News Archive - May 2012


Best of Luck Lads

posted 31 May 2012 12:34 by pro stmartins   [ updated 31 May 2012 12:37 ]


Best of luck to all St Martins players who are involved with the Wexford Senior Footballers and Hurlers this weekend. Ciaran, Daithi and Paidi will be heading to croke park on sunday with the footballers, while Gizzy, Willie and Stephen will be hoping to turn over Offaly in Tullamore on Saturday evening. Best of luck 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. To all involved 'give em hell'

Calling all LADIES!

posted 30 May 2012 03:01 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 30 May 2012 03:02 ]
Calling all ladies!! Come join us in the Centre this Friday night at 7.45pm! Players, selectors, mammies all more than welcome!! We will be ordering a chinese takeaway at 8pm so tell the men to cook their own dinner! Bring a bottle of wine if you wish. Roll on the craic.... Looking forward to seeing you all there for a great social night out


U12 Boys make it two from two

posted 29 May 2012 16:16 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
Following on from last weeks strong showing at home to Taghmon, the U12 boys were away to Cushinstown tonight, and scored a very impressive 5-14 to 1-6 win in Rnd 2 of the Hurling Championship Div 1 (South).
21 players took part in tonights game, so well done to all involved in a terrific result.


Mini All Ireland Hurling this weekend

posted 29 May 2012 16:09 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
Having missed out in a place in the Final, losing a tight Semi Final to eventual winners Cushinstown, the U-10 boys will be hoping to go one better when they take on Rathnure, Craanford and Faythe Harriers in the group stages this Bank Holiday Monday in Parc Charman.
The boys warmed up last weekend with a clinical display against Taghmon in the first game of the County Board Go Games series.
Best of luck to all involved.


Boggan League returns in early June

posted 29 May 2012 15:59 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 29 May 2012 16:20 ]
The Boggan League will return in style on Sun June 10th this year with hurling & camogie matches for all U6, U8 & U10 boys and U8 & U10 girls. It promises to be a great family fun day, with a BBq for all, music, games and more. The Fun will start at around 4 O'Clock.
Definately not to be missed!!


Underage Hurling Round up

posted 25 May 2012 14:19 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
With the older boys preparing for exams, it has been over to the younger boys to show their skills and 3 home games took place this week that resulted in handsome wins for the U14's over Rapparees in Div 1 of the Championship, the U12's over Taghmon in their Championship First Round, while the U10's had their first match of the year, also recording a very fine win over Taghmon. Taghmon did record a win over the U9's in their first Go Games outing. 


Conor Firman Wexford Feile Skills Champion 2012

posted 22 May 2012 14:12 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
The 2012 U-14 Wexford Feile Hurling Skillstar Competition Took place last Wednesday evening in Oylegate where 13 Clubs sent their young hurling experts to compete in this years compitition. Each young competitor had to score the highest points in various hurling skills to win, such as Ground Striking, Free Taking, Jab lift and strike, Ground cut and Ball control and Long Puck.
Conor Firman from St Martins achived the highest score to become this years Feile Skillstar master (above Conor Firman reciving the skillstar throphy from Coiste na nOg Chairman Des O Neill


Pipped by a Point

posted 17 May 2012 05:36 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
St. Martins Camogie U18 team narrowly lost out to taking the Premier title last night in a very tight match v Rathnure. The girls showed great determination on the field, going point for point with Rathnure until a goal just before half time put Rathnure ahead by 3 points. However, the girls came back out refreshed seeing Aine Hayes score a superb goal to put the sides level again. A superb display of camogie ensued with St. Martins going 2 points up at one stage. Great saves by Rachel Bridges in goal kept the girls level and in with every chance of securing the title. However, after a long range free, the sliotar landed in our full back line and somehow managed to scrape over the line seeing the last score of the game going to Rathnure, reigning them champions by a mere point. Our girls can hold their heads high having scored a respective score of 1.14. Supporters were treated to a great game of camogie. Our future is very bright. Final score: 1.14 - 4.6


U10 boy's lose out in Semi Final

posted 16 May 2012 14:40 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 16 May 2012 14:41 ]
A terrific effort from the U10 boys wasn't enough to see their way past a very fine Cushinstown side in the Mini-All Ireland Semi Final in Parc Charman last night. A poor start that saw them fall 1-2 to no score behind left them with a mountain to climb half way through the first half - with the eventual winners threatening to run riot. However, gradually the boys got a foothold in the game, and finished the half much stronger, though still behind by five points, 1-3 to a single point from David Cantwell.
The second half was a different story, with the Martin's boys tearing into their opponents from the start, and dominating possession. The breakthrough goal was proving elusive however, until Oisin Waters produced a brilliant finish to leave just a goal between the teams 1-4 to 1-1. Pressure on the Cushinstown goal was relentless, and point from John Hennessy closed the gap to just two points with 4 minutes left.
Cushinstown weathered the storm, and broke downfield to secure the final score 1-5 to 1-2. 
Through the competition the boys showed great skill, but last night they showed great character too. Well done to all the boys, all of whom played a vital part.
Well done to Cushinstown and we wish them the best of luck for the Final.
The full squad for the game was: Rory Walsh, Conor Doyle, Joe Barrett, David O Boyle, Luke Kavanagh, Oisin Waters, David Codd, Jim McDermott, Jamie Berry, David Cantwell, Conor Keane, Francis Dempsey, John Hennessy. 


A minute of your time with …. Paidie Kelly

posted 16 May 2012 13:26 by pro stmartins
When are where did you first play hurling (who was your coach,etc.)?

Mr Barretts school League in Piercestown NS.

Who was the biggest influence in your career?

My Mother


What do you consider your greatest achievements?

Winning the Leinster U21 football final this year & 2008 Senior hurling final


What players do you most admire and why?

The Gooch Cooper, just because he’s a legend


Favourite sporting event of all time?

The Masters Golf


Describe your typical training week:

Mon - Club training, Tue - Gym, Wed - Club training, Thurs – Gym, Friday - Club training

Sat/Sun match. This can alter a lot, depends on how much time I have after I’m finished on Facebook


What has been your biggest disappointment?

Losing 2010 County senior hurling final


Your best football memory outside of playing:

Owen Mulligan’s goal against Dublin a couple of years ago


Your best football memory as a player:

Again winning the U21 football Leinster final


How do you relax away from sport?

TV and facebook……


If there was a transfer market, what player would you add to your panel?

Paul Galvin, mainly because he could bring Willie Deveraux shopping for those tight jeans he loves.


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



When I was a child I wanted to be:

A Farmer


Senior Football Championship

posted 16 May 2012 13:14 by pro stmartins   [ updated 16 May 2012 14:44 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford ]
On Tuesday next 22nd May, our senior footballers will take to the championship field for their second round game against Duffry Rovers in Bellfield with a 8pm throw in. The lads have got off to a great start in the championship and a victory over the Duffry would put us in a great position to qualify from the group

Please come along and support the lads....

Camogie Minor Replay

posted 16 May 2012 03:59 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
Tonight sees the Camogie Minor Replay as St. Martins meet Rathnure once again in a bid to secure the Premier Title. Please come along and support our girls! O Kennedy Park, New Ross 7pm


Senior & Junior Hurling Championship

posted 13 May 2012 12:07 by pro stmartins
Earlier today after a tough game played in windy conditions, our Seniors played out a draw with our neighbours St Annes in the 2nd round of the Pettits Senior Hurling Championship.
The result means we will need to win all our remaining games to be sure of going through to the 1/4 finals.
Also this evening our Junior hurlers were in championship action, again played in very windy conditions they were defeated by St Fintans. This defeat leaves our 2nd team still looking for their first points in the championship.
Thanks to all who supported both teams.


Senior and Junior Hurling Championship

posted 11 May 2012 07:18 by pro stmartins   [ updated 12 May 2012 10:22 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford ]
This weekend St Martins will play their 2nd round games in both their senior and junior hurling championship campaigns.
After an opening round defeat to Oulart our seniors will have the tough task of taking on our neighbours St Annes in what will be a must win game for both teams. This mouth watering contest will be played on Sunday in Oylgate with a 3pm throw in.
Our Juniors will take to championship field later that evening when they will face local rivals St Fintans in Piercestown at 6.30. Again after a 1st round loss to Monageer our junior team must take full points away from this game
Please come along and support both teams
Best of luck to all involved


U-14 Boys bounce back with great win.

posted 10 May 2012 14:36 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 10 May 2012 14:37 ]
Naomh Eanna 1-3 St Martins 0-9
No match report yet, but the result says it all. Having lost two Feile Finals (Football & Hurling)  over the past two weekends the boys travelled up to Gorey for Rnd 2 of the Hurling Championship - and outscored their great rivals by 3 points.
Well done to all involved. 


U10 Boys into Mini All-Ireland Semi Final

posted 10 May 2012 13:43 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 12 May 2012 14:09 ]

After an impressive display of free-flowing football at the weekend, the U-10 boys had to battle out a more earthy win in difficult conditions in Parc Charman tonight, to overcome a battling Buffers Alley side in the Mini All-Ireland Quarter Final. Early exchanges were tight and tough, but once Jamie Berry bagged the second of his two goals to leave St Martin's 2-0 to 0-1 ahead the Martin's boys improved their performance. 
After Oisin Waters got his second point from a free early in the second half to make the score 2-2 to 0-1 it looked like St Martin's would pull clear, but a goal for Buffers Alley tightened the game up again. The exchanges were tough as the game was in the melting pot, but David Cantwell set John Hennessy up for a great goal, before Hennessy returned the favour for Cantwell to score the point of the match to finish the scoring at 3-3 to 1-1.
The draw for the semi-finals was made after the game. St Martins will play R/Cushinstown, while in the other semi St Anne's will play Gusserane on Tuesday night next, time TBC - see Club Calendar for update. 
All the boys played an equal part on the night, the full squad for the game was: Rory Walsh, Conor Doyle, Joe Barrett, David O Boyle, Luke Kavanagh, Oisin Waters, David Codd, Jim McDermott, Jamie Berry, David Cantwell, Conor Keane, Francis Dempsey, John Hennessy.


U12 Girls Football update

posted 9 May 2012 15:21 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
St Martins under 12 girls got their football season off to a great
start. There 1st game was away to Shelmaliers and the girls put in an
excellent performance and had a very convincing win.
Our 2nd game was at home to St Annes and this was a very tough game
but the girls played great stuff and came out on top in the end to
win by 2 points.
Well done to all the girls looking forward to the next
game which is away to Ballyhogue.


U8/U10 Fixtures updated

posted 9 May 2012 14:13 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 9 May 2012 15:11 ]
The Boys fixtures have been altered and updated.
Click the above picture to check them out - or Click on the link on the sidebar.
Always remember these fixtures are a guide only - weather plays a big part in when these games take place!!
Club Calendar on homepage will keep you upto date.


Minor Premier Final

posted 8 May 2012 06:28 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
The St Martins minor camogie girls took to the field yesterday against Rathnure in a bid to win the premier title. The girls got stuck in from the outset, scoring plenty from play with Chloe Fox scoring the only goal of the first half. However the sides were level at half time as Rathnure's centre back proved consistent with her free-taking abilities. Some great points from Fiona Bennett, Amy Cardiff, Marie Claire Morrissey and Meaghan Ryan kept the girls very much in the game. A vital goal by Aine Hayes ensured they would not be beaten. Rachel Bridges was superb, keeping a clean sheet in goal. The final score on the day St. Martins 2-8 Rathnure 0-14. The replay is fixed for May 16th, venue to be confirmed


Slaney Festival Disappointment

posted 8 May 2012 06:17 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
Our U14 girls put in a fantastic performance over the weekend, narrowly losing out by 2 points to Craanford. St. Martins got off to a great start, fine points by Sarah O Connor from frees and a goal by Tara Doyle saw our girls leading the way at half time 1-2 - 0-1. Crannford dug deep and started picking off a few scroes, however Sarah once again pointed from a placed ball. With minutes to go and the sides level, her younger sister Ciara won a superb ball and pointed from her left. Unfortunately a free was awarded to Craanford just before the full time whistle, a goal eventually coming off it seeing them go forward to represent Wexford at the national Feile. Hard luck to our girls but there's plenty of talent in the ranks and still time for plenty of silverware to be won. The Slaney Skills Festival also took place over the weekend, once again seeing one of our girls Sarah O Connor narrowly missing out by taking second place.



posted 7 May 2012 15:08 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 10 May 2012 15:14 ]
The Wexford Senior hurling championship got underway this weekend, and in Group B St Martins suffered a narrow defeat to reigning Champions Oulart - going down by 4 points in Bellefield.
Full report to follow - but nevertheless, an encouraging start ahead of next weekends, now crucial Rnd 2 match with neighbours St Annes. 
Match report from Wexford Echo:

U-10's into Mini-All Ireland Q Final.

posted 7 May 2012 14:57 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
The U10 Boys had a great weekend in the Mini All-Ireland Football
tournament in Parc Charman. 21 Clubs in total are taking part and the
boys have reached the last eight. All the lads played an equal part in
an impressive display, winning all 3 games, playing bright attacking
They will now face Buffers Alley on Thursday, again in Parc Charman at 7pm.


Superb extra time win for Wexford minor hurlers

posted 7 May 2012 14:50 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 7 May 2012 15:31 ]

Wexford  0-22 Dublin 1-17

Martin Storey’s Wexford minor hurlers won a hard fought extra time victory over Dublin in Parnell Park on Saturday. Wexford got off to a dire start losing captain Andew Kenny to a late fitness test and conceeding an early goal when a clearance was blocked and spilled into the net. Wexford were in the opening quarter trailing Dublin 0-02 to 1-05 but fought back valiantly and at half time Wexford trailed 1-08 to 0-08.

During the second half  Wexford reeled Dublin in and then overtook their lead and in the final minute of the game Wexford were one point but a last minute free allowed Dublin to level it and send the game to extra time with a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-16.

In extra time it was blow for blow as Dublin refused to allow Wexford pull ahead. Wexford led by one point at half time in extra time but on resumption Dublin immediately equalised again! In the final minutes Wexford opened up a 3 point lead with Dublin scoring late on giving Wexford a 2 point win.

Cogratulations to Jack O Connor and Luke White, who are now a Semi Final away from a Leinster Final appearance. The Semi Final will be held after the Leaving Cert exams next month against opponents still TBC.


Heartbreak for U-14's in Feile drama

posted 7 May 2012 14:41 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
A dramatic Feile U-14 Div 1 Final ended in heartbreak for St. Martins boys as Naomh Eanna completed the double and will now go on to represent Wexford in Dublin in July.
The boys battled back from the concession of early goals in each half, and defended heroically during a period of the second half when the Gorey side were in the ascendency, to take the lead with just a couple of minutes left in normal time. But an equalising point from a free with time almost up meant the game went into extra time.
Having played with the wind in the first half of extra time a two point lead at half time was especially narrow - and so it proved as Naomh Eanna finished the stronger side, a late goal proving decisive, eventually winning out by 3-11 to 2-9.
We all hope and expect that Naomh Eanna will go forward to represent Wexford with distinction in Dublin. It's a great achievement for them to do the double, congratulations to them. 


Monday Madness!!

posted 6 May 2012 07:34 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
An exciting Bank Holiday Monday is in store for the St. Martins Camogie Girls.... The U14s successfully qualified for the Slaney Festival Final after five tough matches. The girls worked extremely hard to win their place in tomorrow's 2pm throw in v Craanford in Taghmon. Our minor team will also play in Taghmon at 3pm in their Premier Final v Rathnure. A double header for all you keen supporters.... Best of luck girls!!


Slaney Camogie Festival

posted 4 May 2012 03:24 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford   [ updated 7 May 2012 14:43 ]
St.Martins have a busy weekend ahead as they host the Slaney Camogie Festival tomorrow, May 5th. Five teams, including a large panel of our U14 girls, will compete to win a place in the Slaney Festival Final which will be held in Taghmon on Bank Holiday Monday at 2pm. Each team will play four games of 20 minutes aside with all action kicking off at 11am! Please come and support our girls in a bid to represent our county once again at Féile na nGael! Up St. Martins!


'Bolgers' Summer Sevens'

posted 2 May 2012 15:26 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford

Two of Wexford's All-ireland winning camogie players from last year are doing their bit to assist a worthy cause.

The Bolger twins , Lisa and Linda, are organising the 'Bolgers' Summer Sevens' in both camogie and hurling, with all proceeds going to the Niall Mellon Township Trust.

The camogie action will take place on Sunday, May 13, with the hurling a fortnight later on May 27.

All games will take place in Piercestown, and with some of the top teams in the county and country participating, there promises to be two smashing days of sport.

Supporters are invited to come along and bring your friends and family to soak up the atmosphere and watch the action. Entry is free of charge but donations would be greatly appreciated.

There will plenty of activities on both days including a long puck and crossbar challenge competition as well as the tournament games. There will also be soup, sandwiches and many more goodies on sale if you get a bit peckish, so it's really an event not to be missed.


U-10 Mini All-Ireland Football

posted 2 May 2012 15:16 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford
The U10 football season gets going this weekend with the start of the Volunteers Mini All Ireland tournament in Parc Charman - a tournament the boys really enjoyed a year ago, where as U9's they reached the QFinal.
This year we have been drawn against Clonard, Kilmore, Davidstown & Blackwater with the Group winners and runners-up reaching the QFinals - games to begin on Sunday next at 4:30pm.   


Minor Footballers lose out to Carlow

posted 2 May 2012 14:00 by secretarybng StMartins Wexford

Unfortunately Wexfords minor footballers lost their Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Championship replay this evening, going down Wexford 0-09 to Carlow 2-11.

Hard luck to the team and management.

Meanwhile, Leinster GAA have confirmed that Saturday’s Round 2 Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship clash between Wexford and Dublin will now take place at 2pm (not 7pm as previously fixed) in Dublin’s Parnell Park.