BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
HARD Luck to our Boden players on the Dublin senior hurling team, who lost out in the National League semi-finals against Cork. It was a great game and all fans are looking forward to this year's Championship. Best of luck to our Ballyboden St Enda's representatives on the Dublin senior football team, who play Cork this weekend in the National League Final. 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. Ballyboden St Enda's would like to extend our sympathy to the Billings Family and St Vincent's GAA Club on the passing of Dave Billings. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
OUR U14 girls had a great win v St Mark's, 9-8 to 5-3. Well done to our St Peter's minor team, who beat Whitehall Colmcille by 2 points. Hard luck to our U16 girls, who were beaten by St Sylvester's by 2 points. Our adult men's team beat Fingallians in the Cup Latest fixtures: 22nd April - Ballyboughal/St Finian's Swords ladies team play Templeogue/Synge Street in the Cup in River Valley at 7pm; 25th April - U10 girls play away to Beann Eadair. U13 St Peter's boys, away to Na Fianna; 26th April - U16 girls play Fingal Ravens away at 4.30pm, U15 St Peter's v Ballyboden St Enda's 11.30am (Naul). St Peter's Minor team away to Ballinteer St John's, 11am. Latest Club Lotto Results: Monday April 13. Jackpot: €3,100 Numbers drawn: 3-9-15. No winner. €20 winners: Ian McGill, Matt Rooney & P Fitzpatrick. Next week's Jackpot: €3,220. End of Season Fancy Dress Disco - Sunday 31st May, Kettle's Hotel 8pm. Free Shuttle Bus from O'Connor's Pub to Kettle's & back later that night. Finger food & DJ. Raffle great prizes for best dressed & much more.
THIS week's Lotto numbers were 6-13-16-17; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot of €5,900. The four €30 winners are Ann Kelly, J Mitchell, Abby Glynn & Karen Rice. 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 Hero of the Week this week is a current and future Dublin star. Aaron Elliott was among many Mun players with the Dublin minors, but his two-goal salvo from midfield was the winning of the opening Leinster Football Championship game for Dublin over Offaly. Take a bow Aaron, you are our "Laoch Na Seachtaine" for this week, and a worthy one. Congratulations also to the rest of the Dublin minors and especially the large Mun contingent, including manager Paddy Christie. A fine test, passed with flying colours. Not content to rest on their laurels, our own Minor As had a big win over Brigid's in Russell Park. Dean O'Brien, Ryan O'Leary and Conor Kavanagh superb in defence. Aaron again dominant in midfield with Paddy Small, Colm Hulton and Carl Keeley prominent up front. Lads now have gym on Wednesday at 7pm, followed by pitch work outside, and training Friday in Albert at 4pm. Next league game is this Sunday 27th April v Cuala in Pairc Ciceam at 11am. Our nursery will host the rejuvenated club shop every 1st and 3rd Saturday for the "personal" shopping experience. Otherwise, you can view our new and improved website http://www.ballymunkickhams.com, where there is an online shopping experience to enjoy. You can also join our Facebook and Twitter feeds from the website, see the latest fixtures and get any information you seek from top to bottom in the club. Finally, the Dublin GAA world was shocked last week at the sudden and tragic passing of Dave Billings. A man who passed on his experiences and passion to many members of our club and who had a huge influence on some of our greatest footballers. We offer our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, clubmates and colleagues. Ar Dheis de go raibh a hAnaim.
A big thank you to Stephen Kennedy and his home club of Dicksboro in Kilkenny. Dicksboro hosted Beann Eadair for an U9/U10 Hurling Mini-Blitz, followed by refreshments for everyone travelling. The Beann Eadair group of 70 then went on to Nowlan Park for the Dublin v Cork hurling semi-final. Well done all. Well done to our U15s on 2 strong performances and wins in the last 2 weeks over Cuala and Naomh Barrog with great displays from Jacqueline McCarrick, Kate Hanratty and all of the team. Also, well done to the U10s, who had 3 wins out of 3 against Fingallians. Karl Noonan and Marcel Haas playing very well. No Lotto winner this week and the numbers were 3-9-11-27 - the Jackpot is now at €8,600. The summer camps will take place weeks of July 13th and August 17th. Details available through your mentor and at club.
OUR adult hurlers' first match in the Intermediate Championship is on this Saturday in Somerton against Ballyboden. Throw-in at 6pm. The club will be running a "Face in the Crowd" competition for our juvenile members at the game, so be sure to get down and support to be in with a chance. See the website for full details. A big thank you to everyone who helped out at the Play in CCC last Thursday. See the website for details of the re-launch of the Clubhouse Appeal. GMT has started up again this week in Porterstown, every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. All new walkers and joggers welcome. Please see the website for details of the Cardiac Screening that is taking place on the 25th April. Membership for the New Year is due. Please continue to hand in all forms and fees. Forms can be downloaded from the website. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot, which now stands at €2,400. The nursery is on every Saturday in Tir Na nOg at 10am, and all new players and families are welcome.
OUR first team secured a hard-fought but well-deserved victory against Naomh Olaf in AHL6 in Pairc Uí Bhriain on Sunday morning. Intensity was the key word in Mark's pre-game talk. Everyone was clearly listening because there was no let up throughout. We held a 3-point lead at half-time and never let it go despite the Olaf's onslaught on our goalmouth in the final stages. Hopefully, this intensity is the product of our recent Wednesday training sessions and that it can be repeated next weekend when we start our 2015 Championship campaign. Our second team game against Round Towers was postponed until Monday night, so will be reported in notes next week. The focus is now on next Sunday 26th April, when both of our teams are in action. The first team plays Ballyboden in Ballycullen Park at 10.30am and our second team also plays Ballyboden at 12pm in Islandbridge. All members are asked to be sure to be available, respond promptly to Teamer requests and be at the correct venue in plenty of time for pre-match preparations. We are always grateful for support on match day, so if any non-playing or former members can be at either venue, your support would be welcome. Training continues on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm sharp. Everyone should try to attend on both evenings. Anyone who cannot do so should continue to work on their own fitness and skills. The last few members who have yet to pay their annual subscription should do so straight away.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
ANOTHER fine set of victories for a host of our teams over the last week - threw up a number of particularly impressive performances. First among these was the very strong win recorded by our senior hurlers in the league against Faughs. Not far behind was another strong win in the league, this time by our minor footballers against Round Towers. And Sunday morning, our U15 hurlers played a nail-biting encounter away to St Pat's in Palmerstown, only to come out on top in the end by a hard-earned four-point margin. A very large crowd turned out on Thursday night in the club for the Table Quiz, held to raise funds for this year's Feile teams. There was plenty of craic, a host of prizes given away and no shortage of quiz supremos, as over 20 teams competed to come out on top. There was no winner of this week's Lotto Jackpot of €8,200, for which the lucky numbers were 14, 24, 25 and 29. This week will see the latest in the series of very successful 'Le Cheile' workshops for team mentors, which have been organised by Orlaith Curran. And with Orlaith about to set off for greener pastures down under, we thank her for her commitment to the club and wish her the very best in her future endeavours.
TEAM of the Week goes to our U9 boys' footballers, with all 5 teams winning at the weekend against opposition from St Pat's (Donabate) and St Brendan's. Our boys' Feile team are holding a fundraising Table Quiz in the clubhouse this coming Friday the 24th at 9pm and all are welcome to support this fundraiser for our Feile teams. There was no winner of our Club Lotto this week. Numbers drawn were 15, 19, 26 & 27. Our weekly consolation winners were Ruth Kyne and Donal O Seaghdha. Next week's Jackpot is €7,900. Hard luck to Andy Foley and the Dublin U21 footballers, who were beaten by Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. The club extends its deepest sympathy to Sean Ryan on the recent death of his brother. The club also offers its sympathy to the Billings family following the sudden death of Dave Billings. Finally best wishes to minor dual player Tom O'Flaherty for a speedy recovery from his recent illness. www.clontarfgaa.com.
WELL done to all teams over the weekend. Great performances all-round. Well done to U13 hurlers, U13 camogie Team, U15 hurlers and the junior teams in their great wins over the weekend. Fixtures: Saturday 25th - U8s away to Olaf's @ 11am, U10s home to Skerries @ 11am, U11 hurlers away to Sylvester's @ 11am, U12 away to Olaf's @ 12.15pm, intermediates Championship away to St Jude's @ 6pm. Sunday - U15 camogie away to Na Fianna @ 11am, Juniors Championship home to St Brigid's @ 12pm. Date for Diary: - Commercials Talent Showcase for our juvenile members, 25th April, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Tickets: adults - €10; children - €5. Tickets available at training tonight, 6pm-8pm.
NO winner of Lotto Jackpot of €2,000 for Monday 13th. Five match 3 winners each receive €120. Numbers were 4, 6, 20 & 23. Next Monday's Jackpot will be €2,500. Senior hurlers play Na Fianna in the Championship in Parnell Park on Friday at 6.45pm. Best of luck to all concerned. Please support. Strictly Craobh is well under way and all the dancers are in full training mode. Our thanks to Patrick Cullen for all his help. Tickets at €20 each are now on sale and the big event is on Saturday 23rd May. Tickets for the National Football League Final must be paid for tonight. Please contact Mary Derwin. The club have entered in a Gym Sharing arrangement with Crave Fitness and Dwayne Roche. Over the past few weeks, the gym has undergone a complete refurbishment. Dwayne will operate the gym for personal fitness programmes and will be available to members in the evenings for a nominal fee. Please note that you must be a fully paid member to use all the club facilities. Sincere condolences to the family of Dave Billings, who sadly passed away last week. Dave was a true blue and a great loss to his family and his club, St Vincent's. May he Rest In Peace.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to the U12 boys, who got their league campaign of to a great start last Saturday, winning by two points. Hard luck to the men's team, U16 girls and U12 girls, who all suffered defeats to stronger opposition over the weekend. U8s and U10 boys' team played out two great games on Saturday morning against St Patrick's (P) and Stars of Erin, respectively. There no winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 2, 7 and 41. 2 x €20 winners were Cindy Mooney and Pedro + Sue. Next week's Jackpot is €200. 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. 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. 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.
CONGRATULATIONS to our senior hurlers, who continued their impressive start to the AHL2 campaign with another win over Castleknock on Saturday. Congratulations to Shane Lawlor, who picked up Colleges Player of the Week, scoring 2-1 for Dublin last Monday. Senior hurlers are in Championship action this Friday in Lorcan O'Toole Park at 7pm against Ballyboden and it promises to be a great day. On Sunday, the junior hurlers take on Good Counsel in Pearse Park at 10.30am, so get out and support the teams where you can. The 2015 Jim Boggan Cycle was launched on Thursday night and was attended by a large crowd. If you are interested in taking part in this year's event and raising some much-needed funds for the club while remembering a club legend, please contact a member of the Jim Boggan committee. Club Lotto was not won and there were 2 match 3 winners. The numbers drawn were 2-4-22-28. Next week's Winning Jackpot will be €2,250. 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 €950. 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.
THE adult hurlers won 3 out of 3 matches again last weekend. The seniors won away to St Pat's by 1-19 to 0-5, while the senior As defeated Parnell's by 4-17 to 3-6 in Hyde Road on Saturday. The senior Bs rounded off the weekend with a 7-15 to 1-4 victory over Good Counsel on Sunday. Our two adult camogie teams remain on top of their respective divisions following two great away wins last week. Home Division 5 game in Meadow Vale on Thursday 23rd. Well done to the U16 ladies footballers, who beat O'Dwyers on Saturday by 1-15 to 1-5. Hard luck to Cian O'Callaghan, Paul and Mark Schutte, Colm Cronin, David Treacy and the Dublin senior hurlers after their narrow defeat to Cork in the league semi-Final on Sunday. Thaisteal Buachaillí 03 agus Cailíní 04 go Cill Chainnigh Dé Domhnaigh chun cluichí a imirt i gcoinne Dicksboro agus leanúint ar aghaidh chuig cluiche BÁC vs Corcaigh i bPáirc Uí Nualláin. Bhain an 65 duine a thaisteal an-taitneamh as na cluichí go léir. Míle buíochas le Rob Flavin as an turas a eagrú. The 2001 girls won the Division 1 Camogie Feile 3rd/4th play-off match against Oliver Plunkett's last Thursday. They will now head to Galway to represent Dublin at national level on June 20th. Hard luck to Diarmuid Sexton, Martin Cahalan, Conor Mullally and the Dublin U21 footballers, who lost to Tipperary last Saturday in the All-Ireland semi-final. Good luck to the U14 girls in next weekend's Dublin Football Féile. The As are in action in Division One in Ballyboden St Enda's. The B's are nearby at Ballinteer St John's in Division 6. All support warmly welcomed. This is the first time that Cuala's juvenile girls have fielded two teams at Féile.
ERIN GO BRAGH
WITH Coláiste Pobail Setanta, we'll be holding Strictly Clonee on 25th April in Westmanstown. Limited tickets are available, 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. Well done to our U12 footballers, U13 and 15 hurlers, who all won at the weekend. Well done also to our U13 ladies football team. Our ladies football & camogie teams are looking for players. Gaelic4mothers and others continues Tuesdays, 9pm-10pm at Ongar Community Centre. Call Ciara 087-9147154 for more. Our footballers had a great win over St Peregrine's in the Duffy Cup during the week. Anyone interested in playing football can call Pat 087-7642155. Their next game is on Sunday against St Peregrine's. Our hurlers returned to winning ways with a win over Naomh Barrog in the league. Anyone interested in playing hurling can call Karl 087-2352074. Our hurlers play Naomh Barrog in the league on Sunday. There was no winner of our weekly Lotto. Numbers drawn were 5-13-17-27. Next week's Jackpot is €1,200. Tickets on sale at training, in The Paddocks, The Vineyard, The Grasshopper & The Strawberry Hall.
SENIOR hurlers beat Parnell's in club on Saturday evening. Junior hurlers lost to Na Fianna. Fixtures this week. Tuesday: Senior Camogie v Naomh Bríd in club at 7pm. Senior 7 v St Finian's in Swords at 7pm. Wednesday: Ladies Football Division 6 v O'Dwyers in Balbriggan at 7:15pm. Division 9 v St Monica's in Isles at 7:15pm. Thursday: Inter Camogie v Naomh Bríd in Isles at 7pm. Saturday: Senior Hurling Championship v Raheny in St Anne's Park at 6pm. Sunday: Junior Hurling Championship in club v Liffey Gaels at 10:30am. Minor Footballers v St Anne's in club at 11am. Duffy Cup Final takes place in club V Rosmini Gaels at 3pm. All support greatly appreciated in all games. Memberships are now overdue. 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 3-11-15-20 and bonus number was 19. Next week's Jackpot is €4,800. If you have anything for the club notes, please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
WE had a full round of adult hurling fixtures this weekend. Seniors had a convincing league win, 1-18 to 0-10 over Whitehall Colmcille on Saturday evening. We wish a speedy recovery to James Robinson, who picked up a nasty hand injury in this game. Junior As lost their league game v Clanna Gael Fontenoy and Junior Ds lost narrowly to neighbours St Jude's despite great performances from Conor Kennedy, and Eanna and Caoilte Burke. Best of luck to our senior hurlers as they take on Lucan Sarsfields in the first round of the Championship on Saturday evening next in O'Toole Park @ 4pm. Also, Junior As who play St Finian's (Swords) in Tymon North @ 6pm (also Championship) and to our minors, who play Naomh Barrog in Division 2 League on Sunday morning @ 11am in Pairc Barrog. U13 camogie team had a great victory in their Division 1 clash v St Jude's. Golf Society results as follows: 1st - Joe Cunningham; 2nd - Sean Parcell; 3rd - Shay Daly. Next outing in Roganstown, Saturday 23rd May. The club is running a "History of Faughs" competition for primary school children in conjunction with local schools. Closing date for entries is 30th April. Further details on Faughs.ie. Thanks to all teachers for their support. Table Quiz in aid of U10 hurlers on Saturday 16th May @ 8pm in the clubhouse. Please come along and support. It was with great sadness that we learned of the sudden death of Dave Billings. To his wife and family and to the St Vincent's Club, we extend our deepest sympathy. Dave and his trusty bicycle will be sadly missed from Parnell Park and other GAA venues. Condolences also to the Devins family on the passing of Maura. Ar dheis De go raibh siad.
LAST week's results: The senior team were beaten by St Sylvester's in the Cup on Saturday evening. Our second team had a hard-fought win over Skerries Harps in the Cup on Thursday evening. Our ladies team lost out to a strong Naomh Olaf in the Cup last Wednesday. Our Club Shop re-opened last weekend. Thanks to Trudy and her team for all their hard work getting it up & running. The shop will be open for most home fixtures, so please drop in. Our juvenile meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday night, 21st April, in Kettles Hotel at 9pm. A full attendance by all is requested for this important meeting. We are holding a fundraising Table Quiz in Kettle's Lounge on Thursday April 30th. To reserve a table, please text Lisa on 085-7300934 with your name and team name. If you can help source spot prizes for the night please let us know. The deadline for memberships for 2015 has now passed (March 31st). Any player who has not paid membership will be unable to train or play games until membership has been received. If anyone has any queries, please contact Lisa on phone: 085-7300934. Please note that membership can be paid online via myclubfinances.com. The club are running a "Predict the 2015 Provincial Football Championship" competition - entry forms were distributed to all teams. Closing date for receipt of all entries is April 30th 2015. Please note that our Summer Camp will take place from June 29th-July 3rd. Congratulations to Sharon and Damian Kiely on the birth of their twins. The club would like to send best wishes to Denis McCarthy and wish him a speedy recovery. The club would also like to express their condolences to the family and friends of Dave Billings on his recent passing.
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. It was a mixed week for our county teams, but one big positive was the Dublin minor footballers overcoming Offaly in their opening game of the Championship. Our sharpshooter, Shane Howard (a minor hurler in 2014), contributed 2 points before retiring with injury in the first half. Our U7 squad (football & hurling) played their first competitive games when they travelled to St Anne's Park on Saturday to take on Raheny. With a squad of 50 players, broken into 6 teams, it was all hands on deck for mentors, coaches, helpers & parents. A big thank you to Raheny for their hospitality and supplying referees. Please check out our Facebook page for all the action. Good luck to our U14 girls this weekend as they travel to Skerries for Féile 2015. Ghlacamar páirt sa "Chomóras na nGael" a bhí eagraithe ag an gCumann Luthchleas Gael agus Glór na nGael. This is a competition to recognise the clubs doing the most to promote the Irish language. There were seven sections in the competition: Leinster, Ulster, Munster, Connacht, Gaeltacht regions, international and an overall winner. Fingallians won the Leinster Section. We will be presented with our prize during the league football final at Croke Park on 26th April. Ba mhaith linn ár mbuíochas a ghábháil le cuile a chabhraigh linn chun an onóir seo a bhuaigh. Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the Billings family and the St Vincent's & UCD clubs. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
THE Dublin Féile takes place this weekend and the club will be entering teams in Division 1 and Division 5. The Division 1 team will be based in Ballyboden and will be playing Na Fianna, Lucan Sarsfields, Cuala, Kilmacud Crokes and Ballyboden. The Division 5 team will be playing their games in Round Towers Clondalkin, where they will be playing Craobh Chiarain, St Anne's and Round Towers Clondalkin. The first game for both teams is at 10am and we would encourage club members to come out and support the girls. The Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others had a very successful Table Quiz on Thursday evening last. The organising committee would like to sincerely thank everybody who supported the event. The senior team had a very early start on Saturday morning last in their second outing this year in a 7s tournament. Having brought home the silverware from the Crossmaglen 7s in February, a different mix of players again travelled north of the border to Lurgan last Saturday. The draw saw us in a tough group, and we got the worst possible start with a defeat to Ulster club runners-up, Donaghmoyne of Monaghan. The players quickly recovered the situation with impressive victories against Sarsfields of Armagh and St Christopher's of Leeds. That left us in in second place in Group 1, and were drawn against Group 3 winners Truagh of Monaghan in the quarter-final. Our girls came through by two points with a measured, skilful and flawless performance. That led to a semi-final place against another Monaghan team, Emyvale. This was a cracking encounter that ebbed and flowed, with the Monaghan outfit coming through in the end by 5 points. It was a marvellous day throughout. The 11 players were a credit to themselves, their team, and our club.
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WHAT a great performance by our team on Sunday at Nowlan Park. It was a vast improvement on the night in Croke Park when Cork walked all over Dublin. It would have been nice to have won the game, but the Championship is nigh and the team can now focus on Galway for the last Sunday in May. Who knows, but we may meet Cork again before the year is out and we owe them one. There were many man-of-the-match performances, but we are giving the award to the player who made the most improvement in his game and that is Niall McMorrow. Our minor hurlers are starting the Leinster Championship next Saturday at 2.30pm in Parnell Park, when they take on Offaly. We encourage as many as possible to attend and support our team. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Dave Billings on his sudden death. We are open for new members to sign up and join Fodh. 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. We are now planning for our 10th Annual Golf Classic at Castlewarden Golf and Country Club on Thursday May 21st. The format is a 4 person scramble and the cost of a team is €300. Tee-boxes can be sponsored for €200. The timesheet is now open and call Michael at 087-2331983 to book a slot or sponsor a tee-box. The best GAA club team will get a special prize of a €500 sports voucher from Peter Curran. Any GAA club that enters a team will get a tee-box sponsorship from Friends of Dublin Hurling for their own club classic.
JUST two of three adult fixtures played last week, with successful outings for juniors and ladies. Ladies had a good win away to St Margaret's in the league, winning by two points on a 4-11 to 4-9 scoreline. Next fixture is away this Wednesday 22nd April against Ballyboden St Enda's B, with a 7.15pm start. Juniors continued their recent good form with a 3-10 to 0-10 victory over Ballymun Kickhams in the Cup at Westmanstown on Sunday morning. Next fixture is on Tuesday week, 28th April, away to Robert Emmets in the league. Intermediates cup fixture away to St Vincent's was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Dave Billings, who passed away last week. Condolences to all at St Vincent's from the Garda Club. Next fixture is league outing, away to Fingallians on Wednesday week 29th April. Very busy week on juvenile front. U8 boys had an away game against Lucan Sarsfields at Adamstown on Saturday. With a strong turnout, both teams displayed great skills in long-range passing and scoring from distance. U9 girls' camogie put in a strong and confident performance in a Camogie Blitz in Howth. Each and every team member performed great in two entertaining matches against St Maur's. Our U10 footballers had a great local derby match against neighbours Lucan Sarsfields. After a slow start in the first half from both Westmanstown teams, the second half was much different with some great tackling, blocking and defending. Some fine points were scored, but we came up a bit short. Our U11 footballers took part in a Blitz hosted by St Mark's and including St Pat's and St Finian's on Saturday morning .Three wins in three games is a great result and well done to all concerned and thanks to St Mark's for hosting.
CONGRATULATIONS to our ladies team, who won their Cup game v Round Tower (Lusk) on Wednesday. Well done to all the teams who took part in the U11 Blitz on Saturday. Also to the U9s, who played St Finian's and the U10s, who played St Sylvester's. Well done to our U15 girls, who beat St Pat's (Donabate). Also our U13 girls, who drew with St Brigid's (B) on Saturday. Juvenile training continues on Tuesday evenings from 6pm. New members, adult and juvenile, are always welcome to join our club. Our adult men's team have a league game v Cuala on Tuesday April 28 at 7pm in Hyde Park. All support is welcome. Congratulations to Joe Quinn, who recently won our Club Lotto. Lotto Results for last week - Numbers: 12-14-23-27. No Winner. €20 Winners: E & M Tormey, M Powderly and A Fitzpatrick. Seller: Bertie. Next week's Jackpot is: €700. Please play our Club Lotto. Tickets are available from any Lotto committee member, Gough's Shop and Gormley's Pub. Many thanks to all who supported our Table Quiz Fundraiser on Friday night and congratulations to the winning team: Ronan & Caroline Gormley, John O'Brien (Jnr) and Conor English. Our Annual Golf Classic will take place on June 14 at Swords Open, contact: 087-2462992 to get your tee time. Everyone is welcome to play in this competition, so get your teams together.
HARD luck to the hurlers, who lost to Cuala at the weekend and also to the two adult camogie teams who lost to St Vincent's and Ballyboden. Well done to the U9 camogie side, who had a great win over Lucan in their Cluster Blitz at the weekend. The hurlers start their Championship next Sunday against Crumlin in Pearse Park, throw-in is at 10.30am. Senior 2 camogie play Ballinteer and Senior 5 play Castleknock, both games are away. Registration is well over-due, for anyone that is yet to play please do so as soon as possible. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 2-26-28. Next week's Jackpot is €5,100. 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.
BOWLS team would like to invite new members. Please contact the club for details. Pitch and Putt every Sunday morning. Tee time: 10.30am. New members welcome. Please contact John Preston @ 087-8270265 for details. Pool fixtures for this week: Innisfails Red home to Shelbourne Red, Tuesday 21st and Innisfails Blue home to Monica's on Wednesday 22nd. Golf outing this Saturday 25th in Balcarrick. Tee time: 11.03am. No winner of the €5,000 Lotto. This week numbers were 5-9-17-19. Also, no winner of the €3,500. Numbers were 5-12-21-23. Winners of the €20 lucky dip were Ogie, M Whelan and D Vaughan. Thank you for your support. Magic Six Jackpot this week is €1,585. Bingo with Ivan every Wednesday night. Congratulations to Colin Finnegan on winning the Jackpot of €500. New jackpot starting this Wednesday 22nd. New adult & juvenile players welcome. Contact Christy Breen @ 086-3886506 or the club for details.
HARD luck to both adult teams, who lost their league matches last weekend. Well done to the seniors, who won the Corn Ceitinn Cup against Round Towers last Wednesday. Senior hurlers play first round of the Senior B Championship this Saturday v St Sylvester's, away in Broomfield, Saturday at 6pm. All support welcome. Juniors play St Brigid's Sunday, away at 10.30am. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. It is 4 numbers now, €2,900. Last night's draw, Monday 20th April, was in The Café Bar Pub, Leonard's Corner. Contact Gerry Hall for info or any Lotto queries on 087-6463950. The results are also posted on Kevin's Facebook page the Tuesday after each draw. The annual subs are now due. Can everyone please make payment promptly as there are a lot of bills, insurance etc to be paid now. Full round of CCC1 matches on this weekend, see fixtures for details or contact your mentors. ABC Nursery is on every Saturday, 10.30am-11.30am. Contact Marcus with any queries on 087-6620282. The Camogie Girls, age 7-10, are also back training in Dolphin Park Saturday mornings, 10.30am-11.30am. Except when matches on. Contact Rosairi on 086-3005878.
THE U14 Feile Team are holding a fundraiser in the Club Lounge this Friday the 24th. Tickets are €5 and all support is appreciated in order to buy new gear for the Feile team. Doors open at 8pm. It was a buys weekend with matches across all age groups, well done to all those who took part. The Kindergarten is in full swing with children from 4 years of age upwards welcome. Kindergarten training is at 10:30am every Saturday. We are currently forming an U7s team, so any children born in '08 and '09 are asked to come along to try it out. Training for U7s will be at 6:45pm every Monday. Commiserations to Simon and the Dublin hurling team, who were narrowly beaten by Cork in the league semi-final. They put in a great performance and heartbreakingly lost by a point with the last puck of the game. Please remember the Club Lounge is open for all Dublin football and hurling matches, so if you can't make it to the match why not watch it in the club. There was no winner of the Lotto last week. The Jackpot now stands at €4,900. Thank you for your continued support.
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 7-40+. Best of luck to our Girls Football Feile teams in action this weekend. The next Lucan Sarsfields Bingo Night takes place Wednesday April 29th at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. Eyes down. Great wins at the weekend for our U13A, U14A, U16A/B and our senior hurlers. Lucan Sarsfields Golf Society results from Palmerstown House Golf Club: 1st - Evan Kane 38 points ; 2nd - Conor King, 37 points . Cat 1 - Seán Ó Ceallaigh 37 points . Cat 2 - Jack Butler 34 points . Cat 3 - Brian Mahon 28 points . 40 golfers enjoyed a beautiful sunny day and some very good scores were returned. Our next outing is at Hermitage Golf Club on Friday May 15 - not May 22 as originally advertised. Have you got what it takes to beat The Kube? If so, keep Friday 5th June free and contact the organising committee on 087-4650729 to register your interest. 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. 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.
U11 boys had two good wins over Lusk and St Monica's on Saturday. U12 boys got their league campaign off to a winning start against St Brigid's by 6-8 to 1-2. Great defensive work rate from Jordan Mooney and Cormac Horan, plus the midfield pairing of Adam Melia and Ben McKiernan swayed the balance of power in this game. Up front, Conor Dolan with some great scores plus impressive displays by Sam Clancy and Tristan Cawley. U16 ladies lost out to a strong Foxrock/Cabinteely team on Sunday. Ladies 1st had a home league win over Bray Emmets on Wednesday, ladies 2nds played out a draw against St Monica's. Ladies 1st are home to St Maur's this Wednesday in the Cup, 2nds are also at home to St Brendan's. We are delighted to be a host club for the forthcoming Dublin Ladies Feile. The Annual Feile takes place over this coming weekend of April 25th and 26th this year at seven venues all over Dublin city and county. The event caters for Ladies Gaelic Footballers at the U14 age group. Approximately 1,200 players and 54 teams representing 43 clubs are due to take part this year. This year's Feile is being sponsored by AIG Ireland. The club are running another league of our own sports fundraiser quiz this year. Forms are available from committee members and mentors, and need to be returned by April 30th. For details check out manowargf.com.
A very busy week this week for Na Dubhgall. We had a fantastic turn out to our Nursery on Saturday morning and with the sun shining there was fun had by all. Our star player this week was Tadhg Emmett. We also had an absolutely brilliant display from our U8s team, who were playing against St Monica's. Although the match ended in a draw, our team played a blinder and the players of the week are Jodie Gibney and Pauline Knief. And to end a very busy day, we had our U12s playing against Fingallians at our home pitch. We had some great scores from Cian Hayes, Ciaran O'Daly, Alex Brown and Nathan Hughes. With a final score of 8-7 to 6-2, it was a great win for Na Dubhgall and a fantastic way to start the league. The man of the match goes to Jack Crean and Sean Elliott.
HARD luck to Shane Barrett and Dublin senior hurlers in Sunday's Allianz League semi-final. Congrats to Dublin minor footballer, including Paul O'Hanlon and Sean Caffrey on their Leinster Championship win. Hard luck to Dublin's U21 footballers, including Na Fianna's reps, just pipped in injury-time in Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final. Congrats to Grainne Ryan, Tino Kelly, Laura Mulvey and Dublin's Premier Juniors on their Division 3 semi-final win over Limerick. Best of luck to Jonny, Tomás and Dublin senior footballers in Sunday's NFL1 final against Cork. Well done to our senior hurlers on Saturday's win against Kilmacud and hard luck to our Inters. Congrats to both junior football teams on their Cup wins over weekend. Good win also for our junior hurlers. Hard luck to our minor footballers. Adult Camogie this Tuesday night 7pm. Senior 1s away against Lucan Sarsfields and Senior 6s play Kilcoole in Mobhi Road. Senior 3s play Portobello in Mobhi Road on Thursday at 7pm. Senior and junior ladies footballers in Cup, Wednesday at 7.15pm. Seniors play Thomas Davis in Mobhi Road, juniors away to Ranelagh Gaels. Hurling Championship starts this weekend. Seniors play Craobh Chiaráin, Friday 8.15pm in Parnell Park and inters play Thomas Davis away Saturday at 6pm. Both junior hurling teams in Championship at 12pm on Sunday, As play Setanta in Mobhi Road, Bs host Realt Dearg in Collinstown. Minor football on Sunday with As playing St Brigid's in Mobhi Road at 10.30am, Bs play St Peregrine's in St Vincent's CBS. Na Fianna Senior Footballers' Golf Classic Friday May 22nd in Donabate Golf Club. Sincere sympathies are extended to the McNally and Barrett families on the passing of Mrs Eileen Butler. Sympathies also to the Billings family, CLG Naomh Uinsionn and CLG UCD on Dave's passing. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamnacha.
THREE weeks left for Barróg to be in with a chance to win the Topaz Cash for Clubs competition. If you purchase fuel at Topaz, please start collecting topaz stamps for Cash for Clubs. All support is greatly appreciated. Mentors Meeting this Wednesday. Mini-leagues this Saturday. Live music this Saturday from Icon. Barróg's first-ever Bingo night is this Friday. Kicks off at 8pm and there will be a DJ from 10:30pm. The legendary Laurie Hartz is playing in Barróg on Friday the 15th of May. Well done to the senior hurlers, who beat St Peregrine's 3-22 to 1-12. Big Championship game against Ballyboden next week. Good win for the Junior A footballers away to Fingallians. Final score 1-10 to 1-7. Great win for the U16 hurlers against Raheny on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-9. Man of the match performance from Jack McGahey in midfield. Great win for U13B team against O'Toole's in hurling. Great performance by Cian Flynn and Cian MacDonald. Great display of passion & teamwork for U12s vs Naomh Mearnog. It was a tough day vs Craobh Chiarain, but the lads never gave up in a spirited display. U13s were very unlucky in super game of camogie, beaten by one score. A really fantastic performance on Saturday by the U9 footballers, who played Raheny in St Anne's Park. Great discipline, tackling, catching, passing, shooting & all-round skill shown by our lads. In particular, man of the match performances came from Michael Clarke, Will Bourke & Jonathan Smullen. Congrats to Martin and Clare on the birth of their baby girl Millie. Best of luck to girls' U14, who are playing Feile next Saturday in Man-O-War. Tickets for next Sunday's National Football League Final will be available in the clubhouse on Thursday from 8pm.
OUR senior hurlers went down by four points to Lucan Sarsfields in Lucan on Saturday night. The lads fought very hard right up to the final whistle. It was not to be, but a lot of positives can be taken from this game. Out junior six team had a good win over St Mark's in their league tie, while our third junior hurling team lost to Plunkett's. Our minors beat Na Fianna, 5-12 to 2-8 in their football game today. Our U16s beat Naomh Maur's in the Championship, while our U15s beat O'Toole's in their league tie. Well done to all concerned. Our U13 camogie team suffered their first league defeat, going down to Whitehall Colmcille by four points. Upcoming fixture next weekend: Senior Hurling Championship against Peregrine's in The "Bogies". All support welcome. Commiserations to Dublin U21s, who lost out to Tipperary in the semis. Keep the head up Carl, your time will come. Hard luck to Dublin hurlers on their bid to reach league final. You played brilliant lads. We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the Billings family and to St Vincent's on the untimely death of Dave. A true blue and gentleman. He will be greatly missed by Dublin GAA. Go ndéanadh Dia trócaire ar anam usail. Executive meeting on Thursday night, 8pm. Juvenile meeting on Tuesday night, 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. This week's Club Lotto numbers: 6-8-20. Bonus: 3. No winner.
DATE to note: The Club AGM will take place on Wednesday 29th April. St Maur's Gaelic for Mothers & Others did themselves proud today with a great display of football against Raheens. Final score 6-6 to Maur's and 2-3 to Raheens. Well done to U15 girls' football in beating Erin's Isle, 5-9 to 1-7 in Division 1 league game at home. Great team performance. Everybody played their part, including subs, who were all instrumental when introduced. Seven different scorers on the day. Well done to U13s, who had a hard-earned victory over Fingallians Sunday to maintain their 100% record. Maur's adult hurlers lost out to Bray Emmett's at home, 1-10 to 2-19. U16 hurlers: Erin's isle 2-8, Maur's 1-12 away. U14 hurlers: Fingallians 4-4, Ros Lusca 4-14. St Maur's U11 footballers in the A Division Blitz against O'Dwyers & Ballyboughal in Rush. After a bit of a sleepy start, the lads exploded into life in the 2nd half with some high-tempo tackling, support play and finishing. 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. U12 footballers lost out to Naomh Olaf at home on Saturday by a single point. The U11 camogie played Finian's at 12pm in River Valley. Although Maur's led for the whole game with two points from play by Kerri Austin, a last minute first attempt by Finian's gave them the goal they needed to win. Final score: St Maur's 0-2, Finian's 1-0. St Vincent's travelled to Rush for a Camogie Blitz with our U10 girls' teams. It was the closest contest these girls have had to date, so it was very exciting to watch. St Maur's girls won two games (5-1 to 0-0 and 2-0 to 1-0) and drew the other two games. Both nil all.
OUR senior hurlers put in another fine league performance when travelling to Oliver Plunkett's and winning by 5 points. The juniors continued the trend on Sunday afternoon with an impressive win over Crokes. Our Senior 6 camogie team made it 2 league wins on the trot with a win over Faughs. We had camogie victories also for our U8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 teams. The U16 hurlers defeated Castleknock with a most impressive performance. In ladies football, our seniors got their league campaign off to a fine start with a narrow victory over Ballyboden in a great contest. The U15s continued the winning ways also. So, another good week on the playing fields. Well done to all. We send our best wishes to Stan Kinnane, who suffered a shoulder injury while playing for the minor footballers at the weekend. Next weekend, we are hosting the Ladies football Féile competition and we wish our own girls and indeed all teams the very best of luck. We also have a busy week with regular club fixtures. So please, check the list and come along and support our teams. In particular, it's Championship time for our adult hurlers and U16 footballers. Like all GAA people, we were saddened at the sudden and untimely death of Dave Billings. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family. He was a decent and caring man. May his soul Rest In Peace.
SENIOR footballers are now top of the league in Loving Cup Section 2. Received a walkover from Clanna Gael Fontenoy in their latest match. Minor footballers, playing in Division 2, drew with Lucan Sarsfields on Sunday. Naomh Olaf 2-11, Lucan Sarsfields 1-14. The Division 5 team had a comprehensive win over Ballinteer St John's. Naomh Olaf 6-14, Ballinteer St John's 1-3. Dublin U21 footballers and captain David Byrne (Naomh Olaf) were narrowly defeated by Tipperary in Tullamore on Saturday in the All-Ireland semi-final. This was a great game of football that had everyone on the edge of their seats right up to the end. Senior camogie team beat Kilcoole in a closely-fought match on Tuesday evening. Naomh Olaf 2-2, Kilcoole 0-2. The U13 camogie team had a good week with two away wins at Lucan and Naomh Barrog. U12 girls won a close game versus Crumlin on Saturday by 0-2 to 0-1. Well done girls. Another great win for the senior ladies football this week, defeating Fingal Ravens. Adult Cup Division 7: Naomh Olaf 4-12, Fingal Ravens 1-8. The U13 girls' football team were unlucky to lose the local derby against Crokes on Saturday, and will now turn their attention to Feile, which takes place next weekend. Congratulations to Ciaran Foley and Cian McDaid, who were part of the Dublin South Colleges hurling panel who beat Dublin North by one point in an exciting Leinster A semi-final on Monday. Preparations are well under way for the big Race Night this week on Friday 24th of April at 8.30pm. Small number of horses, jockeys, owners and trainers remaining. Contact Jenny Murray 086-1789368 or Maeve Kearns 087-8500241. Prizes on the night for best dressed man and woman as well as lots of other prizes. This is a not to be missed night.
THE management committees and members extend deepest sympathies to the wife and family of legendary GAA stalwart Dave Billings. We also send our condolences to his club St Vincent's on their loss. Our senior hurlers had a terrific away win v Ballinteer in the league on Friday night, as did our adult Division 9 hurlers with a home win over Na Fianna, also Friday. Sunday, our adult Division 6 hurlers were home to win over St Brendan's. Our minor footballers had a great win away to Whitehall in the league on Saturday, while our U13A hurlers won at home on Friday night in the league to Clanna Gael Fontenoy. Well done to all the teams that participated in the Boys' U11 Blitz and the Girls' U11 Blitz on Saturday. Fingal Ravens came to play our U9 footballers on Saturday. Both our teams played exceptionally well, especially Danny, Ciaran, Brandon, Karl & Finn. This coming Friday evening, our senior hurlers play a Championship game in Parnell Park at 6:45pm. So, jerseys on, flags waving and voices in full tune to supporting lads. There's a cake sale in aid of Temple Street Hospital this Saturday in our lounge 10am-12pm. All welcome. For your entertainment this weekend in O'Toole's lounge, Friday night sees the return of our popular card bingo and quiz. Saturday, it's the music of East Coast and Sunday directly after the screened Dublin match, it's the evergreen Georgie Murphy from 6pm-8pm. There was no winner of our weekly Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 10, 19, 21 & 22. This week's Jackpot will be €2,600.
GREAT wins for both the Parnell's U12 football teams in their 1st competitive league games. The A team had a super win away to Castleknock, while the B team had a super win at home to Whitehall. Great first day back at nursery at the weekend. New players are always welcome. Registration from 9.45am in St David's every Saturday. Blood Donor Clinic taking place Wednesday 22nd April from 5pm-8.30pm at the club. A Night With Red Hurley, Saturday 30th May 2015. Doors Open: 8:30pm. Music until late. Tickets are €15 and available at reception. Best of luck to Dublin minor Vice-captain Carl Sammon and the rest of the hurlers playing in Parnell Park this Saturday at 2.30pm. Parnell's would like to wish all the best to Darren Rooney on his move back to Portlaoise. All fixtures available on our Facebook page.
CLUB shop is now open on Thursdays from 8pm-9pm and on Saturday from 10am-12am. Congratulations to Captain Brian Howard, Darren Byrne, Glen McNamara and the Dublin minor Team on a great performance on Saturday against Offaly. Dublin 2-11 v 1-9 Offaly. Our Raheny minors had a good win over Clontarf on Sunday morning. Raheny 4-9 v 1-8 Clontarf. The very best of luck to our Feile Ladies Footballers on Saturday, as team A heads to Man-O-War and team B to Clonee. Our Feile boys' footballers finished off their fundraiser with a splash. Well done to all the lads and parents who took part and supported. AHL2: Raheny 1-18 v 1-13 Sylvester's. Ladies Footballers Division 5: Raheny 1-16 v 5-5 Ranelagh Gaels. Our Junior B hurlers had a win over St Joseph's OCB on Sunday morning. Thanks again to asapsignswords, who sponsored the fab new Jerseys. Well done to our U14 ladies footballers for their win in Clanna Gael on a lovely Sunday morning. Raheny 5-7 to 4-4 Clanna. Our senior camogie team are looking for your support on Tuesday evening in St Anne's on pitch 10 at 7pm. Club Lotto is now a massive €6,000. Why not play online. Someone has to win. It could be you.
OUR U12 boys maintained their unbeaten run for 2015, with another great win over St Vincent's on Saturday. Really strong performance, determination and skill levels from all. Fantastic individual displays by Liam Moyston, Darragh Malone, Ciaran Hyland and Ruarai O'Connor. They play Ballyboden on The Acres this Wednesday night at 6.15pm. Please come out to give them support. There is a committee meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Full swing ahead for our Kube Fundraising event on the 9th of May. Tickets for the event of the year are now on sale from any committee member or team mentor. There are one or two places left in The Kube, so if you think you can beat The Kube and walk away with €2,000 in prize money, get in contact with us.
ROUND TOWER CLONDALKIN
IMPORTANT reminder: An EGM will took place last night in the Clubrooms at 7.30pm. This meeting had a single item on the agenda - the proposed sale of a small parcel of surplus land at the club grounds at Monastery Road to alleviate monies owed on the long term mortgage from the original acquisition of Monastery Road. On the playing pitches, senior Hurlers lost league clash v Ballyboden, inter footballers defeated by St Jude's in Cup, and minors defeated in league by Isles of the Sea. Round Tower will host U14 Ladies Feile next Saturday 24th April, with games played in Moyle Park from 10am. Anyone interested in assisting with the coaching and mentoring of our Senior Ladies Camogie team? Assistance is required and if you can help please contact Ciara at 085-1633323. Round Tower junior hurlers will host as Texas Hold 'Em Poker event this coming Sunday 26th April in the clubrooms. It will commence at 6pm with €40 freeze-out and 10,000 starting chips. Round Tower Lotto draw 13th April. Jackpot: €7,000 & numbers drawn: 18-25-27-28. Bonus ball: 17. 3 x €100 winners: Teresa Verso, Breda Delaney & Fergus Cummins. Play the Club Lotto online at www.roundtower.ie. Round Tower is delighted to offer excellent party packages for celebratory functions. Packages provided for no extra cost. 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. We again ask mentors to have pictures of teams taken for upcoming season to be featured on the club website. Email pics to email@example.com.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
CONGRATULATIONS to Cormac Howley, who togged out for the first time for the Dublin minors, who played and beat Offaly in the Leinster Minor Championship on Saturday. Although Cormac didn't get a run out yesterday, we know it's only a matter of time before he does. All in the club are thrilled with your achievement and wish you the best of luck with the next stage of your footballing career. All who turned out for our Casino Night were treated to an exciting and entertaining evening in the club with thanks to Casino Enterprises. The croupiers enchanted and regaled the crowd throughout the night with lots of fun elements that included dance competitions to win extra chips, in which everyone took part. Whether you could play or not, everyone vied for space at the tables and all had fun playing while their chips lasted. Our thanks go to Bambury Bookmakers, main sponsors of the event, table sponsors Hanlon Machinery, Liam Fitzgerald Solicitors, Lusk Motor Factors, Lusk Pharmacy, Papa Gigios and Swords Motor Factors. Thanks to our fundraising committee for coming up with another great night out for us and to all who came along and supported the evening - many of whom asked when will be the next Casino Night. Our Adult Hurlers Duathlon takes place this Saturday and leaves the club at 2pm. Comprising of a 5K run, 20K cycle and ending on a further 5K run, the cost of entry is €20 per person (or you can enter 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. U14 Hurlers: Fingallians (4-4); Ros Lusca (4-12). U16 Hurlers: Naomh OP/ER (6-13), Round Towers (0-3).
SCOIL Uí CHONAILL
A big win for the 2nd hurling team on Sunday afternoon in their league game. Many thanks to O'Dwyers for their very welcome hospitality, enjoyed by the players, mentors and supporters after the game. The scheduled game for the 1st team was deferred due to the death of Dave Billings, RIP. We extend our sincere condolences to the Billings family, St Vincent's and UCD GAA. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dills. There are lots of games this week, as mid-week fixtures are scheduled. Among the fixtures, the U16s play Lucan Sarsfields in the Division 1 hurling league on Tuesday and the ladies host Skerries Harps in the Cup on Wednesday evening. Team of the week are the U9s, who had a great team performance in their hurling game on Saturday morning. Great wins also for U8s and U10s in their games. The U11s hosted a Football Blitz on Saturday morning and everyone was delighted to receive a Dublin medal. Next weekend is Girls Football Feile and we wish all involved the best, especially our U14s who head to Monastery Road for this unique event. Adult Hurling Championship starts next weekend with a home game v Trinity Gaels at 6pm on Saturday in Clontarf Road. Earlier, the U16s play their A Football quarter-final v Whitehall Colmcille. Support is welcome for all games. Fantastic feedback on the 'Coaching the Coaches' hurling course, held in the club on Friday evening with Paudie Butler. Paudie is a great ambassador for the GAA and hurling in particular. The Coaches received lots of great ideas and insights for their training sessions. On Saturday morning, there was great support from members and visitors for both the Temple Street Great Irish Bake Sale in clubhouse and the U14 Girls Feile team Sausage Sizzle on the BBQ.
AR an Déardaoin bhí bua maith ag na U11 in aghaidh Erin Go Bragh. Ar an Satharn bhí bua an mhaith ag na U14 in aghaidh Naomh Uinsionn. D'éirigh leis na Sinsear an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar Caoimhín ar an Satharn. Bhí an-chluiche ag Seán. Ar an Domhnach theip ar na Soisir in aghaidh Caisleáin an Cnucha as baile. Ar an Déardaoin seo chugainn beimid ag imirt sa Chraobh A in aghaidh Cumann Parnell in Clonshaugh. Beidh tacaíocht ag teastáil. Bígí ann. Beidh na Soisir ag imirt sa Chraobh D ar an Domhnach seo chugainn ag meán lae in aghaidh Na Fianna in Collinstown. Fuair Dave Billings bás seachtain ó shin agus ba mhaith linn comhbhrón a dhéanamh le clann Dave agus Naomh Uinsionn chomh maith. Duine uasal ab ea é. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.
THE Juvenile Academy is in action every 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. There is an old saying "if at first you don't succeed try and try again" and it definitely applies to our U12 boys' team. After a lean period of almost two years since they first came together, this loyal band of Shankill players produced fantastic football to secure their first-ever win in a match against St Jude's. In a thrilling and tough encounter, they played brilliantly until the final whistle. Well done everyone. We are all very proud of you. However, its back to training, both boys and girls teams, Wednesday evening at 7pm and Saturday morning at 10am. All 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 €2,250. The €50 prize went to "Spot me Bren". Training for the men's adult football team is on Thursday 7.45pm in The Cliffs. We lost a very competitive game to St Anne's. Next match is at 7pm on Thursday 30th April in Shanganagh Cliffs. If you would like to join the team, please contact Damien 085-2327359 or any club member. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
WHAT a day in Skerries on Sunday last as part of the new clubhouse celebrations. Great weather, and the Dublin and Galway senior footballers playing a hard-fought draw, 1-16 apiece, on our grounds. Great crowds and a day that will not be forgotten for a long time. All the juvenile teams in the club also played before the big match in brilliant sunshine. Congrats to Danny Cummins (Galway), who was awarded Man of the Match and received the Bobby Beggs Trophy from Anne Dillon. Well done to the organising committee and all the members who worked hard to make the day a super success. Thanks also to the senior footballers and management from Dublin and Galway for making the effort and time to come to our grounds. 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. Junior hurlers had good win over Raheny in the league. Also, ladies footballers recorded an away win over Cuala. Fixtures: Tuesday 21st - Senior Camogie v Raheny away, 7pm. Wednesday 22nd - Ladies Football v Scoil Ui Chonaill away, 9.15pm. Thursday 23rd - Junior Camogie v Kilmacud Crokes home, 7pm. Saturday 25th April - Girls Football Feile in Skerries from 10am. All support welcome. For all other fixtures, results and up to date news, see skerriesharps.ie. Juvenile Academy Saturday from 10am-11.30am. Tea and coffee available to purchase upstairs in Clubhouse and Club Shop open at same times. Harps Club Ties now in stock at €15. Great gift idea. Contact Fergal 086-8984657. Zingo result: 4-6-5-1-2-7-3. No Jackpot winner.
STARS OF ERIN
MEN'S adult team had a good win over St Joseph's. Shane McDonnall made his debut and scored a great goal. Ladies team lost their match last Wednesday. Ladies have a match this Wednesday at home. U10s had a good win. Clothes Bank in Car Park. Please support. Club are holding a Social Night in Step Inn on Saturday 2nd may. Please come along. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 3-18-23. €20 winners: Abigale O'Neill, Laura McDunphy & Ciara O'Connor. Next week's Jackpot: €1,500. Thanks for all your support.
FOOTBALL 2nd team drew with Naomh Fionnbarra last Tuesday evening, AFL10, and were victorious over Pavee GAA in the Duffy Cup on Sunday. Hurlers were beaten in their Round 3 AHL6 match away to O'Toole's last Sunday. Ladies football team commenced their season with a victory over St Jude's in the league last Monday week and continue their league campaign tomorrow evening with an away tie against Man-O-War at 7.15pm. Hurlers commence their Junior B Championship campaign with a home tie against Raheny this Sunday at 11am. Also, the U9s fielded two teams for the first time ever last Saturday morning at home to Clontarf. 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 McDonough, 087-6701064 or Malachi Doyle, 086-3322076. Details can be found on our Facebook page, also Twitter @stbrendansdub7 or check out our website, www.stbrendansgaa.org. Training continues for the footballers this Tuesday and Thursday at 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.
THE St Brigid's GAA Annual Golf Classic will be held in Royal Tara Golf Club on Friday 22nd May. For further information or to enter a team, see the club website or contact Paddy Davey on 086-8229312. Our Club Nursery runs as normal this Saturday 25th April from 9.30am-11am. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area and new members and families are always welcome. For more information, contact Paul on 087-9154748. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a massive €15,000 with the reserve rising to €5,800 for this week's draw in The Vineyard on Thursday 23rd April. Thank you to everybody who supports our Lotto and to our Lotto committee. The St Brigid's GAA Spring Market takes place in Russell Park on April 25th. Items for sale include men's and ladies clothing, CDs, DVDs, Books, Toys and lots more. To book a stall, contact Mary on firstname.lastname@example.org. St Brigid's GAA will host the Division 3 Hurling Féile na nGael games in Russell Park on Saturday 2nd May. The Final Texas Hold 'Em Poker Night before the summer/autumn break will take place on May 15th in the clubhouse. For tickets and further information, contact Stephen Moore: 0876339238. 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. Best of luck to our hurling teams in the Dublin GAA Club Championships starting this week. For up-to-date St Brigid's GAA fixtures and results, visit our website - www.stbrigidsgaa.com. Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Mahon and Rogers families on their recent losses.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE club hosted a Cake Sale on Saturday last, which proved to be a huge success. Thanks mainly to the many parents and members who donated beautiful cakes. The fundraising committee were delighted with the turn-out to support the event, which created a great atmosphere in the clubhouse. The next fundraising event is the Golf Classic on May 8th in Forrest Little. Please contact Tony McDonagh on 086-8527529 to book any of the slots left on the time-sheet. Our U12 girls continued with their remarkable run of wins when they beat Beann Eadair by 7-11 to 0-0. Taking their record to 30 wins from 32 games in the past two years. Team mentor Warren Hanley is rightly delighted with his team's performance. The adult hurling AHL9 team play in Ridgewood at 7.15pm tonight (Monday) and hope to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. All support welcome. Our Senior 7 Camogie team play Erin's Isle on Tuesday evening (21 April) at 7pm in River Valley. Get out and support the girls as they are going well in the league. The Lotto Jackpot was €2,700 this week and the numbers drawn were 6-12-17-22. There was no Jackpot winner. The winners of the €25 'Lucky Dip' prizes were Olwyn Branningan, Fintan Lawlor, James Devlin and Ross Hainsworth. Next week's Jackpot will €2,800.
WELL done to the senior hurlers, who defeated St Vincent's on Sunday with a scoreline of 3-13 to 0-15. Leinster U16A Camogie Final - Kilkenny 3-11, Dublin 1-7. Commiserations to our own Ciara O'Riordan and the team. National Camogie League Division 3 semi-final - Dublin 3-9, Limerick 0-2. Well done Emer Maher and the team, who face Carlow in the final on May 3. St Jude's Girls will be participating in the Dublin Football Feile next weekend, Saturday 25th April. It will be hosted by Naomh Mearnog in Portmarnock, just over the M50. Match times are as follows: 10am - St Jude's v St Brigid's; 11:45am - St Jude's v Naomh Mearnog; 2:30pm - St Jude's v O'Dwyers. All support very much appreciated by the girls and mentors. Annual St Jude's GAA Golf Classic takes place at Lisheen Springs on Friday the 28th of August. Team of 4 is €350 with some great golf themed prizes up for grabs. Hole and flag sponsorship available. If interested please e-mail email@example.com. Coaching Mobility Workshop takes place on Friday 24th April in the Back Lounge, St Jude's GAA Club @ 6.30pm-8pm - U11-U14 coaches; @ 8pm-9.30pm - U15-U18 coaches. Coaches of all teams, juvenile and adults, in the club are encouraged to attend the courses. Please make every effort to make the coaching workshop, as it will contribute to your coaching skills and most importantly the health and well-being of your players. Any coaches who could not attend the previous coaching workshop please make this, as it is the last in this area. Numbers drawn: 4-11-14-24. No match 4. Match 3: Eugene Doody, Declan Feore, and two online - each receives €62.50. Jackpot next week: €5,300.
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 training this Saturday in Kilnamanagh from 10.30am. Training for the junior men's team is Tuesdays at 6.45pm and Thursdays at 7.45pm at the GAA pitches in Kilnamanagh. 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. This year's Cycle Rally will take place on Saturday the 25th July 2015. Anyone from the community interested in coming on board to help organise it are more than welcome. Just contact one of the committee members (contact details on the club website, www.stkevinskilliansgaa.com). The application process to sign up for the rally will open this week. Keep an eye on the club Facebook page for updates. Advertising opportunities for local businesses with the club are now available for 2015. 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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Micheal Cronin, who won the Club Lotto. The Jackpot was €7,300. Numbers were 3-10-16-24. A very well done Micheal. Next week's Jackpot is €3,000. Draw will take place in The Brock Inn at 8pm. Our U12 team won their first league game on Saturday against Lucan Sarsfields. 8-11 to 2-4. No game this weekend, while our U14s have an important league game Wednesday night home at 7pm against Ballyboden St Enda's A, who are unbeaten in the league. Our intermediate ladies team were narrowly beaten by the Garda last week in the league & play Naomh Mearnog in The complex Wednesday night at 8pm. Well done to the minors, who beat Skerries 4-12 to 2-5 in the league. They play Ballyboden home in the Cup Tuesday night at 7.30pm. We would like to wish Daniel Cray a speedy recovery. Daniel dislocated this shoulder training last week. No game for the juniors last week or this week. The intermediate men's team had a great win against Innisfails, 1-15 to 0-7. They have a challenge game Thursday night, home at 7.30pm against Whitehall. Our U12 girls' team will start training Wednesday night at 6.30pm in The Complex. All new players welcome to join. Please contact Emer on 086-0648220 for more details. St Margaret's GAA Club would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of May Mahon. Thinking of all her family at this difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. We would also like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Dave Billings. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. 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.
ST Mark's GAA Club sends it's condolences to the family of David Billings (Dublin GAA). You are in our thoughts and prayers. Race Night this Friday the 24th of April. A number of jockeys, owners or trainers are still available. €10 each can be purchased behind the bar or from the mentors. First race starts at 9pm sharp. St Mark's Presents "The Kube" on the 13th of June 2015. Contact Neil Ussher on 086-2273123. Trad Session every Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm in the main lounge. 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 25th April by "Pat the Hat". 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. €3,100 jackpot not won. 4, 14, 19 & 28. Next week's Jackpot is €3,200. 6 X €50 winners: 1 Eamonn Murphy c/o Hughie 2 Catherine Norris c/o Paul Kearns 3 Dave & Liz Masterson 4 David Browne c/o Frank Doyle 5 Tim Hallissey 6 Dean Fitzpatrick. Lotto tickets are €2 per ticket or 3 tickets for €5.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
U11 girls played their first Blitz in O'Toole's against some really great teams. Girls played with great spirit, showed real improvement and won their first medals too. Team of the Week must be our U13 girls, who beat Lucan during the week and then beat Ballyboden St Enda's on Saturday. They also take part in the Dublin Ladies Feile next Saturday morning in Westmanstown. The Academy took place in Scoil Cronain on Saturday and was a great success. It will be held there again this Saturday and not in St Mary's School, Saggart. Apologies for any confusion. To all teams, the pitch in Saggart has been closed since 13th April for all training and matches so sanding, fertilising and reseeding can be carried out. Exact date of re-opening will be announced asap. Until then, all matches and training must be held in Rathcoole Park. 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. 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. Sponsorship Cards are available from any committee member or from club bar. Lotto numbers drawn this week: 4-7-16-22. There was no winner, so Thursday's Jackpot will be €1,500. There were no Match 3 winners of €200, so this Thursday's Match 3 will be €300 win/share.
OUR Club Lotto Jackpot continues to roll over and now stands at €1,750+. There was no winner of our Club Lotto draw, which took place last Thursday (April 16th). Numbers drawn out were 8-12-13. This Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €1,750+. 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. Our U8 team had another fine performance at the weekend, this time versus Na Dubhgall. Special mention goes to Liam Ormsby and Scott Murray, who were exceptional. Our U12 team enjoyed a 8-8 to 0-7 win over Na Fianna, with Jason Hyland named as man of the match, while our U11 team gave a great display of themselves at the U11 Blitz held in Man-O-War. Well done boys and a big thank you to our hosts, Man-O-War. Last Wednesday, our ladies team played out a well-earned draw against Man-O-War B in the Cup. Well done girls. This coming week our adult ladies play Erin's Isle B on Wednesday night away in Finglas, our U16 girls play Naomh Barrrog at home on Thursday, U10 girls play Parnell's on Saturday while the U11 girls play St Mary's. U14 boys are away to Liffey Gaels on Saturday, while our adult hurlers commence their Championship campaign on Sunday with an away trip to St Finian's of swords. The full list of club fixtures, times and venues is available to view on our website, www.stmonicasgaa.com. Everyone in St Monica's would like to wish all our club members who are making their confirmation all the very best for a wonderful day on Saturday.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
WELL done to junior hurling teams on good wins over St Brigid's and Naomh Fionnbarra at the weekend. Fixtures - Saturday 25th April: Senior Hurling Championship v Kilmacud Crokes, Silver Park @ 6pm. Junior A Hurling Championship v Cuala, Hyde Park @ 6pm. Sunday 26th April: Junior D Hurling Championship v Cuala, MSP @ 12pm. Minor Football v Lucan Sarsfields, MSP @ 11am. Minor Football v St Patrick's, MSP @ 11am. Support for all teams appreciated. Lotto numbers for 19th April were: 13-17-19-28. No winner. No match 3 winners. Jackpot now €3,000.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
THE numbers drawn in Friday's Lotto were 4, 12, 19 & 23. There was no winners; the five envelope winners were Mary Lynders, The Quay, Declan Leonard, N Murphy, Mick Duignan and Eaton Boylan. Next week's Jackpot is €2,700. 2015's Golf Classic will be held in Donabate GC on 29 May. The format is changing this year - we're introducing a competition-within-the-competition. Each team from U5-Senior has the opportunity to enter a team to represent them. The highest scoring team will win a new set of jerseys for their team. More details on registration will follow in the coming weeks. Be sure to save the date. Elsewhere in Cup action, our junior footballers continue their winning ways, putting in another victory in the Sheridan Cup against Naomh Barrog, 5-13 to 1-11. Our ladies also notched up another win, this time against Whitehall Colmcille, 3-10 to 1-03. A selection of our U13 boys travelled to Alfie Byrne Road for the Dublin Development Trials this weekend. They played five 7-a-side matches with 3 roll-on, roll-off substitutions and faced the might of Na Fianna, Raheny and St Sylvester's. All players impressed with their teamwork, speed, passing, defending and point-taking. They'll get another opportunity in May to do it all again. Their coaches - Enda, Peter & Leslie - are justifiably proud of their performance. Well done to DPETNS Boys & Girls squads and St Patrick's BNS Senior Squad, who continue their winning ways in the Schools Leagues. Good luck to Scoil Phadraic Cailini in their game this week. Finally, best of luck to our U14 Girls in their Féile next weekend. We wish them well in their games and hope they enjoy themselves. The boys U14 wait another month before their Feile weekend.