Wicklow GAA is running an online Foundation Football course which is certified over the next few weeks, registration and instructions can be found on http://learning. gaa.ie. If you would like to complete or know of anyone who wants even to be involved in a minor capacity it is a useful course to complete. We are delighted to have a large number of kids playing for our fast growing juvenile sides, more kids means more helpers so if you feel you are in a position to help in any capacity our future GAA stars then please get in touch as it takes much more than a manager to run each team. We are still short of help for some of our teams and may not be able to enter teams at all ages due to lack of mentors, please give Tom a ring on (087) 661 1480 or Shay at (087) 2699620 for more info.
Newtown ladies are actively looking for a management team for the new season and will be holding interviews in the coming weeks. All interested parties can contact the team via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a good stock of club gear now available to buy for any enquiries regarding club gear please contact Ruth on 0877472682 or Amy at 0863332195.
Tickets for the national club draw are on sale until 30th January, some great prizes on offer. First prize is a car and all money raised by the club through the sale of tickets goes to the club, so why not buy a ticket, support the club and maybe win a fantastic prize. Tickets are available from all committee members. If you have any club related notes for inclusion in the weekly notes, please forward to email@example.com before Sunday 6pm for issue the following week
Newtown would like to express our deepest sympathies to the extended Wheatley family on the sad passing of Bridget. May she rest in peace.
This week’s jackpot is €3400 as the lotto rolled over, numbers drawn were 6, 12, 13 and 15 and there were three match three numbers who won €70 each
Naomh Teagain hurling wall is been named in honour of the late Peter Keogh on February 12th at 11 am in Kiltegan GAA grounds, There will be a plaque permanently placed on wall, also our four national schools in the area will be taking part in small hurling game to mark this occasion as schools hurling was Peter’s pride and joy. Followed by cup of tea. Everyone welcome.
Tickets for the Croke Park national draw are to be returned to John Farrell or Colm Doyle by next weekend. DVD turning back the years 1984 is now on sale contact Mary Kelly on 0863572493 at the cost €10.
Lotto: Lotto results for Monday 23rd of January: 2-6-16-23. Fiona Phelan, Liz Timmons, C. Butler, Jennifer Kane, €70 each A draw took place on Monday 30th of January in Katie Lowes. Jackpot €10600.
Our club wishes to send congratulations to Jim Bolger from the Clonmore GAA club on his election as chairman of Leinster council. We wish him the best of luck for the next three years.
The club would like to wish Tom Taylor the best of luck with his new role of senior men’s team manager for the 2017 season. The men are back training Monday and Wednesdays with the women on Tuesdays, if you have any interest in joining either teams please get in touch with Gary Kavanagh. The ladies team are currently looking for a new manager, if you or anyone you know would like to get involved please contact Rebecca Drew. The National Club Draw will take place on March 8th. Tickets are priced €10 with all monies raised going directly to the club. Prizes include an Opel Corsa, €1,000 holiday vouchers and All Ireland Final packages. Tickets are available from club members or you can contact Rebecca Drew 0851443441, Gary Kavanagh 0868567262 or Dara Connolly 086174 1050. Scór Sinsear will take place on Friday March 3rd in St Patrick’s Wicklow Town. If you would like to represent the club in the Performance competition (Ceili dancing, set dancing, instrumental groups, ballad groups, sketch / drama, solo singing) please contact Liam Kane or any club member. The Oskars - In conjunction with Enniskerry YC, our local actors and actresses will get to show off their talent on April 29th for “The Oskars” which will be held in The Parkview Hotel. If you’d like to partake please contact Dara Connolly 0861741050. AGM- We held our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 14th January in the clubhouse and it was a very well attended meeting with a piece of history created on the night with the election of the club’s first lady chairperson Rebecca Drew. We also have a new vice chairperson in Larry Brady. Very best of luck to Rebecca and Larry as well as the rest of the committee for the upcoming year. President- Des Burton; Vice Presidents- Dermot Jordan, Vincent Wrynn; Chairperson- Rebecca Drew; Vice Chairperson- Larry Brady; Secretary- Gary Kavanagh; Asst Secretary- Micheal Boylan; Treasurer- Ultan O’Kane; Asst Treasurer- Larry Dillon; Irish Officer- Liam Kane; Childrens Officer- Micheal Boylan; Grounds Dev Officer- Dara Connolly; County Board Delegates- Gary Kavanagh, Liam Kane, James Ennis; PRO- Rebecca Drew; Committee- Ben Doran, Damian Driver, Naoimi Kiernan, James Ennis, Heather Blackbyrne, Helen Kirwan, Christine Murphy, Gavin Barton, Rosie Ambrose Smith
The sympathy of the Club is extended to the Fanning family of Birch Hall, Aughrim on the untimely death of Mary R.I.P. A good turnout of players at our first training session of the season on Saturday last. Training continues on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Club membership fees are due now from all for the coming season.
Awards - Well done to Molly Cullen who won Sports person of the year 2016, Martin Shannon who won Young person of the year 2016 and Noreen Keegan Kavanagh who won Person of the year 2016 at the Blessington Forum/Blessington Tidy Towns awards in Avon Ri on Thursday, 26 January.
Congrats - Congrats to club men Conall O’Gallchobhair (Captain) and Ethan Cotter on their win with CBS Naas over Clane in the U16 South Leinster A Schools Final at St. Conleth’s Park last Wednesday. Next up will be the Leinster semi-final.
Leinster GAA League Round 1 U13 and U15 – Hard luck to the U13’s who played away to Edenderry on Sunday 29 January. Very competitive game up to the last quarter. Final score 4-12 to 3-04 and a BYE on 4 February.
The U15’s got 2017 up and running with training on Tuesday night with 21 in attendance. We played St. Peter’s Dunboyne in the first cross county league and despite losing on a score line of 4-09 to 1-09 the lads put in a great performance. We won 14 out 20 of our own kick outs and 8 out 11 of the opposition kick outs. Possession was turned over 15 times through tackles or blocks. Scorers Danny SIlke Fetherson 1-04, Robbie Richardson, Jack Leitnner, Claude Tounou, Mikey O’Toole and Daniel Cooney 0-1 each. The lads are away to Athy on 4 February at 2.30pm.
Lotto - No jackpot winner. Numbers 2/6/17/26. Three matched 3 numbers: Kathleen and Patrick Magee. Jane Hennessy c/o Dermot. Dean Lockhart c/o West Wicklow. Next draw 7th February in Bealins. Jackpot €6400. The lotto is the main fundraiser for the day to day running of the club and your support is greatly appreciated. Tickets can be purchased online Blessington GAA website or contact Noelle McGarr on 0877460327.
Strictly Blessington Take 2 2017 - Training commenced on Monday, 30th January with a launch in Avon Ri on Sunday, 12 February at 7pm sharp where the dancers will find out who they will be paired with, what dance and video they will be doing. Keep up to date with what is happening on the Strictly Blessington Take 2 Facebook Page. The event will take place in Citywest Hotel on Saturday, 18 March. Tickets available from all the dancers and from Lilly Sargent 087 8247314. If anyone wishes to sponsor a dancer or take out an advert in the brochure please contact Tara Richardson, Noelle McGarr, Catherine Behan, Lisa Tobin and Lilly Sargent.
Our Lotto Jackpot is now worth a very healthy €8200.The next draw will be held in Poulaphouca House on 2nd February. You can buy tickets from the usual local outlets or online at http://hollywoodgaa.com/
Club Membership subscription is now due.You can pay membership to any club officer and on our website at http:// hollywoodgaa.com. Hollywood GAA are holding a dinner dance on Saturday 25th of February in Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. The popular local band Upload will provide the entertainment on the night. Tickets are €35 and will be available from club members shortly. We would love to see you all there for what promises to be a great night out.
There was no match 4 winner of last week’s lotto which was a Jackpot of €11,100. The numbers drawn were 01-10-11-12. There were 8 match 3 winners of €40 each, John Fleming, Jim Sheerin, B.O’Neill, Burke Family from Tuckmill, B&S Connolly, Sean Doyle, Rathcoole, Ned Kehoe and Ciaran Mulally. The Jackpot for the draw to be held on Monday 30th January will be for €11,300 and will be held in Timmins Pub, Baltinglass. Remember, you can also play our lotto on line at www.locallotto.ie or through our Facebook page.
Club Player of the Year 2016: Senior Footballer Joey Kelly received the award for Club Player of the Year 2016 on Saturday night at the Wicklow GAA All Star Awards. Joey has always been a sterling player and is a role model for all the juveniles of our club. A massive congratulations and thank you for all your hard work, dedication and scores Joey.
Senior Ladies: Training resumes for all Senior Ladies on Sunday 5th February at 10.30am sharp. Any new ladies wishing to play please attend on the 5th for training, all welcome.
Under 13 boys: The Under 13 squad got their season off to a great start with a superb 3 point victory over St Joseph’s Laois in the Leinster league. This is the first time these young lads have played on a full pitch and their skill and team play was a joy to watch. Well done to the team management and the parents who travelled with the squad.
Well done to the Under 14 county girls who defeated Laois on Saturday with our very own girls Kuburat Matomni and Lia Arnold. Lia scored the winning goal and Kuburat had a great game at wing back. Well done girls!!
Last Man Standing Competition: We are running a Last Man Standing completion for the National League, only €10 to enter with the chance to win €250. Entries close on Friday the 3rd February. Please see our Facebook/ Twitter page to enter.
Registration Day will take place on Saturday 11th February 2017 in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre from 10am to 2pm. Club gear will be available to purchase on the day. This year we are introducing our new Subs App , this will allow members to pay by card or cash at registration day and then at the pitch when training. Also, this year we are running a discount system, if you pay your full years Subs by the 1/5/17 you will get 10 training sessions free. This is an option available to all members. If prefered we will still take the weekly sub from members who do not wish to pay the full amount up front. As our club house now has a bar licence we encourage our adults to avail of our social membership for €20 euro, and you can use the facility when it is open. This can also be hired for private events. A receipt will be issued by email for all payments made, so please ensure your Team Admin has your email address. Any questions, please come along to Reg Day and talk to your Admin. Club officials will be available on the day to help with any queries. We look forward to seeing you all there.
AGB will host a Dinner Dance on the 25th of February to celebrate the great achievements and wins of the Ladies and Men’s teams during 2016. Breakaway will provide the music on the night. Tickets are now SOLD OUT. As there is still huge interest in the event, a waiting list is now available, please contact Margot on 085 8624994, Jennifer on 0868833159, Sinead on 0871374812, with any queries. Thank you to all who have ordered their tickets, in order to work the waiting list can those who have ordered their tickets please contact the girls to arrange collection and payment by the 01/02/17.
The National Draw tickets are on sale at the moment at €10 each with super prizes to be won and, even better, all of the money raised stays within the club. If you would like to buy some tickets or feel you might be able to sell a book of five please contact any Club member. The draw will take place on the 14/02/2017.
AGBs Ballymoney Committee will host a traditional night of Irish music and dancing on the 16th of March 2017 in the AGB Clubhouse, Ballymoney, Shelton, Arklow as part of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations. Entry fee is €5, and a great night of ceoil agus craic is promised.
AGBs Sports Prediction Quiz for 2017 is now available from all members of the Mens section in the club. Entry for this is €10 and the quiz can be obtained from any player or member in the Mens Section. Emails have been sent to all of last year’s entrants. Join this great quiz for your chance to win a great Cash Prize. Progress updates and results will be sent during the year.
The next meeting of the AGB Executive Committee will take place on the 08/02/2016 in the AGB offices in Pearse’s Park at 8pm.
GAA lottto, January 23: Numbers drawn were 2, 15, 25 and 28, Bonus number: 6. No jackpot winners, No match 3s. Lucky Dip: Jim Darcy, Trish Cush, Pat Doyle, Jim Darcy. Next Lotto Jackpot €4,400.
Our first training of 2017 got under way last Sunday morning under the watchful eye of John Smith from Rathvilly. Training this week is tonight Wednesday at 8pm and next Sunday morning at 10am. All minor, junior and senior players are asked to attend.
Membership and insurance is now due. Please see David Blake with payment. Our club lotto is now at €4400. Tickets are available from committee members and businesses in the area!
Lotto results for Monday, January 23: Jackpot: €2,900. Numbers drawn: 2, 11, 26, 28. Match 3’s: Win or share €300 - Tom McHugh c/o S McDermott; Mary O Brien c/o M O Brien. Next draw: Monday, January 30, King’s. Jackpot: €3,200.
At the annual Wicklow GAA awards, Aaron Nugent won Junior ‘A’ player of the year for 2016. Well done, Aaron. Our long serving and loyal supporter, Tom McHugh, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award. Tom has been involved with Ashford GAA for many a year and this award was due recognition of that fact. Despite being a Dubs supporter, everyone in our club was delighted with this news. Well done, Tom and may you have many more years following us.
Back to basics. Training continues this Tuesday and Friday. Be on the pitch for 7.45 pm. We hope to field a Junior team this year as well so anybody who would fancy a Thursday match is more than welcome to attend. Our Executive Committee met all the Sub Committees last Thursday and a very useful night’s work ensued.
Further information on Ashford GAA activities can be found via Facebook and from our web page, www.ashfordgaa.com.
With the new season not far away from starting the senior lads went back training last week. Anyone interested in playing this year contact any player or turn up Tuesday night in the field for 7:30. We’re still looking for help with our juvenile teams. We’ll have our own teams up to U11’s. Our 13’s 15’s and 17’s will be playing with An Tochar and Avondale. We need mentors to go with these players if anyone interested in going with the 15’s and 17’s to Avondale contact any committee member from the list below. This is our new juvenile committee for the year ahead - Chairman: Eamonn Stackem; Secretary: Christopher Merrigan; Committee Members: Richard Cullen, Liam Conway, Wesley Atkinson, Steven Driver, Thomas Cullen and Johnny White. The U8’s are back training in the Brockagh Resource Centre this Friday at 6:00.
Wicklow’s Anto Byrne battling for possession during the Kehoe Cup match against Trinity at Greystones.