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Tuesday 17 October 2017

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SARSFIELDS

Our Under-10s were edged out by St. Martin's on a 1-8 to 1-6 scoreline in a tight Brendan Redmond Memorial Cup semi-final in Páirc Charman on Sunday last.

Hard luck to mentors Killian Duignan, John Foley, Micheál Doyle and Alan Corcoran who put in a great effort along with the players all year.

Panel: Jack Connolly, Daniel Browne, Mark Henebery, Josh Walsh, Shane Clancy, Richard Lawlor, Liam Cassin, Josh Sheil, Cathal O'Dowd, Robert Molloy, Killian Boggan, Mark Finucane, Eoin Hartigan, Calum Corcoran, Zachary Maxwell, Conor Shipsey, Oisín O Finnéadha.

The first two finals of the year were also decided on Sunday, with Glynn-Barntown clinching the Martin Bergin Perpetual Shield for the third time in four years, and fifth in all, when they pipped Volunteers by 2-7 to 1-9 after extra-time in a fine contest.

Adamstown, managed by new Wexford Senior boss Aidan O'Brien, added their name to the Top Part Shield roll of honour for the first time with a 4-4 to 1-6 victory over Taghmon-Camross.

The last two finals will go ahead in Páirc Charman on Sunday next, with Crossabeg-Ballymurn meeting BannowBallymitty in the Top Part Cup at 10.15 a.m., while Horeswood will face St. Martin's in the Brendan Redmond Memorial Cup at 11.45 a.m.

At the time of going to press on Monday evening, our Minors were fixed to play Glynn-Barntown in the Division 2 championship final in St. Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy, at 12.30 p.m. on Sunday next.

However, efforts are ongoing to have this time changed to avoid clashing with those Under-10 finals. Please check with club officials or on our Facebook page for final details later in the week.

The Under-12s travelled to Gorey for the festival of football on Sunday last and came up against strong opponents, losing to Glynn-Barntown by a point and to Starlights and eventual winners Naomh Eanna by bigger margins.

Congratulations to Enda and Angie Whelan on the birth of their second son, Jack, who arrived into the world at 10 a.m. on Sunday last weighing 6 lbs. and 6 ozs.!

Congratulations also to Cathal Kirwan, Ben Butler and Shane Hall on winning Keevans Cup first year medals with Wexford C.B.S. last week.

Get well soon to Minor manager James 'B.A.' Bridges after his recent operation.

ST. IBAR'S/SHELMALIER

The book committee are in the process of finalising all the details for our book, which will be going to print at the end of the month.

We are asking all present and past members to have one last look for photographs or anything of interest from the St. Ibar's/Shelmalier club over the years. Please forward all items by Friday, October 26, to any committee member or email alan.aherne@peoplenews.ie.

Details of the book launch will be advised at a later date, so watch this space.

It's also not too late to be included on the list of patrons for the book. This costs €100 and each donor will receive a copy of the book as well as having their name published on a prominent page. Please contact any committee member if you are interested in lending some financial support to what is a major undertaking for the club.

Good luck to the Under-13 squad who will be involved in a blitz final in the near future.

TAGHMON-CAMROSS

Taghmon-Camross G.A.A. club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Dan O'Flaherty who recently had an operation.

The club will hold a breakfast morning on Sunday, November 11, in the complex. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We would ask that you

please support this cause.

CLONARD

Congratulations to our Under-16 football team which had a great win in the county final in St. Patrick's Park on Tuesday evening last under lights. They cruised to an impressive eleven-point victory to take the Division 5 championship title.

They laid down the foundations in the first-half with goals from John Tormey and Dean Connolly and some fine points from Alan Larkin, Daryl Power and Adam Roche to leave the half-time score Clonard 2-6, Monageer 1-1.

In the second-half Clonard picked up from where they left off in the first with goals from Dylan Hynes and John Tormey and points from Alan Larkin and Daryl Power to run out worthy winners. The final score was Clonard 5-8, Monageer 3-3 to bring home the cup.

Team: Steven Cullen, Kevin Malone, Richard Cleary, Andrew McGuickian, David Tormey, Eoin McDonald, Dylan Hynes (capt., 1-1), Adam Roche (0-1), Daryl Power (1-1), John Tormey (2-0), Dean Connolly (1-2), Alan Larkin (0-3). Subs. - T.J. Doyle-Paige, Dylan Goodison, Dylan Bergin, Dylan Murray, Tyrone Kirwan, Aaron Murphy, Stephen Walsh, Petr Opolski, Noel Beaver, Mark Kavanagh. Mentors: T. Hynes, D. Murray, M. Kavanagh and B. Benson.

Would you like to have a say in the future of Clonard G.A.A. club? Come along to Scoil Mhuire on November 12 at 7.30 p.m. to a planning workshop which will be facilitated by Kieran Leddy from Croke Park and you will get ample opportunity to give an input. Adult players, parents and club members are all invited.

As the the weather has now changed, we have moved all our training indoors to St. Peter's College sports complex. Under-10s and Under-12s, Tuesday, 7-8 p.m.; Under-6s and Under-8s, Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.; Under-14s and Under-16s indoor training will commence on November 6 from 8-9 p.m.

Clonard G.A.A. club would like to see new members come along and join in, learn new skills and make new friends. Please ring Mary on 087-9967925 if you need any more information.

Finally, the club would like to say well done to our Under-14 player, Daniel Byrne, who won a world doubles handball gold medal in Dublin last weekend. Daniel is part of our Under-14 hurling and football teams. Well done Daniel, the club is very proud of your achievement.

Congratulations to Ger Beary and his wife, Georgina, on the recent birth of their son, Charlie Beary.

SHELMALIERS

Shelmaliers met St. Anne's in the Co. Under-21 football semi-final on Saturday last. The sides were level after ordinary and extra-time and they must do it all again in two weeks' time. In truth, either team could have had the game wrapped up in either half.

Shels outplayed the Anne's in the firsthalf but the Anne's were the stronger in the second-half. The fitness of St. Anne's was evident on the back of their great victory at Senior level. However, Shels displayed true determination and grit, especially when they went a man down, and a draw was probably a fair outcome for both sides.

Team: Shane Birney; Shane Griffith, Benny Barron, Simon Donohoe (0-1); Aidan Cash (0-1), Stephen Corrigan, James Cash; A.J. Lehane (0-3), Brian Doyle (capt., 0-2); Brian Murphy (0-2), Glen Murphy, Niall Murphy; Craig McCabe (0-2, 1 free), Noel Mythen (0-1), Feargal Hynes. Subs. introduced - Neal Rossiter, Eoghan Nolan, Ronan Kavanagh, Conor Tobin, Kevin O'Leary.

A great fightback by the Shelmaliers in the second-half failed to stop a very strong Gorey side claiming the Under-14 county title on Saturday last in Oylegate. Goals from Michael O'Rourke (two) and Seán Reidy were not enough to clinch victory.

Wishing all our dancers all the best as they take on Volunteers and Glynn-Barntown in the grand final in Whites Hotel on Sunday, October 28 at 8 p.m. A great night is in store. We most sincerely thank all 18 dancers and teachers Yvonne Busher, Declan Flanagan and Nigel Quaid, and everyone involved with organising the event. The club is most appreciative to you all.

The Junior 'B' football final will be played on October 27 at 3.30 p.m. in Wexford Park against Horeswood with referee Seamus Whelan. Best of luck lads.

There was no winner of the jackpot for the draw on October 14. Numbers drawn were 10, 13, 21 and 31. The six match three winners were Ciara Murphy, Derek Walsh, Margaret Hearne, Adrian Kelly, Mick O'Neill and Mary Sheil. The next jackpot is €10,400.

FAYTHE HARRIERS

Under-8s: Our Under-8s continue training for the Autumn months on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in joining should contact Justin Browne (087-2190343) or head out to Páirc Charman on Saturday mornings.

Under-10s: Training for our Under-10s takes place on Mondays in St. Peter's College Sports Complex from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. on our allweather pitch in Páirc Charman. Anyone interested in joining the Under-10s should contact Seán Murphy (0872069450).

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the hurling blitz in Páirc Charman on Saturday afternoon last. A special word of thanks to the Talbot Hotel for sponsoring the medals and trophies. I trust that this will become an annual event in the Harriers calendar for the coming years.

Under-12s: Our Under-12s are currently taking a break after a very active year. Training will reconvene for players over the coming weeks. Anyone interested in joining should contact Richard Murphy (087-6680630).

Under-14s: Our Under-14s are taking a short break after an intense year of training and regular matches. Anyone interested in joining the Under-14 squad should contact Pat Henebery (0872609958).

Camogie: Currently our camogie squad is taking a break from training. Any girl that's interested in playing camogie should contact Nicky Keeling (086-0832120) for future details on training.

We are currently in the process of recruiting under-age players. Any club member who has a son, daughter, grandchild, neighbour or friend aged between five-twelve years, please contact Ann Slaven (086-8245166) or any of the coaches about joining the club.

Lotto results for October 15 were 2, 13, 18 and 25. There was no winner and our jackpot currently stands at €17,000.

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