Archive for the ‘GAA Football’ Category

Nire snatch victory as Clashmore let it slip

Despite a flat display which produced only 2-3, Dermot Ryan and his Nire team mates did enough to get past Clashmore at Fraher Field last Thursday. 					| Photo: Sean Byrne
Senior Football Championship Group A The Nire 2-3 Clashmore-Kinsalebeg 0-5 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Reports Clashmore will be rueing last Thursday’s defeat at Fraher Field as they should have at the very least earned a share of the spoils. They kicked 11wides, including five – yes, five – by their freetaker until Tadhg De Búrca took over that [...]

Rathgormack run riot at Bushy Park

Billy Power was one of six different Rathgormack goalscorers in their SFC victory over Ardmore at Bushy Park.						| Photo: Sean Byrne
Senior Football Championship Group A Rathgormack 7-15 Ardmore 1-11 Tony Ryan Reports Rathgormack continued their impressive start to this year’s County SFC with an overwhelming win over Ardmore in this Round 2 game played at a sun-drenched Bushy Park last Saturday afternoon. With the temperature in the high teens, the conditions were in stark contrast to the [...]

Kilrossanty secure points against 14-man Portlaw

Senior Football Championship Group B @@@kicker Kilrossanty 0-16 Portlaw 2-4 Brian Flannery Beaten finalists last season Kilrossanty got their 2019 senior football title challenge off to a winning start with a six-point victory over Portlaw.Played at the excellent St Molleran’s ground in front of only a handful of patrons on a bitterly cold evening it was the favoured Kilrossanty [...]

Rathgormack too strong for weakened Clashmore

Senior Football Championship Group A Rathgormack 2-8 Clashmore-Kinsalebeg 0-4 Mac Dara Mac Donncha At half-time in last Saturday’s second match at Fraher Field, it looked as if Clashmore, despite being short a number of influential players, might cause something of a surprise, as they merely trailed Rathgormack by five points. But having faced a huge gale in that opening [...]

Champions begin defence in comfort

Senior Football Championship Group A The Nire 4-18 Ardmore 1-3 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Although Ardmore’s Ciaran Keating netted inside 20 seconds at Fraher Field on Saturday last, his side could only add a meagre three points thereafter as the reigning champions The Nire enjoyed an all-too-easy opening match in the defence of their SFC title. Their work [...]

CONWAY CUP RACE GETS UNDERWAY

The Nire begin the defence of their Senior Football crown against Ardmore this Saturday.  							| Photo: Sean Byrne
Thomas Keane previews the first round ofthe County Senior Football Championship Group A: Nire v Ardmore (Fraher Field, Saturday, 6.30pm) This the first game of a double header to be played at Fraher Field on Saturday evening could well prove to be an interesting battle.The Nire are the reigning champions and will be looking to win back to [...]

Déisewomen maintain momentum

National Ladies Football League Division 2 Waterford 4-13 Laois 4-8 Waterford survived a late comeback from Laois at Fraher Field on Sunday last to all but secure their place in the League Semi-Finals for the second year in a row. With just 34 seconds gone, Maria Delahunty had the ball in the Laois net after she collected her own [...]

MURRAY GLINTS IN LONDON

Conor Murray’s brace of goals steered Waterford to a third successive NFL win as they saw off London in Ruislip on Saturday last.	| Photos: Sean Byrne
National Football League Division Four London 0-7 Waterford 2-9 Damian Dolan at Ruislip Waterford will seek a fourth successive League win when they travel to Carrick-on-Shannon this Saturday (throw-in: 4pm) in the wake of last Saturday’s excellent eight-point win in Ruislip. While London will attempt to avoid finishing bottom of the table when they take on [...]

London calling for Déisemen

Waterford manager Benji Whelan is delighted with team’s performances in their last two games and is hoping for a third consecutive win on Saturday
National Football League, Division 4 London v Waterford (Rusilip, Saturday, 12.30pm) Waterford’s interest may well have come to an end even with two rounds of games still to be played, but that will not mean Benji Whelan’s side will travel across the Irish Sea this weekend for a clash with bottom of the table London in Ruislip [...]

Deise go back to back!

Waterford’s Sean O’Donovan is dragged back by Antrim’s Ryan Murray.
National Football League Division 4 Waterford 1-9 Antrim 1-8 Tony Ryan at the WIT Arena Despite playing in defence, the Nire’s James McGrath is prone to scoring the odd point for club and county. Well, he may never kick a more timely and important score than the one he contributed in the fourth and final minute of [...]