A big thank you to all the members and guests who supported the lady Captain Joan Wallace's charity day last week. The event raised a wonderful €4,325 in aid of County Wexford Hospice Homecare.
Thanks also to everyone who bought raffle tickets in aid of Grantstown. The past Captains' and past Presidents' day will take place this Thursday.
Tuesday, August 18, lady Captain's charity day in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare, team of four event sponsored by Barry's of Mallow and Balcas Timber: 1, Derek Wickham (6), Angela Murphy (9), Fintan Wickham (20), Elizabeth Callaghan (23), 97; 2, Shay Lynch (20), Theresa Conway (21), Jim Conway (21), Theresa Lynch (33), 91; 3, Tom Foley (14), Jim Murphy (15), Jackie Gilroy (29), Anne Brennan (36), 90; 4, Mairéad Browne (7), Vincent O'Reilly (14), Ger Menton (16), Shane Browne (17), 88; 5, Val Mernagh (14), Moira Fortune (15), Gerarde Mahon (19), Carmel Quinlivan (20), 87 (back six); 6, M. Horgan (19), C. Horgan (14), Phyllis O'Farrell (31), Rita Douglas (28), 87 (back nine); 7, Jim Cullimore (7), Stephen Hunt (12), Kathleen Cullimore (15), Rosemary Spelman (24), 87; 8, C. Widger (17), Eleanor Clarke (27), C. Dale (28), C. Thompson (31), 86 (back nine); 9, Catherine Howard (14), Ciara Howard (14), Eileen Doyle (20), Sally O'Neill (21), 86.
Wednesday, August 19, open singles competition: 1, Teresa Conway (21), 35 points.
Sunday, August 16, 18-hole two-person team event sponsored by Royston Palmer: 1, Marie Connell (26), Marguerite McGrath (21), 47 points; 2, Mary B. O'Leary (35), Elaine Mullin (25), 46 points; 3, Mary Robinson (19), Helen Lacey (6), 43 points (back nine); 4, Linda Friel (9), Una Robinson (22), 43 points.
A total of 20 teams played in this competition. Well done to everyone in the prizes and a special word of thanks to Royston Palmer for their beautiful prizes. Their support is greatly appreciated and, remember, where possible please support our sponsors.
Monday, August 17, Senior 14-hole stableford competition: 1, Kitty Murphy (34), 30 points; 2, Rosaleen Morris (32), 29 points; 3, Therese Glasheen (22), 28 points. Well done ladies.
Thursday, August 20, 18-hole stableford competition sponsored by Peter Mark Hair: 1, Una Robinson (22), 41 points; 2, Rachel O'Connor (10), 37 points; gross, Ruth Kennedy (5), 28 points (back nine); 3, Mary Roche (20), 36 points (back nine); Senior, Carmel Murphy (8), 33 points; nearest the pin, Eithne Walsh, 1.94m. A total of 56 ladies played in this competition.
Well done to all in the prizes and a special word of thanks to Peter Mark Hair for their beautiful prizes.
Unfortunately, due to the bad weather forecast, the lady President's (Mary O'Leary) competition was postponed on Sunday last. It will be re-scheduled shortly.
All roads lead to Courtown on Thursday, August 27, where our Finn Trophy team plays Naas in the final at 1.30 p.m. A huge crowd of Wexford supporters are travelling to cheer on the team and remember ladies to wear the club colours. Ladies, we are all very proud of you and we wish you an enjoyable game and hope the sun shines for the day.
The timesheet is open for Saturday play for the working ladies from Saturday, August 29.
The Thursday, August 27, competition will be a sweepstake to facilitate the supporters travelling to the match in Courtown.
Killurin Rowing Club, Edermine Rowing Club and Maudlintown competed in the All-Ireland coastal rowing championship last weekend in Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Killurin had two medals coming home, as the Under-12 boys won bronze in the one design universal boat section, and the ladies won silver in the heritage race rowing the Slaney cot. All crews that participated rowed brilliantly from all clubs, with Edermine having three finalists on the Sunday.
The Killurin Under-12 boys featured Justin Dempsey, Jamie Walsh, Elliot Griffin-Doyle, Ribh Sexton and cox John Earle, while the heritage row crew comprised Natasha Hamilton, Eve Corcoran, Maria Walsh, Selina Hamilton and cox Tom Butler.
Mick Carthy Snr. received a special appreciation award from the I.C.R.F. for long-standing service to Killurin and Wexford rowing.
Wexford Wanderers R.F.C. will be holding a family open day this Saturday, August 29, from 11 a.m. at the club grounds at Park Lane. The day will allow players and parents to interact with club officials, players and coaches in a friendly environment to discuss any questions in relation to rugby.
Parents of girls and boys who have never played rugby before are especially welcome to come along to find out more about the game. Indeed, girls' rugby is the fastest-growing sport in the country at present due in no small part to the success of the Irish ladies' team in recent Six Nations championships, and as recently as last Sunday where the Ireland sevens ladies' team qualified for the rugby sevens world series for the coming year.
People in Park Lane are especially proud of the fact that former Wanderers player Katie Fitzhenry has been a part of this success at both sevens and full test level. Katie has proved to be an inspiration for the Junior Vixens at the club who are swelling in numbers and now field teams at Under-15 and -18 levels.
Friday saw the annual Wexford Wanderers R.F.C. President's golf day tee off at Wexford Golf Club, Mulgannon. The event, which has been running for many years, was greatly supported as usual and saw stiff competition before the legendary post-golf socialising kicked off.
The event which raises much-needed funds for the day-to-day running of the club has proven to be one of the club's most popular social outings for many years, coming as it does just before the start of the new rugby season.
This season the event was sponsored for the first time by Home Instead Senior Care, based in Kerlogue Industrial Estate and managed locally by Stephen Conway, and Wexford Wanderers are grateful for the generous support provided to host this event.
For further details follow the club on the Facebook page Wexford Wanderers RFC.
Wexford Wheelers ran the last two rounds of the Bike Shop league on the Camross circuit over the last two Thursdays. The winners were - week four: A1 race, Martin Mizgajski, Rossbury Racing; A4 race, Fran Maddock, Wexford Wheelers. This was Fran's first-ever race win and there could not have been a more popular winner. Well done Fran!
Week five: A1 race, Joe Christian, Gorey C.C.; A4 race, Peter O'Brien, Wexford Wheelers. It must be a league for first-time winners as this was Peter's first win.
These results mean that Brian Cullen of Rossbury Racing wins the A1 league while John Merrigan of Barrow Wheelers won the A4 race by the narrowest of margins from the Wheelers own Dave Allen. Congratulations to all the riders who took part in the league over the past five weeks and to everyone who came out to help in any way.
Last Saturday and Sunday, Wexford Wheelers ran the third edition of the Stafford Wholesale Wexford two-day. A large number of racers from all over Ireland came to Wexford to contest this prestigious event.
The main A1 race was won overall by Greg Swinand of Aquablue with Robin Kelly (Waterford C.C.) second and Seán McKenna (Aquablue) in third. In the A3 race the winner was Conn McDunphy of Lucan C.C. with Aaron Kearney of Carrick Wheelers second and another Carrick Wheelers rider, Cathal Purcell, third.
Wexford Wheelers' Seamus Sinnott finished a fine fourth overall with another Wheeler, Andrew Maguire, finishing a fine tenth overall. Congratulations to all the Wheelers who took part across all the classes in what was a very successful event for the club.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Stafford Wholesale, our main sponsors for this event, and indeed to all our sponsors without whom this would not have been possible. We would also like to thank all the Wheelers who came out to help over the weekend and to the members of the other county Wexford cycling clubs for their help. We would also like to thank the committee and people of Camross for their help and co-operation in the running of this event.
Congratulations to all the Wheelers who took part in Seán Kelly's tour of Waterford over the weekend and a special word of congratulation to Seamus Sinnott who took sixth place in the national Junior road race championships in Cong, Co. Mayo on Sunday week.
SLANEY OLYMPIC A.C.
The second-last race of the summer league series was held on Friday. This time the location was Monageer for a 5k road race organised by race directors Conail Cooper and Martina O'Sullivan.
A 5k looped course started just outside the village and finished at the local school. Refreshments were served afterwards for all involved in the Monageer Tavern.
First across the line was Niall Sheil from St. Killian's in a fanastic time of 16.00, followed by 'Farmer' Monaghan who was also the first Slaney man home for the club.
Julie Kirwan was the first lady home in 19.28, and first Slaney lady home was Emily O'Connor in 20.02. Spot prizes were won by Esther O'Connor and Karen Tull.
Many thanks to everyone to helped and marshalled, it is greatly appreciated. A special word of thanks to the timekeepers, Edel Monaghan, Helena Browne and Ed Cahill. With the clock out of action at the last minute, they had a mammoth task recording times manually.
The Frank Duffy 10 race was held on Saturday in the Phoenix Park as part of the build-up to the Dublin Marathon in October. Billy Reck was the first home for the club in a time of 58.53, and the first lady home from the club was Lynda Murphy in 1.43.25.
Full club results: Billy Reck 00.58.53, Bobby Redmond 1.02.44, Tom O'Shea 1.07.00, Lynda Murphy 1.43.25, Paula Toland 1.57.15. Well done everyone on great times.
The morning after organising the Monageer 5k, Conaill Cooper headed to Johnstown Castle for the first time and finished in first place in a time of 18.09 in the parkrun. First lady home for the club was Marie Chapman in 22.10.
Full club results: Conaill Cooper 18.09, Marie Chapman 22.10, Joe O'Regan 25.48, Danielle Dempsey 27.31, Kay O'Regan 28.42.
Just a reminder that defibrillator training is taking place this Tuesday, August 25, in The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy at 8 p.m. There is a few spots left if anyone is interested. Please contact Ciara on 087-2788343 ASAP.
Pilates classes resume Wednesday, September 2, with beginners' level at 6 p.m. and a more advanced class at 7 p.m. The cost is €70 for seven weeks. All classes have re-located to St. Mary's Church Hall on Church Street. Contact Jane to book your place on 087-2724506 or www.pilateswexford.com
The Oylegate half-marathon and 10k is taking place next Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. Contact Billy Reck for more details or register at www.runireland.com.
The Rathnure 10k is on September 5 at 12 noon. This year all proceeds raised will be donated to Wexford Marine Watch. Contact Brendan Dillon for more information.
Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. at Enniscorthy Sports Hub for club members only, but we are inviting runners who intend joining Slaney Olympic to come along and run on the track and enjoy the experience before joining up. Anyone interested in joining the club, please contact Mag Dunphy on 087-6366905.
A big contingent of club members travelled to the Pheonix Park, Dublin to take part in the Frank Duffy 10 mile race on Saturday. The race got under way at 10 a.m. in quite humid conditions.
Paul Lynch was first clubman home and in 13th place overall in a time of 55.16. Noel Kennedy followed in 58.04, Chris Proby 1.01, Patrick Curley 1.04, Brendan Kehoe 1.04, Eugene Doherty 1.04, Adrian Doyle 1.08, Shane Gregan 1.08 and Pa Cronin 1.11.
Louise Gregan was first club lady home in a time of 1.16, followed by Belinda Kehoe 1.19, Cathy Maher 1.23, Elisa Leacy 1.24, Eilish Kehoe 1.24, Emma Morris 1.26, Marie Cullen 1.29, Anita Rossiter 1.31, Annette Guinan 1.33, Mairéad O'Neill 1.37 and Mary Catherine Murphy 1.50. Plenty of P.B's were recorded. Well done to all.
Ciara Bowe was in action at Tri the Hook Triathlon on Saturday morning and completed the 750m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run in 1.32. Well done Ciara.
Jarlath Duffy was tackling the long distance triathlon in Killarney on Saturday and this was his first time to take on such a challenge which consisted of a 3.8k swim, 180 km. cycle around the Ring of Kerry and 42 km. run around Killarney's National Park to finish. Jarlath completed the course in 12 hours and 48 minutes.
This was a great achievement Jarlath, well done.
Juvenile James Boland was in action again on Saturday at the parkrun in New Ross and crossed the finish line with a new P.B. of 18.20. Well done James.
The Ferns half-marathon will take place on Saturday, September 12 at 10 a.m. This year we have added a 5k fun run/walk to the event with proceeds going to a very good cause: The Hope Foundation.
The 5k will start after the half-marathon at 10.15 a.m. Enter online at www.runireland.com or enter on the day.
A group meet on the square in Ferns to run five to six miles every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. All welcome to come along.
If anybody is interested in joining S.B.R. and would like more information, please contact our Secretary, Louise Kehoe, on 086-8276661 or P.R.O., Marie Cullen, on 087-2776785.