Sports


Blown Away

Waterford Bow Out of Championship Following Heavy Defeat to Limerick Criticism and praise are the equivalent of the short distance between a pat on the back and a kick in the posterior. Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, whose philosophy has dropped into the narrative of this newspaper’s coverage of the Derek McGrath era, left behind a [...]


Hurling


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Early Exit Cannot Conceal Success of New Format

Brian Flannery Reports First things first and despite Waterford’s early Hurling Championship exit it’s fair to say that the new format in both Munster and Leinster has been, in overall terms, a massive success. The quality of the games, the level of competition and the sheer drama of it all has had us all on the edge [...]

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McGrath Insists “We Must Move On”

Derek McGrath wore the look of a man who’d made every hook, block, shot and save in the 76 minutes of breathless hurling that had concluded only minutes earlier. A best Championship display against Tipperary in a decade failed to yield that elusive summer win over the Premier, as Waterford saw a 12-point lead evaporate in [...]

Soccer


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Blues Outclass Ten Man Saints

Waterford FC 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Waterford FC cemented their hopes of European football next season by defeating St Patrick’s Athletic at the RSC on Friday last. The team showed a few changes from the one which lost away to Cork City the previous week. Matthew Connor replaced Lawrence Vigouroux in goal [...]

Waterford FC Sign Noel Hunt

Hunt Hoping to Keep Blues Moving Forward

Noel Hunt began his career with Johnville and then signed for Shamrock Rovers before playing for Waterford on loan in season 2001-2002 (five goals in nine games). He then went on to play for Dunfermiline Athletic, Dundee United, Reading, Leeds United, Ipswich Town, Southend United, Portsmouth and Wigan Athletic. He also won three full caps [...]


Football


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Unqualified Success for Deise Lionhearts

All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifier Round 1 Waterford 3-14 Wexford 1-18 Mac Dara Mac Donncha at Innovate Wexford Park If ever a manager and squad of players deserved a rub of good fortune, it was Tom McGlinchey and the Waterford Senior Footballers. They had been badly struck by injuries and defections since the start of the year. They lost [...]

General


Robin Good!

Dawson claims Irish Amateur crown despite final round nerves Robin Dawson claimed the biggest win of his career when he won the Irish Amateur Championship at Royal County Down on Sunday last. The Tramore international, who was Irish Boys Champion in 2013, survived a disappointing final round of six over par 77 to win the tournament [...]