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.
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.
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 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’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.
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