Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Provisional 2019 National League Fixtures Released

Waterford and Galway will meet for the first time since the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Final when they clash in the National Hurling League at a Deise venue on the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd. 						| Photo:  Noel Browne
The proposed National League Fixtures issued to all County Boards early last week show that Waterford’s senior hurling team will have three home and two away fixtures next spring in Division 1B. Meanwhile the County Senior Footballers will have three home and four away fixtures in Division Four, including a trip across the Irish Sea to [...]

Dunhill Power Past Portlaw

Joy for Dunhill at the final whistle  following last Saturday's Eastern Intermediate Quarter Final at Kill. 		| Photos: Noel Browne
Eastern Intermediate Hurling Quarter-Final Dunhill 1-19 Portlaw 1-11 Unbeaten Dunhill demonstrated their Eastern Intermediate title winning credentials thanks to a strong second half showing at Kill on Saturday last. A Portlaw side, boosted by the return of the in-form DJ Foran, betrayed their early season form for the second successive weekend and took to the game to Dunhill [...]

De la Salle’s Five Star Show

De La Salle’s Eddie Meaney sets off on another attack.
Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final De La Salle 5-17 Mount Sion 1-16 Brian Flannery Reports De La Salle had 11 points to spare over neighbours Mount Sion in last Sunday afternoon’s Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final at Walsh Park. A purple patch midway through the second half where the Gracedieu side hit 2-2 without reply from the 40th to the 44th [...]

Gunners Maintain the Drive for five

Ballygunner’s Peter Hogan looking determined as he heads for goal under pressure from Roanmore’s Charlie Chester during Sunday’s SHC Quarter-Final at Walsh Park. 	| Photos: Noel Browne
Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Ballygunner 1-16 Roanmore 1-13 Brian Flannery at Walsh Park Champions and title favourites Ballygunner progressed to a Senior Hurling semi-final meeting with Passage having overcome a stern test from Roanmore at Walsh Park on Sunday last. Level at the break, Ballygunner upped the pace on resumption hand had established a comfortable looking eight-point advantage heading [...]

Limerick Seize the Day!

John Kiely guided Limerick to a magnificent win at Croke park last Sunday
So we have new hurling champions with Limerick very much seizing their opportunity and getting it done under immense pressure. When I saw that there was going to be eight minutes of injury time I couldn’t help thinking of the 1994 All-Ireland when Limerick were in a similar winning position, leading by five points with five [...]

Stroll in the Park for Dominant Clonea

Clonea's Michael Curry is tackled by St Saviours’ Keelan Cassidy during their Intermediate Hurling Championship match played in Walsh Park on Saturday last. 		| Photos: Maurice Hennebry
Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship Clonea 4-22 St Saviours 1-08 Brian Flannery Reports Clonea handed St Saviours a 23 point drubbing in the final round of the Group stages of this year’s Eastern Intermediate hurling championship. Played on a well-manicured Walsh Park surface on Saturday afternoon last the reigning champions was much too good for a disappointing St Saviours side. While the Ballybeg [...]

Sion Pushed All the Way

Martin F O'Neill and Donie Breathnach in an aerial tussle on Sunday last.
Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off Mount Sion 0-21 An Rinn 2-13 Mount Sion advanced to the Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals, but only after they were pushed hard by An Rinn in the opening game played at Fraher Field on Sunday afternoon. Last year’s Intermediate Champions were given little hope by most, but they produced a full-blooded display that [...]

Ol Boro Edge Thriller After Extra Time

Jack Prendergast and his Lismore team mates contributed to a full-blooded SHC Play-Off.
Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off Dungarvan 2-23 Lismore 2-20 (AET) Brian Flannery Reports Two goals in the second half of extra time were crucial in finally securing Dungarvan a place in the Quarter Finals of the Senior Hurling Championship at Fraher Field on Sunday last. Dungarvan went into this game missing a number of regulars with Kevin Daly [...]

A Magical Summer of Hurling

Clare's David McInerney pictured with Waterford’s Stephen Bennett at Cusack Park. The Banner have responded superbly to their provincial final defeat.
Brian Flannery Reports Those who questioned the wisdom of the revised All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship format may well require a rethink in the wake of a sensational summer of action, and a semi-final weekend we’ll never forget. Because make no mistake, this has been arguably the most exciting Championship ever (or at least in my [...]

Fenor Denied by Late Cunningham Free

Great fielding by De La Salle’s Kevin Hennessy over the head of Fenor’s Fergal Whelan.
Fenor 0-14 De La Salle 0-14 Brian Flannery Reports Fenor and De La Salle played out an exciting draw in round four of the East Waterford Intermediate hurling championship on Saturday night last at Walsh Park. An injury time point from Brian Cunningham earned the Gracedieu based side a draw and a share of the points. For all bar five [...]