General Sports

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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Q&A with Dan Shanahan

Q&A with Dan Shanahan

Dermot Keyes (DK): How well do you feel the training camp at Fota went, Dan? Dan Shanahan (DS): “Pretty good, Dermot. It’s important that we do camps like this in terms of bonding and getting the lads together. It’s something we did in previous years and I have to say it went really well for us.”...
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TIME TO DREAM AGAIN

TIME TO DREAM AGAIN

“As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, never great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm. Somewhere and somehow, exceptional people find a way to bring that enthusiasm to what they do, and they find it every day.” Dr Bob Rotella (How Champions Think) Between Cork’s All-Ireland victories in 1986 and 1990, only the...
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Golfing up North

Golfing up North

We recently had the occasion to visit some golf courses just a 90 minutes-drive from Dublin to the border county of Down in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Golf has great pros like Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke but what are the courses like that create such great players? Royal County Down golf course is the...
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Dunhill Squash Club

Dunhill Squash Club

As promised in our last putting of pen to paper, we give an update of activities in our junior section this week.The juniors were back big time early in September, and junior coaching is flat out each Saturday, with Jack, our senior coach, and all other coaches and organisers. Blitz In October we hosted a mini blitz...
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