GAA club notes
SARSFIELDS Hard luck to our Under-14 boys who put up a very brave, battling performance against a strong Naomh Eanna side in the Féile Peil Division 1 final in St. Patrick’s Park on Tuesday.
While they went down in the end by 4-3 to 1-2, the boys and their mentors can take a lot of positives into the championship campaign and we wish them well.
Well done to the Minors who made it three wins from three championship games with a clearcut 5-9 to 0-2 dismissal of Oylegate-Glenbrien in Páirc Charman on Sunday.
Best of luck to our girls on the amalgamated Slaney Gaels Under-14 team in their first championship match this Tuesday (March 29) in Páirc Charman at 6.30 p.m. against Shamrocks. We are joined with St. Mary’s (Maudlintown) at this level, and we are also coming together for the Under-16 grade which will start on Thursday, March 31, away to Bannow-Ballymitty at 6.30 p.m.
The first round championship fixtures have been made for our two adult teams. The Seniors will play Shelmaliers in Bellefield on Friday, April 8, at 7 p.m., and Fethard in New Ross on Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Juniors will meet Clonard in Coolcotts on Saturday, April 9, at 6 p.m., and Volunteers in Páirc Charman on Saturday, April 16, at 6.30 p.m.
The winning lotto numbers on March 28 were 8, 14, 18, 28. There was no jackpot winner, and next week’s jackpot is €12,200.
Congratulations to our Under-16 camogie players of 2015 who received their Premier runners-up medals in the clubhouse recently. On hand to present the medals were county hurling star Mark Fanning and county camogie star Emma Walsh.
The camogie club would like to thank all 24 of the fantastic players who worked so hard last year, and we're delighted to have all 24 back training with Under-16, Junior or Senior panels for the new season.
Thank you also to the hard-working mentors and club committee and to our main sponsors, Declan and Mary Roche of The Sycamore House, for their unyielding support and of course to the parents who back us all the way!
Our Minor county camogie girls were out on Tuesday versus Galway in Dublin but were beaten. All three club girls played their part.
Our annual Easter raffle was held in Declan's on Thursday and was a great success. First prize of the Easter hamper was won by Linda Byrne, while second and third prizes - both gift vouchers for the Riverbank House Hotel - were won by Angela Finn and Johnny Asple.
Easter egg baskets were won by Tom Dempsey and Patrick Ronayne. Gift boxes were won by Aideen Buckley and Tara O’Brien, while bottles of wine were won by the O’Reilly family, David Forristal and Kevin Crean, with the jar of sweets going to Maura White.
The winning club lotto numbers for Thursday, March 24, were 8, 18, 30 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and three match three winners: Derek Kent, Noel McCormack and Ger Dempsey.
The jackpot remains at €10,000 while the reserve jackpot is now €6,800. The next draw is in Mary Jo's on Wednesday, April 6.
There was an outstanding response to the new ‘All-in-One’ membership scheme that was launched in Hollymount on Tuesday. This is a joint membership scheme which has been agreed between the Shelmalier G.A.A. club, St. Ibar’s/Shelmalier camogie club and Shelmalier Coiste na nOg where in future with one membership fee you become a member of all the aforementioned clubs.
The initiative is intended to reduce the financial burden on parents and supporters and to promote greater participation, involvement and integration across the board with training and other activities. All present at the launch on Tuesday voiced the opinion that this scheme should have started years ago.
With the March 31 deadline fast approaching, there will be two additional registration evenings this week, the first tonight (Tuesday) and the second on Thursday, March 31, with both starting in Hollymount at 7.30 p.m., so come along and have all your membership done in a single transaction.
With a jackpot of €13,800 on offer, there was no jackpot winner of the Shelmalier development lotto on Monday, March 21, when the numbers drawn were 9, 13, 22 and 30. The three match three winners were F. O’Leary, Seán Hearne and Margaret Dempsey, with each receiving €70.
The Shelmalier club would like to thank our many lotto supporters who continue to support the draw on a weekly basis.
The very successful Shelmalier hurling, camogie and football Easter camp began Tuesday, March 29, in Hollymount from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continues on Wednesday and Thursday at the same times. This is a great opportunity for both boys and girls from Under-6 to Under-14 years to learn the skills of hurling, camogie and football in an enjoyable and professional atmosphere.
The first round of the football championship begins on Friday, April 8, when the Shelmalier Seniors take on the Sarsfields in Bellefield at 7 p.m. The Junior footballers begin their championship season with a first round against the Shamrocks which will be played on Sunday, April 10, in Monamolin at 2 p.m.
Depending on the progress of the Wexford Senior hurlers, the second round of the football championship will take place the following weekend, with the Juniors playing Oylegate-Glenbrien on Saturday, April 16, in St. Patrick’s Park at 2 p.m. The Senior footballers play their second championship game on Sunday, April 17, against Gusserane in Wexford Park at 6 p.m.
There was no jackpot winner in the St. James’ G.A.A. club lotto draw on Tuesday held in Bannow-Ballymitty G.A.A. club. There were seven match three winners: Maurice Whitty, Ballyhennigan; Owen Rice, Castlehayestown; Vincent and Norah Murphy, Growtown; Harry Sinnott, Bannow; Brian Wallace, Wellingtonbridge; Barry Furlong, Enniscorthy, and Emmet Dunning, Ramsgrange.
The next jackpot is €3,200 and the next draw will take place on April 5 at 8.30 p.m. in Taghmon-Camross G.A.A. clubhouse. St. James’ G.A.A. club would like to thank everyone who sold and purchased tickets. Your contribution to your local club is greatly appreciated.
The Senior footballers got their league campaign under way in Mersheen with a fine 1-14 to 1-3 win over neighbours Horeswood. With tough underfoot conditions due to the bad weather over the winter, it was an encouraging start to the season.
The Junior football team came back from the dead to defeat Gusserane in their opening game of the year, as they squeezed out a 2-11 to 2-10 win on home soil also.
The opening round fixtures for the Senior football championship have been confirmed, with St. James’ facing St. Anne’s in round one on Sunday, April 10, in Wexford Park at 3.30 p.m., and the following Sunday, April 17, St. James’ will meet Starlights in O'Kennedy Park, New Ross, in round two with a 3.30 p.m. throw-in.
Matthew O'Hanlon captained Wexford to a one-point win over Laois in the final round of group games in the National Hurling League, and this win has earned them a local derby in the quarter-final when they will host Waterford in Wexford Park on Sunday, April 3, at 3.30 p.m. That game will be preceded by the final round of league games for the Wexford Senior football side including the fit again Kevin O'Grady at 1.30 p.m. versus Carlow.
Club members are currently busy selling tickets for the Model County Development Draw, a draw which is one of the club's main fundraising ventures each year. This is a vital draw to help support our county and also it is one of the main fundraisers for our club every year.
With some fantastic prizes for winning and tickets keenly priced at €50, we encourage everyone in the club to support your club and county by purchasing a ticket.
St. James’ Cúl Camp will run from July 11 to 15, and early registration is now open for booking online on the Wexford G.A.A. website. Booking before June 1 ensures gear will be delivered on time. For any queries, please contact Declan (087-8148094).
St. James G.A.A. club hosted Féile Peil Loch Garman and Fethard St. Mogue’s, Gusserane, St. James’ and Horeswood took part. Horeswood were the winners in this section and we congratulate our neighbours for going all the way to the Division 2 title on Wednesday. A huge thank you to everyone involved in running this event.
Well done to the Senior ladies’ football team which collected its first win of the season when they defeated Clongeen in Clongeen to open their Division 2 league campaign.
A clothes collection will take place in Mersheen on Monday, April 18. Drop-off point is at the pitch on Sunday, April 17. This is a simple and effective way of raising funds for your club and helping to clear out unwanted clothing.
The first set of championship fixtures are out....
Senior football: Friday, April 8, 8.30 p.m., Bellefield, Castletown versus Glynn-Barntown; Saturday, April 16, 4.30 p.m. Innovate Wexford Park, Castletown versus Horeswood.
Junior football: Saturday, April 9, 6 p.m., Monamolin, Castletown versus Blackwater.
ACHL Division 3A result: Liam Mellows 3-5, Marshalstown 0-11.
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, by 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 for more information.
The first draw of the 2016-’17 lotto takes place on March 31.
Minor: Castle-Craan Gaels gained revenge over Monageer in Minor football, beating them by 2-8 to 0-7. We played with a strong wind in the first-half and led by 2-4 to 0-3 at half-time, and played really well in the second-half against a strong wind. Our defence was excellent and kept Monageer at bay.
We need to continue training and every player needs to have a gumshield for matches as referees are going to enforce the rule with a yellow card. All players need to put in a full effort and not to let their other team-mates down and continue to turn up for training. If any issues arise, they should continue to let their coaches know.
The registration deadline is March 31. All players must be registered by this date to ensure that they are properly registered, insured and eligible to play in the coming year.
If you still need to register this can be done at training this week with the nominated registration officer for your team.
The underage registration officers are: Under-4/6/8, Julie Holmes; Under-10, Rochella Kinsella and Julie Holmes; Under-12, Marcella Higgins; Under-14, Elizabeth Tobin and Catherine Gregan; Under-16, Anita O'Leary and Trish Fenlon; Under-18, Denise Byrne. Thanks to all who have completed registration to date.
Ciara Goland is going to Ghana for two weeks volunteering doing a construction project. She is starting her fundraising with a coffee morning and bake sale in the Castletown clubhouse at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 3. Your support for this great cause would be much appreciated.
Under-8, -10 and -12 ladies’ football training is every Saturday from 5-6 p.m. in the indoor arena in Castletown. 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.
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!
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
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 Saturday last our adult hurlers continued on their winning ways when they overcome St. Pat's of Camolin on a scoreline of 4-14 to 0-11. It was a very entertaining game with everyone putting in a great performance. Well done guys.
Team: Martin Gordon; Colin Edwards, Eoin McCarthy, Darren Dempsey; Dylan Murray, Bryan Sheridan, Cian Brennan; Rory O'Connor, Mark O'Connor; Andy Moore, John Browne, Aidan Roche; Stephen Miller, David Beary, Richie Murray. Sub. - Dean Murray for Miller.
Dates for upcoming football matches: Sunday, April 3, Coolcotts at 11 a.m. v. Crossabeg-Ballymurn; Tuesday, April 5, Bree at 7 p.m. v. Ballyhogue; Saturday, April 9, Coolcotts at 6 p.m. v. Sarsfields (championship); Friday, April 15, Bunclody at 8 p.m. v. Bunclody (championship). Training is in the pitch Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Indoor training continues tonight in St. Peter’s College with Under-6s and Under-8s from 6-7 p.m., and Under-10s and Under-12s from 7-8 p.m. New members are always welcome.
Please return Easter camp forms to Mary during training times or call Mary on 087-9967925.
Hard luck to our Intermediate hurling team which was beaten by a strong St. James’ team over the weekend. Our Intermediate football team play Rosslare in the league next Friday at 8 p.m. in Taghmon. Our first football championship game is on Sunday, April 10, versus Ballyhogue in New Ross, and on Sunday, April 17, we play Ballymitty in Clongeen.
Our club lotto jackpot wasn’t won last week. There were seven match three winners: Maurice Whitty, Ballyhennigan; Owen Rice, Castlehaystown; Vincent and Nora Murphy, Growtown; Harry Sinnott, Bannow; Brian Wallace, Wellingtonbridge; Barry Furlong, Enniscorthy, and Emmett Dunning, Ramsgrange. Our lotto jackpot will be €3,200 on next Tuesday, April 5.
Don’t forget our club development draw will take place next Saturday in the Centre at 8 p.m. You can still buy a ticket on the night and win prizes up to €8,000 and have a year’s club lotto paid.
Our club facilities plus kitchen and bar are available now to hold your party or private function. Please phone Pat Redican on 085-1598140 to book.
And finally, all in Taghmon-Camross G.A.A. club wish Johnny Waters who is in hospital in Dublin a speedy recovery back to full health. Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny and the Waters family at this difficult time.