Sports


Gunners Can Make the Leap

Déise challengers bid to end Na Piarsaigh’s Munster Club Championship dominance “I’m not saying that an individual shouldn’t spend any time reflecting on failure. It’s obviously important to learn from mistakes. But there’s a difference between learning from failure and wallowing in it.” - Dr Bob Rotella (How Champions Think) Shane O’Sullivan was 14 years of [...]


Hurling


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A Final Record That Needs Improvement

On Sunday next at Semple Stadium, a Waterford club will contest the Munster Senior Club Hurling Final for the 22 time since the competition was first played back in 1964.Despite contesting nearly half of the finals played in the competition since it was first played, Waterford’s overall record doesn’t make for pretty reading, with only [...]

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Hartley’s Pride as Gunners Prevail

Ballygunner manager Fergal Hartley went ‘West Wing’ following his post-match interview on TG4, opting for a ‘walk and talk’ with the print media, en route to the Walsh Park tunnel while digesting an extraordinary afternoon’s hurling. “A win like that has nothing to do with systems, it has nothing to do with tactics,” he began, [...]

Soccer


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Prestigious Award for Waterford Fc Supporters

There was a lot of joy and happiness last week when the Airtricity League Supporters Contribution Award was presented to Patrick Lynn on behalf of the Waterford fans in Ballsbridge, Dublin. This award is a fantastic recognition of all the Blues’ supporters. It’s an acknowledgement of several areas – support at home and away, atmosphere, behaviour, [...]

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Blues sign JJ Lunney and Zack Elbouzedi

Waterford last week completed the signing of 20-year-old midfielder JJ Lunney and midfielder Zack Elbouzedi FCahead of the 2019 season. Lunney joins the club having spent the 2018 season with Bohemians. Jonathan “JJ” Lunney spent two seasons at Preston North End before joining St Patrick’s Athletic for 18 months in 2016.The left-footed Dubliner made 21 appearances [...]


Football


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Nire’s Campaign Sunk by Clare Champions

Munster Senior Club Football Semi-Final The Nire 0-09 St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay 2-11 Brian Flannery Reports The Nire’s season drew to a disappointing conclusion with a comprehensive defeat to St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay in the Munster Club Senior Football Semi-Final played at Fraher Field on Sunday last. Having beaten Limerick champions Adare by nine points in the previous round, expectations were [...]

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Questionable Officiating as Niremen Exit Munster

While there’s no doubting the fact that the superior outfit prevailed at Fraher Field on Sunday last, it was difficult not to observe the game without taking issue with how it was officiated. All afternoon long, Kerry referee Padraig O’Sullivan made some questionable calls. Sadly, the days of referees using common sense appear to be long [...]

General


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Walsh Park is Board’s 2019 Choice

The Munster Express understands that Walsh Park will be the stadium of choice proposed by the County Board of Waterford GAA for use in next summer’s Munster Hurling Championship. But whether the Deisemen will line out against Clare (week ending May 12th) and All-Ireland champions Limerick (week ending June 2nd) at the Keane’s Road venue is [...]