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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org before 9pm on Sunday evenings. You can contact St Pats at Facebook St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow Town or Twitter@StPatsGAAWick.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can contact the AGB PRO at above email, Facebook (‘Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney GAA Club’ or ‘AGB Ladies’) or Twitter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.