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Wednesday 18 September 2019

Grassroots

Faythe Harriers Coiste na nÓg and camogie club are hosting a hurling and camogie academy in Páirc Charman this year.

The academy will take place from Monday, July 9, to Friday, July 13. Both boys and girls are encouraged to attend, where their skill levels will be assessed and with the expertise of the coaching staff they will receive intensive coaching based on their ability.

The activities will take place within a framework of total supervision. The academy will be staffed by qualified coaches and will be strictly supervised at all times, thus guaranteeing an enjoyable five days for all participants. Anyone interested should contact the camp director; Eoin Ó Donnagáin (0863873544).

Under- 8s: Our Under-8s have now moved outside on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Anyone interested in joining should contact Justin Browne (087-2190343) or head out to the arena on Saturday mornings.

Under-10s: Training for our Under-10s takes place on Mondays and Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on one of our pitches in Páirc Charman. Anyone interested in joining should contact Seán Murphy (087-2069450). One of our Under-10 squads was in action on Sunday last in the quarter-final of the mini All-Ireland against the Volunteers. Having played a thrilling game on Sunday morning, our lads were out again on Tuesday night in the semi-final against Buffers Alley.

Under-12s: Training for our Under-12s continues on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30-8 p.m. on our main pitch. Anyone interested in joining should contact Richard Murphy (087-6680630). Our Under-12 squad was in action this week on Tuesday in a home match against the

GLYNN-BARNTOWN

Well done to our Under-14 ladies' football team which recently travelled to Gorey and came away with a 5-2 to 1-5 win. The Under-12s came up against a very strong Sarsfields team but the girls played well under pressure and were unlucky not to score more. Under-12 and -14 training for ladies' football is on Mondays at 7 p.m. with Under-10s on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the hurling wall. All girls are welcome to come along and try out football.

In camogie, our Under-12s had a great win over Oulart last week. Well done to all concerned.

Our Intermediate footballers took on St. James' in the third round of the championship and it proved to be a cracker. Robbie Dempsey was in great form and he helped us to secure a draw in a thrilling game that went down to the last kick, with our opponents grabbing the equaliser right at the death.

Good luck to John, Michael, Mark, Gary and Pa as they help Wexford take on the Cats in the Leinster Under-21 hurling semi-final this week.

A disco for first year and upwards will take place on Thursday, June 21, in the clubhouse from 8.30 p.m. until 11 p.m. Admission is €5 which is payable at the door.

This week's lotto jackpot is €3,250. Don't forget to get your ticket to be in with a chance to win or share this amount.

Some development memberships expired recently and the executive committee will be in touch shortly. There are several membership options and can be viewed on the club website - www.glynnbarntown.com.

The club wishes to extend its sympathies to the Dawson and O'Regan families on their recent bereavements.

FAYTHE HARRIERS

Martin's as part of the Go Games league.

Under-14s: Our Under-14s train on Sundays at 10.30 a.m., Tuesdays and Fridays from 6.30-8 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the Under-14 squad should contact Pat Henebery (0872609958). Next Thursday our second Team play Clongeen as part of the league. Our first team is also in action against the Shelmaliers part of the championship. Details will be forwarded to the parents by text.

Currently our camogie players train on Mondays at 6 p.m. on our all-weather pitch. Any girl that's interested in playing camogie should head out to Páirc Charman or contact Nicky Keeling (0860832120).

For insurance reasons and to comply with G.A.A. policy, only those who have paid their membership will be allowed to play with the club. This applies to all league, championship and challenge matches and across all grades from Under-8 to Senior. Any player or parent with a query on membership is asked to contact Richard Murphy (087-6680630).

We are currently in the process of recruiting under-age players. Any club member who has a son, daughter, grandchild, neighbour or friend aged between five-twelve years, please contact Ann Slaven (086-8245166) or any of the coaches about joining the club.

Lotto results for June 11 were 1, 4, 10 and 20. There was no winner and our jackpot currently stands at €9,800.

ST. JOHN'S VOLUNTEERS

Lotto results for last week were 1, 9, 11 and 17. There was no match three winner and no jackpot winner. Our jackpot is now over €6,000 so please continue to support us by buying a ticket every week. Tickets are €2 and the draw takes place every Sunday night.

Model County Development Draw tickets are available to buy from club committee members now for a price of €10.

What a day we had on Sunday at the Volunteers pitch as the mini All-Ireland took place in sunshine for a change. All the boys and girls taking part had a great time as did their parents. Unfortunately, the Volunteers were beaten by the Harriers. Best of luck to all the remaining teams.

Well done to our adult footballers who drew with Tara Rocks on Saturday evening last. That makes it two wins and a draw in the championship games so keep it up lads.

Our adult football second team will play against Duffry Rovers on Friday, June 22, in Coolree.

Our Juvenile championship resumes again after the short break. Our next match will take place on Friday, June 22, in Páirc Charman against Bunclody at 7.30 p.m.

The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Roice family on the death of their beloved father, Ned. Ned was one of the oldest surviving players for the club. He won medals at Minor and Senior level, and also played in the 1937 All-Ireland Minor football final. He was also Vice-President of the club. May he rest in peace.

A list of all the upcoming matches can now be viewed online at www.wexfordgaa.ie/fixtures-results/fixtures-byclub/.

All training times and other information can be found on our website at www.volunteersgaa.com. If anyone has anything they would like to include on the website, please contact Joe at volunteersgaa@gmail.com.

CLONGEEN

Our Under-12 footballers were beaten by Bannow-Ballymitty last week by 1-9 to 1-6. Scorers were Seán Chapman (10), Libby Whelan (0-3), Stephen Dundon, Cian O'Grady-Fortune and James Whelan (0-1 each). They are improving with each match so keep up the good work.

Our Under-14 footballers also played Bannow-Ballymitty in recent weeks and they had a win by 3-12 to 2-5. The Under-14 hurlers were beaten in recent weeks by Our Lady's Island (2-5 to 0-8).

The Under-14 footballers were due to play Kilmore last week but the match was postponed due to the bad weather.

The Minor and Juvenile teams will soon be back playing once the exams are finished.

Our Junior footballers played Gusserane in the championship last weekend and had a good win by 4-11 to 0-5. Well done to the lads.

Unfortunately our Senior footballers were beaten by Horeswood on Saturday evening by 0-12 to 0-10. Hard luck to the team.

ST. MARTIN'S

With the exams coming to a close we are looking forward to seeing everyone back in the field this week with matches resuming at all ages.

Well done to the Senior football team who had a good win over the Sarsfields on Wednesday evening last in Rathangan. This is their third win in a row and leaves them in a very strong position in their group.

Best of luck to Diarmuid, Will, Stephen and Tomás on Saturday as the Wexford Seniors take on Westmeath in the qualifiers in Wexford Park.

We also wish the best of luck to Jack O'Connor and Luke White who are on the Minor panel which plays Laois in the Leinster semi-final on Sunday (also in Wexford Park).

On Sunday morning before the game two teams from Borris-Kilcotton in Laois will travel down to the club to play our Under-12s and Juveniles in practice matches. Check times with selectors.

As a postscript to last Sunday, we would sincerely like to wish a speedy recovery to all those who were seriously injured in their endeavours!

The ex-Leinster Chairman's ribs will heal in time, Jimmy's blue plaster is most attractive, James Dunne's scar will fade with the years and Philip Jeffares will be working seven days a week for the next month or two sorting out people's backs. There is no truth to the rumour that he was handing out business cards on Sunday night!

CLONARD LADIES

Due to the bad weather only one game was played last week, which was the Under-12 girls who are having a great season so far. Our regular goalkeeper, Bekka, is away on holiday so Meghan Lane decided she would cover and she did a great job.

Our backs - Rachel, Lauren G, Simone, Ciara B, Tara and Hollie - dominated from the first whistle. Niamh (1-2) and Chelsey (1-1) were great in midfield and our half-forwards were in great scoring form with Elaine (2-1), Clara (1-3) and Alannah (1-3) on target. The full-forwards - Laura, Ciara S and Eimear - chased every loose ball down and their confidence is really starting to show. Emily and Lauren R came on and worked hard up front for us.

Hollie moved up from the backs to wrap up the scoring for us with a point. The final score was Clonard 6-11, Horeswood 1-1. This team is full of talent and the future for Clonard ladies looks great. Keep up the hard work girls. Shirley, Collette, Suzanne, Estelle and Denise are very proud of this hard-working team. The next Under-12 game was on in Blackwater on Tuesday - full report next week.

The Under-10 girls have had their game postponed two weeks in a row but hope to fulfil this fixture on Thursday against the Shels in Hollymount. Throw-in is at 6 p.m. so please meet at Clonard church at 5.20 p.m.

The Under-14 girls also had their game postponed last week against St. Martin's. A new fixture date has yet to be set, however, they have a game tonight at home v. Ballyhogue at 7.30 p.m. All girls please be at the pitch for 6.45 p.m. sharp.

Our Senior team will play a championship game away to Monageer on Sunday. June 24, at 7.30 p.m. Please meet at the church at 6.30 p.m. sharp. The next championship game after this will be at home to Crossabeg on Sunday, July 8.

Plenty of support for all our teams is needed for all our games. Clonard Ladies G.F.C. would like to thank Scoil Mhuire for their recent invitation to their first-ever club day which was held in the school on Tuesday last. We hope to see plenty of the girls we were talking to at our fun training sessions on Fridays for Under-10, Under-12 and Under-14 at our pitch in Coolcotts from 6-7 p.m. As always new girls are always very welcome.

Training times for Under-16, Minor and women are Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. As all exams are finished now we expect to see a full attendance at training as games are plentiful for July.

A reminder that Gaelic4Mothers & Others is also on Fridays from 6-7 p.m. Again another fun session while keeping fit, so we would like to invite any women who are interested in playing non-competitive football and keeping fit to please come along on Friday evenings. Registration is now well overdue and needs to be paid ASAP.

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