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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.