Blessington club notes

June 05, 2018

Lotto - Jackpot now €3600. Next draw will be held in Hennessys on Tues 5 Jun. Thank you for your support.


Div 1 - Away v Hollywood on Wed 6 Jun at 8pm.


Div 3 - Away v Baltinglass on Tues 5 Jun at 8pm.


Wicklow Ladies -Wicklow have caused the first major upset in the Leinster Intermediate Championship by beating last year's champions Meath 2-17 to 2-15 on Sun 3 Jun in Roundwood. Well done to the ladies especially our club ladies Kim Connors and Shona O'Connor.  


County Senior Footballers - Wicklow v Cavan in Joule Park, Aughrim on Sat 9 Jun at 6pm. Ticket details on Wicklow GAA Facebook page.


County Senior Hurlers - Wicklow 3-18 Kildare 4-19. Wicklow face London next Sat 9 Jun in the semi-final, details TBC.


Wicklow U20's - Leinster U20 football championship in O'Moore Park, Portlaoise on Mon 4 Jun at 2pm Wicklow v Laois. Good luck to our lads Aaron Curran, Conall O'Gallchobhair and Jack Cotter.


County Minors - Well done to the lads who beat Westmeath in Aughrim on Wed May 30 on a scoreline of 2-20 to 2-04. Well done to Kevin Quinn and Craig Maguire who had a great game. The lads still have Meath and Dublin to play.


U13's - Away v Baltinglass on Mon 4 Jun at 7.15pm.


U11's -  U11 boys Wicklow League Wed 30 May round 5. Again, a great turn out of players 35 U11 boys played football on Thurs 31 May. Thanks to parents particularly those who travelled to Bray and Rathnew to bring the kids to matches. Blue squad were away to Rathnew green and despite a slow start picked up momentum and with some excellent interchanging of passes right from keeper to finisher we got great scores and battled very hard as usual and came away winners. The White squad travelled away to Bray and again battled hard and unfortunately lost out by one score but again some The Red squad were at home to Coolboy (who had long trip up fairplay to Coolboy and great to see team from small area thanks lads) and after battling right to the end and all players turning over a lot of play came away losing very marginally but great to see huge effort put in by all players.

U11 NKL - Lads were at home to St Edwards this morning Sat 2 Jun at 11 am. They started really well which is great to see for this squad and played some very nice football movements. Unfortunately, they didn't perform as well in the second half and lost by few scores. Well done to players today. Thanks to Jack Cotter for doing great job referreeing.

U10's - Parents/kids and coaches were on road very early for an 11am away on Sat 2 Jun match to Cappagh and despite missing a good few players they played really well. Unfortunately, we lost by couple of scores but it's all about good play rather than winning. Well done to all. NKL at home v Allenwood on Sat 9 Jun at 3.30pm.

U9's - U9's were in action in Celbridge in the Nkl on Sat 2 Jun. Two very evenly matched teams produced a very entertaining game with some fine scores on view. The lads worked their socks off and can now enjoy the long weekend with no training on Monday. Big thanks to all the parents for their continued support. Go Games in Valleymount on Sat 9 Jun 11am.

U8's - Away v St Edwards x2 on Sat 9 Jun at 2.30pm.

U7's -  Monster Blitz in Ballinakill on Sat 9 Jun at 11am. We played St Edwards away in NKL on Sat 2 Jun. We had 16 players which was great turn out considering the weekend it is. We played two 7 aside games and fell slightly short in one and won the other game. The work rate of the lads today was brilliant and they are really starting to gel as a team. It was great to see everyone starting to pick up properly, hand passes and now going for points rather than goals. Again, a big thank you to all parents who made the journey to Straffan and a BIG thank you to Turlough Kinane on sponsoring our new set of jerseys.

Senior Ladies -  Away v Clara on Sun 10 Jun 7pm.


G4M&O - A big well done to Blessington G4M who beat Leixlip 2-16 to 1-4 on Wed 30 May. A big welcome to our new comers Nessa and Helen.


U14's - U14 Blue At home v Bray Emmets on Tues 5 Jun at 7.30pm. U14 girls White at home on Thurs 7 Jun v Ashford at 7.30pm.


U10's and U8's - Blitz on Sat 9 Jun in Rathnew at 10.30am.



U17's - 7 aside in Ballinakill on Mon 4 Jun in Ballinakill.

U17's Celtic Challenge Kildare v Wicklow in Hawkfield on Wed 6 Jun at 7.30pm.

U15 - Hurling Supergames 14 and 15 years old in Ballinakill Wed 6 Jun at 7pm.

U12's - At home v Celbridge 2 on Fri 8 Jun at 7pm.

U11's - Western Gaels v St Pat's White in Ballinakill on Wed 6 Jun at 7.15

U8's - U8 hurlers played Broadford on Sat 2 Jun. It was a brilliant game and the improvement in this team is amazing. They are really following instructions, tight marking at the back, keeping wide in the forwards. We even saw a few hooks today. I couldn't ask any more from this team. I haven't seen Will O' Connor and Tadhg Kennedy playing so well. Watch out Brian Cody we're coming for you.

U9's - Away v Cappagh at 11am on Sat 9 Jun.

Feile na nGael - Very best of luck to the Michael Dwyers hurling team heading to Feile this Fri 8 Jun. The lads are really looking forward to meeting their host team Clan Na Gael (Athlone). Special mention to our club players Sam Gough (Capt), Austin Brennan, Adam Williamson, Conor and Brian Richardson and Finn Behan. The team has had an incredible last year winning the U13 county championship and then the Wicklow Feile competition. Also, best wishes to our 2 brilliant club coaches Pat Brennan and David Richardson and John O'Toole (Kiltegan). The work they have put in with the lads has been incredible and greatly appreciated. We know the lads will have a memorable weekend and will hopefully bring home the Feile title.

Kelloggs Cul Camps - - Football Cul Camp on Mon 9 July to Fri Fri 13 Jul and Hurling Cul Camp on Mon 23 Jul to Fri 27 Jul. Contact Paul Garrigan on 0834366801 for more information or register on line There will be NO BOOKINGS/SIGN UPS ACCEPTED ON THE MONDAY (DAY 1) of any camp this summer and that camps will have registration caps so it is best to book online early to avoid disappointment.

Club physio - Contact Pat Molloy regarding any enquiries/emergencies on 0868230130.


Fixtures - All our fixtures for the week can be found on the Blessington GAA Facebook page and the club website.


Congratulations -Good luck to all our members doing exams.


Important information for volunteers - Important notice to all Blessington GAA volunteers working with underage players (i.e. coaches, admin and regular senior player or parent helpers). It is a legal requirement that anyone working with players who are under 18 must be Garda vetted. Therefore, anyone who has not submitted a Garda vetting application by 22nd June 2018 will not be permitted to continue working with underage players, until their Garda vetting application has been submitted. Please contact the Club Children's Officer, Niamh (Bailey) Milliken on Ph: 086 3839621/[email protected] if you require any guidance in relation to the vetting process.


Cul Camp Coaching Application Form 2018 is available on our website. The closing date for applications is Friday May 4th. Applicants must be over 18 before the Camps begin on July 2nd. Applications can be posted to Garrett Doyle, Wicklow GAA Cúl Camp Coordinator, Wicklow GAA Centre of Excellence,
Ballinakill, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. or emailed to [email protected]

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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