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A DATE WITH HISTORY

Waterford within 70 minutes of retaining their League title Dermot Keyes at Semple Stadium Quiet satisfaction has been the order of the spring for Waterford’s hurlers. There’s been a welcome absence of fuss and fanfare about the way Derek McGrath’s team have gone about their business throughout this National Hurling League campaign. It’s a mark of the manager [...]


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A DATE WITH HISTORY

Waterford within 70 minutes of retaining their League title Dermot Keyes at Semple Stadium Quiet satisfaction has been the order of the spring for Waterford’s hurlers. There’s been a welcome absence of fuss and fanfare about the way Derek McGrath’s team have gone about their business throughout this National Hurling League campaign. It’s a mark of the manager [...]

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Déise chasing history as they face Treatymen

National Hurling League Semi-Final (Waterford v Limerick, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 2pm) Brian Flannery reports Waterford will once again have their League title on the line when they travel to Thurles this Sunday to take on Limerick in the semi-final curtain raiser. The bookies have the reigning champions pinned as 8/13 favourites to progress to a second league decider in [...]

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THE WINNING HABIT

Brian Flannery at Wexford Park Winning is a good habit. Winning close games needs experience and mental strength. Winning when playing below par is the stuff of champions. Coming away from Innovate Wexford Park with victory and a place in the Allianz National Hurling league semi-finals is very much a case of mission accomplished. However this performance [...]

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DUBS DENT FLAT DEISE

Dermot Keyes reports ysteria didn’t exactly take off like a bog fire across the county despite an admittedly brilliant start to Waterford’s National Hurling League, and that’s been no bad thing at all. Optimism? Yes. Hype? None that I’ve noticed anyway. On Sunday last, there was disappointment rather than despondency in the wake of Waterford’s NHL defeat [...]

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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 [...]


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Waterford overcome Down to remain unbeaten

National Ladies Football League Waterford 1-13 Down 1-10 aterford maintained their unbeaten run in the LIDL National Football League Division Three when they overcame a dogged determined Down team at Ardmore on Sunday Waterford’s centre forward Ciara Hurley opened the scoring with a free in the first minute but Down put it up to the Waterford girls [...]

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CAMPAIGN ENDS ON WELCOME POSITIVE

National Football League Division Four Waterford 0-10 Leitrim 1-6 Thomas Keane reports Waterford recorded a second win in this year’s National Football League on Saturday afternoon last when they had one point to spare over Leitrim at a rain-lashed Fraher Field. The Division Four campaign will evidently go down as a disappointing one for all that support football within [...]

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 [...]

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UNDONE AT THE DEATH

ational Football League Division Four Waterford 0-12 London 0-13 Dermot Keyes at Fraher Field The wind was careering towards the Colligan at full-time on Easter Sunday. Waterford’s players and management – and a crowd numbering just 121 – 79 of whom had passes, were no longer in view. A group of cheerful London players skipped back out [...]

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 [...]

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SAM’S YELLOW FEVER!

Carrick-on-Suir’s Bennett takes prestigious stage win Dermot Keyes reports “Gabh mo leithscéal @cyclesportmag ach is Eireannach mise. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir don tachaíocht agus do fhocail cineálta.” Sam Bennett’s light-hearted Tweet, in response to a British-based cycling magazine’s earlier post which appeared to claim him as one of their own, lit up the social media [...]

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SCOIL MHUIRE MAKE FOOTBALL’S ‘A’ LIST!

All-Ireland Ladies Post Primary Schools ‘A’ Football Final Scoil Mhuire (Carrick-on-Suir) 4-16 Coláiste Iosagáin (Dublin) 2-8 Cóilín Duffy at Nowlan Park There was excitement aplenty as Scoil Mhuire Carrick on Suir delivered their first ever LIDL All-Ireland Ladies Football PPS Senior A title in impressive fashion at Nowlan Park on Monday week last. At the famous Kilkenny ground, [...]

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TOP GEAR AGAIN

Craig Breen and co-driver Scott Martin retain their Circuit of Ireland title Jamie Kent reports AST year Craig Breen fulfilled his childhood ambitiion of winning the iconic Circuit of Ireland Rally. The Abu Dhabi Total World Rally driver and his co-driver Scott Martin were able to secure a last minute entry to this year’s event driving a [...]

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 [...]