Club News 11.07.2016   11/07/2016


There was no winner of the Balto Lotto Draw held on 11th July. The Numbers drawn were 02,13,15 and 29 There were however 3 match 3 winners, each of whom win €100.00. The Jackpot for the draw to be held on 11th July is a massive €15,200  in Germaines  pub on Main Street. The Hamper, very kindly sponsored by Lloyds Chemist for July were won by “Sister Act” – ticket sold by Breeda Coffey. Well done to all.


Wicklow GAA County Development Draw.

We were delighted to have 5 winners of €150 in the 2nd of the 3 county draws. The lucky recipients were Frank Doyle, Elaine O’Brien, Lorcan Quinlan, Bridie Kearney and The O’Keeffe family. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket. We do hope that some of the big money prizes find their way to the club in the last draw to be held and the end of July.



We had an overwhelming response to our clothes collection which was held at the club house on the week of Cul Camps. This time around the clothes donated not only assisted the club, but also the National Council for the Blind and it was to the credit of those involved in Baltinglass GAA that they gave so generously and help support such a worthy charity. We would especially like to thank  Mary Hanlon for her hard work and dedication in organising this and coordinating the collections and pick ups.


Cul Camps.

Cul Camps have always been a huge success in the club and this years was no different. With approximately 170 children in attendance, the sun shone for the week and happy faces were witnessed both on entering the field each morning and leaving each evening. This year, the supervisor was Robert McHugh, who has immersed himself in the club for the year and is doing a great job. However in his role of GDA and supervisor for the Cul Camp, he outdid himself and the camp was yet again a huge success. Special mention should be made to the two players of the Camp – Caoimhe Peggs and James Fleming. Caoimhe only started playing football last year and has shown huge improvement. She is a tower of strength in the back line of our U14 girls and has led the ladies school team admirably throughout the year. James has already been marked as one to watch for the future. Though still U11, James is an all round athlete, and has excelled in every sport he has taken part in, be it Athletics, Badminton, Soccer and of course GAA. What he lacks in size, he most definitely makes up for in determination. Both of these players have shown huge improvement over the past 12 months. However, what sets them apart is not only their obvious ability, but also their attitude towards training, their willingness to take instruction and the respect that they show their coaches and fellow players. We are delighted that these traits were recognised at the Cul Camps and wish them continued success in the future.


Divison 2.

The Intermediates recorded their second win of the league campaign on Friday night v Barndarrig. Both teams are evenly matched on the table and the match was to be no different, with Baltinglass edging it on a score line of 2.08 to 1. 07. Stand out performances on the night were Mark Moore in goals, John Gillespie, Lee Furlong and Aaron Barrett. Well done to Ciaran and his management team as well as the players for putting in a very strong performance on the night.




Well done to Alan Barrett, Sean Doody, Christopher Grimes, Jason Steed and Aaron Corcoran who lined out for the Wicklow U15s on Saturday against Wexford and recorded a very good win on the day. Keep up the good work lads, and keep the Balto Flag flying in the inter county scene.


U12 Girls

Huge well done to the Baltinglass U12 gilrs who put in a great team performance on Thursday night last against AGV. They were extremely unlucky not to have secured the win on the night. These are a very young team and outperformed expectations throughout the league. Their commitment to training has been evidenced in their improvement week by week and they now look forward to the upcoming championship.


U14 Boys C Division

These lads recorded a very good draw v AGB in Baltinglass on Wednesday night in what was a cracker of a game. AGB started the brighter but Baltinglass were first to score and were more clinical in front of the posts in the first half. They led at half time by six points 2.07 to 2.01. In the second half however AGB were to find the net a further three times. The lads kept on fighting however and the final score of 3.11 to 5.05 was deemed by all to be a fair result on the night .


Well done to the U8 and U10 girls who were in blitz action this weekend. They put in great performances and have shown tremendous improvement since the start of the year. Keep up the good work and thank you to all of the parents who continue to support the club by making the girls available for training and matches.


Balto U8 take on Rathnew at the County final 2013