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ASH­FORD

Lotto re­sults for week ended Jan­uary 21 - num­bers drawn: 2, 11, 14, 17. Jack­pot: €19,000. No win­ner. Match 3 win­ners: 14 at €43 each - K Bro­phy (D O'Brien), V and A O'Fla­herty (T Snell), Joey Driver (S Driver), Peter King x2 (King's), Jack Duffy (Rocky's), Es­ther Carthy (S McDermott), P and A Doyle (V Doyle), John Doyle (V Doyle), Grainne O'Neill (S O'Neill), Charles Mer­ri­gan (L Phe­lan), Teresa O'Brien (R Byrne), Irene Doyle (S McDermott), Robert Egre (GPO). Seller's draw: Maura Nu­gent and GPO. Next com­mit­tee meet­ing is on Fe­bru­ary 15. The play-off match against Val­ley­mount again fell foul of the weather.

County Board GAA raf­fle tick­ets are now on sale from any com­mit­tee mem­ber. Cost is €50 for three draws. First prize in each draw is €10,000.

There will also be an in­ter­nal draw for peo­ple who buy a ticket from Ash­ford GAA club.

You have un­til end of March to get your ticket. Why not join up with a friend/fam­ily mem­ber etc. and buy one jointly.

EIRE OG GREYSTONES

An­nual Din­ner Dance - Just to tell you to be putting the few bob aside for the club's an­nual Din­ner Dance which has been ar­ranged for Fe­bru­ary 22 in The Parkview Ho­tel, New­town.

Ju­niors of 2003 - In the course of con­ver­sa­tion one was re­minded that 2013 is the 10th an­niver­sary of their glo­ri­ous and hugely sig­nif­i­cant county cham­pi­onship win.

In this the year of The Gath­er­ing one thinks that a get­ting to­gether of th­ese play­ers in the Au­tumn would be wholly ap­pro­pri­ate.

Mouth­guards - As an earnest of its long-term com­mit­ment to player wel­fare the GAA is mak­ing the wear­ing of mouth­guards com­pul­sory, in games and prac­tice ses­sions, for all play­ers of Gaelic foot­ball.

The rule came into force at un­der­age, up to and in­clud­ing Mi­nor, on Jan­uary 1 and will ex­tend to adults from Jan­uary 2014.

We learn from the in­for­ma­tion cir­cu­lated by the ju­ve­nile cathaoir­leach, Colm Dor­gan, that the in­ci­dents of dental in­jury in Ire­land are among the high­est in the EU and that one third of th­ese are sports re­lated.

In­cluded in the in­for­ma­tion is an im­por­tant caveat viz. oral in­juries in­curred while not wear­ing a mouth­guard are not cov­ered by the player in­jury scheme.

GAA/GPA mouth­guards, both “boil and bite” and cus­tom fit­ted, are be­ing cir­cu­lated through Su­pervalu, Cen­tra, Life­style, Elverys and O'Neills.

The former are al­ready avail­able while the oth­ers will be avail­able shortly.

Re­search of the mar­ket has shown that th­ese mouth­guards, sup­plied by OPRO, are the best prod­uct avail­able in terms of qual­ity, cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and value for money.

Gaelic abroad - Re­cently dur­ing a rare few mo­ments of idle­ness, while pere­gri­nat­ing through some web­sites with sport-re­lated con­tent, one hap­pened on the head­line “Tiki-Taka Gaelic foot­ball? GAA to in­vade La Liga ac­tion next week”. (Joe.ie)

A visit to Wikipedia en­light­ened one as to the mean­ing of this strange hy­phen­ated com­bi­na­tion, Tiki-Taka.

It is ap­par­ently a non­sense ex­pres­sion coined in 2006 by a Span­ish broad­caster to de­scribe the type of soc­cer favoured by Jo­hann Cruff dur­ing his time at Barcelona and which in­volves a short pass­ing game aimed at re­tain­ing pos­ses­sion and pa­tiently await­ing the right op­por­tu­nity - the writer was ob­vi­ously be­ing tongue in cheek!

It seems that the lo­cal Gaelic team, Éire Óg Seville, has been in­vited to play a half-time ex­hi­bi­tion game on the night (28-01-13) Sevilla play Granada.

No doubt those of our own who see lit­tle merit in Gaelic foot­ball and who af­fec­tion­ately re­fer to it as 'bog­ball' will shud­der with em­bar­rass­ment at the thought of this in­fe­rior brand of big-ball game, car­ry­ing the tag 'Ir­ish', find­ing its way onto such hal­lowed turf be­fore such dis­cern­ing spec­ta­tors.

Th­ese will be pleased to know that the Sevilla in­vi­ta­tion to Éire Óg is not a purely phil­an­thropic ges­ture and that they are us­ing it as a mar­ket­ing ploy to en­tice mem­bers of the large Ir­ish di­as­pora in the area to be­come sup­port­ers of the club.

On the night, the en­trance fee for Ir­ish pass­port hold­ers is a mere €5, the tri­colour will be flown, Ir­ish mu­sic will be played agus beidh an cú­pla fo­cal le cloisint.

The coiste of Éire Óg Seville, on the other hand who, it goes with­out say­ing are awake to the charms of the Gaelic game, see the po­ten­tial for its be­ing ap­pre­ci­ated by a pop­u­lace free of prej­u­dice and are de­lighted with the op­por­tu­nity to make the sport bet­ter known.

Go n-eirí an t-ádh leo!

NEW­CAS­TLE

The AGM of New­cas­tle GAA club will take place on Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 19 in New­cas­tle Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Any­one in­ter­ested in putting them­selves for­ward for any of the po­si­tions for the coming year (Chair­man, sec­re­tary, trea­surer, PRO etc), please con­tact the cur­rent chair­man Damien O’Neill or the cur­rent sec­re­tary Gerry Hef­fer­nan.

Train­ing for the Ju­nior A foot­ball team will recom­mence in early Fe­bru­ary.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to ‘Lord Mayor’ Pat Carey on get­ting three num­bers in the GAA lotto draw on Jan­uary 21. The ticket was sold by New­cas­tle's num­ber one ticket seller, Liam Doyle.

DUNLAVIN

There was no win­ner of the lotto last week. The lotto is now a whop­ping €13,400. Buy a ticket for €2 and sup­port the fu­ture run­ning of our club. The num­bers last week were 2, 5, 14, and 15.

Terry Allen has been ap­pointed as the new In­ter­me­di­ate man­ager for 2013, his se­lec­tors will be Mick Murtagh, Damien Moore and Martin Caplis.

The man­ager of the Ju­nior team for 2013 is Ro­nan Byrne and his se­lec­tors will be Mick Murtagh, Ed Rigley and James Travers.

We would like to wish both man­age­ment teams and their play­ers all the best in 2013.

Club mem­ber­ship for 2013 is now due, mem­ber­ship is €20 for non play­ers and €40 for play­ers. New mem­bers are warmly wel­come. Mem­ber­ship can be paid to any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

Any­one in­ter­ested in ad­ver­tis­ing a busi­ness in the GAA grounds? Cost of a sign for the first year is €150 and €100 per an­num there­after.

Fur­ther de­tails can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing Conor Mi­ley or James Whit­tle.

The club would like to wish both the Wicklow foot­ballers and hurlers the best of luck in their up­com­ing league cam­paigns.

We hope that both teams can have a suc­cess­ful cam­paign in prepa­ra­tion for the cham­pi­onship.

The club would like to ex­tend its deep­est sym­pa­thy to the Carty, Deer­ing and Kir­win fam­i­lies on the re­cent deaths of Johnny Carty, Gemma O'Lough­lin and Sheila Kir­win.

Club gear on sale and avail­able to any­one look­ing for the ideal gift or even to treat them­selves. The list in­cludes caps, watches, polo shirts, jack­ets and hood­ies.

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.

BARN­DAR­RIG

Spe­cial gen­eral meet­ing to be held in Barn­dar­rig Na­tional School on Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 4 at 7.30pm sharp fol­lowed by a com­mit­tee meet­ing af­ter­wards. A full list of new com­mit­tee mem­bers will fol­low.

The Barn­dar­rig GAA club din­ner dance will take place on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 23 in Jack White's at 8pm. Tick­ets are €25 each or two for €40.

A four-course meal and mu­sic can be en­joyed. Tick­ets can be pur­chased from any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

Barn­dar­rig ladies foot­ball train­ing kicked of last Tues­day night. Any­body in­ter­ested in join­ing or re­turn­ing can do so by go­ing up to Barn­dar­rig GAA pitch Tues­days and Thurs­day nights from 7.45pm un­till 8.45pm and on Satur­day morn­ings from 11.30am un­til 12.30pm. All wel­come.

Men's adult train­ing will be re­turn­ing in the next week or two, more de­tails to fol­low. Tick­ets are avail­able for the Garden County Devel­op­ment Draw. It's a three monthly draw at a cost of €50 for the three months. Con­tact chair­man James Crow­ley on 087 2166864.

The club would like to thank Michael Murphy, Wes­ley Crow­ley, Kevin Dempsey, Keith Brad­shaw for bring­ing the cups to all three schools, Barn­dar­rig Na­tional School, Red­cross and Brit­tas Bay and a spe­cial thanks to the teach­ers for let­ting this go ahead.

Full de­tails on ju­ve­niles and mem­ber­ship next week .

ST NI­CHOLAS

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Barry Mi­ley who re­ceived the Wicklow Mi­nor player of the year award at the an­nual Wicklow GAA awards. This was a great achieve­ment and a well de­served award for his per­for­mances through­out the cham­pi­onship.

If there is any­one in­ter­ested in com­plet­ing a ref­er­ees course in Fe­bru­ary please con­tact any mem­ber of the St. Ni­cholas com­mit­tee.

NEW­TOWN

Com­mence­ment of train­ing - In prepa­ra­tion for the sea­son ahead and fol­low­ing a very pro­duc­tive play­ers meet­ing dur­ing the week the Se­nior play­ers are first back to the field; train­ing takes place on Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 5.

With the Se­nior league start­ing in just un­der a month and with the Se­nior cham­pi­onship start­ing early this year on 21 April, New­town Se­nior train­ing will be­gin in earnest un­der the man­age­ment team of Peter O'Neill, Do­minic Leech and Shay Power.

The club would like to wish all in­volved the best of luck and hopefully it will be a very suc­cess­ful year, we also have a lot of lads who will make their de­but in se­nior foot­ball in 2013 best of luck lads.

Coach­ing Cour­ses - The Foun­da­tion Award is the in­tro­duc­tory award for coaches of Gaelic Games.

The course is aimed at beginner coaches and will en­able par­tic­i­pants to as­sist a coach in the or­gan­i­sa­tion of ac­tiv­i­ties to de­velop hurl­ing or foot­ball.

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.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion is highly rec­om­mended for any of our adult play­ers who are look­ing to get in­volved in coach­ing.

If you are a coach or would like to get in­volved in coach­ing in the coming year and you do not have this cert please con­tact Paul O'Rior­dan so a course can be ar­ranged.

Mouth­guards - The com­pul­sory use of a mouth guards in Gaelic foot­ball matches and train­ing ses­sions for all age grades, up to and in­clud­ing mi­nor, is due to come into ef­fect from Jan­uary 1.

The manda­tory use of mouth guards at U-21 and adult level will com­mence from Jan­uary 1, 2014.

The Fureys and Davey Arthur are play­ing in the Parkview ho­tel this coming Satur­day at 8pm. All pro­ceeds to New­town ladies foot­ball all sup­port is greatly wel­comed

The club are cur­rently up­grad­ing the web­site www.new­town­gaa.ie all sug­ges­tions for the web­site or any items for the New­town notes are very wel­come please con­tact Lisa Fa­hey at lisafa­hey1@gmail.com or al­ter­na­tively text or call 0868736043.

AVON­DALE

The club mem­ber­ship fee is now due, and reg­is­tra­tion for adults will take place on Tues­day Jan­uary 29 and Fri­day Fe­bru­ary 1 from 7.30-8.30pm.

Ju­ve­nile reg­is­tra­tion will take place on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 2 from 11am - 1pm, and on Fri­day Fe­braury 9 from 7.30 - 9pm.

All reg­is­tra­tion will be held in Avon­dale GAA com­plex.

Any mem­ber who will not be avail­able on th­ese dates can con­tact Craig Cahill on 086 3593907. The mem­ber­ship fee for all adult play­ers is €80, and is €40 for any­one who is un­em­ployed. Any adult non-play­ing mem­ber will pay €50. En­rol­ment for all ju­ve­nile play­ers will cost €30 for the first child and €15 for each child af­ter that. If you wish to play this year, your mem­ber­ship must be paid by Thurs­day Fe­bru­ary 28.

As of Jan­uary 1, 2013, all age groups from U-6 to Mi­nor level, play­ing Gaelic foot­ball must wear pro­tec­tive mouthgaurds in or­der to com­ply with reg­u­la­tions from Croke Park. The club will now be stock­ing of­fi­cial GAA mouthgaurds, which be avail­able on reg­is­tra­tion nights at a price of €8 for bronze and €15 for sil­ver.

Don't for­get to keep your di­ary free for the club's Din­ner Dance on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 23 in the Wood­en­bridge Ho­tel. Tick­ets are priced at €25 and you can book your ticket by con­tact­ing the sec­re­tary Craig Cahill or any mem­ber of the com­mit­tee.

Train­ing for all adult play­ers will com­mence on Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 4 in Avon­dale GAA com­plex.

Any child who is aged four or five years old and is in­ter­ested in join­ing the Avon­dale GAA Nurs­ery club for the coming year can con­tact Liam Kelly on 087-6878123.

ARK­LOW ROCK PARNELLS

We had a great turn out at our first Se­nior hurl­ing meet­ing of 2013 which in­cluded Ju­nior and Mi­nor play­ers as well.

It showed that adult hurl­ing is alive and kick­ing in the club. It was fan­tas­tic to see so many Mi­nor play­ers there which bodes well for the fu­ture.

The timetable for train­ing is as fol­lows - Mon­days at 7.30pm, Tues­days at 8pm, Thurs­days at 7.30pm and Sun­days at 10am. Train­ing on Tues­days is core train­ing only and will run for 10 weeks. Se­nior and Ju­nior play­ers will train to­gether and will be joined by the Mi­nors when they are avail­able.

We would like to wel­come Shane O'Han­lon onto the Se­nior team set up. Shane will be train­ing the team this year and is very well qual­i­fied for this po­si­tion. Best of luck Shane.

The Ju­ve­nile AGM will take place at 7.30pm this Fri­day Fe­bu­rary 1 in the club­house. All in­ter­ested par­ties are asked to at­tend; par­ents of play­ers are es­pe­cially re­quested to at­tend.

Un­for­tu­nately our U-6 and U-8's train­ing last Fri­day had to be can­celled due to ad­verse weather con­di­tions.

Train­ing will be on again this Fri­day from 6.30 to 7.30pm un­der lights on the all weather pitch. Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us this week.

Best of luck to all the clubs teams young and old on the hurl­ing field this year and have fun play­ing this won­der­ful game of ours.

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 21. The num­bers drawn were 8, 15, 20, and 25, with three lucky match three win­ners.

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

Fi­nally a word of thanks, from Anna Byrne, to all that sup­ported her ta­ble quiz fundraiser last week­end.

A spe­cial word of thanks to Michael as MC, all those that en­tered teams or do­nated spot prizes and to the O'Toole fam­ily for the use of the premises.

STRAT­FORD-GRANGECON

Lotto Re­sults for Mon­day Jan­uary 21 - The win­ning num­bers are 05, 15, 18, and 25. The jack­pot is €11,000, no jack­pot win­ner. There were six match three win­ners who won €45 each. They were: James Bar­rett, Glen­view, Strat­ford (Seller: James Bar­rett); John Gal­lagher, c/o Bam (Seller: Pat Bol­lard); Mick Ke­hoe, Grangecon Hill (Seller: Tracey Nor­ton); Ja­son Plun­kett, c/o Bam (Seller: Pat Bol­lard); Christina Ber­mudez, Kil­cullen (Seller: Pkt Cronin Ju­nior); Fiona Cronin, Grangecon (Seller: Jim Cronin); Sellers prize: Mar­garet Dunne and An­thony McDermott

The Ju­nior West Win­ter League will re­sume on Sun­day Fe­bru­ary 3, de­tails of op­po­nents to be con­firmed.

This is to al­low all the clubs time to reg­is­ter play­ers and teams for 2013. Please con­tact An­nette Man­gan on 086 8462771 to re­new mem­ber­ship, cost of €30 per adult in­clud­ing €20 gear voucher in­cluded in the price.

A three-weekly pay­ment sys­tem can also be agreed. Our ju­ve­nile reg­is­tra­tion in­for­ma­tion evening/day will be coming within the next few weeks

COOLKENNO

Coolkenno Ju­ve­niles held its an­nual awards evening in Bal­ly­con­nell Hall on Satur­day Jan­uary 26.

All play­ers, from U-8 to Mi­nor, re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion dur­ing 2012.

Medals were also given to the U-8s and U-10s for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Go-Games dur­ing the year.

Play­ers who rep­re­sented the club in skills com­pe­ti­tions around the county were also pre­sented with a medal.

Spe­cial guests for the evening were county foot­ballers Paddy Dal­ton, Dar­ragh O'Sul­li­van and Dean Healy.

Dar­ragh and Dean, who both play for St. Pa­trick's, brought along the Mi­ley Cup to re­mind us all what it looks like!

A big thank you to all three for mak­ing the time to be in at­ten­dance and best of luck for the coming year. Thanks also to ev­ery­one who made the evening such a success.

KIL­TE­GAN

Well done to our county hurlers on an­other great win in the Ke­hoe Cup, this time against DCU in Bray on Sun­day. Well done to our own Ge­of­frey Ber­ming­ham who had a great game.

Best of luck to our county foot­ball team who play Fer­managh in the first game of the Na­tional League on Sun­day in Aughrim.

Mem­ber­ship is now due for all mem­bers and play­ers and also for gym users - adult mem­ber­ship €30, stu­dent €20 and fam­ily mem­ber­ship €50. Fam­ily mem­ber­ship in­cludes two adults and up to four chil­dren U-16.

Fi­nal date for pay­ment is Fe­bru­ary 28. If gym users have not paid their mem­ber­ship by this date, en­try to the gym will be de­nied for in­surance rea­sons.

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.

A great night will be had with pre­sen­ta­tion of medals to var­i­ous teams; a raf­fle will also take place on the night.

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.

Our club send their sin­cere sym­pa­thy to the Whyte fam­ily Glen of Imaal and the Kir­wan fam­ily Moun­tkelly, Rathvilly, on their re­cent be­reave­ments.

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 last Sun­day in the hall thanks to our guests Peter Keogh, Dave Mur­ray, Paul Gar­ri­gan and James Stafford for coming.

A big thanks to former Kil­te­gan player Ray­mond Byrne for bring­ing Kilkenny sub-goal­keeper Eoin Murphy and the Liam MacCarthy Cup to Kil­te­gan.

A spe­cial thanks to ev­ery­one who helped on the night es­pe­cially Pat Judy Keogh, Grainne O'Toole, Ka­t­rina Byrne and Siobhan Doyle. West Wicklow Hurl­ing meet­ing has been changed to Jan­uary 31 in Dunlavin at 8.15pm. Ju­ve­nile com­mit­tee mem­bers will travel to the meet­ing.

Lotto - no win­ner. Win­ning num­bers were - 01, 02, 13, and 21. Match three win­ners: Niall Gart­land, PJ Reilly, Des Fo­ley, Ruby Con­nelly, Sarah Rose Raf­ferty and Liz Tim­mins. Next jack­pot €17,600. Next draw takes place in Ju­niors on Mon­day at 10pm.

CARNEW EM­METS

Who­ever is last to leave Carnew on Satur­day evening will they please turn out the lights be­cause al­most the en­tire pop­u­la­tion will be in the Am­ber Springs Ho­tel in Gorey for the Bash for Cash 2013 fundraiser against Craan­ford GAA Club.

All tick­ets for this su­perb event are now gone so to the 900 lucky pun­ters who will be fil­ing through the doors come Satur­day evening we hope you all have a won­der­ful night and please shout and cheer to the best of your abil­i­ties. those box­ers in the ring have given it their all over the past two months for the bet­ter­ment of their clubs.

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