To all the young people in the community and sorrounding areas currently sitting their Leaving and Junior Cert exams all the best from all connected with Shillelagh G.A.A club
The combination drawn in the club lotto draw on Monday, May 28, was 9, 10, 13, and 21.
The following matched three numbers and shared €105. John O’Keeffe c/o the Chairman; Mick Whelan, Millbank, and Linda Quinn, Tinahely. Keith Byrne won the promoters prize, the next draw with the jackpot at €2,700 was down for decision on Monday last, June 11. The results of which will be available to interested parties from Tuesday morning in all local business outlets, on the club Facebook page and in next week’s club notes. Your continued support is much appreciated.
Defeat in a local derby at the best of times is not very palatable, but defeat was the lot of the Junior A football team went they made the short commute to take on neighbours Coolboy in Division 3 of the league on Tuesday, June 5.
A task that was always going to be difficult became even more difficult with the ridiculous sending off of the younger of the Coollattin Foley boys, Daire, midway through the first half.
Despite being short staffed we were well in contention at the break but Coolboy now with not one but two of our own brethren on their coaching staff were the dominant force and ran out deserving winners on a 2-14 to 2-4 scoreline.
Good to see Coolboy back and going well after a tricky little spell and maybe who knows maybe we’ll meet again sometime.
FOOTNOTE: Most clubs will probably admit that an opposition football will on the odd occasion get lost or left behind, our astute/ observant Kit man John Cullen noticed that our ball bag was lighter than usual when departing Coolboy. We were missing one. Enter Damien (Sammy) Keeffe. Sammy made contact and the ball is on its way back to beautiful Shillelagh. Well done, Sam.
A huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of our annual Golf Classic on Sunday, June 3.
18 teams participated an increase on the previous year and that we were very pleased about.
To Coolattin G/C for the use of their fantastic course and premises, to the catering staff, our very generous sponsors and to all who sourced and played on the 18 teams, well done to all concerned.
In preparation for the Wicklow Community Games finals which takes place on the Fairgreen on this Saturday, June 16, (best of luck to our own and all athletes involved) our Chairman Mark Dempsey has organised a general clean up of the Fairgreen area for this Wednesday, June 13, starting at 7.30pm. Gloves, strimmers, hedge cutters, rakes required and most important people to drive them. All help appreciated. JUVENILE NEWS
Plenty of activity at juvenile level. The under-13 St Mary’s football team staged a lazarus type recovery when coming from 9 pts down to secure a draw with St. Kevins in their latest league outing. This group continue to show improvement and will be hoping to continue in this vein when they play An Tochar (scheduled for Monday last, June 11). Full report in next week’s notes.
The under-11 panel again excelled when winning the Dick Maher tournament hosted by the Tinahely club recently.
The under-9 and under-7 panel were also invited to participate plenty of skill and enthusiasm on display from both groups with the 9s winning the shield in their section. Thanks to Tinahely for the invitation to take part.
The under-11s take on Aughrim on the Fairgreen this Wednesday evening, June 13, throw-in is at 7.15pm. Do come along and see this talented group in action.
Intermediate football - Our Intermediate team took on Avondale at home last Wednesday evening in the league play-offs. On a very warm evening the lads got the job done comprehensively. Half-time: Tinahely were 0-6 to 0-4 up.
We hit the ground running in the second half and never looked back winning on a score line of 3-14 to 1-8.
Next up is a match away to AGB on Wednesday evening at 8pm. Please try and get down to support the lads.
Junior Football - Our Junior team had no match last week due to Annacurra not being available. We have a home game this Thursday night to Éire Óg.
Training for all Minor, Junior and Intermediate players is on Friday and Monday for the week ahead.
With Wicklow bowing out of the All-Ireland qualifiers last Saturday, it will be full steam ahead with club championships now.
Tinahely GAA Golf Classic takes place on Friday, June 29, at Coollattin Golf Club.
Team of four costs €200, a juvenile team €120. Tee-off before noon. Includes dinner. Great prizes. For GUI and non GUI. To reserve a tee time contact Paul on 087 9621734.
Tinahely GAA lotto results from June 5. Numbers drawn were: 12, 14, 16, and 27. The bonus number was six. No jackpot winner. No match three winners. There were four lucky dips: Harry Ellis, Patrick Murphy, Kevin Darcy, and Stuart Gilbert.
Next week’s lotto jackpot is €8,000.
After a small break, we were delighted to get our league campaign back on track with a local derby versus Shillelagh in the Community Field on Tuesday, June 5.
As we aimed to make it two wins back to back, a large home crowd turned out to support the lads.
We found ourselves a goal down after the opening minutes, but it was clearly the wakeup call needed as we raced into an early lead at the break with 1-10 to 2-0.
We dominated play for much of the second half with almost half the team shooting and converting fine scores to help secure the win on a score-line of 2-17 to 2-4.
After travelling to Kilbride/Lacken yesterday evening, June 12, we are at home for the final time in this year’s Division 3 League to Enniskerry on Tuesday, June 19. This fixture will be confirmed at a later stage and is subject to last-minute changes.
Kilbride/Lacken men’s team beat St Pat’s Wicklow in the league last Tuesday by 1-7 to 0-7 and play Coolboy in Kilbride pitch tomorrow Tuesday at 7.45pm.
The ladies team are back training in the pitch and lost to An Tochar last week.
Kilbride/Lacken lotto jackpot was €6,600. No winner. Numbers drawn: 1, 3, 12, and 32. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,700 on Sunday, June 17, in Bealin’s. €20 winners: Cathy Paton, Rachel McLoughlin, Carmel Paton, Carmen Ward, Anne O’Brien.
Juveniles - Under-11s play Blessington in Kilbride this Wednesday at 7.15pm.
Under-7 and under-9 teams have a blitz in Valleymount on Thursday at 6.30pm.
Pedal for Pieta 2018 – June 30 will see our second annual charity cycle, there are two route options, 80km starting at 10am and 40km starting at 11.30am from Enniskerry village, this is open to all with all sponsorship raised being split 50/50 between the club and Pieta House.
The entry cost is €20 which includes an event t-shirt and post race meal. We’ve made some changes to the route this year to get rid of some of the hills and add designated water stops. If you or anyone you know may be interested please contact Rebecca on 085-1443441 or go to www.eventbrite.ie Pedal for Pieta.
Juvenile Blitz – Friday evening saw a fantastic blitz for under-7 and under-9 teams held in Kilgarron, there were just over 100 children attending on the night and a great evening was had by all.
Thanks to all juvenile mentors for your hard work on the night and in particular Eamon Skelly for ensuring the smooth running of all. Also to the young whistlers Aidan Skelly, Sam Brown and Aidan Kavanagh for their help.
Men’s notes – Senior men will play Coolboy in the league away next Tuesday ( June 19) evening at 8pm. All support welcome!
Good luck – Best of luck to all club members sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificate exams along with all members participating in the Community Games final this coming weekend in Shillelagh.
Lotto – Winning numbers were 6, 8, 29, and 31. No jackpot winner; seven lucky dip prizes receiving €30. June 11th Jackpot stands at €5,600.
Lotto numbers: 1, 9, 15, and 20. No winner. Match threes for €45 each: Niamh and Niall Foley, Martha O’Reilly, Valerie Whyte, Mick Keogh, Niamh Garrigan, Thomas Wafer, Sean McCormack. This week’s jackpot is €7,200. Next draw Monday, June 11, in Horan’s. Play online www.locallotto.ie.
Please continue to play and thanks for your support.
Well done to the under-14 girls who had a great afternoon out at Crossbridge. The Balto girls won the competition beating Tinahely and Clonmore in two tough competitive games. Well done girls, and thanks to all who supported. Thanks also to Crossbridge Field Day committee for the invitation to play in the tournament.
The under-7s took part in in the Go Games blitz in Dunlavin at the weekend while the under-10 girls played in Rathnew both teams playing great football in very warm weather.
The under-8 girls train every Saturday from 10am to 11am on the main pitch.
Training for the under-7 boys team takes place Thursday evenings at 6pm in the club grounds.
New players are always welcome so please tell your friends.
Remember when shopping in Super Valu Baltinglass to place the voucher/token you receive in the in-store collection point for Baltinglass GAA Club. This will help the club to receive a donation of footballs.
Sincere sympathies to the McGrath family, Clough, on the passing of James and also to the O’Neill family Tuckmill on the passing of their mother Sheila. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.
Ashford and Glenealy GAA lotto results from Monday, May 28, for the jackpot of €15,200. The numbers drawn were: 21, 23, 24, and 28. There was no jackpot winner.
Match 3s: Noreen Stokes c/o S Dempsey; Mick Evans c/o T Glynn; Siobhan Kennedy c/o S Kennedy. (€100 each).
Results from Tuesday, June 5, for a jackpot of €15,500. Numbers drawn were: 8, 9, 10, and 18. No jackpot winner.
Match 3s: Glenealy IT c/o S Driver; Rocky Newsome c/o Rockys; Seamus Waters c/o S McDermott; Ann Cullen c/o S McDermott. (€75 each).
Next draw: Monday, June 11, in the Woodpecker for a jackpot of €15,500.
Our under-8 and 10 girls teams had a very enjoyable time in a blitz tournament in Rathnew last weekend. Next outing for them is on June 23 in St. Pats. The under-12 girls had a great win over Éire Óg last week.
Ashford GAA are deeply grateful to Liz and Ian Cuddihy from Centra, Ashford, for sponsoring the footballs for our juveniles.
Kellogg’s Cúl Camp will take place in Ashford GAA grounds this summer from Monday, July 30, to Friday, August 6. Booking can be done online. Cost is €60 for first child, €50 for second child and €40 for subsequent children.
Membership is now due. €70\adults; €40 children.
AGB’s under-7 and under-9 boys were away in Newcaslte in glorious sunshine on Friday evening, at a Blitz. A great evening of football was had with an excellent display from all teams involved. Well done to all the boys.
A great game of football was had by AGB’s Senior ladies on Friday evening at home in Pearse’s Park in the sunshine against Tinahely.
This was a tough match for the girls but one that set them through their paces, although the score didn’t reflect their effort at the final whistle. The ladies then went to Tinahely on Sunday morning and had a great morning of football and fun participating in the Ellen Kinch Memorial Cup.
There is plenty of football action ahead this week with matches for the under-16 ladies who play Tinahely on Tuesday at home at 7pm, the under-14 girls travel to Blessington on Tuesday, the Senior men play in the league play-off at home in Pearse’s Park on Wednesday evening against Tinahely, the Junior ‘B’ men travel to Avondale on Thursday, the under-11 boys play Bray at home on Wednesday in Pearse’s Park juvenile pitch, while the other under-11 boys travel to Bray to play them. The under-13 boys play at home in Ballymoney on Thursday evening against Kilcoole.
Well done to Ciáran Hyland and Darragh Fitzgerald and team on an excellent performance with Wicklow on Saturday against Cavan.
Best wishes to our club players out this coming week: to our players on the county unde-20 panel in action on Monday night and our players on the county Minor panel in action on Wednesday night.
AGB’s Féile team are in preparation for their upcoming Féile trip, and will be hosting a Féile launch evening on Friday, June 22, in the Ballymoney GAA clubhouse complex.
Kellogg’s Cùl Camps come to Pearse’s Park again this summer and will take place the week beginning Monday, July 9,.
Our very own Games Promotion Officer Adrian Ryan will be the camp co-ordinator. Camp places can now be booked online at gaa.ie/Kelloggsculcamps. (please note this is not AGB’s Summer Camp, our camp will follow on the week beginning July 23 - more details to follow)
AGB’s Summer Camp will take place on the week of July 23, Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm. Weekly rates of €60 (to include a tour to Croke Park) or €55 without the tour and daily rates of €15 per day available. It is optional to take the tour to Croke Park on the Friday. Please contact Sinead on 087 1374812 to book your place.
AGB club gear is now available to buy directly from O’Neills. Kit yourself out in this seasons most wanted AGB clothes. Simply visit ONeills.com, click on Your Club banner, search for Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney.
The next meeting of AGBs Executive will be Tuesday, July 3, in AGB’s meeting room at Pearse’s Park, Vale Road.
St Patrick’s Building for the Future – Player Development - St Patrick’s GAA Club invite you to an evening in the clubhouse to discuss and review coaching and player development on Tuesday, June 12, at 8pm in the club house.
RSVP: secretary.stpatricks.wicklow@gaa. ie or Mick Murphy 087 274 3645 Micheál Ó Murchú, Runai Naomh Pádraig C.L.G.
All club golfers note a date for your dairy: The annual St Patrick’s GAA Golf Classic is booked for next Saturday, June 16, in Wicklow Golf Club.
Tee times: 9am to 3.30pm and p[riced at €120 per team. To book your team, contact Tommy Vickers on 087 9901505, Gerry Tiernan 087 2483490, and Davy Shannon 087 2453887. Please support your club!
St Patricks GAA Club fundraiser tickets are now been distributed. One ticket for three draws in June, July and August.
Prizes each month: 1st prize €1,000, 2nd €700, 3rd €400, 4th €200, 5th €100, 6th €50 and 7th €50.
Tickets available from any committee member or team manager €50 each. Contact James Phelan for details 087 2284441.
Fresh from their victory over Meath our unbeaten Wicklow ladies will take on Longford on Sunday, June 17, at 2pm in the Leinster Intermediate Championship semi-final at a Longford venue.
This is a huge stepping stone for Wicklow and the girls are in need of all our voices so let’s get organising to support our county team especially our own Niamh McGettigan, Rose Fagan, Saoirse O’Reilly and Mick Kavanagh (management team).
Hard Luck to our county hurlers in the Christy Ring semi-final against London on Saturday in Netwatch Cullen Park, especially our own Andy O’Brien, George O’Brien, John Connors, Christy Moorehouse (Jnr) and Gerry Connors with a final score of London 2-24, Wicklow 2-14.
It was not to be for the county footballers who welcomed Cavan to Joule Park, Aughrim in the first round of the qualifiers on Saturday with the full-time score Wicklow 1-05, Cavan 2-16. Hard luck to all involved especially our own Dean Healy, Johnny Crowe and Conor Ffrench.
Big thank you to Tinahely GAA Club and Jackie Kinch for inviting us to take part in the Ellen Kinch Cup. What a day, couldn’t have asked for better and all for a great cause: Barretstown. Congratulations to Rebecca Hollingsworth on receiving player of the tournament.
Both panels met in the semi-final with the seniors progressing to the final to complete with the host club. An entertaining game saw Tinahely prevail by three points.
Well done to managers Robert Hollingsworth and Lee Watters and all the players of the senior and intermediate panels on a super day of football in support of the worthy fundraiser the Ellen Kinch Cup.
Well done to the Wicklow GYW Referees especially St. Pat’s girls Siobhan Gorman, Sarah Carroll, Amy Kavanagh and Emer McNulty officiating at their first games in the blitz in Rathnew on Saturday. 46 games were played.