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Stamford Bridge delight for Taylor and Adam

Taylor and Adam Tebay walk out at Stamford Bridge as mascots for Chelsea for the FA Cup match against Nottingham Forrest
Taylor and Adam Tebay from Waterford City got the opportunity of a lifetime after waiting seven years from sending in their mascot applications to walk Chelsea onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge. They got to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chelsea winning the FA Cup while the present Chelsea team defeated Nottingham Forest. To mark the anniversary [...]

Blues continue to build for season opener

Michael O’Connor has re-signed for Waterford FC
Waterford FC continue to build their squad ahead of the 2020 season which gets under way next month. The club last week announced the loan signing of Kevin O’Connor from Preston North End. Kevin last played with the Blues back in 2014, when he made 43 appearances over two seasons, scoring three times.Speaking to [...]

Ballinroad win the big Western Derby

Waterford Premier League The Waterford Premier League resumed on Saturday last when the Villa played hosts to Southend United in Connors Park. The home side took the lead through Adam Heaslip after just seven minutes of play. Michael Merrigan got the visitors back on level terms on 21 minutes. The hosts went back in front through [...]

Waterford FC Signings

Academy graduate Darragh Power has signed for the Blues ahead of the 2020 season.
Goalkeeper Tadhg Ryan joins Waterford FC having spent last season with Cork City. The 22-year-old shot-stopper has also spent time across the water in England where he played with Huddersfield Town and Radcliffe. Speaking to the Limerick native said he was delighted to be joining the Blues for the 2020 season.“I’m delighted to have signed [...]

Zack Elbouzedi signs for Lincoln City

Zack Elbouzedi, now a Lincoln City player
League One club Lincoln City have announced the signing of Zack Elbouzedi from Waterford FC on a long-term deal. Elbouzedi made 27 appearances for the Blues during the 2019 season while scoring 6 league goals. He also made 10 appearances for the Republic of Ireland Under 21 team and he captained the Irish team in [...]

Lee Power to remain on with Waterford FC

Lee Power and Alan Reynolds will team up again in 2020.
Waterford FC confirmed last Wednesday that Lee Power, the club’s owner and Chairman will stay on for the 2020 season.The club released the following statement from Lee Power confirming the decision.“After certain events which took place earlier on in the season, I made the decision (at a considerable cost) to take UEFA to the Court [...]

Bohemians close the gap on leaders

Johnville’s David Byrne clears his lines.
Waterford Junior League; Division 1A Johnville 0 Bohemians 2 With the leaders Portlaw United’s game against Kilmacow falling victim to the weather Bohemians knew they could close the gap on ‘The Paddock Boys’ to just three points and they did just that with a hard-earned victory over age-old rivals in St Martin’s Park on Saturday afternoon last. The [...]

Barry Williams resigns as WFC secretary

Former Waterford FC secretary Barry Williams pictured with former Blues player and current Ballygunner and Waterford hurler Dessie Hutchinson .
Waterford FC troubled build up to the new season was dealt another massive blow on Friday last when Barry Williams resigned as club secretary. Williams took up his position in 2014 when John O’Sullivan was the chairman and Roddy Collins was the manager of the club. He remained in his position until last weekend but decided [...]

Extraordinary player turnover in three seasons

: Damien Delaney the Waterford FC defender and captain retired during the 2019 season.
As the countdown continues to the new League of Ireland season (gets underway in February) thankfully our beloved Waterford FC will be performing in the Premier League for the third consecutive year. Following ten dreadful years in the First Division the club won that grade in 2017 and that was the aim of the [...]

Nolan brace rattles De La Salle

Shane Nolan the Bohemians two goal hero pictured after the game with assistant manager Bobby Keoghan.
Waterford Junior League, Division 1A Bohemians 2 De La Salle 1 Bohemians closed the gap on the leaders Portlaw United to just three points when they came out on top against a battling De La Salle team in Ben Wadding Park on Friday night. With the game entering the final minute it looked as if Bohs were going to [...]