GAA Club Notes
The competitive playing year came to an end on Saturday when the Under-21s lost the District semi-final to Kilmore in Tagoat by 2-12 to 4-2.
The first annual Sars fun quiz will take place on Sunday, November 8, from 6-8 p.m. in the clubhouse. It is open to all players and their friends from Under-10 to Under-14. The winners will represent the club at the Scór na nOg county final on Thursday, November 19. Spot prizes will be presented on Sunday for the best team name and much more.
Anyone interested in entering any of the other Scór na nOg categories should contact the club co-ordinator, David Gannon (086-3332845): figure dancing, solo singing, recitation/story-telling, instrumental music, stage presentation, ballad group, set dancing. All those under the age of 17 on January 1, 2016, are eligible.
Some other dates for your diary: Friday, November 13, venue to be confirmed, annual Mass for deceased members at 7 p.m.; Friday, November 13, end-of-season social night in Kelly's on the corner at 8.30 p.m.; Sunday, December 6, Christmas fun for Under-6s to Under-10s in the clubhouse from 4 to 6 p.m. with Santa the main man on the guest list.
Hard luck to our Minor hurlers who gave a good account of themselves in their Premier Co. final on Saturday, going in at the interval just a point behind after a tightly-fought battle but falling short in the second-half to St. Martin's to finish on a scoreline of 1-19 to 0-15.
Scorers for Glynn Barntown were Matt Doyle (0-7, 5 frees, 1 '65), Jack Pettit (0-6, 1 free), Ben O'Shea and Kevin Mahoney (0-1 each).
On Friday night the Londis O'Brien's local clubs winter hurling league also played out its last games. Despite heavy rain the boys from Glynn-Barntown, Taghmon-Camross, Crossabeg-Ballymurn, Ballyhogue and Oylegate-Glenbrien gathered with great gusto to play on their combined teams. There followed three great games with plenty of support from parents and coaches.
Many thanks to our main sponsor, O'Brien's Londis of Larkin's Cross. Also to County Coiste na nOg Chairman Bobby Goff and sponsor for the words of encouragement afterwards, and to Senior club and county hurling goalkeeper Mark Fanning who was referee in the final game. Thanks to the great support from the five other clubs who participated in this new initiative.
The Londis O'Brien's winter league for Under-8s and -9s drew to a close on Sunday morning with Waterford taking on Galway in a thriller which was end-to-end play and finished in a draw, while Kilkenny and Tipperary battled it out in the second game with Kilkenny coming out on top on this occasion. Well done to Barry and his fantastic team for all their hard work.
Sunday morning also saw the end of the O'Brien's Londis winter league for the Under-7s who flocked in their numbers for the morning's matches and then up for their sweets! Well done to all.
Our Under-11/12/13 boys took part in the Jimmy Doyle memorial match on a very warm Sunday morning in Oylegate. It was great to see how the game evolved with the -11s adjusting to playing alongside the bigger guys and the older lads sussing out the newer lads.
Once we settled down it was a great team performance with skill, passion, bravery and excitement. Both sides could not be separated even after extra-time and Tom Butler's three great goals. Sorry parents, but the winter break has to be put on hold as we're back again next Sunday, November 8, at 11 a.m.!
Our Intermediate footballers played Rathcline of Longford in Killurin on Sunday in the Leinster quarter-final. It was a tight game of solid football but Glynn-Barntown held on despite a heavy onslaught from the opposition in the dying minutes to win by a one-point margin and qualify for a Leinster Intermediate Club football semi-final.
Our long-awaited Under-21 Co. hurling final v. Crossabeg-Ballymurn will take place in Innovate Wexford Park next Sunday, November 8, at 3 p.m.
Well done to our Junior ladies and their backroom team who qualified for a shield final with a three-point win over Gusserane on Sunday. They face Clonee next Sunday, November 8, at a time and venue TBC.
Glynn-Barntown club lotto committee members are delighted with the positive response to their new club lotto which will be officially launched on Sunday, November 8, in the clubhouse. It's hoped that every family using the facilities will contribute to spread the burden in an equitable manner.
Tickets cost €150 for annual membership with a number of payment options. This gives you four chances to win the jackpot per fortnight. Tickets are in circulation at the moment in the parish. Sellers will also call to homes to explain options and give everyone a chance to join. Please visit the club website for further details.
For further information on the new club lotto please contact John on 087-2807679.
Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. club would like to extend its condolences to the Fox family on the sad passing of Liam recently. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
All roads lead to Wexford Park next Saturday, November 7, at 1.30 p.m. when we will play the Shelmaliers in the Co. Junior hurling final. Please come on in and support the boys, get your flags and colours out and support the boys in yellow and blue.
The annual Taghmon-Camross G.A.A. club breakfast morning takes place on Sunday, November 15, in the centre from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., so come along and enjoy a hearty mixed grill, warm toast and a nice mug of tea. If anyone would like to help out, please contact Mai Kelly on 087-9662650.