Monday, 23rd July 2018
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Round three Senior Football Championship down for decision

Having completed two rounds of the restructured JJ Kavanagh Waterford Senior Football Championship, it looks very much like the top teams from 2017 are again coming to the fore this year in their bid for the Conway Cup.

Reigning kingpins Stradbally, top group A and will face a stiff challenge from Dungarvan. The Reds have accumulated four points from their opening games and will be keen to continue their unbeaten run. Following them both are Dungarvan who have two points having lost out (0-9 to 0-6) in the opening round to Portlaw. The Tannerytown men face bottom club Ardmore who remain pointless and will be making a huge effort to garner some points from the group stage.

In Group B Nire lead the way with full points after two games. The men from Ballymacarbry have become a real goal scoring machine having accumulated twn green flags in their opening outings against Clashmore/Kinsalebeg and Brickies. Nire will play Ballinacourty with just a one point difference (plus 16 to plus 15) and a win for the latter would see them leapfrog Nire at the top. Clashmore/Kinsalebeg with two points will face pointless Brickies. Incidentally the men from the Blackwater area put Ballinacourty to the sword earlier in the competition with a 1-13 to 2-9 scoreline. An interesting little group.

Group C has Rathgormack sitting at the top with four points from two games. The men from the Comneragh are followed by An Rinn with two points from two draws in their opening games with both Kilrossanty and Gaultier on one point each. Ring have a draw against both Kilrossanty (0-7 apiece) and Gaultier (0-11 apiece) and will be well aware that with an increased performance could certainly trouble table toppers Rathgormack. A defeat and a win for either Kilrossanty or Gaultier would catapult one of them into second place in the group.

No doubt picking an ultimate winner at this stage would probably prove a futile exercise although some of the teams who were there at the knockout stage in 2017 are showing a continuation of that form.

DEISE DRAW

The second in the 2018 series of Deise Super Draw was completed last week with the big prize (E12500) going to Brendan Tobin, Kilminion, Stradbally having purchased his ticket from the local GAA club.. Tom Power Jnr Dungarvan collected the second prize of three thousand euro and got his ticket through Kilgobnet GAA. One thousand euro went the way of a combine effort from Deirdre Kelly/Jenny Flynn who got their ticket through Dungarvan GAA club. Debbie Carroll from Dunmore Road Waterford was another E1000 winner having made her purchase through Erins Own GAA club.

Among the other winners on the night were Bobby Lyons Dungarvan GAA, Ann Ryan Springmeadows and Waterford Supporters Dublin Branch, and Sharon Curran, Hillview Drive Dungarvan GAA. All three won the nice sum of five hundred euro each. For all the winners please see Waterford GAA site. The next draw will be hosted by Kilmacthomas GAA club and takes place on Wednesday 25th July. If you have not already joined the draw and wish to do so please contact your local GAA club for details. Remember this draw is for the clubs with a seventy per cent return. The finance raised will help enable clubs to continue to promote our National games as well as put in place facilities for generations to come.

GAA CUL CAMPS

The above camps are up and running and this weeks sees them taking place in Na Gael (Dunhill), De La Salle Gracedieu, Passage, Ballygunner 1, Brickies and Ballyduff Upper. Beginning week commencing 16th the camps will be held at Ballygunner 2, Mount Sion, Kilrossanty, St Saviours, Clashmore and Cappoquin. No doubt it takes a huge amount of coordinating to see 44 camps completed over the months of July and August, catering for well in excess of four thousand children. Needless to say the camps are an established part of the Summer months where memories and the friendships will last a lifetime.

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