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KIL­TE­GAN

The Ju­nior foot­ballers were out for their first game in the Win­ter League. The match was in Donard at 1.30pm on Sun­day.

Kil­te­gan led from the start, and came in at half time six points to the good, and, un­for­tu­nately, a man down, due to a red card.

Donard came out strong in the sec­ond half and started to close the gap. We man­aged to hold out to win on a score line of 2-10 to 2-7.

The whole team played well, but to sin­gle out a few, Mark Ryan was su­per in mid-field, great to see Barry Dal­ton back in the jersey, and there was some res­o­lute de­fend­ing by Mat­tie Doyle and Faus­tas An­dru­le­nis, and su­per sub John O’Keefe came on to sink the hearts of the Donard men by scor­ing two points and en­sur­ing they never re­ally got close enough.

Scor­ers were: Dar­ren Hob­son 1-1, Mark Ryan 1-0, Padraig Keogh 0-2, Barry Dal­ton 0-2, John O’Keefe 0-2, Lau­rence Murphy 0-1, Luke Byrne 0-1 and Johnny Keogh 0-1.

A re­minder also that the club’s de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee is hav­ing an open meet­ing this Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 10, at 8pm in the club­house.

We are look­ing for in­put from across the com­mu­nity, from young and old, to try to put to­gether a five-year plan for where the club is go­ing and we, as a com­mu­nity, can get there. This is an open in­vite to ev­ery­one who wishes to con­trib­ute to the shape of the club in the years to come. Please come down on the night and help us to help you!!

Lotto re­sults - Num­bers drawn were 4, 12, 20, and 27. There was no win­ner, but we did have two match threes, who get €100 each, as fol­lows: Brian Flood (Pro­moter: Michael Far­rell); Kath­leen and Kitty (Pro­moter: Cor­ner House).

Next draw takes place on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 8 in the Talk of the Town. The jack­pot will be €10,200.

Kil­te­gan Camogie Club held their AGM re­cently and the fol­low­ing were elected to run the club for the com­ing year – Pres­i­dent: Mary Byrne, Vice Pres­i­dent: Peter Keogh, Chair­man: Lor­can Byrne, Sec­re­tary: Avril Kean, Trea­surer: Siob­han Doyle, PRO: John Tim­mins, Child Wel­fare Of­fi­cer: Tanya Twyford Troy.

Com­mit­tee also elected: Paula Boland, Ruth Ka­vanagh, Grace Ham­bidge, Cloda Daly, Peter Coney, Marie Collins Keogh, Michelle Far­rell, Eva Ber­ming­ham, Paul Boland, Michael Whe­lan and Theresa Keogh.

The club wish to thank three com­mit­tee mem­bers who did not seek re-elec­tion for all their work for the club over the years – Mar­garet Fen­ton, Elaine O Neill and Tr­ish Keogh.

A note of sym­pa­thy was passed with the O Toole Fam­ily the Sallys Rath­dan­gan and their ex­tended fam­ily on the death of our joint Pres­i­dent Nancy O Toole early in the year.

Nancy held this po­si­tion in the club for many years and was a great sup­porter of the club. The club look for­ward to the year ahead and thank ev­ery­one for their support over the past year.

MICHAEL DWYERS

Michael Dwyers AGM will take place on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 15 at 7.30pm in Dunlavin NS.

We ask that ev­ery­one try and at­tend as we look back on the year and also look for­ward to the 30th an­niver­sary of the Michael Dwyer Club next year.

We will be putting out Un­der-14, Un­der-16 and Mi­nor hurl­ing teams and Un­der-16 and Mi­nor foot­ball teams so a lot of help is needed.

Hope to see a good crowd there on the night.

COOLKENNO

Well done to Coolkenno Un­der-14s won the league ti­tle, beat­ing Clan na Gael (En­niskerry) on a score line of 5-06 to 3-03.

Well done also to Coolkenno Un­der-13s who won the league and re­tained the Ray Daniels Cup de­feat­ing Donard-TheGlen by 13 pts to 6. Full re­port on both matches next week.

Thanks to all who sup­ported the an­nual ju­ve­nile quiz on Satur­day in Store, Crablane. The event was a great suc­cess with 25 ta­bles. Many thanks to Alan O’Cal­laghan, Mau­reen and Ann O’Rourke for the ex­cel­lent quiz ques­tions. Thanks to all those who do­nated spot prizes and those who helped on the night.

The Se­nior AGM will be held on Jan­uary 2 at 7.30pm.

This week’s lotto num­bers were 1, 3, 10, and 17. Bonus num­ber 38. The jack­pot is now €5,000. Tick­ets avail­able from any club mem­ber.

Keep up to date on all club events: Like us on Face­book: Coolkenno GAA.

AN­NACURRA

The AGM will be held at 8pm on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 10 in the sup­per room in the hall.

Christ­mas Jumper Night - There will be a Christ­mas Jumper night held in the Sal­tee on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 20 in aid of the club. A small ad­mit­tance fee will be charged and do­na­tions are wel­come. We hope to see you all there in your Christ­mas jumpers.

The club would just like to take this op­por­tu­nity to wish all its mem­bers and their loved ones a happy Christ­mas and a pros­per­ous New Year. We would also like to thank all those who have helped to make 2014 such a suc­cess and look for­ward to 2015.

EIRE OG GREY­STONES

By the time this is be­ing read the Éire Óg AGM (Tues­day 9th ) will be done and dusted and all will be fully ap­prised of the far from sat­is­fac­tory state of Éire Óg Grey­stones fi­nances. Un­for­tu­nately no op­tions such as the burn­ing of bond hold­ers are avail­able to the club and we are forced once again to fall back on the gen­eros­ity of the peo­ple of Na Clocha Liatha.

It can be ap­pre­ci­ated then how im­por­tant the Christ­mas Draw is in help­ing to tide us over the ex­pen­sive, in­surance and team reg­is­tra­tion, early months of 2015.

Tick­ets will be on sale on Thurs­day from 2pm to 8pm in Tesco – €1 ticket, €5 a book of six. We re­mind those who have tick­ets that the win­dow for sell­ing is rapidly clos­ing: the draw takes place in The Car­raig Inn the fol­low­ing day Fri­day 12th at 9pm. The draw night is usu­ally an en­joy­able mix of comh­lu­adar, craic and the ex­cite­ment of chance. Tar agus bain tait­neamh as an oíche.

‘Twas fit and well that brothers Danny and Jimmy Hat­ton looked in last week’s Bray Peo­ple hold­ing up the foot­ball used in Craobh Sin­sear an Chon­dae in 1954.

Kil­coole won the county cham­pi­onship that year and both were mem­bers of the vic­to­ri­ous team.

Many of the panel have passed on, bean­nacht Dé lena n-anam, but nev­er­the­less one would haz­ard that a much ut­tered phrase on the night by those with mem­o­ries of this im­por­tant oc­ca­sion in the his­tory of the Kil­coole club went some­thing like “60 years ago!

Would you be­lieve it?” . Jimmy went on to achieve fame as an All-Ire­land hurl­ing and foot­ball ref­eree and Danny, who moved to the Mill Road, took up the cause of ju­ve­nile Gaelic foot­ball in Grey­stones by be­com­ing a men­tor in the nascent Éire Óg.

He has an un­bro­ken as­so­ci­a­tion with the club since. This is recog­nised in the fact that he is an Uachtarán of Éire Óg Grey­stones.

One can truth­fully say that Kil­coole’s loss has been Grey­stones’ gain. Bean­nacht Dé or­thu agus fad saol dóibh beirt.

One was re­minded once again, as if such re­mind­ing was nec­es­sary, that time moves on or, as ex­pressed al­le­gor­i­cally in the sean-fho­cal, “dá fhad é an lá ta­gann an oíche” (no mat­ter the length of the day, night comes) on read­ing in the re­port of the Coiste na nÓg con­ven­tion that Pat Mitchell of Rath­new had called it a day with re­spect to his for­mal in­volve­ment with Coiste an Chon­dae.

Pat has been part of the Wick­low GAA fur­ni­ture for many and many a year and it will be the poorer for his go­ing. All in Éire Óg wish him ev­ery hap­pi­ness in the days ahead. Bain tait­neamh sa do shaol nua, Pat.

SHIL­LE­LAGH

Parkview House is the place to be on this Fri- day Night for the Shil­le­lagh GAA club Christ­mas night out. Any group /or­gan­i­sa­tion plan­ning their fes­tive night out will be warmly wel­comed.

A Mr & Mrs com­pe­ti­tion will be one of the high­lights on the night, how well do you know your other half, plenty of fun and games and a bit a craic.

There will also be a pre­sen­ta­tion to the 1988 In­ter­me­di­ate hurl­ing cham­pi­onship win­ning team.

Non Di­rec­tion are also in the mix, re-unit­ing for one fi­nal pub­lic ap­pear­ance, tick­ets cost­ing a very rea­son­able €5 are avail­able from play­ers and com­mit­tee.

The door prize of a €100 fuel voucher is kindly spon­sored by Top Oil and would make a nice early Christ­mas pressie.

The scrap metal col­lec­tion on Satur­day last was an out­stand­ing suc­cess.

A big thank you to ev­ery one that con­trib­uted and helped out. Skip num­ber one is full and ready for re­moval.

To any­one who couldn’t make it on Satur­day last, fear not, an ad­di­tional skip will be lo­cated at the Fair­green through­out this week so if you have any suit­able items, large or small, we would ap­pre­ci­ate it if you could bring them along.

Col­lec­tion can also be ar­ranged, con­tact John Cullen at 087 6466558 or Buggy at 087 9469978.

A Fan­tas­tic turnout of chil­dren and par­ents for the turn­ing on of the Christ­mas lights and Santa’s ar­rival on Fri­day last. A huge buala bos from all in the GAA club to the lights com­mit­tee and to ev­ery­one in­volved.

The lights as usual are of the high­est stan­dard. Well done to all.

Good to see Pat (Pele) Keogh out and about again after a brief spell in hos­pi­tal. A club stal­wart down through the years, Pele will surely be in Parkview on Fri­day next to cel­e­brate with his 1988 team­mates.

The AGM of Shil­le­lagh Ju­ve­nile GAA Club will take place on this Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 11.

The AGM of the Se­nior club will be held on Satur­day, Jan­uary 3.

An idea for a stock­ing filler, club mem­ber­ship for 2015 cost­ing just €20 is now avail­able, your €20 con­tri­bu­tion en­ti­tles the mem­ber to par­tic­i­pa­tion in ev­ery club lotto draw dur­ing the com­ing year, con­tact chair­man Mark Dempsey at 087 9755557 for fur­ther de­tails.

The club cal­en­dar is now avail­able in all the lo­cal business out­lets and from com­mit­tee mem­bers and play­ers. This is a very nice pro­duc­tion con­tain­ing lots of in­ter­est­ing photographs old and new, limited num­ber avail­able don’t be dis­ap­pointed.

RATH­NEW

Lotto, De­cem­ber 1 - num­bers drawn were 2, 20, 28, and 30.

There was one match three for €200 - Ed, Emma and Eoin c/o Fiona Doyle. Jack­pot now €3,800.

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 some.

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!

Happy 21st to Se­nior foot­baller David Jame­son who cel­e­brated with friends and fam­ily at the Leitrim Lounge last week­end.

Also, big happy birth­day to our ex-Cul­tural Of­fi­cer P.J O’Con­nor who cel­e­brated his 50th in the Leitrim Lounge with friends and fam­ily.

PJ would like to thank Jack­son, Bimbo, Sarr and Blondie of Ros­sanna Con for the lovely gift of a brand new joke book. As some of PJ’s jokes have been do­nated to the Na­tional His­tory Mu­seum, they are that old!

Early happy birth­day wishes to Ann New­some, The Bank, who will turn 70 this week. Shh, don’t men­tion it to her though. Happy birth­day wishes to the hard-work­ing Vivi­enne O’Neill who turned the big 40 re­cently.

Well done to the or­gan­is­ers of the Se­nior Cit­i­zens Christ­mas Party which was held in St. Brid­get’s Hall. A great time was had by all.

The 2015 AGM will be held on Jan­uary 8 at 7.30pm in the Club­house.

Gym mem­ber­ship prices and de­tails from club house man­ager Anto Doyle 085 7252430.

Con­tact Vincent 086 8430446 and on Face­book at Rath­new GAA Club.

EN­NISKERRY

Lotto - Win­ning num­bers were 01, 03, 10, and 17. Bonus 39. Win­ner of lotto - €14,000 was Caro­line Murphy, St. Mary’s. Match three num­bers re­ceive €77 each. Jack­pot on De­cem­ber 8 now stands at €5,000.

Many thanks to buy­ers and sell­ers of club lotto tick­ets for con­tin­ued support.

Coach­ing course - En­niskerry GAA Club are plan­ning to host a Coach­ing Foun­da­tion Course in early Jan­uary. This course would take place all on one day, maybe a Satur­day or al­ter­na­tively on a few week nights.

The course is open to all adult club mem­bers and it would be fan­tas­tic for the club to en­list another group of coaches and start them on the first step of their coach­ing ca­reers. Any­one in­ter­ested please con­tact Gary Ka­vanagh 086 8567262 or Dara Connolly 086 1741050.

Year end - As the year is com­ing near end, the club would like to thank all men­tors, coaches, board mem­bers and play­ers of all ages for their ef­forts this sea­son.

A big thank you to the staff and man­age­ment of the Old Forge Inn for their spon­sor­ship and help through­out the year.

This was a suc­cess­ful sea­son on a whole for the club on and off the pitch, which would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the com­mu­nity sup­port­ing us.

ST. PA­TRICK’S

Our Club AGM takes place this evening Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 10 at 8pm sharp. All mem­bers of the club are re­quested to at­tend.

Well done to all who or­gan­ised our stand at the St. Pa­trick’s Na­tional School Christ­mas Craft Fair.

Our Chair­man John Smith pre­sented a set of jer­seys to the school on the day. Thank you to Pa­trice Evans, Gary Duffy, Alan O’Brien and John Smith for or­gan­is­ing same.

We would like to wish Can­ice Han­ley from Wick­low Tyres our main spon­sor a very happy Christ­mas.

We wish all com­mit­tee mem­bers, play­ers, sup­port­ers and mem­bers a very Happy Christ­mas and a peace­ful New Year.

VAL­LEY­MOUNT

There was no win­ner of this week’s lotto draw. Num­bers drawn were 11, 22, 24, and 28.

€25 win­ner were Brian Flynn, Mick Nolan and Bren­dan Hughes. Next draw will not take place un­til after Christ­mas.

Tick­ets are now avail­able for the club’s Christ­mas draw which takes place is The Star Inn on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 20.

Tick­ets are €5 each or a book of five for €20. Prizes are as fol­lows - 1st: 40” Sam­sung TV; 2nd: Two nights Bed and Break­fast with one evening meal at Lough Eske Cas­tle, Co. Done­gal; 3rd: VIP Race day for two at Lim­er­ick Race­course, four course meal, race card and re­served seat­ing; 4th: Pair of VIP tick­ets for Christy Moore at the Bord Gais En­ergy TheatreThere will be nu­mer­ous other prizes on the night.

Tick­ets are avail­able from all club mem­bers.

AVON­DALE

The AGM took place last Fri­day. There was a very good turnout, and there was lively dis­cus­sion on a va­ri­ety of top­ics. The fol­low­ing of­fi­cers were elected to the com­mit­tee for the 2015 sea­son: Chair­man: Bren­dan Brady; Vice Chair­man: Craig Cahill; Sec­re­tary: Johnny Kearns; Trea­surer: Enda Nolan; P.R.O: Eoghan O’Neill; Play­ers Rep: Cathal Doyle; Fix­tures Se­cre­atary: Sean hayes; Other com­mit­tee mem­bers in­clude: Diar­muid O’Bri­ain and Johnny Cullen. We thank all the out­go­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers for the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion they have put in throughtout the year. We now move on and look for­ward to work­ing with the new com­mit­tee for the next sea­son.

With our se­nior AGM out of the way, we now move on and look for­ward to the Ju­ve­nile AGM, which will take place this Wed­nes­day at 8pm in the com­plex. All are wel­come to at­tend.

Tick­ets are now on sale for our Christ­mas draw, which will take place in Ja­cob’s Well on Satur­day, De­cem­ber. 20.

We need all the help we can get with this draw, so please come out and support us. If you are look­ing for a ticket, you can con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

AN TÓCHAR

A date for the di­ary, the Club AGM will be held this Sun­day 14th at 5.30 p.m. in the club house. It would be great to see as many as pos­si­ble at­tend and hear how things have gone in 2014 and what the club plans for 2015 in­clud­ing start­ing our club house ex­ten­sion. Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you all there.

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