Lotto - Blessington GAA Lotto was not won on Tues 29 Jan. Jackpot was €2400. Numbers drawn were 3,4,23,24. One winner of Match 3 and wins €300 was Gillian Keogh c/o Pat Molloy. Next draw in Bealins on 12 Feb. Jackpot €2600. Tickets available from players, committee members and local businesses. Thanks for continued support.
New website – Log onto our new website www.blessingtongaa.ie which was created by Steven Bohan and who will manage it.
Club Registration night – Date for your diary. Tues 26 Feb 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Venue TBC.
County Hurling and Football – Hard luck to both our hurlers and footballers who lost their respective games at home on Sun 3 Feb. The footballers took on Leitrim and the hurlers were up against Down. Speedy recovery to Anto McLoughlin who injured his shoulder during the game and was brought to hospital.
County Ladies – Hard luck to the ladies who lost out to Roscommon away on Sat 2 Feb.
Seniors – Our senior team had a friendly game on Sun 3 Feb at home v Round Towers Clondalkin. It was good to get the lads together for a game in preparation for the league next week. We started a bit slow with some lads been tried out in new positions and got into the flow soon enough. Four of the junior squad made their debut today and did well. Exciting year ahead with this panel of players. FT Blessington 2-10 Round Towers 3-05. First match of the year is away v Tinahely at 3pm on Sat 9 Feb. Blessington have been drawn in Group 2 of the Championship 2019 alongside St Patrick’s, Eire Og, Avondale, Baltinglass and Bray.
Junior A – Blessington will now play Junior A in 2019 and have been drawn alongside Lacken/Kilbride, Shillelagh/Coolboy, Hollywood, Valleymount and Aughrim in Group 1.
Senior Ladies – The ladies had a big win over Sarsfields in a challenge on Sun 3 Feb. Both teams enjoyed the run out ahead of playing in the Paidi Ó’Se tournament on the weekend 15 – 17 Feb.
U14 girls – The girls have been busy with challenge games the last few weekends with fine performances and results against Kilmacud Crokes and St Laurence’s. Next upcoming game v Naas at home on Sat 9 Feb 3pm.
U12 girls – The girls started back training on 2 Feb and what a super turnout. Here’s to another successful season for this super bunch of girls.
Scor Sinsear – Will not be held in Blessington this year. It has been decided that it will now take place on Fri 22 Feb in Ballinakill. No further details to date. This is the adult Scor (over 17) and the table quiz will also be held on the night as well. Looking for any solo singers, story tellers, ballad groups and set dancers to take on the challenge. Contact Catherine Behan on 0871224019 to register.
U13’s – U13 Rising Stars Football Program 2019 will run in 2 venues on 19 and 21 Feb – Baltinglass and Ballinakill. Coaches to send on players born in 2005 in Ballinakill
Referee recruitment – Due to lack of registrations this course had been cancelled.
Condolences – Sincere sympathy to Liam Cullen and family on the sudden passing of his mother Alice. Alice was also Aunt and Godmother to Michael Sargent and Mother-in-law to Pat Dunne.
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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