Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Ecstasy & Agony

Waterford's Tommy Ryan gives Tipperary's Joe O'Dwyer the slip during Sunday's pulsating Munster Senior Hurling Championship clash in Limerick. See inside for report, reaction and analysis.									| Photo: Maurice Hennebry
Controversial goal denies Waterford a massive win Full-time at Waterford’s adopted home ground beneath Gallows Hill. The atmosphere is as hot as the June air and an outbreak of anarchy reigns, admittedly for no more than a few seconds, as match stewards dash to circle referee Alan Kelly akin to angsty US Secret Service [...]

Debatable Call Helps Dunhill Over the Line

Ballyduff's Jack Lyons steers away from Dunhill's Eamonn Murphy
Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship Dunhill 2-17 Ballyduff 0-22 A superlative display by Dunhill’s Shane Casey, in addition to a contentiously awarded 22nd minute Darryl Swift point, ultimately proved the difference between these neighbours at a sun-kissed Kill on Saturday evening last. On a thickly sodded pitch, Dunhill and Ballyduff produced a terrific hour’s hurling, a game whose competitiveness [...]

Own Storm to Victory

Erins Own's Seamus O Fionnacha on a solo run against De La Salle's Ryan Duke during their Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship match in Walsh Park on Saturday last. 									| Photos: Sean Byrne
Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship Group Two Erins Own 1-17 De La Salle 1-13 Brian Flannery Reports A storming finish from Erins Own secured a valuable victory for the Poleberry based-club over fellow city side De La Salle in the first round of the East Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship played at Walsh Park on Saturday afternoon last. Erins Own, who looked [...]

Gunners in Cruise Control

JJ Hutchinson landed two points for Ballygunner in their IHC win over St Saviours at Walsh Park. 									| Photo: Noel Browne
Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship Group Two Ballygunner 5-15 St Saviours 1-09 Brian Flannery Reports Ballygunner had little difficulty in their opening game of the East Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship and was much too good for understrength St Saviours side. The Ballygunner second string side have an embarrassment of riches with multiple Senior, Under-21 and minor winning players from recent years in [...]

O’ Brien Goal Seals Win for Ferrybank

A fortuitous goal by Mark O’Brien (pictured in National Hurling League action against Tipperary) ultimately proved the difference between Ferrybank and Portlaw in their Intermediate Championship opener at Walsh Park on Saturday last.					| Photo: Noel Browne
Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship Group One Ferrybank 1-15 Portlaw 0-17 Brian Flannery Reports A fortuitous goal from county panellist Mark O’Brien ultimately proved the difference between the sides in the opening game of the East Waterford Intermediate hurling championship and handed Ferrybank the perfect start to their season. Both teams having endured a difficult 2017 with Portlaw being relegated from senior ranks [...]

Deise Push Cork All the Way

The Waterford panel pictured prior to the action on Saturday last.
Munster Senior Camogie Championship Waterford 0-11 Cork 1-12 Thomas Keane Reports Eight members of the Cork side which dethroned Kilkenny in last September’s All-Ireland Final started for the Rebelettes in their Championship opener at glorious Modeligo on Saturday afternoon last, where they were pushed all the way by Waterford. Waterford had every [...]

Champs March On As Expected

The underfoot conditions at Fraher Field on Sunday night had to be seen - and walked upon - to be believed.
Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Group A Ballygunner 0-27 An Rinn 1-08 Tony Ryan Reports Champions Ballygunner, showed little sign of easing off in the motivation stakes when they put in a very workmanlike performance in defeating An Rinn in a Fraher Field mud bath last Sunday evening.A very low gate of under €500 was collected at the [...]

New Look Sion Pip City Rivals at the Post

Roanmore’s Emmett O’Toole kicks the ball into the Mount Sion net late in the first half.
Brian Flannery Reports Mount Sion 2-12 Roanmore 1-14 A new-look Mount Sion struck late to record a valuable opening round victory in the Senior Hurling Championship over city rivals Roanmore at Walsh Park on Saturday last. A point from substitute Daniel Murphy at the end of normal time appeared to have secured the victory for the paler shade of [...]

Gunners Favourites to Regain Their Title

The Gunners saw off De La Salle by 2-18 to 0-16 in last year's Senior Final at Walsh Park.
Brian Flannery Reports The new-look County Senior Championship gets its first try out this weekend with April due to see two rounds of hurling and two rounds of football completed. Three groups of four should see the eventual champions raise the cup after six games rather than the eight games under the previous two groups of six, [...]

McGrath’s Last League Stand

Down but by no means out: Waterford senior hurling manager Derek McGrath.  								| Photo: Noel Browne
National Hurling League Division 1A So Waterford’s next manager will begin life in Division 1B of the National Hurling League, the second time that the Deisemen have fallen through the 1A trap door on Derek McGrath’s watch. “I feel strangely contradictory,” the Waterford manager admitted in the wake of Sunday’s defeat at a bitterly cold Páirc [...]