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Crystal shattered by rampant Villa

The smiling Villa goal scorer Aaron O’Connor after putting his side 2-0 ahead.
FAI Junior Cup. Round 4 Villa 4 Waterford Crystal 0 The Villa cruised into Round 5 of the FAI Cup on Saturday night in Connors Park. Both sides are close together at the right end of the Waterford Premier League and a close contest was predicted the home side proved to be much too [...]

“They’ve been fantastic all season”.

Darragh Power of Waterford, left, heads to score his side's second goal, despite the efforts of Galway United goalkeeper Sam O'Gorman.
Blues U19 manager Gary Hunt lauds his players Blues manager Gary Hunt was thrilled for his players when he spoke after their brilliant win in Galway. “It’s fantastic and I’m delighted for the lads. They’ve put in such a year of hard work and commitment. We always said from the start that we would take [...]

Super Blues crowned Champions of Ireland

Cameron Power of Waterford in action against Dara Costello of Galway United.
Under 19 National League Final Galway United 1 Waterford FC 3 In front of a fantastic crowd in Eamonn Deasy Park (Terryland Park) Waterford FC lifted the All-Ireland National Under 19 League on Bank Holiday Monday after Darragh Power’s 80th-minute header sealed victory for Gary Hunt’s side. The Blues dominated the majority of the contest [...]

Alan Reynolds unsure what the future holds

Frankie Walsh was the October winner of the Blue Supporters Club Draw and he is pictured receiving his prize sponsored by Dungarvan Brewing Company from Martin Walker, Chairman BSC and Owen Power, Treasurer BSC
Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds looked back at the 2019 season following the full-time whistle at the RSC on Friday night. “To finish sixth is a good return for us considering where we were some time ago. People have been talking about how good Sligo Rovers have been doing but we have finished above them, [...]

Blues sign off in great style

Waterford FC’s Shane Duggan celebrates after opening the scoring against UCD.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Waterford FC 4 UCD 2 It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was a season of wisdom and foolishness. It was the epoch of belief. It was the epoch of incredulity. It was a season of light. It was a season of darkness. It was [...]

Players and staff wish season was starting now

Tom Holland and Blues captain Rory Feely celebrate the Blues 2-1 win over Bohemians in Dalymount Park last month.
The players and the coaching staff of Waterford FC were in fine form last week as they prepared for the long visit to Ballybofey to play Finn Harps and next Friday’s home game against UCD. The game against the students (already relegated) will bring the curtain down on what has been an extraordinary season in many [...]

Johnville FC. Celebrating 60 years

Johnville; Youth ‘B’ League winners 2013
First honours The first Johnville team to win the league and cup double – at Under 12 in season 1961-’62 – was as follows: John Cummins, Jim Power, Shamie Jackman, Tim Doheny, Robbie Finn, Tony Cunningham, Michael Heffernan, Seanie Moran, Peter Daly, Paddy Cunningham, John Stewart. Tony “Dodger” O’Brien was the manager. The club entered Youth football [...]

Waterford FC bow out of Scottish Challenge Cup

Michael O’Connor celebrating his goal
Stenhousemuir 3 Waterford FC 2 A goal four minutes into injury time won the game for Stenhousemuir in a rain and wind lashed Ochilview Park in Falkirk on Friday night last. The victory for the hosts has ensured a quarter-final in the Scottish Challenge Cup. The Blues manager Alan Reynolds made eight changes from the team [...]

Hot Blues too strong for ‘Bit O Red’

Waterford FC’s Walter Figueira is fouled in the first half by Sligo Rovers John Mahon which resulted in a penalty kick, unfortunately Michael O’Connor’s shot was saved.
League of Ireland Premier Division Waterford FC 2 Sligo Rovers 0 Waterford and Sligo Rovers met for the fourth time this season when they clashed at the RSC on Tuesday night last and after three previous draws the Blues came out on top in this encounter. This win moved the Blues closer to the ‘Bit O [...]

“The owner could have sacked me at any stage”. Alan Reynolds

Kevin Lynch and Blues Boss Alan Reynolds after beating St. Pats
Blues manager Alan Reynolds was thrilled with the performance in Richmond Park on Friday night and told the media afterwards his team were well prepared for the match. “It was a really good performance from us, and we prepared well for it. I know that they are a decent side as well, but I thought that [...]