Tuesday 21 November 2017


It's been a quiet week for the camogie club. The Under-14s continue to impress with a win over Kiltegan on June 30. The Under-12s are on a break until July 25 with the Under-13s due to play Annacurra at home on July 11. Meanwhile, the Under-8s and Under-10s played great at their blitz in Knockananna last Saturday (July 5).


Our county Senior footballers were beaten by Sligo in the qualifiers last Saturday evening and ending our All-Ireland championship run. Well done to our club players on the county team namely Paul Earls, Daragh O'Sullivan, Paudge McWalter and Dean Healy.

They did club and county proud. They put in a huge commitment throughout the season and they should be commended on their commitment. Also well done to all the other county panellists and indeed Harry Murphy and his management team for their work and commitment.

Our Under-14 boys play Baltinglass on Monday, July 14 in Dunbur Park at 7.30pm and all support is welcome and training continues this Friday evening in Dunbur Park at 6.15pm.

Also we have training for our Senior ladies team this Friday evening, July 11 at 7.30pm in Dunbur Park at 7.30pm and on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.

We have club rounders in our club grounds every Saturday evening at 6pm. All family members are welcome.

Our hurling section are organising a Benefit Golf Classic for the Player Benevolent Fund on the weekend of July 18 and 19 at Glenmill Golf Club. A four ball team costs €100 and Tee Box sponsorship cost €50. Please contact PJ Morrissey at 087-7561772 to book a team and support this worthy cause.

You may also contact James Quirke, Pat Stapleton, Brian Gleeson, or Gary Jameson. We need your support for this worthy cause.

Our Senior hurlers will be looking for three wins out of three in the championship when they take on Arklow Rocks this Sunday coming July 13 at 1pm. So we need all the support we can get. The game is at our county grounds in Aughrim.

The Healy family will be holding a Phil Healys Red Lipstick Day in honour of Nel Healy, RIP, and in order to raise funds for various clubs in the town. There will be a world record attempt for the most people, young and old, wearing red lipstick in the same venue at the same time. A monster raffle will then take place and everyone hopes that it will become an annual event especially in the memory of Nel Healy.

The children's nursery continues on Saturday mornings between 11am and 12.30 pm. This is for boys and girls from four years of age upwards in both grades of hurling and football.

Our club lotto jackpot now stands at €7,350. So please get your lotto ticket in order to win this fabulous cash prize. Contact if you have club notes for your section.


Well done to the Under-14 boys who performed so well in the Feile competition, they did both their club and county proud. Congratulations to the U 14 girls who won their league during the week , well done to the players and mentors.

Best of luck to the Minors who are out in the championship this week. Reminder that the Cul Camps take place in Dunlavin from July 14 to 19.


It has been a busy few weeks for the juvenile club. The Under-12s have had some good results in the football league while the Under-12 hurlers have had a few mixed results.

Please have a look at the Aughrim GAA website for a match report on all their games to date.

The Under-10 and Under-8 footballers continue to do well at the Go Games blitzes and while there is a great turn out for training every Tuesday evening, we are not getting the same turn out at the blitzes. We would ask parents to consider bringing their children to the blitzes as it is a great way to spend a Saturday morning, the kids certainly enjoy the occasion and the parents get a chance to have a chat with other like minded parents.

The Under-10 and Under-8 hurlers continue to do well, the Under-10s played a blitz in Kilcoole recently and won all their games, while the Under-8s enjoyed a great night in Ballinakill.

The Under-8 hurlers are doing remarkably well, with most already mastering the art of the hurling swing.

Aughrim hosted a hurling blitz on Friday night last, we would like to thank all our referees and the parents who helped out and contributed to making the night another great success. We would also like to thank the kids for their fine performances, well done to all.

Just a reminder on the up and coming Kelloggs Cul Camps, Aughrim are hosting the camp from Monday, July 21 - 25.

The Aughrim juvenile club would like to thank Aughrim Cabs most sincerely for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for the Under-10 kids. We look forward to seeing the kids in their new gear in the coming weeks at football and hurling blitzes.

Our Under-8s and Under-10s hurling blitz in Aughrim was cancelled due to the bad weather.

Our next outing is next Saturday morning in Shilleagh at the Under-8s and Under-10s football blitz. Hope to see you all there.


We played our fourth championship match last Friday night in Hollywood against Valleymount. This was a big game for both clubs with both needing too win it, but at the end we were victorious by three points on a score line of 1-11 to 1-08.

This result gives us three wins from four matches. We started off very slow and within the first 15 minutes Valleymount were well on top and leading 1-01 to 0-01.

But then we started to take control off midfield and replied with three unanswered points to level the game but Valleymount got a point before half to go in leading by a point.

After a good chat at half time we came out flying and started to win balls in all areas off the pitch. Within the first 10 minutes of the second half we were two points ahead but Valleymount kept plugging away and it was score for score until Davie McDonald got a through ball 20 yards out and finished it lovely to the bottom corner of the net.

This goal put us in control and we got a couple of points to put us four up with eight minutes to play.

Valleymount got it back to within a point at one stage but we got back on track with two points to win by three.

There was some excellent scores on the day but the score of the game had to be Jack Dunne's point from 45 yards out near the sideline and this was at a vital time of the game.

This was a good team performance and everyone put in a solid 60 plus minutes. So everyone get down to the field for training, the last few weeks are starting to show that things are picking up. Next up is Valleymount at home in the league. No definite date yet.

And our next championship game is against Barrindarrig on July 27. All support welcome.

It was quite on the juvenile front the last week with no matches at any age group, training is starting to drop a bit at juvenile level so parents/guardians please try and encourage you children to go down to the pitch for one hour every Wednesday. Thanks again to Tommy Carroll for all his help with our juveniles.

We had Graeme Gerathy training Avondale's Under-14s in Laragh last week. The lads really enjoyed this and hopefully got a few tips off him.

We've a few players playing Under-16 with An Tochar. They lost against a strong Bray Emmets team by two points last week so best of luck in your next fixture.

The Laragh kids that are attending the nursery in Avondale every Saturday morning are really enjoying it so hopefully this builds year by year and we can get more of our players involved over the next years. If anyone needs more details on this contact Fergal Olohan.

Don't forget to get your kids registered for this years Cul Camps it's only a few weeks away now, you can register on line or contact any committee member for more details.

There's a new text alert service getting up and running in the Laragh/Glendalough area this in conjunction with the Garda Siochana it only costs €10 per subscriber per year. Closing date is Friday, July 18. It's well worth the €10.

Hard luck to the Wicklow Senior footballers, losing in a close game to Sligo by a couple of points.

The club are organising a tour of Turlough Hill on Thursday, August 7 at 3.30pm. This will take approximately one hour. Names are needed ASAP so contact Fergal Olohan at 087 2107876.


Newtown Seniors held out for a draw against Carnew Emmets in the second game of the championship on Sunday afternoon in Aughrim.

It was a game that we should have won given the spirit displayed by the team and considering the great second half comeback which raised the score board by 15 points but unfortunately we ran out of time. Well done to Minor player Bobby Greenan on first Senior match. Replay dates to be confirmed.

There is a busy week ahead for Newtown juvenile teams, but before we get to that we must thank Ian Culbert, Noel Doyle, and Titch Healy for their help in the recent Under-14 match when a young man, Padraig Keogh, was taken to hospital. All at Newtown GAA send their thanks to those who assisted and wish Padraig a speedy recovery.

On Monday evening our Under-12s are at home to Kilmac and the Under-16s are away to Ashford followed by an Under-8 and 10s blitz on Friday evening in Newcastle.

The Minors hope to follow up their win last week with another on Wednesday evening when they take on Carnew at home in the Minor B football championship, good luck lads.

Hard luck to Newtown ladies who were beaten by AGB in the Junior Championship on Saturday evening. Next fixture to be confirmed.

Kellogg's Gaa Cúl camps is on in Newtown from July 14 to 18, this is open to all girls and boys aged 6-13yrs old. Book online or contact Garrett Doyle at 083 4357460.

No winner of last week's lotto numbers drawn were 2, 5, 16, and 17. Three match three numbers won €70 each, next week's jackpot is €6200.


The launch night for Strictly will be next Friday, July 11 in Parkview House, Shillelagh, Coolkenno and Tinahely dancers will meet at this event. Doors open 8.30pm. The competing dancers will be announced.

September 26 is the qualifiers for the Coolkenno Strictly. This will be held in Parkview House Shillelagh. The grand final against Tinahely will be held on October 26 in the Amber Springs hotel in Gorey.

Coolkenno Juniors played the first round of the championship against Aughrim on Sunday in Arklow.

Coolkenno had the better of the exchanges and were in a commanding position at half time. Cormac Byrne had a fine game and finished on a score of 3-03.

Stephen Donoghue kept a clean sheet, pulling off two fine saves. Mark Farrell played well at full-forward, helped by his fellow industrious forwards. Coolkenno defenders stood up to serious pressure in the last quarter as Aughrim chased goals.

In all a solid team performance by the Coolkenno men. Blessington will provide the next test. Final score: Coolkenno 3-8, Aughrim 0-15.

Take me out, Coolkenno, will take place in Parkview House, Shillelagh on July 25. This is sure to be a great night. Tickets available from Anna Nolan, Macayla Flynn, Robyn Ellerker, Rachael Hickey or any club member.

On Wednesday, the Coolkenno ladies beat Baltinglass in the league. The match was played at home and finished on a score line of Coolkenno 4-11, Baltinglass 1-6.

Coolkenno were behind at half time, trailing 1-3 to 0-5. Coolkenno put in a super second half performance to win.

Coolkenno scorers were. Macayla Flynn 4-2, Nadine Nolan 0-3, Rebecca Bowes 0-2, Amy Bermingham 0-2, Megan Doyle 0 -2.

Well done to Bethany Sharpe who made her debut and had a fine game at corner-back.

A special thanks to Paudge McCarthy who has done a super painting job on the club house. Thanks to Paddy Farrell, Mick Furlong, Frank Bailey and others who have done great work keeping the field and clubhouse in great condition.

On Saturday, July 19, the ladies will play away to Baltinglass in the championship. Time TBC.

This week's lotto numbers were 3, 12, 21, and 26. Bonus number was 36. The jackpot is now €11,900. Tickets available from any club member.

Training for Seniors, Juniors, Minors and Under-16s is Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

Ladies training on Tuesdays at 7pm and Friday at 7.30pm. Juvenile training for all boys and girls is Friday at 7pm.

Keep up to date on all club events: Like us on Facebook: Coolkenno GAA.


The next meeting of the Arklow Geraldine's Ballymoney executive is scheduled for Wednesday, July 9 at 8pm in the County GAA board room.

AGB Summer Camp will be held from July 21 to 25. More details to follow.

Further First Aid and Defibrillator courses will be held by the club depending on interest. Please register your interest in attending a future course by emailing Our last courses were fully booked so please get your name in early to secure a place.

Best of luck to Niamh Arthur who represents AGB in the Seabreeze Festival Princess competition.

AGB submitted a request for funding under the Sports Capital Programme 2014 earlier this year. Under this scheme, and thanks to the Trojan work done by the AGB focus group, we will benefit from this grant.

This is a great news story for our club and will enable the completion of our Ballymoney development. Many thanks to our focus group, Jimmy Dunne, Ray Menton, Gillian Byrne, John Lawlor, Freddie Millar, Donal Duffy, Martin McAndrew, and Michael Phelan, who worked long and hard to secure this funding which we all in AGB are very thankful for. Thanks also to all our members for your continued support.

A new order of club gear will arrive on July 16. AGB t-shirts for €7, a hoodie and t-shirt for €30. Please pre-order to avoid disappointment. Contact Kerry on 087 3287881.

Academy is running from 11.15am-12.15pm each Saturday morning on the astro turf, in Pearse Park. Come join the fun and make new friends. Caters for boys and girls aged four to six.

The Under-8/Under-10 girls have a blitz in St. Pat's on Saturday, July 12 starting at 10.30am.

The Under-8/Under-7 boys have a blitz in Shillelagh on Saturday, July 12, starting at 10.30am. Please meet in Pearse Park at 9.45am.

AGB's Under-10 girls took on Clonee in their second Wexford league match on Tuesday July 1. The game ended 5-6 to 1-6 in favour of a talented Clonee team. For full report see: U10 Girls Report at

The Under-10 boys had a good workout in the last home Blitz in Arklow. We hosted Baltinglass, Tinahely and Carnew. The two Under-10 teams played well in all three games. Well done to all involved.

The next fixture for the Under-10/Under-9 boys is a blitz in Shillelagh on July 12, starting at 10.30am. Please meet in Pearse Park at 9.45am.

The Under-12 Division 1 girls were out in their last league game at home to St. Pat's on July 3. This was a very tough encounter. Final score: AGB 0-3, St. Pats 7-10.

There was one celebration on the night though, with some birthday cake for Abbie Healy.

Well done to the Under-14 boys who had a great win over Eire Og in the Division 1B League on June 30. Final score: AGB 10-10, Eiré Óg Greystones 4-08.

AGB's Under-14 Division 1 girls took to the field for the league against Bray on July 1 looking to get back to winning ways and the girls were in no mood to be beaten and ran out convincing winners in the end.

For full report and picture see: U14 Girls Report at

The Under-16 ladies played Ballyboden St. Enda's in a challenge game recently. Always a welcome challenge, this occasion proved no different with Ballyboden coming out the eventual winners on this occasion. Final score Ballyboden 4-10 Arklow 5-4. For report by Ballyboden see: U16 Ladies Report by Ballyboden at

Best of luck to the Minor lads team who get their championship under way on Wednesday evening, July 9, away to St. Kevin's.

AGB Junior ladies took on Newtown in the opening round of the Junior championship on Saturday, July 5 at 7pm in Newtown.

Final score: AGB 2-8 Newtown 0-1.

For full report and picture see: Junior Ladies Report at

Hard luck to the Junior men who were out on July 3 in the first round of the championship. The lads played a tough match against Rathnew who went home the winners on a score line of AGB 1-11, Rathnew 3-15.

Well done to all of our Under-16 players involved with the Wicklow team who defeated Meath in the Gerry Reilly Under-16 tournament.

Hard luck to Ciaran Hyland and the Wicklow men's team on their narrow defeat to Sligo.

For all upcoming AGB fixtures and updates please go to: Fixtures at


Well done to our Junior team on a fantastic win in the championship against Avoca on Sunday last.

The lads were down by a point at halftime 2-5 to 10 but a spirited second half seen them take control of the game. Next up is Hollywood in four weeks time so keep the heads down and train hard.

Our Senior team are gearing up for their championship match on Sunday evening at 5pm when they will play Avondale. This is a game that we simply have to win so come along and support our team.

Our annual golf classic is on Friday in Coollattin. Please contact Anthony Darcy for a tee time. Our locals come dancing have started their training now so be sure to support these dancers along the way as they run various fundraisers. I'm told the big night will take place in October. Keep an eye out for more details.

Finally hard luck to Wicklow who exited the championship on Saturday last when Sligo beat them.


Lotto numbers drawn 7, 15, 19, and 22. Three match three winners share €200. Raymond Healy c/o Ray Healy, Ciara Coffey c/o Mose Coffey, Jamie Hayden c/o Saturday coaching.

Rathnew GAA club lotto now €4,100 folks so don't forget to buy a ticket to be in with a chance to win.

Wicklow went down to Sligo in Round 2 of the qualifiers. Hard luck to everyone involved.

If Wicklow want to succeed they are going to have to go back to the drawing board. Senior inter-county footballers don't just appear. Our underage set up is not working.

We need to nurture our young talent like seedlings, giving them the right conditions and proper care so that they can develop into healthy strong young players.

Often, a lot of potential is lost before some players find themselves at Senior level. They can do an ok job but they haven't had the right upbringing or care to maximise their true ability and performances.

Now with Wicklow's summer over thoughts return to club football. Next up for Rathnew is a meeting with Baltinglass in the Senior championship.

Rathnew GAA Club's annual golf classic for the 'Kevin Gill' perpetual trophy will take place at Wicklow Golf Club on Saturday, August 16. Contact Eamonn Franey on 086-0665350.

Saturday coaching each and every Saturday. Please come along and check it out. New players always welcome. This is for all girls and boys.

Gym membership available now. Contact Anto Doyle on 085-7252430.

Congratulations to Paul Ronan and Niamh Hunter on the birth of their new Baby girl, Chloé, recently.

Congratulations to young Phillip O'Neill who celebrated his 18th recently.

Best wishes to Jenna Coffey and Thomas Dunne who were married last week.

The reason I leave contact details week in week out is so people can contact me if they want something mentioned.

I am neither a psychic nor an FBI agent, so if you want a mention get in contact.

To get in contact: Vincent at 086 8430446 and Facebook at Rathnew GAA Club.

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