Club News 26.09.2013   26/09/2016


There was no match 4 winner of last weeks lotto which was for €7200.00 The numbers drawn were 5,8,23 and 25. There were however 4 match 3 winners, each of whom win €75.00. The Jackpot for the draw to be held on 26th September will be for €,7400 and will be held in Timmins Pub on Weavers Square.  We would like to thank all of you who continue to support our lotto, as well as those who sell tickets, check tickets, collect and deliver etc. Remember, you can also play our lotto on line. Please check out . Perhaps you might pass this website on to those who are away but would like to support the club and be in with a chance to win the ever increasing jackpot.

 Adult News

Well done to the Senior men who have staked their claim on a county final slot with an impressive 4 point victory over Bray in the County Semi Final. Unusually, the bulk of the Baltinglass Supporters who braved the elements and paid a saucy €15 into Aughrim were seated in the stand. However, there were a few die hards on the far bank, who were not deterred by the atrocious conditions. As the rain sheeted towards the town side, Baltinglass took an early lead with a Mark Jackson 45. However lady luck shon on Baltinglass as a deflected ball found its way somehow to the unmarked Dan Kelly who found the net with a well placed shot. It was Baltinglass who looked the hungrier team from the outset. Their tackling was relentless and with conditions as they were, opportunities were starting came their way from turnover ball. However, a brilliant save from the Bray keeper and some wayward shots which could be forgiven in the conditions meant that Baltinglass, whilst leading at half time by 1.05 to 0.01 were not flattered by the lead. Bray came out all guns blazing in the second half but after several threats on goal, were to be left deflated by another Dan Kelly 45. Bray were then gifted a close in free and they continued to threaten. However, with time ebbing away, Bray resorted to the long ball in on the edge of the square, which has been the Baltinglass Achilles heal over the past 5 years. On this occasion, a well marshaled defense left these efforts fruitless on the day. Baltinglass had further goal chances which were not converted in the second half and managed to hold out for a 4 point victory on a scoreline of 1.08 to 0.07, However this young inexperienced Baltinglass team impressed those who traveled. The seemed to eradicated the handling errors which they were guilty of against Coolkenno and their appetite to turnover ball and to work for each other was truly impressive. It was a good victory over a good side, but a much tougher task awaits them in the County Final as they take on a very experienced St. Pats Team. It is a challenge which we have no doubt the boys will relish. Well done to the team, and their management. It is great to have a County Final to look forward to.


The Senior Ladies took part in the All Ireland sevens on Saturday. They beat Clontarf in the first match 9.05 to 1.10. They had another great win in their second match v Burring Gales of Clare 11.07 to 2.04. They were to record their third and 4th wins of the day against Longford and Inniskeen, to bring them to the semi final. However, this was to be a bridge too far as they were to be beaten in the semi. Well done to Paul Kenny and his backroom team for the great work that they have done this year and to the girls who have never been lacking in effort.


Wednesday night was a hive of activity in the club as it was the last day of the academy season. The Academy began back in April where boys and girls came to have fun whilst learning the many skills of GAA. The coaches, Patsy, Alison, Bernie, Carmel, Maritna, Rob Tomas and Sinead  set out many fun and interesting stations where the children were taught the many skills of football. Each week the numbers of children grew. On Wednesday, 49 children received medals and certificates for their achievements. Thanks to all the parents and families for your support throughout the season. We are looking forward to next year. The further of Baltinglass GAA Club is well and truly bright.



And there’s no laugh like looking at a bunch of former footballers, current footballers, supporters and general messers willing to take to the stage in aid of the club. Broadway training has commenced and without a doubt Baltinglass does not lack talent. Whether it is the talent needed to carry off a big show presentation is – lets just say questionable. However, one thing that will not be lacking is effort. We were delighted with the support that Broadway has received so far. The turn out for our first rehearsal was almost 100% and not to deter those who were not able to make the first rehearsal, you will not be asked to stand on stage and perform the hits of the Bee Gees in full costume at the second rehearsal. It’s a bit of fun, and the monies received from it will go towards developing the back pitch into an all weather Adult pitch and two juvenile pitches. The plans for the development are impressive but as with everything, the cost is quite large. Our singers and chancers will be brandishing sponsorship cards over the coming weeks and tickets will go on sale closer to the time. Please support us and come on and have a laugh and a great night out on Sunday 30th October in Mount Wolsley.


Balto U8 take on Rathnew at the County final 2013