Club News 16.08.2016   16/08/2016


Congratulations to Peadar Osborne who was was the lucky winner of €15,800 in the Balto Lotto. He has been a loyal supporter of the club for years and it was with great pleasure Chairman, Seamus Kelly and Treasurer Con Murphy presented him with his cheque at the Clubhouse recently. The Balto Lotto is one of the longest running Club Lotteries in the County and Peadar is just the moste recent of a long line of successful supporters to scoop the prize. A time like this affords us the opportunity to thank all of those who are involded; the ticket sellers, those who run the draws, those who distribute and collect and those who check the tickets on a weekly basis. Most of all we would like to express our sincere thanks to all of you who purchase tickets weekly. Without your help, we would be unable to provide football for boys and girls from the age of 5 right up to adult level. In the draw held last week, the prize money on offer was €6000. There were no match 4 winners. However, There were also 7 match match 3 winners, each of whom win €45.00. The Jackpot for the draw to be held on 15th August will be €6200 and will be held in Timmins Pub on Weavers Square. Lastly, well done to all of those eagle eyed readers who spotted the typographical error in last weeks piece. The five match 3 winners in the draw which was won by Peadar, each received €60.00 and not €600 as was suggested.

Winner alright


U10 Girls

Our Under 10 girls traveled to Fingallians GAA Club this week to play in their annual tournament. The girls were fantastic on the day and on their way to topping group took on St. Galls of Antrim, Ballynea of Kildare the hosts, Fingallians and Ashbourne of Meath. They then beat St. Colmcilles of Meath in the Semi Final. The final would prove to be a bridge too far however as they were beaten by St. Pauls of Belfast. Both the Club and the parents of these girls should be very proud of them. They commitment to training, their willingness to learn new skills and their attitude will serve them well in the future.


On the Field

Overall, this week was a very successful one, on the field. The Senior Ladies recorded a very impressive win over AGB in the final on Tuesday night in the replay of the earlier match, postponed due to an injury. The Intermediate Men recorded a draw against a very tough Kilmacanogue side in a great game which finished Baltinglass 2.12, Kilmacanogue 2.12. The U16 boys took part in a very worthwhile tournament, where they played Olcastle and Dunboyne of Meath and Finians and St. Margarets of Dublin. They would be beaten by the eventual winners St. Margarets but the experience will most definitely stand to them. The Minor Boys beat Michael Dwyers in the Championship on a scoreline of 4.15 to 1.08, and the U14 boys took on a very strong Eire Og Greystones and came out on top. The score was 4.10 to 3.06. The U16 boys who are currently top of their league table, take on a much fancied St. Nicholas side in Dunlavin on Thursday night. We would like to ask our supporters to come out for this great bunch of lads as they will need all the support that they can get on the night.

U15 County Players


Balto U8 take on Rathnew at the County final 2013