Friday 23 August 2019

Weekly GAA club notes

Bunclody-Kilmyshall, winners of the Allianz Rackard League Roinn A Camogie final
Bunclody-Kilmyshall, winners of the Allianz Rackard League Roinn A Camogie final

News from around the GAA clubs


Well done to the Seniors who had a very impressive 0-20 to 1-7 win over Gusserane in round five of the All-County League in Páirc Charman on Friday. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Jason Murphy who sustained an ankle injury just before half-time.

Team: Adam Doyle; Brendan Mulligan, Michael Hanrahan (capt.), Con O Donnagáin; Stephen Cummins, David Mooney, David Gannon; Eoin Roche, Lee Walker (0-4, 2 frees); John Bridges, Paul Murphy (0-5, 1 '45, 1 free), Seán O Corcora; Philip Cullen (0-5, 3 frees), Shane Wilde (0-6), Jason Murphy. Sub. - Colin Bent for J. Murphy, inj.

Unfortunately, the Juniors had to concede a walkover to Volunteers on Saturday due to a combination of holidays, exams, work and injuries. They lost to Clonard by 4-12 to 1-12 in their second town league game in Coolcotts on Tuesday.

Well done to the Under-11s who played a very entertaining draw with Gusserane in the St. Anne's tournament in Páirc Charman on Saturday, and to the Under-8s who played two very enjoyable games against Starlights. Hard luck to the Under-14 boys who lost away to Starlights on Thursday.

Our Under-6s are back up and running, with new players welcome every Wednesday in Páirc Charman from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

Well done to both Under-12 squads who played Naomh Eanna on Tuesday, with the Under-12s drawing while the Under-11s forged a victory. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Under-12 Luke Murphy who was in hospital recently.

The club held a very successful breakfast morning on Sunday to raise funds for the Féile. Many thanks to all those who were busy in the kitchen and to all who attended.

Thanks also to the volunteers who were involved in the clean-up of the grounds on Saturday to ensure everything is in readiness for the Féile weekend.

Best of luck to our club teams who have games over the coming days. Both Under-12 boys' squads are away to St. Martin's tonight (Tuesday) while the Under-14 girls are facing Blackwater away.

The Minor girls are due to travel to Bannow-Ballymitty on Saturday at 7.30 p.m., while the Under-14 boys host Shamrocks at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday and the Juvenile boys are at home to St. Martin's on Monday at the same time.

Our Féile group fixtures for the boys are: Friday, June 26, Páirc Charman - 5 p.m. v. Clann Eireann of Armagh and 5.45 p.m. v. Myshall of Carlow; Saturday, June 27, Páirc Charman - 11 a.m. v. Castlebar Mitchels of Mayo. On Friday the games between Myshall and Castlebar Mitchels (5 p.m.) and Clann Eireann and Castlebar Mitchels (5.45 p.m.) will also take place in Páirc Charman.

The girls' group fixtures are: Friday, June 26, Tomnahely - 5.15 p.m. v. Walterstown of Meath and 6 p.m. v. Castletown; Saturday, June 27, Páirc Charman - 11 a.m. v. Gaultier of Waterford.

The numbers drawn in the lotto on Monday were 6, 9, 16 and 25.

We are asking all parents who shop in SuperValu to think of us in their new 'Kits for Kids' offer, with full details available in the participating stores.


Congratulations to the Rackard League camogie team and their mentors on a wonderful victory over Ferns in the Roinn 'B' county final in Innovate Wexford Park on Monday by 5-3 to 1-4. This was a great achievement, and we wish the boys the very best of luck in their quest for the double this Wednesday evening at the same venue.

he new black and amber gear is available to buy from Anne-Marie Kelly (087-2419712) or Therese Sheil (086-3712224). The prices are as follows: under-age skort, €15 with free socks; adult skort, €20 with free socks; anyone who brings in €50 on their sponsorship card for the camogathon will receive €5 off the price of their skort.


The club lotto jackpot is €4,400. Last week's numbers were 6, 28, 30, 32 and bonus 33. The club shop will be open on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m. for anyone wishing to purchase hurls, helmets, grips, club gear or place orders. June special offer for children: club jersey, club socks and shorts, €55.

Just a quick reminder that booking for this year's Cúl Camp is now open online. This year it will be from July 20 to 24 in Tagoat and it really is a great week of fun.

This year children get a back pack, a jersey and a half zip training top! Book online at

Our Under-14 boys were beaten by Bunclody in Tagoat. The management on both sides decided to play one half hurling and one half football and it worked very well, however the result slightly favoured the visitors.

Our Under-14 footballers beat Bannow-Ballymitty in Tagoat. Our Under-12 hurlers were beaten by St. Anne's in Rathangan and our Under-10 hurlers were beaten by Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in Cushinstown.

Our Under-8s have been selected again this year to take part in the Go Games blitz in Croke Park. We are fixed to play Donaghmore-Ashbourne on Monday, July 13, at 4 p.m. Best of luck boys!

Under-14 football Féile fixtures: Division 9, Friday, June 26, Tagoat, 5 p.m., St. Mary's v. San Francisco; 6 p.m., St. Mary's v. Kilmore; Saturday, June 27, Tagoat, 11 a.m., St. Mary's v. Philadelphia; Saturday, June 27, Piercestown, quarter-finals, Shield at 3 p.m. and Cup at 4.30 p.m.; Sunday, June 28, Ballinakill, semi-finals, Shield at 10 a.m. and Cup at 11.30 a.m.; Sunday, June 28, Ballinakill, finals, Shield at 2 p.m. and Cup at 2 p.m.

Our sister club, St. Mary's Camogie Club, are running a clothes collection at the complex from now until September 1. If you are having a clear out we would love if you would consider giving your unwanted items to the ladies.

The bags of clothes will be weighed and the money raised will go directly back into the camogie club for their players. The clothes will then be re-cycled.

Date for your diary: July 18, St. Mary's (Rosslare) will hold their first summer event, 'summer session', at the Complex in Tagoat. With bands, a D.J., barbeque and much more, it's an evening you won't want to miss. Over-18s only. Tickets (€10) are on sale now! Tickets will be on sale from the club shop every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.


The Under-12 fooballers play Tuesday against the Shamrocks in round three in Blackwater at 7.30 p.m.

Our Junior 'B' hurlers play on Tuesday against St. Anne's in Blackwater at 7.30 p.m. Our Junior 'B' hurlers also play on Saturday against Monageer in Blackwater at 3 p.m.

The Under-10 footballers play on Friday against the Starlights in Blackwater at 7.30 p.m. in round four.

Our Under-8 footballers (two teams) play on Saturday against Adamstown in Blackwater at 11 a.m.

The Juvenile footballers play Réalt na Mara on Monday in round five of the championship in Ballygarrett at 7.30 p.m.

The Féile hurling campaign begins this weekend. This is a proud moment for the club as our lads travel to Buncrana, Donegal to represent the county on Friday. The bus leaves the bridge at 7.a.m. sharp Friday morning.

Round one v. Mount Sion (Waterford), 4 p.m. on Friday; round two v. St. Eunan's (Donegal), 5.30 p.m. on Friday; round three v. Buncrana (Donegal), 11 a.m. on Saturday. Best of luck to all travelling and safe journey.

For up to date news, views or pictures please like the club Facebook page, 'St Brigids Blackwater GAA Club', follow the club on Twitter @Blackwatergaa or visit our website:

Can all team managers etc. please avail of our online pitch booking system on our website to avoid confusion with pitch availability? Users can only book training/matches two weeks in advance. If you do not need the full pitch please do not book it.

Hard luck to the Under-14 camogie team which lost out to a strong Craanford side on Wednesday. Their next match is at home to Buffers Alley on June 22 (6.30 p.m.). Well done to the Under-12s who had a great win over Bannow-Ballymitty on Friday.

The Intermediate team play their first championship match on Tuesday, June 23, away to St. Ibar's. Please come out to support the girls.


A very busy week lies ahead. The Under-12 footballers play Crossabeg-Ballymurn in Páirc Charman at 7 p.m. and the adult footballers play St. Joseph's at Páirc Charman at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

There will be Under-6 to Under-13 skills and drills, fun Games on Wednesday from 6 to 7.15 p.m. On Thursday the Under-14 footballers play Shelmaliers away at 7.30 p.m.

On Friday the Under-10 footballers play St. Joseph's (away) and the adult hurlers play St. Fintan's (away) at 8 p.m.

There was no lotto winner last week. The numbers were 2, 3, 10, 17 and the jackpot is €18,000. Lotto tickets can be bought from all committee members and are also available from local pubs in which the draw takes place. The next draw is in Dixie Barrett's on The Quay on Sunday, June 21.


Our Under-8 camogie team play in Piercestown on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. and would love some support!

Well done to our Under-10 green camogie team which played St. Anne's on Tuesday evening.

Our Under-14 camogie girls had a fantastic game versus Oulart-The Ballagh on Monday but were beaten by two points in the end with great performances all round.

There was a big thumbs up from the Senior ladies for breakfast after training on Sunday morning. Thanks to Betty and Angela for organising this.

The Under-5 and Under-6 hurling and football academy for boys and girls continues every Saturday at the hurling wall from 10.30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.

Our Under-8 footballers played host to Adamstown on Saturday and there was great skill on show from both sides.

Our Under-12 football teams were out versus Starlights (both green and blue teams) and recorded well-earned wins.

On Thursday our Under-14s played versus St. Martin's in football and earned a draw.

Well done to Cian Turner, our Under-12 goalie, who took the gold medal at the Co. Community Games Under-12 long puck final on Saturday and also to Darragh Carley who won the silver medal.

Our Intermediate football team played Friday evening versus Clongeen in the league but lost by two points on a final score of 3-10 to 1-14.

Hard luck to Rob Tierney and Michael O'Regan who were part of the Co. Senior football team which was defeated by Westmeath on Sunday in the Leinster championship quarter-final by 1-21 to 0-15.

Well done to Lara O'Shea who represented Glynn-Barntown and Wexford in the All-Ireland Féile Peil skills competition on Saturday in Portlaoise.

After a break for state exams the championship kicks on this week with our Minor ladies' footballers playing St. Fintan's on Thursday evening.

On the weekend beginning Friday, June 27, Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. and ladies' football clubs will be hosting two teams from Galway and Westmeath for the Féile Peil. A great weekend is expected and everyone is welcome down to the clubhouse on Saturday, June 28, for a night of music and entertainment with our guest players and their families.

Could all the boys and girls return their Bob a Job cards to their team managers asap? Reminder: there is a top prize for the boy or girl that worked the hardest!

On Saturday our Féile boys and girls took part in a unique stationary cycling event in Selskar to raise money for Féile. Thanks to all who took part or supported the event.

Next Saturday night, June 20, the Féile 'Stars in their Eyes' event takes place in The Sycamore House (Declan's), Killurin at 9 p.m. With an exciting line-up including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and The Proclaimers, it promises to be a great night's entertainment.

Tickets are available from the Féile players and mentors, Paddy Harmon's shop in Glynn, The Sycamore House

(Declan's) and Pauline Barron on 087-9029080.


Last week's lotto numbers were 5, 8, 19 and 29. There was no winner. Match threes: Jim Roche, Denis Hayes and Jim+M+S+R. This week's jackpot is €10,000.

Our Intermediate footballers lost to St. Joseph's last Friday in the league while our Junior 'B' footballers lost to St. James', also in the league.

Hard luck to the Rackard League hurlers who lost to Piercestown in the county semi-final last week.

The All-Ireland Féile Peil takes place in Wexford, Wicklow and Carlow from June 26-28. Crossabeg-Ballymurn G.A.A. club will be hosting the Under-14 team from Enniskillen Gaels in Co. Fermanagh that weekend. Preparations are well under way and everybody is looking forward to what should be an enjoyable weekend.


Hard luck to Ciarán Lyng and Jamie Carty on their county football defeat but we hope that good home support can help in their qualifier game against Down. Best of luck to Daithí, Mossy, Willie and Jack as they prepare for the county hurling clash with Kilkenny next weekend.

Our Senior footballers lost heavily away to Kilanerin in round five of the ACFL last Friday and they have one more game left in the league. However, next up is round five of the hurling and they play Oulart-The Ballagh on Thursday, June 25, at 7.30 p.m. at home.

There was better news for our Junior footballers who had a comprehensive win against Duffry Rovers though it's probably not enough to secure a semi-final spot. Best wishes to Phelim O'Connor who sustained a knee injury in that game.

Our Under-14 'B' camogie team played Glynn-Barntown's 'B' team in the championship on Saturday in Glynn. The girls battled hard and came away with a deserving win in the end with a scoreline of two goals to Glynn's one point.

All the girls are putting in a huge effort at training and will travel to Borrisoleigh in Tipperary on Saturday for their Premier Féile day. Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for updates! The girls would like to thank everyone for supporting their fundraising cake sale on Sunday which was a great success.

Our Under-12 footballers will be hosting Sarsfields this evening, Tuesday, at 7.30 p.m. and our lads, especially those in the Gaelscoil, would like to wish Luke Murphy (classmate and Sars man) a quick recovery from his leg injury. They may be rivals on the field but are all great pals off it!

Please note we're in the final week of the tennis summer league so all results should be sent to Catherine Berney.

Finally, the club lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, June 7, were 1, 12, 17 and 20 and there was no winner of the grand jackpot of €15,000. Benny and Jackie Ennis did match three so they get €50.


The Shelmalier G.A.A. club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the late Fr. Walter Forde who sadly passed away last week. The club was very honoured in having Fr. Forde as our President and he was very proud of the tradition and the role that the G.A.A. played in each and every parish in this country.

He was also a great supporter of the club and its various activities in the parish. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

The Senior footballers welcomed St. James' (Ramsgrange) to Hollymount on Thursday in the fourth round of the league and after a very entertaining and challenging match the Shelmaliers came out on top on a final scoreline of 3-11 to 1-12.

The Shelmaliers dominated the first 15 minutes with Derek Walsh leading the way with a total of 2-2 in the first-half. Other first-half scores came from Páraic O'Leary, Terry Gainfort, Neal Rossiter and Liam Donnelly, with the Shelmaliers leading by 2-6 to 0-3 at half-time.

The Shelmaliers started the second-half as they finished the first with Derek Walsh, Liam Donnelly and Páraic O'Leary again on the scoreboard. Ramsgrange started a revival in the closing 15 minutes but couldn't overcome the stronger Shelmalier team.

Preparations are at an advanced stage in the club in the hosting of the Féile Peil competition in Hollymount on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. The Shelmalier club will be hosting Emo from Laois for the duration of the competition.

In order to defer some of the costs of the event, a table quiz will be hosted by Shelmalier Coiste na nOg and Shelmaliers ladies' football club on June 19 in Freddie's Bar, Screen. The quiz starts at 8.30 p.m. and your quiz master will be Gerry Forde of South East Radio fame. A table of four is only €20. Support would be much appreciated.

The club was honoured in having three players on the Wexford Senior football team which was so unlucky in going down to Westmeath in Mullingar on Sunday. Wing-back Brian Malone, centre -back Simon Donohoe and corner-forward Eoghan Nolan gave outstanding performances in the match. The team now play Down in the losers' group in two weeks' time.

The Shelmalier club would like to wish all our boys and girls the best of luck in their upcoming Rackard League finals in Wexford Park. It takes great effort to reach a Rackard League final and it's every national schools player's desire to win a Rackard League medal before they move on to second level education.

Our sincere thanks to all the teachers in the three local national schools for their continued efforts in promoting Gaelic games in our schools.


There was no winner in the club lotto on June 8. The numbers were 8, 14, 22 and 24. The next draw for €5,200 takes place in Noel's on June 22.

Both adult football teams had games last Friday. See for results.

The adult hurlers are playing Buffers Alley on Sunday, June 21, in Kilanerin at 6.30 p.m., just after the field day activities.

The Wexford Supporters' Club is holding a golf club classic on Thursday, June 25, in Courtown Golf Club. If interested, contact Des Croke on 086-2944249.

This year's Cúl Camp is being held from July 6-10. The new format is being organised by Wexford coaching. Register online at or on that morning.

Under-age boys' games this week are: Under-8 football, Saturday, June 20, in Craanford at 11 a.m.; Under-10 football, Friday, June 19, in Kilanerin v. Gorey at 7 p.m.; Under-12 football, Tuesday, June 16, in Kilanerin v. Ballygarrett at 7.30 p.m.; Under-14 football, Thursday, June 18, in Horeswood; Under-16 football in Kilanerin, Monday, June 22, v. Gorey at 7.30 p.m.

Then it's all systems go for the Féile weekend, starting Friday, June 26.


Under-6 and -8 football training is on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m.

Under-10 hurling training is on Tuesday at 6.15 p.m. There is football against Marshalstown at home on Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m., and a hurling game on Sunday, June 28, at 11 a.m. in Clara, Kilkenny on the way to the Wexford v. Kilkenny game.

The Under-12 footballers play Bunclody in Bunclody on Tuesday, June 16, at 7.30 p.m. The hurlers play in the Duffy Rovers tournament on Saturday, June 20.

There is an Under-14 football match away to Ballygarrett on Thursday, June 18, at 7.30 p.m.

There is an Under-16 football match against Castletown away on Monday, June 22, at 7.30 p.m.


The GAA Kelloggs Cúl Camps for boys and girls will take place in Buffers Alley from August 10-14 this year. This is a great opportunity for the under-age who will have fun in addition to learning new skills.

It is important to book early to allow preparations to be put in place in advance for coaches etc. Bookings may be done online at

The Senior hurlers travelled to Portlaoise on Sunday for a challenge game versus the local team. This was part of an action-packed day to celebrate the official opening of the Portlaoise G.A.A. grounds which was performed by the Leinster Council Chairman, John Horan, with a massive crowd in attendance. A good entertaining game took place with Buffers Alley coming out on top in the end.

This evening (Tuesday, June 16) the boys from the two feeder schools in our club (Kilmuckridge and Monamolin) will be competing in the Rackard League Roinn 'C' hurling final. The 'B' team is playing at the St. Anne's pitch v. Rathangan at 5 p.m.

Following on the 'A' team play their final versus the boys from Ramsgrange at 7.45 p.m. If you have a few hours to spare, come along to support the boys, their teachers and mentors on this special occasion.

Our under-age are busy this week with a number of games scheduled both home and away. Our Under-12 football boys are away to Naomh Éanna tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7.30 p.m. On Thursday our Under-14 footballers are away to St. Martin's at 7.30 p.m.

The Under-10 footballers are away to Duffry Rovers on Friday at 7 p.m. while the Under-8 boys play Naomh Éanna at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Monamolin.

A reminder to everyone that the June Club Development Draw will take place in the clubhouse on Thursday, June 25, at 10 p.m. There is still time for new subscribers to join the draw which costs €10 per month. Contact any of the club members or Joe Hughes or Mary Foley.

The June Model County Draw takes place on Tuesday, June 23, and there is still a chance to join up for €10 with the usual attractive prizes on offer - car, vouchers, cash, etc. Be In to win.

The fifth round of the adult hurling league is back in action with our first and third teams away to Cloughbawn on Friday. The Junior team play at 6.45 p.m. followed by the Seniors at 8 p.m. On Saturday the second team is away to Ballyfad at 6 p.m.

This year the annual Shedfest will take place in Buffers Alley on Saturday, July 11. We will have two stages to cater for every taste in music. Our headline act is Wexford's own Corner Boy. Corner Boy are one of the hottest live acts on the circuit at the moment with their distinctive Americana folk style.

Their hits include 'Morning, Morning', 'Untie the Noose' and 'Move to Paris'. The Cosmic Funk Band hail from Cork with a set that goes from the '60s to Pharrell Williams and everything in between with a funk soul disco extravaganza. This eight-piece band is new to the Shedfest and is sure to be a big hit.

Gorey rockers 5 Dollar Shakes have a great local following and will belt out all the latest hits in their energetic live show. Local musician Robbie Breen will get the crowd in the mood with his popular contemporary set.

The Shedfest has become a firm favourite and is fast becoming the largest indoor music festival in Wexford. Along with the fantastic music line-up we will have a D.J. until late, fabulous barbeque, late bar and an all-night taxi rank to ensure you will get home at the end of the night. Mick Stamp Taxi and buses will be operating this and will be running a taxi service to and from the Shedfest.

All this for €20, and there's more if you buy a ticket before July 11 as you will be entitled to a complimentary drink before 11 p.m. Also if you buy ten tickets before July 1 you will get one free.

This is our way of saying a big thank you to all of you who have made the Shedfest such a spectacular success over the last five years. Tickets are now on sale from all club members.


Best of luck to county Senior hurling panel members Conor McDonald and Eoin Conroy as well as team selector Ger Cushe who take on Kilkenny on Sunday in Nowlan Park at 3.30 p.m. Fab O'Brien and Tony Molloy are organising a supporters' bus.

The Under-16s' bus admission is €10 while the fare for bus travel for adults is €10. Phone 087-2351950 for more information.

There is a monster metal campaign under way in aid of the Naomh Éanna development fund and cancer charities. Ger Redmond is looking for your scrap metal to raise money for these two groups. Call Ger on 087-2814304 to find out more.

Thanks to all who supported the charity race night on Friday, and to Liam Spratt for obliging as master of ceremonies.

The Under-12 'A' and 'B' football teams welcome Buffers Alley for matches at 7.30 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday). On Thursday at 7.30 p.m., the Under-14 footballers travel to St. Martin's for a championship clash.

The Junior hurlers meet St. Mary's, Rosslare in a league clash on Saturday at 6 p.m. at home. The Under-16 footballers play Ballinastragh Gaels in Gorey on Monday at 7.30 p.m.

At the end of this month, the club will serve as a host venue for the Gaelic football Féile. On Friday, June 26, we will welcome Bray Emmets, New York and our main guests, Athenry from Co. Galway. We are still trying to source accommodation for all players so please phone Tony on 087-2351950 if you can help out.

The Under-12 hurlers travel to Killurin to play Glynn-Barntown tonight (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. Also tonight, the Intermediate hurlers welcome Oylegate-Glenbrien for a league clash, which throws in at 8 p.m. The Under-10s head to Duffry Rovers on Friday for a 7 p.m. throw-in.

To add any piece to the club notes, phone 087-9770497.


Hard luck to Kevin O'Grady and Graeme Molloy and the rest of the Wexford Senior football team on their defeat to Westmeath on Sunday. It is great to see Graeme back from all his injury problems.

Best of luck to Matthew O'Hanlon and the Wexford Senior hurlers in their Leinster semi-final on Sunday against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park. The Senior footballers lost out to Shelmaliers on Friday evening by five points in the league while our Junior footballers were very impressive in their comfortable win at home against Crossabeg-Ballymurn.

A reminder of both our big fundraising events in the coming weeks: July 10, golf classic in Wexford Golf Club, to book a tee-time contact Noel Holohan (086-8658093), and the following evening on July 11 there will be a barn dance, and we encourage all our club members to come out and support both of these events please.


Congratulations to our Under-10s who had a great victory in the final of the Caulfield hurling league on Sunday morning in New Ross. It was a terrific performance against a very determined St. Mullins of Carlow.

All players played their part in this victory. From the start until the final whistle the Taghmon players never gave up and really showed great potential.

This will be great encouragement for these children for the rest of the year, showing that when you put the effort in it really does pay off! Well done to all.

The Under-8s had a football match Saturday morning in Taghmon and are away next Saturday to Gusserane.

The Under-12s have a Football match in Taghmon v. Horeswood on Tuesday at 7.30 p.m.

Our Intermediate football team lost out to St. Mary's in the league last Friday by 1-10 to 1-9. Our Junior hurling team play Tara Rocks this Friday in the league at 8 p.m. in Taghmon.

The club lotto is on this Tuesday in the Centre when the jackpot will be €6,800. Please have your tickets in at 8 p.m.

The final Model County Development Draw is on next week. Please have your tickets and money in with Eleanor before Friday at the latest.

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