Archive for the ‘GAA Hurling’ Category

Seeking Home Comfort

Derek McGrath and Davy Fitzgerald exchange pleasantries following the Deise’s All-Ireland Quarter-Final win over Wexford in Cork last July. See Sport 2 and 3 for more ahead of the teams’ NHL clash at Walsh Park on Sunday next.						| Photo: Noel Browne
Brian Flannery reports My oh my, doesn’t time just fly? This Sunday sees the return of the National Hurling League as Waterford host neighbours Wexford in Walsh Park at 2pm in Round One of Division 1A. But where Waterford currently sits in the hurling world is difficult to assess. Last September’s trip to Croke Park places Derek [...]

Three in a Row for Impressive DLS

John Mullane presents the J. J. Kavanagh & Sons Man of the Match Award to De La Salle's Eddie Meaney. Included are Paddy Joe Ryan, Chairman and Taylor Murray, PRO Waterford Co. GAA Board.
Brian Flannery Reports 2017 County Under-21 ‘A’ Hurling Final De La Salle 1-12 Abbeyside 1-8 De La Salle won their third U-21 ‘A’ county hurling title in a row when they had four points to spare over western champions Abbeyside at a damp and cold Dunhill on Sunday last. From the moment man-of-the-match Eddie Meaney hit the back of the [...]

Deise Power Out of the Blocks

New Deise camogie boss Donal O'Rourke.
National Camogie League Division One Group Two Waterford 1-12 Meath 0-6 Waterford enjoyed a comfortable start to their National League campaign at an overcast WIT Arena on Sunday, seeing off Meath by nine points. With successive away matches on the immediate agenda (Clare next Sunday and Kilkenny on February 4th), a winning start on home soil was [...]

Inflationary Matters: The cost of our teams

The spend on the Waterford Football team has increased by 36 perc cent over the last five years.
Brian Flannery Reports As we enter another New Year it is becoming increasingly obvious to me how dependant I’ve become on technology. Google this and google that, iPad and IPhone, twitter, online shopping, online banking, app this and app that. If something isn’t on google it obviously just doesn’t exist. It’s a bit like football, apparently [...]

A Quayside Bow for our Hurling Heroes

The atmosphere on The Quay that night prompted many to query what the arrival home will be like when the Deise finally end their wait for the Liam MacCarthy Cup!
Monday, September 4th 2017. Waterford’s Quay is heaving with humanity and emotion and one wonders what runs through the mind of those charged to speak at a homecoming for defeated All-Ireland Finalists. If what’s said inside the walls of the dressing room can prove trying and tear inducing, one can only imagine what it must be [...]

Goals see De la Salle advance to U-21 decider

Brian Flannery Reports De La Salle are through to the East Waterford Under-21 ‘A’ Hurling Final following an eight point victory over Passage. Played at Dunhill on an unseasonably mild December Sunday afternoon where the adage about goals winning games was very much in evidence. Luke Flynn netted in the opening half with further goals from Eddie Meaney [...]

Shane Bennett taking a break form Senior Panel

Taking a break: Waterford and Ballysaggart's Shane Bennett. 	| Photo: Noel Browne
Twenty-one-year-old Shane Bennett is taking what’s been described as an extended break from the Waterford senior hurling panel, manager Derek McGrath has disclosed. The Ballysaggart clubman, who was a starter in each of Waterford’s Championship matches, may well be back before the end of the National League, according to the Deise boss. “He’s been on the road [...]

“It’s the only show in town”

Field of Redevelopment Dreams: Walsh Park's upgrade is the top priority for Waterford's County Board. 								| Photos: Noel Browne
County Board Chairman determined to see Walsh Park revamp delivered The long-awaited redevelopment of Walsh Park into a 21st Century, 18,000-capacity venue represents ‘the only show in town’ according to the Chairman of Waterford GAA’s County Board. Speaking to The Munster Express, Paddy Joe Ryan said he’s hopeful that the Board will get planning permission for the [...]

TQS Integration announced as new Waterford GAA sponsors

Maire Quilty Corporate Managing Director of TQS with Waterford hurling team manager Derek McGrath and, from left, Jamie Barron, Shane Fives, Maurice Shanahan, Dan Shanahan, Michael Curry and Conor Murray at the Waterford GAA new sponsorship launch at TQS Integration Systems in Lismore, Waterford.
At a special function in Lismore on Friday last, TQS Integration announced its new sponsorship of Waterford GAA county teams. The sponsorship covers all Waterford county hurling and football teams from under 14 to Senior in both codes and will be performance bonus related. The new county jersey along with all leisure wear including track [...]

Hogan on fire as Gunners advance

Peter Hogan struck an incredible 4-1 as Ballygunner crushed Clonea Power.  									| Photo: Noel Browne
Brian Flannery reports Ballygunner asserted their Under-21 Championship credentials with a thumping 19 point victory over Clonea in the East Waterford semi-final at Dunhill on Sunday last. A sparkling performance from Peter Hogan who contributed 4-1 from play was the highlight of this game as the Gunners are now short priced favourites to add the Under-21 crown [...]