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 email@example.com or (0863039760).
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.