Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Déise come within agonising whisker

Clare’s Peter Duggan closes down Waterford’s Tadhg de Búrca during Sunday’s Munster SHC Round 1 fixture at Walsh Park. 							| Photos: Noel Browne
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Waterford 0-22 Clare 1-20 Clare left Walsh Park with a brace of points from this Munster Championship opener despite a superb late Waterford rally which so nearly made it a perfect day on home turf.Before a 11,012-strong attendance, under blue skies and in a carnival atmosphere, Waterford’s unyielding determination hauled them back into [...]

PIPPED AT THE POST

Austin Gleeson reacts to his stunning stoppage time point which left Waterford with a fighting chance in the closing stages of last Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship opener against Clare at Walsh Park. The Deisemen travel to Semple Stadium on Sunday next to take on Tipperary.  | Photos: Noel Browne
Splendid hurling occasion lacked the perfect outcome Brian Flannery at Walsh Park Well that was almost a perfect Sunday. The return of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship to Waterford brought the crowds back to Walsh Park and it was a wonderful occasion.Having the sun shine is a key ingredient to any Irish outdoor event and the Keane’s [...]

THE EIGHT YEAR ITCH

Noel Connors, who is about to enter his 11th Championship campaign as a senior hurler.  							| Photo: Noel Browne
Déise captain Noel Connors on changing inter-county times Waterford senior hurling captain Noel Connors is relishing the prospect of home Munster Championship action in the wake of a best forgotten 2018 and a National League campaign which took the Déisemen all the way to Croke Park. Speaking during the recent launch of the GAA World Games, [...]

Old Boro prevail despite Ryan treble

Gavin Crotty rifled over a stoppage time winner for Dungarvan in their SHC opener against Tallow at Fraher Field.									| Photo: Sean Byrne
Senior Hurling Championship Group A Dungarvan 0-22 Tallow 3-12 Thomas Ryan hit 3-6 for Tallow in the opening game of a double header player at Fraher Field on Sunday last. However, the inter-county star still ended up on the losing side thanks to Gavin Crotty’s winning point for Dungarvan in the third minute of additional time. Crotty’s late [...]

Sion tops in City battle

Mount Sion's PJ Fanning tussles with Roanmore's Emmet O'Toole during their Group B SHC clash at Walsh Park. 							| Photos: Maurice Hennebry
Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Group B Mount Sion 3-17 Roanmore 0-13 Brian Flannery at Walsh Park Mount Sion got their 2019 Senior Hurling Championship campaign off to the perfect start with a 13-point victory over city rivals Roanmore at Walsh Park last Saturday.Two second half goals from former county minor Evan McGrath proved crucial in propelling the Monastery [...]

Déise no match for confident Limerick

Waterford players stand on the Croke Park sod following Limerick’s National Hurling League Final victory at Croke Park on Sunday last. 					| Photos: Noel Browne
National Hurling League Final Waterford 0-19 Limerick 1-24 Brian Flannery at Croke Park All-Ireland champions Limerick added the Allianz National Hurling League title on Sunday last to the Championship crown they won last August. The Treaty side were good value for their eight-point victory in a game where they never trailed in front of an official attendance of [...]

MUCH DONE, MORE TO DO

Powerful Limerick too strong for Waterford in NHL decider There can’t have been too many quibbles from Déise supporters on the spin home from Croker on Sunday. In adding the League title to their Liam MacCarthy success, Limerick demonstrated the sort of lean and hungry look to their game that was, for so long, the [...]

Fanning’s delight as Croker awaits

Paraic Fanning celebrates Waterford's progression to the National Hurling League Final.  	| Photos: Noel Browne
A delighted Paraic Fanning saluted his victorious Waterford side, who superbly weathered the loss of Mikey Kearney to press on for a deserved National Hurling League Semi-Final win on Sunday last. Reflecting on his side’s second win over the Tribesmen in three weeks, the Waterford manager described his side’s progression to a national decider as [...]

THE RIGHT STUFF

Waterford’s Jamie Barron flicks the ball over the head of Galway’s Aidan Harte during last Sunday's National Hurling League Semi-Final at Nowlan Park. See Sport 2-7 for more.  | Photo: Noel Browne
Waterford show mettle to advance to League Final How good was that? A victory engineered through collective character and unflinching will saw Waterford get the better of Galway for the second time in three weeks. At the turn of 2018, we’d have bitten off any hand making such an offer in the wake of last [...]

Fanning keen to push boundaries

A focused Paraic Fanning during Saturday’s National Hurling League Quarter-Final at Walsh Park.  									| Photos: Noel Browne
Déise manager thrilled by Waterford’s 14-point win Paraic Fanning ought to be delighted with how his initial months in the Waterford job have fared. Indeed, it’s been as encouraging an opening trio of months as any Déise senior boss has enjoyed over the past 20 years. As noted last week, the body language of players and [...]