Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Prendergast and Hurney win Senior Player awards

Waterford GAA Hurler of the Year Seamus Prendergast receives his award from Waterford County Board Chairman Tom Cunningham.
Inter-county stalwarts Seamus Prendergast and Gary Hurney were named as Waterford GAA’s Senior Players of the Year at the annual awards dinner held in Lawlor’s Hotel, Dungarvan on Saturday last. Prendergast, who led the Deise’s attack in his 14th season of League and Championship action in 2013, also spearheaded Ardmore to success in the County Intermediate [...]

Ballysaggart march into provincial final

Ballysaggart                              1-12 Knockshegowna (Tipperary)      1-05 Waterford junior hurling champions Ballysaggart had it all their own way for most of this Munster club semi-final against Tipperary representatives Knocksegowna before winning in the end by seven points. Played in front of an attendance of 768 at Fraher Field on Sunday last the West Waterford side had a much more comfortable [...]

Grounds for concern again about stadium development

The news that the Munster Council had rejected a request from Waterford to have Walsh Park host Munster Championship Senior games, while disappointing, was not altogether unexpected. I expect that old chestnut ‘Health and Safety’ which can be used to justify most such decisions if you look at an issue long enough, is bound to feature [...]

The Greatest Of Our Time

Sixteen Championship seasons. Thirty-four goals. One hundred and ninety-five points. Five All-Ireland senior hurling titles. Nine All-Stars. Universal acclaim from those who know their hurling. DJ Carey is, as his autobiography co-author Martin Breheny states, a bona fide candidate for the mantle ‘greatest hurler of all time’. To have seen the Gowran man in full-flight is a [...]

Willie Maher relishing his new Deise challenge

Willie Maher eases into a seat in the lobby of The Granville Hotel for his first Munster Express interview as a member of Waterford’s new senior hurling management team. Ireland’s Hotel of the Year is awash with customers and Christmas shoppers, and is also playing host to a low-key get-together for the Deise’s new ‘men on [...]

Passage pipped at the post after a magnificent contest

The curtain may have finally fallen on Passage’s historic season at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday last, but they exited the Munster Club Championships with their heads held high in defeat to Limerick’s Na Piarsaigh. Despite finding the net three times, the Waterford champions were undone by the point-scoring quality of a Na Piarsaigh side that’s [...]

McGrath intent on striking the right balance

Derek McGrath proved frank and compelling throughout his first Munster Express interview as Waterford senior hurling manager.
New Deise boss conscious of the bigger picture Part Two: “Tasty Championship draw, Derek”, said I when discussing next summer’s provincial showdown which could, in theory, see Waterford face both All-Ireland finalists in successive rounds. A wry grim broke across the new Deise manager’s face when the prospect of playing both hurling heavyweights entered our discussion. “The night [...]

Derek McGrath takes charge of the Deise

New Waterford senior hurling manager Derek McGrath, pictured at De La Salle College less than 24 hours after his appointment by the Port Láirge County Board.
“We’d our wedding photos taken in here,” mused Derek McGrath at De La Salle College as he was ’snapped’ during his first Munster Express interview as Waterford senior hurling manager last Thursday afternoon. The limelight isn’t something which falls easily upon the DLS teacher and [...]

John Mullane: bringing it all back home

It starts with the club and it ends with the club. Ask any hurler and footballer, irrespective of the medals and individual awards acquired during the course of an inter-county career, and to man they’ll sing from that one and same hymn sheet. Giving something back to the club where he honed his formidable hurling talent [...]

Deliverance for the Barony

Wow. Now that was one hell of a finish. The sort of one you’d dearly love your own team  to pull off when the time, when the moment, when posterity demands it. The stuff that  dreams are made of, and legends are built upon. Peter Queally’s Passage secured their first Waterford Senior Hurling [...]