Club Newsletter no. 39 - October 21st

posted 5 Nov 2015, 01:11 by Cian OLionain   [ updated 12 Jan 2017, 01:03 ]


Adult mens’ teams

It was a tough weekend for our footballers who headed into Wexford Park on Saturday to take on St. James’ in the county senior football final, hopeful that they could win a second title in 3 years. However, despite leading in the early part of both halves, it was not to be as the men from Ramsgrange, Duncannon and environs triumphed by 0-11 to 1-6. We had lots of scoring opportunities in the game but taking the chances proved difficult on the day; hopefully this young team can learn some valuable lessons from this match. It was particularly tough on Jack O’Connor, Tomás Hayes and Paudie Kelly who missed out on the final, the first two with injury and the latter due to suspension.


Scorers: Ciaran Lyng (1-4), Ciaran Redmond (0-1), Ryan Murphy (0-1).


Normally a team has to wait a full year for a second bite at the cherry but most of the lads will be togging out again this Sunday at 3pm in the county senior hurling final against Oulart-The Ballagh and we hope that this will give them the opportunity to exorcise the demons of footballing defeat. This is a huge occasion for the club, especially as our Junior A team will feature in the Wexford Park curtain-raiser at 1.15pm so we ask that everyone who’s fit to travel can get into the part for 1pm.


Support our lads!

While we had lots of supporters in the Park last weekend, it was commented upon that the St. James’ fans were noticeably louder as they all congregated together in the main stand. Therefore, to give every bit of support that we can, we’d ask all Martin’s fans to sit together in the main stand, between the 40m line and midfield on the Clonard end. While the stand can certainly be a bit colder, it really amplifies the shouts and cheers so hopefully we can create a real wall of noise to push on both teams on Sunday.


Flags and headbands

A range of flags (including car flags), beanies and headbands are available now from the Club Shop. Suzie will be opening up at 7.15pm this evening, Wednesday 21 October, so get in there now to decorate your house, car, cat, etc! If you don’t already have some of the rather trendy Club gear (gilets, half-zips etc), they are also available for sale at the Shop. Remember, these purchases can also double as cheap Christmas gifts!!


Ladies’ football

Commiserations to our ladies’ football team who lost their intermediate league final many months after the league began, again to St. James’ in Grantstown on Saturday, this time on a 3-8 to 1-4 scoreline.


Coiste na nÓg

One section of the club that DID enjoy the county football final, or at least the preliminaries of the event, was the under 10s who paraded with the senior team. Pictures from the big day are below.


Our minors, meanwhile, are still waiting for their finals. The football is fixed for the weekend of November 7-8 and the hurling is provisionally fixed for the weekend after next but we’re hoping that this will have to be re-arranged as it would mean that our seniors were successful this Sunday!


On the Rackard League front it was bad news earlier today for the boys who lost to Kilmuckridge but great news for the girls who won their Roinn A semi against Bunclody by 3-5 to 1-4. They will play Adamstown in the final. However, it wasn’t all disappointment for the lads as we have 4 players on the Gaelscoil Charman team who are waiting to see who they get to play in the Roinn C semi-finals. Go n-éirí go geal libh!



Best of luck Tara Doyle who will be playing this Friday in Bree in the 40x20 at 7.15, followed on court at 8pm by David Stanners. Paddy Curran is playing in Davidstown at the same time.


Club Lotto

Finally, the Club Lotto numbers drawn on Monday 19 October were  13, 18, 20 and 25. We had one “match 3” winner who gets €50 (well done to Ken Jordan) but the giant €15,000 jackpot rolls over for yet another next week.


We’d like to thank all those who’ve signed up recently to the lotto; if you’re interested in buying or selling weekly tickets (which are proving to be a great success) simply contact Club Treasurer, Frank Codd, at 087.6593553.