Dunlavin GAA Lotto: The jackpot of €7,200 was won two weeks ago. A big congratulations goes to Frank McCormick. The most recent jackpot is €2,200. No winner last week and the winning Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 27, 28. There were five match 3 winners sharing €250. Well done to Eileen Dawson, Sharon English, Mary Carroll, M&R Halpin, and Eileen Dunne. A big thank you to everyone who supports the lotto and to those who organise the draw every week. Tickets are €2 each and the draw takes place every Monday evening.
Golf Classic 2016: will take place in Rathsallagh Golf Club on June 11. Cost of €160 per team of four (including food). Join us that evening for a presentation of prizes and music from 9.30pm. Please contact Ed Butterfield on 087-2407749 or Johnny on 087-8439611. The golf course in under new management and Dunlavin GAA wish the new owners the best of luck on re-opening this fantastic golf course right on our door step.
Hard luck to the Seniors who lost to Rathnew in the Division 1 League. Dunlavin put in a good performance and it was even stevens at half-time with a great goal scored by Gary Allen. The halftime score stood at 1-3 to 0-6. Shane Carty rattled the back of the net with a fine goal early in the second half but Dunlavin missed several points during the second half. Final score Dunlavin 2-6 to Rathnew 1-14. Scorers: 1-0 Gary Allen, 0-1 Daniel Dawson, 1-1 Shane Carty, 0-1 Stephen O’Brien, 0-2 Thomas Davis, 0-1 Mark Rigley.
Dunlavin GAA wish all the students sitting the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert the very best of luck.
Well done to the Juniors on a win last week over Valleymount. They play Lacken this week in Division 4.
Dunlavin GAA wish Rathsallagh Golf Club the very best of luck on opening its doors once again. We wish the management and staff every success into the future.
A Go Games monster blitz will take place in Ballinakill on June 11 starting at 2.30pm. Under-8 and Under-10s will compete.
Reminder: The defib is located in the main dressing room.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our reverse parking policy to ensure safety for everyone visiting our clubhouse.
Under-6/8/Under-10 football training is on Monday evenings at 6.30pm.
Under-8/Under-10 hurling training is back on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm. A text will go out to inform you about the Under-12 football training and about upcoming games and Go Games.
Please note your child must have membership form complete and fee paid to participate. 2016 membership: Juvenile Players €20 each. Contact Louise (087) 223 6216 or call into Ed’s Fruit & Veg for forms. Membership will also be taken in the clubhouse on Mondays from 6.45pm before the underage training.
The County Development first draw has been deferred and will now take place on June 10. Thanks to those who have bought their tickets. It’s an important fundraiser for the club.
A clothes collection is now taking place – If you have used or unwanted clothes we are accepting donations every Monday evening at 8pm.
Remember to stay in touch with Dunlavin GAA Facebook page and St Nicholas Juvenile Facebook page. Also check out our twitter page @Dunlavingaa2015. For the most up to date news on lotto results, fixtures and scores please check us out– Like, follow and tweet.
thank everyone who supported and helped them with the recent bed push from Hacketstown to Knockananna.
Martina Whelan, also known as Winnie the Pooh, was out in force again, and with her help harassing motorists and the businesses in Hacketstown, and along with the cabaret in The Wagons, we raised €650.
The kids enjoyed the experience and fair play to them as most of the older ones walked the distance in monsoon like conditions.
Thanks also to the parents for minding our umbrellas and keeping them safe in their cars as they drove behind us all the way to the village, ensuring a safe journey for all.
It was also a great few weeks for our Gaelic teams with Knockananna Junior ‘A’ team having a fantastic win in the league against Bray in Aughrim.
This result ensures their safety in Division 3 for another year and also gives them a chance to chase promotion.
Mattie Forde, the former Wexford player, trained the lads last Wednesday night for an hour and will be back again over the course of the summer.
What is very noticeable is the amount of kids who are attending the adult training sessions. This is great to see and long may it continue.
On Friday, May 27, the National School girls were invited into a tournament in Donard. They played eight games, winning seven, and drawing one. Some achievement as we only have 11 girls between fifth and sixth class. Also the third and fourth class boys won the Shield in the Clonmore Tournament, beating Kilcommon in the final after extra-time.
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Friday week with a five-point win after a typically hard fought encounter last night.
Played in brilliant conditions, we made a great start with two early points. We lead 0-4 to 0-1 midway through the half but the locals drew level before the break when the turning point came on the stroke of half-time when Anto O’Neill goaled to give us a lead (1-4 to 0-4) that we were never to relinquish.
The second half proved to be a cagey affair with both sides having scoring chances but failing to convert them. We eventually put the game to bed with some well worked points finished by O’Neill and Gavin Barton gave us a well merited victory on the night.
In a very solid, battling performance from goalkeeper Ian Kirwan to the returning Mark Tyndal at 15 as well as the subs who all did their jobs when introduced, it would be hard to pick out any individuals.
Scorers on the night were Gavin Barton (0-5), Anto O’Neill (1-2), Jack Conroy (0-1). Well done to Alan, John, Dara and all the squad and many thanks to all the supporters who travelled down and gave us great vocal support on the night.
Ladies Football League - Kilbride v Enniskerry - We travelled across the Sallygap last Wednesday night and came home with the two points after an entertaining, high scoring game.
Fitness shining through in the end as we were all even at half-time.
Great work from Helen Kirwan and again from the Kearns sisters working hard to get the ball from the backs to the forwards. Tara Brady also had a stormer and getting on the score board. Exellent all round performance on the night against a young, talented Kilbride side.
Lotto - Winning numbers on May 30 were 24, 26, 28, 31. Bonus was 34. No jackpot winner, one match three numbers received €500. Jackpot on June 7 stands at €5, 500.
Thanks to all buyers and sellers of club lotto tickets for continued support.
Congrats to Enniskerry YC on their Tom Cullen Cup win last Tuesday versus Inchicore Athletic.
Best of luck to all students in Enniskerry sitting exams in the next couple of weeks from all in the club.
Kellogs Cúl Camps take place in Enniskerry on July 18-22. Cost is €55 per child which includes free gear and backpack. Cúl Camps are open to 6-13-year-olds. All welcome, contact Larry Dillon 086 8292336 or Damian Driver 086 1663415 for more information.
Juvenile - Training continues each Friday at 7pm in the pitch with four to 10-year-olds catered for. All are very welcome, contact Damian at 086 1663415 for more information.
County Development Draw - The first draw takes place this Friday, June 10, so there’s not much time to purchase your ticket if you haven’t already.
Each ticket costs €50 which enters you for three monthly draws with a combined prize giving total of €66,750. Contact Gary at 086 8567262 for more information.
Tour De Leinster - Our cyclists are in training for our sponsored cycle which takes place on July 8 to 10. Itinery is as follows: Day1 - Enniskerry to Enniscorthy. Day 2 - Enniscorthy to Carlow Town. Day 3 - Carlow Town to Enniskerry. If interested in taking some part in the cycle or sponsoring a cyclists, please contact Ultan 086 3727665 or Ben 086 3727446.
Website - Remember you can keep up to date on all club activity by checking out the club website at Enniskerrygaaclub.com.
Junior Hurling League - Avondale 2-12, Kilmac/ Enniskerry 0-6 – The hurlers travelled to Rathdrum on Wednesday, down a few bodies due to injuries, and put up a valiant display before giving best to an experienced home side.
Playing against the wind in the first period we battled well and went in only 0-9 to 0-2 in arrears at the break.
We had plenty of possession in the second period but the goal we needed never came for us despite some close calls, one a close in flick from Mick Burns that skimmed the bar and also a solo effort from James Cahill that just went past the wrong side of the post after a mazy run from midfield.
All in all another battling, solid performance all round with Mick Byrne, Ross Lally, Geoff and James Cahill and Jason Doyle the pick of the bunch.
Team: Mick Byrne, John Flynn, Ross Lally, Garret Power, Nathan Cronin, Clinton Donoghue, John Driver, James Cahill(0-3), Ger Driver, Christy O’Toole, Christy Fox, Geoff Cahill (0-1), Mick Burns (0-1), Jason Doyle (0-1), Jason Murray. Subs: Gary Kavanagh, Jim D’Arcy, Barry Driver.
County Football League Division 3 - Newcastle 0-6, Enniskerry 1-8 - Footballers picked up another brace of points on their travels when they came away from Healy Park in Newcastle last will be able to effect a turnabout in the team’s form within this time constraint.
Under-14 football - Information on the exploits of these boys on the Gaelic field are somewhat sparse so faute de mieux one is happy to report that three of their number, Joseph Prendergast, Darragh Rush and James Nicholson were members of the Greystones athletics team which recently won the Leinster 4x100 metres relay in this age group. Maith sibh a bhuachaillí!
Under-12 girls - Thankfully the cailíní are less inclined than the boys to hide their light under a bushel so the notes are regularly informed of their progress.
On Tuesday these girls travelled to Roundwood to play An Tochar. After a very enjoyable and exciting contest the teams finished level on a score of 3-2 each.
It was 2-1 all at the break. On the night the management was presented with a difficult logistical problem. There were 11 subs and with the game being only 25 minutes each half it was a mind-wrecking exercise trying to ensure that all the girls got reasonable game time.
Under-8 boys - On Sunday some of our Under-8 footballers took part in a very enjoyable blitz in Kilmacud Crokes. They were under the stewardship of Gary Lehane and Diarmaid O’Boyle. The photos of the occasion on the Éire Óg Facebook page show them having great fun with Sam Maguire.
Ladies football - The All-Ireland Lidl League comprises four divisions and at the end of the league season an All-Star team is chosen in each of these. Wicklow compete in Division 4. Comhgairdeachas to our own Lorna Fusciardi who has been nominated at left-half back in the Division 4 team. She will be presented with her award on Wednesday evening I bPáirc an Crócaigh. Féile Peil na nÓg is fast approaching. The Under-14 team and supporters will be leaving for Kerry on Friday, June 24. Our host club is Kilcummin (near Killarney).
Please support our Féile fundraisers with a Tesco bag pack on Friday/Saturday, June 10 and 11.
And on Friday, June 17, in what promises to be a very enjoyable night in the Glen of The Downs Golf Club, Grammy nominated and Detroit music award winner Paul J Miles is providing the entertainment where hot food and wine is included in the ticket price.
See Éire Óg Facebook for ticket details or call Chris at 086 8133965
Last week’s (Monday, May 30) winning lotto numbers were 1, 24, 26, and 28. There were no winners so the jackpot for Tuesday, June 8, was a not-to-be-sneezed-at €8,400.
Strictly Come Éire Óg, the club’s major fund-raiser of the year, takes place this Friday in Killiney Castle Hotel. Last year’s Strictly at the same venue was accorded the accolade of “a great night” by all who attended. As a result, tickets for Friday are very much in demand but there may be some available from John at 086-8280261.
The intensity of their training has been such that the Strictly Greystones dancers, to whom we are extremely grateful, are all on their second pair of dancing shoes. They are hoping that these will last them through to show night on a rapidly approaching 10th.
Some straws of hope drifted into the perspective of the so-called weaker counties, which unfortunately count Wicklow among their number, with Westmeath’s recent victory over Kilkenny in the Under-21 hurling championship.
Dare one ask if this totally unanticipated outcome is a herald that the old order changeth? An occurrence (with apologies to the black and amber adherents) which in the minds of many of the hurling fraternity countrywide is devoutly to be wished.
There was also good news for hurling within the county with Cill Mantáin’s win over Derry in the Christy Ring championship. A victory which means that Wicklow has avoided the dreaded drop to the Nicky Rackard group.
One is happy to report that a number of Greystones hurlers played an important part in this success. Dan O’Neill kept a clean sheet in goal while Stephen Kelly (full-back) and Peter Keane (right half back) were part of a very solid back division. Anto Byrne came on after the break and scored a point.
Not so good news however was the trouncing of our seniors on Sunday morning at home by Glenealy.
Watching on the sideline as Greystones played a poor second fiddle all over the field one was prompted to paraphrase the question put to Caesar and inquire, “Oh! mighty hurlers, how have you slumped so low?”
There are only four weeks to the first round of the SHC so there is a lot of work to be done if we are to be competitive in this competition. However, the management is optimistic that it
Lotto - No winner of this week’s jackpot of €3,400. Numbers drawn were 06, 11, 12, and 24. There were four lucky dips for €25 each - Aoife Canna, Patrick O’Keeffe, Shifter, and Pat Wall. Sellers prize for €20: Jimmy Carroll.
The jackpot now stands at €3,300. Tickets are on sale in The Wagon Wheels, Jacob’s, Byrne’s 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 Juvenile club would like to