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.
ARKLOW ROCK PARNELLS
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.