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Nire maintain their SFC push

Shane Walsh landed four points from play for The Nire in their SFC win over Rathgormack at Fraher Field.										| Photo: Sean Byrne
Champions The Nire marched on to the next round of this year’s Senior Football Championship on Sunday last when they easily accounted for Rathgormack at Fraher Field. Benji Whelan’s side lost double All-Star hurler Jamie Barron with an injury after five minutes and management will be hoping that Barron will return to action sooner rather than [...]

Ballyduff Lower Go Back to Back

Ballyduff Lower: Eastern Junior Football champions 2017.	| Photos: Maurice Hennebry
Ballyduff Lower are back to back Eastern Junior Football champions following a five-point victory over Erins Own at Dunhill on Saturday last. . Ballyduff proved the better side throughout but had to withstand a stern examination from Erins Own before a late Jack Lyons goal finally extinguished the challenge from the Poleberry based side. Calum Lyons had [...]

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 [...]

DEISE AIMING FOR PROVINCIAL GLORY

Waterford's Aileen Wall goes past Kerry's Aisling O'Connell during their TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship game at Birr last July. 			| Photos: Dan McGrath/Editorial Images
his year’s Munster Senior Ladies Football Final pairing at Mallow on Saturday next has something of a novel look about it, as it doesn’t feature reigning Munster and All-Ireland champions Cork. In their absence Waterford and Kerry will do battle for the first time in a provincial final since 2003 and this is the 12th time [...]

DEISEMEN MUST BELIEVE AS DERRY TRAVEL SOUTH

Waterford's Michael Curry in action with Cork's James Loughrey during the Deise's close-run thing with the Rebels in the Munster Championship at Fraher Field.		| Photos: Sean Byrne
By Thomas Keane hree weeks on from an excellent performance against Cork, Tom McGlinchey’s Waterford Senior footballers are back in action in Fraher Field on Saturday afternoon when they take on Derry in the first round of the All-Ireland Qualifiers. “Yeah, it was great to get the home draw, and it would have been a lot worse [...]

The Manchester I know and love

My first trip to Manchester was just a few months shy of the Warrington bomb that took the lives of Tim Parry and Jonathan Ball. Their deaths came to mind last week in the wake of the Manchester Arena atrocity, which ranks among the worst manifestations of inhumanity. But in the hours and days that followed the [...]

Waterford Face Tall Order

The temptation to leave one midfielder (such as Tommy Prendergast) in a deeper position may be considered by Deise boss Tom McGlinchey given Cork's low goal scoring tally during their National League campaign. 				| Photos: Sean Byrne
hile Cork’s form since their 2010 All-Ireland Football Final victory has largely fallen off a cliff, they’ll still go into Saturday’s Munster Quarter-Final in Dungarvan as logical favourites. As a Division Two side, the Rebels would be expected to get the better of any Division Four opponent, but they didn’t exactly set the world on fire [...]

Captain Walsh leads the Kilgobnet surge

Cormac Power (Kilgobnet) solos away from Kill’s Richie Cullinane.
County Junior Intermediate Football (Attached) Final Kilgobnet 3-13 Kill 1-01 Kilgobnet romped to a facile 18-point victory in the Junior Football Intermediate Attached County Final on Sunday last at Walsh Park. Kilgobnet captain and man of the match Paul Walsh gave a master class of score taking contributing 2-9 in all. The talented forward converted two penalties, frees, a [...]

Glee for the Barony as the title goes East

Gaultier's Caomhan Maguire accepts the JJ Kavanagh Man Of The Match trophy from Sean Michael O'Regan (Waterford County Board Vice-Chairman) and Waterford County Board Chairman Paddy Joe Ryan.
Under-21 ‘A’ Football Final Replay Gaultier 0-13 – The Nire 2-05 The young men of Gaultier boosted their club’s morale and the fortunes of East Waterford football in securing the County Under-21 ‘A’ title in Sunday’s replay at a sparsely attended Walsh Park. The superb double act provided by man of the match Caomhán Maguire [...]

NIGHTMARE FOR NIRE AS CROKES RUN WILD

Still got it: Colm Cooper threaded together several excellent attacks for Dr Crokes at Mallow
Munster Senior Club Football Final Dr Crokes 3-15 The Nire 0-6 Dermot Keyes in Mallow Ouch. This was akin to a punch in the guts, the air being let out of your tires and getting dumped on Debs night all in one rapid, unpleasant, stomach-churning sequence of unfortunate events. This was not the happy ending Deise [...]