Monday, 20th August 2018
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Clashmore Kinsalebeg move on

There were two knockout games played in the JJ Kavanagh Senior Football Championship last weekend. Due to a bereavement in Dunmore East the clash between Gaultier an Portlaw was deferred while the remaining game was scheduled to take place in Fraher Field on Tuesday evening between Rathgormack and Ardmore.

First up was the meeting between form teams Clashmore/Kinsalebeg and Dungarvan and what a humdinger it turned out. Gavin Crotty saw the Old Boro ahead in the opening minutes with two points and despite a huge effort from Clashmore/Kinsalebeg with midfielder Sean Fleming leading the charge it was Dungarvan who led at the break 0-8 to 0-6. They held that advantage until the 55th minute when Edmond O'Hallaoran landed and equaliser and nothing seperated two very evenly match outfits right to the end with Gavin Crotty adding a brace for Dungarvan and Brian O'Halloran and Dean Russell keeping the tie on a knife edge with points for Clashmore/Kinsalebeg. As this was a knockout game extra time ensued. Declan Allen and senior hurling star Tadhg de Burca who had been introduced for Clashmore/Kinsale edged their side a couple of points ahead and they held out to the end despite the huge work rate of Dungarvan with Gavin Crotty and Kieran Power outstanding. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg will be delighted to have taken another step in their quest for championship success and this game will certainly benefit the team.

On Sunday evening it was the turn of Kilrossanty and Brickies to face off. The former had a reasonably successful stage with a win over Gaultier and a draw with table toppers An Rinn either side of a defeat to Rathgormack. Brickies for their part had a disappointing group stage with nothing to show from their three games. Brickies were first on the scoreboard but it was a lull before the storm as two goals from Joey Veale and one from Pa Cunningham saw Leamybrien out with a commanding 3-8 to 0-5 lead at the break. The second half saw Kilrossanty continue to hold the upper hand and a fourth goal from James Whyte pretty saw them "out of sight" 4-10 to 0-6. Brickies did however goal late in the game from Cormac O'Grady but by this time Kilrossanty had the match wrapped up with a final score of 4-14 to 1-11.

CAMOGIE NEWS

No doubt but Waterford camogie is riding the crest of a wave at the moment.

The minor team face Cork in the A Division in Fermoy at 7.30 on Wednesday following a 4-19 to 2-05 win over Limerick.

The senior team are out against Tipperary on Saturday 4th August in Pairc Ui Chaoimh as part of a double header with Galway facing Dublin in th second game.

What a confidence boost for Donal O'Rourke and his team if Waterford can overcome the Premier and go into the hat to face Cork or Kilkenny in the semi-final.

That draw takes place following the second game in Cork with the semi-finals down for decision in Semple Stadium on August 18th.

We wish all the teams the very best of luck in their upcoming fixtures.

Can we dare to dream? Of course.

DEISE DRAW

The third in the series of 2018 Waterford GAA Clubs Deise Draw was hosted by Kilmacthomas GAA to a packed house on Wednesday last.

The winner Martha Ronayne, who purchased her ticket from Geraldines club, collected the top prize of twelve thousand euro. Jim Kirwan from Ballythomas won three thousand euro and bought his ticket from the local Rathgormack club while A/T Dempsey from Bridgetown (Clonea GAA) and Joe Kelly, Chemist (Abbeyside/Ballinacourty) got themselves a thousand euro each.

The next in the series will take place in Ballysaggart and will be hosted by the local GAA club. It takes place on Wednesday 29th August.

If you have not as yet purchased a ticket a call to your local GAA club will secure your chance to win one of the many cash prizes.

The cost is fifteen euro per month with seventy per cent retained by your local GAA club. Be in to win there are only three draws left in this series.

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