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Blues snatch last gap point

Waterford FC’s Shane Duggan celebrates his late goal which secured a point for the Blues.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Waterford FC 2 Derry City 2 Shane Duggan slotted home an injury time penalty to secure a point for Waterford FC at the RSC on Easter Monday. When Darren Cole unleashed an unstoppable ball past Matthew Connor on 88 minutes it looked as if the Blues were heading for a home [...]

Blues good value for precious point

Blues striker Aaron Drinan shoots for goal against Bohs at Dalymount Park last Friday.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Bohemians 0 Waterford FC 0 Waterford FC fully deserved a point from this game against Bohemians in Dalymount Park on Friday last. The ‘Gypsies’ went into the game on high following their victory over their arch rivals Shamrock Rovers four days previously while the Blues had drawn 2-2 with Derry [...]

Everyone in Waterford is hurting”. Alan Reynolds

Waterford FC’s Shane Duggan celebrates with team mates, Zack Elbouzedi and JJ Lunney after opening the scoring for his side. Photos: Noel Browne
Waterford manager Alan Reynolds was close to tears when he spoke after the game. On a night when he should have been on cloud nine after defeating Munster rivals Cork City, the Blues boss found it hard to talk about the decision to take away the European dream from the club and the supporters. He [...]

Blues see off Cork on emotionally charged night

Waterford FC’s Zack Elbouzedi is congratulated by team mate, Aaron Drinan after scoring the crucial second goal.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Waterford FC 2 Cork City 0 This game played the RSC on Good Friday was one of the most emotional and extraordinary ever played at the Kilbarry venue. The previous day Waterford FC were informed by UEFA that they would not be allowed play in the Europa League and everyone who loves the [...]

CHAMPIONS

Hibernians win Premier League for the third time in five years Torrential rain and a bitterly cold breeze failed to dampen the joy in Mitchel Kennedy Park on Sunday last. In many ways this was a strange kind of contest. Hibernians had clinched their third Premier League title in five years the previous evening [...]

Hoops roll over spirited Blues

League of Ireland Premier Division Shamrock Rovers 2 Waterford FC 1 Waterford FC returned to Dublin for the second time within the space of seven days when they played Shamrock Rovers in the Tallaght Stadium on Friday night last. The supporters were hoping for an improvement on the 4-1 hammering at the hands of UCD [...]

Hibernians celebrate title success in style

Waterford Junior League, Premier Division Hibernians 4 Tramore Rangers 2 Hibs got off to a flying start almost took the lead in the first minute. Mark O’Keeffe played the ball to Kenny Purcell who let fly from 12 yards but the Rangers goalkeeper Shane Morrissey produced an excellent save.The deadlock was broken however after 13 minutes. David Cooley [...]

Waterford edge out Tribesmen

The Waterford Schoolboy Football League U-12 squad were the ball kids on the night.
EA Sports Cup. Second Round Waterford FC 2 Galway United 1 Waterford manager Alan Reynolds made nine changes from the team which had defeated Finn Harps 4-0 four days previously in the league for this EA Sports Cup game which was played at the RSC on Monday week last, April 1st.This is a competition the [...]

Students punish horrendous defensive mistakes

JJ Lunney on the ball for the Blues on the attack against UCD
League of Ireland Premier Division UCD 4 Waterford FC 1 The Belfield Bowl jinx struck one again for Waterford FC on Friday night last. Down through the years the South Dublin venue has proved to be something of a bogey stadium for the Blues and this outcome was perhaps the worst of them all. The [...]

“Momentum is building”. Alan Reynolds

"“We still have a bit to do to be honest but I believe we are getting there"
Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds was a happy man when he spoke after the 4-0 drubbing of Finn Harps. “That is three clean sheets we have kept now in a row and that was something we spoke about before the season got underway and I think we are back on track now following what was [...]