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2017 Weekly Newsletter No.2

posted 1 Feb 2017, 04:40 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 1 Feb 2017, 04:47 ]

Operation Transformation

The local Piercestown / Murrintown version of Operation Transformation has got off to a great start last week and it’s now running every Tuesday and Friday evening at the Centre for 6 weeks at 8pm. It’s for over 18s only and is very informal and relaxed with more than 50 joggers and walkers already signed up, weighed in and getting to business around the walking track. The cost is a mere €2/night to cover the cost of lights etc and anyone wishing to join in can contact either Tracy Hamilton or Brid Quigley for further information.



There will be some serious handball action this evening in Piercestown as, in an all-Martin’s clash, David Stanners will take on Paddy Curran in the junior C semi-final while in the over 35s James Stanners will take on P. Roberts of Kilmyshall. Then on Wednesday evening, 18 January, Sean Stanners and Ian Curran will play a Bridgetown pair in their semi-final in the St. Joseph’s centre in town. On Thursday, 19 January, James Stanners will play Adam Walsh from St. Joseph’s in his JC semi-final at 7.15pm in the Josephs’ centre.


Upcoming events

  • Camogie Club AGM, Sunday 22 January at 4pm.

  • Tennis AGM, Wednesday 25 January, 7.30pm

  • Piercestown Community Text Alert Scheme AGM, Thursday 26 January at 7.30pm


Club Players Association

The Gaelic Club Players Association is trying to achieve an improvement in the situation around fixtures for the regular club player and it would be great if all players, coaches etc in the Club could log onto and to register with the association. There’s no cost to joining and non-playing mentors and supporters can also sign up.


A good deal for you AND for the Club

AIB has just launched a “Reward my Club” scheme to which St. Martin’s have signed up to so and which means, if purchase a new AIB Home Insurance policy and complete the ‘Reward my Club’ form to nominate St. Martin’s, we will get a €50 donation from the bank. The policy must remain active for a minimum of 3 month and the offer only applies to new AIB Insurance policies and excludes renewals. It’s underwritten by AXA and the key benefits of the Home Insurance offered are:


  • 30% Discount if you have been claims free for 3 years or more. Subject to a minimum premium of €157.50
  • 24 hour claims helpline, based in Ireland
  • Spread your payments over 12 months at no additional cost to the premium


Therefore, while the Club doesn’t endorse one specific product over another, we would ask that if you’re shopping around for home insurance to take a look at what AIB have to offer and IF IT SUITS YOU then to nominate St. Martin’s as the beneficiary of the €50 gift. As it takes €150,000 a year to run the Club every little bit really does help! If you’d like a quotation, contact Nycola Hillis in the Wexford Branch at 087.4101584 or email her at On taking out an insurance policy, all that’s required then is that you (or a friend or colleague) complete the “Reward my Club” form on where you will be asked to nominate the GAA Club of your choice. Hint: us please!

Club Lotto

The Club Lotto numbers drawn on Tuesday 3 January were 10, 11, 16 and 21 and there were no winners of the €15,000 jackpot which rolls over for another week. We did have three “Match 3” winners who get €50 each so well done to Statia Frayne & Joan O’Brien, Teddy Kavanagh and David & Jackie Dempsey.