Thursday 14 December 2017


Fixtures: Tuesday, July 29, Junior 'C' championship away to Bunclody at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, July 30, Under-16 championship away to St. Martin's at 7 p.m.; Thursday, July 31, South-East League semi-final against Myshall in the Carlow Centre of Excellence, Fenagh, at 7.30 p.m.; Bank Holiday Monday, Under-14 league home to St. Martin's at 7 p.m.

Congratulations to our Senior team on their victory over Glynn-Barntown on Monday last by 4-15 to 2-7, and hard luck on Thursday evening as they narrowly lost out to Oulart-The Ballagh by 1-11 to 1-8.

Congratulations to our Intermediate team on their victory over Monageer-Boolavougue on Wednesday last by 3-7 to 1-3, a fantastic success as they now qualify for the semi-final.

Our Junior 'C' team is improving with every game, and they were unfortunate in their defeat on Tuesday last against Glynn-Barntown by 3-8 to 1-4. Keep it up ladies!

Well done to our Under-12 Blue team which travelled to Fr. Murphy Park, Enniscorthy ,on Friday last, and after an exciting, thrilling game they ended with a draw (2-1 each) with Shamrocks.

Under-age training continues every Monday from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m., with Under-8 training from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be no training on Bank Holiday Monday.

Deepest sympathy is extended to Peggie Kelly and family and Mary Sheil and family on the death of their brother, Johnny Doyle of Ballylucas, Ballymurn, which occurred on Friday last after a long illness.

Our new club top is now available, with a great demand so far. Please contact Threrese Sheil (086-3712224), Ciara Donohoe (087-2265651) or Fionnuala Hearne (087-2431891) if you wish to order, €32 children, €37 (13 to 14 years) and adult €42.

Anyone with an interest in drama who would like to help out preparing the Léiriú acts for this year's Scór na nOg, please contact Denise Feeney.


There was no winner of the lotto draw held on Monday, July 21, with the following numbers drawn: 3, 11, 12 and 32. There was one winner of match three and the lucky winner was Mrs. O'Gorman who collected €200. Next week's draw is for €15,000 so get your tickets to be in with a chance to win this great prize.

The Minor footballers had a great victory over arch rivals Starlights on Wednesday last in Bellefield on a final scoreline of 3-8 to 1-9. The game was played in very high temperatures which was very demanding on all the players.

A Craig Parker goal midway through the first-half extended the Shelmalier lead to four points and they led by 1-5 to 0-4 at half-time. Conor Hearne got a second goal in the second-half and a third goal from Paul McCleane in the closing minutes of the game ensured victory.

The Under-16 footballers were also in action last week and they had a convincing 5-12 to 2-9 victory over the Volunteers played in Páirc Charman. Kyle Roche, Tiernan Neville and Liam Rockett were the goalscorers for the Shelmaliers. The Under-10 footballers travelled to Killuran on Wednesday night last and had a very competitive match against the local Glynn-Barntown side.

The club would like to extend our deepest sympathy to our Secretary, Peggy Kelly, on the death of her brother Johnny Doyle, Ballymurn. We would also like to extend our sympathy to both the Kelly and Sheil families.

The Senior football championship resumes this week when the Shelmaliers take on St. Martin's on Tuesday (tonight) in Wexford Park. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


There was a good win for Wygram Gaels over HWH-Bunclody on Saturday last in Bunclody on a score of 3-11 to 2-8. Everyone put in a great effort and performance, with Barry Redmond and Barry Hennessy giving very solid displays.

Team: Peter Walsh; Mick Murphy, David O'Connor, Nicky Whitty; P.J. Doyle, Barry Hennessy, Stephen Burke; Ciarán Hilery, Barry O'Connor; Joe McBride, Barry Redmond, Micheál Roche; Colin Edwards, Anthony Walsh, Tommy Haughton. Subs. - Pierce O'Connor and Mark O'Connor at half-time, Rory O'Connor and Eoin McCarthy after 45 minutes, Mick Kelly after 55 minutes, Frankie Cash, Mark Kavanagh.

Our Minors footballers lost to St. Pat's on Wednesday last by 2-8 to 0-8.

Well done to our Under-16 footballers who made it five wins from five by beating St. Mary's (Rosslare) by 5-12 to 2-8, after being five points down at half-time.

Team: Isaac Doyle; Stefan Evans, Leon Chun On Ho, Craig Kelly (0-1); Petr Ektor Opolsky, Adam Baziz (1-1), Mark Doyle; Jason Brennan, Tommy Smillie (3-4); Daniel Byrne-Kavanagh (0-5, 1 free), Dylan O'Regan (0-1), Andrew Cullen; Brandon O'Brien (1-0), Dean O'Connor, Darragh Kehoe.

Our Under-10s had a great win over St. Joseph's on Friday evening last by 13 points. Well done boys. The Under-8 footballers had two great games with St. Mary's of Maudlintown on Saturday morning last. On a beautiful sunny morning both teams served up great games of football with all the skills of the game on display along with tremendous teamwork, sportsmanship and above all the players had fun and enjoyed themselves.

Our summer Cúl Camp is on all this week with all the fun and games for the boys and girls. We hope the weather is good for the week.

The club sends a vote of sympathy to James Nolan and the Nolan family on the death of his grandmother. May she rest in peace.


Lotto numbers last week were 2, 10, 21 and 23. There was no jackpot winner, and three match three winners were Zach and Lorna, Oak Park, Frank Whitty and Caroline Whelan. Next week's jackpot is €12,000 with a €6,000 reserve jackpot.

The Minor hurlers play at home on Wednesday, July 30, against Bargy Gaels at 7.30 p.m. The Under-16 hurlers play at home on Monday, August 4, against Cushinstown at 7.30 p.m. The Under-14 hurlers play at home on Thursday, July 31, against Oylegate at 7.30 p.m.


Well done to the Under-12 boys who were victorious on Saturday in the Clonea hurling yournament in Waterford. Three wins the previous weekend had set up a quarter-final with the host club, which the boys won comfortably. This set the scene for an epic battle against Midleton of Cork in the semi-final. Despite conceding an early second-half goal and playing into a stiff breeze, the boys dug deep to win through on a 2-6 to 2-3 scoreline.

The final, against Danesfort of Kilkenny, was a tight enough game, with the Cats scoring three first-half goals of the softish variety, but our reply of 1-9 meant we again faced into the breeze with a narrow lead. Another goal for Danesfort from a long-range free kept the pressure on, but this was a game in which our hurling kept us on the front foot.

The final whistle blew with our lads 2-12 to 4-1 ahead and captain Jim Mc received the silverware from Tommy Finn to the delight of all the St. Martin's players, parents and mentors. It was an excellent performance throughout the tournament - with only 20 scores conceded over the six matches.

Meanwhile, our Under-14 footballers had a very good win against Starlights in Piercestown on Thursday last. They won by 5-11 to 2-6 playing some great football with some great team scores. On Friday night, our Under-10 boys played two excellent games against Sarsfields in the baking heat of Páirc Charman.

Our Juvenile footballers had an impressive 8-7 to 1-9 win at home to Bunclody and they travelled to Gorey last night. Well done, by the way, to the five boys selected on the county Under-16 hurling squad.

The Minor footballers played out an exciting draw at home to Glynn-Barntown on a 0-12 to 1-9 score. Highlight of the match was Joe Coleman's seven-point haul.

On the adult side of things, the Junior 'A' hurlers had a good win over St. Fintan's in the championship by 1-20 to 0-8. The Junior 'B' hurlers lost to Crossabeg and have two fixtures this week against St. Anne's and Faythe Harriers.

The Senior camogie team continued their rich vein of form with a fine win over Oylegate in Piercestown on Monday last in the third round of the championship. However, the Intermediates lost out to a very strong Blackwater team.

The Under-16s play St. Ibar's at home tomorrow in the championship while the second Under-16 team is away to Taghmon. Our second Under-14 team played at St. Anne's on Saturday and lost narrowly. The Under-12 second team also played during the week and, fielding a very young team, they acquitted themselves very well against Kilmore.

Finally, the club is hosting a Sports Challenge Camp from August 5-8. It's open to our Under-14 and -16 boys and girls, plus up to two friends each, and costs a mere €20. Many different sports will be on offer - hurling, tennis, football, rounders, athletics etc. - so please contact Tracy Browne at 087-9755563 to book your place.


Our Under-8s played matches Tuesday and Saturday. The Under-10s had a match-free week! They will play football against Bannow-Ballymitty on Wednesday evening.

The Under-12s played Kilmore on Tuesday night in football. Their next outing will be in hurling against Gusserane on Tuesday evening in Gusserane.

Our Minor hurling team played against St. James'/Bannow, winning by 4-16 to 1-12. Their next game is against Cloughbawn on Wednesday in Taghmon at 7.30 p.m.

Friday night saw the final of the Under-11 60 x 30 handball doubles final. Mark Doyle won his final with his partner R. Hillis against Conor Murphy with his partner B. Keeling. Well done boys.


Our summer camp takes place from Monday, August 11, to Friday, August 15. The camp is for both boys and girls, from ages six to 14, and the children will be looked after by qualified coaches who are all Garda-vetted, while Lee Chin and Richie Kehoe will also be making guest appearances. The camp is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and the cost is only €50, which will include a Harriers jersey. All enquiries to Pat at 087-2609958.

The likelihood is that the club Senior hurling championship will recommence now that Wexford have exited the All-Ireland championship. It is likely that we will be fixed to play our next Senior game v. Buffers Alley and our next Junior 'A' game v. Gusserane next weekend.

Our Senior game is a must-win game at this stage after suffering two defeats in our opening two games. Keep an eye on the local press and on the club Facebook and Twitter pages for exact details. Our Junior 'B' team was due to play St. Martin's on Tuesday night but this game has been postponed for the time being.

Our Junior team was in championship action on Saturday night last but turned in a very disappointing performance to lose to Taghmon on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-4.

Thursday, July 31, Under-14s at home to Ballinastragh Gaels in Páirc Charman at 7.30 p.m.

For all updated news, under-age games, fixtures, results, lotto, photos etc. with the club, check out our website at or follow us on Twitter or on our Facebook account for regular updates of club activity.

And so our summer odyssey has finally come to an end with defeat for the Wexford Senior hurlers to Limerick last weekend. It might have ended badly but they have brought a fantastic summer of excitement to the Wexford G.A.A. public and given great hope for the future. Thanks for the memories lads and looking forward to 2015 already!

Commiserations to the Hayden family on the death of Packie last week. Packie Hayden was a life-long and valued member of the club and all were saddened to hear of this death. Whether as a mentor, fundraiser or entertainer, Packie was well loved and will be sadly missed.


Last week's lotto prize fund was €17,40) and the jackpot was €15,400.

Numbers drawn were 5, 8, 15, 26 and bonus 2, and the three match three winners who receive €85 each were Brendan Furlong, James Fogarty and Tracy Fenlon.

This week's draw takes place in The Rag on Wednesday, July 30, at 8.30 p.m.


This week sees the last round in most league games at all ages. Then it is into championship. All age groups are doing very well

Next week we should have placings in the leagues and possibly by then, the fixtures in round one of the championship. Of course, the Under-8s/10s do not play championship. It is even more important that players inform coaches if they are away over the next few weeks.

The Under-21 hurlers went down to Forth and Bargy Gaels in the county semi-final. Fixtures for adult teams should be listed in Tuesday's papers and on www.wexford


If you would like to train with Wexford camogie and hurling stars Katrina Parrock and Lee Chin, then check out the hurling and camogie camp in Buffers Alley G.A.A. grounds from August 5-8 at the Lenovo G.A.A. skills hub.

This is a nationally co-ordinated Gaelic games programme of skill development activities taking place in a positive playing environment, providing boys and girls aged 13-15 with the opportunity to derive maximum enjoyment from their involvement in Gaelic games with a view to maximising participation, optimising playing standards and ensuring that players' needs are catered for in a balanced and holistic way.

Inter-county players will be actively involved in the day-to-day activities of the skills hub. The staff working on the programme are experienced quality coaches (male and female), who have G.A.A., L.G.F.A. or camogie qualifications.

The Lenovo GAA Skills Hub is run throughout the summer - for one week for four days a week in selected counties. The programme at the Buffers Alley grounds will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Along with playing the games and expert coaching, a section of each day will be used to show best practice in lifestyle choices such as nutrition, fitness levels, preparation for games, sun smart, and general advice from the inter-county players present. You can register online or contact 087-9707994 for more details.

The July club development draw will take place on Thursday next, July 31, at 10.30 p.m. in the clubhouse. A reminder to everyone to bring their payments up to date.

A busy week lies ahead for the under-age section of the club. Tonight one of our Under-12 hurling teams is away to Ballinastragh Gaels while our second team plays at home to Marshalstown. The Minor hurlers travel to Bellefield tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7.30 p.m.

On Thursday night our Under-14 footballers are away to Kilmore and to complete the week the Under-8 footballers play Naomh Éanna in Monamolin at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

On Saturday last the Coiste na nÓg section hosted the Under-8, -10 and -12 boys from St. Vincent's club in Dublin and an enjoyable morning was had by all.

The Noel O'Brien tournament will be held on Saturday, August 16, with more details in the coming weeks.

Well done to the Intermediate 'A' hurlers who defeated Liam Mellows on Friday last by 1-15 to 2-10, with the Junior 'A' men also defeating Oulart-The Ballagh by 4-10 to 1-10. The Seniors are due to play Faythe Harriers in the next round with fixtures to be confirmed. The Intermediate team also defeated Carnew Emmets in the Tom Rath Memorial tournament on Sunday evening last organised by Kilrush-Askamore.

They are now awaiting details of their next fixture in this competition.

Gorey Guardian

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