Well sadly its all over for our senior team for another year. In a game that looked as if it could go either way at half time, unfortunately proved victorious for Baltinglass and Blessington must regroup and come back again next year.
Baltinglass opened the scoring in the sixth minute but Blessington got the next three points before Joey Kelly hit the back of the Blessington net with a goal to leave the score at 12 minutes Blessington 0-3 Baltinglass 1-1, they traded points then with Blessington scoring the final point of the half to go in at half time level on 0-5 to 1-2. At this stage it was anyones game, both sides would have been thinking they had the beating of the other. In the second half Blessington opened the scoring straight away, with a reply from Baltinglass 2 minutes later. Eoin Keogh made way for Bryan Carroll and ten minutes into the second half it was all level at 0-7 to 1-4. Sean Byrne then replaced Gavin Murray and Mickey O’Connor replaced Stephen Flanagan. Blessington and Baltinglass traded points again until the 54th minute when Baltinglass took the lead, Gavin Murray returned to replace Curtis Geraghty and Ronan Doyle came on for Bryan Carroll. Blessington failed to score in the last ten minutes and this proved their downfall. Full time score Blessington 0-9 Baltinglass 1-8, a two point victory for Baltinglass.
Hard luck lads, thanks for all your hard work over the season, once again it wasn’t our year. Best wishes to Baltinglass in the final. Team: Thomas Pender, Barry Murphy, Mick McLoughlin, Steven Bohan, Kevin John Rogers, Paul McLoughlin, Kevin Hanlon, Anto McLoughlin, Gavin Murray, Eoin Keogh, Wayne Callaghan,Jonathan Daniels, Curtis Geraghty, Dean Siney and Stephen Flanagan, Subs used as above.
The Ladies will meet the Longford Champions St Helen’s in the quarter final of the Leinster ladies Junior Football Club Championship on Sunday 6th October at 2pm at home once again in Blessington GAA Grounds, please turn out and give them your support
Blessington GAA Astro Pitch is available for people to train on as a GAA group or individual groups . €80 per hour for full pitch or €40 per hour for half pitch. For Bookings call Barry O’Donovan 086-0459 188
Congrats to Yvonne and John Magee on the birth of their new baby son Rian this week.
Birthdays this week: Noreen Keegan Kavanagh, Conor Finan, Robert Pender, Lorcan Mc Mahon