Blessington GAA Club Notes

February 05, 2018

Pitches - Unfortunately due to the weather our pitches will remain closed until at least next weekend.


County - Hard luck to our footballers and hurlers today who lost out to London and Down respectively.


County Ladies - The team and management were disappointed to be told at late notice that Kilkenny were giving them a walkover on Sun 4 Feb. March was scheduled to be held in Roundwood.  


Adult Fixtures - Update on fixtures next week.


Club registration night - Please put Tues 20 Feb into your diary as this is the Clubs registration night. Venue and time TBC. Fees remain the same as 2017. All players (juvenile and adult), coaches, committee members, parents, non-players etc must register on the night. More information regarding fees will be posted on the clubs website and Facebook page.


Leinster GAA Cross County U13 and U15 league - Games scheduled to take place v Sallins on Sat and Sun in Blessington had to be cancelled on Sat 3 Feb as pitches were unplayable due to the weather. Next up on the 10 Feb the U13s are away to Ratoath and the U15's are away to Round Towers (KE). More info on Facebook page during the week.


Hurling -  Age 5 to 9. In the Community College commenced on Wed 6pm 24 January - 22 Feb 2018. €3 per session.

Contact Sean Dempsey for info 0861085879.


Feile na nGael 2018 - Co-hosted by Westmeath and Longford. Tournament will be played Fri 8 - Sun 10 Jun.


Feile Peile na nOg 2018 (Down, Louth and Meath). Tournament will be played on Fri 29 June/Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 July.


Coach training -Football Nursery coaches 4 -6 workshop Dunlavin 7.30pm - 9pm. Code of Ethics 13 Feb - Baltinglass 7.30pm - 10.30pm. E-Learning Foundation Football on 17 Feb in Baltinglass 10am - 2pm. Hurling Nursery 4-6 Workshop 23 Feb in Stratford 7.30pm - 9pm. Award 1 Youth/Adult Football 8 March in Dunlavin 7.30pm - 10pm. To book contact Paul Garrigan GDA 083436680.

Lotto -  Blessington GAA Lotto jackpot of €5000 was won on 30 Jan by the Dunne Boys c/o Nora Nolan. Strangely, Aine Quinn c/o JP Moran matched 3 of the same numbers 3 times! Owen Doyle c/o Mick Mills also matched 3 numbers winning. Match 3 numbers €75. Winning numbers 3, 12, 20, 27. Next draw on 13 Feb in Bealins. Jackpot back to base at €2000.  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

Blessington GAA Jackets are on sale for €30. With the season ready to kick off stay warm at training/matches with these great quality club coats. Sizes in stock are Adult M, L and XL. Kids sizes can be order if required. Contact Jess on 0868602822.

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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