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EN­NISKERRY

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.

NEW­TOWN

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.

You can keep up to date with us on Face­book and twit­ter for all the lat­est fix­tures and news.

KIL­TE­GAN

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.

BARNDARRIG

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.

GLE­NEALY

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 2.5.20.26. This weeks Jack­pot stands at €4,100.

KNOCK­ANANNA

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.

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