Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

In praise of The Brick

Pleased: Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald.
Dermot Keyes reports “Michael Walsh is Waterford’s best ever team player.” Some 14 years into his senior inter-county career, Michael Walsh is still producing five-star performances in white and blue. n Sunday last, over the course of 65 minutes, the man from Durrow produced arguably his greatest ever display for Waterford. His was a display full of sumptuous wristy hurling: [...]

RUTHLESS DEISE GO BACK TO BACK

The Deise panel pictured prior to Sunday’s NHL Semi-Final win over Limerick in Thurles. And how pleasing was it to see Stephen Bennett (standing, second from left) togged out?
National Hurling League Semi-Final Waterford 3-23 Limerick 1-18 Dermot Keyes at Semple Stadium Waterford made it back to back National Hurling League finals for the first time in their history after ruthlessly disassembling Limerick’s challenge in Thurles on Sunday last. A first half heavy on unforced errors and decidedly light on intensity saw the Shannonsiders take to the [...]

A DATE WITH HISTORY

Patrick Curran wheels away after netting Waterford's second goal in their National Hurling League semi-final win over Limerick at Semple Stadium. See Sport 2-5 for further coverage.       								| Photo: Noel Browne
Waterford within 70 minutes of retaining their League title Dermot Keyes at Semple Stadium Quiet satisfaction has been the order of the spring for Waterford’s hurlers. There’s been a welcome absence of fuss and fanfare about the way Derek McGrath’s team have gone about their business throughout this National Hurling League campaign. It’s a mark of the manager [...]

Déise chasing history as they face Treatymen

Maurice Shanahan was at his All-Star winning best at Wexford Park on Sunday week last.										| Photo: Noel Browne
National Hurling League Semi-Final (Waterford v Limerick, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 2pm) Brian Flannery reports Waterford will once again have their League title on the line when they travel to Thurles this Sunday to take on Limerick in the semi-final curtain raiser. The bookies have the reigning champions pinned as 8/13 favourites to progress to a second league decider in [...]

THE WINNING HABIT

Brian Flannery at Wexford Park Winning is a good habit. Winning close games needs experience and mental strength. Winning when playing below par is the stuff of champions. Coming away from Innovate Wexford Park with victory and a place in the Allianz National Hurling league semi-finals is very much a case of mission accomplished. However this performance [...]

Deise Prevail in War of Attrition

The Waterford panel huddled prior to Sunday’s NHL quarter-final win over Wexford.
National Hurling League Quarter Final Wexford 1-13 Waterford 0-17 Dermot Keyes at Wexford Park Free-taking, in essence, settled this edgy, compelling National Hurling League quarter-final, from which Waterford emerged victorious – but only just. he unerring accuracy of Maurice Shanahan was not, to the Deise’s relief, responded to in kind by a lionhearted Wexford who will be lamenting [...]

DEISE’S HEAVY METTLE

Waterford’s match winner Maurice Shanahan gets away from Wexford’s Diarmuid O’Keeffe during last Sunday's ding-dong NHL Quarter-Final at Walsh Park. See Sport 2-4 for further coverage.							 | Photo: Noel Browne
Waterford edge past rejuvenated Wexford to reach NHL’s last four Dermot Keyes at Wexford Park mix of satisfaction and relief was etched across Derek McGrath’s face as he reflected on his team’s last-minute, one-point win over a ravenous Wexford following last Sunday’s National Hurling League Quarter-Final. “I’m just really delighted to be in a semi-final” was [...]

Wexford edge out Waterford in thriller

Heartbreak for Waterford’s Beth Carton at the final whistle as the Wexford players celebrate their one point win at Carriganore last Saturday.					| Photo: Noel Browne
All Ireland Minor A Camogie Championship Waterford 3-7 Wexford 3-9 aterford’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Minor A Camogie Championship suffered a setback as Wexford inflicted a second defeat at a breezy Carriganore on Saturday. The hosts led by five points at one stage but second half goals by Shauna Kelly and Aoife Guiney swung [...]

Deise negotiate siege of Derry!

Lorraine Bray led the scoring charts for Waterford in Owenbeg on Sunday last.  				| Photo: Noel Browne
National Camogie League Division One Derry 2-9 Waterford 3-12 Waterford made the long journey north to face Derry on Sunday in the final round of Irish Daily Star League and came away with an historic first win in the senior grade. n a windswept Owenbeg, Waterford delivered their most complete 60 minutes performance of the year so [...]

Waterford a league above neighbours

Austin Gleeson making a great catch under pressure from Wexford’s Ian Byrne.
National Hurling League Quarter-Final (Wexford v Waterford, Wexford Park, Sunday, 3.30pm) Brian Flannery reports League champions Waterford put their title on the line when they travel to Innovate Wexford Park this Sunday (3.30pm) to take on the home side in this Quarter-Final tie. Waterford are overwhelming favourites after impressive victories against Kilkenny, Cork and Tipperary while also securing a [...]