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The next Hol­ly­wood GAA Club lotto draw will be held this com­ing Wednesday, June 12, in Tutty’s for a jack­pot of €10,200.

Tick­ets are avail­able at hol­ly­ and from lo­cal out­lets.

Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port and good luck.

Our Golf Clas­sic, held on Satur­day at the Cur­ragh Golf Course, was a great suc­cess and was en­joyed by ev­ery­one who took part.

The win­ners were: 1st: Myles Burke, John Cur­ley, Tom Browne and Harry Kelle­her; 2nd: Peter Healy, Paddy Magee, Brian O’Donoghue and Brian Walsh; 3rd: Derek Robinson, Owen Young, John Young and Tom Smith; 4th: Gar­rett Bell, Stephen Murphy, Shane Con­nolly and Shaun Fa­hey; 5th: John Traynor, Brian O’Hara, James Traynor and De­nis Walsh; 6th: Pat O’Neill, Frank Malone, Bren­dan O’Neill and Dick Shaw.

The two spot prizes were won by Paul Wil­son and Michael Murphy (White­leas). Con­grat­u­la­tions to ev­ery­one.

Thank you to ev­ery­one who helped out or participat­ed on the day es­pe­cially our main sponsors Tom and Paula Rafter of Tutty’s Bar Hol­ly­wood, and also Bal­ly­more, Da­cia, Re­nault, Camp­bell Elec­tric Mo­tors, Keith and Ian Burke Sports Injury Spe­cial­ists, Avon­more Elec­tric, Road­stone, Daly’s Shop Hol­ly­wood, Poulaphouc­a House & Falls, Fu­ture Proof Con­struc­tion, Mark Mur­naghan, Ras­cor Water­proof­ing, Hazel­wood Ar­chi­tec­tural, Kaideen Knitwear, 2rn, Breda’s Hair Sa­lon and O’Ke­effe’s Store Donard. Your sup­port is much ap­pre­ci­ated

Dur­ing this week is the last opportunit­y to con­trib­ute to the Clothes Re­cy­cling drive 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.

There will also be a col­lec­tion in Hol­ly­wood Na­tional School on Fri­day, June 14, at drop off and pick up times and also at the school on Satur­day, June 15, from 10 -12. Thank you for your sup­port.


Well done to the un­der-11 boys and girls who have had a num­ber of great wins in the last few weeks, re­ward for a great ef­fort all year!

Well done also to all the un­der-7s who took part in the mon­ster blitz in bal­li­nakill, ev­ery­one had a great day.

The lads had a good away win over Bal­ly­manus Sun­day last on a score­line of 2-8 to 9 points in Divi­sion 2 to take us out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

The hurlers are out tonight against Arklow Rocks in Arklow in the ju­nior league.

Don’t for­get lotto tick­ets are avail­able from all lo­cal shops, pubs and com­mit­tee mem­bers. The jack­pot now stands at €2,800.

Thanks to ev­ery­one who sup­ported our Bake sale and Raf­fle last week­end, over €700 was raised for the club.


Huge thanks to the late Sean McShane’s two sons, John and Paul,ho host­ing yet an­other fabulous an­nual fundraiser in Druids Glen on June 2nd.

Monies raised were in aid of the club and Pi­eta House. A sun shone and a great day of golf was had by all, next year is the 10th anniversar­y of the Sean McShane me­mo­rial and it prom­ises to be a big one!

Thanks for Do­minic Leech, Druids Glen, all our sponsors and all those in­volved in mak­ing it such a mem­o­rable event.

New­town GAA ex­tend deep­est sym­pa­thies to par­ents, chil­dren and fam­ily of Thomas (OXO) Doyle who sadly passed away on Satur­day last.

May Thomas rest in peace. The Nurs­ery is run­ning ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing at 11.30 and each week the chil­dren have su­per fun, so come along and join in.

A mas­sive thanks to Adrian Dunne Phar­macy and Denise who got in touch to see how they could help out!!

Denise couldn’t have be­gan more help­ful and ar­ranged great new t-shirts for all the kids.

The un­der-11s fell to a nar­row 2-7 to 2-5 in Barndarrig on Wednesday evening.

New­town had the ad­van­tage of a de­cent breeze in the first half but only went in level 1-2 each at half time, set­ting a dif­fi­cult task for the sec­ond half.They played most of their best foot­ball into the wind in the sec­ond half with some hard earned well worked scores but the home side picked off a few good long range points of their own to edge the game.

Over­all, an­other good com­pet­i­tive game for the 11s be­tween two evenly matched teams.

Team: Luke Tur­ley, Sam Fenelon, Noah Flan­nery, Aaron Gar­rett, Dy­lan Dun­leavy, Cathal O’Toole, Pat Carey, Ai­dan Hef­fer­nan, Mike Syn­nott, Ryan Mc Don­ald, Dar­ren Fisher, John Tur­ley, Oisin Duffy.

The sea­son is in full flow. Can all par­ents/play­ers make sure mem­ber­ship is paid up over the com­ing weeks.

Nurs­ery and Go Games 7s 9s €20; Ju­ve­nile u11-u17s €40;Adult non work­ing €50; Adult work­ing €75; Non play­ing mem­ber­ship €50.

As you can see these are very moderate fees for a full year. You can pay these in the Post Of­fice

There was no win­ner of last weeks lotto jack­pot of €2,400, num­bers drawn were 10, 13, 24, and 26, One per­son won €200 by match­ing three num­bers. Please buy a ticket to help sup­port the club.


Well done to all in­volved in the ta­ble quiz last week­end in aid of the ju­ve­niles. Su­per night and lots of money raised.

Well done also to Mark Kenny who put in a solid shift against Leitrim (it just wasn’t to be) and to Cal­lum McCrae and the rest of the Michael Dwyer un­der-14 hurlers in the Féile last week­end down in Cork.

The lads played su­per and even reached the semis.

The In­ter­me­di­ates suf­fered a 2-8 to 0-9 de­feat in the Gap last week­end.

Two soft goals was the dif­fer­ence in the end, but the lads just never got go­ing in the sec­ond half and rued sev­eral chances to build on their 0-6 to 1-2 half-time lead.

The loss was def­i­nitely dis­ap­point­ing but prob­a­bly worst of all was an­other ad­di­tion to our now ridicu­lous injury list.

Hope­fully Glenn will be back in action shortly and the injury looked worse than what it ac­tu­ally is.

The fi­nal league game of the year is away to Val­ley­mount next Sun­day morn­ing.

With only a few weeks to our cham­pi­onship opener against league pro­moted Coolkenno, a win would cer­tainly be wel­come and a bit of mo­men­tum into the game.

It won’t be easy, how­ever, and will re­quire all hands to the deck. All sup­port ap­pre­ci­ated.

Fi­nally, there was no lotto jack­pot win­ner from 1, 7, 10, and 27. Match-three win­ners were Kieran Whe­lan, Ryan and Tara Lee­son, and De­nis Keogh.


Lotto: Bless­ing­ton GAA lotto re­sults from June 4: Num­bers drawn were 3, 6, 23, and 28. No jack­pot win­ner.

Two peo­ple matched three num­bers: Sarah Bealin c/o Charley and Do­minic Cronin.

Each re­ceive €300 (rollover from last draw). Next draw in West Wick­low on June 18 with jack­pot at €4,400.Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

Bingo: Next Bingo on Wednesday (tonight) at 8.15pm sharp. Cost of €10 in­cludes jack­pot and flyer sheets.

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.

Se­niors: The Se­niors fin­ished off the last game of the league with a hard-earned vic­tory over Balt­in­glass on Sun­day in a match that had no fur­ther ad­van­tage to ei­ther side.

The match was still played with cham­pi­onship tempo. At half-time we led by 0-7 to 0-3 and were well worth the ad­van­tage.

But in the sec­ond half Balto came at us and got the first few scores to cause some concern. We had a con­verted penalty, and this put us back in con­trol.

Tem­per­a­tures rose and the game was stopped by the ref to calm down the sit­u­a­tion in which K. J. Rogers had to go to hos­pi­tal with a se­ri­ous mouth injury.

Balto were down to 14 men and we held out to win by 1-8 to 1-7.

Scor­ers: P. McLough­lin 1pt, E. Boy­lan 4pts. D. Booth­man 1pt. S. Byrne 1pt. S. Carroll 1.01.(penalty). Wish­ing Kevin John a speedy re­cov­ery.

Divi­sion 3: Away to Shil­le­lagh/ Cool­boy - Fi­nal score: 2-16 to 1-11. Team: Cian Ger­aghty, Bradley Fos­ter, Eoin Howlin, Stephen Byrne, Glen Far­rell (0-1), KJ Rogers, Peter O Con­nell, Sean Byrne (0-1), Stephen Carroll (0-2), Michael Nu­gent (1-0), Fion­nan Leahy (0-2), Eddie Boy­lan (0-4), Kieran McGovern, Adam Boland (0-1). Subs: Paddy Reilly, Ruairi Fi­nan, David Phibbs. Best wishes to Adam Boland who was in­jured dur­ing the match.

Ju­niors Divi­sion 4: On Thurs­day last the Divi­sion 4 team lost to Dunlavin away, 2-15 to 4-6.

Team: Barry Be­han, Gareth Gro­gan, Martin Doyle, Paddy Reilly, Stephen Byrne, Brian Bo­han, Peter O’ Con­nell, Fear­gal Hen­nessy, David Phibbs, Ruairi Fi­nan, Fion­nan Leahy (1.2), Cor­mac Roe (0.1), Cor­mac Bro­gan, Sean Byrne (2.3), Kieran McGovern (1.0), Damian Breen, Eoin Ka­vanagh.

Next up is a home game to AGB on Thurs­day, June 13, at 7.30pm.

Se­nior ladies: Away against Garda/West­manstown Gaels on Wednesday, June 12, 7.15pm.

Un­der-14 girls Féile: Our un­der-14 girls are head­ing West for Féile Peil na nÓg from June 28-30.

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 pro­files are on our Face­book page along with sponsors.

Un­der-12 White: What a per­for­mance from the girls on the un­der-12 white team last Thurs­day night against AGB.

A shaky start with only 12 play­ers start­ing due to ev­ery­one getting lost but the girls really put on the pres­sure in the sec­ond half and were brilliant.

The ‘never give up’ attitude yet again comes through. From goals to full for­ward ev­ery­one put in a su­per shift.

Some girls are only new to it and were su­per (Sarah x2, Alana). Well done girls. 21 play­ers deserved POTM but we have to give it to Or­lagh Murphy and Wil­low Pope. Well done kids.

Un­der-12 Blue: Mis­er­able evening for the match on June 4, but our girls made it worth­while with a 3-5 to 3-2 win away vs Ti­na­hely. Con­di­tions were tough and both teams fought hard, but our girls really bat­tled in the 2nd half to get back in front and clinch the win!

The whole team were su­perb and once again the never give up attitude shone through.

Hard to pick POTM as al­ways but Eil­ish and Ni­amh get it. Big shout also to Susie who stepped in as goalie and was su­per. Thanks to all the par­ents who trav­elled. We had su­per sup­port from the stands.

Un­der-10s: The un­der-10 girls took part in a char­ity blitz in Naas in aid of Bar­ret­stown on June 2 along with 32 other teams from around Le­in­ster. Apart from their ef­forts on the pitch the girls put in a huge ef­fort rais­ing money with €1,023 raised by the Blesso girls.

Un­der-8s: An­other suc­cess­ful blitz for our un­der-8 girls who played three brilliant matches in Laragh on Satur­day. Well done. Their con­fi­dence is grow­ing with ev­ery game. Team­work at its best. Proud coaches! Go Blesso!

Un­der-13 boys: On Tuesday, June 4, we had our Divi­sion 3 game against Michael Dwyers called off due to pitches been closed at home and no away venue avail­able ei­ther to play.

Divi­sion 1 game was also to be at home but we played away in Donard due to home pitches closed.

15 play­ers trav­elled and worked hard through­out game par­tic­u­larly tackling when not in pos­ses­sion. We missed a few great scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties in first half and in fair­ness St Nick’s con­verted theirs. Sec­ond half we played much bet­ter and put away some great scores. We came up short los­ing 3-7 to 2-5 but valiant ef­fort by all play­ers on a bad weather night on a wet pitch. Well done lads.

Un­der-10 boys: The un­der-10s con­tin­ued their great form with a big win away to Eadestown on Satur­day last.

The lads played very well through­out with a spe­cial men­tion for their pass­ing and de­ci­sion mak­ing and the usual high work rate and tackling they produced again.

Each player was ex­cel­lent on the day but two who really stood out were James Mc Car­ney and Oisin Kelly. The lads look for­ward to Wednesday night’s un­der-11 game away to Éire Óg.

Un­der-7 boys: We played Caragh at home on Satur­day in NKL and had a com­fort­able win. A great team per­for­mance by the lads. Thanks to all the par­ents for their sup­port and to Alan El­lis for do­ing ref. Un­der-7s away v Car­bury on Satur­day, June 15, at 2.30pm.

Celtic Chal­lenge - On June 5 Wick­low Blue ran out con­vinc­ing . Wick­low Blue 4-20 Kil­dare 0-04. In Ab­bot­stown Wick­low Gold made it a big dou­ble. Wick­low Gold 2-07 Ca­van 0-08. Jake O’Kelly and Oisin Bro­gan are on the Wick­low Blue team. Well done lads.

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.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to club mem­ber and Coun­cil­lor Gerry O’Neill who was re­cently re-elected in the lo­cal elec­tions as an in­de­pen­dent coun­cil­lor. We wish Gerry the very best.

St Kevin’s clothes re­cy­cling fundraiser: Just over one week left to do­nate your un­wanted clothes, shoes, hand­bags and soft toys. You can drop the clothes to the foyer of Hol­ly­wood GAA club­house any­time there is a match or train­ing till Mon­day week, June 17, or to Hol­ly­wood NS next Fri­day at drop off and pick up times, or Hol­ly­wood NS next Satur­day morn­ing from 10am to noon.

Up­com­ing men’s fix­tures: Away to Val­ley­mount on Thurs­day from 7.30pm.

Re­cent Club Lotto re­sults: Lotto re­sults from June 3 were: 6, 10, 13, and 22. There was no win­ner.

€20 win­ners were: Bernie, Sea­mus O’Brien, Oliver Stones, An­drew O’Brien, and Maria Coyle.

Pre-paid lotto win­ners: Pat Phibbs (Old­court), and Paddy McEvoy.

Lotto re­sults from June 9 from num­bers 11, 18, 28, and 32: No win­ner.

€20 win­ners were: An­drew O’Toole, Adam McGarr, Anie Fields, Anne and Ann, and Der­mot Murphy.

Next week’s jack­pot will be €11,600.

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