarvan in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior B Hurling Championship Final replay in Fraher Field on Saturday last. | Photos: Sean Byrne//Deise Sport
County Junior ‘B’ Hurling Final Replay Kilmacthomas 1-10 Dungarvan 1-05 Kilmacthomas brought a great of achievement to the perfect end on Saturday afternoon last at Fraher Field when they added the Junior B Hurling title to the County Intermediate Football Final and two Eastern titles already on their sideboard. Were it not for Ballygunner’s long-awaited Munster Senior Hurling [...]

REAL DEAL DELIVERS

Dylan Moran's momentum was maintained in Castlebar's Royal Theatre on Friday last when he defeated Nicaraguan Nelson Altamirano on points.  Shot from TG4.
Dylan Moran makes it eight wins from eight in Castlebar Waterford welterweight Dylan Moran enhanced his growing reputation as a emerging pugilist when he defeated Nicaraguan Nelson Altamirano on points at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Friday night last. The fight, which was screened live on TG4, was Moran’s eighth professional win from eight [...]

No Joy for Waterford Clubs

Four Waterford League clubs had to travel on Sunday to play their fifth round games in the FAI Junior Cup. Tramore made the long journey to Athenry but their journey was in vain because the game was abandoned at half-time due to the horrendous weather conditions. Cup rules state that if a game is not [...]

Blues Sign Cory Galvin and Shane Duggan

Shane Duggan joins Waterford FC from Limerick FC
Waterford FC last week signed Cory Galvin and Shane Duggan ahead of pre-season training which gets underway early in January. Galvin re-joined the club for a third spell in July and made six appearances after returning from a knee injury to bring another dimension to the Blues’ push for a Europa League spot. The 22-year-old played [...]

Saints Take the “C” Crown

St Saviours celebrate following their win over Portlaw in the Whites Bar Eastern Junior 'C' Football Final at Dunhill on Saturday afternoon last.		| Photos: Jim O'Sullivan
Eastern Junior ‘C’ Football Final St Saviours 1-10 Portlaw 0-06 A strong second half showing ensured Saint Saviours ended 2018 with silverware when they saw off a profligate Portlaw side on a damp Dunhill sod on Saturday afternoon last to claim the Junior ‘C’ Eastern Football title. The city club opened the scoring in the fifth minute [...]

Abbeyside Bring Tony Mansfield Cup Back Home

Abbeyside players celebrate following their win over De La Salle in last Saturday’s County Under-21 ‘A’ at Fraher Field. 								| Photos: Maurice Hennebry
County Under-21 Hurling Final 2018 Abbeyside 3-13 De La Salle 1-12 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Reports It was entirely fitting that in the last-ever County Under-21 Final was claimed by the men of Abbeyside. Firstly, the trophy is named after the Village’s great stalwart, Tony Mansfield, who passed away in 2013 and, secondly given that they won the inaugural [...]