People and Standard GAA notes
A reminder that the second semi-final night for Wexford Has Talent is on Saturday, January 31. After the tremendous entertainment last Saturday, it would be a smart move to purchase a ticket for this event. Contact Whites of Wexford (05391-22311) for full details.
The Minors were forced to a concede a walkover to Taghmon-Camross in the O'Loughlin Cup on Sunday.
Congratulations to former player Dean Walsh on his tremendous boxing success.
Congratulations to Kate Kelly on her appointment as Treasurer of the new Women's Gaelic Players' Association which was launched in Dublin last week.
Happy birthday wishes from her many friends in the club to Mikaela Lanigan who was 15 yesterday (Monday).
Siobhán McMahon has been selected to continue in the role of Children's Officer, and the full list of general committee members comprises Gary Potter, Sinéad Kelly, Aine Donohoe, Mairéad Potter, Trish Fielding, Sharon Kelly, Peggie Kelly, Mag Murphy, Mick Lanigan, John Furlong, John Kelly, Mag Kelly, Seamus O'Leary plus the various team managers.
The E.G.M. to vote on club colours will take place in Hollymount on Friday, February 6.
Music lessons organised by the Shelmalier Music School continue today (Tuesday, January 27) at the usual time. Thanks to all who paid the registration fee of €10, and those who forgot are reminded to do so this evening. Kate McKenna will be joining the regulars to teach keyboard and harp. All interested please contact Denise Feeney on 086-7302249 or call over to Hollymount at 6 p.m.
If anyone has any old instruments and would like to donate to the school, the organisers would gladly appreciate them. Adult lessons are also available, so please call in to arrange times. The lessons are in tin whistle, flute, guitar, guitar and singing, bodhrán, fiddle, keyboard, banjo, mandolin and button accordion.
Helpers are sought to sell Super Draw tickets this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please contact Austin Hearne (087-2538546) if you can assist.
ST. MARY'S (M'TOWN)
There will be an internal practice match on Saturday, January 31, at The Rocks at 2 p.m. It is important that all Junior 'B' and Minor players attend.
Congratulations to Graham Carty and Dermot Flood who are Wexford Senior footballers, great news for the lads and also for the club. The lads have been Mary's players since they were toddlers, so we hope all under-age and adult level players will realise with a bit of practice and determination it is all there for you.
The club dinner dance will be held on Friday, February 13, in the Talbot Hotel. Tickets are now on sale for €30 from Billy Kelly's, The Pike or Londis, The Faythe. The ticket price includes a four-course meal and spot prize draw. Music will be provided by Divine Invention followed by a D.J. The dress code is smart casual. A great night lies ahead.
St. Mary's second annual Operation Transformation weigh-in will be on Friday, January 30, in Billy Kelly's at 8 p.m. Teams of up to seven will be assigned a local gym and provided with t-shirts and a sponsorship card. Food and refreshments will also be provided on Friday.
For any information on adult training times please contact Barry Kinsella on 087-2978233. For any information on under-age training please contact Trevor Doocey on 086-8140124. The club always welcome new members.
For information on any club matter please contact Jimmy Stafford on 087-6971168.
For news, views or pictures from the club check out the Facebook page 'Saint Mary's of Maudlintown gfc' or follow the club on Twitter @OfficialMaudGfc.
Tickets are now available for the Shelmalier reunion which takes place on Saturday, February 7, in Hotel Curracloe starting at 7.30 p.m. Guests will be welcomed to the function with a cheese and wine reception at 7.30 p.m., with the meal starting at 8 p.m. sharp.
Music will be supplied by the band 'Elemeno' which will be followed by a disco, with local D.J. Nigel Quaid spinning the discs until the early hours. With the Bob Bowe Senior hurling championship cup on display, interest in the function is expected to be high.
Tickets costing €25 can be purchased from Aine Donohoe in Curracloe, Peggie Kelly in Screen and Colm Flanagan in Castlebridge, or from any club official.
Hollymount is the place to be on Sunday, February 1, when Shelmaliers take on 'Over the Slaney' rivals Glynn-Barntown in the semi-final of the Minor football Jim Byrne Cup competition which will start at 2.30 p.m. The team has progressed very well in this competition, having played many fine games along the way to the semi-final.
The Shelmalier club was honoured having five players on duty for the Wexford Senior hurlers in their away fixture in their Walsh Cup clash with Laois on Sunday. Joe Kelly, Benny Barron and Ciarán O'Shaughnessy started the match with Simon Donohoe and Aidan Cash on the bench. Despite their best efforts Wexford were beaten and so go out of the competition.
There was no winner of the €16,000 jackpot in the Shelmalier lotto on January 19 when the numbers drawn were 2, 3, 30 and 31. There were two match three winners and they were Paula Hearne and Stephen and Mary Doyle. This is a wonderful prize so get our tickets early to be in with a chance to win €16,000.
Our club is staging their Mud, Sweat & Tears Run on Saturday, January 31. All details are on the Facebook page taghmoncamrossmudsweatandtears, twitter @tcfunrun or e-mail email@example.com. Registration will be from 10 a.m. in Taghmon-Camross G.A.A. Centre.
Our annual medal presentation night is on Saturday, January 31, at 8.30 p.m. in the G.A.A. Complex. Anyone interested in attending, please contact Margaret (086-8369047) or Mary on (087-7632399) for tickets. This will be a great night with a meal provided and music by Freeway. Tickets are €15.
The club would like to extend sympathies to the family of Murt Walsh, the family of Paddy Winters and the family of Paddy Stafford. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.
Registration night for Coiste na nOg will take place on Friday, January 30, in the clubhouse bar from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. for all age groups Under-8 to Under-18. All new members are welcome.
Any parent wishing to register their child (six years and over) for the first time, please bring a copy of their birth certificate.
Due to insurance regulations, all players have to pay this fee before they play. Family membership is €70, students €30.
Well done to Jack Murphy who won the Under-14 county 'B' handball final. Also well done on runner-up positions to Bobby Doyle (Under-10), Conor Murphy (Under-12) and Quinton Kehoe (Under-14) who all competed in their county 'B' finals on Sunday.
The following have been selected for this year's top table after the ladies' A.G.M.: Chairperson, Suzanne Scott; Vice-Chairperson, Sarah Meyler; Secretary, Sarah Meyler; Assistant Secretary, Denise Castle; Treasurer, John Reville; P.R.O., Joeanne Roche; Registrar, Leanne McGrath; Children's Officer, Kieran Breen.
Mentors: Under-10, Joe Nacey and Richie Gaynor; Under-12, Sarah Meyler; Under-14, John Reville and Denise Castle; Under-16, John Reville and Ellen Diskin; Minor, John Reville and Ellen Diskin; Junior, tbc.
Well done to everyone and good luck in your new positions for the upcoming season.
Well done and congratulations to our former player and Clubman Martin Doran who received his Seana Ghael award for his great contribution to our club over the years. Well deserved Martin and we hope you and your family had a great night.
The camogie club's A.G.M. took place on Sunday and, after ten years in the hot-seat, Máire O'Connor stood down as Chairperson to take on a more hands-on role with the Senior team.
The elected officers for 2015 are as follows: Chairperson, Liz Cullen; Vice-Chair, Isobel Walsh; Secretary, Barbara Ryan; Assistant Secretary, Máire O'Connor; Treasurer, Jackie Dempsey; Assistant Treasurer, Michael Corcoran; P.R.O., Tracy Browne; Child Welfare, Barbara Ryan; Development Officer, Deirdre Colfer.
The club lotto draw on Sunday, January 18, yielded no winners so the grand jackpot of €15,000 rolls over to next week. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 13 and 15.
Many thanks to all the club members who bought G.A.A. National Draw tickets; they're still available for a few days more so contact any committee member to get yours now.
Training for both adult teams continues on Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8.30 a.m. in the pitch at Whiterock.
Training for the Under-6, -8 and -10s is on Thursdays at 7 p.m. indoor in the club.
Congratulations to Dean Walsh on retaining his Senior boxing title and also being named boxer of the tournament.
Bunclody Camogie club recently had its Annual General Meeting, where many important decisions were made about the club's future as well as reviewing all the things that have happened involving the club for the past year.
During this meeting a new set of positions were given to many people. These include the following: President, Noel Ryan; Vice-Presidents, George Rankin, Jack Maher, Mary Canning, Willie Corcoran, Tom Hanrick, Willie Redmond, May Rankin, Susie Kelly; Chairman, Neil O Muirí; Vice-Chairman, Gabriel Wade; Secretary, Mick Mahon; Assistant Secretary, Sarah Byrne; Treasurer, Mary Cowman; P.R.O., Rikki Morris; Child Officer, Annette Morris; Child Liaison, Neil O Muirí; Medical Officer, Ann Doyle; County Board reps., Ann Doyle and Gabriel Wade.
Managers: Under-10, Annette Morris; Under-12, Colm Kehoe; Under-14, Mick Mahon; Under-16, Joe Murphy; Under-18, Leanne Kehoe; Senior/Junior, Gabriel Wade and Bernie Mahon.
Hurler of the Year winner Richie Hogan paid a visit to Bunclody Camogie Club when he presented the Under-10 and Under-12 teams with their well-earned medals. He is pictured above with the Under-12 panel and the three trophies that they won.
The girls were delighted to have their wins acknowledged like this and cannot wait until the next season begins so that they can bring home even more trophies and medals to Bunclody.
This Friday, January 31, has twelve of our volunteer boxers taking on twelve from Craanford in the Amber Springs Hotel, with the first bout at 8 p.m. and tickets at €20 available in Noel Murphy's and from each boxer.
A different but enjoyable night is in store with all the ingredients for partisan cheering and inter-parish rivalry. Our twelve boxers have been training very, very hard since Christmas so come and support if you can.
Congratulations to Pat Cullen on his recent elevation to Coiste na Seana Ghael at a function held in Wexford. They must have lowered the age criteria to get such an honour.
There was no jackpot winner last week. There was one match three winner who gets €200. The numbers were 5, 19, 20 and 22. The jackpot now stands at €14,400 with the bonus ball or €9,600 without. The next draw is on February 2 in Noel Murphy's.
A very successful G.A.A. sports quiz was held in Buffers Alley on Thursday night with Tony Doran master of ceremonies.
Tony has spent the past few months compiling questions - some easy and some not so easy!
Quite a number of his brainteasers even had the regular quiz buffs scratching their heads for possible answers! The scoreboard, operated by Ben Martin, created great interest with competitors constantly checking their scores which were very tight until the end of the final round.
Tony, in his address, thanked everyone who came along to the clubhouse, especially the 25 teams who braved the cold weather to come from all corners of Wexford. He hopes his quiz will become an annual event. Tony also had special praise for all the business people in the Kilmuckridge/Monamolin and Gorey areas who donated door and raffle prizes, and all those who contributed in any way to making the night such a success.
His final duty was to announce the overall first- and second-placed teams: 1, Malachy, Aidan and Billy Kinsella and Pat Doran; 2, Ed Rowsome, Eddie Cullen, John Sinnott and Paul Doyle.
The door prize was won by Seamus O'Leary, Mounthoward while the following won raffle prizes: Mick Farrell, Marie Butler, Mark Kavanagh, Colm Doran and Eoin O'Meara.
Seán Óg's on Saturday, February 7, is the first venue for the Singing and Swinging Pubs competition organised by Colm Óg Doran as a fundraiser for Buffers Alley. It is expected that each of the four venues - Seán Óg's, Kilmuckridge; Lawless', Monamolin, February 14; Porter's of Killena, February 21, and finally The Crosses, Kilmuckridge, on February 28 - will be packed to the rafters and an early arrival is advised to get a good seat. The grand finale will take place in Buffers Alley in March.
Anyone interested or who knows of anyone who might like to perform, please contact Colm Óg Doran via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on 086-3308080. Whether you can sing, dance, recite or put on any party piece you will be very welcome.
It is planned that each pub will have eight to ten singers/entertainers, with each performer getting to sing two songs or perform two acts. At the end of the performances a vote will be held to see who goes through to the final, with two from each pub advancing to the big showdown to be held in the Buffers Alley complex.
Everyone that pays in on the night (€5) gets a ticket to vote with extra votes available to purchase for €2. Simply, the two performers with the most votes go through to the final. Entertainers can do solo acts or take part in groups, and if some singers would prefer a music accompaniment, this will be arranged.
The 2015 club Seana Ghael function will take place in the clubhouse on Friday, February 6. For the past number of years Buffers Alley has been recognising their own players and the occasion is eagerly awaited by these former hurlers and camogie players. Past matches, training sessions and other social events are re-lived with many of the recipients meeting up for the first time in years.
The club development draw gets under way for 2015 with a deadline of Saturday, January 31, to be included in the first draw. The yearly cost is €120 or €10 monthly. Promoters will be contacting all regular subscribers but extra people would be really appreciated.
It is important to have the first draw in early February as Model County tickets go into circulation in late February and also club membership is due to be paid before the last day of March. Contact your local promoter or the draw co-ordinators, Joe Hughes and Mary Foley.
Well done to our representatives on the Coláiste an Átha (Kilmuckridge) Junior 'C' hurling team which won the Leinster final on Friday versus Tullow Community School.
The club's newsletter is now printed and available for free in shops and the post office. Anyone who wants an e-mailed version, drop an e-mail to email@example.com
Under-10 indoor hurling training starts Wednesday, January 28, in the ball alley in Gusserane at 6.45 p.m. All are welcome.
Well done to the Minors who beat Cushinstown and now play Ballyhogue in the semi-final next Sunday.