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Waterford a league above neighbours

Austin Gleeson making a great catch under pressure from Wexford’s Ian Byrne.
National Hurling League Quarter-Final (Wexford v Waterford, Wexford Park, Sunday, 3.30pm) Brian Flannery reports League champions Waterford put their title on the line when they travel to Innovate Wexford Park this Sunday (3.30pm) to take on the home side in this Quarter-Final tie. Waterford are overwhelming favourites after impressive victories against Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary while also securing a [...]

Good League campaign looks set to continue

Wexford won't roll over on Sunday, and Derek McGrath will be keen to keep that ravenous instinct instilled in his young Waterford team.
National Hurling League Quarter-Final Dermot Keyes reports The Waterford management team enjoyed a little ‘R&R’ in Dungarvan last weekend. After four wins from five in Division 1A, the Easter kick-back was thoroughly merited. The progress made by the team has been as clear as it has been impressive: going conventional, to the surprise of Tipperary and Galway [...]


All Ireland Minor ‘A’ Camogie Championship Cork 0-14 Waterford 2-5 Waterford’s minors gave a plucky second half display in Mahon on Saturday afternoon but it wasn’t enough as the hosts stood their ground in a hectic finish. Captain Beth Carton scored 1-5 from frees and her 64th minute goal left only two points between the sides. Cork went up [...]

Waterford remain on learning curve

Waterford’s Beth Carton about to shoot at the Limerick posts.
National Camogie League Division 1 Group 2 Waterford 0-8 Limerick 2-11 Thomas Keane at Carriganore Waterford’s Senior Camogie team suffered a second successive nine point defeat in this year’s National League on Sunday afternoon last going under to Limerick at Carriganore. There is an old adage in Gaelic Games that goals win games and it was never [...]

Little lost despite defeat

Waterford’s Shane Bennett breaks through the tackle from Dublin’s Oisín Gough.
National Hurling League Division 1A Brian Flannery reports et’s start with the positives. It was heartening to see so many supporters making their way to Walsh Park. With an attendance of circa 6,500 there was a great atmosphere at the Keane’s Road venue on a lovely Spring afternoon and even if the surface wasn’t quite that of [...]


Austin Gleeson grabs the sliotar despise being fouled by Dublin’s Niall McMorrow.
ational Hurling League Division 1A Waterford 0-14 Dublin 0-19 Brian Flannery at Walsh Park Waterford’s two-year unbeaten run in the National Hurling League came to an end when Ger Cunningham’s Dublin had five points to spare over their hosts at Walsh Park. Ironically, Waterford’s previous League defeat was also on home soil to the Dubs in the [...]


Jake Dillon pondering in the aftermath of Sunday's defeat to Dublin at Walsh Park. See Sport 2-4 for further coverage of Sunday's Division 1A NHL encounter. | Photo: Noel Browne
Dermot Keyes reports ysteria didn’t exactly take off like a bog fire across the county despite an admittedly brilliant start to Waterford’s National Hurling League, and that’s been no bad thing at all. Optimism? Yes. Hype? None that I’ve noticed anyway. On Sunday last, there was disappointment rather than despondency in the wake of Waterford’s NHL defeat [...]

Boys become Men at Field of Legends

Waterford’s Noel Connors is pictured with Bill and Davey Ridgard following Sunday's victory.
Brian Flannery reports Semple Stadium distinguishes itself on a number of fronts. It has size and scale. It has a surface that is second to none. It has numerous exits and escape routes to allow for a speedy departure. It has a tradition and history like no other for hurling. It also has an announcer that carries [...]


Jake Dillon, superb again last Sunday, in full flow as he drives towards goal with Tipp's Barry Heffernan in pursuit.
ational Hurling League Division 1A Tipperary 1-17 Waterford 1-18 Dermot Keyes at Semple Stadium Character-building, soul-nourishing and who knows, maybe in the fullness of time, season defining, Waterford emerged from the Field of Legends with a rare away win over Tipperary to maintain their 100 per cent National League record. As Derek McGrath suggested in his post-match [...]


: Tom Devine celebrates his vital second half goal. See Sport 2-4 for more reaction and snaps from Semple. 		| Photo: Noel Browne
Lionhearted Waterford dig deep to topple Tipperary Dermot Keyes at Semple Stadium “Take a moment and draw a circle around the following personal characteristics that you possess: confidence, poise, imagination, initiative, tolerance, humility, love, cheerfulness, faith, enthusiasm, courage, honesty, serenity. I hope you circled them all because all are within each of us. It is [...]