Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Kilmac crown a stunning year

Kilmacthomas's players, mentors and supporters celebrating their win over Dungarvan in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior B Hurling Championship Final replay in Fraher Field on Saturday last. | Photos: Sean Byrne//Deise Sport
County Junior ‘B’ Hurling Final Replay Kilmacthomas 1-10 Dungarvan 1-05 Kilmacthomas brought a great of achievement to the perfect end on Saturday afternoon last at Fraher Field when they added the Junior B Hurling title to the County Intermediate Football Final and two Eastern titles already on their sideboard. Were it not for Ballygunner’s long-awaited Munster Senior Hurling [...]

Abbeyside Bring Tony Mansfield Cup Back Home

Abbeyside players celebrate following their win over De La Salle in last Saturday’s County Under-21 ‘A’ at Fraher Field. 								| Photos: Maurice Hennebry
County Under-21 Hurling Final 2018 Abbeyside 3-13 De La Salle 1-12 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Reports It was entirely fitting that in the last-ever County Under-21 Final was claimed by the men of Abbeyside. Firstly, the trophy is named after the Village’s great stalwart, Tony Mansfield, who passed away in 2013 and, secondly given that they won the inaugural [...]

Four Star DLS Surge to Title

Ballygunner's Darragh Hogan about to collect under pressure from De Le Salle's Evan Whelan.
Eastern Under-21 Hurling Final 2018 De La Salle 1-16 Ballygunner 1-14 Brian Flannery Reports De La Salle staged a remarkable comeback to win a record fourth East Waterford Under-21 hurling title in a row when outscoring Ballygunner by two points at Walsh Park.The eventual winners trailed by five points at half -time and with just 10 minutes to play were [...]

Gunners Reach Another Final

Ballygunner's Mark Mullally gets away from Mount Sion's Evan McGrath
Eastern Under-21 Hurling Semi-Final @@@kicker Ballygunner 0-19 Mount Sion 1-09 Brian Flannery Reports Ballygunner qualified for the East Waterford Under-21 Hurling Final after a comfortable seven-point victory over fellow city side Mount Sion on Wednesday last. Played at the excellent St Mollerans grounds in Carrickbeg under lights, the cold and wet November’s night made good hurling difficult for both sides. Ballygunner stamped [...]

Kilmac Dig Deep to Claim East Double

Kilmacthomas celebrate their Eastern Junior 'B' Hurling title success over De La Salle at the WIT Arena on Saturday last.		| Photos: Jim O'Sullivan
John J Murphy East Junior ‘B’ Hurling Final Kilmacthomas 2-13 De La Salle 2-10 Less than a week after a massive defeat in the Munster Intermediate Football Championship, Kilmacthomas showed what stuff they were made of to see off holders De La Salle in last Saturday’s Eastern Junior ‘B’ Hurling Final at the WIT Arena. With the majority [...]

Goal Hero “Sokky” hits the Final Spot

Ballygunner’s Stephen O’Keeffe rifles home his 27th minute penalty, by which time the tide of this Final had firmly turned in the Déisemen’s favour. 			| Photos: Noel Browne
It’s a hen’s tooth phenomenon: to send a hurling goalkeeper the wrong way with a penalty, yet that’s precisely what Ballygunner’s Stephen O’Keeffe did on Sunday, turning the tide of this Munster Final in so doing.“I had my mind made up during the week if one came in terms of where I was going to [...]

Top Gunns

The joint captains of Ballygunner, Shane O’Sullivan and Stephen O’Keeffe raise the AIB Munster Club Championship trophy after it was presented to them by Munster Council Chairman, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, following their victory over Na Piarsaigh in Semple Stadium on Sunday last. 	| Photo: Noel Browne
Ballygunner end 17-year wait to conquer Munster A golden hue washed over the North Tipperary skyline as the Ballygunner players made for the showers on a glorious Sunday afternoon, with the Munster Championship trophy at long last regained. Meanwhile, under a blue November sky. the Black & Red clad support was in no great [...]

A Final Record That Needs Improvement

Ballygunner have lost eight of their nine previous Munster Senior Club Hurling Final appearances.  									| Photo: Noel Browne
On Sunday next at Semple Stadium, a Waterford club will contest the Munster Senior Club Hurling Final for the 22 time since the competition was first played back in 1964.Despite contesting nearly half of the finals played in the competition since it was first played, Waterford’s overall record doesn’t make for pretty reading, with only [...]

Gunners Can Make the Leap

Ballygunner, captained by Shane O’Sullivan and managed by Fergal Hartley, will seek to make historical amends when they face holders Na Piarsaigh in Sunday’s Munster Club decider.	| Photos: Noel Browne
Déise challengers bid to end Na Piarsaigh’s Munster Club Championship dominance “I’m not saying that an individual shouldn’t spend any time reflecting on failure. It’s obviously important to learn from mistakes. But there’s a difference between learning from failure and wallowing in it.” - Dr Bob Rotella (How Champions Think) Shane O’Sullivan was 14 years of [...]

Hartley’s Pride as Gunners Prevail

Ballygunner manager Fergal Hartley sinks to the ground as Wayne Hutchinson comes rushes to congratulate him at the final whistle of an extraordinary contest.
Ballygunner manager Fergal Hartley went ‘West Wing’ following his post-match interview on TG4, opting for a ‘walk and talk’ with the print media, en route to the Walsh Park tunnel while digesting an extraordinary afternoon’s hurling. “A win like that has nothing to do with systems, it has nothing to do with tactics,” he began, [...]