Blessington Club Notes

Junior C matched against Stratford was off due to a bereavement in Stratford it will not be played at home on Sat 25th Feb at 3.45pm .Well done to Lauren Thomas,laura Kilmartin & Molly Cullen who all made the Girls U16 Wicklow Panel, Well done to Ellen Quinn,Shauna Byrne,Emma Reid, Shona O Connor & Amy Ryan who made the Wicklow Ladies U14 Panel. Our Girls Minor Team drew with Coolkenno on Sunday away with a good performance from all the girls Scorers were Shauna Fitzsimmons 1-1,Molly Cullen 1-1,Ellen Quinn 0-3 & Niamh Allen 0-2.Best of luck to The Wicklow U21’s in their 1st Champ match on Wed 29th Feb in Baltinglass, I ask all club supporters to get along to cheer on club lads Paul Mc Loughlin, Kevin Hanlon & Eoin Devlin.Birthday wishes this week to Trevor O Donnell,Sean Mc Garr,Robert Richardson & Eoin Kavanagh.Hard luck to Anthony Mc Loughlin who was on the DIT team that was beaten by DCU in the Q/F of The Sigerson Cup on Wed last.Hard luck to Wicklow Ladies who were beaten by Down on Sunday in Blesso and wow was the pitch looking great thanks to Mick Curran. Thanks to John Walsh for carrying out the Defib Course on Sat in the clubhouse we have a lot of members trained now and we will be doing a rota for all home matches. Best of luck to all our young members who have their Ceremony Of Light on Thurs next.Blessington Gaa is running  Fantasy Cheltenham in conjunction with Erins Own Gaa Club in Castlecomer. Tickets are €20 however friends can come together to purchase one. There is €6,000 in prizes. To win you have to select a horse in each of the first 4 races on each of the 4 days of Cheltenham. Points are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th in each race with double points being awarded in the Big race each day. Winners will be decided by whoever gets the most points each day and there is an overall prize of €1500 to the person who has the most points over the 4 days. This promises to be a fun event in attempting to predict the winner & placed horses in  each race. Selections on each race have to be done before 1.00 pm each day and can be done in any of the following ways (a) Online, (b) E Mail, (c) Text or (d) by phone to a call centre.Tickets will be available from Committee members from Wednesday next 24th February and have to be returned before 10th March or you can book a ticket by sending an e mail to Arthur Hennessy at or Chris O Connor at .Club 7’s are getting very serious now results Dublin 73 Kerry 37, Armagh 41 Cork 29, Galway 47 Tyrone 39.Thanks to Noelle Mc Garr & Sharon Broderick for the Hot Soup.Kellogg’s Summer Camp (Football)will take place from Mon 9th July to Fri 13th July Inclu, this year we will also host a Hurling/Camogie Camp Mon 23rd July to Fri 27th July Inclu.Costs 1st Child €55 2nd Child €45, 3rd & Subsequent Child €40 all must be from the same family, also if you attend two camps the 2nd camp is just €35 but there is no gear, keep an eye on Kellogg’s Cereal Boxes as there will be a promotion where you will get €5 off the price of the Camp,for further information Contact Club Co Ordinator Chris O Connor 086 2239403.The club sends best wishes to our Club President Pete Nolan who is in hospital at present we hope to see him out and about soon.Best wishes to Paddy Brophy who will have an operation on Tuesday next following a long absence from football we hope he will be out and about very soon.Congrats to Will & Carmel Doyle on the birth of their son Jack. The club send deepest sympathy to The Carmody & Keogh Families on the death of Paddy Carmody.