Blessington club notes

June 11, 2018

Lotto - Jackpot now €3800. Numbers drawn on Tues 5 Jun 5,9,16, 19. 5 winners of match 3 numbers: Bobby Richardson c/o Dermot, Shauna, Moya Richardson c/o Tara Richardson, Jimmy Keogh c/o Nora Nolan, Tom Doyle c/o Pat Molloy, Éimhín Dalby c/o Pat Molloy. Each receives €60 each. Next draw will be held in Hennessys on 19 June. Thank you for your support.

Div 1 - Div 1 League playoff Blessington away v Hollywood on Wed 6 Jun. Nice win for the lads Blessington 1-12 Hollywood 0-12. Game on Wed 13 Jun TBC.  

Jun B - Thurs 7 Jun the Junior B's won at home v Baltinglass 1.16 to 1.10 Team: Bradley Foster, Stephen Byrne, Garrett Grogan, Cormac Brogan, David Williamson, Paddy Reilly, Daire McGorman, Fergal Hennessy, Conal O' Gallchobhair, Fionn Walsh (0.1), Alan Ellis (0.3), Stephen Willoughby (0.1), Peter O'Connell (1.0), Eddie Boylan (0.6), Adam Murphy (0.4). Reserves Eoin Howlin (0.1), Ian Richardson, James Kearns, Damian Breen, Sean Mescall, Patrick Nolan, Christy Walsh, Ethan Cotter, Eoin Higgins. Next up is a home game v Eire Og Greystones at 8pm.


Div 4 WS Cup Competition - Hard luck to our Div 3 team who lost out to Baltinglass away tonight Tues 5 Jun 1-12 to 1-07. Team - Barry Behan, Patrick Nolan, Christy Walsh, Declan Fennessy, Aaron Curran, Eoin Howlin, Bradley Foster, Danielius Sarkaurkas, James Kearns, Ciaran Mescal (0.1), David Behan (1.2), Eoin Higgins, Sean Mescall, Ciaran McGovern, Ethan Cotter (0.4), Reserves: Damian Breen, Cormac Brogan, Stephen Byrne, Feargal Hennessey, Peter O'Connell, Conal O' Gallchobhair, Fionn Walsh, Adam Murphy and Stephen Willoughby. Next up is a home game on Thurs 14 Jun v Stratford-Grangecon at 8pm.  


Wicklow Ladies - Fresh from their victory over Meath the Wicklow ladies will take on Longford on Sun 17 Jun at 2pm in the Leinster Intermediate Championship Semi Final in what will be another tight match. No venue yet, but we need to make sure we get to Longford to support our girls. This is a huge stepping stone for Wicklow and the girls need of all our voices.


County Senior Footballers -Wicklow v Cavan in Joule Park, Aughrim on Sat 9 Jun. It was a result that no -one wanted to see. 1-05 to 2-16. 


County Senior Hurlers - Hard luck to the hurlers who came up against a very polished London side in Carlow on Jun 9 in the Christy Ring semi-final. Final score 2-14 to 2-28.


Wicklow U20's - It was heartbreak for our talented U20 Wicklow footballers as they went down 1-14 to 1-13 v Laois in Round 2 of the Leinster Championship in Portlaoise on Bank Holiday Monday. This had been a highly competitive minor team but re-grouped quite late in the season as an U20 squad and suffered a heavy defeat to Meath (against whom they competed very well over the years) in the 1st round. The lads responded to that disappointment with great character and deserved more on the basis of the quality of their performance.Tears all round but our club lads Aaron Curran (corner back), Conall Ó Gallchobhair (full back) and Jack Cotter (centre back) represented the club with distinction. The lads face a well-prepared Kildare team on Jun 16 in Newbridge at 2pm.


U15's - Training Mon 6.45pm and Wed at 7pm.


U12's - NKL Blessington v Naas at home on Thurs 14 Jun at 7pm.


U11's -  U11 Blue v St Pats at home on Wed 13 Jun 7.15pm. U11 White v Ashford at home on Wed 13 Jun at 7.15pm. U11 Red away v Kilbride Lacken on Wed 13 Jun at 7.15pm. NKL U11's away v Maynooth on Sat 16 Jun 4.30pm.


U10's - NKL home game v Allenwood wasn't played on Sat 9 Jun and is to be rescheduled.


U9's - U9's at home v Ardclough on Sat 16 Jun 3.30pm.


U7's -  NKL U7's Blue at home v Raheens on Sat 16 Jun 2.30pm. U7's v Eadestown at home on Sat 16 Jun 2.30pm.



U14's - Our U14 girls team had two games this week in the league. On Tues 5 Jun, our Blue team played Bray Emmets at home. Our team put in a very strong performance against Bray with some great scores being taken from the outset. Our girls pushed up and tackled very strongly for every ball and some fine passing movements led to some great scores. Overall nine of the 15 girls scored, Aoibheann, Alana, Bryana, Emily-Rose, Sarah, Sadhbh C., Sadhbh F., Sophie and Zara but was a brilliant team performance from No. 1 to 15.

On Thurs 7 Jun our White team also had a home game this week, against Ashford. On a warm evening our team started slowly with Ashford going in to an early lead, but our girls soon got in to the game and Ashling, Niamh, Amy and Jane made some fine scores, while Chloe made a great penalty save, to leave our girls leading 3 - 01 to 1 - 00 at half-time. The team started the second half strongly, with some strong defensive tackling and passing movements allowing our forwards (Juliette, Millie, Amy and Niamh) take some good scores to stretch our lead. A really good display by all the girls who are improving with every game. This week the girls have their final games in their respective leagues. Tues 12 Jun, the Whites are away to Coolkenno (meet at the Community College at 5.50pm). Thurs 14 Jun, the Blue team are at home to AGB, throw-in at 7.30pm. Please come out and support our girls who have been playing so well all year.


U13's - Michael Dwyer Navy v Kilcoole at 7.15pm.


Go Games - In Blessington on Fri 16 Jun at 7pm.


U8's - Away v Cappagh on Sun 17 Jun 10.30am.


Feile na nGael -  The lads were hosted by Southern Gaels (Athlone) for the weekend. Thanks to the host families for taking great care of the lads. 1st match Michael Dwyers 1-3 Clan Na Gael 0-3. 2nd match Michael Dwyers 1-2 Derry Gaels 0-3. 3rd match Michael Dwyer's 2-5 Southern Gaels 1-3. Quarter finals in Roscommon v Commercials Rathcoole was drawn at full time. Unfortunately, the lads were beaten by 3 pts. Hard luck to the lads and management. It was a great achievement and they will have memories for a lifetime. Our lads who represented the club were Sam Gough (Capt), Austin Brennan, Adam Williamson, Conor and Brian Richardson and Finn Behan. Managers Pat Brennan and David Richardson alongside John O'Toole (Kiltegan).


Kelloggs Cul Camps - Football Cul Camp on Mon 9 July to 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 - Physio will be at the clubhouse on Thursday 14 and 21 Jun 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.


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. Wicklow GAA Cúl Camps Coaching positions are still available. Applicants must be over 18 years and be Garda Vetted. Interested persons are asked to contact Garret Doyle on 0834357460 if they have any queries.


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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