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Ruke Ogude of Sunday league TV

Ruke Ogude filming at the St Joseph's v Piltown game on Saturday last.
Waterford resident Ruke Ogude has brought a new dimension to the local football and last week he was filming at the St Joseph’s v Piltown Munster Cup match in John Grant Park. I caught up with this enthusiastic and talents gentleman.“ record, edit and promote amateur football (WJL) matches for the entertainment of the community [...]

Lee O’Connor wins October Park Hotel Award

Pierce Flynn with the Joint Park Hotel November Sportstar Award Winners, Brothers Pauric and Phillip Mahony. Included is John O'Connor, Adjudicator.
The Park Hotel award for October has been won by rising soccer star, Lee O’Connor Manchester United’s Lee O’Connor captained the Republic of Ireland U-19 team to European Championship Qualifier wins over the Faroe Islands, Bosnia and Holland in Longford. They topped their group and are now through to the Elite qualifying stages in the spring, [...]

Fairytale of Tramore as Dan Morrissey nets penalty winner

Tramore’s Sam Sheppard out in front of Athenry’s Paddy Quinn.
FAI Junior Cup. Round 5 Tramore 1 Athenry 1 (AET) (Tramore won 7-6 on penalties) Tramore won a truly dramatic FAI Junior Cup game at Carriganore on Sunday afternoon and as a result they will now play Willow Park from Athlone in the next round in Graun Park. With literally just seconds left in extra- time [...]

John Delaney launches FAI-WWETB Player Development Course

John Delaney, CEO, Football Association of Ireland, with, from left, members of the FAI-ETB course Rebecca Ritchie, Michael Hearne, Clodagh Sutton, Daniel Olasunbo, Rachel Ritchie and Dylan Walsh in attendance during the official opening of the FAI-ETB Waterford Centre at W.I.T.
The official launch of the FAI-ETB Player Development Course took place at the WIT Arena, Carriganore on Monday, December 9th. John Delaney, CEO of the FAI, launched the course along with Kevin Lewis who is the CEO of WWETB. Numerous staff members from the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board were also present.Paddy Carey [...]

Ballyduff see off battling Brickeys

Western Under 21 ‘B’ Hurling Championship Final Ballyduff 0-12 Brickey Rangers 0-07 Tony Ryan Reports The curtain – and the incessant rain – came down on the Western Board fixtures for the year at the Gold Coast in Ballinacourty last Sunday afternoon when Ballyduff proved deserving winners over a Brickeys outfit that went home with their pride intact.The free [...]

Déise Óg launched at the WIT Arena

Waterford GAA Western Board Chairman Pat Grant, Waterford GAA Western Board Secretary Tricia Walsh, Waterford GAA Eastern Board Chairman Michael Wadding and Coaching Officer MacDara MacDonncha
Brian Flannery Reports Déise Óg was launched in front of a large attendance at WIT Arena on Thursday night last with recently appointed Waterford manager’s Paraic Fanning and Benji Whelan the guests of honour. The evening which had Waterford Coaching Officer MacDara McDonncha officiating as Master of Ceremonies also had outgoing Waterford County Chairman Paddy Joe [...]

Chair sticks to his guns on Walsh Park

Attending Convention 2018 were Tommy Hennessy and Mark O'Regan of Kill GAA Club
Waterford GAA Convention 2018 The planned redevelopment of Walsh Park remains the ‘only show in town’, a point that Waterford County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan re-iterated at last Thursday’s GAA Convention at Lawlor’s Hotel. Addressing delegates for the penultimate time as Cathaoirleach, Mr Ryan said that the Keane’s Road venue was “the only avenue (the [...]


The Waterford AC girls team who won gold in the Under-19 race at the All-Ireland Cross Country Championships in Navan on Saturday.
Waterford AC u19 girls win gold at All-Ireland Cross Country Championships Fintan Walsh Reports The Waterford AC Under-19 girls team of Órla O’Connor, Ruth Heery, Emma Caulfield and Hannah Burke won the team gold medal at the uneven age group and novice All-Ireland Cross Country Championships in Navan on Saturday last. The team finished ahead of [...]

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 [...]