Saturday 17 August 2019

Weekly GAA club notes

Niall Murphy_Ben O'Connor (Wexford Gold) Tommy Ryan (Wexford Purple)
Niall Murphy_Ben O'Connor (Wexford Gold) Tommy Ryan (Wexford Purple)

SARSFIELDS Well done to the Under-14 boys who continued their good form with a 1-14 to 1-8 win over Glynn-Barntown in the championship at home on Thursday.

Hard luck to the Juvenile boys who were beaten by St. Martin's on Monday, while the Under-12 girls' game was called off due to the bad weather.

The Juvenile boys lost to Volunteers one week earlier, with the Under-14 Rising Stars side beaten by Glynn-Barntown at home.

Two girls' teams were in action last Tuesday, with the Juveniles losing to Ballyhogue at home by 5-9 to 6-3 and the Under-12s beaten by Fethard away on a 5-4 to 2-6 scoreline.

Congratulations from all in the club to Kevin Gore and Helena on the birth of their daughter from all in the club.

The lotto numbers drawn on May 15 were 7, 22, 27 and 28. There was no jackpot winner, and next week's jackpot is €4,600.


Commiserations to Charlie McGuckin, Eoin Molloy and Jack Cullen who were part of the Wexford Minor hurling team which lost to Dublin by three points in the provincial semi-final on Saturday.

Thanks to all those who supported our Féile fundraiser on the Main Street last week. There are a number of upcoming fundraisers.

Tickets are on sale from the Complex for a Sunday lunch on this Sunday in the clubhouse. There will be two sittings: one from 12 noon until 2.30 p.m. and a second from 3 p.m. until 5.30 p.m. Places are limited so it's advised to buy your tickets in advance.

A teenage disco will take place this Friday at the O2 from 7.30 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. The charge is €7 per teenager.

A 5km fun run will take place in Clonattin on the June Bank Holiday Monday. All support is greatly appreciated.

The Senior hurlers recorded a comprehensive league victory over St. Patrick's of Camolin last week. The full-time score was 6-15 to 0-7.

On Thursday, the Under-16 hurlers will welcome Faythe Harriers to Clonattin for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in.

Following an impressive 6-8 to 3-2 victory over St. Martin's, the Under-14 footballers host Buffers Alley on Monday. Throw-in is at 6.30 p.m.

Last week, the Under-12 'A' and 'B' football teams recorded a win and a loss respectively when they met Buffers Alley. The first team won by 3-7 to 1-5 while the 'B's lost by 3-2 to 1-7.

Under-10 camogie training continues on Wednesday from 7 p.m.

Under-10 hurling and football training takes place on Thursdays from 6 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. in Clonattin. All new players are welcome.

For team information, please phone 087-9770497 or log on to


Hard luck to Presentation Minor camogie team (first and second years), defeated on Thursday in the Leinster semi-final after extra-time by Birr on a final score of 5-9 to 5-6.

Glynn-Barntown were well represented by Rachel Murphy, Emma Dempsey, Niamh Cogley, Niamh Rowe, Rebecca Fanning and Cora Rowe, with clubman Ciarán Walsh managing and club girl and T.Y. student Cora Doyle helping out on the line.

Glynn-Barntown camogie club was very well represented at the awards night in Presentation Secondary School on Tuesday where our tally included the following: Junior camogie player of the year, Emma Sweeney; Minor (first/second years) camogie player of the year, Emma Dempsey.

The Senior 'C' Leinster camogie champions received their medals including six club girls: Holly Hynes (joint captain), Cora Doyle, Emma Sweeney, Emma Dempsey, Emma Sinnott and Jess Howlin. Clubman Ciarán Walsh managed this team also.

Well done to Rachel Murphy, Ciara Butler, Grace Roche and selector Tara O'Brien who were involved with the Wexford Under-14 'A' camogie team which got to the final of the Leinsters on Sunday, just losing out to Kilkenny, while the 'B' team won the shield final over Dublin 'B'.

On Wednesday evening we fielded three teams in the Under-7/8 age group in Piercestown with great skills on display versus St. Martin's. The same boys travelled again on Sunday morning with Horeswood as their venue on this occasion where the three teams again played three exciting games each.

Well done to our Under-9/10s who played St. Martin's in Killurin last Friday evening.

Well done to our Under-14 Rising Stars team which had a good win over Sarsfields during the week. Our Under-14 'A' team lost out to the sane opposition later on in the week unfortunately.

Hard luck to our Under-16 footballers, defeated by Rathgarogue-Cushinstown on Monday evening.

Hard luck to Ger Dempsey, Jack Brazzill and the Wexford Minor hurlers, beaten by Dublin on Saturday (0-20 to 1-14).

For the summer term Hurling 365 for Glynn N.S. takes place at the hurling wall at the usual times, weather permitting.

There was a huge turn-out for academy training again last Saturday, and the club would love to hear from any parents interested in helping out on Saturday mornings. The academy boys and girls certainly landed on their feet last Saturday when Noel presented them all with an ice cream courtesy of the club after training.

Our third annual Michael Laffan Memorial Tournament took place on Saturday in Killurin. It was another wonderful success with teams from six counties in the Under-10, -11 and -12 age groups travelling to take part in this fantastic event. Congratulations to Conor Kavanagh and all his team of helpers for the continued success of the event.

The weekend was tinged with great sadness at the news of the passing of Garry Laffan Snr., Monamore, Crossabeg - former Glynn-Barntown clubman and brother to Michael Senior. Garry passed in the early hours of Saturday morning after a short illness, but the ML tournament proceeded as planned at the wishes of the family.

Glynn-Barntown G.A.A., camogie and ladies' football clubs would like to express their deepest sympathies to the Laffan families at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Well done to our Senior hurlers who defeated Crossabeg-Ballymurn in the league on Saturday evening by 1-11 to 0-9.

Our Junior hurlers were defeated by Gusserane O'Rahilly's on Sunday afternoon in Killurin.

Our Under-12 Blue ladies' football team had a home fixture against Clonard on Thursday. It was an exciting match from start to finish with the final result - Glynn-Barntown 0-10, Clonard 1-4.

In a hard-fought game in Killurin on Thursday evening Glynn-Barntown Under-16 ladies' football team lost to Mogue O'Rahillys by one point. It was an epic game in which the girls put in a huge effort but in the end just came up short. Well done to all.

Our ladies' football club was very proud to have Rebecca Fanning named as Junior football player of the year at the Presentation Secondary school awards on Tuesday evening.

Well done to Alibeth Moran-Curran and the Wexford Under-16 ladies' football team which defeated Westmeath in the Leinster 'C' final at the weekend.

Hard luck to Grace Roche, Aisling Comiskey, Sinéad Kirwan and the Wexford Under-14 ladies' footballers, defeated by Westmeath recently.

Páirc Charman was the venue on Friday for the Féile Peil skills competition. In third place was Aoibhe Manley of Shelmaliers, in second place was our own Grace Roche, and the overall winner was anoher Glynn-Barntown player, Sinéad Kirwan.

Sinéad will represent Wexford on June 10 in Abbotstown at the national Féile skills competition and we wish her all the best in this.

Following the success of their second introduction to tennis night, Glynn-Barntown tennis club is holding a rules/position on court etc. information night on the courts on Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Also there are a couple of new members who are complete beginners and are looking for another few to form a group. If anyone is interested come along on the 24th, or if you know of anyone pass the word.

Rounders match result, Sunday, May 14: Glynn-Barntown 33, Na Fianna 1. Well done to both teams. The girls had some amazing batting with our own Amanda Howlin getting the club's first-ever home run in a championship match.

Thank you to the ladies from Na Fianna for travelling down to the sunny south-east for the match. Thank you to Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. club for the use of the facilities, and to everyone who came out to support us. Our next match is May 28 in Tymon Park against Roscommon Gaels.


The Shelmalier G.A.A. club would to thank the many people in the parish who supported their annual Model County draw. The first draw took place recently and the club is happy to announce that they had two draw winners.

Cillian O’Leary, Kilelan, Screen, claimed second prize overall with a €750 shopping voucher from Pettitt’s SuperValu Wexford, and Seamie Harding won a €250 shopping voucher, also from Pettitt’s SuperValu Wexford. The second draw takes place towards the end of this month and the club wishes all subscribers every success.

Both the Shelmalier Senior and Intermediate hurlers made their debut in the first round of the championship but unfortunately both teams suffered defeats to Oylegate and Fethard respectively.

The Seniors travelled to Wexford Park and in an evenly-contested first-half the sides were level (1-6 to 0-9) at half-time, with Conor Hearne scoring the Shelmalier goal direct from a long-range free.

There was still a tight margin between the sides as the game entered the last quarter, with Oylegate pulling away in the final quarter and winning on a final scoreline of 2-16 to 1-11.

The Intermediates travelled to Taghmon on the same day and went down to a very strong Fethard side by 1-14 to 2-7.  Joe Kelly got his side his side off to an early lead before Fethard hit back with a goal and three points.

There was only a point between the sides at half-time. In the second-half Joe Kelly continued his scoring spree, finishing with a total of 2-4 for his side, however, it didn’t prevent the Shelmalier side going down by a four-point margin.

The Shelmalier Senior hurlers travelled to Rathnure on Friday to take on the local team in the next round of the All-County league. In an outstanding game of hurling from both teams, the visitors proved the stronger, winning on a final scoreline of Shelmaliers 0-15, Rathnure 0-13.

Among the scorers for the Shelmaliers were Tommy Barron, Stephen Banville, Conor Byrne and the ever-youthful Seamie Harding who contributed two great points from corner-forward.

The Intermediate hurling league match against Faythe Harriers was postponed and will be played in the coming weeks.

The excitement is building in the parish as the national Féile na nGael Under-14 hurling competition comes to county Wexford from June 16 to 18. With both a Laois and a Waterford hurling and camogie team staying in the parish over this period, a lot of fundraising and planning has commenced over the last few weeks.

The club would like to thank the many people who are either been involved in or supporting both the fundraising and planning, and no doubt this will continue as the competition date approaches.

Following the enormous success of the recent Easter camp held in Hollymount, the Shelmalier club will now be holding two Cúl camps in Hollymount this summer. These camps will take place from July 17 to 20, with the second from July 31 to August 4. Those interested in signing up for these camps can now fill in the registration form on the website.

Shelmalier Minor hurler Ross Banville successfully scored an incredible eleven frees for the Wexford county Minor team when they took on Dublin in the Leinster championship in Parnell Park, Dublin, on Saturday. Despite Ross’s best efforts, the county Minors were beaten on a final scoreline of 0-20 to 1-14 and thereby go out of this year’s championship.

All club members and supporters are reminded that due to popular demand the sports shop in Hollymount will now be open on both Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. With a large range of both sports and leisure gear on offer, there is something for everybody in the shop with exceptional value on all gear.


Under-14 football result: Kilrush 2-10, Monageer Boolavogue 1-10.


Our adult hurlers played St. Martin's in the first round of the championship on Friday and lost by a few points. They play Blackwater in the next round next Friday in Coolcotts.

We are doing a fundraiser for our Under-14 boys' Féile weekend. We would really appreciate if you are a doing clear out of any clothes, shoes, bedclothes, curtains, handbags, duvet covers, or sheets. Please bring them to the pitch any Tuesday night at under-age training between 6 and 8 p.m. (for the next six weeks).

Congratulations to Eamon Martin on winning €227 in the last Split The Pot draw. The seller was Stephen Miller.

Next week's envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for selling and supporting us weekly.

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