Juvenile - Our under-8 hurlers travelled to Broadford to participate in the North Kildare League on Sunday.
We had two teams and they played very well. Next match is at home to Kill Green at 10.30am on Sunday, April 13.
Our under-10 footballers played Confey in the North Kildare League last week and will face Maynooth at home on Saturday, April 5 at 3.30pm. The under-8/under-10 hurling Go Games commences for 2014 in Dunlavin on Friday, April 4. Teams participating are Blessington, St Kevin's, Stratford-Grangecon and Kiltegan.
On Monday, April 7 our under-16s kick off their league Round 1 away to Michael Dwyers at 7pm. Also on the same night our under-12s kick off their Go Games away to Baltinglass.
On Wednesday, April 9 our under-14s kick off their Round 1 of the league away to Bray Emmets at 7pm.
Our Minors travelled to Baltinglass on Sunday to play Round 2 of the league. A solid performance with goals from Hugh Walsh, Conor Ryan, Jordan Nolan and Mickey O'Connor which decided the game. A great overall team effort and everyone played their part in the win. Training is on Wednesday night at 7.15pm.
Well done to Blessington No 1 school who won the Division 2 Wicklow Cuman na mBunscoil final on Thursday, March 27 (see picture below). Blessington GAA Juvenile Registration evening (Academy to Minor) will be held at the clubhouse on Tuesday, April 8 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Registration for first child is €20 and €10 for each subsequent child. Subs remain at €50 per child per year. Contact Noreen on 0872858375.
Senior - Well done to our Seniors who travelled to Wicklow town and came home with a point, 11pts each.
Well done to our Junior As who had their second win in the Division 2 football league tonight, beating Avondale 2-12 to 1-9 in Avondale. Next game in the league is at home against Dunlavin on Saturday, April 5. Hennessy Cup - Blessington v Dunlavin was off on Saturday.
Club - The club lotto was not won on March 25 and rolls over to €5400 on April 8 where the draw will be held in Bealin's.
There was four winners of €75 each. Frances Sargent, Lisa Charles. Trevor O'Donnell and Therese O'Hora.
Tickets for the 2014 Development Draw are available from all committee and players at €50 each.
The draw which has a total prize fund of €66,750, is spread over three months helps raise funds for our club.
The draws will be held on April 11, May 16 and June 20. A ticket which covers for the three draws costs €50.
Contact Breda Brophy if you wish to purchase a ticket on 087 2253892.
All funds raised stay within our club. The club would like to extend its sincere condolences to our County Secretary Michael Murphy on the passing of his brother Tim in Cork and to Noel Gilroy on the passing of his father Jim, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. Ar Dheis Dé, go ribh a h'anamacha dilís.
Congratulations to all our boys and girls who will celebrate their confirmation on Wednesday, April 2.
Birthday wishes to Nicholas Nlovu, Ben Higgins and Luke O'Brien.
If anyone has anything they wish to have in the notes please email Noreen before 6pm on Sunday. email@example.com.
The next meeting of the Arklow Geraldine's Ballymoney Executive Committee is scheduled for tonight, Wednesday April 2, in the County GAA Board Room at 8pm.
The adult quiz, Scór Sinsir, will take place on Friday, April 4, at 7.30pm in the Royal Hotel, Glendalough.
Anyone interested in taking part or any other enquiries on Scór please contact Kathryn Noone on 086 8664931.
The County Draw is on the 11th of April. This is the last week to sell or purchase tickets. One tickets - three draws and some great prizes! Buy off any committee member or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming club fixtures - Thursday, April 3 at 7pm - Under-12 Division 1 Girls: AGB 1 v Tinahely; U-12 Division 1 Girls: Eire Og v AGB 2.
Sunday, April 6 - Minor Men's League Rd 3, Group 3: A.G.B. v Tinahely 11am (home).
Tuesday, April 8 - Campus Oil Men's League Division 2 Round 3: A.G.B. v Avondale 7pm in Pearse Park.
Well done to Crossbridge National School on competing in the Allianz football finals last week. They played three matches winning one and losing two of them. Scoil Conglais and St. Cronan's beat them whereas they enjoyed a win over St. Pat's of Wicklow.
All games were played in cold and wet conditions, so well done all.
We will shortly be having a football blitz for the boys and girls in third and fourth class in our three National Schools.
This Thursday there will be a school competition for boys and girls in both football and hurling skills. We hope to have boys and girls from our schools competing.
This Sunday we will be starting our football academy. We welcome all our five and six-yearolds to the field at noon every Sunday.
The academy will run for 10 weeks. Please bring a fun shield. This is also a perfect opportunity for Mammys and Daddys to become involved in our GAA club.
Parents must be present while their child is at training. Coordinator for the academy this year is Martin Ging.
The under-16s first match is at home to Baltinglass on Monday, April 7 at 7pm.
Under-12 footballers open up their league with away fixture to Donard-The Glen on Monday, April 7 and home to Baltinglass on Monday 14th both game 7pm start.
Our Minors were unlucky as they were defeated Sunday morning by a game Annacurragh side in Tinahely. A five-point loss didn't reflect the balance of play, but the lads will now look to bounce back from this loss.
Tinahely v Coolkenno with a difference. These two clubs have had many battles on the field but now it's moving to the dance floor.
Locals Come Dancing will see couples from Tinahely and Coolkenno go head to head in a bid to be crowned dancing champions.
It will take place on Friday, October 3 and Sunday October 26. This is a fundraiser for Tinahely GAA and ladies football clubs. Anyone who would like to get involved contact Deirdre Tyrrell 087 2167504.
Our Senior footballers drew with Blessington at Dunbur Park last Saturday evening.
The score was 11 points each. It was a very competitive game and our best players on the evening were Brian Coen, Johnny Crowe, Ronan Connolly, Shane Doyle, Darragh McEvoy, Conor Ffrench and Simon Alexander.
Our next Campus Oil Division 1, Round 4 match takes place on Saturday, April 12 at 6pm against Balitinglass away.
Our annual subscriptions are now overdue and we will be collecting memberships again this coming Saturday, April 6 in the club Hhuse between 11am - 1pm or you may contact Eddie Leonard and Alan O'Brien to organise payment of same.
We would like to thank the following people who worked on clearing the Dunbur Bank on Saturday morning.
They were, Willie Fahy, Brian Finnegan, Ben Mooney, Robin Mooney and Gerry McCann.
The County Board Development Draw tickets also have to be returned to the club next Saturday, April 6 between 11am -1pm. Tickets cost €50 each and may be purchased from John Gill or a committee member.
Well done to our ladies under-16 football team who beat Na Fianna in Division 1 of the under-16 Ladies Dublin League.
The lotto results for Monday, March 24 were 13, 14, 17, 20. Bonus number was 1.
There was no winner of the Jackpot which was €5,100. There were three match three winners and they were Ciara Broe, Petula Clarke and Donal Marron. They shared €250. The jackpot for Monday, March 31will be €5,250. So make sure you have a ticket.
We suffered a third defeat in a row in the Senior Football League Division 1, this time to Hollywood in Hollywood Friday evening. The final score 3-10 to 2-06.
Fielding a stronger team and playing with a better spirit than last Sunday, we managed to stay in this game for a long period until Hollywood pulled away near the end of the match. The management team were happy with the performance especially by the younger players, like Shane Lennon and Luke Byrne who scored a goal each, our other scores came from Anthony Furlong, Padraig Keogh and Adrian Keogh, two points each.
Our Senior hurling team host Gracefield Offaly, in the quarter-finals in the Leinster Hurling League in Kiltegan on Saturday evening at 4pm.
Well done to our county football team on Sunday who had a great win over Waterford in the National League to keep promotion prospects alive when they take on Tipperary on Sunday in Thurles.
Well done to our two players Rory and Seanie who both gave a man of the match performance on Sunday.
We also wish the county hurlers the best of luck when they take on Down in the league final in Navan on Sunday.
Kiltegan GAA Club Lotto -Numbers 09, 12, 23, 24. There were no jackpot winner and there was one match three winner congratulations to golden girls. Next week's jackpot will now be €3,800 and the draw will take place in Talk of the Town on Monday March 31 at 10pm.
Our club wish to sympatise with the Cullen family Bawnogue, Rathdangan on the death of Bernie Keogh (née Cullen) Tinahely, to her husband, children, mother, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends our sincere sympathy.
This is the last week to purchase a ticket for the County Development Draw with €66,000 in prize money. Tickets €50 can still be purchased from Michael Lennon, Pat Ivory and John Cullen. There are three draws with first prize €10,000 and many more valuable prizes.
Kiltegan Juveniles - Hurling will move to Kiltegan Pitch on Tuesday, April 1 for under-6s, under-8s, under-10s and under-12s starting at 6.30pm to 7.45pm. If anyone is looking for a new hurl for the season can contact Ned Doyle. Sizes available start from 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31 inches with grip costing €15 each.
Under-8s and 10s hurling Go Games on this Friday, April 4 in Dunlavin starting at 6.30pm. Teams involved are Kiltegan, Dunlavin, Blessington St.kevins and Stratford-Grangecon.
Adult Football - Our Division 1 team recorded an important win at home to Kiltegan last Friday night. Well done to all involved.
Next up on the fixture list is a Division 3 game at home to Kilcoole on Sunday, April 6 at 4pm. Please come along and support. The Wicklow Grand Development Draw 2014 The club launched the sale of the Wicklow County Board Development Draw for 2014 at the recent Race Night. The draw is a County Board venture to aid the funding of new facilities, county teams and clubs.
The draw consists of three monthly draws with a total prize fund of €66,750. The first draw is due to take place on April 11.
Tickets are on sale from the club executive for €50.
Hollywood player Thomas Burke claimed first prize in the corresponding 2013 draw.
Membership - The club had excellent membership for 2013 and we thank each of them for their support. Membership can now be paid through Paypal on www.hollywoodgaa.com for 2014. Membership rates including family membership offers can be viewed on our website
Annual Race Night - Many thanks to all who supported and attended the recent Race Night in Poulaphouca House. A great night was had with the newly introduced manual camel racing causing a stir.
A special word of thanks to Paul Crowe of www.hollywoodracenights.ie for facilitating the event and to Poulaphouca House for hosting.
Insurance Offer - Liberty Insurance will donate €50 to the club when a new motor or home policy is taken out with Liberty and the 'Policy Number' is entered on www.libertygaa.ie.
This is a great fundraising opportunity for the club and we ask members of the community to input their policy number and details on the website if they get Liberty insurance.
Operation Transformation - Well done to all who took part in the inaugural Hollywood GAA Operation Transformation. Thanks to Peadar, Keith and Stephen for the hard work and motivation.
Texas Hold'Em Poker Night - The club will host a Texas Hold'Em poker night in the Clubrooms on Friday April 18. Check out our Facebook page in the coming weeks for full details.
Kilbride GAA lotto was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 15, and 32. Our €20 weekly winners were Paddy Nolan, Junior Eustace, Noel Kinsella, Neil Donohoe and Josie Leevy. Next weeks lotto climbs to €3,800 make sure and buy tickets to be in with a chance.
Under-6 (grasshoppers) football start training on Monday 31 in the pitch at 6.30pm. The coaches request that parents stay at the pitch and are welcome to get involved.
Congratulations to our men's team who recorded a win on Saturday 29th against Barndarrig on a score line of 0-13 to 0-10. Well done to all involved.
There was no winner of the lotto draw this week. Numbers drawn were 6, 17, 19, and 22. Winners of €25 each were Grainne and Caoimhe Nolan, Con and Carmel Behan and Zoe Jones.
Next draw takes place on Saturday, April 12 with the jackpot now standing at €4,000.
Congratulations to the Senior ladies team who defeated near neighbours Blessington by 4-08 to 4-05 on Sunday. Next game takes place in Baltinglass on Wednesday evening.
The Junior A team look to continue their good start to year when they take on Rathnew away from home at 5pm Saturday evening. Best of luck to all teams in action this week.
A reminder to all that County Development Draw tickets are now due back and can be returned to Brendan Hughes, Mick Nolan or any committee member.
Our footballers have maintained their unbeaten run in Senior Division 1A ,we played Eire Og Greystones in Donard on Saturday evening in a very low scoring game.
The wind seemed to change direction every couple of minutes and the score at half time was 0-06 to 0-01 for the visitors with Darren O'Neill our only scorer.
Alan Daly raised the white flag early in the second half and it looked as if we were not going to score again until Ed Flynn scored a soccer style goal to leave for an exciting finish.
Manager Mervin O'Neill made a brave move when he brought in young Des Mann and he scored two crucial points.
The opposition managed just one point in the second period to leave the final score all square at 1-04 to 0-07.
Our team was Jim Corrigan, Clifford Grace, Brendan Daly, Kevin Osbourne, Bill Flynn, Alan Tutty, Eoin Kelly, John Handbidge, George Finlay, Darren O'Neill, Brian Lennon, Alan Daly, Pat Flynn, Harry Mangan, Ed Flynn. Subs: Ronan Conron and Des Mann.
Our Juniors will play Tinahely in Donard on Friday evening at 7.45pm. The lotto is now at €4,500.The club Lemon syndicate where the only match three last week.
Lotto - There was no Match 4 winner of the Club Lotto on Friday, March 28 when the numbers drawn were 1, 15 ,16 and 30 so next week, the jackpot goes up to €7,200.
If you're not already signed up please do so as not only are you in with a chance to win a serious Jackpot but you are also helping support your local club. It is €2 per week but goes a long way towards running all the facilities that we have. Sean O'Neill wins the Lucky Dip and will receive €25. Further details are available at www.brayemmets.com.
Senior Hurling - Round 2 Dublin League - Bray Emmets 0-21, St. Kevins 2-07 - On Sunday morning Bray travelled to Dolphin Park in Synge Street in their second game in the Dublin League.
Bray were under pressure early as the home side settled quickly.
Once Bray got to grips with the tight pitch they began to exert some influence on the game. The scores were level at half time Bray 0-9 to Kevin's 16. Bray were quick off the mark in the second half with Tom Cash accurate on frees and the full back line coping well with their big opponents.
Bray’s superior skill won out against their hard working opponents with the Bray men running out victors. That makes two wins from two in the Dublin league with these additional fixtures adding huge competition to the Bray adult hurling teams. Next up are St. Sylvestor’s in Emmet Park on Sunday.
U-14 Hurling - The U14 hurlers played Dublin league against Erins Isle on Saturday. This was an excellently entertaining match, tough as well, and not for the faint-hearted.
The first-half saw nice scores from CianLohan, David Maloney and James Anders. At half-time, it was level.
In the second-half, great battling from Lochlann Dougan, Sid Hunt and Andrew Conway, built the platform for two excellent goals – Ronan McMahon's strike a particularly good one.
The players who entered the fray gave a 110%, with particular mention deserved for Tony Jackson and Michael Timmons.
The final 10 minutes of courageous, battling spirit was what really enthused the Emmet Bhre manager. Chríochnaigh na foirn earchomhscór, 2-7 an fhoireann.
U-12 Girls football - The U-12 girls football team played against Ballyboden on Sunday.
The game was a free-flowing, competitive affair, played in a very amicable manner.
At half-time, the teams were level, with Amy Butler notching up a fine point.
In the second-half, Ballyboden applied more pressure. Emily Cahill and Emma Doyle were very much to the fore, supported by the goalscoring Orla O'Keeffe and Amy Healy in the midfield. In the end however, Ballyboden took the honours.
Mar sin féin, bhí Brian an-sásta leis anbhfoireann.
Foireann: Amy Butler (0-1), Amy Healy, Clodagh O'Keeffe, Emily Cahill, Emma Doyle, Jordan O'Brien, Méadhbh Wogan-Murphy, Orla O'Keeffe (1-0), Rachel Messitt, Róisín Murphy, Sarah Lambe, Sinéad Quigley, SíofraNíMhidigh. Bainisteoir – Brian O'Keeffe.
For all Juvenile team managers - If you have a match report, photographs, announcement, fundraisers or change of time for training or matches, please forward it to Conn O Midheach at email@example.com and it will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, the club website and included in the notes.