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AN­NACURRA

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.

AN TOCHAR

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

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 @ New­townGAA

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.

BLESS­ING­TON

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.

STRAT­FORD-GRANGE­CON

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 Michael-Dwyers 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.strat­ford­grange­con.wick­low@gaa.ie]Sec­re­tarybng. strat­ford­grange­con.wick­low@gaa.ie

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.

HOL­LY­WOOD

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.

SHIL­LE­LAGH

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

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