Lotto – Numbers drawn were 5-12-18-25. Congrats to Margaret O’Hagan c/o Tommy who won the €2800 jackpot on Tues 9 Oct. There was no winner of the Match 3 so that will rollover to next draw on 23 Oct. Jackpot €2000. Thank you for your continued support.
U20’s – U20’s Championship dates 28 Oct, 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov and Finals 2 Dec.
U15’s – Away v St Nicks on Tues 16 Oct at 7.30pm. At home v Rathnew on Sat 20 Oct at 2pm.
U12 F NKL Final v Nass
Sat was finals day for the U12 football leagues in North Kildare. The division 3 league is based on a 10-match home and away format with the top 4 teams contesting Cup and Shield finals. The Blessington lads steadily improved during the year from a poor league start and with two recent notable wins versus Clane at home and Raheens away – secured a final spot via a home win versus Celbridge a couple of weeks back. The opposition on Sat was Nass – the only Div 3 team Blessington boys had yet to get the better of, After two tough encounters already in the league this year so far - but on a very wet Hawkfield centre of excellence Blessington really raised their game to lead at half time 4-2 to 3 pts – despite Naas taking the lead. Naas then stormed back into the match in the second half and it required some committed defending and a couple of critical scores for us to hold them off to win by 5pts. Frankie Kerr Gibbons accepted the trophy on behalf of the team after a deserved win where all the squad on the day contributed to a memorable mornings football. Thanks to all parents and players who made the early start to get over there and to Eamonn O’ Neill and Kevin Gilmore for their help on the pre-match and line.
U11’s –All 3 teams finals in Ballinakill on Sat Oct 13 Oct were cancelled due to the weather conditions. Games will be played on 20 Oct instead at 10.00am. Blue team v Dunlavin, White v Kiltegan and Red v Coolkenno.
Allen Cup – Final was held in Dunlavin on Sun 14 Oct Blessington v Baltinglass. Blessington led at half time 0-6 to 0-4 in a very competitive match. Blesso won by 1 pt kicked in the last 30 seconds of the game. Well done to team and management.
U9’s – At home v Sallins on Sat 20 Oct at 3.30pm.
U8’s – At home v Naas on Sat 20 Oct at 2.30pm.
U7’s – Home v Kilcock on Sun 21 Oct at 10am.
U9’s – Home v Rathangan on Sun 21 Oct at 11am.
U15’s – Away v Kilcullen on Sun 21 Oct at 10.30am.
School/Club Link Coach - Blessington GAA are seeking a new School/Club Link Coach. The role is financially supported by the Club and requires morning/afternoon availability for 3-4 days per week. We are looking for the right candidate that is passionate about developing GAA skills and driving recruitment for our growing Club. Applicants must have a minimum of Foundation Level Coaching, Code of Ethics and Garda Vetting (if suitable applicant interested we can provide the training for above spec). If interested please enquire by email to Noreen Keegan Kavanagh: [email protected] or by phone to Jess Brennan 0868602822.
Scór na nÓg - The Scór na nÓg County Final will be held in St Kevin’s Hall in Blessington on Sun 18 Nov commencing at 3pm. As this is the 50th Year of Scór, we are aiming to increase the number of entries into each of the competitions. If there any singers, dancers, musicians or actors, please contact Noreen on 0872858375 or Catherine on 0871224019 if you are interested in participating asap.
GAA Youth Forum - Are you a GAA player aged 12-21 years old? If so, you don't want to miss the #GAAyouth Forum 2018 on the 27 Oct in Croke Park!! Get your application in now at: http://www.gaa.ie/gaayouth.