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Lotto - Win­ning num­bers were 14, 15, 17, and 28. Bonus 38. No Jack­pot or match three win­ners. Eight lucky dips re­ceive €30 each. Jack­pot on May 16 stands at €5,200. Thanks to all buy­ers and sell­ers of club lotto tick­ets for con­tin­ued support.

Hurl­ing - Enniskerry/Kil­mac 1-3, Bray Emmets 2-15 - A strong Emmets side with ex se­nior Paddy Lee to the fore picked up the two league points last Wed­nes­day in Enniskerry af­ter a well fought lo­cal derby.

Bray lead by 1-11 to 0-3 at the break with Lee pun­ish­ing the lo­cals from placed balls at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity. Christy Fox got the three points for us with Paul Ka­vanagh grab­bing the goal mid­way through the sec­ond half.

Enniskerry/Kil­mac had plenty of pos­ses­sion tonight but sim­i­lar to last week v Carnew, we couldn’t make it count on the score­board. On a night where again ef­fort and com­mit­ment couldn’t be ques­tioned by the squad, best were Jason Doyle, John Driver, Tris­tan O’Toole and Bill Dick­en­son.

We con­tinue our League cam­paign tonight (Wed­nes­day 18th) when we travel to Gle­nealy.

CFL DIV 3 - Enniskerry 0-11, Laragh 2-12 - Dis­ap­point­ing re­sult for us last Thurs­day night in Parc Na Sil­logue as two goals in ei­ther half proved to be the dif­fer­ence be­tween two sides who pro­duced a hard fought, sport­ing game played in glo­ri­ous sun­shine. We played some good open foot­ball in the first pe­riod, kick­ing some great points but Laragh pun­ished us with a well taken goal be­fore the break to go in 1-7 to 0-6 ahead at half-time.

The sec­ond pe­riod con­tin­ued in the same vein with both sides trad­ing scores and we never got closer than three points to the Glen­dalough side. The goal we needed never looked like com­ing Laragh killed the game with five min­utes left when they raised a sec­ond green flag of the evening to leave the fi­nal score, 2-12 to 0-11.

Scor­ers on the night were Anto O’Neill (0-4), Bren­dan Bar­ton (0-3), Gavin Bar­ton (0-1), Dan Kelly (0-1), Em­mett Kin­sella (0-1), Colm Nolan (0-1).

Best on the night were Ian Kir­wan in goals who made some vi­tal point blank saves, Stephen Cahill and Colm Nolan who worked hard in mid­field and Dan Kelly up front.

County De­vel­op­ment Draw - The first draw takes place on May 27 with €66, 750 in to­tal prize money on of­fer. Tick­ets are €50 each which en­ters you for May, June, and July draws. First prize: €10, 000 on each draw down to 20th prize of €150. For more info, con­tact Gary Ka­vanagh at 086 8567262.

Tour De Le­in­ster - Club are hold­ing a spon­sored cy­cle on the week­end of July 8-10. Itin­er­ary is as fol­lows: Day 1 Enniskerry to En­nis­cor­thy; Day 2 En­nis­cor­thy to Car­low Town; Day 3 Car­low Town to Enniskerry. Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in the cy­cle, help­ing out with stew­ard­ing or spon­sor­ship please con­tact Ul­tan 086 3727665 or Ben 086 3727446.

Next Fri­day, May 20, we host an Un­der-8 and Un­der-10 mini foot­ball blitz when we en­ter­tain Avon­dale. Matches start at 7pm and all support and help on the night would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. Con­tact Ea­mon at 086 3290263.

NEW­TOWN

The Se­niors are play­ing Balt­in­glass at home on Fri­day in the league and could do with your support, the match starts at 8pm.

The Ju­niors, who drew with An Tochar last week, are away to Rath­new to­mor­row evening in the North East league and that starts at 7.30pm.

Call­ing all the Ir­ish speak­ing women in the com­mu­nity, a se­ries is be­ing pro­duced for TG4 which will fea­ture the women of the GAA, from the moth­ers who drive miles to matches around the coun­try to the back­ground teams of fe­male phys­ios and doc­tors, from the loyal sup­port­ers to the board mem­bers who help to run the clubs.

If any­one who is in­ter­ested in tak­ing part please con­tact be­low, as it is a TG4 se­ries, par­tic­i­pants would need to have an ad­e­quate level of Ir­ish. rkear­ney@ty­rone-pro­duc­tions.ie, 01 8894977.

Af­ter a break last week for the com­mu­nion our ju­nior mag­pie’s nurs­ery con­tin­ues next Satur­day and ev­ery Satur­day at 10am in the pitch and new faces are al­ways wel­come to join us. This is our first term of the New Year and it only costs the bar­gain price of €20 for the en­tire sea­son and an hour’s fun and ex­cite­ment are guar­an­teed ev­ery week.

Fol­low­ing on from a very suc­cess­ful pro­gram last year The Kel­logg’s Cul camps are re­turn­ing to New­town once again this year on July 18-22. The web­site is now open for reg­is­tra­tion http:// www.kel­log­gscul­camps.gaa.ie.

The Un­der-8-Un­der-10s trav­elled down to Kil­coole on Mon­day to take part in a re­ar­ranged blitz and their next blitz is this Fri­day, May 20, away to Kil­mac. Train­ing for th­ese two teams is on ev­ery Tues­day at 6.30pm and ev­ery Fri­day at 6.30.

Coach­ing for the hurl­ing takes place ev­ery Satur­day at 11.15am and we are get­ting quite a good turnout how­ever new faces are wel­come to join us at any stage. Due to com­mu­nion we can­celled the hurl­ing last week but it will re­turn this Satur­day at 11.15.

If you have a child who wants to play ei­ther hurl­ing or foot­ball this year please come up to the pitch any Tues­day or Fri­day at 6.30pm or on Satur­days at 11.15am and let the lads know.

Googers, Peter, and their Un­der-12 team had a great win last Mon­day away to a strong Kil­coole team. Af­ter an even start, New­town got on top in mid­field and with the for­wards snap­ping up their chances well we went in at half time 5-4 to 3-2 up.

In the sec­ond half it was the backs who de­fended well as Kil­coole en­joyed a lot of ball but we had done enough by win­ning vi­tal pos­ses­sion and con­vert­ing scores when it mat­tered most to run out 7-7 to 4-7 win­ners.

Team Sean Bishop, Kate­lyn O’Toole, Shane Syn­nott, Shane Dun­leavy, Laragh Davis, Luke Breen, Jason Carthy, Char­lie Sul­li­van, Daragh Hef­fer­nan, Martin Kelly, Mathew Coo­ley, Ryan Clarke, and Una Power.

The Un­der-14s are play­ing Barn­dar­rig away (tonight) Wed­nes­day in the league. The Un­der-16 lads who are go­ing well in the league had a game on Mon­day against Balt­in­glass.

The Un­der-8-Un­der-10 girls are train­ing tonight Wed­nes­day and ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 6.30pm on the pitch. Please note change of time from 6pm to 6.30pm, they are now also train­ing on Satur­days at 12 in the pitch.

The Un­der-12 girl are play­ing St Ni­cholas in the league next Tues­day at home. They are train­ing in the pitch on Wed­nes­days at 7pm and on Satur­days at 12.

The Un­der-16 girls were beaten by Val­ley­mount in the league last week and are now tak­ing a break for the ex­ams. Best wishes to Kait­lyn But­ler who suf­fered a bad foot in­jury in the match, hope to see you back in ac­tion soon Kait­lyn.

All of our teams are al­ways look­ing for helpers and espe­cially play­ers of all ages so if would like to help out in any way with any of our ju­ve­nile teams or just need more info then con­tact the ju­ve­nile chair­man Shay on 087 2699620. There is only one week left to get your tick­ets for the County De­vel­op­ment Draw and they are avail­able from any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

The dead­line for mem­ber­ship has passed and we are now op­er­at­ing a strictly no pay no play pol­icy with no ex­cep­tions.

Deep­est sym­pa­thies to the ex­tended fam­ily and friends of the late Peter Byrne and Jack Booth­man who both passed away re­cently. RIP Peter and Jack.

The Lotto num­bers drawn last week were 7, 11, 26, and 27 re­sulted in no jack­pot win­ner but eight peo­ple matched three num­bers and this week’s jack­pot is €6,800.

FER­GAL ÓGS

Un­der-12s Foot­ball - Our Un­der-12s foot­ballers played Kil­macanogue on Mon­day, May 9. A slow start led to the Bray team find­ing them­selves trail­ing early on with Kil­macanogue win­ning many of the high balls and play­ing most of their foot­ball in the Fer­gal Ógs’ half.

Kil­mac’s pos­ses­sion of the foot­ball led to some easy scores with Jack Allen reg­is­ter­ing a bril­liant per­for­mance in goals, mak­ing an abun­dance of saves, pre­vent­ing the home side from drift­ing too far ahead.

The other Allen brother, Oisin, was also in fine form at full-back, as was Kara Mol­loy, with both of them tire­lessly de­fend­ing, mak­ing count­less tack­les and blocks, work­ing to win the ball back. Cian Byrne, who was be­ing smoth­ered in the mid­dle of the pitch in the early stages, drifted out wide and found him­self in open space on the wing time and time again.

Jack Allen started to find him with his goal kicks, and with ball in hand, Byrne started to weave his way through the Kil­mac half and found his teams first scores. Michael Do­ran scrapped for ev­ery ball at half-for­ward and it wasn’t long be­fore he got his name on the score sheet with a well taken goal. Eleanor Ri­p­ley, Saoirse O’Han­lon and Ryan Fe­gan scrapped for ev­ery ball up front, but Kil­mac were prov­ing to be tricky to break down with scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties be­ing few and far be­tween.

In the sec­ond half, Fer­gal Ógs be­gan to dom­i­nate in the early stages with Ross McA­teer putting Kil­mac’s wing back un­der pres­sure while Jake Peare started to win ball at half-back and dis­trib­uted it to the for­wards. Shane Buta cov­ered ev­ery inch of grass at cor­ner back, while at the op­po­site end of the pitch, the Fer­gal Ógs scor­ing tally ticked over with a Michael Do­ran point be­ing fol­lowed by two con­verted frees from Cian Byrne. Kil­macanogue re­sponded with an­other brace of goals, and added an­other cou­ple of points in the lat­ter stages, to hin­der any Fer­gal Ógs come­back.

By full-time, the score was Kil­macanogue 8-6, Fer­gal Ógs 2-4.

Men’s Hurl­ing - Our men’s hurl­ing team played Eire Óg in the Ju­nior hurl­ing league in Bal­ly­waltrim Park on Wed­nes­day, May 11. Com­ing off a one sided loss to Avon­dale in the week prior, the team were de­ter­mined not to con­cede a re­peat per­for­mance against the Grey­stones side.

From the throw in, there was much more of an edge to the Fer­gal Ógs per­for­mance that had been ab­sent in their first two out­ings in the league.

The sec­ond half saw Fer­gal Ógs pick up from where they had left off, with Paddy O’Brien scor­ing a free for his fifth point. David Dixon got his name on the score­sheet, scor­ing a point at full for­ward. Daniel Kennedy launched an­other ball over the bar for his sec­ond point with Eire Óg start­ing to sense a shift of mo­men­tum to­wards the Schools Road men.

They aptly re­sponded again, with each of their play­ers run­ning into space, and play­ing some tidy give and go hurl­ing, stretch­ing the home team. They soon man­aged to open the Fer­gal Ógs de­fence for their sec­ond goal, which gave them a 12-point lead head­ing into the fi­nal min­utes.

Fer­gal Ógs re­sponded again with Paddy O’Brien scor­ing a brace of points to close the gap to 10 points. The teams played out the re­main­ing min­utes with a fi­nal score of; Fer­gal Ógs 0-11, Eire Óg 2-15.

The per­for­mance was a huge im­prove­ment over last weeks out­ing against Avon­dale and demon­strated the po­ten­tial that the team has in the year ahead.

Their next fix­ture will be an away trip to St. Pa­trick’s on Wed­nes­day, May 18.

Men’s Foot­ball - Our men’s foot­ballers were in ac­tion on Thurs­day 12th when they trav­elled to Kil­coole in the Di­vi­sion 4 league.

Both teams were evenly matched, and a tightly con­tested game of foot­ball was played out in the first half. Cor­mac Kelly was in im­pres­sive form, dom­i­nat­ing in the mid­dle of the park and charg­ing through the op­po­nents half when given an inch of space.

A Fer­gal Ógs goal left the home side with more work to do and many of their ef­forts didn’t come to fruition due to some ex­cel­lent play by Ro­nan Twohig and Aaron Kane who broke down many Kil­coole at­tacks and kept the foot­ball in the op­po­nents half, with both play­ers set­ting up fur­ther scores for the for­wards. Kil­coole did man­age to se­cure an­other cou­ple of points to go in at half-time with the two teams level.

In the sec­ond half, it was all to play for with Fer­gal Ógs look­ing the stronger side, out play­ing Kil­coole, win­ning many of the in­di­vid­ual du­els across the pitch. An­other goal saw the side drift fur­ther ahead, but it did noth­ing to dampen the Kil­coole spirit, with the home side fight­ing for ev­ery ball. They pressed for­ward and con­tin­ued to cre­ate chances, with a few wides be­ing Fer­gal Ógs sav­ing grace.

When given the inch, they took a mile, and launched balls down the wings, test­ing the pace and fit­ness of the Bray men. They se­cured three points in quick suc­ces­sion to shorten the gap, and fol­lowed up with a goal to bring them­selves right back into the game.

With the tie now back in the bal­ance, Fer­gal Ógs re­gained their com­po­sure and started to play the foot­ball they’d been play­ing in the 1st half, keep­ing the ball and forc­ing Kil­coole to do all the run­ning. At the back, the work rate of Stephen Jenk­ins, Paddy Mullen and Chris Car­roll was com­mend­able, as they tracked ev­ery run­ner, and were a thorn in the side of the Kil­coole for­wards.

Niall Clarke and David Meel­i­can came on with the game look­ing like it could swing ei­ther way, and both made an im­me­di­ate im­pact.

A long ball into the box found Niall Clarke who used his size and strength to out mus­cle his marker and slot­ted the ball past the white line. The goal saw a huge mo­men­tum swing with the wind seem­ingly taken out of Kil­coole sails. David Meel­i­can scored a point from the fol­low­ing kick out, all but en­sur­ing the vic­tory. The fi­nal min­utes were played out, with a fi­nal score of; Kil­coole 1-11, Fer­gal Ógs 3-10. Well done to all of the team on what was a ter­rific per­for­mance.

The team’s next match will be a home en­counter against Avon­dale next Thurs­day.

Un­der-8s/Un­der-10s - Our Un­der-8s and Un­der-10s hurl­ing teams trav­elled to Ark­low on Fri­day evening to take on Ark­low Rock Par­nells. A great evening of hurl­ing was had all round. From the Un­der-8s, Theo McKenna was in top form, while Cian Egan was the stand­out player from the Un­der-10s. Their next match will be a foot­ball match v Kil­coole on Mon­day.

Meet­ings - The club com­mit­tee held its monthly meet­ing on Tues­day 10th.

EIRE OG GREY­STONES

Comhbhrón - It came as a shock to us all in Éire Óg to hear that club stal­wart and for­mer Cathaoir­leach, John Glynn, had died. John had been very ill since Oc­to­ber and died in Sligo Hospice at the end of last week. We ex­tend our sin­cer­est sym­pa­thies to his fam­ily and friends. Go raibh leaba ag a anam geanúil, mei­dhreach i measc na naomh.

We were also sad to hear of the death of Jack Booth­man, for­mer Uachtarán of the G.A.A., a man who was a great ser­vant of the or­gan­i­sa­tion in Wick­low and na­tion­ally. Our sym­pa­thies too are ex­tended to the Booth­man fam­ily and to the Bless­ing­ton club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Fundrais­ing - The jack­pot on May 19 will be €7,800. The win­ning num­bers on the 12th were 19, 20, 24, and 28. Táimid buíoch daoibh as bhur dta­caíocht.

Foot­ball - The Se­niors lost their de­fence-dom­i­nated Di­vi­sion 1 re­turn match against Rath­new ón the score 0-10 to 0-7 whereas their Ju­nior coun­ter­parts showed a wel­come re­turn to win­ning ways with a vic­tory over New­cas­tle in New­cas­tle.

Ladies foot­ball - A phoenix ris­ing from the ashes. Adult ladies foot­ball has been dor­mant within the club for a few years but now things are look­ing up. A meet­ing aimed at re­build­ing a team, which was en­cour­ag­ingly well at­tended, was held re­cently and train­ing has com­menced on Wed­nes­day evenings at 8p.m. Fáilte is fiche romhat ann. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion from Tracey at 085-7830807.

Girls - The underage girls’ teams have been busy of late and as might be ex­pected their for­tunes have been mixed.

On Tues­day last the Un­der-12s trav­elled to Barn­dar­rig to play the lo­cals and lost 7-4 to 2-1. Be­cause of the de­vi­a­tion of the pitch from the hor­i­zon­tal, ju­ve­nile games at this venue tend to be of the two halves va­ri­ety and last Tues­day’s match con­formed very much to this de­scrip­tion.

In the first half Éire Óg de­fended the higher end and were lead­ing 2-1 to 0-0 with just three min­utes to go to the break and seemed well set up to cope with the topo­graph­i­cal dis­ad­van­tage which would be theirs in the sec­ond pe­riod. At that point the ad­van­tage swung the hosts’ way and with a two-goal salvo served Éire Óg’s chances a mor­tal blow. Jane Mer­ren was re­spon­si­ble for all the Grey­stones scores.

Thurs­day our Un­der-14 girls trav­elled to Bless­ing­ton to take on the lo­cals. What a con­test en­sued. A ding dong end-to-end bat­tle which served up some great foot­ball and ended up all square 5-7 to 3-13.

In the ab­sence of the team’s reg­u­lar goal­keeper the ver­sa­tile Eva Ster­ritt took on the net­keep­ing du­ties and more than ad­e­quately ful­filled this role. The even­ness of the ex­changes is re­flected in the half-time score which was 1-7 to 2-4.

The same group of play­ers was in ac­tion again at 10 a.m. on Sun­day morn­ing when they played host to St Ni­cholas. This meant a very early start (ne­ces­si­tated by La na gClubanna events at their end) for the vis­i­tors who had to cross the Wick­low Gap to get to this side of the county and they must be com­pli­mented for ful­fill­ing the fix­ture. For the record Eire Óg won with some­thing to spare.

Their last fix­ture in­volved the Un­der-16s trav­el­ling to Ark­low to play the AGB sec­ond team on what turned out to be a very pleas­ant sunny evening. The Éire Óg girls came away 2-5 to 1-2 win­ners af­ter a closely fought con­test which matched the weather in its qual­ity. Goalie Eva McCague played a very im­por­tant part in the vic­tory with her Clux­ton-like kick-outs.

In­ter­ested in be­com­ing a Ladies foot­ball ref­eree? A two-day train­ing course for refs has been or­gan­ised for May 21 to 28. Con­tact Séa­mus at 086 8160732.

Camo­gie - The fi­nal bout of the camo­gie blitzes which took place re­cently in Bray Emmets grounds in­volved teams from Bray, Kil­coole and Grey­stones. The Éire Óg con­nec­tions took a par­tic­u­lar pride in hav­ing been able to field two 10-a-side teams for the event. Charlotte Nor­ton and Amy Web­ster starred for Team A while Ella Keane and Faith Brooke, who amassed 3-1 be­tween them, were prom­i­nent for Team B. Spe­cial men­tion for Eva Ster­ritt who rushed back from the Repub­lic of Cork to take part.

Kil­te­gan Un­der--12 camogs made the long jour­ney from the west to play our Un­der-12s on Fri­day night in their first league game. The ex­pe­ri­enced vis­i­tors dic­tated af­fairs from the start but our girls never bowed to the in­evitable and per­sisted in their ef­fort right to the end. Birth­day girl Siob­han Darcy scored a great goal.

Our newly formed adult camo­gie team played their first com­pet­i­tive game in Bal­li­na­cor among the Wick­low Hills on Sun­day. The Bal­li­na­cor team had only two mem­bers who were not in school whereas the Éire Óg team had only one player with­out a child in school. Grey­stones lost but the team gave an ex­cel­lent ac­count of it­self and its sup­port­ers, off­spring and oth­ers, were very proud of all the ‘girls’ (to quote their “wish­ing” selves). Train­ing con­tin­ues on Thurs­days.

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