CHRISTMAS IS COMING EARLY! There will be a Christmas party night in aid of Carnew Emmet Camogie Club on Saturday night, July 2, in Hogan’s The Lodge, from 9pm. Christmas jumpers, t-shirt, santy hats, etc. all essential for this great night of winter madness in the middle of summer! Maybe the big man himself will make a special appearance on the night with some presents. Admission €5. Get your tinsel and baubles out.
And, the following morning, Sunday, July 3, there will be a sponsored walk in Tomnafinnogue Woods at noon, also in aid of the Camogie Club. An ideal opportunity to walk off any cobwebs from the night before!
Congratulations to our Under-14s who won the final in their section of the Féile on Sunday morning in Tipperary. They won their two games on Friday evening against Eire Og Annacarthy and Saviours of Waterford, their game on Saturday morning against Lattin, Tipperary, was won and they then played the quarter-final against Ballyvarley which the won well and played Fethard in the final, winning 2-13 to 1-5, well done lads.
The Junior hurlers won against Kiltegan on Wednesday and play Fergal Ogs on this Wednesday.
The footballers won against Avoca and play Tinahely on Thursday.
The Intermediates play A.R.P. on Friday evening in Arklow
The seniors play Bray on Sunday evening at 6.30pm
The Under-12s played Avondale on Monday and the Under-14s play North Wicklow Gaels on Wednesday in Ballinakill. AUGHRIM Training continues Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm. Need all to attend, no excuses, championship approaching shortly.
Hard luck to Robert and the Wicklow team last Saturday against Carlow.
Well done to Ian Clancy and Eanna Owens who were members of the Wicklow Under-17 team who won the Celtic Challenge Cup on Saturday.
LUKE O’ TOOLE’S
The combined Aughrim/Tinahely team represented Wicklow in Division 6 of the Féile last weekend. They got off to a flyer on Friday evening beating Naomh Brid, Waterford, by 0-07 to 0-05 and then Athleague, Roscommon, by 3-05 to 0-01.
But things came unstuck on Saturday when everything that could go wrong did go wrong. The team lost out to eventual All-Ireland winners and host club An Ghaeltacht by 0-04 to 0-02, with the An Ghaeltacht goal surviving attack after attack as Luke’s searched for the winning score in the dying minutes. The bus got a flat tyre on transit to the quarter final game against Rockwell Rovers, from Tipperary, and the game had to be pushed back to 3pm, and when the bus couldn’t climb a steep hill, the omens certainly weren’t good.
The team, however, played out of their skins against Rockwell and lost out 1-04 to 0-3, having raced in to a three-point lead. The Rockwell goal came from a fortuitous sideline cut which certainly brought Rockwell back in to the game.
Rockwell, like An Ghaeltacht, also progressed to the final. The club would like to thank our hosts An Ghaeltacht for a fantastic weekend we would like to thank all the people who helped sponsor our trip to the Féile, and most importantly all the 21 players who played with heart and determination throughout the competition, they are a credit to the club an to their parents .
The club would like to congratulate our hosts An Ghaeltacht on their All-Ireland success as well as Michael Dwyers (Division 5) and Carnew (Division 10) for winning their respective All-Ireland competitions.
It is no mean feat for Wicklow clubs to come home with two cups for the second year in a row and maybe the County Board will start to realise that now is a good time to put more resources in to hurling in the county, starting in the schools. On the domestic scene Luke O’ Toole’s Under-12 team were given a lesson in hurling by Western Gaels last weekend, hopefully they will learn from this game and come back stronger and better players in the very near future.
The Under-8 and Under-10 hurling teams played at the monster blitz in Ballinakill on Saturday last and played some great hurling to come away with some good victories.
With some players away at the Féile it was great to get a turn out, so well done to all for making the effort.
The Kelloggs Cúl 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 Cúl Camp online at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps and receive a new jersey, training top and backpack.
The Aughrim camp is on from July 25 to 29 and is the best value for money camp around. Costs are: first child €55, second child €45, third, fourth, fifth child €40 each. With over 100 kids attending this camp every year, this is the place to send your kids for a well deserved break during the summer holidays.
Well done to the Junior hurlers who had another good victory last Wednesday evening. They travelled to Greystones to play Eire Og and came away with a great win.
The lads hit the ground running and built up a big half time lead of 3-6 to 0-4. They added another 2-5 in the second half to their opponents 0-7 to run out winners, 5-11 to 0-11.
Full forward Dean Franey led the line well scoring 1-3, Ross O’Brien, Derek O’Neill, John O’Halloran, and sub Colm Reynolds also raised green flags.
Aaron Meade scored four points, Ben O’Neill scored two with Eddie Doyle and Theo Smith getting one each. The back line was rock solid with Stefan O’Brien, David Nolan and Tony Conyard particularly prominent. Their next game is against league leaders St. Pat’s in the Park this Wednesday evening (tonight).
Congratulations to Cian Staunton, Matthew Traynor, Gary Hughes, Cal Connolly and Jonathan O’Neill who were on the Wicklow Under-17 hurling team that beat Westmeath in the final of the Celtic Challenge Cup in Nowlan Park yesterday, also not forgetting mentor Sheila Driver who puts so much time into Wicklow hurling. Well done one and all.
There was no winner of the jackpot in last week’s club lotto. The numbers drawn were 10, 11, 26, and 28. The jackpot this week stands at €3,800, time to buy that extra ticket.
Luke O’Tooles travelled to Waterford last Friday morning to take part in the 2016 Féile. The first match was in modeligo against Naomh Brid, Waterford, at 4.45pm, which we won.
The second match was played in the same venue at 5.45pm against Athleague/Tremane, from Roscommon, which we also won.
The last game in the group was played on Saturday morning in Ring at 10.30am against An Gaeltacht. The lads took on Rockwell/Rosegreen in the quarter-final n Saturday afternoon but unfortunately lost by four points. Well done to each and everyone of them for doing their club and county proud.
Congratulations to Carnew Emmets and Michael Dywers on winning All-Irelands at the Féile.
Senior Football - Our Senior team were away on Sunday morning last in the league to Rathnew on a wet and wild morning. Unfortunately the lads lost by four points. Training is on Friday night at 8pm.
Junior football - Our Junior team had no match last week so we play Carnew away this Thursday evening at 7.30pm.
Lotto results from June 13 – Numbers drawn were: 4, 16, 21, and 22. The bonus number was 5. There was no jackpot winner. Match three win- ners: David O’Neill, Vincent Blake, B Campbell, Margaret Stapleton.
Next lotto jackpot: €8,700. Draw will take place in Black Toms on Monday, June 20.
No definite word on when our first championship match is at time of writing so keep an eye on the fixtures and the Facebook page for updates.
Hard luck to the lads against Carnew last week. The effort is definitely there so the luck will turn soon.
Juvenile training continues every Monday evening at 6.30pm. We are hosting a Go Games this Friday evening for Under-8 and Under-10 teams. All support and help is appreciated. Well done to Sean Kenny on playing on the county Under-14 team.
Also there is a new walking group being formed in the area. Anyone interested in joining can meet on the Chapel Road in Greenan at 6.30pm on Wednesday evenings.
AGB’s Under-14 girls got back to winning ways late last week away to Baltinglass, and finished with a final score of AGB 7-07, Baltinglass 2-01.
The girls started anxiously but within the first 10 minutes they took the game in hand. After a few wides, the girls took their scores well and dominated the game, leading at half-time. The second half saw a more confident team take total control of the game and saw some wonderful scores from distance. There was a great all round display by all the girls, and this will give the girls huge confidence going into next weekend in the regional Féile in Kildare, where they will play against teams from Galway, Mayo and Westmeath.
AGB’s Under-10 girls played Castletown in a challenge match during the week. The girls put in a tremendous effort in their game and all were very happy with the outcome on the night.
The first County Development Draw took place last Friday, June 17, in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Thanking you all for your support. Well done to all the winners, and especially Jennifer Mitchell and Gwen and Belinda McElleron who were lucky winners of €150 in the draw. The next draw will be held next Friday, June 24, at 8pm in the Centre of Excellence Ballinakill, all are welcome to attend.
AGB membership badges are now available for €5 for all club members. They can be bought in Pearse’s Park or Ballymoney.
AGB’s Summer Camp for children aged 5-12 will be held in Pearses’ Park from August 8 to 12. Prices are €40 per child. An exciting week of fun, games and activities are planned. Applications can be made on 087 1374812 or at arklowgaa@ gmail.com.
The next meeting of the Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney Club Executive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 at 8pm 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 arklowgaa@gmail. com or email@example.com. You can contact the AGB PRO at above email, Facebook (‘Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney GAA Club’ or ‘AGB Ladies’) or Twitter.
Dunlavin GAA send our heartfelt congratulations to Michael Dwyers hurling club on becoming the All-Ireland hurling champions for 2016 Féile na nGael.
Under the guidance of Dunlavin man Michael Moran, who has been a key mentor for the club over the years, well done to you and especially to our local heroes Tom Moran, Alan Miley, Mícheál Cleary, Jack Reid, Matthew Byrne and Rory Martin.
On the Friday, Michael Dwyers beat Passage in the first game by a goal after being down 1-5 to 2 points early on. Final score: Michael Dwyers 2-5 to Passage 1-5.
They went on to beat Carlow Town convincingly in the following game, final score: 1-0 to 3-13.
The boys topped their group with a 1-10 to 2-1 victory over De La Salle which led them to the quarter-finals.
They bagged another win against Ballymochler by 2-8 to 1-3 and then again in the semis Michael Dwyers 2-7 to 0-5 Clonoulty/Rossmore.
On to the final where they took on Eoghain Ruadh, from Tyrone, and here they were victorious by a single point. Final score: 4-4 to 3-4.
This is a fantastic achievement for this group of players.
Thanks to Hollywood GAA for hosting the homecoming event and despite the weather there was a great turnout to welcome the All-Ireland champs back to their native Wicklow.
Dunlavin GAA very much appreciates the work Michael Dwyers club have done on the field and behind the scenes to allow our players the wonderful opportunity to participate in Féile 2016. We are thrilled for all involved and may it inspire them all to continue to strive for success in the future.
Well done to Donard-The Glen Camogie girls also for doing so well in their Féile campaign last weekend. They did themselves proud for their first time in the competition.
Hard luck to the lads in Division 1 last Sunday against Coolkenno. It was a narrow defeat, final score: 1-08 to Coolkenno, 1-07 to Dunlavin. Scorers: Tom Davis 1-05, Daniel Dawson and Barry Miley 0-01 each.
Congratulations to the Wicklow Under-17 hurlers who are the All-Ireland Celtic Challenge winners after they defeated Westmeath by 5-13 to 1-14. Well done to Conor Deering and MJ Moran. Super achievement for you both.
We send out best wishes to St Nicholas GAA in their Féile campaign this weekend. They will be hosted by Rathmore, Co. Kerry. Enjoy every minute lads and good luck in your games.
Dunlavin GAA Lotto: No winner of last week’s jackpot of €2,400. Numbers drawn were 11, 5, 17, and 26. There were two match three winners receiving €125 each - congrats to Darren Byrne and Phil English. Promoters prize went to James Travers. Latest jackpot will be €2600. 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.
2016 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps is now taking bookings www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.
Dunlavin camp will take place on July 18-22 for football, hurling and camogie. Cost of 1st child is €55, 2nd is €45 and 3rd/4th is €40. The Online Booking facility closes at noon on the Friday preceding the week of the camps. New gear available.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our reverse parking policy to ensure safety for everyone visiting our Clubhouse.
Under-6/8/10 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.
The next County Development Draw will take place on June 24. Thanks to those who have bought tickets and we wish you all good luck in the draw.
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.
Club Lotto- The results of Monday night’s draw (13/06/2016) as follows, winning numbers: 17, 25, 27, 30. There was no jackpot winner. Three players matched three numbers to share the €250 (€85 each), Martina Cush and Sarah Kearney, Seller: David Cush; Alina Hergarty, Seller: Tracy Norton; Evelyn Ryan, Seller: E Ryan. The two €30 sellers prizes were won by Mark Murphy and Brian Byrne.
Next week’s jackpot: €15,250 and takes place on June 20 (Monday night) at 9.00pm in the Stratford-Grangecon Clubhouse. Thank you for supporting our club lotto.
Well done and congratulations to our Under-14 hurling team on winning the Division 5 Féile final in Tipperary at the weekend.
The lads played a stormer in every match they played and represented the club and county with such manners, pride and passion on and off the field.
The lads had a blast with their host club De La Salle and we’d like to thank the club for looking after our lads as one of their own.
Thank you to all the supporters who traveled to Waterford and Tipperary to cheer on the lads every step of the way, also a big shout out to the management team of Michael, Peter and Brian for all their hard work with the team, not forgetting Katrina who put in a hugh amount of work behind the scenes.
Thank you to all the clubs for coming together to get everything running so smoothly for the lads, espically Hollywood for the use of their clubhouse for the homecoming and setting out a spread for everyone.
To the team of players I once again want to congratulate you on your hugh effort you put into this Féile, you all deserve this victory. The memory of Féile will live with you for the rest of your lives.
Next lotto draw takes place this Saturday night in Leo’s, jackpot is €1,100 and tickets are available from all club members and online at www. valleymountgaa.ie. Please have tickets back by midnight Friday if buying online or 9pm Saturday.
The club would like to extend our most profound thanks the Shay Kelly of GBS Engineering who has very kindly sponsored a new set of jerseys for the men’s Junior ‘A’ team.
Shay has been a great servant as a player with the club and it’s great to see him still involved in this way.
A date for your diary now. The club will be running a major fundraiser this November 12 in the form of Lip Sync Battle.
The event will take place in St. Laurence’s GAA club’s fine facility just across the border in Kildare. Pre-launch night this Thursday (23rd) at 8pm in Valleymount GAA’s clubhouse. If anyone is interested in taking part or wants to know more about the event please come along. The more the merrier.