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The Manchester I know and love

My first trip to Manchester was just a few months shy of the Warrington bomb that took the lives of Tim Parry and Jonathan Ball. Their deaths came to mind last week in the wake of the Manchester Arena atrocity, which ranks among the worst manifestations of inhumanity. But in the hours and days that followed the [...]

Waterford Face Tall Order

The temptation to leave one midfielder (such as Tommy Prendergast) in a deeper position may be considered by Deise boss Tom McGlinchey given Cork's low goal scoring tally during their National League campaign. 				| Photos: Sean Byrne
hile Cork’s form since their 2010 All-Ireland Football Final victory has largely fallen off a cliff, they’ll still go into Saturday’s Munster Quarter-Final in Dungarvan as logical favourites. As a Division Two side, the Rebels would be expected to get the better of any Division Four opponent, but they didn’t exactly set the world on fire [...]

Captain Walsh leads the Kilgobnet surge

Cormac Power (Kilgobnet) solos away from Kill’s Richie Cullinane.
County Junior Intermediate Football (Attached) Final Kilgobnet 3-13 Kill 1-01 Kilgobnet romped to a facile 18-point victory in the Junior Football Intermediate Attached County Final on Sunday last at Walsh Park. Kilgobnet captain and man of the match Paul Walsh gave a master class of score taking contributing 2-9 in all. The talented forward converted two penalties, frees, a [...]

Glee for the Barony as the title goes East

Gaultier's Caomhan Maguire accepts the JJ Kavanagh Man Of The Match trophy from Sean Michael O'Regan (Waterford County Board Vice-Chairman) and Waterford County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan.
Under-21 ‘A’ Football Final Replay Gaultier 0-13 – The Nire 2-05 The young men of Gaultier boosted their club’s morale and the fortunes of East Waterford football in securing the County Under-21 ‘A’ title in Sunday’s replay at a sparsely attended Walsh Park. The superb double act provided by man of the match Caomhán Maguire [...]


Still got it: Colm Cooper threaded together several excellent attacks for Dr Crokes at Mallow
Munster Senior Club Football Final Dr Crokes 3-15 The Nire 0-6 Dermot Keyes in Mallow Ouch. This was akin to a punch in the guts, the air being let out of your tires and getting dumped on Debs night all in one rapid, unpleasant, stomach-churning sequence of unfortunate events. This was not the happy ending Deise [...]


Deise champions go down heavily in Munster Final Dermot Keyes in Mallow John Wooden, whose wisdom should be tapped into by more than just a scribe seeking inspiration on a Sunday night, once said that “losing is only temporary and not all-encompassing”. How right he was. On the face of it, The Nire’s 18-point reversal [...]


That winning feeling: The Niremen are intent on making football history when they take on Dr Crokes in Mallow in this Sunday’s Munster Senior Club Final. | Photo: Sean Byrne
Nire aiming to break new ground in Munster Final The Nire aim to go where no Waterford football club has ever gone before when taking on Kerry’s Dr Crokes in next Sunday’s Munster Senior Final at Mallow (throw-in: 3.30pm). In a rematch of the 2006 decider, in which the Waterford champions came within a whisker [...]

Whelan’s pride as Nire win in style

Goalscorer Liam Lawlor's savvy came to bear during Sunday's sensational victory in Clon. | Photo: Sean Byrne
Benji Whelan’s eyes welled with pride, drawing breath following one of the greatest days in the history of Gaelic Football in this county. And no, that’s not an overstatement. In turning around a five-point half-time deficit, edging ahead in the closing moments of a pulsating second half, and ultimately emerging as five point, extra-time winners at [...]

Waterford lower banner after 10 goal thriller

Waterford: Under-14 'C' Munster Football champions
strong>Waterford 7-4 Clare 3-15 (After Extra Time) Waterford’s Under-14 ladies team overcame Clare in the Munster ‘C’ Final played in Mallow GAA complex on Saturday last after a hard fought battle in which no quarter was asked or given by either team. When the teams last met in the round robin series of games back in February a [...]

Old Boro stave off resurgent Portlaw

Portlaw's Christopher Mackey, who was sent off for a second bookable offence by referee Thomas Walsh in the 57th minute.
romoted Portlaw came within a whisker of stunning Dungarvan at last Tuesday’s rescheduled Senior Hurling Championship at Walsh Park, as their compelling second half comeback fell agonisingly short. Trailing by 0-14 to 0-4 just moments into the second half, the Intermediate champions rallied, laying down a morale boosting marker for the remainder of the campaign, landing [...]