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BLESS­ING­TON

Ju­ve­nile - Our un­der-8 hurlers trav­elled to Broad­ford to par­tic­i­pate in the North Kil­dare League on Sun­day.

We had two teams and they played very well. Next match is at home to Kill Green at 10.30am on Sun­day, April 13.

Our un­der-10 foot­ballers played Con­fey in the North Kil­dare League last week and will face Maynooth at home on Satur­day, April 5 at 3.30pm. The un­der-8/un­der-10 hurl­ing Go Games com­mences for 2014 in Dunlavin on Fri­day, April 4. Teams par­tic­i­pat­ing are Bless­ing­ton, St Kevin's, Strat­ford-Grange­con and Kil­te­gan.

On Mon­day, April 7 our un­der-16s kick off their league Round 1 away to Michael Dwyers at 7pm. Also on the same night our un­der-12s kick off their Go Games away to Balt­in­glass.

On Wed­nes­day, April 9 our un­der-14s kick off their Round 1 of the league away to Bray Em­mets at 7pm.

Our Mi­nors trav­elled to Balt­in­glass on Sun­day to play Round 2 of the league. A solid per­for­mance with goals from Hugh Walsh, Conor Ryan, Jordan Nolan and Mickey O'Con­nor which de­cided the game. A great over­all team ef­fort and ev­ery­one played their part in the win. Train­ing is on Wed­nes­day night at 7.15pm.

Well done to Bless­ing­ton No 1 school who won the Di­vi­sion 2 Wick­low Cu­man na mBun­scoil fi­nal on Thurs­day, March 27 (see pic­ture be­low). Bless­ing­ton GAA Ju­ve­nile Reg­is­tra­tion evening (Academy to Mi­nor) will be held at the club­house on Tues­day, April 8 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Reg­is­tra­tion for first child is €20 and €10 for each sub­se­quent child. Subs re­main at €50 per child per year. Con­tact Noreen on 0872858375.

Se­nior - Well done to our Se­niors who trav­elled to Wick­low town and came home with a point, 11pts each.

Well done to our Ju­nior As who had their sec­ond win in the Di­vi­sion 2 foot­ball league tonight, beat­ing Avon­dale 2-12 to 1-9 in Avon­dale. Next game in the league is at home against Dunlavin on Satur­day, April 5. Hennessy Cup - Bless­ing­ton v Dunlavin was off on Satur­day.

Club - The club lotto was not won on March 25 and rolls over to €5400 on April 8 where the draw will be held in Bealin's.

There was four win­ners of €75 each. Frances Sar­gent, Lisa Charles. Trevor O'Don­nell and Therese O'Hora.

Tick­ets for the 2014 De­vel­op­ment Draw are avail­able from all com­mit­tee and play­ers at €50 each.

The draw which has a to­tal prize fund of €66,750, is spread over three months helps raise funds for our club.

The draws will be held on April 11, May 16 and June 20. A ticket which cov­ers for the three draws costs €50.

Con­tact Breda Bro­phy if you wish to pur­chase a ticket on 087 2253892.

All funds raised stay within our club. The club would like to ex­tend its sin­cere con­do­lences to our County Sec­re­tary Michael Mur­phy on the pass­ing of his brother Tim in Cork and to Noel Gil­roy on the pass­ing of his fa­ther Jim, Bal­ly­con­nell, Co Ca­van. Ar Dheis Dé, go ribh a h'ana­macha dilís.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all our boys and girls who will cel­e­brate their con­fir­ma­tion on Wed­nes­day, April 2.

Birth­day wishes to Ni­cholas Nlovu, Ben Hig­gins and Luke O'Brien.

If any­one has any­thing they wish to have in the notes please email Noreen be­fore 6pm on Sun­day. sec­re­tarybng.bless­ing­ton.wick­low@gaa.ie.

AGB

The next meet­ing of the Ark­low Geral­dine's Bal­ly­money Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee is sched­uled for tonight, Wed­nes­day April 2, in the County GAA Board Room at 8pm.

The adult quiz, Scór Sin­sir, will take place on Fri­day, April 4, at 7.30pm in the Royal Ho­tel, Glen­dalough.

Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part or any other en­quiries on Scór please con­tact Kathryn Noone on 086 8664931.

The County Draw is on the 11th of April. This is the last week to sell or pur­chase tick­ets. One tick­ets - three draws and some great prizes! Buy off any com­mit­tee mem­ber or con­tact ark­low­gaa@gmail.com.

Up­com­ing club fix­tures - Thurs­day, April 3 at 7pm - Un­der-12 Di­vi­sion 1 Girls: AGB 1 v Ti­na­hely; U-12 Di­vi­sion 1 Girls: Eire Og v AGB 2.

Sun­day, April 6 - Mi­nor Men's League Rd 3, Group 3: A.G.B. v Ti­na­hely 11am (home).

Tues­day, April 8 - Cam­pus Oil Men's League Di­vi­sion 2 Round 3: A.G.B. v Avon­dale 7pm in Pearse Park.

TI­NA­HELY JU­VE­NILE

Well done to Cross­bridge Na­tional School on com­pet­ing in the Al­lianz foot­ball fi­nals last week. They played three matches win­ning one and los­ing two of them. Scoil Conglais and St. Cro­nan's beat them whereas they en­joyed a win over St. Pat's of Wick­low.

All games were played in cold and wet con­di­tions, so well done all.

We will shortly be hav­ing a foot­ball blitz for the boys and girls in third and fourth class in our three Na­tional Schools.

This Thurs­day there will be a school com­pe­ti­tion for boys and girls in both foot­ball and hurl­ing skills. We hope to have boys and girls from our schools com­pet­ing.

This Sun­day we will be start­ing our foot­ball academy. We wel­come all our five and six-yearolds to the field at noon ev­ery Sun­day.

The academy will run for 10 weeks. Please bring a fun shield. This is also a per­fect op­por­tu­nity for Mam­mys and Dad­dys to be­come in­volved in our GAA club.

Par­ents must be present while their child is at train­ing. Co­or­di­na­tor for the academy this year is Martin Ging.

The un­der-16s first match is at home to Balt­in­glass on Mon­day, April 7 at 7pm.

Un­der-12 foot­ballers open up their league with away fix­ture to Donard-The Glen on Mon­day, April 7 and home to Balt­in­glass on Mon­day 14th both game 7pm start.

Our Mi­nors were un­lucky as they were de­feated Sun­day morn­ing by a game An­nacur­ragh side in Ti­na­hely. A five-point loss didn't re­flect the bal­ance of play, but the lads will now look to bounce back from this loss.

Ti­na­hely v Coolkenno with a dif­fer­ence. These two clubs have had many bat­tles on the field but now it's mov­ing to the dance floor.

Lo­cals Come Dancing will see cou­ples from Ti­na­hely and Coolkenno go head to head in a bid to be crowned dancing cham­pi­ons.

It will take place on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 3 and Sun­day Oc­to­ber 26. This is a fundraiser for Ti­na­hely GAA and ladies foot­ball clubs. Any­one who would like to get in­volved con­tact Deirdre Tyrrell 087 2167504.

ST. PATRICK'S

Our Se­nior foot­ballers drew with Bless­ing­ton at Dun­bur Park last Satur­day evening.

The score was 11 points each. It was a very com­pet­i­tive game and our best play­ers on the evening were Brian Coen, Johnny Crowe, Ro­nan Con­nolly, Shane Doyle, Dar­ragh McEvoy, Conor Ffrench and Si­mon Alexan­der.

Our next Cam­pus Oil Di­vi­sion 1, Round 4 match takes place on Satur­day, April 12 at 6pm against Bal­it­in­glass away.

Our an­nual sub­scrip­tions are now over­due and we will be col­lect­ing mem­ber­ships again this com­ing Satur­day, April 6 in the club Hhuse be­tween 11am - 1pm or you may con­tact Ed­die Leonard and Alan O'Brien to or­gan­ise pay­ment of same.

We would like to thank the fol­low­ing people who worked on clear­ing the Dun­bur Bank on Satur­day morn­ing.

They were, Wil­lie Fahy, Brian Fin­negan, Ben Mooney, Robin Mooney and Gerry McCann.

The County Board De­vel­op­ment Draw tick­ets also have to be re­turned to the club next Satur­day, April 6 be­tween 11am -1pm. Tick­ets cost €50 each and may be pur­chased from John Gill or a com­mit­tee mem­ber.

Well done to our ladies un­der-16 foot­ball team who beat Na Fianna in Di­vi­sion 1 of the un­der-16 Ladies Dublin League.

The lotto re­sults for Mon­day, March 24 were 13, 14, 17, 20. Bonus num­ber was 1.

There was no win­ner of the Jack­pot which was €5,100. There were three match three win­ners and they were Ciara Broe, Pe­tula Clarke and Donal Mar­ron. They shared €250. The jack­pot for Mon­day, March 31will be €5,250. So make sure you have a ticket.

KIL­TE­GAN

We suf­fered a third de­feat in a row in the Se­nior Foot­ball League Di­vi­sion 1, this time to Hol­ly­wood in Hol­ly­wood Fri­day evening. The fi­nal score 3-10 to 2-06.

Field­ing a stronger team and play­ing with a bet­ter spirit than last Sun­day, we man­aged to stay in this game for a long pe­riod un­til Hol­ly­wood pulled away near the end of the match. The man­age­ment team were happy with the per­for­mance es­pe­cially by the younger play­ers, like Shane Len­non and Luke Byrne who scored a goal each, our other scores came from Anthony Fur­long, Padraig Keogh and Adrian Keogh, two points each.

Our Se­nior hurl­ing team host Grace­field Of­faly, in the quar­ter-fi­nals in the Le­in­ster Hurl­ing League in Kil­te­gan on Satur­day evening at 4pm.

Well done to our county foot­ball team on Sun­day who had a great win over Water­ford in the Na­tional League to keep pro­mo­tion prospects alive when they take on Tip­per­ary on Sun­day in Thurles.

Well done to our two play­ers Rory and Seanie who both gave a man of the match per­for­mance on Sun­day.

We also wish the county hurlers the best of luck when they take on Down in the league fi­nal in Na­van on Sun­day.

Kil­te­gan GAA Club Lotto -Num­bers 09, 12, 23, 24. There were no jack­pot win­ner and there was one match three win­ner con­grat­u­la­tions to golden girls. Next week's jack­pot will now be €3,800 and the draw will take place in Talk of the Town on Mon­day March 31 at 10pm.

Our club wish to sym­pa­tise with the Cullen fam­ily Bawnogue, Rath­dan­gan on the death of Bernie Keogh (née Cullen) Ti­na­hely, to her hus­band, chil­dren, mother, broth­ers, sis­ters, rel­a­tives and friends our sin­cere sym­pa­thy.

This is the last week to pur­chase a ticket for the County De­vel­op­ment Draw with €66,000 in prize money. Tick­ets €50 can still be pur­chased from Michael Len­non, Pat Ivory and John Cullen. There are three draws with first prize €10,000 and many more valu­able prizes.

Kil­te­gan Ju­ve­niles - Hurl­ing will move to Kil­te­gan Pitch on Tues­day, April 1 for un­der-6s, un­der-8s, un­der-10s and un­der-12s start­ing at 6.30pm to 7.45pm. If any­one is look­ing for a new hurl for the sea­son can con­tact Ned Doyle. Sizes avail­able start from 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31 inches with grip cost­ing €15 each.

Un­der-8s and 10s hurl­ing Go Games on this Fri­day, April 4 in Dunlavin start­ing at 6.30pm. Teams in­volved are Kil­te­gan, Dunlavin, Bless­ing­ton St.kevins and Strat­ford-Grange­con.

HOL­LY­WOOD

Adult Foot­ball - Our Di­vi­sion 1 team recorded an im­por­tant win at home to Kil­te­gan last Fri­day night. Well done to all in­volved.

Next up on the fix­ture list is a Di­vi­sion 3 game at home to Kil­coole on Sun­day, April 6 at 4pm. Please come along and sup­port. The Wick­low Grand De­vel­op­ment Draw 2014 The club launched the sale of the Wick­low County Board De­vel­op­ment Draw for 2014 at the re­cent Race Night. The draw is a County Board ven­ture to aid the fund­ing of new fa­cil­i­ties, county teams and clubs.

The draw con­sists of three monthly draws with a to­tal prize fund of €66,750. The first draw is due to take place on April 11.

Tick­ets are on sale from the club ex­ec­u­tive for €50.

Hol­ly­wood player Thomas Burke claimed first prize in the cor­re­spond­ing 2013 draw.

Mem­ber­ship - The club had ex­cel­lent mem­ber­ship for 2013 and we thank each of them for their sup­port. Mem­ber­ship can now be paid through Paypal on www.hol­ly­woodgaa.com for 2014. Mem­ber­ship rates in­clud­ing fam­ily mem­ber­ship of­fers can be viewed on our web­site

An­nual Race Night - Many thanks to all who sup­ported and at­tended the re­cent Race Night in Poulaphouca House. A great night was had with the newly in­tro­duced man­ual camel rac­ing caus­ing a stir.

A spe­cial word of thanks to Paul Crowe of www.hol­ly­woodracenights.ie for fa­cil­i­tat­ing the event and to Poulaphouca House for host­ing.

In­sur­ance Of­fer - Lib­erty In­sur­ance will do­nate €50 to the club when a new mo­tor or home pol­icy is taken out with Lib­erty and the 'Pol­icy Num­ber' is en­tered on www.lib­er­ty­gaa.ie.

This is a great fundrais­ing op­por­tu­nity for the club and we ask mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to in­put their pol­icy num­ber and de­tails on the web­site if they get Lib­erty in­sur­ance.

Oper­a­tion Trans­for­ma­tion - Well done to all who took part in the in­au­gu­ral Hol­ly­wood GAA Oper­a­tion Trans­for­ma­tion. Thanks to Peadar, Keith and Stephen for the hard work and mo­ti­va­tion.

Texas Hold'Em Poker Night - The club will host a Texas Hold'Em poker night in the Clu­b­rooms on Fri­day April 18. Check out our Face­book page in the com­ing weeks for full de­tails.

KIL­BRIDE

Kil­bride GAA lotto was not won. The num­bers drawn were 2, 5, 15, and 32. Our €20 weekly win­ners were Paddy Nolan, Ju­nior Eus­tace, Noel Kinsella, Neil Dono­hoe and Josie Leevy. Next weeks lotto climbs to €3,800 make sure and buy tick­ets to be in with a chance.

Un­der-6 (grasshop­pers) foot­ball start train­ing on Mon­day 31 in the pitch at 6.30pm. The coaches re­quest that par­ents stay at the pitch and are wel­come to get in­volved.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our men's team who recorded a win on Satur­day 29th against Barn­dar­rig on a score line of 0-13 to 0-10. Well done to all in­volved.

VAL­LEY­MOUNT

There was no win­ner of the lotto draw this week. Num­bers drawn were 6, 17, 19, and 22. Win­ners of €25 each were Grainne and Caoimhe Nolan, Con and Carmel Be­han and Zoe Jones.

Next draw takes place on Satur­day, April 12 with the jack­pot now stand­ing at €4,000.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Se­nior ladies team who de­feated near neigh­bours Bless­ing­ton by 4-08 to 4-05 on Sun­day. Next game takes place in Balt­in­glass on Wed­nes­day evening.

The Ju­nior A team look to con­tinue their good start to year when they take on Rath­new away from home at 5pm Satur­day evening. Best of luck to all teams in ac­tion this week.

A re­minder to all that County De­vel­op­ment Draw tick­ets are now due back and can be re­turned to Brendan Hughes, Mick Nolan or any com­mit­tee mem­ber.

DONARD-THE GLEN

Our foot­ballers have main­tained their un­beaten run in Se­nior Di­vi­sion 1A ,we played Eire Og Grey­stones in Donard on Satur­day evening in a very low scor­ing game.

The wind seemed to change di­rec­tion ev­ery cou­ple of min­utes and the score at half time was 0-06 to 0-01 for the vis­i­tors with Dar­ren O'Neill our only scorer.

Alan Daly raised the white flag early in the sec­ond half and it looked as if we were not go­ing to score again un­til Ed Flynn scored a soc­cer style goal to leave for an ex­cit­ing fin­ish.

Man­ager Mervin O'Neill made a brave move when he brought in young Des Mann and he scored two cru­cial points.

The op­po­si­tion man­aged just one point in the sec­ond pe­riod to leave the fi­nal score all square at 1-04 to 0-07.

Our team was Jim Cor­ri­gan, Clif­ford Grace, Brendan Daly, Kevin Os­bourne, Bill Flynn, Alan Tutty, Eoin Kelly, John Hand­bidge, Ge­orge Fin­lay, Dar­ren O'Neill, Brian Len­non, Alan Daly, Pat Flynn, Harry Man­gan, Ed Flynn. Subs: Ro­nan Con­ron and Des Mann.

Our Ju­niors will play Ti­na­hely in Donard on Fri­day evening at 7.45pm. The lotto is now at €4,500.The club Lemon syn­di­cate where the only match three last week.

BRAY EM­METS

Lotto - There was no Match 4 win­ner of the Club Lotto on Fri­day, March 28 when the num­bers drawn were 1, 15 ,16 and 30 so next week, the jack­pot goes up to €7,200.

If you're not al­ready signed up please do so as not only are you in with a chance to win a se­ri­ous Jack­pot but you are also help­ing sup­port your lo­cal club. It is €2 per week but goes a long way to­wards run­ning all the fa­cil­i­ties that we have. Sean O'Neill wins the Lucky Dip and will re­ceive €25. Fur­ther de­tails are avail­able at www.brayem­mets.com.

Se­nior Hurl­ing - Round 2 Dublin League - Bray Em­mets 0-21, St. Kevins 2-07 - On Sun­day morn­ing Bray trav­elled to Dol­phin Park in Synge Street in their sec­ond game in the Dublin League.

Bray were un­der pres­sure early as the home side set­tled quickly.

Once Bray got to grips with the tight pitch they be­gan to ex­ert some in­flu­ence on the game. The scores were level at half time Bray 0-9 to Kevin's 16. Bray were quick off the mark in the sec­ond half with Tom Cash ac­cu­rate on frees and the full back line cop­ing well with their big op­po­nents.

Bray’s su­pe­rior skill won out against their hard work­ing op­po­nents with the Bray men run­ning out vic­tors. That makes two wins from two in the Dublin league with these additional fix­tures adding huge com­pe­ti­tion to the Bray adult hurl­ing teams. Next up are St. Sylvestor’s in Em­met Park on Sun­day.

U-14 Hurl­ing - The U14 hurlers played Dublin league against Erins Isle on Satur­day. This was an ex­cel­lently en­ter­tain­ing match, tough as well, and not for the faint-hearted.

The first-half saw nice scores from CianLo­han, David Maloney and James An­ders. At half-time, it was level.

In the sec­ond-half, great bat­tling from Lochlann Dougan, Sid Hunt and Andrew Con­way, built the plat­form for two ex­cel­lent goals – Ro­nan McMa­hon's strike a par­tic­u­larly good one.

The play­ers who en­tered the fray gave a 110%, with par­tic­u­lar men­tion de­served for Tony Jack­son and Michael Tim­mons.

The fi­nal 10 min­utes of coura­geous, bat­tling spirit was what re­ally en­thused the Em­met Bhre man­ager. Chríochnaigh na foirn earchomh­scór, 2-7 an fhoire­ann.

U-12 Girls foot­ball - The U-12 girls foot­ball team played against Ballyboden on Sun­day.

The game was a free-flow­ing, com­pet­i­tive af­fair, played in a very am­i­ca­ble man­ner.

At half-time, the teams were level, with Amy But­ler notch­ing up a fine point.

In the sec­ond-half, Ballyboden ap­plied more pres­sure. Emily Cahill and Emma Doyle were very much to the fore, sup­ported by the goalscor­ing Orla O'Keeffe and Amy Healy in the mid­field. In the end how­ever, Ballyboden took the honours.

Mar sin féin, bhí Brian an-sásta leis anbh­foire­ann.

Foire­ann: Amy But­ler (0-1), Amy Healy, Clodagh O'Keeffe, Emily Cahill, Emma Doyle, Jordan O'Brien, Méad­hbh Wo­gan-Mur­phy, Orla O'Keeffe (1-0), Rachel Mes­sitt, Róisín Mur­phy, Sarah Lambe, Sinéad Quigley, SíofraNíMhidigh. Bain­is­teoir – Brian O'Keeffe.

For all Ju­ve­nile team man­agers - If you have a match re­port, pho­to­graphs, an­nounce­ment, fundrais­ers or change of time for train­ing or matches, please for­ward it to Conn O Mid­heach at pro.brayem­mets.wick­low@gaa.ie and it will be posted on Face­book, Twit­ter, the club web­site and in­cluded in the notes.

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