Ryan's goal crucial as The Nire capture 10th Waterford SFC title

November 21, 2021

The Nire's Conor Gleeson

The Nire landed their third Waterford senior football championship crown in six years after edging out Rathgormack by 1-7 to 0-9 at Fraher Field this afternoon.

Aaron Ryan’s early second-half goal proved decisive for the now 10-time champions after the sides had been level on 0-4 apiece at the halfway stage in Dungarvan.

Dermot Ryan’s free was what sent the would-be winners in level at the break and Aaron Ryan’s strike gave them a foothold after Conor Gleeson had kicked the first point of the restart.

Gleeson’s fellow Deise hurling team mate Jamie Barron would see a black card in the late stages but The Nire still managed to hang on for the one-point victory and their first SFC triumph since 2018.

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