Adult football – Enniskerry 1-8, Kilbride 0-11 – The footballers entertained Kilbride in the league last Tuesday night and had to be content with a share of the spoils thanks to a late Gavin Barton free.
The Liffeysiders have always proved difficult opponents for us and last night proved no different as a tight fought first half ended all square (1-4 to 0-7); our goal finished by Gavin Barton after a well worked move.
In the second period, the visitors took control and went into a three point lead and after being awarded a penalty, luckily for us it was struck wide to give us a lifeline.
We showed character to claw the Kilbride lead back with Craig Williams driving over a second long range free from him. Anto O’Neill added another point before Barton tied it up with time running out. Best on the night were Luke Dillon in defence, Seamus O’Gorman, Dan Kelly and Gavin Barton
Scorers were Gavin Barton (1-3), Anto O’Neill (0-2), Craig Williams (0-2), and Brendan Barton (0-1).
Next up we travel to Shillelagh on Tuesday, July 12, in the league.
Club lotto - Winning numbers on June 20 were 09, 15, 20, and 23. Bonus 36. No jackpot winner, match three numbers receive €250 each. Jackpot on June 27 stands at €5, 800. Thanks to all buyers and sellers of club lotto tickets for continued support.
Ladies - Ladies continued their build up to the championship game against Coolkenno on July 2 with a challenge game away to Clara last Thursday night and put up a strong showing before going under by three points to the senior outfit.
Adult hurling - Enniskerry/ Kilmac hurlers have a local derby tonight (June 29) when we travel to play Fergal Óg in Ballywaltrim. Throw in is 7pm. Best of luck to Jim, Noel, Pat and the lads.
Juvenile - Training continues each Friday at 7pm in the pitch with 4-10-year-olds catered for. All are very welcome, contact Damian at 086 1663415 for more information.
County Development Draw - The second draw takes place this Friday (July 1) in Ballinakill. Best of luck to all who purchased tickets from Enniskerry club.
Tour De Leinster - Our cyclists are in training for our sponsored cycle which takes place on July 8-10. Itinerary 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 cyclist, please contact Ultan on 086 3727665 or Ben on 086 3727446. Club website - Remember you can keep up to date on all club activity by checking out the club website at Enniskerrygaaclub.com.
EIRE OG GREYSTONES
Fundraising - The numbers drawn in the lotto on Monday 20th were 6, 15, 28, and 29.
There was one lucky winner of the match three prize of €200. This week’s jackpot is €9,000.
Féile - Comhgáirdeachas to our Under-14 footballers who won Division 4 of Féile Peil na nGael. They defeated North London in the final, 1-08 to 0-04, in Rathmore (Kerry). The same two sides had drawn, 2-03 all, in an earlier stage of the competition. In the semi-final they overcame Donaghmoyne of Co Muineacháin, 1-03 to 1-02.
Hurling - rendan Cuddihy was perforce in a philosophical mood as he ploughed a lone furrow as an Éire Óg mentor and spectator on the sideline at last Wednesday evening’s junior match.
His position contrasted starkly with that of the manager of the hurling-dedicated Glenealy who had the back-up of a goodly number of supporters. A few Éire Óg followers did arrive during the game.
Glenealy teams at any level are almost invariably to be reckoned with and the players they fielded on Wednesday were no slouches.
On the other hand Greystones, for various reasons, found themselves in the situation of having the bare 15, one of whom, Seán Byrne, carried a movement-restricting back injury. Seán bravely agreed to stand, which was about all he was capable of doing, between the posts. He delegated the pucking out to full-back Doc O’Connor.
It did not take long for the visiting forwards to cop on to this weakness in Na Clocha Liatha defence and almost from the off they were trying for goals where otherwise they might have been satisfied to pop the sliothar over the bar. Disasterville for Éire Óg!
Three goals and a point down after only four minutes and looking like the search would soon be on for a cricket scoreboard.
To the credit of our lads they were not overwhelmed by the Glenealy scoring spree, they stiffened their resistance and soon attained near parity in outfield play.
Numerically, thereafter, scores from both sides began to balance out but while the locals were all minors, two of Glenealy’s were three-pointers.
At half-time, Jack Commons replaced Seán Byrne in goals. Jack, despite his busy schedule of interviews and contract negotiations accruing from his victory in Strictly Éire Óg, loyally took time off for goalkeeping duties. In the event he brought off a few good saves.
Mark Barry was reliable at centre-back and Gavin Parslow showed that he is developing into an effective player.
Paddy O’Sullivan played with a commitment that Limerick lacked on in their championship game against the Déise.
Doc O’Connor had an outstanding game at full-back and was the rock on which many Glenealy attacks perished while Hughie O’Neill also played well and in the process contributed a number of points from play and placed balls.
We also witnessed the rare phenomenon of Shane Mulford scoring an excellent point from play. A good sporting game overall which certainly did not do justice on the scoreboard to Éire Óg’s brave effort.
Our Seniors drew with Avondale, 1-11 each, on Sunday morning in Arklow in the first round of the county championship.
Football - The Junior ‘A’ footballers travelled to Newcastle recently to take on neighbours Bray Emmets in their outing in the championship.
Having lost the first round to St Pat’s, a victory was vital to their advancing to the next stage of the competition. Eddie Davis’ charges duly delivered, winning on a score of 3-10 to 0- 08. While there was much to admire in their play there was also much that had their followers pulling out their hair in frustration. Not least was some appalling shooting.
Added to this were the many examples of the turnover of the ball through sloppy passing and which, only for excellent defensive work and the brilliant goal-keeping of Billy Norman, might have had us in a bit of trouble.
It would certainly have led to our downfall against better opposition. This team, with some fine players such as James ‘Pooch’ Cranley (0-3), Sean Lawless (1-01) and James Delahunty (0-2) upfront and in defence Eoin McTeague, Anto Byrne, Liam Maguire and James Wood (who contributed one of those standout moments with an exciting interception), certainly has potential. But aye, there’s the rub! The team may be the subject of poaching by the seniors.
Other contributors to the scoreboard were Emlyn Lynch (1-0), James Smullen (0-1) and David Behan (1-0).
The Senior footballers took a significant scalp in Division 1 of the league on Tuesday. They defeated Blessington in Blessington on the score 1-11 to 1-09.
The first round of the Senior championship is set for Sunday, July 17, at 7pm, in Aughrim. The lads will take on Avondale in the first round.
Our junior magpie’s nursery will continue every Saturday at 10am on 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 Cúl 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 Under-8-Under-10s are training every Tuesday and Friday at 6.30pm. We travelled over to play Ashford and St Pats last Friday in a blitz which was well organised by the Ashford club. The next blitz is on Friday, July 8, at home, the Under-8s have been selected to play in Croke Park on Monday, July 18, and our opposition on the day will be Newtown blues from Louth.
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. 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 Under-12s beat Fergal Ógs last Monday in the league and are training every Monday at 6.30pm. The Under-16 league resumed and we have played two games in the last week, the first was a defeat away to Bray and the second a home victory over Blessington.
The Under-8 and Under-10 girl’s 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, they are going to Roundwood tomorrow (Thursday) for a match against An Tochar which starts at 6.30 and their next blitz is fixed for Saturday but no venue is decided yet.
The Under-12 girls played their final league game last Friday but were well beaten by a strong Blessington side, they are continuing to train on Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 12 in preparation for the championship. Congratulations to Una Power from the Under-12 girls team who has been selected to represent Wicklow at half-time in the ladies Leinster finals day on Sunday, July 10, in Portlaiose.
The Under-14 girl’s next match is away to Valleymount but no date is confirmed yet. The Under-16 girls are back in action next Tuesday with a home match against Roundwood.
The deadline for membership has passed and we are now operating a strictly no pay no play policy with no exceptions.
Deepest sympathies to the extended family and friends of the late Kathleen Keeley, may she rest in peace.
The lotto rolled over this week to an even €3,000, numbers drawn were 13, 15, 16, and 25, there were however two match three winners who took home €100 each.
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 087 7472682 or call up to the clubhouse any Saturday morning between 10-11am to view or order your club gear.
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Our Junior football team played out a very important draw with Lacken in Lacken in the West Junior Football League on Thursday evening. Final score: 1-09 to 0-12. This was a hard fought game played in bad weather conditions but we managed to come home with a draw to keep us top of the table.
Both sides were level at half-time, 0-06 each. We had a chance to win the game in injury time but we massed a close in free so the game ended in a draw.
Our scores came from Shane Lennon (0-05), Geoffrey Bermingham (0-03), Jamie Daly, Mark Ryan, Christy O’Toole, and Steven Coogan (0-01 each). We play Dunlavin in Kiltegan on Thursday night at 7.30pm in the next round.
Our Intermediate hurling team had our first outing in the Intermediate hurling championship in Arklow on Saturday but we were well beaten by a very good Bray Emmets team, 2-11 to 0-07.
We were always chasing the game from the start and only managed to score two points after playing with the wind in the first half, 1-06 to 0-02 at half-time.
We put in a better performance for the first 15 minutes of the second half but Bray closed out the game with a goal mid-way trough the second half to go on to win by a 10-point margin. Our scores game from J.J Phelan (0-03), Steven Coogan (0-02), Christy O’Toole and Derek Daly (0-01 each). We play Arklow rocks in the next round of this competition on Saturday in Arklow at 5pm.
Well done and congratulations to the girls of Tynock N.S who defeated Rathvilly ‘B’ team to win the final of the Allinaz sponsored Clonmore G.F.C N.S blitz in Clonmore last week they won by four scores to two scores. The Tynock team was: Emma Byrne, Miriam O’Keeffe, Leah Donegan, Sarah Mai Fitzgerald, Ciaran Boland, Roisin Timmins, Fai Corrigan, Kristen Mallin. Well done, girls.
Congratulations to our own Bryan Kearney who captioned the Wicklow Under-17 hurling team who won the Celtic Challenge Cup last weekend. Well done to Padraig O’Toole and Aaron Byrne and M.J Moran from our club.
Lotto numbers this week were 7, 13, 14, and 17. No winner. Match three winners were Darren Hobson, Bridy Dunne, Brid Kearney, the Golden Girls, and Christine Lennon.
Any booking for the football pitch for matches or training please contact John Timmins on 087 9280748.
Our men’s hurling team were at home versus Bray last week and dug out a hard fought victory, eventually winning out by three points after an exhilarating second half.
Best for us were Jonny and Niall Devereux, Davey Boddy, Micheal Doyle and Micheal Cullen.
This week the hurlers made the trip to Shillelagh and in a ding dong battle on a very humid night we went home with a share of the points, the match ending on a score line of 2-11 to 3-08. Our lads played some fantastic hurling. Brian Walsh stood out with an imperious display full back. James Cullen tormented the Shillelagh defence all night and David Dickenson lead from the back while Nicky Sinnott fought like a tiger for every ball in midfield.
Overall it was a game we were disappointed not to win and probably some inexperience allowed Shillelagh back into the game to equalise with a last minute free.
Our Under-12 boys had an away match against Bray Emmets on Monday in the league. We were very slow to get into the match, probably because it was a few weeks since we had a game.
In the first half, we were struggling to get our passing and teamwork going but we did get some nice scores. Dylan was playing his heart out, working up and down the field and getting some great blocks in.
Up front, Conor and Patrick were helping to set up some of the scores. In the second half we really started to play more like a team.
Some very good passing and shooting helped push us into a good lead, although we did concede a few scores, so that the game was in the balance with 10 minutes to go.
Driven on by Will in the goals, James and Rian at the back, Peter and Tadhg in midfield, and goals by Ben and Harry, we manged to close out for a win. Peter kicked a few lovely points in the second half.
So hopefully in the next match, we will play for the whole game, in the way we did for the last 10 minutes of this one. A real team. Well done lads.
Friday night is a big night for football as our adult footballers take on Coolboy in the first round of the championship. All support would be appreciated. Keep an eye on the fixtures list for time and venue.
The club and supporters would like to express its sympathies to the Green family on the recent sad passing of Maureen Green, and also to the Cox family on the sad passing of Ronnie. The lotto numbers drawn in the last draw were 10, 13, 14 and 27.
There was no jackpot winner and the jackpot is now €3,700. Thanks again to all those who are selling and buying lotto tickets.
The Junior hurlers were defeated by St. Pat’s in the league last Wednesday evening.
They were a match for their opponents in the first half and were unlucky to be a goal behind at the break with Pat’s leading 1-10 to 0-10.
St. Pat’s had much the better of the second half and ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-17 to 0-13.
The Intermediate and Senior teams both had good victories last weekend.
The Intermediate side played a strong Kilcoole team on Saturday in Arklow, and had to show all their character to come from a half-time deficit of 0-8 to 04 to eventually win 1-10 to 0-12 with Glen O’Gorman getting the all important goal in the second half
The Seniors had their first outing in the championship on Sunday in Aughrim.
Their opponents were St. Pat’s who they disposed of without to much difficulty. Playing with the breeze in the first half the built up a lead of 12 points 2-8 to 0-2 despite a lot of wayward shooting.In the second half they tacked on another 8 points to their opponents 1-4 to run out winners 2-16 to 1-6.Aaron Nugent gave a man of the match display, while Warren Kavanagh, Wes Manning and Jack Kavanagh put in good performances. Their next game is against Carnew next Saturday which will be a much sterner test.
There was no winner of the Jackpot in last weeks Lotto.The numbers drawn were 22.214.171.124. This weeks Jackpot stands at €4,100.
Lotto - No winner of this week’s jackpot of €3,500. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 17, and 27. Two match threes: Mary Lawrence and Mick Roche. Sellers prize: Damien Byrne.
The jackpot now stands at €3,800.Tickets are on sale in the Wagon Wheels, Jacobs, 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.