Looking Like the Real Deal

aterford’s performance graph to date this year is, let’s face it, probably even better than Derek McGrath would, at least privately, admit to. Even the most optimistic Deise hurling fan, six months ago, wouldn’t have thought, just shy of midsummer, than the men in white and blue would, by now, be League champions, Munster finalists and [...]



Q and A with Tony Browne

ermot Keyes (DK): The pros and cons of having so many players from this grade involved with the senior panel has been discussed quite a bit over the past few months, but it appears to be a developing trend that more and more Under-21s are part of senior panels, so is it a case of [...]


Waterford can break new ground on leeside

aterford’s hurlers clearly possess the wherewithal to bring a dreadful run at Under-21 Championship level to an end in Cork this Wednesday night, but anyone expecting a Deise cakewalk should think again. Consider this: In 18 matches at this grade, Cork have won 16 times, Waterford have won just the once while one other game has been [...]


Believe Us Now!

EVERYONE is paying attention now. Waterford, the National Hurling League champions, are now just 70 minutes away from a 10th Munster title after Sunday’s 3-19 to 1-21 win over Cork at Semple Stadium. And with an All-Ireland quarterfinal berth already secured, Derek McGrath’s men have both maintained their incredible winning streak while moving firmly into McCarthy Cup consideration. As players happily posed for photos on the Thurles [...]



Giles Cheevers: Living the American Dream

ust like thousands of other Waterford boys, Giles Cheevers grew up knocking a football around the back garden and, subsequently on the playing fields of the city and county. As the years went by, he developed into a very fine goalkeeper and it was clear from an early age that he wanted to go far in [...]

Blues end losing streak

WATERFORD UNITED 0 UCD 0 WATERFORD United brought an end to a three match run when they played out a scoreless draw with title chasing UCD at the RSC on Friday night last. It was the first time the Blues kept a clean sheet since the middle of last season but there was a rather bitter sweet outcome [...]

Ireland’s Euro goose is cooked

Unless Scotland capitulate to Poland and Germany (both at home) and Ireland come up with, let’s face it, unlikely wins against the same opponents, there’s little chance of Martin O’Neill’s side reaching Euro 2016. Despite the undoubted fact that we were drawn in the toughest European Championship qualifying group, Ireland’s lack of an offensive edge came [...]



Waterford Football Deserves a Real Plan

RIAN FLANNERY REPORTS LEAVING Semple Stadium last Sunday after Waterford senior footballers were annihilated by Tipperary the convenient mode would have been to ‘tut tut’ for a little while and then quickly turn our minds to this Sunday’s return to Thurles and muse over our far more successful hurlers. Convenient yes but hardly fair. Waterford footballers deserve more consideration and so does Waterford football. Such a complete nonperformance by a [...]


Written-off Deise seeking redemption

HE draw for Round One of the Football Qualifiers pitted Waterford against Offaly, but right now, it’s hard to know if such a draw was favourable for Waterford. However, having a home game is a plus for Waterford, having had to travel for so many of the qualifier games in recent years. While the game against the [...]


Jumping in the City

Brian Hennessey reports Jumping In The City, sponsored by The Underwriting Exchange Limited, moved to Cork’s greyhound stadium on Friday night for the second leg of the new summer show jumping series and Co Waterford riders filled three of the top six places in the feature Grand Prix. Colligan’s Peter Moloney finished best of the Waterford [...]


Admirals sink Wolves

strong>Waterford Wolves 0 Cork Admirals 45 Greg Barratt reports First place played third on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Cork as the Wolf pack rolled into town to take on the IAFL1 league leaders the Cork Admirals. Cork came to the game in the midst of an undefeated season, 5and 0 so far and looking for win number 6. [...]