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Saturday 16 December 2017

Weekly GAA club notes

(Starlights) (St James)
Tension near the end of the match
(Starlights) (St James) Tension near the end of the match

SARSFIELDS A big congratulations to the players and mentors on the Senior squad for retaining our status for another year with a stirring late comeback against Horeswood in Cushinstown on Friday.

We have been a Senior club since winning the Intermediate title of 1979, and only Castletown have a better record of unbroken involvement in the top flight, having been up there since 1961.

It was a significant victory for us, especially just a few weeks before we honour our treble-winning Senior, Under-21 and Minor championship teams of 1967.

That golden anniversary gala dinner will take place on Saturday, October 14, in the Talbot Hotel, with dinner served at 8 p.m. Tickets cost €40, dress is formal, and any queries should be directed via e-mail to secretary.sarsfields.wexford@gaa.ie, or alternatively contact Marian Roice (086-6060100).

Best wishes for a speedy recovery after his recent operation to Shane McGrath who will hopefully be able to re-join the Senior squad next year.

Congratulations to the Under-12 boys on winning the shield final with a quality display against Glynn-Barntown on Sunday in Monamolin, having seen off Buffers Alley in the semi-final.

And well done to the Under-14 boys in the Rising Stars competition who defeated Naomh Eanna in the semi-final on Monday of last week in Gorey.

The Under-10 girls also enjoyed themselves at a blitz in the Ferns Centre of Excellence recently.

Hard luck to the Minors who lost to St. Martin's in Piercestown recently by 2-14 to 0-13, and to the Juniors who bowed out of the championship to Gusserane at the quarter-final stage on a 1-8 to 1-6 scoreline.

Our sympathy is extended to Larry Kehoe, a loyal clubman and a direct link to the revival of the club in the 1950s, who passed away recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Congratulations to all members who received their Junior Cert. results last week.

GLYNN-BARNTOWN

Our Junior 'B' camogie team had a fantastic win over Buffers Alley in Killurin recently by 4-12 to 1-1.

A fine selection of our Senior camogie panel attended the Kilmacud Crokes seven-a-side tournament in Dublin where the gilrs defeated Oranmore but lost out to Burgess and Gailtir. Well done ladies!

The final whistle blew in the Under-12 camogie 'Warriors' team's last league match of the season on Thursday. The girls played home to Monageer in what was a spectacular display of skill and determination. However, unfortunately the final score did not reflect the performance on the pitch and Monageer took the win.

Our next disco is on Friday, September 29. Text the usual number (087-7858641) with ticket queries.

Glynn-Barntown camogie club extends its deepest sympathies to Sharon, Aisling, Aoibhe and Ciara Lewis and their extended family on the sad occasion of the passing of Joe during the week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Our Under-6 academy boys and girls played Shelmaliers recently in a friendly game.

Well done to our Under-11 hurlers who won all their games at a blitz in Tagoat.

The same dedicated  Under-11s went on to win their hurling county final, defeating Faythe Harriers in Ferns Centre of Excellence. Well done boys and management.

Well done to all our club lads and lassies who received their Junior Cert. results.

Calling all our talented youngsters! We are hoping to gather a group to take part in Scór na nÓg 2018.

Scór is a competition which celebrates traditional Irish culture - music, dance, song, poetry and storytelling. In order to participate in Scór na nÓg 2018, youngsters must be 17 years old or under on January 1, 2018, and the categories are solo singing, céilí/figure dancing, recitation, ballad group, instrumental music, stage presentation and set dancing (a table quiz will also be held separately).

If interested in taking part in any of these events or if further information is needed, please contact our Irish Officer Alan Cowman on 085-8582489.

A huge well done to our Junior 'A' hurlers who qualified for a county final with a 2-12 to 1-11 win over neighbours Ballyhogue.

Our Senior hurlers had a great performance in their final group game where they dominated for most of it and came out on top on a scoreline of 1-21 to 2-10. However, with two wins under our belt it was not enough to see us through to the quarter-final stage.

Tickets are selling fast for our '80s rewind night in the clubhouse on Saturday, September 23 - dress up (optional) and moonwalk back in time to enjoy the iconic '80s featuring some star '80s acts (not quite the original but definitely unique). Bucks Fizz and burgers!

Tickets cost €10. Contact 087-2956218 to book yours.

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