Archive for the ‘GAA Football’ Category

Stradbally Regain Title Following Fraher Epic

A Championship that took 212 days to complete could not have produced a more magnificent finish. And if there’s ever been a better County Senior Football Final than the instant classic Stradbally and The Nire produced at Fraher Field last Sunday, good luck identifying it. The last Senior GAA Final of 2017, the eighth occasion these great [...]

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There’s a familiar look to this year’s County Senior Football Final which is finally set to go ahead this Sunday at Fraher Field. The holders from The Nire, having gone the long way round to reach the decider, will do battle with Stradbally for the Conway Cup for the eighth time this century alone – [...]

Champions march on

The Nire's Michael O'Gorman gets in his kick ahead of Ballinacourty's James O'Mahony
Thomas Keane Reports County champions The Nire advanced to what is in all purposes a County Senior Football Quarter Final and a meeting with Clashmore this (Tuesday) evening when they beat great rivals Ballinacourty at a freezing cold Fraher Field on Thursday last. The champions played without Jamie Barron in this game and look set to finish [...]

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 [...]