Sports


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Men of Steel

“I believe one of the big lessons of sports for dedicated individuals and teams is that it shows us how hard work, and I mean hard work, does pay dividends. The dividend is not necessarily in outscoring an opponent. The guaranteed dividend is the complete peace of mind gained in knowing you did everything within [...]


Hurling


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Primed for battle

he dust has long since settled on Waterford’s National Hurling League defeat to Clare. It’s come and it’s gone. History, even if it remains, as Derek McGrath put it, “a huge disappointment” for his youthful Deise panel, fresh from a productive five-day training camp in Fota. “To me, it almost sets up next Sunday’s game as a [...]

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Win first. Dream later.

his is it. This is what months of sweat-extricating toil amounts to and counts for. This is when, for all the respect we’ll always hold in our hearts for the National League, wearing the county jersey matters most. Waterford facing Clare in the Munster Hurling Championship semi-final in the sport’s most treasured southern cathedral. “A semi-final [...]

Soccer


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Italy come from behind to crush Ireland

Matt Keane reports Ireland received a major setback in their quest to qualify for the UEFA Euro finals in France when they lost to a classy Italian side at the RSC on Thursday night last. Back on October 13th Noel King’s side were unlucky to lose to Italy away by one goal to nil and things [...]

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Points shared in six goal thriller

League of Ireland First Division Athlone Town 3 Waterford United 3 Matt Keane reports his game which played at The Athlone Town Stadium on Friday night was one of the most extraordinary contests seen in this division for many a long year. Waterford were leading three nil after 36 minutes and appeared to be in cruise control. but when [...]

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O’Connor and Molumby named in U17 Irish squad

Matt Keane reports The Republic of Ireland Under 17 manager Tom Mohan named two Waterford born players in his squad ahead of two games against Switzerland on March 1st and March 3rd.Mohan, a former Derry City and Finn Harps player announced his 18 man squad( two more to be added this week) at a press [...]


Football


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Waterford lower banner after 10 goal thriller

strong>Waterford 7-4 Clare 3-15 (After Extra Time) Waterford’s Under-14 ladies team overcame Clare in the Munster ‘C’ Final played in Mallow GAA complex on Saturday last after a hard fought battle in which no quarter was asked or given by either team. When the teams last met in the round robin series of games back in February a [...]

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Old Boro stave off resurgent Portlaw

romoted Portlaw came within a whisker of stunning Dungarvan at last Tuesday’s rescheduled Senior Hurling Championship at Walsh Park, as their compelling second half comeback fell agonisingly short. Trailing by 0-14 to 0-4 just moments into the second half, the Intermediate champions rallied, laying down a morale boosting marker for the remainder of the campaign, landing [...]

General


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Wild celebrations as Miss Evecatcher wins at Tipperary

he ‘junction’ hardly ever saw anything like it! Last Thursday, there were massive celebrations at Tipperary following the hugely-popular success of Aghlish-based handler Roger McGrath’s Miss Eyecatcher in the closing Tipperary Mares’ (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race over two miles. The five-year-old Miss Eyecatcher, who won the two and a quarter mile mares’ point-to-point bumper at Tipperary [...]