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Published 04/04/2012 | 11:44

STRATFORD-GRANGECON: Cúl Camps application forms for coaches are available for anyone interested, note closing date Monday 30th April and age limit is over 18. If anyone wants a form contact Colette or Annette.

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Well done to Lucy Cush and the Scoil Chonglais Senior team who won the Leinster girls schools football championship in Blessington. They beat Old Bawn from Tallaght.

Hard luck to the Scoil Chonglais first year team who were beaten by the Arklow Gael Scoil in the County A Schools final. Nice to see our own club players on the team, well done to Mark, Colin, Jason, Jordon and Liam.

Well done to the under-12's boys and girls who played really well at half time of the Wicklow football match on Sunday, they played Valleymount. Thanks to Yvonne, Liam and Jim for looking after the team.

Well done to the Michael Dwyer's under-14 hurling team who qualified for the semi-final of the Wicklow Feile. Well done to our lads, Mark Murphy and Colin Byrne. Good luck in the next match.

Easter Party on this Saturday 7th April after training. Come along and meet the Easter Bunny.

Stratford/grangecon Lotto - Winning numbers: 06, 15, 27, 29. Next week's jackpot: €11,750. Jackpot winner: No Winner. Five match 3 winners - €30 each Kevin Mcglynn c/o Bam Seller - Pat Bollard. Daniel O'neill, Graigue, Kiltegan Seller - Eoin O'neill. Anne Doyle, Rathvilly Seller - Mike Moore. Kathleen Donoghue, Naas Hospital Seller - Deirdre Caplice. Ethel Foley, Grangecon Seller - Lorraine Norton. Sellers Prize: Francis H. O'neill.

Watch out for extra prizes for Easter hampers, easter eggs and bottles. Extra sellers prizes also. Many thanks for your support for our weekly lotto, it is very much appreciated


Annacurra's under-16's travelled to Ballinaclash on Wednesday for their first game of the season in the league. A great match was had by both teams. The score line however did not reflect the competitiveness of the game.

Annacurra took victory on a score line of 6-01 to Balinacor's 0-02. Goal scorers on the night were Sarah Lifely (2-01), Lauren Byrne (2-00), Megan Byrne (2-00).

Annacurra team was as follows; Roisin O Keefe, Niamh O Keefe, Marie Lawless, Sarah O'neill, Sarah Lifely, Emily O'reilly, Aibhe Murray, Roisin Murray, Ann Marie Doyle, Lauren O'byrne, Joanna O'loughlin, Megan Byrne.

Congratulations girls a great start to the season.


There was no winner of this week's Ashford and Glenealy GAA clubs' lotto Jackpot worth €9. Numbers drawn were 13, 18, 19, 22. However four people matched three numbers and shared €300. Lil Coates (M. Purcell), Brian O'reilly (M. Purcell), O'gorman's (J. O'gorman), Joan Downey (E. Downey).

Next week's draw will be held in Chesters with a Jackpot of €9,800. Don't forget play lotto on line in the comfort of your home

Ashford GAA Club would like to express their deepest sympathy to the Mchugh Family in Delgany and Eire Og GAA club in Greystones on the death of Fergal; he will be sadly missed by his wife Ann, children Emma, Eoin, Lisa, Stephen and Claire. Colleagues in the Garda Siochana, his relatives and many friends. Following Mass in Greystones Church burial took place in Springfield Cemetery on Friday. May he rest in peace.

Ashford GAA Club would like to express their deepest sympathy to the Nolan Family in Blessington and Blessington GAA Club on the death of Pete their Club President. He will be sadly missed by his wife Nora, children Emma, Paul, Sinead and Peter, his relatives and many friends. Pete was one of the main stewards in Croke Park and gateman in Aughrim, he was also totally committed to the community in Blessington. Funeral Mass on Saturday followed by burial in Burgage Cemetery. May he rest in peace.

Schedule of Events; Monday 2nd April: Under12 Football League G3, Ashford v An Tochar, Ashford 6.45pm; Under-16 Football League Rd 1, Kilcoole v Ashford, Kilcoole 6.45pm. Tuesday 3rd April: Training for Minor, Junior and Intermediate players, Ashford, 7.30pm; Under-14 Football League Rd 1, Ashford v St. Pats, Ashford 6.45pm; Thursday 5th April: Ashford GAA executive committee meeting, Chester's 8.30pm; Friday 8th April: County Football League Division 2, Ashford v Valleymount, Ashford 6pm; Friday 13th April: GAA Club Go Games at Avondale, for Ashford, Avondale, An Tochar, Enniskerry;

Wicklow GAA Coaching and Games Development Conference will take place in Colaiste Chill Mhantain on Saturday 21st April from 9am to 3.15pm.

This course is aimed at all levels of coaching and team management. For further information please contact members of the Executive Committee.

Membership Fees are now due, in order for one to become a member of Ashford GAA club, a person can apply for membership of the club by completing the full or youth membership application form which are available from Conor Behan (087 2376355) or Philip Doyle (087 2670661). Forms can be returned to Conor or Philip or forwarded to club Secretary Mick Purcell for approval by the club executive committee. Once a member, a person is then registered with the association and provided with a membership number. Membership fees are as follows: Adult €50, Family €80, Student/juvenile €25.

Please support the Garden County Grand Development Draw and Ashford GAA Club by purchasing a ticket; you will bring much needed revenue to Ashford GAA Club. Tickets this year have been reduced from €60 down to €50 and the prize fund is €66,750. Three draws will take place on the 4th May, the 8th June and the 6th July. Each month the following prizes are on offer; 1st €10,000 Cash, 2nd €5,000 Cash, 3rd €2,500 Cash, 4th €1,500. 5th €1,000, 6th to 20th €150 each prize. Tickets are now available from Ann Marie Manning and her Fund Raising Team.


Our Senior lads continued their league campaign on Saturday evening against Bray Emmets. Although there were some good individual performances put in by our lads we couldn't see off the strong challenge from this Bray side.

A late goal from John Nolan left the final score Laragh 1-07 to Bray's 1-10.

The club would like to thank An Tochar for inviting our under-8's, 10's and 12's over for a pre season blitz, everyone enjoyed their games tremendously.

Well done to Jamie Cullen who has been called up to play with the county under-14's. If you wish to purchase tickets for the Garden County Development Draw please contact John Merrigan on 0879411967.

Training for under-6, 8, 10 and 12's continues every Wednesday evening between 6pm and 7pm. If you still haven't registered this year please contact Debbie Windsor on 0860660630.


The lads can count themselves unlucky to come away without something from their league encounter against Eire og on Sunday. Knockananna were faster out of the blocks with Damo Byrne scoring the first point of the game, it was score for score after that with the lads going in at half time leading five points to four.

After the break they went three points ahead with scores from Stephen Hinchey and Dan Myers. Eire Og started to come back into it scoring the only goal of the game midway through the second half and with only four minutes left they were leading by two points.

Knockananna dropped their guard conceding three points - the last point scored in injury time to end up losing the match on a score line of 0-12 to 01-10. Their next league game will be in two weeks time away to Baltinglass.

The under-14's will start off their season this Wednesday evening April 4 at home against Coolkenno, so come down and give the lads your support.

Lotto Results for the 30-03-2012, numbers drawn were 01-02-17-23, no winner and no match three, four lucky dips for €25 each were John Lawlor, Milo Canna, Martina Whelan and Diarmaid Whelan, Sellers prize went to Jimmy Carroll. Next week's jackpot will be €5,200.


Sunday April 1 was a busy day in Coolkenno with the Intermediates playing St Patricks of Wicklow in Division 2 of the league and the juveniles playing at half time in Aughrim at the game between Leitrim and Wicklow.

In the Division 2 league game Coolkenno beat St Pats to gather their second win. Newcomer to the panel David Cole playing at half forward had a great game. Paul Keogh at full back was outstanding, Billy Lucas got the ball rolling with a great point and later added a goal and a point to his tally. Jim Cush, Connor Walker and Eamon Rossiter linked up well and the St Pats back line had no answer. Good win lads.

Well done to the juveniles for their performance in Aughrim. They played well against a strong Baltinglass team. Training as usual this week. Support badly needed for lotto get selling. Best of luck and speedy recovery to Finnan Doyle and Patrick Dalton who both got injured last week.


Our Senior ladies defeated Bray away in the league last Wednesday on a score line of 7-13 to 2-10. Scorers on the night were R. Byrne 3-1, L. Mulhall 2-5, L. Hogan 1-5, J. Kinch 1.0, C. Byrne, D. Byrne and B. Kenny 0-1 each. Well done ladies, three clean sheets in the league so far!

Our Easter Raffle takes place on Easter Sunday 8th April in Black Toms at 9.30pm. There are raffle cards around the town in shops and pubs for just €2 per line. Your support for this annual fundraiser is very much needed and appreciated.

Our Coffee Morning and Cake Sale also takes place this Saturday 7th April from 10am to 12pm so why not come and try or ever buy some of the Easter delights and baking on the day.

Our Easter Raffle Cards will be on sale on the day. We look forward to seeing you there and enjoying a cup of coffee with our local community.

Many thanks to all who supported our Registration Day last Sunday. A great day was had and all our Juveniles enjoyed the treasure hunt and walk. Well done and thanks to all who attended.


The almost balmy temperatures hinted at the summer evenings to come last Saturday up in Kilmacurra. As for the Barndarrig ladies team, temperatures were average and ready to take on Baltinglass. The opening few minutes started well with Barndarrig kicking off the score line from one of two of the teams sweet left footed players on the team.

The ladies were determined to keep the pressure on keep it going and this was done by regaining position quickly and tactfully. The scores were coming hard and fast from all ages and angles of the kilmacurra women in the first half.

But Baltinglass were not going to give up to easily. The second half was play out well from the midfield up to the forward line driving another goal in and several more points rattled over the posts. Baltinglass responded with a few points too but the Barndarrig keeper was well on her toes and wasn't giving an inch between the goal post throwing in some class and spontaneous saves, and but to mention how well the youngsters on the team excelled themselves throughout the game too. Final score and a win to Barndarrig, 512 to 1-6.

Juvenile- The under-14's begin their season on Wednesday of next week, away, against Derry Gaels. The under-12 girls team are playing a challenge match on Thursday evening in Barndarrig against AGB, Best of luck everyone!!

Under-6's restarts in mid April exact date to follow. The under-8's - under-10's hurling is on Wednesday evenings 5.15pm - 6pm, football 6pm - 7pm. The under-12's - under-14's hurling is on Monday's 5pm - 6.30pm. The under-12's - under-14's Gaelic football is Friday evenings 6.30 - 7.45pm. Anyone interested in playing Minor football please contact Sean O'brien or Colm Devereux.

Under-12's girls Gaelic football training is Wednesday's at 6pm. Please note all children must be paid members before games commence.

Any queries or questions please contact Carmel (secretary) or Pauline (coaching officer) in regards to memberships.

The club are delighted to be facilitating Cul Camps in Kilmacurra, Barndarrig this summer. Registration can be filled out online, or form can be got in Pearse Park, Arklow or ask a juvenile committee member.

Also Kellogg's tokens / vouchers will assist too. GO Games start on April 13th 2012, text messages will be sent out, please reply so teams are made up before the evening.

The club would like to extended its deepest sympathy to Hannah Fogarty on the passing her sister Lil, may she rest in peace. We would also like to extended our sympathies to the Douglas family on the passing of Cathleen. May she rest in peace.


After a disappointing defeat to Ballinkillen of Carlow last Saturday our final Leinster Senior league match against Dunshaughlin of Meath takes place this Bank Holiday Monday at 4pm in the Rock's pitch.

With the Junior hurling league just around the corner all Juniors are asked to attend training on the notified dates. Our 1000 to 1 draw takes place this Easter Saturday night in the Gin Mill. All tickets to be returned before this date.

Well done to our Intermediate camogie team who had a 2 point win over Carnew last weekend. The Rocks would like to wish all members supporters and sponsors a very happy and peaceful Easter


Arklow Rocks/agb juvenile camp continues this Saturday at 10am in the Rocks pitch Emoclew Road. Best of luck to our under-14 hurlers in their Feile match this Saturday at 2pm.

The match venue is yet to be decided either Pearse Park or the Rocks pitch. Happy Easter to all our juvenile members, don't eat too many Easter eggs.


The lads had the weekend off last weekend, but have Tinahely to contend with this weekend in their league outing in the Gap. There was no lotto jackpot winner for the draw held Monday 26th March, The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 15, 18 with Jake Keogh the only match three winner.

The juveniles start back on Tuesday April 10th at 7pm. Boys and girls of all ages are welcome to attend, particularly newcomers. Finally, Rory continues to gather in the coffers for this year's club membership. Players cost €30, with juveniles and non-players each costing €10.


Due to the sad passing of our club President Pete Nolan all training and matches were cancelled as a mark of respect.

The juvenile section of the club wish to pass on their sincere sympathy to Pete's wife Hanora and family. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.

Our under-12's kick off their football mini league Round 1 (Group 1) away to Baltinglass on Monday 2 April while our under-16's play away to St Nicholas's in Round 1 (Group A) of the football league on the same night.

Tonight (Wednesday 4 April) the under-14's play away to St Kevin's in Round 1 (Group A) of the football league while the Baile Coimin team play at home to Stratford/grangecon.

Next Wednesday 11 April, the under-14 (Group A) will play at home to Carnew Emmets while the Baile Coimin team play away to AGB 2. All matches in the leagues commence at 6.45pm unless stated. Our Minor's play the re-scheduled semifinal against St Kevin's away also on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm. We wish the lads the best of luck. Please come out and support our young players.

A free Easter hurling camp was held on Tuesday 3 April in Blessington GAA from 9.30am - 2.30pm. I will update on this in next week's report. The under-12 Western Gaels will train in Blessington on Tuesday 10 April at 6pm. Under-7 hurling training on the astro on Mondays from 5pm to 6 pm. Under-8 hurling training on the astro on Tuesdays from 5pm to 6pm. If you need to find out more about hurling in the club contact Ciarán on 0857145288.

Our football academy which caters for boys and girls from 4-8 years of age is on every Saturday morning from 10am - 11am. This is followed by 30 minutes of hurling. For more information contact Eoin Phibbs 086 8282033.

The under-10's train every Saturday morning 10am - 11am and Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. For more information call Bernard on 087 8525199.

The Football Go Games (under-8/under-10) commence on Saturday 14 April in Kilbride/lacken at 10.30am.

Our under-12's train on Monday and Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm. Matches take place every second Monday. Contact Noreen on 0872858375 for more information.

All players must be registered so please ensure that your fee is paid to your manager. €20 first child and €10 for every other child. Subs are capped at €50 per child for the year. If you have anything that you wish to get mentioned in the juvenile notes please e-mail Noreen before 6pm on Sunday's

A Football and Hurling Cul Camp will be held from 9-13 July (F) and 23-27 July (H) in Blessington GAA.

Kelloggs are the new sponsors this year and there will be €5 vouchers printed on all Kelloggs pack which can be used towards the cost of the Cul Camp. For more information please contact Chris O'connor on 086 2239403.


Lotto stands at €6,900. Numbers last week were 1, 8, 21, 25. No winners last week.

The Junior A's had a great display of football against Coolboy in Division 3 of the league on a score of 2-16 to 0-6. Scorers were C. Foley 0-3, T. Cullen 0-3, T. Kealy 1-3, P. Farrell 0-1, A. Nolan 1-2, L. Furlong 0-1, D. Faulkner 0-2, P. Mcgrath 0-1.

Well done and congratulations to the girls of Scoil Chonglais who brought home a Leinster title last week.

They beat Old Bawn Community School of Tallaght on a score of 4-12 to 2-9. Captain of the team Lucy Cushe accepted the Shield on behalf of the Baltinglass girls while Chloe Farrell got player of the match.

The Seniors ladies were defeated by Greystones and the Junior ladies were defeated by Barrndarrig. The ladies are holding a Table Quiz in Horan's back place on Thursday April 5th at 9pm. Adults are €10 each while Juveniles are €5. Tickets are on sale for the County Development Drawwhich starts in May. Tickets are €50 for 3 months and can be had from any committee member.

The Centre of Excellence at Ballinakill is having an Open Day on Monday April 9th from 12.30 - 2pm. The club would like to send sympathy to the Gahan families on the death of their mother and to the Nolan Family Blessington on the death of Pete. R.I.P.


Our ladies football team lost to Baltinglass B team in the Junior league last week in Baltinglass. No game for our Senior football team.

Donard handball club are back in action this year. Club championships have been ignored in our county for over ten years but this year we are back in action.

In the junior 40 x 20 singles championship Joe Mills beat Colm Toomey and Pat Flynn beat Liam Toomey in their first round games played in Ballymore Eustace last week. Joe and Pat will meet in the west final.

Our Senior football team will play Hollywood in Hollywood on Friday next at 7.30pm in Division 1 Senior league.

Our Junior footballers start their division 4 league again on April 19th. More information next week.


On Saturday 7th April we are hosting our Easter Mini All-irelands. Please be in the pitch at 10.45am sharp to pick teams. There will be no under-10 and under-12 training on Easter Monday 9th April. For any further information contact Helen at 087-6470422

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