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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 En­nisker­ry­gaa­

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.


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!

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