Monday 22 January 2018

GAA club notes

The Réalt na Mara Under-12 footballers won the Dick Maher Cup in Tinahely on Sunday at the expense of Tinahely, Coolkenno and Annacurra.
The Réalt na Mara Under-12 footballers won the Dick Maher Cup in Tinahely on Sunday at the expense of Tinahely, Coolkenno and Annacurra.

SARSFIELDS The Seniors now have a battle on their hands to avoid a relegation clash after losing to Gusserane by 1-14 to 1-6 in their third championship outing in New Ross on Tuesday.

They have two group games remaining, against fellow strugglers Adamstown and unbeaten St. Martin’s respectively.

A reminder of our Coiste na nOg training nights in Páirc Charman: Baby Butters (boys and girls aged four to six), Wednesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-7 and Under-8 boys and girls, Wednesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 boys, Tuesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 girls, Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 boys, Tuesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 girls, Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

Our annual fun day will be held on Sunday, June 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. This is a break from tradition as the event normally takes place in August, but we want to have something for the children and their families earlier in the year.

We are asking our friends to donate bottles and prizes for our bottle stall and wheel of fortune. The items may be left in Páirc Charman on Wednesday from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

Best of luck to our many members and friends who are sitting state exams over the coming weeks.

Good luck to our Under-12 boys who are in action in Páirc Charman this evening (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Two games will be played against St. Martin’s on our own pitch and on the camogie pitch respectively.

Well done to the Slaney Gaels girls who were honoured at the recent transition year awards nights in their schools: Kate Slaven-Barry, Emily Quigley and Ciara Rogan in the Presentation, and Caoimhe Twomey, Sinéad Cuddihy, Alannah Corcoran and Carla Fusciardi-Wallace in the Loreto.


There is an Under-12 football match against Craanford in Ballyroebuck on Tuesday, June 7, at 7.30 p.m.

The Under-14 footballers are away to St. Mary's (Maudlintown) on Thursday, June 9, at 7.30 p.m.

Well done to the Rackard League boys who have qualified for the ‘B’ hurling county final.

Best of luck to all sitting exams in the coming weeks.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. The numbers were 5, 6, 10 and 27.

There were eleven match threes: Sarah Egan, Ballintlea; Devan Colfer, Assagart; Mossie Doyle, Carrig; Brian Williams, Tír na nOg; Mark Wallace, Tír na nOg; Keith Cawley, c/o St. James’; Anne Casey, Tinnerath; Larry Crosbie, Ramsgrange; Róisín O’Connor, St. James’, and Louise Walsh, Ramsgrange.

The next lotto draw will be on June 14 when the jackpot will be €2,900.

Our Intermediate hurling team will play Our Lady’s Island in the league this Friday, June 10, in Taghmon at 7.30 p.m.

Well done to Ian Carty who was part of the Wexford Junior football team which beat Longford last week in the Leinster semi-final.

Our club would like to wish all club players the best of luck in the Leaving and Junior Cert. exams next week.


Our adult hurlers play Kilmore in the championship in Coolcotts at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, June 10. Please come along and give them your support.

A big thank you to all the Under-10 children and their parents who played and supported the teams on Saturday at the hurling on the quay initiative. They played brilliantly in the two games against St. Anne's and did themselves proud.

The Under-8 footballers play Volunteers in round one in Páirc Charman on Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m.

Congratulations to Edel Dodd, winner of the €100 shopping voucher in the Pettitt’s draw on Saturday. A big thank you to Pettitt’s SuperValu and to everyone who supported the draw.

Under-age training continues on Tuesday for Under-6s, Under-8s, Under-10s and Under-12s from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. On Thursday there is training for the Under-12s from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

On Friday there is training for the Under-10s from 6.30 to 7.40 p.m. There is training Saturday for the Under-6s and Under-8s from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Congratulations to Eileen Frayne on winning €281 in last week's Split the Pot. The seller was Stephen Miller (adult player). A big thank you to all who supported us, and thank you to all our sellers.

Next week’s envelopes are on sale now, and your continued support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Last week’s lotto numbers were 3, 4, 12 and 20. There was no jackpot winner. There were three match three winners: Joanne O’Leary, Geraldine Doyle and Maggie Ryan.

Our Intermediate footballers had a good win over Kilrush in the championship on Saturday by 0-14 to 0-9. The win sees them through to the quarter-final.

Team: Ben Turner; Alan Byrne, Eoin McDonald, Oisín Foley;  Cian Lambert, Conor Devereux, Seamus Carroll (0-1); Paddy Devereux (0-2), Paudie Foley; Ronan Devereux (0-2), Robert Byrne (0-1), Mark O’Connor (0-1); Niall Murphy (0-5, 1free), Mark Dempsey (0-1), Barry Murphy (0-1).

Our Junior ‘B’ footballers also had a win in the championship when they beat St. Martin’s by 3-10 to 0-14 on Tuesday.

Team: James White; James Grannell, Michael Eviston, Oisín O’Connor; Conor Gormley, Eoin O’Connor, Daithí Redmond; Tony Murphy, David Kehoe; David Jackman (1-0), Barry Murphy (0-2), Paul Walsh (1-3, 1-0 pen.); Kevin Sludds (1-2), Billy Roche (0-1 free), Evan Kinlough. Sub. - Glen Murphy (0-2) for Kinlough.

Our Junior ‘B’ hurlers play St. Martin’s in the championship on Friday at 7.30 p.m. in Ballymurn, and they play Oylegate in the league on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Oylegate. Our Intermediate hurlers will play the Shamrocks away in the league on Sunday at 3.30 p.m.


Hard luck to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who were defeated by local rivals Craanford in their third round championship clash on Saturday at Bellefield. The full-time score was 2-8 to 1-8.

While Gorey had seized the lead with four minutes to go, a late haul of 1-2 by their opponents served as a sucker-punch.

Team: Kenneth Byrne; John Stafford, Simon Doran, Séamus O'Donnell; Conor Hughes, Tom Stafford, Kevin Harrington; John O'Brien (Ramsfort Park), Dara McDonald; Pedro Travers (capt., 1-1), Pádraig Doyle (0-1), Gearóid Cullen; Seán Doyle, David O'Brien (0-4, 2 frees), William Cullen (0-2, 1 free). Sub. - Daragh Cullen for Hughes.

Hurling returns to the agenda this week. On Friday night, the Junior hurlers make the journey to The Rock for a 7.30 p.m. clash with their old foes while the Seniors are out on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. Their meeting with Ferns provides the perfect opportunity to embellish their skills before the return of championship.

This evening (Tuesday), the Under-12 footballers travel to Monamolin to play Buffers Alley from 7.30  p.m. while the Under-14 footballers host Horeswood on Thursday evening for a championship duel.

To add an item to the club notes, please phone 087-9770497.

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