BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATULATIONS to Ballyboden St Enda's players Collie Basquel and Shane Clayton, as the Dubs U21 footballers beat KIldare in the Leinster Final on Thursday by 3-10 to 1-12. 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. Would you like to be involved in the Ballyboden St Enda's Communications Committee? We are looking for a representative to work with the Ladies Football Section of the club. The representative would be responsible to highlight the Ladies Football Section on a weekly and monthly basis. If you are interested or would like more information - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The Boden Golf Society has its first outing on 17th April to Castleknock GC. Timesheet available behind bar (2pm-3pm). Call Ned 085-1804619 or Kevin 087-2409641 re membership and timeslot for first outing. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's, log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Twitter or Facebook by searching Bodengaa.
NURSERY starts back on the 12th April. This week's Lotto numbers were 04-14-25-27; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot of €5,700. The four €30 winners are Bobby McCormack, Maureen Sheehy, Teresa Mauntaine & Emma Donovan. 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 086-2189 173. Follow us on Twitter (@BallyfermotDLS) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/BallyfermotDLS) or web: ballyfermotdls.altervista.org.
HOPE you all had a very Happy Easter. Not much happened on the field of play last weekend, but this week's Hero of the Week comes from the admin side of the club, and the man that you must speak to very soon. Frank O'Connell is in charge of club membership and registration of players, and this enormous task gets him the much-coveted status of "Hero of the Week". Take a bow Frank, well deserved. You must see Frank to pay you membership before April 18th if you wish to be eligible to apply for tickets for Dublin's upcoming Championship season. Non-members are not entitled to apply for tickets. In doing so, you will become part of and a supporter of our great club, and rightly be able to call yourself one of our own. So get to it, and don't be left disappointed. Congratulations to the Dublin senior team and their win, which ensured progression to the league semi-final next week. Congrats all, especially our sizable Ballymun contingent. For more information on this, or for upcoming games news and gossip, please visit our new website http://www.ballymunkickhams.com, where you can also link into our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
THE club's Easter Camp for Kids has been a great success again this year with youngsters turning up in very large numbers to benefit from learning improved football and hurling skills as well as enjoying plenty of fun and games. This is being followed this week by the Emerging Talent Camp for the 12-15 age group, which runs from Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th 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. A number of places are still available and registration is still possible with the Club's Games Development Officer, Claire Ryan, at email@example.com. The next big off-the-field of play event in the club's calendar will be the Table Quiz on Thursday 16th April at 8pm, which is being organised to raise funds in support of the U14 squad, which will participate in this year's Féile competition. A once in a lifetime opportunity, the Féile offers a great competitive challenge in the best of spirit for our young players, but it also gives rise to additional costs for kit and other items. Following on the success of last year's U14s in winning their Divisional Féile, this year's squad will want to not just look good but play well at the highest level in Division 1. The cost is just €40 per team and tables can be booked by members and non-members alike through firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONGRATULATIONS to the one lucky winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €1,500. Two match 3 winners each receive €300. Next week's Jackpot will be €1,500 and the draw takes place every Monday at 11pm in the Club Lounge. Tickets are €2. Please support. The Juvenile Golf Classic takes place on Sunday in Corrstown GC. Teams of 4 players for €200, which includes a full carvery meal, golf, prizes and entertainment. Further details on tee times and sponsorship are available from Mark Murray at 087-2386468. Adult footballers have a new manager after the departure of David Smith. Our thanks to Eugene Farrell Senior, who will take charge of the team on Saturday as they play St Monica's in Clonshaugh at 6pm. Any member who is willing to assist Eugene on his management team should contact Francis Byrne on 087-9818905. The Club Executive are very grateful to David and his management team for their hard work. Best wishes to Eugene. Please support. Membership fees are now overdue and club cards will be deactivated over the next few days for non-payment. All adult players are reminded that you must be a fully paid member to take part in our games for insurance purposes. Please contact Linda Scanlon immediately. Music continues in the Club Lounge every Sunday. The second Easter Camp continues until Friday from 10am-1pm daily. Our thanks to everyone who supported the Easter Raffle and congratulations to the winners.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to the ladies team, who retain the Caroline Phillips Cup. Thanks to St Jude's for the game on a horrendous night. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 22, 28 and 44. 2 x €20 winners were P Pope and John Paul both c/o Mick Hester. Next week's Jackpot is €3,350. Thanks for your continued support. Some members of the ladies team will be running the ladies mini-marathon this year. Anyone wanting the do it on behalf of the club, contact Nicola Brown for details. The Golf Classic is on the 29th of May, in the Dublin Mountain Golf Club. Contact Alan Murphy or the club's Facebook page for details. Training times for the upcoming week will be posted on Monday. Memberships are now overdue, please see you team manager for details. There will be a committee meeting on Thursday the 9th of April at 7:30pm. Anybody looking to have items included in the weekly club notes, please contact club secretary before 10am every Monday. Keep up with ongoing club events on Facebook and Twitter.
WELL done to the Dublin U14 ladies footballers, who made it four wins from four in Leinster on Saturday with a 1-15 to 3-6 win over Kildare. Cuala had three starters in the team, who have now qualified for the Leinster Final. Good luck to the U14 camogie squad, who will play in the club's first-ever Division 1 Camogie Feile next weekend. The girls have been drawn against Oliver Plunkett's, Kilmacud Crokes and St Jude's in the group stage to be hosted at Ballyboden St Enda's. All support welcome. Watch out for updates on social media and online as the girls' progress through the weekend. Our first adult camogie league games in almost 8 years take place this week. Our D7 team play Naomh Fionnbarra on Tuesday 7th and our D5 team play Lucan Sarsfields on Thursday 9th. Both games in Meadowvale at 6.45pm. All support encouraged to cheer on our young panel in these milestone games. If you're out doing the shopping this weekend, don't forget Cuala are one of three Community Organisations competing in the current Tesco Ballybrack Community Fund, so over the next 6 weeks, each time you shop in Tesco Ballybrack you'll receive a goodwill token which you can use to vote for Cuala. 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. Juvenile girls parent Deborah Byrne is seeking dancers (especially male) for a fundraiser on May 15th to rebuild a school in Haiti. If interested contact Deborah at email@example.com. After huge popular demand - Gaelic4Dads is back. We'll be throwing-in on Friday 10th April in Thomastown at our usual time of 7pm.
PLENTY of fixtures this week. Tuesday: Senior Camogie play Lucan in Arthur Griffith Park at 6:45pm. Juniors play Na Gaeil Óga in St Catherine's Park at 6:45pm. Wednesday: Ladies Football Division 6 v Parnell's in Coolock at 6:30pm. Division 9 have a bye. Thursday: Inter Camogie play Whitehall in Cloghran at 6:30pm. Saturday: Senior Footballers play St Anne's in Bohernabreena at 6pm. Sunday: Inters play Round Towers (Lusk) in club at 11am. Minor hurlers play St Olaf's away at 11am. Junior Footballers play Pavee in St Vincent's School at 3pm. All support appreciated. Memberships are now overdue and can now be paid online. New members must pay before playing or training. 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 1-3-12-24 and bonus number was 10. Next week's Jackpot is €4,400. Lotto can now also be played online. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
DEEPEST sympathy is extended to the Spellman & Flood families on the death of dearest Caoimhe. To Tony, Marlis, Sean, Aoife, Monica and all of your family and friends, your hearts are broken, we will be here for you in any way you need now and forever. May she Rest In Peace. Well done to U14 hurlers, who beat St Kevin's, Setanta & Cuala last Saturday only to be pipped by Castleknock in the final of the St Kevin's Tournament. U10 hurlers were beaten in the same tournament by 1 point in the final v Jude's in Dolphin Park, having won their 3 group games on Good Friday. They continued their good form into Easter Saturday, winning 4 out 6 v Ballyboden. Everyone involved should be very proud of their achievements. Catherine Costello and Megan Lewis were part of the winning Dublin minor team who beat Waterford 2-16 to 3-8 in the All Ireland Minor Championship. Unfortunately, they were eliminated by virtue of group results elsewhere. Easter Camp takes place this week - from Tuesday-Friday. Have fun everyone. Dublin Camogie Feile takes place this coming weekend. For the first time, Faughs Celtic have 2 teams competing, one in Division 2 & one in Division 4. The finals, if we qualify, are in O'Toole Park on Sunday. Good luck to players & mentors. Happy Birthday to Ciaran Bass, who celebrates his 70th birthday this week & also to Eoin & Daragh Jones, who celebrate their 21st birthdays. Enjoy the celebrations. Lotto draw for this week will take place on Wednesday.
A big thank you, to all the participants in our most successful Easter Camp to date, with over 250 kids taking part. Weather and pitch limitations had our expert crew, headed by Nicola, on their toes for the week. Further information on the Summer Camp program will follow at the end of the month. The Strategic Committee are holding a workshop on Monday 27th April (7pm-10pm) in the Club Hall and are inviting all members to come along and to participate. The results of the survey and the output from the workshop will form the building blocks of the Club Strategic Plan for the next 3 years. The Football Feile will take place on 18th May in St Brigid's. We are in a group with the hosts, Round Towers Lusk and Raheny. The other side of our group contains St Anne's, Na Fianna, Cuala & Templeogue/Synge Street. Please help with the strategic plan for the next 3 years, please complete the following survey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FINS_STRATEGY_2015. The opening Golf Society outing of the year will take place this Friday (10th April) in Swords Open. We have the tee booked from 2pm and to book in please put your name on the timesheet in the Club Bar or go online. New golfing members are most welcome. 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. Our Lotto Jackpot this week is €5,755. No winner last week. Numbers: 7, 11, 22, 23 & 35.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
ALL roads lead to Nowlan Park on Sunday April 19. Full details next week on our travel arrangements. We now have a chance to atone for our poor performance against Cork in Croke Park a few weeks ago. 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.
LADIES made a great start to their season last Wednesday evening with a 6-12 to 2-4 win over Croi Ro Naofa in the opening round of the Cup at Westmanstown. Hopefully the good form will continue this Wednesday with a home fixture against Lucan Sarsfields - throw-in at 6.45pm. No men's fixtures last week, but back to league action next weekend with intermediates away to Clanna Gael on Saturday evening at 6pm. Juniors also away on Sunday morning at O'Toole's with an 11am start. Best of luck to all taking part in this week's Easter Camp.
LAST Saturday the U10 camogie side took part in the Kevin's GAA Easter Tournament and did the club proud. They were awarded with medals and refreshments afterwards, every player is showing huge improvement. Thanks to the parents for their support. On Saturday, the first team footballers will play St Margaret's at home and also the adult camogie leagues are starting this week. The Senior 2 team play Skerries at home on Tuesday and the Senior 5 side will play Kilmacud on Thursday at home also. This Saturday the Dublin Camogie Feile takes place in Ballyboden. All support is welcome. Registration needs to be paid by members. You won't be able to play any games unless it's paid. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 3-4-12. Next week's Jackpot is €4,900. Bingo continues on Wednesdays in the club at 8.30pm. Texas Hold'em is on Fridays at 9pm. Button accordion and concertina lessons are on Mondays at 8pm and set-dancing is on Mondays from 7.30pm.
FOOTBALL next Sunday 12th April at home @ 11am. Innisfails Football Committee are holding a training session for new juvenile players from ages 7 upwards on Wednesday 8th April @6.30pm in the club. If you have children that would be interested in playing GAA, please feel free to come along. It will be for both boys & girls. Congratulations to Mick Bedford on winning the Easter Egg Raffle. Many thanks for all those who supported it. No winner of the €5,000 Lotto this week. Numbers were 12-13-14-16. Also, no winner of the €3250. Numbers were 4-6-14-17. Winners of the €20 lucky dip were M Sullivan, P+P+C and JB Greenan. Thank you for your support. Magic Six Jackpot this week is €585. Bowls team would like to invite new members, please contact the club for details. Pitch & Putt every Sunday morning. Ladies Darts at home to Artane Beaumont this Thursday. Bingo with Ivan every Wednesday night. Jackpot now stands at €500. 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 Jonny, Tomás and Dublin senior footballers on Sunday's NFL1 win against Monaghan. Dublin play Monaghan again next Sunday in league semi-final in Croke Park and best of luck to them. Congrats also to Laura Mulvey, Tino Kelly and Dublin's Premier Junior team on their impressive win over Limerick. Adult camogie this Tuesday night at 6.45pm with Senior 1s hosting Naomh Mearnóg in Mobhi Road and Senior 6s away to Setanta. Senior 3s host Faughs in Mobhi Road on Thursday at 6.45pm. Ladies football on Wednesday night at 6.45pm sees our seniors away to Kilmacud Crokes and our juniors against Thomas Davis in Mobhi Road. Adult football on Saturday at 6pm with our seniors away to Cuala and our inters host Naomh Olaf in Mobhi Road. Both junior football teams are in Collinstown on Sunday at 11am; As against Crumlin and Cs against St Kevin's. AFL10 team are away to Crumlin at 3pm. Minor hurlers are at home on Sunday at 11am; As play Cuala in Mobhi Road and Bs play Raheny in St Vincent's CBS. Best of luck to all teams and all support welcome. Na Fianna Golf Society outing to Castleknock Monday 27th April. Details from Ciaran Gray, 087-2269133. Record numbers at Na Fianna Easter Camp last week. Huge credit due to organisers. Nursery resumes Saturday 11th April. Best wishes to minor hurler James Kenny for a speedy recovery. Sincere sympathies are extended to the Quinn family on the death of Mrs Jacinta Quinn, mother of senior footballer and Executive Committee member Paddy. Sympathies also to the Leonard family on the passing of Mrs Mai Brickley, mother of Angela, mother-in-law of Ron and grandmother of U15 footballer and hurler Máirtín. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anamnacha. Members' subs due. Online payment facility available, see website.
OUR minor hurlers were the only team in action this weekend. They took part in a Tournament organised by St Kevin's hurling club. They got off to a slow start, losing to Lucan by two points in their first game. They then had a good win over Setanta and drew with St Jude's in their third game and qualified for the semi-final on scoring aggregate. Our semi- final opponents were St Oliver Plunkett's and we played really well and won the game by 4 points. We went on to meet Lucan in the final and this was a really hard-fought game with both sides on level terms when the game ended. The lead changed hands a number of times during extra-time, but when the final whistle blew we were a point ahead. It was a great game and both teams gave their all. Well done to our lads. It was great to see them pick up a trophy at last. They really deserved it. Well done to all concerned. We would like to thank St Kevin's for their hospitality and to the Scott family, who presented the Cup in memory of their son. We would like to thank all those who supported our Easter Raffle. Congratulations to all of the prize winners. Meeting of the Executive Committee on Thursday next 8pm. Juvenile meeting Tuesday evening 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. Full members' subs are now due.
WELL done to Shane Carthy and his colleagues on winning the Leinster U21 title. They play the Munster champions in the semi-final. Our U12 camogie girls completed a 5K Run on Easter Sunday. This was a charity event in aid of the Erin McGarry Trust. Erin is a niece of U12 mentor Darren and she suffers from Sturge Weber Syndrome. Tonight (Tuesday) our senior camogie girls commence their league campaign with an away game against Na Fianna. The juniors are away to Setanta. Our ladies football team have a league game away to Peregrine's on Wednesday. On Saturday evening, our senior footballers have a home game also against Peregrine's. The juniors are away on Sunday morning to Innisfails. Good luck to all teams.
WELL done to the Dublin U21 footballers and captain David Byrne (Naomh Olaf) on a great victory on Wednesday night in Navan, defeating Kildare in the Leinster Championship. David is one of Naomh Olaf's positive young leaders. We are all very proud of the effort and commitment that David puts in for his club and his county. Great turnout from the Olaf's U16s and their mentors, who travelled to Navan to support David and the team. Date for your diary: Dublin Football manager Jim Gavin will be in Naomh Olaf GAA Club on Monday April 13th at 7pm to launch the Mol An Oige Youth Coaching and Leadership Programme. Everyone welcome. Mol An Oige application forms. Mol An Oige application places are in big demand. Please submit forms this week if possible. Some forms available in the clubhouse. Congratulations to Roisin Mac Loughlin and the Dublin Minor Camogie Team on defeating Waterford 2-16 to 3-8 in Waterford on Saturday. Roisin put in another solid performance at right-corner-back. Unfortunately, Galway beat Limerick in the other match and Dublin are now out of the Championship. Roisin demonstrated great strength, determination and skill in all matches and the club are very proud of her commitment to her club and county. Well done to Fiacra MacLoughlin, who played in goals for the Dublin U15 Development Squad on Good Friday in Waterford. Fiacra kept a clean sheet in nets, helping Dublin to a one-point victory in Ballygunner. Clara O'Sullivan and the Dublin U13 footballers line out against Wexford in Enniscorthy on Easter Monday. Ciara Murphy will be playing on the same day for the U15 camogie team in a challenge match against the U16 team. Sympathy is extended to the Costello family, Sandyford on the death of Annette Costello. May she Rest In Peace.
MEMBERSHIP for 2015 is now overdue at www.odwyersgaa.com. There are a huge number of options available for all members. Cash for Clobber will continue until April 16th. 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. First team play Ballyboden St Enda's on Sunday 12th April at 12pm at home. Second team play Tyrellstown in Tyrellstown at 3pm on Sunday also. All support appreciated. Match reports to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday afternoon to be included in club notes. O'Dwyers GAA and Balbriggan Rugby Club present 'The Cube', sponsored by The Moriarty Group, which will take place on Friday 1st May in the Wright Venue. Tickets are now on sale @ €20 each, and are available from committee members/participants. Skills Camp is back on the pitch on Saturday morning 11th April from 11am-12.30pm for primary school children age 4-7 years. Beginners always welcome. We are always looking for helpers and parents are welcome to stay and help/coach. Juvenile fixtures for the coming week can be found at www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. Girls' fixtures can be found at www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie/clubFixtures. Our Club Lotto is available to play online, www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn on 30th March were 7-12-18. This week's Jackpot on Tuesday 7th April will be €2,017.
LAST Wednesday might have been April 1st, but it was no laughing matter for our adult girls as they took on and defeated Skerries in the Cup. It was a well-deserved win for these young ladies, who were 8 points down at half-time. Girl of the match for O'Toole's was the resilient Emma Lawlor. Our girls, like all our other teams, train hard and play to win every time they step onto the pitch. Well done to the organisers of our Annual Easter Egg Hunt for our little Larriers on Saturday morning. With lots of happy smiling little chocolate covered faces, it was obviously a great success. It's back to training tomorrow evening for our U9 boys at 6pm, so if you have a young lad that wants to play for the best club, bring him along to Jackie. For any child wanting to join O'Toole's contact the GPO on 086-0709084. This Saturday night for your entertainment in our lounge it's the one and only 'Carl Phillips'. There was no winner of the weekly Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 2-4-12-16: This week the Jackpot will be €2,400.
OGRA is back on 18 April and our Friday night hurling Ogra is back on 10th April at 6pm on pitch 12. Our senior ladies footballers had their first match last week and had a good win over Naomh Barrog, 4-14 v 3-3. This was a great start to the season. The next match is on Wednesday 8th on pitch 10 at 6.45pm v Kilmacud. Support would be very welcome. Congratulations to our Brian Fenton (what a goal) and the Dublin senior footballers on a good win over Monaghan. Our U15 footballers travelled to Cork to compete in the Pa O'Brien Tournament. Lads played very well and got through to the final, but it wasn't to be. Our U12s and U10s did us proud in O'Toole's on Good Friday. Ryan Markham and David Adams were just outside the prize lines, but Thomas Hurley came first with club-mate Conor Baldwin, who came in second. Thanks to Lenny Rock and all at O'Toole's for organising this event. Our Lotto still hasn't been won. Why not take a chance and play online. It's very easy to do and the prize money is €5,800.
RANELAGH Gaels ladies footballers play their first Division 5 game of the season - and their first since promotion last season, in fact, tomorrow night against Foxrock-Cabinteely in Kilbogget Park (6.45pm throw-in). The men's team are also in league action, AFL Division 8, on Sunday when they meet Scoil Ui Chonaill at Bushy Park (throw-in 12pm). The next draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays in Wesley College Ballinteer (7.45pm). The ladies team also train on the all-weather pitch in UCD on Mondays at 7.45pm. The Ranelagh Gaels Academy runs every Saturday in Herbert Park at 11.45am. This year we are competing in U8/9/10 competitions in football and U8 in hurling too. Home games this season are 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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OUR Easter Camp runs this Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th April and caters for our 4-12 year olds. All the children will enjoy 3 days of fun; some Gaelic coaching along with some games and everyone is welcome. We are delighted to say that we will have a visit from All-Ireland winner and 4-time All-Star winner Paul Flynn one of the days. Please contact James on 086-3465433 to pre-register your child. 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 email@example.com or by contacting David Power on 086-3302723. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 22nd April. Don't forget that memberships are now passed due. All team coaches are reminded to ensure their whole panel are paid up and registered members. Membership forms can be downloaded from the website and completed forms can be handed to your mentor, left behind the bar or put into the post box at side entrance to hall. There was no winner of our Lotto this week; numbers drawn were 8-11-15-25. €50 went to G Cashell, while €25 went to EJ Clarke and S Murphy. Next Jackpot stands at €5,350. Bingo continues each Monday night at 8:30pm with a book costing €12.
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EASTER Camp was a great success, despite the weather conditions, with large numbers and lots of activities. Looking forward to the Summer Camps already. The next 'Coaching the Courses' 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. Lots of work was done in the clubhouse and the grounds on Good Friday with the Annual 'Helping Hands' Day. A big thank you to everyone who supported the event and worked to improve the club. The adult ladies fixtures started on Wednesday and well done to the ladies who won their first game in the Division 4 Cup. The next cup game is away to O'Toole's on Wednesday evening (tomorrow) at 6.45pm. Next weekend is busy with adult football league games, starting on Saturday evening with a Division 2 game away to O'Toole's in Blunden Drive at 6.30pm. There are plenty of juvenile fixtures scheduled also, including an U16A Football Championship game v Ballymun Kickhams at 3.30pm. Support is very welcome for all games. You can keep up with all club news on our website, www.scoilgaa.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
TA ár mbuíochas tuillte ag Cumann Báire Caoimhín as ucht an cuireadh a bhfuaireamar chun páirt a ghlacadh sa Comórtas na Cásca ag an deireadh seachtaine. Bhí bua iontach ag na U8 agus bhain na foirne eile sult as na cluichí. Rinne Jem, James agus daoine eile sar jab leis ne daoine óga. Bhí bua an-mhaith ag na gcailíní U16 in aghaidh Baile Buadáin ar an Satharn. Maith sibh. D'imir Rebecca leis na Dubs Shoisreach in aghaidh Luimneach ar an Domhnach. Maith thú, Rebecca. Beidh Campa na Cásca ag tosnú ar an Máirt agus leis an réamh-fhaisneis ba chóir go mbeadh sluá breá ann i rith na seachtaine. Ar an Domhnach seo chugainn beidh na Mionúr ag imirt sa bhaile in aghaidh Naomh Fionnbarra ag 11am agus beidh tacaíocht ag teastáil. Bígí ann.
THE Juvenile Academy is back in action after the Easter break, on Saturday at 10am 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. Boys' U12 training is at 10am on Saturday in the Castle. Girls' U11 play Trinity Gaels at 5pm on Saturday. Girls' U9 play their first game against Clanna Gael Fontenoy, 10am on Sunday. Both of the girls' matches are in Shanganagh Castle. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a Jackpot of €2,150. The €50 prize went to Michael & Allen. Training for the men's adult football team is on Thursday 9pm in Rathmichael School. We play Thomas Davis on Sunday at 3pm in Kiltipper Road. 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 U16s tickets are Free. U16s must be accompanied by an adult when receiving their ticket. Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 7th and 9th April in clubhouse from 8pm each night. Tickets are limited, so get your ticket asap to avoid disappointment. 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. Fixtures: Wednesday 8th April - Senior Ladies Football v Portobello, home 6.45pm. Saturday 11th April - Senior Football v St Pat's (Palmerston), home 6pm. Sunday 12th April - Junior Football v Naomh Fionnbarra, away 11am. For all other fixtures, results and up to date news see skerriesharps.ie. Juvenile Academy returns on Saturday 11th April from 10am-11am. Tea and coffee available to purchase upstairs in clubhouse and club shop open at same times. Camogie Feile in Skerries on Saturday also. All support welcome. New Clubhouse Bar opening times, Thursday and Friday from 7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm. Annual Club Mass for deceased members takes place this Wednesday the 8th April in clubhouse at 8pm. All very welcome to attend. 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. Harps Club Ties now in stock at €15. Great gift idea. Contact Fergal 086-8984657.
STARS OF ERIN
MEN'S adult team play Kilmacud Crokes next Sunday in Glencullen at 11am. Please support. Clothes Bank in Stars Car Park. Easter Draw was a great success. Thanks to The Step Inn and all the supporters. 1st prize, €2,000, was won by Therese Flood. 2nd was Ronan Duffy. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 1-12-32. €20 winners: Pat King, David Conlon, Peter Campbell and Vinny Mulhall. Next week's Jackpot is €1,300. Thanks for all your support.
BOTH football teams are in league action also this Sunday with the firsts away to Naomh Barrog in AFL6 at 11am and the seconds are at home to Naomh Fionnbarra in AFL10 at 3pm. Ladies football team commence their season on Monday week, the 13th, with a home LAFL9 fixture against St Jude's at 6.45pm. 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 interested in playing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations to Club Chairman Malachi Doyle and his wife Tara, who became proud parents for the first time to baby Grace.
THIS Saturday (11th April), our senior and minor footballers take over the Brigid's kitchen to serve you a gourmet breakfast. Tickets available now from the senior and minor football teams. For further information, contact: email@example.com. There will also be a cardiac screening session on the morning, which is open to all players above the age of 16. 2015 Club Membership is now overdue. Players who haven't paid are now uninsured and will be prevented from togging with their teams from this week. Our Club Nursery returns as normal this Saturday (April 11) from 9.30am-11am. 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 Friday, April 10th in Myo's. 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; email@example.com. Final Texas Hold 'Em Poker Night before the summer/autumn break will take place on April 24th. Finally, St Brigid's are delighted to be supporting the Castleknock 5km Run 2015. The event takes place on June 21st and is open to all abilities. The club would like all members and teams to take part in a great community event. More info on club website.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE Club Lotto Jackpot was €2,500 this week and the numbers drawn were 5, 10, 17 & 19. There was no Jackpot winner. The €25 lucky dip prize winners were: Declan Brennan, Adam Hender, Irene Whelen and Kay Tobin. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,600. The St Finian's Golf Classic is coming up on May 8th, in Forrest Little GC. Please contact Tony McDonagh on 086-8527529 to book a slot on the timesheet. The U13 boys' 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. All welcome. 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. Please remember to get all outstanding membership fees paid this week.
WELL done Leah, Emer and the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie side, who beat Limerick 4-9 v 1-3 in the final group game of the NCL Division 3. They will now face Limerick again in the league semi-final in two weeks. Commiserations to Faye, Hannah, Ellen, Marion and the Dublin Minor Camogie team who were knocked out of the All-Ireland Championship. Despite beating Waterford (2-16 v 3-8) in their final group game, Galway's defeat of group-leaders Limerick put both teams through to the semi-finals at Dublin's expense. The team responded well to early set-backs in the group and will go forward to the Leinster Championship opener v Offaly on July 15th with renewed confidence. Well done to Hannah Hegarty's Dublin footballers, who recorded another comprehensive victory, this time defeating Wexford 4-17 v 1-2 in the Leinster Minor Championship. They play Offaly next in their final group game. A great morning at the Annual Kevin's Hurling Tournament, where St Jude's teams dominated with our U10 and U11 boys both winning in their competitions along with the U14 camogie girls also winning in theirs. Hard luck to the U12 boys, who lost out by a narrow margin in their final. Jude's Abu. Feile (camogie) team are placed in Division 1 in Ballyboden on 11th and 12th of April. Lotto Results - numbers drawn: 17-19-20-29. No Match 4. Match 3: One online - (will be announced this week). Jackpot next week: €4,900.
HOPE everyone had a fantastic Easter weekend. Our Easter Raffle was a great success. Congratulations to our winners; 1st Prize - Catherine Rooney, 2nd Prize - Charlie & Shane Madigan, 3rd Prize - Neil Mc Guirke, 4th Prize - Stephen Reilly, 5th Prize - Mick McKenna. Thank you to all who supported the Easter Draw. There was no Lotto the weekend. It will return this weekend in The Brock Inn at 8pm. Easter Camp will take part this week, Wednesday-Friday in The Complex. Thanks to all the volunteers helping out this week. Still a few places left available. For more details on this, contact our Club GPO Sean Kelly, 083-4471121. Our EGM will happen Wednesday night this week. Please note, if you wish to attend & vote your membership must be paid in full. The U14 boys were awarded host Club for this year's Feile Competition on May 16th. We were drawn out with St Maur's, Clontarf A & Ballinteer St John's. We look forward to holding this event & very best of luck to our U14s taking part this weekend. U14s will play away to St Brigid's Saturday. U15s will play Peregrine's home in the league at 11.30am. The ladies will play away to Peregrine's Wednesday night in the Cup at 6.45pm. Minors will play a challenge game home in St Margaret's against Navan O'Mahony's at 7.45pm. Juniors will play a challenge game home Tuesday night against Ballyboughal at 8pm & will play Wanderers home Sunday in the league at 11am. Can mentors/coaches etc from juvenile & adult football please let us know of any fixtures, results or any events in the club that are happening on a weekly basis? Please text Emer on 086-0648220.
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 11th April by "After Hours". 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. €3,000 Jackpot not won, Numbers were 7, 12, 23 & 29, and 6 X €50 winners: 1 Pat 2 Maureen Doyle c/o Frank Doyle 3 The Moaners 4 Karen O'Reilly c/o Paul Kearns 5 Mary Breen 6 Conor Casey. Lotto tickets are €2 per ticket or 3 tickets for €5.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
ADULT league football next weekend sees seniors play Towers Saturday 6pm and juniors play Vincent's Sunday 11am. Both games in Saggart. 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. Easter Football Camp takes place in Saggart from Tuesday 7th April-Friday 10th April. 10am-2pm daily, for boys and girls aged 6-12. Cost is €25/child and children can be registered on Tuesday morning. For further information contact Wendy Lucas 087-6349275. Membership is now overdue and must be paid asap. Players are not covered by Injury Scheme. 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: 1-5-9-24. There was no winner, so Thursday's Jackpot will be €1,300. There were two Match 3 winners of €100 each, Jack c/o Donovan's Butchers and Dermot Redmond, Saggart. Next week's Match 3 will be €100 win/share.
CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Sallier and Dublin U21 footballers on retaining Leinster title. Best wishes to the team in semi-final against Roscommon. Well done to Shannon O'Grady, who was part of the Dublin minor team which defeated Wexford in the Leinster Championship and Orlagh McGuigan and Dublin U14s, who beat Kildare. U14s lost to Ballinteer, while seniors and juniors lost to Kilmacud and Foxrock. Next Saturday, our U16 footballers travel to Lucan for the first round of the Championship, followed by our senior footballers travelling to Rush to take on St Maur's in the league. All support welcome. Thanks to all our coaches, who provided a fantastic Easter Camp for almost 250 children. Thomas Davis Cubs Club Academy takes place every Saturday from 10am sharp for 4-6 year olds, boys and girls. Whether you have been before or are taking the games up for the first time, you are assured of a warm welcome. Live music next Saturday from Double Up with The Shape playing on Sunday from 6.30pm-8pm. The Positive Health and Well-Being Group are resuming their Fit Walk Initiative at 8pm every Monday night at the clubhouse.
OUR Easter Camp runs this week from Tuesday-Friday, so there will be no training on Wednesday night. Matches on Saturday as per team texts. Training resumes outdoors for all teams on the 15th of April at 6pm on the pitch beside the Community Centre. Nursery continues on Saturday mornings at 10am, also outdoors, weather permitting.