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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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PIPPED AT THE POST

PIPPED AT THE POST

Three late points by Kerry helped the Kingdom Ladies capture this year’s Munster Senior Ladies Football title at Mallow on Saturday afternoon. Both defences were well on top in the opening exchanges of this game which was the first meeting of the two sides in a provincial final since 2003. Although defeat was...
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THE HISTORY BOYS

THE HISTORY BOYS

Let’s wallow. Just for a little while. I think Waterford hurling fans have earned it. Fifty eight years waiting, hoping, praying, to see a team from the south bank of the Suir get the better of the game ruling aristocrats on its north bank. Fifty eight years. Fifty eight long years. And let there be no doubt, this is...
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QUEALLY’S JUBILEE JOY

QUEALLY’S JUBILEE JOY

Royal Ascot naturally enough occupied centre stage on the racing front last week and Waterford jockey Tom Queally ended the Royal meeting with a brilliant win in Saturday’s feature race, the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes aboard the James Fanshawe trained The Tin Man. Queally was always travelling well on The Tin Man...
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"WE MUST BE AT OUR VERY BEST"

"WE MUST BE AT OUR VERY BEST"

No-one will ever put more pressure on Derek McGrath than Derek McGrath, even in the hyperrealism of an inter-county environment where managers have sights trained on them almost as rapidly as a misfiring Premier League ‘gaffer’. Even for a man as quoteworthy as McGrath is, he’ll not articulate that...
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AND ON THEY RAN…

AND ON THEY RAN…

The skies were largely overcast as the 3,000-plus runners, joggers and walkers hit the streets and surrounds of Waterford City on Saturday morning last for the sixth annual Waterford Viking Marathon. And while the sun didn’t break through in a meaningful way until shortly before 1pm, as many marathon runners began to...
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THE MATCH OF THE DECADE

THE MATCH OF THE DECADE

Looking back to previous weekend we were lucky to get a ticket for the Champions league final, we carried a colour article last week. Due to pressure of space game the review is here now, probably the best match we have seen live in last decade or two. The classic Euro Champions League Final billing lived up to...
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