GAA club notes
Clonard/Volunteers got their Intermediate league campaign off to winning ways on Saturday by beating St. Anne's. The women put In a good performance In tough, winter conditions.
We were made to battle hard playing against a really strong wind and went in at half-time trailing by five points (2-9 to 3-1). Clonard/Volunteers started the second-half strong and really used the wind to our advantage, putting away some good scores to win by 7-7 to 2-11.
Team: Natasha Walsh; Collette Butler, Shirley Roche, Nicole Guerrine; Danielle Chin, Leanne Brennan, Zi O'Neill; Laura Bruen (0-1), Niamh De Búitléar; Eimear Buckley, Shauna Gleeson (1-0), Eimear Hore; Diane Leniston (1-1), Bekka Foley (1-2), Sara Byrne (3-3); Eire Brennan (1-0), Danielle Doyle, Trudy Downey.
Wishing Emer Hore a speedy recovery from her shoulder injury she received during the game.
Our Under-14 girls travelled to Bunclody on Sunday to kick-start their league campaign with one hundred per cent improvement on the weather conditions from the day before. An outstanding first performance was delivered under the guidance of manager Shirley Roche.
The score was Bunclody 3-8, Clonard 3-5 with only three points in it. It was a very competitive game to the final whistle,and the girls kept going, fought hard and encouraged each other.
Team: Libby Bierney; Chloe Leniston, Ruth Hendrick, Alliot Kotun; Tamzin Howell, Ciara Brennan, Caitlin Murphy; Niamh Tormey, Hollie Sinnott; Casey Jane Jordan, Chelsey Pitman (1-3), Ellen O'Connor; Sarah Siggins (2-2), Erin Duffin, Anita Ngobo; Caoimhe Rochford, Caoimhe Lawlor, Ciara Shannon.
Training on Tuesday is at Clonard pitch from 5.30-6.30 p.m. One hundred per cent attendance is expected from our Under-14 and Under-16 panels. Well done girls on a great weekend's football for Clonard ladies.
The Under-14 girls would like to congratulate Sarah Siggins on winning her county boxing title at the weekend. Best of luck in the Leinsters.
Under-age training for Under-8 to Under-12 is every Friday in the Presentation Sports Hall from 6-7 p.m. New members are always welcome to come along and join our fun training sessions.
Registration is now due for all age groups; no registration means no training or games.
For more information about all age groups, please contact our club phone at 085-1397986 or join Clonard ladies on Facebook.
We held a very successful and well-attended presentation night on Saturday in the Wooden House, Kilmore Quay. Guest of honour was Martin Storey who presented the medals to our Junior hurling championship-winning team 2014.
The Fergie Duff award for club achievement was presented to the Junior hurling team and management to mark the achievement of bring the first adult hurling championship title to our club in 2014.
The Trevor Furlong award for contribution to the under-age section of our club was presented to Helen Cleary representing Kilmore N.S. and the hurling 365 initiative which continues to go from strength to strength since it began 18 months ago.
Over one hundred students in Kilmore N.S. receive additional coaching on a weekly basis through the school and we are beginning to reap the rewards of this with our under-age teams.
There was also a special presentation to the four Kilmore girls - Sharon Kehoe, Maria Byrne, Niamh Moore and Johanna Cousins - in recognition of their achievements as part of the Wexford ladies' football team, All-Ireland Junior champions 2014.
On Sunday our Junior footballers were beaten in their league match against St. Mary's (Maudlintown).
Our Junior hurlers face HWH-Bunclody on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the first round of the league in Bunclody
Our Minor footballers (Kilross Gaels) face local rivals OLI/St. Fintan's in the second round of the championship on Sunday morning in Tagoat.
2015 will be a busy year for our Under-14 Gaelic teams. As well as the normal championship schedule, our Under-14 boys and our Under-14 girls will be taking part in the All-Ireland Féile competition. This year the Féile is being hosted by Wexford on the weekend of June 26/27/28.
Club teams from every county in Ireland and clubs from the U.K. will be hosted by clubs in Wexford for a fantastic festival of football over the three days. Kilmore will be hosting two visiting teams and plans for the weekend are already under way. Visiting players will be staying with host families in Kilmore and we will be making a big effort to ensure that the visiting teams along with their families and supporters have a great weekend here.
We have a lot to offer locally and businesses in Kilmore should benefit as well as all our neighbouring clubs who will also be hosting visiting teams and supporters.
To make the weekend a success we will need support from the parents of the players taking part and we hope that all parents will get involved to support both clubs for this event. To help with the costs we will be running two breakfast mornings in the Community Hall during April and May and look forward to your support for those.
For further information you can contact your appropriate team managers or Michael Cooney (Féile co-ordinator) on 085-832 4627.
It was a weekend of mixed emotions for our inter-county players as Ciarán Lyng and Jamie Carty played key roles in Wexford's football win over Limerick while Mossy and Daithí Waters were unlucky to end up on the losing side to the Limerick hurlers.
Similarly, on the camogie front, Lisa and Linda Bolger, and Marie Claire Morrissey, enjoyed a 2-5 to 0-8 win over Offaly in the Senior match in Hollymount on Sunday while Amy Ryan and Aisling O'Connor lost with the Intermediates to Kildare by 3-13 to 0-6 in the same venue.
On Saturday, several of our Minors played in Wexford's excellent win over Dublin hurlers in U.C.D., under the watchful eye of our own Larry Coleman.
Our Senior footballers had a good win by 4-9 to 0-6 over Adamstown on Saturday in the second round of the ACL, and our Minor footballers followed suit on Sunday morning, also in Piercestown, with a 4-11 to 1-5 win over Volunteers.
The Minors were behind at half-time and were kept in the game by two point-blank saves by Shane Parle and a great goal by Nicky Greene. A much-improved second-half performance sealed with the win with Joe O'Connor, Aaron Maddock, Conor Firman and Rory O'Connor catching the eye in that period.
Our Junior footballers lost however by 2-11 to 1-5 to a strong St. James' outfit in the league on Sunday in Piercestown.
The Under-14 girls' footballers came up against a very strong Horeswood team on Sunday morning and though they tried hard, Horeswood were worthy winners. The ladies' intermediate team get their league campaign under way on Saturday at 11 a.m. away to Cushinstown.
Well done to Rachael Bridges, Elsa McDermott and Jane Barrett who, playing with their college St. Pat's of Drumcondra, beat U.C.C. in the All-Ireland Colleges quarter-final during the week.
Don't forget that the ladies' football presentation night will be on Friday, March 20, at 7.30 p.m. for last year's Under-12, -14 and Minor teams. All are welcome to attend and this will also be an opportunity to register.
Don't forget the camogie club is hosting a table quiz in the club on March 16 and it's sure to be a great night. Also, advance notice of an Easter camp in the club for 7-14 year-olds being held on April 7-9, and participants must be registered in advance.
It's great to see all the children back training now and the Under-12s made their seasonal bow on Sunday; it was particularly great to have Seán Stafford involved as part of the coaching team.
The Under-8 boys are getting into the routine of Wednesday training between 6-7 p.m. on our astro-turf pitch. We had 30 boys in attendance and we want to thank all those who travelled to Bannow-Ballymitty on Saturday where they put in spirited displays against Rathgarogue-Cushinstown and Gusserane.
Finally, the club lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, March 1, were 8, 15, 16 and 22 and there were no winners, so our giant jackpot of €15,000 remains to be won. Anyone wishing to join the club lotto need only contact any committee member.
St. James' Coiste na nOg are organising a night of glitz and glamour on March 27 at Ramsgrange Community School at 8 p.m.
This fashion show will make you want to ditch your winter woollies and get spring and summer ready with a selection of elegant fashion on show. The show caters for women's, men's and children's fashion and is sure to be a great night of entertainment.
The following outlets will be have items on show: Whispers Fashion, Mr H Menswear, Blossoms Ladieswear, Wallace's of Wellingtonbridge, Jordan Club Wear.
Tickets are available from Larry at 087-6882808 or Maureen at 087-7479258.
St. James' had double success on the field last weekend as both the Senior football and the Junior football teams had wins in the All-County League. In a clash of county champions, St. James' defeated St. Anne's by 2-9 to 1-9 in the Senior contest on Saturday. The Junior team beat St. Martin's by 2-13 to 1-5 in Piercestown in Division 5.
Next weekend the hurling teams get their league campaigns under way. The Junior 'B' team play Bannow-Ballymitty in Mersheen on Saturday at 3 p.m., while the Intermediate 'A' hurlers face Buffers Alley at 2 p.m. in Mersheen on Sunday.
Congratulations to Good Counsel College (New Ross) on their Leinster Senior football success on Saturday in Dr Cullen Park, Carlow. Well done to all the management and players, especially those involved from St. James', and best of luck to everyone in the All-Ireland series.
The St. Patrick's Day parade is coming up on March 17 in Duncannon and the club would like to encouarge all its members to get involved in helping out in the running of this community event.
There is an Under-14 Féile football blitz on Saturday, March 14, in Fenagh at 2 p.m.
Coiste na nÓg Kilrush-Askamore are running a five km. fun run, walk or cycle on Sunday, March 29, in Askamore at 2 p.m. Registration is from 1 p.m. in Askamore Hall and we hope to see you all there.
For more information contact Maria O'Rourke (087-7608443), Mary Sharry (087-6256481) or Sinéad O'Hara.
In the second round of the All-County Football League, our Seniors were at home to Shelmaliers under lights on Friday night and recorded a good win by 1-7 to 0-8. It was disappointment however for our Junior 'B`s who were away to Naomh Eanna on the same night and were beaten comprehensively, but isn't it great to see some of these guys back playing with the club like 'Bosco' Crotty, Jamie Doyle and others? Welcome home lads, it's good to have you back.
On Saturday our Junior footballers were away to Blackwater and after a good beginning the previous week they were unable to keep it up, going down by 1-11 to 1-5. On Sunday our Minor footballers played a good game against Duffry Rovers, coming away with a win in a high-scoring tie by 3-12 to 3-10.
Well done to all whether winners or losers, and thank you for showing up and showing your commitment to the club.
Next Sunday, March 15, we have a double-header at Bellefield in the first round of the All-County Hurling League with our Juniors taking on Bannow at 2 p.m. and our Junior 'B`s playing St. Pat's at 3.30 p.m., along with our Minor footballers playing at home at 11 a.m. On Monday evening under lights our Seniors will take on Buffers Alley at 8 p.m. Good luck to all.
Congratulations to Caolan Carty and the Wexford Minors who beat Dublin last weekend and well done to Liam Ryan who had a good game with Wexford against Limerick. It was a good performance so shame about the result.
A reminder that Under-8 football and hurling skills training continues at Bellefield every week. All are welcome. If you have a child, nephew, niece etc. interested in playing football and/or hurling, please ring Adrian Fenlon on 087-7988442.
Our weekly lotto continues every Monday night and our weekly bingo is held every Wednesday in the clubhouse. A reminder to all members that membership is now due and must be paid on or before March 31.
County Development Draw tickets will be coming on stream in the next couple of weeks and will be available at the clubhouse or from any member of the executive committee, so please show your support for the club.
You can keep up to date with all the news of the club on our Facebook page and on the Rapps/Stars website.
The club fundraiser, 'Stars in Their Eyes', takes place on March 14. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket, please contact Mick Weafer or Aoife O'Connor.
Tickets can also be secured by contacting the club through our Facebook and Twitter pages.
The club wishes to extend its sympathies to Mick Foley on the recent loss of his mother. Mick represented the Shamrocks G.A.A. club in the past. Sympathies also to the entire Foley family. May she rest in peace.
Our Senior hurlers when down to a youthful Lucan Sarsfields side on Saturday on a scoreline of 0-15 to 1-10. It was a much better performance by our men in green and white despite missing the presence of players of the calibre of Barry Dobbs, John O'Connor and Aaron Rothwell.
Star performers were Ed Shallow in goal, Philip Freeman, Ronan Gahan, Maurice Casey and Cyril Thorpe. Our next match is versus Mount Leinster Rangers on Saturday in Fr. Murphy Park at 4.30 p.m.
Thank you to all of the supporters and helpers who turned out on Saturday for the match.
There was no winner of the weekly lotto.
Finally, I hope to see you all bright and early on St. Patrick's morning for our annual Davy Fortune memorial run.
Registration starts at 9.30 a.m. and the race will begin at 11 a.m.