Thursday 23 May 2019

Around the districts: Ashford, Donard, Hollywood and Tinahely

Ashford - Community Games: Congratulations to the children who won medals last weekend at the art and Handwriting finals in Dunlavin.

The Track and Field Finals will be held in Shillelagh Saturday, June 15 - children interested in taking part should contact Andrea at 086 494774 Ann Marie 083 1522627.

Training for the children who will represent County Wicklow Community Games in Cross Country in Limerick continues every Thursday night in Rugby Club Rathdrum under trainer Bill Porter starting at 6.40 p.m.


Community Games

Congratulations to all our art and Model Making children who competed in the County Finals. We have Evinn Nolan and Alana Quinn through to the all-Ireland Finals on May 25 in Limerick.

Athletic training is on every Wednessday at 4 p.m. in Donard GAA grounds. Our area finals will be held there too on Sunday, May 19, at 10 a.m.

Football club notes

There were no games last due to Punchestown Races.

Our Senior camogie team was in action last week in Newbridge in the Kildare Senior League, and they were pipped at the post by the local Moorfield team, 3-15 to 3-11. Our scorers were Kelly O'Neill (2-6), Katie Tyrrell (1-3) and Sophie Mills (0-2). The team was Nora O'Neill, Katie Danes, Jenny Tyrrell, Amy Barrett Sophie Mills, Claire Whelan, Casey Kelly, Chloe Dwyer, Amine Tyrrell, Raisin Toomey, Kelly O'Neill Emma Hayden, Carmel Whelan, Issy Keenehan, and Rose Dunne Cullen. This a 13 aside competition.

There was no lotto winner last week. Patrick McDonnell, Margaret Walsh and Adam McDermott matched three and won €67 each. Peter Case won the seller's prize. The jackpot is now €4,800.


Hollywood Fair 2019

The Hollywood Fair takes place this year on Saturday and Sunday, August 10, and 11. As in previous years a Hollywood Fair book will be published to coincide with the event. Anyone, who would like to contribute an article or photographs for inclusion in this year's book should get in touch with Johnny Glennon at 087 2373023 or email him at as soon as possible.


Results April 29 - Top score: Liam Heffernan. Other winners: Rose Heffernan, Sheila Heydon, Seán Kelly, Marie Healy, Ger Tyrrell, Tom Kelly, Paddy McGarr, Seán O'Reilly, Carmel Tutty.

Tidy Towns

We would like to thank everyone for their very generous support for our recent cake sale and raffle. Raffle results. Paul Crowe, Breda Reid, Patsy Glennon, Margo Griffin, Anne LeGrue, Anna Corrigan, Ollie Burke, Jimmy Wilson, Mary O'Callaghan. Our work evenings have started, we meet at 7 p.m. and work mornings also continue as we prepare for the judging of the national competition, new faces are more than welcome.

Annual Sports Day

Hollywood's annual Sports Day is on this year on July 14 (49th year) in Hollywood GAA Grounds

Friendship Club

Friendship Club meet in the Hollywood Centre every Wednesday 2.15 to 4.15 p.m. New members always welcome. Call in for a chat/Cuppa, Game Of Cards/:Bingo. Always welcome.

Senior citizens outing

Date for senior citizens Outing is Wednesday, July 3 - full details later.

Walking and Trails Club

The Hollywood Walking and Trails Club held their first meeting this week in Tutty's Pub Hollywood. This meeting was very well attend by enthusiastic walkers from Hollywood, Blessington and Dunlavin areas, all with various walking experience from beginners to proficient in hill walkers. Guest speakers, John O'Reilly from the Immal Walking Club and Helen Lawless Hill Walking Ireland discussed the process of setting up the walking club paying particular attention to legal structures, insurance and the responsibility of the recreational user for their own safety and that of others. Helen Lawless spoke about the health benefits of walking, the preservation of the natural environmental along with the importance of encouraging families and young people to actively participate in hill walking. Citing contact with nature can rebalance ones equilibrium in this busy world.

Hollywood Walking and Trails Club will be hosting fortnightly walks over the summer; information on the upcoming walks will be posted in the Wicklow People Community Notes. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact us at: Hollywood Community Forum: Kay Hogan: Mobile. 087 6477578 Email Aideen Klauer: Mobile. 089 4415644 Email Ann Halpin: Mobile. 087 6690222 Email

Hollywood GAA

The Hollywood GAA lotto draw results May 1. The number drawn were 17, 18, 19 and 20. There was no winner of the jackpot. The seller's prize went to Colin Tutty 521. The €50 winners were Luke Kelly 328, Tar Kelly 327, Shirley, Sinéad, Suzanne 159. The next draw will be held in Tutty's on Wednesday, May 15, for a jackpot of €9,800. Please return all tickets by 7.30 p.m. Good luck to everyone and thank you to all sellers and buyers of tickets throughout the year. Your continued support is much appreciated. You can purchase lotto tickets locally from club members and local businesses and online at

Under-seven and under-nine hurling is on every Tuesday night seven - 8 p.m. in Hollywood for both boys and girls. Hurls and Helmets will be available for new comers.If anyone has spare helmets or hurls please bring them along. Juvenile football training for boys and girls has started back on Thursday nights 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone welcome. Club membership is now due and please remember your child is not insured to train or play unless they are registered. Mouth guards are mandatory. New coaches are welcome and needed.

Hollywood GAA Membership is now due. Payable to Mikey Healy, Kevin Murphy a committee member or online at Clothes Recycling drive for the next five weeks in aid of St Kevin's Juvenile Football Club. Please drop your unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags and soft toys to the foyer of Hollywood GAA Clubhouse at training or match times. Thank you for your support.

Neighbourhood Alertness

Care of the Elderly: Anyone over aged 65 and are in need of advice/obtaining a Phone Security System contact Marie at 085 1072356 This also applies to Smoke Alarms.

Be a good neighbour and call regularly for a friendly chat and making sure everything is ok. You can call Garda Crime Unit in emergency 045 865202 or 999/112.

Please be careful as to whom you allow into your home as there are Conmen and Women calling to houses in the locality. Be alert at all times, if in doubt contact the Guards in Blessington 045 865202. Also it is important to look out for each other in our Neighbour Hoods and be vigilant at all times.

Birthday Parties

The Hollywood Centre is available for your child's special day. Call the centre at 045 864979 for details.

Hollywood Bingo

Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Centre every Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. We have two jackpots - €3,000 and €3,850 to play for each week.

Doctor's Clinic

The Doctor's Clinic will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Pranic Healing

This is now available in the Hollywood Centre. Pranic Healing is a non- touch energy healing treatment. Feeling stressed and need to relax or need pain relief from aches and pains. If you would like to book an appointment or need more information please contact Margaret Keogh 087 9674570.


To book the Hollywood Centre, or place a notice in the district section of the Wicklow People please contact the centre at 045 864979 or email All notes must be in the Hollywood Centre before 11 a.m. on Friday for the following week.


Coffee and cake morning

Luke O'Tooles under-14 Féile team are hosting a coffee morning on Friday, May 10, in Murphys Hotel from 9.30 a.m. till 1 p.m. Please come along for a cuppa and chat. The boys from Tinahely and Aughrim are representing their county at the all-Ireland Hurling Féile competition in Cork. All support is very much appreciated.

Tinahely walking club

The following are the walks for the next two weeks for Tinahely Walking club. May 12: Askamore. Level B, 12km, 3.5 hours. Meet Askamore 10 a.m. May 19: Kyle Loop. Level B, 18km, 4.5 hours. Meet Tinahely GAA car park 10 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink.

Thank you

Anna Hedderman hosted a very successful coffee and Cake fundraiser on Friday, May 3, in the Courthouse Arts Centre, and all for a worthy cause. In excess of €1,800 was raised. This event was part of Anna's fundraising campaign for Nurture Africa, a charity she will be volunteering with on a three-week placement in Uganda during June. A selection of delicious homemade cakes were served which went down a treat. Thanks to all who baked. Thanks to everyone who supported, helped and contributed in any way to this fundraiser. Your generosity is so much appreciated.

Kilcommon NS fair day

The Kilcommon National School Fair Day takes place this Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cakes, tea, good as new clothes, plants, toys and much more. Playground games and fun for all the family.

Jimmy Cullen sponsored walk

The annual Jimmy Cullen, 4A's Hill walking Club Sponsored Walk in aid of the children of Chernoybl Foundation (Arklow Gorey Group) takes place on Sunday, May 12. There will be three walks, 10K, 5K and the Ciaran Shannon Route. Runners are most welcome. Registration is €10 on the day and the event start will be at the Playground End of Annacurra Church car park. Registration open at 09.30 and event starts at 10 a.m. Event is an unsupported one but all routes will be well marked. Preregistration and sponsorship cards are available by contacting Jane Cullen at 087 2703498.

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