Juvenile GAA: Congratulations to the Aughrim U-8 hurlers again this week. Having secured the league trophy in the indoor U-8, 9-a-side hurling competition last week, they went on to win the cup competition this week, beating Kiltegan in the semi-final 3-0 and the Arklow Rocks in the final 2-0, in two thrilling games. Barndarrig beat Kilcoole in the Shield final.
Aughrim GAA club would like to thank all seven teams who made this a very exciting tournament.
There were some very exciting games over the four weeks with the kids giving their all in the hope of winning. We would like to thank Gerry Holt who sponsored a cup for the league winners and Des Burton and Leighton Glynn for presenting the medals. The kids just love to see Leighton, and he is such a great ambassador to the GAA. We would also like to thank Majella and Mairead for looking after the treats for the kids, and all the parents, family and friends who shouted the house down on the night.
The team was Rory Shannon, Rory McKenna, Tyler O’Toole, Oisin Dillon, Dylan Lynch, Adam Keegan, John Toomey, Philip Toomey, Oisin Dunne, Dara O’Shea , Shane Arthur, Aoife Connolly, Sean Campbell and Fionn Moules.
The team as a whole played extremely well and with a solid determination that will hopefully remain with them for years to come. Thanks also to Alan Dillon, Sean O’Shea, Rory Connolly and John Keenan who have coached these kids for the past year.
We had a successful registration day last Saturday followed by some light training. The indoor training has now ceased and we will be moving outdoors now. John and Paul will text the U-12’s about training. The U-6’s, U-8’s and U-10’s will start back on Tuesday 06th April at 6.30 in the community field. It is very important that all juveniles be registered with the club before training. Our first football blitz is on Saturday 10th April in Annacurra, followed by a hurling blitz on Saturday 17th April in Aughrim.
Our league game against Baltinglass was called off due to an unplayable pitch, but this Saturday, 3rd April we are at home to the county champions Rathnew. Throw in is 5 o’clock and then on Monday we welcome the Kildare champions, St Laurences to our club for the Seamus Miley cup and throw in is 5 o’clock. We look forward to seeing our supporters turn out in big numbers for both games as
it’s not often we host the Wicklow and Kildare champions on the one weekend.
Dunlavin GAA Club Lotto results for Monday 22nd March are as follows: There was no Jackpot winner. Numbers were 13, 14, 20, and 25. Tara McCormack was the only match three and received €250.00. John Allen was the winner of the promoters prize. Congrats to both and thanks to everyone for their continued support.
Date for your diary: Dunlavin G.A.A. Annual Auction will be held on Saturday 10th April in The Dunlavin Inn. Please support this event. Further details available from Ed Butterfield or any Committee Member.
For further information on our clubs events please visit our website http://dunlavingaa.110mb.com.
St. Nicholas are holding a fund raiser “Clothes for Cash”. You can leave your bag of clothes to the clubhouse at any training session or contact Linda Darker. Your support would be much appreciated.
Results from our 300 Club Draw for week 3 are as follows: Geraldine Lawlor €100, Marie Brophy €50 and Jimmy Whittle €25. Many thanks for your support and continued good luck.
Well done to the U-14 boys who played very well on Thursday night last to beat St. Laurence’s in a challenge game.
The Seamus Miley Memorial Cup is to be played on Easter Monday in Dunlavin against St. Laurence’s, Kildare County Champions.
Visit our website http://dunlavingaa.110mb.com/ and see local posters for further details.
U-16 and Minor training this Friday night at 7 pm in Dunlavin. All players expected to attend.
Mixed fortunes for our teams last weekend.
Our senior camogie team beat Knockananna on Sunday morning in a league game played in the only ‘All Weather’ grass pitch in the county.
Team was B. Walsh, N. Byrne, S. Whyte, E. Miley, K. Walsh, L. Quinlan, D. Whyte, E. Whyte, M. O’Neill, C. Whelan, G. Norton, C. Harney, S. Case, C. McKeown, G. O’Neill, Subs. S Whelan, M. Whelan and L. Walsh.
At the same time in Wicklow town our Senior footballers lost to St. Pat’s by one point. Both teams were minus a few first team players and our lads hope to be back in full flow for the rest of league Division 1.
Lotto results for Monday, 22nd March, no winner and four match threes. The winning numbers were 9, 10, 19 and 22. The jackpot stands at €4,000
Donard-Glen Juvenile GAA training: There will be no juvenile training this Saturday 3rd April. Go Games are on the following Saturday 10th April in Baltinglass. Nursery training will be on as usual from 11-12 o’clock on Saturday 10th April.
More details will be sent out by text closer to the date. Any queries contact Helen at 087-6470422.
The lotto numbers were 4, 7, 14 and 23. No jackpot winner so the next draw on the 10th April will have a jackpot of €4,750., €25 winners were Anita Fitzpatrick, Eamonn O’Connor, Mac O’Riordan and Steven Byrne.
The club are holding a karaoke night in the Ballyknockan Inn this Saturday night 3rd April at 9.30 p.m. Great night planned so please come along for a bit of craic and cheer on all the great talent.
Training continues for the lads on Tuesday and Thursday nights in Valleymount. We would encourage the Junior players to make an effort to attend training as the Division 4 games will be starting soon.
Well done to the ladies who had a good win over Greystones.
Congratulations to Valleymount U13 Basketball teams who played very well in the Community Games matches last week. The girls go on to represent Wicklow in the Leinster Section and the lads came second in the county final.
The club wish all our members a very happy Easter and look forward to seeing you all at the karaoke night on Saturday.
Lotto stands at €12,250. Last week’s numbers were 5, 14, 20 and 27. Seniors are out against Donard/The Glen on Friday April 2nd in Donard at 7.45 pm. All our Juveniles are back training; U-6s Fridays in Babminton Hall at 6-7 pm, Mary Hanlon is Manager. U-8s are in pitch on Fridays at 6-7 pm, manager Hugh Kenny. U-10s on Saturday mornings at 11-12 noon, manager Paudge Doody. U-12s Friday evenings 6-7 pm, manager Anthony Nolan. U-14s on Wednesdays at 7-8 pm, manager Ciaran Burke. U-16s on Mondays at 7-8pm, manager Ciaran Fleming.
Hugh Kenny is running a league for U-8s and U-10s within the club on Saturday morning at 11a m. The club shop is open on Saturdays at 11-12 noon. The U-16s had a great trip away to London recently.
Many thanks to Grainne and Ciaran Fleming who organised the trip.
The GAA are holding a table quiz in Horans on Thursday, April 1st at 9 pm. All support needed.
The club would like to offer their sympathy to Liam Burke and girls on the death of Trish, RIP.
Both Junior and Senior teams will be in action this week, An Tochar provide the opposition for the Juniors on Thursday and it’s St. Pats for the Seniors on Saturday, both games are in Hollywood. Our bi-annual car draw will take place this July, with tickets going on sale shortly.
Hollywood Academy continues on Wednesdays for 5-8 year olds and Thursdays 9-12 year olds with St. Kevins training on Fridays for 12-16 year olds.
Mens training for both Juniors and
Seniors continues on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Intermediates had a great win in the league last week over St. Pat’s
in Annacurra to gain their first points of the year. Next up is Arklow Geraldines on Good Friday in Annacurra at 19:45. Training takes place on Tuesday and Friday nights at half seven. The annual race night is on on Saturday 3rd April at 10 pm in the Saltee. It is crucial to get membership forms and payment in to Declan Byrne or John O’Neill as soon as possible. Best wishes to Ian McDonald, Stephen Murphy, Martin O’Brien and Shane O’Keefe as they represent Colaiste Bhride, Carnew in the county senior schools championship final in the coming weeks.
The club sends sympathy to Vanessa Codd and her family on their bereavement over the weekend.
ST. PATRICK’S WICKLOW
The Senior footballers returned to winning ways with a hard earned victory over Donard the Glen in Dunbur. Ciaran Doyle, Garry Duffy, Bosco Guinan, Daragh McEvoy, Dean Healy and Daragh O’Sullivan were best on the day.
Many thanks to our painters, Chairman Michael Dwyer, Alan Smullen, Richie Murphy, Veronica Leonard and Gerry Smullen for the hard work over the weekend in repainting the dressing rooms. The ladies had a big win over Kilcoole in a very good all round team performance. There will be U-8 and U-10 hurling training in the Boys School pitch on Saturday at 4 pm, contact John Sexton on 086-0634413 for further details.
Hurling helmets and hurleys can be bought through the club, and they will be available on the day. There is U-14 hurling training on Good Friday at 4.30 pm in Dunbur Park, contacts are Alan Lawlor 0862784498, Philip Robinson 0868570200, Christy Byrne, and Jim O’Brien. Best of luck to the U-14 footballers who are taking part in a tournament in Kilmacud Crokes on Friday. Memberships are now due and we once again remind all players that you have to be a paid up member in order to represent the club, please pass on your membership to either your team manager or Registrar Stephen McNulty.
A great night of celebration and camaraderie was enjoyed in the Arklow Bay Hotel last Friday night as the Knockananna GFC gathered for their annual Dinner Dance. The League winning squad were honoured and presented with their medals and although there was no championship cup on the table there was great hope and optimism for the year ahead.
Special guests on the night were Mick O’Dwyer, Jimmy Dunne and Peter Keogh and all three men spoke brilliantly on the night. For the first time ever a Hall of Fame award was presented and it went to the very deserving and brilliant Trish O’Keeffe.
The club also presented a Player of the Year award this year. Players voted for their choice and the clear winner was Keith Corrigan whose performances last year were excellent throughout so well done to Keith and we hope to see him back down in the field very soon as he recovers from an injury.
Many thanks to the Arklow Bay Hotel for a superb meal and a tastefully decorated room for our festivities.
Knockananna GAA lotto results 27/03/2010: Numbers 08, 09, 10, 15 no jackpot winner. €20 sellers prize Damien Byrne. Four lucky dips €25 each Paul Canna, Milo Canna, Shane Dunne, Ann McFarlane. Next weeks jackpot €5,100 in the Wagons, Saturday, 2nd April. After this weekend the lotto will be back to Friday nights as usual.
Hard luck to the Wicklow Senior footballers who last to Waterford on Sunday last. Heads down now for May against Carlow in the Championship. Well done to the Senior hurlers who are continuing their run of good form. If they can keep that up progress can definitely be made.
The first and second teams were out in the Leinster League on Saturday but both were defeated. The first team played a strong Oulart The Ballagh side and were defeated 2-13 to 1-7 in a good competitive game but the lack of firepower in the Glenealy forwards was patently obvious with all the points coming from midfielder Tommy Doyle. Apart from Doyle all our best performances were in the back line, Trevor McGrath, Ger Devlin and young Shane Keogh all put in a good hour in the halfbacks while M A O’Neill, Philly Dunne and Niall Keogh were equally prominent in the Fullback line. Scorers were Tom Doyle (0-7, 0-5 frees), Lee Kavanagh (1-0).
The second team had to give second best to a good Fingallians side and yet again the lack of scoring power was obvious with only Steven Cody causing any real problems. The final score in this game was 3-8 to 1-4.
Glenealy girls played Avoca on Sunday March 28th in Avoca winning on a scoreline of 5-18 to 0-1.
Glenealy forwards were on fire with some great teamwork with Audrey Bermingham netting 4-2 on the day. Scorers were Vicky O-Gara (1-4), Natasha O’Gara (0-2), Kelly Cullen (0-2), Lottie Cullen (0-1), Patriece O’Gorman (0-2), Pamela Maher (0-5).
Midfielders Kelly Cullen and Orla Redmond performed well as did defenders Stacy O’Neill, Courtney Cullen, Nicola Newsome, Annmarie Manning, Niamh O’Brien and Aimee Beale, Catriona Kavanagh and Ruth Reynolds.
Glenealy girls now meet Naomh Eanna, Gorey on Thursday night to decide the winners of the table and will then play in the Leinster Club semi-final on Saturday 3rd April at 3 pm - details of venue to be confirmed pending result of Thursday nights match. Best of luck to the girls in the Leinster Club semi-final and support is most welcome to cheer the team on! Details of venue for Leinster semi-final will be displayed in the local shop!
Newtown send our best wishes to Cormac Byrne, his father Michael and his mother Margaret. We are delighted that Cormac is recovering from his injury.
Newtown GAA Club is asking all its members and supporters to support the new Garden County Grand Development Draw. The draw is being launched presently, with tickets costing €100. There are numerous fantastic prizes, including cars, holidays and substantial cash prizes. Tickets are now available from all committee members and in the Post Office from Robert. Please support your County GAA and be in with a chance to win a superb prize!
The Wicklow County GAA Race Day is taking place on the 20th of April in Punchestown. This is always a most successful and enjoyable day out at the races and you may have some luck while you are there! Tickets (all inclusive) cost €100 and if you are interested contact Robert in the Post Office.
Pictures from our most successful and enjoyable Juvenile Presentation, at which Mick O’Dwyer was in attendance, are now available to purchase from the club. Anyone interested in these pictures can contact James Kelly.
Please note that club membership fees are now due and must be paid in order to ensure membership for the coming year. Senior Membership is €40 and Juvenile Membership is €15. There will be a registration night in the Newtown GAA Clubhouse on Wednesday 7th April at 7pm. All those who wish to become members or renew their memberships are asked to attend on that night. For anyone who wishes to pay beforehand, they can contact Brian Doyle (Senior Registrar) or Brigid Davis (Juvenile Registrar).
Anyone with any information/stories/articles that would be pertaining to the history of Newtown GAA Club or the village itself is encouraged to pass them on to the club via Robert in the Post Office.
Congratulations to Senior team manager Joe Clifford who raised over €2,000 in aid of local autism charities.
Newtown GAA Lotto Jackpot is now at €2,200, so be sure to have a go!
The Junior Bs beat Blessington 3-7 to 0-15 on Saturday last in their first game of the season. Jamie Shortt, Mark Molloy, Calvin Swords, Ger Byrne, Robyn Byrne and Ronan Marah made their debuts at this level and gave great performances including a penalty save from Jamie. Regulars Kevin Belton, Seán Davis , Brendan Brady and Do Mac weren’t too bad either! Next game Tuesday April 6th v. Newcastle in Roundwood. There will be no U-8 and U-10 Girls training during the Easter holidays but training will resume on Thursday April 15th, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Reminder: Club Memebership is now due for all club members and Happy Easter to all!
Saturday, 27th March, Whittle Football League Division 3, Blessington v An Tochar in Blessington. Blessington lost to An Tochar on a score-line of 0-16 to 3-08
Fixtures: Friday 2nd April - Whittle Football League Division 1 - Blessington v. Newtown in Newtown at 7.45 p.m.
On Tuesday 20th April Wicklow County Board are running the Annual Race Day at Punchestown Racecourse. Tickets cost €100.00 each and can be purchased from J.P. Moran and you can contact him at 087 2388592
The Wicklow G.A.A. County Development Draw will take place in August, September and October. Tickets cost €100.00 each and there is a prize fund of €142,000.00 which includes cars, holidays and cash prizes.
Our Lotto Draw takes place every fortnight. Tickets cost €2.00 each and can be purchased from any member of the committee or in local shops.
Membership is now due and any member who is not paid up by the 31st March cannot vote at the club AGM next year.
Waterford’s Maurice O'Gorman punches the ball away from Wicklow captain Leighton Glynn.