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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. 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 new­town­ladies­

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 pronew­ 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://hol­ly­

Club Mem­ber­ship sub­scrip­tion is now due.You can pay mem­ber­ship to any club of­fi­cer and on our web­site at http:// hol­ly­ 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.lo­cal­ 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.ash­


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.

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