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BALLYMANUS

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.

AN­NACURRA

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.

AVON­DALE

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.

COOL­BOY

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.

TINAHELY

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.

RATH­NEW

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.

If any­one wants any­thing in­cluded in the notes please contact rath­new­gaa1885pro@gmail.com with the in­for­ma­tion.

AGB

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 ark­low­gaa@gmail.com.

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.

Please send club notes to ark­low­gaa@gmail. com or ag­bladiespro@gmail.com. You can contact the AGB PRO at above email, Face­book (‘Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money GAA Club’ or ‘AGB Ladies’) or Twit­ter.

ST PA­TRICK’S

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.stpatricks.wick­low@gaa.ie be­fore 9pm on Sun­day evenings. You can contact St Pats at Face­book St Pa­trick’s GAA Club Wick­low Town or Twit­ter @StPat­sGAAWick.

BALLINACOR

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.

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