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Wednesday 21 August 2019

GAA club notes from around the county

Conor McDonald in possession for Wexford against Waterford in the National League game at Wexford Park last Sunday
Conor McDonald in possession for Wexford against Waterford in the National League game at Wexford Park last Sunday

Compiled by Alan Aherne

SARSFIELDS

Well done to the Seniors who beat Clongeen by 2-14 to 0-5 in a challenge on Sunday. They are at home to Starlights in the league on Saturday at 3 p.m., with the game followed at 4.30 p.m. by the Juniors' league game against Blackwater.

Hard luck to Fionn O Crualaoích, Conor Hillis and Dylan Furlong who were on the St. Peter's College squad which lost the South Leinster Post-Primary Schools Junior 'A' football final to reigning All-Ireland champions Good Counsel (New Ross) recently.

ST. IBAR'S/SHELMALIER

Well done to the group of more than 30 girls who represented the club so well in Tuesday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Wexford, and thanks to the mentors and parents who helped out.

Happy birthday wishes are extended to Keeva Campbell, Sharon Kelly, Linzi Lanigan and Chloe Mythen who all had cause for celebration during the past week.

The following training times are being used by club teams in the astro-turf in Hollymount: Under-8, Monday, 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.; Under-10, Monday, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-12, Monday, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m.; Under-14, Thursday, 7 to 8 p.m.; Under-16 and Under-18, Thursday, 7.30 to 8.30 p.m. Please wear runners for all training sessions and bring €2 for lights.

New players will be warmly welcomed at all levels, so feel free to contact any of the under-age team managers if your daughter is interested in giving camogie a go. The relevant numbers are: Under-8, Catherine Roche (087-0533952); Under-10, Emma Hearne (087-2950256); Under-12, Tom Tynan (087-6200207); Under-14, John Furlong (085-1741077); Under-16, John Harding (087-1346547); Under-18, Kate Kelly (087-6578756) and John Kelly (087-2821894).

SHELMALIER LADIES

The Shelmaliers started their Division 2 league campaign in a winning fashion in Hollymount, beating Horeswood by 4-9 to 0-5 with a fine display of football, although the scoreline does not reflect the strength of Horeswood.

Shels started well with the first score coming from Niamh Doyle in the form of a goal. The scoring continued from here with numerous points from all the Shelmaliers forwards. Leading the way was Leanne Corrigan with a personal tally 2-1.

There was great defending from the Shels with Enya Byrne, Nikki Scallan and Eadaoin Fitzgerald showing strong. Horeswood finally got their first score of the game in the form of a point shortly before half-time, but they trailed by 4-8 to 0-1 at the break.

The second-half did not have the same high scoring with Horeswoond outscoring the Shels by 0-4 to 0-1. However, the first-half scores gave the Shels a comfortable lead.

The defence held strong and good displays of football came from the younger girls who were introduced in the second-half, Gemma Fox and Katie McGuire.

Scorers: Leanne Corrigan (2-1), Ceara O'Brien (1-1), Michelle Hearne (0-4), Niamh Doyle (1-0), Deirdre Fox (0-2), Gemma McCabe (0-1).

FAYTHE HARRIERS

Our Senior team returned to winning ways in the ACHL Division 1 on Saturday when they defeated Glynn-Barntown by 1-17 to 3-8 in Páirc Charman. We led by 1-10 to 2-3 at half-time, with our goal coming from 'Curly' Lambert. Our scorers were Jim Berry (0-7), Paul Lambert (1-1), Rhys Clarke (0-4), Shane Howard (0-2), Barry Goff, Richie Kehoe and Colm Heffernan (0-1 each).

Our Junior team travelled to Grantstown on Saturday to take on Bannow-Ballymitty and emerged with a share of the spoils on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-11. We had led by 1-5 to 0-5 at half-time. Our scorers were Podge Farrell (1-2), Shane Wilde and Dean Walsh (0-2 each), John Walsh and Seán Slaven (0-1 each).

Our Junior 'B' team was due to play Adamstown in Division 7 of the ACHL on Sunday (report next week).

That is the end of the league fixtures now for all teams until after the first two rounds of the championship.

Our Minor team commenced their championship campaign on Sunday and were a little unlucky in losing by four points on a scoreline of 0-15 to 0-11. We play the second round of the championship on Sunday morning when we travel to take on Rathnure.

For all updated news, under-age games, fixtures, results, lotto, photos etc. with the club, check out our website at www.faytheharriers.com or follow us on Twitter (@faytheharriers) or on our Facebook account.

Club membership is now due and should be paid as quickly as possible to club officials or to club mentors. Players are not insured until their membership is paid, so they should do so as quickly as possible.

Under-age training times are: Under-18, every Wednesday on the all-weather arena in Páirc Charman at 8 p.m. - contact Tony Walsh (085-7645353); Under-16, every Wednesday on the all-weather arena in Páirc Charman at 8 p.m. - contact Pat Henebery (087-2609958); Under-14, every Tuesday on the all-weather arena in Páirc Charman from 6.30 to 8 p.m. - contact Peter Cassin (087-9872010); Under-12, every Monday on the all-weather arena in Páirc Charman from 6 to 7 p.m. - contact Alan Corcoran (087-2529746); Under-10, Mondays from 6-7 p.m. in St. Peter's College - contact Justin Browne (087-2190343); Under-8, Sundays in St. Joseph's club at 11 a.m. - contact Nicky Keeling (086-0832120).

New members are always welcome to the club at any stage. Come along, meet new people, make new friends and learn the skills of our national game in a fun environment.

ST. JOHN'S VOLUNTEERS

Lotto Numbers last week were 4, 10, 20 and 26. The jackpot now stands at €18,000. Tickets are available on the night of the draw or from any committee member.

Training times: Monday, Under-14 hurling at 6 p.m. in St. Peter's College, and Under-16 and Minor hurling training at 7 p.m. in St. Peter's alleys; Tuesday, adult training at 8 p.m. in Mannix Place, and Under-10 and Under-12 football in the Presentation school gym at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Minor and Under-16 football training at 8 p.m. in St. Peter's College; Thursday, Under-14 football training at 6 p.m., and Under-10 and Under-12 hurling at 7 p.m. in St. Peter's College; Friday, Under-8 training at 6 p.m. in St. Peter's College.; Saturday, ladies' football training for girls aged eight to 16 in Páirc Charman.

On Saturday the adult hurlers went down to Glynn-Barntown after putting in a great effort in the game. On Sunday the Minor hurlers lost their first fixture to Cloughbawn in a very tight game.

Fixtures: Saturday, adult football first team away to Monageer at 5 p.m. (subject to change); Sunday, Minor hurlers away to Crossabeg at 11 a.m. and second football team away to Gusserane at 6 p.m.

Support the fighters next Saturday, March 28, with six fighters representing the club. Tickets are €15 and are available from Peter McGuire (089-2032125), Jim McCarthy (087-7719864) or Jonny Mahon (086-1787488).

Keep an eye on the Facebook page for fighter profiles over the next few days.

Congratulations to Cian Kehoe and Josh McMahon on reaching the final of the All-Ireland doubles, and commiserations to Glenn Murphy who lost the singles semi-final.

Our sympathy goes to the families of Nancy Smith and Stevie Martin, former club Secretary, who both passed away recently.

SHELMALIERS

The Senior hurlers played out an exciting 1-10 each draw with Rathnure in the league in Hollymount on Saturday. The Shelmaliers got off to a slow start and trailed their opponents by three points after 15 minutes, however, in the next 15 minutes the Shelmaliers registered 1-4 without reply with sharpshooters Joe Kelly (1-2) Ciarán O'Shaughnessy (0-2) and Brian Doyle giving their side a 1-5 to 0-4 half-time lead.

The Shelmaliers continued as they finished the first-half with Joe Kelly and Brian Doyle on the scoresheet. Rathnure produced a late rally to snatch a draw.

The Junior hurlers travelled to Davidstown on Saturday in the second round of the hurling league and came away with a convincing 2-17 to 2-7 victory. The Shelmaliers were always in control and produced some outstanding hurling throughout.

Rathnure Minors visited Hollymount on Sunday morning in the first round of the hurling championship and came away with a 2-16 to 0-13 win in an entertaining match. Two early goals for the visitors made the task very difficult for the home team, but the whole team played to the best of their ability and produced some outstanding hurling.

There was no jackpot winner of the Shelmalier lotto draw on Monday, March 16, with the numbers drawn being 6, 8, 10 and 30. There were two match three winners and they were Leah Murphy and Tony O'Neill who received €100 each.

The management committee of the Shelmalier G.A.A. club have decided to postpone the club's Super Draw until the May Bank Holiday. All dated tickets are still valid for the new draw date. The club would like to thank all the people in the parish and beyond for their support and their generosity towards the objective of putting floodlighting on one of the pitches in Hollymount.

The club was represented by Jody Donohoe, Glen Malone, Conor Hearne and Aaron O'Neill on the St. Peter's College team which went down to Thurles C.B.S. in the semi-final of the Colleges 'A' hurling championship last week. This was a great achievement by the college and all the players involved in reaching this stage of the competition.

The club would like to extend our sincere sympathies to the family of the late Charlie Gaule on their recent sad loss, especially to Charlie's wife Lola, children Cathal, Stephen, Richard and Carla, and grandchildren. Charlie was an active member of the Shelmalier G.A.A. club as a player, officer and supporter ever since arriving in the parish in 1980.

ST. ANNE'S

Results: Junior hurling, St. Anne's w.o., Bannow-Ballymitty scr.; Minor hurling, St. Anne's 5-11, Kilross Gaels 2-4.

Fixtures: Senior hurling v. Shamrocks, Wednesday, March 25, 7.30 p.m. in Bellfield; Senior football v. Horeswood, Saturday, March 28, 5 p.m. in Rathangan; Junior football v. Shelmaliers, Sunday, March 29, 6 p.m. in Hollymount.

St. Anne's Coiste na nÓg are organising a 5km/10km walk/run on Sunday, March 29, starting at 11.30 a.m. The funds raised from the event will go towards the building of the proposed hurling alley so your support would be greatly appreciated.

This event is open to anyone over the age of 16. Entrants should arrive at 10.30 a.m. to allow time to register. Registration will take place in the clubhouse and the entry fee is €10. Light refreshments will be served in the clubhouse afterwards.

St. Anne's ladies are holding a registration evening on Friday, March 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the clubhouse. The registration deadline is March 31.

CLONARD LADIES

Our Under-12 girls will play their first game of the season against Ballyhogue on Sunday, March 29, under the new management of Brendan Rochford and Collette Butler. Best of luck girls.

Training for the Under-8s-Under-12s will now continue at Clonard every Wednesday from 5.30-6.15 p.m. but will return to 6-7 p.m. every week after this.

Under-14 and Under-16 training will be on this evening from 5-6 p.m. We need a good attendance as our Under-14 girls will play in the county blitz on Easter Monday, April 6, and our Under-16 girls will play their first game away to Fethard on April 9.

Our Senior women will also play away on Easter Monday to Horeswood at 6 p.m. Best of luck to our county girls - Leanne Brennan, Niamh Butler and Danielle Chin - as they travel to Leitrim, and Hollie Sinnott and Ciara Brennan who will play away against Wicklow, both on Sunday.

Our Senior women would like to congratulate their team-mate Gemma McManus and her partner, John, on the recent birth of her beautiful baby boy, Callum.

Well done to Ciara Shannon, Emer and Ellen O'Connor on a great display of football skills in their recent Rackard League games with The Faythe school.

Registration is now due for all age groups. New members are always welcome and needed, if your daughter is interested in learning new ladies' football skills, please come along to our fun training sessions and have a chat to our mentors. For more up to date information check out our Facebook page.

GLYNN-BARNTOWN

Our Junior camogie team played their first game on Sunday versus Oylegate-Glenbrien and came out on top with a score of 0-11 to 2-2, putting in a great early-season performance. Well done in particular to the Under-16s playing in their first adult game.

Hard luck to Laura, Chloe and Tara and their county colleagues who were knocked out of the Minor camogie championship by Kilkenny on Saturday, and also to Clodagh who togged out with the Under-16 county team and met the same fate against the same opponents.

Well done to Glynn N.S. camogie team whicho qualified for the next stage of the mini-sevens, defeating Screen, Piercestown and Blackwater on Friday.

The tickets for Friday night's disco for first years and upwards (March 27 in the clubhouse, 8.30-11 p.m.) are now sold out.

A disco for fourth-sixth classes will take place on Monday, March 30, from 8-10 p.m. in the clubhouse. Admission is €3. Please drop to and collect children from the door.

Our annual Easter raffle will take place on Thursday, April 2, in Declan's at 9 p.m. with the usual great prizes including the top prize of a luxury hamper. Tickets are on sale with all club members, and stubs must be returned before 8 p.m. on the night of the draw.

Our Under-8 team travelled to Bannow-Ballymitty for the next stage of their indoor hurling tournament and defeated Bannow-Ballymitty 2-1 and drew with Our Lady's Island 2-2. Great work boys!

The Under-10 boys were flying the club flag high in the Castletown indoor hurling tournament where they won an epic semi-final battle versus Bannow on Sunday before taking on Castletown in the Final. Having been beaten twice in the competition by Castletown, the Glynn-Barntown boys showed great belief and with a Patrick Berry goal brought home the spoils!

Our Under-9 and Under-12 hurlers hosted two Fethard teams on Sunday as a warm-up for the big match in the Park later in the afternoon and put in hearty performances.

Our Under-14 and -16 teams had good results in practice games versus Crossabeg and Volunteers respectively last week.

Féile fever will soon be getting under way and the Under-14 football management will soon be rallying the parents and parish to get behind them to make it a fantastic and memorable weekend.

Our Minors had a winning start away to Taghmon on Sunday. Placed ball perfection from Matt Doyle yielded ten points while new boys Jack and Quinn fitted right in with key points at vital stages of the game.

Well done to Rowan, David, Jack and Frankie who were part of the county Minor hurling team whicho had victory over Antrim on Saturday.

Our Junior team had a confident win over Wygram Gaels on Saturday in the ACHL while our Senior team was unfortunately beaten by Faythe Harriers (1-17 to 3-7).

Mark Fanning was between the posts for the county Senior hurlers versus Waterford and although he pulled off some great saves it wasn't enough to see us over the line. Hard luck lads!

The ladies' football club's winter raffle took place on Thursday, March 19. The winning ticket was drawn by Fr. Stafford and the winner was Brian Dowling from Gorey. Thanks to all who supported the draw.

ST. MARTIN'S

Sunday was something of a bleak day as Wexford's disappointing loss to Waterford was sandwiched by two club hurling defeats, with our Minors losing their game away to Oylegate-Glenbrien by 2-14 to 0-6 in the morning and our Senior hurlers falling to Buffers Alley by 2-15 to 0-12 in round two of the All-County League.

There are commiserations also for all our lads on the St. Peter's College team which lost a very tight Croke Cup All-Ireland semi-final to Thurles C.B.S. on Thursday.

However, there was better news for some of our ladies' footballers as three club players ended up on the winning side, playing for St. Pat's of Drumcondra against Hope College of Liverpool in the Donaghy Cup Colleges All-Ireland final on Saturday in U.C.C. Well done to Rachael Bridges, Jane Barrett and Elsa McDermott.

The night before, a great time was had by all at the ladies' footballers 2014 presentation. Well done to all teams and their mentors for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.

All the teams are back training now and the Under-12s will have their first match against Shelmaliers on Sunday, March 29, at 11 a.m. in Hollymount. The Under-16s' first game will be against Castletown on April 20.

Our Under-8 hurlers were in in flying form on Saturday in the Bannow-Ballymitty indoor hurling competition with two tremendous displays against Clongeen and Clonard. Training continues again this week on Wednesday at 6-7 p.m. on the astro-turf pitch.

Our Under-12 hurlers meanwhile are gearing up for a friendly match in early April against Ballygunner and the coaches have been very impressed with the attitude the boys have been showing in training.

On the camogie front, our Minors lost a closely-contested friendly in Thomastown, Kilkenny, on Saturday morning. At the same time, the Under-14s travelled to Ballygunner to participate in a charity tournament where they avenged our Minors against Thomastown, and then went on to beat Camross from Laois and Gailtir from Waterford.

Finally, the club lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, March 15, were 1, 4, 23 and 28. There was no winner of the €15,000 jackpot but we had one match three winner, Lynda Waters, who gets €50.

BALLYGARRETT

Well, our hurling season has certainly started off with a bang. Our Intermediates took on Naomh Eanna in a superb first match on March 14. Right from the start Naomh Eanna were hot on our heels but the final result ended in a 1-11 each draw.

We saw our Under-21s take to the pitch on St. Patrick's morning in the District championship against Askamore in Ballygarrett and what a game that was. Our lads came through in the second-half in true Ballygarrett style to take the game by 1-23 to 1-13. Well done guys!

The school of hurling and camogie will hold an Easter party in the Ballygarrett G.A.A. complex on March 27 from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

It won't be long now until we have our new pitch in Riverchapel up and running. Since last week we saw the pitch get the first cut and it's looking great, so roll on summer 2015 until we get the sound of the clash of the ash heard in Riverchapel!

Well done to the Star of the Sea national school in Riverchapel on competing in their first-ever camogie blitz in Oulart on Wednesday. It was a very big day for the school and the girls as they never had a camogie team before.

We can't wait for the Rackard League to start after Easter. Well done to the girls, teacher Sinéad Casey, and schools coach Mairéad Geraghty for all the hard work they've put in over the last few weeks.​

One of our fundraising drives this year is a Tesco trolley raffle. Tickets will be sold for €2 each, and the trolley voucher is a €200 Tesco shopping voucher.

It's being held on Thursday, March 26, Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. We are looking for two people per two-hour slots. Please contact Alan Vines on 086-6010672 or e-mail vtoscoaching@gmail.com with whichever time suits. All help and support on these days would be greatly appreciated.

Also don't forget our club blotto draw takes place in various locations between Ballygarrett and Riverchapel every Monday night. Tickets are €2 each and are available from committee members and in various locations in both Riverchapel and Ballygarrett.

Membership is drawing to a close soon so if you haven't registered yet please do so before March 27. Non-payment of membership will result in no play!

Our club coaching officer, Mick Byrne, together with our club/schools coaches will present a workshop next Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in the Ballygarrett G.A.A. complex. It's open to all our club mentors from nursery to adult and parents interested in coaching.

ST. PATRICK'S

Once again the Pat's have done it, with victory on the dance floor for Ashley Tully and Caoimhe Byrne representing the club after another night of fantastic dancing moves.

Congratulations again to all the couples, both from St. Patrick's and Ferns St. Aidan's, on a fabulous display of superb professional dancing techniques. The final club members' vote was taken and resulted in three couples - Ashley Tully and Caoimhe Byrne, Trevor Kenny and Aishling Byrne, and Kyle Byrne and Fiona Byrne - dancing again against the three couples representing Ferns St. Aidan's.

The judges decided on a finalist from each club, resulting in Ashley and Caoimhe representing St. Patrick's and taking on Pádraig Walsh and Catherine O'Connell representing Ferns.

The final glory was given to Ashley and Caoimhe, the young dynamic couple whose graceful performance was flawless and professional. Support for both clubs was outstanding, again showing community spirit to be alive.

Almost 60 under-age members represented St. Patrick's G.A.A. club on St. Patrick's Day in the Gorey parade. They were dressed in the purple and gold St. Pat's gear and jerseys, with their St. Patrick's hats and club banners, laughing, joking, showing off the club's silverware and having a ball.

It was fantastic to see such support and pride in representing their club. Their appearance on the Six-One news showing off the club silverware added to the excitement and memories. A big thank you to all who participated.

Under-age training has now finished at the indoor complex in Buffers Alley. It will now be on Saturdays at 5 p.m. in Camolin, and all new members are welcome.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Kavanagh family on their recent bereavement.

KILRUSH-ASKAMORE

Under-6 and -8 hurling is Tuesday, March 24, at 6.30 p.m. in Ballyroebuck, with a hurl and helmet required. Boys and girls of schoolgoing age are welcome.

A parent/guardian must be present if the child is Under-6. Training will be at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

The Under-12s played valiantly but lost in the 'A' final of the Castletown tournament to Naomh Eanna. Training will be on this Saturday, March 28, at 10 a.m.

TAGHMON-CAMROSS

Our Junior hurling team had a good start to the league campaign on Saturday, beating Gusserane by 4-10 to 1-8.

Our Intermediate football team is playing in the third round of the league on Friday versus Bannow-Ballymitty in Taghmon at 8 p.m.

Good luck to Good Counsel and the Taghmon-Camross players on Saturday in the All-Ireland semi-final of the Senior collages football. They're playing the Connacht champions and the game is in Newbridge at 2 p.m.

Well done to the local Taghmon Tops group on winning the final on Friday before a packed house.

The club lotto takes place this Tuesday in the centre when the jackpot will be €5,000. Please have your tickets in before 8 p.m.

CLONGEEN

Clongeen Coiste na nOg will hold a family table quiz in the hall in Clongeen on Good Friday commencing at 7 p.m. Your support would be gratefully accepted. The cost is €20.

Our Minor footballers and hurlers are joined with Bannow-Ballymitty this year. They are called St. John's Gaels. They have started their championship matches in recent weeks and unfortunately they were beaten in them.

The club would like to congratulate Hayley Murphy and the other players from Gorey Community School on their great All-Ireland Schools Senior 'B' camogie final win a couple of weeks ago. Hayley is the daughter of Seamus Murphy (Ballylannon) and his wife, Josephine, both of whom played with Clongeen teams.

RAPPAREES-STARLIGHTS

This week`s Senior hurling game against Ferns has been re-scheduled for Tuesday in Bellefield under lights at 7.30 p.m. Our Junior hurlers were at home to Tara Rocks on Friday and beat them by 1-18 to 2-9, and our Junior 'B' hurlers got a walkover from Clonee.

Next weekend we are back to football and the fixtures are as follows: Friday, March 27, our Junior footballers are at home to Castletown at 8 p.m. under lights; Saturday, March 28, our Senior footballers are away to the Sarsfields at 3.30 p.m.; and on Sunday, March 29, our Junior 'B's take on Craanford at home at 6 p.m.

Under-8 hurling/football for boys and girls takes place every Saturday at 10.30 a.m. in Bellefield. Last Saturday morning we had the wonderful tally of 72 boys and girls and more new starters this coming Saturday that I am aware of, so spread the word tho any boy/girl interested in playing hurling/football and having great fun along the way, that the Rapps/Stars nursery is the place to be on Saturday mornings with Adrian Fenlon in command and players like Liam Ryan, Kevin Foley and others giving a hand at coaching. All are welcome!

Our Under-10 boys will be training in Bellefield on Friday at 6 p.m. All our old stalwarts and new recruits are more than welcome for a fun hour with top-class coaches and mentors. Don't forget to bring your football boots and we will have some spare hurls and helmets for our new players.

Good luck and well done to our Under-12s who have reached the final of the Martin Codd tournament in Rathnure. The game is on Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m. so come on out and support these young players, the future of the club and perhaps even Wexford.

Our Under-14 Rapps had a good first game of the season with a practice against a strong Craanford side under floodlights and came out the victors. Congratulations to all who took part in what was a thoroughly enjoyable warm-up game. Further pre-season work continues in Bellefield on Mondays at 6 p.m. as we prepare for the hurling Féile on Easter weekend.

Our Under-14 Starlights continue their pre-season with training in Bellefield on Fridays at 6 p.m.

Under-16 football and hurling preparation continues with an eye on the start of the championship on April 13 for football and April 27 for hurling.

A reminder that the club will be hosting a Foundation Level coaching course for any mentor or helper who is interested in attending. Courses start Tuesday, March 24, and run for three consecutive weeks.

Our Minor hurlers were beaten by Macamore Gaels on Sunday in Monamolin.

A reminder to all our members that membership is due on or before March 31, and county development draw tickets will be available shortly at the clubhouse or from any member of the committee.

KILANERIN-BALLYFAD

Well done to the adult hurlers who had another great win, this time over Liam Mellows on Saturday.

Next Saturday is back to football with two home games. The first is at 3.30 p.m. v. Castletown and then at 5 p.m. the Division 3 team will play Cloughbawn. These two games will give even more entertainment than last Saturday's rugby, so come to the field and support your parish.

All under-age teams are back in training so watch the noticeboard and www.kilaneringaa.ie.

There was no jackpot winner in the last lotto draw. The numbers were 20, 22, 23 and 26. The next draw is on March 30 in Noel's. The jackpot is €10,400 and the bonus jackpot is €15,400. Either would be brilliant to win. Tickets are €2.

Remember, adult membership is due before the end of March. Under-age players shall get their registration forms over the next few weeks.

RATHGAROGUE-CUSHINSTOWN

Membership is now due in accordance with G.A.A. rules,. Could anyone who has not paid contact Valerie ASAP on 087-2762369 as all players, coaches, helpers with teams and committee must be registered and the closing date is March 31.

Model County ticket time is fast approaching and ticket sellers will be hitting the roads of the parish in the coming days. The ticket price is €50 and there will be three draws (April, May and June). This is a very important fundraiser for the club and we would therefore appreciate it if you could support us.

Well done and a huge congratulations to Eoin Porter, Tadhg Cody and Jason Dunne on winning the Leinster 'A' football final with Good Counsel recently. This was a huge achievement and well done on representing our club with such distinction.

Well done also to Eoin Porter, Eric Cummins, Seán Kehoe and Fionn Slattery on also lifting the Under-16 football title with Good Counsel. Huge congratulations.

Congratulations to the Intermediate and Junior 'B' hurlers on good wins in the league last weekend over Askamore and Davidstown respectively.

Congratulations to Ollie and Carol Bolger on the birth of their son, Ben, recently. Another future hurler!

Finally, the club lotto numbers drawn on Monday, March 16, were 13, 17, 27, 30. There was no jackpot winner, and one match three - Margaret Waters, Campile, who wins €200. The next draw takes place on Monday, March 30, in Shannon's, Campile and the jackpot now stands at €7,600.

NAOMH EANNA

Under-6 and Under-8 camogie training commences today (Tuesday) in Clonattin at 6 p.m.

2015 club membership is now due. Please pay by March 31 to be eligible to play. Membership can be paid in the complex at any time.

The Naomh Éanna charity cycle crew is holding a table quiz in the complex on Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m. A table of four costs €20 or €5 per person. All are welcome for a great night's entertainment.

There is a monster metal campaign under way in aid of the Naomh Éanna development fund and cancer charities. Ger Redmond is looking for your scrap metal to raise money for these two groups. Call Ger on 087-2814304 to find out more.

Well done to the Intermediate hurlers who defeated Crossabeg-Ballymurn on Friday by 2-12 to 0-9.

The lads continued their unbeaten league campaign in both codes with their first win of the ACHL at the expense of 2014's Intermediate 'A' champions.

While it was a low-scoring affair on the whole, Gorey's passing and workrate was exceptional and their industrious performance culminated in a deserving half-time lead of 2-4 to 0-4.

Gearóid Cullen's cracking brace of majors bolstered their lead in the first-half and Crossabeg could not cut that six-point gap, even when they landed a string of pointed frees in the final quarter. It's time for a round of the ACFL next week as the footballers welcome Marshalstown-Castledockrell on Friday for an 8 p.m. throw-in.

Team: Barry Kinsella; Simon Doran, Pedro Travers, John Stafford; Lee Kinsella, Brendan Travers (capt.), Kenneth Byrne; Conor Hughes, Dara McDonald; Darragh Hughes (0-1), Pádraig Doyle (0-5, 1 free), Joe O'Connor; Michael Bernie, Gearóid Cullen (2-2), Willie Cullen (0-2). Subs. Used - Aodhán Doyle (0-2), John Doyle, Niall Kirwan, Ross Murphy.

The Minor hurlers defeated Faythe Harriers by four points in the opening round of the championship. They now play Taghmon-Camross on Sunday at 11 a.m. in Gorey.

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

ST. JAMES'

Next weekend the Senior footballers have their third outing in the league as they travel to Ballymore on Saturday at 5 p.m. to play St. Fintan's, while on Sunday evening in Mersheen in Division 5 of the football league, St. James' host Clongeen in their third outing of the campaign.

The Intermediate hurling team played their second game of the league and had a 0-19 to 1-12 win away in Camolin against St. Patrick's, to make an impressive return of three points from their opening two games as an Intermediate team.

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