Connors bounces back to lift Cup

December 06, 2017

Stradbally celebrate their senior football championship victory over The Nire. Photo credit: @WaterfordGAA

Stradbally captain Tommy Connors put a nightmare period of injuries behind him to accept the Waterford senior football championship Cup last weekend.

Extra time was needed to separate the sides as Stradbally held on for a one point win and it was a special moment for Connors who has spent his fair share of time on the treatment table this year.

Connors came back from injury for the final and was introduced as a half time substitute before going on to kick a point as Stradbally were crowned champions.

"The Saturday before the All-Ireland I fractured my leg and I was out for six weeks. I came back for two weeks and then I was laid up with the thumb. I had it in a cast for three weeks," Connors told the Waterford News & Star.

"I took off the cast the other day, bandaged it up and supported it very well. Luckily enough, it held up. I'm not after a great run to be honest, but luckily enough I was able to play a part in the final."

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