Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category


A mixture of joy and relief was palpable in the wake of Ballygunner's dramatic Munster Club Senior Hurling Semi-Final win over Ballyea at Walsh Park. See Sport 2-4 for further coverage.  	| Photo: Noel Browne
Gunners edge past Ballyea in a Munster Club classic Bewildered joy was palpable in the damp Walsh Park air on Sunday evening. A 51-score classic, featuring a host of outstanding displays from both teams, in addition to two ‘phases’ of extra-time (to avail of the GAA’s official lingo) had yielded Ballygunner their most memorable passage yet [...]

Mourneabbey too strong for Ballymac

The Ballymacarbry team that played Mourneabbey in the Munster Senior Ladies Club Final
Munster Senior Ladies Football Club Final Mourneabbey 1-16 Ballymacarbry 2-09 Cork side Mourneabbey produced a strong finish to clinch a fifth Munster Senior ‘A’ Ladies Football Final at Cahir on Saturday afternoon last over a Ballymacarbry side who produced a very solid performance.This game was held up for 45 minutes at the start of the game when corner back [...]

Gunners Survive Stern Test To Set Up Clash With Ballyhea

Ballygunner’s Conor Power scores his late match winning goal against Midleton at Walsh Park and then wheels away in celebration. 					| Photos: Noel Browne
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Ballygunner 1-18 Midleton 2-13 Brian Flannery Reports Waterford champions Ballygunner survived a stern examination from beaten Cork finalists Midleton to prevail by two points in this Munster Club Championship Quarter-Final at Walsh Park. Ballygunner were the hottest of favourites coming into Sunday’s game against a Midleton side that had lost the Cork County Final by [...]

An Rinn Swoop to Claim “C” Title

Dunhill's Gearoid Murphy tussles with An Rinn's Ciarán Tóibín. Photo by Sean Byrne
County Junior C Hurling Final ‘18 An Rinn 0-13 Dunhill 0-11 Tony Ryan Reports An Rinn maintained their recent improvement in form to claim the County Junior ‘C’ hurling final against pre match favourites Dunhill at the Fraher Field last Sunday morning. Dunhill’s Darragh Veale opened the scoring after just 18 seconds which was replied to by An Rinn’s [...]

Gunners Aim to Scratch Big Itch

Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Brian Flannery Reports Ballygunner begin their quest for a second Munster club title this Sunday versus beaten Cork finalists Midelton at Walsh Park (1.30pm). While the Gunners have dominated the senior championship in Waterford their quest for second Munster Club title is the pebble in the shoe that they can’t quite shake. Having [...]

Gailltír Seize title After Gripping Final

De La Salle’s Niamh Murphy in control as she wins possession.
County Intermediate Camogie Championship Final 2018 Gailltír 1-17 De La Salle 2-13 Brian Flannery at the WIT Arena Gailltír regained the Waterford Senior Camogie title in the wake of a pulsating one-point victory over De La Salle at the WIT Arena on Sunday last. A sparkling display from the Fitzgerald cousins Annie and Aoife who contributed [...]

Clonea Find the Power!

Clonea players celebrate as captain Robbie Flynn holds the Intermediate Hurling Championship trophy high following the presentation by County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan at Fraher Field on Sunday last. 								| Photos: Sean Byrne
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Final 2018 Clonea 2-13 Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 1-12 Thomas Keane at Fraher Field Clonea atoned for their disappointment of a year ago at the same stage as they came from behind to defeat Clashmore/Kinsalebeg in a well contested Intermediate Hurling Final at Fraher Field on Sunday last. Over the course of the hour in front [...]

Fergal Hartley Salutes “Best Ever” Gunners

Managers Fergal Hartley and Peter Queally exchange pleasantries following the full-time whistle at Fraher Field.						| Photos: Sean Byrne
Fergal Hartley let his guard down a little following Sunday’s full-time whistle. The Ballygunner manager, who naturally keeps his cards close to his chest in his pre-match dealings with the fourth estate, didn’t hold back when heaping praise on a team which deservedly lifted the News & Star Cup for the fifth successive season. “They’re incredible [...]

Gunners in the Groove

Ballygunner’s players savouring Senior Hurling Championship glory at Fraher Field following victory over Abbeyside on Sunday last. See inside for further coverage. 		| Photo: Sean Byrne
Ballygunner take fifth successive Senior title as thoughts turn to Munster glory Brian Flannery at Fraher Field So the ‘Drive for Five’ is consigned to history with title number 17 secured for Ballygunner thanks to an emphatic Senior Hurling Final win over Abbeyside at Fraher Field. However, the race for a second Munster club title [...]

Gunning for Glory

Fergal Hartley and his backroom team chewing the half-time fat during Ballygunner’s recent SHC Semi-Final win over Passage at Walsh Park. 				| Photos: Noel Browne
Fergal Hartley is focused and enthused by another title shot Complacency isn’t a word one will find in the Fergal Hartley index. Following five wins, 12 goals and 107 points en route to Sunday’s Senior Final, including two earth shattering dismissals of Ballyduff Lower and neighbours Passage, Ballygunner are undeniably as strong a favourite to [...]