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RE­NAULT SE­NIOR CHAM­PI­ONSHIP - By virtue of their 1-16 to 2-10 win over Avon­dale in the league part of the Re­nault Se­nior Cham­pi­onship the Éire Óg team is in an unas­sail­able po­si­tion at the top of the Group 3 ta­ble and are cer­tain to be con­test­ing the knock-out stages.

Two wins out of two, the first against An­nacurra, gives Grey­stones four points and no mat­ter the out­come of the matches to be played in the group none of the re­main­ing teams is in a po­si­tion to amass this to­tal.

At the time of Éire Óg’s home league game against the same op­po­si­tion, Avon­dale lay lan­guish­ing point­less at the bot­tom of the ta­ble but, to the ut­ter cha­grin of the lo­cals, the visi­tors took the hon­ours with a late flurry of scores.

Ach is olc an ghaoth…….(‘tis a bad wind….) this de­feat awak­ened the Clocha Liatha camp to the po­ten­tial ba­nana skin na­ture of the cham­pi­onship fix­ture and high­lighted the dan­ger men in the Par­nel­lites’ ranks.

As a re­sult our lads were bet­ter pre­pared than they might oth­er­wise have been go­ing into last week’s game.

Yet one won­ders to what de­gree the lessons of the de­feat were learned. Our for­wards at times showed the same rab­bit-in –the head­lamps fix­a­tion in front of the goals, overused and rushed pass­ing, and an un­der­util­i­sa­tion of in­side for­wards (a wide­spread malaise in mod­ern era foot­ball).

En­ter­ing the last quar­ter, Jamie McDon­ald ar­rived on the scene when the game was on a knife-edge and, hav­ing cast aside the lack of con­fi­dence which seems of­ten to in­hibit his game, lifted Éire Óg to safety with a four-point tally.

Scor­ers: Dar­ren Hay­den and Enda King (0-3 each), Daniel Keane and Daniel Woods shared 4 points, Goalie Dar­ren Quigley and half-back chipped in with (0-1) each while Billy Nor­man scored a vi­tal goal in the first half.

Our lads’ next out­ing is against New­town in a must-win game for New­town on Fri­day 11th.

FAOI 11: Our un­der-11 foot­ballers were at home to Bless­ing­ton on Wed­nes­day evening last but as it turned out mat­ters did not pro­ceed in a to­tally sat­is­fac­tory man­ner.

The nor­mal for­mat for events at this age group is two si­mul­ta­ne­ous 11-a-side games with scores be­ing com­bined to de­ter­mine the win­ning out­fit.

Un­for­tu­nately the visi­tors ar­rived with less than the re­quired com­ple­ment so the games had to be played at nine-a-side. Bless­ing­ton won 2-17 to 2-13.

Éire Óg had 24 play­ers so there had to be much jug­gling to en­sure that each of them re­ceived rea­son­able game time. The evening also had its GUBU mo­ment with an Éire Óg player re­ceiv­ing a straight red.

An ac­tion which at this age level has surely to be de­scribed as dras­tic.

One would think that speak­ing to the player or the man­ager should suf­fice. It was a huge pun­ish­ment for his team as the loss of a player in a nine-a-side game has con­se­quences way be­yond that at a 15-a-side or even an 11-a-side game.

PEIL NA MBAN - The con­di­tions in Barndarrig last week for the Éire Óg Ladies Cham­pi­onship game against the lo­cals were any­thing but sea­sonal: a heavy driz­zle driven by quite a strong breeze swept the area.

The pitch has a slope which is closely aligned with the di­rec­tion of the pre­vail­ing winds and when these fac­tors com­bine, as they of­ten do and as they hap­pened to have on this oc­ca­sion, they tend to turn matches into games of very con­trast­ing halves.

The half-time, 1-10 (Éire Óg) to 0-1, and full-time scores, 2-13 (Éire Óg) to 2-6, clearly show that this was such a game. There are no plau­dits for de­duc­ing which team had the wind and topo­graph­i­cal ad­van­tage in the first half!

This is the first time for this team to ex­pe­ri­ence the ela­tion of vic­tory in com­pe­ti­tion. As a re­sult of this win the Éire Óg name will be in the draw for the semi-fi­nal of the ‘B’ county cham­pi­onship.

Scor­ers: Tracy O’Hal­lo­ran (1-4), Kel­lie Ry­der (1-3), Aoife McTeague (0-3), Kerri-Anne Hamil­ton, Eva Roche, El­lie O’Neill (0-1 each).

Erika Bel­lamy (goals), Eva Moore (cor­ner-back) and Wen­dela Zegers (cor­ner-for­ward) were seen to ad­van­tage.


Lotto re­sults from July 31. Num­bers drawn were 2, 8, 14, and 21. The bonus num­ber was 21. There was no jack­pot win­ner.

We had three match three win­ners: Bill Nolan, Paul Tyrrell, and Jim Coogan.

Next week’s lotto: €3,600. Draw to be held in Black Toms.

Ju­nior Foot­ball - The lads were out in Round 3 of the cham­pi­onship last Thurs­day evening at home to Donard. It wasn’t the best game of the year but we man­aged a vic­tory which puts us in a great po­si­tion to qual­ify for the next round. Score line on the night was 0-11 to 1-4.

Team on the night was Alan Lil­lis, Timmy, kevin, Danny, wil­lie Quaile, Brian Hickey, Bill, Niall O’Gor­man, An­thony Phe­lan, Conor Kenny, David, Eric, Wazza, Bub­bles, Ste­wart.

Se­nior Foot­ball - The lads are out in Round 3 of the se­nior cham­pi­onship this Satur­day evening at 6.45pm in Joule Park Aughrim where they take on Bless­ing­ton.

A win here is a must if they want to achieve qual­i­fi­ca­tion so come along and show your sup­port for the boys.

Well done to all who or­gan­ised a fundraiser last Satur­day evening in Black Toms.

It was our King of FIFA com­pe­ti­tion and I can tell you now, Sir Conor Do­ran was de­throned. Your new cham­pion for 2017 is non other than Sir Niall Gor­man.

Thanks to all who took part and also thanks to ev­ery­one that helped out in the show field on Sun­day last with the car park­ing.


League fix­ture - Our next league match is at home to New­cas­tle this Sun­day morn­ing at 11.30am in the field. All sup­port wel­come!


Lotto re­sults from Mon­day, July 31 for a jack­pot of €2,900.

Num­bers drawn: 2, 18, 22, and 23. Match threes: Mar­garet Grant c/o S Lally; Richard O’Sul­li­van c/o O Whiter; Joanne Coady c/o Tri­ona.

Next Draw: Tues­day, Au­gust 8. Ch­ester Beatty’s for a jack­pot worth €3,200.

In­ter­me­di­ate cham­pi­onship against Donard/The Glen takes place this Satur­day, Au­gust 12, in Round­wood.

The Ash­ford Cúl Camp last week was an out­stand­ing suc­cess. Over 100 boys and girls par­tic­i­pated. Well done to Carla Ka­vanagh and Joshua Bishop, girl and boy of the camp re­spec­tively.

On Satur­day, Au­gust 19, in con­junc­tion with Cen­tra, Ash­ford GAA are host­ing a Fun Day and Grand Open­ing of our new club­house- Face paint­ing, Fun­fair rides, Go- Games, Bar-B-Que etc. The Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy cups will be on dis­play. East Coast ra­dio will be in at­ten­dance. Ac­tion starts at 1.00pm. and ev­ery­one is in­vited along.


On Fri­day evening our Se­nior foot­ballers headed to Joule Park, Aughrim for the fi­nal group game against Coolkenno. The lads even­tu­ally found their range and went in at half-time ahead in a score­line of 0-08 St Pa­trick’s Coolkenno 1-01. The half time team talk had the ef­fect of a much im­proved se­cond half per­for­mance and the lads had a com­fort­able win with the full time score of St Pa­trick’s 2-16 Coolkenno 1-04.

Team: Colm Byrne, Wayne Doyle, James Ka­vanagh, Ciaran Doyle, Shane Mur­ley, Padraig Hig­gins, John Crowe, Dean Healy, Shane Doyle, Bryan Doyle, Padge Mc Wal­ter, Conor Ffrench, Donal Fitzger­ald, Jor­dan Pet­ti­crew, Tommy Kelly.

Scor­ers: Bryan Doyle 1-04 (1f), Tommy Kelly 0-04, Padge Mc Wal­ter 0-03, John Crowe 0-03, Dean Healy 1-00, Jor­dan Pet­ti­crew 0-02

Sub­sti­tutes: Em­mett Cullen, Conor O’Brien, Paul O’Brien.

Well done to the un­der-8 and un­der-10 ladies who at­tended at blitz over the week­end in Balt­in­glass.

On Wed­nes­day our un­der-15 lads wel­comed St Nicholas to Dun­bur in the league. A good brand of at­tack­ing foot­ball was played by both teams. St. Pats from the start had a mas­sive team per­for­mance with ex­cel­lent work rate and move­ment off the ball to record an ex­cel­lent vic­tory with the fi­nal score of St. Pat’s 7-09, St Nicks 4-07.

Scor­ers for Pat’s Jack Meaney 3-00, Jack Fox 1-03, Dy­lan Ka­vanagh 0-03, Fionn Luddy 1-00, Josh Wat­son 0-01, Matthew Ryan 1-01 and Cal­lum Kelly 1-01.

Hard luck to our Ju­nior hurlers who trav­elled to Bal­li­nakill to take on Avon­dale in the Ju­nior hurl­ing league game on Wed­nes­day and were on the wrong side of the full score of : Avon­dale 3-14 St Pat’s 3-07.

A mas­sive well done to St. Pats un­der-11 blue foot­ball team for a su­perb per­for­mance and re­sult against a very strong An Tochar team on Wed­nes­day Evening in Round­wood.

Our un­der-7 boys have earned the week­end off with hurl­ing train­ing on Tues­day and foot­ball on Thurs­day. In the win­ners en­clo­sure for the cov­eted player of the week awards were Michael De­laney, Jack Dempsey, Rian Ka­vanagh and James Car­roll - well done to all!

On Satur­day our sup­port­ers gath­ered out­side the gates of Joule Park, Aughrim as there were ru­mours that Avon­dale were un­able to field a team in the Se­nior hurl­ing cham­pi­onship.

Un­for­tu­nately for hurl­ing in Wick­low we re­ceived a walkover in the Dacia Cars Se­nior Hurl­ing Cham­pi­onship clash be­tween St Pa­trick’s and Avon­dale.

Ref­eree Matty Dowling threw in the ball as re­quired and Andy O’Brien scored the goal to make the walkover of­fi­cial. We await the de­ci­sion of the CCC for con­fir­ma­tion.

On Sun­day in Ash­ford at the early hour of 10.30am our In­ter­me­di­ate hurlers had a de­served vic­tory over Bray Emmets with the full time score of 1-16 to 1-14.

Thanks to so­cial me­dia and some good de­tec­tive work one of our miss­ing jer­seys has re­turned home. Please note All jer­seys marked with club logo and spon­sor are prop­erty of St Pa­trick’s GAA. Please re­turn any jersey that has a num­ber on it.

The club is de­lighted to an­nounce that we have pur­chased a green field site of 30 acres on the Green­hill road.

This de­vel­op­ment will se­cure the long term fu­ture of St. Pa­trick’s G.A.A. Club and its fu­ture mem­bers for gen­er­a­tions to come.

The club looks for­ward to shar­ing our plans with all our mem­bers and our sup­port­ers on the re­vised date of Fri­day, Septem­ber 15, at 8.30pm in the club­house.

We are al­ways wel­com­ing new play­ers to St Pa­trick’s GAA club. We be­gin at three years of age come along Satur­day morn­ings at 11am and try it out.

Any In­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in been in­volved with our club teams for 2017 should con­tact the Club Sec­re­tary at: Sec­re­tary. stpatricks.wick­

Wick­low GAA cur­rently have five po­si­tions avail­able as a school coach in the fol­low­ing ar­eas Ark­low, Wick­low Town, Round­wood/Moneystown, Kil­macanogue and West Wick­low on a Wick­low GAA CE Scheme.

Please con­tact their lo­cal DSP Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices/INTREO Of­fice to check your el­i­gi­bil­ity and to ap­ply for this va­cancy.

Va­cancy Ref­er­ence Num­ber will be re­quired. Ap­pli­cants must also be in re­ceipt of an Irish so­cial wel­fare pay­ment for one year or more. Aged be­tween 21-55 years. Ap­pli­cants should sup­ply suit­able char­ac­ter ref­er­ences and be pre­pared to com­plete a Garda vet­ting ap­pli­ca­tion form.

Wick­low Golf Club are host­ing an in­ter club tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day.

This event is to raise much needed funds for Breast Can­cer Re­search Ire­land and is in con­junc­tion with the Play in Pink golf com­pe­ti­tion that Wick­low Golf Club Ladies will be or­gan­is­ing on Satur­day, Au­gust 12.

A night of fun and craic at Wick­low Golf Club in­ter-club tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion. Mu­sic on the night will be pro­vided by Break­away.

Any bud­ding singers, co­me­di­ans, dancers or any form of en­ter­tainer wel­come! The win­ner will re­ceive €100.

Con­tact An­thony Franey at afraney@ wick­low­ of 087 6799857 to take part in the show.

Have you got any used foot­ball boots/ hurl­ing hel­mets you are not us­ing? The club would love them. They can be dropped into the gear shop every Satur­day morn­ing to help with the club gear ex­change pro­gram.

Don’t for­get tuck shop and club gear shop open every Satur­day morn­ing 11-12:30.

“New Pink Club Sup­port­ers Jer­seys” are now avail­able.

Jersey sizes are: 0-6 months, 1-2 years, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 10-11, 13, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2XL etc.

Prices are €28 for sizes 0-6 thru’ 3-4, €30 for sizes 5-6 thru’ 10/11, €40 for size 13, €45 for all adult sizes.

A big thank you to vol­un­teers Siob­han Hollingsworth, Emma Hughes Czwalina in the Tuck Shop and Marie O’Brien, Olivia Con­nolly Carey and Mick Mur­phy who have vol­un­teered to as­sist with the club gear shop at the club nurs­ery every Satur­day in Dun­bur.

St. Pa­trick’s Sum­mer Camp Tue/Wed/ Thurs 15-17th Au­gust from 10am to 2pm each day in Dun­bur. Con­tact Paul O’Brien for de­tails: Email: Cather­ine_­paul@eir­ Mo­bile: 087 2681987.

Camogie - Train­ing con­tin­ues for un­der-8 and un­der-10 girls on Thurs­days at 6-45pm in St. Pa­tricks Na­tional School pitch. New play­ers al­ways wel­come con­tact Mar­garet 087 7827881.

We had no win­ners for our match five or match four jack­pots. We had four match three win­ners: Amy O’Do­herty, Brian Mad­den, Mar­garet McNabb, C.J.L c/o C. Clarke. Don’t for­get to buy your ticket this week. If you are not in you can­not win!

Num­bers drawn were 2, 8, 27, and 30. The bonus num­ber was 28.

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, Au­gust 7, in the Club­house. Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the win­ner of our match four prize €2,200 or match five €10,000 jack­pot!

As part of club de­vel­op­ment and po­ten­tial ad­di­tional play­ing fa­cil­i­ties, we are re­quest­ing that each age group team sup­port the lotto sell­ing rota by pro­vid­ing a team of four on their des­ig­nated Satur­day. Are any of you avail­able to sell in the pubs on Satur­day nights from 9pm? Con­tact your team man­ager for de­tails.

Please send any in­for­ma­tion for club notes to Pro.stpatricks.wick­ be­fore 9pm on Sun­day evenings. You can con­tact St Pats at Face­book St Pa­trick’s GAA Club Wick­low Town or Twit­ter @ StPat­sGAAWick.


Well done to Knock­ananna with a great three-point vic­tory over Barndarrig in the cham­pi­onship in ex­tremely test­ing con­di­tions.

It was a real show­ing of guts de­ter­mi­na­tion and a fair bit of skill thrown in along the way.

Kevin Tyrrell’s sub­lime chip to the back of the net, ala Gooch Cooper and a smash­ing point with the out­side of the right boot from ‘Shammy’ were the keys scores . It was a huge im­prove­ment from last week.

Well done to Ed­die Bracken and Dereck Ka­vanagh who both turned in a five-star per­for­mances. We now face Laragh in a win­ner take all sce­nario in two weeks.

Our next league game is Sun­day morn­ing in Knock­ananna against Kil­bride at 11.30am.

Our lotto will be go­ing on­line soon. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion to fol­low.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on Ash­ford GAA ac­tiv­i­ties can be found via Face­book and from our web page, www.ash­fordgaa. com.

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