BALLINTEER ST JOHN'S
BALLINTEER ST JOHN'S
NO winner of the February 19th Lotto draw for €2,200. Jackpot will be €2,400 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. Senior footballers had a great win against O'Toole's in their first league match. Junior Bs also had a fantastic win against Thomas Davis. Check www.ballinteerstjohns.com for reports.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATS to our Ballyboden St Enda's representatives on the Dublin senior hurling team who overcame All-Ireland Champions Kilkenny in the National League. Well done to all involved. Best of luck to Dublin senior footballers and our Ballyboden St Enda's players against Kerry next weekend in the National Football League. Hard Luck to Ciara and Rachel Ruddy on their loss over Mayo in the National Football League. Congratulations to our camogie girls, who played for Dublin senior camogie team this weekend and overcame Derry. The countdown is on for Strictly the Sequel - all dancers are getting ready for one of the best nights of the year for Ballyboden St Enda's. If you want a laugh and a great night - pop along to Citywest Hotel for tickets or contact Grainne Nolan at the clubhouse. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
MIXED results for juvenile boys. St Peter's teams: U13s lost to Na Fianna (B) last Saturday afternoon and U15s were victorious over Trinity Gaels in away league match on Sunday morning. Well done to adult first team, who won their 1st league match of season v St Finian's (S). Hard luck to 2nd team, who lost theirs to St Joseph's OCB. Juvenile fixtures for Saturday morning 28th; U8s have match, but fixtures not out yet. U11 boys play away game. Girls' football matches all starting back this weekend, with the club having three juvenile all girls teams entered at U10s, U12s, U14s and an amalgamated U16s team with Clann Mhuire. New players always welcome to join any of our teams. Sunday 1st March at 1pm, U14 girls play at home, U12 girls play also at home at 4pm and U16 St Peter's team play away in Tallaght at 4pm. Best of luck to all teams. Membership is now due and can be paid by credit/debit card online on www.ballyboughalgfc.com.
THE nursery is on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm in the Leisure Centre. This week's Lotto numbers were 15-16-21-25; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot, €5,100. The four €30 winners are Brian Wilson, Dan McGuinness, Brigid Cole & Marie O'Farrell. 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 "Laoch na Seachtaine" is none other than Padraig McMahon from the U13s, who was instrumental in a great victory over O'Toole's, along with Lenny and Keith and a great team performance. But Padraig was the star man, and wins the much-coveted weekly award. Well done Padraig, take a bow. Hero of the week. A busy week for the juveniles, so a brief synopsis. Our U15s defeated Davis and the good overall team performance was ably-supported by the brilliant Ryan Murphy, Eoghan Flanagan, Sean Tuke and Evan Rowley. Gym Tuesday at 7pm. Our U16s lost their unbeaten run to Ballyboden despite the brilliance of Cian Fagan and Eamon Hill, but will come back stronger for Saturday week's game versus Kilmacud. Our minors are representing us superbly at county level, none more so than Dillon Keating, who amassed an awesome 1-8 against Offaly. The club minor As play Ballyboden on Sunday in the league, while they train in the gym at 7pm Wednesday, and Albert College at 4pm on Friday. There is huge amounts of information regarding our upcoming Easter camps (March 31-April 2) on our social media/website and information on our merchandise for sale and our latest recruitment drive for the ladies section, both players and helpers/mentors. Please visit our website http://www.ballymunkickhams.com, where you'll find links to these social media. Finally, we were saddened to hear of the theft of the All-Ireland medal belonging to Dermot Deasy last weekend. We would urge any persons with information that could lead to the recovery of this and other items stolen to please contact us here in the club, or the Garda confidential telephone on 1800-666-111. We do know the Deasy Clan were heartened by the response to our pleas on social and general media, so thank you all.
THE AGM will take place on Wednesday March 25th at 8pm. Notice of motions for the AGM and nominations of registered full members to serve as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Public Relations Officer, Officer for Irish Language and Culture, Players Representative or as one of five ordinary committee members may be submitted in writing to the Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination and motion forms are available from the club secretary. There was no Lotto winner and the Jackpot now stands at over €7,000.
THE Adult Football Leagues kicked off last weekend, with a good start for 3 out of 4 teams. The first team had a good win away to Scoil Ui Chonaill, while the second and third team were also victorious. The fourth team were unlucky to lose by a single point against Croi Ro Naofa. The club are hosting a 7s Tournament as Gaeilge on this Saturday 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. The event will be going on all day, and 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. There will be a Clubhouse Information Evening on Thursday 12th March at 8pm in the Castleknock Hotel. All members are invited to attend. The Féile Band Night takes place next Friday the 6th March, also in the Hotel. Cost of entry is €10, and all are welcome. The Annual Club Race Night will now take place in Kavanagh's on the 27th March. 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 €8,400. If would like to send in any photos, news or match reports, please send them all to email@example.com.
1ST team had a good win over St Monica's in their first league game of the year on Sunday. Conditions for football were poor, but the lads earned a good win on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-5. Sunday also saw a return of our 2nd team to action for the first time in over a year. The journey out to Erin Go Bragh proved a fruitful one as we came away with the points on a winning scoreline of 0-14 to 1-5. It was great to see a lot of new young faces togging out for the 2nd team. On the juvenile front, it was a quite weekend with just 2 teams in action. St Peter's U13s were beaten by Na Fianna, while St Peter's U15s had a win over Trinity Gaels on a scoreline of 4-3 to 5-5. Ladies play a friendly against Donaghmore/Ashbourne on Thursday night in Ashbourne at 8pm. 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.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
CONGRATULATIONS to Maria O'Dea and Orla Flanagan, who are the latest among the club's female footballers to blaze a trail with Dublin. Maria has been selected for the Dublin U16 football panel, while Orla has been selected for the Dublin U14 panel. Meanwhile, senior players Kim Flood and Serena Hannon continue to feature strongly with Dublin senior ladies. Congratulations too to our U10 boys who have been chosen to play in Croke Park at half-time in the Dublin v Cork National Hurling League fixture on Saturday 7th March next at 5pm. This is a big event for the boys and all support is most welcome. Well done also to our junior footballers, who got their league campaign off to a great start with a fine win over Beann Eadair on Sunday afternoon. Off the field of play, the Le Chéile programme continues apace for all interested coaches in the club. Following on a very interesting and valuable session with Paudie O'Neill (member of Tipperary senior hurlers backroom team), the club's Orlaith Curran is determined to maintain the high level of interest with further engaging sessions. The next coming this Tuesday night. Finally, the club is delighted that the Meagher's Pharmacy Group has come on board as one of our new lead sponsors. Their support will be evident in a number of ways, including regular useful information on health-related matters that will appear in our newsletter; Clanns Update.
WELL done to the Dublin senior hurlers on a historic victory in Nowlan Park. Team of the Week are our U12A hurlers, playing their first competitive game of 2015 and earning a great win away to Ballyboden St Enda's with Man of the Match Shane Spring firing a 2nd half hat-trick. Senior footballers started life in AFL2 with an impressive 11 point win over Naomh Barrog, while Junior As had a hard-earned win in Division 6 over Naomh Fionnbarra. Minor hurlers narrowly lost out by 1 point in a great battle with Naomh Barrog. All adult subs, players and mentors, are now due and must be paid before February 28th. The winning numbers in the Club Lotto this week were 1-19-23-26. There was no winner. The weekly consolation winners were James Costello and Shane Dalton. Next week's Jackpot is worth €7,200. Play the Lotto on www.clontarfgaa.com.
WELL done to the minor camogie and hurling Teams in their great wins on Sunday. All roads led to Kilkenny on Sunday when the U12s and U13s hurlers played a challenge game v Paulstown GAA and then went onto Nowlan Park to watch the Dubs play. Thanks to Paulstown/Goresbridge for their hospitality and thanks to Donal for arranging this trip. Everyone had a great time. Fixtures: Sunday 1st March - U15 camogie home to Bray Emmets @ 11am. U15 boys away to Erin Go Bragh 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.
THERE was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €6,500 for Monday 16th February. Twelve match three winners each receive €50. The numbers were: 4, 11, 20 & 21. Next week's Jackpot will be €7,000. 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. Membership fees are now due. Please contact Club Registrar Linda Scanlon or you can pay at the Club Bar. Receipts are issued. Adult football team began life in AFL4 with a fine win away to St Brigid's. Minor hurlers started their campaign in Division One with a fine performance against Na Fianna. Our thanks to all the mentors, parents and players for their efforts out in Gormanston over the last 6 weeks. Well done to all concerned. 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. Music continues in the lounge every Sunday with Sean Dixon featuring on 1st March and Martin Kenny on the 8th. Please support. A new round of "Last Man Standing" starts on 14th March in aid of the Camogie Section. Entry is €10 and forms are available from David Burnett, Graham Leonard or from behind the bar.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to the men's team, who recorded two wins this week, one in the cup and one in the league. Best over the two games were Alan Murphy, Glenn Moran, Ger Purcell and Jay Flynn. Well done to the ladies, who played a friendly with Templeogue/Synge Street on Sunday morning in horrendous conditions. Best of luck to the juvenile girls teams who start their season next week. Membership is now due. Please contact your mentor for further details. 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 1-19-25. 2X €20 winners were Tommy Clinton c/o Tom and Liam Murphy c/o Mick. Next week's Jackpot €2,750. 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.
HARD luck to both footballing teams, who both narrowly lost out at the weekend. As we are now back into the full swing of things, the club would like to remind everyone that subs, both social and playing, are now due and should be paid to your selector immediately. Club Lotto was not won and there was 1 match 3 winner. The numbers drawn were 7, 10, 26 and 27. Next week's winning Jackpot will be €8,800. 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 08603148539. I'd be happy to hear from you.
WELL done to the 5 Cuala players; Paul and Mark Schutte, Cian O'Callaghan, Colm Cronin and David Treacy, on the Dublin senior hurling team who beat Kilkenny in the league last Sunday on a scoreline of 3-11 to 0-25. In particular, congratulations to David Treacy on winning "Man of Match" and scoring 11 points in the process. Hard luck to the senior footballers, whose start to life in AFL1 got off to a difficult start on Sunday against a strong Templeogue/Synge Street side. A close 1-10 to 1-08 match bodes well for the future though. The second footballers' match against St Sylvester's in AFL5 was rained off. There was better news for our other footballers in Hyde Park last Sunday, as the AFL8 team defeated Geraldine Morans by 3-11 to 0-7 and our AFL10 team had a good 0-18 to 2-4 win over Na Fianna. Good luck to our Juvenile and Academy Girls, who return to Go Game action next Sunday. There has been a terrific response to our early bird rates and we say a big thank you to everybody who has already paid their Annual Subscription. If you are yet to pay, be aware that the reduced rates close on Saturday 28 February. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €3,000. Our three €50 lucky dip winners were Pip Connolly, Donal Dunne and Gerry Comerford. Tickets for next week's draw can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. Cuala GAA & Respect to host Night of the GAA Greats in Croke Park on Friday 27th March. For further information or tickets, please contact Gerry Byrne 086-8241692/Joe Molumby 087-9793997/Mary Sheridan 087-2556105 or Barbara Kearns 086-8271070. Shane O'Brien's Dublin camogie team had a great 1-11 to 0-3 win over Derry in Bray Emmets last Sunday.
ERIN GO BRAGH
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 U14 footballers beat Garristown. Hard luck to our U12 hurlers, U13 footballers and U16 footballers who lost over the weekend. 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 Clann Mhuire on Sunday in the league. Anyone interested in playing can call Pat 087-7642155. Anyone interested in playing hurling 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 or 3 for €5.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mick Seavers on being elected as County Vice-Chairman and also to Seán Shanley (Craobh Chiaráin) on his appointment as County Chairman. Senior footballers drew with Naomh Mearnóg. A late goal from Mearnógs earning them a draw. Aron McGrane gave a Man of the Match performance and when asked for a comment said 'We'd have won the league last year if Peters had gave me a game'. Inters lost away to St Maur's. Juniors' game was called off. Games this Sunday (March 1st) - Duffy Cup: Man-O-War v Erin's Isle, 3pm in Man-O-War. Senior hurling challenge v Faythe Harriers in Wexford Park at 12pm. Memberships are now due. Yvonne Berigan will be in Juvenile Room on Saturday from 11am-1pm. New members must pay before playing or training. Easter Camp takes place March 30th-1st April. €30 if you pre-book. €35 otherwise. Contact Yvonne at 086-0790924 for details. Reconvened EGM takes place in club on Wednesday 4th March at 8pm. All members are asked to attend. The club would like to extend condolences to Cawley and Wysley families on the recent passing of Kathleen (Kay) Cawley and John Wysley. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanamacha. Live music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from The Cubes. Main Bingo in Hall every Thursday night at 8:30pm. New players always welcome. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last Thursday. Numbers drawn were 9-10-11-16 and bonus number was 20. Next week's Jackpot is €3,200. Thanks for your continued support. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
FIXTURES for coming week - seniors play Parnell's on 1st March in Tymon North in the Corn Ui Laochra competition. 3rd Team are out against Setanta @3pm in the Millar Shield, also next Sunday in Tymon North. Congratulations to Gavin Kerins & his new bride Tara, who were married during the week. Happy Birthday to Tony Massey, who celebrated a significant birthday this week. 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 - 10, 12, 16 & 18. No Winner. Four 'Match 3' winners (share €200). Nicholas Canning, Niall O'Brien & Donal Sutue, Timmy Murnane and Monica Spellman. Next week's Jackpot will be €10,700.
WELL done to the 2nd team, who had a great win over St Jude's in the league last Sunday. Our seniors play St Vincent's at home on Sunday 1st March at 10.30am in the Cup. Our 2nd team play Naomh Barrog away on Sunday 1st March at 12pm in the Cup. The 3rd team play Rosmini Gaels away on Sunday 1st March at 3pm in the Cup. The minor team play Ballyboden St Enda's at home on Sunday 1st March at 11am 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 - please see the club Facebook page for further information. 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. Well done to the club's Operation Transformation Group, who saw fantastic results over the last 7 weeks. Special thanks to Elaine Casey for organising. The club would like to send best wishes to Chuck Kennedy and also wish Michael Manning a speedy recovery after his operation. We would like to send our deepest sympathies to the Arthurs Family on the recent passing of Tony. Please note that pitches are closed for training and matches until further notice.
2015 will be a big year for hurling in the club. For the first time, our minor A hurlers will play in Division 1 & our B team will play Division 4. The season started on Sunday morning with our A being defeated away to St Brigid's and our B squad beating Bray Emmets at home. The squad would like to thank their kit sponsor for the year, Brian Fitzsimons from Abco Kovex. The Adult Football League season also started this weekend. Our Division 11 team beat Man-O-War and our Division 6 team were beaten by Bank of Ireland. Our Division 3 team will start their season at home v St Vincent's on Tuesday night at 8.15pm. This is a final week for membership subs, if members wish to be included in the allocation of All-Ireland Hurling and Football Final tickets in September. Forms are available from the Club Bar or on www.fingallians.com. The Coaching Committee will be hosting a Teacher Appreciation Evening this Thursday (26th of February) at 4pm in the club for all the staff members that help out with the running of Gaelic Games in their schools and continue to show their support to our club. We would like to invite the members/mentors, so we can all acknowledge the hard work that the teachers in our feeder schools do. Well done to all of the juvenile teams that competed in the Gormanston Indoor Hurling Tournament 2015. Fingallians were awarded Club of the Tournament due to their continued support of the Tournament every year, the large number of players/teams competing in this year's Tournament and overall every team's commitment in each game played with great displays of team work. Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the Howard & Ryan families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam dilís.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
WELL done to our boys on a great performance in beating Kilkenny at Nowlan Park on Sunday. We had two buses and they voted David Treacy as Man of the Match. David had a wonderful game and had competition from Chris Crummey, Peter Kelly, Simon Lambert and a few more for the honour. Our next big outing now is against Cork at Croke Park on Saturday March 7. A win here would guarantee qualification for the quarter-finals of the league. 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. Congrats to our camogie team, who had a great win over Derry in the first round of the league.
DISAPPOINTMENT for Intermediates and juniors with both league games rained off on Sunday morning. Intermediate tie against Trinity Gaels was abandoned by referee after about ten minutes when pitch became unplayable. Both this fixture and junior game against St Margaret's will be rescheduled. Next Sunday March 1st, it's back to cup action with intermediates hosting St Finbarr's at 10.30am and juniors have St Vincent's at 12pm. Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ladies training is on Mondays and Wednesdays in Westmanstown at 7pm. Another busy week in the juvenile section with our U8 boys and girls getting ready for the upcoming season with some great training sessions. U9 girls played their first match and showed great improvement in skills and team performance. U9 boys also put in a strong performance against a very good Lucan Sarsfields and showed great commitment. U10 boys' game against Ballyboden did not take place and held training session instead. U11 hurlers had a good win away to St Kevin's in first fixture of the season. U13s drew away to Raheny. Next week sees start of older girls' teams at U13, 15 and 17. Next Saturday 28th is Registration Day for Westmanstown Gaels and will take place at the clubhouse between 10am-1pm. This year's Easter Camp is taking place from 7th-10th April. All adult club membership must be paid before end of February and deposits for London trip before end of March. A special word of congratulations to the Garda College, who won the Trench Cup in some style at the weekend, beating a highly-fancied St Pat's Drumcondra in the final at The Mardyke in Cork. The college side was coached by former club member Dan Barry and captained by Colm O Cuiv.
THE Good Counsel AFL4 team got their league off to a good start at the weekend with an away win over Man-O-War. The final score was 1-11 to 2-9. Hard luck to our second team, who lost out to Lucan. Well done to our U16 and U15 footballers, who also won at the weekend. 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. Please drop off all items to the clubhouse on the Monday, Wednesday and Friday prior to Saturday, between 8pm and 9pm. If you cannot make it to the clubhouse, please contact Gretta Byrne on 087-6702866 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for collection of items. More details are available on the club website. This is a fundraiser for the club, so anything you can contribute is of benefit to Good Counsel. 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 Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 3-16-26. Next week's Jackpot is €4,300. 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.
KEVIN'S Recruitment Drive, for new players from 4-12 years old, takes place this Saturday 28th in Dolphin Park from 10.30am. Please spread the word, everyone welcome. 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. Senior hurlers playing Cup match in Dolphin Sunday at 10.30am v Peregrine's. Junior hurlers playing Cup match in Dolphin, Sunday at 12pm v Liffey Gaels. Corn Dolphin Schools Competition for inner-city primary schools starts February 26th. Contact Paul Mac for any queries on 086-2414260. Easter Camp runs from 30th March-2nd April. For 4y-12 years old, from 10am -2.30pm each day. Costs €40. Contact Patricia Halton, 086-8443536. The New Year Annual Subs 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. Its 4 numbers now, €2,100. Last night's draw, Monday 23rd February was in Peggy Kelly's Pub, Harold's Cross. 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. Well done to all the juvenile teams who played their first matches last Saturday. ABC Nursery is in Girl Guides Hall opposite Synge St Church 10am-11am. Contact Marcus with any queries on 087-6620282. Camogie girls age 7-10 are in Girl Guides Hall 11am-12pm.
THE new adult football managers' first league outings went well: AFL1 travelled to Parnell's to record a significant 1-16 to 0-3 result, reward for their training efforts. Last year's first team mentor, Mick Jones, lead his new charges, AFL3, to a 0-14 to 1-4 away win over Naomh Fionnbarra. Old Hand Shovlan's AFL5 won 2-7 to 0-9 at Thomas Davis, while the battle of AFL8 saw Declan Harrington's debut as a manager lead his team to a win over Big Jim Fitz's charges, 7-6 to 3-7. Where a surprising number of good club men braved the conditions to witness a feast of football. A solid foundation of 40-50 young men representing the club. While on Silverpark 2, the U15A team were beating Pat's of Palmerstown. But it was the U15B team who braved the worst of the conditions in a defeat to Barrog's first team. The ladies footballers celebrated a tremendous season with an Awards Night last weekend. Congratulations to all involved. The Division 3 minor hurlers travelled for a comprehensive win in Fingal. Next up is a cup football weekend, Conlon Cup for the AFL5 team and minor football, with both teams at home at 11am on Sunday. "A" hosting Cuala and "B" replaying the Championship Final against Castleknock. The other two junior teams are also hoping to have cup matches. Check email, the website and social media for up to date information on opposition and venues. Facebook is showing a great series on the great and good of the club. Twitter was awash with Boyle Sports assertion that Spurs' Adebayor was coming to Kilmacud. Membership due. No Pay, No Play after February 28. Exceptions for special circumstances. Play the Whistle, the sports prediction competition, starts selling March 1.
THE Executive would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who supported the GAA National Draw. The total amount raised will be published in the coming week. We really appreciate all the support and funds raised will go towards outdoor lighting for winter training. The U15s & U16s had a great night with their Donkey Derby. Again thank you to everyone who supported the night. This weekend saw a mixture of results on what was a very cold weekend. Well done to the younger players from the U9s, who fought off the cold on Saturday morning to compete in their first hurling match. There are a number of great social events taking place in March. Our very own Fiach will play with fellow musician John Byrne on Saturday 7th March. A great night is planned with guaranteed craic and fantastic music. Please come along for a great night. The club will also be open on St Patrick's Day for all families and friends to call in. Any mams, grannies, sisters or girls looking to take part in this year's Women's Mini Marathon please leave your name in the Parents' Room. This will be the 4th year a group has done this for the juvenile section in the club, so once again we anticipate a great day with some refreshments afterwards. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last week. The Jackpot now stands at €4,100. Once again we thank you for your on-going support. Match fixtures for the coming weekend will be posted on our Facebook page this week.
LIMERICK GAA SUPPORTERS CLUB
LIMERICK play Wexford in a National League double-header (hurling and football) in Wexford on Sunday March 8th. The Supporters Club in Dublin are planning to run a bus for a day trip to see the games, and have a meal afterwards. Precise schedule will be advised closer to day, but we expect to be leaving Dublin at approximately 10am, as the first game 'throws in' at 12.45pm. Cost will depend on numbers travelling, but will be kept very reasonable. If you are interested in travelling, please contact Paul Stapleton or Club Secretary Ollie Mann as soon as possible.
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 Kilkenny at the weekend in the NHL. Our Division 4 adult football team have vacancies on the management team for a coach and administration leads. If you are interested please phone 086-2130103. There were excellent wins for our U16A, U14A and U13A footballers over Na Fianna, Clanna Gael and Na Fianna respectively. Our U14B footballers also maintained their unbeaten run with a draw against Liffey Gaels. Our adult footballers had a great start to the season with the seniors and inters recording victories over Towers. 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. Thanks to all who supported the Par 3 Competition. 1st: Jim Walsh, Tom Kelleher, John Kelly; 2nd: Gerry O'Grady, Michael Malone, Dave Whittle; 3rd: Dave Murray, Pierce O'Connell, Mick Molloy and 4th: Fran Kearns, Mick Murphy, Pat Croke. 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.
OUR men's first team kicked off their 2015 league campaign with a home match against Good Counsel on Sunday morning. The lads started well and despite leading at half-time, they lost out by the bare minimum. Men's 2nd team lost away to Fingallians on Sunday. U16 boys lost 6-4 to 7-11 to Pat's, Palmerstown. The lads played well and were ahead until the last 10 minutes. Great spirit was shown on the day. Our ladies team took part in the Annual Comortas Paídi O Sé at the weekend. The ladies were victorious in their competition and ran home the Junior Ladies Title. This coming weekend is our Annual Club Dinner Dance and Presentation Night. The event takes place in the Bracken Court hotel in Balbriggan. Tickets are €35 and are available to purchase from any club.
CONGRATS to Dublin senior hurlers, including Shane Barrett, on their historic league win against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park on Sunday. Well done also to Dublin senior camogie team, including Elaine O'Meara and Muireann O'Gorman, on their league opening win against Derry and also to the Premier Junior team, including Tino Kelly, Laura Mulvey and Grainne Free, who came from behind to draw with Roscommon. Congrats to our senior and inter footballers on Sunday's league wins against St Maur's and St Brigid's respectively. Well done to all three minor hurling teams on their weekend wins. Adult cup football this Sunday starts at 10.30am, when our inters play Fingallians in Loving Cup in Lawless Park. Later at 12pm, our Junior As play Ballinteer St John's in Marley Park in Conlon Cup and Junior Cs play Wild Geese in Collinstown in Murphy Cup. Our Inter hurlers play Thomas Davis in Collinstown in Millar Shield at 3pm. All three minor football teams play Sunday at 11am. As play Raheny in Mobhi Road, Bs host Templeogue/Synge Street in Collinstown and Cs play Plunkett's in St Vincent's CBS. Best of luck to all teams and all support welcome. Thanks to all who attended Saturday night's Mockarrige. Fantastic club night and huge credit to Ciara and Dermot for all their hard work. 2015 Sports Prediction Quiz forms now available in Club Bar. Great cash prizes. Spring Fair Sunday 8th March, details to follow. Draíocht Players present 'Play On' in club. Thursday 26th March, tickets €10. Contact Anne Ryan. Scoil Rince Mobhí fundraiser. Musical Bingo, Thursday 26th February 9pm. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Siofra Fitzgerald. Sincere sympathies are extended to the Callaghan and Kerins families on the passing this week of Mr Frank Callaghan. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Members' subs now due.
OUR inter footballers lost by 6 points to Kilmacud Crokes in their league game today. Our junior footballers also lost their league game. Another comprehensive win for our U15s this weekend. Well done lads. Well done to Eamon Dillon and Siobhain Kehoe, who both featured on the scoreboard for Dublin senior hurling and camogie teams in their league wins today. We would also like to congratulate Ryan Curley on his selection on the U21 hurling panel. Máith thú Ryan. We would like to say a big thank you to all who participated in the senior hurling game (from Celbridge and our own club) in memory of our late hurler Derek O'Brien. We would like to thank Derek's parents, who travelled to Alfie Byrne Park for the game. We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the family of the late Paddy Kelly, who passed away last week. Paddy was a much respected member of our club for many years and will be sadly missed by us all. Go ndéanadh Dia trócaire ar a anam dilīs. Executive meeting on Thursday next. Juvenile meeting on Tuesday. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. Lotto numbers this week are 8-11-13. Bonus Ball (3).
DISAPPOINTING opening game for our senior footballers in very challenging conditions, losing out to very determined Na Fianna. Our U14 footballers lost out to St Vincent's away on Saturday. Congratulations to U11 boys' hurling on win over Peregrine's on Saturday. Great display. Well done to Maur's Academy U7s, with Liam Pike and his charges ensuring the future of Dublin hurling is secure in Gormanston last Sunday. Congratulations to St Maur's U8 boys, who finished off their Gormanston Tournament with 2 tough matches. They were unlucky to lose against Raheny in the last minute in a game described by the Raheny coaches as 'their best challenge of the tournament'. Next up was a full on game against Ratoath with Maur's leading by 2-1 until the final minute when we were unlucky to again concede a last minute goal with the game ending in a draw. Well done to all the boys for their hard work, enthusiasm and efforts over the 6 weeks and to the dedicated parents who made the trip out to Gormanston every week. Also to the U10 girls, who enjoyed great success over the six weeks in Gormanston. Both teams won their matches again this evening on the final day of this year's indoor league. Thanks to all the players, their parents and their mentors. As well to the U10 boys, who completed their 6 week run in Gormanston today with an outstanding win over O'Dwyers and a nail-biting, hard-fought draw with Fingallians. The boys fielded two teams every week, significantly improving their skills thanks to the hard efforts from their mentors. The mentors would like to thank the parents for their assistance and support over the past 6 weeks. Special mention must be made to Noah, who won overall Player of the Tournament.
DESPITE the dreadful conditions, the adult playing season got off to a very positive start for our teams. Our senior footballers travelled to Erin's Isle and came away with a hard-earned but well-deserved draw. It was good to see Kevin O'Brien back in action. Our AFL5 team had a home date with Garristown, which also ended in a draw. This team is managed by Cormac Doherty, Conor Kavanagh and Padraic Doherty. Despite being short a number of players, our minor hurlers had a good win against Setanta. Well done to all. Next weekend sees the replay of our Senior Hurling Cup fixture against St Sylvester's. Congratulations to Caitriona Power and her Dublin Camogie colleagues, who defeated Derry in the first round of the league. On Friday night we had the pleasure of hosting the Manchester U15 ladies football team, who played our girls in a very entertaining friendly. All pitches are extremely wet and will remain fully closed until the weekend at the earliest. On this Friday night, the Lions Club will host their Annual Fundraising Quiz in the club at 8.30pm. Tables of 4 cost €40. Please come along and support this worthy cause. Membership fees are now due and must be paid immediately.
EASTER Camp: Date for your diary - Naomh Olaf Easter Camp will take place from April 7-10. 9.30am-2pm. Contact Darren, Games Promotions Officer, on 087-7085913 for further details. Senior Football: Well done to the Naomh Olaf senior footballers and their management team on another great win this weekend. Naomh Olaf 4-8 v St Sylvester's 1-5. Junior Football: Great result from the junior footballers and their management team this weekend. Final score: Naomh Olaf 6-10, Clontarf 1-2. Camogie: Naomh Olaf's Roisin McLaughlin played a solid role in Dublin Minor Camogie's Championship match against current All-Ireland champions Limerick in difficult weather conditions in Kilmallock. The final score was Limerick 2-10, Dublin 0-3. Roisin playing in the full-back line, held her players scoreless throughout the match. Well done Roisin. The minor camogie team, although missing a number of their players, put up a strong performance in their first match of the season against Skerries on Sunday. Final score Skerries 6 -1, Naomh Olaf 4-2. Juvenile Games: The U13A football team had a good win against Thomas Davis in the Division 4 Grading League. Naomh Olaf 3-13, Thomas Davis 2-7. Hard luck to the U15 boys' football, who lost to St Jude's on Sunday in the Division 3 Football League. St Jude's 9-11, Naomh Olaf 3-1. The U14 boys were also unlucky against Naomh Barrog on Saturday in the Division 4 Football League. Naomh Barrog 2-10, Naomh Olaf 2-5. Membership: Thanks to all who have paid their membership so promptly. Remaining membership fees can be paid online at www.naomholaf.ie. Membership forms are also available behind the bar. New members always welcome. Lotto: There was no winner of this week's Lotto. Jackpot of €3,200 was not won.
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. First team play St Monica's in Bremore Park at 12pm in the Conlon Cup on Sunday 1st March. All support welcome. Second team have a bye in The Duffy Cup. 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. We are looking for someone to help us co-ordinate a health and safety policy in the club. If you can help, please contact club secretary. 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 won by Ann Carroll. Numbers drawn were 12-14-23. This week's Jackpot on Monday 23rd February will be €600. 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. Membership must be paid by 31st March.
OUR U16 footballers had a terrific win at home on Saturday. Good overall game by the lads and in particular Conor Moran, Nathan Breen & Sean Brennan. Unfortunately, lady luck wasn't very kind to our senior and junior footballers as they narrowly lost to strong teams. Great all-round performance by both teams in atrocious conditions. 'NO Pay, No Play', all adult players must have subs paid by the 28th February, otherwise they cannot play or train. Our U9s played their first hurling match of the season against Beann Eadair on Saturday. All players showed great skill and pace. Training continues for the U9s each Monday & Wednesday, 6pm-7pm. Our U8 boys are also football & hurling training every week. If your child would like to be part of a winning team, contact our GPO on 086-0709084. Well done Mikey Carton and the Dublin hurlers on their super victory over Kilkenny on Sunday. Our Little Larriers Nursery is back every Saturday morning at 9:30am. Parents can enjoy a cuppa and a toastie in our café and still watch the little ones having fun. This Saturday night in our friendly lounge for your entertainment it's the ever-popular 'Halo. There was no winner of our Thursday night live Club Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 1, 3, 14 & 18. This week the Jackpot will be €1,800.
BRILLIANT win for the U15s against Clontarf away, 3-4 to 0-4, to remain unbeaten. The lads dug this one out with great defensive displays from Lee Mac, Luke Brennan, Eli O'Driscoll, Alex Hutton and Billy Chainey. Keep up the great work. U16s had a great win away to Fingal Ravens. In difficult conditions, the lads battled hard into the wind and hill to win 6-10 to 0-7. Corey, Johnny Keegan, Jack O'Reilly and Shane Nolan impressed. Well done all on a great attitude. U10 hurling played their first match of the season away in Bray on Saturday and had a great win on a scoreline of 4-4 to 2-1. All the lads played brilliant with some great scores coming from Owen and Ronan in midfield. At the back, Gavin, John, Alan and Daniell kept Bray at bay with some courageous defending. Well done lads. Great win for the intermediate team away to Plunkett's. Trailing by 2 points at half-time, the Nells put in a strong second half performance to run out 2 point winners on a score line of 1-9 to 0-10. Best on the day were Tomo Davis, Paul Rigney, Chris Carolan and veteran Ian Brady. Have you got what it takes to beat The Kube? Coming to Parnell's, Sunday May 3rd. Text James Dowling to register, 087-2909213.
OUR Feile Girls want to say a big thank you to our members and SuperValu Raheny customers, who supported their recent bag-packing. Our U14 girls have a squad of 50 to kit out for the Feile, so every cent helps. Hard luck to our seniors, who lost at home to Ballymun and also to our AFL4, who were defeated away to Ballyboden. Congratulations also to Lisa and Joe Mooney on winning the clubs Mr & Mrs competition at the weekend. This was a fundraiser for our adult ladies footballers and was very well supported too. Happy Birthday to Tom Fleming, who turned 50 at the weekend. Our Lotto has now reach €5,200. Why not play on line, in the club or set up a direct debit. Fixtures for next week can be found at the end of our website page. www.raheny.gaa.ie.
RANELAGH Gaels will host a follow-up Club Planning Meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday at Milltown Institute - all welcome. From this meeting will come a document setting out a roadmap for the club's next five years. Ranelagh Gaels passed another milestone at the weekend when the club fielded its first hurling team. The U8s played St Patrick's in what hopefully is the first of many hurling games to come. 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 lost to St Kevin's/Killian's in the first AFL Division 8 game of the season last Sunday and have a weekend off. 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 Enniskerry in Glencullen in the Stars of Erin 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).
WE extend our deepest sympathies to Dave Hickey on the sad passing of his father Joe and to David Carolan on the sad passing of his mother Ann. May they Rest In Peace. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Donal and Ashling Devoy, who tied the knot recently. We are running The Kube on Saturday 9th of May. If you think you can beat The Kube, please contact any committee member. We are having a Clothes Collection this Saturday. All proceeds go to the club. Bags can be dropped down at training times or before 12pm on Saturday.
ROUND TOWER CLONDALKIN
IN league football, seniors and inters both lost to Lucan Sarsfields. Junior As lost to Wanderers and Junior Bs defeated Thomas Davis. Membership is now due for renewal & new members are welcome. It's easy to register online and takes just a few moments - visit www.roundtower.ie. Alternatively you can pay 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. Defibrillator training to take place in club on Saturday 7th March from 9.30am-3.30pm. We again urge mentors and players to undertake this training when the opportunity arises. It is limited to eight persons, but further courses will follow. The training is being provided free of charge. To book your place, please contact Ed O'Malley at 087-8073391. Round Tower is delighted to offer excellent party packages for celebratory functions. Packages include cake, decorations and can include DJ and hot food. Enquiries to Jimmy at 087-7453478. We ask members to advise anyone considering a function to alert them to club as an excellent venue. Round Tower Lotto draw 9th February. Jackpot €10,000 & numbers drawn 3-15-21-25. Bonus Ball 7. No overall winner & no bonus ball winner. 3 x €100 winners: Billy Cullen, Kevin Cullen & Ann Morley. The Club Lotto is a crucial fundraiser. Play online at www.roundtower.ie. New Year 2015 and we want more kids participating in the nursery. It takes place every Saturday morning at Collinstown College at present from 10am-11.30am. Open to 4-7 year olds who want to learn the skills of GAA in a fun environment. Spread the word and contact club GPO James Glancy at 086-4982561 if you want further information.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
OUR next club fundraising event, the Casino Night, has changed night and will now happen on Friday 17th April. This we hope will facilitate our adult footballers & hurlers, who now won't have to face a competitive game following a night out in aid of Towers. Tickets will cost €30 each (or buy 2 for €50) and will be available in the next fortnight from our fundraising committee (Tom Farrell, Kevin O'Neill, Liam Fitzgerald and Karen Harford). Don't forget to send Joe your chosen team for the next round of Lusk Man Standing Competition. Only 14 players remain in the game. Tweet @magilljs or text 085-8562381. 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 first 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. Next weekend sees a return to play for our girls teams - we wish you all the best of luck for the season. We also extend our wishes to our new adult hurlers, who will play their very first competitive game in a match against Wild Geese next Sunday in Lusk. There was no winner of our Lotto this week; numbers drawn were 6, 13, 15 & 26. €50 went to O Delaney, while €25 went to L Pulled and B O'Brien. Next Jackpot stands at €4,450. Well done to all our teams who took part in the Gormanston Indoor Hurling Tournament. A massive thanks to Dennis Forde and organising committee on another great year for this tournament.
SCOIL UI CHONAILL
THE first round of Adult football League fixtures were scheduled for last Sunday. The Division 2 game went ahead, resulting in a four-point loss to Castleknock. While conditions were very difficult due to the downpour, the football was of a high standard. The pitch inspection resulted in both following games being called off and will be rescheduled to a later date. Great wins for the U14s and U16s on Saturday afternoon in their football league games. The U9 hurlers are our 'Team of the Week' with their win in the first league game and under new management. Well done also to the U8s, who continued their unbeaten run. 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. A Child Protection Course in the club, scheduled for Thursday 5th March from 7pm-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 excellent win over Kilkenny in their league game on Sunday afternoon. On behalf of club members, we extend our commiserations to the Rolls family on their recent bereavement. 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 next match is against Na Fianna on Saturday at 10am in Shanganagh Castle. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a Jackpot of €1,850. The €50 prize went to Derek Smith. Training for the adult football team is in Rathmichael School on Thursday night at 9pm. We lost our first league match to St Francis Gaels. Next O'Broin Cup match is against Thomas Davis on Sunday at 2.30pm in Kiltipper Road. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. Club contact email@example.com or Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.
GREAT start to AFL2 for the McMeels Pharmacy-sponsored senior footballers with a comprehensive win over St Peregrine's on Sunday morning. Hard luck to the AFL6 team, who lost to Castleknock, while the AFL11N game was called off. Well done to the U14 footballers, who beat Castleknock in Division 1, and the Division 7 team who defeated St Monica's. Minor Camogie had good start to league season with victory over St Olaf's. Congrats to Jack Smith, who helped DCU win the Sigerson Cup on Saturday, and emulates his father Peter's win in the same competition in 1985. To Orlaith Durkan, who was on the Dublin Senior Camogie team who beat Derry, and to Aisling Spillane who played with the Camogie Juniors. Fixtures: Sunday 1st March - minor football V St Maur's, home 11am, and minor camogie v Castleknock, away 11am. For more fixtures, results and up to date news see the website skerriesharps.ie. Club Annual Membership now due. Juvenile Academy returns Saturday morning between 10am-11.30am. Club Shop open from 10am. Well done to all involved in another successful Gormanston Indoor Hurling tournament. New Clubhouse Bar opening times, Thursday and Friday from 7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm. All welcome to come down and have a drink in the new facilities. Dates for Diary: Fashion Show - Friday 13th March in new clubhouse. Harps Golf Society Dates: Friday June 5th Balbriggan GC. Friday 17th July Swords Open GC, and Fri 25th September, Captain's Day in Skerries GC. All new members welcome. Club membership includes Golf Society membership. Annual Cheltenham Tipster Club Fundraiser, first prize €1,000. Tickets €10 or 3 for €20 now on sale from Fergal 086-8984657 or any committee members. Tickets available, Thursday night at meetings. Please support this important club fundraiser. Harps Club Ties now in stock at €15.
STARS OF ERIN
ADULT men's team had a good win over Starlights. Well done to all the lads. New players welcome. Training every Tuesday and Thursday in Glencullen at 7.30pm. U13s beat St Sylvester's. U8s, U10s & U16s had no game. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 14-25-32. €20 winners: Roisin Mulvey, Ian Kennedy & Steven Davis. Next week's Jackpot €700. Thanks for all your support.
LOTTO results 21st February. Numbers drawn were 3-16-21-22. No winner. €50 winners were Marie McAllister, Tommy Carolan and Pat Daly. Next week's Jackpot is €7,550. Many thanks for your continued support. Training this week is Wednesday evening at 7:30pm sharp at the pitch. All players expected to attend. Murphy Cup match next Sunday 1st March at home against Ballyboughal at 12pm. Players to meet at the pitch at 11:15am sharp. Annual membership is due to John Cooley or any committee member.
THE Adult Football Leagues started last Sunday with the first team having a 6-point victory at home to St Peregrine's in AFL6 and the second team defeated Round Towers Lusk in AFL10. Both football teams in Cup action this Sunday with the firsts away to St James Gaels in the Stacy Cup at 12pm and the seconds away to Tyrellstown in the Duffy Cup at 2.30pm. The U9s next match takes place this Saturday at 11am away to Man-O-War. 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.
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 week, March 6th. Tickets €25, available from 087-6339238, email@example.com or at the door. Strictly Come Brigid's returns this March 28th, ticket info to follow. Well done to all our juvenile and adult teams who were in league action over the weekend. Stand out results were our AFL6 footballers, who beat St James Gaels 2-12 to 0-9 and our minor A hurlers, who beat Fingallians in Division 1, 1-12 to 2-7. Our Club Nursery continues as normal from 9.30am-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. The numbers drawn last week were 14, 19, 23 & 32. Our next draw will take place this Thursday, February 26th in The Vineyard. Make sure you have your tickets, available online or from usual sellers. St Patrick's Weekend Festival Special, Vinyl Night, "Forty Shades - Truly Irish", real good stuff from the 60s, Dubliners, Wolfe Tones, Planxty and many more. Saturday 14th of March, 9pm. Great fun and craic guaranteed. Prizes for most original head-dress. Light refreshments, no cover charge. Bar is open from 7.45pm Monday-Friday, from 6pm on Saturday and from 12pm on Sundays. Finally, well done to all our Dublin representatives, male and female over the weekend.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE adult football season started this weekend, with both our intermediate and junior teams having home fixtures, versus Ballyboughal and Na Fianna respectively. The 'Inters' came up against a very strong Ballyboughal side and suffered a heavy defeat. The juniors gave the supporters who turned out, on a very nasty morning for weather, something to cheer about with a three point win over Na Fianna. There were plenty of stand-out performances from the lads, but special mention must go to Ronan White, who put in a great performance on his debut at adult level. Well done to the U9, 10 and 11 hurlers, who completed their indoor hurling season in Gormanston. Our adult hurlers have their first fixtures next weekend and are fielding two adult teams this year. Any hurlers who have moved to the area are welcome to join. The first team play in Division 4 and the second hurling team will be playing in Division 9. The second team, in particular, provides an opportunity for those who may wish to take up hurling again after an absence, be they new to the area or former club hurlers. Please contact Gene at 086-6063757 if you wish to get involved in any of our adult hurling teams. Ciara Buchanan and the Dublin camogie minors came out the wrong side of the result against All-Ireland Champions Limerick in Kilmallock. Eoin O'Connor bagged 1-2 for Fingal in the Allianz League game versus Tyrone. The match result was a one-point win for Tyrone, 1-16 to 1-15. With the season's games starting up, our Registrar Jean McGill has requested that registration is completed as soon as possible. The Club Shop is also fully stocked with everything for the coming season, including a full selection of all sizes of hurls, socks, shorts and kit bags.
ST JAMES GAELS
TEAM of the Week is beyond doubt our newly-formed U11 hurling team, who played the first-ever match on Saturday in the Iveagh Grounds with a hugely impressive win over St Pat's of Palmerstown. Credit to all involved, particularly the mentors and players who have put in a huge effort to get going, having their first-ever training in the autumn of last year. The ladies team are competing in the prestigious Stars of Erin Paddy Walsh Memorial Cup. They narrowly got beating on Saturday but have two further games over the next two weekends before their league campaign starts. Details into our major fundraiser will be officially announced this week on our Facebook page. We are holding our Members' Day on the 7th March in the Iveagh Grounds. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone of any age to get involved with their local club. All teams are back up training now. For times and days, log onto stjamesgaels.com.
ADULT footballers commenced their league campaign with a 5-10 to 2-5 win against Ballyboughal last Sunday at Alfie Byrne Park. Thanks to all those who recently sold tickets for the GAA National Club Draw. The draw will take place on this Friday 27th February. Lotto result for February 16: 7, 10 & 11; no winner - €3,600; €20s - Gavin Smith (Bridge Tavern), Jazzer Maher (Bridge Tavern), Garbo (Cleary's).
A limited number of tickets for Strictly Naomh Jude 2015 go on sale on Wednesday from the club bar and Horkan's SuperValu. We are pleased to announce Joe Rooney and Deric Hartigan as our two celebrity judges on the night. Big weekend just gone on the camogie front with Hannah Hegarty, Faye McCarthy, Marion O'Donnell, Ellen Joyce, Emer Maher, Helen Cosgrave and Leah Butler all representing the club on Dublin teams. Congratulations to Dublin, led by captain Danny Sutcliffe, on their excellent win over Kilkenny on Sunday. Well done to Tom Lahiff and DCU, who won the Sigerson Cup over the weekend. Hard luck to the senior footballers, who were narrowly beaten by Oliver Plunkett's on Sunday. Well done to the intermediate footballers, who beat Ballymun. Special mention to the Junior B footballers, who got off to a winning start and showing that age is no barrier by fielding a highly-experienced team including recently turned 42-year-old John O'Riordan. Lotto Results: Numbers drawn - 2, 8, 22 & 24. No match 4. Match 3: Margaret Coughlan, Liam and Anne MacMahuna - each receives €125. Jackpot next week: €3,500.
MEMBERSHIP fees for 2015 are due by the end of February. You can sign up and pay via 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. Thank you. The Academy are training on Saturday in Kilnamanagh at 10.30am, new members are always welcome. The U10s are scheduled to play a match this Saturday 28th February, details to follow. The junior men's team have continued their winning start to the season with a 2-4 to 0-5 win at home to Ranelagh Gaels. Next matches for the junior men's team are at home in Kingswood on the 1st March at 12pm against St Joseph's OCB in the Murphy Cup Group 2. Then it's away to Raheny in St Anne's Park on the 8th March in the league. Training for the junior men's team is Tuesdays at 6.45pm and Thursdays at 7.45pm, currently in Belgard Community Centre. New members always welcome. If you are interested, just pop along to one of the training sessions or contact the club. See club website for contact details. We'd like to extend a big 'thank you' to Thomas Davis' GAA Club and in particular Nollaig for allowing four of our juvenile mentors participate in a coaching course last week up in Thomas Davis's GAA. The course was invaluable to the continued development of the juvenile section within St Kevin's Killian's GAA and we appreciate the effort made by our own mentors to attend the course.
LOTTO results are 2, 8, 13 & 28. No winner this week. Next Week's Jackpot is €6,350. €20 winners were Karen Fitzachary, B Deegan, Marianne Dunne, Willie Woodruffe & Liam Teeling. Yearly Lotto tickets can still be purchased, so don't miss out on the weekly draw. Get in touch with Mary Madigan on 087-9533864. All football was called off for our adult footballers due to the bad weather. Games to be rescheduled. Juniors will play away to Ballymun Sunday 12pm. All support very welcome. Inters will play St Vincent's away, Sunday at 10.30am. U14s had a good win against Ballinteer the weekend. They won 7- 7 to 1-1. Another impressive performance by the U15s also. They beat Clanna Gael Ringsend, 4- 11 to 1-2. The School of Excellence for the U14 & U15 boys was a great success. Thanks to those who organised it and for everyone who took part. It went down a treat and hopefully the guys will take plenty of tips back to the football field. EGM will take place in The Complex on 25th March. New officers will be elected and any motions will be addressed. Only fully paid up members can attend and able to vote. It must be paid up before the 18th March. St Margaret's GAA wish to pass on our condolences to the Sweeney family on the recent passing of Jackie Sweeney and also to the Howard family on the passing of Bernard Howard. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
GREAT win for the intermediate footballers at the weekend against Newcastle. Adult hurlers play against Good Counsel in the final of the cup on Sunday the 29th of February in Good counsel at 12pm. On behalf of Naomh Marcais Golf Society, we would like to thank all who supported by sponsoring tee boxes on Captain's Day. We will be running a 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 28th of February "Chriss Cross". 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. €2,400 Jackpot not won. €50 winners can be found on the club notice board. Lotto Tickets are €2 per ticket or 3 tickets for €5.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
GREAT weekend of results with wins for our seniors, juniors and minors. See club website for next week's fixtures. As a result of weather and matches over the past few days, Saggart pitch is in very poor condition. The Executive Committee has decided to postpone all training for all teams on the pitch until further notice. Lotto numbers drawn last week were 3-9-18-28. There was no winner, so this week's Jackpot will be €700. There was one Match 3 winner of €100. Seamus Clerkin, Ceili. This week's Match 3 worth €100 win/share. Monthly Whist takes place this Thursday 8.30pm sharp in Club Lounge. All are welcome to come and play. The Annual 4 Districts St Patrick's Day Parade takes place on Tuesday 17th March at 2pm from Rathlawns to Saggart village (past Avoca), ending at St Mary's Saggart. The Parade is in its 9th year and we are delighted to announce that we will have two marching bands taking part this year. The Grade 1 & the Grade 3 World and European champions, The St Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band, will lead the Parade along with members from the Roger Casement One. Our Grand Marshals this year are the winners of the hugely successful "Strictly Together", Darren & Davina. Our theme this year is The Joy of Dance. After the Parade in St Mary's clubhouse, we have a children's disco, face painting, arts & crafts. Our Upstairs Lounge and Downstairs Bar will be open from 2pm. It's a great day out for all the family. If you want to enter the Parade - entry is free.
THERE was no winner in our Club Lotto draw. Numbers drawn out were 15-17-20. This Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €950+. 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. U12 hurlers enjoyed a good win over Naomh Fionnbarra, 3-1 to 0-0. U14s had a great battle with Skerries Harps. Final score, St Monica's 5-9 Skerries Harps 7-8. Girls' juvenile competitions commence this coming weekend. Our new U13 team are away on Saturday to Fingallians at 3pm, while our U16 girls are home to Templeogue/Synge Street on Sunday afternoon 4pm. Full list of club fixtures for this coming weekend can be viewed on our club website www.stmonicasgaa.com. Big thank you to all who supported the adult ladies team. Race Night full list of race winners is available to read on our club website. Tickets for the Mother's Day Luncheon on Sunday March 15th are available to purchase from Eamonn in the clubhouse. Tickets cost €15. Early booking is advised as demand for tickets is high. Best of luck to Megan Colman and the Dublin U14s, who play Meath this Saturday in the opening round of the Leinster Championship.