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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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/ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.