Blessington club notes

July 02, 2018

Lotto - No winner of jackpot on Tues 19 June. No winner of match 3 numbers so €300 will be added to match 3 numbers next draw which will be held in Murphy's on 3 Jul. Jackpot now €4000. Thank you for support.

First Aid/Defib training -  The club will be running a First Aid/AED training course on Sat 7 July 2pm - 4.30pm with Simon Taylor from Blessington Community First Responder Unit. Contact Noreen if anyone is interested...parents, coaches, players etc. It is very important for as many people to learn this life saving skills.


Championship Launch - Wicklow GAA are launching their Football and Hurling Championships for 2018 on Mon 2 July in Joule Park Aughrim at 7pm.

Div 1 - Football League Final v St Pat's in Aughrim this Wed 4 Jul at 7.45pm. Please support. 


Juniors - Away v Kiltegan on Thurs 5 Jul at 7.45pm.


Div 4 - Blessington Juniors beat Dunlavin away on Thurs 28 Jun in Div 4. Final score 1-10 to 0-06. Team:Shane Breen, Patrick Nolan, Bradley Foster, David Williamson, Ciaran Mescall (1.0) Conal O O'Gallchobhair, Fergal Hennessy, Sean Mescall, (0.1), Eoin Higgins (0.1), Ruairi Finan, Brian Bohan, Fionn Walsh, Adam Murphy (0.3), Eddie Boylan (0.3), Ethan Cotter (0.1)...reserves Stephen Carroll (0.1), Geoff Elliott. Best wishes to Ethan Cotter who was injured on the night.

Wicklow Minors - The Wicklow lads Dublin on Wed 27 June in Parnell Park with goals from Kevin Quinn and Eoin Darcy which helped Wicklow to a four-point win, 2-6 to 0-8. Those two first-half goals had Wicklow six points to the good at the break, 2-4 to 0-4, and although they only managed two more points in a low-scoring second half, it was enough to see them home. Wicklow's win sees them leapfrog the Dubs into second place in Group 1, and victory in their final round robin match when they play already-qualified Meath on 3 July in Aughrim at 7.30pm will see them into the semis at Dublin's expense. Please support.


Wicklow Ladies - Hard luck to the ladies and management who lost to Laois on Sun 1 Jul in the Leinster Intermediate Championship Final in Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow. Final score 2-13 to 0-13. Well done to our super club ladies Kim Connors and Shona O'Connor. Well done also to our young U12 players Robyn Brennan and Leila Shannon who took part in an exhibition at the interval.


Senior Ladies - Football Championship begins this Sat 7 Jul at home against Baltinglass at 7pm. Please support.


U16 girls - U16 girls White away v Carnew at 7.30pm.


U14 girls - At home v Valleymount at home on Tues 3 Jul at 7pm.  


U10 girls - So proud of all our little under 10 girls on Sat 30 Jun who were brilliant in that heat. They played some great football, Meabh Doyle our super defender for the future, how she caught some of them balls I do not know. Well done. A win against a strong Kildare team, Milltown. There's no stopping these girls now, stars of the future. Michelle Trevor and Shauna. Thanks for the fab new gear which was kindly sponsored by Brian Carroll. All the girls really look the part now. Thanks a million Brian, I think the girls done the jersey proud.


Juvenile boys

U13's - Away v Bray Emmets on Mon 2 Jul at 7.15pm.


U11's - U11 Wicklow boys Wed 27 Jun. Blue squad. The lads were at home to St Pats and played some nice football to produce great scores and won well. Few things to work on in training but well done to the lads.

White squad were away to St Pats. Tackling were excellent and they came away with a great win. Well done to coaches and parents for travelling on very warm night. Red squad were at home to Stratford/Grangecon and started like rockets and finished the same. Excellent scoring and team play and came away winning in the end.

U11 boys rescheduled games tonight Fri 29 Jun. Blue squad fielded 9 players against Dunlavin and again played some very nice moving football and won out in the end. White squad were away to Kilmac and despite battling right to the end lost by two scores. Special mention to Orlagh Murphy for playing this game with us tonight at very short notice. Red squad - what can i say! it's great to see younger players step up when asked to fulfill fixtures and that they did and played fantastic football with our 4 from regular u11 squad to come away with great win. Thanks to the following u9 player's- Ryan Sergeant, Oisin Kelly, Dylan Callaghan, James McCarney, Luke Denieffe. Finally, thanks to all parents who took late calls to move squads when asked. So yet again 3 u11 teams played on Fri evening with 15 of U11 group of players not available to play for various reasons. U11's white away v Newtown on Fri 6 Jul.  Also on Fri 6 Jul U11's Red squad away v St Kevins.


U10's - We played Eadestown away in the last NKL spring league game and lost by a couple of scores probably due to a very busy week of Wicklow games.


Go Games - On Sat in Tinahely on Sat 7 Jul at 11am.


Kelloggs Cul Camps - Blessington Football Cúl Camp July 9th-13th is CLOSED for bookings. To cater for those who missed out, Blessington Cúl Camp July 23rd will now be a Dual Hurling and Football camp.


Club physio - Physio will be at the clubhouse on Thurs 5 Jul at 7pm. 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.


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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