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Con­grat­u­la­tions once again to New­town Se­niors who beat Bray last week, fi­nal score line 2-11 to 1-8. The fi­nal of the West Wick­low Cup was sched­uled for Mon­day last in Aughrim against Dunlavin, please check fix­tures for re­sults.

There has been some great sup­port at re­cent games so please keep it up in the count­down to cham­pi­onship!

Don’t for­get to regis­ter on­line to se­cure your child’s spot at this year’s Cúl Camp from July 22-26.­log­gscul­camps.

The sea­son is in full flow. Can all par­ents/play­ers make sure mem­ber­ship is paid up over the com­ing weeks. Nurs­ery and Go Games 7s 9s €20; Ju­ve­nile u11u17’s €40; Adult non-work­ing €50; Adult work­ing €75; Non play­ing mem­ber­ship €50

As you can see these are very mod­er­ate fees for a full year. You can pay these in the Post Of­fice.

Three matched three num­bers in last week’s lotto but no one took home the jack­pot, this week’s jack­pot is €2,800. Num­bers drawn were: 2, 6, 22, 27.


‘Rath­new Gaa 1885’ is the club’s one and only of­fi­cial Face­book page. Any other page with our name has noth­ing to do with our club is not run by any­one in our club.

Jer­seys and any club gear are now on sale on the Rath­new shop on the O’Neill’s web­site or just fol­low the link on our Face­book page.

We had no win­ner of the lotto jack­pot on June 17. Num­bers: 5, 7, 11, and 18. We had eight match threes: Clara Franey, Aine Fogarty, Pat Dunne, Jan Kear­ney, John Doyle, Catherine and Wil­lie Clark, Sheila Dou­glas, and Micheal Vick­ers.

At the time of writ­ing the jack­pot stands at €11,300. Get your tick­ets from Doyle’s, The Arches, The Vil­lage Inn, Rock­ies, Healy’s Mini Mar­ket, View hair and beauty, Malone’s, Dowl­ing’s Butch­ers and Cen­tra ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day evening from 5.30pm. Thanks to ev­ery­one who sup­ports our lotto.

Mem­ber­ship is now well over due. It is vi­tal that all adult and ju­ve­niles pay their mem­ber­ship, or they are not cov­ered if in­jured. If no ef­fort is made to pay, then they will be un­able to train or play. Con­tact the team coaches for mem­ber­ship de­tails.

The 2019 Kel­logg’s Cúl Camp dates have been re­leased. Rath­new will be host­ing it the week start­ing Au­gust 12. It’s al­ways a bril­liant week for the kids so book early on kel­log­gscul­ or fol­low the link on our Face­book page.

A mas­sive thanks to Gaelic Plant Hire for once again com­ing on board as the main spon­sor of the ju­ve­nile sec­tion of the club. Thanks to Keith, Noel and team for their con­tin­ued sup­port.

We have got our new fence fin­ished on the club­house side of the pitch. We’d like to thank ev­ery mem­ber, sup­porter, lotto ticket sell­ers, lotto ticket buyer and any­one who has sup­ported the club in any­way be­cause with­out your help none of this would be pos­si­ble.

Thanks to ev­ery­one who at­tended and sup­ported the fun day on Satur­day. It was a great day in glo­ri­ous sun­shine. Thanks to Tom Clancy of ‘Apex spray foam in­su­la­tion’ for spon­sor­ing the day it was a mas­sive help for the club.

Thanks to St. Pats and Avondale un­der-7s, Neddy Duffy, Colin Hindle, Dainty Bak­ery, Su­perValu Wick­low for the buns and rolls. Apex, Burke’s hard­ware, The Wood­pecker, Colm and Amy Tier­ney who spon­sored prizes.

We also did our an­nual kick fada com­pe­ti­tion with Dale Franey tak­ing the men’s and Mil­lie Tier­ney tak­ing the ladies. Un­der-7s: Luk O’Neill, un­der-9s: Alex Mer­nagh, un­der-11/un­der-13: Max Free, un­der-12 girls: Cate­lyn Power, un­der-16 girls joint win­ners: Sarah Haughton, Kara Doyle, Clodagh Ir­win.

The un­der-9s had another mon­ster blitz in Bal­li­nakill on Satur­day which was a great suc­cess.

The un­der-10 boys had a great vic­tory away to Ti­na­hely while the Ju­nior ‘B’ team kept up their 100 per cent record in the league, beat­ing New­cas­tle 2-12 to 0-9.

Hard luck to the Se­niors who lost the league semi-fi­nal, 0-9 to 0-8 against St. Pats.

Hard luck to JT, Sam, Ciaran and the county un­der-20s who lost to Wex­ford in the Le­in­ster cham­pi­onship on Satur­day.

The un­der-16 girls had a great win at home to New­town, 8-7 to 2-12, while the un­der-12s had their first match in Divi­sion 1, un­for­tu­nately los­ing out Ti­na­hely, but a fan­tas­tic ef­fort from the girls to be play­ing in Divi­sion 1.

Fix­tures this week are un­der-11 red away to An Tochar and green home to Bray both on Wed­nes­day at 7pm while the un­der-15s play Éire Óg in Bal­li­nakill, also on Wed­nes­day at 7.15pm. The Ju­nior ‘B’ team are away to Kil­coole on Fri­day at 8pm. The Mi­nors are away to Balt­in­glass on Mon­day at 7.30pm.

The club send its con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of a great sup­porter and neigh­bour of the club, Mr. Peter Kennedy.


The open­ing round of the cham­pi­onship takes place this week­end - Satur­day evening in Balt­in­glass at 6pm. All sup­port ap­pre­ci­ated. There was no lotto jack­pot win­ner last week­end from 4, 11, 12, and 13. Match three win­ners were Ea­mon Bar­ton, Mary and Jamie, Larry Byrne, Ger O’Brien and Mary Byrne Ti­na­hely.


Lotto re­sults from num­bers 8, 14, 17, and 27. No win­ner. Match three win­ners €45 each - John O’Toole, Chloe Done­gan, Anne Tim­mins, Paula Doyle, Brid­get Fo­ley, Jack Han­lon, Clara Tim­mins. Jack­pot now is €15,300 and the next draw is Mon­day, June 24, in Ho­ran’s Pub. Thanks for sup­port­ing the club lotto. Play on­line www.lo­cal­

The Mi­nors beat Ti­na­hely in the Divi­sion 1 league, 1-13 to 0-12.

The Ju­nior ‘B’ men had a win over Kil­te­gan in the Divi­sion 4 league by 2-13 to 0-8.

The Se­nior men beat Ti­na­hely 0-16 to 0-9 in the Dunne Cup semi-fi­nal, they now face St. Pats in the fi­nal on Tues­day evening in Aughrim.

The Cúl Camp takes place in Balt­in­glass on Mon­day July 1 at 10am. The clos­ing date for book­ing a place on the camp is mid­day on Fri­day, June 28. No book­ings will be ac­cepted af­ter this date. The camp co­or­di­na­tor Paul Gar­ri­gan will not be able to process any book­ings over the week­end or on the Mon­day morn­ing of the camp.

The un­der-14 boys are off to Féile Peil na nÓg next week­end where they will be hosted by the Eire- Og/Michael Glaveys club in Roscom­mon. Their first match on Fri­day is against East­ern Gaels from Mayo they will then play Laragh Utd from Ca­van and on Satur­day they will play Eire Og/ Michael Glaveys of Roscom­mon.

We wish the very best of luck to the un­der-14 team and their man­age­ment team of Hugh Kenny, Billy Kenny, Neil Fleming, Barry Doyle, John Nolan and Stephen Fagan. We wish ev­ery­one in­volved a suc­cess­ful and en­joy­able week­end.

A sin­cere thanks to The Peo­ple’s shop in Balt­in­glass who made a very gen­er­ous do­na­tion of €300 to­wards fund­ing the trip to Féile. Thanks also to all in the com­mu­nity who gave to the fundrais­ing ef­forts in re­cent weeks at gate col­lec­tions, quiz etc.

Well done to James Fleming who rep­re­sented Balt­in­glass and Wick­low at the un­der-14 Féile Peile na nÓg Skill chal­lenge in Ab­bot­stown at the week­end.


Our lotto draw was held at the week­end with a jack­pot of €7,900. The num­bers were: 4, 12, 26, and 28. The three €25 win­ners Myles Fitz, Pat Traynor and Ka­cie Daniels. Our next lotto draw will be on Satur­day, July 6, with a jack­pot of €8,000. Tick­ets are €2 and avail­able from all mem­bers. If any­one would like to buy a yearly lotto ticket, please con­tact Michael Nolan on 087 2964476.

Go Games takes place ev­ery Thurs­day evening from 6.30 to 7.30pm. It’s not too late to join in if you haven’t been be­fore, all new faces wel­come.

All roads led to Bless­ing­ton on Thurs­day, June 20, for the Val­ley­mount Ladies League Fi­nal against Clara at 7.45pm. With a su­perb ef­fort the ladies gave it their all but were nar­rowly pipped at the post, los­ing by one point. They have had to put the loss be­hind them as they pre­pare for their first Cham­pi­onship game at home on Thurs­day, July 4, at 7.45pm. All sup­port greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Hard luck to the Wick­low un­der-20s who were beaten in the Le­in­ster U20 Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship by Wex­ford, at the week­end.

Our Race Nite will be held on Satur­day, July 6, in Cullen’s Lakeview Lounge, un­der starter’s or­ders at 7.30pm. Race cards are due back asap and ev­ery­one is to have their quota of horses sold, as this is our main fundraiser this year.

The 2019 Kel­logg’s GAA Cúl Camps are tak­ing place in Val­ley­mount on July 1 to 5. You can now book your place on the Kel­logg’s Cul Camps web­site, but ALL book­ings must be made by noon on Fri­day, June 28, for our camp. No book­ings will be taken af­ter this time or on the first morn­ing of camp.


The next Hol­ly­wood GAA Club Draw will be held this com­ing Wed­nes­day, June 26, in The Hol­ly­wood Inn for €10,400.

Tick­ets are avail­able at hol­ly­ and from lo­cal busi­nesses.

Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port and good luck.

Our Se­nior team play their first cham­pi­onship match on Fri­day, July 5, against Ti­na­hely at 7.30pm. The venue has yet to be an­nounced.

The Ju­nior ‘A’ team will play their first cham­pi­onship match on Fri­day, July 19, at 7.30pm against Bless­ing­ton.

The an­nual Hol­ly­wood Field Day will be held at Hol­ly­wood GAA pitch on July 14 at 1pm. All the usual at­trac­tions and more.


PEIL: There are oc­ca­sions when one is am­bigu­ous in one’s at­ti­tude to de­feat and last Wed­nes­day’s loss to neigh­bours New­town in the semi-fi­nal of Div.1A foot­ball league prob­a­bly falls into this cat­e­gory.

A win would have brought the team to the fi­nal of a worth­while com­pe­ti­tion and would also have earned it pro­mo­tion to Div.1.

The lat­ter out­come might be some­what of a poi­soned chal­ice as this squad which in­cludes many young and in­ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers would, in the event, be forced to take on the might of Rath­new and Balt­in­glass.

Avondale and New­town are pro­moted. The Éire Óg team’s per­for­mance in the league showed that it is very much on a par with both of these teams so how they per­form in Div.1 will be a guide to Éire Óg’s suit­abil­ity for the higher divi­sion.

Wed­nes­day’s match proved to be wor­thy of its sta­tus as the semi-fi­nal of the sec­ond most im­por­tant com­pe­ti­tion in the county’s foot­ball cal­en­dar.

It was played in a sport­ing spirit and was both en­ter­tain­ing in the qual­ity of its foot­ball and ex­cit­ing in the close­ness of the scor­ing through­out.

For the play­ers the game had the added incentives as­so­ci­ated with a lo­cal derby so there was a whole­hearted en­gage­ment on their part from the get go.

The re­sult, a closely fought nip and tuck con­test with a de­noue­ment which would be wor­thy of an Al­fred Hitch­cock movie.

A few min­utes to go, Éire Óg a point in front, New­town awarded two frees in suc­ces­sion in eminently score­able po­si­tions.

Ten­sion ob­vi­ously get­ting to the free tak­ers, two wides.

Added time vir­tu­ally gone, a high spec­u­la­tive New­town ball head­ing well to the right of the post, a back and for­ward near the end line eyes on the ball get en­tan­gled, they fall.

The ref in his wis­dom ad­judges the Éire Óg back to have fouled, a free to New­town, a point. A draw. Penalty kicks, 3-2 to New­town. Éire Óg wishes them the best in the fi­nal.

IOMÁINT: Vic­tory was seen as an ex­tremely re­mote pos­si­bil­ity by the Éire Óg sup­port­ers in Aughrim on Sun­day where our hurlers were tak­ing on Carnew in the round-robin stage of the Se­nior Hurl­ing cham­pi­onship.

There were well-founded grounds for their pes­simism. At least six of the team’s first choice per­son­nel, in­clud­ing county player Stephen Kelly, were ab­sent from the team sheet.

This un­for­tu­nate cir­cum­stance, apart from weakening the side tak­ing to the field, will have con­se­quences for the field­ing of a ju­nior side in its cham­pi­onship as it re­quired the pro­mo­tion of a num­ber of play­ers from that team’s panel.

While the re­sult was as ex­pected, the run­away Carnew win which was feared never tran­spired thanks to a very brave and com­mit­ted per­for­mance from the Clocha Liatha men.

The mar­gin in the end was a mere two points so the af­ter-game post mortem fo­cussed on the might have been, if even some of the promis­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, in­clud­ing that of a penalty, had come to fruition.

The penalty was awarded to Éire Óg with 10 min­utes still on the clock when they were six points down and when a goal would have im­proved the team’s chances from re­mote to threat­en­ing.

Un­for­tu­nately with the goalie well beaten the slio­thar shaved the out­side of the post.

De­spite this set­back the seasiders did not slacken in their en­deav­ours and had re­duced the deficit to five points near the end of nor­mal time.

Éire Óg were then awarded a 13m. free in front of goal.

The duty of tak­ing it was placed on the young shoul­ders of Shaun Cran­ley (or as Carnew sup­port­ers nearby in the stand named him “baby Pooch”). A goal was the only worth­while op­tion. Seven Carnew men lined the goal­mouth. Blast­ing the ball to the net looked the best hope.

Shaun thought other­wise and clev­erly stroked the slio­thar to strike the ground just in front of the goal line and to bounce de­cep­tively be­tween the de­fend­ing camáns and legs. The fi­nal whis­tle sounded on the puck-out.

For some time now the hand­pass in hurl­ing has been a bone of con­tention and from ob­serv­ing much of what passes for same in Sun­day’s match it is a prob­lem which needs a good deal of sort­ing out.

Many of the hand-to-hand slio­thar trans­fers could hardly be de­scribed other than bla­tant throws.


Divi­sion 5 match away to Hol­ly­wood this Satur­day at 7.30pm and on Satur­day Knock­ananna are the vis­i­tors for a 6pm throw in Divi­sion 3.

Un­der-11s: Well done to the un­der-11s who re­cently played Shil­le­lagh-Cool­boy, who went home with the points, fi­nal score: 2-6 to 5-11.

Very com­pet­i­tive match with Caoimhe Donoghue play­ing a stormer in goal and awarded ‘Player of the Match’.

Well Done: Well done to Shauna Har­mon and Emily O’Reilly who rep­re­sented the club at a Le­in­ster bitz in Port­laoise

Re­cent club lotto re­sults: Lotto re­sults from June 16 were: 2, 12, 27, 31 – NO WIN­NER.

€20 win­ners were: Marie O’Connor, David McGarr, Betty Keogh, Bernie Kearns, Siob­han Ward.

This week’s jack­pot (Mon­day, June 24): €11,700.

Carnew Em­mets dy­namic de­fen­sive duo of Gra­ham Keogh and Joe Mur­phy were re­united last week­end when they took to the field for the IHC clash with Ark­low Rocks. Both looked in the prime of their health!

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