Archive for the ‘General Sports’ Category

Rohan Date: A Class Act In and Out of the Ring

Over the past four years I have had the pleasure of getting to know Rohan Date, and he’s a gentleman out and out, a soft spoken man and a credit to his family and his chosen sport of boxing. Since turning professional back in 2016 following a glittering amateur career, Rohan has blown away his opponents [...]

Our Giro Hero!

Sam Bennett powers to Grand Tour stage win Sam Bennett is the toast of the cycling world following his magnificent Seventh Stage victory in the Giro D’Italia on Friday last, when he became the first Irishman to win a stage on the event since Stephen Roche back in 1987. The 27-year-old Carrick-on-Suir rider delivered a victory [...]

Councillors Seek Meeting with GAA over Walsh Park

Local Councillors are seeking a meeting with GAA representatives to discuss the future of Walsh Park, where works are already underway.				 | Photo: Noel Browne
LOCAL Councillors have sought a meeting with GAA representatives to discuss redevelopment plans for Walsh Park. Speaking at the March Metropolitan District meeting of Waterford City & County Council, Cllr Eddie Mulligan (FF) said he has been receiving many calls from residents in the area of Walsh Park who are seeking an update. He said he is [...]


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 [...]