Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Goals see De la Salle advance to U-21 decider

Brian Flannery Reports De La Salle are through to the East Waterford Under-21 ‘A’ Hurling Final following an eight point victory over Passage. Played at Dunhill on an unseasonably mild December Sunday afternoon where the adage about goals winning games was very much in evidence. Luke Flynn netted in the opening half with further goals from Eddie Meaney [...]

Shane Bennett taking a break form Senior Panel

Taking a break: Waterford and Ballysaggart's Shane Bennett. 	| Photo: Noel Browne
Twenty-one-year-old Shane Bennett is taking what’s been described as an extended break from the Waterford senior hurling panel, manager Derek McGrath has disclosed. The Ballysaggart clubman, who was a starter in each of Waterford’s Championship matches, may well be back before the end of the National League, according to the Deise boss. “He’s been on the road [...]

“It’s the only show in town”

Field of Redevelopment Dreams: Walsh Park's upgrade is the top priority for Waterford's County Board. 								| Photos: Noel Browne
County Board Chairman determined to see Walsh Park revamp delivered The long-awaited redevelopment of Walsh Park into a 21st Century, 18,000-capacity venue represents ‘the only show in town’ according to the Chairman of Waterford GAA’s County Board. Speaking to The Munster Express, Paddy Joe Ryan said he’s hopeful that the Board will get planning permission for the [...]

TQS Integration announced as new Waterford GAA sponsors

Maire Quilty Corporate Managing Director of TQS with Waterford hurling team manager Derek McGrath and, from left, Jamie Barron, Shane Fives, Maurice Shanahan, Dan Shanahan, Michael Curry and Conor Murray at the Waterford GAA new sponsorship launch at TQS Integration Systems in Lismore, Waterford.
At a special function in Lismore on Friday last, TQS Integration announced its new sponsorship of Waterford GAA county teams. The sponsorship covers all Waterford county hurling and football teams from under 14 to Senior in both codes and will be performance bonus related. The new county jersey along with all leisure wear including track [...]

Hogan on fire as Gunners advance

Peter Hogan struck an incredible 4-1 as Ballygunner crushed Clonea Power.  									| Photo: Noel Browne
Brian Flannery reports Ballygunner asserted their Under-21 Championship credentials with a thumping 19 point victory over Clonea in the East Waterford semi-final at Dunhill on Sunday last. A sparkling performance from Peter Hogan who contributed 4-1 from play was the highlight of this game as the Gunners are now short priced favourites to add the Under-21 crown [...]

Elated Mollerans take Junior honours

Brian Flannery reports It may not have been the blue riband event of the hurling calendar but St Mollerans and Brickey Rangers contributed to a highly entertaining County Junior C Hurling final at Dunhill on Saturday last. In the end second half goals from Mikey Dowley and Jerome O’Shea was the difference and ensured the cup was [...]

Pearse-ing Defeat: Ballygunner succumb to history makers in Thurles

Conor Sheahan’s disappointment could hardly be more evident moments after the full-time whistle at Semple Stadium following Ballygunner’s Munster Final defeat to Na Piarsaigh. See Sport 2-5 for more. 							| Photo: Noel Browne
Defeat is always a bitter pill to swallow. A Munster club title and by extension a shot at a Croke Park appearance at Saint Patrick’s Day is the ‘holy grail’ for every club player but remains just out of reach for this Ballygunner side. The scene post referee Rory McGann’s final whistle was one of enormous [...]

Gunning for Glory

Ballygunner’s Brian O’Sullivan taking on Na Piarsaigh’s Mike Foley in the 2015 Munster Club Final. The Gunners have had to plan without their injured talisman for Sunday’s rematch.  | Photo: Noel Browne
When reviewing the Munster Senior Club Hurling roll of honour, Ballygunner’s sole title, claimed in 2001, sticks out like a beacon. All of the Gunners’ 16 Waterford senior titles have been won during the Munster club era, with Cork’s Glen Rovers the inagural winners back in 1964. But from those 16 sorties, there remains just the [...]

Gunners’ True Grit

Ballygunner manager Fergal Hartley embraces his full-forward at the final whistle.
Deise champions mount stunning recovery to reach Munster Final Dermot Keyes reports A penchant for the dramatic is not the preferred quality teams set out to identify themselves by, but for the third time in four outings, the hurlers of Ballygunner demonstrated how much of the right stuff they possess. They’ll need every ounce at their disposal to [...]

“Hutchy” Relishing Glory with Gunners

Wayne Hutchinson celebrates Ballygunner's SHC win with brother JJ at Walsh Park.
allygunner’s players embraced on the Walsh Park sod following Sunday’s full-time whistle with the enthusiasm of a team that hadn’t lifted the News & Star Cup for decades. Their reaction to victory spoke volumes for their drive, their hunger and their application, as they negotiated their way past De La Salle by eight points for the [...]