Weekly GAA club notes
SARSFIELDS The fourth round championship fixtures have been released, with the Seniors’ crunch game against Adamstown down for decision in Bellefield on Sunday, August 7, at 7.30 p.m. gaa
The Juniors will host Gusserane at the same time on Friday, August 5.
Well done to the Juvenile boys who beat Our Lady’s Island/St. Fintan’s in Ballymore on Monday to qualify for the knockout stages. One more win in their last group game would secure a quarter-final against the fourth team in the other group.
Hard luck to the Under-12 boys who lost their two games away to Ballinastragh Gaels on Monday.
Hard luck to Eoin Roche and the Wexford Juniors on their 2-10 to 0-10 loss to Mayo in the All-Ireland semi-final in Tullamore on Saturday. Eoin played at midfield and scored a point before being forced off in the 22nd minute with an injury.
Well done to the Under-10 girls who enjoyed their blitz in Crossabeg on Saturday with games against Ballyhogue, Glynn-Barntown and the hosts.
The Slaney Gaels Juvenile and Minor girls had a very enjoyable foot golf get-together on Thursday. Hard luck to the Juveniles who lost to St. Fintan’s in Ballymore on Wednesday by 3-9 to 0-9, and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Alannah Fusciardi-Wallace who sustained an injury in the game.
The Under-12 girls also had a good week, beating Glynn-Barntown ‘B’ by 3-3 to 0-3 away on Tuesday.
Best of luck to the Minors who are due to host Rathgarogue-Cushinstown this Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in the championship.
Well done to David Gannon who won Sunday’s guess the score competition for the hurling with a 0-23 to 0-14 prediction, and to Martin Crowley who collected €76 in the Split the Pot. This week’s envelopes are now available in the shop.
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.
Our sympathy is extended to the Campbell family on the death of Dermot. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
There is an Under-12 hurling match next Tuesday, July 26, against Ballygarrett in Ballyroebuck at 7.30 p.m.
The Under-14 hurlers play Ballinastragh Gaels on Wednesday in our pitch at 7.30 p.m.
The Minor footballers play Davidstown away on Wednesday, July 27, at 7.30 p.m.
Commiserations to both the county Senior and Minor hurlers who bowed out of the championship following defeats to Waterford and Limerick respectively last Sunday. Conor McDonald and Eoin Conroy starred with the top guns while Tíarnán Doyle, Garry Molloy, Eoin Molloy, Jack Cullen and Jack Cushe featured with the Minor panel.
Ger Cushe served with the Senior management team and Billy Byrne instructed with the Minor hurlers as a selector. Hard luck to all involved.
Tonight (Tuesday) is a big night for our Under-21 hurlers. They'll open their championship campaign with a home meeting with Crossabeg-Ballymurn. Throw-in is at 7.30 p.m. All support is greatly appreciated. At the same time, the Under-12 hurlers will meet Faythe Harriers in Páirc Charman.
The adult hurlers resume championship action this weekend. On Friday night, the Juniors head to Camolin to meet Ferns for a 7.30 p.m. game while on Sunday afternoon it's the turn of the Senior hurlers who lock horns with the Rapparees at 2 p.m. at Innovate Wexford Park. Your support is desired for these cracking fixtures.
The Minor footballers travel to Killurin tomorrow (Wednesday) for a 7.30 p.m. clash with Glynn-Barntown.
Well done to the Under-10 ladies' footballers who took part in a blitz at Clonattin on Saturday morning. It was a brilliant tournament with six teams taking part including Arklow Geraldines-Ballymoney, Réalt na Mara, Kilanerin, Clonee and HWH-Bunclody. Thanks to all who helped organise the successful event.
The first marble plaque containing 25 names will be erected at the back of the stand over the coming weeks. To have your name included on a plaque and help raise much-needed funds for completion works, a contribution of €100 is desired. To become a stand patron, please phone Kevin Molloy on 085-7501947.
To add an item to the club notes, please phone 087-9770497.
On Tuesday evening, July 19, our adult hurlers had a great win over the table-toppers Ballygarrett on a score of Clonard 2-14, Ballygarrett 2-8. Everyone put in a great performance, well done guys.
Last Tuesday we also entertained Taghmon-Camross in the Under-12 hurling championship in Coolcotts. It was a brilliant match, but we didn’t get the points though. Our guys, when we have the ball, it is played directly, and when we didn’t have the sliothar, we hooked, blocked and tussled for the three thirds of the match.
We had three goalkeepers for that match, Nicky, Rory and Darragh. The rest of our team was little Flash, another Darragh, who is becoming the most improved hurler in our club; we had Clinton, centre-back or midfield, Leon, Ryan, aka captain courageous; Rory, believe it or not, who is Under-10; Taofik, Jody, Darragh and James.
Ryan is getting used to marking, as he had three of the opposition to surround him. Our next match is July 26 versus Ballyhogue in Bree at 7.30 p.m. So Gill, get your road map again.
We wish happy birthday to Kian, July 21. Barry will be out for another two weeks with his broken fingers. Adam is home from Austria, so we will see him next Tuesday.
There’s only seven more days now until our summer camp starts, with 110 children booked into enjoy a week planned with lots of hurling, football, and lots of fun games.
Congratulations to Jamie Tomkins on winning €264 in last week's Split the Pot. Seller was Shirley Murphy (mother of Zach and Bobby).
A big thank you to all who supported us this week and thank you to all our sellers. Next week’s envelopes are on sale now, and your continued support would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Our club lotto is on this Tuesday night, July 26, when the jackpot is €3,800. Please have your tickets in the Centre at 7.30 p.m.
Our Under-21 hurlers play Rapparees in the championship this Tuesday, July 26, in Taghmon at 7.30 p.m.
Our Intermediate hurlers play Marshalstown this Friday, July 29, in Patrick’s Park at 7.30 p.m. Please come out and support our teams.
Our Under-14 girls worked hard in their championship game against Féile champs Bunclody in Killurin on Thursday evening but had to settle for second place on this occasion.
Well done to Emma Sweeney, Cora Doyle, Aisling Halligan and Ger Sweeney and the Co. Under-16 camogie team on their fantastic championship win over Tipperary on Sunday by 4-10 to 3-10.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bridget (Doyle) and John Walsh who were married on Friday and celebrated a fantastic day with family and friends in the Riverside Park Hotel. We wish them health, wealth and happiness in their marriage.
Hard luck to our Under-16 hurlers who put in a great effort versus Oylegate-Glenbrien on Monday evening in Killurin but were defeated.
Our Under-10s travelled to Hollymount on Monday evening to play two great games versus Shelmaliers and Castletown. The Under-10 hurlers also played Monageer away on Friday evening but were beaten.
Both our Under-12 boys’ hurling teams played away to Shelmaliers on Tuesday evening with our hosts coming out on top. Hard luck lads!
On Thursday evening our Under-14 hurlers put in a great performance against Féile final rivals Buffers Alley in Killurin and forced a draw.
Hard luck to Ger Dempsey and the Wexford Minor hurling team which lost the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final to Limerick on Sunday.
Hard luck to Mark Fanning and the Wexford Senior hurlers, beaten in their All-Ireland hurling quarter-final on Sunday versus Waterford in Thurles.
Our Under-16 ladies’ football team travelled to Ballygarrett on Monday evening to play the host team and came away with a well-earned victory.
On Tuesday evening it was the turn of the Junior ladies’ footballers who played their quarter-final in Bellefield versus Starlights but were defeated.
Unfortunately, our Under-14 Blue team lost out to Shamrocks on Friday evening in Killurin. In what was a fiercely-contested match, the girls put in a huge effort. A big thanks to all the Under-12 girls who played, showing that the future is in good hands.
The Under-10 Green/White team also played a blitz hosted by Crossabeg-Ballymurn n Saturday where they won five out of the six games played. Great sportsmanship was shown yet again as some of the girls played with Slaney Gaels to make up numbers.
The Under-10 Blue/White team played some great football also on Saturday morning at the Shelmaliers blitz, winning two of the three matches. Well done to all!
Last week’s lotto numbers were 8, 10, 16 and 17. There was no jackpot winner. There were two lucky dips: Siobhán Cummins and Margaret Carley. The jackpot is €10,000.
Well done to our Intermediate ‘A’ footballers who beat Ballygarrett in the ACFL Division 3 final last Friday. It was a good team display from start to finish by a young team.
Our lads got off to a good start, leading by six points to one after 20 minutes. Then Conor Devereux scored a goal to push the lead out to 1-7 to 0-3 at half-time.
In the second-half we pulled away, with Robert Byrne hitting the back of the net with a fisted effort and we won by 2-13 to 1-6.
Niall Murphy accepted the cup on behalf of the team, to finish a good week for the club, when we played in three league finals and won two.
Team: Ben Turner; Martin Redmond, Oisín Foley, Matthew Sludds; Ronan Devereux (0-1 free), Conor Devereux (1-0), Seamus Carroll; Paddy Devereux, Bill Eviston; Cian Lambert, Andy Butler (0-3), Cormac O’Rourke (0-4, 3 frees); Niall Murphy (0-2, 1 free), Robert Byrne (1-1), Sam Kelly (0-1). Subs. - Eoin McDonald for S. Kelly, Mark O’Connor for N. Murphy, Barry Murphy for B. Eviston, David Kehoe (0-1) for A. Butler, Evan Kinlough for C. Lambert, Conor Gormley for C. O’Rourke, also James White, Eoin O’Connor, Conor Barlow, Conor Maddock, Pádraig Foley, Michael Eviston, Glen Murphy and Shane Whelan. Well done to the panel and their mentors.
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.
Our Junior ‘B’ team was busy in the past week with their final two ACHL Division 7 games to play. On Tuesday night, we hosted St. Patrick’s of Camolin in Páirc Charman and, inspired by a personal salvo of 2-4 from full-forward Ciarán Byrne, we won on a scoreline of 3-12 to 2-11.
That meant that victory two nights later away to the Rapparees in Bellefield would have ensured qualification for the ACHL Division 7 league final. Unfortunately, a much-changed team was unable to match the performance from the previous game and we were eventually well beaten on a scoreline of 4-17 to 2-3.
However, all is not lost, as there is a three-way tie for second place in this group, so it is likely that we will be involved in a play-off at some stage in the near future.
With Wexford’s defeat in the All-Ireland quarter-final last Sunday, all adult championships within the county kick back into action from this weekend.
Our Junior team is first in championship action when we take on St. Mary’s (Rosslare) in St. Patrick’s Park on Thursday at 7.30 p.m.. We have won our opening two games to date but this will be a tough test for the lads. A victory would guarantee qualification for the quarter-final stages.
Our Seniors are next in action when they face the onerous task of taking on Leinster champions, Oulart-The Ballagh in Bellefield on Sunday at 6 p.m. We have already lost our opening two games and are under pressure to secure some much-needed points as quickly as possible.
Our Under-21 team is due to play in the Premier championship on Tuesday, August 2, away to the winners of Rapparees/Taghmon-Camross at 7.30 p.m.
Our Junior camogie team is in championship action tomorrow (Tuesday) when we travel to Oylegate to take on the home team at 7.30 p.m.
Our Juvenile team returned to championship action on Monday night of last week and had a resounding victory away to Oulart on a scoreline of 4-21 to 0-6. The highlight of the game was the personal tally of 3-11 scored by Glen Murphy-Butler, with the other goal coming from Brian Deeny.
That victory gives us three wins and two defeats from our five championship games to date, with remaining games still to come against Glynn-Barntown and St. Martin’s.
Our Under-14 team made it five wins out of their five games to date with victory over the Shelmaliers in Páirc Charman on Thursday night last on a scoreline of 8-13 to 1-1. Again the highlight was the personal tally of full-forward Josh Sheil, who bagged an astonishing score of 6-10 for himself. We have two remaining games in the championship versus Coillte O’Rahilly’s and Naomh Eanna.
Our Under-12 ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams made the short trip to Piercestown on Tuesday night to take on St. Martin’s with mixed success. Our ‘A’ team continued their recent improved form and were very unlucky to lose by 1-8 to 0-7, while the ‘B’ team had a fantastic win on a scoreline of 7-6 to nil.
Our Under-12 team is in championship action tonight (Tuesday) when both our ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams take on Naomh Eanna in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.
Our Under-14 team take on Coillte O’Rahilly’s in the championship in Páirc Charman on Thursday also with a 7.30 p.m. start.
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.
Commiserations to Lee Chin and his Wexford Senior team colleagues on their All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Waterford last Sunday. In the end Waterford were just a little bit too good for us but it was an improved season again for the hurlers with the summer lasting far longer than had originally been predicted by some.
Commiserations also to James Henebery and his team-mates on the loss of the Wexford Minor team to Limerick. For a long time this game was in the melting pot and Wexford had plenty of chances but unfortunately just didn’t take them.
Commiserations to two of our young players, Mossy Campbell and Cormac Byrne, on the death of their grandfather and also to the Lacey family on the death of Nicky, who had previously played in goal for our Senior hurling team in the 1960s.
Our ninth annual Pikeman Challenge takes place from Friday, August 5, to Sunday, August 7. The walk will consist of three separate walks, with the Friday walk taking place over the Three Rock Trail, a leisurely walk of just over two hours. The Saturday walk is only for those with the hardened resolve to take on the Blackstairs Way for a walk over nine-hour trek, while the Sunday walk will take place from Culleton’s Gap to the Raven Point and back, again a walk of in or around two hours.
If anyone is interested in walking, we would love to hear from you. Contact Richard Murphy at 087- 6680630.
In conjunction with the Pikeman Challenge, a group of the Under-14 Mammies, who are doing part of the Pikeman Challenge for the club to raise funds for clubhouse development, are holding a coffee morning on Sunday next, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sarsfields clubhouse in Páirc Charman. Call out for coffee, cake and a chat and a good morning’s entertainment is guaranteed.
The Under-14 mammies are also holding a clothing collection in conjunction with their participation in the Pikeman Challenge. They are collecting clothes on our all-weather arena on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. and again on Sunday, July 31, at the Sarsfields clubhouse from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This group of women are working very hard to raise funds for the club and any help you can give them would be very much appreciated.