Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Deise can take the next step

Waterford’s Jake Dillon about to dispossess Tipperary’s Shane McGrath during the counties' dramatic NHL semi-fi nal at Nowlan Park
strong>Brian Flannery Reports It’s really great that common sense has prevailed and we head to Semple Stadium for Sunday’s Munster Final. There really is no disadvantage in playing in Thurles and as the saying goes if you can’t hurl in Semple, you can’t hurl. Waterford are no strangers to the famed venue with two major victories there already [...]

An Occasion that retains its Lustre

Colin Dunford wheels away in delight after rifling in the Deise's vital League semifinal goal against the Premier.
Are you better off losing the Munster final? Either way, the final is irrelevant now. It’s okay for a developing team but none of the counties in Munster – bar perhaps Waterford – are in a developmental phase.” - Donal O’Grady, The Irish Examiner, May 23rd When you come from a county with 52 Munster [...]

the Championship throw-in awaits for confident Waterford

Big hopes: Waterford will hope to build on their Division Two win
strong>All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship (Waterford v Antrim, Walsh Park, Saturday, 2.30pm) Waterford will look to make a positive start in the Intermediate Camogie Championship when then open their campaign against Antrim this Saturday afternoon at Walsh Park. Having annexed the Division Two League title all of nine weeks ago, Waterford have had a long lay-off and manager [...]

Deise Skipper delighted with Park Hotel Award

award winner: Waterford senior hurling captain Kevin Moran has led the front this season
delighted Kevin Moran recently picked up his fourth Park Hotel monthly award in Dungarvan, fresh from Waterford’s League and Championship double success over great Munster rivals Cork. Speaking to WLRfm’s ‘Big Match’ commentator Kieran O’Connor, the De La Salle clubman, who was in fine form during his side’s badly needed SHC win over Ballygunner on [...]

All-Ireland Camogie Glory for Gailltír

Gailltír secured a first All-Ireland Camogie title at ‘A’ level for a Waterford side on Saturday last with a 5-7 to 4-5 win against Thomastown in Semple Stadium after extra-time in a pulsating encounter. With the alterations to the structure of the Féile competition in 2014, Gailltír travelled to Tipperary to take part in the Regional [...]

Under-21s are up and running

Brian Flannery Reports While watching the opening round of this year’s Under-21 Munster Hurling Championship in Pairc Ui Rinn last Wednesday, thoughts of those young adults involved in the tragedy at Berkeley proved foremost on my mind. There was no official minute’s silence for the six students who lost their lives that night (while it was observed [...]

Deise Clear First Hurdle

Cork 1-11 Waterford 1-21 A maiden victory in Cork at Under-21 level on Wednesday last also secured Waterford a first Munster Hurling Championship victory at this grade since 2009, as Derek Lyons’s men cleared their first hurdle of the summer. The first of many, one hopes. Shane [...]

An Itch Well Scratched

Job done, and with not one but two monkeys off the Waterford Under-21 hurlers’ backs: a first win at this grade in six years and a first ever victory away in Cork at this level. Not to be sniffed at. Not one little bit. “A one-point win was going to be enough for us here tonight,” [...]

Looking Like the Real Deal

Band of brothers: selector Fintan O’Connor rallies the troops prior to Waterford’s Munster semi-final win over Cork
aterford’s performance graph to date this year is, let’s face it, probably even better than Derek McGrath would, at least privately, admit to. Even the most optimistic Deise hurling fan, six months ago, wouldn’t have thought, just shy of midsummer, than the men in white and blue would, by now, be League champions, Munster finalists and [...]

Q and A with Tony Browne

Ambitious: Waterford Under-21 Hurling selector Tony Browne.
ermot Keyes (DK): The pros and cons of having so many players from this grade involved with the senior panel has been discussed quite a bit over the past few months, but it appears to be a developing trend that more and more Under-21s are part of senior panels, so is it a case of [...]