GAA club notes
Coiste na nOg championship and shield winners from 2015 receiving their framed photographs at the renewal of the People Newspaper Group's sponsorship deal for another five years.
Best of luck to the various club teams all set for action this coming weekend.
The Under-14s will begin their campaign for the year in the Féile Peil na nOg Comoradh na Cásca on Sunday. They are in Division 1, Group B, and will be playing three group games on our own pitch, starting at 10.30 a.m.
The first opponents are St. Martin’s, with St. Anne’s and Rathgarogue-Cushinstown also in the group. The group winner will advance to a semi-final clash in Hollymount at 2 p.m.
The Seniors are away to Castletown in their second league game on Wednesday at 8 p.m., while the Juniors will be at home to Kilmore on Saturday at 3.30 p.m.
Well done to Ciara Bridges (2-1), Lauren Murphy and Aisling Halligan who assisted Wexford in a runaway 10-13 to 0-6 Leinster Under-16 championship win over Wicklow in St. Patrick’s Park on Saturday.
The Under-12s will start back in the Craanford indoor hurling tournament on Saturday, March 19. The footballers will be out on Sunday, March 20, in the Féile qualifiers.
Well done to the Minors who had their second win in the football championship last week.
With a total prize fund of over €80,000 on offer to the lucky winners, the upcoming Model County draw, which is promoted by the Shelmalier G.A.A. club, should prove a big attraction to anybody wishing to drive off in a new car together with an array of other prizes.
The Shelmalier G.A.A. club would ask you for your generous support as most of the money raised stays in the club. Tickets for this draw can be obtained from any club member.
Both the hurling teams from Rathnure in Senior and Gorey in Junior visited Hollymount on Saturday in the first league round of the season, with the Seniors narrowly going down to the Mount Leinster men and the Juniors claiming their first victory.
The Seniors got off to a great start with sharpshooter Joe Kelly firing over six points in the first 20 minutes. The Shelmaliers were awarded a penalty when Aidan Murphy was fouled in the square, with brother Brian coming up to fire to the Rathnure net.
Stephen Banville fired over two points to give the home team a 1-8 to 1-3 half-time lead. Rathnure were dominant in the second-half with the sides level after 20 minutes.
The game was stopped for a long period when James Cash was attended to having received a nasty blow to the head. The last ten minutes proved an exciting affair, with the lead changing on many occasions, and Rathnure eventual winners by 1-16 to 1-14. Everybody in the club would like to wish James a speedy recovery.
The Juniors were always in control in their match against Gorey and they got a great lead when an early goal from Stephen Whelan and points from Feargal Hynes, Páraic O’Leary, Denis Kelly and Stephen Corrigan gave them a commanding advantage at half-time.
A second goal early on the resumption from Feargal Hynes extended the lead, with Gorey coming with a late rally in the closing stages to leave a final score of Shelmaliers 2-9, Gorey 2-7.
There was no winner of the Shelmalier development lotto draw on Monday, March 7, when the jackpot stood at €13,400. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 22 and 28. There were six lucky match three winners and they were Joy and Carol, Sandy Doyle, Trish Murphy, Dublin Dan, Niall Byrne, and Mary and Joshua Roche.
All-County Hurling League Division 3A result: St. Patrick’s 3-15, Liam Mellows 4-10.
All-County Football League Division 1A fixture: Wednesday, March 16, 8 p.m., in Tomnahely, Castletown v. Sarsfields.
All-County Football League Division 4B: Sunday, March 20, in The Rock, Castletown v. Tara Rocks.
Castle-Craan Gaels played Shamrocks in the first round of the Minor hurling and won by 3-10 to 0-14. It was a very close match with Castle-Craan Gaels leading at half-time by 0-9 to 0-7.
Shamrocks took over in the second-half and were leading by a point in injury time. The Gaels showed great heart and determination, scoring two goals in injury time by Shane Halpin and Danny Doyle to win by five points. It was a great team performance, so well done to all.
Details of the Under-14 Féile football tournament on Sunday, March 20: HWH-Bunclody v. Ferns; Kilrush v. Castletown. Venue: Ferns. Round one as on list, Round two, winners v. winners, losers v. losers. Round three, play team you haven’t met already. Round one at 10.30 a.m., round two at 11.15 a.m., round three at 12 noon.
The final club registration day will be next Saturday, March 19, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the clubhouse for all members – under-age, camogie, ladies’ football and adults.
Thanks to those volunteers who gave up their time to help clean up the clubhouse last Thursday evening in preparation for the indoor hurling tournament finals this weekend. They did a great job and the help was much appreciated!
The Coolgreany St. Patrick's Day parade is on at 12.30 p.m. and the under-age sections of the club are invited to march once again. We invite all our boys and girls to dress in their club colours and come along for what is always a fun event. We are meeting at the bridge in Coolgreany at 12 noon.
Under-10 and -12 camogie training is on every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. in the indoor arena in Castletown. All new members will be welcome.
A registration evening for ladies’ football takes place on Saturday evening, March 19, from 5 until 6 p.m. in the arena in Castletown.
Training for Under-8s, -10s and -12s continues on Saturdays from 5 to 6 p.m. with new members welcome. Under-16 training is on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. in the arena, Castletown.
Best of luck to our Junior ‘A’ ladies who take on Naomh Eanna in the first league match of the season in Gorey at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19.
At the moment our Under-14s are not back training as we have been unable to find someone to train this team. If any parent is willing to train or knows of someone willing to train this group of girls, can they please contact Louise Weekes (Chairperson, L.G.F.A., 087-7457907) or Deirdre Flood (Secretary, L.G.F.A., 086-8626829) as soon as possible.
Our Bodibro club gear is available to order. Please contact Sandra Cody on (086-1602061) for enquiries.
Castletown-Liam Mellows are proud to announce that our club has been successful in our application to participate in the G.A.A's Healthy Clubs project. Over one hundred clubs around the country applied for this second phase of the project, and just 30 were selected.
This project aims to highlight and improve the health and well-being of our club members and the wider community. Watch this space for more information very soon!
The Castletown family indoor market and craft fair starts back Easter Sunday, March 27, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
If you wish to book a space for €10, please call or text Sandra on 086-3664145. All you need is your table (maximum eight ft.) or rail and your stock! Sell your stuff and make some money! Tea/coffee and refreshments will be available, and entry is free.
We are extremely fortunate to be able to include our indoor arena as one of our facilities. Our astro-turf pitch is one of the largest indoor facilities of its type in the country.
It is 200 ft. long x 120 ft. wide, and the pitch extends to the full size of the building. The roof, at 30 ft. high, has extra height to allow for hurling.
The arena is available for external bookings at an hourly rate of €70, so beat the rain and play in our indoor arena. For availability/external bookings contact Deirdre (086-8626829) or Liz (086-3879321).
The arena calendar is available to view on the club webpage: http://www.castletownliammellows.com/arena.html
Our lotto sales team will be out very soon renewing subscriptions for the coming year, and we would appreciate your continued participation in this, our primary fundraiser for the club.
The first draw of the 2016-’17 ;otto takes place on March 31.
An important update from the Under-10 indoor hurling final. Huge congratulations to our own boys, winners of the 'A' final. There was fantastic celebrations after beating Naomh Eanna in the semi-final and going on to beat Ballinastragh Gaels in the final.
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Clonard hurlers had a good win in their first outing on Sunday last on a score of 0-13 to 0-10 against Marshalstown. Everyone put in a great performance, so well done guys.
Team: Martin Gordon; Michael Kelly, Seán Flood, Darran Dempsey; Colin Edwards, Brian Sheridan, Mark Kavanagh; Mark O'Connor, Colm Browne; Dylan Murray, John Browne, Richie Cleary; David Beary, Aidan Roche, Stephen Miller. Subs. - Richie Murray for Kavanagh, Rory O'Connor, Dom Broaders; manager: Roy Coleman; selectors: Michael Power, Martin Gordon.
Our adult footballers will play their first game in the league on Sunday in Coolcotts against Crossabeg-Ballymurn at 2 p.m. Training continues on Fridays from 8 to 9 p.m. in St. Peter’s. Contact Paul Mooney (086-2329684).
Clonard G.A.A. club will host a hurling and football academy Easter camp on Wednesday, March 30, Thursday, March 31, and Friday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, costing just €15 per child.
Places are limited so get your forms returned to any coach at indoor training on Tuesday between 6 and 8 p.m. in St. Peter’s College sport complex. If you need a form, please contact Mary on 087-9967925.
This camp is open to any children wanting to learn or improve their hurling and football skills, have fun and make new friends. Training will continue over the Easter holidays.
Under-6s and -8s train between 6 and 7 p.m., with Under-10s and -12s between 7 and 8 p.m. every Tuesday in St. Peter’s College sports complex. New members are always welcome to come along. We will return to outdoor training on Tuesday, April 5, at 6.30 p.m. for all age groups.
Well done to our Intermediate hurling team which had good win in the league over the weekend, beating the Geraldines by 0-14 to 0-13. Our Intermediate football team will play St. Fintan’s in the league this Friday at 8 p.m. in Taghmon.
Our lotto jackpot wasn’t won last week. The numbers were 4, 11, 14 and 23, and there were two match three winners: Denis Roche, Slevoy, and Ned Sinnott, Bannow.
Next week’s lotto jackpot will be €2,900 and the draw will be on Tuesday, March 22.
The South East Tops competition will take place in Taghmon Community Centre on Monday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 23, at 7.30 p.m.
The groups taking part this year are Adamstown, Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour and Taghmon. The three groups will perform on each night this year.
Tickets will be on sale this Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in the Centre, or you can contact 086-8369047 to book your tickets.
Last week’s lotto numbers were 7, 17, 23 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners: Margaret Byrne, Michael Cummins, Theo Doyle, Sherlock family and Paddy Meyler. This week’s jackpot is €9,600.
Our Intermediate hurlers beat Oylegate in the league on Saturday by 4-13 to 3-14. The Junior ‘B’ hurlers beat St. Anne’s by 3-14 to 2-15 on Sunday, also in the league, while our Minor hurlers beat St. Anne’s by 3-11 to 2-9 in the first round of their championship, also on Sunday.
They play away against Geraldine O’Hanrahans next Sunday at 11 a.m. Our Intermediate ‘A’ footballers play Duffry Rovers away in the league next Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Crossabeg-Ballymurn G.A.A. dinner dance and presentation of medals to our double-winning Premier Under-21s takes place on Friday, March 18, in yhe Riverbank House Hotel at 8 p.m. Admission is €25, and tickets are now on sale. Come along and celebrate a great year.
Eighteen of our under-age coaches and mentors took part in a child protection in sport awareness workshop in Ballymurn last week. Well done to all and thanks for making the effort to attend this important event.
Under-8 camogie/ladies’ football training has resumed on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Contact P.J. Gaynor for more details on 086-7318018.
Training for Under-10s girls’ football and camogie is next Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.
Our Junior camogie team played St. Anne’s on Sunday morning in Killurin and put in a great performance but were defeated.
Our Senior girls were out versus Dicksboro in the Leinster League on Sunday afternoon (away) where the girls worked extremely hard and showed great determination to earn a two-point victory.
With 32 girls taking part in adult competition for the club along with five at county level over the weekend, the club is in a very fortunate and healthy place!
Tickets have been distributed among club members for our annual Easter hamper raffle. The longest running fundraiser in the club, it always receives great support from our members but particularly from our main sponsors, Declan and Mary Roche of The Sycamore House, who host the draw annually on Holy Thursday night (March 24 this year) and play a huge in selling tickets for the event.
There will be a camogie club disco for fourth to sixth classes on Tuesday, March 29, from 8-10 p.m. in the clubhouse. It’s €3 admission, and pay on the door. Children are to be dropped to and collected from the door by an adult please.
There will be a camogie club disco for first years and up on Monday, March 28, from 8.30 to 11 p.m. in the clubhouse. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets at €5 each are on sale on Wednesday, March 23, in the clubhouse from 7-7.30 p.m., with a maximum of four tickets per purchase. Any remaining tickets can be booked after 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, on 087-7858641
Hard luck to Emma Sweeney, Cora Doyle and Aisling Halligan who were on the Under-16 county camogie team which played their long-awaited re-fixed game versus Offaly in Kinnitty on Sunday but sadly didn't come away with a victory. Commiserations also to clubman Ger Sweeney, a selector with the Under-16 outfit.
Also in action over the weekend were Patrice O 'Gorman with the Wexford Intermediate camogie team which was defeated by Laois, and Emma Walsh (Polehore) with the Wexford Senior camogie team which drew with Dublin. Well done girls.
Under-8 hurling and football training has resumed on Saturday from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. New members are always welcome.
Our Minor ‘B’ hurlers began their campaign on Sunday morning versus Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in Cushinstown but were unfortunately beaten on this occasion.
On Sunday morning our Senior hurlers began their ACHL journey for 2016 when they faced the Faythe Harriers in Páirc Charman. The boys went in at half-time with a six-point lead but the opposition rallied in the second-half to take the lead.
A concerted effort from the Glynn-Barntown men saw them close the gap and they ran out two points ahead at the final whistle.
Our Senior county clubmen were also in action over the weekend, with Michael O'Regan and Rob Tierney lining out with the Wexford Senior footballers versus Wicklow with a confident performance and win, while Mark Fanning and the Wexford Senior hurlers took on Offaly, also in Innovate Wexford Park, but were unfortunately defeated.
Hard luck to Alibeth Moran-Curran and Cora Rowe who were part of the Co. Under-14 ladies’ football team defeated by Dublin at the weekend.
The winner of the trailer-load of firewood in the Glynn-Barntown L.G.F.C. winter draw was Eddie Hogan, Taghmon. Congratulations Eddie!
The winning club lotto numbers for Wednesday, March 9, were 2, 18, 24 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and four match three winners: Tony Hughes, Ger Harte, Emily Rafter, Paddy McDonald.
The next draw is in Declan's, Killurin, on Thursday, March 24 (with the camogie club annual Easter raffle). The jackpot remains at €10,000, and the reserve jackpot is €6,600.
Registration forms are available in local schools and shops for Glynn-Barntown's first-ever Easter camp which will run from March 29 to April 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for boys and girls aged six to twelve years.
The camp will be run by Senior hurlers and camogie players with the aim of providing an action-packed, fun-filled holiday period. Registration is on Friday, March 18, from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m., and Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information contact Róisín (087-1253637).
A gentle reminder that club membership is now due as insurance and Co. Board affiliations have now to be paid out from the clubs.
Hard luck to the Senior hurlers who lost out in the opening round of their league campaign to the Rapparees on Friday. The Junior hurlers lost out to the Shelmaliers on a scoreline of 2-9 to 2-6.
There was better news for the Minor hurlers, who opened their championship with a one-point victory over Faythe Harriers. They'll look to continue their winning ways with an away clash with St. Martin's on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The first string of footballers welcome Réalt na Mara-Ballygarrett to Clonattin on Friday night for a league meeting. Throw-in is at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, the Juniors travel to Craanford on Saturday for a 3 p.m. throw-in.
As part of the Stand Development Fund, a sponsor-a-seat project has begun. To have your name inscribed on the ten-year spectators' stand wall plague, text your name to 086-7771500. Each seat costs €100.
To add an item to the club notes, phone 087-9770497.