Wednesday 18 September 2019

Swimmers make a big splash at finals

NEW ROSS swimming pool was the venue recently for the county finals of the Community Games swimming competitions. In recent years the entries have been dwindling and this year was no exception, with entries in the older age groups down to straight finals.

Competition in the Under-8/10/12 events were the most keenly-contested. Wexford Community Games wish to thank the management and staff of the New Ross pool for the use of their excellent facilities, to David Edwards and Martin Kirby, to Ciarán Walsh and all who gave of their services to see that the events were run off smoothly.

Congratulations to all the young people who competed so well for their Areas, and good luck to those who will be representing Wexford at the national finals in Athlone in August.


Under-8 freestyle: 1, Alexia Henney, Gorey; 2, Niamh Doyle, Bree-Davidstown; 3, Ciara Martin, PiercestownMurrintown.

Under-10 freestyle: 1, Isobelle O'Connor, Glynn-Barntown; 2, Danielle Colfer, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown; 3, Dervla Walsh, Gorey.

Under-10 backstroke: 1, Muireann Fitzpatrick, Gorey; 2, Philippa Murphy, Piercestown-Murrintown; 3, Emer Bowe, Ferns.

Under-12 freestyle: 1, Matilda Dunne-Cronin, Ferns; 2, Emma Miley, Gorey; 3, Aoife Milne, Ferns.

Under-12 backstroke: 1, Aoife Bowe, Ferns; 2, Sarah Byrne, Bree-Davidstown; 3, Siobhán O'Neill, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown.

Under-12 breaststroke: 1, Lettie Whelan, Piercestown-Murrintown; 2, Laura Browne, Newbawn-Raheen; 3, Megan Carty, Piercestown-Murrintown.

Under-14 freestyle: 1, Laura Moran, Ring of Hook; 2, Emma McKegney, Glynn-Barntown; 3, Kate Frayne, Piercestown-Murrintown.

Under-14 backstroke: 1, Georgina Steel, Glynn-Barntown.

Under-14 breaststroke: 1, Denise Bolger, Ferns; 2, Niamh Doran, Gorey; 3, Anna Collyer, Piercestown-Murrintown. Under-14 butterfly: 1, Michelle Dunne, Gorey. Under-16 freestyle: 1, Aaja Dunne-Cronin, Ferns; 2, Lauren Meier, Glynn-Barntown.

Under-16 backstroke: 1, Liaden Long, Gorey; 2, Eimear Lacey, Tintern. Under-16 butterfly: 1, Lisa Bolger, Ferns. Under-13 squad: 1, Glynn-Barntown; 2, PiercestownMurrintown.


Under-8 freestyle: 1, Gary Porter, RathgarogueCushinstown; 2, Alex Kirby, Glynn-Barntown; 3, Benjamin Reidy, Bree-Davidstown.

Under-10 freestyle: 1, Jamie Sheehan, Tintern; 2, Christopher Reidy, Bree-Davidstown; 3, John Milne, Ferns.

Under-10 backstroke: 1, Stuart Vaughan, Glynn-Barntown; 2, Ross O'Loughlin, Gorey; 3, Rory Woodcock, Pierecestown-Murrintown.

Under-12 freestyle: 1, Gavin Sheehan, Tintern; 2, Adam Mahon, Glynn-Barntown; 3, William James Bolger, Ferns.

Under-12 backstroke: 1, Mel Swords, Oulart; 2, Billy O'Neill, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown.

Under-12 breaststroke: 1, Simon Curran, Piercestown-Murrintown; 2, Seán Reck, Castlebridge-Crossabeg; 3, Conor Mahoney, Glynn-Barntown.

Under-14 freestyle: 1, Neil Beaver, Glynn-Barntown; 2, Paul Teal, Ballycanew; 3, Ryan Daly, Gorey.

Under-14 backstroke: 1, Eoghan Mahon, Glynn-Barntown; 2, Paul Fitzgerald, Oulart.

Under-14 breaststroke: 1, Matthew Arthur, GlynnBarntown; 2, James Meier, Glynn-Barntown; 3, Bill Milne, Ferns.

Under-14 butterfly: 1, Matthew Long, Gorey; 2, Andrew French, Newbawn-Raheen.

Under-16 freestyle: 1, Cameron Steel, Glynn-Barntown; 2, James Teal, Ballycanew; 3, Kevin Neiland, Glynn-Barntown.

Under-16 backstroke: 1, Michael Feeney, Castlebridge-Crossabeg; 2, Seán Maher, Glynn-Barntown.

Under-16 butterfly: 1, Darragh Allen, Glynn-Barntown; 2, Corey Mahon, Glynn-Barntown.

Under-13 squad: 1, Glynn-Barntown; 2, PiercestownMurrintown.

Under-16 squad: 1, Glynn-Barntown.


Wexford Community Games wish to extend their sincere sympathies to the family of the late Seán Walsh, Ballinaberney, Kilrush, who lost his life in a swimming accident near his home recently. Only son of Pat and Martina, he is also survived by his four sisters and extended family members.

Seán was a popular sports lad in the community and his dad is the Chairman of the KilrushAskamore Community Games Area. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. R.I.P.


A reminder to the volleyball (Glynn-Barntown) and mini-rugby (Gorey) team managers that panel sheets and birth certs. and photos of all team players and managers should be forwarded to Barbara Kehoe, Tomfarney, Clonroche, by May 4.


A reminder to all team managers that panel sheets must be forwarded to Barbara Kehoe three days before you play your first game. This rule is now being strictly adhered to and teams not complying will find themselves being disqualified.


Sunday, May 8: hardcourt tennis finals in Gorey.

Sunday, May 8: county skittles (Under12/14/16) in Bree.

Wednesday, May 11: county soccer finals for boys and girls Under-12.

Thursday, May 12: county Under-15 girls' soccer final.

Saturday, May 14: county outdoor team finals in Glynn. A reminder to team managers that birth certs. must be available on the day.

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