Archive for the ‘GAA Football’ Category

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 [...]

New Format for Senior Football Championship

Last year we saw a new look senior football championship.While it was devised with the best interests of football involved, in reality it never captured the imagination of players or supporters with small crowds attending games, and the late running of the competition did not do it any justice either. It was no surprise to hear [...]

St. Declan’s Fall Short at Finish Line

All-Ireland Colleges ‘C’ Football Final Ardee CS 1-09 St Declan’s Kilmacthomas 0-03 St Declans’ great run in the football championship came to a shuddering halt in Newbridge on Saturday last. The Munster Champions never reached the same levels of composure and assuredness of their previous matches. Ardee got off to a quick start and went ahead 3-1with Donal [...]

“League’s Integrity has been Damaged”

Frustrated: Waterford senior football manager Tom McGlinchey. 	| Photo: Maurice Hennebry
Deise boss justly calls for Leitrim match to go ahead Failure to honour the outstanding matches yet to be played in the National Football League will damage the integrity of the competition according to Waterford senior manager Tom McGlinchey. Speaking ahead of the Deise’s victorious run-out in Ruislip last Sunday, McGlinchey expressed dissatisfaction with the view Croke [...]

Deise VU for Footballers

Tom McGlinchey will spend the week rallying his players in the wake of a last gasp defeat.
Waterford suffered defeat, once again by the narrowest of margins, when victory looked assured as the final whistle beckoned in this bottom of the Division Four table clash between Limerick and Waterford at Martinstown on Saturday evening last. The Waterford players left the field demoralised by Limerick’s late equalising goal and the pointed free that followed [...]

A Tribute to Mont Guiry from Kill GAA Club

Three-in-a-row: the Kill team, captained by Monty Guiry (with the Conway Cup) that won a third consecutive county senior football title in 1968.
A lot has been said over the past fortnight about the man, but from a Kill perspective there will never be another Monty Guiry. Many more players will come and go but without fear of contradiction he was Kill’s greatest ever footballer. With a record of having played in 10 senior football county finals (including replays) over [...]

Deise’s Late Surge Falls Inches Short

Both Paul Whyte and Daniel St Ledger fired home goals on Saturday last.
A sense of the surreal was as palpable as the traditional Carriganore chill that greeted the 390 patrons who field through the WIT Arena gate on Saturday for this latest meeting of Waterford and Carlow. To be sat in a stand where the only perched Waterfordians appeared to be the three reporters covering the game [...]

The Deise’s Time To Hang Tough

Keeping the faith: Deise senior football manager Tom McGlinchey.
National Football League Division Four Waterford v Carlow The full-time whistle had just sounded at O’Moore Park. The wind was howling on a damp night in Portlaoise and Waterford’s senior footballers had just emptied the tank against Laois. Yet despite a terrific all-round effort, the Deisemen made for home that night without a point, a result [...]