GAA Club Notes
The undoubted highlight of the week was Ciarán Byrne's incredible scoring performance in Sunday's runaway 7-16 to 1-3 win for the Juniors in the second round of the championship in Páirc Charman.
'Burnie' was on fire at full-forward and fully deserved the standing ovation he got on his way in to the dressing-rooms after scoring 6-5 from play. It was also very encouraging to see five Minors making their adult debuts in this game and all playing their part in an impressive victory.
Team: Matthew Murphy; Dean McGrath, Tadhg Carley, Adam Roche; Stephen Gannon, David Gannon, John Gannon; Colm O Corcora, Paul Gannon; John Clancy, Bobby Clancy (0-1), Stephen Cummins (1-4); Ian O'Leary (0-4, 1 free), Ciarán Byrne (6-5), Jack Ennis (capt., 0-1). Subs. - Seán Ryan for S. Gannon (37), Fiach O Crúalaíoch for P. Gannon (37), Adam Carroll (0-1) for Ennis (39), Eoin Goodison for Cummins (42), Liam Kehoe for Roche (42), Darragh Goodison for J. Gannon (44).
The Junior team in the first round loss to St. Anne's one week earlier was: James Roice; Adam Roche, Tadhg Carley, Dean McGrath; Shaun Donohue, David Gannon, John Gannon; Ciarán Byrne, Paul Gannon; John Clancy, Ben O'Brien, Stephen Cummins; Ian O'Leary, Jack Ennis, Bobby Clancy. Subs. - Seán Ryan for Donohue, inj., Ciarán O'Leary for B. Clancy, Enda Whelan for Cummins, also Paul Bailie and Matthew Murphy.
Meanwhile, the Seniors improved considerably on their first round display against Fethard but unfortunately went down to Shelmaliers by 3-11 to 3-8 in Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday.
Team: Adam Doyle; Colm Heffernan, Michael Hanrahan (capt.), Cillian Lawlor; Brendan Mulligan, David Mooney, Con O Donnagáin; Ciarán Kirwan (0-1), Jamie McDonnell; John Bridges (0-1 free), Eoin Roche (1-0), Fran Cleary; Lee Chin (2-2), Rhys Clarke, Seán Pailing (0-2). Subs. - Philip Cullen (0-2, 1 free) for O Donnagáin, inj. (14), Seán O Corcora for Heffernan, inj. (35), Conor Halligan for Clarke (42), Shane Wilde for Roche, inj. (48).
Well done to Ciarán Kirwan who played at midfield with the Wexford Minors in their 2-14 to 2-11 win over Westmeath in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday, and good luck to him against the Kilkenny hurlers at the same venue this Saturday at 2 p.m.
Well done also to the Juveniles on their impressive second successive Premier championship win, this time against Shelmaliers in Hollymount on Monday by 2-15 to 2-4. Hard luck to the Under-14 girls who lost away to Gusserane on the same night. Two members of the latter team, Ciara Bridges and Lauren Murphy, were on the Under-14 county team which lost to Offaly on Sunday.
Well done to the Under-14 boys who christened their new jerseys sponsored by Parker Industries with a very good 4-5 to 0-5 win over Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in their championship opener in Páirc Charman on Thursday.
Team: Josh Walsh; Jake Giltrap, Cillian Boggan (1-0), Seán Kelly; Liam Cassin, Richie Lawlor, Shane Clancy; Ben Hynes (1-0), Cian Twomey; Lee Donohue, Jack Finucane (0-1), Conor Kehoe (0-3, 1 free); Robert Molloy, Josh Sheil (0-1), Mark Finucane. Subs. (all used) - Patrick Duignan, Conor Shipsey, Jason Gordon (2-0).
The winning lotto numbers from the April 13 draw were 11, 15, 19 and 20.
ST. MARY'S (ROSSLARE)
The club lotto jackpot is €7,300. Last week's numbers were 3, 4, 12, 16 and bonus 38. There was no winner and one match three winner, Catherine Busher.
Membership for the coming year is now open for the club and gym. Please contact Niall McDonnell to renew or sign up (087-2672108). Niall will be at the complex on Fridays from 7-8 p.m.
Fees for 2015 are: adult players €100, adult non-playing members €50, student €50, Under-14 to Under-18 €40, Under-8 to Under-12 €30, Under-6 €10. Gym: €60 for six months, €100 for twelve months, one-off payment of €10 for fob.
The club shop will be open on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. for anyone wishing to purchase hurls, helmets, grips, club gear or place orders.
St. Mary's (Rosslare) G.A.A. club have commenced training for all Under-6 boys on Tuesdays at 6.30 p.m. in our pitches in Tagoat. To be eligible to participate at Under-6, all boys must be in primary school and be aged five or six years in 2015.
For further information please contact Patsy Meyler (086-6381207) or Jimmy Wickham (087-3440732).
Please note Under-8 training has moved to Thursday nights going forward. Any boy who is aged seven or eight in 2015 and would like to join the club, please contact Ciarán Lynch on 087-2409899 for further information.
Thank you to all the children and parents who supported our Easter egg hunt and draw on Good Friday. A great evening was had by all children with over one hundred boys and girls taking part. The winners of our raffle were T. Roche, S. Carroll, B. Culleton and M Harte. Well done to all!
A speedy recovery is wish to Naomhan Rossiter who was injured in a challenge game playing for St. Mary's (Rosslare) against St. Anne's on Easter Monday. We wish Naomhan well and hope he is back on the field of play very soon.
Model County tickets are now on sale, with great prizes to be won. Tickets are available from Niall McDonnell (087-2672108) or any committee member.
Our Under-14 footballers have the pleasure of hosting an international football team in June for the Féile. We are delighted to be welcoming Delaware County Gaels (Delco Gaels) from Philadelphia!
St. Mary's (Rosslare) 0-15, St. Mary's (Maudlintown) 1-6: There was a good start to the Lodgewood Engineering Intermediate football championship campaign for us under a new management team in a windy Rathangan.
We did dominate the game from start to finish and were the stronger side. Our full-back line of Byrne brothers Gearóid and Emmet and Barry Quirke have to be commended on their discipline during the game as they never conceded a single free and were consistent throughout.
Our half-back line of Shane Sinnott, Paul Kinsella and Niall Walsh stemmed any real threat the Maudlintown side presented. Our midfield pairing of the experienced David Murphy and Robert Butler worked well with both doing enough to win the ball and distribute it cleverly to the eagerly-awaiting forwards.
The half-forward line-up of Cian Boggan, Andrew Murphy and Ultan Quirke moved well both on and off the ball, but it was the full-forward line up that was most impressive with Lee Devereux and Tiarnan Rossiter proving to be a deadly duo that the Maudlintown side couldn't handle. Daire Heffernan also had a good game, perhaps a little overshadowed by the Devereux/Rossiter combination up front.
St. Mary's (Rosslare) looked comfortable throughout the game. Their handling and movement were very good and they will be content to get a first win of the championship without two key players, Naomhan Rossiter (injured) and Seán Finan (unavailable) who are due to return in the coming rounds.
Scorers: Lee Devereux (0-6), Tiarnan Rossiter (0-6, 4 frees), David Murphy (0-2), Shane Sinnott (0-1).
Our Junior footballers had a great win in Bellfield against Tara Rocks in the second round of the championship last Saturday (0-13 to 1-8). Scorers: C. Sutton (0-4 frees), J. Neville (0-4, 3 frees), D. Wright, L. Lacey, M. Lillis, D. Whelan and D. Carroll (0-1 each). That makes it two wins from two for the lads in the championship.
Our Under-14 footballers were beaten by five points by Our Lady's Island last Thursday. They play this Thursday against the Starlights in Blackwater at 7.30 p.m.
The Under-16 hurlers play next Monday, April 27, against Bann Gaels in Craanford at 7.30 p.m.
Our Intermediate hurlers play against Ballygarrett in the third round of the league in Ballygarrett on Saturday evening, April 25.
Our Junior hurlers play against Liam Mellows on Sunday, April 26, in Blackwater.
The Scoil Naomh Bríd Under-14 hurlers beat the Gaelscoil last Wednesday in the Féile. They play this Wednesday against Coolcotts in round two.
For up to date news, views or pictures please like the club Facebook page 'St Brigids Blackwater GAA Club', follow the club on Twitter @Blackwatergaa or visit our website: www.blackwater.gaa.ie.
Some businesses have availed of advertising spots on our website. With over 1,500 hits per month it's a great way to get your company known. For details contact 087-2846204 or check out our website.
Can all team managers etc. please avail of our online pitch booking system on our website to avoid confusion with pitch availability now that the long evenings are here? Users can only book training two weeks in advance. If you do not need the full pitch please do not book it.
The Under-14 girls play in the camogie championship on Wednesday against Ferns at 6.30 p.m. in Ferns.
Well done to the Under-12s who hosted a blitz last Saturday. The girls had good wins against Buffers Alley and Ballygarrett. They were unlucky to lose out to Oulart in their last game. Nonetheless, an enjoyable day was had by all. Thanks to all the parents who helped out. Under-10 camogie training is every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. with new players welcome.
All Model County tickets are to be returned to the clubhouse no later than next Friday by 9 p.m. CLONARD
Famed Kerry Senior footballer Tomás O Sé, holder of five All-Ireland Senior medals, will visit Clonard G.A.A. club at their club grounds in Coolcotts on Saturday, April 25. He will carry out an intensive two-hour training session with the club's Minor and adult football teams in their continuing preparation for this year's championship.
He will also meet and spend time with the club's up and coming under-age players. The event will commence at 11 a.m. and all are welcome to come and watch.
The visit will be a great boost to the club and comes courtesy of Netwatch, provider of security services nationally for both business and home, current sponsors of Carlow G.A.A.
Our Minor hurlers (Wygram Gaels) are out tonight (Tuesday) against Horeswood in Páirc Charman at 7.10 p.m.
Our Under-14s went down to Clongeen on Thursday.
Adult hurling comes back with a bang over the next number of weeks. First up is a round of the ACHL, with our Senior team in league action away to the Rapparees on Wednesday in Bellefield with a 7 p.m. throw-in.
Next is our Junior team which hosts Tara Rocks in ACHL Division 4 on Saturday in Páirc Charman with a 4 p.m. throw-in. Our Junior 'B' team is in action the following day when they travel to take on St. Anne's on Sunday at 2 p.m.
The following weekend sees the commencement of the adult championships. Our Senior team is in action on Saturday, May 2, when we take on Ferns in Oylegate with a 2 p.m. throw-in. Our Junior team is in action on Sunday, May 3, when we take on Monageer in Blackwater with a 6.30 p.m. throw-in.
The following weekend sees our Senior team take on Wexford hurling kingpins Oulart-The Ballagh, while our Juniors will take on Rapparees. The Junior 'B' District championship is also due to start in the near future.
Under-age fixtures: Monday, April 27, Juveniles v. Glynn-Barntown in Páirc Charman; Thursday, April 30, Under-14s v. St. Martin's in Piercestown.
For all updated news, under-age games, fixtures, results, lotto, photos etc. with the club, check out our website at www.faytheharriers.com or follow us on Twitter (@faytheharriers) or on our Facebook account for regular updates of club activity.
For under-age training times, contact the following: Under-18, Tony Walsh (085-7645353); Under-16, Pat Henebery (087-2609958); Under-14, Peter Cassin (087-9872010); Under-12, Alan Corcoran (087-2529746); Under-10, Justin Browne (087-2190343); Under-8, Nicky Keeling (086-0832120).
New members are always welcome to the club at any stage. Come along, meet new people, make new friends and learn the skills of our national hame in a fun environment.
Best wishes to Ciarán Kirwan, Stephen Kearney and the Wexford Minor hurlers for their championship fixture versus Kilkenny next weekend in Wexford Park. Best wishes also to under-age player James Henebery who suffered a serious knee injury in a recent game.
Well done to our Senior women, Clonard/Volunteers, who had great wins over Horeswood and Kilanerin recently. The next game is away to St. Fintan's with the time and date to be confirmed.
The Under-14 girls travelled down to Taghmon to take part in the county Féile on Bank Holiday Monday. Our first game was versus Kilmore which we won by 1-1. The girls had all of the possession but just could not send in more scores.
Tensions were high in the last five minutes when the scores were equal but the brave Caitlin Murphy was pulled down which resulted in a penalty which Chelsea sent in to the back of the net and that resulted in a win for Clonard.
Our second game versus Bunclody was another hum-dinger. Again the scores were slow to come but that did not reflect the fast pace of the game, which Bunclody won. Next we played Gusserane and the girls were well warmed up and dominated this game, also winning well.
We reached the quarter-final of the cup where we met a very strong Taghmon team. A very tired and sunburned Clonard team just could not keep them out but played their hearts out until the final whistle when Taghmon secured their win.
We would like to thank each and every girl - Libby Bierney, Ciara Brennan, Niamh Tormey, Hollie Sinnott, Chelsey Pitman, Caitlin Murphy, Casey Jane Jordan, Ellen O'Connor, Emily Kavanagh, Dena Lee Grassick-Bergin, Erin Duffin, Alliot Kutton, Tara Murphy, Zoe Anglim, Caoimhe Brendan Rochford, Caoimhe Kara Lawlor, Tazmin Tamzin Howell, Ciara Shannon.
You did your club proud and your performance on and off the pitch was exceptional. Well done to all our Under-12 girls who stepped up to the mark also and played great football. A big thank you to the management team of Shirley Roche, Brendan Rochford, Estelle Murphy and to all the parents who travelled down and stayed for the day. Your support was much appreciated. Shirley is looking forward to a great season with this talented team.
On Thursday our Under-16 girls travelled away to Fethard to play their first game of the season. This was a tough game which Fethard won well but the score does not reflect how hard the Clonard girls worked. Again the scores did not come easy as they sent many chances wide.
Overall the management and girls were pleased with their first performance despite the big difference in the score.
Team: Kate Kavanagh, Megan Goucher, Chloe Keeling, Ciara Brennan, Niamh Tormey, Hollie Sinnott, Chelsea Pitman, Sarah Murphy, Alannah Anglim, Sarah Murphy, Lauren Gordon, Lauren Roche, Simone Kemp, Rebecca Dowdall, Caitlin Murphy, Tara Foley.
Fixtures: Under-12s play away to St. James' on April 22; Clonard/Volunteers Minors play away to the Shels on April 27.
Registrations are due now ASAP. The last day to pay is Wednesday, April 29 - no registration means no training or games.
Clonard ladies will hold a fundraising draw in Pettitt's from Thursday to Saturday, April 23 to 25. We would ask Senior members and parents to give up two hours of your time over three days to raise much-needed funds for our growing club. A text will be sent out for your times.
Model County Draw tickets are now on sale from Clonard ladies with fantastic prices. If anyone would like to buy one please let one of the managers know.
As always Clonard ladies would like to invite new players to come along and join in our fun training sessions. Training times are: Under-8 to Under-12, Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.; Under-14-Under-16, also 6-7 p.m.; Minor and adult, 7-8.30 p.m., Wednesday.
As always all our match and training updates will be on Clonard Ladies Facebook page or contact the club phone at 085-1397986.
Best of luck to our Under-14 girls and their school team-mates who are playing in a Leinster blitz in Carlow today with the Presentation Secondary School. We hope our Confirmation girls have a fantastic day as they celebrate with Kennedy Park and Scoil Mhuire this week.
Our Under-8 camogie/ladies' football had a great turn-out for first night training on Wedneday. Thanks to all who helped out. Training continues on Wednesdays from 6-7.30 p.m. at the hurling wall. Don't forget hurls, helmets, mouth guards and shinguards. Contact P.J. Gaynor on 086-7318018 for more details.
Both Under-14 camogie teams started their championship campaigns last week, with the Blue team defeated by Bannow-Ballymitty while the Green team came up short against St. Martin's 'A' team. It's a great reflection on the hard work being done at under-age in the club to be able to field two teams and no doubt the results will come.
Well done to the camogie Under-16s who took to the field for the first round of the Premier championship on Monday versus Craanford away and won by two points in a hard-fought game.
Our Under-18 camogie team continued their good run with an impressive display against Rathnure on Thursday. We almost shaded it but had to be content with a draw (1-10 to 2-7).
The Junior camogie team did battle with Buffers Alley in Killurin on Sunday evening.
Hard luck to the Senior girls who played St. Ibar's in the league on Friday in Hollymount. While they put in a spirited performance they went down on a 2-13 to 1-7 scoreline.
Well done to Clodagh Jackman who lined out with the Wexford Under-16 camogie team on Sunday versus Offaly. Wexford were unfortunately beaten.
The Coiste na nOg academy for hurling and football for boys and girls that are in Junior Infants or born in 2009 starts back Saturday, April 25, from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon at the hurling wall in Glynn G.AA.. grounds. All are welcome to come down and try it out. The gear shop and coffee/tea shop will be open. Any enquiries please contact Paudie (087-6479944).
Uner-8 training takes place this week with Barry Goff on Thursday from 6.30-7.30 p.m. and Sunday from 10-11 a.m.
Glynn-Barntown coaches are running hurling before school for Glynn N.S. pupils at the Glynn G.A.A. pitch hurling wall for any interested boys and girls from 8.30 a.m., and children will be walked to school when finished. Starting next week, Mondays are for third and fourth classes and Tuesdays for first and second classes. Please bring a hurl and helmet.
Siblings not taking part can only stay if accompanied by an adult. Any queries, please contact Tony Butler (087-9197865).
Our Under-14 footballers were beaten in the first round of the championship by Ballinastragh Gaels in Kilanerin on Thursday - hard luck lads.
The Under-16 'A' football team also recorded a loss versus local rivals St. Martin's on Monday but will hopefully rally in their second game at home versus Gorey on Monday evening. The 'B' team unfortunately had no better luck against the Shamrocks also on Thursday. They take on Bann Gaels on Monday in Camolin.
Well done to our club Minors Stephen Lyne, James Stafford, Fionn Cooney, Matt Doyle and Ciarán Joyce who represented Wexford in their victory over Westmeath in Wexford Park on Saturday in the first round of the Leinster Minor football championship.
The weekend was a busy time for the adult footballers with the Intermediate team dealing easily with Craanford in Bellefield on Saturday while the Juniors were defeated by Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in O'Kennedy Park on Sunday afternoon by 2-5 to 0-7.
In ladies' football, the Under-12s play Ballyhogue Monday at 6.15 p.m. in Killurin, the Under-14s play Fethard on Monday at 6.45 p.m. in Killurin, and the Junior ladies play St. Anne's on Tuesday in Killurin at 7.15 p.m.
Model County Draw tickets should be returned to Tom, Noel or Suzanne not later than Saturday, April 25.
Please check out the club website which is being constantly updated.
Results: Under-16 football, St. Anne's 3-10, Munna- Abbain 2-5; Under-14 camogie, St. Anne's 2-0, St. Mary's 1-0; Under-14 football, St. Anne's 7-12, St Mary's (Rosslare) 2-2; Junior 'A' football championship, St. Anne's 1-12 Horeswood 0-9; Senior football championship, St. Anne's 1-7, St. Mogue's (Fethard) 0-5.
Fixtures: Wednesday, April 21, Under-16 football v. Rathgarogue-Cushinstown at 7 p.m. in Rathangan; Thursday, April 22, Senior hurling league v. Buffers Alley at 7.15 p.m. in Monamolin; Under-14 football v. Taghmon-Camross at 7 p.m. in Rathangan; Sunday, April 26, Junior hurling league .v Faythe Harriers at 2 p.m. in Rathangan.
The Under-14 boys have qualified for the regional Féile na nGael tournament which will take place on Saturday, June 21.
Training for the Under-6 and Under-8 girls will commence on Tuesday, April 21, from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. on pitch two. Girls will need gumshields for football and a helmet and hurl for camogie. Helmets can be bought through St. Anne's shop - contact Ann Barry on 087-2076869.
For any girl not registered yet, registration forms will be available on April 21. If you have any queries in relation to the above you can contact Geraldine Berry on 087-9474586.
For all your training needs, gearbags, gumshields, socks, nicks, helmets, training tops, hoodies, jerseys etc. are available from St. Anne's shop. To order: call/text 087-2076869 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well done to our Under-16 footballers who got their championship off to a flying start with a good 5-9 to 3-5 win against Geraldine O'Hanrahans in Kilmore on Monday. We have amalgamated with Rosslare this year (playing as Kilross Gaels) and considering that it was our first competitive match it was a very good team performance with some excellent defending, support play and score-taking on display.
Scorers wee Liam O'Connor (Rosslare) 2-3, Diarmuid Cooney (Kilmore) 1-6, Rees Broaders (Rosslare) 1-0, Dylan Jones (Kilmore) 1-0.
Our Under-14 hurlers got the season off to a flying start with a good win over Fethard on Tuesday. Playing with a strong wind in the first-half, they built up a good lead which they never really looked like relinquishing. They held out for a convincing win in the end.
On Thursday night the attention turned to football where they had a tough away fixture against Cloughbawn. Unfortunately, our lads were overpowered by a very strong Cloughbawn team.
The Under-12 footballers also had their first outing of the season last week in a challenge game against St. Mary's (Maudlintown). In what was a good game of football, our boys held out for the win on a scoreline of 4-4 to 0-7.
The Under-10s have their first games of the season on Friday against Rosslare. Parents will be notified by text of the exact details.
Please check Facebook and Twitter for updates and reports from all our games as they happen.
Preparations are in full swing for Féile which takes place in Wexford on the last weekend in June. A joint committee has been formed with the ladies' G.A.A. club and a number of fundraisers are planned over the coming weeks. First up is a breakfast morning in Kilmore parish hall on Sunday, May 3.
It was a disappointing weekend for our adult football teams. Our Junior 'B's lost out to St. Joseph's on Friday night. We started slowly despite having the wind in the first-half. Against the wind in the second-half we really came back into the game but missed a couple of opportunities and finished three points adrift.
Our Intermediate footballers lost out to Rosslare in the second round of the championship on Saturday. Similar to the Junior 'B's we were slow to start and despite a rally in the second-half could not get back in front.
Our attention now turns to hurling. We have the ACHL on Saturday followed by our first game in the Junior 'A' championship on May 3 against St. Martin's.
Finishing touches are now being put in place on our clubhouse and surrounds in anticipation of the official opening on May 17. The place is looking great both inside and out, reflecting the huge amount of work that has been put in over recent months. The new surface on the car park is a welcome upgrade. Can patrons please note and observe the four reserved disabled car parking spaces.
As mentioned above the official opening of our new facility has been fixed for Sunday evening, May 17. The opening will be performed by President of the G.A.A. Aogán Ó Fearghail. The occasion will be marked by a Senior hurling challenge game between Wexford and Waterford which promises to be a competitive encounter only three weeks before each of these sides open their respective championship campaigns on June 7. Definitely a date for the diary.
ST. MARY'S (M'TOWN)
Hard luck to the Intermediate team which was beaten by Kilanerin on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-7 on Saturday evening in Monamolin. The lads were better than what the score shows with a few bad wides killing them in the end.
It was not a bad showing against the joint favourites. There's three weeks now until the next championship game. The break will do them no end of good.
The Under-14 boys will take on Cloughbawn at 7.30 p.m. in Trespan Rocks on Thursday. The lads go into the game after a great win over Davidstown-Courtnacuddy and hope to keep up this good form. Good home support would also be great for the lads.
Leon Nolan, Cian Whelan and Tre Long have all made the Wexford Under-15 county panel. Congratulations to three up and coming stars from all at the club.
If anyone has any old Mary's-related pictures, please, please, please do share them. When the clubhouse is finished we will be doing something with them (with, of course, the owner's permission), so it is important that you do share them.
Model County tickets are currently on sale from the club. The price is €50 but there are some genuinely excellent prizes to be won. Also, it is of great help to the club financially as it helps with the Rocks development. To purchase one please contact 'Flicker' Furlong on 087-2984493.
The club is currently looking for businesses to partake in sponsoring the club. In this sponsorship the business gets a pitchside sponsor board at the side of the pitch at our scenic home pitch in The Rocks and also an advertisement in the club Christmas draw leaflet which is distributed to the homes around Wexford town. If you would like to get involved please private message the club page for pricing.
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Last week's lotto numbers were 3, 27, 29 and 30. There was no winner and no match three winners. Lucky dips were: Ann Casey and Pauline Cummins. This week's jackpot is €10,000. Hard luck to our Intermediate 'A' footballers who narrowly lost by one point to Duffry Rovers in the championship on Sunday (2-6 to 1-8). The Junior 'B' footballers got their District championship campaign off to a good start when they defeated the Shels by 3-11 to 2-3 on Friday.
Our Intermediate hurlers play Adamstown in the league on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Ballymurn, while the Junior 'B' hurlers play Craanford, also in the league, on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Ballymurn.
Well done to Ballymurn school who won the mini-sevens football title last week when they defeated Rathangan.
Congratulations to our Senior footballers who had a comfortable win over Starlights in the second round of the championship on Sunday evening in Taghmon by 1-17 to 1-2. After two rounds, all teams in our group are on two points as attention now turns to the hurling championship.
The first round of the ladies' football championship takes place this Sunday, April 25, against St. Fintan's at 4 p.m. in Piercestown. Hopefully the ladies can build on the good form they've shown in the early part of the season.
Our Under-14 boys played away to Horeswood on Thursday and were beaten by 2-10 to 1-5 by very good opponents who will take a lot of beating later in the championship. Then on Sunday the lads played an excellent hurling friendly against Crossabeg-Ballymurn, winning a tight game by 5-9 to 6-2.
Our Juveniles kicked off their football championship campaign with a home game against Glynn-Barntown on Monday, April 13. In a very close encounter, the lads did really well to pull off a 4-5 to 2-3 win, despite playing into a gale in the second-half.
Then on Thursday, April 16, the boys hosted Gusserane and they won by 4-11 to 0-8 despite only having a four-point lead at half-time, having played with the wind. The emphasis now switches to hurling as we will host Naomh Éanna on Monday, April 27, at 7.30 p.m.
The St. Martin's tennis club spring singles are coming to a close with finals taking place all this week and we wish all the finalists well.
Finally, the club lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, April 12, were 7, 13, 24 and 27, and the big jackpot of €15,000 remains to be won. However, we had three match three winners, each of whom gets €50; well done to Eugene and Christine White, Peg Wilson, and Willie and Kathleen Murphy.
The Senior footballers made it two wins out of two in the championship on Sunday when they overcame a determined Sarsfields side on a scoreline of 3-11 to 3-8 played in Wexford Park. Points from Craig McCabe, Stephen Banville and Eoghan Nolan and a goal from Craig McCabe on the stroke of half-time saw the Over the Water side with a half-time lead of 1-5 to 0-6.
The Shelmaliers started the second-half brightly with a further goal from Craig McCabe and points from Aidan Cash, Brian Doyle and Liam Donnelly saw the Shelmalier building up a commanding lead, however, the Sarsfields came back strongly and a third goal from Liam Donnelly five minutes before time sealed a narrow victory for the Shelmaliers.
The club would like to extend a speedy recovery to Clive Lawlor-Ryan who sustained a serious leg injury during this match. The next assignment for this team is a first championship hurling match against Oulart-The Ballagh in Bellefield in two weeks' time.
The Junior footballers also continued their recent good form with a commanding 2-20 to 0-1 victory over Buffers Alley played in Blackwater on Sunday evening. With Tony Smith and Derek Walsh firing over all available frees and from play, the goals one in each half came from Barry O'Connor and Tony Smith.
The Shelmalier were strong in both attack and defence from start to finish. Other scorers included Michael Feeney, Jody Donohoe, Barry O'Connor and Aaron Murphy.
There are only two weeks remaining before the draw takes place in the Shelmalier Super Draw in Hotel Curracloe on Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m. The excitement is building in the parish and beyond on who will be the proud winner of the first prize of a new Skoda, and the many others prizes in the super draw competition.
The club would like to cordially invite the many supporter of the draw to Hotel Curracloe on May 4 which will no doubt be a great social occasion for the whole parish with music and food served after the draw takes place. The club would also like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who have supported and the many people who assisted with the sales of the tickets since the start of the draw.
The club would like to remind the people who have yet to return their tickets to return them to the club as soon as possible to be included in the draw.
There were no winners of the Shelmalier lotto of April 13 when the jackpot stood at €4,400, and the numbers drawn were 10, 11, 26 and 32. There was also no winner of the match three competition.
It was a busy Easter for our club, starting on Easter Sunday morning. The Under-14 hurlers took part in the hurling Féile blitz in Buffers Alley. Our lads' hard work, constant training and the dedication of the team and their mentors, Diarmuid Devereux, Paul Goff and Patrick Kavanagh, paid off.
They beat Ballygarrett by four points. Unfortunately, they lost out to Buffers Alley who won both of their games.
Easter Monday night's presentation was a great success, held in the parish hall in Camolin, for Under-12s, Under-14s, Under-16s and Minors. Conor McDonald presented the teams with their medals and tops. Thank you Conor for doing this, and signing tops and allowing the children to take photos with him.
The training tops were sponsored by Conor Carton of Carton's Daybreak in Camolin. A big thank you to Conor Carton for the sponsorship. As the teams received their medals and tops, excitement grew as the tops were put on and proud team photos taken.
Patrick Kavanagh, the club's under-age Chairman, congratulated the teams and thanked Conor McDonald for doing the presentation and Conor Carton for the sponsorship. A number of the players have been seen wearing the tops over the last few days and there has been lots of positive feedback from the public.
The club's Facebook page has photos of the presentation night, recent Féile hurling blitz and much more. You can find us on Facebook: CLG Naomh Padraig.
St. Patrick's club will be hosting the Under-14 2015 football Féile, taking place from Friday, June 26, until Sunday, June 28. Many of our Under-14 players' families are hosting the guests for the weekend.
We have received sponsorship for a new set of jerseys for the Féile from Phil Cullen, South East Financial Services, Gorey. Again a big thank you to Phil for this sponsorship. Further details on matches and events will be available closer to the time.
Well done to the first adult football team on beating St. Mary's on Saturday in the championship . The score was 1-11 to 0-7. There was not as good a result for the second team who went down to Naomh Eanna.
Next Sunday has the adult hurlers playing Rathnure in Kilanerin at 2 p.m. in the league. A week later they play away in the championship.
The Under-14 footballers had an easy win over Glynn-Barntown on Thursday to add to their hurling win the week before. Please see www.Kilaneringaa.ie for upcoming events and www.wexfordgaa.ie/coistenanog for all season fixtures.
There was no jackpot winner in the lotto draw held on April 13. The numbers were 5, 9, 11, 28. The next draw takes place in Noel's on April 27.
Please support all home games this season. It is free entertainment. See the club noticeboard for a list of home games.
Under-age membership is now due.
It's been an exciting opening two weeks to the Tom Doyle Supplies Senior football championship and St. James' have certainly made their mark after two rounds. An opening round defeat to neighbours Horeswood was a minor set back but last Sunday St. James' showed their real mettle to beat Gusserane by 3-10 to 1-10 and get two points on the table.
Our Juniors had similar results, winning their opening round versus Taghmon before losing out to Bannow in round two of the competition.
The ladies' football team opened their championship campaign with an awesome display to see off near neighbours Horeswood on a 4-18 to 1-7 scoreline.
There will be a clothes collection on Monday, April 27, to raise vital money for the club. All items such as shoes, handbags, towels, clothes, curtains etc (no bed clothes) are required. For any queries contact Pauline (087-9414955).
The Under-14 boys' first round of the football championship is on Thursday in Gusserane at 6.30 p.m. against Sarsfields.
The Under-14 girls played Sarsfields in Gusserane on Monday night.
The Under-16 boys were playing football on Thursday evening against a strong St. Martin's in Piercestown.
It was a bad weekend for our two football teams. Our Junior 'B' team was beaten by Fethard by 0-16 to 2-6 and our Intermediate team was beaten by Bunclody by 2-14 to 1-8.
Next up in the championship on May 3 are the Junior and Junior 'B' hurling teams. The Junior team is playing Shelmaliers in Pat's Park at 4 p.m. and our Junior 'B' team is playing away to Cushinstown at 6.30 p.m.
Next weekend our Junior hurlers are playing Rosslare in Taghmon on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the league.
Well done to Ian Carty who was on the Minor football team which defeated Westmeath last Saturday, and good luck to Ian, Stephen O'Gorman and Stephen Stafford who line out against Kilkenny in Minor hurling next Saturday in Wexford Park at 2 p.m.
The lotto is on this Tuesday in the centre when the jackpot is €5,600. Have your tickets in at 8 p.m.
The club county development draw tickets are on sale around the parish at the moment. The first draw is on April 29. If you want to win a car or holidays or cash prizes, buy your tickets this week. All sold tickets need to be in by this weekend with Eleanor Murphy.
Our Junior footballers had an impressive win on Saturday, beating Clonard on a scoreline of 3-11 to 0-5. Some of our younger players really stood out, with Ricky Murphy starring in defence, Aaron O'Toole leading the way in attack and Ian Sinnott playing a stormer at corner-back.
Our Senior hurlers continue preparing for their championship opener against Buffers Alley with a league game against Rathnure on Saturday at 5 p.m. in Rathnure.
Our Junior hurlers also step up their preparations this week with training on Monday and a league fixture this Friday. Please contact Willie O'Rourke for further details.
The Minor footballers take the field Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a league championship back fixture. Please come up to support the lads.
There was no winner of the weekly lotto. The jackpot is now in excess of €18,000. Please try to buy a ticket to help support the club and be in with a chance of winning.
The Intermediate football team drew in the second round of the championship on Saturday against Clongeen, so they have a loss and a draw. Well done to the squad and their mentors, Pip, Dan and Tomás.
The Junior footballers took a win over St. James' on Friday evening. They now have a win and a loss. Well done to the team and their mentors, Jack, John, Ned and Mick.
This week is a hurling league and the Junior team travel to Monageer. Check paper for time.
The Junior ladies' football team take on Blackwater this Tuesday in Grantstown with a 7.30 p.m. throw-in. Good luck women!
The lotto draw is on Tuesday in Taghmon. Please have all monies and tickets over to the complex before 7 p.m.
Model County tickets are making their way around the parish. Tickets are €50 each for three draws. We had three lucky winners last year with prizes ranging from a car, a television and a €200 voucher. Tickets can be purchased from any club member. Good luck and thank you to everyone who purchases the tickets.
On Sunday, May 31, the club will host a five km. fun dye run. It's €10 per person or a team of four is only €30 plus a free colour powder. More details are on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
The 2015 Model County tickets are now in circulation with the usual attractive prizes on offer. However, this year winners will have an opportunity to take a cash alternative except in respect of prizes one (cars) and also 4-15.
There will be three monthly draws (April, May and June). Tickets cost €20 for April and May and €10 for June. There will also be a fully paid-up members' draw with five lucky people having an opportunity to win €300.
It would be really appreciated if you could purchase your ticket from your local club as a high percentage of the sales remain in the club. Please contact any club member or the co-ordinators Áine O'Meara or Tony Doran Snr. to obtain your ticket.
Great news has filtered through to the club that our Féile Under-14 team has been selected as the third team to represent Wexford in the upcoming Féile na nGael to take place in Ulster at the end of the June. More news in the coming weeks.
The Minor hurlers play Ferns St. Aidan's on Wednesday, April 22, at 7.30 p.m. in Monamolin while the Under-14 footballers are away to Kilmore on Thursday, April 23.
Training for the Under-6 boys has re-commenced and will take place on Saturdays at 11 a.m. in Buffers Alley. All boys from both Kilmuckridge and Monamolin are very welcome to attend, and training will take place in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. New families are very welcome.
The Kelloggs G.A.A. summer camp for boys and girls will take place in Buffers Alley this year from August 10-14. Please note change of date for this year. Bookings are now taking place on www. kelloggsculcamps.ie
Another round of All-County Hurling Leagues takes place this week. The Intermediate team play St. Fintan's in Buffers Alley on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The following night, Thursday, the Senior team play St. Anne's in Buffers Alley at 7.15 p.m. To finish off the week the second team travel to Our Lady's Island on Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Good luck to all.
The April club development Draw will take place on Thursday, April 30, in the clubhouse at 10 p.m. and promoters are reminded to bring their accounts up to date.
This year the annual fundraiser Shedfest will take place on Saturday, July 11. Please mark the date on your calendar now.
Under-6 and -8 football training is on Tuesday, April 21, at 6.30 p.m. Under-10 hurling training is on Tuesday, April 21, at 6.15 p.m. with a match on Saturday in Bunclody.
Well done to the Under-14 footballers who won the first round of the championship against Craanford on Thursday. Next up is football against Monageer away on Thursday, April 23.
Well done to the Under-16 footballers who beat a good Blackwater team by 5-7 to 3-8 in the opening game of Division 1 last week. Next up is first round of the hurling championship against Liam Mellows at home on Monday, April 27.
Well done to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who defeated Kilanerin's second-string in the championship on Saturday by 4-7 to 1-5.
Team: Seán Sheridan; John Stafford, Brendan Travers, Tom Stafford; Pedro Travers (capt.), Simon Doran, Joseph O'Connor; Conor Hughes, John O'Brien (Ramsfort Park); Dara McDonald (1-0), Pádraig Doyle (1-0), Seán Doyle (0-1); William Cullen (0-2, 1 free), Barry Kinsella (2-1), David O'Brien (0-2, 1 free). Subs. - Kevin Molloy (0-1) for Dara McDonald, Kenneth Byrne for Seán Sheridan, John O'Brien (Cork) for Barry Kinsella, Aodhán Doyle for David O'Brien.
Under-6 and Under-8 camogie training continues today (Tuesday) in Clonattin at 6 p.m.
There is a monster metal campaign under way in aid of the Naomh Éanna development fund and cancer charities. Ger Redmond is looking for your scrap metal to raise money for these two groups. Call Ger on 087-2814304 to find out more.
The Minor hurlers travel to Oylegate tomorrow (Wednesday) for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in. Meanwhile, the Junior hurlers are scheduled to play Davidstown-Courtnacuddy on Friday for a league clash under lights in Clonattin at 8 p.m. The Intermediates will travel to Askamore for a league clash on Saturday at 4 p.m.
The Under-16 hurlers travel to Piercestown on Monday evening where they'll play St. Martin's at 7.30 p.m.
Those interested in mentoring the Under-6s this year are asked to phone Podge on 087-7769171. Training for Under-8s and -10s continues on Thursdays from 6 until 7 p.m.
A fundraiser for the Naomh Éanna charity cycle campaign takes place this Friday at 8 p.m. in the Complex. All are welcome for an All-Star Mr and Mrs night of entertainment. All support is greatly appreciated.
To add an item to the club notes, phone 087-9770497.
It was a bad day at the office on Sunday as boyh our Senior and Junior teams went down to Monageer and St. Martin's respectively.
In a wild and extremely windy Bree our Junior footballers were 1-4 to 0-3 up at half-time but it was always going to be a game of two halves with the wind a very strong deciding factor. As we turned around to play against it in the second period we only scored one point to Monageer's 1-3, leaving the final tally 1-6 to 1-5 in their favour.
Following a good win the previous week against Castletown we were looking forward to another good performance from our Senior footballers against the Martin's in Taghmon later on Sunday evening but unfortunately our Stars never actually got going and were completely outclassed by a livelier and more determined squad and finished on a scoreline of 1-17 to 1-2 in an encounter where we never presented a serious challenge.
Well done to all our mentors who are working hard with all our under-age teams, particularly those who turn up every Saturday morning for our Bellefield nursery which seems to be growing in numbers week on week.
Congrats to the Wexford Minor footballers who recorded a win in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday to secure a quarter-final spot, particularly to our own Nick Doyle who had a tremendous game at full-forward and Diarmuid Byrne who is also part of the panel. And well done to Enniscorthy Rugby Club from all at Bellefield G.A.A. and particularly to the hero of the moment, our own Jack Kelly.