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Clashmore Taken to the Brink

Edmond O'Halloran was one of seven Clashmore/Kinsalebeg scorers as they edged past Dungarvan in the Senior Football Quarter-Final Play-Off. 	| Photo: Sean Byrne
Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 0-20 Dungarvan 0-18 (After Extra Time) Clashmore became the fifth club qualify for the Quarter-Finals of this year’s County Senior Football Championship on Friday evening last when they beat Dungarvan at a damp Fraher Field. They advanced the hard way in this game as they needed extra time to secure their passage. [...]

McGlinchey Calls it a Day

Tom McGlinchey announced his resignation as Waterford senior football manager last Friday.
News that Tom McGlinchey was not interested in a fifth league and championship campaign in charge of the Waterford footballers came as a shock to most when news broke on Friday morning last. The Cork native, in his four seasons in charge of Waterford, played remarkably well with the cards he was dealt with. The highlight for [...]

Kilrossanty Full Value for Double Digit Victory

Kilrossanty's Tommy Prendergast holds onto possession against Gaultier's Billy O'Keeffe
County Senior Football Championship Group C Kilrossanty                  2-16 Gaultier                       1-09 Brian Flannery Reports Kilrossanty had ten points to spare over Gaultier in the final round of the group stages in the senior football championships.Both sides without a win going into this game meant a preliminary quarter final was awaiting both clubs, irrespective of the result in what was something [...]

Stradbally Seize Minor “3″ Crown

Division 3 Minor County Football Final Stradbally 3-10 The Nire 2-11 Tony Ryan Reports Two goals in a five minute period at the start of the final quarter were the key scores in Stradbally defeating club rivals Nire in the Division 3 County minor football final at Fraher Field last Thursday evening.The first half was evenly played out with [...]

Ladies Football Championship Draw is Finalized

The groups for this year’s All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship are now known after Dublin won last Sunday’s Leinster Final, when they defeated Westmeath at Dr Cullen Park. The dour provincial winners were all seeded and each placed in one of the four groups containing three teams each. Ulster champions Donegal are in Group One and will [...]

Deise Put to Pasture by Monaghan

All-Ireland Football Qualifier Round 2 Waterford 0-09 Monaghan 5-21 Thomas Keane Reports Waterford’s interest in this year’s All-Ireland Football Championship came to an end at sun drenched Fraher Field on Saturday afternoon where they were beaten by a superior Monaghan side that had 27 points to spare come Derek O’Mahony’s full-time whistle. The visiting side were handsomely supported, swelling [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Kingdom Prove Too Strong for Waterford

Waterford's Karen McGrath is held up by Kerry's Eilis O'Leary during the Munster Ladies Football Semi-Final at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last. 	 | Photos: Dan McGrath
Munster Senior Ladies Football Semi-Final Kerry 2-16 Waterford 1-6 Corner forward Sarah Houlihan produced a player of the match performance for Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday afternoon to knock Waterford out of this year’s Munster Championship. Goals in both halves, the first from a Sarah Houlihan penalty on 24 minutes after she was fouled for the one on [...]

Sticking With the Hard Sell

Tom McGlinchey has retained a stoical perspective throughout his term as Deise boss.
Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final (Tipperary v Waterford, Semple Stadium, Saturday, 7pm) “Good people will do what they find honourable to do, even if it requires hard work; they’ll do it even if it causes them injury; they’ll do it even if it will bring danger. Again, they won’t do what they find base, even if [...]