The brains were tested and the knowledge was put to paper at the club Table Quiz on Friday, February 28. Barndarrig GAA Club would like to express a generous thank you to Pat and Cora Jones and the bar staff for the venue and hospitality on the night, it was much appreciated. A big thank you to all the teams that participated and all that organised and donated spot prizes and the sound system for the fundraising event. Well done to “THE BOGMEN” who won on the night and also well done to “The Vincibles” and “The Oghillers” who tied in joint second place. A good night was had by all and a great turn out. Barndarrig Juvenile Committee will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, 2nd March in Jack White's pub at 8pm sharp. All coaches and mentors are requested to attend. Juvenile training will resume shortly from 4yrs - 14yrs of age. The U8 hurlers were unable to partake in the indoor hurling competition in Aughrim as we were short of players. We would appreciate if all parents could reply when texted at the earliest convenience as it impossible to organise teams without doing so. Thank you in advance.
The club committee are working tirelessly to ensure that many more great nights of entertainment are had and on that note we can announce the Club Dinner Dance date has been confirmed, Friday 11th March, in Jack Whites Pub.Tickets are priced as follows €40 for two tickets and €25 for one ticket. Tickets are available from the following outlet and persons: Flemings Shop in Barndarrig, Brian Walsh, Tom Doyle, Alison Shanley (Ladies Team), Carmel Whelan (Juvenile). Any queries or questions please contact 0876139078 or leave a message.
CUMANN NA MARA
Cumann na Mara's Junior team travelled to Crossmaglen to take part in their All Ireland 7's competition last Saturday. They competed well but did not qualify for the final stages. Well done to Aife Kavanagh who got player of the match. We would like to thank Crossmaglen for hosting this competition and look forward to participating again next year.
Our registration date was held last Sunday. We had a great turn out and would like to welcome all our new players. For those not yet registered you can pick up the registration forms at training this week. Any new players are more than welcome to attend. All parents and mentors are eligible to register as members of the Club, further details at training.
The Wicklow County League is starting next weekend with our first minor match -v-Bray Emmetts on Sunday.
Our First Aid/Defibrillator training takes place on 26th March upstairs in Murphy's. If any members/mentors/players are interested in attending please contact Carmel Murphy 087 2236339. Cost will be approximately €20 per person.
The Intermediate team played a new Aughrim team away on Sunday last (27th February). We had a great win, with a scoreline of 5-7 to 00. It's great to see a couple of players back, in top form, after missing last season. Welcome back girls. Training continues Mondays and wednesdays at 7.30 pm, and full attendance is required. All underage training is at 12 Sunday.
Any children whom still wish to register can contact Debbie Windsor on 086 0660630. Club merchandise is available in McCoy’s Shop. If interested please contact Diane McCoy. Laragh GFC players will be doing a Sponsor Tractor pull on Sunday 20th March at 3pm. All support will be appreciated.
The Club wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the O’Connor and Cullen families (formerly of Coynes Cross, Ashford) on the death of Maureen. She will be sadly missed by her husband Nicholas, daughters Elizabeth, Rebecca, Rosalyn and Louise. Her brothers Oliver, Liam, Dan, Michael, Fin, Frank, sisters Maeve and Joan along with her immediate families and friends. May she rest in peace.
Well done to William Hender Phillips who is on the Wicklow Senior football squad, William came off the bench early in the first half in the game against Fermanagh to keep a clean sheet and maintain Wicklow’s undefeated start to the League campaign. Wicklow have played four matches, won two and drawn two.
Ashford and Glenealy GAA Clubs Lotto will take place in Kings Glenealy for a prize of €9,200.00. No Jackpot winner last week but two players won €150.00 each Paul Byrne and Liz Nicholls. Tickets sold by P. Byrne and Centra. Winning Numbers were 1,3,17.27.
Ashford GAA Club will hold a GAA/ISC Child Welfare and Protection in Sport Workshop on the 21st March. This course will be tree hours in duration and is mandatory for all coaches who work with underage teams in the GAA. This Course is recognised and accredited by the Irish Sports Council and by the GAA and reflects the GAA Code of Best Practice and Code of Behaviour. Further details later.
Glenealy Hurling Club are holding their Celebration Dinner Dance in the Grand Hotel on March 18th.Tickets are a very reasonable €40 which includes free bus to and from Hotel. The dinner is being served at 7.30 sharp and the bus leaves Kings at 6.45 pm. The music is supplied by After Hours and will be followed by a disco. The bus must be pre-booked before the 10th of March so the organising committee can arrange a second bus run if necessary. The bus will return to Glenealy at 2.15am. Contact the following regarding bus bookings or tickets which are selling very well. Sheila Driver 086 8683395, Niall MacLochlainn 087 1322530, Ian O’Neill 086 2662387, Peter King 087 2760211, Triona Snell 086 0601015. If anyone intends to get a bit under the weather the Grand is is offering the club a special deal of B&B at just €35 per person sharing. Contact Wendy and make sure you tell her it’s for Glenealy Dinner Dance.
The Club was saddened to hear of the death of Noel Staunton recently. Noel was a member of one Glenealy’s best known GAA families. Though living in West Wicklow for many years he was a Glenealy native and a prominent hurler with Glenealy up to his mid 20s. Noel was a no nonsense skilful hurler who was equally at home in the forwards or centre-field and played all grades for the Club from under 14 to Senior winning under 14 and Minor championships, he also won a Junior Championship and League alongside his brother Bill in 1971. Noel also represented his county in all grades. Glenealy Hurling Club extends its deepest sympathy to Noels wife Anne his daughters Carol and Carmel, son Kevin, his mother, brothers and sister and his extended family. May he rest in Peace.
Under-8 Blitz Aughrim: We had two teams in the Friday night Under 8 Blitz in the fantastic facilities at Aughrim Community Hall.
Our ‘Glenealy’ team under the guidance of Michael Anthony O‘Neill had a great night considering it was the first match ever for these boys. We lost to a strong Kiltegan team, won against Aughrim and drew an amazing match against Arklow Rocks. M.A. is delighted with his young charges and is looking forward to the next four weeks of matches.
Our ‘Gleann Fhaídhle’ team, ably managed by Colm Ffrench and Dónal Hicks, played their hearts out and were unlucky to lose to Michael Dwyer’s, we drew with Aughrim Whites and won against Aughrim Blues. Sam Veal had a great night, scoring two goals, while James Ffrench rattled the back of the net six times. Colm and Dónal are very proud of all the team.
In the Tom Ryan Indoor Tournament , Our 12’s had a great day with two wins. They beat Kilcoole 6-3 and Michael Dwyer’s Whites 9-8. There was some great displays of hurling from all the lads, with young Bosco O’Neill, James Byrne and Gary McCann flying the flag for Glenealy Hurling. Jack Veale is really starting to come into his own and is one to watch for the future. Well done to ALL the lads, keep up the good work and remember – hurling is all about luck – the more you practice the luckier you get!!
Training: U-6 Monday night 6-7pm. U-8 Tuesday night 5-6pm in Glenealy Community Hall. New members are always welcome. Further details contact Sheila Driver 086 8683395.
Aughrim GAA Club held its monthly committee meeting in the Aughrim Sports Complex on Friday night last. The upcoming fund raising Race Nite in Lawless’ Hotel, on April 23rd, received a good airing. All completed cards should be returned to treasurer, John Gunning, immediately on completion.This will serve to help club finances and will also leave the Finance Committee aware of how well cards are going. Club membership should also be submitted as soon as possible. The final for the Gerry Finan Memorial Trophy was played on Saturday last between Eire Og (Greystones) and Avoca. It was perhaps fitting that this year’s winners – Eire Og – should have Fergus O’Brien as their Cathaoirleach. Fellow Sligo man Fergus was a close friend of Gerry Finan. It also was pleasing to see Aughrim players and club members turning out in such numbers.
U-8 Indoor Hurling Tournament: The 2nd year of the U8 indoor hurling league got underway in the Aughrim Sports complex on Friday night last. Six teams in all took part - Aughrim Blues, Aughrim Whites, Arklow Rocks, Glenealy, Gleann Fhaidle, and Michael Dwyers. After three rounds of league matches Aughrim Blues and Michael Dwyers lead the pack having won all their games, Glenealy are in 3rd followed by Gleann Fhaidle, Arklow Rocks and Aughrim Whites. The competition will continue for another three weeks. On Finals night teams will be playing off for the League Cup, Shield and Plate. Best of luck to all the teams and players over the coming weeks.
ARKLOW ROCK PARNELLS
A big thank you to everyone who supported our table quiz on Thursday night in The Old Ship which was a great success and raised much needed funds for the Juvenile and Camogie sections of the club. On Saturday the U-10’s Tom Ryan Tournament will continue and all support for our two teams would be welcome. Anyone interested in joining the club at any level can contact our club secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ARKLOW ROCKS CAMOGIE
Arklow Rocks 0-6, Carnew 0-0: Another great weekend for our Intermediate team as they played their first home match of the league. While the Arklow ladies dominated the match from the start they found the back of the net just out of reach as they continually battered the goal area with shots and were unlucky not to end on a much higher score! We would like to send thanks to the Carnew team for a great match, to all the supporters who braved the cold to cheer us on and also to Gerry and Antoinette Freehill who provided the hot food afterwards. Anyone who still needs to register with the club can contact our committee at email@example.com for more information.
The Annual Auction for Dunlavin GAA Club will be held on 12th March in Dunlavin Inn. An important date for your diary. If you have a donation for the auction please contact Ed Butterfield, John Hammond or any committee member. Your continued support is much appreciated.
Club training every Tuesday and Thursday night under the supervision of Club Trainer Paul Carroll in St. Kevin’s Community College including minors. All are welcome.
Lotto results for Monday 21st February were as follows. There were three match three winners, Thomas Harney, Ann Browne and Marian Whyte, who each received €85. Promoter’s prize winner was Tony Allen. Congrats to you all and thank you for your continued support. Jackpot now stands at €15,600. Tickets on sale locally for €2.
Any person interested in taking up refereeing, a foundation course will be run in March over three nights (one per week). Please contact any committee member for further information.
Our sympathies go to the families of Helen (Nell) McParland, Stephen Street, Dunlavin, Noel Staunton, Raheen, Dunlavin and Jenny Piggott, Ballitore (mother of Lilly Carroll and Winnie Nolan) Dunlavin. Ar dheis Dé go raibh said.
The club wishes to express its sincere condolences to the Merriman family on the death of Kit Merriman, Newcastle, who passed away last Thursday, 24th February. The GAA lotto scheduled for 28th February has been postponed as a mark of respect. Our league campaign gets underway in two weeks time (13th March) at home against Knockananna. Training is in full swing in preparation and all support welcome.
Our Senior footballers ensured their Division 1status on Saturday when they defeated Newtown by 2-9 to 0-9 in the sports-field. Carnew got off to the perfect start when their tactics of “get the ball to TJ” resulted in Hennessey firing a 25 yard rocket into the top corner within the first minute. Both teams then traded points to leave the half-time score at 1-4 to 0-4. It was difficult to pick a man of the match in this game. John Kavanagh worked hard at wing-forward and picked up a point, Michael Osborne was outstanding scoring 1-2 and Graham Keogh was also sharp in front of goals with 0-3. Willie Collins and Shane Doyle were the pick of the backs, and the scoring was completed by Joe Murphy with 0-2 and Nick Skelton with a point.
Hard luck to our camogie girls who were beaten by Arklow Rocks on Sunday by six points. This was only their second ever competitive match and they are picking up the skills of the game very quickly. Shelly Behan had a fine game in the goal and had to make some big saves to keep a clean sheet. Mary O' Neill was very reliable at full-back and Maire Doran stamped her authority at centre-back. Shauna Keogh covered a lot of ground at midfield and Aoife Mulligan played well at centre-forward.
The Leinster semi-finals of the Scor competition was held in Oulart on Sunday. Carnew competed in five different catagories, and the results were as follows. Firstly, Ethie Kilbride comfortably got through with her recitation. Our Ballad Group was also successful, and was formed by Emma Culkin, Brendan Grant, Laura Levingston, Christine Kinsella and Erica Kennedy. The novelty act was also a huge hit and will go on compete in the Leinster final, and Carnew's final act to go through was the dancers. Hard luck to Brendan Grant in the Solo Singing who was narrowly beaten by strong opposition on the night. The Leinster final stage of the competition is scheduled for 13th of March in Ballymore, Westmeath. For anyone interested in supporting our remaining acts, tickets are available from Damian Osborne.
Best of luck to our county hurling representatives as they travel to London this weekend for their crunch game in the national league campaign.
Carnew Emmets GAA club would like to extend their sympathies to the Jordan family on the recent passing of Sadie.
The minors had a good win over Luke O'Tooles in the first round of the league which was played in Dunlavin on Sunday. The first half was tight and low scoring with St. Nicholas edging it 4 points to 3 despite playing against a strong wind. With the aid of the wind St. Nick’s pulled away in the second half with a number of good scores. Final score was St. Nicholas 2-12, Luke O'Tooles 2-5. The next league game takes place on next Sunday morning 6th March in Baltinglass at 11.
Training will be commencing shortly for the girls U12, U14 and U16 teams. Any girls interested in playing should contact Josephine Sinnott at 0877485124. All new players welcome. Congratulations to Lisa Lawlor, Jade Manley and Mary Healy who were selected for the county U14 team.
Training continues for the boys U14 team this Wednesday at 6.30 in the pitch in Dunlavin.
Tickets are currently on sale for the 300 club draw with the first draw taking place on the 26th of March. Your support would be much appreciated!
Also a reminder that the clothes collection fundraiser will take place on March 10th from 7pm to 8pm and March 12th from 10am to 11.30am in the clubhouse in Dunlavin. For further details please contact Linda Darker, Ger Reid or Louise Allen.
The Senior side were beaten by Baltinglass on Sunday and now play AGB in Ballymoney on Saturday at 3pm.
The last few 2010 Wicklow GAA Yearbooks are on sale from Richard Burke for €10 each, with photos of various adult and juvenile teams from the year gone by. Membership is now due, all players must be registered to play with the Club prior to training or playing matches. People can register online via our website www.hollywoodgaa.com
Congratulations to Michael Kelly and Niamh McCarthy who were married in Hollywood last Friday.
Best of wishes on a speedy recovery to Phillip Dunne following surgery. Thanks to all who attended the St.Kevins Table Quiz , thanks too to Quizmaster Paul Wilson.
Well done to the minors who beat Carnew in the League on Sunday in Hollywood, the lads play Tinahely away next Sunday.
Thanks again to all who donated items to St. Kevins Recycling Day. St. Kevins are collecting mobile phones as well as holding The Cake and Book Sale on March 16th and 17th in Hollywood Centre after masses.
Parents of girls aged 10 up to adult interested in playing Ladies Football - Please give their details to Lucy on 087 922 1904. Players registered last year need not make contact.
Ladies Adult training continues in Valleymount on Tuesdays at 7.30, Girls training will begin in March.
The game against Donard last weekend unfortunately had to be postponed due to an unplayable pitch, but this weekend sees the lads away to Stratford on Saturday at 3pm. There was no lotto jackpot winner for the draw held Monday, 21st February. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 16, 18, with Connie Lynch, Colm Coogan and Noel Murphy the only match three winners.
The GAA Club Lotto was not won again this week and we had no match three winners. The Jackpot now stands at €19,700 and tickets can be purchased in Justine's, Terry Kavanagh's or the Post Office.
U-14 Training continues on Thursday nights at 7pm sharp until 8:45, bring both runners and boots. Contact Denis or Declan if you have any queries.
U-8 training resumes next Monday night, 7th March, from 7pm - 8pm. You can contact Ollie Byrne, James Brady, Nick Nolan or Enda McGillycuddy for detail about U-8 training.
Next Monday the 7th is also the Juvenile Registration night, it will start at 7pm. Registration fees are as follows; €30 for 1 child, €60 for 2 children and €75 for 3 or more children. If you have any queries about registration please contact Kevin Gaffney on 087-9897188.
On the Registration Night the new Club Shop will also be open for the first time where Club Gear can be ordered or purchased. Rowena Brady and Aideen Nolan will be looking after the Club Shop.
Minor Training resumes next Wednesday night at 7:30 sharp, if you have any queries contact Johnny Carr.
The 11:30 Mass in Roundwood on Sunday 20th of March will be celebrated in memory of all the deceased members of An Tóchar GAA Club.