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Re­minder that the mon­ster raf­fle takes place on Saturday, June 11. All sell­ers please re­turn ticket and money to your trainer by Wed­nes­day, June 8. Or al­ter­na­tively to Geral­dine Kennedy at the pitch on Wed­nes­day, June 8, from 7pm to 8pm.

Best of luck to the girls from the se­nior team who are sit­ting their Ju­nior and Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate ex­ams.


On Saturday, June 4, the an­nual Run the Rock chal­lenge took place. The sun shone and the crowds came out to par­tic­i­pate and sup­port this club event.

This mas­sive event is grow­ing from strength to strength as each year passes. This is our fourth year and the club would like to thank all spon­sors and vol­un­teers for mak­ing this such an en­joy­able day and to James O’Toole for pro­vid­ing the en­ter­tain­ment for the after party. A big thank you to all the play­ers and mem­bers who par­tic­i­pated in the run and those who were stew­ards or helped out in any way on the day.

On the day the juvenile mem­bers and mem­bers of Luke O’Toole’s with the camogie club took part in the 3.5km run and well done to all in­volved.

Any­one with spon­sor­ship cards please re­turn as soon as pos­si­ble thanks. Training con­tin­ues Tues­days and Fri­days at 8pm from now on. Match on Thurs­day, see fix­tures for de­tails.

The sym­pa­thy of the club to the Ivors fam­ily on their re­cent be­reave­ment.

List of win­ners as fol­lows - 1st male: Trevor Con­voy; 1st fe­male: Rachel Wis­dom; 1st male over 40: Pat Fo­ley; 1st fe­male over 40: Glenda Brady; 1st male over 50: Dessie Shorten; 1st fe­male over 50: Bebe Duffy; 1st ju­nior male: Derek Cra­mond; 1st ju­nior fe­male: Kate Camp­bell.

Full list of re­sults and times on Aughrim­


Our Se­nior foot­ball team had mixed for­tunes in the county foot­ball league on Tuesday and Fri­day evenings at home to Avon­dale and Balt­in­glass on Tuesday evening.

We de­feated Avon­dale by 0-13 to 1-06 after be­ing be­hind at half-time by 0-04 to 1-04. We put in a great sec­ond half per­for­mance with ev­ery player giv­ing their all to close out the game on Avon­dale by a four-point mar­gin. Our scores came from Seanie Fur­long (0-05), Mikey Fo­ley and Geoffrey Ber­ming­ham (0-02 each) and one each from Shane Len­non, Padraig Keogh, Rory Finn, and PJ Daly.

Our club wel­comed home Al­lis­ter ‘Boots’ Hand­bidge home from Aus­tralia and he played a stormer in the goals.

On Fri­day evening we played our near neigh­bours Balt­in­glass in the same league and lost the game by a one-point mar­gin after a very tense and in­ter­est­ing game. The fi­nal score was 1-11 to 1-12.

We were forced to play with­out two of our key player, Rory Finn and Blaine Har­mon, but all play­ers put in a great per­for­mance on the night.

Our scores came from Geoffrey Ber­ming­ham (1-01), Seanie Fur­long (0-05), An­thony Fur­long (003), Mikey Fo­ley and Shane Len­non a point each.

Our Ju­nior hurlers had an­other good win in the Ju­nior hurl­ing league on Wed­nes­day evening, this time beat­ing Barn­dar­rig at home on a score line of 4-10 to 0-08. We were al­ways in con­trol of this game and were ahead by 1-08 to 0-05 at half-time. We put in a strong sec­ond half per­for­mance and went on to win the game.

Our scores came from Eoin Coogan (2-00), James Whe­lan (1-02), Padraig Byrne (1-01), JJ Phe­lan (0-05), and Steven Coogan and Kevin Byrne (0-01 each).

Our Ju­nior foot­ball team re­ceived a walk-over from Strat­ford/Grange­con on Thurs­day evening in the west Ju­nior foot­ball league which leaves us still at the top of the ta­ble of the league.

Lotto - win­ning num­bers were 25, 36, 29, and 30. No jack­pot win­ner. He­len Far­rell matched three num­bers. Next week’s jack­pot is for €3400.

Any­one wish­ing to book the field for matches or training please con­tact john Tim­mins at 087 9280748.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Jack O’Toole (hurl­ing) and Laura Ka­vanagh (camogie) who were both se­lected to play Wick­low hurl­ing and camogie on June 16 in Nowlan Park.

Well done to Tal­bot­sown school who wel­comed Michael Ó Muirc­heartaigh and Dublin foot­baller Jack McCaffrey as guests of hon­our at the school on Tuesday where a trib­ute was paid to Peter Keogh, who was a former pupil of the school and couched many hurl­ing teams from the school over the years. A per­ma­nent plaque was un­veiled in the cor­ri­dor of the school in his hon­our in the pres­ence of his fam­ily and friends.

Jack McCaffrey also made a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion to Jack O’Toole who was sec­ond over­all in Europe in the Young In­ven­tor of the Year com­pe­ti­tion. We con­grat­u­late him. Jack McCaf­ferty was also kind enough to play a match with the se­nior boys and girls on the day also.


The next club lotto is on Thurs­day, June 9, in Tutty’s for a jack­pot of €4,800. Tick­ets to be re­turned by 7.30pm. Thank you for your con­tin­ued sup­port and good luck.

Hollywood GAA’s an­nual golf clas­sic will be held on June 10 at Tul­far­ris Golf Club. Team of four costs €200 in­clud­ing din­ner. The event is spon­sored by Tutty’s Bar and Lounge Hollywood. For en­try con­tact Dave Tutty on 087 6700253 or Myles Burke on 085 1740280.

County Devel­op­ment Draw tick­ets are still avail­able from Sea­mus at 087 8264606. The first draw has been de­ferred un­til Fri­day, June 10, so there is still time to get a ticket. Thank you for your sup­port.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Matt Byrne and his man­age­ment team and the Wick­low ladies on their Le­in­ster camogie fi­nal win in Aughrim. A num­ber of Hollywood/Donard girls in­volved.

Juvenile foot­ball training con­tin­ues on Thurs­day nights at 7pm.

Juvenile hurl­ing training con­tin­ues on Tuesday nights at 6.30pm.


Se­nior Team - Bray 3-04, Bless­ing­ton 2-15. Bless­ing­ton had a very good win away to Bray on Tuesday night. Con­di­tions and the weather made for a very fast and open game of foot­ball. The team pro­duced an ex­cel­lent first half per­for­mance, with the scores stand­ing at 2-09 to 1-02 at the break.

The sec­ond half was not as fluid, with both teams hav­ing pe­ri­ods of dom­i­nance. This re­sult will give the Se­nior team much con­fi­dence as they head into the sum­mer.

The team re­mains sec­ond in the di­vi­sion. The squad on the night was S. Kitt, B. Mur­phy, M. Mclough­lin, J. Gil­li­gan, S. Bo­han, C. O’Gor­man, K. Han­lon, G. Mur­ray, P. Mclough­lin (0-02), A. Mclough­lin (0-01), B. Car­roll (0-02), M. O’Con­nor (0-04), M. Nu­gent (1-02), P. O’Con­nor (0-02), J. Nolan (1-00), E. Keogh, KJ. Rogers, C. Ger­aghty (0-01), B. Finan, P. Man­ning, E. Howlin, E. Boy­lan.

Next up is a chal­lenge away to Pala­tine, Car­low on Tuesday night.

In­ter­me­di­ate Team - Di­vi­sion 2 Foot­ball League Our In­ter­me­di­ates will play Aughrim on Thurs­day, June 9, at home at 8pm.

Ju­nior B Team: Our Ju­nior Bs lost away to Donard, 1-12 to 1-09. Paul Breen, Damian Breen, JP Mo­ran, Peter O’Con­nell, De­clan McEn­roy, Jack Mills, Sean Den­ni­son, Christy Walsh, Adam Car­roll, Sean Booth­man, Bradley Foster, Stephen Car­roll, Thomas Fisher.

Gar­den County Devel­op­ment Draw - The Gar­den County Devel­op­ment Draw is on Fri­day, June 10, in Bal­li­nakill. All tick­ets should be re­turned to Breda Bro­phy by Tuesday, June 7.

If you have not got any tick­ets please see John Magee Snr, Michael Sargent, Mick Mills or Breda Bro­phy, they are €50 each and you will be in­cluded in three draws with first prize €10,000.

Wick­low CE Coach­ing po­si­tions - Two po­si­tions avail­able in County Wick­low, and one in Ark­low. Con­tact Vic­tor O’Shaugh­nessy 0879448821 or Jackie Lam­bert in GAA Of­fice in Bal­li­nakill 0404-46370.

This is a de­vel­op­men­tal op­por­tu­nity, no ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary. Ac­cred­ited training will be pro­vided to sup­port your ca­reer. Du­ties to in­clude: coach­ing foot­ball, hurl­ing and camogie, in­tro­duc­ing chil­dren to Gaelic games and Ir­ish cul­ture. Garda Vet­ting Re­quired.

Ap­pli­cants must sup­ply suit­able char­ac­ter ref­er­ences and be pre­pared to com­plete a Garda vet­ting ap­pli­ca­tion form. Please con­tact your lo­cal DSP Em­ploy­ment Ser­vices/In­treo Of­fice to check your el­i­gi­bil­ity and to apply for this va­cancy. Job Ref­er­ence Num­ber will be re­quired.

El­i­gi­bil­ity to par­tic­i­pate on CE is gen­er­ally linked to those who are 21 years or over for the Child­care, Health and So­cial Care sec­tors and 25 years of age or over for all other ar­eas. Ap­pli­cants must also be in re­ceipt of an Ir­ish so­cial wel­fare pay­ment for one year or more.

Physio - Physio con­tin­ues in the pitch Tuesday nights at 7pm, with pri­or­ity to play­ers training on the night.

Cúl Camps – Foot­ball: Mon 11th to Fri 15th July in­clu­sive, Hurl­ing: Mon 25th to Fri 29th July in­clu­sive.

This is a great camp and fan­tas­tic gear in­cluded, places avail­able so book on­line or get your form in. Fur­ther info con­tact Chris O’Con­nor on 086 2239403.

Lotto - Our lotto jack­pot was not won last Tuesday night the num­bers drawn were 2, 8, 24, and 26. The next draw is Tuesday, June 14, with jack­pot at €3,200 in Hen­nessy’s. Re­mem­ber you can also play on­line at www.bless­ing­ton­, if you would like tick­ets for each draw con­tact Lotto Chair­per­son Noelle Mc Garr.

We wish all our mem­bers the very best of luck as they com­mence their Ju­nior Cert and Leav­ing Cert ex­ams on Wed­nes­day, June 8. We hope all your hard work pays off for you all.

We have some mem­bers head­ing off on their trav­els for the sum­mer; we wish you all the best and stay safe.

Well done to all our fe­male mem­bers who took part in the Mini Marathon on Mon­day. Well done for all your work for your var­i­ous char­i­ties.

Best wishes to all our mem­bers rep­re­sent­ing the club on all the var­i­ous devel­op­ment squads, keep up the hard work lads and ladies it will all pay off.

Our stew­ards work hard in the pitch on all the busy nights and we thank you all for your co op­er­a­tion with park­ing.

Qual­i­fiers draw will take place on Tuesday, June 7, on Morn­ing Ire­land. The club is al­ways look­ing for help with var­i­ous as­pects of the club, if you are in­ter­ested get­ting in­volved con­tact Club Chair­man Michael Sargent.

Re­mem­ber to keep up­dated on what is hap­pen­ing in the Club log on www.bless­ing­ton­gaa. ie and Bless­ing­ton GAA on Facebook and on Twit­ter @bless­ing­ton­gaa. If you wish to be on the Bless­ing­ton GAA Sup­port­ers text list please text your name to 085 1607808

Re­mem­ber­ing Cian Gard­ner on 9th June on what would have been his 13th birthday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

The club sends its deep­est sym­pa­thy to the Flana­gan Fam­ily on the pass­ing of Paddy Flana­gan.


A big thank you to all who dropped in and sup­ported St Pa­trick’s GAA cof­fee morn­ing and cake sale in The Mys­tic Celt restau­rant, Church Street, on Saturday morn­ing. The win­ners of the cof­fee morn­ing and cake sale raf­fle were: Sylvia Smith, Veron­ica Leonard, Mar­garet Ka­vanagh, Tara Gor­man, Jake Wheat­ley, Muriel McSor­ley, Joe Mur­phy, Brian Fin­negan, Robert Mur­phy, Marie Walsh, Denise Luddy, Ni­cola Kelly, Paul Earls, Jack Mur­phy, Bebe, Geral­dine Wynne, Rose­mary Ka­vanagh, Mary Egan and Conor Luddy.

Thank you Sylvia and Paul Smith for the use of their premises, The Mys­tic Celt restau­rant.

Thank you to all who con­trib­uted, your sup­port is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated es­pe­cially by our Un­der-14 boys and girls Féile teams who travel to Cork and Kerry at the end of the month to rep­re­sent our club, our town, our com­mu­nity and county Wick­low in the John West Féile na nÓg.

John West Féile na nÓg is a Club fes­ti­val for Gaelic foot­ball and Ladies Gaelic foot­ball at Un­der-14 level, in­volv­ing teams from across the As­so­ci­a­tion and will be held in Kerry, West Lim­er­ick and West Cork on the week­end of June 24 to 26.

The club have or­gan­ised a fundrais­ing col­lec­tion of re­cy­cled cloth­ing with Lib­erty Re­cy­cling in aid of our two Un­der-14 Féile teams. We will re­ceive €4 for ev­ery 8kg bag of re­cy­cled cloth­ing re­ceived. Green plas­tic bags are avail­able from the club­house. They can con­tain clean clothes, tow­els, blan­kets, cur­tains, bed linen, shoes, bags, hats and hand­bags, and ex­tra plas­tic bags can be used if you have ex­tra. So get col­lect­ing and re­turn to the club­house be­fore the col­lec­tion day on the 18th June!

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Se­nior Player Clodagh Fox who at­tended the Lidl Ire­land Teams of the League in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Ir­ish Daily Star in Croke Park to re­ceive her award for been se­lected on the NFL Di­vi­sion 4 Team of the Year on Thurs­day evening. You’ve done the club proud!

Lidl as part of their LGFA spon­sor­ship are giv­ing all lo­cal Ladies Club the chance to win €1,000. St. Pa­tricks are #8 on the list. Please re­quest tick­ets at check­outs and vote for us when you shop!

The weather was ideal for good hurl­ing this on Tuesday evening at St Pats NS. Danny Bouch­ier had the pitch in good or­der for our Un­der-8s who were put through their paces. Our play­ers of the week were Un­der-7 Ben O’Leary and Un­der-8 Ge­orge Con­nors - well done boys!

St Pa­trick’s GAA an­nual golf day will be held in Wick­low Golf Club on June 18. Scramble 4 Ball com­pe­ti­tion will tee off shot­gun at 8.30am and 1.30pm. To book your team for €100 con­tact Mary Cahill 0871202755, Tommy Vick­ers 0879901505, Davy Shan­non 0872453887 and Gerry Tier­nan 087248349.

St. Pa­trick’s GAA Child Pro­tec­tion Course will be held on June 23 in the Club­house Dun­bur at 7.30pm. Please con­tact Carmel Earls email: cearls52@hot­ or text: 0879680168 for de­tails.

Don’t for­get to sign up for the Kel­logg’s Cúl Camps! This year’s Hurl­ing Camp will take place in Dun­bur on July 11-15 and the Foot­ball Camp on July 25-29. You can reg­is­ter at kel­log­gscul­camps.

Our own Sum­mer GAA Camp will take place from Au­gust 9-11 in Dun­bur. The camp is for boys and girls aged 3-10, and held from 9.30am-1.30pm. Book­ings can be taken from June 6th, con­tact Gary Duffy (0863529445). We hope to see you there!

Best wishes to Liam Keogh and the Ju­nior A team who start the Ju­nior ‘A’ Cham­pi­onship v Eire Og at noon in Rath­new on Sun­day, June 12.

All sup­port­ers and mem­bers who have not yet re­turned their Devel­op­ment Draw tick­ets, please re­turn all tick­ets sold and un­sold to club sec­re­tary James Phe­lan (0872284441). The clos­ing date for the re­turn of your St Pa­tricks GAA County Devel­op­ment Draw tick­ets is this Tuesday, June 7.

The first draw is on Fri­day, June 10. Ap­prox­i­mately 75 per cent of funds raised by our ticket sales re­main with our club. For your €50 tick­ets you en­ter three monthly draws – June 10, June 24, and July 29. Prizes to­talling €66,750 are avail­able to be won!

This has been one of our club’s major fundraiser over the past num­ber of years. If we are to achieve our goals as out­lined in our club devel­op­ment plan specif­i­cally ad­di­tional play­ing fields we need to be very suc­cess­ful with all of our fu­ture fundrais­ing. Thank you for your sup­port.

One of our club mem­bers, Lyn­d­sey Ka­vanagh, is or­gan­is­ing a fundrais­ing kids disco on June 11, which will be held in the Venue Night­club at the Grand Ho­tel Wick­low. The event will take place from 5-7pm and will be fully su­per­vised. This event is for over fives and un­der 12s. All pro­ceeds will go to Cancer Re­search, tick­ets are €5 each and can be pur­chased at re­cep­tion in the Grand Ho­tel.

Con­grat­u­la­tions Der­naun Hay­den our lat­est lotto jack­pot win­ner who col­lected his cheque from Club Chair­per­son John Gill dur­ing the week!

Num­bers drawn were 3, 16, 18 and 21. The bonus num­ber was 8. Des Davitt was also the win­ner of our €250 prize after draw­ing three num­bers.

Thanks to the weekly club lotto sell­ers who give up their time to help raise funds for the Club. It’s greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. If you wish to join a team, please con­tact Kathryn Fox (0863149233). Make sure you buy a ticket each week and you could be the win­ner of our €10,000 jack­pot!

Please send any in­for­ma­tion for club notes to Pro.stpatricks.wick­ be­fore 9pm on Sun­day evenings. You can con­tact St Pats at Facebook St Pa­trick’s GAA Club Wick­low Town or Twit­ter @StPat­sGAAWick.


Se­nior foot­ball - Our league match against Bray Em­mets was post­poned un­til this Sun­day, June 12, at 11am. This game takes place in Ti­na­hely so please come along and sup­port. Training is on Fri­day at 8pm. All play­ers are asked to at­tend.

Ju­nior foot­ball - Our Ju­nior team were away to AGB on Thurs­day evening in the league but un­for­tu­nately they didn’t come away with points. AGB win this game 2-10 to 1-10. Up this week is a home match at 7.30pm against Avoca. All play­ers be present at 6.45pm.

Well done to An­thony Mur­phy and his crew for or­gan­is­ing a very suc­cess­ful fundraiser in Black Toms last Saturday night. The fundraiser was called ‘The Cube’. Thanks to all who par­tic­i­pated and thanks to Black Toms for their hos­pi­tal­ity.

GAA acad­emy is on at 10.30 ev­ery Saturday morn­ing in the GAA field, all boys and girls un­der six are wel­come.

Un­der-8 boys foot­ball is on ev­ery Tuesday evening at 6pm in the Ti­na­hely GAA pitch. All boys are wel­come to at­tend.

Lotto re­sults from May 30 – Num­bers drawn were: 1, 10, 20, and 24. Bonus num­ber: 22. No jack­pot win­ner. Match threes: Conor Fur­long, Emily O’Toole, Pawel Dz­i­ur­dzia.

Next lotto jack­pot: €8,500.

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