CLUB LOTTO: Winning numbers on June 7th were 07, 12, 26, 30 Bonus 34. No Jackpot winner, match 3 numbers receives Euro 170 each. Jackpot on June 13th stands at Euro 5, 600.
Thanks to all buyers and sellers of club lotto tickets for continued support.
ADULT HURLING: Junior Hurling League - Avondale 2-12 Kilmac/ Enniskerry 0-6 -Hurlers travelled to Rathdrum last Wednesday week, 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 (01) Jason Murray. Subs- Gary Kavanagh, Jim D’Arcy, Barry Driver
We play St. Pats (Wicklow) tonight (June 15) away at 19.30. Best of luck to Jim and the lads.
CUL CAMPS: Kellogs Cul Camps take place in Enniskerry on July 18th- 22nd. Cost is Euro 55 per child which includes free gear and backpack. Cul Camps are open to 6-13 year olds. All welcome, contact Larry Dillon 086 8292336 or Damian Driver 086 1663415 for more info.
JUVENILE - Training continues each Friday at 19.00 in the pitch with 4-10 year olds catered for. All are very welcome, contact Damian at 086 1663415 for more info.
COUNTY DEVELOPMENT DRAW: The 1st draw takes place this Fri June 17th so there’s not much time to purchase your ticket if you haven’t already.
Each ticket costs Euro 50 which enters you for 3 monthly draws with a combined prize giving total of Euro 66,750.Contact Gary at 086 8567262 for more info.
TOUR DE LEINSTER: Our cyclists are in training for our sponsored cycle which takes place on July 8th- 10th. Itinery is as follows – Day 1 - 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.
CLUB WEBSITE: Remember you can keep up to date on all club activity by checking out the club website at Enniskerrygaaclub.com
CFL Division 3: Enniskerry 1-11, Knockananna 3-13 - Knockananna made the long journey to Pairc Na Sillogue last Friday night and returned home with the 2 league points after an 8 point victory in a tough, physical encounter played in wet conditions.
A strong opening half by the South Wicklow side had them 2-11 to 0-5 ahead at the break . A much improved showing in the second period saw the locals following a well taken Anto O’Neill penalty, cut the deficit to six points but we couldn’t make any more headway into the Knockananna lead and they duly killed the game with a penalty of there own to take a deserved win on the night.
The Black and Amber men battled gamely to the end but left themselves with too much of a hill to climb after half time. Scorers on the night were Anto O Neill (1-3) Gavin Barton (0-6) Brendan Barton and Colm Nolan (0-1) each.
Best on the night were Ian Kirwan, Seamus O’Gorman, Gavin Barton and Dan Kelly
Next up is Kilbride on Tuesday June 21st in Enniskerry.
LADIES FOOTBALL: Girls had a challenge game in Roundwood last Thursday night as they prepare for the resumption of the League and start of Championship. This Thursday we play Barndarrig in Enniskerry in another challenge at 8 o’clock. Good luck to Aoife and the girls.
Wicklow U 17 Hurlers: Well done to the County U 17 Hurling team including our own Brandon Scully who beat West Limerick last Saturday to qualify for the Celtic Cup Final
Brandon played the whole game, just returning from injury to help Wicklow secure a final spot against either Armagh or Westmeath next week in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Well done Brandon from all in Enniskerry
U12’s - Our week started off with our U12’s footballers due to play Ashford at home in Ballywaltrim Park on Bank Holiday Monday. Due to Ashford having a shortage of players on the night, Fergal Ógs received the walkover.
Men’s Hurling - Our men’s hurling team were in action on Wednesday, when they made the trip to Barndarrig. A superior Barndarrig performance saw the home side claim the victory with a scoreline of 5-18 to 0-6.
Men’s Football - On Thursday, our men’s footballers played host to An Tochar.
Cormac Kelly was first on the score sheet for Fergal Ógs scoring a point from play. An Tochar responded with a brace of points, with Fergal Ógs attempt at levelling the tie sailing wide.
An impressive period of play from the Fergal Ógs forwards saw Cormac Kelly burst into the An Tochar box, and was brought down while striking on goal.
The resulting penalty was coolly slotted into the net by Gavin Harris to put the Bray side up by 2 points.
Both sides traded points with Cormac Kelly scoring another point, while An Tochar scored four points in quick succession, to put themselves 1 point ahead.
Ronan Twohig levelled the tie, when a fantastic run ended with a well earned point. With Fergal Ógs matching An Tochar punch for punch in the early stages, An Tochar shifted up a gear and claimed a goal and 4 points, while Mark Doyle looked to close the 7 point gap, finding his first two points, courtesy of a great individual work rate.
Before the half-time break, Cormac Kelly made a run towards goal, drew the attention of the An Tochar defenders, and passed it off to an open Ryan White who scored the home sides second goal.
The half-time score was Fergal Ógs 2-5 An Tochar 1-11.
In the 2nd half, neither side looked like running away with the game, with An Tóchar continuing to take their points, while an in form Gavin Harris headed up the scoring duties for his side, scoring another 5 points, four of them from frees.
Ronan Twohig scored his 2nd point from close range to shorten the gap to 1 point.
A second An Tochar goal created a four point gap in the dying minutes, with An Tochar holding out for the win.
The final score on Schools Road was Fergal Ógs 2-12 An Tochar 2-16.
U8/U10s: Our U8s/U10s travelled to Ballinakill on Saturday to take on Coolboy. Well done to all involved.
Fundraising: The Super Value “Kits for Clubs” scheme is starting again with Fergal Ógs having an allocated bin in Super Valu, Castle St. Bray. Be sure to drop your tokens in our bin if you are shopping there.
Other News: The club committee will be holding its next meeting on Tuesday.
Beidh a bheith nios mo nuacht an tseachtain seo chugainn.
The club committee will be meeting next Tuesday.
EIRE OG GREYSTONES
PEIL: U-14 football within the club has been particularly vibrant in 2016 and this is attested to in the team having been crowned County Féile na nGael champions. Further, and one feels more importantly for Éire Óg’s future, the club has been able to put together 2 numerically strong squads each of which has more than held its own in its division of the league. In the competitive sporting environment that is Greystones this has to be counted as no mean achievement so our heartiest congratulations go to their mentors. Míle buíochas daoibh on gclub.
The team competing in Division 1 of the league could be designated the ‘senior’ as the majority of its members have their 14th birthday this year.
On the other hand most of the players on the 2nd team, the ‘junior’ team, will be only celebrating their 13th birthdays in 2016 and so will be eligible to play at this grade again next season.
The news is good with regards to both teams as neither has, to date, been beaten in its division.
Sunday 29th a ‘junior’ squad of 22 travelled to Kiltegan to play Michael Dwyers in the 5th round of Division 3 of the league.
The journey proved to be well worthwhile for the team as it came away with a 1-15 to206 victory.
A solid defence backboned by an excellent quartet of Patrick Byrne, Aaron Bailey, Colm Condron and Max Scully played an important part in this success.
Joe Prendergast and Colm Shortt held the upper hand i lár na páirce and both initiated and participated in many of the well-executed passing movements which ended in scores.
The wayward shooting of the 1st half which prevented the Éire Óg dominance in this period being fully reflected on the scoreboard was largely eliminated after the break and the seasiders gradually built up an unassailable lead.
Congrats to coach Ian Smyth, who incidentally expressed himself very pleased with the welcome they received from the hosts, on the win and on having ensured that each of the 22 players got significant game time.
The ‘senior’ team played host to Baltinglass on Wednesday evening.
The contest had an air of the gunfight at the ok corral about it: both teams had been unbeaten to date and the upstarts from the east were matching themselves against the aristocrats of the game from the west. Our lads took on board the significance of the encounter and were in a very determined mood taking to the field.
From the throw-in they brought the game to Baltinglass and had found the net 5 times before the break and as a result had a safety cushion of 12 points at the short whistle. Baltinglass came much more into the game in the 2nd half and registered a few goals early on.
However our lads did not panic and soon countered with a few of their own. So a Baltinglass victory never looked likely. While this was truly a team effort the contributions of Charlie Leahy, Eoin O’Neill, Conor Fullham, Toby Owens and Luke Dorgan were particularly significant.
SENIOR FOOTBALL: Back in April the seniors registered an away 1-8 to 0-5 win over Coolkenno in Division 1 of the league so all indications were that their acquisition of the 2 points in the return game on Wednesday was largely assured.
Ach ní mar a síltear bítear and the Greystones lads were put to the pins of their collars to fashion a barely deserved win. After a bright opening 10 minutes a sloppiness descended on the Éire Óg play and the visitors were 4 points ahead at the end of a low scoring 1st period.
There was very little improvement – over-elaboration within shooting distance of the goal and bad misses being the faults most in evidence – in the Greystones approach after the break and the visitors remained tantalisingly those 3 or 4 points ahead as the minutes ticked inexorably towards the 60 minute mark. A couple of Greystones points brought the Coolkenno lead down to 2 with 7 minutes to go but while the game had at this stage turned the Clocha Liatha way the possibility of their eking out a victory in the remaining few minutes was very much in the balance. Then came the crucial score from a somewhat unexpected source.
A goal from Andrew Walsh. Andrew had scarcely, and largely unnoticed, arrived on the pitch when he snatched, at the full of his not inconsiderable stretch, a cross-field ball, turned and drove it to the back of the net. However the drama did not end there. The visitors came back with a point and but for a spectacular save from Billy Norman, Éire Óg would have been in all sorts of trouble. The nerves of the last few minutes were soothed by a well-taken goal from young James Delahunty who is, this week, sitting his Ard Teist. Go n-eirí an t-ádh leis. Prominent for Éire Óg were Jack Tanner at full-back, Dominic Reilly at centre-field, Daniel Keane, centre-forward and Matthew Maguire corner-back. Jack Tanner’s fielding and his forceful sallies out of defence lit up the game.
The u-14 team and its supporters travel to Kerry ón June 24th to participate in Féile Peil na nGael. Their host club is Kilcummin (near Killarney).
To help cover the expenses of the occasion they are holding what promises to be a very enjoyable night in the Glen of The Downs Golf Club on Friday the 17th. 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 Face book for ticket details. Or call Chris at 0868133965. They would be grateful for your support. COMHBHRÓN: Hilda O’Toole who died last week-end after a long illness was the wife of Jimmy. Jimmy has associations with the club going back to the 40s. Hilda was the grandmother of Jamie McDonnell currently a member of the senior team and mother of Davy (Councillor) who played with the seniors for many years.
The club extends its sincerest sympathies to Jimmy and to all the O’Toole family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
Kilcoole Camogie Club took part in the recent ‘Kilcoole Remembers 1916’ Festival with 2 matches played in the spirit and dress of the time!
Adult members of the Club got the ball rolling in the first match and were followed by the Club’s Junior members.
A lot of sympathy was forthcoming for the women of the early years of the 20th century who played in long skirts which by rule could only be 6 inches off the ground!