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‘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 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 hol­ly­ 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://hol­ly­­ber­ship. 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.


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.

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