Posts Tagged ‘football’

Stradbally Stutter To Opening Victory

Gaultier's Gary Molloy turns away from Stradbally’s Ger Power and Tony Grey at Kill on Sunday last.							| Photos: Noel Browne
Stradbally staved off a second half comeback from Gaultier, adding 1-1 to their total in the closing minutes to ensure victory after an entertaining hour’s football in Kill last Sunday. Ger Power and Shane Aherne got the med in red off to a good start inside [...]

Courty Signal the Intent

Rathgormack's Billy Power getting some close attention from Ballinacourty goalscorer Gary Hurney
Ballinacourty signaled their SFC ambitions with a ruthless 15-point dismissal of Rathgormack at Fraher Field on Sunday last. Throughout the field, Ballinacourty were on top, and had it been but for the accuracy of Jason Curry’s free-taking, Rathgormack’s margin of defeat would have been much greater. Early [...]

The Hunt For The Conway Cup Begins

Shane Ryan holds aloft the Conway Cup following The Nire’s SFC Final win over Stradbally last October.They begin their defence of the JJ Kavanagh-sponsored Championship against Clashmore this Friday.							| Photos: Sean Byrne
The champions from The Nire Valley take on Clashmore on the SFC opener at Fraher Field this Friday night, and Benji Whelan’s men are keen to secure back-to-back senior titles. Having fallen just short in the Munster Club Final to [...]

Deise’s NFL campaign ends in another defeat

Liam Lawlor left with nowhere to go against Leitrim.
A dominant first half performance at Páirc Sean MacDiarmada last Saturday was enough to secure a third successive win for Leitrim, leaving Waterford with just one win in the entire campaign. To give an example of Leitrim’s first half dominance, the game was almost 32 minutes old before Waterford [...]

Blitzed By The Banner

Clare’s Evan Courtney peels away from Waterford’s Conor Walsh during last Wednesday’s Munster Under-21 Quarter-Final at Miltown Malbay. 		 | Photo: With thanks to the Clare People
Another one of those nights for Waterford Under-21 football. In a town synonymous with music, Ger Power’s well-prepared side sadly didn’t find the tune they needed as a powerful Clare side led them a merry dance during a disappointingly one-sided contest. The first half saw the [...]

Last Minute Agony For Gutted Deisemen

Waterford’s Michael Curry sees his shot blocked by Antrim’s Sean McVeigh.
Another two-point defeat, the third in this League campaign alone. Another one that got away. Another frustrating reversal for the footballers of Waterford. Another disappointing day in this most troublesome and tricky of divisions. That Waterford played with guts and commitment can be unquestioned by the small [...]

Highs and Lows

Maurice Shanahan and Patrick Hurney produced star turns for Waterford last Sunday. See Sport 2-4 for more League coverage and reaction from Walsh Park. | Photos: Noel Browne
There was quiet satisfaction for Derek McGrath’s hurlers, and head-scratching disappointment for Tom McGlinchey’s footballers following last Sunday’s National League double-header against Antrim at Walsh Park. The Deise’s 32-point demolition of Kevin Ryan’s charges has guaranteed a League quarter-final berth, but the much greater prize [...]

Time For A Giant Leap

Band of brothers: Waterford’s footballers are seeking a first Munster Under-21 Championship win since 2006.							| Photos: Noel Browne
While the scheduling of Wednesday night’s match in Miltown Malbay is, from a Waterford perspective, as questionable as it is entirely legitimate from a Clare viewpoint, one senses a motivated group has just been given a little more cause. An entirely reasonable request to have [...]

Promotion Dream Crushed

Disappointed: Deise football manager Tom McGlinchey and selector Tony Corcoran.                                  | Photos: Noel Browne
Waterford’s promotion aspirations evaporated in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park after a harrowing two-point defeat to Longford on Sunday. Déise bannisteoir Tom McGlinchey was apoplectic with referee Shane Hehir post-match as the Galway man played just a single minute of injury-time at the end of the game despite a [...]

Capitulation In The Tempest

Waterford’s Maurice O’Gorman clears the ball upfield on a heavy Dungarvan sod.   		| Photos: Sean Byrne
While the fat lady may not yet have sounded a note, it was difficult to avoid the feeling that she’s clearing her throat with respect to Waterford’s NFL promotion hopes following defeat to Carlow on Saturday last. In conditions more conducive to the delivery of a Shakespearean ‘mea [...]