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Young Blues too hot for Reds

Rory Feely on the attack for the Blues against Shelbourne.
Pre-season friendly Shelbourne 0 Waterford FC 3 A young Waterford FC team recorded a fine victory in Tolka Park on Friday night last in what was their last pre-season game ahead of the new league season which gets underway this Friday with a home game against Shamrock Rovers.Manager Alan Reynolds fielded a [...]

Waterford book All-Ireland place in nail-biting fashion

Waterford’s Tony Ebhonwaye celebrates scoring the opening goal for his side.
Under 15 All-Ireland semi-final Waterford League 3 Galway League 2 Waterford will head to Mullingar on Sunday week to play the Dublin League in the Under 15 All-Ireland final following this nail biting semi-final played at the RSC on Sunday afternoon last. At the interval Nigel Ray’s side were leading three nil and at that stage plans [...]

Déise downed by Derrymen

Waterford's Shane Ahearne steers away from Derry's Christopher McKaigue
National Football League Division Four Waterford 1-8 Derry 2-12 Waterford’s fading hopes of promotion from Division Four were extinguished by favourites Derry at a blustery Fraher Field in front of a gate of just 233, of which 135 were paying patrons. A Derry side featuring just five starting members of the team which defeated Waterford in their [...]

Shefflin dreams of further Croker joy

No-one has been there and done that as a player like Henry Shefflin. And now, just a year into his first senior managerial stint, he’s just an hour away from steering Ballyhale Shamrocks to another All-Ireland title. “We knew it was going to be very tight,” said the Kilkenny legend in the wake of his [...]

OUTGUNNED

Conor Power is somehow denied a goal due to a combination of heroic Ballyhale defence and the treacly Town End parallelogram during Saturday's All-Ireland Club Hurling Semi Final. See Sport 2-6 for further coverage.				| Photo: Noel Browne
Ballygunner downed by Shamrocks in Semple Brian Flannery Reports Throughout history, many great campaigns ended in defeat after literally getting stuck in the mud. Napoleon Bonaparte and indeed Hitler witnessed disaster as their respective armies suffered in the harshness of a Russian winter with their armoury buried in muddy tracks.And so too Ballygunner’s campaign to [...]

Late late strike ends Blues unbeaten run

Waterford FC’s Dean Walsh in control at midfield. Photos by Noel Browne
Waterford FC 1 Bray Wanderers 2 Paul Elliott Reports Waterford FC suffered their first defeat in the pre-season series of games when Jake Ellis came off the bench and scored deep into stoppage time to give Bray Wanderers a 2-1 win at the RSC last Saturday. The Blues went close to taking the lead after just five [...]

LATE WINNER KEEPS VILLA IN TITLE RACE

Waterford Crystal's Mitchel Casey in control against Villa's Danny Walsh.
Villa 3 Waterford Crystal 2 Paul Elliott Reports Villa kept their hopes of winning the Waterford Premier League alive as they took all three points from this five goal thriller against Waterford Crystal at Connors Park on Saturday night last. Conor Signorelli came up with the winner five minutes into injury time. Crystal looked as if they [...]

Positive start for the Déise

: Waterford Ladies enjoyed an opening league win over Wexford
Ladies Football National Football League Division 2 Waterford 0-12 Wexford 0-3 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Reports Waterford Ladies Fotballers are under new management for 2019, with Dungarvan native, Ciaran Curran, now in charge after a turbulent few months at administrative level. They opened their league campaign with a home fixture against Wexford, played at the sunny but arctic Gold [...]

Connolly relishing Semple showdown

The Ballygunner brains trust is attempting to plot a path to Croke Park on St Patrick's Day.
Ballygunner selector Padraig Connolly admits that playing the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final a fortnight after his team’s sensational Munster Final display would have been preferable. “I’d have to agree with that,” he said when that scenario was presented to him. “But you can be sire that the Ballyhale backroom staff would have liked to have played us [...]

O’Sullivan: this is what it’s all about

Shane O'Sullivan is relishing the prospect of facing Ballyhale Shamrocks on Saturday evening.
Ballygunner stalwart Shane O’Sullivan is relishing the prospect of challenging club giants Ballyhale with a place in the All-Ireland Club Hurling Final up for grabs in Semple Stadium this Saturday. Speaking to The Munster Express, the former inter-county star described a potential run-out at Croke Park on Saint Patrick’s Day as the stuff of boyhood dreams. [...]