Club News 17.10.2016   17/10/2016


There was no match 4 winner of last weeks lotto which was for €7800.00 The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 14 and 29. There were however6 match 3 winners, each of whom win €50.00. The Jackpot for the draw to be held on 17th October will be for €,8000 and will be held in Timmins Pub on Weaver 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.



Firstly, the writer would like to apologise for the absence of notes in last weeks publication. This was due to the writer being immersed in the celebrations which followed the Senior Men winning the first Championship in 9 years and only the second in 22 years. I would dare say that the ramblings of a Baltinglass supporter on such a day were not missed as there was plenty of fine writers on hand to give unbiased critical analysis in last weeks publication. I would however like to reflect on last week and in particular the buzz which was created around the locality. A few things stood out. Firstly, the good will towards the team from those in the locality in the lead up to the match was something to behold. There was an energy in the town. Having been so close, so many times in the past, everyone seemed wary of being confident but confident nonetheless. Brendan Lawrence wrote the following last week about Our Captain “In Kennedy, Paul Garrigan un-earthed a fine captain for his squad who drove hard and fair on the field and then spoke with respect and eloquence after he had lifted the Miley Cup”. Kennedy was better than fine. He was immense, and the talk of the town on Sunday night. His speech is one which will be remembered by all, but particularly by the young players in the town. It was notable that boys aged between 8 and 12 years of age almost breached the gate at the top goals after the match, and when it was opened, hurled themselves on John McGrath who just happened to be the closest to them. The decision made later on that night to allow these young players to lead the parade with the Miley cup in hand was thoughtful to say the least. When we stood and looked around the sea of green and white which enveloped Aughrim on Sunday, we saw a great mix of people. We saw the legends of the club, such as Ken Browne, Tommy Murphy, Brian Fitzpatrick, to name but a few, some of whom were almost reduced to tears. We saw new people to the town, whose children maybe played at half time or who are new to the club and who were witnessing this for the first time celebrating proudly with what is now their club. Of course then there were the supporters, who have seen it all, the triumphs and the defeats, once again with broad smiles on their faces. Absence indeed makes the heart grow fonder, but the feeling which this created around the locality is just too good to be forgotten for another 9 years. If however the effort which was put in this year can be replicated, we have no doubt that Baltinglass GAA will be serious contenders for the years to come.



Tickets now on sale. They cost just €25.00 each and if you want to have a great nights entertainment, please come along to Mount Wolsley on 30th October at 7.30. Everyone has been practicing intensely for this, including I might add at 8.30 on the morning of the County Final. The show itself will see some of the best musicals performed on Broadway, interpreted in a way which will have to be seen to be believed. Participants are currently selling tickets and all of the teams are on Facebook This is on the night of the Seniors first round match Leinster Club Championship, but there will be plenty of time to get home from Aughrim, get your glad rags on and come along. Some of the players are even taking part, so no excuses. After the long day, you have the bank holiday Monday, to relax of perhaps for some participants to leave the country. We are all going to have a good laugh on the night, it would be a shame to miss it. Tickets can be purchased from any of the participants, but are limited.


Senior Men.

Well done to the Senior Men on winning the Division 1A League on Sunday Morning against Donard/The Glen on a scoreline of 3-11 to 0.08. County Chairman Martin Coleman had the job of handing Captain, Jason Kennedy a second cup in 7 days. Well done to the lads who will now have their heads down for the first round of the Leinster Championship in Aughrim on Sunday, 30th October.



The U13 girls had a very good win v Milltown on Saturday. The girls played really well in a very physical encounter. The final score was 3.04 to 2.01



Balto U8 take on Rathnew at the County final 2013