Juvenile Club: Michael Dwyer's

Michael Dwyer Juvenile GAA Club Committee 2011

Chairman: ........................................................Nigel Byrne

Vice Chair: .......................................................

Secretary: ........................................................Declan Troy

Treasurer: ........................................................Mark Fenton

Assistant Secretary: .....................................Eva LeMaheu

Membership Secretary: ...............................John Coogan

Fixtures Secretary: .......................................Christy O’Toole

Contact secretary.michaeldwyers.wicklow@gaa.ie 



Congratulations and well done to Talbotstown NS on winning the County Cumann na mBunscoil Trath na gCeist in Brockagh Centre last week, they scored an impressive 113pts, well done to their teacher Brian Flood and the team of; Karl Furlong, Colm Murphy, Eoin McLoin, Adam Wynne and sub Michael Clynch.


Cumann Lúthchleas Gael

Cill Mhantain Coiste na nOg

2012 Rules & Regulations

Games shall not be postponed once fixed except for the following reasons:
  1. Death of a player of his immediate family or person residing with him at time of death
  2. Death of a serving club officer
  3. Any other exceptional circumstances considered by at least 5 members of the C.C.C. to be appropriate for a postponement
  4. All games postponed must be fixed within 7 days of original date of fixture or at the discretion of the C.C.C.
  5. Fixtures that are called off without the consent of Coiste nOg will result in a fine of €50 being imposed on the clubs

If the home teams pitch is unplayable the fixture must be played at opponents venue if playable otherwise a neutral venue. All Club pitches arranged for games must be marked out, grass cut, nets up failure to do so will incorporate a €50 Club fine.

Results must be returned by Text to 086-0442762 the onus is on the referee.

Declaring Winners
If two teams end up on equal points there will be a play off to decide winner/runner up of league

Referee's fees are
Under 8, 10 blitzes are €15 per referee (Payable by host Club)
U/12 blitzes/Games €15 per referee (Payable by both Clubs)
Under 14 - Minor €15 per team
1. For Go Games Blitzes host clubs must contact young referees to ensure availability
2. If the referee is not notified by the home team of a call off or change of venue/time then the home team as listed for the fixture is liable for the full fee of €30
3. In the event that the referee fails to show, the away team has the option to referee the game (If they have official referee)
4. If they do not wish to exercise this option then the home team MUST referee or concede the game       (Official Referee only) home team to contact referee before hand to ensure his availability

2012 Fixtures Calendar
Fixture for 2012 are set out in the Official Coiste na nOg fixtures planner. Official Team lists will be required from U/12 – Minor inclusive for all League and Championship games. Failure to comply with this rule will incur €20 Fine No Replays
Extra time to be played in all championship Games 2 X 10minutes Followed by 2 X 5 minutes.

Player Numbers Under 14 – Minor Age Groups
Div 1 Min 13 a-side to max 15 a-side both teams play with equal numbers.
Div 2 Min 11 a-side to max 13 a-side both teams play with equal numbers
Div 3 and 4 teams11 a-side
Under 12 Games are 25minutes a half - Under 14, 16 and minor are 30minutes a half

Sliotar Sizes
Under 8 - First Touch
Under 10 - Quick Touch
Under 12 - Smart Touch
Under 13 - Juvenile
Under 14 - College
Under 16/Minor - Senior

Goal Posts
Under 8/10
Small Portable Goalposts or
Training poles for goalposts

Under 12’s
Small Portable Goalpost

Football Sizes
Under 8 - First Touch
Under 10 - Quick Touch
Under 12 - Smart Touch
Under 14 - Size 4
Under 15/16/Minor Size 5

Use of Video
The use of video at all matches is subject to the club obtaining permission from the Coiste na nOg and the original video must be made available to CCC if Requested

Match Notification
Notification of games shall be by way of (A) The Wicklow G.A.A Website. www.wicklowgaaoneline.ie  (B) The Wicklow/Bray People newspapers. All fixtures will be notified to each club Secretary by email in advance. All Fines must be paid on a MONTHLY basis

Clubs (Players/mentors/parents/supporters) that abuse match officials will be dealt with by the CCC

Age Grades
To be eligible for the Grades Listed hereunder, a player shall meet the respective stated age crieria
Adult: Be over 16 years
Under 21: be under 21 years and over 16 years
Minor (Under 18) be under 18 years and over 14 years
Under 16: Be under 16 years and over 12 years
Under 14: Be under 14 years and over 10 years
Under 12: Be under 12 years and over 9 years
To be under age shall mean that the player shall celebrate the upper limit birthday (e.g. 21st for under 21 grade on the 1st January of the championship year or on a later date. - to be Over an age shall mean that the player shall have celebrated the lower limits birthday (e.g 16th to participate in senior/under 21 Grades) prior to the 1st January of the championship year. Girls may participate only up to and including the under 12 grade

Tournaments/Blitzes and Challenge Games
All tournaments/Blitzes and Challenge games must be sanctioned by the appropriate controlling authority Coiste na nOg or Coaching and Games Development, (application in writing seven day prior to the commencement date must be submitted to Michael Murphy County Secretary GAA office Arklow)   It is important for clubs to be aware that all competitions or tournaments must be sanctioned by county board for insurance purposes.

Playing Membership Requirements
A player must be a registered full member or youth member of a club and the Association Club Registrations (Club registration must be completed prior to the start of any club activity)

Coiste na nOg Fixtures Sub Committee will consist of the following members for 2012
Damien Byrne Coiste na nOg Chairman, Lucy Mooney Coiste na nOg Secretary,                             Dave Murray Coiste na nOg Vice Chairman/PRO Kieran O’ Shea Coiste na nOg Fixtures Secretary,   Ronnie Philips Coaching Officer, Jim Bob Doyle Hurling Officer, Hugh Kenny Games manager

Player Injury Scheme
Official forms are available from club Secretary and County Board Offices in Pearse's Park Arklow

Respect Bibs
All Coaches/Mentors over all teams must wear their respect Bibs during all games both league and championship during 2012
Coiste na nOg Executive Committee
Chairman Damien Byrne, Secretary Lucy Mooney, Vice Chairman Dave Murray, Fixtures Secretary Ciaran O Shea, Coaching Officer Ronnie Philips, IT Officer Emma Burke Treasure: Eamonn O’ Keeffe Districts; North/East Chairman Martin O Connor, Secretary Breda Donnolly South/West Chairman Pat Dunne, Secretary Jimmy Birchall, County Games Manager Hugh Kenny, Hurling Officer Jim Bob Doyle  

1. All games are play or concede
2. Only Coiste na nOg Fixtures Committee may call off or postpone a fixture
3. In the event of bereavement cancellation of fixtures will be at the discretion of Coiste na nOg fixtures committee
4. Fixtures that are called off without the consent of Coiste nOg will result in a fine of €50 being imposed on the clubs


Kiltegan like many small rural clubs have difficulties finding enough players to field teams at underage level. The small sided under 8’s and 10’s go games allow our young players to begin their career’s playing in their own club colors. 

To allow our older players the opportunity to take part in games Kiltegan Juvenile players play with the local Michael Dwyer Juvenile GAA Club.

Michael Dwyer Juvenile GAA Club is the juvenile club for the 3 local clubs Kiltegan, and Ballymanus and caters for players from Under 12 to Minor grades.

Founded in 1985 Michael Dwyer's was the brainchild of Brian Graham, the Principle of Rathcoyle N.S.   It replaced the  Naomh Teagain Juvenile Club which had operated very successfully in the area for 12 years but catered mainly for Hurling.

Officers elected at the first meeting were –

Chairman – Arthur Whelan, Knockananna; Vice-Chairman Pat Carty, Ballymanus, Secretary Brian Grahan, Kiltegan; Treasurer Mrs Carroll, Knockananna

Kerry born Teacher Brian remained the driving force behind the Club until his retirement in -   In that time the Club won every Championship available to them in Hurling in the County as well as a Minor and U-12 football Championship. 

They player their first Football Championship in 1995 and the hero of that win over St Kevins  was John O’Toole who scored the two goal to win the match.  Another notable name on that team was Sean Kavanagh who later played for Carlow and Leinster and won a Railway Cup medal in 1996.  It is nice to report that both men are still playing Senior Football for their Clubs. – a quarter century service to Club and County.

The high point  in their history in Hurling to date came in  2001 when under the guiding hand of Mary Kelly they won Div 3 of the National Fiele na nGael in Cork.  After beating three Cork teams along the way and Ballinascreen of Derry in the final at Pairc Ui Rinn captain Seanie Furlong brought home the Michael Cusack Trophy to Kiltegan.

In Football the days best remembered were the day Jacko Dalton captained the team that brought home the U-12FC Cup and when Fergal Gartland led a great team to win the MFC.

One of ‘Dwyers Greatest  Dual players of all had to be Jeffrey Bermingham who played football and Hurling for Wicklow  and was capped five times for “Ireland” in the Hurling/Shinty internationals.

Players who started the careers  with Ml Dwyers went on to backbone Kiltegan teams to win 8 SHC and 2 SFC  titles as well as helping Ballymanus and Knockananna to win Championships in Junior and Intermediate Football

They also helped V.S teams in Baltinglass and Hacketstown to win County titles in Football and at least one in Hurling.   They were also on a Wicklow team that won a Leinster VS title and helped Carlow team at least to one Leinster Final.

Author, Peter Keogh