Lotto: No winner of Blessington GAA Lotto on June 18. Numbers drawn: 12, 18, 22. Marie Tivnan c/o D. Richardson matched three numbers and wins €300. Next draw in Murphy’s on Tuesday, July 2. Jackpot: €4600. Thank for continued support.
Bingo: Next bingo on Wednesday, June 26, at 8.15pm sharp in The Avon. Cost €10 includes jackpot and flyer sheets. Special June offer: double book €18.
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! Contact: Arthur Hennessy 087 2396157, Emer McIntyre Reape 087 2262286, Lenny Gilligan 085 804173, John Williamson 086 8256556.
Division 3: Our Division 3 team lost away to Knockananna on Saturday by 3-13 to 2-8. Well done to Sean Byrne who for the second time in as many weeks played Division 4, Division 3 and for the Seniors. It was the final league game; next up, championship on July 19.
Juniors Division 4: Avondale 1-17, Blessington 1-9. Next up is a home match against Kiltegan on Thursday at 7.30pm.
Seniors women: Away against Scoil UI Chonaill on Wednesday, June 26, at 7.30pm.
Under-16 girls: Blessington U16 girls Blue away against AGB on Thursday at 7.15pm.
Under-14 girls Féile: Our under-14 girls are heading West for Féile Peil na nÓg from June 28 to 30.
We will be hosted by Naomh Mhuire Oranmore in Galway. We will be departing Blessington at noon on Friday and we would love to see a huge club/community turnout along the street or outside St Mary’s JNS, to cheer the girls off on their outward journey to Oranmore in Galway.
Under-13 boys: The White squad had a tough task away to Carnew in Division 3 on Monday, June 24, which was always difficult against another club’s first team.
We were well beaten on the night, but lads tried their best and thankfully the next few fixtures are against clubs with two teams in under-13 like ourselves.
Special mention to Alfie Callaghan and David Caldwell from the under-11 group who helped us fulfil the fixture especially when it was so far to travel. Thanks to all parents who took long trip and coaches.
The Blue squad were at home to An Tochar last Monday and with game level 2-8 each at half-time, we had an injured player (Jack Byrne) who was eventually taken away by ambulance but after two nights in hospital is back out and gone on planned holidays.
Thanks to agreement by An Tochar and referee the game was stopped.
Thanks to anyone who helped made Jack comfortable on pitch until help arrived on the night.
Match was rescheduled for last Friday at home and with another great game of football played by both sides An Tochar went away with win of 3-15 to 3-7.
Our lads played extremely well and did all we asked of them in a well contested game.
Best wishes and speedy recovery to Jack, who managed to show his face briefly at our training on Wednesday evening - no stopping him!). Training Monday and Wednesday from 6.30pm to 7.45.
Next up is Under-13 Wicklow league on Monday, July 1, with both squads out on the night.
Under-11s: Blessington White home against St Pats White on Wednesday at 7.15pm. On the same night at home Blessington Blue v St Pat’s Blue also at 7.15pm. NKL U11 boys at home v Caragh on Saturday at 4.30pm.
Under-9s: At home against Leixlip (x 2) on Saturday, June 29 at 3.30pm.
Under-8s: We finished off the spring NKL U8 last night against Allenwood at home on Saturday. We played great football in both games coming out we a win in each.
Not for the first time this year we had the opposition compliment how good these kids are.
We will be getting plenty of challenge matches over the summer while waiting for Autumn NKL. Thank you to the parents for continued support.
Under-7s: NKL at home against Caragh (x2) on Saturday at 2.30pm.
Celtic Challenge – Hard luck to Wicklow GAA who lost out to Limerick GAA 2-10 to 0-7 in the GAA Celtic Challenge in the semi-final held in Ratheniske on Saturday last, Well done to our lads, Oisin Brogan and Jake O’Kelly.
Wicklow Under-14s: Win for Wicklow vs Antrim 2.9 to 2.5 in the under-14 hurling inter-provincial blitz in Termonfeckin involving Louth, Westmeath and Antrim. Antrim 3-10 Wicklow 4-2. Well done to Finn Behan and Brian Richardson.
Under-11s: Our home match on June 19 was end to end hurling against Bray Emmets.
A slow start but settled half-way through the first half.
Bray were fast in the tackles but with some quick hands got the scores off them.
Consistently players working hard for each other led us by five at half time.
Some great free taking by Callum, Cormac and Conor but POTM goes to James for his cool head and quick hands relieving the pressure at the back. We won by 0-21 to 0-4 in the end.
Congratulations – Congrats to K.J. Rogers and Tracey on the safe arrival of baby daughter Leah on Tuesday.
Congratulations to this week’s winner of AGB’s 50/50 Draw: Week 27, Monaghan team (Ticket C027) - Winner: Harmony Timber Solutions Ltd c/o Garrett Dempsey
AGB’s annual Summer Camp sponsored by the Arklow Bay Hotel is now open for bookings.
The camp will run from Monday to Friday, August 12 to 16, from 10am to 2pm.
Always an excellent camp and one the children always love. Open to club members and non-members. Sign up now for a great week of fun and games. Contact Sinead on 087 1374812 to book your place.
Hard luck to AGB’s Junior Bs last Thursday evening. The lads were at home to Carnew in Pearse’s Park and the score finished 0-6 to 0-5.
AGB under-14 girls played a challenge match away to An Tochar last Thursday evening and what a game they played.
From throw in to the final whistle each and every girl brought an intensity to their play that we are very proud of.
Some fantastic team work and a great display in passing and working through a rigid defence brought about some excellent scores.
At times we lapsed in consentration in defence as legs grew tired but we had some moments of brilliance in turning over the ball.
Every girl gave their all, from some excellent saves by our goalkeeper to some energetic running from the outfield players and fine finishing by the forwards made for a fast paced exciting game to watch.
This match was for all intense and purposes a replay of our recent league match with the same opposition were we were beaten on a scoreline of 8-16 to 7-12.
Not to be denied a second time the girls left everything on the pitch tonight and finished the game of another high scoring match, as comfortable winners with a score of 7-12 to 2-14.
We must commend some some the under-13 girls, Aoise, Doireann and Faye for playing with us tonight and they were more than equal to the challenge.
They were a delight to watch, blended with the older girls seamlessly and even managed some fine scores of their own. Thank you girls for travelling with us tonight and we look forward to having you play with us again in the near future.
We are extremely proud of all the girls tonight and very appreciative of the support of all the parents who travelled also. Well done to all.
AGB’s under-12 girls took on St. Nicholas in Division 2 League on Thursday evening. Great effort from the girls that travelled but without subs to call on, tired legs couldn’t hold off St. Nick’s in the end. Well done to AGB under-12 Blue team.
Monday evening saw a great night of action for the juvenile boys, with strong wins all around.
AGB’s Minor team were away to Clara Gaels and finished 4-14 to 2-17.
AGB’s under-13s Division 2 were away to Rathnew and finished 5-14 to 4-2.
AGB’s under-13s Division 3 were at home in Ballymoney against Éire Óg and finished 4-6 to 3-4.
AGB’s under-10 boys were away to Éire Óg and they finished 1-14 to 1-9.
AGB were getting Féile ready last weekend in preparation for next weekend when the boys travel to Roscommon to represent Wicklow and AGB at Féile 2019.
The boys were presented with their club tracksuit yesterday evening at a very special night for the team in Ballymoney.
Huge well done to the parents and Féile committee who have worked tirelessly in the background to ensure that the boys have everything they need for their trip.
The team were very generously supported by many local businesses and this has ensured that every child traveling will have a memorable trip.
A special thank you to our sponsors who joined us on the evening, Arklow Credit Union. Thanks to all our other sponsors if the Féile team too, your support and encouragement for the boys has been very much appreciated.
Thanks to all the Mammies who kept the night running smoothly, to Le Chef for the fabulous food and to Kerry and Joanne for their hard work behind the bar.
Thanks to Alvina, their team management and the many Féile committee members who have worked so hard to get the boys ready.
Best of luck to the management and the boys for the coming week
in preparation for their weekend ahead. We wish the Féile team and their management and families the very best of luck next weekend. Enjoy the games.
AGB would like to thank Arklow Credit Union for their continued support of the club and in particular this year’s Féile team.
We look forward to continuing to work with you in our future endeavors.
AGB would like to thank the Arklow Bay Hotel for their continued support of the club and in particular their support of the Annual AGB Summer Camp.
We look forward to continuing to work with the Arklow Bay Hotel.
Barndarrig’s Andrew Kavanagh comes under pressure from Glenealy’s Aaron Meade, Gavin Byrne and Declan Conyard during the IHC meeting between the two sides in Aughrim last weekend.