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Saturday 20 April 2019

Around the districts: Ashford, BBKR, Glenealy, Kilmacanogue

Ashford: Community Games. Congratulations to the under-13 indoor soccer boys who are county winners and will go forward to Leinster with their next game away to Dublin the winner of this game home to Kildare.

Reminder - upcoming County Finals: Swimming in Arklow Saturday, March 30 (afternoon): table quiz in Aughrim Saturday 30TH March (Evening): Cross Country in Avondale March 31: Gymnastics Arklow April 7 and Talent Final in Glenealy Hall on Sunday, April 14, if anyone interested contact Sheila at 086 8683395 or Phyllis 086 8532573.

Our area Talent Final will be held on Sunday, March 24, in Glenealy Hall with music, song, dance and Recitation with under-12 and under-16 girls and boys going forward to the county final which our area will host in Glenealy Hall on Sunday, April 14.

BBKR

Defibrillators for our community

Calling upon residents of our community to attend an Open Public Meeting to discuss the merits of supplying & installing a number of Defibrillators at strategic locations throughout the local area. There is no person immune to Cardiac Arrest, it can happen to anyone at any time.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, getting involved on a working group, helping out with fundraising, or even expressing your opinions & ideas, please come along. This meeting will take place in Jack Whites Pub onThursday 4th April at 8 p.m.

Glenealy

Card drive

Whist partner Card drive will be on in Glenealy Village Hall this Thursday night, March 14. 45 card drive will be the following Thursday night March 21, both nights at 8.30 p.m. New players always welcome.

Indoor bowls

Indoor bowls is in Glenealy Village Hall every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. just drop in any Wednesday night if you would like to start playing in door bowls great hobby for the winter nights. For more information contact 0404 44040.

Cottage market

The cottage market, located in the Glenealy Garden Centre takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.

The market features local and organic vegetables, freshly baked breads, cakes and savouries, as well as jams, chutneys and tarts. Locally produced wild honey is on offer as are healthy Aloe products. Beautiful wood turned pieces, artisan gifts such as delicate dried flower crafts, tea, coffee and healthy snacks are also available.

So come along, support local Wicklow producers and enjoy the atmosphere in our little cottage market. New stall holders are always welcome.

Pilates classes

Pilates classes now running in Glenealy Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Running from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. seven weeks for €70 or drop-in-rate €12. Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, co-ordination, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. To book your place contact Zara Elkinson at 087 9367474. For more info and to keep up to date like on Facebook at pilates with Zara.

Gymboree

Gymboree play and music classes continue every Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. in Glenealy Village Hall. Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from six months - four years. teach your child a love of music through songs, dance, movement fun and musical instruments, exploring various different music styles. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Rachel at 086 8330212 for more information and to book your place.

Saturdays playgroup

The Saturdays playgroup is back in Glenealy village on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midday. Fun play for pre-school children and up. Cost is €3 per family.

Community games

Congratulations to the under-13 indoor soccer boys who are county winners and will go forward to Leinster with their next game away to Dublin the winner of this game home to Kildare.

Reminder - upcoming County Finals: Swimming in Arklow Saturday, March 30 (afternoon): table quiz in Aughrim Saturday 30TH March (Evening): Cross Country in Avondale March 31: Gymnastics Arklow April 7 and Talent Final in Glenealy Hall on Sunday, April 14, if anyone interested contact Sheila at 086 8683395 or Phyllis 086 8532573.

Our area Talent Final will be held on Sunday, March 24, in Glenealy Hall with music, song, dance and Recitation with under-12 and under-16 girls and boys going forward to the county final which our area will host in Glenealy Hall on Sunday, April 14.

Toddlers haven

Registration is on going for 2019,2020. New ECCE start date is two years and eight months, morning and afternoon sessions available, contact Sheena at 086 4066308 for more information.

Foroige youth club

Glenealy Foróige youth club is in Glenealy Village hall every Friday night from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for youths aged 12 years to 18 years. Anyone interested can come along any Friday night for more information contact 0404 44040.

Astro turf

Our state-of-the-art astroturf pitch is available. We are taking bookings for morning, afternoon or evening times at very competitive rates. Please contact us at 0404 44040 for more information.

Village hall

Glenealy village hall is now available for corporate and social events, meetings, parties, workshops etc. with great facilities and keen rates. Mornings, afternoons and evening times are now available. For more information contact us at 0404 44040 or email glenealyvillagehall@eircom.net.

Glenealy IT centre

Enrolment is now taking place for the following courses: ECDL, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word and Excel Advanced, Bookkeeping/Accounts Sageline 50. Contact 0404 44980. The art and Handwriting are taking place at the moment.

ORGANIC HORTICULTURE COURSE QQI L5: Part-Time Training Course 26 weeks (2.5 days per week). Commences May 2019 - Ideal opportunity of a funded training programme aimed at individuals with an interest in gaining a recognised qualification and employment in Organic Horticulture/Gardening. Participants will develop skills which will equip them to function in a horticulture/gardening business environment. Contact 0404 44980.

PAYROLL COURSE: Enrolment is now taking place in Glenealy IT Centre for a part-time Manual and Computerised Payroll Course QQI Level 5. Commencing March. Contact 0404 44980.

Kilmacanogue

CFR open evening

Our Kilmacanogue Cardiac First Responders would like to invite anyone interested in learning more about life saving skills from paediatric to adult and the importance of knowing your Eircode (help available) to an open evening on Wednesday, March 20, in the Glenview Hotel starting at 8 p.m. The whole message is 'Do You Know Your Eircode' which is vital if contacting emergency services.

Feel free to bring a friend and you can book your place(s) by texting 'OPEN EVENING' to 087 2060383.

Remembering Bobby

It is hard to believe that it is almost a year since we lost Bobby Messett, the innocent victim of the Bray Boxing Club shooting. Well, to remember his first anniversary in June, his family and partner are undertaking a massive fundraiser which is called 'Bobby Messetts Mission'.

In June of this year, six of Bobby's family and friends will walk the Camino for six days in hope of raising €20,000 for a new aEEG machine for the Neonatal ICU for our National Maternity Hospital. This is where Bobby's Granddaughter Poppie received therapeutic cooling after birth in 2016. From this day on, Bobby was determined to raise money to provide equipment to help other families in the same situation. As Bobby is no longer with us, his family and friends have decided to take on his mission and raise the money in his honour.

Bobby's partner Natalie, Ex-wife Jackie, Daughter Demi-leigh, Sister Paula, Niece Hayley and Friend Laurna will be walking a section of the Camino (114km) on June 1 They would greatly appreciate your support in helping them reach their target. (All donations will go directly to the NMH foundation for a new aEEG machine, the trip is self-funded).

International Women's Day

A celebration of International Women's Day took place last Friday with a coffee morning held at the GAA clubhouse. All proceeds went directly to Bray Women's Refuge and delighted to report that €440 was raised on the morning so well done to everyone involved.

Plucks Golf Society

The first outing of Plucks Golf Society will take place this Saturday in Powerscourt (West Course) Golf Club. Greg O'Donnell is the 2019 Captain and he has appointed Jim Messitt as his Vice Captain.

Tee off time is 10.30 a.m. and the tee times are as follows: (1) Tom Creaven, Peter McKeown, Colm Mulligan; (2) Robert Moore, Graham Tighe, John Lyster; (3) Gerry Touhy, Eddie Byrne, Shay Quinn, Kevin Molloy; (4) Dan Nolan; Jim McGrath, Emmet Kinsella, Paul Murphy; (5) Brian Morgan, Ray Nally, Trevor Carr, Paddy Byrne Snr; (6) Jim Messett, Colm Griffith, Bob O'Donnell, Cian Bermingham; (7) Louis Nally, Ray Lyster, Brendan Finnerty, Alan O'Neill; (8) Anthony McGrath, Mark Quinn, Greg O'Donnell and Tom Byrne.

Everyone is invited back that evening to Plucks and the prize giving will be at 8 p.m. Best of luck to all the golfers and especially to Greg on his 2019 Captaincy, they have held you back long enough Greg.

GAA news

Kilmacanogue Senior team staged another remarkable comeback on Sunday when they beat Annacurra on a 2-14 to 3-09 score line.

It looked bleak at the start when Kilmacanogue trailed 2-01 to 01 after a few minutes and it was still a 6-point lead at the break for the visitors at 2-06 to six points. However, Mark King seems to be delivering some great halftime speeches of late the Kilmacanogue totally dominated the scoring 2-08 while the visitors got 1-03 and the hosts ran out 2-point winners. Well done, lads.

Clann Na Gael Ladies

Well done to the Clann Na Gael ladies' team on their super victory on Saturday. They beat Carnew Emmet's 3-04 to 2-05 in a thrilling game played in Enniskerry. Their scorers were Laura O'Toole (1-02), Laura Shannahan (1-0), Sophie Nolan (1-0) and twins Jamie and Sophie Curran a point each. This was a great start to the Division 3 league campaign and well-done ladies.

Soccer action

Pride of place in the club this week goes to the under-13s who in only their second game ever at 11-a-side, travelled to Wicklow Rovers last Sunday morning and came away with a great 2-1 victory. Luke Honan got the two Glens goals in the first half and despite a strong second half revival from Rovers, the glens stood strong and got a great victory.

The under-eights played Sporting Greystones at home and won all three matches with all 11 Glens players outstanding on the day.

The under-10s travelled to Roundwood Sunday morning and suffered defeat on a bitterly cold day. Ben Merrigan, Darragh Murray and Tadgh Reynolds got the goals and the stand out player for the glens was Zoe Bradshaw.

Notes

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