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Second Half Collapse Scuppers Deisemen

WATERFORD 3-9 CORK 1-21 WATERFORD’S miserable record at the Intermediate grade continued when succumbing to Cork by six points in last Sunday’s curtain raiser at Semple Stadium. With 11 minutes gone in the second half Waterford led by three points but amazingly they collapsed between there and the fi nal whistle with Cork hitting 10 unanswered points [...]

MCGRATH’S MIXED EMOTIONS AFTER HIGH DRAMA IN THURLES

SUNDAY’S draw was as much a case of ‘one that got away’ as it was fulsome proof that Waterford are some distance from fl at-lining at senior inter-county level. And for Deise boss Derek McGrath, well he could hardly have asked for a more dramatic introduction to Championship hurling. “Mixed emotions definitely in terms of [...]

Old Rivals Live to Fight Another Day

AH yes, the Munster Hurling Championship has once again proven the Championship that enthralls like no other. And yes, Waterford remain the side that, despite all the doomsday predictions, refuse to fade quietly into the background. Not for the fi rst time, national commentators and pundits had pitched Waterford as rank outsiders in advance of [...]

Deise Hang Tough in Thriller

GOT your breath back yet? The Hurling Championship is literally only a few (albeit wet) weekends old but already the prospect of a summer series to suitably companion last year’s astonishing campaign cannot be ruled out. While Waterford will question how they didn’t capitalise on a nine-point advantage after 47 minutes, Cork, in equal measure [...]

Munster Championship’s Allure Remains Firmly Intact

Colin Dunford has the pace to trouble Cork’s defence again this Sunday.
Munster champions Limerick gave all and sundry a timely reminder as to why they carry such a prestigious mantle by beating Tipperary in Thurles for the first time since 1973.

Second Half Collapse Scuppers Deisemen

Tom and Cian Murphy with Niamh O’Mahony outside Semple Stadium.
Waterford’s miserable record at the Intermediate grade continued when succumbing to Cork by six points in last Sunday’s curtain raiser at Semple Stadium.

Honours even as both full-forwards dominate

Gaultier's JJ Hutchison salvaged a draw at the death against Ballinameela at Fraher Field.  								| Photos: Sean Byrne
A result neither Gaultier nor Ballinameela wanted after opening day reversals, yet given the nature of this fixture, a draw felt about right after full-forwards JJ Hutchinson and Jim Curran dominated the hour’s play. Gaultier stuck first after four minutes through JJ Hutchinson but Ballinameela, with the breeze in their favour, registered two points in the [...]

Courty blitz game Ardmore

Shane Briggs made his usual weighty contribution as Ballinacourty saw off Ardmore.  								| Photos: Sean Byrne
Champions Ballinacourty put a spirited Ardmore to the sword at a breezy Bushy Park on Saturday evening, with a 3-1 scoring blitz inside five first half minutes effectively ending the fixture as a context. The Conway Cup holders registered 15 wides (that’s 28 in two SFC outings thus far) and struck the woodwork twice, so this [...]

Déise draw another Aughrim blank

Despite a gutsy performance Waterford were beaten by Wicklow in division four of the National Football League in Aughrim.
Wicklow 2-14 Waterford 0-12 The final score in this game played at Aughrim on Sunday afternoon last does not do justice to Waterford. Waterford travelled to the Garden County probably more in expectation that anything else but they can consider themselves somewhat unlucky to have come away empty handed. Niall Carew’s charges had Tony Grey sent off [...]

Deise well and truly skinned

Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin surges clear of Pauric Mahony and Jamie Nagle.
Deflating. Dispiriting. Devastating. Down? Not quite. A date with Dublin next weekend shall decide Waterford’s Division 1A fate, but it’s going to take something special to get the pep back in the Deise’s step after two trouncings on successive weekends. Sadly, losing to Kilkenny hardly represents a novel experience, and for 40 minutes in a breezy [...]