On Thursday evening last our Junior team started the league with a home victory over AGB. The score line was Tinahely 3-12, AGB 1-4. We had 27 men togged out looking to play football. This Thursday we are away to Avoca at 7.15pm. Our Senior team played Donard at home in the league on Sunday morning last and again it was noted we had 24 men togged out.
Tinahely won the match 3-12 to 0-09 to leave us top of the league. We now play Annacurra on Friday evening away.
Congratulations to Tony Darcy and Dawn Bowes who got married last week.
Finally the County Development Draw took place on Friday last and one of our members won a cash prize.
Well done to Brendan Behan who lined out at full forward on the Wicklow Minor football team against Meath recently.
The numbers drawn in the club lotto draw held on April 14 were 5, 6, 17, and 24. There was no jackpot winner. Myra and Fiona Nolan from Raheengraney matched three numbers and won €100. Tommy Murphy won the promoter's prize.
The Intermediate football team travel to take on Ballinacor in Division 2 of the league on this Friday, May 2, throw-in is at 7.15pm, assemble at Kenny's car park at 6pm sharp.
The juvenile nursery continues on the Fairgreen each Friday evening commencing at 7pm. It's brilliant to see the growing number of juveniles taking part, well done also to the people helping out with the coaching.
We played away to Kilcoole on Sunday morning with half the team missing due to injuries and work commitments we managed to pull a team together at the last minute but we failed to take anything from the game losing out by four points in the end. But a big thanks to all players who travelled.
Just a note for future games, if any player can't attend a game please contact any member of management team as it's hard to plan when you don't know who you're going to have for a game. Training continues tonight at 7.30pm, hope to see all there.
Championship coming up on Friday, May 16 so all players to attend all training sessions.
Our under-12s played away to a strong Stratford team last Tuesday and lost out by a few points in the end but kept with then all the way until the end. This team have no game this week but will train as usual Wednesday at 6.30pm.
Avondale's under-14s play away to AGB on Thursday at 7.15pm in Ballymoney. Training for this group is every Monday in Avondale.
We have another blitz for our under-8s and 10s on Friday week in the field any help on the night would be appreciated also we'd like to see more support for these young kids.
All other juvenile training is in the field every Wednesday.
Unfortunately we had no winners in the first county development draw but don't worry as there's still two draws left.
Again, we say a big thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket. Any outstanding money from ticket sales is over due so get it to John Merrigan or any committee member by this weekend.
Thanks to everyone that helped out in the field on Saturday.
Anyone who hasn't yet paid there membership please do so ASAP we've extended it until the end of March to accommodate everyone, this can be given to Christopher Merrigan or any committee member.
The club send it's deepest sympathies to Noel Doonan and all his family and friends on the sudden death of his brother and nephew last weekend.
Our Junior hurling team got their campaign off to a winning start when they defeated Kilmac/Enniskerry in the first round of the County Junior Hurling League in their home ground on Wednesday evening the final score 3-13 to 1-5. They play Glenealy in the next round at home on Wednesday evening at 7.15pm.
Our Junior football team lost their second game in a row in the West League when Dunlavin beat them by 1-9 to 1-7 in a game that we were always chasing due to some bad shooting from our forwards.
Our club wishes to convey deepest sympathy to the O'Toole family the Sallys, Rathdangan on the death of Nancy O'Toole who died on Friday morning, to her sons Michael and Jim, daughters Mary, Ann, Sheila and Margaret, her grandchil- dren, relatives and friends our sympathy, Nancy was a great supporter of our club and was President of the Camogie Club who formed a Guard of Honour at her funeral and Sunday as a mark of respect. All training, football and camogie were cancelled. May she rest in peace.
Best of luck to our Senior hurling team when they take on Mountmellick of Laois in the final of the Division 4 Leinster League in Dr. Cullen Park, Carlow on Sunday at 1.15 pm.
Congratulations to Pat Judy Keogh on winning a prize in the County Development Draw on Friday night in Aughrim
Lotto - Numbers 13, 14, 24, 30 - There were no jackpot winner and there was one match three winner. Congratulations to Aine Boland.
Next week's jackpot will now be €4,600 and the draw will take place in Katie Lowes on Monday April 28 at 10pm.
Juveniles - Hurling training for under-6, under-8, under-10 and under-12 on every Tuesday night from 6.30pm to 7.45pm.
Football training for under-6, under-8, under-10 and under-12 on every Sunday morning from 11am to 12.15pm.
Michael Dwyers - Under-14s - The under-14 football team drew with St. Kevin's on Sunday evening in the league.
It turned out to be a great game even though we only had 13 players. Score: Ml. Dwyer 2-16, St. Kevin's 6-04.
Hard luck to the under-14 hurlers who did not qualify for the Feile this year.
The next league match for the under-14 hurlers is away on Wednesday night against Glenealy at 7.20pm.
Under-16s - The under-16s hurlers lost to Carnew last week in the first round of the league. Score on the night Dwyers 0-07, Carnew 4-17.
Next league match is away to Arklow on Monday, April 28.
Minors - Minors had to give a walk over to Blessington on Saturday as we were unable to field a team. This is the last match untill after the Leaving Cert so hopefully numbers will improve then.
Our Junior team defeated Kiltegan on Thursday night last in Divison 4 West League by 1-07 to 109, keep up the good work lads.
The Intermediate team play Arklow on Tuesday evening at home at 7.15pm in the Division 2 league.
Our Dunlavin GAA hoodies and jackets are back by popular demand, you can order through a committee member or our Facebook page also, sizes range from kids 5 to XXL.(pictures on Facebook page)
This week's lotto jackpot is €5,800. Tickets are available in all the local business around the village at only €2. You gotta be in it to win it!
Well done to Dunlavin club men, Gary Allen and Eoin Murtagh, who represented the Wicklow Minor footballers in the Leinster championship last week, here's hoping we see these lads represent our club for Wicklow for many years to come.
The Kilbride GAA lotto was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 19, and 32. Next week's jackpot climbs to €4,100. Our €20 weekly winners were Paddy Nolan, The Company, Noel Tisdall, Angela Collins and Siobhan Ward.
Our men's team play Ashford on Tuesday the 29th in Bray at 7.30pm in the league, best of luck lads!
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.
The Kilbride/Lacken under-12s had their second outing of the year when they entertained Coolkenno who made the long journey north.
After a slow first half and a stern half time talking to, the team upped their game significantly in the second half, tighter marking, less zone play and better team work lead to a final score of 3-05 to 510 in favour of the visitors.
Special mention to both Aaron Balfe and Daniel Van Alpen from Lacken who excelled in the full back line. Next up is St. Kevin's (Hollywood/Valleymount) second team this Tuesday the 22nd.
The club extends its deepest sympathy to John Lynham and family on the recent death of Teresa Lynham.
Thank you to all who purchased tickets in the County Development Draw and best of luck in the upcoming draws.
Our Division 1 team suffered defeat at home to Rathnew last Friday night on a score of 1-15 to 19. Our Division 3 team were defeated by Barndarrig in Barndarrig on Sunday morning by 3-15 to 112.
The next fixture is a Division 1 game away to Blessington on Tuesday night at 7.15pm.
Texas Hold'Em Poker Night - Many thanks to all who supported the recent Hollywood GAA Texas Hold 'Em Poker tournament in the clubrooms. Gary Meehan claimed first prize on the night. Dave Fielding was second with Andrew Corrigan in third.
Huge thank you to Andrew Corrigan for organising this enjoyable event again and to Lucy Mooney and Maire Corrigan for the refreshments on the night.
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.
Hollywood GAA Golf Classic - Hollywood GAA is pleased to announce that the Summer Golf Classic will be held on the Monday of the June Bank Holiday (June 2). Please hold the date in your golfing calendar. If anyone would like to get involved, please contact Seamus Tutty.
There was no winner of this week's lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 6, 12, 21, and 24. €25 winners were Sam Reid, Val Stones and Jack Miley. Next draw takes place on May 10 with the jackpot now at €4,200.
Both men's teams were in action this week. First up on Thursday evening the Junior C team played out a draw at home to Stratford while the Junior Ateam went down by three points to Enniskerry in Valleymount on Sunday morning.
Thanks to everyone who attended the awards night in Tulfarris on Easter Saturday and thanks to all the staff in Tulfarris and to Upload for providing the music.
Award winners on the night were as follows; Senior Ladies - Kathryn Kavanagh, Ladies Young Player - Amy Burke, Senior Mens - Derek Reid, Junior Mens - Brian Miley and last but least, a much deserved Club Person of the Year award to Liam Kavanagh. Congratulations to all.
Lotto jackpot is €10,200, no winner, numbers last week were 12, 18, 20, and 21. Match three winners were Mary Fleming, Alice McLoughlin, T. O'Neill, Anne Whelan, Con Murphy, Ann Donohue and Jim Whelan.
The club had three winners in the Grand Development Draw. €150 went to Jim Sheerin, Catherine Murphy, and the O'Keeffe family.
Our Intermediate team were defeated by Avondale in the league.
The Minor lads had a good win over St. Nicholas last Saturday on a score of 9-6 to 0-10.
Girls under-12s had two games last week, they drew with St. Nicholas and had a good win over Blessington.
The Intermediate ladies were defeated by Bray in the league.
There is a great charity match in O'Moore Park in Portlaoise on Bank Holiday Monday. Kick off is at 1.30pm where Baltinglass Senior ladies will take on Mountmellick Sarsfields who are the Leinster Senior club champions.
Sean Boylan (Meath) will manage the Balto girls while Thomas Mulcahy (Cork) will manage Sarsfields.
In the second game St. James v St. Luke's. John McGrath will captain St. James and Mick O'Dwyer will manage the team. St. Luke's will be captained by Richard Poole and managed by Brian Coady.
Both captains were patients of St. James Hospital. The process will go to both hospitals. Please on go along and support.
Girls registration is due in May. The club shop will be open Saturday from 10.45am till noon.
Get your club gear at club prices. Girls can hand in their registration as well.
Girls under-8 and 10s - €27, under-12s - under18s is €42. Adults are €62. Please all get it in on time as LGFA are gone online with memberships.
ARKLOW ROCK PARNELLS
The CUBE is coming to Arklow (no, not the nightclub, but the game) and taking up residence in the Rock's clubhouse on Saturday night for our social night.
Fine night ahead of games of skill and chance. Tickets €5 each and available from any committee memeber. Eight 'til late!
In other news, well done to the Intermediate camogie team who won well their initial outing agianst Carnew last Thursday night.
Their next match is away to Avondale on May 8. The night before, the Juniors were in action against Carnew as well, and pulled out a controversial draw, with Danny 'Evergreen' Curran's goal being recorded as a point.
The next Junior match is on Wednesday the 30th (tonight) away to St Pat's. Leaving the Corner House at 6.30pm sharp.
Our footballers suffered a double defeat last week. On Thursday in Donard, our Juniors were beaten by Lacken by two points in the Division 4 league.
Level at the break and three points up after seven minutes of the second half when disaster struck, an opportunist goal and shortly after another one and we were under pressure.
We tried every trick in the book but could not get a three-pointer ourselves.
Des Mann scored seven points but the elusive goal never came, still a good display by a young team and a few not so young.
On to Tinahely on Sunday morning to play the locals in the Division 1A league, we were minus quite a few first teamers here, so seven of Thursday's night team had to tog out again but unfortunately we did not have enough big guns for a well organised Tinahely team, a couple of goals again was the difference between the two teams.
Both teams have a chance to make amends on Thurday night, the Juniors play Kiltegan away and over the weekend on a time and date to be decided, the first team play Newtown again the exact time to be sorted out.
Donard juvenile club are doing a cash for clothes fundraiser. Clothes can be dropped down to the clubhouse from 11 till 12 on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings from 7 to 8pm or into Mountainview Stores any time till May 17.
Our under-14 girls secured their first league win by defeating Bray Emmets and took full advantage of the wind in the first half with goals coming from Emer McNulty and Saoirse O'Reilly who scored 2-2 and a brace of points each from Sarah Evans and Jess Lyons. The score at half time was St Patrick's 3-6, Bray Emmets 0-0.
In the end the final score was 8-9 to Pat's and Bray Emmets 3-1.
Our new club gear has arrived and maybe ordered on Saturday mornings between 11am and noon. The nursery for boys and girls continues every Saturday morning for both hurling and football and children from four years of age upwards are most welcome.
Our Junior football team played Eire Og Greystones on Saturday evening in Dunbur Park and they won by 2-8 to Eire Og 0-10.
Gary Duffy, the team manager, was very pleased with their performance and training continues for our Junior footballers every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm.
Our Senior footballers take on Rathnew in Campus Oil Division 1 football in Rathnew next Saturday night, May 3 at 6pm.This is a match not to be missed against our local rivals.
The lotto numbers for April 20 were 2, 6, 17, and 19 and the bonus number was 23. There were three match three winners and they were Concepta Connolly, David Dunne, and Johnny Kavanagh. The lotto jackpot now stands at €5,850.
Our sincere condolences to the Shannon family, especially to Davy Shannon, our esteemed club member, on the passing of Essie Shannon, RIP. Our thoughts are with entire Shannon family.
This week was a very busy one on the playing field for our lads.
The Junior hurlers came up against Eire Og on Wednesday night in their first game of the season. Our men came out as deserved winners with a score of 2-19 - 4-09.
It was nice to see Paul Gahan back in action, and chipping in with 1-2 on the evening.
The Junior footballers were away from home this week, and came up against Fergal Og of Bray.
Our men managed to make it two from two in the Junior league this year, with a dominant convincing victory.
The final score on the night was 5-15 to 0-5 points. Well done to players and management. We now face Rathnew at home on Thursday night, with throw in at 7.15pm.
Finally the club's annual presentation night was held down in Jacob's last Saturday night.
Dean Gahan managed to pick up two trophies at this year's awards, Senior Footballer and Junior Hurler of the Year.
Ray Nolan added yet another piece of silver to his locker, collecting the Senior Hurler of the Year award, young Patrick Kinsella picked up the Junior Footballer of the Year award, and finally, Club Person of the Year went to Liam Kelly.
We'd like to thank everyone who turned up on the night, and we also thank the two lads, Dale and Doey, for providing the music.
Last, but not least, a big thanks to Jacob's Well and their staff for hosting such a great night. RATHNEW Lotto numbers drawn were 6, 15, 17, and 21. there were three match three winners for to share €200 - Doreen and PJC, c/o Phil Connolly, Collette Kavanagh c/o Leighton Glynn, Emily Kinsella Jameson c/o Rockies, and Gerry's jackpot now €3,100.
The long wait is nearly over for our Strictly Come Dancing dancers as they will go toe to toe with their Glenealy counterparts next Sunday in The Grand Hotel Wicklow.
A big thanks to all our dancers who have been brave enough to take the challenge and put the effort in.
Thanks also to our dancing coach, Aisling Doyle, whose expertise has hopefully turned rough into diamonds. All tickets nearly sold, a few left for the stragglers!
The club committee would wish to ask all our supporters to please be respectful to opposing teams, our own teams and most of all to refs, linesmen, umpires etc!
If supporters feel they can not behave in a respectful and civilised manner please stay at home or go fishing or something. Rathnew GAA Club does not need your negativity.
Saturday coaching each and every saturday please come along and check it out.
New players always welcome.This is for all girls and boys!
County draw: well done to Nigel Holmes who scooped €5,000 with a ticket bought from Patrick Doyle. Well done also to Jan Kearney and Lyla Conroy on their €150 win.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Corpus Christi Procession in Rathnew which takes place in June, be nice to see a big crowd mark the occasion.
The Procession is quite unique and one of only a very few that still takes place in Ireland.
Get well message to Mrs Mairead Manley Ballinabarney Rathnew.
Gym membership available now contact Anto Doyle on 085-7252430. Club Membership now due! To get in contact: Vincent at 086 8430446 and Facebook at Rathnew GAA Club.