Tuesday 21 January 2020

Weekly GAA club notes

Gemma Hayes Recruitment presenting the Clonard/Volunteers Under-14 team joint captains Ciara Shannon and Maeve Buckley with a set of new jerseys.
Gemma Hayes Recruitment presenting the Clonard/Volunteers Under-14 team joint captains Ciara Shannon and Maeve Buckley with a set of new jerseys.

SARSFIELDS The big weekend is almost upon us, with our Under-14 boys counting down the hours now until they travel to Cavan for the All-Ireland Féile.

All club members are very proud of the boys who have bridged a 27-year gap since we last represented Wexford at this level in Galway. While it's a long journey, we hope that as many supporters as possible are on hand to give the boys and their mentors the support they deserve.

They will be in action in Virginia on Friday at 6.30 p.m. against Mungret St. Paul's from Limerick, and again at 7.30 p.m. against the local Ramor United club. Then on Saturday at 11 a.m. they will meet their host club, Crosserlough, in Kilnaleck at 11 a.m.

It will be back to Virginia Saturday afternoon, either for Cup or Shield action depending on their three results, while the semi-finals and finals on Sunday will be in Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh.

The boys will have their final game before making the long trip when they take on Shelmaliers tonight (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m.

Many thanks to the main sponsors for the trip: Whelan Cleaning Systems, People Newspapers, Boggan Motors, Clayton Whites Hotel, McMahon Building Supplies, McCormack's Chemists and Hanrahan's Supermarket, The Faythe.

Hard luck to the Under-12 girls who lost to Clonard/Volunteers B in Coolcotts on Monday by 4-5 to 3-3 in a highly-entertaining game. The Under-12 boys had a very competitive game against St. Anne's in Rathangan on Thursday.

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.


Well done to our Under-14 boys who played in the national hurling Féile last weekend. We didn't win any silverware but all the boys enjoyed the craic, and made great memories.

Clonard would like to say a sincere thank you to all our host families, who looked after our guests from Portlaoise last Friday and Saturday night. They all had a fantastic time.

We would also like to thank all those who made cakes, sandwiches and helped us cater for the two Féile teams in our pitch last Saturday morning before they both headed off to Carlow to play again. Thanks to all for the help in preparing Clonard Community Centre for the barbeque for their arrival home Saturday night.

To all who helped in any way it was all very much appreciated. It all went extremely well and was enjoyed by everyone.

Congratulations to Nicky Wade on winning €531 in the last Split The Pot draw. The seller was Stephen Miller, Maggie May's. Next week's envelopes are on sale now. Thanks to all for selling and supporting us weekly.


Commiserations to our Under-14 Féile teams which fought hard in this year's games. The hurlers were defeated in the Shield quarter-finals by the Sarsfields from Cork while Duffry Rovers got the better of the camogie team in the Shield semi-final. Hard luck to all involved.

Thanks to Tony Molloy for his sterling work as Féile Chairman, the Cullens of the Complex for all their support, and to all selectors and parents who devoted their time and energy to the many aspects of Féile, including organising a big Gorey welcome for Naomh Mhuire Port Mór from Armagh and Dublin's Na Fianna.

On Thursday, the Under-14 footballers welcome Buffers Alley to Gorey for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in.

Best of luck to Darragh Hughes and Gary Molloy who will play with the Wexford Under-21 hurlers against Carlow tomorrow (Wednesday) in Carlow.

Following their fine 6-6 to 1-2 win over Faythe Harriers, the Under-12 hurlers host Ballinastragh Gaels tonight (Tuesday) for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in.

On Sunday morning, the Minor footballers will play the Starlights at home from 11 a.m.

Next Monday, the Under-14 'Rising Stars' travel to Buffers Alley for a 6.30 p.m. start time.

The Under-16 footballers travel to Páirc Charman next Monday for a 7.30 p.m. throw-in.

Well done to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who defeated Ballygarrett by 4-13 to 1-9 last week.

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


Our Under-10 camogie team played against Davidstown-Courtnacuddy away on Wednesday evening. It was a great game from the girls which ended in a draw.

Our Under-12 'Goliath' camogie team played the first game of the season against St. Martin's in Piercestown. After a tough game and against the wind in the second-half, team Goliath came out on top with a full-time score of 2-1 to 0-2.

Our Under-12 camogie 'Warriors' team lived up to their name and battled hard on Thursday in Killurin. However, despite a great start and their best efforts, the Shamrocks came out on top. Thanks to Tony Butler for refereeing.

After months of hard work, planning, anticipation and preparation, the Féile weekend has swept by in a blaze of energy, games, excitement, companionship, and co-operation.

We thank the three visiting clubs - Éire Óg, Annacarty, Co. Tipperary, St Fechin's, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth, and Na Piarsaigh, Co. Westmeath - for their company and courtesy over the weekend and wish them well in the rest of the playing season, safe in the knowledge that we have all been responsible for creating a weekend of wonderful memories for the 140-odd children who visited Glynn-Barntown parish.

To the Glynn-Barntown boys and girls who took part in Féile na nGael 2017 over the weekend, we would like to express the club's great sense of pride in you all as excellent ambassadors for our parish. We hope you will cherish the memories of this weekend.

We'd like to express a big thank you to all the host families and all families involved in Féile na nGael 2017 in the parish. Your support for the club and courtesy towards our visitors was exceptional.

We'd also like to thank the wonderful club people who did not have children involved in Féile but still gave up their free time to help. So much work has gone into making the club 'Féile ready' and so many have been involved – thank you!

Thank you again to our many fantastic sponsors for their support for Féile - a list of our Féile sponsors can be viewed on the club website and social media pages.

Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. and camogie club expresses huge appreciation towards our Féile committee 2017 who have worked tirelessly to bring to fruition the successful club event we witnessed over the last few days. The amount of work required to make this weekend a success cannot be measured.

The committee featured Paudie Berry, Fiona Hayes, Annette Hillis, Angela Finn, Róisín Doyle, Sarah Butler, Colette Carley, Suzanne Goff, Aideen Buckley and Pascal Cooney.

A final thank you to the dedicated mentors who got the teams prepared for Féile na nGael 2017, working so hard for many months to hone the skills of over 70 children and prepare them for the event. Well done managers Mickey Laffan, Shane Carley, P.J. Gaynor, Pascal Cooney, Georgina Roche and your super backroom teams!

Well done to our Under-8 girls' football team which played two great matches against the Shels on Thursday evening.

Club lotto numbers drawn on Wednesday, June 14, were 5, 12, 22 and 32. There was no jackpot winner and eight match three winners: Eithne Ryan, Donie Doyle, Flo and Gerry, Mick O'Gorman, Dymphna O'Connor, Johnny McDonald, Bernard McGuinness, Toss Barron.

The next draw is on Wednesday. June 28, in Mary Jo's. The jackpot remains at €10,000, with the reserve jackpot of €4,800.

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