WE’RE mid-way in our season, and all our teams have been busy. Our U8 and U10 squads are still playing in their blitzes, with the next one due in the GAA Centre of Excellence, Ballinakill, on Wednesday, June 15.
The U12s competed in the U12 Go Games blitzes before entering the all-county Mini-League. So far, they have played Knockananna, Bray, Annacurra, Kilcoole, and Glenealy. The U13 Championship starts in August and this will prove valuable experience for those U12s playing full camogie with the U13 and U14 squads.
The U14s have played with great heart, with games against Kiltegan, Donard-Glen, and Knockananna under their belt. Their next League match is against Donard-Glen next Monday night and the Championship is scheduled to start on July 27.
The U16 League has finished, with Bray Emmets and Knockananna taking the top two spots. Their summer sizzler (small sided) competition will run for four weeks, starting on July 6.
The Intermediate team competed in a mixed Junior/Intermediate League competition and the semi-finalist are still to be decided. Meanwhile, the small-sided Summer Sizzlers competition started last week (June 7) in Donard-Glen and continues until June 21..
Finally, massive congratulations go to three of our Intermediates who were on the winning Wicklow panel in the Leinster Junior Championship final against Louth in Aughrim on June 5. Wicklow were the stronger team on the day and Shauna Keogh, Aoife Darcy, and Maire Doran now boast a Leinster Junior title, in addition to last year’s county haul of Junion League and Championship medals.
U12 Football - Carnew 3-2, Michael Dwyer’s 0-8: Carnew travelled to take on Michael Dwyer’s in Kiltegan on Bank Holiday Monday, June 6. It was a close encounter with both teams evenly matched and some good individual displays from both sides. Carnew worked hard all the way through the game and were well rewarded when, with just a few minutes to go and the sides level, Richard Greene scored a great goal that gave the Carnew lads the confidence to hold out until the final whistle was blown.
Roland Chlechowich in goal had some fine saves, while Will Molloy at full back assisted by Cillian Doyle and Jack Brownrigg were solid. Dan Redmond and Jack Keogh were lively in the half back line. Callum Patterson and Richard Greene at mid field made some great runs up the field and were instrumental in Carnew getting some skilful scores.
Ruarí O’Brien and Shane Byrne who had great games were strong in attack. Luke Wallace was on hand to find the back of the net in the first half and his work rate should have had a few more scores but for some fine saves by the Michael Dwyer goal keeper. Conor Neville and Ryan Conway tried hard and kept the Dwyers team under pressure throughout. Brian and Sean Kenny, Zack Jordan and Jack Kelly all played well when introduced in both halves.
Best of luck to the Under-14 Féile team who are taking part in Tipperary on June 17, from the Under-12 team mentors and players.
There was no winner of the GAA lotto numbers were 15, 16, 21, and 14, lucky dips were John Doyle, Croneyhorn, Four ladies Tomacork c/o Billy Molloy, Ann Commiskey, c/o Paddy, Majella McGing, Tombreane.
The next draw will be in Jim Byrne’s on June 20 and the jackpot is €5,600 and is in aid of the Féile fund, tickets only €2 from any player or local shop, your support is greatly appreciated.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Sean Kavanagh, Donishal, who died last week. His remains were removed to Carnew on Sunday morning for 11am mass and burial took place in Tomacork cemetery.
To Tom Culkin, Croneyhorn his family and relatives on the death of his mother Bridie Culkin, Mayo, last week.
The Junior hurlers were beaten by St Pat’s last week and, as they were on the same points, Pat’s won the league. Carnew they play Kiltegan next week.
The footballers played A.G.B and play Avoca this Thursday. The seniors played Kilcoole on Sunday. The Junior A footballers play St Pat’s on Sunday at 11.30am. The Under-12s played Glenealy on Monday. The Under-14s won against Avondale and played Bray on Friday.
Training continues Tuesdays and Fridays at 8, big effort needed now championship just around the corner. Well done to everybody last week in the Run the Rock.
The U8’s and U10’s played in Ballinakill on Saturday in the county blitz and well done to all involved. The U10’s played very well and came out winners .The U8’s put in a very good performance and hope to reverse the result the next day out . The best of luck to Robert and the Wicklow team on Saturday.
The club sends it’s condolences to the Shannon family on their recent bereavement.
THE seniors are away to Kiltegan in the league this coming Friday. Training continues every Tuesday/Thursday and is going well OUR junior magpie’s nursery will continue every Saturday at 10am in the pitch; new faces are always welcome to join us. It only costs the bargain price of €20 for the entire season and an hour’s fun and excitement are guaranteed every week.
Following on from a very successful program last year The Kellogg’s Cul camps are returning to Newtown once again this year on the 18-22 July. The website is now open for registration http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/
The U8-U10s are training every Tuesday and Friday at 6.30 and they had a great day out last Saturday at the all county blitz in Ballinakill, Thanks to all the parents and mentors who drove and helped out on the day and also to Luke who refereed the matches at short notice. Their next blitz is on the 25th June, Coaching for the hurling takes place every Saturday at 11.15am and we are getting quite a good turnout however new faces are welcome to join us at any stage. Please note there will be no hurling training next week as we are taking part in our first hurling blitz on Saturday in Ballinakill. If you have a child who wants to play either hurling or football this year please come up to the pitch any Tuesday or Friday at 6.30pm or on Saturdays at 11.15 and let the lads know. The u12s are training away on Mondays at 6.30 and their next match is next Monday at home to Fergal Og.
The U8-U10 girls had a great blitz last Saturday in Roundwood; we travelled in large numbers and fielded two U-8 teams as well as an U-10 team, thanks to all the mentors, parents and the An Tochar club for hosting a well-run blitz. These teams are training tonight Wednesday and every Wednesday at 6.30pm on the pitch. Please note change of time from 6 to 6.30pm, they are now also training on Saturdays at 12 in the pitch.
The U12 girls who are going well and have only been beaten once had a great victory over Valley-mount away in the league last week in a high scoring game; they are training in the pitch on Wednesdays at 7pm and on Saturdays at 12pm. Their next match is Tuesday away to Blessington. The U14 girls had a great victory over St Nicks in the league and take on Blessington at home on Thursday. The U16 girls are taking a break due to the exams and have no match for a few weeks. Best of luck to everyone doing their exams in the coming week
All of our teams are always looking for helpers and especially players of all ages so if would like to help out in any way with any of our juvenile teams or just need more info then contact the juvenile chairman Shay on 0872699620.we were delighted to be asked to attend the street feast last Sunday and thanks to all who turned up on the day and helped out..
The deadline for membership has passed and we are now operating a strictly no pay no play policy with no exceptions. Congrats to junior player Richie Hamilton and his new wife Geraldine on their recent marriage
We have a good stock of juvenile jerseys and with the season just started now is the time to order your club gear, for all queries regarding any club merchandise please give Ruth a ring on 0877472682 or call up to the clubhouse any Saturday morning between 10-11 to view or order your club gear. You can keep up to date with us on Facebook and twitter for all the latest fixtures and news. Nine lucky people matched 3 numbers from 3 8 11 25 last week to win €25 in the lotto however there was no jackpot winner this week’s jackpot was €2600.
The Junior team had a good win over Avondale in the Park last Wednesday evening. There was very little between the sides in the first half with Glenealy holding a slender 2 point lead at the break 0-7 to 0-5.Glenealy came out of the traps much quicker in the second period and raced into a 7 point lead 0-12 to 05, Glenealy then lost their way a little bit as the field was engulfed in a heavy fog which seemed to unsettle our lads as Avondale scored 1-2 and reduced the lead to 2 points. Glenealy picked it up again and 2 great points from Ben O’Neil and Eddie Doyle settled the ship and they ran out winners 0-14 to 1-7. Tony Conyard, Carrick Driver and Stefan O’Brien stood out in a good defence. James Manley was the master of the airways in midfield and was never beaten under the high ball. Eddie Doyle, Ben O’Neill and John O’Halloran made up a strong half forward line and Ross O’Brien, Dean Franey and Derek O’Neill all worked hard in the full forward line. The Juniors next game is away to Eire Og next Wednesday evening (tonight).
The Senior B had a good win over Arklow Rocks in the park on Friday evening. There was very little in general play but Glenealy’s ability to score 3 first half goals, when the tide was mainly against them proved decisive in the end. The half time score was Glenealy 3-4, ARP 0-8.The second half was also a tight affair with both sides finding scores hard to come by, but Glenealy fared that little bit better scoring 5 points to ARP’s 1 and run out winners 3-9 to 0-9. Anto Driver gave a great display when he came on scoring 2-3, Paul O’Brien was unerring from placed balls, and ended up with 0-5. Eoin O’Neill scored the other point. Gavin Byrne led the back line by example and was rarely beaten for a ball, Dec Conyard, Shane and Niall Keogh were also to the fore in an all round good team performance. There was no winner of the Jackpot in last weeks Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 16, 17, 20, 21.This weeks Jackpot stands at €3,500.
Congratulations to our Monster Raffle prize winners: 1st Ian Alvey, Wicklow; 2nd Tom Weir, Glenealy; 3rd Mrs E Doyle, Ashford; 4th Fergus o’Grady, Enniskerry; 5th Billy Cullen, Kilcoole; 6th Andrea Doyle, Glenealy; 7th Paul O’Donnell, Glenealy; 8th Stephen McNamara, C/O Glenealy Hurling; 9th Andy Keogh, Avoca; 10th Mary Jameson, Rathnew; 11th Barbara O’Brien, Ashford.
A very BIG thank you to all who organised, donated, sold and bought tickets.
We made a total of €2114.30, this money raised will be put to great use for all the Camogie teams.
The U12’s had a great win against Carnew last Friday evening in Carnew, they won their match by 1:1. Well done girls you all played a great game. Glenealy Camogie Club wishes the best of luck to our U8 and U10 teams who are competing in the Blitz in Ballinakill this Wednesday 15th June .... registration at 6.30 games starts 7.00.
Well folks a win is a win after a slow start/ first half against Shillelagh in the championship this was also the first championship game in Wicklow this season. One thing I found strange was there was no Peter Keogh waiting for me at the dressing rooms for our team sheet. I won’t be the last to witness this, Peter will be a savage loss for Wicklow GAA. Anyway back to the game we started with a point from Keith Lawlor in the first minute then we went on a run of 5 wides and a rebound of the post. With the first half coming into the last 5 minutes John Nolan scored a free and just before half time they scored a free from close range. Half time score 0-02 to 0-01. During the break we were confident that we’d do the business in the second half but at the start of the second half Shillelagh won the throw in and went into level the game but after that score we showed what we’re capable of doing with 4 unanswered points 1 from Myles Conway and 3 from John Nolan all of these points came after great work from our backline, these scores put us in control of the game but as Shillelagh do they kept plugging away and pulled back a point of their own. Then the killer score came with a clinical finish to the back of the net from Keith Lawlor after a great pass from Damien Hanlon. This put us in control and after 2 more Keith Lawlor points the game was more or less over. Shillelagh did manage 1 more point from a free before John Nolan scored the last point of the game. Final score Laragh 1-09 0-05 Shillelagh. We now have a break for a few weeks, next up is Valleymount in the championship. Tonight’s team - Peter Merrigan, Ross Doonan, Alan Smyth, Stephen Curley, Craig McCoy, Ciaran Byrne, Steve Olohan, Damien Hanlon, Davie McDonald, Dan Power, Mark Miley, Myles Conway, John Nolan, Keith Lawlor, Jack Dunne. Subs used on the night - Eamonn Kennedy, Simon Byrne, John Hayes and Gary Cullen. We set out to get 2 points and we achieved it so well done to all. Scorers on the day: Keith Lawlor 1-03, John Nolan 0-05 and Myles Conway 0-01. Training continues Tuesday Thursday and Saturday everyone please attend. We send a big thanks to all our supporters who travelled on the night, you’s were good and loud and it helped push the lads on.
Our juvenile training is going well every Wednesday from 6-7 in the field. It’s great to see all the kids out playing ball so anyone that hasn’t turned up yet just come down any Wednesday and join in. We have 2 or 3 of our senior players helping out every week which can only improve out juvenile’s for the future.
Thanks to all who purchased a County Development Ticket there’s still some available as the draw was put back a few weeks. So if anyone is looking for one contact any committee member.
Luke O’ Toole’s U12 hurling team had a very good win against Bray Emmets recently on a score of 4-05 to 5-01, they are out against Western Gaels in Hollywood on Thursday night. it is great to see the large turn out at training, where great work is being done to improve the players skills. The U14’s took part in the 3.5k trek at Run the Rock as a fundraiser for the Feile, 15 players in all ran the race. A big thank you to the lads for putting in the effort and collecting in sponsorship.
The U14’s had a comprehensive win against North Wicklow Gaels on Wed night last on a score of 7-16 to 5-06. They continue their preperation for the All- Ireland hurling Feile this weekend 17-19 June. The team is being hosted by An Ghaeltacht in Ring Co. Waterford. They play their first games on Friday evening at 4.45pm and 5.45pm in Modeligo, Co. Waterford, they play the host club at 10.30am on Saturday morning and a quarter final at 2.30pm (Venue depends on where they finish in the group). If they progress to the Semi-final that game will be at 6.30pm on the Saturday evening, and should they get to the final they will play at either 11am or 12pm on Sunday morning in Cariganore, Waterford city, or Clonmel. Best of luck to the team as they search for another All-Ireland medal.
The U16 management would like to wish all Junior Cert Students all the best in their Junior Cert exams, if they study as hard as they play they will have no problem passing their exams.
A monster hurling blitz is currently fixed for 3.30pm on Saturday , however this is likely to change. Training continues every Tuesday evening from 6.30 to 7.15 for football and from 7.15 to 8.00 for hurling. we cater for all ages from U6 to U12 and all kids are welcome. Well done to all the kids who took part in the Run the Rock fundraiser. It was a very sunny morning and all the kids and parents certainly enjoyed the social occassion. The Kelloggs Cul Camps is fast approaching , this is an action packed week of GAA activities, running from 10am to 2.30pm daily. You can book your child in to the Cul Camp on line at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps and receive a new jersey, training top and backpack. The Aughrim camp is on from 2529 July and is the best value for money camp around. Costs are: 1st child €55, 2nd child €45, 3rd,4th, 5th child €40 each.
Draw Date: Tues. 07.06.2016. Jackpot : €3,200. Numbers Drawn: 16, 17, 20, 21. Match 3’s : Win or share €300. Pat O Shea c/o J O Shea; Hannah Butler c/o T Snell; Colie O Brien c/o C O Brien; Bobby Franey c/o T Snell; Helen Driver c/o S Driver; Sheila Driver c/o N Driver. Next Draw: Mon. 13.06.2016, Woodpecker. Jackpot : €3,500. The nursery for 4-10 yr. olds, boys and girls, continues each Friday at 6.15 pm. U/10 boy’s will have extra coaching on Tuesday evenings at 6.30 pm. U/14’s play An Tochar this Wednesday in Roundwood. U/8/10’s enjoyed a successful Blitz in Ballinakill last Saturday. Barndarrig defeated Ashford in the adult league last Friday.
A VHI Cul Camp commences in Ashford on Monday 18th. July – Friday 19th. You can register online or contact any committee member.
Ashford GAA Fun Camp, for 4-11 yr olds, will take place in Ashford from Monday 15th. Aug.- Friday 19th. Aug. Camp will run from 10.00 - 15.00 hrs.
Our Fundraising Committee have arranged a Comedy Night in Chester Beattys on Saturday 23rd. July, commencing at 20.30 hrs. Tickets cost €10.