A huge thank you to all who supported our Christmas night out in Parkview house on Friday last.
Captain Mick Rossitter and his teammates on the 1988 hurling championship winning team were honoured on the night , Tommy Murphy was also a recipient of a presentation for his services to the club down through the years.
Thanks to County Chairman Martin Coleman who was in attendance to make the presentations.
A special word of thanks to the couples who participated in the Mr and Mrs competition. After a close run contest Aisling Nolan and David Whelan emerged as popular winners.
For their efforts, Aisling and David received a €25 food voucher courtesy of Chuck and Orlaith in O’Connor’s Tinahely.
The happy couple can also indulge in their favourite tipple while enjoying Chuck’s fine cuisine happy in the knowledge that if they so wish they will be transported to and from the venue in style, as the prize also included a €25 travel voucher kindly sponsored by the Buggy man at affordable-reliable-punctual Oakridge Cabs.
To the dancers who got together at short notice to perform the group dance from Strictly 2014, to Rory and Katie who performed their winning dance, well done, congrats to Ann Keogh, Main Street who won the €100 door prize sponsored by Top Oil.
Shillelagh juvenile club held its AGM on Thursday last. The following were elected: Chairman: Paul Behan; Secretary: Richard Lambert; Treasurer: Loughlin Deegan; Committee: Margeurite Fitzsimons, Carmel Behan, Sammy Walker, Laura Behan, Francis Simpson and Noel Murphy.
Looking for a last minute stocking filler? The 2015 club calendar (an excellent production) is an ideal gift especially for anyone unable to make it home for the festivities is available in all local business outlets and from committee members.
Also the 2015 club membership package is now available. A €20 contribution entitles each member to inclusion in every club lotto draw during the coming year.
Our lotto draw represents great value still only 24 numbers (no bonus umnber). For further information contact Chairman Mark Dempsey at 087 9755557.
The scrap metal collection skip will be located at the Fairgreen up until Thursday of this week, anyone wishing to dispose of suitable items large or small contact John Cullen at 087 6466558, collection can be arranged.
The committee of Shillelagh GAA Club would like to wish our players and their families, the people of the community and surrounding areas, our generous sponsors and our loyal supporters a happy, healthy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Lotto numbers drawn were 1, 2, 11, and 27. Jackpot winner €3,800 - Viv and Philly c/o Vivienne O’Neill.
Two match three winners share €200: Bernie and Niall Watters c/o Carol Kennedy Jem Hollingsworth c/o Louise Hollingsworth.
Jackpot now €2,000. Turkey Jim Douglas c/o John Smullen Ham Josephine and Les c/o Larry Ellis. Congratulations to all our winners especially Viv and Philly who got a nice early Christmas present.
Our lotto will have a draw for all ticket purchasers for turkey and hams starting on December 1 to 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.
Congratulations to Senior Club Player of the Year award winner, Peter Dignam, whose fine displays in goal for our Senior championship side earned him the plaudits.
Also big well done to Intermediate Hurler of the Year award winner, James Manley. James is an all rounder as he was a vital part of our successful league winning Intermediate football side this year.
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!
Rathnew GAA Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the family of the late Kit Doyle R.I.P. England and Rathnew who sadly passed away recently.
Gym membership prices and details from club house manager Anto Doyle 085-7252430.
Rathnew GAA are holding an end of season social night in Doyle’s at 9pm on Saturday, December 20. All players, coaches and ticket sellers and supporters are welcome. Music by Thomas and Shay.
Contact Vincent 086-8430446 and on Facebook at Rathnew GAA Club.
Lotto - Winning numbers on December 8 were 2, 07, 10, and 20. Bonus 37. No jackpot winner, match three numbers receive €59. Jackpot on December 15 stands at €5,200. Thanks to all buyers and sellers of club lotto tickets for continued support.
DVD Launch Night - This took place last Thursday in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel and before a large crowd the official
‘Strictly Enniskerry’ DVD was launched by secretary Dard Connolly. A viewing of the DVD then took place with applause and good humoured banter aplenty!
DVD’s are now on general sale and at €10 are excellent value. Contact Dara Connolly 086-1741050 or Brendan Barton
087-9510876 to order your copy. For this and all current club info, remember to check out our club website at www.enniskerrygaaclub.com.
County Convention - This took place last Saturday in Aughrim before a large turnout of delegates. Our own clubman Liam Kane was unfortunately defeated by AGB’s Ray Menton in a vote for the position of Irish Officer.
The club would like to thank both Liam for standing for this position and the clubs who nominated him. Also congrats to Ray Menton on his election and best of luck in the year ahead. The Scor Senior competition will take place in February 2015 and it is hoped that Enniskerry will participate in some of the categories.
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.
Christmas Charity Match - This takes place in Pairc NA Sillogue on Sunday, December 28 with an 11am start. It’s a minimum of €5 to play with all proceeds to go to the Old Folks in Enniskerry and all are welcome to play. See you all there!
The club would like to congratulate our own Seanie Furlong who was selected as County Senior footballer of the year 2014. Well done Seanie.
Also, congratulations to David Murray, our own club Development Officer, who was elected as Wicklow County PRO for the coming year.
Lotto results - Numbers drawn were 6, 8, 23, and 24. There was no winner, but we had two match threes, who win €100 each, as follows: Martina Brennan (Promoter Peter Keogh); Ciaran Doyle (Promoter Ciaran Doyle).
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 Sally’s 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.
Club lotto - The numbers drawn were 17, 9, 11, and 8. Next week’s jackpot is €10,900. Please join up at http://brayemmets.com/brayemmets/lotto.aspx.
This is a fantastic way of supporting your club and also win some cash!
At the Wicklow County Convention on Saturday the following players of the year were announced:
Wicklow Senior county hurler: Mikey Lee; Senior Club Hurler: John Henderson; Junior club hurler: Luke O’Reilly; Junior B footballer: Peter Walsh.
It’s a brilliant end to a fantastic year for the club. Well done to all the winners.
Larry Walsh Cup and club Christmas night - The Larry Walsh competition was played in a great spirit with the Little Bray team winning out.
It was followed by an exhibition of silky skills as the over-35s and mentors battled it out to see who would use the defibrillator first.
The Christmas Club night kicked off as Liam McGraynor presented Paddy Moynihan with the cup and Gary Prunty belatedly received his 2013 clubman of the year award.
It was a fitting end to a great season for Bray Emmets. Many thanks to all who par- ticipated and helped out in what was a very enjoyable day.
National Club Draw: The national Club draw throws is under way. It’s a fantastic way to raise funds for the club and its teams. The tickets are ideal stocking fillers and are available in the club shop and from committee members.
Get your workmates, friends and family in on the act. For €10 you have the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.
Please support this fantastic initiative by, pardon the pun, buying or selling tickets.
Last year’s top prizes included - A trip to the 2014 International Rules series in Australia. (Two persons. Match tickets, airline tickets and accommodation.)
The Ultimate Football package 2014. (Two persons. All-Ireland football final tickets, AllStars banquet and tour tickets to Boston.)
Two Corporate Box concert tickets with pre-concert hospitality in Croke Park in 2014. This year there will be even more. Please support.
Wicklow GAA yearbook - The Wicklow GAA Year Book is available from the club shop or from club secretary Anne Healy. There is great coverage of Bray Emmets with all our county wins covered.
Watch this - Fergal Devitt, a Bray Emmets man has a documentary on RTE 2 this Wednesday at 9pm. Fergal is an Irish professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Prince Devitt. He was recently signed to WWE. We wish him all the best.
EIRE OG GREYSTONES
AGM Éire Óg Greystones 2014 AGM has come and gone, it was held on Tuesday 9th in the clubrooms and its proceedings would justly earn the description ‘a good night’s work’.
Item four on the agenda, the election of officers, is often a long drawn out affair as much time has to be spent cajoling people to take up positions on the coiste. Thankfully that was not the case on Tuesday night. There was a general willingness among the attendance to become involved in the club’s administration and it did not take long for the white smoke of election to appear and the cry Habemus Coiste to be heard.
COISTE for 2015 is: Uachtarán: Patsy Vickers, Cathaoirleach: Carmel Deeney, Leas-Cathaoirleach: John Keane, Rúnaí: Daniel English, Cisteoir: Odhrán Ó Súilleabháin, Coiste Chondae: Gerry Walsh, Cláraitheoir: Stephen Kelly, PRO: Con Ó Súilleabháin.
BAILL: Conor Monaghan, Eoin O’Neill, Stephen Moody, Gavin McGowan, Tony Duddy, Mark Barry, Anthony Byrne, Brendan Cuddihy, John Wynne, Geraldine Kelly, Daniel O’Connor.
The AGM of 2014 had, as AGMs go, a very satisfactory attendance and there was a vibrancy and positivity about it that hadn’t been present in the club’s annual meetings for some time. This had older members optimistically harbouring hopes of a new dawn for Éire Óg.
There were three motions on the clár and after these had been discussed in an atmosphere of cool maturity, two were withdrawn and the one concerning the management of teams was passed.
Comhgáirdeachas to Ciarán ‘Mossie’ Gaskin who, by default, was handed the tough assignment of refereeing the 2014 Intermediate Hurling Championship final between Glenealy and Carnew.
It did not take long for Ciarán, who has a low tolerance when it comes to the dishonest use of the camán, to exert his authority on the game with his early issuing of a yellow card. Is this the first occasion on which Éire Óg, unfortunately not noted for furnishing refs, has had the honour of one of its members refereeing a hurling game at this level?
On reading the headline on the front page of the Sunday Times, 07/12, which went something like “GAA to earn 10 million euro from rugby World Cup” one asked oneself why does the GAA have to be presented always in this negative type of manner? (‘the grab all association’). A more honest reading of the situation – surely no one denies the association the right to a rent - would have been ‘Ireland’s bid for the rugby World Cup would have no substance without access to GAA facilities’.
All roads led to Aughrim last weekend, where many gathered to celebrate the successes of two club members, Carmel Bowes who launched her first book of poetry, and Paul Kenny who celebrated his 30th in style. Well done and congrats to both.
There was lotto jackpot winner for the draw held Monday, December 8. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 16, and 18 with Beth Wybrant, John J. O’ Toole and Baby Galvin match three winners.
Finally the club would like to wish Aisling Byrne and Michael Morris all the very best in their married lives together as they tie the knot this weekend.
Tickets are still 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 & 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 Theatre.
There will be numerous other prizes on the night. Tickets are available from all club members. Thank to everyone who gave their time and helped out at the bag packing in Dunnes on Sunday.
Your efforts were very much appreciated. Finally, the club would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Glenealy hurling club is holding its annual children’s party in Glenealy Hall on Saturday, December 20 at 5pm.
The big man with the loud voice, red suit and white beard will be paying a visit on his way from the North Pole, and he says all children are welcome whether they play hurling or not ,as long as they have been good.
There was no winner of the jackpot in last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 15, 20, 21, and 21.
The jackpot next week stands at €11,000, well worth that extra ticket.
Congratulations to James Manley who has been selected as Intermediate club hurler of the year. James will receive his award at the Garden County Gala Dinner Dance at in Arklow Bay Hotel early in the new year.