Carnew notes week August 28th



Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 8,25,28,32, lucky dips were Hatchet. Pat Keogh, Coolruss. Jack O’Toole, c/o Adrian Myers. Con McCrea. The next draw was 28th August in The Lodge and the jackpot was €7,600.


The ladies craft class will start on Wednesday 20th September from 7-9 pm on the Main Street, Carnew, if you are interested in joining or would like more information contact Eileen on 0862584616.


Happy 30th birthday to Keith Osborne, Kilcavan. Happy 50th birthday to Tom and Ellen Kinsella, Munny.


Happy 25th wedding anniversary to Tom and Ellen Kinsella, Munny.


 On Sunday September 3, the walk will be at Ballycumber Loop (Grade B, 12km, 3 hours) meeting in Tinahely at 10.30. Autumn walks to be listed after next committee meeting. Please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food & drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.

Shillelagh Athletes Up and Running!

An exciting year for Shillelagh athletes and coaches concluded at the 50th Anniversary of the Aldi Community Games National Finals at Abbotstown last weekend. The number of athletes competing and making it to the All-Ireland competition from Shillelagh and surrounding areas was the greatest for some years.

The U12 girls relay team, Emma Mulhall, Yasmin Dagge, Sadhbh Houlihan, and Eimear Murphy finished 6th in their first ever national final. Team Manager Hugh Davidson described their performance as the ‘standout moment of the festival and bodes well for the future’.

Similarly, the U14 boys relay team, Brandon Rossiter, Ryan Hilliard, Wiktor Kosinski, and Patrick Murphy reached their first semi-final. In the under 10’s group, the mixed relay team (Georga Rossiter, Ava Hilliard, Evie Maroney, Cormac Murphy, Lee Dagge, and Myron Davidson), some of them new to national finals, drew in a tough heat in the qualifiers.

In other track events, Oran O’Callaghan competed in the U14 boys relay and sprinted the U14 100m, his 3rd appearance in a national competition, and although he didn’t make it to the finals this year, Hugh Davidson said Oran is: ‘determined to put in hard work next year to break into the top tier of young Irish sprinters’. Luke Hilliard competed in the boys U8 80m despite being ill, and battled bravely through to the second day. In the very best tradition of Community Games, all participants received a medal for participation, which really made Luke’s day.

In field events, more first-time competitors for Wicklow, Evan O’Neill competed in the U14 boys Javelin, Kieran O’Neill in the U12 boys Ball Throw, Toby McGuire in the U14 boys Long Jump, and Kyle McLaughlin put in a strong performance in the U16 boys Discus. Each of these boys trained hard through the summer and are still coming to grips with their technique. We look forward to following their progress in the coming years.

The determination of all the athletes to build on their successes for next year is astounding. Coach Claude Dagge said he was ‘proud and thrilled to be involved with such a group of super-talented athletes. They all gave everything they had, producing brilliant performances over the last two days. We had it all: nerves, tension, excitement tears, elation – and that was just the parents! Most importantly we had fun, smiles, friendship, and made some great memories.’

Many other athletes competed at a local level and are encouraged to get back in training for the year ahead alongside newcomers. We are lucky to have a committed team of coaches who are already developing training plans for 2018, so come on and Get in the Games!


The annual social dance will take place in Askamore Hall on this Friday 1st September at 9.30pm with music  by Take 5, admission only €8 with bar and supper, all welcome.


County Wicklow Partnership is the local development company covering all of County Wicklow
CWP offers a wide range of supports and services to fulfil our aim of supporting the well-being of individuals, families and communities in the County.
CWP delivers the following programmes in your community: 

  • Rural Development Programme/ LEADER 2014-2020 • Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme 

• Tús Programme 

  • Rural Social Scheme
    • Wicklow Child and Family Project • Healthy Food Made Easy
    • Rural Recreation/Walks Programme • Smoking Cessation Project 

For more information on any of these Programmes please contact our office on 040220955

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Carnew Heritage club are busy preparing for their annual working day on Sunday 10th September on the usual lands on the Main Carnew/Gorey Road.


A bus will be going to knock on Saturday 23rd September for an over night stay chapel at 7.30am, Gorey 8am, if you are interested in travelling please contact Marie 0n 0539426646 or 0872323966.

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