Blackhill Emeralds Club Notes 30.03.2023
GAAgglebox was launched successfully last Friday night in Blackhill Emeralds GAA Social Centre.
Blackhill GAA in association with Grant ED Productions are excited to announce that we are hosting a GAAglebox event on May 6th in the Glencarn at 8pm to raise funds for the development of our club grounds.
We are very proud to see our membership numbers begin to rise again and we must now look to the future. We aim to begin the construction of a 2nd playing field. This will of course require a large investment and we must begin fundraising to make this dream a reality.
The last major fundraiser that the club held was way back in 1984 when the club raffled a house. At that time, as well as in the intervening years, it was the support of local people, local businesses and the wider GAA network that allowed our club to continue to improve. The club sincerely thank everyone who has contributed in any way and we would love to see you all at this upcoming event for what is sure to be a very memorable night! All proceeds from ticket sales, donations, sponsoring and voting will go to club development that will provide essential community improvements! For tickets and to support our event please go to www.events54.com/blackhill
Our nursery for U-5’s & U7’s coaching continues this Saturday 10-11am in OLSS sports hall. All are welcome.
U-9’s continues on astroturf 10-11am
U-11’s & U-13’s Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm
U-13 Spring League Saturday 12pm Blackhill v Ballybay
Reserve Football League Division 3A:
Rd3 Killeevan v Blackhill Sunday April 9th 2pm.
Rd2 Clontibret 0-12 Blackhill 0-7
Our reserves lost out after a hard-fought game last weekend. A fantastic save by the Clontibret keeper to deny Hugh Byrne a Goal just before half time left us trailing by 2 points at half time. A great penalty save by Brandon Mc Cague early in the second half kept us in the game. Andrew Burns excelled with some fantastic scores throughout. Blackhill: 1. Brandon McCague 2. Killian Carragher 3. Matthew Mc Ardle 4. Ethan Smyth 5. Shane Farrell 6. Dan Cannon 7. Dean Martin 8. Conor Martin 9. Hugh Byrne 10. Kevin Flanagan 11. Andrew Burns 12. Barry Duffy 13. Eibhín Farrell 14. Peter Daly 15. John Mc Manus. Subs Darren Friary for John Mc Manus . Martin Maguire for Eibhín Farrell.
Our social centre is open from 8pm nightly.
For social centre members bookings contact Hugh Cullen on 0862541200
Music & Dancing Saturday April 1st with Damian Davis
Bingo every Thursday night 8pm
The jackpot is €2800 this week on 46 calls.
1st Tom Byrne, Lough Egish
2nd Brian McManus, Grigg
3rd Kathleen Boyle
Knit and Natter:
Congratulations to our Knit and Natter club who recently donated €2500 to Castleblayney Cancer society, the proceeds of their Shrove Tuesday Pancake fundraiser.
Blackhill Residents Group:
Our annual Spring Clean will be held over the Easter weekend. It includes the whole rural area in the Blackhill vicinity. If you want the opportunity to clean up your area, please contact Rosemarie on 0868462294 and litter pickers and bags will be provided. All the filled bags will be picked up on Easter Monday.
Thank You all for your fantastic cooperation and regular litter picks in the past.
Congratulations and best wishes to Sarah Duffy Annaglaive and Daniel Irwin Castleblayney who were married last weekend.
Charity Marathon Run:
Róisín Daly is running the Paris Marathon on Sunday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland. To support Róisín please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roisin-daly1998?
Jiving Gym classes:
Classes Tuesday nights 7pm – 8:00 pm then 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm running for 4 weeks. No booking or partner needed, simply turn up.