Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category


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 [...]

Resurgent Lismore claim Munster crown

Manager Dave Barry can reflect on an outstanding year at the Lismore helm
Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Final Lismore 2-14 Kilmoyley (Kerry) 0-13 Brian Flannery in Mallow Lismore are the new Munster Intermediate hurling champions after a seven-point victory over the Kerry senior champions Kilmoyley at Mallow on Saturday last. Having been relegated just 13 months ago, Lismore have shown great resilience by not only winning the Waterford Intermediate title and regaining [...]

All-Ireland U 21 Hurling Champions visit St Declan’s Community College

Megan Kelly, Robbie Flynn, DJ Foran, Kate Foley, William Hahessy and Megan Raher at St Declan's Community College on their recent visit with the U 21 All Ireland Hurling Cup.
On Friday 21st October, D.J Foran, Robbie Flynn and William Hahessy brought the All Ireland Hurling Under 21 Cup to St. Declan’s Community College. It was a great opportunity for the school to acknowledge this fantastic achievement. Two of the panel, D.J and Robbie, are past pupils of the school, so it was fitting [...]

WSP Camogie Female Coaching Programme

Camogie Association
In 2005, following research by the ESRI, Sport Ireland launched its “Women in Sport Initiative” to increase participation of women in sport. This report stated one in five women met the National Physical Activity Guidelines. Results from the Irish Sports Monitor for 2013 show that almost one in three women met the National Physical Activity [...]

Lismore gunning for further gap year glory

Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Final (Lismore v Kilmoyley [Kerry], Mallow) Supporters of relegated Saint Saviour’s Football Club should draw some solace from Lismore’s year in senior hurling exile. The season spent at the Intermediate grade has rejuvenated the black and gold, and with Western and County Championships already on the sideboard, the prospect of a Munster crown [...]

Gunners Cruise to Title Glory

Ballygunner 4-20 Passage 1-12 A devastating second half showing assured Ballygunner of a third successive Waterford Senior Hurling Championship at Walsh Park on Sunday last, on an afternoon when they simply had too much for neighbours Passage. In front of a 3,811-strong attendance (with a gate in excess of €25,000), and inspired by another outstanding display by the [...]

Top Gunners Again

Champions again: Ballygunner captain Brian O' Sullivan and JJ Hutchinson celebrate their victory
Ballygunner claim third successive Senior title as trip to Tipp beckons In the end it was pretty much as expected. Raging hot favourites Ballygunner recorded a third successive Waterford Senior Hurling title victory with a whopping 17-point winning margin over neighbours Passage. The final 10 minutes of Sunday’s contest saw the ‘Gunners outscore their opponents by [...]

Deise Denied

Deise skipper Kevin Moran went so close with this solo effort on goal in the second half of a stunning All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final at Croke Park
Waterford 0-24 Kilkenny 1-21 With a mere two minutes remaining to play Waterford led this All-Ireland semi-final by three points and were on the verge of a historic first Championship victory over the reigning champions since 1959. Kilkenny, despite being outplayed for the majority of the game, roused themselves sufficiently to hit an equalising goal in the 69th [...]

Deise get the job done

No bells and whistles. No fireworks, unlike what we’ll be treated to on The Quay this Sunday night. But did that really matter? Bottom line: a win’s a win and that’s all that counts from a Waterford perspective, who now face the mightiest obstacle of all if they’re to advance to an All-Ireland Final. Kilkenny, the sturdiest [...]