Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Deise Maintain Push For Instant 1A Return

Waterford’s Shane Bennett tries to control the sliothar under pressure from Offaly’s David King.                                                                                                                        | Photos: Noel Browne
Waterford hurlers promotion bid remains firmly on course after a seven-point victory over a disappointing Offaly side at O’Connor Park Tullamore. For all bar the opening quarter, Waterford completely dominated this game and only wayward shooting prevented the visitors from putting the Faithful County to the sword. Both sides showed a [...]

Students Deliver A Masterclass

UL's John McGrath and WIT's Austin Gleeson tussle for possession in the Limerick rain. 								| Photos: Noel Browne
This year’s college competitions have not gone without controversy. Not for the first time there has been accusations of impropriety with teams being disqualified for playing illegal players and then reinstated on appeal and then naturally you have the appeal on the appeal. I would have thought that all these clever [...]

WIT Dig Deep To Draw

WIT's Pauric O’Mahony and David McInerney contest the high ball.     | Photos: Noel Browne
Ever the comeback men, Waterford IT simply don’t know when they are beaten, and once more Colm Bonnar’s men produced a magnificent display to ensure a replayed Fitzgibbon Cup Final after an epic with UL in Limerick on Saturday night. This game brought [...]

DEISE ‘UNLAOIS’ A MAJOR TALLY

Pauric Mahony, arguably in the form of his life, leaves Laois captain Matthew Whelan trailing in his wake at Fraher Field on Saturday last.		| Photos: Sean Byrne
An 18-point victory, three welcome goals, seven different scorers in addition to the eight who registered in Limerick the previous Saturday, several excellent performances and two welcome points. Waterford have warmed well to life in Division 1B of the National Hurling League. Holding a three-point advantage at [...]

Pluck Of The Draw

Waterford's Michael Walsh steers clear of Limerick's Dan Morrissey.
National Hurling League Division 1B Limerick 2-16 Waterford 0-22 Brian Flannery at the Gaelic Grounds. An injury time point from substitute Paudie Prendergast earned Waterford a well merited draw and precious away League point against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening last. Attractions elsewhere kept the attendance to a meagre 2,500 for this Valentine’s night special. [...]

Leading From The Front

Kevin Moran charges forward during the Waterford Crystal Cup meeting with Limerick IT.  								| Photos: Noel Browne
Deise skipper Kevin Moran relishing his new challenge The call to the captaincy wasn’t one Kevin Moran was expecting. But when the question was put to him by Deise boss Derek McGrath to lead his county in League and Championship action this year, the De La Salle man didn’t need to be asked twice. “It [...]

Edges blunted off Cornerstone men

Shoulder to shoulder: the hurlers of Cappoquin prior to Sunday's All-Ireland Semi-Final. 								| Photos: Sean Byrne
Cappoquin’s All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling title aspirations ran aground at a blustery Cusack Park in Mullingar last Sunday when they proved second best against Antrim’s O’Donovan Rossa. The Waterford and Munster champions were odds on favourites pre-game but as Ballysaggart and Mount Sion previously found out to their cost, Antrim sides are difficult opponents. By game’s end [...]

MacDara Flummoxed After Crushing Defeat

With Waterford manager Peter Queally not in a talking mindset after so crushing a reversal, it was left to selector MacDara Mac Donncha to field the most immediate post-match question: where did it all go wrong?

Déise Dig Deep Again

Waterford captain Shane Ryan celebrates his dramatic last minute goal which ensured a Munster Minor Hurling Final replay.
For the second year running Waterford and Limerick must meet gain to decide the destination of this year’s Munster Minor Hurling title after an exhilarating draw at Páirc Uí Chaoimh before an attendance of 36,075 on Sunday last.

Captain Ryan Proud of the Deise’s Resolve

Waterford’s Conor Prunty beats Clare’s Michael O’Shea to the ball.
Waterford captain Shane Ryan saluted the resolve of a team conditioned on victory after a sensational finish to last Wednesday’s Munster MHC semi-final.