Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Gunners double up

Ballygunner celebrate their MHC Replay victory over Cois Bhride at Walsh Park on Sunday last.
Ballygunner are Waterford’s Minor Hurling champions yet again, after they overcame the stubborn resistance of a plucky Cois Bhride side in Sunday’s replayed staged at Walsh Park. For large parts of the drawn game, Cois Bhride looked like the better team and they came into last Sunday’s replay carrying the mantle of favourites. Ballygunner, on the other [...]

Carton hat-trick floors Ferrybank

Waterford Camogie Board’s Ita Murphy presents the Waterford Junior Camogie Cup to De La Salle captain Eimear Walsh following their victory over Ferrybank at Walsh Park.
De La Salle battled their way to a first county junior title as Beth Carton’s second half treble shook off an organised Ferrybank outfit at Walsh Park on Saturday last. The game started out as a low scoring struggle until Carton blew it wide open. Salle held a slender 0-3 to 0-2 lead before the 17-year- [...]

Kill GAA club mourns loss of Mick Kirwan

It is with sadness that we record the sad death of Mick Kirwan at his residence in Carrigeen, Kill on Saturday, October 10th. Few could have foreseen the distinguished senior club football career Mick would go on to enjoy during his school days attending Master Dan O’Brien’s football academy. But Mick was to become a member of [...]

Portlaw end a decade-long wait

Portlaw, captained by Frank Galvin, celebrate their JJ Kavanagh & Sons Ltd IHC victory over Modeligo at Walsh Park on Sunday last
After a 10-year wait, including more than a little heartache along the way, the blue and gold of Portlaw has been restored to Senior Hurling Championship status following Sunday’s nerve-shredding victory over Modeligo at Walsh Park. That it won’t be recalled as one of the all-time great tussles down Keane’s Road mattered not a jot to [...]

An ode to the county final season

Ballygunner’s JJ Hutchinson and Conor Power pictured at the final whistle at Walsh Park.
This is County Final season, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, as Keats tells us. Over the last few weeks I have watched a plethora of County Finals from Under-14 to Senior. Over the last two Saturdays, Bord na nÓg have ran a schedule of Under-14 and U-16 hurling finals at Walsh Park. Roanmore took [...]

Proud managers & differing emotions

Ballygunner goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe had an early scare when a deep ball came off his finger tips and just went wide.
Ballygunner boss Denis Walsh didn’t have it all his own way on the GAA front last weekend, as he explained in the wake of his side’s SHC title victory at Walsh Park on Sunday last. “I’m also been coaching St Catherine’s in the camogie in Cork yesterday and Milford beat us and they beat us well [...]

Dunhill Annex Junior ‘B’ Crown

Dunhill: Waterford Junior 'B' Hurling Champions 2015.
Dunhill are County Junior ‘B’ Hurling champions after a facile 13-point victory over Brickey Rangers. Played as a curtain raiser to the County SHC Final on Sunday last, the East Waterford champions had their way with their western opponents. Dunhill with a strong central spine, from Paul Doyle at full-back to the accurate John Walsh at [...]

Red & Black go Back to Back

Ballygunner captain David O'Sullivan holds aloft the Waterford SHC trophy after the presentation by County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan at Walsh Park on Sunday last.
And so it was that a 14th senior hurling title was secured by Ballygunner at Walsh Park last Sunday, a win which saw them finally overtake Erin’s Own to solely occupy second position in the all-time honours list behind Mount Sion. A sixth title this century, their ninth since 1995 and only the second time they’ve [...]

Top Gunners

Ballygunner's Eddie Hayden, JJ Hutchinson and Ian Kenny celebrate their club's 14th SHC title success following victory at Fraher Field. See Sport 2-5 for more coverage from Sunday’s Walsh Park showpiece
Relying too heavily on emotion is a gauntlet most teams do their utmost to avoid running. Yet trying to keep feelings in check amidst enormous upheaval is not always easy: just ask anyone from Ballygunner in the wake of Paul Foley’s loss. For this has been no ordinary time in the history of the McGinn Park-based [...]

Gunners will take nothing for granted

Tallow's Aidan 'Ringo' Kearney brings a wealth of inter-county experience to his club performances, as do James Murray, Paul O'Brien and Thomas Ryan
Tallow couldn’t be happier heading into this Senior Championship Final. Their younger guns will be buoyed by their Minor Final draw in Cois Bhride colours last Saturday, and will draw huge confidence from taking on a Ballygunner side in such a fixture and proving their worth. And they’ll also draw solace from their previous Championship encounter [...]