Club Newsletter - Week 23

posted 1 Jul 2015, 00:37 by luke hennessy   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 00:57 by Cian OLionain ]





2015 Weekly Newsletter, no.23.30thJune.





Adult mens’ teams

Our junior B hurlers had a very solid win on Monday evening against Crossabeg / Ballymurn on a scoreline of 4-18 to 0-8. It was a great team effort and an impressive haul of 2-6 from one of our minors, Barry O’Connor, helped a very young  St. Martins team in this Junior B District match in Ballymurn.  Ballymurn has not been a happy hunting ground for the Juniors over the last few years but the display on Monday night put an end to that trend. After a shaky start for the first five minutes when the St Martins backs had to do some very good defending the visiting team, with the aid of a strong wind,  took over and scored 2-6 in quick succession before Crossabeg got their first score.  We continued to dominate up to half time when the score was 2-12 to 0.-3. The second half continued in the same vein as we put another 2-6 on the scoreboard with goals from Conor Coleman and Darragh Rossiter. What really stood out on the night was the work rate, Micheál.Lyng standing out in particular in this regard, the discipline of the team and some brilliant team scores.  St Martins now have eight points from four games  and are through to the playoff stages of the championship.  Well done lads.



N.Green, T.Coleman, D.Howlin, P. Rossiter, E.Dunbar, K.Price, T. Kelly, P.O’Connor, P. Morrissey, D.Rossiter, P. CurranB.O’Connor, E.Rackard, M.Lyng, M.Hayes.

Subs: D.Codd for E.Rackard; B.Coen for N.Green;  C.Coleman for P.Curran and P.Fitzmaurice for M. Hayes


It was a great week on the inter-county football front as Jamie Carty and Chicky Redmond bagged Leinster junior football medals on Thursday night and then, on Saturday, Ciaran Lyng was a key figure in the senior team’s exhilarating qualifier win over Down in Innovate Wexford Park. Our hopes and dreams now transfer to the senior hurling team who will take on Cork in their do or die qualifier, also in Wexford Park, on Saturday 4 July. Best of luck to Daithi, Willie, Jack and all associated with the team.


Another date to pencil into the diary is the under 21 Leinster hurling final which will take place in Wexford on Wednesday, 8 July 2015, at 7.30pm. The model-men will be looking for a three in a row at this grade as they take on our dear friends and neighbours from Kilkenny so hopefully the weather and the crowds will turn out for the lads.

On Thursday, 2 July, we host St. Anne’s in round 6 of the ACFL at 7.30pm.






The under 10 league continued last week on Thursday; the maroon team were away to Glynn Barntown and two very entertaining matches were played, while the white team played Rosslare at home and great fun was had by all. It was great to see the girls using their skills during the matches with great evidence of hooking and blocking on view, and their next match is on 7 July. The under 12 white team beat Ballygarrett while the maroons were beaten by Bunclody in an excellent match. Next matches are on 10 July. The under 14 A team played Oulart in the last round of the Championship on Monday 22 June in Oulart. The girls showed great determination in this match and the scoreline reflects this as the final score was  St. Martins 4-6 to Oulart’s 1-0. This win puts girls straight through to the semi-finals on 21 July. The under 16s beat Rathnure in round 3 of the league/championship by 5-7 to 1-3.


The adult intermediates had a disappointing loss to Bunclody by 3-9 to 0-3 while there was a disappointing performance in the senior championship versus Rathnure who beat us by 1-12 to 0-5.


Finally, the camogie club will hold a clothes collection on 8 August 2015 at the Centre; while that’s a bit away yet please think about emptying wardrobes now and keeping the camogie club in mind for this fundraiser.





Ladies’ Football

A most enjoyable weekend was had by all at the National Féile competition. Our girls gave a warm welcome to Donaghmoyne and the girls looked after them very well. The girls’ opening game was against Cill Iseal from Tryone and we were treated to a brilliant display of football by both teams; while there were many anxious moments, our girls came away with a one point win. Next up were Arklow Geraldines who beat us in a tough game by 1-5 to 0-1. A well-earned rest was had then that evening as the girls entertained the Donaghmoyne visitors. In the morning they returned to the pitch and we may have looked after Donaghmoyne TOO well as they played great football and fully deserved their win against us. In the afternoon, the St. Martins’ girls headed to Páirc Charman to play the shield quarter final against Ferbane from Offaly. Again, while our girls tried hard, Ferbane were too strong; while the football may not have gone to plan, a great time was had by all and friendships were made over a fantastic weekend.

The adult intermediate team was in championship action last night in Piercestown and they showed great heart in eking out a draw in tough conditions against Clongeen, 2-5 each. The result leaves us still in a very strong position to reach the semi-finals which would be a great achievement.  Our under 16 team will be playing Kilmore, again in Piercestown, tomorrowWednesday 1 July at 7.30pm. Then on Thursday, the under 12s travel to Crossabeg for a 7pmmatch.






Coiste na nÓg

The under 14 boys entertained Longstone of County Down and while they tried their best, wins were in scarce supply over the weekend. They did at least have some bragging rights from Wexford’s win over the Down senior footballers and a great time was had by all. They now travel to Ballygarrett on Thursday 2 July to take on the home team in round 6 of the hurling championship.

Our under 12 hurling teams are in action tonight (Tue) at 7.30pm in Piercestown as we take on Faythe Harriers. It’s a lovely evening out there right now so it’d be great to see some supporters on the sideline to cheer on these great young boys.  Our minor hurlers will be in action tomorrow night, Wednesday 1 July, in Gorey at 7.30pm versus Naomh Éanna in round 4 of the premier grade.





Fittest Family

The Fittest Family event has been definitively scheduled now for Saturday September 19th and there are still a couple of slots left for teams so if YOU would like to enter please download the attached registration form, fill it in and email back to  You can check out some of the events on the day at this video below (click on the link):






The results for the spring/summer league are  as follows:

·         Joan Roche v Catherine Murphy - Singles D

·         A v E - Louisa Doyle and Pauline Duggan v Joan Roche and Simon Hussey

·         Yvonne Lambert v Louisa Doyle -  Joan Roche Singles C


If anyone's interested in getting the summer fun started, contact Claire Callan. Finally, two “Regatta” sleeveless fleeces have been found on court so the owners should contact Claire directly.



The Club Lotto numbers drawn last Sunday 28 June were 3, 4, 5 and 11. We had FOUR winners of match 3 prizes of €50 each so well done to John and Trish O’Connor, Matty and Catherine Berney,

Robbie Quirke, and Joanne Meyler and Von McGuire. The overall €15,000 jackpot remains unwon so anyone wishing to join the Lotto needs only to talk to any Committee member.