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Blessington GAA Club Notes 17 Sep 2017

Seniors – Our Senior team are up against Avondale in the semi-finals of the Renault Senior Football Championship on Sun 24 Sep in Joule Park, Aughrim at 4.15pm. All support would be greatly appreciated by the team and the club. The Senior Football Championship County Final has been put back one week, it will now be on Sunday 15th October. Please support the lads. Be the 16th man.

Jun B Div 4 football league – Up against Kiltegan away on Sat 23 Sep at 5pm. Please support.

Ladies Football

U16 girls – Hard luck to the girls who lost by the min in the B Championship semi-final v Eire Og at home on Thurs.

U12 girls - Thank you to John Crimin's Butchers and Padraig Creighton of Kilbride Plant Services for sponsoring the new fab jumpers for our U12 girls teams ahead of their County Finals this Sunday. your support is very much appreciated! 

U12 girls Blue Team – Tue 12 Sep - The girls won the semi-final v Bray at home. Unbelievable Semi Final performance by our U12 Girls Blue Team defeating Bray 6-8 to 0-0. Best team performance all year 

Thanks a mil to the large crowd of supporters who cheered on the girls on the night.We gave the whole team player of the match as couldn't single anyone out. Scorers Aisling Brennan 3-1 Sadhbh Fisher 2-3 Millie Barrett 1-0 Juliette Gough 0-2 Holly Moody 0-1 Aoibheann Bailey 0-1. The girls are now in the Final v Tinahely on Sun 17 Sep.

 

U12 girls White Team – C Final in Ballinakill on Sun 17 Sep v Balto. Report on U12’s Final will be submitted next week.

 

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

G4M&O – Training every Wed 7pm to 8pm. Fantastic turnout for G4M last week with 20 ladies at training. G4M V Round Towers on Mon 11 Sep and ladies had an excellent game. They came out on top and this was followed by an after match social in clubhouse with Round Towers. G4M are holding a blitz Sat 30 Sep 10:30 to 3pm changed from the 23 Sep.   

For more information on G4M contact Michelle 0863734748, Sinead 0862446510 or Lorcan on 087 6647625.

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

Academy - Blessington GAA Academy runs every Saturday morning from 10am to 11.15am and is open to all boys and girls aged 4 years onwards. New children are always welcome.

U7’s – Blesso v Clane at home on Sat 16 Sep.

U8’s – Away v Sallins v Blesso 2.30 TBC. Sat 23 Sep.

U9’s – Away v Naas on Sat 16 Sep at 3.30pm.

U10’s – Away v Balyna 3.30pm Sat 23 Sep TBC.

U11’sOur U11's were in Ballinakill today for Wicklow league finals. First up our white squad played Coolboy in group 3 and despite playing very well they were just short at end. In group 1 finals our two teams played against Annacurra and ended up winning well despite both games being tight at half time. After the games team captains of both teams, Padraic Quinn and David Gilmore accepted the trophy on behalf of all of Blessington U11.

U12/U13’s U13’s played Rathnew at home on Mon 11 Sep. Excellent first half. Both teams were very close.  Injuries and a sending off in the second half swung the game in Rathnews’ favour. Next up is a friendly V St Anns Wed 20 Away at 7:30pm. Friendly V Thomas Davis Sat 23rd at home. U13 Championship Mon 25 Away V Baltinglass.

U17’s – A win for the lads v Bray Emmets on Thurs 21 Sep in Ballinakill will secure a semi-final place. Time TBC

Hurling

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

U8 – Our U8s x2 out in horrible conditions on Tues 12 Sep and played out of their skins in the nkl. So proud of these young players. On a damp night to say the least our U8 hurlers x2 travelled to Celbridge in the nkl. Both our teams played extremely well in horrible conditions. It was to end on both pitches with the save of the game by Kayden McMahon on pitch A. The best tackling by Emily Behan and again Callum Jordan Dempsey and Ryan Sargent driving the team on to knock out a last-minute draw. Well done to all who travelled. (Seans team)

After getting narrowly beaten on a dreadful wet night it was by far the best team effort so far everyone played their hearts out, Peter Murphy & Sean Parrels Molloy especially. (Jacks team)

Western Gaels U11 NKL Hurling – Home v Sarsfields Sun 24 Sep 12 noon.

Michael Dwyer U13 – Away v Maynooth 1 6.15pm.

Lotto No winner of the Blessington GAA lotto on 5 Sep. Next draw 19th Sept in Mick Reids. Jackpot €3400. Numbers drawn were 5, 15, 20, 27. 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 McGarr 087 7460327 or Arthur Hennessy for details 087 2396157. Remember you can also play online by logging onto www.blessingtongaa.ie.

Scor na nOg – 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.

 

Junior Cert results - Well done to everyone who received their Junior Cert results during the week.

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.

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. 

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