Waterford defender Gary Delaney delighted to progress

16th November 2023
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Waterford FC defender Gary Delaney certainly knows his way around Ferrycarrig Park, although emerging from the away dressing room may not have the same air of familiarity about it. The former Wexford Youths player signed for the Blues in the close s

Waterford FC defender Gary Delaney certainly knows his way around Ferrycarrig Park, although emerging from the away dressing room may not have the same air of familiarity about it.

The former Wexford Youths player signed for the Blues in the close season after starring for the Slaneysiders during the most successful spell in the club's history.

Delaney, who turns 23 next month, made his senior league debut for Wexford Youths in 2012, before switching to Waterford for a short stint in 2014.

He then returned to the Ferrycarrig Park-based club, helping them to the First Division title in 2015 and was one of the better performers in Wexford Youths' ill-fated top flight season last year.

It's clear that he's enjoying his time with high-flying Waterford and was delighted that his side got another win under their belt.

“It's great to come back down here to play on a pitch that you're used to. It was a good game and we did well and we're just happy to get into the next round. I was here since I was 16 so I spent a long time here. I went down to Waterford for a year and then I came back again and I've some great memories here,” he said.

The defender even managed to get his name on the scoresheet in their impressive 5-0 victory, adding to doubles from David McDaid and substitute Owen Wall and was happy to have made a telling contribution.

“I was delighted to get a goal alright, but we're just glad to get the win and move on to the next round,” he said.