Waterford Notes 23.03.2015

Minors open their Munster campaign

Waterford Minors Ladies football team open their campaign in their quest for Munster honours with an away tie against Cork on Saturday next at a Cork venue yet to be confirmed. This, on paper is a very daunting task for the Deise girls as Cork always have top class teams in all grades but the Deise girls will not be over-awed in facing the Rebelettes. The Waterford team have prepared well under the watchful eye of coach Joe Murray and manager Crohan Mc Gregor. Many of these Waterford girls have tasted both Munster and All- Ireland success in recent years and a number of them were involved in the epic Munster final under 16 clash with Cork which the Deise girls agonisingly lost by the narrowest of margins after extra time. Waterford this year will be able to call on the services of no fewer than eight players who have gained valuable experience at Intermediate level during the Tesco Homegrown league and this experience should stand in good stead to them in the minor grade.

The county’s under age teams  have got off to a good start with the under 14 ‘s and 16’s recording wins in their respective championships and the Intermediate team are unbeaten in the National League, as a result there is a great buzz about football circles in the county at the moment. The minors are up against a formidable opponent no doubt but confidence is high and the girls will have no fear of playing against Cork. It will be tough but Waterford have the capabilities of raising their game to the level of their opponents and it should be a cracker.


Under 14’s continue their unbeaten run.

Fresh from their great away win over Tipperary last month, the Waterford under14 team recorded a very impressive win against a game and spirited Limerick team in sunny Stradbally on Saturday last. Playing with the aid of a strong wind in the first half Waterford quickly set out their stall and races into a commanding lead and were leading well at half time on a score line of Waterford 3-7 Limerick 0-2. In the second half Waterford continued to play well against the stiff breeze and tacked 1-4 while Limerick could only manage two more points to leave the final score Waterford 4-11 Limerick 0-4. This was a great team performance and there were many very impressive displays among the Deise girls .In the back line Rosie Landers and Mary Kate Curran snuffed out the Limerick threat. Kelly Anne Hogan controlled matters in the middle of the field while up front Sarah Lacey who scored 3-6 ,Clodagh Carroll who scored the other goal, Sheenagh Mc Guckian and Emma Flynn really caught the eye. This now leaves the girls top of the group but still must win their final group game to qualify for a Munster final.



Aileen Wall wins O’Connor Cup final with U.L.

Congratulations to Ballymacarbry and County player Aileen Wall on her wonderful performance with her college University of Limerick in winning the O’Connor Cup. Aileen was at right half forward on the UL team who defeated DCU on a scoreline of 3-16 to 0-9 and Aileen scored two points in the final.

Intermediates final home game in the league

Waterford Intermediate ladies team will play Longford in the penultimate round of the league on Sunday next in Fraher Field at 2:00.This will be the girls last game at home in what has proved to be a very successful campaign and will travel to Leitrim for the last game in three weeks time. Waterford have been very impressive throughout the league and have racked up some great scores but also have been able to dig out results in close fought games. Waterford sit proudly on top of the table with 15 points out of five games and a draw will clinch a semi final place for the Deise ladies. Longford have a tough task ahead of them as they languish at the bottom of the table and have yet to record a win. On current form Waterford should come out on top with something to spare but knowing the management and this group of players’ mentality they will be taking nothing for granted. Throw in, in Fraher Field on Sunday next is at 2:00 with Tipperary’s Keith Delahunty in charge of proceedings.

Deise Day at Punchestown

Preparations are at an advanced stage for our major fundraising event on Saturday 2nd May at the Punchestown Race Festival and in conjunction with the day a monster draw will be held on the day. Tickets are available from any committee member and members of the various football panels and are priced at €20 each or 3 for €50. Among a very impressive prize list is a Mediterranean cruise, 4 tickets for The Script in Croke Park, 2 tickets and accommodation for the All Ireland Hurling Final and 2 tickets and accommodation for the All Ireland Football Final. Don’t forget the old saying “if you’re not in you can’t win”

Club Competitions

By now, the first rounds of our club competitions at under 16 and adult 11 a side competitions have taken place. Please ensure that all results are forwarded to our fixture’s secretary Elma Uí Fhoghlú as soon as possible after the fixture is played to ensure the smooth running of the competitions.

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