Club Notes - 2014/09/23

posted 23 Sep 2014, 01:34 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:52 ]
 

Coiste na nÓg

It was a very productive week for our underage teams, getting off to a great start with a win for our under 12 B-team in their county final on Tuesday night last in St. Patrick’s Park. Playing against Sarsfields, our boys recovered from an early 2-goal deficit to win by 4-1 to 3-2. Then on Saturday morning the under 16 hurlers played Shelmaliers in the county premier hurling final, in Killurin. After 20 minutes we were down 5 points to 2 but a somewhat lucky goal before halftime turned the tide and the boys dominated the second half to win 4-25 to 1-9. This is the 4th successive under 16 hurling title for the club which bodes really well, we hope, for future adult teams.  Well done to the entire panel and to the coaching team of Brendan Roche, Brian Cantwell, George O’Connor, Phelim Crotty and Tomás Codd.

 

Our minor hurlers continue to train for their county final and had an excellent practice match on Sunday against O’Loughlin Gaels of Kilkenny. We led at halftime but in the end, OLG, managed to win what was a really productive workout for our lads. The minors continue their training regime and will be training in the field at 7pm on Wednesday. Meanwhile, our under 8s joined over 100 other underage clubs in Roanmore, Co Waterford for the Annual Charity Hurling Blitz.

Our boys took on Rathgarogue Cushinstown from Wexford, Douglas from Cork and Sacred Heart Erin’s Own from Waterford. The Waterford game in particular was a real cracker and ended in a draw following a last second goal from a free by the Déise team. Each and every player turned out a sterling performance to return home with the team undefeated on the day. Then on Sunday the under 7s joined the under 8s a blitz brilliantly organised by Glynn-Barntown.  The boys continued their good form of recent weeks playing three matches against Castletown, Shelmaliers and our hosts. This coming Wednesday is the lads’ last training session and will be one not to be missed!  

Camogie

Hard luck to our camogie seniors who bowed out of the senior championship at the semi-final stage to Oulart The Ballagh on a scoreline of 5-12 to 1-12. Having started slowly the girls showed true character in the second half and put in a very spirited performance. The team worked hard and will learn from this defeat and will be a driving force over the next few years. The management team should be commended as they left no stone unturned to bring this group of young girls from relegation last year to a senior semi-final this year. The intermediate camogie team will contest their semi-final against Gorey on October 4th with the venue and time still to be confirmed. Our under 16s are similarly awaiting their semi-final date against Craanford. Well done to the under 10 girls who finished off their season last week with a session full of fun and games while watching Des Dempsey try his hand at one-handed handstands! The under 12s will continue for another few weeks on Tuesdays at 6pm. Also our under 14s where they have completed the treble league championship and feile will continue training as they are invited to an u14 blitz in Galtir, Waterford with a possible date of 12th October.

 

The Camogie Club’s “Come dine with me” night on October 10th is selling out fast so anyone wishing to attend should contact Maire O’Connor on 087.6235064 to order tickets. 

 

 

Ladies’ football

The ladies footballers are holding a fundraiser to support “Strictly Club Dancing” and will be having a coffee morning/cake sale on Sunday October 5th in Murrintown Community Centre from 10.30-12.30 so please pencil that into your diaries. We would also like to wish the Wexford ladies football team and Aoife McAuliffe who is part of the panel all the very best in the Junior All Ireland next Sunday the 28th.

 

Handball

St Martin's Handball Club will hold its AGM tomorrow, Wednesday September 24th at 8pm in the Centre.  All new members are very welcome and parents of current players and those interested in starting are invited to attend. Handball is a great off-season activity for those involved in other sports. It is great for fitness, flexibility, agility and strength.  It develops both sides of the body and improves co-ordination so get your children involved and give them an edge for the upcoming 2015 season!

Club Calendar
As the GAA season begins to draw to a close, squad photos are being taken for both the history books and a Club calendar which we hope to have on sale later this year and will make a fantastic Christmas present. As an appetiser, here’s a recent shot of the under 14 boys who assembled recently for their end-of-season fashion shoot!
 
Table Quiz

As a season-ender for Coiste na nÓg, we will host a giant table quiz in the Club next Wednesday October 1st with questions aimed in particular at the younger club members. However, we’d ask that every 4-person team have at least 1 adult as there will be some questions for the oldies too! The quiz will start at 7pm and will be finished by 9pm and we will have spot prizes and snacks. Questions will be posed on sport, music, popular culture and other categories and we think it will be a great evening’s fun. All proceeds will go towards the fundraising drive for a 2nd astroturf on the other side of the hurling wall and the entry fee is €5 per child or €20 per table.

Club Lotto

The Club Lotto numbers drawn on Sunday 21st were 2,18,20 and 25. We had no winner of the €15,000 jackpot but two couples matched 3 and get €50 each so well done to Mick and Catherine Morrissey and to Simon and Catherine Curran. Anyone wishing to join the Lotto can do so very easily by approaching any Committee member or by replying to this email and we will send you an application form.

Well done the D’Arcys!

Last week was big one for the D’Arcys and we must first of all congratulate our former camogie All Star, Mags D’Arcy, who was excellent as a pundit on last week’s camogie “Sunday Game”. She did her family, club and county proud and we hope to see more of her on the telly. The camogie final was a double for the family as Michael D’Arcy’s “Corner Boy” provided the musical entertainment in Croke Park at the camogie finals. Also togging out for Corner Boy was James Busher O’Sullivan of Hayestown and it’s great to see members of the wider St. Martin’s family getting a run-out in Croke Park no matter in what guise. The musical fans among you will know that Corner Boy will be playing soon in Wexford, in the Spiegel Tent, during the Opera Festival. One night is already sold out so get in there quick for their second concert.