An Tochar GAA club notes May 18

Get Well Soon
Best wishes to Peter O’Toole as he recovers from surgery on his knee. Hope to see him back in action soon.

 

U12 Boys
Well done to the boys under12s. For the third year in a row we are competing against the top teams in Wicklow and doing well. We played our fourth league game this week , beating AGB and remain unbeaten in this league. Keep it up boys and well done to 2 Toms (Fee and Kearney) Neil and Mike.

 

School Sports
Again this year we are hosting a school sports on Monday June 15 for Roundwood NS and Moneystown NS. Please give your support to George, Jackie, Kevin and Eileen who will be looking for volunteers over the next few weeks.

 

Co Players Race Night
Our County Senior Football panel are holding a race night next Friday,22nd May, in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Tickets, €10, are available from Brendan Kennedy (086 0600484)

 

Girls Go Games
Our U8 Girls travelled to Rathnew on Saturday last, 16th May, to take part in the 2nd Go Games Blitz of the season involving AGB, Baltinglass, Bray Emmetts & St. Patricks. Over 3 exciting games all our fantastic players demonstrated great effort & skill in a hugely entertaining day of football. All players have improved hugely in recent weeks & can look forward to another blitz in 3 weeks on June 6th in Roundwood. Meanwhile training continues every Thursday 7pm to 8pm

Panel: Síofra Brady, Bláithín Donelon, Aisling Doyle, Hannah Fox, Abigail Gray, Isobel Gray, Niamh Heatley, Sarah Heatley, Sive Jenkinson, Aifric Johnson, Neasa McGillycuddy, Nicole McAulay, Sadhbh Nolan.

 

Minor Boys
Our minor team had their second outing in the Minor County League on Wednesday the 13th of May away to Rathnew on a near perfect evening for football and although short of a couple of the squad on the night we still had 18 players to choose from which is a great sign for the club for the years ahead.

The game itself started brightly with both sides intent on playing attacking football with the ball moving from end to end as each side looked to put some early scores on the board. Some of our football was excellent with the ball moving from defence to attack through a number of hands and then culminating in a nicely taken score.

An Tochar were having the better of the exchanges for long periods of time but failed to take all their scoring chances and as the half wore on Rathnew came back and went into the break a point ahead.

The second half started with Rathnew the stronger team and they won the battles around the middle of the park with either some fine fielding or just cleaning up the breaks and this gave them a great platform to stretch their lead which they did with a couple of fine goals.

Our lads upped their game a level after this and tried hard to get a foothold back in the game but we dropped too many kicks into the Rathnew keepers hands and ultimately found the going tough in the 10 minutes of the game. We managed to put on another couple of scores but ultimately couldn’t find a way to overtake the Rathnew lead and Rathnew ran out winners on score line of 5-7 to 2-10.

Overall it was a good outing and another game under our belt which will stand us in good stead as the season progresses. It is very important for us now to kick on from here and to get numbers at training so we can make a serious effort at the championship come summer time.

Some notable performances on the night for An Tochar from Shane Healy, Mark Keenan, Shane Keenan, David Molloy and Mikey Fanning.

Scorers on the night:Mikey Fanning 1-02; Shane Healy 0-3; Cian Brady 0-3; Martin Gaffney 0-1; Mark Keenan 0-1; Shane Keenan 1-0.
Co Development Draw

Our €50 tickets draw takes place Friday May 29th. We ask everyone to buy and sell them as they keep us going financially for the year. Des Fanning, Liz Byrne, Kerry Fee, Frances Gaskin, Brendan Brady, Jackie Wolohan Phil Power and Nick Nolan are distributing them.

 

Clothes Recycling
Thanks to all those who continue to support our Clothes Recycling Appeal. Please remember us when disposing of any unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts or soft toys.

 

Upcoming Fixtures
Fixtures at home this week. U14 boys v Avondale, Wed night. U14 girls v AGB Thurs night. Deso’s dream team Fri night vs Fergal Og.

Please contact us for use of this image