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Saturday 23 August 2014

GAA round-up

Published 15/04/2014 | 05:38

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Conor Firman

Best wishes to our two adult teams as they begin their championship campaigns over the weekend. The Seniors meet St. Fintan's in Taghmon on Friday at 8.30 p.m. while the Juniors play host to Horeswood on Sunday at 5.30 p.m.

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The Junior line-up in the recent 2-12 to 2-8 league win over Ballyhogue was: Stephen Gannon, Gavin O'Connor, Adam Roche; Ryan Walsh, David Gannon, Colm Heffernan; Colm O Corcora, Ciarán Byrne; Ben O'Brien (0-3), Bobby Clancy (0-2), Colin Bent (1-0); Paul Gannon (1-0), Jack Ennis (0-7), John Clancy.

Hard luck to our Under-14 girls who qualified for the Shield semi-final at the Féile in Mersheen on Sunday last and were unlucky to be beaten narrowly by town rivals Clonard.

ST. IBAR'S/SHELMALIER

Best of luck to two of our under-age teams, all set for championship action this week. The Under-16s travel to Rathnure on Wednesday (7 p.m.) while the Under-18s are at home to Oylegate-Glenbrien on Friday at a time to be confirmed.

Hard luck to the Intermediates who lost their league opener to Blackwater in Hollymount on Friday last on a 3-7 to 0-7 scoreline. Two challenge games were played at the same venue on Sunday evening, with the Seniors beating Buffers Alley by 2-9 to 2-6 while a combination of mostly Under-18s with a few more 'mature' players recorded a 4-7 to 1-2 victory over Faythe Harriers who are fielding an adult team for the first time in many years.

Well done to the 16 Under-10 girls who participated in their second cluster blitz in Kilmore on Saturday last against St. Martin's, St. Anne's and Kilmore.

CLONARD

On Saturday last our Intermediate team played Davidstown-Courtnacuddy in the All-County Football League and were well beaten. On Friday evening next, April 18, they take on Naomh-Eanna in the first round of the Intermediate championship in Oulart at 7 p.m. Training for Intermediate is this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the field.

Our Minor hurlers play Duffry Rovers in Division 2 on Wednesday in Coolcotts pitch at 7 p.m. Outdoor training for Under-12s is tonight (Tuesday) and Thursday at 6.30 p.m. Indoor training for under-age continues tonight (April 15) in St. Peter's College sports complex. Times for Under-6s and Under-8s are 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Well done to the C.B.S. Juvenile hurling team and our Under-14 player Cian O'Connor on getting into the South Leinster 'C' final versus Scoil Aireagail (Ballyhale, Kilkenny) which they played on Wednesday last in O'Kennedy Park, New Ross.

The game unfortunately just didn't go the way they wanted. They had plenty of opportunities but it just wasn't to be, on the final whistle only two points down. C.B.S. have some great hurlers for future games, as they put on a finedisplay of hurling. Well done to all the team and to the coaches, Donal Howlin, Fr. Brian Whelan and Willie Carley.

ST. JOSEPH'S

On Saturday evening our Intermediate team played out a thrilling draw with St. Mary's (Maudlintown) up on their new pitch in The Rocks. There was a huge crowd up there and a great atmosphere and we would like to compliment the Mary's on their fantastic new facility.

On Sunday morning our Junior team was beaten by Kilmore in the league. Training for our adult teams is on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6.30 p.m. in Whiterock.

Our Intermediate team begin their championship campaign this Sunday when they play Kilanerin at 6.30 p.m. in Ferns. Our Under-14s started their championship on Thursday last with a win against St. Mary's (Rosslare) in Whiterock. They are out again this Thursday when they play Buffers Alley at 7 p.m. in Monamolin. Our Under-12s play the Shelmaliers this Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Whiterock.

Model County Draw tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from any committee member. Our club reunion is taking place in the Talbot Hotel on Saturday, May 3.Tickets cost €25 and can be purchased from Wayne Rogan (087-2819024).

ST. JOHN'S VOLUNTEERS

Our lotto took place in Simon's Place last week. Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 14 and 21. There was no jackpot winner so the jackpot for this week stands at €11,000.

Training times: adults, football 8-9 p.m. Tuesday and hurling 8-9 p.m. Thursday, both in Peter's College; Minors, hurling Monday 6.45 p.m. in Peter's College and football Tuesday 5-6 p.m. in Páirc Charman; Under-16 hurling, Monday 6.45 p.m. and football strength and conditioning, Thursday 6 p.m., both in Peter's College; Under-14 football, Friday 7-8 p.m. in Peter's College; Under-12 football and hurling, Wednesday 6-7 p.m. in Peter's College; Under-10 football and hurling, Monday 6-7 p.m. for the next two weeks in Peter's College.

Well done to Dermot Moore, Josh McMahon, Cian Kehoe, Glenn Murphy and Richie Browne who where members of the Wexford team which won the All-Ireland handball championship recently. Some of these also won Leinster and All-Ireland singles and doubles also.

Hard luck to the boys on the C.B.S. Under-14 hurling team who lost the Leinster final last week.

Fixtures: Under-16 football, Monday, April 21,away to Naomh Eanna; Under-12 football starts on Tuesday, April 15, with a home fixture to Kilmore at 7 p.m.

The adult football championship starts Saturday, April 19, with the first team away to Shamrocks in Hollymount at 7 p.m. and the second team away to Duffry Rovers in Coolree on Sunday at 5.30 p.m. Please come and support all teams.

BLACKWATER

The Junior football championship begins this weekend when the lads take on Castletown on Sunday at 2 p.m. in Farmleigh.

The under-age also start their championship campaigns. On Tuesday the Under-12 footballers take on Craanford in Craanford. On Wednesday the Minor hurlers take on Liam Mellows in Blackwater at 7 p.m.

On Thursday the Féile Division 2 champions, the Under-14s, take on Taghmon-Camross in Blackwater at 7 p.m. They drew with Gusserane on Thursday last on a scoreline of 5-5 to 4-8. The lads were missing a few players as they were with the county soccer team.

The under-age club are looking for old helmets that are not used any more. If you have one lying around you can contact Denis on 087-4183050. It's for the Under-6 and Under-8 teams.

Congratulations to Jonathan Mooney and Nicola Roche on their marriage in Ballymurn Church on Friday last.

The adult club will be holding a quiz in aid of purchasing club gear on May 1 in the Blackwater Lodge Hotel starting at 8 p.m.

KILMORE

Thankfully the weather has improved and our pitches are playable again. Many thanks to Bridgetown V.C., Kilmore N.S. and Kilmore United who have given us the use of their facilities during the recent bad weather - it is greatly appreciated.

Coiste na nOg competitions are in full swing starting with football for the first two rounds - our Under-14s were defeated in their first game on Thursday by Réalt na Mara. Their next game is this Thursday away in New Ross.

Our Under-16s commenced their campaign last night (Monday) away to St. Pat's in Camolin (result next week). Our Under-12s commence today (Tuesday) away to Volunteers.

Under-8 and -10 hurling training continues on Sunday mornings.

Our best wishes go to Tom Byrne and Liam Shannon and all of the county Minor panel playing in the first round of the football championship on Saturday next.

There will be a Coiste na nOg meeting on Wednesday evening, April 16.

Model County Draw tickets are currently on sale and can be bought from any committee member. Your continued support is appreciated.

Our Junior 'B' footballers had a good win on Sunday morning last in their re-scheduled league game against St. Joseph's. The Junior 'B' District championship commences on April 29 against St. Martin's.

Best of luck to our Intermediate football team which commences its championship campaign against Glynn-Barntown on Easter Sunday, April 20, at 2 p.m. in Clongeen. Please come along and support.

GLYNN-BARNTOWN

Glynn-Barntown are county Strictly Club Dancing champions after Vincent and Cathy's great performance in the final. On the field our Intermediate footballers go into championship action on Sunday next at 2 p.m. in Clongeen against Kilmore.

The G.A.A. academy for all boys and girls in Junior infants class continues on Saturday morning next from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon at the hurling wall. Any gear requirements can be bought in the gear shop located in the clubhouse.

Our Under-16 girls start their championship campaign on Wednesday next v. Fethard in Glynn at 7 p.m. while the Under-18s take on Blackwater away in the championship Friday at 7 p.m. also. Please support the girls.

The disco on Tuesday in the clubhouse for first yrs and up from 8.30 to 11 p.m. is sold out. There is a disco Wednesday in the clubhouse for fourth, fifth and sixth classes from 8-10 p.m. Drop and collect at the door please.

Our Easter raffle takes place this Thursday, April 17, in Declan's. All tickets and monies are to be returned ASAP. All are welcome.

SHELMALIERS

A well-taken point from centre-forward Conor Byrne in the dying seconds after some fine teamwork was the decisive score between the Junior footballers and their Cushinstown counterparts recently. The sides were level on no fewer than nine occasions during the exciting encounter, with the home team winning by 1-10 to 0-12. Full-forward James Shiggins goaled in the first-half.

Team: Seán Byrne; Eoghan Fitzgerald, Donal Power, Cathal Gaule; Willie O'Shaughnessy, Conor Byrne, Kevin O'Leary; Ibar Murphy, Barry O'Connor; Eoin O'Leary, Conor Byrne, Neal Rossiter; James Shiggins, James Cash, Jack Murphy. Subs. - Chris Kehoe, Damian Doyle, Robbie Staples.

Aaron Murphy, Michael Feeney and Jody Donohoe were Shels' reps. on the Wexford Minor hurling team versus Dublin. Unfortunately Wexford lost and the next game is versus Meath. Jack Watters-Cosgrave represented Shelmaliers on the Co. Under-14 football panel.

Membership is now overdue. Please pay James Horan or Murt Hanrahan ASAP.

The championship gets under way this weekend with our Senior footballers meeting Starlights in Oylegate at 3.30 p.m. Easter Sunday, preceded by Kilanerin v. Fethard at 2 p.m. Our Juniors play Monageer on Easter Monday at 3.30 p.m. in Blackwater, preceded by Glynn-Barntown v. Crossabeg-Ballymurn at 2 p.m.

The under-age Easter hurling and camogie camp is from Tuesday to Thursday, April 22 to 24, a three-day camp for six- to 12-year-olds. It's €20 per child, and a family of three is €50.

Congratulations to Clara Donnelly who was award W.I.T. ladies' football player of the year at the W.I.T. G.A.A. awards in The Dome Bar. In a double celebration for the club, A.J. Lehane scooped the footballer of the year award also.

There was no lotto jackpot winner. Numbers were 4, 6, 13 and 18. Four match three winners were: Betty Moorehouse, Nicola Howlin, Simon and Ann Walsh and Mairéad Doyle. Last night's jackpot was €14,800.

CLONARD LADIES

Well done to our Under-14 girls who had a great day at Féile on Sunday at St. James' pitch. The girls played four games, won two and lost two, but secured their place in the Shield final after a very exciting semi-final against the Sarsfields. The girls were tired after playing a third game against St. James' but they dug deep and played with great heart for the last 30 minutes to secure the win.

A big thank you to all the girls, Collette and 'Scooper' and to all our supporters who travelled down to cheer the girls on. We will play the Starlights in the Shield final with the venue to be announced next week.

Another busy week is ahead for Clonard L.G.F.C. First up this week is our Under-12 team two which will play Glynn-Barntown on Thursday at home at 6 p.m., and the Under-12 team one will also play at home on Friday against St. Martin's at 6 p.m. Both teams please meet at the pitch at 5.30 p.m. sharp.

On Saturday our Senior team will play Ballyhogue away at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, April 23, the Minor girls Mná Loch Garman will play at home against St. Martin's at 7 p.m. Girls, please meet at the pitch for 6.15 p.m. sharp, and all teams please bring €2 subs for the referree.

Training times for Minor and women are Tuesday at 7 p.m., Under-12 and Gaelic4Girls Wednesday 5.45-6.45 p.m., Under-14 and Under-16 Wednesday at 7-8 p.m. Gumshields must be worn by all our Under-18 players for all training sessions and games.

A registration/parents' night will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday from 5.45-7 p.m. All new players who wish to play in games this week must be registered ASAP.

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