Rathnew club notes

May 20, 2019

Rathnew Gaa 1885 is the clubs one and only official Facebook page. Any other page with our name has nothing to do with our club is not run by anyone in our club.


With the season started for all teams any club gear can be bought on the Rathnew shop on the O'Neill's website or just follow the link on our Facebook page. 


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot on the 13th may. Numbers 15, 21, 25, 26. We had no match 3. At the time of writing the jackpot stands at €10,800. Get your tickets from Doyle's, The Arches, The Village Inn, Rockies, Healy's Mini Market, View hair & beauty, Malone's, Dowling's Butchers and Centra every Friday and Saturday evening from 5.30pm. Thanks to everyone who supports our lotto. 


Membership is now well over due. It is vital that all adult and juveniles pay their membership or they are not covered if injured. If no effort is made to pay then they will be unable to train or play. Contact the team coaches for membership details.


The 2019 Kellogg's cul camp dates have been released. Rathnew will be hosting it the week starting the 12th of August. It's always a brilliant week for the kids so book early on kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie or follow the link on our Facebook page.


The nursery is on every Saturday morning at 11.15. It's for all kids aged 3 upwards and is always great fun. Contact James Stafford 0833193238 for more details.


A massive thanks to everyone who supported the Kevin Gill golf classic in Wicklow on Saturday. To everyone who played, our sponsors, Peter, Eamon, Clifford for organising it, Tussie Dignam and Cissie Murphy for cooking up a storm on the BBQ. Winners: 1st Dean and Dylan Franey, 2nd Mark and Jean Doyle, 3rd BA Franey and Jonnie Carton, 3rd Ryan Dowling and Glen Hughes, Junior 1st: Connor Coffey and Toby Murphy, Nearest the pin: Wobbles 7th & 11th, Darren Ronan 17th. Longest drive: Mark Doyle 18th. Thanks to Sponsors on the day, Doyle's main sponsor, Healy's Mini Market for the food, Clifford Murphy for the prizes, Woodpecker Bar & Restaurant, Wicklow print solutions, Robert Merrigan plastering, Rosanna construction, Eddie Byrne construction, Ashford contract cleaners, Quinn bricklayers, EW print & design, Broomhall Developments. 


Hard luck to the senior team who lost out to AGB in the league on Friday night, next up is Hollywood away on Sunday at 11am. The intermediate team were beaten by An Tochar on Saturday night, next up is Ballymanus away on Saturday at 5pm. The minors had an impressive win away to Blessington on Friday, next up is St. Nickolas away on Monday at 7.15. The under 11 teams had two great matches at home against AGB and Eire Og both playing some great football while our under 7 and 9 teams had an away Go Games blitz in Wicklow on Friday evening. The under 15's are away to Eire Og on Wednesday at 7.15 and the junior B's are away to Ashford on Thursday at 7.30. 

Hard luck to the ladies team who lost to Clann Na Gael in the league on Thursday. The u10 girls team had a brilliant blitz in Ashford on Saturday and the under 12's had a great win away to Baltinglass also on Saturday. 

Well done to Eoin, Sean, Fionn and the rest of the county minor footballers who beat Louth last week in the Leinster championship with Eoin helping himself to 2-7. They've now set up a 1/4 final clash with Dublin. Hard luck to the county hurlers who lost to Down in the Christy Ring cup on Saturday. 


All in the club send its condolences to the family's of Shay Murphy (England) and Paddy Prendergast (New York) who both sadly passed away recently. May they both rest in peace. 

Best wishes to former chairman Peter 'the bruiser' Byrne who is in hospital at the moment. Everyone in the club send well wishes and prayers to peter. 

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