Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

O’ Brien Goal Seals Win for Ferrybank

A fortuitous goal by Mark O’Brien (pictured in National Hurling League action against Tipperary) ultimately proved the difference between Ferrybank and Portlaw in their Intermediate Championship opener at Walsh Park on Saturday last.					| Photo: Noel Browne
Eastern Intermediate Hurling Championship Group One Ferrybank 1-15 Portlaw 0-17 Brian Flannery Reports A fortuitous goal from county panellist Mark O’Brien ultimately proved the difference between the sides in the opening game of the East Waterford Intermediate hurling championship and handed Ferrybank the perfect start to their season. Both teams having endured a difficult 2017 with Portlaw being relegated from senior ranks [...]

Deise Push Cork All the Way

The Waterford panel pictured prior to the action on Saturday last.
Munster Senior Camogie Championship Waterford 0-11 Cork 1-12 Thomas Keane Reports Eight members of the Cork side which dethroned Kilkenny in last September’s All-Ireland Final started for the Rebelettes in their Championship opener at glorious Modeligo on Saturday afternoon last, where they were pushed all the way by Waterford. Waterford had every [...]

Champs March On As Expected

The underfoot conditions at Fraher Field on Sunday night had to be seen - and walked upon - to be believed.
Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Group A Ballygunner 0-27 An Rinn 1-08 Tony Ryan Reports Champions Ballygunner, showed little sign of easing off in the motivation stakes when they put in a very workmanlike performance in defeating An Rinn in a Fraher Field mud bath last Sunday evening.A very low gate of under €500 was collected at the [...]

New Look Sion Pip City Rivals at the Post

Roanmore’s Emmett O’Toole kicks the ball into the Mount Sion net late in the first half.
Brian Flannery Reports Mount Sion 2-12 Roanmore 1-14 A new-look Mount Sion struck late to record a valuable opening round victory in the Senior Hurling Championship over city rivals Roanmore at Walsh Park on Saturday last. A point from substitute Daniel Murphy at the end of normal time appeared to have secured the victory for the paler shade of [...]

Gunners Favourites to Regain Their Title

The Gunners saw off De La Salle by 2-18 to 0-16 in last year's Senior Final at Walsh Park.
Brian Flannery Reports The new-look County Senior Championship gets its first try out this weekend with April due to see two rounds of hurling and two rounds of football completed. Three groups of four should see the eventual champions raise the cup after six games rather than the eight games under the previous two groups of six, [...]

McGrath’s Last League Stand

Down but by no means out: Waterford senior hurling manager Derek McGrath.  								| Photo: Noel Browne
National Hurling League Division 1A So Waterford’s next manager will begin life in Division 1B of the National Hurling League, the second time that the Deisemen have fallen through the 1A trap door on Derek McGrath’s watch. “I feel strangely contradictory,” the Waterford manager admitted in the wake of Sunday’s defeat at a bitterly cold Páirc [...]

Rebels Send Deise Down

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett about to score another long range point for his side.
National Hurling League Division 1A Cork 0-21 Waterford 1-13 Brian Flannery at Páirc Uí Rinn Waterford’s hurlers were relegated to Division 1B of the National Hurling League following this five-point defeat to Cork at a bitterly cold Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday last. Manager Derek McGrath had to reshuffle his side before throw-in with Austin Gleeson (leg injury) and [...]

Deise Find Their Flow in Victory

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett is about to be hooked as he shoots at goal but the subsequent loose ball was pounced on by Patrick Curran who whipped the ball to the Clare net for his side’s only goal at Walsh Park on Sunday last.						| Photos: Noel Browne
Now that was more like it. On a surface which had held up remarkably well despite the recent snow drifts, Waterford ended their losing streak at Walsh Park, ensuring they didn’t leave the venue in its current guise on a low note. And while Sunday’s three-point win over a Clare side who’d already qualified for the [...]

Walsh Park revamp must be questioned

Thomas Keane Reports Over 80 years passed before the third and final secret of Fatima was revealed in the year 2000 and for some it must have felt like the same time span passed before we learned recently, courtesy of the Munster Council’s official website, that another great secret had been revealed. Since the draws for [...]

Deise Up & Running

Colin Dunford is tackled by Cork's Bill Cooper
Brian Flannery Reports National Hurling League Division 1A (Waterford v Clare, Walsh Park, Sunday, 2pm) There’s no doubt that victory against Cork is a major shot in the arm for Waterford and ought to boost confidence following three successive defeats to Wexford, Tipperary and Kilkenny in Division 1A. Certainly Waterford was more business-like and showed far greater [...]