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From: Tommy , Posted Date: Jul 12th, 2011

Crosschapel – N81 improvements

Lads, you may be aware that the NRA is preparing a major upgrade of the N81 from Hollywood to Tallaght. Part of this involves bypassing Blessington, and they have come up with 3 or 4 route options.
Several of these go RIGHT THROUGH our rented lands at Crosschapel.
As part of phase 1 of the consultation process, about 12-18 months ago, I made a submission indicating our presence and concerns etc. Now they have progressed to phase 2 of the consultation stage, and they are STILL considering taking the route through our pitches, see here:
 There are public consultation meetings (1) today at Poulaphouca House, 1pm-8pm, and (2) tomorrow at Avon Ri, 1pm-8pm. These are outlined on the website above, in the pdf brochure.
I urge you all to attend one or both to express our concerns re this route, which would have potentially devastating consequences for us. I plan to go to Poulaphouca House tonight for about 7pm, it would be great to have a large group of us to go at them together. If necessary, I’ll go to Avon Ri tomorrow evening as well.

Republic of Ireland V Croatia – Wednesday August 10th – KO 7.45 pm

With reference to the above game we would like to alert you to a special offer which would allow your club to attend the match at the following prices.
10 Adult & 40 Children’s Tickets for €500 (average price of €10 per ticket) Children (U16) are priced at €7.50 with adults priced at €20.
This is a great opportunity for your club to organize a visit to Aviva Stadium to see an eagerly anticipated match as Giovanni Trapattoni continues to build up to our vital EURO 2012 Qualifier versus Slovakia on September 2nd next. Tickets may also be purchased in volumes greater than 50 whilst we will be delighted to accept orders for smaller quantity’s at the prices quoted above. Croatia are currently ranked 8th in the world.
Please be advised any club purchasing for this match will have an automatic right to purchase for our vital match versus Slovakia later in September.
In addition, there will be an opportunity for every club who avails of the offer to be entered into a draw to attend a post-match function which will be attended by the Senior International Squad. To be entered into the draw, a club must purchase a minimum of 50 tickets as set out above. All 50 ticket holders will be invited to attend the function.
The above offer of 50 seats for €500 is strictly limited to 5,000 seats so if you are interested and wish to reserve your 50 tickets please reply to  with confirmation of your order before July 25th. We will be in touch thereafter.
Tickets will be distributed approximately 10 days before the games.

Juvenile Soccer Blitz

Juvenile Soccer Blitz on Saturday 20th August at Blessington FC Grounds, Rathmore Road, Crosschapel.
Ages from 6-16; registration from 10am – 11am. Blitz kicks-of at 11.15am – ALL WELCOME!
A great day’s football ahead – Medals for all winners and runners-up.
Our shop will be open on the day, selling tea, coffee, minerals, chocolate, crisps etc
Come along and enjoy a great family day out!
Thanks as always for your support BFC Committee