Sports


Prime Time to Skin the Cats!

Brian Flannery Reports This Sunday afternoon sees Waterford renewing rivalry with neighbours Kilkenny in round three of the National Hurling League. Waterford have beaten the Cats in their last two League encounters, in addition to last July’s historic Championship win, the Deise’s first win over the Black and Amber since 1959. Both sides come into this game [...]


Hurling


All Ireland Senior Hurling Qualifier Waterford v Kilkenny

A Game for the Ages

Dermot Keyes revisits the events of July 8th last, when Waterford ended a 58-year Championship hoodoo, outgunning Kilkenny by 4-23 to 2-22 in a rip-roaring All-Ireland Qualifier at Semple Stadium… Derek McGrath has often referred to the gladiatorial battle that Championship Hurling provides, and how right he was when it came to this heavyweight hurling contest [...]

A League of Their Own

Player Rotation to the fore in opening rounds of NHL Brian Flannery at Semple Stadium Derek McGrath did warn us that this was going to be different. The change in Championship structure has seen Waterford taking a completely different approach to this season’s National League. There are only three trophies on offer in top class hurling, All-Ireland, Munster [...]

Soccer


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Hibernians Stretch their Lead to the Top

Hibernians 2 Tramore 0 Hibernians stretched their lead at the top of the table following victory over Tramore in Mitchel Kennedy Park on Sunday last. The game was in doubt at the 11.00am kick-off time due to a heavy downpour of snow which made it impossible to see the lines on [...]

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Lee Kavanagh selected for Republic of Ireland U18 Squad

Congratulations to Lee Kavanagh, Tramore AFC, who has been selected for the U18 Irish squad. Lee, who was a recipient of a Park Hotel Monthly Sports Star Award last year, was among those whittled down from a panel comprised of hopefuls from all over the country. Lee’s Mam and Dad; sister Alex; Grandparents Gino and June Kavanagh, [...]


Football


NFL Rd5 Waterford v Carlow

Deise Show Mettle While Laois Prevail

National Football League Division Four Laois 0-18 Waterford 1-11 The best 35 minutes produced under Tom McGlinchey’s watch on away turf saw Waterford trail Laois by a single point as the sides went in for some welcome respite from the Saturday night chill in Portlaoise. But a dominant second half display, which included a run of six successive [...]

Waterford v Antrim NFL Div 4 Round 2

Deise Promotion Hopes are Dented

National Football League Division Four Waterford 0-10 Antrim 2-12 It’s a misfortunate that the Division Four schedule threw up Antrim and Laois in successive weekends for Waterford. This mirrors last year’s campaign when successive weekends produced back to back outings against Westmeath and Wexford, when two defeats ended the Deise’s hopes of escaping the stickiest grade of senior inter-county [...]

General


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Walsh Park’s big game credentials called into question

MANY hurling fans have slated Walsh Park’s suitability for staging large games following Sunday’s fixture between Waterford and Wexford. The Slaneysiders got the better of the Déise in their Division 1A Allianz Hurling League clash which was attended by 7,467 spectators. However, the inadequate facilities at Walsh Park proved to be one of the main talking points [...]