Waterford Football Semi-Final Previews

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The Waterford SFC semi-final games come around this weekend, just a week after the quarter-final round. The reigning champions Rathgormack are safely through and will face Gaultier on Sunday. Before that, Ballinacourty take on The Nire on Saturday night.

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Ballinacourty topped Group A after two convincing wins. In fact, over both games they tallied up a score of 4-41. They carried this form in the quarter-final and saw off An Rinn by 2-17 to 2-08. After losing the final last year, Ballinacourty are not dropping their heads. If they win the championship this year, it would be their first since 2013.

The Nire are Ballinacourty’s semi-final opponents. The 2018 winners are no strangers to the final of this Championship. In addition to ’18’s victory, they won in 2014 and 2016 and lost the 2017 final. After topping Group B they play Kilrossanty in the quarter-final. In the end, they won 2-09 to 0-08 to march on.

On Sunday afternoon Group B runners-up Gaultier challenge the holders Rathgormack.

Gaultier recovered from losing their group game against The Nire by seeing off Brickey Rangers 1-15 to 2-07 in the first knockout round. Gaultier have never won the Championship. The closest they have gotten is the final in 1996. Now, they have a chance to the return to the showdown.

Holders Rathgormack picked up where they left off from last year. After cruising through their group, they won their quarter-final convincingly. Clashmore Kinsalebeg were the victims. 4-10 to 0-11 was the final scoreline.

The winners of the Waterford SFC semi-final ties are scheduled to compete in the final they following week.

Waterford SFC Semi-finals:

Ballinacourty vs The Nire, Saturday 26th September, 7pm (Fraher Field).

Gaultier vs Rathgormack, Sunday 27th September, 2pm (Walsh Park).

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