Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney GAA club notes March 16

Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney

Sincere Sympathy

The death occurred recently of Charlie Gaule (Castlebridge/Arklow), a former player from the club.  He won two minor championships with the club and successfully trained another. He played for the county and he was also a member of the Garda team that won the All-Ireland Garda title for Wexford in 1983. To his wife and family we extend the sympathy of the club.


Arklow St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Congratulations to Jimmy Dunne who will lead out this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal. AGB Scór group will have a float in the parade. They are to represent the club in the Leinster finals of the Scór Sinsear competition on Sunday March 29th at 3pm in Ballymore, Co. Westmeath. The AGB Féile teams will play a big part in the club representation in this year’s parade also. This year’s Féile competition takes place in June. AGB players, members and supporters who would like to march with the club please meet in Fernhill (Old Uniform Shop) at 2.15pm. Remember to wear your blue and green!


Pre Season training Workshop

Pre Season training Workshop on Wednesday 18th March at 7.15pm in the Wicklow GAA Centre of Excellence / Ballinakill. Wicklow Games Development Committee is holding a pre-season coaching workshop for Coaches (from all age groups Juvenile boys – Senior men) to enable clubs to plan and deliver a high intensity pre-season training programme. The session is aimed at educating coaches about the importance of various aspects of a pre-season training programme including aerobic and anaerobic training as well as developing motor control movements such as balance, co-ordination, speed, agility and reaction time and the importance of trying to incorporate these into sessions.  All Cubs must be represented at this Workshop.  The cost for attending this Workshop is €5 per coach and must be payable on the night. Booking through Hugh Kenny, 087–2718537, [email protected]. The workshop is conducted by Des Earls and Gary Jameson. 


AGB Training

Academy (U6 boys and girls) starts back on Saturday 21st March from 11.15 to 12.15 on the Astroturf in Pearse Park. Training for AGB U8 boys will start back from Saturday the 21st March. Training will be on Saturdays from 11.15am-12.15pm on the Training pitch in Pearse Park. Other training times posted in AGB Facebook groups and on ‘AGB PRO’ Facebook page. New members always welcome.


Best of luck to the AGB Scór Sinsear Ballad Group of Sean O’Conchuir, Geraldine Hamilton, Kathryn Noone and Mary Graham, who will travel to Ballymore, Co. Westmeath to compete in the Leinster finals of the Sinsear competition on Sunday March 29th at 3pm.

Contact Kathryn on 086 8664931 or [email protected] if you’re interested in taking part in Scór in 2015 (club members and non-club members welcome).
AGB Intermediate Men

AGB Intermediate Men took on Ballinacor at home on Saturday the 14th March. The young players showed off their potential in this game and brought the game to Ballinacor. It was a rusty start overall with lots of score chances not taken but at the same time few scores conceded. The game ended in a draw, AGB 0-8 Ballinacor 1-5. Upcoming Fixture for Intermediate Men: AGB v St. Pats – Sat 28th March (Away)


Junior Ladies

AGB 2 hosted Clara ladies in the second round of the Combined Cup at Pearses’ Park on Sunday March 15th 2015. This was a very entertaining game in which both sides worked hard for their respective sides. The second half belonged to the visiting side which put them ahead at the final whistle. Final score AGB2 2-7 Clara Ladies 3-10. Well done to all for a very enjoyable game of football.


Easter Raffle
Tickets are now available for the Easter Raffle.  Please request from any Committee member or pick up at training.
Club Gear
AGB Club gear is available at great prices. Some lovely new gear included for 2015. Check out AGB Facebook page for pictures. Contact Kerry on 087 3287881 to order.

Club Notes
Please send club notes to [email protected] or [email protected]. You can contact the AGB PRO at above email, Facebook (‘Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney GAA Club’ or ‘AGB Ladies’) or Twitter (@AGBArklow).

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