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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Harps home would be fit for a President

IT'S a view to take your breath away. And among those taking in the sea-air were Dublin County Board chief, Seán Shanley, and the GAA president, Aogan ó Fearghail.

Both gents were charmed

with the viewing balcony on the new clubhouse at Skerries Harps.

The goodwill messages are still arriving in the post.

The clubhouse cost €1.5 million. €550,000 came from the National Lottery.

The rest came from club members, friends and the local community.

Now the Harps have a state-of-the-art facility. It includes four dressing-rooms, an elegant lounge area, meeting rooms and top-quality floodlights.

The Dublin footballers, ladies and gents, plus the Dublin camogie side, have already blessed the building with their presence.

And the echo of the club's official opening is still being felt on the streets of the town.

"It was such a momentous day in the history of Skerries Harps," reflects club PRO, Fergal Lynch.

Friends of fairway to tee off for Dub hurling

IT'S Dublin Hurling's first major of the season.

And the King of the Cooley, Ger Cunningham, is getting ready to smash the ball down the first fairway.

The Dublin manager is taking part in this Thursday's Friends of Dublin Hurling Golf Classic at the Castlewarden Golf and Country Club in Straffan, Co Kildare.

Good golf and great grub are guaranteed. There's every chance that John Costello will be wearing John Daly's trousers.

A team of four costs €300. There's a few slots still left. Ring Michael on 087-2331983.

FODH Golf Classic Timesheet 10.12: Dr Querkey's Good Time Emporium. 10.21: Naomh Barrog. 10.30: Ken Bradshaw. 10.39: Cumann na mBunscol. 10.48: Naomh Mearnog. 10.57: Sean Lane. 11.06: Clontarf Nursery 1. 11.15: Clontarf Nursery 2. 11.24: St Oliver Plunkett's/ER. 11.33: Dublin Minor Management. 11.42: Dublin County Board. 11.51: Naomh Fionnbarra.

12.0: Na Fianna 1. 12.09: Na Fianna 2. 12.18: Michael Delaney. 12.27: Faughs. 12.36: Ger Cunningham. 1.30: Castlewarden Dubs. 2.0: Santry Sports Clinic. 2.09: Chawke Group. 2.27: Alan Costello Builders. 2.36: Kevins.

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