Minor Camogie Co. Champs

Everyone in the club would like to recognise the great performance by our minor camogie girls with a very hard fought victory over Moyeady Bridge in the county final played in Monageer on Sunday last.

After a slow start the girls showed their true commitment and determination by taking a commanding lead and they had to withstand a late rally by the Moyeady Bridge girls.

Camogie – Co. Apointments

Best wishes and good luck from all in the club to John Kelly who has been chosen as a Wexford Senior camogie selector for 2015 by new manager Colm McGee (St. Martin’s).

Mick Curran of Craanford-Monaseed will also be a selector along with one female to be appointed, while the new trainer is Matthew Flynn-O’Connor of Duffry Rovers. We also have a Minor selector in Kim Walsh so we are well represented at county level which is the way it should be.

Co Camogie Final

All our under-age teams have been invited to participate at half-time of the Senior Co Camogie final

in Bellefield on Sunday, October 12th.  The idea is to form the figure of 110 on the field using under-age players from all the 37 clubs in the county. 

Mentors have of the Under 8 to Under 16 teams have been notified today and all are reminded to contact me with numbers before Monday night. 




Wexford’s Player of the decade

Kate Kelly will accept her award as Wexford’s player of the decade today in Croke park

Adding anther title to her remarkable collection yesterday at the sevens.  Well done Kate, we are so proud of all you have achieved. 

Wishing Sarah Harding-kenny and Lauren Murphy all the best today as they will be part of the parade of all the Under 14 teams in Croke park today, enjoy girls!  Well done to them both in the All-Ireland blitz yesterday held in Dublin. 

All-Ireland Camogie Champs

When we captured the national sevens crown with six superb victories Saturday at the Kilmacud Sevens!

This victory was the first-ever All-Ireland title to come to our proud club, established in 1960, after enduring defeat in no fewer than nine finals across various grades:  The Senior club championship in 2002, sevens cup finals in 2004, 2005 and last year, the sevens shield in 1996, the Under-14 Feile na nGael in 1990 and 1994, and the Community Games in 1989 and 1992.  The path to collecting Corn Prionsias O Croinin was a tough one, but we are renowned far and wide for our indomitable spirit along with skill and teamwork.  All of these qualitities and a little more besides combined to make it a truly wonderful day and one that we won’t forget in a hurry.

Yesterday’s action summarised:  First game at 11.20 am a victory over Adare Limerick 7-6 to 1-1 in Glenalbyn, scores Katrina Parrock (2-2), Bridget Curran (2-0), Michelle Murphy (1-2), Shauna Kelly (1-1), Michelle Hearne (1-0) and Kate Kelly (0-1).

Second game a victory over Sarsfields Galway 8-4 to 6-3, scores Kate Kelly (2-2), Katrina Parrock (2-1), Michelle Hearne (2-0), Michelle Murphy (1-1) and Anne-Marie Kelly (1-0).

Third game of the group victory over Lucan Sarsfields Dublin 7-6 to 3-2, scores an incredible 6-1 from Katrina Parock, Kate Kell (0-2), Mag Kelly (0-2) and Michelle Murphy (0-1). 

Advancing to the Quarter-final another victory over St Vincent’s Marino Dublin 5-3 to 2-2 Katrina Parrock (1-1), Bridget Curran (2-0), Kate Kelly (2-1) and Anne-Marie Kelly (0-1).

Then advancing to the semi-final meeting Rathnure Wexford, came another victory 7-11 to 6-10, scorers:  Katrina Parrock (5-5), Michelle Murphy (2-1), Mag Kelly (0-3), Bridget Curran (0-1) and Kate Kelly (0-1).

Next up the final at 6.15 pm against Oulart-The Ballagh Wexford concluding with a fantastic victory, scorers Kate Kelly (2-2), Michelle Murphy (2-0), Katrina Parrock (1-2) and Anne-Marie Kelly (0-1).

All ten St Ibar’s/Shelmalier players contributed hugely to the success during the day, with the eight scorers joined by last year’s captain Ciara Donohoe and Eadaoin Fitzgerald.  They were accompanied by team manager Alan Aherne, mentors John Furlong, John Kelly and Fionnuala Hearne, plus a loyal army of supporters young and not so young!

Mag Kelly was presented with Corn Prionsias O Croinin by Aileen Lawlor, National President, and bearing those awesome scoring stats in mind, it came as no surprise when the player of the tournament accolade as captured by Katrina Parrock. 

Congratulations to all it is a fantastic achievement! Ibar’s Abu!