Sports


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Paul Murphy: Dealing with a new dynamic

ilkenny corner-back Paul Murphy breezed into Langton’s to chat with the fourth estate on Wednesday last. Engaged, bristling with enthusiasm about hurling and American Football (!) and with a beaming smile, it’s fair to say, at least in media terms, he’s not your typical top level inter-county hurler. A little like our own Noel Connors, one senses [...]


Hurling


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Unsung Hero Barron ‘Happy to Plough on’

amie Barron is the unsung hero of this Waterford team. I told him so at the Granville Hotel on Friday last. But the Fourmilewater man isn’t too interested in labels, tags or informal honours bestowed upon him by The Munster Express, Club Deise or The42.ie. He’s just doing his job. “I’m just happy to be on the [...]

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Dan’s eyes are on the prize

here was fire in Dan Shanahan’s eyes in the Granville Hotel on Friday last as we looked ahead to next Sunday’s All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Final meeting with Kilkenny. You sensed he’d have loved it if the match was starting as soon as our conversation ended! “I think we deserve this bit of luck we’re after getting,” said [...]

Soccer


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Depleted Blues outclassed by Ramblers

strong>Waterford United – 1 Cobh Ramblers – 3 Waterford United lost their 13th league game of the season when they fell to Cobh Ramblers at the RSC on Friday night last. Apart from the fact that three players were suspended manager Roddy Collins had to plan without two new signings, Eoin [...]

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“We will get it right” – Roddy Collins

aterford United manager Roddy Collins admitted it was ‘a very unusual day’ when he tried to pick the bones out of yet another defeat. Prior to the kick-off he stated he would have to plan without players he thought would be available but their registrations did not materialise for one reason or another. Speaking after the [...]


Football


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Waterford seek Seventh Title in a row

strong>Waterford v Clare Waterford’s intermediate Ladies Footballers go in search of a seventh Munster Intermediate title on Saturday afternoon when they take on Clare in Mallow. Victory on Saturday would mean that it would be the second time that the county have won seven titles in a row at provincial level, equalling the run which was achieved [...]

Six of the best for Waterford – Munster Intermediate Ladies’ Football Championship

Waterford full-forward Sinead Ryan produced a Player of the Match performance at Fraher Field on Saturday afternoon last as Waterford booked a seventh Munster Final appearance in a row, despite having one game yet to play in the round robin phase. The Ballymacarbry sharpshooter hit 3-6 in total for the home side as her side ran [...]

General


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Wolves Crowned Champions

strong>Waterford Wolves – 13 Cork Admirals – 12 Greg Barrett Reports They say it’s not how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get back up that is what really makes a champion. Sunday the 2nd of August was a chance for [...]

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Dermot Weld wins on points

ermot Weld took the leading trainer award at last week’s Galway Festival for the 29th in the last 30 years despite finishing with just five winners, one behind Tony Martin and three behind Willie Mullins. Such an anomaly exists because the leading trainer gong at Ballybrit is awarded to the trainer who accumulates the highest number [...]