Wednesday 18 September 2019

GAA weekly club notes

GAA Summer Camp St Marys Rosslare. Under 13's
GAA Summer Camp St Marys Rosslare. Under 13's

SARSFIELDS The year ended on a disappointing note for our Juniors on Friday when they were well beaten away to St. Martin’s in their last championship group game.

Alas, this left them fifth and unable to qualify, the same position as the Seniors who fulfilled their last fixture against the same opposition in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday and were comprehensively defeated.

The Slaney Gaels Under-14 team did us proud in Thursday’s county final against Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in St. Patrick’s Park. Although victory eluded them on an 8-9 to 2-4 scoreline, their time will come and we want to congratulate each and every one of them on their tremendous efforts. Thanks to Meyler’s Fish Shop for sponsoring their county final tops.

Well done to the Minors who won their seventh game out of seven in their group on Monday, beating Our Lady’s Island/St. Fintan’s away by 1-21 to 2-6. They now have a home quarter-final to look forward to.

Well done also to the Under-14 boys who defeated Glynn-Barntown by 4-6 to 2-4 in Killurin on Monday in the championship quarter-final.

Congratulations to Billy Walsh on his fine success with the U.S.A. Olympic boxing team at the Olympics.

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, Thursdays, 6.45 to 8 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 girls, Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

The winning lotto numbers were 6, 25, 28 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, and next week’s jackpot is €8,200.


The Under-12 football semi-final against Cloughbawn is in Ballyroebuck on Wednesday, August 24, at 7 p.m.


Our Under-21 team face Glynn-Barntown in the semi-final of the Premier championship on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Killurin, with a place in the final versus St. Martin’s at stake for the winners.

Our Junior team is in championship action on Saturday when we take on Ferns in Bree at 6.30 p.m. This is a must-win game, with the winner likely to be heading to the quarter finals. We have won two and lost two of our four games to date and a win here is essential to prolong our season further.

Our Senior team is in championship action on Sunday when we take on Cloughbawn in O’Kennedy Park, New Ross, at the unusual time of 1.30 p.m. Unfortunately, we are already doomed to playing in the Senior relegation final, immaterial to the result of this game, as we have lost four out of four championship games and cannot now better our league position.

A victory would still be very important however in preparation for the relegation final which will take place in a few weeks.

Our Under-14s travelled to Gorey on Monday to take on Naomh Eanna on their home patch and in the end came home with a victory on a margin of 3-8 to 1-3, giving us seven wins out of seven in our group games. It was a very tight game throughout, with our lads only pulling clear in the final minutes. The draw for the semi-final takes place early this week.

Our Minors travelled to Oulart to take on the home team last Tuesday and again, after a very tight game, came out as winners on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-16. We led by 2-8 to 0-9 at half-time but Oulart dominated the first quarter of the second-half and the sides were level with ten minutes remaining.

We finished strongly however, helped by some excellent James Henebery free-taking, to eventually win by four points. We have now qualified for a semi-final date with St. Martin’s.

Our Juveniles made it a very successful week for us at under-age level when we played our last championship group game last Thursday. We hosted St. Martin’s in Páirc Charman in a must-win game and eventually emerged victorious on a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-7.

The half-time score was 1-9 to 1-4 and it remained close throughout the second-half before we finally pulled away to win by seven, with our goals coming from Glen Murphy-Butler and Conal Clancy. We have now qualified for the Premier county semi-final and will know our opponents after the draw is held early in the week.

Our Under-12 ‘A’ team travelled to Rathangan last Sunday morning to take on St. Anne’s in the quarter-final of their championship. After a tight game, we were on the wrong end of a 2-11 to 1-6 scoreline.

Our Under-12 ‘B’ team is in action on Monday when we host St. Martin’s in the ‘B’ county semi-final in Páirc Charman at 7.15 p.m.

Our camogie team await the winners of the Ferns/Kilrush play-off and will play the winners on September 10. The winners of that game will play Kilmore in the county semi-final.

For all updated news, under-age games, fixtures, results, lotto, photos etc. with the club, check out our website at or follow us on Twitter (@faytheharriers) or on our Facebook account for regular updates of club activity.


Out adult footballers lost their match against Volunteers on Friday in the championship.

On Friday, August 26, our adult hurlers take on St. Anne's in the last game in the group in Coolcotts at 7.15 p.m. in the championship.

Our Under-12 hurlers hosted Clongeen in Coolcotts on Wednesday. It was a brilliant match, end-to-end, with high catches, hooks, blocks and all. Darragh 1 had very little to do because he had the colossus of Cian and Adam to stop any attacks.

Our half-back line was brilliant with Leon, Rory, Martha and Darragh 2. Then we had midfield, and captain fantastic Ryan. Our forwards Barry, Little Flash, Taofik, Jake, Sonya, Nicky, James and Daniel did their best.

Taofik was practising since last week with his speciality, the line ball. It was the first time I ever saw a match with no line ball for the home team, but his day will come as the boys from Skibbereen said after they won the silver medal in the Olympics.

Our next football match is versus Bannow-Ballymitty in Coolcotts on Wednesday, August 24. We had a competition for €5 for the best report of the Kilkenny v. Waterford All-Ireland Senior final match.

The winners were Rocco who wrote about Walter Walsh, Martha’s report on Lester Ryan, and Sonya’s on Joey Holden. The adjudicating panel decided (even after one of them resigned as he objected that it excluded any member of the Waterford team), that the three of them should get €5 each so somebody had to dig deeper. Where does one submit expenses?

Congratulation to the Clonard ladies’ footballers who won the Intermediate final out in Taghmon on Sunday against St. Martin's on a scoreline of 2-7 to 0-7. With Nellie Walsh keeping a clean sheet in goal, they were never going to be beaten. Everyone gave an awesome performance so well done girls - Clonard abú.

Congratulations to Helen Morris on winning €274 in last week's Split the Pot. The sellers were Marlowe Cleaners, Anne Street.

A big thank you to all who supported us last week and thank you to all our sellers. Next week’s envelopes are on sale now, and your continued support would be greatly appreciated.  


The Intermediate 'A' footballers settled for a draw in their final round robin championship meeting with Duffry Rovers. A late haul of 1-3 ensured that they grabbed a share of the spoils at stake and they now await a quarter-final meeting with Cloughbawn.

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

The Under-16 hurlers drew with Oulart-The Ballagh last Thursday on a scoreline of 2-9 apiece.

The very best of luck to the Senior hurlers who conclude their round-robin campaign with a clash against table-toppers St. Martin's on Saturday in Bellefield, Enniscorthy. Throw-in is at 3.30 p.m.

The Junior hurlers will conclude their group fixtures as they meet Clongeen in Oylegate on Saturday. That clash will get under way at 6.30 p.m.

Tomorrow (Wednesday), the Under-12 footballers welcome St. Martin's for championship games, which will commence at 7 p.m.

With the first marble plaque now completed and the second filling up fast, become a patron of the stand today. To have your name included on the next plaque and to make a much-needed contribution of €100, contact Kevin Molloy on 085-7501947 or any other committee member. Remember your name cannot be ‘written in stone’ until your contribution is received.

Improvement work will be carried out on the club grounds at Páirc Uí Síocháin every Saturday until the end of September between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Work will involve painting and general maintenance. If you can volunteer, please phone 087-9770497.

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


Hard luck to our Intermediate football team who in our final league/championship game were beaten 2-9 to 1-8 by Kilanerin. It means we finish in third place and qualify for the quarter-final where we will play St. Mary's (Maudlintown) in two weeks’ time.

Next weekend on Saturday, August 27, in Cushinstown at 5 p.m. we play Our Lady’s Island in the final hurling league/championship game. Please come out and support our teams.

Our club lotto takes place this Tuesday, August 23, in the Centre where the jackpot will be €4,400. Please have your tickets in by 8 p.m.


Las week’s lotto numbers were 1, 9, 19 and 25. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dips: Dylan Lambert and Johnny Connolly. The jackpot is €10,000.

Our Junior ‘B’ footballers received a walkover from St. Fintan’s last week. With the group stages complete they are through to the District semi-final.

Our Intermediate ‘A’ footballers also got a walkover from Davidstown. They have finished top of their group and will play Réalt na Mara in the county quarter-final.

Hard luck to our Under-16 hurlers who were beaten in the county semi-final last week, going down to Kilross Gaels after a good effort on a scoreline of 4-17 to 3-16. Well done to the players and their mentors for all their hard work during the year.

Our Minor hurlers lost to Blackwater last week and will play their final group game against Dunbrody Gaels on Wednesday, August 24, in Ballymurn at 7.15 p.m.

Our Intermediate hurlers will play Monageer in their final group game on Saturday, August 27, at 2 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Park. Our Junior ‘B’ hurlers have completed all their group games and are also through to the District semi-final.


The Under-10 Blue team played a camogie match in Glynn on Monday evening against Blackwater where they came out on top after a hard game. Well done girls.

Wishing our Senior camogie team the best of luck in their championship quarter-final versus Rathnure on Tuesday evening.

Next Saturday our Under-14 camogie team contest the Premier final, meeting Bunclody, and we hope this great bunch of girls can do what it takes to lift the cup. Best of luck girls!

Congrats to club girls Emma Dempsey, Chloe Casey and Lea Bolger who all won medals at the national Community Games finals in Athlone over the weekend, and also to club camogie girls Eimear and Niamh Buckley who along with their ladies’ football club Clonard/Volunteers achieved Senior status over the weekend.

There will be a disco for fourth, fifth and sixth classes on Tuesday, August 30, at 8-10 p.m. Admission  is €3. Parents - please collect children at the front door afterwards, as they will not be allowed to leave until collected.

Our Under-14s had a great win over Ferns last Monday evening in the hurling championship and are now through to the business stages of the competition. In football the same chaps meet Sarsfields on Monday evening in the quarter-final and we wish them every success.

Hard luck to our Under-16s defeated by Rapparees in hurling last week by 2-19 to 1-11.

Our Minor footballers play Dunbrody Gaels on Monday in Killurin at 7 p.m. and we wish them the best of luck in that encounter.

In extremely difficult weather conditions our Senior footballers overcame reigning champions St. James’ of Ramsgrange in Taghmon on Friday. The final score was 1-11 to 2-4.

On Saturday our Junior footballers played Buffers Alley in Oylegate but were overcome on this occasion by 0-12 to 0-8.

Good luck to our Under-21 hurlers in their Co. semi-final versus Faythe Harriers on Tuesday in Killurin at 7 p.m.

Our Under-14 girls are on a roll! Having qualified for their camogie Co. final, the girls ensured a double date, booking themselves a Co. final place in Division 2 ladies’ football also following a well-worked semi-final win over St. James' on Thursday. It's going to be a busy few weeks!

The ladies’ football club are hosting the fun blitz/family field day on Sunday, August 28. This is the main fundraiser for the club every year and we would appreciate assistance from parents where possible.

We need help with teas/shop/barbeque/stalls etc. Please contact any member of the committee or ladies’ football coaches if available.

We also require donations of bottles for the bottle stall and bric-a-brac for the jumble sale.  Collection times for these are to be advised.

This a great excuse for a clear-out of books, sports gear, bric-a-brac, CDs, DVDs etc. and it’s all going to a great cause. Donations of baked goods for the cake sale are also very much appreciated.

Congratulations to all of the club girls and boys who received their Leaving Certificate results this week. Wishing you every success in your chosen paths.

It’s fantastic to see the G.A.A. sport of rounders being so well represented by the Glynn-Barntown area.

Last week the Glynn-Barntown ladies’ rounders team reached the All-Ireland finals fixed for August 28 in Dublin! It was a huge achievement for them all, particularly as they defeated the defending All-Ireland champions Bagenalstown 16 to 10. Well done ladies!


The Senior footballers completed the final match in the league stage of the championship on Saturday when they took on Adamstown in Bellefield. With the result having no bearing on the final placings, the game turned out to be an end-to-end encounter with the sides level (1-9 to 0-12).

Playing against a strong breeze, the Shelmaliers got the first score when Glen Malone pointed in the third minute. Adamstown took a two-point lead before corner-forward Derek Walsh pointed from close range.

A series of scores by the Shelmaliers from Derek Walsh, Aidan Murphy, Adam Whitmore and Simon Donohoe saw them lead by two points (0-8 to 0-6) at half-time. Derek Walsh got his fourth point on the resumption but with Adamstown slowly getting into the match, there was only two points between the sides as the game entered the final quarter.

Derek Walsh extended the lead in the 20th minute with Adamstown hitting back with the only goal in the 22nd minute to level the sides (1-8 to 0-11).

The last ten minutes proved a hectic affair with many scoring chances for both sides, but both teams only succeeded in adding an additional point.

The Junior footballers also completed the group stages of the championship when they took on Tara Rocks in Farmleigh on Sunday. Stephen McGuire was off the mark for the Shelmaliers in the second minute with a well-taken point, and Chris Gordon was narrowly wide with a goalscoring chance after five minutes.

Goalie Aodhán Foley made a number of great saves as the game progressed and he was ably assisted in defence by Eoghan Fitzgerald, Cathal Gaule, Conor Hearne and Cian Manley to keep the Tara Rocks at bay on many occasions.

A well-worked move involving Kevin O’Leary and Eoin O’Leary saw Niall Murphy pointing from 30 yards, with David Shiggins taking a well-placed point from a free shortly afterwards.

The second-half saw a great improvement from the Shelmalier team, however, Tara Rocks got their first goal in the tenth minute when a long-range free was deflected to the Shelmalier net. The spirited Shelmalier side were not deterred and when Paul McCleane and Chris Gordon combined they delivered the ball to full-forward Kevin O’Leary who duly dispatched it to the Tara Rocks net.

Niall Murphy and Stephen McGuire got Shelmaliers’ last two points. Everybody in the Shelmalier club wishes Paul McCleane a speedy recovery from a knock he received during the game. 

The championship action returns to hurling over the coming weekend with final and important matches for both the Seniors and Juniors.  The Senior hurlers take on the Rapparees in Wexford Park on Saturday, August 27, at 3.30 p.m., and the Junior hurlers travel to Cushinstown the same day when they take on Gusserane at 6.30 p.m. Both teams are asking for your support.

There was no winner of the Shelmalier development lotto on Monday, August 15, when the numbers drawn were 18, 26, 28 and 30. There were no match three winners with the prize money carried forward to the following draw.

The jackpot now stands at a grand total of €18,200, so get your tickets early to be in with a chance to win this enormous prize.

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