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Date: April 1, 2024


Rathgormack Reach the Knockouts Rathgormack 3-9 Dungarvan 2-7

Playing at home last Sunday morning, Rathgormack qualified for the knockout stages of the Division 2 Minor football championship with a well deserved 0-5 win over Dungarvan in John Curry Park. First half goals by Gavin O Keeffe, Adam Murray and Reece O Mahony gave the winners a 3-4 to 1-3 half time lead with Dungarvan full forward David Flynn scoring their goal.

Dungarvan improved in a second half that they won by 1-4 to 0-5 with Owen O Callaghan (1-2) and Johnny Burke scoruing for the Blues. However, second half points per Peter Walsh(3f) and Adam Murray (2) ensured a good win for the home side.

Scorers :  Dungarvan : Owen O Callaghan 1-3(3f), David Flynn 1-1, Fionn Nagle, Gabriel McGovern and Johnny Burke 0-1 each. 

Dungarvan : Dylan Cliffe; Michael Burke, Lorcan McGovern, James O Callaghan; Alex Shanahan, Johnny Burke, Rian O Dwyer; Oisin Morrissey, Gavin Christopher; Gabriel McGovern, Tristan Loftus, Lee Lannon; Owen O Callaghan, David Flynn, Fionn Nagle. Sub : Conor Davidson.


Club President Margaret Cunningham unveiling the stone in our club grounds depicting  the names of our club players who won All Ireland medals with Waterford County teams.

Jim Burke’s All Ireland Junior Hurling medals from 1934

Engraving on Jim Burke’s medals.

Jimmy Dwyer’s minor hurling medals from 1929


Peter as a selector on our County under 16 1993 football champions winning team. First on left back row.

His many friends in the Dungarvan club and indeed in all the clubs in the locality were saddened to hear of the death of Peter Ferncombe, Caseyville on Easter Saturday.

Peter was the father of a family that has served the Dungarvan club for over 40 years and his sons Michael, Pepe, Paddy, Morrie and John Joe helped in a big way to bring underage and senior honours to the Blues in both hurling and football.

The club extends its sympathy to Peter’s wife, Mary and daughters Jackie and Shelley and all of this great gaels relations who mourn the loss of a great family man this week.

Peter always encouraged his children on the playing fields and he used often say that all he wanted was the club to do well. As a clubman, he gave exceptional service to us since he joined in 1978 as a worker, fundraiser, committee member, selector and supporter, the full range of a true cluman which Peter Ferncombe certainly was in the Dungarvan club.

On the field of play, Peter was the first Ferncombe before his children to win a County senior football medal when he lined out in defence on the Brickeys championship winning team of 1963. In the 1970’s Peter gave much time in developing underage in the Eire Og club and then with us he gave every spare minute of his sporting life to helping the team’s progress.

There was no prouder man in the town when our seniors won the three in a row County senior football titles from 1990 to 1993 with his sons playing such a key role in achieving those successes.

Though not in the best of health for the past two years, Peter always wanted to know how the club was doing and the result of every match we were playing.   These are the true signs of a real clubman and that is one thing Peter Ferncombe certainly was.

Another of our great stalwarts has sadly gone from us now  but Peter like those gone before him, will always be remembered with great fondness and thankfulness by his friends in the club for his involvement during his life.

Peter’s funeral takes place on Tuesday evening and his burial mass will be said in the Parish chapel on Wednesday morning April 24th at 11am. R.I.P.



Our intermediate footballers played their first game in this year’s Western IFC in Bushy Park last Saturday afternoon and a strong last quarter ensured a 0-9 win against good opposition.

Gavin Crotty in possession

Playing against the wind, we were level at half time on a score of 0-6 each with five of our scores coming from the booth of Gavin Crotty.

Points after the break by Jack Lacey, Kenny Moore(2) and Michael Kiely helped us to a 0-10 to 0-7 advantage but a fine comeback by Sliabh gCua left just 0-1 the difference at 0-10 to 0-9.

Thomas Duggan on left and Henry O Keeffe discussing GAA related matters.

The team’s fitness shone in the final quarter during which we kept our opposition scoreless and we went on to record a tally of 1-5.

John Curran on left and Michael Kiely

Gavin Crotty kicked 0-5, the other point was scored by Ryan Donnolly and in the final play of the game, Gavin provided for Ryan to register the only goal of the game. The final scoreline was unfair to a gallant Sliabh gCua side who contested well throughout.

Subs heading for a half time kick about

Scorers :

Gavin Crotty 0-9(5f), Ryan Donnolly 1-2, Kenny Moore 0-2, Jack Lacey and Mike Kiely 0-1 each.

Brendan McCourty in possession ahead of Luke O Callaghan

Team :

Mark Boland; Gavin Power, Conor Sheridan, Aaron Donnolly; Darragh Lyons, John Curran, Derek Barry; Jack Lacey, Michael Kiely; Luke O Callaghan, Kenny Moore, Kealan Daly;  Joe Duggan, Gavin Crotty, Ryan Donnolly. Subs : Patrick Curran, Luke Egan.



Our junior ensured a second football team in the club this year when they lined out at home to Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg in the first round of the County championship last Friday evening.

Trailing against the wind at half time by 2-7 to 0-1 , the team pushed the winners all the way in a second half that they won by 2-5 to 0-3.

Our goals came from team captain Sean Hyslop from the penalty spot and from corner forward Kevin Sheehan.

We lined out as follows : Tadhg McCombe; Patrick O Reilly, Robert Havens, Aidan Connolly; Denis McGrath; Seamus Cunningham, Sean Hyslop; John Havens, Mike Ameglio; Ryan Duggan, Conor Sheehan, Brendan Cullinane; Kevin Sheehan, Jonathon Shaw, Liam Sheehan. 


Our under 15 footballers enjoyed two great victories in the County championship over the weekend.

Both games were away from home with the first being played in Waterford on Friday evening against Roanmore. In a thrilling finish the lads won by 2-9 to 2-8. On Monday  the 8th, they were back on the road again and they beat Gaultier by 2-7 to 1-9 in another thriller.


JJ Kavanagh and Sons County Senior Hurling Championship                                                                                                                Dungarvan 0-22 Tallow 3-12 This wasn’t the best of the six SHC games played over the weekend but it possessed perhaps the best goal of all with Tommy Ryan’s second green flag in the 54th minute from an inch perfect Paul O Brien pass, the latter back after a lengthy spell injured and the former County player was impressive on his return inside the white lines. Trailing by 0-18 to 0-12 in the 51st minute, Ryan struck green first from a peno after sub William Henley had been upended and two minutes later Tommy scored his wonder goal which was highlighted on TG4 last Monday evening. The Tallow player’s third goal into an empty net from a William Henley pass in the 62nd minute levelled the game before Dungarvan’s Gavin Crotty came up trumps for the locals with the winner in the third of the five minutes of added time. The Bridesiders could have had a close in free at the end for a foul on Tommy Ryan which may have levelled the game and nobody could have quibbled about an equal sharing of the championship points. However, Tallow should have had this game wrapped up as hero come villain Tommy Ryan missed seven very score able free taking opportunities and one must question the Tallow sideline for not giving the placed ball duties to a free taker of the calibre of Ryan Grey after a few misses. Tallow had first use of the strong wind and they led at the break by 0-10 to 0-8. The teams were level on five first have occasions, the first in the 4th minute after an exchange of scores between Jordan Henley and Patrick Curran(f). The Dungarvan free taker enjoyed better fortune than his Tallow counterpart and he finished the game with 0-10(8f, 1’65’) behind his name. Tallow shot seven first half wides and Dungarvan five. The first half was , in essence, a free taking dua,l accounting for eleven of the 18 successful attempts. The Dungarvan player edged this period of the game by 0-6 to 0-5 while Tallow struck 0-4 from play per Jordan Henley(2), Darah Buckley and Ryan Grey. On target for the winners were Gavin Crotty and Cormac Curran whose team did not score from play from the 12th minute to half time. It was only in the second half that Tommy Ryan exerted his influence when moved out from the full forward line. With the wind behind them , the Blues were back on level terms by the 35th minute at 0-11 each following scores by Patrick Curran(f), Jamie Nagle and Cathal Curran with Tommy Ryan missing two frees during these minutes. Dungarvan enjoyed their best spell at this stage with further minors by Nagle, Gavin Crotty (2), Jack Lacey, Patrick Curran(2) and Kieran Power with a lone reply by Jordan Henley. This left the winners 0-18 to 0-12 ahead and they had one foot in the winner’s enclosure. However, Tallow received a lifeline with a correct penalty decision and Tommy Ryan’s successful strike breathed new life into the Bridesiders. Ryan’s second goal encouraged Tallow further and his third looked as if Tallow had secured a draw at least. But Dungarvan showed solid resolve after all three green flags with Cathal Curran, Ryan Donnolly, Patrick Curran and Gavin Crotty pointing immediately. There is little currently between these sides but both are off the mark required to make a serious impression in this year’s championship on the form displayed in this game. Dungarvan’s Top Three :

Gavin Crotty, Kieran Power, Patrick Curran. Tallow’s Top Three : Tommy Ryan, Jordan Henley, Paul O Brien. Observer’s Man of the Match : Tommy Ryan. Number of Scorers : Dungarvan : 8. Tallow : 5. Scores From Play : Dungarvan : 0-13. Tallow : 2-6. Frees For : Dungarvan : 14. Tallow : 16. Wides : Dungarvan : 10. Tallow : 13. Score of the Match : Tallow’s second goal engineered by Paul O Brien and executed by Tommy Ryan. Scorers : Dungarvan : Patrick Curran 0-10(8f, 1’65’), Gavin Crotty 0-4, Cathal Curran and Jamie Nagle 0-2 each, Cormac Curran, Kieran Power and Jack Lacey 0-1 each, Ryan Donnolly 0-1f. Tallow : Tommy Ryan 3-6(1-6f), Jordan Henley 0-3, Paul O Brien, Darah Buckley and Ryan Grey 0-1 each. Teams : Dungarvan : Gavin Power; Luke Egan, John Curran, Sean Ryan; Jamie Nagle, Kieran Power, Kenny Moore; Cathal Curran, Jack Lacey; Darragh Lyons, Kevin Daly, Cormac Curran; Patrick Curran, Ryan Donnelly, Gavin Crotty. Subs : Conor Sheridan for Kevin Daly(45), Michael Kiely for Cormac Curran(58), Aaron Donnolly for Kieran Power(inj. 60). Tallow : Shaun O Sullivan; Jake Beecher, Mark O Brien, David O Brien; Darragh Mulcahy, Robbie Geary, Ken Kearney; Jordan Henley, Kieran Geary; Bob McCarthy, Ian Beecher, Paul O Brien; Darah Buckley, Thomas Ryan, Ryan Grey. Subs : Tommy Daly for Kieran Geary(45), William Henley for Bob McCarthy(46), Rob O Sullivan for Ken Kearney(52). Referee : Tom Mansfield (Affane/ Cappoquin).




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