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Reynolds Thrilled with Hunt’s Performance

Dessie Hutchinson wins this tackle against Skerries Town
After losing three consecutive league games Alan Reynolds the Blues manager was delighted to see his team get back to winning form in this tricky tie against a talented Skerries Town outfit. “I’m happy with the result. I thought in the first half of the game that we played the conditions very well. We approached [...]

Blues Remain in Cup Hunt

Izzy Akinade shoots for goal against Skerries Town in the FAI Cup last Saturday.
FAI Cup, First Round Skerries Town 1 Waterford FC 4 Noel Hunt wrote himself into the record books on Saturday last when he scored a treble against Skerries Town on what was a wet and windy day in North Dublin. As an extremely strong breeze blew in from Dublin Bay, the Blues player-coach made little of the conditions [...]

You Need to take Chances When they Come: Alan Reynolds

Waterford FC’s Dessie Hutchinson looking dejected at the final whistle.
Blues manager Alan Reynolds gave an honest assessment of the match when he spoke afterwards. “I thought it was a tight game. We had a few chances in the first half that we could have taken, but they have some good players and I thought that both Garry Buckley and Graham Cummins were always [...]

“It’s Still in Our Hands”:Noel Hunt

Waterford’s Noel Hunt celebrates scoring his first goal of the season to put Waterford FC ahead in the first half.
Waterford FC v Cork City Reaction Noel Hunt scored a wonderful goal to set the RSC on fire just after the half hour mark last Friday but the visitors equalised 60 seconds later. During the second half Hunt felt he was fouled inside the penalty area but the referee waved play on. The former Irish international, [...]

Blues Stun Hoops with Late Late Show

Waterford U17 manager John Furlong was thrilled with the win over Shamrock Rovers.
Elite U17 League. Southern Section Shamrock Rovers 2 Waterford FC 4 Waterford FC came with a late surge yet again to get the better of Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium on Saturday. Following their late win against Bray Wanderers at the RSC the previous week, the Blues repeated their heroics against Shamrock Rovers and are [...]

Waterford FC Signs Renārs Rode and Cory Galvin

Photo by Noel Browne
Waterford FC completed the signings of Latvian international Renārs Rode and former Blues midfielder Cory Galvin last week. Rode joins the club after a recent spell with Negeri Sembilan in the Malaysian Super League, while Galvin joins after playing for Bray Wanderers earlier in the season. Latvian international Rode has played for a number of clubs in [...]

Hoops Stun Off-Colour Blues

. Shamrock Rovers Ronan Finn fouling Waterford FC’s Gavan Holohan in the first half.
Waterford FC 0 Shamrock Rovers 1 Two Shamrock Rovers substitutes combined to carve out the winning goal for the visitors at the RSC on Sunday afternoon. The Hoops came out on top against a Waterford team who were not at their best throughout the 90 minutes. The Dubliners were well organised despite the fact that [...]

Belfast Blues Catch Local Blues in Last Minute

Tramore AFC were the ball kids on Sunday last.
Linfield 2 Waterford FC 1 Waterford and Linfield met for the first time since December 18th, 1974 when they played each other in Windsor Park on Wednesday night last. The two clubs clashed at the same venue in 1974 in the final of The Texaco Cup. That game finished scoreless but Waterford had [...]

Flynn Stunner as Ballinroad Rule

Magnificent save by the Ballinroad goalkeeper Rian Hogan who just got his finger tip to this shot and deflected it out for a corner kick.
WSFL Greenstar U16 B Cup Final Ballinroad 2  Ferrybank  1 Ballinroad won the last schoolboy cup final of the season last week in Graun Park and it was fitting that the winning goal came with the last kick of the season.Eoin Flynn popped up with the golden goal five minutes into stoppage time. It was a bitter [...]

Ferrybank Complete Double with Last Gasp Winner

Ferrybank 1 Carrick United 0 (AET) Ferrybank completed the double in dramatic fashion on Thursday night last in what was an extraordinary match in many ways. This Pen and Brush decider was almost an hour late getting underway and the game was completed under the Graun Park floodlights because the U14 C Cup [...]