Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates during the  All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19 Don’t look now. The Déise are coming with increasingly convincing arguments that this may be the group to bridge the chasm (...)

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett is tackled by Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett during the Munster hurling final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Both Tipperary and Waterford can take something from this but, importantly, they have room to improve before the All-Ireland series and will need t(...)

Maurice Shanahan celebrates after scoring a goal for Waterford in the Munster SHC semi-final against Cork at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 3-19 Cork 1-21   The evidence of Waterford’s arrival as a potent force in senior hurling hardened in Thurles, as Derek McGr(...)

Waterford’s Noel Connors and Kevin Moran celebrate securing the county’s third league title with a 10-point victory over Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford’s revival is complete. As Derek McGrath would say afterwards, the Déise fans do not scoff at days like this. And rightly so. Just a year aft(...)

Waterford’s Michael Walsh and Cormac Murphy of Cork in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division One Final at Semple Stadium. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford, as the county freely accept, hasn’t so gilded a history that they will take lightly any silverware let alone national titles but even by th(...)

Waterford’s Colin Dunford celebrates at the final whistle of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-final against Tipperary at  Nowlan Park in  Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 1-19Tipperary 2-15These games matter and they don’t matter. Tipperary turned up in Nowlan Park just a little heavier-legged than they were a(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan tussles with Matthew O’Hanlon of Wexford during Waterford’s Allianz League Division 1A win. Photograph: Inpho

WEXFORD 0-16WATERFORD 0-22Everything was in place in Innovate Wexford Park yesterday. The spring sun beamed down the venue, as a crowd of 8,500 turned(...)

Ballygunner’s Brian O’Sullivan is fouled by David Ryan of Cratloe  during their Munster club hurling championship match at Walsh Park. Photograph: Inpho

Cratloe 3-7 Ballygunner 1-10 Clare champions Cratloe left wind-swept Walsh Park with a precious three-point victory in the opening round of the Munst(...)

 Cathal McInerney is one of Cratloe’s established county players as they prepare to face Waterford champions Ballygunner. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht Club SFC q-f Tubbercurry (Sligo) v Aughawillan (Leitrim) Markievicz Park, 2.00 Fresh ground for both these sides, neither of whom (...)

Ballygunner’s Brian O’Sullivan celebrates a late score in his side’s Waterford Senior Hurling Club Final victory over Mount Sion at  Walsh Park. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ballygunner 2-16 Mount Sion 0-9A blistering second-half display in which they limited Mount Sion to just two points ensured a 13th Waterford Senior Hu(...)