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BARN­DAR­RIG

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.

AVON­DALE CAMOGIE

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.

LARAGH

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.

ASH­FORD

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

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.

GLE­NEALY JU­VE­NILES

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

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 sec­re­tary@ark­lowrocks.com 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 arp­camo­gie@hot­mail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

DUNLAVIN

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.

NEW­CAS­TLE

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.

CARNEW EM­METS

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.

ST. NI­CHOLAS

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.

HOL­LY­WOOD

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.

BAL­LY­MANUS

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.

AN TÓCHAR

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.

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