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SHIL­LE­LAGH

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.

RATH­NEW

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.

EN­NISKERRY

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!

KIL­TE­GAN

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

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.

BRAY EM­METS

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’.

BAL­LY­MANUS

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.

VAL­LEY­MOUNT

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

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.

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