BALLINTEER ST JOHN'S
BALLINTEER ST JOHN'S
ON Thursday 25th September, we had a winner of our Lotto draw for €10,000. Congratulations to Bernard Flynn who bought his ticket on-line. Second draw for €2,400 had no winner and will be €2,600 next week. Tickets are available online at www.ballinteerstjohns.com or from the usual outlets. Bingo every Monday night in the Clubhouse - starts at 8pm and all welcome for a great night's entertainment. Please book that special function in 2014 in your clubhouse now to avoid disappointment. Congratulations to senior hurlers on their victory in their Championship play-off against Na Fianna.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATULATIONS to Ballyboden St Enda's member Paul McGinley and Team Europe on their win over Team USA in the Ryder Cup. Well done to our Senior A Hurlers, who overcame Cuala in the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship. They advance now to the county semi-finals against Kilmacud Crokes. Congrats to all the management and players. Hard luck to Rachel Ruddy and Natalia Hyland who were part of the Senior Dublin Ladies Football Team who narrowly lost against Cork. There was no winner of this week's Lotto draw. Next week's Jackpot is €3,000. Match 1st 3 winners are Alex McCarthy from Knocklyon, Sean Finnegan from Rathfarnham, Keith David from Easton Road, Geraldine Byrne from Rathfarnham. Mick Fletcher from Knocklyon was this week's winner of the Weekly Subscribers Draw. Ballyboden St Enda's is now collecting team information, eye-catching photos, names of any club members who have recently married or any new births within Ballyboden St Enda's for our 2014 Boden News. If you have any of above send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. For any information on Ballyboden St Enda's log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Twitter or Facebook by searching Boden Gaa.
WELL done to U14 St Peter's boys' team, who had a great win over Trinity Gales in a league match at home. Hard luck to the 1st team who were well beaten by Garda in quarter-final of Intermediate (B) Championship on Sunday morning last. Hard luck to Carla Rowe and the Dublin Ladies team in the Final. Fixtures for next Saturday 4th: at 11am, U11 St Peter's boys play away to St Monica's; U15 St Peter's girls play away match v St Anne's in semi-final of Championship; U13 girls play home match at 3pm v Naomh Mearnog in semi-final of Cup. Sunday 5th at 11am, 2nd team play at home v St Joseph's OCB in league match. Support welcome to all our games.
THE Nursery is back on in the Leisure Centre on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm. All children aged 5-8 years are welcome. U8/9s have training in the Leisure Centre on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. Check our Facebook page for this week's Lotto results. The club is always looking for new players for all teams; anyone interested can contact Paul on 086-2189173. Follow us on Twitter (@BallyfermotDLS) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/BallyfermotDLS) or web ballyfermotdls.altervista.org.
OUR heroes of the week this week are our U15 team. Class acts one and all. Though they bowed out of Championship on Sunday, they held their heads high, and battled manfully until the end. What's unusual about them is that only a couple of years ago, these lads were struggling in Division Three, but have secured their Division One status yet again for the coming season. Such improvement, such commitment. Their defeat was mostly through pure bad luck, a day where nothing went right, and some decisions didn't go their way. All the while, the team was pushed on by Eamon Hill, Cian Fagan and Ryan Kelly. Keep the heads high lads, you're our heroes of the week. Our U11s had a couple of great games again this week against Margaret's, with Alex Matthews and Craig Murray exceptional. Another improving team. Congrats to our minor team, who defeated a plucky Raheny to regain their form in the Minor Championship. Best for Ballymun was Paddy Small up front and Evan Comerford between the sticks. Next up is away to Castleknock on the 12th October. Hard luck to Denise Masterson, and the rest of the Dublin Ladies team on their heart-breaking defeat to Cork in the All-Ireland final, so near yet so far. Our intermediates play a title decider in Pairc Ciceam against Good Counsel at 5pm on Saturday 4th October, which is handy as it follows quickly our senior footballers playing against Plunkett's in Parnell Park at 3.30pm. Exciting weekend for our two top adult teams. The much-awaited Leaving Cert grinds have been rolled out, and all details are up on our forum. For more info on this, or any other club gossip, go to our website http://www.ballymunkickhams.com and on our Facebook page or Twitter @BallymunGAA.
WELL done to the ladies footballers performed brilliantly in the All-Ireland Junior 7s at the weekend. They were extremely unlucky to fall at the final hurdle for the second year in a row. The Intermediate Football Championship Semi-Final takes place this Friday night against Clanna Gael in Parnell Park. Throw-in is at 8.15pm, and loads of support is needed. Once again both U15 boys' football teams were successful in their Championship games on Sunday. The first team overcame Raheny by 9 points in Porterstown to clinch a place in the semi-final. The second team also won by the same margin in a brilliant game against local rivals Lucan Sarsfields to book their place in the final. Further details of dates/times etc of next matches will be posted on the website. Congratulations to the U14 girls, who had a great day at Croke Park in their role as ball girls for the All-Ireland Ladies Football Final. It's just a shame the result didn't go Dublin's way. The nursery is on every Saturday morning at 10am in Tír Na nÓg, with the club shop also open at the same time. All new families and players are welcome. Please continue to send in all tax donation and bond scheme forms for the Clubhouse Fund, as we look to push on after the awarding of the sports capital grant recently. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot, which now stands at €4,600.
OUR first team secured an important victory over St Jude's in our AHL6 clash on Sunday morning in Islandbridge, where summer-like conditions made for a fast-moving game but with tight marking and a strict referee, most scores came from frees. Although the visitors started strongly, we marked tightly and defended well. We gradually picked up the scores and, thanks to a Rob Griffin goal coming at the end of a well-worked attack, we had a 5 point lead at half-time. Jude's started strongly again in the second half and reduced the deficit to 2 points but were punished for conceding frees in scoring range. Some frantic defence was required in the closing stages as the visitors came in search of goals, but Ray Ryan kept a clean sheet and we closed out the victory by 1-12 to 0-9. Well done to all who took part. No fixtures this weekend for the second team, but we still have a few AHL8 fixtures to finish our season so we can expect to be in action on week-ending 12th October. Off the field, the committee confirmed the results of our recent All-Ireland Score Predictions competition on the drawn game, which brought victory to our own Cat with Conor McCarthy winning and second place going to Susan Nic Aonghusa. Many thanks to all who supported this fundraiser. For more information on our club activities see our website www.civilservicehurlingclub.ie.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
THE Play to Stay Super Games Centre initiative got off to a flying start on Friday evening at the club with a strong turnout of 12-16 year old footballers, all eager for action in competitive games. A good proportion of these were boys who had either stopped playing or had never started, which is very significant as these are the primary target for this particular programme. That said, existing players are also very welcome. The selection of Clanns is unique in that it's the only one in Dublin and is actually the only club selected - all other centres are schools based. So our club looks forward to welcoming participants from all over the city each Friday evening, starting at 6.30pm, in the period up to Christmas. Further information is available at www.gaa.ie/playtostay and information about free registration to participate at Clanna Gael Fontenoy is available from email@example.com or 087-2124370. There was a great turnout on Saturday night, straight after the hurling final replay, for the club's Night at the Dogs at Shelbourne Park. Many thanks to all who supported this fundraiser - the businesses who advertised, those who donated prizes and those who bought tickets. Congratulations to those who won prizes and to those who backed the winners on the track.
INTERMEDIATE team AHL game resulted in a draw v St Kevin's on Sunday. AHL9 Juniors game conceded by Scoil Uí Chonaill. Great win for U12s Camogie on Saturday v Bray. Last match of league away to Raheny this Saturday. Well done to the U10s Camogie in their blitz out in Fingallians. The girls competed extremely well, drawing one game and winning the other. U8s Camogie Blitz Sunday 5th in Dawson Park v Kilmacud @ 10am. U9 hurling had a great win in their games over weekend. Well done to the U11 hurlers on two great wins against Ballyboden at the weekend. The U12s also brought home a win v O'Toole's. U7 Hurling Practice on main pitch on Tuesday 6pm-7pm. Thanks to Crumlin for hosting friendly matches last week. U14/U15 Hurling Practice from 6pm-7pm on Tuesday and Thursday this week in the Park. Match next Sunday 5th, details to follow. Annual Hallowe'en Disco in the club Friday 24th October at 7pm. More details to follow. As you probably know we have been nominated for a chance to win €500 from Tesco in Rathcoole. We are competing against 2 other local groups. We need your tokens. When you purchase anything in Tesco just ask for a token and place it in Commercials container just at the till. Thanks for your support. Fitness Company @ Commercials are up and running in the clubhouse. Great rates for Commercials players, mentors and parents. Intermediate team training Monday and Wednesday 7pm. Junior team training Thursday 7pm. We are always looking for new players for all of our teams in the club. Anyone interested in joining our club contact Peter Elliott on 086-8572569. Check out our website www.commercialshurlingclub.gaa.ie for all information. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CommercialsHur1 or our Facebook page: Commercials Hurling Cumann iomanaiochta.
NO winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €2,000 for Monday 22nd September. Numbers were: 6, 15, 16 & 22. Nine match 3 winners each receive €67. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,500. Tickets are €2 and the draw takes place every Monday evening at 11pm. Best wishes to our adult football team as they begin their Leinster Club Championship campaign with a preliminary round game away to the European Champions Amsterdam in Maastricht on Saturday at 4pm. Good luck to all our supporters travelling in large numbers to the game. Represent your club and county with pride. The nursery continues in the back pitch every Saturday at 11am. New members are always welcome. The new food service continues every Sunday from 1pm-6pm. Why not drop down to watch a full afternoon of top class sports action on our 3 TVs and enjoy a beautiful Sunday Lunch. The Golden Goal returns this weekend. Tickets are €2 and all proceeds are in aid of the Juvenile Games Fund. A new "Last Man Standing" competition starts on 18th October. Entry forms are available from Dave Burnett, Derek Finn or from behind the bar. Entry fee is €10. A couple dates for your diary. The 25th Anniversary of our Minor Hurling Championship win in 1989 will be celebrated on Saturday 18th October. We hope to have a reunion of all the juvenile teams and mentors from around that period. Details will be posted on Facebook or you can contact Francis Byrne or Stephen Carelton. Please spread the word. The Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 28th October. Congratulations to the winner, Joe Whealan, of The Kieran McMullen Memorial Golf Tournament.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to the ladies team who reached the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland 7s over the weekend. The girls also topped their group, well done to all involved. Next Saturday sees our U15 girls play their championship semi-final at home in Killinarden Park at 1:30pm. After that the men's team play in the Pat Tipp Cup at 3:45pm. Former players of the men's team are welcome to play. Support for both teams is welcome. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 1, 15 & 19. 2x €20 winners were Grainne Keogh and Paula Dent. Next week Jackpot €5,200. Thanks for your continued support. Hard luck to the Dublin senior ladies team, who were beaten in the All-Ireland Final. Training continues for all team this week, all juvenile teams Wednesday at 6pm in the park. New players welcome for all teams. Anybody looking to have items included in the weekly club notes, please contact club secretary before 10am every Monday. Keep up with ongoing club events on Facebook and Twitter.
BIG congratulations to Ger Gavigan, Paul Brogan and Stephen Maher, who guided the Junior Hurling team to a league title on Sunday morning. Our minors still remain undefeated in all Championship games so far and won comprehensively again on Sunday morning. Keep up the good work Tony. Camogie girls resume their Championship action this weekend with an away game to Na Fianna. Also, our U13 girls football are in the semi-final v Whitehall this Saturday in Pearse Park at 3pm. Don't forget the Tesco Express in Crumlin Village is still running the "support your local club campaign" so please cast your vote cast your vote for Crumlin GAA. Club Lotto was not won. Numbers drawn were 8, 19, 22 and 27. There were 4 match 3 winners. Next week's Jackpot will be €5,650. Club shop now open every Thursday at 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park.
ERIN GO BRAGH
TABLE Quiz: We are holding a Table Quiz on Friday 7th November at the Grasshopper Inn, Clonee. Its €20 for a table of 4. Great night out is assured. Juvenile Section: Our nursery for 4-7 year olds is now back in full-swing. Training is in Hazelbury on Tuesdays 6pm-7pm and Saturday 11.15am-12.30pm. New players are always welcome. Just simply come down or contact Finbarr Barrett 086-3837411. Well done to all our underage teams in action over weekend. Ladies Section: Well done to our ladies football and camogie teams who were in action over the weekend. Our U13 ladies football team play Garristown in the Division 4 Cup semi-final on Wednesday in Hunters Run at 6pm. All support is welcome. Our ladies section went into Croke Park on Sunday to give the girls in blue their support. The results may not have went the way they wanted but all had a great time. Thanks to Sandra Cooke for the photo. Football Section: Anyone interested in playing football can call George 087-9709795. Hurling Section: Our hurlers received a walkover at the weekend. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday in Hazelbury Park at 7.15pm. Anyone interested in playing hurling can contact Karl 087-2352074. Weekly Club Lotto: There was no winner of our weekly Club Lotto. Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 19 and 26. Next week's Lotto Jackpot will be €3,600. The draw will be held in the Vineyard. Tickets are on sale at training and also in The Paddocks, The Vineyard, The Strawberry Hall and The Grasshopper for €2 euro each or 3 for €5.
MINOR footballers had a good win against St Jude's in their second round Championship game on Sunday morning with a scoreline of 3-16 to 4-8. Well done to all involved there. Senior hurlers game was postponed due to Setanta playing in Championship at weekend. Junior hurlers lost out to Whitehall Colmcilles in the club on Sunday morning. Junior camogie were unlucky to lose out to St Finian's despite the stunning efforts on goal by Cathy Connaghan. (She said they were good anyway?) They lost by a solitary point in their Championship game there. Fixtures this week: Thursday 2nd Inter Camogie Championship v Naomh Padraig under lights (time and venue tbc). Saturday 4th: Senior Footballers play O Toole's away in Blunden Drive at 5:30pm. The U16 hurlers play Ballyboden in the club at 3:30pm. Sunday 5th Senior Camogie Championship V Good Counsel in Galtymore Road at 11am. Junior Camogie play Finbarr's in the Bogies at 11am. Minor hurlers play O'Toole's in the club at 11am also. Live music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from the Cubes. Last Thursday's Lotto wasn't won. Numbers drawn were 1-8-9-12 and bonus ball was 18. Jackpot next week is €3,000. If anyone has anything for the club notes please contact Anthony on 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
IN the Championship Quarter-Final, our 14-man senior team fought valiantly before going down to a strong St Jude's team on Sunday. A big thank you to PJ, the management team and, most of all, the players for all their efforts during the year. Beidh la eile againn. Best of luck to St Jude's in the rest of the Championship. Good to see Ronan Hennessy back on his feet after recent surgery. Senior 4 girls had a very convincing win in their Championship game against St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh and can now look forward to a home semi-final on October 12th. Hard luck to the new senior 6 team who put up a great performance against Ballyboden just to lose in the end. Well done to U15 camogie, who qualified for Division 1 semi-final Championship having beaten Naomh Mearnog. Well done to everyone. Reminder re next Sunday afternoon, the club will honour Joe Cunningham who celebrates 40 years club membership, serving as player, selector, administrator & critic. Happy birthday to Claire Cunningham, who has a significant birthday this week. Results of recent Presidents Golf Outing - 1st Pat Byrne, 2nd Joe O'Callaghan & 3rd Liam O'Connor. Next outing is on 18th October to Elm Park. Deepest sympathy to Carmel O'Meara on the death on Con. May he Rest In Peace. Twenty Questions in the members' bar every Wednesday night. No cover charge. All welcome. Club Lotto numbers were 4, 17, 23 and 24. No winner. Two 'Match 3' winners - Mick Hartnett & Liam Kennedy both c/o Club. Next week's Jackpot will be €8,600.
HARD luck to our Minors and U15s, who were defeated at the weekend. Second team will play Garristown in the league on Sunday morning at 11am in Garristown. Committee meeting this Thursday in Kettle's at 9pm. On Thursday 13th November, there will be a mass for the deceased members of the club in Rolestown Church at 7pm followed by the club AGM. Fingal Ravens Race Day to be held at Fairyhouse Racecourse on 29th November. For more information & tickets for Race Day contact Alan Manning or Joe Kettle. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 5-11-30-34. €20 prize to Joan O'Brien, Scut and Ciara, and C McArdle. Next week's Jackpot is €11,171.
AN incredible comeback saw Cork claim the Brendan Martin Cup in Croke Park on Sunday afternoon. Well done to the Dublin Senior Ladies footballers & Sinead Ní Fhionnagáin, Emer Níefa agus Niamh Rickard on a great display and hopefully they will be back next September. It is a very big week for the adult footballers: On Tuesday at home in Lawless Park our Division 6 team play St Sylvester's in a derby crunch game as both teams look for promotion. The big one is on Friday evening as we play Ballyboden St Enda's in the semi-final of the Intermediate Championship. The game will be played in Parnell Park with a 6.45pm throw-in (3rd October). The Camogie section had a great weekend with the U10s retaining their unbeaten record in their last cluster blitz of the season. Meanwhile, the U9s continued the winning streak with some super display v Naomh Jude. This week's Lotto Jackpot will be €3,139. As usual tickets can be purchased from the club bar or online from the club website www.fingallians.com. Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the Lambe family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam dilís.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
CONGRATS to Fionnuala Shelley, who won two tickets to the All-Ireland Final replay in the September member's draw. Congrats to O'Toole's, Kilmacud Crokes, St Jude's and Ballyboden St Enda's, who progressed to the semi-finals on Saturday October 11th at Parnell Park. We are now preparing for our Celebration Night at The Red Cow Hotel on Friday November 14th. We have special awards for the best clubs and schools of the year. We invite juvenile and adult clubs as well as Primary and Second Level schools to write in and tell us what they are doing to promote hurling in their clubs. The winners will be our guests on the night. We also have a Hall of Fame Award to give to somebody who has worked hard and long to promote hurling. Last year's winner was Con Ryan. If there is somebody in your club or school who should be considered for this award please contact us. Visit our website at www.fodh.ie.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the teams who contributed to a very successful weekend on the pitch. The U15 boys qualified for the Hurling Shield Final and they have reached the semi-final of their Football Championship. The U12 camogie had a decisive win over Erin's Isle in the league, while the U9 and 10 camogie and the U10 boys had success in their respective blitzes. A special mention for the U13 camogie who had a great match against Ballyboden in the Championship. The club AGM takes place on Thursday 23rd October at 8pm in the clubhouse. All motions and nominations must be with the club secretary by 2nd October. The 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday 18th of October at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel. Tickets are available from the committee. The annual mass for deceased members will take place on Saturday 22nd November in the clubhouse. Further details later. Your support for this and all activities is greatly appreciated. The Annual Juvenile Presentation night takes place on Saturday 29th November. Tickets will be available soon from the organising committee. They are looking to have all the trophies sponsored on the night, so if you think you could arrange some sponsorship please contact Liz Baker as soon as possible. On Sunday 5th of October we have a set-dancing Ceili in the club from 2.30pm. The Glenside Ceili Band will provide the music. Tickets are available from the club. Anybody interested in taking up fencing as a hobby can have a go on Tuesday evenings in the club. Details are available in the club. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 3-9-20. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,300. Bingo continues every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. We have Texas Hold'em in the bar on Friday nights at 9pm.
TEAM of the week: Crokes U14 ladies footballers, who have won this year's FBD U14 All-Ireland Ladies 7s after a great display in the final, beating Kilkerrin/Clonberne 6-3 to 3-11. Heartiest congratulations to all the players and management involved with the team. You did yourselves and the club proud. A big thank you also to FBD who sponsored the football events. Commiserations to our "Jackies" on being pipped in the All-Ireland Final. Congratulations to Boden on winning the Ryder Cup. Senior B Hurlers take title with a 1-16 to 0-14 win against Setanta at Parnell Park despite a strong Setanta fightback. The Junior As drew with Barrs in league at Silverpark. The Senior As overcame Vincent's in a tough battle to reach Championship Semi-Final. Despite a one point home loss to favourites Na Fianna, the Minor A footballers focus on winning their next two group games to progress in the Minor A Championship. The Minor Bs recovered from the concession of three goals to pull away and defeat O'Dwyers and gain a quarter-final place. Man of the Match, Mattie Hogan, referred all media enquiries to his father. Next Minor B match Sunday week, while the A team have to wait a further two weeks. This Friday 3rd October, the senior footballers continue their B Championship quest at 8pm in UCD versus the hosts. Sportsfile will also cover the AFL8 match away to Ranelagh Gaels on Sunday morning. The Minor Hurling Championship groups continue with all three at home. The As play Naomh Fionnbarra, the C Championship group visitors are Naomh Barrog and in the D Championship Crumlin are the opponents.
IT was a busy weekend with matches taking place on Saturday and Sunday for the majority of teams in the club. It's fantastic to see the number of Kindergarten children coming on Saturday morning, all children aged from 4-7 are welcome every Saturday from 10:30am-11:30am. We are looking for any hurling helmets you may have but no longer need, please drop them off to the parents' room on Saturday morning or Wednesday evening. The club would be extremely grateful for any helmets donated. As the Clubhouse and pitches are 25 years young this year we are holding a celebratory Gala Dinner Dance in Croke Park on Saturday 15th November. We would love to see all past and present members attend. Tickets are on sale now and are available from Club Shop or please ask any mentor for details. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last week, so Jackpot now stands at €2,000. Lastly, the club would like to extend its sympathies to Damien and the Kellegher family on the loss of their Mam. Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
MANY thanks to all the teams who sent in match reports this weekend. Full details can be found on our website www.lucansarsfields.ie. Over 1,500 players in action in the last week across all 4 codes from age 7 to 40+. Congratulations to our U15A footballers on securing a Championship semi-final place following a 2 point win over Ballyboden. Best of Luck to our senior footballers in Championship quarter-final on Sunday 4pm in O'Toole Park v Ballyboden and our intermediate footballers who are in action in the club Wednesday evening. Best of Luck to our U16 hurlers, who are also in a Championship Final next Saturday. Thanks to all who made our Family Fun Day such a huge success. The Golf Society's Captains Prize day will take place on Saturday October 4th at 12pm in Luttrellstown Golf Club. Contact Gerry on 086-0560111 to book a slot. The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club 25 Card Drive resumes on Friday 17th October and will continue to May 2015 in the Clubhouse Bar. Set dancing every Wednesday at 8:30pm. All welcome. The Club Shop is open on Saturday's from 12pm and Thursday evening from 7:30pm. The online version is open 24/7. Our Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on every Saturday at 1:30pm at the Clubhouse. There was no winner of the €20,000. Lotto draw numbers were 2, 4, 11 and 25. The €2,000 prize was won with the numbers 3, 4, 8 and 18. This week's 2 Jackpots are €20,000 and €1,000. Lucan Village Pharmacy sponsoring, with Diarmuid Dawson's team in charge.
THE coaches of the U11 team would like to thank all the players and supporters who made the long trip to Bray on Saturday. Unfortunately, we were beaten on the day but great displays from Paddy Doyle, Jack Crean and Nathan O'Reilly. Great to see such a big turn-out at the U8s training on Saturday morning. All welcome next Saturday in the Racecourse Park at 10.50pm. Contact Mark Gibney on 086-8394131 for details.
CONGRATS to our Minor A footballers on Championship win against Kilmacud Crokes, well done to our Cs on their draw against TSS. Hard luck to our senior and inter hurlers over the weekend and also to Minor B footballers. Hard luck to Leah Caffrey, Lucy Collins and Dublin's senior ladies footballers on Sunday's heart-breaking result. Our senior ladies footballers play Wexford's Shelmalier in Leinster quarter-final in Mobhi Road this Saturday at 2pm and the ladies are looking forward to a big home crowd. AFL10 team play Whitehall Colmcilles in Cloghran at 3pm and later at 5pm our Junior A footballers are away to Scoil Uí Chonaill. Camogie Championship on Sunday at 11am with Senior 1s away to Ballyboden St Enda's, Senior 6s play Setanta in Mobhi Road and later at 12.30pm Senior 3s play Crumlin in Mobhi Road. AFL8 footballers play St Vincent's in Collinstown at 11am and also at 11am all three minor hurling teams are in Championship with As away to Cuala, Bs play St Brigid's in Mobhi Road and Cs play Naomh Olaf in St Vincent's CBS. Best of luck to all teams, all support welcome. Over 40s Charity Football match Saturday 18th October. Anyone interested in playing can come along for a "kick-around" Thursday in club at 9.30pm. Maintenance Committee looking for help next Sat (4th October) at 10am to finish the hanging of wire mesh on the surrounds of the outdoor handball alley and also to help with clean-up of sand and leaves etc that are blocking the drains on the drive way. Clothes Recycling campaign underway, bring your unwanted clothes, shoes, bed linen, curtains, towels and other fabrics to Dressing Room 4. No duvets please. Updated list of unpaid members now posted on members' noticeboard. Club shop open Saturdays 9am-1pm. AGM Thursday 9th October.
THE 40th Year Anniversary Celebration Gala Dinner on Saturday the 25th of October. The venue will be Naomh Barróg. Great entertainment lined up for the night. 4 course meal. €30 a ticket. We hope everyone can make what is expected to be a fantastic evening. Mentors' meeting this Wednesday at 9pm. Mini-leagues continues this Saturday at 10am. Social membership now due. Contact Gary in the club bar or club registrar Terry Keogh. Live music from The Big Kahonas this Saturday. Well done to the U14 football team who beat Clanna Gael 5-11 to 1-3 in the league on Saturday. Great displays from Liam O'Brien, Sean Cleary, Ryan Alexander, Eimhin Campbell, Jack Sheeran and Ben Gallagher. Excellent all-round team performance. Good win for the senior hurlers over Castleknock. Final score 2-10 to 1-11. Goals from Dean Flood and Nathan Kidd. Special mention to Seadhna Ryan, who made his senior debut and was one of the best players on the pitch. Hard luck to the U8 hurling team, who fought hard against a very strong team from St Vincent's. In particular, man of the match performances came from Tomas Tattersalls, Matti Basinski and Ciaran O'Reilly. Well done to the U8 hurlers with both teams putting in very good performances. Special mention to Joe Flanagan and Wayne Dennis who scored the match-winning goal for the A team. Special mention from the B team for Cian Glynn and Luke Hodkinson for his never-say-die attitude. Well done also to Sean Byrne who scored 1-4. Hard Luck to the U12s camogie team, who lost by one score to Ballinteer. Great performance by all the girls. Grainne Keogh had a super game at half-forward. Hard luck to the Dublin Ladies team in the All-Ireland Football Final. Over 130 people from Barróg went to the game.
WELL done to our senior hurlers on a very comprehensive win over Whitehall Colmcille in the Bogies. The lads played very well despite being short of a couple of regulars. Well done to all concerned. Our junior hurlers drew with Kilmacud Crokes in their league game, while our minor footballers lost to Ballinteer St John's in their Championship game. Executive meeting on Thursday night next at 8pm. Juvenile meeting on Tuesday night 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend, see notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. Some fixtures for the coming week: Inter Football Shield semi-final v Garda Sunday morning. Our junior footballers are playing Wanderers in the Bogies Sunday morning at 11am, while our minor hurlers are away to Kilmacud Crokes in the Minor A Championship. All support welcome. Our Lotto numbers this week are 2 -12 -27. Bonus 6. Lucky Dips: May Maguire, John Dowling, David Reddy & Annie Downy, on-line Thomas Kelly.
WELL done to all who supported the Dublin Ladies. Unfortunately, the Rebels won using their experience. Great achievement this year on the Ladies football side with Olivia Leonard (Dublin Ladies), Naomi Clare (Dublin Minors) and Niamh Carthy (Dublin U16s) all winners of Leinster medals. Maur's/O'Dwyers/Skerries U16 Camogie team had a win over St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh in the Championship, scoring 2-8 to 1-9. Our U15 footballers had a good win over Ballinteer St John's on Saturday in the Championship with a score of 5-9 to 2-9. Our U13 boys' footballers won a very good game on Saturday away to Na Fianna. Congratulations to the U13 Camogie team on coming top of the Championship group after their win against Lucan Sarsfields. Our U11 squad were the recipients of a lovely new set of jerseys which were presented to the team by sponsor Peter Monks. This squad of players have worked very hard over the last few seasons and are always great ambassadors for the club. They had a good win in hurling against St Finbarr's away on Saturday. Our U10 Camogie team were absolutely superb in their blitz on Saturday. They won all three games showing great skills throughout. Their first game was against Ballyboden 'A' and they won by 4 points. Secondly, they played Ballyboden 'B' and won by 19 points. Finally they played St Jude's and won by 9 points. Another fine display from both U9 Camogie teams, who had great wins over Na Fianna and Raheny. Well done to St Maur's U7s boys, who were very successful on Saturday against Lusk.
ON Sunday morning, we had 2 great Championship wins for our young footballers. At home, our minors entertained St Pat's of Donabate. After a tough encounter, they emerged victorious. Our U15 footballers travelled to Ballymun to play their highly-rated team. After putting on one of their best displays ever, they had a very impressive win. Well done to all the lads and their managers. Next Saturday sees the replay of the Senior Football Championship game against Cuala. The game takes place at home at 5pm. On Sunday morning at 11am in Parnell Park, our U15 hurlers take the stage in the Championship Final against Raheny. Also on Sunday morning, our senior camogie girls have Championship action at home to Naomh Bríd at 11am. We need support for all our teams. So please come along. A sincere thank you to all who helped run the All-Ireland Ladies 7s on Saturday. With almost 100 teams, this is a massive undertaking and it ran like clockwork. A special word of congratulations to our own team who were outstanding on the day. They qualified out of their group in first place and were only beaten by a point in the semi-final by the eventual winners. There are still some membership fees that remain unpaid. Would those concerned please deal with this matter urgently? We wish to remind all teams that priority on the all-weather pitch will be given to teams still involved in serious competition. Our Club Lotto Fund continues to grow with the draw taking place every Sunday night. We ask all of you to support this important aspect of club revenue.
HARD luck to our senior and junior hurlers, who were beaten by St Sylvester's and Crumlin respectively at the weekend. Our minor footballers had a great win over Whitehall in their first Championship game on Sunday morning. Our senior footballers are in league action on Saturday evening at home to Whitehall at 5pm. Support appreciated. Our minor hurlers play Na Fianna away in their final Championship group game on Sunday morning @ 11am. There was no winner of this week's Lotto Jackpot. Numbers were 1-16-30. Every Monday night at 9pm there will be a card game of 25s being held in the club bar and new members are welcome.
ADULT footballers play St Finian's N in Newcastle on Saturday 4th October at 5pm. All support welcome. Ladies footballers play Crumlin at home on Sunday 5th October at 3pm. All support welcome. We will be holding a major fundraiser on Sunday 19th October, which will involve a 5km walk and 10km solo/puck. Sponsorship cards will be distributed this week. If you have not received one, please contact your team's mentor. All fixtures for the coming weekend can be found at http://www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. Tony McNulty Memorial Ceili in O'Dwyers GAA Clubhouse, Bremore, Balbriggan on Friday 10th October @ 9pm. Music by Cathal McAnulty Ceili Band. Fear an Ti Joe Condron. Admission €10. Refreshments served. Tá fáilte romhaibh go léir. The Skills Camp continues on our main pitch in Bremore Park this Saturday morning from 11am-12.3pm. Children aged between 4 and 7 years only are welcome. The cost is €3 per week. We are always looking for coaches/parents to help out. We will be going inside from Saturday 11th October to Flemington Community Centre. Pool and cards continue in the clubhouse every Friday evening at 8.30pm. All welcome. Our Club Lotto is available to play online, www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 1-4-23. This week's jackpot will be €1,039.
CONGRATULATIONS to our senior hurlers on reaching the quarter-finals of the Championship following a nail-biting, pacey game in Parnell Park last Friday evening. In the end our lads cemented their place in the next round with a whopping 10 points win over Lucan Sarsfields. Well done our U15 footballers that had a narrow but well deserved 1 point win away to a strong St Brigid's side in the "B" Championship quarter-final game on Sunday. The lads gave their best shot and in the end it paid dividends. There was a tremendous display of football by our ladies in the All-Ireland Sevens on Saturday. Having played a draw in the semi-final, we were beaten in a free kick shoot-out. For such a young team this augurs well for the future of O'Toole's ladies football. Our adult girls also had a good win over Portobello in the league on Wednesday night. There was a significant improvement shown by our little U8 hurlers over the weekend as they faced Finian's at home. They displayed great solidity and spirit proving that teamwork goes a long way to winning. A big 'thanks' to Trinity Gaels for hosting a super U9 Hurling Blitz on Saturday morning. This Saturday night in our comfortable, friendly lounge for your entertainment it's the fab Mr 'Carl Philips'. Club members were saddened to hear of the passing of former O'Toole's player Johnny Jones following a bravely-fought illness. There was no winner of our weekly Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 3, 11, 13 & 14. This Thursday, the Jackpot in our live draw will be €4,000, so don't be disappointed. Play today.
HARD luck to Lindsay Peat and the Dublin Ladies on their heart-breaking loss to Cork in the All-Ireland Final. Congratulations to Lindsey on her two fantastic goals and well done all on a great performance this year. Well done to the U13 footballers on a thrilling win over Erin go Bragh, making it 12 wins from 12 with a great team performance and marvellous support. Victory in our last game will bring the title to Coolock. Senior ladies played 3 hard games in All Ireland 7s. Unfortunately, just hadn't got the fire to compete but a great opportunity for the young players who came to play with the senior ladies. Podge and Tony are really proud of everyone. Well done to the junior ladies who won their group, 3 out of 3, only to miss out in quarter-finals due to tired legs after two hours of football. Intermediate men's footballers play St Margaret's on Saturday in Chanel. Throw-in at 4pm. On Sunday, junior men face Naomh Barrog in Pairc Barrog at 3pm. Juvenile fixtures are available on our Facebook page. Lotto results for Monday September 22nd were 2, 3, 4 & 18 and the bonus was 10. There was no winner and 2 people had 3 numbers. Jackpot for September 29th €4,400. Our Tribute Night is back Bank Holiday Sunday October 24th with our favourite compare Gary Meade, featuring the music of Garth Brooks, Dusty Springfield Roy Orbison and many more. Congratulations to U16 footballers who beat Kilmacud Crokes A team in the U16 Cup on Saturday 4-8 to 3-6. There were so many good performances but Cian Lumsden was our Man of the Match. Great result against a very strong Kilmacud team. Also, a great win in the Championship for our minors. They beat Fingal Ravens 0-18 to 0-7.
SUNDAY saw Dublin in the Senior Ladies All-Ireland Final with our Siobhan Woods. The first-half Dublin were on fire but lost a little momentum in the second-half, Cork winning by a point. A great game but not so good result for us. Well done to our U10 girls, who gave a brilliant display of football and came out victorious over Castleknock. Staying with the girls and moving up in age, U12 camogie had a great win over Beann Eadair on Saturday and on Sunday our U13 Camogie Division 1 played against a very strong Kilmacud Crokes. A fantastic game very close right to the end, Raheny winning by a point. Minor A team played on Sunday morning away to Ballymun. They fought hard, but Ballymun had the edge, 4-12 to 3-08. Our annual school blitz took place on Friday evening in the park, our feeder schools playing against each other (junior and senior infants). We had a massive 182 children compete. Thank you to Seamus Dunne for all his work organising this and also to all who helped out on the night. Our Ogra is really growing in numbers. We had a fantastic 110 children on Saturday training with us. Again this would not be possible without the help of all the parents willing to give up their time. Thank you to all involved. A belated happy birthday to Kevin Leech on his recent 21st, a major oversight on my behalf. GAA4MAs is back on Sunday from 8-9. All welcome, no experience necessary and we will have a guest coach this week. If you have any information to be included in the club notes please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8pm on Sunday night.
THE ladies team's season came to a close this week. On Wednesday, they were narrowly defeated in their cup semi-final by St James Gaels. At the weekend, the girls represented the club in the All-Ireland Sevens tournament held by the Naomh Mearnog and Sylvester's clubs in North Dublin. The Gaels went all the way to the last four of the shield competition, eventually being beaten by Kilcock from Kildare. Well done to everyone involved and for the efforts put in throughout the entire season. The men's team are in action this Sunday, October 5th, hosting Kilmacud Crokes at Bushy Park at 11am. This is the last game of the league with the lads still in the hunt for a promotion play-off spot so all support encouraged on the day. Last week saw the latest Club Lotto draw take place. The numbers drawn were 1, 8, 11 and 21. There was no Jackpot winner. The following each received €50 runner up prizes: K Grimes, A Coyne, S O'Shea & S Gilmartin. The next draw will take place on October 30th. You can buy your tickets in The Tap House, Smyth's, Humphreys and Birchalls or by clicking on www.locallotto.ie. The Ranelagh Gaels Academy continues this week with children's training in Herbert Park at 11.45am on Saturday morning. The Academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun and safe environment for children four-years-old and up. For details and updates on the Academy, Lotto, training, matches and everything else to do with Ranelagh Gaels, keep an eye on our brilliant website - www.ranelaghgaels.ie.
OUR nursery team, the future U8s, won well yesterday in their only second-ever match. Curtis Nolan, Sean Connors and Brendan Mc Gee got some great scores. Our U8 team were beaten by two points in a friendly against a St James Gaels mix of U10s & 11s. Two great teams for the future. Our U10 team beat a very good St Mark's team with a brilliant team display in the second half. Great scores from Ben O'Reilly and David Yeates. Our juvenile section is going from strength to strength with some excellent talent coming through. Never have we had such a volume of young players. If you are interested in managing a team or helping out in anyway with our juvenile section for 2015 please talk to Joe Kearney or Siobhan Malone. Coaching courses are available to anyone interested in taking part. Tonight is the close of our club membership payments for 2014. Our AGM takes place in six weeks' time and only fully paid-up members will be eligible to vote.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
OUR Juvenile AGM will take place on 1st October at 8.30pm with the club's AGM being held on Thursday 9th October at 9pm. The juvenile section is supporting the next Silent Sideline weekend, which takes place on 4th & 5th October. There will be a 5K Sponsored Walk in aid of our juvenile section on Saturday 25th October leaving the club at 1.30pm. We run a Nursery every Saturday morning from 10.45am-12pm catering for boys and girls aged between 3-7 years in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie with a small cost of €2. There was no winner of our Lotto Jackpot this week with numbers drawn 2, 8, 14 & 19. €50 went to L. Boylan with €25 going K Sandford and S Bennett. Next week's Jackpot will be €1,750. Bingo continues each Monday night at 8.30pm with a book costing €10. Our U13s put on a spellbinding display, which saw us put the Castleknock B side to the sword with a (8-21) to (0-2) win in Lusk on Saturday. Fantastic scores from Davison Okosun, Ciaran McCann and Ross Connell, to name but a few, saw this game put well beyond doubt. Fantastic performances also from Dean Grimes, Shane Clare and Conor Bohan proved the difference in keeping the opposition to 2 points. But Man of the Match went to Eoghan O'Neill who put in a masterclass display. Disappointment for our U15s, who lost to St Anne's in the quarter-final of the 'B' Football Shield. Hard luck lads. Minors: Na Fianna (2-8) v Round Towers (1-17). We travelled to play table-toppers Na Fianna for our 2nd Championship match. It was a must-win match and we duly delivered. Leading by 6 points at half-time, the second half was nip and tuck, but we finished up deserved winners in the end.
SCOIL UI CHONAILL
GREAT result for the adult hurlers in the Division 4 league on Sunday morning with a win by the narrowest margin over visitors Lucan Sarsfields. Next weekend, the Division 3 football game v Na Fianna is at 5pm on Saturday 4th in Clontarf, while on Sunday the juniors play Liffey Gaels at 11am away. Also on Sunday, the minor hurlers head to Swords to play Fingallians at 11am. Well done to the U14 girls who participated in the Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland 7s on Saturday and played very well in all their games. 'Team of the Week' are the U11 girls, who had a great win in their game last Wednesday evening. Next weekend is a busy one for the girls with Cups and Championships at knockout stage. On Saturday 4th, the U13s and 18s both play at 3pm, while the U15s have an earlier start at 1.30pm. Full details are available on the Dublin Ladies website. Very busy in the club last Saturday morning as the U9s welcomed Raheny and Beann Eadair for the Hurling Blitz. Well done to the organisers, led by Finbarr and his team, who ensured the event ran smoothly and special mention for the A team who won all their games. The Club Nursery/mini-games continue every Saturday at 10am and new members aged 4 years and over are always welcome to drop in and enjoy the experienced coaching and enclosed facilities at 95 Clontarf Road. The painting of the Clubhouse is underway and will be completed over the next few days. The Clubhouse is open every Thursday evening with members and friends welcome to drop in and enjoy the facilities. Great support from the club in Croke Park on Sunday for the Dublin Ladies, but all were very disappointed for players and management with the result.
THE Juvenile Academy is in action every Saturday morning at the new time of 10am in Shanganagh Castle. The Academy caters for children from 4-8 years old at only €2 per session, covering Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. All equipment is supplied. New members are always welcome. Over 30 players, parents and coaches from our club attended Croke Park for the Ladies All-Ireland Football final and had a great day out. However, it was hard luck on the Dublin ladies who lost by a single point. Boys and the girls' U11 years' football teams train on Saturday mornings at 10am (when there is no match) and on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in our winter venue Scoil Mhuire. If your child is aged 8-11 years old (born 2003-2006) and interested in playing for either team, then contact us now. No experience necessary, just having fun with friends. Our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill was not won. The Jackpot is now €950. Betty & Noel won the €50 prize. Many thanks for all your support. There is no training session for the adult football team this week. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. Club contact: email@example.com or like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.
HARD luck to Lyndsey and the Dubs in the narrow defeat in All-Ireland Final on Sunday. All in the club very proud of you and your performance in the game and throughout the year. Well done Lyndsey. Well done to the U13 footballers, who beat Lucan, and to the U14s who beat Ballymun by a point in a thriller. Fixtures: Sunday 5th October - minor hurling v St Oliver Plunkett's away 11am. Junior football V St Sylvester's away 11am, and Camogie Senior Championship V Ballinteer St John's home 11am. For all other results and fixtures and updated news see website www.skerriesharps.ie. The new Clubhouse is taking shape at the end of the car park, our donation drive is moving into full swing, by now all members should have received your donations pack. If not they are available from the clubhouse or club website skerriesharps.ie. Date for Diary: Friday 14th November - Main Clubhouse Development Fundraiser: The Kube in City North Hotel sponsored by Ollie's and McMeel's Pharmacy. Have you got what it takes to beat The Kube? If so, contact Joanne 086-4058523. Only 2 places available. See our "The Kube" Facebook page. Tickets now on sale €20. Selling fast. Return Bus available also. Contact Ger Dillon 086-6032017 for tickets. Academy now back up and running every Saturday 10am-11.30am. Club Shop open from 11am Saturdays, now situated in the Medical Room. Gift Cards now available. A great Birthday Gift. New Harps t-shirts, €35. Now Available. Orders to Catherine or Cait 087-2730434. D Kube meeting on Thursday 2nd October at 9pm in Clubhouse. All welcome to attend. Anyone interested in being a Contestant in D Kube can Contact Fergal 086-8984657 or Joanne 086-4058523 for details. Adult Games Meeting Thursday 10pm, Juveniles at 9am. Whist continues on Tuesday 23rd September 8pm.
THE build-up is on for our White Collar Boxing event that takes place next Saturday October 4th in Citywest Hotel. To see who will fight see http://www.stannesgaa.com or our Facebook page. The event is sponsored by Paddy Power and you can bet on any boxer to win by downloading the new App. The boxers have put in 6 hard weeks of training and the banter is growing as to if the Blue or White team will win the overall title. Many thanks to all our sponsors and advertisers. Best of luck to the U14 & U15 girls' teams, who both have semi-finals next weekend in St Anne's. All support welcome along. Cash prize Bingo Tuesday @ 8pm. All welcome along. Annez Fancy Dress Disco, Friday 17th October 8pm-10pm, age 10-12 years. €5 entry on the door. Foundation Level Award Football, cost is €15 per participant. St Anne's GAA members/mentors €10. Friday 14th of November 2014, 7pm-9.30pm, Saturday 15th of November 2014, 1pm-5pm. Venue: Sports Hall. Tutor Lee Moroney. Attendance is required for both nights. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Macra is now back on after summer break, all new children welcome. To book our new-look function room for parties, prices are from free to DJ & food packages. A lot of dates already gone for 2015. Contact Cleo @ 086-2650419 to book your date. Pitch signs are available to advertise your business. At a cost of €300, you get a pitch sign 10 foot X 2 foot in Aluminium Bond. For info contact George @ 086-2641667. Contact Club PRO Linda @ 087-6124504 or email@example.com. For more details on any of the above or for information & updates on club activities visit our website www.stannesgaa.com or our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter @STANNESGAA for constant updates.
STARS OF ERIN
U15 footballers played a good game, but lost to Cuala. U12s hurling team lost to Na Fianna. Clothes bank in car park. New players welcome for men's adult team. No winner of this week's Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 5-13-26. €20 winners. Dave Frank, Ruahri O'Sullivan & Shauna flood. Next week's Jackpot €4,500. Thanks for all your support.
LOTTO results 27th September. Numbers drawn were 10, 15, 17 & 18 for a Jackpot of €4,550. No winners. €50 winners were Eric c/o The Coachman's, Marie Carrick c/o Marie and Jack Hayden c/o Kealy's. Next week's Jackpot is €4,700. Many thanks for your continued support. Great win in the last league match of the season last Friday against Trinity Gaels. Well done to all involved this season, it's been a huge step forward compared to the past few seasons. Hopefully we can build on this again next season. Deepest condolences to the Roberts and Thornton families on their recent losses. Committee meeting this Thursday evening upstairs in the Coachman's at 9.15pm sharp. Congratulations to Ken and Ruth on the birth of their son Daniel.
HURLERS AFL5 match against Ballinteer St John's has been moved to this Thursday at 8pm. St Brendan's GAA are hosting an Open Day at the DIT Campus in Grangegorman on Saturday October 18th where the Juvenile Section will be launched. Any parents interested in enrolling their children to play for St Brendan's please contact Paul McDonagh 087-6701064. Details can be found on our Facebook page, also Twitter @stbrendansdub7 or check out our website www.stbrendansgaa.org. Training continues for the footballers this Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at Longmeadows. Hurlers continue training this Tuesday at 6.30pm.
A heart-breaking one point defeat for the Dublin Ladies Footballers v Cork in Croke Park on Sunday. We are very proud of our 5 Brigid's players on the panel on what was a fabulous year. Our Club Nursery continues this Saturday morning from 9.30am-11am. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area and new members are especially welcome. Contact Paul on 087-9154748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot rises to a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place on Thursday October 2nd in the Vineyard. Make sure you have your tickets. Well done to our Minor A footballers on their Championship win and hard luck to our U15 footballers, who lost out by a point in their Championship match. Plenty of fixtures again this weekend, including our Senior Footballers Championship quarter-final V St Jude's at 2.30pm on Sunday in O'Toole Park. Check website for details and please support our teams. Tune into The Throw In on 92.5 Phoenix FM for all your local GAA news. Monday evenings at 7.30. Please continue to drop any unwanted clothes into our club clothing bin beside our all-weather pitch. Spleodar Irish club continues in the club hall every Thursday from 7pm-9pm. All teenagers between 12-18 welcome to practice their native language. Gaeltacht courses for next summer also available, places filling up fast. Visit www.spleodar.com. Thanks to everyone who sponsored our Club Treasurer Trish O'Reilly and Liam and Karina Plunkett on their sponsored cycle for Pieta House. They raised nearly €900. Deepest sympathies to the Mullins family on the passing of Jim last week.
OUR Adult team had a well-deserved break this week to recover from the celebrations after their Championship victory. Their next fixture is the first round of the league play-offs, this takes place on Sunday 5th of October v St Mark's. Throw-in 3pm in Balheary. The winner of this match will then go on to play Clanna Gael Fontenoy. We hope to see the same level of support as we have had at previous matches. Adult training: Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7pm. The winning number in the Bonus Ball draw was 19 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. Lotto: Last week's Lotto numbers were: Draw 1 - numbers drawn: 7, 19, 27 & 28. No winners. Draw 2 - numbers drawn: 20, 21, 26 & 28. No winners. There were 2 winners of €100 in each draw; this will remain the case until one of the jackpots is won. Jackpots this week are €10,000. Envelopes are available in the Clubhouse, the Estuary Pub, the Harp Bar and the Pound Pub. You can now play Lotto on our Club App just text Cilles to 087-1962013. Thanks for your continued support. If anyone wishes to have anything added to the club notes you can contact Lorraine at Secretary.email@example.com or alternatively leave a message on our Facebook page. Colmcilles Gaa Club.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
ON Sunday morning we had two fine wins for the club. Our adult hurlers put in a very strong finish to beat St Jude's by three points in their final league fixture of the season. The minor footballers had their second win in the Championship when they beat Clontarf by a score of 1-14 to 1-07 in River Valley. Another notable performance was by our U14 footballers, who had a fine win away from home against Crumlin, with a score of 3-09 to 2-11. Excellent performances were put in by Jamie Connell, Jack McCabe, Lee Graydon and Adam McGuirk. The win guarantees the lads a place in the 'Top 4' league play-offs, with still one more match left in their regular season. The managers of the U9 hurlers pass on their gratitude to the team's parents for organising a fantastic spread for players and parents at the hurling blitz held in River Valley on Saturday. This week's Lotto Jackpot was €7,700. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 9 & 15. There was no Jackpot winner. The €50 winners were Denis & Jackie O'Keeffe and Matt & Conor Ryan. Next week's Jackpot will be €7,800.
ST JAMES GAELS
HARD luck to the Dublin Ladies team, who were narrowly beaten yesterday in Croke Park. The Adult Ladies team had a very impressive win last Wednesday in the Cup Semi-Final. The Final of which will be played this Wednesday as part of a double header in the Iveagh Grounds. The first game will be the Ladies Cup Final against Thomas Davis followed immediately by the men's must-win game against Civil Service. All support is greatly appreciated. Times will be confirmed soon and will be posted on our Facebook page. Well done to our brand new U8s team who played another practice game ahead of the new season with a very sporting game against Robert Emmett's on Saturday morning. Training for all juvenile teams continues at the usual times this week. For more information on all of these and much more log on to stjamesgaels.com.
WELL done to our senior hurlers, who had a comprehensive victory over our neighbours Faughs in the Championship quarter-final running out 15 point winners. They will now play O'Toole's in the semi-final on the 11th October in Parnell Park. Throw-in time tbc. Our senior footballers are in Championship action on Sunday next in O'Toole Park at 2.30pm, when they take on St Brigid's in the quarter-final. Get down and support the lads. Hard luck to the Dublin Ladies Footballers, who suffered a heart-breaking loss against Cork in the All-Ireland Final in Croke Park on Sunday. Congratulations to Paul Aylward, our senior hurler, who got married on Saturday in Kilkenny and also congratulations to all our members from Kilkenny who are celebrating yet another All-Ireland Victory. Lotto numbers drawn: 12, 16, 28 and 30. No players matched 4. Sean McBride, Tom Malone and John Foley matched 3 and share €250. Next week's Jackpot is €10,900.
THE U12s are training in Kingswood this Wednesday from 6.45pm. The Academy are training on Saturday morning at the GAA pitches, Kilnamanagh from 10.30am. The U9s have a match against Ranelagh Gaels on Saturday 4th October, throw-in at 11am, venue GAA pitches, Kilnamanagh. Meeting at 10.30am. The junior men's Team are scheduled to play Cuala on Sunday 5th October, throw-in at 3pm. Venue Hyde Park. The Club Lotto results for Sunday 28th September. Numbers drawn: 6, 11 & 19. No winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to P Wilson, T Walsh & Al Mills. Next week's Lotto Jackpot will be €2,200. For anyone who has a sponsorship card and sponsorship money from the Cycle Rally, we'd be very grateful if you could return them to the club as soon as you can, thank you. Plans are already on-going for the Cycle Rally 2015, anyone from the community interested in coming on-board to help organise it are more than welcome. Just contact one of the committee members (contact details on the club website). We are still looking for anyone interested in helping out with all aspects of the club such as fundraising committee, coaching assistants etc. If this is something you or someone you know would be interested in, please contact any club committee member via the website www.stkevinskilliansgaa.ie.
THE club are hosting 'Strictly Come Dancing' on Bank Holiday Sunday 26th October in Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry. Tickets are €20 per person and are readily available from Andre Cooper 086-6015524 and Mary Madigan 087-9533864. Hard luck to Muireann and the Dublin senior ladies who agonisingly lost their All-Ireland Final to Cork at the weekend. There is always next year girls. Well done to the U14 boys on their emphatic win against Kilmacud Crokes in the league, which secures their place in the semi-finals. Training for those lads continues this evening Tuesday and Thursdays from 7pm-8.30pm. Next up is Man-o-War in the Cup this Saturday. Great win also for the U13s on Saturday, they won 6-19 to 2-13 against St Brigid's. The lads came from 1 point down at half-time to win by 18 points in the end. An excellent team performance. Many thanks to the Coolquoy Lodge for sponsoring tops for the intermediate men's team. Remember to drop into Ian and Jacqui for great food and drink service on the north road. A big week this week for the intermediate footballers, as they have 2 crucial league matches which defines their season. All support welcome. On Wednesday the lads are at home to Clann Mhuire at 7.30pm, and on Saturday they are away to Parnell's at 5pm.
CONGRATULATIONS to Daire Mulhall, who played for the Dublin Development Hurling squad at the weekend. Well done to the Senior Camogie team, who had another great win on Sunday out in Raheny. U9s had two great wins in their Hurling Blitz up in St Anne's. U13s had a great win on Saturday afternoon, great performance by everyone. We are planning a night at the Dogs in November, for more details contact Brian Aherne. Club Bar opens at 12.30pm every Saturday and Sunday morning. Slimming World every Tuesday in the club at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Music in the club this Saturday the 4th of October by "Rezound". Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm, come along and have some fun. Carvery every Sunday in the club, all welcome. Function rooms available on request. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. Two jackpots not won. First draw €10,000. 1, 14, 25 & 28. Second draw €1,100. 5, 14, 17 & 22. Six €50 winners are 1 Liam c/o club 2 Tony & Josie Flanagan 3 Mick Lambe 4 Triona Doyle c/o John Carroll 5 Patrick Murphy 6 Sandra Kelly c/o club. Forth of the €1,000 draws won by Margaret Corri c/o Ann McCarthy. Six more weeks left for €1,000 draw as part of the Lotto.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
ANY player interested in playing U21 Championship this year please text your name to Paul Drewitt at 085-7333999. Lotto numbers drawn this week; 4-8-12-25. There were no winners, so next week's Jackpot will be €2,600. There was 1 Match 3 winner, congrats to Don Clarke. Our thanks to all who arranged the visit to Croke Park last Sunday for our girls' teams. We are delighted to announce that Michael O'Muircheartaigh will launch the book on St Mary's Gaelic Football Club "100 YEARS OR SO" on Saturday November 1st. Hundreds of photographs and scores of newspaper reports from the past 'hundred years or so' help to make this book a must-read for club members, friends, relatives, residents of the general area and anyone interested in how a small GAA club can become such an integral part of the community it lives in and from. The book celebrates the story of the club from its hesitant beginnings in 1906 to the successful and vibrant organisation it is today. Price: €20.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
CLUB Marathon Cooldown 8 Mile and 5km Runs in Phoenix Park @10am on Saturday 8th November. See registration details on www.marathoncooldown.com. Club Nursery on Saturdays from 9am for boys and from 11am for girls. New players welcome to try out playing Football, Hurling and Camogie in a fun environment. Gaelic for Mothers on Thursdays @ 7pm. Club AGM will be held at 8.30pm on Thursday 4th December. Senior hurling team lost to Craobh Chiarain in Championship on Sunday. Well done to Junior A hurlers and minor football team on good wins over St Maur's and St Mark's. Best wishes to senior football team in Championship v Ballymun Kickhams next Saturday afternoon at Parnell Park. Throw-in 3.30pm and a big turnout in support of team would be appreciated. Saturday 4th October: Senior Football Championship v Ballymun Kickhams, Parnell Park @ 3.30pm. Inter Football v Lucan Sarsfields, MSP @ 5pm. Sunday 5th October: Junior A Football v Raheny, St Anne's Park @ 11am. Junior B Football vs St Maur's, MSP @ 3pm. Minor Hurling Championship v Skerries Harps, MSP @ 11am. Lotto numbers for 29th September were: 1-2-19-28. No winner of Jackpot. Match 3 winners: Maria Carr, Tony O'Reilly. Jackpot now €4,050.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
THE Lotto Jackpot of €7,000 wasn't won on Friday and rolls over to next week. €20 winners were Mary Lynders, Pat McCaffrey, Stephen Flanagan, Betty Fagan and Tony Breheny. Numbers drawn were 10, 11, 19 and 26. Next week's Jackpot will be €7,100. Thanks for everyone's support. Hard luck to Dublin in their All-Ireland Final. Pat's had well over 100 people there, cheering on the Girls in Blue. Roll on 2015 girls. Our U11 boys put in a super performance in the St Colmcille's Blitz. Well done lads and thanks to our Meath neighbours for the invitation. Similarly our U12 boys enjoyed their blitz out south side putting in some great displays of skills. Thanks to Templeogue for hosting. Meanwhile, back in the league, our intrepid U13 boys had a fantastic win against Raheny to gain them promotion to Division 3. Well done to them on a splendid league campaign. Our hurlers beat Setanta in Ballymastone by 7 points, leaving them second in the league and looking forward to the play-offs. Finally, best of luck to our U13, U14 and U18 girls, who play their semi-finals this weekend and to our ladies team, who play their Cup Final on Sunday at 3pm. Watch the website for venue info. #COYGIGnB.
THIS week's Lotto wasn't won. The numbers drawn were 10, 16, 24 and 28. Next week's Jackpot is €5,600. Our Intermediate Hurlers were unfortunate in their Championship Final against St Vincent's in Parnell Park. Well done to all involved with the team and we look forward to seeing you all as you progress to senior level next year. This year's Christmas Ball is on November 22nd in Carlton Hotel Tyrellstown and tickets are available from Lorraine O'Connor, Janice Enright and Michelle Kavanagh. John Lowndes is taking names for Level 1 Course, which will take place in October/November.
CONGRATULATIONS to the AHL3 hurlers on winning promotion to senior hurling next season, a tremendous achievement and the result of much hard work by many people in the club over the years. We would like to pay tribute to the great efforts of the Dublin Ladies in their All-Ireland Final and to our own trio of players: Sinead, Niamh and Nicole. You are all an inspiration. The Ryder Cup will be followed by a real classic - The St Sylvester's Golf Classic takes place in Malahide Golf Club on Friday October 17th. The event this year will be a shotgun start with teams of four battling it out for some terrific prizes on one of the finest parkland courses in the country, which thankfully is right on our doorstep. The golf will be followed by a sit-down dinner in Malahide Golf Club and presentation of prizes. Later that night, the DVD launch of "Strictly Syls" will take place back in the St Sylvester's clubhouse on Church Road. Please contact Ciaran O'Brien - firstname.lastname@example.org - to enter a team in the Golf Classic. We are delighted to announce that members can now purchase their Syls gear through our new online facility. Simply log onto the sports shop by clicking on the link on the club website - www.stsylvesters.ie; order your goods and they will be delivered directly to your home.
WELL done to the Inter hurlers, who beat St Peregrine's in the Final in Parnell Park on Sunday. Senior 5 Camogie team took on CBC St Kevin's in the Championship winning by 2 goals. Final score 4-7 to 2-7. They now face Lucan at the weekend. Hard luck to our senior hurlers, who were beaten by Kilmacud Crokes in the 1st round of the Championship in Parnell Park on Friday evening. The 2014 AGM takes place in the Club Hall on Thursday 2nd October at 8pm. All Members are asked to attend this most important annual event. Well done to the U16 camogie team, who continued their unbeaten run in the Championship with a draw against Ballinteer today. The U14s and U16s contest their semi-finals on the 11th October. Mini-leagues continues every Saturday at 10.30am. The Sunday Night Sing-A-Long & Dance goes from strength-to-strength, so come along to a great night of entertainment. Doors at 8pm. Only €3 admission. Great win for the Senior As v Raheny on Sunday, U14s v Ballinteer, who are now into the semi-final and the u16s v Ballyboden by 2 points. Club Notes Email: If you would like any info to go in the Club Notes, Twitter, FB or Tuesday`s Herald please email info to email@example.com.
COMMISERATIONS to Siobhan McGrath and Olwen Carey on narrow defeat to Cork in All-Ireland Final. The girls have been tremendous representatives of both club and county in 2014. Well done to minor footballers, who defeated Ballyboden in Championship. U15s received a walkover from St Jude's in shield, U14 footballers beat Geraldine Morans. Inter hurlers beat Na Fianna to remain in hunt for promotion. U12 hurlers beat Faughs and lost to Erin's Isle. In camogie, u8s beat Castleknock and u15s beat Naomh Barrog. In ladies football, juniors reached Cup Final with win over St Anne's. Saturday's big games include seniors traveliing to St Maur's in B Championship at 5pm, minor girls taking on Peregrine's in Championship semi-final at home and on Sunday U16 girls play home Championship semi-final. All support welcome. Cubs Club Academy sponsored by Tallaght Adventure World takes place at the clubhouse every Saturday morning from 10am for 4-6 year olds. New players welcome. Congratulations to Bobby and Joanne McNulty on birth of Conor.