Round 1 of the Co. Senior football Championship continues this afternoon.
The Nire and Clashmore / Kinsalebeg meet in Ardmore at 2:30pm.
The Ballymacarbry outfit narrowly missed out on winning back to back titles last year as they lost to Stradbally after a thrilling decider that went to extra-time.
The Nire selector Tom Guiry told WLR Sport there’s never much to choose between the teams.
Tom says it was a long year in 2017 but they are raring to go again.
Tom says Clashmore have plenty of talented of footballers in their ranks.
Fraher Field plays host to a double bill this evening.
It’s a local derby clash in the opening game as Ballinacourty entertain Brickey Rangers from 6.00pm.
Kilrossanty and An Rinn will meet at 7.30.
Both teams reached the semi finals last season and this game is expected to be one of the best games of the weekend.
Emmet Doherty the Kilrossanty manager days it would be great to get off to a winning start this weekend.
In yesterday’s action, Stradbally opened their defence of the Conway Cup with a 1-12 to 0-7 victory against Ardmore at Leamybrien.
Ardmore led by five points to three at the break but Michael Sweeney’s goal on 33 minutes proved decisive.
The champions kicked 18 wides over the hour and Reds Manager Stephen Cunningham admitted that it was an error strewn performance
Jason and Stephen Curry raised green flags as Rathgormack defeated Gaultier 2-11 to 1-6 in Kill.
Jordan O’Sullivan inspired Portlaw to a 0-9 to 0-6 win over fourteen man Dungarvan.