Archive for the ‘GAA Football’ Category

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 [...]

Deise Show Mettle While Laois Prevail

Deise senior manager Tom McGlinchey.
National Football League Division Four Laois 0-18 Waterford 1-11 The best 35 minutes produced under Tom McGlinchey’s watch on away turf saw Waterford trail Laois by a single point as the sides went in for some welcome respite from the Saturday night chill in Portlaoise. But a dominant second half display, which included a run of six successive [...]

Deise Promotion Hopes are Dented

Clashmore’s Aidan Trihy produced another dynamic performance at wing-back for the Deisemen.
National Football League Division Four Waterford 0-10 Antrim 2-12 It’s a misfortunate that the Division Four schedule threw up Antrim and Laois in successive weekends for Waterford. This mirrors last year’s campaign when successive weekends produced back to back outings against Westmeath and Wexford, when two defeats ended the Deise’s hopes of escaping the stickiest grade of senior inter-county [...]

Pluck of the Draw

Deise skipper Paul Whyte led by example in Aughrim last Sunday.
The fourth of four additional minutes at the rebranded Joule Park in a gusty Aughrim. Wicklow’s Gearóid Murphy stood over a free earned by the talismanic Seanie Furlong after an audacious piece of fielding by the homesters’ captain had drawn the set piece. Directly in front of goal, with time virtually up, those manning the official [...]

DLS College Taste U-15 Football Glory

De La Salle College captured the Under-15 (Gaelic Football) Eamonn Martin Cup in style against Ennistymon of Clare in Lattin, County Tipperary on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-5. De La Salle led from the off and were very unlucky when an early James Aylward goal was controversially disallowed as it was deemed to be a [...]