Monday 22 January 2018

GAA Club notes

Innovate Wexford Park.
Innovate Wexford Park.


Sunday was a disappointing day for our adult teams as both lost out in their first round championship encounters. The Seniors went down to Fethard by 1-9 to 1-2 in New Ross while the Juniors lost to St. Anne's by 0-10 to 0-4 in Rathangan.

Both teams are in action in the second round on Sunday, with the Juniors at home to St. Fintan's at 11.30 a.m. while the Seniors will take on Shelmaliers in Wexford Park at 2 p.m.

Hard luck to the Juvenile girls who were beaten by 5-5 to 1-11 in their first championship game against near neighbours Volunteers on Thursday, and to the Under-12 girls who went down to Ballygarrett by 2-3 to 1-3 at home on Friday.

Well done to the Juvenile boys who beat Starlights by 6-9 to 4-6 at home on Monday in their championship opener.

Best of luck to Ciarán Kirwan and Conor Halligan who will be involved with the Wexford Minor footballers against Westmeath in their Leinster championship opener in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday. Well done to Ciarán who played at right half-back with the Minor hurlers in their win over Laois at the same venue last weekend.

Well done to our club referees who are making a name for themselves. Kevin Carty took charge of the St. James' v. Horeswood Senior game last Sunday, and Billy Dodd will handle his first-ever Senior championship tie in Taghmon next Sunday when St. Anne's meet Fethard.

There will be a committee meeting on Monday, April 20, at 8 p.m. in the clubhouse and it is important we have a full attendance.

Membership is now overdue and must be paid ASAP. Until payment is received, players are not covered for medical expenses or loss of wages.

Training times in Páirc Charman: Under-10 girls, Wednesday, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-12 girls, Monday and Wednesday, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-8 boys, Wednesday, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-10 boys, Tuesday, 6.15 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-12 boys, Tuesday, 6.30 to 7.45 p.m. In a few weeks our baby butters (Under-6s) will be back on Wednesdays from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.


Well done to the Intermediates and Seniors who both got off the mark in their respective league campaigns recently. The Intermediates beat Mount Leinster Rangers from Carlow in Hollymount on Good Friday by 4-3 to 2-7, while the Seniors defeated home side Ferns St. Aidan's by 3-9 to nil on Thursday.

Intermediate team: Niamh Potter; Maeve Doyle, Sinéad Kelly, Lisa Quill; Fiona Cullen, Catherine Doyle, Aine Barron; Shelly Doyle, Ciara Corrigan; Lisa Murphy, Michelle Harding (0-2), Ciara Neville; Catherine Roche (0-1), Michelle Hearne (3-0), Shauna Kelly (1-0). Subs. - Jane Mythen for M. Doyle, Linzi Lanigan, Katie Lacey.

Senior team: Niamh Potter; Maeve Quill, Leona Tector, Ciara Neville; Aine Barron, Catherine Doyle, Ciara Corrigan; Shelly Doyle, Aine Lacey; Shauna Kelly, Kate Kelly (0-6), Sandy Carr (0-3); Deirdre McMahon, Michelle Hearne (1-0), Michelle Harding (2-0). Subs. - Niamh Walsh for Barron, Lisa Murphy for Harding, Jane Mythen for S. Doyle, Sinéad Kelly for Tector.

Many thanks to the coaches and helpers whose contribution ensured that the annual Easter camp in Hollymount was a resounding success. Almost 40 members of the camogie club took part.

Good luck to the Under-14s who are away to Bunclody in the league on Tuesday, April 14, at 6.30 p.m., and to the Under-12s who play in a cluster blitz in Fr. Murphy Park, Enniscorthy on Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m.


Our Junior footballers play on Saturday in Bellefield at 5 p.m. against Tara Rocks in the second round of the championship.

Our Under-14 footballers play against Our Lady's Island on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. in Our Lady's Island in the first round of the championship.

Our Under-16 footballers play in the second round of the championship against Oylegate-Glenbrien in Blackwater on Monday, April 20, at 7.30 p.m.

For up to date news, views or pictures please like the club Facebook page 'St Brigids Blackwater GAA Club', follow the club on Twitter @Blackwatergaa or visit our website:

Some businesses have availed of advertising spots on our website. With over 15,00 hits per month it's a great way to get your company known. For details contact 087-2846204 or check out our website.

Please support our upcoming 10k road race and 5k family fun run/walk on this Sunday, April 19, commencing at 11 a.m. You can register for the event online through or simply use the links provided on our website.

Prizes: first man home, €50; first woman home, €50; second man home, €25; second woman home, €25; third man home, €20; third woman home, €20; additional spot prizes.

Can all team managers etc. please avail of our online pitch booking system on our website to avoid confusion with pitch availability now that the long evenings are here. Users can only book training two weeks in advance.

The Under-14 camogie team play in the championship tonight against Ferns at 6.30 p.m. in Ferns.

The Minor ladies play in the championship on Wednesday against Oulart at 6.30 p.m. in Oulart.

Our Intermediate ladies play in the league on Sunday against Naomh Eanna in Blackwater at 11 a.m.

Congratulations to Jenny McLoughlin who was winner of the lotto jackpot last week. The winning numbers were 1, 9, 16, 18 and bonus number 31. The five lucky dip winners were John Berry, Catherine Buttle, John Roche, Annette Murphy, Aine and Aaron who each received €30. Neil Murphy won the seller's prize. The next draw takes place in Blackwater clubhouse on Monday, April 20.


The lotto jackpot now stands at €18,000. Tickets are available on the night of the draw or from any committee member.

Training: Monday, Under-14 hurling at 6 p.m. in Páirc Charman, and Under-16 and Minor hurling at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, adult training at 8 p.m. in Páirc Charman, and Under-10 and Under-12 football at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Minor and Under-16 football at 8 p.m. in Páirc Charman; Thursday, Under-14 football at 6 p.m. and Under-10 and Under-12 hurling at 7 p.m. in Páirc Charman; Friday, Under-8 at 6 p.m. in Páirc Charman; Saturday, ladies' football for girls aged eight to 16 in Páirc Charman

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.


A great game of hurling was played Thursday evening in Coolcotts. Our Under-14s (Wygram Gaels) took on Geraldine O'Hanrahans and won by 4-12 to 2-2. Well done boys.

Our Under-14s are away to Clongeen on Thursday, April 16.

Our Under-10s and -12s played hurling practice matches on Saturday with Monageer-Boolavogue. All the boys and one girl all enjoyed their games.

The Under-10s with captain fantastic Michael and Emer, who were winning every ball high or low, were brilliant. At midfield Rory the dynamo was working tirelessly and was assisted by Adam and Richard. Barry had a good game in goal.

The Under-12s had a good game with Monageer-Boolavogue, with shining efforts from Cian, Conor, Ryan, Josh, Eric and Clinton. Jamie scored an outstanding goal with an overhead strike.

Training is on Tuesday and Thursday.


Under-8 combined camogie/ladies' football training will resume on Wednesday, April 15, from 6-7.30 p.m. at the wall. Contact P.J. (086-7318018).

The Under-10s had their first camogie blitz of the year in Glynn on Saturday. They played three matches each against Davidstown-Courtnacuddy, Cloughbawn White and Cloughbawn Blue. These young girls showed some great skill. Well done to all girls and mentors.

Our Minor camogie team had an impressive win over Buffers Alley in Monamolin on Tuesday in the first round of the Premier championship by 4-7 to 1-4 with an all-round gritty performance and scores from Holly (1-2), Chloe (1-2), Clodagh (1-2), Róisín (1-0) and Clare (0-1).

The Under-18s face Rathnure at home on Thursday, April 16, while our Under-16 team begin their championship on Monday away to Craanford at 7 p.m.

The Juniors took on Gorey away on Saturday morning and travelled by bus to find that Gorey had only ten players. Not to be deterred, our girls who had set off in numbers loaned five players to the opposition and played a practice game, winning by 6-11 to 0-5 having already been awarded the points.

The Easter Raffle draw was held in the Sycamore House on Thursday night and club President Mary Roche was on hand to officiate.

Winners: luxury hamper, Bernadette Curtis; Riverbank meal voucher, Diarmuid Curran; Riverbank meal voucher, Ned Martin; designer t-shirt, Jack Curran; bottles of wine, Tony Butler, Eimear O'Gorman, Ann Ring, Nigel Allen; box of chocolates, Philomena Moran-Curran.

The club would like to thank all who supported the draw in any way and in particular our main sponsors, Mary and Declan Roche of the Sycamore House, and a special mention to the hard-working committee and Julie Kearney who put so much work into assembling the hamper and gathering other prizes.

Congratulations to Under-12 manager Georgina Roche on the occasion of her marriage to Chris Cosgrave on Saturday in Glynn. Her Under-12 protégés were on hand to provide a colourful surprise after the wedding when they formed a guard of honour in full camogie dress for the happy couple. We wish them every happiness in the future.

Huge numbers turned out in the clubhouse as orders were taken on Wednesday for new club gear (boys and girls age seven years to adult XL). Customers will be contacted when the order arrives.

Féile hurling took place on Sunday week in Killurin and the boys came up against strong opposition in the form of St. Martin's and Faythe Harriers. We unfortunately did not advance to the next stage having tried hard but will rally for the Féile football .

Rowan, David and Jack were part of the Co. Minor hurling team which defeated Offaly to become the Leinster League champions in Wexford Park on Saturday week, and were also vital components in the opening championship game versus Laois when again Wexford took the spoils. Well done lads.

Our Under-9 and -10 hurlers travelled to Páirc Charman on Friday and the boys really put all their training into action against the Faythe Harriers, while their Under-11 and -12 clubmates hosted the Harriers in Killurin.

Coiste na nOg begin their hurling and football academy for Junior infants and children born in 2009 on Saturday, April 25, from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon at the hurling wall in Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. grounds. All are welcome - contact Paudie on 087-6479944 for more details.

Our Junior 'A' football team opened their championship campaign in Monamolin on Sunday with a two-point win against Tara Rocks while the Intermediate footballers played Ballyhogue on Saturday in Bellefield, coming out on top by 2-9 to 0-13.

There was plenty of ladies' football activity last week with the club hosting their section of Féile. Again the girls worked really hard, defeating Duffry Rovers and St. Anne's to qualify for the quarter-final but they were defeated by Shelmaliers at that stage.

The Under-12s were out on Friday in the championship versus Gusserane and all girls played a great team game but were beaten by 3-3 to 0-2.

The Under-16 team opened their championship with a confident win over Taghmon-Camross in Killurin on Thursday and good displays from all over the field , while the Junior team gave a great account of themselves versus Gusserane on Tuesday but were overcome in the end.


Our Intermediate 'A' team was beaten by two points in the first round of the championship on Saturday in Bellefield by Réalt na Mara. It was a good effort by a very understrength side.

Training this week is on Tuesday and Thursday. Our next game in the championship is fixed for this coming Sunday in Blackwater at 6.30 p.m. against Kilrush.

Our Junior 'B' team start their District championship against Kilmore this Friday at 7 p.m. in Kilmore.

Our Under-16 team played at home to Marshalstown last night in their first round of the championship and will play round two on Monday, April 20, away to Clonard with 7 p.m. throw-in.

Our Under-14 team play their first round of the Division 3 championship away to Réalt na Mara this Thursday at 7 p.m.

A committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the club.


Congratulations to our Intermediate footballers who had a good win in their opening championship game against Clongeen on Sunday in Taghmon on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-10. Our next game is against Rosslare on Saturday in Rathangan at 6.30 p.m. Let's hope we can make it two wins from two games.

Our Junior 'B's play the opening game in the Wexford District championship on Friday at 7 p.m. against St. Joseph's in Kilmore.

Preparations are in full swing for Féile which takes place in Wexford on the last weekend in June. A joint committee has been formed with the ladies' G.A.A. club and a number of fundraisers are planned over the coming weeks. First up is a breakfast morning in Kilmore parish hall on Sunday, May 3.

Finishing touches are now being put in place on our clubhouse and surrounds in anticipation of the official opening on May 17. The place is looking great both inside and out, reflecting the huge amount of work that has been put in over recent months.

The new surface on the car park is a welcome upgrade. Can patrons please note and observe the four reserved disabled car parking spaces?

As mentioned above the official opening of our new facility has been fixed for Sunday evening, May 17. The opening will be performed by President of the G.A.A. Aogán Ó Fearghail.

The occasion will be marked by a Senior hurling challenge game between Wexford and Waterford which promises to be a competitive encounter only three weeks before both of these sides open their respective championship campaigns on June 7. This is definitely a date for the diary.


Clonard/Volunteers Senior team had a great week, playing two games in seven days. First up they had a good win when they travelled to Horeswood on Monday evening for their second league match of the season. It was great to see some of the Minor girls come through and get a run out with the adult team. The final score was Clonard/Volunteers 5-17, Horeswood 1-5.

On Sunday the women travelled up to Kilanerin. Again it was another tough game as Clonard trailed behind Kilanerin at half-time (2-8 to 1-4), but they dug their heels in deep for the second-half as they knew they had the ability to win this game and fought hard until the final whistle. They took their chances and turned around the score to get the points in the bag by 4-11 to 2-14.

The team for both games was: Natasha Walsh; Nicole Guerrine, Shirley Roche, Lorraine Sludds; Mini Nami, Aoife Tormey, Danielle Chin; Niamh De Buitléar, Leanne Brennan; Eimear Buckley, Shauna Gleeson, Ciara O'Riordan; Diane Leniston, Eire Brennan, Bekka Foley; Collette Butler, Niamh Buckley, Kara Mc Donald, Ciara Cullinane, Chloe Bates, Clodagh Downes, Aisling Busher, Laura Bruen, Emer Hore, Sara Byrne, also not forgetting Hazel Brennan (injured). Well done to Rebecca Foley who scored a massive 4-10 in two games.

Wow, what a great day for Clonard ladies as our Under-14 girls travelled down to Taghmon to take part in the county Féile on Bank Holiday Monday. Our first game was versus Kilmore which we won by 1-1. The girls had all of the possession but just could not send in more scores.

Tensions were high in the last five minutes when the scores were equal but the brave Caitlin Murphy was pulled down which resulted in a penalty which Chelsea sent in to the back of the net and this resulted in a win for Clonard.

Our second game versus Bunclody was another hum-dinger. Again the scores were slow to come but did not reflect the fast pace of the game, which Bunclody won.

Next we played Gusserene and the girls were well warmed up and dominated this game also, winning well.

We reached the quarter-final of the cup where we met a very strong Taghmon team. A very tired and sunburned Clonard team just could not keep them out but played their hearts out until the final whistle where Taghmon secured their win in the final.

We would like to thank each and every girl - Libby Bierney, Ciara Brennan, Niamh Tormey, Hollie Sinnott, Chelsey Pitman, Caitlin Murphy, Casey Jane Jordan, Ellen O'Connor, Emily Kavanagh, Dena Lee Grassick Bergin, Erin Duffin, Alliot Kutton, Tara Murphy, Zoe Anglim, Caoimhe Brendan Rochford, Caoimhe Kara Lawlor, Tamzin Howell, Ciara Shannon - you did your club proud your performance on and off the pitch was exceptional.

Well done to all our Under-12 girls who stepped up to the mark also and played great football. A big thank you to the management team - Shirley Roche, Brendan Rochford, Estelle Murphy - and to all the parents who travelled down and stayed for the day as your support was much appreciated. Shirley is looking forward to a great season with this talented team.

On Thursday our Under-16 girls travelled away to Fethard to play their first game of the season. This was a tough game which Fethard won well but the score does not reflect how hard the Clonard girls worked.

Again the scores did not come easy as they sent many chances wide. Overall the management and girls were pleased with their first performance despite the big difference in the score.

Team: Kate Kavanagh; Megan Goucher, Chloe Keeling, Ciara Brennan; Niamh Tormey, Hollie Sinnott, Chelsea Pitman; Sarah Murhpy, Allanah Anglim; Sarah Murphy, Lauren Gordon, Lauren Roche; Simone Kemp, Rebecca Dowdall, Caitlin Murphy; Tara Foley.

Upcoming fixtures: Under-12s play away to St. James' on April 22; Under-14s play away to the Shels on April 20; Clonard/Volunteers Minor girls play away to the Shels on April 27.

Registrations are due now ASAP. The last day to pay is Wednesday, April 29 - no registration means no training or games.

Club gear is now being ordered for anyone who would like to place an order.

Clonard ladies will hold a fundraising draw in Pettitt's from Thursday to Saturday, April 23 to 25. We would ask Senior members and parents to give up two hours of your time over three days to raise much-needed funds for our growing club. A text will be sent out for your times.

Model County Draw tickets are now on sale from Clonard ladies with fantastic prizes. If anyone would like to buy one, please let one of the managers know.

As always Clonard ladies would like to invite new players to come along and join in our fun training sessions. Training times are: Under-8 to Under-12, Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.; Under-14 and Under-16, also 6- p.m.; Minor and adult, 7-8.30 p.m. Wednesday.

As always all our match and training updates will be on Clonard ladies' Facebook page or contact the club phone (085-1397986). Best of luck to all our Leaving Cert. girls who are doing their Irish orals this week.


Our Senior footballers were defeated by 1-12 to 1-11 by Gusserane in the first round of the championship on Sunday in Innovate Wexford Park. The game was close throughout but Gusserane grabbed their winner late into injury time and so we now take on Starlights in round two on Sunday in Taghmon at 6.30 p.m.

Our Juvenile footballers had their first championship match last night (Monday, April 13) against Glynn-Barntown (result available on our website). Their next fixture will be against Gusserane and, again, our website has details on all fixtures.

The squad began their season with a challenge football game against Volunteers in Piercestown on Easter Monday. In a good game, St. Martin's demonstrated excellent workrate in defence and an efficient attack to win on a 1-9 to 2-3 scoreline.

The Under-14 boys' teams are busy with football also with practice matches against the Volunteers and Sarsfields, and championship games against Geraldine O'Hanrahans and Horeswood coming up.

Our girls' Under-14 football team did fantastically well to reach the county Féile final by getting past Horeswood and Shelmaliers on a very dramatic Easter Monday in Killurin. The final was then played on Sunday, April 12, in inclement weather but it was a bridge too far as the girls came up against a very strong Taghmon side who won by 3-7 to 1-5.

Nonetheless it was a fantastic achievement by the girls to get that far and they now have the national Féile to look forward to in June. The ladies' adult Intermediate team have started their season well and were in good form on Friday when they beat Bunclody by 3-6 to 0-10 in Piercestown.

We hosted an Under-10 camogie blitz on Saturday morning and our two teams had great matches against Kilmore, St. Anne's and St. Ibar's.

The club lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, April 5, were 8, 9, 12 and 22 and we had one match three winner, Lisa McDonald, who gets €50. The grand jackpot prize of €15,000 remains to be won so please contact any committee member about signing up to the lotto.

Finally, many thanks to Dr. Kieran McCormack who gave an excellent talk in the club last week on concussion management for sportspeople. The talk was well-attended by club coaches and is part of our effort to raise awareness of this key safety issue among all club members.


Results: Senior football championship, St. Anne's 0-9, St. Fintan's 1-3; Junior 'A' football championship, St. Anne's 0-10, Sarsfields 0-4; Senior ladies' football league, St. Anne's 6-8, Horeswood 3-3; Under-14 hurling Division 3, St. James' 2-4, St. Anne's 0-3.

Fixtures: April 14, Under-14 camogie v. St. Mary's, Rosslare (time TBA) in Tagoat; April 16, Under-14 football v. St. Mary's (Rosslare) at 7 p.m. in Tagoat; April 17, Junior 'A' football championship v. Horeswood at 8 p.m. in Horeswood; April 18, Under-12 camogie blitz at 11 a.m. in Rathangan; Junior 'B' camogie league v. Gorey (time and venue TBA); April 19, Senior football championship v. St. Mogue's (Fethard) at 5 p.m. in Taghmon; April 20, Under-14 girls' football v. Castletown at 7 p.m. in Rathangan.

The ladies' club would like to thank everyone who supported their Easter hamper draw. Special thanks to John 'Sammy' Sinnott who sponsored the hamper, and also thanks to Andrew at Goldsmith's Shop and Sinnott's pub for ticket sales. The total raised was €465. Hamper winner: Danny Cox.


Both the Shelmalier Senior and Junior footballers had very encouraging opening matches in the first rounds of the championships on Sunday. It was the Senior footballers who began the day when they took on Adamstown in Bree and were always in control, resulting in a 4-13 to 0-3 victory.

The Juniors continued the good form when they overcame Clonard by 4-16 to 2-7 in Páirc Charman on Sunday evening.

Corner-forward Kevin O'Connor opened the scoring for the Senior footballers after five minutes and Eoghan Nolan rattled in his team's first goal two minutes later the set up the Shelmaliers after good inter-play from Brian Doyle and Glen Malone.

Further points from Brian Malone, Brian Doyle, Kevin O'Connor, Glen Malone and Stephen Banville followed before Páraic O'Leary got the second goal to leave a half-time score of Shelmaliers 2-7, Adamstown 0-1.

The Shelmaliers continued their dominance in the second-half with further goals from Stephen Banville and Brian Malone. The Seniors now play Sarsfields in Wexford Park on Sunday.

The Juniors were also never threatened by Clonard with two goals each from Tony Smith and James Cash. Other scores came from Derek Walsh, Jody Donohoe, Michael Feeney, James Cash and Tony Smith. The Juniors now play Buffers Alley on Sunday in Blackwater. You are asked to give both teams your support.

There was no winner of the Shelmalier lotto on April 6 when the numbers drawn were 10, 15, 29 and 31. There were two lucky match three winners and they were Peter Ryan and Michael Donohoe.


It was a busy Easter for our club, starting on Easter Sunday morning. The Under-14 hurlers took part in the Féile blitz in Buffers Alley. Our lads' hard work, constant training and the dedication of the team and their mentors Diarmuid Devereux, Paul Goff and Patrick Kavanagh paid off.

They beat Ballygarrett by four points. Unfortunately, they lost out to Buffers Alley who won both of their games to proceed to the next stage.

Easter Monday night's presentation was a great success, held in the parish hall in Camolin, for Under-12s, Under-14s, Under-16s and Minors. Conor McDonald presented the teams with their medals and tops. Thank you Conor for doing this, and for signing tops and allowing the children to take photographs with him.

The training tops were sponsored by Conor Carton of Carton's Daybreak in Camolin. A big thank you to Conor for the sponsorship. As the teams received their medals and tops, excitement grew as the tops were put on and proud team photos taken.

Patrick Kavanagh, the club's under-age Chairman, congratulated the teams and thanked Conor McDonald for doing the presentation and Conor Carton for the sponsorship. A number of the players have been seen wearing the tops over the last few days and there has been lots of positive feedback from the public.

The club's Facebook page has photos of the presentation night, the recent Féile hurling blitz and much more. You can find us on Facebook at CLG Naomh Padraig.

St. Patrick's club will be hosting the Under-14 2015 football Féile, taking place from Friday, June 26, until Sunday, June 28. Many of our Under-14 players' families are hosting the guests for the weekend.

We have received sponsorship for a new set of jerseys for the Féile from Phil Cullen, South East Financial Services, Gorey. Again a big thank you to Phil for this sponsorship. Further details on matches and events will be available closer to the time.

Under-age training continues at the moment on Saturdays in Camolin from 4-5 p.m. for Under-6, Under-8 and Under-10, and 4-5.30 p.m. for Under-14. Keep an eye on Facebook for any changes in the training schedule.


Our Under-14 hurlers played their first championship match in Division 4 on Sunday against Buffers Alley. Our players are all young this year but after a good display from all they were beaten by a bigger and stronger Buffers Alley team by 3-4 to 1-0.

Brian Culleton was the goalscorer and all the players gave it their best and played very well for their first match this year, so keep up the good work.

Clongeen Coiste na nOg would like to thank all the families and other people who made up all the tables in the family table quiz which was held on Good Friday night in the hall. Thanks also to all the sponsors who donated prizes for the raffle and the ladies who provided teas, sandwiches and buns. Your support was greatly appreciated.


Under-12 training continues on Saturday mornings. The Under-14s had a good win against St. Patrick's on Thursday in the first round of the hurling championship.

They are playing in first round of the football against Craanford on Thursday, April 16, in Ballyroebuck at 7 p.m.

There is an Under-16 football match on Monday, April 20, against Crossabeg-Ballymurn away at 7 p.m.

Good luck to the lads in the upcoming Rackard League matches.


The Under-10 hurlers played two grading matches Sunday morning in the Caulfield League. Two very entertaining matches were played against Fethard and New Ross in miserable conditions. The league itself starts in a couple of weeks.

The Under-14 hurlers had a comprehensive win over Marshalstown in Farmleigh on Thursday. The Under-14 footballers start their championship with a home match against Sarsfields on April 23.

The Under-16 footballers made the long journey to Kilanerin on Sunday morning to play Ballinastragh Gaels, coming out winners with the scoreline 2-9 to 3-5. The next game is Thursday at 7 p.m. in Gusserane against St. Martin's.

The Senior footballers are out next Sunday, April 19, in New Ross against St. James' at 3.30 p.m., with the Juniors in Coolree at 11.30 a.m. against Duffry Rovers on Sunday also.

There is still time to get your Model County tickets for this year from any club members. Please support the local club.


Our Intermediate footballers were beaten in the first round of the championship last weekend by Ferns on a scoreline of 1-11 to 0-9. Our Junior 'B' team was beaten by St. James' in the first round of the District championship.

The Intermediate team play Bunclody in the second round of the championship in Patrick's Park on Sunday at 2.30 p.m.

Well done to Stephen O'Gorman, Ian Carty and Stephen Stafford who were on the Wexford Minor hurling panel last weekend when they beat Laois in the Leinster championship.

The club lotto wasn't won last week. Four match three winners shared €200, namely Eithne McGee, Bricketstown, Kathleen Harpur, Bannow, John Brown, Cullenstown, and Jim Ferguson, Kilderry. Next week's jackpot will be €5,600.


There was no winner of the weekly lotto. The numbers drawn were 5, 18, 22 and 24. Next week's jackpot is a massive €17,750.

Our Junior footballers got their season off to a start on Saturday against the Starlights. Although it took the Shamrocks a while to get into the game, the lads competed well in the second-half and were unlucky to lose out by three points in the end.

The footballers take the field again this Saturday against Clonard. Make sure to check our Facebook page to get the details.

Junior hurling training continues on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. and all are welcome.

The season for our under-age hurlers and footballers and camogie players is now well under way so please come up to support our many rising stars when you can. If anyone is interested in helping out with an under-age team please contact Ciarán Ruth.

There is a committee meeting for all committee members this Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. in the clubhouse.


The rainbow over Camolin on Saturday evening definitely seemed to be a good omen for the Starlights in the first round of both the Senior and Junior football championships, with our Seniors beating Castletown by 2-7 to 1-6 and our Juniors beating our close neighbours the Shamrocks by 1-11 to 2-6 at the same venue.

In the Senior game Starlights were 1-5 to 1-2 down at half-time having played against a strong wind. Torrential rain and hailstones during the interval seemed to reduce the force of the wind in the second period, making nothing easy for the Starlights who kicked well throughout against a strong and fit opposition.

In the second game our Juniors were well ahead at the interval by 1-9 to 0-3, allowing the Shamrocks to stage a comeback in the second-half but, holding out with tenacity, the Stars went on to take the win, making it two out of two. Well done to all concerned on the perfect beginning to the season.

And coming in the wake of our great Féile win on Easter Monday this has most certainly been a good week for the club. Our Féile captain, Odhran Carty, and vice-captain, Anto Larkin, along with mentors John Walsh, Fran Carty, Michael O`Toole and Jason Sheridan were guests of honour at the Wexford Supporters' Club launch of their calendar of events at the Riverside Park Hotel on Thursday.

Well done to 'Skinner' and the Wexford Minors who won the first round of their championship on Saturday in Innovate Wexford Park, seeing off the challenge of Laois.

A reminder to all to buy your County Development Draw tickets this week from members of the committee and assist in the progression and development of both Wexford and the club.

Anyone who has still not paid their club membership would be advised to do so immediately.


Well done to the adult first team which beat Bannow on Sunday in Enniscorthy. The score was 0-18 to 2-8. There was no joy for the second team which went down to Kilrush.

The second round of football championship should be next weekend, followed by maybe two weeks of hurling, but check the weekly fixtures please.

The Under-16 footballers, in their first game, lost to Gusserane/Fethard by one point, also on Sunday. The Under-14 hurlers had better cheer by beating Crossabeg in their first round.

All under-age teams are training now, so if your boy or girl has not returned yet, or would like to start for the first time, see the contacts on the club noticeboard or on

There was no jackpot winner in the last draw, with four match three winners. The numbers were 1, 5, 8, 24.

Lastly, two reminders: please come and support club home games, it is a nice way to pass an hour and young and old players appreciate you doing so. And watch out for the membership forms after training, The maximum fee is €30 per chap.


Well done to Corach Ramblers on their well-deserved win on Sunday. Enjoy the celebrations.

Our Intermediate football lost out to Kilanerin by 0-18 to 2-6 while the Junior team also lost to Fethard by 2-10 to 0-11.

Better luck we hope this week when the Intermediate footballers travel to St. Anne's and take on Clongeen at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The jackpot for the lotto is rising steadily with the next draw up to €5,600. We had three winners on match three numbers: Kathleen Harpur, Bannow; John Brown Snr., Cullenstown; and Jim Ferguson. The next draw is on Tuesday, April 21, in Taghmon.

The Junior ladies travelled to Castletown on Friday and lost by 6-8 to 3-8. Hard luck ladies.

Anyone looking for half-zip tops, contact Peter Ennis (086-3886564).

Well done Pat Fitzharris Snr. on another win for the county Minor squad.

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A very happy birthday to club stalwart Jack Acton who recently celebrated his 80th birthday.

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

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.

The Naomh Éanna charity cycle challenge group is holding a table quiz tomorrow (Wednesday) in McGovern's pub at 9 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Well done to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who got the better of Davidstown-Courtnacuddy in the first round of the championship on Saturday. The full-time score was 5-13 to 0-5. They now meet Kilanerin's second string in Monamolin on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Team: Seán Sheridan; Lee Kinsella, Brendan Travers, Tom Stafford; Pedro Travers (capt., 1-1), Simon Doran, Joseph O'Connor; Conor Hughes (1-1), John O'Brien (Ramsfort Park); Dara McDonald (0-3), Pádraig Doyle (1-0), Seán Doyle (0-1); William Cullen (0-3, 2 frees), Barry Kinsella (2-0), David O'Brien (0-3). Subs: John O'Brien (Cork, 0-1) for D. O'Brien (black card), Aodhán Doyle for B. Kinsella, Kenneth Byrne for Sheridan.

Well done to the Intermediate camogie squad which defeated Kilrush on Friday.

The Under-14 footballers travel to Hollymount for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in on Thursday while on Monday the Under-16 footballers face Glynn-Barntown in Killurin at 7 p.m.

Those interested in mentoring the Under-6s this year are asked to phone Podge on 087-7769171. Training for Under-8s and 10s continues on Thursdays from 6 until 7 p.m.

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

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