Waterford's minor footballers suffered a thirteen point defeat to Clare in the opening round of the Munster Minor Championship in Leamybrien last night (Thursday).
The Dèise were hit for two goals inside the opening five minutes as Gearóid Barry and Diarmuid McMahon both found the net before the home team settled.
Luke English (with two frees), Scott Keappock and the lively Liam Kiersey kicked a brace of points each for the home side to leave it 2-5 to 6 points at half-time.
Waterford kicked just two points in the 2nd-half courtesy of substitute Paddy McCarthy as Clare finished with a flourish.
Gearóid Barry netted his second goal of the evening six minutes from full-time as the Banner ran out comfortable 3-12 to 8 point winners.
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A disappointed Waterford manager, Michael Murphy, spoke to WLR Sport after the game;
Waterford return to action next Thursday when they make the trip to Thurles to face Tipperary at 7pm. Tipp got off to a winning start last night by virtue of a 1-11 to 0-7 win over Limerick in Rathkeale.
Attentions switch to the Déise Minor hurlers this evening as they face Clare in a crucial re-scheduled Round 3 clash in the Munster Championship. The game was postponed twelve minutes before throw-in on Tuesday evening, it's a must win game for the hosts who have lost out to Limerick and Cork so far in the Provincial campaign.
It's a 7pm throw-in in Fraher Field and Tomás McCarthy will have updates here on WLR.
Re-fixture - Electric Ireland Munster Minor Hurling Championship – Waterford V Clare
Friday April 14th at 7pm in Fraher Field
If you bought match tickets or the Live Stream for last night's game, they will be valid for Friday's game.
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