Tuesday 22 October 2019


Wayne Breen (Starlghts) and Conor Sutton (Blackwater)
Wayne Breen (Starlghts) and Conor Sutton (Blackwater)

THE Under-10 girls played Blackwater in a very entertaining game and won by 4-3 to 2-6. Their next game is at home to Ballyhogue this evening (July 15).

The improvement in the girls can be seen with every match. Training is on every Wednesday from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. and new players are always welcome.

Team: Jasmine Gore, Abby Furlong, Eabha Carty, Sophie Gulliver, Gráinne Allen (3-2), Rachel Furlong (1-1), Sarah Murphy, Eabha Crowley, Emily Dempsey, Maria Fortune.

Jasmine played in goal for the first-half and Emily went between the posts for the second period.

Hard luck to the Juniors who were well beaten in the All-County League final by Adamstown on Sunday week last.

Condolences from the club to the Murphy family on the death of Jimmy, a former playing stalwart.

Congrats to Lee Chin and all the Wexford Senior hurling team on their incredible win over Clare last weekend.

Well done to Juniors who beat OLI to make it three wins out of three in the championship. Next up is Adamstown and the lads will be looking for revenge following the league final defeat.

With adult championship games likely to be played in the next few weeks it is important that everyone makes it out to the field. Adult training continues tonight (Tuesday) at 7 p.m.

The Minors lost to St. Martin's on Friday last in the championship on a scoreline of 4-11 to 0-7, while a much-depleted Under-14 team suffered defeat to the Piercestown lads on Sunday morning on a 4-9 to 0-9 scoreline.

The Under-10 boys played two games against Glynn-Barntown on Wednesday last in the Kent League. The 'A' squad lost out in a high-scoring game by 8-6 to 7-4 but the 'B' squad won by 1-6 to 2-2. We'd like to thank Conor Halligan and Ciarán Kirwan for refereeing.

Our Under-12 boys had two resounding wins over the Starlights on Saturday morning on scorelines of 9-7 to 1-3 and 11-5 to 4-6.

Congratulations to the Under-14 girls who beat Glynn-Barntown on Friday night by 5-13 to 0-9 and have now qualified for the shield semi-final.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Ian Donohue who snapped his achilles playing the 'foreign game' recently!

Congrats to Marian Roice and Alan Keeling who both celebrated 'significant' birthdays last weekend.


Last week was a busy and successful one, with the Seniors winning over Ferns St. Aidan's by 9-21 to 1-4. Well done to all, and the next championship game is Monday, July 21, away to Glynn-Barntown at 7.30 p.m.

Well done to our Under-14 team which had a victory over Oylegate-Glenbrien on Monday last in Oylegate by 2-12 to 0-1.

Team: Hannah Hearne; Alison Doyle, Caitlin Carroll, Abbie Devereux; Caitríona Kinsella, Chloe Mythen, Sarah Whelan; Sarah Harding-Kenny (0-2), Molly Byrne; Ailis Neville (0-1), Mikaela Lanigan (1-5, 0-3 frees), Aine Fitzgerald (0-1); Ciara Banville, Lauren Murphy (1-3), Andrea Fielding. Subs. - Becky Halligan for Whelan, Catie Byrne for Doyle, Aoibhe Murphy for Fielding, Nicole Harding-Kenny for Fitzgerald. Aoife Fielding was injured and Aoife Doyle was on holidays. The back fixture against St. Martin's will be at home on August 4, and the league semi-final will take place on August 18t.

Well done to the Under-10 team of Lucy Roche, Grace Harding-Kenny, Sophie and Rachel Denby, Rebecca Fanning, Eimear Flanagan, Danielle O'Leary, Clara O'Leary, Muireann Lanigan and Emma Flynn on their victory over Monageer-Boolavogue on Tuesday evening last in Monageer by 2-1 to 0-1. The mentors were delighted, and their next game will be at home to Oylegate-Glenbrien on August 5.

Cúl Camps took place in Hollymount last week and 22 girls participated: Mia Denton, Caolinn Gately, Siúin Gately, Sophie Whelan, Amy Cullen, Aoife Cullen, Ava McCormack, Lucy McCormack, Labhaoise Farrell, Katie Feeney, Amie Cooling, Lucy Roche, Orlaith Hearne, Bronagh Hearne, Niamh Hearne, Ellie Roche, Chloe Whelan, Muireann Lanigan, Zara and Anna Corrigan, Rachel and Nicole Casey, Kitty Roche. The girls and boys really enjoyed the fun and games and skills. The highlight of the week of course was meeting Lee Chin from the county Senior team and George O'Connor.

Congratulations to the Under-12 Blue team which had a win over Kilrush Navy on Wednesday last in Kilrush by 3-3 to 2-1, and also the Red team was successful over Oylegate on Friday evening by 2-1 to 0-4. Well done to all, and training continues every Monday from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

Hard luck to our Junior 'C' team which lost out to Fethard by 3-6 to 1-1 on Tuesday evening last, and well done to the Intermediates who collected their first point of the championship with a 2-4 to 1-7 draw away to Naomh Eanna on Sunday week last.

Congratulations to the following winners of free club tops as a result of their fundraising efforts in the recent camógathon: Under-8, Chloe Whela; Under-10, Niamh Hearne; Under-12, Sophie Byrne; Under-14, Caitlin Carroll; Under-16, Siobhán Doolan; Under-18, Chloe Mahon; adult, Therese Sheil. We thank all for your generous support.


The lotto jackpot is €12,000 and last week's numbers were 1, 4, 12, 21 and bonus 33. Match three winners who won €125 each were Paul Murphy and Tara Farrell.

Results - Minor hurling: Oylegate Glenbrien 3-13, Forth and Bargy Gaels 1-10.

Under-14 hurling: Our Lady's Island 6-16, St. Mary's 3-3 (Reece Broaders 1-2, Kevin Power 1-1, Cian Byrne 1-0).

Under-8 hurling: Our Under-8s hosted Kilmore in an exciting hurling encounter. Both teams played very well! Well done boys.

Minor hurling: Forth and Bargy Gaels lost to Taghmon-Camross in Ballymore. Sam Berry was injured during the game and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Under-10 football Kent Cup first round: we fielded two teams against Kilmore. Our Under-10s lost but our Under-9s came away victorious.

Fixtures: July 15, Under-12 football, Our Ladys Island v. St. Mary's, 7.30 p.m.; July 16, Minor football, Forth and Bargy Gaels v. Crossabeg-Ballymurn, 7.30 p.m.; July 17, Under-14 football, St. Mary's v. Kilmore, 7.30 p.m.; July 18, Under-10 football, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown v. St. Mary's, 7 p.m.; July 19, Under-8 football, St. Mary's v. St. Anne's, 11 a.m.

Congrats go to the Wexford Senior camogie team on a great win in Wexford Park against Cork. Wexford were the better team and came away winners on a 2-14 to 1-11 scoreline.

Our Senior footballers finished their 2014 campaign in Wexford Park where they lost by a point to Laois in a very close encounter. Our clubman Tiarnan Rossiter started at wing-back and played very well.

Congrats to the Wexford Under-21 hurlers who retained their Leinster title in Parnell Park on Wednesday evening against Dublin, a great achievement to do two-in-a-row.

The annual club golf classic will be held in Rosslare Golf Club on Friday, August 29. More details will follow in the coming weeks.


Our Minor hurlers are back on track to qualify for the knockout stages of the championship. After a disappointing loss to Buffers Alley the previous week, the lads delivered a strong team performance to overcome reigning champions Rapparees by 0-15 to 0-11. In a tight, physical game no more than two points separated the sides until Glynn-Barntown pulled away in the final five minutes.

Congratulations to Mark Fanning and Gary Moore on their notable performances in Wexford victories last week over Clare and in the Under-21 Leinster final.

Great credit is due to our Under-14 camogie players who defeated Bunclody on Monday last with a fine six-point win.

Our Under-12s were unlucky against Bunclody. Hard luck girls but well done on a super season so far.

Hard luck to the Seniors who suffered a heavy defeat against Oulart but have rallied and are ready for the next round Monday night away to Rathnure.

A super afternoon was had in Killurin at the Under-8 blitz. Credit to John, his mentors and all parents who helped it run so smoothly.

Clodagh Jackman was flying the flag for the club as part of the Under-16 Co. camogie outfit which drew against Limerick on Saturday last.

The Glynn-Barntown Golf Classic takes place in Rosslare on Friday next, July 18, and there are still tee-times available. Contact Suzanne Goff (087-2211641).

Also on Friday night a cabaret will be held in Declan's in aid of The Hope Centre in Enniscorthy. Please support this worthy cause.


Our lotto numbers drawn last week were 11, 17, 19 and 24. There was no jackpot winner so the jackpot for this week stands at €12,950. The draw takes place in Loch and Quay at 9.15 p.m. Tickets are available on the night or from any committee member.

Please note changes in training times: Minor and Under-16 hurling, Monday 7 p.m., and football, Thursday 7 p.m., in Páirc Charman; Under-14 football, Friday 6-7 p.m., and hurling, Tuesday 6-7 p.m., in Páirc Charman; Under-12 hurling, Monday 6-7 p.m., and football, Wednesday 6-7 p.m., in Páirc Charman; Under-10 hurling and football, Monday and Thursday 6-7 p.m., in Páirc Charman; ladies' training, Wednesday 7-8 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

Fixtures: Wednesday, Under- ladies away to Taghmon; Friday, Mná Loch Garman Minors v. St. Martin's at 7 p.m. in Coolcotts; Under-12 football, Tuesday 7.30 p.m.; Minor football v. Bannow-Ballymitty, Wednesday 7.30 p.m.; Under-14 football v. St. Anne's, Thursday 7.30 p.m., all at home.

Hard luck to both our Under-16 boys and girls who were defeated in their matches during the week. There was a great win for the Junior 'A' team on Friday last over St. Fintan's.

Well done to Niamh Butler and the Wexford ladies' football team on their great win on Sunday. Congratulations to the Wexford Senior hurlers on their epic win versus Clare on Saturday evening in Wexford Park. Loch Garman Abú!

Well done to the Under-14 footballers from the club who travelled to Kerry on Thursday last to take part in Comortas Peil John Egan. After topping their group, they bowed out of the Division 1 competition at the semi-final stage to a very strong side from London. The boys and mentors Paul McMahon and Darragh O'Leary were generously hosted by the Moyvane/Tarbert club and had a great few days in the KIngdom.


On Wednesday evening, our Under-10 footballers played St. John's Volunteers in the first round of the Kent Cup in Coolcotts in what was a very entertaining game. There was little between the teams up until the last ten minutes when Clonard pulled away to win by ten points. Well done guys! The final score was Clonard 7-11, St. John's Volunteers 7-1.

Team: Kian Roche, Emer O'Connor, Adam Kavanagh, Luka Duraku (1-0), Ryan Curran (2-2), Mark Tormey (1-4), Jessie Dempsey (0-3), Jamie Nolan (2-1), Nicky Kemp (1-0).

On Friday night our Under-10 hurlers played Taghmon in the county league but were not so lucky. They were beaten on a score of 7-1 to 4-6.

Team: Kian Roche, Emer O'Connor, Adam Kavanagh, Rory Gilbert, Ryan Curran (2-1), Mark Tormey (1-2), Jessie Dempsey (1-1), Barry Curran (0-1) , Nicky Kemp (0-1). Hard luck guys.

Fixtures: tonight Tueday the Under-12s play Oylegate in football at 7.30 p.m. in Clonard; Wednesday, Minors v. St. Anne's in football at 7.30 p.m. in Rathangan; Thursday, Under-14s v. Adamstown in football at 7.30 p.m. in Clonard; Friday, Under-10s v. Kilmore in football at 7 p.m. in Kilmore; Saturday, Under-8s v. Volunteers in football 11 a.m. in Páirc Charman; and Monday, July 21, Under-16s v. Clongeen in football at 7.30 p.m. in Clonard.

Our summer Cúl Camp is starting to fill up fast so make sure your child's place is booked. Each child will get a discount of €20 subsidised by our club. The camp will run from Monday, July 28, to Friday, August 1. It will be a fun-filled week with lots of activities, not to be missed. Call Mary (087-9967925) for further information.


Our Under-9 and -10 hurlers played two great games on Friday night in Gorey against Naomh Éanna and the level of skill, energy and enthusiasm on display by both teams was a credit to their coaches and parents. Yesterday was a huge day for our Under-8 boys as they had the privilege to play in Croke Park. About 35 children and twice that number of supporters travelled for the boys' match against Dunnamaggin of Kilkenny and we look forward to reporting on it in more detail next week.

Our Under-14 footballers had a good win against Sarsfields in Piercestown on Sunday morning. The boys scored some good goals and Mathew Duffy was excellent in goal for us. Also in Piercestown, our Under-16 hurlers played Ferns on Saturday morning in what proved to be a fairly one-sided win for the lads.

It's a cause of great delight for the whole club to see Mossy Waters back training, a full year after his terrible cruciate injury while playing for Wexford in Thurles against Clare. We wish him well as he gets his match fitness back and we hope to see him wearing club and county colours before long. His Senior hurling colleagues travelled to Dungarvan on Friday night for a challenge match against Blackrock of Cork and came away with a good win by 3-21 to 3-16.

Our Under-16 girls' footballers had a fine win on Wednesday last in Taghmon where they beat Munn Abban Gaels in the championship by 3-5 to 1-7. The Intermediate team, meanwhile, play away in Gusserane tonight, hoping to build on their great win in the last round against Clongeen.

Massive congratulations to our Senior camogie manager, J.J. Doyle, who in his other role as manager of the county Under-21 hurling team guided the lads to retaining their Leinster title. Well done in particular to the club reps. on the team, Jack O'Connor and Luke White. A pat on the back also to Tomás Codd who is a key part of the management team with the county Senior hurlers, and to Willie Devereux who came on during the hectic extra-time period in Wexford Park on Saturday night.

On the camogie side of things, our Under-8 girls took part in a blitz in Glynn-Barntown on Saturday last. We fielded two teams of ten, played four matches and a great day was had by all. Our Under-10s had mixed luck last week with one team winning in Taghmon and the other team losing out to Kilmore.

The Under-16s play in Craanford in the next round of their championship on Wednesday while, with a game in hand, our Under-14s secured a place in the league semi-final having had a comfortable win over Oulart-The Ballagh. Our second team played Blackwater Under-14s and whilst they lost the game, a lot of Under-12s played and this experience will stand to them when they are actually Under-14! The Under-12 girls lost out to Oulart-The Ballagh last week but overall they are a balanced team and improving all the time.

Preparations are ongoing for our Senior and Intermediate teams' third round of group games, with the Seniors at home to Oylegate on Monday, July 21, and the Intermediates away to Blackwater on July 22.

The club is well represented on the county Under-14 team (eleven girls in all!), and they took part in a blitz in Dublin on Saturday. While they didn't come away with silverware it's a huge achievement to represent your club on the inter-county scene so well done to all.


Well done to the 28 boys who togged out for the Shels Under-8s and Under-7s last week in Blackwater. This was a brilliant turn-out, and thanks to all the parents who bring their boys to represent the Shelmaliers. They all played with skill and determination and were a credit to their club. Keep up the practice at home boys, as skills stay sharp with a bit of practice every day.

Our Under-12 hurlers made the short trip to Blackwater to play a back fixture. Blackwater had the advantage at the break with two goals to Shels' one point. Shels turned up their game and in the last 15 minutes they had most of the play but it was one of those nights where things just did not go right for Shels despite the fact all of them played their hearts out.

The lads can be well proud of themselves as they never gave up right until the final whistle. They tried to get the win, scoring four goals and David Doyle in the goal made excellent saves, but unfortunately they got beaten by just one goal, so we go back to training on Thursday night to get ready for next week. Well done boys, keep up the great work.

The Under-14s played an exciting match on Thursday against Liam Mellows. A super goal by Tom Keavney helped Shels off to a great start but a goal for Liam Mellows on full time gave them a flattering eight-point victory. Well done to all.

The Under-16 hurlers had a great win Sunday morning on their visit to Mount Leinster Rangers. Buffers Alley proved too strong Tuesday evening, accounting for the Minor hurlers by 2-11 to 0-12.

Our Junior footballers went down by 3-7 to 0-6 when they met Volunteers in Piercestown on Sunday last.

Well done to the Under-21 hurling Wexford team on winning Leinster after beating Dublin in Parnell Park on Wednesday last. Shels have two representatives on the panel, Simon Donohoe, Curracloe, and James Cash, Screen.

Special thanks to Lee Chin who paid an extra-long visit to Shels Cúl Camp in Hollymount on Tuesday and to George O'Connor who attended on Wednesday. All the children had a great time, and thanks to all concerned.

Coiste na nOg fixtures: Tuesday, July 15, Under-14 footballers home to Blackwater at 7.30 p.m. and Under-12 footballers away to Ballyhogue at 7.30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 16, Minor footballers home to Gusserane at 7.30 p.m.

There was no lotto jackpot winner on July 7. Numbers were 7, 10, 16 and 26. Four match threes were Mick and Clive, John Murphy, Brian Quirke and Sharon Drennan, each receiving €50. The next jackpot is €15,000.


The Under-10s played their first game of the Kent Stainless competition on Wednesday evening last against Clongeen.

They are now out against Geraldine O'Hanrahans on Wednesday in Taghmon at 6.45 p.m. in the same competition.

They also have been out in hurling where they put in a great team performance to win against Clonard.

The Under-12s have played Cloughbawn in hurling and are to play Clongeen on Tuesday in Clongeen at 7.30 p.m. Good luck boys.

Congratulations once again to Mark Doyle who captured the Under-11 doubles one-wall national title in Mayo last weekend, beating a Galway pairing in the final.

They played some very tough matches on their way to the final. After getting through the group stages they played a tough pairing from Clare in the quarter-finals, and then Kilkenny in the semi-final.

They then had to step up to the mark to show all their skill and determination to beat the strong Galway pairing in the final.

This is a record-breaking win as they are the first ever to win the national 40 x 20 title and this one-wall national title in the same age group and year, so they are in the record books already.

Congratulations Mark!

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