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Kilmacow crush Ballinroad’s double dream

Ballinroad’s Patrick Walsh makes a great tackle on Kilmacow’s Noel Downey.
Sheridan’s Division 1 Cup Final Kilmacow 2 Ballinroad 0 Ballinroad, who won promotion to the Premier League last month after winning the Division 1A League title, were hoping to add the cup to their trophy cabinet on Friday night last in Ozier Park but a brace of goals scored by Noel Downey in the second [...]

Blues frustrated in Ballybofey

Bastien Hery went close to putting the Blues in front against Finn Harps on 31 minutes
League of Ireland, Premier Division Finn Harps 3 Waterford FC 2 It was an extremely frustrating night in Finn Park on Friday night last. Having taken the lead after only four minutes it looked as if the Blues would record a victory in the Co Donegal venue. When the home side lost key player Michael Gallagher through injury [...]

Ray Malone recalls his incredible night in Anfield

Ray Malone pictured with Liverpool legend Terry McDermott outside Anfield on Tuesday last.
Ray Malone has been travelling to his beloved Anfield since he was just six years old. On Tuesday last he headed to the home of Liverpool FC for the game against Barcelona more in hope than confidence.Thee nil behind from the first leg in Spain very few gave the Reds any real hope of scoring [...]

Blues and Reds share spoils in six goal thriller

Waterford FC Aaron Simpson faces up to Sligo Rovers Romeo Parkes.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Waterford FC   3    Sligo Rovers   3 Waterford FC and Sligo Rovers cancelled each other out for the second time this season when they shared the points at the RSC on Saturday night last.When they met in the Showgrounds last month they played out a scoreless draw but this encounter was [...]

Blues snatch last gap point

Waterford FC’s Shane Duggan celebrates his late goal which secured a point for the Blues.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Waterford FC 2 Derry City 2 Shane Duggan slotted home an injury time penalty to secure a point for Waterford FC at the RSC on Easter Monday. When Darren Cole unleashed an unstoppable ball past Matthew Connor on 88 minutes it looked as if the Blues were heading for a home [...]

Blues good value for precious point

Blues striker Aaron Drinan shoots for goal against Bohs at Dalymount Park last Friday.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Bohemians 0 Waterford FC 0 Waterford FC fully deserved a point from this game against Bohemians in Dalymount Park on Friday last. The ‘Gypsies’ went into the game on high following their victory over their arch rivals Shamrock Rovers four days previously while the Blues had drawn 2-2 with Derry [...]

Everyone in Waterford is hurting”. Alan Reynolds

Waterford FC’s Shane Duggan celebrates with team mates, Zack Elbouzedi and JJ Lunney after opening the scoring for his side. Photos: Noel Browne
Waterford manager Alan Reynolds was close to tears when he spoke after the game. On a night when he should have been on cloud nine after defeating Munster rivals Cork City, the Blues boss found it hard to talk about the decision to take away the European dream from the club and the supporters. He [...]

Blues see off Cork on emotionally charged night

Waterford FC’s Zack Elbouzedi is congratulated by team mate, Aaron Drinan after scoring the crucial second goal.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Waterford FC 2 Cork City 0 This game played the RSC on Good Friday was one of the most emotional and extraordinary ever played at the Kilbarry venue. The previous day Waterford FC were informed by UEFA that they would not be allowed play in the Europa League and everyone who loves the [...]


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 [...]