Club News 30.05.2016   30/05/2016

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There was no winner of the Balto Lotto Draw held on 24th May. The Numbers drawn were 04, 09, 13 and 15. There were however 7 match 3 winners, each of which win €45.00. The Jackpot for the draw to be held on 30th  May is €14,000  and is in Horans Pub on Main Street. Why not give it a go and purchase a €2.00 Lotto ticket from any business premises, in the town, Committee Members or designated sellers


Coaching Workshop

On Wednesday night last, there was a great workshop held in the GAA grounds on Breaking down the Blanket Defence in Football. The workshop was presented by Sean Kelly and was very well attended. Well done to Paul Garrigan for organising this.


Our Intermediate squad played Carnew Emmetts in Division 2 on Tuesday night in Baltinglass. This was always going to be a tough game for our lads as Carnew’s first team are physically strong. We played very well in the first half but unfortunately we missed three good goal chances.

Declan Jones, John Gillespie and Fabian Dunne kept a tight rein on the Carnew full forward line. Michael Dowling, John Murray and John Hennessy had very good games in the half back line. Though under pressure at times but kept to the task excellently.Carnew kicked the first few points but then our lads settled after Dan Kelly kicked a good point and he could have had a couple of goals also. Padraig McGrath, who had a very good game, kicked 2 good points from play and Tommy Cullen also chipped in with a point.

Conor Keogh had an excellent game at midfield and was ably assisted by Stephen Heaslip. After a good first half of football we went in losing by three points:  0 – 06, 0 – 09.We played very well for the third quarter and drew level with 15 minutes to go and looked like we could go on for a result.

Unfortunately John Murray who had been playing very well, received a second yellow card at this stage which gave Carnew a clear advantage.. Chris Heaslip (2 points), Lee Furlong (1 point), and Stephen Quinn all played their part in a gutsy performance, and we hope we can now go on and build on this performance for the rest of the league and championship.

Final Score: Baltinglass 0 – 10, Carnew Emmetts 0 – 15.

U12 Boys

The U12 boys took on Rathnew in Baltinglass on Monday night, in the U12 Mini League. This was a top of the table clash, with both teams going into the game unbeaten. The travelling team are always at a distinct disadvantage in this competition as there is quite a bit of travelling involved after a hard days work in school. The lads managed to capitalise on this and ran out worthy winners on the night. Well done to both teams who played some lovely flowing football which would not look out of place in an age group two or more years above this. Kevin was delighted with the performance and would urge all of the players to keep up the good work. Keep coming to training and he and his team of coaches will try to improve you as players throughout the year. Great progress has been made to date but there is a long road ahead  and a lot to learn. Well done to all  involved.


U12 Girls

Well done to the U12 girls on a very exciting performance in their league match v Bray Emmets at home on Monday night. Despite a great comeback, the bray lead was just a little to much for the girls to overcome. The final score was Bray Emmets 4.05, Baltinglass 3.04. Sheena and her team have been doing great work with the girls who are making steady progress to date. Well done.


Well done to the 5th and 6th class girls from Scoil Naomh Iosaf who had great fun at  a blitz in Donard on Friday. Big Thanks to Ciaran Walsh for looking after the team on the day and to Paul Garrigan in organising it.


Cul Camps.

The Baltinglass Cul Camp will take place between the 4th and 8th of July in the GAA Grounds. You can book on line by going to



U10 Boys. – the year so far.

The under 10 season started back in early March with a panel of 34. First up was aGoGame against Blessington at home followed by an away game against Dunlavin. The following week we played a challenge game against Killeshin - this proved to be a tough challenge for our team. Our football development officer Robert McHugh paid us a visit during training on Wednesday April 20th and assessed all players in the 6 core skills. All players performed well. Next up was a home GoGame against Kilteagan which allowed all the players to demonstrate their skills. Two teams were fielded & both played well. Sunday May 22nd the u/10 panel played in a tournament in Sarsfield against other Kildare teams. We received fabulous hospitality and we're delighted to participate even though a lot of the panel were not available due to their special day-First Communion. On Wednesday last we had a very competitive game against St. Laurances at home & this Saturday we hosted Hollywood. A great morning was had by all! The sunshine helped too!


Balto U8 take on Rathnew at the County final 2013