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Blessington GAA Club Notes 23 July 2017

Senior – Next round in Championship is Saturday next 29th v AGB in Aughrim at 6.45. Please show your support.

Junior B- Well done to our Junior B team who beat Lacken on Thurs last by a convincing margin.

Senior ladies – Next stage of Championship will be pushed due to Wicklow ladies progressing.

Wicklow ladies- Well done to the girls who beat Limerick on Sun last 6-9 to 4-9 in the All Ireland series. Well done to Kim,Shauna,Shona and Molly. Next up is Clare on Sun 30th July.

U12 girls- Training continues every Tues and Thurs for Championship preparation. Well done to all our girls who have joined the Wicklow U12 panel.

Physio -Physio on Wed at 7pm in the clubhouse. €5 donation. Players training will have first preference.  

G4M&O - Training Wed as Normal 7pm to 8pm. It’s been great to see some new members joining the team over the last while. . For more information contact Michelle 0863734748, Sinead 0862446510 or Kevin on 0876123202.

Juvenile – For upcoming fixtures, pictures and pitch rota please see our website and Facebook page.

Hurl repairs - Hurley repairs - €5 a fix, €2/hoop. Contact Ciarán 085 7145288 

Lotto – lotto continues every fortnight. Tickets are available from players, committee members and in shops and pubs around the town. Don't miss a draw again and sign up for Direct Debit. Contact Noelle Mc Garr 087 7460327 or Arthur Hennessy for details 087 2396157. Remember you can also play online

U10 Boys- We had U11 Wicklow league matches at home on Wed last which went ahead despite the poor weather conditions. In group 1 we had two teams playing An Tochar and secured a good win. We also fielded a team against Avoca in group 4 but were second best on the night.

Wicklow U16- Hard luck to the lads who lost to Wexford in Arklow on Thurs night last.

Wicklow U15 -Well done to Wicklow u15 who beat Meath  5-8 to 1-8. Special mention to our Blessington lads on the panel.

Best wishes- The club would like to send a speedy recovery to two of our players Jack Gilligan and Bryana Reid. Hope to see you back on the playing field very soon.

AFL- We wish Molly Cullen and Gavin Murray all the best as they head down under on July 29th for a month to play for Ireland in the Aussie Football League in Melbourne.

Outstanding membership- We would appreciate if players and non players could pay their membership to Breda Brophy or John Magee Snr by 31st July please .

Hurling Cul Camps- well done to all who took part in The Hurling Cul Camp this week in the pitch.

Scor na nOg – Blessington GAA will proudly host the Scor na nOg on Fri 20 Oct. Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland's traditional past-times. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland's traditional pastimes and culture while offering club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months while Football and Hurling had ceased. There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture:  Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Léiriú Stáitse/Stage Presentation, Instrumental Music, Set Dancing and Table Quiz. The competition is divided into two age levels, Scór na nÓg, for young people under 17 and Scór Sinsir, for those over 17. Anyone interested in finding out more information can contact Catherine Behan on 087 1224019.

Cash for Clubs - The club has registered again this year for Topaz Cash for Clubs. Every time you spend €30 and present your game tag you will get one point. We will need 2,000!!!!! Is there any bus companies, companies with a fleet of vans on the road or taxi drivers around to help us achieve this target? Please contact Noreen on secretary.blessington.wicklow@gaa.ie. Cash for Clubs will run until Sun 13 Aug 2017. To participate in Cash for Clubs you will need to be a registered Play or Park member. Membership of Play or Park is subject to the Terms & Conditions of the scheme which can be found at www.playorpark.ie. FAQ – TOKENS - How do I collect Tokens? Simply scan your Play or Park game tag when you make a fuel purchase at any participating Topaz station. You will earn 1 Token for every €30 spent in a single transaction. You can earn a maximum of 3 Tokens per transaction. Visit www.playorpark.ie, sign in to your online account and you can see how your Club is performing on the Cash for Clubs page. Blessington GAA Code is 10219.

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.

Car parking – For those who use Blessington GAA Grounds the club has a REVERSE IN, DRIVE OUT policy. This is for Health and Safety reasons. There is a lot of kids using our facilities and their safety is paramount. Yes, it's a pain but it must be done. You will make our parking attendants life a bit easier. The club are also implementing a NO PARKING section at the area immediately beside the astro. It would be great if all everyone would comply. It’s not easy to implement change.

Shop at the pitch – Shop will be open for some home games. Boots for sale sizes 28 to 33 (age 4 to 8) €10. Tea, coffee and goodies. Gum shields also for sale. 


Online shop – https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/blessington-gaa.html


Remember to keep updated on what is happening in the Club log on www.blessingtongaa.ie and Blessington GAA on Facebook and on Twitter @blessingtongaa. If you wish to be on the Blessington GAA Supporters text list, please text your name to 085 1607808.