Sports


CLOHESSY CAREERS TO VICTORY

e-scheduled National Half-Marathon proves huge success The Waterford AC Half Marathon, which was due to be held before Christmas, attracted a huge number of athletes to Waterford when the re-scheduled event went ahead on Saturday last. Victory went to Mick Clohessy (Raheny Shamrocks AC) who finished 46 seconds ahead of Mark Hanrahan (Leevale) with John Meade (St [...]


Hurling


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DEISE RALLY IN RATHKEALE

McGrath Cup 2016 Thomas Keane reports Limerick 0-7 Waterford 2-7 Waterford will go into their National Football League campaign in fine fettle having recovered from the heavy reversal to Cork on Wednesday last to see off Limerick in Rathkeale’s Mick Neville Park on Sunday afternoon last. Goals in either half from Donie Breathnach, on his competitive senior inter-county debut [...]

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DJ Carey talks about managing expectation

Cats legend backs Waterford to take next step DJ Carey believes a long-awaited All-Ireland senior hurling title ‘is not far away’ for Waterford, but has also spoken about the need for supporters in particular to manage expectations about the Deise’s Championship chances. Speaking at the WLRfm/Granville Hotel GAA Awards, the five-time All-Ireland winner expressed his wish to [...]

Camogie Academy reaping benefits

The final day of the Waterford Camogie Academy took place in the WIT Sports Campus recently, with the U-14 and U-16 Squads were presented with their training jerseys following a skills session with inter-county hurlers Noel Connors and Pauric Mahony. Established in 2012 following promotion to the Intermediate ranks, the Academy saw the formation of a [...]

Soccer


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UCD outclass qualified Blues

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 [...]

Waterford League no match for Cork counterparts

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 [...]


Football


Modeligo bow out of Munster

Modeligo’s long journey to the Banner ended in disappointment last Saturday afternoon when Coolmeen progressed to the Munster Junior Football Final, where they’ll face Kerry’s Templenoe. Coolmeen won the toss and elected to play with the stiff wind and the slight incline and this proved to be a wise decision as they led at the short [...]

Modeligo Cruise to Junior Crown

Modeligo will travel to Cooraclare in Clare for a 2pm throw-in on Saturday next for a Munster Junior Football Semi Final against Banner champions Coolmeen after easily overcoming Roanmore at Fraher Field in last Saturday’s County Junior decider. Played in a strong wind which blew towards the road goal and on a pitch clearly showing signs [...]

General


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Sir Des Champs delights after 700 day absence

It’s always endearing to see the return of a top-class steeplechaser from injury and the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs overcame a lengthy absence to win the Boomerang Animal Bedding And Boomerang Horse & Country Store at Thurles on Thursday of last week. The Willie Mullins-trained Sir Des Champs, absent since finishing fourth [...]

Coiste Siamsa award for Niamh Briggs

The 22nd annual Coiste Siamsa St. Raphael’s Garda Credit Union Garda Sportstar Awards were held at The Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney, Co, Dublin, on Friday 20th November 2015. The awards are presented to Garda members who have achieved success in their chosen sports, locally, nationally and internationally. This year’s selection committee was chaired by former [...]