Weekly GAA club notes
SARSFIELDS Best wishes to our two adult teams in championship action this weekend, both against St. Martin’s.
The most important game involves the Juniors as they will make sure of a quarter-final place if they win in Piercestown on Friday at 7 p.m.
Unfortunately, the Senior in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday at the same time is a dead rubber as we cannot qualify regardless of the result, and will finish fifth in the group for a second year running.
Hard luck to the Slaney Gaels Minors who lost their shield final to Glynn-Barntown in Páirc Charman on Sunday by 7-8 to 3-6. This was the debut final appearance of the new amalgamation, and we hope it will be the first of many.
Hard luck also to the Under-12 girls who lost their play-off away to Davidstown-Courtnacuddy on Friday by 1-4 to 0-3, with the home side’s winning goal arriving near the end of a close contest.
Many thanks to everyone who supported two club fundraisers over the weekend, namely the car wash organised by the Under-14 girls, and the annual golf classic hosted by Wexford Golf Club.
We wish the Under-14 girls the very best of luck in their county final against Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in St. Patrick’s Park at 6.15 p.m. on Thursday, August 18.
Well done to the Under-10 boys who had a very entertaining game against Rathgarogue-Cushinstown on Friday.
The Under-14 boys tasted defeat away to Ballinastragh Gaels on Thursday but still finish third in their group, and this means that they will take on the second team in the other group in the knockout stages.
The Under-12 boys did very well to record a double of ‘A’ and ‘B’ wins at home to Buffers Alley on Thursday. It was a busy week for them as they met Naomh Eanna away on Tuesday, with the ‘A’ squad winning and their ‘B’ counterparts losing.
The Minors made sure of top spot in their group and remain unbeaten after a runaway victory over Ballyhogue on Wednesday, so they will be at home in the quarter-final.
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.
The winning lotto numbers on Monday, August 15, were 8, 12, 28 and 30. There was no jackpot winner, and next week’s top prize is €7,800.
Best wishes to all of our members receiving their Leaving Certificate results tomorrow.
The Under-12 hurling semi-final against Ballinastragh Gaels is in Kilanerin on Wednesday, August 17, at 7.15 p.m.
There is Under-16 hurling against Ballinastragh Gaels in Ballyroebuck this Thursday, August 18, at 7.30 p.m.
The Minor hurling semi-final against Davidstown is this Tuesday, August 16, away at 7.30 p.m.
The very best of luck to all club members who collect their Leaving Certificate results tomorrow (Wednesday).
Well done to the Senior hurlers who banked a place in the championship quarter-finals following a 1-15 to 1-12 victory over St. Anne's. They now face St. Martin's in the final round.
Scorers: Pádraig Doyle (0-7), Conor McDonald (0-5), Aodhán Doyle (1-0), William Cullen (0-1), Gearóid Cullen (0-1), Eoin Conroy (0-1).
Improvement work will be carried out on the club grounds at Páirc Uí Síocháin every Saturday until the end of September between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Work will involve painting and general maintenance. If you can volunteer, please phone 087-9770497.
Congratulations to the Minor footballers who enjoyed a two-point win over table-toppers St. Martin's in their championship clash last Wednesday. The full-time score was 1-12 to 1-10. They now travel to the Shelmaliers in search of a final-round win next Monday at 7.30 p.m.
Hard luck to the Junior hurlers who lost to St. Mary's Rosslare in championship last Friday night.
Team: Jack Cushe; Pat Cullen, John Stafford, Eoin Harris; Daniel Sunderland, Simon Doran (capt.), Ross Murphy (0-1 free); Kenneth Byrne, Seamus O'Donnell; Eoin McGuckin, Fionn Doyle, David Kennedy (0-5); John O'Brien, Michael Murphy (0-4, 3 frees), Dillon Kenny. Subs. - Luke Willoughby for Harris, Cillian Donohue for Doran.
Commiserations to the Under-21 hurlers who met defeat in their championship semi-final with St. Martin's last week.
Team: Jack Cushe; Seamus O'Donnell, Eoin Molloy, Daniel Sunderland; David Kennedy (0-1), Gary Molloy, Jack Cullen (0-1); Aodhán Doyle (2-0), Kevin Harrington (0-1); Darragh Hughes (0-1), Gearóid Cullen (0-1), Michael Molloy; Ross Murphy, Conor McDonald (capt., 1-3, 0-1 65'), Charlie McGuckin (0-1). Subs. - Shane Stokes for M. Molloy, Eoin McGuckin for C. McGuckin, Eoin Harris for Murphy, Evan Dwyer for Hughes, Dillon Kenny for Doyle.
Best of luck to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who take on Duffry Rovers this Sunday in Ferns at 12 noon as they bid to steal the top spot from the table-toppers in the final round.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the Under-12 hurlers travel to Oulart-The Ballagh for a shield quarter-final at 7.15 p.m.
Best wishes to the Under-16 hurlers who head to Oulart-The Ballagh on Thursday in a bid to defeat the side at the bottom of the league table. Throw-in is at 7.15 p.m.
Well done to the Under-8 camogie team which won the final of their blitz in Monageer. The girls had a great morning of games and played brilliantly. It was a great occasion with 28 teams competing. Their coaches include Aisling O'Dwyer, Liam Flynn, Claire Lawlor and Stephanie Flynn.
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Our adult hurlers played Crossabeg-Ballymurn on Friday and after a very entertaining game lost by a small margin. Everyone put in a good performance.
Our adult footballers play St. John’s Volunteers on Friday, August 19, in the championship in Coolcotts at 7 p.m.
Last Tuesday, August 9, the Under-12s assembled in Coolcotts to drive to Clongeen. We knew that our football team was decimated with holidays, absentees etc.
Anyway, we put up a good fight but we were outfoxed by the Clongeen lads who scored one goal and three points in the last five minutes, which won the game.
Our lads and lassie were heartbroken as they had led all through the match. Anyway they will learn; it is only Under-12, not an All-Ireland final.
We also welcome Barry back to the team as he had recovered from broken fingers recently. Ryan was captain fantastic again, Jody and the Kid is relishing her new position as wing-back, while Adam was brilliant as our full-back.
Taofik and James were our wing-forwards, while Jake scored a goal on his debut at full-forward. Little Flash had his moments as did Darragh, Nicky and Clinton.
Our thanks to the lone parent who drove to the game with her daughter. Our next match as a deviation, Wednesday, August 17, in Coolcotts at 7.30 p.m.
The club would like wish our ladies’ footballers the very best of luck in the Intermediate county final on Sunday in Taghmon at 4 p.m. against St. Martin's.
Congratulations to Finn Dwyer on winning €318 in last week's Split The Pot. The seller was Orlaith Hore’s shop, Belvedere Road.
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.
It was a bad weekend for our two hurling teams, with our Junior ‘B’ team beaten by New Ross and our Intermediate team beaten by St. James’.
However, we still have good chance of qualifying with one game to play against Our Lady’s Island in two weeks’ time.
Next weekend it’s the final round of the football. We play Kilanerin on Saturday, August 20, in Monageer at 5.30 p.m., and our Junior ‘B’ team play Bannow on Sunday, August 21, at 6.30 p.m.
Our lotto jackpot wasn’t won last week. The winning numbers were 9, 17, 20 and 31. There were three match three winners: Richard O’Grady, Ramsgrange; Jack Dunne, Ramsgrange, and Becky Cashin, Taghmon.
The next lotto jackpot will be €4,400 and the draw will be on Tuesday, August 23, in the clubhouse.
Last week’s lotto numbers were 6, 22, 24 and 27. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dips: Anne Doyle and Shane Walker. The jackpot is €10,000.
Our Junior ‘B’ footballers received a walkover from St. Joseph’s last week.
Our Junior ‘B’ hurlers beat Clonard on Friday. Playing with a strong wind in the first-half, we led by 2-10 to 1-2 at half-time.
Despite the efforts of Clonard in the second-half, our lads worked hard against a strong gale and won by 4-12 to 3-4.
Team: Noel Scallan; Stephen Dempsey, Paul Larrissy, David Scallan; Michael Doyle, Paul Roche, Michael Eviston (0-2); Martin Redmond (0-1), Eoin O’Connor (0-1); Darragh Cummins, Liam Kehoe (1-3, 0-3 frees), Dylan Ring (0-3); Colm Jackman, Emmett Kehoe (0-1), Luke Redmond (1-1). Subs. - Daithí Redmond for D. Scallan, James Grannell for Roche, Kevin Sludds (1-0) for E. Kehoe, Glen Murphy (1-0) for Jackman, Shane Conroy for Ring, Conor Barlow, Shane Whelan and James Kehoe.
Our Intermediate hurlers beat Blackwater in the championship on Saturday, while our Under-16 hurlers beat Moguegeen Gaels last week and are into the Roinn 2 semi-final.
Our Intermediate footballers play Davidstown in the championship on Sunday, August 21, at 1.30 p.m. in Bree.
Hard luck to our Junior camogie team which was defeated by Marshalstown in the championship on Tuesday which ended their season for 2016.
Well done to our Under-8 camogie players who showed great skill and determination in their blitz in Monageer on Sunday morning.
Another great win was recorded by the Under-10 White camogie team on Wednesday at home against St. Martin's. The girls showed great skill and determination and never gave up when St. Martin's put on the pressure. Well played girls, you were all brilliant.
Our Under-16 camogie team put up a massive fight in their final group game versus St. Ibar’s/Shelmalier on Thursday. Needing a win to stay in the championship, the team threw everything they had at the opposition but the final result was a draw.
Huge credit is due to the panel of girls who gave the supporters such a thrilling game and wore their blue and green jerseys with great pride in 2016.
A busload of club supporters travelled to Thurles to watch club girl Emma Walsh and the Wexford Senior camogie team which took on the reigning All-Ireland champions, Cork, in Semple Stadium on Saturday. Clubman Alan Stafford was team trainer.
The supporters were treated to a superb display of camogie that ended in a draw at full-time, but unfortunately a gap opened between the teams and Wexford were defeated by 0-19 to 0-15.
The Glynn-Barntown Camogie Club disco for first years and upwards will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday, August 18, from 8.30 to 11 p.m. Please note the date change!
Tickets at €5 each are on sale by texting the usual number (maximum of four tickets per sale).
Our Under-16 hurlers were unfortunately beaten by Faythe Harriers in Páirc Charman on Monday evening in the championship.
Well done to our Under-12 football team which defeated St. Martin’s in the championship in Piercestown, and hard luck to our Under-11s who lost their game to St. Martin’s the same evening.
Hard luck to the Minor footballers who were defeated by Bunclody away on Wednesday. The boys worked hard and had patches of dominance but on this occasion were not as polished in their finishing as they can be. The final score was Bunclody 2-10, Glynn-Barntown 0-10.
A total of 22 of our Under-12 hurlers travelled north last weekend to participate in the North Antrim blitz where they played four games against O’Loughlin Gaels of Kilkenny and three Co. development squads, defeating the Kilkenny side and a Derry selection and giving Antrim Glens and North Antrim a rattle. They enjoyed a great experience and have received an invitation back for next year.
Our Under-9 and Under-10 boys played St. Martin’s in football on Friday evening in Killurin and put up two great performances.
On Saturday the same boys headed off to Monamolin to take part in the Buffers Alley Under-10 hurling blitz where they played four games and won two. Well done boys.
Our Under-7 and Under-8 boys had Go Games matches versus Rathgarogue-Cushinstown on Friday in Cushinstown. Every single one of our players put in a massive performance - well done to all the boys.
Save the date Sunday, August 28, as Glynn-Barntown Coiste na nÓg, camogie and ladies’ football clubs will hold a monster blitz which will involve players from Under-6 to Under-14.
Our Under-21 hurlers engineered an incredible 24-point turnaround in their championship quarter-final replay against Oulart-The Ballagh. Following a dismal first-half which yielded only four points for Glynn-Barntown (Matthew Joyce 0-3, Pádraic Weafer 0-1) and 1-12 for our opposition, the boys injected serious pride and passion into their game in the second-half.
With goals from David Clarke (penalty), Rowan White, Kevin Mahoney (2-0) and Frankie Hynes, and six points from Pádraic Weafer (0-2), Aaron Kehoe (0-1), Matthew Joyce (0-1) Matt Doyle (0-1) and Kevin Mahoney (0-1), Glynn-Barntown took undisputed control of the encounter.
With only a one-point reply from Oulart-The Ballagh, our lads took victory and booked a semi-final spot against Faythe Harriers. The final score was 5-14 to 1-13.
Our Senior hurlers came up against the Shelmaliers in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday and earned a vital two championship points from a six-point win with scores coming from Craig Doyle (0-2), Michael Doyle (0-4), John Leacy (0-6), Gary Moore (0-2) and Matthew Joyce (0-1).
The Glynn-Barntown men led by two points at half-time with the benefit of a strong breeze and kicked on in the second-half to increase their lead and take the victory.
On Sunday in Killurin the Junior hurlers went head to head with Kilmore in the championship but were unfortunately defeated by 0-16 to 1-8.
The winning club lotto numbers on Wednesday, August 10, were 6, 13, 15 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and seven match three winners: Alan Stafford, John Earle, David Durack, Jack Curran, Eileen Maher, Nicola Rossiter, Eamon and Clare, c/o Mary Jo's.
The jackpot remains at €10,000 and the reserve jackpot is now €8,800. The next draw is on Wednesday, August 24, in Mary Jo's, Barntown.
Well done to the Under-8 ladies’ football team which played Taghmon away on Wednesday. There was an excellent tur-out and super skills and determination shown by all who played. A huge well done to every one of them.
It was celebration time for our Minor ladies’ football team which won their Division 3 shield final, defeating Slaney Gaels on Sunday in Páirc Charman. The girls put in a great performance with plenty of well-worked scores and deserve great credit. Well done to mentors Nigel Morrissey and Nigel Usher.
The Senior hurlers took on near neighbours Glynn-Barntown in the fourth round of the championship on Saturday in Wexford Park and after an exciting match the Glynn men won on a scoreline of 0-18 to 1-9.
The first-half was an even affair with only two points (0-9 to 1-4) in it at half-time, with the Shelmaliers’ first point coming from Joe Kelly. The Shelmalier supporters were on their feet in the eighth minute when Stephen Banville collected the ball in midfield, moved forward and fired a bullet to the Glynn net.
Two further points from Joe Kelly and one from Eoin Doyle saw the match finely poised at half-time. Glynn came out very strong in the second-half and put up the scores to win by a six-point margin.
The Shelmalier Junior hurlers travelled to Oylegate on Sunday to take on Davidstown in the fourth round of the championship and after a pulsating end-to-end match the Shelmaliers won by the narrowest of margins.
Conor Byrne opened the scoring with two early points and Denis Kelly and Emmet O’Leary combined in the fifth minute to extend their side’s lead. The Shelmaliers were rocked by a Davidstown goal after twelve minutes but they recovered their composure to trail by two points at half-time, due in part to excellent defending by the black and amber side.
Davidstown continued to force the play in the resumption, with Stephen Whelan getting his side’s first point in the second-half in the eighth minute after some good play by Shane Griffith. The Shelmaliers were trailing by three points when substitutes Ronan Kavanagh and Craig Parker combined with Craig getting his side’s first goal to leave the sides level (1-6 each) as the game entered the final quarter.
Points from Graham Staples, Conor Byrne and two from Stephen Whelan put their side in the lead by the 20th minute but Davidstown fought back to level the scores in the dying minutes, with Shane Griffith popping over the winning point with time almost up on the clock to leave a final score of Shelmaliers 1-11, Davidstown 1-10.
It was a bad weekend all around unfortunately, as none of our three adult teams in action were able to record a victory.
First up was our Junior team, which met Tara Rocks in St. Patrick’s Park on Friday in the fourth round of the championship. We were short a huge number of players for various reasons but still put up a very good display and were very unlucky to lose.
Aided by the breeze, we led by 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time. We had stretched this lead to five points before Tara Rocks hit us with two goals in the space of a few minutes. Conor Halligan replied with a goal to bring us back to the minimum margin but we were just unable to get on level terms, eventually losing on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-12.
Our scores came from Conor Halligan 1-1, Jack Murphy 0-4, Shane Howard 0-3, Cormac Byrne 0-3 and P.J. Mooney 0-1. This defeat leaves us with two wins and two losses from our four games to date and we must win our last game against Ferns to ensure qualification into the quarter-finals of the championship.
Our Senior team went down to their fourth straight championship defeat on Saturday against Buffers Alley, when we lost by 1-19 to 2-10. We started with the aid of the light breeze and scores were level at half-time on 0-8 each.
The game was completely lost in the first 15 minutes of the second-half when the Alley got score after score to stretch to a nine-point lead. Pádraic Farrell kept us ticking over with two late goals but we eventually lost by six points. Our scorers were Pádraic Farrell 2-1, Rhys Clarke 0-6, Lee Chin 0-2 and Kevin Gore 0-1.
Unfortunately now for the second time in three years, we see ourselves having to contest the Senior relegation final. We have one group game left against Cloughbawn, but the result is immaterial and we cannot avoid being in the relegation final at this stage.
Our Junior ‘B’ team was due to play Blackwater in Páirc Charman on Sunday evening but this game did not go ahead.
Our Under-21 team face Glynn-Barntown in the semi-final of the Premier championship on Tuesday, August 23, at 7.15 p.m. in Killurin, with a place in the final versus St. Martin’s at stake for the winners.
Our Juvenile team had a resounding 5-19 to 2-7 victory over Glynn-Barntown on Monday night of last week.
Our Under-14s were due to travel to Gorey to take on Naomh Eanna in their concluding championship group game on Monday night. They have six wins out of six to date and have already qualified for the county semi-final now at this stage.
Our Minors travel to Oulart to take on the home team on Tuesday in the quarter-final of the Premier championship at 7.15 p.m. The winners will face a semi-final date with St. Martin’s.
Our Juveniles play their last championship group game on Thursday, when we host St. Martin’s in Páirc Charman with a 7.15 p.m. throw-in. This is a must-win game with the winners qualifying for the semi-finals of the Premier championship.
Our Under-12 ‘A’ team is in Rathangan on Saturday to take on St. Anne’s in the quarter-final of their championship at 11.30 a.m. At the same time, our Under-12 ‘B’ team hosts St. Martin’s in Páirc Charman in the semi-final of their championship.
Our Junior camogie team played the last round of championship fixtures on Tuesday in Páirc Charman against Kilrush. This was a must-win game for the girls. We showed great heart and determination and came out victorious on a scoreline of 3-8 to 3-5.
We have now finished level on points with Ferns and Kilrush. There will be a draw for a three-way play-off in the coming days.
Congratulations must go to the girls who entered a team into the Relay for Life which took place in Páirc Charman over the weekend. The team ‘Mikey’s Girls’ have helped to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society with a 24-hour relay. They would like to thank everyone who sponsored them so far and if you would like to donate please contact Sinéad Goff!
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