GAA club notes
SARSFIELDS Best wishes to Eoin Roche and his Wexford Under-21 colleagues who will take on Longford in the Leinster championship first round this Wednesday in St. Patrick’s Park, Enniscorthy, at 7.30 p.m. Eoin has been named at full-forward on the team.
Best wishes also to our Minors who will be the first club team of the year in championship action when they host neighbours Volunteers in Roinn 1B on Sunday, February 28, at 11 a.m.
Good luck to our club members who will be involved in two important games with the Loreto in the coming days. Their second Junior team will face Sacred Heart (Drogheda) in the Leinster ‘E’ final in Bray at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, while the firsts will travel to Mountmellick on Saturday to play Presentation (Tuam) in the All-Ireland ‘B’ semi-final at 2 p.m.
The first All-County League games of the year for our two adult teams are just around the corner. The Seniors will be away to Glynn-Barntown on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m. in Division 1A which also featured Starlights, Shelmaliers, Castletown and St. Martin’s.
The Juniors are away to Volunteers in Division 5A on Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., and they will also be playing Crossabeg-Ballymurn, Clonard, Kilmore and St. Fintan’s.
Congratulations to Brian Furlong and Jim Roice who have been selected as clubperson of the year and hall of fame recipient respectively for the Wexford District awards to be held in the Riverbank House Hotel on Saturday, March 5. Tickets are available from club officers priced €25.
There was no lotto jackpot winner on February 22 when the numbers drawn were 11, 18, 22 and 28. Next week’s jackpot is €10,200.
The Under-14 hurlers had a great weekend in Limerick. They played a draw against hosts Kilpeacon who treated us brilliantly for the visit. Our sincere thanks to Kilpeacon families for their hospitality.
They play in the Castletown indoor tournament starting this Saturday, February 20, at 6 p.m.
There is a Minor football match versus Cloughbawn away on Sunday, February 28, at 11 a.m.
Our club lotto takes place this Tuesday, February 23, when the jackpot will be €2,300. Please have your tickets in the Centre at 7.30 p.m.
Our first football league game of the season is on Friday, March 4, versus Rosslare at 8 p.m.
Please support our club development draw. Tickets are €10 each or three for €20. Members are out around the parish and surrounding areas calling to the doors, with over €8,000 in prizes and entry to our club lotto for a year.
Club membership is now due, €65 for players, €80 for family, €30 for students, €50 for non-player, and €20 for the walking/jogging track. Please pay to any committee member.
Round six of the Pella took place on Wednesday. Well done to the girls on their first win of the tournament!
We received a walkover on Saturday from Skryne of Meath in the Leinster Under-16 club football league. The next game is next Saturday versus Louth's Kilkerley Emmets at 2.30 p.m. in Bray Emmets.
Under-8, -10 and -12 ladies’ football training started back on Saturday, February 20, from 5-6 p.m. in the indoor arena in Castletown, so grab your friends and come and enjoy a fun-filled hour of ladies’ football. New members are always welcome. Under-16 training is on Mondays from 7-8 p.m.
A bag pack has been organised in Dunnes Stores, Gorey, for Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27. All team mentors will be in contact over the next few days looking for your help, so if you have an hour or two to spare please let us know.
The annual indoor hurling tournament for Under-10s, Under-12s and Under-14s commenced last weekend. The competition will run over the next five weekends, with over 20 clubs participating. Best of luck to all the boys and especially our home teams!
Our Bodibro club gear is available to order.
Please contact Sandra Cody on 086-1602061 for enquiries.
Castletown-Liam Mellows are proud to announce that our club has been successful in our application to participate in the G.A.A's Healthy Clubs project. Over 100 clubs around the country applied for this second phase of the project, and just 30 were selected.
This project aims to highlight and improve the health and wellbeing of our club members and the wider community. Watch this space for more information very soon!
Castletown family indoor market and craft fair starts back Easter Sunday, March 27, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
If you wish to book a space for €10 please call or text Sandra on 086-3664145. All you need is your table (maximum eight ft.) or rail and your stock! Sell your stuff and make some money! Tea/coffee and refreshments will be available. Entry is free.
We are extremely fortunate to be able to include our indoor arena as one of our facilities. Our astro-turf pitch is one of the largest indoor facilities of its type in the country. It is 200 ft. long x 120 ft. wide, and the pitch extends to the full size of the building.
The roof, at 30 ft. high, has extra height to allow for hurling. The arena is available for external bookings: Beat the rain and play in our indoor arena.
For availability/external bookings contact Deirdre (086-8626829) or Liz (086-387 9321).
The arena calendar is available to view on the club webpage: http://www.castletownliammellows.com/arena.html
In order to keep the club notes e-mail service up and active, coaches/mentors must send in match fixtures and results to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. every Sunday. This will be shared with the website, social media and also sent to local papers.
Hard luck to Clodagh Jackman, Róisín Cooney and Emma Kiely and the Co. Minor camogie team on their defeat to Limerick in the championship on Saturday in Piercestown.
Commiserations also to Emma Walsh (Polehore), Patrice O’Gorman and Aine Shannon and the Co. Intermediate camogie team on their defeat to Kildare on Sunday in Coolgreany by 0-9 to 2-2.
Under-8 camogie training resumes on March 5 (Saturday) at the Glynn-Barntown pitch at 10 a.m. - any new players or any parent wanting to help out can contact P.J. Gaynor on 086-7318018.
Under-16 camogie training resumed last Sunday from 6-7 p.m. and will continue as such until we get back on the pitch. Contact Méabh on 087-9300881 for information.
A big thank you to Antoinnette Stafford, Ronnie Bent and Eimear Gilhooley for Saturday's stretching and fitness demonstration. We had a great turn-out of children who had lots of fun and afterwards we all had a cuppa and a little presentation to say thanks. Well done to John, Aoife and all the organisers.
Tickets are still available for the combined Glynn-Barntown G.A.A., camogie and ladies’ football clubs’ reunion on Friday, March 4, in the Riverbank House Hotel at 8 p.m. which includes a three-course meal and music by American Heart, all for €25!
Medals will be presented to our victorious Intermediate footballers and our Senior ‘B’ camogie champions as well as runners-up medals for both our Under-21 Premier and Minor Premier teams.
It’s a great excuse to gather a crowd, get dressed up and have a club night out! Contact Méabh on 087-9300881 or drop down to the clubhouse on Monday, February 29, from 7.30-8 p.m. to buy your ticket.
One club registration for everyone, boys and girls from five years to 18 years, is Wednesday, March 2, in the clubhouse from 7-8.30 p.m. It would be really much appreciated if everyone could register early again this year.