Waterford United, on a terrible run at the moment, can take some heart from this gutsy display against the league leaders which ultimately ended in defeat.
With Waterford manager Peter Queally not in a talking mindset after so crushing a reversal, it was left to selector MacDara Mac Donncha to field the most immediate post-match question: where did it all go wrong?
Footballers apart, that was a successful week for Waterford GAA with the senior and minor hurlers both recording good wins while the Ken McGrath All-Star Challenge was a tremendous success.
When we Gaels get all uppity about the perceived purity ergo superiority of football and hurling over professional soccer (“you wouldn’t see them rolling around like that in Thurles”, etc), I cannot avoid recoiling a little. Here’s why.
Ferrybank claimed the Girls Under 16 Cup in blistering heat at the RSC on Wednesday night last with two cracking goals from Aoife Slattery and Hannah Pugh.
Players coming and going continued at Waterford United last week as the club announced two new arrivals following the departure of four players from the first team squad.
Ferrybank enjoyed a narrow victory in the Village Grounds against a battling Piltown team who had to play for a lot of the game with just ten players.
Waterford’s quest for a record breaking three All-Ireland U-14B Titles in a row, was thwarted by Galway in the dying minutes of a very competitive match in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Sunday last.
Waterford ladies win sixth Munster Intermediate Football title in a row.
Waterford senior football captain Shane Briggs has called on the County Board to re-appoint Niall Carew as manager for the 2015 League and Championship campaigns.
The seven-day spectacle that is the Galway Races continued apace at Ballybrit last week with strong betting, attendances up on last year, over-sized fancy hats and high fashion along with copious amounts of partying.
It would appear that the demise of Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, widely reported following his early World Championship exit last December, has been greatly exaggerated, as his outstanding career now appears to be firmly back on track.
Ferrybank’s Thomas Barr is hoping he can go the distance on the European stage, after delivering the Irish 400m hurdles title at the Morton Stadium in Santry last Sunday.