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.
ARKLOW ROCK PARNELLS
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.valleymountgaa.ie.
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.
GARDEN COUNTY ACADEMY
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 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.TeamWicklow.com.
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.hollywoodgaa.com 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.