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AGB

AGB would like to ex­tend their thanks to all those who sup­ported the club in at­tend­ing the an­nual din­ner dance on Fri­day 11th March. The mi­nor girls' team were pre­sented with medals for their win in the shield cham­pi­onship 2010. Also, pre­sen­ta­tions were made to Jessie McEl­heron for Mi­nor Player of the Year, Mairéad Hur­ley, Ju­nior Player of the Year and Áine Byrne for Se­nior Player of the Year. Also in the men's divi­sion, con­grats to James Tyrrell who was awarded Se­nior Player of the Year, Janus Val­i­nus won Ju­nior player of the year and Gary Tyrrell who was awarded Young Player of the Year. Spe­cial men­tion was given to Geral­dine Kelly for her ded­i­ca­tion to the AGB Ladies' team as a first aider. A heart­felt stand­ing ova­tion was given to Joe McEl­heron as he ac­cepted his Life­time Achieve­ment Award for his work with the club. Martin Hamil­ton was fit­tingly awarded Club Per­son of the Year and Gil­lian Byrne humbly ac­cepted a gift for all her time and ef­forts put into the club.

AGB Se­nior Ladies were suc­cess­ful again in their sec­ond Cup match of the sea­son against Bless­ing­ton with the fi­nal score at a sat­is­fy­ing 57 to 1-1. Well done to the ju­nior ladies team who won their first game of the sea­son against Donard last Sun­day. Train­ing as nor­mal on Tues­day night in the CBS Sports Hall, 8pm and Fri­day night in Pearse Park, 8pm; all new mem­bers wel­come! AGB Mens: Kil­te­gan 0-09 AGB 1-09 AGB were in ac­tion away from home in Round 3 of Divi­sion 1 against Kil­te­gan on Satur­day 12th March. AGB were up for this match af­ter two losses from two and their backs were out in front with the O'Dono­hue brothers in par­tic­u­lar do­ing well.

GLE­NEALY CAMOGIE

As sea­son gets un­der­way, Gle­nealy Camogie Club would like to re­mind all play­ers that mem­ber­ship fees are now due to be paid.

'I love Camogie' pens are on sale for €2 in aid of the County Wick­low Camogie Teams and can be pur­chased from team man­agers/com­mit­tee mem­bers. Please buy one!

The seller's prize of €100 for the Celebrity Bain­is­teoir fi­nal was won by Au­drey Ber­ming­ham and once again thanks to all who or­gan­ised, helped out and sup­ported this great event.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing any of our teams (all ages from u8 - u17 or our Se­nior Camogie team) is warmly wel­come and can con­tact Ann Ho­gan, Sec­re­tary on 087 6768071 for con­tact de­tails of rel­e­vant team man­ager.

Gle­nealy Se­nior Camogie girls played Donard on Sun­day, 20th March 2011 in Gle­nealy. This game was very com­pet­i­tive with Donard win­ning out by a point - fi­nal score Donard 3-4 Gle­nealy 1-9. April Dick­en­son, Laura Man­ley and Vicky O'Gara gave out­stand­ing per­for­mances for Gle­nealy. Scor­ers were Pamela Ma­her 1-1, Ni­cola New­some 0-1, Vicky O'Gara 0-1, Laura Man­ley 0-6.

ASH­FORD

No win­ner of last week's Jack­pot in the Ash­ford and Gle­nealy GAA Clubs’ Lotto. Num­bers drawn were 13, 14, 15, 22. How­ever 3 peo­ple matched 3 num­bers and won €100 each. Win­ners were Shay McDer­mott, Brid­get Phe­lan and Kevin Far­rell, tick­ets were sold by S. McDer­mott, Brid­get Phe­lan and B. Far­rell. This week's Jack­pot is €10,100.

Ash­ford u16 Team played their first match away to An Tochar in the County U16 League Competition. Ash­ford were beaten 2-14 to 0-4. The game was over as a con­test af­ter the first minute when An Tochar scored two quick goals. An Tochar's phys­i­cal strength through­out the field was demon­strated in the score­line. Scor­ers for Ash­ford were Andrew Yaguay 0-3 and Conor Cun­ning­ham 0-1. Best play­ers for Ash­ford were Colin Doyle, Andrew Yaguay and Conor Cun­ning­ham. Ash­ford Team: Colin Copeland, Matthew Buck­ley, Conor Cun­ning­ham, David Dowl­ing, Jimmy Sin­nott, Craig Ver­ven, Andrew Yaguay, Jack Tay­lor, Colin Doyle, Vin­ney McCann, Paddy O'Don­nell, Kevin Cul­li­nane, Owen Con­nolly, Brioe Far­rell. Please note that all the above play­ers plus Adam Hill, Brian O'Don­nell, David Hen­der­son, Fer­gus Ward, Conor Le­nane, Robert Clark­son Cil­lian Doyle and Conor Hem­pen­stall should re­port for train­ing on Wed­nes­day 23rd March in the GAA Grounds. If un­avail­able for any rea­son please con­tact Dar­ren Doyle 087 6665309.

BAL­LY­MANUS

The in­ter­me­di­ates clash with Dunlavin has been resched­uled for this Sun­day at 4.30pm in the Gap. There was no lotto jack­pot win­ner for the draw held Mon­day 14th March al­though Oisin Doyle and Mairead (c/o Gerry Keogh) man­aged three from 1,11,18, 24. Tick­ets for the Wick­low GAA County De­vel­op­ment Draw are still avail­able, cost­ing €60, giv­ing en­try into three monthly draws, with cash prizes in ex­cess of €72,500. Fi­nally, con­grats to Rory and Mairead on the birth of their baby girl last week.

KIL­BRIDE

The Jack­pot was not won this week, num­bers drawn were 2,6,9 and 25 next weeks Jack­pot is €3200 the five €20 euro win­ners are, Emma Tis­dall, Wil­liam Craul, An­gela Nolan, Pat Dono­hoe and Anne O'Brien, March's pre-paid win­ner was Emer Bealin. The in­ter­me­di­ate team play Bless­ing­ton in Bless­ing­ton on Satur­day at 3pm your sup­port is very wel­come. Ladies train­ing con­tin­ues on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, all new play­ers wel­come.

Train­ing times for u12 and u10 play­ers is 6pm in Bless­ing­ton Gaa astro pitch ev­ery Mon­day for March. The u8 team train in Kil­bride school hall at 6.30 ev­ery Mon­day for March and will train on Kil­bride Pitch from the first Mon­day in April. Austin, Orla and Liam are look­ing af­ter mem­ber­ship this year.

The Club would like to thank David D'Arcy for his help this week pre­par­ing the field for our meet­ing room. The County De­vel­op­ment Draw has been re-launched for 2011 and tick­ets are €60 for three draws with over €72,000 worth of prizes. In ad­di­tion to this draw Kil­bride Gaa will have a lo­cal draw for any­one who pur­chases their tick­ets from Kil­bride Gaa, prizes are a 32” Flatscreen TV, A Dig­i­tal Cam­era and a bot­tle of Brandy and Vodka, con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber for tick­ets.

HOL­LY­WOOD

The Se­niors drew at home to Ti­na­hely on Satur­day in Round 3 of the League, 1-10 a piece. Mem­ber­ship is now due, all play­ers ,ju­ve­nile and adult,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 26th.

There will be an im­por­tant Club Meet­ing on this Wed­nes­day 23rd March at 8pm in The Club­house. Tick­ets for the County De­vel­ope­ment Draw are now on sale from the Club at €60 each or in 3 in­stall­ments of €20.

We are col­lect­ing pho­tos and pa­per clip­pings and such­like from any era to be dis­played in our Club­house. 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. Dead­line for sub­mis­sions is April 15th.

The u16 foot­ballers play Bless­ing­ton on 28th in Hol­ly­wood at 7.30pm.

Sin­cere thanks to all who sup­ported the St. Kevins Cake and Book Sale, which was a great suc­cess.

TI­NA­HELY LADIES

On St. Pa­trick’s day, Ti­na­hely mi­nors played Coolkenno/Carnew in their sec­ond league match of the sea­son. The girls had a great win with a fi­nal score Ti­na­hely 5-18 to Col­lkenno/Carnew 0-2. Scor­ers for Ti­na­hely were:-Lucy Mul­hall 0-5, Jackie Kinch 1-2, Claire O'Rourke 0-6, Emer McCrea 1-3, Rachel Byrne 0-1, Aine Byrne 2-0, Sarah Ho­gan 0-1 and Ni­amh Dil­lon 1-0.

The u14 girls played their first game of the sea­son on Sun­day 20th March against St. Pats. They put up a very spir­ited per­for­mance, how­ever, a very strong St. Pats team won the match.

Congratulations to Loretta Gil­bert on win­ning the Ire­land Col­leges Fi­nal with Wa­ter­ford IT. The match took place on Sun­day 20th March against Tralee IT and was played in Lim­er­ick. Well done Loretta!

BAL­LI­NA­COR CAMOGIE

The Se­nior girls had three matches since last Wed­nes­day and put in good per­for­mance against Donard in the League on wed­nes­day night in Donard. Score Donard 4-7 v Bal­li­na­cor 2-1. On Satur­day we played Noamh Brid Car­low at home in the Le­in­ster League and had a good win in the first round, Bal­li­na­cor 1-5 v Noamh Brid 1-2 and on Sun­day morn­ing the girls trav­elled to Kil­te­gan and had an­other good win in the league on a score­line of Bal­li­na­cor 1-13, Kil­te­gan 2-3. Well done to all the girls. Train­ing on tonight (Wed­nes­day) in Ark­low at 8pm and Fri­day in Glen­malure. Con­grau­la­tions to Christine Carter who got Se­nior player of the year 2010 on Fri­day night at Bal­li­na­cor Din­ner Dance and Katie Mun­dow who got Most Im­proved Player. A great night was had by all. Hard luck to the County u16 Team and Aoife Clarke who trav­elled to Kerry last week­end but didn't come out on the right side of the re­sult. Our u15 are train­ing in clash on Thurs­day at 5.45 and the u12 and u13 are train­ing in clash on Mon­day at 5.30pm. Tesco To­ken can be given in at train­ing and new hel­mets have ar­rived and are on sale from the club. Club con­tact Dora 087 6719531

COOLKENNO

The count­down is over! The Coolkenno 30th Din­ner Dance is on this Satur­day in the Ra­mada, Kil­lerig. The meal will be served at 8.30pm sharp. There's a lim­ited sup­ply of tick­ets still left so get into con­tact with Shane Byrne on 087 2291548 to re­serve yours now! A great night is in prospect with plenty of cel­e­bra­tion and nos­tal­gia as we look back on 30 years of Coolkenno GFC. Ear­lier on Satur­day, the in­ter­me­di­ates travel to Wick­low down to take on St Pat's in the first round of the league. Throw in 3pm. The O'Dwyer era be­gins. The An­nual Awards Night for Coolkenno Ladies GFC was held in Bal­ly­con­nell Hall on Fri­day 18th March. To present prizes, the club were lucky enough to se­cure the ser­vices of for­mer Wick­low star and holder of the only Wick­low All Star Award, Kevin O'Brien and Wick­low and Coolkenno player, Paddy Dal­ton and Stephen Mc Nulty, chair­man of Wick­low Ju­ve­nile County Board. Plaques were pre­sented on the night to the u12, u14 and Ju­nior teams. The u12's and u14's had a very suc­cess­ful 2010 while the ju­niors won the B Cham­pi­onship. Me­men­tos spon­sored by Wild Ir­ish were pre­sented on the night on be­half of Coolkenno Ladies GFC to the spe­cial guests. Coolkenno Ladies GFC ex­tends its sin­cere thanks to all who have sup­ported the club over the last num­ber of years and hope they will con­tinue to do so.

The mi­nors con­tin­ued their good start to the sea­son with 2 wins in 3 days over the week­end. On Fri­day evening they trav­elled to the home of Wex­ford side Craan­ford and came from be­hind to snatch vic­tory by the min­i­mum. Less than 48 hours later they were in ac­tion again, this time in the league against An­nacurra. The next game is at home to Michael Dwyers on Sun­day next.

GLE­NEALY

The Clubs Cel­e­bra­tion Din­ner Dance last Fri­day evening was a re­sound­ing suc­cess with nearly 200 sup­port­ers in at­ten­dance,spe­cial guests were County Chair­man Michael Ha­gan,County Pro. Pat Mitchell and his wife Ann, for­mer Wex­ford Se­nior Man­ager Tony Dempsey and his wife,and Se­nior Man­ager Sea­mus Mur­phy and his wife. The MC for the night was the very ca­pa­ble Noel Geraghty who kept things run­ning smoothly. New Club Chair­man Niall McLochlainn ad­dressed the assem­bly first to rap­tur­ous ap­plause and was fol­lowed by Mick Ha­gan who con­grat­u­lated teams on the many hon­ours they had won he also thanked them for their great con­tri­bu­tions to the County teams dur­ing the year, he also con­grat­u­lated Leighton, Bosco and Alan on get­ting the County Se­nior foot­baller, Se­nior hurler and Mi­nor hurler of the year awards and Sheila Driver on get­ting the County Club per­son of the year award. The re­cip­i­ents of the Club awards on the night were - Ger Devlin and MA O’Neill who couldn't be split and shared the Se­nior hurler of the year award, Vin­nie O’Fla­herty was a very pop­u­lar In­ter­medi- ate hurler of the year, Dec Doyle who gave an ex­hi­bi­tion of Disco Dancing dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tions was the Ju­nior award win­ner and big Alan Con­yard was the Mi­nor win­ner. The ever hard work­ing Thomas Doyle Snr re­ceived the Club­man of the year award. The Se­nior and Ju­nior pan­els were also pre­sented with their Cham­pi­onship and League medals.

The Se­nior and In­ter­me­di­ate hurl­ing teams got their sea­son of to a good start with wins in the Le­in­ster League,on Wed­nes­day evening the Se­niors made the long trip to Myshall to play Bal­ly­gar­ret from Wex­ford and came away with a 5 point win. The In­ter­me­di­ates played St.Fini­ans from Swords on St.Pa­trick’s morn­ing in the Park and came away with a com­pre­hen­sive dou­ble score vic­tory. Well done to both teams.

KIL­TE­GAN

There was no win­ner of the lotto last week the num­bers were 01, 11, 22 and 24. We had 3 match 3 win­ners Jack O'Toole, Rath­dan­gan, Pauline Pearson and Emma Far­rell. Next week's jack­pot stands at €9,800. An­other good week for our Co foot­ball team as they seek pro­mo­tion from Divi­sion 4 league with a win over Kilkenny by a wide mar­gin. Seanie Fur­long re­ceived man of the match award and scored 1-09 in the game. All of our play­ers on the panel Rory, JP and Barry fea­tured dur­ing the game. We wish them the best of luck when they take on Roscommon in Aughrim on Sun­day in a must win game. We also wish the County Hurlers the best of luck when they take on Ar­magh in Ar­magh on Sun­day in their last game of the league. Af­ter fail­ing to field a team against Killurin, Of­faly in the Le­in­ster hurl­ing league on Satur­day a bit of his­tory will be made when we play Knock­bridge of Louth in Donard on Wed­nes­day night un­der lights. This will be the first time a hurl­ing match will be played at this venue un­der lights. We thank the Donard/Glen club for their hos­pi­tal­ity.

Check out the new club web­site http://kil­te­gan.wick­low.gaa.ie. Kil­te­gan Camogie Our se­nior camogie team had their first out­ing of the year when they played Bal­li­na­cor in Kil­te­gan on Sun­day morn­ing af­ter fail­ing to get a team out for the two per­vi­ous fix­tures. We man­aged to get a team to­gether on Sun­day and lost by 2-03 to 1-13. The first half was even enough and we into the break 1-02 to 6pts. Loos­ing Laura Whe­lan with an an­kle in­jury just be­fore half time did not help mat­ters and the fact that two of our play­ers were also in­volved in col­lege foot­ball Rosie Keogh and Sinead Kelly were play­ing against each other, one with Wa­ter­ford IT and the other with Tralee IT in the fi­nal of the Giles Cup in Lim­er­ick. Rosie's team won the match we con­grat­u­late her on the achieve­ment. It's go­ing to be a strug­gle to get a team out for the rest of the year with re­tire­ments and other in­volve­ments. Scor­ers for the match were Laura Whe­lan 1-0, Edel Wynne 1-01, Theresa Kehoe -01 and Karen Fur­long 01. Our next game is in two weeks time. Train­ing on Tues­day night at 7.30pm.

Train­ing and reg­is­tra­tion of all camogie play­ers from un­der 6 to mi­nor takes place on Wednes- day 30th March at 7pm. Tr­ish and Theresa Kehoe again in charge.

AN TÓCHAR

The GAA Club Lotto was not won last week but we had one match 3 win­ner con­grat­u­la­tion to Mar­garet Kenna. This week the jack­pot is €20,000 tick­ets can be pur­chased at Jus­tine's, Terry Ka­vanagh's or in the Post Of­fice. Club Mem­ber­ship is now due. Peo­ple can avail of a new scheme to pay for their Mem­ber­ship and a GAA Lotto ticket (or two) by a monthly Di­rect Debit for de­tails con­tact Nick Nolan at 0868516254.

BLESS­ING­TON

Many congratulations to the Bless­ing­ton Team who played and won in the Paddy Magee Me­mo­rial Cup on St Pa­trick's Day. It was a great day with lots of sup­port from the com­mu­nity. Thanks to all who helped.

The Ladies Team also wish to thank all those who helped and sup­ported their bag pack days in Su­per­valu last week.Com­mis­er­a­tions to the U14 Ladies who lost 5:3 to 4:4 to Coolkenno on Sun­day. It was a great ef­fort from the Team and scor­ers were Ellen Quinn (2-1), Aine Ward Hal­ford (1-0), Laura Kil­martin (1-0), Sarah Mul­laly (01) and Sarah Price (0-1).

Ju­ve­nile Club Notes: Our Feile team stormed into the fi­nal with a con­vinc­ing win over Michael Dwyers played in Balt­in­glass last Wed with a fi­nal score of 6-11 to 1-4. Blesso will now face New­town in the fi­nal. Time and venue to be an­nounced. Yet an­other fan­tas­tic per­for­mance from our u16's in the Le­in­ster League on Satur­day last at home ver­sus Killeshin of Laois. Our u16's face New­town in Round 2 of the league on Mon­day 21 March and St Kevins in Round 3 on 28th March. Our mi­nors played An Tochar on Sun­day in the win­ter league. This was a good game with Bless­ing­ton win­ning on a score­line of 4-8 to 3-5 . We had some very good per­for­mances on the day and a spe­cial thank you to our u16 play­ers who played and put in some ex­cel­lent foot­ball. All play­ers gave ev­ery­thing to earn this vic­tory. Well done to all scor­ers who all had very good games and a spe­cial men­tion to Tony Kenny who had an ex­cep­tional game. In­door hurl­ing for u8's con­tinue in St Kevins for the month of March. u11's train on the astro ev­ery Mon­day in March at 7-8pm. Con­tact Ciaran on 085 7145288. Fi­nal reg­is­tra­tions of all play­ers to be paid by 30 March the very lat­est. If play­ers are not reg­is­tered they can­not play. Non play­ing mem­bers €25. Cul Camp will be held in Bless­ing­ton on 11-15 July. €5 1st and 2nd child. Con­tact Chris on 086 2239403.

ST. PA­TRICKS

A good re­sult for the club on St. Pa­trick’s Day when we were awarded the ‘Over­all’ prize for the Best float at the pa­rade. Many thanks to all who made this pos­si­ble, in par­tic­u­lar Con­ways for the lorry, Vin­cent Flynn, Tommy and Michael O’Sullivan and David Byrne (driver), and Kath­leen Poyn­ton for lend­ing us their open top cars. Veron­ica Leonard, Triona Keogh, Ciara Fahy, and Aine Fitz­patrick for all their hard work in get­ting to­gether the rib­bons, rosettes, and dec­o­rat­ing the 125th Birth­day cake, ex­pertly cre­ated by lead­ing pas­try chef Wil­lie Fahy! Thanks to all the ju­ve­niles and men­tors who took part on the day, and also to Ni­cola our “girl in the cake”. Guests of hon­our of course were the “3 in a row” squad that cap­tured Se­nior foot­ball cham­pi­onships in 59/60/61. The club cap­tured eight ti­tles in 12 years from 1950 to 1961, nar­rowly los­ing 2 fi­nals and semi-fi­nals in what was the clubs golden era.

It was great to see so many of the “for­mer greats” on pa­rade, in­clud­ing Andy Phillips, Sean Con­nolly, Pat “Rasher” Roche, Michael O' Neill, Stan Lalor, Wil­lie Cuffe, Mick Carey, Pat “Bash” Barry, John “Spud” Mur­phy, Teddy Dunne, Jimmy Fitz­patrick, and Vin­cent Byrne. Mick Carey told me that St. Pats never lost a re­play dur­ing this era. The play­ers used the op­por­tu­nity to catch up on great days in Ernies bar af­ter­wards, but there was no talk of get­ting back in to train­ing! Please have a look at the clubs Face­book page as there are lots of pho­tos.

Our Ju­nior A's played An­nacurra who are now a Se­nior team in Divi­sion 2 on Fri­day last. A goal from the home side just be­fore half time was cru­cial and we lost out on a score­line of 1-9 to 0-7. The ju­nior A's are to play Coolkenno on Satur­day af­ter­noon in Dun­bur at 3pm. The Se­nior foot­ballers are down to play Rath­new in the league on Sun­day morn­ing in Rath­new.U-14 hurl­ing train­ing takes place on Satur­day next at 4pm, in Dun­bur. Congratulations to the u10 hurlers, who cap­tured the Shield in the Tom Ryan tour­na­ment in Arkiow.

SHIL­LE­LAGH

The In­ter­me­di­ate team played their first league game of the sea­son last Sun­day in Shil­le­lagh against Donard. A dis­ap­point­ing re­sult for Shil­le­lagh with a six-point de­feat in­di­cated the need for full at­ten­dance at train­ing for the sea­son ahead. The lotto jack­pot is now €5,600 and the next draw takes place next Mon­day 28th March. Tick­ets avail­able from the usual sell­ers.

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