Club Notes 2014-07-29

posted 31 Jul 2014, 01:53 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:53 ]

Victory in under 12 hurling tournament

Well done to the under 12 boys who were victorious on Saturday in the Clonea Hurling Tournament in Waterford. 3 wins the previous weekend had set up a quarterfinal with the host club, which the boys won comfortably. This set the scene for an epic battle against Midleton of Cork in the semifinal. Despite conceding an early second half goal, and playing into a stiff breeze the boys dug deep to win through on a 2-6 to 2-3 scoreline. The final, against Danesfort of Kilkenny, was a tight enough game, with the Cats scoring 3 first half goals of the softish variety, but our reply of 1-9 meant we again faced into the breeze with a narrow lead. Another goal for Danesfort from a long range free kept the pressure on, but this was a game in which our hurling kept us on the front foot. The final whistle blew with our lads 2-12 to 4-1 ahead and captain Jim Mc received the silverware from Tommy Finn to the delight of all the St. Martin's players, parents and mentors. An excellent performance throughout the tournament - with only 20 scores conceded over the 6 matches.

Other underage boys news
Meanwhile, our under 14 footballers had a very good win against Starlights in Piercestown last Thursday. They won 5-11 to 2-6 playing some great football with some great team scores. On Friday night, our under 10 boys played 2 excellent games against Sarsfields in the baking heat of Parc Charman.  Our juvenile footballers had an impressive 8-7 to 1-9 win at home to Bunclody and they travelled to Gorey last night, again for football, where they were well beaten by a slick Naomh Éanna outfit by 4-15 to 3-3. Well done, by the way, to the 5 boys selected on the County under 16 hurling squad (Conor Coleman, Conor Firman, Barry O’Connor, Rory O’Connor, Cian Ryan). The minor footballers played out an exciting draw at home to Glynn-Barntown on a 0-12 to 1-9 score. Highlight of the match was Joe Coleman's 7-point haul.

News from the Men
On the adult side of things, the Junior A hurlers had a good win over St. Fintans  in the championship by 1-20 to 0-8. The Junior B hurlers lost to Crossabeg and have two fixtures this week against St. Anne's and Faythe Harriers. We have been delighted over the last couple of weeks to see Mossy Waters back on the playing field, even warming up with the extended Wexford squad in Thurles and Kilkenny. After a year out of the game it’s great to see him back and hopefully we will have a big crowd in Wexford Park on Sunday August 3rd for our third match in this year’s senior county championship when we play St. Anne’s. A massive “well done” also to Mark Maloney who won a Leinster intermediate intercounty medal against Kilkenny last week.


The senior camogie team continued their rich vein of form with a fine win over Oylegate, in Piercestown last Monday in the third round of the championship. However the intermediates lost out to a very strong Blackwater team. The under 16s play St. Ibars at home tomorrow in the championship while the second u16 team are away to Taghmon. Our second under 14 team played at St. Anne's on Saturday and lost narrowly. The under 12 second team also played during the week and,  fielding a very young team, they acquitted themselves very well against Kilmore.

Summer Sports Camp in the Club

The Club is hosting a Sports Challenge Camp from August 5 - 8. It's open to our under 14 and 16 boys and girls, plus up to 2 friends each, and costs a mere €20. Many different sports will be on offer - hurling, tennis, football, rounders, athletics etc -so please contact Tracy Browne at 087.9755563 to book your place. We expect to have around 80 spaces available and they are filling up quickly.


Yoga & Dancing

The benefits of yoga for flexibility, core strength and all-round wellbeing are well known at this stage so we are delighted that Eileen Rowe is teaching some classes in the Centre. There are 2 classes this week, one at 7am this morning (so well done to those who attended) and the other at 8.30pm on Thursday. Eileen will supply mats, participants bring towels and the classes are open to ALL players from under 16 upwards. Another flexibility activity is dancing and the Club has decided to run Celebrity Club Dancing again this year, after the success and enjoyment of last year’s event. Anyone wishing to participate is asked to contact Brendan Roche at