Lotto results from November 24 - numbers drawn were 7, 13, 18, and 22. There were three match threes who shared €200 - Darren Newsome c/o himself, M. Porter c/o Joe Boy O’Connor and Tom Dunbar c/o Bobby Dignam. Jackpot now €3,700.
Our lotto will have a draw for all ticket purchasers for turkey and hams starting December 1 until December 22.
Rathnew GAA Club would like to request our players to play their part in the development of the club, that is, take a book of five lotto tickets a week. Our Senior players especially could help the club by selling.
Rathnew GAA Club will be holding a big Christmas draw. Keep your eyes open for details.
Tickets available from Doyle’s Pub, Rathnew House, Rocky and Gerry’s and Healy’s, as well as all committee members. Huge hamper with many other prizes available to the lucky winners. Tickets on sale now.
The development of the club grounds continues, with the lights getting closer to completion and the addition of outdoor gym equipment to the walkway.
Well done to Rathnew footballer Ronan Doyle who was voted number one male in DebsIreland.com.
Ronan would like to take this chance to thank everyone who voted for him and especially the Whelan’s from Wicklow who he owes his good looks to. Ronan is the son of our hardworking treasurer ‘Whacker’ Doyle.
Congratulations to Rathnew woman Roisin McGettigan Dumas who recieved a European bronze medal in the 1,500m. Roisin finished fourth in 2009, but with the banning of the Russian Gold medallist due to doping and subsequent ban, Roisin was promoted to third place. Well done to Roisin who was presented her medal at a function in Dublin last week accompanied by her family.
Congratulations to Trevor Culbert and Annie Byrne on the birth of their baby daughter.
Happy birthday to Paddy Byrne who celebrated his 30th recently.
Gym membership prices and details from club house manager Anto Doyle at 085 7252430.
Contact Vincent on 086 8430446 and on Facebook at Rathnew GAA Club.
The year has finished with a weekend of highs and lows. Two weeks ago the Under-16s hurlers took on Carnew in the ‘A’ championship final.
In the first half Carnew took off flying scoring 1-10 to 0-02, while our lads were finding it difficult to score.
But the lads rallied in the second half and kept Carnew scoreless for over 20 minutes. The lads fought to the end but unfortunately it was not enough to beat Carnew. Final score: Michael Dwyers 1-05, Carnew 1-10.
On Sunday it was the Under-14 hurlers turn at bringing home some silverware when they took on Arklow in the ‘B’ championship final. The lads played a stormer from start to finish with some fine scores and solid defence and came out winners scoring 9-16 to 0-04. Mark Reid accepted the trophy on behalf of the team, while Kevin Quinn picked up a worthy Man of the Match award.
On behalf of the Michael Dwyers club we would like to thank the two teams and managements on the year and all the hard work and dedication to the club.
Also thank you to everybody who has helped out with the club especially the parents for traveling to the training sessions and matches with the lads. Enjoy the break lads and hope to see you all next year.
Our Annual AGM takes place next Wednesday, December 10 at 8pm sharp in our club house. Our sincere condolences to the Keogh family on the passing of Tommy Keogh R.I.P.
Tommy played hurling with the club and won a championship medal in 1978. Tommy will be sadly missed by his loving wife Sarah, daughters Mandy and Kristin, sons Wayne and Michael and all the grandchildren and of course all his club mates.
Well done to the ladies Senior footballers who won the recent seven-a-side Shield and especially to Lorraine O’Reilly who won her first ever GAA medal.
AGM - The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled to take place on Saturday December 6 at 7pm. Please come along and share your views on the future of our club.
Hollywood GAA Social - Many thanks to the large crowd who supported the annual social night. Thank you to Martin Coleman, County Chairman, for attending and presenting the Hennessy Cup medals. The club announced the Player of the Year awards for 2014, congratulations to Harry Wilson (Senior), Stephen Burke (Junior) and Conor Burke (Young).
Congratulations - Congratulations to Richard Burke on winning first prize in the recent Blessington GAA car draw. Richard drove away with a new Dacia Duster.
This year’s AGM will take place in the community hall at 8pm this Friday, December 5.
Tesco are running their blue chip community fund. Please support Ashford GAA in this initiative in order to help the club out with funding.
As always we are looking for any help with the juveniles so even if you don’t have any experience please give us a call and get involved. If you should have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact club coaching coordinator Stephen Behan on 086 6018781.
Gum shields must now be worn by all players so please ensure that everyone has one for both training and matches as you cannot play without it.
Club gear is now available to buy. Show your club colours with a wide range of Ashford clothing. Contact Andrea about getting gear if you are interested. Ashford GAA Gloves now also available to buy €12 for kids and €15 for adults.
Please check out our social media sites for up to date information and news about the club and events:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashford.gaaclub; Twitter: @AshfordGAA1884 (https://twitter.com/AshfordGAA1884).
Latest club news and information will be available through these mediums.
Lotto - Winning numbers on November 24 were 2, 4, 10, and 22. Bonus 36. There was no jackpot winner, match three numbers receive €77. Jackpot on December 1stands at €14,000.
Thanks to all buyers and sellers of club lotto tickets for continued support.
Boxing - Congratulations to both Kathy Taylor on her great win last week and also to our own clubman James Cahill who won a gold medal for Leinster in Poland last weekend.
On the same night James was voted our Under-16 Player Of The Year, a week after winning a hurling medal with Cill Chomhaill Gaels. Well done James, you are a great example to all our club members, young and old.
Strictly DVD Launch - This will take place shortly with public sale of DVDs afterwards. Watch this space. For this and all current club information, remember to check out our club website at www. enniskerrygaaclub.com.
Awards Night - The annual club awards night was held in the Old Forge Inn on Saturday night. Special guest Michael Lyster presented the awards starting with the medals for the ladies championship winning team with the LGFA board member in attendance.
Other awards handed out on the night were - Most improved ladies player of the year: Jenny McGrath.
Jenny had a successful year with the ladies team being part of the attacking half back line. She pulled herself out of her sick bed to give a 50 minute lung busting performance at wing back before filling in at full back in the final 10 minutes.
Good in the air and always first to the ball her game has improved immensely this year turning her from a holding wing back into a launch pad for attacks with the wing forward often spending more time in their own half.
Still in her early 20’s there is more to come from her. Outside of the club Jenny is currently studying alternative therapies while educating groups of kids in the Bray aquarium on sea life.
Ladies player of the year - Orla Kearns. The winner of this award for the second time in three years Orla has been an outstanding player for the team.
Playing in five different positions, once even in goal, her dedication to the team is never in question. Vice-captain for the year she lead the line at corner forward proving her skills in the county final with the final 3 points of the game.
A fierce competitor who keeps the corner backs honest but it’s her cultured left foot and football brain that they cannot stop and scores come freely from her regardless. Outside of the club Orla is an outstanding soccer player, she works as a chef and often appears at training after working a double shift to put an even harder shift in on the pitch.
Under-16s Player - James Cahill. James had an amazing year with the club. He played midfield for a very talented Under-16 team that got knocked out in a county championship final.
He also represented the Wicklow schools in hurling and football and defeated a strong Glenealy team to win the Under-16 ‘A’ hurling shield final while playing for Kilcoole.
He also participated in some training sessions with the men’s senior team in preparation of playing with them next year. Outside the GAA circle James is an accomplished soccer player and boxer and unfortunately he was unable to receive his award as he was away in Poland representing club and province in the European Boxing Championships.
James is the one of the stars of the future and the senior team looks forward to having James and some of the Under-16 players on board next year.
Men’s Footballer of the Year - Ultan O’Kane. Ultan has only been part of the club for 3 years but has made a massive impact since his arrival. Ultan joined the club after not having played football since Under-16 grade but due to his hard work and dedication he has become a regular in the team.
A nightmare for half-forwards, Ultan can play anywhere in the half back line and apart from being a great defender he is just a good if not better at going the other way. Blessed with fierce pace and an engine that never quits he is ever reliable right up until the final whistle blows.
Very rarely does Ultan miss a training session and is always seen working on his skills, so much so that he has become two footed and very accomplished under the high ball.
Outside of the club Ultan is one of the most avid users of the club gym, he has completed many marathons and is currently away in Nepal canoeing his other great passion in life.
Clubman of the year - James Ennis. James is another recent member of the club join five years ago joining from Tinahely GAA. He made the transition from a player on the men’s team to a coach of the ladies team this year.
In what turned out to a be a successful season for the ladies, his coaching refocused a very talent team and returned them to the county final where they were three years ago and managed to push them over the line.
He has spent many years working with the county team as physio and used his experience there to remodel the ladies team into an effective but exciting football unit.
He is also the PRO and part time physio for the club. Outside of the club his interests are in physio and alternative therapies as well as coaching and physical fitness.
Strictly Enniskerry - The dancers of the strictly Enniskerry competition also received their awards. The club would again like to thank everyone who supported and helped the make the night successful. The club is part of the community and the community really showed their support over the last few months.
A special thank you from the club to Dara Connelly and Brendan Barton who behind the scenes work tirelessly for months on organizing the event.
The lads were part of the entire process from conception to completion and never missed a night of dance practice, meetings and events in four months of organising. The success of the event was due to the constant hard work of these two men in the background and without that them the future of St. Mary’s Enniskerry GAA club would not look as positive as it does now.
Thank you Dara and Brendan from the club board, players and club supporters for keeping the black and amber flag flying high.
Junior awards night - The Old Forge was again the venue for the Junior awards night. The medals were first presented my Gary and Larry to the combined Under-8 and Under-10 teams of Enniskerry and Kilmac.
Then it was the Under-12s turn to make the walk down through the cheering parents and fans to receive their medals.
Lastly, the championship winning Under-14 team to receive there medals from senior players Seamus and Gavin. This team is really pushing the club forward and will be one to watch when their Minor year comes alone and they push for the county medal most intercounty players never win.
The club will like to say a big thank you to Larry, Noel, Pat, Daryl, Colin and all the other coachers/ trainers/helpers who without their tireless work and education with the younger teams the club would have no future.
Club board meeting will take place Wednesday at 8pm in the club house, please attend.
Lotto numbers drawn were 2, 3, 18, and 21. There was no winner, but we did have seven match threes, €35 each, as follows- Edel Wynne, Sandra Marie O’Shaughnessy - twice! Well done; Niall Gartland; Ciara Tallon; Peter Case.
Next week’s draw will take place on Monday, December 1, in Junior’s Bar, Rathdangan. Jackpot will be a cool €10,000.
Club Development Plan - There’s an open invite to everyone in the community to attend the first meeting of the club’s Development Committee.
The meeting is on Wednesday, December 10 at the clubhouse at 8pm. The club is devising a five-year development plan, and we are seeking input from across the community for this.
Kiltegan GAA club is not just a pitch, the four walls of a dressing room and the current set of players. Rather, Kiltegan GAA club is a central part of the local community, and this is a great opportunity for all concerned to have input into how Kiltegan, as a club and community, will develop over the coming years. We would encourage everyone with to get involved at this early stage.
We would like to thank our outgoing chairman, Pat Ivory, for all the hard work he has done during 2014. He stepped into the breach for the club earlier in the year and steered us through a year of highs and lows. Pat’s dedication to the club goes above and beyond in everything he does. We’re happy to say that Pat is remaining on as an active member of the committee, and look forward to plenty more contributions from Pat.
We’d like also to congratulate and welcome John Timmins as the new chairman of the club. John has been ever-present in Kiltegan since he could wear shorts.
Thankfully that’s not required in his role as Chairman, but we’re lucky to have a person with the calibre of John Timmins to take over from Pat, and keep the club moving in the right direction. So congratulations John, and good luck from us all!
Our club held our AGM recently in the club house which was very well attended with a few changes at the top table for the coming year , out-going chairman Pat Ivory and vice chairman and juvenile chairman Ned Doyle and assistant treasure Lorcan Byrne did not seek re- election the following were elected for coming year. Patrons – Fr Michael Moloney, Fr Tommy Hayden, Rev Stella Durand, President – Danny Byrne Vice President Peter Keogh, Chairman – John Timmins, Vice Chairman Mick Byrne and Juvenile Chairman Secretary –John Cullen, Fixtures Secretary – Pat Ivory, Treasure – Michael Lennon Assistance Treasure- Graham O’Toole, PRO - Michael Barry, Assistant PRO - Peter Keogh, Register - Siobhan Doyle, Development Officer - Dave Murray, Health Welfare Officer - David Real, Score Officer - John Timmins, Delegates to County Board - Michael O’Toole, Pat Ivory, John Timmins, and Pat Keogh.
West Board delegates - Damien Byrne, John Timmins, Committee plus the officer Michael Farrell, Denis Hayes, Nigel Byrne, Martin Nolan, Eugene Byrne, PJ O’Toole, Ciaran O’Toole, Peter Byrne, David Real, Colm Doyle, Lorcan Byrne.
Juvenile Committee: Chairman – Mick Byrne, Committee – PJ Kavanagh, Lorcan Byrne, Gerry Boland, John O’Toole, David Real, Peter Byrne, Christy O’Toole, Ned Doyle, Lorcan Tallon. PRO Tracy Winder, Children’s Officer - Colm Doyle, Register of Coaching – PJ Kavanagh, Schools Liason Officer –Lorcan Byrne, John O’Toole, David Real.
Our juvenile AGM is on Friday, December 12 at 8pm above the dressing rooms.
All are welcome. Please note that AGM nomination forms will be sent out to all trainers of teams.
Should any parent seek a nomination form please contact Liz Lillis.
On the playing front last week our Under-13s played two matches in the Dick Allen Cup. We played St. Nic’s last Tuesday and drew 11 scores all.
Last Friday we also played Baltinglass and were beaten by a much stronger Baltinglass team. Well done to our young players and management.
Tonight is week four of our strength and conditioning for our Under-14s and Under-16s. All welcome. Please bring €2 for hall usage and lights. Hamper cards will be distributed shortly and the draw will take place on Monday the 22nd at 8pm. The hamper is being made up now and will be in the shops by this weekend.
Any last minute donations for same, please drop into Jim or Liz Lillis. Finally on the schools front we had our blitz for third and fourth class boys and girls. A great day was had by all.