Archive for the ‘GAA Football’ Category

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 [...]

Waterford take spoils in Wexford

Waterford's Joe Allen moves the ball forward as Wexford's Brian Malone moves in during last Sunday's Division Four NFL meeting at Wexford Park.	| Photos: Sean Byrne
National Football League Division Four Waterford 5-4 Wexford 0-12 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Reports When did Waterford footballers last score five goals in one match? When did they last score more goals than points in a clash? That’s a query for the historians but that’s what Benji Whelan’s charges achieved in Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday last. The win, [...]

Déise downed by Derrymen

Waterford's Shane Ahearne steers away from Derry's Christopher McKaigue
National Football League Division Four Waterford 1-8 Derry 2-12 Waterford’s fading hopes of promotion from Division Four were extinguished by favourites Derry at a blustery Fraher Field in front of a gate of just 233, of which 135 were paying patrons. A Derry side featuring just five starting members of the team which defeated Waterford in their [...]

Positive start for the Déise

: Waterford Ladies enjoyed an opening league win over Wexford
Ladies Football National Football League Division 2 Waterford 0-12 Wexford 0-3 Mac Dara Mac Donncha Reports Waterford Ladies Fotballers are under new management for 2019, with Dungarvan native, Ciaran Curran, now in charge after a turbulent few months at administrative level. They opened their league campaign with a home fixture against Wexford, played at the sunny but arctic Gold [...]