The final score of the Dunlavin Senior football League game on Friday, June 7, was Dunlavin 2-11, Bray Emmets 1-9. Scorers: Daniel Dawson 2-1, Cian O’Sullivan 0-6, Paddy Kelly 0-2, Tim Metcalf 0-1, Shane O’Rourke 0-1.
Full-time score of the Junior match in the Division 4 league on Thursday, June 6, was Dunlavin 2-15, Blessington 4-6. Scorers: Tom Davis 0-2, Mark Rigley 0-6, Gary Carroll 0-1, Timmy Metcalfe 0-2, Brandon O’Rourke 2-0, Vinny Byrne 0-2, Alan Swaine 0-2.
Winner winner winner ......... Dunlavin GAA lotto results from June 4: The numbers were: 3, 4, 17, and 25.
Well done to our winner, Club Lemon Syndicate who took away €9,400.
We have our upcoming Runlavin taking place on June 22 at 10am. It is a 5k and 10k run, chip times and fully marshalled.
Register on pop up races, there is a free t-shirt for the first 100 online entries and a gorgeous medal for all finishers.
Follow Runlavin or Dunlavin GAA on Facebook for further details.
We will have post race refreshments and guaranteed fun. It was a great day last year and this year we have the Dunlavin festival of arts taking place the same weekend so there will be a great buzz around the place, see you there!
PEIL IDIRMHEÁNACH: Bhí bua iontach ag na leaids maidin Dé Domhnaigh.
Our intermediates had a big win versus Stratford-Grangecon on Sunday morning in the picturesque environs of Stratford.
Scór Deiridh: Áth an Sráide 0-6, Cúil Uí Chionaoith 2-12.
This was our sixth win in a row and saw us promoted back to Roinn IA at the first attempt. Regardless of the result of our final Roinn II match which is next Saturday evening at 6pm versus Ballinacor (sa bhaile), we will top Roinn II for the first time since 2013.
The first half was a tight affair with Conor Walker’s fisted finish being the main difference between the sides, the ‘cúl’ coming off a long ball into the Stratford square.
Stratford had started the stronger with a Mark Murphy point. Pádraig Murray equalised with he first of his five points on the day. It was level on two points each when Eamonn Rossiter blazed wide on 15 minutes with the goal at his mercy.
The same player made amends moments later with a nice point from play before Walker’s aforementioned major. Stratford hit the next two before Don Jackman closed out the half’s scoring with a free.
Scór leathama: 0-4 go 1-5. Mark Murphy hit is fourth point just after half time but from there we took over.
Pádraig Murray struck from play before three Don Jackman frees, one a peach off the outside of his right from the wing, gave us a comfortable lead.
Conor Walker scored a carbon copy from play on 46 minutes before Pádraig Murray added a fourth to make it 1-12 to 0-5 agus 10 nóiméad fágtha.
Matt Manly did briefly stem the tide with a nice score from play but Murray hit his fifth and final point before Conor Walker unselfishlessly set up Keith Farrell for the game’s second goal with time almost up.
Interestingly, Farrell had started the game wing back, had been substituted only to return to the fray after ‘keeper John Corcroan went off injured.
His replacement between the sticks? Don Jackman. Scorers: Conor Walker 1-2, Pádraig Murray 0-5, Don Jackman 0-4, Eamon Rossiter 0-1. Comhghairdeas lads! Congratulations lads!
LATÓ: There was no winner of the club lotto last week. The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 13 and 28. The jackpot was €4,500.
The winners of the lucky dip were Eamonn Dolan, Brian Plunkett, Imelda Keogh and Liam O’Neill.
The next draw was due to take place on Luan, 10ú Meitheamh in The Dying Cow.
ÉIRE ÓG GREYSTONES
PEIL: The Éire Óg Seniors travelled to Annacurra on Friday night to play the locals in the Division 1A League.
The only consolation of the evening was that muintir cois farraige came away with the two points.
The dampening effect of the hour long journey on the lads’ preparedness for the contest was significantly added to by the near-hour delay which preceded the throw-in.
The game had been scheduled for 7.30p.m. but did not start until nearly an hour later. Annacurra said that they had texted Éire Óg concerning the re-timing of the match.
However, the message did not reach its intended target. It shows once again that we cannot always rely on technology and that person to person verbal communication is best.
Before the game there was more than a little worry among the management about the detrimental effect the idle hanging about would have on the lads’ performance.
Thankfully Éire Óg won by a few points and this helped to mollify the frustration at arriving home approaching midnight.
The second team was at home to Enniskerry in its latest game in Division 3.
The status of Enniskerry meant that it was likely to be better prepared than the home team and so it proved.
Overall the visitors were fitter, moved the ball with greater purpose and had an almost uncanny ability to score points.
On the other hand the Éire Óg performance had the character of the curate’s egg.
The good parts were mostly confined to the middle third where our lads fielded well, gained plenty of possession and combined constructively.
The play corresponding to the really bad parts of the curate’s egg was unfortunately to be found in the neighbourhood of the opposition’s goals.
Players overcarried and lost possession, were loathe to take on responsibility and this often resulted in the ball being shunted from promising positions near the goal to areas beyond the middle of the field.
In the circumstances it was gratifying to see the odd individual ‘having a go’ even if it turned out more often than not, the attempt was not successful.
Andrew Walsh, after playing well in the centre, was appointed target man in front of goal but this strategy seemed to have gone unnoticed by Éire Óg players in possession.
PEIL NA GCAILÍNÍ: Competitions involving girls taking state exams, that is u-16 and upwards, are temporarily suspended.
Both Éire Óg’s recent games at under-12 and under-14 against An Tóchar and St. Nicholas, respectively, were at home.
The under-12s lost by two points in what was the mirror image of their away win against the same opposition in Roundwood. The final score was 4-6 to 5-1 in An Tóchar’s favour and the half-time score was 1-2 to 2-1. Scorers were Grace Rushe (3-0), Ella O’Hanlon (1-0) and Nicky Maxwell (1-1).
The under-14 game ended all-square, 4-4 to 2-10. It was also even at the break, 1-6 to 2-3. The result turned on a Roy of the Rovers contribution from Jayne Merrin.
Jayne felt off-colour at the break and at her request was given goal-keeping duties. Seven or eight minutes before the end Éire Óg were two goals down and eventhough not feeling at her best Jayne agreed to play full-forward. From there she found the net twice in quick succession. Scorers: Jayne Merrin (2-2), Alannah Monaghan (1-0), Lauren Howard (1-0), Ashley Roche (0-1) and Ella Treacy (0-1).
COMHGÁIRDEACHAS: Gach dea-ghuí to Kenny Naughton and his bride Leanne Mulligan who recently tied the knot.
The union required the putting aside of the tribal differences which exist between supporters of Liverpool and Man United.
Kenny is a keen supporter of the former club while Leanne supports Man U.
The marriage coincided, by arrangement, with the European final and its broadcast was part of the post-ceremony entertainment.
The couple, through the good offices of Willie Dalton, were afforded those 15 minutes of fame which Andy Warhol postulated comes to everyone, when Willie interviewed them on Virgin TV.
Congratulations to this week’s winner of AGBs 50/50 Draw: Week 25. Wicklow Team, Ticket B014. Winner: Pat Fitzgerald.
Wishing all our AGB players sitting their Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate exams the very best of luck.
AGB’s Senior men welcomed Tinahely to Pearse’s Park on Sunday morning. Always an exciting encounter, both teams arrived full of vigour and ready to make their mark. Scores began neck on neck and continued the whole way through the first half of the match with each side trying to creep ahead of the other. Half time saw Tinahely lead into the break by one point, 0-7 to 0-6.
The AGB men started the second half by going ahead of the visitors, but Tinahely really pushed themselves on and both teams continued to keep the scoring with one point between them. Full time saw the game finish AGB 0-16
to Tinahely 1-14. The next round of the League will be played on Sunday morning away to St. Pat’s, Wicklow at 11am.
Well done to AGB’s ladies who had an excellent day of football today in Tinahely at the annual Ellen Kinch Tournament.
Our ladies made it as far as the final but after a great game, the final score unfortunately did not end in their favour. A special thanks to Tinahely for an excellent sporting day and to all the other teams who made it a very enjoyable day.
Well done to our under-10 girls on Saturday as they were away to Clara for their blitz. Special thanks to Clara LGFA for the hospitality on their first home blitz, an excellent morning of football was had by all the girls.
The under-7 boys travelled to their blitz in Ballinakill on Saturday morning and had a brilliant day of football. Well done to all the boys.
Hard luck to the under-12 boys who suffered a tough defeat on Friday evening at home to Éire Óg in the player pathway league. A tough match saw our under-12s play a great game of football but unfortunately Éire Óg got the better of them and were the winners on the night.
Well done to our under-12 girls on Friday evening who had a great win away to Baltinglass. Final score finished 6-4 to 3-7. Well done to all on a great match.
Well done to AGBs under-13 boys on a very strong win over Kilcoole at home in Pearse’s Park on Wednesday evening. A brilliant game saw the AGB boys dominate the field from start to finish.
Hard luck to AGB Minors last Monday evening in the Matty Forde Tournament semi-final in Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford, where they played Kilmore.
An excellent match for our minors, but it wasn’t to be their day. Final score finished in favour of Kilmore, 4-07 to 2-08.
AGB send it’s deepest condolences to the family and friends of Noel Keohane.
Noel was a coach with AGBs Juvenile section for many years and was a great friend to all.
His coaching and team management were exceptional and one that all in AGB will always remember.
Ar dhéis dé go raibh a anam.