Wednesday 17 January 2018

GAA club notes

Mark Boggan presented the Faythe Harriers Feile Team with shorts and socks , they had already sponsored the jerseys.
Mark Boggan presented the Faythe Harriers Feile Team with shorts and socks , they had already sponsored the jerseys.

SARSFIELDS Many thanks to all those who attended and who worked so hard to make Sunday’s annual fun day in Páirc Charman such a big success.

It was an occasion enjoyed by all the family, with something for everyone, young and old. Congratulations to Niamh Bent, our colouring competition winner.

Well done to the Under-14 rising stars team on their fine win over St. Anne’s in Páirc Charman on Monday. The Under-8 and Under-10 teams also did very well in their games on Friday, taking on St. James’ in Mersheen.

There was mixed luck for the Under-12 boys against St. Martin’s in Páirc Charman on Tuesday, with the ‘A’ squad losing and the ‘B’ group winning.

Hard luck to the Under-14s who lost to Naomh Eanna by 0-8 to 1-2 in the championship in Gorey on Thursday. It was a repeat outcome from the Féile final but there’s every chance that the teams will meet again in the knockout stages so the target for our boys is to close the gap even further.

Best wishes to James Crean for a speedy recovery from his broken arm.

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.

The winning lotto numbers on June 6 were 12, 18, 25 and 31. There was no jackpot winner.


There was great excitement in Hollymount on Sunday when inter-county stars Brian Malone and Kate Kelly, and a group of under-age boys and girls, officially launched the new sports wear range covering both St. Ibar’s/Shelmalier camogie club and the Shelmalier G.A.A. club.

This joint venture between the clubs is to facilitate the needs of both boys and girls, men and women across both clubs to ensure we have a single range of sportswear catering for players, mentors, members and supporters.

The new range will be on sale this week in Hollymount so parents, under-age boys and girls, and adults are advised to order their new gear as soon as possible as the first major order is selling very fast. If the sports shop doesn’t have your actual size in stock, orders will be taken for our next order. 

The new café opened in Hollymount on Saturday offering teas, coffees, snacks, sweets, drinks and much more to members, supporters and visitors. This café is intended to not only offer the finest sweets and drinks but also to cater for the demand and need for a simple social hub for all who use or visit Hollymount, as you can now sit down, chat and relax and soak up the Hollymount atmosphere.

The new café will be open most evenings so members and supporters are encouraged to sample it on their next visit.

The Senior hurlers took on near neighbours Glynn-Barntown in the league in Hollymount on Saturday, and after an exciting match the visitors scored two late points to claim victory on a scoreline of 1-20 to 2-15.

A Stephen Whelan goal with three minutes to go put the sides level at 2-15 to 1-18, ensuring a nail-biting finish, but the Glynn-Barntown men forced two late scores to claim victory. However, the Shelmaliers had some late opportunities to win.

Ciarán O’Shaughnessy got his side’s first score with a point after four minutes, and the Shelmaliers were twice denied goalscoring opportunities early in the game.

However, Joe Kelly made no mistake in the 12th minute when he fired to the Glynn net to leave the sides level at 1-2 to 0-5. Two points from Tommy Barron again had the sides level and Joe Kelly’s accuracy from frees saw a half-time scoreline of Glynn 1-12, Shelmaliers 1-8.

Both sides exhibited great hurling skills in the second-half, however, Glynn’s late rally saw them claim both points in an exciting match.

The Junior hurling match against Davidstown fixed for last Saturday will now take place on Thursday in Hollymount starting at 8 p.m.


Our Intermediate hurling team had a good win over Our Lady’s Island in the league over the weekend. Next weekend our Intermediate football team play Kilmore in the league on Sunday at 6 p.m. in Kilmore.

Our G.A.A. club lotto is on this Tuesday, June 14, when the jackpot will be €2,900. Please have your tickets in the Centre at 7.30 p.m.


Our adult hurlers played Kilmore in the championship on Friday and had a win on a score of 5-24 to 0-6.

Team: Seán Flood; Darren Dempsey, John Browne, Colin Edwards; Ciarán Hillery, P.J. Doyle, Cian Brennan; Colm Browne, Mark O'Connor; Mick Kelly, Barry Redmond, Brian Sheridan; Lee Smith, David Beary, Aidan Roche. Subs. - Martin Gordon for Sheridan,  Richie Murray for Redmond, Andy Moore for Kelly.

On Sunday evening they they played St. Martin’s in the championship and after putting up a great show went down on a score of 5-13 to 1-18. They play Davidstown next in the championship.

Last Tuesday, June 7, we brought our Under-12 footballers to Rathgarogue-Cushinstown for their first championship match. We barely had the quota, as three of our team were on holidays, two were sick and two were in absentia. We went up the N25 to meet our opposition.

Our boys did their best and secured the two points. Our goalkeeper even turned goal poacher. The backs were James, Kian, Daniel, Clinton, Leon and Daragh, and they repelled everything that Rathgarogue-Cushinstown had to kick and handpass at them.

Our midfielder Ryan played like Dara O Sé, with high catches and his powerful kick with accuracy. Our forwards were Barry, Rory, Telfic and Nicholas, who outfoxed the opposition.

Our man of the match was Ryan, so he will be the captain of our next match which will be a home fixture versus St. Mary’s (Maudlintown) on June 14.

Under-age training continues on Tuesday for Under-6s, Under-8s,  Under-10s and Under-12s from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. There is Thursday training for Under-12s from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m., and Friday training for Under-10s from 6.30 to 7.40 p.m. There is training Saturday for Under-6s and Under-8s from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Congratulations to Shirley Murphy on winning €252 in last week's Split the Pot. The seller was Bobby Murphy (Under-6 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 20, 24, 25 and 28. There was no jackpot winner and no match three. Lucky dips were Ciarán Scallan and Eoin McDonald. The jackpot is a very nice €10,000.

Our Junior ‘B’ footballers beat the Shelmaliers in the championship last week.

Well done to our Junior ‘B’ hurlers who beat St. Martin’s in the championship on Friday. It was a good team performance with two early goals from Kevin Sludds and Glen Murphy seeing us lead by 2-8 to 1-5 at half-time.

Our lads took control in the second-half and went on to win 6-13 to 2-9.

Team: Noel Scallan; Daithí Redmond, Paul Larrissy, David Scallan; Michael Doyle, Paul Roche, James Grannell; Paddy Devereux (0-1), Robert Byrne (0-1); Glen Murphy (2-0), Liam Kehoe (0-6, 4 frees), Darragh Cummins (0-2); Kevin Sludds (3-2), Emmet Kehoe, Mark Campbell (1-1). Subs. - Stephen Dempsey for Scallan, Shane Conroy for Murphy, Eoin O’Connor for Doyle, Shane Whelan for Sludds.

Our Junior ‘B’ hurlers play Oylegate in the league on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Oylegate, and they play St. Anne’s in the championship away on Friday at 7.30 p.m.

Our Intermediate ‘A’ footballers play Cloughbawn away in the league on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Thanks to all those who attended our barn dance last week. It was a very enjoyable night, with The Joe Davitt Country Band putting on a great show.

Thanks to those players and committee members who gave a hand setting up and for their work on the night. Thanks to John and Karen Cullen for the use of their premises and for all their hard work, and also thanks to their staff for their help, particularly Michael Scallan.

Thanks to Joe Cullen for doing the disco, and thanks to Paul and Theresa Larrissy for their help.


The club extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Dano Redmond, who passed away last week.

A Naomh Éanna bumper quiz will take place on Friday night at the complex. Head along for a night of great entertainment and some puzzling questions. Admission is €10 each and proceedings commence at 8.30 p.m.

Thanks to all those who supported the bake sale and Sunday dinner fundraiser that recently took place in aid of the Under-14 footballers, who will soon be welcomed by Castlegregory G.A.A. club in Kerry as part of the Féile na nGael tournament.

Hard luck to the Senior hurlers who were defeated by Ferns in last week's league match. The Juniors' game with Tara Rocks was postponed. Check out for an update on this fixture.

The Junior footballers are scheduled to travel to Clonee for a league match next Saturday at 7 p.m.

Well done to the Under-14 footballers who dismissed Sarsfields by 0-8 to 1-2 on home soil last Thursday.

Tonight (Tuesday), the Under-12 football squads will host games against the Duffry Rovers. Throw-in is at 7.30 p.m.

On Thursday, the Under-14 footballers head to St. Martin's for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in.

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


Well done to our Under-8 camogie team which took part in a blitz in Rosslare on Sunday morning where the girls showed plenty of skill and determination to make their mentors and parents very proud.

Our Under-14 Green team had a great win over Rathnure in the championship by 8-5 to 2-2, while the Blue team was unfortunately beaten by Rapparees over the weekend.

Well done to Senior club camogie star Emma Walsh and her Wexford team-mates who won the Leinster Senior final on Sunday week by 2-19 to 1-9. Emma was kind enough to bring the cup to the clubhouse on Sunday for the club coffee morning.

Well done to Emma Dempsey who won the Under-14 county Community Games long puck competition on Sunday.

The camogie club hosted a coffee morning and cake sale in the clubhouse on Sunday and would like to thank everyone who supported it in any way by baking, serving tea, washing up etc.

Thanks to camogie club President and main sponsor Mary Roche who presented a new set of club jerseys sponsored by The Sycamore House to camogie captain Annette Moroney and Wexford and club Senior camogie player Emma Walsh. Thanks to those who organised or took part in the novelty rounders game on the pitch also.

Two Under-8 teams competed in the hurling blitz in Killurin on Saturday  morning against Cushinstown, Castletown and the Rapparees. There were great performances all round - well done to all the boys. A big thanks to all the parents who donated sandwiches and buns and who helped with the teas in the clubhouse afterwards.

The Under-12 boys’ Blue team played out of their skin on Tuesday evening in Killurin and came out on top against a good Naomh Eanna side, with all 24 players from the Blue team getting a run. Well done boys!

The Green team defeated Duffry Rovers in Coolree in the football championship by 2-10 to 1-5 on Monday, while the Blue team also beat the same opposition by 3-14 to 3-1.

Our Under-14 boys had a good win when they defeated St. Anne’s in championship football last week by 2-12 to 2-4.

Hard luck to the Glynn N.S. Rackard League Hurling team which was defeated by Kilrush in their quarter-final recently  in Ferns.

Well done to the Barntown N.S. Rackard League Hurling team which continues to fly the club banner following their semi-final win over Cushinstown on Friday. They now face Kilrush in the final and will need plenty of club support on the line! Good luck boys!

Our Senior hurlers had a great win over Shelmaliers in Hollymount on Saturday in the league by 1-20 to 2-15. The two-point win sealed with late points from J.J. Doyle and Aaron Kehoe. Excellent were Mark Fanning, John Leacy, Matt Doyle and Jack Fenlon, while Daire Barron also impressed with five points from play.

Our Junior hurlers were unfortunately defeated by Rathnure on Sunday in the league. Thanks to those who supported the table quiz run by the Senior hurlers on Friday in the clubhouse. It was a packed house and an enjoyable evening was had by all.

Club lotto numbers drawn on Wednesday, June 1, were 6, 11, 23 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and ten match three winners: Conor Kavanagh, Liz McGarry, Paddy Butler, Iain Wickham, P.J. Carley, Mary Doyle, John Leacy, Rúairí Crawford, Neil Roche and Gus Huszar.

The jackpot remains at €10,000, and the reserve jackpot is now €7,800. The next draw will take place in Marty B's on Wednesday, June 15.

The Under-12 Green ladies’ football team travelled to Ramsgrange on Sunday evening to take on St. James’ in the league. A closely-fought first-half saw the two teams neck and neck as the girls threw their hearts into the game.

Still close in the second-half, the home team then pulled away to win. It was a great, spirited match by both teams and a joy to watch. Our girls couldn’t have given more and enjoyed every minute. Thanks also to some of the Under-11s who turned up at short notice to help out and make up the numbers.

Our Under-14 ladies’ Green football team put in a tremendous performance on Thursday  in Killurin when they defeated a very good Clonee side.  The final score was 10-4 to 3-6.  Well done to all.

The Blue team is away to Slaney Gaels on Thursday, June 16, so best of luck to them.

Everyone in Glynn Barntown G.A.A., camogie and ladies’ football clubs would like to wish all members sitting state examinations over the next few weeks the very best of luck.

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