Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category

St Declan’s on course to retain Munster Crown

Michael Daly of St. Declan’s in control against Cashel CBS
St Declan’s of Kilmacthomas remain on course to retain the title they won so superbly last year following this victory in Carriganore last week. Managed by Kealon O’Neill the current crop of players had to dig deep to grind out this victory against a talented Cashel CBS outfit. Darryl Walsh, the Waterford U17 star and Irish international, [...]

Tramore ease past luckless Lismore

Tramore’s Robbie Mulligan is congratulated by his team mates after scoring in the second half.
Tramore advanced to the next stage of the Munster Cup in Graun Park on Saturday night when they proved to strong for the WWEC Premier League leaders Lismore. The visitors from the Cathedral Town more than held their own during the opening 45 minutes but the hosts took over completely after the change of ends. Lismore lined [...]

Ozier Park glistens on a night to savour and embrace

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 was a red letter day in the long and cherished history of the Waterford and District Junior League. Ozier Park, the headquarters of football in Waterford has been in existence since 1924 and during the intervening 91 years many thousands of players, mentors, administrators and spectators have enjoyed many wonderful hours of [...]

Blues and Youths share the spoils

Blues full back Emmett Coakley in control against Wexford Youths at the RSC last Saturday.
Two teams at the wrong end of the table shared the points on offer at the RSC on Saturday afternoon last. This was the first game the Blues played under the watchful eye of their new manager Derek Browne. He watched the game from the stand as Tommy Griffin took charge of the side for [...]

Blues top after thrilling last gasp win

Blues U17 striker Eoin Porter celebrates after scoring the winner against Cabinteely
Waterford United took all three points from this thrilling game at the RSC on Saturday last. The Blues led 2-0 at the interval but the visitors were back on level terms five minutes in to the second half. The home side regained their lead on 65 minutes but Cabinteely equalised one minute later and with six [...]

Crystal shattered by rampant champions

Joey Whelan (Hibs) holds off the strong challenge from Niall Kirby (Waterford Crystal)
Reigning champions Hibernians were guaranteed the three points inside the opening half an hour because at that stage they were leading seven nil against a Waterford Crystal team who must have thought they were hit by a steam train. Every time the hosts attacked they managed to score and the spectators who turned up at Mitchel [...]

Ireland’s Under 23’s to return to RSC

Republic of Ireland Under 21 Head Coach Noel King was at the RSC last Friday to announce the squad for the forthcoming UEFA U21 Championships Group 2 fixture against Lithuania on Friday, November 13, in Vilnius and a friendly against Norway in the RSC, Waterford, on Tuesday, November 17.
Republic of Ireland U21 Head Coach Noel King has announced his squad for the forthcoming UEFA U21 Championships Group 2 fixture against Lithuania on Friday, November 13th in Vilnius and a friendly against Norway in the RSC, Waterford, on Tuesday, November 17th. The Irish are joint top of the group with nine points from their [...]

Blues held scoreless

Waterford United missed a golden opportunity to keep the pressure on at the top of the U17 League of Ireland table after they were held in a scoreless stalemate against bottom side Cobh Ramblers at the RSC on Saturday afternoon last. Next up for Waterford is a home game against third placed Cabinteely on Saturday next [...]

Tramore crush league leaders

Tramore’s Johnny St Leger takes on Villa’s Danny Walsh.
The Villa went into this game which was played in Graun Park on Saturday night with an unblemished record. They had won all five league games and had conceded just three goals. Ray Moran’s men had also progressed in the FAI and Munster Cup competitions. Tramore on the other hand were placed in the middle of the [...]

Three out of three for WIT

WIT who defeated CIT (2-1) in their Premier Division College University soccer League match played in Carriganore
Wednesday last proved to be a red letter day for the Waterford Institute of Technology because all three of their teams were in action in Carriganore and all three came out on top in their respective grades. Cork IT provided the opposition in all three games. The Premier League team, playing under the guidance of manager-coach [...]