Posts Tagged ‘GAA’

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 [...]

Deise Edge Out Rebels In Mardyke

Beth Carton, who struck 1-3 for Waterford in their National League win over Cork on Sunday.
Waterford’s Intermediate Camogie team secured their second consecutive victory of the National League campaign with a 1-9 to 1-8 victory over Cork in the Mardyke on Sunday. Playing against a slight breeze in the first-half, Waterford made a quick start and good inter-play between Lorraine Bray and Valerie O’Brien set up Trish Jackman for the opening [...]

The Great Experiment

The Waterford Under-21 team which defeated De La Salle in last Wednesday’s challenge in Fraher Field, featuring an excellent second half cameo from Maurice Shanahan, who scored six points. Inset: Manager Derek Lyons. 				| Photos: Noel Browne
Waterford’s build-up to their Munster Under-21 Hurling Championship clash with Cork on June 17th appears to be progressing well, as the team’s series of challenge matches continues. Following wins over Passage, Roanmore, Abbeyside and De La Salle (the latter on Wednesday last) and narrow defeats to Ballygunner and Dungarvan (last [...]

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 [...]

Deise Maintain Push For Instant 1A Return

Waterford’s Shane Bennett tries to control the sliothar under pressure from Offaly’s David King.                                                                                                                        | Photos: Noel Browne
Waterford hurlers promotion bid remains firmly on course after a seven-point victory over a disappointing Offaly side at O’Connor Park Tullamore. For all bar the opening quarter, Waterford completely dominated this game and only wayward shooting prevented the visitors from putting the Faithful County to the sword. Both sides showed a [...]

Students Deliver A Masterclass

UL's John McGrath and WIT's Austin Gleeson tussle for possession in the Limerick rain. 								| Photos: Noel Browne
This year’s college competitions have not gone without controversy. Not for the first time there has been accusations of impropriety with teams being disqualified for playing illegal players and then reinstated on appeal and then naturally you have the appeal on the appeal. I would have thought that all these clever [...]

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 [...]

Sports Minister shocked at Ballybeg fire damage

Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring surveying the damage to the St Saviour’s GAA Club premises on Thursday last.				| Photo: Noel Browne
Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring visited Ballybeg on Thursday last and he expressed his horror having witnessed the extent of the damage at the facilities targeted during the recent arson attacks. Accompanied by colleague and fellow Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Councillor John Cummins, their first port of call was [...]