Wednesday 17 January 2018

GAA club notes

Aoife Wafer (Ballygarrett).
Aoife Wafer (Ballygarrett).

SARSFIELDS Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 11) we are hosting a bring a friend night from 6.30 p.m. as an introduction to football for new members.

We are asking all our members to support this initiative as it’s a great way to recruit new members and welcome new families into our club.

If you have a friend, neighbour or relation looking to get their child involved in sport, we are the club for them.

Our under-age training details in Páirc Charman are: Baby Butters (boys and girls aged four to six), Wednesdays, 6.30-7.30 p.m.; Under-7 and Under-8 boys and girls, Wednesdays, 6.30-7.30 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 boys, Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 girls, Thursdays, 6.30-7.30 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 boys, Tuesdays, 6.30-7.45 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 girls, Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., and Fridays, 6-7 p.m.

Best wishes to our Seniors who will be away to Starlights in the league at 8 p.m. Friday.

Our Under-14 boys will be away to St. Martin’s in the championship at 7.30 p.m. Thursday, while the Juvenile boys are set to host Volunteers in the championship at the same time next Monday after beating Geraldine O’Hanrahans away by 4-11 to 1-5 on Monday for their third win on the trot.

Hard luck to the Slaney Gaels Minors on their loss to Glynn-Barntown at home on Friday.

Hard luck also to Ciara Bridges and Aisling Halligan on Wexford’s exit from the Leinster Under-16 ladies’ championship at the hands of a strong Westmeath side.

Club members extend sympathy to Seán Ryan on the death of his grandmother. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


There is an Under-12 hurling match against Oulart away on Thursday, May 12. Please be there at 6.40 p.m.

There is an Under-14 football match against Duffry Rovers at home on Thursday, May 12, at 7.30 p.m.


A great effort from our adult hurlers on Friday, May 6, against our town rivals Faythe Harriers in Páirc Charman ended in a one-point defeat. A huge push in the second-half against the wind nearly brought victory.

This was the first outing in the championship and everyone left the park convinced we have much more to offer. Hard luck boys, you did us proud and plenty more great displays will surely come.

Scorers were Aidan Roche (1-3), Mark O'Connor (0-5), Brian Sheridan, John Browne and David Beary (0-1 each). The final score was Faythe Harriers 1-12, Clonard 1-11.

Our Under-6, -8 and -10 hurling and football  training takes place in Coolcotts every Tuesday from 6.30-7.30 p.m., and Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Under-12s train for football every Tuesday and hurling Thursday, both from 6.30-7.30 p.m., and Saturday from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Congratulations to Naomi Malone, this week's winner of €306 in the Split The Pot. Thanks to everyone for their great support.


After the great victory over St. Martin’s the previous week, the Shelmalier Senior hurlers travelled to Bellefield on Friday night to take on Gorey in the second round of the championship, and after a very challenging match the Gorey men came out victorious on a final scoreline of 2-15 to 1-14.

Joe Kelly got the Shelmaliers off to a great start with two pointed frees in the first five minutes, but soon Gorey replied with the first goal. The Shelmaliers regained the lead with further points from Stephen Banville and Joe Kelly.

Stephen Banville fired to the Gorey net following a great run by Simon Donohoe and further points from Joe Kelly gave their side a three-point lead. Gorey made a late rally to leave the sides level (1-7 to 2-4) at half-time.

The second-half was an evenly-fought affair with the lead being exchanged on many occasions, however, Gorey finished the stronger to win by four points.

After the disappointing defeat to the Rapparees the previous week, the Shelmalier Junior hurlers travelled to Taghmon on Saturday where they took on Bannow-Ballymitty in the second round of the championship and came home with a fine victory on a scoreline of 3-9 to 1-9.

The Shelmaliers started very well with two early points from Conor Byrne and a great goal from Michael Feeney to lead by a point after 15 minutes. Bannow came very strong in the second quarter to lead by 1-7 to 1-2 at half-time.

The Shelmaliers took control on the resumption with further goals from Stephen Whelan and Liam Rockett and points from Conor Byrne, Denis Kelly and Liam Rockett, and ran out deserving winners by 3-9 to 1-9.

There was no winner of the Shelmalier development lotto last week when the jackpot stood at €15,000, and the numbers drawn were 3, 5, 21 and 24. There were two winners of the match three and they were Nadine Hanley and Helena Nulty.

The Shelmaliers had one lucky winner in the first of the Model County draws which took place on Wednesday, April 27, with David Donohoe, Curracloe, winning a €100 voucher. The next draw will take place at the end of May. The Shelmalier G.A.A. club would like to thank the many people in the parish who supported this Model County draw.

You are asked to reserve the June Bank Holiday Monday, June 6, for the annual Shelmalier field day. This is always an important day in the parish calendar, an exciting day for all the people of the parish who travel to Hollymount to take part in the wide range of entertainment on offer and to meet and chat on the topics of the day. Further details of the day will be given at a later date.

The Shelmalier G.A.A. club would like to extend their congratulations to the outstanding Bridge Drama group on their enormous success in winning the top prize in the All-Ireland drama festival finals in Athlone on Saturday.

All the members and supporters of the Shelmalier club are extremely proud and honoured in having such a talented group of performers in the parish. Congratulations to Pat Whelan on his success as best director and all the team who constructed the set which was also awarded the best set design.


A massive well done to Aoife Wafer of Ballygarrett-Réalt na Mara (Under-14 football). Aoife represented the club in Páirc Charman for the county Féile skills final. Players were assessed on an overall scorecard.

Aoife not only did herself and the club proud, she finished with the highest score of all the participants. As there could be only one winner, Aoife will now represent her club and Wexford at the national skills Féile in Dublin on June 11.

Well done again Aoife from the club and all your Under--14 team-mates and management.


Hard luck to our two hurling teams last weekend. Our Intermediates were beaten by Ballyfad by 1-13 to 2-8, and our Junior ‘B’s were beaten by Adamstown by 4-15 to 2-14.

Next weekend our Intermediate football team plays Clongeen in a league game on Saturday in Clongeen at 7 p.m.

The lotto jackpot wasn’t won last week. The numbers were 17, 21, 22 and 29. There were two match three winners: Nobby Maher, c/o Sulzer, and Eileen Hannon, Littlegraigue. The next jackpot will be €2,300 and will be on May 17.


The Glynn-Barntown girls took part in the Slaney camogie (Féile) competition on Bank Holiday Monday in Monamolin. The girls had great wins over Rathgarogue-Cushinstown, St. Ibar’s and Blackwater before defeating Castletown in the Premier semi-final.

The girls went on to meet Bunclody in St. Patrick’s Park on Tuesday evening in the final where they put in a great effort but were overpowered by a strong outfit. It was a great achievement to get to the final and we wish Bunclody all the best as they represent Wexford in the national Féile finals in June.

All three Under-10 camogie teams were out at blitzes on Monday also. The Blue team played in Oylegate in the morning with the Green and White teams playing in Monageer in the afternoon.

The girls played their hearts out, providing an amazing display of skills and teamwork. The three teams had a combined total of five wins, three draws and four losses.

Our Senior team had an impressive opening championship win over Kilrush away on Monday evening. The girls worked hard throughout the game and led well at half-time, finishing up with a final score of 6-16 to 1-10 at the final whistle.

Scorers Emma Walsh (2-8), Aoife Sheil (3-2), Annette Moroney (1-1), Holly Hynes (0-3), Laura Dempsey (0-2).

On Tuesday evening it was the turn of our Junior ‘B’ ladies who notched up a comfortable win over Naomh Eanna (Gorey) in Gorey in the opening round of their championship by 6-5 to 3-1.

The same ladies took on St. Anne’s in a league play-off on Saturday morning, again winning by 2-5 to 1-2 to book a place in the league final.

Our boys played their Féile final versus Buffers Alley at the Ferns Centre of Excellence. The boys went in four points down at half-time but worked really hard throughout the second-half to level the game at the final whistle.

Unfortunately, their luck ran out in extra-time and despite their best efforts Buffers Alley took the victory. The boys re-grouped during the week for their championship game against the Rapparees and hurled well to come out on top in that exchange.

Our Under-16 hurlers travelled to Craanford on Monday to take on Bann Gaels in the championship but things did not go to plan and the boys were defeated. On Saturday the Under-16 footballers had better luck against Ballinastragh Gaels, earning a two-point victory.

The Minor hurlers were defeated by Mogue O’Rahill’ys on Wednesday in the championship.

The second Michael Laffan Memorial tournament will take place on Saturday next, May 14, in Killurin. Spearheaded by Conor Kavanagh and his team, the event will see over 300 Under-9/10 boys from six counties take part in a one-day hurling tournament.

It was a fantastic experience last year and the club looks forward to extending a warm Glynn-Barntown welcome to the visiting clubs.

There was mixed results for our Junior hurlers who were beaten in the championship by Monageer on Monday afternoon (2 -13 to 1-12), but they went on to play the next round against Buffers Alley on Friday evening which resulted in a comfortable win by 2-20 to 3-10.

The Senior hurlers came up against the Rapparees in Wexford Park on Saturday in round two of the Pettitt’s Senior hurling championship. Gary Moore delighted the crowd with an excellent goal in the first five minutes, and a pretty even exchange followed, tipping in the Rapps’ favour towards the latter half, leaving Glynn-Barntown trailing by four points at half-time.

With the help of a strong breeze in the second-half, our boys struggled to get to grips with the game and two or three points divided the teams for most of the half. In the dying minutes of ordinary time, Craig Doyle sliced the ball to the net to put us a point in front but the excitement was shortlived as the Rapps replied instantly by raising the green flag at the other end of the field.

The added minutes of extra-time were just not enough and the Rapps took the spoils by 2-17 to 2-15.

Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. club would like to extend its condolences to the Leacy family - sons Pádraig, Shay and Toirleach and grandsons John, Shem and Cathal - on the sad passing of Pat, former Glynn-Barntown G.A.A .club Chairman, player and lifelong club supporter.

Pat will be remembered in the club with fondness and respect, and this was evident in the large number of club members who turned out to form a guard of honour for him as he was laid to rest on Sunday morning. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Glynn-Barntown G.AA. and camogie clubs would also like to extend its condolences to the Barden and O'Gorman families on the recent sad passing of Josephine. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Our Under-12 Blue ladies’ football team had a great win over Clongeen on Friday evening by a goal, while our Green team played Gusserane on Sunday evening.

Our Under-16 ladies’ football team was unfortunately beaten by Blackwater on Thursday evening in the championship.

The Junior footballers had two great championship wins last week when they defeated Crossabeg-Ballymurn on Wednesday by 3-9 to 2-6, and Rathgarogue-Cushinstown on Saturday by 5-10 to 2-3.

Our Minor footballers played Slaney Gaels on Friday evening and with some great passages of play secured a victory on a scoreline of 6-12 to 3-2.

Alibeth Moran-Curran and Cora Rowe were part of the Under-14 ladies’ football team which beat Louth in the championship.

Also well done to Sadhbh Neville, Sinéad Kirwan and Maeve Buckley who lined out with the Wexford Under-13 development squad also on Saturday in a challenge game versus Louth.


A victory for the record-books was enjoyed by young and old on Friday when the Senior hurlers romped to their first championship win of the season at the expense of 2014 county champions the Shelmaliers on a full-time scoreline of 2-15 to 1-14.

With goals coming from William Cullen and David O'Brien, Gorey blossomed and showed tremendous commitment. The whole panel and their mentors deserve great praise following this landmark success, which could lead to even sweeter results over the coming months. Well done men.

This weekend, the focus turns to football as the Intermediate 'A' squad travel to Kilanerin for a league clash on Sunday at 2 p.m. Meanwhile, the second string panel is due to welcome Kilrush on Friday for an 8 p.m. throw-in.

On Thursday evening, the Under-14 footballers have an away fixture with Ballinastragh Gaels. The Under-16 footballers travel to St. Martin's on Monday for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in.

To add an item to next week's club notes, please phone 087-9770497 before 6 p.m. on Sunday.


Last week’s lotto numbers were 11, 17, 24 and 29. There was no jackpot winner. Match three winner was Eoin McDonald. This week’s jackpot is €10,000.

Well done to our Intermediate hurlers who beat Craanford in the championship on Saturday. After a scrappy first-half we led by 1-5 to 0-3, the goal coming from a mishit free by Barry Murphy which went straight to the net.

In the second-half our lads upped the pace and ran out winners by 3-15 to 0-7, with Niall Murphy and Tony Murphy scoring the goals.

Team: Mark Dempsey; David Kehoe, Billy Roche, Matt Sludds; Ronan Devereux, Bill Eviston, Conor Devereux; Barry Murphy (1-5, 1-3 frees), Seamus Carroll; Oisín Foley (0-1), Sam Kelly (0-1), Shane O’Rourke; Niall Murphy (1-4), Tony Murphy (1-1), Pádraig Foley (0-1). Subs. - Alan Byrne for C. Devereux, David Jackman (0-1) for T. Murphy, Cormac O’Rourke for Sludds, David Murphy for Eviston and Eoin McDonald (0-1) for S. O’Rourke.

Well done to our Junior ‘B’ hurlers who beat Kilmore by 5-22 to 0-2 in the championship on Sunday.

Team: Noel Scallan; Daithí Redmond, Paul Larrissy, David Scallan; Michael Doyle, Martin Redmond (0-1), James Grannell; Paddy Devereux (0-1), Mark Campbell (0-3); Glen Murphy (0-2), Liam Kehoe (0-6, 3 frees), Luke Redmond (0-2); Dylan Ring (2-4), Emmet Kehoe (3-3), Colm Jackman. Subs. - Stephen Dempsey for Scallan, Shane Conroy for L. Redmond, Conor Barlow for Grannell, James Kehoe for Ring.

This year’s barn dance will take place on Sunday, June 5, in John Cullen’s grain store. Music will be provided by The Joe Davitt Country band. Ticket are €15 each including food.


Our Senior team played their second championship game on Sunday and despite an improved performance, suffered our second consecutive loss when going down to Ferns on a scoreline of 0-22 to 0-18.

We played with the aid of the breeze in the opening half and with Rhys Clarke and Lee Chin both looking very sharp in attack, we led by 0-12 to 0-10 at half-time.

Chinner continued to dominate the early stages of the second-half and we stretched our lead to 0-16 to 0-10. However, from there to the end, Ferns outscored us by ten points to two, giving them victory on a scoreline of 0-22 to 0-18.

Our scorers were Lee Chin 0-8, Rhys Clarke 0-7, Lee Murphy, Richie Kehoe and Podge Farrell 0-1 each. Things don't get any easier and we play county champions Oulart in our next game when the championship resumes.

Our Junior team made it two wins out of two outings when we scored a big win over Naomh Eanna on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-6. The team was short a number of players from the previous week but still turned in a dominant display to ease home.

We played with the aid of the first-half breeze and, helped by a Con O Donnagáin goal, we led by 1-11 to 1-3 at half-time. Scores were harder to come by in the second-half but we still eased home by nine points in the end.

Our scorers were Shane Howard 0-9, Con O Donnagáin 1-1, Dean Walsh 0-3, Peter Walsh and Paul Gannon 0-1 each.

Our Junior ‘B’ team was also in action on Friday night in the District championship versus our local rivals Clonard. We trailed by four points at half-time on a scoreline of 1-6 to 1-2.

However, we were much improved in the second-half and eased to a four-point lead, but in the end we just about held on to win by a one-point margin on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-11.

Our Juveniles hosted Oylegate in Páirc Carman last week and despite leading for virtually the whole game, we were just caught on the line to lose by 1-12 to 1-11. That gives us one win and one defeat from our two games to date.

Our Under-14s play their opening championship fixture on Tuesday when we host Oulart-The Ballagh in Páirc Charman with a 7.30 p.m. start.

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