The Intermediates drew with 13-man Stratford in Annacurra in the league. In a less than convincing performance the lads led 0-06 to 0-04 at the break but had to pull back a three-point deficit in the final 10 minutes to earn parity.
Best wishes to Micheal who picked up a heavy knock in the closing stages. There was no jackpot winner for the draw held Monday, June 20. The numbers drawn were 5, 14, 16, and 27, with Bernie Doyle the only match three winner.
The club are hosting a lip sync in mid July against Knockananna. Tickets are available from any of the footballers.
On September 3, the club is hosting a 5km and 10km run. Training kicks off on Thursday evening at 6.50pm as a fundraiser for the juveniles. Cost of training will be a fiver and will cover two days per week. Walkers, footballers, men, women and kids all welcome.
The club lotto has reached €10,000 and it’s the best time to enter if you haven’t already done so. Please contact any committee member for tickets and the draw is on each Monday night in the Saltee.
All roads now lead to Aughrim on July 16 where we’ll face Blessington in the opening round of the championship at 5pm.
Our Junior hurlers and footballers were in great form last week with the hurlers putting in a great performance to beat Bray Emmets on a score line of 3-19 to 1-17 with the footballers putting in an equally fine display to see off a strong An Tochar team on a score of 0-18 to 0-10 which puts us top of Division 4 N/E league.
Our Junior hurlers travel to Greystones this eve to play Eire Og while our Junior footballers play Rathnew away tomorrow eve in a potential league decider so all support welcome for both games.
Our Senior hurlers were in championship action v Eire Og last Sunday morn and after a very entertaining game it ended honours even on a score line of 1-12 each.
Our next game in the championship is this sat eve v St Pat’s in Aughrim at 5pm. The juvenile club headed to Wexford early last Sunday morn to play Ballygarrett in a series of games for our Under-5s, Under-6s, Under-8s, and Under-10s in both hurling and football.
Despite being a damp drizzly morn all the kids enjoyed themselves. We rounded off the games with a trip to the cinema which was equally enjoyed by parents and children alike.
Our sincere thanks to Ballygarrett for hosting us and to Liam Kelly, Breda O’Neill and Lisa Byrne for their smooth organisation of the event.
Junior ‘A’ championship - All roads lead to Pearse’s Park Arklow on Friday, July 1, for our first match in the Junior ‘A’ championship. Kick-off is 8pm and our opponents are Barndarrig so all travelling support is welcome!
Strictly - The next Strictly fundraiser is being hosted by Martin O’Rourke and Alison Smyth and are looking for people from the community and local areas to donate all unwanted good condition clothes and shoes.
The collection point will be Coolafancy hall, Saturday, July 16, from 10am to 2pm. All further enquiries to the Strictly Committee.
Senior football - Our Senior team had a challenge match last Tuesday against Annacurra. It was a chance to try out players in different positions and also to give a few fringe players a run out. Tinahely were behind at half-time, 1-2 to 0-8, but in the second half they took control and won on a score line of 2-10 to 0-13.
Junior football - Our Junior football team were away to Carnew on Thursday evening in the league. To say we were missing quite a few regulars the team on the day put up a good show. Few mistakes here and there cost us the game. Final score: Carnew 2-10, Tinahely 0-9.
Team was: Skinny, Enda, Larry, Bubbles, Tonto, Gavin, Danny, Niall Byrne, and Niall O’Gorman in midfield, Timmy, Willie Quaile, Adam, Bill, Stewart, and the veteran corner-forward Sean Pollard.
Anyone at the game will have seen that Sean was out late the night beforehand celebrating Ireland’s victory as there was a lot of black smoke coming out of him.
Golf classic - Our annual golf classic takes place on Friday, July 1, in Coollattin. Team of four is €200. Contact Anthony Darcy on 087 2594515 for tee-off time. Lots of prizes to be won on the day. Hope to see everyone afterwards on the 19th hole.
Ellen Kinch cup - The Ellen Kinch cup was played for last Monday evening in Tinahely between our own ladies team and St. Pats. This was a wonderful game of football and congratulations to Tinahely on winning the cup. Well done to everyone involved on the night.
Under-16 - Our Under-16 footballers have resumed training after the Junior Cert. We hope they all do as well as they expect.
On the football front we play Avondale away this Thursday night at 7pm. The following Monday we have St. Nics at home. Please come out and support our young players.
Under-16 management and players would like to acknowledge the receipt of a new set of jerseys and bags. Anthony D’arcy of Darcy Sand has come on board to help out our footballers. A big thank you to Anthony.
On July 9 and 10, our Under-16 footballers are heading to Castlebar for a training weekend. We hope to play Breaffy on the Saturday with a training session on the Sunday. We will also take in the Connacht football final in Salthill on the Sunday.
Lotto results for the draw made on June 20 – Numbers drawn were 10, 17, 18, and 26. Bonus number: 28. No jackpot winner.
Match threes - John John Doyle, Mary O’Dare, Eamon D’Arcy, Mary Smith, Stephen Hickey, Sean Gordan, Ann O’Keeffe, Rory Stokes, Tom Doran. Next lotto jackpot: €8,800. Tinahely ladies are holding a coffee morning this Saturday, July 2, in Murphy’s Hotel from 11am to 2pm. Please come along for a cuppa and chat. Special guest will be there on the day. Thanking you for your continued support to Tinahely ladies.
Our Senior team kept up their unbeaten record in the league with a very hard fought game against Tinahely in a wet and windswept Merrymeeting last Sunday. Final score was 1-16 to 2-9.
Our Under-12 boys had a very comprehensive win over St. Pat’s in Dunbur. Great team performance by the lads. Keep up the great work. Next game is way to Blessington.
Our Under-14 girls had a very good win over Clan Na Gael last week. Playing at the base of the beautiful Sugarloaf the girls had to battle all the way against a very good and improving Clan na Gael side.
There was only a kick of ball in it at the end with the girls winning by a goal. The team were missing some of their regular players due to holidays etc. but a couple of girls were brought up from the Under-12 team and had a brilliant game, well done girls.
We would never normally pick one particular player for praise but on this occasion we think special mention must go to Lynsey Sayer who played in goal on the night.
She had a fantastic game pulling off some great saves and her kick-outs were hitting the spot. Well done Lynsey, everyone knows the goalie position is a hard one to fill and you never have a line of people offering to put themselves on the line, so keep up the great work.
Congratulations to Sean Coffey who recently played in goal for the Wicklow Kennedy Cup soccer team. We hear this has been a dream of Sean’s for many years and we were delighted to hear he had great performances along the way.
A very well done to club sponsor Nikki Dignam of the Woodpecker bar and restaurant who was selected for the over 40 Irish hockey team that beat Scotland, in Scotland last week. Well done from all at the club and keep flying the flag for Rathnew.
Congratulations to Jacqueline and Owen Sherry on the recent birth of their beautiful daughter Willow.
Congratulations to Bridget and Colm Franey on their recent marriage. Best wishes to you both for the future.
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AGB Under-14 girls travelled to Allenwood GAA Club on Saturday morning to play in a regional Féile.
In the first match they faced The Downs of Westmeath. The AGB girls started with some fantastic football and took a four-point lead after hitting six wides in the first five minutes. Unfortunately, then The Downs broke free and scored a quick goal.
In the second half, the girls started quickly again but the final ball let them down. The final whistle blew and the game finished AGB 1-6, The Downs 2-2.
The second match was Bray Emmets, which saw both defences playing some great football and AGB losing three players to injuries.
Bray took their scores leading 1-2 to 0-1. The final few minutes saw AGB take control and some great scores saw the game ending in a draw.
The final game of the group was against a very well drilled and skilful team Corrifin of Galway who dominated the game from start to finish and scored some long range scores.
The AGB girls battled until the end with a final score of 5-7 to 0-1. A great day has had by all and the AGB girls finished second in their group.
AGB Under-16 girls panel were victorious over Baltinglass in the league on Wednesday evening in Pearse’s Park. Not having played together as a team for nearly two months due to exams, the girls were a little rusty and took a while to find their feet. There was some very good play on show at times and the girls will need to knuckle down over the summer as they look to make their mark in the league and championship ahead.
This win makes it three wins from four, as the girls finished with a final score of AGB 6-14 to Baltinglass 1-3.
AGB Under-8 and Under-10 boys hosted Shillelagh in a challenge match on Saturday morning in Pearse’s Park. There was a great turnout from the AGB boys. Both AGB teams put in a tremendous effort in their game and played with excellent football on display.
AGB’s Intermediate men’s team travelled to Ashford on Tuesday evening and finished victorious with a score of 7-12 to Ashford 0-11.
A blend of experience and youth created a solid team performance and a great win for the team, but there is still a lot to work on as they build towards the championship.
AGB’s Junior ‘B’ team travelled to Coolboy on Thursday, and suffered defeat in what proved to be a very challenging match.
The next county development draw will take place next Friday, July 1, 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 and friends of the club. They can be bought in Pearse’s Park or Ballymoney.
AGB’s Summer Camp sponsored by the Arklow Bay Hotel, is for children aged 5 - 12 and will be held in Pearse’s Park from August 8 to 12. Prices are €40 per child. Sign your children up for an exciting week of fun, games and activities. Applications can be made on 087 1374812 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next meeting of the Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney club executive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 6, at 8.00pm 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.
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This weekend the John West Féile na nÓg took place with both our Under-14 girls and boys teams taking part.
The girls side were hosted in Cork by Nemo Rangers, along with their management team of Eddie, Brian, Gary, Tara and Deirdre.
The girls knew they were in for a tough battle playing in Division 1 but they fought hard during the competition. They faced a very well drilled Lucan Sarsfields team in their first game and gave a competitive performance but the Lucan side grabbed the victory.
Carrigaline were up next and the Pats girls went in at half time a point down. After losing their first game they weren’t going down without a fight and clawed back to win 1-04 to Carrigaline’s two goals.
Their third game also proved tough with Nemo Rangers, their hosts, hunting for a win to top the group. With one victory the girls made it to a quarter-final against an Eire Óg side. Unfortunately, the game didn’t go their way losing 1-03 to 1-09. The team and management showed great spirit and determination and should be very proud of themselves for competing at such a high level!
The Boys team made their long journey to Kerry on Thursday where they were hosted by Renard GAA along with the management team of Paul, Barry, Padge and Patrice.
The boys got off to a flying start winning their first game against De La Salle 1-08 to 2-01. They then picked up an even greater win in their second game scoring 9-05 against a Waterville/ Dromid side.
This put them in a great position going into Saturday where they faced their hosts in their last group game. It was a close game and only two points in the difference at full-time, but the Pat’s side won 4-07 to Renard’s 4-05, securing them a place in the Cup quarter-final.
Skellig Rangers/Valentia Islanders were up next in the quarter-final but the boys were on form gathering another big win, 7-13 to 1-03.
The boys faced Annaclone from Banbridge in the semi-final on the Sunday morning, more determined than ever. With a good lead at halftime they kept their heads down, winning 6-07 to 1-05. The Pats boys were now into a Cup final!
They were up against a strong Thomastown opposition at 2pm that Sunday afternoon but this didn’t stop the boys from going in at half-time a point ahead. Only conceding a point in the second half the boys secured the Cup victory with a final score of 4-05 to 2-02. The St. Pats boys were crowned Féile winners! Congratulations to everyone involved and enjoy the victory!
We wish a speedy recovery to the Under-14 players captain Cian Kelly who was injured in the final minutes of the final and Jamie Noble and Cathal O Briain who were unable to play over the weekend due to serious injuries.
This week’s ‘Hurlers of the Week’ were Under-8 players Danny McCoy and Sean O’Brien. Chips off the old block! Well done, boys!
It was not to be for our Senior hurlers against Glenealy in the Senior hurling championship in Aughrim on Sunday evening on a score line of 1-06 to 2-16.
Our Junior hurlers continued their winning ways on Thursday night beating Glenealy, 3-17 to 0-13.
Upcoming fixtures - Don’t forget to sign up for the Kellogg’s Cúl Camps! This year’s hurling camp will take place in Dunbur on July 11-15, and the football camp on July 25-29. You can register at gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps.
Our own Summer GAA camp will take place from August 9-11, in Dunbur. The camp is for boys and girls aged 3-10, and held from 9.30am-1.30pm. Bookings can be taken from June 6th, contact Gary Duffy (086 3529445). We hope to see you there!
There was no winner of this week’s club lotto draw of €3,300. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 8 and 16. The bonus number was 5. Two people drew three numbers sharing the €250 prize; Christine Reid and Ellie Doyle. Thanks to the weekly club lotto sellers who give up their time to help raise funds for the club.
It’s greatly appreciated. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our €10,000 jackpot!
Please send any information for club notes to Pro.firstname.lastname@example.org before 9pm on Sunday evenings. You can contact St Pats at Facebook St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow Town or Twitter @StPatsGAAWick.
The camogie club are holding their annual run on Saturday, July 2. There is an 8km trail run and a 5km fun run/walk. Registration starts at 9.45am. Entry fee is €10. Afterwards there is a 24hr stationary cycle starting at 12, anyone who wants to take part is welcome.
A definite date has not been set for the Intermediate championship, keep an eye on fixtures and the Facebook page for updates.
Juvenile training continues on Monday evenings.
Membership can still be paid to Danny Dowling.