Sunday, September 25, 2022

Rathgormack’s Michael Curry is tackled by St Saviours Aaron Jacob during their Co. SHC round two clash in Walsh Park. Photo: Maurice Hennebry. 

The Nire, Ballinacourty, Rathgormack and Gaultier are through to the quarter-finals of the Waterford SFC.

Conor Gleeson kicked five points as The Nire survived a late scare from An Rinn at Fraher Field on Sunday (1-11 to 1-9).

Donie Breathnach struck a goal for the Gaeltacht side a minute from the end before an injury-time free from Dermot Ryan sealed victory for the defending champions. Gleeson sent over three second-half points off left and right. He also set up a seventh minute goal for Dylan Guiry.

Conor McCarthy, Dean Beresford and Patrick Hurney raised green flags as Ballinacourty beat Brickey Rangers 3-10 to 0-9 in the early game.

Hurney finished as top scorer with 1-6 (1-4 in the second half) while corner back McCarthy grabbed a superb solo goal in the first half. Courty keeper Aaron Beresford saved a late penalty from Tom O’Connell. Conor McGrath got five points for the Brickeys (four frees).

Rathgormack shot down St Saviours by 21 points at Walsh Park on Saturday (3-16 to 0-4). Stephen Curry, Michael Curry and Ronan Elliffe all found the net for the 2019 champions.

Michael Curry was marvellous at midfield with 1-2 while Billy Power and Conor Murray kicked three points each from play. Darragh Corcoran claimed all four points for Saviours.

JJ Hutchinson scored 1-6 (1-2 from play) as Gaultier got the better of Portlaw 1-12 to 1-3 at Carrickbeg on Friday night. 2-16 in two games for the former county man.

The Gaultier captain rippled the top corner of the net inside a minute. Younger brother Dessie was back in the starting line-up. He converted a mark on his return to the team. The winners were guilty of fourteen wides.

Waterford panelist Jordan O’Sullivan netted a second half goal for Portlaw. Veteran Michael Donnelly curled in an eye-catching consolation point.

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