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New players come on board at Waterford United

On Wednesday last nine players signed for Waterford United as planning for the new season continues apace. The signings continued on Friday when four more players out pen to paper. The signings bring the squad up to seventeen with Sean Byrne, Philly Gorman, Roddy Collins Jr. and Anthony McAlavey having already been confirmed as part of [...]

Collins Signs Three New Players

Waterford United manager Roddy Collins has signed three new players ahead of the new season. Striker PhillyGorman (34) left-full back Sean Byrne (25) and Roddy Collins `Jnr all agreed terms with the club. Roddy Collins expressed his delight with his new additions. “Philly is a lad I had at Athlone and he scored 20 goals [...]

Tough Opening Game For Waterford United

FIRST DIVISION 2016 Matt Keane reports Waterford United face a tough opening as they strive to win promotion under the guidance of manager Roddy Collins and coach Aaron O’Callaghan. They will open up the campaign away to Drogheda United who were relegated from the Premier League last season. The Co Louth outfit are managed by the experienced Pate Mahon [...]

O’Keeffe treble keeps Hibernians on track

Hibernian’s David McGrath turns away from Carrick’s Dean Power
Munster Junior Cup Round 3 Hibernians 3 Carrick United ‘B’ 0 Hibernians and the Carrick United 1A team clashed in Carrignore on Sunday in Round 3 of the Munster Cup and it was the Premier League champions who came out on top. The win keeps Hibs on track in both the provincial competition and [...]

Waterford League no match for Cork counterparts

Waterford’s Michael O’Neill gains control ahead of Cork’s Troy O’Sullivan.
The first ever Inter League game to be played under the new floodlights in Ozier Park proved a disappointing affair for the local league. Waterford had won their opening fixture away to the Desmond League from Limerick but they rarely looked like repeating that success against an extremely strong Cork outfit who had a number of [...]

UCD outclass qualified Blues

Blues u17 striker Sean Roche on the attach against UCD at the RSC last Saturday
A Waterford United team who had already qualified for the last eight knock-out stage and who were missing a number of regular players proved no match for a slick moving UCD team at the RSC on Saturday afternoon last. The visitors from Belfield held all of the aces throughout and condemned Blues to what was only [...]

Stalemate at storm battered RSC

The Republic of Ireland Under 21 team that played Norway at the RSC last Tuesday.
Storm Barney battered the region in the hours leading up to the U21 friendly between Norway and Republic of Ireland last Tuesday but the game itself at the RSC was a rather tame affair that resulted in a nil all draw. The Republic of Ireland and Norway played out a rather tame draw in this international [...]

St Declan’s on course to retain Munster Crown

Michael Daly of St. Declan’s in control against Cashel CBS
St Declan’s of Kilmacthomas remain on course to retain the title they won so superbly last year following this victory in Carriganore last week. Managed by Kealon O’Neill the current crop of players had to dig deep to grind out this victory against a talented Cashel CBS outfit. Darryl Walsh, the Waterford U17 star and Irish international, [...]

Tramore ease past luckless Lismore

Tramore’s Robbie Mulligan is congratulated by his team mates after scoring in the second half.
Tramore advanced to the next stage of the Munster Cup in Graun Park on Saturday night when they proved to strong for the WWEC Premier League leaders Lismore. The visitors from the Cathedral Town more than held their own during the opening 45 minutes but the hosts took over completely after the change of ends. Lismore lined [...]

Ozier Park glistens on a night to savour and embrace

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 was a red letter day in the long and cherished history of the Waterford and District Junior League. Ozier Park, the headquarters of football in Waterford has been in existence since 1924 and during the intervening 91 years many thousands of players, mentors, administrators and spectators have enjoyed many wonderful hours of [...]