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DUNLAVIN

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!

COOLKENNO

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.

AGB

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.

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