EIRE OG GREYSTONES
Lotto: Numbers drawn 23rd January: 13, 21, 28, 30. Jackpot for draw on 30th 3,400 euro.
GAA National Club Draw – hope you are shifting those tickets!
One was among the contingent from Éire Óg who attended the Garden County GAA Sports Awards Dinner in the Arklow Bay Hotel to show the club’s recognition of the honour bestowed on it by the presenting of the Lifetime Achievement Award to club Uachtarán Patsy Vickers. In his introduction MC Jimmy Dunne expressed the appreciation of the County Board for the work Patsy did for his club, for the North East Juvenile Board and for the County board. Maith an fear thú Patsy! Well done Patsy and you have the club’s heartiest congratulations.
Cathaoirleach John Keane was unfortunately a victim of the ‘flu bug and was unable to take up his position at the table but sent his warmest compliments. The organising committee is to be praised on the efficiency with which the ceremony that included a succinct pen-picture of each of the recipients delivered by Jimmy Dunne, was run off.
Hard luck: Well done to the Wicklow schools who suffered a narrow defeat, 0-13 to 1-8, to St Peter’s, Wexford in the semi-final of the Leinster A Schools Football Championship. St Peter’s went on to defeat Moate in the final. Éire Óg was represented on the team by Eoin McTeague.
The club’s Facebook page is currently emblazoned with photographs of the smiling faces of Donald Trump and our own Leas-Cathaoirleach Mark Barry to which Brendan Cuddihy has cleverly given the caption “both these men promised to build a wall, only one has delivered”. The wall he is referring to in Mark’s case is of course the hurling ball-wall which is at present in the course of construction at the Killincarrig end of the main pitch. The amenity when complete will comprise a wall which will be suitable for practice off both faces with the ground on one side being covered with astro and on the other with grass. Hopefully it will be put to good use by our hurlers of all ages, will greatly help to improve their skill levels and afford them hours of enjoyment.
The coiste was extremely lucky in having had at its disposal a person of the experience and know-how of Eoin O’Neill to handle matters relating to planning permission and to draw up the applications for grants. Go raibh míle maith agat Eoin.
Archive footage shown by RTE on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Kerry’s Mick O’Connell, claimed by many to be the greatest stylist of all time, featured him honing his superlative skills using the gable end of his home. This would suggest that our wall might also be used to good effect by our footballers.
There was no lotto jackpot winner last week. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 13 and 21 with match 3 winners including Billy Moules, Alice O’Loughlin, Byrne family, Chapel Lane and Enda McGrath. Club membership is now due. Adult players €30, juveniles €20, nursery €5, non-players €10. Any player (adult or juvenile) looking for fitted gum shields are asked to contact Kieran at 0876209013 who is trying to get Tullow Dentists out some weekend shortly if there are enough numbers. Best wishes to Colm Coogan who is off travelling next week. Hopefully we’ll still be in the hunt when you return Colm. Bon Voyage.
Well done to Mark Reid and Conor Deering both selected for the Wicklow Minor Squad for 2017 and who were out last weekend. Well done to the Wicklow team on getting a draw. We wish the lads well for the coming year.
St. Nicholas GAA has a new committee in place and we wish the new Chairman Alan Deering and his team them well for the coming year. Dunlavin GAA wish to thank the outgoing committee for their commitment which oversaw great success over recent years. May it continue for the St. Nicholas club.
Great turnout for the St. Nicks U13 training last week. Next training will take place on Wednesday, February 1st at 7pm in Dunlavin GAA grounds. We ask that parents please respond to texts in order to organise games. Good luck to the team who are out at the weekend.
St Nicks U15s got their year up and running with a loss to a strong Fingal Ravens side in the Leinster league in Donard last Saturday. However well done to all the lads who put in a big effort for their first match of the year. It’s a learning curve and the team are certainly determined which is an encouraging factor for the management. Good luck to them away to Summerhill of Meath next week in round two of the Leinster League.
Well done to all who organised our St Patrick’s GAA Juvenile Ladies Presentation and Open Day in the Clubhouse Dunbur last Saturday. A big thank to our Guest of Honour Irish Olympian Fionnuala McCormack who presented the certificates and medals. Fionnuala took part in a questions and answers session from the Ladies and interacted with all in attendance. Thank you to the parents for the food. A wonderful time was had by all.
Congratulations to Kathryn Fox and DCW footballers who had a strong win over Baltinglass 4-12 to 2-3. They will now take on Carnew in the final of the post primary schools competition.
Congratulations to the St. Patricks National School All Girls football team who took part in their first football blitz in Greystones recently.
St Pats U14 Boys football (anyone born in 2003 or 2004). All U14s welcome every Sunday evening 6.00 to 7.15 for some fun games to get the season started in the clubhouse Dunbur. It will be in the hall so wear runners.
Hard luck to Austin O’Malley and all at Louisburgh GAA who were on the wrong side of 4-14 to 0-13 scoreline in the AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final in Cusack Park, Ennis on Sunday. Darran O’Sullivan and Kerry Champions Glenbeigh-Glencar booked their place in the Croke Park final on 18 February.
The club currently has a limited number of custom half zip training tops in pink and blue with the LGFA logo available to buy, We have SIX only in each of the following 2 sizes ONLY:
Age 13 - price €50, Adult size Small - price €55. First come first served by texting 087 6214903.
Anyone looking for regular club jerseys, hoody’s and half zip training tops they are available in The Sports Room shop beside the Post Office.
St. Pat’s and the Camogie Association are running the very successful “Come Hurl with Me” programme for parent and daughters commencing on Thursday 9th February for 6 weeks in the hall, Dunbur. This is for girls born in 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010. Helmets and hurls will be available on the night for those who are trying camogie for the first time! An information and registration night will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday 2nd February from 7-8pm. For further details and if you would like to get involved please contact; Margaret Leonard on 087 7827881 Or Jason Carey on 086 8974898.
From January 1st 2017, mouth guards will be mandatory for all adult ladies footballers. OPRO have come on-board with the WGPA to supply mouth guards to all its members who play Ladies Football.
GRMA (go raibh maith agat) is the new GAA Membership Card programme providing benefits and rewards to GAA members. It is a ‘thank you’ or ‘go raibh maith agat’ for your involvement in your GAA club, engagement in GAA activities and attendance at games. Registration for the programme is now open with benefits available from January 2017.
You will need a GAA membership number to join GRMA and receive a Membership Card. Please request your membership number at your club when you renew your subscription for 2017. New club members will receive their GAA membership number when their registration is completed.
Membership Cards will only be distributed to members who have signed up to GRMA online www.grma.gaa.ie. The programme is only available to adult members (over 18’s).
If you have any further queries contact the GRMA team. http://gaa.ie/grma
Dates for your Diary: St Pats U14 Boys football (anyone born in 2003 or 2004) every Sunday evening 6.00 to 7.15 in the Hall. All U14s welcome.
Camogie Association “Come Hurl with Me” information and registration night will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday 2nd February from 7-8pm.
Starting on Tuesday 7th February U7 indoor hurling from 6-45pm to 7-45pm in the hall. All U7’s welcome.
Gaelic4Teens’ Programme Day 1 on 25th February
The County Final of the Scór Sinsear (Senior/O.17) Performance and Quiz competition will take place in St Patrick’s GAA clubhouse on Friday, 3rd March. The Performance (Ceili Dancing, Set Dancing, Instrumental Groups, Ballad Groups, Recitation, Sketch/Dramatic Group Act and Solo Singing) Final will commence at 8pm with the Quiz Final beginning at 9pm.
Best of luck to Pat’s supporter and player Megan Kelly and her boyfriend Aaron Kennedy who head off on their travels to Australia safe travels
Congratulations to Donic Newsome and Tommy Doyle on their engagement from everyone in St Pat’s.
Any Individuals interested in being involved with our club teams for 2017 should contact the Club Secretary at: Secretary. firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patricks GAA Club have launched the 2017 version of our Last Man Standing fundraising competition for our club. Closing date for receipt of entry (including €10 entry fee) is Friday February 3rd. Anyone who wishes to enter, please text Alan O’Brien +353 (87) 621 4903 or email: stpatslms@ gmail.com.
St Patricks GAA Club have distributed the GAA National Club Draw tickets for 2017. Tickets are €10 each and there are some fantastic prizes on offer. Tickets (sold and unsold) to be returned to your County Liaison Officer by Monday, February 13th 2017. Please return your tickets to your relevant team manager as soon as possible. The draw will take place on 8th March 2017 in Croke Park. It is a great way to support your local club.
We had no jackpot winners in our Club Lotto this week! Numbers drawn were 2, 6, 18 and 28. The bonus number was 26. We had no Match three winners. Thanks to the weekly Club Lotto Sellers who give up their time to help raise funds for the Club. It’s greatly appreciated. The next draw is on Monday 23rd January in the Clubhouse. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the winner of our Match 4 prize €1,700 or Match 5 €10,000 jackpot!
Please send any information for club notes to Pro.email@example.com before 9pm on Sunday evenings. You can contact St Pats at Facebook St Patrick’s GAA Club Wicklow Town or Twitter @ StPatsGAAWick
GAA Lotto – There was no winner of the latest jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 19, 23, 24. Congratulations to two match three winners – Bridget Harney and Club Lemon receive €125 each. Promoters prize went to Tony Allen. Next draw will be for a jackpot of 5,600. Tickets are €2. Match 3 numbers to Win or Share €250. As always we thank you for your continued support and to all those who help sell tickets & organise the draw.
Coaching courses for 2017 are now available online. Please check out the Wicklow GAA website for more details or contact the club directly.
A clothes collection is now taking place – If you have used or unwanted clothes we are accepting donations every Monday evening from 8pm – 8.30pm.
Don’t forget to stay in touch with Dunlavin GAA Facebook page and St Nicholas Juvenile Facebook page. For the most up to date news on lotto results, fixtures and scores please check us out– Like and follow.
The combination drawn in the club lotto draw on Monday 23rd January was 2-6-1124. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner, the following lucky dip winners shared 100 euro, Daniel Behan Quarry St, Myra Nolan Raheengraney and Deborah / Terry Brogan, Coolgreaney Gorey, Francis Simpson again won the promoter’s prize, The next draw with the jackpot an attractive 2,400 euro will take place in Kenny”s Central house on Monday 6th February.
The club lotto / membership scheme is proving to be an outstanding success with record numbers participating, it is still open to interested parties, a 20 euro contribution entitles each member to a free entry into each forthnightly lotto draw for the remainder of 2017, entry forms are available in local business outlets and from Players and committee members.
Congraulations to Brendan (Boom Boom) Behan, Quarry St., who celebrates his 21st with a Hooley for family and friends on Saturday next, 4th February. Also best wishes to Trish Murphy, Balynultagh who celebrated a significant birthday recently.
Best of luck to all students from the locality and surrounding areas commencing their mock exams this week.
Tickets are now in circulation for the 2017 GAA National club draw, fantastic prizes on offer here including the top prize of an Opel Corsa , 100% of all monies raised from ticket sales goes to your local club. The draw will take place on Wednesday 8th March 2017, tickets costing 10 euro are available from players and committee members and should be returned for inclusion in the draw to Noel Murphy or any committee member on or before February 6th.
Juvenile News: Congrats to juvenile member Ross Whelan who celebrated his 9th birthday recently.
The ever popular Juvenile nursery catering for boys and girls continues each Friday evening in the Courthouse from 7pm to 8, for further details contact juvenile club Chairman Paul Behan at 087 7405359 or any Committee member.
Reminder that our AGM is on this Saturday the 4th in Ballinaclash community hall at 5.30. All welcome to attend as we make our plans for the year.
Lotto results from the 23rd January: 6-1112-14. We had no winners. Our under 15s took part in their first game in Leinster Cross Border League versus St.Laurence O’Tooles. A good performance from our lads, however our opposition came out on top.
We would like to remind all that we now have a fully central heated clubhouse with a large function room available to rent. Please contact any member of committee for details.
We send Peter Keane Milestone birthday wishes.
The club would like to send well wishes to Hannah Butler on a speedy recovery.
We also send our condolences to Neil Golding,Drew Jameson and extended family on the recent passing of Rita in the UK. RIP Rita
Training for Intermediate and Junior Hurlers starts on Friday night at 8.p.m. on all weather pitch. All players to attend. National Draw Tickets and Hurling League competition forms to be returned on Friday night to Chairman or Secretary. Training for all Juvenile Teams on Saturday next, February 4 at 11.00 a.m.
National Development Draw Tickets: For the past few years we have sold tickets for the Garden County Development Draw and were lucky enough to have some local winners and raise much needed funds for the Club.
Unfortunately, this competition is no longer running and the GAA National Club Draw has now taken it’s place. All the proceeds from our tickets sold will remain in our club!
Tickets are only €10 each and available from any committee member or player. All tickets sold and unsold MUST be returned by Friday, 10th February at the latest to Sam O’Keeffe, Miley O’Keeffe or Stacey O’Brien. The draw will take place on Wednesday, March 8th and hopefully a few Coolboy residents will be among the winners.
Wicklow’s Andy O’Brien makes space to fire over a point as Cormac Keating of Trinity closes in during their Kehoe Cup match in Greystones.