Annacurra notes June 15


Bowls Club

The members of Annacurra Bowls Club were in shock and very saddened by the death of our Colleague Paddy Smith who died Tuesday 26th May 2015. Despite the severity of his illness, it was a very quick passing, which took everyone by surprise. Paddy and his wife Irene were very loyal members of Annacurra Bowls Club for many years. The Bowls Club held a Guard of Honor at his funeral to Annacurra Thursday 28 May. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Irene and family. May he rest in peace. 

Busy week again for the girls our u12 were out on Friday evening against carnew in the league, the game finished with the final score of 3 goals to 1 goal leaving Annacurra triumphant! Well done girls from all in the club! Our intermediate girls will be out on Tuesday in the summer sizzler blitz in kilcoole so best of luck to all of them! Annacurra will also be hosting a end of the year disco in the sports hall on JUNE 30th from 7-8pm admission is 5 euro per person or 10 euro for the family all proceeds will go towards the club and will promise to be a fun and entertaining night for the children all welcome. A reminder that training for underage is every Tuesday at 6:15 all welcome and we are on FB so you can keep updated there as well. 

KARE Coffee Morning

Please join us for a summer coffee morning on Friday 3rd July in the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely 10a.m. – 1p.m. Proceeds to KARE. Fundraising is an important source of additional income for KARE. The Local Service in Tinahely was established in 2003. It promises to be a fun sunny morning and we would love to see you there. We appreciate your continued generous support. All are welcome!

Community Games

Well done to our U-14 Tag Rugby team on Friday evening who played a great match against St Brigids Newbridge who beat them 16-11. It was a wonderful performance by both sides and for our first year out you did fantastic. Thank you to Barney and all our support from the community of Annacurra GAAand the Parents.

Saturday saw our County Athletic Finals in Shillelagh where the sun shone and the children all ran and competed in field events. It was a great day and we came away with an array of medals. Our first place now go on to Athlone in August to represent Wicklow at the National Festival and they were our U-15 Relay team Cian Byrne Thayer, Sarah Lalor, Aoibhinn Daly O’Brien, Rory Shannon and Katie O’Byrne, U-14 Long Puck is Katie O’Byrne and our U-8 Girl is Ciara Leccardi. Well done to you all. We now have 10 children in total travelling to Athlone on both weekends in August. We had several 2nd, 3rd and 4th places too. So well done to all our children who participated and to the Parents who brought them yesterday and to all our volunteers especially our coaches and committee a very big thank you because if we didnt have you we wouldnt have Community Games in Aughrim/Annacurra.

Next Monday is our last official training night for our community games athletics with fun night planned so please come along. There will be limited ongoing training for our children going to Athlone but more information will be giving on that. Thank you for a great successful year.


South Wicklow Wind Action Group’s inaugural annual mid-Summer’s Day sponsored Walk takes place this coming Sunday, 21st June. Starting point is St Bridget’s Church Car Park, Annacurra, and registration of walkers commences 1.00 p.m. with the walk starting at 2.00 p.m.

The route sets out on the Ciaran Shannon marked trail in lower Rednagh Wood then ascends via forestry roads to the summit of Rednagh Hill, looking out on the site of the rejected Ballymanus Wind Farm. Views from the top are spectacular and include Ballycumber Hill, Annagh Hill, Croghan Mountain and Annacurra. Total distance is 9km. and time 2 to 3 hours so that the pace will suit any reasonably fit person. Hiking boots or good walking shoes, as well as rain gear and a bottle of water, are recommended.

Sponsorship Cards are still available from John 087 753 9476, Jack 087 941 7642, Joe 086 376 2085 or Richard 087 7533003. Supporters without sponsor cards, but who want to make a contribution are also most welcome.

Whist Drive

There will be a whist drive in Annacurra Community Centre on Saturday night next June 20. starting at 9pm

Gaa Lotto

Results for June 8. No jackpot winner . Numbers drawn 3-11-17-21 . Match 3 winners ; Tony Doyle, Preban; Byrne Girls c/o of Catriona Byrne and Kathy Nolan. Rednagh Road .Jackpot stands at €2.050 euro. Draw held in Saltee on Monday night.

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