Seniors - Blessington beat Baltinglass on Sat 18 Nov at home in the Dunne Cup Semi-finals on a score line of 2-12 to 0-11. Final will probably take place in the New Year.
AGM - Blessington GAA AGM will take place in the Baile Coimin Centre on Thurs 30 Nov at 8pm. If you are a current member or not, please attend if you want to know or be part of the plans going forward for the club for 2018 and beyond. #blesso2018
Juvenile coaches meeting - Juvenile coaches meeting in clubhouse Tues 28th Nov 9pm. This is for anyone who was involved in any way this year and can be involved next year and for anyone who is willing to get involved for first time (spread the word). Anyone who does not want to coach but willing to look after team admin also welcome to attend (sending team texts etc). We hope to agree 2018 management and coaches for each group on the night and figure out who needs training.
GAA Club Race Day - Our annual race day was held on Sun 19 Nov at Punchestown Race Course. This is always a terrific family day out with face painting by Jade Walsh keeping all the young ones happy. Plenty of excitement for the adults on the racetrack. Thanks to Jessica Harrington who gave some great tips. Thanks to all who sold tickets, Breda for updating the database of tickets, Michael O'Leary, Gerry Hennessy, Helen Hennessy and Martin Shannon who kept everything ticking over on the day. Thanks to Chair John Williamson and Juvenile Chair Kevin Gilmore who thanked everyone for their help in making this a great fundraiser for the club: our main sponsor Dunnes Stores, Brophy Brothers Building Services who sponsored our big race, sponsors of vouchers, ticket sellers, Punchestown Race course etc. All funds raised in any of our fundraisers will be used in the future development of the club.
Blessington GAA Development Draw. €1200 Dunnes Stores voucher - Kevin Fitzgerald c/o Breda Brophy, €800 Dunnes Stores voucher- Andrew Renicks, €600 Dunnes Stores voucher- Niamh Quigley.
Thanks to Crimins, Supervalu, Hennessys Hardware, Blessington Pharmacy and Texaco for sponsoring the following prizes - €200 Crimins voucher - Claire Hennessy. €200 Supervalu- Linda Reddy c/o Martin Shannon. €100 Hennessy's hardware - Breege Caldwell, €100 Blessington pharmacy- Beege Caldwell, €100 Texaco- Liz phibbs Woodleigh.
Race day winners - Race 1. Pat Early €50, Paul Drewitt €30, Robert Ely €20. Race 2. Bridget O'Donnell €50, John Murphy €30, Mick Shortt €20. Race 3. Jonine Halpin €50, Bernie O'Riordan €30, Cathal Kinsella €20. Race 4. Megan Charles €50, Emma McEnroe €30, Doreen Dading €20. Race 5. Sponsored by Brophy Brothers Building Services Ltd. Michael O'Leary €200, Fred Armstrong €100, Monika Will €50. Race 6. David Harris €50, Helen Downes €30, Jason O'Connor €20
Winners of hampers - Will Doyle, Robbie Richardson, Colin Smith, Susan (Wilson) Murray, Linda Carroll, Fiona Quinn, Betty Boylan, Ann Nolan, Les Reddy, Helen Hennessy, Tom Delamare, Lorraine Earley.
Physio -Physio is now finished. Anyone seeking physio attention please contact Pat Molloy 0868230130.
G4M&O - Training on Wed 7pm to 8pm. For more information on G4M contact Michelle 0863734748, Sinead 0862446510 or Lorcan on 087 6647625.
Girls Presentation Night - Girls Annual Presentation Night Wed 22nd Nov at 7pm in the Community College. Awards from U7 up to U16 will be presented on the night. Our Special Guests will be some of the All Ireland Winning Dublin Ladies Team with their manager Mick Bohan. There will be a raffle on the night with some brilliant prizes. A brilliant night in store to reflect on a great year for our girls' teams!
Boys presentation night - For U11 to U17 groups inclusive will be held in St Kevin's hall on Sat 25 Nov at 7pm. Young footballer of the year, Con O'Callaghan will be there to present awards.
U7 and U9 Presentation night - Will he held on Mon 4 December 2017 in St Joseph's Hall at 7pm.
Hurl repairs - Hurley repairs - €5 a fix, €2/hoop. Contact Ciarán 085 7145288
Lotto - No winner of Blessington GAA Lotto on 14 Nov. Jackpot €4200. Numbers drawn were 3, 16, 24, 26. 2 winners matched 3 numbers and each win €150. - Geraldine Boothman c/o Sean/David and Lauren and Liam Richardson c/o Mark Richardson. Next draw 28 Nov in Mileys. Jackpot €4400. Nice just in time for Christmas. Could be the best €2 spent. Tickets available in shops and pubs in the town and committee members. Don't miss a draw again and sign up for Direct Debit. Contact Noelle McGarr 0877460327 or Arthur Hennessy for details 087 2396157. Remember you can also play online at www.blessingtongaa.ie.
Scór na n-Óg Leinster semis - Sun 10 Dec in Oulart, Co Wexford. More info of our participants representing the club next week.
Scór na n-Óg Table Quiz - The Scór na n-Óg Wicklow Table Quiz final will take place in Hollywood GAA Clubhouse on Fri 24 Nov at 7.30pm.
Foundation Course - There will be a Football Foundation Course taking place in Baltinglass GAA Grounds next Wed 22 Nov at 7pm. If any coaches from the club would like to attend, please contact Paul Garrigan 083 4366801.
X-Factor - Well done to Sean and Conor Price on a job well done. Unfortunately, they have not progressed to the semis but no doubt bigger things are ahead for them.
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.