BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Ruddy and Natalia Hyland on their Dublin Ladies football win over Galway with a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-13. They advance to the All-Ireland Final in Croke Park on September 28th. Hard luck to our Ballyboden representatives on the Dublin minor and senior football Team on their defeats against Donegal. Congratulations to the Ballyboden St Enda's representatives on the U16 Dublin hurling team, who won the Tipperary Supporters Cup. It's the first time Dublin have won the competition. Congratulations to our Senior B hurlers, who beat St Kevin's after extra-time with a scoreline of 2-26 to 1-20. Congratulations to Chris Nagle and to Craobh Padraig Sydney, who won their championship semi this weekend, beating current champions Cusack's. Good luck Chris in the final next weekend. There will be an Academy Registration Day for all 2006, 2007 & 2008 children on Saturday September 6th. All new players welcome. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's log onto www.bodengaa.ie or log onto Facebook and Twitter by searching Boden GAA.
JUVENILE ladies football back in full swing with matches on Saturday last. Hard luck our U11 girls team, who lost to a much stronger St Maur's team. Well done to U13 girls' team, who won their first cup match away to Templeogue/Synge Street. U15 St Peter's girls have their first championship match on Monday evening 1st September in Ballyboughal v Craobh Chiarain. Juvenile fixtures for next week: Saturday 6th at 11am - U11 St Peter's boys play at home in Ballyboughal pitch); also at home U13 girls play cup match v Kilmacud Crokes (B) and U11 girls play in Lusk at 5pm. Adult fixtures - First team play league match away at Westmanstown v Garda Saturday 6th at 6pm & second team play league match at home Sunday morning 7th at 10.30am v Naomh Olaf. Support welcome to all our games.
THIS week's Lotto numbers were 09-12-16-27; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot of €2,600. The four €30 winners are Pat Smart, Joe Lee, Karen Rice, Mick & Linda McAvinney. 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.
A very large slice of bad luck fell on our county teams on Sunday, with both our minors and seniors falling to Donegal, despite some very solid displays by our club members. Hard luck lads and chin up. County championship is a fine consolation prize. Well done and a big thank you to Paul Curran, Anto Welby and Declan Small for their hard work on the Annual Golf Classic last Friday. The day was a great success, well done to James and Cian Burke and their team on their victory and a big thank you to all the sponsors. A full list of both winners and sponsors are on our Facebook and webpage. Thanks to all who helped out and took part on this great day. Our U15 team had a great week, with a fine win over Ratoath in a challenge, and a massive 14 point win over Vincent's ensuring Division 1 status for the coming year again. One more league game and championship now awaits the lads. Well done to Darragh Conlon, who was the outstanding player of the last week. The club will shortly announce details of the grinds to be provided by members to Leaving Cert students within the club. Please keep an eye for the finer details and for enrolment. For more info on these news pieces, please go to www.ballymunkickhams.com or visit our Facebook or twitter @BallymunGAA.
OUR Championship ambitions for 2014 came to an abrupt end on Sunday morning with defeat for both of our teams in the quarter-finals of the Junior C and E championships. The first team made a strong start in their encounter with Brendan's in Islandbridge and little separated the teams in the early exchanges, but our cause wasn't helped losing key players to injury in the first half. We conceded 3 goals by half-time leaving us 4 points behind at the interval. Despite heroic efforts, we were unable to close the margin. Meanwhile, over in Rathcoole, conceding 3 first half goals proved costly against Commercials. The home side had a 9-point lead at half-time and despite a spirited performance in the second half to narrow the gap, some late scores by Commercials gave them a comfortable victory. Well done to all our players and supporters concerned with both teams. This week we have two significant events to focus on. Our annual All-Ireland Final score forecast competition is underway and all members are asked to support this important club fundraiser. On Friday 5th September, our annual Civil Service Hurling Club Golf Society outing takes place at Palmerstown House, Johnstown, Co Kildare with the overall winner competing for the Seamus Hough trophy. The outing commences at 1.30pm with a round of golf on this top quality course, a four-course meal and a range of prizes all available for €60 to early bookers. Still a few places on the time sheet available. Weather forecast is good and it's a great start to the All-Ireland Final weekend. Anyone interested to take part should contact Gerry Butler or Martin Ryan. For more information on our club activities see our website www.civilservicehurlingclub.ie.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
CONGRATULATIONS to our minor footballers, who recorded a 1-12 to 1-7 win over Naomh Mearnog in their championship semi-final game over the weekend. Well done also to our U13 footballers for their very convincing 7-9 to 2-9 win over St Vincent's in their Division 1 league fixture. Unfortunately, the very good run our Junior Ladies footballers have had in the cup came to an end with a loss to Erin's Isle in the semi-final. Off the field of play, preparations are well underway for the club's fundraising race night in Shelbourne Park on Saturday 27th September. With tickets costing just €15 per head and various add-on prizes to be won, it has the makings of a great night at the dogs. Finally, the latest draw for the Club Lotto Jackpot did not produce a winner with the following numbers: 3, 5, 10 and 30. The Jackpot of €10,000 goes forward to the following week.
TEAM of the Week goes to our U13 footballers, recording great wins over St Maur's and Lucan Sarsfields. Special mentions here for Mark, Fergal, Leo, Tom, Paul and Philip following excellent defensive displays. Our U15A footballers lost out to Erin's Isle on Thursday in the league. Our U10 footballers also enjoyed fine victories over Fingallians. Our U16B girls also recorded a most impressive display against Foxrock/Cabinteely. Our U13A girls won their opening cup match against a strong Skerries side on Saturday. Our U13B girls, however, came up a little short against Whitehall at home. Querrin Lillis, Áine Walsh and Katie Doyle deserve special mention for great performances on the day. Commiserations to Dublin representative Jack McCaffrey, losing out to Donegal in the All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final on Sunday. Commiserations also to Andy Foley and Declan Monaghan, losing out in the minor football semi-final by the narrowest of margins. Congrats to Margaret Mohan and Sarah McCaffrey, part of the Dublin Ladies Senior Team that defeated Galway in the TG4 All Ireland Football Semi-Final on Saturday, winning by a margin of four points. www.clontarfgaa.com.
CONGRATULATIONS to the juniors in their quarter-final win against Civil Service in the Championship. Great performances all round. Junior 7s next Saturday, further details to follow. Well done to the U11s, who had a great win v Craobh Chiarain in the Camaint Finals in Parnell Park last week. The U12s were not as lucky losing out by 1 point v O'Toole's on Saturday. Well done to the U10s teams, who won all their games in "Carlow Town U10 Blitz". Thanks to everyone who supported the Golf Classic in Castlewarden Golf Club. Thanks to Martin Kilduff and Newbridge Silverware for supplying the great prizes. Well done to Mark Molloy, Sean Delaney and Christy Carr for organising the day. Best of luck to the Fitness Company who are opening their gym in Commercials this week. Great rates for Commercials players, mentors and parents. Intermediate team training Monday and Wednesday 7pm. Junior team training Thursday 7pm. We are always looking for new players for all of our teams in the club. Anyone interested in joining our club contact Peter Elliott on 086-8572569. Check out our website www.commercialshurlingclub.gaa.ie for all information. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CommercialsHur1 or our Facebook page: Commercials Hurling Cumann iomanaiochta. Club Gear available from Siobhan on 086-3898844.
CONGRATULATIONS to the one lucky winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €12,500 for Monday 25th August. Numbers were: 6, 17, 21 & 23. There was eleven match 3 winners and each receive €55. Next week's Jackpot starts at an incredible €12,500. Tickets are €2 and the draw takes place every Monday evening at 11pm. The Junior A Football Final takes place in Parnell Park on Saturday at 5.30pm. Best wishes to David and all concerned. This team will represent Dublin in the Club Championship in Belgium on Saturday 4th October at 6pm. Members interested in going to the game should book their own flights and then contact Club Secretary, who is in contact with her counterpart in Belgium. They will arrange transport and accommodation for the group. Well done to our U11 and U12 Camaint teams on winning their finals in Parnell Park. The new food service got off to a great start on Sunday. Unfortunately, the Dubs spoiled the day. Our thanks to all our loyal members who helped out in any way to make this new venture possible. The service continues every Sunday from 1pm. Why not join us for Sunday lunch and watch the All-Ireland Hurling Final. The winning time in the Golden Goal was 20 Minutes. The winner receives €60. Runner-up prizes of €20 go to the holders of 19 and 21 Minutes. Tickets are €2 and all proceeds are in aid of the Juvenile Games Fund. A date for your diary. The 25th Anniversary of our Minor Hurling Championship win in 1989 will be celebrated on Saturday 18th October. We hope to have a reunion of all the juvenile teams and mentors from around that period. Condolences to the Lyons and Bateman families on their recent sad loss. May they Rest In Peace.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
NO winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 5, 8 and 38. 2x €20 winners were Noel Redig and Alex both c/o Mick. Next week's Jackpot €4,800. Thanks for your continued support. Well done to the U15 girls, who won their first championship game against Clontarf. Best of luck to the U12 girls, who play their first game this coming Saturday. Hard luck to the Dublin men's senior and minor team, who were beaten in the All-Ireland semi-final. Well done to the Dublin senior ladies, who have reached the All-Ireland Final. Training continues for all teams this week. All juvenile teams training Wednesday at 6pm in the park. Men's team training in the park at 7:30pm on Tuesday. New players for all teams are always welcome to join. Anybody looking to have items included in the weekly club notes, please contact club secretary before 10am every Monday. Keep up with ongoing club events on Facebook and Twitter.
CONGRATULATIONS to Cuala's Martha Byrne and the Dublin senior ladies footballers, who defeated Galway last Saturday to secure a place in the All-Ireland Final against Armagh or Cork on September 28th. The news wasn't so good for our other inter-county stars unfortunately, with Con O'Callaghan (minors) and Mick Fitzsimons (seniors) both losing out to Donegal in Sunday's All-Ireland semi-finals. Hard luck also to Cuala's Hannah O'Dea and Billie-Kate Huggard and the Dublin U16 girls after their defeat to Cork in the All-Ireland Final on Sunday. Well done to the U15 girls, who had a good 9-8 to 7-0 win over Raheny in the opening round of the Dublin Camogie Championship. Best of luck to the 1st adult hurlers, who take on Kilmacud Crokes this Tuesday at 6.45pm in Shankill in AHL1. All support welcome. Hard luck to our 2nd hurlers, who were beaten in the semi-final of the Junior A Championship by Ballyboden last Saturday in Shankill. It was a close affair with Cuala losing out by 2-13 to 3-14. Well done to the U13 boys, who had a massive 6-13 to 3-6 win over St Sylvester's last Saturday in Division 8. Our massive €12,500 Lotto Jackpot was finally won. Huge congratulations to Harry Roberts, it couldn't have been won by a nicer person. Next week's Jackpot is €500 and tickets are available at https://www.helpourclub.ie/localhome.asp?LL_ID=460. Tickets are selling fast for the 2014 Cuala All-Ireland Lunch. This annual event, compered by The Sunday Game's Des Cahill with special guests, just gets better and better each year. If you, or your company, would like to buy a table please contact Peadar at email@example.com. Academy registration for children born in 2009 takes place on Saturday September 13th in the Cuala Hall.
SINCERE sympathy to Board PRO and former Chair, Seamus Massey, on the death of his brother Michael in Kilkenny. Hard luck to the Dublin Minor A team, which was pipped by Wexford in the Leinster Championship. The side still has a chance of advancing to the semi-finals with a game left against Kilkenny. The Minor B side exited to Carlow after a brave display. Well done to Ambrose and Barbara. Adult Championships: The We Are Dublin Senior Championships start on Tuesday 9th September. See website for fixtures. Juvenile Fixtures: Please check Dublin Camogie website for important fixture details and information - remaining league back matches and championship fixtures and times. Dublin will also host the 2015 Camogie Annual Congress at which Aileen Lawlor will hand over the Presidency to Catherine Neary. The Leinster Council has launched a new website at www.leinstercamogie.ie. The site contains all the college fixtures for 2014-15 among a range of other information items.
WELL done to Lorcán Finnegan, Conor Berigan and Luke Nugent, who togged out at the weekend for the Dublin hurlers at U14 and U16. Lorcán played on the U16 team, which won the Arrabawn Cup beating Clare, Wexford, Offaly, Waterford and Kilkenny in the final. Congrats to all the lads there. Senior hurlers will play Intermediate championship next year after losing to St Olaf's on Saturday. Junior hurlers maintained their status with a win over St Jude's on Sunday morning. Fixtures this week. Tuesday - Camogie Senior 7 top 4 play-off v St Finian's in club at 7pm. Wednesday - Ladies Junior Football Championship semi-final v St Finian's in club at 6:45pm. Thursday - Camogie Senior 4 play-off v Crumlin away at 7pm. U15 boys play Cuala in Thomastown at 6:45pm. The boys are chasing promotion to Division 1, so all support welcome here. Saturday - AFL2 V Skerries Harps in club at 6pm. Sunday - Minor Hurling Championship v Whitehall in club at 10:15am. AFL5 V Na Fianna in club at 10:15am and AFL9 V AIB in DCU (St Claire's) at 12pm. Juvenile Disco for 3rd-6th class in Hall this Friday 5th September from 7pm-9pm. €5 entry. The club will be running a Strictly Come Dancing event soon. Anyone interested in getting involved contact Clare Donohue or Natasha Ward. Live music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from the Cubes. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last Thursday. Numbers drawn were 1-6-12-24 and bonus number was 18. Next week's Jackpot is €2,200. Thanks for your continued support.
TEAM of the Week title goes to our U12 hurlers, who won the Camaint final in Parnell Park on Saturday having played two of the best games of the series and winning both by a single point. Exciting stuff. A big well done also to U14 girls, who won their Division A Championship game v Erin's Isle. On the adult front, our seniors turned in a super performance v Lucan Sarsfields on Thursday. This was a huge team effort, but Colin Devane, Gavin Kenny and Sean McCann were magnificent in defence, while up front Stephen Fallon was the star and was responsible for supplying the ball which Ciaran Brennan sent to the net to get us over the line by a point. Junior As were unlucky to go down by a single point in their championship game v Na Fianna on Saturday. Junior Ds (Manager Jerry Hearne) had a convincing win over Naomh Mearnog on Sunday morning. Well done to all the players and management teams. Results of Golf Society outing as follows: 1st Padraig Larkin, 2nd Mick O'Boyle, 3rd Syl Byrne. Visitors prize - Tom Malone. Next outing President's Day in Beech Park on Friday 19th September. Thanks to all who helped in any way to make La na gClub such a huge success on Saturday. It was wonderful to see so many faces old and new enjoying the day. A special "Thank You" to the Sun Newspaper and to Michael Duignan, Graham Geraghty and Collie Moran for their support. Club Lotto - numbers were 6, 10, 23 and 26. No Jackpot winner. Brenda Craig and Lorcan Heavey matched three numbers and will share €200. Next week's Jackpot will be €8,200.
NO winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 8-10-27-36. €20 to Ciara Kettle, Betty Fox and Tom Kennedy. Next week's Jackpot is €10,795. First team match may be changed to Wednesday evening. Update will be available on our Facebook page. Second team play St Brigid's at 10.30am in Rolestown on Sunday morning. The club wishes Tom Daly a speedy recovery from his recent operation. Best of luck to Ian and Ciara on their forthcoming wedding.
WHAT are you doing this Saturday, 6th September? We will be giving a few hours to the club for the maintenance day, why not join us. Everybody is needed, even those that are all fingers and thumbs. If you can hold a paint brush or pluck a weed we have a job for you. We will be working from 8am-4pm, if you can drop in at any stage please do so. Bring brushes, ladders, tools etc if you have some. All help is appreciated. Further info from Liam - 086-3814422 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Dublin senior & minor footballers bowed out of the All-Ireland Series to Donegal. Meanwhile, the Dublin Senior Ladies will fly the flag on the 4th week in September in Croke Park in the All-Ireland Final after a semi-final win against Galway. In Camogie, our U11s had a fantastic win in their first league match after the summer break. U8s-U15s training is back in full swing. All newcomers welcome. Ladies football training for girls born in 2005 & 2006 will resume on Tuesday 2nd @ 6.30pm in Balheary under a new management team, most of whom currently coach the camogie teams. New players welcome to attend. Our social footballers are going from strength to strength on Friday evenings. New ex-players & parents are welcome to join. Please contact Mark for further detail on 086-8431200. Well done to the Dublin girls U15 squad, who were runner-up in the All-Ireland Camogie blitz. The club were represented by Lauryn Campbell & Aoife Foley. All qualifying members can apply at the club bar for tickets to the All-Ireland Hurling & Football Final. The Irish Greyhound Derby sponsored by Boylesports.com is now at the semi-final stage. Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the Finn & Scully families. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
WE have a full timesheet for our Golf Classic next Friday. Visit www.fodh.ie to see the timesheet. The format is a 4-person scramble and the cost is €300 per team [including a meal]. There is a €10,000 prize for a hole in one at the 17th hole. We are offering 4 tickets to the hurling finals as one of the prizes for the winning team. We now look forward to the club hurling scene resuming and we have some mouth-watering games to look forward to. We always welcome new members to Friends of Dublin Hurling. To sign up visit www.fodh.ie.
WELL done to everyone who took part in the last summer camp 2 weeks ago and thanks again to all our coaches, helpers, organisers & especially Patricia Halton. Kevin's Annual Race night, aka the Donkey Derby, is on the All-Ireland weekend, Saturday night 6th September in The Palace Night Club. First race 8.30pm. Horse & Jockey costs €20. Also raffle on the night for All-Ireland Tickets. Contact JJ on 087-9528103, Jim Nolan 086-8207913 or Gerry 087-6463950. We want all adult players to buy a horse and sell a horse. Hard luck to the senior hurlers, who were narrowly beaten by Ballyboden in the senior B championship quarter-final last Saturday. Well done to the lads & management on a great effort. Minor hurlers play championship 1st round v Naomh Barrog in Dolphin Sunday at 10.15am. The weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. Last night's draw, Monday 1st September, was €1,200 and was in Peggy Kelly's, 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. Membership is now well overdue for 2014. Please contact Gerry Hall and pay subs immediately. Juvenile CCC1 fixtures all started back last Saturday after the summer break. CCC2 on this coming weekend. Juvenile mentors can also check hill16.ie & Evening Herald Tuesday for weekly fixtures or contact Vincent Hoban. The ABC hurling nursery for 4-7s is back in full swing after the summer break and is on every Saturday from 10.30am-11.30am in Dolphin Park. Everyone welcome. Contact Gerry Brennan with any queries on the ABC nursery on 086-3818788 or Marcus on 087-6620282.
COMMISERATIONS to all involved in the All-Ireland football semis, selectors included. This will clear the way for the minor club championship: The minor B set-up continues to gather momentum as captain for the day, Mattie Hogan, lead from the front in a challenge. Ladies football is alive and well with victories in the Adult Cup Division 5 with a hammering of Naomh Barrog and in the U15 Division 1 Championship scoring 4-10 against Parnell's. A narrow loss in U14 Division 1 Championship to Na Fianna was matched by a drubbing in U14 Division 5 Championship Group A at the hands of Ballyboden St Enda's. A plucky performance in the U16 Division 5 Championship Group B was registered by our Kilmacud Crokes B girls. Saturday football returns next week on 6th September in AFL1 with the visit of Ballyboden at 6pm in the push for play-off places, whilst the second senior team face a make or break home tie with Fingallians in Silverpark. Sunday - the last remaining adult football team in championship need your support in a home semi-final v Na Fianna at 10.30am in Silver Park. Senior B hurlers recorded a fine wine over Whitehall. Having played with the wind in the first half, any concerns about a slim 4 point lead were assuaged by a commanding 2nd half performance - finishing ten points to the good. The Junior Cs had the classical championship of conceding a goal in the last minute. Rueing some missed points at the end and unlucky to end their campaign in this high-scoring match with Castleknock. Final preparations are underway for the 42nd Senior Hurling All-Ireland 7s on Saturday September 6th. Come along to Glenalbyn to witness the finals of the Senior Cup, Shield and U13 11-a-side events.
AFTER a good summer break, all juvenile teams are now back training and playing matches. The Kindergarten is back every Saturday morning at 11am in the Clubhouse for all children ages 4-7 years. All juvenile teams from 8 years up are looking to recruit new players so if you know of any children who may be interested in playing please contact Simon Lambert on 087-6238188 or Robbie Lupton on 087-2337570. Congratulations to the adult camogie team, who got to the semi-final of the Summer Cup with a great chance of a place in the final. Congratulations also to the men's hurling team, who had a great 2 point win over Ballyboden to advance to the semi-final of the Hurling Championship. Support for both teams is greatly appreciated. There was no winner of the Lotto last week. The Jackpot now stands at €1,800. There are some great activities planned over the coming months to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of our Clubhouse. Our Club Day, which is a great family day filled with all sorts of fun activities, will take place on Sunday 14th September. There will be an 80s Night on Saturday 25th October and finally to close out the year we will have a special 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance in Croke Park on Saturday 15th November. We would ask all parents, players, mentors as well as present and past members to support us at these events. Finally, commiserations to the Dublin senior team on their loss to Donegal, they've shown us some fantastic football this summer and will surely come back fighting next season.
MEN'S first team are at home to O'Dwyer's in the league this Saturday. Throw-in 6pm. Support welcome. Thanks to Clann Mhuire for the friendly with our U14 boys on Saturday. U12 boys are at home this week as they resume their league campaign. The lads play St Peregrines at home at 12.15pm. Well done to our U16, U15 and U13 ladies, who all have winning starts to their respective championship campaigns this week. Hard luck to our ladies senior team, who lost their cup final to St Margaret's this week. The ladies senior team play Naomh Mearnog in the league on Wednesday evening at home. Well done to our Gaelic for Mothers & others who participated in a blitz in Kinnegad. The ladies had two teams winning 7 of 10 games. U14 ladies play St Jude's away in the championship on Saturday, throw-in 3pm. U15 ladies play Craobh Ciaran on Saturday away, throw-in 1.30pm. U16 ladies play Clontarf away in the championship on Sunday, throw-in 4.30pm.
HARD luck to Jonny Cooper, Tomás Brady, Niall McGovern and Dublin's senior footballers on last Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final loss to Donegal. Also to Dublin's minor footballers including Aaron Byrne, Jack Carey, Cathal Doran, Al Fitzgerald, Ian Jesson, Eoghan McHugh, Eoin Murchan and Glen O'Reilly on their semi-final loss. Congrats to Leah Caffrey, Lucy Collins and Dublin senior ladies footballers on their All-Ireland semi-final win over Galway on Saturday. Good wins last Tuesday night for our senior footballers in Saggart against St Mary's and on Saturday for our Inter hurlers in play-off against Faughs. Hard luck to our senior hurlers on Sunday against Ballyboden and to our juniors who drew against Thomas Davis. Congrats to Meadhbh Ni Dhalaigh through to her fourth successive Leinster Handball Final against Kilkenny next Saturday. Congrats to our U11 Camáint team on their success in Parnell Park on Saturday. Our Senior 2 Camogie team play St Jude's away at 7pm this Tuesday. Senior ladies play St Brigid's in Russell Park in league on Wednesday at 6.45pm. Saturday at 6pm, sees two fixtures in Mobhi Road: Senior footballers play St Sylvester's in league on front pitch while on back pitch in a Charity match Na Fianna play Ballymun Kickhams. Best of luck to all teams, all support welcome. Prize winners at last Thursday's Na Fianna Golf Society's Captain's Prize outing to Forrest Little were; Captain's Prize winner Ciaran Gray, Class Winners were Freddie Deignan, Eoin Campbell and Pat Mullen and the Golfer of the Year went to Tom Foran. Thanks to all who supported. Facilities Committee meeting this Thursday night in club at 9pm. Nursery returns next Saturday 6th September. Running from 9.30am-11am each Saturday, catering for boys and girls aged between 4-7. Updated list of unpaid members posted on Members' noticeboard. AGM Thursday 9th October.
THE RTE radio Programme Céilí House will be broadcast live from Naomh Barróg this Saturday, the eve of the All-Ireland Hurling Final from 9pm. All welcome. Everyone to be there and seated before 8:30pm. Places are filling up quick for Strictly Come Dancing. Get your name in as soon as possible. It will take place on Saturday the 29th of November. Let Tony (087-7729492) know if interested in competing. Mentors' meeting is back this Wednesday at 9pm. This is an important club meeting. Every team should be represented at this meeting. Live music from Smoking Mojo on Saturday the 13th. Hard luck to the Senior Hurlers, who were knocked out of the championship by Naomh Fionnbarra on Saturday. Hard luck to the U12 hurlers in the Division 1 Camaint Shield Semi-Final in Parnell Park on Saturday. The boys played very well, but were unlucky to lose to the eventual winners Faughs by a point. Great return to the U8 hurling league on Saturday with a superb display against Na Fianna. In particular, outstanding performances and great attitude came from Zak Bouanimba, Charlie O'Mahony and Ciaran Boland. U10s played Castlefinn from Donegal in Pairc Barróg on Sunday morning. Barróg won 2 and lost 1 match. Well done to Aaron O'Mahony, Conor Forbes and Josh Flood, who refereed the finals of the Camaint in Parnell Park. Well done to Laughil Blake who has progressed to the semi-final of the Irish Greyhound Derby. Laughil Blake is now strong favourite to win the competition and to win Barróg €5,000. Hard luck to Laura McGinley and the U16 ladies football team, who lost out in the All-Ireland Final to Cork. Well done to Jason Moriarty, Josh Rooney and Jason Byrne, who represented Dublin in the U15 Michael Foley Hurling tournament in Wexford.
GREAT results for our hurlers this weekend. Our senior hurlers had a very good win over Naomh Barróg in the quarter-finals of the senior "B" championship and will now face Ballyboden in the semi-finals. Our junior hurlers also had a brilliant win over O'Toole's in the semi-final of the junior "B" hurling championship and will play St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh in the final. Well done to both teams and managers concerned. Some fixtures for the coming week, intermediate footballers are at home to Na Fianna on Saturday night 6pm. Our junior footballers are away to Castleknock on Sunday morning 10. 30am. Our minor hurlers are away to Na Fianna in their opening game of the championship on Sunday morning at 10.15am. All support welcome. Come on the parish. Executive meeting on Thursday next at 8pm. Juvenile meeting on Tuesday night 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the Sheridan family on the sad passing of Christy, a beloved husband and father. Go ndéanadh Dia trócaire ar a anam dilís. Lotto numbers this week; 4-5-26. Bonus ball 6. No winner. Jackpot now stands at €6,800. Don't forget you can do the lotto on-line.
WELL done to Olivia Leonard with Dublin Ladies with their win in the All-Ireland Football Semi-Final against Galway and good luck in the final. Well done Jack Bourke & Craig Fortune, credit to yourselves, your families and your club. Hold your heads high as both have been great representatives for the club at minor inter-county level all year and unfortunate to be pipped at the post to go all the way to the All-Ireland. Hard luck to Niamh Carty, playing with the U16s in the All-Ireland Final where they lost out to Cork in Templemore. Well done to Ona Keegan, who captained Dublin U15B Camogie team to a place in the final of the All-Ireland blitz. They were unfortunately beaten in the final by Antrim in the closing minutes of the game. Well done to St Maur's Gaelic for Mothers & others on a fantastic performance at the Leinster Blitz Saturday. Great start to championship for U14 girls' football team away to Clanna Gael Fontenoy Friday evening, winning 6-12 to 1-3. The U13s got off to a great start in their camogie championship with a good win over Erin go Bragh in Clonee. Well done to all the U8 boy hurlers, who beat Lusk in all 4 games Saturday morning. Our U13 boys lost out to Clontarf away on Saturday. Well done to the U11 hurlers, winning by 5-5 to 3-2 against Crumlin away on Saturday. Tuesday 2nd September 6:30pm-8:30pm, Kevin the dental tech will be downstairs in the club, fitting gum shields. Anybody that needs one payment is required on the night. There will be Bingo next Sunday as usual and the Club Lotto will be held as usual on Sunday night as well. No lucky winner of this week's lotto of €4,250. Winning numbers 3-5-22-23.
WELL done to our U13 footballers and our U11 camogie girls, who both recorded impressive wins at the weekend. A number of our young players represented Dublin recently in the various hurling blitzes. Congratulations to Chris Farrelly U17, Mark Phelan U16 and to Dara O'Boyle and Shane Kavanagh U15. We have a number of vital fixtures this week. Among them are our senior footballers away to St Anne's on Saturday evening, while our minor hurlers commence their championship campaign away to Faughs on Sunday morning. Congratulations to Cliodhna O'Connor and Denise Masterson, who helped the Dublin ladies football team reach the All-Ireland final, where they will face Cork or Armagh on the 28th of September. Social hurling resumes on the 8th at 9pm. All are welcome. On Saturday the 13th, we are hosting an inter county camogie blitz and on Saturday the 27th we have the All Ireland ladies football 7s competition. If you are not going to the All-Ireland hurling final next Sunday, why not come along to the club and watch it on our big screens. Finger food will be available. All outstanding membership fees must be paid immediately. We extend our sympathy to the Hoban family on the death of Mick's mother Marie. May her Soul Rest in Peace.
WELL done to our senior hurlers, who defeated Erin's Isle in the championship relegation final to preserve our senior status. Our junior hurlers have qualified for the county final after beating Skerries 5-8 to 0-5 in the semi-final on Sunday morning. Well done to our minor footballers who beat St Pat's in the league semi-final 2-15 to 2-12. Hard luck to the Dublin U16 ladies and our own Clara O'Sullivan, who were beaten by Cork in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday in Templemore. Senior footballers are in league action away to Ballyboden @ 6pm on Saturday, while our junior footballers are away to Ballyboughal in the league @10.30am Sunday morning. Well done to all our members who participated in the Naomh Olaf Ice Bucket challenge and a big thank you to Dublin Fire Brigade for assisting us.
THERE was another impressive victory for our Ladies team last Wednesday, defeating Cuala 2-13 to 2-3 in the cup semi-final in appalling weather conditions. The girls are at home for a league match this Wednesday at 7pm to Scoil Uí Chonaill, so bring your cheering voice to support them. Our adult hurlers had an important win away to St Patrick's Palmerstown on Saturday. And it was well done our junior hurlers, who had a well-earned home win over a strong Peregrines side in the Championship on Sunday beating them by a single point. This puts our lads into the quarter-finals. It was another great weekend for our U12 boys that won all their Camaint group matches, beating Commercials in the semi-final before coming out on top against Cuala in the final. It was a fantastic performance by the whole panel and a very well-deserved victory. Also it was super to see all the families and friends supporting the team. Our plucky U10s played a great game on Saturday, showing what a united team they are. Congrats to Darragh on scoring his first goal for O'Toole's. Have you a child needing to expend energy? All training has resumed now, so contact the mentors and your child can play for a great club. U9s training Monday & Wednesday 6-7pm. This Saturday sees our popular Nursery for 4-7 year olds resume. Contact our GPO Vinny on 086-07090841 for details on how your little one can be a future star. O'Toole's wish to extend sympathies to the Concarr family on their recent bereavement of Ann's mother Mona Lally. This Saturday night in our lounge it's 'East Coast'. There was no winner of our live Club Lotto draw on Thursday. The numbers were 1-4-13-24. This week the Jackpot is €3,600.
COMMISERATIONS to Stephen Cluxton and the Dubs on Sunday's result. Congratulations to the Junior Ladies, who have reached Championship Semi-Final. The girls had a great game last Wednesday beating Na Gaeil Oga 6-12 to 1-1. Next game on Wednesday at home v St Patrick's Donabate at 6.45pm. Hope to see lots of supporters out. Also on Wednesday, Senior Ladies play Fingallians at 6.45pm in Lawless Park and the U15 girls play Castleknock in Division 1 Championship at 6.45pm at home. Another Championship game for U15 v Clontarf Saturday 1.30pm. Other girls' teams playing on Saturday: U13 v St Peregrine's at home at 3pm in the Cup and U11 v St Finian's in River Valley at 5pm. Good luck girls. Junior Hurlers won in championship relegation v St Brigid's in Chanel on Sunday by 1 point after extra-time, maintaining championship status for next year. In a game where the lead changed hands many times. Conor Talty's contribution of 2-2 was decisive. The winning score coming from Robert Feeney. Great win for the senior men in the league on Tuesday v St Sylvester's in Broomfield 2-5 to 0-10. Outstanding for Parnell's- Andy Mallon, Graham George in defence with fine displays upfront from Tommy McElroy and a great penalty conversion by Stephen Duffy after Conor Mortimer was brought down in the final minutes. Congrats to the lads and the management team Cormac, Darren and Paul. Next game is this Saturday v St Oliver Plunkett's at home at 6pm. The Intermediate men also have a game at 6pm on Saturday v St Finian's in Newcastle. Full Juvenile fixtures for this week available on our Facebook page. Lotto results for Monday the August 25th were 9-21-23-24 and the bonus was 6. 7 people had 3 numbers. Lotto tickets can be purchased from the bar/reception.
WE are looking forward to seeing our Ogra children on Saturday and welcoming all the newcomers. Ogra as always starts at 10am, please bring your child a little earlier if it's your first Saturday with us so we can get your little one registered. Hard luck to the Dublin senior team on their loss to Donegal at the weekend and also to Brian Howard and the Dublin minors. Well done to Siobhan Woods and Ladies Senior Football team on their win over Galway on Saturday. Our senior hurlers had a great win over Fingallians. We are looking for the 16th man on Friday night in Parnell Park v Round Towers. This is the Championship Final for our third adult team. It's not often a club gets to play on this stage and show what you have to offer in an arena steeped in history. Please start off your Friday night's entertainment with a visit to Parnell Park, throw-in is at 7pm. Our senior footballers are playing St Vincent's away on Saturday evening and are also looking for your support, throw-in is at 6pm. We are still looking for dancers for our Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser. This is a great way to get fit and have a bit of craic when helping your club out. If interested please contact Rob O'Neill on 086-2293032. Lotto still on the increase, you can play in the clubhouse, on-line or by standing order. Club notes need to be in by 8pm on Sunday night, any news or results after this deadline can be texted to 086-2909022 and will be put up promptly on Facebook and Twitter. Our Twitter feed is displayed on our website, so no excuse for not staying informed. Trad music on Wednesday nights from 9pm all welcome.
THE countdown is on to the Ranelagh Gaels Race Night in Smyth's on Thursday September 18, which is already building up to be a great night. On the field, the ladies are through to the Junior D championship semi-final thanks to their great win over Craobh Chiarain last week. We're still waiting for the date for that game. The lads aren't back in action at the moment, but training continues and challenge matches are being organised. There was no winner of the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto Draw for August, which was held in Smyth's on Thursday night. The winners of the €50 spot prizes were Gearoid O'Flynn, Conor Harnett, Shane O'Mahony and John Moran. The next draw will take place on Thursday September 26 in Humphrey's, when the Jackpot will be an impressive €1,800. You can buy your tickets in The Tap House, Smyth's, Humphrey's and Birchall's or by clicking on www.locallotto.ie. Ranelagh Gaels Academy is on summer holidays and will start up again this month - keep an eye on the club notes and website for updates. The Academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun and safe environment for children four-years-old and up. Men's training is on Monday nights (except bank holidays) at the all-weather GAA pitch across from the UCD Sports Centre at 8pm. On Thursday nights it's Bushy Park at 7.30pm. The ladies are training on Monday nights at the UCD all-weather at 7.45pm (except bank holiday) and they have a game most Wednesdays between now and the end of the summer. For details and updates on the Academy, Lotto, training, matches and everything else to do with Ranelagh Gaels, keep an eye on our brilliant website - www.ranelaghgaels.ie.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
COMMISERATIONS to Chloe Lawless, her teammates, Paul O'Hara and the management of the Dublin U16 ladies team, who lost their All-Ireland Final bid to a strong Cork side on Saturday. Well done Chloe, you had a fantastic game. Keep it going - we are all very proud of your achievements to date. Well done to Darragh Kiernan, who played with the Dublin U14 Hurling Development Squad over the weekend and despite losing to Wexford and Cork, they managed to keep Kilkenny at bay. The U12/13s travelled to Moate to take on the All-Whites in a 2-game challenge with the shield up for grabs in the Annual Towers/All-Whites Challenge game. On pitch 1, Towers went behind to 3 early goals and although they scored 3-16 the damage was done and they couldn't overturn the deficit. Adam Shields was his usual silky best at half-forward with an impressive 1-9 from play. On pitch 2, Towers ran the show from start to finish with Robbie Weldon in fine form between the sticks and a defence well-marshalled by Matthew Hennigan. However, Man of the Match was Ross Connell with 4-3 including a smashing '45' straight from the floor. Overall, Moate retained the trophy with a combined 4-point victory. As usual Moate were fantastic hosts and we were fed and watered for our return trip. Dates for your Diaries: There will be a meeting regarding our new U7 Development Squad (children born in 2007) in the Bar on Wednesday 3rd September at 8:30pm. Our Nursery will resume on Saturday 6th September from 10.45am to 12pm, catering for our 4-7 year olds. We had no winner of our Lotto Jackpot this week with numbers drawn 16-18-19-24. €50 went to B Bently, with €25 going to B Ganley and Puds. Next week's Jackpot will be €1,150.
SCOIL UI CHONAILL
THE division 4 hurling game at home v Lucan Sarsfields on Saturday was deferred due to championship. On Wednesday evening, the Ladies play O'Toole's away in the league at 6.45pm. It's a home game v St Mark's in the division 3 football game next Saturday at 6pm. Then on Sunday in Division 8 another home game this time v Portobello at 10.30am. Support very welcome for both games as we head towards the 'business end' of the season. Lots of boys and girls fixtures over the past few days and team of the week are the U15 girls, who enjoyed a very good win in their 1st game in the championship. Mid-week and weekend fixtures continue over the next few days. Your support is welcome as always for all games. The Club Nursery/Mini-Games is also back in action and new members aged 4 years and over are always welcome to drop in and enjoy the experienced coaching and enclosed facilities at 95 Clontarf Road. Lots of great reaction to our new club website - www.scoilgaa.com especially the mobile capability. Details of club activities are available on Facebook and Twitter as well as in the club news section of the website. Very disappointing for both minor and senior Dublin teams following the semi-finals on Sunday. Thanks to Matt and Susan for looking after everyone in the Clubhouse after the games. Plenty of analysis and tactical discussions. Fantastic result for the Dublin Ladies as they head to an All-Ireland Final following their victory over Galway on Saturday. We extend our condolences to the O'Doherty family on their recent bereavement.
DROCH scéal agus dea scéal ag an deireadh seachtaine. D'éirigh linn an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar Naomh Shailbhéastar ar an Satharn sa bhaile sa cheathrú-craobh den Chraobh B Shinsear ach gortaíodh Fionntán go dona sa chéad leath agus tógadh go dtí an ospididéal é. Bhíomar seacht gcúilín siar cúig nóiméad isteach sa tarna leath ach ghnóthaigh Shane cúilín gleoite ag an deireadh chun bua stairiúil a bhaint amach. Ni raibh Setanta riamh sa leath-chraobh den chomórtas seo. Beidh na mionúr ag imirt in aghaidh Naomh Bríd ar an Domhnach seo chugainn sa bhaile sa Chraobh B ag 10.15am agus tá súil againn go mbeidh slua mór ann ag tacú linn. Comhbhrón le Philly McMahon agus na Dubs tar éis droch-lá ar an Domhnach i bPáirc an Chrócaigh. Beimid ar ais an bhliain seo chugainn. Tá súil againn go dtiocfaidh biseach ar Fionntán go luath.
WELL done to Lyndsey Davey on being named player of the match in Dublin's Ladies Football win over Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. Good luck in Final on Sunday 28th September. Hard luck to the Junior Hurlers in semi-final championship defeat to Naomh Olaf. Also to Bryan Cullen, Donal McIlgorm on Dublin's Senior and Minor defeats in All-Ireland Semis and to Eve Kehoe, who lost out to Wexford with Dublin's Minor Camogie. Fixtures: Tuesday 2nd September: Senior Camogie V Lucan Sarsfields home 7pm; Wednesday 3rd September Ladies Football V St Finian's/Ballyboughal away 7pm. Saturday 6th September Senior Football V Erin's Isle away 6pm. Sunday 7th September Minor Hurling V Castleknock in Championship 10.15am home. For all other results and fixtures and updated news see website www.skerriesharps.ie. As you can see, the new clubhouse is taking shape at the end of the car park. Our donation drive is moving into full swing. By now all members should have received your donations pack, if not they are available from the clubhouse or club website skerriesharps.ie. Date for Diary: Friday 14th November - Main Clubhouse Development Fundraiser: The Kube in City North Hotel. Have you got what it takes to beat The Kube? If so contact Joanne 086-4058523. Limited places available. New Harps T-Shirts €35, now available. Orders to Catherine or Cait 087-2730434. Clubhouse open every Sunday from 2pm. All Welcome. D Kube meeting on Thursday 4th September at 9pm in clubhouse. All welcome to attend and help us organise the Event. Anyone interested in being a Contestant in D Kube can contact Fergal 086-8984657 or Joanne 086-4058523 for details. Adult Games Meeting Thursday 10pm. Juveniles resume at 9am. The club extends its sincere sympathy to John Rice and the Rice family on recent death of Pat Rice. May he Rest In Peace.
NEXT Saturday 6th September from 1pm. St Anne's GAA Club are proud to announce its inaugural "Up in Anne's" Club Day. This Family Fun Day is a great opportunity to showcase to the people of Tallaght, Firhouse, Knocklyon and surrounding areas all that St Anne's GAA Club have to offer both on and off the field. There will exhibitors stands, a family fun zone, juvenile games, food, music and loads more. This is guaranteed to be a great day out for all the family so why don't you come along and see what is "Up in Anne's". We would ask members (past and present) and friends to contact Linda Harbron, Club PRO @ 087-6124504 with any old photos, medals, jerseys, memorabilia etc that we would like to borrow & exhibit on the day. Then watch the AFL2 v Naomh Mearnog, home @ 6pm. There will be free live music to end the day in our bar. All are welcome along. Sunday 7th J9s v Beann Eadair home @ 12pm. J7s v Thomas Davis away @10.30am. Well done to the minors on their win over Na Fianna and to all juvenile teams on their win. Great start to the U14 & U15 girls' championships. The Macra is now back on after summer break, all new children welcome. Anne's Open Air Disco for age 10-14 years will take place on Friday 12th September 7pm-10pm. Tickets now on sale €10. Cash prize Bingo every Tuesday @8pm. Doors open @7.30pm. Our White Collar Boxing event takes place on October 4th. If you would like to sponsor a boxer, a fight or take out advertisement contact Ciara @087-6424065. Pitch signs are available to advertise your business, at a cost of €300. You get a pitch sign 10 foot X 2 foot in Aluminium Bond.
STARS OF ERIN
MEN'S adult team training on Wednesday at 7pm. New players welcome. Contact Paudge at 086-3092327. U9s, U8s lost their matches. Ladies team lost to Naomh Olaf in Championship. Clothes Bank in Car Park. Please support Lotto Jackpot. Not won. Numbers drawn 15-19-22. €20 winners Sean Roe, Andy O'Neill, Sailor X Liz. Next Week's Jackpot €4100. Thanks for all your support.
HURLERS are away to Civil Service in the quarter-finals of the Junior C Championship this Thursday at 7.15pm. Both football team's back in league action next Sunday with the 1st XV away to Ballymun Kickhams in AFL7 at 10.30am and the 2nd XV are away to Na Gaeil Oga in AFL10 Mid County at 12pm. Training continues for both football teams this Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm at Longmeadows. Hurlers continue training on Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Find us on Facebook and Twitter @stbrendansdub7 or check out our website www.stbrendansgaa.org.
OUR club nursery continues this Saturday from 9.30am-11am. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area and new members are especially welcome. Contact Paul on 087-9154748 or email email@example.com for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot rises to a huge €14,200. Our next draw will take place on Thursday September 4th in Russell Park. Make sure you have your tickets. Well done to our senior hurlers, who had a great league win over Crumlin, while both our Inter and Junior hurlers lost by a point. Hard luck to both teams. Well done to our 5 Brigid's players, who were on the Dublin U16 hurling team that won the National Arrabawn Title at the weekend. Well done also to Eoin Kennedy, who is through to All Ireland 60X30 Semi-Finals and to the Dublin Senior Ladies who are through to the All-Ireland Final on September 28th. Hard luck to Jack Mullins and the Dublin minors and Paddy and Philip and the Dublin seniors over the weekend. Full round of adult football fixtures this weekend. Check website for details and please support our teams. Best wishes to all our young members starting back in school this week and next week. Tune into The Throw In on 92.5 Phoenix FM for all your local GAA news. Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Finally, please continue to drop any unwanted clothes into our club clothing bin beside our all-weather pitch.
HARD luck to the Dublin minor and senior footballers. It just wasn't their day, but there is always next year. Well done to Donegal. Our adult team had no match this week. Tonight sees them play a league match v Fingallians in Lawless Park under floodlights at 8.30pm. All support welcome. Our adult team have once again secured their place in the final of the championship, which will take place on 19th or 20th of September in Parnell Park. Date and time to be confirmed. Hopefully our lads will be able to cross the line this year and take home the silverware. Once date and time are confirmed they will be posted here and on our Facebook page. Adult Training: Thursdays @7.30pm. The winning number in the Bonus Ball draw was 38 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. Lotto: Last week's Lotto numbers were Draw 1: numbers drawn - 13, 18, 19 and 24. No winners. Draw 2: numbers drawn - 3, 19, 23 and 30. No winners. There were 2 winners of €100 in each draw, this will remain the case until one of the Jackpots is won. Jackpots this week are €10,000. Envelopes are available in the Clubhouse, the Estuary Pub, the Harp Bar and the Pound Pub. You can now play Lotto on our Club App. Just text Cilles to 087-1962013. Thanks for your continued support. If anyone wishes to have anything added to the club notes, you can contact Lorraine at Secretary.firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE big news this week is the outcome from the Special General Meeting, held last Thursday night, to discuss the possibility of embarking on a development program to deliver an all-weather, floodlit pitch. The meeting approved the commencement of discussions with the board and management of Loreto School, with a view to agreeing the delivery of a new pitch facility in the grounds of the school. A working group was formed on the night, to examine what is required to achieve this significant development. Expect to hear much more on this in the coming weeks and months. There was disappointment on the pitch for the Dublin senior and minor footballers at the weekend, however there was success elsewhere for Dublin players when the Dublin U16 hurlers won the Arrabawn tournament for the first time ever. St Finian's GAA Club was represented on the county team by Conor Lennon. We send huge congratulations to Conor on this fine achievement. The Dublin senior ladies footballers enjoyed success in the semi-final of the All-Ireland Championship, beating Galway to secure a place in the All-Ireland Final, where they will face either Armagh or Cork on September 28th. Congratulations to all the girls in blue. Our own Gaelic for Mothers team took part in a blitz in Kinnegad over the weekend and, despite being without star player Anne O'Connor, great performances and lots of fun were the order of the day. We are raffling our two season tickets for the All-Ireland hurling and football finals. Make sure all your Tipperary, Kilkenny, Kerry and Donegal relatives are in the draw. Tickets are available from team mentors, committee members and through the club office: email@example.com or 01-8132656. The Club Lotto Jackpot was €7,300 and the numbers drawn were 2-6-19-20. There was no Jackpot winner.
HARD luck to the Dublin minor and senior footballers, who beaten in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals, and congratulations to the senior ladies team, who reached the All-Ireland Final. Lotto numbers drawn: 8, 16, 19 and 20. No players matched 4 and Ronan Joyce and Nicholas Cranny matched 3 and share €250. Jackpot next week is €10,300. Well done to the junior hurlers, who beat St Mark's in the Championship replay. Table quiz for the senior hurlers will take place on Thursday in the Lakeside Lounge at 9pm. Please support. The Hurling Sevens takes place this Saturday and as ever we need volunteers. Please ring Kevin on 087-7744400 if you can spare a few hours.
ALL teams are back training this week. The U12s are training in Kingswood this Wednesday from 6.45pm. The Academy are training on Saturday mornings at the GAA Pitches, Kilnamanagh from 10.30am. The U9s are down for a match this Saturday, details to follow by text. The Championship Final for the junior men's team was rescheduled to the weekend of the 19th/20th September. Notice of the time and date of the final will be announced soon and it would be great to get a huge turn-out for the match. Anyone available to come along and support the lads on their quest for a third title this year are more than welcome. Club membership renewal forms need to be returned with membership fees asap. Club Lotto results for Sunday 31st August; Numbers drawn: 1, 11 & 16. No winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to Valerie Sheils, Tommy Madden and Iggy Gannon. Next week's Lotto jackpot will be €2,000. We'd again like to say a massive "Thank You" to everyone who joined us for our Cycle Rally. For anyone who has a sponsorship card and sponsorship money, we'd be very grateful if you could return them to the club as soon as you can, thank you. Plans are already ongoing for the Cycle Rally 2015, anyone from the community interested in coming on-board to help organise it are more than welcome, just contact one of the committee members (contact details on the club website). We are still looking for anyone interested in helping out with all aspects of the club such as fundraising committee, coaching assistants etc. If this is something you or someone you know would be interested in, please contact any club committee member via the website www.stkevinskilliansgaa.ie.
WELL done to the Intermediate ladies team, who won the cup last Wednesday away to Man-O-War. The girls aren't finished yet, as they're also second place in the league with all to play for. Great win for the U14 girls' team at the weekend in the championship, as they beat Garda Westmanstown 12-8 to 2-2. Superb performances from Lauren McDonnell, Shauna Martin, Charmaine Doyle and Leona Barry. The minor lads are away to Ballyboden St Enda's in the league semi-final on Wednesday 3rd September at 6.45pm. The game takes place in Sancta Maria, best of luck lads. Inter men's are at home to Lucan this Saturday at 6pm in the league, and the juniors are at home to BOI on Sunday morning at 10.30am, also in the league. Get up to the complex to shout on both teams. Our Strictly Come Dancing takes place the Sunday of the October Bank Holiday weekend. Our dancers are currently hard at work learning all of the moves for the big night. Hard luck to Jim Gavin and his Dublin team, after exiting the championship at the semi-final stage on Sunday. They have played incredible football this year and were just caught out against a strong Donegal side on the day. No doubt the team will come back bigger and better in 2015.
HARD luck to the Intermediate hurlers, who were narrowly beaten at the weekend by St Jude's in the Championship. Two great matches by both teams. Congratulations to all the players, management and supporters on the day. They all did the club proud. Strictly Come Dancing; those who want to dance, organise, sponsor, fundraise or just support please contact Neil Ussher 086-2273123. Club Fun weekend will take place on the 20th of September. Volunteers needed, contact Robbie Glynn on 087-6696288. Clothing collection in the club on Saturday the 13th of September, anyone has old clothes, bed linen, bags, shoes, belts, towels etc they would like to bring along for re-cycling, funds raised go towards the club. Book collection; bring old books to the club for the attention of PRO Robbie Glynn. Slimming World every Tuesday in the club at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Well done to everyone who did the Ice Bucket Challenge, lots of money raised for different charities. Music in the club this Saturday the 6th of September, see notice board for details. Set dancing classes will resume in September, details will be posted. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm, come along and have some fun. Carvery every Sunday in the club, all welcome. Function rooms available on request. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. Two Jackpots not won. First draw €10,000 - 5, 10, 21 & 24. Second draw €700. 6, 12, 15 & 24. Six €50 winners are 1 Jim Minihan c/o Margaret Minihan 2 Patrick Murphy 3 Brian Farrell 4 Keith O'Reilly 5 Siobhan O'Reilly 6 Paul Burke. From this Sunday the 7th of September, for 10 weeks, we will be doing an extra draw for €1,000 each week as part of the Lotto.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
THE book on St Mary's Gaelic Football Club will be available to members and friends of the club with the launch date confirmed for Saturday November 1st. Hundreds of photographs and scores of newspaper reports from the past 'hundred years or so' help to make this book a must-read for club members, friends, relatives, residents of the general area and anyone interested in how a small GAA club can become such an integral part of the community it lives in and from. The book celebrates the story of the club from its hesitant beginnings in 1906 to the successful and vibrant organisation it is today. The numerous achievements of the club on the field and off the field are celebrated. The many contributions made by the club to the villages of Saggart, Rathcoole and Brittas over the past century are highlighted, as is the part played by individuals, families and businesses of these three villages in sustaining the club for over a century. St Mary's links with Commercials Hurling Club and St Finian's GAA Club also feature. Price: €20. Lotto numbers drawn this week 7-22-27-28. There were no winners, so next week's Jackpot will be €2,300. There were 2 Match 3 winners and each receives €150. A date for your diary is Friday 12th September, when a special mass will be held in the club to celebrate Fr John Jacob, 50 years in the priesthood. All members are invited to attend. The club extends its deepest sympathy to the McGhee family in Kilcock on the sad passing of Mary last week. Mary worked tirelessly for our juvenile section in the 80s while she lived in Rathcoole.
TWO great results on the field of play last week. First up our U14 girls had a super win over Castleknock in the Division 2 championship, winning by 4-10 to 2-06. This was followed by another great win this time by our U13 boys, who overcame Ballyboden St Enda's by 6-13 to 5-04. Well done to both teams, keep up the good work. Big thank you to our Golf Society, who donated the sum of €325 to the juvenile section of the club, which will be used to purchase hurls for our young stars. There was no winner in our Club Lotto. Numbers drawn out were 9-16-21. Next week's Jackpot will be in excess of €150. Tickets cost €2 each or 3 for €5. The full list of club fixtures is available to view on our website www.stmonicasgaa.com. Gaelic4girls continues this Saturday at 12pm in Cameron Green. Everyone in the club would like to offer the Byrne family their deepest sympathies on the recent loss of Mrs Christina Byrne (RIP). Ar dheis dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
CONGRATULATIONS to Junior A hurlers on victory over St Brigid's in semi-final of B championship on Sunday morning. Best wishes to Junior B football team and to minor hurling team in championship matches next Sunday. Club Nursery resumes on Saturday 13th September @ 9am. Contact Club Coach and Games Promotions Officer Johnny McGlynn @ 086-0276459 for full details. New players welcome to try out playing football, hurling and camogie in a fun environment. Fixtures: Saturday 6th - Senior Football v Parnell's, Chanel @ 6pm. Inter Football v St Monica's, Edenmore @ 6pm. Sunday 7th Junior Football D Championship semi-final v Ballyboden St Enda's, Pairc Ui Mhurchu @ 10.30am. Minor Hurling B Championship v Lucan Sarsfields, Martin Savage Park @ 10.15am. Saturday 13th September - Senior Hurling Championship v St Pat's (P) at St Peregrine's, Blakestown Road @ 4pm. Support for all teams appreciated. Lotto numbers for 31st August were: 5, 9, 18 and 20. No winner. No Match 3 winners: Jackpot now €3,450.
ST PATRICK'S, PALMERSTOWN
GAMES: The U14s & U13s got off to a great start in the championship. Lotto Results: 1st Draw - €10,000. Number drawn: 7-9-20-24. No Winner. 2nd Drew: € 7,600. Number drawn: 14-18-21-30. No Winner. Next draw will take place in the Palmerstown House on Sunday the 7th of September 2014 at 10am. 1st Draw: €10,000. 2nd Drew: € 7,800. News: St Pat's will hold a fundraiser Strictly on the 8th of November in Croke Park. We are still looking for a few more dancers. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org #strictlypalmerstown.
THIS week's Lotto was not won. Numbers drawn were 18, 19, 21 & 23. Next week's Jackpot is €4,800. The Inter hurlers had a fantastic win against a physical Clanna Gael side on Saturday evening and have qualified for the semi-final of the Championship. Junior hurlers lost out by a point to O'Toole's on Sunday morning to end their participation in this year's competition. Senior footballers take on St Pat's on Saturday evening at 6pm, in a must win for both teams. Junior As travel to O'Toole's on Sunday at 10.30am, followed by Junior Bs and Cs away to Sylvester's and Raheny respectively at 12pm. U16s away to Na Fianna on Saturday at 3.30pm and U15s away to Plunkett's on Sunday at 10.30am, both in the first round of their hurling championships. Senior Camogie kick their Championship campaign off on Thursday at 7pm in Hartstown against St Kevin's. Our kitchen will be serving our delicious new menu on Sunday until 6pm. Wear your county colours on Sunday and get your pint for €4. This year's club ball and players' night will be on the 22nd of November. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for further details and announcements.
BEST wishes to the junior footballers, who contest the Dublin JFC 'B' Final against Civil Service in Parnell Park on Saturday with a 4pm throw-in. We would urge as many supporters as possible to attend this game. Saturday is certainly a busy day on the adult football front with the seniors also facing Na Fianna in the AFL1 at 4pm and the inters away to St Brigid's in AFL3. Congratulations to Dublin on reaching the All-Ireland Final in the Ladies SFC and to our own Niamh McEvoy, Sinead Aherne and Nicole Owens. Commiserations to the Dublin senior and minor men on their semi-final defeats. The Malahide Lotto this week is up to €6,550 and can be played online at www.stsylvesters.ie. The St Sylvester's Golf Classic will take place in Malahide Golf Club Friday October 17th and there are a number of time slots available and also opportunities for sponsorship. This is an important fundraiser for the club and support would be greatly appreciated.
CONGRATULATIONS to Inter hurlers, who reached the semi-final of the championship with win over Castleknock and U12 hurlers, who reached the camaint finals before losing in extra-time to Craobh Chiarain. Well done to Siobhan McGrath and Olwen Carey, who reached All-Ireland final with victory over Galway. Hard luck to Jade Sweeney on U16s All-Ireland Final defeat to Cork. U13s won in cup. Best wishes to junior ladies footballers, who play Foxrock away in championship semi-final on Wednesday at 6.45pm. U15 footballers beat Naomh Mearnog. Commiserations to Chris Sallier, Cian Murphy, Eanna O'Toole and Dublin minors who lost to Donegal in All-Ireland semi-final. Senior footballers play Templeogue on Saturday at 6 in league. Cubs club for 4-6 year olds returns on Saturday at 10am. New players welcome. Mini All-Irelands will take place from September 8-12 for boys and girls football. Camogie and hurling from September 15. Club BBQ will take place on September 13 with family day on September 14. Duffy's Circus plays Thomas Davis GAA Grounds from Wednesday 3rd September-Sunday 7th September. Discounted tickets available from Terry Carthy, club manager or Mick Redmond @ 087-1984649. Condolences to McArdle family on death of Gabriel.
WELL done to Larry and his helpers for organising our largest and most successful Cul Camp to date. Great to see so many happy kids participating during the week. Training for all teams (except nursery) continues every Wednesday evening at 6pm on the GAA pitch in front of the Community Centre. €2 per player. Training or matches as per coach on Saturday morning at 10am. Nursery every Saturday at 10am on the GAA pitch. Please see our website www.tyrrelstowngaa.ie or Facebook page for more info.
COMMISERATIONS to the Dublin minor and senior footballers and their management teams after Sunday's defeats. Thanks for another great year's entertainment and we look forward to supporting you again when you return better and stronger next season. No winner of Lotto - numbers drawn 1-22-32. €25 to Francis Walsh, Ann Clarke, Joseph McGettigan and Gabby Harding. Next week's Jackpot €6,600.The club will host an Adult 7-a-side tournament at Frank Kelly Park on the 13th September. Minimum age 16. Music, BBQ and bar will be open throughout the day with a prize-giving and party in the evening. All welcome. Contact Eddie on 0876383433 or email@example.com. Juvenile football and hurling continues for boys and girls aged 7-12 with mid-week training and matches on Saturday morning and nursery training for boys and girls aged 4-7 on Saturdays at 11am. For further information call Fergal on 087-6213142. We have a particular need in 2014 for players at U12. Adult men's training continues Tuesday/Thursday at Frank Kelly Park. Contact Mark on 087-6732628 or Damian on 086-8632565. Ladies training each Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm at Frank Kelly Park. All new players welcome, contact Louise on 086-8333587. Membership now overdue, please note that this year you are able to pay online, see www.wanderersgaa.ie for details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen on 086-0489379. If you would like a match report or photos submitted to the website or press please contact Stephen on email@example.com or on 086-0489379. All items for the club notes must be submitted by 10am each Monday to firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen on 086-0489379.
THE ladies played their last home fixture of the season at home to Ballyboden St Enda's in the league last Wednesday evening, coming out winners on a 3-15 to 3-06 scoreline. Their final league fixture on September 10th is away to St Mark's. Training continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm. The Intermediates are at home to Ballyboughal on Saturday evening in league fixture throw-in at 6pm. The Juniors are away on Sunday morning to St Mary's Saggart also in league with 10:30am throw-in. The Nursery returned last weekend with a great turnout on the day. All of the juvenile teams were back in action too with the U10s playing both football and hurling against Erin Go Bragh and Kevin's HC respectively (Thursday and Saturday) and winning both fixtures. Westmanstown Gaels celebrate our tenth anniversary on Saturday 13th September from 1:30pm-9:30pm. All members past and present are very welcome. Tickets from €10 (family €20). See www.westmanstowngaels.ie for more information.
WELL done to Junior A hurlers, who won championship semi-final v Realt Dearg. Hard luck to senior hurlers who lost championship quarter-final to Kilmacud. Well done to senior footballers who won in league versus Brigid's. An Bua Nua /Academy are back training Saturday 6th September at 9.30am in Ellenfield all-weather pitch. All new children very welcome. Well done to U12s who were camaint Division 4 cup winners in Parnell Park last weekend. Log on now to the club website & get your ticket in the draw, or buy a couple of tickets in club bar on Collins Avenue. Volunteers still needed to join lotto sales team, contact Aoibheann Dunne or Ellen Drum with your name. Come down & play Bingo every Wednesday evening from 8.30pm in Club Hall. For more info on these & other club comings & goings check outwww.whitehallcolmcille.ie or Facebook or twitter @WColmcille.
MINOR hurlers play Na Fianna away Sunday 7th at 10.30am in the championship. U15 hurlers play Castleknock in the championship semi-final on Sunday 7th at 11.30am away. Junior footballers play Trinity Gaels away Sunday 7th 10.30am. Golden Goose Lotto: 15-18-20-31. No Winner. €20 to I Newman, Gus N Rachel, S Caffrey. Next week's Jackpot is €1,070.