The Nire 1-17; Rathgormack 1-12
Reigning county champions The Nire eased their way into the semi-final stages of the Conway Cup when they recorded a five point win over neighbours and rivals Rathgormack at Fraher Field on Sunday last.
While this five-point win might suggest that The Nire might have struggled somewhat, in truth the opposite is the case as they pulled up midway through the second half and if need be could have won by a much bigger margin.
For much of the game the Nire played some vintage football, and if they can kick on it’s it hard to see them losing their title, with a crack at Munster after last year’s sin of omission a massive incentive.
It was Rathgormack who opened the scoring when their most industrious player of the afternoon Edmond Hogan pointed a free with just four minutes gone. That lead was a short-lived one as the Nire quickly responded with two pointed frees from the boot of Brian Wall and from thereon they didn’t look back.