Archive for the ‘General Sports’ Category

Comeragh CC to compete in Junior Tour for first time since 1994.

No year has borne more significance and success for Irish cycling than 1987. Stephen Roche reached the pinnacle of his career, joining the great Eddy Merckx as the only other cyclist to win the ‘triple crown’ of overall victories in the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France stage races plus victory in the [...]

Lotto Delight for Ray Malone

Ray Malone (Johnville FC) was the winner of the latest Waterford Sports Lotto jackpot of €3,400. A delighted Ray called into the draw after hearing of his win but still not quite believing it.
ay Malone (Johnville FC) was the winner of the Waterford Sports Lotto Draw, held at the Old Ground, The Glen on June 27th. The winning numbers were 1-14-17 and 20 and the jackpot was €3,400. Two players matched three numbers and won €50 each, Esther Troy (St Saviour’s) and Carmel Long (Waterford Dart League). Two [...]

Battling Blues win again

Pic1: Mike Nzongong heads goalwards against Bray at the RSC last Saturday.
aterford FC reeled of yet another victory at the RSC on Saturday last. This was their third game within the space of a week and that heavy workload told but they battled hard to get the points which keep them top of the league table. The previous Saturday they had defeated Shamrock Rovers 5-1 and on [...]

Twobelucky impresses at Bellewstown

William B (Davy Russell, right) jumping the last to win the Seamus Mulvaney Crockafortha Handicap Hurdle at Bellewstown.
ndrew Lynch and Henry De Bromhead teamed up to record a win on the opening evening of the Bellewstown July Festival when Twobelucky ran out a most impressive winner of the novice hurdle at odds of 6/4. Dunsany handler Ger Lyons and Colin Keane were on the mark with 100/30 favourite Song Of Namibia in the [...]

PIPPED AT THE POST

Waterford's Emma Murray is held up by Kerry's Amanda Brosnan
hree late points by Kerry helped the Kingdom Ladies capture this year’s Munster Senior Ladies Football title at Mallow on Saturday afternoon. Both defences were well on top in the opening exchanges of this game which was the first meeting of the two sides in a provincial final since 2003. Although defeat was Waterford’s lot on the [...]

THE HISTORY BOYS

Waterford’s Colin Dunford takes on Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy during Saturday’s epic All-Ireland Qualifier at Semple Stadium.				| Photo: Sean Byrne
et’s wallow. Just for a little while. I think Waterford hurling fans have earned it. Fifty eight years waiting, hoping, praying, to see a team from the south bank of the Suir get the better of the game ruling aristocrats on its north bank. Fifty eight years. Fifty eight long years. And let there be no [...]

QUEALLY’S JUBILEE JOY

Tom Queally returns to the Parade Ring after victory in Saturday’s feature race, The Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the James Fanshawe trained The Tin Man
oyal Ascot naturally enough occupied centre stage on the racing front last week and Waterford jockey Tom Queally ended the Royal meeting with a brilliant win in Saturday’s feature race, the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes aboard the James Fanshawe trained The Tin Man. Queally was always travelling well on The Tin Man in the six [...]

“WE MUST BE AT OUR VERY BEST”

Kevin Moran leads Waterford out onto the Thurles sod ahead of the Munster Semi-Final defeat to Cork. 							| Photos: Noel Browne
o-one will ever put more pressure on Derek McGrath than Derek McGrath, even in the hyperrealism of an inter-county environment where managers have sights trained on them almost as rapidly as a misfiring Premier League ‘gaffer’. Even for a man as quoteworthy as McGrath is, he’ll not articulate that sense of self-generated pressure to a fourth [...]

AND ON THEY RAN…

What better way to cool off on a warm day at the Waterford Viking Marathon than follow the example of Nicky Boland after he finished in a time of 04:24.51. See Sport 10 and 11 for more.  									| Photo: Noel Browne
he skies were largely overcast as the 3,000-plus runners, joggers and walkers hit the streets and surrounds of Waterford City on Saturday morning last for the sixth annual Waterford Viking Marathon. And while the sun didn’t break through in a meaningful way until shortly before 1pm, as many marathon runners began to cross the line at [...]

Derek McGrath in no mood to seek excuses

Waterford manager Derek McGrath pondering what went wrong for his charges during last Sunday’s post-match interview at Semple Stadium.		| Photos: Noel Browne
unday’s post-match hours may well have ranked as Derek McGrath’s most introspective in the Waterford job since that rotten spring of 2014 when the Deise shelled nine goals to Kilkenny and Clare. Those reversals led the De La Salle clubman to reconfigure the team tactically, much to the ire of those who advocate free-flowing, man on [...]