Clonard Gaels Hurling Club opens membership for 2016
Wexford, Ireland – 30 December 2015 – Clonard GAA has announced that playing membership of Clonard Gaels Hurling Club will be open to members of other football clubs in Wexford town, and beyond, at all levels, including adult and underage from 2016 onwards. This is the result of a change of an internal club rule that previously required underage players to play both codes with the club.
Permission exists for Clonard to operate separate hurling and football clubs, however until present this has been exercised for adult teams only. It is envisioned that the lifting of this rule will help promote the development of hurling in Wexford town by providing further playing opportunities for young members of other Wexford town based football clubs.
Ger Cashman, club chairman, Clonard GAA said: “In a town the size of Wexford, it is vital that there is as much playing opportunity as possible for young hurlers for the continued development and growth of the sport. The decision to allow members of other clubs to play hurling for Clonard should help increase the numbers of those playing the game and improve the health of the sport in the county.”
Permission has existed from the Wexford County Board for Clonard to operate separate hurling and football clubs for over two decades. For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, the club fielded hurling teams in conjunction with St. John’s Volunteers under the banner of Wygram Gaels.
The club welcomes hurlers of all ages and levels living in the Wexford town area to join the club for the 2016 season. Non-playing members, including those interested in becoming coaches and mentors are also encouraged to get involved.
For further information on how to join Clonard Gaels Hurling Club, please contact the club secretary via email at: [email protected]