Weekly GAA club notes
SARSFIELDS Well done to the Under-14 Rising Stars squad who beat St. Martin’s in the semi-final in Piercestown on Monday and will now meet Glynn-Barntown in the decider.
It was a good evening on the whole for the club as the Slaney Gaels Juvenile girls also beat Glynn-Barntown by 2-8 to 1-4 in The Rocks to advance to the shield final.
Our Under-12 boys concluded their group games at home to Shelmaliers on Wednesday, with a win for the ‘A’ squad and a loss for the ‘B’ panel.
The Under-8s played two very entertaining games against Volunteers on their pitch on Friday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The trip to Tayto Park in Co. Meath on Thursday was a great experience for our young players. Many thanks to the chief organisers, Niamh Fox and Róisín Crowley.
Well done to John Harrington on winning €70 in the last split the pot. Envelopes for the next draw are on sale in the shop in Páirc Charman.
A reminder of our Coiste na nOg training nights in Páirc Charman: Baby Butters (boys and girls aged four to six), Wednesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-7 and Under-8 boys and girls, Wednesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 boys, Tuesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 girls, Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 boys, Thursdays, 6.45 to 8 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 girls, Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.
The Under-14 hurling county semi-final is next Saturday, September 3, against St. Anne’s in St. Patrick’s Park at 12.30 p.m.
Our Intermediate hurlers had a good win over Our Lady’s Island in the championship last weekend by 3-13 to 3-10, and this means we play St. Patrick’s (Camolin) in the Co. quarter-final in a few weeks’ time.
Next weekend it’s the Co. quarter-final for our Intermediate footballers. On Saturday in Oylgate we play St. Mary’s at 5.30 p.m. Please come out and support our team.
Our lotto Jackpot wasn’t won last week. The winning numbers were 10, 17, 24 and 28. There were five match three winners: Charlie Doyle, Crandanial; David Ross, Tír na nOg; Carmel McGrath, Ballyhurst; Bernie Furlong, Coolseskin, and Robert Mageean, Ballymitty.
The next lotto jackpot will be €4,700 and the draw will be on Tuesday, September 6.
It was a busy week for the under-age section of the Shelmalier G.A.A. club with activity at all age levels. The Under-12 hurlers have qualified for both the ‘A’ and ‘B’ county finals with the ‘A’ team having a convincing win over Rathnure in the semi-final. They now play St. Mogue’s (Fethard) in the ‘A’ final tonight (Tuesday, August 30) in Clongeen starting at 6.30 p.m.
The Under-12 ‘B’ team plays Glynn-Barntown on Sunday, September 4, in Oylegate at 11.30 a.m. Your support is requested for both finals.
There was great excitement in Hollymount on Thursday when the Minor footballers took on Gorey in the championship. The game was end to end throughout with Gorey pulling away in the final quarter, however, the Shelmalier boys were not be deterred with two late goals giving the home side victory by 2-6 to 2-5.
There was also an exciting finish in the Under-14 football championship on Monday in Hollymount when the Shelmaliers took on Ballinastragh Gaels in the championship quarter-final when the game went to extra-time. As the light faded the local boys proved the stronger and now go forward to the semi-final of the competition.
The Under-10s and Under-8s have also been busy with the Under-10 hurlers taking on Bannow-Ballymitty on Friday and the Under-8 hurlers battling with St. Martin’s on Sunday, with both games in Hollymount.
The Senior hurlers played the fifth and final round of the championship group stages against the Rapparees in Wexford Park on Saturday and after an enthralling match the black and amber side won on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-16.
The Shelmalier team showed great energy and commitment from the throw-in, with Brian Doyle opening the scoring in the second minute. Brian Malone and Ciarán O’Shaughnessy combined to get their second point after ten minutes.
Further points from Conor Hearne, Joe Kelly, Brian Malone and Ciarán O’Shaughnessy gave the Shelmaliers the lead by 0-7 to 0-6 after 20 minutes. The Shelmalier supporters rose to their feet when Glen Malone collected the ball in midfield before racing through to fire to the roof of the Rapparees net.
Two frees from Joe Kelly saw the Shelmaliers lead by 1-9 to 0-7 at half-time. The Rapparees came out very strong in the third quarter but three points from Joe Kelly frees kept the Shelmaliers in the lead and they scored their second goal in the 15th minute when Conor Hearne raced through the Rapparees defence to score. The final quarter was an even contest with the Shelmaliers winning by a four-point margin.
The Junior hurlers travelled to Cushinstown on Saturday when they took on Gusserane in the fifth round of the championship, with Gusserane taking an early three-point lead before Conor Byrne fired over his side’s first point with a 50-yard free in the twelfth minute.
Conor continued his great accuracy from frees and play when he also got the Shelmaliers’ next four points to give his side the lead. Chris Gordon pointed in the 25th minute to give his side a two-point lead before Conor Byrne got two further points to give a half-time lead of 0-8 to 0-4.
Conor Byrne extended this lead with two pointed frees in the first five minutes of the resumption before Gusserane had four unanswered points to leave only two points between the sides. A goal for Gusserane in the 14th minute left the sides level entering the final quarter, with Gusserane proving the stronger, winning by the narrowest of margins (1-11 to 0-13).
The focus returns to the football championship next week with the Seniors playing Glynn-Barntown in the county quarter-final in Bellefield on Saturday, September 3, at 2 p.m., and the Juniors taking on Marshalstown in St. Patrick’s Park on Friday at 7 p.m. Your support is again requested for both teams.
On Friday evening our adult hurlers played St. Anne's in the last round of the group and lost by a small margin of two points after putting in a great performance. Hard luck guys.
The Under-10s were back in action on Friday in a hurling fixture versus Taghmon-Camross played in Coolcotts. With 21 blues in attendance, two games were played against the opposition.
Clonard played well in both their games. In one game it was an eight versus eight match-up with good Clonard play in all three thirds, with some excellent team play evident in the final third - including a fine goal by John Dwyer in the forwards.
In the other game it was a ten versus ten match-up with strong performances by the little blues. While players rotated their positions in this game, Shannon, James and Conor ran the midfield with Cormac, Orlaith and Mikey strong in defence.
Ella, Jenna and Cormac eile did the running up front, while Troy played in a number of positions, showing some nice clean strikes. Congratulations to Jonathon, playing his first game for the club. Also a welcome back to Crann who was back in action after his holidays - Clonard uber alles.
The -10s are back in action in training on Tuesday and in a football blitz on Friday evening in Rosslare.
Clonard -8s played in the Bill Cullen blitz hosted by Naomh Eanna on Saturday. Clonard, fielding two teams in the blitz, played against our generous hosts Naomh Eanna as well as Oylegate, Buffers Alley and Oulart.
The Clonard team fielded on pitch 1 and 2 and were competitive against all the teams bar our hosts who were strong opposition. The Clonard team which played on pitch 3 and 4 - many of whom are still just starting out on their journey with Clonard and their journey playing hurling - gave it everything, putting in some fine performances.
It was a day to be enjoyed by all players. While there is no doubt we played some good teams, strongholds of hurling in the county, the little blues showed that with consistent effort and practice in training they can compete. The blitz was a great experience for the players and club and one that gives all the coaches, players and parents an opportunity to learn from to continue in their development. Clonard Abú.
Congratulations to Lucy Cogley on winning €284 in last week's Split the Pot. The seller was Centra, Whitemill Road. A big thank you to all who supported us lsat week and thank you to all our sellers.
Next week’s envelopes are on sale now, and your continued support would be greatly appreciated. A big thank you to Dee's Dry Cleaners, St. Aidan’s Shopping Centre, for hosting the draw last week.
Our Under-21 team played Glynn-Barntown in the semi-final of the Premier championship on Tuesday in Killurin and, after a very close game, we ended up losing on a scoreline of 2-15 to 0-13.
We had an extremely young team and included seven Minors in our starting 15, while the Killurin men were far more experienced and didn’t have any Minors among their starters. We largely controlled the first-half and led by 0-9 to 0-6 just before the interval, but a spate of frees from our opponents saw the teams go in level at half-time at 0-9 each, a scoreline that didn’t do our first-half dominance justice.
The game remained close during the second-half but the more experienced Glynn-Barntown men managed to stretch away from us. With five minutes remaining, there was still only three points between the teams but an injury time goal helped them to secure an eight-point victory.
Our scores came from Jack Murphy 0-6, Jack O’Leary 0-2, Conor Halligan 0-2, Daniel Lynch, Cormac Byrne and Cathal Kirwan 0-1 each. Only two of the panel are over-age for next year, so a lot of encouragement can be taken from the campaign.
Our Junior team played Ferns in the championship on Saturday in Bree and after an enthralling hour of hurling, the game finished level on a scoreline of 0-19 to 1-16. We played with the aid of the breeze in the opening half and led by 0-9 to 1-4 at the break.
There was never more than one point between the teams in the second period, with the lead changing hands on numerous occasions. Scores were level as we ticked into injury time and we knew that a draw would be sufficient to qualify for the county quarter-final.
However, a Ferns point from play seemed to have sealed our fate before Paul Gannon came up with the all-important equalising point deep into injury time. Our scorers were Jack Murphy 0-6, Shane Howard 0-4, Paul Gannon, Eoin Roche, Con O Donnagáin and Cormac Byrne 0-2 each, and Fiach Crowley 0-1. We now march on to play the Rapparees in the quarter-final in two weeks’ time.
Our Senior team played Cloughbawn in their final championship group game last Sunday and were defeated on a scoreline of 0-15 to 1-9. We led at half-time by 1-6 to 0-7 but tired in the second-half to eventually lose by three points.
Our scorers were Rhys Clarke 0-5, Stephen Kearney 1-0, Kevin Gore, Shane Wilde, Daniel Lynch and Jim Berry 0-1 each. We now go on to meet St. Anne’s in the relegation final in two weeks’ time, with the losers confined to the Intermediate grade in 2017.
Our Under-12 ‘A’ team travelled to Rathangan last Sunday to take on St. Anne’s in the quarter-final of their championship. After a tight game, we were on the wrong end of a 2-11 to 1-6 scoreline.
Our Under-12 ‘B’ team had a brilliant come-from-behind victory over St. Martin's on Tuesday in Páirc Charman in their county semi-final. We trailed by ten points at one stage before rallying to bring the game to extra-time. After another bout of brilliant hurling, we eventually ended up victorious on a scoreline of 6-10 to 5-10.
Our Minors play in the Premier county semi-final on Thursday when we take on St. Martin's in Wexford Park at 6.30 p.m.
Our Juveniles play in the Premier county semi-final on Saturday, September 10, when we take on Bann Gaels in St. Patrick's Park.
Our Under-14s have also qualified for the Premier county semi-final and will play the winners of the St. Martin's/Coillte O’Rahilly’s playoff which is due to take place in the coming week.
Our Under-12 ‘B’ team will play their county final on Tuesday in Blackwater versus Buffers Alley at 6.30 p.m.
Our camogie team await the winners of the Ferns/Kilrush play-off and will play on September 10. The winners of that game will play Kilmore in the county semi-final. We warmed up for the game with an entertaining practice match against Glynn-Barntown in Páirc Charman last week.
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What a weekend of activity for our under-age players representing the purple and gold of their county at various tournaments and venues around the country on Saturday from Under-14 to Under-16. We had a total of 18 lads playing with Wexford teams.
The Wexford Under-14 ‘A’ team had a fantastic run in getting to the Tony Forristal tournament final, beating Waterford, Tipperary and Galway on the way before losing to Cork in the final. We were represented by Richard Lawlor (who captained the team), Josh Sheil, Josh Walsh, Eoin Kavanagh, Liam Cassin and Kyle Scallan.
The Wexford Under-14 ‘B’ team also competed very well in the Sonny Walsh competition in Waterford and we were represented here by Ben Hynes, Paul Deeny and Cillian Boggan.
Up in Ferns both the Wexford South and Wexford North teams played in the Michael Foley Memorial tournament. The Wexford South team won the plate final and we were represented by Glen Murphy-Butler, who captained the team, Reese Murphy, Emmet Nolan, Lee Nolan and Josh O’Connor.
Wexford Under-16 teams competed in the Arrabawn tournament in Tipperary and we were represented on the ‘A’ team by Conal Clancy, Conal Crowley and Cillian Gahan, while Jake Clancy played with the Wexford ‘B’ team.
Well done to all 18 youngsters, you are a credit to the club. It’s back to domestic action now to concentrate on club activity as we try to win Premier county titles at Under-14 and Under-16 levels in the coming weeks.
The Senior hurlers settled for a draw against table-toppers St. Martin's in the final round of the championship on Saturday. A sparkling start from our men saw them lead by six points at half-time.
However, St. Martin's rallied back and so they ended on level-pegging. Gorey now face Oulart-The Ballagh in the county quarter-finals.
Team: Barry Kinsella; Pedro Travers, Brendan Travers (capt.), Tom Stafford; Seán Doyle (0-1), Lee Kinsella, Gary Molloy; Eoin Conroy (0-2), Dara McDonald; William Cullen, Pádraig Doyle (0-6, 5 frees), Gearóid Cullen; David O'Brien, Conor McDonald (1-3, 1-0 pen.), Aodhán Doyle (0-2). Subs. - Darragh Hughes (0-1) for David O'Brien, inj., John O'Brien (Ramsfort Park) for Stafford, Kevin Harrington for D. McDonald.
Best of luck to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who take on Crossabeg-Ballymurn in the county quarter-finals on Saturday at Monamolin at 5.30 p.m.
The very best of luck to the Under-14 hurlers who travel to Rathnure on Saturday as they bid to earn a place in the championship final. Throw-in is at 12.30 p.m.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), the Minor hurlers will meet Mogue O'Rahilly's in the county Premier semi-final. Throw-in at Innovate Wexford Park is at 6.30 p.m. All support is greatly appreciated.
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On Saturday morning our Under-14 camogie team contested the Premier Co. final versus old rivals Bunclody in Coolree. It was a spectacular game with both sides evenly matched, but a purple patch for our opposition in the closing stages of the first-half left us seven points down at half-time.
Our girls came out in the second-half all guns blazing and dominated, scoring eight unanswered points. However, Bunclody pointed to level and in injury time scored the goal both sides were seeking to win the championship. Well done girls and mentors, hold your heads high on a fantastic season culminating in a show-stopping final.
Our Senior camogie quarter-final versus Rathnure ended sadly in defeat last Tuesday as despite a good first-half performance, Rathnure put a distance between us on the scoreboard in the second-half to take the victory.
Our Under-10 Green camogie team had a fantastic away win versus Cushinstown on Tuesday.
Hard luck to Emma Kiely, Clodagh Jackman, Róisín Cooney and the Wexford Minor camogie team which lost their Leinster final to Offaly on Sunday.
A disco for those going into fourth, fifth and sixth classes in September will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, August 30, from 8-10 p.m. Admission is €3 - pay on the door. Children to be dropped to and collected from the door by an adult please.
Well done to our Under-8 hurlers who took part in the Inistioge blitz on Saturday morning and put in some great performances.
Our Under-10 hurlers travelled to Piercestown on Friday to play St. Martin’s and performed well.
The Under-14 footballers ended their 2016 journey with a quarter-final defeat by Sarsfields on Monday evening - hard luck boys.
Well done to our Under-21 hurlers who booked a place in the Premier Co. final with a 2-14 to 0-12 victory over Faythe Harriers in Killurin on Tuesday, and play St. Martin’s in the Co. final on Tuesday, August 30, in Wexford Park at 6.45 p.m. All club support needed!
Our Senior hurlers had a good win in Patrick's Park on Saturday over St. Anne’s. The boys led by 2-12 to 0-6 at half-time and despite a surge from St, Anne’s in the early stages of the second-half, our men held on to win comfortably on a final score of 2-17 to 1-10.
The Junior hurlers had success on Friday with victory over Duffry Rovers on a final score of 4-13 to 3-9.
Numbers drawn for the club lotto on Wednesday, August 25, were 8, 19, 21 and 24. There was no jackpot winner and six match three winners: Margaret Foley, Ann O'Brien, Pascal Carley, Jim Cogley, Kenny Barry and Ian Moran.
The jackpot remains at €10,000, and the reserve jackpot is now €9,000. The next draw will be in Marty's on Wednesday, September 7.
Our Under-12 ladies’ football team saw off a challenge from Clongeen on Saturday to book a place in the Division 4 shield final - well done all.
Good luck to our Under-16 ladies’ football team which plays its shield semi-final on Monday in Maudlintown versus Slaney Gaels.
A great day was had by all at the fun blitz day on Sunday. The sun shone, the matches were plentiful, the burgers were delicious, the cakes amazing. Thanks to everyone who turned up, played or organised matches, donated, baked, made tea, served in the shop or the stalls, cooked burgers, the setter-uppers and the dismantlers, and to all who helped in any way.
To all our visiting teams and parents - thanks for your enthusiasm and good-natured play. The children had a great time which is the biggest goal of all.
Congratulations to Glynn-Barntown rounders team on becoming All-Ireland champions on Sunday following a 16-15 defeat of Limekiln in a tough but exciting game. Well done ladies!