Archive for the ‘GAA Football’ Category

Saints Take the “C” Crown

St Saviours celebrate following their win over Portlaw in the Whites Bar Eastern Junior 'C' Football Final at Dunhill on Saturday afternoon last.		| Photos: Jim O'Sullivan
Eastern Junior ‘C’ Football Final St Saviours 1-10 Portlaw 0-06 A strong second half showing ensured Saint Saviours ended 2018 with silverware when they saw off a profligate Portlaw side on a damp Dunhill sod on Saturday afternoon last to claim the Junior ‘C’ Eastern Football title. The city club opened the scoring in the fifth minute [...]

Deise’s Minor Disqueit

Waterford's Larry Walsh in an aerial duel with Tipperary's Gavin Meagher during last year's  Munster Minor Football play-off match in Lemybrien. The 2019 Deise minors are currently without management following last week's upheaval. 		| Photo: Sean Byrne
Football management resign as Board bids to calm issue The fallout from the resignation of Waterford’s Minor Football management continued as we went to press this week. The outgoing trio of Tom Flynn, Richard Finnegan and Ollie Costello, who stepped down from their respective briefs last week, are believed to be considering legal action in [...]

Cnoc Sion Bow Out of Munster

Ian O’Regan and Austin Gleeson dug deep for Mount Sion in Mallow on Saturday last on a day when Dromtarriffe’s Daniel O’Keeffe inspired his side to Munster JFC Semi-Final victory.  								| Photo: Azzurri Sport/Twitter
Munster Junior Club Football Semi-Final Dromtarriffe 2-16 Mount Sion 0-10 Brian Flannery Reports Déise Junior Football champions Mount Sion proved no match for their Cork counterparts at Mallow on Saturday last in their Munster Club Semi-Final.The Monastery men were still in it at the break, trailing by five points having played against the breeze in the opening half. And despite twice [...]

Questionable Officiating as Niremen Exit Munster

The Nire's Darren Guiry breaks clear of St Josephs’ Darragh McDonagh and Oisin Looney at Fraher Field. 										| Photo: Sean Byrne
While there’s no doubting the fact that the superior outfit prevailed at Fraher Field on Sunday last, it was difficult not to observe the game without taking issue with how it was officiated. All afternoon long, Kerry referee Padraig O’Sullivan made some questionable calls. Sadly, the days of referees using common sense appear to be long [...]

Nire’s Campaign Sunk by Clare Champions

The Nire's Tholom Guiry id tackled by St Josephs’ Gordon Kelly and Enda O'Gorman.
Munster Senior Club Football Semi-Final The Nire 0-09 St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay 2-11 Brian Flannery Reports The Nire’s season drew to a disappointing conclusion with a comprehensive defeat to St. Joseph’s Miltown Malbay in the Munster Club Senior Football Semi-Final played at Fraher Field on Sunday last. Having beaten Limerick champions Adare by nine points in the previous round, expectations were [...]

Kilmacthomas Storm Into the Top Flight

The Modeligo team that contested the county intermediate football final
County Intermediate Football Final Kilmacthomas 2-13 Modeligo 1-14 Brian Flannery Reports A storming second half display propelled Kilmacthomas to a county intermediate football title and with it a return to senior ranks.Played at the excellent St. Mollerans GAA grounds at Carrickbeg in difficult conditions both teams produced some fine football with Kilmac’s better finishing proving the difference.Western champions [...]

Nire Inspire in Limerick

Shane Walsh led the way for The Nire with four points from play at the Gaelic Grounds. Photo: Sean Byrne
Munster Senior ClubFootball Quarter-Final The Nire 1-18 Adare 0-12 The Nire eased into a Munster Senior Club Football semi-final against St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay on Sunday next with a comprehensive win over 14-man Adare at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick last Sunday.The Nire always led in this game with nine of the starting XV on the [...]

Nire Regain Conway After Tactical Battle

Nire team and mentors celebrate their win over Kilrossanty in the Co Senior football final in Fraher Field
County Senior Football Championship Final The Nire 0-09 Kilrossanty 0-07 The Nire marked a quarter of a century after winning their first Conway Cup by capturing a ninth title at Fraher Field on Sunday evening last in a game witnessed by 2454 patrons, one of the biggest SFC Final gates in recent times.Scores were hard won by in [...]


The Nire's Jamie Barron surges away from Kilrossanty's Jack Whyte during Sunday’s Senior Football Final at Fraher Field. Photo: Sean Byrne
Kilrossanty heartbroken as muscle memory proves pivotal A cagey, dour Senior Football Final ended on a dramatic note on Sunday last, one which ran wildly out of tune with the tense, defensively minded fare which had set the tone for so much of this floodlit decider at a buzzing Fraher Field. Kilrossanty, who’d made [...]

Nire Grind Their Way Into Another Decider

The Nire's James McGrath attempts to fend off Ballinacourty's Neil Montgomery during Sunday's Senior Football Semi-Final at Fraher Field. Photo by Sean Byrne
County Senior Football Championship Semi-Final The Nire 2-11 Ballinacourty 2-09 Thomas Keane at Fraher Field The Nire proved too strong for Ballinacourty at Fraher Field on Sunday afternoon last, to set up a repeat of their 1989 and 2000 showdowns against Kilrossanty at the same venue next Sunday evening. When The Nire and Ballinacourty met in the group [...]