Weekly GAA notes

Published 26/01/2016 | 16:31

18-01-16. Leinster GAA Clup Grant Presentation 2015 at Aras Laighean, Portlaoise. Presentation of cheque for €13,000.00 to Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Club, Co. Wexford. L to R: Gabriel Maxwell, Chairman, Liam Mellows GAA Club. Kathy Slattery, GAA National Financial Manager. Liam Horan, Chairman, Leinster GAA and Joe Shaughnessy, Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Club. Photo: John Quirke / www.quirke.ie ©John Quirke Photography, Unit 17, Blackcastle Shopping Cte. Navan. Co. Meath. 046-9079044 / 087-2579454.
18-01-16. Leinster GAA Clup Grant Presentation 2015 at Aras Laighean, Portlaoise. Presentation of cheque for €13,000.00 to Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Club, Co. Wexford. L to R: Gabriel Maxwell, Chairman, Liam Mellows GAA Club. Kathy Slattery, GAA National Financial Manager. Liam Horan, Chairman, Leinster GAA and Joe Shaughnessy, Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Club. Photo: John Quirke / www.quirke.ie ©John Quirke Photography, Unit 17, Blackcastle Shopping Cte. Navan. Co. Meath. 046-9079044 / 087-2579454.


The grand final of Wexford Has Talent is on this Saturday, January 30, in Clayton Whites Hotel at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the hotel costing €15 per person, while family tickets (two adults and two children) may be obtained by calling 087-6707220 or 086-6060100. This is the main fundraiser for the club, so it would be great to see it well supported.

Congratulations to Jim and Marian Roice who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary over the weekend.

One week after recording a big win over Glynn-Barntown, the Minors were on the receiving end in Newbawn on Sunday when they lost to Munn Abbain Gaels by 2-10 to 0-1 in the Jim Byrne Cup quarter-final.

Hard luck to Eoin Roche who was full-forward on the Wexford Under-21 football team which was pipped by Kildare in the Peter McNulty Memorial tournament semi-final in Hawkfield, Newbridge, on Saturday by 2-11 to 2-10.

A reminder that Under-8 boys' and girls' training has resumed in St. Joseph's Community Centre every Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. All training is fully supervised by qualified coaches, and new members are always more than welcome.

We will be hosting two registration nights for our under-age girls and boys in the clubhouse on Monday, February 1, and Monday, February 8, from 6.30 to 8 p.m.

The winning numbers in the lotto on January 25 were 6, 22, 24 and 28. There was no jackpot winner, and next week's jackpot is €8,600.


The A.G.M. of Kilrush-Askamore Coiste na nÓg took place on January 15, with no change to the committee for 2016.

The committee is: Maria O'Rourke (Chairperson), Mary Sharry (Secretary), Sinéad O'Hara (Assistant Secretary), Annamarie Kirwan (P.R.O.), John Byrne (Child Protection Officer), John Kirwan (County Board representative). There is a vacancy for Vice-Chairperson, and contact Maria O' Rourke if interested.

Managers for the year are: Under-8, Mick Dee; Under-10, John Donohoe; Under-12, Pat Kirwan; Under-14, Joe Kenny; Under-16, John Kirwan; Under-18, Tom Bookey.

The registration night will take place in early February. We wish the present committee members and teams all the best for the coming year.


Our major fundraiser for 2016 is a fight night against boxers from St. Fintan's on March 12 in Bridgetown College gym. Dubbed 'Da Brawl in Da Hall', this promises to be a great night's entertainment.

We currently have twelve boxers in training: Andrew Boyd, William Carley, Noel Casey, Kevin 'Nasher' Casey, Stevie Cousins, Darren Cousins, Martin Frayne, Kevin Keating, Denis Kenny, Jay Kehoe, Kelsea Morris and Liam Shannon.

This fundraiser is being run in conjunction with Kilmore camogie club and Kilmore ladies' football club. The participants will be running some fundraising events over the coming weeks to cover the costs of training etc. and will also be looking for sponsorship, so please support in whatever way you can.

Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for updates.


Our club dinner dance will take place in The Arklow Bay Hotel on Friday, February 12. Tickets will be on sale shortly for what promises to be a great night's entertainment. Ticket enquiries: contact Liz Gardiner (086-3879321).

There was a disappointing result in desperate conditions when the Under-21 footballers were beaten in the District final versus Ballygarrett. The full-time score was 3-3 to 1-6.

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: Beat the rain and come play in our indoor arena.

For availability or 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

Keep up to date with all goings on in the club on our website: http://www.castletownliammellows.com

Thanks to Paddy Carty, EverGreenPrint.ie, for all his hard work on this.

Reminder: If you would like to submit an entry for the Gaeltacht scholarship, please read the detail below and submit names to under-age Secretary, Julie Holmes (087-6695508), before Saturday, January 30.

Irish scholarship - Coláiste Cholumba, An Cheathrú Rua, Conamara, Co. na Gaillimhe. Summer courses are designed to give and improve students' fluency and develop their understanding of Irish in a fun and educational environment.

The courses are fully accredited by the Department of Education and the Department of the Gaeltacht. Currently there are 14 places available to Coiste na nÓg Loch Garman (residential course) from June 28 to July 19. Applicants must be paid-up members of their club.

Age dracket: 14-18 years of age. Total cost: €710 per player (split into three equal parts - €236 for the player and €237 for both the club and Coiste na nÓg). For further details please log on to www.colaistecholumba.ie

There was no jackpot winner in the December lotto. Lucky dip €50 winners were Jim French, Tara Vale, Ballymoney; Ciarán Kelly, Macoyle, Inch; Charlie O'Shaughnessy, Borleigh; Philip and Nicola Doyle, Tara Hill; Paul and Angela Kennedy, Newtown Lower, Coolgreany.

The next lotto jackpot will be €3,200. Thanks for your ongoing support.

In order to keep the club notes e-mail service up and active, coaches/mentors must send in match fixtures and results to julieholmes24@gmail.com by 7 p.m. on a Sunday. This will be shared with the website, social media and also sent to the local papers.


The Shelmalier Minor footballers exited the Jim Byrne Cup competition on Sunday when Gusserane were the victors on a final scoreline of 3-10 to 3-4. Playing with the assistance of a strong breeze in the first-half, the Shelmaliers didn't make proper use of the wind and were guilty of wasting a number of scoring opportunities.

Gusserane scored two fine goals in this half, with the Shelmalier cause not helped when they were fielding a side missing a number of their regular players due to their upcoming commitments with St. Peter's College.

It was a much better performance by the black and amber men in the second-half when goals from Kyle Roche, Ross Banville and Liam Rockett put only two points between the sides, however, Gusserane finished the stronger and go through to the next round.

There were no jackpot winners of the Shelmalier development lotto on Monday, January 19, when the numbers drawn were 22, 29, 30 and 32. There were also no winners of the match three competition, with this week's jackpot standing at €12,200.

The Shelmalier G.A.A. club would like to sincerely thank all the supporters of the Shelmalier development in 2015, and we look forward to your continued support in 2016.

The Shelmalier G.A.A. club are honoured in having both Brian Malone and Eoghan Nolan nominated for the forthcoming Glen Fuels Wexford G.A.A. sports stars of the year. Brian is nominated in the Senior football section and Eoghan is nominated in the Under-21 football section.

We congratulate both players and voting will open shortly through the Glen Fuels website, so when you get the opportunity, please give your support to both Brian and Eoghan.

Due to upcoming fixtures the Annual General Meeting of the Shelmalier G.A.A. club will now take place on Saturday, February 6, in Hollymount at 6 p.m. All members and supporters are invited to attend to give their views on the club's activities.


Our Minor footballers, Munn Abbain Gaels, had a convincing win in the quarter-final of the Jim Byrne Cup over the weekend, beating Sarsfields by 2-10 to 0-1. There is no fixture for the semi-final yet.

Our Under-21s will play Ballygarret in the Co. semi-final, with the provisional fixture for next weekend.

Our club lotto will take place this Tuesday night in Grantstown, when the jackpot will be €11,300. Please have your tickets in the centre at 7.30 p.m.

Please support our development fundraising draw. Members will be calling around the parish and surrounding areas to sell tickets at €10 per ticket or three for €20, with over €8,000 in prizes and a chance to win a year's subscription to our lotto.

The registration night for Coiste na nOg will take place this Friday, January 29, in the clubhouse bar from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. for all age groups from Under-8 to Under-18. All new members are welcome.

Any parent wishing to register their child (six years and over) for the first time, please bring a copy of their birth certificate. Important: due to insurance regulations, all players have to pay this fee before they play. Family membership is €80, students/child €30.


The Naomh Eanna dinner dance takes place on Saturday, January 30, in the Ashdown Park Hotel from 7 p.m. With tickets on sale for just €25, this is a night not to be missed. Tickets are available in the Complex, Hairstop, or you can also phone Aoife on 089-4544741.

Hurling training has resumed for Under-12s and Under-14s. The -14s train from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. while the -12s play between 6 and 7 p.m. Bring runners as training will take place indoors.

To add an item to the club notes, please phone or text 087-9770497.


The very best of luck to the Loreto (Wexford) Junior camogie team in their Leinster final on Saturday in New Ross. Glynn-Barntown camogie club will be proudly represented by Clodagh Jackman and Aisling Halligan.

Hard luck to Presentation School (Wexford) who were defeated in the Leinster Senior camogie final on Saturday. The Pres were 1-1 to 0-3 up at half-time but had a goal disallowed just after half-time which may have been a turning point.

Pres struggled to get scores though and St. Joseph's (Rochfordbridge) pulled away with two late goals to win by 2-10 to 1-3. Glynn-Barntown players were Laura Dempsey (captain, midfield, 0-3 from frees), Chloe Cashe (full-back), Holly Hynes (wing-forward), Emma Sweeney and Emma Dempsey (substitutes).

The Jim Byrne Cup game scheduled for Sunday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. There is no re-fixture as of yet.

The table quiz due to take place on Friday, February 5, has been re-scheduled for Fri day, February 12, in the clubhouse at 8.30 p.m. Teams of four are €20 per team.

The club would like to wish the very best to the Doran family as they embark on their adventure in their new life down under. A lovely gathering was held in the clubhouse on Saturday to wish Sarah, P.J. and our two young players, Ben and Owen, 'bon voyage'.

The loss to our school, club and parish will be a huge gain to another in Australia. We wish them health, happiness and good fortune in their future.

The annual Last Man Standing tournament run by the Senior hurling and football players is about to kick off again. Based around the 2016 National Football League, the tickets are €10 and available from all members of the above panels.

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