Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Pluck Of The Draw

Waterford's Michael Walsh steers clear of Limerick's Dan Morrissey.
National Hurling League Division 1B Limerick 2-16 Waterford 0-22 Brian Flannery at the Gaelic Grounds. An injury time point from substitute Paudie Prendergast earned Waterford a well merited draw and precious away League point against Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds on Saturday evening last. Attractions elsewhere kept the attendance to a meagre 2,500 for this Valentine’s night special. [...]

Leading From The Front

Kevin Moran charges forward during the Waterford Crystal Cup meeting with Limerick IT.  								| Photos: Noel Browne
Deise skipper Kevin Moran relishing his new challenge The call to the captaincy wasn’t one Kevin Moran was expecting. But when the question was put to him by Deise boss Derek McGrath to lead his county in League and Championship action this year, the De La Salle man didn’t need to be asked twice. “It [...]

Edges blunted off Cornerstone men

Shoulder to shoulder: the hurlers of Cappoquin prior to Sunday's All-Ireland Semi-Final. 								| Photos: Sean Byrne
Cappoquin’s All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling title aspirations ran aground at a blustery Cusack Park in Mullingar last Sunday when they proved second best against Antrim’s O’Donovan Rossa. The Waterford and Munster champions were odds on favourites pre-game but as Ballysaggart and Mount Sion previously found out to their cost, Antrim sides are difficult opponents. By game’s end [...]

MacDara Flummoxed After Crushing Defeat

With Waterford manager Peter Queally not in a talking mindset after so crushing a reversal, it was left to selector MacDara Mac Donncha to field the most immediate post-match question: where did it all go wrong?

Déise Dig Deep Again

Waterford captain Shane Ryan celebrates his dramatic last minute goal which ensured a Munster Minor Hurling Final replay.
For the second year running Waterford and Limerick must meet gain to decide the destination of this year’s Munster Minor Hurling title after an exhilarating draw at Páirc Uí Chaoimh before an attendance of 36,075 on Sunday last.

Captain Ryan Proud of the Deise’s Resolve

Waterford’s Conor Prunty beats Clare’s Michael O’Shea to the ball.
Waterford captain Shane Ryan saluted the resolve of a team conditioned on victory after a sensational finish to last Wednesday’s Munster MHC semi-final.

‘Banks’ Magic from Billy

Waterford players rush to congratulate goalkeeper Billy Nolan after his sensational injury-time save in Fraher Field in last Wednesday’s Munster MHC semi-final.
With echoes of Gordon Banks’ World Cup wonder save resounding loudly among us ‘oldies’ present, a 15-year-old talent from Roanmore left hurling fans as agog in Dungarvan on Wednesday last as spectators were in Guadalajara 44 years ago.

Home Comfort for Waterford Hurlers

Waterford captain Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh is fouled by Laois’s Tom Delaney.
Footballers apart, that was a successful week for Waterford GAA with the senior and minor hurlers both recording good wins while the Ken McGrath All-Star Challenge was a tremendous success.

Time to End GAA Replays

Players at all levels would be best served if all GAA matches were played to a conclusion at the first time of asking.
The next bold step which the GAA must take is to, at the very least, introduce extra-time at the end of all drawn matches.

Deise Get the Job Done

Shane Walsh celebrates after scoring his second goal of the match.
Job done. Waterford ensured their 2014 Hurling Championship campaign progressed into July when overcoming a determined Laois unit on a sun-kissed Saturday evening at an increasingly well-appointed Walsh Park.