Ballygunner joint captains Pauric Mahony and Shane Walsh raise the trophy after their Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Final win over De La Salle last week. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s only a Munster quarter-final, but Sunday’s clash between Thurles Sarsfields and Ballygunner in Walsh Park has the sense of something more signifi(...)

1 Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner) Twitter: @sok91 Age: 26 Height: 6’ 2” Weight: 13st 3lbs Mr Dependable. A brilliant shot-stopper and has ad(...)

Derek McGrath’s Waterford have been much better since losing to Cork in the Munster championship but there are still good reasons to believe that for all they could improve, it might not be enough to close the gap. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork v Waterford All-Ireland SHC semi-final, 3.30pm, Live RTÉ 1/Sky Sports In a disrupted week with the focus on today’s ’s GAA All-Ireland hurling s(...)

Waterford’s corner-back Noel Connors: “I think it’s more about performance than results”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Amongst the subplots in the Kilkenny-Waterford match, one of the more absorbing was the duel between 2015 hurler of the year Richie Hogan and Waterfor(...)

Jules McDermott and Leon McDowell at the launch of the first Bubble Day fundraiser

How often do you think about the air you breathe? If it is not causing you problems, then it probably doesn’t cross your mind. But if you have asthma (...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath with selector Dan Shanahan: McGrath has said that performance and not promotion was his ultimate goal for the league – now both are attainable. photograph: inpho

For Waterford hurling fans, the sight of Tony Browne as grand marshal of the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade must have made them think of the desperate(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan in action against Shane Fives of Waterford. Cadogan proved a thorn in Waterford’s side during the drawn encounter and scored four points from play. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

MUNSTER SHC QUATER-FINAL REPLAY Cork v Waterford Sunday, 3.30, Semple Stadium Live on RTE.ie It’s strange to think that in the wake of Wate(...)

Derek McGrath, left,  and selector Dan Shanahan keeping a close eye on the action during the drawn clash with Cork at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford manager Derek McGrath chooses his words carefully. Did he feel vindicated by the performance that nearly beat Cork and forced the GAA Munste(...)

Clare manager David Fitzgerald. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Tomorrow in Thurles the Munster hurling championship gets under way with a fixture that also marked the counties’ first league assignment this year ba(...)

It was clear from the first round of Allianz Hurling League fixtures that Waterford weren’t inclined to fall in with the general view that this(...)