Club Notes - 2014/04/29

posted 29 Apr 2014, 10:36 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 11 Jan 2017, 05:49 ]

It was an extremely busy week for our under 12 boys and it began with mixed fortunes in Páirc Charman for the first round of the football league where our A team came up short by a point against a very good Sarsfields team. However, the B team turned in a terrific performance to win by 2-4 to 0-3 points. Focus then switched to hurling, where our A team played two excellent matches on Thursday against Dicksboro at home and on Sunday against James Stephens in Kilkenny. Our B team took part in the mini All Ireland in Páirc Charman, where they played Crossabeg and Taghmon.


Our under 10 boys got their season up and running on Friday night when both teams played Barntown in Piercestown. Next up for the boys will be another hurling match this week against Faythe Hariers. Hard luck meanwhile to our under 14s who were knocked out of the Féile hurling after 3 good games against Barntown, Harriers and Rathnure. It was a great learning experience for the boys and the whole squad got a lot of playing time so we take many positives from Saturday’s matches.


Our Minor boys’ panel is organising a fundraising raffle for a selection of international sports jersies. Each raffle line is only €2m, pictures of the jersies are available on our facebook page and lines can be bought from any member of the minor squad.


Our senior camogie squad spent a gruelling couple of hours on Saturday in the Curragh, on a physical endurance obstacle course, under the watchful eye of army personnel. This team-building exercise was very muddy and tough but all the girls showed great mental and physical resolve to finish it in one piece. Great credit to mentors Colin and Michael who took part also! Best of luck to our under 16 girls who will be playing Craanford in the county semi-final on Wednesday 30 April at 7.15pm in Oylegate.


Well done to our under 14 camogie girls who won the Slaney festival held on Saturday last in Piercestown, beating Bunclody, Rathnure and then St. Ibar’s in the final. This team are a very balanced bunch and they’re a credit to themselves, family and club. Unfortunately, this year the Premier winners don’t go forward to the national Féile competition but they will represent Wexford in a national blitz day in June.


Camogie will be hosting a novel fundraiser on Saturday, May 24th, at 7pm. At the St. Martin’s pop-up boutique you can enjoy an evening of retail therapy, hair and make-up tips. All items of ladies’ fashion and clothing that are in good condition, clean and ready to sell can be donated at the club on Thursday, May 15th, 6-9pm. More details will be available on the club’s website and Twitter feed.


After all his recent efforts with the Club’s senior footballers, Ciarán Lyng will be facing a big crowd on Friday May 2nd when he runs a “coaching the coaches” workshop. We hope that all out coaches can attend to learn more about the skills and techniques of forward play.


Further afield, our table quiz team travelled to Castlebar for the All Ireland Scór quiz finals on Saturday morning where they togged out on behalf of Wexford and finished a creditable 14th place nationally. Kerry won the overall and our team of Eilís, Phil, Chris and Cian are grateful to all in the Club for their support leading up to the event.


Last week’s Lotto numbers were 13, 21, 26 and 28; there were no winners and the jackpot now stands at €14,600. Finally, the Club is compiling a database of members’ email addresses as we hope issue a regular newsletter to all our friends and supporters.