Tuesday 21 January 2020

Weekly GAA club notes

Lee Chin (Wexford)
Lee Chin (Wexford)

SARSFIELDS A big congratulations to club member Lee Chin and his Wexford colleagues on their wonderful victory in a brilliant atmosphere in Innovate Wexford Park on Saturday.

The Leinster final cannot come around quickly enough!

Hard luck to the Senior and Junior teams after their league defeats away to Castletown (0-12 to 0-7) and Adamstown on Friday and Sunday respectively.

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot on June 12 when the numbers drawn were 10, 20, 23 and 25. Next week's jackpot is €6,200.

Well done to Josh Howlin who won the Split The Pot Féile fundraiser.

A great night's entertainment is in store in Clayton Whites Hotel on Wednesday, June 14, at 8 p.m. when a fashion show in association with Meadows & Byrne takes place as a fundraiser for the Féile trip to Cavan later this month. Admission is €10.

We are very grateful to the following Féile sponsors: Whelan Cleaning Systems Ltd., Boggan Motors, Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford People Newspaper, McMahon Building Supplies, McCormack's Chemists.

Many thanks to all those who supported and helped to organise the Come Dine With Us fundraiser in the clubhouse on Saturday night.

Our training nights in Páirc Charman are: Baby Butters (boys and girls aged 4 to 6), Wednesdays from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-7 and Under-8 boys and girls, Wednesdays from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 boys, Wednesdays from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 girls, Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 boys, Thursdays from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 girls, Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.


Féile na nGael 2017 takes place across counties Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny on June 16, 17 and 18.

Kilrush-Askamore are hosting Bredagh from Co. Down. The first match will be on Friday in Ferns at 4 p.m. against Michael Davitts of Antrim. This is followed at 5.30 p.m. against Ferns.

After this all teams will go to Gorey for a parade down the Main Street, leaving the Tesco car park at 8 p.m.

On Saturday we will play our host team, Bredagh from Co. Down, at 10.30 a.m. in Ballyroebuck. We wish both teams the best of luck.


There was no winner of the Shelmalier Development lotto of June 5 with the jackpot standing at €9,400. The numbers drawn were 9, 19, 28 and 29. There were two match three winners: Seán Kelly and Marian Reville.

The national Féile na Gael hurling and camogie competition takes place throughout county Wexford this weekend, with an Under-14 hurling team from Rosenallis in Co. Laois and an Under-14 camogie team from Modeligo in Co. Waterford visiting Hollymount.

The action sets off on Friday with the Rosenallis team arriving in Hollymount at 1 p.m. and the girls from Modeligo arriving at 3 p.m. The boys’ first matches take place at St. Martin’s G.A.A. grounds in Piercestown when they take on Birr of Offaly at 4 p.m. and the local St. Martin’s at 4.45 p.m. They will then return to Hollymount where they depart to their host families.

The girls play their games in Hollymount when they play the Antrim champions at 5 p.m. and Oulart at 6 p.m. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams return to Hollymount on Saturday morning with the girls taking on Modeligo at 11.15 a.m. and the boys playing Rosenallis at 10.30 a.m.

The boys then travel to Ferns Centre of Excellence in the afternoon with the girls travelling to Rathnure at the same time. There is a social for all teams in Hotel Curracloe on Saturday night. The programme for Sunday depends on how the teams progress on Saturday afternoon.

Everybody in the parish is really looking to hosting this national event and we wish both teams every success over the weekend. The club is extremely appreciative of all those individuals and companies who sponsored the teams. Your support for the team will be gratefully appreciated.

Who will ever forget Wexford’s historic victory over Kilkenny in a packed Wexford Park on Saturday last, and Shelmaliers’ Simon Donohoe played a starring role in this famous victory. Everybody in the parish is extremely proud of Simon and his fellow team members and we all look forward to the Leinster final in a number of weeks.

Under-14 Shelmalier hurler Luke Roche represented Wexford in the national Féile hurling skills competition in Dublin on Saturday and, having put in a great effort, Luke was extremely unlucky not to claim the national title when he narrowly lost out to the eventual winner, claiming third place in the final standings.

Luke then dashed to Wexford Park where he lined out for the Wexford Rackard League team which took on their Kilkenny counterparts during half-time of the big Wexford and Kilkenny match.

Well done to the Shelmalier Under-10 hurlers who took part in the annual ‘Hurling on the Quay’ competition on Saturday, with a large attendance watching the boys put on a great display against local rivals Crossabeg-Ballymurn.

Shelmalier Under-14 players Cian Doyle and Robbie Delaney lined out for the Wexford Cumann na mBunscoil blitz in Nowlan Park on Friday, with Robbie lining out at corner-back and Cian lining out at centre-forward. Both boys contributed to a famous Wexford victory.

The club would also like to congratulate the local handballers on their great performance in the national Féile na Gael competition which was held in Castlebridge handball alley on Saturday, claiming a national title in the process.


Well done to Conor McDonald, Eoin Conroy, Pádraig Doyle and Darragh Hughes who are all part of the Wexford Senior hurling panel which dismissed Kilkenny in Innovate Wexford Park last Saturday night. It was a marvellous occasion.

A code of ethics course will take place in the complex on Thursday or Friday, June 29 or 30. To book a place, phone Lisa Donohoe on 087-9001729.

All are welcome to Clonattin tonight (Tuesday) from 7 p.m. until 8.30 p.m. Naomh Éanna will host a club cluster training session. Coaches are welcome to see how skills can be applied during games. The Under-14 hurlers will be used for part of this session, which is free of charge.

Tonight (Tuesday) the Intermediate 'A' footballers travel to Ballygarrett for an 8 p.m. throw-in.

This weekend, our Under-14s have a cracking weekend of sport lined up. The boys play Naas and Buffers Alley on Friday in Monamolin at 4 p.m. and 4.45 p.m. respectively. On Saturday, they'll play their visiting club - Na Fianna - at home from 11.15 a.m.

Meanwhile, the girls welcome Clonkill and Craanford for 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. throw-ins. On Saturday, they take on their visiting club, Naomh Mhuire Port Mór, at 11.15 a.m. Best of luck to all involved. Keep an eye on for updates.

For team information or training times, please phone 087-9770497 or log onto


Congratulations to Wexford on their win over Kilkenny in the Leinster semi-final in Wexford Park on Saturday. What a win; bring on the final. Wexford abú.

Congratulations to Paul Stewart, winner of €299 in this week's Split The Pot, and the seller was Eleanor Browne. Our thanks to everyone who supports the draw each week.

Best of luck to everyone taking part in the All-Ireland Féile na nGael this weekend to be held in Wexford.


A massive well done to our Under-8 camogie players who took part in a blitz on Sunday in Rosslare. The future is bright with these up and coming stars!

Well done to club girls Aoife Sheil, Clodagh Jackman and Chloe Cashe and their Wexford Intermediate camogie team-mates who drew with Kilkenny on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the All-Ireland championship.

Well done to our Under-12 hurlers who defeated Rathnure on Tuesday evening by three points.

It was a week of mixed success for our Under-14 hurlers who had a victory over Shelmaliers on Tuesday at home but were beaten on Thursday evening by Faythe Harriers away.

Not to be outdone by his famous cousin, club Under-14 goalkeeper Cian Turner represented a Wexford Rackard League selection in Wexford Park at half-time in the Leinster Senior hurling semi-final on Saturday evening where he looked very comfortable between the posts. Well done Cian!

A big thank you to all the super volunteers who turned up on Saturday morning in not the prettiest of weather to take part in the Féile tidy up. You did a sparkling job!

The club as a whole would like to express its appreciation to all of our Féile sponsors for the generous support for what is shaping up to be a very exciting and enjoyable weekend for the boys and first of our club.

Full details of our Féile sponsors are on our club website and social media pages. Details of the weekend itself are also available there.

We are most proud of our two young Under-14 ladies who represented their club and county over the weekend in the Féile skills finals.

Sinéad Kirwan represented Wexford in the national Féile ladies' football skills on Saturday and did herself proud, while Ciara Butler represented Wexford in the Leinster Under-14 skills final in Portlaoise on Sunday where she was placed second! That's a fantastic achievement girls!

Our Junior hurlers defeated Kilmore in the league on Tuesday evening in a hard-fought game by 2-16 to 3-12.

Our Senior footballers played Kilanerin away in the Senior league on Friday evening but were defeated unfortunately.

Words can't express the delight and excitement in all Wexford G.A.A. hearts following Saturday evening's win over Kilkenny in the Leinster Senior hurling semi-final. As a club we are particularly proud of our clubmen involved - Mark Fanning and Gary Moore - and we look forward with great anticipation to July 2 and our day in G.A.A. headquarters.

Well done to Jane Murphy and Robyn O'Connor who represented club and county in the Under-12 ladies' football blitz on Saturday.

The remainder of the gear orders have arrived and can be collected from 7-8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday evening, June 12/13 - the club shop will be open also at these times.

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