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David Pheasey

First year journalism student in DIT. Life long Waterford United fan. Chasing my dream of being a sucessful sports journalist. Twitter - @DavidPheasey

Shels Come From Behind To Earn Point Against Waterford

Two late goals for Gareth Coughlan and Craig Walsh earned Shelbourne a point against Waterford United, with the Dublin side coming from behind after Willie John Kiely and Brian Nolan had given the Blues a two goal advantage at halftime. The Blues opened the scoring on six minutes when Anthony McAlavey saild a wonderful corner into the Shels area, which was …

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Shelbourne & Waterford Both Hoping To Bounce Back

Waterford United will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat as the Blues welcome Shelbourne to the RSC on Friday evening. The Blues come into the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat at the hands of league new boys Cabinteely last weekend. Despite some early chances, Tommy Griffin’s men were unable to find a way past …

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LoI Preview: Derry Look To Pounce On Wounded Pats

St Patrick’s Athletic will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s 3-0 defeat when the Saints welcome Derry City to Richmond Park tomorrow evening. Liam Buckley’s Saints will be hoping that Friday nights defeat at the hands of reigning Champions Dundalk was a once off as they host a Derry City that sit just above them in the league. …

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Finn Harps Give Waterford United The Blues

Goals from Gareth Harkin and Damien McNulty gave Finn Harps a 2-0 win over a 10-man Waterford United in the RSC tonight. Harps took the lead just before the half time interval when Damien McNulty touched home a Brian McGroary free kick. The home side were reduced to 10 men just after the interval when Shane Nolan was shown a …

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The Battle Of The Blues: Waterford United vs Finn Harps

Waterford United welcome Finn Harps to the Regional Sports Centre this weekend, as both sides look to build on positive results last weekend. Waterford come into the game on the back of a 2-1 victory over south-east rivals Wexford Youths. Goals from Shane Dineen and Anthony O’Donnell saw Tommy Griffin’s charges come from behind to take all three points. Finn Harps …

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League Of Ireland Premier Division Roundup: Week One

Bohemians lead the way after the opening weekend, beating Limerick on Saturday evening, despite wins for Dundalk, Derry, Shamrock Rovers, and Drogheda United. Here David Pheasey reviews all the opening weekend’s Premier Division action. Dundalk kicked-off the defence of their title by welcoming First Division champions Longford Town to Oriel Park on Friday night. A single Daryl Horgan strike on 16 …

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Nolan Earns Blues A Point

A late Shane Nolan strike stole the show, as Waterford United came from behind to draw 1-1 with Athlone Town. The visitors went ahead just before the break when Garbhan Coughlan latched onto a miss placed Shane Nolan back past. Coughlan taking the ball in his stride to fire his side ahead. Nolan turned hero with the last kick of …

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2015 Season Preview: Waterford United

With pre-season complete Waterford United look set for an exciting year of football in the south east.  After a tough season last year, both on and off the pitch, Blues fans will be hoping that 2015 will be a more promising year. Early signs are looking good for the club. Despite defeats to Shamrock Rovers, Bray Wanderers, Avondale United and …

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Waterford United 2-1 Longford: Kiely Delivers From The Spot

A Willie John Kiely spot kick in the 85th minute was enough to send Waterford United into next week’s league-opener against Athlone Town on the back of a 2-1 victory. A goal from Don Cowan after 25 minutes handed Longford a 1-0 lead in a cold and wet RSC, before Andrew McAleevey drew the side’s level just after the break. With just minutes remaing …

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Griffin delivers Kiely and Hawe For Waterford United

Waterford United last night confirmed the signings of Willie John Kiely and Glen Hawe. The pair have both been part of manager Tommy Griffin’s pre-season campaign, and will offer the Blues boss another choice going forward, as the Southeast club prepare for the forthcoming season. Kiely returns for another campaign in the RSC having rejoined the club last March.  The …

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Boyle And The Blues Are Bound For Knockout Football

After last weekend’s 4-0 trashing of Bray Wanderers, Waterford United’s under-19s became the first side to secure their place in the knockout phase of the under-19 league. Goals from Mikie Rowe, Ross Fitzpatrick, Ethan Boyle, and Daryl Power saw the Blues run out easy winners against the Wanderers, as they continued their impressive league run. Speaking exclusively to Pundit Arena LOI, Waterford …

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Peel Pens Deal With Blues

Waterford United last night announced the signing of Greg Peel ahead of the 2015 season. Peel joins the Blues after spells in the UK with both Carlisle United and Fleetwood Town. The striker has been on trial at the club throughout the Blues preseason campaign, and finally put pen to paper with Tommy Griffin’s team ahead of the forthcoming League of …

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Jack Doherty Pens Deal For Another Spell In The Southeast

Waterford United last night confirmed the signing of Jack Doherty ahead of the 2015 season. The skilful winger spent the first half of last season with the Southeast Club as part of a loan deal with Ipswich Town, before signing a deal with Limerick FC for the latter half of the season. Doherty rejoins Tommy Griffin’s Blues from local Waterford …

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Pre-Season Friendly: Waterford United 0-3 Shamrock Rovers

Shamrock Rovers kick-started their pre-season campaign with a 3-0 win over Waterford United at the RSC. Goals from David O’Connor, Danny North and Remie John saw the Hoops take a good win over the home side in an entertaining game in the south-east. The Blues created the first real goal scoring chance on four minutes when Glen Hawe broke through the …

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Waterford United Sign Trio

Waterford United have announced the signings of three more players for the 2015 season, after their 3-0 defeat at home to Shamrock Rovers. Sean Hurley and Shane Nolan both penned deals with the club, while Cormac Breslin re-signs with the club ahead of the new campaign. Sean Hurley joins the Blues having spent last season with Bray Wanderers and has been …

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Shamrock Rovers To Kiss Goodbye To The Friday Blues

Waterford United and Shamrock Rovers kick start their preseason schedules on Friday evening when the Hoops travel to the RSC. After a disappointing season last year, the Blues will be hoping to get the new year off to a strong start with the visit of the Premier Division club. Tommy Griffin has been putting his players through their paces over …

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The Irish Abroad – Daryl Murphy & Shane Dineen

Daryl Murphy of Ipswich Town and Shane Dineen, formerly of Leicester City caught up with David Pheasey to discuss some of the issues for footballers when moving away from home at such young age, such as homesickness and loneliness.  In recent years, Ireland has become a factory for producing young talented players, who move across to the UK to further their footballing development. …

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Possible European Erasmus For The Students

UCD could be playing European football this season, after it was announced that the Republic of Ireland tops the UEFA Respect Fair Play League standings, ahead of The Netherlands and England. Should Ireland still be top of the standings on April 30th, and hold a ranking above 8.0, it will be one of three countries to recieve an extra place …

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