Co Board Briefs
Contracts were signed in Jacobs Well for the building of 2 million complex in Ballinakill, Rathdrum on Monday. The Wicklow Hire Centre of Excellence Arena was open to the public to examine progress and a look at the future. Martin Skelly Chairman of Leinster Council presented a cheque for ‚Ç¨275,000 to Mick Hagan Chairman of Wicklow County Board. At present we have six playing pitches on this 58 acre site. The contract for the building was awarded to LJM Ltd Dunlavin. Work will commence immediately and be completed before the end of 2013. This state of the art arena with its six floodlit pitches must be the goal for every young player to be part of in the future. Ashford GAA Club were represented and everybody signed the historic plan to be located in the main arena.
The Wicklow County Board of the GAA conducted a training programme for Club Officers in the Arklow Bay Hotel on Wednesday. In conjunction with Croke Park and Leinster Council officers provided guidance and training for the club Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and PRO. Again Ashford GAA Club was represented and appreciated the imitative of the County Board to put in place this necessary training.
Thursday saw the introduction to the public of the Wicklow GAA Development Squads in the Arklow Bay Hotel. 200 players from all parts of the county were presented with playing kits from sponsors Sinnott Autos, Main Skoda Dealer in Wicklow. These Development Squads were represented by players at Under 14 Football and Hurling, Under 15 Football and Hurling and Under 16 Football and Hurling. Coaching Officer Ronnie Phillips and Club Chairperson spoke on the benefits of our Development Squads, the Wicklow Hire Centre of Excellence in Ballinakill and his own playing experience with the Wicklow Minor Football Team. He also thanked the parents for their co-operation and assistance. Again to be a member of this elite Development Squad must be the aim of every juvenile in the Ashford GAA Club.
County Minor Football Panel
Ashford GAA Club would like to wish Gavin Weir and Aaron Nugent every success with the Wicklow Minor Football Panel when they play their first round match against Laois in Aughrim on Saturday at 7:00pm. Congratulations to Wicklow on defeating Laois 2-6 to 1-5. Wicklow will play in the Quarter Final on the 19th May.
Wicklow Senior Football Team
Congratulations to Harry Murphy and the Wicklow Senior Football Team on reaching the final of Division 4 and gaining promotion to Division 3. Wicklow can expect to see the following counties in Aughrim next year, Meath, Monaghan, Sligo, Roscommon, Antrim and Cavan. Wicklow will play Fermanagh in the National League Division 4 Final on the 28th April.
Ashford GAA Club Information
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Schedule of Events
Saturday 14th April: Ashford GAA Coaching Camp, Under 6, 8, 10. Ashford 11:00am.
Monday 16th April: Ashford & Glenealy GAA Clubs Lotto, Chester‚Äôs, ‚Ç¨10,400 Jackpot.
Monday 16th April: Wicklow GAA Championship Football & Hurling Draws.
Monday 16th April: Under 12 Football League, Enniskerry V Ashford, Enniskerry 6:45pm.
Tuesday 17th April: Training for Minor, Junior and Intermediate Teams, Ashford 7:30pm.
Wednesday 18th April: Under 14 Football League, Knockanna V Ashford, 6:45pm.
Thursday 19th April: North East Junior Football League, Eire Og V Ashford. Game OFF.
Thursday 19th April: Training for Minor, Junior and Intermediate Teams, Ashford 7:30pm.
Saturday 21st April: Wicklow GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference, Colaiste Chill Mhantain.
Saturday 21st May: County Football League Div 2, Ashford V Coolkenno, Ashford 4:00pm
Thursday 26th April: North East Junior Football League, Kilcoole V Ashford, Kilcoole 7:15pm.
Thursday 3rd May: Ashford GAA Executive Meeting, Chester‚Äôs 9:00pm
Saturday 16th June: Ashford GAA Club Fun Day.
Monday 2 ‚Äì 6th July: Kelloggs Cul Camps, Ashford GAA Grounds.
Garden County Development Draw
Please support the Garden County Grand Development Draw and Ashford GAA Club by purchasing a ticket; you will bring much needed revenue to Ashford GAA Club. Tickets this year have been reduced from ‚Ç¨60 down to ‚Ç¨50 and the prize fund is ‚Ç¨66,750. Three draws will take place on the 4th May, the 8th June and the 6th July. Each month the following prizes are on offer; 1st ‚Ç¨10,000 Cash, 2nd ‚Ç¨5,000 Cash, 3rd ‚Ç¨2,500 Cash, 4th ‚Ç¨1,500. 5th ‚Ç¨1,000, 6th to 20th ‚Ç¨150 each prize. Tickets are now available from Ann Marie Manning and her Fund Raising Team, or visit our stand outside Centra on a Saturday.
Ashford & Glenealy GAA Lotto
There was no winner of this week‚Äôs Ashford and Glenealy GAA Clubs Lotto Jackpot worth ‚Ç¨10,100 (10/04/2012), Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 21, 25. However 7 people matched 3 numbers and shared ‚Ç¨300. Shelia Driver (S. Driver), Peter Doyle (T. Glynn), Brona Sutton (T. Snell), Alan & Kaydon (S. Driver), Pat O‚ÄôConnor (P. O‚ÄôConnor), Mairead Murphy (S. Dempsey), Seamus & Pat (P. Doyle).Next draw will be held in Chester‚Äôs with a Jackpot of ‚Ç¨10,400. Don‚Äôt forget play lotto on line in the comfort of your home www.ashfordgaa.com
Wicklow GAA Strategic Vision & Action Plan
In line with the initiative taken by the Wicklow GAA to put to-gether a nine year plan for the county, each club have been invited to produce a Development Plan, the target for 2012 would be ten clubs. Ashford GAA Club under the directorship of Vice Chairperson Pat Doyle will undertake to design a plan of action with targets for implementation. One of the recommendations from the Wicklow GAA Strategic & Action Plan that I would like to see implemented: That a Fixtures Plan for all Adult Games be implemented with an agreed minimum number of games per year for each grade, this action is the responsibility of the CCC and Clubs, to be completed in 2012 and reviewed annually.