There was no winner of last week’s lotto. Numbers were 9, 15, 19, and 25. There were two match three winners: Billy Moules, Aughri; Thomas Moules c/o Londis. Next week’s jackpot is €7,750.
The club would like to thank everyone who turned out to show their support for the Kevin Bell Trust Fund and to all who made it happen.
Well done to the Derry Gaels under-15 side who won another round away to Avondale in the championship.
The club would like to wish John Carey of Clone a speedy recovery. John is unwell at this time.
Val and Karina’s Strictly for An Tochar - Walk and Talk on the Reservoir Pathways Saturday, September 23, starting at 10 am. Details nearer the date.
Cindy’s Bag pack for An Tóchar - As part of her fundraising Cindy s doing a bag pack in Tesco, Bray on Saturday, September 23. If anyone can help out for an hour or two it would be great, just text me on 086 8305672.
Richie Cullen is kicking off his Strictly for An Tóchar campaign with an Irish Night/Set Dancing on Saturday, September 23, in Kavanagh’s Lounge from 8.30 pm. €5 admission. Raffle on the night.
Fergal Mulligan’s Strictly for An Tochar fundraising tees off with an Open Day at Ballinastoe Golf Club, September 30 - 4 Ball Scramble - €60 per team. Lots of prizes and light refreshments on the day. Contact: Fergal Mulligan on 086 8591545 for tee time. Tee times run from 8am to 10am and 2pm to 3pm
Joanne ‘s Strictly Style - My Strictly fundraiser is a raffle to win a five-hour Image Consultation to include the following: two-hour wardrobe detox.
Refresh you wardrobe clear out what you not wearing, see what you need to make your wardrobe work for you, show you how to dress to suit your shape.
Plus, three hours personal shopping at a destination of your choice. Raffle tickets are €10. Your entry can be giving directly to me 1 Djouce Meadows, or Lorraine in the post office has kindly offered to take them also, just place your €10 in an envelope with your name and telephone number on the outside.
Newtown GAA are holding a very important meeting of all club members tonight Wednesday 13th at 7.30pm in the clubhouse and anybody with the interest of Newtown GAA at heart should attend.
As last Saturday was the U7 and U9 last blitz of the season we will now take a break from activity. We will have a presentation day in a few weeks’ time and will let you know when we have a date arranged.
Since we started training back in February we have had a steady high attendance of kids at training, our sincere thanks to both parents, families and the wider community for helping to make this happen. Thanks for all the communication regarding attendance which makes everything easier to organise.
We hope everyone will continue their involvement when we resume for our next season and hope to see you all then. Massive thanks to the coaches Peter, Ruairi, Luke, Paul and Alun.
The U12 girls next match is in the Shield final against St Pats on Sunday 17th with no time fixed yet.
Training continues every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm.
The U14 girls created a little bit of history last Sunday when they became the first juvenile girls to bring home silverware from the top flight of girls football, the girls put in a magnificent performance to win the A Shield in some style.
On a miserable day for football the girls were a delight to watch, captain Laura Murphy accepted the trophy on behalf of her teammates who all played their part in a game where we outplayed our opponents all over the pitch.
The panel of girls on the day was Grace Murphy, Katie Smith, Cora Heffernan, Doireann Smyth, Alyssia Larkin, Laura Murphy, Katelyn O’Toole, Yasmin O’Connor Phipps, Aleesha McMahon, Rebecca Gillan, Laragh Davis, Zara di Tofano, Una Power, Sophie O’Reilly and Alicia Farrell. Well done girls and management of Shayne, Shay, Kirsty and Bernie.
The U16 girls played AGB last week in their final group game of the championship,the girls were beaten on the night but were presented with the Div 2 Cup after the matchnext match is the A shield final on Sunday 17th in Ballinakill but our opponents are not known yet.
There is a good stock of club gear now available to buy for any enquiries regarding club gear please contact Amy at 086 3332195.
Our next fundraising event takes place this Friday in the Parkview, we are pleased to announce that the Fureys are playing and tickets cost €25. Tickets are available from the hotel reception or contact any committee member, it promises to be a great night so get your tickets early as they are limited.
The draw for the football tickets will be on Thursday 14th in the clubhouse and tickets cost €5 to enter, the draw is open to all members.
Keep up to date on all that’s happening by following us on Facebook or Twitter @ Newtown GAA
This week’s jackpot raised to €6200 as it rolled over on numbers 4, 18, 22, and 23. There were six match three numbers who won €35 each.
Seniors – Our Senior team were up against St Pat’s on Sunday in the quarter finals of the SFC in Joule Park, Aughrim. At half-time Blesso led by 0-9 to 1-1. Full time 1-10 to 1-7. Blessington are now up against Avondale in the semi-finals. Rathnew will be up against either Eire Og or Baltinglass. Semis will be held on September 24.
Wicklow U21 hurlers – Hard luck to the lads who were beaten by Kerry on Saturday. Ladies Football
U16 girls – The girls play in the B Championship semi-final v Eire Og at home this Thursday at 7.15pm.
U14 girls - Both Blessington’s U14 girls’ teams had qualified for their Cup County Finals in Ballinakill on Sunday.
First up was our white team in the C Championship Cup Final against Kilcoole.
The Blessington girls came out on top of a very tight game with Captain Hannah Byrne collecting the silverware.
All the Blessington girls had super performances and special mention must go to Niamh Kinsella who was the player of the match.
Next up was our Blue team in the A Cup Final against Tinahely.
Unfortunately, for the Blessington girls despite the fact they worked so hard and battled to the final whistle Tinahely came out on top to claim the cup.
The management could not be prouder of all their players and the way each and every one of them have it their all in their games today. Management would also like to thank Mitchell Macadam for sponsoring both of our U14 teams the girls looked great in their gear me really appreciate the support.
U12 girls White Team – C Final in Ballinakill on Sunday v Balto. Time TBC.
U11 girls - Two very competitive games on Saturday for our U11 girls in the Kildare League away to St Laurence’s.
Our girls were great and came out winners again. Both teams put in exceptional second halves we and couldn’t have asked for more from them all.
U9 girls – The girls were away in the Kildare League v St Lawrences on Saturday. A brilliant performance by all the girls with Blesso fielding two teams of 10. Both teams coming away with wins on the day. Super stuff as usual.
G4M&O - Big thank you from the Gaelic for mothers for all those that supported the cake sale on Sat morning it help raise €280 which will go some way towards getting new kit for the ladies before this years all Ireland blitz. Hopefully we have managed to get some publicity for G4M and get a few more ladies interested in playing adding to the growing numbers this year with 18 at training last Wed. G4M playing V Roundtowers Mon 11 Sep 7pm to 8pm on the Astro. G4M are holding a blitz Sat 30 Sep 10:30 to 3pm changed from the 23 Sep.
For more information on G4M contact Michelle 0863734748, Sinead 0862446510 or Lorcan on 087 6647625.
U7s – Blesso v Clane at home on Saturday, September 16 at 2.30pm.
U9s – Away v Naas on Saturday, September 16 at 3.30pm.
U10s – Our U10 NKL team played Celbridge at home on Saturday and despite terrible weather conditions our lads put in a good performance to record a win.
U11’s – We played St Pats at home in the Wicklow league and came out on top over the two games. We have our league final game at home on Wednesday against Rathnew and we also have a team in a challenge match against St Kevins in Hollywood on the same night. All roads then lead to Ballinakill on Saturday for the U11 finals.
U12/U13s – Training on Wednesdays are off due to match training on Sundays 6 to 7pm on the Astro for the next few weeks. U12’s played Ardclough on Wednesday and won on a scoreline of 9-10 to 4-9 and Raheens on Saturday coming away with a win 2-14 to 1-6. We led from the start in both games.
The lads have one more game V Maynooth and should qualify for the Shield final. Next Games - U12’s play Maynooth possibly 16 Sep at home 4:30pm TBC. U13 at Home V Rathnew Mon 11 Sep. U12 and 13 V St Anne’s Wed 13 away 7pm.
U15 – Lads are up against Tomacork at home in the Championship on Thursday at 7.15pm.
U17s – The lads had a brilliant win in their second game in the Minor Championship at home v St Nicks on Friday. Final score 3-09 to 0-11. Next up is Bray Emmets. Date TBC.
U8 – Our young hurlers were in Ballinakill on Friday and had wins against St Pat’s and Avondale. Lads away v Clane on Sunday at 10am.
U10 – Kildare League away v Ardclough at 11am.
Western Gaels – U11 Hurling - Wednesday saw the visit of Kilmacanogue. Due to the relative positions in the league a mixed team game was played with all players on both sides getting a good run. Some noted performances from the Blessington U10s on the squad.
Western Gaels U11 NKL Hurling – First of 5 games in the NKL saw us make the long journey on Sunday to play Broadford in Clogherinkoe. In blustery and wet conditions play was difficult. Final score WG 1-1 Broadford 0-2.
U17 Michael Dwyer – The lads are now in the semi-final after beating North Wicklow Gaels on Sun 10 Sep 3-15 to 0-7. Well done to players and management and especially our Blesso lads – David Williamson, Kevin Quinn and Eoin Higgins.
Lotto –No winner of the Blessington GAA lotto on 5 Sep. Next draw 19th Sept in Mick Reids. Jackpot €3400. Numbers drawn were 5, 15, 20, 27. Winners of Match 3 were – Steve McManus, Terry Clancy c/o Mick Mills, DACJAFA c/o Nora Nolan, Martina Gilmore c/o Kevin Gilmore, The Geraghty Family c/o Curtis and Kyle x 2 and Michael/Patrick O’Connor. Each win €45. 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.
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.
The results of last week’s Lotto draw (04/09/2017) as follows: Numbers drawn: 04, 14, 23, 28. No winner. Next jackpot will be €6,750.
U7 and U9 hurling training this week in Stratford at 6.30pm Tuesday.
Academy football 4-5yrs training Saturday 11am; U7 and U9 footballers training Saturday at 11am.
Our U11s footballers playing with Kiltegan have training Monday at 6.30pm for another mini all Ireland and training Thursday at 6.30pm. Final on Saturday in Ballinakill at 10.30am against Avondale.
Our U13s boys playing with MichaelDwyers had their second training session with DA Development Officer Paul Garrigan last Wednesday. They play Tomacork V Ml.Dwyer at 7.00pm this Monday.
U15s boys playing with Michael Dwyers train Monday evening in High Park at 7pm.
The intermediate team played a league match against Ballinacor away today, Sunday and lost 3-9 to 1-11
We played Ballinacor, short a number of first team player’s due to injury or other commitments we asked some of the junior panel to come on board and fair play to, shane O’Neill, Joe O’Neill and Conor Hanley who gave everything on the pitch.
We wasted alot of chances during this match but although the result didn’t go our way it was very positive that we had a panel of 18 today while missing 5 of the starting championship team. Training for both adult teams at 8pm on Friday. Next Juvenile meeting is this Thursday at 7:30pm. Any adult club members are welcome as always. If you want to raise any topics please send an email to the club Juvenile secretary Dermot Paige who will include your correspondence in the meeting schedule. [Secretarybng.firstname.lastname@example.org]Secretarybng. email@example.com
Please support our club lotto as our only source of income for day to day running of our club. Remember you can play online.
Good luck to those still in the last man standing competition
Anyone needing new gear please contact club registrar Annette Managan.
Reminder of Maurice Mangan’s (vice Chairperson) sponsored Beard Shave fundraiser for the Children of Chernobyl Foundation this Saturday 16th in Horans at 9pm.
The next Hollywood club lotto draw will be held on September 14 at 7.30 pm in Tutty’s for a Jackpot of €11,400. Thank you for your support and good luck.
Junior B Football Championship. Hollywood v Enniskerry at 4pm in Ashford on Saturday, September 16. Please support the team. ÉIRE ÓG GREYSTONES
The replay of the Dacia Championship quarter-final against Carnew has been fixed for this Saturday 16th at 3.15pm in Joule Park, Aughrim. Come and carry your flag for Greystones!
UPCOMING EVENTS Casey at the Club, Paddy Casey appears at the club on Saturday 23rd at 9pm. Will be preceded at 8pm by DJ Cantina Bop. Tickets 20 euro.
Club’s Golf Classic also imminent. Information from committee member Anto Byrne. 087-8188871
Lightning, in contradiction to what the seanfhocal says, has struck twice in the fortunes of our senior players. Both our senior hurlers and our senior footballers have drawn their respective championship quarter finals.
The hurlers drew 1-12 to 0-15 with Carnew in their pursuit of the O’Donoghue Cup while the footballers earned themselves another shot at the Miley Cup with a 2-8 to 0-14 draw against Baltinglass.
COMHGÁIRDEACHAS to Shaun Hughes who played on the u-21 Wicklow team which was defeated in the final of the B All-Ireland Championship by Kerry.
PEIL NA MBAN Well done to our u-14 girls who put in a great performance against Carnew in the County final in An Tochar on Saturday. They fell just short being defeated 2-08 to 2-04.
Condolences to the Togher family Coolattin on the recent sad passing of Angela’s Dad Johnny Higgins R.I.P, to Angela, Alan, Grace and Donnacha, to Johnny’s wife Eilish and family and to the extended Higgins family, relatives and friends all associated with Shillelagh G.A.A club extend their deepest sympathy.
The combination drawn in the club lotto draw on Monday, September 4, as 3, 4, 12, and 15, the jackpot still remains elusive and on the night no punter managed to match three numbers.
The following were lucky dip winners Ann O’Reilly, Chapel Lane , Lorna Simpson, Batchelors Walk, and Fergus Garrett, Carnew (membership), Tommy Murphy won the promoters prize.
The next draw with the jackpot an enticing €4,000 will take place on Monday, September 18, in Kenny’s Central House.
Tickets costing just €2 are available from our hard working promoters, players, committee members and in all local business outlets (just ask) your continued support is invaluable and much appreciated .
The junior A football team exited the championship at the quarter-final stage when going down unluckily to Baltinglass recently.
Having accounted impressively for our neighbours Coolboy by an eight point margin in the final group game, hopes were high that we could progress to the semi-final stage but an opposition goal midway through the second half proved to be decisive score and we lost out by a two-point margin.
A word of thanks from our Cathairlaoch Mark Dempsey to everyone who turned out to help with the Fairgreen clean-up recently , On Saturday next club members are requested to assist with a similar operation at the local playground Area, all those with an hour or two to spare should attend at 4 pm.
No shortage of activity at Juvenile level recently, on Saturday last our U8 and U10 football teams beat all comers to emerge victorious in both age groups in the Annacurra tournament the 8s after playing five games accounted for final opponents Aughrim while the 10s got the the better of the host club in their final our thanks to the Annacurra club and the family of the late Sean Maher R.I.P for the kind invitation to participate.
The U-13 St.Marys football team had to give best to a strong Tomacork side on the Fairgreen recently.
The U/11s continue to impress and had a good championship win over Bray Emmets in Ballinakill , they will hoping to progress further with a win on this Wednesday 13th Sept. and all going according to plan a final appearance on Saturday next 16th is a possibility.
Harry Murphy and Kiltegan’s Trevor Doyle have a discussion during the SFC quarter-final in Joule Park, Aughrim. Picture: Garry O’Neill