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Blues through to the last four of the EA Cup.

Blues coach Joe Gamble gave his reaction on the win over Bray to Matt Keane
“It’s unusual that we now have a mini pre-season”. Joe Gamble “We’re happy enough with that. Obviously getting into the last four of any competition is great and I suppose that was the aim coming here to Bray this evening so it’s good to get the job done.”That was the opening comment of the Waterford [...]

Bray buried and now it’s Derry for the Blues

Bastien Hery in an aerial battle against Bray last Monday.
EA Sports Cup, Quarterfinal Bray Wanderers 0 Waterford FC 1 Scott Twine, who joined the club on loan at the start of the season from Swindon Town, struck a wonderful 15th-minute free kick that proved to be difference at the final whistle at the Carlisle Grounds last week as the Blues can now look forward to a [...]

Westmeath v Waterford

Waterford's Donie Breathnach surges clear of Westmeath's Callum McCormack during their Division Four League clash in Ardmore back in March 2017, which the visitors won by 3-13 to 2-11.                                                                                                                                            | Photo: Sean Byrne
All-Ireland Football Qualifiers – Round 1 Waterford have not had the best of luck when it comes to the draws since the introduction of the qualifiers into the All-Ireland Football Championship. Waterford have had a number of home games, most notably in the last two years, but they have been on the road far more often [...]

Fanning left to ponder why Déise bombed out

Paraic Fanning patrolling the sideline during Sunday’s Munster SHC defeat to Limerick at Walsh Park. 									| Photos: Noel Browne
Paraic Fanning didn’t duck the post-match interview on Sunday last. For the record, Justin McCarthy chose such a path on more than one occasion in both victory and defeat during his time with Waterford. But like Derek McGrath, Davy Fitzgerald and Michael Ryan before him, the current Déise manager did not exclusively opt for the [...]

CAPITULATION

Conor Prunty, one of the few Waterford players to emerge from this Championship with an enhanced reputation, glances back to the Walsh Park pitch following last Sunday’s defeat to Limerick. | Photo: Noel Browne
Waterford’s Munster Hurling campaign goes down in flames “This means thinking of others. It means losing oneself in the group for the good of the group. It means being not just willing but eager to sacrifice personal interest or glory for the welfare of all. There is a profound difference between mere willingness and eagerness. A [...]

Ballyduff triumph in thrilling contest

Greenstar Under 16 B Cup Final Ballyduff 3 Villa 2 Ballyduff went home with the Greenstar Under 16 B Cup following a truly dramatic final in Graun Park on Monday night last. Played on what was a beautiful May evening the game ebbed and flowed all through and it kept the [...]

“We need to improve for the second half of the season”. Alan Reynolds

“I’m happy with the result. We’ve been conceding a lot of goals lately and we worked on that, as you could see tonight. We had a game plan and we surrendered possession of the ball in certain areas.“We left them have the ball at times and we were hoping to catch them on the counterattack. [...]

Cork prove too strong for Déise

Munster Senior Ladies Football Championship Cork 3-22 Waterford 0-7 Cork proved too strong for Waterford in the second round of games in this year’s Munster Senior Ladies Football Championship at the Cork IT Grounds on Sunday evening last, running out comprehensive winners with 24 points to spare over Ciaran Curran’s side which had beaten Kerry in the first [...]

Fanning hoping for one big push

Paraic Fannng issuing instructions during the Munster SHC defeat to Tipperary in Semple Stadium. 		| Photos: Noel Browne
“We’d a really super session when we got back together on Tuesday night,” said Waterford boss Paraic Fanning as the countdown to Sunday’s clash with Limerick intensifies. “We’ve trained really well in general in the build-up to the Championship, obviously we reached the National League Final and picked up some really good results along the way [...]

TIME TO STAND UP AND FIGHT

Munster Senior Hurling Championship(Waterford v Limerick, Walsh Park, Sunday, 2pm) Brian Flannery Reports Waterford hosts their second home Munster Championship game this Sunday with the visit of All-Ireland holders Limerick.The stakes couldn’t be higher for both sides that have yet to register a victory between them in this years’ title race. Waterford lost their opening game by [...]