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The All-Ireland Final – What can you say?
It has probably been hard enough for many local people to come to terms with the Waterford loss in the All-Ireland hurling final. How much harder it has been, over the past ten days or so, for the players and their families is hard to imagine. However, it bears stating up front, that Waterford could have done no more than they did, on the field and off it, and everyone is very, very proud of the effort.
For our team, struggling early in the season, to come so close to a Galway team which was in absolutely superb form, was a great achievement. There is no point whatsoever in dwelling n the ‘what might have beens.’ The better team won on the day, but our lads can take great heart from their own efforts and performance.

Naturally, huge credit goes at local level to Shane and Darragh Fives. The brothers have played great stuff all year, and the 3rd September was no exception. It is great to see Shane having now completed a stint of five uninterrupted years on the team, while Darragh has managed to put a string of injuries behind him. Both of them deserve, at the very least, All-Star nominations and have the thanks of everyone in the locality for giving us all an added reason to cheer Waterford on this year.

Those lucky enough to get a match programme at the All-Ireland will have been struck by the amount of local coverage our area received. There was a lovely article in Irish on Jim Fives, who hurled with both Waterford and Galway with great distinction. Shane Fives was interviewed extensively for another article, while a third feature involved an interview with Kieran O’Connor, reminiscing about the time the McCarthy Cup came to Cappoquin in 1959.

Add in the radio interview given by Angela Burke of Church Street on RTÉ, about the tribulations of being a Waterford woman living in Galway, and for sure the All-Ireland had fulsome local coverage all round. Finally, well done to Bridget and Jim Murray and co for the great efforts that went into the decorating of the town in blue and white. The place even managed to be included in Nationwide in the run up to the game.

Nothing to despair about. Roll on next year. This week's picture shows the Galway team photo from 1958, with Jim Fives of Tourin circled at the back left.


  Jim Fives  

Well done Jayson
As everyone hopes there will be a couple of new All-Ireland medal holders in the parish next week, another sporting achievement by a local deserves particular mention this week. Jayson Molumby made his first team debut for Premiership club Brighton and Hove Albion last week, in the League Cup. While it would be lovely to say great things about Jayson’s performance, people might well think that was just local bias.
Therefore, let’s see what the people of Brighton said. The club’s own website wrote:
The most eye-catching name in the starting line-up was 18-year-old midfielder Jayson Molumby, who was neat and tidy in possession throughout and involved in the goal… Skipper Liam Rosenior was found by Molumby’s inch-perfect pass, as he burst into the penalty area and when his shot was blocked, Tilley was on hand to volley it past Ross from ten yards.’
On Twitter, one fan wrote of ‘Jayson Molumby… putting in a composed performance for 90 minutes’. Another Tweeted that ‘Molumby looked composed in the middle of the park, linking up the play in front of Albion’s defence’ while another wrote of how ‘Molumby shows confidence on the ball as he turns and picks out a 40-yard pass over Barnet's defence into the path of Knockaert...’
So there you go. Doing pretty nicely, it seems. A Premiership debut surely awaits before too long. Keep up the good work, Jayson.











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