Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

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 [...]

Wretched summer of hurling ends in heavy defeat

. Waterford’s Billy Power gets past Tipperary’s Paddy Cahill
Munster U-20 Hurling Championship Tipperary 3-23 Waterford 0-10 Brian Flannery Reports Waterford’s miserable season in hurling concluded with a 22 point shellacking to Tipperary in the U20 Munster semi-final at Thurles on Tuesday night last.Manager Steven Gough in a pre-game interview had outlined his difficulties in preparing Waterford’s U20 panel for this game with club fixtures and both [...]

Dominant display by classy Déise

All-Ireland Camogie Championship Waterford 5-9 Meath 0-11 Waterford are within touching distance of reaching the knockout stages of the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for the second year in a row after they recorded a comprehensive win over Meath at Pairc Tailteann on Sunday afternoon last.Donal O’Rourke’s sides’ ability to hit the back of the net proved to [...]

Impressive Waterford off to a flyer

Waterford’s U16’s who easily defeated Derry in Newbridge
U16B All-Ireland Camogie Championship Waterford 6-16 Derry 1-06 Waterford’s U16’s got their All-Ireland campaign off to a flying start when they easily accounted for Derry in Newbridge on Sunday.From the moment Alannh O’Sullivan put the first point over the bar in the first minute, Waterford were in control and good value for this easy win. Ellen Boylan, [...]


Roanmore's Shane Mackey gets in his stroke against Fourmilewater's Craig Guiry
COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP Roanmore 1-18 Fourmilewater 2-9 Tony Ryan Reports Having viewed this very capable display by Roanmore against Fourmilewater at a freezing Fraher Field last Saturday evening, the mind boggles as to how they went under to Mt. Sion by 3-17 to 0-13 in their first round game.On this performance Roanmore looked as if they would [...]


De La Salle’s Eddie Barrett is the meat in this Passage sandwich.
COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP De La Salle 2-15 Passage 1-12 Brian Flannery Reports De La Salle consolidated their position on top of Group C with an impressive six points victory over Passage in round two. The Gracedieu side had trailed by three points when Sam Flynn netted a second goal for De La Salle to level the [...]

Waterford and Tipp to meet again after match abandoned.

Referee Andrew Larkin pictured with Waterford captain, Niamh Rockett and Tipperary captain, Clodagh Quirke.
ALL-IRELAND SENIOR CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP- ROUND 1 Waterford and Tipperary must do battle again as Saturday’s All Ireland camogie opener was abandoned due to a serious neck injury to Tipp forward Nicole Walsh. It happened in the 57th minute but there was still eleven minutes to play according to the officials. Waterford led by four points at [...]

Siamsa Cois Laoi

Waterford’s Callum Lyons clears his lines as Cork’s Shane Kingston attempts to block.
Brian Flannery Reports Strolling along to Páirc Uí Chaoimh literally by the ‘Banks’ and having arrived early for the minor match I had the joy of listening to the great Christy Dignam of Aslan fame completing a sound check ‘Live at the Marquee’. I have similar fun memories of listening to Aslan live at both ‘Club [...]


Waterford’s Shane Bennett takes on the Cork defenders in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday last.  Photo: George Hatchell
Dismal summer ends without a win Brian Flannery at Pairc Uí Chaoimh The curtain came down on Waterford’s disappointing championship season with a thirteen point reversal to an impressive Cork team at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday night last. While a disappointing result this was a marked improvement in performance by Waterford from the twenty point [...]

Fanning left to ponder why Déise bombed out

Paraic Fanning patrolling the sideline during Sunday’s Munster SHC defeat to Limerick at Walsh Park. 									| Photos: Noel Browne
Paraic Fanning didn’t duck the post-match interview on Sunday last. For the record, Justin McCarthy chose such a path on more than one occasion in both victory and defeat during his time with Waterford. But like Derek McGrath, Davy Fitzgerald and Michael Ryan before him, the current Déise manager did not exclusively opt for the [...]