GAA Club Notes
Published 30/06/2015 | 16:40
We had a truly memorable weekend hosting our wonderful guests from Castlebar Mitchels in Mayo and Gaultier in Waterford at the national Féile Peil. There was a great atmosphere around the clubhouse and many new friendships were forged which will no doubt stand the test of time.
Our boys and girls did us proud on the field and they were an absolute credit to the club, along with their dedicated mentors.
Competing in the tough Division 2, the boys took a while to get going but finished their first game on Friday in strong fashion before losing to Clann Eireann from Lurgan in Armagh by 4-3 to 0-4.
Their next display was the best of the weekend as they recovered from a deficit of eight points at one stage to draw (2-6 each) with Myshall from Carlow who ended up as winners of the shield.
On Saturday morning our visitors from Castlebar Mitchels showed their strength to win by 6-4 to 1-0, but we still had a shield quarter-final to look forward to.
The outcome hung in the balance for a long time until Ardboe from Tyrone pulled away to triumph by 3-9 to 2-5, but we gave them one hell of a battle. Hard luck to Castlebar who lost the cup semi-final on Sunday morning by two points.
Our girls were on the road to Castletown on Friday where they lost to Walterstown from Meath and the hosts, while they were beaten by Gaultier on Saturday.
They were so unlucky in Saturday's shield quarter-final when they were pipped by Erin's Own from Kilkenny after extra-time on a 4-0 to 2-5 scoreline. This was a superb performance by the girls and they didn't deserve to end up on the losing side.
Hard luck to Gaultier who were pipped by a point in the Division 3 final.
There was a huge effort involved in the clean-up both before and after the weekend. The pride in the club shone through and long may it last.
Best wishes to the Seniors who travel to Mersheen on Thursday to play St. James' at 8 p.m. in the league. A victory would leave them in the shake-up for a semi-final spot.
The winning lotto numbers on June 29 were 4, 9, 21 and 27.
Well done to the Senior team who had an excellent 2-15 to 1-13 away win against Oulart-The Ballagh in the first round of the championship.
Hard luck to the Intermediates who were beaten by Blackwater at home on a 3-10 to 1-6 scoreline.
The club is hosting a 6k fun run and walk plus a 10k road race on Sunday, August 23. Register online at any of the following: www.shelmaliers.ie and follow the link; go to active.com or runireland.com
Early registration is advised and the deadline is August 7. Races will start at 11 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. and there will be ample car parking. Shower facilities and refreshments will be available afterwards. On-site race day registration begins at 8.30 a.m.
The new black and amber gear is available to buy from Anne-Marie Kelly (087-2419712) or Therese Sheil (086-3712224). The prices are as follows: under-age skort, €15 with free socks; adult skort, €20 with free socks; anyone who brings in €50 on their sponsorship card for the camogathon will receive €5 off the price of their skort.
ST. MARY'S (ROSSLARE)
The lotto jackpot of €4,600 was not won. The numbers were 10, 12, 21, 26 and bonus 36. Ann Duggan was a match three winner.
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.
June special offer for children: club jersey, club socks and shorts for €55.
Just a quick reminder that booking for this year's Cúl Camp is now open online. This year it will be from July 20 to 24 in Tagoat and it really is a great week of fun.
This year children get a back pack, a jersey and a half zip training top! Book online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
Date for your diary: July 18 - St. Mary's Rosslare will hold their first summer event, 'summer session', at the Complex in Tagoat. With bands, a D.J., barbeque and much more, it's an evening you won't want to miss. Over-18s only. Tickets (€10) are on sale now! Tickets will be on sale from the club shop every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.
The Minor footballers beat St. Mary's Maudlintown by 2-11 to 2-6.
Well done to all who completed the annual cycle from Mizen Head to Rosslare Harbour in aid of St. Mary's Rosslare and the R.N.L.I., especially our own club members - we are very proud of you all!
Congratulations to Eamonn and Joanne Power on the birth of baby Conor last week, another little man who will wear the blue and yellow jersey!
Our Seniors played their penultimate league fixture on Tuesday last week when they travelled to Rathangan to take on St. Anne's in ACHL Division 1. Both teams were short several regulars for the usual reasons but it still turned out to be a competitive and entertaining game.
Aided by the breeze and inspired by the outstanding Richie Kehoe and Jim Berry, we led by 0-12 to 1-5 at half-time. St. Anne's got to within a point in the second-half but we finished strongly to eventually win by five points on a scoreline of 0-22 to 1-14.
Our scores came from Jim Berry 0-12, John Bridges 0-3, Richie Kehoe 0-2 and Shane Wilde, Dean Walsh, Con O Donnagáin, David Mooney and Barry Goff 0-1 each.
We have one remaining league game left at home to Rathnure but we have already qualified for the league semi-final now at this stage.
Our Junior team was also in league action on Thursday night when we hosted Davidstown in Páirc Charman. We were short several regulars due to work and injuries but still managed to lead by 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time.
We were reduced to 14 men in the second-half when Stephen Kearney retired injured and eventually lost by 0-17 to 1-9. Our scores came from Eoin Roche 1-1, P.J. Mooney and Conor Halligan 0-2 each, and John Bridges, Damien Roche, Ciarán Kirwan and Stephen Kearney 0-1 each. We have one remaining league game now against Gusserane.
Coiste na nOg fixtures: Wednesday, July 1, Faythe Harriers v. Taghmon in Minor in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.; Thursday, July 2, Kilmore v. Faythe Harriers 'B' in Under-14 in Kilmore at 7.30 p.m.; Monday, July 6, Glynn-Barntown v. Faythe Harriers in Juvenile in Piercestown at 7.30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 7, Faythe Harriers 'B' v. Monageer in Under-12 'A' and 'B' in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 8, Oylegate v. Faythe Harriers in Minor in Oylegate at 7.30 p.m.; Thursday, July 9, Faythe Harriers v. Shelmaliers in Under-14 in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.
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 game in a fun environment.
Congratulations to Tommy Hynes who was a winner in last week's Model County Draw. The club would once again like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported the club in the draw.
ST. JOHN'S VOLUNTEERS
Firstly we would like to thank the rugby club for the use of their facilities over last weekend during the Féile. Also a very big thank you to all club people who helped out in getting the pitch and surrounds looking so well and all those who gave their time for everything else over the weekend. Thanks especially to all families who hosted children.
Well done to the Under-14 boys who won the Féile shield final in Ferns against Rathvilly (Carlow). The score was 2-6 to 2-4 after a close-fought game.
Results for the Féile weekend in the league were: St. Brigid's (Roscommon) 2-9, Vols 2-1; Eire Og (Wicklow) 2-4, Vols 1-6; Tubbercurry/Cloonacool (Sligo) 3-6, Vols 3-2.
In the quarter-final of the shield we defeated St. Anne's, and in the semi-final we defeated Carnew by 1-2 to 0-4.
All training times are back to normal this week.
Well done to the Under-14 girls in the Féile last weekend who hosted Erin's Own from Kilkenny. Again thanks go to all who helped out at the weekend and to those who hosted children for the weekend. Training will continue as follows during the week: Tuesday 7-8 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m to 12 noon.
There was no winner of last week's lotto, with the jackpot standing at €18,000. The next draw is in Gaynor's, Hill Street on Sunday, July 5, at 8.30 p.m. Tickets are €2 each and can be bought from any committee member or trainer.
If you feel you can help out in any way with club activities, just inform any of the trainers or committee members. We are always looking for more assistance in all areas of the club.
A reminder to check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
The annual Shelmalier field day which was previously postponed will now take place on Sunday week next, July 12, in Hollymount starting at 1 p.m., so come along for a great family fun day out where the whole parish community will meet to take part in the large range of events.
With the annual Shelmalier sheep racing festival meeting to attract the local punters, hurling and football skills, stalls including produce, flowers, bric-a-brac, bottles, books and of course the finest food stalls and catering facilities, there is something for everyone on July 12.
A special attraction this year is the charity auction where there will be bargains galore for all the family, so make a note: for a great family fun day out the place to be is in Hollymount on July 12. There will be more details next week.
Hollymount was a hive of activity over last weekend as the Shelmalier G.A.A. club welcomed the boys from St. Paul's G.A.A. club, Emo, Co. Laois and the girls from Crosserlough in Co. Cavan as part of the national Féile Peil which took place throughout Wexford, Carlow and Wicklow.
Both Shelmalier teams and their mentors and supporters were a credit to the parish and a very sporting and enjoyable weekend was spent in the parish by both our visiting teams. On the playing field both our girls and boys showed some outstanding skill and determination in all their matches.
The club would like to thank all parents for kindly hosting the players in their homes and to the many supporters who turned out to support our teams in all their matches. We would also like to thank the large numbers of people who worked so hard over recent weeks to prepare our grounds which looked splendid over the weekend and to the many workers who helped make the event happen over the three days.
The Senior hurlers welcomed the Rapparees of Enniscorthy to Hollymount on Tuesday of last week for the sixth round of the All-County league and after a great battle the home team won on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-15.
The visitors got a great start and were four points ahead before Conor Byrne sent over the first point for the Shelmaliers. A goal from Tommy Barron and points from Eoin Doyle, Ciarán O'Shaughnessy and Conor Byrne meant the sides were level at half-time.
A second goal from Ciarán O'Shaughnessy in the tenth minute on the re-start gave the Shelmaliers the lead for the first time in the match, and further points from Ciarán O'Shaughnessy (three) and Conor Byrne (two) ensured a Shelmalier victory.
The Junior 'B' footballers took on Kilmore in the Wexford District championship on Tuesday and after an exciting game the home team won by a goal (3-8 to 2-8). The Shelmaliers dominated the first quarter with early goals from Mark Mythen and Brian O'Connor and points from Colin Redmond.
However, Kilmore came back strong and there was only a point between the sides at half-time. The Shelmalier built up an eight-point lead by the 15th minute but Kilmore pushed hard with David Kehoe, Paddy Doyle and Chris Kehoe strong in defence to ensure a Shelmalier victory. The team's next game is tonight (Tuesday) away to Clonard at 7.30 p.m.
There were no winners of the Shelmalier lotto draw of June 22 which stood at €6,200, with the numbers drawn being 10, 15, 19 and 27. There were four match three winners and they were Wayne Duggan, Jim Quirke, Paudie Devereux and Margaret Walsh, with each lucky winner receiving €50.
Our Children's Officer, Janine O'Gorman, met with our Under-8s and their parents last Wednesday to welcome them to the club.
Our Under-10s played a great game last week against the Martin's, narrowly missing out on a result. We wish Jane Murphy a speedy recovery from her finger injury.
Our Senior ladies began their championship campaign versus Buffers Alley in Monamolin last Monday. Unfortunately, the game did not go to plan and the girls must rally now for the next round v. Oulart-The Ballagh on July 7.
A disco for first years and up will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, June 30, from 8.30 to 11 p.m. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets are all sold out!
A disco for fourth to sixth classes will be held on Friday, July 3, in the clubhouse from 8-10 p.m. Admission is €3 and pay on the door. September 2015's fourth class will be welcome. Children are to be dropped off at and collected at the door please.
Our Under-9 boys travelled to Naas on Saturday to take part in a blitz and while they lost their final they had a great day. Our three Under-12 teams are out on Tuesday evening.
Our Under-16 hurlers play on Monday in Killurin at 7.30 p.m.
Our Minors had a comfortable win over the Volunteers in football on Thursday in Killurin and play again next Wednesday versus Shelmaliers in hurling in Killurin.
Well done to our Under-12 girls who thrilled their supporters with an excellent win on Wednesday evening.
Our visitors, St. Gabriel's of Galway and Loughnavalley of Westmeath, arrived to sunshine in Killurin on Friday evening for Féile Peil 2015 along with Cookstown Fr. Rock's from Co. Tyrone and St. Kevin's from Co. Wicklow.
The boys' first game versus Cookstown was a bit one-sided and we recorded a loss. Next up we met St. Kevin's but the result unfortunately was the same.
News arrived from Páirc Charman that the girls had played Erin's Own and squeezed a one-point win after an excellent, tight game and had then gone on to a comfortable win over the Volunteers. Five hungry teams and their families gathered in the clubhouse (and around the barbeque!) for a very enjoyable evening.
On Saturday, the morning began with a parade around the club grounds to the strains of a piper and then Glynn-Barntown Féile boys met their guests, St. Gabriel's, on the field. The opposition proved too strong for us.
The girls then took on their visitors, Loughnavalley, and it was a close affair for the first-half but Loughnavalley pulled away in the end. This put our boys through to a shield quarter-final in Hollywood and our girls to a cup quarter-final in Blessington later that afternoon.
Unfortunately, after valiant efforts from both Glynn-Barntown teams, the Féile journey ended there for them but our visitors went on to the semi the next day where Loughnavalley were defeated but St. Gabriel's won their semi-final.
Glynn-Barntown club was delighted when news filtered through on Sunday that their visitors had gone all the way to lift the All-Ireland Division 5 Féile Peil Cup for 2015!
All the stops were pulled out over the weekend to look after our guests, and on Saturday a fantastic evening was held in the clubhouse with a disco for the youngsters. Later presentations were made to the visiting clubs and to each visiting player.
Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. and ladies' football clubs would like to thank St. Gabriel's and Loughnavalley who represented their clubs so well at the weekend both on and off the field.
The club would also like to thank the Féile committee for their excellent organisation of the weekend, the host families for their care and hospitality, our sponsors and all who supported the event in any way.
Féile Peil came to the south-east last weekend and Crossabeg-Ballymurn ladies' football club hosted Mungret St. Paul's from Limerick. They arrived Friday afternoon and after some refreshments in the local hall, both teams headed to play two games each in Blackwater.
Blackwater played Mungret in the first match and the Limerick girls won comfortably. Crossabeg then played Suncroft from Kildare and once again the visitors came out on top on a scoreline of 3-6 to 1-4.
The Crossabeg girls had to play Blackwater straight after and the seasiders deservedly came out on top, winning by 4-4 to 2-2 to claim the bragging rights until next time. The evening was finished off with Mungret beating Suncroft by 1-8 to 0-5 before the Limerick girls headed back to Ballymurn to meet up with their host families.
The next morning there was a parade in the Ballymurn pitch for the Crossabeg-Ballymurn boys and girls, Mungret St. Paul's girls and the boys from Enniskillen. A lone piper led the parade around the pitch before a large crowd that had come to cheer the teams on.
After the parade Crossabeg played Mungret and much to the delight of the crowd it turned out to be a hum-dinger. The visitors raced into a 2-4 to 1-1 lead at half-time but the home team showed what they were made of in the second-half and had clawed it back to a point as the clock ticked into injury time (3-4 to 3-3).
Crossabeg had a couple of near misses before Leah Scallan scored a fine point to leave the scores level, a fair result. Both teams then headed to Ballinakill, Co. Wicklow to play their respective quarter-finals.
Crossabeg were first up in the shield against Ballinasloe from Galway and were defeated by 2-6 to 0-4. Mungret won their game against HWH-Bunclody and both teams then headed back to Oylegate for a disco with the boys from Crossabeg, Oylegate and the two visiting boys' teams.
Mungret headed back to Ballinakill after a special Mass in Ballymurn on Sunday morning and they reached the final before they were beaten by a superb team from New York.
The girls that represented Crossabeg-Ballymurn over the weekend were Sarah Nolan, Leah Doran, Cathríona Cullen, Rioghna Hourihane, Polly Frost, Lauren Doyle, Lucy Walsh, Ava Kelly 1-1, Leah Scallan 0-4, Amy Fortune 2-3, Amy Whelan 2-4, Anna Nolan 1-1, Sarah Downes 0-1, Chloe Kavanagh, Sarah Cosgrave, Shaunine McDonald, Róisín Fortune, Mary Moran, Orla Culhane and Aisling Fanning. Two valued members of the panel, Kate Maher and Aisling Foran, missed the weekend as they were away.
Under-6 and -8 football training is on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. The Tom Kenny Under-12 hurling tournament takes place in Ballyroebuck on Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. All support for the lads would be appreciated.
There is Under-16 hurling against Shamrocks at home on Monday, July 6, at 7.30 p.m. The Minors play hurling in Camolin on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.
Thanks to everyone for what was a great Féile Peil weekend, especially to our Under-14 football team and their mentors. A massive thanks to all the parents of the Under-14s for your support over the weekend, particularly host families who transported lads in all directions all over the weekend, and anyone else who helped out in any way.
On behalf of everyone, we thank Joe Kenny and Maria O'Rourke for the huge amount of work they put in to make this Féile weekend such a success. Hard luck to our visitors, Kilpeacon from Limerick. who lost the Cup final.
After competing in the Féile hurling the previous weekend, the Rathgarogue-Cushinstown team turned their attention to the Féile football. The event was played in the south-east with the first games played on our own pitch.
On Friday we got the first score of the game with a Jamie O'Rourke goal against Killoe Og from Longford, but the Longford team eased to a 7-10 to 1-1 victory.
Already trying to come to terms with the placement in a difficult division, the team also was dealt the blow of losing midfielder Niall Connolly with a broken arm. An arm injury had also ruled out Donal Porter so the team was deprived of two influential players.
In the second game we were over-run by St. Pat's Wicklow on a 1-14 to 2-1 scoreline with Jamie O'Rourke getting both goals.
Our final group game was against the team we were hosting - Durlas Og from Tipperary. This was a closer affair with the Tipperary team winning by 3-4 to 1-2. A feature of this game was an excellent goal by Eoghan McAuliffe.
We travelled to Ballinakill in Co. Wicklow to play the shield quarter-final against Wexford opponents Blackwater. Aided by a strong breeze, the Blackwater team led by 5-5 to nil. The Rathgarogue-Cushinstown charge in the second-half was led by a hat-trick of goals by Gary Porter but Blackwater held out to win by 7-5 to 5-3.
It was a valiant team effort by all with some excellent performances by Aodhán Slattery, Luke Connor and Darragh Roche, but the tiredness from the hurling Féile, the misfortune of injuries and the placement in a difficult group meant that it was a tough weekend of games.
Well done to the Under-14 footballers who competed in the Féile last weekend, and well done to the club we were hosting, Ballinderry Shamrocks.
Thank you to all of the households who were kind enough to take in some players from Ballinderry. Well done to the organising committee on a fantastic Féile from start to finish.
Our Senior hurlers take on Adamstown in Adamstown on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Watch out for news on the upcoming annual Shamrocks monster quiz which will be held in the I.F.A. Centre. Get your thinking hats on.
Phew, what a great weekend for the club. Both our boys and girls got to the Féile shield semi-finals on Sunday morning. That was as far as they both got, but even that was a great experience.
It is a little consolation that the boys lost their first game to the eventual overall winners, Austin Stacks of Tralee, by one point. Every player and parent of both panels should be proud of their effort. Playing county champions will raise our team's standards for the upcoming championships.
We were delighted to host the girls' team from Ballymaguigan, Co. Derry and the boys' team from Balyna, north Co. Kildare. Maybe we will go and visit them next year.
The good news is that Wexford are hosting the hurling and camogie Féile in 2017. We get to do the same again then.
Meanwhile, under-age games get back to normal. Please see the noticeboard, wexfordgaa.ie/coistenanog or kilaneringaa.ie for fixtures.
On a sadder note, the club sends its condolences to Jim and Ailish O Connor of The Rock, whose father, Barney, passed away during the week. Jim and Helen's children all play under-age in the field.
There was no jackpot winner in the last lotto draw. The numbers were 8, 15, 17, 22. There were two match three winners who receive €100 each. The next draw is on Monday, July 6, in The Gap.
Our Junior hurlers had two good wins last week, beating Adamstown in the Foxe Cup by 5-15 to 0-7, and beating Tara Rocks by 1-13 to 1-7 in the league.
This week's fixtures are: Junior 'B' football v. Ballymitty in Grantstown on Thursday at 7.30 p.m., and the Intermediate footballers play Rosslare on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Tagoat in the league.
The club lotto takes place this Tuesday night, when the jackpot will be €7,100, so have your tickets in the centre at 7.30 p.m.
Well done to Jim Doyle, Assagart and Eoin Kelly, Castlehaystown who won prizes in the final Model County Development Draw this month. The club would like to thank all those who bought County Development Draw tickets for the ongoing development of our club and promotion of our games for the young people of the parish.
The Under-14 Féile footballers achieved a remarkable success last weekend when they just fell short to the delight of Kerry's Austin Stacks, Tralee. When the going got tough against the men from the Kingdom, Gorey struck 1-3 without reply to force extra-time, as Callum Travers earned the goal.
Fatigue soon kicked in though but the lads did themselves proud. Throughout their group games with Athenry, Bray Emmets and New York, their quarter-final with Templeogue Synge Street and their semi-final against Eoghan Rua, they showed outstanding guts and resolve.
Their only other loss was suffered when they met New York. Well done to the entire team and their mentors who have done their club, town and county proud, and to all those who helped out with arranging hospitality for our guests from Athenry G.A.A. club.
Niall Kirwan organised a unique fundraiser for the development/charity cycle on Sunday when eight hurling clubs organised a Senior tournament. Group A consisted of the hosts, Blackwater, Rower-Inistioge and Glynn-Barntown while Rathnure, Adamstown, Cloughbawn and Glenealy played each other in Group B.
Gorey defeated both Blackwater and the Rower but had to settle for a draw when they faced Glynn-Barntown. Gorey played Rathnure in the final but the final puck of the game saw them lose by 2-10 to 2-9.
Congratulations to Eoin Conroy and Conor McDonald who were instrumental in the county Under-21 hurlers' provincial semi-final dismissal of Offaly. Kilkenny stand in the way of their bid to claim a provincial three-in-a-row of titles. Innovate Wexford Park is the venue for that clash, which takes place tomorrow week (Wednesday, July 8).
Conroy and McDonald now re-focus on the task at hand with the Senior squad, who are mentored by Ger Cushe. They meet Cork on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Innovate Wexford Park.
Well done to Pedro Travers and the Wexford Junior footballers who defeated Meath by 1-10 to 0-12 to win the Leinster championship crown last week. They now meet either Cork or Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday, July 25.
Hard luck to the Under-12 camogie girls who lost out to Buffers Alley last week. They play away to Castletown today (Tuesday) at 6.30 p.m. The Intermediate camogie ladies were also defeated by Kilrush while the Intermediate hurlers suffered a 2-15 to 0-12 league loss to Oulart-The Ballagh's second string.
Hard luck to the Junior footballers who lost their league clash with Kilrush by seven points on Sunday. The Intermediate 'A' footballers are in action on Friday in New Ross. They'll take on Geraldine O'Hanrahans at 8 p.m.
Best of luck to the Under-12 hurlers who welcome the Shelmaliers to Gorey tonight (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Tomorrow (Wednesday), it's the turn of the Minor hurlers who face St. Martin's in Páirc Uí Síocháin at 7.30 p.m.
The Under-10 hurlers are at home on Friday when they'll meet Monageer-Boolavogue at 7 p.m. The Under-16 hurlers play St. Martin's at home on Monday at 7.30 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.
To add any piece to the club notes, phone 087-9770497.
It was a fantastic weekend for everyone involved in St. James' G.A.A. club as the club played their part in Féile Peil na nOg from Friday afternoon. Eadestown from Kildare and Banner ladies from Clare and the club players have made new friends.
Both St. James' sides lost out narrowly in the quarter-finals of the shield competitions. We would like to thank everyone involved in the running and organising of the weekend and congratulations on all your hard work in Féile 2015.
There has been a change of venue for the July 11 barn dance. The event will now be held in Thos. Crosbie's premises on the Sheilbaggin road opposite the entrance to the old quarry in Sheilbaggin. Tickets will go on sale this week for what promises to be a fantastic event.
On July 10 the club will host a golf classic in Wexford Golf Club. The entry fee for a team of four is €120 and we encourage all club players to get involved and show their support for the club. To book a tee-time please contact Noel Holohan (086-8658093).
After the disappointment of Nowlan Park, the joy returned to Wexford teams last week. On Wednesday the Under-21 hurlers with Shane Murphy in their ranks defeated Offaly in the semi-final, on Thursday the Junior footballers defeated Meath in extra-time, and on Saturday night it was a delight to see the Wexford footballers at their very best in defeating Down.
Two of the club's stalwarts were awesome in this win, with Kevin O'Grady showing his speed in attack while Graeme Molloy announced his return from injury with a complete defensive display and also kicking a fine point.
Next weekend it's time for our hurlers to get back on top and we wish Matthew O'Hanlon and his team-mates all the best against Cork on Saturday night in Wexford Park.