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Thursday 19 September 2019

Time to congratulate all those who tasted victory

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Monageer horseshoe team who claimed the Division 1 Horseshoe League crown. From the back, left to right, Walter Christopher, Mikie Sunderland, John Joe Byrne. Front, from left to right, Wally Dempsey, Brendan Earle and Michael Sunderland. Brendan Earle and John Joe Byrne also won the doubles
Monageer horseshoe team who claimed the Division 1 Horseshoe League crown. From the back, left to right, Walter Christopher, Mikie Sunderland, John Joe Byrne. Front, from left to right, Wally Dempsey, Brendan Earle and Michael Sunderland. Brendan Earle and John Joe Byrne also won the doubles

The Horseshoe year is over, and now it's time to congratulate those who have had a good year, especially all our winners and runners-up.

Here's the list of winners from Wexford for 2016 -

Singles events: Wexford Division 1, Michael Redmond (Woodsmen); Wexford Division 2, Nigel O'Toole (Vinegar Hill); All-Ireland Division 1, Paddy Connors (Woodsmen).

Doubles events: Wexford Division 1, John Joe Byrne and Brendan Earle (Monageer); Wexford Division 2, Nigel O'Toole and Paul Farnan (Vinegar Hill); National Ploughing Championship, Paddy Connors and Phil Mahon (Woodsmen); international doubles, Michael Redmond and Paddy Connors (Woodsmen).

Team events: county championship Division 1, The Woodsmen; county championship Division 2, Monart; Leinster Open Division 1, The Woodsmen; Leinster Open Division 2, Monart; Wexford League Division 1, Monageer; Wexford League Division 2, Doran's Bridge.

It was a good year for the Woodsmen, with two of their players taking the All-Ireland and Wexford singles titles respectively.

Special mention to Paddy Connors for his first All-Ireland singles - some would say it was long overdue.

The Woodsmen also had many team successess this year. However, Monageer will be happy with the league title and a Wexford doubles title for the year.

In Division 2, Nigel O'Toole ruled the roost, with a singles and doubles win which is a rare occurrence.

It was a good year for Monart, who did however miss out on the league to Doran's Bridge.

A lot of different teams achieved success in County Wexford over the year.

Turkey winners list: John Joe Byrne, three; Denis Larkin Snr. and Kieran O'Brien, two each; Eddie Larkin, Denis Larkin Jnr., Wally Dempsey and John Kehoe, one each.

Chicken winners: Walter Christopher, three; John Kehoe, John Joe Byrne and Tom Rossiter, two each; Wally Dempsey and Jim Cogley, one each.

There will be a County Board meeting in Ferns on Wednesday, December 14, at 8 p.m.

The Monageer Horseshoe Club Christmas draw will take place outside of Dunnes Stores, Enniscorthy, at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, December 17.

For any major events omitted, please contact John Joe and they will be added next week.

Wexford People

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