AGB club notes week January 16

Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney

The County Final of the Scór na n-Óg quiz will take place in the clubhouse of AGB in Ballymoney, Arklow on Friday 20th January commencing at 7.30 pm. The winners of this quiz will qualify for the All-Ireland Quiz Final which will take place in the Waterfront Theatre in Belfast on Saturday 11th February. We hope that all clubs will send at least one team to represent them at this quiz. If you have any questions please contact your club secretary.

Registration Day will take place on Saturday 11th February 2017 in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre.  Further information on times and venue will follow.  Player, Social and family memberships are available. New options to pay registration fee and yearly subs upfront, with discount benefit are now available. Also options to pay registration fee and continue with weekly sub payment during the year will be available. Club gear will be available to purchase on the day. We look forward to seeing you all on the day!

AGB will host a Dinner Dance on the 25th of February to celebrate the great achievements and wins of the Ladies and Men’s teams during 2016. Breakaway will provide the music on the night. Tickets are €25 and can be bought from Margot on 085 8624994, Jennifer on 0868833159, Sinead on 0871374812, or from the office in Pearses Park or Ray in Ray Mentons Shop. This promises to be a night not to be missed.  Don’t delay in purchasing your tickets as the night is now nearly sold out.

The National Draw tickets are on sale at the moment at €10 each with super prizes to be won and, even better, all of the money raised stays within the club. If you would like to buy some tickets or feel you might be able to sell a book of five please contact any Club member. The draw will take place on the 14/02/2017.

AGBs Ballymoney Committee will host a traditional night of Irish music and dancing on the 16th of March 2017 in the AGB Clubhouse, Ballymoney, Shelton, Arklow as part of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations. Entry fee is €5, and a great night of ceoil agus craic is promised.

Due to age changes in Wicklow GAA, last years under 10’s are now in the Under 11 Wicklow county league. This is a great move for the boys, we will miss the go games blitzes, but we are ready for the challenge. Matches will be on a Monday evening, training nights and times will be confirmed in the next week. Anyone who wishes to join the Under 11’s, please come along to registration day on the 11th February and meet the coaches.

AGBs Sports Prediction Quiz for 2017 is now available from all members of the Mens section in the club. Entry for this is €10 and the quiz can be obtained from any player or member in the Mens Section. Emails have been sent to all of last year’s entrants. Join this great quiz for your chance to win a great Cash Prize.  Progress updates and results will be sent during the year. 

Congratulations to Fr. Liam Dunne on his appointment as the new President  of Wicklow GAA County Board. We wish Fr. Liam the very best in his new role and we look forward to supporting  him throughout the coming year.

AGB would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the families and friends of Terry Horan, Michael O Neill and Kelly Fisher, all who gave great time and energy to the club. Ar dheis dé go raibh a n-anamacha dilis. 

As St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, Volunteers are being sought to help organise the AGB float and teams marching in the local parade. Please contact the AGB PRO if you would like to help out. 

Golfers, Save the Date  – 12th May 2017.  AGBs Golf Classic will be held in the Woodenbridge Golf Club.  More details and information to follow shortly on what promises to be a fantastic day for all.  

Wicklow GAA Yearbook 2016 is now available for purchase, the books are €10, and are available from Ray in Ray Mentons shop or Jimmy in Pearses Park. 

The next meeting of the AGB Executive Comittee will take place on the 08/02/2016 in the AGB offices in Pearses Park at 8pm.

AGB Club gear is available at great prices.  Contact Kerry on 087 3287881 to order.

Please send club notes to arklowgaa@gmail.com  You can contact the AGB PRO at above email, Facebook (‘Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney GAA Club’ or ‘AGB Ladies’) or Twitter.

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