People's support for GAA continues
Sponsorship deal renewed
The commitment of the People Newspaper Group to the promotion of sport among the youth of Co. Wexford was re-affirmed last week when our sponsorship arrangement with Coiste na nOg Loch Garman was renewed for a third successive year.
Another action-packed season is already up and running, and there is a special buzz among the clubs at the moment as they prepare diligently for the national Féile Peil competition which will be hosted here for the first time in conjunction with neighbours Wicklow and Carlow on the last weekend in June.
The grand total of 32 teams were successful in the various championships and shields sponsored by People Newspapers in 2014 from Under-14 up to and including Minor.
And each and every one of them returned home from the County Board meeting in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, on Monday of last week with a framed photograph of the winning team which it is hoped will adorn clubhouses and dressing-rooms all over the county.
In addition, sliothars branded with the distinctive Wexford People logo were presented to the champions and runners-up in the five competitions played in the Minor hurling grade last year.
St. Martin's defeated Glynn-Barntown to win the Wexford People Premier championship, while the Roinn 1 decider saw Oylegate-Glenbrien account for North Wexford Gaels while St. Patrick's beat Blackwater in Roinn 2.
Craanford were Roinn 1 shield winners at the expense of Shamrocks, with Duffry Rovers accounting for Liam Mellows in the Roinn 2 shield.
The People Newspaper Group was represented at the meeting by Alan Aherne (Group Sports Editor) and Brendan Furlong (sports reporter), and the appreciation of the clubs and officers was conveyed by Bobby Goff, Chairman of Coiste na nOg.
Adult Co. Chairman Diarmuid Devereux also praised People Newspapers for its contribution to the promotion of Gaelic games at the following night's County Board meeting.
All championships and shields have started at this stage, with some fine fare witnessed already in both Wexford People Minor competitions, the Enniscorthy Guardian Juvenile hurling, the Gorey Guardian Juvenile football, and the New Ross Standard hurling and football grades.