BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
THERE was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 16-1-17-12. There were two match threes - John Burns, Rathfarnham & Brian Delaney, Rathfarnham. Congrats to our U15 ladies football team, who beat Na Fianna with a scoreline of 3-8 to 4-2. The U16 girls were also victorious in their game this weekend. Congrats to our Senior B hurlers, who overcame Naomh Barrog & to the Ballyboden St Enda's representatives on the Dublin senior hurling team, who overcame Limerick in the National League. Congratulations to our Boden players on the Dublin senior football team, who overcame Derry in the National League. Fancy a game of golf? Why not sign up to Ballyboden St Enda's Annual Golf Classic on May 22nd. For more information, log onto www.bodengaa.ie. The 45th Annual General meeting of Ballyboden St Enda's GAA, Camogie and Ladies Football Club will take place on Monday April 13th 2015 at 8.30pm in the Club Hall.
THANK you to Skerries Harps and Round Towers Lusk, who took part in a Blitz v our U8s on Saturday. By all accounts, it was a great day's football. Well done to our U11 boys on beating Liffey Gaels. Hard luck to our U14 and U16 girls, who had to travel to a very wet and windy Foxrock/Cabinteely on Sunday afternoon. Well done to all involved with our St Peter's minor team, who travelled to Thomas Davis, playing a league match and coming away with a win. Our first team won away in the Cup vs St Sylvester's by 4 points and our second team lost by 4 points away v Wild Geese, also in the Cup. No fixtures over the Bank Holiday weekend. Last week's Lotto results. Numbers drawn: 4-28-31. No winner. Next week's Jackpot €2,870. Ballyboughal GFC will hold its Annual Easter Poker Classic this Thursday 2nd of April in The Village Inn at 9pm. For details, please contact Gerry Rooney, 086-8547477.
HAPPY Easter to all club members. This week's Lotto numbers were 1-4-8-11; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot €5,600. The four €30 winners are Annie McBride, Gillian McLafferty, Donal Martin & Mick McAvinney. 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. Follow us on Twitter (@BallyfermotDLS) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/BallyfermotDLS) or web ballyfermotdls.altervista.org.
OUR Heroes of the Week this week are Gerry Staunton and Susan Nolan, who are spearheading our new LGFA initiative on Wednesday evenings. Take a bow Gerry and Susan, pioneers in 'Gaelic4Girls' and this week's Heroes of the Week. Our U11s played in Johnstown Park last weekend after a long absence by the club, and the old turf saw our lads win both games against Scoil Ui Chonaill with large margins to spare. Our U12s have been flying of late, winning all 5 of their grading games, and capping it off with a win over Plunkett's on Saturday morning. A huge well done to you all lads. Our U14s have a training time change. They now train Monday and Wednesday at 6pm in Albert College. Our U16s had a great win over Ratoath on Monday, coming from 10 down with Sergei Runin and Cameron McCormack to the fore. Next game is Good Friday, when they play the Dublin U15 Development Squad at 6pm in Pairc Ciceam. Our minors defeated Kilmacud on Sunday with some great forward play by Paddy Small, Glenn Doyle, Anton Swan and Dillon Keating. Colm Hulton deserves special praise after his great game, which followed a schools semi-final the day before. Good luck to him in the Schools Final in Croke Park on Saturday week. Gym for the minors is on Wednesday night at 7pm in Pairc Ciceam. Our new website launched this week, and its great new look and ease of use makes it one of the best in GAA circles. Log onto http://www.ballymunkickhams.com for a look, and you can find out about our Gaelic4Girls initiative, our monthly draws and our Easter Camp, which is on Tuesday-Thursday this coming week. You'll also find links to our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
THANKS to all that attended the AGM on Wednesday last. A special presentation was made to John Fitzpatrick, who stood down from the executive committee this year after over 30 years of involvement at the club. Best wishes to the new committee team for 2015/16 and in particular to new secretary Donnacha McCarrick and new committee member Brian Heerey. Much thanks is due to all that assisted to prepare for the AGM. We done to our U10 footballers on a good performance at home against Erin's Isle, with particularly excellent play from Sean Commerford and Fiachra Farrelly, who both demonstrated great skills on the day. There was no Lotto winner this week. The Jackpot is now at €8,050. The Easter Camp (8th, 9th, and 10th of April) is now full. There are no scheduled fixtures this weekend coming. Your mentors will communicate Easter training arrangements directly to teams.
THERE were mixed fortunes for our two teams in Round 2 of the AHL campaign on Sunday. A windy Islandbridge made for difficult conditions for our AHL6 clash with our neighbours Liffey Gaels. The visitors, playing with the wind, scored 1-4 in the opening 10 minutes. However, we tightened up on their runners, got back to our own game plan and the scores were level by half-time. In the second half, we gradually pulled ahead but nothing came easy as Liffey Gaels contested everything. A late goal left only a point between us with 5 minutes remaining, but a couple of well-taken frees secured Service victory by 3-13 to 3-10. An even windier and wetter pitch number 7 in St Anne's park was the scene for our second team playing O'Toole's in AHL9 in the afternoon. Despite going behind from an early goal, we led by 1-5 to 1-2 at half-time with wind-assistance. Through solid defending from repeated attacks and an early goal from a 21 yard free, we held the lead through the second half until 10 minutes from the end. But a late goal and a couple of converted frees by O'Toole's meant we lost in the end by 2-10 to 2-8. Overall, good performances from both teams on the day, some lessons learned but plenty of reason to be optimistic. Training in the gym finishes Monday 30th, so with the brighter evenings training will be on the pitch on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm sharp. Any members who have yet to pay their annual subscription should do so straight away.
IT was a mixed weekend on the playing field this weekend. U8s hosted a Blitz on Saturday in Naul with over 60 children taking part. A big thanks to Richie, Enda, Peter and Kevin, who organised the Blitz. U10 girls and boys were both beaten, but showed great skills and enthusiasm in very tricky conditions. U11s had a great win over St Monica's. It was a great team performance. Special mention to Peter Durnin and Sean Michael Kennedy, who had a great game in defence and Niall Kennedy, who played super in goals. There was also some superb scores from Ben Rogers, Finn Harmon and Dara Allen. Ladies start their season on Wednesday night with a Cup match against Clontarf on Wednesday night in Clontarf at 7.30pm. 1st team play St Vincent's in Cup on Thursday night at 7.30pm in Pairc Naomh Uinsionn. Please show your support for both teams. Annual Lotto tickets are now due for renewal. Please contact any committee member to purchase or renew your ticket. Remember to check clannmhuire.ie and The Evening Herald for fixtures for the week ahead.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
THE club's teams saw plenty of action over the last week and some fine results were recorded. To start with, our Intermediate hurlers had a fine win at home in the league against Lucan Sarsfields. This win will further bolster all the good work that's been going into coaching and training. In similar vein, our U15 hurlers also had an impressive win against a visiting Na Fianna side. That's two wins out of three in the league to date for them. The U16 Uí Chonaill/Fontenoy hurlers (the combined team of Clanna Gael Fontenoy and Scoil Uí Chonaill) did not enjoy the same success, however, when they came up against a very strong Ballyboden St Enda's in their Division 1 clash. It may be a steep learning curve for the lads at this level - but a valuable one also. On the footballing front, one of the stand-out wins was that recorded by our U12s, who had the narrowest of wins in a close-fought game against Cuala. Off the field of play, the finishing touches are being put to preparations for two major camps, which the club will be running over the Easter period. The Easter Camp for Kids will run from Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April from 10am-2.30pm. It will include football and hurling skills, obstacle courses and fun games - all for €50 per child with a €10 discount for siblings. For the older 12-15 age group, there will be the Emerging Talent Camp which will run from Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th April from 10am-1pm. The focus here will be on improving skills with input from a number of Dublin county players - really good value at just €40 per person. Registration and further information is through the Club's Games Development Officer, Claire Ryan, at email@example.com.
TEAM of the Week are our minor A footballers, defeating Na Fianna in league Division 1. Thanks to a well-taken 1st half Bill Perryman goal, a wonderful save from Neil O'Hanlon and vital points from Barry Davis, Nathan Doran, Cian Walsh and Rory Clarke. Minor ladies put in a storming 2nd half to defeat Ballymun. U16 girls defeated Parnell's in Division 1. In what was a great overall team performance, a special mention to our full-back line of Orla O'Callaghan, Aoibhinn McGoldrick and Hannah Fitzpatrick. Ciara Dunlea was exceptional at half-back and Aoibhe Bell provided a fantastic display of score-taking. U11 footballers continue to perform brilliantly, registering 5 wins from 6 at the weekend against opposition from Naomh Olaf and Na Fianna. U12 girls' footballers defeated Na Fianna in 3 matches with excellent performances. www.clontarfgaa.com.
THERE were 2 lucky winners of the Lotto Jackpot and each receive €1,500. Five match three winners each receive €120. Next Jackpot will be €1,500. The draw takes place in the Club Lounge at 11pm every Monday. Tickets are €2. Please support. Membership fees are now overdue. Cards will be deactivated in the coming week for non-payment. All adult players should note that the first €50 of their Annual Fee covers membership only and that an additional fee must be paid to cover insurance. Under no circumstances will you be covered to play our games unless the full fee is paid immediately. This is a big week for our Juvenile Section. The first of our Easter Camps runs until Thursday and the second runs from Tuesday 7th April-Friday 10th. Entry is €25 for 1 Camp or €40 for both. Camps start at 10am until 1pm each day. The Good Friday Tournament starts at 10.30am and will run all day until 4pm. This is always a great day out for all the family, so do drop up to Clonshaugh to support our young hurlers. The Easter Raffle tickets are still available at €2 each. The draw will take place on Holy Saturday at 10pm. The proceeds are split between the Juvenile Committee and each individual team. Music continues in the Club Lounge every Sunday evening. The plans for the development of the back pitch in Scoil Chiarain are on display in the club. We hope to start work shortly and it will take about 6 weeks. Strictly Craobh is planned for Saturday 23rd May. Further details are available from Aidan O'Toole.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to the U12 boys, who topped their Blitz Group. The boys won their fifth game in-a-row against Naomh Olaf. Best on the day were Conor Lynch, Cian Reilly, James Carty and Nathan Hart. Super performances by the U8 boys, who played a Blitz out in Palmerstown on Saturday morning. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 7, 21 and 37. 2 x €20 winners were Maria Arkins and Margaret Gorman. Next week's Jackpot €3,250. Thanks for your continued support. Some members of the ladies team will be running the ladies mini-marathon this year. Anyone wanting to do it on behalf of the club, contact Nicola Brown for details. Training times for the upcoming week will be posted on Monday. Memberships are now due, please see you team manager for details. Monday night see our ladies team play in the Caroline Phillips Cup. All welcome to come down and support. Match at 6:30pm. Anybody looking to have items included in the weekly club notes, please contact club secretary before 10am every Monday. Keep up with on-going club events on Facebook and Twitter.
LARRY Dowds reminder mass will be held on the 12th April at 11.30am in St Jude's. Congratulations to our senior hurlers, who continued their impressive start to the AHL2 campaign with another win in Raheny on Saturday. Jay Perry's U12s served up an exciting game in Ballycullen on Saturday, with the game finishing 8-5 to 6-8. The U12 girls' team won in Thomas Davis on Sunday evening, with a special mention to Sophie Kelly on her impressive personal tally of 1-2. Adult training resumes in the park this week and will be Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm. Club Lotto was not won and there was 1 match 3 winner, Martin Keddy. The numbers drawn were 2-3-16-23. Next week's Winning Jackpot will be €1,800. Club weekend opening hours are as follows; Good Friday closed, Saturday & Sunday, normal opening hours with music from 10pm both nights and Easter Monday the club will open at 5pm. Club shop now open every Thursday at 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park. Joker Poker was not won and next week's Jackpot will be €800. Club Bingo every Sunday night in clubrooms. If you want to see your team, event or anything else added to our weekly club notes, please don't hesitate to contact your PRO Andrew on 086-3148539. I'd be happy to hear from you.
ANOTHER good weekend for the adult hurlers, who recorded 3 wins from 3 matches. The seniors won a tight affair with St Brigid's by 2-14 to 1-16 in Bray, while the Junior As overcame St Maur's and the Junior Bs beat Crokes by 2-16 to 0-6. Well done Grainne O'Driscoll, Grace Nash and Rachel Hartnett, who all starred in Dublin's U14 Football Leinster Championship win over Laois on Sunday. That's 3 out of 3 wins now with Kildare to come on Easter Saturday. The U10 boys and girls had a great trip to Belfast on Sunday and gave great displays against Naomh Brid, before a trip to W5 and a noisy entertaining bus trip back. Many thanks to Naomh Brid for their fantastic hospitality. The U14 ladies footballers got a walkover last weekend, keeping them joint top of Division 6, five points clear of the third-placed team in the girls' first season together. Congratulations to 2003 Girls; Sunni Shaffrey, Jennifer Sheeran & Saoirse O'Donnell - all selected for the Dublin U13 Camogie Development Squad. A fantastic night was had by all at the Cuala/Respect 'Night of the GAA Greats' at Croke Park last Friday. Many thanks to all those who attended and donated gifts to the auction. The Adult Footballers Golf Masters takes place on Friday April 10th in Old Conna Golf Club. There are still a few slots and sponsorship opportunities available. For further details please call Patsy Greene, 086-1211802 or Ciaran Irwin, 087-7959881.
ERIN GO BRAGH
CLUB membership is due. Membership forms available at training & our website eringobraghgaa.ie. Call Finbarr, 086-3837411. With Coláiste Pobail Setanta, we'll be holding Strictly Clonee on 25th April in Westmanstown. Advertisement opportunities available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Amanda 087-2590822 or Mick 086-0435195. Tickets are now on sale. Call John, 087-7541948. We're taking part in Topaz's Cash for Clubs (Registration Number: 10408). Stamp Cards available at service stations. Receive a stamp for every fuel purchase of €40. 300 completed cards must be returned by 10th May. Our Easter Camp takes place from Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm. Well done to our underage teams at the weekend. Well done to our U13 and 15 hurlers. Our U11 boys took part in the half-time entertainment at Croke Park in Dublin's league fixture v Derry on Saturday. Well done to our U9 girls' football team, who played their first game at the weekend. Our ladies football & camogie teams are looking for players. Gaelic4mothers and others continues Tuesdays, 9pm-10pm at Ongar Community Centre. Call Ciara, 087-9147154. Hard luck to our footballers, who lost to St Brendan's. Anyone interested in playing football can call Pat, 087-7642155. Hard luck to our hurlers, who lost to Setanta. Anyone interested in playing hurling can call Karl, 087-2352074.
JUNIOR hurlers beat Faughs away in league. Paul McDonnell contributing 2-6 in what could have been his last game in the green and black. He's off to ply his trade with Ratoath and win a Championship or two in Meath. Best of luck from all in Isles Macker. Senior hurlers lost to Whitehall away in Cloghran. Ladies Junior Football Cup games on Wednesday. Division 6 play St Brigid's in Isles at 6:30pm, whilst Division 9 ladies play St Brendan's away in Grangegorman at 6:30pm also. Memberships are now overdue. New members must pay before playing or training. Easter Camp takes place March 30th-1st April. €30 if you pre-book. €35 otherwise. Grasshoppers are looking for a new head coach, as Orlaith Moran is heading for pastures new. Yvonne Berigan (086-0790924) will be in Juvenile Room on Saturday from 11am-1pm for info on all above. Live music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from The Cubes. Main Bingo in hall every Thursday night at 8:30pm. New players always welcome. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last Thursday. Numbers drawn were 5-9-11-17 and bonus number was 18. Next week's Jackpot is €4,200. If you have anything for the club notes, please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
SENIOR 1 hurlers lost their league game v Na Fianna on a scoreline of 1-17 to 1-14. Adult 4s lost out narrowly to St Brigid's following a last-gasp goal. An under-strength Adult 7 team were beaten by Erin's Isle despite the best efforts of Ed FitzGerald and Kenneth and Seamus O'Connor. Team of the Week - U16 hurlers had a great 8 point win over Ballinteer on Saturday thanks to man-of-the-match Daragh O'Donovan. Congratulations to Hugh Prendergast on winning the U15 Dublin Handball Championship, and also to Shola Ebodo, who finished 2nd in the 200m National Athletics Championships. Well done to Catherine Costello & Megan Lewis, who both gave impressive displays for Dublin minors in their 4-point victory over Galway in All-Ireland series. Well done to U16 girls, who beat Wexford & Kilkenny. The results of Member Questionnaire are on website. We are running a 'History of Faughs' schools competition in conjunction with local schools. Keen pupils may be looking for interviews with members for their projects. Congratulations to Shane Brew and Olivia Merrigan on the birth of their baby son, Ross. Already signed up as a future Faughs hurler. Also to Kate and Peter Nestor on the birth of their daughter, Hannah. Apologies to Conor O'Gara, whom we inadvertently called David last week. We wish a speedy recovery to Peter Fitzpatrick, who was injured in a traffic accident recently. If there are any players who have not yet paid their membership, please be aware that in the event of injury you will not be covered by the GAA Insurance scheme. Easter Camp takes place from 7th-10th April. It was with great sadness that we received news of the death of Monsignor Tommy Maher, whose contribution to the game of hurling is legendary. Ar dheis laimh De go raibh se.
LAST week's results: Our second team played Clontarf on Sunday in a Cup game that ended in both teams sharing the points. Our minor team lost out to a strong St Pat's in their league game. The club send best wishes to Conor Hannigan, who broke his collarbone on Saturday playing for the club. The club are currently recruiting for a new groundsperson. This position is part of the Solas scheme and has a 19.5 hour working week. If you are interested in applying, please contact Declan on 086-2673830 or email Lisa at email@example.com. All interested candidates please note that the deadline for applications is the 2nd of April. We will be holding a 3-Day Easter Camp starting on Tuesday 7th until Thursday 9th April, 10am-2pm. Only €25 per child. To reserve a place, please text your name and your child/children's name(s) to Desy on 087-9957429. Memberships for 2015 must be paid in full by March 31st - membership forms are now available. Please note that membership can also be paid online via myclubfinances.com - please see the club Facebook page for further information. The club are running a "Predict the 2015 Provincial Football Championship" competition - entry forms were distributed to all teams over the last 2 weeks. Closing date for receipt of all entries is the 30th of April 2015. Lotto results: There was no winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 11, 28, 29 & 39. One lucky Match 3 winner - €250 to Nicola Kinsella. Next week's Jackpot is worth €13,723. Adult fixtures this week: The ladies team play their first match of the season away this Wednesday against St Pat's of Donabate in the Cup. Throw-in is 6.30pm.
THIS year's Easter Camp '15 will take place this week from March 30th-2nd April (Monday-Thursday), 10am-2pm. It's a combined Camp of hurling & football for boys and girls aged 4-13 years. The Club Gym will be closed this week from Thursday at 9pm until the following Tuesday. The clubhouse will be closed all day Friday and the Club Bar will open on Saturday from 3pm and on Easter Sunday it will open at 2pm. Camogie Update: Our U10s travelled to Naomh Uinsionn to play a Go Games Blitz. No training this week due to Easter holidays. Our big pitch is currently closed due to pitch maintenance and the re-open date is currently the 14th April. Easter Sunday: From 8.30pm, DJ Tommo will host Family Fortunes in the Club Bar. Please support our 2015 Club Recycling Drive. Bags can be dropped into the Club Bar any evening, 7pm-9pm or into the hall on this Saturday morning between 10am-12pm. All clean unwanted clothes, bedlinen, towels, textiles etc (mobile phones will be accepted separately). No household bric-a-brac. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Board's mobile unit team will be at our club on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th April 2015 from 3pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm. Golf Society Diary: 10th April - Swords Open; 8th May - Bellewstown; 5th June - Hollystown; 3rd July - Hollywood Lakes; 31st July - Corrstown; 28th August - Forest Little & 18th September - Portmarnock Links. Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the O'Reilly family from Columba's Rise. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís. It was a sad week for the club, as we lost Brendan O'Reilly. Brendan played hurling between the posts from juvenile all the way up to adult level. He was also a great supporter of the Irish language and the club's most colourful character.
EASTER Camp - Places are filling up fast in our Easter Camp. The Camp runs from April 7th-10th and costs just €45. The enrolment form can be downloaded from our website or a copy can be requested by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Club Results - Following on from their great win over St Brigid's last weekend, the U11s made it 2 wins out of 2 when they turned in another magnificent performance against Clontarf on Saturday. The U12s 2 teams continued their winning ways also with a great win against Clanna Gael. The 1 team game against Templeogue was postponed due to rain. The U13s were unlucky to lose by 2 points to a strong Castleknock team. The U14s had a tough battle against Ballyboughal, but they managed to hold on and win by 8 points. The U16s had a huge win over St Peter's and this win sees them top of their group. County team results - Well done to the Dublin U14, minor and senior teams on their victories over the weekend. The FoxCab players played pivotal roles in all these victories. It was particularly pleasing to see 4 FoxCab players - Sinead Goldrick, Niamh Collins, Amy Connolly and Hannah Noonan - start for the Dublin senior team against Tyrone and it was even more pleasant to see Hannah (1-1), Amy (0-3) and Sinead (0-1) on the scoresheet. Senior Cup - The senior team start the defence of their Division 1 Cup title on Wednesday (April 1st) with a tricky home game against Ballyboden. Throw-in is at 6:30pm. The Division 5 team start their cup campaign when they travel to play Thomas Davis, also on Wednesday. Table Quiz - The "Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others" squad are holding a Table Quiz in The Grange Pub on Thursday April 16th at 8:30pm.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
WE had another great performance from our team in Croke Park last Saturday. We now have a chance to atone for our poor performance against Cork when we meet them again in the semi-final, probably at Thurles on Sunday April 19th. For the second week in-a-row, Mark Schutte was voted man of the match. Congrats to Des Bonass, who won two tickets to the Limerick game. Those who sign up before Friday April 17th will be in a draw for free travel to Thurles for the semi-final. Membership costs €20 for adults and €10 for juveniles. You can sign online at www.fodh.ie or send your money and details to Tom O'Donnell, Games Office, St Vincent's CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.
MIXED fortunes last week in the cup competitions with juniors having a deserved one-point win over Na Gaeil Oga away in St Catherine's on Sunday morning, but intermediates lost out narrowly to St Brigid's also away on Thursday night. No fixtures next Easter weekend, but back to league action the following week with intermediates away to Clanna Gael on Saturday 11th April. Throw-in at 6pm and juniors also away to O'Toole's on Sunday 12th April, starting at 12pm. First game of new season for our ladies this Wednesday evening with a home Cup fixture against Croi Ro Naofa. No training this Saturday, but back on Monday evening at 7pm. First league game away to Lucan on Wednesday week. All club members please come out and support our ladies in their opening match of the season. Busy week for our juveniles with lots of action on the playing fields. Our girls hosted a Camogie Blitz Tournament with our neighbours Lucan Sarsfields and St Brigid's. Thankfully, the rain held off and the team gave a battling performance in all their games. Exciting to see this newly-formed team come together and demonstrate the skills they have learned. Their mentors want to thank all parents for their continued support. The U11 boys travelled to Baldoyle on Saturday morning to face Beann Eadair and gave a great performance, which their mentors were very proud of. The U12 boys hosted Liffey Gaels in Westmanstown and a thrilling game saw both teams share the spoils. This team continues to show great improvement. Our U15 girls won their second league game in-a-row against Clontarf. A big thank you to all who helped with the cake sale at the club on Saturday morning, which raised funds for the Feile teams. Easter Camp is next week (7th-10th April).
HARD luck to the hurlers, who lost to Kilmacud at Silver Park over the weekend. The U10 camogie team had a great Blitz in Bohernabreena on Saturday, with matches against St Anne's and Naomh Olaf. In only a few weeks, one can see a big improvement already and lots more work to do. Great support from the parents. To members and friends of Good Counsel; the club is running a Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser on Friday 9th October 2015 in an effort to address our current financial situation. If any member, friend or family member would like to put their name forward to be one of our dancers on the night, please contact Liz Baker on 087-6927111 or Gretta Byrne on 081-6702866 for more information. This Easter Sunday, why not come down to the Club Bar. There will be a DJ from 7 until close. A reminder that registration is overdue. You can print off a copy of the registration form from the website. You will not be able to train, play, coach or claim any medical/physio bills if you fail to pay your fees. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 8-16-24. Next week's Jackpot will be €4,800. Bingo continues every Wednesday at 8.30pm in the club. Texas Hold'em continues on Friday nights in the bar 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. Fencing continues on Tuesdays in the club.
EASTER egg raffle tickets available in the clubhouse, €5 per strip. No winner of the €5,000 Lotto this week. Numbers were 10-16-18-24. Also no winner of the €3100. Numbers were 1-21-22-23. Winners of the €20 Lucky Dip were D Grogan, D Vaughan and Marie Griffin. Thank you for your support. Magic Six Jackpot this week is €570. Bowls team would like to invite new members. Please contact the club for details. Pitch and Putt every Sunday morning. Results from Golf Outing, Saturday 28th March were: 1st Alan Overton; 2nd A Joyce; 3rd G Malone and 4th N Kelly. NTP was Joe Byrne. Bingo with Ivan every Wednesday night. Jackpot now stands at €490. Race Night in aid of club refurbishment is being held on Friday 10th April. Race cards are available from any executive member. If you would like a race card or to buy a horse, please come along and support what promises to be a great night. Also, DJ and Karaoke, Saturday 18th April in the clubhouse. New adult & juvenile players welcome. Contact Christy Breen @ 086-3886506 or the club for details.
WELL done to all the teams who played over the weekend. For the younger players, it showed true determination to play in the cold, wind and rain, so congratulations to all for braving the weather. Applications are still open to anyone interested in doing the Women's Mini-Marathon in aid of the Juvenile Section. Please contact Sinead Lupton if you are interested. All membership must now be paid. Please talk to team mentors if you have any concerns or issues regarding this. The Easter Camp will kick off on Tuesday 31st March. Good luck to all of those involved on what promises to be a great few days for all the children taking part. A big thank you to Simon Lambert and all the volunteers who will make the few days a very enjoyable experience for all the children. There was no winner of last week's Lotto, so the Jackpot now stands at €4,600. Tickets can be bought from the Club Shop every Saturday morning or from the Club Bar. The Lotto takes place every Tuesday night in the Club Bar and all support is greatly appreciated and welcome. The Executive would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter.
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+. Membership is now due for 2015 and can be renewed on-line via our website. The first Lucan Sarsfields' Bingo Night will take place on Wednesday April 1st. Free teas and coffees, spot prizes, big Jackpot and a great opportunity to bring a car of friends to a fun night. We are having our 1st outing of the year [sponsored by Mick Molloy] at Palmerstown House [Naas] on Saturday April 18th from 12pm-1.30pm. To book a slot, text Mick O'Hara at 087-2470271 no later than 6pm on Sunday April 12. Our U11 Mentors present The Full Monty on April 11th with the music supplied by Arthur. All welcome. Have you got what it takes to beat The Kube? If so keep Saturday 2nd May free and contact the organising committee on 087-4650729 to register your interest. We are running two Easter Camps this year. Registration links are on the website. There were excellent wins for our U16A, U16B, U15A and U14A hurlers over Naomh Barrog, Na Fianna, Ballyboden and St Vincent's respectively. The Club Shop is open on Thursdays 7:30pm-8:30pm, and Saturdays from 10:30am-1:30pm. Lucan District Credit Union GAA Academy @ Lucan Sarsfields from Saturday 17th January 2015. New time - 9.30am for Camogie and Girls Football; 10am for Boys Football and Hurling, for boys and girls born in 2008, 2009 and 2010. 12th Lock, Lucan. Contact Johnny @ 085-1294102. There was no winner of this week's €13,500 Lotto. Draw numbers were 5-6-9-17. This week's Jackpot is €14,000. John Ryan Accounting are sponsoring with Mick Mulhall's team in charge.
THERE was a good away win for our men's first team Sunday. The lads played St Margaret's in very muddy conditions and came away with a 1-point win. Well done lads. Adult ladies football returns to competitive action this coming week. Ladies Division 2 team begin their 2015 competitive season with an away fixture on Wednesday evening in the Cup with Parnell's. Throw-in 6.30pm in Chanel. Ladies 'B' team competing in Division 9 are also in action on Wednesday evening. The ladies are at home to Round Towers Lusk. Throw-in 6.30pm. U13 boys had a hard-fought win over Naomh Fionnbarra on Saturday. Well done lads. U8s had a wonderful time on Saturday morning during their visit to Clann Mhuire to take part in a Blitz. Our U9s celebrated Easter a little early with some Easter Eggs after some great games on Saturday morning against Trinity Gaels. Well done to our juvenile Man-O-War girls, who took park in the half-time Go Games on Sunday in Parnell Park. Great display of football and half-time entertainment by all. Led out by our captain for the day, Sarah Stenson, to compliment a comprehensive and impressive win by the Dublin ladies team. Big thanks to the Dublin ladies, who met and talked to our girls after the match. The girls had a great day out on the turf of Parnell Park, while getting a chance to meet their idols and being subjected to a few photo bombs. Congrats to Ailene Fanning and the Dublin U14 ladies on the Leinster Championship win over Laois on Sunday. Club memberships are due now. You can buy online at manowargfc.com or pay your team mentor. Our Annual Easter Skills Camp takes place from April 8th-10th. It will be for children aged 5-14 years.
CONGRATS to Shane Barrett and Dublin's senior hurlers on their AHL1A quarter-final win over Limerick. A semi-final meeting with Cork awaits Dublin's hurlers on Sunday 19th April. Well done to Jonny, Tomás and Dublin senior footballers on NFL1 win against Derry. Best of luck to Dublin in Easter Sunday's Round 7 clash away to Monaghan. Congrats to Eimear Nolan and Dublin's minor ladies footballers on Saturday's Championship win against Laois. Well done also to Dublin's U16A camogie team, with sizeable Na Fianna representation, on their win over Wexford on Sunday. Good luck to Dublin's U21 footballers, including Na Fianna's eight reps, in next Thursday night's Leinster Final against Kildare. Good win for inter footballers against Ballymun Kickhams in Loving Cup on Saturday. Well done to senior hurlers on their win over Faughs. Hard luck to inter hurlers losing to Thomas Davis and a great result for our Junior 2 hurlers against Whitehall. Mixed fortunes for our three minor teams on Sunday with losses for As and Bs against Clontarf and St Anne's respectively, and a thrilling draw against Fingallians for Cs. Congrats to our handballers, who won two county titles on Saturday. Ian Griffin won the Senior Singles and Frank Daly won the Over 50s Singles. Hard luck to our Scór Grúpa Ceol in last Sunday's Leinster Final. Ladies Cup football this Wednesday night at 6.30pm sees our seniors play St Brigid's in Russell Park and our juniors hosting Fingallians in Mobhi Road. Thanks to Draíocht Players for their visit to club last Thursday night and thanks to club members who made it down for this excellent production. Na Fianna Golf Society outing to Castleknock Monday 27th April. Details from Ciaran Gray, 087-2269133. Na Fianna's Easter Camp fully booked out. Nursery resumes Saturday 11th April. Members' subs due.
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MI-ADH ar fhoirne Na Gaeil Óga ag an deireadh seachtaine, chaill na peileadóirí in aghaidh na nGardaí (2-8 go 1-12) agus chaill na hiománaithe i gcoinne Chaisleán Cnucha - níl cluichí againn an deireadh seachtaine seo chugainn - bainigí sult as an gCáisc. Tá traenáil peile ar siúl an tseachtain seo ar an Máirt agus ar an Déardaoin ag 7pm i bPáirc an Fhionnuisce, agus tá traenáil iomána ar siúl ar an Satharn seo ag 12.30pm. Tosaíonn an tsraith do fhoireann na mBan Dé Céadaoin seo i gcoinne Chraobh Chiaráin Fánaithe Bhaile Baodáin ag 6.30pm i bPáirc an Fhionnuisce - táimid ag súil le an-chuid daoine a fheiceáil an oíche sin, tagaigí agus tugaigí tacaíocht dóibh. Beidh an fhoireann camógaíochta ag traenáil ar oíche Dhéardaoin i gColáiste Chilliain, Cluain Sceach ag 9.00; tá traenáil ar siúl i bPáirc an Fhionnuisce ag 3.30pm (camógaíocht) agus ag 6pm (peil) ar an Domhnach. Tá na sonraí againn freisin faoi chomórtas An Chailín Ghaelaigh 2015. Beidh an comórtas ar siúl ar an Aoine, 17ú Aibreán - aon chailín atá ag iarraidh páirt a ghlacadh, seol ríomhphost chuig email@example.com. Rachaidh an buaiteoir ar aghaidh chuig Comórtas an Chailín Ghaelaigh ag Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta ar son Na Gaeil Óga. Má tá níos mo eolais uait faoin gcumann, déan teagmháil linn ar Twitter @NaGaeilOga, Facebook 'Na Gaeil Óga' nó seol ríomhphost chugainn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINAL few days for membership payments. Adult suspensions will commence from this Tuesday. €20 return to card will not be available after this date. Online Lotto was successfully launched last week. Follow the link on the Naomh Barróg website to join the Naomh Barróg Lotto. Live music this Saturday from The Big Kahunas on Saturday night. Live music this Bank Holiday Easter Sunday from Bruno Mariano. The club will be hosting our first-ever Bingo Night on Friday 24th of April. The Bingo kicks off at 8pm and there will be a DJ from 10:30pm. Keep the night free. Good win for U14 hurlers v Rialto Gaels, 2-6 to 0-2. Good performances from Noel Hatton, Adam Kenny, Sean Walsh and Gareth Lonergan. Special mention for Adam Kelly, who is a new player who played very well. Well done to all that scored: S Doyle 1-0, M Ruinswick 1-0, G Lonergan 0-3, E Hart 0-2 and S Kelly 0-1. A really excellent performance on Saturday by the U9 footballers, who played St Pat's of Donabate at home. In particular, man-of-the-match performances came from Jake Reynolds, Cathal Brady & Charlie O'Mahony. The U10 girls played at half-time in Parnell Park and did the club proud. Naomh Barróg Golf Society. First outing of 2015 to Balcarrick next Friday week, April 10. Time Sheet now behind bar. We ask our members for a big turnout to welcome our 2015 Captain Ronnie Ryan. The club would like to convey its sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Mary Prendergast. If you purchase fuel at Topaz, please start collecting Topaz Stamps for Cash for Clubs. Leave completed cards behind the bar. Need to collect 300 completed cards before May 10th to enter draw. Top prize is €10,000. All support is appreciated. Naomh Barróg Reference Code: 11130.
MAUR'S 2nd team are running a fundraiser on behalf of club next Saturday evening from 8pm in the hall. With a host of a top comedians from around Irish circuit, and a "local" MC in Steve Cummins, it's sure to be a good night to kick-start the long weekend. The Club AGM will take place on Wednesday 29th April. Well done to our Maur's girls, who represent the club at county level this weekend. Olivia Leonard with the Dublin ladies home v Tyrone on Sunday, Naomi Clare and Sinead Moran with the Dublin minors away v Laois on Saturday and Megan Benson with Dublin U14s away to Laois on Sunday. Well done to St Joseph's on winning their U14 Leinster Football title to add to the Dublin title. That's 2 years in-a-row for the school, so congratulations from all at Maur's. Gaelic for Mothers & Others played Fingallians today under every possible weather condition. Final score 4-3 to Fingallians, 3-3 to St Maur's. Our adult hurlers lost out to Cuala away with score of 1-13 to 1-8. Maur's lost out at home to O'Dwyers in Conlon Cup, 0-3 to 1-8. The minor footballers lost out away to Naomh Mearnog, 1-8 to 1-5. Hard luck to U15 girls' football, who were beaten by Scoil Ui Chonaill away by 3 points in a low-scoring division one league game. U14 hurlers: Ros Lusca 1-5, Ballyboden 1-1. U16 hurlers played at home with a score of Maur's 3-7, Craobh Chiarain 2-7. U13 girls' footballers were at home to Skerries. In very difficult conditions, the first-half was a really close and low-scoring affair with misses from both sides and the half ended 0-1 to 0-0 to Skerries. U11 boys' footballers had two great wins away to a tough Thomas Davis team in the A Division.
WE had another absolutely superb weekend on the playing pitches. Our senior hurlers began their league campaign with an impressive win over Kilmacud. Our juniors travelled to Lucan and made it 2 wins on the trot. Our juveniles were in great form also with victories recorded by our U14, 15 and 16 hurlers. Our ladies kept the flag flying high as well with wins for our U10, 11 and 12 camogie girls. Our very consistent U15 ladies football team made it 5 league wins in-a-row. Well done to all mentors and teams. Your hard work is paying dividends. Thank you to all who supported the Adult Games Fundraising Quiz on Saturday night. It was a great success. A special word of thanks to Kate Moran, Richie Fitzmaurice, Ciaran O'Callaghan, Peter O'Donovan, Ciaran Waters and John Owens, who helped organise the event. Our very popular Easter Camp begins next week. Contact Paddy Gorey for details. Once again we remind all players, that you can no longer play for your team unless your membership fees are paid. Please contact Club Registrar Adrian Kavanagh or any member of our Executive. Good luck to Shane Carthy and his colleagues in the forthcoming Leinster U21 Football Final. We extend our sympathy to the Gibbons family of the death of Paddy's sister Mary. May her Soul Rest In Peace.
SENIOR hurlers lost out to Setanta, Ballymun in difficult conditions on Sunday. Final result: Naomh Olaf 2-13, Setanta 4-12. Senior Football: Home game v Naomh Fionnbarra on Sunday was postponed as pitch was deemed unplayable. In round 4 of the Division 2 Minor League, Naomh Olaf faced league leaders Oliver Plunkett's in Pairc Ui Bhriain on a windy Sunday morning. In a well-contested match, it proved to be a very exciting encounter with the Olaf's lads eventually losing by only one point. It was a superb team performance; a great defence was shown by all the backs, in particular by Luke Doran who gave a man of the match performance. Sean McDaid and Aaron Walsh held their own at midfield and provided a great supply of ball into the forwards. Tom Keane excelled with a personal tally of 1-5, and was ably assisted by Eoin Foley (2 points) and points each from Sean McDaid, Aaron Walsh and Rory Gallagher. This was a great team performance and the lads were very unlucky to be defeated by a point in the end. Final score: Olaf's 1-10, Oliver Plunkett's 2-8. Our other minor team also played on Sunday morning, this time away to Whitehall Colmcilles in the Division 5 League. Despite being down 5 points at half-time, they came back with a superb second-half performance to win the match by 10 points. The defence all played really well and restricted the opposition in their attacks. Olaf's dominated the midfield, with Cian Power-Kelly and Jack Byrne distributing the ball well into the forwards, namely Sean Sutton, Dara Bonnar, Darragh Sullivan, Jordan O'Connor and Jamie Roche. Every member of the team contributed to a great win. Final score: Olaf's 7-6, Whitehall Colmcilles 3-8. Reminder - Race Night in the club on Friday 24th April at 8.30pm.
MEMBERSHIP for 2015 is now due at www.odwyersgaa.com. There are a huge number of options available for all members. New members are always welcome. Membership must be paid by 31st March, which is this week. Well done to the first team, who had a win in the Cup over St Maur's, 1-8 to 0-3. Well done also to the minor boys' team, who had a good win against Ballyboden St Enda's. Cash for Clobber will continue until the 16th April. It is the perfect time for some spring cleaning, so bring along your unwanted clothes and help raise funds for the club. Clothes can de dropped to the clubhouse. O'Dwyers GAA and Balbriggan Rugby Club present 'The Cube', which will take place on Friday 1st May in the Wright Venue. Tickets for the night are now on sale @ €20 each. Please support, it promises to be a fantastic night. Skills Camp is taking its Easter break and returns to the pitch on Saturday 11th April at 11am. Happy Easter to all children and parents. Our Club Lotto is available to play online, www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 2-20-23. This week's Jackpot on Monday March 30 will be €1,741.
THE extreme weather and high winds didn't stop our teams competing and winning over the weekend. Well done to our AHL9 team, having a well-earned two point home win over Civil Service on Sunday. Continuing their winning ways were our U13 girls. They were outstanding in their performance and victory over St Finian's on Saturday. Also flying the flag and proving what a great club this is, were our U14 hurlers when they took on and trounced the mighty Kilmacud Crokes. Another team to take on Crokes and draw with them on Sunday were our senior hurlers. This was a scintillating game to watch and our lads were unlucky not to clinch the win in the dying seconds. Our plucky U9s played two brilliant matches on Saturday against Clontarf. With Adam, Brian, Fionn & Mikey leading the way, the Tarfs had no hope. The future is bright for them and all our juvenile teams. There will be no training this week for our U10s due to holidays. Again, I stress that registrations are now overdue. Any player not registered cannot train or play for the club. Why not come along this Saturday night in our friendly lounge to enjoy the music of 'Run For Cover'. There was no winner of our Weekly Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 3-4-7-17. This week the Jackpot will be €2,300. Result for Division 9 Hurling: O'Toole's 2-10, Civil Service 2-8.
BIG congratulations to our U10 girls' football team, who had a great day out playing in Parnell Park on Sunday during the half-time break at the Dublin ladies game. The girls beat Scoil Ui Chonaill in a great match. Well done all. Fantastic win for U14 hurlers on a scoreline of 9-14 to 1-5. Great displays in defence from Conor Hill, Shane Hackett and Tony Crannitch. At the other end, Craig Conyard, Dylan Grey, Jack Graham and Mikey O'Driscoll got some brilliant scores. Well done lads and keep up the good work. A reminder to all that membership fees are now due. Please ensure you pay on time. Contact Lorraine Fogarty with any queries. Last few places available to take part in our flagship fundraising event, The Kube. If you are interested in taking part, contact James Dowling 087-2909213. Code of conduct course takes places in the club this evening. Any last minute sign-ups please contact Rosaleen or Kieran. Easter Camp is running for the next two weeks in St David's. Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April, 10am-2pm; Tuesday 7th April-Friday 10th April, 10am-2pm. Cost of Camp is €40, which includes t-shirt. Nursery will not run over the Easter holidays and will return to St David's on Saturday April 18th. On Monday 6th April at 12pm, our 3 Feile teams will hold a sponsored walk to raise funds for their gear. The walk will start at the club, winding its way through the local area. Courtesy of Elvery's Sports, 2 personalised club training tops will be awarded to 2 players who raise the most money on their cards. Please sponsor one of the players or mentors in their fundraiser. Check our Facebook page for all the latest fixtures for adult and juvenile.
WE would like to wish our friends and members a very Happy Easter. Fantastic numbers on the first day at our Easter Camp on Monday. Big thank you to all the volunteers who are helping out. Very little happening on the pitch this week, as most pitches were off. Hard luck to our senior hurlers, who lost to Crumlin on Saturday evening. Congratulations to both Dublin senior teams at the weekend. Saturday morning Ogra will return on 18 April and Hurling Ogra will return on 10 April at 6pm on pitch 12. Thank you to all who supported the Feile football/hurling teams' Fundraiser Quiz last Thursday and congratulations to Ronan Leeches' team on being the top scorers. Lotto still hasn't been won. Will it be you?
RANELAGH Gaels' ladies footballers start their season when they play Kilmacud Crokes away tomorrow evening (throw-in 6.30pm). The men's team were unlucky losers against Stars of Erin at Glencullen on Sunday in the Murphy Cup and have this weekend off. The March draw for the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto was last Thursday. The numbers drawn were 4, 7, 11 and 15 and there was no winner of the Jackpot. The next draw takes place on Thursday, April 30 in The Tap House, when the top prize will be an impressive €2,400. Tickets cost just €2 and can be brought from Smyths, Birchalls, Humphreys and The Tap House. Or you can play by logging into www.locallotto.ie and playing online. Men's training is on Mondays in Clanna Gael Fontenoy (8.30pm) and Wednesdays in Wesley College Ballinteer (8.15pm). The ladies team also train in Clanna Gael on Mondays at 8.30pm. The Ranelagh Gaels Academy runs every Saturday in Herbert Park at 11.45am - though this weekend there is no training due to the Easter break. This year we are competing in U8/9/10 competitions in football and U8 in hurling too. Home games this season will be in Dartry Park. 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 - and our Twitter feed (@RanelaghGaels).
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SENIOR hurlers beat Fingallians in AHL3 and their junior counterparts were resounding winners also in league action v O'Dwyers. Minor footballers beat St Peregrine's also in league. In adult football cup action, inters were beaten by Lucan and juniors by Ballinteer St John's. Membership for 2015 is now overdue. We ask anyone yet to 'sign-up' to please do so. Pay at the bar or online at www.roundtower.ie. Between the posts has been re-launched and has a new look. Read it online at www.roundtower.ie or pick up a copy in the clubhouse. Thanks to all who have submitted team pictures. We continue to encourage mentors to organise team pictures for use on website and for our records. A mentor or parent with a camera or a decent phone camera can take a team pic and submit it to email@example.com. Thanks to all teams who have submitted pictures. Round Tower is delighted to offer excellent party packages for celebratory functions. Packages include free cake, balloons and decorations. We can also provide DJ and hot food. Enquiries to Jimmy at 087-7453478. We ask members to advise anyone considering a function to alert them to club as an excellent venue. Round Tower Lotto draw 23rd March. Jackpot €10,000 & numbers drawn 2-15-25-28. Bonus Ball 1. No overall winner & no bonus ball winner. 3 x €100 winners: Martin Corrigan, Cora Weadick & Breda Henry. The Club Lotto is a crucial fundraiser and it's very easy to support it. Play online at www.roundtower.ie. The brilliantly talented, US-based Brendan's Voyage will visit Round Tower GAA Club during its forthcoming Irish tour. They will perform in the club Saturday 18th April (from 8.30pm) and then Sunday 19th April (5pm-8pm). Tickets priced at €5 are available from Sally Gilligan, who can be contacted at 086-3741721.
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THE club will be running its Easter Camp on Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th April. Times are 4-6 year olds, 10am-12pm and 7-12 year olds, 10am-2pm. Please contact James on 086-3465433 to pre-register your child. All the children will enjoy 3 days of fun; some Gaelic coaching along with some games and everyone is welcome. There will be no Academy this Saturday 4th April. Our Casino Night takes place on Friday 17th April and we hope many of you come along for a good night out. Tickets are available at the bar, from your/your child's mentor or from our fundraising committee. Costing €30 each or 2 for €50. All monies raised will be used for club development. Our adult hurlers will be holding a Duathlon on Saturday 25th April, which will comprise of a 5K run, 20K cycle and end on a further 5K run. Cost of entry will be €20 per person (or you can enter a relay team for €50) with all monies in aid of the new adult hurling team. You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting David Power on 086-3302723. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 22nd April. There was no winner of our Lotto this week; numbers drawn were 12-14-18-26. €50 went to Jean and John, while €25 went to M Stamp and P Preston. Next Jackpot stands at €5,200. Bingo continues each Monday night at 8:30pm with a book costing €12. U14 Hurling League: Ros Lusca (1-5), Ballyboden St Enda's (1-1). U14 Girls: Round Towers (1-5), Na Fianna B (2-8). U16 Hurling League: Round Towers (1-6), Good Counsel (1-11). Minor League: O'Toole's (1-8), Round Towers (5-14). Adult Hurlers: St Joseph's OCB (7-11), Round Towers (6-12).
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UNFORTUNATELY, both adult hurling fixtures fell afoul of the weather on Sunday, as due to heavy rain, the pitch was declared unplayable. A break for all players next weekend due to Easter and then it's back to football league fixtures on 11/12th April. A great week for the U10 girls, who played in Parnell Park not once but twice this week. We were delighted to support the PolskaÉire Festival on Tuesday evening with the adult ladies, U9 boys and U10 girls all in action in Parnell Park. Then on Sunday, the U10 girls were among the clubs featured at half-time in the Dublin v Tyrone game. Congratulations to Dublin on their win and a big thank you to Dublin ladies for the experience which all the players, management and players enjoyed. A good win for our U15 girls in their Division 1 game on Saturday afternoon. The U8s enjoyed 7 wins from our 8 games on Saturday morning in the Blitz. Thanks to hosts Fingallians for their hospitality. Easter Camp is underway with Joanne and her team of coaches organising lots of skills development and training for the participants this week from Monday-Thursday. The first of our 'Coaching the Courses' courses took place on Friday evening and special mention for John Morrison who provided an excellent development and training session. Next up is a hurling session on Friday 17th April with Paudie Butler from 7pm-10pm. Contact Club GPO Joanne Courtney at 087-9146748 to book your place for this excellent session. The annual 'Helping Hands' day is scheduled for Good Friday 3rd April - plenty of indoor and outdoor jobs available. Please drop in between 10am-1pm to support the club. You can keep up with all club news on our website, www.scoilgaa.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
BHI bua maith ag na faoi 14 ar an Satharn in aghaidh Naomh Áine. Ghnóthaigh Nathan 2-2 agus Ghnóthaigh Dean 2-1. Bhí an-chluiche ag Adam agus ag Evan agus bhí Darryl thar barr. Ar an Domhnach d'éirigh leis na Sinsear an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar Naomh Olaf amuigh i bPáirc Uí Bhriain. Bhí an-chluiche ag Seán agus ghnóthaigh sé 0-11. Beidh na mionúr ag imirt sa bhaile in aghaidh Naomh Fionnbarra seachtain ón Domhnach seo chugainn. Beidh an Lotto ag tosnú arís tar éis briseadh agus beidh €1,400 sa phota óir. Tá súil againn go mbeidh baill sásta ticéid a dhíol. Tá cleachtadh fós ar siúl ar an Satharn la haghaidh na páistí óga.
THE Juvenile Academy is cancelled for the Easter weekend and will return at 10am on Saturday 11th April in Shanganagh Castle. The Academy caters for children from 4-8 years of age at only €2 per week. There is no annual subscription and covers Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. All equipment is supplied. New members are always welcome. Please note there will be no training or games on the Easter weekend for both the girls and boys teams. U12 boys lost a great game against Kilmacud Crokes. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a Jackpot of €2,100. The €50 prize went to Vincent Geoghegan. Training for the men's adult football team is cancelled this week. We lost the O'Broin Cup match against Ballinteer St John's. If you would like to join the team, please contact Damien 085-2327359 or any club member. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
AS part of the new clubhouse celebrations, a senior football challenge between Dublin and Galway will take place on Sunday 19th April at 2pm in Skerries. Admittance on the day by ticket only. Adult tickets €10 and U16 tickets are free. U16s must be accompanied by an adult when receiving their ticket. A pre-sale of tickets for club members will take place in the clubhouse on Thursday 2nd April between 7pm-9pm. Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 7th and 9th April in clubhouse from 8pm each night. Official Clubhouse Opening on Sunday May 3rd: Opening Ceremony 12pm. Followed by challenge match with Dublin senior ladies footballers at 2pm, and Dublin senior camogie at 4pm. Opposition for both matches tbc later. Monday 4th May, Juvenile Day: Solo Run 2pm followed by music and BBQ. Primary Schools League starts at 4pm. Well done to Lyndsey Davey (2-2) and Sinead O'Mahony, who played in Dublin's senior football win over Tyrone in NFL. The Annual Easter Primary Schools Hurling and Camogie Tournament sponsored by The Sports Shop takes place from Monday 30th March-Friday 2nd April at 3pm-6pm each day. Entry free. More info from Stephen GPO, 085-1559546. New Clubhouse Bar Opening Times: Thursday and Friday from 7pm; Saturday and Sunday from 2pm. Feile Fundraiser: Club crested gloves; orders can be made via mentors at training sessions. Juveniles Sizes: €12.50 and Adults: €15. More info at 086-8203882. Great Idea and they look great. Club Mass for deceased members. The first in the new clubhouse will take place on Wednesday 8th April at 8pm. All very welcome. Harps Club Ties, now in stock at €15. Great gift idea. Contact Fergal, 086-8984657. Zingo result: 2-6-5-1-4-3-7. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €3,600. Would make a nice holiday. Next draw Thursday 2nd April in The Snug at 10.30pm.
WELL done to our U11 team, who proudly represented St Anne's with a superb exhibition of football in Croke Park last Saturday. Best of luck to Lorcan Molloy, Daniel Galvin, Alan McNally and the Dublin U21s in the Leinster Final against Kildare on Thursday. Congratulations to Ava Maher on her selection to the Dublin U13 camogie squad and well done to Emma Donnelly & Kate McNally on Dublin U14 girls' football win against Laois. Training for all grades as usual this week, so contact your manager for arrangements. Membership fees for 2015 are now overdue and should be paid straight away as no pay, no play kicks in now and members' discounts will also be suspended until membership is up to date. Congratulations to all the winners in our Mega Draw on Saturday and thank you to all purchased tickets. Results are available on our website. "Strictly" returns to St Anne's this year in Citywest on Saturday 23rd May and men wanted to take part, so if you're interested in getting involved please contact Declan on 087-2832687 or email email@example.com. Lucky number on 29th March was 22 with 2 winners. St Anne's is going to the dogs at Harold's Cross on Friday 10th April. Adults €10 & children €5. Contact Stephen on 086-2631311 for details. Weekly activities including all live music sessions continue as usual this week. St Anne's GAA Club would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter. Visit our website, www.stannesgaa.com, and our Facebook & Twitter pages for the latest on all fixtures, results & activities within our club. If you have something you want included in our club notes or on our social media network please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOTTO results 28th March; numbers drawn were 5-8-9-19. No winner. €50 winners were Fiona Donohue c/o Miriam, Audrey O'Brien and Larry Finnegan c/o The Swiss Cottage. Next week's Jackpot is €8,300. Many thanks for your continued support. Training continues this Thursday at 8pm sharp at the pitch. All players expected to attend. Annual membership fees are now overdue and payable to John Cooley or any committee member.
HURLERS were beaten in the league away to Whitehall Colmcilles last Sunday. Both football teams are in Cup action. Also last Sunday, with the 1sts recording a win away against St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh in the Stacy Cup and the 2nds also had a victory at home against Erin Go Bragh in the Duffy Cup. Last Saturday, the U9s put up another good display away to Beann Eadair. Ladies football team commence their season this Wednesday with a home Cup fixture against Erin's Isle at 6.30pm. St Brendan's GAA Saturday Kidz Club continues this Saturday morning at 9.30am. 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. The juveniles have been selected for Tesco Community Fund in Prussia Street. Please support by shopping in Tesco Prussia Street and by putting the blue token in our box. Training continues for the footballers this Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm and for the hurlers at 7pm at Longmeadows. Ladies team are training on Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm. New players are always welcome. Anyone interest in playing please email email@example.com.
A huge thank you to all our dancers, sponsors and members for giving us such an amazing Strictly St Brigid's event on Saturday night. Well done to Billy and the organising committee and to Stress and Dev, the overall winners. Club Easter Camp for 5-12 year olds starts today (Monday, March 30). Open to all and forms available on new club website. Club membership is now due and can be paid online. Deadline is this Tuesday, March 31st. All details are on club website. Well done to all our juvenile and adult teams who were in league action over the weekend. Stand-out result was our inter hurlers, who scored an injury-time goal to beat Faughs by a point. Fine wins for our AFL3 footballers and minor A and B footballers also. Our Club Nursery takes a break this weekend for Easter and returns as normal from 9.30am-11am on April 11th. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area and new members and families are especially welcome. Contact Paul on 087-9154748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place this Thursday, April 2nd in The Vineyard. Make sure you have your tickets, available online or from usual sellers. Our junior ladies footballers are looking for new or returning players. All abilities welcome. Contact Leanne on 085-1685626. St Brigid's Spring Market, April 25th from 10am-1pm. Free entry. Items for sale include men's and ladies clothing, CDs, DVDs, books, toys and lots more. To book a stall contact Mary on email@example.com. Final Texas Hold 'Em Poker Night before the summer/autumn break will take place on April 24th.
AMENDED date for the Club AGM will be held on Thursday 23rd April 2015 at 8.30pm. All nominations for executive positions must be submitted 2 weeks prior to AGM. All members are encouraged to attend. Adult Team: Hard luck to our lads on Sunday, who lost to Naomh Barrog. St Colmcille's 1-11 to 3-7. A hard-fought game played by both teams. No match next Sunday. Training Tuesday 7.30pm in Balheary and Thursday at 7.30pm in Balheary. All players please attend. Lotto - Monday March 24. Numbers drawn: 10-13-14-18. No winner. 2 consolation prizes of €100 awarded. Jackpot is now at €10,500. Envelopes can be got in the Clubhouse Bar, The Harp Bar, The Estuary Bar and The Pound Bar. Thank you for your continued support. Darts - Doubles were held in the club on Friday and was an all-Cilles final with Dylan Rutledge and Nigel Donnelly against Aaron Lowndes and Anto Turner. Great games all night, but Aaron and Anto ran out 4-3 winners to retain the title they won together a year ago. Thanks you to all that helped make the night a success. Nothing next Friday with it being Good Friday. But there is the 5-a-side in The Strand on Friday the 10th & the League Singles on in Round Towers Lusk on Saturday 18th. The darts team were in a 3-a-side competition on Friday March 20 in The Cricket Club, Rush. Pool - The lads play away to Delaney's on Wednesday April 1. Good luck lads.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE Club Lotto Jackpot was €2,400 this week and the numbers drawn were 1-6-15-18. There was no Jackpot winner. The winners of the €25 Lucky Dip prizes were Harold Hainsworth, Marie Brennan, Matt & Conor Ryan and Andrew Murphy. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,500. The U8 boys' team played in their first football medal blitz in very wild conditions in Malahide Castle on Saturday morning. 23 brave players took on teams from Na Fianna and St Sylvester's. The boys showed their full range of skills and kicked some great scores. Fantastic skills and great teamwork were on display in all sections of the park. Contact Ian Fahey if you would like to join - for boys born in 2007. The Easter Camp for boys & girls aged 4-12 years is coming up in the week after Easter. Places can be reserved using our on-line facility on our home page: http://www.stfinians.com. Our adult hurlers were in action this weekend with mixed results. The first team lost at home to Plunkett's and the second team had a great win, away from home, against St Pat's in Donabate. The highlight of the win was a first-half hat-trick for Johnny Walsh. Our young girls' teams continue to have success in both football and camogie. This weekend saw our U11 camogie and U12 football girl's record great wins. The club is holding a Cake Sale on Saturday 18th of April and request parents/members who can provide cakes to contact Caroline Savage on 087-2388098. Our U13 boys will be taking part in an International Tournament in Madrid in October. As part of fundraising for the trip, the team's parents will be running a Quiz Night in Peacock's on Friday, 10 April. Doors open at 8pm, with quiz starting at 8.30pm. €10 at the door.
ST JAMES GAELS
THERE were some great displays by our juvenile boys and girls teams at the weekend. The U10 boys came out on top against a very strong Ranelagh Gaels side on Saturday morning. This was followed up by great team performances by our U12 boys and U13 girls, who came out on top against Naomh Barrog and Ballyboden St Enda's. Congratulations to Simon Murphy from our U14s, who has made it on to the Dublin Development side. Simon made it through a very long trial period of training to make one of the final places and everyone at the club wishes him the best over the next year and beyond. The Kube Fundraiser will be held in conjunction with Templeogue on May 15th. We are looking for entrants to take part and there is also plenty of ways to sponsor the event. For more information, speak to any club mentor, Paul Flanagan or Molly Hand. The club's Easter Camp begins next Tuesday and will run until the Friday. It is for all boys and girls aged between 4-13 years. It will be ran in the Iveagh Grounds from 10.30am-2pm each day. Places are limited, so if you would like your child to take part, please contact Dave on 086-3993087. Membership fees are now due. The easiest way to pay is online at stjamesgaels.com. Everyone from the club would like to offer their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Brendan O'Reilly, boyfriend of Joanne Prendergast and regular supporter of ladies team, who passed away suddenly last week. Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam.
SUCCESSFUL weekend for Jude's players on Dublin ladies teams. The minor camogie team got their All-Ireland campaign back on track with a 1-11 to 2-5 victory over Galway, leaving the girls in a better position ahead of the final group games. A victory over Waterford next Saturday is essential to keeping their semi-final hopes alive. Well done Hannah Hegarty, Faye McCarthy, Marion O'Donnell & Ellen Joyce. Hannah and the minor ladies footballers' march to another Leinster title continued with a resounding 8-18 to 0-4 hammering of Laois in Portarlington yesterday and Wexford await next Friday in the final group game. Dublin's U16A camogie team, including Ciara O'Riordan, defeated Wexford 3-11 to 1-4 today to continue their winning run in Leinster, while the U16B team and our own Emily Browne defeated Kilkenny 3-6 to 2-7. Well done to all 6 players on a successful weekend. Well done to Danny and Kev and the Dublin hurlers and footballers, who both picked up wins on Saturday evening in Croke Park. Club Membership Subscriptions for 2015 are now due for payment. We would encourage members to use the secure & efficient on-line payment system, which can be accessed easily through the club website. Membership Application Forms can be downloaded from the website or are available in the clubhouse. Lotto Results: Numbers Drawn - 5, 23, 29 & 30. No match 4. Match 3: Niall Guinan, Michael Gavin, Michael Lawlor & Michael Hartnett. Each receives €62.50. Jackpot next week - €4,700.
MEMBERSHIP fees for 2015 were due by the end of February, please pay via the club's online store - www.stkevinskilliansgaa.com. This year we are providing multiple payment options for membership fees (please note that even if you pay online, you must fill out a membership form and return it to the club - forms are automatically sent to you by email when you pay online). It is vital for the club that all members pay their membership fees as soon as possible. Thank you. The Academy and U10s are on their Easter break, so no training for the following two Saturdays. The junior men team's next match is away in the league against Na Fianna, Collinstown Way on Sunday 12th April, throw-in at 11am. Training for the junior men's team is Tuesdays at 6.45pm and Thursdays at 7.45pm, currently in Belgard Community Centre. New members always welcome. If you are interested, just pop along to one of the training sessions or contact the club. See club website for contact details. The Club Lotto results for Sunday 29th March 2015. Numbers drawn: 7, 13 & 28. No Winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to Paul White, John Kerslake & Mark Byrne. Next week's Jackpot will be €350. You can purchase tickets via club members, on the night of each draw in Kingswood Lodge from 9.30pm and you can also play online anytime at www.stkevinskillinasgaa.com. Plans are well underway 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. Advertising opportunities for local businesses with the club are now available. If you, or someone you know is interested, please see the 'Advertising' page on the club website www.stkevinskilliansgaa.ie or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NO winner in the Lotto. 6-14-18-24. The Jackpot is now €7,150. Congrats to our €20 winners; Alicia Kennedy, Ann Flattery, Liam Teeling, Carol Wade & Michelle Abbott. Very proud moment on Saturday evening when we watched our U12s take to the pitch in Croke Park to play during half-time of the Dublin v Derry Game. The kids loved it & hopefully it will be an experience they will never forget. Well done to all the mentors & players involved. U10s had a great win against Scoil Ui Chonaill on Saturday. Thomas Ashe minors drew with Ballymun Friday night. Both scoring 2-12 each. The guys will take part in an Easter Camp, Tuesday & Wednesday from 3pm-6pm. They play Kilmacud Crokes Thursday evening at 7.30pm. The juniors had a fantastic win against St Vincent's in the Cup, 2-12 to 0-5. The inters were unlucky to be beaten by a point in the league against Man-O-War. The intermediate ladies have their 1st competitive game against Castleknock in the Cup, Wednesday night at 7.30pm in St Margaret's. Easter Camp 2015 will take place next week, 8-10 April. Still a few last minute places available. For more details on this, contact our club GPO Sean Kelly, 083-4471121. St Margaret's Easter Draw will take place this Sunday 5th April in the Brock Inn. If you would like tickets, please contact any member of the committee or team mentor. The Club EGM is on next week, Wednesday 8th April at 8pm. In order to attend & vote at the EGM, membership must be paid in full. A very well done to Emma Colgan & Muireann Ni Scannaill, who both had great wins with the Dublin minors & seniors on Sunday. A very Happy Easter to all.
THANKS to everyone who supported the Fun Quiz Night on Friday. Great night was had by all. We will be running a Race Night on Friday the 24th of April. To purchase a jockey, owner or trainer is €10. Can be purchased behind the bar or from the mentors. More details to follow. Trad session every Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm in the main lounge. New trainers and coaches needed. Anyone willing to give a hand out training their child's team or any other team, contact John Kelly 085-7284310. No previous experience needed. Slimming World every Tuesday in the club at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. New members welcome. Irish Dancing classes, registration 11.15am-11.30am every Saturday morning for new members. Call Anne Marie Martin on 085-1635058 for details. Set-Dance classes every Monday evening in the club. All welcome. Bar opens at 2pm on a Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm. Come along and have some fun. Music this Saturday the 4th April by "JukeBox", music Easter Sunday by "Vogue". Food in the club every Sunday from 1.30pm-6pm. Everyone welcome. Party Facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Players' Lounge and Hall. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €2,900 Jackpot not won. Numbers were 14, 19, 20 & 21, and 6 X €50 winners: 1 Dessie O'Reilly c/o club 2 S Humphreys 3 May Hannan c/o Bingo 4 Bernie Naughton 5 WKC c/o Will Condron 6 Paul O'Reilly. Lotto tickets are €2 per ticket or 3 tickets for €5.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
WELL done to our U13 girls, who had another great win over Stars of Erin. Juniors lost to Wanderers earlier in the week and drew with St Anne's today in Parson Cup. To all teams, the pitch in Saggart will be closed from 13th April for all training and matches, so fertilising and re-seeding can be carried out. Exact date of re-opening will be announced asap. The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Mary O'Neill. Membership must be paid by March 31st to ensure full registration with Croke Park. Please pay any executive member or Bernie Howard. The club is running a sponsored cycle to Kilkenny on Saturday 27th June. Cyclists and guests will stay overnight in the Newpark Hotel and Dinner Bed & Breakfast costs just €75. On Sunday, they will all be transported back to St Mary's, where they will be re-acquainted with their bicycles. We are holding a Launch Night on Saturday 28th March at 9pm in the clubrooms, when more details will be available. This is open to all members over the age of 18 and we hope to see a lot of our female members taking part along with their male members. Lotto numbers drawn this week: 2-8-21-27. There was no winner, so Thursday's Jackpot will be €1,200. There were no Match 3 winners. Next week's Match 3 will be €200 win/share.
OUR Club Lotto Jackpot continues to roll over and now stands at €1,450. Numbers drawn out on March 26th were 10-13-16. This Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €1450+. Tickets cost €2 each or 3 for €5 and can be purchased from our clubhouse each evening from 5pm and at weekends from 12pm. Please support our Club Lotto. Excellent displays in the blue jerseys over the weekend from all our teams, especially our boys U8, U11 and U12 sides as well as a super effort by our girls U13 versus league table-toppers St Brigid's. Our juvenile mentors would like to say a big thank you to all our parents, who provided lifts and support at all our juvenile games over the weekend. Adult footballers had a good win in the Conlon Cup, while our adult hurlers where just pipped by a single point by St Sylvester's in their game on Sunday afternoon. Everybody would like to wish Aislinn Somers a speedy recovery from her injury picked up in the U16 girls' game versus St Oliver Plunkett's/ER. Get well soon Ash. Our adult ladies season commences this Wednesday night with a home Cup game versus Trinity Gaels. Wishing all the players, Phil and Alan all the best for the season ahead. Congratulations to Kerri Stout, who was the winner of our Easter Goodie Bag competition. Reminder, for all the latest info and updates on St Monica's GAA club, please remember to click onto our website, www.stmonicasgaa.com.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
THE numbers drawn for our Lotto on Friday were 3, 29, 30 and 32. There were no winners. The five envelope winners were Tommy Wilson, Tommy O'Sullivan, Vincent Call, Tracey Kiernan and Brian Berrigan. Next week's Jackpot is €2,400. It's been all go here in PatsLand as the Easter Camp Committee prepare for the 2015 Camp, which takes place Tuesday-Thursday. Most children are already registered. However, we do have some places available for those who wish to register on the day. Just head down early Tuesday morning and allow time to fill in the paper work etc. Our sincere thanks to everyone who has volunteered their own time to work tirelessly for the juvenile members of the club. Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí. Míle buíochas to Mary & her Merry Minions, who have volunteered to open the Pats Shop on Tuesday, 9.30am-11.30am, and on Thursday 1pm-2pm. Our Elite Camps for the older juveniles on the U14, U15, U16 and U18 boys and girls squads take place on 7/8 and 9/10 April. Please contact your mentor asap if you would like to take part. The Camp will be led by 3 leading Dublin GPOs, and will cover Skills Development, Fitness, Stretching, Strength & Conditioning, Advice on Healthy Eating, Hydration & Nutrition and Games. Our Fundraising Cycle has been postponed a few weeks to allow more to participate. Thank you to everyone who's registered so far; we hope to see you and your friends in a few weeks' time. The date will be announced once the match schedule has been set. Watch this space. Elsewhere on the pitch, our U10 boys have continued their winning ways with convincing wins against strong Na Fianna squads. These lads have been training so hard; it's rewarding to see this hard work paying off.
THERE was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 18 and 27. Next week's Jackpot stands at €4,400. There were good wins for the senior hurlers in the league and for the junior A and B footballers in the Cup. The U15 and U16 hurlers had very good wins against Naomh Fionnbarra and Ballyboden respectively. There are no fixtures set for next weekend due to Easter. The Juvenile Skills Camp and Academy Easter Camp run from 7th-10th of April. Register now with your mentor or email email@example.com for a booking form. The junior hurlers and junior C footballers are calling anybody who would like to come back to the sport to get in touch now by emailing the above address. Our White Collar Boxing Night takes place on the 18th of April in the hall. Early bird tickets are still on sale for €10 from John 087-9309976 & Shay 086-1059571 or admission on the night for €15. Keep an eye on Facebook for news about the night. Best of luck to Eric Lowndes, who will line out for the Dublin U21s in the Leinster Final against Kildare on Thursday night.