News Archive - August 2012

Club Notes - August 29th

posted 29 Aug 2012 15:11 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 29 Aug 2012 15:23 ]


The boys have now just about completed their round-robin fixtures and at all grades from Minor to U14 the boys have qualified for the Division 1 Semi Finals in hurling and football - a phenomenal achievement.

The U14 boys have to wait for a couple of weeks to find out who their SF opponents are going to be but the U16 boys and Minor's will both face the Rapparees in hurling. The minors played their final game, before the play off stages, against the Rapparees, in Piercestown on Wednesday last. The result was a draw, on a scoreline of 1-18 for St Martin's to Rapparees 2-15, so the Semi-Final will be very eagerly
awaited.

At U16 the boys will face Fethard in the Football Semi-Final on the 12th Sept in Taghmon, having drawn their final match in Bellefield against the Starlights on a scoreline of 2-6 each. Meanwhile the final round of fixtures on the 5th Sept will determine the opposition in Minor Football.

The boys at the younger age grades were as busy as ever. The U12 Hurlers lost out to the Harriers on Tuesday in Piercestown, while the U10 boys played out a couple of fine games during the week. The younger boys took on Clonard in Kent Stainless Football and won by a couple of scores in a very entertaining match in Clonard, while the hurlers travelled up to Oulart for a high quality game in the Over the Water Tournament. Oulart were much the better side in the opening half, before a much improved second half showing from the Martin's boys left both sides looking forward to a re-match in the near future.

U8 & U6 season is coming near to completion, with Shelmaliers in football and Our Lady's Island in hurling providing the latest opposition.
Well done to the two rounders teams who won medals at the community games all Ireland finals last weekend.
The club golf classic will take place in Blackwater on Saturday the 15th September: Teams cost €60 
Well done to the Senior Footballers who beat Horeswood last Saturday and good luck to the hulers against Shelmaliers this weekend.
Good luck also to the Senior Camogie team who play Oulart tonight (Wednesday) in the Co. Semi Final.


Fashion Frenzy!

posted 29 Aug 2012 05:17 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
WIN WIN WIN!! Be in with a chance to win 2 tickets to a Fashion Show in aid of Wexford Camogie Girls this Sat in Riverbank House Hotel. See our facebook page for more details......


Camogie Senior Semi

posted 29 Aug 2012 05:12 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
Support the senior camogie girls tonight at 7pm in Hollymount as they take on Oulart in the Championship Semi Final!


Coiste Update

posted 25 Aug 2012 08:40 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford


The boys have now just about completed their round-robin fixtures and at all grades from Minor to U14 the boys have qualified for the Division 1 Semi Finals in hurling and football - a phenomenal achievement.

The U14 boys have to wait for a couple of weeks to find out who their SF opponents are going to be but the U16 boys and Minor's will both face the Rapparees in hurling. The minors played their final game, before the play off stages, against the Rapparees,  in Piercestown on Wednesday last. The result was a draw, on a scoreline of 1-18 for St Martin's to Rapparees 2-15, so the Semi-Final will be very eagerly awaited.

At U16 the boys will face either Glynn-Barntown or Fethard in the Football Semi-Final, having drawn their final match in Bellefield against the Starlights on a scoreline of 2-6 each. Meanwhile the final round of fixtures on the 5th Sept will determine the opposition in Minor Football.

The boys at the younger age grades were as busy as ever. The U12 Hurlers lost out to the Harriers on Tuesday in Piercestown, while the U10 boys played out a couple of fine games during the week. The younger boys took on Clonard in Kent Stainless Football and won by a couple of scores in a very entertaining match in Clonard, while the hurlers travelled up to Oulart for a high quality game in the Over the Water Tournament. Oulart were much the better side in the opening half, before a much improved second half showing from the Martin's boys left both sides looking forward to a re-match in the near future.

U8 & U6 season is coming near to completion, with Shelmaliers in football and Our Lady's Island in hurling providing the latest opposition.   

   


Club Notes - August 22nd

posted 25 Aug 2012 08:01 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford

Well done to the under 14 hurlers who beat shelmaliers by four points last week. The under 16 boys were beaten by fethard in hurling by 3.7 to 2.13. 
Well done to Sarah O'Connor and Aine Ennis who won Leinster medals with the co. under 14 team last week.
The very best of luck to the senior footballers who play horeswood on Saturday in Wexford park.
Congrats to all the Wexford camogie girls on reaching another all ireland final.  Looking forward to another trip to croker. 


Hurling Quarter Finals

posted 21 Aug 2012 13:03 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 22 Aug 2012 13:53 ]



02/09/2012Pettitts Senior Hurling Cship Qtr FinalFAYTHE HARRIERS-v-ADAMSTOWNWexford Park4.00
02/09/2012Pettitts Senior Hurling Cship Qtr FinalSHELMALIERS-v-ST. MARTIN’SWexford Park5.30


Club Notes - August 14th

posted 16 Aug 2012 08:36 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 16 Aug 2012 15:01 ]
 

Well done to the Under 12 Camogie team who won the Premier Co. Final in Oylegate on Friday evening.  They played St. Ibars in the final and were worthy winners on the night.  
 
 

Everyone of the girls on this panel showed great skill, effort and committment and the future of the club looks very bright with these fine players growing up over the next few years.  Congratulations to all of them and to their selectors who are putting in a huge effort with their teams.

The Under 16 camogie team took part in the Leinster Pink blitz on Sunday.  This event was hosted in Piercestown for the second year running.  The girls beat Rathnure, Lucan Sarsfields, Camross, Mount Leinster Rangers and Kildalkey.  In the final they played Lucan Sarsfields again and won well.  Rathnure won the second cup and Mount Leinster won the shield.  A great days camogie with some very fine players involved with all the teams.

An old clothes collection in aid of the Niall Mellon Township trust is taking place on Wednesday 22nd August.  Old clothes, shoes, curtains and bed linen are all accepted. Bags will be collected at St. Martins GAA CLub between 10.30 and 11.00.  


Football QFinal fixtures finalised

posted 16 Aug 2012 08:33 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford



25/08/2012WFC Senior Football Quarter FinalSt Anne’svShelmaliersWexford Park4.30David Jenkins
25/08/2012WFC Senior Football Quarter FinalSt Martin’svHoreswoodWexford Park6.00Seanie O Shea


Senior Football

posted 11 Aug 2012 12:33 by pro stmartins   [ updated 13 Aug 2012 13:46 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford ]

Hard luck to our senior footballers who with an under strength team lost out to Adamstown in their last group game this evening. Its down to the serious stuff now with the 1/4 final coming up...

Senior Football QFinals 2012

St Martins V Horeswood

Castletown V Kilanerin

Gusserane V Sarsfields

St Annes V Shelmaliers


U12 Camogie Decider

posted 10 Aug 2012 07:24 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford

Support our U12 camogie girls in the sunshine this eve as they take on St.Ibars in the Premier Final. Be in Oylgate at 7pm for a match not to be missed. The girls remain unbeaten this year with some even featuring on the winning U14 team a few weeks ago!


Lettie's Big Day in Croker!

posted 10 Aug 2012 07:13 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 10 Aug 2012 07:16 ]

Lettie Whelan has been selected from the Mini Sevens final to represent Piercestown N.S. in the GoGames in Croke Park on Sunday 12th August 2012 during the half time interval of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi Final, Galway v Cork. Wishing her the very best of luck from all her fellow Under 12 camogie players and selectors! More power to Lettie Firepower!!!


Coaching & Games Development Workshops kicks off this weekend in Rathnure

posted 8 Aug 2012 01:42 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 8 Aug 2012 01:44 ]

The first of the New Coaching & Development Workshops begins this Friday night  (10th August) in Rathnure GAA Complex. 
The first Workshop is on Definsive play in hurling and is given by Paudie Butler - starting at 7:30pm

For full details see the Wexford GAA website by clicking on the GAA logo above



Club Notes - August 7th

posted 8 Aug 2012 01:26 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 8 Aug 2012 01:34 ]


A 3 point win in dreadful conditions in Bellefield on Friday evening has put our Senior hurlers in prime position to finish second in the group stages of the Pettits Senior Hurling Championship. Two goals from Barry Lambert secured the win over Cloughbawn on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-14. The final group game is against Adamstown on a date TBC.
Our minors travelled to play Buffers Alley in minor hurling, on Wednesday evening, August 1st. The game was very competitive throughout, although St Martins ended well. The final scoreline was 3-18 to 2-11.
We played minor football on Sunday in Piercestown, against Shelmaliers. There was some very good scoring from both sides, and St. Martin's came back at the end of the game to win on a scoreline of 1-16 to 2-10.

As the season gets closer to the knockout stages it's a good sign that a number of our underage boys teams are playing well at present.
The U16 boys had a 5-19 to 3-3 win over Rapparees in Bellefield on Monday, and will face Fethard in the Final Round on the 13th to decide who will top the table in Division 1 Hurling. 
The U14 boys are also going well and also managed a win against the Rapps in Bellefield during the week. They are waiting on opponents for semi final stages in both hurling and football with 1 round remaining in the league phase. These boys played a full strength Dicksboro team in the pitch on Tuesday, and won on a scoreline of 5. 9 to 2. 11. All boys got a run out and it was felt that it was the best showing of the year.
 The busy U10 Boys made it three wins from three games in the Kent Stainless Football Tournament during the week, with a win over one of the Shelmaliers squads in Piercestown. All of our lads got a run, with the younger lads making up the bulk of the team in the second half. Next up, Sarsfields visit on Wednesday for round 4. Unfortunately a deluge just before the game was due to start, put paid to the first round of the Over the Water match v Shelmaliers again on Friday evening, but on Saturday morning some terrific hurling was produced as a very good Ballygunner squad paid a visit. Each Club provided two teams and there was so little between the sides over all four games that they all went home very happy, and are looking forward to meeting up again over the coming weeks in Waterford.
A special mention for The under 6 boys who have continued to make great progress during the summer with some fine performances against local opposition such as the Faythe Harriers, Crossabeg and Shelmaliers. All the young lads have shown great determination during training and matches - the practice is definately paying off.
Very well done to the Under 16 B Camogie team who had a great win against Geraldine O'Hanrahans in the pitch last week.  This makes it two wins in a row for these girls most of whom are still under 14.
Don't forget to get your team together for the club golf day on the 15th September in Blackwater.

A minute of your time with …. Ruairi Quigley

posted 7 Aug 2012 06:59 by pro stmartins   [ updated 8 Aug 2012 01:35 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford ]

 

 
When are where did you first play hurling (who was your coach,etc.)?
In the back garden with my Dad. First coaches with St Martins were Paddy Mahoney and Robert Lambert

 

Who was the biggest influence in your career?
My father

 

What do you consider your greatest achievements?
Winning two county senior hurling titles

 

What players do you most admire and why?
Rory McCarthy – Best i’ve ever played with or against.

 

Favourite sporting event of all time?
All Ireland Hurling Final

 

Describe your typical training week:
Collective training Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Generally a match or training at the weekend.

 

What has been your biggest disappointment?
Losing 2005 county final and missing the 2010 final through injury

 

Your best hurling memory outside of playing:
1996 All Ireland, 1997 Leinster final and 2004 Leinster Semi Final

 

Your best hurling memory as a player:
The final whistle in the 1999 county final

 

How do you relax away from sport?
Watch TV and read

 

If there was a transfer market, what player would you add to your panel?
Tommy Walsh or i’d bring Rory McCarthy out of retirement

 

Which county do you like to see do well apart from your own?
Kerry

 

When I was a child I wanted to be:
A rock star

 

Whom would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Prof. Brian Cox, Bruce Springsteen, Nelson Mandela, Scarlett Johannson, Bear Grylls, Tiger Woods, Karl Pilkington and Jason Barnes

 

In ten years’ time I hope to be:
Sitting in the stand in Wexford Park watching St. Martins win many more county titles.


Make or break in the hurling championship Round 4 this weekend!

posted 3 Aug 2012 03:19 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford


From Wexford GAA website:

This weekend the Wexford hurling championships get serious. It’s Round 4 and for many this round will decide their fate for 2012, whether that’s into the play-offs or into the relegation dog fight. The battles at the top in the senior championship are fascinating. In Group A, four teams sit on 4 points but dark horses Ferns  are top the table due to a significantly superior scoring average of +17.

Then in the relegation battle zone we have Rathure who are at 2 points and Glynn, who will be hugely disappointed to be rooted to the bottom of the table with no points from their three games to date.

In Group B, as expected Oulart are top of the table on full points, back in the chasing pack we have St Anne’s, St Martin’s and Cloughbawn all on 3 points. Last year’s Intermediate champions and past kingpins of Wexford hurling, who have won the senior hurling championship 11 time in total, are on 3 points with the Rapparees propping up the table with one point.

Oulart are the only club guaranteed to progress to the knock out stages and safe from relegation worries after three Rounds. Rathnure, Glynn, Adamstown and Rapparees are currently in the relegation zone and look odds on to be in the relegation battle, but all could avoid this fate and make the knockouts – if results go their way.

So there is a lot at stake for clubs this weekend, seasons could be made or broken, there will undoubtedly be some shocks. It’s been an interesting and exciting championship so far and we haven’t even reached the knockout phase, what more could we ask for (fine weather!!).

 


Coiste update

posted 1 Aug 2012 14:59 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 3 Aug 2012 03:07 ]

 
The minors travelled to play Buffers Alley in minor hurling, on Wednesday evening. The game was very competitive throughout, although St Martins ended well, winning on a final scoreline of 3-18 to 2-11.

Our next game will be football and takes place on this Sunday morning, August 5th, at Piercestown. Throw in is at 11:30am against Shelmaliers.
 
As the season gets closer to the knockout stages it's a good sign that the u14 boys are going well.  They are waiting on opponents for semi final stages in both hurling and football with 1 round remaining in the league phase - next up in Hurling on thurs 2nd is the Rapps in Bellefield.
The boys played a full strength Dicksboro team last night in the pitch and won on a scoreline of 5. 9 to 2. 11. All boys got a run out and it was felt that it was the best showing of the year.
Hopefully a sign of better things to follow.
 
The U16 boys had a 5-19 to 3-3 win over Rapparees in Bellefield on Monday, and will face Fethard in the Final Round on the 13th to decide who will top the table.