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STRAT­FORD-GRANGE­CON

The re­sults of last week’s draw (July 31) were as fol­lows: the win­ning num­bers were: 03, 04, 06, and 21. There was no jack­pot win­ner. Next week’s jack­pot will be €5,250 and the draw was held on Tues­day night, Au­gust 8.

Un­der-7 and un­der-9 hurl­ing train­ing takes place on Tues­day at 6.30pm in Strat­ford.

Academy (four and five-year-olds) foot­ball train­ing this Satur­day at 11am.

Un­der-9 (ONLY) foot­ballers train­ing at 6.30pm on Wed­nes­day.

Un­der-7 and un­der-9 foot­ballers are train­ing at 11am this Satur­day.

Our un­der-11s foot­ballers play­ing with Kiltegan played and lost to St Kevins. (5-13 to 1-01).

They had no train­ing this week­end, back train­ing Fri­day, Au­gust 11, fi­nals on Septem­ber 16.

Our un­der-13s boys play­ing with Michael Dwyers played Aughrim on Mon­day; 2-12 to 5-5 to Aughrim. They train Wed­nes­day at 7pm in High Park.

Un­der-15s boys play­ing with Michael Dwyers train Wed­nes­day in High Park at 7.30pm.

The Ju­niors played in the cham­pi­onship against Fer­gal Óg last Thurs­day, Au­gust 3 and lost by 1-22 to 1-6.

We had a great show­ing of num­bers, it’s re­ally look­ing en­cour­ag­ing and hope­fully we’ll get those num­bers at train­ing and be ready for our next match on Thurs­day 17th at home against Ash­ford at 7.30pm.

The in­ter­me­di­ates have no matches and train­ing con­tin­ues as usual at 8pm Tues­day and Fri­day.

Club Hill Walk so­cial event is Sun­day, Au­gust 13, at 11am in Glen of Imaal. De­tails will be pub­lished to­mor­row.

Please sup­port our club lotto as our only source of in­come.

Good luck to those still in the last man stand­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Any­one wish­ing to do the first aid course in the club house please con­tact this page or club Vice Chair­per­son Mau­rice Man­gan.

Any­one need­ing new gear please con­tact club reg­is­trar An­nette Mana­gan.

Please col­lect the be­hind the ball vouch­ers if shop­ping in Su­per Valu for our club and de­posit them in the club des­ig­nated col­lec­tion box in store.

Thank you and well done to all who sup­port­ered the de­fib­ril­la­tor cabi­net fundraiser and got us half way to the pur­chase price.

Any­one with ad­di­tions on lo­cal com­mu­nity events and news or ed­its that they would like to be added to these posts please send a pri­vate mes­sage to the club page.

HOL­LY­WOOD

Lotto re­sults from Au­gust 3: The num­bers drawn were 7, 8,15, and 28. There was no win­ner of the jack­pot.

The sell­ers prize was won by Daly’s Shop. The €50 win­ners were Mary Byrne, Bríd Burke and John Nolan.

The next draw for €11,000 will be held on Au­gust 17 in The Hol­ly­wood Inn. Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

Ju­nior B Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship: Venue: Hol­ly­wood. Hol­ly­wood v Lacken. Thurs­day, Au­gust 10, at 7.30 pm.

In­ter­me­di­ate Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship. Venue: Bless­ing­ton, Hol­ly­wood v An Tóchar, Sun­day, Au­gust 13, at 6pm.

BLESS­ING­TON

Se­nior – Our Se­niors play Ti­na­hely in the last game of the Re­nault Se­nior Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship Group A Round 4 on Satur­day at 6.45pm in Joule Park, Aughrim.

This is a must win game for the lads to con­tinue in the cham­pi­onship. Your sup­port for the Se­nior team would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Ju­nior B - Our Ju­nior B team play Kiltegan away in the Cham­pi­onship on Thurs­day, Au­gust 10, at 7.30pm. Please sup­port.

Physio - Physio on Wed­nes­day at 7pm in the club­house. €5 do­na­tion. Play­ers train­ing will have first pref­er­ence.

G4M&O - Train­ing Wed­nes­day as nor­mal from 7pm to 8pm. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Michelle 086 3734748, Sinead 086 2446510 or Kevin on 087 6123202.

G4M are go­ing to hold an Open Day and Cake Sale on Satur­day, Septem­ber 9, at the pitch from 9.30am to 12 noon.

It will be a good chance for moth­ers to try their ball skills and give G4M foot­ball a try.

We hope to get a few more moth­ers to join the grow­ing squad. G4M blitz is sched­uled for Satur­day, Septem­ber 23.

Ju­ve­nile – For up­com­ing fix­tures, pic­tures and pitch rota please see our web­site and Face­book page.

U11 – Wick­low League. We played away against Eire Og Grey­stones on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 2, with both clubs field­ing two teams.

The stan­dard of foot­ball was very good from play­ers of both clubs with our lads com­ing away with a nar­row win in the end.

It’s very dif­fi­cult to field teams at the mo­ment with so many on hol­i­days although thank­fully we had lads who showed great com­mit­ment by re­turn­ing from Mayo and Wex­ford so we could ful­fil the fix­ture.

Thanks also to David from the un­der-9s who played. No train­ing on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day.

We are hav­ing a meet­ing af­ter train­ing on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 9, about our up­com­ing blitz on Au­gust 27 and any­one who has of­fered to help should come along if avail­able.

Un­der-12/un­der-13 boys – Train­ing this week Wed­nes­day and Fri­day from 6.30pm to 8pm.

A mixed bag dur­ing the week with a heavy de­feat against Balt­in­glass on Mon­day, July 31, at home. The lads turned it around by Thurs­day and had a big win at home against Rath­new in an event­ful game of foot­ball.

Un­der-17s – The team has been train­ing three times a week and have par­tic­i­pated in a cou­ple of chal­lenges to be pre­pared for the open­ing game of the Mi­nor cham­pi­onship which com­mences on Mon­day, Au­gust 14.

Bless­ing­ton are in Group 1 with Clara Gaels, St Nicks and Bray. Group 2 con­sists of St Pat’s, AGB, Balt­in­glass and Luke O’Tooles. Games will be played in neu­tral venues with the fi­nal on Oc­to­ber 8.

Wick­low un­der-15s – Good luck to the squad who will take part in the Adam Man­gan Me­mo­rial blitz in Of­faly next week­end es­pe­cially to our club lads.

Hurl­ing – Un­der-13 Ml. Dwyers v Luke O’Tooles on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 9, at 7.15pm. Also on Wed­nes­day, un­der-17 Ml. Dy­ers v North­ern Gaels.

Hurl re­pairs - Hur­ley re­pairs - €5 a fix, €2/hoop. Con­tact Ciarán 085 7145288

Sym­pa­thies – The club of­fers its con­do­lences to Trevor Mur­phy and his fam­ily on the pass­ing of his fa­ther James dur­ing the week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Lotto – Our Lotto was not won on Tues­day, July 25.

We had three lucky peo­ple who matched three num­bers. Num­bers drawn were 2, 3, 6, and 23. Lotto con­tin­ues every fort­night. Next draw will be held in Bealins on 8 Aug. Jack­pot stands at €2,800.

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 Scór na nÓg on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 20.

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.

Thanks – Thanks to Noelle McGarr for do­ing the club notes, Chris O’Con­nor for do­ing the club texts and Breda Bro­phy for tak­ing the min­utes and for­ward­ing emails for me while I was on an­nual leave. It was greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

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. This is for Health and Safety rea­sons.

There is a lot of kids us­ing our fa­cil­i­ties and their safety is para­mount. Yes, it’s a pain but it must be done. You will make our park­ing at­ten­dants life a bit eas­ier.

The club are also im­ple­ment­ing a NO PARK­ING sec­tion at the area im­me­di­ately be­side the astro. It would be great if all ev­ery­one would com­ply. It’s not easy to im­ple­ment change.

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

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.

AN TÓCHAR

An Tóchar GAA “Strictly” Fundraiser - As part of her “Strictly” fundrais­ing Jess Scott is host­ing an Un­der 30 ver­sus Over 30 Ladies Chal­lenge Match fol­lowed by a BBQ on Satur­day, Au­gust 12. Throw in 6.30 pm fol­lowed by a BBQ. Bring your fam­ily, friends, cheer­ing voice and Ap­petite! Ad­mis­sion €5 each in­clud­ing BBQ. Fam­ily Rates ap­ply. See you all there.

Clothes Bank: Our Clothes Bank has been emp­tied and is ready for re-fill­ing.

How­ever, we are in dan­ger of los­ing this clothes bank, and there­fore the in­come it gen­er­ates for the club, as soiled and un­suit­able items are be­ing placed in it.

Please note the list below of suit­able and UN­SUIT­ABLE items. Thank you for your sup­port.

And as al­ways, please like and share this post. We are look­ing for Clothes (incl School Uni­forms), Shoes, Bed Sheets and Linen, Belts, Bags, Soft Toys. Please DO NOT de­posit du­vets,pil­lows,rugs, soiled clothes or rub­bish

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Alex Gray on win­ning the King of Grey­stones Char­ity Triathlon - well done on re­tain­ing the crown. A fan­tas­tic re­sult - proof that hard work pays off! Alex runs the Fit­ness Cen­tre in An Tochar GAA. Con­tact Alex to dis­cuss per­sonal train­ing and fit­ness classes.Tele: 089 483 4161. https://www.face­book.com/ psquared­per­for­mance

AGB

AGB’s Se­nior men’s next cham­pi­onship game is against Kiltegan on Au­gust 12 at 5pm.

AGB’s Ju­nior ‘B’ men’s team played Bless­ing­ton on Thurs­day evening away, in the cham­pi­onship. Well done to the Ju­nior Bs, an­other bril­liant per­for­mance fin­ished AGB 2-12 to Bless­ing­ton 1-08.

The strength and fit­ness of this Ju­nior B panel is ev­i­dent as they pow­ered through Bless­ing­ton’s de­fence.

AGB’s scor­ers were Pe­ter Hem­pen­stall (0-03), Dar­ragh Cul­leton (0-03), Ian Bracken (0-03), Alan Mc Bride (0-01), Quentin O Reilly (0-02), Donal O Keefe (1-00) Tir­nan Mc Bride (1-00).

AGB’s un­der-11 boys played An­nacurra at home last Wed­nes­day evening. Both teams put in great per­for­mances but un­for­tu­nately the score didn’t re­flect their ef­forts. Its a learn­ing cure for our un­der-11s, but one they will over­come in time with con­fi­dence.

AGB un­der-15s played Carnew on Wed­nes­day last. A tough bat­tle for the un­der-15s but one they played very well in.

Although the fi­nal score wasn’t in their favour the ef­fort and foot­ball seen through­out the match is a credit to this young up­com­ing team.

AGB’s un­der-13 boys had a great game against Bray last Mon­day evening in Pearse’s Park. Fi­nal score fin­ished AGB 13-7 to 1-3 Bray Emmets. Well done un­der-13s, a great team per­for­mance on the night.

AGB’s Se­nior ladies fin­ished 1-12 to 2-7 on Fri­day evening against Bray. Af­ter a very tough match, the girls came back in the se­cond half with a great dis­play and re­ally got stuck in.

Strong foot­ball was seen and the girls re­ally pushed them­selves to get back in the game. Scores were from Stephanie Martin (0-04), An­n­marie Kee­gan(1-02), An­nie Con­roy (0-02), Aine O’Reilly snr (001), Aine O’Reilly jnr (0-01), Katie Hur­ley (0-01), Doire­ann ka­vanagh (0-01).

Su­per Valu Ark­low, are run­ning a pro­mo­tion from the 22nd of June called “Be­hind the Ball”.

The pro­mo­tion will give AGB the op­por­tu­nity to win some much needed foot­balls for our Ju­ve­nile sec­tion.

The idea is that the cus­tomer shops in store and spends over €20, the cus­tomer uses their Real Re­wards card, the till prints a re­ceipt then the cus­tomer chooses their club to sup­port and drops re­ceipt into our col­lec­tion unit.

This will run for nine weeks, so which­ever club reaches 2000 re­ceipts first will win a set of foot­balls for their club. So please spread the word and let’s win these for AGB.

AGB’s club­house is now open for Sun­day din­ner, every Sun­day this July from 1pm to 6pm. Call in and sam­ple our de­li­cious menu, with great choices and prices. The bar is also open on Fri­day and Satur­day evenings from 8pm dur­ing the sum­mer months.

AGB’s sum­mer camp will takeThurs­daye this Au­gust in Pearse’s Park on the week of the 14th to the 18th from 10am to 2pm. The price will be €45 per child, or €80 for two chil­dren. Great fun and games will be played. To cel­e­brate our sum­mer camp, we will also be tak­ing a trip to Croke Park on the Fri­day of our camp week at an ad­di­tional cost of €5.

To book your place please con­tact Sinead on 087 1374812.

The next meet­ing of the AGB Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee will take place on the 09/08/2017 in the AGB of­fices in Pearse’s Park at 8pm.

AGB Club gear is avail­able at great prices. Con­tact Kerry on 087 3287881 to or­der.

Please send club notes to ark­low­gaa@ gmail.com You can con­tact the AGB PRO at above email, Face­book (‘Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money GAA Club’ or ‘AGB Ladies’) or Twit­ter.

ENNISKERRY

Men’s up­date - Tom and the lads had an­other suc­cess­ful win in the cham­pi­onship at home to Avoca last Thurs­day evening with the fi­nal score of 2-17 to 0-7. Next up the face Rath­new away on Thurs­day week at 7.30pm.

Ladies up­date - the girls lost their third and fi­nal cham­pi­onship match last Fri­day evening in Kil­gar­ron with old ri­vals Nicks run­ning out clear win­ners with the score line of 5-17 to 1-10.

Pedal for Pi­eta - don’t for­get our spon­sored cy­cle will be held on Satur­day Au­gust 26.

All info avail­able from our Face­book page or any club mem­ber. If any­one’s will­ing to help out for 1-2 hours on the day please let Re­becca know on 085-1443441.

Glenealy’s Enan Glynn looks to avoid Carnew’s An­drew Hughes and Oisin Fur­long dur­ing the SHc clash in Joule Park, Aughrim. Photo: Joe Byrne

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