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AUGHRIM

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.

DUNLAVIN

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

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.

DONARD-GLEN

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.

VAL­LEY­MOUNT

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.

BALT­IN­GLASS

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.

HOL­LY­WOOD

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.

AN­NACURRA

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.

KNOCKANANNA

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.

GLENEALY

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 CAMOGIE

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

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!

AN TOCHAR

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!

BLESS­ING­TON

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.

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