Friday 20 September 2019

GAA Club Notes

Some of the attendance at the National Hurl Smart Week at the Geraldine O Hanrahan GAA pitch last Friday night
Some of the attendance at the National Hurl Smart Week at the Geraldine O Hanrahan GAA pitch last Friday night


We are hosting a Féile fundraising breakfast buffet on Sunday, June 14, from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at a cost of adults €8 and children €5. Please reserve your table as places are limited by contacting Marian Roice (086-6060100) or Philly Cullen (087-6707220).

Our Féile group fixtures for the boys are: Friday, June 26, Páirc Charman - 5 p.m. v. Clann Eireann of Armagh and 5.45 p.m. v. Myshall of Carlow; Saturday, June 27, Páirc Charman - 11 a.m. v. Castlebar Mitchels of Mayo. On Friday the games between Myshall and Castlebar Mitchels (5 p.m.) and Clann Eireann and Castlebar Mitchels (5.45 p.m.) will also take place in Páirc Charman.

The girls' group fixtures are: Friday, June 26, Tomnahely - 5.15 p.m. v. Walterstown of Meath and 6 p.m. v. Castletown; Saturday, June 27, Páirc Charman - 11 a.m. v. Gaultier of Waterford.

We are having a pre-Féile clean-up in Páirc Charman on Saturday from 11 a.m., followed by a barbeque and a look at the Ireland v. Scotland soccer game at 5 p.m. We need as many helpers as possible, so please do your best to lend a hand.

Hard luck to the Under-12 girls who lost a very entertaining game to Starlights at home on Thursday, and to the Under-14 girls who went down to Adamstown on Tuesday.

The Juniors lost their first game in the Wexford town league to St. Joseph's on the same night by 3-17 to 0-5. They are away to Clonard tonight (Tuesday) and will play Volunteers at home in the All-County League at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday.

Best of luck to both Under-12 boys' teams who will host Naomh Eanna tonight (Tuesday), to the Under-14 boys who are away to Starlights on Thursday at 7.30 p.m., and to the Seniors who are at home to Gusserane in the All-County League on Friday at 8 p.m.

We are asking all parents who shop in SuperValu to think of us in their new 'Kits for Kids' offer, with full details available in the participating stores.

Continued good wishes to all club members who are currently sitting state examinations.


The club has lost a true friend and supporter with the sad passing of Fr. Walter Forde. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Well done to the Under-14s who recorded their first championship win on Thursday when they beat St. Martin's away by 2-3 to 2-1.

Best wishes to both Rackard League teams from the parish in their county finals. The hurlers are awaiting a re-fixture date after their final was postponed, with the camogie team in action in Innovate Wexford Park on Monday at 6.30 p.m.

The Seniors are due to meet Buffers Alley in the first round of the championship in Monamolin this Wednesday at 7.30 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 €4,300. Last week's numbers were 16, 23, 31, 32 and bonus 38. There was no winner and one match three winner, Mary Leahy.

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, and €100 for twelve months, with a one-off payment of €10 for a fob. It's 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. June special offer for children: club jersey, club socks and shorts - €55.

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. This year children get a back pack, a jersey and a half zip training top! Book online at

Our Under-11 footballers were defeated in Ballymore against St. Fintan's. Our Under-14 hurlers were defeated by a goal away to St. Anne's on a final score of 4-3 to 3-3. Scorers: Cuba 2-0, Cian Byrne 1-1, Recce De La Cour 0-2.

Our Junior hurlers drew with Shelmaliers in Tagoat on a 1-13 each scoreline. Very little seperated the sides throughout as the half-time score was 1-5 each.

Scorers: Ultan Quirke 0-5 (3 frees), Robert Butler 1-2, Peter Carr 0-2, Dara Coffey 0-1, Daire Heffernan 0-1, Gearóid Byrne 0-1, Steven Cogley 0-1.

Well done to our 30 Under-10 boys who took part in the Hurling on the Quay event. We really did flood the place with blue and yellow and a great morning was had by all boys. Thanks to all the parents who stayed to support the boys.

Well done to our own two clubmen, Philip Lambert and Ian Kavanagh, who both played for Wexford in the Under-17 Tony Doran hurling tournament. The boys made it to the semi-final but were defeated by Dublin. Well done lads.

Fixture: Saturday, June 13, AFCL Division 2, round five, 2.30 p.m., Ferns St. Aidan's v. St. Mary's (Rosslare).

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.

Date for your diary: July 18 - St. Mary's (Rosslare) will hold their first summer event, 'summer session', at the Complex in Tagoat with bands, a D.J., barbeque and much more.

It's an evening you won't want to miss. Over-18s only. Tickets (€10) are on sale now! Tickets will be on sale from the club shop every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.


There were no adult fixtures last weekend and next weekend is for football fixtures. The next adult hurling fixtures are in the fifth round of the All-County Hurling League on the weekend of June 20-21.

Both our adult teams have two remaining league fixtures each, with the Seniors due to play St. Anne's and Rathnure in ACHL Division 1 and the Juniors to play Gusserane and Davidstown in ACHL Division 4.

Our Under-12 'A' team made it two wins from two and followed up victory over the Shelmaliers in the first round with a victory over the Rapparees in Bellefield last week on a scoreline of 2-9 to 2-4. Our Under-12 'B' team also turned in a brilliant performance against the Enniscorthy boys before going down by 3-1 to 2-1.

Our Under-14 'A' team also made it three wins out of three in the top division of their championship with a 5-10 to 3-5 victory over Glynn-Barntown in Killurin last weekend.

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.

Best wishes to Under-14 player Kyle Scallan who suffered a broken arm in a game last week. Kyle is one of our top players and we wish him a speedy return to action.


In camogie, our Under-8s travelled to Craanford on Saturday to take part in a well-run and enjoyable blitz where they won all of their group games and went on to win their final. Well done to all concerned.

Our Under-10 camogie blue and green teams play matches on Tuesday evening. The blues are playing Kilmore, while the green team is playing St Anne's.

Our Under-9 and -10 hurlers played Faythe Harriers on Wednesday in two great games where the boys showed how all their hard work is paying off.

Our three Under-12 teams played on Tuesday, with the blue and green teams playing Naomh Eanna (Gorey) while the white team played Duffry Rovers in Coolree. Both the green and white teams were successful while the blue team was beaten by two points.

Our Under-14s took on Faythe Harriers on Thursday and put up a good battle but were beaten.

Our Senior hurlers travelled to Hollymount on Thursday to play reigning champions Shelmaliers in the league. Both teams were depleted due to exams and injuries and the final score was Shelmaliers 0-21, Glynn-Barntown 1-11.

Congratulations to Mark Fanning and the Co. Senior hurlers on their Leinster championship win over Westmeath on Sunday.

Our Under-10 ladies' footballers played Kilmore but were beaten and our second Under-10 team played Ballyhogue but also suffered the same fate last Tuesday.

We would like to wish Lara O'Shea the best of luck as she represents Glynn-Barntown and Wexford in the Leinster Féile Peil skills test on Saturday, June 13, in Portlaoise.

The boys' and girls' Féile teams are taking part in a stationary cycle at Selskar Square on Saturday, June 13. Each player will cycle for half an hour starting at 8 a.m. Come along and support the teams.

'Stars in their Eyes' takes place on Saturday, June 20, in The Sycamore House (Declan's) at 9 p.m. for Féile Peil. There is an impressive line-up in store with a wide variety of stars like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and The Proclaimers making appearances.

Tickets are available from Féile players and mentors, Paddy Harmon's shop in Glynn, The Sycamore House or contact Pauline Barron on 087-9029080.

Starting from this week, hurling before school will take place on Tuesday mornings only at Killurin pitch for first to sixth classes (no Monday session).


Last week's lotto numbers were 10, 16, 18 and 20. There was no winner. Match three: Deirdre O'Leary. This week's jackpot is €10,000.

Our Intermediate hurlers drew with Blackwater in the league last week while the Junior 'B' hurlers beat Monageer, also in the league.

The Junior 'B' hurlers beat St. Martin's in the District championship on Friday.

Well done to the mini-sevens boys who played at half-time in the Wexford v. Westmeath match last Sunday, as a reward for them winning their two county titles.

Thanks to everyone who supported the barn dance recently. The winner of the best-dressed cowgirl was Theresa Dempsey, while Garret Lawlor was the best-dressed cowboy.

Thanks to all those who worked to get everything ready for the night and sold tickets. Thanks to those who worked on the night.

Thanks to John and Karen Cullen for their help and the use of their premises. Also thanks to their staff for all their help. Thank you to all our generous sponsors for the night.


The Shelmalier G.A.A. club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the late Fr. Walter Forde who sadly passed away last week. The club was very honoured in having Fr. Forde as our President and he in turn was very proud of the tradition and the role that the G.A.A. played in each and every parish in this country.

He was also a great supporter of the club and its various activities in the parish. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

The Senior hurlers welcomed Glynn-Barntown to Hollymount on Thursday in the fourth round of the league and after a very entertaining and challenging match the Shelmaliers came out on top on a final scoreline of 0-21 to 1-11.

The Shelmaliers dominated the first 15 minutes with points from Conor Byrne (three), Eoin Doyle (two) and James Cash (two) to build up a commanding 0-7 to 0-2 lead. Glynn-Barntown rallied in the last ten minutes of the half but further points from Páraic O'Leary, Tommy Barron, Brian Doyle and Ciarán O'Shaughnessy saw the Shelmaliers lead by 0-14 to 0-7 at half-time.

Tommy Barron extended his team's lead on the resumption but a goal from Barntown in the 20th minute left only four points between the sides. However, the Shelmaliers scored the last four points to win on a final score of 0-21 to 1-11.

Due to the adverse weather forecast which proved correct on Bank Holiday Monday, the Shelmalier annual field day was postponed to a future date. The club would like to thank the many people who donated items to the charity auction and the various other stalls.

Shelmalier Coiste na nOg and Shelmaliers ladies' football club are holding a table quiz on June 19 in Freddie's Bar, Screen to raise much-needed funds for the boys' and girls' Under-14 Féile teams which will compete at the end of June.

The quiz starts at 8.30 p.m. and your quiz master will be Gerry Forde of South East Radio fame. A table of four is only €20. Support would be much appreciated.


As a club we are busy preparing at the moment for Féle 2015 which kicks off on June 26. We are very proud indeed to be a host club this year and will entertain nearly 400 people from Longford on the Féile weekend.

With great excitement in the air about the weekend, it's a chance to showcase our club on a big scale and also engage with other clubs around the country and build a friendship up that will last a lifetime for children and mentors alike.

And of course there's the talent that will be on display on the pitch too…it's going to be a great weekend on and off the pitch for both players and mentors, not to be missed from June 26 to 28.

Well done to the Intermediate team last week on a fabulous win against Oulart. Keep it going lads.

The Under-12 girls' footballers are making great strides in the league with a great win last week over St. John's Volunteers. It was a hard game from start to finish, but pure determination and team effort saw Réalt na Mara come out on top. Well done girls!

Our annual summer Cúl camp is on July 20 to 24. Early registration is advisable as it was a great hit last year with over 80 children taking part.

You can log on to our club website or our Facebook page for more details.


Another jackpot winner was too much to hope for so quickly. In fact, there was not even a match three winner in the draw on May 23. The numbers were 2, 11, 17 and 19.

Team of the week goes to the Under-8 hurlers who are flying in their first games. Between Under-8s, -10s and -14s, Monageer will be tired of seeing Ballinastragh Gaels these weeks.

Friday, June 12, has two adult league games in Kilanerin. The Division 1 team play St. Martin's at 7 p.m. and the Division 3 team play Geraldine O'Hanrahans at 8.15 p.m., so whether you follow the teams or not, come to the field on Friday evening and support your parish.

See the noticeboard at the club or fixtures under news on for all the many boys' and girls' games scheduled for June.

Please contact club or Development Associaion members for the €10 tickets for the barn dance being held on Saturday, June 13, with live music, dancing, facilities and craic.


Buffers Alley is proud to say that this year we will send two teams to Féile 2015 - camogie (June 19-21 in Derry) and hurling (June 20 in Limerick) - as well as having the honour of hosting De La Salle of Waterford for Féile football (June 27-28).

To do so, Buffers Alley is hosting a number of one club fundraisers to make this possible. They are as follows:

June 12, 6.30 p.m. in Buffers Alley clubhouse - coffee evening. All are welcome. Tickets for €3 are currently available from Under-14 players' parents and G.A.A., camogie and Coiste na nOg members. There will be a door prize and grand raffle to take place on the evening with all prize donations welcome.

9.30 p.m. in The Crosses, Kilmuckridge - live music by Romero. This is an adult-only event and tickets are available on the door for €5. There will be a door prize and spot prizes to be won throughout the night.

June 16, 17 and 18, 6-8 p.m. in Buffers Alley clubhouse - clothing and textile re-cycling collection by Lenrec Ltd. All clothing and textiles, laptops and smartphones are welcome.

More details on all events to follow. For more information on any event or our fundraising efforts please contact any club member. All support is greatly appreciated for an exciting June for Buffers Alley.

Best of luck to our Senior camogie team which faces St. Ibar's Shelmalier on Wednesday, June 10, at 7.30 p.m. in Monamolin. All support is greatly appreciated.

On Tuesday, June 9, our two Under-12 football teams play the Shelmaliers at 7.30 p.m. in Monamolin. The Under-14 footballers play Ballyhogue on Thursday, June 11, also in Monamolin. The Castletown Under-10 and Under-8 boys play Buffers Alley on Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m.

Well done to the May club draw winners: €400, Bernard Kavanagh, Courtown Road (seller: Barry Murphy); €100: Willie Kinsella, The Stream, Monamolin (seller: Jack Hall); €50 to the following: Jack and Ann O'Brien, Monamolin (seller: Joe Hughes); Peg Dempsey, Cosher (seller: Johnny Dempsey); Ciarán Kenny, Ballinasillogue (seller: Ciarán Kenny). The next draw is on Thursday, June 25.

Guess the score lines (20 per page) will be given to players, mentors and club members. Guess the score for the Wexford-Kilkenny hurling match on June 21. Lines will be in circulation from next weekend on.


Under-6 and Under-8 hurling is on training on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m.

Under-10 football training is on Tuesday at 6.15 p.m. and there is football away to St. Pat's (Camolin) on Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m.

There is no Under-12 match this week. They beat St. Pat's in hurling during the week.

The Under-14 hurlers had a good win against Adamstown last week. There is football at home this week against Ferns on Thursday, June 11, at 7.30 p.m.


Our Intermediate football team plays St. Mary's (Maudlintown) in the league this Friday at 8 p.m. in Taghmon.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. There was seven match three winners: Billy O'Brien, Kiltra, Wellingtonbridge x 2; Jessie Doyle, Ballyhennigan; Colette Murphy, Rochford's Pub; Brian Nugent, Camross; Tom Delaney, Wilkinstown, and Jenni Carroll, Forrest. Next week's jackpot will be €6,800.

The Under-8s are out in football Saturday in Taghmon against Horeswood at 11 a.m.

The Under-10s have a football match Friday, and they also have the final of the Caulfield league on Sunday morning in New Ross against St. Mullins. Best of luck to them.

The Under-12s have a football match against Our Lady's Island Tuesday in Ballymore.

Thanks to everyone who helped and supported the Féile breakfast morning.


Congratulations to Matthew O'Hanlon who captained the Wexford Senior hurling team to a comfortable eight-point win over Westmeath in Cusack Park, Mullingar last Sunday.

The road to Mullingar will be in sight for the Wexford Senior football team this weekend and we wish Kevin O'Grady and Graeme Molloy best of luck in their Leinster championship quarter-final.

There's lots of fixtures for the club in the coming week: Friday, June 12, Under-12 football in Mersheen, 7 p.m., St. James' v. Horeswood; All-County Football League Division 1 in Hollymount, 8 p.m., Shelmalier v. St. James'; Saturday, June 13, Under-8 football in Tagoat, 11 a.m., St. Mary's (Rosslare) v. St. James'; All-County Football League Division 5 in Mersheen, 2.30 p.m., St. James' v. Crossabeg-Ballymurn.

There will be two major upcoming fundraisers for the club on the weekend of July 10 and 11.

There will be a golf classic in Wexford Golf Club on July 10 with a team of four costing €120. Anyone looking to book a tee-time, please contact Noel Holohan (086-8658093).

The following day there will be a barn dance in South East Veg with tickets now on sale for the big night. Wear your cowboy boots and straw hats, with the music being provided by Running on Empty on what should be a memorable night. Tickets are on sale now from all club members.

Wexford People