Our boys U-14 football team kick off their season this Wednesday at home versus Fergal Ógs at 7pm. All support welcome and good luck to the lads this season as they look to start with a win.
The first juvenile training session, for U-8, 10 and 12, takes place this Wednesday the 7th at our pitch in KIlmacurra.
Hurling starts at 5.15pm followed by football at 6pm.
Children U-8 are welcome to attend our nursery from 6pm to 6.30 pm.
Any juveniles who have not yet registered can do so on Wednesday. Parents who can help out as mentors, please put your name forward so that we can put out as many teams as possible and keep as many juveniles playing as we can.
Anyone wishing to place an order for club gear could you please contact Michael Murphy on 087 2648509 as soon as possible - the date for final orders is fast approaching. Items available are: hoodies, tracksuit bottoms, gear bags, beanie hats, wristbands and polo shirts.
The men's first team will be out in League Division 3 against Enniskerry this Saturday and the men's second team will be kicking off in Division 4 shortly. Excitement is building as our Under 14 girls team prepare for Féile this weekend.
Good luck to the girls in what should be a great weekend of sport.
Please remember that gumshields are compulsory for all training sessions and matches, and also that all memberships are now due.
The club would like to congratulate Murf and Niamh on their engagement.
Good luck to Joe Toomey as he takes on some of the biggest legends in the country in an attempt to become Ireland's Mr. Personality 2014……if his performances at corner back recently are anything to go by, he will be unstoppable.
Thanks to the Roundwood and District Athletic Club who have made a very generous gesture last week by offering to run their annual barbeque in June in aid of our development fund. More details will follow later.
Keep Easter Sunday (April 20) night free for a night of entertainment organised by Don Ferguson, 7pm Aras an Tochar.
These nights were a great success last Spring so come along everyone for plenty of music, song and comedy. Kids are welcome and bar will be open. This Friday, April 11 will see the kick off of the U8 and U-10 teams football games. If you want to see some of our future stars come along at 7.15pm to see the blitz.
Hard luck to the Senior men who put in a great display against Tinahely last Tuesday but were unable to turn them over in the end.
It is great to have Cian McHugh back playing after his stint away and his performance on the field showed no ill-effects, welcome back Cian.
There is only a couple of days left to buy your Garden County Development draw tickets.
Our Intermediate team had a very good win in Blessington on Saturday afternoon in Division 2 league on a score line of 2-12 to 1-07.
The home side put up a great fight and it was a very close game until the last quarter when Dunlavin finally started to get on top and pick off some vital scores, good performances all round from the lads and the substitutes made a huge difference when they came on in the second half, well done lads and good luck in the next game.
Our club lotto is now €5,200. Tickets are available from all business in the village for just €2. It could be you!
Also time is running out to purchase your Wicklow County Draw tickets at €50 first draw is April 11 with top prize of €10k! Still some tickets available from Ed's Fruit and Veg.
Nursery/U-8/U-10 football training Monday, April 7 at 7pm. Nursery/U-8/U-10 hurling training Tuesday, April 6. All players must be registered with our club to participate. Registration forms available from Ed's Fruit and Veg, or contact Louise Allen 087 2236216.
This year's poker night was held this Saturday in the Bel Air Hotel. It proved to be a great success yet again. We would like to thank Scott for organising it.
We would also like to thank Momentum for providing prices for the raffle. Thanks to everyone who came and made it a great night!
This year's membership fees are now due. They are as follows: Adults €50, Juveniles €20, Family €75 and if you have three or more juvenile members in one family the fee is only €50. These fees include a €10 levy for the development fund which will be used in improving facilities at the club.
Advertisement is now available for the scoreboard. The fee is €100 and you receive a free county draw ticket.
Please contact any member of the management committee for more details.
Our Intermediates lost away to Eire Og last Saturday by 3 points. They have won one and lost two so far so they will be looking for better returns over their next few games.
Our U-14s play their first league game tonight, Wednesday away to Clan na Gael (Kilmac/Enniskerry) in Kilmac pitch at 7pm. Meeting in Ashford at 6pm.
Our nursery continues on Friday nights at 6.15pm in the pitch. This is aimed at introducing four to six year olds to Gaelic games through fun games based coaching. It is open to boys and girls and new members are always welcome.
We host our first Go Games this Friday night in Ashford for U-8s and 10s at 6.45pm. As always we are looking for any help with the juveniles so even if you don't have any experience please give us a call and get involved.
If you should have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact club coaching co-ordinator Stephen Behan on 086 6018781.
Congratulations to Intermediate player Aaron Nugent who was on the Wicklow hurling panel which won the Division 2A League final in Navan at the weekend.
Gum shields must now be worn by all players so please ensure that everyone has one for both training and matches as you cannot play without it.
Please check out our social media sites for up to date information and news about the club and events:
Twitter: @AshfordGAA1884 (https://twitter.com/AshfordGAA1884)
Latest club news and information will be available through these mediums.
The county draw tickets are now on sale. These are due back very soon as the draw is approaching so, we need to ensure that we make every effort to sell the tickets so if anyone would like to purchase one then please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Executive committee.
The Senior teams interest in the Leinster league ended last Wednesday evening when they were beaten in a quarter final playoff by Ballyskenagh of Offaly.
The game was played in Ballinakil, Co, Laois and the final score was Ballyskenagh 4-9, Glenealy 0-7.
There was no winner of the jackpot in last week's lotto. T numbers drawn were 8, 9, 20, and 28.This week's jackpot is €2,900.
Glenealy hurling club would like to offer its condolences to the family of Roisin Gaffney, Parkmore, Moneystown who passed away recently. Roisin was the sister in law of our club secretary Peter King. To her daughter Hannah, mother Marie, sisters Mary, Theresa, Liz and Ann, her brother Stephen, nieces and nephews and the extended family we extend our deepest sympathy. RIP.
Our Senior footballers will be back in action in their next Division 2 league match against Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney, this Tuesday at 7pm in Pearse Park. Details of the match will be in next weeks notes.
Training will continue this week for our underage teams on Wednesday night, with Acadamey training taking place on a Saturday morning at 9.30am.
We're approaching the last week for selling our County draw tickets. If anyone has anything to return, can they return them to the complex as soon as possible.
Lotto numbers drawn - 2, 7, 13, and 30. No winners. Jackpot now €2,800.
Well done to Wicklow on a fine win, a gallant effort but just missed out on promotion. Well done to Harry and all the Wicklow set up.
Nice win for our Intermediate team beating Valleymount.
Rathnew GAA Club will be hosting a 50-year anniversary of our Minor Championship winning team of 1964.
They also won the 'Old IRA Cup' that year. The team brought great honour to the club and its only fitting to honour them.
The celebration takes place in Doyle's on April 11 at 9pm with music and refreshments. We hope to see all the members of the victorious team and their family on the night. Great chance to catch up on old stories with old friends.
Saturday coaching back up and running 12.15pm each and every Saturday please come along and check it out. New players always welcome. This is for all girls and boys!
Minor training and U-16 training on Monday nights.
Ladies team back in full swing so again check Facebook for times!
County draw tickets at €50 for sale now from all committee members! There are fantastic prizes available. Time to be getting yours now as time is running out!
Tickets now available at €15 for Strictly Come Dancing. Be sure to get yours now as there is a limit of 150 tickets!
Congratulations to Barry and Grace Smyth on the birth of their new baby girl Kathlyn Veronica Smyth recently.
Congratulations also to all the boy's and girls who made their Confirmation in Rathnew on Monday.
Gym membership available now contact Anto Doyle on 085-7252430
To get in contact: Vincent at 086 8430446 and facebook @ Rathnew GAA Club.
GARDEN COUNTY ACADEMY
Garden County Academy- Club Notes 7/4/2014 Coordinators: Hugh Kenny (087-2718537) Philip McGillycuddy (086-0270500)
Fundraising: Joe O'Brien (087-2577680) www.TeamWicklow.com Media/PR: Robert Walsh (087-1611010) The U-13s had 45 players attend a coaching session in Ballinakill last Saturday morning from 11-12.30pm.
The players experienced five different drills each with each drill focusing on a different aspect of their game. The hope is that as the sessions progress more players will be encouraged to attend.
Please note that the U-13 squad will be using dressing rooms five and six in Ballinakill for the remainder of the year unless otherwise informed. These are the dressing rooms at the front of the building.
The U-13 pitch will be the pitch on the right hand side as you drive into the facility.
The GCA U-15s had a coaching session with 27 players working extremely hard throughout the session. With a number of games coming up competition for places is really strong.
The Garden County Academy is delighted to announce that Colin O'Brien from Wicklow Town has agreed to assist the GCA with any graphic design work required.
Colin will be instrumental in designing all of the branded material that will be promoting the GCA in the coming weeks, months and years. Welcome aboard Colin!
Finally, Team Wicklow ambassadors are continuing to recruit members with a great response to date. If you would like to support the Garden County Academy initiative please call Joe O'Brien 087 2577680 or visit www.TeamWicklow.com. All funds raised go towards preparing our juvenile football players to challenge for Leinster and AllIreland success in years to come.
Wicklow Grand Development Draw 2014 Last few days to get your ticket! 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.
Adult Football - Our Division 3 team recorded an important win at home to Kilcoole on Sunday evening. Well done to all involved.
Next up on the fixture list is a Division 1 game away to Bray on Friday, April 11. Please come along and support.
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.
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.
Kilbride GAA Launch Evening will be held this Saturday, April 12 from 6.30-9pm in the hall in Kilbride. Food and refreshments will be served, there will be a games table for kids and there will even be a celebrity guest present to sign autographs and take photos! Please do come along, Kilbride GAA wants to show you what we plan to do over the next few years and we would really love you to accompany us on our journey!
We are currently looking for juvenile coaches for ages U-8s to U-12s both male and female, if you have any interest in this please contact Lorcan Clarke on 085-1219449.
Our men's team played Bray Emmets on Sunday the 6th and were narrowly defeated on a score line of 1-8 to 2-8.
Kilbride didn't get on the scoreboard for the first 20minutes or so but found ourselves trailing 1-3 to 1-5 at halftime.
It was a really good effort put in by all our lads against a side who are so far undefeated in their first three games. Let's keep it going and we will get a few wins lads!
The Kilbride GAA jackpot lotto was not won; the numbers drawn were 5, 6, 18, and 23. Our €20 weekly winners were Mary Keogh, Siobhan Keogh, Charley Keogh, Billy Meade and Imelda Morrison.
Our next draw is on Sunday, April 13 and will stand at €3,800.
Congratulations to the Senior ladies team who had a great win over Baltinglass during the week on a scoreline of 3-08 to 2-08.
Unfortunately the result went against the men's Junior A team on Saturday when they suffered defeat away from home in Rathnew.
Tickets are now available for the club's Awards Night. This is taking place on Saturday, April 19 in Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort.
Music on the night will be provided by Upload and if last year is anything to go by, we should be in for a great night. Tickets cost €20 and are available from Anne Flynn (0833744841) or Bridget Cahill (0877699765). Alternatively, you can contact any committee member or player to order.
Lotto draw will take place this Saturday in Leo's so please have tickets back by 9pm Saturday. Lotto entries can now also be submitted online via the club website, www.valleymountgaa.ie.
Lotto jackpot stands at €9,600, no winner. Numbers last week were 14, 15, 21, and 29. Match three winner was Ben Kirwin, Rampere. Intermediate lads were out against Stratford but lost out in the league.
The girls U-12s begin their league next Thursday away to Valleymount at 7pm.
County U-16s girls had a good win over Kildare. Well done to Marie and Mia.
Intermediate girls had two games in the Cup. They went down to Valleymount on a score of 3-8 to 2-8.
But they bounced back to beat St. Nic's on a score of 7-7 to 1-3.
The All-Ireland girls got more publicity as they are on the front page of the LGFA website. Well done to the Wicklow lads.
ARKLOW ROCK PARNELLS
Thanks to all the supporters and players who travelled to Mountmellick on Saturday. It was a hard fought battle, with the Rocks showing superior skill and hurling in the first half.
Seconds after the start, TJ Byrne tucked away a brilliant goal and then slotted over a point, to put the home team on notice. Up by three points at the half was a good start, although seven wides in the first half meant that the seasiders really should have been in front by a lot more.
However, playing against the wind proved a lot harder in the second half than the first.
A lot of the young lads contributed greatly and helped to form a great team effort, but in the end a couple of messy goals meant that the Rocks would go down ultimately to the Laois team by 48 to 1-11.
Thanks to all the supporters and players and everyone involved. The club can build on the success of this year's Leinster League and look forward to the coming season.