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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.hol­ly­ 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.


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.

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