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Blessington GAA Club Notes 20 May 2018


Lotto Jackpot now €3400. Next draw 22 May in Mileys. Thank you for your support.

Senior Fundraiser  The Sports Panel Live – Thanks to all who supported the Blessington GAA Senior men’s fundraiser on Thurs 17 May. A panel of Marty Morrissey, Alan Brogan, Dessie Dolan, Anthony Daly, Marc O’Sé and Mick Galwey provided a great night’s entertainment for a captive audience in the Avon Ri. Thanks to Renault who sponsored the event. Video clips are on our Facebook page. Winners of the 5 pairs of tickets to the Late Late Show were Julieanne Williamson, Will Doyle, Michelle McLoughlin, Mary Molloy and Tracy Byrne. Winners of signed Blessington jerseys by the panel was Scal Shannon and Betty Rogers.

Paddy Magee Memorial Match – A great game on a beautiful evening at the pitch on Fri 18 May Blessington v Castletown, Co Wexford. The visitors won by the narrowest of margins 1-11 to 1-12. Trophies were presented to the winning teams Captain by Noelle McGarr. Nora Nolan presented No 11 Jonathan Bealin with the Pete Nolan Player of the match. Thanks Castletown lads for travelling, the Magee and Nolan families. Gate takings will be donated to local charities.

County Senior Footballers – Wicklow meet Dublin in the quarter finals on Sun 27 in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise. Throw-in at 4pm. Please support. Ticket information  Tickets can be purchased from the following locations:- (a) the participating County Boards (b) GAA Ticketline 1890 92 46 48 (c) Tickets.ie
www.gaa.ie, (e) Centra & Supervalu Shops. Blessington GAA will be represented by David Boothman. Come out and support the team.

County Senior Hurlers – Well done to the County Senior hurlers who beat Roscommon on Sat 19 May in Athleague, Co Roscommon on a scoreline of Wicklow 2-16 Roscommon 0-16. The hurlers now take a break until 2 Jun for their final group game with Kildare in the Christy Ring Cup. Well done to them so far on their two fine wins. A victory over Kildare will see them top the group.

Wicklow Juniors – Match v Kildare in Leinster Junior Football Quarter Final on Tues 22 May in Joule Park, Aughrim at 7pm. The club will be represented by Gavin Murray, Steven Bohan, Kevin Hanlon, Mickey O’Connor and Patrick O’Connor.

Div 4 - Div 4 football league WS1 away v Kiltegan on Thurs 24 May at 7.30pm.

County Minors – Good luck to the lads who are away to Louth in the Leinster Minor Championship on Wed 23 May at 7.30pm in Ardee. Good luck to our own lads on the panel Craig Maguire and Kevin Quinn.

U12’s – Away v Celbridge 2 on Sat 6 May at 4.30pm.

U11’s –  NKL game v Allenwood cancelled on Sat 19 May due to communions and will be refixed. Management will notify parents.

U10’s – U10 NKL had a great win last Mon 14 May at home v Confey with excellent football and great work rate throughout by all the team. Away v Cappagh on Sat 26 May at 3.30pm.

U9’s – U9’s travelled to play Allenwood on Sat 19 May in the NKL. The lads started a little slow, but they soon kicked into gear and put in a fine display. We tried to focus our play on moving the ball early and making the pitch big. Score of the day came from Fred Dick a sweet point where he moved at speed on the wing and kicked a great score from the sideline. Best on the day were Oisín Kelly and Senan Fisher in another good win in the NKL.

U8’s – Away v Caragh x 2 on Sat 26 May at 2.30pm.

U7’s –  Our U7’s made the long journey to Cappagh today. We had 2 teams and came out on top in both games but had to work very hard in both games. Great to see how much the players are improving every week. Big thank you to all parents who made the journey.

Go Games – Football in Kilbride at 11am on Sat 26 May.

Kellogs Cul Camps – Football Cul Camp on Mon 9 July to Fri Fri 13 Jul and Hurling Cul Camp on Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul. Contact Paul Garrigan on 0834366801 for more information or register on line www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. There will be NO BOOKINGS/SIGN UPS ACCEPTED ON THE MONDAY (DAY 1) of any camp this summer and that camps will have registration caps so it is best to book online early to avoid disappointment.

Senior Ladies –  Senior ladies away v Clontarf B on Wed 23 May at 7.30pm.  


Junior Ladies – At home on Tues 22 May v An Tochar at 7.45pm.


U14’s – A great week for Blessington GAA U14 girls. On Tues15 May the blue team were away to Tinahely in Division 1 and put in a superb performance in overcoming a strong Tinahely team. The girls started strongly and our two Sadhbhs took some fine scores to open up a good lead. Tinahely upped their game in the second half but our girls put in a strong defensive game with some great tackling and blocking to keep them at bay. The final score was as follows: Tinahely 0 -3, Blessington 4 - 4.

On Thurs night 17 May our White team played Kilcoole in Div 3 and this was another really strong display from this young and improving team. The girls started strongly with scores from Amy, Jane, Niamh and new girl, Caelainn (playing her first game for the club). All the girls showed great commitment, battling for every ball with strong displays from the backs to keep the Kilcoole score down while further scores from Millie and Aisling added to a winning scoreline. Blesington 2 - 13, Kilcoole 3 – 01. Well done to all the girls this week, they did themselves, their families and their club proud. Training on Tuesday & Thursday next week.


U12’s – U12 girls white at home v Kilcoole on Tues 22 May at 7.15pmOn Thurs 24 May girls are at home v St Pats at 7.15pm.


U8’s -  U8 girls blitz at home on Sat 26 May at 10.30am.


Club physio - Contact Pat Molloy regarding any enquiries/emergencies on 0868230130.



U17 - Hurling Celtic Challenge on Wed 23 May Wicklow BYE.

U15 – Avondale/Parnells v Michael Dwyers on Wed 23 May at 7.15pm.

U11’s – Western Gaels away v Tinahely at 6.45pm.

U9’s – At home v Coill Dubh on Sun 27 May at 11am.


Fixtures – All our fixtures for the week can be found on the Blessington GAA Facebook page and the club website.


Congratulations – Well done to all our members who made their Holy Communion over the weekend. Hope you all have a wonderful day.


Cul Camp Coaching Application Form 2018 is available on our website. The closing date for applications is Friday May 4th. Applicants must be over 18 before the Camps begin on July 2nd. Applications can be posted to Garrett Doyle, Wicklow GAA Cúl Camp Coordinator, Wicklow GAA Centre of Excellence,
Ballinakill, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. or emailed to 

Clothing Collection ongoing - collecting good quality second hand clothing suitable for re-use. Please fill as many black bin bags as you can – the more we collect, the more our club receives. If you are unable to bring them to the GAA grounds, we can arrange collection. Please contact: John Magee Snr 086 871 7483 or Breda Brophy 087 225 3892. Thank you for your support.

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