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All-Ireland Senior Hurling 2019

Brian Flannery Reports So there you go Tipperary is the 2019 All-Ireland senior hurling champions. It is worth remembering that twelve months ago Tipperary failed to win a single game from four championship outings. What a difference a year makes!The return of Liam Sheedy as manager appears to have been the catalyst for a coming [...]

First round knock-out Previews

Mount Sion’s Martin F O’Neill with the sliothar against Fourmilewater’s Seamus Lawlor in the last of the group games at Fraher Field.  Photo: Séan Byrne
Thomas Keane previews the first round knock-out games in the County Senior Hurling Championship Roanmore v Ballyduff Upper (Fraher Field, Saturday, 6pm) This opening game in the first round of knockout games in the Senior Hurling Championship see two sides from opposite ends of the county clash in the first of three games to be played in [...]

Waterford ease into All-Ireland final

The Waterford team who reached the All-Ireland U16 ‘B’ Camogie Championship final.
All-Ireland u16 ‘B’ Camogie Semi-Final Waterford 3-17 Carlow 1-05 Waterford will face Limerick in the U16 All-Ireland camogie championship final on August 25th following their facile win over Carlow in the semi-final at Freshford on Sunday. Waterford, who topped their group by winning all their games in the round-robin series of the championship, proved much too strong for [...]

Return of the Old Guard

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher and Wexford’s Rory O’Connor battle it out in the All-Ireland semi-final on July 28th
Brian Flannery Reports This Sunday sees old foes Kilkenny and Tipperary once again competing for the All-Ireland hurling title at Croke Park. While this years’ finalists have won more Liam McCarthy titles between them than the combined total of all other counties; it is nonetheless somewhat of a surprise that we see a return to the [...]

Galway dig deep to deny Déise

Waterford’s Annie Fitzgerald tries to avoid the clutches of Galway’s Shauna Healy.
All Ireland Senior Camogie Quarter Final Galway 2-16 Waterford 2-8 Waterford suffered heartbreak for the second year in a row at the quarter-final stages of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship as they went under to a strong Galway side in the second of two games played at Thurles on Saturday evening last.Galway went into the game as warm [...]

De La Salle cruise to quarter-finals

Ballyduff's Shane Hannon controls the sliothar ahead of De La Salle's Cormac McCann .
County Senior Hurling Championship De La Salle 3-25 Ballyduff Upper 0-13 Brian Flannery Reports City side De La Salle cruised into the quarter-finals of the Waterford senior hurling championship with a facile 21point victory over a hapless Ballyduff Upper side.The gulf in standard between the two sides was enormous with Ballyduff Upper now having lost 17 of their last [...]

Gunners tested by improving Tallow

Pauric Mahony hit 11 points of Ballygunner’s total of 2-19
County Senior Hurling Championship Ballygunner 2-19 Tallow 1-17 Tony Ryan Reports This wasn’t an unsporting game by any means at Fraher Field last Sunday evening but county champions Ballygunner finished up with 13 players and Tallow with 14. More interesting than this was the performance Tallow put up against the champions, their best against the Gunners in [...]

Jackman’s endless pursuit of optimal performance

Trish Jackman was back to her best in midfield for Waterford against Clare at Walsh Park a couple on Saturday week last Photo: Noel Browne
Daragh Ó Conchúir Reports Franky Mulloy, a biomechanics lecturer at University of Lincoln School of Sport and Exercise Science, probably wasn’t far wrong when he tweeted that the opening presentation of the College Research Showcase was most likely, “the first academic presentation ever to open with a Camogie stick in hand”. Making the presentation was Dr Trish [...]

Waterford 2025

Brian Flannery Reports A few weeks ago at Croke Park, Laois won the Joe McDonagh Cup. This is essentially the inter-county hurling competition for the ‘weaker’ counties or at least for some of them. Laois beat Westmeath in the final having topped a group of teams that also included Antrim, Kerry and Offaly.The Joe McDonagh final [...]

Dogged Déise advance to knock-out stages

Referee Liz Dempsey pictured with Waterford captain, Niamh Rockett and Clare captain, Laura McMahon.
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Waterford 2-10 Clare 0-12 Waterford reached the knockout stages of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for the second year in a row after they recorded a four points win over Clare at Walsh Park on Saturday. Clashes between these two sides have proven to be tightly contested affairs and this one was no different.A goal [...]