Congratulations to Catríona Corcoran who received this year's Leinster All-Star award at a special ceremony held in the Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, on Saturday, January 8.
This was Catríona's second time to win this award, having previously won it in 2008.
She had a brilliant season in 2010. She recorded personal best performances in the triple jump and long jump and performed consistently well in the high jump. Perhaps one of her best performances was on the track where she recorded a personal best in the All-Ireland 300m where she won the bronze medal.
Catríona also excelled in the combined events competitions where she won All-Ireland medals in Under-18 and Junior. Her overall tally of medals for the 2010 season is huge and includes many Leinster and All-Ireland medals both from the indoor and outdoor championships.
Catríona also successfully competed in the Schools Championships in the long jump, high jump and multi-events. She has been training hard over the Winter and is looking forward to the 2011 season.
Bree A.C. had three teams competing in the county relay cross-country championships held recently. It proved to be a very successful day with all three teams taking home gold medals. For some of the athletes it was their first day of competition.
The Under-10 team had a great run in the 4 x 250m relay. Team members were Katiemay McCabe, Sophie Codd, Mairéad Crean and Katie Whelan.
The Under-12 team also ran 4 x 250m and performed very well. The team was made up of Aoife Codd, Ava Dempsey, Annalise Crean and Aoife ClokeRochford. The Under-14 girls competed in the 4 x 500m and won it very impressively. The team members were Kasey Doyle, Sophie McCabe, Chloe Whelan and Chloe McMullen.
Training continues every Monday and Wednesday evening at the track with high jump training in Galbally Hall every Friday and indoor training in Bree Hall every Saturday. The Indoor competitions start this weekend with the Leinster Junior Championships and juvenile combined events on January 29 and relays on Janurary 30.
ST. MARTIN'S TENNIS
The finals of the autumn tennis league have been completed. The results are as follows -
Section 1: winners, Aidan Bolger, Matty Berney, Ellen O'Connor, Kathy Frayne; runners-up, Pat Barrett, Barry Kehoe, Pauline Duggan, Deirdre Lambert (Scott Mernagh subbed for Barry Kehoe in the final).
Section 2: winners, Deirdre Frankis, Esther Mernagh, Paula Breslin, Mary Curran; runners-up, Louisa Doyle, Sue Esmonde, Tina McAuliffe, Catherine Morrissey.
Well done to all. A reminder that the A.G.M. of the tennis club will take place this Wednesday at 8 p.m. Looking forward to seeing as many as possible there.
Hockey activities are back in full swing after the extended Christmas break, with mid-week fixtures added to the schedule to help catch up on the backlog. The first game of the new year was Wexford I against Wexford II and all members enjoyed renewing acquaintance with their hockey sticks!
Wexford I 7, Gorey 1: Wexford lined out without any of their schoolgirls for this tie, as the Loreto girls had travelled for a friendly against Waterford ladies in preparation for their upcoming South East Schools Cup fixture against Kilkenny College.
The 'adult' Wexford team gelled well, moved the ball at pace and were clinical in their finishing. Wexford finished 7-1 winners, allowing Gorey to score from a short corner on the final whistle.
Wexford I: Deirdre Colfer, Trish Mennis (1), Deirdre Bolger (1), Sinéad Dempsey, Avril Jones, Lisa Codd (2), Ciara O'Leary, Ruth Kennedy, Miriam Lambert (3), Máire O'Connor, Joanne Grant.
Wexford II 0, Enniscorthy I 0: Wexford II deserved this hard-fought draw against Enniscorthy's first team and, despite no goals registered, the game certainly did not lack excitement.
Wexford II: Rachel O'Brien, Gillian McMillan, Therese Finan, Máire O'Connor, Grace Rochford, Katrina Corcoran, Katie O'Connor, Tracy Browne, Fiona McDermott, Rosie O'Brien, Emma Walsh.
Wexford I 6, Carlow 0: Wexford were made work very hard for their win over Carlow in the away fixture earlier in the season and certainly did not take Carlow for granted going in to this game. Carlow were never allowed settle on the ball, and Wexford dominated from start to finish, registering an impressive six goals.
Wexford I: Hilary Griffin, Trish Mennis, Deirdre Bolger, Avril Jones, Zoe Codd, Ruth Kennedy, Ciara O'Leary, Lisa Codd, Miriam Lambert (1), Ruth Bowe (1), Steffi Bowe (2), Rachel O'Brien (1).
Kilkenny I 2, Wexford II 0: Wexford played very well in this game, played in a mild and sunny Kilkenny College on Sunday last. Kilkenny are currently on top of the league table, but Wexford II pushed them to the final whistle and made them earn their victory.
The game will be excellent preparation for the Wexford girls, as they eagerly await their Irish Hockey Trophy tie away to Dungarvan on Sunday, January 30.
Wexford II: Deirdre Colfer, Gillian McMillan, Máire O'Connor, Therese Finan, Grace Rochford, Katie O'Connor, Katrina Corcoran, Tracy Browne, Ellen Barrett, Rosie O'Brien, Fiona McDermott, Ellen O'Connor.
Wexford I continue their busy training and match schedule as they also prepare for their Irish Hockey Cup match away to Ashton from Cork on Saturday, January 29. The sides will be meeting for the third time in as many years in this competition, with Wexford emerging winners on both previous occasions.
Wexford will host a blitz for Under-8s, Under-10s and Under-12s this Saturday, January 22, at the Enniscorthy Astro Centre. The start time is 10 a.m. and players are asked to be in Enniscorthy at 9.45 a.m. sharp. The Under-8s will finish at 11.15 a.m. and the Under-10s and Under-12s will finish at 1 p.m.
Wexford Under-15s will play Gorey on Saturday next at 2 p.m. in Enniscorthy. Players not selected for this match will train as normal in Wallaces from 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. All players will be notified by text.
The fifth division team completed its mixed league programme with a home match against league leaders, Shelburne A, on Thursday last. The team went down to an 8-1 defeat with some quite good play.
James Donegan and Helen Foley were involved in several rallies that went to double digit strokes, but the visitors proved to be too strong.
Clonard: John Ryan, James Donegan, Corey Doran, Helen Foley.
Shelburme A: Ciarán Doyle, Paddy Wallace, Chantal Rowe, Lorraine Dunne.
The Juvenile section is back in action again. Players from Wicklow and Wexford are invited to participate in the annual Southside badminton tournament in Terenure on Saturday and Sunday, February 5 and 6. There are four age categories - Under-11, 13, 15 and 17. Anyone interested in taking part should advise the Secretary next week.
Ashbourne 35, Wexford Wanderers 7: Wanderers made the long journey to Meath on Sunday week last to take on table-toppers Ashbourne in the Leinster League. Ultimately the home side came out on top as their league form would have predicted, but Wexford showed again that they are well able to compete at this level.
Wexford were a little unfortunate not to have amassed a greater try count, with a couple of knock-ons cancelling out certain scoring opportunities. Ashbourne were quick to the break down and upped the tempo immediately with breaks that Wanderers found difficult to deal with.
Wexford's only try came from Richie Morris who took his opportunity well to touch down from a Paul Gannon kick for the corner. Other players that were particularly strong were James Kearney in the back row and Michael Roche on the wing.
Team: Willie Morris, Richie Morris, Ciarán Sutherland, John Sutherland, Chris Walsh, James Kearney, James O'Connor, Anthony Walsh, Stuart Ryan, Maurice Logue, Seán Ó Corcora, John Flynn, Robbie Casey, Paul Gannon, Michael Roche, Neil Mac Aogáin, Kyle Roche, Rory O'Leary, Barry Wadding.
Wexford Wanderers 10, Edenderry 32: Wexford Wanderers struggled in this home tie and ultimately couldn't contend with the bigger visiting pack who dominated the set pieces, providing an ideal platform for their backs to exploit.
They also managed to disrupt the home side's set pieces, affording them few scoring opportunities. Avoidable mistakes ultimately gifted Wexford's opponents three opportunist tries.
Wexford's only try came from Maurice Logue who slipped through a narrow gap to open the home side's account. James Kearney and Ciarán Sutherland performed well for Wexford in what turned out to be a difficult encounter. Next week Wexford are away to Gorey in what should prove to be an interesting encounter.
Team: Willie Morris, Alan Kinsella, Ciarán Sutherland, John Sutherland, Chris Walsh, James Kearney, James O'Connor, Anthony Walsh, Stuart Ryan, Maurice Logue, Seán Ó Corcora, John Flynn, Robbie Casey, Paul Gannon, Michael Roche, Neil Mac Aogáin, Kyle Roche, Rory O'Leary, Mick Doyle, Richie Morris, Mark Goodison.