SARSFIELDS -- Well done to the Minors who beat Crossabeg-Ballymurn by 2-6 to 2-3 in the Jim Byrne Cup replay in Páirc Charman on Sunday last. They will now meet Starlights away in the quarter-final on Sunday week.
Best wishes to Tony Dempsey, Noel Murphy, James Bridges and physical trainer Mike Byrne who will take charge of the Senior team for the forthcoming season.
The following officers were elected at the A.G.M. in the clubhouse on Sunday week last: Presidents, Eddie Pender and Jim Roice; Vice-Presidents, Dan Harrington and Liz Crowley; Chairman, Killian Duignan; Vice-Chairman, Enda Whelan; Secretary, Kevin Carty; Treasurer, Billy Dodd; Assistant Treasurer, Catherine Furlong; P.R.O., Alan Aherne; Children's Officer, Melanie Carroll; Irish officer, David Gannon; Registrar, Kevin Carty; A.S.A.P. Officer, Theresa Walsh; County Board and District rep., Pat Furlong; Ladies' Secretary, Monica Halligan; Coiste na nOg Chairman, Brian Furlong; Coiste na nOg Secretary, Philip Cullen; Committee: Martin Bergin, Frank Clancy, John Clancy, Susan Clancy, Damien Dempsey, Micheál Doyle, Nicky Doyle, Peter Grannell, Naomi Furlong, Ger Halligan, Paul Harrington, Tadhg O Corcora, Seán Pailing, James Roice, Jim Roice, Marian Roice, Philip Twomey, Lee Walker, James Whelan; Coiste na nOg committee: Philip Murphy, Philip Twomey, Monica Halligan, Nicky Doyle, Micheál Doyle, Brendan Ennis.
Congratulations to club members Linzi Lanigan and Katie Lacey and their Loreto team colleagues who won the Leinster Senior 'B' final on Saturday last against Castlecomer (Kilkenny) by 0-12 to 0-3 in Carlow.
Congratulations also to our club members who put on a great performance in the Leinster final of Scór na nOg on Saturday last in the Erin's Isle clubhouse, Finglas. The group were highly praised by the judges on their performance, and they were extremely unlucky to be narrowly beaten by a team from Westmeath.
Well done also to their mentors Pat Whelan, Seamus Murphy, Sharon Murphy (make-up and hair), Sharon Drennan (costumes), and chief organiser Denise Feeney, and to all who helped in any way to make this such a success.
Don't forget the Shelmalier Cultural Club will commence tonight (Tuesday) in Hollymount. Catherine Roche (087-0533952) will look after flute and tin whistle lessons with beginners from 6-6.30 p.m. and advanced musicians from 6.30-7 p.m. at a cost of €5 per person.
Margo Murphy (087-6569045) will teach Irish dancing at a cost of €7 per child. It is a fantastic opportunity for our children and teenagers, and all are welcome. Chief organiser Denise Feeney would also welcome assistance from anyone who can play or teach other instruments and might be willing to help.
Our Senior and Under-18 medals will be presented by national President Aileen Lawlor on Saturday, February 1, at 8.30 p.m. in Hotel Curracloe. Keep the date in your diary, and further details will follow next week.
If you haven't already done so, get voting for the Glen Fuels awards. Kate Kelly is shortlisted for the camogie player of the year, while Clara Donnelly and Brian Malone are nominated in the ladies' football and Senior football categories. Please log onto the Glen Fuels website and get in your votes.
Under the new national system, an individual membership fee is now in force, and as a result of these changes our new membership is as follows: adult player, €80; players 16 to 18, €40; players Under-16, €30; non-players, €30. Our registration night date will be advised in due course.
The following mentors were ratified at the first committee meeting in Hotel Curracloe on Thursday last: Under-8, Catherine Roche (manager), Anne-Marie Kelly, Megan Murphy, Katie Lacey, Rebecca Corrigan; Under-10, Austin and Emma Hearne (managers), Linzi Lanigan, Colm Tynan, Stanley O'Leary, Sheila Roche, Paddy Campbell; Under-12, Tom Tynan (manager), Angie Kinsella, Trish Fielding, John Banville; Under-14, Mick Lanigan (manager), Emma Carroll, Mag Murphy; Under-16, John Harding (manager), Mick Lanigan, Mary O'Leary; Junior 'C', Alan Aherne (manager), Fionnuala Hearne, Kathleen Dooley, Mick Mahon.
The Senior, Intermediate and Under-18 mentors will be ratified at the next committee meeting.
Astro turf training is as follows from this week: Under-16, Monday, 7 to 8 p.m.; Under-14, Monday, 8 to 9 p.m.; Under-8, Wednesday, 6 to 7 p.m.; Under-14, Thursday, 8 to 9 p.m.; Under-10 and Under-12 training times to be advised.
Coaching Officer Martin Doyle informs us that Castlebridge National School will begin their training under Hurling 365 on Thursday, January 23, from 4.30 to 5.30 p.m. under the guidance of Amanda Bolger, with her programme concentrating on first, second and third classess. Curracloe school will be ready to start soon, and details will be advised along with Screen school.
The annual Easter camp will run from April 22 to 24 as a joint venture with Coiste na nOg, while our second camógathon is on Monday, June 2, so don't forget when booking your holidays!
The full administrative structure of the club for 2014 is: Patrons, Fr. Walter Forde and Fr. Denis Kelly; Presidents, Eileen O'Leary, Seán and Peggie Kelly, John Furlong, Theresa Kehoe, Bessie Banville; Chairperson, Alan Aherne; Vice-Chairperson, Kate Kelly; Secretary, Sinéad Kelly; Assistant Secretaries, Ciara Donohoe and Niamh Potter; Treasurer, Mairéad Potter; P.R.O., Trish Fielding; Adult Registrar, Fionnuala Hearne; Under-Age Registrar, Dot Byrne; County Board delegates, Alan Aherne and John Kelly; Shelmalier management delegate, Alan Aherne; Children's Officer, Siobhán McMahon; Designated Person, Emma Hearne; Committee: all team managers plus Therese Sheil, Gary Potter, John Kelly, Peggie Kelly, Mary O'Leary, Aine Lacey, Michelle Harding, Mag Kelly, Mick Mahon, Martin Doyle.
Best of luck to the Presentation Secondary School who will take on Coláiste Bríde (Enniscorthy) in the Leinster Junior 'B' final in Oylegate on Saturday next at 12 noon. Our club members, Niamh Walsh (captain), Shauna Kelly and Sarah Harding-Kenny will be playing, while Chloe Mahon, Aoife Fielding and Lauren Murphy are members of the squad.
Lotto numbers last week were 9, 14, 27 and 29. There was no jackpot winner and one match three winner, Paul Kavanagh. Next week's jackpot is €10,800.
The Penny Bank collections have now started in Ballymurn Hall at 8.45 p.m. on Saturday and 10.30 a.m. Sunday.
Clonard ladies will hold their Annual General Meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. in the Shamrock room in Clonard Community Centre. We would like to invite all our members, parents and supporters to join us.
We would ask anyone who would like to become involved with coaching or help out with our management team to please come along on Tuesday to have a chat to our mentors.
A Senior/Minor (Mná Loch Garman) team meeting will be held on Friday at 7.30 p.m. in Clonard Community Centre to kick-start our season, and 100% attendance is expected.
The very best of luck to all our girls who are attending county trials at the moment at the Under-14, Under-16, Minor and Senior levels.
Congratulations to Niamh Butler who successful earned her well-deserved place on the Leinster schools team, and best of luck with your blitz on Saturday in Mullingar.
The second of the Clonard G.A.A. club annual confined draws will take place on Friday, January 31. To anyone who has already supported the draw, thank you, or if you would like to buy tickets for the remaining three draws please contact the club phone (085-1397986). Denise and Suzanne had the €500 winner, Sandra Meyler, Kennedy Park, in the first draw.
The Senior ladies would like to congratulate their team-mate and Under-10 manager Kirsty Hynds on the recent birth of her beautiful baby girl, Sophie. We are all very much looking forward to meeting our newest supporter.
All new training times and information on managers will be available next week after our A.G.M. Keep up to date with us on Facebook or www.clonardladiesgfc.ie
Shelmaliers beat Glynn-Barntown in the quarter-final of the Jim Byrne Cup and will now meet St. Martin's in the semi-final in two weeks' time.
Training for the white collar boxing event between Shelmaliers and Blackwater is going well. Tickets will be available in the parish over the coming days. Be sure to purchase early as there will be a big demand. The event is on February 21 in Whites Hotel and tickets are €15.
Training for Under-7 and Under-8 boys, born in 2006-'07, is on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. indoors in Hollymount. Bring a hurl, helmet, gumshield and wear runners. Also bring €2 for the lights please.
The Under-10s have training every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. on the astro turf indoors. It's €2 and all are welcome.
Let's get behind our club nominees, Brian Malone (Senior football), Kate Kelly (camogie) and Clara Donnelly (ladies' football) in the Glen Fuels awards. Voteon line now.
There was no lotto jackpot winner in the draw on January 13. Numbers drawn were 10, 18, 23 and 25. One match three winner, Penny Kirwan, receives €200. Last night's jackpot was €12,400.
Congratulations to the Shelmalier Scór na nOg drama team of Anna Whelan, Aoife Hearne, Ciara McMahon, Sarah Doyle, Nicole Pierce, Sarah Whelan and Aisling Feeney who put on a magnificent performance in the Leinster final which took place In Erin's Isle club in Dublin on Saturday last.
The group were highly praised by the judges for their performance and they were extremely unlucky to be narrowly beaten by a team from Westmeath. This was a great achievement by all concerned as it was the first year in a long time since the club entered this competition. A special word of thanks to team mentor Pat Whelan, Scór organisers Denise Feeney and Mary Rose Newman, and to all the parents and supporter who travelled to Dublin.
The Shelmalier G.A.A. club is forever endeavouring to broaden the scope of our community-based activities which take place in Hollymount, so we are pleased to announce the formation of a new Shelmalier culture club which will begin in Hollymount this Tuesday (January 21) with lessons in Irish music and Irish dancing.
Following the enormous success of the Shelmalier Badminton Club and the Shelmalier Walking Club, we eagerly look forward to this new club.
Flute and tin whistle lessons are from 6 to 6.30 p.m. for beginners and 6.30 to 7 p.m. for advanced lessons, and Irish dancing lessons will begin at 6 p.m. Contact Denise Feeney.
Training for our under-age players resumes this week in St. Joseph's Community Centre. Training for our Under-12s and Under-14s is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Training for our Under-10s, Under-8s and Under-6s is every Saturday from 12 noon until 1 p.m.
New members are always welcome. For further information contact Craig Kinsella (087-2781811) or Wesley Kinsella (086-3723898).
Our adult teams resume training this Saturday at 8 a.m. in Whiterock. Training is also on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Whiterock.
All players, Junior and Intermediate, are expected to attend. For any queries on adult training, contact Wayne Rogan (087-2819024).