News Archive - July 2012


Club Notes - Weekly Update July 31st

posted 31 Jul 2012 09:51 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford

 
Our minor footballers started out on the second half of the minor football championship on July 18th. We travelled to Enniscorthy to play Starlights. There was some very good football played by both sides - however, we lost on a scoreline of 0-17 to 1-09.
Our next games will take place on Wednesday, August 1st, when we travel to play hurling against Buffers Alley. 
Our next football game will be a home football game against Shelmaliers on Sunday, August 5th. Throw in will be at 11:30am. 
It has been a busy couple of weeks on the hurling front for the U12 boys with quality games against Ballyboden St Enda's and then Go Games matches v St. Annes which we lost and against Taghmon who we beat by 3 points.  
The U14 boys are well placed in both hurling and football Div 1 as the competitions near the knockout stages.
On Thursday they will travel to Bellefield to take on Rapparees in the penultimate round in hurling, having already qualified for the Semi
Finals. The League stages  will be completed with  matches against Shelmaliers in both hurling and football.                                      
 
The U10 Boys made it two wins from two games in the Kent Stainless Football Tournament during the week, with a great display of attacking football v St Mary's Rosslare in Tagoat. Having beaten Volunteers in the first round in a great tussle in Pairc Charman, the boys are progressing well and enjoying themselves too.
Fethard and Horeswood were recent visitors to Piercestown, and this week will be another very busy one. Starting with Hurling wins for both U10's and U9's over St Anne's last Sunday, the boys face Shelmaliers (Football) on Wednesday & (Hurling) on Friday - and finish up with Ballygunner coming up from Waterford to provide a stiff (Hurling) test on Saturday morning.
Well done to the Senior Footballers who beat Castletown in the Championship in Wexford Park last Friday night and good luck to the Senior Hurlers who play Cloughbawn in Bellefield on Friday evening.
Dont forget to bring your used toner and ink cartridges to the recycling bin inside the dressing room door to raise much needed funds for the club.
 
Coiste na nOg will be running a golf classic in Blackwater on Saturday 15th September.  Further details later.  Please put the date in your diary and start getting teams of 3 together.


Senior Footballers win again

posted 28 Jul 2012 01:59 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 28 Jul 2012 02:03 ]
Congratulations to our senior footballers who made it four wins from four in the Senior Championship last night with a impressive victory over Castletown, by 1-13 to 2-7.
This win leaves us top of the table on our own and comfortably through to the knockout stages of the championship with just the game against Adamstown to go,.
Well done to all involved as the big ball game in the club goes from strength to strength...

WFC Senior Football Championship Group A
PositionTeamPointsPlayedWonLostDrawnForAgainstDiff
1St Martin's84400553817
2Castletown-Liam Mellows64310784038
3Na Sairséalaigh6431044404
4Shelmaliers241303152-21
5St Abban's Adamstown030303048-18
6Duffry Rovers030302848-20


George O Connor interview on GAA.ie

posted 27 Jul 2012 09:30 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 27 Jul 2012 09:35 ]

The GAA Museum Legends Tour Series returned to Croke Park in July 2012 for a fifth season, and first up was the turn of Wexford hurler George O'Connor to relive some of his greatest moments in the Model County jersey.

GAA.ie conducted an exclusive interview with St Martin's most famous son:


I’M NO DIFFERENT TO YOU

The legend thing went in one ear and out the other. Past sports people have to be careful to keep themselves grounded. Words like that, while they are an honour, they can go very quickly. I’m no different to anybody else, I’m just a guy who played a little bit of sport and played it at a level that I trained for.

George O'Connor

Factfile

Born: 1959
Position: Midfield
Club: St. Martin's, Piercestown
1 All-Ireland senior medal
2 GAA All Stars

It’s a privilege to be able to tell people my story more so than the legend thing. If that story helps people in any aspect of their lives about striving and continuing on the road, of sharing experiences of disappointments on the way and keeping going, whether that be in sport or their everyday lives, well then that would be great. It’s all about the journey in life, not about where I am going or where I have been. We all have our journeys in life.

People ask me all the time what was the most enjoyable part of my career and I say the ‘the whole journey’. The few things I won don’t make that much difference now. You might say that if I hadn’t won an All-Ireland medal I might have ended up a different person altogether. There are a lot of guys who were never lucky enough to win an All-Ireland or to get the opportunity to speak to people. I think it’s a great privilege to be able to speak to people. That’s the main thing.

A SPORTING LIFE

There was a revival in hurling in the late 1930s and early 1940s because Wexford was a football county up ‘til then. My father would have played with Nicky Rackard when he was 18, right at the end of Rackard’s career, when they only had junior hurling in Wexford. My father was steeped in athletics and he was steeped in hurling and football. He would have played hockey and cricket, too, because the GAA didn’t have as much of a hold on the community in Piercestown back then. My mother played golf down in Rosslare. I grew up in a community where sport was the thing.

St Martin’s GAA club was only 200 metres down the road. At the time, when I was a young lad, there was no U12 championship and we would have been the first crew to play in that grade in 1972. We had a guy called Séamus ‘Shanks’ Whelan, who played at corner forward on Wexford’s All-Ireland winning team in 1968, and he started underage hurling down in Piercestown, along with my father and guys like Eddie McDonald and Sam Dempsey. That’s where it all started. The club became a place to go. It was very small and it continued on from there.
But it was pure. There was never any criticism of chaps, the way they held the hurl, or any criticism from the sideline. You came to love the game at a very young age.

I was lucky enough to win a county minor title with St Martin’s when I was just 14. I was called into the Wexford minor hurling panel when I was 16 before I broke my ankle. I got a call from the Wexford senior footballers when I was 18 and played with them until I was 24. I then continued on playing hurling with Wexford until I was 36 and three-quarters. That’s the outline, but as I said it was all about the journey.

BREAKTHROUGH

I won a Leinster U21 title after a replay against Kilkenny in 1979. The following October I played centrefield against Offaly in an Oireachtas Cup final with a guy called John Fleming. By 1981, the year I won my first All Star, I was established in the team. That was the big breakthrough year for me.

THE HURT YEARS

We lost a Leinster final against Offaly in 1981 and that was the start of a great rivalry for us. I played in so many big games against Offaly and Kilkenny it’s hard to recall them all. I do remember that it was a long sequence of losing, though.

If we had been a first division soccer team we would always have finished in the top three in the division. We were in the first division for most of the 1980s but we just couldn’t make that breakthrough. I would say that if I hadn’t come from the background I came from, and if winning was everything, then I would have given up. We were brought up to love playing the games and whatever happened happened. You were very disappointed, don’t get me wrong. You’d be no good for a week, but you had the support of your friends and the club and family.

It was a bit like Waterford down there at the moment. Even though they haven’t won an All-Ireland they continue to persevere. That Waterford team was acknowledged and admired. We were given plenty of attention and admiration for what we were trying to do. But it wouldn’t have been on every paper at the time like it is today, that this Wexford were a bunch of bottlers. You have to keep yourself grounded, so I would just head back to the farm, where there was plenty of work to do, and you could be playing a club match the following weekend.

TRYING TIMES

I would say that in 1994 I was beginning to lose my appetite for it. We had played three league finals in a row against Cork the previous year. We lost after a second replay. We had an opportunity and we lost it. We went to the Leinster final with the same team that year and were beaten by Kilkenny after a replay again. The first game was an epic. We were gone into injury time and I remember saying to the referee when the ball was down on our forward line, ‘Jesus, will you ever blow it up!’ He didn’t. The ball came back down the field with two strikes and Eamon Morrissey scored to level it. They beat us by seven points in the replay. I don’t think we realised the physical toll playing three league finals against Cork had taken.

NATURAL FITNESS

I was lucky that I did a lot of athletics when I was younger. I did the long jump, the high jump and anything from 100 meters to 400 meters. My father would bring us to all the athletic meetings. The biggest thing of all was we had bicycles. We were on the go all day long and we were also working on the farm. That day there was no such thing as a straw bailer; everything had to be hand bailed. There was loads of physical work to be done and it was an adventure for us to be able to work on the farm and with my father. A lot of the lads playing hurling at the time were from a farming background. A farmer now is nearly like a UFO. Farmers are like leprechauns – if you find one, you make a wish on him there’s that few of them around.

In the evening when you are finished work – and remember that work to us was like a hobby – we went and played hurling. It was an unstructured fitness regime. I never pulled a muscle or tweaked a muscle in my life. The only thing that happened to me was I broke a bone in my ankle doing a long jump into a saucer-shape sand pit. I got a few stitches and lost a few teeth, but the new ones were probably better than the old ones anyway.

THE REVOLUTION YEARS

If Liam Griffin hadn’t come along in 1994 I would have retired. I knew from speaking to Liam over the years – he was involved in a district football team in 1977 that I played on – that he was the only one that really had that little bit of X-factor.

We started training in early October 1994. Liam knew he didn’t have the best hurlers in the country but he did decide that he was going to control what he could control. He could control our fitness and change the way we defended. “I’m going to make you the most difficult team to beat in the country,” he said. Those were the things he could control. The fitter we got, the more focused and psychologically stronger we were able to become.

GAINING AN EDGE

He introduced a sports psychologist (Niamh Fitzpatrick). It was more a person to focus the guys and to look for a reaction from them. Instead of the coach speaking all the time, he wanted the players to speak.

At the time, I said to myself “he’s really gone too far this time, he’s some boll***s bringing her in here.” I remember she came in to us in a pair of fancy boots. A woman. I thought, “I’m not hurling for the last 17 years to have this woman telling me how to hurl.” I wasn’t at all pleased in the beginning.

It was definitely exactly what we needed but I didn’t realise it at the time. She was a fantastic person to break down the macho barrier built up by these guys. They were all successful guys in other aspects of their lives but they hadn’t won any silverware. We didn’t know what psychological focus was until we got into it. Men are not good at staying focused for long periods of time. Part of her job was to convince us we were winners. 

FACING FACTS

We had Liam Griffin who had studied fitness to a savage level all over the world. We also had a thing called playing facts. The first time I saw playing facts going up on the wall I knew this was different. If a guy fouled four times in the second half of a game, he couldn’t dispute that. Facts were facts. They were all logged, in black and white, and we simply couldn’t argue with them.

He was way ahead of everybody else. Everything was analysed - how many fouls, how many frees, breaking balls. He had the lot. Down to each individual. We got proper feedback, rather than what you’d get from a guy who’d come into a dressing room with a hurling stick and a string of expletives. That old balderdash was gone. He was dealing with guys who were teachers, guys in the bank. Intelligent people. If you treat people intelligently, you’ll get that back. If you continue bawling in dressing rooms people won’t listen. The odd time Liam raised his voice, we listened. There is no place for negativity in life.

BUMPS ON THE ROAD

There were other people in the background making sure it all worked, but Liam Griffin had the steering wheel all the time. It wasn’t plain sailing from the start. After the trauma of 1993 and ’94, the disappointment was inherent in the guys, deep in them. It was a case of here we go again with a new manager. We needed a year to gel. There were problems. Two weeks before the Leinster Championship match against Offaly in 1995, some members of the squad wanted to play in a club match. It happened twice. Some guys went out and played matches they shouldn’t have played. He asked us not to play and that was when Liam realised he was up against a lot of walls.

When the guys played that club game before the Offaly game, he came into training and he knew the trust was gone. The trust, honesty and loyalty needed for the right kind of preparation just wasn’t there. He learnt a hard lesson the first year he was there. He was dealing with guys with personality. I think he realised that if he could get through to us and manage us properly he was on to something special.

THIS IS OUR YEAR

The following year there was no messing. He dropped the few guys he needed to drop. One guy said to him he’d come back in March, but Liam was starting training in October. He wanted guys who were totally committed. Once one or two guys don’t buy into it, then the whole structure breaks down - the trust and honesty that you have to have within a squad breaks down. That trust had to be built. When he came in the first year, it was difficult for him to build trust in a team that was after being beaten in three league finals and then two championships.

BATTLE SCARS

I had a chronic hand injury going into the 1996 season. I had broken fingers and broken bones in my hand. It was all beginning to take its toll. I had broken a bone in the back of my hand and it was a matter of waiting for it to fix up. My hands tell the story of my career. They show you what happens when you don’t catch the ball properly. In the end, I was breaking my fingers and I wasn’t bothering to get them fixed. One of my fingers is facing Dublin and the other is facing London. They were damaged and it was affecting my catching.

But I got back pretty quickly. Liam asked me before the start of the 1996 season what part I wanted to play. I said I’d play anywhere. I’d be a sub. I’d be happy to contribute in any way. I was a sub for the Leinster final against Offaly. Liam rang me a few days beforehand to tell me I wasn’t in the team. I had been in and out in the earlier rounds against Kilkenny and Dublin. My form wasn’t good enough to play in a Leinster final. I said to Liam, “If I were you, I wouldn’t pick me either. I’m not ready.” We had to be realistic about it. It wasn’t because I was 36. I just needed more training to get up to that level.

READY

Poor Seánie Flood got injured before the All-Ireland final against Limerick. He just couldn’t make it back. Liam asked me how I was fixed and I said, “I’m ready”. Nothing else. I knew I was ready. At 36 years of age you should be able to make up your mind pretty easily.

FOCUS. FOCUS. FOCUS.

I would have had a manic focus that day. The only sound that I allowed in that day was when we went out on the field. The sound of 82,000 people was deafening. There was a savage crowd from Wexford up there.

I’ll never forget the colour on Hill 16. It was unbelievable. The only sound I allowed in was the sound that we had decided to allow in before the game – the march before the game, the build-up. We were in a red zone before we came out on the field. We were able to relax when we went out on the field because we had visualised relaxing before going the game. We didn’t want to use up any excess energy.

MARCHING INTO HISTORY

When the march started we went to amber and then to green pretty quickly after that. It was the traffic light approach. Where Liam came up with it I don’t know. People in dressing rooms can use up huge amounts of energy before they go out and play, hammering things off walls, banging tables and thumping each other’s chests. What you are doing is using up energy that you need at the back end of a game. Why use important energy that we should be storing for the real important part of the game?

We had visualised what would happen if one of us was sent off. What would we do? What would happen if Limerick would break off in the march around with the Artane Boys Band? Limerick were known to break away early in the march. There was a psychological battle to be fought. Most of that battle would be fought before the ball was thrown in. We decided that if they did break off early, we’d keep marching until we could march no more and then stand up beside them. We won the middle of the road neutrals over because we just kept marching and marching and marching.

It was a statement. We had said that it could happen. Nothing was a surprise to us. We had a guy sent off. We had visualised this. We said, “This is OK, it’s happened now. Let’s get on with it.” It just focused us more, as it would with any team that goes down to 14 men. Limerick became a little bit looser. We became tighter, marked tighter. We had the legs out the field, and in hurling one player is nothing anyway.

We believed 100 per cent in all these things Liam told us because we could see it was working. It was the honesty of his approach. We had hurt Liam the previous year and we had let him down. We knew that what he was doing was wonderful for us. He told us we hadn’t won anything since 1977. It was the drop kick in the backside we needed. We had copped ourselves on.

THE PERFECT STORM

I don’t remember anything from the game itself. We were trained to play for two hours or three hours, whatever it took. We could focus for long periods of time. We never looked up to see what the score was. I think Tom Dempsey won a breaking ball around the square and put it in the back of the net. I didn’t actually hear any sound. There was 82,000 people there. I didn’t hear a sound. We were trained to focus on the next ball.

We were so focused that even after receiving the cup, there was only elation immediately after the game. The minute that ended we went back to focus again. They brought us in under the Hogan Stand because there were so many people on the field, which was an unreal experience. I remember being in a little room under the Hogan Stand. There wasn’t a sound. We all just sat down and were quiet. We were still in the zone. We went back to ourselves. I didn’t care if the game had gone on for another two hours. I was going to continue to stay focused. Focus. Focus. Focus. Next ball. Next ball. Next ball. Hassle. Hassle. Hassle. That was our mantra.

‘Drive’ was a key word for us; ‘hassle’ was another. They were words we used hundreds and hundreds of times. When you think you are boll****ed, you learn something and put it in the ATM. When it’s in the ATM it will automatically come out. You press the buttons and out it comes. Once your preparation is done, the rest falls into place. You trust yourself that you have that shot and you have worked at that shot. Trust in yourself and believe in yourself. We were trained to believe that we had enough artillery to win the game.

COMPLETION

When the final whistle went, there was no relief. That didn’t come into it. It was like your whole life’s ambition was in one flash. The dream that you had and the journey that you started from many years ago was complete. It’s a bit like crossing the Sahara Desert with no water. You got across the desert and made it to the other side.

I thought about the people who had backed me all my life, from when you were a little chap at seven years of age going to your first All-Ireland on a train. That was the only time there was colour in the paper, when the two teams were on the back of the Sunday Press. The dream I had was realised, but I was very calm. Extremely calm.

You go back to your roots and your values that you were brought up with. One of the major values that I was brought up with was my faith. The church played a huge part in many people’s lives back then. The GAA was part of your local community but so was the church. That’s the way it was.

It was like the experience Arnie Schwarzenegger had in that film Total Recall. The strongest recollection was of my mother and father. My mother is a great believer. She’s still alive. She’s 92. She believes nothing is an issue and there’s nothing we can’t get over. She was so positive. She created a positive world and the belief in me to always keep going.

There’s an emotional, a physical and a mental part of a person. There are other aspects of a person as well. They all must be addressed in order for a person to be complete. Without that there’s an aspect of your life that’s missing. It keeps you strong in the face of obstacles that are put in front of you. I went home and had to look in the mirror. I thought I might be able to get through my life without this happening. But I couldn’t.

ABSOLUTE FAITH

When you go in to play a game against Kilkenny or Limerick you have to be right in all aspects of your life because there is an element of danger there. You have guys hitting you at ferocious speed and pace. You better have everything right. There are so many parts that need to be right. None are more important than the other. There is always a time when you are going to be tested mentally. Have you got the strength, the inner strength, to stay going as well as the physical strength to stay going?

Brian Cody speaks about the spirit of Kilkenny. People listen to what he is saying but they don’t take it on board because they don’t really understand what he is saying. He’ll say. “The spirit was good today.” He mentions it all the time, in several different ways. People can’t piece together what he is trying to say. It’s so much bigger than the word ‘spirit’. He is speaking about the whole. About the whole team, the systems, about the way everybody gels together. That’s why I think he has been so successful over the years.

If negative energies get into a team’s aura it will sweep through them like locusts. If you bring negative energy into the dressing room everybody will pick it up. That’s the way it is.

ICON

That photo is the physical image. Take from it what you want. It’s a bit like an abstract painting. People see it in a different light. Pick up from it whatever you want to pick up from it. People say, “He was down saying a prayer, he must be religious.” Others said I was saying thanks for all the years I had played and I didn’t get anything from it. There are so many things you can conjure from that image.

The photographer had about two seconds to take the photo because there were people charging out onto the field. The game was over and I stood for a second. What do you do? I don’t know. I remember Larry O’Gorman jumping on the wire on Hill 16. Everyone does their own thing.

I just automatically dropped down on my knees. I’ve seen other guys dropping to their knees and they’ve never been captured on film. That picture really does paint a thousand words.

GOING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

All the parts I’ve already talked about were right before the game. But spiritually I had to be right. What is a player prepared to do to win a game? This was the first and the last chance I was going to get to play in an All-Ireland final. I asked myself what would happen if I put my head in the wrong place and something tragic happened. I got ready spiritually for whatever happens after life. I had gone to confession and I went to communion. For the laugh, I said, “By Jesus, I’ll go into the chemist and get a wormer and clean myself out as well.”

I said to myself, “God help the poor divil that has to mark me because he doesn’t know that I am prepared to do anything to win this match.” There were all sorts of thoughts going through my head. Where would I like to die? “Jesus, Croke Park would be some place to end it all.” Never in a nursing home, where someone might pull a plug out of poor old George’s head, with dribble coming out of my mouth. I didn’t want that. These crazy things were all flashing in my head. This was my one and only chance. This was the first, the only, the last.

WHAT A JOURNEY

This is the first time I’ve spoken about all this in 10 years. People will ask me the odd question about it and you give them a trivial answer and move on. I’ve got this privilege. It’s not because I am a “legend”. It’s nothing like that. I want to try and contribute as much as I can for the people in life who will never get the opportunity.

Everyone has incredible experiences in their own life, whether it be their first born or whatever. Playing your first match. Getting your first medal. Your first girlfriend. Your first boyfriend. Your first partner. Whatever. You learn from experience. You might kiss her differently the second time.

That’s what you call life experiences. People ask me would I not write a book. I say, “No I won’t write a book.” But I knew some day that someone would come to me like this and I’d tell it as it is.

The journey continues.

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Junior's win League Final

posted 23 Jul 2012 13:26 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
Congratulatios to the Junior Hurling team.
On Sunday evening in the pitch they beat Oulart in the League Final by three points on a scoreline of 3-10 to 2-10.
Well done to all.

Under 14 Camogie Premier Co. Champions!

posted 23 Jul 2012 13:18 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 23 Jul 2012 13:19 ]
Pride of place this week must go the the Under 14 Camogie team who beat Rathnure in the Premier Co. Final in Oylegate on Saturday afternoon.  These two sides were meeting for the fifth time this year with two wins each before Saturday's final.
Rathnure got off to a great start scoring 1.1 in the first five minutes but from there on our girls settled into the game and were winning by 2.5 to 1.2 at half time.  Immediately after the restart we got a point and then another goal and despite their best efforts Rathnure never really got back into the game from then on with St. Martins winning on a scoreline of 4.7 to 1.3.  The team was captained by Sarah O'Connor at centre back and she received the cup from the Co. Chairperson Martina Donnellan.  We would like to congratulate each and everyone of the girls from 1 to 28 for all the effort they have put in over the last few months.  Their fitness, skill level and determination was great to watch and we have no doubt that many of them will be playing Senior with us in a couple of years from now. Well done girls.

Round 4 Senior Football Championship

posted 17 Jul 2012 23:00 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford



27/07/2012WFC Senior Football Grp ASHELMALIERSvSARSFIELDS   6.30Wexford Park
27/07/2012WFC Senior Football Grp ACASTLETOWNvST. MARTIN’S    7.45Wexford Park




Camogie Championship

posted 15 Jul 2012 14:38 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 15 Jul 2012 14:46 ]

The Camogie Championship continues with the visit of Oulart to Piercestown on Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm.
The girls are looking for your support, so why not come along to enjoy the game.


Club Notes - Weekly Update

posted 15 Jul 2012 14:29 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 15 Jul 2012 15:22 ]


Our minors had a mixed week in terms of results. On Wednesday, we hosted Naomh Eanna in Division 1 Hurling and lost the game by 2 points on a score line of 1-13 to 0-14.
Early on Saturday morning, we hosted Gusserane in Division 1 Football and won by two points, on a score line of 2-10 to 1-11. 
Our next game is Division 1 football against Starlights on Wednesday next in Enniscothy. 
Our Under 14 Camogie team play Rathnure on Saturday next in the Co. Final.  Check with selectors for time and venue.  Please come and support the girls.
Congratulations to Deirdre Colfer who came second in the Leinster Puc Fada adult section at the weekend and to Tara Doyle who came third in the underage.  Well done girls.
Lisa and Linda Bolger are holding a table quiz in the centre on Friday night at 8.30pm in aid of the Niall Mellon trust.  Please get a team together and come along and support this event.
Our U10 boys played out a terrific draw with Fethard at the pitch on Friday evening. Despite the weather, and difficult pitch conditions both sides produced a great game, and a super turnout of 26 boys by our lads meant that we could play 2 teams against a very fine Fethard team who finished very well to snatch a draw with the last puck of the game.  
Hard luck to all our club people who were involved with Wexford teams last weekend.



Over the Water U10 Hurling Fixtures

posted 13 Jul 2012 10:39 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 13 Jul 2012 10:43 ]

 

Group 1                          

Shelmaliers                             

St. Martins                            

Glynn/Barntown                        

Buffers Alley                                 

Crossabeg/B’murn                      

Oulart the Ballagh

 

Round 1 – to be played by Fri 27th July

St. Martins V Shelmaliers                           

Glynn/Barntown V Buffers Alley               

Crossabeg/B’murn V Oulart                        

 

Round 2 – to be played by Fri 10th Aug

Shelmaliers V Glynn/Barntown                   

Crossabeg/B’murn V St. Martins                

Buffers Alley V Oulart                                

 

Round 3 – to be played by Fri 24th Aug

Buffers Alley V Shelmaliers                                   

Oulart V St. Martins                                    

Glynn/Barntown V Crossabeg/b’murn                   

 

Round 4 – to be played by Fri 7th Sept

Shelmaliers V Crossabeg/B’murn                

St. Martins V Buffers alley                        

Oulart V Glynn/Barntown                           

 

Round 5 – to be played by Fri 21st Sept

Oulart Shelmaliers                                               

St. Martins V Glynn/Barntown                   

Crossabeg/B’murn V Buffers Alley


Kent Stainless U10 football fixtures

posted 13 Jul 2012 08:43 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 13 Jul 2012 08:53 ]

 
First Named Teams play at home.Group 2 
Round 1
Games to start at 7pm18th JulyClonardvShelmaliers 2
Sarsfields 2vSt Marys Rosslare
Volunteers 1vSt Martins
Round 2
25th JulySt Marys RosslarevSt Martins
Shelmaliers 2vSarsfields 2
 Volunteers 1vClonard
Round 3
1st AugustSarsfields 2vClonard
St MartinsvShelmaliers 2
Volunteers 1vSt Marys Rosslare
Round 4
8th AugustSt Marys RosslarevClonard
Shelmaliers 2vVolunteers 1
St MartinsvSarsfields 2
Round 5
15th AugustClonardvSt Martins
Sarsfields 2vVolunteers 1
Shelmaliers 2vSt Marys Rosslare
 


The trip to Tipp (2012)

posted 11 Jul 2012 14:33 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 11 Jul 2012 14:46 ]


 

This Saturday all roads really do lead to Thurles. This is the biggest day of the Wexford GAA calendar this year and the GAA have shown the wisdom to fix both Wexford football and hurling games in the iconic Munster venue.

Football v Tipp: 3pm
Hurling v Cork: 5pm

A third game to look forward to, the Clare/Limerick hurling qualifier – a local derby that promises to be a spicy encounter!! So that’s 3 top class games in a great venue, tickets are priced as follows:

Stand:€25
Terraces: €20
Students and Senior Citizens: €15
Juveniles €5

Tipp are on a football high after their superb Munster minor win while the Cork hurlers are in fine form having beaten Offaly and only narrowly going down to the 2010 All Ireland champions Tipperary.

There is no doubt our lads are up against it but we all wish the best to all our players involed -  Gizzy, Willie and Stephen and also to Tomas who will be a part of the selection team with the hurlers and we also send our best wishes to our former star Eoin - while Ciaran, Daithi and Paidi will be heading to Thurles with the footballers.

Best of luck lads!! 

 

Vital win for Senior Hurlers

posted 5 Jul 2012 14:16 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 5 Jul 2012 14:18 ]
 
St Martins 2-12 Rapparees 2-10
 
The senior hurlers ambitions are still on track after a narrow 2pt win over the Rapps at Bree on Wed night.
The win keeps the Club on track to make the knockout stages with crucial games coming up v rivals Cloughbawn and Adamstown. 
 
 
 
Pettitts Senior Hurling Championship Group B
PositionTeamPointsPlayedWonLostDrawnForAgainstDiff
1Oulart-The Ballagh63300784632
2St Anne's Rathangan33111583919
3St Martin's331114952-3
4Cloughbawn331114058-18
5St Abban's Adamstown231204257-15
6Rapparees(Hurling)130214257-15