Archive for the ‘GAA Football’ Category

Waterford Relishing Monaghan Challenge

JJ Hutchinson was in scintillating form as Waterford overcame Wexford in their Round 1 Qualifier at Wexford Park. 					| Photo: Sportsfile
All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifier Round 2 Waterford v Monaghan (Fraher Field, Saturday, 2pm) “We’re determined to make the most of Saturday,” Waterford senior football manager Tom McGlinchey told The Munster Express ahead of the visit of Monaghan to Fraher Field. “We’ve trained very well since the Wexford match, I’d be hopeful of having Joey Veale back available, [...]

Unqualified Success for Deise Lionhearts

That's my boy! Waterford's Tommy Prendergast celebrates last Saturday's victory in Wexford with his son Tommy Jnr (15 months).
All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifier Round 1 Waterford 3-14 Wexford 1-18 Mac Dara Mac Donncha at Innovate Wexford Park If ever a manager and squad of players deserved a rub of good fortune, it was Tom McGlinchey and the Waterford Senior Footballers. They had been badly struck by injuries and defections since the start of the year. They lost [...]

Kingdom Prove Too Strong for Waterford

Waterford's Karen McGrath is held up by Kerry's Eilis O'Leary during the Munster Ladies Football Semi-Final at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last. 	 | Photos: Dan McGrath
Munster Senior Ladies Football Semi-Final Kerry 2-16 Waterford 1-6 Corner forward Sarah Houlihan produced a player of the match performance for Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday afternoon to knock Waterford out of this year’s Munster Championship. Goals in both halves, the first from a Sarah Houlihan penalty on 24 minutes after she was fouled for the one on [...]

Sticking With the Hard Sell

Tom McGlinchey has retained a stoical perspective throughout his term as Deise boss.
Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final (Tipperary v Waterford, Semple Stadium, Saturday, 7pm) “Good people will do what they find honourable to do, even if it requires hard work; they’ll do it even if it causes them injury; they’ll do it even if it will bring danger. Again, they won’t do what they find base, even if [...]

Football in Waterford and the State We’re In

Tom McGlinchey has endured his fair share of frustration as Waterford senior football manager.  									| Photos: Sean Byrne
On Saturday, May 19th, Waterford will travel to Semple Stadium to take on Tipperary in the quarter-final of this year’s Munster Senior Football Championship. As someone who’s been watching the Waterford footballers going back to the mid-1980s, I for one would love to be able to state that the Déise will see off Tipperary a week [...]

Deise’s Football Crisis All Too Real

Waterford’s heroic Munster Championship showing against Cork last year suggested that more consistent, competitive performances are within the Deisemen. But the game in this county needs a sustainable plan to make a brighter future possible.			| Photos: Sean Byrne
Will anyone stand up for our second code’s future? “The man who is afraid to risk failure seldom has to face success.” – Coach John Wooden So who will be the GAA figure in Waterford who decides, once and for all, that we will have a fully resourced commitment to football? Who will put in place [...]

Champions Made to Sweat for Their Win

Stradbally and Shane Aherne were made to sweat for their SFC win over Portlaw on Saturday last.  									| Photo: Sean Byrne
Waterford Senior Football Championship Group A Stradbally 1-17 Portlaw 1-10 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Reports Even though there were seven points between the sides at the end, Portlaw battled throughout and they reeled in an eleven point deficit to just four at one stage in the second half. It would be fair to say that Stradbally always looked [...]

Minor Pasting Underlines a Major Problem

Tom Flynn’s passion for football is as unquestionable as it is admirable. But the job he faces as Deise Minor boss is the equivalent of rowing against the tide in the absence of a Strategic Plan.
Brian Flannery Reports Will Waterford develop a plan for Football? I was at a juvenile game last Wednesday when one of the lads asked me did I know how the minor footballers fared. I said I’d check Twitter and relayed the score – Cork 2-13 Waterford 0-03 – and then had to break the bad [...]

All Too Easy for Courty

Ballinacourty kept a firm grip on the Brickeys throughout their meeting at Fraher Field.
Waterford Senior Football Championship Group B Ballinacourty 2-14 Brickey Rangers 0-04 If ever proof was needed that Waterford might be best served by a reduction of the numbers playing in the senior championship to about eight clubs, it was clear to be seen in this first game of a double header played at Fraher Field on Sunday [...]

Honours Even at Fraher Field

Kilrossanty's Martin Dunne in surrounded by An Rinn's Cathal Ó Cuirrín and Ferdia Ó hAodha at Fraher Field on Sunday last.				| Photos: Sean Byrne
County Senior Football Championship Group B An Rinn 0-07 Kilrossanty 0-07 The two sides who lost out in last year’s Senior Football Championship had to settle for a share of the spoils at Fraher Field. What had been billed in the build-up as the big match of this year’s opening round of games proved to be a [...]