Club Notes - 2014-08-12

posted 14 Aug 2014, 02:11 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:38 ]

Last week saw our first ever Sports Challenge Camp which turned out to be a great success and the more than 60 teenagers who attended are already enquiring about next year's event. Many thanks to all who gave so generously of their time to help out with the camp.

It was another busy week on the playing front as our juvenile hurlers beat Harriers in Páirc Charman on Monday last before travelling to play De La Salle in Waterford on Thursday and James Stephens in Kilkenny last night. Their female counterparts lost to Rathnure on Wednesday. Meanwhile our minors recorded a fine 7-16 to 0-12 win over Buffers' Alley and they await the semifinals.

The under 14 girls continued their winning form beating St. Ibar's during the week to qualify for a league semi-final spot.  The under 10 camogie squad had mixed luck with Kilmore overcoming our white team in horrible conditions last Tuesday and our maroon team beat St Annes on Thursday. These girls are training very hard and improving all the time.

The under 10 boys had two cracking games of hurling against Oylegate and Faythe Harriers and it's great to see the skill levels on display. On Saturday, the Boggan tournament for our under 6, 8 and 10 hurlers takes place at 4pm.

This will be followed by an under 14 match against Marshalstown in memory of John Byrne who died 30 years ago today. John was a stalwart of our under 14 team that beat Marshalstown in the 1984 county final. Tragically, however, John took an accidental blow to the head during the game, was brought to hospital and died 2 days later. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

The junior B hurlers had a good win over Faythe Harriers last Monday in their last match even though we came close to letting a few pensioners out on the field!  Junior A hurlers had a fantastic win over the auld enemy Glynn / Barntown on Friday by 3-13 to 1-7. This was a great team performance especially from five 17 year olds and Ken Furlong, the senior citizen at centre back didn't do too bad either. Junior B footballers received a walkover from St. Mary's of  Maudlintown and have qualified for knockout stages.

Our senior men play Shelmaliers tonight in Wexford Park in a crucial championship game so all support is needed. Hard luck also to Mark Maloney who played bravely with the County Intermediate team who lost to Cork. Well done also to our ladies' intermediate football team who beat Clongeen on Sunday night by 3-5 to 0-6 to qualify for the Shield Final.

A date for the diary is Sunday, September 16th, for our second Cycling Sportive. The 50km route is up to Enniscorthy and back and the 130km cycle will follow the same as last year. Last year's inaugural event was great craic and we will have more info on this year's edition online shortly.

Finally, the Club Lotto jackpot of €15,000 remains to be won. Last week's numbers were 1, 3, 13 and 28.