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BALT­IN­GLASS

Lotto num­bers: 1, 9, 19, and 28. No win­ner. Match-three win­ners for €75 each: Veron­ica Dunne, Tommy Byrne, Peter Byrne, Jac­inta Cuddy. Jack­pot now is €14,700 and next draw is Tuesday, June 4, in Ho­ran’s pub. Thanks for sup­port­ing the club lotto.

The un­der-11 boys had a win against AGB whilst the un­der-14 girls also had a win over AGB in Divi­sion 3 in a close en­counter which saw Balto win by a sin­gle hard fought for point.

In Divi­sion1 of the SFL we played Hol­ly­wood at home win­ning 1-8 to 0-9.

In Divi­sion 2, the Ju­nior ‘A’ team played Val­ley­mount, los­ing 2-8 to 1-5 in Val­ley­mount.

As part of our fundrais­ing cam­paign to raise funds for the un­der-14 boys team who are rep­re­sent­ing club and county at Féile Peil na nÓg at the end of June, we will be do­ing bag pack­ing in Tesco Car­low on June 13, 14 and 15.

If you can help to cover any of the fol­low­ing dates and time slots please con­tact Hugh Kenny on 087 2718537.

The fol­low­ing are the times to be cov­ered: Thurs­day, June 13, 2pm to 4pm and 4pm to 6pm; Fri­day, June 14, 2pm to 4pm and 4pm to 6pm; Satur­day, June 15, 2pm to 4pm and 4pm to 6pm.

A disco will be held on June 14 for boys and girls aged 13-16 in Ger­maine’s In­is­fail. Com­menc­ing at 8pm and run­ning un­til 11pm, it will be fully su­per­vised and ad­mis­sion is €8. Please sup­port this Féile fundraiser.

The Kel­logs Cúl Camp takes place in Balt­in­glass GAA Club this year week begin­ning July 1. Please reg­is­ter online www. kel­log­gscul­camps.gaa.ie.

We send best wishes to Laura Heaslip and her hus­band Derek who got mar­ried re­cently. Laura served as PRO in re­cent years.

VAL­LEY­MOUNT

Our next lotto draw will be on Satur­day, June 8, with a jack­pot of €7,800. Tick­ets are €2 and avail­able from all mem­bers. If any­one would like to buy a yearly lotto ticket please con­tact Michael Nolan on 087 2964476.

Go Games takes place ev­ery Thurs­day even­ing from 6.30 to 7.30pm. It’s not too late to join in if you haven’t been be­fore, all new faces wel­come.

Well done to our Divi­sion 2 lads who beat Balt­in­glass at the week­end on a score­line of 2-8 to 1-5.

Their next match is Sun­day, June 9, at 11am, away in Kil­coole. All sup­port greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Well done to the Divi­sion 5 lads who beat Stratford/Grange­con last week on a score­line of 2-17 to 3-2. Their next match is Thurs­day, June 6, against Hol­ly­wood at home. All sup­port greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Well done to the ladies who beat Bal­ly­more in a chal­lenge match last week. Thanks to Bal­ly­more for host­ing the game.

Our Race Nite will be held on Satur­day, July 6, in Cullen’s Lake­view Lounge, un­der starters or­ders at 7.30pm.

Race cards are out now and we urge ev­ery­one to sell their quota of horses as this is our main fundraiser this year.

Horses can be pur­chased from all play­ers and committee mem­bers.

The 2019 Kel­logg’s GAA Cúl Camps have been an­nounced and our camp will be held on July 1 to 5.

You can now book your place on the Kel­logg’s Cul Camps web­site. It is ad­vised to book early to se­cure your place on the camp. If any of our mem­bers or play­ers would like to work as a Cúl Camps Coach, please con­tact Sharon Nolan 087 1373802 for de­tails.

Best of luck to all of our mem­bers and play­ers start­ing their Ju­nior and Leav­ing Cert this week.

Hard luck to the Wick­low un­der-20s and the Wick­low Mi­nors who were beaten at the week­end. Sin­cere sym­pa­thy to the friends and fam­ily of Mairead Hud­son, Glashina, Bless­ing­ton, who passed away last week.

HOL­LY­WOOD

Hol­ly­wood GAA Club lotto draw re­sults from May 29. The num­bers drawn were: 4, 14, 16, and 30. There was no win­ner of the jack­pot. The sell­ers prize went to Marie Tutty (161). The €50 win­ners were Ciara Tutty (402), Kath­leen Nolan (851) and John Lyn­ham (623).

The next draw will for a Jack­pot of €10,200 will be held in Tutty’s on Wed­nes­day, June 12. Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

Clothes re­cy­cling drive for the next three weeks in aid of St Kevin’s Ju­ve­nile Foot­ball Club. Please drop your un­wanted clothes, shoes, hand­bags and soft toys to the foyer of Hol­ly­wood GAA Club­house at train­ing or match times. Thank you for your sup­port.

BLESS­ING­TON

Lotto: No win­ner of jack­pot and no match-three win­ners in the last draw. Match-three (€300) will rollover to lotto in The West Wick­low on June 4. Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

Bingo: Next Bingo on Wed­nes­day, June 5, at 8.15pm sharp. Cost €10 in­cludes jack­pot and flyer sheets.

Se­niors: The se­niors were away to Rath­new on Fri­day, May 31 in the league.

Even though both teams were miss­ing sev­eral play­ers it was still a good game.

In a low-scor­ing, windy first half, both sides missed sev­eral chances. Half-time Rath­new led 0-5 to 0-4.

In the sec­ond half we upped our game but so did Rath­new and they went 1-7 0-5 up with about 10 min­utes to go.

We dug deep and man­aged to get back level at 1-9 each. With time up on the clock a draw looked to be a fair re­sult.

But Rath­new won a cru­cial turnover and clipped over the win­ning score with the last play off the match. Full-time: 1-10 to 1-9.

The play­ers and man­age­ment wish Jor­dan McGarr a speedy re­cov­ery from a nasty knee in­jury and had to be taken to hospi­tal by am­bu­lance.

Team: P. Man­ning. B. Mur­phy. S. Bo­han. A. Cur­ran. J. Cot­ter. J. Gil­li­gan (0-1). B. Fi­nan. D. Booth­man (0-4). K.J. Rodgers. S. Car­roll (0-2) J. Mcgarr. K. Han­lon (0-1). A. Boland (1-0). C. Ger­aghty (0-1). J. Nolan. Subs: C. McGor­man. M. Shan­non. S. Kitt. D. Sarkauskas. R. Fi­nan.

Next up is home against Balt­in­glass on Sun­day, June 9, at 11am.

Divi­sion 3: Good win for the Divi­sion 3 team against Ash­ford at home on Satur­day. They led 0-6 to 0-5 at half-time and won 1-11 to 2-7 de­spite be­ing down to 14 for last ten min­utes.

A pointed free from Michael Nu­gent 40 yards out late in the game was the last score of the game.

Team: Kian Ger­aghty, Bradley Fos­ter, Christy Walsh, Brian Bo­han, Glen Far­rell (0.1), Barry Fi­nan, Ciaran Mescall (1.0 ), James Kearns, Danielius Sarkauskas, Fionn Leahy (0.1), Michael Nu­gent (0.3 ), Ruairi Fi­nan, Kieran Mc Gov­ern, Sean Byrne (0.3), Jor­dan Nolan (0.2), Sean Mescall (0.1), David Be­han, Cor­mac Roe, David Phibbs, Peter O Con­nell, Fer­gal Hen­nessy.

Divi­sion 4: Away to Dunlavin on Thurs­day at 7.30pm.

Wick­low U20s Liam O’Con­nor Cup Rd 2: Hard luck to the Wick­low un­der-20s who were up against Of­faly in Aughrim on Satur­day. Fi­nal score: 0-7 to 2-13. Con­all O’Gall­chob­hair and Kevin Quinn rep­re­sented the club.

Wick­low Se­nior Ladies: Wick­low 2-11, Of­faly 2-9. Wick­low won and booked their spot in the Le­in­ster semi-fi­nal with Meath in two weeks. Wex­ford and Kil­dare in the other semi.

The club was rep­re­sented by Kim Con­nors.

Un­der-14 girls Féile: Our un­der-14 girls are head­ing west for Féile Peil na nÓg from June 28to30.

One of three clubs rep­re­sent­ing Wick­low, our girls are very ex­cited.

We will be hosted by Naomh Mhuire Oran­more in Gal­way. Any­one that knows about Féile will be aware there’s a huge cost in­volved in send­ing teams and our girls have done up (with a lit­tle help!) a won­der­ful letter seek­ing the sup­port and spon­sor­ship of lo­cal or any busi­nesses will­ing to con­trib­ute.

In­stead of tar­get­ing one busi­ness for a big amount we ap­peal for just €100 per busi­ness to spon­sor one of our play­ers.

Be­ing af­ford­able, in sup­port­ing our young girls you will get full recog­ni­tion for the spon­sor­ship with our player pro­files in­clud­ing your busi­ness name/logo and ac­knowl­edge­ment on all our net­works (so­cial me­dia etc).

We are ex­tremely grate­ful for all spon­sor­ship re­ceived so far. If any other busi­nesses are in a po­si­tion to con­trib­ute, please con­tact any of the man­age­ment. Jess 086 8602022 and Kim 085 2079643.

We are very much look­ing for­ward to the build up to one of the most mem­o­rable week­ends in the Gaelic foot­ball cal­en­dar. All the girls and coaches pro­files are on our Face­book page along with spon­sors.

All-Ire­land U14 se­ries Quar­ter Fi­nals: Wick­low un­der-14 girls were up against Tip­per­ary in the All-Ire­land quar­ter-fi­nal in Ratleague on Satur­day.

Un­for­tu­nately, the girls were beaten. The club was rep­re­sented by Emily-Rose O’Toole, Ais­ling Bren­nan and Elaine O’Dwyer.

Un­der-14 girls: The white team are at home against Clanna Gael at 7.30pm on Thurs­day.

Un­der-8s and 10s: Blitz in Laragh on Satur­day, June 8, at 10.30am.

Wick­low Mi­nors: Hard luck to the lads who lost out to Dublin in Aughrim on Satur­day by 1-9 to 0-20. Bless­ing­ton was rep­re­sented by Daniel Cooney, Jack Sar­gent and Luke O’Brien.

Un­der-17s: Away against Ti­na­hely on Mon­day, June 10, at 7.15pm.

Un­der-15s: Train­ing on Mon­day and Wed­nes­day this week at 7pm. All the best to the lads dping the Ju­nior Cert. Next game on Wed­nes­day, June 12, at home against Aughrim.

Un­der-10s: Away to Eadestown on Satur­day, June 8, at 3.30pm.

Un­der-9s: Un­der-9 Blue against St Ed­wards at home at 6.30pm. Un­der-9 White against St Ed­wards at 6.30pm. Both games on Wed­nes­day, June 5.

Un­der-8s: Home to Caragh on Satur­day, June 8, at 2.30pm.

Un­der-7s: Mon­ster blitz in Bal­li­nakill on Satur­day, June 8, at 11am.

Academy: Academy for boys and girls aged 4 to 6 is held ev­ery Satur­day at 10am. Fur­ther info from Gra­ham 087 6393125.

The boys and girls are en­joy­ing the fresh fruit pro­vided by the club to the academy.

This is an ini­tia­tive of our new Health and Well Be­ing Of­fi­cer Lisa Jack­son. Thanks to the Se­nior men and ladies who help ev­ery week.

Hurl­ing: Girls and boys of all abil­i­ties aged six and up­wards are in­vited to join the Bless­ing­ton GAA Hurl­ing Club where you will learn to play an ex­cit­ing sport in a fun and re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment. All ages train reg­u­larly.

If any child is in­ter­ested please join our What­sApp group b send­ing your name and phone num­ber and email to Jack Whe­lan @0876678936 and we will keep you up to date with ev­ery­thing that is hap­pen­ing with hurl­ing in Bless­ing­ton, Val­ley­mount, Kil­bride and Lacken.

Vol­un­teers are al­ways needed, so if any Mums or Dads wish­ing to re­live their glory days on the pitch are wel­come to help. Send your de­tails to Jack and reg­is­ter your in­ter­est. All wel­come.

We look for­ward to meet­ing all our new play­ers.

Un­der-11s: TBC at home against Éire Óg White on Wed­nes­day (to­day), June 5.

Un­der-9s: At home against Coill Dubh on Sun­day, June 9.

Wick­low Cul Camps 2018 – www.wick­lowcul­camps.gaa.ie. Only 200 places for foot­ball camp (July 8) and 150 for the hurl­ing camp (July 22).

Date for your diaries: Bless­ing­ton GAA Club is pleased to an­nounce a Golf Clas­sic as one of the big 2019 fundrais­ers, tak­ing place on Fri­day, July 12, in Crad­dock­stown Golf Club. Cost is €300 for a team of four in­clud­ing the round of golf, din­ner and plenty of prizes!

The day prom­ises lots of fun, dur­ing and after.

Book early to en­sure your pre­ferred tee time by con­tact­ing one of the fol­low­ing: Arthur Hen­nessy 087 2396157, Emer McIn­tyre Reape 087 2262286, Lenny Gil­li­gan 085 804173, John Wil­liamson 086 8256556.

Good luck to all our mem­bers who will be sit­ting their Ju­nior and Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate ex­ams over the next cou­ple of weeks.

Re­mem­ber to keep up­dated on what is hap­pen­ing in the Club log on to Bless­ing­ton GAA on Face­book and on Twit­ter @bless­ing­ton­gaa.

If you wish to be on the Bless­ing­ton GAA Sup­port­ers Whats App please text your name to 087 2858375.

BAL­LY­MANUS

A last-minute point gave Donard a one-point vic­tory over the lads last week­end on a score­line 1-8 to 1-7.

There was lit­tle or noth­ing be­tween the two teams through­out. Roan had the ball in the net in the open­ing min­utes, and we went in at the break up 1-3 to 0-3.

Donard had the bet­ter of the ex­changes in the sec­ond. Bren­dan made a su­per save from a penalty but Donard rat­tled the net shortly after to put them two up go­ing into the home stretch.

Credit to the lads the got it back level, but an over­lap­ping Donard de­fender split the posts and got Donard the win.

The lads take on Barn­dar­rig Sun­day morn­ing in the Gap in their sec­ond last league fix­ture of the year. All sup­port ap­pre­ci­ated.

Best of luck to Mark and the Wick­low lads against Leitrim.

There was no lotto jack­pot win­ner from 4, 22, 25, and 28. Matchthree win­ners were John Keogh, Orla and Ea­mon, Marie Doyle.

Fi­nally, the club are host­ing a table quiz for the ju­ve­niles in O’Ke­effe’s Knock­ananna on Satur­day night at 9pm. All sup­port ap­pre­ci­ated.

Avon­dale’s Dean Ga­han feels the full wrath of ref­eree Ed­die Leonard dur­ing the SFL divi­sion 1A clash be­tween Avon­dale and Éire Óg Grey­stones last week.

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