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We're Back Baby!

We're Back Baby!

Thomas Barr’s delight at his win in Lucerne last week at the start of what was another brilliant week for Irish athletics. Thomas Barr’s tweet “We’re back baby!” reflects not only delight but relief as the Waterford Olympian posted his best time in 13 months when he came home like the proverbial train to win the 400m...
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Our Giro Hero!

Our Giro Hero!

Sam Bennett powers to Grand Tour stage win Sam Bennett is the toast of the cycling world following his magnificent Seventh Stage victory in the Giro D’Italia on Friday last, when he became the first Irishman to win a stage on the event since Stephen Roche back in 1987. The 27-year-old Carrick-on-Suir rider delivered...
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DEISE’S GLORY DAY

DEISE’S GLORY DAY

Break out the bunting, dust off the novelty teddy and re-thread that straw hat that’s been in the attic since Féile: because the mighty men of Waterford have made it through to hurling’s greatest day! A stunning second half salvo, spearheaded by Jamie Barron and Austin Gleeson, propelled a ruthless Deise side into...
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DEISE GET JOB DONE

DEISE GET JOB DONE

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about...
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DEVASATED DEISE PAY THE PENALTY

DEVASATED DEISE PAY THE PENALTY

Stephen Dalton struck a controversial match-winning penalty in the fifth minute of additional time to keep the Cork hurling wave rolling, thus ending Waterford’s reign as Munster and All-Ireland Under-21 champions at Walsh Park. Before a 4,127 gate on Thursday last, John Meyler’s side edged out the Deisemen in a...
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GLEE ON THE LEE?

GLEE ON THE LEE?

Dan Shanahan nailed it: parking the win over Kilkenny and rationalising it within the context of the stage it came at in the Hurling Championship was the right thing to do for Waterford’s players and management. But the rest of us have probably enjoyed the feeling that little bit longer. And why the hell not? It’s...
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DEISE AIMING FOR PROVINCIAL GLORY

DEISE AIMING FOR PROVINCIAL GLORY

This year’s Munster Senior Ladies Football Final pairing at Mallow on Saturday next has something of a novel look about it, as it doesn’t feature reigning Munster and All-Ireland champions Cork. In their absence Waterford and Kerry will do battle for the first time in a provincial final since 2003 and this is...
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Battling Blues win again

Battling Blues win again

Waterford FC reeled of yet another victory at the RSC on Saturday last. This was their third game within the space of a week and that heavy workload told but they battled hard to get the points which keep them top of the league table. The previous Saturday they had defeated Shamrock Rovers 5-1 and on the following...
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