Club Newsletter - Week 9 2015

posted 11 Mar 2015, 03:23 by luke hennessy   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 01:00 by Cian OLionain ]

2015 Weekly Newsletter, no.9, 10 March


Intercounty updates

It was a weekend of mixed emotions for our intercounty players as Ciaran Lyng and Jamie Carty played key roles in Wexford’s football win over Limerick while Mossy Waters, Daithí Waters and Willie Devereux were unlucky to end up on the losing side to the Limerick hurlers. Similarly, on the camogie front, Lisa and Linda Bolger, and Marie Claire Morrissey, enjoyed a 2-5 to 0-8 win over Offaly in the senior match in Hollymount on Sunday while Amy Ryan and Aisling O’Connor lost with the intermediates to Kildare by 3-13 to 0-6 in the same venue. On Saturday, several of our minors played in Wexford’s excellent win over Dublin hurlers in UCD, under the watchful eye of our own Larry Coleman.




Our senior footballers had a good win by 4-9 to 0-6 over Adamstown on Saturday in the 2nd round of the All-County Football League. Playing without all the players involved with county squads, the team’s ability to plunder goals was the key difference between the teams. It was a game not without some controversy as Joe Coleman and his opponent were red-carded in the first half, Richard Devereux walked for two yellow cards in the 2nd half (as also happened an Adamstown man later on) and Padraig Morrissey was black-carded late in the game.


Our minor footballers had a good win on Sunday morning, also in Piercestown, with a 4-11 to 1-5 win over Volunteers. They were behind at halftime having been kept in the game by two point-blank saves by Shane Parle and a great goal by Nicky Greene. A much-improved second half performance sealed with the win with Joe O’Connor, Aaron Maddock, Conor Firman and Rory O’Connor catching the eye in that period. Later that same day, our junior footballers lost however, by 2-11 to 1-5, to a strong St. James outfit in the junior football league in Piercestown.

Ladies Football

The under 14 girls footballers came up against a very strong Horeswood team on Sunday morning and though they tried hard, Horeswood were worthy winners. The ladies’ intermediate team get their league campaign underway next Saturday morning at 11am away to Cushionstown. Well done to Rachael Bridges, Elsa McDermott and Jane Barrett who, playing with their college St. Pats of Drumcondra, beat UCC in the All Ireland colleges quarter final during the week. Don’t forget that the ladies football presentation night will be on Friday 20 March at 7.30 for last year’s under 12s, 14s  and minor team. All are welcome to attend and this will also be an opportunity to register on the night.




There will be a Wexford Camogie Easter camp in the Club for 7-14 year olds between April 7 – 9.The camp will run from 10am – 2pm, participants must be registered in advance and the cost is €20 per child.


Coiste na nÓg

It’s great to see all the kids back training now and the under 12s made their seasonal bow on Sunday; it was particularly great to have Sean Stafford involved as part of the coaching team. The under 8 boys are getting into the routine of Wednesday training between 6-7pm on our astro turf pitch.  We had 30 boys in attendance and we want to thank all those who travelled to Bannow Ballymitty on Saturday where they put in spirited displays against Rathgarogue/Cushinstown and Gusserane.



St. Patrick’s Table Quiz

The Club will host a giant table quiz on Monday March 16th at 7.30pm and it’s open to anyone from juveniles all the way up to founding members. The cost per table of 4 is a mere €20 and there will be cash and other spot prizes. Questions will cover topics such as trivia, sport, music and pop culture and this will be a real chance to answer the age-old question “Are St. Martin’s women really smarter than their men?!” The bar will also be open during the evening to encourage the thinking process.

Seachtain na Gaeilge – Free Concert / Ceolchoirm saor in aisce

Wexford County Council is hosting a free concert next Thursday 12 March at 7.30pm in Carricklawn to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. The concert will feature the best of music, dance, recitation, craic agus ceoil and will feature a few surprises along the way. Tickets are free and can be ordered by contacting Siobhán Ó Treasaigh, in the Council, at 053.9196001. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis so ná bígí mall á lorg! Some club members will feature in this concert so it will be a great opportunity to witness the cultural talents that our Club contains.





Club Lotto

Finally, the Lotto numbers drawn on Sunday March 8th  were 5, 9, 21 and 22 and we had two “match 3” winners who get €50 each, so well done to James O’Connor and to Eddie & Marjorie McDonald. 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.