Noel Connors

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Homeless man sleeping on Kildare Street, Dublin. Intercounty players are organising sleep-outs on December 16th to draw attention to homelessness.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Upwards of 150 GAA intercounty players are to sleep out in towns and cities across Ireland on Saturday December 16th to draw attention to the homeless(...)

Galway’s Jason Flynn  celebrates with the Liam McCarthy Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 0-26 Waterford 2-17 For all of the years they flashed into finals and didn’t quite sustain the dazzle, Galway hurlers won the county’s fifth A(...)

Waterford  manager Derek McGrath. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

The tunnel under the old stand in Thurles, first Sunday in June 2015. Waterford have just beaten Cork 3-19 to 1-21 and Derek McGrath has his first Mun(...)

1 Stephen O’Keeffe (Ballygunner) Twitter: @sok91 Age: 26 Height: 6’ 2” Weight: 13st 3lbs Mr Dependable. A brilliant shot-stopper and has ad(...)

Cork’s Patrick Horgan and Shane Fives of Waterford contest a high ball at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of my reservations about Waterford was the reliance on veterans Brick Walsh and Kevin Moran for scores. By half-time they had another 1-3 between (...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring his side’s third goal, a memorable individual effort, against Cork at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

 WATERFORD 4-19 CORK 0-20 Where to start? Cork, hot favourites and with the blood and bandages bandwagon in full cry, came to Croke Park as Muns(...)

Cork manager Kieran Kingston and assistant manage Diarmuid O’Sullivan celebrates at the final whistle of the  Munster senior hurling semi-dinal against Waterford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

They couldn’t, could they? They won’t, will they? Cork, like. Dear old Cork. Written off, laughed up, dismissed for however long you fancy. The sleepi(...)

Waterford’s corner-back Noel Connors: “I think it’s more about performance than results”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Amongst the subplots in the Kilkenny-Waterford match, one of the more absorbing was the duel between 2015 hurler of the year Richie Hogan and Waterfor(...)

 Michael Walsh breaks away from a tackle in Sunday’s win over Kilkenny. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 1-15 Kilkenny 0-17 A good start to the Allianz Hurling League for Waterford was marked by the county’s first win against the hosts in Nowla(...)

Waterford hurler Noel Connors is on brink of finishing his PhD. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Noel Connors has been at college so long that he’s starting to wonder which will come first; his graduation or his first pension payment. This will b(...)

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