It’s a long, long way from Clare to here

Sixmilebridge for the Waterford Crystal Cup is a bridge too far for me, so it seemed appropriate to use that terrible pun to accompany the  lamest post title ever. Someone who might be there is a new kid on the blogging scene. ‘Deise Sports’ has started the pithily-titled Waterford GAA Blog, which if the match report about the CIT game is anything to go by – Stephen Daniels was on the sauce at John Mullane’s stag in Newcastle, eh? – should be worth following. Meanwhile, the throw-in for tomorrow’s match is 2pm.


Now I really hope Deise Sports was at the game as Waterford came from 2-12 to 0-7 down at one stage to win by 2-19 to 2-18. Some potted reports from a couple of Clare fans on AFR here. It’s a wee bit disspiriting that it’ll be Cork in the final. UL would have had some novelty value, but perhaps we’ll learn more from playing Cork. Again. A further buzzkill sees O’Loughlin Gaels win the Leinster club championship. Despite being no more successful at national level than De La Salle – two provincial titles – they will carry that Kilkenny sense of entitlement into the All-Ireland series. Prepare to be sickened.