Blessington club notes
04 September 2017
Seniors – Our Senior team face St Pat’s on Sun 10 Sep at 3.15pm in the quarter finals of the SFC in Joule Park, Aughrim. Please come along and support the lads. Be the 16th Man.
Wicklow Seniors - Best of Luck to John Evans newly appointed Wicklow Senior manager.
U14 girls – Our blue team are up against AGB at home on Tues 5 Sep. Also at home v Coolkenno are the white team. Both throw in at 7pm.
U12 girls Blue Team – U12 Girls Blue Team booked their place in the A Semi Final on Thurs 31 Aug after a hard-earned win at home against Baltinglass. With a shaky first half trailing by a point at halftime our girls had a good pep talk and brought it back up a gear with a fine second half display all round. The work rate and never die attitude of these young girls is so rewarding to watch they are a credit to themselves and us. A winning margin of 12 points was the result. Score 5-8 to 3-2....so many great players in the second half but the on the whole game we had to give joint players of the match to Elaine O'Dwyer and Aisling Brennan. Scorers: Sadhbh Fisher 4-4, Holly Moody 1-2, Juliette Gough 0-2. Super stuff girls roll on the Semi v Bray at home Tue 12 Sep.
U12 girls White Team - Our U12 Girls White Team remained unbeaten last night with a third win in a row in the C Championship! The girls are playing out of their skin...we travelled to Kilcoole for and had our toughest opposition to date. Losing by two points at halftime the Blesso girls owned the second half & put in hard grafted 25 mins to come out winners with a score line of 5-8 to 3-2. Player Of the match Emily O'Rourke was outstanding and kept their danger players out of the game in the second half. Scorers - Robyn Brennan 2-2, Jane Johnston 1-2, Ava O'Driscoll 1-2, Ella Richardson 1-1, Michaela Garvey 0-1.
With 3 wins from 3 and only one group game remaining our girls are sure of a top two slot for Finals Day on Sun 17th Sept. Our U12 girls had a fantastic day out in Clara Lara on Aug 28. Great weather, great behaviour and great fun. Lovely memories made with their coaches & team mates.
U11 girls - Well done to our U11 girls this morning in their first Autumn Kildare League match with a big home win against Moorefield. Great display of football. Player of the match Aoife Cullen had a super game. Scorers: Robyn Brennan 4-3 Aisling Brennan 3-2 Ava O'Driscoll 1-2 Leila Shannon 1-0 Susie Cronin Caoimhe Gilligan and Ava Jordan Dempsey 0-1 each.
U9 girls – At home in the Kildare League v St Lawrences at 11am.
U11 girls - At home in the Kildare League v St Lawrences at 11am.
Physio -Physio on Wed at 7pm in the clubhouse. €5 donation. Players training will have first preference.
G4M&O - G4M are going to hold an Open Day and Cake Sale on Sat 9 Sep at the pitch from 10am to 12 noon. It’s an opportunity for any of the mothers or to try out Gaelic for mothers and others. It’s a fun social way to get exercise and try out football. Come along and bring a tracksuit and runners/ football boots give it a go you might just catch the football bug. Training Wed as normal 7pm to 8pm. G4M are holding a blitz on Sat 23 Sep at the pitch 10.30am to 3pm. For more information contact Michelle 0863734748, Sinead 0862446510 or Lorcan on 087 6647625.
Juvenile – For upcoming fixtures, pictures and pitch rota please see our website and Facebook page.
U8’s – Kildare League at home v Raheens at 2.30pm on Sat 9 Sep.
U10’s – Kildare League at home v Celbridge at 3.30pm on Sat 9 Sep.
U11’s – Our U10 and 11 teams played in Kildare league on Sat 2 Sep. The U10 team played away against a strong Maynooth side and despite playing well especially in the second half they ended up second best in end. The U11 team played Celbridge at home and won by a few scores. The U11's also played Balyna away on Tues evening and had a good win with good teamwork throughout. On Mon 4 Sep our two group 1 teams are at home against St Pats in U11 Wicklow league.
U12/U13’s – Training Wed and Fri 6.30 to 8pm. Mixed set of results for the U12’s and 13’s this week. The U13’s played St Nicks on Mon 28 and suffered a heavy defeat. On Tues 29 the U12’s had a fantastic game against Clane. Clane got an early lead but the lads put in a big effort to narrow the deficit. Final score in the end was 5-15 to 8-11. Next Games - U12’s play Ardclough on Wed 6 Sep at home 7pm. U13’s at home V Rathnew Mon 11 Sep.
U17’s – 2nd game in the Minor Championship in Hollywood v St Nicks on Fri 8 Sep at 7pm.
Hurl repairs - Hurley repairs - €5 a fix, €2/hoop. Contact Ciarán 085 7145288
U8 - Our 2 x U8s hurlers were at home on Sun 3 Sep v 2 very strong Sallins teams. Our lads tried their best but Sallins were too strong for both teams. Lads gave great efforts but Tom Fleming, Emily Behan, Callum Jordan Dempsey, Fiacha Duffy and Ryan Sargent gave it their all.
U11 Western Gaels – away v Broadford in the Kildare League on Sun 10 Sep.
U13 Michael Dwyer - away v Naas 1 at 7pm on Fri 8 Sep.
All Ireland Final Tickets - Winners of All Ireland tickets drawn on Tues 29 Aug in the clubhouse. Hurling: Wes Callaghan, Gavin Murray and Kate Hennessy. Football: Lee Brennan, Ciaran Murphy and Peter Manning.
Lotto –No winner of the Blessington GAA lotto on 22 Aug. Next draw 5th Sept in Mick Reids jackpot €3200. 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 McGarr 087 7460327 or Arthur Hennessy for details 087 2396157. Remember you can also play online by logging onto www.blessingtongaa.ie.
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.
Congratulations – Congrats to Jonathan and Claire Behan on the safe arrival of baby Damhan.
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.
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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