Lotto – Blessington GAA Lotto. Next draw in The West Wicklow House on 18 June with jackpot at €4400. Thanks for your continued support.
Bingo - Next Bingo on Wed 19 Jun at 8.15pm sharp in The Avon. Cost €10 includes jackpot and flyer sheets. Special June offer Double Book €18.
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.
Wicklow GAA Championship Launch Night - On Wed 19 June at 7pm in the County Grounds, Aughrim.
Kaleidoscope - Can you volunteer at Kaleidoscope over the weekend of 28-30 June? If you are aged 16 or over, you can volunteer and attend the festival for free. For more information see our Facebook page and contact Noreen 0872858375 or Lisa 0863767534 to put your name down. Thanks to those who have done so already. Names should be in by next Sun 23 June. This is a terrific fundraiser for our club so please be generous with your time.
Div 3 – Away v Knockananna on Sat 22 June at 6pm.
Juniors Div 4 – A good win for our Div 4 team on Thurs 13 June reversing the away result. 1-15 to 1-09. Barry Behan, Cormac Brogan, Martin Doyle, Peter O’Connell, James Mulligan, Gareth Grogan, Damian Breen, David Phibbs, Sean Byrne, Adam Murphy, Fionnan Leahy, Cormac Roe, Kian Geraghty, Jonathan Behan, Ian Richardson, Ruairi Finan, Eoin Kavanagh, Geoff Elliott. Next uo is away v Avondale in Thurs 20 June at 7.30pm.
Wicklow U20’s - U20 Footballers will play Wexford in the Leinster U20 Football Championship on Sat 22 June at 12 Noon in Enniscorthy. Best wishes to our club lads Conall O’Gallchobhair and Kevin Quinn.
Physio - Upstairs in the clubhouse this coming week on Tues 18 Jun at 7pm. Adults needing full physio appointments MUST go through Pat Molloy and Juvenile through Barry Cotter.
Wicklow Ladies - Hard luck to the Wicklow Ladies, especially our own Kim Connors who faced Meath in the Leinster Semi-Final in Navan on Sun 16 June.
Seniors – Away v Kilmacud Crokes on Wed 19 Jun at 7.30pm.
U14 girls Feile –Our U14 Girls are heading West for Feile Peil na nOg from 28-30 Jun. We will be hosted by Naomh Mhuire Oranmore in Galway. The excitement is building….
U12 White – At home v Naas on Tues 18 June 7pm.
U10’s – Blitz in Carnew on Sat 22 June 10.30am.
U8’s- Blitz in Carnew on Sat 22 June 10.30am.
U17’s – At home v Eire Og Greystones on Mon 17 June at 7.15pm.
U15's – Blessington played Aughrim at home on Wed 12 June in the final round of the league. The first half was a close encounter Blessington just ahead a half time. Blessington got the first score of the 2nd half and turned over a number of kick outs to take a good lead and maintained that for the rest of the game. Blessington finished on a score of 8:14. With 4 wins and 2 losses the league went well but some further improvement is needed with championship starting in 2 weeks.
U13’s – Whites Away v Carnew Emmets on Mon 17 June at 7.15pm. Blues at home v An Tochar in Mon 17 June at 7.15pm.
U10’s – At home v St Kevin’s on Sat 22 June at 3.30pm.
U9’s – On Sat 15 June the U9 boys fielded two teams against strong Naas opposition at home on what was a lovely bright afternoon. Both our teams played really well and managed to keep pace with both Naas teams and at half time there wasn't much between the two teams in both matches.In the third quarter each team had to play with their opposite foot, and this made for some entertaining passes and movements. However, all teams quickly got into the rhythm of it and managed to get some nice scores. This week it was great to see some good plays which we had worked on in training. The young lads moved the ball quickly and sharply and worked hard with each other to get some wonderful scores. A special mention to Liam Richardson and Fionn Whelan who both scored two of the best scores the coaches have seen on the Blessington pitches. Overall two good matches and two great results against strong Naas opposition. A special thank you to the U8 players who stepped up to help us this weekend. Next up Ballinakill on Sat 22 June at 11am.
U8’s – Home v Allenwood x 2 on Sat 22 June at 2.30pm.
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.
Autism in Sport – Well done to all who took part in the workshop in the Coimin Centre. “Autism in Sport” covered all aspects of inclusion for all children within sport. Thanks to Blessington GAA and John Coogan for sponsoring the club members attended.
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.
Celtic Challenge - On June 15 Wicklow Blue ran out convincing winners. Wicklow Blue 2-14 Armagh 0-09 in Abbotstown in the quarter final. Jake O’Kelly and Oisin Brogan are on the Wicklow Blue team. Well done lads. Wicklow Gold were not so lucky v Antrim and bow out.
Wicklow Poc Fada – In Ballinakill on Sat 6 July at 11am. There will be an U16 and a Senior competition. If you are interested, please contact Noreen 0872858375.
U11’s – At home v Bray Emmets on Wed 19 June at 7.15pm.
U9’s – Away v Athy on Sun 23 June at 11am.
Wicklow Cul Camps 2018 – www.wicklowculcamps.gaa.ie. Only a few places left on the football camp (8 July) and for the dual hurling/football camp (22 July).
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. (https://sites.google.com/view/blessingtongaaclub/home?authuser=0)
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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