Blessington club notes
10 July 2017
Senior – Our seniors played St Patrick's in the league Friday night at home and lost by 2pts, in a game where both teams did not start their championship 15. On Friday next 14th July our seniors will play Bray in the championship at 7.30pm in Aughrim, big support is needed as we aim for our first win in the championship.
Division 4 Football League West - Our game with Dunlavin was called off on Tuesday last. We then played Valleymount on Thursday and came out with a well deserved win.We are away to Baltinglass on Thursday next at 8pm. Our lads are busy preparing for Junior B championship which is due to start on Thurs 20th July.
Senior ladies – Our ladies will play in the Senior championship on Thurs 13th July at home against Bray at 8pm , in a must win game all support needed please.
U14 Girls - Our U14 girls are at home against Barndarrig on Thursday 13th at 7.30pm.
U16 girls – Next game is at home at 7.30pm v Newtown on Tues 11th at home
Our U7s Hurlers travelled to Hollywood this morning for a challange match in the field fair.A fab mornings hurling from both teams but our lads took a narrow win to take the Barney Keogh trophy home to Blesso Gaa.All gave 100% on the day but man of the match and team captain Austin Murphy collected the trophy to tremendous applause from all supporters at the pitch and all players were presented with medsls.Hugh thanks to Lorcan Harney &Matt Byrne from Hollywood GAA for the invitation and welcome recieved to drive on juneville hurling in the west .Thanks to all parents who travelled to cheer on our young team .Thanks Sean
U11 Boys: The past week was a busy one in U11 Wicklow league. First on Monday evening the 4th we played a previously postponed group 1 match against Rathnew in Ballinakill. The lads played their best football of the season to record a convincing win. Then on Wednesday evening 5th we had two teams in group 1 away against Baltinglass. Both of our teams started slowly and Baltinglass were ahead on aggregate at half time. However in the second half our lads really upped the tempo to record a good win. On the same evening we also had a team in Tinahely but unfortunately were outplayed by a good home side. A big thanks to the U9s who played in Tinahely with so many missing from our regular squad with holidays.
We won't have any training this week with cup camp on in club.
Physio -Physio on Wed at 7pm in the clubhouse. €5 donation. Players training will have first preference.
G4M&O - Training Wed as Normal 7pm to 8pm. It’s been great to see some new members joining the team over the last while. A big welcome to Roisin O'Brien, Emer McIntyre Reape, Babs Healy, Carly Keogh, Elaine Lynham and Emily Ward. For more information contact Michelle 0863734748, Sinead 0862446510 or Kevin on 0876123202.
Juvenile – For upcoming fixtures, pictures and pitch rota please see our website and Facebook page.
Hurl repairs - Hurley repairs - €5 a fix, €2/hoop. Contact Ciarán 085 7145288
Cul Camp – Well done to all our members taking part in the Cul Camps, we thank all the coaches , particularly our GPO Cormac Noone who is camp coordinator.involved
Lotto – our next draw is Tues 11 Jul in Murphy’s Bar. Jackpot €2400. Thank you for your continued support. Tickets are available from players, committee members and in shops and pubs around the town. Don't miss a draw again and sign up for Direct Debit. Contact Noelle Mc Garr 087 7460327 or Arthur Hennessy for details 087 2396157. Remember you can also play online at www.blessingtongaa.ie.
County Development Squads: Well done to all our members representing our club at the various age groups in both codes.
Leinster Football Final: The club sends congrats and best wishes to Anthony Nolan and his team of umpires in the upcoming Leinster Football Final on Sunday next a great achievement for Anthony.
Scor na nOg – Blessington GAA will proudly host the Scor na nOg on Fri 20 Oct. Scór is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland's traditional past-times. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland's traditional pastimes and culture while offering club members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months while Football and Hurling had ceased. There are eight events/disciplines in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Léiriú Stáitse/Stage Presentation, Instrumental Music, Set Dancing and Table Quiz. The competition is divided into two age levels, Scór na nÓg, for young people under 17 and Scór Sinsir, for those over 17. Anyone interested in finding out more information can contact Catherine Behan on 087 1224019.
Cash for Clubs - The club has registered again this year for Topaz Cash for Clubs. Every time you spend €30 and present your game tag you will get one point. We will need 2,000!!!!! Is there any bus companies, companies with a fleet of vans on the road or taxi drivers around to help us achieve this target? Please contact Noreen on [email protected] Cash for Clubs will run until Sun 13 Aug 2017. To participate in Cash for Clubs you will need to be a registered Play or Park member. Membership of Play or Park is subject to the Terms & Conditions of the scheme which can be found at www.playorpark.ie. FAQ – TOKENS - How do I collect Tokens? Simply scan your Play or Park game tag when you make a fuel purchase at any participating Topaz station. You will earn 1 Token for every €30 spent in a single transaction. You can earn a maximum of 3 Tokens per transaction. Visit www.playorpark.ie, sign in to your online account and you can see how your Club is performing on the Cash for Clubs page. Blessington GAA Code is 10219.
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.
Car parking – For those who use Blessington GAA Grounds the club has a REVERSE IN, DRIVE OUT policy. This is for Health and Safety reasons. There is a lot of kids using our facilities and their safety is paramount. Yes, it's a pain but it must be done. You will make our parking attendants life a bit easier. The club are also implementing a NO PARKING section at the area immediately beside the astro. It would be great if all everyone would comply. It’s not easy to implement change.
Shop at the pitch – Shop will be open for some home games. Boots for sale sizes 28 to 33 (age 4 to 8) €10. Tea, coffee and goodies. Gum shields also for sale.
Online shop – https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/blessington-gaa.html
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