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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.