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AN­NACURRA

A de­pleted An­nacurra team nar­rowly lost out to Donard on Sun­day morn­ing with a goal sep­a­rat­ing the sides.

The ju­nior team trav­els to Coolkenno on Thurs­day evening while the se­nior team has a break for a week.

Well done to Martin, Bob, and the rest of the Wick­low hurl­ing team on re­tain­ing their place in the Christy Ring Cup by beat­ing Derry at the week­end.

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.

ST PATRICK’S

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Se­nior Play­ers Clodagh Fox who made it onto the NFL Di­vi­sion 4 Team of the Year and Dean Healy on be­ing se­lected on the Leinster GAA Team of the Week! You’ve made the Club and County proud!

Both of our Se­nior Foot­ball teams picked up wins this week­end. The Se­nior Men faced Coolkenno on Satur­day where they won 1-12 to 2-08, and our Se­nior Ladies had a home game against Bless­ing­ton where they had a strong win, 3-17 to 1-02. Well done to both teams!

Our Se­nior Hurlers vis­ited Gle­nealy and came away with a well-earned vic­tory on a score line of St Pa­tricks 2-14 Gle­nealy 0-09. Team: Eoghan O’Ma­hony, John Con­nors, Michael Con­nors, Andy “MUDs” O’Brien, Sean O’Cal­laghan, Andrew Con­way, James “Bon­ner” O’Brien, Gerry Con­nors, Jack Mont­gomery, Terry Healy, Ge­orge “Bee” O’Brien (0:3), James “Jimser” O’Brien, big Andy O’Brien (1-9), Christy Moore­house, Ge­orge O’Con­nor (1-1) Subs: Shane Doyle, Tom berry, James Byrne (0-1) , David bury

Our U14 Girls Féile team gath­ered an­other great win on Thurs­day evening. They faced Bray in Dun­bur win­ning 2-12 to 2-03. Keep up the hard work girls!

Well done to the U13 Boys; Mark Evans, Ryan Ka­vanagh, Finn Egan Baron, Bill O’Brien, Mark O’Brien and Cathal O’Bri­ain, who headed to Bal­li­nakill for the U13 County Devel­op­ment Squad on Sun­day.

Our U10 girls played their sec­ond blitz of the sea­son in sunny Ash­ford last Satur­day. The Pats girls had a great turnout with 16 girls in at­ten­dance: Aideen, Aine, Ais­linn, Ailbhe, Alan­nah, Amy, Ava, Caitlin, Grace, Grainne, Hannah, Is­abelle, Marie, Maedbh, Ni­amh & Orla. The girls played two 30 min­utes matches against Bray Em­mets & hosts Ash­ford. The girls were split in to 2 even teams and played a half against both op­po­si­tion. The girls played some great foot­ball on the day and the work be­ing put in at training on Satur­days @ 11am is pay­ing off on the pitch. Well done to all the girls in­volved. Thanks to the coaches, par­ents & sup­port­ers on the day.

Af­ter do­ing very well at last Fri­day’s Go Games in Grey­stones, our U8 Hurlers were back to the training field on Tues­day evening at St. Pats NS. Win­ners of our cov­eted Play­ers of the Week awards were U8 Conor Cof­fey and U7 Tier­nan Shorthall! Training takes place ev­ery Tues­day at 6.45pm, with new play­ers wel­come.

Thank you to Tesco Wick­low for fa­cil­i­tat­ing our St Pa­tricks GAA Club bag pack this week end. We were pack­ing on Thurs­day, Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day. Thanks to ev­ery­one who helped out and sup­ported over the 4 days. It was very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

The Club are or­gan­is­ing a fundrais­ing col­lec­tion of re­cy­cled cloth­ing with Lib­erty Re­cy­cling in aid of our two U14 Féile teams. We will re­ceive €4 for ev­ery 8kg bag of re­cy­cled cloth­ing re­ceived. Green plas­tic bags are avail­able from the club­house. They can con­tain clean clothes, tow­els, blan­kets, cur­tains, bed linen, shoes, bags, hats and hand­bags, and ex­tra plas­tic bags can be used if you have ex­tra. The col­lec­tion day will be the 18th June at the club­house, so get col­lect­ing!

The Mys­tic Celt on Church Street will host a Cof­fee Morn­ing and Bake Sale on the bank hol­i­day week­end Satur­day June 4th 10am un­til 12:30 for St. Patrick’s Boys & Girls Feile. Please sup­port

There’s a week left to go to pur­chase a ticket in the Wick­low Club County Devel­op­ment Draw. Ap­prox­i­mately 75% of funds raised by our ticket sales re­main with our Club. This has been one of our club’s ma­jor fundraiser over the past num­ber of years. If we are to achieve our goals as out­lined in our club devel­op­ment plan specif­i­cally ad­di­tional play­ing fields we need to be very suc­cess­ful with all of our fu­ture fundrais­ing – your sup­port would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

If you would like to sup­port the draw please con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber or Club Sec­re­tary James Phelan 0872284441.

Please re­turn com­pleted tick­ets to Doo­ley Poyn­ton Auc­tion­eers of­fice at­ten­tion - Alan O’Brien.

For your €50 Tick­ets you en­ter three monthly draws – 27th May, 24th June and 29th July. Prizes to­talling €66,750 are avail­able to be won!!

St Pa­tricks GAA An­nual Golf Day will be held in Wick­low Golf Club on the 18th June 2016. Scram­ble 4 Ball com­pe­ti­tion will tee off shot­gun at 8.30am and 1.30pm. To book your team for €100 con­tact Mary Cahill 0871202755, Tommy Vick­ers 0879901505, Davy Shan­non 0872453887 and Gerry Tier­nan 087248349.

A big thanks to this week’s Club Lotto sellers; Donna Con­nolly, Denise Luddy, Gar­rett O’Reilly and Lor­raine O’Reilly. This is a great chance for the Club to raise funds, and all the help is much ap­pre­ci­ated. If you want to join the team of lotto sellers please con­tact Kathryn Fox (0863149233).

There was no win­ner of this week’s Lotto Jack­pot of €4,200. Num­bers drawn were 3, 15, 16 and 20. The bonus num­ber was 8. Colm Fin­negan drew 3 num­bers se­cur­ing him the €250 prize. Thanks to ev­ery­one who sup­ports the draw each week.

Please send any in­for­ma­tion for club notes to Pro.stpatricks.wick­low@gaa.ie be­fore 9pm on Sun­day evenings. You can con­tact St Pats at Face­book St Patrick’s GAA Club Wick­low Town or Twit­ter@StPat­sGAAWick.

AGB

Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money cel­e­brated the open­ing of their new Bal­ly­money Club­house on Mon­day 16 May 2016. A huge crowd gath­ered to cel­e­brate the spe­cial oc­ca­sion. The pro­ceed­ings be­gan with Club Pres­i­dent Fr Liam bless­ing the build­ing, fol­lowed by John Horan Chair­man of Leinster Coun­cil and Martin Cole­man County Chair­man cut­ting the rib­bon to wel­come ev­ery­one into the new Club­house. The guests took some time to view the new club­house and fa­cil­i­ties be­fore sit­ting down for dinner. Ray Men­ton who acted as MC for the evening in­tro­duced the County Chair­man Martin Cole­man who con­grat­u­lated the club on their achieve­ments both on and off the field and wished the club ev­ery suc­cess in the fu­ture. John Horan Leinster Coun­cil Chair­man com­pli­mented the club on their devel­op­ment and as­sured them of the sup­port of the Pro­vin­cial Coun­cil. Club Chair­man John Mur­phy thanked ev­ery­one for their in­put into the devel­op­ment and ac­knowl­edged that with­out the sup­port of so many vol­un­teers it would not have been pos­si­ble. He also went on to thank the De­part­ment of Sports, De­part­ment of So­cial Pro­tec­tion, Ark­low Mu­nic­i­pal Au­thor­ity and Leinster Coun­cil for their sup­port. He ac­knowl­edged the in­put from Shel­ton Gun Club into the project. Mr Sylvester Bourke Mayor of the Ark­low Mu­nic­i­pal Au­thor­ity con­grat­u­lated the club on their achieve­ments, and he was de­lighted to have been part of the lo­cal au­thor­ity, which sup­ported the project. Other speak­ers in­cluded Andy O Brien Wick­low Cen­tral Coun­cil and Leinster Coun­cil Vic­tor O Shaugh­nessy. A spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion was made to Gil­lian Byrne for all her ef­forts and hard work dur­ing the project.

The Ju­nior Ladies trav­elled to Bless­ing­ton on Fri­day night for their fi­nal com­pet­i­tive game be­fore ex­ams & cham­pi­onship. Four­teen made the jour­ney on a ter­ri­ble night to play the game. Eve Rogers was our stand in goal­keeper for the first half and did a ter­rific job and played cen­tre back in the sec­ond half and played ex­cel­lent. The de­fence made up of Zoe Tackas, Caoil­fhinn Ka­vanagh, Becky Birm­ing­ham, Emily Mitchell, Kayleigh Earls and Aoife O’Reilly made life su­per dif­fi­cult for the Bless­ing­ton for­wards and it re­flected on the score­board as they only man­aged one score for the whole game and their link up play with the mid­field­ers of Emer Cur­ran and Doire­ann Ka­vanagh set up many at­tacks. Doire­ann and Emer cov­ered an enor­mous amount of ground and set up many scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for the for­wards with Doire­ann con­vert­ing two points from play. The for­wards con­sisted of Aoife Mur­phy, Roisin O’Reilly, Re­becca O’Sul­li­van, Grace Hur­ley and our Span­ish debu­tant Ta­nia Gon­za­lez Ru­bin put an im­pres­sive 3-13 on the score­board. Their run­ning off the ball, link up play and fin­ish­ing was su­per to watch. Fi­nal score AGB 3-15 Bless­ing­ton 1-0. Well done Ladies.

AGB U12 Girls Di­vi­sion 4 team trav­elled to Carnew on Tues­day evening. A tough game in tricky con­di­tions against a strong Carnew team saw the girls suf­fer their first de­feat in the league.

On Tues­day evening AGBs’ U16 Girls took on St. Pats in the league at the Pearses Park venue. The girls made a strong start, cre­at­ing many chances be­fore mov­ing into a 1-1 lead. St. Pat’s were quick to re­ply, scor­ing their first goal with a long range ef­fort. With both teams work­ing hard in a very tight match, it was the AGB girls who went in at the break lead­ing by 3 points. Again in the 2nd half, the AGB girls started the stronger work­ing some ex­cel­lent scores, but this St Pat’s team sim­ply re­fused to go away and con­tin­ued to work very hard to re­duce the deficit. It was a very ex­cit­ing game full of end to end foot­ball and the girls re­ally had to dig deep to see off the op­po­si­tion. Credit to both teams, this was a great con­test with both teams work­ing their socks off right from the throw, in to the fi­nal whis­tle. The AGB girls even­tu­ally won out and com­pleted a league dou­ble over St Pats with a fi­nal score of 3-5 to 2-1.

AGBs Se­nior Ladies team had a great per­for­mance from a young team who came out on top against an ex­pe­ri­enced Kilnarein side on a score line of 3-10 to 2-6 in a friendly in Kilnarein. Par­tic­u­lar recog­ni­tion to Eve Rogers who went in goals at short no­tice for an in­jured Linda Dempsey and played a stormer. Con­grats to Caoil­fhinn Ka­vanagh who played her first se­nior match and did great along­side her 16s team mates Emer Kelly, Re­becca O Suil­li­van and Anne Marie Kee­gan.

AGBs In­ter­me­di­ate Team trav­elled to Aughrim on Tues­day to play Aughrim and won with a score of 0-15 to 0-6.

Well done to the U8 and U10 boys who trav­elled to Aughrim for a Blitz on Satur­day morn­ing. Ex­cel­lent dis­plays of foot­ball were on show from both teams.

It is the few days 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 this week.

AGBs Sum­mer camp for chil­dren aged 5 - 12 will be held in Pearses Park from the 8th to 12th of Au­gust. Ap­pli­ca­tions can be made on 0871374812 or at ark­low­gaa@gmail.com.

The next meet­ing of the Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money Club Ex­ec­u­tive is sched­uled for Wed­nes­day 8th of June 2016 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.

Please send club notes to ark­low­gaa@gmail.com or ag­bladiespro@gmail.com. You can con­tact the AGB PRO at above email, Face­book (‘Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money GAA Club’ or ‘AGB Ladies’) or Twit­ter.

BALLYMANUS

There was no lotto jack­pot win­ner for the draw held May 16th. The num­bers drawn were 5. 12. 22. 23. with Mar­ion Kin­sella the only match three win­ner. Well done to all the ju­ve­niles who played An­nacurra in their blitz last week­end. Some su­per foot­ball on dis­play. Fi­nally best wishes to all who are study­ing for Col­lege, Leav­ing and Ju­nior cert ex­ams.

ASH­FORD

Club Lotto. Draw Date: Mon. 16.05.2016. Jack­pot : €2,300. Num­bers:2, 14, 16, 25.. Jack­pot Win­ner: None. Match 3’s : Win or share €300 Geral­dine Har­mon c/o S McDer­mott; John Glynn c/o J Glynn. Next Draw: Mon. 23.05.2016, Kings. Jack­pot : €2,600 Seller’s Draw: P King; M Drum­goole.

The nurs­ery for 4-10 yr. olds, boys and girls, con­tin­ues each Fri­day, com­menc­ing at 6.15 pm. U/8 boy’s training will take place on Tues­day evenings . The re-fixed GO Games, post­poned last Fri­day due to in­clement weather, will take place this Fri­day in Round­wood. U/12’s play Kil­mac this Mon­day in Ash­ford.

Our adult team played Strat­ford and An Tochar re­cently. A draw with Strat­ford and a very nar­row one point de­feat to An Tochar were the out­comes.

Ash­ford GAA will hold a Fun Camp in Au­gust for boys and girls aged 4 - 11.

A Fun Camp for 4-10 yr olds will take place in Ash­ford in Au­gust.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on Ash­ford GAA ac­tiv­i­ties can be found via Face­book and from our web page, www.ash­fordgaa.com.

SHIL­LE­LAGH

Training for U8 / U10 boys & girls plus U/12 girls con­tin­ues on the Fair­green on This Fri­day evening 27th May at 7pm. The go - games squad have seen plenty of ac­tiv­ity re­cently, on Mon­day last they en­ter­tained neigh­bours Tinahely on the Fair­green while on Satur­day last they trav­elled to An­nacurra, plenty of up and com­ing tal­ent on dis­play on both oc­ca­sions from all 3 clubs.

The com­bi­na­tion drawn in the club lotto draw on Mon­day May 9th was 1-2-15-18,there was no jack­pot win­ner the fol­low­ing lucky dip win­ners shared 90 euro, Carol - Ann Simp­son Batch­e­lors Walk, Fer­gus Gar­rett Carnew & Patrick Hen­nessey Mill­bank, Dar­ren Ka­vanagh won the 20 euro pro­mot­ers prize, the next draw with the jack­pot at 1,400 euro was sched­uled for Mon­day last 23rd May , re­sults will be in­cluded in next weeks notes in lo­cal business out­lets & on the clubs face­book page on Tues­day 24th May.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Oon­agh Mur­phy who cel­e­brated a sig­nif­i­cant birth­day with a se­ri­ous knees - up in Parkview house on Satur­day last.

Well done to the ju­nior A foot­ball team who trav­elled to Bray on Satur­day last and claimed their first lge pts of the sea­son with a 4 pt win over the home team on a 3 -8 to 1 -10 score­line, they will be hop­ing to fol­low up on this en­cour­ag­ing dis­play on Satur­day next 28th May when EireOg Grey­stones are the visi­tors to the fair­green , throw in is at 6 o clock , come along and give the lads your sup­port.

Thank to Liam Mc Graynor and the Bray club for fa­cil­i­tat­ing us with the change of date for this fix­ture.

The Ju­nior hurl­ing team take on Eire - Og in the Hurl­ing lge. on this Wed­nes­day 25th May on the Fair­green , throw in is at 7 -30 pm.

KNOCK­ANANNA

Lotto - No Win­ner of this weeks Jack­pot €3,200 Num­bers Drawn were 10-16-21-23 One Match 3 Bobby El­liot Sellers Prize for €20 Ed Car­roll The Jack­pot now stands at 3,300.Tick­ets are on sale in The Wagon Wheels, Ja­cobs, Byrnes shop. You can also pur­chase a ticket in Boland’s pub Hack­et­stown ,The Cor­ner House and Sean Mur­phy’s Butch­ers . Thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port

Knock­ananna played Val­ly­mount last Sun­day morn­ing in Val­ly­mount de­spite los­ing by three points, Knock­ananna played ter­rific, prob­a­bly the best they have played in a few year. Af­ter 15 min­utes we lost two men to black cards and shortly af­ter half time one of the lads re­ceived a straight red.

Their re­fusal to ac­cept de­feat was in­cred­i­ble, in­fact we were so dom­i­nant in the sec­ond half if it was a box­ing match it would have been called off . we soon turned a three point deficit around and led by two points with ex­actly 8 min­utes on the clock we spurned sev­eral goal op­por­tu­ni­ties to in­crease the lead but try as they might the goal wouldn’t come , the ex­tra man for Val­ly­mount was now be­gin­ning to tell on a re­ally hot morn­ing and they scored a Goal and two points with out re­ply. This was a good phys­i­cal match and will stand our lads in good stead for the Cham­pi­onship. It might seem un­fair to pick out a few lads that played well but Ro­nan Byrne was ex­cep­tional from be­gin­ning to end at full back , even when moved to mid­field he was driv­ing the team for­ward, and what ever he had for break­fast he gave some to Beefey at half time be­cause he turned in a bril­liant per­for­mance with his tack­ing block­ing etc. Paddy Byrne was also at the same ta­ble and was in­cred­i­ble for the whole game, Tris­tan Ma­her and De­clan Whe­lan work tire­lessly all game and Young Alan Byrne also. Great per­for­mance lads ! Next game is at home to Bray on Sun­day evening. Thanks to the huge num­ber of sup­port­ers who trav­elled to the game

Lip Sync: Knock­ananna Camo­gie and foot­ball teams along­side The Bil­lies are hold­ing a lip sync con­test in the Ark­low Bay July 16 th. Tick­ets priced at €15 are now on sale . This prom­ises to be fun filled night with 24 acts from the three clubs con­firmed. Stay de­tailed for more tunes in the com­ing weeks.

TINAHELY

Se­nior foot­ball - Our Se­nior team were away last Tues­day evening in the Di­vi­sion 1 league. They trav­elled up to Bless­ing­ton but un­for­tu­nately they didn’t come away with the points. Bless­ing­ton won this game by two points. Our next match in the league is on the June Bank Hol­i­day at home to Bray Em­mets.

Ju­nior foot­ball - Our Ju­nior team beat Cool­boy last Thurs­day evening in the league by two points. Well done to the team on get­ting an­other two league points. This week we are away to Aughrim at 7.30pm.

Lotto – May 16 – Num­bers drawn were: 17, 18, 20, and 22. The bonus num­ber was 26. There was no jack­pot win­ner. Match three win­ner was: Mary Byrne. Next lotto jack­pot: €8,300. 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 do text An­thony Mur­phy on 087 2323563.

GAA academy is on at 10.30am ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing in the GAA field. All boys and girls un­der six are wel­come.

Un­der-8 boys foot­ball is on ev­ery Tues­day evening at 6pm in the Tinahely GAA pitch. All boys are wel­come to play.

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