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Jerseys and any other 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 September 9. Numbers drawn were: 2, 4, 8, and 29. We had three match threes:. Joy Dickenson c/o Pam Keogh, Nicola Dickenson c/o Pam Keogh, Diane Richardson c/o Centra.
At the time of writing the jackpot stands at €12,700.
Get your tickets from Doyle’s, The Arches, The Village Inn, Rockies, Healy’s Mini Market, View hair & beauty, Malone’s, Dowling’s Butchers and Centra every Friday and Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who supports our lotto.
The nursery continues every Saturday morning at 11.15 and it’s for all kids aged three upwards so feel free to bring your little ones up and give it a try. We have a few bits of gear for sale, check the Facebook page or text Hazel 086 0592935 for details.
The under-14 girls secured the league title last week beating Coolkenno 6-8 to 2-6 in another brilliant display from all the girls.
They now have the championship final to look forward to on Saturday, venue and time tbc. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for details. Good luck to everyone involved.
The under-9 team had a brilliant day on Saturday taking part in the Sarsfields All-Ireland blitz in Newbridge. Well done to all the players, coaches and parents for making it a day to remember.
The senior team lost out to Avondale on Sunday in the championship quarter-final by 1-15 to 1-14 after extra-time.
A few too many injuries finally caught up on us in what was a very stop-start season but hopefully we can all learn from this and get a few more young lads through in the next couple of years.
The Junior ‘B’ team also exited the championship on Thursday, losing out to Knockananna 1-18 to 1-14 in Avondale.
They will be hugely disappointed with the result after winning the league undefeated, a good championship run was always the aim but it wasn’t to be.
The Intermediate team lost to Ballinacor in a relegation play-off on Sunday.
Both under-11 teams are in action on Wednesday at home to An Tochar in both games with 6.30 starts.
The under-13s are playing Aughrim in Ballinakill on Friday at 7.30 in the championship and AGB on Monday at 6.30 in Arklow.
The Minors are playing Éire Óg also on Monday in Ballinakill at 7pm in the championship.
Condolences to the family and friends of Martin Doyle who sadly passed away last week.
Martin lead the Senior team around Aughrim in the parade before last year’s county final and will be missed by all.
Congratulations to Jody Merrigan and his partner Aisling Hayden on the birth of their baby daughter.
Our adult footballers had their final game in the Junior ‘A’ championship group stage last Friday night.
Even though we won on the night against Hollywood ,unfortunately it was not enough to get us through to the knockout stage of the competition.
Many thanks to the whole panel of players who represented our club this year and also to the management team of Brendan Barnes, Tommy Forsythe and Tommy O’ Brien for their hard work and commitment over the year.
Our under-12 Aughrim footballers had a great win over a strong St. Pats team in the Pathway Final in Avoca last Friday night on a scoreline of Aughrim 2-7, St. Pats 0-9. Well done to all involved.
This completes a double in hurling and football at this age group for Aughrim in the Pathway competition.
Our adult hurlers play in the final of the Junior B hurling championship against Arklow Rock next Sunday at 1pm in the county grounds.
This is a remarkable achievement for this team in getting to the final of the ‘B’ championship in their first year back in adult competition.
Great credit must go to all the players who committed to hurling this year and also to the management team of Paul Whelan, Sean O’ Neill, Christy O’Brien and Liam Keenan snr.
Best of luck on the day and please come along and support .
There was no lotto jackpot winner last week from 13, 20, 23, and 24. There were four quickpick winners. They were: Aiden Byrne, Eilish Hughes, Edel Byrne, and Tina c/o Gerry Keogh.
A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported the recent Ice-Cream Party for the Wicklow Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland– a whopping €4,705 was raised.
This is a huge amount of money which will help the Wicklow Branch immensely in the great work they do.
Special thank you to Ballymanus Club for helping make this charity event happen year after year.
A huge thank you to all the local businesses, juvenile parents and everyone who donated raffle prizes: The Beauty Spot, LVP Renewable, The Grain Store, Woodside Nurseries, The Saltee, Bouncy Castles R Us, Vass Autos, William Tyrrell, Byrnes Stores Londis, Pure Beauty By Nicola, Lawlesses Hotel, Paddy Phelans, Arklow Bay Hotel, Super Valu Wicklow, Sonia Darcy, The Irish House Tinahely, Byrnes Injury Clinic – Paddy Byrne, Michael Healy, Niamh Armstrong, Michael and Margaret Stapleton, Mary Monahan, Michael Collins Pharmacy Wicklow, Hugh Doyle, Pat and Ciss Byrne, Mairead O’Neill, Christine Byrne, Laura Hogan, Fiona Byrne, Helen Byrne, Suzanne Kinsella, Ann Whelan. Also thanks to The Saltee Pub for sponsoring the prizes for the tug-of-war, Sean O’Neill (Bouncy Castles R Us) for his continued yearly help/sponsorship, Theresa and Byrnes Stores Londis for their continued support every year in sponsoring ice-cream along with Pettitts, Tesco and Dunnes Stores in Arklow, Britvic for sponsoring the drinks and Augustus Cullen Law Solicitors for sponsoring the sweets.
Thanks to all who baked food for the day, our ice cream ladies (Anne, Agnes and Naomh), tea ladies (Aine, Ann, Deirdre’s, Marie), our chefs Brian and Kev, Andy Doyle for the rope, and Gerry, Nicola, Fiona, Eimear, Micheal, Nicole, Sean and Mary for their help throughout the day.
Thanks also to Knockananna for taking part in our tug-of-war with the Billies!
Well done also to Aughrim, Annacurra, Knockananna, Tinahely, Michael Dwyers, Kiltegan, Baltinglass, Clonmore and the Billies for the highly entertaining games which were played throughout the day and Padraig, Jackie, Sean and Adam for very kindly refereeing our games.
Thank you to Sean Byrne, John Harmon, Mick Lynch and Sean Doyle for all their help with the electrics. Apologies if anyone has been forgotten.
Congratulations to the camogie club on running a very enjoyable and successful day in the field last Sunday. Well done to everyone involved.
Well done to the Intermediate footballers too. They had a very good win on Sunday against Stratford, thus guaranteeing intermediate football again next year.
Our next Hollywood GAA lotto draw will be held this Wednesday, September 18, in The Hollywood Inn for a jackpot of €11,600.
Tickets can be bought online at hollywoodgaa.com and from the usual local outlets.
Thanks for your continued support and good luck.
Hollywood GAA Rugby World Cup 2019 Prediction Competition. Entry through our website at the link below and costs €10. http://hollywoodgaa.com/Pages/Units/PayMembership. aspx or through entry sheets to the committee. Closing Date: kick off of the opening match on September 20.
If you enjoyed Strictly Come Dancing and Lip Synch then we have a treat in store for you. Hollywood GAA will host a similar event on March 7, 2020. More details to follow soon.
Our lotto draw was held last weekend and there was no winner of the jackpot.
The numbers were 4, 23, 24 and 29. The three €25 winners were Patricia McInerney, Jimmy Byrne and Leo O’Connor. The next lotto draw will be on Saturday 28th September with a jackpot of €8,600.
Tickets are €2 and available from all members. If anyone would like to buy a yearly lotto ticket please contact Michael Nolan on 0872964476.
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.
Hard luck to our Junior C lads who were beaten in the Semi-Final against a strong Kilcoole team last week. Thanks to everyone who supported the lads throughout the year.
The Junior A lads were fixed to play Lacken/Kilbride on Sunday in Hollywood. U
nfortunately Lacken/Kilbride couldn’t field a team and we were given a walkover.
We are now in the semi-finals in a couple of weeks’ time against the winners of Baltinglass and Blessington.
The Ladies team are playing in the first round of the Leinster championship against Kilkenny City.
The game has been fixed for Saturday, September 28, at 2pm, in Kilkenny.
There will be a supporter’s bus available at €10 a head, but only if there are enough numbers. Contact Michael Nolan to put down your name, deadline will be Saturday, September 21, at 6pm.
Well done to Donard Camogie team who won the championship last weekend, especially our own players Kelly O’Neill, Lizzy Brophy, Hollie Eve Cullen Dunne, Sive Byrne and Daisy Summer Cullen Dunne.
PEIL SÓISIR: Our Junior footballers’ march in the Junior C Championship continued on Friday night in Ballinakill COE with an excellent victory over Dún Ard/ An Gleann in the Quarter-Final.
After a brief delay to the throwin due to a small flood light issue, we started strongly and were 1-4 to 0-1 ahead after the first quarter.
Three quarters of the points had come from the boot of Ruairí Tompkins from placed balls.
The goal, which was a real tonic for team and supporters alike, arrived in the 10th minute courtesy of a cool finish from birthday boy Pádraig Waterton after fellow birthday boy Cormac Byrne’s incisive run and lay-off.
The fourth point came from the right boot of Séamus Kenny.
Donard-The Glen then had their period in the ascendancy but only tacked on two points in this period.
A David Tompkins-assisted Cormac Byrne point which came after an excellent team move steadied the ship on the stroke of half-time. Scór leathama: 1-5 to 0-3.
Cormac Byrne scythed through the Donard-The Glen defence to lash over a point for the first score of the second half to stretch the lead out to six.
Donard responded instantly with a point of their own before David Tompkins restored the sixpoint advantage.
That was to be our last score for 15 minutes as Donard-The Glen had a little purple patch – hitting 1-1 between the 40th and 43th minutes to pull within two points.
Obdurate and defending from the likes of the returning Ray Wilson, Billy Lucas and the coolness-personified Patrick Byrne limited the damage to that.
We finished the game very strongly with David Tompkins and Enda Doyle hitting nice scores after good build-up play.
Cormac Byrne, bandaged head and all, returned to the fray to sink the last two frees to give us a six point win and a spot in the semis!
Scór Deiridh: Cúil Uí Chionaoith 1-11, Dún Ard/An Gleann 1-5. Fuair Cormac Ó Broin 0-4, Daithí Ó Toimcín 0-2, Pádraig Waterton 1-0, Ruairí O Toimcín 0-3, Séamus Ó Cionaoith 0-1 agus Enda Ó Dúill 0-1.
The semi-final draw was made on Sunday; we face Kilcoole!
PEIL IDIRMHEÁNACH: Our intermediates fell at the same hurdle as last year and to the same opposition; Carnew once again our vanquishers, this time by the slimmest of margins. Scór Deiridh: 1-13 to 1-14.
There was some controversy in the first half as we had a goal ruled out for what looked a questionable square ball.
We went a point up 11 minutes into the second half but found ourselves five down with 10 to go. Conor Walker gave us a life-line with a goal but in the end, we ran out of time.
PEIL NA NÓG: There will be an under-9 blitz in Ballinakill on Saturday.
PEIL NA MBAN: Our under-14 girls were defeated in their final league game against Rathnew on Tuesday.
Knowing a win would guarantee a league title, our girls led at the break but fell away in the secnd half as Rathnew took the crown.
Nevertheless, this team has done the club proud this year!
The Ladies Final is provisionally fixed for Sunday the 6th of October (venue to be confirmed) – KEEP THIS DATE FREE… Juveniles:
Juvenile training continues in Blessington at 6.30pm.
Recent Club Lotto Results – JACKPOT STANDS AT €13,000.
Lotto results from September 15 were: 14, 15, 16, 25 – NO WINNER.
€20 winners were: Anne and Ann, Jonathan Paton, Cha and Ollie, Niall Healy, Claire Einey.
Lotto results from September 8 were: 16, 23, 26, and 32 – NO WINNER.
€20 winners were: Adam McGarr, Rachel McLoughlin, Orla Nolan, Adam and David McGarr, Brenda Walshe.
Lotto results from September 1 were: 13, 16, 24, and 28 – NO WINNER.
€20 winners were: John Jones, Harry Carroll, Teresa Lillis, Rose Zellar, Junior and Willie.
JACKPOT CURRENTLY STANDS AT: €13,000.
Mother and daughter Frances Kearns Coady and Anneliese Dunne from Kilcoole after helping their side to victory in the Junior camogie final in Dunbur Park.