Wednesday 17 January 2018

Weekly GAA notes

The Clonard ladies’ Senior team which participated in the Marine Watch fundraiser on Wexford Quay on Saturday with Kevin Cogley.
The Clonard ladies’ Senior team which participated in the Marine Watch fundraiser on Wexford Quay on Saturday with Kevin Cogley.

SARSFIELDS Well done to the Juveniles who continued their winning streak on Monday with a double scores success against near neighbours Volunteers (2-14 to 1-7).

The Under-14 boys were also in fine form on Thursday, defeating St. Martin’s away by 5-9 to 2-1.
Hard luck to the Slaney Gaels Under-12 girls who went down by 3-3 to 0-2 to Davidstown-Courtnacuddy on the same night in Páirc Charman despite a valiant effort. The Juvenile girls also lost to Bannow-Ballymitty in The Rocks on Wednesday on a 6-10 to 2-15 scoreline.
The Senior league game against Starlights was postponed on Friday, but the team did account for St. Joseph’s in the town league last Tuesday.
The ‘bring a friend’ night on Wednesday was a resounding success with a large crowd in attendance and a great atmosphere of fun and friendliness prevailing. We hope that first-time visitors enjoyed the experience and will be back for more!
Our training nights in Páirc Charman are as follows: 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 to 7 p.m.; Under-9 and Under-10 girls, Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 boys, Tuesdays, 6.30 to 7.45 p.m.; Under-11 and Under-12 girls, Thursdays, 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.
The club extends sympathy to the Doocey family on the death of John. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
There is an Under-16 hurling match against Ferns in Ferns on Wednesday, May 18, at 7.30 p.m.
Clonard Under-10s took part in the annual Mickey Laffan tournament on Saturday run by Glynn Barntown G.A.A. club. With almost 20 teams and a few hundred children involved, it was a great experience for players, coaches and parents.
The little blues played two competitive games against Faythe Harriers and Glynn-Barntown. The team played very well in both games with an effort that was honest and true.
The goals was protected by Luke, Shannon and Crann who also had influential runs out the field. Cillian played the sweeper role supported by a defence that included Cormac Deane and Ryan Campbell.
Adam Malone, Rory and John Dwyer held the middle third of the field with hard work and craft. Eoin, Kyle, Kieran and Conor gave it their all in the forwards with the Gallagher brothers, Cormac and Fionn.
Mikey Benson switched between defence and attack and deserves special mention for his bravery getting in where it hurts, while Rory topped the scoring charts for the Clonard Óg boys with a skilful and powerful display.
A special mention goes to all the children who were lining out for the first time for the club and are just starting out on their journey with the club. Training resumes Tuesday and while we are really just starting out on the work that is needed to develop the skills, this was a really good day. Clonard Abú.
Thank you to Glynn-Barntown for their great work in organising the tournament.
Congratulations to Trevor Nolan on winning €305 in this week's Split the Pot. A big thank you to all who supported us this week and thank you to all our sellers.
Next week’s envelopes are on sale now, and your continued support would be greatly appreciated.
The club would send a vote of sympathy to the Doocey family on the passing of John Doocey, Coolcotts. May he rest in peace.
Our Intermediate football team had a good win in the league over the weekend, beating Clongeen by 2-16 to 2-8. We meet Clongeen again in the football championship on Saturday, May 28.
The club lotto is on this Tuesday when the jackpot is €2.300. Please have your tickets in the Centre at 7.30 p.m.
Well done to the Intermediate 'A' footballers who recorded a league victory over Kilanerin by an impressive margin of 5-11 to 1-8. There was further success for the second string as they defeated Kilrush on a full-time scoreline of 4-16 to 0-10.
Well done to brothers Eoin and Gary Molloy as well as Tiarnán Doyle, Jack Cullen and Jack Cushe who were part of the county Minor hurling panel which earned a place in the Leinster final following Saturday's defeat of Offaly. The final scoreline read Wexford 2-24, Offaly 2-13.
They now face Dublin, whom they beat in an earlier round, in the provincial final on Sunday, July 3. Billy Byrne serves as a selector with the squad. Continued success to all involved.
Best of luck to Eoin Conroy and Conor McDonald as well as the Senior hurlers who are part of the Wexford panel that will take on the Dubs in Croke Park on Saturday. A supporters' bus will travel as well.
The cost is €10 per adult while Under-16s pay €12 for a match ticket and travel. Phone Darren on 087-6744653 or Fab on 085-1421832 to book your place before Wednesday evening.
On Wednesday, the Under-16 hurlers will travel to Glynn-Barntown for a championship encounter at 7.30 p.m. The footballers enjoyed success at the expense of the Killurin men last week by 3-11 to 4-1.
The Under-14 footballers play Ballinastragh Gaels on Friday at 7.30 p.m. in either Tara Rocks or Kilanerin.
Thanks to all who supported Saturday's cycle and busking event in aid of our Under-14 Féile squad on the Main Street. A total of €1,164 was raised. The lads will represent Wexford in Kerry on the weekend of Friday  to Sunday, June 24 to 26.
To add an item for the club notes, please phone 087-9770497.
The camogie club members were very proud to support club girl Emma Walsh as she lined out at centrefield with the Wexford Senior camogie team in the Leinster championship on Sunday in New Ross where they had an impressive win over near neighbours Kilkenny.
Hard luck to Patrice O’Gorman who was part of the Intermediate camogie panel which was unfortunately beaten by Meath earlier that day in the same venue.
Well done to our five Under-14 camogie players who have been selected on the Wexford panel - Alibeth Moran-Curran,  Niamh Rowe, Emma Dempsey, Niamh Cogley and Rachel Murphy. Alibeth and Emma both travelled to Portlaoise on Saturday to take part in an inter-county blitz.
Hard luck to our Under-14 Community Games camogie team which was defeated by four points by Castlebridge-Crossabeg on Sunday evening.
Glynn-Barntown camogie club will hold a disco on Friday, May 27, in the clubhouse from 8.30 to 11 p.m. Admission is by ticket only at €5 per ticket.
Tickets are on sale in the clubhouse on Friday, May 20, from 6.30-7 p.m. or text 087-7858641 after 7.30 p.m. on May 20.
Well done to our Under-14 footballers who defeated Rathgarogue-Cushinstown in Killurin on Monday evening in the Premier championship.
In a good game of football, our Under-16s were outscored by two points by Naomh Eanna (Gorey) on Wednesday evening.
Our Under-12 hurlers are raising funds for a trip to Antrim in August and are having a clothing collection from May 20-22 (clothes, shoes, handbags and belts). Collection details are: Friday, May 20, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, May 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Collection point is the dressing-room beside the club gym (follow the signs!). Please support our fundraiser so we can represent Glynn-Barntown and be Wexford's sole representative with distinction!
Our second annual Michael Laffan Memorial Tournament was held in sunshine on Saturday with 19 teams from six counties and over 300 Under-10 and Under-11 hurlers playing 35+ games over the course of the morning and early afternoon.
Under the watchful eye of chief co-ordinator Conor and his team, the event ran like clockwork and our own three club teams and their visitors exhibited great skill and efforts for the spectators. The club is extremely proud of the work put in by the organisers, the large numbers of Senior club players who gave up their day to officiate, and all other hard-working club members who parked cars, flipped burgers, prepared the grounds, took photos or simply turned up to support the players.
As the games wound down the club was delighted to have several members of the Laffan family to present medals to each participating child in memory of Michael Laffan Snr.
Well done to the Senior footballers who took on Shelmaliers in the All-County League on Saturday in Killurin and had a comfortable victory on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-5.
Well done also to the Junior footballers who had a win against St. Anne’s in Rathangan on Sunday also in the league by 5-14 to 1-9.
Our Under-10 girls’ footballers hosted seven teams in Killurin for their first football blitz consisting of three Glynn-Barntown teams, two Starlights teams, and a team from both Clonard and Shelmaliers.
It was a great day’s football where the three club teams clocked up seven wins out of nine games. We would like to thank the parents for all the lovely food provided. Well done to the three great bunches of girls and to the dedicated mentors.
Hard luck to our Junior ladies’ football team which was outscored by St. Anne’s on Wednesday.
Our Under-16 ladies’ football team travelled to Gorey on Wednesday where they worked hard but were defeated on this occasion.
Well done to our Under-12 Green team which played an impressive match during the week at home to Clonard. Battling all the way, two great teams gave us an exciting match with Glynn-Barntown coming out on top this time.

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