Wednesday 24 January 2018

GAA Club notes

Jonathan Fogarty(St Annes) Ciaran Lyng(St Martins)
Jonathan Fogarty(St Annes) Ciaran Lyng(St Martins)

GAA Club Notes


Well done to the Juvenile boys who beat Ballinastragh Gaels at home on Monday by 3-14 to 0-7. Best wishes to the Under-12 boys who have two games tonight (Tuesday) at home against Buffers Alley.

Well done to the Under-11 boys who christened their new jerseys with another fine win at home to Fethard on Thursday.

Under-6 football will start Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. in Páirc Charman. All new members are welcome.

Hard luck to the Juvenile and Under-12 girls who lost to Starlights and Volunteers respectively on Wednesday.

The Seniors are away to St. Martin's in round four of the league on Friday at 7.30 p.m., while the Juniors are away to Castletown on Saturday at 5.30 p.m.

The club offers its condolences to the Finucane, Wilde and O Feinneadha families on their recent bereavements.


Well done to the Minors who qualified for the county semi-final with a big win over Oylegate-Glenbrien last week.

Best wishes to the Under-16s who are due to play Craanford-Monaseed at home on Thursday, May 14th, at 6.30 p.m. in their second Wexford People Premier championship game.

Training is set to start for the Juniors in the coming weeks so if you are interested in playing at this level, contact Emma Carroll (085-1950091) or Catherine Roche (087-0533952).


The lotto jackpot of €7,600 wasn't won. The numbers were 2, 22, 23 and 24 with bonus number 33. Martin Hughes was a match three winner.

Membership for the coming year is now open for the club and gym. Please contact Niall McDonnell to renew or sign up (087-2672108). Niall will be at the complex on Fridays from 7-8 p.m.

Fees for 2015 are: adult players €100, adult non-playing members €50, student €50, Under-14 to Under-18 €40, Under-8 to Under-12 €30, Under-6 €10. The gym is €60 for six months, €100 for twelve months, with a one-off payment of €10 for a fob.

The club shop will be open on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. for anyone wishing to purchase hurls, helmets, grips, club gear or place orders.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Féile fundraising efforts over the May Bank holiday weekend. We had a very successful weekend with a children's disco, cake sale, raffle and car wash all running over the three days.

A special word of thank you goes to all the ladies and gents who baked for the weekend and Georgina Peare for her help in organising the venue. Our lucky raffle winners were Orla Walsh, Siobhán Burke, Eoghan Foley, Teresa Bolger and Pauline Murphy.

A huge thank you to the Talbot Hotel in Wexford for sponsoring first prize.

Model County tickets are still available from Niall McDonnell (087-2672108) or any committee member for this month's draw!

Our Under-16 hurlers secured a win away to Monageer on Monday evening by 2-16 to 1-15.

Our Under-14 hurlers had an good win away to Geraldine O'Hanrahans on Thursday evening, finishing on a 7-8 to 4-2 scoreline, but were beaten comfortably by Taghmon on Tuesday evening in Taghmon.

Our Under-11 footballers had their opening game of the competition and were unlucky to leave Páirc Charman last Thursday evening with a defeat, as narrow a margin of only two points separated us and the Sarsfields.

Our Junior hurlers drew with Gusserane in Taghmon and were lucky to get it as Gusserane did most of the hurling. It was a performance to put behind us and focus on round three against Tara Rocks

Dates for your diary: May 14, the Irish Blood Transfusion Services will hold a donor clinic at St. Mary's (Rosslare) G.A.A. complex in Tagoat from 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donating a unit of blood might just save a life!

July 18, St. Mary's (Rosslare) will hold their first summer event at the complex in Tagoat. Bands/D.J./barbeque and much more, it's an evening you won't want to miss. Over-18s only.


The Under-12 fooballers play Tuesday against Duffry Rovers in Coolree at 7.30 p.m.

The Rackard League District semi-final takes place against Oylegate in Blackwater at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The Under-14 footballers play away to the Shamrocks on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. in round three.

The Juvenile footballers play HWH-Bunclody in Blackwater on Monday, May 18, at 7.30 p.m. in round four. They are currently third in the group.

Well done to Aaron Culleton, Pad O'Connor and Phelim Roche who represented St. Peter's College in the Leinster Schools Power Cup semi-final last Friday. The match ended in a draw.

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 1,500 hits per month it's a great way to get your company known. For details contact 087-2846204 or check out our website.

Can all team managers etc. please avail of our online pitch booking system on our website to avoid confusion with pitch availability? Users can only book training two weeks in advance. If you do not need the full pitch please do not book it.

There's Under-10 camogie training every Thursday from 6-7 p.m.

There was no winner of the jackpot last week. The winning numbers were 7, 20, 21, 29 and the bonus was 5. The five lucky dip winners were Eileen Roche, John Forde, Ger Lynch, Colm Corrigan and Kitty Lacey who each receive €30.

Feidhlim Roche won the seller's prize. The next draw takes place on Monday, May 18, in Blackwater G.A.A. clubhouse.


Last Sunday afternoon, our Seniors played their second game in the championship when we took on Oulart in Bellefield. After having the benefit of the strong wind in the first-half, we led by 0-6 to 0-2 at half-time.

The lead wasn't sufficient however as we struggled to score in the second-half before eventually losing by 1-13 to 0-8. Our fate is still very much in our own hands however with three games still to be played. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Colm Heffernan who suffered a serious knee injury during the game.

Our Junior team had a good 4-12 to 3-9 win over Monageer the previous weekend in Blackwater. We had the benefit of a number of former Senior players, plus the addition of five of this year's Minor team lining out with us.

We started strongly and a hat-trick of goals from Shane Wilde, plus a penalty strike from John Walsh, had us ahead by two at half-time. The game faded in the second-half but we were still good enough to come out as six-point winners.

We played our second championship game on Saturday night when we took on the Rapparees in Taghmon. We trailed by 0-9 to 1-5 at half-time but rallied to win by 1-10 to 0-11, with our goal coming from Wayne Mallon. That makes it two out of two in the championship to date.

Our Junior 'B' team also made their championship debut last weekend when we took on St. Anne's in Rathangan. We had a very weakened team on the night and suffered a heavy defeat.

After three successive weekends of adult hurling action, next weekend is full of football league fixtures, so we get a break for a week before resuming adult hurling championship action the following weekend.

Our Juvenile team continued their championship on Monday night of last week when we turned in a brilliant performance to win up in Gorey against Naomh Eanna on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-10. This group of lads have struggled against the Gorey boys over the years and have never beaten them but turned in one of their best-ever performances to finally beat them.

We trailed at half-time by 1-8 to 1-5, with our goal coming from Gary Carroll, but the positioning of Seán Banville at full-forward was a masterstroke for the second-half, as he ended up scoring 1-2 from play.

Even though Gorey were a physically bigger team, our lads dug deep to eventually win by a one-goal margin. There is a break now until after the exams before we play again.

Our Under-14s had their second win of the campaign when they overcame Oulart last Thursday in Páirc Charman by 4-5 to 3-6. It was a very good win, coming against an excellent Oulart 15, with very little separating the sides.

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

The club would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everybody who supported us by buying a ticket for the club and county draw. Unfortunately we didn't have any winners on this occasion but there are still two remaining draws, so we will keep our fingers crossed!

There will be a meeting of the club executive committee on Thursday, May 14, in The Faythe School at 7.30 p.m.

The club would like to pass on its condolences to the Finnucane, O Feinneadha and Sutherland families on their recent sad losses.


On Monday evening, May 4, Wygram Gaels (Clonard/Volunteers) travelled to Cloughbawn for the second round of the Under-16 hurling championship.

Wygram Gaels hit the ground running and opened up a four-point lead at half-time.

In the second-half Cloughbawn came out strong and with five minutes to go the scores were level.

In the end Wygram Gaels won the match by the narrowest of margins (2-3 to 0-8).

On Thursday, May 7, St. Anne's (Rathangan) were the visitors to Coolcotts to take on Wygram Gaels (Clonard/Volunteers) in the third round of the hurling championship.

Wygram Gaels won the toss and elected to play with the breeze in the first-half.

With some fantastic hurling skills, Wygram Gaels had opened up a good lead by half-time (5-3 to 0-2).

In the second-half St. Anne's took advantage of the breeze and clawed their way back into the match.

In the end though the superior skills of the Wygram Gaels boys shone through and they went on to win comfortably by 9-7 to 6-7.

The club would like send a vote sympathy to Phil, Gavin and Yvette Walsh, The Grove, on the death of their mother, Phil, last week. May she rest in peace.


Our Under-10 camogie team took part in a blitz in Cloughbawn on Saturday and a great day was had with the Blue team winning two games and drawing the third while the Green team (not to be outdone!) also won two games and drew one!

Our Junior 'B' camogie team travelled to Craanford last Sunday night and while they worked hard the result did not go our way.

Congratulations to Lucy Cloney and T.J. Parle on the birth of their daughter, Penny, last Saturday and to Nicola Morrissey and Aaron Carley-Walker who also had a little daughter - Ava - recently.

Hard luck to our Under-14 hurlers who played on Thursday in Killurin versus St. Martin's and put in a great performance but were unfortunately beaten.

Our Under-16 'A' team played St. Martin's in hurling on Bank Holiday Monday in Killurin but didn't get the result hoped for.

The 'B' team was also due to play the same evening but received a walkover from St. John's Gaels.

Hurling before school at the hurling wall for Glynn N.S. students continues: Mondays at 8.30 a.m. for third and fourth classes and Tuesdays at 8.30 a.m. for first and second classes. Children will be walked to school afterwards.

Hard luck to Rowan, David and Jack who lined out with Wexford Minor hurlers in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday versus Westmeath but were beaten by a narrow two-point margin.

The Féile committee are delighted to announce the clubs they will host for Féile Peil in June. The boys will host St. Gabriel's G.A.A. club, Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, while our girls' football team will host Loughnavalley rom Westmeath. Preparations are in full swing for the event and we thank the parish for their continued support.

The Juniors had a comfortable win over Cloughbawn on Saturday evening in the championship with a final score of 2-15 to 1-11.

Last Saturday week marked the beginning of the PSHC and our Seniors began their campaign versus Cloughbawn. The game was originally due to be played in Bree but following heavy rain was moved to Clongeen for 5 p.m. The conditions were poor for both teams and the resulting draw was probably a fair result. The final tally was 2-11 to 1-14.

On Sunday the team faced down strong opposition from the Rapparees in Oylegate. Our lads went in a point down at half-time having hurled against the wind but levelled the scores within minutes after the interval. It was a nip and tuck affair with both sides exchanging scores as well as both being reduced to 14 men midway through the second-half.

Glynn-Barntown finally managed to pull away in the closing minutes to earn a two-point victory (0-11 to 1-6).

Thanks to all who purchased a Model County draw ticket from the club. Congratulations to Eddie Roche, Noel McCormack and Pat O'Rourke who each won €200 in the draw.

The Under-12 girls played Clonard away on Wednesday evening and were delighted with their comfortable win.

The Under-14s had a solid victory over the Vols, beating them by 10-7 to 1-1 on Bank holiday Monday.

The Junior ladies travelled to Gusserane on Tuesday evening to play the home side but were beaten and played again in the championship versus St. Anne's on Sunday in Rathangan, earning a draw on a scoreline of 7-6 apiece.

Two Under-14 girls were selected from each club to compete in the Féile Peil skills competition on Saturday. Our two representatives were Lara O'Shea and Rebecca Fanning. Both girls did extremely well and represented their club with pride.

We are delighted to announce that Lara was deemed Co. Wexford Féile Peil na mBan skills champion and will go on to represent her county on June 13 in Portlaoise. Well done Lara!

A table quiz will be held on Friday, May 15, in the clubhouse at 8.30 p.m. Teams of four cost €20 per table. All proceeds will go towards the boys' and girls' Féile football fund.

Thanks to all who supported the clothing and scrap collections over the weekend.

The club would like to wish a most enjoyable day to each of its members making their First Holy Communion in Glynn and Barntown churches on Saturday, May 16.

Glynn-Barntown G.A.A., camogie and ladies' football clubs would like to extend their deepest condolences to Mick Clarke and the Clarke family on the recent passing of his brother, Paddy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Last weeks lotto numbers were 8, 18, 19 and 27. There was no winner. Match three winner was Betty Sutton. This week's jackpot is €10,000.

Well done to our Intermediate hurlers who beat Ballygarrett in the championship on Sunday, following a draw with Askamore the previous week.

Our Junior 'B' footballers play Our Lady's Island in the league on Saturday in Ballymurn at 5.30 p.m., while our Intermediate footballers will play Réalt na Mara afterwards at 7 p.m., also in the league.

Our Under-14 footballers will host Enniskillen Gaels from Fermanagh in the Féile in June. There will be a table quiz this Friday, May 15, at 9 p.m. in The Anvil in aid of the boys' and girls' Féile teams.

The club is holding a barn dance in John Cullen's grain store on May 30. Tickets are on sale for €15 each.


Our adult hurling teams had a good weekend with the Seniors beating St. Anne's by a goal on Sunday and the Junior 'A' team, a few hours later, beating Ballyhogue in a biblically wet and windy Bree.

Next up for the Seniors will be a switch to football as we play Sarsfields on Friday at home at 7.30 p.m. in round four of the ACFL. The weekend after will see the third round of the hurling championship and we will be playing Rathnure. We'd like to wish good luck to the members of the squad who are currently sitting college exams.

Our Under-12 girls' football season is now well under way and last Wednesday they had a good win against St. Anne's in Rathangan. Their record now, after four games, is two wins, one draw and one defeat and their next game is away to Kilmore. Keep up the good work girls.

The Under-16 team travelled to Castletown last Thursday where they suffered a 5-5 to 0-9 defeat, and it was a similar story for our adult Intermediate team whose recent good run of form was halted with a 2-12 to 1-9 defeat to Gusserane on Sunday.

It was a quiet week on the camogie front but this week sees both our Under-14 teams in league championship action. Our 'A' team played Bunclody last night in the Premier division at home (check website for result) and tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13, our 'B' team travels to Taghmon in the Roinn 2 group at 6.30 p.m.

Best of luck to the Under-12 footballers who travel (both teams) to Enniscorthy tonight to take on Starlights in the first round of the championship. Their older cousins, the Under-14s, had a good win in their 'A' hurling game against Glynn-Barntown on Thursday night in Killurin by 4-12 to 4-2. The 'B' team meanwhile had an honourable defeat at home to Askamore.

Then on Saturday, the 'A' team had an excellent workout against Ballygunner in Piercestown and both teams thereafter enjoyed some cake and sandwiches in the Centre.

The Under-16 hurling campaign has got off to an excellent start as the lads came away from Killurin on May 4 with a 6-13 to 0-7 win. Last night they hosted Starlights in the football championship (again, the result is available on the website and Twitter).

Finally, the club lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, May 3, were 1, 3, 5 and 26. We had one match three winner of €50, so well done to Mary Dempsey and Nuala Power.


The grand final draw for the wonderful prizes in the Shelmalier Super Draw took place before a large audience in Hotel Curracloe on Bank Holiday Monday. There was great anticipation and excitement in the room as the first ticket was drawn from the drum.

The first name out of the drum was that of John Pitt from Murrintown who was the lucky winner of a new Skoda car supplied by Donohoe's Skoda or €10,000. Other winners were: George Sunderland, Gorey (€2,000); Peter Byrne, Gorey (€1,000); Harry Quigley, Rathnure (50'' TV supplied by Joyce's Wexford); Michael Farrell, Kilmuckridge (Sound Music Bar, supplied by Joyce's Wexford); Glen Murphy, Ardcavan, Castlebridge (32" TV supplied by Joyce's of Wexford), Oisín O'Connell, Foulksmills (half ton coal sponsored by DWG Fuels Crosstown); John Cummins, Ballymurn (solid fuel stove sponsored by C and C Providers Screen); Madge Lennon, Rathnure (€200), and Dermot McClannan, Castlebridge (€50 voucher sponsored by C and D Providers).

The club would like to congratulate all the lucky winners and thank all the people who supported the draw. The club would also like to thank the many people in the club who worked so tirelessly over many months on the road to ensure the draw was a great success.

After the disappointment of the previous Saturday's narrow defeat to Oulart-The Ballagh, the Shelmalier Senior hurlers got back in the winning way with a convincing 2-17 to 0-7 victory over Shamrocks played in Oylegate on Sunday evening.

The Enniscorthy side was quick off the mark and had three points on the scoreboard before Joe Kelly got his side's first point in the eighth minute. However, once the Shelmaliers got going they were in commanding form with first-half scores coming from Joe Kelly, Ciarán O'Shaughnessy, Eoin Doyle, Brian Doyle and Simon Donohoe, to leave a half-time score of Shelmaliers 1-12, Shamrocks 0-4.

The second-half continued in the same fashion with James Cash scoring his side's second goal after three minutes of the re-start, with Stephen Banville and Joe Kelly contributing the other scores of the second-half.

The Shelmalier Junior hurlers also got on the winning way with great 0-22 to 1-6 victory over Gorey played in St. Patrick's Park on Saturday evening. Having lost by the narrowest of margins the previous week to Taghmon, the Shelmalier boys were in determined form from the throw-in.

Michael Feeney got the Shelmaliers off to an early start with a point in the fourth minute, followed by Páraic O'Leary, Jody Donohoe and Emmet O'Leary. Sharpshooter Conor Byrne led the way with seven first-half points and five second-half points.

Team: P. McCleane; E. Fitzgerald, K. O'Leary, D. Malone; B. O'Connor, D. Kelly, C. Gaule; G. Malone, C. Walsh; E. O'Leary, P. O'Leary, M. Feeney; J. Donohoe, C. Byrne, W. O'Shaughnessy. Subs. - S. Whelan, M. Kelly, E. O'Leary, A. Griffith, J. Campbell, J. Redmond, C. Manley and T. Smith.


Firstly, we now know the girls' Under-14 team that we shall be hosting for the Féile. It is St. Treas, Ballymaguigan from Co. Derry. The boys' team is Ballyna from north Co. Kildare.

The club lotto was not won on April 27. The numbers were 4, 5, 25, 27. There were two match three winners who both got €100.

The Intermediate hurlers had a good win over Marshalstown on May 3. The second round was versus Clongeen on Sunday.

The Under-12 footballers have their first game in Castletown on Tuesday, May 12, at 7.30 p.m.

The Under-14s have games every Thursday with the last being in Naomh Eanna on May 7.

The Under-16 hurlers lost by one point to Duffry Rovers on May 4.

The ladies' footballers have their first championship game on Wednesday, May 13, versus St. Anne's in Kilanerin at 7.30 p.m.

See 'events' on or the club noticeboard for fixtures, especially home games. Watching the games, and the fresh air, are both free.

Well done to Billie Fannin who was the only club winner in the April Model County draw. Billie won a €600 Tom Doyle Supplies voucher. The next draw takes place at the end of May.


Under-6 and -8 hurling training is Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. Well done to the Under-14 hurlers who beat St. Martin's 'B' team last week.

There's football this Thursday against St. Anne's, and Under-16 football against Oylegate next Monday, May 18, at 7.30 p.m. in Ballyroebuck.


The Under-8s are training hard in both football and hurling and all are putting in a great effort.

The Under-10s had a hurling blitz on Wednesday evening against Glenmore and Horeswood. These games were part of the Caulfield League tournament. They had a football match called off on Friday evening due to the atrocious weather.

The Under-12s are out in their first football match of the season on Tuesday evening against Rathgarogue-Cushinstown.

The Under-14s played two hurling matches during the week and had two wins against St. Mary's Rosslare and New Ross.

The Under-16s had mixed luck during the week with a win against Crossabeg-Ballymurn and a loss to Cushinstown. They play football against St. Mary's (Maudlintown) on Monday.

Parents please take note that Cúl camps will take place in Taghmon on August 10. Please check out the Kellogg's Cúl Camp website for details.

Congratulations and well done to all our young players who made their Confirmation in Taghmon recently and to all in Carrowreigh who made their Communion on Saturday. Best wishes to our young players who will be making their Communion in Taghmon on Saturday, May 23.

Our Junior 'B' hurling team had their second win of the District championship on Friday, beating Fethard by 1-13 to 2-5, and our Junior team had their second win as well, beating Monageer by 1-16 to 0-5.

Next weekend it's back to the football league when the Intermediate team play Duffry Rovers away on Sunday at 6 p.m.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. There were four match three winners - James Carroll, Poulmarl; Paul Hannon, Coolcull; Laurence Banville, Kilgarvan, and Pips Murphy, Ballygow. The next draw will be on May 19 when the jackpot will be €6,200.


Well done to the Intermediate hurlers who recovered from their opening round championship defeat to Adamstown and got the better of Rathgarogue-Cushinstown by 2-7 to 0-9. Goal-scorers were Pádraig Doyle and David O'Brien.

The Junior ladies' footballers play Castletown in the championship (tomorrow) Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Clonattin. All support will be welcome.

Those interested in mentoring the Under-6s and/or Junior 'B' hurlers are asked to phone Podge on 087-7769171. Training for Under-8s and -10s continues on Thursdays from 6 until 7 p.m.

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.

Spring clean your wardrobe for the Naomh Eanna charity cycle project. We are looking for your clean reusable clothing, paired shoes, accessories, curtains and handbags that you no longer require.

There will be a collection at the complex on Saturday, May 23, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Bags can be arranged to be collected any time before that date. Should you require a collection, please text Louise or Barry on 086-8664575.

The Under-12 footballers are in action tonight (Tuesday). Both the 'A's and 'B's travel to Killurin for 7.30 p.m. games with Glynn-Barntown. The Under-14 footballers welcome Ballinastragh Gaels on Thursday. Throw-in is 7.30 p.m.

On Friday the Under-10 'A' and 'B' football teams face Castletown on home soil. Those games start at 7 p.m. Also on Friday, the Junior footballers will play Kilrush away at 7.30 p.m.

The Under-8 footballers will play Monageer-Boolavogue on Saturday at 11 a.m. and the Intermediate footballers play Cloughbawn away in a league fourth round clash at 7 p.m. Next Monday the Under-16 footballers play Starlights away in Bellefield at 7.30 p.m.

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


It's been a very impressive two weeks on the hurling fields for St. James'. Competing in the third grade of Wexford hurling for the first time, St. James' have taken to the Intermediate 'A' championship in great style with their second win of the championship by beating Moonageer-Boolavogue on a 2-15 to 0-7 scoreline in Páirc Charman, while there was also a very impressive win for the Junior 'B' hurling team as they beat Clongeen.

The action switches back to the football league next weekend with the Seniors hosting Adamstown next Saturday at 7 p.m. in Mersheen, while the same two clubs will also meet in Division 5 of the league on Friday at 7.30 p.m.

There will be a club meeting in the Sláinte Bar, Ramsgrange on Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Well done to everyone who helped out in the running of a clothes collection a few weeks back. Our next big fundraising event will be held on July 10 in Wexford Golf Club where a golf classic will take place. To book a tee-time or to sponsor a green please contact Noel Holohan on 086-8658093.

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