Weekly GAA club notes
Well done to Sophie Bergin won played on the Wexford team at the mini-game at the Leinster ladies' football finals in Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow on Sunday. Hard luck to Brendan Mulligan and his Wexford Intermediate hurling colleagues in the Leinster final against Galway in Portlaoise on Wednesday.
The Seniors beat Clongeen by 2-10 to 1-11 in a challenge on Tuesday and will play Kilmore tonight (Tuesday) and Ferns St. Aidan's on Thursday at home. Their third championship game against Adamstown is in Taghmon on Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m., while the Juniors will be at home to Gusserane on Saturday, August 1, at 7.30 p.m.
The Minors continued their good form of late when they drew with Fethard (2-9 to 1-12) on Wednesday, making it a win and two draws from our last three games. They are away to Ballyhogue on Wednesday, July 22, at 7.30 p.m.
Hard luck to the Juveniles who lost to Mogue O'Rahilly's by three points in Gusserane on Monday, and well done to the Under-14s who had a good win away to St. James' on Thursday. The Under-14s are at home to Crossabeg-Ballymurn on Thursday at 7.30 p.m.
Best of luck to the Under-12 boys who are away to Monageer-Boolavogue in two games tonight (Tuesday). Well done to them on their two impressive wins at home to Glynn-Barntown on Tuesday. Hard luck to the Under-12 girls who never gave up but lost at home to a strong Blackwater team.
Well done to the Under-10 boys who gave another fine display on Friday away to Rathgarogue-Cushinstown, while the Under-9 and Under-10 boys also played two very good games against St. Anne's last week.
The winning lotto numbers on Monday were 4, 13, 14 and 16.
Date for your diary: Sunday, August 23, will see our annual fun day taking place in Páirc Charman. Activities and stalls will include wheel of fortune, duck race, pongo, bottle stall, bungy, obstacle course, cake stall etc. etc.
Monica Halligan is looking after donations for the bottle stall and all are welcome.
SIobhán Doyle is collecting prizes for the wheel of fortune, so if you have any unwanted presents or toys at home, please think of us.
Marie Duignan is looking after donations for the cake stall, so it's time to let your inner baker out.
Our annual golf classic will take place on Saturday, August 22, in Wexford Golf Club. The timesheet will be available a couple of weeks before the event. It's an open singles with an optional three-man 'yellow ball' team event. The cost is €8 for Wexford G.C. members, €15 for non-members, and €3 per person for the yellow ball competition.
Best wishes to the Under-14s who will face St. Martin's this evening (Tuesday) in the Co. semi-final in St. Patrick's Park, Enniscorthy at 7 p.m.
The Intermediates are also in action at home to Oylegate-Glenbrien in the championship at 7.30 p.m.
Well done to the Seniors who made it three wins out of three in the championship when they beat Glynn-Barntown by 3-17 to 0-2 in Hollymount on Monday.
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: www.shelmaliers.ie and follow the link; go to active.com or runireland.com
Early registration is advised and the deadline is August 7th. 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.
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The lotto jackpot of €4,900 wasn't won. Numbers drawn were 8, 24, 27, 30 and bonus 38. There was no match three winner.
The new club shop is now open for business. The shop will be open most evenings from 6.30 p.m. Club gear may be ordered/collected here, with gym membership, application forms, lotto tickets, teas, coffees, cold drinks and snacks all available!
The club extends it sympathy to the Walsh family on the recent loss of their mother, Grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Our Senior team put in a tremendous performance on Saturday away to Oulart in the semi-final of the ACHL Division 1 in beating the home team on a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-16. It's not too often we beat the Oulartmen, especially in their own backyard, so it is an extremely encouraging result.
We played our best hurling in the opening 30 minutes to lead by 1-12 to 0-9 at half-time, with Jim Berry being particularly effective in scoring 1-9. We struggled to score in the second-half with seven consecutive wides keeping our opponents in the game, but further scores from Lee Chin and Jim Berry saw us home by three points.
Our scorers were Jim Berry 1-11, Lee Chin 0-4 and Barry Goff 0-1. The other semi-final between Buffers Alley and Shelmaliers ended in a draw, so we don't know who we will face in the final yet.
Our Senior and Junior 'A' teams are due to resume their respective championships on the weekend of August 15-16.
Our Junior 'B' team is due to play its final group District fixture against Crossabeg within the next week. Check the club Twitter account for fixtures details.
Our Under-21 team is due to play Oulart in the Premier championship tonight (Tuesday) in Oulart with a 7.30 p.m. start.
Training for all adult teams continues every Monday and Wednesday in Páirc Charman at 7 p.m.
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 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 Under-12 team had a very good win over Bunclody on Saturday on a scoreline of 4-7 to 0-12, to keep up their unbeaten run this year. They are in championship action again next Saturday when they take on Monageer at 11 a.m. in Páirc Charman with both 'A' and 'B' teams. They are in action the following Tuesday again when they travel to Gorey to take on Naomh Eanna.
Our Minor hurlers are in action on Wednesday, July 29, when we host St. Martin's in Páirc Charman with a 7.30 p.m. start.
Our Under-14 hurlers are in action on Thursday, July 30, when we travel to Enniscorthy to take on the Rapparees at 7.30 p.m.
For all updated news, under-age games, fixtures, results, lotto, photos etc. with the club, check out our website at www.faytheharriers.com or follow us on Twitter (@faytheharriers) or on our Facebook account for regular updates of club activity.
Many thanks to all those who supported our mid-season barbeque and quiz night in Wexford Harbour Boat Club on Friday. It was a very enjoyable night for all those who attended and has become a regular slot in our social calendar at this stage.
Our Under-8 camogie team will play a blitz this Saturday in Grantstown at 10.30 a.m.
Our Juniors sadly had their league final hopes dashed by a one-point defeat in the semi-final on Wednesday in St. Patrick's Park versus Buffers Alley. However, they begin their championship campaign on Tuesday in Killurin v. Fethard at 7.30 p.m.
On Thursday our Under-16s play Rathnure in the final game of the championship group in Rathnure at 7.30 p.m.
Hard luck to Laura Dempsey who lined out with the Wexford Minor camogie team versus Kilkenny in the championship on Wednesday evening but they were defeated.
Well done to Juvenile camogie player Niamh Buckley who was part of the winning Wexford Under-16 ladies' football team which earned themselves an All-Ireland final spot also last Wednesday evening.
A disco for first years and up will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, July 24, from 8.30 to 11 p.m. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets (€5) are on sale in the clubhouse on Tuesday, July 21, from 6.30-7 p.m. or book your ticket after 7 p.m. on 087-7858641.
Thirty-six of our Under-7s and Under-8s made the trip of a lifetime to Croke Park last Monday where they spent a memorable day which included togging out in the dressing-rooms, running through the tunnel and playing on the hallowed pitch itself. The icing on the cake was going up the Hogan Stand steps to lift the Liam MacCarthy Cup individually!
The boys had a tremendous day and represented their club and families with pride. Thanks to the mentors for organising the event and to the parents who attended.
The Under-9 and -10 boys made up two mixed teams and played in a Thomastown hurling blitz on Saturday. It was a great experience for the boys and an enjoyable few hours hurling for everyone involved.
Thirty-six of our Under-8 boys had a big day out last week playing in Croke Park. A great day was had by all and parents were proud as punch as their boys got the experience of playing in Croke Park.
The Under-16s were defeated by St. Martin's on Monday evening in hurling.
Naomh Eanna (Gorey) didn't fulfil their Minor football fixture with our boys on Wednesday and so the boys were awarded the points.
The Minor hurlers set off for Galway on Saturday to take part in the St. Brendan's hurling club seven-a-side tournament. Having won their three preliminary games comfortably, they came up against Loughrea from Galway in the final and went on a scoring rampage to defeat their opposition and lift the cup. Well done to all involved.
Our Junior hurlers qualified for a league final with a 2-17 to 2-15 win over Bunclody on Friday.
Hard luck to Senior hurlers John Leacy and Michael O'Regan who were part of the Co. Intermediate hurling team defeated on Wednesday evening by Galway in the Leinster final.
Our Under-10 girls' footballers played two great games on Tuesday versus Shelmaliers but had their game postponed on Thursday due to rain.
The Under-12 ladies' football team played with great conviction on Friday away to Ballyhogue but Ballyhogue on balance deserved the win. Next up is Clonard at home on August 11. This will be a crunch decider for the Division 2 South group so let's get behind our team!
Our Under-14 girls' football team had a good win over Ballyhogue in Bree by 5-5 to 1-2. This was the final league match. They are now through to the Division 3 Cup semi which is due to take place in the next week.
Our Junior ladies suffered a defeat on Monday at the hands of Bannow-Ballymitty.
The Minor ladies' football semi-final scheduled to take place on Thursday in Killurin had to be postponed due to poor weather conditions. There is no new date as of yet.
The club gear ordered at the end of May was distributed on Friday. A number of gear orders were not collected and are in the club shop to be distributed next Friday, July 24, from 6.30-7 p.m. sharp from the camogie dressing-rooms.
We would ask that customers collect or arrange collection of their order on that night. Outstanding money is to be paid on collection.
Last week's lotto numbers were 9, 14, 23 and 24. There was no winner and one match three: Dermot O'Leary. This week's jackpot is €10,000.
Well done to our Intermediate hurlers who beat Askamore in the Division 2 league semi-final on Saturday, after extra-time. After a hard-fought game the scores finished level at full-time (2-16 each), and our lads pulled away in extra-time to win by 3-22 to 2-20. They will play Bunclody in the final.
Hard luck to our Junior 'B' hurlers who lost to Duffry Rovers in the Division 6 semi-final, also after extra-time. With a very young team our lads showed a fighting spirit as the sides finished 1-13 to 0-16 at full-time. However, the Duffry sneaked it by one point in the end, scoring 2-19 to our 3-15. SHELMALIERS
The Junior team qualified for both the football and hurling league finals with victories over Monageer in the football semi-final and Taghmon-Camross in the hurling semi-final.
The Junior footballers travelled to Monageer on Tuesday and came away with a victory by 2-15 to 2-9 after a hard-fought game. Liam Donnelly got the black and amber side off to an early two-point lead, and a goal by Tony Smith in the 12th minute extended his team's lead before Aaron Murphy got a second in the 20th minute to leave a half-time score of 2-9 to 0-6 in favour of the visitors.
Two quick goals by Monageer in the third quarter put only three points between the sides before the Shelmaliers rallied to leave a six-point margins at the final whistle. The team now plays the Volunteers in the league final.
The Junior hurlers travelled to Taghmon on Sunday attempting to make it a league final double and after a tremendous game won on a scoreline of 2-17 to 3-11. The home team had a great start, leading by 1-3 to 0-3 after ten minutes, however, the Shelmalier team took control of the game with seven unanswered point to lead by three points after 20 minutes, with Conor Hearne very accurate from frees.
A second goal for Taghmon shortly afterwards made a great contest of the closing ten minutes of the half, with the Shelmaliers having a 0-13 to 2-6 lead at half-time. The sides were level after five minutes of the resumption but two further points from Conor Hearne and goals from Michael Feeney and Jody Donohoe gave the Shelmaliers control, with a late Taghmon fightback failing to halt a Shelmalier victory in the end.
An hour and a half of a tremendous hurling tussle couldn't separate the Shelmalier Senior hurlers from their opponents, Buffers Alley, in the league semi-final played in Monamolin on Saturday.
When Joe Kelly fired over the equalising point in the closing minutes of extra-time the scoreboard read Shelmaliers 2-17, Buffers Alley 3-14 with the sides having to meet again in Hollymount at 7.30 p.m. on Friday to decide who will play the Faythe Harriers in the league final.
The Shelmaliers took the initiative in the first-half and they led by 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time. With some great scores from both teams, the sides were level (2-8 to 1-11) as the game entered the last ten minutes of normal play and they couldn't be separated when the referee blew for full-time with the Shelmaliers on 1-12 and Buffers Alley with 2-9.
The closeness of the contest continued in extra-time with the sides tied again at 2-14 apiece at the end of the first period. The Alley got an early goal on the resumption but the brave men of Shelmalier ensured a replay with three late points.
All roads lead to Killurin tonight (Tuesday, July 21) for the much-anticipated Under-21 hurling contest between the Shelmaliers and Glynn-Barntown which starts at 7.30 p.m. There is never much between these two sides so a great contest is expected. All members and supporters are asked to give the team your support tonight in Killurin at 7.30 p.m.
Well done to the adult hurlers who beat St. James' in the league semi-final on Saturday. The score was 1-13 to 1-12.
It was an exciting game and again, despite being a home game, there wasn't enough support. The final could be this weekend.
But team of the week goes to the Under-10 girls who won the blitz in Arklow on Saturday morning. The celebrations through Kilanerin were well deserved.
There were very good home wins also for the Under-14 and Under-18 footballers. Championship games start in August. See www.wexfordgaa.ie/fixtures.
There are under-age games every evening this week so please tell mentors if your child will not be available for any game.
Best of luck to the Under-21 club hurlers who take on the Rapparees tonight (Tuesday) in the Premier championship in Bellefield at 7.30 p.m.
To add an item to the club notes, phone 087-9770497.
Under-6 and -8 football training is on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. Under-10 football training is on Tuesday at 6.15 p.m. with a football game on Thursday, July 23, in the Shamrocks pitch, Enniscorthy, at 7 p.m.
There is an Under-16 football game against Ballygarrett this Monday, July 27, away at 7.30 p.m.
Hard luck to the Junior hurling team which was beaten by the Shels in the semi-final of the league by 2-18 to 3-11 over the weekend.
Our Minor footballers had a good win over Cushinstown by 1-18 to 2-6, and they beat the Vols by 7-10 to 2-10.
This week's fixtures are the Under-21 hurling championship away to Rathnure this Tuesday at 7.30 p.m., and the Junior 'B' hurlers are away to New Ross this Thurs at 7.30 p.m.
There was no winner of the club lotto last week. Numbers were 4, 21, 27 and 28, there were six match three winners: Brendan Doyle, Ballyhennigan; Catherine and Aoife Cullen, Moortown Great; Deirdre Kehoe, Aughfad; P. Harris, c/o AHC Vets, and Linda McDonald, Taghmon.
Next week's lotto jackpot will be €7,700.