Tinahely G.A.A Club NEWS February 2011i-d8Cvw84-S 

The club held their A.G.M. on 7th January. It was a well attended meeting. The following officers were elected for the coming year:-

Presidents: Pat Doyle and Des Morris.

Vice Presidents: Eamonn Heffernan and Jim Whelan.

Chairman: Jim Coogan.

Vice Chairman: Fr. Donal Berney.

Secretary: Pat Lanigan.

Assist. Secretaries: Raymond McGlynn, Darren Dunne and Ann Marie Butler

Fixtures Secretary: Ronan Hedderman.

Treasurer: Anthony D’arcy.

Assist. Treasurers: Mary Dillon and David Blake.

P.R.O. : Michael Morris.

2010 round-up: SUCCESS FOR THE TINAHELY LADIES GAA CLUB IN 2010! The club had a very successful year, the first year for our LADIES to take part in the senior competitions, and they won the B Championship beating Blessington in the final.

Our U14 GIRLS won the A Championship beating Baltinglass in the final by 7 points.

Our U16 GIRLS won the A Shield beating Cumann na Mara in the final by 4 points.

Our MINOR GIRLS won the A Championship beating the East District by 9 points.

Our U12 GIRLS were narrowly beaten by 1 point by Coolkenno in the Shield final.

Our U10 GIRLS were a bit slow to get going due to other commitments, but they took part in the last football blitz in Arklow and won all their games.

Well done to all the girls who played with the County, both in football and camogie, having won Leinster titles in both competitions. A big congratulations to all the players and mentors for all your hard work – it certainly has paid off well!


Tinahely GAA Club is growing fast and has a fully equipped gym and state of the art dressing rooms and meeting rooms.

The senior men’s club has 3 teams, one of which plays at the highest level and the other two play at junior level; both compete at leaLFC12TINEIR004-Sgue and championship levels. In total, Tinahely GAA has 60 lads that play football most weeks for the club. Two of the footballers are on County Wicklow’s senior panel, two on County Wicklow’s under 21 panel and one on the under 18 panel.

Tinahely GAA also has a ladies team which recently won the intermediate championship taking them into the senior ranks. The ladies team has not lost a game for two years; four of the team are on the county panel. Currently, there are about 20 girls training every week with the ladies GAA team.

The juvenile boys club starts with the Under 6 Academy, which trains every Saturday, and it’s fantastic to see the under 8’s, under 10’s, under 12’s, under 14’s, under 16’s and under 18’s have had great success over the years and are a credit to the club. The boys that play with Tinahely – about 80 – get a lot of foot-ball with numerous games and blitzes throughout the year; they all really enjoy the sport.

The juvenile girls club which was started a few years ago is a great success – under 10’s, under 12’s, un-der 14’s and under 16’s – with about 60 training and playing all year round.

The handball club has been re-established; the alley in the Fair Green was refurbished last year and there are now 60 children playing for the juvenile club. It is a fantastic alley and is used for racket ball as well. It costs only €30 per year to join for adults and €10 for children. So if you’d like to use it there is no problem and maybe your children would like to play handball.

About 100 people are involved with Tinahely GAA on a voluntary basis doing everything from being a committee member, training teams, umpiring to selling tickets or just help out in any way they can. They all put in a lot of time and hard work and it is a credit to all of them. However, the club is always looking for more help and if you would like to get involved in any way or either you or your children would like to play for the club please call one of the names below. You can also see a lot more about Tinahely GAA on its website:

Anthony for senior teams: 087 2323563
Willie for juvenile teams: 087 6617221
Ann 086 355229 and Paul 087 9621734 for juvenile girls
Caroline for senior girls: 087 9541792
Robert for handball: 087 6132687

To support the club, just send a text with your name to 087 2323563 and we will text back details of the game, fundraiser etc. This service is free and maybe some evenings when you are at a loose end you might come and support one of our teams. There are football games in the field most summer evenings so feel free to come along.
As there are no soccer or rugby clubs in Tinahely (the closest are in Coolboy for soccer which does have a lot of Tinahely players with them and is a great success and brilliant to see; for rugby you have to go to Arklow), the GAA plays an important role in Tinahely and it is important to provide the best facilities for our children at a local level. The field is so close to all; it’s beside the school and hall and has a lot of parking – we’re lucky to have all this so close.