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The In­ter­me­di­ates played at home to Avoca Thurs­day last, in a league match that had to be re­fixed af­ter re­cent bad weather.

They lost out on a score­line of 4-7 to 1-4. The girls showed good im­prove­ment but this was a dis­ap­point­ing re­sult af­ter a fan­tas­tic win over Aughrim two weeks pre­vi­ous. With more com­mit­ment and hard work they'll be back on form for the next match, away to Kil­coole on the 20th March.

The club wishes to thank all those who con­trib­uted to­kens to our re­cent ap­peal, your help was very much ap­pre­ci­ated. A spe­cial word of thanks to An­nacurra Camogie Club.

We are now col­lect­ing the Tesco to­kens for Schools and Clubs, these will help pro­vide new train­ing equip­ment. Col­lected to­kens can be given to Tr­ish Fox, Pauline Kennedy or Carmel Ka­vanagh.

James and the In­ter­me­di­ate team would like to thank Rath­drum Rugby Club for the use of their grounds to train on. They have been very oblig­ing to the team when the com­plex has been un­avail­able, and we are very grate­ful.

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 11.30am from the Glen­dalough Ho­tel Car Park. All sup­port will be ap­pre­ci­ated. Please note the start­ing time has changed.


The Se­nior lads gained a win 0-7 to 0-5 away to Kil­coole in their first league game. Points from Conor and Ed­die Davis gave us an early lead in this evenly con­tested match. Our de­fence were well mar­shalled in the first half with good per­for­mances from De­clan Carstairs and Mike Has­sett. Two late points from Ger Byrne and sub­sti­tute Paddy Crowley left a half time score of 0-4 to 0-3 in our favour. Our lads stretched the lead with three unan­swered points from Ed Davis and Martin Cullen. Kil­coole bat­tled hard and closed the gap to within two but our de­fence re­mained solid to hold out for a de­served win and the first league points in a com­pet­i­tive divi­sion.

The U-14 boys train­ing is on Mon­day nights from 7:30-8:45, train­ing has now moved out­side so boots and out­door gear is re­quired. If you have any queries about U-14 train­ing you can con­tact De­nis or De­clan. De­nis will have reg­is­tra­tion forms at train­ing for those who have not yet reg­is­tered.

11:30 Mass in Round­wood next Sun­day March 20th will be cel­e­brated for all the de­ceased mem­bers of An Tóchar GAA Cub.

The club had 2 match 3 win­ners in lotto this week, Chris Holt and Martina Ka­vanagh win­ning €38 each. The Jack­pot was not won and now stands at €19900, tick­ets avail­able from Jus­tine, Terry's or Post of­fice.

The Club sends sym­pa­thy to the Power fam­ily on the re­cent death of Ge­orge, Car­rigower.


The ac­tion is start­ing early this year. Last week our Se­nior foot­ballers won their first game in the Se­nior league. On Fri­day night in En­niskerry our ladies beat the lo­cals by a big score in the Ju­nior cup. A long jour­ney on a bad night, weath­er­wise, but our young ladies un­der new trainer Brian Gib­son showed the lo­cals a clean pair of heels. Team was Karen Man­gan, Siob­han Byrne, Sarah Reid, Emer Byrne, An­drea Birchall, Amy Kelly, Laura Allen, Rachel Byrne, Orla Kealy, Siob­han Fig­gis, Emma Har­ney, An­drea Kealy, Katie Bran­ni­gan, Ash­ley Dee­gan, Cather­ine Byrne. Their next out­ing is a home game against Ark­low next week­end. Our Se­nior foot­ballers were short a few first team­ers in Aski­na­gap on Sun­day morn­ing where they lost by two points to the Bil­lies. We fin­ished the game with four Mi­nors on the field. Team was Jim Cor­ri­gan, Stephen Pierce, Bren­dan Daly, Ro­nan Con­ron, Joe Whyte, Alan Tutty, Ge­orge Fin­lay, John Han­bidge, Brian Len­non, Harry Man­gan, Ray Halloran, Tom Dwyer, Alan Daly, Niall Cur­ran, Kevin Kealy. Subs: D Mann, C Grace.

Lotto re­sults for Mon­day, 7th March. No win­ner of jack­pot, match three win­ners were Paddy Cur­ran, Tom and Ann c/o Ray Halloran, Des­mond O'Neill. Lotto Jack­pot is now 3,250

Donard-Glen Ju­ve­nile GAA Great num­bers turned out last Satur­day for out reg­is­tra­tion and first train­ing session of the year. Train­ing is on next Satur­day 19th March at 11 o'clock in the pitch for ages 4 - 12. U12 train­ing will also be on Mon­day 21st March at 6.30pm in the pitch. All boys and girls aged 4 to 12 years wel­come. Club gear is avail­able in adult and chil­dren sizes. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact He­len at 087-6470422.

Se­nior team: The new sea­son is get­ting un­der- way, and our teams are be­ing pre­pared. Be sure to keep an eye on the fix­tures col­umn for up­com­ing fix­tures.

Mem­ber­ship: Mem­ber­ship fees are now due and should be paid as soon as pos­si­ble. Adult mem­ber­ship is €40, with stu­dent/ju­ve­nile mem­ber­ship at €15. Be sure you have paid so that you can be af­fil­i­ated to the club.

Lotto: The Lotto jack­pot cur­rently stands at €7200. Be sure you have your tick­ets ready for Mon­day night!

Best wishes: Wish­ing all our mem­bers and friends a Happy St. Pa­trick's Day. Be sure to cel­e­brate safely!

Club His­tory: Our his­tory pub­li­ca­tion is still avail­able to buy from the post of­fice.

Con­do­lences: Con­do­lences to the Power fam­ily on the re­cent pass­ing of Ge­orge.


Lotto stands at €8,150. Num­bers last week were 6-7-10-12. Match 3 win­ners were Ea­monn O’Ke­effe, Elaine Flood, John Kelly, Bill Tyrrell, Theresa O’Brien, Ma­jella Wall, Mary Nolan each re­ceiv­ing €45 .No matches last week­end. Well done to our U10s who played at half-time in Aughrim on Sun­day last in the Wick­low v Long­ford game. Some great skills and tal­ent show­ing .Well done to all Wick­low teams last week­end. Our Ju­ve­nile Reg­is­tra­tion Days are next week­end Fri­day 18th from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. On Satur­day 19th from 10am -12 noon. All Ju­ve­niles taken part in the St.Pa­tricks Day Pa­rade meet at 12 noon at the in­dus­trial es­tate and par­ents can col­lect their chil­dren at Fish­ers Centra. Any­one look­ing for club gear con­tact Breeda at 087-6103826. The Club are host­ing a Mega Fash­ion Show on April 16th in Ger­maines so all you GAA mod­els get in shape and make your­selves known. The County De­vel­op­ment Draw is once again run­ning. Tick­ets this year are €60 or €20 a month. The Draw runsfor 3 months and starts in May with all cash prizes.


The fi­nal week­end of The Tom Ryan Tour­na­ment pro­duced mem­o­rable per­for­mances by our par­tic­i­pat­ing teams. Our U-12 team reached the semi-fi­nal but were beaten by Gle­nealy and the U10 Green Team also reached their semi-fi­nal but lost out, both teams showed great de­ter­mi­na­tion and skill dur­ing the tour­na­ment and the club send their congratulations on their achieve­ment.

The U-10 White Team were the cream of the crop on the day and out played ev­ery team to reach the fi­nal against Michael Dwyer's. PJ O’Con­ner was in top form hav­ing made two ex­cel­lent saves from the Bray match and car­ried this con­fi­dence through to the fi­nal, the full­backs Paul Gil­bert and Des Byrne blocked shots that any Se­nior player would be proud of and mid­fielder's Dar­ren O’Reilly, Conor Jemi­son and Dy­lan Fur­long kept the team con­nected with their for­wards Dan Har­ri­son and Cathal Byrne who cracked the op­po­si­tions de­fence on two oc­ca­sions, Oran Walker was then brought on as a sub and he fin­ished the match by putting the win­ning goal in the net for The Ark­low Rock’s White Team. There was such a tremen­dous per­for­mance put in by the whole team that the ‘Man of the Match’ could not be picked so we send our congratulations to Our In­door County Cham­pi­ons on a magnificent tour­na­ment and wish them the best for the com­ing sea­son. The White’s team re­sults were as fol­lows: Aughrim 2 : 3 ARP Whites, Bray 1 : 3 ARP Whites, Michael Dwyer’s 2 : 3 ARP Whites.

The Club would like to thank all the par­ents who helped out on the day with the food and in the Club­house where we held the Pre­sen­ta­tion and also we thank ev­ery­one in­volved in run­ning the Tour­na­ment.


The In­ter­me­di­ate team are play­ing Aughrim on Sun­day 20th March at home at 12 pm and all sup­port would be wel­come, the team are train­ing twice weekly with times and venues to be con­firmed and the Club send them the best for their match.

Our train­ing con­tin­ues for U-6,8 and 10’s on Satur­days from 11 am at the Astro Turf in Pearse Park and our U-13 also train on Satur­day’s from 12 pm at the Astro Turf and on Wed­nes­day from 5 pm at the Rock’s Pitch.

All mem­bers wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate in the St. Pa­trick’s Day pa­rade are to meet at the Orange Garage at 2 pm on Thurs­day and we ask that all ju­ve­nile mem­bers be picked up at Sts Peter & Mary Church im­me­di­ately af­ter. Ev­ery­one is then in­vited back to the club­house for re­fresh­ments. The Club would like to wish ev­ery­one a Happy St. Pa­trick’s Day!


No win­ner of last week’s Jack­pot in the Ash­ford and Gle­nealy GAA Clubs Lotto. Num­bers drawn were 2, 17, 22, 28. How­ever 6 peo­ple matched 3 num­bers and won €50.00 each. Win­ners were Phyl­lis Donoghue, B. Shortt, Barry O’Neill, Jean O’Shea, Vin­cent O’Brien and Max Shan­non, tick­ets were sold by AM. Man­ning, A. Driver, B. O’Neill, J. O’Shea, G. Meyler and T. Snell. This week’s Jack­pot is €9,800.00.

Ash­ford GAA Club will hold a GAA/ISC Child Wel­fare and Pro­tec­tion in Sport Work­shop on the 21st March in the School Meet­ing Room. 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. This course is de­signed for 16 peo­ple and it is es­sen­tial that we have full par­tic­i­pa­tion. Names should be for­warded not later than March 18th to Mick Pur­cell.

Co. Wick­low VHI GAA Cul Sum­mer Camps will be held in Ash­ford GAA Grounds from 18th July to the 22nd July in­cor­po­rat­ing Foot­ball, Hurl­ing and Camogie from 10AM to 2:30 Daily. Ap­pli­ca­tion Forms are avail­able from all Com­mit­tee Mem­bers. This is a very en­ter­tain­ing and im­por­tant week on the GAA calendar, so don’t de­lay get your ap­pli­ca­tion now.

Tick­ets are now avail­able for the Wick­low GAA County Board De­vel­op­ment Draw, this is an ideal op­por­tu­nity to sup­port Ash­ford GAA Club, re­mem­ber the more tick­ets we can sell the big­ger ben­e­fit to Ash­ford GAA Club. First Prize will be €10,000, Sec­ond Prize €5,000, Third Prize cash value €2,500, Fourth Prize cash value €1,500, Fifth Prize cash value €1,000, Sixth to Twenty Fifth Prize cash value €150. There will be three monthly draws at €20 per draw or €60 for all three draws. Please sup­port Ash­ford GAA Club. To all our sup­port­ers who have taken ad­ver­tis­ing space in our ground we would like to say thank you and men­tion that for 2011 Elec­tronic Score­board Ad­ver­tis­ing will cost €150.00 for the year and they will be is­sued with a €60.00 ticket for the three County Board De­vel­op­ment Draws. Re­mem­ber the first draw will take place on Fri­day 6th May. Tick­ets can be pur­chased di­rect from Ron­nie Phillips or any Com­mit­tee mem­ber.


The club’s an­nual ju­ve­nile pre­sen­ta­tion night was held in Kenny’s Cor­ner House last Fri­day evening. The night was a great suc­cess, and the club would like to thank James Stafford for trav­el­ling down to present the medals, all the ladies who made the sand­wiches, and Liz and Mick Kenny for the use of their fa­cil­i­ties.

Huge congratulations to our Nov­elty Act gang who took home the Le­in­ster Se­nior Scor ti­tle in Bal­ly­more, West­meath on Sun­day evening, with their act “Siopa an Peáta”. This ex­pe­ri­enced crew of: James Do­ran, Tom Darcy, Din Do­ran, Tom Culkin, John Sullivan, Mick Skel­ton and Mick Sin­nott, have all won nu­mer­ous Le­in­ster Ti­tles in the past, as well as two All-Ire­land ti­tles with the acts “Jack­ass Butcher” and “The Dirty Duck”. Hard luck must how­ever go to Et­tie Kil­bride, our bal­lad group and our dancers who were all nar­rowly edged out at this Le­in­ster fi­nal stage. Our Nov­elty Act cast will no doubt be now look­ing for their third All-Ire­land when they travel to Kil­lar­ney on the 9th of April.

Well done again to our county hurlers, who played a piv­otal part in Wick­low’s 2-15 to 1-17 win over Derry on Sun­day. Wick­low are fly­ing in the Na­tional League, and their un­beaten run thus far means that they will reach the league fi­nal, re­gard­less of up­com­ing re­sults.

Well done to our U-16 hurlers on an­other con­vinc­ing Le­in­ster-league win. Over the week­end they beat Brown­stown of West­meath by 4-9 to 5 points. They will now go on to play our very own Ed­mund Hy­land’s home club, Rose­nal­lis of Laois, in two weeks time; let’s hope he doesn’t need to be told who to shout for.

For any­one who is in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing to help out with the club’s float in the Carnew pa­rade to­mor­row, please con­tact John O’ Hara or Brian Do­ran. All help, as al­ways, is ap­pre­ci­ated.

A fi­nal re­minder to all that club mem­ber­ship must be paid by this Fri­day, the 18th of March. The sub­scrip­tion for the forth­com­ing year is as fol­lows: Full Adult €80, Stu­dent/Ap­pren­tice €40, As­so­ciate Mem­ber €40.


The lat­est in­stall­ment of the club lotto took place on Fri­day 11/3/2011 in Jacobs bar with the fol­low­ing num­bers drawn 8-17-18-24. There was no win­ner of the €10,000 jack­pot.

There was 1 match 3 win­ner Car­roll Fam­ily win­ning €100.The sell­ers prize win­ner was Ed­ward Car­roll who re­cieved €20. Next weeks jack­pot re­mains at €10,000 and the draw will take place in the Wagon Wheels 18/03/2011. We had our first league match on Sun­day last in New­cas­tle. Af­ter a slow start we found our­selves only just two points up with a half time score of 1-02 to 3 points, but a much im­proved ef­fort in the 2nd half we were com­fort­able win­ners with a fi­nal score line of 2-05 to 7 points. The team line out as fol­lows Joe Kelly, Cathal Wy­brant, Keith Cor­ri­gan, Paddy O’Ke­effe, Ro­nan Byrne, Gary Bradley, De­clan Whe­lan, Alan Humphries, Johnny Wy­brant, Sean Canna, James Whe­lan, Lor­can Tyrell, Kevin Tyrell, Dan My­ers, Keith Wy­brant. Subs used: Dara Gre­gan for Sean Canna, J P Fo­ley for Keith Wy­brant. Un­used subs: Sean Mooney, Pa­trick Ke­effe. Scor­ers: Kevin Tyrell 1-4 and Lor­can Tyrell 1-1, notable per­for­mances on the day was Keith Cor­ri­gan, Kevin Tyrell and man of the match Paddy O’Ke­effe. Train­ing con­tin­ues on Tues­days and Fri­day nights at 8 o clock

Train­ing for all kids in the area con­tin­ues Satur­day morn­ings all kids very wel­come with the fol­low­ing ages catered for 8s 10s and 12s. Check out our face book page to keep up with all the daily go­ings on in the club.


The Club cel­e­brated an­other ex­cep­tion­ally good An­nual Din­ner Dance and pre­sen­ta­tion night last Fri­day, 11th March. The pre­sen­ta­tions kicked off with medals to each player of the Mens Team, who brought The Carter Cup back to Barn­dar­rig af­ter 25 years. The Carter Cup was a re­flec­tion of all the hard work that Kieran O'Brien and his team had put in and they all hoped hope that they re­turned in the spring to fin­ish the job that they had started. Congratulations to the fol­low­ing play­ers who were awarded recog­ni­tion tro­phies Foot­baller of the Year 2010 - JIMMY WAL­DRON, Young Foot­baller of the Year 2010 - Kevin Dempsey, Most Im­proved Foot­baller of the Year 2010 - James Cullen, Hurler of the Year 2010 - Colin Dev­ereux, Most Im­proved Hurler of the Year 2010-Niall Dev­ereux, Ladies Foot­baller of the Year 2010-Ali­son Shan­ley, Most Im­proved Ladies Foot­baller of the Year 2010-Mairead Nolan. Well done to all and well de­served, you have done the Club very proud and here's to more tri­umph and pro­gres­sive year of wins, fi­nals and more sil­ver­ware! The evening wasn't com­plete with­out the raw tal­ent and en­ter­tain­ment. Melodic per­for­mances from a few of the club play­ers and man­agers, but to men­tion a few of the acts who per­formed Karaoke, Kieran O' Brien, Sean O' Brien, Michael Mur­phy, Tom Doyle, the most re­mem­bered was the sweet har­mo­nious tone of Brian Walsh belt­ing out “It's a long road to Tip­per­ary” word for word at the end of the night, Well Done Wal­shie! Also mas­sive thanks to ev­ery­one that was there on the night, hope you all en­joyed your­selves. A spe­cial men­tion of thanks to our spon­sors Jack Whites for the venue and de­li­cious three course meal and ser­vice they pro­vided many ap­pre­ci­a­tions Tadgh and Claire Kennedy. Reg­is­tra­tion night for all Ju­ve­niles will be 30th March up at Club house in Barn­dar­rig at 5.15.


Hard luck to our Un­der 14 team who lost to a strong Bless­ing­ton side in the Wick­low Feile competition in Kil­te­gan on Satur­day morn­ing last. Ev­ery­one put in a big ef­fort dur­ing the game. Team men­tors were M.Ging, P. Gor­man and D. Caulfield. The next ju­ve­nile meet­ing takes place on Mon­day 28 March in the club­house at 9pm. Any­body wish­ing to or­der club track­suits please let your rel­e­vant team men­tor know as soon as pos­si­ble.


Well done to the U16's who had a good win over Wolfe Tones of Meath in the first round of the Le­in­ster League. Fi­nal score was St. Ni­cholas 6-5 Wolfe Tones 3-4. The U14's were beaten by New­town in the quar­ter fi­nal of the Feile. Our lads were very slow to start, fail­ing to score in the first half.

The sec­ond half per­for­mance was much im­proved with two goals from Eoin Murtagh start­ing a strong come­back. In the end we ran out of time with New­town hold­ing on to win by 5 points. The team now turns its at­ten­tion to the up­com­ing all county league with train­ing con­tin­u­ing on Wed­nes­day at 6.30 in Dunlavin.

The clothes col­lec­tion fundraiser which took place in the last week was a great suc­cess. Many thanks to all who con­trib­uted!

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.


There are still a lim­ited amount of tick­ets avail­able for the Club Din­ner Dance in Grand Ho­tel next Fri­day evening, March 18th, and re­mem­ber any­one who wants to travel on bus has to book their seat be­fore­hand. Tick­ets are avail­able from Sheila Driver 086 8683395, Niall MacLochlainn 087 1322530, Ian O’Neill 086 2662387, Peter King.087 2760211 and the bus can also be booked by ring­ing any of these num­bers.No phone call - no seat. No Con­fu­sion.

The Club sends its best wishes to James (Rasher) Duffy who is presently in hos­pi­tal for a speedy re­cov­ery af­ter a re­cent ill­ness.

Congratulations to Michael Evans who cel­e­brated his 60th with a big party in Kings Lounge last Satur­day night.


Reg­is­tra­tion and subs 2011: If you haven’t had a chance to at­tend our Reg­is­tra­tion nights we will do one fi­nal one on Mon­day 21st March from 67pm in the Club house. If you are un­able to at­tend please con­tact Meg on 087-9306667. What a busy week­end for Gle­nealy Ju­ve­niles. We had 6 teams com­pet­ing in var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions, with our Un­der 12’s emerg­ing vic­to­ri­ous in the Tom Ryan In­door Tour­na­ment.

Our Un­der 16’s had their first match in the Le­in­ster League. Al­though they were down 2-8 to 3 points at half time – they fought back bril­liantly to come within 3 points of Sham­rocks from Co. Of­faly.

Our thanks to Ash­ford for the use of their pitch while ours is re­ceiv­ing some TLC also the loan of their jer­seys as Sham­rocks were also red and white. Top scorer for Gle­nealy was Adam ‘Mossie’ Cooney with 1-1, and while it is dif­fi­cult to pick a man of the match from so many gutsy per­for­mances in the sec­ond half, David Dowl­ing cer­tainly stood out at wing back.

Our mi­nor team com­peted on Sun­day morn­ing in a new 7 a side competition or­gan­ised by The County Board. We trav­elled to Carnew with 8 play­ers James Man­ley, War­ren Ka­vanagh, Cian Kelly, John Man­ley, Aaron Nu­gent, Robin Far­relly and Danny Staunton. Michael An­thony was pleased with the per­for­mance of the lads and happy with the wins over Michael Dwyer’s and Éire Óg.

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