Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category

Lone strike seals Blues defeat

Eathen Boyle in control against Athlone Town at the RSC on 25th June
aving taken four points from their last two matches at the RSC Athlone left the RSC with all three points from their SSE Airtricity League First Division clash with Waterford last night as a Philly Gorman goal gave Alan Matthews’ side victory. The goal arrived on 18 minutes as Gorman picked up possession on the right side [...]

FAI Chief Executive John Delaney pays tribute to Bohs

John Delaney reflected on the draw with Scotland when he officially opened the new clubhouse at Ben Wadding Park on Sunday, June 14th. He also spoke about the new coaching structures the FAI have put in place in recent times to try an improve matters at underage level. “It’s brilliant to be here in Waterford,” [...]

John Delaney opens Bohemians Clubhouse

The sun blazed down on hundreds of people in Ben Wadding Park on Sunday week last as the official opening of the Bohemians Football Club clubhouse took place. Former members mixed with present day members and the parents of the current underage players also basked in the sunshine on what was a glorious day for [...]

Giles Cheevers: Living the American Dream

Giles Cheevers, pictured with Davis Luster (left), Louis Brown and the Tennessee State Division Two Soccer Championship trophy
ust like thousands of other Waterford boys, Giles Cheevers grew up knocking a football around the back garden and, subsequently on the playing fields of the city and county. As the years went by, he developed into a very fine goalkeeper and it was clear from an early age that he wanted to go far in [...]

Blues end losing streak

WATERFORD UNITED 0 UCD 0 WATERFORD United brought an end to a three match run when they played out a scoreless draw with title chasing UCD at the RSC on Friday night last. It was the first time the Blues kept a clean sheet since the middle of last season but there was a rather bitter sweet outcome [...]

Ireland’s Euro goose is cooked

Unless Scotland capitulate to Poland and Germany (both at home) and Ireland come up with, let’s face it, unlikely wins against the same opponents, there’s little chance of Martin O’Neill’s side reaching Euro 2016. Despite the undoubted fact that we were drawn in the toughest European Championship qualifying group, Ireland’s lack of an offensive edge came [...]

Another single goal defeat for Blues

WATERFORD United suffered a single goal defeat for the third week in succession when they lost to Cobh Ramblers in St Coleman’s Park on Friday night last. A super strike by substitute Darren Murphy just before the interval was good enough to win all three points for the home side. The hosts opened up the game in sparkling fashion and almost took the lead as early [...]

Doubts over the FIFA ‘revolution’

Sepp Blatter will soon depart the FIFA arena, but I can't see football's governing body re-inventing itself any time soon
ET’S face it: a Jordanian Prince is unlikely to be the saviour of world football. Yet that didn’t stop the FAI and 39 other European federations opting for Prince Ali bin Hussein over departing FIFA President Sepp Blatter. UEFA, led by one time Blatter acolyte Michel Platini, indulged in the same sort of self-serving posturing at the recent FIFA Congress that has made Blatter such a [...]

Noel Hunt. “I’ve felt empty since Norwich loss”

NOEL Hunt, the Waterford born striker who joined Ipswich Town from Leeds United during the course of last season has made it known he is still feeling the pain of losing to Norwich City in the semi final of the Championship play-off. The Canaries duly went on to defeat Middlesbrough in the final to regain their place in the Premier League. Noel came on as [...]

Murphy happy to stay at Ipswich

NOEL and Stephen Hunt may be in limbo at the moment but it’s a completely different story with Daryl Murphy. The former Waterford United striker scored 27 goals for Ipswich Town on their march to the play-offs and he still has a year to run on his contract with the option of a further year if he so wishes. Due [...]