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Waterford sports groups receive €1.5 million boost

Funding of almost €1.5 million has been allocated to community and voluntary sports groups in Waterford under the Sports Capital Programme, Minister of State John Halligan has confirmed. The grants were announced on Thursday last by Minister Halligan’s Independent Alliance colleague, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross. Welcoming the news, Minister Halligan said the funding [...]


Hurling


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Hogan on fire as Gunners advance

Brian Flannery reports Ballygunner asserted their Under-21 Championship credentials with a thumping 19 point victory over Clonea in the East Waterford semi-final at Dunhill on Sunday last. A sparkling performance from Peter Hogan who contributed 4-1 from play was the highlight of this game as the Gunners are now short priced favourites to add the Under-21 crown [...]

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TQS Integration announced as new Waterford GAA sponsors

At a special function in Lismore on Friday last, TQS Integration announced its new sponsorship of Waterford GAA county teams. The sponsorship covers all Waterford county hurling and football teams from under 14 to Senior in both codes and will be performance bonus related. The new county jersey along with all leisure wear including track [...]

St Mollerans: 2017 County Junior 'C' Hurling champions. 		| Photo: Maurice Hennebry

Elated Mollerans take Junior honours

Brian Flannery reports It may not have been the blue riband event of the hurling calendar but St Mollerans and Brickey Rangers contributed to a highly entertaining County Junior C Hurling final at Dunhill on Saturday last. In the end second half goals from Mikey Dowley and Jerome O’Shea was the difference and ensured the cup was [...]

Soccer


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Paddy Barrett. The Cincinnati Kid

Matt Keane Reports Despite being only 24 years old, Larchville native Paddy Barrett has enjoyed an amazing life in the world of football and in January he will begin yet another chapter in his glittering career. He began playing football with St Paul’s and Southend United before heading off to Aberdeen. Unable to settle there he returned home [...]

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Waterford Crystal cruise into next round

Matt Keane Reports Waterford Crystal followed up their excellent league win against Hibernians when they outclassed Brideview at the RSC on Saturday in the Munster Junior Cup. The team from West Waterford are currently third in their league behind the leaders Kilworth but they have two games in hand. Waterford Crystal took the lead after ten minutes. Jordan Henley, [...]

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Blues Players commit to Waterford FC for 2018 season

Derry born defender Patrick McClean became the first player to re-sign for the Blues ahead of the 2018 Premier League when he penned a new deal last week. McClean, who made 23 appearances when the Blues won promotion back to the top flight of Irish football, has tasted Premier Division football before with his native Derry [...]


Football


The joy of it: Stradbally celebrated a record-equalling 19th Senior Football title at Fraher Field on Sunday last as if it were their maiden success.  See inside for more coverage. 	 | Photo: Sean Byrne

Stradbally Regain Title Following Fraher Epic

A Championship that took 212 days to complete could not have produced a more magnificent finish. And if there’s ever been a better County Senior Football Final than the instant classic Stradbally and The Nire produced at Fraher Field last Sunday, good luck identifying it. The last Senior GAA Final of 2017, the eighth occasion these great [...]

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There’s a familiar look to this year’s County Senior Football Final which is finally set to go ahead this Sunday at Fraher Field. The holders from The Nire, having gone the long way round to reach the decider, will do battle with Stradbally for the Conway Cup for the eighth time this century alone – [...]

General


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Golden Girl Zara’s three World titles

It’s been a very busy and hugely successful few months for Zara White, Ballyduff, Kilmeaden who capped off a great year in style when she won three gold medals at the Unified Kick-Boxing World Championships in Italy last month. 14-year-old Zara is the daughter of Ray and Sandra White and she has two older brothers Raymond [...]

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Success at International Karate championships

Last weekend The Pat Rockett Martial Arts Academy, based at the Crystal Leisure Centre, Waterford took part in the International Karate Championships in the Hub in Kilkenny. The local club had 14 members, selected by Karate Ireland on the Irish squad of 180 competitors. The competition was held over four days with 1,200 competitors from all over [...]