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“We need to strengthen our panel”- Paul Cashin

Blues striker Dean Walsh shoots for goal against Bray last Friday.
Paul Cashin was in the dugout once again on Friday and admitted this was not one of the Blues better performances this season. “Unfortunately it was disappointing from our point of view and probably with ten minutes to go in the game we were grateful for the point. Bray showed great energy throughout and Martin [...]

“Stalemate in Bray”

The Waterford FC team that took on Bray Wanderers at The Carlisle Grounds on Friday last
Waterford have not won a game in Bray since 1999 and on Friday last they never really looked like winning this game. The 90 minutes produced very little in the way of action and there is no doubt that the Waterford players will be happy to put their feet up and relax for some time following [...]

Waterford Relishing Monaghan Challenge

JJ Hutchinson was in scintillating form as Waterford overcame Wexford in their Round 1 Qualifier at Wexford Park. 					| Photo: Sportsfile
All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifier Round 2 Waterford v Monaghan (Fraher Field, Saturday, 2pm) “We’re determined to make the most of Saturday,” Waterford senior football manager Tom McGlinchey told The Munster Express ahead of the visit of Monaghan to Fraher Field. “We’ve trained very well since the Wexford match, I’d be hopeful of having Joey Veale back available, [...]

Curtain Closes on Season to Forget

Tommy Ryan was outstanding on Sunday last, tallying 1-3 from play.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Waterford 1-20 Cork 1-23 Brian Flannery at Semple Stadium Waterford’s miserable senior hurling season drew to a close with a three-point defeat to Munster Final- bound Cork at Semple Stadium on Sunday last. Of course, Waterford’s fate in this year’s Championship was already sealed with earlier defeats to Limerick and Clare, with nothing but pride [...]

Pride Despite the Fall

: the banner in the Town End which marked Brick Walsh's record-breaking 74th Championship appearance. | Photos: Sean Byrne
Eighty minutes after Sunday’s final whistle, Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh was still in his match fatigues, stood on the sideline, signing hurleys, shaking hands and posing for photographs. His record breaking 74th Championship appearance may have ended in defeat, but whatever disappointment the Stradbally clubman was feeling was completely and utterly concealed. The consummate professional in [...]

Blues Outclass Ten Man Saints

10. St. Pat’s Michael Barker gets past Waterford FC’s Sander Puri.
Waterford FC 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Waterford FC cemented their hopes of European football next season by defeating St Patrick’s Athletic at the RSC on Friday last. The team showed a few changes from the one which lost away to Cork City the previous week. Matthew Connor replaced Lawrence Vigouroux in goal [...]

Unqualified Success for Deise Lionhearts

That's my boy! Waterford's Tommy Prendergast celebrates last Saturday's victory in Wexford with his son Tommy Jnr (15 months).
All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifier Round 1 Waterford 3-14 Wexford 1-18 Mac Dara Mac Donncha at Innovate Wexford Park If ever a manager and squad of players deserved a rub of good fortune, it was Tom McGlinchey and the Waterford Senior Footballers. They had been badly struck by injuries and defections since the start of the year. They lost [...]

Early Exit Cannot Conceal Success of New Format

For all the talk of transition, Brian Cody has led Kilkenny to yet another Leinster decider.
Brian Flannery Reports First things first and despite Waterford’s early Hurling Championship exit it’s fair to say that the new format in both Munster and Leinster has been, in overall terms, a massive success. The quality of the games, the level of competition and the sheer drama of it all has had us all on the edge [...]

Blown Away

Disappointment is etched all over the face of Maurice Shanahan,  following last Sunday's Munster Senior Hurling Championship defeat to Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. | Photos: Noel Browne
Waterford Bow Out of Championship Following Heavy Defeat to Limerick Criticism and praise are the equivalent of the short distance between a pat on the back and a kick in the posterior. Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, whose philosophy has dropped into the narrative of this newspaper’s coverage of the Derek McGrath era, left behind a [...]

“I Would Like to Stay and Help the Lads” Courtney Duffus

Waterford FC’s Courtney Duffus is hoping to get back to winning ways against St Patrick’s Athletic next Friday Photo: Noel Browne
On loan striker Courtney Duffus, who has scored nine goals to date, gave his reaction to the Blues defeat to Cork City. “I thought it was a good performance where for about 65-70 minutes of the game we dominated. I don’t think however that we created enough chances and we weren’t clinical enough in front [...]