Wednesday 24 January 2018



NO winner of the March 5th Lotto draw for €2,600. Jackpot will be €2,800 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 and Junior As had great wins over Lucan and Crumlin respectively. Check www.ballinteerstjohns.com for reports.


CONGRATS to the Senior A team, who have won their second game in the Leinster Senior League with a three point win over Mount Leinster Rangers in Borris (1-12 to 1-9). Congrats to our Boden members on the Dublin U21 team, who overcame Laois with a scoreline of 2-21 to 2-10. Ballyboden St Enda's Lotto starts this Sunday in the clubhouse. Log onto www.bodengaa.ie for more information. Our Football Section had a good weekend this weekend as the senior's played a draw game against neighbours St Jude's, the intermediates had a big win over Round Towers and our Junior As beat Erin's Isle. Congrats to all. Congrats to our Boden players on the Colaiste Eanna team who beat St Declan's Cabra in the B League Final. They now face Carlow CBS in the South Leinster Final. Best of luck to all.


RESULTS of juvenile fixtures for last Saturday 7th; U10 girls match didn't take place as Round Towers (Lusk) couldn't field a team. U13 St Peter's boys had a home win in their grading league over Beann Eadair. Hard luck to St Peter's U16 girls, who lost by minimal of scores to Man-O-War in league game at home. Results for Sunday 8th; U5 St Peter's boys were victorious in home league game over Good Counsel. Hard look to U12 girls, who travelled to Howth to play Beann Eadair but lost by 8 points. U14 girls had a bye in their league. Well done to first team, who gained another two points in league game to Ballymun Kickhams & hard luck to second team, who lost to St Finian's (S) in their league match. Fixtures for this Saturday 14th; U11 boys have home game at 11am. Sunday 15th fixtures: St Peter's minors play at home (in Naul) at 11am v St Peregrine's, U14 girls play away at 1pm v Craobh Chiarain, U12 girls play away at 4pm v St Vincent's & U16 St Peter's girls have a bye. 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 11-14-22-24; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot, €5,300. The four €30 winners are J Mitchell c/o Tesco, Geraldine Smith c/o Ger, Jimmy and Gareth c/o Jimmy, Calleen Keogh Chaplizard. 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.


OUR Heroes of the Week are our newest members of our juvenile referees, and what makes this bunch exceptional is that they are all girls. So take a collective bow young ladies, congratulations Lauren Goonan, Jessica Rafter, Kelsie Campbell, Lize Toivonena and Orla Hardiman. While we're on the subject, applications are invited for manager of our minor ladies football team with immediate effect. Please send a declaration of interest to secretary.ballymunkickhams.dublin@gaa.ie. Our U13s had a great win away to Kilmacud on Saturday with captain fantastic Sean Parnell leading by example. Our U14s had a brilliant victory away to O'Toole's with a great team performance, especially Darragh Brennan, supported by Corey Power, Ryan Murphy, Killian Doyle, Aaron Fox and Karl Slater. They train again Monday and Thursday at 6.30pm. Our U15s were unlucky in defeat to Parnell's despite great performances from Andrew McCaul, Jamie Dunleavy, Jason Keating and Jordan Bell. The lads have gym training Tuesday at 7pm. Our U16s continue their great run with a great win over Crokes, despite a poor finish, and remain second in the table. The team would like to thank Peter Loughlin and Tech7 for their sponsorship of new jerseys. Much appreciated. Next is a challenge from Meath's Na Fianna at 7.30pm Monday and our neighbours Na Fianna Saturday week in the league. Please be advised, memberships are now due, and must be paid before the end of March in order to be allowed apply for tickets for Dublin's Championship games. Please see Frank O'Connell, your mentors or any member of the Executive. Some new merchandise will soon be available and will be posted on our social media, where you will also find out any news and gossip surrounding the club.


THERE will be a Clubhouse Information Evening on this Thursday at 8pm in the Castleknock Hotel. All members are invited to attend. There was a clean sweep of wins for all of our adult football teams last weekend, with the senior footballers beating St Pat's Palmerstown. The Adult Hurling Leagues kick off this weekend, with our senior hurlers playing away against Raheny on Sunday morning at 10:30am. Details of all other games will follow during the week. A big thank you to all who helped out with the Féile Band Night in the Castleknock Hotel. 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 €8,800.


NEXT Sunday 15th March we have two fixtures in the opening round of the Dublin Adult Hurling Leagues. In AHL6 our first team plays St Sylvester's at Broomfield in Malahide at 12pm. Anyone unsure of that location should check with any of the lads that played there in championship last year in what was probably our best performance of the year. Our second team then plays Na Fianna at Islandbridge at 2.30pm in AHL9. It is always a challenge, particularly on the first day of competition, to organise two teams in two locations. Members are asked to please respond to Teamer requests to confirm their availability and be at the correct venue with proper gear 45 minutes before the throw-in. In terms of hurling, our challenge game against Skerries on Sunday 8th March in Islandbridge reminded us of the amount of work to be done on fitness, skills and match strategy if we are to be competitive in the season ahead. Despite the visitors' victory, we had a few positives from the game - three players made their debut for the club, some well-taken goals and good team spirit. Training continues as usual in the gym in Islandbridge Mondays at 7pm until the clocks change and on the pitch skills and fitness session on Wednesday at 7pm under lights. Any members who have yet to pay their annual subscription should do so straight away.


CONGRATULATIONS to our club manager, Shay Connolly, who received a Seán Moore Community Award for services to the local community. In the award citation, journalist, Roisín Ingle aptly summed up Shay in one word - passion: whether passion for the GAA through his work for the club and his representation of the club at all levels in the wider community; or passion for the community he serves through his involvement in a host of other projects to promote people welfare. She also referenced his real and deep understanding of the people of Ringsend and further afield. Congratulations also to our U10 hurlers, who graced Croke Park during the half-time interval in the Dublin v Cork hurling fixture on Saturday. It was a great experience for the players, mentors and parents alike and all thoroughly enjoyed it - even if the result didn't go the way of the Dubs. Well done to our U15 ladies, who got off to a flying start in the Division 2 league with a fantastic win over Naomh Olaf; and to our intermediate footballers for their fine win over St Finbarr's in the league. The following Club Lotto numbers did not produce a winner for the Jackpot of €7,000 - 4, 8, 10 and 22 and the jackpot increases to €7,200. Finally, new players are most welcome at all times and the Club Directory for the various team contacts is on the website at http://clannagaelfontenoy.ie/.


WELL done to all juvenile teams over the weekend. Fixtures: Saturday 14th March - U13 hurlers home to Olaf's @3pm. Sunday 15th March - U8 Blitz camogie home; U9 camogie away to Ballyboden; U11 away to Erin's Isle' AHL3 away to Setanta @10.30am; U13 girls home to Castleknock @10am; U15 camogie home to Clanna Gael @11am; U15 hurling home to Lucan @11am; AHL 8 home to Parnell's @2.30pm. Date for Diary: - Commercials Talent Showcase for our juvenile members, 25th April, 7.30pm-9.30pm. We will be running auditions on the 22nd March. Contact Ann on 087-2362399 to book your audition time slot. Easter Camp 30th March-2nd April. 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.


NO winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €1,500 for Monday 2nd March. Four match three winners each receive €150. The numbers were: 7, 13, 16 & 17. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,000. Tickets are €2 each and the draw takes place every Monday in the Club Lounge at 11pm. Please note that the Lotto for Monday 16th will be moved to the Tuesday, St Patrick's Day, due to the Annual Dinner Dance. Please support. Music continues in the lounge every Sunday. Whiplash are the band for Mother's Day, 15th March, and George Murphy will be there on the 22nd. 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. All forms must be returned by Friday. Annual Club Dinner Dance will take place on Monday 16th March. Tickets are €32.50 and must be booked before Wednesday by contacting Mary Derwin. Music will be with Kiara Dignam followed by DJ Cathal. Membership fees are now overdue. Please contact Club Registrar Linda Scanlon or you can pay at the Club Bar. Receipts are issued. The Annual Juvenile Section Golf Classic will take place in Corrstown Golf Club on Sunday 12th April with the tee reserved from 9.30am-11.30am. Teams of 4 will be €200. Please contact Mark Murray on 087-2386468 to reserve a time or if you wish to sponsor a hole. The Easter Raffle tickets at €2 each are now on sale. Details from Anthony McCord. Adult footballers had another fine win by defeating St Finian's by a single point in a very hard-fought game. Minor hurlers lost out narrowly to St Vincent's and U15 footballers won their top of the table clash against St Finbarr's.


WELL done to the men's team, who continued their great start to the season with another win today against Shankill. U16 girls got their first win of the year today over Craobh Chiarain in the league. Hard luck to the U12 girls, who lost out to a strong Foxrock/Cabinteely team today. Thanks to all parents who travelled away with the girls teams today. Training times for the coming week will be posted on Monday. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 25, 28 & 35. 2X €20 winners were Vicky Barry and L O'Donnell. Next week's Jackpot €2,950. Thanks for your continued support. Committee meeting Tuesday night in the clubhouse at 7:30pm. Anybody looking to have items included in the weekly club notes, please contact club secretary before 10am every Monday.


IT was a great weekend for Cuala footballers. The senior team won the club's first-ever match in Division 1 with a 0-13 to 1-7 win over Parnell's, while the AFL5 team had a 2-10 to 1-7 win over Thomas Davis. The third footballers overcame a three-point gap at half-time to beat Stars of Erin 0-18 to 2-4. Congrats to ex-Cuala man Dan Keating, who won the GAA World Plate with Canada at the GAA World Games. Hard luck to Cian O'Callaghan, Paul & Mark Schutte, David Treacy, Colm Cronin and the Dublin hurlers, who lost out to Cork last Saturday in Croke Park. Congratulations to Conor Mullally, Martin Cahalin and the Dublin U21 footballers on their Leinster Championship quarter-final win over Laois last Wednesday. Well done to the senior hurlers, who made it 2 from 2 by beating Castletown Geoghegan in the Leinster League Division 1 yesterday. Cuala are drawn with Faughs, Lucan and Ballinteer in the group stages of the Dublin SHC 2015. The U14s ladies footballers had an impressive 5-11 to 4-5 win in their Division One clash with St Sylvester's on Sunday. Best wishes to Rachel Hartnett, who left in an ambulance after a bad looking shoulder injury but is on the mend already. Well done also to the U14Bs on a second successive victory in Division 4. They put up 11-12 in their big win over Ballymun. It's a great start for our first-ever girls B team. The U15s had a long trip to Skerries for a hard-fought 3-4 to 3-4 draw. Cuala have now joined Instagram, where we're known as "cualagaa". There are still some tickets available for our 'Night of GAA Greats' in Croke Park on March 27th. Contact Gerry 086-8241692 or Barbara 086-8271070 for tickets.


SENIOR Footballers drew with St Pat's of Donabate away on Sunday morning. Intermediates lost out to Ballyboden, while the juniors beat Clann Mhuire away in the Naul. Hurling fixtures start this week. Seniors to play Na Fianna in the club on Sunday morning at 10:30am. Juniors play Finbarr's at 2:30pm in the club also. Minor footballers play Na Fianna in club at 11am. All support welcome for any games. 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. Grasshoppers are looking for a new head coach as Orlaith Moran is heading for pastures new. We would like to thank Orlaith for all her hard work over the last few years. Anyone interested in taking over from Orlaith please contact Yvonne Berigan. Tommy Donohue was elected chairperson at EGM on Wednesday. Ann Byrne is new secretary, Tommy Spratt Treasurer, Jude Casey is registrar. All positions were filled with extra members for committee also. Thanks to the Club Trustees for all their efforts over the past few weeks. 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 2-13-20-21 and bonus number was 15. Next week's Jackpot is €3,600.


EXECUTIVE meeting tonight @8pm sharp. Senior hurlers were unlucky to go down by one point to a strong Camross (Laois) side in the Leinster Senior League on Saturday. Minors put up a great fight to earn a draw with Whitehall Colmcille on Sunday. In camogie, well done to Kerri Finnegan, Isabelle Costello, Jennifer Sullivan, Chloe Mullen, Emma Ryan, Rebecca Lewis, Saoirse Malin and the Dublin U16A and B panels, who had wins over Kilkenny and Meath in the Leinster Championship. Our U14s had a convincing win over Castleknock. U13s played their hearts out to earn a draw with St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh and a depleted U15 team had a good run out v Naas. On Friday 13th March, our U14 hurling and camogie Feile teams are jointly hosting a Table Quiz. Please come out and support. Everyone who supports the quiz will be in with a chance to win tickets to 'The Script' or premium seats to Croke Park on St Patrick's Day. 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. A big "Thank You" to everyone who helped out with the bag pack in aid of GOAL in Tesco, Dundrum on Saturday. A speedy recovery to Robbie Cooke following recent surgery. We all hope to see you back in action very soon Robbie. It was great to see Joe Kerins back in the club on Sunday night. We really did miss you, Joe. Don't forget Oiche Cheoil agus Craic on St Patrick's Eve (16th March) from 8pm till late. On St Patrick's Day, the bar will open @ 12.30pm (Sunday hours). Twenty Questions in the members' bar every Wednesday.


THE seniors drew their league game with Raheny on Sunday. Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Alan Casey, who was injured during the game. The second and third teams both suffered losses in their league games at the weekend. The girls' U10 played their first game on Saturday - great to see so many new players. Well done to our girls' U12 on a great win over Erin's Isle. The skill levels were fantastic with some great score-taking and tackling. Our girls' U14 were unfortunate against Na Fianna in a tight game on Sunday. Our boys U8 & U9 played very well away to Garristown in challenge matches on Saturday morning. The boys' U15s won 6-7 to 0-4 against St Anne's at home on Sunday morning. The club would like to send best wishes to Colm Daly, who was injured in a challenge game during the week. We will be holding a 3-Day Easter Camp starting on Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th April, 10am-2pm. Only €25 per child. To reserve a place please text your name and your child/children's name(s) to Desy on 087-9957429. Memberships for 2015 must be paid in full by March 31st - membership forms now available. Please note that membership can also be paid online via myclubfinances.com - please see club Facebook page for further information. The club are running a "Predict the 2015 Provincial Football Championship" competition. Entry forms were distributed to all teams over the last 2 weeks. Closing date for receipt of all entries is the 30th of April 2015. Lotto results: numbers drawn were 1-2-9-12. Congratulations to Ann & Emily Kinsella, who matched 3 numbers for €250. Next week's Jackpot is worth €13,550. Adult fixtures this week: Our seniors play St Vincent's at home on Sunday 15th March at 10.30am in the cup.


THE Swords St Patrick's Day Parade will leave Coláiste Choilm at 11.30am (30 minutes earlier than previous years). This year is extra special because our own Paul Flynn will be the Grand Marshal. We need as much red & white as possible along with our biggest ever turn-out. We will assemble at the Coláiste Choilm Car Park from 10.45am. As usual there will be a big party at the club afterwards. The Championship draws took place during the week in Adult Football and Hurling: Intermediate Football Championship v Naomh Fionnbarra; Junior 1 v Wanderers & Junior 2 v Raheny. Intermediate Hurling Championship Group (Clanna Gael Fontenoy, St Jude's, Commercials, Raheny & Erin's Isle) & Junior Hurlers Group (Cuala, Peregrine's & St Joseph's OCB). All the members would like to wish our U15 player Séan O'Sullivan a speedy recovery after he picked up a serious injury on Saturday playing with our U16 footballers v Templeogue. As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, Fingallians adult ladies will play Na Gaeil Óga (Dublin's Gaelgoirí club) on the all-weather at 8pm on Wednesday. Beidh tae, caife agus Gaeilge ina dhiaidh sa chlub. Fáilte roimh chách. The club would like to welcome Aogán Ó Fearghail (from Drumgoon Club, Co Cavan) as Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, who took on the role formally at the GAA's Annual Congress on 28th February. All club mentors and officials are listening out for potential winners of the 'Cainteoir na Seachtaine' prize. The prize will be awarded to the juvenile that made the best effort to use Irish during Seachtain na Gaeilge, not the most fluent but the greatest effort. Camogie section: Our U13s were defeated by Erin's Isle in their opening league game of the season. Our girls are completely made up of U11 & U12 girls playing up a grade.


WELL done to our Minor Division 1 and U15 Division 1 teams, who started off their league campaigns with victories over Na Fianna and Erin's Isle respectively. Well done also to our Minor Division 5 team, who continued on their winning ways with a superb win over Clontarf. The U14 Division 5 team played St Mark's and the U13 Division 1 team played Kilmacud Crokes with both teams being narrowly beaten. Well done also to our U12 and U10 "Go Games" teams, who performed really well in their first games of the season. The U12s played Croi Ro Naofa and Ballinteer St John's and the U10s played Kilmacud Crokes. The U11 "Go Games" against Kilmacud Crokes was cancelled and has been re-fixed for March 28th. The U14 Division 1 game against Ballyboden was also postponed and no date has yet to be set for the re-fixture. Pitch allocation: All teams have been allocated their training slots for the year. We would ask that if teams are organising extra training sessions or challenge games that they check with our Director of Football Gordon Bell first. Membership: The new on-line membership is now live and has been well received by all members. Registration is open now and closes on April 30th, so please ensure your registration is complete by then. Note of course that in accordance with previous years, for a registration to be valid, payment must be received. To register, just visit the club website. Dublin football teams: Congrats to the Dublin U16 team who beat Kildare in the Leinster Championship. Next weekend the U14s are away to Longford in the Leinster Championship and the senior team play Laois in the National Football League. Best of luck to all. Academy: Don't forget, the Academy continues every Saturday morning from 9:50am.


WHAT a big disappointment Saturday's performance was. Nobody saw it coming but on the night Dublin were second to every ball and the Cork forwards couldn't believe their luck. However, the players can make up for their poor performance when they head to Ennis on Saturday next. We will have our usual bus service to the game. Buses will leave Connolly Station at 10.30am and Rathcoole Village at 11am. The return fare is €10 for adults and €5 for juveniles. Non-members add €5. To book a seat text your name and pick up point to 087-2331983 by midday Thursday March 12. You can sign up as a member on the bus. Congrats to Barry O'Donnell and Gerard Pollard, who are the February members draw winners. Our AGM will take place at Parnell Park on Tuesday March 10th at 7.30pm. Come along and air your views. We welcome new ideas etc. We welcome new members to join us or current members to renew for 2015. Membership costs €20 for adults and €10 for juveniles. You can sign online at www.fodh.ie. We will also be selling memberships at Parnell Park on March 22nd for the Galway game. Those who sign up in March will be in a draw for 2 tickets to the quarter-finals of the league on Sunday March 29th. We will be selling caps [€5] and polo shirts [€35] at Parnell Park on Sunday March 22nd. FODH fleece jackets [€50] can be ordered by sending your money and size details to Tom O'Donnell at Games Office, St Vincent's CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 no later than March 22.


BOTH intermediates and juniors had league outings last Sunday. Both going down to narrow defeats. Intermediates lost out to Kilmacud Crokes away in Silver Park with juniors also going down away to Wild Geese. Back to Cup action next with two home fixtures. Intermediates host St Finbarr's at 10.30am in Loving Cup, while juniors have St Vincent's at 12pm in Parsons Cup. Training continues at usual times. Ladies have challenge away to Clontarf on Wednesday. Throw-in at 7.30pm. Training on Monday at 7pm and Saturday at 8am. Juveniles had a busy week with some good performances in blustery conditions. U9 boys' hurlers had two matches against a strong Lucan Sarsfields, showing great commitment to team and club. U11 boys' hurlers were out against St Pat's Palmerstown with a very skilful display. Well done to all. U11 girls played a draw in their first league match away to St Jude's, putting in a very impressive performance. U12 boys had a tough game away to St Mark's and U13 boys had a one point win away to Na Fianna. Training continues as usual. Contact team mentors for times. Thanks to all who attended at registration days and those who have not yet done so should contact managers with forms and fees. Club members interested in serving on committee, let us know and new members from nursery to adult always welcome. Deposit for London trip due before March 31st. Contact any committee member.


WELL done to the AFL4 team, who beat St Brigid's at the weekend, 0-13 to 1-5, and also to the second football team who defeated Thomas Davis. Well done to all the juveniles who were playing over the weekend also. The Championship draws were made last Monday night in Parnell Park. In football, Good Counsel has drawn Na Fianna in round 1 and the junior footballers will play the winners of Na Fianna and St Mark's. In the hurling, Good Counsel has been drawn in the same group as Faughs, Crumlin, St Brendan's and Raheny. Dates and venues are yet to be announced. Registration is now overdue; you can download the registration form from the club website. There will be music in the Club Bar for St Patrick's Day from 6pm. It promises to be a good night. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 15-24-27. Next week's Jackpot is €4,500. 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.


FOOTBALL on Wednesday night at home against Sylvester's. Throw-in 7.45pm. Meet in club 6.45pm. All support greatly appreciated. Innisfails Pool teams, Blue v Red play in the clubhouse on Tuesday night. Club open for Cheltenham @ 1pm, Tuesday-Friday this week. All pints €3 during races. Ladies Darts at home on Thursday night against Aer Lingus. Easter Egg Raffle tickets available in the clubhouse, €5 per strip. No winner of the €5,000 Lotto this week. Numbers were 16-17-18-22. Also, no winner of the €2,650 lotto. Numbers were 3-18-20-22. Winners of €50 were Betty Foran/Paddy Gannon. Just 3 c/o Andrew Carthy. The magic six is still rolling with the Jackpot standing at €1,485. Bingo with Ivan every Wednesday night. New adult & juvenile players welcome. Contact the club for details. Deepest sympathy to the McCarthy Family on the recent passing of their father. RIP.


WELL done to the U11s, who did great in Croke Park last Saturday at half-time in the Dublin match. We hope they all enjoyed the experience. Senior hurlers play first league game v Peregrine's in Dolphin, Sunday 10.30am. Junior hurlers play first league match v Olaf's in Dolphin at 12pm. Kevin's Annual Easter Tournament is coming up soon. Good Friday & Easter Saturday. All details, ages & times are on the website, contact Paul Mac on 086-2414260. Kevin's sponsored walk up Wicklow's highest mountain "Lugnaquilla" is on Saturday March 21st. Everyone welcome; club members, parents, friends etc from 16 years old upwards. To sign up, contact Olive Patchell 086-3830934. Corn Dolphin Schools competition for inner-city primary schools starts February 26th. Contact Paul Mac for any queries on 086-2414260 or Claire on 086-3503355. Easter Camp runs from 30th March-2nd April. For 4-12 years old, from 10am-2.30pm each day. Costs & details on website www.kevins.ie, contact Vincent Henessy 087-2721944. The Annual Subs are now due. Can everyone please 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 €2,300. Last night's draw, Monday 9th March, was in Café Bar Pub, Leonard's Corner. 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. ABC Nursery is back in Dolphin Park every Saturday 10.30am-11.30am. Contact Marcus with any queries on 087-6620282. The camogie girls age 7-10 are also back training in Dolphin Park Saturday mornings, 10.30am-11.30am except when matches on. Contact Rosairi on 086-3005878.


DUBLIN senior footballers drew with Tyrone. Eoin Culligan, Kevin Nolan, Cian O'Sullivan and Rory O'Carroll represented, leaving our first team to draw with Na Fianna in AFL1. Leinster U21FC semi-finals, Dublin v Longford. Wednesday 18 March 7:30pm, Pairc Tailteann. Ross McGowan featured at corner-back against an impressive Laois to win 2-21 to 2-10 at O'Moore Park. AFL3 saw Mick Jones' charges score 14 points to beat Garda by 4. Reality bites for the new AFL8 side as Harro's side failed to make first-half wind advantage count. Liffey Gaels made the expected 6 point advantage of the wind count in the second-half. Play The Whistle Is Back: 23 cash prizes. Great fun to chart your progress. You don't need to know anything about sport. Just try your luck and predict the winners of 13 sports events to the end of July. €20 for a fun competition to generate funds to pay your teams' referees, footballs, hire your training pitches etc. Everybody benefits. Your friendly mentor/manager will be in touch with application forms. Closure to entry for the competition is by March 31st. Hard luck to the Dublin senior hurlers, who lost to Cork. Ross O'Carroll, Niall Corcoran and Ryan O'Dwyer were in the squad. A massive League win for the minor A hurlers over visitors St Brigid's. AHL begins this weekend with adult camogie and ladies football later this month. Membership overdue. Don't pay, don't play. Opening the Club Conversation on Mental Health and Well-being. 8.30pm, 19th March, Function Room: This is the first step along the road to openness, positivity and awareness of Health and Well-being. Targeted at adult playing and non-playing membership, including parents, mentors & coaches. Please attend this very important event in the life of Kilmacud Crokes.


WELL done to all the teams who played over the weekend. Some very strong performances at underage level with great wins and very competitive matches played. The club will be open on St Patrick's Day with live music from 3pm-7pm, so all families and friends are welcome. The Club Bar and Hall are available to hire for private parties. Please contact Keith Roache on 01-6260875. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last week, so Jackpot now stands at €4,300. We thank you for your continued support. The Executive would also like to thank local Estate Agents Brocke Delappe for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for our U14 Feile team. Your support is greatly appreciated. The team looked fantastic wearing them on Saturday and had a great victory, winning with a scoreline of 11-10 to 1-3. Well done to all involved.


GOLF Classic 15 May 2015: Last Sunday, a bus load of supporters from the capital travelled to Innovate Wexford Park for the double-header. Many thanks to one and all. This has been an annual feature. As is the Golf Classic, the 20th edition of which this year takes place at Edmondstown GC on Friday 15 May. Tom Cotter (086-8380893) is in charge and teams of 3 can enter the Stableford Competition for just €350, including a four-course meal at the famous Morilles Bistro Yellow House in Rathfarnham. Other sponsorship opportunities exist. Kilmallock - Beir Bua. AIB All-Ireland Club Hurling contenders Kilmallock will not be short of supporters on Liffeyside when they travel up on St Patrick's Day. We wish all concerned with the team every success on the day. Annual Social Event: The Annual Dinner Dance is being re-branded and a new event incorporating the Limerick Person of the Year (Dublin) is under consideration and details will be published shortly. New Members: Club Limerick (Dublin) is now on the look-out for new members and all one has to do is contact Secretary Ollie Mann on 086-2492772 or any one of those named below. Beidh fáilte is fiche roimh cách. Executive Committee 2015: Chair - Paul Stapleton; Vice-Chair - Gerry O'Sullivan; Secretary - Ollie Mann; Assistant Secretary - Michael Fitzgerald; Treasurer - Harry Keane; Assistant Treasurer - Hugh Hynes; PRO - Diarmuid Grace; Oifigeach Gaeilge - Eamonn Ó hOgáin; Director of Golf - Tom Cotter; Social Secretary - Pat Nash.


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. 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 will be an Oiche Gaelach in the clubhouse on Monday 16th March at 8pm. Plenty of ceol, craic agus cupla focal promised. There were excellent wins for our U16A, U15A, U14B and U13A footballers over Naomh Mearnog, Cuala, O'Dwyers and Ballyboden respectively. The U14As earned a hard-fought draw with Castleknock in CBS, with a scoreline of 3-14 apiece. Our minor A and B hurlers also had good wins over Fionnbarra and Fingallians. The adult games focus switches to hurling next week with a full programme of league games. Our Golf Society AGM will take place at the clubhouse at 8.30pm on Thursday March 12. All are welcome. 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, for boys and girls born in 2008, 2009 and 2010 - 12th Lock, Lucan. Contact Johnny @ 085-1294102. There was no winner of this week's €11,000 Lotto draw. Numbers were 18, 20, 26 and 28. This week's Jackpot is €12,500. Colaiste Laichtin Inis Oirr are sponsoring with Seamus Clandillon's team in charge.


A good weekend for our adult men's teams. Men's first team had a good away win over Raheny in the league. Final score, Man-O-War 1-7 Raheny 0-8. On Sunday afternoon, the men's second team had a good home win over Erin Go Bragh in the league also. Thanks to Noel from McFaddens for donating water bottles for men's first team. U16 boys' team lost out on a tough game in tough conditions away to Good Counsel. U13 boys lost away to St Mark's in blustery conditions on Saturday. U14 ladies had a good home win over Bray Emmetts. U16 ladies had an away 1 point win over St Peter's. U18 ladies had a good home win over Round Towers Lusk.


WELL done to Jonny, Tomás and Dublin senior footballers, who fought back to claim a draw against Tyrone in Croke Park on Saturday night. Hard luck to Shane Barrett and senior hurlers. Congrats to Elaine O'Meara, Muireann O'Gorman and Dublin Senior Camogie team on their win against Clare and also to Tino Kelly, Laura Mulvey, Gráinne Free and Premier Junior Camogie team against Armagh. Senior footballers came from behind to earn a draw with Kilmacud on Sunday and well done to intermediates on their win against St Finian's. Hard luck to both junior football teams, just losing out and also to AFL10s. Mixed day for our minor hurlers. As won, Bs drew and Cs lost. Senior and intermediate hurlers in action next Sunday at 10.30am. Seniors play Erin's Isle away, while intermediates host Naomh Olaf in Mobhi Road. Later at 2.30pm, Junior 1s travel to Pairc Barróg and our second junior hurling team play Civil Service in Islandbridge. All three minor football teams are away at 11am, As play Ballyboden, Bs play Erin's Isle and Cs play St Pat's Palmerstown. Best of luck to all teams. Congrats to our Scór Group on their Leinster semi-final win in singing, recitation and Trad Group, now through to Leinster Final. 2015 Sports Prediction Quiz forms to be returned to Club Bar asap. A great night of music and craic in club last Saturday night, thanks to all who made it. Thanks also to those who attended Sunday's Spring Fair, great Club Day and thanks to the organisers and volunteers who gave their time. Draíocht Players present 'Play On' in club, Thursday 26th March. Tickets €10, contact Anne Ryan. Sincere sympathies are extended to the Keyes Family on the passing of former club senior footballer Clem. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


BHI bua iontach ag an bhfoireann B i gcoinne Ghaeil Naomh Proinsias Chábán tSíle ar an Domhnach (2-5 go 0-10) - comhghairdeas leo. Ar an drochuair, chaill an fhoireann A i gcoinne Chiceam Bhaile Munna 2-6 go 1-7. Tá traenáil peile ar siúl an tseachtain seo ar an Máirt agus ar an Déardaoin ag 7pm i gCaisleán Cnucha. Tá traenáil iomána ar siúl ar an Satharn seo ag 12.30pm, agus tá cluiche sraithe againn ar an Domhnach i gcoinne Naomh Eoin Bhaile an tSaoir i bPáirc Naomh Caitríona. Tá cluiche dúshláin ag foireann Pheil na mBan Dé Céadaoin seo i gcoinne Fhine Ghalláin i Sord Cholmcille ag 8pm - téigh amach agus tabhair tacaíocht dóibh an oíche sin. Beidh an fhoireann camógaíochta ag traenáil ar an Déardaoin ag a 9am i gColáiste Cillian, Cluain Sceach, agus beidh foirne na mban ag traenáil i bPáirc an Fhionnuisce ag 3pm (camógaíocht) agus ag 5pm (peil). Tá sonraí againn do Chomórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2015 in Ard a'Rátha freisin - glac laethanta saoire idir an 29ú Bealtaine agus 1ú Meitheamh - ná déan dearmad faoi. Beidh foirne NGÓ ag glacadh páirte, agus tá fhios again anois go mbeidh na leaids ag imirt i gcoinne Mhóin Dearg ó Londain. Tá na sonraí againn freisin faoi chomórtas An Chailín Ghaelaigh 2015. Beidh an comórtas ar siúl ar an Aoine, 17ú Aibreán - aon chailín atá ag iarraidh páirt a ghlacadh, seol ríomhphost chuig destaicmaire@gmail.com. Rachaidh an buaiteoir ar aghaidh chuig Comórtas an Chailín Ghaelaigh ag Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta ar son Na Gaeil Óga. Má tá níos mo eolais uait faoin gcumann, déan teagmháil linn ar Twitter @NaGaeilOga, Facebook 'Na Gaeil Óga' nó seol ríomhphost chugainn, cumannclg@gmail.com.


MEMBERSHIP is now due. The deadline is 31st March 2015. Please arrange payment asap. There is a standing order option. Forms are available on the club website. Mini-leagues are on this Saturday at 10am. Mentors' Meeting is back this week at 9pm on Wednesday. The Swap Shop will take place on Saturday 21st of March in the clubhouse at 11am. There is still time to donate boots, club gear etc. More info available on the club website. Naomh Barróg Golf Society Sports Quiz tonight at 8pm. Tables of four for €20. Come and enjoy an entertaining evening with John Whelan as quizmaster. Live music from East Coast this Saturday. Great Band. All welcome. Book your table for the Annual Naomh Barróg Mother's Day Dinner asap. Tables are filling up fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. Three-course meal for €15 with live music after. Menu available on the club website. Well done to the Junior As on picking up their first league win of the season against Fingal Ravens. Final score 3-11 to 0-7. Great games by the U12s with lovely skill from Seán Gallagher, Tadgh Cleary, Paddy Doyle, Seán Reeves and Seán Elliott. Great to see their progress. Great performance by the U13 camogie team, who beat Skerries. Great performances by Kiara Mioriarty and Tara Murphy. The U10 girls had a great win over Na Fianna and St Brigid's. The girls did the club proud. A really excellent performance on Saturday by the U9 hurlers, who played Skerries Harps away. In particular man of the match performances from Matthew Flanagan, Kyle Payne-Lyons and Josh O'Neill. Well done to Martin Tuite and Pairac Tierney on getting their Level Two Coaching Certificate. The club extends our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our great club man Paddy Carroll.


MIXED bag of results this weekend. Our intermediate footballers lost to Clanna Gael in their game, while our minor hurlers also lost their league game against Lucan Sarsfields. On the juvenile field, our U16s were beaten. Our U12s had a very good win. Our U13 camogie beat Lucan Sarsfields and our U11 girls football team also won their game. Well done to all concerned. Congratulations to St Dominic's on winning the All-Ireland Colleges Final. Easter Raffle tickets now on sale, €20 each. Are available from usual sources. First prize €1,500, 10th prize €200. Limited to 300 tickets. Executive meeting on Thursday next 8pm. Juvenile meeting Tuesday night 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery lunch every Sunday. Club Lotto numbers this week are 17-23-31. Bonus ball (5).


THE AGM of the Adult Football and Hurling Committee will be held in the club on Wednesday 25th of March, at 8pm. All members and players welcome. Congratulations Eoin Fletcher, playing with the Dublin U21 footballers v Laois in the Leinster Championship. Full-Time: Laois 2-10, Dublin 2-21. Fingal v Roscommon in St Maur's Park, Rush on Sunday 8th March at 2pm. This was a first for St Maur's and a great opportunity for club members and our juveniles to watch top class hurling up close. Fingal included in their team St Maur's players Craig Harford, Danny Butterly, Paul McAllister and Joe Gleeson. Final result Fingal 1-11, Roscommon 3-24. St Maur's senior footballers lost out at home to St Brigid's with a score of 2-6 to 2-10. The Gaelic for Mothers & Others are back and got off to a great start with a 1-8 to 1-1 win over Raheens in Co Kildare. Our U14 camogie team made it 2 wins from 2 with a hard-earned win over Wicklow side Bray Emmets. Great win for U14s against St Margaret's one-point win. Great display of goalkeeping by Aaron Lacey. Well done to U13 girls' football, who beat Na Fianna. Great all-round team performance. The U12 hurlers had a home win today against Pat's Palmerstown, winning 3-3 to 1-0. In very windy conditions, Maur's played with the wind in the first-half, scoring 2-2 to 0-0 at half-time. St Maur's U11 girl's football had a great win against St Sylvester's in Malahide today. A great display of skills and hard-work clinched the win. Scores came from all around the squad and there was a good display of hand passing and movement. Well played U11 hurlers. Pipped at the post in Baldoyle, but showed great skills and a force to be reckoned with.


OUR Camogie Section is holding its Annual Fundraising Quiz on Friday the 20th of March at 8pm. Tables of 4 cost €40. Fundraising is vital to the club and we request that all members support this event. We had wins at the weekend for our U14 boys and our U14 and 15 ladies football teams. The Adult Hurling Leagues commence next weekend. Our seniors are away to Faughs at 10.30am on Sunday morning, while the second team is at home to Castleknock in the afternoon. Good luck to all concerned. Thank you to Mickey Ned O'Sullivan for his wonderful coaching session at the club on Sunday afternoon. All mentors who attended will benefit enormously. Due to the continuing bad weather, our pitches remain very soft and we ask all mentors to abide by the wishes of the Pitch Committee. No physical training on any of the playing areas. Despite having been won recently, the club Lotto Jackpot remains at €10,000. Please support it. It could be your turn next. All membership fees are now due and must be paid immediately. We extend our sympathy to the Whelan family on the death of Seán's brother Brendan. May his soul Rest In Peace.


THE Naomh Olaf senior football team are performing very well this season with wins over St Sylvester's, St Vincent's and a superb win over St Jude's this weekend in the Loving Cup. Final score Naomh Olaf 1-10, St Jude's 0-6. Well done to the team and their managers, Shane Smyth, Ger O'Malley, Des Noonan and captain Colin Doyle. Junior footballers got off to a great start under their new management team of Donie McDermott and Michael O'Connor with wins over Clontarf. Unfortunate to end up with a one-point defeat by Beann Eadair at the weekend. Beann Eadair 2-9, Naomh Olaf 1-1. Naomh Olaf have two minor football teams this season playing in Division 2 and Division 5. Both have a good start to the season. A fabulous start to the season for Naomh Olaf's U16 hurlers in the league campaign with a comprehensive away win over Clontarf. Following on from their successful hurling match that featured in The Herald last week, the Naomh Olaf U14 boys played Raheny in a football match on Saturday 7th March in St Anne's Park. In an unusually warm afternoon, it was a very close game all the way through with the Olaf's boys eventually winning by 2 points, despite a late goal by Raheny. Keep up the good work lads. On Sunday 8th March, our minor hurlers had a very impressive win over a strong, physical Fingal Ravens. Ravens started very strongly, putting Olaf's under pressure and were ahead by 4 points after 15 minutes. Olaf's fought back and took their opportunities when they came, including a super goal from Jordan O'Connor and a very strong performance at full back by Cian Power-Kelly. Thanks to the U16 members of the panel who performed really well. The final score was Olaf's 4-5, Fingal Ravens 1-8.


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. First team had a good win on Sunday against Garristown in the league. No match for first or second team next weekend. Adult hurlers are at home to O'Toole's on Sunday 15th March at 3pm. U16 footballers had a good win away to Cuala at the weekend. U11 hurlers also had success against Liffey Gaels with wins for both green and white teams. Match reports to lindaodwyers@outlook.ie by Sunday afternoon to be included in club notes. 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. O'Dwyers GAA and Balbriggan Rugby Club present 'The Cube', which will take place on Friday 1st May in the Wright Venue. If you think you have what it takes to beat the cube, please call 087-2852313 to register your interest. 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. Easter Camp will run from Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April for children aged 5-12. Registration will be taken in the clubhouse on Saturday mornings between 11am-12.30pm. Juvenile fixtures for the coming week can be found at www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. Girls' fixtures can be found at www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie/clubFixtures. Our Club Lotto is available to play online www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 4-11-18 .This week's Jackpot will be €1,097. Membership for 2015 is now due at www.odwyersgaa.com. Membership must be paid by 31st March, which is fast approaching.


OUR seniors had a hard-fought well-deserved win at home to Peregrine's on Sunday in blustery conditions. And our U15 footballers won at home to Crokes. And Crokes featured in our U16s massive win. All the lads played great, but a few stood out. They were Adam Handbridge, Alan McGovern & Kevin Hickey. Our U13s played competitively in their home draw against a strong Ballyboden side. We wish Josh Murphy a speedy recovery from an injury he sustained during the minors hurling victory by a single point over Peregrine's in this fast-paced, action packed game. Our U9s took on Castleknock in hurling on Saturday. The lads played great, showing all the skills they've practiced in training, resulting in great goals and points. Give mammy a rest on Sunday morning and take the kids to Lucan's 12th Lock to support our senior hurlers in the league. Throw in 10:30am. This Friday, O'Toole's are hosting an U11 Hurling Blitz with 8 county clubs taking part. There will be 15 games culminating in the final. The games begin at 6:45pm. Come along and support your favourite team. This weekend in our lounge, for your entertainment, it's 'Sisters of Sound' on Saturday and mothers come along on Sunday and enjoy the popular 'Off the Rails'. Paddy's Day is always special in O'Toole's and this year is no exception. There's a ballad session in the afternoon and music by Derek Nangle that evening. No winner of our weekly Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 4-7-13=20. This week the Jackpot is €2,000.


OUR new U10 girls' team had their first outing on Saturday with two impressive wins. Well done girls. Hard luck to senior footballers, who lost to Cuala 0-13 to 1-7. Hard luck also to U16 footballers, losing out narrowly to Scoil Ui Chonaill. Great second-half effort from John Rush, John Keegan, Keith Campbell and impressive Mark Heron nearly got the lads over the line. Great win for the intermediate men at home to Lucan on Sunday. Trailing by 6 points at half-time, the Nells put in a strong second-half performance to run out 2 points winners on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-14. All players put in a super shift and its now two wins from two. Great win for U15 footballers. 4-10 to 0-14 in top of the table clash v Ballymun to go top and remain unbeaten. The work-rate and commitment from the squad was and is immense game-by-game. Alex Hutton, Graham O'Hanlon, and courageous Craig Conyard lead a great bunch. Special mention to all support, especially Richie and Debbie Maher. As and from 31st March 2015, any coaches or mentors who have not completed the Garda Vetting process and participated in a code of conduct course at the club will not be able to participate in the Juvenile Section. Please contact Children's Officer with any queries. This Sunday, our senior hurlers are at home v Whitehall Colmcille. Throw in at 10.30am in St David's. In Chanel at 11am, minor footballers face Naomh Mearnog. And at 2.30pm in Rathcoole, junior hurlers take on Commercials. We still have some places left for contestants to take part in The Kube at Parnell's. Contact James Dowling 087-2909213. Our condolences to the friends and family of Christy Clarke on his passing. Christy was a former manager and committee member of Parnell's.


OGRA numbers are growing again. 10am Saturday morning, no equipment necessary. If you haven't register for Cheltenham Competition there is still time. Send mail to www.rahenychelt@gmail.com or fill in entry forms behind bar. End of festival celebration in club, Friday 13th. We have a GAA Legend coming to the club on Friday night for a Q & A Session. Mick O'Dwyer, former Kerry player & manager. €10 admission, which includes a drink. Sunday is our Annual Mother's Day Brunch. This year the charity we are supporting is Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource. Treat your mum, sister, aunt, granny and a great cause. Our seniors drew against Fingal Ravens, and both junior teams lost to Man-O-War and St Kevin's Killian's respectively. The Junior B hurlers will launch their new Adult Hurling League campaign this Sunday at 2.30pm in St Anne's v Round Towers. Lotto still growing. You know the saying. If you're not in, you can't win.


RANELAGH Gaels' men's team travel to Silverpark to take on Kilmacud Crokes in the Murphy Cup on Sunday, throw-in 12pm. The lads will be hoping to build on last Sunday's good home win over Starlights in AFL Division 8. The next draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto will take place on Thursday, March 26 in Birchalls, when the Jackpot will be an impressive €2,200. 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. Men's training is on Mondays in Clanna Gael Fontenoy and Wednesdays in Wesley College Ballinteer, both 8.30pm. The ladies team also train in Clanna Gael on Mondays. They lost their last pre-season game on Saturday in the Stars of Erin Tournament, though it was another good workout with the start of the new campaign now just a few weeks away. 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.


SENIOR Footballers registered first points of AFL2 campaign with excellent away win v Naomh Mearnóg. In other league action, intermediate footballers lost to Ballyboden St Enda's, Junior As defeated Ballinteer St John's, Junior Bs drew with Ballyfermot De La Salle. Senior hurlers play semi-final of Corn Ceitin Cup tomorrow v Na Fianna at Monastery Road, with throw-in at 8pm. On Sunday, Monastery Road hosted an U9 Blitz that brought together 160 girls from 18 teams and eight clubs. It was a resounding success and well done and thanks to all involved. 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. Round Tower Easter Camp will take place Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April. Aimed at boys and girls aged 4-12 years of age, it will run 10am-2pm (1.30pm Thursday). Fun activity based around Gaelic Games will be hosted throughout the week and the fee is €40. Contact James at 086-4082561 or Catherine at 086-8303207 for further details. Round Tower is registered with Topaz for its cash for club initiative and we ask people purchasing petrol to be mindful of our registration number - 10525. With new season underway, we are encouraging mentors to organise team pictures for use on website and for our records. A mentor or parent with a camera or a decent phone camera can take a team pic and submit it to info@roundtower.ie. 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.


THE next club fundraising event, the Casino Night, takes place on Friday 17th April. Tickets cost €30 each (or 2 for €50) and are available from our fundraising committee (Tom Farrell, Kevin O'Neill, Liam Fitzgerald and Karen Harford). Our adult footballers will be holding a Poker Classic in the club on Friday 27th March. Contact Lorcan on 086-2518438 or Leo on 086-8165313 for further details. Our Academy runs each Saturday morning from 10:45am-12pm and caters for boys and girls aged between 4 and 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. Congratulations to Club Coach Robert Naughton and GPO James Costelloe on their Graduation Ceremony in Croke Park on Saturday - both now Award 2 Coaches. Our juvenile players will, as usual, walk in the Paddy's Day Parade in Lusk. The club will be running an Easter Camp on Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th April, catering for our 4-12 year olds. There was no winner of our Lotto this week; numbers drawn were 1-4-7-28. €50 went to E Carton, while €25 went to B Neary and Rachel & Paul Niall. Next Jackpot stands at €4,750. Match Reports: U13 Grading League - Kilmacud Crokes E (3-4), Round Towers (6-8). U14 Football League - Naomh Barrog (5-6), Round Towers (4-10). U14 Girls - Round Towers (6-13), Raheny B (0-0). Minor Ladies - Man-O-War (1-10), Round Towers (0-4). AFL 5 - Templeogue/Synge Street (2-6), Round Towers (1-10). Our condolences go to the Browne family on the passing of their mother Kathleen. May she Rest In Peace.


GREAT win on Sunday morning in the second game of the Division 2 football league - fantastic to have excellent support on the line. Unfortunately, the other two football teams were not so successful. Next Sunday it's hurling league fixtures with games against St Oliver Plunkett's/ER @ 10.30am and Round Towers Lusk at 2.30pm, both away. Support very welcome for both games. 'Teams of the Week' are the U10 girls playing in their first Blitz on Saturday and the minor girls who overcame a 7-point deficit with 6 minutes remaining to win their game. Great wins for the U8s, 10s, 14s and 16s on Saturday, while the U9s and U11s were close in their games. Nursery takes place every Saturday morning in our enclosed grounds at 95 Clontarf Road from 10am - new members are always welcome. Club Shop is open every Saturday from 10am-12pm. Check out the great value available as well as the wide range of club gear in stock. Easter Camp dates - Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April from 10am (more details to follow). Two 'Coaching the Courses' courses coming up - Friday 27th March is football with John Morrison followed by Hurling on Friday 17th April with Paudie Butler. Both courses are at 7pm and contact Club GPO Joanne Courtney at 087-9146748 to book your place for these excellent sessions. A big thank you to Kerry's Colm Cooper, who took part in our Wednesday night juvenile training session in the club. Colm is a fantastic ambassador for the GAA and we wish him well on his return from injury. 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 U9 & 11 meet in Scoil Mhuire at 10am.Girls U11 have lost their first league to Naomh Fionnbarra. It was a great game. Well done everybody. Our U12 boys played at half-time in the Dublin v Tyrone game in Croke Park on Saturday. A large party of the parents, friends and club members attended the match, which was a brilliant occasion for our club and all concerned with the team. Next match is at home against St Jude's on Saturday. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a Jackpot of €1,950. The €50 prize went to Lily Mae Messit. Training for the adult football team is in Rathmichael School on Thursday night at 9pm. We lost to Croi Ro Naofa on Sunday. Our next match this Sunday is the re-fixed game against Thomas Davis at 2.30pm in Kiltipper Road. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. The club Annual General Meeting takes place on Monday 23rd March at 8pm in St Anne's Resource Centre Shankill.


GREAT weekend for the McMeel's Pharmacy sponsored adult football teams with all three winning. AFL2 team had a superb win over Clontarf by 2-12 to 0-8. Junior 1 team beat Bank Of Ireland by a goal and the Junior 2 team defeated St Peregrine's in their first game to complete a clean sweep over the weekend. Good wins also for the U15 camogie, U13 girls' football and Boys U14 and the 2 U15 footballers. U14 footballers also entertained Omagh St Enda's in a challenge game before they travelled to Croke Park to see the Dubs in action. Thanks to all who made it a successful day, especially the ladies who provided the food. Fixtures: Sunday 15th March - Minor Football v Round Towers Lusk, Lusk 11am & Junior Hurling v Good Counsel, away 12pm. For more fixtures, results and up to date news see the website skerriesharps.ie. Juvenile Academy, Saturday mornings between 10am-11.30am. Club Shop open from 10am. 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. Sold out. Music by Martin Byrne on St Patrick's Day from 6pm. Harps Golf Society Dates: Friday June 5th - Balbriggan GC. Friday 17th July - Swords Open GC & Friday 25th September - Captain's Day in Skerries GC. All new members welcome. Club Membership includes Golf Society membership. Contact Paul Murray, 085-1740474. Harps Club Ties now in stock at €15. Great gift idea. Contact Fergal 086-8984657. Zingo result: 6-4-1-5-7-2-3. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €3,300. Next draw Thursday 12th March in The Clubhouse Bar at 10.30pm. Envelopes €2 from Gary Holland or by quarterly bank standing order or play on-line at skerriesharps.ie.


OUR Easter Camp 2015 takes place from Monday 30th March-Wednesday 1st April. Everyone from 4-14 welcome & details on our website. Training for all grades as usual this week, so contact your manager for arrangements. Membership fees for 2015 are now due and can be paid by contacting the committee, your team manager, at the club bar, the club shop or via our website. Please complete the new membership form in full when applying or renewing membership. Our senior team will be hosting a Fundraising Table Quiz, followed by DJ, on Monday 16th March at 8pm (eve of St Patrick's Day). A team of 4 is €40 and there are great prizes on offer. "Strictly" returns to St Anne's this year in Citywest on Saturday 23rd May, with an information night in the club this Thursday 12th March. If you're interested in getting involved please contact Declan on 087-2832687 or email strictlystannes@email.com. Congratulations to Gerry Anderson, who joins the Club Executive in the role of Cultural Officer. Mother's Day in St Anne's with music from 6pm & a complimentary rose & drink for all our mammies. Lucky number on 8th March was 41 with 3 winners. Weekly activities, including all live music sessions, continue as usual this week.


CK men's adult team played well but lost to a good Cuala team. U16s lost to Castleknock. U8s and 10s had good wins. Clothes Bank in Car Park. Please use. This is a fundraiser for club. Club are holding a €10 draw on Easter Sunday in Step Inn. 1st prize €2,000. Limited to 750 tickets. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 13-23-31. €20 winners: Seamus Keane, Tess Rodgers & Harry McGeown. Next week's Jackpot €900. Thanks for all your support.


LOTTO results 7th March. Numbers drawn were 13-14-15-22. No winner. Next week's Jackpot is €7,850. €50 winners were James Bellow c/o The Coachman's Inn, Tom Macken c/o Kealy's and Tracy Virgoe c/o Marie. Many thanks for your continued support. Training this week is Wednesday evening at 7:30pm sharp at the pitch. All players expected to attend. Annual membership is due to John Cooley or any committee member.


BOTH football teams were in league action on Sunday and both came away with victory. The firsts having a six-point victory over Civil Service in AFL6 and the seconds defeating Fingal Ravens in AFL10. The hurlers have their first match of the season this Sunday at 12pm with a home AHL6 encounter against Realt Dearg. The U9s next match is at home to Castleknock this Saturday at 11am. Training continues for the footballers this Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm with the hurlers training at 7pm. Ladies footballers are training this Monday and Wednesday at 7.15pm. Anyone wishing to play hurling or ladies football with the club, please email secretary.stbrendans.dublin@gaa.ie or check out our website www.stbrendansgaa.org, where you will find more information about our Saturday Kidz Club. Don't forget to do your shopping in Tesco Prussia Street and deposit your blue token in the St Brendan's Juvenile Section Box.


Club Membership is now due and can be paid online. All details are on club website. Thanks to all who took part in our Ticket Hold Em Poker night on Friday. Eric O'Callaghan won the €500 Jackpot with Tony Cahill in second place claiming €250. Over €1,200 paid out in total. Strictly Come Brigid's returns on March 28th, tickets now on sale from our dancers and in the club bar. Limited number available so get yours fast. Well done to all our juvenile and adult teams, who were in league action over the weekend. Stand out results were our AFL1, AFL 3 and AFL 6 footballers, who all claimed fine league wins. 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 info@stbrigidsgaa.com for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place this Friday, March 13th in Myos. 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. This Saturday March 14th, from 9pm. Great fun and craic guaranteed. Prizes for most original head-dress. Light refreshments, no cover charge. Cardiac Screening Session in this club this March. Highly recommended for all players. See website for details.


THE club offers their condolences to the Howard Family on the passing of Terry. Adult Team: Congratulations to the lads, winning on Sunday by 4 points. Final score: St Colmcille's 2-12, Templeogue/Synge Street 1-11. Training Tuesday 8pm in Swords Fitness and Thursday at 8pm in Balheary. All players please attend. Lotto - Monday March 2nd. Numbers drawn: 11-24-25-26. No winner. 2 consolation prizes of €100 awarded. Jackpot is now at €10,200. Envelopes can be got in the Clubhouse Bar, The Harp Bar, The Estuary Bar and the Pound Bar. Thank you for your continued support. Darts: Cilles A won The Mon Andrew cup on Friday, beating The Top Shop in the semi-finals and then going on to win against Round Towers of Lusk 4-1 in the finals. Well done lads. Great results all year. Pool: Hard luck to the pool team on Wednesday, who lost 6-4 to Salmons (Blanchardstown). They play at home to Parnell's on Monday 9th March. Best of luck lads. 5 Card Poker is held in the clubhouse each Friday night. Rooms are available for rental for private functions and parties.


WITH every passing weekend we see an increase in the number of games being played by our teams, which brings up again the subject of membership fees. The deadline of March 31st is fast approaching and it is therefore advisable to get those fees paid as soon as possible. The club has a chance to win a grant of €5,000, from Version 1 Professional Services, towards our nursery and Academy costs, if we can get the most votes for our video. All you need do is follow the link: http://t.co/yAEyjwpCvL, to vote. Many thanks to James Devlin and Aidan Morrissey for putting together the video and entering us in the competition. Please ask all family members and friends to give us a vote. You can also find the link on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We had the proud sight of one of our nursery members leading out the Dublin football team on Saturday night. Well done Niamh. Good luck to all those who entered the Fantasy Cheltenham competition. The Club Lotto Jackpot was €2,100 this week and the numbers drawn were 2, 7, 8 & 18. There was no Jackpot winner. The winners of the €25 lucky dip prizes were Wendy Burke, Eamonn Murphy, Brendan Turley and Vivenne Ryan. Next week the Jackpot will be €2,200.


OUR Open Day on Saturday morning in the Iveagh Grounds was a huge success. Big thanks to all who helped with activities, registration & food. Big thanks also to Keith Walsh Solicitors, Dublin Fire Brigade, Counsellor Paul Hand and FM 104, who gave huge support. Cll Eric Byrne who did such amazing photography. Dean Gibbons from Hometown, who was a big hit with the girls. Nathan Devitt, who showed us he isnt just talented on the pitch as he entertained us with his amazing vocals and guitar, and to all who arrived and joined in the fun. All teams continue training this week with the Academy continuing hurling and football with boys and girls between 4-8 every Saturday morning in the Iveagh Grounds from 10.30am. It is not too late to join any of our teams as we welcome new players and helpers throughout the year. For details on all teams and areas to get involved in, just log onto our website stjamesgaels.com or look us up on Facebook. Well done to Tommy and the ladies team, who concluded their group on Saturday with an impressive win over Ranelagh Gaels. They will now play their final shortly and will be posted on Facebook as soon as the date is confirmed. All membership is due, please pay via your mentors, any committee members or online. Our adult men's team is currently looking for a new manager for the season. If you are interested, please email aaronirl@hotmail.com or call/text 086-8754961.


STRICTLY Naomh Jude 2015 took place on Friday night and was an overwhelming success. All 32 dancers deserve massive praise and compliment for the dedication, effort and hard work they have put in over the past two months. They put on an absolutely fantastic show from beginning to end in a night that will live long in the memory. Nights like Friday don't happen by chance, we would like to thank the organising committee who put in hours and hours of hard work behind the scenes. We would like to thank Kevin Rowe Events, who yet again have ensured a smooth and professional night that even eclipses last year. And finally to the sponsors, Horkans SuperValu, for their invaluable support of the event, without which it could simply not take place. A full photo set of the night can be found on the club's Facebook. Well done to Leah Butler, Helen Cosgrave and the Dublin Senior Camogie team on an excellent 1-13 to 1-11 win over Clare. Well done to Emer Maher and the Dublin Premier Junior team, who beat Armagh 2-10 to 0-4. Well done to Ciara O'Riordan & Emily Browne and the Dublin U16A & U16B Camogie teams, who picked up wins against Kilkenny and Meath. Hard luck to St Mac Dara's U16 Camogie team, who were defeated by Mercy College, Waterford in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday. Well done on a fantastic year to reach this game and well done to mentors Jenna Clune, Helen Cosgrave and Sean Breheny. 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.


MEMBERSHIP fees for 2015 were 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, details to follow by text. The junior men's team recorded yet another win in the league, well done lads. Let's keep it going. Next match for the junior men's team is home to Portobello on the 22nd 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. 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, just contact one of the committee members (contact details on the club website - www.stkevinskilliansgaa.com). Anyone interested in taking part in the Rally can also get in touch and we recommend you should be out cycling now in preparation. Advertising opportunities for local businesses with the club are now available for 2015.


NO winner in the Lotto the weekend. 2-10-17-21. The Jackpot is now €6,500. Congrats to our €20 winners; Vicky Coleman, Jim O Brien, Paddy Cosgrave, Helen Smyth & Catherine Donoghue. Ladies first challenge game on Wednesday at 7.30pm in St Margaret's v Scoil Ui Chonaill. The girls are looking forward to getting their season off to a start in the next few weeks. The U14s lost to St Maur's by a single point, 2-7 to 3-5, on Saturday & the U15s drew in a super game of football against Templeogue, finishing 3-8 to 4-5 on Sunday. Minors play Whitehall Colmcille Sunday in Cloghran in the league at 11am. Juniors had a hard-fought win against Robert Emmets on Sunday. They won 1-10 to 0-11. They play away to Ballymun in the Cup on Sunday at 12pm. Inters also had a good win against St Mark's, 2-0 to 1-8. Great performances by all. Always seemed to be in control. We are hosting Easter Camps in The Complex on the 8-10 April. There will be camps for 4-7 years old & 7- 12 years old. All kids are very welcome to participate. Kids don't have to be a member of St Margaret's, so spread the word. Nursery/Grasshoppers is running every Saturday morning from 10am-11am. We welcome any new members from 3-5 & 6-7 every Saturday. For more details contact our Club GPO Sean Kelly, 083-4471121. Membership due date is coming to an end. All membership must be paid up before the 31st March. In order to attend the EGM, you must be paid up in full. EGM has been postponed till further date. Can mentors/coaches etc from juvenile & adult football please let us know of any fixtures, results or any events in the club that are happening on a weekly basis?


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. Club Meeting the 26th of March at 8pm. All members should attend. Questionnaire for members behind the bar, please take one and let your views be known. 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. Ceili 21st of March. Music by "Matt Cunningham". Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm. Come along and have some fun. Music St Patrick's weekend: Saturday "Mick McAvenue" 10.30pm; Sunday "Eamon Toal" 9.30pm' Monday "After Hours" 10pm and St Patricks Day Trad Session from 7pm. All welcome. Party facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Players' Lounge and Hall. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €2,600 Jackpot not won. Numbers were 4, 22, 23 & 28. 6 X €50 winners - 1 Liz Farrell 2 Carmel Jameson 3 Karen Malone c/o Sandra Malone 4 Helena Martin, Ashgrov 5 Grace Bracken, Maplewood Court 6 Seamus Humphreys.


GREAT weekend of results with seniors, U16s, U13s and girls' U13s all winning and juniors drawing with Wanderers. The club is currently seeking 2 selectors for our senior football team. You will be required to attend all training sessions as well as matches. The club is committed to regaining our Division 1 status. So, if you are interested and can give the required commitment, please call Pat 086-0454434. Membership is now due and can be paid to any committee member, Bernie Howard or online through club website, as can the weekly Club Lotto. The club would like to extend its sympathies to the Doyle family, Springbank, on the passing last week of Jack. RIP. Lotto numbers last week were 3-6-25-27. There were no winner of Jackpot, which is worth €900 Thursday. There were 3 Match 3 winners of €70 each. Catherine Hinch, Ma Kelly and John Lynch, all c/o Andy Kelly, Jacobs. Thursday's Match 3 is worth €100. The club is running a sponsored cycle to Kilkenny on Saturday 27th June. This is a major fundraiser and all monies collected will go to the development of our club training pitch. The cyclists and guests will stay overnight in the Newpark Hotel and Dinner, Bed & Breakfast costs just €75. On Sunday, they will all be transported back to St Mary's, where they will be re-acquainted with their bicycles. We are holding a Launch Night on Saturday 28th March at 9pm in the clubrooms, when more details will be available. This is open to all members over the age of 18 and we hope to see a lot of our female members taking part along with their male members. The Annual 4 Districts St Patrick's Day Parade takes place on Tuesday 17th March at 2pm from Rathlawns-Saggart village.


A LIMITED number of tickets are still available for our Mother's Day luncheon. 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. For more information please contact Eamon Murphy 01-8486818. Our clubhouse will open from 12pm, Tuesday-Friday of this week, for the Cheltenham Racing Festival. There we will have a special drinks promotion for members for the duration of the race meet each day. Club membership is now due to be paid by March 31st. Forms are available to download from our club website www.stmonicasgaa.com or can be picked up from the clubhouse. There was no winner of our Club Lotto draw, which took place on Thursday night (March 5th). Numbers drawn out were 15-18-23. This Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €1150+. 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. Well done to our new girls' U13 team, who played their very first competitive game on Saturday last against Na Fianna. The girls, will no doubt continue to go from strength-to-strength as their season progresses. Our U12 hurlers and U14 footballers gave a good account of themselves respectively against Trinity Gaels and Beann Eadair on Saturday, while our girls U16s earned a good away draw versus Ballinteer St John. Everyone in the club would like to wish Aislinn Somers a speedy recovery from the nasty hand injury she picked up in the game. Last week our club lost a dear friend and member. Everyone in St Monica's GAA Club would like to offer their sincere condolences to the O'Neill Family on the loss of Teresa. Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a hanam uasal dílis.

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