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Déise chasing history as they face Treatymen

Maurice Shanahan was at his All-Star winning best at Wexford Park on Sunday week last.										| Photo: Noel Browne
National Hurling League Semi-Final (Waterford v Limerick, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 2pm) Brian Flannery reports Waterford will once again have their League title on the line when they travel to Thurles this Sunday to take on Limerick in the semi-final curtain raiser. The bookies have the reigning champions pinned as 8/13 favourites to progress to a second league decider in [...]

THE WINNING HABIT

Brian Flannery at Wexford Park Winning is a good habit. Winning close games needs experience and mental strength. Winning when playing below par is the stuff of champions. Coming away from Innovate Wexford Park with victory and a place in the Allianz National Hurling league semi-finals is very much a case of mission accomplished. However this performance [...]

Deise Prevail in War of Attrition

The Waterford panel huddled prior to Sunday’s NHL quarter-final win over Wexford.
National Hurling League Quarter Final Wexford 1-13 Waterford 0-17 Dermot Keyes at Wexford Park Free-taking, in essence, settled this edgy, compelling National Hurling League quarter-final, from which Waterford emerged victorious – but only just. he unerring accuracy of Maurice Shanahan was not, to the Deise’s relief, responded to in kind by a lionhearted Wexford who will be lamenting [...]

DEISE’S HEAVY METTLE

Waterford’s match winner Maurice Shanahan gets away from Wexford’s Diarmuid O’Keeffe during last Sunday's ding-dong NHL Quarter-Final at Walsh Park. See Sport 2-4 for further coverage.							 | Photo: Noel Browne
Waterford edge past rejuvenated Wexford to reach NHL’s last four Dermot Keyes at Wexford Park mix of satisfaction and relief was etched across Derek McGrath’s face as he reflected on his team’s last-minute, one-point win over a ravenous Wexford following last Sunday’s National Hurling League Quarter-Final. “I’m just really delighted to be in a semi-final” was [...]

Wexford edge out Waterford in thriller

Heartbreak for Waterford’s Beth Carton at the final whistle as the Wexford players celebrate their one point win at Carriganore last Saturday.					| Photo: Noel Browne
All Ireland Minor A Camogie Championship Waterford 3-7 Wexford 3-9 aterford’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Minor A Camogie Championship suffered a setback as Wexford inflicted a second defeat at a breezy Carriganore on Saturday. The hosts led by five points at one stage but second half goals by Shauna Kelly and Aoife Guiney swung [...]

Deise negotiate siege of Derry!

Lorraine Bray led the scoring charts for Waterford in Owenbeg on Sunday last.  				| Photo: Noel Browne
National Camogie League Division One Derry 2-9 Waterford 3-12 Waterford made the long journey north to face Derry on Sunday in the final round of Irish Daily Star League and came away with an historic first win in the senior grade. n a windswept Owenbeg, Waterford delivered their most complete 60 minutes performance of the year so [...]

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 [...]

CORK SQUEEZE PAST SPIRITED DEISE SIDE

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 [...]