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KIL­COOLE

Our un­der-8 hurlers trav­elled to the Bray Em­mets club on Fri­day night last. While we were down a few play­ers due to mid-term, in­jury, and be­ing grounded, we still man­aged to per­form re­mark­ably well.

Our two teams showed all the signs that they are train­ing hard and lis­ten­ing to their coaches. One of our teams played St. Pat's and two teams from Bray.

The two Dar­raghs (Grant and Shannon), Billy and Alex de­fended great all evening. Cian and Ryan Har­ri­son picked out some great passes. Ryan Do­herty was very brave when tack­ling and Eimer made great runs in at­tack. Kil­coole Team 2 played two teams from St. Pat's and a team from Kil­macanogue.

Laura was ex­cel­lent in goals. Ol­lie's puck outs were ex­cel­lent. Finian and Gavin cleaned up in de­fence all night. Re­gan and Dale were in­dus­tri­ous in mid­field.

Ben's strik­ing and pass­ing was im­pec­ca­ble. Christo­pher did a great job as our tar­get man in the for­wards and our youngest player on our panel, Lochlainn, showed re­mark­able com­po­sure to score the last goal of the night for Kil­coole Team 2.

Our at­ten­tion turns to the big ball next, as we travel to the pic­turesque Barn­der­rig on May 9.

Kil­coole un­der-12 foot­ballers con­tin­ued their win­ning ways in Kil­macanogue this week, and while the score was very flat­ter­ing on the night we also have to take a lot of sat­is­fac­tion from some of the in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances.

The usual sus­pects Luke O'Cal­laghan, Ben O'Neill and Tom Fitzger­ald were as solid as ever, but oth­ers who re­ally stood out on the night were Cian Hunt and Eoin Byrne who made mid­field their own when they moved out there.

El­liot Hat­ton, Tay­lor Bran­don, Fionn Mans­field, Jordan Gre­gory,Robyn Evans, Olly New­some, and Chloe Byrne all got their names on the score sheet while Char­lie Traynor, Conor Daye and Aaron Keddy did ev­ery­thing that was asked of them in what was a great team per­for­mance.

We now have a cou­ple of weeks be­fore our next game with the hurlers tak­ing the field and we wish them the very best of luck as they start their sea­son.

Foot­ball train­ing continues on Wed­nes­day nights at 6.30pm in the field.

Cill Comhaill Gaels suf­fered a dis­ap­point­ing loss to Ark­low Rocks in un­der-16 hurl­ing on Mon­day, April 21. We play Gle­nealy on Mon­day the 28th, here's hop­ing for a turn­around in our for­tunes!

Kil­coole played host to Laragh last week in the Ju­nior A foot­ball league. Be­fore throw in a minute's si­lence was ob­served by both teams for the late Mrs. Es­ther (Essie) Gam­mell, RIP, who died re­cently.

Mrs Gam­mell was a great GAA sup­porter and her great gran­son Dar­ren was play­ing for the home side.

Kil­coole started well and should have be­ing fur­ther ahead. How­ever Laragh set­tled and pushed us all the way.

We lead at half time 5-4 which was a bit dis­ap­point­ing con­sid­er­ing our amount of pos­ses­sion.

Again, we started the sec­ond half well and when Dara Keddy scored a goal for us it looked like we would push on and win com­fort­ably.

Laragh never gave up though and drew level at one stage. A goal by Vinny Quigley se­cured the win for us, even­tu­ally win­ning by four points on a score line of 2-9 to 11 points.

It was en­cour­ag­ing for Kil­coole to have seven dif­fer­ent scor­ers in a tight game, who were Dara Keddy 1-0, Vinny Quigley 1-1, Eoin Keddy 0-2, Danny Ka­vanagh 0-2, Stephen Cough­lan 0-2, Dar­ren Gam­mell 0-1 and Matt Gil­bert 0-1. Well done lads.

Our Ju­nior hurlers opened their Ju­nior hurl­ing league with a vic­tory over the mighty men from Western Gaels.

The night was per­fect for hurl­ing, with the pitch a credit to 'The curse of God' Quigley. It's only a shame he isn't able to weave the same magic with the 'hot' show­ers!

Get­ting back to the game - Kil­coole showed a lot of signs of a team that need more and more games of hurl­ing.

As the clock ticked on our hurl­ing did im­prove and got a lot sharper with some lovely scores com­ing from Rambo, Rosco, Chrissy Far­rell, and Eoiny Keddy near the end.

Our de­fence did come un­der pres­sure from time to time dur­ing the game and the miss-hit puck seem to con­fuse our six backs at var­i­ous times through­out the night.

In the end Kil­coole had a com­fort­able win on the score­board but tougher days will cross our paths es­pe­cially as we travel to the hos­tile en­vi­ron­ment of our near neigh­bours Eire Og Grey­stones next Wed­nes­day.

Spe­cial men­tion must go to our hon­orary Kil­coole man, Doyler, who missed tonight af­ter a re­cent knee oper­a­tion. Get well soon Ciaran.

The team in full was: Jay Walsh, JP, Mur­ray, Mikey O'Brien, Hugh­e­sie, Vinny Quigley, Eggy, Eoiny and Dar­ragh Keddy, Paddy O'Brien, Chrissy Far­rell, Rosco, John O'Brien, Rambo, Mark Cur­ran. Hero for Eggy, Joe Moore­house for John O'Brien, Shane Evans for Paddy O'Brien.

Kil­coole GAA club sym­pha­tise with the Gam­mell and Hat­ton fam­i­lies fol­low­ing the re­cent death of Mrs. Es­ther (Essie) Gam­mell.RIP. Mrs Gam­mell was one of Kil­coole's old­est res­i­dents, a life­long pioneer and sup­porter of our na­tive games. The fam­ily (sons, grand­chil­dren and­great grand­chil­dren) of Mrs Gam­mell have all wore the green and gold of Kil­coole through­out the years and her two broth­ers, Jimmy and Danny, were on the 1954 team, our last team to win the Se­nior foot­ball cham­pi­onship.

The tra­di­tion continues with the great gran­chil­dren of Mrs Gam­mell still rep­re­sent­ing the club. We ex­tend our sym­pa­thy to fam­ily and friends of the late Mrs. Gam­mell, RIP.

Lotto re­sults from Mon­day, April 22: Win­ning num­bers were 1, 6, 20, and 23. No win­ner. Three match threes: G Mitchell, R Mitchell, S Comp­ton.

Next week's jack­pot is a ma­jes­tic €2400 in the Molly's.

Best of luck to our lo­cal club­man and com­mit­tee mem­ber, Tom For­tune, in the up­com­ing lo­cal elec­tions.

Fi­nally, our club re­ceived a bit of good news late last Fri­day evening when we were in­formed we were the proud re­cip­i­ent of top prize in the Wick­low County Board Draw. Thank you Wick­low County board.

Our Go Games sea­son con­tin­ued with a very well hosted blitz last Fri­day in Bray Em­mets. Thanks to Gary and all in Bray for all the hos­pi­tal­ity, prompt run­ning, young whistlers etc.

We trav­elled with two teams again and I know I say it most weeks but sin­cere thanks from Pappy and my­self for the con­tin­ued loy­alty and sup­port from play­ers and par­ents alike.

Both teams played ex­cel­lently and our stan­dard of play is vis­i­bly im­prov­ing each week. The play­ers showed an ex­cel­lent level of will­ing­ness to try out our new skills, not worry about mis­takes and

lis­ten to the lit­tle pe­ices of ad­vice that come their way.

As coaches that's ex­actly the at­ti­tude we want to see so thank you to our great group of play­ers.

Train­ing as al­ways on tues­days at 6pm. New play­ers very wel­come, please con­tact Karl on 087 2488922.

We are hav­ing a scrap metal drive to raise much needed funds for the club with­out tap­ping the usual pock­ets. We would love both do­mes­tic and in­dus­trial items. For do­mes­tic please drop to the club­house car park from May 5 to 11. For larger do­mes­tic or in­dus­trial items please call Karl on 087 2488922 or Owen on 086 6181926 to ar­range collection. There are posters in most shops in the vil­lage with de­tails of what is col­lectible.

If in doubt please call Owen or my­self. Please en­cour­age any busi­ness con­tacts you have to do­nate. Ev­ery bit will help.

EN­NISKERRY

Lotto - Win­ning num­bers were 3, 4, 19, and 27. Bonus num­ber was 38. No jack­pot win­ner, match three num­bers re­ceive €48 each. Thanks to all buy­ers and sell­ers of club lotto tick­ets for con­tin­ued sup­port.

Ju­nior hurl­ing league - En­niskerry/Kil­mac 1-7 Kil­te­gan 3-13.

The hurlers started their league cam­paign last Wed­nes­day night in En­niskerry with a dis­ap­point­ing home de­feat to Kil­te­gan.

With Se­nior clubs able to re­grade five play­ers to play in this com­pe­ti­tion, it was al­ways go­ing to be a big ask to gather two points here and the vis­i­tors

made the early run­ning to lead by 2-7 to 0-4 at the break.

An early sec­ond half goal by Ge­orge O'Brien gave us hope but the West Wick­low side soaked up what pres­sure we put on them and kept the score­board tick­ing over at the other end to run out de­serv­ing win­ners.

Best on the night for E'kerry/Kil­mac were Christy Fox, Paul Ka­vanagh, Shane Vick­ers and Ger Black­byrne.

Team is away to Shil­le­lagh tonight (April 30) in Round 2. Best of luck to Mick, Jim, and Dave and the panel.

Mens Foot­ball - Val­ley­mount 1-9, En­niskerry 28. The foot­ballers gath­ered their sec­ond win on

the bounce in the CFL with a two-point win in Val­ley­mount on Sun­day morn­ing.

Play­ing with a slight breeze in the first pe­riod, we put to­gether some good at­tack­ing moves to put the lo­cals un­der se­vere pres­sure. Some well taken points by Stephen King and a penalty dis­patched by Anto O'Neill saw us lead by 1-5 to 0-4 at the break.

As ex­pected the home­sters ral­lied on the re­sump­tion, pick­ing off a few good scores to nar­row the mar­gin but when Alex O'Sul­li­van raised a green flag and Anto O'Neill and Alan King knocked over two su­per points, we were on our way.

A late rally by the lo­cals scor­ing 1-2 left it tight but the lads dug deep, show­ing great spirit to hang on and record a rare vic­tory on the lake­side.

Cer­tainly a su­per all round team ef­fort from 1 to 18, with res­o­lute dis­ci­plined de­fend­ing and great link up at­tack­ing play all round.

Our next CFL game is a lo­cal derby at home to Bray Em­metts on Satur­day, May 10 at 6pm.

Thanks to loyal band of sup­port­ers who made the long trek to the lake­side last Sun­day, your sup­port is much ap­pre­ci­ated by the panel and man­age­ment.

Ladies foot­ball - The ladies have a busy two weeks com­ing up with a prac­tice match against Stars of Eirn on Thurs­day the first and a league match away to Barindar­rig on Tues­day the 8th.

Sup­port of the team has been great all year, may it con­tinue.

Youths - Kil­macanogue En­niskerry un­der-16s played St. Kevin's in Hol­ly­wood on Tues­day night 22nd.

St Kevin's started strong and were up by seven points at half time.

St Kevin's did not ac­count for the strong team spirit of the away side and with a strong pass­ing game the lead was cut to two points with 15 min­utes re­main­ing.

The turn­ing point of the game was a penalty save by Ian Kir­win and with mo­men­tum now firmly with Kil­macanogue En­niskerry they drew level with five min­utes re­main­ing. With the sides ex­chang­ing points right up to the fi­nal minute up stepped Rhys Cope to drive over the win­ning point. This was an out­stand­ing sec­ond half per­for­mance by ev­ery­one on the night.

Scor­ers on the night were: Sam O'Cal­laghan, Alan Acres, Wil­liam Coogan and Rhys Cope.

With two games re­main­ing against Carnew and Barn­dar­rig a league semi-fi­nal spot now looks pos­si­ble.

NEW­TOWN

Great fun was had by all at the nurs­ery last weekend where the Easter Bunny made a spe­cial ap­pear­ance, the sun was shin­ing and there was a great crowd. Many thanks to the Easter Bunny and all his helpers

New­town GAA un­der-14 girls train on a Fri­day evening at 6.30pm up on the New­town GAA pitch. Any girls be­tween 10-14 in­ter­ested in play­ing GAA come along and join us we al­ready have a great bunch of girls with a bright fu­ture ahead of them and would love for this team to grow

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Doyle fam­ily who all at New­town GAA know well on the mar­riage of Brian to Ni­amh Sher­lock this weekend with a won­der­ful re­cep­tion at Trud­der lodge. Con­grat­u­la­tions also to our un­der-16 men­tor Stephen Kelly and his wife Amy on the birth of their daugh­ter. Best wishes from all at New­town GAA

The lotto jack­pot of €4,000 rolls over again next as it was not won this week. 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.

KIL­COOLE CAMO­GIE

The Camo­gie play­ing sea­son is in full swing at the mo­ment and the Kil­coole girls are busy!

The adults have com­pleted 4 rounds on the Dublin Div League and have 3 more be­fore the exam break. Our thanks to Fer­gal Og and New­cas­tle GAA Clubs for the use of their pitches for home games.

This week's fix­ture takes us to Castle­knock to take on Naomh Brid. This match is on Thurs­day.

We would like to wel­come all the new play­ers who joined this group for 2014. A num­ber of for­mer play­ers left the area to fur­ther their ed­u­ca­tion and work ca­reers. We wish them well wher­ever they go.

Our un­der-15s have played most of their Dublin League games with one game in hand.

The un­der-13s are half­way through their Dublin League with lots of games to be played be­fore the end of June and their Sum­mer break.

The Wick­low play­ing sea­son is in its early stages - our Se­niors have played two games in the league while un­der-14s and un­der-16s spring into ac­tion this week.

The un­der-14s wel­come Donard-Glen to CCA for their first game while our un­der-16s travel to Donard to play Donard-Glen/Kil­te­gan.

Our un­der-12s have their sec­ond Blitz on Fri­day in An­nacurra and we wish them well.

The best of Luck to Kil­coole Pri­mary School in the Cu­mann na mBun­scol Blitz this week and the same to CCA in their County Ju­nior 'A' fi­nal com­ing up soon.

Camo­gie Coach­ing gets un­der­way in KPS shortly.

It's never too late to get in­volved and new play­ers are al­ways wel­come.

Con­tact: Tracy 0877518680/ Breda 0876998536

BRAY EM­METS

Lotto - There was no match 4 win­ner of the club lotto on Fri­day, April 25 when the num­bers drawn were 6, 10, 18 and 20 so next week, the jack­pot goes up to €7,600. Fur­ther de­tails are avail­able at www.brayem­mets.com.

Un­der-14 Hurl­ing Feile - The un­der-14 Wick­low hurl­ing Féile took place on Satur­day in Bal­li­nakill. Bray Em­mets were look­ing for­ward and pre­par­ing ea­gerly for these games. A 20 man panel lined out across the three vic­to­ri­ous games, and the ef­forts of all 20 were what pleased the men­tors most.

The fi­nal will be played against Carnew this Wed­nes­day, April 30.

Un­der-8 and un­der-10 Go Games - Bray Em­mets hosted the un­der-8 and 10 Go Games hurl­ing where over 150 kids turned up.

It was an ex­cel­lent evening of en­ter­tain­ment where some of the skill shown by all teams would not be out place in sim­i­lar events in Kilkenny or Clare. There were teams from St. Pats, Kil­macanogue, St Fear­gals and Kil­coole along with teams from the host club tak­ing part in closely con­tested and sport­ing games.

Un­der-12 Foot­ball - Over the last three weeks the un­der-12 foot­ballers have had three teams play­ing in Wick­low.

As you can ap­pre­ci­ate it is great to be in a po­si­tion to en­ter two sep­a­rate teams equat­ing to up to 40 boys play­ing foot­ball at un­der 12 in Wick­low and can only hap­pen with the con­tin­ued good­will of the play­ers and par­ents in go­ing to games, long may it con­tinue

Boy's un­der-16 Foot­ball - Our un­der-16 boy's foot­ball team lost away to Rath­new in their first game in sec­tion B of the League on Mon­day, April 14 on a score line of 3-09 to 1-05.

Un­der-16 Hurl­ing - Bray played their first game last Mon­day away v Gle­nealy. It was their first time to­gether as a group and there were very en­cour­ag­ing signs of the po­ten­tial of the group. Gle­nealy won the game but were made to work for it par­tic­u­larly in the sec­ond half of the match.

EIRE OG GREY­STONES

CAILÍNÍ FAOI-14 Wed­nes­day night our u-14 girls trav­elled to Bless­ing­ton to play the lo­cals in the league. Éire Óg lost, 4-8 to3-2, (we were three points be­hind at the break).

A hugely en­cour­ag­ing re­sult when one con­sid­ers that in the cor­re­spond­ing en­counter last year our girls failed to score.

The un­der-12s, who have had a run of three vic­to­ries in the B-League, travel to play An Tóchar on Wed­nes­day evening at 7pm.

Go-Games - Éire Óg, Bray Em­metts and Ash­ford got to­gether for the un­der-8 Go-Games blitz which was run off in Ash­ford re­cently. On this oc­ca­sion the Éire Óg man­age­ment were in the happy po­si­tion of hav­ing an em­bar­rass­ment of riches.

A not-un­wel­come prob­lem that had its so­lu­tion, thanks to the flex­i­bil­ity of the Go-Games sys­tem, in the field­ing of three teams. Men­tors Kevin Healy, Peter O'Neill, An­gela O'Leary, Cáitríóna Shana­han, Paddy Meyler, John Caf­frey, Phe­lim O'Con­nell and Austin Baines were very pleased with the way the to­tal­ity of the play­ers got in­volved on the field and they took great sat­is­fac­tion from the stan­dard of foot­ball dis­played by their charges -a huge im­prove­ment over last year.

Cathal Kirby, Holly Sheehy and Alec Bartek proved to be ex­cel­lent choices for goal-keep­ing du­ties.

The con­struc­tive pass­ing of Hugh O'Car­roll (set up a goal), Piaras Healy, (some ex­cel­lent free-tak­ing), Maeve Gur­rin (won great ball), Char­lie Gro­gan and Thomas O'Con­nell showed a ma­tur­ing un­der­stand­ing of team play.

The kick pass, a dif­fi­cult skill and un­for­tu­nately un­der­utilised in the mod­ern game, was shown to good ef­fect by Joshua Barry, Seán Le­hane, Robert Moore, Liam Leonard, Jack Flynn, Orla Don­nelly, Tom and Seán Meyler, Daniel Con­nerty and Jack Caf­frey. The Meyler twins and Jack Caf­frey also con­trib­uted on the score-board.

Colm O'Neill and Adam Travers de­lighted with their field­ing as did Sam Travers with his long, re­liev­ing kicks.

Dearbhla Browne, Tara Casey, Max Moody, Is­abella O'Far­rell, Char­lie Keogh, Jack Ferns and Cathal Byrne were staunch in their de­fend­ing and demon­strated a good un­der­stand­ing of their role.

The mod­i­fied pitches proved to be too short to con­tain the pow­er­ful kick-outs of Alex Baines and Dar­ragh Shana­han showed him­self an ef­fec­tive at­tacker.

DE­VEL­OP­MENT DRAW - Con­grats to the Kil­coole club on win­ning the top prize (10K) in Fri­day night's draw. The other im­por­tant prizes went to sub­scribers from Rath­new (5K), AGB (2.5K), Ti­na­hely (1.5K) and An Tóchar (1K).

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