Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

TIME TO STAND UP AND FIGHT

Munster Senior Hurling Championship(Waterford v Limerick, Walsh Park, Sunday, 2pm) Brian Flannery Reports Waterford hosts their second home Munster Championship game this Sunday with the visit of All-Ireland holders Limerick.The stakes couldn’t be higher for both sides that have yet to register a victory between them in this years’ title race. Waterford lost their opening game by [...]

Déise near exit after Tipperary trimming

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett goes highest in claiming possession above Tipperary’s Padraic Maher.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 Tipperary 2-30 Waterford 0-18 Brian Flannery at Semple Stadium Waterford’s Championship credentials suffered irreparable damage following an 18-point defeat to Tipperary at Semple Stadium on Sunday last.Having lost their opening game to Clare just seven days ago this second successive defeat accompanied with a considerable negative score difference sees Waterford on [...]

TIPPING POINT

Noel Connors capturing the mood of every Déise hurling fan following last Sunday’s Munster SHC defeat to Tipperary at Semple Stadium. See Sport 2-7 for more. 	| Photo: Noel Browne
Déise’s 14 men undone by high scoring Premier The crows swooped and scavenged around the Ryan Stand amidst the post-match detritus on a calm Sunday afternoon in hurling’s greatest cathedral. Two weekends into the 2019 Championship, it looks like it’s going to take something very, very special on Waterford’s behalf if they’re to stave off [...]

Déise come within agonising whisker

Clare’s Peter Duggan closes down Waterford’s Tadhg de Búrca during Sunday’s Munster SHC Round 1 fixture at Walsh Park. 							| Photos: Noel Browne
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Waterford 0-22 Clare 1-20 Clare left Walsh Park with a brace of points from this Munster Championship opener despite a superb late Waterford rally which so nearly made it a perfect day on home turf.Before a 11,012-strong attendance, under blue skies and in a carnival atmosphere, Waterford’s unyielding determination hauled them back into [...]

PIPPED AT THE POST

Austin Gleeson reacts to his stunning stoppage time point which left Waterford with a fighting chance in the closing stages of last Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship opener against Clare at Walsh Park. The Deisemen travel to Semple Stadium on Sunday next to take on Tipperary.  | Photos: Noel Browne
Splendid hurling occasion lacked the perfect outcome Brian Flannery at Walsh Park Well that was almost a perfect Sunday. The return of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship to Waterford brought the crowds back to Walsh Park and it was a wonderful occasion.Having the sun shine is a key ingredient to any Irish outdoor event and the Keane’s [...]

THE EIGHT YEAR ITCH

Noel Connors, who is about to enter his 11th Championship campaign as a senior hurler.  							| Photo: Noel Browne
Déise captain Noel Connors on changing inter-county times Waterford senior hurling captain Noel Connors is relishing the prospect of home Munster Championship action in the wake of a best forgotten 2018 and a National League campaign which took the Déisemen all the way to Croke Park. Speaking during the recent launch of the GAA World Games, [...]

Old Boro prevail despite Ryan treble

Gavin Crotty rifled over a stoppage time winner for Dungarvan in their SHC opener against Tallow at Fraher Field.									| Photo: Sean Byrne
Senior Hurling Championship Group A Dungarvan 0-22 Tallow 3-12 Thomas Ryan hit 3-6 for Tallow in the opening game of a double header player at Fraher Field on Sunday last. However, the inter-county star still ended up on the losing side thanks to Gavin Crotty’s winning point for Dungarvan in the third minute of additional time. Crotty’s late [...]

Sion tops in City battle

Mount Sion's PJ Fanning tussles with Roanmore's Emmet O'Toole during their Group B SHC clash at Walsh Park. 							| Photos: Maurice Hennebry
Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Group B Mount Sion 3-17 Roanmore 0-13 Brian Flannery at Walsh Park Mount Sion got their 2019 Senior Hurling Championship campaign off to the perfect start with a 13-point victory over city rivals Roanmore at Walsh Park last Saturday.Two second half goals from former county minor Evan McGrath proved crucial in propelling the Monastery [...]

Déise no match for confident Limerick

Waterford players stand on the Croke Park sod following Limerick’s National Hurling League Final victory at Croke Park on Sunday last. 					| Photos: Noel Browne
National Hurling League Final Waterford 0-19 Limerick 1-24 Brian Flannery at Croke Park All-Ireland champions Limerick added the Allianz National Hurling League title on Sunday last to the Championship crown they won last August. The Treaty side were good value for their eight-point victory in a game where they never trailed in front of an official attendance of [...]

MUCH DONE, MORE TO DO

Powerful Limerick too strong for Waterford in NHL decider There can’t have been too many quibbles from Déise supporters on the spin home from Croker on Sunday. In adding the League title to their Liam MacCarthy success, Limerick demonstrated the sort of lean and hungry look to their game that was, for so long, the [...]