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EN­NISKERRY

Lotto - Win­ning num­bers 3, 4, 11, and 20. Bonus 38. No win­ner. Match three each re­ceive €40. Jack­pot on Jan­uary 21 will be €16,000. Many thanks to all buy­ers and sellers of lotto tick­ets for con­tin­ued sup­port.

An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing - This took place on Jan­uary 4. The fol­low­ing of­fi­cers were elected for 2013: Pres­i­dent - Des Bur­ton; Vice-Pres­i­dent - Vin­cent Wrynn; Chair­man - Gary Ka­vanagh; ViceChair­man - Gra­ham Bush; Sec­re­tary - Micheal Boy­lan; Asst. Sec­re­tary - Dard Con­nolly; Trea­surer - Larry Dil­lon; Asst. Trea­surer - V. Wrynn; Fix­tures Sec. - D Con­nolly; PRO - Peter Keogh; Reg­is­trars - M Boy­lan, Damian Driver; Co. Board Del­e­gates - G. Ka­vanagh, Liam Kane; Com­mit­tee mem­bers - Colin Mullen, Chris­tine Murphy, Sea­mus O'Gor­man, Noel Driver.

Thanks to all who at­tended and best wishes to all club mem­bers for 2013.

GLE­NEALY JU­VE­NILES

Our AGM is coming up in early Fe­bru­ary and we are cur­rently seek­ing new com­mit­tee mem­bers.

Gle­nealy has al­ways had a very strong ju­ve­nile sec­tion. Our vi­sion is that ev­ery­body has the op­por­tu­nity to be wel­comed, to par­tic­i­pate fully, to grow and de­velop, to take part in our games and cul­ture and to be in­spired to keep a life­long en­gage­ment with Gle­nealy and with hurl­ing.

Sup­port­ing our chil­dren through the medium of sport in­stils in them a strong sense of com­mu­nity which will ben­e­fit ev­ery­body in our com­mu­nity long af­ter they have played their last game for Gle­nealy. If you would like to help in any way, please con­tact Sheila on 086 8683395.

RATH­NEW

Lotto: num­bers drawn were 3, 13, 16 and 25. No jack­pot win­ner and no match three. Jack­pot now €2,600, next draw 21st Jan­uary in Doyle's.

The lotto sales are ris­ing grad­u­ally, please try and sup­port your club by buy­ing a lotto on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

Gym mem­ber­ship is €200 per year or €60 for three months, con­tact Anto on 085-7252430. There will be an open day for prospec­tive gym mem­bers to view and try out the gym. We'll let you know as soon as date is fi­nalised.

Stu­art Murphy col­lected the County Ju­nior A Player of the Year award on Satur­day last at the county awards night in the Ark­low Bay Ho­tel.

Well done Stu and it was good to see a size­able Rath­new del­e­ga­tion in at­ten­dance.

It's great to see so many Rath­new foot­ballers play­ing foot­ball for their county. There are over a dozen be­tween the Se­nior and U-21 teams. This can only ben­e­fit the play­ers and thus Rath­new; please God 2013 will be a suc­cess­ful year.

The club would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank Ed­ward Jame­son and Yvonne Kelly for all their hard work over the past num­ber of years.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Kay O'Fla­herty nee Doyle and Mick Lam­bert on both turn­ing 70.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to proud Avoca man Ea­monn Mur­ray who turned 80 and had the priv­i­lege of hav­ing the GAA Pres­i­dent at­tend his cel­e­bra­tion.

The club wel­comes Rath­new's new­est nona­ge­nar­ian Mar­garet Doyle of The Brow. Con­grat­u­la­tions on turn­ing 90.

Get well wishes to lit­tle Enan Glynn and also to John Haughton.

Keep in touch with all the lat­est club news on Face­book in 'Rath­new Gaa Club'.

Again any old mem­o­ra­bilia that you come across or think you might have would be wel­comed by the club. Con­tact club PRO Vin­cent on 086-8430446.

SHIL­LE­LAGH

Shil­le­lagh GAA held its An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on Mon­day Jan­uary 14 in Kenny's Lounge.

The meet­ing opened with the sec­re­tary's and chair­man's ad­dress. The trea­surer's report en­tailed a de­tailed ac­count of in­come and ex­pen­di­ture for 2012.

A com­pre­hen­sive report from the Ju­ve­nile sec­tion out­lined all its yearly ac­tions and pro­pos­als for the year ahead.

A suc­cess­ful at­ten­dance rate al­lowed al­ter­ations within the newly formed com­mit­tee.

Mo­tions were dis­cussed con­struc­tively with col­lec­tive views put for­ward on many items.

The elec­tion of Of­fi­cers for 2013 are as fol­lows - Chair­per­son: Mark Dempsey; Vice Chair­per­son: Lar Be­han; Pres­i­dent: Peter Lan­ni­gan; Vice Pres­i­dents: Tommy Murphy, Frank Nolan, Jimmy Kearns; Sec­re­tary: Richard Lam­bert; Trea­surer: Noel Murphy; As­sis­tant Trea­surer: Tommy Murphy; PRO: Paula Murphy; Com­mit­tee mem­bers: John Cullen, Bill Troy, Paul Be­han, Owen Dempsey, An­thony Cullen and Dar­ragh Gre­gan.

The meet­ing con­cluded with a gen­eral sense of op­ti­mism for the new sea­son. A min­utes si­lence for de­ceased mem­bers closed the meet­ing.

HOL­LY­WOOD

Many thanks to the large crowd who at­tended and sup­ported the an­nual quiz in Tutty's Bar on De­cem­ber 27.

Race Night - The club is or­gan­is­ing the an­nual Race Night on Fe­bru­ary 23 in Poula­phuca House. Horses are on sale from all adult team mem­bers in the next few weeks at a cost of €10.

Mem­ber­ship - The club are ac­tively look­ing for new mem­bers and for our ex­ist­ing mem­bers to re­new for 2013. The club had ex­cel­lent mem­ber­ship for 2012 and we thank each of them for their sup­port. Please con­tact any mem­ber of the com­mit­tee to pay mem­ber­ship.

So­cial Me­dia Up­dates - Hol­ly­wood GAA fix­tures and event in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on both our Face­book and Twit­ter pages. Fol­low us on @hol­ly­woodgaa on Twit­ter and like our Hol­ly­wood GAA page on Face­book for up­dates.

ANNACURRA

Pre sea­son train­ing takes place for all adult foot­ballers at 8pm Tues­day and Fri­day nights in the field with gym work at 7pm on Satur­day night.

We would like to re­mind ev­ery­one that mem­ber­ship is due now. Play­ers' mem­ber­ship is €100, stu­dents' is €45 and non play­ers' is €20.

GAA lotto - Re­sults for Jan­uary 14: Num­bers: 5, 9, 12, and 20. No jack­pot win­ner. Match 3 win­ner: Oisín Meyler, c/o May O'Brien. Jack­pot stands at €4150. Next draw takes place on Mon­day night the 21st of Jan­uary in Lawless's.

DONARD-THE GLEN

Af­ter the foot­ball club's AGM the po­si­tion of club trainer was the only place that had not been de­cided. It seems as if Mervyn O'Neill is favourite for the job.

Train­ing will com­mence on Fri­day night next come hail, rain or snow on the Donard pitch.

Our hand­ballers have been busy over the last week. Gerry McGrath beat Ark­low's Drew Keogh 2 to 1 in Di­vi­sion 3 of the county league in Coolboy last week.

Kevin Mills beat Rory Toomey 2-0 and his brother Joe beat Pat Flynn 2-0 in the west sec­tion of the Ju­nior league. Th­ese games were played ion Bal­ly­more on Sun­day last.

No win­ner of the €4,000 Jack­pot last Mon­day Jan­uary 14. The win­ning num­bers were 6, 12, 22 and 25. There were five who matched three num­bers each re­ceiv­ing €40.

Donard Glen Camo­gie Club are hold­ing a ta­ble quiz on Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 8 in Toomey's Pub Donard at 9.30pm. Ta­ble of four costs €30

BLESS­ING­TON

Hard luck to Wicklow U-21's who were beaten by Roscom­mon 2-11 to 0-8. We were rep­re­sented by Stephen Bo­han and Eoin Devlin. They play Wex­ford in the Car­low Tour­na­ment in Tin­ry­land Tues­day 22nd at 8pm.

The Wicklow Mi­nors played Wex­ford in some chal­lenge games. There were two games and Wicklow won both. We were rep­re­sented by David Booth­man, Ian Richard­son, Thomas Dono­hoe, Conor Devlin, Mikey O'Connor, Jack Gil­li­gan and Pa­trick O Connor.

The Se­nior county foot­ballers were beaten in a chal­lenge game at the week­end. Mick McLough­lin and Eoin Keogh started. The team was com­pletely changed at half time. Paul Mc Lough­lin also played a part in the game.

The West Win­ter League will go ahead next week against Strat­ford at 11am. It was Club 7s night on Sun­day last where there were wins for Ar­magh, Dublin and Ty­rone.

Man­age­ment teams are al­most com­pleted for 2013 and we wish them all the best and hopefully it will be a very suc­cess­ful year.

We also have a lot of lads who will make their de­but in adult foot­ball in 2013. Best of luck lads.

We will have a den­tist to speak to par­ents about mouth­guards on Fe­bru­ary 5 at reg­is­tra­tion night so if any­one has any queries text Jes­sica on 086 8602822, Noreen 087 2858375 or Chris 086 2239403. Birth­day wishes to Pa­trick Nolan. If you would like to re­ceive club emails or club texts please text Chris O'Connor 086 2239403. Our lotto was not won last week and the jack­pot is now €9800. There were two match three num­bers earn­ing €150 each for Kath­leen and Jonathan c/o David Nolan and Chris Blanchefield c/o De­clan O'Con­nell. Num­bers drawn were 2, 12, 19, and 22. Next draw is Tues­day Jan­uary 29 in Murphy's, thanks for your sup­port.

BALT­IN­GLASS

Lotto jack­pot stands at €10,900. Num­bers last week were 4, 10, 21, and 26. There was no win­ner. Match three win­ners were Liz and Aine Tyrrell, Bill and Grace Colfer, and Pa­tri­cia Cole­man.

Girls U-14s held their pre­sen­ta­tion last Fri­day night. There was great ex­cite­ment as county foot­baller of the year John Flynn pre­sented the medals to the girls.

Thanks to the par­ents who helped out with re­fresh­ments. Well done to John Flynn who picked up his County Player of the Year award for 2012.

There will be a com­mit­tee meet­ing on Wed­nes­dya next 23rd in the club­house at 8.30pm. Please all at­tend.

VAL­LEY­MOUNT

Un­for­tu­nately the bad weather led to the post­pone­ment of the Di­vi­sion 2 rel­e­ga­tion play-off last Sun­day so we will have to wait for an­other day to find out what di­vi­sion the In­ter­me­di­ate team will be play­ing in 2013.

The club lotto draw will take place again next Satur­day Jan­uary 26 with the jack­pot stand­ing at €4000.

Please have your tick­ets back to Leo's by 9pm Satur­day evening. Ladies Cir­cuit Train­ing will take place this Satur­day in the club­house at 5.30pm.

New mem­bers wel­come. All mem­ber­ship is now due. This can be paid to Bren­dan Hughes and must be paid be­fore play­ing any matches.

There will be an awards and so­cial night held in Tul­far­ris House Ho­tel on Satur­day March 9 with mu­sic by Upload. More in­for­ma­tion to fol­low in coming weeks on tick­ets and sellers.

BLESS­ING­TON JU­VE­NILES

Bless­ing­ton GAA Ju­ve­nile reg­is­tra­tion evening for U-10 to Mi­nor teams will take place on Fe­bru­ary 5 from 7pm to 8.30pm at the club­house.

Reg­is­tra­tion will be €20 for the first child and €10 per child there­after. Subs will be €50 per child for the year. Par­ents and play­ers can pay reg­is­tra­tion fee and pay 50% or all of the subs on the night with the fi­nal 50% of subs col­lected on April 2.

The Academy, which in­cludes U-8s will have their own reg­is­tra­tion ar­range­ments.

See our club web­site for more in­for­ma­tion on gum shields avail­able in the shops. www.bless­ing­ton­gaa.ie un­der the ju­ve­nile sec­tion. U-12/U-14 train­ing will re-com­mence on Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 11 at 7.45pm. U-16 train­ing will re-com­mence on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 9.

Foun­da­tion Foot­ball and Hurl­ing Coach­ing Award course will be held in Hol­ly­wood GAA on Wed­nes­day Jan­uary 30, Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 6 and Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 13 from 7.30pm - 10.15pm.

Places will be filled on a first come/first served ba­sis with places lim­ited to 24 coaches.

Award One (youth/adult) foot­ball coach­ing course 2013 will be held in Bless­ing­ton GAA on Fe­bru­ary 16 and 24 and March 16 and 24.

To be in­volved in this Award One Youth/Adult course, par­tic­i­pants must have al­ready com­pleted Foun­da­tion Award Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Places will be filled on a first come/first served ba­sis with places lim­ited to 24 coaches.

A Begin­ners Ref­eree course is be­ing held on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 19, Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 26 and Tues­day March 5. Young whistlers aged 18 and over can at­tend.

The first Coiste Na nÓg meet­ing will be held in Aughrim on Jan­uary 24 at 8pm.

Gaeltacht Schol­ar­ship Grant ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able now for first and sec­ond year stu­dents (boys and girls) and who are reg­is­tered and paid up mem­bers of a County Wicklow GAA club.

There are 10 schol­ar­ship avail­able and the clos- ing date is Fe­bru­ary 15. If in­ter­ested in any of the above please con­tact Noreen on 0872858375.

CARNEW EM­METS

Well we are too late for the Os­cars but by gum we'll surely pick up some awards along the way fol­low­ing the gen­eral re­lease of our film 'Carnew Em­mets Bash for Cash 2013' on YouTube last week.

The com­mu­nity had been hang­ing on for the screen­ing and when it ar­rived they were suit­ably im­pressed.

There was some glo­ri­ous act­ing from the likes of James 'Bear' Do­ran whose quotes such as “may get a new hen, f*&king hen ran away”, or “word has came through from the United Na­tions of Hu­man­i­tar­ian Rights, from Green­peace, from the Na­tional Red Cross that there’s no way that this man can fight any­more”, or “global warm­ing hasn’t caused as much dam­age as this fella”, or fi­nally “it’s some­thing like Op­er­a­tion Trans­for­ma­tion or in our case it’s Op­er­a­tion Pul­veri­sa­tion” will never be for­got­ten.

There were also mem­o­rable per­for­mances by Diar­muid Do­ran who plays the psy­chotic role to a tee, by Brian Do­ran, whose per­for­mance as the vir­ginal Brigid will for­ever be re­mem­bered by all who see the film (his strad­dling of Diar­muid Do­ran while clutch­ing a bunch of grapes cer­tainly leaves an im­pres­sion), by Wayne Austin, who looked re­mark­ably like a young Sylvester Stal­lone as he fever­ishly chased not one but three of Bear's hens (they kept es­cap­ing), by Chuckie House, who ran up the steps of the church faster than he did on his Com­mu­nion Day, by Jack Kear­ney, who looked ev­ery bit of the Ado­nis role he played, and by Pheas­ant Kennedy, whose “bring em on” line will surely rank up there with Tom Cruise's “you can't han­dle the truth” or Rus­sel Crowe's “my name is Max­imus Dec­imus Merid­ius. Com­man­der of the Armies of the North” quote from Gla­di­a­tor as clas­sic movie one-lin­ers.

And then who can for­get the ' Out­ra­geous Os­bournes', a gang of fe­ro­cious brutes who were busted from a con­ve­niently pass­ing and to­tally un­guarded prison van out­side of McCrea's Lounge. Or who will for­get the painful gri­mac­ing by Garry Do­ran af­ter coach Barry O'Toole caught him in the mid-rift with a blin­dlingly fast punch dur­ing spar­ring. It re­minded many of the look on Daniel-son’s face when the Co­bra guy sweeps the leg in Karate Kid.

Many thanks to all who as­sisted in any way to the mak­ing of this 12 min­utes of cin­e­matic marvel but more im­por­tantly let's hope that it spreads the word about the Bash for Cash box­ing tour­na­ment be­tween Carnew and Craan­ford that is tak­ing place on Fe­bru­ary 2. Tick­ets on sale from Vic­tor's, Do­ran's Book­mak­ers and all com­mit­tee mem­bers.

For any­one who has yet to see the film you can find the link on the Carnew Em­mets Face­book page or you can lo­cate it on YouTube un­der the ‘Carnew Em­mets Bash for Cash 2013’ head­ing.

Fi­nally the Carnew Em­mets club would like to ex­tend a sin­cere mes­sage of sym­pa­thy to Dr Bren­dan Cud­dihy of Eire Og Greystones on the loss of his mother re­cently.

KIL­COOLE CAMO­GIE

Wel­come to the 2013 Camo­gie sea­son! As Christ­mas and the hol­i­day re­cede into me­mory, Kil­coole Camo­gie Club is busy get­ting ready for the new sea­son.

In­door Camo­gie re­sumes in Co­laiste Chraobh Ab­hann on Tues­day evenings un­til the end of March with a few breaks be­cause of school ac­tiv­i­ties. Group 1is 5-5.45pm for girls born in 2008/7/6. Group 2 is 5.30-6.30pm born in 2005/4, Group 3 is 6.15-7.15pm born in 2003/2/1, Group 4 is 78pm born in 2000/1999, Group 5 is 7.45-8.45pm born in 1998/97/96.

On Tues­day Jan­uary 29 we have our Ju­ve­nile Pre­sen­ta­tion Night when we look back at a great 2012 be­fore we set sail for 2013!

Our 'Grasshop­pers' Group 1 for girls born in 2008/7/6 will be in St Pa­trick's Hall, Up­per Green on that evening as CCA Sports hall is in use for ex­ams. Ev­ery­body else will be at the Pre­sen­ta­tion Evening in Kil­coole Golf Club in­stead of train­ing on the 29th.

We have a Ta­ble Quiz in the Mill Room on Thurs­day Fe­bru­ary 7. We have a raf­fle on the same night and tick­ets are in cir­cu­la­tion for this. Top prize in the raf­fle is €300 - now wouldn't that be a nice start to the year? Tick­ets are €2 each and the odds are pretty good and we have lots more prizes too!

Prepa­ra­tions are well un­der­way for our new In­ter­nal Spring League - this League is open to all girlss aged 13 to 17 and any new play­ers who might like to try out camo­gie for a few weeks. The league will be run over five weeks in Fe­bru­ary/March. We are de­lighted that Tree­tops Day­care and Af­ter­school Club are sup­port­ing this league.Text Breda 0876998536 or Tracy 0877518680 if you would like to play.

More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able from club sec­re­tary Tracy 087 7518680/ sec­re­tary.kil­coole.wicklow.camo­gie@gaa.ie as well as on our web­site www.kil­coole­camo­gie.com and the Kil­coole Camo­gie Face­book page.

EIRE OG GREYSTONES

Ju­nior B foot­ball - Dur­ing the sea­son there were many ex­pres­sions of re­gret at the demise of the club's thirrd team, the Ju­nior Bs. Thank­fully it is now look­ing likely that this la­cuna in Éire Óg's ac­tiv­i­ties will be filled in 2013.

An Rú­naí has car­ried out a feasabil­ity study and has found that there is suf­fi­cient in­ter­est among play­ers to form a vi­able panel. The pri­mary con­sid­er­a­tion of the man­age­ment of the team is not in­tended to be that of sil­ver­ware glory - not that that would be spurned in the un­likely event of its achieve­ment be­ing on the cards - but rather that of af­ford­ing play­ers in and around the club who en­joy their Gaelic foot­ball but, who are un­likely to be called upon to be part of the higher level pan­els, to play in a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment.

An Coiste was not with­out its reser­va­tions, es­sen­tially fi­nan­cial. En­ter­ing an adult team in Cill Mhan­táin com­pe­ti­tions - to be fair the county is not unique in this - is an ex­pen­sive busi­ness.

Be­tween af­fil­i­a­tion, player in­surance, county board level and ref­er­ees' fees, the club would have very lit­tle change out of €2,000.

An Ru­naí ar­gued con­vinc­ingly that with a proper ap­proach the squad could be self-fi­nanc­ing. Fin­gers crossed that he is re­li­able in his as­sess­ment and that the team's drain on the club's funds will be min­i­mal. An Coiste was per­suaded by his pre­sen­ta­tion and have ten­ta­tively en­dorsed the project.

The hope now is that the as­sem­bled squad will have an en­joy­able cam­paign with each player get­ting his fair share of game time.

AGM - This year's AGM saw the de­par­ture of cathaoir­leach Fer­gus O'Brien from the chair. He had served the statu­tory three years in the post.

He opened his vale­dic­tory ad­dress by point­ing out that pre­vi­ous to be­ing club cathaoir­leach he had, for an­other three years, com­bined the role of leas-cathaoir­leach with that of cathaoir­leach of the ju­ve­niles and that this, the moment of his pass­ing of the ba­ton, was there­fore timely.

While the hold­ing of th­ese po­si­tions, he said, gave rise, on oc­ca­sion, to much worry and frus­tra­tion he had found it , over­all, to be an en­joy­able and en­rich­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. He thanked sin­cerely all those, who by their help­ful­ness, made it so.

In his speech Fer­gus re­ferred to a Ju­ve­nile AGM which was held on a Wed­nes­day night in late Novem­ber 12 years be­fore. It took place, he said, in the unin­su­lated con­fines of the con­crete-floored meet­ing room in the old club­house in which a sin­gle su­per­ser fought gamely but hope­lessly against the tem­per­a­ture-low­er­ing el­e­ments.

Small won­der that the mood of the meet­ing was any­thing but op­ti­mistic and that those present saw lit­tle chance of the com­pet­i­tive success of our ju­ve­niles in the near fu­ture.

One might say that the club was in a nadir of its for­tunes at the time. Shortly af­ter, there was an in­fu­sion of new blood, the cloud of pes­simism lifted and our U-14s won a County Féile and one Al­lIre­land Féile. Play­ers from th­ese tri­umphs went on to back­bone Mi­nor teams which con­tested 2 Afi­nals - one of which they won - and the In­ter­me­di­ate team which won the Le­in­ster Cham­pi­onship.

Fer­gus felt that the struc­tures in place at this the time of his de­par­ture were solid and that the club could look to the fu­ture with con­fi­dence and with the real­is­tic am­bi­tion of a Se­nior ti­tle (Mi­ley Cup) in the not too dis­tant fu­ture.

He cau­tioned, how­ever, that Éire Óg's fu­ture progress hinged very much on its be­ing able to es­tab­lish a se­cure fi­nan­cial base and added that this will be some­what a chal­lenge in th­ese post Celtic Tiger days.

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