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Lotto - Win­ning num­bers were 01, 04, 06, and 32. Bonus: 38. No jack­pot win­ner. Match three win­ners re­ceive €250 each. Jack­pot on May 23 stands at €5,300. Thanks to all buy­ers and sellers of club lotto tick­ets for con­tin­ued sup­port.

Ju­nior Hurl­ing League - Gle­nealy 2-14, En­niskerry/ Kil­mac 1-4. Hurlers put in a bat­tling per­for­mance last Wed­nes­day night in Gle­nealy but had to give way to a strong lo­cal out­fit.

The lo­cals had the per­fect start with a goal af­ter two min­utes but En­niskerry/Kil­mac set­tled and dom­i­nated the last 15 min­utes of the half with Ja­son Doyle find­ing the Gle­nealy net and Ge­off Cahill (0-2) and Christy Fox fir­ing over a 65 to leave us 2-6 to 1-3 down at the break and still well in the game.

Un­for­tu­nately our cur­rent malaise of not turn­ing pos­ses­sion into scores came back to haunt us in the 2nd pe­riod with only a Doyle point all we had to show for our ter­ri­tory. Gle­nealy picked off some fine points of there own to run out de­serv­ing win­ners.

Best for En­niskerry/Kil­mac on the night were Mick Byrne who made some fine saves in the net, young­sters Mark Mullen, Luke Dil­lon and Nathan Cronin who con­tinue to im­press, Johnny and Ger Driver worked hard in mid­field while Ja­son Doyle was al­ways a threat up­front.

This Wed­nes­day (May 25) we play Ark­low Rock Par­nells in En­niskerry.

Adult foot­ball - This Fri­day (May 27), we con­tinue our Di­vi­sion 3 league cam­paign when we travel to New­cas­tle to play the lo­cals. New­cas­tle are al­ways a tough nut to crack so we’ll need a big per­for­mance from the squad. Throw in is 7.30pm. Best of luck to Alan and the lads and again all sup­port is wel­come.

Ladies foot­ball - Ladies have a bit of a lull in the next few weeks games wise due to ex­ams and county com­mit­ments. How­ever Aoife and the squad are training away and hop­ing to ar­range a few chal­lenge games to pre­pare the side for re­sump­tion of sea­son. In the In­ter­me­di­ate cham­pi­onship we drew Carnew, Tinahely and Coolkenno in our group sec­tion.

County devel­op­ment draw - The first draw takes place this Fri­day (May 27). Many thanks to all who helped us sell our quota of tick­ets by buy­ing and sell­ing tick­ets and the best of luck in the draw.

Ju­ve­nile - Un­for­tu­nately due to bad weather the Un­der-8 and Un­der-10 blitz had to be can­celled un­til a later date last Fri­day night. Training con­tin­ues this Fri­day for nurs­ery, Un­der-8s and Un­der-10s at 7pm in the field.

Con­do­lences to the Booth­man fam­ily and all in Bless­ing­ton GAA Club on the re­cent pass­ing of for­mer Uachtarain CLG Jackie Booth­man RIP. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Club web­site - Visit En­nisker­ry­gaa club.ie for all up to date club in­for­ma­tion.

NEW­TOWN

The Se­niors took on Balt­in­glass last Fri­day in the league and un­for­tu­nately lost the game.

How­ever, the team was weak­ened due to in­juries and avail­abil­ity of play­ers due to a lo­cal wedding hope­fully the team will be back to full strength for the next game in two weeks time.

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 due to the weather our ju­nior Mag­pie’s nurs­ery re­sumed last Satur­day and will con­tinue ev­ery Satur­day at 10am in the pitch and new faces are al­ways wel­come to join us. 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 Cúl camps are re­turn­ing to New­town once again this year on July 18 to 22. The web­site is now open for reg­is­tra­tion http:// www.kel­log­gscul­camps.gaa.ie.

The Un­der-8-Un­der-10s played two blitzes last week, on Mon­day they went to Kil­coole and on Fri­day they trav­elled over to Kil­mac to take part in a Go Games blitz un­der the new for­mat. Well done to both clubs for go­ing ahead with the games de­spite the in­clement weather, their next out­ing is an all county blitz and it’s on in Bal­li­nakill on Satur­day, June 11. Training for th­ese two teams is on ev­ery Tues­day at 6.30pm and ev­ery Fri­day at 6.30pm. 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.

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.

The Un­der-12s have only been beaten once and they played Barn­dar­rig on Mon­day in a top of the ta­ble clash.

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 6 to 6.30pm, they are now also training on Satur­days at 12 in the pitch. Their next blitz is on June 4.

The Un­der-12 girls who are go­ing well and have only been beaten once are play­ing Val­ley­mount away in the league next Tues­day; they are training in the pitch on Wed­nes­days at 7pm and on Satur­days at 12pm.well done to Laragh Davis, Re­becca Gil­lan, Doire­ann Smyth, Cody Hem­pen­stall, Alyssia Larkin. Alee­sha McMa­hon and Una Power who all took part and ac­quainted them­selves very well at county Un­der-12 tri­als last Satur­day.

The Un­der-14 girls were beaten by Eire Og in the league and their next match is at home to St Ni­cholas on June 9.

The Un­der-16 girls are tak­ing a break due to the ex­ams and have no match for a few weeks.

Con­grats to the lotto win­ner who scooped the jack­pot of €6,800 last week on num­bers 7, 13, 16, and 26. There were also five match three win­ners who re­ceived €40 each. Please buy a ticket to help sup­port the club it could be you!

We have a good stock of ju­ve­nile jer­seys and with the sea­son just started now is the time to order your club gear, for all queries re­gard­ing any club mer­chan­dise please give Ruth a ring on 087 7472682 or call up to the club­house any Satur­day morn­ing be­tween 10-11am to view or order your club gear. You can keep up to date with us on Face­book and twit­ter for all the lat­est fix­tures and news.

FER­GAL ÓGS

Un­der-8s/Un­der-10s - Our week got off to a fly­ing start on Mon­day when our Un­der-8s and Un­der-10s foot­ball teams trav­elled to Kil­coole for a re­ar­ranged Go Games fix­ture.

Our Un­der-8s faced off against New­town, while our Un­der-10s played the host club. Both teams par­took in com­pet­i­tive matches with the three clubs in­volved be­ing very evenly matched with very lit­tle sep­a­rat­ing the sides.

From our Un­der-8s, Joshua Tem­ple was one of the stand out per­form­ers, scor­ing a cou­ple of crack­ing goals. Also in fine form was Evan O’Neill, while the rest of the team of Bran­don Mitchell, Natalie Cymerkiewicz, Theo McKenna, Szy­mon Si­wc­zok and Michael Martin all con­trib­uted to an im­pres­sive Fer­gal Ógs per­for­mance on the night.

Our Un­der-10s had a panel of 14 play­ers on the night with num­bers at that age group con­tin­u­ing to rise. They played two matches against two Kil­coole teams and gave a very good ac­count of them­selves against both sides, with the host club be­ing stronger on the night. Wor­thy of a spe­cial men­tion are Cian Egan and Laura Hig­gins who worked tire­lessly at the back to stop Kil­coole at­tacks and win ball. The Berkley broth­ers, Daniel and Robert made their re­turn and were re­lent­less, cover­ing ev­ery blade of grass on the pitch, while Megan Keogh cre­ated scor­ing chances with some fan­tas­tic passes.

Both teams will be trav­el­ling to Kil­coole again next week, when they’ll take on the host club in a hurl­ing con­test.

Men’s Hurl­ing - Our men’s hurl­ing team were due to play St. Patrick’s on Wed­nes­day in the ju­nior league but the match was re­ar­ranged to be played on Mon­day 23rd in Wick­low town.

Men’s Foot­ball - Our men’s foot­ball team played host to Avon­dale on Thurs­day in Bal­ly­waltrim Park. Com­ing off the back of their win against Kil­coole in the week prior, the team were brim­ming with con­fi­dence head­ing into the tie and this was ev­i­dent when they came fly­ing out of the traps in the open­ing min­utes, not wait­ing long be­fore find­ing their first scores, cour­tesy of a brace of points by Gavin Har­ris, the first from play and the sec­ond from a close range free.

The bright start seemed to catch Avon­dale off guard and they re­sponded hastily, not let­ting them­selves drift any fur­ther be­hind, gain­ing pos­ses­sion of the ball and work­ing the ball down the wings to score their first points, lev­el­ling the tie at two points a piece.

Avon­dale pressed on ahead with the game start­ing to be played in the Fer­gal Ógs half and were clin­i­cal in tak­ing their points when given the time and space. 15 min­utes into the tie, they found them­selves three points ahead, and with their dom­i­na­tion of the high ball con­tests, they won their fair share of Fer­gal Ógs goal kicks, and 20 min­utes in, found the back of the home sides net for their first goal.

Fer­gal Ógs fought back with Gavin Har­ris send­ing an­other free over the Avon­dale bar, while an im­pres­sive run from Cor­mac Kelly ended with his first point and Fer­gal Ógs fourth.

Avon­dale se­cured four more points be­fore the half-time break, with a half-time score of 1-9 to 0-4.

Avon­dale fur­thered their lead in the early stages of the 2nd half scor­ing an­other goal. 11 points be­hind, Fer­gal Ógs found it dif­fi­cult to get near the Avon­dale goal with the visi­tors forc­ing them to shoot from dis­tance. Aaron Kane made some bril­liant runs down the wing, while there was also some good give and go foot­ball be­ing played in the op­po­nents half, but un­for­tu­nately the team weren’t clin­i­cal enough in tak­ing their scor­ing chances with a few wides let­ting Avon­dale off the hook on oc­ca­sions.

When Fer­gal Ógs re­ceived a free just out­side the box, the at­tempt on goal sailed just over the cross bar for Gavin Har­ris fourth point.

The point was fol­lowed by two more, with Ro­nan Twohig and Mark Doyle get­ting their names on the score sheet, both of them scor­ing from tight an­gles. Down the op­po­site end of the field, Avon­dale re­sponded to Fer­gal Ógs spell of dom­i­nance with an­other goal which killed the game off as a con­test and added a flurry of points to their tally be­fore full-time, for a fi­nal score line of Fer­gal Ógs 0-7, Avon­dale 3-17.

The teams next match will be an away trip to New­town next Thurs­day.

Un­der-12s - Our Un­der-12s hurl­ing team played Eire Óg Grey­stones on Satur­day. A crack­ing game of hurl­ing was had. Fer­gal Ógs made the bet­ter start, with Lance Wilde and Oisin Allen win­ning the mid­field bat­tle and driv­ing the ball for­ward to Cian Byrne at half-for­ward who cut in­side his marker, and drove the ball over the bar from dis­tance for his sides open­ing score.

Eire Óg launched the ball into their full for­wards but Rhys Wilde and Jack Allen were first to many of the balls and sent them back up the field.

Fer­gal Ógs scored their sec­ond point when Lance Wilde found his range af­ter a cou­ple of ear­lier wides, and blasted the ball over to put the Bray side up by two points. Much credit must be given to Ryan Fe­gan and Pearse O’Ke­effe at half back, who broke down many at­tacks and eased the pres­sure on the full backs.

They turned de­fence into at­tack, mov­ing the ball out to the wings for the on­com­ing Fer­gal Ógs run­ners. Eire Óg scored their first point cour­tesy of a free and fol­lowed it up with an­other point from a 65 to level the tie.

Ross McA­teer made some im­pres­sive puck outs be­tween the posts, while Jake Peare was in the thick of the ac­tion along­side Byrne, at half-for­ward and was un­lucky not to bag a goal for him­self, be­ing de­nied by an im­pres­sive save by the Eire Óg goal­keeper.

Fer­gal Ógs scored their third point when Lance Wilde bat­ted a high ball down to Oisin Allen, who shifted the ball out wide into the hands of Cian Byrne, who drove down the wing and scored from a tight an­gle. There were some im­pres­sive play from Shane Buta in the full for­ward line who bat­tled for ev­ery ball and kept the full back un­der pres­sure while Saoirse O’Han­lon and Eleanor Gil­more pulled on any ball that came near them with their eyes fixed on the Eire Óg goal.

Cian Byrne se­cured an­other point be­fore half-time cour­tesy of some bril­liant link up play be­tween him­self and Oisin Allen, with the half­time score read­ing; Eire Óg 0-2, Fer­gal Ógs 0-4.

In the sec­ond half Eire Óg started to win more ball, and scored their first goal from a fan­tas­tic close range strike to put them­selves ahead.

They quickly fol­lowed it with an­other goal from a tight an­gle, giv­ing them­selves a four-point lead. Fer­gal Ógs fought back with Lance Wilde launch­ing a cou­ple of im­pres­sive pucks into the Eire Óg goal mouth, only to find the op­pos­ing teams full backs.

Eire Óg looked to fur­ther their lead but were stopped in their tracks by some su­perb hook­ing and block­ing by Ryan Fe­gan and the Allen broth­ers. A Fer­gal Ógs goal op­por­tu­nity pre­sented it­self when Oisin Allen found Shane Buta out wide, who caught the ball in hand, and laid it off for an on­com­ing Jake Peare, whose strike was saved again by the Grey­stones keeper.

A frus­trat­ing sec­ond half from a Fer­gal Ógs point of view saw Eire Óg claim the vic­tory by full-time. Much credit must be given to the Fer­gal Ógs team for a ter­rific per­for­mance.

The team’s next match will be a foot­ball tie, at home against Kil­coole on Mon­day 23rd.

Other news - Mem­bers of our club ex­ec­u­tive met with Wick­low GAA Op­er­a­tions Man­ager Dave Tutty on Tues­day to dis­cuss club devel­op­ment and county struc­tures etc. Many thanks to Dave for vis­it­ing us.

Our Cúl Camp will run from Au­gust 15-19. Book now, so that your child doesn’t miss out on what is al­ways a great week on the club cal­en­dar.

Beidh a bheith nios mo nuacht an tseach­tain seo chugainn.

EIRE OG GREY­STONES

COMHBHRÓN It came as a shock to 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 the Sligo Hospice at the end of last week. The club ex­tends its sin­cer­est sym­pa­thies to his fam­ily and to his friends of whom he had very many. Go raibh leaba ag a anam geanúil, mei­dhreach i measc na naomh.

FUNDRAIS­ING The Lotto num­bers drawn on Mon­day 16th were 4, 8, 15, 22 and the jack­pot for Mon­day 23rd is 8000euro.

Becky Lof­tus Dore, a par­tic­i­pant in the Éire Óg Strictly which is less than a month away is hold­ing a JU­NIOR DISCO in the club­house on Satur­day 29th 3-5 p.m. En­trance 3 euro. There will be face paint­ing and a sweet shop.

PEIL The Grey­stones rep­re­sen­ta­tives on the Cill Man­tain team which played Laois in the 1st round of the Leinster Cham­pi­onship in Port­laoise on Satur­day week did Éire Óg proud. Dar­ren Hayden, vice-cap­tain, seemed to be in per­pet­ual mo­tion with his No.10 ap­pear­ing now in the backs, now in the for­wards through­out the game. The ex­tent to which his ball car­ry­ing skills were seen as a threat by the op­po­si­tion was at­tested to in the num­ber of times he was fouled in pos­ses­sion. His col­league Ch­ester Kelly was as cool and un­hur­ried as is his wont to be in club matches but his agility in thought and deed was such that he was as equally ef­fec­tive in the higher in­ter-county game. One never wor­ried that he would not be able to han­dle any tricky sit­u­a­tion which might come his way. His per­for­mance was re­warded by his hav­ing been cho­sen as cor­ner back on the G.A.A.ie cham­pi­onship team of the week. Daniel Woods and Sam Thomp­son came on in the 2nd half and more than held their own.

The Kil­bride ju­niors made the jour­ney across the Sally Gap on Fri­day night to play Éire Óg in Di­vi­sion 3 of the league. The match ended in a draw. Spec­ta­tors at the game would have deemed the visi­tors’ jour­ney worth­while for the en­ter­tain­ment which came of it while the visi­tors might be some­what dis­ap­pointed at not hav­ing taken both league points. That they didn’t, was largely due to the ex­cel­lent goal­keep­ing of Billy Nor­man and some heroic de­fend­ing by the full­back line. Billy made some spec­tac­u­lar saves but one in par­tic­u­lar drew all-round ad­mi­ra­tion. The Kil­bride full-for­ward, from 8 me­tres out, sent a vi­ciously-struck ball to the right of an ad­vanc­ing Billy who to ev­ery­one’s sur­prise man­aged to in­ter­rupt it passage to the net. Credit is due to both sides for hav­ing served up a closely fought and en­joy­able con­test with many goal­mouth in­ci­dents and some bril­liant pas­sages of com­bined end-to-end play.

CAILÍNÍ U-16 The con­trast be­tween the u-16 cailíní’s game in Grey­stones against St Pats B and the cli­matic con­di­tions in which it was played could not have been more stark. The heavy rain which ar­rived just be­fore the girls took to the field re­lented not one iota over the match’s du­ra­tion and this to­gether with the heav­ily laden sky which was its source con­trived to de­press but their in­tent was off­set by the lively and brightly ex­cit­ing game served up by the girls.

The Éire Óg cailíní were very much on the back­foot in the 1st half and could be counted as some­what for­tu­nate to be only 4 points, 2-3 to 4-1, be­hind at the break. How­ever the girls upped their per­for­mance in the 2nd half and roles were very much re­versed. Yet the re­sult re­mained in doubt right to the last few min­utes. This 5-7 to 4-4 vic­tory over a qual­ity B side is a tes­ta­ment to the grow­ing ma­tu­rity of the squad. Scor­ers: Katie Law­less (3-4), Eva Moore (1-1), Eva McTague, Ash­ling Lawrence and An­drea Han­lon (0-1 each).

The back di­vi­sion which was es­pe­cially solid af­ter the in­ter­val was par­tic­u­larly well served by Katie O’Reilly, Eva Roche and Clau­dia Ran­dles.

The u-14 girls play a home league game this Thurs­day at 7.30 p.m.

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