AGB GAA club notes September 22

Tesco Tokens
AGB have been chosen to take part in the Tesco Arklow Community Fund. Please collect a ‘Tesco Community Fund Token’ with every shop and deposit in the AGB cylinder. The AGB cylinder is currently awaiting your tokens in Tesco and will be over the next 6 weeks! Please support!

Juvenile Boys Workshop
The juvenile boys committee have organised a workshop to review this year and the plan for the next year. Venue Gael Cholaiste, Thursday 25th of September @ 7:30-8:30pm. Coaches & admins for each age group are invited along.

Clothing Recycling Drive
There will be a clothing recycling drive in aid of AGB on Saturday 27th September from 9am – 12 pm at Pearse Park, Vale Road, Arklow. Please drop off all items before 12 noon. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes also bed linen, blankets, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Laptops, mobile phones, books are accepted. For addition details see flyer at: Clothing Recycling Drive at or contact Kerry on 087 3287881.

Scór na nÓg
Calling all musicians, singers, actors, dancers!! Join Kathryn from September in Gaelcholáiste na Mara. All interested 6 – 17 year olds should meet from 12pm to 2pm on the 4th Sunday of each month, beginning on the 28th of September. Contact Kathryn on 086 8664931. For poster see: Scór na nÓg at

Executive Meeting
The next meeting of the Club Executive is on Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 8pm in the GAA offices in Pearse Park.

Arklow Positive Ageing Week
Arklow Positive Ageing Week is scheduled for the 1st October – 11th October. There will be a Schools Blitz on Tuesday the 7th October as part of this week of events. For more details see: Positive Ageing Week 2014 at

Upcoming Coaching Courses
Wicklow are starting an Award 1 child u6-u12 Course on Sat Oct 18th in Ballinkill from 9am-4pm. Award 1 course youth/adult, U12 plus on Sat the 24th of Jan 9am-4pm. Cost covered by club. A great opportunity to learn more about coaching. Places are booking fast. Contact your Admin to book a place.

Table Quiz
AGB Table Quiz in the Old Ship on the 6th of November 2014 at 8pm.  Raffle on the night with some fabulous prizes.  Table of 4 is €20. Put the date in your diary now!

Club AGM has been scheduled for December 5th. More details will follow.

Ballymoney Development
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are sought from reputable Contractors for construction work at AGB’s Ballymoney facility. For more information please see Ballymoney Construction Expressions of Interest at

Club Gear
Club gear is available at great prices. AGB T-Shirts for €7, a hoodie and T-Shirt for €30. Contact Kerry on 0873287881.

U12 Boys
The U12 boys played in the Mini-league Final in Ballinakill on Saturday the 20th against Annacurra. This was a very competitive game of football with neither side conceding any advantage to their opposition for much of the game. Annacurra eventually managed to take the title after a hard fought game. Well played boys and heads up as we go again Monday night.

U12 Boys

U12 Boys

Photos on the AGB website at: U12 Boys’ Mini-League Final at

U14 Girls
The U14A Girls Championship Semi-final took place on Saturday 20th Sept in Pearse Park. AGB took on St. Pats in what turned out to be a very entertaining performance of two evenly matched teams.  AGB started brightly but it was St. Pats who started the scoring with a goal. St. Pat’s then went on to dominate this half, and with no answer from AGB, went on to lead by 11 points at half time. Determined not to go down with a whimper the girls had nothing to lose and clawed their way back into the match and narrowed the margin to five points. With St. Pats retreating under the pressure it was nearly impossible for AGB to find scores due to a blanket defence. In the end the bit of luck needed to get over the line deserted AGB when a ball crashed off the bar and back into play. It wasn’t to be on the day but the girls should be proud of their second half showing. Final score: AGB 4-3 St Pats 5-5. Best of luck to St.Pat’s as they take their place in the final.

U14 Girls

U14 Girls

More Photos on the AGB website at: U14 Girls Championship Photos at

U14 Boys
AGB U14 had another great win on Friday evening, the 19th of September, against Rathnew in the Championship! Well done boys!

U16 Ladies
AGB U16 Ladies took on Bray Emmets in the second round of the 2014 Championship in Bray on Wednesday 17th September. This game was played under lights and on astro-turf with the result that it was a very fast encounter with both sides having to work extremely hard to obtain and maintain possession. AGB opened the scoring for AGB in the second minute of play after some excellent work at centre field. Bray took their first score in the seventh minute. The half time score was 1-8 to 1-2 in favour of the south Wicklow side. Bray made a very positive start to the second half winning possession from the throw-in. But the Bray goalkeeper also had her work cut out in this half, making some great saves for her side but she could do nothing about the final two Arklow goals.  Final score Bray 1-7 AGB 4-13. AGB will now play in the semi-final on October 5th 2014.

U16 Ladies

U16 Ladies

The full U16 Ladies Report AGB v Bray is now up on the AGB website at: U16 Ladies Championship at Pictures also featured.

Minor Men
AGB minors had a great championship win on the Wednesday the 17th September in Greystones. Final score: AGB 4-11 Eire Og 1-9. Well done lads.

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

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