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Se­nior Foot­ballers - It looks likely that a re­play will be needed af­ter the game on Fri­day the 11th of April at 7.45pm in An­nacurra against Coolkenno in Di­vi­sion 1A.

An­nacurra were leading by five points in added time when the lights for the field failed and the game could not be com­pleted. We will let you know more once we be­come aware of it.

GAA Lotto - March 17th: num­bers, 4, 8, 15, and 21. No jack­pot win­ner, match three win­ners: Billy Moules, Wood­side Nurs­eries and Pat O'Brien, c/o Ann Byrne.

Jack­pot stands at €3,800, next draw in the Sal­tee on Mon­day night.


Train­ing for all age groups continues ev­ery week and we would wel­come any new play­ers that want to join, please con­tact club for times and venue's. Mary Cof­fey, An­nie Darcy and Dora Burke all had three num­bers in lotto, tick­ets on sale ev­ery week. Our U-16 are out in there first match at home to Carnew on Wed­nes­day 16th at 7pm. Good luck girls.

The club are hold­ing an U-16 Ta­ble Quiz in Glen­malure Lodge on Thurs­day the 17th start­ing at 6 pm. Ta­ble of four €20. Raf­fle on night with prizes ga­lore. Ev­ery­body wel­come. Club con­tact Dora 087 6719531


Train­ing for our Se­niors con­tinue ev­ery Mon­day and Wed­nes­day evenings at 7.30pm. We'd no game last weekend and no fix­ture this weekend ei­ther the fol­low­ing weekend were away to Kil­coole in the league.

Our U-12s started of there league cam­paign last Mon­day with a great home win against Lacken/Kil­bride train­ing continues Wed­nes­day evenings at 6.30pm in The field.

We held our first U-8 and U-10 blitz on Fri­day evening we had teams from New­town and Kil­mac there was some ex­cel­lent foot­ball played from all teams in­volved.

A big thanks to Marie for keep­ing ev­ery­one sup­plied with tea and bis­cuits on the night. Train­ing continues ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 6.30pm in the field.

Our lads play­ing U14 with Avon­dale had a great win over St Kevin's last Wed­nes­day and they play in Avon­dale tonight against New­town. Train­ing for this these lads is in Avon­dale ev­ery Mon­day from 6.30pm to 7.45pm.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Avon­dale Com­mu­nity Col­lege on win­ning the Se­nior B Cham­pi­onship fi­nal against Ark­low CBS last week, es­pe­cially to our own club play­ers Damien, Evan and Mark.

There's an­other chance to get your €50 County De­vel­op­ment ticket as the draws been ex­tended un­til the end of the month. So any­one that has tick­ets please get them to John Mer­ri­gan ASAP or if any­one in­ter­ested in buy­ing in one con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

The club send its deep­est sym­pa­thies to the Steele and Kennedy fam­i­lies on the sud­den pass­ing of Lyla last week.


Lotto - num­bers drawn were 5, 10, 22, and 29. There was one match three for €200 and that was Ea­monn Franey c/o him­self. Jack­pot now €2,900.

Rath­new GAA Club hosted a 50 year an­niver­sary of our Mi­nor cham­pi­onship win­ning team of 1964. They also won the 'Old IRA Cup' that year. A great night was had with each player or their fam­ily mem­ber re­ceiv­ing a beau­ti­ful en­graved plaque. Thanks to Joe Ja­cob and Ja­cobs Well for kindly spon­sor­ing the plaques, to Doyle's, the hard­work­ing Ladies Com­mit­tee, Thomas and Shay for the mu­sic, Jimmy Dunne and all the ex-play­ers who made the night spe­cial.

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. The ladies team are 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.

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 Stephen and Gwen Mitchell on the birth of their new bounc­ing baby boy Ai­dan Mitchell re­cently. We be­lieve a Rath­new jersey has been or­dered and is on its way to Ai­dan.

Gym mem­ber­ship avail­able now, con­tact Anto Doyle on 085 7252430.

Club mem­ber­ship now due, the club does not run on air. To get in con­tact: Vin­cent at 086 8430446 and Face­book at Rath­new GAA Club.


Our Se­nior hurl­ing team put in a power packed per­for­mance to see off the chal­lenge of Cul­lion from West­meath in the semi-fi­nal of the Le­in­ster Hurl­ing League in Kil­te­gan on Satur­day evening. The fi­nal score was 3-10 to 1-3.

We play Mount­mel­lick, Laois in the Le­in­ster fi­nal date and venue not yet known.

Our club wish to con­vey their sin­cere sym­pa­thy to Martin Doogue, Balt­in­glass on the death of his sis­ter Josie Dardis, Dublin who was in­terred in Car­low ceme­tery on Fri­day to his ex­tended fam­ily and friends, in­clud­ing Dave Mur­ray our Sym­pa­thy.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Eimear Doyle who won the County Camo­gie/GAA skills fi­nals. Eimear will rep­re­sent our Camo­gie club and county later in the year in Croke Park.

Well done also Jamie Fur­long ac­quit­ted him­self well in the fi­nals and was one of the youngest ever par­tic­i­pants to take part.

Lotto -01, 12, 16, 28 - There were no jack­pot win­ner and there were two match three win­ner con­grat­u­la­tions to Pippa Mathews, Des Fo­ley and Dan Kear­ney. Next week's jack­pot will now be €4,200 and the draw will take place in Ju­niors on Mon­day April 14 at 10pm.

Kil­te­gan Ju­ve­niles - Well done to the U-8s and U-10s who com­peted in the foot­ball Go Games on last Satur­day in Carnew.

Foot­ball train­ing on ev­ery Sun­day morn­ing for U-6s to U-12s from 11am - 12.15pm.

Hurl­ing train­ing on ev­ery Tues­day evening for U6s to U-12s from 6.30pm - 7.15pm.


Keep Easter Sun­day (April 20) night free for a night of en­ter­tain­ment or­gan­ised by Don Fer­gu­son, 7pm Aras an Tochar. Kids are wel­come and bar will be open.

Our Se­nior team had a good over Donard in the league at home last Satur­day night. This even­tu­ally lead to a seven point vic­tory on a score line of 3-07 to 1-06.

The club wish Paddy Crow­ley the best of luck with his re­cov­ery from a re­cent knee oper­a­tion and hope­fully we will see back on the pitch soon.

Thanks to all who sup­ported our €50 ticket draw the past few weeks.

While our sales are down on last year it will still gen­er­ate a lot of money for the club. Re­gret­tably the County Board has de­ferred the draw for two weeks and the first draw will now be on Fri­day April 25. We apol­o­gise to any­one who has pur­chased and was ex­pect­ing the draw to take place Fri­day night but this de­ci­sion was un­for­tu­nately one we had no con­trol over.

Good luck to Kyle Flynn and John Con­nor who are part of the Wick­low Mi­nor squad with a very tricky opener in Na­van this Satur­day.

These lads have trained in Round­wood all win­ter and have been a credit to John Mur­phy and se­lec­tors with the re­spect they've shown our fa­cil­i­ties.

Well done to our U-10 and U-8 teams who took on Kil­coole, Avon­dale and St. Pat's in the first GoGames blitz of the year at Áras an Tóchar last Fri­day evening.

The next Go-Games will be held in St. Pat's Wick­low on May 9. Thank you to all who helped out on the night, ref­er­ee­ing, set­ting out pitches, mak­ing teas etc.

The club ex­tends its sym­pa­thies to the Swords fam­ily, Bal­li­nas­toe on the death of Mrs Dympna Swords.


On the field our Ju­nior team were de­feated by Bless­ing­ton in the Hennessey Cup on Satur­day in Bless­ing­ton, this game will do our lads the world of good as they ap­proach the start of the Ju­nior west league and cham­pi­onship.

The team play Balt­in­glass on Thurs­day evening at 7.15pm in Dunlavin in the first round of the West League, good luck lads.

Our In­ter­me­di­ates have an­other weekend off from com­pet­i­tive foot­ball this weekend.

We are cur­rently look­ing for hurl­ing coaches for our U-8s and U-10s. This week's lotto jack­pot is €5,400. Tick­ets are avail­able in all the lo­cal busi­ness around the vil­lage at only €2! You Gotta be in it to win it!

The Wick­low County de­vel­op­ment draw has been put back to April 28, so there is still time to get your hands on a ticket.


The Rocks have one of their leg­endary so­cial nights planned for the May bank hol­i­day weekend. We're plan­ning a great night of en­ter­tain­ment on May 3 from '8 til late' up at the club­house.

Fi­nally, con­do­lences to Char­lie Mon­aghan and his fam­ily on the loss of his grand­mother. Ar dheis

Dé go raibh a h-anam.


Lotto jack­pot stands at €9,800, no win­ner. Num­bers last week were 4, 6, 14, and 25. Match three win­ners were Mary Cole­man, Tri­ona Groves, the Plant fam­ily and Au­drey Kenny.

The Se­niors had a good win in Di­vi­sion 1 League over St. Pat's on a score of 1-18 to 0-7.

The grand de­vel­op­ment draw was post­poned un­til April 25, so there is still time to buy a ticket. They are on sale from all com­mit­tee mem­bers and from Pat­ter­sons at €50.

The U-6 Academy is up and run­ning on Wed­nes­day evening from 6 to 7pm.

The U-11 boys had a great day in Croke Park on Mon­day as part of the na­tional Go-Games cel­e­bra­tion week.

The U-10s are in Bal­li­nakill on Thurs­day from 6.30pm as part of the Go-Games.

The boys U-12s had two great wins last week over Bless­ing­ton and Ti­na­hely. The girls U-12s had a good win over Val­ley­mount and are away to St. Ni­cholas in Dunlavin on Thurs­day at 7pm.

Our U-14s were out in the Feile last weekend but were de­feated in all games.

The club send their deep­est sym­pa­thy to the fam­ily and friends of Cian Gard­ner from Bless­ing­ton who sadly passed away re­cently.


There was no win­ner of the lotto draw this week. Num­bers drawn were 21, 22, 24, and 28. €25 win­ners were Derek Reid, Mary Reid and Deirdre Ryan. Next draw takes place on April 26 with the jack­pot stand­ing at €4,100.

Lotto en­tries can now also be sub­mit­ted on­line via the club web­site, www.val­ley­mount­

Tick­ets are still avail­able for the club's awards night. This is tak­ing place on Satur­day, April 19 in Tul­far­ris Ho­tel and Golf Re­sort.

Tick­ets cost €20 and are avail­able from Anne Flynn (083 3744841) or Brid­get Cahill (0877699765).

Al­ter­na­tively, you can con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber or player to or­der. Con­grats to James Fitz­patrick and Tina on the birth of baby girl, Ash­ley.

Best of luck to Brian Mi­ley and the Wick­low County Mi­nors who take on Meath in the first round of the cham­pi­onsip next week.

Good luck to the Ju­nior C team who are play­ing their first league game in Di­vi­sion 4 on Thurs­day night at 7.15pm in Bless­ing­ton. All sup­port greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

All out­stand­ing mem­ber­ship must be paid be­fore the game, No pay, no play. There are still a few tick­ets avail­able for the de­vel­op­ment draw which has been put back un­til Fri­day, April 25, con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber if in­ter­ested.

Fi­nally, the club would like to ex­tend our deep­est sym­pa­thies to the fam­ily, rel­a­tives and friends of Mrs. Lil Dwyer, Donard, who died last week.


Our Se­niors were the only ones in ac­tion last week, they played An Tochar in Round­wood last week.

Our lads got a great start right af­ter the throw in a high ball dropped into Pat Flynn who took it down and fed Des Mann who then rat­tled the net, the same play a few months later re­sulted in Des get­ting a point.

We held our own for re­main­der of first half and were only a point be­hind at half time, how­ever in the sec­ond half our young team with seven ju­niors on board just didn't have the power or ex­pe­ri­ence of the home team and we're even­tu­ally bet by seven points. Team: Jim Cor­ri­gan, Kevin Os­bourne, Alan Tutty, Ro­nan Con­ron, Eoin Kelly, John Han­bidge, Bill Flynn, Ge­orge Fin­lay, Brian Len­non, Alan Daly, Harry Man­gan, Dar­ren O'Neill, Des Mann, Pat Flynn, Jack Gra­ham. Subs: Gerry Daly, Moyni­han, Colm O'Neill.

Next Thurs­day in Strat­ford our Ju­niors start off the west league against the lo­cals, we hope to see ye all there at 6.45pm for a 7.15pm start.

The lotto is now worth €5,500 last week Tom Flood, Char­lie Walsh, Mary and Ed­die Kelly ,Laura Flynn matched three. Con­do­lences to the Dwyer fam­ily on the death of Lil who died dur­ing the week


Our Se­nior foot­ballers were un­lucky not to come out on top, when they played Ark­low Geraldines-Bal­ly­money in the Di­vi­sion 2 league last Tues­day night. In the end both teams fin­ished tied, by a score line of 1-15 to 2-12 for Avon­dale.

Our Ju­nior foot­ballers will start their league cam­paign on Thurs­day night in the com­plex against New­town at 7.15pm. We hope to see ev­ery­one out there on the night to sup­port the lads.

Our Mi­nor foot­ballers will be in ac­tion against Fer­gal Og in Bray on Easter Sun­day at 11am.

If you haven't yet pur­chased your County draw ticket, there is still time.

Any­one who would like to buy a ticket can con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber.


Co­or­di­na­tors: Hugh Kenny (087-2718537) Philip McGil­ly­cuddy (086-0270500)

Fundrais­ing: Joe O'Brien (087-2577680) www.TeamWick­ Me­dia/PR: Robert Walsh (087-1611010) The U-13s had a weekend off and will not train un­til Satur­day, April 26 given the Easter hol­i­days.

The U-14s trained with 39 play­ers and had fur­ther 8 dual play­ers rep­re­sent­ing the county in the hurl­ing blitz also staged at Bal­li­nakill.

The squad will take part in their first Le­in­ster blitz of the year. The GCA will be field­ing two squads in sep­a­rate groups. Squad 1 will play Laois, and Wex­ford whilst squad 2 will play Car­low and Wex­ford 2. These games will take place this Satur­day morn­ing in Bal­li­nakill.

Wick­low U-16s trav­elled to Kin­negad to play West­meath in a chal­lenge match. To en­sure the max­i­mum num­bers of play­ers would get the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate, both teams agreed to three pe­ri­ods of 20 min­utes. Wick­low won 3-9 to 2-14.

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.TeamWick­

All funds raised go to­wards pre­par­ing our ju­ve­nile foot­ball play­ers to chal­lenge for Le­in­ster and All-Ire­land suc­cess in years to come.

Fi­nally, the Gar­den County Academy com­mit­tee would like to wel­come all in­volved a very happy Easter.


The club ex­tends its deep­est sym­pa­thy to the fam­ily of our care­taker Tommy Dwyer on the death of his mother Lil. 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 was de­layed and is due to take place in the com­ing weeks. Tick­ets are on sale from the Club Ex­ec­u­tive for €50. Hol­ly­wood play- er Thomas Burke claimed first prize in the cor­re­spond­ing 2013 draw.

Adult Foot­ball - Our Di­vi­sion 1 team suf­fered de­feat away to Bray last Fri­day night on a score of 1-17 to 1-9.

Texas Hold'Em Poker Night - The club will host a Texas Hold'Em poker night in the Clu­b­rooms on Fri­day April 18 at 8pm sharp. Check out our Face­book page 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.hol­ly­ for 2014. Mem­ber­ship rates in­clud­ing fam­ily mem­ber­ship of­fers can be viewed on our web­site.

Hol­ly­wood GAA Golf Clas­sic - Hol­ly­wood GAA will be host­ing a golf clas­sic dur­ing the sum­mer. De­tails are be­ing worked out by the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee. If any­one would like to get in­volved, please con­tact Sea­mus Tutty.


Kil­bride GAA Launch Evening was held on Satur­day, April 12 from 6.30-9pm in the hall in Kil­bride. Food and re­fresh­ments were served from sand­wiches and cup­cakes to Easter eggs and sweets (let's hope our play­ers didn't over in­dulge!).

There was a great turn out of young and old alike which was great to see. Our strate­gic fiveyear plan was printed and bound and given to ev­ery­one who at­tended, now that we are all on the one page. Let's push on and make this plan a re­al­ity.

We are cur­rently look­ing for ju­ve­nile coaches for ages un­der-8s to un­der-12s both male and fe­male, if you have any in­ter­est in this please con­tact Lor­can Clarke on 085-1219449.

Our men's team played Ballymanus on Sun­day morn­ing in a chal­lenge match and al­though they are a di­vi­sion ahead of us we were trail­ing by a soli­tary point at half­time 0-7 to 0-6, in the sec­ond half we stuck with them as best we could but they ran out even­tual win­ners on a score line of 0-10 to 0-16.

The Kil­bride GAA jack­pot lotto was not won, the num­bers drawn were 13, 16, 22, and 26.

Our €20 weekly win­ners were David Cum­mins, Noel Kinsella, Pat Dono­hoe, Katie Bealin and Larry O'Con­nor Jnr.. Our next draw is on Sun­day April 13 and will stand at €3,900.


Our U-10s played first blitz in Aughrim on Satur­day a great day had by all. Train­ing 6-7pm on Mon­days as usual and all roads lead to Bal­li­nakill Rath­drum on Good Fri­day at 6.45pm.

The U-12 foot­ballers were beaten by Balt­in­glass af­ter a close con­test on Sun­day last. Next up is a game away to An Tochar next Tues­day at 7pm. Train­ing Thurs­day at 5.30pm.

The U-14 hurlers have two league games this week, first up to­day, Wed­nes­day, at home to group team Eire Og/Kil­coole and away Fri­day to Gle­nealy. Both games at 7pm.

Hurl­ing train­ing continues ev­ery Tues­day for U8s and U-10s from 5.30pm and U-12s and U-14s at 6.30pm.

The U-16s lost to Balt­in­glass last Fri­day. It was the first league match and the young team played well in patches. The sec­ond league match is on Mon­day, away to Round­wood


No win­ner of the lotto jack­pot this week. Num­bers drawn were 1, 06, 10, and 26. There was one match three win­ner - Holly Tim­mins €100. Sell­ers prize win­ner was The Wagon Wheel.

Next week's jack­pot stands at €15,900. Tick­ets on sale in the Wag­ons, Ja­cob's, Byrne's shop, The Cor­ner House, Boland's, and Sean Mur­phy's Butch­ers.

Knock­ananna played Shil­le­lagh last Tues­day night in Shil­le­lagh and turned in a bril­liant per­for­mance, de­spite hav­ing only 15 play­ers to choose from. We won 1-12 to 1-06.

This is where the black card rule will de­stroy small clubs, imag­ine one black card last week and we were up the creek.

The game it­self was very open with Shil­le­lagh cre­at­ing a lot of space in their for­ward line but Tris­tan Ma­her was alert to this, cut­ting off a lot of ball and Alan Humphries win­ning any­thing in the air.

Our for­wards were win­ning their own ball and scor­ing some great points.

Its great to see Padraig Lan­caster back play­ing again af­ter a se­ri­ous in­jury and he was su­perb through­out, great field­ing, great runs and two tasty points.

Scor­ers: Kevin Tyrrell 4 pts, Damo Byrne 1-02, Patrick O Keeffe 1pt Paudge Lan­caster 2pts, Gary Bradley 1pt, Ed Bracken 1 pt and John Paul 1 pt

Ju­ve­nile - The Go Games are up and run­ning again for the Sum­mer. Our un­der-8s and 10s trav­elled to Aughrim last Satur­day morn­ing win­ning all three matches each.

Train­ing continues ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Fri­day night at 6.30pm. Our un­der-10 team have been in­vited to play in the cen­tre of ex­cel­lence in Bal­li­nakill on Good Fri­day at 6.30pm.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Sean and Fiona Hughes on the birth of their baby boy last Thurs­day.

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