St Martins GAA Summer Camp 2020


St Martins GAA will be running a Summer GAA Camp from the 10th to the 15th of August. The attached application form has all the details of the camp.

Ronnie’s Relay unites the Kilkenny community


On the 27th June, under the dwindling restrictions of the Covid-19 lockdown, a 24 hour virtual relay – Ronnie’s Relay -is being hosted by St Martins GAA club in north Kilkenny.

In this event, men, women and children of the parish will be walking, running or cycling “virtually” between every GAA pitch in the county, and for the record, there are 42 of them over a distance of 426km.

A whole host of stars have endorsed this via a video campaign from across all walks of life including Brian Cody, Jim Bolger, DJ Carey, Henry Shefflin, Davy Fitzgerald, Marty Morrissey, Colm Bonnar, Lee Chin, Derek McGrath, Stephen Ward, Ken McGrath, Ian Dempsey, Mags D’Arcy, Edwina Keane, Jon Egan, Ursula Jacob, Martin Kavanagh, Richie Hogan and Seanie Maguire.

But they will not be alone, they will be joined by many othersaround the country who have come out to support the event. The hurlers, footballers and camogie players of Muckalee, Coon and Ballyfoyle will be joined by members An Garda Siochana and the Army, Lisdowney, Castlecomer, Conahy and Tullaroan hurling clubs, Deen Celtic soccer club, Kilkenny Triathlon club, the local cycling club and the Nore Dragon Paddlers, to name just a few

Ronnie’s Relay is primarily being run in support of Veronica (Ronnie) Clancy, and is also in aid of two great charities, Jim Bolger’s Hurling for Cancer and the fantastic Carlow Kilkenny Homecare team.

Ronnie, originally a Lisdowney woman, married Niall in 2003 and settled in Coon. There they are bringing up their young family, Emma, Hannah and Evan. Ronnie is a proud member of An Garda Siochana, based in Athy. The family are steeped in sport. Ronnie is a member of the Nore Dragon Paddlers and is a committee member with “Relay for Life”, while Niall hurled with St Martins and is an active member of the club, serving as one of the many volunteers behind the scenes ensuring everything runs smoothly. All the children are involved at various levels within the club and Emma is also a keen basketballer with Kilkenny Stars.

While it all sounds picturesque, unfortunately it hasn’t been an easy path for Ronnie. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 when Evan was just 10 days old. As a young mother, an aggressive treatment path followed of both Chemo and Radiotherapy. The recovery was long and not without complication, but she was determined to recover. While she never officially received the all clear she was able to take up numerous activities supporting cancer charities. Through Relay for Life she was not just able to support the various charities, but she also inspired Emma & Hannah in 2016 to have their beautiful long hair cut to donate to the Princess Trust Fund for children also struck with this terrible disease. In 2016 Ronnie was one of the founding members of the NoreDragon Paddlers, a group of dragon boat paddlers who comprise of breast cancer survivors. With them she has been fortunate enough to travel throughout Ireland & Europe to compete in various events.

The spectre of cancer however was never far away from Ronnie having lost both her mother Mary and sister Mary-Beth to it in recent years. In January this year during a routine check-up, Ronnie received the crushing news that her cancer had returned. Her old enemy was back and this time it hadinvaded her bones. Knowing the battle that is ahead, the Clancy family have buckled down. Despite the disruptions caused to treatment in these unusual Covid-19 times, their battle with cancer will be hard fought.

Hence this community of north Kilkenny are determined to help. They have enlisted the support of many through St Martins Patrick O’Flynn , Chairman of St Martins Bord na nOg proudly states “It’s an honour for the club to facilitate this event for these great causes, especially in these challenging times”.

Friends, colleagues, acquaintances, sport stars both local and national, have pledged their support for this young mother & the charities involved. You can too, at Ronnie’s Relay gofundme page with €18.4k already raised. Be part of this story to support Ronnie and the broader cancer struggle through Hurling for Cancer and the Carlow Kilkenny Homecare team.

Details and regular updates can be found at St Martins hurling club facebook, twitter & Instagram pages and #ronniesrelay through Pado Flynn (083) 4631641 or Paddy Kealy (087) 276 0628

St Martins GAA / Muckalee GFC Members Draw 2019


June 2019

€400                       Richard Nolan                          Knockalane

€200                      Larry Maher                              Damerstown

€100                       Lillian Holohan               Clorinka

€100                       John McGrath                            Cruttenclough

€50                         PJ Shore                                    Coon West

€50                         Jimmy Kelly                                Cruttenclough

€50                         Tom Cody                                  Kylefarney

€50                         Dan Comerford             Damerstown

 

 

 

July 2019

€400                       John Flynn                                  Knockshanbally

€200                       Larry Maher                               Damerstown

€100                       Liam Murphy                              Cassagh

€100                       Micheal Keane              Leapstown

€50                         Louise Maher                             Damerstown

€50                         Tom Dowling                              Cruttenclough

€50                         Liam Coogan                             Coon East

€50                         Bernie Manning             Knocknoo

 

 

 

August 2019

€400                       Aisling Kelly                               Knockshanbally

€200                       Mrs Niall Campion                    Knockshanbally

€100                       Catherine Shaw                        Rathdrum

€100                       Margaret Maher                        Damerstown

€50                         Siobhan Keegan                       Ballyfoyle

€50                         Pat McGrath                               Cruttenclough

€50                         Hughie Doone               Cruttenclough

€50                         John Hennessey                        Knockmajor

 

 

 

September 2019

€400                       Ailish Tallis                                 Ballyfoyle

€200                       John James Dowling                Park

€100                       Patsy Murphy                             Clorinka

€100                       Barry Power                               Knockmajor

€50                         Lynn Maloney                             Coon

€50                         Liam Dowling                             Barry’s Cross

€50                         Mairead Quirke             Ballyfoyle

€50                         Imelda Kealy                              Mothal

St Martins Inter County Bounty 2019 Winners


A dramatic final weekend of provincial action saw Wexford and Limerick take the spoils to bring us all the way back to the summer of ’96. Davy completing the full set of titles for his own personal collection and Limerick annexing all three major titles at the one time for the first time since 1936. Tom Murphy (€1000) and Helen Corcoran (€400) were joint top of the predictions with 180 points with Tom closer in his prediction for the top scorers winning out. Seamus Callanan and TJ Reid taking the top scorer from play awards after scintillating provincial campaigns. The Father and Son duo of Paddy and Tomás Morrissey could not be separated in the battle for third and share the All Ireland tickets of their choosing later in the year as both were within five of the correct score. Congratulations to the winners and sincere thanks to all those who took part and bought forecast cards for 2019.

Excel InterCountyBounty 2019 St Martins

St Martins Summer Camp 2019


Leaflets were delivered out through the schools but a couple of people were either out sick or not in school on those dates. Attached is the application form for all those who have not registered to date. I will be away for a time in July if you want to contact me do so through watsapp.

The camp takes place from the 12th to the 16th of August. On Tuesday the 13th the Cul Heros Team will be at the camp with prizes and special offers which can be seen below for those in attendance.

Regards,

John

Camp leaflet 2 (dragged) 2 Comic ad ST MARTINS GAA SUMMER CAMP 2019

 

Inter-County Bounty Leaderboard Winner


After another epic clash Galway emerged as Leinster champions with a massive statement of intent towards regaining the All Ireland they won last year. Conor Whelans 2-12 from play was enough to give him the top scorer from play in Leinster trailed by four other Galway men scoring their scoring strength. It also saw the emergence of the first three positions in the 2018 Inter County Bounty. In first place with a magnificent total of 190 is  Thomas Hiney of Abbeyleix and his prize a total of €1000. Second place (185) saw long time leader Nicky Siney of Ballinakill collect €400. While third place saw John Cahill (180) take home the prize of two All Ireland tickets and accommodation in Dublin for either the Hurling or Football All Irelands.  Huge congratulations to the winners and a massive thank you to all those who collected cards earlier in the year and to all those who took part it is much appreciated.

Top Scorers (Leinster)

Conor Whelan (GAL) 2.12
Joseph Cooney (GAL) 1.11
Conor Cooney (GAL) 0.14
Cathal Mannion (GAL) 0.13
Joe Canning (GAL) 0.12

Top Scorers (Munster)

Seamus Harnedy (CO) 3.14
John Conlon (CL) 1.19
Tony Kelly (CL) 1.15
Patrick Horgan (CO) 1.15
Tommy Ryan (WAT) 3.05

Excel InterCountyBounty 2018 St Martins

Inter-County Bounty Leaderboard Week 7


The wait for the first winner of  the ICB will go on for another week after Kilkenny and Galway drew in an absorbing final in Leinster. Cork took the spoils in Munster with Seamus Harnedy pipping John Conlon to the top scorers prize with 3.14 (23) scored.

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Inter-County Bounty Leaderboard Week 6


All change at the top of the leaderboard with Clare and Cork winning through to the Munster final. This leaves just one remaining weekend for both the Leinster and Munster finals to decide on the winners of the first Inter-County Bounty. Tony Kelly and John Conlon are still inseperable in the scoring stakes. This means that going into the final weekend participant will have to have picked a winner in Munster and Leinster and a top scorer in both provinces to their is still plenty of points to play for.

Excel InterCountyBounty 2018 St Martins

Fr Martin Ryan RIP


Sad news as the passing has occurred of Fr. Martin Ryan after whom our great club is named. May he rest in peace. Details of funeral arrangements to follow.

Inter County Bounty Scores


Thanks to all those who supported the first Inter-County Bounty. The excel contains the scores of all participants to date alongside their top scorers.

Also outlined are the full scorers from play in both the Leinster and Munster Championships.

Joe Bergin currently leads in Leinster with a four way tie the case in Munster.

Excel InterCountyBounty 2018 St Martins

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