Winning start for new Deise boss
Waterford 3-19 UCC 1-19
New Waterford manager Michael Ryan got his reign off to a winning start as his side enjoyed a six-point win over UCC in Carriganore.
But Ryan will be somewhat alarmed after his side faded in the last quarter, giving UCC a chance to salvage something from the game.
Waterford were slick early on, with Michael Walsh at centre-forward always prominent and Martin O'Neill and Maurice Shanahan finding the net. They deteriorated after the break as UCC fought back, but ultimately they had done enough.
Scorers -- Waterford: M O'Neill 1-8 (7f), M Walsh 1-3, M Shanahan 1-0, S O'Sullivan 0-2 (1f), D Twomey, S Prendergast, S Walsh, S Molumphy, J Nagle (1f), P O'Brien 0-1 each. UCC: B Hartnett 1-2, P Mahony 0-5 (4f), B O'Sullivan, W Griffin (3f) 0-3 each, S Bourke 0-2, P Haughney, D McCormack, S Corry, E O'Sullivan 0-1 each.
Waterford -- I O'Regan; P Prendergast, C Ryan, A Kearney; J Nagle, K Moran, S O'Sullivan; S Molumphy, D Twomey; M Shanahan, M Walsh, S Prendergast; M O'Neill, S Walsh, B O'Halloran. Subs: P O'Brien for S Walsh, D Prendergast for P Prendergast, P Nevin for D Twomey, T Ryan for M Shanahan.
UCC -- P O'Brien; T Curran, P O'Mahony, D Fives; J Barry, J Nagle, A Hannigan; S Corry, B Collins; D McCormack, B Murray, P Mahony; P Haughney, B O'Sullivan, B Hartnett. Subs: S Bourke for B Collins, W Egan for A Hannigan, S Maher for J Nagle, W Griffin for P Haughney, E O'Sullivan for P Mahony.
REF -- S Hourigan (Limerick).