Monday 19 August 2019

Weekly GAA club notes

Kellogg's GAA C?l Camp Hollymount
Jude Kehoe, HannahN Cullen, Ella Donnelly and Carla Dunne.
Kellogg's GAA C?l Camp Hollymount Jude Kehoe, HannahN Cullen, Ella Donnelly and Carla Dunne.


Our new association with Kelly's on the corner of King Street was marked by what we hope will be the first of many social gatherings there on Friday. A belated happy birthday to Marian Roice who was celebrating on the night.

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the bag-packing fundraiser in Tesco on Sunday.

Best of luck to the two Under-12 boys' squads who are at home to Glynn-Barntown at 7.30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).

The Minors are at home to Fethard on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m., the Under-14s are away to St. James' on Thursday at the same time, while the Juveniles are away to Mogue O'Rahilly's on Monday, also at 7.30 p.m.

Best wishes to Brendan Mulligan and his Wexford colleagues in the Leinster Intermediate hurling championship final against Galway in Portlaoise on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.

The winning numbers in the lotto on Monday were 9, 15, 20 and 27.


There was no winner of the lotto with a €4,800 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 10, 15, 17 and bonus 33. There was one match three winner: Nicky Wade.

The new club shop is now open for business. The shop will be open most evenings from 6.30 p.m. Club gear can be ordered/collected here, while gym membership, application forms, lotto tickets, teas, coffees, cold drinks and snacks are all available!

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

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. It's over-18s only, and tickets (€10) are on sale now! Tickets will be on sale from the club shop.

Well done to our brilliant Under-11 footballers on Thursday in Rathangan as they had a comfortable win over St. Anne's. The boys played some great football that impressed both sets of supporters!

St. Mary's (Rosslare) 2-15, Taghmon-Camross 0-3: There was a very convincing win for our adult footballers at home in front of a good crowd. The lads played some excellent football and could have been ahead by more at the final whistle, with the crossbar being our enemy in this game on a number of occasions.

Scorers: Lee Devereux 0-6, Shane Sinnott 1-1, Ultan Quirke 1-0, Paul Kinsella 0-3, Dara Coffey 0-2, David Murphy, Robert Butler and Conor Cafferkey 0-1 each. Well done lads!

It's a boy! Congratulations to Conor and Andrea Roche on the birth of their son, Matthew, last week, another little man for St. Mary's!


Well done to the Under-14s who recovered from a nine-point interval deficit to record a fantastic 4-9 to 3-6 win over Glynn-Barntown in the Premier championship play-off in Oylegate on Sunday. Their prize is a semi-final against St. Martin's on Tuesday, July 21, at a venue and time to be decided.

An understrength Under-16 team lost to St. Martin's by 1-16 to 0-3 in the Premier championship on Thursday.

The club continued to be well represented on inter-county teams last weekend. Deirdre McMahon (0-2) and Shauna Kelly (substitute) savoured success with the Intermediates versus Galway, while there wasn't such good fortune for Jessie Harding (0-1) with the Under-16s against Dublin, and Bridget Curran, Ciara Donohoe, Aine Lacey, Kate Kelly (0-3) and Katrina Parrock (0-1) with the Seniors against Galway.

The club is hosting a 6k fun run and walk plus a 10k road race on Sunday, August 23. Register online at any of the following: and follow the link; go to or

Early registration is advised and the deadline is August 7. Races will start at 11 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. and there will be ample car parking. Shower facilities and refreshments will be available afterwards. On-site race day registration begins at 8.30 a.m.


Don't forget that the annual mid-season barbeque and table quiz which will take place this coming Friday at 8 p.m. in Wexford Harbour Boat Club, with all proceeds going towards the Pikeman Challenge.

A table of four is €40 with a free barbeque thrown in, along with loads of door and spot prizes. All are welcome to attend, both club members and non-members, and a great night's craic is guaranteed.

Our eighth annual Pikeman Challenge takes place this year over the weekend of Friday, August 14, to Sunday, August 16. The Friday evening walk will retrace the steps of the famed Pikemen over the Three Rock Trail, finishing in Barntown Church.

The Saturday walk is the big challenge with a trek over the famed Blackstairs Way, covering the Black Rock, Mount Leinster, Scullogue Gap, Blackstairs Mountain and finishing in Glynn village, Co. Carlow.

The Sunday walk will be a relaxing family walk from Culleton's Gap around the Raven Point. Anyone interested in taking part in the whole walk or even part of it, on behalf of our club or their own club or organisation, should contact Nicky at 086-0832120.

Our annual summer camp this year takes place over the five-day period from Monday, July 27, to Friday, July 31. All our young boys and girls are encouraged to take part in the camp to improve their skill levels under our qualified coaches.

The camp will be strictly supervised at all times, thus guaranteeing an enjoyable five days for all taking part. The camp will cater for six-year-olds to 14-year-olds. The cost is only €50 per child for the full week and €40 for each subsequent child, and that includes a Faythe Harriers O'Neill's jersey at the end of the week. For booking details, please check the club's Facebook page or contact Pat on 087-2609958.

Our Senior team put in a disappointing performance in their final ACHL Division 1 fixture last week when losing to Rathnure on a scoreline of 3-19 to 2-12. Despite this defeat, we have qualified for the semi-final of the competition where we will play Oulart-The Ballagh. This game should take place within the next week, so check the Facebook and Twitter pages for details.

The Junior 'A' league game v. Gusserane and the Junior 'B' champiinship game v. Crossabeg did not go ahead at the weekend, and both fixtures should be played in the near future.

It was a good week in general for our under-age teams in championship action. Our Minor team went down to an excellent Oylegate on Tuesday on a scoreline 2-18 to 1-6. On the same night, however, our Under-12 team had an excellent victory in Gorey against Naomh Eanna on a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-4. That makes it four wins out of four for the Alan Corcoran-managed team.

Our Under-11 team also lost narrowly to the Gorey lads on the same night. Next up was our Under-14 team which scored an excellent victory over Shelmaliers in their championship on a scoreline of 5-10 to 1-2, also giving them four wins out of four in their games to date.

Our Juveniles were next up and scored a brilliant win over Glynn-Barntown in the Premier 'A' championship on a scoreline of 4-14 to 0-5, with Ryan Furlong and Conal Clancy bagging two goals each.

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.

Congrats to the Wexford Under-21 team on their magnificent achievement in winning three Leinster titles in a row. Hopefully they can go one step further than we did last year and win the All-Ireland title.

Many thanks to all those who helped us out in our bag pack in Tesco last Saturday. Your support is much appreciated.


Our Under-6, Under-7 and Under-8 camogie teams played two games each v. St. Anne's on Saturday morning in Killurin and had great wins!

In Under-10 camogie, Glynn-Barntown Blue played away to St. Anne's, and both teams were so evenly matched that the game ended in a draw.

Glynn-Barntown Green played away to St. Mary's. Despite being down at half-time, they pulled together to win the game! Well done girls!

Our Under-12 camogie team had a fantastic win over St. Martin's in Piercestown on Friday, with all girls playing their hearts out.

On Sunday our Under-14 camogie team met St. Ibar's in a play-off for a semi-final spot in the championship. While the girls had a great first-half and went into the interval with a comfortable lead, the Ibar's came back with guns blazing in the second-half to claim victory. The disappointment was soon put aside when the entire panel journeyed to Curracloe for an evening swim.

Our Junior camogie team play Buffers Alley in the league semi-final on Wednesday evening, with the time and venue TBC.

The Under-10 boys had a busy week playing in three great hurling games against Our Lady's Island, Oylegate and St. Martin's. They're now looking forward to a hurling blitz in Thomastown next Saturday.

Hard luck to our Under-16 hurlers who were beaten by Faythe Harriers on Friday.

Our Minor hurlers gave a strong performance in overcoming Naomh Eanna (Gorey) - a result which gets them back into contention for a semi-final spot in the championship.

Our Junior hurlers beat Buffers Alley by 4-17 to 3-12 in Monamolin on Friday and have now qualified for a league semi-final.

Our Senior hurlers faced the same club earlier in the week also in the league but were defeated. We wish Pádraic Weafer a speedy recovery from a hand injury sustained in that match.

Our Junior ladies' footballers are playing Bannow-Ballymitty on Monday evening while our Minor girls play in a first-ever cup county semi-final on Thursday evening in Killurin and would love some support. Time TBC.

The club half zips ordered at the beginning of June should be arriving this week and those who have ordered will receive a text when they do.

The winning numbers from Wednesday night's club lotto were 5, 18, 25 and 28.

There was no jackpot winner but three match three winners: Noreen Hickey, Ballymurphy; Carmel Keane, Davidstown, and Seán Whelan, Whitemill Road.

The next draw takes place on Wednesday, July 22, in Marty's and the jackpot stands at €10.000. The reserve jackpot is now €3,250.


Our Senior hurlers rounded off their ACHL campaign with a gutsy 0-16 to 0-14 victory over the Shelmaliers last Thursday, having trailed at half-time by 0-10 to 0-7. However, neither the hurlers nor the Senior footballers have qualified for the semi-finals and our attention now turns to football and the next round of the championship which takes place in early August.

Our Junior 'B' hurlers had a fine home win on Friday against Blackwater by 2-14 to 1-12.

Our Under-14 and -16 hurlers completed a double over Naomh Eanna of Gorey last week, the younger lads by five points at home and the Juveniles by two points on the road. The Juveniles played Glynn Barntown on Monday night, and reports from the match are on our Twitter feed (@StMartinsGAA).

Our Minor hurlers played out an exciting 3-13 each draw on Wednesday in Piercestown against Rathnure. The Under-12 footballers will take on Buffers Alley in Monamolin tonight in football; after that they will hit the road to Waterford on Saturday to take part in the Clonea Power annual blitz which our club won last year. Best of luck lads!

In camogie, our Under-12 maroon team was beaten by Glynn last week while the white team will play Rosslare tonight (Tuesday). Last Wednesday our Under-14 'B' team played Rathgarogue-Cushinstown at home in the Roinn 2 championship. Unfortunately, Cushinstown were just a bit too strong for us and they won by 2-0 to 0-1

The -14 'A' team is training hard at the moment with their sights firmly set on their Premier championship semi-final which is fixed for next Tuesday, July 21. Last Thursday, our Under-16s had a had very convincing win over St. Ibar's/Shelmalier by 1-16 to 0-3 and then one of their number, Tara Doyle, went to the Leinster Poc Fada on Saturday and came away with a fantastic fourth place finish.

Finally, the club lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, July 5, were 2, 9, 12 and 14. There was no winner of the €15,000 jackpot but we had two match three winners who get €50 each, so well done to Barbara Ryan and to Tom and Margaret Coleman.


Last week's lotto numbers were 6, 11, 13, and 16. There was no winner and four match threes: Lily Cummins, Pat Hore, Margaret Prendergast and Liz Foley. This week's jackpot is €10,000.

Our Intermediate hurlers beat Craanford in the league on Friday and are through to the semi-final. Our Junior 'B' hurlers are also through to the league semi-final.

Deepest sympathy to the Cummins family on the recent passing of Bill Cummins. Bill was a selector of our 1988 Intermediate hurling county champions. May he rest in peace.


The Shelmalier G.A.A. club would like to sincerely thank the many people who supported their field day on Sunday. A very enjoyable day was had by all present on this traditional parish day out. The club would also like to thank the many helpers who by their hard work and effort ensured the day was run very effectively.

Simon Donohoe and James Cash were outstanding on the Wexford Under-21 hurling team which had a magnificent victory over arch-rivals Kilkenny in Wexford Park on Wednesday. They now look forward to the All-Ireland semi-final next month.

While Simon enjoyed success on Wednesday night, he and his club collegues Brian Malone and Eoghan Nolan weren't as lucky on Saturday when they were part of the Wexford team which went out of the championship with defeat to Derry.

The Senior hurlers welcomed St. Martin's to Hollymount on Tuesday in the last round of the league and, after an entertaining game, St. Martin's won by a narrow margin. The Junior hurlers continued their fine run in the league when they travelled to Tara Rocks on Saturday and won by the narrowest of margins. They now look forward to the league semi-finals.


Well done to the adult hurlers who had a good win over St. Patrick's in Camolin on Thursday. The score was 3-16 to 2-13. Next up is a league semi-final.

It is great to see so many young boys and girls enjoying themselves at the Cúl Camp. Hopefully the 140 children are playing, or will all play, for the club for years to come.

There are under-age games on every night of the week now. Championships are only four weeks or so away. Every team needs more support, especially for home games.

There was no jackpot winner in the lotto draw of July 6. The numbers were 1, 2, 7 and 12. There were three match three winners. The next draw is in Noel's on July 20.


Réalt na Mara-Ballygarrett G.A.A. club would like to congratulate Cathal Dunbar and the rest of the Under-21 Wexford panel that stormed to victory against Kilkenny last week in the Bord Gais Leinster hurling final in Innovate Wexford Park, sending the Cats home well and truly with their tails between their legs.

We as a club are very proud to say the least of our own Ballygarrett clubman Cathal Dunbar and his involvement in the final. Well done Cathal and well done Wexford



Under-6 and -8 hurling training is at the earlier time of 6 p.m. Tuesday. Well done to the Under-10 team in both games last week, improving all the time.

We will have George O'Connor, All-Ireland winner with Wexford in 1996, with us at hurling training on Tuesday, July 14, at 6.15 p.m. The Under-12 footballers lost to Bunclody last week. They play Ballinastragh Gaels this Tuesday, July 14, in Kilanerin at 7.30 p.m. Training is as usual on Saturday morning in the pitch.

The Under-14 hurlers had a good win over Ballygarrett last week. The football championship is this Thursday, July 16, in Ballyroebuck against St. Mary's (Rosslare) at 7.30 p.m.

The Under-16 hurlers lost to Shamrocks last week. They play Bunclody in football at home on Monday, July 20, at 7.30 p.m.


Last Wednesday was a mighty night for Naomh Éanna. Eoin Conroy captained the county Under-21s to their third Leinster title in a row while Conor McDonald scooped the man of the match award after he racked up 1-10 (0-7 frees).

It was a proud night for the club to see two of their brightest prospects enjoy the limelight, just like another pair of Gorey men. Ben Egan and Gearóid Cullen competed in the half-time crossbar challenge. After a number of attempts, the Blackstick Farm native struck gold and managed to win the club a cheque for just over €200 with thanks to Bord Gáis Energy. All four will play in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday, August 22, against the Ulster champions.

Well done to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who defeated Geraldine O'Hanrahans to book a place in the Division 3 ACFL final on a scoreline of 2-6 to 0-7. Hard luck to the Junior hurlers who lost to Bannow-Ballymitty on Friday.

The Junior footballers will travel southwards to the same venue tonight (Tuesday) for a league semi-final. On Wednesday, the Minor footballers travel to Killurin to play Glynn-Barntown at 7.30 p.m.

The Under-12 footballers travel to Hollymount tonight (Tuesday) where they'll meet the Shelmaliers. The Under-14 footballers welcome Castletown to Gorey on Thursday for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in.

Well done to Ellen Roche and Louise Stafford who were part of the Wexford Intermediate camogie squad which defeated Galway on Saturday by nine points to seven. They now travel to Cork on Saturday for their final group game.

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.

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


A huge thank you to everyone who helped out at the golf classic in Wexford Golf Club on Friday. Richie O'Grady, Patsy Farrell, James Wallace and Willie Wallace finished in first place in the men's category, while first place in the ladies' competition went to Marie-Therese Wall, Bridget Duffin, Mary Rose Ryan and Teenie Murphy. Longest drives: Denis Lehane (men), Louise Fanning (ladies). Nearest the pin: Cathal McGurk (men), Marie-Therese Wall (ladies).

A fantastic night was held in Sheilbaggan on Saturday at the first-ever barn dance the club has run. A huge thank you to everyone who helped in setting up the venue and helped in cleaning up after the event. Running On Empty provided the music which was followed by a disco.

Well done to Shane Murphy and the Wexford Under-21 hurling team on their Leinster final win over Kilkenny in Wexford Park on Wednesday. Hard luck to Matthew O'Hanlon (hurling) and Graeme Molloy and Kevin O'Grady (football) whose championship season came to an end over the past two weekends.


Our Junior 'B' hurlers had a good win in the District championship last week, beating St. James' by 3-14 to 4-9. Our Junior hurlers were beaten by Ferns (2-10 to 0-7), but we still qualify for the league semi-final.

Our Minor hurlers had a good win away to the Shels by 5-7 to 3-9. This keeps us in with a chance of the semi-finals.

This week's fixtures: Minor football away to the Vols on Wednesday in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.; provisional fixture for Under-21 hurling v. Rathnure, away next Monday; Junior hurling league semi-final v. Shels next weekend (provisiona).

Also we wish Alan Nolan the best of luck with the Wexford Intermediate hurling team this Wednesday night in the Leinster final in Portlaoise v. Galway.

The club lotto is on this Tuesday in the Centre, when the jackpot will be €7,400, so have your tickets in at 7.30 p.m.


Our Under-10s had a great day last Saturday in Wexford Park. The weather was miserable but it didn't bother us.

We got the opportunity to give our Senior camogie players a guard of honour onto the pitch. We played a mini-game at half-time against St. Ibar's and topped the day off with a McDonald's. Thank you to Wexford camogie for inviting us in.

Players in action were: Emma Rossiter, Ava Leacy, Maura Corcoran, Mackala Mullins, Aideen Byrne, Ella Foley, Eve Cahill, Kate Dillon, Katie Whelan, Doireann Rossiter. Mentors: Colette Byrne, Linda Foley, Nicola Culleton.

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