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Collins still upbeat despite Wexford defeat

Shane Dineen stops Wexford Youths striker Danny Furlong at Ferrycarrig.
aterford United manager Roddy Collins still believes the club has a bright future despite another league defeat, the heaviest of his tenure with the team to date. He was still upbeat when he spoke in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday night last. “ It’s disappointing of course it is to lose four nil but there was [...]

Wexford much too strong for weakened Blues

Blues Anthony McAlavey on the attack against Wexford Youths at Ferrycarrig Park.
riday night last proved to be a chastening one for a weakened Waterford United team in Ferrycarrig Park as Wexford Youths inflicted the heaviest defeat since Roddy Collins’ arrival at the club. The Blues boss Roddy Collins had only 13 players to choose from due to a host of players leaving the club in recent weeks [...]

Tommy Lynch: No Regrets in a Life well Lived

Universally respected footballing figure Tommy Lynch
uring an incredible period since the foundation of Waterford United FC in 1982 many managers have come and gone. The current man in the chair, Roddy Collins (see Sport 16), certainly has his own problems at the moment as the cash strapped club remain rooted to the bottom of the First Division League table. One of the [...]

Tommy Lynch: A life well lived

Tommy Lynch: a universally respected footballing figure.
uring an incredible period since the foundation of Waterford United FC in 1982 many managers have come and gone. The current man in the chair, Roddy Collins (see Sport 16), certainly has his own problems at the moment as the cash strapped club remain rooted to the bottom of the First Division League table. One of the [...]

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 [...]