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Tuesday 23 September 2014

AGB invites everyone to their registration day

Published 06/02/2013 | 16:00

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Agb are kicking off another eventful year with registration day on February 10 and if you want to shake of the winter blues with some fun and exercise this would be good place to start.

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The club caters for children and adults, boys and girls from four to 104 years of age and beyond if necessary. AGB players and members are a team both on and off the pitch.

According to the club one of AGB aims is encouraging participation, development and enjoyment. This has lead to numerous successes. In 2012 alone 60 new boys and girls joined the underage academy. Here the youngest members learn new skills and meet new friends. The club's U-8 to U10 boys and girls took part in regular blitzes organised in various locations in the county.

The U-10 girls team took part in the 'Rising Stars' competition - a Leinster League. AGB's U-12 girls Division 1 team finished joint second in their league and the U-12 Division 2 team reached the B Shield final.

The club's U-14 girls reached the Feile final while the U-14 Division 1 team won the league and the U-14 Division 2 team reached the Shield final. There was county success for the U-13 and U-14 boys who became county championship winners.

Staying with the U-14 boys, this talented bunch were crowned Wicklow Féile winners while the U-16 ladies won the U-16 A league and the 'A' Shield.

The Minor ladies reached the Minor A Cup final and the Junior ladies doubled up with the league and cup titles. The Senior ladies took home the Intermediate Leinster League title and the Senior men were Keating Trophy semi-finalists.

As well as all the above AGB is regularly represented at county level across from juvenile to Senior, men and women.

AGB has been very active in its community involvement. Upcoming events for the year are the Joint Mass with ARP on February 16, the St. Patricks Day parade, Operation Transformation starting on February 22, annual Fun Run, team presentations, as well as numerous other events. Other attractions to come are 'Gaelic for Mothers' and 'Over 35's' mens league.

Every member of academy from age four to age 10 receives regular training based purely on a development/non competitive basis - learning through fun.

From age 11 upwards all members will receive coaching twice weekly (minimum). These age groups will take part in organised leagues and cups in association with the Wicklow county board.

Registration Day is on February 10 in Gaelcholaiste na Mara, from 12pm to 3pm. Registration forms are available on the website, www.arklowgaa.com. Cost of registration for the full year are as follows: Academy: U-4-U-7 €20, U-8-U-18 €35 and adult members cost €55.

Family discounts given on four and above members. There will be a raffle for all attendees on the day.

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