Club Notes - 2014-10-07

posted 21 Oct 2014, 01:28 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:45 ]


Hard luck to both our adult camogie teams who lost over the weekend. The intermediate team bowed out of the championship at the semi-final stage to Gorey in horrible conditions on Friday night. However this very young team can take loads of positives from the year and we look forward to what lies ahead for them. The seniors also lost their league game to Oulart in Piercestown on Sunday but they are still in contention for a top four finish so we could still be playing camogie at Christmas! Apart from our under 16 girls who continue to train for their semi-final against Craanford on October 18th all other younger teams are finished for the year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all involved with these teams. The hours put in by the children, mentors and  parents should be applauded and is appreciated by one and all.


Coiste na nÓg

The under 12 boys’ season will conclude on Sunday next when the lads take part in the finals of the Sarsfields Brendan Redmond Football Tournament. Crossabeg and the host club will be the opposition, with the first game taking place at 10am. The only other underage boys’ team still active is the minor squad who continue to train for the impending county minor final. Their management team would like to thank St. Peters’ College junior and senior management teams, Wexford CBS and Donal Howlin for their help and cooperation at this time.  It’s great to see management teams coming together and working for player welfare so thanks to all.  The Minor final is still more than 10 days away so the lads are continuing to train well and had an excellent day on Saturday in the Club with a variety of different coaches. On Friday night, Club legend Rory McCarthy presented the under 16 hurling team with their county championship medals and some very snazzy tops. An enjoyable evening was had by all as parents and friends relived the win over Shelmaliers and nibbled on some hot finger food. A picture of the team in all their finery is with this article.


Family Fun Table Quiz

A very enjoyable end-note to the underage season was our Family Fun Table Quiz on Wednesday night. We had a great turnout as more than 80 people, young and old, turned up for two fun-filled hours. In the end the winners, after a playoff, were a team of under 12 starlets guided by their big-brained coach, Ken Stock Walsh!  It was great to see families coming together in fun and, as a bonus, almost €350 was raised to go towards our “Strictly Club Dancing” efforts so well done to all concerned.


Upcoming Events

A date for your diary is Thursday October 30th, when the Club will run a Race Night at Enniscorthy Dog Track. It promises to be an excellent night’s entertainment and a lot of fun for all the family, with Halloween fancy dress and party games for the little ones. Tickets will be the normal entry fee for Enniscorthy of €10 per adult with proceeds going towards the further development of facilities at St Martin's. It should be a lot of fun! Don’t forget that Strictly Club Dancing takes place in the Talbot Hotel on November 15th; our dancers are training diligently, fundraisers are continuing with their work so it’s all shaping up to be a fantastic event.


Adult Men: football quarter final

Our senior footballers will play their county quarter final on Friday October 10th at 8.30pm in Bellefield in Enniscorthy. The game against Castletown will kick off at 8.30pm (refereed by Syl Doyle) and will be preceded by the Adamstown – Kilinerin relegation final. While there’s been a lot of dissatisfaction throughout the county with the scheduling of important games for week nights under lights, particularly given how many players are working or studying outside the county, at this stage our only concern is to get a big support up to Enniscorthy on the night to roar on the lads. Winning the county title last year was historic and there’s a real chance now to kick on and defend the title so we hope to see a massive crowd there on Friday. From a fans’ point of view, there’s a real sense of excitement with big Friday Night Lights games so no excuses now, pencil it into your diaries!



Finally, there were no winners when last week’s Lotto numbers (4, 8, 17 and 23) were drawn on September 28th. The numbers drawn on Sunday October 5th are unavailable as we “go to press” but they will be advertised via Twitter as soon as we get them (yet another reason to get aboard the Twittertrain!!). Our grand prize of €15,000 is yet to be won so – quick! – join the Lotto to have a chance of winning big time. Anyone wishing to join the Lotto needs only to contact any member of the Committee.