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Leinster S/Y U18's League play off final, Greystones/Wicklow Vikings 28 - 27 Clontarf. The combined Greystones/Wicklow U18's coached by Club President Jerome O'Brien secure a dramatic 28 - 27 win in the final of the Leinster Schools/Youth U18 League on Sunday. Clontarf looked to have snatched victory with an injury time try close to the posts but the Clontarf outhalf pulled the conversion wide to leave the Vikings with a single point advantage. The teams meet again in two weeks time at Castle Avenue for the final of the Leinster U18's Cup.
Champions !! After the frustration of a play off final defeat last season and near misses in each of the previous seasons Greystones wrapped up the Ulster Bank League Div2B title in style and with it promotion to 2A next season with an emphatic seven try 45 – 10 victory over Old Crescent on Saturday afternoon. Playing in front of the biggest crowd witnessed at Dr Hickey Park for many years Padraig Geoghegan set the tempo with his opening try after just two minutes with a great break down the left wing and wrapped up the match with the closing try on 70 mins. In between Eoin Marmion grabbed two tries along with tries from Con Callan, Robin O’Sullivan and Andy Roberts. Imperious all season following his long injury layoff Andrew Kealy kicked a total of five conversions on the day answering each of the surgeons who recommended retirement three years ago. We now return to Division 2A after a break of five years with a young team ready and capable of taking the club higher. Thanks to our coaching and backroom team With statistics that set Greystones as the top scoring team across all five AIL divisions special thanks must go to our coaching and back up team for such a spectacular season. Led by head coach Kevin Lewis and supported by forwards coach Warren O’Kelly and backs player/coach Barry Lynn the team scored a total of 663 points conceding just 244 leaving a massive points differential of 419 and an average of almost 37 points per game. In addition to winning 16 out of 18 in the AIL we also enjoyed victories over Blackrock (2A) and Old Wesley (1B) in the Leinster Senior cup and but for fixture clashes would have tested ourselves against Old Belvedere (1A) in the cup semi final. Thanks also go to the back up team led by First team manager Paul Lennon, Kit man John (Whizzer) Whiston, Karl Jordan and Peter McParland for match videos
Girls U10 & 12 Tour to Buccaneers and Galway Early on the morning of April 8th the 34 girls accompanied by their parents set off from Greystones RFC for Buccaneers RFC. On arrival we were greeted by Wendy Hickey of Connacht Rugby and many coaches of Connacht teams. The girls enjoyed high standard rugby, in the sunshine, on the main pitch, participating in 5 short matches, followed by lunch in Buccaneers. They boarded our bus again and headed for Galway. Following check-in the girls and some brave adults hit the pool for fun and frolics. Unfortunately the girls still had energy to burn, so the fun, dancing and some gymnastic displays continued late into the night. A great trip was had by all!
Play tag in GRFC this summer. You wouldn't want to upset Ringrose now would you?
Greystones United AFC Soccer Club
Enniskerry FC hosted another wonderful weekend of girl's football where GUAFC had 5 teams across 3 ages In The Belles In The Meadows competition. There were penalty shoot-outs, goals galore, plenty of time for bonding and even a trophy as our girls did us proud. For the record, the U11's won 2 of their 3 matches with Emily Gaines bagging 5 goals along the way, the U12's finished third - Katie Andrews managing 3 goals as they beat Enniskerry and Shankill after an opening defeat to Shelbourne. Ava Archer scored the winner against Shankill as the girls came from 2 down to win 3-2. As the day got longer the girls started to lose players to other commitments and had the bare 7 for their quarter final where Ellen Phelan was the hero, stepping into goals and saving 2 penalties after the match ended 0-0. Against a good Terenure side it was a step too far and the girls lost 2-0 but a great showing. As previously reported, we'd a winner in the U14 development competition were a team of B-teamers won out and, also at U14's, we were runners-up in the competitive competition with our second entry only being knocked out by their pals from their own team. Many thanks to Enniskerry for a wonderful and well-organised couple of days. We look forward to next year.
Well done to the U19's who put in a battling performance today in the Lars Dunne Cup quarter-final against Lusk at Woodlands this afternoon. The only time the lads were ahead was at the end having trailed 3-0 and 4-2 but their "never give up" spirit meant that they fought their way to a superb 5-4 victory with the goals scored by Demi Awosika, Jordan Murray, Luke Campion and 2 for Nathan Couzy.
We start this week's round-up with the U18's who made sure there was no rising from Phoenix FC by hitting them for 6 today. Thomas Callister and Sam Molloy each struck a double and Bryan Towo and Luke Whelan also scored in a goal fest of 8. There was 1 goal less in the game between the U17M side and Wicklow but this time we only managed two of them from Ryan Lucas and Simon Philip but, there was better news for the Major 2 side as they recorded a 4-3 win against Shankill. Evan Dalton, Eoin Dorian, Luke Brady and Neil Mcdonald were on target at Woodlands. There were plenty more goals at U16 too with Danny Testa, Scott Doyle and James Crean on target in a 3-2 win against Shelbourne while the Wicklow side were the wrong side of a 7 goal thriller against Arklow - 2 goals from Stephen Anderson and another Drew Campbell not quite enough. In the U15's, Conor Fulham bagged 4 (!) as the Prem side ran out 6-2 winners in Athlone (yes, Athlone is in Dublin don't you know, just like Greystones😉). Cian Hynes and Jack Elliot joined him on the score sheet while Eoin Boyle scored for the DB side as an own goal helped Them to a 2-2 draw against Sheriff Utd. it was a day to forget for our U14's though - the major team losing 2-1 at Home Farm and the DB side going down to a second succesive 3-2 defeat having led 2-1 with a minute to play against Verona. There's always next week!!
Congratulations to our U13Major team who have won The Barcelona Cup this weekend and to George O'Brien who won the award for best goalkeeper and defender. Well done boys!
Greystones Lawn Tennis Club
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Sign up sheet on the captains notice board
Groups and schedule for Easter Saturday's mixed open are available online now. Starts at 6.30pm. Looking for one female class 2/3 so if you are free and would like to play contact Ailish 0872380265.http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=6D3E7849-A937-4486-8B73-FDFAAF84C5C7
Mixed places left for Saturday night....enter our graded open tournament starting at 6.30pm. Great tennis, lovely food and a social night in the bar all for €10. http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=6D3E7849-A937-4486-8B73-FDFAAF84C5C7
Greystones Municipal District - Wicklow County Council
Please be advised that there will be road works commencing on the R761 in Killincarrig, Greystones on Monday the 24th April. The works are required to facilitate repairs to the road. The works should last 2 to 3 days.
Please be advised that works to improve the footpath on the south side of Victoria Rd from the Junction with Church Rd to the Fire Station will commence on Monday, 24th April. The works should last approximately 1 month.
Welcome to the Greystones Weekly Calendar of Local Events Week ending 23 April 2017 Forthcoming Greystones events outlined below. Mark your diaries for those that interest you !! Keep in touch with what is going on. News & information items and updates on forthcoming events. Straight to your Inbox each week. Please forward notices to Kathleen Kelleher, 2875327/087 2845465, kk@KathleenKelleher.com. Please feel free to forward Calendar to family and friends or add to your Facebook page. EAST COAST FM WICKOW WIDE COFFEE MORNING THIS COMING FRIDAY 28 APRIL The Beach House, Greystones Harbour Marina; 10 am to 12 pm. Fabulous annual event in aid of the five Co. Wicklow cancer support centres. And the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. Hosted by Greystones Cancer Support. Help your community and its local cancer support groups. Music, East Coast FM DJ Tommy Greene, tea/coffee, biscuits, home baking, raffle. Everyone will be there and come along and join in !! The morning will be part of the outside broadcast for The Morning Show w/Declan Meehan. VHI WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON IN DUBLIN: JUNE BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY Why not walk, run or jog in aid of Greystones Cancer Support ?? Transport provided to and from Dublin. Light refreshments back in Greystones after the Marathon. Greystones Cancer Support is your local cancer support group. It relies on voluntary donations to continue its work. Can you help ?? Full details from 2871601 or www.GreystonesCancerSupport.com HSE LOTTERY GRANTS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN For groups and organisations involved in providing health and personal social services. Groups can apply for one-off funding. Full details from www.hse.ie/lotterygrants or 1850 24 1850. Closing date is 26 May, 2017 at 5 pm. THE POWER OF STORIES AN EVENING OF INSPIRATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT Wednesday, 26 April, 2017, Coolnagreina YWCA Greystones; 7 pm to 10 pm. No charge, donations towards costs are welcome. The evening will be presented by Dr. Ian Dickson, Tio, at Belfast Bible College. Tio’s visions is to see a world where people with intellectual disabilities and their families fully and appropriately contribute to church and society. The mission of Tio is to inspire, empower and support people with intellectual disabilities, their families and faith communities through connecting, teaching, research and advocacy. Full details from Joyce Lee, 2874221; firstname.lastname@example.org. HOUSING ASSISTANCE PAYMENT HAP is a new form of social housing support provided by Wicklow County Council. WCC can provide housing assistance for households who qualify for social housing support. HAP commenced in Wicklow County Council on 1 December 2016. Full details from www.hap.ie or email@example.com. TUSLA PARENTS PLUS: PARENTING WHEN SEPARATED PROGRAMME A practical and positive evidence based course for parents. Parents who are preparing for, going through, or have gone through, separation or divorce. Six week course that highlights practical steps parents can take to help their children. Wide range of topics. Course is free and open to separated parents from all backgrounds. Course is professionally facilitated by social workers. Springboard Family Support Project, St. Columbanus NS, Loughlinstown. Starting Wednesday, 17 May, 2016, for six Wednesdays, until 21 June, 2017. 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Full details and registration from: Caroline or Rachel 2814934 Caroline Jordan Caroline.Jordan2@Tusla.ie Rachel Fitzmaurice Rachel.Fitzmaurice@Tusla.ie GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT: WEEKLY CRIME REPORT Week ending 16 April 2017. Greystones North No reports. Garda JP Connolly firstname.lastname@example.org Greystones South Burglary x2: Garda Alan Thompson business premises broken into email@example.com & burglary in housing estate in second incident. Theft from shop. Criminal damage x2: male kicked car. Window damaged in second incident. Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland Theft of garden tools from shed. firstname.lastname@example.org And theft from a shop. Criminal damage:window smashed in car park of woods. Kilcoole Theft:from vehicle Sea Road Garda Molly Corbett email@example.com Special Reminder. Garda slot on East Coast FM every Wednesday morning, 11:15 am. A Garda talks about security and other pending issues of the week. Be sure and tune in for all the latest policing updates !! If you see anything suspicious, please report to Greystones Garda Station 6665800. Garda Confidential Number 1800 666 111 Greystones Garda Station 6665800 EPA Noise Pollution 1890 202021 Crimestoppers 1800 250 025 Drugs.ie 8360911 Traffic Watch 1890 205 805 Dog Warden 0404 44873 Crime Victims Helpline 1850 211 407 GREYSTONES MUNICIPAL DISTRICT/WICKLOW TIMES PEOPLE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2017 Nominations now being accepted for People of the Year Awards 2017. Deadline for nomination is 28 April, 2017. Greystones Municipal District, Civic Offices, Mill Road, Greystones. Awards will be presented at function on 25 May, 2017, Greystones Golf Club. Categories are: Sports Person of the Year Civic Person of the Year Special Person of the Year Cultural Person of the Year Commercial Person of the Year Young Entrepreneur of the Year WHIST EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING ST. KILIAN HOUSE FAMILY CENTRE 8 PM. GREYSTONES ACTIVE RETIRMENT ASSOCIATION KILIAN HOUSE FAMILY CENTRE www.greystonesara.com. Outings + Meetings Membership Payments and Bookings for all events: Tuesdays, Kilian House Family Centre, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Summer Holiday 2017: Cruise for 11 Days to France, Spain & Portugal Deposit of €250.00 to be paid no later than Tuesday, 27 September, 2017. Further information and details from Ann Redmond, 087 9390882. 22 April 2017 Charity Car Wash in Aid of RNLI Lifeboats Greystones Harbour Marina Car Park; 2:00 p.m. Hosted by Greystones Fire Brigade. Come along and have a nice clean car. All in aid of a good cause: Saving lives at sea. All proceeds to Wicklow RNLI. 25 April 2017 Greystones Municipal District Policing Matters Meeting Council Chambers, Mill Road; 6:30 p.m. Garda Superintendent Pat Ward will be in attendance to discuss matters. Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting Council Chambers, Mill Road; 7:30 p.m. On the Agenda: Update on Greystones Harbour Marina Greystones Schedule of Municipal District Works Report from Greystones Municipal District Engineer Allocation of Discretionary Funding Notices of Motion to include: Providing more cycle parking places at Greystones Railway Station Facilitating GO CAR pilot scheme for car sharing and inviting GC representives 26 April 2017 Holy Rosary Soup & Sandwiches Kilian House Family Centre; 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Meet your friends for delicious home-made soup and sandwiches. Followed by tea/coffee and cake. Suggested donation, €5.00. All proceeds go to local charities. Everyone is most welcome for good food and a friendly chat. Greystones Cancer Support Men’s Evening La Touche Place; 8:00 p.m. This meeting is for men who have or who have had cancer and for those men who have family or friends who have had cancer. Details from 2871601, Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com. Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance, encouragement and support to cancer patients, their families and their friends. Can we help you or someone you know ?? 27 April 2017 La Touche Wines and Theatre Lane Spanish Wine Dinner Theatre Lane Restaurant; 7:45 p.m. An evening of fine food matched to Spanish Fine Wines. Glass of bubbles on arrival. Four course chef’s menu, matched to fine wine. Guest Speaker: Mr. John Wilson, Irish Times Wine Correspondent. Price is €60 per person, limited to 40 places. Please book early: La Touche Wines 2873826 Theatre Lane 2557294 These Wine Dinners have proved to be enourmously popular. They book out early, so don’t miss out !! Fine food and fine wine and fine speaker … what more could you ask for ?? 27 April to 1 May 2017 Greystones Art Group 52nd Annual Exhibition SOBE @Charlesland Golf Club Thursday 8:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This annual art exhibition is a major event in the Greystones social calendar. Standard of work is always impressive and improves from year to year. Come along and have a look at first rate art work. Works may be purchased for that special gift or special treat for yourself !! In aid of The Caroline Foundation. 28 April 2017 East Coast FM Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning The Beach House, Greystones Harbour Marina. 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Coffee mornings being held county wide to support work of cancer support groups. Plus the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. Music with the Swing Cats and others, cakes and biscuits, fabulous raffle. Please help Greystones Cancer Support and come along. Great morning to be had by all !! An annual event not to be missed !! Full details from 2871601. RNLI Annual Yellow Welly Table Quiz North Wicklow RNLI Fundraising Branch: Greystones and Newtown Greystones Lawn Tennis Club; 8:00 p.m. Great Cause, Great Venue, Great Quiz, Great Prizes. €10 per person, Teams of Four, Raffle on the night. Come along for a good cause: Saving lives at sea. All proceeds to Wicklow RNLI. Hot Spot Music Club: Soul Agreed: Legends of Northern Soul & Motown Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour. Representing the legends of Northern Soul, Motown and unsung heroes. Group couldn’t agree on a name, but they did on soul. A band was born and finally named by six devoted parents. Fronted by the rich and rootsy vocals of Lou Max, soulful sax from Tony Two Times. Kickin’ keys from Major Pete-atonic, Twisted Thorn on Funky guitar. Keeping it real and keeping the rhythm are Turnaround Tony (bass) & C. Fields (drums). Wide range of fabulous songs and sounds you don’t want to miss. Doors open 8 pm. Tickets: €8 earlybird/€10 on the door. Earlybird Tickets, subject to availability, from: The Hot Spot Music Club during opening hours. By phone, 087 2917519, credit card. Via Pay Pal: firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details from www.thehotspot.ie. 30 April 2017 Hot Spot Music Club: Summerside Folk Session Upstairs @The Beach House, Greystones Harbour Marina. Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to present day. Country, jazz ‘n blues and ragtime, Irish traditional songs and ballads. All genres of music in an acoustic format. Audience is encouraged to sing a long, but this is not an open mic session. Or a singer songwriter session. Hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick and Bert. Each week, invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, please contact email@example.com. Or leave your details at The Hot Spot Music Club. Doors open, 4:00 p.m. Admission free. 1 May 2017 May Bank Holiday Monday Greystones Tidy Towns Super Family Fun Day Burnaby Park; 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fun for all the family. Bouncy Castles, Tea Cup Merry Go Round, Golf, Train, Bungee Trampolines. Rodeo Bull, Surf Simulator, Games, Food, Music and much much more. Come along and join in all the fun. Many thanks to all the local Greystones business sponsors. 7 May 2017 HOLY ROSARY PARISH SOCIAL, HOBBY AND CRAFT AFTERNOON Today and each First Sunday of the month. Kilian House Family Centre; 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come along and join in this new free initiative. Share a skill, pick up a hobby or simply find a friend. Whatever your interest, you are welcome to come along and join in. 18 years and over. Refreshments available at €1.50. Full details from www.GreystonesParish.ie. 9 May 2017 Soup and Sandwiches at Presbyterian Hall Trafalgar Road; 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Donation €5.00. Great food and a warm welcome. Come along for the chat !! 16 May 2017 St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Church Road; 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please come along. Wonderful home made food, good company, good cheer, good welcome. Suggested donation of €5.00, in aid of charity. 17 May 2017 Greystones Cancer Support Cancer Carers Meeting La Touche Place; 3:15 p.m. Special meeting for those looking after a cancer patient. Cancer Carers are very special people. They play an important role in the life of a cancer patient. Cancer Carers have needs too. Please remember that you are not alone. All Cancer Carers welcome. Details from 2871601 or info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com. 24 May 2017 Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting La Touche Place; 3:15 p.m. Special meeting for those bereaved in the past two or three years. Details from 2871601, Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com. Sessions of the Bereaved Group are being professionally facilitated. Facilitator is Liz Gleeson, trained in bereavement work and assistance. Bereaved Group sessions can be extremely helpful. You will be given a very warm welcome. Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance, encouragement and support to cancer patients, their families and their friends. 5 June 2017 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin Walk, run or jog in aid of Greystones Cancer Support. Full details from 2871601. 11 June 2017 National Street Feast Neighbours come out to eat, greet and meet. Why not organise an event near you !! 14 June 2017 Greystones Cancer Support Cancer Carers Meeting La Touche Place; 3:15 p.m. Special meeting for those looking after a cancer patient. Cancer Carers are very special people. They play an important role in the life of a cancer patient. Cancer Carers have needs too. Please remember that you are not alone. All Cancer Carers welcome. Details from 2871601 or info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com. This is the last meeting before the Summer Break. We will be back in September !! 21 June 2017 Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting La Touche Place; 3:15 p.m. Special meeting for those bereaved in the past two or three years. Details from 2871601, Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com. Sessions of the Bereaved Group are being professionally facilitated. Facilitator is Liz Gleeson, trained in bereavement work and assistance. Bereaved Group sessions can be extremely helpful. You will be given a very warm welcome. Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance, encouragement and support to cancer patients, their families and their friends. This is the last meeting before the Summer Break. We will be back in September !! 24 June 2017 Delgany & District Horticultural Society Rose Show St. Cronan’s Primary School, Vevay Road, Bray; 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 30 July 2017 King of Greystones Triathlon 26 August 2017 Delgany & District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show St. Patrick’s Primary School, Church Road, Greystones; 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 28 September 2017 Greystones Cancer Support Super Draw Launch 11 October 2017 Delgany & District Horticultural Society AGM and Autumn Lecture St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Church Road, Greystones. 8:00 p.m. AGM will commence sharply. 8:30 p.m. “Wild Flowers of Ireland” Chloe Devlin, Author and Botanist. 2 November 2017 Greystones Cancer Support Super Draw
Wicklow County Council is conducting Septic Tank Surveys throughout the County this week and next. 10 days written notice is always given in advance of an inspection. All inspectors must show identification. Dye testing is carried out as part of the inspections. Local rivers may turn luminous green for short periods. The dye is non-toxic and is safe to use in rivers.
Greystones Sailing Club
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Table Quiz - Friday 28th - In Aid of Wicklow RNLI Location - Greystones Tennis Club
Have you ever thought about sailing but don't know how to get involved.... Join us next Thursday for a an open meeting in Greystones Sailing Club at 8pm to find out how.
Need a room for your next big event! Talk to us about hiring our clubhouse! The best view in Greystones!
Greystones School of Taekwon-Do
Daniel Williams receiving his certificate from the last grading!
Exciting times at the Dublin Open!
Exciting times at the Dublin Open yesterday! Well done to everyone who participated!
Yoga for Easter at GYS! Good Friday, 9am Led Ashtanga Saturday: 9:30am Led Ashtanga and 11am Vinyasa Flow No classes Easter Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday New 4 week Beginners' Course starts Wednesday, 8 May at 7pm. Places limited to 12 - book now:http://greystonesyoga.ie/costs/
"Ashtanga Yoga Mini-Intensive", this Sunday, 9 April, from 12pm to 2pm. All levels welcome. 12 places only. Book now for Early Bird price of €25. Full details and booking here: http://greystonesyoga.ie/workshops/
At Greystones Yoga Studio, you'll find real yoga, great teachers....and a beautiful view. Classes tomorrow 9:30am and 11am, and Sunday 9am. Drop-in welcome.