Thursday, 23rd November 2017
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Sincere congratulations to Gailltir on their huge achievement in reaching the All-Ireland sevens 'A' final in Kilmacud last weekend. Having beaten Athenry 4-5 to 4-3 in the semi-final and while fatigue was catching up with them the girls put up a brave effort in the final before going down 5-7 to 2-2 to Burgess/Duharra. Consolation for Gailltir in the fact that the magnificent Ciara jackman was awarded the player of the tournament. Congratulation all.

TONY FORRISTAL/SONNY WALSH FESTIVAL OF HURLING

The Tony Forristal/Sonny Walsh tourname 2017 was again a huge success here in Waterford. With games comes huge activity and this year was no exception with players here from all corners enjoying the all day activities. In the Tony Forristal competition it was Tipperary who from the start looked a team of exceptional potential and having beaten Dublin and Waterford saw themselves into the semi-final. In the other group surprise packets Laois, counting a win over Kilkenny and Limerick on the way, were set to face the Premier and following a really good game the Midlanders, who gave their all, had to give way to Tipperary who came away with a nine point win and a place in the final.

On the other side of the draw Galway came through with some impressive displays that saw them through at the expense of Cork and Clare. In the Final played at Walsh park it was Tipperary who made the early running but a late burst from the Tribesmen saw them within a point 1-7 to 1-6 at half time. Throughout a very entertaining second half Tipperary just kept their noses in front and late points saw them home on a 1-13 to 1-9 scoreline. The Larry Quinn man of the match award went to Tipperary's Stephen Ferncombe from the Clonoulty/Rossmore club.

The Sonny Walsh tournament also proved really exciting as Cork came through to win 2-11 to 1-6 againt Clare. The Rebels had accounted for both Dublin and Offaly in the group stage before seeing off Tipperary in the semi-final. Clare on the other hand proved too strong for both Waterford and Kerry bafore scoring a rather comfortable win over Limerick in their semi-final thus setting up a final against the Leesiders. In the final also at Walsh Park Cork had their noses in front throughout leading 0-5 to 0-3 at the break. Two goals in the second half completely changed the course of the game and as Clare faltered it was Cork who marched on to a 2-11 to 1-6 win. Man of the match here was Brian Dineed from the Aghabullogue Club.

Congratuilation to all concerned. You never fail to make it a spectacular weekend of hurling. A special thanks to Oifigeach Caidreamh Poibli Martin Quinn for all his help and info throughout the tournament.

DEISE SUPER DRAW

Reminder to all clubs that the above draw will take place in Mount Sion on Wednesday 13th September.

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