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“Gypsies” rocked as Super Blues incredible start continues

Waterford FC's Gavan Holohan in an aerial duel with Bohemians Robert Cornwell.
Waterford FC 1 Bohemians 0 Waterford FC made it two wins in the space of four days when they defeated Bohemians at the RSC on Monday week last. The previous Friday the Blues scored a last minute goal to beat Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds 2-1 and at the RSC [...]

McGrath’s Last League Stand

Down but by no means out: Waterford senior hurling manager Derek McGrath.  								| Photo: Noel Browne
National Hurling League Division 1A So Waterford’s next manager will begin life in Division 1B of the National Hurling League, the second time that the Deisemen have fallen through the 1A trap door on Derek McGrath’s watch. “I feel strangely contradictory,” the Waterford manager admitted in the wake of Sunday’s defeat at a bitterly cold Páirc [...]

Rebels Send Deise Down

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett about to score another long range point for his side.
National Hurling League Division 1A Cork 0-21 Waterford 1-13 Brian Flannery at Páirc Uí Rinn Waterford’s hurlers were relegated to Division 1B of the National Hurling League following this five-point defeat to Cork at a bitterly cold Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday last. Manager Derek McGrath had to reshuffle his side before throw-in with Austin Gleeson (leg injury) and [...]

Blues Rock “Bit O Red” With Last Gasp Strike

Blues striker Gavin Holohan wheels away in delight after opening the scoring against Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds last Friday night.
Sligo Rovers 1 Waterford FC 2 Waterford FC recorded their third Premier League victory of the season in dramatic fashion at the Showgrounds on Friday night last. Courtney Duffus, who was playing only his second game for the club, popped up with the winning goal in the last minute and needless to say the Blues [...]

Deise VU for Footballers

Tom McGlinchey will spend the week rallying his players in the wake of a last gasp defeat.
Waterford suffered defeat, once again by the narrowest of margins, when victory looked assured as the final whistle beckoned in this bottom of the Division Four table clash between Limerick and Waterford at Martinstown on Saturday evening last. The Waterford players left the field demoralised by Limerick’s late equalising goal and the pointed free that followed [...]

Deise Find Their Flow in Victory

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett is about to be hooked as he shoots at goal but the subsequent loose ball was pounced on by Patrick Curran who whipped the ball to the Clare net for his side’s only goal at Walsh Park on Sunday last.						| Photos: Noel Browne
Now that was more like it. On a surface which had held up remarkably well despite the recent snow drifts, Waterford ended their losing streak at Walsh Park, ensuring they didn’t leave the venue in its current guise on a low note. And while Sunday’s three-point win over a Clare side who’d already qualified for the [...]

The Gates Close at Walsh Park

Stephen Bennett and Clare’s David McInerney contest a high ball during last Sunday’s NHL match at Walsh Park, a fixture which is likely to have been the last inter-county hurling match played in the ground’s current guise. 								| Photos: Noel Browne
County Final double header in ‘19 mooted for revamped ground “In a perfect world, particularly taking the planning process into account, what I’d like to see is Walsh Park officially re-opening in October 2019 with a County Senior Final double-header, that’s what I’d love to see.” That was the declaration made by Waterford GAA County Board Chairman [...]

Reynolds Thrilled with Performance

Waterford FC's Izzy Akinade in control.
Waterford FC manager Alan Reynolds was needless to say a very happy man when he spoke after the Blues 2-0 win over St Patrick’s Athletic. “I’m thrilled because I thought that this was going to be a very tight game. It’s so early and you want to get points on the board as quick as [...]

A Tribute to Mont Guiry from Kill GAA Club

Three-in-a-row: the Kill team, captained by Monty Guiry (with the Conway Cup) that won a third consecutive county senior football title in 1968.
A lot has been said over the past fortnight about the man, but from a Kill perspective there will never be another Monty Guiry. Many more players will come and go but without fear of contradiction he was Kill’s greatest ever footballer. With a record of having played in 10 senior football county finals (including replays) over [...]

Walsh Park revamp must be questioned

Thomas Keane Reports Over 80 years passed before the third and final secret of Fatima was revealed in the year 2000 and for some it must have felt like the same time span passed before we learned recently, courtesy of the Munster Council’s official website, that another great secret had been revealed. Since the draws for [...]