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TI­NA­HELY

Just a re­flec­tion on to­day. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ti­na­hely on their won­der­ful rep­re­sen­ta­tion of our county.

As hosts they were sec­ond to none as all were looked after with great south­ern hos­pi­tal­ity.

On the field of play and de­spite los­ing they showed huge sports­man­ship as did their sup­port­ers in not only giv­ing their own girls a stand­ing ova­tion as they left the pitch but also did like­wise for the Dun­boyne girls as did the Dun­boyne sup­port­ers.

Thanks to the Ti­na­hely and Dun­boyne play­ers and men­tors on a won­der­ful dis­play of foot­ball and the only thing that didn’t go right for Ti­na­hely was the re­sult. But we salute a won­der­ful Dun­boyne side on a fine vic­tory and wish them well in their up­com­ing semi-fi­nal.

Thanks to all the play­ers and man­age­ment team for a fan­tas­tic year. In 2018 we go again

Un­der-17s - Luke O’Toole’s march on to the county un­der-17 foot­ball A fi­nal thanks to a 1-14 to 3-05 vic­tory over a bat­tling Bless­ing­ton.

They will be joined in the fi­nal by Balt­in­glass. Luke O’Toole’s beat Balt­in­glass last month to claim the league ti­tle after 36 years so ev­ery­one turn out in force next Sun­day for these bril­liant foot­ballers as they go to bat­tle at 1pm in Joule Park Aughrim. Let’s bring this Mi­nor cham­pi­onship home to Ti­na­hely next Sun­day evening .

Ju­nior C - The Ju­nior C county fi­nal is on this Saturday af­ter­noon at 2pm in Ark­low against Ash­ford GAA.

The team has been in fly­ing form all year so hope­fully they can win the cham­pi­onship next Saturday.

Try get down and show your sup­port for what could pos­si­bly be a fan­tas­tic week­end for the club come Sun­day evening. Best of luck to the team and man­age­ment.

Un­der-15s - Our un­der-15s play in the Shield ‘ A’ fi­nal on Mon­day the 16th in Bal­li­nakill at 7.15pm against Bray Em­mets.

Best of luck to all the play­ers and man­age­ment.

Se­nior Foot­ball - The Se­nior team were given a walkover last Saturday against Carnew Em­mets in the league. The lads play their fi­nal game next Sun­day at home to An­nacurra at 11am. We still have two more games to come in the Keat­ing Cup.

Ti­na­hely GAA Lotto - Num­bers: 2,4, 6, and 24. Bonus num­ber was 5.

No jack­pot win­ner. There was one match three win­ner and that was James Byrne, Glen­philpeen.

Next week’s lotto will be for a jack­pot of €4,500and will take place in Maggie’s Bar on Oc­to­ber 9.

AN­NACURRA

There was no jack­pot win­ner in the lotto. Num­bers drawn weew: 10, 18, 19, and 27. Two match threes: Pa­trick and Oon­agh Phe­lan, Aughrim, Ken Lawrence, Tom­naskela. Next week’s jack­pot: 8,350.

Well done to our un­der-13s who had a good win away to New­town in the Cham­pi­onship on a score of 4-11 to 2-07.

Our Se­nior men had a very good win over Bray in the Keat­ing cup in Ark­low on a score of 1-14 to 0-08.

And, fi­nally, hard luck to the Derry Gaels un­der-15 team who lost out to a stronger An Tochar team and their cham­pi­onship has come and end but over all had a very im­pres­sive year it was the only game they lost all year well done to all in­volved and man­ag­ment.

AGB

Hard luck to our AGB un­der-12 blue team who played Carnew on Sun­day in the cham­pi­onship fi­nal.

The AGB girls fought hard and strong to­day but un­for­tu­nately it wasn’t to be.

This is a promis­ing team, with a lot more to come in the fu­ture. What an achieve­ment it was to make the fi­nal, heads up girls you did AGB very proud.

There is a busy week ahead for the ju­ve­nile sec­tion as the un­der-13s teams are both in ac­tion.

The un­der-15s are in the cham­pi­onship fi­nal in Bal­li­nakill at 4pm. The un­der-17s are in the Shield semi-fi­nal on Saturday in Bal­li­nakill with throw in at 5pm.

AGB’s Se­nior men’s last match of the league will take place on Saturday af­ter­noon in Pearse’s Park at 3.30pm where AGB will take on Rath­new in the league fi­nal. Best wishes to AGB’s Se­nior men and man­age­ment.

Our Mi­nor ladies will face Ti­na­hely this week in the cham­pi­onship semi-fi­nal.

Date and time will be con­firmed. Best wishes to AGB’s Mi­nor ladies and man­age­ment.

AGB would like to say a spe­cial ‘thank you’ to Pet­titts Su­per Valu Ark­low, for their very gen­er­ous do­na­tion of foot­balls to our un­der-8 teams.

A pre­sen­ta­tion was made on Saturday morn­ing in Pearse Park,where man­age­ment from Su­per Valu vis­ited the Academy and Boys teams. Thank you also to all the par­ents, sup­port­ers and friends of AGB who kindly joined in the “Be­hind the Ball” cam­pa­gin and se­lected AGB as win­ners in Su­per Valu Ark­low,

AGB par­tic­i­pated in the Ark­low En­ter­prise Show on Saturday in Gle­nart Col­lege, and would like to con­grat­u­late all in the Ark­low En­ter­prise com­mit­tee and Bank of Ire­land Ark­low on a very suc­cess­ful day.

AGB’s club­house is no longer serv­ing Sun­day din­ner. Many thanks to all who sup­ported our club­house this sea­son, we look for­ward to wel­com­ing you back for din­ner in the 2018 sea­son.

The func­tion room in the club­house is avail­able for hire for pri­vate func­tions, par­ties, chris­ten­ings, com­mu­nions, con­fir­ma­tions etc. Please con­tact 0858607592 to avail of our of­fers.

The next meet­ing of the AGB Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee will take place on the 08/11/2017 in the AGB of­fices in Pearse’s Park at 8pm.

LARAGH

Once again we headed back to Aughrim yes­ter­day to play our first ever game in Le­in­ster against Kil­cavin from Laois.

We hadn’t much time to re­cover from our cel­e­bra­tions last week­end but we did man­age to get two train­ing ses­sions in dur­ing the week be­fore we tack­led Le­in­ster.

Throw in was at 2pm, the crowd were start­ing to build nicely with our colours in view all over the stand.

The game started on time and from the start we knew we were in for a bat­tle with tight mark­ing all over the pitch.

They hit us for the first score after two min­utes we hit back in the fourth minute with a Keith Lawlor point.

For the next 15 min­utes it was point for point with two more points from Keith Lawlor. They took the lead in the 19th minute to leave the scores 4-3.

Then in the 23rd minute they hit us for a goal with them mov­ing the ball from their back­line and fin­ish­ing to the back off the net.

They got an­other point in the 25th minute to put them five up clos­ing in on half time. We got a free in the 27th minute and John Nolan put it over the black spot. At half-time we went in los­ing 1-05 to 0-04 some­thing sim­i­lar to last week.

After a good chat we knew we hadn’t done enough in the first half and wanted

to prove a point in the sec­ond half.

We came out know­ing we were going to have to bat­tle hard as a lot of things weren’t going our way.

After 33 min­utes they got the first score of the half. Damien Han­lon replied straight away, then a John Nolan free brought it back to three with 22 min­utes left,but these boys weren’t ly­ing down and put five back in it with two nice points with 10 min­utes left.

Then we de­cided to play a bit of ball and con­trolled the game for the last 10 min­utes start­ing of with a John Nolan point.

Then the score of the game came after a quick free from Damien, he picked out Myles Con­way who passed to the on run­ning Keith Lawlor who played in Mark Mi­ley who was run­ning down in goal and there was only going to be one out­come he fin­ished it like a bul­let to the back off the net.

With five min­utes left we equalised with a nice point from Keith Lawlor. Then in the 59th minute we took the lead for the first time after a quick free from John Nolan he passed to Myles who played it back to John and he fisted it over the bar to leave the score line 1-09 to 1-08.

Deep into in­jury time we had a chance or two to fin­ish the game off but we just couldn’t man­age to put the ball away. With over four min­utes played the ref­eree blew the whis­tle and that was it an­other great vic­tory for the boys.

We keep say­ing it but once again our sup­port­ers were unreal. We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated our fol­low­ers it’s not easy to make your way ev­ery few weeks to Aughrim but ye do and hav­ing to fork out €10 a head each time. Thanks again but we will need you all again in two weeks time.

The Kil­cavin crowd were even talk­ing about our sup­port­ers they couldn’t be­lieve the num­bers we had the noise the colours they said ev­ery­thing was bril­liant and they wished us all the best in our quar­ter-fi­nal fi­nal in two weeks time.

We also want to thank the usual, Ja­cobs Well, Lyn­hams Ho­tel, and Glendalough Ho­tel for all their sup­port over the last few months it’s all much ap­pre­ci­ated and we’ll see you all again in two weeks time.

For any­one that couldn’t make the game there was live cov­er­age on Wick­low Peo­ple Sport this was also a first for our team.

We’ve been get­ting great cov­er­age through­out the sea­son from Bren­dan and his team and we hope to see them at least once more. A spe­cial thanks to the County Board for the use of their county grounds. And a fi­nal thanks to the of­fi­cials

who trav­eled many a mile to Aughrim.

The club are hold­ing a Moon­light Walk 7.5Km on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20. This event will start from The Glendalough Ho­tel at 8pm and fin­ish at ap­prox­i­mately 10.30am with re­fresh­ments after­wards.

€10 per per­son,€25 per fam­ily (2 adults and chil­dren U18). Please try and sup­port this event.

ASH­FORD

Ash­ford and Gle­nealy GAA lotto re­sults from Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3 for a jack­pot of €5,600. Num­bers drawn were 3, 16, 19, 28. No jack­pot win­ner.

Match threes: Han­nah Car­ton c/o N Vick­ers; Kath­leen & Dave Quinn c/o S McDer­mott; Fiona ‘ O Rourke c/o F Crean; Michael Man­ning c/o M Man­ning. (€75 each).

All roads from Ash­ford lead to Ark­low this Saturday as our Ju­nior ‘C’ team take on Ti­na­hely in the county fi­nal. Best of luck to all con­cerned and hope­fully bring home an­other cham­pi­onship tro­phy to com­ple­ment the Ju­nior ‘A’ win from last year.

Our Intermediate team re­ceived a w/o from Donard in their last league game and so fin­ished third.

Well done to the Pearse Gael’s Mi­nor team on reach­ing the ‘B’ fi­nal. Op­po­nents will be Rath­new.

Our un­der-12 girls team just came up short in their shield fi­nal against AGB. Great achieve­ment for this group of play­ers in their first year. Well done to all con­cerned.

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

RATH­NEW

What a week for foot­ball in the club with Aughrims dou­ble header see­ing wins for both teams in­volved. Our Ju­nior B team took on favourites En­niskerry in the Phillip Doyle county fi­nal.

The lads fought hard and bat­tled to see the game out on a score­line of 1-8 to 1-7 and bring the cup home to the village, where they re­ceived a he­roes welcome from our sup­port­ers.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Br­effni, Grassy, Alan and the panel!

Our Se­nior team then took on old ri­vals and cur­rent county champions Balt­in­glass in front of a large crowd to bat­tle for a place in the county fi­nal.

Both teams started ner­vously with both sets of for­wards kick­ing an ar­ray of bad wides.The game ended at half time on a poor score­line of 0-4 each.

The sec­ond half we played a lot bet­ter, we gained con­trol in the mid­field area and our for­wards seemed to link.

The turn­ing point of the game was the pass from Enan Glynn to Stephen “Bruiser” Byrne, which led to a goal.

In the end we ran out com­fort­able win­ners on a score­line of 1-9 to 8 points.

Bless­ing­ton await us in the county fi­nal this Sun­day.

We want to make this the big­gest crowd Aughrim has seen in re­cent years.

There will be buses or­gan­ised and leav­ing from Doyles Pub so con­tact the of­fi­cial Rath­newGaa 1885 face­book page for times and avail­abil­ity. Call­ing to all of our loyal sup­port­ers, lets cover Aughrim in red and green. Mer­chan­dise and flags are be­ing sold in the club­house.

We wish Harry, Anto, PJ and the Se­nior panel the very best of luck in the fi­nal. Up the Village! We send con­do­lences to the Franey fam­ily on the pass­ing of Kath­leen. RIP

BALT­IN­GLASS

LOTTO - No win­ner of the €6,600 jack­pot, num­bers were 10, 14, 24, and 30. Our match three win­ners, win­ning €60 each, were De­clan Bar­rett, Alice and Caro­line, Bill Flem­ing, Rob Fitzger­ald and Fiona Hig­gins. Well done all.

This week’s jack­pot is now €6800 and the draw will take place in Tim­mins Pub on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 9.

Once again thank you all for your con­tin­ued sup­port of the club lotto. Re­mem­ber, you can also play our lotto on line through our web­site www.balt­in­glass­gaa­club.com or through our Face­book page. Per­haps you might pass this web­site on to those who are away but would like to sup­port the club and be in with a chance to win the ever in­creas­ing jack­pot.

Ex­tremely busy week on the pitch with most teams near fin­ish­ing up for the end of the year.

Our un­der-13 boys had a bril­liant win On Mon­day night in Eire Og on a score­line of 4-8 to 1-9. Class per­for­mance from the whole team. They played St Nicks on Mon­day night at 7pm in Balt­in­glass in the last game of their round robin of cham­pi­onship be­fore they will face a semi-fi­nal them­selves. The very best of luck to the boys and man­age­ment.

Our Mi­nor girls played in Bal­ly­money on Tues­day night against AGB. First Round of the cham­pi­onship to only be beaten by one point in the fin­ish. Re­ally un­lucky but played su­per and the girls tried so hard to get over the line and win the game.

The un­der-13 girls had their fi­nal train­ing ses­sion and medal pre­sen­ta­tion for fin­ish­ing top of their group and un­beaten in the Kil­dare league, some­thing to build on for 2018 U14 sea­son. Well done girls. Saturday seen the end of year James Byrne Cup be­ing con­tested be­tween our un­der-7s and un­der-9 boys.

A great morn­ing where the lads had an op­por­tu­nity to play for a tro­phy and a shield and al­ways brings great en­joy­ment. Fan­tas­tic way to fin­ish the sea­son.

A big thanks as al­ways to the Byrne Fam­ily for con­tin­ued sup­port of this tour­na­ment ev­ery year and to the coaches for all their time and ef­fort with the play­ers all year.

Saturday evening seen a fan­tas­tic dis­play of foot­ball from our un­der-17s against Clara Gaels in Bali­nakill. Fi­nal score­line was 3-15 to 2-8.

The boys are now into the un­der-17 county fi­nal next Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15 v Luke O’Tooles.

Make sure to get the Green and White out and get down to sup­port this fan­tas­tic team.

Sun­day morn­ing seen our un­der-8 and un­der-10 girls take to the pitch for their end of year blitz. Well done on a great year girls.

Thank you to All Ire­land win­ner Ol­wyn Carey from Dublin for pre­sent­ing the girls with their medals and to the coaches for all their hard work through­out the year.

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