Tuesday 23 January 2018

Weekly GAA club notes

At Centra's Live Well hurling initiative on Wexford Park on Saturday were a group from Shelmaliers
At Centra's Live Well hurling initiative on Wexford Park on Saturday were a group from Shelmaliers

SARSFIELDS Warm congratulations to the Faythe Harriers Under-14 hurlers on their magnificent All-Ireland Féile success in Tipperary over the weekend.

The team was backboned by many of our own members, and we were thrilled to see them perform with such distinction and do their club, town and county proud.

Congratulations also to Ciara Bridges and Aisling Halligan on winning Leinster Under-16 football championship medals with Wexford when they beat Longford by 2-13 to 4-6 in the ‘C’ decider in Stradbally on Saturday.

Best wishes to Eoin Roche who has been selected at midfield on the Wexford Junior football team to face Louth in the Leinster championship final in Dowdallshill tonight (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m.

Best of luck to our Juvenile boys who are at home to St. Mary’s (Maudlintown) in the championship on Monday at 7.30 p.m.

Hard luck to the Seniors who lost at home to Shelmaliers by 2-13 to 0-8 in the league on Sunday.

Well done to the Slaney Gaels Under-14 team which beat Glynn-Barntown ‘B’ by 2-4 to 1-5 in Páirc Charman on Thursday, and to the Under-10 boys who played Geraldine O’Hanrahans at home on Friday.

A reminder of our Coiste na nOg training nights in Páirc Charman: Baby Butters (boys and girls aged four to six), Wednesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-7 and Under-8 boys and girls, Wednesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 boys, Tuesdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 girls, Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 boys, Thursdays, 6.45 to 8 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 girls, Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

In relation to the above, please note that training this Wednesday will be at the earlier time of 6 to 7 p.m. to give people time to get home for the Ireland v. Italy game at 8 p.m.


There will be an Under-14 hurling game against Carnew in Ballyroebuck on Thursday, June 23, at 7.30 p.m.

Congratulations to the Rackard League hurling and camogie teams on winning the double on Wednesday in Wexford Park.


Last week’s lotto numbers were 8, 9, 13 and 20. There was no jackpot winner. There was one match three: Margaret Murphy. The jackpot is €10,000.

Our Intermediate hurlers beat the Shamrocks in the league last week by 3-11 to 0-13.

Our Junior ‘B’ hurlers beat Oylegate in the league last week by 5-14 to 1-9. They play Blackwater in the championship on Friday at 7.30 p.m. in Ballymurn.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the formation of Crossabeg-Ballymurn G.A.A. club. We hope to mark this occasion in the coming months.

We are currently trying to put together photographs and other memories from 1966 to 2016. If you have any old photos, other memorabilia or have any other details on the formation of the club, please contact a committee member.


Congratulations to the Faythe Harriers on winning the All-Ireland Féile na nGael on Sunday, and we wish them the best in the future. Wexford abú.

Well done to Clonard G.A.A. club who hosted school participation days, and absolutely brilliant two days of fun activities at Clonard pitch. We had over one thousand children taking part from both our local schools, Scoil Mhuire and Kennedy Park.

A big thank you to all the volunteer coaches, and all the teachers who brought the children over to the pitch. Well done all.

We hope all the children enjoyed the day out and we will see you all at training and our summer camp.

Our Under-10 footballers played St. Fintan’s on Wednesday, June 15, in Ballymore, and St. Joseph’s on Friday, June 17, and on both evenings put in great performances. Well done boys and girls.

We were hosts of St. Mary’s (Maudlintown) in the Under-12 football championship on Tuesday, June 14. Our boys and a lassie played out of their skins throughout the hour, but we were beaten on the post.

In goal we had Adam, and the backs were Kian, Darragh 1, Clinton, Danial and Leon. At midfield we had the dynamo, Ryan, and Darragh 2. In the forwards, we had Telfic, Nicky, Barry, James, Rory and Jody.

The start of the match was delayed by ten minutes, not by the crowds, but we had a problem with the netting of one of our goals. With brevity, somebody started to sing the Fisherman’s Blues, but not as good as Mike Scott.

The first five minutes Clonard won every ball from midfield through Ryan, who was dictating the play as he has the skill, left or right foot, size and speed. The Mary’s boys tried to prevent our dominance in that area and they put two players to mark Ryan, but of no avail.

The selectors of the opposition even shook hands with Ryan, which was very sporting indeed, as both teams lined up to shake hands. Clinton was very good too as were Leon, Rory and Jody.

Captain of the next match is Ryan, which will be versus Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in iomaint.

Congratulations to Colm Browne (adult player) on winning €220 in last week's Split the Pot. The seller was Colm Browne.

A big thank you to all who supported us, and thank you to all our sellers. Next week’s envelopes are on sale now, and your continued support would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks to all who have supported recent club fundraising events for the Senior hurlers and Under-14 Féile lads especially.

We wish the very best of luck to our Under-14 Féile footballers who travel to west Kerry for the All-Ireland tournament this weekend. On Friday evening, they are due to face Clonmel Commercials and An Ghaeltacht at Gallaras, while they face their hosts Castlegregory on Saturday morning. For score updates, follow @NaomhEannaGAA.

Well done to the Junior hurlers who defeated Tara Rocks in the league on Friday by 2-14 to 0-12, which marks the second win of their league campaign. Two first-half goals from John 'Sprong' O'Brien and some good free-taking from Michael 'Spud' Murphy resulted in a half-time lead of 2-4 to 0-9.

Gorey were aided by the wind in the second-half. Goalkeeper Darragh Hughes scored three long-range frees, one of which was taken just outside his own 20-metre line. Frees from Murphy and his namesake Ross extended Gorey's lead.

It was a good, fair game, and an excellent and deserved result, according to our reporter, Kevin Morris.

Team: Darragh Hughes; John Stafford, Simon Doran, Dan Sunderland; Ross Murphy, Michael Bernie, Kenneth Byrne; John Doyle, John O' Brien; Eoin Harris, Niall Kirwan, Dara McDonald; Eoin McGuckin, Fionn Doyle, Alan Mc Partlan. Subs. - Michael Murphy for McPartlan, McPartlan for Harris.

Hard luck to the Senior hurlers who lost to Glenealy in a practice match by two points on Sunday morning. They'll travel to Cloughbawn for a league duel on Friday with an 8 p.m. throw-in.

Tonight (Tuesday), the Under-12 hurlers welcome the Shelmaliers for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in. Also tonight at 8 p.m., the second string football squad clash with the Starlights in a league meeting.

The Junior hurlers welcome Davidstown-Courtnacuddy for a league game on Saturday at 8 p.m.

To add an item to the club notes, please phone 087-9770497.


The lotto jackpot wasn’t won last week. The winning numbers were 14, 17, 19 and 24. There were two match three winners: David Foley, Cloghulitagh, and Rita Nolan, Hayestown. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,200.

Good luck to Ian Carty who is on the Wexford Junior football team this Tuesday night in the Leinster final versus Louth.

The G.A.A. club is running a 24-hour walk benefit night for Johnny Waters. It’s on Friday, July 1, starting at 8 p.m. until Saturday at 8 p.m. at the walking track in the centre. There is no cost, but there will be a donation bucket on the night. There will be a barbeque on the Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. The event is open to everybody that wants to walk for an hour.


Well done to our Under-14 Green camogie team which defeated St. Martin’s in Piercestown on Tuesday in the championship - good preparation for their Féile runners-up blitz on Saturday where they had a great day in Dublin.

Having defeated Kilmacud Crokes by 3-3 to 3-1 in their opening group game, they went on to beat Ballinora from Cork by 2-4 to 0-6. This put the girls into the semi-final in the afternoon.

Their opponents were Carnmore of Galway and unfortunately the girls bowed out at this stage on a scoreline of 1-3 to 0-1 having played very well. They can hold their heads high for representing club and county so well (Ballinora - defeated by our girls in the group stages- went on to win the final).

Thanks to all the dedicated mentors and to the parents who were on hand to support. Thanks to the camogie club for its contribution towards bus and refreshments on the homeward journey. Congratulations to the Glynn-Barntown contingent - midfielder Emma Walsh, panellist Aoife Sheil and trainer Alan Stafford - on the Wexford Senior camogie win over Limerick in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the All-Ireland championship. They face Offaly in Birr next weekend and we wish them all the best in that game.

On Sunday morning our Under-6 boys travelled to Rathgarogue-Cushinstown G.A.A. club to take part in a blitz. The children played three great games and were delighted with their medals. Thanks to the very patient and committed mentors and parents who supported the team and also to the hosts, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown, for their hospitality.

Our Under-9 and Under-10 footballers played a game each on Friday evening in Killurin against two Duffry Rovers outfits. Both club teams worked hard and were committed in their play.

Our Under-12 Green boys’ football team defeated  Shelmaliers by 4-5 to 1-6 in Killurin on Tuesday evening, while the Blue team was on the losing end versus a second Shelmaliers team.

Our Under-14 boys’ footballers suffered a loss at the hands of the Shelmaliers on Thursday evening. The same boys travelled to Tipperary on Saturday to take part in the Féile hurling runners-up blitz and, having won one game and lost one, they needed to win their final group game in order to qualify for a semi-final.

Unfortunately, they were beaten in the last game by a strong first division team from Cork - St. Finbarr’s. Hard luck boys but well done for representing club and county with pride.

Thanks to all the mentors who continue to work so hard with the lads, and the parents who came along to support. Thanks to the club for its contribution towards the bus and refreshments.

Hard luck to the Rackard League hurlers from Barntown N.S. who lost their county final on Wednesday evening in Innovate Wexford Park to Kilrush by a mere two points. The boys were five points down at the interval and this slipped to an eight-point gap midway through the second-half, but two well-taken goals closed this gap considerably.

However, time unfortunately ran out before they could seal the clincher and Kilrush lifted the cup. The Barntown boys must be commended for their never say die attitude and the great achievement in reaching the final.

Our Junior hurlers played Kilmore on Tuesday evening away but were unfortunately beaten.

Our Senior footballers travelled to Castletown on Friday evening to play the home side in the ACFL but suffered defeat on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-9.

The club lotto numbers drawn on Wednesday, June 15, were 10, 26, 27 and 30. There was no jackpot winner. There were two match three winners: Eunan Doyle/Tony Butler and Jim McGovern.

The next draw is in Declan's on Wednesday, June 29. The jackpot remains at €10,000 while the reserve jackpot is now €8,000.

Our Under-14 ladies’ Blue football team lost out to Slaney Gaels by two points on Thursday evening. In a tough match our girls could have been more clinical in the first-half when they were on top.

Slaney Gaels stormed ahead in the second-half until Amy Berry scored the goal of the year so far to produce a very tight finish. Well done to all.

On Friday evening it was the turn of the Junior ladies’ footballers who took on Crossabeg-Ballymurn in Killurin. Unfortunately, luck was not on their side on this occasion and the visitors came away with a comfortable win.

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