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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.