Waterford

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Website: www.waterford.gaa.ie
Irish: CLG Port Láirge
County Ground
: Fraher Field Dungarvan

The Waterford County Board was established in 1886 in Kilmacthomas and played in the Munster Championship for the first time in 1888, losing to Cork on a score of 2-8 to 0-0.

The next fourteen years would consist of walkovers, first round defeats and not entering the competition at all. Waterford would finally win a championship match for the first time in 1903, defeating Kerry by 5-6 to 2-9.

In their first Munster final, which did not take place until 1904, Waterford would lose to Cork. The following years led to another series of opening Munster championship match defeats and the occasional walkover, and Waterford would not win another senior championship match until 1925 when Clare were defeated, only for Tipperary to beat them in only their second Munster final. At this stage, Waterford was still the only county in Munster not to have won the provincial All-Ireland hurling title, but there were signs of improvement. The minor hurlers reached the first ever Munster final in 1928, losing to Cork. They would make up for this defeat the following year against Tipperary and would defeat Meath in the All-Ireland final. The junior hurlers secured the county’s first ever adult silverware in 1931, winning both the Munster and All-Ireland titles. They would repeat this feat in 1934.

At senior level, the county was edging ever closer to Munster success, with the 1931 team drawing with Cork in the final only to lose the replay by 15 points. A fifth Munster final appearance ended when the match against Limerick was abandoned due to crowd encroachment late on with Limerick leading by 11 points. The title was awarded to Limerick, who would defeat Waterford again in the 1934 decider.

County Ground Fraher Field Dungarvan

Car Parking
Parking is available around the town centre. Many hotels, guesthouses and pubs also offer parking for their customers.

Entry Information
Dungarvan is situated on the main Cork-Waterford road (N25). It can also be accessed via the N72. Fraher Field is on the north-west of the town, close to the main ring road.

Public Transport
Dungarvan town is served by Bus Éireann with regular services to the main towns around the country.

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