Archive for the ‘GAA Football’ Category

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 [...]

Senior Football Championship Set to Heat Up

Conor Gleeson and The Nire will find the going tough against Rathgormack this Sunday.  								| Photo: Sean Byrne
Thomas Keane previews the weekend’s SFC action… Quarter-Final: An Rinn v Clashmore (Friday, Fraher Field, 8pm) The opening Quarter-Final game in this year’s Senior Football Championship on Friday evening promises to be an entertaining one between two clubs in close proximity to each other. An Rinn have reached the penultimate round of games in the Championship in recent years, [...]

Pat Sullivan Steps Down a Ladies Football Boss

Trophy winning times: Waterford manager Pat Sullivan pictured with Deise skipper Sinéad Ryan and match winner Maria Delahunty following their 2016 Division Three League Final win in Thurles.  	| Photo: Noel Browne
The Waterford Ladies Football County Board are set to begin the search for a new Senior Football Manager after Pat Sullivan stood down from the position after four years in the role. The Dungarvan clubman proved to be Waterford’s most successful manager since Michael Ryan back in the 80s and 90s, helping to guide the county [...]

Deise Still Standing!

Relief for Waterford Ladies Football manager Pat Sullivan as Déise maintain their senior status: Photos: Noel Browne
All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Relegation Semi-Final Waterford 3-13 Tipperary 1-13 Waterford will contest next year’s All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship after they overcame the challenge of Tipperary in a thrilling battle at Callan on Saturday afternoon. This was a game that was expected to go to the wire, and so it did with Waterford needing a converted penalty off [...]

JJ’s Salvo Steers Gaultier to Victory

Inset: All smiles for the goalscorer of the Barony's second green flagger.	 								 | Photos: Noel Browne
Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off Gaultier 2-13 Portlaw 2-07 Inspired by JJ Hutchinson, Gaultier secured a Senior Championship Quarter-Final berth thanks to victory over a game Portlaw line-up on a humid Thursday evening under the Lemybrien lights. The Barony men effectively led from gun to tape, and only added a point to their tally in the closing [...]

Kilrossanty advance with some comfort

Brickey Rangers' Phillip Walsh solos past Kilrossanty's Josh Kay.
Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off Kilrossanty 4-14 Brickey Rangers 1-08 Without ever having to move up through the gears Kilrossanty advance to the quarter final stages of this year’s County Senior Football Championship on Sunday evening last at Fraher Field when they had a convincing win over Brickey Rangers.Many of us of a certain age were brought [...]

Clashmore Taken to the Brink

Edmond O'Halloran was one of seven Clashmore/Kinsalebeg scorers as they edged past Dungarvan in the Senior Football Quarter-Final Play-Off. 	| Photo: Sean Byrne
Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Play-Off Clashmore/Kinsalebeg 0-20 Dungarvan 0-18 (After Extra Time) Clashmore became the fifth club qualify for the Quarter-Finals of this year’s County Senior Football Championship on Friday evening last when they beat Dungarvan at a damp Fraher Field. They advanced the hard way in this game as they needed extra time to secure their passage. [...]