Blessington club notes

June 04, 2019

Lotto –No winner of jackpot and no match 3 winners in the last draw. Match 3 (€300) will rollover to lotto in The West Wicklow on the 4 Jun. Thanks for your continued support.

Bingo - Next Bingo on Wed 5 Jun at 8.15pm sharp. Cost €10 includes jackpot and flyer sheets.

Seniors – The seniors were away to Rathnew on Fri 31 May in the league. Even though both teams were missing several players it was still a good game. In a low scoring windy 1st half, both sides missed several chances. Half time Rathnew led 0.5- 0.4. In the 2nd half we upped our game but so did Rathnew and they went 1.07- 0.5pts up with about 10 minutes to go. We dug deep and managed to get back level at 1.09 each. With time up on the clock a draw looked to be a fair result. But Rathnew won a crucial turnover and clipped over the winning score with the last play off the match. Full time 1.10 to 1.09. The players and management wish Jordan McGarr a speedy recovery from a nasty knee injury and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance. Team – P. Manning. B. Murphy. S. Bohan. A. Curran. J. Cotter. J. Gilligan (0-1). B. Finan. D. Boothman (0-4). K.J. Rodgers. S. Carroll (0-2) J. Mcgarr. K. Hanlon (0-1). A. Boland (1-0). C. Geraghty (0-1). J. Nolan. Subs - C. McGorman. M. Shannon. S. Kitt. D. Sarkauskas. R. Finan. Next up is home v Baltinglass on Sun 9 Jun at 11am.

Div 3 – Good win for div 3 team v Ashford at home on Sat 1 Jun they led 6 points to 5 at half time and won 1.11 to 2.7 despite being down to 14 for last ten minutes a pointed free from Michael Nugent 40 yards out late in the game was the last score of the game. Kian Geraghty, Bradley Foster, Christy Walsh, Brian Bohan, Glen Farrell (0.1), Barry Finan, Ciaran Mescall (1.0 ), James Kearns, Danielius Sarkauskas, Fionn Leahy (0.1), Michael Nugent (0.3 ), Ruairi Finan, Kieran Mc Govern, Sean Byrne (0.3), Jordan Nolan (0.2), Sean Mescall (0.1), David Behan, Cormac Roe, David Phibbs, Peter O Connell, Fergal Hennessy.

Div 4 – away to Dunlavin on Thurs 6 Jun at 7.30pm.

Wicklow U20’s Liam O'Connor Cup Rd 2 - Hard luck to the Wicklow U20s who were up against Offaly in Aughrim on Sat 1 Jun. Final score 0-07 to 2-13. Conall O'Gallchobhair and Kevin Quinn represented the club.

Physio - Upstairs in the clubhouse this coming week on Wed 5 Jun at 7pm. Adults needing full physio appointments MUST go through Pat Molloy and Juvenile through Barry Cotter.


Wicklow Senior Ladies - Wicklow 2-11 Offaly 2-09. Wicklow Win It and book their spot in the Leinster Semi Final with Meath in 2-weeks.  Wexford and Kildare in the other semi. The club was represented by Kim Connors.

U14 girls Feile –Our U14 Girls are heading West for Feile Peil na nOg from 28-30 Jun. One of three clubs representing Wicklow our girls are very excited. We will be hosted by Naomh Mhuire Oranmore in Galway. Anyone that knows about Feile will be aware there’s a huge cost involved in sending teams and our girls have done up (with a little help!) a wonderful letter seeking the support and sponsorship of local or any businesses willing to contribute. Instead of targeting one business for a big amount we appeal for just €100 per business to sponsor one of our players. Being affordable, in supporting our young girls you will get full recognition for the sponsorship with our player profiles including your business name/logo and acknowledgement on all our networks (social media etc). We are extremely grateful for all sponsorship received so far. If any other businesses are in a position to contribute, please contact any of the management. Jess 0868602022 and Kim 0852079643. We are very much looking forward to the build up to one of the most memorable weekends in the Gaelic football calendar. All the girls and coaches profiles are on our Facebook page along with sponsors.

All Ireland U14 series Quarter Finals –Wicklow U14 girls were up against Tipperary in the All-Ireland quarter final in Ratleague on Sat 1 Jun. Unfortunately, the girls were beaten. The club was represented by Emily-Rose O Toole, Aisling Brennan & Elaine O’Dwyer.

U14 girls - white team at home v Clanna Gael at 7.30pm on Thurs 6 Jun.

U12 girls – away v Tinahely on Tues 4 Jun at 7pm.

U10’s – blitz in Laragh on Sat 8 Jun at 10.30am.

U8’s- blitz in Laragh on Sat 8 Jun at 10.30am.



Wicklow Minors – Hard luck to the lads who lost out to Dublin in Aughrim on Sat 1 Jun 1-09 to 0-20. Blessington was represented by Daniel Cooney, Jack Sargent and Luke O’Brien.

U17’s – Away v Tinahely on Mon 10 Jun at 7.15pm.

U15’s – U15’s training Mon and Wed this week at 7pm. All the best to the lads dping the Junior Cert. Next game Wed 12 Jun at home v Aughrim.  

U13’s – at home to St Nicholas on Tues 4 Jun at 7.15pm. U13 boys white at home v Michael Dwyers at 7.15pm.

U10’s – away to Eadestown on Sat 8 Jun at 3.30pm.  

U9’s – U9 Blue v St Edwards at home 6.30pm U9 White v St Edwards 6.30pm. Both games on Wed 5 Jun.  

U8’s – Home to Caragh on Sat 8 Jun at 2.30pm.

U7’s – Monster blitz in Ballinakill on Sat 8 Jun at 11am.

Academy – Academy for boys and girls aged 4 to 6 is held every Sat at 10am. Further info from Graham 0876393125. The boys and girls are enjoying the fresh fruit provided by the club to the academy. This is an initiative of our new Health and Well Being Officer Lisa Jackson. Thanks to the Senior men and ladies who help every week.


Hurling – Girls and boys of all abilities aged 6 and upwards are invited to join the Blessington GAA Hurling Club where you will learn to play an exciting sport in a fun and relaxed environment. All ages train regularly. If any child is interested please join our WhatsApp group b sending your name and phone number and email to Jack Whelan @0876678936 and we will keep you up to date with everything that is happening with hurling in Blessington, Valleymount, Kilbride and Lacken. Volunteers are always needed, so if any Mums or Dads wishing to relive their glory days on the pitch are welcome to help. Send your details to Jack and register your interest. All welcome. We look forward to meeting all our new players.

U11’s – TBC at home v Eire Og White on Wed 5 Jun.

U8’s – TBC Mon 3 Jun at home v Clane.

U9’s – at home v Coill Dubh on Sun 9 Jun.

Wicklow Cul Camps 2018 – Only 200 places for football camp (8 July) and 150 for the hurling camp (22 July).

Date for your diaries: Blessington GAA Club is pleased to announce a Golf Classic as one of the big 2019 fundraisers, taking place on Friday 12th July in Craddockstown Golf Club. Cost is €300 for a team of 4 including the round of golf, dinner and plenty of prizes!! The day promises lots of fun, during and after!! Book early to ensure your preferred tee time by contacting one of the following: Arthur Hennessy 0872396157, Emer McIntyre Reape 0872262286, Lenny Gilligan 085804173, John Williamson 0868256556.

Good luck to all our members who will be sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificate exams over the next coupe of weeks. 

Car parking at the pitch – Can all who use the Blessington GAA Astro and Pitches please Reverse In, Drive Out please? There are a lot of children who use the grounds and they have a habit of just running out. Please respect the job that our Health and Safety Officer Annmarie (or anyone else assigned to assist with parking) must do and if you are asked to move your vehicle and park correctly please do so without a fuss.

New website – Log onto our new website Blessington GAA. (

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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Remember to keep updated on what is happening in the Club log on to Blessington GAA on Facebook and on Twitter @blessingtongaa. If you wish to be on the Blessington GAA Supporters Whats App please text your name to 087 2858375. 

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