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Déise display battling qualities despite defeat

TJ Reid and the Ballyhale Shamrocks contingent should be back in the Kilkenny set-up for the league quarter-final against Kilkenny on Sunday.
Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s second defeat in the National Hurling League while not unexpected showed again the battling qualities of this new look Waterford side.Liam Cahill and his management team opted for nine changes from the narrow defeat to Tipperary for the trip to Limerick. They rolled the dice somewhat safe in the knowledge that win [...]

Déise no match for dominant champions

Limerick’s Cian Lynch break past the challenge of Shane McNulty
Hurling League Division 1A Limerick 1-21 Waterford 1-17 Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s final group game in Division 1A of the Allianz national Hurling League ended in a four-point defeat, at LIT Gaelic Grounds against their hosts Limerick.This victory puts Limerick into a league semi-final while Waterford has the considerable consolation of a home quarter-final to look forward to.Limerick, the [...]

13 Man Déise fall to first defeat

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson about to clear.
National Hurling League Division 1 Tipperary 0-24 Waterford 2-16 Brian Flannery Reports Waterford suffered their first defeat in this seasons Allianz National Hurling League when going down by two points to All-Ireland champions Tipperary at Semple Stadium. By the end of this game referee Sean Stack had brandished six yellow cards and three red cards in a game that really [...]

Just a perfect day for Cahill’s charges

Huge jump by Waterford’s Austin Gleeson.
National Hurling League Division 1A Waterford 0-17 Galway 0-16 Brian Flannery Rerpots Waterford’s perfect start in Division 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League continued last Sunday with a gritty single point victory over Galway at Walsh Park.This third win in a row sees Waterford sharing top position in the league with Limerick on six points with two games [...]

Carton and McGrath deliver UL five-in-a-row

Beth Carton in action for UL against UCC in the Ashbourne Cup Final
Ashbourne Cup Final University of Limerick 3-14 University College Cork 0-12 Daragh Ó Conchúir Reports UL became the fifth college to complete the UPMC Ashbourne Cup five-in-a-row, emerging deserving winners over a gutsy but outgunned UCC at WIT Arena in Carriganore on Sunday. It was a bitter pill to swallow for the Leesiders, who have been UL’s victims on each [...]

Stormy Weather blows fixtures away

Last weekend’s postponements may work in Waterford’s favour.  Photo: Noel Browne
Brian Flannery Storm Dennis caused havoc with the weekend’s fixtures with Waterford’s trip to Limerick first postponed from the original Saturday afternoon slot to Sunday afternoon before eventually being cancelled altogether.The Waterford hurlers were already on the team bus waiting to depart on Saturday afternoon when news of the postponement came through and again on Sunday [...]

Toughest Test To Date For The Deise

Patrick Curran is just one of a number of Waterford players that have been impressive the two league matches to date
Jordan Norris Reports An away trip in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 1A is never easy, but a trip to the Gaelic Grounds is up there with the hardest of the lot. Liam Cahill’s Waterford will head to Limerick at the top of the pile in the Hurling Leagues, having seen off the challenges of [...]

Two from two is just fine

Waterford’s Iarlaith Daly of Waterford up against Westmeath players, from left, Niall Mitchell, Joey Boyle, 10, Eoin Price, 9, and Aaron Craig during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 Group A Round 2 match between Westmeath and Waterford in Mullingar.
Brian Flannery Reports It is kind of surprising the popularity of the National Leagues now being played in January and February. The size of the attendances is taking authorities somewhat by surprise with plenty of stories of not enough gates being open and unexpected traffic congestion. While RTE have lost the rights to the Six Nations Rugby [...]

Bennett stars again as Waterford top the league

Patrick Curran in action for Waterford
National Hurling League, Division 1a Waterford 3-18 Westmeath 1-15 Brian Flannery Reports Waterford made it two wins from two following the latest round in Division 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League.This comfortable win sees last season’s league finalists in top position and well placed for another deep league run.The trip to TEG Cusack Park in Mullingar brought [...]

A jersey worth fighting for

Waterford’s best supporters, Shelly, Aoife and Bridget Phelan.
Brian Flannery Reports The National Hurling League got under way on Saturday night last with the reigning league champions Limerick turning in a storming second half performance to just edge out the Liam McCarthy title holders, Tipperary. This was certainly the proverbial game of two halves with the Premier completely dominating the opening thirty-five minutes to lead [...]