Rathdrum notes week April 10th

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Rathdrum Rugby Club 

Rathdrum Rugby are running GIAT again this year. It’s a program designed by the IRFU to engage girls ages 8 to 14 with sports, specifically Rugby. It was very successful last year and Rathdrum grew all the undersage teams and also formed an U14 girls team for the first time in the club’s history. It’s aimed at girls with no previous rugby experience but might want to try Rugby to see if it’s for them? Starts 2 weeks tomorrow. 

Starts 19th April

Time 7 to 8pm

Where at the Rathdrum RFC grounds

Duration 8 weeks

Fee: Free just register online via the link on the clubs facebook page. 


Rathdrum Historical Society is hosting a talk on Robert Charles Halpin on 8 May 2023 at 8:00 p.m. in the Ann Devlin Annex of the RDA Hall in Rathdrum. The talk will be given by Jim Rees, a well-known historian.

Robert Halpin was born at the Bridge Tavern in Wicklow Town in 1836 and died at Tinakilly House in Rathnew in 1894. He went to sea aged 11 and became a Master Mariner at 22. In his career, he captained the SS Great Eastern and also laid marine telegraph cables linking four continents. 

Avondale Gaa 

Lotto Results Tuesday 4th April 2023 

No Jackpot winner


Six match three winner 

Alley Cullen c/o Catherine 

Anne Hogan c/o online

Laura O Sullivan C/o Johnny Coffee

Edward O’Shaughnessy c/o Seamus O Shaughnessy

Seamus Doyle c/o Seamus Doyle 

John O Shaughnessy c/o Jimmy O Shaughnessy  

Thanks for all your continued support 

Next draw Tuesday 11th April at 9pm 

Jackpot Three thousand six hundred euros 

Lotto can be played online by downloading 

the club force app Tickets can also be purchased 

in all the business in Rathdrum 

Avondale Gaa Club Newsletter 

Avondale gaa club have just finished their newsletter. Over the next couple of weeks  houses in the parish will  have received a copy  of the newsletter with all contacts for club coaches and committee If anyone wishes to make contact please do so. We will be delighted to hear from you all. Thank you. 

Mass In April 2023 

Sunday 16th April Greenane at 10.15am 

Sunday 23rd April  Clara Vale at 9.00am 

Sunday 30th April Greenane at 10.15am 

Rathdrum Parish Church at 6.00pm  each Saturday (vigil) and Sunday at 11.30am each Sunday 

The 17th Wicklow Roundwood Scouts Needs Your Help 

The 17th Wicklow Roundwood scouts need your help to avoid permanent closure.

Adult volunteers needed to help provide scouting for young people in the local area. 

Contact cillmhantain.cc @gmail.com or phone 086 8544262 for more information.     

Avondale Community College 

On the 30th March the post primary LGFA junior B final was played between Avondale community college Rathdrum and Saint Mary’s college Arklow was to be played at Laragh Gaa grounds. The game was originally penned in for Pearse park Arklow but due to the bad weather it was moved to Laragh gaa. Both teams came in to the final having won their semi-finals.

Avondale Community college won on a score line of Avondale c.c 10-07 Saint Mary’s Arklow 2-04. The Avondale Community team were as follow, Louise Murphy, Emily Fleming, Aime Kearney, Aimee Clancy, Chloe Ward,  Amy Byrne, Rebecca Cleary and Hazel Byrne. 

TaraTierney(2-00) Ava Stapleton (1-00) Bea Clancy(6-01) Aimee Fox(1-00) Belle Ryan Anna Cullen(0-03) Sophie Jane McDonald (0-03)

Subs: Rosin Kearns for A Clancy Louisa May O Shaughnessy for Emily Fleming  Lucy Byrne 

Caley Smith for R Cleary, Leah Barrett for B Ryan,  Allana O Sullivan, Amber Kennedy, Caoimhe Cullen, Emma Olohan, Faye Manley, Katie Roche, Sophia Stevikova, Louise Morrissey, Rebecca Cahill, Una McElhinney, Zoe Curran and Emily Higgins.

Management Ms Kieva Murphy and Ms Grainne Conway 

Rathdrum Cancer Support Coffee Morning 

Rathdrum cancer support group will be holding a coffee morning on the 21st April 2023 from 7pm to 12pm in the R.D.A. hall. All are welcome to attend on the day and support a worthy cause.  Also Cathal Quigley has donated 40 pieces of his artwork to the Rathdrum cancer support group. They are on sale in Avondale sports shop main street Rathdrum. 


Congratulations to Kayleigh Fox and Sky Byrne from the Avondale camogie club and their county U16 camogie team mates who were honoured by Wicklow Council at a civic reception in county buildings in Wicklow town last Monday evening  and for putting Wicklow sports on the map.  Well done girls and your teammates the future is looking bright. 

Avondale Camogie 

Avondale intermediate camogie team travelled to Aughrim on Tuesday night last to play Aughrim in the intermediate camogie league match  R.1 

It wasn’t to be and  Avondale were on the losing side on a scoreline of Avondale 1-05 to Aughrim 5-07 Best of luck in Round 2.

Kellogg’s Cul Camp Hiring 

Now hiring Kellogg’s cul camp coaches. 

Contact Cormac Noone on 086 7013403

email cormac.noone.gda.wicklow@gaa.ie for more information 

Civic Reception For The Row Hard Or Go Home Team 

A civic reception was held last monday night in co buildings by Wicklow county council in honour of our Wicklow sports heroes. 

The row hard or go home team consisting of Tom Nolan from Tinahealy,  Shane Culletton from Arklow, Gearoid and Diarmuid O Briain and Derek Mc Mullen from Rathdrum who rowed from Spain to Antigua in the Caribbean and broke the world record for a five men rowing team,  Toma Nolan, Diarmuid O Briain and Derek McMullen accepted the award on behalf of the row hard or go home team and on behalf of Gearoid O Briain and Shane Culletton who  were not present at the event due to other commitments.  Congratulations to the five men the award and the honour was richly deserved for what you all have achieved. 

Charlie Bird Walk 

Veteran Broadcaster Charlie Bird will lead a 5k walk through Avondale forest park in Rathdrum Co Wicklow with the Samaritans volunteers and supporters on Sunday 16th April starting at 11am.  Everyone is welcome to attend this event to support Charlie on his health journey and to raise money for charity. 

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