Club Notes - 2014-09-09

posted 22 Sep 2014, 02:21 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:44 ]

Coiste na nÓg

Saturday was a hectic but successful day for the Club. First up, our juvenile hurlers had a fantastic win over Naomh Eanna in the county premier semi-final and they will now play Shelmaliers in the county final. The lads’ work rate and great team play were particular features of the 5-10 to 1-9 win in St. Patrick’s Park. Also notable were the quality umpiring and linesmanning by Larry Coleman and Jake Firman respectively!


Hard luck to our under 12 hurlers who lost to an excellent Faythe Harriers team on Friday night in the county Division 1 final. The boys lost by 1-8 to 0-4 but they tried their hearts out and can look back on a great year as they reached finals in both hurling and football and, of course, won the football the previous week against Sarsfields. On  Wednesday, our 9 and 10 year-old footballers had a great evening in Wexford Park in the Kent Cup football finals. We played Sarsfields in both matches and honours were evenly shared with the 9s winning and the 10s losing two sporting and entertaining games. Next up for the 10s is a challenge match on Wednesday 10th in Piercestown against Oulart The Ballagh at 6.45 and they follow that with another home hurling game on Friday against St. Fintan’s. On Saturday our under 8s make the annual pilgrimage to the Roanmore tournament in Waterford and we hope that they will have as much fun as all the teams before them have had.


Also on Saturday, at 11am in Wexford Park, is our minor hurlers’ county semi-final against Rapparees. Hopefully a big crowd of supporters will attend before then travelling to Thurles to support Jack O’Connor, Luke White, Patrick O’Connor and adult camogie coach JJ Doyle and the whole of the Wexford under 21 hurling team in the All Ireland final. That game throws in at 7pm so there’s plenty of time to watch both matches!


Last Thursday, our under 14 footballers lost a thrilling quarter final to Starlights, in Bellefield, on a scoreline of 4-8 to 4-6.  Next up for this squad, on Sunday, is their hurling semi-final versus Oulart The Ballagh, in Oulart, at 11am.


At this time of the year we’d like to wish our young men and women the best of luck as they leave secondary school and move on to further study, work or whatever awaits them in the next phase of life.


Adult men

Saturday was an excellent day for the club and was capped off by a 3-12 to 3-3 win by our junior B hurlers against Crossabeg in the Wexford District final. While all the men played well the fantastic running of the minor members of the team was particularly praiseworthy.



A quarter final win for our seniors on Tuesday last against a very determined Glynn-Barntown team sees us now playing Oulart-The Ballagh in the semi-final at 12 noon on September 21st in Wexford park. While the 1-12 to 1-3 scoreline suggests a straightforward win it’s clear that the girls will have a huge challenge if they’re to live with the strength and experience of Oulart. Our intermediates lost to Gorey last Monday but having had wins in other group games they now are also in the semi-final on October 4th. On Saturday, in Oylegate, the under 14 camogie team concluded its season with a comprehensive league final win over St. Ibars on a scoreline of 6-16 to 0-1 and this really put the seal on a great year for the girls. Huge credit is due to the girls and selectors for the clean sweep of Féile, championship and league wins. Congratulations also to the girls on the county under 18 team who beat Offaly in Killurin on Sunday last. This now qualifies them for the Leinster final versus Kilkenny at the end of the month.  The Club representatives are Amy Cardiff, Katie O’Connor, Muireann Byrne, Chloe Fox, Lauren Carty and Sarah O‘Connor with Deirdre Colfer as a selector. 


Many thanks to all who supported our black bag clothes collection on Saturday and a major upcoming social events in the Club is "Come Dine With Me" which will take place in the St. Martin’s community centre on October 10th. Please contact Maire O’Connor if you’d like to book a table. This was a very enjoyable social evening last year so book quickly before all places are gone (€20 per head). A Halloween  disco for primary school children will be held on Friday October 24th after school in the centre. Again this was very well supported last year and the kids had a great afternoon’s entertainment whilst supporting the club at the same time. We also hope to have a “Movie Night” on Thursday October 30th for first years upwards and we will have more details later.


Ladies’ football

On Wednesday night, our under 16 girls lost their football semi-final away to Gusserane by 7-8 to 4-8 and we wish Sarah O’Connor a speedy recovery from her finger injury.


Cycling Sportive

Well done to Club Chairman, Mick Morrissey, and to Philip Murphy, Jason Barron and Jim Doyle on cycling to Dublin on Saturday in aid of Wexford’s Marine Watch. It will be good practice for next Sunday’s Sportive. There will be 2 routes, a 50km and a 120km (plus a kids cycle) with the 50km route going from Piercestown to Enniscorthy and back. The 120km route will also head north - up the coast road through Blackwater, Ballygarrett, over to the Harrow, stopping in Monageer GAA club for food and return to Piercestown over Vinegar Hill. The kids 10km cycle will leave the pitch at 2pm for the roundabout, left over to Dr. Hooper’s then right up to Hayestown, left over to the Deer park road, left to Murrintown, straight over and down the back road and back to the pitch. With over 170 cyclists taking part last year this will be a good challenge for cyclists of all ability and it’s for a great cause with part of the proceeds going to Wexford Hospice home care. It’s just €22 for adults and €5 for kids and for more details contact Des Dempsey on 087-2789314 or see our facebook page.



The numbers in the most recent Lotto draw on August 31st were 13, 17, 20 and 28. There was no winner of the grand jackpot of €15,000 but we had two “match 3” winners who get €50 each. Well done to Joe and Gertrude O’Byrne, and to Billy and Sue Esmonde. With the jackpot currently at such a peak it’s great to see more people signing up to the Lotto which is a critical part of the day to day financing of the Club. If anyone else wishes to sign up please contact any Committee member.


Fundraising: Strictly Club Dancing

Our Strictly event will take place in the Talbot Hotel on November 15th and funds are being raised by different sectors of the Club in support of the competing dancers. This is the main fundraising event of the year and proceeds will be put towards the ongoing development and maintenance of the Club, including – we hope – the laying of an astroturf surface on the other side of the hurling wall. As anyone who has used the astroturf on the road side of the wall will already know the new surface has been a huge benefit to the coaching of our games, particularly at underage level. A second surface will greatly enhance the training possibilities to the whole club, particularly in the wet and dark of the winter months.


The dancers and their fundraising support groups are as follows:

Group                                     Dancers

Senior/ Junior/ U21                 Andy & Jenny Firman

Minor & U16                            Harry O Connor & Rachel Cantwell

U14 & U12                              Dermot Rossiter and Edel Audsley

U10 & U8 & U6                       James Dunne & Marie Mernagh

Adult Committee                     Mick Morrissey & Melonie Doran Murphy

Camogie Adult                        Tracy Brown & Donnacha Quigley

Camogie underage                 David Dempsey & Joanne Fenlon

Ladies Football                        Anna Hayes and Talbot rep Chris

We will be organising a host of events, from “spot the ball”, to table quizzes to top-notch dining and we hope that all friends, members and supporters of the club will lend a hand to this over the coming months. We also of course look forward to seeing you all in the Talbot in mid-November!



The Club wishes to extend its sympathies to John Rackard on the death of his brother Willie; ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.