Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

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 [...]

Carton on fire as Deise Girls Keep Championship Alive

Waterford’s Kaiesha Tobin scoring her goal in the first half.
All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship Waterford       2-11 Limerick          0-15 Waterford held onto record a vital two point victory over Limerick in round three of the All-Ireland senior camogie championship.Having lost their opening two games to Galway and Kilkenny this was a must win encounter for Waterford and the Déise girls didn’t disappoint.Not for the first time De La [...]

Grounds For Discussion…

After all the printed and broadcasted words regarding a ground a great many us have enormous affection for, the planning application for the redevelopment of Walsh Park has been lodged by the Waterford County Board. In the site notice which was erected on June 28th, the Board proposes the following works: * The demolition of all on-site [...]

Clonea Powered to Victory with Late Goal

Easrtern Intermediate Hurling Championship Clonea 3-14 Ferrybank 2-15 Brian Flannery Reports An injury time goal from former county minor Billy Power snatched a late victory for Clonea to maintain their unbeaten run the East Waterford Intermediate hurling championship.Played on an arid like pitch at Walsh Park on Saturday last it was Ferrybank who looked the likely winners when they hit [...]

Sion Pipped for Qualification Despite Victory

Mount Sion's Martin F O'Neill goes high against Lismore's Shane Heaphy.
Senior Hurling Championship Group 3 Mount Sion 4-17 Lismore 2-15 Brian Flannery at Fraher Field Mount Sion had eight points to spare over Lismore in the final round of the senior hurling group phase at Fraher Field on Sunday evening last. Despite this victory and a record of two wins from three games the honours laden city side missed [...]

Passage Survive Penalty Drama

Senior Hurling Championship Group 3 Passage 1-11 Roanmore 0-13 A superb injury-time penalty save by goalkeeper Eddie Lynch saw Passage earn a Senior Championship Quarter-Final berth at the expense of Mount Sion, while Roanmore were left to settle for a seeded slot in the play-offs. On the driest Walsh Park sod in more than four decades, [...]

Derek McGrath’s Departing Statement

Tonight (June 18th) I have informed the Waterford County Board of my decision to step aside as manager of the Waterford Senior Hurling team. The relinquishing of my position comes after five thoroughly enjoyable years working with the most committed, dedicated, honest and genuine players to represent our county. First and foremost, I wish to thank [...]

Silver Linings Playbook

McGrath: Early summer exit could benefit next Deise boss Waterford’s early Hurling Championship exit may serve to benefit the plans of the county’s next senior manager in 2019, with several players having made for foreign shores following the Deise’s elimination at the first hurdle. That’s the view of outgoing manager Derek McGrath, whose five-year term drew [...]

Curtain Closes on Season to Forget

Tommy Ryan was outstanding on Sunday last, tallying 1-3 from play.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Waterford 1-20 Cork 1-23 Brian Flannery at Semple Stadium Waterford’s miserable senior hurling season drew to a close with a three-point defeat to Munster Final- bound Cork at Semple Stadium on Sunday last. Of course, Waterford’s fate in this year’s Championship was already sealed with earlier defeats to Limerick and Clare, with nothing but pride [...]