With all the bad weather we were unable to hold our annual Easter egg hunt this year, but, not to worry, we still have lots of chocolate to go around so we will be holding a treasure hunt on Sunday, May 22nd in the Memorial Park at 12 noon! Our raffle will also be held at this event so if you haven’t got a ticket there is still plenty of time to do so. See yous all there for lots of family fun.
We had a busy week on the field. Our Under-12s came out on top with a two-point win over Annacurra on Friday night.
Last Monday our Under-14s lost out to Bray and we played away to Aughrim Monday just gone. We also held the Under-8 and Under-10 blitz last Saturday. The blitz was a very enjoyable day for all and a big thanks to the clubs who attended and to all those who helped out.
The club sends sympathy to the Boothman, Pender, and Byrne families on their recent bereavements. We wish our club secretary, Denis, a speedy return to full health from all club members.
Reminder that the county draw tickets are now on sale so contact any of the committee if you need one.
Run the Rock takes place again this year on June 4. All welcome to participate.
Well done to the Wicklow Under-14 camogie team who won their section of the Leinster Bbitz on Sunday in Laois and were very well represented by the Aughrim girls.
Annacurra won well again Rathnew on Friday evening in the league, beating the Village men by double scores - 2-12 to 1-06.
The Senior team faces Donard at home on Sunday morning.
Last week’s junior game was postponed due to the Senior match the next night. Annacurra will travel to Carnew this Thursday in the next round of the league.
A summarised version of the club’s code of behaviour is on the wall of the dressing rooms. Please take your time to read it. Full copies are available from members of the committee.
Carnew Emmets GAA are hosting a fundraising Barn Dance on Saturday, June 4, the Bank Holiday weekend, in Mick Kenny’s barn. The theme of the event is the 1916 Rising so please do come in your 1916 costumes and paraphernalia!
Music on the night will be by Jorum so a really good session is guaranteed. The Barn Dance is preceded by a night of Irish Music in the main lounge of Kenny’s which promises to be most enjoyable.
Admission will be by ticket only and, since there will only be a limited number available, buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Further details of the event and how to purchase tickets will follow closer to the date.
Carnew GAA lotto was not won, lucky dips were Lorraine and Sean Kenny, Ballybeg. Oisin Doyle, Kilcavan, Betty Nolan, c/o Paddy Doyle. Darragh Doyle, Kilcavan, the next draw is May 23 in Sinnott’s and the jackpot is €5,200.
Happy 21st birthday to Padraig Doran, Croneyhorn. The Junior hurlers won against Glenealy and play ARP this Wednesday.
The footballers had no game and play Annacurra on this Thursday at 7.30pm
The Seniors played Glenealy on Tuesday and play Baltinglass on next Tuesday
The Under-14s played Glenealy and play St Kevin’s on Wednesday. The Under-12s played Bray and our Under-16s won against Avondale and played Ashford on Monday.
Lotto results from May 9 – Numbers drawn were 7, 8, 19, and 26. Bonus number: 26. There was no jackpot winner. Match threes: Eileen O’Neill, Abbey Dillon. The GAA academy is on at 10.30am every Saturday morning in the GAA field. All boys and girls at Under-6 are welcome.
Junior football - Our Junior team played Knockananna last Thursday evening away in a challenge game. This was a useful game to try out plenty of players. This Thursday evening we play Coolboy at home at 7.15pm in the league.
The GAA club is looking for people to participate in the fundraiser the Cube. It’s on the Saturday of the June Bank Holiday weekend in Black Toms. It costs €100 to enter and the first prize is €1,000. Spaces are limited! If you want to take part please text Anthony Murphy on 087 2323563.
The Wicklow Under-13 Garden County Stars Gaelic football programme will take place next Saturday, May 21 in Ballinakill from 10.30am to 12pm.
This programme will continue for 10 weeks in a row, activities include skill coaching, skill tests, games based coaching and all players will get the opportunity to play for Wicklow in 3 games against Leinster opposition.
All clubs are asked to send all their players born during 2003 who must be under 13 and eligible for Under-13 this year. This is an open invitation to all players and clubs to participate.
Contact head coach Eoin Phibbs on 086 8282033.
AGB offer their sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Jack Boothman, former GAA President and former Leinster Council Chairman. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.
AGB Under-14 boys played An Tochar mid week, and having been very unlucky in the opening two league games.
AGB Under-14s finally got the victory they had deserved in those early games. It came against a strong An Tochar team in Ballymoney on a score line of 4-14 to 4-5.
It was a brilliant showing by every single panel member; the forwards who racked up some brilliant scores; the battling and hard working midfield; the defence which coped superbly with a dangerous An Tochar forward unit and each substitution also played an excellent and vital part.
AGB Under-16 girls played Carnew in the league at Pearses Park. This was a fiercely contested game with both teams working hard right from the throw-in. It was Carnew who got off the mark first scoring a goal and point in quick succession.
It was then AGBs turn as the girls worked some great scores to get back into the game. AGB went on to play some great football but it was Carnew who went in leading at the break.
Credit has to be given to one of Carnew players who scored three outstanding individual goals in the first half. Some teams may have given up at this stage, but not this group of players. In the second half there was no quarter given by either side with both teams again working tirelessly until the final whistle. It was a great game of football that finished with a victory for the visitors. AGB 1-5, Carnew 5-3.
AGB Under-12 Girls Division 4, took on Coolkenno during the week and after a tough game it finished with AGB 4-2 to Coolkenno 2-2, giving the girls four wins in four from the league to date.
Well done to the Under-8 and Under-10 girls who travelled to Baltinglass for a blitz on Saturday morning. An excellent display of football was on show from all the girls.
Welll done to the Under-15 Boys: Ferdia Hunt, Ben Fennell, Michael O’Reilly and Elliott Young who played on the Wicklow Under-15 county team in a blitz, they lost narrowly to Longford and had a good win against Waterford.
It is the last week to buy County Development Draw tickets. They are currently on sale for €50. Please contact any club official if you would like to buy one. Please ensure tickets are returned to the club by the 15th of May.
The next meeting of the Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney club executive is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, at 8.00pm in Pearse’s Park.
AGB club gear is available at great prices. See gear and prices at: Club Gear on Facebook. Contact Kerry on 087 3287881 to order.
The lads are down to play Ballymanus on Tuesday, May 24, at home in the league. All support welcome as they look to keep their good start going.
County Board Development draw tickets are due back now, contact any committee member about this. Membership is also due and can be paid to any committee member or Danny Dowling.
Well done to the Under-12 team on a great performance in Coolkenno last week. The Under-14 team are playing in Roundwood at 7pm on Wednesday, May 18, all support welcome. Training continues every Monday at 6.30pm, all new players welcome.
The club would like to send its condolences to the Martin family on the death of Nicky. RIP
Our Junior footballers got back to winning ways last Thursday evening with a well deserved win over Rathnew, with Conor Sheehan been our star man.
Final score was 1-14 to 1-05. We play Fergal Ógs away tomorrow night at 7.30pm. Our Junior hurlers are in action tonight at home to Shelilagh at 7.30pm.
Our Senior footballers will be hoping to follow up our fantastic win against Baltinglass when we host Kiltegan on Sunday morning at 11am.
Our Under-14 hurlers enjoyed a good win over North Wicklow Gaels last week while our Under-8 and Under-10 hurlers were in Arklow last Friday night for a blitz and this Friday night the footballers are away to Enniskerry.
County development draw tickets are current available from any committee member. The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Martin family on their sad loss of Nicky. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a aimn.
Another desperately sad loss within Wicklow GAA with the news that former President of the GAA Jack Boothman has passed away. The proud Blessington clubman was the 31st President of the GAA between 1994 and 1997. Our sincerest condolences to the Boothman family and all in Blessington GAA Club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the Feile table quiz last Friday night. We had a full house. Special thanks goes out to Colin O’Brien, Peter Loughlin, Lorraine O’Reilly, Saoirse O’Reilly, Aine Cahill, bar man Eddie Leonard and our excellent quiz master Eugene Dooley.
It is the qualifier route for Dean, Johnny and Conor and all involved with our County Wicklow Senior football team after a really gallant effort in the Leinster Senior football championship against Laois in O’Moore Park Portlaoise. They can’t be faulted for effort and creativity over the 70 odd minutes.
Congratulations to Jack Fox and Callum Kelly on representing county Wicklow Under-14 team on Saturday, May 14. They had games against Clare and Longford and were victorious in both games. Hoping to see more St Pat’s squad members wearing the county jersey soon. Our Under-14 lads welcome Éire Og this Wednesday 18th to Dunbur with throw in at 6.45pm.
On Sunday morning, our Senior ladies welcomed Baltinglass to Dunbur in the Division 1 league. Final score: St Pat’s 0-06, Baltinglass 2-08.
The Junior ‘A’ men hosted Hollywood in Kilcoole on Sunday Morning in the Division 3 football league. On a sunny Sunday with a lot of missed opportunities the lads came out on the wrong side of a 2-09 to 0-10 score line.
Congratulations to our Junior hurlers who kept up their winning ways with an excellent result away to Kiltegan 4-12 to 2-07.
Our Junior hurlers will play Fergal Ógs on Wednesday at 8.10pm in Dunbur.
The St Pat’s Under-16 hurlers had a league match on Monday, May 9, in Kiltegan against Michael Dwyers. This was a very good game of hurling, with a lot of skill and determination from both teams. Our lads put in a great effort and earned a draw of 1-08 each.
The wet Tuesday evening didn’t put our Under-8 hurlers off as they went through their steps at St Patrick’s National School, getting ready for Go Games in Eire Og last Friday.
This week’s worthy winners of the coveted player of the week were Eoin Traynor (Under-7), and Cathal Cannon (Under-8). Well done boys! Training takes place every Tuesday in St. Pats NS at 6.45pm with new players welcome.
The girls from St Patrick’s GAA Under-14s team are hosting a bake sale and coffee morning in the Dominican College Wicklow on Tuesday, May 17, at 11.30am to help raise funds for the girls and boys Under-14 teams who have both qualified to go to Cork and Kerry in June to represent Wicklow in the Féile. There will be loads of sweet treats to purchase and also a raffle on the day.
St Patricks GAA Annual Golf Day will be held in Wicklow Golf Club on June 18. Scramble 4 Ball competition will tee off shotgun at 8.30am and 1.30pm. To book your team for €100 contact Mary Cahill 087 1202755, Tommy Vickers 087 9901505, Davy Shannon 087 2453887 and Gerry Tiernan 087 248349.
A reminder to all members, membership is now overdue please contact registrar Eddie Leonard to arrange payment (086 834 9272). No players can train or play matches until they have paid their membership, no exceptions!
A big thank you goes out to our lotto sellers this weekend! The team was Tim Kavanagh, Peter Loughlin, Garret O’Reilly and David Caffrey. If you can spare a few hours to sell lotto tickets if everyone helped out, you would only have to go out once or twice a year this is our bread and butter and we urgently need lotto sellers. We are looking for all parents from both Under-14 Féile teams to participate over the next 8 weeks. To put your name down you can contact Kathryn Fox 086 314 9233.
There was no winner of this week’s club lotto jackpot of €4,050. Numbers drawn were 16, 20, 23, and 25. The bonus number was three. Congratulations to Victoria Egan who matched three numbers winning the €250 prize.
ARKLOW ROCK PARNELLS
Great turnout for the Under-8s and Under-10s blitz on Friday night. Thanks to Avondale, Fergal Ógs and Kilaneran for travelling. Also big thanks to all the ladies who helped out on the night with food and refreshments. Junior hurling well underway. Great win last Wednesday away to Shillelagh. Let’s follow that up with a good win against old rivals Carnew at home. Throw in at 7.30pm at the Rocks pitch. Also anyone who has country draw tickets, they’re due back in on Wednesday evening. Finally, please remember membership is overdue. Anyone who has not paid will not be covered in case of injury. Please keep your membership up to date.
Well done to the Under-12 football team who continue to show improvement with wins over Laragh and Ballymanus recently.
On Monday next, May 23, the Under-12s travel to take on Ballinacor.
Juvenile training for Under-8 and 10 boys/girls and Under-12 girls continues on the Fairgreen on this Friday, May 20, at 7pm.
The combination drawn in the club lotto draw on Monday, April 25, was 4,6, 8, and 16. There was no jackpot winner. The following lucky dip winner each procured €30: Tom Hennessey Millbank, P& M c/o Pat Nolan, Paddy O’Brien Millbank. Ardeen Respite won the promoter’s prize, the next draw with the jackpot at €1,500 will take place in Kenny’s Central House on Monday next, May 23.
The Junior football team will be hoping to secure their first league points of the season when they travel to take on Bray in Division 3 of the football league on Saturday next, May 21. Players should check with team management regarding throw in time travel arrangements etc.
The Junior hurling team got their season underway when they entertained Arklow Rocks on the Fairgreen on Wednesday last.
Unfortunately, defeat was their lot on this occasion. They too will be hoping to secure their first league points when they travel to take on Avondale on this Wednesday, May 18, throw in is at 7.30pm. Players should assemble at Kenny’s car park at 6.15pm sharp.
A big thank you to all who supported our annual golf classic in Coolattin Golf Club on Sunday, May 8, to our sponsors, teams that participated and to the committee and catering staff of Coollattin Golf Club, your help and support is greatly appreciated, full list of prize winners will be included in next week’s notes.
Club lotto - Draw results from Monday, May 9 - Jackpot: €2,000. Numbers: 3, 6, 17, and 23. Jackpot winner: None. Match threes: Tommy Glynn c/o T Glynn; Kevin McDermott c/o P Farrell; Ken O’Brien c/o C O’Brien; Marie Crean c/o F Crean; Martin Hamilton c/o M Purcell; Hayley c/o S Driver; Zoe Irish c/o M Behan; Daire Nolan c/o S McDermott; Alan Clarke c/o Trina. Each Receives: €34.
The nursery for 4-10-year-olds, boys and girls, continues each Friday, commencing at 6.15 pm.
The Under-16s play Carnew this Wednesday in Carnew.
The girls’ Under-8s and Under-10s hosted their first ever blitz on our own pitch last Saturday. A great time was held by all on a beautiful sunny morning.
Ashford GAA will hold a Fun Camp in August for boys and girls aged 4 -11.
Our adult team suffered another loss, this time to Ballinacor. Next scheduled match is for Tuesday, May 17, at home to Stratford.
Our new clubhouse hosted its first committee meeting last Thursday, May 12. For the first time ever we were able to hold a meeting on our own premises in comfort. Well done to everyone concerned.
Knockananna’s next league game is away to Vallymount on Sunday morning at 12pm. We played Tinahely in a challenge game on Thursday night last, scoring an impressive 2-23 from play. It was great to see all our loyal supporters out in force again .