Saturday 7 December 2019

Na Fianna quiz night raises vital funds for newly-named GAA club

Martin Gordon, James Gordon, Nathan Donovan and Sean Keating
Martin Gordon, James Gordon, Nathan Donovan and Sean Keating

Simon Bourke

A team of avid quizzers proved that last year's win was no fluke by retaining their title at the annual Na Fianna Clonard GLC table quiz. The St Mary's team, which consisted of Jimmy Stafford, Roisin Stafford, Martin O'Connor and Bobby O' Leary, were narrow victors, finishing just a couple of points ahead of Fianna Failers, Shane O' Leary, Kevin Browne, Peter Redmond and Emmet O' Leary in a hotly contested battle which also saw a tie-break to determine the second-placed finishers.

Held to raise funds for the club, which recently changed its name from Clonard GAA to Na Fianna Clonard GLC, the night was, according to club PRO Shirley Gordon, a huge success.

'It was a great night, we had twelve tables in total, which wasn't a bad turn-out for a Thursday evening,' Shirley said. 'We had the same winners as last year but we also had some new faces taking part, which was good to see. There was spot and raffle prizes on the night too.'

Thanking Wexford Golf Club for hosting the event, Paul Mooney for fulfilling the role of quizmaster, Tom McLoughlin, club treasurer, for organising the quiz night and committee members, Angela McCormack, Margaret O Connor and Mary Kavanagh. for correcting the answer sheets, Shirley said that the next big event in the club's calendar would be a Golf Classic, which takes place on Friday June 14,

With regards to the name change, Shirley stated that it was influenced by the club's decision to focus exclusively on hurling and camogie from this season on.

'It was decided on between club and county board that the club should concentrate on Hurling and Camogie, as there are a lot of football teams within the town and only one other hurling and camogie club,' she said. 'So to mark a new beginning of the club we are rebranding from Clonard Gaa to Na Fianna Clonard GLC. We are looking forward to new era within the club.'

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