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AUGHRIM

The ex­ec­u­tive, com­mit­tee and mem­bers of the Aughrim GAA club wish to ex­tend con­grat­u­la­tions to our es­teemed col­league Liam O'Lough­lin on be­ing in­ducted into the Coiste Con­dae Cill Mhantain C.L.G Hall of Fame at last night's Garden County GAA Sports Star Awards 2012. Liam re­ceived his award from Uachtarán an Chu­mainn Lúthch­leas Gael Liam O' Neill. Well done Liam.

Af­ter last week's AGM we have a new chair­man in place this year. Liam Keenan snr. has been elected as chair­man for 2013. The very best of luck to him and the rest of the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee for the coming year.

The ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee is as fol­lows: Chair­man: Liam Keenan snr.; Vice-Chair­man: Christy O'Brien; Sec­re­tary: De­nis Man­gan; As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary: John Byrne; Trea­surer: John Gun­ning; As­sis­tant Trea­surer: Sean O'Shea; PRO: Stephen Mann; Reg­is­trar: John Keenan.

It was also put into club rule that mem­ber­ship for the coming year will re­main at €50 for play­ers. This has to be paid at your ear­li­est con­ve­nience to Alan Kinsella or any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

Fi­nally any­one wish­ing to have club notes en­tered in this sec­tion con­tact club PRO Stephen Mann at s_89_­mann@hot­mail.com or (0863039760).

DUNLAVIN

The lotto is now a whop­ping €13,200! So please buy a ticket for €2 and sup­port the fu­ture run­ning of our club. The num­bers last week were 1, 20, 21, and 27.

A note for coaches: Le­in­ster GAA will be host­ing a GAA coach­ing con­fer­ence in IT Car­low on Satur­day March 9 2013. The con­fer­ence will cover work­ing each play­ers from U-6 to 12 in both hurl­ing and foot­ball.

For any­one in­ter­est, you can find more in­for­ma­tion at www.le­in­ster­gaa.ie.

Club mem­ber­ship for 2013 is now due and mem­ber­ships prices are €20 for non play­ers and €40 for play­ers. New mem­bers are wel­come.

NEW­TOWN

New­town GAA held their first bi-monthly meet­ing for 2013 ear­lier in the week at which the board wel­comed Kirsty Mooney and Ni­cola Fitzsim­mons who are the rep­re­sen­ta­tives for the New­town ladies foot­ball team.

Fol­low­ing a year of chal­leng­ing train­ing the women's team are de­lighted that they are now of­fi­cially af­fil­i­ated and look for­ward to rep­re­sent­ing the club in all Se­nior women's com­pe­ti­tions this year.

To kick off the ladies sea­son a fundrais­ing con­cert by The Fureys will be held in the Parkview Ho­tel on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 2. All sup­port is greatly wel­comed; tick­ets can be pur­chased from club sec­re­tary Do­minic Leech.

In a change to our reg­u­lar ju­ve­nile reg­is­tra­tion dates we now plan to hold reg­is­tra­tion for all chil­dren over two days, dates to fol­low. Fol­low­ing the success of Satur­day morn­ings New­town nurs­ery pro­gram for 3-7-year-olds, we are pleased to an­nounce that the nurs­ery will recom­mence in the coming weeks fur­ther de­tails to fol­low. Paul, Ciaran and the gang look for­ward to wel­com­ing all new ju­nior mag­pie re­cruits!

On a sor­row­ful note all at New­town GAA ex­tend their sin­cere sym­pa­thy to Peter O'Neill and his wife Chris­tine on the death of Chris­tine's fa­ther Dan Mor­ris.

We also re­mem­ber Jimmy Cur­ley who tended our streets in New­town down the years and who sadly passed away last week. May they rest in peace.

BARN­DAR­RIG

There is a com­mit­tee meet­ing on Tues­day Jan­uary 29 at 8.30pm in Jack Whites, all mem­bers to at­tend.

There will also be a spe­cial meet­ing in Barn­dar­rig Na­tional School on Fe­bru­ary 4 at 7.30pm fol­lowed by a com­mit­tee meet­ing af­ter­wards.

A full list of the new com­mit­tee will be listed next week.

The Barn­dar­rig GAA club din­ner dance will take place on Fe­bru­ary 23 in Jack Whites at 8pm. Tick­ets are €25 each or two for €40. A four-course meal and mu­sic on the night can be en­joyed.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased from com­mit­tee mem­bers.

Barn­dar­rig GAA would also like to con­grat­u­late Michael Murphy on win­ning the county Ju­nior B Foot­baller of the Year award which he re­ceived last Satur­day night at the Wicklow GAA awards night.

AVON­DALE

It's coming around to that time of year again; the club's an­nual din­ner dance.

This year it is go­ing to be held in the Wooden- bridge ho­tel, on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 23.

Tick­ets are priced at €25 and are lim­ited, so make sure you get yours as quick as pos­si­ble. To book your ticket you can con­tact our sec­re­tary Craig Cahill, or any mem­ber of the com­mit­tee.

It might be a bit late, but here are the re­sults of our Christ­mas draw held last month; 1st Prize: G. Thorn­ton, €1000; 2nd prize: Kate Har­mon, €500; 3rd prize: Anita and Char­lie, 10 bags of coal; 4th prize: Sean Hayes, load of fire­wood, 5th Prize: Adrian McSharry, Coogans voucher; 6th prize: Brenda Kinsella, Phoenix Travel voucher; 7th prize: Ian Clancy, 4 Ball Ma­cred­din voucher; 8th prize: Mary O'Lough­lin, Cen­tra Rath­drum Ham­per; 9th prize: An­thony Byrne, Ja­cobs Well voucher; 10th prize: Car­low Hurl­ing Club, Cen­tra Rath­drum ham­per; 11th prize: Henry O'Neill, Ark­low Bay voucher; 12th prize: Dave Cassins, baby ham­per; 13th prize: De­clan Hayes, Wood­en­bridge voucher; 14th prize: TJ Fitz­patrick, Cen­tra Rath­drum ham­per; 15th prize: Josie McGraynor, Avon­dale Sports ham­per; 16th prize: Christy Mo­ran Hurls, Kerry Foods ham­per.

Door prize on the night went to He­len Penn.

ARK­LOW ROCK PARNELLS

ARP GAA club are de­lighted to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Michael Priest (se­nior) as the new Man­ager of the Se­nior hurl­ing team along with his two se­lec­tors Philip Byrne and Derek Hef­fer­nan. The com­mit­tee wishes them ev­ery success and as­sures them of their full sup­port for 2013.

We are also pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Mick Byrne as man­ager of the Ju­nior hurl­ing team. Mick's se­lec­tors will be named in due course.

There is meet­ing for all Se­nior and Ju­nior hurl­ing play­ers on Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 23 at 8pm in the club­house, any new play­ers are wel­come to at­tend.

A huge ef­fort is be­ing made to put ev­ery­thing in place to bring us to where we want to be and all we ask is for the play­ers to match the com­mit­ment that the man­age­ment teams put in.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Danny Cur­ran on re­ceiv­ing his award for Ju­nior Hurl­ing Player of the Year award last Satur­day night at the Wicklow GAA Awards. Any young hurler should take a page from Danny's note­book on how to look af­ter your­self to en­sure a long and ful­fill­ing hurl­ing ca­reer.

For par­ents that have kids that are in­ter­ested in play­ing hurl­ing up in the pitch dur­ing the sum­mer we have train­ing for U-6 and U-8 ev­ery Fri­day from 6.30 to 7.30pm un­der lights on the all weather pitch. Feel free to bring your child along, plenty of fun guar­an­teed.

We al­ways wel­come new club mem­bers so if you would like to get in­volved be it as a player, coach or vol­un­teer con­tact Derek Hef­fer­nan on 086 271 8881.

Don't be shy if you've never been in­volved be­fore, we cater for all ages and will train and as­sist you in which­ever role you would like to take on.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the fol­low­ing Win­ners of our Christ­mas draw 2012

1st: Rob­bie O'Reilly, 2nd: Tommy Nola, 3rd: Maisie Reilly, 4th: Leanne Moore, 5th: Leah Mel­lon, 6th: Tom Byrne Snr, 7th: Sharon Croke, 8th: Eoin Car­roll, 9th: Damhart Mcguik, 10th: Joe Flood

Those that have not col­lected their win­nings yet please con­tact Derek O'Leary on 086 820 3907.

The club have de­cided to field a Ju­nior C foot­ball team again this year. For those that are in­ter­ested there is a meet­ing on in the club­house at 7.30pm on Fri­day 25.

Like us on Face­book at Ark­low Rock Parnells GAA Club to keep up to date with the lat­est club news and en­gage with the club and fel­low sup­port­ers.

BAL­LY­MANUS

There was no lotto jack­pot win­ner for the draw held Mon­day Jan­uary 14, although nine man­aged to match three num­bers.

Club mem­ber­ship is now due. Play­ers cost €30, with non-play­ers and ju­ve­niles cost­ing €10.

Fi­nally Anna Byrne is hold­ing a ta­ble quiz this Fri­day night in Joe O'Toole's in aid of In­dia Vol­un­teer Pro­gramme.

A ta­ble of four costs €40. Events kick off at 9pm. All sup­port wel­come.

STRAT­FORD-GRANGECON

Strat­ford Grangecon lotto re­sults for Mon­day Jan­uary 14 - The win­ning num­bers were 3, 6, 28, and 30. This week's jack­pot: €10,750.

No jack­pot win­ner. Next draw: Jan­uary 21 at 9.30pm in the Strat­ford Arms.

Two match three win­ners (share €250) - €125 each - Sean Murphy, Bal­ly­more Eus­tace, seller Michael Car­mody; Linda Whit­tle, Manger, seller Mau­rice Man­gan. Seller prize: Paddy Keane and He­len Ea­ger.

Mem­ber­ship is now due for adults. Cost of €30 per adult in­clud­ing €20 gear voucher in­cluded in the price -- any club gear/leisure item can be bought with this voucher. It is im­por­tant that mem­ber­ship is paid asap.

Please pay to An­nette Man­gan who is happy to or­gan­ise a three-weekly pay­ment sys­tem. Our ju­ve­nile reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion evening/day will be coming within the next few weeks - fur­ther de­tails later.

Thanks to all who helped out with our cash for clothes col­lec­tion which took place be­fore Christ­mas - an amount of €405 was raised which goes to­wards ju­ve­nile actitivites.

We are con­tin­u­ing to col­lect and are stor­ing in the club house - please con­tact An­nette or Co­lette if you have clothes we are more than happy to take them off you.

ST PA­TRICK'S

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Daragh O'Sul­li­van on pick­ing up the club Se­nior Foot­baller of the Year award at last Satur­day's county awards in the Ark­low Bay Ho­tel.

There was no big cel­e­bra­tions for Daragh on the night as he is busy pre­par­ing for life in Di­vi­sion 3 along with the rest of his county col­leagues.

The club's Se­nior foot­ballers are also back in train­ing from next week. The Se­nior hurl­ing team will be looked af­ter by James Quirke, Pat Sta­ple­ton and Liam 'Blackie' De­laney this year with train­ing com­menc­ing on Fe­bru­ary 19 and we will take part in the Le­in­ster league which will be played in March.

Well done to Casey and the county hurlers on get­ting a win­ning start to the year in beat­ing Down on Sun­day last in the Ke­hoe Cup, with Andy O' Brien top scorer and Jim Con­nors do­ing well in a new cen­tre for­ward role.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to club player John O'Neill and his part­ner Michelle Dunne on the birth of a son (Chris­tian) re­cently, an­other re­cruit for St. Pat's!

Mem­ber­ship for the year is now due with the fol­low­ing rates ap­ply­ing; Fam­ily €100, adult player €60, non-play­ing adult €40, stu­dent/ap­pren­tice/ju­ve­niles €40, U-10's €25.

We will be host­ing reg­is­tra­tion nights with de­tails to fol­low, or you can con­tact club reg­is­trar Stephen McNulty di­rectly on 086 8235248.

The club would like to ex­press its sym­pa­thy to the Fur­long, De­laney, and McSor­ley fam­i­lies on the re­cent loss of Nuala (Fur­long), Dun­bur Road, Kevin (Joss De­laney), Wicklow and Mary (McSor­ley) Cas­tled­erg, Co. Ty­rone.

KIL­TE­GAN

The gath­er­ing of Kil­te­gan GAA Club and Kil­te­gan Camo­gie Club 2013 Cel­e­bra­tion Din­ner will take place in Talk of the Town on Satur­day March 23 at 7.30pm sharp, mu­sic by DJ Brian Flynn, tick­ets €15.

Tick­ets are avail­able from Pat Keogh 086 8454356, Damien Byrne 087 6792761, Paula Boland 086 6861271, Siobhan Doyle 087 2372050 or Talk of the Town.

Ju­ve­niles - In­door hurl­ing is on ev­ery Tues­day night in the hall in Hack­et­stown U-8's at 6.30pm to 7.15pm and U-10's and U-12's from 7.15pm - to 8.15pm, all wel­come.

A great night was had at the Ju­ve­nile Pre­sen­ta­tion of medal for both hurl­ing and foot­ball which took place on Sun­day Jan­uary 20 in the hall in Kil­te­gan.

Owen Murphy sub goal­keeper for the All-Ire­land hurl­ing cham­pi­onship fi­nal for Kilkenny was the spe­cial guest with the Liam McCarthy Cup and ev­ery player and sup­port­ers got some nice pho­tos taken.

Thanks to our former player Ray­mond Byrne for or­gan­is­ing this. Ray­mond is now a mem­ber of the Glen­more Cub in Kilkenny which Owen Murphy plays for.

The Ju­ve­nile com­mit­tee would like to take ev­ery­one for coming along and all those who helped or­gan­ise the night and those who helped on the night.

Foun­da­tion course for hurl­ing and foot­ball will take place on Jan­uary 28, Fe­bru­ary 4 and 18 from 7.30pm to 9.45pm in the hall in Kil­te­gan. Any­one from the club that would like to take part please con­tact Ned Doyle at (087 2043875).

Mem­bers of Kil­te­gan Ju­ve­nile club are go­ing to a West Wicklow hurl­ing com­mit­tee meet­ing on Thurs­day Jan­uary 24 in Dunlavin at 8.15pm.

Michael Dwyers AGM will take place on Sun­day Jan­uary 27 at 6.30pm in the club­house in Kil­te­gan.

Lotto - No win­ner. Win­ning num­bers were 03, 21, 23, and 28. Match three win­ners: Eimear Mor­rin, Emma Cullen and Doyle fam­ily. Next Jack­pot €17,400.

Next draw takes place in Katie Lowe's on Mon­day at 10pm.

Kil­te­gan Camo­gie Club will hold their first com­mit­tee meet­ing of the year in the GAA club­house on Wed­nes­day night at 8.15pm.

BRAY EM­METS

Reg­is­tra­tion - 2013 has ar­rived and all club teams will re­sume train­ing in the very near fu­ture. Reg­is­tra­tion for 2013 is now due.

All play­ers, coaches, men­tors and com­mit­tee mem­bers must pay their mem­ber­ship to en­sure they are in­sured whilst car­ry­ing out their roles within the club and this can be done on­line.

Please note that the clos­ing date for reg­is­tra­tion of all play­ing mem­bers is Satur­day, March 2 but any play­ers who are plan­ning train­ing or play­ing a match be­fore this must be reg­is­tered be­fore­hand, oth­er­wise they will not cov­ered by the GAA In­jury Scheme.

To reg­is­ter and for a com­plete list of sub­scrip­tion rates, just log on to the Clubs web­site: www.brayem­mets.com.

As in 2012, you can pay your mem­ber­ship on­line which is a quick and easy op­tion.

Sim­ply click on the 'Club Mem­ber­ship' but­ton on the home­page and se­lect the mem­ber­ship cat­e­gory that fits you.

Then fol­low the steps to com­plete the trans­ac­tion. You will re­ceive a con­fir­ma­tion e-mail and your mem­ber­ship card will fol­low later in the year.

For those mem­bers who don't use the on­line sys­tem we in­tend hav­ing a Club Reg­is­tra­tion Day in the club­house on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 23 from 11am to 4pm.

For any new par­ents who reg­is­tered be­tween Septem­ber and De­cem­ber pay­ment is now due.

Wicklow v Down - On Sun­day, Jan­uary 20, Bray Em­mets hosted an­other in­ter-county fix­ture when the Se­nior Wicklow hurlers took on Down in Round 1 of the Bord Na Mona Ke­hoe Cup in Old Conna. The game was played on our fan­tas­tic 3G astro pitch so by our reck­on­ing, a lit­tle piece of his­tory was made as it was the first time both coun­ties had played a com­pet­i­tive fix­ture on an ar­ti­fi­cial sur­face.

There was no doubt­ing the star of the show as Andy O'Brien helped him­self to 1-8 for the home side in a game which Wicklow led by 0-9 to 0-7 at the in­ter­val. His goal, coming two min­utes af­ter the restart, meant that Wicklow held a 1-12 to 0-9 lead in the 49th minute.

How­ever, Down cut the gap to a goal with five min­utes re­main­ing and de­spite a ner­vous fin­ish, Wicklow held out for a hard earned three-point win. Next up for Wicklow is a tie against Dublin City Univer­sity.

Again, thanks to all the club vol­un­teers who as­sisted on the day and we're sure both county foot­ballers and hurlers will have lit­tle hes­i­ta­tion in re­turn­ing to use our fa­cil­i­ties.

Garden County GAA Awards - The Garden County GAA Awards took place on Satur­day, Jan­uary 19 in the Ark­low Bay Ho­tel.

The well at­tended event saw over 400 peo­ple present for a night where hurlers and foot­ballers of ev­ery level from around the county are hon­oured.

Pres­i­dent of the GAA, Liam O'Neill, ad­dressed the crowd be­fore the awards cer­e­mony got un­der­way.

Our two re­cip­i­ents, Luke Maloney (Mi­nor Hurler of the Year) and Conor Flan­nery (Ju­nior C Foot­baller of the Year) col­lected their awards on the night much to the pride of the large group rep­re­sent­ing the club.

We had 20 peo­ple sit­ting at the Bray Em­mets ta­ble and all in at­ten­dance thor­oughly en­joyed the night.

Once again, con­grat­u­la­tions to both Luke and Conor on their fan­tas­tic achieve­ments in 2012.

The awards were very much de­served and it is great to have the feats of Bray Em­mets play­ers ac­knowl­edged in the county.

GAA Foun­da­tion Coach­ing Course - The club has ar­ranged to host a Foun­da­tion Coach­ing Course for adult play­ing mem­bers be­gin­ning on Satur­day, Jan­uary 26.

The course is seven and a half hours in du­ra­tion and cov­ers four key mod­ules, as well as in­tro­duc­tory and con­clu­sion mod­ules. Th­ese four mod­ules are - 1: In­tro­duc­tion to Games; 2: Skill Devel­op­ment; 3: Move­ment Skills; 4: Coach­ing Chil­dren, Youths and Adults.

Fur­ther de­tails for those in­ter­ested are avail­able from Ian Smith (086-8515722).

Bray Em­mets Fun In Train­ing - Well done to all par­tic­i­pants of our BE FIT Pro­gramme who braved the el­e­ments on Sun­day to be put through their paces in Shanganagh Park.

Train­ing con­tin­ues over the next few weeks and hopefully, you'll be re­warded with a few in­door ses­sions! Keep it up ev­ery­one!

Foot­ball Blitz - The St. Cro­nan's Gaelic Foot­ball Blitz for boys in fifth and sixth class con­tin­ues this week on Tues­days in the School field and on the astro pitch on Fri­day nights at 6.30pm. With over 70 boys in­volved in the blitz, it's fan­tas­tic to see so many young­sters tak­ing part.

KIL­BRIDE

Last Sun­day the lotto jack­pot was not won. The num­bers drawn were 12, 24, 25 and 27.

The five €20 win­ners were Niall Fitzsi­mons, Shane Tis­dall, Orla Dono­hoe, Mary O'Connor and Siobhan Ward.

Next week the jack­pot rises to €11,800 and the draw will be on Sun­day Jan­uary 27 at 10pm in Mooney's. Tick­ets avail­able from any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

KIL­COOLE

Club AGM - Our re­con­vened AGM took place last Fri­day in the club­house.

The main point on the agenda was the elec­tion of new ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­bers.

The new ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee reads as fol­lows: Chair­man- Bernard Col­lier, Vice Chair­men- Pa­trick “Pappy” Fraw­ley and Thomas For­tune, Sec­re­taryShay Finn, Trea­surer - John Byrne and PROAndy Han­ney.

We would like to sin­cerely thank the out­go­ing ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee for the tremen­dous work they have done over the years and wish the new com­mit­tee the best of luck for the fu­ture.

As the in­com­ing chair­man stated - the club and com­mu­nity has great po­ten­tial and this should be cap­i­talised upon.

Fundrais­ing - Thanks to Ni­amh, Fiona and Siobhan for or­gan­is­ing a bag pack in Dunnes Stores in New­town last week­end and thanks to ev­ery­body who part.

This will be a much wel­come in­come for our ju­ve­nile sec­tion of the club.

Lotto - The club lotto takes place ev­ery Mon­day and we urge all mem­bers to sup­port the lotto as it is a wor­thy fundraiser.

The draw on Jan­uary 14 wasn't won and now stands at €5,600. Match three win­ners were S. Walker, G. Cullen and S. Dixon.

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