People GAA club notes
The adult championship draws were made on Tuesday, with the Seniors set to meet Fethard, Shelmaliers, Adamstown, St. Fintan's and St. Anne's in that order in Group A while the Juniors will also take on St. Anne's in Group A, followed by games against St. Fintan's, Gusserane, Horeswood and Duffry Rovers.
The O'Loughlin Cup Minor football game at home to Taghmon-Camross was postponed and will now take place next Sunday, January 25, at 2 p.m. The winners will be 'away' to Volunteers in the quarter-final one week later.
Training for the Under-8 boys has resumed every Thursday in St. Joseph's from 6 to 7 p.m. Any new members will be more than welcome.
Have you booked your tickets for the Wexford Has Talent semi-finals on January 24 and 31 yet? Call Whites of Wexford (05391-22311).
Best wishes to the following personnel who were elected to run the affairs of the club for 2015 at a well-attended A.G.M. in Hollymount: Patrons, Fr. Walter Forde and Fr. Denis Kelly; Presidents, Eileen O'Leary, Bessie Banville, Peggie Kelly, Seán Kelly, John Furlong, Theresa Kehoe; Chairperson, Austin Hearne; Vice-Chairperson, Kate Kelly; Secretary, Anne-Marie Whelan; Assistant Secretaries, Ciara Donohoe and Niamh Potter; Treasurer, Therese Sheil; Assistant Treasurers, Aine Lacey and Fionnuala Hearne; P.R.O., Alan Aherne; Registrars, Fionnuala Hearne (adult) and Emma Hearne (under-age); Shelmalier management committee rep., Austin Hearne; committee: Gary Potter, Sinéad Kelly, Aine Donohoe, Mairéad Potter, Trish Fielding, Mag Murphy, Mick Lanigan, John Furlong, John Kelly, Mag Kelly, Seamus O'Leary plus the various team managers.
Managers elected were: Under-8, Catherine Roche; Under-10, Emma Hearne; Under-12, Tom Tynan; Under-14, to be finalised; Under-16, John Harding; Under-18, Kate and John Kelly.
The sub-committee to make recommendations on the appointment of Senior, Intermediate and Junior 'C' managers comprises Kate Kelly, Sandy Carr, Bridget Curran, Therese Sheil, Aine Lacey, Catherine Roche and Trish Fielding.
A reminder to all of our younger members in this quiet time before the games resume: music lessons in tin whistle, flute, guitar, bodhrán, banjo, guitar, singing, button accordion and fiddle are available weekly in Hollymount for €7 per lesson, as well as band practice.
All who didn't register yet may do so on Tuesday, January 20. Adult music lessons are also available.
Call in for a chat with the organisers at the Shelmalier G.A.A. Complex on Tuesdays from 6 p.m.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to our star Under-14 defender Caitlin Carroll who turned 14 on Sunday.
ST. MARY'S (ROSSLARE)
The club lotto jackpot is €6,000. Last week's numbers were 4, 11, 18, 30 and bonus 33. Match three winners who collected €44 each were M. Roice, Peter Kavanagh and John Murray.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, sold tickets or donated prizes for our Christmas draw.
The winners were: €1,000 Monart voucher, Paud Nolan; €200 fuel voucher, Timmy O'Connor; €100, Breda Rowe; hamper, John Byrne; bottle of brandy, L. Davis; bottle of whiskey, John Grant; turkey, John Devlin; ham, Emma Roche; €25 vouchers, Hugo Malone, Paul Boggan, Colm Doyle and Paul Boggan; bottles of wine, Margaret Lambert and N. and E. Corcoran. Well done to all winners.
Membership for the coming year is now open for the club and gym.
Please contact Niall McDonnell (087-2672108) to renew or sign up.
ST. MARY'S (M'TOWN)
St. Mary's second annual Operation Transformation will begin on Friday, January 30. If you would like to participate, please contact Trevor Doocey (086-8140124) or Eddie Carty (087-6416654).
Club dinner dance tickets are now officially on sale for €30 in The Pike, Billy Kelly's and Londis, The Faythe, or from Jimmy Stafford or Gracie Carty. It will be held on Friday, February 13, in the Talbot Hotel.
Dress code is smart casual, and the ticket price includes a four-course meal and spot prize draw. Music will be provided by Divine Invention with a D.J. afterwards. This will be a great night not to be missed.
St. Mary's Intermediate championship group goes as Kilanerin 'A', Kilmore, Clongeen, St. Mary's (Rosslare) and Bannow-Ballymitty, with all games at neutral venues.
St. Mary's league group goes as Glynn-Barntown, Taghmon-Camross, Ballyhogue, HWH-Bunclody, Craanford, Ferns St. Aidans. It is yet to be confirmed who we have at home or away. The top two in the group go into a semi-final against the top two in the opposite group.
All under-age training times can be found out from Trevor Doocey on 086-8140124. All adult training times can be found out from Barry Kinsella on 087-2978233. The club is always welcoming of new players.
For any club enquiries please contact club Secretary Jimmy Stafford on 087-6971168.
For up to date news, views and pictures from the club you can like our Facebook page 'Saint Mary's Of Maudlintown GFC' or follow our Twitter account @OfficialMaudGfc.
ST. JOHN'S VOLUNTEERS
Our lotto numbers last week were 6, 19, 21 and 26. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner, Daphne Kennington. The jackpot now stands at €16,750, and the next draw is in the Wexford Arms on Sunday, January 24, at 9.15 p.m. Tickets are available on the night or from any committee member.
The Minors had a great win in the O'Loughlin Cup on Sunday, putting up a great performance against Bannow-Ballymitty.
Tickets for the annual G.A.A. draw are still available from committee members and mentors. Tickets are €10 each and the club receives all monies raised.
Training resumes this week, with adult training Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Mannix Place. Minor and Under-16 football training is Wednesday at 8 p.m. in St. Peter's College. Under-14 football training is Thursday at 7 p.m. in St. Peter's College. Under-8 training is Friday at 6 p.m. in St. Peter's College.
Dunbrody Gaels 4-5, Clonard 1-3 was the result in the O'Loughlin Cup played in Mersheen.
The damage was done in the first-half while playing into a very strong wind. The concession of three soft first-half goals gave Dunbrody Gaels the cushion that allowed them to defend in numbers during the second-half, and their lead was never in danger, especially since Clonard were very wasteful in front of the goal throughout the second-half.
Team: Cian O'Connor, Stefan Evans, Mark Kavanagh, Adam Roche, Cillian Deane, Isaac Doyle, T.J. Doyle, Stephen Walsh, Jason Brennan, Adam Baziz, Daniel Byrne (1-3), Tomme Smilie, David Murphy, John Tormey.
Our indoor training continues tonight in St. Peter's sports complex, with Under-6s and Under-8s from 6-7 p.m., Under-10s and Under-12s from 7-8 p.m., and Under-14s and Under-16s from 8-9 p.m. New members are welcome to come along any night and join in or please call Mary (087-9967925) if you need any more information.
Congratulations to Daniel Byrne on winning the Minor handball county final, a great achievement for a 16-year-old. Daniel beat Keith Armstrong from Kilmyshall, and both of these boys will now play together in the county Minor doubles. Best of luck boys.
Our annual draw is in progress at the moment and any members who have draw tickets, stubs and money, please return to Seán Dwyer this week.
It was a great honour for both the Shelmalier men, Joe Kelly and Benny Barron, to made their county Senior hurling competitive debuts in the first round of the Walsh Cup played in Gorey on Sunday, while fellow clubman Ciarán O Shaughnessy captained the Wexford side to their 1-21 to 0-15 victory over a gallant U.C.D. who came into the game in the second-half.
Both Joe and Ciarán were on the scoresheet with Joe getting his side's only goal. The team play Laois next week in Abbeyleix.
All roads lead to Hotel Curracloe on Saturday, February 7, for the Shelmalier G.A.A. club reunion. With the club's Senior hurlers having won the Bob Bowe Cup for the first time in 84 years, this promises to be a night to remember for all in the parish. The function will begin with a cheese and wine reception at 7.30 p.m., with the meal beginning at 8 p.m. sharp.
Music will be supplied by the band 'Elemeno' who will be followed by local D.J. Nigel Quaid spinning the discs until the early hours. As there is expected to be a great demand for tickets, all those who wish to attend the reunion are advised to get their tickets as soon as possible. Tickets costing €25 can be obtained from Colm Flanagan in Castlebridge, Aine Donohoe in Curracloe and Peggie Kelly in Screen.
The Minor footballers continued their recent fine form with a comprehensive 3-7 to 1-4 victory over Bunclody in the quarter-final of the Jim Byrne Cup in Bunclody on Sunday. The first-half was an evenly-fought affair with the visitors leading by 0-4 to 0-3 at half-time, while two early goals at the start of the second-half proved decisive in the Shelmaliers victory.
The team now progress to the competition semi-final which will be played shortly. Watch the local press for details.
There were no winners of the Shelmalier lotto draw of January 12, with the numbers drawn being 4, 5, 15 and 18. There was only one match three winner, Nadine Roche, who was the lucky winner of €400. The existing lotto jackpot prize is €16,000, so get your tickets in time for the draw.
Best of luck to our Junior hurlers as they travel to Ballinakill, Co. Laois to take on O'Loughlin Gaels of Kilkenny in the Leinster Junior 'B' hurling championship on Saturday, January 24, at 1 p.m.
There are places available on the bus which leaves Kilmore at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday. Please contact Richie Kavanagh or any committee member to book your place.
Many of our Coiste na nOg teams have resumed/are resuming training in our new indoor facility this week.
Under-8 (children born 2007 and 2008): contact Tony Rowe; hurling training Mondays 5.30 to 6.30 p.m.; football Wednesdays 6-7 p.m.
Under-10 (children born 2005 and 2006): contact Declan Cloney, Tommy Cousins; training Mondays 6.30 to 8 p.m., jJoint sessions hurling and football.
Under-12 (children born 2003 and 2004): contact Nick Whelan, Eoin Cooney; training Thursdays 6.30 to 8 p.m., joint sessions hurling and football.
Club membership is now payable at €30 per child (€20 for Under-6), with a maximum payable of €60 per family. There is no additional charge for use of the new indoor facilities for club members.
Clonard L.G.F.C. management committee would like to wish all our members, parents, friends and supporters a very happy new year, and we look forward to your continued support throughout 2015.
Our A.G.M. will be held in Clonard Community Centre tonight (Tuesday) at 8 p.m. sharp. We would encourage all our members and parents to attend.
As always and in order for Clonard to have a successful 2015, more help is required at under-age level especially, as last year we provided football for nine teams from Under-8s to adult. We look forward to seeing you all there.
2015 will be one of our busiest to date with the National Féile being held in Wexford. We will be hosting a team from another county, which will be a great experience for our girls and club. Training will start back for our under-age girls as soon as the new managers have been ratified at our A.G.M.
The Senior team will commence training on Sunday at 11 a.m. in Clonard. New players are always encouraged and welcome to come along and join in our training sessions.
Clonard ladies has successfully started an Operation Transformation group which goes walking every Monday at 7.30 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m. from Clonard Community Centre. Some of the group meet up and go walking in the mornings or do kettlebell circuit training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.15 to 7 p.m.
Anyone wishing to come along and join our group, please contact Suzanne at 086-6063488 or join our Clonard Ladies Operation Transformation Facebook page for daily updates.
Registration night for Coiste na nOg will take place on Friday, January 30, in the clubhouse bar from 6.30 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.
After the A.G.M. on Sunday the following have been elected : President, Tom Murphy; Vice-Presidents, Billy Davey, Frank Codd, Fr. Hayes, Fr. Jim, Fr. O'Leary, Fr. Browne, Peter Byrne, Rich Neville, Mick Molloy, Finny Campbell, Larry Fanning, Francis Cullen, Seán Cullen and Pauline Fitzharris; Chairman, Pat Cullen; Secretary, Oliver Devlin; Treasurer, James McCormack; Assistant Treasurer, Peter Ennis, P.R.O., Joeanne Roche.
Membership: adult and family €90, student €60, Under-18 €40, Under-14 €20. The deadline for this will be March 31.
Many congratulations to Mossy Waters who, after a tough year and a half away from the game due to injury, came back last weekend to play with the county hurlers. Well done also to Daithí Waters who also played in Sunday's Walsh Cup win over a U.C.D. team that featured our own Jack O'Connor.
However, it was a less successful Sunday for our Minor footballers who lost their Jim Byrne Cup quarter-final away to Glynn-Barntown.
The camogie A.G.M. takes place on Saturday, January 24, at 4 p.m. so all those with an interest are asked to attend.
We are once more selling G.A.A. National Club Draw tickets and the entire proceeds of sales will go towards the costs of running our club. Tickets are on sale this week only and some great prizes are on offer, so please be kind to the ticket sellers.
Each ticket is only €10 and, if by some fluke nobody approaches you, we will make sure to get a ticket to you ASAP.
Meanwhile, the club lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, January 11, were 8, 14, 23 and 27. While there was no winner of the overall jackpot of €15,000, Danny and Caroline Kenny did match three and they get a prize of €50.
Under-10 and Under-8 training continues this Thursday at 7 p.m. in the club. There will be a committee meeting this Thursday at 8 p.m.
G.A.A. national draw tickets are still on sale for €10.
The club would like to wish Dean Walsh the best of luck in the national Senior boxing final this Friday night.