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Points shared in six goal thriller

Blues striker Eoin Rhodes on the attack
League of Ireland First Division Athlone Town 3 Waterford United 3 Matt Keane reports his game which played at The Athlone Town Stadium on Friday night was one of the most extraordinary contests seen in this division for many a long year. Waterford were leading three nil after 36 minutes and appeared to be in cruise control. but when [...]

Blues cruise past Rockmount

EA Sports Cup. First Round Waterford United 4 Rockmount 0 Matt Keane reports Waterford United made it three wins on the trot when they defeated Rockmount at the RSC on Easter Monday. Following away wins in the league against UCD and Cabinteely a much changed team proved too strong against a club who have caused problems in past seasons. This [...]

Blues up to second with classy display

:  Blues Darren Murphy wins another vital tackle  against Cabinteely
League of Ireland First Division Cabinteely 0 Waterford United 2 Waterford United are beginning to like Dublin. The previous week they defeated UCD and on Saturday night last they came back from the capital with another three points after a classy display against Cabinteely. The win has moved them into second place behind the leaders Limerick. The match was [...]

Italy come from behind to crush Ireland

Republic of Ireland senior manager and assistant-manager, Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane were interested spectators in the RSC.
Matt Keane reports Ireland received a major setback in their quest to qualify for the UEFA Euro finals in France when they lost to a classy Italian side at the RSC on Thursday night last. Back on October 13th Noel King’s side were unlucky to lose to Italy away by one goal to nil and things [...]

Blues squander two goal lead

Under 19 League Waterford United 2 Cabinteely 2 Matt Keane reports Waterford United opened up their league campaign on Saturday at the RSC but had to settle for a point after squandering a two goal lead. Jordan Andre created the first chance for Cabinteely after four minutes when he took a pass from Ross Broderick on the [...]

Blues no match for red hot Limerick

League of Ireland First Division Waterford United 2 Limerick 5 Matt Keane reports Limerick, relegated from the Premier League last season, were far too strong for Waterford United at the RSC on Friday night last. The Shannonsides have retained the majority of last year’s team and also added some new players including Aaron Greene who signed from St Patrick’s Athletic [...]

Blues pay penalty for poor start

: Blues mid field player James O'Brien was in the heart of things for the Blues against Drogheda United
League of Ireland First Division Drogheda United 2 Waterford United 1 Matt Keane Waterford United manager Roddy Collins made it clear before this game, which was played in United Park on Friday night last, that he wanted his charges to keep a clean sheet but his plan went out the window after five minutes when the hosts [...]

Irish hearts broken in dramatic fashion

: A very proud Dunphy family at the RSC as Ireland took on Wales in the Under 18 International.  L-R : Martina Dunphy, Johnny Dunphy, Craig Dunphy, Reece Dunphy.
Under 18 International John Coughlan Memorial Cup. 2nd Leg Republic of Ireland 3 Wales 2 (Agg 3-3) (Wales won 5-3 on penalties) Wales struck late to break the hearts of the Irish players at the RSC on Wednesday in the second leg of the annual John Coughlan Memorial Cup competition. The visitors led one nil from the first game [...]

Wales claim spoils in Graun Park

The Republic of Ireland U18 squad that took on Wales in graun
Under 18 International John Coughlan Memorial Cup. 1st Leg Republic of Ireland 0 Wales 1 raun Park, the home ground of Tramore AFC staged this match on Monday of last week and a crowd of almost 1,6000 turned up to insure that the occasion was one to remember for the club. Everything went according to plan and despite the final [...]

League of Ireland about to kick-off

Matt Keane reports Waterford United will get their new season up and running on Friday night when they play away to Drogheda United. Blues manager Roddy Collins has been speaking ahead of the big kick-off. “Like every other manager in the league, there is always one final piece of the jigsaw that you want to find [...]