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Waterford and Tipp to meet again after match abandoned.

Referee Andrew Larkin pictured with Waterford captain, Niamh Rockett and Tipperary captain, Clodagh Quirke.
ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP- ROUND 1 Waterford and Tipperary must do battle again as Saturday’s All Ireland camogie opener was abandoned due to a serious neck injury to Tipp forward Nicole Walsh. It happened in the 57th minute but there was still eleven minutes to play according to the officials. Waterford led by four points at [...]

Siamsa Cois Laoi

Waterford’s Callum Lyons clears his lines as Cork’s Shane Kingston attempts to block.
Brian Flannery Reports Strolling along to Páirc Uí Chaoimh literally by the ‘Banks’ and having arrived early for the minor match I had the joy of listening to the great Christy Dignam of Aslan fame completing a sound check ‘Live at the Marquee’. I have similar fun memories of listening to Aslan live at both ‘Club [...]


Waterford’s Shane Bennett takes on the Cork defenders in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday last.  Photo: George Hatchell
Dismal summer ends without a win Brian Flannery at Pairc Uí Chaoimh The curtain came down on Waterford’s disappointing championship season with a thirteen point reversal to an impressive Cork team at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday night last. While a disappointing result this was a marked improvement in performance by Waterford from the twenty point [...]

Fanning left to ponder why Déise bombed out

Paraic Fanning patrolling the sideline during Sunday’s Munster SHC defeat to Limerick at Walsh Park. 									| Photos: Noel Browne
Paraic Fanning didn’t duck the post-match interview on Sunday last. For the record, Justin McCarthy chose such a path on more than one occasion in both victory and defeat during his time with Waterford. But like Derek McGrath, Davy Fitzgerald and Michael Ryan before him, the current Déise manager did not exclusively opt for the [...]


Conor Prunty, one of the few Waterford players to emerge from this Championship with an enhanced reputation, glances back to the Walsh Park pitch following last Sunday’s defeat to Limerick. | Photo: Noel Browne
Waterford’s Munster Hurling campaign goes down in flames “This means thinking of others. It means losing oneself in the group for the good of the group. It means being not just willing but eager to sacrifice personal interest or glory for the welfare of all. There is a profound difference between mere willingness and eagerness. A [...]

Fanning hoping for one big push

Paraic Fannng issuing instructions during the Munster SHC defeat to Tipperary in Semple Stadium. 		| Photos: Noel Browne
“We’d a really super session when we got back together on Tuesday night,” said Waterford boss Paraic Fanning as the countdown to Sunday’s clash with Limerick intensifies. “We’ve trained really well in general in the build-up to the Championship, obviously we reached the National League Final and picked up some really good results along the way [...]


Munster Senior Hurling Championship(Waterford v Limerick, Walsh Park, Sunday, 2pm) Brian Flannery Reports Waterford hosts their second home Munster Championship game this Sunday with the visit of All-Ireland holders Limerick.The stakes couldn’t be higher for both sides that have yet to register a victory between them in this years’ title race. Waterford lost their opening game by [...]

Déise near exit after Tipperary trimming

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett goes highest in claiming possession above Tipperary’s Padraic Maher.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 Tipperary 2-30 Waterford 0-18 Brian Flannery at Semple Stadium Waterford’s Championship credentials suffered irreparable damage following an 18-point defeat to Tipperary at Semple Stadium on Sunday last.Having lost their opening game to Clare just seven days ago this second successive defeat accompanied with a considerable negative score difference sees Waterford on [...]


Noel Connors capturing the mood of every Déise hurling fan following last Sunday’s Munster SHC defeat to Tipperary at Semple Stadium. See Sport 2-7 for more. 	| Photo: Noel Browne
Déise’s 14 men undone by high scoring Premier The crows swooped and scavenged around the Ryan Stand amidst the post-match detritus on a calm Sunday afternoon in hurling’s greatest cathedral. Two weekends into the 2019 Championship, it looks like it’s going to take something very, very special on Waterford’s behalf if they’re to stave off [...]

Déise come within agonising whisker

Clare’s Peter Duggan closes down Waterford’s Tadhg de Búrca during Sunday’s Munster SHC Round 1 fixture at Walsh Park. 							| Photos: Noel Browne
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Waterford 0-22 Clare 1-20 Clare left Walsh Park with a brace of points from this Munster Championship opener despite a superb late Waterford rally which so nearly made it a perfect day on home turf.Before a 11,012-strong attendance, under blue skies and in a carnival atmosphere, Waterford’s unyielding determination hauled them back into [...]