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Super Saints Stun Johnville

St. Joseph’s Lucas Malik is first to the ball ahead of Johnville’s Aaron Kennedy.
Munster Junior Cup. First Round Johnville 1 St Joseph’s 8 Let’s be honest from the outset! No one saw this coming. Johnville have been playing well in Division 1A all season, especially at home and they went into this match in St Martin’s Park on Saturday night as favourites. There was one [...]

Much Changed Blues Fall to Champions

Waterford FC’s Izzy Akinade beats Dundalk’s Brian Gartland in the air.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Waterford FC 1 Dundalk 2 Having secured European football for the first time since 1986 on Monday, Waterford FC brought the curtain down on what was a glorious week in rather disappointing fashion at the RSC on Friday night last. Manager Alan Reynolds was forced into six changes [...]

Europe Beckons For Super Blues

Waterford FC’s Bastien Hery congratulates goal scorer Dessie Hutchinson after his goal late in the game for the Blues against Dundalk last Friday Photo: Noel Browne
Waterford FC on the brink of European football for the first time in 32 years. For the first time in 32 years Waterford’s football fans are looking forward to European Football after an amazing return to the Premier Division in 2018. It has been some journey from the lows of 2016, through the delight of first division [...]

Keegan and Cashin thrilled with Dalymount Win

A section of the huge Blues support in Dalymount Park last Friday
Blues skipper Paul Keegan, reflecting on last Friday’s win in Dalymount Park, said he was delighted with the win as Dalymount Park is a hard place to try and get a result. “Bohs have some fine young players and they scored an excellent goal by playing the ball out wide and then into the middle [...]

Blues Bag Three Vital Points in Dalymount Park

The Waterford FC Team that defeated Bohemians at Dalymount Park
Bohemians 1 Waterford FC 3 Waterford FC recorded their second win of the season in Dalymount Park on Friday night last when they proved too strong for a Bohemians side who fielded a lot of young players due to the fact that they were facing an FAI Cup semi-final against Cork City [...]

Paddock Boys See Off Saints in Tight Affair

Portlaw’s Jordan Myler out in front of St.Saviour’s Stephen Dalton. O’Regan
FAI Junior Cup. First Round Portlaw United 2 St Saviour’s 0 Two sides who are expected to fight it out at the top of Division 1A this season put their league aspirations aside on Sunday last at the Paddock as they battled it out for a place in the second round of the FAI [...]

Impressive Hibs Ease into Second Round

Hibernians’ Jason Keane on the attack against Johnville
FAI Junior Cup. First Round Hibernians 7 Johnville 1 Despite falling behind after just six minutes Hibernians got their FAI Junior Cup campaign off to a flying start in Mitchel Kennedy Park on Saturday afternoon last. The sides went in level at the interval following an exciting opening 45 minutes but it was all one way traffic [...]

Blues Reach Play-Offs With a Game to Spare

Jack O'Donnell (No 8) mobbed by team mayes after scoring the winner for the Blues U19's against Cabinteely at the RSC last Saturday.
Elite U19 National League Waterford United 3 Cabinteely 2 Ray Power’s U19 team qualified for the play-offs with a game to spare following this thrilling encounter at the RSC on Saturday last. When the manager has a full squad to choose from they are a match for anyone and that fact was [...]

The Back Four Were Sublime”-Rory Feely

Waterford FC’s Rory Feely avoids the sliding tackle from Sligo Rovers Patrick McClean: Photo: Noel Browne
League of Ireland Premier Division Waterford FC 1 Sligo Rovers 0 Rory Feely was one of the top players for the Blues on Friday and he was happy to play his part in the important victory over Sligo Rovers. “It might have been an ugly win but it doesn’t matter to us because it’s all about the three [...]

“It could have backfired on us”-Alan Reynolds

Waterford FC’s Noa Baba passing forward in the second half.
Alan Reynolds was delighted to see his team get back on track after two disappointing results and admitted that making six changes was a risky business. “We have applied ourselves over the last few weeks and the players have always come in, prepared and have worked as hard as they could. I’ve asked for a little [...]