Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

“We’re just sick of losing.” Austin Gleeson

Austin Gleeson was at Croke Park last week for the launch of the Healthcare Partnership between UPMC and GAA/GPA. The Waterford star welcomed the partnership and is confident it will be of huge benefit to the players. “UPMC coming on board is definitely a benefit for players especially with injuries have gone in the last [...]

Saints on the brink of Munster Glory

St Mary’s will be hoping for another big performance from Eoin Kearns
Munster Junior Club Hurling Final Saint Mary’s v Russell Rovers (Sunday, December 8, Mallow at 1pm) If finals are reserved for the best sides in a competition, then it is certainly true of this year’s Munster Junior Club Hurling Final between Waterford champions Saint Mary’s and Cork side Russell Rovers when they clash at Mallow on Sunday [...]

Ballysaggart come up just short

: Ballysaggart's Stephen Bennett controls the sliothar ahead of Fr. O'Neill's Billy Dunne
Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Final Fr. O’Neill’s 2-15 Ballysaggart 0-17 County Champions Ballysaggart had to settle for second best at Fraher Field on Sunday afternoon last as they went under to a strong Fr. O’Neill’s side. The East Cork team were coached up to this year by former Ballysaggart and Waterford Hurler Pat Bennett and they had Lismore [...]

Borris-Ileigh shock Gunners to win Munster title

Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony tries a long range shot early in the game under pressure from Borris-Ileigh’s Sean McCormack.
Ballygunner 1-11 Borris-Ileigh (Tipperary) 1-12 Brian Flannery Reports Tipperary champions Borris-Ileigh caused a major shock when they defeated reigning champions Ballygunner by a single point in the Munster club senior hurling final.Two late points from All-Ireland medal winner and current All-Star Brendan Maher was enough to see Borris-Ileigh earn their first title in thirty-three years. Ballygunner were the hottest [...]

Gunners ready for final showdown

Ballygunner players and mentors celebrate their sixth consecutive county senior hurling title. Photo: Noel Browne
Munster Senior Club Hurling Final For only the fourth time in the 55-year history of the Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship teams from Waterford and Tipperary meet in the final this coming Sunday when holders Ballygunner take on Borris-Ileigh. The Tipperary champions recently won their first county championship since 1986, and only a seventh in the club’s [...]

Gunners on track for two in a row

Ballygunner captain, Philip Mahony leads his team out against Limerick champion’s Patrickswell in Walsh Park.
Munster Club Senior Hurling Semi-Final Ballygunner 0-17 Patrickswell 0-09 Brian Flannery Reports Waterford and reigning Munster champions Ballygunner have qualified for their third successive Munster club hurling final after a comprehensive eight-points victory over Patrickswell at Walsh Park.The home side dominated this affair for all bar a ten-minute period before to the break to keep their two in [...]

‘Saggart Make It Through Munster Thriller

Ballysaggart's Ronan Walsh flicks the sliothar ahead of Causeway's Joseph Diggins during the AIB Munster Club Intermediate Hurling match in Fraher Field. Photo Sean Byrne
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Ballysaggart (Waterford) 2-14 Causeway (Kerry) 0-15 Jordan Norris Reports Any myths surrounding the standard of hurling in Kerry as well as intermediate level were quickly dispelled, as Ballysaggart and Causeway contested a classic at Fraher Field on Sunday. The Kerry champions, who had seen off the heavily fancied Lixnaw in the county final [...]

Hutchinson stars as Gunners march on

Ballygunner captain Philip Mahony leads his side out in Sixmilebridge.
Ballygunner 1-21 Sixmilebridge 0-12 Brian Flannery Reports Reigning Munster club champions Ballygunner handed their hosts Sixmilebridge a 12-point thumping in the opening round of this season’s campaign.A goal in first half injury time from former Brighton and Hove Albion soccer player Dessie Hutchinson and another sparkling display from Pauric Mahony helped guide Darragh O’Sullivan’s charges to victory in [...]

Erin’s Own earn replay with last-gasp goal

It’s anyone’s ball in this midfield tussle.
County Junior ‘B’ Hurling Final Erin’s Own 2-11 An Rinn 0-17 Noel Browne Reports Erin’s Own and An Rinn will replay their County (B) Junior Hurling final after the sides played out an exciting draw at Walsh Park on Sunday last. A Kevin O’Neill goal in the last of the three minutes of injury time gave Erin’s Own [...]

Q & A with Ballygunner hurler Dessie Hutchinson

Ballygunner hurler Dessie Hutchinson at the launch of the AIB club hurling and camogie championships. This is AIB’s 29th year sponsoring the AIB football and hurling club championships and the seventh year sponsoring the camogie club championship.
What’s your proudest day in sport? “Last weekend, the county final. It was unbelievable, something you’ve thought about for a long time. Especially when it was out of my hands to not be there (in the past due to playing soccer) and to see it and hear it and especially the way the game went. They [...]