Blessington club notes

October 30, 2018

Lotto - No winner on Tues 23 Oct. Numbers drawn One winner of match 3 which was €600 (rollover from last draw) is Jude Miley c/o Miley's pub. Jackpot for next draw on 6 Nov will be €2200 in Miley's. Thank you for your continued support.


Date for your diary – Blessington GAA night at the dogs at Newbridge on Fri 30 Nov 8pm. Sponsored by Dunnes Stores Blessington. €10 ticket will entitle you to entry on the night and for some great prizes also. Total prize fund €3600. First race at 8pm. Buster Draw One – 1st Prize €750, 2nd prize €400, 3rd Prize €200. Buster Draw two - 1st Prize €750, 2nd prize €400, 3rd Prize €200. 5 prizes of €100. You can nominate a dog for €50 which entitles you to entry to the dogs on the night and a prize of €100 if dog wins the race. Tickets available from all coaches and John Magee Snr 0868717483, Breda Brophy 0872253892 and JP Moran 0872253892.  Bus will be going on the night. Details to be confirmed later.


Club AGM – Blessington GAA AGM on Mon 26 Nov in the Baile Coimin Centre at 7.30pm. Notice of AGM has been sent out by email. Anyone who is a member and hasn’t received an email please text Noreen on 0872858375 with their email address.


U20’s – The lads had a great victory in the first round of the U20’s championship on Sun 28 Oct v Naomh Eoin at home. The lads led 2-08 to 2-03 at half time. They totally owned the second half and went on to win on a scoreline of 4-17 to 2-08.


Final day of Academy - Well done to everyone who turned up for the last Academy morning of 2018 on Sat 27 Oct. It was a great turn out despite the Baltic conditions. There was fun and games for the morning ending with the children beating the parents in Tug of war. Each child was given a nice reward for the year, a treat for Halloween and a visit from the ice cream man. See you all in 2019.



Congrats to U15 Michael Dwyer hurlers who won the A championship on Oct 26. Super displays from Blessington representatives including Man of Match Sam Gough. Blessington players: Conor Gilligan, Adam Williamson, Sam Gough, Conor Richardson and Austin Brennan. Dave Richardson and Pat Brennan are involved in management. Final score Michael Dwyers 6-06 Glenealy 0-04.

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.  

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.

Condolences - Condolences to the Hanlon family on the sad passing of their Mam Kathleen (Kit) HANLON (née Phibbs). Ar dheis De go raibh a h'anam dilis.

Club physio - Physio is now finished on Weds. If you need any physio please contact Pat Molloy regarding any enquiries/emergencies on 0868230130.

Ladies 25 anniversary mugs, pens, wristbands, boot bags etc for sale. These will be collector’s items in a couple of years so make sure you get yours. 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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