BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATULATIONS to our senior camogie girls, who are celebrating 5 County Championship wins in a row after their win against St Vincent's. Well done to all management and players. Congratulations to our U16 hurlers on winning Division One Hurling Championship yesterday in O'Toole Park. They have made history by doing the double, having won the Football Championship title in May of this year. Our U16 Girls Division 1 football also won their county title by beating Kilmacud Crokes 4-7 - 3-5. Congratulations to all the players and management. The Boden Theatre Group are busy rehearsing for their next production - "Many Young Men Of Twenty", a musical play by John B Keane, filled with comedy, laughter and song. John B Keane's play deals with emigration and the lack of jobs that drove many a young man and woman to England in the 1960s. The opening night is Wednesday 12th November and they will be on stage for 4 nights until Saturday 15th November 2014. Tickets are €12/€8 concession - please call please call Ger 086-8516387/Carol 086-4070015. There was no winner of this week's Lotto. Next week's Lotto Jackpot is €2,000.
ADULT men's team won their AFL3 game v St Brigid's on Saturday evening last by 3 points, but it unfortunately wasn't enough as they now must play St Mark's in the relegation play-off. Juvenile results; hard luck to the following teams who lost their matches last weekend. U8s mixed team lost to St Monica's, U11 girls lost to Garristown, U11 boys lost to Erin Go Bragh. Well done to U15 St Peter's girls, who won their challenge game v Fingal Ravens. U10 boys' teams did well winning 3 out of 6 games in the Blitz in Balbriggan v Skerries Harps and O' Dwyers. Congratulations to 13 year olds, Matthew Farrell and Cian McNulty Casey, who were successful in making the Dublin Development Squad after numerous cuts. No juvenile training next weekend due to the Bank Holiday weekend. Matches fixed for next Saturday 26th; U11 girls play St Finian's (S) at 11am away. Sunday 27th; St Peter's minors play away v St Peregrine's.
THE nursery is back on in the Leisure Centre on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm, all children aged 5-8 years are welcome. U8/9s have training in the Leisure Centre on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. This week's Lotto numbers were 02-03-22-23; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot €3,300. The four €30 winners are Philo & Dave Johnston, Anto Scully, Alan Poole c/o Ger & Hayden Cummins c/o nursery. Tickets are €2 each and are available from club members or in Chasers itself. Please help support the club by getting your Lotto ticket. The club is always looking for new players for all teams; anyone interested can contact Paul on 086-2189173.
THIS week's hero of the week award is shared between 2 fallen comrades. Our club mates, Dermot McMahon and Lorraine Spillane, both fallen on the field of 'battle' and nursing wounds. Get well soon guys, and fully deserving of the much-coveted hero of the week award. The ladies had a fantastic day in the brilliantly-organised Gaelic for mothers and others event in Naomh Mearnog on Saturday, and won 3 from 4 of their games. Well done girls. There will soon be photos on our Facebook page from the terrific day. Our U15s won the 1st game of the John Roche tournament, beating Whitehall, while Barrog beat Kilmacud. Best for our lads were Ryan Graydon, Cian Fagan and Daniel Foye. The tournament continues this week with Barrog v Whitehall on Monday at 6.30pm and Ballymun hosting Crokes on Friday at 7.30. Please try support if possible. Our minors play Erin's Isle in a challenge on Wednesday at 7pm in Pairc Ciceam, while they play the crucial Championship game v Thomas Davis on Sunday at 11am in Pairc Ciceam. Our senior footballers regained form with a comprehensive win over Davis on Saturday, good to get back to winning ways. Finally, our nursery continues every Saturday, even over the mid-term breaks, and does not finish up until Saturday 29th November for Christmas. Our Halloween Camp registration finishes next Saturday at the nursery between 9.30am and 10.45am, while the camp itself is on 28th and 29th October. Cost is €15 if pre-booked or €20 if paid on the day. Applications for the club Leaving Cert grinds are closing soon, please see our website and email the PRO with applications asap.
SYMPATHIES to the family of former Chairman Tom Lantry, who passed away last week. Tom has had great involvement with CLG Beann Éadair and also served as a Trustee for many years. To Tom's wife Dymphna, family, extended family & friends, we wish to express our deepest sympathies at your sad loss. Congratulations to the U16 girls on a Championship victory at the weekend, narrowly beating Erin's Isle in a very exciting and high quality game. Commiserations to the U13 girls, who lost narrowly in their Shield Final. 2014/2015 juvenile subscriptions are now due and can be returned to your mentors or to registrar Mindy O'Brien. Lotto Results: 5, 12, 24 & 25. No winner this week - next Jackpot €4,900. The club is planning the 2015 adult games season. New adult football players are welcome and can contact email@example.com if interested in joining.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
CONGRATULATIONS to our U15 girls football team, who were crowned Division 2 champions over the weekend. In a sunny but blustery Sean Moore Park on Saturday, they recorded a very convincing win over a gallant Scoil Uí Chonaill side. Great credit is due to all members of the squad and their mentors for this great achievement. Our U15 hurlers, who combine with the same Scoil Uí Chonaill to play as Uí Chonaill Fontenoy, were not so fortunate however in their Division 2 league semi-final play-off against Balinteer St John's. Having gone unbeaten all year and topped the Division 2 league table, they still had to go into a top-four play-off for promotion to Division 4, doing so short a number of key players through injury. That's a big ask of any group of young players and does not seem terribly fair, but such are the vagaries of the system. Anyway, best of luck to Ballinteer in the top division. On a more positive note, our junior footballers had a good 0-15 to 1-5 win over Colmcilles from Swords in their league play-off encounter. Our new Coaching Manual and Player Pathway was launched at the club on Saturday evening with the assistance of former National Hurling Co-ordinator and coaches' coach, Paudie Butler from Tipperary. Designed to provide a structured, consistent framework to assist all coaches in our Juvenile section, the Manual should prove a very useful resource for the many coaches who attended the launch. Meanwhile, Games Development Officer, Orlaith Curran, continues to make significant progress with the Play to Stay Super Games Centre initiative on Friday evenings from 6.30pm at the club. All 12-16 year old boys interested in participating in competitive football games are welcome.
A great week for club hurling with the minors and U13s both claiming Division 2 League titles. Johnny Mullins fired 2 crucial goals to help the minors defeat Whitehall by 2 points in a brilliant contest. This coming Sunday 26th, our junior hurlers are representing Dublin in the 1st round of the Leinster Junior Championship v Shamrocks (Offaly) in Tullamore at 12:45pm. The club is organising a bus for supporters, departing the clubhouse at 11am. Any member wishing to use the bus please contact Willie O Connor (086-7964723). Cost is €10 per person and we would encourage as many members as possible to support the team. Hard luck to our senior footballers, losing out to Cuala in the Championship. Enjoy the rest after a super season. U14 hurlers finished their season with an important win over Naomh Fionnbarra. U10 Footballers White Group (3 teams) went unbeaten in their Blitz v Na Fianna/Raheny. Well done to the U15B girls on winning the Division 5 Shield Final. U11 girls continue to impress at every outing. U9 camogie finished their season with another improved display in this their first season. www.clontarfgaa.com.
WELL done to the U8s camogie, who won all their games in the Gala Blitz last weekend. U12s had a great day out in Croke Park "Camán to Croker", winning all their games. Well done to mentors and players. 25th October, Junior Championship Final: Commercials v Setanta, O'Toole Park @ 3pm. Come out and support the lads. We have juvenile mentors playing on the junior team: U14/U7 mentor John Morris; U12 mentor John Cullinane and U11 mentor Ken Linane. All support appreciated. They will be heading back to the Poitin Stil after the game, so you are also welcome to join them there. Na Trachtalai Abú. Annual Halloween Disco Friday 24th October at 7pm. Fitness Company @ Commercials are up in running in the clubhouse. Great rates for Commercials players, mentors and parents. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Kevin and Carmel Hoyne and family on the very sad passing Tomás. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. We are always looking for new players for all of our teams in the club. Anyone interested in joining our club contact Peter Elliott on 086-8572569. Club Gear available from Siobhan on 086-3898844.
NO winner of Lotto jackpot of €3,500 for Monday 13th October. Nine match 3 winners each receive €67. Numbers were: 8-10-16-18. Next week's Jackpot will be €4,000. Draw takes place every Monday at 11pm in the club. Tickets are €2 each. Please support. Great weekend for our Ladies Football Section with both our U13 and U14 teams winning their Championship games. Congratulations to all concerned. Our adult football team continued their winning ways in the league in preparation for their Leinster Club Championship game versus Oliver Plunkett's, the Louth Champions. The game will be played on Sunday at 2.30pm in Parnell's Club Grounds in Coolock Village. We wish Dotsie and the lads the very best of luck. Winning time in the Golden Goal was 34 minutes and wins €60. Runner-up prizes of €20 Euro go to the holders of 33 and 35 minutes. Tickets are €2 each and are available from Damien Burnett. All proceeds are in aid of Juvenile Games Fund. Annual General Meeting takes place on Tuesday 26th October at 8pm. Nomination forms are available in the club and must be returned by Thursday 23rd October. Thanks to all involved in the organisation of the Juvenile Reunion on Friday. A special word to Stephen Carleton for contacting everyone and for the display of photographs. A great night was had by all. Food service continues in the club every Sunday from 1pm-6pm. Please support. Best wishes to Scoil Chiarain in the Senior Final in Croke Park on Thursday at 10am versus St Mary's of Garristown.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to of all the boys' teams, who played out three great games on Saturday morning. With the U8 and U11 teams winning against St Finian's (N) and Shankill respectively. Hard luck to the U9, who were beaten by St Kevin's/Killian's. Well done to the U12 girls, who played out another great game against St Olaf's. Don't forget, anyone looking to order club gear, the last day to order is this coming Wednesday, as the order is going in Thursday. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 35-44-45. 2x €20 winners were Joan Sherwin c/o Val and Pat Fox c/o Mick. Next week's Jackpot is €2,800. Training continues for all team this week, all juvenile teams Wednesday at 5:45pm in the park. New players welcome for all teams. Anybody looking to have items included in the weekly club notes, please contact club secretary before 10am every Monday.
AGM will be held Thursday week, the 30th October at 7.30pm. All nominations to be in this Thursday 23rd. This is one of the most important nights in the club calendar as it sets out the clubs stall for the year, but even more importantly it allows all members young and old to have their say. Hard luck to our Senior 3 camogie team and U13 girls' football team, who lost during the week in their Championship games. But a special mention is due to the U13 girls' team on getting to a Championship Final in their first season. There were some great performances on the day from Rebecca Dunne, Kacey Murphy, Abbie Ryan, Paris Chebah and their inspirational captain Alannah Hogkins. Our U14 hurlers, needing a point or better against joint table-toppers Crokes on Saturday, fought every inch of the way and despite some last minute scares came through and got the draw they deserved, and in doing so became league champions. Tesco Express in Crumlin Village are still running the "support your local club campaign", so please cast your vote cast for Crumlin GAA. Club Lotto was not won. Numbers drawn were 8, 15, 23 and 25. There was 1 match 3 winner. Next week's Jackpot will be €6,100. Club Shop now open every Thursday at 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park.
IT'S been a week of ups and downs for the senior footballers. Last Wednesday, they beat Clontarf in the Senior B Championship quarter-final to earn a shot against St Maur's in the semi-final on Saturday. Sadly, St Maur's built up a big first-half lead and, despite a great second-half comeback, our lads fell just short by 0-16 to 1-9. Well done to our U13 girls, who were crowned Division 1 Football Champions on Sunday after beating Ballyboden 3-5 to 1-3 in the Final. Many thanks to all who turned out to support the girls. This was a first Division 1 Ladies Football title for Cuala. Hard luck to the U16 girls, who lost out to Clontarf in the U16 Division 1 Shield Final last Sunday. Good luck to the senior hurlers in their AHL1 clash with Ballyboden next Saturday in Pairc Ui Murchu. Hard luck to the second minor hurlers, who lost out to Erin's Isle by 2-10 to 3-20 in their C Championship Group 2 match in Shankill on Sunday. The U15 hurlers battled to a 2-9 to 1-12 draw against Lucan Sarsfields in Division 1 on Sunday. Well done to all the Cuala girls, who took part in the Camogie Gala Blitzes across the county last weekend. The future of the sport in Cuala and Dublin is bright judging by the numbers out playing over the weekend. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €1,200. Our three €50 lucky dip winners were Eric Tomkins, Donal Lehmann and Paul Doyle. Tickets can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. There is a quiz in the Cuala Hall on Sunday 26th, in aid of Special Olympics, being run by students of DIT. All Cuala support would be most welcome for this deserving charity.
ERIN GO BRAGH
WE are holding a Table Quiz on Friday 7th November at the Grasshopper Inn, Clonee. Its €20 for a table of 4. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our 5K Run/Fun Run/Walk. Our nursery for 4-7 year olds is now back in full-swing. Our nursery has changed venue for the winter. Boys & Girls: 4 & 5 years olds: Tuesday 6pm-7pm and Saturday 10am-11am, Castaheany CC (Hall). Boys & Girls: 6 and 7 year olds: Tuesday 6-7PM Castaheany CC (Astro); Saturday 11:15am-12:30pm, Phibblestown CC (Hall). New players are always welcome. Just simply come down or contact Finbarr Barrett 086-3837411. Well done to our U12 Division 9 football team, who won their league on Sunday. Well done to all the players and their mentors Shay, Eoin and Adrian. Thanks to the U11s and Niall O'Hara for their help throughout the year. Well done to our U14 hurlers, who beat St Vincent's on Saturday to finish top of their play-off. Well done to all the players and their mentors Karl, Kevin and Martin. Our ladies section are holding a Halloween Disco in Castaheany Community Centre on Friday October 24th for 4-7 year olds from 6pm-7.30pm and 8-13 years from 7.45pm-9.30pm. Well done to our U16 ladies football team, who won their Shield Final on Sunday. Hard luck to our adult camogie team, who lost to Na Fianna in their Shield semi-final. Our football team are training every Wednesday in the Ongar Community Centre. Our league-winning hurlers play their last game of the season on Sunday against Lucan Sarsfields. The venue is St Catherine's Park and throw-in is at 2.30pm. The Throw In, a radio programme about all things GAA in Dublin 15 and featuring Erin Go Bragh, continues every Monday from 7.30pm on 92.5 Phoenix FM.
SENIOR footballers retained their Championship status with a great win over Parnell's on Saturday evening. Ian Fitz getting the all-important last minute score with a deflection off someone else's shot. Minor hurlers beat Cuala to secure a Championship Final place on Sunday morning. Congratulations to the U13 girls, who won the Shield on Saturday. Happy 70th birthday to Shay Lewis, doesn't look a day over 90. The U14 girls also recorded a Football Shield victory over Na Fianna. Despite being down by 11 points in the 2nd half, they fought back valiantly to win the game by the slenderest of margins with Jordan Luoise O'Connell getting the winning goal in the final minute. Congrats to everyone involved with the 13s and 14s. The U16 girls were unlucky to lose out in their Championship Final. Hard luck to all involved. Fixtures this week: Saturday - Senior Hurlers play Setanta in Poppintree at 4:30pm. Sunday - Senior Camogie play St Vincent's in Championship Final in O'Toole Park (time tbc). Minor footballers play St Mark's in McGee Park at 11am. All members note, the Fixtures Section AGM takes place on Thursday October 30th at 8pm sharp. Nomination and motion papers accepted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before October 23rd. Strictly Come Dancing Launch took place in bar on Friday evening and if the event is as good as the launch we're in for a treat. It takes place on Saturday 22nd November in the club. Tickets are now available. Buy early to avoid disappointment. Contact Jude Casey (087-9256535) for ticket info. Live music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from the Cubes. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last Thursday. Numbers drawn were 2-10-19-21 and bonus number was 7. Next week's Jackpot is €1,400.
ALL roads lead to O'Toole Park this Sunday @ 1:30pm, where our Senior Camogie girls take on Kilmacud Crokes in the Championship Final. These players have worked very hard all year and have shown great spirit and team work to get to the Final. We wish the players and management the very best of luck and all support welcome on the day. U21s are playing tonight (Tuesday) against Balinteer St John's. Contact Tommy O'Mahony for further information. Minors lost to St Brigid's on Sunday. Good luck to neighbours St Jude's in the Dublin SHC final on Friday next. Twenty Questions in the member's bar every Wednesday. All welcome, no cover charge. Club Lotto numbers were 7, 9, 14 and 16. No winner. Three 'Match 3' - Michael Meagher, Liam Fitzgibbon, Marie Dalton all c/o club. Next week's Jackpot will be €8,900.
HARD luck to the first and second team, who were defeated at the weekend. On Thursday 13th November, there will be a mass for the deceased members of the club in Rolestown Church at 7pm followed by the club AGM. Fingal Ravens Race day to be held at Fairyhouse Racecourse on 29th November. For more information & tickets for Race Day contact Alan Manning or Joe Kettle. Committee meeting Thursday evening at 8pm in Kettles. The club wishes the best of luck to Butsy and Sarah on their upcoming wedding. Best of luck to Pat McDonagh and his Plunkett's side in the Dublin Final. Best of luck to Wild Geese hurlers as well.
HARD luck to the footballers on their 3 point defeat to Castleknock in the Championship Final on Sunday afternoon. Well done to the panel of players who gave it everything & the management team of Alan, Seán, Stephen & Bernard. Further information on the fixtures for the Division 6 & Division 2 play-off games will follow next week. Congratulations to the U13 girls on winning the Division 2 Football League. Roll on 2015 - Division 1. There will be no Academy this week due to the Bank Holiday weekend. It will resume at 10am on Saturday 1st November. The clubhouse will not open next Saturday (25th November) until 3pm. All club draw tickets must be returned this week. At present there are no unsold tickets. The draw date has been changed to Sunday 26th November at 10pm. This year's AGM will take place on Thursday 13th November 2014 in the club hall at 8.30pm. An Clár and nominations papers will be sent by email this week and can be requested from the club office - 01-8400125. The camogie section had a great end to the season with the U8s & U9s taking part in their Gala Blitzes and the U10s and U11s playing in Croke Park at Caman to Croker. Training continues as usual through the winter. The club are holding an art competition for children from 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th classes. We are looking for A3 pictures and signs that will encourage people to use Irish. Signs must be in Irish. Submissions must be in by 14th November. Winners of the 3rd/4th class section and 5th/6th class section will receive vouchers for the club shop. The Lotto numbers: 12-21-23-24-32. There was one winner, Sadie Grimes. The Jackpot this week will be €1,720.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
TICKETS [€40] for our Celebration Night at the Red Cow Hotel can now be purchased from Tom O'Donnell at 087-9783735. The Schools and Clubs of the Year as well as the Players of the Year have been chosen and will be announced at a later date. Friends of Dublin Hurling welcome the announcement of Ger Cunningham as Dublin's new manager. We now look forward to the announcement of his backroom team. Dublin have 3 home games in the 2015 National League and it will be critical to win these games to guarantee First Division hurling. We look forward to a great game of hurling between Kilmacud Crokes and St Jude's in the county final.
LAST Saturday the club celebrated its 60th anniversary. It was a great night and the organising committee are to be congratulated on a job well done. Presentations were made to past chairmen and to members who have given great service to the club in recent years. The U16 hurlers were narrowly beaten in the Final of the Shield on Saturday. It was a great game and both players and management deserve congratulations. The U11 camogie and U11 football teams had impressive wins over the weekend. The U11 camogie are unbeaten in their league this year. The Club AGM takes place on Thursday 23rd October at 8pm in the clubhouse. The annual mass for deceased members will take place on Saturday 22nd November in the clubhouse. Further details later. Your support for this and all activities is greatly appreciated. The Annual Juvenile Presentation Night takes place on Saturday 29th November. Tickets will be available soon from the organising committee. They are looking to have all the trophies sponsored on the night, so if you think you could arrange some sponsorship please contact Liz Baker as soon as possible. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 4-9-23. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,600. Bingo continues every Wednesday night in the club at 8.30pm. We have Texas Hold'em in the bar on Friday nights at 9pm. Button accordion and concertina lessons are available every Monday night at 8pm in the clubhouse. There are set-dancing classes every Monday in the hall at 7.30pm. Beginners welcome. Anybody interested in taking up fencing as a hobby can have a go on Tuesday evenings in the club. Details are available in the club.
WELL done to the management and players of the first team for regaining their Division 5 status in a hard-fought game with Fingal Ravens last Sunday morning. It was a great all-round performance. The popular Bingo Night continues each Wednesday at 9pm with Ivan. Anyone looking to play football at adult level, or have juveniles wanting to play, please contact the club.
HARD luck to the minor hurlers, who were beaten by Ballyboden in the Championship last Sunday. Well done to the camogie girls & management, who had a great win against Whitehall last Sunday, battling back from a very hard first-half to eventually win by a few points in the end. Final is in O'Toole Park this coming Sunday, time to be confirmed. We would appreciate everyone from Kevin's coming out & supporting the girls. Also, well done to the U15s, who had a great win against Erin's Isle last Sunday morning. Save the date & organise the babysitters. The Kevin's Dinner Dance has been confirmed for November 29th in Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, beside the Barge Pub. Tickets & info will be released soon. Well done also to the Coaching Committee, especially Donal Tutty, on the presentation of Coaching CPSA Certificates last Wednesday and an excellent presentation & information. Our Annual November Cup is starting Sunday 1st November. It runs every Sunday for November in Dolphin Park, for U9s, 10s, 11s, 14s & 16s. Full details on our Facebook page. Contact Paul Mac for details on 086-2414260, limited spaces still available. All upcoming fixtures & results can be seen on hill16.ie. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. Last night's draw, Monday 20th October, was €1,900 in Fallon's Dean Street. Contact Gerry Hall for info or any Lotto queries on 087-6463950. The results are also posted on Kevin's Facebook page the Tuesday after each draw. Membership is now well overdue for 2014. Please contact Gerry Hall and pay subs immediately. Juvenile mentors can also check hill16.ie & Evening Herald Tuesday for weekly fixtures or contact Vincent Hoban. The ABC hurling nursery for 4-7 year olds is not on this Bank Holiday weekend. Back next Saturday from 10.30am-11.30am in Dolphin Park.
THE club was saddened by the recent death of John Sheridan's wife Rita. John and family wish to thank the large number of club members, the wider GAA community and other sporting bodies who offered comfort during this difficult time. Congratulations to the Minor A hurlers, who beat Ballyboden in the Championship semi-final, winning 4-17 to 1-7. In the C Championship, Castleknock scored 5-6 to our 4-11, with the D Championship side scoring 2-13 and still losing by the narrowest of margins at St Finian's (S). The AFL8 footballers beat the league winners, Round Towers, 3-9 vs 0-14 with a hat-trick from Liam Dockery and "peno" save from striker Daragh "Kenny" Molloy the highlights. Heading for a relegation play-off against Trinity Gaels at home in two weeks. All roads lead to Parnell Park Friday October 24 7.45pm for the Senior Hurling Championship Final 2014. The senior camogie and ladies footballers will also contest their Finals this weekend. See the club website and Facebook page for details. The Minor A footballers continue their pursuit of progressing from the group stages of the Championship with a home match against St Vincent's at 11am Sunday October 26. Minor B training continues in Bray on Tuesday and Thursday. The Football Committee is currently seeking people interested in management and mentor positions for the coming season, starting with the club's second senior team. This year we will be fielding two U21 Football Championship teams, drawing from all teams in the club and a notable few coming back from previous teams. If you have been missed out, please let us know at email@example.com. Our local Primary Schools are now preparing to play in a number of Cumann na mBunscoil Football Finals in Croke Park, over 2 days, Thursday 23rd October and Monday 3rd November.
LIMERICK SUPPORTER'S CLUB
THE Limerick GAA Supporters Club are delighted to announce their Annual outing details and this year are especially proud to make the journey from Dublin to Limerick City. The club has decided to mark the occasion of Limerick's National City of Culture status by engaging in a visit covering some of the location's key educational, cultural, historic and sporting sights. The trip is scheduled for Thursday 6th November and departs Faughs GAA Club, Templeogue at 8am. The first stop is scheduled for 10.30am, when we arrive at University of Limerick for refreshments at the East Room, Plassey House. There will then be a Guided Tour of the University Campus and lunch in UL Pavilion. After lunch, there will be a Tour of King John's Castle, followed by a visit to St Mary's Cathedral and then a Tour of Thomond Park and Museum. This will all be in the company of one of Limerick's leading historical experts, Declan Hassett. We will then have a Bus Tour of the city's sights - to include the Treaty Stone, Pery Square and the Peoples' Park. We hope to depart Limerick at approximately 6pm for the return to Dublin. Price to include transport, museum entrance fees and tour guide. To be confirmed, but not in excess of €40. Meals are not included and can be paid directly on the day. Anyone interested in joining the tour group, either from Dublin or in Limerick itself, can contact Gerry O'Sullivan - 087-2075017; Ollie Mann - 086-2492772; Eamonn Rea - 087-6738730 or Paul Stapleton - 087-2058572. All are welcome.
CONGRATULATIONS to the U15 hurlers, who after a great win at the weekend are now in the League Final. Hard Luck to the U16s and minors, who both battled at the weekend but lost out on a Shield Final win and League wins. The adult hurlers are in the league play-off this coming Saturday at 7.30pm in Bray. All support welcome. There will be a Kid's Halloween Party for all children this Sunday 26th from 3:30pm to 6pm in the Hall. All children and families welcome. Please come along and support our 80s night in the club this Saturday 25th of October. A great night is promised. Tickets now on sale for Gala Dinner Dance in Croke Park on Saturday 15th November. Closing date for buying tickets is 6th November. There was no winner of the Lotto last week. Jackpot stands at €2,500.
MANY thanks to all the teams who sent in match reports this weekend. Full details can be found on our website www.lucansarsfields.ie. Over 1,500 players in action in the last week, across all 4 codes from age 7 to 40+. Congratulations to our U16 hurlers, who won their Championship Final with a hard-fought 1 point victory over Thomas Davis. Our U15 hurlers will have to battle it out again with Cuala following their draw on Sunday morning. Hard luck to our intermediate footballers, who lost out to Garda by 2 points in their Championship Final at the weekend. The photo shoot for the club's first-ever full-colour 18-month family organiser/calendar took place on Saturday 4th October. Over 600 of our youngest club members were photographed on the day. A big thanks to all the parents and mentors for their help, co-operation and patience to make this possible. The organisers will be available in early November. Pre-order forms are available in the bar or from any of the U13 mentors and should be returned by 15th October. The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club 25 Card Drive continues every Friday in the Clubhouse Bar. Our Table Quiz season continues October 22nd, when Frank Fleming will be hosting. Set dancing every Wednesday at 8:30pm. All welcome. The Club Shop is open on Saturdays from12pm and Thursday evening from 7:30pm. Our AGM is on Thursday 20th November, please make every effort to attend. Our Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on every Saturday at 1:30pm at the clubhouse and our walk in Academy is on in AGP Saturday at 10am.
A big congratulations and well done to our u16 ladies team, who won their championship Final, defeating Ballyboden by a single point. The girls put in a terrific second half performance to come through on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-11. A well-deserved victory for the hard-working panel of players and team management of Kevin Murphy, Jutta Jenings and Anna McKeown. Hard luck to our U15s, who lost out to St Anne's in their Final. U12 girls put in a good performance, but unfortunately lost to Skerries Harps. Our Gaelic for Mothers and others had a fantastic day and put in some great displays in the All-Ireland Blitz in Naomh Mearnóg. Men's AFL4 team lost out to St Jude's.
SUPER turnout for the U8s on Saturday. There will be no training next Saturday. We are having end of term disco in the Youth Club on Saturday 25th October from 6pm-8pm. Admission €3 and spot prizes for the best fancy dress. Na Dubhgall U11 footballers played St Peregrine's on Saturday morning and what a match it was. Like an All-Ireland Final, both teams dominated in spells and some great scores, but unfortunately we were beaten by a goal. A great display all over the pitch from Scott and Ciaran in the full-forwards to Conor and Nathan in midfield, then to Jack and Nathan in the back line. But man of the match was an outstanding performance from Cian Curley.
CONGRATS to our senior ladies on their Leinster semi-final win against Seneschalstown in Mobhi Road on Sunday. A fantastic team performance from the ladies that now sees them through to Leinster Final against Sarsfields (Laois) on November 2nd, venue tbc. Great Championship wins for our minor hurlers on Sunday. As won their semi-final against St Vincent's in O'Toole Park and Cs also won their fixture against Crumlin. Congrats to our U16B hurlers on their Shield Final win away to Good Counsel. Hard luck to our U16 ladies footballers in their Shield Final against Skerries Harps and also to our U15A hurlers in Shield semi-final against Ballyboden. Annual Dermot McNulty Memorial Hurling Tournament is being held on Bank Holiday Monday in Na Fianna. Congrats to Mags D'Arcy on her Camogie All-Star nomination. Congrats to Áine Ó Laoire on winning the Club Lotto Jackpot of €2,750 last week. Thanks to all who made it to the club last Thursday night for the Trad for Trócaire session. Great to see good numbers supporting and thanks as usual to our resident musicians for facilitating. Well done to all involved in last Saturday's Charity Football match with neighbours Ballymun Kickhams. Regardless of result, the match attracted a good crowd, was played in the best atmosphere and raised funds for Na Fianna's nominated charity, the Dublin 15 Hospice. Organisers still accepting sponsorship, contact Paul Smith. Na Fianna's Christmas Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, running for four performances, Thursday 11th-Saturday 13th December (inclusive) at 8pm and a matinee performance on Saturday 13th at 2pm. Tickets now available. Na Fianna's Christmas market also returns and runs from Friday 12th-Sunday 14th December. Watch out around the club for more details. Clothes Recycling campaign runs until Bank Holiday weekend. Bags to Dressing Room 4, no duvets please.
OUR Gala Dinner Night is this Saturday. The Club Bar will be closed for the evening as the event is strictly ticket only. The Launch Night for the Strictly Barróg night was a great success. Tickets are available from the committee and from the dancers. Ticket price €20. Hard luck to the Junior A footballers, who narrowly lost to St Brigid's in the AFL5 Relegation Final. Special thanks to David Byrne, who is stepping down as manager. Congrats to the U14 girls' football team, who won the Division 3 Shield, beating Skerries Harps after extra-time. Final Score 7-14 to 7-11. Well done also to the U16 girls, who were crowned Shield champions. Well done to the U15 girls on winning the Championship for the 5th year in a row. Final score 5-5 to 0-11 against O'Dwyers. Well done to the U8 football Team, who played against teams from St Finian's. Man of the Match performances came from TT McLaughlin, Killian Johnston, Jack Doran and James McCabe. Great win for the U16 hurlers in the Championship Final against St Jude's. Final Score 1-11 to 0-9. Man of the Match performance from Brian Dennis. Josh Rooney kept a clean sheet and Cillian Costello scored the decisive goal. Others to shine were Conor Gibson, George Bodor, Carl Brady and Paul Tolan. Great win for the minor hurlers in the Championship against Raheny. Goals from Nathan Kidd and Donnacha Butler secured a 2-20 to 1-11 win. Well done to the U14 hurling team, who beat Skerries Harps in their last match of the season on Saturday, finishing joint 3rd in Division 3. Good luck to the intermediate hurlers in their semi-final promotion play-off this Saturday at 5pm in Pairc Barróg. Well done to Paraic Tierney, who has been appointed Dublin U13 hurling manager.
INTERMEDIATE footballers lost to Trinity Gaels in the league. Our minors had a big win in the B Football Championship over Scoil Ui Chonaill at St Anne's. No other results at hand. Some fixtures for the coming weekend: Senior hurlers are away to Parnell's in the league play-offs on Saturday at 5pm in Chanel College. Our junior hurlers play Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Park at 11pm Sunday morning. All support welcome. Executive meeting on Thursday night 8pm. Juvenile meeting Tuesday 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. Limited number of tickets available for our big Christmas draw. Great prizes, tickets €100 each. Contact club reception. This week lotto numbers are 12-31-30. Bonus ball - 2.
ST Maur's Halloween Camp is filling very fast and we have limited places, so please contact Clare to book you place. Great turnout Saturday with over 1,200 people taking part in the Gaelic4Mothers & Others in Naomh Mearnog. Well done to the St Maur's ladies team that took part. Hard luck to the ladies football team, as they were beaten by St Sylvester's last Wednesday in the league. SFC "B" semi-final: St Maur's 0-16, Cuala 1-09. Well done lads, roll on to the Final next Monday at 6pm in Parnell Park as the curtain raiser to St Vincent's vs Oliver Plunkett's. AFL 6 semi-final promotion play-off: St Maur's 1-11, Whitehall Colmcilles 0-06. Well done lads, everyone looking forward to your next match. MHC "B" quarter-final: Lucan Sarsfields 2-12, St Maur's 2-20. Another brilliant result for the minor hurlers from Rush. Minor footballers playing away to Cuala next Sunday in next round of "A" Championship. Well done to the U16 hurlers on reaching the 'D' Championship Final Saturday. They battled a strong wind and a talented Castleknock team, who got the better of them in the end. U14 Girls "A" Football Championship Final: St Maur's 4-05, St Monica's 1-03. A fantastic win for the U14 girls from Rush. Well done to the team and mentors on achieving county silverware. The girls saved one of their best performances for the Final. The U11 footballers played away to Whitehall Colmcille Saturday with the A team winning by 5-6 to 5-5 and the B team winning by 5-10 to 1-2. St Maur's U10 girls were the overall winners at their Camogie Gala Blitz Saturday. We hosted the six team event in Rush, welcoming players from Finian's, Whitehall and Skerries. Our girls played three games and won each one.
THANK you to all who helped run the Gaelic 4 Mothers tournament. With over 1,200 players, this was a huge task and it ran like clockwork. Our U8 and U11 camogie girls recorded impressive victories, while the U13 boys had a good win over Templeogue. A final reminder that all outstanding membership fees must be paid immediately. Our Club Lotto draw takes place every Sunday night in the bar. We ask all members to continue to support this very import source of club revenue. A draft of the All-Weather schedule will be available later in the week. We wish to remind all members that we show all major sporting events on our big screens and that our facilities can be hired for a variety of celebrations.
WELL done to our senior footballers, who defeated Clanna Gael in their final league game of the season, 1-11 to 0-6. Our minor footballers play Clanna Gael in the Championship at home this Sunday morning @ 11am. A huge congratulations to our U15 & U16 ladies football teams, who beat Skerries Harps and St Sylvester's in their Championship Finals respectively over the weekend. There was no winner of last week's Lotto Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 21-29-31. This week's Jackpot is for €1,800.
THIS weekend saw a huge weekend in the club. Our U13 girls won their Final on Saturday. Our U15 girls were unlucky in their Final unfortunately. Well done to all players and mentors involved. We had a fabulous club day on Sunday with all teams and parents and mentors taking part in our sponsored puck/solo/walk. Our heartfelt and sincere thanks to everyone who played a part in making the day the huge success it was. It was great to see our clubhouse packed to the rafters. Thank you to balbriggan.info for coming down as always and also The Red Biddies who played on the day and supported us throughout the year. U16 boys will play in a semi-final at home on 1st November. Please see our website/Facebook page closer to the time for more info. Our AGM will take place in the clubhouse on 13th November at 8.30pm. All members are requested to attend. All fixtures for the coming weekend can be found at http://www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. The Skills Camp continues indoors in Flemington Community Centre this Saturday morning from 11am-12.30pm. Children aged between 4-7 years and in primary school only are welcome. The cost is €3 per week. We are always looking for coaches/parents to help out. Pool continues in the clubhouse every Friday evening at 8.30pm. Cards every Wednesday in the clubhouse @ 9.30pm. Our Club Lotto is available to play online www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 13-10-14. This week's Jackpot will be €1,023.
CONGRATULATIONS to Barry, mentors and our U16 girls on winning the Division 2 Championship. Each girl has individually contributed so much to their team and their club throughout the year. They had an excellent finish to the competition, triumphing 3-7 to 2-8 over a strong, hotly-favoured Ballyboden side. All O'Toole's eyes are now on our minor girls' team this Saturday, as they take on St Sylvester's in their Final. Throw-in 6:30pm in Lawless Park; Swords (Fingallian's), so come along in your best cheering voice to support the girls. Well done and congratulations to Ray, mentors and our U14 Division 5 hurlers that were not only victorious over Cuala on Saturday, but they won the league with 26 points, finishing with a staggering 96 point difference over their nearest competitor. Our minor hurlers also notched up a good win in their home Championship Group 1 game against St Peregrine's on Sunday. Practice makes perfect for our U8s that scored great goals and points playing Vincent's teams on Saturday. Training continues for our U7 Academy on Tuesday 6pm-7pm on our all-weather pitch. New players always welcome for any team, contact Vinny on 086-0709084. Calling all little Larriers to our Annual Monster's Ball this Sunday at 1pm. Dress up in your scariest or prettiest costume and get ready to party. This coming Bank Holiday weekend, for your entertainment, its 'Whiplash' on Saturday and 'Revival' on Sunday night. There was no winner of our live Thursday Club Lotto Draw. The numbers drawn were 4, 9, 14 & 24. This week the Jackpot will be €4,300.
WELL done to Carl Sammon for making the Dublin minor hurling panel. The club are hugely proud of Carl. Great win on Saturday for our U11s beating Kilmacud Crokes 5-8 to 3-5 in a very entertaining game in Chanel. The game was level at half-time, but Parnell's finished strong to record a good win. Great win and performance from the U14s Cup team, beating St Anne's to reach the semi-final. All players did really well with Scott Redmond, Adam Myler, Conor Kelleher, Nathan Burke and Eli O'Driscoll leading the way. Unfortunately, our senior men had a disappointing loss to Erin's Isle in their Championship play-off on Saturday. A low-scoring first-half saw the lads behind by 1 point. We came back strong at the start of the second half, edging to a 2 point lead, but ultimately Erin's Isle were successful, finishing 1-10 to 0-9. Senior hurlers game this Saturday in Chanel at 4.30pm v Naomh Fionnbarra in AHL Division 2 Top 4. Juvenile fixtures available on our Facebook page. Lotto results for Monday the October 13th were 3-7-18-20 and the bonus was 4. There was no winner and 3 people had 3 numbers. Lotto Jackpot on October 20th is worth €2,600. Lotto tickets available from the bar and reception desk. Parnell's nursery is going from strength-to-strength with great numbers each Saturday in St David's Artane from 10am-11am. It's for children age 4 upwards and new recruits are always welcome. Our senior citizens 'Monster Ball' takes place on Wednesday the 29th of October from 2.30pm. Contact Madeleine 086-8150286, Ciaran 086-8150799 or Antoinette 087-6428049. This year we will be holding a Christmas Fair on the December 7th with lots of activities for all ages.
OUR U15s are playing a blinder this year, winning the Football Championship Final and now going for the double. Sunday saw them winning a close semi-final Hurling Championship game against St Brigid's, so another Final for the club to look forward to. Club history was made this year by 5 players: John Ryan, Kevin Welsh, Fergal Smyth, Collie Donegan and Dave McGrath winning a C Championship double. Well done lads. Our U13 ladies footballers did the club very proud on Saturday with their display of football in the County Championship Final. Even the team mascot Joey did his best to help us get to the finish line first. Losing by a point in extra-time to Oliver Plunkett's. Thank you to the mentors for all their hard work and also to the guest coaches who helped prepare the girls for the Final. Another match for your diaries: AHL2 Raheny v Kilmacud Crokes October 23rd at 8pm on pitch 34 (Clontarf's pitch. Club Pub Quiz, in aid of our 2001/2002 ladies section, is on Thursday 8pm. This is a quiz with a difference, great prizes and spot prizes. Hard luck to our minor hurlers, who lost to Barrog on Sunday morning. AFL4 Raheny 3-10 v 0-10 Parnell's. Belated Happy Birthday to our GPO and Senior Dublin hurler Dotsy O'Callaghan, and not forgetting Mr St Anne's, who also celebrated a birthday this week. Many congratulations to Nuala McGarvey (our former GPO) and her husband Dermot Carlin on the birth of their son Cormac.
TRAINING continues for the lads this week with a session pencilled in for St Killian's in Clonskeagh at 8pm on Tuesday. There may also be a challenge match taking place during the week - for further info and any updates on training/matches, keep an eye on the @ranelaghgaels Twitter feed. The next monthly Ranelagh Gaels Lotto draw will take place on October 30th. You can buy your tickets in The Tap House, Smyths, Humphreys and Birchalls at any stage before the draw or on the night itself from our team of sellers. Tickets are also available online by visiting www.locallotto.ie. The Ranelagh Gaels Academy continues this week with children's training in Herbert Park at 11.45am on Saturday morning. The Academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun and safe environment for children four-years-old and up. For details and updates on the Academy, Lotto, training, matches and everything else to do with Ranelagh Gaels, keep an eye on our brilliant website - www.ranelaghgaels.ie.
ROBERT Emmet's had a very successful weekend on the playing fields. Our U17 girls became county champions when they beat Garda/Westmanstown in a thrilling final in St Anne's Park. Every player was outstanding in their positions and they gave it everything. Congratulations to all involved. Our U11 had a great game in which they beat St Mark's. With goals from Dara Malone and Ruairi O Connor and brilliant points from Liam Moyston, Cillian Farrell, Killian Carolan and great defending from Matthew Kealy, Kai Purchase & Tommy Orr and a heroic performance at centre-back by Ciaran Hyland were features of a super game. Well done. Our Christmas draw tickets are now on sale and can be bought from team mentors or any committee member.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
OUR Halloween Camp this year caters for our 4-10 year old boys & girls and runs from 28th-30th October. Costing €25 per child, with a €5 discount if your child is pre-registered with James on 086-3465433 before the 27th October. Our All-Star Awards weekend (14th & 15th November) is creeping up very quickly. Round Towers Academy runs every Saturday morning from 10.45am-12pm, catering for boys and girls aged between 3-7 years in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie with a small cost of €2. For further details please contact GPO James Costello on 086-3465433. There was no winner of our Lotto Jackpot this week with numbers drawn 1, 5, 19 & 21. €50 went to Carrie with €25 going to T Cashell and S Bollard. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,200. An under-strength U10 squad travelled to the Naul to play Garristown, Man-O-War and the Naul in a blitz competition. We contested all three games and were very unlucky to lose the games. Josh Farrell was outstanding at midfield, Ciaran Barker in defence was brilliant, who was well supported by Adam Patterson. John Power came into the game and linked play with the forwards. U13 hurling: Round Towers (4-4), Ballyboden St Enda's (7-7). Our U13 hurlers were defeated by league winners Ballyboden in Lusk on Saturday. Shane Clare and James Doran were powerful in the full-back line. Luke Codd scoring 3-4, before going off injured, with Cameron Renwick scoring the other goal. Man of the Match was Sean Naughton, who was imperious in midfield. Our U15 hurlers had a great win in the league semi-final against Cuala on Sunday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. Our sincerest sympathies are extended to John Bohan and family on the death of his mother Ann during the week.
SCOIL UI CHONAILL
WHILE there were no adult league fixtures at the weekend, both hurling and football panels are preparing for promotion play-off semi-finals. The games are provisionally scheduled for 2nd and 9th November and more details will be published as soon as they are available. The U13 girls put in a great performance on Saturday, but lost out by 3-5 to 1-8 in the Shield Final. They were promoted in the league, so a good season all round for the players, coaches and management. Hard luck to the U15 boys and girls, who both lost out in their games at the weekend. Team of the week are the U11 girls, who continued their good run with a win on Saturday afternoon. Details of next weekend's games will be available on the club website -www.scoilgaa.com/news. The Halloween Camp takes place from Tuesday 28th-Thursday 30th October in the club grounds at 95 Clontarf Road. Boys and girls aged 4-12 years are welcome to take part with the camp starting at 10am. Contact Joanne Courtney (Club GPO) at 087-9146748 to book a place. The first 4 week 'Give GAA a go' nursery in O'Connell's School took place last night on the Astro. Everyone enjoyed the session, which runs from 6pm-7pm with Club GPO Joanne and her coaches. The club nursery/mini-games continue every Saturday at 10am and new members aged 4 years and over are always welcome to drop in and enjoy the experienced coaching and enclosed facilities. The clubhouse is open every Thursday evening with members and friends welcome to drop in and enjoy the facilities.
THEIP orainn sa cheathrú-craobh de Mhionúr B in aghaidh BSJ ar an Domhnach. Go n'éirí le BSJ sa leath-chraobh anois. D'éirigh leis na Sinsear an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar Naomh Peregrine sa "play-off" i gcomhair Craobh Laighin ar an Satharn agus mar sin beidh siad ag imirt in aghaidh Coill Dubh as Chill Dara ar an Domhnach seo chugainn as baile. Ar an Satharn seo chugainn beidh na Sóisir ag imirt sa chluiche ceannais de Chraobh E in aghaidh Na Tráchtálaí i bPáirc Uí Thuathail. Táimid ag súil go mór leis an cluiche seo. Bhí bua iontach ag na Cailíní ar an Domhnach agus bhí an-chluiche ag Gráinne agus í ar ais tar éis tamall a cháiteamh gortaithe. Beidh an cluiche ceannais den Sciath ar siúl in aghaidh Na Fianna ar an Domhnach seo chugainn. Beidh deireadh seachtaine thar a bheith gnóthach againn. Beidh ranganna Gaeilge ag tosnú sa Chlubteach ar an 6ú Samhain agus ag leanúint ar gach Déardaoin i ndiaidh sin. Beidh Colm Ó Torna ag múineadh agus is é Colm an duine a chabhraigh le thuismitheorí Bhaile Munna an teanga a fhoghlaim nuair a bhíodar ag iarraidh Scoil lán Ghaelach a bhunú sa cheanntar. Cleachtadh fós ar siúl gach Satharn agus gach Céadaoin le haghaidh na daoine óige.
THE Juvenile Academy is in action every Saturday morning at the new time of 10am in Shanganagh Castle. The Academy caters for children from 4-8 years old at only €2 per session, covering Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. All equipment is supplied. New members are always welcome. Our boys' U11 years' team lost a very tight match to Croi Ro Naofa. Well done lads. Boys and the girls U11 years' football teams train on Saturday mornings at 10am (when there is no match) and on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in our winter venue Scoil Mhuire. If your child is aged 8-11 years old (born 2003-2006) and interested in playing for either team, then contact us now. No experience necessary, just having fun with friends. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill. The jackpot is now €1,100. Joanna Mc Kenna won the €50 prize. Many thanks for all your support. Training for the adult football team is on Sunday evenings at 5pm in Shanganagh Cliffs. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member.
THE club would like to thank all the members who took time to attend the Special General meeting last Thursday night. Following this very important meeting, we are now in a position to complete our development of the clubhouse and floodlights. Also, we can now move ahead with the next phase which will include a Ball Wall and floodlighting for the back pitch. Again thanks to everyone who attended on Thursday night last. Great win for the U16 ladies footballers in their Shield Final on Sunday morning. Well done ladies. Hard luck to the U13, U14 & U15 ladies, who all lost in their Finals over the weekend, and to the Senior Camogie team, who lost to St Vincent's in the Championship semi-final. Fixture: Minor Football Championship V Clontarf, home 11am. For all other results and fixtures and updated news see website www.skerriesharps.ie. The new clubhouse is taking shape at the end of the car park, our donation drive is moving into full swing. By now all members should have received your donations pack. If not they are available from the clubhouse or club website skerriesharps.ie. Thursday 23rd October: Launch of the Ollie's Bar and McMeel's Pharmacy sponsored The Kube in Ollie's at 9pm. Draw for Groups and Mini-Cube Games available, so you can get your practice in on the night. Tickets for The Kube will be on sale on the night. Please Book early. Friday 14th November; Main Clubhouse Development Fundraiser: The Kube in City North Hotel sponsored by Ollie's and McMeel's Pharmacy. Have you got what it takes to beat The Kube? If so, contact Joanne 086-4058523. 39 places taken, only 1 place left. See our "The Kube" Facebook page facebook.com/pages/Skerries-Harps-presents-The-Kube. Tickets now on sale €20. Selling fast. Book now to avoid disappoitment. Return Bus available at €10.
WELL done to our U14s and U15s girls teams, both winning their Championships over the weekend. Very well done to the girls and management teams. PRO gum shields fitting in the club Wednesday. Contact Fiona for more details. Annez Halloween Disco will take place October 30th for 10-12 year olds - €5 entry. 2 day spooky Halloween Camp, 28th &29th October. Contact Adam @087-6386394 for details. The Macra for boys & girls aged 4-6 years, Saturday mornings 10.30am and Hurling Macra Tuesdays @ 6pm. All new children welcome. Condolences to the Murphy Family on the sad passing of May Murphy, wife of the late George and mother of Helen. May she RIP. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. Cash prize Bingo Tuesday @ 8pm. All welcome. Angel & her band Power Attraction play the bar this Saturday 25th, no cover charge. Weekly events: Badminton Monday 7-9pm, everyone welcome. Zumba on Monday, Slimming World & Bingo Tuesday, Zumba Wednesday, Ballads Thursday. Live music Saturday, live football on the big screen Sunday. To book our new-look function room for parties, prices are from free to DJ & food packages. A lot of dates already gone for 2015. Contact Leo @ 086-2650419 to book your date. Pitch signs are available to advertise your business. At a cost of €300, you get a pitch sign 10 foot X 2 foot in Aluminium Bond. For info, contact George @ 086-2641667.
STARS OF ERIN
MEN'S adult team lost their relegation match against Ballyfermot. Hopefully we will be fighting for promotion next year. New players welcome. Contact Paudge at 086-3092327. U12 hurlers had a great game, but lost by a goal. U8s & U9s won their matches. Clothes Bank in Stars Car Park. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 7-10-22. €20 winners: Cian Rodgers, Matilda Campbell & Miriam O'Hanlon. Next week's Jackpot €4,800. Thanks for all your support.
HURLERS conclude their AHL5 season with an away tie against St Vincent's this Sunday at 11am. St Brendan's GAA are having their first training session with our new juvenile section in Grangegorman on Saturday October 25th. Any parents interested in enrolling their children to play for St Brendan's, please contact Paul McDonagh 087-6701064 or Malachi Doyle 086-3322076. Details can be found on our Facebook page, also Twitter @stbrendansdub7 or check out our website www.stbrendansgaa.org. Training continues for the footballers this Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at Longmeadows. Hurlers continue training on Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm.
HARD luck to our U16 hurlers, who lost the A Championship Final to Ballyboden, 2-9 to 2-7, and to our U15 ladies footballers, who lost their Shield Final. Congrats to our AFL5 footballers, who retained their league status after a four point win over Naomh Barrog on Sunday. Well done also to our Minor A hurlers, who progressed to the Championship semi-final with a 1-12 to 0-4 win over Faughs, while our senior footballers beat Sylvester's 1-12 to 0-12 in AFL1. Our club nursery continues this Saturday morning from 9.30am-11am. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area, and new members are especially welcome. Contact Paul on 087-9154748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains at a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place on Thursday, October 23rd in the Russell Park. Make sure you have your tickets. Plenty of fixtures again this week with our inter hurlers playing St Jude's in AHL4 on Wednesday evening at 8.30pm in Russell Park and minor football teams in Championship action on Sunday. Check website for details and please support our teams. Re-issuing of important notice regarding vehicle safety in Russell Park now online. All members are asked to be extra vigilant. Additional preparatory work has commenced on the new grass pitch, so it is completely out of bounds until further notice. Club/GAA Foundation Coaching Course starting October 24th. Limited to 30 places.
ON Sunday, our adult team was away v Clanna Gael, Fontenoy in the runners-up league play-off. Despite the adverse weather conditions, Cilles dominated the first half. Unfortunately, Clanna Gael, Fontenoy stepped up their game in the second half and our lads just couldn't find their second wind and were beaten. The final score was Cilles 1-05, Clanna Gael, Fontenoy 0-15. Unfortunately, this now sees our season finished and what a season it was. It was the first time in the history of the club that we won a Championship. Hopefully we can come back next year and build on this. Thanks to the players, Mick Ryan, Willie Daly and trainers and all those that work in the background for their effort and commitment throughout the season. Thanks to the supporters that, no matter what the weather, were always on the sidelines. Hope to see you all back with us next year. The winning number in the Bonus Ball draw was 45 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. Lotto: Last week's Lotto numbers were Draw 1 - numbers drawn: 1, 2, 29 & 30. No winners. Draw 2 - numbers drawn: 4, 13, 17 & 18. No winners. There were 2 winners of €100 in each draw; this will remain the case until one of the Jackpots is won. Jackpots this week are €10,000. Envelopes are available in the Clubhouse, the Estuary Pub, the Harp Bar and the Pound Pub. You can now play Lotto on our Club App. Just text Cilles to 087-1962013. Thanks for your continued support. If anyone wishes to have anything added to the club notes contact Lorraine at Secretary.email@example.com or leave a message on our Facebook page.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
IT was a very busy weekend for the club, starting with the Gaelic for Mothers & Others team playing in the All-Ireland Blitz in Portmarnock. Our team played clubs from Down, Tyrone, Waterford, Longford and Roscommon, winning three of the matches and only losing narrowly in the other two. Great credit goes to the organisers of this annual event, as everything ran smoothly for the over 1,000 participants. Our U12 boys had another fine win on Saturday with some excellent scores from Callum Grey, Harry Ryan, Ciaran McGrath and an outstanding man of match performance from David Murnane. Sunday saw our minor hurlers win a very exciting Championship match against Kilmacud Crokes in River Valley. A last minute point from Conor Lennon was the winning score in what was a fine performance from the entire team. The win puts the lads through to the semi-final of the championship. Our juvenile camogie teams were treated to some expert coaching on Sunday morning, from Cork dual star Eoin Cadogan, thanks to Opel Ireland. Eoin was impressed by the standard of play from our young hurlers, having seen many talented and brave performances during his visit. The U8 Go Games Gala Camogie blitz was held today in River Valley between St Finian's and Skerries Harps. Over 40 girls took part between the two clubs, playing 2 matches each. There was plenty of skill and excitement had by the girls and goals were well taken by each team. Everyone had a great day and went home with medals and goody bags. Thanks to the mentors for all the work they put into the teams and to all the supporters. Next week the U8 girls will be playing football against Star of Erin and St Pat's Donabate in River Valley at 10am Sunday.
ST JAMES GAELS
TEAM of the week is without question the U15s, who were beaten at the weekend in their Cup Final. They played very well and the club is very proud of their achievements and look forward to seeing them progress again next year. Congratulations to St Mark's, who won on the day. We are running a Bag Pack this coming Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Tesco, Crumlin Shopping Centre and would ask if anyone has any free time over the 3 days to please contact Molly Hand or any club mentor as all help will be truly appreciated. A full list of fixtures for the weekend will now be listed on our Facebook page every Thursday. The Academy are continuing to train throughout the winter and are always on the lookout for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 8 to give football, and very soon hurling and camogie, a go. Eoin and his helpers train the group every Saturday morning at 10.30am in the Iveagh Grounds. If you are interested in getting involved with your local club through playing, volunteering or even sponsoring one of our many teams, we are always welcoming new members. If you think you can contribute to your local club please do not hesitate to contact Aaron Byrne on 086-8754961 or Kevin Dunne on 085-2192276.
ADULT hurlers lost to Clontarf 4-11 to 3-8 in their last league match on Sunday. Lotto result for October 13: 1-7-28; no winner - €900; €20s - Sean Maguire (Bridge Tavern), Kelsey Maguire (Bridge Tavern), Tomo Murphy (Bridge Tavern). Coffee mornings 'as gaeilge' resume on Tuesday 11th November, 12.30pm @ Clubhouse.
HARD luck to our senior footballers, who were beaten in the county semi-final on Saturday by Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh in Parnell Park. The lads put in a great effort all year and for this they are to be applauded. They will come back better and stronger with our support. Well done to our minor ladies football team, who won the Division 1 title on Sunday with a 4-8 v 1-14 win over neighbours Templeogue/Synge Street. A large Jude's following in Bushy Park saw an extraordinary contest between two talented teams. Jude's had great performances all over the field and particular mention must go to Faye McCarthy, who scored 4-3 of the team's tally. On this evidence, the future of ladies football looks very bright and great credit must be given by all in the club to this gifted side. We have just 5 more days to go to our first appearance in the Dublin Senior Hurling Final, when we take on Kilmacud Crokes in Parnell Park on Friday with a 7.45 throw-in. We call on all members and their families and friends to turn out in numbers to support our seniors in the quest to bring the first senior title back to the parish. Cash is being taken on the stiles. Adult tickets are €10 for the Stand and the Terrace. There are no concessions for OAPs or students, but all kids U16 will be admitted free. In conjunction with Bonanza Bus, we will be running buses from the Club to Parnell Park and returning again after the game. If you wish to travel on the bus please fill out the online form by clicking on the button below. Please do so by next Tuesday. Return tickets are €5. Leaving Club at 6pm.
THE U12s are training in Kingswood Community Centre this Wednesday from 7pm-8pm. There is no training for the Academy, U9s and U12s next Saturday, 25th October due to the Bank Holiday weekend. Membership fees for 2015 will be released soon and we are providing multiple payment options this year. The Club Lotto results for Sunday, 19th October; this week's Lotto was cancelled due to a benefit night being held in the Kingswood Lodge on the night. As the benefit night was in aid of a worthy cause, we felt it was inappropriate to try and sell our Lotto tickets on the same night, apologies for any inconvenience. All tickets previously purchased for this week's draw will be valid for next week's draw. Next week's Lotto Jackpot will be €2,350 and we will have 6 runner-up prizes of €20. For anyone who has a sponsorship card and sponsorship money from the Cycle Rally, we'd be very grateful if you could please return them to the club as soon as you can, thank you. Plans are already ongoing for the Cycle Rally 2015. Anyone from the community interested in coming on board to help organise it are more than welcome, just contact one of the committee members (contact details on the club website). We are still looking for anyone interested in helping out with all aspects of the club, such as fundraising committee, coaching assistants etc. If this is something you or someone you know would be interested in, please contact any club committee member via the website www.stkevinskilliansgaa.ie.
THE club event of the year takes place this Bank Holiday Sunday night, 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Tickets are still available at €20 each, from Andre Cooper 086-6015524, Mary Madigan 087-9533864 or Ivan Sutton 087-6792262. This promises to be a great night. It kicks off at 8pm, all are welcome to attend. Intermediate footballers' last league match has been rescheduled for tonight at 8pm at home to St Oliver Plunkett's, all support welcome. The Thomas Ashe Gaels minors are in Championship action this Sunday morning at 11am in Garristown v Na Fianna. Both teams currently both occupy top spot, so get down to Garristown to get behind the lads. Best of luck to Philly McCarthy and the Wild Geese hurlers, who play their Championship Final this Saturday. Our U21 footballers have been drawn against Lucan Sarsfields or St Finian's, Swords in the first round of the Championship, which is scheduled to take place on November 8th. Congrats to Pat Stritch, who very recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for charity.
CONGRATULATIONS to the U15 ladies football team who won the Championship. Speedy recovery to Courtney, who got injured during the game, and the U13 ladies football team who won the Shield. The club is very proud of both teams. The Night at the Dogs in on the 21st of November. €20 includes transport to and from Harold's Cross and food. Tickets available in club. Mass for deceased members of the club will take place on Tuesday the 4th of November at 8pm. Club bar opens at 12.30pm every Saturday and Sunday morning. Slimming World every Tuesday in the club at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Music in the club this Saturday by "Quest". Irish Dancing classes, registration 11.15am-11.30am every Saturday morning for new members. Call Anne Marie Martin on 085-1635058 for details. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm, come along and have some fun. Carvery every Sunday in the club, all welcome. Party facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Player's Lounge and Hall. Club meeting on the 29th of October. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. Two Jackpots. First draw €10,000. 2, 23, 24 & 27. Second draw won by Paul Burke, €1,400. 4, 6, 19 & 30. Six €50 winners are 1 Joey Cannon 2 Denis McCarthy 3 Mary Breen 4 Ann McCarthy c/o Pat McCarthy 5 Charlie c/o Hughie 6 Kitty Fitzpatrick. Seventh of the €1,000 draws won by Denis McCarthy. Three more weeks left for €1,000 draw as part of the Lotto.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
CONGRATS to our senior team on maintaining their Senior Championship status with a well-deserved win over O'Toole's last weekend. We have a vital league game coming up against St Jude's, so please watch the club notes for a date and time. The St Mary's Book "100 Years or So", celebrating the history of the club and its involvement in the locality, will be officially launched on Saturday November 1st in the clubhouse. Special guest will be Micheal O'Muircheartaigh. The book is 164 pages, packed with photos over the decades, recollections and articles from club personalities of all ages, and there are features of many of the other local clubs and groups involved with St Mary's. Copies of the book will cost €20 each and can be pre-ordered by personal message to Facebook (Gfc St Marys), Twitter (@StMarysSaggart), email firstname.lastname@example.org or by text to club phone 086-8199331 Lotto numbers drawn were 2-7-10-14. There were no winners, so next week's Jackpot will be worth €3,000. There were 6 winners of Match 3 to win €20 each.
OUR heartfelt commiserations to our U14 girls team, who lost out to a very strong St Maur's team in the Final of the Division 2 Championship. Congratulations to St Maur's on the win. The Monettes battled hard throughout the game, but just couldn't find the form to overcome the challenge of the well-drilled Rush side. Everyone in the club would also like to wish U14 team captain Jemma Lynch and Kelly Fitzpatrick a speedy recovery from their recent injuries. This Saturday, our girls U17 team will play Naomh Mearnog in the Final of the U17 Shield. Venue/time are still to be confirmed. We wish all the girls and their management team the very best of luck and again would appeal to all members to come out to support the girls. Our U8 boys gave a tremendous performance against Ballyboughal on Saturday with Jamie Murray and Mark Brennan in super scoring form, but player of the match went to Scott Murray, who was excellent for the blues throughout the game. No winner in our Club Lotto draw. Numbers drawn out were 1-9-19. This week's Jackpot will be in excess of €750 with tickets, costing €2 each or 3 for €5 tickets, available to purchase from club house each evening from 5pm. Congratulations to Stephen and Denise on the birth of baby Harry, who took everyone by surprise arriving a little earlier than expected. Great to see mother and baby doing well.