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Listen: "What you do wrong tonight is right tomorrow night - that's cards"

Listen: "What you do wrong tonight is right tomorrow night - that's cards" Listen: "What you do wrong tonight is right tomorrow night - that's cards"
Aoife Kearns

The Dunhill hurlers were not the only local team to come up trumps over the weekend.

Card playing returned at Harney's in Dunhill for the first time in 18 months last week following the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions last Monday.

The national card game of 25s has many variations across the country, including in 45s in West Waterford and 30s in East Waterford.

Despite being a huge Irish tradition for many years, there are fears the game will fade away, with card players urging younger people to take part.

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Mai Ryan is a stalwart cardplayer in the Dunhill area who thinks 30s is a game that needs to continue for years to come.

"You meet people and get out of the house it's a great pastime I missed them dreadfully during the lockdown.

"Years ago we would have played them a lot over Christmas and in the winter and at Easter time, that's all people had to do

"You just enjoy them and play them to the best of your ability because what you do wrong tonight is right tomorrow night - that's cards," Mai said.

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Our reporter Aoife Kearns visited Harney's and spoke to some of the best players across the county, as their popular 30s night returned.

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