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Return to ‘De Park’

Maurice Shanahan has done more than enough to earn a starting berth this Sunday.  								| Photo: Noel Browne
By Brian Flannery This weekend sees the long awaited reopening of Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finals. Tipperary and Clare are first up this Saturday, with the South East derby reserved for top billing on Sunday. There is no doubt that the old relic of a stadium was well past its sell by date but [...]

GLEE ON THE LEE?

Waterford’s Michael Walsh and Wexford’s Paudie Foley tussle for possession during last year’s All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Final in Thurles. See Sport 2-5 for more. 	 | Photo: Noel Browne
an Shanahan nailed it: parking the win over Kilkenny and rationalising it within the context of the stage it came at in the Hurling Championship was the right thing to do for Waterford’s players and management. But the rest of us have probably enjoyed the feeling that little bit longer. And why the hell not? It’s [...]

DEISE AIMING FOR PROVINCIAL GLORY

Waterford's Aileen Wall goes past Kerry's Aisling O'Connell during their TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship game at Birr last July. 			| Photos: Dan McGrath/Editorial Images
his year’s Munster Senior Ladies Football Final pairing at Mallow on Saturday next has something of a novel look about it, as it doesn’t feature reigning Munster and All-Ireland champions Cork. In their absence Waterford and Kerry will do battle for the first time in a provincial final since 2003 and this is the 12th time [...]

Comeragh CC to compete in Junior Tour for first time since 1994.

No year has borne more significance and success for Irish cycling than 1987. Stephen Roche reached the pinnacle of his career, joining the great Eddy Merckx as the only other cyclist to win the ‘triple crown’ of overall victories in the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France stage races plus victory in the [...]

Lotto Delight for Ray Malone

Ray Malone (Johnville FC) was the winner of the latest Waterford Sports Lotto jackpot of €3,400. A delighted Ray called into the draw after hearing of his win but still not quite believing it.
ay Malone (Johnville FC) was the winner of the Waterford Sports Lotto Draw, held at the Old Ground, The Glen on June 27th. The winning numbers were 1-14-17 and 20 and the jackpot was €3,400. Two players matched three numbers and won €50 each, Esther Troy (St Saviour’s) and Carmel Long (Waterford Dart League). Two [...]

Battling Blues win again

Pic1: Mike Nzongong heads goalwards against Bray at the RSC last Saturday.
aterford FC reeled of yet another victory at the RSC on Saturday last. This was their third game within the space of a week and that heavy workload told but they battled hard to get the points which keep them top of the league table. The previous Saturday they had defeated Shamrock Rovers 5-1 and on [...]

Twobelucky impresses at Bellewstown

William B (Davy Russell, right) jumping the last to win the Seamus Mulvaney Crockafortha Handicap Hurdle at Bellewstown.
ndrew Lynch and Henry De Bromhead teamed up to record a win on the opening evening of the Bellewstown July Festival when Twobelucky ran out a most impressive winner of the novice hurdle at odds of 6/4. Dunsany handler Ger Lyons and Colin Keane were on the mark with 100/30 favourite Song Of Namibia in the [...]

PIPPED AT THE POST

Waterford's Emma Murray is held up by Kerry's Amanda Brosnan
hree late points by Kerry helped the Kingdom Ladies capture this year’s Munster Senior Ladies Football title at Mallow on Saturday afternoon. Both defences were well on top in the opening exchanges of this game which was the first meeting of the two sides in a provincial final since 2003. Although defeat was Waterford’s lot on the [...]

THE HISTORY BOYS

Waterford’s Colin Dunford takes on Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy during Saturday’s epic All-Ireland Qualifier at Semple Stadium.				| Photo: Sean Byrne
et’s wallow. Just for a little while. I think Waterford hurling fans have earned it. Fifty eight years waiting, hoping, praying, to see a team from the south bank of the Suir get the better of the game ruling aristocrats on its north bank. Fifty eight years. Fifty eight long years. And let there be no [...]

QUEALLY’S JUBILEE JOY

Tom Queally returns to the Parade Ring after victory in Saturday’s feature race, The Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the James Fanshawe trained The Tin Man
oyal Ascot naturally enough occupied centre stage on the racing front last week and Waterford jockey Tom Queally ended the Royal meeting with a brilliant win in Saturday’s feature race, the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes aboard the James Fanshawe trained The Tin Man. Queally was always travelling well on The Tin Man in the six [...]