GAA club notes
SARSFIELDS All club members are asked to make a special effort to get to St. Patrick’s Park in Enniscorthy tonight (Tuesday, March 22) as our Under-14 footballers take on Naomh Eanna in the Féile Peil na nOg Comoradh na Cásca 1916 Division 1 final.
After qualifying from a group featuring St. Martin’s, St. Anne’s and Rathgarogue-Cushinstown on Sunday, they defeated Glynn-Barntown by 3-3 to 0-3 in the semi-final. Victory would secure a coveted place at the All-Ireland Féile in Kerry later this summer. We haven’t represented the county since our adventures in Galway in 1990, so it would be a tremendous achievement to get over the line. Best of luck to everybody involved.
The Seniors went down to Castletown by 2-11 to 0-5 in their second All-County League game in Tomnahely on Wednesday, while the Juniors fared slightly better when they drew with Kilmore at home on Saturday (0-10 to 1-7).
Best of luck to the Minors who will be at home to Oylegate-Glenbrien on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Congratulations to a former star player at all levels, Niall Sheil, who won another All-Ireland Masters athletics title in Athlone last weekend.
The winning lotto numbers on March 21 were 10, 11, 22 and 24. There was no jackpot winner, and next week’s jackpot is €11,800. The winning numbers on March 14 were 8, 10, 14 and 27.
There will be Under-6 and -8 hurling training Tuesday, March 22, at 6.15 p.m. in Ballyroebuck. A hurl and helmet is required, and wrap up! Thanks to all parents for bringing the lads into the parade. It was a great day out.
The Under-10 hurlers won the ‘B’ final of the Castletown indoor tournament recently. They put on impressive displays against Cloughbawn in the semi-final and Glenealy in the final. Captain Thomas Kirwan lifted the cup on behalf of the 23-man squad who all played their part when called upon.
The Under-14 hurlers had a good win in the Castletown indoor tournament, beating Glenealy in the semi-final and Ballinastragh Gaels in the final.
Well done to our Intermediate football team which started the league campaign with an 0-8 to 1-5 draw against St. Fintan’s over the weekend. Next Saturday our Intermediate hurlers play St. James’ in Mersheen at 3 p.m.
Our club lotto is on this Tuesday when the jackpot is €2,900. Please have your tickets in the Centre at 7.30 p.m.
Our club presentation night will not now take place next Easter Sunday due to unforeseen circumstances. It will now take place at a later date.
Our club development draw and cabaret will now take place in the Centre on Saturday, April 2, at 8 p.m.
The South East Tops takes place this Monday and Wednesday in the Centre at 7.30 p.m. The groups taking part on the two nights are Adamstown, Kilrane/Rosslare Harbour and Taghmon.
If you’re still looking for tickets please call 086-8369047. We wish all groups the best of luck on stage as it’s sure to be three great shows with loads of entertainment.
A new ‘One for All’ membership scheme has been agreed between the Shelmalier G.A.A. club, St. Ibar’s/Shelmalier camogie club and Shelmalier Coiste na nOg where an adult, child or family in future will only have to pay a single membership fee which will cover membership and involvement in all groups mentioned above.
This new membership initiative between the clubs is intended to reduce the burden of having to pay a number of different membership fees and to promote greater involvement and integration across the board with training and other activities.
This new ‘One for All’ membership scheme will be officially launched at a special ‘One for All’ registration night in Hollymount tonight (Tuesday, March 22) starting at 7.30 p.m., where full details of the scheme will be announced and registration will be taken.
All families, members and supporters of the three clubs are cordially invited to attend the launch. We look forward to your attendance on this special occasion and refreshments will also be served.
Both the Shelmalier Senior and Junior football teams were in action over the weekend and both teams recorded victories over the Starlights in Senior and St. Anne’s in Junior.
The Seniors were always in control of their match with early points from Stephen Banville, Aidan Murphy, Glen Malone and Graham Staples which saw their side take a 0-4 to 0-1 lead after 15 minutes.
Further points from Barry O’Connor, Stephen Banville and Páraic O’Leary gave the Shelmaliers a commanding 0-8 to 0-1 lead at half-time. Second-half goals from James Gordon, Barry O’Connor and Liam Rockett gave the Shelmaliers a 4-12 to 0-2 win.
The Junior footballers also displayed great skill and determination in their 3-12 to 2-4 victory over St. Anne’s, with Neal Rossiter and Paul McCleane scoring early points for the home side. Chris Gordon fired to the St. Anne’s net after twelve minutes, and Neal Rossiter got his side’s second on the stroke of half-time to give a 2-7 to 0-3 lead.
The Shelmaliers continued their fine form in the second-half to run out comfortable winners. Next weekend the activities switch to the hurling league, so check the paper for times and venues.
Fixture: All-County Hurling League Division 3A, Saturday, March 26, 3 p.m. in Farmleigh, Liam Mellows versus Marshalstown.
Results: All-County Football League Division 1A, Castletown 2-11, Sarsfields 0-5; All-County Football League Division 4B, Castletown 0-14, Tara Rocks 0-14.
Our lotto sales team are currently out renewing subscriptions for the coming year. As we plan on this being our primary fundraiser for the club, we would appreciate your continued participation.
The same rules apply as last year, €100 for the year (52 draws). This can be paid up front, two instalments of €50 (first in March, second in August), or indeed a standing order of €8.67 per month. You can keep the same numbers as last year or if you wish to change them that's no problem, just let your lotto ticket seller know.
If you are interested in joining our club lotto for the first time this year, please contact any committee member or by return e-mail here for more information.
The first draw of the 2016-’17 lotto takes place on March 31.
The Castle-Craan Gaels Minors lost out to Monageer in a tight hurling match by 1-10 to 1-9. We led by 1-7 to 1-4 at half-time, but took the foot off the gas for the first 20 minutes of the second-half.
We rallied well and were level with seven minutes to go. Monageer went ahead with a late free, and we had a few chances to draw level but it just didn't happen. Rory Heffernan was our best player.
All players must be registered by March 31, and membership can be paid at training over the next two weeks.
Well done to all the boys and girls who marched in the Coolgreany St. Patrick's Day parade on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, Castletown-Liam Mellows had no winners in the 2016 National Club Draw. A total of 304 tickets were sold in the club. The draw took place on Friday, March 11.
Under-8, -10 and -12 ladies’ football training is every Saturday from 5-6 p.m. in the indoor arena in Castletown. The Under-14s are back training from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Sundays in the arena.
Under-8 camogie training is on every Monday from 5-6 p.m. in Coolgreany. We are looking for help with this group, especially some female volunteers.
Under-10 and -12 camogie training is on every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. in the indoor arena in Castletown. All new members are welcome.
A club gear order is being placed this week. If you wish to order any items please contact Sandra Cody on 086-1602061.
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!
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 there is free entry.
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: 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
In order to keep the club notes e-mail service up and active, coaches/mentors must send in match fixtures and results to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6 p.m. every Sunday. This will be shared with the website, social media and also sent to the local papers.
On Good Friday next, March 25, our adult footballers take on Crossabeg-Ballymurn in the ACL in Coolcotts pitch at 3 p.m., and on Saturday, March 26, our footballers take on St. Pat’s (Camolin) at 4.30 p.m. in Camolin in the ACL.
Indoor training continues tonight in St. Peter’s College for Under-6s and Under-8s from 6-7 p.m., and for Under-10s and Under-12s from 7-8 p.m. New members are always welcome.
A great time was had by all who participated in the St. Patrick's Day parade. Parents had their children looking very colourful, with lots of face paints, hats and other accessories, while wearing their blue and white jerseys.
Please return Easter camp forms to Mary during training times or call Mary on 087-9967925. Easter camp will run on March 30 and 31 and April 1 in Clonard pitch, with places still available.
It will be a hurling and football academy 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 p.m. 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.
We will return to outdoor training on Tuesday, April 5, at 6.30 p.m. for all age groups.
Last week’s lotto numbers were 6, 10, 11 and 19. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winners: Michael A. Doyle, Mikey Hynes and James Jackman. This week’s jackpot is €9,800.
Our Intermediate footballers beat the Duffry in the league on Saturday by 1-12 to 2-7. Our Minor hurlers lost to Geraldine O’Hanrahans on Sunday by 3-12 to 2-11.
Our Junior ‘B’ footballers play Clonard away on Friday, March 25, at 3 p.m. Our Intermediate hurlers play Blackwater at home in the league on Saturday at 3 p.m., while our Junior ‘B’ hurlers will play St. James’ on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. in Ballymurn. Our Minor footballers will play the Volunteers away on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Thanks to those who attended the club dinner dance on Friday. Thanks to The Riverbank House Hotel for a great meal and Soul Trak for the music. Also a big thanks to Kilkenny legend, Richie Power, for attending and presenting medals to our double Premier-winning Under-21 teams.
County development draw tickets are now on sale. Please support your local club, who get a percentage of each ticket they sell.
Date for your diary: this year’s barn dance will take place on Sunday, June 5, in John Cullen’s grain store.
A camogie club disco will take place on Monday, March 28, for first years and upwards from 8.30 to 11 p.m. in the clubhouse, with €5 admission by ticket only. Tickets are on sale Wednesday, March 23, from 6.30-7 p.m. in the clubhouse.
A disco for fourth-sixth classes is on Tuesday, March 29, from 8-10 p.m. in the clubhouse with €3 admission - pay on the door. Children are to be dropped to and collected from the door by an adult please.
Our annual Easter raffle takes place on Thursday, March 24, in Declan's. Please drop any ticket stubs/monies collected to a committee member or to Declan's before the draw date.
Hard luck to Emma Walsh (Polehore ) who lined out in midfield with the Wexford Senior camogie team on Sunday versus Galway but unfortunately suffered defeat.
Elsewhere Patrice O’Gorman was with the Wexford Intermediate camogie team which was defeated by Laois while Aisling Halligan, Emma Sweeney and Cora Doyle were part of the Under-16 Wexford camogie team which was defeated by Kilkenny, also on Sunday.
Good luck to Emma Kiely, Róisín Cooney and Clodagh Jackman who line out with the Co. Minor camogie team versus Galway in the Parnells pitch on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Well done to our Under-8 hurlers who received their medals at the final bout of the Bannow-Ballymitty indoor tournament over the weekend with great games versus St. Anne’s and Rathnure.
Our Under-10 boys travelled to Páirc Charman to take on the Faythe Harriers on Saturday and fielded two teams, putting in two great performances.
Our Under-14 boys took part in Féile Peil na nÓg Comóradh na Cásca 1916 on Sunday, winning two games out of three - defeating Rathgarogue-Cushinstown and Shelmaliers and losing to Naomh Eanna (Gorey). This qualified us for a Division 1 semi-final versus Sarsfields in Páirc Carman but unfortunately the journey ended there despite their best efforts.
Our Under-16 boys played St. Mary’s (Maudlintown) in the championship on Saturday but were out-manoeuvred.
Places are filling fast for Glynn-Barntown's Easter hurling and camogie camp running from March 31 to April 3 in Killurin. Contact Róisín on 087-1253637.
Our Junior footballers played Blackwater on Sunday but were defeated, however,
the Senior footballers more than made up for this defeat with a confident performance and victory over St. Martin’s in Piercestown that afternoon by 1-13 to 0-7 in round two of the ACFL.
Well done to Mark Fanning and his Wexford Senior hurling team-mates who had a one-point win against Laois on Sunday in the Allianz League.
Well done to Alibeth Moran-Curran and Cora Rowe who played with the Wexford county Under-14 footballers at the weekend.
Congratulations from all in Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. and camogie club to Denise Fitzharris and Paschal Carley on the occasion of their wedding during the week. Stars both on and off the field, the pair, along with their family and friends, enjoyed a magical day which was truly fitting to these two lovely people.