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The club has organised several events for January. The first is a Senior players meeting which will take place on Friday 18th in Donard Hall at 7.30pm.
All Senior players are asked to attend this meeting in order to discuss training for the year ahead. The second event is our annual Registration Day will take place on Saturday 26th in Donard Hall from 11am - 2pm.
This is an opportunity to register for the year ahead. All players from U-8 to adult are welcome and the fee is €10 per person or €20 per family.
It is also an opportunity for players to ensure that they are using the correct size hurl as David Moran will attend. New players are always welcome!
Only a month left until the big celebration night in the Grand Hotel so make sure you have your tickets ordered. Saturday February 16 is the date and tickets are €40 each. The meal is being served at 6.30pm sharp and there is a free bus leaving King's at 6pm for anyone who wants to avail of it.
It was with sadness the we learned of the death of Rita Vickers, Wicklow. Rita was a former native of Glenealy and lived at 10 Ballyfree and played camogie for Glenealy in her younger days.
The club extends its deepest sympathy to Rita's husband Johnny, her daughters Paula and Sylvia, her brothers Seamus and Michael and her sisters Anna, Marie and Sheila. May she rest in peace.
The lotto is now a whopping €13,000! So please buy a ticket for €2 and support the future running of our club.
Please note: Leinster GAA will be hosting a GAA coaching conference in IT Carlow on Saturday March 9. For anyone interest, you can find more information at www.leinstergaa.ie.
Club gear is still on sale and available to anyone looking for the ideal gifts or even to treat themselves there are caps, watches, polo shirts, jackets and hoodies available.
Also keep up to date with all of the news with Dunlavin GAA Facebook page, just log on and 'Like' and join in the craic, news and banter with our friends and family from home and abroad.
Don't forget if anyone wishes to attend the Garden County awards in the Arklow Bay Hotel on January 19 tickets cost €35 and can be ordered by contacting Thomas on 087-4114622.
There was no lotto jackpot winner for the draw held Monday January 7. The numbers drawn were 14, 16, 18, 25, with Carmel Bowes, E.G.P., J Myler, Joanne Keogh and Eamon McDonald all match three winners.
Club membership is now due. Players cost €30, with non-players and juveniles costing €10. Finally, Anna Byrne is raising funds for the India Volunteer Programme, with a Table Quiz organised for Joe O'Tooles on Friday January 25.
The quiz kicks off at 9pm, with a table of four costing €40. All welcome to attend.
Ashford GAA club wish to express their deepest sympathy to Kathleen Quinn and son, David, on the very sad passing of Paul. As a mark of respect, last Thursday's committee meeting was postponed and will now take place this Thursday, January 17 in Chesters at 9pm.
We now know our opponent's in the relegation play-off will be Valleymount. An all out effort will be required in order to maintain our Division 2 status.
Results of our lotto for week ended January 7 are: numbers drawn: 6, 14, 15, and 18. Jackpot: €19,000. Jackpot winner(s): None. Match 3 winner(s): 10 at €60 each.
Terry Breen (Centra), Lucy Molloy (F. Crean), Nora Higgins, Stephen Mitchell (S. McDermott) Anne Cullen, Anne Staunton (GPO), Catherine Clarke (Rockys), Christopher O Leary (S. Gillespie), Cormac Dunne (P. Driver), Pat Lawles (Online Lotto).
This week's Jackpot was €10,500 and the winning numbers were 08, 10, 12, and 21. There was no jackpot winner.
There were 10 match 3 winners who claimed €25 each. They were Maisie Farrell (seller: Carmel Whelan); Mick Smith (seller: Catherine Dillon); Maisie Farrell (seller: Centra); Brian Brennan (seller: Nick O'Neill); Rachel, Jason and Jack Kenny (seller: Emma Furlong); Donie Hanbidge (seller: Katie Bollard); Patrick Cronin Jnr. (seller: Patrick Cronin Jnr.); Maria Dillon (seller: Helen Eager); Emer Kearns (seller: Wicklow Wholesale); Niall Bennett (seller: Pat Bollard)
West Winter League 2013 Group 2 Round 1 result - Kiltegan 1-12, Stratford-Grangecon 1-08
If you're looking to keep fit, and you're someone who likes to take responsibility and wants to give something back to Wicklow GAA, then why not become a referee.
The county board are looking for new referees and will provide training for anyone who is 18 years or older. The club are also searching for umpires to assist them in games throughout the year. If you are interested in either role you can contact Craig Cahill on 0863593907.
Training for our Senior and juvenile teams will recommence very shortly. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our website for starting dates.
Lotto: numbers drawn 4, 7, 18 and 20. No jackpot winner. Two match three winners share €200.
Willie Clarke c/o L. Ellis, Niall Teevan c/o Andy Jameson.
Jackpot now stands at €2,500, next draw Monday January 14 in Doyles.
There was a committee meeting on Tuesday January 8. Again finance was high on the agenda.
As we all know times are hard and that is especially true for sporting organisations such as Rathnew GAA Club.
The new fundraising committee held its first meeting on Thursday January 10. A lot of people have got involved in this and some great ideas were knocked about. We will be hearing a lot more from the group in the next couple of weeks.
The club welcomes Anthony Doyle (Anto) as the new clubhouse manager. Anto is responsible for the clubhouse and gym.
The gym is taking on memberships at €200 per year or €60 per three months.
Each member is issued with a swipe card which allows for very flexible hours. So if your an early bird or a night owl it's up to you. The gym is fully equipped with all the latest equipment and weights. Contact Laurance or Anto Doyle.
The club wishes to thank Deirdre McDonald for help keeping the Junior A team's jerseys clean all of last year.
Also big mention to Etna Darragh who has looked after the Senior teams jersey's for longer than she can remember, thanks Etna.
Stuart Murphy will be attending the County GAA awards on Saturday night to receive the Junior A player award, well done Stu.
Congratulations to Senior player Eddie Doyle who turned 21 recently. Also congratulations to Sheila Fewings who turned 50 and to Darren Newsome who was totally caught out by his surprise 40th in Fitzpatrick's on Friday night.
But biggest congratulations goes to Kitty Jameson who turned 90, Kitty has seen Rathnew win 19 Senior football and nine Senior hurling in her lifetime. Kitty celebrated with family and friends Saturday night in Fitzpatrick's. Get well message goes out to Mary Duffy (The Brow)
The club has launched its official Facebook page; Rathnew GAA Club. All club notices will be posted here as well as lotto results, fixtures, results and pics of all things Rathnew GAA.
Again we ask people to get in contact if they have old pics or memorabilia concerning Rathnew GAA, have a look through those draws people. To get in contact call Vincent, club PRO on 086-8430446.
This year's AGM was held in the club house on January 4. The new committee is as follows: Chairperson: Martin Fitzgerald; Vice chair: Paul Tyrell; Secretary: Ellen Kenny; Assistant secretary: Deirdre Tyrell; Treasurer: Ann Kenny; Assistant Treasurer: Helen Mulhall; PRO: Michelle Fitzgerald; Registrar: Bridget Kenny; Child Welfare Officer: Joanne Katus and committee members Jimmy Murphy, Rena Byrne, Sinead Byrne, Breda Stokes, Sandra Byrne, Pat Mulhall and Jackie Kinch.
There will be a meeting for parents of all juvenile players in the club house on Friday January 18 at 7.45pm sharp.
It's very important for all parents to attend for the benefit of their daughters and the future success of the club. Don't forget about your Dinner Dance tickets.
On sale at the moment please contact any committee member or Caroline Dunne on 087 9541792. Dinner Dance is in Lawless' Hotel in Aughrim on February 9. Tickets €20.
Lacken GAA held it's AGM on Friday January 11 in the Band Hall and a good crowd was in atten- dance. A minute's silence was held for all bereavements during the year.
The following people were returned in the following positions for the upcoming year: Chairman: Kenneth Balfe; Vice Chairman: Gerry O'Neilll; Secretary: Philip Gallagher; Assistant Secretary: Dave Conroy; Treasurer: Mark O'Connell; Assistant Treasurer: Paddy Broe; Fixtures: Pat Phibbs; County Delegates: Pat Phibbs and Gerry O'Neill; PRO: Paul Phibbs.
The club presented a special commemorative granite clock to Peter Carroll on the 50th anniversary of winning the Wicklow Senior football championship with Kilbride in 1962. The club also wants to thank Peter for all his help with the club lotto.
Training resumes Wednesday at 8pm in the Bandhall - €3 per head - all welcome. Membership is now due at the following rates. Adult - €50; Child -€30; Family - €100
Training for U-6s continues every Monday night in the hall. New players are always welcome - Glenealy extends the hand of friendship to all. Further details contact Sheila Driver on 086 8683395.
The club is running 'The fundraiser that doesn't cost you anything' again. If you have any old clothes, shoes, handbags curtains, etc - perhaps you would consider donating them to the club. Further details contact Meg Geraghty on 087 9306667.
The 2013 calendar proved to be a great success with some fantastic photos of Glenealy GAA throughout the years. There are just a few left now of what will surely be a collectors' item. They are for sale in King's and from Sheila Driver.
Tickets are on sale now for the annual Dinner Dance and with the announcement last week of Henry Shefflin as the special guest, combined with the celebration of the three-in-a-row success this is a night not to be missed. It takes place on Saturday February 16 in the Grand Hotel. Tickets available from Meg Geraghty or Sheila Driver.
Our Junior football team got the New Year off to a winning start when they defeated StratfordGrangecon in the new John Stone West League in Kiltegan on Sunday morning on a score line of 1-12 to 1-8.
We were leading at halftime 0-8 to 0-2 a penalty early in the second half brought the opposition back into the game and it looked at one stage in the game if we were going to lose but a Darren Hobson goal sealed the points for us.
Our scores came from Darren Hobson 1-2, Shane Lennon 3pts, Johnny Keogh 3pts, Stephen Farrell 2pts, Darren Nolan and Dan Carney 1pt each.
Our own club man Damien Byrne is the new referee's co-ordinator for the county he is organising a course for all new referees in February if anyone in our club is interested in making a career in refereeing football or hurling, please contact Pat Judy Keogh on 086 8454356 before Friday January 25.
No winner of the lotto. Numbers were 13, 17, 26 and 29. Match 3 winners: David Stephenson. Next Jackpot is €17,200. Next draw takes place in Talk of the Town on Monday at 10pm.
Our club send their deepest sympathy to Mary Byrne Graigue on the death of her mother Jeanie Byrne formerly of Drim Rathdangan, to her nephew and nieces, Margaret O'Toole, Carmel Cremin, Catherine Coogan, Simon and Peter Byrne and all her relatives and friends our sympathy.
Indoor hurling is back every Tuesday night in the hall in Hacketstown on January 15, U-8's at 6.30pm - 7.15pm and U-10 and U-12s from 7.15pm to 8.15pm all welcome.
Juvenile presentation of medals for both hurling and football will take place on January 20 at 5pm in Kiltegan Hall.
This will be a family occasion with a Mini Disco for the kids and tea and coffee for the adults.
Juvenile coaches meeting will be held on January 18 to plan the year ahead at 8.30pm in the clubhouse in Kiltegan.
Our next juvenile committee meeting will take place on the same night January 18 after coaches meeting. Michael Dwyer's AGM will take place on Sunday January 27 at 6.30pm in the clubhouse in Kiltegan.
Well done to our county team who defeated Dublin in the O'Byrne Cup in Parnell Park on Sunday, our only representative on the team was Rory Finn. He had a good game and got his name on the score sheet.
All Senior players please note that a players meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday 22 in preparation for the upcoming season which will commence in the near future.
Fitness assessments will be held prior to February 5 when full training is scheduled to start.
Everyone in Newtown and the surrounding area were deeply shocked last week upon hearing of the sudden death of Noel Gregory. A lifelong Newtown supporter, whose family have and continue to play at all levels for the club, Noel passed away suddenly last Tuesday.
He was a helper in everything the club embarked on down the years. His crowning glory however was the Community Centre which occupied much of his time and of which he was chairman.
Both the Community Centre and the Matt Kelly Community Grounds stand as monuments to his endeavours down the years.
His presence and congeniality will be missed around the village and indeed never was a truer word said than that Noel “was one of life's gentlemen”.
Our sincerest condolences to his wife Betty, sons, daughter and all his extended family members and friends.
Deepest condolences also are extended to the relatives of Alex McCabe, Elsie Maniglia and Carrie Walsh who died recently.
The lotto numbers last weeks were 4, 8, 16, 20. There was no winner of the jackpot but three lucky punters received €35 for matching three numbers. Next week's jackpot stands at € 6,200.
The Newtown ladies football squad have a fundraiser on Saturday February 2 in the Parkview when The Fureys and Davey Arthur take to the stage. Tickets are available (€20) from Dominic Leech 086-6023330, Nolan Stores (Post Office) or Parkview Hotel 01-2015600 or any of the Newtown ladies squad.
Tickets are selling fast so get your ticket early as a full crowd is expected.
Knockananna camogie and football teams are holding a joint dinner dance on March 2 in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Tickets are priced at €25
Patrons to be seated at 8pm-ish. Tickets on sale next week
No winners of the lotto.. Numbers drawn were 6, 8, 18 and 28. There were three match 3s who win €35 each. They are Chloe Kinsella, James Lancaster and Mary Kate O'Toole. Sellers prize €20 was Sean Murphy. Next week draw takes place in Jacobs with the jackpot standing at €9,400 Knockananna Juvenile AGM was held on Friday night the following were elected: Chairman: Denis Kinsella; Secretary: Lorraine Kenny; Treasurer: Dawn Byrne; Coaching officer: Mary Coogan; Child officer: Maura Lambert; PRO: Eugene Canna.
WICKLOW LADIES FOOTBALL
Wicklow Ladies Football held their AGM in the Glendalough Hotel last Sunday and the following Officers were elected. Chairman: Tom Sherlock; Asst Chairperson: Margaret Allen; Secretary: Bernie Byrne; Asst Sec: Maura Reid; Treasurer: Louise Allen; Asst. Treasurer: Margaret Allen; PRO: Dominic Leech; Development Officer: Steven McNulty; Language and Cultural Officer: Niamh Ní Cearúil; Children's Officer: Cathy Forde; Injury Officer: Jill Heatley; Fixtures Committee: Jessica Carroll (Sec), Dominic Leech, John Birmingham; Disciplinary Chairperson: Margaret Allen; Hearings Chairperson: Tom Sherlock.
There was a good debate on disciplinary matters together with discussion on issues pertaining to the management of county teams. It is hoped to appoint a manager at Intermediate level shortly with a view to the forthcoming National Football League.
Training started back last Friday night for all Senior, Junior and Minor players. For the month of January it will take place in the clubhouse gym at 7.30pm.
Membership and insurance is now due so please see Pat Lanigan.
Our club lotto is now at €3,700 and tickets can be bought from any of the shops or pubs for €2 a ticket.
Finally we want to wish Damien 'Smithy' Darcy a safe flight back to New Zealand.
In my previous notes, in my excitement to report that 'Kicky' had won Player of the Year for 2012, I omitted to mention that the award for club person of the year went to club secretary Gerry Heffernan, hearty congratulations to Gerry.
Congratulations also to Martin Merriman on being appointed manager of the Newcastle Junior A football team for 2013. We wish Martin and the lads every success for the coming year.
Well done to the Wicklow footballers on their historic victory over Dublin in Parnell Park last Sunday. Well done also to Newcastle's Fionnuala Britton on her recent string of wins.
Congratulations to our U-16 star Gavin Staunton whose project with Avondale CC 'Foster Ewe' won a prize at the Young Scientists competition. It could be very useful for plenty of members of An Tóchar!
Thanks to Amanda Smith who is now handling the An Tóchar lotto. Prize fund is €20,000 and tickets are now available in Justine's, Terry's and Post office. She'd be delighted to give any member a book (086-8453941).
Good luck to our county representatives for 2013 - Brendan Kennedy (Senior), Patrick Crowley, Brendan Swords (U-21) Liam Gaffney, Eoghan Marah, Jamie McTiernan, Conor Shortt (Minors).
Last Sunday the lotto jackpot was not won. The numbers drawn were 27, 18, 22 and 28. The five €20 winners were Feargal Donoghue, Leah McBennett, Maureen Blake, Peter McGrath and the Tisdall family. Next week the Jackpot rises to €11,700 and the draw will be on Sunday January 20 at the usual time of 10pm in Mooney's.
Kilbride-Lacken Juvenile club are holding a defibrillation training day on a Saturday in February next year - aimed at any Gaelic coaches or people involved in the local Kilbride-Lacken community dealing with youth participation.
The training will last approximately half a day, held in Kilbride and will also include basic first aid training. If you are interested in attending, contact Diarmuid on 086-3113443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org - the cost of the training will be free. Deepest Sympathy is extended to the Balfe Family on the sudden death of Karen.