Saturday 17 August 2019

GAA club notes

On Thursday evening in Hollymount Colm Byrne of Castlebridge Pharmacy presented a set of jerseys to the Girls u14 football team
On Thursday evening in Hollymount Colm Byrne of Castlebridge Pharmacy presented a set of jerseys to the Girls u14 football team


There is Under-6 and -8 hurling training Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. An Under-10 football match against Shillelagh will be played at home on Tuesday at 6.45 p.m., with a hurling game against Clonee away on Friday at 7 p.m.

Congratulations to the Under-12 hurlers on their victory in the Tom Kenny memorial tournament. It was a superb team effort. The Under-12 footballers play Bunclody on Tuesday in Bunclody at 7.30 p.m.

There is an Under-14 hurling game against Ballygarrett at home on Thursday at 8.15 p.m.

The Under-16 hurling team drew last week against Oulart (3-9 each). The next Under-16 hurling game against Duffry Rovers is away on Monday, July 13, at 7.30 p.m.


Our Junior 'B' footballers were beaten by Bannow-Ballymitty on Thursday, and our Intermediate football team was beaten by Rosslare.

This week's fixtures are: Junior 'B' hurling v. St. James' on Thursday in Mersheen at 7.30 p.m., and the Junior hurling team play Ferns in the league on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Ferns.

There was no winner of the club lotto last week. There were two match three winners: Brendan Doyle, Ballyhennigan and a winner from Bannow.

Numbers were 3, 11, 18 and 21. Next week's lotto jackpot will be €7,400.


St. James' G.A.A. club based in the Ramsgrange/Duncannon area had one of its most successful seasons ever on the field of play in 2014 as they collected the Intermediate football and Junior hurling county titles, while also picking up a number of under-age titles in what is a thriving part of the club. Recently St. James' hosted Eadestown and Banner County Ladies for Féile Peil na nOg and a wonderful weekend was had by all involved in the club.

St. James' are looking to the future now and plans are in the drawing up phase for a new G.A.A. complex and centre for the club to be proud of. Obviously for this to be achieved the club needs to fund raise and also needs finances for the day-to-day running of the club.

Next weekend St. James' have an exciting fundraising weekend that starts on Friday morning in Wexford Golf club as the club will host a golf classic. Entry fee for the golf classic is €120 for a team of four, with the cost including entry fee and post-match dinner.

The format for the classic is a stableford fourball with the best two scores to count on each hole. Tee-times are limited, and to book a tee-time please contact Noel Holohan on 086-8658093.

On Saturday night, July 11, the club will host its first-ever barn dance in Sheilbaggin opposite the national school. A huge night of entertainment is planned with barbeques burning strong, music by Running on Empty from 9 p.m. to 12 midnight, and a D.J. from midnight to 2 a.m.

Tickets are priced at €10 and a fantastic night of entertainment, food and drink is in store for everyone. There will a prize for the best dressed couple on the night so get your cowboy boots, checkered boots and cowboy hats out for what promises to be a great night.


Hard luck to the Minor hurlers who were defeated by St. Martin's on Wednesday. They now travel to Killurin tonight (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. where they'll meet the hosts, Glynn-Barntown.

Best of luck to Eoin Conroy and Conor McDonald who are part of the county Under-21 hurling squad which plays Kilkenny in the provincial final for the second time in three years. Innovate Wexford Park is the venue for Wednesday's clash, and the game throws in at 7.30 p.m.

Well done to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who defeated Geraldine O'Hanrahans on their home turf by 0-10 to 0-5. It's the turn of the hurlers on Thursday as they welcome Duffry Rovers to Clonattin for a 7.45 p.m. throw-in. The Juniors travel to Bannow-Ballymitty on Friday for a 7.45 p.m. throw-in.

On Thursday, the Under-14 hurlers head to Piercestown to play St. Martin's. Throw-in is at 7.30 p.m.

Hard luck to both Louise Stafford and Ellen Roche who were part of the Wexford Intermediate camogie set-up which lost by 1-17 to 1-8 on Saturday.

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.

To add any piece to the club notes, phone 087-9770497.


Firstly a huge thank you to all our helpers with Féile 2015, our Féile co-ordinators, host families, managers, mentors, umpires, linesmen, shop sellers, kitchen helpers, bar staff, Tús workers, car park stewards and Ferns stewards, as without all of you we could not have made this weekend a success.

Congratulations to Maura Ivory, the winner of our €200 Pettitt's shopping voucher, and also congratulations to our two runners-up, Anita Leavy and John Burke.

Many thanks to Aidan Doyle and his staff in Pettitt's in Gorey for his continued support of our recent club fundraiser, and also a huge thank you to all our ticket sellers on the two days as without you it would not be possible and it was greatly appreciated.

Thank you also to everybody that supported us in buying tickets.

A club fundraising fun run will take place on Sunday, July 19. This is a great day out for the family, so please support your local G.A.A. club.

Réalt na Mara-Ballygarrett will host a teenage disco Friday, July 24, in Ballygarrett G.A.A. complex from 9 p.m. until 11.30 p.m. All are welcome, and it will be fully supervised.


Hard luck to the Seniors who missed out on a place in the semi-finals of Division 1 of the All-County League when they were beaten by St. James' in Mersheen on Thursday by 3-9 to 1-13. A poor start to both halves cost them dearly, as they conceded two sloppy goals in the first five minutes but recovered to trail by 2-4 to 0-7 at half-time.

It was a similar story on the re-start though as St. James' struck 1-2 without reply in the same timeframe. We were seven points down entering the last ten minutes and, while we outscored the home side by 1-3 to 0-1 before the end, it wasn't enough and we ended up outside of the semi-final placings.

Well done to Adam Carroll, one of three Minors used, who made his Senior debut.

Team: Adam Doyle; Brendan Mulligan, Michael Hanrahan (capt.), Cillian Lawlor; Con O Donnagáin, David Mooney, Conor Halligan; Lee Walker (0-1 free), Seán O Corcora (0-1); John Bridges, Ciarán Kirwan, Eoin Roche (0-1); Philip Cullen (0-7, 5 frees), Paul Murphy (1-3, 1-0 pen., 0-3 frees), Shane Wilde. Subs. - Warren Broaders for Walker, Jason Murphy for Wilde, Adam Carroll for Cullen, inj.

Well done to the Minors who beat Cloughbawn on Saturday by 2-14 to 4-6. Hard luck to the Juvenile and Under-12 girls who both lost on Thursday away to Clonee and Ballygarrett respectively.

A post-Féile social night will be held on Friday at 8.30 p.m. in Kelly's on the corner. All those who helped to make the Féile weekend such a success are welcome to attend.

Club officials are delighted to welcome Kelly's as our newest sponsor and watering hole. We are looking forward to spending many a night celebrating victories, social events and hopefully a county title or two there.

We are asking all members to show their support to Kelly's as it's a great spot to start your night given its convenient location so close to the Main Street.

Many thanks to our own Billy Walsh who attended the Under-11 team's game last week and brought a singlet signed by the Irish boxing team in Baku. Many thanks to the boxers for their kind get well video message to Luke Murphy who, we are delighted to note, is out of hospital and on the road to recovery.

Well done to the Under-11s who won their game against St. James' in the St. Anne's tournament to cap a great day all round.


Well done to all of the club members involved with Wexford teams on the inter-county scene last weekend.

The Senior side which defeated Limerick in Innovate Wexford Park featured Bridget Curran at right half-back, Aine Lacey at centre-forward, Kate Kelly at full-forward, Katrina Parrock at left corner-forward and Ciara Donohoe and Deirdre McMahon among the substitutes, while John Kelly was a selector. Kate scored 2-6 and won the player of the match award.

Earlier in the day the Intermediates lost to Down in Oylegate with Deirdre McMahon at centre-forward and Shauna Kelly among the substitutes. The Under-16 side went down to Offaly in Birr on Sunday with Jessie Harding scoring two points from right half-forward.

Best wishes to the Seniors who play Buffers Alley this evening (Tuesday) in the championship in Monamolin at 7.30 p.m. The Intermediates lost their second championship game away to Duffry Rovers last night (Monday).


The lotto jackpot of €4,700 wasn't won. Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 15, 28 and bonus 33. Match three winner: Seán Grant and Adelaide Bishop.

The new club shop is now open for business. The shop will be open most evenings from 6.30 p.m.. Club gear can be ordered/collected here, with gym membership, application forms, lotto tickets, teas, coffees, cold drinks and snacks all available!

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

Date for your diary: July 18 - St. Mary's Rosslare will hold their first summer event, 'summer session' at the complex in Tagoat. There will be bands, a D.J., barbeque and much more, and it's an evening you won't want to miss. Over-18s only, with tickets at €10 on sale now. Tickets will be on sale from the club shop.

What a week for the club: Lee Devereux capture a Leinster Junior football title with Wexford; we experienced all the thrills and spills of Féile 2015 (and what an experience for our Under-14 players! This is an experience that will stay with them long beyond their playing days); Naomhan and Tiarnan Rossiter were key to Wexford beating Down in the football qualifiers.

The Junior All-Ireland semi-final is down for decision on Saturday, July 25 (versus Kerry). Lee has the Leinster medal secured but since then we are proud to say that Shane Sinnott ('Sinny' as he is better known to some of us) has been brought into the panel - another St. Mary's man - watch this space!

Under-16 hurling result: Ballygarrett 5-10, Kilross Gaels 6-5. Nothing in it, hard luck lads, next game!


Our Senior team play their final group league game when we host Rathnure in ACHL Division 1 in Páirc Charman on Thursday at 8 p.m. We have already qualified for the Division 1 league semi-final and this game will provide excellent competition in advance of that game and the recommencement of the championship.

Our Junior team has also one final game remaining in the league and at the moment, this is fixed for Sunday morning away to Gusserane at 11.30 a.m.

Both Senior and Junior teams are due to play the Shelmaliers in the next round of their respective championships, when they recommence in August.

Our Junior 'B' team is in championship action this coming Friday, July 10, when we travel to Ballymurn to take on Crossabeg with a 7.30 p.m. start.

Our eighth annual Pikeman Challenge takes place this year over the weekend of Friday, August 14, to Sunday, August 16. The Friday evening walk will retrace the steps of the famed Pikemen over the Three Rock Trail, finishing in Barntown Church.

The Saturday walk is the big challenge with a trek over the famed Blackstairs Way, covering the Black Rock, Mount Leinster, Scullogue Gap, Blackstairs Mountain and finishing in Glynn village, Co. Carlow.

The Sunday walk will be a relaxing family walk from Culleton's Gap around the Raven Point. Anyone interested in taking part in the whole walk or even part of it, on behalf of our club or their own club or organisation, should contact Nicky at 086-0832120.

The annual barbeque and table quiz will take place on Friday, July 17, at 8 p.m. in Wexford Harbour Boat Club, with all proceeds going towards the Pikeman. A table of four is €40 with a free barbeque thrown in, along with loads of door and spot prizes. All are welcome.

Coiste na nOg fixtures: Tuesday, July 7, Oylegate v. Faythe Harriers, Premier Minor in Oylegate at 7.30 p.m.; Thursday, July 9, Faythe Harriers v. Shelmaliers, Under-14 in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.; Friday, July 10, Glynn-Barntown v. Faythe Harriers, Juvenile Premier in Killurin at 7.30 p.m.

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.

Best wishes to the Wexford Under-21 team in the Leinster final versus Kilkenny in Wexford Park on Wednesday night. Hopefully we can make it three titles in a row. Best wishes also to the Wexford Senior footballers as they face the long trek to Derry next weekend.

Commiserations to the Wexford Senior hurlers on their defeat to Cork last weekend. We showed a dramatically improved second-half performance but had left ourselves too much to do after a disastrous first-half.


The annual Shelmalier field day which takes place on Sunday, July 12, in Hollymount starting at 1 p.m. always brings out the large crowds to the local G.A.A. grounds for one of the social events of the year in the parish.

So you are invited to come along for a great family fun day out with something for the whole family. The fifth annual Shelmalier sheep racing festival is always a big attraction with the local punters both young and old, with reports from Curracloe that all the sheep are in excellent racing condition this year.

The large range of stalls include garden vegetables, baking, bric-a-brac, books, flowers and plants, offering the visitors the best of bargain prices. If it's good food you are looking form try our finest homemade burgers, teas and cakes, sweets and ice-creams on offer by our catering staff.

Listen to DJs Katie and Nigel supplying the best of music on the big stage while trying out your skills on the various games. Display your hurling and football skill including the famous crossbar challenge or take part in the annual sports events.

A special attraction this year is the charity auction where there will be bargains galore for all the family with a large range of household, gardening and electrical items on offer for the serious bargain hunters. Therefore, there's something for everyone on Sunday, July 12 in Hollymount for the Shelmalier field day starting at 1 p.m.

All in the Shelmalier club would like to send congratulations to Kate Kelly, Bridget Curran, Aine Lacey, Katrina Parrock, Ciara Donohoe and Deirdre McMahon on Wexford's camogie team's fine performance against Limerick in Wexford Park on Saturday.

Bridget was outstanding in defence, while Aine, Kate and Katrina contributed greatly to Wexford's forward play, with Kate winning the 'player of the match' award. The management team was served by Shelmalier man John Kelly who is one of the selectors.


The Under-10 camogie team played away to St. Brigid's (Blackwater). Blackwater led at half-time by two goals to nil, however Glynn-Barntown rallied together and fought back to win by 3-2 to 3-0. Well done girls.

Our Under-16 camogie team play at home on Thursday, July 9, versus Oulart-The Ballagh in the championship.

Our Junior camogie team took on Rosslare on Monday away, while our Senior ladies play the second round of the championship versus Oulart-The Ballagh in Killurin on Tuesday evening. Please support.

Our Under-10 footballers will play St. Fintan's /Our Lady's Island on Tuesday evening.

All three Under-12 football teams were in action last week, with the green team and the blue team playing Buffers Alley, and the white team playing Clongeen.

The Under-16 'A' hurlers were defeated on Monday by Naomh Eanna while the 'B' team played Cloughbawn on Friday.

Well done to our Minor hurlers who had a comfortable win over the Shelmaliers on Wednesday in Killurin.

Our Senior hurlers played Buffers Alley on Thursday evening in Monamolin but were defeated.

The Junior hurlers took on Buffers Alley on Sunday in Monamolin in the last league game.

Hard luck to Senior club and county hurling goalkeeper Mark Fanning as Wexford bowed out of the 2015 championship at the hands of Cork on Saturday in Wexford Park.

Our Under-10 girl' football team was beaten by Taghmon-Camross on Monday in Killurin despite putting up a great fight.

The Under-16 girls took on Gorey on Thursday evening in championship and even though they were greatly depleted through holidays they had a fantastic win.

On behalf of the Féile committee 2015 we would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Féile Peil weekend such a success.

We would like to thank our sponsors, and those who contributed towards fundraising events, and to especially thank our host families who opened their homes to our visitors. Thanks also to the parents of our teams who supported us whole-heartedly, to our girls and boys who played on our teams, to the cake and sandwich-makers and to the many helpers that gave their all in the run-up to and over the weekend - it was because of you all that it turned out to be the success it was.

We would also like to thank our visitors who helped to make this event a really memorable one for all involved.

Glynn-Barntown G.A.A., camogie and ladies' football clubs would like to extend their deepest condolences to Aileen and John Kennedy and their children, Adam, Hazel and Sinéad, on the passing of Aileen's mother, Mary French, during the week. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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