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Candystripes run Blues ragged

Blues captain Rory Feely shoots for goal against Derry City
League of Ireland, Premier Division Derry City 2 Waterford FC 0 Derry City proved far too strong for Waterford FC at the Ryan McBride Stadium on Monday week last. The previous Friday the Blues had defeated UCD in the Belfield Bowl courtesy of a late strike from Dean Walsh but on this occasion the visitors found it [...]

Player Power at play?

Brian Flannery Reports Well that was a busy week in the Sunny South East. A week-long World GAA Games at WIT Carriganore followed by the ‘Altogether Now’ music festival and annual Spraoi weekend.My only brush with the music festival was a hasty retreat from traffic gridlock past Carrick-on-Suir. I’m reliably informed that, traffic chaos aside, it [...]

All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Quarter-Final

Waterford’s Maria Delahunty will be hoping to take her excellent form into next Saturday’s quarter-final against Galway
Waterford v Galway (Saturday, Pearse Park, Longford, 2.45pm) Waterford make the three-hour journey to Pearse Park in Longford on Saturday next for the last of this year’s All-Ireland Senor quarter finals where their opponents will be a fancied Galway side. This is the second meeting of the two teams in just over 12 months, having faced each [...]

Galway dig deep to deny Déise

Waterford’s Annie Fitzgerald tries to avoid the clutches of Galway’s Shauna Healy.
All Ireland Senior Camogie Quarter Final Galway 2-16 Waterford 2-8 Waterford suffered heartbreak for the second year in a row at the quarter-final stages of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship as they went under to a strong Galway side in the second of two games played at Thurles on Saturday evening last.Galway went into the game as warm [...]

Reynolds delighted to break ‘Bowl’ hoodoo

A relieved Alan Reynolds was delighted with the Blues victory at the Belfied Bowl on Friday night last.
“I’m glad that the hoodoo is finally over up here in the UCD Bowl. Look I thought that when we got the goal early that we had the chance to put it to bed early on and we had a couple of half chances to do that. “They grew into the game and got better. They [...]

‘Deano’ nets golden winner

Corey Galvin on the attack for the Blues
Premier League UCD 1 Waterford FC 2 Following a run of poor results Waterford FC made the journey to the Belfield Bowl on Friday night hoping to get back on track once again. A nervous Blues team took to the field because this venue has proved troublesome in the past and the last three [...]

Déise defeated by second half goals

Molly Mulvhill of Longford challenged by Waterford’s Megan O'Grady
All-Ireland under 16 ‘B’ Ladies Football Final Longford 4-15 Waterford 3-7 There was no joy for the Waterford under 16 Ladies Football team in Birr on Wednesday last as Leinster champions Longford netted four second half goals to win the Under 16 All-Ireland ‘B’ football final. While Waterford will be disappointed with the final score, the [...]

De La Salle cruise to quarter-finals

Ballyduff's Shane Hannon controls the sliothar ahead of De La Salle's Cormac McCann .
County Senior Hurling Championship De La Salle 3-25 Ballyduff Upper 0-13 Brian Flannery Reports City side De La Salle cruised into the quarter-finals of the Waterford senior hurling championship with a facile 21point victory over a hapless Ballyduff Upper side.The gulf in standard between the two sides was enormous with Ballyduff Upper now having lost 17 of their last [...]

Gunners tested by improving Tallow

Pauric Mahony hit 11 points of Ballygunner’s total of 2-19
County Senior Hurling Championship Ballygunner 2-19 Tallow 1-17 Tony Ryan Reports This wasn’t an unsporting game by any means at Fraher Field last Sunday evening but county champions Ballygunner finished up with 13 players and Tallow with 14. More interesting than this was the performance Tallow put up against the champions, their best against the Gunners in [...]

The 2019 Renault GAA World Games at the WIT Arena, Waterford

Sustainability, self-sufficiency, inclusivity Positive growth in International Gaelic Games driven by native born participants By Eoghan Tuohey If you entered the candle-lit confines of the billiards room in Hayes’ Hotel in Thurles on the day the GAA was founded in November 1884, and informed the attendees that some 135 years later the games they were so [...]