Club Notes - 2014/06/24

posted 25 Jun 2014, 16:51 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:51 ]

In the Senior Hurling League, we lost to Buffers Alley on a 2-14 to 0-15 scoreline and we played Ferns away last night (result available on our website). There was disappointment also for many of our minor squad who played with the Wexford team that lost out narrowly to Dublin in the Leinster hurling semi final on Saturday. Nonetheless we are immensely proud of Joe Coleman, Aaron Maddock, Joe O’Connor, Jake Firm, Conor Firman, Harry O’Connor and Johnny Hamilton. Sunday saw our juniors turn out at home for a game against Bunclody but, due to the non-appearance of a referee, the game was played as friendly instead.


On the camogie front, credit goes to our under 14 girls who gave a very good account of themselves in the national Féile blitz day in Thurles on Saturday as they competed against the best premier teams in the country. Their first game was against Sarsfields of Galway where a last minute goal meant our girls lost by a single point. A very determined performance against a physical team from Thomastown of Kilkenny also ended in narrow defeat, by a goal. The third game then was against Ballybrown from
Limerick which they won well and it gave the selectors an opportunity to give all panel members game time. The overall balance of this panel is very encouraging for St. Martins camogie. They represented themselves, the club and Wexford with exemplary behaviour on and off the field and this was acknowledged by former Cork player Mary O’Connor who is now Director of Camogie Development.


Well done to Noeleen Lambert, Lisa and Linda Bolger who helped Wexford to overcame last year’s All-Ireland winners Galway in Athenry also on Saturday last.


After a break for junior cert exams, our under 16 girls were back in action and had to dig deep after conceding 3 early goals to Rathnure in the third round of their championship eventually coming away with a well-earned draw. Our under 12 girls travelled to Bunclody for their mini-league game and whilst they were beaten they are improving every day they go out. 


Congratulations to the boys and girls of Piercestown / Murrinrown on their Rackard League wins and to the boys and girls of Piercestown on rounders wins.  Our under 12 boys enjoyed hurling and football matches against visitors from Skerries Harps on Sunday and, while we had the upper hand in hurling, the Dubliners were a little bit sharper with the big ball. Our under 10 boys played Sarsfields in Parc Charman on Friday 20 June and, despite a battling final period, they lost out to a well-drilled Butters outfit. Next up for them is Ballinastragh Gaels on Friday night. Well done also to our under 14 boys who scored a fine win, against Ballinastragh also. A really busy but great week for a lot of children so keep up the good work one and all.


Finally, our minor boys and girls are running a massive car wash at the Club on Saturday 28th so what better way to give the car its annual clean while also helping our underage players’ fundraising efforts?