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2017 Weekly Newsletter No. 4

posted 1 Feb 2017, 05:08 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 1 Feb 2017, 05:08 ]

Coiste na nÓg

The Club is immensely proud of the fantastic achievement by 10 of last year’s minor team who, playing with St. Peter’s College, won the Leinster A post-primary football title on Friday 27 January. Captained by Conor Firman, the College won by 2-13 to 0-7 against Moate Community School, and they are now just one match away from an All-Ireland appearance. A special mention also to Barry O’Connor who won the man of the match award.

 

The various underage teams are beginning to dust off the equipment and get ready for the season ahead. Early starters passing the Centre during the week would have gotten a welcome reminder that Spring is surely on the way as a host of primary school boys and girls were busy working on their skills at the hurling wall before classes started on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:30am to 9:15am. If anyone would like to get involved - you can contact Luke on 087-9074030.

 

Gaeltacht Scholarships

Any underage club players interested in applying for the Wexford GAA Gaeltacht Scholarship scheme are asked to contact Cian, the Club's Irish Officer, ASAP with their date of birth. You can email Cian at cianolionain@gmail.com and the deadline for responses is Wednesday 1 February.

 

The 3-week residential course will take place in Coláiste Cholumba, An Cheathrú Rua, Conamara,Co. na Gaillimhe for 3 weeks from 27 June to 18 July. The player, the Club and Wexford GAA will each pay one-third of the cost of the course which works out at just €243 each.  Each Club can nominate just 2 players for the Scheme and, as there are only 14 scholarships in total available, the scholarships are awarded on the basis of a draw at the February County Board meeting. St. Martin's will select its two nominees by a draw (if there are more than 2 nominees) and all applicants must be fully paid-up members of the Club. We have previously been lucky enough to have had members selected for the scholarship and they have been delighted with what's on offer.

 

The course is designed to improve students’ fluency and develop their understanding of Irish in a fun and educational environment. The courses are fully accredited by the Department of Education and by Roinn na Gaeltachta and are open to players between 14-18 years of age.For further details about the course, please log on to www.colaistecholumba.ie

 

Camogie

Registration nights for all players new and old will take place on Tuesday 28 February and on Friday 3 March.

 

Community Games Swimming

The Community Games Area Swimming Competition which will be held in Ferrybank Swimming Pool on Sunday 12th Feb at 10.30AM sharp.  Entry fee €3 per child.  U8 and U10 - one length, U12, U14 and U16 two lengths of pool. The ethos of Community Games is based on participation and fun, children of all abilities are welcome to participate so come along and give it a go. See full details on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/piercestown.murrintowncommunitygames

Enquiries to: piercestownmurrintowncg@gmail.com 

 

 

15 Questions with . . . Ian Waters

Next up in our series is Ian Waters who is currently trying to encourage all and sundry to sign up to the Club Players’ Association.

 

 

1          Favourite Wexford GAA sportsperson of any era?

            Greg Jacob

 

2          Best sports memory?

            St. Martin’s winning the 1999 county Senior Hurling Final

 

3          Favourite non- Wexford GAA sportsperson of any era?

            Eddie Brennan

 

4          Your proudest personal sports achievement?

            Still working on it.

 

5          Favourite other sport and personality?

            Boxing, Anthony Joshua

 

6          What actor would play you in a film?

            Christopher Waltz

 

7          Favourite spot visited in the world?

            San Sebastian, Spain

 

8          Favourite film?

            An Officer and a Gentleman

 

9          Best song of all time?

            “Bat out of Hell”, Meatloaf (the full version of course)

 

10        Who’s the first person you’d invite to a party?

            John Coleman

 

11        Your favourite meal?

            Sushi

 

12        Favourite pub or restaurant

            Sammys

 

13        What TV show are you most enjoying now?

           The Man in the High Castle

 

14        Most admired historical character?

            Henry Ford

 

15        What one book would you bring if marooned on a desert island?

            “Trinity”, Leon Uris

 

 

 

Club Lotto

The Club Lotto numbers drawn on Tuesday 24 January were 16, 20, 21 and 22 and there were no winners of the €15,000 jackpot which rolls over for another week. We had three “Match 3” winners who get €50 each so well done to Kevin and Liz Waters, Declan and Mags Codd and Frank and Cepta O’Connell.