Sunday 21 January 2018

Kilrush-Askamore claim county badminton glory

The county badminton final took place in Taghmon Community Centre recently with Taghmon and Kilrush-Askamore competing.

In the first singles match, Jack Nolan from Kilrush-Askamore faced Evan O'Hanlon from Taghmon and he won out in two straight sets to give his team a good start. Taghmon did not sit back though and Paddy Nolan equalised for them by winning his singles match against Owen Doran.

So it was all down to the doubles match where James Doran and Aaron O'Hara (Kilrush-Askamore) took on Jack and James Kelly from Taghmon. The first set was a great battle with the Kilrush-Askamore pairing having the upper hand, taking the game 21-18.

Now with the confidence growing, the Kilrush-Askamore boys went on to take the second set as well and with it the county title. We wish them the very best in the Leinster rounds of the competition.

A tag rugby blitz under the guidance of Noel Ferguson involving many schools around the county will take place at Wexford Wanderers Rugby Club on Thursday, May 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The county gymnastics finals will take place in Gorey on Sunday, May 24, with the venue as yet to be decided. Entries closed last weekend.

The finals of the team events will take place at the Glynn-Barntown G.A.A. grounds in Killurin on Sunday, May 24. The girls' rounders final will take place at 3.30 p.m. featuring Newbawn-Raheen and Piercestown-Murrintown, and this will be followed by the boys' final, once again featuring teams from Newbawn-Raheen and Piercestown-Murrintown.

The Gaelic football final between Tintern and Bree-Davidstown will take place at 4 p.m. and will be followed at approximately 5 p.m. by the Under-11 hurling final between Castlebridge-Crossabeg and Bree-Davidstown.

The county athletic finals will take place at Bree G.A.A. grounds on Saturday, June 13. The entry forms are on the Wexford website. Please download same, fill in and send to the county Secretary. The closing date for receipt of entries to the county Secretary is May 25.

Please note that children to represent Wexford at the national finals in the cross-country Under-12 and Under-14 competitions will be selected on the day. Entries for the various relays will be accepted up to 12 noon on the day of the finals.

The Clonard Area will lead the parade, with a person from the BBBCR Area as torch bearer. The pledge will be read in English by someone from the Tintern Area and in Irish by a competitor from the Bree-Davidstown Area.

The finals in the Leinster team events will be held in Newbridge, Co. Kildare on Saturday, July 4. First round matches must be played between May 29 and June 8, with second round matches to be played between June 12 and June 22 inclusive.

Wexford teams are in zone two. Wexford are at home to Kilkenny and the winners will then travel to Carlow to play the winners in round two. Wexford winners will take on the winners in the Offaly/Westmeath/Laois category in the semi-final.

Again a reminder that the closing date for receipt of entries for the athletic finals is May 25. Forms may be downloaded from the website.

Wexford People

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