Lotto jackpot stands at €8,000. No winner last week. Numbers were 8-11-19-23. Match three winners were Miriam Manley, M&M Tinoran, DavidFaulkner Ardglass, Michael Walsh Dunlavin, AislingByrne, Charlie Shortt, E.A Mordaunt, Breda Coffey, Gabrial Kane. Tickets €2 in local shops or on baltinglassgaa.com website. Division 1 League match was off. The Minors were out in the League to St. Nicholas and lost out on a score of 2-15 to 2-5. All juveniles are now back training. Time tables are up around the town in shops and in local schools. There is a full committee meeting Wednesday night at 8.30pm, please all make the effort to attend. The club shop is open Saturday mornings from 10.30am til 12 midday. All team mentors make sure all players have their gear. Membership is now due. Juveniles will have a registration day coming up soon. All other teams can pay their mentors.
Congratulations to Frank Clune and his college team St. Pats Drumcondra on winning the Trench Cup during the week. Our minors where out for the first time this year on Sunday morning against Michael Dwyers, our lads fell to a heavy defeat. We hope to have more numbers and a stronger team for the next day out. Congratulations to the county minors who had a convincing win over Killkenny last Friday night, we are represented by Stephen Murphy on the team. Training for the senior and junior teams continues on Tuesday and Friday nights at 8 o'clock, everyone welcome.
The U14's finished joint top of their group in the first round of the Feile with a good win over Carnew and a draw with AGB. Scores were St. Nicholas 3-7 Carnew 1-6 and St. Nicholas 2-1 AGB 0-7. This was a great team effort with every player battling to secure qualification.
The minors continued their good start to the league with a win over Baltinglass. Final score was St. Nicholas 2-15 Baltinglass 2-5.
The clothes collection fundraiser takes place this week 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.
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!
Coolkenno's first competitive Minor game since 2004 ended in victory on Sunday. They faced a daunting trip to Blessington to take on an amalgamation of Blessington and Kilbride. Coolkenno made a sluggish start and found themselves five points adrift at half time. However, they showed great strength of character and came back to win by four points on a final score of 2-12 to 3-5. It was a great all round team performance with players putting their bodies on the line for the cause. The team lined out as follows: Enda Doyle, Daniel Doyle, Adam O'Neill, Charles Burgess, Willie Byrne, David Cole, Joe Sunderland (1-4), David Tompkins (1-3), Keith Farrell (0-3), Sean Nolan (02), Patrick Byrne. It's a big week for Cormac Byrne, John Burke and Willie Byrne who are part of the Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew side who take on Gallen CC, Ferbane in the final of the Leinster A Senior Football Championship. The game took place on Tuesday in Portlaoise. Senior player Donal Doyle was involved with Waterford IT in the Trench Cup Final at the weekend. They had a good win on the Friday over Tralee IT but unfortunately St Pat's Drumcondra proved too strong for them in the final. Still, reaching an All-Ireland at this level is a great achievement. Well done Donal! The first round of the intermediate league which was due to be played on Saturday against Avondale was postponed. A golf classic was held on the 18th July at Collattin Golf Club between The Dying Cow Golf Society and Seaver's Bar Golf Society, Tinahely. Both groups would like to thank all players, Coollattin Golf Club and everyone who donated money for this event. Following on the success of this event, we are delighted to announce that we have donated €2,000 to Carnew Community Care, €2,000 to South East Cancer Care, €1,000 to Clonmore Local Cancer Medical Trust, and €500 to the local Services Kare Centre in Tinahely. Thanks again to everyone involved! Tickets for the 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance which takes place on Saturday 26th of March remain on sale from committee members at €25 each. Training continues for under 8's, 10's and 12's in Ballyconnell Hall every Friday at 7pm.
There was no lotto jackpot winner for the draw held Monday 28th February. The numbers drawn were 1,11,19,21, with the only match three numbers being Ann Whelan and Pat Dowling. The game against Stratford did not go ahead last weekend, but the game against Donard in the Gap has been rescheduled for this weekend. Rory is still collecting membership. Players (nonstudents) cost €30, players (students) €20, nonplayers €10, and juveniles €3.
The Senior side were away to AGB on Saturday and came home with the points following a hard earned win, on a scoreline of 2-07 to 1-08. 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 through Paypal at www.hollywoodgaa.com, deadline for all memberships is March 24th.
We are collecting photos and paper clippings and suchlike from any era to be displayed in our Clubhouse. All are welcome to submit whatever they can in an attempt to show Hollywood and St. Kevins through the ages. Matches/Social Events/Work days/Match reports are all very much welcome. Please drop anything you have for consideration to Ian Burke, they will be returned to you once copied.
Hard luck to the minors who were beaten by Tinahely on Sunday by 3-10 to 0-07.
Best wishes to loyal follower Margaret Clarke who had been unwell lately.
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.
The Club wish to extend their sympathies to the Gorman family, Broadleas and to the Crampton family,Slievevcorragh on their recent bereavements.
Our lotto draw was held on Saturday, 5th March. There was no winner of the jackpot of €2500. The numbers were 10, 19, 20 and 24. The four €25 winners were Maia O'Brien, Gary Geoghegan, Matt Reid and Jimmy 'Buckets' Byrne. Thanks for all your support and congratulations. The next draw will be held in Leo's on Saturday, 19th March with a jackpot of €2650. Tickets available from players and committee members. The first game of the season will be held in Valleymount on Saturday, 12th March at 3pm. The lads will be out against Ashford in the Division 2 league. Best of luck and all support would be greatly appreciated. Training continues for both Intermediate and Junior C teams on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the field at 8 pm. There has been a great turn out so far so keep up the good work lads. It’s great to see some old faces back. All membership is due, both lads and ladies, and this must be paid before 17th March to be eligible to play for the club. The club would like to convey its deepest sympathies to the following families; The Gorman Family, Ballymore, The Lawlor Family, Bishop Hill and The Crampton Family, Hollywood on their recent bereavements. Get well soon to Mag 'Granny' Clarke, Granamore and Alice Stones, Valleymount. We would like to wish a belated happy birthday to Sam Cullen, who celebrated over the weekend. Also happy 'Sweet Sixteenth' birthday to Caroline Cahill this Friday 11th March. The VYC will hold a Pancake Night on Friday 11th March, so come along for some tasty treats!
The GAA Club Lotto was not won last week and we had no match 3 winners. This week the jackpot is €19,900, tickets can be purchased at Justine's, Terry Kavanagh's or in the Post Office.
Our Senior and Junior A teams kick off their league campaign this weekend with two local away fixtures.
The Seniors are away to Kilcoole on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. this should be an entertaining game after a tough tight encounter against the same opposition last year.
The Junior As are away to our neighbours in Kilmac at 11:30 on Sunday morning. Both teams would love to have as much support as possible to help get their campaigns off to a positive start.
Our Minor team played away against Avondale last Sunday morning and after a bad start which saw them fall 2-1 to 0-0 behind within 15 minutes. They then came to life with Calvin Swords and Michael McHugh taking control around midfield and Eoin Marah getting to grips at the back. In the forwards Ger Byrne performed very well once the supply of ball increased and he was well assisted by Graham Sutton and Paul Flynn who had come off the bench.
They went on to win the game on a scoreline of 2-8 to 3-2, conceding only 1-1 fro the remaining 45 minutes.
The minors now have a tough game against Rathnew next which is scheduled for this Sunday morning in Roundwood but this fixture may be subject to change.
The club's annual dinner dance will take place this Friday 11th March in the Arklow Bay Hotel at 7.30pm. It's the club's biggest social event of the year and it's sure to be a great night! Tickets are only €30. If you need a ticket contact Gillian on 087-9274827.
The AGB ladies' senior team were in full action away from home in their first Cup match of the season against the ladies of Tinahely.
Well done to the Arklow women as they maintained a lead from start to finish. At the end of the first half AGB were leading 3-3 to 0-3, with goals from Jessie McElheron, Áine O'Reilly and Stephaine Martin and additional points from Jessie, Áine and Jessica Hurley.
Throughout the second half the girls managed to sustain a slender lead over Tinahely with constant work from players all round. AGB clocked up five more points on the scoreboard, all coming from Megan O'Brien, Orla Byrne, Naomi Roach, Áine and Jessica. The final result was 3-8 to 2-9.
Also, congratulations to Clíonadh Byrne, Lauren Hayden, Naomi Roach, Melissa Keane, Sinead Arthur and Megan O’Brien who made their debut on the senior panel.
In association with our parish community we recently had a club mass along with Arklow Rock Parnells to help celebrate our parish 150 year celebrations and to wish all players, mentors and all involved in our club community a successful season both on and off the field. It was a great pleasure for our club to join with our parish on this very special occasion which saw club colours flying high, the sea of blue and green and green and white throughout the church was heartening to witness. Both clubs assisted in the mass by doing readings and prayers of the faithful. The mass culminated with a beautiful reflection read eloquently by our ladies chairperson Geraldine Galvin then it was back to Arus Lorcain for light refreshments.
As a sign of the increased members in our club we have appointed Anne Arthur as our admin coordinator so if there is anything you need to know, regarding the club that is, Anne can be contacted on AGBjuvenileadm2011@gmail.com
Congratulations to our under 13/14 boys who topped their group in the first round of the County Feile on Saturday last. The games took place in Annacurragh and Arklow played Carnew and St Nicholas.
The boys played Carnew in the opening game of the afternoon and recorded a 3-6 to 1-1 victory in the half hour match. St. Nicholas then also beat Carnew by a three-point margin to set up a group decider against Arklow.
An excellent game of football was then played out between the two sides, which finished in a draw with AGB 0-7, and St Nicks 2-1, with the St. Nicholas keeper their man of the man with four brilliant saves to deny Arklow the win.
Arklow travelled with a 28 strong panel and all players played an important part on the day. Best for Arklow were Cal Kelly, John Paul Hurley, John O'Hallaron, Jimmy Farrell and Adam Forde who scored 5 of the 7 points in the second game. Under 13 player Cormac O'Shea deserves a special mention for two composed and fine footballing displays over both games.
Arklow topped the group on points difference in their win over Carnew and will play their quarter final next Saturday with time, venue and opposition to be confirmed.
Don't forget our annual St. Patricks Day Fun run not only is it a great day out for all the family we will also be raising funds for our building project at Ballymoney and for Arklow Springboard Family Support group who have helped many families in the area over the years and their services are required now more than ever. So grab your sponsorship card, your runners or walkers, your green white and orange and come join the fun there'll be refreshments along the way and plenty of encouragement too.
There was no winner of the lotto last week the numbers were 8,11,18,22. we had 3 match 3 winner each receiving €70.00 - Elizabeth Foley, Chris and Chloe Bolger, Karl and Jamie Furlong Next week's jackpot stands at €9,400.
Our annual dinner dance in association with our Camogie Club, who were celebrating their Championship and League double was a great success on Saturday night in Inisfail, Baltinglass. Peter Keogh, President and former County Board Chairman, Andy O'Brien and his wife Anna represented the County Board. Andy O'Brien presented the Dessie Murphy cup and Senior Hurling medals to players present and our Club Chairman Pat Keogh made a presentation to Andy O'Brien for his achievements as County Chairman over the past four years. Secretary Colm Doyle presented a bouquet of flowers to Andy's wife Anna. Wedding presents were presented to James and Mary Doyle and to Sean Pollard and his wife. Hall of Fame award was announced and presented by Peter Keogh to Matt Finn who had a very distinguished career with both Baltinglass, Kiltegan and the County. Matt won junior, intermediate and senior championship medals with Kiltegan and also manager and trained teams in the club at all levels. Matt played for many years with Wicklow from under 21 to Senior and is still a great Club man. A bouquet of flowers was also presented to Matt's wife Pauline by secretary Colm Doyle who was also a very able Master of Ceremonies on the night. Dave Murray, County Camogie Chairman presented the League and Championship medals to the Camogie players and presentations were made to the trainers and selectors involved with the teams. Our thanks to Damien Byrne and his committee who organised the dinner dance. No senior league matches for our club over the weekend due to some registration and insurance problems. We hope to be back on track next week. Well done again to our County hurlers who beat London in London on Sunday and now move to top of the table. We wish them and our County Football team further success on Sunday in Aughrim when we play Derry and Longford.
The 46th Blessington GAA Dinner Dance took place last Saturday in Tulfarris Hotel and was a great success. Many congratulations to the Young players of the Year - Kate Hennessy and Dean Siney and to the Senior players - Maura Reid and Barry O'Donovan.
Congratulations also to Ciaran Murphy who won the “Club Person of the Year”. The award was well deserved as Ciaran is doing such a great job of building up hurling in our club. His U8 indoor hurling continues in St Kevins Community Centre every Thursday for the month of March. Our academy and U10s commenced training last Saturday. If any child is interested in playing please come along at 10 am every Saturday morning. Club registration will take place this Saturday at the pitch from 10am - 11am. The cost of €20 per year also covers insurance. If any parent wishes to become a non-playing member, the cost is €25 per year. The clubs Cul Camp will be held from 11th - 15th July and registration forms will be available at the pitch. The cost is €55 per child with discounts for additional children. Blessington have always had high numbers of children attending from around the area and booking early is advised. For more information contact Chris O'Connor on 086 2239403.
It was busy weekend for the club with matches for our Feile teams, U16 and Minor. Under-14 Feile matches took place on Saturday, 5th March in Laragh. This year we have been very lucky to be able to field two teams A and B. The A team played Bray Emmets with a scoreline of 4-9 to 0-2 in favour of Blessington.The second match was against Enniskerry (originally meant to be Carnew Emmets) with a scoreline of 11-6 to 0-0 in favour of Blessington.The B team had a walk over and they are now through to the next round. The B team travelled to Laragh and they played a friendly against Bray A's. Blessington B lost that match but it was a great team performance by both our teams.
The U16s played the first match of the Leinster League at home also on the 5th March against Co Westmeath side Ballinacargy. Scoreline 5-18 to 4 points. Their next game is away to Dunshaughlin this Saturday 12th.
Blessington minors played their first league match on Sunday 6th March. Blessington was fixed to play against Newtown in the Minor winter league but they have pulled out. A match against Coolkenno was hastily organised and they agreed to travel to Blessington. Coolkenno had only 11 players so we had to play 11 a side. This seemed to suit Coolkenno better than ourselves with Coolkenno going on to win on a scoreline of 2-12 to 3-5. Scorers for Blessington were Mark Carroll 1-1, David Boothman 1-2, Ian Richardson 1-1 and Kyle Geragthy 0-1. 3rd round is away to Kilcoole on 20th March.
A very successful juvenile presentation took place on Saturday last in the clubhouse. It was great to see such a turn out of enthusiastic boys and girls and their parents. Guests of honour were Co. Chairman Mick Hagan, Co Secretary Mick Murphy, while the presentations were carried out by Co. Footballers Paudge Mc Walter, Eimear Miley, Caoillfhionn Deeney, and County Hurling selector Brian Gleeson. Our chairman John Smith called on all parents and supporters who can help out in any way with our juvenile teams to come forward and get in touch with our Minor Board Officer Barry Traynor (086-2693357). Many thanks to Barry and his team for putting everything in place for Saturday. Thanks to all those who attended the registration nights in the Clubhouse last week, and paid up for 2011. Stephen McNulty (Registrar) and all team managers are taking memberships for those of you who have yet to pay. The rates are Adult €60, Juvenile/Apprentice/Student €40, U-10 €25, and Family €100. A discount of 20% applies for anybody on Social Welfare. Training for the Intermediate Hurling team started on Sunday last and will take place on Tuesdays/Thursdays and Sunday mornings. Please contact Pat Stapleton (Manager) on 0868068170 for details. This is with the full support of the executive committee and not as incorrectly reported in a Wicklow People article last week. The club would like to thank the County Board for their support to date, and we look forward to getting back on the playing fields.
The County Development Draw tickets are now available and we are doing a “Special Offer”, normal price €60 and our offer is “2 for €100”, please contact Secretary Brian Gleeson 086 8281124, John Smith 086 8130477 or any committee member to get your tickets.
This draw not only funds our county teams but the club also gets a share of the money, so essentially “everyone's a winner”! The club would like to send get well wishes to Patrick Cullen who missed the presentations as he was in hospital. We look forward to seeing him back at training in Dunbur soon.