Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Camogie Academy reaping benefits

Waterford's Under-14 and 16 County squads pictured in their new Academy jerseys at their last academy session hosted by WIT's Conor Phelan and Pauric Mahony.
The final day of the Waterford Camogie Academy took place in the WIT Sports Campus recently, with the U-14 and U-16 Squads were presented with their training jerseys following a skills session with inter-county hurlers Noel Connors and Pauric Mahony. Established in 2012 following promotion to the Intermediate ranks, the Academy saw the formation of a [...]

Third quarter blitz ends Gunners’ Dream

Ballygunner: 2015 Munster Club Senior Hurling Finalists.
Ballygunner’s quest for a second Munster Club Hurling title ran aground after a seven-point defeat to Limerick champions Na Piarsaigh in last Sunday’s final, played at a raw Semple Stadium. The Waterford champions were well placed for victory after a fine first half performance which had them leading by three points but Na Piarsaigh, not for [...]

2016 National Hurling and Football League Fixtures

Kevin Moran and Derek McGrath celebrate Waterford’s National league success in 2015. Waterford begin their 2016 campaign with at Walsh Park on February 14th against Kilkenny
Waterford have a tough opening to the 2016 Allianz Hurling Division 1A League as they are set to welcome All-Ireland Champions Kilkenny to Walsh Park on Saint Valentine’s Day. Derek McGrath’s team will play three home games in this year’s league. In addition to welcoming All-Ireland Champions Kilkenny to Walsh Park they will also have Dublin [...]

A missed opportunity

Sunday's defeat leaves Ballygunner on seven Munster Final reversals from eight appearances
So the door has closed shut on another hurling year for Ballygunner, with the only blot on the copybook worth noting being Sunday’s Munster Club Final defeat to Na Piarsaigh. And for Gunners veteran Shane O’Sullivan, he conceded that Sunday last’s showpiece represented a missed opportunity for the Waterford senior champions. “These days come around too often, [...]

Outgunned in Thurles

Brian O’Sullivan is consoled by his father, Tadhg following Ballygunner's Munster Senior Club Hurling Final defeat to Na Piarsaigh at Semple Stadium on Sunday
In the context of their superb second half display against Glen Rovers, Ballygunner were ‘Ballygunnered’ by a rampant Na Piarsaigh side who swept to their third Munster title in five years at an icy Semple Stadium on Sunday. Outscoring the Waterford champions by 1-14 to 1-4 in a dominant second half performance, the Limerick club suggested [...]

Historic double for WIT over Scottish Shinty sides

Both teams pose for a post-match snap at Carriganore.
The elements may not have been kind in Carriganore on Saturday, but history was created as Waterford IT’s Hurling and Camogie sides pulled off a historic double over their Scottish Student Sport Shinty counterparts. The Scottish teams were made up of players from a number of different universities and colleges, and annually travel to Ireland to [...]

Fenor Power into Provincial Decider

Fenor's work rate over the course of the hour, was outstanding, as this shot illustrates.
The hurlers of Fenor strode into the Munster Junior Hurling Final (where they’ll face Cork’s Dungourney on December 6th in Mallow) following a comprehensive nine-point victory over Ennistymon at Walsh Park on Saturday last. On a heavy surface which had benefitted from the strong winds which blew throughout Friday, Stephen Sullivan’s side made much the [...]

‘Forget the past – Sunday is all that matters’

Denis Walsh isn’t inclined to get too carried away about anything. It’s a great trait for a manager to possess. A volcano might be erupting internally if things aren’t going right on the field for his Ballygunner men, but you could never tell from his body language. You’d stand to lose a truckload of money across [...]

Gunning for Glory

Ian Kenny has formed part of a formidable Ballygunner defence which has stood tall throughout this momentous campaign. They'll need to do again in Sunday's Munster Club Final against Na Piarsaigh at Semple Stadium.
Should Ballygunner do what they’ve only done once previously and become Munster Senior Hurling Club champions on Sunday next in Semple Stadium when they take on Na Piarsaigh (2pm), they’ll certainly have succeeded the hard way. Without the retired Alan Kirwan, the transferred Wayne Hutchinson, the injured Pauric Mahony and his suspended brother Philip, sent off [...]

Fenor aim to extend their adventure

Might further celebrations beckon for the hurlers of Fenor?
Fenor will sample provincial club hurling for the first time as they represent Waterford in this years Munster Junior Club Championship at Walsh Park where they take on Clare side Ennistymon. Fenor have not have played a competitive game since they beat Saint Mary’s at the same venue over a month ago, but no stone will [...]