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The Nire—Fourmilewater GAA Club
An Uidhir—Caisleán Cuanach
The Nire-Fourmilewater GAA crest.jpg
Founded:
County:Waterford
Colours:Yellow and Blue (football), Blue and White (hurling)
Coordinates:52°16′14.60″N 7°43′28.31″W / 52.2707222°N 7.7245306°W / 52.2707222; -7.7245306Coordinates: 52°16′14.60″N 7°43′28.31″W / 52.2707222°N 7.7245306°W / 52.2707222; -7.7245306
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Waterford
champions
Football: - - 8

The Nire—Fourmilewater GAA is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Ballymacarbry, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland. The Nire (An Uidhir) and Fourmilewater (Caislean Cuanach) are two separate clubs, with separate committees pulling from the same pool of players. The Nire is the football club in the area and Fourmilewater the hurling club. Both teams play in the Mill Field, Ballymacarbry. The Nire is a half parish with Touraneena, while Fourmilewater is a half parish with Newcastle, County Tipperary. The Nire play in yellow and blue, while Fourmilewater play in blue and white.

History[edit]

The Nire and Fourmilewater are two separate clubs, with separate committees pulling from the same pool of players. The Nire is the football club in the area and Fourmilewater the hurling club. Both teams play in the Mill Field, Ballymacarbry. The Nire is a half parish with Touraneena, while Fourmilewater is a half parish with Newcastle, County Tipperary.

The Nire gained promotion to the Senior ranks when they won the Intermediate County Championship in 1983. They have been senior ever since, in that time they have gone on to win 8 county Senior Football championships as detailed below.

At U-21 (A) level The Nire have been county champions on three occasions, 1977, 1986 and most recently 2004 where they defeated Ballinacourty 0-9 to 0-8 in the Western Final and went on to register a comfortable victory in the county final over Portlaw/St. Mollerans.

At minor (A) level (U-18), The Nire won their 3rd A title in 2014, having defeated Stradbally by 3-11 to 0-6 on 14 May 2014. This team was captained by Jack Guiry. The Nire had previously won 2 minor county championships, the first in 2007 where they defeated De La Salle in the final and the second in 2008 where they recorded a victory over Roanmore.

County Final Victories: The Nire

1993: The Nire 2-07; Dungarvan 1-09

1994: The Nire 2-09; Gaultier 0-11

1997: The Nire 1-08; Dungarvan 0-04

2000: The Nire 1-11; Killrossanty 1-08

2006: The Nire 1-05; Stradbally 0-03

2008: The Nire 0-12; Ballinacourty 0-08 (Replay)

2014: The Nire 0-11; Stradbally 0-06

2016: The Nire 1-17 Ballinacourty 0-8

The Nire reached Munster club finals in 2006, 2014 & 2016 but fell short to Kerry opposition on all occasions:

2006: Dr Crokes (Kerry) 2-5 The Nire 0-8

2014: Austin Stacks (Kerry) 3-5 The Nire 2-4

2016: Dr Crokes (Kerry) 3-15 The Nire 0-6

Honours[edit]

The Nire (An Uidhir)

Fourmilewater Hurling club (Caislean Cuanach) have been senior since 2002. They beat a very fancied Dunhill team in the 2001 Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship final.

Fourmilewater have 3 Waterford Intermediate Hurling Championship titles; 1979, 1989 and 2001.

Notable players[edit]

Tom Wall, Maurice O'Gorman, Thomas O'Gorman, Michael O'Gorman, Brian Wall, Liam Lawlor and Shane Walsh have represented Waterford at senior football. James McGrath was Waterford football captain in 2018 while Shane Ryan, Dylan Guiry, Tom O’Gorman & Craig Guiry played championship. Thomas and Maurice O’Gorman and previously Jim Wall have represented Munster at interprovincial football.

Jamie Barron and Conor Gleeson represented Waterford at senior hurling in 2018.

The Nire-Fourmilewater panel[edit]

  • Thomas O'Gorman - Waterford footballer
  • Maurice O'Gorman - Waterford footballer
  • James McGrath - Waterford footballer
  • Jamie Barron - Waterford hurer
  • Conor Gleeson - Waterford hurler
  • Dylan Guiry - Waterford footballer
  • Michael O'Gorman
  • Seamus Lawlor
  • Brian Wall - former - Waterford footballer
  • Darren Guiry
  • Shane Walsh
  • Liam Lawlor - Waterford hurler

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gleeson hero as The Nire's courage gets just reward". Irish Examiner. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Conor Gleeson and Liam Lawlor power Nire past Ballinacourty in Waterford SFC Final". Irish Examiner. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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