A trophy and two points won. Guess which is more important

In the never-ending quest to interprete early season results, Waterford’s win today over UCC in the Waterford Crystal Cup deserves a doctrinal thesis all of its own. Limerick IT, having won the trophy in 2005 and 2007, are no mugs but to see the great powerhouse of the competition and defending champions being battered in the first round is a shock. Beating them by a point isn’t anything to shout from the rooftops. Add in a red card for Eoin Kelly and you’d wonder whether it’s worth it. Still better than losing by a point though.

More noteworthy is the footballer’s win over Leitrim. They finished ahead of Waterford last year so to beat them away from home is a tremendous start. One to watch.

Update: giveitfong’s match report anseo.