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 Aughrimgaa.ie.
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.blessingtongaa.ie, 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: email@example.com 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 gaa.ie/ 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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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.