BALLINTEER ST JOHN'S
NO winner of the October 30th Lotto draw for €3,400. Jackpot will be €3,600 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. 'Mind ur Buddy' information evening on Thursday the 6th November in the clubhouse at 9pm. This is for all mentors and adult players, and will be an information evening on what the club is doing in the area of mental health.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
FANCY a night out - why not come to Ballyboden St Enda's Gala Dinner Dance November 22nd in the Red Cow Hotel. Guaranteed fun. For more information log onto www.bodengaa.ie. The club extends its deepest sympathy to club members Bridget and Declan Dowling on the death of their Maureen. A passionate hurling fan, Maureen was a native of Limerick and greatly enjoyed a social visit to the club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh si. Our Theatre Group are back again and this time they will be performing Many Young Men of Twenty by John B Keane from 15th-18th of November in the clubhouse. There was no winner of this week's Lotto Jackpot. Congratulations to Frank McGuinness from Knocklyon, who won the Weekly Subscriber's Draw. Climb4Clare is a fundraising campaign being organised by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to raise much-needed funding to ensure the provision and roll out of the Climb Support Programme in Cancer Care Centres around the country in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society. Ballyboden St Enda's is looking to get everyone involved and join in a Charity Walk on Sunday 16th November from BBSE to Hell Fire Club. There will be a registration night on Wednesday 5th November from 8pm-10pm. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
WELL done to adult men's 1st team, who won their relegation play-off game to stay in Division 3 by 8 points on Sunday last, in front of a large home crowd of supporters. Hard luck to St Peter's U14 boys, who lost in semi-final league game away last Saturday afternoon to Kilmacud Crokes. Fixtures for next weekend; Saturday 8th U11s St Peter's boys have a home match at 11am at (Ballyboughal pitch) v Na Dubhgall; U21s have a home match v Naomh Mearnog at 2.30pm and U11 girls have a home game at 4pm v Beann Eadair. On Sunday 9th St Peter's minors play a home Championship match (Ballyboughal pitch) at 11am v Clontarf. Dinner Dance/Awards Night will take place in Ashbourne House Hotel on Saturday 29th November. Annual Juvenile Christmas/Santa Party will take place in National School Sunday 14th December.
THE Nursery is 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. This week's Lotto numbers were 08-14-23-28; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot, €3,500. The four €30 winners are Jack Green, Cilla c/o Chasers, Paddy Barry & Annie McBride. 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.
THIS week's heroes of the week are our U14 team, who were unlucky in defeat in the league semi-final. Well done lads, you did yourselves and the club proud, and are deserving of the coveted hero of the week award. The lads have an immediate shot at redemption this Saturday at 2.30pm at home, as they play a cup semi-final. Please try support our heroes. The Executive Committee would like to wish the very best of luck to Ken Robinson, as he departs from our senior football management to take up a new role with the Dublin hurling squad. Thank you for all your professionalism, your dynamic methods, and dedication to our team and the club. We hope you can help deliver great success to the Dublin Hurling team. Thanks for everything and best of luck Ken. Our U15s had a great week with a resounding win in the final group game of the John Roche Tournament, and left the lads top of the group. Congratulations to our U16 team, who were victorious in their semi-final with Darragh Conlon, Seán Perkins, Tony McCaul, Evan Comerford, Shane Leahy and Brian Ashton all excelling. The Final is scheduled for next Saturday, please keep an eye on our social media for the venue and time. The Executive Committee would like to offer deepest sympathy to the family of the late Eamonn Flanagan, father of life-long member and club stalwart, Greg Flanagan. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Reposing in the family home on Tuesday from 6pm-8pm, with removal to Canice's Church on Wednesday for 11.30am funeral mass, followed by burial in Glasnevin Cemetery. We offer our condolences to the Flanagans at this terribly difficult time, you are all in our thoughts. Ar dheis De go raibh a hAnaim dilis.
HARD luck to the junior adult football team, who narrowly lost their promotional play-off after extra-time over the weekend. Well done to the U12 hurlers, who topped their league this year. Good luck to Scoil Mhuire team in their Cumann Na mBunscoil Football Final at Croke Park on Monday 3rd. Juvenile subscriptions at now overdue for 2015 - please submit form and payment through your mentor. The Christmas Dinner will take place December 6th at Howth Yacht Club. Deepest condolences to Fearghal Cunningham (club secretary) and family on the death of his father Michael last week. May he Rest In Peace. Lotto numbers this week were 4-8-23-26. There was no winner and the Jackpot is now €5,200.
WELL done to the adult camogie team, who won the Championship Final after a brilliant win against Ballyboden on Sunday. It was a brilliant weekend of Camogie for the club, as the U15 team also won their A Championship Final against Ballyboden. It was a tough weekend for our adult footballers, however, after losing their Leinster quarter-final in Dundalk. We would like to thank all of those who travelled and supported the team so well as they have always done. Well done to the U15 boys footballers, who won the B Championship against St Maur's. Hard luck to the B team, who unfortunately lost their Final. GMT have moved for the winter months, now meeting every Tuesday and Thursday in the Carpenter car park at 6:30pm. All new members of any level are welcome as always. 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 €5,600.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
CONGRATULATIONS to our U13 footballers, who ended their Division 1 league campaign with a fine win away to Kilmacud Crokes and thus finish third in the table - an excellent result for their first season in the top flight. Congratulations also to those of our local schools, which have recently excelled in their respective Cumann na mBunscol competitions. Each of Star of the Sea, Sandymount, St Patrick's, Ringsend, and St Michael's, Merrion Road, went all the way to win their Finals in Croke Park; while St Matthew's Primary School in Cranfield Place won their group in the Go Games Junior competition. Things could get even better with Ringsend Girls and Scoil Mhuire Lakelands due to contest their respective Finals in Croke Part this week. Well done to the players, teachers, trainers and all others involved in helping to develop this success. However, our U14 footballers were not so fortunate, losing their league semi-final play-off to a stronger Geraldine Morans side. Still they had a wonderful season - topped by their winning the Féile earlier in the year. It's also been a very busy time off the field of play: what with the opening of the club's new coffee shop, the work being done in support of the Marie Keating Foundation and the finishing touches being put to the Christmas Party, which will take place at the club on Saturday 29th November.
TOTW is our U10 hurlers, winning all 5 matches away to Cuala and O'Toole's. What a great end of the season for these up and coming stars. Man of the Day was Martin Kane following a dogged display of determination and effort. Huge congrats to our U15 footballers, winning the Division 2 Championship Shield in style, at the expense of a gallant and courageous Trinity Gaels side up in St Paul's. Dylan Collum deserves special mention. Congrats also to our Junior A footballers, winning a relegation play-off to maintain their division status. Commiserations to our U16 footballers, losing out to Kilmacud Crokes after extra-time in the Division 1 league semi-final. We wish Patrick Smyth a speedy recovery following a nasty facial injury received during the game. Commiserations also to our U21 hurlers, going out of the Championship after extra-time against Sylvester's. This despite a fantastic performance that belied their years. Well done to our adult ladies team, who had a convincing win against Maur's to finish second in their league. Our U11 girls recorded three great wins away to Lucan. Juvenile subs are now overdue and must be paid immediately. Forms can be downloaded on our website. Ladies social football is now on the astro every Monday 9pm-10pm. For anyone interested in a kick around. There was no winner of the Lotto. The numbers drawn this week were 2-11-22-32. The weekly winners were Eamon O'Doherty and Sinead O'Boyle. Next week's Jackpot €5,800. Play the Lotto on www.clontarfgaa.com.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to the U12 girls, who played out another great game over the weekend. The girls have grown into a great team over the last few months. The club has a new App that can be downloaded for free from the App Store. Details can be found on the club's Facebook page. We are pleased to announce that our annual Player of the Year Awards will be held in the Kiltipper Cafe Bar on Friday 28th November. Details on the club page. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 23-32-37. 2 x €20 winners were Ray O'Connell and Wimpy. Next week's Jackpot is €3,000. Thanks for your continued support. Training times for all juvenile teams will be issued on Tuesday. 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.
OUR AGM was held on Thursday night, where Jim Browne was re-elected as Chairman, as was Maurice Kerrigan as Treasurer. However, the position of Secretary was not filled. Any interested candidates should contact Pat Dunne or Ger Gavigan. Anyone looking for any of the reports that were distributed on the night, we can supply a copy via email if you email your request in to firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations to the U13 camogie girls, who won their Camogie Championship Final on Sunday in Portmarnock. The whole team deserve a very special mention. Ger, Brenda, Eilish and entire panel for all the hard work they've put in over the year. Brenda Kiernan is running a bag pack this Saturday in Super Valu, Sundrive from 10am-6pm. This is always a great fundraiser and can bring in anything up to €3,000, so please support the day and give a hand if you can, even if it is only for an hour. Contact Brenda for more information. Also, Christmas draw raffle tickets are now on sale from behind the bar or Maurice Kerrigan. Top prize is €2,000 with second prize a nice €1,000. The draw will be held on Saturday 20th December. Club Lotto was not won. Numbers drawn were 8, 11, 19 and 22. There were 5 match 3 winners. Next week's Jackpot will be €6,250. Club Shop now open every Thursday at 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park. Order now to have your stocking fillers in by Christmas.
LAST weekend saw Cuala camogie teams playing in no less than five Championship and Shield Finals. Teams in every age group, from adult down to U13, were in action - a great reflection of all the hard work being put into camogie at all levels in Cuala. The Finals produced just the one trophy for Cuala, but how appropriate it was that it was the adult camogie team, managed by the Ladies Games Section's spiritual leader Fintan Quill, who won the Division 7 Shield title in the year Cuala made its return to the adult grade. Although the other teams lost their Finals, all went down fighting. The future looks bright for Cuala camogie. Well done to the senior footballers, who overcame St Maur's by 1-20 to 2-4 last Sunday in AFL2. Congratulations to the U15B football team, who had a comprehensive win against Ballyboden to win their D Championship Shield Final, 6-13 to 1-4. There was great work by all the '99 and '00 lads, who make up the squad. Thanks to all those who turned out at Thomastown to see this group win, their first-ever trophy. The U21B hurlers had a good win over Naomh Barrog in the C Hurling Championship. Final score 2-11 to 1-9 in Cuala's favour. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €1,400. Our three €50 lucky dip winners were Tadhg Murphy, Bernie Cole and Michael Cullinane. Tickets can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. On Friday November 7th at 8pm, we need one hour from one adult member of every Cuala family. We need you to come to the clubhouse to hear about the Cuala Stradbrook project, as we reach a critical point in the development. Congratulations to Eoin Sheanon and Sinead on their engagement last weekend.
ERIN GO BRAGH
WE are holding a Smartphone Table Quiz on Friday 7th November at the Grasshopper Inn, Clonee. Quiz starts at 8pm and it is €20 for a team of 4. You can book your table in advance by contacting Maria 087-7545478 or Joe 087-2671557. The club will be bag-packing in Dunnes Stores in the Blanchardstown Centre on Saturday November 8th from 9am-7.30pm. Our Christmas party will be held upstairs in The Paddocks on November 22nd. Tickets are €20 each. For more information call Carol-Ann 087-6292024 or Tash 087-9595408. Thanks to everyone who supported our Halloween Camp last week and we hope all the boys and girls had a great time. Well done to our U7s, who travelled out to St Peregrine's for a game of football and hurling on Saturday morning. Well done to our U11 hurlers, who hosted Westmanstown Gaels in a challenge game on Saturday in Hunters Run. Our ladies section had another successful weekend. Well done to the players and mentors of our U16 camogie team, who won the C Shield on Saturday against Ballyboden/St Enda's. Well done to all involved in our U13 camogie team, who won the D Shield Final on Sunday against Kilmacud Crokes. Our adult ladies football and camogie teams are looking for adult players. For more contact John 087-2727077 or Kevin 087-8220612. Anyone interested in playing football can call George 087-9709795. Our football team are training every Wednesday in the Ongar Community Centre from 8pm-9pm. Players of all ability are welcome. Our 2 in-a-row league-winning hurlers are always looking for new players and anyone interested in playing hurling can contact Karl 087-2352074. The Throw In, a radio programme about all things GAA in Dublin 15 and featuring Erin Go Bragh, continues every Monday from 7.30pm on 92.5 Phoenix FM.
HARD luck to the Junior Camogie team, who lost in their Shield Final against Cuala on Sunday morning. At Fixtures AGM last Thursday, the following Officers were elected: Chairman - Mel Farrell; Vice-Chairman - Tommy Donohoe; Treasurer - Gerard O'Shea. Congratulations to all on their election. The section requests that any member wishing to be considered for the following positions: Secretary or Assistant Secretary, please contact Frank O'Shea asap. The Section Officers request that any member interested in team management positions for Minor Football & Hurling, Adult Football & Hurling, Adult Camogie & Ladies Football for the 2015 season please submit an application to Frank O'Shea via email at email@example.com on or before November 11th. As you are all aware, we have a huge fundraiser, Strictly Isles, on the 22nd November. The Club Bar will be closed all day on Saturday 22nd to prepare for this event. There will be television links from the hall to the bar for this night. The cost of entry on the night to the Club Bar is €10. Please see Jude Casey for these tickets. Opening time is yet to be confirmed. Live music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from the Cubes. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last Thursday. Numbers drawn were 15-20-23-24 and bonus number was 21. Next week's Jackpot is €1,800. Thanks for your continued support. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
JOINT Teams of the Week are the U16 Camogie team, who had a convincing win over Castleknock to bring home the Division 2 Shield on Saturday and U13 Camogie team, who won their Shield Final against Raheny. Great performances from all. Well done to teams & mentors. Commiserations to U14 Division 1 girls, who were narrowly beaten by Good Counsel in their Final on Saturday. This year's AGM will take place on Sunday 30th November @ 11am in the clubhouse. All full members are invited & encouraged to attend. A date for your diaries, Race Night on Saturday 6th December in the clubhouse. A great night is promised. Congratulations to Karol O'Brien on his Graduation in Quantity Surveying and to Darragh O'Connor on his Graduation in Construction Management. Golf Society Annual Turkey Shot is on 22nd November in Naas Golf Club. Limited numbers. Twenty Questions in the Members' Bar every Wednesday. No fee. All welcome. Club Lotto numbers were 2, 15, 23 and 26. No winner. One 'Match 3' winner - Pat O'Connell. Next week's Jackpot will be €9,100.
COULD anyone who is interested in attending our Fairyhouse Raceday Fundraiser on November 29th please contact Alan Manning 087-0651219 or Joe Kettle 086-8164861 as soon as possible? Anyone who has ordered tickets will need to pay a deposit or payment in full before the end of the month. Please support this fundraiser, all profits go towards our new all-weather Astro Pitch. 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. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 10-15-28-37. €20 to Geraldine Mulvany, Wendy Gifford and Cecelia Griffin. Next week's Jackpot is €11,863. Congratulations to our U16s, who had a 4 point extra-time win in the league semi-final at the weekend. Well done lads and the very best of luck in the Final. Well done to Niall, Alan, Ian and Barry, who represented Fingal Ravens at the weekend on a Dublin selection at the opening of the new DCU pitches.
OUR Club Draw will take place this Saturday evening in the Club Bar at 6pm. All members & friends are welcome to attend. In adult football, our Division 2 team are awaiting confirmation of their play-off v Erin Isle. Further details will appear this week on Twitter & www.fingallians.com. Our Division 6 team lost out to St Sylvester's as they looked for back-to-back promotions. Well done to U13 girls, who won the Kitty Byrne Cup, hosted by Parnell's GAA Club. The Fins girls won all four matches. Not to be outdone our U13 boys, won their league last Saturday. Well done to Joe, Noel & their squad and a special thank you to the parents who organised the end of season bash in the club. Our U15 footballers were unlucky to lose out in their play-off for 1st & 2nd place to Parnell's. Our U15s camogie team drew with St Anne's in the Shield Final on Sunday. No date for the replay as yet. This year's AGM will take place on Thursday 13th November 2014 in the Club Hall at 9pm. The club accounts will be available to all members on Wednesday evening in the club bar or by appointment with our treasurer Feargal (email firstname.lastname@example.org for further detail). Our primary school art competition is running until 14th November. Entries should be A3 signs/pictures using the Irish language, encouraging others to use Irish. Prizes from the club shop for winners. Leave entries at the bar or with Liam Ó Culbáird- 086-3814422. The annual Dublin GAA Mass for deceased members is organised annually by Patsy Kiernan and will be concelebrated at the County Board Offices in Parnell Park on Tuesday 11th November at 7.30pm. Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the McCarthy family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
OUR 10th Annual Celebration Night takes place at The Red Cow Hotel on Friday November 14th 2014. This is a night not to be missed when Dublin hurling people assemble to honour players and mentors, past and present. The numbers attending grow every year and reached just short of 400 last year. Our Award winners for 2014 are: Young Player - Colm Cronin; Adult Player - Alan Nolan; Juvenile Club - Crumlin; Adult Club - St Jude's; Primary School - Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Lucan; Post-Primary School - Scoil Aodhán, Whitehall; Hall of Fame - To be announced at the function. Laoch Gorm: David O'Callaghan, Liam Rushe, Conal Keaney, Danny Sutcliffe, Alan Nolan, Shane Durkin & Alan McCrabbe. Tickets cost €40. To book contact Tom at 087-9783735. Congrats to Kilmacud Crokes on a good win over Rathdowney-Errill on Sunday. They now await the winners of Ballyhale and Clara.
THIS year's AGM will take place on Wednesday 12th November at 8.30pm sharp in the clubhouse. All members are invited to attend. Thanks. A huge congrats to the U16 in their Championship semi-final at the weekend. The Final could be as soon as next weekend, but we'll keep you posted with day time and venue. It would be great to get a good crowd out to support these lads.
LAST weekend proved to be a very successful one for the club. It was the Camogie Championship Finals weekend. The U14s had an historic victory on Saturday in their Division 1 Final. The team came from behind to win, with a particularly strong last 5 minutes and some inspired managerial decisions. Giya Batacan received the Player of the Match award. Not to be outdone, the U13s had a comprehensive win in their Shield Final on Sunday. Catriona Atkinson was Player of the Match. A special word of thanks to Dymphna Stoneham and David Conway for all their help on the day. And a word for the U11s, who completed their league unbeaten with a win on Sunday. The Senior 2 Camogie play in the Shield Final on Tuesday night against Lucan. Well done to the November Cup (U10/11) hurling team, who got off to a winning start last Sunday against St Kevin's. Finally, commiserations to the AFL4 team, who were narrowly beaten in the league play-offs last Sunday. 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. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 9-26-28. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,800. Bingo continues every Wednesday night in the club at 8.30pm. We have Texas Hold'em in the bar on Friday nights at 9pm. Button accordion and concertina lessons are available every Monday night at 8pm in clubhouse.
ANYONE with kids looking to play juvenile football contact any member of the Football Committee at the club. There was a big turnout for the Club Bingo night last Wednesday with Ivan. As always everyone is welcome. Indoor Bowls continues every Monday. New members always welcome, contact Benny at the club for details. Christmas raffle tickets are now available at €20 each. Limited numbers. We will have details soon for our club Christmas Night. There is still some availability around the pitch for anyone wishing to put up a sign to promote their company. Please contact the club for details. Innisfails Pool red team are away this Thursday against Ayrfield. Pool blue team are away on Wednesday to Trinity. The ladies darts team have their Annual Charity Day in the club on 22nd November. It's always a great day and your support is appreciated. Football committee meeting this Thursday at 8.30pm.
FOR all our coaches, the 2nd night of the Child Award 1 Coaching Course is on tonight at 7.30pm. Venue tbc. Contact Donal with any queries 086-8228369. Hard luck to the camogie girls & management, who were beaten by St Vincent's in the Final in O'Toole Park last week. Thanks to all the support from Kevin's. Well done to the management, who put in a massive effort this year. Save the date - The Kevin's Dinner Dance is confirmed for November 29th in Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, beside the Barge Pub. Tickets & info will be released soon. Our Annual November Cup started last Sunday 1st November. It runs every Sunday for November in Dolphin Park for U9s, 10s, 11s, 14s & 16s. Full details on our Facebook page, contact Paul Mac for details on 086-2414260. Limited spaces still available. CCC2 fixtures this coming weekend. All upcoming fixtures & results can be seen on hill16.ie. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. Last night's draw, Monday 3rd November was €2,100. 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. Patricia has some new Kevin's hoodies, gear & kits available for sale; 086-8443536. The ABC hurling nursery for 4-7s is back on this weekend, 10.30am-11.30am in Dolphin Park. Everyone welcome. Contact Gerry Brennan with any queries on the ABC nursery on 086-3818788 or Marcus on 087-6620282.
CONGRATULATIONS to our winners this weekend and we commiserate with our gallant losers: The Ladies Football minors won their Championship, beating Ballyboden. 3 in-a-row. U15 camogie drew their Final with Naomh Mearnog, unlucky not to come away with the win. Replay details to be confirmed. U15 Footballers won their Final. AFL8 team that won their relegation play-off against Trinity Gaels and will remain in AFL8. U16A footballers won the league semi-final by beating Clontarf 2-20 to 3-10 in extra-time. This is the team's third Final this year. The league final, against Ballyboden, will be played this weekend and the Cup Final, versus Ballymun, is due to take place November 15 (Hill16 shows Saturday November 8, 2.30pm). U21A hurlers beat Na Fianna in the Championship, 1-11 to 1-4. Next, Ballyboden in the quarter-final, also November. Senior hurlers beat Rathdowney/Errill 0-23 to 0-22 after extra-time in a very tough game to progress to the Leinster semis to face the Kilkenny champions. No pressure then. Seán McGrath's dead-ball accuracy the difference, with a personal tally of 0-15 (13f, 0-1 '65'). Three scores in extra-time eventually settling the matter. Might have sealed victory in normal time when they led by four with six minutes left. Hard luck to: U13A+B camogie teams, who lost their respective Finals to Lucan and Erin go Bragh. Minor A hurlers, who lost to a very strong Na Fianna side in the A Championship Final. U16B footballers, who lost to O'Dwyers by 6 points after extra-time. Senior footballers, who lost to St Maur's in their final AFL1 game this season. U13 camogie beaten by Lucan despite a great fightback in the second half. Minor A Football Championship quarter-final at home to Cuala on Sunday morning.
LIMERICK SUPPORTER'S CLUB
THE Limerick GAA Supporters Club are delighted to announce their annual outing details and this year are especially proud to make the journey from Dublin to Limerick City. The club has decided to mark the occasion of Limerick's National City of Culture status by engaging in a visit covering some of the location's key educational, cultural, historic and sporting sights. The trip is scheduled for Thursday 6th November and departs Faughs GAA Club, Templeogue at 8am. The first stop is scheduled for 10.30am when we arrive at University of Limerick for refreshments at the East Room, Plassey House. There will then be a Guided Tour of the University Campus and lunch in UL Pavilion. After lunch there will be a Tour of King John's Castle, followed by a visit to St Mary's Cathedral and then a Tour of Thomond Park and Museum. This will all be in the company of one of Limerick's leading historical experts, Declan Hassett. We will then have a Bus Tour of the City's sights - to include the Treaty Stone, Pery Square and the Peoples' Park. We hope to depart Limerick at approximately 6pm for the return to Dublin. Price to include transport, museum entrance fees and tour guide. To be confirmed, but not in excess of €40. Meals are not included and can be paid directly on the day. Anyone interested in joining the tour group either from Dublin or in Limerick itself can contact Gerry O'Sullivan: 087-2075017; Ollie Mann: 086-249-2772; Eamonn Rea: 087-6738730 or Paul Stapleton: 087-2058572. All are welcome.
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+. Congratulations to our U13A camogie team, who won their A Championship Final with a hard-fought victory over Kilamcud. Our Division 7 football team also had a win in their promotion play-off semi. The U21 hurlers also progressed to the next round of the Championship. Commiserations to the U15A footballers and U14B camogie, who lost out in their Finals at the weekend. Our Annual Club Mass for deceased members will take place on Thursday 13th November in the clubhouse at 8pm. Volunteers needed. Looking for a way to help out in the club? The Events Committee is looking for volunteers to join the committee. We run 3-4 events during the year and are looking for people with ideas to come on board. The events do not have to be large scale, just social events to encourage members to use the club facilities. We meet approximately once a month and meetings are usually less than 1 hour. If you are interested in joining the Committee or would like more information on what is involved, please contact Mary Flannery on 087-7469143. The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club 25 Card Drive continues every Friday 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. Our AGM is on Thursday 20th November. Please make every effort to attend. Our Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on every Saturday at 1:30pm at the clubhouse and our walk-in Academy is on in AGP, Saturday at 10am. There was no winner of the €20,000 Lotto draw.
GREAT day on Sunday for our men's team. The lads put in a serious performance to come away winners over Crumlin in their relegation play-off. Well done lads. AFL4 football is secured for 2015. A great night was had at the Annual Juvenile Halloween Disco on Thursday night in Ring Commons. Thanks to all who attended and organised.
HARD luck to our senior ladies in Sunday's Leinster Final against Sarsfields. Despite heroic efforts, the ladies' campaign came to an end in Clane, just losing out by 2 points. Senior footballers also unlucky against Plunkett's, but still make it to league semis away to St Brigid's. Date tbc. Congrats to our inter footballers, through to Division 3 Final against Scoil Uí Chonaill following Sunday's league semis win against Trinity Gaels. Great day for minor hurlers in Championship on Sunday against Kilmacud Crokes with the As winning Final in great style and Cs also winning their clash well, which sees them through to play-off. Congrats to U16B camogie team on their Championship Final win and also to U13s on their Shield Final win. Hard luck to our U15A footballers, just losing by a single point in Shield Final against Whitehall. U18 ladies in Championship Final against Clontarf in St Anne's Park this Friday at 8pm. Another busy Sunday ahead with senior hurlers away to St Jude's at 11am in league. Also at 11am, our minor camogie teams in Championship with As playing Good Counsel in Mobhi Road and Bs playing Peregrine's in Albert College. Minor footballers also in Championship on Sunday starting at 10.30am, with Bs playing Barrógs in Mobhi Road, As are in Rush at 11am to play Maur's and Cs play Vincent's at 12pm in Mobhi Road. Best of luck to all teams, all support welcome. Tickets now available for Jack and the Beanstalk Panto, 11th-13th December. Na Fianna's Christmas market from 12th-14th December. Manpower, tools and materials needed next Saturday in club to assemble sample cabin. Final call for Clothes Recycling Campaign. Bags to Dressing Room 4 by Wednesday. 25 card drive this Friday night in club from 9.30pm. All welcome. Members' subscriptions now due.
OUR AGM is on Tuesday the 2nd of December in Barróg at 7:30pm. Please make an effort to attend. Only fully-paid members are allowed to attend. Any motions or nominations for the Executive Committee need to be sent to the Club Secretary as soon as possible. Less than a month to our Strictly Come Dancing Night. Tickets are €20, available from all the dancers and the Strictly Committee. Mentors' meeting this Wednesday at 9pm. Mini-leagues are back on this Saturday at 10am. Contact Alan Martin 087-2095974 to place your orders for club leisurewear for Christmas. The U8s, 9s, 10s, 11s and 12s are running a Race Night this Friday the 7th of November. All the money is going to the teams. Support the teams by buying a horse or jockey. €20 for a horse. €10 for a jockey. Live music from Zeroppa this Saturday in the club. Well done to the U12B team for finishing second in their hurling league. Special mention to Cian Flynn and Sean Byrne on their performance against Cuala. Well done to the minor hurlers, who topped their Championship group by beating Castleknock on Sunday morning. Final score 6-20 to 1-5. Special mention to Donnacha Butler, who scored 4 goals. Hard luck to U21 hurlers, who lost to Cuala in the Championship. Hard luck to the U16 Footballers, who lost out to Sylvester's by a last minute point in the league semi-final. Hard luck to the U14 camogie team, who just came up short in their Shield Final on Saturday. Good luck to the intermediate hurlers in their semi-final promotion play-off against Castleknock this Sunday at 11am in Pairc Barróg. Good luck to the U21 footballers in their first round Championship match away to Templeogue Synge/Street this Saturday at 2:30pm.
ONLY one adult game over the weekend. Our U21 hurlers lost to Oliver Plunkett's in their Championship game. Next weekend, our U21 footballers are away to Fingal Ravens in the Championship. Executive meeting on Thursday next 8pm. Juvenile meeting on Tuesday night 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. Two upcoming events taking place in the club are Juvenile AGM on November 18th next and the Senior AGM, which takes place on November 27th next. If you have not already purchased a ticket in our Christmas draw, time is running out. Small amount of tickets available, contact club reception. Lotto numbers this week: 6-13-16. Bonus 3. No winners. Lotto is €8,600 next week.
AFL1: St Maur's 1-13, Kilmacud Crokes 0-10. Well done to the lads as they secure a top-four league play-off position in Divison 1. What a week it has been for this team as they beat Round Towers Clondalkin in SF "B" Championship Final last Monday night in Parnell Park on a scoreline of St Maur's 3-10, Round Towers Clondalkin 1-05. After a slow start it took Maur's a long time to settle, but when they did they played some great football and over-powered Towers. Whatever was said at half-time worked a treat as on the restart Maur's went full tilt and dispossessed Towers players on a few occasions, and within 5 minutes of the restart Maur's took the lead with points from Reddin and McGuire. Make no mistake about it, this was a superb victory by a fantastic group of players and a management team who left no stone unturned to reach this Final and be at the top end of the toughest league in Ireland. Congrats to all involved. Hard luck to our ladies team, who were beaten by big numbers Sunday at home against a strong and very tight team of Clontarf. One more match to play, semi-final of the Cup against Clanna Gael. MHC "B" semi-final, St Maur's 1-8, Thomas Davis 2-8. Hard luck to the minor hurlers from Rush as they put in a great effort to get to the Final of this Championship. Maur's U16 footballers drew with Westmanstown away on Saturday. U15 footballers lost out to Castleknock in their Championship Final at Blakestown Road. Well done to our U/4 footballers, who had a great win against Lucan Sarsfields in the U14 semi-final Saturday. The game was played in lashing rain and a gale of wind and it made it very difficult for players.
WELL done to our U14 camogie girls, who won the Championship on Saturday after a tough battle against Castleknock. Ciara Holland was selected as Player of the Match. The team is managed by Larry Kavanagh, Eamonn Crosby and Joan O'Connor. On Sunday, our U15 camogie team played their Final against Crokes. This game ended in a draw and will be replayed next weekend. We hosted 9 Camogie Finals over the weekend and we thank all those who helped out. There was glamour and glitz in evidence in the club on Saturday night when both the adult hurlers and camogie girls had their end of season celebrations. Congratulations to Ciaran Waters and Aidan Kenny, who were selected as the Players of the Year for the hurlers. A word of thanks also to Paddy Gorey and his crew, who are stepping down after 2 years in charge of the hurlers. Next weekend, our U21 footballers start the Championship campaign with a game away to Ballyboughal. This is old-fashioned "winner takes all" Championship. So please support the lads. On Sunday morning, our minor footballers are at home to St Olaf's, also in the Championship. Our Annual Chairman's Dinner takes place on the 22nd. Tickets are available from the bar. Last week's club notes contained a typing error and should have read, congratulations to David Kennedy and Sarah Ryan who were married recently.
THERE was no winner of this week's Lotto Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 13-26-27. This week's Jackpot is worth €2,000. There is a celebrity table quiz this Thursday in the club. Marty Morrissey will be quiz master while a Love/Hate character and some Dublin players will also be in attendance. The quiz starts at 9pm and is €10 per person. The Adult Awards Dinner Dance has been moved to Saturday January 24th due to ongoing involvement of teams in Championship action. Hard luck to our junior footballers, who were beaten in the relegation play-off game by St Finian's of Swords.
CONGRATULATIONS to our U16 boys, who played Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday last. After horrible weather conditions and extra-time, the lads secured their well-deserved place in the Final. The Final will be against Thomas Ashe on Saturday 8th November at 2.30pm in Bremore Park. Please come out and support the lads. AGM takes place in the clubhouse on Thursday 13th November at 8.30pm. All members and intending members are welcome to attend. All fixtures for the coming weekend can be found at http://www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. The Skills Camp continues indoors in Flemington Community Centre this Saturday morning from 11am-12.30pm. Children aged between 4 and 7 years and in primary school only are welcome. The cost is €3 per week. We are always looking for coaches/parents to help out. Pool continues in the clubhouse every Friday evening at 8.30pm. All welcome. Cards in the clubhouse Wednesday evenings at 8.45pm. All welcome. Our Club Lotto is available to play online www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 1-4-10. This week's jackpot will be €865.
IT'S all about the little people (no not the leprechauns) at the minute in O'Toole's. Following last week's successful 'Monsters Ball', where the kids were entertained by the delightful and beautiful Kelly, to the first of our monthly movie screenings on Friday, which proved to be a big hit. In the penultimate game of the season, our U8s travelled to Russell Park to play a strong St Brigid's team. However, our boys and girl did us proud with a great display of hurling skills. They've come a long way since January so well done. Our U9s also had a good season and they look forward to their last match on Saturday, because afterwards they have games of a different type in 'Jump Zone', which is booked for 1pm. Any U9 interested in going should see Sue for details. It's been a long but good season for our juveniles in general and now it's upwards and onwards we go, continuing to train in preparation for next season. Whether it's a match on the big screen or live entertainment, then O'Toole's Lounge is the place to be. This Saturday, for a fun night out, it's 'City Limits'. The club wishes a 'speedy recovery' to life-long member and one-time player Paddy McDonnell. There was no winner of our Thursday night live Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 2-6-14-17. This week the Jackpot will be €4,500.
CONGRATS to the senior men's footballers on their fantastic win over Ballyboden this morning, 3-10 to 2-6. A great goal from Aaron Hurley in the second half and 7 points from novelist Conor Mortimer decided the game. Hard luck to the junior men's team, who were beaten by a point on Sunday by St Peregrine's. Leigh Fogarty, Keith Byrne, Chris Carolan, Ger Brady and Tom Roddy all played great on the day. Thanks to Brian Power, James Dowling, Peter White and Steven Harvey for a good year with the team. Our minor men have a Championship game v Craobh Chiarain on Sunday at 11am in Chanel. Juvenile fixtures are available on our Facebook page and website. Congratulations to the U13 footballers on winning their league with a fantastic 13 wins from 14 games. Well done to all players for their brilliant effort and commitment through the year and to mentors Tomo, James, Chris and Jimmy. Well done to the U15 boys, who won the Division 5 league this weekend. Mark Heron, Dan Gerathy, Keith Campbell and John Rush all had a fantastic season. Congratulations to all players and mentors on a well-deserved victory. Lotto results for Monday October 27 were 2-8-12-21, and the bonus was 7. There was no winner and 4 people had 3 numbers. Lotto jackpot November 3 is worth €3,200. Ticket available from the bar or reception. Tickets for the National Club Draw are selling fast, with lots of amazing prizes to be won and proceeds going towards supporting Parnell's. Make sure you get yours for €10. Our Annual Mass for deceased family and friends is this Thursday in the club at 7.30pm. Don't forget about Parnell's nursery, running weekly on Saturday in St David's from 10am. Registration from 9.45am. New recruits always welcome from age 4.
WELL done to our U15 camogie ladies, who beat Barrog 6-9 to 4-1 in the play-off for league runner-ups. Hard luck to our U13 Division 5, who fought a hard battle against Faughs on Sunday morning but were unsuccessful in the Shield Final. Special mention has to go to Eabha Ni Bhraidaigh, who did a fantastic job. AFL4: Raheny 0-8 v 1-13 St Jude's. Unfortunately, the minor hurlers did not finish their season with a victory. A battling, winning performance in the second half was just not enough to overturn the half-time deficit. We wish them all well in their future with the club. Congratulations to camogie U14s, who won the Shield Final against Cuala on Saturday. Final score: Raheny 3-2 v 2-3 Cuala. Ogra on this Saturday at 10am. GAA4Mas growing in numbers. All welcome. No previous experience necessary. 8pm-9pm on Sunday evening. Our dancers are working hard on their routines and have been partnered up. Check out their profiles on our Facebook page: 'Raheny GAA presents Strictly Come Dancing". Tickets €20 available in the bar or from any of the dancers. This promises to be the best night's entertainment of the year. Mentors night is fast approaching, 12th December. Managers, unless you have submitted your mentors list, there will be no drinks vouchers on the night. Thank you to all those who have done so. Text team and names to 086-2909022.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
JUST two weeks to go till our All-Star Awards weekend, which takes place on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November. Our younger players will get to partake in some awards, with an advanced skills assessment for our U10s & U11s on Friday (14th November) from 6:30pm-9pm and a fun-based skills assessment for the U7s-U9s being held on Saturday (15th November) from 12pm-2pm. The main event will take place in the hall from 7pm for our U12s to minors. All are welcome to attend. Good luck to our U16 footballers in their league semi-final on Saturday 8th November and the U15 hurlers in their League Final on Sunday 9th. The next training session for our adult hurlers takes place on Friday 7th November at 7.30pm. Round Towers Academy runs 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. For further details please contact GPO James Costello on 086-3465433 or email email@example.com. There was no winner of our Lotto Jackpot this week with numbers drawn 6-11-17-24. €50 went to E Daly with €25 going to F Fagan and N Murphy. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,500. Bingo continues each Monday night at 8:30pm with a book costing €10. Match Results: The U13s went into Saturdays fixture vs Ballyboden knowing a win would seal the league title. The wind and rain kicked up as throw-in approached. Towers started well with scores from Luke Codd, Cameron Renwick and Adam Shields. Towers were well up at half-time, but a spirited come back from Bodens meant Towers had to dig deep to deliver the league title. Glen Loughnane was outstanding in goal, Dave Moore had an outstanding day but MOTM was Davison Okosun with a trojan effort in midfield.
SCOIL Uí CHONAILL
GREAT performance by the intermediate team in Westmanstown on Sunday morning to beat Garda in the Division 3 promotion semi-final. Fantastic support on the sideline to cheer on the players, which is much appreciated by the team and management. The Final will be against Na Fianna, with the winners securing promotion to Division 2. Fixture details will be confirmed when available with the game provisionally scheduled for Sunday 16th November. Next Sunday (9th) is the turn of the hurlers, as they play St Brigid's in the Division 4 promotion play-off semi-final. The game throws in at 11am in Russell Park and again support would be much appreciated for this important fixture. Well done to the buachaillí and cailiní from Scoil Neasáin, who played in the Cumann ná mBunscoil Finals in Croke Park on Monday. Great fun and skills at the Halloween Camp last week with over 60 juveniles in attendance, despite the atrocious weather on the first day. Well done to Joanne and her team of coaches for co-ordinating the activities and who got in to the Halloween spirit dressing up on Thursday. The Club AGM is booked for Thursday 27th November at 8pm in the clubhouse - all adult club members (paid up) are invited to attend. Keep up with all club news on our website www.scoilgaa.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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. Boys and the girls U11 years football teams train on Saturday mornings at 10am (when there is no match). Girls train on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in our winter venue, Scoil Mhuire. Boys in Loughlinstown Leisure Centre. 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. Boys U11 have an away game against Westmanstown Gales on Saturday morning. Three U7 teams make a return visit to Geraldine Moran in Cornelscourt also on Saturday morning for a football and hurling blitz. Sponsored Treadmill 12-hour Marathon in Brady's on November 20th for Shankill GAA, Scoil Mhuire, St Anne's and Gael Scoil Padraig. Hurry to book your half-hour slot now as they are filling up fast. Sponsorship cards are available from each school and our club. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill. The Jackpot is now €1,200. Cathy & Mick won the €50 prize. Many thanks for all your support. Training for the adult football team is on Sunday at a time tbc in Shanganagh Cliffs. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. Club contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.
PRIDE of place this week goes to the U15 footballers, who won their Championship Final, coming from ten points behind to lift the Cup on a 7-5 to 3-9 scoreline. Congrats to all involved. Well done to the U14 footballers, who reached their League Final. Hard luck to the U13 footballers, who lost out narrowly on the Division 1 title, and U21 hurlers who were beaten in the Championship. Senior footballers finished the season with a defeat to RT Clondalkin. Good luck to Paul Wilde, Finn Chatten, David Boyd and Matthew Dooley, who are on the Dublin North U13 Development Squad. The Kube, the major fundraiser for the Clubhouse Development is just 10 days away. The Kube will take place on Friday 14th November in the City North Hotel at 8pm sharp. We would encourage everybody to buy their tickets as soon as possible. Tickets €20 are available from Joanne 086-4058523 or Ger 086-6032017. Tickets will be available in clubhouse tonight (Tuesday) and Thursday from 9pm. Please support the various contestants who are playing for charities, clubs and organisations. Details and the draw for the eight heats containing five persons can be seen on the brilliant videos on the club's Facebook page; Skerries Harps presents The Kube or on skerriesharps.ie. On the night, each contestant will enter The Kube on 2 occasions at minimum, with 2 contestants from each heat progressing to the final-16, and so on until we reach the Final, where four contestants will have the opportunity to take on the Kube and win €3,000. Joint Sponsors McMeel's Pharmacy will have a stand at the Hotel on the night. The club extends its sympathy to Eddie McCarthy and the McCarthy family on the recent death of Eddie's father. May he Rest In Peace.
CASH Prize Bingo Tuesday @ 8pm. All welcome. Camogie Seminar for Parents & Mentors on Wednesday 5th November @ 8.30pm in Sports Hall. We ask all parents of players to please attend. U21s v Fingallians, Saturday 8th November @ 2.30pm; Minors v St Jude's Sunday 9th @11am. Both home games. Well done to the U15 Camogie team and management in their Final. A great game to watch with plenty of skill. The result was a draw so it will be a replay. Details to follow. Condolences to the Burnett & McGrane family on the sad passing of Eric, beloved husband of Caroline and dear father of Elaine. May he RIP. And to the Toner Family on the sad passing of Sally, may she RIP. Tickle your fancy provide the free music on Saturday 8th November. The Macra for boys & girls aged 4-6 years, Saturday mornings 10.30am and Hurling Macra Tuesdays @ 6pm. All new children welcome. Blue & White DVD Night is November 15th. Come along & watch the fights on the big screen. New Boxing Classes, 8pm Tuesday. €30 for 4 weeks or €10 drop-in. Dates for your diary: Santa/Xmas party 7th December; Juvenile Presentation 8th December; Adult Presentation Saturday 13th December. To book our new-look Function room for parties, prices are from Free to DJ & Food packages. Lot of dates already gone for 2015. Contact Leo @ 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.
STARS OF ERIN
THE ladies team played a great game in the Final against St Patrick's Donabate last Sunday, but lost by 2 points U8s and U9s lost their matches. U12s won their game. Adult team looking for new players. Contact P McHugh at 086-3092327. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 15-21-29. €20 winners - Marian Sinclair, Brian O'Malley & Mikey Grimes. Next week's Jackpot €5,000. Tickets can be purchased in Centra store, Stepaside. Thanks for all your support.
CONGRATULATIONS to our football 1st team in recording an epic victory over Bank Of Ireland GAA in the AFL7 promotion play-off semi-final, in a match that went into extra-time. All focus now turns to the play-off final against Lucan Sarsfields in two weeks' time. St Brendan's GAA Saturday Kidz Club continues this Saturday morning at 9.30am. Any parents interested in enrolling their children to play for St Brendan's, please contact Paul McDonagh 087-6701064 or Malachi Doyle 086-3322076. Details can be found on our Facebook page, also Twitter @stbrendansdub7 or check out our website www.stbrendansgaa.org. Training continues for the footballers this Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at Longmeadows.
THIS year's Dinner/Awards Night will take place on Saturday 6th of December at 8pm. Admission will be €25 a head. Music on the night by Soundwaves. Tickets will go on sale on Friday and will be available from bar staff or any committee member. Hope to see you all there. Lotto: Last week's Lotto numbers were Draw 1 - numbers drawn: 8-10-14-25. No winners. Draw 2 - numbers drawn: 4-6-12-25. 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. The winning number in the Bonus Ball draw was 37 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. The GAA National Draw is back again, some great prizes on offer. Tickets are €10 each and are now available in the clubhouse. All proceeds from sale of tickets is retained by the club, please show your support and purchase a ticket. If anyone wishes to have anything added to the club notes you can contact Lorraine at Secretary.firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively leave a message on our Facebook page. Colmcilles Gaa Club.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE 2014 Annual General Meeting has been postponed until next Thursday, November 6 at 9pm in the clubhouse. Our junior footballers had an important relegation play-off on Sunday morning against Naomh Olaf. Despite becoming a very close affair midway through the 2nd half, the lads pulled away strongly to finish as 8 point winners, securing their status in AFL8. Our U12 boys played their last hurling league match on Saturday, versus Naomh Fionnbarra. They won well with a fine performance. They have only lost once since June and missed out on making the league final play-off by just one point. The Holy Family SNS play their 4th consecutive Final of the Cumann na mBunscoil in Croke Park on Monday. The team is managed by Ms Keely and all the girls come from our U11 & U12 club teams. Best of luck to all involved. Our Club Lotto Jackpot was €8,200 this week. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 8 & 17. There was no Jackpot winner. The €50 winners were Susan Cakey and Jim Sullivan. Next week the Jackpot will be €8,300. With Christmas only around the corner the Jackpot could sort out all the bills. Don't forget you can get your Lotto ticket, online, through our homepage, www.stfinians.com.
ST JAMES GAELS
CONGRATULATIONS to the U13s, who beat Clontarf in their final league game to claim the league by a single point. A lot of effort has been made Molly, Brian and the lads all year and they deservedly got their reward. A great win was had by the adult men's team, who retained their league status with a win against O'Toole's on Sunday morning. All players should have received their annual draw tickets, if you haven't please contact Molly Hand. The proceeds of this fundraiser will go into much needed equipment as well as help with fees for next season. A big thank you to all those who helped out in the bag pack in Tesco, Crumlin Shopping Centre last weekend. If you happen to do your shopping in Tesco, Crumlin, please don't forget to put your blue token in the St James Gaels box. Managers meeting will be held in the committee room at 8.30pm to discuss next season. All teams should have a representative on the night. The Academy is continuing to grow every Saturday morning. If you know someone interested in playing Gaelic Football and Hurling, bring them along any Saturday morning at 10.30am to the Iveagh Grounds.
THE U12s are training in Kingswood Community Centre this Wednesday from 7pm-8pm. Training for the Academy and U12s next Saturday. The U9s are scheduled to play a match on Saturday 8th November. Details will be sent by text when they become available. A big congratulations to the junior men's team, who beat Clontarf in the promotion play-offs on Sunday 2nd November in Kingswood. The win means the lads have earned a well-deserved and overdue promotion. Now all that's left is the play-off for the League Title. Membership fees and the new club clothing for 2015 will be released soon and we are providing multiple payment options for membership fees this year. The Club Lotto results for Sunday 2nd November: Numbers drawn - 9, 26 & 28. No Winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to Emer Halpin, Joe Ennis and Ian Kelly. For anyone who has a sponsorship card and sponsorship money from the Cycle Rally, we'd be very grateful if you could please return them to the club as soon as you can, thank you. Plans are already ongoing 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.
A mixed weekend on the field of play for the club, mostly good though. Commiserations to our U14 footballers, who put in a majestic effort in their league semi-final v Thomas Davis, only to fall short by a kick of the ball in the end, 5-6 to 5-9. No doubt the lads will bounce back from this, and it was a super achievement in reaching the semi-finals. Well done to the U13s, who beat Templeogue/Synge Street, 6-12 to 4-2 last Thursday. This win leaves them joint top of Division 2 with Castleknock and Clontarf. There will be a 3-way play-off for the league title, more will be known once league fixtures are announced. Well done lads and best of luck. Well done to the U16 Thomas Ashe footballers, who won their league semi-final with a 1-10 to 0-6 win over St Pat's Palmerstown. Best of luck in the Final. Well done to the intermediate footballers, who came away from their league promotion play=off semi-final, away to Good Counsel, with a 0-9 to 1-10 win. It was a great team effort by all, and the lads now play St Jude's in the Final to determine who goes up to Division 3. Good Counsel are a very good side, and no doubt they will be in the shake up for promotion again next season. A discussion forum, with a County Board facilitator, will be held in the Complex on Thursday at 8pm. Anyone with an interest in the future direction of the club is invited to attend the discussion to help plan the way forward for the club.
ST Mark's would like to express deepest sympathy to Eamonn Kelly and family on the death of Eamonn's mother Eileen. Congratulations to the U12 on finishing runners-up in the league. Night at the Dogs is on the 21st of November. €20 includes transport to and from Harold's Cross and food. Tickets available in club. Mass for deceased members of the club will take place on Tuesday the 4th of November at 8pm. Club bar opens at 12.30pm every Saturday and Sunday morning. Slimming World every Tuesday in the club at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Irish Dancing classes registration, 11.15am-11.30am every Saturday morning for new members Call Anne Marie Martin on 085-1635058 for details. AGM will take place on Tuesday the 25th of November at 7.30pm. Santa will be arriving at St Mark's GAA on the 14th of December. Anyone interested in helping out that weekend, contact Robbie Glynn on 087-6696288. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm, come along and have some fun. Carvery every Sunday in the club. All welcome. Party facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Player's Lounge and Hall. Annual sponsorship to Grange Castle on the 8th of November. Tee box sponsorship €50 in aid of the juvenile section. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €10,000 jackpot won by Wiggie. Numbers 14, 22, 27 & 30. Second draw €200 - 10, 13, 15 & 18. Six €50 winners are 1 Sandra Malone 2 Greg Fitzpatrick c/o Kitty 3 Bruce Quinn c/o club 4 Anita Glynn 5 Jayne Murphy 6 Grainne Green c/o Joe Quinlan. Ninth of the €1,000 draws won by Conor Casey. One week left for €1,000 draw as part of the Lotto.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
WHAT a weekend both on and off the pitch last weekend. Firstly, the events on the pitch. Congrats to the management and players of our U15 team, who won the Shield on Sunday last with a two point victory over St Sylvester's. Also our thanks to Commercials for allowing us the use of their pitch as there was a senior game fixed for Saggart. Also, congrats to the seniors, who secured a draw against St Jude's to gain us a relegation play-off and a chance to remain in Division 1 for another year. Soon after the final whistle, we learned that our opponents in that game will be near neighbours Thomas Davis and the game will take place in Tallaght at a date yet to be confirmed. Finally, commiserations to our minors, who exited their Championship as a result of a four-point loss to Craobh Chiarain. Off the pitch, our sincere thanks to Micheal O'Muircheartaigh for launching the history of the club "100 years or so" in the clubhouse last Saturday night. What an occasion with over 300 people attending and many people meeting up for the first time in years. Our thanks also to John Costello, County Secretary, and Niall Scully Evening Herald for also attending. Again, The Echo were in attendance and our thanks to them for their continued support and finally to John Simpson and the ladies committee who ensured that the club was in fantastic shape and all comers were "fed and watered" as such an occasion merited. Our AGM takes place on Thursday November 20th at 8pm. Lotto numbers this week: 17-19-27-28. There was no winner, so next week's Jackpot will be €3,200. There were 3 Match 3 winners of €35 each.
THERE was no winner in our Club Lotto draw on Thursday night last. Numbers drawn out were 17-21-22. Therefore, this Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €1,050. Tickets cost €2 each or 3 for €5 and can be purchased from our clubhouse each evening from 5pm. Our Fundraising Fight Night takes place on Saturday November 15th from 8pm. Tickets €15 are available to purchase now from Anthony Kelly 087-9210399. Numbers are limited, so please purchase your ticket asap to avoid disappointment. There are a number of club events taking place in the coming weeks. Please make note of the following: Our Annual Mass will take place on November 20th at 7pm; Adult Awards Night will be on the 6th of December, while the Juvenile Presentation will take place on Sunday December 14th. www.stmonicasgaa.com.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
A big thank you to everyone who came out to support our senior football team in the County Final last week. Congrats and best wishes to St Vincent's in Leinster Championship. Well done to senior football team on victory over Na Fianna in league on Sunday morning. Congrats to U21 hurling team on great win over Naomh Fionnbarra in first round of Championship. Best wishes to U21 football team next weekend in Championship. Camogie Section had a great weekend with victories for U16s and U13s in Championship Finals over Erin's Isle and St Vincent's. Commiserations to U15 team on defeat in their Final to St Brigid's by a single point. Well done also to Junior A hurlers on victory over Belgium in Tournament in Maastricht. Club Marathon Cooldown 8 Mile and 5km Runs in Phoenix Park @10am on Saturday 8th November. See registration details on www.marathoncooldown.com. Club AGM at 8.30pm on Thursday 4th December. Ladies section AGM on Wednesday 19th November at 7.30pm. Fixtures: Saturday 8th: U21 Football Championship v Skerries Harps, Skerries @ 2.30pm. Sunday 9th: Junior Hurling v Wild Geese, MSP @ 2.30pm. Minor Football Championship v Erin's Isle, Finglas @ 11am. Lotto numbers for 2nd November were: 2-5-9-28. No winner of Jackpot. Match 3 winners: Margaret Dunne, Catherine Shields, Janet Scully and Bernard Brogan/Jimmy Caffrey. Jackpot now €4,800. The club extends its deepest Sympathy to Margaret McElhinney and the Craig Family in their bereavement on the death of their sister Rose.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
OUR Lotto Jackpot continues to rollover. It has reached €7,600 now. The numbers drawn were 5, 18, 20 and 27. The five €20 winners were Betty Fagan, S Murphy, Clodagh Mc Allister, Ozzy and Rosaleen Duignan. Thanks everyone for your support. Congrats to our wonderful Ladies Squad on winning their Cup Final against Stars of Erin 2-7 to 1-8. Well done to the Ladies and to their loyal supporters - it was a super game. Congrats too to our Junior Footballers, who beat Clanna Gael 3-7 to 0-11 to gain promotion to AFL9 and to reach the AFL10 League Final. Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer on the lads; there was a great atmosphere. Our U14 boys also won their league semi-final against St Finian's, 4-13 to 1-4. Thanks to the U13 boys, who came down to support their training comrades - plenty of talent coming through the ranks here in Pat's. We still have two "Save-The-Dates". Our AGM is on 1 December in Donabate Golf Club at 8pm, while the Christmas Social is on 6 December at 8pm in Beaverstown Golf Club. Tickets for the Christmas Social will be available from the office shortly.
ST PATRICK'S, PALMERSTOWN
GAMES: Well done to the senior footballers, six point win over Fingallians. AFL2 secured for 2015. Great performance by all. U14 GAA, congratulations on a superb win. We play Maur's in League Final next Saturday and will be in Division One next season. Great achievement, from the mentors. News: Message to all U16 football players and parents from the mentors - Our journey through the juvenile divisions of Dublin Gaelic football ended yesterday. We would like to thank all the lads for giving us 7 years of smashing football and dedication in training, and to all those parents who supported team on wet early mornings around Dublin and beyond. We will take a break for week to organize our minor pre-season, after which we plan to be stronger and even more competitive. Thanks again. Erroll, Paul Peter and Pauline. Congratulations to all the teams who wrapped up their leagues at the weekend. Buses for Croke Park for the Strictly Event on Saturday the 8th of November. To reserve seats on the buses please text Dancers name, amount of seats and choice of time to 086-1603624. €2.50 return pay on board. Please book before November 4. We have a few tickets still available for the Strictly Event in Croke Park, please contact 087-9643292 Lotto: November 2. Jackpot €9,400. Numbers Drawn: 9-15-23-28. No Winner Next draw November 9. Jackpot €9.600.
IF ever there was a Halloween weekend to remember, this was it for Syls: pride of place went to the U15As, who captured the County Football Championship with a hugely impressive win over Lucan Sarsfields in the Final, whilst the U13s also put down a marker as a side of some substance when beating Skerries Harps to capture the Division One football league. Congratulations to everyone involved in the respective successes, to the players and management teams and also to the supporters, who travelled en masse to Blakestown and Skerries for the two deciders. There were also good wins by the U16 footballers in their league semi-final over Naomh Barróg and by the U21 hurlers in the Championship over Clontarf. Hopefully, Kevin O'Flynn can make a speedy recovery from the hand injury he sustained. The junior footballers also produced a good display in winning their AFL6 play-off over Fingallians to advance to the Promotion Final. Hard luck to the U14s, who narrowly lost out to St Pat's Palmerstown in their football league semi-final and to the U15Bs, who gave way to St Mary's in the Shield Final. All in all, a great weekend for the club on the playing front and confirmation of the great work being done throughout the different age groups. We are delighted to announce that members can now purchase their Syls gear through our new online facility. Simply log onto the Syls Sports Shop by clicking on the link on the club website, stsylvesters.ie, place your order and the goods will be delivered to your door. Club gear is also available at the Syls Academy in Broomfield which takes place every Saturday from 1.30pm for boys and girls aged 4-7.
DUBLIN Senior Football Champions 2014. Huge congratulations to the players, mentors and manager Tommy Conroy for their second in-a-row. A great achievement from a great bunch of lads. We're on the road again to Portlaoise this Sunday to take on Portlaoise in the Leinster quarter-final. Contact Michelle at 01-8335722 to get on board the buses. There will be tea & sandwiches laid on in Kavanagh's Bar on 28 Main Street, Portlaoise, so see you there. Congrats to the Senior 5 Camogie team on winning the Championship last week. Well done ladies. They join the senior footballers, inter hurlers and the AFL 5 footballers in Championship hauls this year. The U21 hurlers won their Championship 1st round over Castleknock. Both our U14 football teams have made it into their League Finals after great wins on Saturday. The As went to extra-time with Kilmacud and came through in the end in a thriller on PNU 2. The Minor B footballers have made it in the League Final also with their win on Sunday. Nice league semi-final win for the J8 Footballers over Ranelagh Gaels also. They are going for league promotion so keep it up lads. Well done to all. Hard luck to our U13A & B and our U15 camogie teams who lost out in their Finals on Sunday in Phoenix Park. Congratulations to Dee Johnstone on picking up her Soaring Star Award on Saturday night. Great achievement Dee. The adjourned AGM will reconvene on Thursday 13th November at 8pm in the Hall. Mini-Leagues continues every Saturday at 10.30am and Boys Mini-Leagues on Wednesdays from 6pm. Host your Party or Function at the Club. All bookings must go through the office, so call Michelle at 01-8335722 or email email@example.com for more details. The Sunday Night Sing-A-Long & Dance goes from strength-to-strength.
TEAM of the Week is our U15 camogie team, who defeated Cuala in Championship Final. Well done to players and management. U11 beat Naomh Olaf. Congratulations to minor hurlers, who reached Championship Final after great game of hurling with St Maur's. Thanks to St Maur's for their kind hospitality after the match. U21 hurlers were beaten by St Peregrine's in Championship. U12 hurlers beat Clontarf. Well done to U14 footballers, who beat St Margaret's in league semi-final. Hard luck to U16s, who lost league semi-final to Ballyboden. U13s received a walkover. In ladies football, U10s and U11s beat St Jude's and St Anne's respectively. Senior ladies team are looking for new management for 2015 and anybody interested in the position should contact Sam Payne on 087-2241391. Next Sunday, adult hurlers are in play-off action with inters playing Peregrines away at 11am, while juniors play Setanta at home at 2.30pm. Minor footballers host Raheny at 11am in Championship. The executive and all the club members would like to wish Christopher O'Donnell a speedy recovery. We miss him around the place. Lotto numbers were 2,9,19 and 24. There was 1 winner of €10,000 Jackpot and next week's Jackpot will be €2,000. The club is collecting old mobile phones to earn a defibrillator. We are about 50 phones short of the target and are appealing to all members to get us over the line. There is a box behind the bar for these. Radiostar will play the club next Saturday night. Carvery available every Sunday. The healthy club will host a Wellness workshop in partnership with Suicide or Survive in the club on Monday 24 November from 9.30am-5pm. To book a place call 1890577577.
JUVENILE football and hurling continues for boys and girls aged 7-12 with mid-week training and matches on Saturday morning and nursery training for boys and girls aged 4-7 on Saturdays at 11am. For further information call Fergal on 087-6213142. We have a particular need in 2014 for players at U12. Adult men's training continues Tuesday/Thursday at Frank Kelly Park. Contact Mark on 087-6732628 or Damian on 086-8632565. Ladies training each Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm at Frank Kelly Park. All new players welcome, contact Louise on 086-8333587. Membership now overdue, please note that this year you are able to pay online. See www.wanderersgaa.ie for details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen on 086-0489379. Details of the upcoming AGM will be available soon. If you would like a Match Report or Photos submitted to the website or press please contact Stephen on email@example.com or on 086-0489379. All items for the club notes must be submitted by 10am each Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen on 086-0489379.
GREAT weekend for camogie in the club with our U13s & U14s both winning their Finals. U14s beat Naomh Barrog in the Shield Final, while U13s beat St Vincent's in the Championship Final. Well done to Rachel Fitzsimons, who was Player of the Match in the U13 Final. Well done also to U15 footballers, who won Shield Final v Na Fianna. Everyone in Whitehall sends good wishes to Mick Walsh, who has headed off to Cyprus for a year. Congrats to Daragh Neary & Georgina Gall on the birth of little Dylan. Reminder of our next big event in Whitehall, our celebration of 60 amazing years of Whitehall Colmcille. The Dinner Dance takes place on 15th November at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport. Tickets are €50 each & are available from Noeleen Rooney & Dympna Cullen. Promises to be a great night with special guest speaker, band & disco until late. Last few sponsorship cards are still outstanding from club cycle, Dave & Beano will be in club bar again this Thursday from 9.30pm-10.30pm to receive. Still no winner of Lotto Jackpot of €11,000. Log on now to the club website & get your ticket in the draw, or buy a couple of tickets in club bar on Collins Avenue. Volunteers still needed to join Lotto sales team, contact Aoibheann Dunne with your name. Come down & play Bingo every Wednesday evening from 8.30pm in club hall. For more info on these & other club comings & goings, check out www.whitehallcolmcille.ie, Facebook or Twitter @WColmcille.
JUNIOR hurling play top-four league semi-final v St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh away, November 9, in Oldtown at 2.30pm. Golden Goose Lotto: 07-32-38-40. No Winner. €20 to Leo Halpin, T Newman & C Carroll. Next wek's Jackpot is €1,400.