BALLINTEER ST JOHN'S
BALLINTEER ST JOHN'S
NO winner of the February 12th Lotto draw for €2,000. Jackpot will be €2,200 next week. Our Joker Wild Draw continues this Thursday; it is open to Lotto players present in the clubhouse on the night. 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. Great start for our adult football teams in the Cup. Our Senior and Junior Bs beat Templeogue and St Anne's respectively, while our Junior As drew with Templeogue.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATS to the Dublin senior hurlers and especially the Ballyboden representatives. Roll on Kilkenny next weekend. A big thanks to Olympic Silver medallist Kenny Egan with his help to Ballyboden St Enda's U15A hurlers and footballers, who have just finished up a series of Strength & Conditioning sessions. Membership for 2015 is now available to pay online. Please go to our membership page for details as to how to pay. Rehearsals are well under way for the upcoming Strictly The Sequel evening on February 27th. All our dancers are working hard and the committee are busy planning an evening to remember. If you have not got your tickets yet please contact any of our dancers or any of the committee. We are also looking for dance sponsorship and ads for our programme. Contact Grainne Nolan for more details. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's, log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Twitter or Facebook by searching Boden GAA.
HARD luck to Ballyboughal U8 and U-11 teams, who both played great football in home matches on last Saturday morning, but narrowly lost out to Fingallians and Ballymun Kickhams. Well done to the three St Peter's boys' teams, U11 & U13 who were victorious over Lucan Sarsfields (B) and Cuala (B) respectively and minors who drew with Naomh Barrog. Hard luck to both adult men's teams who were beaten in their Cup matches to two Na Fianna teams, one game at home and one away. Fixtures for Saturday 21st: U13 St Peter's play at home in Naul at 3pm. Sunday 22nd: U15 St Peter's play away at 11.30am. 1st team play away at 10.30am v St Finian's (S) in their 1st league game of season and 2nd team also play their 1st league game away v St Joseph's OCB at 12pm. Membership is now due and can be paid by credit card online on www.ballyboughalgfc.com. Club AGM is being held in National School tonight, Tuesday 17th February, at 8.30pm sharp. All players and members invited to attend.
THE Nursery is on Wednesday Evenings from 6pm-7pm in the Leisure Centre. This week's Lotto numbers were 8-11-12-20; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot, €5,000. The four €30 winners are Elaine Lynch, Linda Monaghan, Ciaran Monaghan & Carmel Nolan. 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 Hero of the Week is Zach Farrell. He was the outstanding player for our U11s in a terrific game of football in Ballyboughal, and that was some achievement, because the whole team were outstanding. Zach certainly will have a future in blue and navy if he keeps up this form. Comhghairdeas and take a bow Zach Farrell, laoch na seachtaine. But this was just one of a string of brilliant wins for the juvenile section. Our U13s turned a 9 point half-time deficit into a 7 point victory over Clanna Gael Fontenoy with Deano and Woody on top form. Our U15s had a hard-fought win over Brigid's, with Eoghan McCartan, David Drumgoole, Eamon Hill, Jason Keating and Jordan Bell exceptional. The lads now have gym work at 7pm on Tuesday to prepare for Thomas Davis next week. Our U16s maintained their 100% record with a great team performance to get the win, with Ryan Maher, Ryan Graydon, Conal Cullen and Andrew McCaul all hitting form, which is encouraging as they now go to Ballyboden next Saturday. A big well done to our minor A with a win over Raheny. Even short of 4 county players, and 5 lads who played Saturday. Best were Elliot Craig and Arron Elliot in midfield, and Colm Hulton and Glenn Doyle class up front. Our Nursery is on next Saturday from 9.30am. All children over the age of 3 welcome. For more information call Shane on 086-1600042. Membership for 2015 is now due to be paid. Please see your designated team mentor or any member of the executive committee. Finally, there are club merchandise items for sale, and can be ordered at firstname.lastname@example.org and can be viewed on our social media. You can find the links to follow us at Facebook/Twitter on http://www.ballymunkickhams.com.
THE Adult Football Leagues kick off this weekend, with the first team away to Scoil Ui Chonaill, the second team away to Skerries, the third team at home to Crumlin and the fourth team at home to Croi Ro Naofa. All games take place on Sunday, so get out and support someone if you can. The club are hosting a Sevens Tournament as Gaeilge on the 28th February in Somerton. With teams from all over Dublin taking part in this competition, the games will be played entirely in Irish to mark the beginning of Seachtain na Gaeilge. If you would like to take part or just to help out, please contact Dave Sweeney at 087-7495344 or email@example.com. All standards of Irish are welcome, so don't be shy. GMT is back up and running, meeting in the Carpenter Car Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. The Annual Club Race Night has been arranged for the 6th March, and will take place in Kavanagh's Pub as always. Training for the 2nd Annual Club Cycle has commenced, which will be on Easter Saturday. Full details on the website, cyclists of all ages and experience welcome. Membership for the New Year is due, please continue to hand in all forms and fees. Forms can be downloaded from the website. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot, which now stands at €8,200. If would like to send in any photos, news or match reports, please send them all to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE had fine spring conditions in Islandbridge for our first day of competitive hurling on Sunday, when we fielded two teams in the first round of 2015 Cup competitions. Unfortunately, our first team were beaten by St Kevin's in the Fág a Bealach Cup and our second team by Lucan Sarsfields in the Eddie Barron Shield. It was a similar pattern in both games, with the visitors building up a strong half-time lead and our second half comeback was not enough to bridge the gap. The Chairman, Conor Bracken, saw a lot of positives in both performances and the achievement of fielding two teams. Training continues this week. All players are asked to be on the pitch for 7pm on Wednesday. The new committee appointed at the AGM had its first meeting on 11th February. The priority issue is the challenge of managing two teams and how to address the pressures of an ageing squad and the loss of some of our more experienced players, who have moved out of the city. Our international squad is all set to travel to Brussels for a game on Saturday 21st February. Hopefully all will get there and back safely. Full report in these notes next week.
THE 2015 season is well under way. 1st team played St Margaret's in their first Joy Cup match of the season. The match ended in a draw on a scoreline of Clann Mhuire 2-5, St Margaret's 1-8. St Peter's minors had a spirited comeback against Naomh Barrog in their first league match of the season. A Jack McGrane goal ensured the minors came away with a point from the fixture. The final result was St Peter's 1-18, Naomh Barrog 5-6. St Peter's U15s had a 2 point win over Cuala. After 3 games they are sitting nicely on the top of league. St Peter U13s had a comprehensive win over Lucan Sarsfields on Saturday. Our U11s had an excellent win over St Mark's at home on Saturday morning. Oisin Allen had an excellent game in defence, while there were some exceptional scores from Oisin Doyle, Dara Allen, Thomas Tiernan, Luke Wilson, Ben Rogers and Finn Harmon. Our U10s also had a good win over Parnell's. While our U8s made the short journey to Swords to face Fingallians. They had a draw match in the first game and lost the second by 4 points. It was great to see the team displaying excellent skills. Make sure to check the Evening Herald on Tuesday and our website www.clannmhuire.ie for fixtures and results for the coming week. Anyone who is looking to order club gear can do so online on oneills.ie and have it delivered directly to your door. Remember that Annual Lotto tickets are due for renewal shortly.
TEAM of the Week are our junior B footballers, who kicked off their season with a good cup win over Erin Go Bragh (1-8 to 0-8), with Conor Murphy and Karl Ranson excellent in the backs. There were good wins in football for the minor B, U13A and B teams, while the 3 U11 sides that travelled to Ballyboden all won. All adult subs are now due and should be paid by 28th of February. Congratulations to Sarah Fagan, Caoimhe O'Connor, Heather Bolger, Aoibhe Bell and Niamh Hetherton, who all made the Dublin U16 girls' squad for the coming year. This coming Friday the 20th is our monthly music night in the bar from 10pm. Featuring the excellent 'No Strings Attached', and all members and friends are invited down. All members are encouraged to play the Club Lotto on www.clontarfgaa.com.
WELL done to all juvenile players who took part in Gormanstown Sunday afternoon. Final Gormanstown games next week. Fixtures this week: Saturday - U8s away to Cuala at 11am, U10 home to Clontarf at 11am, U11 away to Whitehall at 11.30am, U12 home to Faughs at 12.15pm, U13s home to Castleknock at 12.15pm. 22nd February, minor hurling away to Good Counsel at 11am, minor camogie team away to Ballyboden Sunday at 11am. 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. 2015 club membership is now due. You can pay your membership online via our website or to your mentor at training. It is important to note that if membership is not paid, players are not insured for training or matches. Check out our website www.commercialshurlingclub.gaa.ie for all information. You can also follow us on Twitter, https://twitter.com/CommercialsHur1, or our Facebook page: Commercials Hurling Cumann iomanaiochta. Club Gear available from Siobhan on 086-3898844.
CONGRATULATIONS to Sean Shanley on his election as Chairman of the Dublin County Board. This is a great personal achievement and honour for Sean and his family. We are very proud in the club for one of our own to achieve such recognition from the clubs in Dublin. We wish Sean the very best in his new role and we assure him of our continued support. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €6,000 for Monday 9th February. Five match three winners each receive €120. The numbers were: 7-8-13-17. Next week's Jackpot will be €6,500. Tickets are €2 each and the draw takes place every Monday in the Club Lounge at 11pm. Please support. Annual Club Dinner Dance will take place on Monday 16th March. Tickets are €32.50 and can be booked by contacting Mary Derwin. The Senior Members' Party was a great success, thanks to Stephen Byrne and his army of helpers. The raffle on the day raised over €1,000 and was donated to St Francis Hospice in Raheny. Well done to all concerned. Membership fees are now due. Please contact Club Registrar Linda Scanlon or you can pay at the Club Bar. Receipts are issued. The first Golf Society outing of the year is in Headford GC on Saturday. Tee reserved from 11.30am-12.30pm. New members and visitors are most welcome. Further info from Mick Corcoran on 085-7834243. The Junior Hurling Management are looking for players young and not so young. Current Players who have not made contact with David Kelly 086-2503874 are asked to do so immediately. Former players who have retired or just gave up playing for whatever reason are invited to make a return. Your club needs you.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to Sarah Fleming and the Dublin minor ladies, who got the Leinster Championship off to a winning start over the weekend. Men's team play St Anne's on Monday night away. Throw-in 7:30pm. Well done to the U8 boys and U12 boys, who both got wins over the weekend. Membership is now due. Membership prices will be posted in the next few days. The club will be doing a Registration Day this coming Saturday 21st of February for all juvenile teams. There will also be training for those teams on Saturday. Times will be posted for all teams in the coming days. The club will be putting in another order for gear. Final date to order is 25th of February. Training times for the coming week will be posted on Monday. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 10-15-28. 2X €20 winners were Gearoid Ryan and David Kelly both c/o Pat. Next week's Jackpot €2,650. Thanks for your continued support. Anybody looking to have items included in the weekly club notes, please contact club secretary before 10am every Monday. Keep up with ongoing club events on Facebook and Twitter.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ben Quinn and Conor Murphy on their impressive NHL Division 1 win over Tipperary on Sunday. The Dubs head to Nowlan Park to take on Kilkenny this weekend. Senior hurlers beat Naomh Fionnbarra on Wednesday night in the Boland Cup to open up their season with a win. The Junior A footballers drew in a challenge match on Sunday, but are in good place ahead of their opening league game, which takes place this Sunday in Pearse Park at 12pm against Templeogue/Synge Street. The Dazzlers open their league account against Castleknock at 2.30pm in Somerton. Jay Perry took his U12 footballers out to play St Peregrine's on Saturday morning and we're happy to report the team played their hearts out with outstanding performances all over the pitch. Keep up the good work Jay and the gang. Club Lotto was not won and there were 5 match 3 winners. The numbers drawn were 3, 14, 17 and 25. Next week's winning Jackpot will be €8,500. Club shop now open every Thursday at 8PM-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park. If you want to see your team, event or anything else added to our weekly club notes, please don't hesitate to contact your PRO Andrew on 086-3148539. I'd be happy to hear from you.
WELL done to Cuala's Paul Schutte, Cian O'Callaghan, Colm Cronin and Mark Schutte and the rest of the Dublin senior hurlers on their win over Tipperary in the league last Sunday. Cuala Coaching are running a Foundation Award Coaching course on 25th, 27th & 28th February in Cuala. Times are 7pm-10pm on the Wednesday and Friday evenings and 9am-12pm on the Saturday. You can register at email@example.com, contact Ken Fitzgerald at 087-6830296 or contact any of the coaching team. Congratulations to Conor Mullally and the UCD Sigerson Cup team, who beat GMIT to reach the semi-final of the Sigerson Cup last weekend. Congratulations also to Cuala's Eimear Loughlin and Jennifer Dunne, who were named on the Dublin U16 Ladies Gaelic Football Panel that will take on Meath in the Leinster Championship on February 28th. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €2,800. Our three €50 lucky dip winners were Pip Connolly, Peter Dunne and B Campbell. Tickets for next week's draw can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. Cuala Awards Night has been rescheduled for Saturday 28th February. A full refund is available for anyone who paid for tickets and is unable to attend the new date. Please contact your table co-ordinator or the organising committee (Damian: 086-3855133) to get a refund or buy more tickets. Cuala 2015 Annual Subscriptions are now due. Take advantage of the new 'early bird' rates by renewing your subscription before 28th February. You can renew online here - http://www.cualagaa.ie/renewal-of-annual-subscription/. The Academy, Juvenile Boys and Juvenile Girls Sections are always looking for new players. If your child is interested in trying Gaelic Games, check out www.cualagaa.ie for contact details for your child's age group.
ERIN GO BRAGH
THANKS to everyone who attended our AGM. Thanks to Sinead Edgely and Sean Flood for their hard work through the years on the Executive Committee. Membership is due. Forms are on our website and available at training. If you have any queries contact Finbarr 086-3837411. With Coláiste Pobail Setanta we are holding Strictly Clonee on 25th April in Westmanstown. We are looking for help with the organisation. Contact John 086-8184054. Our juvenile teams are looking for players. See our website eringobraghgaa.ie for more. Our Nursery continues Tuesdays 6pm, Castaheaney Community Centre and Saturday 11.15am, Phibblestown Community Centre. Well done to our underage teams at the weekend. Our U12 footballers drew with Na Fianna. Our U13 footballers won, while our U14 footballers lost to local rivals St Peregrine's by one point. Our ladies juvenile teams are looking for players. Our U14 and U9 ladies football team are looking for players. Call Linda 087-9785053 for U14 and Maria 087-2380741 for U9s. Our adult ladies football and camogie teams are looking for players. Contact John 087-2727077. Our gaelic4mothers continues. Call Ciara 087-9147154. Hard luck to our footballers, who lost to Clontarf on Sunday in the Duffy Cup. Anyone interested in playing can call Pat 087-7642155. Hard luck to our hurlers, who lost to Na Fianna in the Miller Shield. Anyone interested in playing can contact Karl 087-2352074. Our Weekly Lotto continues every Friday. Tickets on sale at training, The Paddocks, The Vineyard, The Strawberry Hall and The Grasshopper. Tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5.
FIXTURES this week include: 3 games on Sunday. Senior Footballers v Naomh Mearnóg in the club at 10:30am. Inter Footballers play St Maur's in Rush at 12pm and Junior Footballers play Clontarf in the club at 2:30pm. All support welcome for the first league games of 2015. Training continues for all teams. Full attendance required. The Minor and Adult Section will be running a 2nd Hell and Back Event in June. Information meeting in club on Tuesday 22nd February at 9:30pm. Looking to make this a big event, so everyone is welcome to attend. Minor and Adult Section Meeting this Thursday 19th at 9:15pm. Full attendance required. Applications for new Ladies Junior Football Manager need to be in by Wednesday February 18th to Frank O'Shea. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 087-6777592. Memberships are now due. Yvonne Berigan will be in Juvenile Room on Saturday from 11am-1pm. New members must pay before playing or training. Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Juvenile Disco on Friday. 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 12-18-19-24 and bonus number was 3. Next week's Jackpot is €3,000. Thanks for your continued support. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
SENIOR hurlers had an excellent start to the New Year with a convincing win over Castleknock on Sun morning. Well done to our U14 boys on a great win against Kilmacud last Sunday. Please note the club shop is now open on Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm-7.30pm. Any queries to Mairead Hanrahan, 087-7816101. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Joe Hannigan, who is hospitalized at the moment. We all miss you Joe, especially the Wednesday night gang. Also to John Keating, who is recuperating at home. A big "Thank You" to all who came along to our St Valentine's Night special on Saturday last. It was most enjoyable and a good time was had by all who attended. Our next social event will be Oiche Ceoil agus Craic on the eve of St Patrick's Day. Best of luck to Ger Mullins and family as they relocate to County Wicklow. Annual membership is now due, payable to Tom Ryan, Evelyn Whelehan or register & pay online on www.faughs.ie. Players please note, if you are not paid up you are not covered by insurance in the event of injury. Fifteenth Anniversary Mass for the late John Hearne will be celebrated in the clubhouse on Sunday 1st March @ 11am. Twenty Questions in the members' bar every Wednesday. All welcome. Club Lotto - numbers 2, 8, 12 & 28. No Winner. Two 'Match 3' (share €200) - Ailicia Sweeney and S&B McKiernan. Next week's Jackpot will be €10,600.
THERE was no winner of this week's Lotto. Lotto numbers were 6-21-29-35. €20 to Betty Fox, Susie Walsh & Roisin Griffin. Next week's Jackpot is €13,390. Well done to the 3rd team, who had a great win over Man-O-War in the Duffy Cup last Sunday. The minors also had a fantastic win against Fingallians in their league game. The juvenile results from last weekend are as follows: U16s got back to winning ways with a win away to Ballyboden St Enda's on Saturday. U15s had a good win in the league on Sunday morning away to St Vincent's. U13s showed great team character to come back from 3 points behind against Naomh Barrog to win by 7 points. U11s put up a great performance against Naomh Barrog at home on Saturday morning. U9s team played Beann Eadair at home, giving a good account of themselves. There's super work being done at the Nursery, great to see so many children enjoying their football. Our seniors play Newtown Blues away in a challenge game this Tuesday February 17th at 7.30pm. Our 2nd team play St Jude's at home on Sunday 22nd February at 12pm in the league. The 3rd team play St Mark's at home on Sunday 22nd February at 2.30pm in the league. Memberships for 2015 must be paid in full by March 31st - membership forms are now available. Please note that membership can also be paid online via myclubfinances.com. The club are running a "Predict the 2015 Provincial Football Championship" competition - entry forms will be distributed to all teams over the next 2 weeks. Closing date for receipt of all entries is the 30th of April 2015. The club's Operation Transformation have their last group meeting this Saturday morning at 9.30am at the pitch.
THE football season kicked off over the weekend. Our minor footballers started in style with a league win, 4-10 to 2-15 over Lucan. In the Cups, our 1st team drew with St Sylvester's and juniors were beaten away at Skerries Harps. All juvenile fixtures & results will appear each week on our Facebook page. Congratulations to Emma McCormack on making the Dublin U14 Squad and also to Aoife Foley, Dearbhla Snow, Laura Dempsey & Shannon Murtagh, who are representing us at U16. A massive achievement for all concerned. The future of ladies football is very bright. Both Leinster Championship campaigns begin with a home fixture against Meath on February 28th. Well done to our Scór na nÓg quiz team, who represented Dublin in the All-Ireland Final this weekend. Dublin came in at 17th out of 32. Go raibh míle maith ag Michael, Rory, Cian and Donagh, who represented us. The Irish conversation group for our Leaving Cert students is now at week 5 out of 10. If you are in 5th or 6th year, this group will be of great assistance for the Irish Oral exams in early April. Free of charge, every Thursday at 8pm. Fáilte roimh chuile. Fins Golf Society are welcoming new and returning members including guests this year. At just €15, this represents excellent value for society membership with a great course line-up and prizes at each outing. A full fixture calendar and tee time booking system is available on our society website www.mygolfsociety.ie/fingallians.xhtml?page=society.details.3993. The Lotto numbers were 4, 10, 14, 25 & 32. The big Jackpot was shared between Tina McGealy, Mary Kavanagh & Sandra Hoey. This week's Jackpot will be €2,461. Please go to www.fingallians.com if you wish to play online.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
WHAT a great performance by our hurlers on Sunday. If they can retain this kind of form we will be in for a long, enjoyable summer. There were many man of the match performances. It was great to see the newcomers - Cian O'Callaghan, Chris Crummey and Eamon Dillon having outstanding performances. Shane Durkin was voted Man of the Match and will receive the Laoch Gorm Award at the Red Cow Hotel in November. We are now heading for Nowlan Park next Sunday and we are hoping for a repeat performance. FODH buses will leave Connolly Station at 11am and Rathcoole Village at 11.30am. To book a seat text your name and pick up point to 087-2331983 by Friday 12pm (noon). We are now asking members to sign up for 2015. Membership costs €20 for adults and €10 for juveniles. To sign up visit our website www.fodh.ie. You can also do so by sending your details and money to Tom O'Donnell, St Vincent's CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. All signed up members will receive a membership card in the post and will be in a draw for one of four GAA Diaries. Thanks to all those who signed up at Parnell Park before the Tipp game. We will be at Parnell for the last home game when we play Galway.
VERY proud occasion for Garda/Westmanstown Gaels with the launch of our strategic plan last Monday evening at Westmanstown Sports Centre. Chairman John Kissane welcomed Uachtaran CLG Liam O Neill, Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan, Dublin Football Manager Jim Gavin, Ulster Council President Martin McAviney and Dublin County Secretary John Costello, who launched the plan. The plan will be the basis for the future development of our club for the next number of years. The season kicked off last Sunday, but only one of the three fixtures scheduled went ahead, with juniors going down in the opening Parsons Cup tie away to St Margaret's 3-11 to 1-8. The intermediates' Loving Cup tie away to Clanna Gael has been rescheduled for this Tuesday night 17th February. Our first-ever minor fixture unfortunately didn't take place as fixed with Ballyboden conceding. Next fixture is away to Naomh Barrog on Sunday March 1st. Next Sunday we have two home league fixtures at Westmanstown with the intermediates hosting Trinity Gaels at 10.30am in Division 3 and the juniors face St Margaret's in Division 7 at 12pm. Ladies had a good run out in a challenge game last Saturday against Celbridge and training continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm and on Saturday morning at 8am. This week saw the kids of Garda/Westmanstown Gaels take to the field at all ages. Our U8 boys travelled to Thomas Davis for their first away games of 2015 and both teams played exceptionally well, performing many of the skills they have learned in their training sessions. The U9 boys played at home against Geraldine P Morans and put in a strong performance, showing excellent support for each other throughout the game. The U11s also played at home against Round Towers of Lusk, coming out on top with great display of teamwork.
REGISTRATION fees are now due. They can be sent by post to the Club Registrar at Good Counsel GAA & Camogie Club, Davitt Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12. Alternatively they can be left in the registration box at the back of the club bar. You can download the 2015 Registration Form from the club website: www.goodcounsel.ie. The club will be holding a recycling drive as a fundraiser for the club on Saturday 28th February. Clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft towels are acceptable. More details are available on the club website. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Club Lotto did not take place last week. All tickets for last week's draw will be carried forward for this week's Lotto. 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. Fencing continues on Tuesdays in the club.
PREPARATIONS are ongoing for Kevin's biggest fundraiser of 2015. It is a sponsored walk up Wicklow's highest mountain "Lugnaquilla" on Saturday March 21st. We invite everyone and anyone on board; club members, parents, friends etc from 16 years old upwards. To sign up, contact Olive Patchell, 086-3830934 or Eoghan Redmond, 087-2369951. The training has started every Tuesday & Thursday at 7.30pm at Harold's Cross Bridge for a walk along the canal. Also Sundays out to Bray Head. Check Kevin's Facebook page for updates & times. Corn Dolphin Schools competition for inner-city primary schools starts February 26th. Contact Paul Mac for any queries on 086-2414260. Kevin's recruitment drive for new players from 4-12 years old takes place on Saturday 28th in Dolphin Park from 10.30am. Please spread the word. Easter Camp runs from 30th March-2nd April. For 4 12 years old, from 10am-2.30pm each day. Costs €40. Contact Patricia Halton, 086-8443536. The New Year Annual Subs are now due. Gerry Hall is looking for everyone to make payment promptly as there are a lot of bills, insurance etc to be paid now. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. It is 4 numbers now. €2,000. Last night's draw, Monday 16th February, was in the Cassidy's Pub, Camden Street. 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. First juvenile matches this Saturday. Check Hill 16 for team fixtures & contact individual mentors for exact details. ABC Nursery is in Girl Guides Hall opposite Synge Street Church 10am-11am. Contact Marcus with any queries on 087-6620282. Camogie girls age 7-10 are in Girl Guides Hall 11am-12pm, contact Rosairi on 086-3005878. Patricia has some new Kevin's hoodies, gear & kits available for sale, 086-8443536.
CONGRATULATIONS to Oisin O Ruairc, Ryan O'Dwyer and Ross O'Carroll of the Dublin senior hurlers, who beat Tipperary in the Allianz League. Transition Year students might be interested in working as a coach on some of upcoming Summer Camps. You will need to have completed the upcoming Transition Year Coaching Course. Contact Paraic McDonald on email@example.com or 086-2244265 to reserve a place. Membership subs must be paid by 28th February 2015 - the club operates a 'no pay, no play' policy and only paid up members can participate on or with teams (players, management, coaches) or make use of any of the club's facilities. The Facebook page will be delivering some interesting features each week and they are looking for your pictures, anecdotes, statistics or other lies: memorable moments, Crokes members in 15 countries, parish stalwarts, the players still playing, parish icons, interesting facts, profiles of adult players, inter-county players and results across all four codes and levels. Selection of results: U15 Division 1 - Kilmacud Crokes A 5-15, Castleknock 2-7. Minor Football League Division 1 - Clontarf 2-7, Kilmacud Crokes 3-14. U13 Division 1 Football Grading League - ST Patrick's (D) A 1-2, Kilmacud A 9-17. U14 Division 1 Football League: Whitehall A 3-7 Kilmacud Crokes A 3-9. U16 Division 1 Football League: Lucan A 2-14, Kilmacud Crokes A 2-11. Conlon Cup: Kilmacud 2-12 Thomas Davis 2-13. Anyone with a shed of redundant balls, cones, bibs, bottles, bags etc please get in touch and we will help you make more space. For this and any query email firstname.lastname@example.org. Play the whistle, the results prediction game, launches again in March. Last time out club stalwart John Sweeney proved to be a know it all, correctly predicting more big sporting events than the rest.
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+. Membership is now due for 2015 and can be renewed on-line via our website. Well done to Peter, Chris and Johnny on their excellent win for Dublin GAA over Tipperary at the weekend in the NHL. There were excellent wins for our U16A, U15A, U14A and U13A footballers over Kilmacud, Oliver Plunkett's/ER, Skerries and Raheny respectively. Our U14B footballers also made it 2 from 2 with a win over Na Fianna. At CCC1, there were wins for our U12s, U11s and U10s over Clanna Gael, Ballyboden and St Anne's. Great start to the season so far. Well done to all involved. Hurling Reunion: The club is organising a reunion of past hurling players from the 1950s-1980s era. The event is on Saturday March 7th in the clubhouse. If you played adult hurling with Lucan Sarsfields any time before 1990, we would like to hear from you. Or if you have a family member, friend or neighbour that played in that period, please help us to get in touch with them. For more details, please contact Peter at 086-2338953 or Jim at 01-6282418. The Acorn Players will present "The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley" in the function room on Saturday 21st of February. Admission is €10. This is a hilarious comedy. Mary 087-7469143 for more details. The Club Shop is open on Thursdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm and Saturdays from 10:30am-1:30pm. Lucan District Credit Union GAA Academy @ Lucan Sarsfields from Saturday 17th January 2015. New time - 9.30am for Camogie and Girls Football; 10am for Boys Football and Hurling.
OUR U11s produced a brilliant team display against St Monica's GAA on Saturday morning. Thanks from the team for the great support they got from their parents who travelled. Men's second team lost out by a point to Fingal Ravens on Sunday. The men's first team have their first game of the league this Sunday at home to Good Counsel. Throw-in 10.30am. Support welcome. Massive congratulations and good luck to Aileen Fanning, who has been selected on the Dublin Ladies U14 team for this year. Best of luck Aileen. Reminder: Club Annual Presentation and Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday February 28th in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan. Tickets can be purchased from any club committee member or online.
U8: Great display by our Nursery and U8 players on Saturday in their first-ever match. You could see all the hard work and training paid off. Man of the Match goes to Darragh Emmett. U12: A great win for the lads over Thomas Davis in a hard-fought match under the captaincy of Jack Creen. Great display by Conor Gibney, Paddy Doyle, Nathan Reilly and Cian Hayes, but Man of the Match was Cian Curley.
CONGRATS to Joey Boland, Shane Barrett and Dublin senior hurlers on fine opening league win against Tipperary. Good cup wins on Sunday for our inter, junior A and B footballers and also our junior hurlers. Well done to all. Adult league football this Sunday with seniors hosting St Maur's in Mobhi Road and inters away to St Brigid's, both at 10.30am. At 12pm, both junior teams play away, As against O'Dwyers and Bs against St Finian's. AFL10s play Cuala away at 2.30pm. All three minor hurling teams in league action at 11am. As away versus Craobh Chiaráin and Bs away against O'Toole's. Cs host St Peregrine's in St Vincent's CBS. Best of luck to all teams and all support welcome. Following very successful combined stag and hen in club last Saturday night, its full steam ahead for next Saturday's Mockarraige. Tickets on sale in bar at €25 for the full event to include wedding banquet and 'Afters' tickets to include entry to the speeches are just €10. Not to be missed, promises to be hilarious. Due to essential gas works on avenue into Scoil Chaitriona, the avenue will be closed all this week. 2015 Sports Prediction Quiz forms now available in Club Bar. Physio sessions, by appointment only, resume in club this Tuesday. Contact Exwell Clinic 7006270 for appointment. Spring Fair Sunday 8th March, details to follow. Draíocht Players present 'Play On', a comedy, in club Thursday 26th March. Tickets €10, contact Anne Ryan. Congrats to Sarah Quinn and Aidan Downes on their recent engagement. Sincere sympathies are extended to the Boardman and Brennan families on the passing of Ned Boardman, father of Betty, father-in-law of football mentor Pat Brennan, and grandmother of Laura and Niall (1999). Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Members' subs now due.
MEMBERSHIP is now due. Could all members make an effort to pay your fees as soon as possible? Mentors' Meeting Wednesday at 9pm. Mini-leagues Saturday morning at 10am. Naomh Barróg Swap Shop. Last push for parents and players to really have a good look to see if they have anything that would be suitable to donate. More info available on the website. Live music from Siobhan this Saturday. The Ladies Committee have organised Ceili Classes. This will take place for five Mondays, commencing on March 2nd. Well done to the U14 boys, who had a good win against Ballymun Kickhams. Final score 7-10 to 3-6. Well done all who scored: C Dunne 2-3, C Forbes 2-0, N Hatton 1-1, D McCabe 1-2, M Ruinswick 1-0, S Foy 0-1, E Hart 0-1, S Walsh 0-1 and L Stewart 0-1. Man of the Match was corner-back S Kiernan. A really excellent performance on Saturday by the U9 football team, who played St Brigid's in Russell Park. In particular, Men of the Match on the day were Dara Misteal, Jack Doran & Ryan Babbington. Well done to the U15 footballers, who beat Fingallians on Sunday. Best for Naomh Barróg were: Sam Leggett, Luke Cantwell, Ryan Alaxender, Sean Cleary, Noel Hatton and Eoin Hart. Great all-round team performance. Congratulations to Laura McGinley and the Dublin minor team on beating Westmeath on Saturday. Laura had a fantastic game and did the club very proud. This Friday, Paraic Tierney and Martin Tuite will be passing on some of their knowledge on coaching. Paraic and Martin both have a Level 2 Coaching Qualification and frequently attend coaching conferences. The club would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to the Heaney family of Sutton Park on the death of Jim, husband to Kathleen and father of five sons.
OUR inter footballers went down by a goal to St Vincent's in their cup game. It is a young squad and mentors were very happy with their performance. On the juvenile field of play, we had some good results this weekend. Our U15s had a very good win in their league tie, while our U16s also had a very good win over Round Towers, Clondalkin in their game. Our U11s also had a fine win, while our minor footballers and St Peregrine's drew in their tie. Well done to all concerned. Next Friday night at 9pm, our adult hurlers will play Celbridge at Alfie Byrne Park. This game is to mark the 1st Anniversary of the late Derek O'Brien. All proceeds from this game will go to Pieta House. All donations appreciated. Our club are saddened to hear of the untimely death of our young Chinese friend Bob (Wu Chan). Our thoughts are with his wife and family. Our 70th Anniversary Celebrations get off to a start on March 27th next in the club, with players and members from 1945/1959. Music and dress from the 50s will be the theme of the night and we want to see a big crowd there. Everyone welcome. We would like to congratulate Ardfert, Kerry on winning the Intermediate Club Championship in Croke Park on Saturday. Go maire sibh. 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. Club Lotto numbers this week are 9-11-27 and bonus is 5. No winner.
MAUR'S adult hurlers lost out to St Mark's away by four points in the Doyle Cup. Well done to St Maur's underage players. Megan Benson making her debut with Dublin U14 footballers as well as Sinead Moran & Naomi Clare playing with Dublin minors. St Maur's U16 footballers lost out to Craobh Chiarain away. Mid-term hurling Thursday next week during the break. I will be organising a two hour hurling session in the club for all kids playing from U8-U12. This will be 1 hour of coaching and 1 hour of games. Thursday the February 19, 11am-1pm. Spread the word among your teams and encourage as many kids as possible to come up and get involved. St Maur's U14 footballers had a win over Ballinteer St John's at home on Saturday. St Maur's U12B had a great away win to a fancied Plunkett's team, who had put 19 goals past the last team they played. Maur's won 5-7 to 1-6. Great goals by Josh Birney and Arran McGee. Man of the Match display by Keith Lockman. Backed up well by Sennan Monks and Ervins Gurkenious in goals. St Maur's U12A had a narrow defeat at home today v Ballymun Kickhams, 5-5 to 4-10, in what was a very entertaining game with good football from both sides. Behind by 2 points at half-time, Maur's battled back to a draw with only 1 minute left on the clock. Unfortunately, they then conceded two quick points from the kick-out to hand the points to Ballymun. Charlie Kiernan was Man of the Match today & a special mention to a great display by one of our U11 star, Karl Flynn, who scored a hat trick of goals. Club Shop open Saturday mornings 9.30am-11am. New stock available. Club membership now due.
CONGRATULATIONS to our U21 footballers, who were crowned Champions on Saturday after a fine win over Na Fianna in the Final. Despite a shaky opening few minutes, the lads soon got to grips with their task and played some fantastic football. At the end of the game, team captain Conor Dillon proudly accepted the trophy on behalf of his squad and it was back to the club for some well-deserved celebrations. Well done to all the lads and a special word of thanks to the management team of Dave Killeen, Dave Storey & Tadgh Dennehy and to Team Medics Joan and James O'Connor. We wish a speedy recovery to Gabriel Dennehy, who suffered a shoulder injury during the game. Our senior hurlers played out an entertaining draw against St Sylvester's in the Cup. Our U14 footballers continued their good run with another win. Well done to club camogie players Sarah Brennan, Aoibhe Dillon, Lauren Delaney, Ciara Holland and Emma Ford, who have all made the Dublin U16 panel for 2015. Well-known coach Mickey Ned O'Sullivan will be running a Coaching Seminar in the club on the 8th of March. If you are currently involved or are interested in getting involved in coaching, please email email@example.com. The session is open to all codes. The Club Lotto Jackpot is now €10,000. To be in with a chance of winning, please ensure that you have a ticket each week. The supervised draw takes place each Sunday night. Membership fees are now due and can be paid online or to Eamonn in the bar. All men's adult league fixtures are now available on dublingaa.ie and there are some very interesting games ahead in hurling and football. A reminder that our club shop is run by Eileen Bernard and carries all the latest sportswear.
RESULTS from the weekend - Naomh Olaf senior footballers got off to a great start with a 1-13 to 2-7 home win over St Brigid's. In the Corn Ceitlin Cup, the senior hurling game ended in a draw, 2-10 to 0-16 against Round Towers Clondalkin. The minor footballers defeated St Sylvester's 4-7 to 1-11 in the Division 2 League. In the Division 5 League, the minor footballers were defeated by O'Dwyers. Congratulations to Clara O'Sullivan, selected for the Dublin U16 Ladies Football team for 2015.
WE will be running a Cash for Clobber Clothing Collection on Saturday 21st & 28th March. It is the perfect time for some spring cleaning, so bring along your unwanted clothes and help raise funds for the club. Training for men's team will continue on Tuesday & Thursday at 7.30pm. New & old players are more than welcome. Adult men's footballers play Na Fianna in Bremore Park at 12pm in the first game of the league. All support welcome. Training for ladies team continues on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Please be in the club at 7:15pm. New & old players are more than welcome. Skills Camp continues in Flemington Community Centre on Saturday mornings from 11am-12.30pm for Primary School children age 4-7 years. Beginners always welcome. We are always looking for helpers and parents are welcome to stay and help/coach. Juvenile fixtures for the coming week can be found at www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. Our Club Lotto is available to play online www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 7-17-18. This week's Jackpot on Monday 16th February will be €862. Membership for 2015 is now due at www.odwyersgaa.com. There are a huge number of options available for all members. New members are always welcome.
WELL done Mikey Carton and the Dublin hurlers on their great win on Sunday. Mikey had, as usual, an outstanding game. There were terrific home wins with superb results for our juvenile footballers over the weekend. Our U15s started where they left off last season, playing as though every game was the All-Ireland. And our U14s demonstrated the way to play well and win. Our plucky U13s took on locals Parnell's and they realised their full potential with an outstanding victory. Whether it was our U9s & 10s playing Man-O-War, there were great games played by our younger teams as well, once more proving that O'Toole's is a club for the future. Our message; 'well done' to all, 'keep up the good work'. New players are always welcome in the safe, friendly confines of O'Toole's. So if your little angel would like to become a Little Larrier and play for the best, get in touch with us on 086-0709084 or 085-1600381. Our junior footballers are looking for more guys to join. If you'd like to play alongside this lively bunch of lads contact Stevie on 087-9224547 or Stuart on 086-0204567. This Saturday night in our atmospheric lounge for your entertainment, it's Mr Smooth 'Carl Philips'. There was no winner of our Thursday night live Club Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 11 & 23. This week the Jackpot will be €1,700.
A very busy weekend for our juvenile teams. Newcomers to big league football, our U12s had a great win over St Oliver Plunkett's. U14 boys beat Clontarf 7-12 to 1-1 on Saturday. All played well with a special mention to Jack Graham, who came on as a substitute and scored two goals. Jack also scored three goals last week against Ballyboden. Definitely a super sub. The U15s move onto 3 from 3 in their league and are joint top of the table with Ballymun. Great win for the U16s against table-toppers Clontarf. Conor May, Jack O'Reilly, Mark Heron, Keith Campbell, Liam Togher, Sean Quinn and the immense Morgan Boyd led. All 20 had a big impact. Well done boys. Senior hurlers' game against Whitehall was abandoned due to serious injury. We wish you a speedy recovery. Minors lost out to Skerries by 3 points. On Sunday, all our adult men footballers are back in action in their respective leagues. Seniors face Kilmacud Crokes at home at 10.30am. Inters are away to Oliver Plunkett's at the same time in Martin Savage Park and junior men are in Blakestown at 2.30pm v St Peregrine's. Best of luck all. All our juvenile fixtures are available on our Facebook page. Big news coming this week about an exciting opportunity for players, mentors, parents and supporters. Keep an eye out for updates online.
THERE will be no Ogra next Saturday on 21st February due to mid-term. Our Feile Girls will be bag-packing on Friday and Saturday to fundraise for their up and coming Feile. Please support well. Well done to the Dublin senior hurlers, who had a good win over Tipperary. Hard luck to our minor footballers, who were narrowly beaten by Ballymun on Sunday in a hard-fought game. Thank you to all who helped out with our Juvenile Membership Day on Saturday. Special mention for Donna, Siobhan and Eva who supplied the teas/coffees for all. Big fundraiser for our Ladies Football Section on Friday night in the form of "Mr & Mrs". Who knows who the best is and what couples are taking part. Watch out on our social media for hints. This promises to be a fun night. Our Lotto is still on the increase. €5,100 has to be won by somebody. Will it be you?
LAST Thursday's Club Planning Meeting was a great success, with plenty of great discussion, great ideas and a big turnout. Ranelagh Gaels would thank to the Dublin County Board for their input into the process so far. A follow-on meeting is planned for Wednesday, February 25 - all welcome to attend. The next draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Monthly Lotto will take place on Thursday, February 26 in Humphreys, when the Jackpot will be €2,100. Tickets cost just €2 and can be brought from Smyths, Birchalls, Humphreys and The Tap House. Or you can play by logging into www.locallotto.ie and playing online. The lads' team had an encouraging start to the season, with a Murphy Cup win over Geraldine Patrick Morans on Sunday. Next Sunday, AFL Division 8 starts with an away day against Kevin's/Killian's. Men's training is on Mondays in Clanna Gael Fontenoy and Wednesdays in Wesley College, Ballinteer, both 8.30pm. The ladies team are back in pre-season training on Tuesday nights between 7.30pm-8.30pm in Underground Fitness in Deansgrange. The team plays Stars of Erin away in the pre-season cup this Saturday. The Ranelagh Gaels Academy runs every Saturday in Herbert Park at 11.45am. This year we will be entering U8/9/10 teams in football and U8 in hurling too. Home games this season will be in Dartry Park. The Academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun and safe environment for children four-years-old and up. For details and updates on the Academy, Lotto, training, matches and everything else to do with Ranelagh Gaels, keep an eye on our brilliant website - www.ranelaghgaels.ie - and our Twitter feed (@RanelaghGaels).
ROUND TOWER CLONDALKIN
THANK you to all who supported Round Tower Dinner Dance 2015. The award winners were as follows: Gaelic for Mothers - Yvonne Doyle; Senior Camogie - Val Kelly Kennedy; Senior Ladies Football - Suzanne Murray; Men's Junior A Footballers - Simon Breslin; Men's Intermediate Footballer - David Clarke; Men's Senior Footballer - Derek Murray; Men's Senior Hurler - Shane Byrne; Club Person of the Year - Jessica O'Malley; Hall of Fame - Martin Burke RIP. On the playing pitch, senior footballers beaten by a point by Peregrine's in AIB Cup and Junior A Footballers O'Broin Cup match abandoned due to injury to Ger Hickey. Get well soon Ger. Junior Bs beat Lucan in Parson Cup. Senior hurlers drew with Naomh Olaf in the Corn Keitin Cup and junior hurlers beaten by Castleknock in Eddie Barron Shield. Well done to U7 hurlers, who participated in Hurling Blitz at St Jude's and to U8 hurlers, who had a busy and successful weekend. Condolences to the family of juvenile mentor Keith Murray on the passing of his father Joseph. Membership is now due for renewal & new members are welcome for year 2015. It's easy to register online and takes just a few moments - visit www.roundtower.ie. Alternatively, you can pay membership in the club. A Hurling Section Quiz will take place in the clubhouse, Saturday 28th February. A table of four is €40 and the night will also see presentation of AHL4 winners' medals and presentation to 2014 Hurler of the Year. Round Tower is delighted to offer excellent party packages for celebratory functions. Packages include cake, decorations and can include DJ and hot food. Ring Jimmy at 087-7453478. We ask members to advise anyone considering a function to alert them to club as excellent venue.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
WELL done to Robert Naughton, who has just qualified as an Award 2 Coach with his graduation taking place in Croke Park on 7th March at the Dubs double-header. This now makes Robert the most qualified and up-skilled coach in our club and eligible to coach at inter-county level according to the new guidelines set down by GAA Central Council. As you all know, Robert is a major asset to our club, assisting with our development squad, working with our adult footballers, our current U14 team along with managing many other projects besides. We are very lucky to have him. We pass on lots of birthday wishes to Academy coach Stephen Hynes as he celebrated his 21st birthday on Valentine's Day. Hope it was extra special Stephen. Our Academy runs each Saturday morning from 10:45am-12pm and caters for boys and girls aged between 4-7 in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie with a small cost of €2. This is a great 1st step for your child into the world of GAA. The Academy have a special offer on a kit for your little player, which consists of jersey, shorts and socks for €25. Please contact our GPO James Costello for further details on 086-3465433. Bingo continues each Monday night at 8:30pm with a book costing €10. Smooch provide the entertainment in the bar this Saturday night. All welcome. Match Reports: Our juvenile teams continue to participate in the Gormanston Indoor Hurling Tournament. We continue to play exciting hurling and compete well against other teams. Next week will be final week. Well done to all our hurlers and their coaches. U14 League: Round Towers (4-9), Naomh Olaf (3-5). U16 League: Round Towers (4-14), St Peregrine's (4-3). Minor League: Round Towers (0-11), Whitehall Colmcille (0-7). Conlon Cup: Round Towers (1-8), St Sylvester's (0-8).
SCOIL UI CHONAILL
CHALLENGE games and training continued for the adult hurling and football teams as they prepare for new season. Adult football leagues commence next Sunday and we welcome Castleknock to Clontarf Road for the first game in the Division 2 league, which throws in at 10.30am. This will be followed by the Division 8 game v Liffey Gaels at 12pm, while the 3rd team play St Peregrine's at 2.30pm also in Clontarf. Support is very welcome for all games. Team of the Week are the U8s, who achieved four wins from four games on Saturday morning. Well done to the U10s and U11s on their performances too. Nursery takes place every Saturday morning in our enclosed grounds at 95 Clontarf Road from 10am. New members are always welcome. Training continues mid-week during the mid-term break. A Child Protection Course in the club scheduled for Thursday 19th February, 7-10pm. Contact Club GPO Joanne Courtney at 087-9146748 to book your place for this important course. Tickets for the Scoil Neasáin 45th Anniversary celebration and fundraiser, which takes place in the Grand Hotel Malahide on 27th February, are available from Mairead O'Sullivan. Well done to the Dublin hurlers on their win over Tipperary in their opening league game in Parnell Park on Sunday afternoon. 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 10am in Rathmichael School. The Academy caters for children from 4-8 years old at only €2 per week. There is no annual subscription and covers Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. All equipment is supplied. New members are always welcome. Girls' U12 meet in Scoil Mhuire at 10am. Boys' U12 lost to Craobh Chiarain. Next match is against Na Fianna on Saturday in Shanganagh Castle at 10am. There was no winner of our Chase The Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a Jackpot of €1,800. The €50 prize went to Des & Ter. Training for the adult football team is in Rathmichael School on Thursday night at 9pm. We lost our first adult match to Wanderers. Next is a league match against St Francis Gaels on Sunday at 2.30pm in Shanganagh Cliffs. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. Club contact: Secretary.firstname.lastname@example.org or Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.
GOOD wins for McMeel's Phamacy sponsored junior footballers over Fingallians in Stacey Cup. Minor footballers, who defeated Parnell's in league and Moriarty's Supervalu sponsored U15 footballers, who overcame St Sylvester's 5-5 to 3-7. Date for the Official Opening of Clubhouse has been set for Sunday 3rd May and will feature the Dublin Ladies Senior Footballers captained by Harps hero Lyndsey Davey. Playing opposition tbc. Also, the Dublin Senior Footballers will play a match against opposition to be confirmed on Sunday 19th April on the main pitch. More details later on other events planned for the official opening. Fixtures: Sunday 22nd February - AFL2: Senior Football v St Peregrine's Blakestown, 10.30am. AFL6: Junior Football v Castleknock, home 12pm. AFL11N: Junior Football V St Monica's, home 2.30pm. For more fixtures, results and up to date news see the website skerriesharps.ie. Well done to Jack Smith, who helped DCU reach the semi-final of the Sigerson Cup where they will play UCD, who have Alun Cullinane in their panel. Best of luck to both, and to Ross McGarry and Ian Furlong on Fingal hurlers' victory in NHL over Fermanagh. Congrats to Eoin Smith on winning the Fresher All-Ireland League Title with DCU during the week. Club Annual Membership now due. All players must also pay the mandatory Injury Fund Fee and Membership Fee before the season starts. Subsrciptions, as last year with an extra Social Membership, now available at €50. You can now pay online at skerriesharps.ie and follow the links. Adult and Juvenile Training are now back in full swing. Any person interested in playing or helping with any team can contact Paul Donnelly 086-8431268, or anyone interested in playing with a juvenile team or helping out can contact Pat Delaney 087-6181179. Adult footballers wanted for new third team.
GOOD luck to our adult teams, who begin their respective league campaigns this weekend. There was some great performances and results by teams from all sections of the clubs last weekend, so well done to all. Training for all grades as usual this week, so contact your manager for updates and arrangements. Membership fees for 2015 are now due and can be paid by contacting any one of the committee, your team manager, at the club bar, the club shop or via our website. Please ensure you complete the new membership form when applying or renewing your membership. "Strictly" returns to St Anne's this year in May (date to be confirmed), so if you are interested in getting involved, dancing or helping up in the planning, please contact Declan on 087-2832687. Fundraising Games Night in aid of Pieta House takes place this Thursday in St Anne's from 7pm. No cover charge. All welcome. Lucky number 15th February was 45. One winner of €200. Weekly club activities including Slimming World, Bingo, Zumba, Badminton, Shane Smith Fitness, Krav Maga and all live music & music sessions continue as usual this week. Visit our club website www.stannesgaa.com, our Facebook & Twitter pages for the latest on all fixtures, results & activities within our club. If you have something you want included in our club notes or on our social media network, please email email@example.com.
STARS OF ERIN
MEN'S adult team played poorly and lost to Kevin's/Killian's. New players welcome. U16s lost to Cuala. U13s had a great win over St Pat's Donabate. Clothes Bank in car park. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 18-22-24. €20 winners: Christy Loghran, Luke Downes and Shay Moran. Next week's Jackpot €700. Direct debit forms now available from Paudge McHugh and M McDonall Junior. Thanks for all your support.
LOTTO results 14th February. Numbers drawn were 5-15-17-18. No winner. €50 winners were M McCabe c/o Miriam, Patricia Kelly and Trevor Deane c/o Sean. Next week's Jackpot is €7,400. Many thanks for your continued support. Congratulations to the team on their win in the first round of the Murphy Cup away to Raheny. Final score was 3-14 to 1-9 with goals from Mark Hughes, Luke Darling and Charlie Byrne. Training Wednesday at 7:30pm at the pitch. All players expected to attend. First league match next Sunday, 22nd February at home against Stars of Erin at 12pm.
BOTH football teams commenced their season on Sunday with a home double header. The 1st XV lost Castleknock in the Stacy Cup, but the 2nd team enjoyed a comprehensive victory over St Peregrine's in the Duffy Cup. The Adult Football Leagues start this Sunday with the 1st XV at home to St Peregrines in AFL6 at 10.30am and the 2nd XV away to Round Towers Lusk in AFL10 at 2.30pm. 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 has commenced for the footballers this Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm and for the hurlers at 7pm at Longmeadows. Ladies team are training on Wednesday at 7.30pm. New players are always welcome. Anyone interest in playing please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Adult Football League Season begins this weekend. See website for fixtures and please support our teams. Club membership is now due and can be paid online. All details are on club website. Next Texas Hold 'Em Poker Night is on Friday, March 6th. Tickets €25, available from 087-6339238, email@example.com or at the door. Strictly Come Brigid's returns this March 28th. Further details on our dancers to be revealed next week. Well done to all our juvenile teams, who were in action over the weekend. Stand out result was our minor B footballers, 6-13 to 0-05 win over Lucan. Daniel O'Connell with 3-2. Our Club Nursery continues as normal from 9.30-11am every Saturday morning. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area and new members and families are especially welcome. Contact Paul on 087-9154748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place this Thursday, February 19th in Russell Park. Make sure you have your tickets, available online or from usual sellers. Are you available to volunteer to help with the National Scor Finals in Dublin? Details on our club website. Sky Sports has returned to the club bar. Bar is open from; 7.45pm Monday-Friday, from 6pm on Saturday and from 12pm on Sundays. Updated Twist Timetable now online. Tune into 'The Throw In' every Monday evening from 7.30pm for all your local D15 GAA news. Finally, Award 1 Coaching Course starting this week for hurling and football in the club. Details on club website.
CONGRATULATIONS to our adult team, who won their match on Sunday. Winning 3-9 to St Pat's (Donabate) 1-9. They play away to St Maur's, Rush next Sunday. Throw-in 2.30pm. Keep up the good work lads. New players welcome. Club Membership in now due. Darts: A Team won against Top Shop 4-2. Next Friday sees them play at home to Walshes. Well done lads on winning the league. B Team won against Round Towers 5-1. Next week they play away to Top Shop. Pool: On Monday the pool team drew 5-5 with Croughs and on Wednesday they won 6-2 against Cardiff, Finglas. There is no match this week for the pool team. Lotto results Monday February 9. First draw: 2-28-29-30. No winner. Second draw: 3-5-9-19. No Winner. 4 consolation prizes of €100 were awarded. Both Jackpots are €10,000. Envelopes can be gotten in the clubhouse bar, The Harp Bar, The Estuary Bar and The Pound Bar. Thank you for your continued support. 5 Card Poker is held every Friday in the clubhouse. Rooms are available for rental for private functions or parties. If you wish to have anything added to the club notes, please contact Secretary.email@example.com.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE Lotto Jackpot was €1,800 this week and the numbers drawn were 5, 10, 21 & 23. There was no Jackpot winner. The two €50 'Lucky Dip' prize winners were Gavin & Shane Murphy and Mary Timothy. Next week the Jackpot will be €1,900. Well done to the U15 footballers, who had a great win at home on Sunday morning against Geraldine P Morans GAA Club. After a tight first half the lads stormed away in the second half, adding four goals to compile a winning score of 6-16 to 3-06. With the season getting started for lots of teams, it's important to remind all football players of the need to have mouth-guards for training and games. Membership fees also need to be paid in advance of the season commencement.
ST JAMES GAELS
A big thank you to all who helped out in our bag pack last Friday and Saturday in the Ashleaf Shopping Centre. Funds raised will go directly into the Juvenile Section to buy footballs, hurls and sliotars, which are always needed at the start of every season. We will be announcing our major fundraising night for the club very shortly. Keep an eye on the Facebook page over the next week for the announcement. Our U14s were unlucky out in Finglas, losing to a very good Erin's Isle Side. The two adult men's teams start their league campaign this coming Sunday, with the first team playing against St Brigid's in the Iveagh Grounds on Sunday morning. The ladies team are looking for new players, anyone interested in playing is welcome to join Tom and the ladies any Monday or Wednesday for training at 7.30pm in the Iveagh Grounds. Our Juvenile Section are holding a Recruitment/Membership Day on Saturday 7th March. Everyone is welcome to come down and try out Gaelic Football or Hurling and is open for boys and girls aged 4-16. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details.
WELL done to Danny Sutcliffe and the Dublin senior hurlers on their excellent win over Tipperary and to Katie Mahon, captain Hannah Hegarty and the Dublin minor ladies footballers on their win over Westmeath. Club membership subscriptions for 2015 are now due for payment. We would encourage members to use the secure & efficient on-line payment system, which can be accessed easily through the club website. Membership Application Forms can be downloaded from the website or are available in the clubhouse. Junior A Hurling Championship medal presentation will take place on Saturday the 21st February in Front Lounge from 8pm. Medal presentation at 9pm sharp. There will be finger food on the night as well as a great evening's entertainment. All are welcome. The next Parents Coaching Workshop takes place on the 21st of February at 10am in the hall and will concern the GAA code of Conduct. "Eireann Elvis", an excellent tribute act comes to St Jude's this Saturday the 21st at 8.30pm. Tickets are €10 with all proceeds going to the U14 Feile Fundraising effort. To order a ticket contact Pat on 086-1776337. Tickets will be available on the night also. Support is much appreciated. This week's Lotto results were: 3-15-24-27. There were no tickets matching 3 or 4 numbers. Next week's Jackpot is €3,500.
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 (please note that even if you pay online, you must fill out a membership form and return it to the club - forms are automatically sent to you by email when you pay online). It is vital for the club that all members pay their membership fees as soon as possible. The Academy and U10s are training on Saturday in Kilnamanagh at 10.30am. New members are always welcome. Congratulations to the U10s, who have made a great start to the season with a great performance against Samildánach last weekend and an even better performance this week against another strong team, Croí Ró Naofa. The future for the club looks great with players like these. The junior men's team had an impressive win in their first competitive outing this season in the Murphy Cup away to Stars of Erin, winning out on a scoreline of 0-5 to 3-9. Training for the junior men's team is Tuesdays at 6.45pm and Thursdays at 7.45pm, currently in Belgard Community Centre. If you are interested, just pop along to one of the training sessions or contact the club. See club website for contact details. The Club Lotto results for Sunday 15th February 2015. Numbers drawn: 5-8-15. No Winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to JC Ryan, Dinny from Kerry & Louise O'Brien. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,000. You can purchase tickets via club members, on the night of each draw in Kingswood Lodge from 9.30PM and you can also play online anytime at www.stkevinskillinasgaa.com. Plans are well underway for the Cycle Rally 2015. Anyone from the community interested in coming on board to help organise it are more than welcome.
SUNDAY night 15th February Lotto results are 14-21-23-24. No Winner. Next Week's Jackpot is €6,200. €20 winners were Conor Clarke, Angela O'Reilly, Linda & Kay The Brock, Therese McGregor & Nathan Marley. Yearly Lotto tickets can still be purchased, so you don't miss out on the weekly draw. Get in touch with Mary Madigan on 087-9533864. Juniors had a great win in the first round of the Parson Cup, beating Garda 3-11 to 1-08. Great performance by all. Special mention to David Doyle, Gearoid Farrell, Drew Barnwell & Brooksie. They play Garda in the first round of the league away in Westsmanstown, Sunday 12pm. We would like to wish Frankie Kelly a speedy recovery after breaking his collarbone last week. Intermediate men's team drew with The Naul, 1-8 to 2-5. John Colgan, Niall Finnegan, Aaron Creegan & Conor Sutton had exceptionally good games. They play Vincent's in the league on Sunday at 10.30am. Well done to the minors, who had a fantastic win against St Maur's in the first round of the Divison 3 league. 5-24 to 0-1. Again, outstanding performances by Darren Keogh, Conor Hickey, James Hempenstall, Conor Lennon & Danny Gray. Ladies intermediate team will play their first challenge game of 2015 against Donaghamore/Ashbourne, Wednesday night in St Margaret's at 7.30pm. Well done to Emma Colgan & Dublin Minor Ladies in Leinster Championship on Saturday. They Beat Westmeath on Saturday in the first round of the Championship (Dublin 4-22, Westmeath 1-5) with Emma contributing 1 -1 to the final score. Membership is now due. Must be paid before 31st March. Padraig Rooney, U15s Mentor, his sister Caitriona passed away this weekend after a courageous & hard-fought battle. Our thoughts & prayers are with Padraig and his family at this difficult time. Ar deis Dé go raibh a hanam.
GREAT win for the adult hurlers at the weekend. They now play Good Counsel in the final of the Cup. Date to be decided. Thanks to everyone who helped out at the Disco. Great night at the Fun Quiz last Friday. Thank you to everyone who supported. We will be running the next Fun Quiz on Friday the 27th of March. All questions are shown on the big screen. We ask all sections of the club to come and support. Trad session every Sunday evening from 7pm in the main lounge. New trainers and coaches needed. Anyone willing to give a hand out training their child's team or any other team, contact John Kelly 085-7284310. No previous experience needed. Slimming World every Tuesday in the club at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. New members welcome. Irish Dancing classes, registration 11.15am-11.30am every Saturday morning for new members. Call Anne Marie Martin on 085-1635058 for details. Bar opens at 2pm on a Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday. Set-Dance classes every Monday evening in the club, all welcome. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm, come along and have some fun. Music this Saturday the 21th of February, check notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday in the club, all welcome. Party Facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Players' Lounge and Hall. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €2,300 Jackpot not won. Numbers were 10, 23, 27 & 30. 6 X €50 winners were: 1 Joan Dunne c/o self 2 Joey Cannon 3 Ava Sherwood c/o Noel Byrne 4 Donna Vickers 5 Maura Quinn c/o Camogie 6 AJ Hughes c/o self. Lotto tickets are €2 per ticket or 3 tickets for €5.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
ANOTHER sad week for the club with the passing of ex-Chairman Jim Byrne over the weekend. The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Anne, Ciara, David, Declan, grandchildren, and all his family and friends. Jim's remains arrive at Saggart Church Monday 6.30pm with Funeral Mass Tuesday 11am. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. As a mark of respect, the junior and senior matches this weekend were called off. Please check club website for next weekend's fixtures. Membership for all members is now due and must be paid to any Executive Committee member, Bernie Howard or through MyClub Finances. Follow the links on www.stmaryssaggart.com, where you can also play Club Lotto online. Congratulations to our latest Jackpot winner, Carol Miller, who scooped the €4,400 Jackpot last week. Numbers drawn for this week were 3-5-10-12. There was no winner, so next Thursday's Jackpot will be €600. There were 4 Match 3 winners of €25 each; Martin Brady, Carol Miller, Sharon Greene and Sharon Redmond. Next week's Match 3 will be worth €100 win/share.
SUPER weekend on the playing field for all our teams last weekend: U8 team had a super performance against St Sylvester's with Aaron Knowd and Daniel Fee both giving wonderful displays of skill. U12s had a great win over St Jude's, winning in the end by 6-9 to 1-7 having been 7 points down. Our U11s enjoyed a good win over Man-O-War, while our AFL4 team had a 1-12 to 2-08 win over St Maur's. Our adult ladies team aka The Monettes are hosting a Fundraising Race Night in the clubhouse on Saturday the 21st of February, commencing at 8pm. The players and management would very much welcome your support. The Race Night is guaranteed to provide a great night's entertainment. There was no winner of our Club Lotto draw, which took place on Thursday night (February 12th). Numbers drawn out were 12-18-21. This Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €850. Tickets cost €2 each or 3 for €5 and can be purchased from our clubhouse each evening from 5pm or from 12pm at the weekend. Following on from the success of our previous Mother's Day events, St Monica's are once more organising the perfect day for you, your Mammy, Grandmother and friends. For just €15 a head, you can enjoy a main course meal, dessert, tea n' coffee plus we will provide musical entertainment throughout the day. Tickets cost just €15 per person and will be available shortly to purchase from bar staff. Owing to demand, early bookings is advised. For more information please contact Eamon Murphy 01-8486818.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
WHAT could you do with an extra €9,000 in your pocket? That's what our Lotto Jackpot will be on Friday. The numbers drawn last week were 16-20-21-31. The five €20 winners were Patty Duignan, Pat McCaffrey, Stewart O'Neill, Aisling Stenson and Kevin Duignan. Happy Birthday to Liz - our Lotto Queen. Thanks for all you. There was a great buzz in the club this week with the news that Alex Ryan made the Dublin Minor Squad. That buzz increased with the news yesterday of Dublin's 4-22 to 1-5 victory over Westmeath. Well done to all the girls in blue. That wasn't the only excitement in the village though, as we had a visit from Donal Og Cusack on Sunday morning. He led a hurling session with both our adult teams, but there was a suspicious amount of juveniles who simply 'happened' to be down at the clubhouse. Who could blame them. It was a great morning and we're very grateful to Donal for taking the time to come out. Still won't be cheering for Cork though (sorry). Elsewhere in the club, a great evening was had at our Juvenile Disco. The monies raised from this one went to the Donabate Portrane Summer Festival Project, which we hope will be a wonderful success. Thanks to everyone who helped out - much appreciated. Speaking of gratitude, we held our Interactive Workshop on Monday. Our thanks go to Bruce Harley - Facilitate Extraordinaire - and his team who oversaw the evening. Thanks also to those attended; we're going through all the different ideas and strategies proposed and will be in touch. On the pitch, we had wins for our U16 boys against Ballinteer St John's 5-8 to 3-5, for our U10 boys against Raheny and for our U18 lads away to Oliver Plunkett's.