BALLINTEER ST JOHN'S
NO winner of the November 13th Lotto draw for €3,800. Jackpot will be €4,000 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. Thanks to all who supported the Dinner Dance on Saturday night. A great time was had by all. Our Junior B hurlers had a great win over Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday in the league.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CALLING everybody interested in getting more information on "Strictly Come Dancing 2015". An information night is scheduled for Monday night 17th @7.30pm in the club. Last year was a fantastic experience, so anyone that wants to show off their dancing skills - pop along to the meeting. Congrats to our U21 hurlers, who overcame rivals Kilmacud Crokes this weekend. They look forward to a Championship semi-final in a few weeks. Congratulations to everyone that took part in the Climb 4 Clare walk this weekend. There was a great turn-out for a great charity. CLIMB is a programme for children who are experiencing the impact of a parent's, other significant adult's or a brother or sister's cancer diagnosis. Well done to all involved. Countdown to Ballyboden St Enda's Gala Dinner Dance. Great night guaranteed. Tickets available on www.bodengaa.ie.
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. Check facebook.com/ballyfermotdls for this week's Lotto results. 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.
TWO big results over the weekend, but there can be only one Hero of the Week. This week its Shane Leahy, whose last kick of the game (winning point) gave a brilliant victory to our U16s and ensured the Cup Final victory. Well done to the whole team and management on a great result, and we look forward to the upcoming League Final. Our U12s had a great game with St Pat's, while our U11s had a great set of games against Ballinteer, with both teams performing brilliantly. Our U21s progressed to the A Championship semi-final with a comprehensive victory over St Vincent's last Saturday, with Paddy Small to the fore. Well done lads, and keep an eye out for the fixture in the next 2-3 weeks. A big thank you to Paddy Christie who assisted the team during the enforced absence of the manager. Finally, the club mass for deceased members will be held on Saturday the 29th November in the clubhouse at 5.30pm with all members, friends and family welcome to attend.
IT was a great weekend of football for the club, with the second adult men's team securing their Division 6 status for next year, the first team securing their place in the Division 2 promotion play-off semi-final, and the minor team booking their place in the Division 2 League Final. Loads of support is needed this Sunday in Somerton, when our first team hurlers take on local rivals St Peregrine's in the Division 3 Promotion Final. Throw-in at 11am. The Juvenile Awards Night takes place in Westmanstown this Thursday, with the U8-U11 teams starting at 6:45pm, and the U12-U16 teams starting at 8pm. 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. Tickets for the Cube Fundraiser on 5th December in Westmanstown are now on sale. See the website for full details. 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 €6,000.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
OUR Senior Ladies Football team had a great win over St Maur's in the cup semi-final during the week. Congratulations also to the club's Martin McDonnell, who has been appointed Dublin Minor Ladies Football manager for 2015. We wish him every success for the year ahead. However, it was a case of hard luck for our minor footballers, who lost out in their League Final to Naomh Olaf - but they deserve great credit for playing some really good football throughout the year. The new Le Cheile Coach Support Programme is getting under way in the club. Designed to provide team coaches with any additional information or extra knowledge they require, the programme will consist of workshops every 4-6 weeks, which will cover a range of topics based on the challenges coaches face. Participants will be challenged with setting goals to improve their coaching practice, taking on board the task of reflecting on their coaching manner and style and progressing this to ensure they are getting the most from their team and that their team are getting the most from them. The following numbers drawn on the 10th November did not produce a Club Lotto winner: Jackpot A for €10,000 - 5, 18, 20 and 30; and Jackpot B for €3,800 - 9, 21, 22 and 24. Next week's Jackpots are €10,000 (A) and €4,000 (B). Finally, it's all go for the club's Christmas Party on 29th November, which is a sell-out.
BEST wishes to our Adult A hurlers as they host Kilmacud Crokes next Sunday 23th, 11am, in the League Promotion Final. All support welcome. The 2014 AGM will take place on Friday 5th December at 8pm sharp in Áras Cluain Tarbh. All full members are asked and encouraged to attend, as there will be plenty of issues to discuss. We plan to distribute the information packs on the AGM electronically to all full members in the week prior to the AGM. There were no games of note at the weekend due to the weather conditions. Juvenile subs are now massively overdue and must be paid immediately, thus ensuring your children can participate in upcoming games. Forms can be found on our website in the downloads section at www.clontarfgaa.com. There was no winner of last week's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 1-20-21,-27. The weekly consolation €50 winners were Anne McHugh and Mary O'Rinn. Next week's Jackpot is the magic €6,000. Play the Lotto and support your club on www.clontarfgaa.com.
THANKS to everyone who came to our Table Quiz/Awards Night last Saturday night. It was a great night and thanks to Mark for organising the night and Donal and Lorraine for putting together the Table Quiz. The Player of the Year Awards went to - Intermediate Team: Gavin Dillion & Young Player of the Year: Richard Scott. Junior Team Player of the Year: Oisín Egan & Award for Outstanding Commitment to the team: Diarmuid Madden. Well done to everyone. Training continues for all teams. Academy every Tuesday at 5pm. Minor girls and U14/16 lads training continues this week with Simon. Check out the Fitness Company @ Commercials. Great rates for Commercials players, mentors and parents. 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 for all information. You can also follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/CommercialsHur1 or our Facebook page: Commercials Hurling Cumann iomanaiochta. Club Gear available from Siobhan on 086-3898844.
NO winner of Lotto Jackpot of €5,500 for Monday 10th November. Numbers were: 1-8-9-18. Five match 3 winners each receive €120. Next Jackpot will be €6,000. Tickets are €2 each and draw takes place every Monday in the Club Lounge at 11pm. Our Annual 500 Christmas Draw tickets are now on sale. Tickets are €20, which enters you for 4 weekly draws. The first draw is on Friday 28th November and the final draw is on Friday 19th December. Top prize is €2,000. Tickets available from Francis Byrne, Teresa Keeley, Mary Derwin or Ger Doyle. Please support this very important fundraising venture. Quiet weekend on the games front due to weather. However, our senior hurlers lost their final league to Kilmacud Crokes. Please note that our Nursery/Academy has changed for our 6-7 year olds on Saturday to 10am-11am. Our Sunday food service continues from 12pm-6pm. Why not join us for your Family Lunch and enjoy loads of sporting action on our 3 TVs. This should be a busy Sunday, as St Vincent's and Kilmacud Crokes play in the Leinster Club Championships in Parnell Park. The darts promotion with Eric Bristow and Keith Dellor takes place on Thursday 20th November at 8pm. A Night for Ruairi takes place on Saturday 22nd November at 8.30pm. Tickets are now available at €10 each. Please support this very good cause. Sincere condolences to the Chester and Maher families on their recent sad loss. May they Rest In Peace. The Annual Club Mass for all our deceased members, friends and supporters will be celebrated by Fr John Ennis in the Club Gym tomorrow, Wednesday 19th, at 8pm. This is a time for us to remember all those that have passed away over the past 12 months. Please spread the word. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WITH all games finished this year, all eyes turn to the Player of the Year Awards. This year's Awards will be held in the Kiltipper Pub/Café on the 28th November. Nursery, U8 and U9 at 6pm; U11 and U12 at 7pm. U15 girls at 8pm. Adult presentation starts at 9pm. Tickets for the Adult Awards are €5 and can be bought from any committee member. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 18, 35 and 45. 2X €20 were Byrnes c/o Paddy and Tom Smith c/o Pat. Thanks for your continued support. There will be a committee meeting during the week, date and time to be confirmed. The club will be running a Christmas Raffle, tickets are €10. Tickets can be bought from any committee member.
CONGRATULATIONS to Stephen & Lyndsey Dunne on their recent wedding. Christmas Fair is on Sunday the 30th of November. We are looking for donations of all household items, unwanted gifts, books, CDs, spot prizes, electrical items etc. We are having two collection days; Saturday the 22nd and Saturday the 29th of November from 12pm-3pm in the clubhouse. All donations welcomed. Tickets are now available behind the bar for our annual Christmas Draw or by contacting Maurice Kerrigan. Tickets are limited so don't be disappointed. There was disappointment for the senior hurlers on Sunday morning, losing out on the play-off final by two points after extra-time. Club Lotto was not won. Numbers drawn were 03, 14, 15 and 18. There were 2 match 3 winners. Next week's Jackpot will be €6,700. Club shop is open every Thursday from 8pm-9pm.
BEST of luck to our senior footballers, who play Round Towers at home in the AFL2 Promotion semi-final next Sunday at 11am. Come on down and support the lads. Hard luck to the U21 hurlers, who lost out to Lucan Sarsfields by 0-13 to 0-10 in 12th Lock last Saturday in the A Championship. Best of luck to the U21 footballers, who take on Ballyboden in the A championship next Saturday at 2.30pm in Pairc Ui Murchu. Cuala are delighted to welcome Manhattan Gaels to Dalkey for an international challenge match on Sunday 21st December at 2pm in Hyde Park. It's Manhattan Gaels' first game on Irish soil, so let's all come down and give them a big Cuala welcome. Reception in the clubhouse to follow. Best wishes to Cuala's Shane O'Brien in his new role as Dublin Senior Camogie Manager. Hard luck to the U15 hurlers, who lost their Division 1 League semi-final against Lucan in Old Conna last Sunday. Final score was 6-13 to 3-6 in Lucan's favour. Congratulations to Colm Cronin on winning Young Player of the Year Award at the Friends of Dublin Hurling Celebration Night last weekend. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €1,600. Our three €50 lucky dip winners were Gerard Wildes, Damien McKeown and Deirdre Ní Fhloinn. Tickets for next week's draw can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. The 2014 AGM is in Fitzpatrick's Killiney Castle Hotel on Wednesday 3rd December at 7:30pm. The closing date for receipt of nominations and motions is Wednesday 19th November. Cuala Coaching are running a Foundation Award Coaching course on 4th, 5th & 6th December in Cuala. Times are 7pm-10pm on the Thursday and Friday evenings and 9am-1pm on the Saturday. Contact Ken Fitzgerald at 087-6830296 or any of the coaching team.
ERIN GO BRAGH
THE club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to Tom and Trish Madigan and all the family on the loss of Tom's father. We are looking for ladies over 18 who are interested in taking part in our Gaelic4mothers and others programme. There will be an information meeting in the Erin go Bragh clubhouse, beside Mary Mother of Hope National School at 8pm on Thursday 20th November. If you cannot attend the meeting but are interested in getting involved you can contact Ciara Farrell on 087-9147154. Our Club Annual General Meeting will be held: Monday 1st December 2014. Venue: Clubhouse. Time: 8.30pm. Please note that only fully paid-up adult members are entitled to vote at the AGM. If you are unsure as to whether you are fully-paid please contact the club Registrar Sinead Edgely on 086-8891551. Our Christmas Party will be held upstairs in The Paddocks on November 22nd. Our juvenile teams are always looking for new players. See our website eringobraghgaa.ie for training times. Nursery training for 4-7 year olds continues every Tuesday from 6pm-7pm in Castaheaney Community Centre and Saturday 11.15am-12.30pm in the Phibblestown Community Centre. Call Finbarr for more on 086-3837411. Our juvenile ladies teams are always looking for new players. 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. 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.
SENIOR footballers had an excellent win over Fingallians to retain senior status in the league. Too many super performances to mention in 300 words, but Aron McGrane had a stormer when he came on. Well done to everyone involved. Minor hurlers left it late to secure a solitary point win over Ballyboden to make it to their Championship Final. Down by 4 with 10 minutes to go, Jake Thornton came on and scored a superb long-range effort. A goal and a point in the dying minutes secured victory. Well done to all involved. Annual Fran Leonard challenge game was postponed due to the poor weather and pitch availability. Game now takes place on Sunday 30th November at 1:30pm. Anyone interested in helping out or playing please contact Dynamic Duo: Fergie 086-828 1883 or Joe Tarpey 086-0708238. Well done to St Canice's girls and St Brigid's Glasnevin on recent victories in Cumann na mBunscoil Tournament. Great work by all the girls there. Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser takes place this Saturday 22nd November. Best of luck to all dancers. The Club Bar will be closed all day Saturday 22nd to prepare for this event. There will be television links from hall to bar for this night. Cost of entry on night to Club Bar is €10. Please see Jude Casey for these tickets. Opening time tbc. Juvenile Room will also be closed, so no Grasshoppers on 22nd. 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 7-11-14-23 and bonus number was 18. Next week's Jackpot is €2,200. Thanks for your continued support. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
THE 129th AGM will take place on Sunday 30th November @ 11am in the clubhouse. All full members are invited & encouraged to attend. Our camogie minors play Naomh Mearnog in the second round of the Championship on Wednesday night next @ 9pm in Bray Emmets. All support welcome. The last Executive Meeting of the year, tonight (Tuesday) @ 745pm. Twenty Questions in the Members' Bar every Wednesday. No fee. All welcome. Golf Society Turkey Shoot on Saturday 22nd November in Naas Golf Club. Limited numbers. Contact Gus or Joe O'Callaghan. A date for your diaries; Race night on Saturday 6th December in the clubhouse. There are a few levels of sponsorship available from €20 for a trainer or jockey to €40 for a horse. You may also like to sponsor a race or donate a prize for the Raffle. Contact the bar or team mentors. This promises to be an epic night. Best of luck to club member Dean Gibbons and Hometown on the release of their debut single "Where I Belong". General Release 28th November 2014. Pre-book on iTunes. A great Christmas gift. Club End of Year Hurling Hooley in the clubhouse on Saturday 20th December. Tickets €35 bookable from Eoin Reynolds, Paul, Evelyn or Monica. All welcome to what promises to be a great night if last year is anything to go by. Club Lotto numbers were 6, 7, 12 and 17. No winner. Three 'Match 3' winners - Jerry Hearne, Francis Prendergast and Shane Herbert all c/p club. Next week's Jackpot will be €9,300.
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. Thanks to all members who attended our AGM on Wednesday evening and best of luck and thank you to all outgoing and incoming position holders. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 1-13-15-27. €250 to Greg Kidd for matching three numbers correctly. Next week's Jackpot is €11,988. The club sends its deepest sympathies to the Kiernan, Hickey and Hannigan families. U21s play Championship against Thomas Davis at 2.30pm on Saturday. All support is welcome.
IT was a disappointing Sunday afternoon for our footballers as they were relegated to Division 3 following a defeat to Erin's Isle at DCU. Rebuilding for 2015 has started already with our minors going from strength-to-strength. Our new targets will include the Intermediate Championship & Promotion back to Division 2. Our AGM was deferred last week. It will take place this Thursday (20th November) at 9pm in the Club Hall. This Friday (21st November) the club will host a thank you event, in honour of all those who helped & took part in the very successful Cycle to Linden last May. A big thank you to all the boys and girls that have entered our art competition/comórtas ealaíona. The winners will be announced next weekend. The 2015 Féile girls team are hosting a Monster Novelty Bingo event, in the main hall, on Sunday 30th November from 2.30PM-5pm. Kids & Adults are both welcome. Please note: Friday 28th - The Club Bar will host our Texas Hold'em Poker turkey shoot from 8.30pm. 2015 Diary: There will be a Hurling Workshop on the 23rd January & there will be a running mechanics in GAA course on the 21st February (both in the club). Lotto Numbers: 2-5-24-28-33. There was one winner, Louise Callaghan. The Jackpot this week will be €1,648. It was a sad week for the club as we lost two gentlemen. Albert Kidney was a valued member of the club for the last 40 years, bringing his expertise to the committee room and his warmth to all the members. We also lost Joe O'Rourke aged 91, who played with the club in the 40s & 50s. Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the Kidney & O'Rourke families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
CONGRATS to Peadar MacCanna, who was chosen as the Hall of Fame winner for 2014 at our Function at The Red Cow Hotel on Friday last. Peadar played a major role in the development of Beann Éadair GAA Club. Many thanks to all who attended our celebration night at The Red Cow Hotel and a great night was had by all. Our 2015 membership drive starts from November 14th. All those who sign up before December 20th will be in a draw for a copy of Anthony Daly's 'Dalo'. We have 8 copies on offer. You can sign online at www.fodh.ie. Good luck to Kilmacud Crokes as they take on Ballyhale Shamrocks in the Leinster club semi-final at Parnell Park on Sunday next.
THE annual mass for deceased members will take place at 7pm in the clubhouse this Saturday November 22nd. The annual Juvenile Presentation Night takes place on Saturday 29th November. It is hoped all trophies will be sponsored on the night, so if you think you could arrange some sponsorship please contact Liz Baker. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 2-4-15. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,000. Bingo continues every Wednesday at 8.30pm in the club. Texas Hold'em continues on Friday nights in the bar at 9pm. Button accordion and concertina lessons are available every Monday night at 8pm in the clubhouse. There are Set-Dancing classes every Monday in the hall at 7.30pm. Beginners welcome. Anybody interested in taking up fencing as a hobby can have a go on Tuesday evenings in the club. Details available in club.
NEXT Golf Outing takes place in Corballis on November 29th. Tee time 9.20pm. Innisfails Pool Blue team are away to Trinity on Tuesday. Ladies darts team are at home to Artane Beaumont on Thursday night. Every Monday, the club opens from 4pm with complimentary stew or coddle and of course to start the weekend we have our Friday Club with all pints €3 from 4pm. Call in and say hello. Football Committee meeting Thursday at 8.30pm.
FOR all our coaches, the 4th night of the Child Award 1 Coaching Course is on tonight at 7.30pm, in Scoil Iosagain. Contact Donal with any queries 086-8228369. The Kevin's Dinner Dance/Christmas Party is on November 29th in Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, beside the Barge Pub. Some tickets still available from Eoghan Redmond in Dolphin Park every Saturday morning. Club AGM is Thursday December 4th in Griffith College, everyone is urged to attend. Our Annual November Cup was off last Sunday due to unplayable pitches. It will be hopefully back on this coming Sunday and 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. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. It is 4 numbers now. Last night's draw, Monday 17th November, was €2,300. Contact Gerry Hall for info or any Lotto queries on 087-6463950. The results are also posted on Kevin's Facebook page the Tuesday after each draw. The club is starting to distribute the GAA National Club Draw tickets, please make an effort to sell them and get them back to Gerry Hall. 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.
WITH the 2014 football season coming to a close, and the 2015 season just around the corner, the Football Committee appointed a sub-committee to make recommendations on the appointment of management teams. If you would like to get involved in any of the management roles, we would be delighted to hear from you. Apart from team managers, there are roles for coaches, selectors, mentors, administrators, kit persons and stats persons for teams from U13-Adult (over 20 teams). Please contact Martin Mc Dermott: email@example.com. Sunday; Minor D Football Championship quarter-final at home to St Finian's, Swords at 11am. The lads enter the knock-out stages having topped their group, but now need large, vociferous support for this home encounter. Crokes earn their slot in AHL1 League Final: Stars of Erin pitch may be the highest altitude pitch in Dublin - and it was here that our Senior As maintained their lofty ambitions of adding the AHL 1 League to their recent Dublin Senior Hurling Championship. Sunday 23rd they meet Ballyhale Shamrocks in Parnell Park 2pm in the Leinster semi-final. Sancta Maria (All-Weather) has not been a happy hunting ground for our U21s. In early season we lost the 2013 Final v Ballinteer and yesterday saw our exit to Ballyboden. It was a deserved victory for the hosts, who were more cohesive and adept on the all-weather surface. Well done to the U15 Camogie team, who won the Shield Final in a replay today away to Naomh Mearnog by a scoreline of 3-5 to 3-3. Hard luck to the senior ladies footballers, who lost the All Ireland semi-final after extra-time 0-16 to 3-3. Very tense and exciting match in Kerry. Annual Club Mass for deceased members, 8pm Thursday 20th November.
THANK you to everyone who attended and supported the 25th Anniversary of our Club House Gala Dinner Dance in Croke Park last Saturday. It was a fantastic night and to celebrate it in Croke Park was amazing with current and past members of the club. A special mention and thanks to Br Joe Vaughan, who travelled up from Kilkenny for the night. We would like to thank Croke Park for a great night. Congratulations to the following prize winners on the night - Camogie Player of the Year: Anne Howes; Footballer of the Year: Niall Regan; Hurler of the Year: Sean Stakelum. A special award was also made to Sar Foley for his ongoing contribution to the club and his work over the past 25 years. Our thoughts are also with Sar and his family at this time on the recent death of his sister Denise. Training will continue over the coming weeks for most juvenile teams. We will end the year with a Christmas Party on Sunday 7th December. Mentors will circulate details soon. There was no winner of last week's Lotto. The Jackpot now stands at €2,900.
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 Minor B hurlers and U21H, who won their Championship games at the weekend. The U15A Hurlers also reached their Division 1 League Final following a victory over Cuala. Best of luck next Sunday morning in the Final, which will be at home. The Friends of Dublin Hurling Awards were held last Friday and Lucan Sarsfields are absolutely delighted that the Award of Primary School of the Year goes to our own Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada. To win this Award among hundreds of Primary Schools in Dublin is a fantastic achievement and we wish to compliment and congratulate the school and their teachers for the tremendous work and encouragement they give their young hurlers, footballers and camogie players. Only last week, their Camogie team was successful in winning their Cumann na mBunscoil Final in Croke Park as well. Brilliant excitement and noise by all accounts. We also must mention our own Johnny McCaffrey, who provides great support and inspiration to the schools in Lucan and in this case GS Eiscir Riada in playing our sports. Great work Johnny. Lucan Sarsfields first-ever Family Organiser is now on sale in the bar or from the U13 mentors. The Organiser features top quality photographs of the juvenile members up to age 13, and are ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends. If you haven't already seen the Organiser it is well worth checking it out. All funds raised are for the 7 teams who will be representing the club in the Feile competitions early next year. All support greatly appreciated.
POKER Classic Fundraiser tickets now available. Great night for Poker fans and novices alike. Tickets €25 are now available from club. It takes place this Thursday 20th November. Contact Kevin: 089-4143101. Date for everyone's diary; our Annual Juvenile Presentation will take place on Saturday 29th of November at 2:30pm. This year's Presentation will be in The Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan. This is always a nice occasion to mark the year gone by, so do please come along and help celebrate our up and coming players. Tea/coffee refreshments and food afterwards. Free parking in hotel underground, validated at reception before exit.
HARD luck to the Na Dubh Ghall U11 footballers, who were beaten by Parnell's up in Coolock on Saturday morning. In terrible weather, it's lucky our hosts had an all-weather pitch or the game could not have gone ahead. Well done to the lads on not giving up & putting up a good fight in the second half. Outstanding for Na Dubh Ghall on the day were Nathan Hughes, Sean Elliott & Paddy Doyle. Well done lads. Our nursery has moved indoor on Saturday mornings in the Youth Club from 10am-11am. It is open to all boys & girls between the age of 4 years and 8 years of age. All welcome. Contact Mark Gibney on 086-8394131 for further details.
CONGRATS to our senior footballers on their League Final win against St Maur's in Russell Park on Friday night. A strong second half performance saw the lads come from behind to take AFL1 title. Congrats also to our senior hurlers, who thanks to a wonderful team performance put on a fantastic display on Sunday in IT Blanchardstown against Plunkett's to ensure top-flight status. Hard luck to our valiant inter footballers who, despite a heroic performance, lost out by a point after extra-time against Scoil Uí Chonaill in Sunday's AFL3 Final in Mobhi Road. Congrats to our Minor A camogie team on their Championship win against Whitehall on Sunday and hard luck to Bs on their Championship loss to Lucan. Weather played havoc with many other club fixtures and at the moment all club pitches are closed until further notice. Support needed for our Scór Na nÓg team next Wednesday at 7.30pm in St Peregrine's GAA Club in Dublin round of competition. Best of luck to all. Founder Members' Christmas Lunch will be held in the Mobhi Suite on Thursday 4th December at 12.30pm. Annual Friends of Na Fianna night, Thursday 4th December. Great night ahead with €3.50s all night and complimentary finger food. Tickets now available for this year's Na Fianna Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, which runs from 11th-13th December and can be booked online on club website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Na Fianna's Christmas market runs from 12th-14th December and cabins are available but booking up fast. Anyone interested should email email@example.com. Na Fianna's Juvenile Cinema Club resumes this Tuesday night for 2010 & 2011 age groups. The Club Shop will open only on Saturdays for moment. 25 card drive this Friday night in club from 9.30pm. All welcome. Members' subscriptions now due.
NAOMH Barróg invites you to a Tree Planting Ceremony in Scoil Eoin to celebrate the Foundation of Naomh Barróg in Scoil Lorcáin, September 1974. We wish to express our gratitude and acknowledge the influence the school and the club had on so many young people in sport and in their lives. Tree Planting and unveiling of Plaque will commence at 1pm on the 20th of November 2014. 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. Less than 2 weeks to our Strictly Come Dancing Night. Tickets are €20. It will be a bigger and better night than last year. Tickets available from all the dancers and the Strictly Committee. The last mentors' meeting of the year is this Wednesday at 9pm. Mini-leagues are on this Saturday at 10am. Contact Alan Martin (087-2095974) to place your orders for club leisurewear. This is the last week that you can get the orders in before Christmas. Tickets for our Christmas Draw were given out at the mentors' meeting last Wednesday + the mini-leagues on Saturday. Will those mentors who have not got tickets please attend mentors' meeting on Wednesday and collect your tickets. Live music from Versatile this Saturday night. Naomh Barróg 40th Anniversary Juvenile Football Blitz was held last Saturday. Over 200 Boys and 5 hours of continuous football. Well done to all the players and thanks to all the mentors and parents for the support. The Hurling Blitz will take place this Saturday. Well done to the minor hurlers, who won their Championship semi-final against O'Toole's. Final score 5-7 to 1-6. Scorers- Cillian Costello 3-3, Brian Dennis 1-3, Alex Cosgrove 1-0, Seadhna Ryan 0-1. Man of the match performance from Seadhna Ryan.
WHAT a great day for our club with our senior hurlers beating Crumlin in the promotion play-offs. It was a great game from start to finish with the lead changing hands many times. At the final whistle the teams were on level terms and the game went into extra-time. After the twenty minutes, our lads won out by a single point. It was a great team victory with every one of the players playing their part. Congratulations to the panel of players and the management team for a great end to the season. I would also like to thank Crumlin for a very sporting and competitive game. Come on the parish. Juvenile AGM on Tuesday night at 8pm. We would ask our members to attend this meeting and think about helping out with young teams next season. Senior AGM on Thursday November 27th next. All nominations should be returned to Runaí. Executive meeting on Thursday night 8pm. Limited number of tickets left for Christmas draw. Contact club. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. Lotto numbers this week: 5-6-30. Bonus ball 2. Next week Lotto - €9,000.
WELL our hectic year following our senior football team ended Friday night in a downpour and heartbreak with a defeat in the Senior League Division 1 Final. We were simply gutted with this defeat. It ended in defeat but not failure, things just didn't happen for us on the field and Na Fianna were excellent. The support the team got from everyone in Rush and Fingal has been great. Again, Friday night we were well-supported and while the players may be feeling down right now, let there be no mistaking the people are of Rush are very proud of them and this was evident in the crowds who waited after the game to clap the team off the pitch. To team manager Alan Durnin and his management team of Shane Treanor, Julian Sweetman, Paul O'Brien, Ray Rennicks and physio Kate McCloone, thanks for a terrific year. No stone was left unturned and already people are talking of 2015. Congrats to two of our Maur's girls attending Dublin Minor trials Sunday; Sinead Moran and Naomi Clare. Naomi has also been put forward for Leinster Schools trials. Best wishes to both girls. Well done to Robert Halpin and Stephen Bogan, who played their first game for the Dublin U13 Hurling Development Squad. Both were victorious in their games against Cork Sunday morning. St Maur's Boys Super Star Academy: St Maur's are running a new Gaelic football programme for boys born in 2006 and 2005. This is a programme for boys that have never played Gaelic football before or currently not playing with St Maur's. Venue St Maur's GAA. Start Wednesday 19th November, time 5.30pm-6.30pm. Cost €5 includes t-shirt and certificate. This is aimed specifically for boys that have never played before or have taken a break. Come and join the fun.
THE All-Weather schedule is now on the notice board. Feedback from mentors would be appreciated. Good to see that our senior hurlers got back safely from Barcelona after their weekend of high-intensity training. Our Chairman's Dinner takes place on Saturday night. There are still a few tickets available. Please contact any member of the committee or Eamonn in the bar. Our AGM takes place on the 5th of December. All full members of the club are invited to attend. Please come along as this is your opportunity to comment on any aspect of club activity. I would especially appeal to all our adult players to attend. It's getting to that time of the year again when we ask all former players to stretch their aching limbs in preparation for the annual Married V Singles games. As usual the games will take place on St Stephen's Day with the hurling at 12 and the football immediately afterwards.
ANNUAL mass for deceased members takes place on Saturday 29th November at 6.30pm in St Peter and Paul's church, Balbriggan. Our Annual Awards Night takes place on Saturday 6th December in the clubhouse. A great night is planned and we hope to see all teams and members present. 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 1-11-17. This week's Jackpot will be €1,310.
WELL done to our senior footballers, whose win against Parnell's was a football relegation Championship. This win is the end of our matches for this year and keeps us in the main Senior Football Championship for next year. While our U14 won so much throughout the season we'd need the whole GAA section of the Evening Herald to praise them. So in brief: they won the Football League Final on Saturday by 2 points over St Mary's; their Hurling League; Féile Hurling as well as runner-up in their Football Féile. Well done and congratulations to Ray, his mentors and especially the lads. We had a wonderful turn-out for our Annual Mass on Sunday, giving the players of yesteryear a chance to catch up on times past. We'd like to thank Jack for all his help, Fr Miceál, Fr Tom, the ladies that baked and donated cakes, the wonderful girls that made sandwiches (too many to name) and Lorraine, Louise & Kelly. This Saturday, we have the super 'Desire' for your entertainment. There was no winner of our Thursday night's Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 13 & 19. This week the Jackpot will be €4,700.
PARNELL'S adult section are looking for new volunteer managers. We have vacancies for senior football, senior hurling and inter football. Please contact Suzanne if interested. No later than 12pm on Tuesday 25th November. Chairperson.firstname.lastname@example.org. We are developing a new strategy for our adult section and are looking for interested persons to get involved. We are holding a session on Thursday November 27th at 7pm in the club to generate ideas and areas for focus. Bring all your best ideas for the future of adult sports at Parnell's. Big congratulations to our junior ladies, who won their Championship this weekend. It's been a fantastic year for the ladies and it's great that the hard work of players and managers paid off. A new fundraising committee is being established to generate additional funding and sponsorship for our teams. Anyone interested should contact James Dowling.
IT was great to see another member of the 'Parish' wearing the Dublin shirt at the weekend. Brian Fenton played his first match with the Dublin Squad on Saturday. Our u21 hurlers beat Cuala B 1-14 to 0-11 to reach the U21C Final. Thank you to Paudi Butler and Peter Casey for a fantastic coaching session and to all the girls who volunteered to demonstrate. Hard luck to our minor footballers, who were beaten by a mere 2 points on Sunday morning by Thomas Davis. Our mentor's night is on December 12, please ensure that your manager has submitted your mentor's list. Trad Night is on Wednesday, as always, from 9pm and all are welcome. Strictly Come Dancing tickets are selling like hot cakes. 800 sold to date. Don't miss out on what will be the Club Night of the Year. Tickets available online, in the club lounge or from any of our dancers. Not sure who is dancing? Check out their videos on YouTube - Strictly Come Dancing Raheny GAA. Lotto is now at €3,800. If you're not in you can't win. Congratulations to Brian Fenton, Paddie Reid and Darragh Pelly on their nominations for Grassroots Club Awards. The Awards Ceremony will take place in Cooper Face Jacks on 6th December. Best of luck lads. Our AGM will be held on 2nd December and only fully-paid members are allowed to attend.
THE memory of late Ranelagh Gaels Chairman and President Dick Morrissey was honoured last Thursday when a cup with his name was unveiled. The Dick Morrissey Cup was sponsored by his loving family and will be presented to the winners of Men's AFL Division 8 - the division currently occupied by the Gaels, a club he helped found. Family and friends were present in Birchalls last week for the unveiling of the Trophy. Ranelagh Gaels Academy is up and running for another season and there'll be children's training in Herbert Park from 11.45am every Saturday morning (bar school holidays). The Academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun and safe environment for children four-years-old and up. Men's and ladies football is over until the New Year, though keep an eye on these pages, ranelaghgaels.ie and Twitter (@RanelaghGaels) for full details on when training will return. The Jackpot in the next Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto will be an impressive €2,000 and the draw will take place on Thursday, November 27 in the Tap House. Tickets cost just €2 and can be brought from Smyths, Birchalls, Humphreys and the Tap House. Or you can play without leaving the house by logging into www.locallotto.ie and playing online. 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.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
ANOTHER very successful All-Star Awards Night was held in the club on Saturday night. With a slightly different format this year that included our younger juvenile players taking part in a Skills Assessment (run over two days) and a new Hall of Fame Award to recognize outstanding contributions to the club by members. Our nominated players eagerly-awaited to see if they would be chosen for a place on the All-Star team with Carla Rowe and Ciarán Kilkenny on hand to present them with their award. All-in-all, it was a very successful and enjoyable weekend for all our juvenile players, coaches and parents alike. A huge thanks goes to all who helped make it a very successful night. Well done to all our players for another great year of football and hurling in our club. Even if you were not nominated or chosen on the night you are an integral part of your team - next year is only around the corner, so keep playing. 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. The club is taking part in GAA National Club Draw again this year, tickets cost €10 and all monies stay with our club. Contact Tom Farrell on 086-8825719 to get your ticket. There was no winner of our Lotto Jackpot this week with numbers drawn 2-10-13-24. €50 went to Willy with €25 going to Catherine & Ciaran and D Hand. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,800. Bingo continues each Monday night at 8:30pm with a book costing €10. Our condolences go to the families of Willie Sweetman and Paul Boylan on their recent passing.
SCOIL UI CHONAILL
FANTASTIC scenes on Sunday in Glasnevin as club members celebrated winning the Division 3 Football Promotion play-off Final. The team's one point win over Na Fianna, in a very close and sporting game, was a fantastic achievement following promotion from Division 4 last year. Special mention for all the players, coaches and management who put in an enormous amount of work to achieve so much and to secure the win. The game itself was close and went to extra-time with everyone's nerves on edge. There was huge support on the sideline, which was greatly appreciated by the players & management. Lots of celebrations in the club on Sunday evening, which were enjoyed by all involved. A big thank you to the celebration sponsors including C & C, Cumiskeys Broadstone, Clean All Over and Pan Euro foods. The Club AGM is scheduled for Thursday 27th November at 8pm in the clubhouse - all adult club members (paid-up) are invited to attend. Full details are available on the website with motions and nominations due in by Thursday 13th November. A Table Quiz to support the activity of the Nursery/Naoinra is scheduled for Friday 21st November at 8pm. Entry is €10 per person with teams of four taking part. Lots of fun prizes and a chance to meet up with other member and friends.
THE Juvenile Academy is in action every Saturday morning at 10am in our new winter venue, Rathmichael School. 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); training for girls on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in 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. Two U8 teams travelled to Stars of Erin for a hurling and football blitz on Saturday and enjoyed a great day. However our girls' U11 were not so fortunate as their match against Bray Emmets had to be called off at the last minute because of the weather. Sponsored Treadmill 12-hour Marathon in Brady's on this Thursday November 20th for Shankill GAA, Scoil Mhuire, St Anne's and Gaelscoil Padraig. Hurry and 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 €1,300. Erick Byrne won the €50 prize. Many thanks for all your support. Training for the adult football team is being arranged weekly. Watch out for text message.
WOW. What a fantastic night at The Kube last Friday in The City North Hotel. Many thanks to all 800 of you who came along and made the event such a huge success. Well done to Keith and team from Fundraising Events for putting on a very professional show. And a special mention to the Kube Committee for a job well done. Thanks also to our main event sponsors Ollie's Place and McMeel's Pharmacy. Sincerest thanks to all our sponsors, advertisers, participating clubs/groups and contestants. Congrats to the winner, Darren Bailey, and his chosen charity Pieta House and well done to Gemma Dowling, the runner-up, and her charity the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre. Well done to Finn Chatten, Paul Wilde, Matthew Dooley and David Boyd, who played on the Dublin U13 Hurling Development Squad v Cork at the weekend. 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. With your help we could be open in February 2015. Our donation drive is moving into full-swing. AGM on Thursday 20th November at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. Please support this very important meeting. Academy this Saturday at 10am. New Harps t-shirts, €35. Now Available. Orders to Catherine or Cait 087-2730434. Whist continues on Tuesday nights at 8pm. Zingo result: 5-7-3-1-4-6-2. No Jackpot Winner. Dividend Winner €400; Gary Wilde. Jackpot now €1,700. All proceeds go to the day-to-day running of the Harps. Next draw Thursday night in the clubhouse at 10.30pm. Envelopes €2 from Gary Holland, by quarterly bank standing order or play on-line at skerriesharps.ie. The club extends its sympathy to Angela and the Murray family on the recent death of our friend and club colleague John Murray. May he Rest In Peace.
PRICES in our Club Bar are being reduced with immediate effect. Example: Pint Guinness now €4.10 all week. If you are a member further reduced to €3.81. Call in and bring some friends. Saturday night saw the Blue & White Fight Night Boxers relive their fight on the big screen and get the final total on what they raised. Nearly €29,000. Well done and many thanks to each & every one of them. Our 2nd Triple Mega Draw takes place on 29th November. Over €22,000 in prizes up for grabs. Tickets €120 available to go into this and draw in March. Annez Disco for age 10-12 years, Friday 21st November 8pm-10pm. €5 entry. Cash prize Bingo every Tuesday @ 8pm. All welcome. Open ballad session this Thursday night, musicians & singers welcome. Friday night is music night. All musicians, singers and entertainers welcome. Come along and sit in and enjoy the craic. Dates for your diary: Santa/Xmas Party, 7th December; Juvenile Presentation, 8th December; Adult Presentation, Saturday 13th December. The Macra for boys & girls aged 4-6 years, Saturday mornings 10.30am and Hurling Macra Mondays @ 6pm. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
STARS OF ERIN
MEN'S adult team players wanted for new season. Contact Paudge 086-3092327. Thanks to Shankill for U8s match on Saturday. Clothes in Stars Car Park. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 18-24-29. €20 winners - Colm Walsh, Rosa Roe & Andy Boylan. Next week's Jackpot €5,200. Thanks for all your support.
ST Brendan's GAA Saturday Kidz Club continues this Saturday Morning at 9.30am at Longmeadows. 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.
HUGE congratulations to our Minor A hurlers, who claimed Championship glory with a 1-17 to 0-9 Final win over Thomas Davis on Sunday. Photos and report on website. Brilliant Championship quarter-final win for our U21 hurlers v St Jude's also. Our inter hurlers face Ballyboden in the AHL4 Promotion Play-Off Final on Sunday morning at 11am in Russell Park, while our Minor A footballers face Sylvester's in their Championship semi-final at the same time and venue. Please support our teams. Thanks to all those to organising and those who took part in our Camogie Reunion on Saturday. A great day was had by all. 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 email@example.com for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place on Thursday, November 20th in Russell Park. Make sure you have your tickets. Club Vinyl Night in Russell Park, on November 29th. A great social night in store. See website for more. HPC is closed on Monday evenings from 5pm-7pm until January. Members are asking to use gym outside this 2 hour period. Additional preparatory work has commenced on the new grass pitch, so it is completely out of bounds until further notice. 2014 AGM is scheduled for Sunday, December 7th at 7.30pm in Russell Park. Nomination and motions forms now on website.
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 are now 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: 4, 10, 11 & 29. No winners. Draw 2 - numbers drawn: 7, 23, 24 & 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. The winning number in the Bonus Ball draw was 35 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. Our Annual Christmas draw will take place on Friday 19th of December. Great cash prizes, tickets are €10 each and limited to 300. Tickets available from the clubhouse. 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.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE Lotto Jackpot was €8,400 this week and the numbers drawn were 7-16-20-24. There was no Jackpot winner. The €50 winners were Sean O'Neill and Mark J Ryan. Next week's Jackpot will be €8,500. Don't forget you can pick up a Lotto ticket through our website http://www.stfinians.com. The Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 13th of December in the clubhouse. The Coffee Stop re-opened last Saturday and it proved very popular, with the good attendance enjoying a cuppa and a chat. The menu will be slightly more extensive next week as a result of customer feedback. The GAA National Draw will take place early in 2015, with the tickets going on sale this week. The club uses 100% of the funds raised through this draw for development of club facilities, with all the excellent prizes being supplied by the GAA. Tickets (€10) are available from team mentors and committee members.
WELL done to our intermediates, who capped a fine year off by achieving promotion to AFL3 for next season. The boys have been brilliant all year and they, and their management team, have been a credit to the club. Jude's were crowned Hurling Club of the Year at the Friends of Dublin Hurling Awards Night, which was held in the Red Cow last night. This award was given to the entire hurling section for all the hard work that has been put in the past year. The Annual St Vincent De Paul Fun Quiz takes place tonight in the club. The fun starts at 9pm and we hope to see you all there. Questions by Mr B and a great night is in store. Numbers drawn: 4-5-19-27. No players matched 4. Match 3: Fidelma Moran, Michael Hartnett & Peter Hanrahan, who all share €250 Jackpot. Next week: €12,300.
TRAINING for the Academy and U9s on Saturday. Membership fees for 2015 are now available on the club's online store - www.stkevinskilliansgaa.com. This year we are providing multiple payment options for membership fees. We are having our Christmas Party for the Juvenile Section (The Academy, U9s and U12s) on Saturday the 13th December at 12.30pm in the IMC Cinema, Tallaght. We have also booked the VIP Room for after the film (approx 13.45) with refreshments for the parents and children. Cost will be €3 per child. Parents and siblings of the players are also welcome to come along to the film. Cost is €3 for ticket and €3.50 for kids' food tray. Bookings will be taken at the next 2 Saturday training mornings. We are having a celebration night for all adults in the Kingswood Lodge on Saturday 29th November from 9pm. All players (past and present), partners, parents of kids playing with the club and friends of the club are very welcome to join us as we celebrate a great year for the club and as we look forward to an even better 2015. We will be presenting the senior Player of the Year on the night. The Club Lotto results for Sunday 16th November; Numbers drawn: 9-10-16. No Winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to Sophie Perry, Jimmy Corcoran & Len Roe. Next week's Jackpot is €2,550. You can play online at www.stkevinskillinasgaa.com. 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 always looking for anyone interested in helping out with all aspects of the club such as fundraising committee, coaching assistants etc.
HARD luck to the intermediate footballers, who lost their League Promotion Final to St Jude's, 1-7 to 2-11. Best of luck to St Jude's for next year. Our Club AGM will be held on 10th December in the Complex. All motions and nominations must be submitted in writing to club secretary David Doran by 26th November at the latest. E-mail address is Secretary.firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard luck to the U13s, who lost to Castleknock on Saturday. The lads weren't themselves in the first half, but rallied in the second half with a very courageous display.
OUR thoughts and prayers are with Christy Nolan and his family on the recent bereavement of his mother. Congratulations to Daire Mulhall, who was part of the U13 Dublin Hurling team that drew against Cork on Sunday. Night at the Dogs is on this Friday the 21st of November. €20 includes transport to and from Harold's Cross and food. Tickets still available in club. Club Bar opens at 2pm on a Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday. 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. Set-Dance Classes every Monday evening at 8pm. Club 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. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. First draw €1,000, Jackpot not won. Numbers: 10, 19, 25 & 27. Six €50 winners are 1 Singo 2 Maureen Doyle c/o Frank Doyle 3 Karen Moore 4 John Lenihan 5 Pat Cannon c/o club 6 Rita Boland & Billy Boland.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
COMMISERATIONS to our senior team, who lost their Division 1 status after a titanic struggle with Thomas Davis in Tallaght last Saturday evening. Our thanks to the management and players for all their efforts in 2014. Our U14s also lost out in their League Final after extra-time against O'Toole's. Again our thanks to the management and players. Annual General Meeting takes place on Thursday 20th November at 8pm sharp in clubhouse. Lotto numbers drawn this week: 1-11-15-18. There was no winner, so next week's Jackpot will be €3,400. There were no Match 3 winners of €100. Our history book is selling fast; it is available in a number of outlets in Saggart and Rathcoole and also from Mick Nugent 087-6888909, Brendan Murray 086-0401169, or Eamon Walsh 085-7367291.
BIG week ahead for our adult ladies team as they prepare for their Championship semi-final versus Round Towers of Lusk. The game is pencilled down for 2pm on Sunday November 23rd on the back pitch. The Monettes have this season displayed huge levels of determination, commitment and dedication and are now just one step away from a coveted Championship Final place. We are appealing to all club members to come along to this vital game. Show the girls your full support, play your part and be the 16th player. Big thank you to everyone who supported our Mons Fight Night last Saturday. From all the participants, sponsors, patrons and organisers it was a wonderful event which to date has raised €3,750 for the club with more monies still to be returned. A special mention of thanks goes to Donna McGrath, who produced a wonderful souvenir program for the event. There was no winner of our Club Lotto draw on Thursday night last (November 13th). Numbers drawn out were 6-10-21. Next Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €1,250. Tickets can be purchased from bar staff. Our Annual Club mass takes place this Thursday November 20th at 8:00pm in the clubhouse. Dates for your diary: December 6th, Adult Awards Night; December 14th Juvenile Presentations. www.stmonicasgaa.com.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
LADIES section AGM tomorrow, Wednesday 19th November, at 7pm. Juvenile AGM on Monday 24th November @ 9pm. Club AGM at 8.30pm on Thursday 4th December. Fixtures: Sunday 23rd November - Junior Hurling Division 8 League Final vs Lucan Sarsfields, MSP @ 2.15pm. Minor C Football Championship quarter-final v Craobh Chiarain, Clonshaugh @ 11am. Support for both teams appreciated. Lotto numbers for 16th November were: 16-19-22-24. No winner of Jackpot. Match 3 winner: Mick Moynihan. Jackpot now €5,100.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
OUR Lotto Jackpot has rolled over again. It's reached €7,800 now. The numbers drawn were 6-9-24-29. The five €20 winners were Gerry Lynders (arís), Ozzy, Paul Murphy, Patty Duignan and Dolores Keeling. Thanks everyone for your support. Congrats to our fantastic hurlers, who beat Thomas Davis on Sunday 2-11 to 1-06 to gain their third promotion in four years. Congrats too to Bryan Kelly on being award a Laoch Gorm from The Friends of Dublin Hurling. Our U13 boys had their League Final postponed until next week. We send good luck wishes to these lads, who must have nerves of steel after this drawn-out campaign. COYBIGnB - the club is rooting for you lads Congrats to Donabate CCs U16 and U18 girls' squads, who have both made the quarter-finals. Hard Luck to the boys' U14 squad, who had a hard run in the league. Keep up the hard work DCC lads and ladies, it's all about the team effort. The girls' U14 team and all the Primary School Leagues begin in the New Year. As you'll be aware, our AGM is on 1 December in Donabate Golf Club at 8pm. Thank you to those who took the time to send in Nomination/Motion Forms. Our Christmas Social is on 6 December at 8pm in Beaverstown Golf Club. Tickets for the Christmas Social are €15 and are available from the office. Tickets for the GAA National Draw have gone on sale in the office. Katrina Rogers is leading our Sales Team. It is so important that we sell our allocated tickets; we have the potential to raise €20,000 for the club if we all work together on this. Please contact Katrina on 087-3812523 or on email@example.com for tickets. Here's a handy link for more information: http://www.gaa.ie/clubzone/national-club-draw.
THERE was no winner of last night's Lotto. The numbers drawn were 2, 17, 18 and 27. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,200. Well done to our senior footballers, who had a 2 point victory over Naomh Mearnog to retain senior championship status for next year. The Junior As beat O'Toole's on Thursday to retain their Division 6 status. Hard luck to the U16s, who lost out in the League Final on Saturday to Naomh Olaf. The inter hurlers play Castleknock next Sunday at 11am in Somerton to go senior. The minor footballers play in the Championship quarter-final at the same time in ITB against Fingallians. Please get out and support the teams. Any teams that aren't using their Astro slots, can you please let Robert Keogh know so he can re-allocate them until you need them again. The main pitch is now closed to all training and matches, for essential work ahead of next season. The Club AGM is next Monday night at 8.30pm in the hall. All paid up full members are entitled to attend. The club has recently launched St Peregrine's Active Transformation. A 10 week healthy lifestyle program beginning in January. For details, email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Club Player of the Year Awards will be on Saturday 6th December in the club. Our Academy Christmas Party and Juvenile Awards will take place on the 20th December in the hall. More details on both to follow.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dermot O'Malley on becoming our new Club Chairman. We wish Dermot and his Executive all the best in the future. The senior footballers play their Leinster semi-final v Garrycastle from Athlone this Sunday 23rd in Parnell Park at 4pm. Wear your colours and support the lads. Get your tickets early as it will be a sell-out. Naomh Uinsionn Abú. Congrats to the Junior 8 Footballers on their promotion to Division 7 with their League Final win over Na Gael Oga on Sunday. Well done lads. Hard luck to our U21 & U14 footballers, who lost out in their big games on Saturday. Ever forward lads. The Jack Gilroy Tournament 2014 is registering players on Thursday evening at 8pm in the club. Accepting all players from 12 years to 16 years old. Free Under Armour top for all players and medals for the winners. Please come along to our Monthly 'Cover Up Card Night and Sing-A-Long' in the Club Bar tomorrow evening, Wednesday, at 8pm. Always a great night in the Club and all are welcome. Our Senior 5 Camogie take on the Junior 8 Footballers in a mixed team match this Saturday 22nd November at 4.30pm in PNU. 1st half Camogie, 2nd half Football. This is followed by a Quiz in the Bar at 8pm. Mini-leagues continues every Saturday at 10.30am and Boys Mini-leagues on Wednesdays from 6pm. Host your party or function at the club. Call Michelle at 01-8335722 or email email@example.com for more details.
CONGRATULATIONS to senior footballers, who preserved Division 1 status with victory over St Mary's. Hard luck to minor hurlers, who were defeated by St Brigid's in Minor Hurling Championship Final and junior hurlers who lost out in promotion play-off. On Saturday, our U21s play Fingal Ravens at home at 2.30pm and minor footballers face Raheny next Sunday. The U12 hurlers travel to Raheny on Sat at 12.15pm as they seek to claim runners-up spot in Division 2. Well done to U9 and 10 ladies, who beat Templeogue and U13s, who had a great day out abseiling in Dalkey. Senior ladies team are looking for new management for 2015 and anybody interested in the position should contact Sam Payne on 087-2241391. There was no winner of Lotto Jackpot and next week's Jackpot will be €3,000. The numbers drawn were 4,8,14 and 17. 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. Resound 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 Mon 24 November from 9.30am-5pm. To book a place call 1890577577. Condolences to the Kenna family on the death of Josephine.
THE Club AGM is Monday 24th November at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. All members should attend. Adult 3 footballers play Naomh Mearnog in the Championship semi-final play-off on Sunday morning. All support welcome. See fixture list for time and venue. U8s took to the road on Saturday morning, but it wasn't the normal away trip. They got a tour of the Fire Station and had a spin in the fire truck. We would like to thank Ciaran and the lads at the station for making the morning so enjoyable. Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw are available from any committee member or mentor. Please support this fundraiser. Tickets are €10. Trinity Gaels sold the 1st prize winning ticket last year, which was a trip to Australia.
U7S training session is on Monday from 6pm-7pm; U8s Tuesday from 6pm-7pm and U10s Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. Please arrive on time as the hall is booked for one hour only. €2 charge applies to each child training to cover the cost of renting the hall. Nursery continues from 10am-11am every Saturday in the Community Centre. Tickets are now on sale for our bumper Christmas Raffle. Lots of super prizes and tickets only cost €3. Please support. Tickets can be purchased at training sessions, from committee members or in Jack O'Neill's Pub. Thanks to all the local businesses who have already donated prizes and for anyone still wishing to donate, please contact Charlie or any of the committee members. Our AGM will be coming up shortly, so for anyone thinking of joining the committee, or the under-age set-up, please contact one of the committee members.
COMMISERATIONS to our Men's Junior A Footballers, who lost their relegation play-off on Sunday last. Huge thanks to the management team of Mark Thompson and Damien Gallagher for their tireless work and dedication this year, and that of their selectors. Thanks also to the players for their efforts during the season. We re-group in January and go again. Club AGM will take place on Thursday 4th December at the clubhouse. Please note postal reminders will not be sent to members. All motions and nominations must be forwarded in writing to Gary Keogh or any committee member by Thursday 20th November. Annual Players and Members End of Season Night takes place this Saturday in The Merry Ploughboy, downstairs at 8.30pm sharp. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn 3-19-28. €25 to Sue Kelly, Des Mellow, Jenny Walsh & Darragh Healy. Jackpot next week is €7,700. All welcome. GAA National Draw tickets are now available from the club at €10 each. 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. Ladies training each Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm at Frank Kelly Park. All new players welcome, contact Louise on 086-8333587.
A BIG thank you to everyone that has made 2014 a year to remember. There are still some matters to be addressed in the coming weeks; Tickets (@ €10) for the Annual GAA National Draw are now available from any committee member. The prizes are amazing and all proceeds go to the club. There are only 400 tickets allocated. This is a great Christmas Gift for your customers and suppliers. Make sure you get yours. The Club Shop will be open from 10am-11:30am on Saturday mornings with a full range of gifts for under the tree. The nursery for 5-7 year olds is now running indoors at Crunch Fitness for the winter session. Contact Declan Jennings at 085-8006101 for more information or join us at the venue and ask for Geraldine Culloty. Dates for your Diary: All juvenile members are asked to make themselves available on Saturday 22 November from 11:30am for "A Day in the Life of a Gael". Details to follow. The Senior Club AGM takes place on Tuesday the 25th November at 8pm in Westmanstown. All adult members are asked to attend for an update on upcoming changes planned for 2015. The Senior Club Christmas Party and Awards Night is scheduled for Saturday the 6th December also in Westmanstown from 8pm till late (very late). The Juvenile Christmas Party will run on Sunday 14 December from 2pm. Please note that this event is suitable for "Santa's believers". Individual team mentors are encouraged to schedule alternative events for older teams.
WELL done to our U14 Footballers - Division 1 League Champions after a good win over St Vincent's last weekend in the Final at Parnell's All-Weather. Great performances all over the field. GAA 4 Mams are holding a Table Quiz this Friday at 9pm. All monies raised will go towards Christmas Party for our more senior members. All welcome to come & join in the fun. All members please check emails for notification & nominations form for this year's AGM, which will take place Monday 8th December at 8pm. Every full member should complete & return form to Noeleen Rooney before 21st November. Could everyone who took part in Sponsored Cycle or Strictly please return any outstanding sponsor cards as soon as possible? Cards can be given directly to Dave Hart, Brian Cullen, Jim Eviston or left behind the bar. Many thanks to all who have already returned cards. Still no winner of last week's Lotto Jackpot of €11,000.