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HOL­LY­WOOD

Lotto re­sults: The num­bers drawn were 8, 9, 15, and 30. There was no win­ner of the jack­pot. Sell­ers prize: Poulaphouca House. €50 win­ners: Stephen Keane, Ann Marie Dug­gan, Martin Ka­vanagh. The next draw is in The Hol­ly­wood Inn on May 12 for a jack­pot of €4,400. Thank you to every­one for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

SFL Divi­sion 3: Hol­ly­wood 0-12 to En­niskerry 1-9.

Well done to the Donard-The Glen Un­der14 camo­gie team and the Hol­ly­wood girls who play for the team who will rep­re­sent Wick­low at the 2016 Féile. Comh­gaird­eas go léir.

County De­vel­op­ment Draw tick­ets are now avail­able from Sea­mus Tutty. A €50 ticket en­ters you into three draws for a to­tal prize pot of €66,750. With the first prize each month be­ing €10,000.

The next foot­ball Go Games blitz will be on Satur­day, May 7 at 11am in Dunlavin.

The next hurl­ing Go Games blitz will be on Fri­day, May 13 at 7pm in Aughrim.

If it’s hurl­ing/camo­gie or Gaelic foot­ball you are into, why don’t you have a go at the GAA Go Games Skill Chal­lenges. You can at­tempt any or all of the 15 skills on the Swipe TV app and have a chance to play in Par­nell Park with GAA in­ter­county stars! For more de­tails see our Face­book page or web­site.

BALT­IN­GLASS

Lotto - There was no win­ner of the Balto lotto draw held on April 25. The num­bers drawn were 7, 08, 20, and 29. There were how­ever four match three win­ners, each of whom win €75.

The jack­pot for the draw to be held on third is €13,200 and is in The Dutch­man’s Pub on Ed­ward Street. Why not give it a go and pur­chase a €2 lotto ticket from any busi­ness premises, in the town, com­mit­tee mem­bers or des­ig­nated sell­ers. €13,200 is not to be sniffed at.

Club/County GAA De­vel­op­ment Draw - For sev­eral years now, the clubs ma­jor fund raiser has been this draw and we would like to thank every­one for their sup­port.

The tick­ets are €50 each which, we ap­pre­ci­ate is not in­signif­i­cant, how­ever there are three draws which take place at the end of May, June and July, with a first prize of €10,000, sec­ond prize: €5,000, third prize: €2,500, fourth prize: €1,500, fifth prize: €1,000 and sixth to 12th prizes of €150 each.

Last year we were lucky enough to have a €10,000 win­ner and a €5,000 win­ner along with sev­eral smaller prize win­ners to the chances of com­ing out of the hat are rel­a­tively good. As we said, this is the clubs ma­jor fundraiser and we would like you to con­tinue sup­port­ing us this year.

La Na gClub - The May 8 is GAA La na gClub day. We would like to es­tend an open in­vi­ta­tions to all play­ers, sup­port­ers and peo­ple of the lo­cal­ity to come up to the club and have a ca­sual day of fun and con­ver­sa­tion. We plan to start at 12.00 with a walk around the Green Lane, then back to the Club House for some re­fresh­ments.

Some of our young teams will play blitz matches, there will be a penalty shoot out com­pe­ti­tion and a bar­beque to fin­ish the day off. We would like to see as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble come up and have a bit of fun. The club is run by peo­ple in the com­mu­nity for the com­mu­nity. Every­one is wel­come.

Un­der-10 Girls - The Un­der-10 girls played Rath­cof­fey of Kil­dare away on Satur­day and put in what can only be de­scribed as an ex­cel­lent per­for­mance. Well done to Brian and has coaches for or­ga­niz­ing this event

Un­der-12 Boys - The Un­der-12 boys had a busy week, first tak­ing on Bray in Divi­sion A of the Mini Leauge, in a match which they had a very good win. Then on Satur­day af­ter­noon, they trav­eled to the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre to play in an in­ter county blitz. They were pit­ted against some very strong Divi­sion 1 teams from Meath and Kil­dare (Ra­toath, Ba­lynea and Ra­heens) and ac­quit­ted them­selves ex­cel­lently on the day. Thank you to all of the par­ents who trav­eled up to Dublin for the day, which was very en­joy­able.

Un­der-12 Girls - The Un­der-12 girls had a challenge match against Eden­derry GAA. This was a great at­tack­ing per­for­mance which ended in a draw. Well done and thank you to Eden­derry GAA for host­ing and pro­vid­ing much needed hot drinks for every­one on which was a bit­terly cold night.

Un­der-13 Boys - Our Un­der-13 boys also trav­eled to the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre to play an In­ter county blitz. They played Rathoath of Meath and Ra­heens of Kil­dare

Dark­ness into Night in aid of Pi­eta House - Please note that Darke­ness into Light takes place on Satur­day, May 7 at 4.00am in the town. We would like as many club mem­bers as pos­si­ble to show their sup­port for this great cause.

Se­niors - The Se­niors con­tin­ued their un­beaten run in the league with a four-point win over Donard at home.

Donard struck early with two goals and opened up a lead which was not easy for Balt­in­glass to over­haul.

How­ever, over­haul it they did, and looked to be romp­ing home mid­way through the sec­ond half, when Donard mounted a strong challenge which brought the sides level.

Balt­in­glass man­aged to find an­other gear and fin­ish the game vic­to­ri­ous in a match that could have gone ei­ther way. Fi­nal score: Donard 2-10, Balt­in­glass 3-11.

Un­der-14 County - Con­grat­u­la­tions to Kate­lyn Cof­fey Bren­nan and Kubu­rat Matomni who rep­re­sented Wick­low Un­der-14 ladies on Satur­day aw they took on Car­low in their Le­in­ster Shield Fi­nal at New­bridge. Wick­low won the match on a score line of 1-12 to 0-05. Well done, girls.

BLESS­ING­TON

Se­niors - The Se­niors had a very good game away to Rath­new last week. The game was played in windy con­di­tions and the score was 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time with Rath­new win­ning the game 0-13 to 0-10.

It was a very tight con­test with Bless­ing­ton hav­ing a num­ber of goods goal chances which were not taken.

This game com­pletes half of the league program with the team ly­ing sec­ond in the ta­ble.

The team would also like to thank Rath­new for their hos­pi­tal­ity af­ter the game with the tea, soup and sandwiches be­ing very wel­come and much ap­pre­ci­ated.

Ju­nior B - Our Ju­nior Bs had a nice win at home v Strat­ford on Thurs­day by 1-13 to 1-10.

Mi­nors - Our Mi­nors are at home v Pearse Gaels (An Tochar) in Round 5 of the league on Fri­day, May 6.

Wick­low Mi­nors - Af­ter the dis­ap­point­ing re­sult against Kil­dare in the first round of the Le­in­ster cham­pi­onship, our county Mi­nors play their qual­i­fier against Of­faly in Aughrim on Wed­nes­day, May 4.

Th­ese will be evenly matched teams so try to make it for the 6.45pm throw-in and help th­ese lads and our own club lads Cap­tain Jack Cotter, Aaron Curran and Adam Boland on their way to the quar­ter-fi­nal.

Wick­low Se­niors - Bless­ing­ton GAA are sup­port­ing Wick­low and club play­ers in their Le­in­ster Se­nior cham­pi­onship against Laois in Port­laoise on Sun­day, May 14. Bus €5 re­turn adult/child. De­part­ing Bless­ing­ton 5.30pm for match at 7pm. Ter­race tick­ets for match €3 for ju­ve­niles (Un­der-16), adults €15. Tick­ets must be pur­chased prior to game. Bus avail­able to adults with tick­ets trav­el­ling also. First come first served. Text Noreen to re­serve seat and tick­ets. Ju­ve­niles of­fered places first.

Physio - The club physio will be in the club­house on Tues­day at 7pm. Play­ers train­ing on the night will be given pri­or­ity.

Se­nior Ladies - Ladies were beaten in their first cham­pi­onship game at home by Ti­na­hely on Satur­day.

The ladies held their 2015 awards night fol­low­ing the game. Awards - Young Player of the Year - Jimmy Hughes Award Shona O’Con­nor. Se­nior Player of the Year - Teresa Sar­gent Award - Amy Ryan. Play­ers Player of the Year - Molly Cullen. Spe­cial Club Award - Molly Cullen. Martin Fitzger­ald Vice chair­man of the County board pre­sented the 2015 league win­ners with their medals. Molly Cullen, Kim Connors, Jess Bren­nan, Maura Reid, Shauna Byrne, Rachel Han­lon, Orla Doyle, Emma Reid, Cara Hen­nessy, Roisin El­lis, Ni­cole Walsh, Catherine Cleary, Niamh El­lis, Amy Ryan. Shona O’Con­nor, Ellen Quinn, Jade Palmer, Lau­ren Bird, Emma Sar­gent Kelly, Mal­laidh Be­han. Not in at­tend­nce - Emma Lackey, Shauna Richard­son, Tri­ona Hen­nessy, Kate Hen­nessy and Katie Charles.

Ju­nior Ladies - Ju­niors train­ing with the se­nior ladies on Fri­day 7.30pm to 9pm and on Thurs­day train with Un­der-16/Mi­nor team on 7pm to 8.30pm. Next Game: Round 5 - At home Bless­ing­ton 2 against New­town sched­uled for Satur­day, May 7, needs to be resched­uled. Date RBC. New­town un­able to play on Satur­day and Blesso Se­niors have a game Sun­day, May 8. Round 6: Away to St Pat’s on Satur­day, April 14.

G4M &O - Wed­nes­day 6.45pm to 8pm. Reg­is­tra­tion fees due for ev­ery­body. Moth­ers v Part­ners match, Sun­day at Lá Na gClubanna. Need to con­firm num­bers on Wed­nes­day. As al­ways new play­ers from the age of 18 and up are wel­come no pre­vi­ous foot­ball ex­pe­ri­ence re­quired.

If in­ter­ested please con­tact Michelle 086 3734748, Sinead 086 2446510 or Kevin 087 6123203.

U14 County - Well done to Un­der-14 girls county team who beat Car­low to­day in the Le­in­ster ‘C’ Shield fi­nal in Moore­field 1-12 to 0-3. Spe­cial con­grats to our own club girls Sor­cha Nolan, Emma Rose Hig­gins, Sarah Bo­han and Niamh Cullen.

Un­der-10 - Our Un­der-10 girls started off their Kil­dare league cam­paign on April 30 at home v Sars­fields, New­bridge. Well done to all with a su­per per­for­mance against a strong side. Outstanding per­for­mances from Roisin Doyle, Ava Dempsey, Aoife Cullen, Asia Dug­gan, Roby Bren­nan and Ais­ling Bren­nan.

Academy - Six Wick­low Se­nior county play­ers will help Trevor and his coaches train the academy play­ers and take part in the academy train­ing on Satur­day, May 8. They will also be avail­able for pho­tos and au­to­graphs.

Un­der-10s - Our Un­der-10s boys were at home v Sallins in the NKL on Satur­day last. A great game of foot­ball was played from both teams with end to end stuff. As per the rules in the sec­ond quar­ter you must kick with your op­po­site foot and Thomas Walsh showed us how it was done with three of the best scores of the game off his left boot.

The tack­les were fierce with Ter­ence Pun­selie and Tony Car­roll lead­ing the way. A huge ef­fort from all with Dy­lan Keogh tak­ing joint man of the match with Thomas.

Bless­ing­ton pulled away in the sec­ond quar­ter till the end win­ning by 11 scores. Huge con­grats to Jack and Phillip Byrne step­ping up to their first NKL with Phillip scor­ing also.

Un­der-11s - Un­der-11s NKL were away against Caragh on Satur­day, April 23. The lads had a good start go­ing in ahead at half time. A good game and the lads played well. Caragh had the ad­van­tage of a wind in the sec­ond half and won the game on a nar­row mar­gin. The lads played well but it just wasn’t their day.

Un­der-11/Un­der-12s - Train­ing on Mon­day evening from 6.30 to 8pm, train­ing on Wed­nes­day from 6.30 to 8pm. Next Games: Un­der-11 NKL Satur­day, May 7 at home against Maynooth at 4.30pm. Un­der-11 and Un­der-12 Wick­low League away against St Pat’s on Mon­day, May 9 at 7.30pm.

Lotto - Next draw takes place on May 3 in Mi­ley’s. Jack­pot €2,600. Thank you for your sup­port. Log onto www.bless­ing­ton­gaa.ie and pur­chase your lotto on­line and check out re­sults.

Club Notes - Look out for de­tails of Lá na gClubanna in Bless­ing­ton GAA on Sun­day, May 8 from 2pm - 5pm on our web­site and Face­book page.

Get well wishes to Jack Booth­man from all at the club.

Best wishes to our mem­bers from BETNS and No 1 School who will cel­e­brate their Com­mu­nion on May 7. Hope you all have a great day.

VAL­LEY­MOUNT

There was no win­ner of this weeks lotto draw. Num­bers drawn were 9, 18, 24, and 25. €25 win­ners were Ed­die Reid, Con­nor Dal­ton and Eimear Neary. Jack­pot will now rise to €9,100.

County De­vel­op­ment Draw tick­ets are now avail­able from all club mem­bers.

Well done to the lads Ju­nior ‘A’ team who con­tin­ued their good run of form with a vic­tory away to Shil­le­lagh on Sun­day morn­ing.

Hard luck to the Ju­nior ‘C’ team who lost out to a strong Kil­te­gan team in Val­ley­mount last Thurs­day night.

The Val­ley­mount Weight Challenge con­tin­ues with weigh in on Thurs­day nights at 7pm.

LARAGH

Af­ter two weeks off we were back play­ing in the league last week with an away game against Eire Og.

Firstly we’d like to thank Eire Og and the County Board for re­ar­rang­ing this fix­ture. We started the game play­ing with a strong breeze hop­ing that we could build up a good lead agsinst a strong looking Eire Og team.

Af­ter the first 10 min­utes we were three points up with scores from Jack Mark and Keith. Eire Og got there first score from a free be­fore we ral­lied with three more points from Damo John and Myles.

With 10 min­utes left they scored two more frees be­fore we fin­ished the half with more three points from Keith Dan and Myles.

At half-time we went in lead­ing 0-09 to 0-03. In the first half we played some ex­cel­lent foot­ball all over the pitch.

With the wind get­ting stronger In the sec­ond half we were ex­pect­ing Eire Og to come at us from the start but we got the first two scores with well tak­ing points from John and Mark.

Eire Og did try to dom­i­nate around the mid­dle but out half-back line and half-for­ward line were help­ing our mid­field so this wouldn’t hap­pen and it worked well through­out the game.

They did man­age to get an­other point but straight from the kick out we went up and Myles scored a point to keep us with a nice lead head­ing into the last 10 min­utes.

Af­ter some great play from our backs we worked the ball all the way up the field the ball even­tu­ally got to Mark where he turned his man and as he was shoot­ing for goal he was fouled and they con­ceded a penalty which Mark took him­self and fin­ished it to the bot­tom cor­ner of the net.

That put us 10 points up and looking good for the win. We keep at­tack­ing at speed and they couldn’t han­dle this at all we fin­ished the game with two more points from John and Steve. Fi­nal score: 1-14 to 0-06.

This was an all round team per­for­mance and one of the best from this team so far this sea­son so hope­fully we can carry this for­ward for the re­main­der of the year. There’s not many teams will travel to Eire Og and come away with a com­fort­able win like tonight.

Team on the night: Peter Mer­ri­gan, Ross Doo­nan, Alan Smyth, Stephen Cur­ley, Craig McCoy, Ciaran Byrne, Jamie Cullen, Davie McDon­ald, Damien Han­lon, Dan Power, Mark Mi­ley, Myles Con­way, John Nolan, Keith Lawlor, and Jack Dunne. Subs used: Ea­monn Kennedy for Damien Han­lon, Steve Olo­han for Dan Power. Un­used subs: Aran Lyn­ham, Kyle Mer­ri­gan, Conor Wind­sor, and John Hayes.

There will be plenty more games for all subs to get game time so thanks to all for tog­ging out. Again it was great to see the sup­port there on a lovely but freez­ing night. Train­ing con­tin­ues Tues­day and Fri­day at 7.30pm big num­bers ex­pected.

Our ju­ve­nile train­ing is go­ing well it’s on every Wed­nes­day from 6-7pm in the field. It’s great to see all the kids out play­ing ball so any­one that hasn’t turned up yet just come down any Wed­nes­day and join in.

All mem­ber­ship must be paid up ASAP. Adult mem­ber­ship will be col­lected by Alan Smyth at train­ing any night. And you can give your ju­ve­nile mem­ber­ship to Marie Cran­ley or Fer­gal Olo­han.

The County De­vel­op­ment Draw tick­ets are now on sale they are €50 per ticket for all three draws with ex­cel­lent prizes in all draws. Con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber for a ticket.

The club would like to con­grat­u­late Ciaran Nolan and Avril Har­ring­ton who were re­cently mar­ried in Tip­per­ary we wish them all the best for the fu­ture.

ST PA­TRICK’S

It was a great week for the club in re­gard to matches with all of our Adult teams pick­ing up great wins.

The Se­nior Men had a home game in Dun­bur against Éire Óg on Sun­day. They were ahead by a sin­gle point at the half, 1-4 to 6 points, but man­aged a 4 point win at full time, 1-10 to 0-09.

Our Se­nior Ladies trav­elled to Bray Em­mets on Sun­day Morn­ing. Our Ladies were on top form lin­ing out with a strong team and went in 1-09 to 0-01 at half time. An­other strong half al­lowed the girls to re­main on top win­ning 4-12 to 0-04. Well done Ladies.

We wel­comed Carnew to Dun­bur in Group 1 of the Se­nior Hurl­ing League on Satur­day evening. This was an in­trigu­ing con­test with our own Casey O’Brien now man­ag­ing Carnew. With great sup­port in Dun­bur the game fin­ished 1-11 to 0-09 in favour of the Pat’s Lads.

The Ju­nior hurlers had a mas­sive win on Wed­nes­day night when they faced Éire Óg in Dun­bur, an­other home game for the club. They came out wor­thy win­ners; 5-20 to 0-04.

Our Ju­nior Ladies were out on Mon­day evening in New­town in freez­ing con­di­tions. Re­gard­less of the cold, the girls put in a bril­liant per­for­mance and came out win­ners scor­ing 3-16 to New­town’s 1-03.

On Mon­day evening, the U12’s boys made the jour­ney West in the U12 Foot­ball Group 1 Mini League: Round 3 and recorded a good win over Donard/Glen.

Our U16 Hurlers also had a big win over Luke O’Tooles in Dun­bur on a score line of 5-16 to 1-6.

Well done to the Wick­low U14 girls who won the Le­in­ster Shield on Sun­day af­ter over­com­ing Car­low by 1-12 to 0-05. Four of our own U14s are part of the panel; Jess Lyons, Niamh Caf­frey, Zoe Arm­strong and Naoise O’Reilly.

Our U14 Féile Ladies team will be hosted by Nemo Rangers of Cork in Group A of the Divi­sion 1 Féile. They’re looking strong af­ter a fine win against Bray on Tues­day night; 4-18 to 1-01.

Our U14 boys are be­ing hosted by Reenard GAA Club, Ca­her­siveen, Co. Kerry. The fun now be­gins in prepa­ra­tion for the or­gan­is­ing and fund­ing of our trips and any help with fundrais­ing and spon­sor­ship would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

The U8 Hurlers had a great evening for train­ing on Tues­day in St. Pats NS. The well de­served Play­ers of the Week went to U8 Mor­gan Durston and U7 Tommy Mor­ris­sey. Well done boys and keep up the hard work!

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