Sunday 25 August 2019

GAA club notes

Joe Gardiner (Castletown) Kevin Foley (Starlights)
Joe Gardiner (Castletown) Kevin Foley (Starlights)

SARSFIELDS The Seniors are in the last-chance saloon after Sunday's 0-10 to 0-8 loss to St. Anne's in Innovate Wexford Park.

Unfortunately, they will be in the relegation final regardless of the outcome of the last group game against Starlights.

There was better news for the Juniors whose 2-10 to 0-8 home win over Duffry Rovers on Friday has set up a quarter-final against Gusserane.

Well done to the Under-10 boys who enjoyed their Play and Stay day in Wexford Park on Saturday.

Many thanks to everyone who supported our annual competition in Wexford Golf Club on Saturday, and well done to the various prize-winners.

The singles winner was Paul Harrington with 39 points. Second was Paul Bridges with 38 points and third was Fran Thomas on 37 points.

The team event was won by Paul Harrington, Paul Moran and Philip Cullen on 39 points. The non-G.U.I. prize was won by Philip Cullen with a great score of 41 points.

The club extends sympathy to Katie Bergin and family on the sad passing of Katie's grandmother. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


The Under-12 hurling quarter-final against Horeswood is on Wednesday, August 23, in Ballyroebuck.

There is Minor football against Hollow Rovers today (Tuesday, August 22) at 7 p.m. in Ballyroebuck.


The Under-10s took part in the Play 'n Stay day in Wexford Park. They got to visit the dressing rooms, got to run out through the tunnel with the roar of the crowds of spectators, and played two games versus Clongeen and St. Pat's.

Then they ran up the steps to get a feel of lifting the cups. And, smiling from ear to ear, they all posed for the photographers. Well done boys, it was a fabulous experience. And well done to Wexford Park.

We also want to wish Holly a speedy recovery from her injury in last Thursday night's camogie match versus Kilmore. Her injury and surgery hasn't dampened her spirits and she will be on the sideline cheering her team-mates on. Here's a big cheer for Holly's bravery.

Hard luck to our Under-12 footballers who lost their quarter-final to a stronger Clonee team. They're still a very young team and we just have to stick together and keep working for next year. Well done to all involved.

Congratulations to K. Hayes on winning €200 in the latest Split The Pot draw. The seller was Marlowe Cleaners. Next week's envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for selling and supporting us weekly.


Wishing club girl Emma Dempsey and the Wexford Under-16 camogie team the very best of luck as they play the All-Ireland final next Sunday versus Galway.

Well done to Ciara Butler who was placed second in the national Under-14 long puck final at the Community Games over the weekend.

Well done also to club girls Aoife Duggan and Ciara Laffan who also competed in the national finals over the weekend.

The camogie club 20-year celebrations will take place on Saturday, August 26, in Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. pitch from 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and YOU are invited!

Highlights will include inflatable pitch, mini games, D.J., barbeque, facepainting, balloon release, tea and cakes and much more.

Donations of cakes on the day from 10 a.m. would be much appreciated.

After the Senior hurling game in Bellefield at 3.30 p.m. we reconvene from 5.30 to 7.30 p.m. for the adult camogie mini league with guest managers from bygone years.

Later please join us in the clubhouse from 8.30 p.m. for '90s hits, finger food, nostalgia slideshow and happy hour! All are welcome!

Our Under-6s played some great hurling versus Faythe Harriers in their friendly games on Saturday morning, while our Under-8s were busy on the pitch beside them taking on near neighbours Cloughbawn.

Our Under-14 Rising Stars footballers lost out by a narrow margin to St. Anne's during the week.

Our Under-14 hurlers had a great win over Oulart-The Ballagh on Saturday morning in Killurin.

Hard luck to our Under-16 hurlers who were defeated by Crossabeg-Ballymurn in Thursday evening.

Our Minor hurlers lost out to Naomh Éanna (Gorey) on Tuesday evening by two points in the championship in Killurin.

Well done to Cian Carthy who made the final eight in the national Community Games Under-14 long puck final over the weekend.

Well done to our Senior footballers who snagged another two vital points with a win over Shelmaliers in Taghmon on Friday evening (1-12 to 1-10).

Our Junior footballers were unfortunately defeated by Castletown on Saturday evening by 2-11 to 1-12.

Our Under-12 Green ladies' football team have made it to the county finals! All roads now lead to Wexford Park on Sunday, September 3. Well done girls!

Our Under-12 Blue ladies' football team were unlucky in their semi-final play-off against Davidstown-Courtnacuddy though the girls kept battling until the final whistle. Well done girls, we are so proud of you all.

It wasn't to be their day on Saturday but what a season it has been for the Under-14 ladies' football team! It's no mean feat to finish as the second best Under-14 team in the county after an excellent campaign. These girls have wowed us all season with their work ethic, friendships, zest for fun and their amazing results in the top division in football.

Thanks to everyone who stood behind the team this year. To Michael, Barry, Philip and Conor, the dedicated coaches who gave the girls such great encouragement as well as great training. To Allison who was always there as the second Mammy whenever needed, and to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of this team.

Hard luck to the Junior team who lost out to Crossabeg-Ballymurn on Saturday afternoon in their shield final.

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