Our Seniors had a hard earned win over Donard/Glen and are joint leaders of Division 1...

November 8, 2018

23rd April 2007:

Our Senior team has played 7 matches in Division 1 – beating Bray, St. Patricks, An Tochar, Carnew, Blessington and Donard. Newtown beat us in Newtown. This is a very good start to the year – keep up the good work!!

Our Junior ‘A’ Squad are also top of Division 3 following good wins against Avondale and Newtown and a draw with Lacken. In our 4th game last week against Blessington we were leading by 1 point with time almost up. However a Blessington player suffered a bad leg injury and the match was eventually abandoned due to failing light.

Our Junior ‘C’ team got their competitive season off to a good start with a win over Donard / Glen in Division 4 last week. Well done to all.

Our Juveniles are very busy on the playing fields and all squads are back in training.
Our U14’s have qualified for the West Championship final – V’s Blessington on 4th of May.
They are also competing in the Final Qualifiers for Feile on Saturday next in Greystones @ 11.30am. Best of luck to players and mentors.

March 2007:
Baltinglass GAA Club held their Dinner Dance on St. Patricks night in the Seven Oaks hotel, Carlow. It was a great night and thoroughly enjoyed by the 200 who attended. County Chairman Andy O’Brien and his wife Anna were guests of honour. Other special guests were Mick O’Dwyer and Arthur French and they proved to be very popular.

Our 1982 Wicklow Senior Football Cahmpionship winning Panel was honoured on the night with each member presented with crystal clocks.

Our all conquering Ladies Panel were also presented with their League and Championship winning medals and they celebrated well into the night!

Another highlight was the presentation of the ‘Players of the Year’ awards –
Senior: Billy Cullen
Junior ‘A’: John Murray
Junior ‘C’: James Barrett
Ladies: Elaine Byrne
These players were worthy winners as they represented the club at training and matches with great skill and committment.

February 2007:
Our seniors had a very good win over Hollywood in the semi final of the Eddie Dwyer tournament – final score Balto 2 – 13, Hollywood 1 – 08. Our younger players did very well with both Ian and James Sheerin scoring the goals for Balto in the first half. Gary Cullen did well at full back and Shane Wall is settling in well at centre back. Billy Cullen played very well at wing back. Tommy Murphy and Brian Fleming did well throughput also.
We now face neighbours Kiltegan in the final – fixed for Tuesday night 20th of Feb in Baltinglass @ 8.00pm. Best of luck.
Division 1 of the league is due to start on the first week-end of March.

Our Senior Team started 2007 with a very encouraging win over neighbours Donard / Glen in the Eddie Dwyer tournament on Tuesday night 30th January 2007. We had a very young team out and the new management team of Tommy Murphy, Brian (chick) Kilcoyne and Billy Cullen must have been very happy with the effort made by all players. Moving Shane Wall to centre back worked very well – if Mick O’Dwyer was present he would surely call Shane back into the panel. Our lads recommenced training last week so this win should keep the morale in good shape within the panel.
We have qualified for the semi final and we await the winners of Hollywood and Stratford.

Our Junior ‘A’ team are playing the semi final of Division 3 league on Saturday the 17th of February against Newcastle – in Arklow @ 3.00pm. The lads came back training early to get themselves in some sort of shape for this one. Best of luck. 

Baltinglass GAA Juvenile Club finished up 2006 with a very successful Blitz followed by a Party for all our young players aged between 6 and 10.
Last Saturday morning, over 150 children took part in the James Byrne Memorial Blitz in our GAA Grounds and all present agreed that it was a tremendous success. Our thanks to the Byrne family for sponsoring this lovely Cup and for their continued support.
Our U10’s Team had a great win over Arklow and went on to qualify for the final against Tinryland of Carlow. This was a great match and Tinryland eventually won the game by 3 points.
Our U8’s Team had a great win over Blessington and all panel members received medals. Well done.
Thanks to the teams who travelled – Tinryland, St. Annes, Blessington and Arklow.
It was very encouraging to see all the parents up supporting their children and thanks to all of them who supplied the food and drinks – much appreciated. 
Our Club shop was very busy all morning and our thanks again to Breda and Mary for their time spent managing the shop each Saturday morning.
Finally, as a Club we are fortunate to have so many excellent mentors and coaches working with our Juveniles. These young teams had a great year and the mentors should be proud of their work.
Thanks to Ciaran Fleming, John Timmins, Noel Keogh, Robert Mc Hugh, Bill Tyrrell, Des Coyle, Brian Heaslip for your help during the year and the best of luck for 2007 with our young players.

Baltinglass Minors Win the County ‘A’ Shield:
Our Minor Footballers had a grreat win on Tuesday 14th of November V’s Newtown in the final of the ‘A’ County Shield Final. This was a close match up to half time at which stage Baltinglass led by 2 points. In the second half we played excellent football and eventually ran out strong winners. Well done to team Mentors – John Dooley, Billy Cullen and Jim Fitzpatrick. Congratulations also to Ciaran Walsh who deservedly won Man of the Match award and to James Sheerin the winning captain.

Baltinglass U13 Team win Kildare League:
Baltinglass U13 Team recently won the Kildare League with a great win in the final over Ballykelly (Monasterevin). Tom Kavanagh and Tony Keally played really well, however it was a great onerall team display. Well done to team mentors – Des Coyle, Ciaran Fleming and Brian Heaslip.

Baltinglass Ladies finish year in style:
What a year for Damian Patterson and his Ladies Panel. After winning the Championship in September they recently completed the double by winning the league also. Final match against Greystones was another great performance. Well done to all.