Club Newsletter - Week 10 2015

posted 18 Mar 2015, 09:02 by luke hennessy   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 00:56 by Cian OLionain ]

Weekly Newsletter, no.10, 18 March


Matches update

On Saturday 14th, our senior hurlers had a good win at home against Shamrocks by 2-17 to 0-10 and, on the same day, our ladies’ footballers had a great win over Rathgarogue Cushinstown on Saturday by 5-16  to 0-1. Then, on Sunday morning, our minor footballers played Glynn-Barntown in Piercestown and lost a tight game by 1-5 to 0-6.


There was a great win for St. Peter’s College in the Croke Cup hurling quarter finals on Saturday against St. Brigid’s of Loughrea and it was great to see so many of our club players featuring so prominently. Conor Firman and Aaron Maddock were key members of defence, Jake Firman scored a point from midfield, Joe O’Connor was the team captain and got 4 points from wing forward, and Rory O’Connor bagged a trio of points from full forward. In addition to those starters we had 4 subs and we look forward to the semi-final which has now been set for tomorrow, Thursday March 19th  at 2pm, in the Waterford IT pitches at Carriganore.





Well done to the county intermediate camogie team who, captained by our own Aisling O’Connor and with Amy Ryan having a stormer in a sweeper role, had their first league win by 1-9 to 0-9 over Laois. The county senior camogie team, featuring Marie Claire Morrissey and Lisa and Linda Bolger, had a tough day in Bruff where they lost to Limerick by 0-19 to 1-4.


The camogie club organised a table quiz in the Centre on Monday night, March 16th. Around 45 people attended what was a very enjoyable event and the organisers would like to thank all those who helped on the night.




Hard luck first of all to Ciaran Lyng and Jamie Carty on the Wexford footballers’ defeat to Sligo on Sunday after a long trip to the north-west. Nonetheless it was great to say Jamie getting a start at this level so we hope that Division 3 status can be saved in the remaining 2 fixtures.


There was better news of course for the hurlers who won in Laois on Sunday and so we wish the best of luck to Mossy, Daithí and Willie on a huge game for the county when the hurlers take on Waterford in Wexford Park on Sunday 22nd in a “winner takes all” clash for promotion to the top division of the hurling leagues. Straight after the match in Wexford Park, there will be an appetizing follow-up in Piercestown as our senior hurlers take on Buffers’ Alley in the All County Hurling League at 4.15pm.




Mini 7s

The Piercestown mini 7s girls’ team will play their round 2 football match at home tomorrow,Thursday 19th, at 12.45, and they will play their 1st round camogie game (that had been postponed) on Friday in Killurin, also at 12.45. The boys meanwhile will play their round 2 hurling match in Ballymurn on Friday, at 12.45.

Coaching Updates

Well done to all who attended the Child Protection course in the Club last Wednesday night, March 11th. This is now, quite rightly, an obligatory part of being an underage coach and it’s as much about protecting the coaches as the kids.


Wexford GAA  Coaching and Games Development are hosting a "Warm up Coaching Workshop" as part of its  County Workshop Programme.  This is essential for anyone involved with teams at youth or adult level. The Workshop will be delivered by Michael O'Sullivan, who is chartered  Physiotherapist.  Michael is also involved with numerous teams in their physical preparation & injury prevention programmes across South East


The  workshop takes place on the 21st March 11.00am in Duffry Rovers  Indoor hall at 11.00-12.00pm.  Members of the Development Squads will be used as part of the session which will be followed by questions and answers for coaches.   Each participant will receive a Gaelic 15 Coaching Resource Park .  The cost for the workshop is €5.00 and can be paid on the day.   To book email (Limited places available)



St. Anne’s Fun Run: Sunday March 29th at 11.30am

Our friends and neighbours in St. Anne’s Coiste na nÓg are organising a 5 / 10km walk / run on Sunday March 29th starting at St. Anne’s GAA Club in Rathangan at 11.30am. The entry fee is €10 (over 16s only) and entries can be accepted on the day or booked in advance by contacting Noel Byrne (087 2843001), Geoff Ryan (086 3958024), Colin Browne (087 6184435), Hilda Roche (087 6896780), Leona Whelan (0868091520) or Jenny Byrne (0871343240).  The route will go from Rathangan Walking track to the Railway Crossing to Knocktown Cross and back to the Rathangan Walking track. One circuit is 5km long and participants can decide on the day to opt for the 5km or 10km.


Come Dine with me

The senior committee will be hosting a “Come Dine With Me” meal in the Centre on April 25th; numbers are capped at 80 people so those wishing to attend are invited to contact the committee as soon as possible.



Club Lotto

Finally, the Lotto numbers drawn on Sunday March 15th  were 1, 4, 23 and 23 and we had just one “match 3” winner, Lynda Waters, who gets €50. The grand jackpot of €15,000 remains to be won so anyone wishing to join the Club Lotto, a key income source for the club, need only contact any member of the Committee.