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 hollywoodgaa.com 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.