Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category

Carrick Secure Magic 12th Premier Crown with Second Half Goals

Carrick United celebrate Photos: Noel Browne
Carrick United 2 Ferrybank 0 Carrick United secured their 12th Premier League title on Thursday night in front of a massive crowd in Ozier Park. They won their first Premier League crown in 2000 and to win it a dozen times in 17 years is quite simply an unbelievable achievement by a club who [...]

Hoops and Blues Share Points in Entertaining Contest

Goal scorer Gavan Holohan in action for the Blues against Shamrock Rovers
Shamrock Rovers 1 Waterford FC 1 Waterford FC came home from the Tallaght Stadium with a valuable point on Friday night last. Played on what was a glorious May evening, Waterford dominated the opening 45 minutes and went in at the interval leading one nil and in truth they could have had another [...]

Super Blues Stun Dundalk with Incredible Heart

Waterford FC’s Courtney Duffus is tackled by Dundalk captain, Stephen O’Donnell
Waterford FC 2 Dundalk 1 Waterford FC continued their brilliant return to the Premier League and firmly stamped their title contenders status when they defeated Dundalk 2-1 at the RSC on Friday night last. An attendance of over 3,500 watched an extraordinary match which had just about everything. Dundalk controlled most of the [...]

Blues Stun LilyWhites!

Waterford FC's Izzy Akinade out jumps Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers at the RSC on Friday last week in what was his first league goal for the club
Waterford FC continue excellent form with 2-1 win over Dundalk Waterford FC followed up their battling away win against Bohemians the previous Monday when they defeated Dundalk at the RSC on Friday night last. An attendance of over 3,500 watched an extraordinary match which had just about everything and the outcome moved the Blues to [...]

Tramore Crowned Champions in Truly Incredible Fashion

The history maker, Tramore’s Josh Douglas celebrates after scoring the winning goal against St. Kevin’s Boys
Tramore AFC 4 St Kevin’s Boys 3 (AET) Tramore AFC won the FAI U18 Cup in Ozier Park on Sunday last after an incredible 110 minutes of blistering football. A Josh Daniels header in extra time sparked amazing scenes of sheer joy and celebration as the ‘Seagulls’ followed up their U17 win last year [...]

Seagulls Soar to Cup Victory!

Tramore players and mentors celebrate their victory over St. Kevin's Boys in the FAI Junior Cup
Tramore lift FAI Youth Cup after dramatic Ozier finale Matt Keane at Ozier Park Ozier Park has staged many memorable games since it opened in 1924 but it would be fair to say the famous venue has never actually hosted a game like this one. This contest had simply everything and every single player and spectator [...]

Blues Back on Song

Waterford FC's Faysel Kasmi is congratulated by team mate Dean Walsh after scoring his second goal and his side's third goal of the game against Bray Wanderers. Inset: Faysel Kasmi looking happy after scoring his second goal of the game in the dying minutes of last Friday night's game. | Photo: Noel Browne
Waterford maintain unbeaten League record at the RSC Waterford FC extended their unbeaten home record on Friday night when they proved too powerful for Bray Wanderers during the second half. Leading up to the game all of the talk was about the players who were missing due to suspensions and injury, but when the referee blew [...]

Red Star Win Red Hot Decider

The victorious Red Star team celebrating their Philip O'Keeffe Cup victory in Ozier Park on Friday last.
Red Star 3 Portlaw United 2 Red Star won the first domestic cup final of the season in Ozier Park on Friday night when they defeated Portlaw United with a goal scored one minute into stoppage time. Conor McDonald gave Red Star the lead after just nine minutes. Red Star doubled their advantage on 13 minutes when [...]

Blues Send the Champs Packing!

Waterford FC players mob Courtney Duffus following his 80th minute winner against champions Cork City at the RSC on Friday last.  Inset: Gavin Holohan celebrating victory following a tempestuous finish. 							| Photos: Noel Browne
A massive crowd of 3,684 crammed into the RSC on Friday night last to watch an extraordinary Munster Derby as Waterford FC come from behind to defeat league leaders Cork City 2-1. The drama on the field was matched by a chaotic ending to the game with four red cards issued by referee Rob Rogers. Bastien Hery [...]

Crowd Behaviour and Media Coverage among the RSC Talking Points

The Blues are flying high again after a decade in the soccer wilderness.   								| Photo: Noel Browne
Football is football and often it’s not for the fainthearted and those with delicate ears. Everybody loves a bit of drama and controversy that adds spice to the proceedings but – and in terms of last Friday’s excitement at Kilbarry, there is, regrettably a few ‘buts’ I felt I needed to mention this week. A lot [...]