Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Hurling Championship Proposals are revealed

Munster Championship Hurling could be back in Walsh Park in 2018 for the first time since 1996 under proposals published by the GAA last week under a new three-year trial. The new proposals would see the Munster and Leinster Championships played off on a round robin basis with five counties competing in both competitions. Central Council is [...]

Q&A with Dan Shanahan

Tension between Waterford and Cork is likely to go up a few notches from last March's National League meeting at Walsh Park.				| Photos: Maurice Hennebry
ermot Keyes (DK): How well do you feel the training camp at Fota went, Dan? Dan Shanahan (DS): “Pretty good, Dermot. It’s important that we do camps like this in terms of bonding and getting the lads together. It’s something we did in previous years and I have to say it went really well for us.” [...]


Waterford will not be over-confident in facing Cork. But they more than possess the werewithal to advance to another Munster Final.				| Photo: Maurice Hennebry
By Brian Flannery he truncated nature of the inter-county season means it’s 11 weeks since Waterford exited the League up in Salthill when an experimental XV fell at the Quarter-Final stage to eventual winners Galway. Since then our senior hurlers have completed a couple of official challenge games against Limerick and Offaly and with further ‘behind closed [...]


Waterford will look to Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh for more of his customary leadership when they take on Cork in this Sunday’s Munster SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium. See Sport 2-5 for more.							| Photo: Maurice Hennebry
em>“As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, never great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm. Somewhere and somehow, exceptional people find a way to bring that enthusiasm to what they do, and they find it every day.” Dr Bob Rotella (How Champions Think) Between Cork’s All-Ireland victories in 1986 and 1990, only the momentous 1987 Munster Final [...]

Lismore bring the Denny home

Lismore enjoy their moment of glory at Walsh Park on Saturday last. Inset: Chairperson of Waterford County Camogie Board, Ita Murphy, presenting the Senior League Denny Buckley Memorial Cup to Lismore captain Nicola Morrissey.		| Photos: Noel Browne
n a wet and miserable Saturday afternoon last at Walsh Park, Lismore travelled in numbers to play Gailltir in what was to be extremely difficult conditions for the girls. There were a few setbacks from original line up with Ciara Jackman of Gailltir having to pull out at short notice. Ever the all-rounder, Emma Roche stepped up [...]


Band of brothers: It was a proud evening for Ballysaggart’s Shane, Stephen and Kieran Bennett.
ess than 24 hours before Cork blew the Munster Championship wide open with a sensational performance against All-Ireland holders Tipperary, Waterford enjoyed a 13-point win over Kevin Ryan’s Offaly at Ballysaggart’s Páirc Mochuda. Waterford’s smallest GAA club, which hosted Uachtarán CLG Aogán Ó Fearghail on Saturday last, now boasts one of the best playing surfaces in [...]

Deise’s Liam Dream

The 2016 Munster and All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Championship-winning panel, pictured with management and the backroom team at the Park Hotel on Sunday last.
Sean Power challenges Under-21 champions to go to the next level Sean Power has called on the players he has managed to All-Ireland Hurling glory at Minor and Under-21 levels to complete the set and end the county’s long wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup. Speaking to MC Kieran O’Connor at last Sunday night’s Victory [...]

Kilrossanty storm to Junior ‘B’ crown

Kilrossanty and Tommy Prendergast ended 2016 with some welcome silverware.
County Junior ‘B’ Hurling Final Replay Kilrossanty 1-20 Mount Sion 0-07 Rarely has a replayed final been so different from the drawn game with Kilrossanty completely outplaying Mount Sion here to capture the county junior hurling B title at Fraher Field on Friday night last under lights. The margin of 16 points gives an accurate indication of the gulf [...]


The Under-21 All-Ireland Hurling title victory, coupled with the Senior team's lengthy League and Championship campaigns, made for an eventful 2016. See inside for further pre-Convention coverage and a report on the East Waterford GAA Convention | Photo: Noel Browne
Deise’s hurling fortunes rise as County Board finances improve Achieving a surplus of €51,000 following a year in which expenditure rose by €193,000 is among the more notable figures recorded in this year’s Waterford GAA Convention Report. Ahead of Thursday night’s County Convention in Lawlor’s Hotel, delegates will no doubt be pleased to learn that a [...]

Mooncoin Mount Leinster!

Leinster Junior Hurling Championship Final Mooncoin 1-16 Rathoath (Meath) 0-12 Mooncoin’s magnificent 2016 got the icing on the cake at Nowlan Park on Saturday last, when the green and white, managed by Joe Murphy, saw off a determined Rathoath to land the Leinster Junior Hurling crown. Rounding off the club’s 130th anniversary in great style, Mooncoin [...]