Sunday 18 August 2019

Weekly GAA Club Notes



Unfortunately, our quest for a Senior championship title ended prematurely on the last evening of July as we went down to Adamstown by 2-9 to 0-13 in our third group game in Taghmon.

However, we have a huge game coming up as we will take on St. Fintan's in Kilmore on Monday at 7.15 p.m. in a game we must win to avoid a relegation play-off. Please do your best to come along and support the team.

On a brighter note, well done to the Juniors who made it two wins from three outings when they beat Gusserane by 2-8 to 1-9 at home on Saturday. They will be aiming to nail down a knockout place on Saturday when they travel to play Horeswood at 7 p.m.

The Juvenile boys are awaiting a fixture for their play-off against Starlights after Mogue O'Rahilly's were drawn out of the hat to go directly into the semi-finals on Friday. Whoever wins will meet St. Martin's in the penultimate round.

Good luck to our Under-14 boys who will travel to play Blackwater on Thursday at 7.30 p.m.

Hard luck to the Juvenile girls who lost to Bunclody at home on Thursday, and best wishes to Holly Hynes for a speedy recovery from the injury which she sustained in the game. Hard luck also to the Under-14 girls who went down to home team Gusserane in the semi-final of the shield.


Our Under-16 camogie team play Rathnure in the semi-final on Tuesday evening, with the time and venue TBC.

Congratulations to Under-16 camogie star Niamh Buckley who was midfield for the Wexford ladies' football team which won the All-Ireland 'C' final last Wednesday in Clane versus Leitrim.

Our Under-10 boys travel to Rathnure on Saturday to take part in a hurling blitz.

Our Under-12 'A' team was defeated by the narrowest of margins by the Shelmaliers last week while the 'B' team had the upper hand versus the Shelmaliers 'B' team.

Hard luck to our Under-14 hurling team which put in a great effort versus Shelmaliers on Thursday but were beaten in the end.

Our Under-16 footballers defeated Ballinastragh Gaels comfortably on Monday in Killurin.

Our Under-21 hurlers received a walkover from Fethard for last Tuesday's game and so advance to the semi-final versus Rapparees in Killurin tonight (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m.

Well done to our Intermediate footballers on their recent league final win over Duffry Rovers.

Our Under-10 green girls' football team played Crossabeg-Ballymurn in Killurin on Wednesday where both teams put in super displays, but our girls finished stronger.

Hard luck to our Under-14 ladies' football team which was defeated by Clonee in the Co. semi-final on Tuesday despite a strong second-half comeback .

Our Under-16 ladies' football team was beaten by Blackwater away on Thursday by four points.

Well done to our Junior ladies' football team which beat Crossabeg-Ballymurn on Tuesday at home.

Thank you to all who gave up their time to take part in bag-packing over the Bank holiday weekend in Dunnes Stores. It was a worthwhile and vital money-raiser for the club.


There was no winner of the €5,100 lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 5, 6, 16, 21 and bonus 35, and there was no match three winner either.

Sunday, July 26, practice match: St. Mary's Intermediate footballers 3-15, Horeswood Senior footballers 1-14. Scorers: Tiarnan Rossiter 2-6, Lee Devereux 0-5, Robert Butler 1-0, Shane Sinnott 0-2, Andrew Murphy and David Murphy 0-1 each.

Monday, July 27, Under-14 football, St. Joseph's 4-7, St. Mary's 2-7. Scorers: Cian Byrne 2-1, Reece De La Cour 0-3, Rian Stafford, James Newport and Cuba 0-1 each.

Monday, July 27, Under-16 football, Kilross Gaels 4-7, Monageer-Boolavogue 4-4.

Tuesday, July 28, Under-12 hurling, Our Lady's Island 2-7, St. Mary's 2-3.

Fixtures: August 8, Lodgewood Engineering Intermediate football championship Group B round four, St. Mary's v. Bannow-Ballymitty in Killurin at 5.30 p.m.

Dates for your diary: August 14, primary school children's disco in the Complex in Tagoat.

August 20, the I.B.T.S. is back in Tagoat and will host its fourth clinic. Please come out and donate a unit of blood; it just might save a life!

August 21, St. Mary's G.A.A. annual golf classic in Rosslare Golf Club.

Full details of all events will be available next week.


Congratulations to all involved in our extremely successful summer camp which took place from Monday to Friday last week. We had 130 children attending, both boys and girls, aged from five up to 14 years of age.

We were blessed with the weather and all the children involved had a very enjoyable time, improving their hurling skills and making loads of new friends in the meantime. Many thanks to all involved in the organisation of this event, especially our Coiste Secretary Pat Henebery, Chairman Seán Murphy, Paula Walsh and Dee Wilde who looked after the registration and the organisation of awards and photos.

Thanks to all our coaches: Larry O'Gorman, Kerdoc Murphy, Brian Walsh, Nicky Keeling, Leonie Ennis, Ciarán Kirwan, Shane Wilde, Dean Walsh, Cathal Kirwan, Danny Walsh, Fiach Crowley, Seán Banville, James Henebery, Shane Hall, Daniel Lynch, Ashling Halligan, Lauren Murphy, Laura Murphy, Louise Wilde and Lara Keeling.

Many thanks to Deise great John Mullane who was the surprise guest of honour on Friday and made the skills presentations to the winners before getting photographed with the children. We also had other visitors during the week when Sam Maguire, Liam MacCarthy and Bob O'Keeffe all paid a visit and every child got an individual photo taken with the cups, which was presented to them on Friday. Many thanks to all our kind sponsors, including Boggan's and Sam McCauley's. Bring on next year and we are already looking to a bigger camp in 2016.

Adult championships are just around the corner and our Seniors resume their campaign on Friday, August 14, when we play county champions Shelmaliers in Wexford Park at 7.30 p.m. We have two wins from our three games to date and need another win to guarantee our place in the quarter-finals. This game will also double up as the All-County Hurling League Division 1 final for the Pat Murphy Memorial Cup, so a very competitive game is guaranteed.

Our Junior team also play the Shelmaliers in the fourth round of their championship on Saturday, August 15, in Wexford Park. We have won three from three to date and will be looking to maintain our unbeaten record.

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

Our eighth annual Pikeman Challenge takes place the weekend after next. The walk will actually commence a day early this year when we start the Three Rock Trail Walk on Thursday, August 13. This is to facilitate those attending the Senior championship and ACHL Division 1 final on the Friday night.

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.

We are hoping to get as many club members, parents and players involved in the Sunday walk, which 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 Minor team put in a brave performance on Wednesday against a very good St. Martin's side before going down by 0-22 to 1-8 in the end. We trailed by only a point at half-time and had a number of goal-scoring chances early in the second-half but unfortunately didn't take them. We have one final game left in the championship now.

Our Under-12s had a disastrous opening against the Rapparees in Bellefield last Thursday and trailed just before half-time by 4-1 to 0-1. We improved considerably in the second-half and a Ben Hynes goal kept us right in the hunt.

The final score was 4-5 to 1-9. Hopefully we will get a chance for revenge against the Rapps boys later in the season.

Under-age fixtures: 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.

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.


On Saturday, July 25, the Wexford Camogie County Board held an Under-8 blitz in Bannow-Ballymitty G.A.A. club.

Twrnty-four teams took part in a fantastic, well-run event. Gusserane was well represented by an enthusiastic and hard-working team of Lucy Purcell, Leah Kent, Niamh Byrne, Courtney Whelan, Amy Symes, Caoilainn Scott, Abbey Power, Eva Kent, Annie Mai Codd, Holly O'Loughlin and Emma Jenkins (pictured).

A big thank you to all the parents, families and friends for their great support. The girls played brilliantly and a great day was had by all.


Hard luck to the Intermediate footballers who were beaten by Glynn-Barntown (1-9 to 0-8) on Saturday. Their next game is next Saturday at 7 p.m. in Pat's Park versus Craanford in a must-win game.

Our Minor hurling team had a great win against Oylegate on Wednesday by 2-14 to 2-10. Their next and final league game is this Wednesday night away to St. Martin's. They must win to qualify for the semi-final. We need all your support for these games to cheer on the lads.

Well done to Shane Doyle from our club who was on the Co. Wexford Under-17 shinty team which played Scotland last week.

The lotto jackpot wasn't won last week. The two match three winners were Claire O'Gorman, Poulpeasty, and Michael Wallace, Tír na nOg. The jackpot next week will be €8,000.


Numbers drawn in the last lotto were 9, 15, 17 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and two shared the match three numbers, winning €100 each. Well done Michael Wallace. The next jackpot is a massive €8,000.

We had great wins all around last week in championship matches. The ladies' football squad won well over Gusserane, the Junior men's football team took the points from Fethard, and the Intermediate football team finished strong against St. Mary's (Maudlintown) with a two-point advantage.

The camogie team went down badly to Marshalstown in the league final on Sunday week.

The Intermediate football team takes on St. Mary's (Rosslare) this weekend in Killurin.

There is a Coiste na nOg meeting on Tuesday at 9 p.m.

The Cúl Camp went well despite the weather! Thanks and well done to all the children who participated. All the gear looks well.


There is Under-6 hurling training Tuesday at 6.30 p.m. and an Under-8 hurling match against Clonee at 7 p.m. in Ballyroebuck pitch.

There is Under-10 football training Tuesday at 6.15 p.m. and our own football blitz on Saturday at 11 a.m. sharp.

The Under-12 hurlers lost to Blackwater last week. They play Marshalstown in hurling this week in their final group game. It is on Tuesday in the pitch at 7.30 p.m.

Well done to the Under-16 footballers who beat Ballygarrett last week. There is an Under-16 hurling match against Ballinastragh Gaels next Monday, August 10, in Tara Rocks at 7.30 p.m.


Well done to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who ensured their status as group leaders with a win over St. Joseph's on Sunday. Next up, they face local rivals Ballygarrett next Sunday. They'll meet at Monamolin at 7 p.m.

Huge congratulations to the Naomh Eanna charity cycle campaign, which raised over €40,000 for five worthy causes and the club's development fund. They cycled from Malin Head to Gorey town and arrived on the Main Street on Sunday afternoon. Well done to all involved and who knows where their bikes will take them next year.

Well done also to Brian Hooper who claimed a bronze medal in badminton at the Special Olympics last week in the United States.

The Junior 'B' footballers opened their championship campaign with a win at home over Clonee. They now travel to Camolin to play St. Patrick's on Friday at 7.30 p.m.

Tonight (Tuesday), the Under-12 'A' and 'B' teams travel to Monageer for 7.30 p.m. throw-ins.

The Minor hurlers are in action tomorrow (Wednesday) as they welcome Rathnure to Clonattin. That game commences at 7.30 p.m.

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