Archive for the ‘General Sports’ Category


Austin Gleeson celebrates Waterford’s win at Croke Park. Photo: Noel Browne.
reak out the bunting, dust off the novelty teddy and re-thread that straw hat that’s been in the attic since Féile: because the mighty men of Waterford have made it through to hurling’s greatest day! A stunning second half salvo, spearheaded by Jamie Barron and Austin Gleeson, propelled a ruthless Deise side into only their second [...]

Davy praises Wexford and buries a few pundits

Davy Fitzgerald running the eye over his Wexford players during Sunday’s pre-match warm-up at the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh. 				| Photos: Noel Browne
n a career that’s had its fare share of compelling exchanges with the media over the years, be it as manager of Waterford, Clare or Wexford, Davy Fitzgerald has rarely been more quotable than he was in Cork last Sunday. Praising his Wexford charges, before heaping offering a firm thumbs up to both Derek McGrath and [...]

Moran leads Deise back to Croke Park

Waterford's Maurice Shanahan tussles with Wexford's Jack O'Connor.
By Brian Flannery This weekend saw the dawning of a new era on Leeside with the re-opening of the newly developed Páirc Ui Chaoimh. On Saturday last it was reigning champions Tipperary, pushing past the challenge of Clare while on Sunday, Waterford were too good for neighbours Wexford to qualify for the senior All-Ireland Hurling Semi-Finals for [...]


Waterford's Conor Gleeson going head to head with Wexford's Conor McDonald at Páirc Uí Chaoimh during last Sunday’s All-Ireland Quarter-Final. See Sport 2-9 for more from Leeside. 								| Photo: Noel Browne
The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard [...]

Power’s fine finish at John Deere Classic

Seamus Power after his win on the Tour last season. The West Waterford golfer needs a good finish to the season if he is to retain his PGA Tour card.
By Catherine Power rom barely making the cut to carding the best weekend rounds of his career, Seamus Power proved in no uncertain terms that he is more than up to the challenges of the PGA Tour with a fine finish at the John Deere Classic in Illinois last Sunday. The West Waterford golfer carded closing [...]

Comeragh men reach ‘B’ Summit

Pic4: Comeragh Gael's Jason Dunford and P.J Coffey in this aerial contest with St. Mary's Alan Fitzsimmons.
By Tony Ryan estern champions Comeragh Gaels played their divisional final on the 26th of April and it certainly showed in the first half of the county final in this grade which was played in the Fraher Field last Sunday morning. On the other hand, St Mary’s played the Eastern final as recently as the 5th [...]


A thousand words, eh? The contrasting emotions at full-time at Walsh Park on Thursday last.
tephen Dalton struck a controversial match-winning penalty in the fifth minute of additional time to keep the Cork hurling wave rolling, thus ending Waterford’s reign as Munster and All-Ireland Under-21 champions at Walsh Park. Before a 4,127 gate on Thursday last, John Meyler’s side edged out the Deisemen in a pulsating encounter, a tremendous contest which [...]

Return to ‘De Park’

Maurice Shanahan has done more than enough to earn a starting berth this Sunday.  								| Photo: Noel Browne
By Brian Flannery This weekend sees the long awaited reopening of Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Finals. Tipperary and Clare are first up this Saturday, with the South East derby reserved for top billing on Sunday. There is no doubt that the old relic of a stadium was well past its sell by date but [...]


Waterford’s Michael Walsh and Wexford’s Paudie Foley tussle for possession during last year’s All-Ireland SHC Quarter-Final in Thurles. See Sport 2-5 for more. 	 | Photo: Noel Browne
an Shanahan nailed it: parking the win over Kilkenny and rationalising it within the context of the stage it came at in the Hurling Championship was the right thing to do for Waterford’s players and management. But the rest of us have probably enjoyed the feeling that little bit longer. And why the hell not? It’s [...]


Waterford's Aileen Wall goes past Kerry's Aisling O'Connell during their TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship game at Birr last July. 			| Photos: Dan McGrath/Editorial Images
his year’s Munster Senior Ladies Football Final pairing at Mallow on Saturday next has something of a novel look about it, as it doesn’t feature reigning Munster and All-Ireland champions Cork. In their absence Waterford and Kerry will do battle for the first time in a provincial final since 2003 and this is the 12th time [...]