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Franny Rockett “ We now need to regroup”

Waterford FC’s Walter Figueira chases back after Cork City’s Colm Horgan.
Franny Rockett, the Waterford first team coach admitted he was bitterly disappointed not only with the final score but also with the display of the team overall.“We’re very disappointed after that. The Munster derbies are the lifeblood for supporters here in Waterford and they come out for these games. The fans that don’t come to [...]

First Loss for the Blues

Waterford FC goalscorer, JJ Lunney. Photos: Noel Browne
SSE Premier League Waterford FC  1   Cork City  2 Waterford FC lost for the first time this season to Cork City on Friday night at the RSC. The Blues had recorded two victories over the Leesiders in the previous two meetings but on this occasion they turned in a sluggish display and they could have [...]

Clashmore Edge Ill-Tempered Thriller

Kilmacthomas's David Power in possession against Clashmore's Brian O'Halloran and Edmond O'Halloran.
Waterford Senior Football Championship Clash more/Kinsalebeg 0-15 Kilmacthomas (AET) 1-11 Jordan Norris Reports Clashmore are through to the last eight of the Waterford Senior Football Championship, after edging past Kilmacthomas in extra-time. It was a fiery encounter under the floodlights, with the red card shown three times.Kilmac started the brighter, dominating the opening exchanges. Clashmore grabbed the first score [...]

All-Ireland Senior Hurling 2019

Brian Flannery Reports So there you go Tipperary is the 2019 All-Ireland senior hurling champions. It is worth remembering that twelve months ago Tipperary failed to win a single game from four championship outings. What a difference a year makes!The return of Liam Sheedy as manager appears to have been the catalyst for a coming [...]

First round knock-out Previews

Mount Sion’s Martin F O’Neill with the sliothar against Fourmilewater’s Seamus Lawlor in the last of the group games at Fraher Field.  Photo: Séan Byrne
Thomas Keane previews the first round knock-out games in the County Senior Hurling Championship Roanmore v Ballyduff Upper (Fraher Field, Saturday, 6pm) This opening game in the first round of knockout games in the Senior Hurling Championship see two sides from opposite ends of the county clash in the first of three games to be played in [...]

Blues suffer extra-time heartache

Blues winger Zach Elbouzedi on the attack
EA Sports Cup Semi-Final Derry City 4 Waterford FC 2 (AET) Waterford’s ten year wait for a League Cup final place (EA Sports Cup) continues following an extra-time defeat to Derry City at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium on Monday week last. Walter Figueira, who was making his debut for the Blues, put his [...]

Cool Blues stroll into round two

Michael O'Connor in control for the Blues against Maynooth at Rathcoffey Road on Sunday last.
FAI Cup. Round One Maynooth University Town 0 Waterford FC 2 Waterford FC put the disappointment of losing to Derry City in the semi-final of the EA Sports Cup the previous Monday when they came out on top against non-league Maynooth University Town at Rathcoffey Road on Sunday afternoon. Manager Alan Reynolds made two changes from [...]

Waterford ease into All-Ireland final

The Waterford team who reached the All-Ireland U16 ‘B’ Camogie Championship final.
All-Ireland u16 ‘B’ Camogie Semi-Final Waterford 3-17 Carlow 1-05 Waterford will face Limerick in the U16 All-Ireland camogie championship final on August 25th following their facile win over Carlow in the semi-final at Freshford on Sunday. Waterford, who topped their group by winning all their games in the round-robin series of the championship, proved much too strong for [...]

Return of the Old Guard

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and Wexford’s Rory O’Connor battle it out in the All-Ireland semi-final on July 28th
Brian Flannery Reports This Sunday sees old foes Kilkenny and Tipperary once again competing for the All-Ireland hurling title at Croke Park. While this years’ finalists have won more Liam McCarthy titles between them than the combined total of all other counties; it is nonetheless somewhat of a surprise that we see a return to the [...]

“I think Zack wants to go to England”. Alan Reynolds

Waterford FC manager Alan Reynold
Alan Reynjolds tried to explain what had unfolded during the match and also explained what the current situation is with star player Zack Elbouzedi.“We could have no complaints about the outcome to be honest. The whole thing is that you speak about starting well and not to give them any momentum. The goal was coming [...]