Former manager Derek McGrath coy on Waterford return

Derek McGrath hasn’t ruled out a return as manager of the Waterford senior hurlers. The Déise are on the lookout for a new boss, after Paraic Fanning stepped away following just one campaign at the helm. “I was [surprised],” McGrath said of his successor’s departure. “I was on holidays and I got a text whatever day Paraic stepped down. I […]

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Waterford hurling manager Paraic Fanning steps down

Waterford hurling manager Paraic Fanning has stepped down after just one season in charge. The Déise supremo succeeded Derek McGrath at the end of 2018. While the county enjoyed a successful National League campaign in which they reached the Division 1 final, they failed to back it up in the Munster Championship. A narrow defeat at home to Clare was […]

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Mayo must make home advantage count against Donegal, says Alan Dillon

Ex-Mayo star Alan Dillon pointed out that Castlebar hasn’t been “a pleasant hunting ground” for the Connacht county in recent years, ahead of their Super 8s clash with Donegal. Although James Horan’s side will enjoy home advantage in MacHale Park on Saturday evening, this group hasn’t made the venue a fortress, with two championship losses to Galway and one to […]

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Gerwyn Price loses on opening night of World Matchplay in Blackpool

Gerwyn Price was the first high-profile casualty of the World Matchplay as Gary Anderson began the defence of his title with a 10-6 victory over Danny Noppert. The top 32 players in world darts descending on Blackpool for what is traditionally the sport’s second-biggest event with perhaps the highest quality field ever assembled and the result was a couple of […]

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Australia beat South Africa to reach Vitality Netball World Cup final

A much changed Australia made it through to their eighth World Cup final, but survived a huge scare against a South Africa team playing in their first semi-final since 1995 to eventually win 55-53. Coach Lisa Alexander insisted that the Proteas had not been underestimated, maintaining her changes that included captain Caitlin Basset not playing and influential duo of Kelsey […]

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