Posts Tagged ‘Hurling’

Skipper Is Keen To “Tipp” Premier Over

Waterford have implemented the game plan established by the Deise's management team to promotion-winning effect.
Kevin Moran is a very happy captain, and with good reason. Leading Waterford out of Division 1B at the first time of asking is a significant box already scratched off the Deise’s ‘to do’ list for 2015. Sunday’s League semi-final clash with Tipperary represents a second [...]

It’s A Suir Thing

Captain Kevin Moran is seeking to lead Waterford into a National Hurling League Final this Sunday. See Sport 2 & 3 for more.				| Photo: Noel Browne
The chat’s been lively on either side of the River Suir in recent weeks, and it’s no surprise that the hurling chat has proven so plentiful along the most tribal stretch of our famed river valley. In Carrick-on-Suir, the denizens of Carrick Mór believe they’re [...]

Deise’s Passion Play

Pauric Mahony’s 10-point haul against Galway at Walsh Park on Sunday last leaves him on a tally of 1-69 after six NHL outings this spring.			| Photo: Sean Byrne
For the second successive Sunday, a mobile, industrious and box clever Waterford physically over-whelmed and outfoxed opposition whom at the start of the year, stood above them in the inter-county pecking order. For the second successive Sunday, this developing Waterford side sent out a clear and telling message [...]

Hurlers Fly High

Austin Gleeson brilliantly fends off the intentions of Galway’s Jonathan Glynn during Sunday’s NHL Quarter-Final win at Walsh Park. See Sport 2-4 for more. | Photo: Sean Byrne
A delighted, albeit even tempered Derek McGrath is relishing the prospect of taking on Tipperary in the National Hurling League semi-final on April 19th following Sunday’s impressive dismissal of Galway at Walsh Park. “Getting to a semi-final is a massive stimulation for June 7th,” said McGrath, [...]

Time to ring the bell on player treatment?

Waterford’s Philip Mahony takes the hit from Clare’s John Conlon during last year's Division 1A meeting in Ennis.                     		| Photos: Noel Browne
The recent revelations that have emerged from the Clare hurling camp has left me perplexed. The story which The Irish Times broke over a week ago now describes how two players left the Clare panel after they were “humiliated” by the treatment they received from the Clare management. It’s that word “humiliated” that has been rattling [...]

Deise’s Instant Return

Waterford’s Brian O’Halloran and Wexford’s Brian Moore tussle for possession at Wexford Park on Sunday last.						| Photos: Noel Browne
Well how about that? A set of fixtures that looked decidedly difficult at the outset didn’t prove nearly as insurmountable as some of the winter soothsayers had predicted. Four wins and one draw means an instant return to Division 1A for the hurlers of Waterford, and no-one can [...]

All Too Easy As Wexford Await

Antrim’s Ciaran Johnson being pursued by Waterford’s Colin Dunford.
Sunday’s all too easy victory over Antrim was a reminder of the importance of Waterford earning an immediate return to Division 1A hurling. A 32-point victory is not something that too many Deise fans will be crowing about this week, even though a third successive League win [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]