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“We just need to worry about ourselves”. Izzy Akinade.

Izzy Akinade worked hard up front without any joy against a very strong Bohemians defence who have yet to concede a goal in the league to date and he gave his opinion after the game. “We should have won the game considering how well we played in the game. We had the chances to win [...]

“It’s a new squad and it’s taking time”. Alan Reynolds

Waterford FC’s Rory Feely whips in a great cross from the left hand side
Blues manager Alan Reynolds was happy with his team’s second half display when he gave his reaction to last Friday’s draw with Bohemians.“We just asked for more for a big 45 minutes in the second half and we were much better. If anyone was going to win the game in the second half, it was [...]

Relief as Walsh Park secures Munster Hurling fixtures

Walsh Park will host both of Waterford's designated Munster Hurling Championship fixtures this summer.							| Photos: Noel Browne
There was widespread relief throughout Déise circles last week when the CCC of the Munster Council confirmed that both of Waterford’s home matches in this summer’s Provincial Championship (Clare on May 12th and Limerick on June 2nd), will be staged at Walsh Park. On Thursday morning last, Munster Council officers and Waterford County Board members [...]

Weather from a different League

We'll have to wait a little longer to see the hurlers of Waterford and Galway exchange pleasantries.
Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s eagerly awaited home National Hurling League game against Galway fell foul to the dreadful weather last Sunday. So too did the Wexford versus Kilkenny and the Cork game against Tipperary at Pairc Uí Rinn with re-fixtures expected to be confirmed by the CCCC for this weekend.The incessant rain and a waterlogged pitch [...]

Deise go back to back!

Waterford’s Sean O’Donovan is dragged back by Antrim’s Ryan Murray.
National Football League Division 4 Waterford 1-9 Antrim 1-8 Tony Ryan at the WIT Arena Despite playing in defence, the Nire’s James McGrath is prone to scoring the odd point for club and county. Well, he may never kick a more timely and important score than the one he contributed in the fourth and final minute of [...]

GAULTEARS

Tears of sadness and joy at the final whistle as Gailltír Aoife Fitzgerald sinks to the ground.
All-Ireland heartache for Déise women There was no fairy tale finish to the sixtieth anniversary celebrations at Gailltir Camogie Club as the Waterford champions went under to an experienced Clonduff side from Down, who had the minimum to spare in the All-Ireland Intermediate Club Camogie Final at Croke Park on Sunday. Right around the country [...]

Whelan thrilled as Waterford stay in winning groove

Waterford’s Shane Ryan showing his strength when breaking the tackle of Antrim’s Colum Duffin.
Two wins in six days. Rare air for Waterford’s senior footballers indeed. For manager Benji Whelan, while clearly thrilled with the victory over Antrim at Carriganore, both feet remain firmly planted on terra firma. “Sure it’s huge for the lads,” the Kilmacthomas native began. “We gave away an awful lot of wasteful ball in the first [...]

Duggan delighted with Blues win in Cork.

Blues fans delighted with the win in Turners Cross
“To kill it off was fantastic.” Shane Duggan played superbly in the middle of the park for Waterford FC against Cork City last Friday night and the player signed from Limerick was delighted with the outcome. “It’s brilliant and we’re all buzzing in the dressing room especially after what happened us last week against Shamrock Rovers. [...]

Sparkling Blues stun Cork at the Cross

Zack Elbouzedi celebrates as he scores the Blues second goal against Cork City.
League of Ireland, Premier Division Cork City 0 Waterford FC 2 Waterford FC put the disappointment of losing to Shamrock Rovers behind them in stunning fashion when they defeated Cork City by two goals to nil at Turners Cross on Friday night last. Zack Elbouzedi fired over the bar from a corner inside two minutes while Kevin [...]

Waterford take spoils in Wexford

Waterford's Joe Allen moves the ball forward as Wexford's Brian Malone moves in during last Sunday's Division Four NFL meeting at Wexford Park.	| Photos: Sean Byrne
National Football League Division Four Waterford 5-4 Wexford 0-12 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Reports When did Waterford footballers last score five goals in one match? When did they last score more goals than points in a clash? That’s a query for the historians but that’s what Benji Whelan’s charges achieved in Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday last. The win, [...]