Tuesday 20 February 2018

GAA club notes

The Rosslare Rackard League camogie team which won the District 'C' final for the first time in 13 years
The Rosslare Rackard League camogie team which won the District 'C' final for the first time in 13 years


The Under-14s continued their Féile preparations with an excellent 3-7 to 2-5 home win over Our Lady's Island/St. Fintan's on Thursday. They were a point up at the break (2-4 to 2-3) and it remained close throughout, with two substitutes combining for the key score near the end when Oliver McMahon picked out Patrick Duignan for the winning goal.

Team: Josh Walsh; Seán Kelly, Cillian Boggan, Jake Giltrap; Shane Clancy, Cian Twomey, Liam Cassin; Richie Lawlor, Josh Sheil; Robert Molloy, Jack Finucane (0-1), Lee Donohue (0-2); Conor Kehoe (1-2), Ben Hynes (0-1), Zachary Maxwell (1-1). Subs. (all used) - Mark Finucane, Jason Gordon, Oliver McMahon, Callum Corcoran, Alex Boggan, Patrick Duignan (1-0), Conor Shipsey.

Just one month remains until the national Féile on June 26-28 when we will host the Castlebar Mitchels boys and the girls from Gaultier in Waterford.

Well done to all of the Under-10 boys who did so well at home to Our Lady's Island/St. Fintan's on Friday.

The Juniors will be taking part in the town league next month, with the fixtures as follows: Tuesday, June 2, home to St. Joseph's; Tuesday, June 9, away to Clonard; Tuesday, June 23, home to Volunteers; Tuesday, June 30, away to St. Mary's (Maudlintown).

The format is two points for a win and one point for a draw, with the top two teams to play a cup final.

The winning numbers in the lotto draw on May 25 were 1, 7, 14 and 25.


Hard luck to the Under-14s who lost their championship game to Glynn-Barntown on Thursday by 4-3 to 1-4.

Best wishes to the Under-10s in their blitz in Hollymount on Saturday, starting at 11.30 a.m.

The Castlebridge Rackard League side went down to a strong Glynn side last week and will now meet Rathnure.

If you are interested in playing for the Juniors during the summer, contact Emma Carroll (085-1950091) or Catherine Roche (087-0533952).

The third annual camógathon will take place in Hollymount on Bank Holiday Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The new black and amber gear is available to buy from Anne-Marie Kelly (087-2419712) or Therese Sheil (086-3712224). The prices are as follows: under-age skort, €15 with free socks; adult skort, €20 with free socks; anyone who brings in €50 on their sponsorship card for the camogathon will receive €5 off the price of their skort.


The club lotto jackpot is €4,100. Last week's numbers were 24, 25, 26, 30 and bonus 35. There was no winner and no 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. Gym: €60 for six months, €100 for twelve months, with a one-off payment €10 for a fob. The gym is strictly over 16s only.

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.

Model County tickets are still available from Niall McDonnell (087-2672108) or any committee member.

Just a quick reminder that booking for this year's Cúl Camp is now open online. This year it will be from July 20 to 24 in Tagoat and it really is a great week of fun.

Children get a back pack, a jersey and a half zip training top! Book today to avoid disappointment! Book online at

The club will hold a Cúl Camp promotion/information evening at the Complex at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26.

Our Under-14 footballers suffered a heavy defeat in Tagoat on May 14.

Our Under-10 footballers played their opening Go Game in Tagoat against St. Martin's on May 15. Each club fielded three teams - well done to all.

Our Intermediate footballers drew with Ballyhogue in their league game at home, having led for most of the game and having played some excellent football in the first-half. St. Mary's were missing some key players and will look to improve on this result.

Our Under-16 footballers travelled to Cloughbawn and were well beaten. The absence of some key players was a factor in the final result.

Our Under-12 footballers played Kilmore at home on Tuesday and were defeated by a narrow margin.

Our sister club, St. Mary's Camogie Club, are running a clothes collection at the Complex from now until September 1. If you are having a clear-out we would love if you would consider giving your unwanted items to the ladies.

The bags of clothes will be weighed and the money raised will go directly back into the camogie club for their players. The clothes will then be re-cycled.

St. Mary's (Rosslare) will hold their first summer event, 'summer session', at the Complex in Tagoat on July 18. With bands, a D.J., barbeque and much more, it's an evening you won't want to miss. Over-18s only. Tickets (€10) will be on sale next week.


Our Senior team made it two wins out of three with an excellent victory over Buffers Alley in the championship in Bellefield on Saturday. We started brightly, scoring the first three points.

However, we faded in the last ten minutes of the first-half and, despite having being wind-assisted, we trailed by 1-8 to 0-9 at the break. An early Rhys Clarke goal saw us briefly lead before the Alley came back to lead again.

At that stage, an early contender for goal of the year from Lee Chin saw us regain our lead. Further goals from substitute Paul 'Curly' Lambert and another from Rhys Clarke eventually saw us home comfortably on a final scoreline of 4-17 to 1-18.

Our scores came from Rhys Clarke 2-9 (0-4 frees), Lee Chin 1-3, Jim Berry 0-3, 'Curly' Lambert 1-0, Alan Lynch and John Bridges 0-1 each. We now face into the summer break with two remaining games against Shelmaliers and the Shamrocks.

Our Junior team was also in championship action on Sunday when we played Naomh Eanna in Farmleigh.

Our Junior 'B' team played their second District championship game on Friday when we entertained Blackwater in Páirc Charman. Despite a two-goal contribution from Ciarán Byrne, we were heavily defeated on a final scoreline of 7-13 to 3-6.

Our Junior 'B' team is due to play its third championship game on Friday when we entertain St. Martin's in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.

Our Junior 'A' team is in ACHL Division 4 action on Thursday when we travel to Ferns to take on the home team with a 7.45 p.m. start.

Our Senior team is also back in league action when we entertain St. Martin's in the ACHL Division 1 on Saturday in Páirc Charman at 6.30 p.m.

Tonight (Tuesday) we entertain the Shelmaliers 'A' and 'B' teams in the Under-12 championship in Páirc Charman with a 7.30 p.m. start in both games.

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.

For under-age training times, contact the following: Under-18, Tony Walsh (085-7645353); Under-16, Pat Henebery (087-2609958); Under-14, Peter Cassin (087-9872010); Under-12, Alan Corcoran (087-2529746); Under-10, Justin Browne (087-2190343); Under-8, 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.

The second monthly Model County draw will take place tonight (Tuesday). Please ensure all monies are returned to Nicky Keeling in advance of the draw.


Our Under-10 camogie team hosted a blitz in Killurin on Wednesday with visiting teams from Cloughbawn and Davidstown where they put all their skills on show. Well done to players and mentors, and thanks to all parents who helped out with teas.

Tullamore was the destination on Saturday for our Under-12 girls who took part in the Camán and Hurl incentive. The girls wore their jerseys with pride and a great day was had by all.

Our Under-14 camogie team continued their winning streak when they defeated St. Ibar's in Hollymount on Thursday by 4-3 to 1-4.

The camogie club disco for first years and up due to be held in the clubhouse on Friday, May 29, from 8.30 to 11 p.m. is sold out. Admission is by ticket only.

Well done to our Under-7 and Under-8 boys who travelled to Castletown for matches on Saturday morning and really enjoyed the day.

Our Under-12 boys' footballers fielded no less than three teams last Tuesday with all three teams playing away and over 50 boys togging out. The green team and blue team took on St. Martin's in Piercestown while the white team played Duffry Rovers in Coolree.

It was a great achievement for the club at this age, and to come back that evening with a one hundred per cent success rate owes great credit to the players and mentors.

The Under-14 footballers travelled to Horeswood on Thursday where they snatched a draw with a last-minute goal from Conor Mahony (3-8 to 2-11).

The Under-16 'A' footballers played Sarsfields on Monday and after a hard-fought battle pulled away in the second-half to record another win.

The Under-16 'B' footballers played Ferns and put in an impressive performance but came up the tiniest bit short on a scoreline of 4-6 to 3-8.

A glorious day dawned for the club on Saturday for the first Michael Laffan Memorial Tournament, and Michael himself must have been smiling down upon us in the form of the sunshine.

Several weeks of detailed planning came to its culmination with a day which saw over 250 players from six different counties aged Under-10 and Under-11 take to the field in a flurry of skill and sport. There could not have been a more fitting tribute to the late, great Gael Michael who worked tirelessly in his lifetime for Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. Club, and several members of his family were on hand to oversee the proceedings.

A huge thank you goes to the organisers and in particular Conor Kavanagh, the Senior and Minor players who gave of their time to officiate, the visiting clubs, the home teams who were exemplary both on and off the field on Saturday, their parents, the sponsors, all four club Chairmen who were present and busy, and Wexford County G.A.A. Games Development Officer Eoin Morrissey who dropped in.

Most especially thank you to the Laffan family for their involvement in making the occasion such a success in Michael's memory.

On Sunday it was the turn of our Senior hurlers to battle for glory with St. Anne's in Innovate Wexford Park. They were out-hurled in the first-half and things looked bleak at the interval when St. Anne's led by 1-10 to 0-4, but our boys did rally in the second-half to close the gap to five points at one stage with goals from Mark Fanning (free) , Kevin Crean and Daire Barron. The final score was 2-14 to 3-5.

That evening the Junior hurlers took on St. Fintan's in the championship and had a comfortable win by 5-15 to 0-9.

Our Under-10 ladies' footballers defeated Clongeen away on Sunday while our Under-12s also came out winners over Ballyhogue on Monday. The Under-16s got a walkover from Taghmon-Camross on Wednesday.

There will be a cabaret in Mary Jo's on Sunday, May 31, to raise money for Féile Peil 2015 in Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. and ladies' football clubs. Tickets are €10 and available from any committee member, or pay on the door on the night.

Book the date for 'Stars in their Eyes' on Saturday, June 20, in Declan's pub, Killurin. Come and see the locals strut their stuff to raise money for Féile Peil.

The club gear arrived ahead of schedule last week with a combined push from the club and co-operation from our suppliers. Interest in the gear has snowballed since and we will be taking orders on Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. in the clubhouse for half zips, socks, shorts, training tops and jerseys. See the club website and Facebook page for details.


Last week's lotto numbers were 2, 8, 23 and 27. There was no winner. Match threes: Jenny Carlyle and Jack and Aaron Fagan. This week's jackpot is €10,000.

Hard luck to our Intermediate hurlers who lost to Oylegate in the championship on Saturday. Well done to our Junior 'B' hurlers who had a good win against St. Anne's in the District championship on Friday. They play St. Martin's away this evening (Tuesday, May 26) at 7.30 p.m., also in the District championship.

The club is holding a barn dance in John Cullen's grain store this Saturday, May 30, at 8.30 p.m. There will be a barbeque and full bar, with music by The Outfit, followed by a D.J.

Tickets are on sale for €15 each. There will be prizes for the best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl. Please come along and support.


It was a very successful week for the hurling men as our Junior 'A' team had a fine win against Davidstown-Courtnacuddy on Saturday by 1-17 to 0-16, and then the Senior team made it three wins out of three when beating Rathnure on Sunday in Bellefield.

That result sets the lads up well and we now wish many of them all the best as they turn their attention to end-of-year exams. We would also like to wish Joe Coleman a speedy recovery from the hand injury sustained in the Senior game.

At under-age level, our Under-16 footballers had a good win against Ballinastragh Gaels by 0-20 to 2-4. Our Under-12 hurlers meanwhile went down to Glynn-Barntown in two entertaining matches last Tuesday.

While things are quiet on the camogie front, there was great news for Tara Doyle who came first in the county Under-16 Poc Fada and she now proceeds to the Leinster final. Well done also to Deirdre Colfer on coming second in the adult section.

Last week's winning club lotto numbers were 1, 9, 19 and 20, and while no-one won the €15,000 jackpot, we had two match three winners who get €50 each so well done to Ollie and Eileen Power and to Annie Culleton and Imelda Loughman.


Due to popular demand this year's Shelmalier field day on Monday will include a special charity auction with a large range of items on sale, with loads of outstanding bargains on offer for the whole family.

So if it's a bed, a bicycle, a children's toy or some garden tools you are looking for at bargain prices, Hollymount is the place to be, but come early to avoid disappointment.

All roads lead to the Shelmalier G.A.A. grounds in Hollymount on Bank Holiday Monday, June 1, when the local G.A.A. club hold their very popular family fun field day with a large range of activities on offer to cater for the whole family.

If it's children's sports, archery, crazy golf, cart racing, penalty shooting, treasure hunt or hurling skills you are looking for, or if you would like to enjoy either a nice cup of tea and a bun or a juicy burger, Hollymount is the place to be on Monday.

The Shelmalier club is asking for your support by donating bottles to the bottle stall, produce to the produce stall or all forms of baking to the baking stall. Club members will be calling to the homes in the parish during the week to collect these items if you wish to support the field day.

The large number of highly-trained and fast-moving sheep have been training over the last number of weeks under the guidance of an expert sheep trainer in Curracloe in readiness for the annual Shelmalier sheep racing championship which takes place as part of the Shelmalier family fun day in Hollymount on Monday, June 1.

So come along and enjoy the thrills and excitement of placing your bet on your favourite sheep and watch them race their way to the finish line. To add to the excitement, you can also follow your favourite duck as they swim frantically around the river course.

Showing great determination and hurling skill, the Shelmalier Seniors overcame Ferns on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-15 in the third round of the championship played in Bellefield on Saturday. The Shelmaliers led from start to finish with Brian Doyle and Brian Malone opening the scoring before Joe Kelly fired over from a Ciarán O'Shaughnessy pass in the fifth minute.

The Shelmaliers extended their lead to six points to three before Ciarán O'Shaughnessy fired to the Ferns goal from a fine delivery from Eoghan Nolan. Leading by 1-8 to 0-8 at half-time, Joe Kelly kept firing over the points on the resumption to increase the Shelmaliers lead to 1-13 to 0-10 before Brian Malone got his side's second goal in the 15th minute after some fine combination play between Eoghan Nolan and Ciarán O'Shaughnessy. Ferns did put in a late rally but the Shelmaliers were always in control.

The Shelmalier Junior hurlers recorded a 1-19 to 1-12 victory over Monageer in the third round of the championship played in St Patrick's Park on Friday. Jody Donohoe, Willie O'Shaughnessy and Conor Byrne pointed early to give the Shelmaliers an early lead, and a goal from Jody Donohoe in the 15th minute extended the advantage to 1-5 to 0-3.

Monageer came more into the game, leaving only three points between the sides at half-time (1-9 to 1-6). Páraic O'Leary and Conor Byrne continued the Shelmalier scoring in the second-half, with final quarter scores coming from Alan Griffith, Conor Hearne, Willie O'Shaughnessy and Conor Byrne.


Bunclody Camogie Club will hold a clothing recycling drive in aid of the National Council for the Blind, Ireland on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, June 17, 18 and 19, between 7 and 8 p.m.

Please drop items off to Bunclody G.A.A. pitch, Church Road. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels and textiles including shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Mobile phones are accepted, but please keep separate from clothes and textiles.

Books are accepted, but no school books (text or copy), magazines or diaries. No household bric-a-brac is accepted.

If you cannot make it to the collection point on any of the specified days please contact Mick Mahon on 087-6680150 to make arrangements for the collection of items.


The Ballygarrett clubhouse was certainly filled with many differences of opinion recently as we saw some of our couples compete against one another for the title of Mr. and Mrs. 2015.

It was certainly a night filled with lots of fun and frolics and just what the doctor ordered, with plenty of laughter. Congratulations to our newly-crowned Mr. and Mrs. 2015, Annette and Martin McCarthy. Well done to them and to all our other couples who were brave enough to take part.

A special word of thanks to our quizmaster, Mick Byrne, for making it so much fun, and also

to our sponsors: Seán Og's Kilmuckridge, Riverchapel Pharmacy, Creative Styles Riverchapel, Ballymoney Golf Club. Thanks also to all who helped out and all those that came and supported the club.

Thank you to all those who supported the club in the recent Brooks' Supermarket trolley raffle which was a great success.

The Under-14 boys' footballers are proving that they are no easy walk in the park, with a fantastic win over St. Mary's (Rosslare) last week at home. Well done guys, keep it up.

The adult footballers had a fantastic win against Ballymurn. Keep it going lads!

Our under-age fun family run will take place on June 21 with more details soon.

June 26 to 28 is set to be a busy one with the Féile Peil 2015 coming to Ballygarrett. It will be a fabulous weekend of under-age football.

The Under-10 hurlers played games against Craanford, Blackwater and Ballyfad in the last few weeks and are improving greatly with every match, thanks to great work by Mick Kinsella and his team of mentors. Tournament games will be starting soon.

Under-6, -8 and -10 coaching continues on Fridays from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. in Ballygarrett G.A.A. pitch.

We saw the Under-12 camogie team take to the pitch last week as they played their first league match of the season against St. Mary's (Rosslare). They put up a great fight but were defeated in the end.

The Under-12 girls' football league is certainly in full swing and our Ballygarrett girls as always are giving some very well-established clubs in north Wexford a run for their money.

It's that time of year again. The summer school holidays are very much fast approaching and that can only mean one thing: yes, Kellogg's Cúl Camps are back in Ballygarrett once again this summer, running from July 20 to 24. For more information log on to or our club Facebook or website.

And finally, the club would like to wish all our students who are sitting the Leaving Cert. and Junior Cert. the very best of luck!


There is Under-10 hurling training Tuesday at 6.15 p.m. with a match against Cloughbawn away on Friday at 7 p.m.

The Under-12 footballers had a big win last week over Castletown. The hurlers play Liam Mellows this Tuesday evening at home.

Any help that parents of the Under-14 team who are not hosting visitors for the Féile weekend can provide would be appreciated. We will need to decorate the hall in Askamore for the weekend so the more help the better.

The Under-16 footballers remain unbeaten after their narrow win over Oylegate last week. There will be no Under-16 matches until after the Junior Cert.

Best of luck to all players doing the Junior and Leaving Cert. in the upcoming weeks.


Our two hurling teams had their first losses of the championship. The Junior 'B' team lost to Adamstown by 2-9 to 0-11, while our Junior team lost to Rapparees by 2-15 to 0-16.

However, both teams are in a good position to qualify for the knockout stages going into the championship break. The hurling league continues next weekend when the Junior team play Ballymitty away in Grantstown on Friday at 8 p.m.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. Numbers were 3, 22, 27 and 31. The two match three winners were Amy Dunne, Oldboley and John O'Connor, Coolraheen. Next week's jackpot will be €6,500.

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