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DONARD-THE GLEN CAMO­GIE

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!

GLE­NEALY

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.

DUNLAVIN

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.

BAL­LY­MANUS

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

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).

STRAT­FORD-GRANGECON

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

AVON­DALE

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.

RATH­NEW

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.

TI­NA­HELY LADIES

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

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

GLE­NEALY JU­VE­NILES

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.

KIL­TE­GAN

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.

KIL­TE­GAN JU­VE­NILES

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.

NEW­TOWN

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

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.

TI­NA­HELY

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.

NEW­CAS­TLE

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.

AN TOCHAR

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).

KIL­BRIDE

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 diar­muid@ca­reer­guid­ance.ie - the cost of the train­ing will be free. Deep­est Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to the Balfe Fam­ily on the sud­den death of Karen.

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