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Wexford GAA Bulletin

Bulletin following County Board Meeting on 19 October 2021.

Inter County Teams

The following management teams were ratified:

  • Senior Hurling: Darragh Egan (Manager), Willie Cleary (Coach) and Niall Corcoran (Coach). In addition, Billy Walsh and Graham Byrne will be part of the backroom team.
  • U20 Hurling: Keith Rossiter (Manager) with a backroom team of Éanna Martin, Joe Kearns and Rory Jacob.
  • Minor Hurling: Michael Jacob (Manager) with a backroom team of Roger Ennis, Mick Morris, Richie Kehoe, Noel Carton and Helena Jacob.
  • Minor Football: Brian Frost (Manager) with a backroom team of Brian Morrissey, Kevin Byrne, Gary Lynch and James Flood.

Michaél Martin, Cathaoirleach CLG Loch Garman, thanked outgoing managers, James Sheil (U20 Hurling), Aidan O’Connor and Paul Carley (Minor Hurling) and Alan Molloy (Minor Football) and their associated backroom teams for their contribution to hurling and football in Wexford from development squads right through to the underage teams that they have been involved with.

Motions for Special Congress

A discussion was held in respect of the motions for Special Congress. It was agreed that Wexford GAA should support the motions in respect of the changes to Development Officer and Safety Officer positions, the Audit and Risk Committee, the change to the rule regarding walkovers in respect of match suspensions and the motions in respect of World GAA.

There was a full discussion in respect of the proposals for the Intercounty Football Championships. It was noted that Shane Roche, Senior Football Manager, and our Wexford Senior Football Team preferred option for 2022 is Proposal B. There was clear support from Club delegates for the need for change to the status quo. It was agreed that Wexford GAA’s delegates to Special Congress should consider the debate on Saturday and any proposed amendments and vote in the interest of change and Wexford GAA.

Upcoming Meetings

16 November 2021: November County Board Meeting

30 November 2021: Coiste na nÓg Annual Meeting

6 December 2021: County Convention

Traditionally, proposals for Wexford Club Championships for the following year are discussed and voted upon at the November County Board Meeting. As the Master Fixtures Plan is not due to be approved by Central Council until 23 November 2021, it was agreed that proposals in respect of the Wexford Club Championships for 2022 would be considered at the County Board Meeting in January 2022. Micheál Martin noted that the views and input of players would also be sought in advance of this.

U20 Football Championship

The U20 Football Championship is expected to commence on the weekend 20/21 November with three divisions – Premier, Division 1 and Division 2.

In Premier/Division 1, teams have been graded into Group A and Group B. The teams in Group A will play a team in Group B in Round 1. The winners of these games will play in the Premier Quarter Finals with the losers playing in the Division 1 Quarter Finals. In Division 2, there will be an open draw in Round 1 with one team receiving a bye. The winners of Round 1 will play in the Division 2 Championship and losers will play in the Division 2 Shield.

The gradings are as follows:

Premier / Division 1 Premier / Division 1 Division 2
Group A Group B  
Naomh Éanna
HWH Bunclody
Glynn Barntown
St Martin’s
Moguegeen Gaels
C/beg Ballymurn
Rath. Cushinstown
OLI/St Fintan’s
St. Mary’s (R)
St. James’
St. Anne’s
Réalt Na Mara
Ferns St. Aidans
Hollow Rovers
Wexford Gaels
St Patrick’s
Buffers Alley
St. Mary’s (M)
Bannow Ballymitty