The crowds streamed through the doors of the Arklow Bay Hotel’s function room on Sunday for the Arklow Geraldine Ballymoney club Registration Day.
With only a three-hour slot to register before the grand prize draw winner of One Direction tickets was announced, there was no slowing of pens at the registration tables.
East Coast FM were on location to entertain, and there was also a riveting Scór dancing performance by AGB’s County Final Scór winners- Muireann Nί Chonchúir, Aine Nί Chonchúir, Caoimhe Nί Chonchúir and Meadbh Nί Chonchúir. There was also face painting,balloon modelling and colouring competitions taking place for the course of the day.
The Juvenile Boys Presentation also took place on the day, with a table of trophies and medals presented to Academy, U10 and U16 boys.
But there was another achievement award to be delivered later: Anne Arthur was presented with a framed, personalised, etched mirror to commemorate the excellent work she has done over the last number of years.
The competitive edge was not lost amid all the family fun with trials for a Scór Juvenile quiz team conducted. The team picked will go on to represent the club at the Wicklow county final of the Scór Quiz. The Wicklow County final will be held on Wednesday, the 12th February, at 7.30pm in the Glendalough hotel.
There was no shortage of raffle prizes given out on the day with some lovely jersey sets and football gear given out for colouring competitions and spot prizes. But the main event was the Grand Prize draw and the crowd was silent as the winner was announced. It went to a very excited juvenile member, Aoise Dunning, who was up with Aaron, the East Coast FM presenter, almost before he had finished announcing the name.
“To all those involved in organising such a fantastic Registration Day event today, a big thank you,” AGB’s Mary Geraghty said. “Also to all who helped out in working at the event in any way – those patiently taking all the details for new and existing members, the photographer on the day, East Coast FM for helping us to promote the event, the Arklow Bay Hotel for enabling us to use their facilities, and anyone who helped out in any way.”
Anyone who was unable to make the day but is still interested in registering, please come along to a training session and you will get details there, or online at www.arklowgaa.ie. Training details will be posted soon on www.arklowgaa.ie.
Meanwhile, hard luck to the Wicklow Ladies who had a narrow, two point defeat to Antrim in a great game on Sunday the 9th. Final score: Wicklow 3-12. Antrim 3-14.