Archive for the ‘GAA Football’ Category


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 [...]

Conway Cup Showdown

The Nire's Conor Gleeson gearing up for next Sunday evening's County Senior Football Final at Fraher Field. 	| Photos: Sean Byrne
County Senior Football Championship Final ’18 Kilrossanty v The Nire (Fraher Field, Sunday, 6pm) Preview: Thomas Keane Anyone from Kilrossanty who attended last Sunday’s Senior Football Championship Semi-Final in which The Nire edged out Ballinacourty by two points, will feel their charges stand a great chance of ending a 29-year wait for a 16th Conway Cup. However, given [...]

Old Rivals Face Off to Secure Final Berth

Ballinacourty and The Nire will go head to head once more in Sunday's SFC Semi-Final at Fraher Field. 									| Photo: Sean Byrne
County Senior Football Championship Semi FinalBallinacourty v The Nire (Sunday, Fraher Field, 2pm) Three weeks ago we saw Kilrossanty qualified for their first County Senior Football Final since 2000 where they lost out to The Nire 1-11 to 1-8. In the decider, provisionally fixed for October 28th, they will meet either The Nire once more or Ballinacourty, [...]

Grey’s “A” Game Secures “B” Title

Paddy Joe Ryan (County Board Chairman) presents the County Under-21 'B' Football Cup to Cois Bhríde's Joint Captains Jake Neville and John Paul Lucey at Bushy Park on Saturday last.  									| Photos: Sean Byrne
County Under-21 B Football Final Cois Bhríde 2-10 Portlaw-Ballyduff 1-08 Tony Ryan at Bushy Park Played in picturesque Bushy Park on Saturday last, the footballers of Cois Bhríde proved worthy winners over Portlaw-Ballyduff when adding the Under-21 ‘B’ crown to the minor title this group claimed three years ago.New Waterford senior football manager Benji Whelan was among those [...]

Donnelly Guides Portlaw to Safety

Portlaw goalkeeper Tom Walsh kept a clean sheet as the Tannery Town retained their Senior status.  									| Photo: Noel Browne
Senior Football Championship Relegation Play-Off Portlaw 1-18 Ardmore 0-14 A superb display by talisman Michael Donnelly ensured Portlaw retained their Senior Football status with relative comfort at Fraher Field on Saturday evening last, condemning Ardmore to a Relegation Final against Dungarvan. The game was in the melting pot heading into the closing 10 minutes, but a strong finish [...]

Believing in Benji!

Last time out: Waterford's James McGrath tussles with Monaghan's Conor McManus during the All-Ireland Senior Football Qualifier at Fraher Field.
Benji Whelan admits becoming Waterford senior football manager wasn’t part of a grand plan devised several years ago on his behalf. But now that the opportunity has come his way having succeeded Tom McGlinchey, he’s intent on extracting every available ounce out of himself and a group of players whom Lady Luck hasn’t shone too dazzlingly [...]

A Tribute to the Late Mick Ahern from Kill GAA Club

The late Mick Ahern – fourth player from the right, lining out with Kill in the 1974 championship semi-final against Dunhill at Walsh Park.
When Mick Ahern passed away suddenly last month, Kill GAA Club lost not alone a great clubman and a loyal friend, but a larger-than-life personality, leaving a further sad void within the wider local community. Arriving in Waterford as a new Garda in the early seventies, Mick’s reputation as a footballer preceded him. A native of [...]

Nire Show their Guile to Advance

Nire's Conor Gleeson steers away from Rathgormack’s Billy Power
Senior Football Championship Quarter Final The Nire 1-18 Rathgormack 2-10 (After Extra Time) The Nire moved within two games of a ninth Conway Cup when they came out on top against neighbours Rathgormack at Fraher Field on Sunday afternoon after extra time. It was Rathgormack that looked the slightly better of the two sides early in this game, and went [...]

Green & Golden

: Kilrossanty manager Emmet Doherty. See Sport 2-5 for a full round-up of the weekend’s SFC action.  | Photos: Sean Byrne
Kilrossanty stun Stradbally to shake up the natural order The satisfaction was palpable as the Kilrossanty team’s post-match team huddle broke up at Fraher Field on an airy Sunday evening. For the fourth successive season, they’d just qualified for the Senior Football Championship Semi-Finals, having just taken the biggest scalp of all: reigning champions Stradbally, whom [...]