Saturday 17 August 2019

Weekly GAA Club Notes

Kellogg's GAA Cul Camp St Marys Tagoat
Ella Colgan, Hannah O'brien and Kate Sunderland with Katriona Parrock
Kellogg's GAA Cul Camp St Marys Tagoat Ella Colgan, Hannah O'brien and Kate Sunderland with Katriona Parrock


Well done to the Juvenile boys who had an excellent 1-6 to 1-5 win at home to Naomh Eanna on Monday to stay well in contention in the Premier championship. The Under-14 boys also had a very impressive 9-8 to 2-9 win on home soil on Thursday versus Crossabeg-Ballymurn.

It was a good week overall for the under-age boys' teams as the Under-12s continued on their winning ways with a brace of victories against Monageer-Boolavogue away.

Best wishes to the Seniors who will meet Adamstown in the third round of the championship in Taghmon on Friday at 7 p.m. Round four against St. Fintan's has been fixed for Monday, August 10, in Kilmore at 7.15 p.m.

The Juniors will be at home to Gusserane on Saturday, August 1, at 7.30 p.m., while they meet Horeswood away on Saturday, August 8, at 7 p.m.

Best of luck to the Under-14 girls who play Gusserane away tonight (Tuesday) in the shield semi-final at 7 p.m.

The Under-8 boys played a very entertaining game against Blackwater on Saturday and enjoyed themselves.


The adult teams had mixed fortunes last week, with the Seniors beating Glynn-Barntown by 3-17 to 0-2 while the Intermediates lost to Oylegate-Glenbrien.

Well done to the Under-16s who beat Oulart-The Ballagh by 4-8 to 0-4, and hard luck to the Under-14s who lost the county semi-final to St. Martin's on a 2-6 to 0-6 scoreline.

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.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot of €5,000. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 11, 23 and bonus 33. Match three winner was Caroline Doyle.

The new club shop is now open for business. The shop will be open in the evenings from 6 p.m. Club gear can be ordered/collected here, with gym membership, application forms, lotto tickets, teas, coffees, cold drinks and snacks all available!

What a fantastic week in Tagoat for the Cúl Camp. No fewer than 205 boys and girls from six years to 13 turned up and had a fantastic week of fun and games in Tagoat. Our very own Colm Doyle oversaw the camp run by the G.A.A. and he did a super job!

Thank you goes to each and everyone in the parish and beyond who supported our summer session on Saturday in Tagoat. A huge thank you to everyone who helped out in any way on the night or in the lead up to it. A special mention goes to Sue Shortle and Larry Morrissey for co-ordinating the event, and we are all looking forward to next year already.


Our annual summer camp takes place this week in Páirc Charman from Monday to Friday. We have over 120 children involved in the camp this year, where they will hopefully improve their skill levels over the course of the week under our qualified coaches.

Besides improving their skill levels, the main thing is that the children will have a lot of fun and get to enjoy themselves with their friends over the course of the week. On Friday each of the children will be presented with a Faythe Harriers jersey and the various skills awards will be made. All are welcome to the presentation ceremony which will take place around lunchtime on Friday.

Our Seniors have qualified for the ACHL Division 1 final against the Shelmaliers. We are still awaiting a fixture on this game but with football championship games resuming over the coming week, it could be a while before this game gets to be played.

In the meantime, training for all our adult teams continues every Monday and Wednesday in Páirc Charman at 7 p.m.

Our Under-21 team bowed out of the Premier championship on Monday when a very young side lost to a powerful Oulart team on a scoreline of 3-22 to 0-14. We battled extremely well in the first-half and the game was very much in the melting pot at half-time as we only trailed by four points on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-11.

However, two early goals from the Oulartmen in the first five minutes of the second-half killed the game off as a contest and, although our lads battled to the end, we were unable to close the deficit.

Our eighth annual Pikeman Challenge takes place this year over the weekend of Friday to Sunday, August 14 to 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 continued their winning run when beating a very talented Monageer side in Páirc Charman on Saturday morning on a scoreline of 3-5 to 0-6. Captain Jason Gordon led the way with two of the goals, with Darby Purcell getting the other one. Our Under-11s also put in a good performance against Monageer, losing by one point.

Upcoming under-age fixtures: Wednesday, July 29, Minor championship v. St. Martin's in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.; Thursday, July 30, Under-14 'A' championship v. Rapparees in Bellefield at 7.30 p.m.; Thursday, July 30, Under-14 'B' championship v. Fethard in Fethard at 7.30 p.m.; Friday, July 31, Under-10 'A' and 'B' championship v. St. Anne's in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.; Monday, August 3, Juvenile championship v. St. Martin's in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.; Tuesday, August 4, Under-12 'A' and 'B' championship v. Buffers Alley in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday, August 5, Minor championship v. Glynn-Barntown in Killurin at 7.30 p.m.


The Murrintown Piercestown Fittest Family (which will take place on October 10) was launched by Mayor Ger Carthy on Friday in St. Martin's. We already have 23 families signed up to this hugely important fundraising initiative for the club and the community, and we hope to get up to ten more families involved in the coming weeks.

Following on from the great success of last year's inaugural teenage activity camp, the second edition takes place from Tuesday, August 4, to Friday, August 7 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day).

We will have a wide range of activities including athletics, camogie, football, hurling, rounders and tennis, and the cost is only €30 per child. The camp is open to Under-14s and up, and club members are invited to bring friends from other G.A.A. clubs along.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting Máire at 087-6235064. As an added bonus, Wexford netminder Mark Fanning will be with us for the week!

Hard luck to our Under-12 hurlers who lost in extra-time to Midleton in their quarter-final at the Clonea invitational tournament. It was an heroic display by the lads and we are all very proud of them. Tonight (Tuesday) the boys host Monageer-Boolavogue also in hurling. Tomorrow the camogie Under-12s will travel to Kilrush.

Congratulations to Eoin O'Leary who has been nominated as Wexford Under-16 hurling captain and will have the honour of leading his county out at the Arrabawn tournament in August. Eoin is a fantastic half-back on the club's Juvenile team and his recognition at county level reflects on the efforts put in by him, his family and the club's coaches over the last eight years.

The camogie club will hold their fundraising clothes collection on August 8 so now's a good time to detox those wardrobes.

Finally, the club lotto numbers drawn on Sunday, July 19, were 5, 7, 18 and 23. We had no winners so the €15,000 jackpot rolls over to next week. At this stage, somebody is bound to win the big prize soon so sign up as quickly as you can!


It took over 160 minutes of outstanding hurling over two matches to separate the Senior hurlers from their opponents, Buffers Alley, in the league semi-final. These sides first met in Monamolin the previous week which failed to get a result after extra-time, so there was great excitement and anticipation among the large attendance for the second match between the sides when they met in Hollymount on Friday.

Joe Kelly and James Cash got Shelmaliers off to an early lead and when Joe got his side's first goal in the 20th minute it put them into a commanding lead. With Ciarán O'Shaughnessy and Conor Byrne adding further points, the home team led by 1-5 to 0-5 at half-time.

Joe Kelly and Conor Byrne (two) pointed early on the resumption but the Alley soon levelled matters (1-8 each) after ten minutes. They extended their lead to four points going into the final quarter.

However, the Shelmalier team showed great determination and three unanswered points in the closing minutes from Joe Kelly, Jody Donohoe and James Cash made it 1-13 each and put the match into extra-time for the second week running.

In a dramatic and exciting final 20 extra minutes of play in almost total darkness and torrential rain, there was ever only the slimmest of margins between the sides, with late points from Joe Kelly and Jody Donohoe seeing the Shelmaliers win by 1-19 to 1-17.

Shelmaliers claimed the Division 4 football league title for 2015 with a convincing 2-15 to 0-7 victory over the Volunteers in Killurin on Sunday. Derek Walsh, Tony Smith, Liam Donnelly and A.J. Lehane were on the scoreboard for the Shelmaliers before their opponents opened their account in the 12th minute.

With further points from Alan Griffith, Tony Smith, Aaron Murphy and A.J. Lehane, the Shelmaliers led by 0-11 to 0-1 at half-time. In the first minute on the resumption Derek Walsh fired to the Vols net after good play by Páraic O'Leary and James Cash, with the Volunteers coming back into the game with four unanswered points between the tenth and 15th minutes.

However, it was too little, too late with the Shelmaliers winning easily by 2-15 to 0-7 on the final whistle. Shelmalier clubperson and County Board member Ibar Murphy presented the cup to the captain, Emmet O'Leary.

The Shelmaliers took on local rivals Glynn-Barntown in the first round of the Under-21 hurling championship in Killurin on Wednesday evening, with the home team winning by 2-12 to 1-8 after a challenging match.

Conor Hearne got the Shelmaliers on the scoreboard with a point in the second minute, but Barntown soon responded with a goal and six points before Conor Hearne converted two further points for the black and amber side.

Barntown continued to dominate and they led by 2-7 to 0-6 at half-time. A goal from Liam Rockett in the tenth minute gave the Shelmaliers some hope of a recovery. However, Barntown continued to dominate and ran out winners by 2-12 to 1-8 to go through to the next round.


Well done to both Under-8 camogie teams who played a blitz in Grantstown at the weekend. The sticker team won all three group matches and a final over St. Ibar's, while the white team won two and drew one group game but won the final v. St. Martin's. Well done to all the girls who played brilliantly.

Hard luck to our Under-16 girls who were defeated by Rathnure away last week. The girls have qualified for a semi-final nonetheless.

It was not to be for our Senior camogie team who faced St. Ibar's in the championship on Monday in Hollymount. Although we only trailed by five points at the interval, the Ibar's launched all forces in the second-half to secure the win.

Our Junior camogie team were host to Fethard in the championship on Tuesday and after a hard-fought battle had to be content with a draw.

Well done to the Under-15 girls who were part of the development squad which travelled to Ennis on Sunday: Andrea Carley, Emma Sweeney, Cora Doyle, Kayleigh Furlong and Aisling Halligan, and also to our Under-13 girls who travelled to Waterford with their development squad: Emma Dempsey and Lara O'Shea.

Well done to our Minor hurlers who took on Rathnure and the elements on Sunday morning to battle to victory by two points and secure a semi-final place.

Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. club (which includes all boys and girls playing under-age as well as all adults) are running a major fundraising event this Thursday evening, July 30, and all day Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1.

We are bag packing in Dunnes Stores, Redmond Square and are looking for volunteers to give an hour or two of their time. If so can you contact Paudie on 087-6479944? Many thanks to those that have put their names forward already. We will be in touch with exact slots in the next few days.

Our Under-21 hurlers performed impressively on Tuesday in Killurin v. Shelmaliers and advance to the next stage of the championship.

The Intermediate footballers met Duffry Rovers in St. Patrick's Park on Friday and came out on top also.

Our Under-10 girls' football blue team had a great win last week against St. Martin's. Well done to all the girls, particularly for the great points scored.


Bunclody Camogie Club have been granted a share in the HWH-Bunclody G.A.A. lotto for the next draw on Monday, August 3. We would ask everyone to support in our final fundraiser of this year.

Tickets can be bought from all camogie players, committee and managers for just €2. Thank you again for your continuous support.


Under-6 and -8 hurling training is on Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. There will be no match or training this Saturday.

Under-10 hurling training is on Tuesday at 6.15 p.m. and there is a hurling game on Thursday, July 30, in Craanford pitch at 7 p.m. There is an Under-10 hurling blitz on Saturday, August 1, in Rathnure.

The Under-12 hurlers play Blackwater on Tuesday in the pitch at 7.30 p.m. The footballers had a very good win over Craanford last week.

There is Under-16 hurling against Rathnure next Monday, August 3, at home at 7.30 p.m.


Hard luck to our Under-21 hurlers who were beaten by Rathnure in the championship last week by 2-14 to 1-13. Our Junior 'B' hurlers were beaten by New Ross and now must beat Clongeen in our final game to qualify for the District semi-final. Our Junior hurlers are into the Foxe Cup final after receiving a walkover from St. James'.

This week's fixtures are: Minor hurling on Wednesday v. Oylegate at 7.30 p.m. in Taghmon. Our Intermediate footballers are out against Glynn-Barntown on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Patrick's Park, and our Junior 'B' footballers are out on Sunday v. St. James' at 12 noon in Taghmon. Please come out and support all these teams this week.

The lotto takes place this Tuesday in Grantstown when the jackpot will be €7,700. Please have your tickets in the Centre at 7.30 p.m.

The Under-8s played St. Anne's Tuesday night and both groups had a great game. The Under-10s played Davidstown-Courtnacuddy on Friday night but the game was abandoned due to the torrential rain.

The Under-12s had a great win Tuesday night against Wygram Gaels in football and play them again on Tuesday in hurling. They also play football Friday evening against Rathgarogue-Cushinstown Friday in Taghmon at 7.30 p.m.

Our Minors will play hurling against Oylegate-Glenbrien in what can only be described as a 'must-win game' in Taghmon, so good support would be greatly appreciated. This game takes place at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday at home.


Our annual fun day will be held in our pitch this Sunday, August 2, starting at 2 p.m. There will be lots to do including our feature Over-30s v. Under-30s hurling match, barbeque, skills games and many more attractions. All are welcome.

Well done to our Under-14 footballers and management for all of their efforts. Some hard-fought games were played and lots of improvements witnessed as the year went on. Keep up the good work.

There was no winner of the weekly lotto this week. Numbers drawn were 7, 11, 24 and 28. Next week's jackpot will be €5,850.

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