Under 14 County Football League
Ashford 4-12, Blessington 2-01.
Under 12 County Football League
Ashford 3-8, Newtown 4-6.
Under 16 County Football League
Ashford 2-8, Rathnew 3-13.
Football Only ‚Äì ‚ÄúSquare Ball‚Äù
This has been amended to allow a player enter the small rectangle once the final deliberate play of the ball has been made, i.e as soon as the player kicks, hand-passes, fist passes or deliberately flicks the ball into the small rectangle then the attacking player may enter. The rule is unchanged with regard to ‚ÄúSet Play‚Äù i.e. Free Kicks, Line Balls and 45s ‚Äì in these instances players are not permitted to enter the small rectangle before the ball.
Ashford & Glenealy GAA Lotto
There was no winner of this week‚Äôs Ashford and Glenealy GAA Clubs Lotto Jackpot worth ‚Ç¨11,600 (14/05/2012), Numbers drawn were 3, 6, 19, 28. However 5 people matched 3 numbers and shared ‚Ç¨300. Tyrone Kinsella (GPO), Ger Meyler (G. Myler), Marie Cowman (Kings), Hayley & Aiden (S. Driver), Laira O‚ÄôBrien (D. O‚ÄôBrien). Next draw will be held in King‚Äôs with a Jackpot of ‚Ç¨11,900. Don‚Äôt forget play lotto on line in the comfort of your home www.ashfordgaa.com
County Football League Div 4 North
Ashford had to fight all the way against Fergal Og to secure both points and remain undefeated in this division. Ashford won 1-12 to 0-12 having been level at the interval 1-5 to 0-8. This was a good team performance with outstanding displays from David Dowling and Dean Doyle, Dean demonstrated that his 6 points last week was no flash in the pan, by scoring 1-5 in this game. Other scorers were Jay Taylor 0-3, Graham Mooney 0-1, Brian O‚ÄôDonnell 0-1, Adrian Marah 0-1 and Frank Kelly 0-1.
Ashford Team: Paul Conyard, Martin Doyle, Mick Taylor, Iarla O‚ÄôDonnell, James Coffey, David Dowling, Brian Shannon, Graham Mooney (0-1), Sean Doyle, Brian O‚ÄôDonnell (0-1), Conor Dowling, Dean Doyle (1-5), Gary Maguire, Adrian Marah (0-1), Cian Taylor. Subs: Jay Taylor (0-3), Darragh Rooney, Frank Kelly (0-1), Owen Connolly, Gary Lee Scalon, Kevin Cullinane, Geoffrey Nolan.
Where Are You Now
Ashford GAA Club under the directorship of Vice Chairperson Pat Doyle is undertaking to design a plan of action with targets for implementation over the next five years. At the last meeting it was proposed that we examine the possibility of locating past and present players who have left the club for one reason or another. At training this week Philip Doyle mentioned the big age gap between the young players playing and his age. Philip is on the Intermediate Football Panel and is getting better with age. Philip was wondering where this generation of player has gone.
I would like to hear from you if you are in this age gap, if you are still living in the parish, if you now live outside the parish, if you have immigrated, please send me an email on your whereabouts, how you are surviving to-day and what of the future. Contact Pat lawless e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 087 2540550
County Football League Div 2
Ashford suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of table toppers Ballinacor, Ashford lost 3-16 to 1-5 having been behind at the interval 1-10 to 1-3. Ashford missed a penalty early in the second half which might have put a more respectable look on the scoreboard. It was good to see Joey Doyle make a return to the starting fifteen after a long layoff due to a major leg operation Joey scored a goal Other scorers for Ashford were Aaron Nugent 0-3, Dean Mooney 0-1 and Jay Taylor 0-1.
Ashford Team: Paul Conyard, Ken O‚ÄôBrien, Wes Manning, Brian Fagan, Iarla O‚ÄôDonnell, Billy Clarkson, Nial Mooney, Mick Taylor, David Nolan, Conor Dowling, Dean Mooney (0-1), Gavin Weir, Aaron Nugent (0-3), Joey Doyle (1-0), Jay Taylor (0-1). Subs: Tim Nairn, David Dowling, Philip Doyle, Brian Shannon, Darragh Rooney, Martin Doyle.
Well done to Aaron and Gavin who were part of the Wicklow Minor Football Squad that were narrowly defeated by Westmeath in the Quarter Final of the Leinster Minor Football Championship.
Heineken Cup Final
Congratulations to Leo Cullen Captain of Leinster on winning the Heineken Cup for the third time in four years. Leo a native of Coyn‚Äôs Cross in Ashford will go into the record books for captaining Leinster on three occasions. Well done to his family for the fantastic support they have given him down through the years. Also to his Uncle Liam who has been a great supporter of Ashford GAA and one of the men responsible for Ashford‚Äôs 1974 Senior Football Championship success.
Ashford GAA Club Fun Day 2012
This year‚Äôs Fun Day and BBQ will be held on Saturday 16th June in the Ashford GAA Grounds. To make this day a success volunteers are required, a meeting will be held on Thursday 31st May at 9:00 in Chester‚Äôs to discuss all aspects of same. Your presence would be appreciated.
LEINSTER S.F.C. – 27TH MAY 2012 ‚Äì DR. CULLEN PARK, CARLOW
MEATH V WICKLOW @ 3.30PM ALL TICKET MATCH
Stand – ‚Ç¨20
Terrace – ‚Ç¨10
Tickets can be purchased from the following locations:-
(a) the participating County Boards
(b) Leinster Council Offices, Portlaoise by:
(1) Sending a cheque/postal order and a S.A.E.
(2) By Credit Card (057) 8682000 (‚Ç¨4 administration charge on all credit card transactions)
Ashford GAA Club will host the Kellogg‚Äôs Cul Camp from the 2 ‚Äì 6th July in the Ashford GAA Grounds. Register for Kellogg‚Äôs GAA Cul Camp and become part of something special. Go to www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps
Registration Fee is 1st Child ‚Ç¨55, 2nd Child ‚Ç¨45, 3/4/5 children from the same family ‚Ç¨40 each. When you register you will receive the new Kellogg‚Äôs Cul Camp Kit including Jersey, Shorts, Socks and Kit Bag. The Camp runs daily from 10am ‚Äì 2.30pm Monday to Friday and is open to Boys & Girls from 1st to 6th Class. Children will be provided with Coaching Skills, Fun Games and Go Games Blitzes.
Application Forms are available in Primary Schools & Clubs or register on line. Application Forms should be posted to Wicklow GAA Office, Aras Cill Mhantain, Pearse‚Äôs Park, Vale Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
Save ‚Ç¨5.00 per child when you register on line. See promotional packs of Kellogg‚Äôs Cornflakes and Rice Krispies for details. Please note the ‚Ç¨5.00 discount from promotional packs of Kellogg‚Äôs applies to online registration only.
Don‚Äôt forget register to-day for the Ashford GAA Club/Kellogg‚Äôs Cul Camp, July 2-6th.
Ashford maintained their 100% record in this division with a comprehensive 0-14 to 1-6 victory over Kilmac in Kilmacanogue. Ashford led 0-5 to 1-1 at half time, were level 0-8 to 1-5 after 15 minutes of the second half. However Ashford outscored the opposition by 0-6 to 0-1 in the final quarter. Dean Doyle stole the show with six very good points. Adrian Marah and Greg Mooney scored 0-2 each and there were single points from Gary Maguire, Paddy Shannon, Brian O‚ÄôDonnell, the point of the match came from Mick Taylor who ran from his own defence to score a brilliant point. The Dowling brothers Conor and David played very well, Dave Corkish, Mick Taylor and Iarla O‚ÄôDonnell worked hard in defence. Paddy Shannon and Greg Mooney controlled midfield while all the forwards played well.
Ashford Team: Paul Conyard, Brian Shannon, Dave Corkish, Iarla O‚ÄôDonnell, James Coffey, Mick Taylor, David Dowling, Paddy Shannon, Greg Mooney, Brian O‚ÄôDonnell, Conor Dowling, Dean Doyle, Gary Maguire, Adrian Marah, Cian Taylor. Sub, Matthew Buckley.
Footnote: Once again only one umpire was available for this match. Kilmac lost a legitimate point due to no umpires been available. Each week at every game there is a controversial incident due to a lack of match officials. Surely players from both sides and at all age groups deserve better.