Sports


Moran leads Deise back to Croke Park

By Brian Flannery This weekend saw the dawning of a new era on Leeside with the re-opening of the newly developed Páirc Ui Chaoimh. On Saturday last it was reigning champions Tipperary, pushing past the challenge of Clare while on Sunday, Waterford were too good for neighbours Wexford to qualify for the senior All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals for [...]


Hurling


All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier Waterford v Kilkenny

THE HISTORY BOYS

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 [...]

All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier Waterford v Kilkenny

McGrath pleased but there’s work to do yet

erek McGrath extolled the virtues of positive body language in the moments after Kilkenny had somehow salvaged a draw with Waterford following the astounding conclusion to ‘regulation’ time at Semple Stadium on Saturday evening. Having seen his side go from eight points up with 12 minutes remaining, to bobbing on the ropes in injury-time, the Deise [...]

Soccer


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Battling Blues win again

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 [...]

Villa complete remarkable treble.

ylan Butler and Ivan Homoski hit two goals apiece as Villa ran out comfortable winners over Tramore in Graun Park on Thursday evening and clinched the U15 A league title. It has proved to be an amazing season for the team as they have now completed the treble by winning the U15A league and cup and [...]


Football


DEISE AIMING FOR PROVINCIAL GLORY

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 [...]

Munster Senior Football Championship Waterford v Cork

DEISEMEN MUST BELIEVE AS DERRY TRAVEL SOUTH

By Thomas Keane hree weeks on from an excellent performance against Cork, Tom McGlinchey’s Waterford Senior footballers are back in action in Fraher Field on Saturday afternoon when they take on Derry in the first round of the All-Ireland Qualifiers. “Yeah, it was great to get the home draw, and it would have been a lot worse [...]

General


Lotto Delight for Ray Malone

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 [...]

DEISE COME UP SHORT AGAINST THE CHAMPIONS

By Brian Flannery eigning senior All-Ireland and League champions Kilkenny rocked up to Walsh Park for the opening round of the 2017 Camogie Championship and had little difficult in recoding the expected comfortable victory. This was certainly a David v Goliath contest but without the giant killing. A young Waterford side playing in only their second season [...]

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 [...]