Monday 14 October 2019

Good win for U-18s

There was a good win for the Under-18 footballers over Castletown during the week. But teams of the week must go to the Under-8 and Under-10 footballers who both won their blitzes in Clonmore.


With only seven weeks left in the scheduled G.A.A. season, lots of games and as many wins as possible, while having fun, is a great way to spend the summer. Remember to let team coaches know if players will be away.

The adult footballers and hurlers are entering the serious championship stage of the season. See the fixture pages or Please support all teams, especially when playing at home.

There was no winner in the last lotto draw. The numbers were 1, 6, 25 and 27. The jackpot is now €9,600 and tickets cost €2.


This year's annual Duffry Rovers G.A.A. club horse canter in the surrounding areas of Caim, Kiltealy and Ballindaggin takes place on Sunday, October 6. Enjoy the scenery the local area has to offer on horseback.

This event is open to all the family and all jumps are optional. A great family day out is guaranteed, and refreshments will be served in our clubhouse after the event. Registration is from 10 a.m. at our club grounds. Please contact any committee member for more details.

Fixtures for the coming week include tonight (Tuesday), Under-12 football at home to Marshalstown. On Wednesday our Minor hurlers are out against Clonard in Coolcotts, and next Monday evening the Under-16 hurlers are at home to the Shamrocks at 7.30 p.m.

Over 100 Duffry Rovers children from around the parish attended the Wexford G.A.A. Kellogg's Cúl Camp last week in Coolree, making it one of the biggest camps so far this year.


The Senior camogie team continue their championship campaign when they play Bunclody at home on Thursday next at 7.30 p.m. They play Ferns at home the following Monday night, July 29, at 7.30 p.m.

The Junior 'B' team have one match to play in the group stage of their championship. Hopefully the girls will win to add to a three from three winning run. They have had comprehensive victories over Craanford and St. Anne's in the last week.

The Under-16 girls won their last championship match by 7-8 to 0-5 and they face Marshalstown this Wednesday in Monamolin at 6.30 p.m. Best of luck to our Under-14 girls who are playing in the Co. semi-final against the Rapparees on Saturday next at a time and venue to be confirmed - please enquire locally. The Under-12 girls added a great win over Duffry Rovers to those over Monageer and the Rapparees, with matches against Ferns and Kilrush still to come.

Hard luck to the Wexford Intermediates who exited the championship over the weekend, especially to all of our representatives: Meabh Hughes, Ann Cousins, Brídín Roche, Róisín Murphy, Emer O'Leary and Aine Roche. Their Senior counterparts are now in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Best of luck to them.

The Intermediate hurling championship game which was doubling as the Division 2 league final in St. Patrick's Park on Sunday last was called off after five minutes owing to a serious leg injury sustained by Pat Kenny. Everyone in Buffers Alley send their good wishes to Pat (Junior). The match will be replayed shortly.

The Premier Under-21 hurling semi-final versus Oulart-The Ballagh will be played in Monamolin tonight (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Good Luck to everyone.

The Under-14 boys play Monageer on Thursday at 7.30 p.m. in Monamolin.

The July club draw will take place in the clubhouse on Thursday next at 10 p.m.


Hard luck to Graeme Molloy, Kevin O'Grady and all the Wexford panel on their defeat to Laois last weekend. Well done for your hard work throughout the whole season.

With the county Senior team now out of the championship the Intermediate football championship gets under way once again, and next Saturday St. James' will play Ballyhogue in a crucial group game. Best of luck to the boys and we ask for a huge support to get behind the team.

After a number of recent safety concerns due to small children playing matches and training, the club would like to ask all parents, supporters and mentors of all teams not to drive around the playing pitches for matches, training sessions or otherwise.

Access to the pitches is for emergency situations only and there is ample car parking provided at the dressing-rooms. Our children are the future of the club and we need to protect them and make sure their playing days in the club facilities are safe.


A very enjoyable week had by all when the Cúl Camp was hosted in Castletown last week. We wish Michael Morrissey a speedy recovery after sustaining an injury during the week and look forward to seeing him back on the field in the not too distant future.

Hard luck to the Wexford footballers who lost out to Laois over the weekend. As a club we are proud to say we have four of our Senior players playing county, Anthony Masterson, Colm Morris, James Holmes and Conor Carty. These lads have been putting in tremendous effort and time over the year. The county's loss is our gain as it will be great to have these lads back training with their club. Round three of the football championship is next weekend versus St. Martin's.


The Under-10s play football against Naomh Eanna 2 on Wednesday in Gorey at 7 p.m. They will hurl against Liam Mellows in Coolgreany on Friday at 7.30 p.m.

The Under014s beat Marshalstown at home on Thursday last, and will play Craanford away next Thursday at 7.30 p.m. The Under-16s lost out to Gorey 'B' on Friday last, and the Minor footballers had a hard-fought battle to come out winners by one point in Clonard on Wednesday evening last. Good luck to all teams in their games this week.

There will be a field day in KIlrush on Sunday, August 4, after the Kilrush Patron in conjunction with the Parish and Kilrush Hall Commitee. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Wexford People