Good Counsel All-Ireland success
Congratulations to Good Counsel (New Ross) on their All-Ireland success last weekend and especially to Darragh and Jamie. It's a fantastic success for the players and their school.
With championship just around the corner, the Junior hurling team continue to show encouraging results with another fine win last weekend. This weekend sees the Intermediate football team play Glynn-Barntown in a league game while they will face Ferns in the championship a week later.
St. James' ladies are having a clothes collection on April 10 and 11 in Mersheen. If you have any clothes, shoes, phones etc. we would be glad to take them off your hands. Drop-off is Thursday, April 10, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For any queries contact Pauline on 087-9414955 (no bed quilts and sheets please).
The results of the St. James' March bi-monthly draw are as follows: first prize, Nickey Keating, Haggard, Ramsgrange; second prize, Bridget Drought, Arthurstown; third prize, Matty Molloy, Haggard; fourth prize, Breda and Billy Holohan, Templeudigan; fifth prize, Anton Sunstad, Ballyhack.
St. James' G.A.A. club would like to thank everyone for their support and would like to remind people that tickets for the next draw are on sale now again from all club members.
Players are also reminded to get their registration paid as soon as possible as all players who are not paid up members now cannot play in the championship.
There's a busy week ahead for our Strictly Come Dancing fundraising events, starting tomorrow (April 9) in the Riverside Park Hotel where our Ballindaggin dancing group presents the Willoughby Brothers live in concert. The very popular six brothers from Wicklow will provide a greats night's entertainment. The brothers create a very special sound with a repertoire featuring a blend of Irish ballads, popular classics and contemporary songs.
Tickets are going fast and you can get yours from the hotel reception, White's For Music and local businesses in the parish.
This Saturday night our Ballindaggin group will also host an Irish night in Jordan's of Ballindaggin, and just a reminder to our members to organise teams of four for our annual Good Friday night table quiz in Ballindaggin Hall on April 18. For a full list of Strictly Come Dancing fundraising events, please log on to the Strictly Come Dancing page on www.duffryrovers.gaa.ie
Club fixtures for the coming week include this Thursday when our Under-14 footballers are back in action away to Clongeen at 7 p.m. On Monday our Under-16 footballers also make their seasonal debut against Monageer at 7 p.m., while our Under-12s start their season on Tuesday, April 15, away to Bunclody. The first round of the adult football Intermediate championship is on Sunday, April 20.
Bunclody camogie club are holding their annual table quiz on Thursday, April 17, at 9.30 p.m. in Redmond's Bar.
The March club development draw took place on Tuesday last and the following were the lucky prize-winners: €400, Willie Murphy, Ballinavalley; €100, Tom Kavanagh, Clohass; €50, Pattie Lacey, Garrydaniel, Seán Stafford, Gorey, and Len Hall, Bolacreen.
The April draw is scheduled to take place on April 24 and there is still time to join up for the remainder of the year at €90 or €10 per month. Contact Joe Hughes or Mary Foley.
The Model County tickets for 2014 are now in circulation and promoters will be calling to houses in the coming weeks. As in the past, there will be three draws commencing with the first on April 24. Tickets cost €50 for the three draws or you may decide to pay monthly, €20 for April and May and €10 for June.
Tickets have been distributed to G.A.A. players, camogie players, under-age parents and club members in general. All your support will be greatly appreciated. This year the co-ordinators for the draw are Áine O'Meara and Tony Doran Snr. All your support will be greatly appreciated.
Membership of Buffers Alley is now due. Adult player membership is €120 for the year and the cost for social (non-playing members) is €30 or €50 for a couple. It would be appreciated if as many social members as possible could join especially now as all members may avail of the many modern facilities in and around the clubhouse. Please contact Pat Doran (club Registrar, 086-8698207).
Buffers Alley competed in the quarter-final of the Leinster Club Hurling League v. Birr on Saturday evening last. This was an evenly-contested game for the full hour and the teams couldn't be divided at the final whistle. Extra-time was played and Buffers Alley had the most control at this stage and came out with a well-deserved two-point victory.
They now advance to the semi-final v. O'Loughlin Gaels which is scheduled for this coming weekend. A text will be sent to all members and supporters when official confirmation is received from Leinster Council. Well done to all the panel and the mentors.
The club shop is now fully up and running for the new season. Please contact Lorraine Murphy on 087-6897711 to enquire about playing gear, helmets, leisure wear etc. Please like the 'Buffers Alley GAA Gear & Leisure Wear' page on Facebook which is regularly updated with what is in stock and special offers.
The Junior 'A' footballers play their first championship game this year on Easter Monday, April 21, away to Clongeen at 3 p.m. On May Bank Holiday Monday, the 5th, the Under-21 men play Ferns St. Aidan's at home in Monamolin at 2 p.m. The winners of this game play the winners of the Rapparees/Naomh Éanna game.
Good luck to Ross Donohoe and the Wexford Minor hurlers who play Dublin in the opening round of the Electric Ireland Leinster championship on Sunday next, April 13, in Piercestown with a starting time of 3 p.m.
The Under-12 camogie team played their second blitz on Saturday last. This time the hosts were Oulart-The Ballagh where we recorded our first win against Blackwater and we had a squad of 18 players available to play. Special mention to two new players, Sophie Phillips and Cerys Fry. New players are always welcome. Liz O'Brien is the mentor for this team and she can be contacted on 087-4141841.
The Under-10 camogie team had their first blitz on Saturday week hosted by Kilrush. They are in the group with Kilrush Red, Kilrush Navy, Ballygarrett and Gorey. They train every Wednesday evening and new girls are always welcome. Please contact Mary Kelly on 087-6105393 for further details.
Well done to the Junior 'B' camogie team which defeated Castletown recently in their first league game of the season. Unfortunately, the Senior team was defeated in their first league game away to Rathnure.
Hard luck to Victoria Burke and Sorcha Foley who were part of the Co. Under-18 camogie panel which was defeated by Tipperary recently in the All-Ireland 'A' championship. Unfortunately this competition is now over for Wexford but they will compete in the Leinster championship later in the year.
Kilmuckridge Drama group which is backboned with Buffers Alley members, with the production of 'The Weir', have advanced to the All-Ireland final to be held in the Town Hall in Claremorris, Co. Mayo on Wednesday, April 9. Everyone in the area is wishing the entire group well in the All-Ireland final which is organised annually under the auspices of the amateur Drama Council of Ireland. Hopefully, they will have something special to celebrate next week.
ST. JOHN'S VOLUNTEERS
Our lotto took place in Jim McGee's last week. Numbers drawn were 6, 11, 15 and 20. There was no jackpot winner so the jackpot for this week stands at €10,850.
Training times: adults - football 8-9 p.m. Tuesday and hurling 8-9 p.m. Thursday, both in Peter's College; Minors - hurling Monday 6.45 p.m. in Peter's College and football Tuesday 5-6 p.m. in Páirc Charman; Under-16 hurling, Monday 6.45 p.m., and football strength and conditioning Thursday 6 p.m., both in Peter's College; Under-14 football, Friday 7-8 p.m. in Peter's College; Under-12 football and hurling, Wednesday 6-7 p.m. in Peter's College; Under-10 football and hurling, Monday 6-7 p.m. for the next two weeks in Peter's College; Under-8, fun and games programme, Friday 6-7 p.m. in Peter's College.
Last week's fixtures were all called off due to the weather over the weekend.
The Under-14s kick off their champioinship this Thursday, April 10, away to Taghmon at 7 p.m. while the Under-16 championship starts on Monday, April 14, with a football fixture home to Bunclody (throw-in at 7 p.m.). Please come and support all teams.
The Easter market will take place on April 20, Easter Sunday, over in the complex. Plenty of arts/crafts and food stalls will be on display.
The children will have fun on their Easter bunny treasure hunt and the barbeque will keep everyone full. All enquiries about tables to Pauline (086-3534878) and Eileen (087-2314177).
Model County tickets are being sold at the moment. A special word of thanks to everyone who supports this draw.
The Junior ladies played their first league match versus Bunclody under the lights in horrible conditions on Friday last. As they have moved up a division, games this year will be harder to win. Better luck next time. Well done to all who togged out.
Under-6 and -8 football is on Tuesday at 6.15 p.m. in Ballyroebuck. Gumshields are essential.
A big thanks to all parents and children who made last Friday's hurling 365 blitz a success.
The first round of the Under-14 football championship is this Thursday away to St. James'.
Under-12 fixtures: April 15 away to Ballygarrett, April 22 home to Castletown, both football; Under-16 at home to Ballygarrett on Monday, April 14. Texts will be sent regarding games and training.
Our Intermediate footballers picked up another brace of points at the weekend when winning away to Marshalstown in the ACFL Division 3 on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-4. At the same venue, Farmleigh, on Sunday week, April 20, we play Kilrush in the first round of the Intermediate 'A' football championship at 3.30 p.m.
Last weekend in our own pitch in O'Kennedy Park, both Kyle Murphy and Michael Cleere were part of the Wexford South Under-15 hurling squad which beat Waterford East in a trial game by 4-12 to 3-4. They have trial games and coaching sessions once a week in different venues around the south of the county.
Our club was recently honoured at a civic reception in the Brandon House Hotel along with other organisations and individuals in the town by New Ross Town Council for contributions made to the area, in our case in relation to sport, especially the G.A.A. A beautiful inscribed medal was presented to each body before the Town Council itself is officially dissolved ahead of the local elections at the end of May.
This Tuesday (April 8) the club's Minor hurlers play Ballyhogue away in the championship. We wish them the best of luck.
There was no jackpot winner in the GOH weekly lotto draw on Wednesday last. Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 11 and 26, plus bonus number 1. There were four match winners who each received €65: Vanessa Cullen, Bishopsland; Tracy Fenlon, Chambersland; Martha and Daisy, c/o M+J Restaurant, and Wayne Griffin, Pondfields. This week's jackpot stands at a whopping €14,200. Tickets cost €2 each.
Tickets are now on sale again for the Model County Development Draw through the club. Tickets can be bought from joint treasurers Dave McCarthy (087-2584805) or John Dunphy. Many thanks for your continued support and contributions.
For everyone who was packed into the Amber Springs on Saturday night, they were not disapointed. What a great night's entertainment. There was a great community spirit between the two clubs of Castletown-Liam Mellows and Kilanerin and the night was enjoyed by all age groups.
There could only be one winner and the cup stayed in Castletown to the very well-deserved couple of Hayley Murphy and Joe Gardiner. Their professionalism and hours and hours of hard work paid off when they had the crowd shouting for more. And more they give with a fantastic encore to round off the night. Well done to all the finalists from Castletown-Liam Mellows, you are all a credit to your club.
The club's next big fundraising event is the Beach Bog Run which takes place on Saturday next, April 12. Full details are on www.beachbogrun.ie. It promises to be a great day out for all the family.
Well done to the Junior footballers who played Shelmaliers on Saturday and came away with a victory by 1-12 to 2-5. Thanks to Paddy Stamp and Paul Bealin for stepping up to the mark and showing they still have the touch. Well done men.
The Intermediate hurlers drew their back fixture with Buffers Alley in the league. Team: D. Cousins; E. Murphy, T. Flynn, D. Graham; James Cousins, John Cousins, H. Doyle; Tommy Morris, D. O'Leary; T. Dunne, M. Furlong, S. Ryan; N. O'Brien, S. Finn, J. Morris. Subs. - K. Darcy, S. Kavanagh and P. Roche for J. Morris, O'Brien and Graham.
The Intermediate footballers beat St. Mary's (Maudlintown) by 1-8 to 0-10. Team: E. Murphy; John Cousins, James Cousins, D. Graham; H. Doyle, D. O'Leary, P. Roche; S. Kavanagh, M. Byrne; S. Ryan, M. Furlong, T. Dunne; Tomás Morris, T. Flynn. Tommy Morris.
It was a tight affair with the opening of St. Mary's new pitch adding spice to the encounter. St. Patrick's wish St. Mary's all the best with their new pitch.
The undefeated Junior hurlers were in action versus Rapps during the week and emerged with a draw in difficult conditions.
It is a very proud moment for our club to say that we have four All-Ireland champions - Ian Carty (captain), Luke Sinnott, Adam Winters and Shane Doyle. They won with their school, Good Counsel College, the Junior 'A' football All-Ireland final on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-6 in a wet and windy Clonmel, coming out on top with a fine performance.
And what an honour for our own clubman Ian Carty, as captain, to be presented with the cup to a huge cheer from all the supporters. It was a great achievement by all of you. Well done boys.
Our Under-8s competed in the finals of the Ballymitty indoor hurling tournament last week where they beat Clonard in the semi-final and were unlucky to lose out in the final to Ballymitty. Well done to all our young players.
The Under-10s are back in full swing training on Tuesdays from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. The Under-12s are still playing in the Rathnure indoor tournament on Sundays.
Best of luck to all members of the Coiste na nOg and management whose training and games are starting in the coming weeks. May it be a safe and enjoyable season for all.
The Under-10 hurling Caulfield league got off to a good start, winning both matches on Wednesday last in Horeswood.
The panel was made up of the following players: Stephen Codd, Cormac Kiely, Fionn Mullally, Eoghan Twomey, Adam Whelan, Adam Noel, Seán Whelan, Jack Rossiter, Jack Roche, Rory McQuillen, Edno Cummins and Jamie Lyng. All new players are invited along to the sessions.
Under-10 football training is in Ballycullane every Friday at 6.30 p.m. Under-10 hurling training is every Monday.
The Under-14 football Division 2 team will have their first game at home Thursday evening versus St. Brigid's (Blackwater).
A huge congratulations to the Under-16 Good Counsel football team which won the All-Ireland final on Saturday last versus St. Francis of Cork, especially our club members Martin Fitzharris, Mark Rossiter, Ciarán Conway, John Roche, Mark O'Neill, Sam Wall and team manager Kevin Kehoe.
Unfortunately the Under-14s couldn't manage to do the double in the Féile hurling competition. They lost in the semi-final on Thursday to a very strong Oylegate-Glenbrien team.
Some early first-half goals for Oylegate left the lads with too much of a mountain to climb. They put in a great effort in the second-half.
They still have a trip to Mayo to look forward to in the summer by winning the football Féile. They begin their championship against the team whom they defeated in the football Féile final, Gusserane O'Rahillys, at 7 p.m. in Gusserane.
Our Minor footballers were in action on Sunday morning in the re-fixture of their football championship tie against Duffry Rovers. While only a point down at half-time, they lost out by six in the end.
Conor Sutton hit some beautiful scores while Kevin Doyle got a goal.
The lotto draw is on Tuesday night. The jackpot amount is for €4,800 with tickets priced at €2. Make sure and try to support.
Blackwater camogie were sponsored a new set of bibs for the Under-10s and the Under-12s for the coming season by DC Fabrication.