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Piltown complete double with Burns cracker

Piltown’s Ben Burns battles with Tramore’s Mikey Wilmott.
U13B Jimmy O’Dwyer Cup Final Piltown 1 Tramore 0 Piltown completed the cup and league double when they came out on top against Tramore in Graun Park on the June Bank Holiday Monday. They went into the Jimmy O’Dwyer Cup decider as hot favourites and duly went home with the trophy, but they had to battle hard [...]

Seagulls soar to success with second half goals

Alex Sheehan pictured with his proud father Mark after the cup presentation
WSFL Under 13 A Johnny Barnes Cup Final Tramore 2 Carrick United 0 The large gathering of Tramore supporters danced a jig of delight in Graun Park on Thursday last as the home club won the Under 13 A Johnny Barnes Cup on what was a glorious June evening. A fine second half performance turned [...]


Westmeath’s Kevin Maguire gets to the ball ahead of Waterford’s  James McGrath
ALL-IRELAND SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER Tom Hunt Reports A disappointed Waterford senior football manager Benji Whelan acknowledged the superiority of the Westmeath performance following their comprehensive win over Waterford in the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier at Cusack Park in Mullingar. “We played against a better outfit who moved the ball far faster [...]

Siamsa Cois Laoi

Waterford’s Callum Lyons clears his lines as Cork’s Shane Kingston attempts to block.
Brian Flannery Reports Strolling along to Páirc Uí Chaoimh literally by the ‘Banks’ and having arrived early for the minor match I had the joy of listening to the great Christy Dignam of Aslan fame completing a sound check ‘Live at the Marquee’. I have similar fun memories of listening to Aslan live at both ‘Club [...]


Waterford’s Shane Bennett takes on the Cork defenders in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday last.  Photo: George Hatchell
Dismal summer ends without a win Brian Flannery at Pairc Uí Chaoimh The curtain came down on Waterford’s disappointing championship season with a thirteen point reversal to an impressive Cork team at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday night last. While a disappointing result this was a marked improvement in performance by Waterford from the twenty point [...]

Blues through to the last four of the EA Cup.

Blues coach Joe Gamble gave his reaction on the win over Bray to Matt Keane
“It’s unusual that we now have a mini pre-season”. Joe Gamble “We’re happy enough with that. Obviously getting into the last four of any competition is great and I suppose that was the aim coming here to Bray this evening so it’s good to get the job done.”That was the opening comment of the Waterford [...]

Bray buried and now it’s Derry for the Blues

Bastien Hery in an aerial battle against Bray last Monday.
EA Sports Cup, Quarterfinal Bray Wanderers 0 Waterford FC 1 Scott Twine, who joined the club on loan at the start of the season from Swindon Town, struck a wonderful 15th-minute free kick that proved to be difference at the final whistle at the Carlisle Grounds last week as the Blues can now look forward to a [...]

Westmeath v Waterford

Waterford's Donie Breathnach surges clear of Westmeath's Callum McCormack during their Division Four League clash in Ardmore back in March 2017, which the visitors won by 3-13 to 2-11.                                                                                                                                            | Photo: Sean Byrne
All-Ireland Football Qualifiers – Round 1 Waterford have not had the best of luck when it comes to the draws since the introduction of the qualifiers into the All-Ireland Football Championship. Waterford have had a number of home games, most notably in the last two years, but they have been on the road far more often [...]

Fanning left to ponder why Déise bombed out

Paraic Fanning patrolling the sideline during Sunday’s Munster SHC defeat to Limerick at Walsh Park. 									| Photos: Noel Browne
Paraic Fanning didn’t duck the post-match interview on Sunday last. For the record, Justin McCarthy chose such a path on more than one occasion in both victory and defeat during his time with Waterford. But like Derek McGrath, Davy Fitzgerald and Michael Ryan before him, the current Déise manager did not exclusively opt for the [...]


Conor Prunty, one of the few Waterford players to emerge from this Championship with an enhanced reputation, glances back to the Walsh Park pitch following last Sunday’s defeat to Limerick. | Photo: Noel Browne
Waterford’s Munster Hurling campaign goes down in flames “This means thinking of others. It means losing oneself in the group for the good of the group. It means being not just willing but eager to sacrifice personal interest or glory for the welfare of all. There is a profound difference between mere willingness and eagerness. A [...]