Saturday 19 January 2019



CONGRATS to our Minor A, B & C men's football teams, who won all their Championship games this weekend. Well done to our U15A & Bs on their wins over Kilmacud and St Anne's. Ballyboden St Enda's senior hurlers will play Cuala in the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Finals. Dates and venues of the game are on www.bodengaa.ie. Well done to John Harty, who recently won the Ballyboden St Enda's Lotto. There was no winner of this week's Lotto, but congrats to Fiona Larkin from Meakclye , Annacarthy , Lorraine Naessens from Knocklyon Court , Ned Flood and Brendan Dowling from Knocklyon and Wayne Lennox from Templeogue, who all matched first three numbers. Congrats to John and Iris Kirwan from Tallaght, who won the Weekly Subscriber's Draw. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's, log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.


JUVENILE results for last Saturday; - Girls teams had a busy weekend. Congratulations to U13 girls team, who won their game v Garristown by minimal of scores in Division 4 Cup game, making it 3 out of 3 games. Hard luck to St Peter's U15 girls' team, who lost to Man-O-War in a Championship game, and also U11 girls who lost their home match to Fingal Ravens. St Peters boy's teams results: U14s got walkover from Round Towers (C) in their league game, minors lost 1st Championship game v St Finian's (S). Well done to U9 girls' team, who took part in a home blitz on Sunday morning. Congratulations to adult men's 2nd team, who won the Paddy Donnelly Cup v Wild Geese. Ladies team got a walkover from Raheny in their fixture last week- finishing off the season for them. Adult fixtures for Saturday 20th at 5.15pm - 1st team play Intermediate (B) Championship v Garda at Westmanstown, Lucan. 2nd team play away league match on Sunday 21st at 10.30am v Na Gaeil Oga at St Catherine's Park, Lucan.


THIS week's Lotto numbers were 03-05-12-18; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot €2,800. The four €30 winners are Thomas P Dowling, Jim Stapleton, John Whelan and Get Egan. 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.


OUR heroes of the week this week come from our U15 team, who went above and beyond, with what their manager described as "the gutsiest" display they ever produced. Take a large bow, you are our heroes of the week. Our U10 girls also had a great weekend, taking part in a blitz in Naomh Olaf and playing 3 great games. Best for our team were Beth Winders and Molly Scanlon. Our U11 boys also had a great day on Saturday with 2 great games away to Parnell's, with Gareth McCormack and Cian Nolan to the fore. But pride of place this week goes to our U15 team. They won their Championship game after extra-time, with magic displays from the full-back line of Eamon Hill, Sean Tuke and Cian Fagan. Special mention though for Darragh Conlon, who was powerful driving his team on to the win, with maturity beyond his years and superb skills. Next up for the lads in Naomh Mearnog at home on Sunday the 28th. Well done lads. Hard luck to our minor footballers, who were beaten on Sunday away to Ballyboden in Championship after being reduced to 14 men. Boden pulled away, despite great performances from Dean O'Brien, Carl Keeley, Aaron Elliot and Dillon Keating. Gym for the lads is Wednesday at 7pm followed by pitch at 8.15pm. Congratulations to Jim O'Reilly on winning the All-Ireland tickets at our recent golf outing draw. A huge congratulations to our very own Paddy Christie, who has now been officially ratified as Dublin minor manager for the coming season. We have no doubt that Paddy will be successful. The whole club is proud and honoured by this appointment. Very best wishes to our senior footballers, who face Fingal Ravens on Saturday at 5.30pm in Parnell Park in Championship.


THE Intermediate Football Championship Quarter-Final takes place this Saturday in Balgriffin against Sylvester's. Throw-in is at 5.15pm and loads of support is needed. Both U15 boys' footballers got their Championship campaigns off to a great start with victories on Sunday morning. The first team came from a point down with 5 minutes remaining to win by 3 points against Clontarf. The second team also won their game v Ballyboden St Enda's by 7 points. The next round of games will take place on Sunday 28th September 2014. The club would like to pass on their sincere condolences to the O'Keeffe family, on the passing of Bernard's father, Bernard Senior. It was a great day for Castleknock with 3 of our U14 camogie girls on Sunday representing Dublin in the All-Ireland Camogie Blitz in Croke Park. All 3 played some great camogie with 2 of the girls making it to the Blitz Final. Well done to Ciara, Lauren and Meadbh. Lots of camogie and football throughout the girls section this week. Special mention to our U9 and U12 girls' football teams on their excellent performances this weekend in their wins against Clontarf and Ballyboden respectively. There was more evidence of great club spirit this weekend with our bag pack in Tesco. Thanks to all for helping out but a special mention to Breda Griffin for all her work in organising this event. The Nursery is on every Saturday morning at 10am in Tír Na nÓg, with the club shop also open at the same time. Please continue to send in all tax donation and bond scheme forms for the Clubhouse Fund, as we look to push on after the awarding of the sports capital grant recently. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot, which now stands at €4,200.


OUR first team played Kevin's at Dolphin Park on Sunday morning with valuable AHL6 points at stake. We got off to a sluggish start and conceded an early goal but got into our stride and thanks to a Conor McCarthy goal we were 2 points ahead at half time, 1-7 to 1-5. There was little between the teams in the second half, where Kevin's got back on level terms but we pushed on and were 4 points ahead with 2 minutes to go. However, a late goal by Kevin's came from a defensive mix up under a high ball with sun in our eyes and a point from a free that came from the breaking ball in the ensuing puck left the sides tied at the final whistle, 1-15 to 2-12. Instead of competing for promotion we are unfortunately on the fringes of a relegation battle involving a number of clubs including our next opponents, St Jude's. The second team's encounter with Lucan was deferred due to our opponent's Championship commitments. On a different pitch, the recent annual Golf Society Captain's Day outing proved a resounding success. 35 golfers came under starter's orders on a beautiful evening at Palmerstown House, Johnstown with a few more joining us for the Captain's Dinner later that evening. Current player Paul Kelly won the overall prize including the Seamus Haugh Trophy with a score of 38 points playing off 17 finishing ahead of Peter Scully in 2nd place. Other prize winners included (Front Nine) Ger Power; (Back Nine) Pat Hanafin; (Nearest the Pin on Front Nine) Dick Curtin; (Nearest the Pin Back Nine) Jim Power and (Longest Drive) James Connors. This week the Committee will finalise the result of our recent All Ireland Score Predictions and details will be in these notes next week.


THERE was no winner of this week's Lucky Dip. Numbers drawn 20-21-24-34. Next week's Jackpot is €1,910. St Peter's minors were defeated in their first round of championship by St Finian's. We are calling on all club members to make sure that you keep Sunday 28th of September free and go to Croke Park to support Carla and Dublin Ladies in the All-Ireland Final. Tickets are €25 for adult and €5 for children. It doesn't come around too often that one of our own is playing in an All-Ireland Final. So make sure to keep the day free.


THE club is proud to have been selected by Croke Park as just one of 10 locations nationwide for a national pilot programme called 'Play to Stay'. Targeted at boys between the ages of 12-21, this pilot programme aims to explore new ways of ensuring that as many people as possible opt to 'play to stay with the GAA'. The selection of Clanns is unique in that it's the only one in Dublin and is actually the only club selected - all other centres are schools based. Starting on Friday 26th September and running for 24 weeks thereafter, the programme will be delivered at the club and at each of the other nine Super Games Centres throughout the country. Each Centre will run a one-hour session of games each Friday evening for boys between the ages of 12-16. It is intended to expand the programme for girls in due course. The programme is free and is open to all irrespective of skill level. So our club looks forward to welcoming participants from all over the city, including those who have yet to play Gaelic games and those who have but have already dropped out for whatever reason. Further information about the initiative is available at www.gaa.ie/playtostay and information about free registration to participate at Clanna Gael Fontenoy is available from orlaith.curran2@mail.dcu.ie or 087-2124370. Congratulations to one of our U13 hurlers, Karl Morgan, who was selected as one of three finalists of the GAA/GPA Hurling Freestyle competition and who got to show his skills at half-time during the All-Ireland Hurling Final. Congratulations also to Serena Hannon from the club's adult section who, for the third year running, won the Kick Fada competition at the Bray Emmets club over the weekend.


BOTH minor football teams recorded great wins in the Championship first round. A team defeated Trinity Gaels whilst B team defeated Raheny. Well done our Adult A hurlers, defeating Mark's in the Leinster Junior Championship play-off and now progress to play Trinity Gaels. Hard luck to our Adult B hurlers, losing out narrowly in the quarter-final of the Championship to Kilmacud. Our U16 footballers defeated OPER away, cementing their place in Division 1 play-offs. Commiserations to our U15 footballers, losing out in both Championship games against Castleknock and Lucan. Our U13 footballers had a great run in the prestigious Lee Strand Tournament in Tralee on Saturday, narrowly exiting in the semi-final. Many thanks to Austin Stacks GAA, who kindly hosted the boys for 2 nights. Our U12 hurlers defeated top of the table OPER in what was a terrific display. The U13s also defeated Margaret's in a top of the table clash. Our U10s had a great Saturday, defeating Crokes and Castleknock. Our U9 hurlers chiselled out a narrow win over a gallant Parnell's. In our girls section, the U15 and U13s defeated Castleknock in the league whilst our U11s defeated Fingallians and Pat's Donabate. The U10s also recorded great performances against Ballinteer and Templeogue. Special thanks to GPO Stephen Behan for organising a great coaching night in the club on Friday and many thanks to his two great guests Gerard O'Connor and Liam Moggan. Video on the website soon. Film night is this Thursday @ 7.30pm. www.clontarfgaa.com.


WELL done to the junior team in their great win against Realt Dearg. Final Score Commercials 2-17 Realt Dearg 2-8. Great weekend for Commercials juvenile teams with wins all-round. We had a great day at Rathcoole Fun Day, thanks to all who helped out. Fitness Company @ Commercials are up in running in the clubhouse. 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 8th September. Numbers were: 2-5-13-14. Six match 3 winners each receive €100. Next week's Jackpot will be €1,500. Tickets are €2 and the draw takes place every Monday evening at 11pm. Our senior hurling team lost their last round-robin game to Cuala. Good wins were recorded by our U8, 10, 11, 12 and Ladies U14 teams over the weekend. Our U9 team reached an important landmark by fielding 2 teams for the first time. Well done to all concerned. The Nursery continues every Saturday morning at 11am in the club. New members always welcome. The new food service continues every Sunday from 1pm-7pm. Why not drop down to watch the All-Ireland Football Finals and enjoy a beautiful Sunday Lunch. Executive Committee meeting on Monday at 8.30pm. The Golden Goal was 24 Minutes and the winner receives €60. Runner-up prizes of €20 go to 23 and 25 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. Please spread the word. The second Donnycarney Trad Fest will be launched in the Club Lounge on Thursday at 8.15pm with a Cheese and Wine reception followed by a talk by Dr Ruth Mc Manus on the theme "Donnycarney from Market Garden to Market Suburb" and finishes off with a recital from 2 local choirs. On Friday we have traditional music from Jac the Lads and Fado Fado. This is also a fundraiser for our adult footballers' trip to Belgium.


WELL done to the U15 girls, who have reached the championship semi-final. The Croí girls had a great win against St Finian's on Saturday afternoon. Best on the day were Nicole Fulham, Lucy Parkins, Chelsea Molloy and Dionne Kinsella. 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. No Lotto result at time of press. Numbers were 31, 31 and 42. Next week's Jackpot €5,000. Thanks for your continued support.


A big thank you to all those who volunteered on Friday and Saturday in the Ashleaf for our annual bag pack. Huge amount of credit to Brenda and her team for organising the event. Want to help Crumlin GAA out, well Tesco Express in Crumlin Village are placing 3 collection cylinders at the front of their store. These boxes are not for money, but for Tesco Community Fund tokens. Over 6 weeks of the campaign, customers will be given a Tesco Community Fund token with each transaction and will be asked to vote by placing that token into their chosen local good causes cylinder. The three organisations taking part are Crumlin GAA, the Order of Malta and 3c's Twirlers. At the end of the 5 weeks, a €500 donation will be divided in proportionate to the amount of tokens in each cylinder. The annual competition for the Larry Dowd Golf Trophy is 20th September at 10am in Mountrath. Anyone interested in playing please contact Alec on 085-1743735. Congratulations to the senior hurlers, who retained their senior hurling status with a fine performance against Ballinteer St John's on Thursday night. Also to our second camogie team, who beat St Finian's of Swords on Tuesday night. Our minors added to their Championship last week with another fine win on Friday night. Our U13 girls' football team will play the semi-final of their Championship on Saturday in Pearse Park at 3pm. Please support. Hard luck to our ladies footballers, who were beaten in the Championship Final on Friday night. Three-in-a-row was a step too far for this team but no doubt they will be back next year pushing for more honours. Club Lotto was not won. Numbers drawn were 1-4-5-13. There were 3 match 3 winners. Next week's Jackpot will be €5,350.


CONGRATULATIONS to the Cuala senior hurlers, who beat Craobh Chiarain 2-16 to 1-8 to top their group and reach the quarter-final of the Senior Hurling Championship. The boys take on Ballyboden St Enda's next with a place in the semi-final up for grabs. Good luck to the U16 hurlers, who take on Ballyboden in the A Championship next Saturday in Ballycullen at 3pm. All support welcome. Hard luck to the U15 footballers, who lost out to Kilmacud Crokes in the U15D Championship by 4-7 to 3-7. A big thank you to Rushe's SuperValu in Killiney & Dalkey for giving our U13 boys and adult camogie teams "SuperValu Kits for Clubs" Kits. Cuala 1st year social discos are back. Tickets are on sale 17th September from the Cuala clubhouse at 6pm. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €700. Our three €50 lucky dip winners were Joan Flemming, Ronan Flavin and Pip Connolly. Tickets can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. Cuala are delighted to announce that Dayo Byrne has been appointed a PAL (President's Award Leader) for the President's Gaisce Award. If your child is interested in completing a Gaisce award with Cuala, then parents should register an interest with cualacoaching@gmail.com. The '01 Girls are having a recycling fundraiser on Saturday 27th September. You can leave all your clean, unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes , bags, belts and soft toys (no duvets or pillows please) at Hyde Road between 12pm-2pm on the day. Tickets are selling fast for the 2014 Cuala All-Ireland Lunch on Friday 19th September. This annual event, compered by 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 cualalunch@gmail.com.


OUR new recruitment flyer and posters have now been printed and will be distributed soon, so be sure to keep an eye out. Our nursery for 4-7 year olds is now back. Training is in Hazelbury on Tuesdays 6pm-7pm and Saturday 11.15am-12.30pm. Thanks to Aoife, Niamh, Holly and Jessica from the girls teams for helping to coach the kids on Saturday morning. New players are always welcome. Just simply come down or contact Finbarr Barrett 086-3837411. Well done to all our underage teams at the weekend. Our U8 hurlers were in action in a blitz in St Anne's Park against hosts Raheny and Naomh Fionnbarra. Well done to our U13 footballers, who beat O'Dwyers. Hard luck to our U15 footballers, who lost to St Pat's (Palmerstown) in the Championship. They still have plenty to play for as they now enter the shield. Well done to our U13 ladies football team, who beat Scoil Ui Chonaill in the Division 4 Cup and now progress to the semi-finals. Hard luck to our U16 ladies football team, who lost to Thomas Davis in the Championship. Hard luck to our U13 camogie team, who lost to St Brigid's during the week. Well done to our U16 camogie team, who beat Ballyboden/St Enda's. Hard luck also to our adult camogie team who lost to Lucan Sarsfields. Anyone interested in playing football can call George 087-9709795. Well done to our hurlers, who beat St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh in an important league game on Sunday. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday in Hazelbury Park at 7.15pm. Anyone interested in playing hurling can contact Karl 087-2352074. There was no winner of our weekly Club Lotto. Numbers drawn were 1-5-6 and 21. Next week's Lotto Jackpot will be €3,500. The draw will be held in the Paddocks.


THE club would like to offer its deepest sympathies to the friends and extended family of Patrick Reaney, who passed away peacefully last Wednesday. Patrick (Pat), beloved husband to the late Mary, will be very sadly missed by his loving family Angela, Mick, Peter, Nora, Jude, Clare and Patrick, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended relatives and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam diliís. The senior hurling game was called off as a mark of respect. Junior hurlers had a good away win over Kilmacud on Sunday morning. 4-18 to 3-18. Cosmo proving that there's more to him than his dancing skills with a brace in the second-half. Dylan Wilkins proving that he's more than a goalkeeper with some well-taken scores. Danny Waters showing that there's life in the old dog yet. Fixtures this week: Thursday Inter Camogie Championship V St Perergine's at 7:30pm under lights at Chanel College. Saturday: Senior Footballers play Thomas Davis in Championship in club at 5:15pm. Inter Footballers play Naomh Barróg away at 3:30pm. Sunday: Senior Camogie Championship V Naomh Jude in club at 11am. Junior Camogie Championship V St Mark's away at 11am (venue tbc). Junior Footballers play St Anne's in Isles at 12pm (time tbc). Minor Hurling Championship V St Vincent's away in PNU at 10:15am. All support appreciated in all games. Juvenile karaoke quiz has been rescheduled for Sat 20th September 8:30pm. €40 per team of 4 players. The club will be holding its annual bucket collection at 6 locations around Finglas. Volunteers needed and can contact Ciaran O'Hare for further details. 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.


FOLLOWING a hard-fought battle, our senior team - inspired by a great performance by Gavin Kenny - came out on top in their Championship tie against St Brigid's. Junior As were unlucky to lose their game against Scoil Ui Chonaill on Saturday last. Junior Ds - despite scoring 3-16 - went down narrowly to Naomh Barrog on Sunday. Well done to Senior 4 camogie team, who had a very good win in the first round of the championship against Clanna Gael. Next up is St Oliver Plunkett's on Sunday 28th. Despite a great effort against a very strong Naomh Mearnog, the second adult camogie team were pipped at the post in the Summer Cup Final on Sunday. U13 camogie team were unlucky to lose in the Shield Final against Newcastle West (Limerick) in the St Jude's Sevens on Saturday. Thanks to our neighbours for putting on such a great event. Our U8, U10 & U12 camogie teams hosted a blitz on Sunday morning for Dicksboro (Kilkenny) & Blackrock (Cork). Thank you to all who contributed to making things 'Run like Clockwork'. Fixtures for the coming week: - Minors play against St Jude's on Sunday next @ 10:30 in Tymon. Golf Society next outing is on Friday 19th September in Beech Park Golf Club @ 2pm. Well done to all the boys & girls who received their Junior Cert results last week. Keep up the good work. Congratulations to Sean White Senior on his recent academic achievement. Twenty Questions in the members' bar every Wednesday night. No cover charge. All welcome. Club Lotto numbers were 7, 8, 14 and 20. No winner. One 'Match 3' winner - Gabrielle McGovern. Next week's Jackpot will be €8,400.


HARD luck to the minors, who were defeated at the weekend. First team play Championship against Ballymun on Saturday evening at 5.30pm in Parnell Park. Second team play St Vincent's on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in St Vincent's. Second team play Ballyboden on Sunday morning at 10.30am in Ballyboden. Well done to the U15s on their Championship win last week. Best of luck to St Colmcille's in their Championship Final next weekend. For any club gear queries please contact Ann Fox on 086-1771027. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 11-26-28-31. €20 to Bernie and Lenny, Carol Whyte and Caroline Delaney. Next week's Jackpot is €11,031. The club would like to thanks Fox's Furniture for their support towards the Annual Fingal Ravens golf classic.


THIS Friday, our footballers meet Na Fianna in the Intermediate Football Championship (19th September) in Parnell Park at 6.45pm. Preparation for the All-Weather Development is in full swing. To meet part of the financial shortfall, the club launch a novelty cash draw. Tickets are priced from 1 cent to €20. Supporters can try their luck and purchase a ticket from the club bar or any or the team mentors (email fingallians@gmail.com if you require any further info). Juvenile Section: Well done to the combined U8 & U9 girls' football teams, who travelled to Ballyboughal for their first autumn game. Training on Tuesday @ 6.30pm in Balheary. Our U12s had wins against St Maur's & Castleknock. The Club's Golf Society, Captain's Day is taking place this Friday (19th) in Forest Little Golf Club. The tee is booked from 2.30pm-4pm. A time sheet is available in the club bar or http://www.mygolfsociety.ie/fingallians.xhtml?page=society.details.3993. Looking for something to do over the winter? Why not brush up on your Irish? Our Irish language conversation group meets in the clubhouse every Wednesday at 9pm. A completely free service in a relaxed, pressure free environment. Call Liam (086-3814422) for further details. Fáilte roimh chách. With Sinead, Emer & Niamh on the Dublin panel, let's help make Croker blue for one last time this year. The Dublin LGFA is appealing to all clubs to show their support for the Dublin Ladies senior football team as they take on eight-times All-Ireland champions Cork in this year's All-Ireland Senior Final in Croke Park on September 28th.


CONGRATULATIONS to all those involved in the Galtymore Drive reunion in the clubhouse last Saturday. A large crowd of past and present residents got together for a night of memories, music and dancing. The 'Drive' has set the standard. The 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday 18th of October at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel. Early bird tickets are available for €35 before the 20th of September. Tickets are available from the committee. The club are holding a football road leagues blitz for boys born 2003-2007 on Wednesday 24th September. It will be on from 5pm-8pm and we are looking for members to help on the night. Please contact Anto Dunphy or Paddy Baker for more details. There will be a fundraising Cockroach Racing night in the club on Saturday 27th September. Your support for this and all activities is greatly appreciated. On Sunday 5th of October, we have a set-dancing Ceili in the club from 2.30pm. The Glenside Ceili Band will provide the music. Tickets are available from the club. There will be a Wrestling night in the club on Sunday 28th September. Details are available in the clubhouse. Anybody interested in taking up fencing as a hobby can have a go on Tuesday evenings in the club. Details are available in the club. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 13-16-21. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,100. Bingo continues every Wednesday night in the club at 8.30pm. We have Texas Hold'em in the bar on Friday nights 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.


OUR day at the races takes place on October 11 in Fairyhouse. Put your name on the lists in clubhouse or contact Jimmy Swaine, Christy Breen or Sam Caul for details. Our juvenile section is just about up and running and members with kids from 7 years upwards let the football committee know. Anyone interested in taking out advertising around our main pitch contact Anthony Archbold for details. Executive Committee meeting this Wednesday at 8pm. Football Committee meeting this Thursday at 8pm. The club offers its condolences to the families of Peter 'Diddler' Hickey, Maisie Penrose and Kevin Barnes on their recent passing. Bowls continue every Monday and Wednesday in the gym. New members always welcome. Bingo with Ivan every Wednesday at 9pm.


MINOR hurlers play 2nd round of the Championship against Castleknock, Sunday @10.30am in Somerton. All support welcome. Senior hurlers lost to Sylvester's in AHL3 last Saturday. Junior hurlers earned a hard-fought draw against Civil Service last Sunday. Well done to all involved. All fixtures & results can be seen on hill16.ie. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. Last night's draw, Monday 15th September was €1,400 in the Café Bar, 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. Membership is now well overdue for 2014. Please contact Gerry Hall and pay subs immediately. Juvenile CCC1 & 2 fixtures all started back after the summer break. CCC2 on this coming weekend. Well done to the U8s, who did very well in the Blitz last Saturday, won 3 and drew 1. Also well done to the U10s who had a big turnout and a good win against St Mark's. Juvenile mentors can also check hill16.ie & Evening Herald Tuesday for weekly fixtures or contact Vincent Hoban. The ABC hurling nursery for 4-7 year olds 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.


APOLOGIES to those who travelled to Ballyfermot for the Minor B Championship opener, it was cancelled as we were about to travel and we could not notify everyone, sorry. The Minor A team had the narrowest defeat away to St Maur's in their first championship round-robin match. Congratulations to St Ibar's Shelmaliers CC, who have been crowned SE Systems Kilmacud Crokes Camogie 7s Champions for the first time in their history. They beat Oulart-The Ballagh Gaa 5-5 to 3-8 in the final. Congratulations to the second senior hurling team, who progress to the Senior B Championship Final after beating Naomh Fionnbarra 0-17 to 0-11. Hard luck to the Junior A hurlers, who lost today's Championship Semi-final to St Jude's by one point. And the Junior F Hurling Championship? Johnny Maher, with no game because of the Minor B football walkover, delivers 9 points, including the winner, for a one-point away victory at Clontarf. We would like to congratulate clubman Daire Brennan on the launch of a new quiz book that he has put together. A great achievement, well done. In the U15D Championship, our lads had a one-goal victory, while the A team spurned a four-point lead and too many chances to narrowly lose to Ballyboden, who comfortably defeated them in the league two weeks ago. Great defence and great goalkeeping wasn't enough to deliver that elusive levelling point in the last ten minutes. In a high-scoring C Championship, the boys had 1-1 to spare away to Whitehall. FBD7s: Thanks for the great support for the launch in the club on Thursday, a great club day. The groups and teams have been announced and your help and support on the day would be greatly appreciated.


THE Executive Committee would like to say a huge thanks to all of the parents, mentors, players and children who helped make our Family Day a fantastic success. A special thanks to the group of parents who organised the whole day. Your time and effort is really appreciated. Hard luck to our men's hurling team, who lost their semi-final match to Raheny on Sunday. It was a tough match but great to see so much support on the sideline. New gear has been purchased for each juvenile team that requested it. This was bought out of the money raised by the mams who completed the Mini-Marathon earlier this year. So again, we would like to say a big thank you to them. There was no winner of the Lotto last week, so the Jackpot now stands at €2,000. Adult members are reminded to return any tickets they have for the All-Ireland Final draw.


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 7-40+. Glenside will provide the entertainment in the club on the eve of the football final. Our family fun day is on Saturday 27th, the day of the Hurling Final replay. Donations of bottles, bags, books and boots gratefully accepted. Our Family Fun Day is on Saturday 27th September. A great opportunity for you to purge the house of Books, Bags, Bottles and Boots. There will also be a jewellery stall this year. Collection bins in the club every evening. Arthur will provide the entertainment on the night following the All-Ireland Hurling replay. Congratulations to senior hurlers on securing a Championship quarter-final place. Excellent Champo wins this weekend for U15A/B, Minor A/B Footballers and Junior Hurlers. Best of Luck to senior footballers in Championship last 16 on Wednesday 7:30pm in Balgriffin. 'Cupla Focla' Club will start Monday 29th 8pm for 8 weeks. 50 new words and 20 phrases per night. We are currently seeking volunteers to assist in covering the shifts in the bar. Training will be provided. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age & fully paid up members of the club. If you are interested please call Tom on 087-2461920. Set dancing returns every Wednesday at 9pm. All welcome. The Club Shop is open on Saturday's from 12pm and Thursday evening from 7:30pm. The online version is open 24/7. Our Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on every Saturday at 1:30pm at the Clubhouse.


CONGRATULATIONS to our adult ladies team, who captured their league title on Wednesday evening with a home win over St Jude's. The ladies were unbeaten all year during the league. Well done ladies. U14 boys lost out to St Anne's in the league on Saturday. U13 ladies lost away to Plunkett's on Saturday afternoon. U15 ladies had an away win on Saturday over St Peter's. Minor ladies start their championship on Monday evening at home to St Peregrine's, throw-in 6.30pm. U12 boys are away to Naomh Barrog in the league on Saturday, throw-in 12.15pm. Adult men's first team are away on Saturday evening to St Jude's in league action. Throw-in 5.30pm.


A great display of determination from all the U11 hurlers on Saturday morning v Good Counsel. A draw was a fair result for both teams. There was some fantastic tackling by Na Dubhgall players during the game. Sean Elliott, Jack Crean & Ben Grassick stood out for Na Dubhgall on the morning. Again great stuff from all involved. Football training Thursday 5.30pm-6-30pm for all in the Coast. Saturday morning nursery for boys or girls aged between 4-8 years of age. All welcome. Contact Mark Gibney on 086-8394131 for details. Monday evening nursery 5:30pm-6:30pm for boys & girls aged 4-8 years. All welcome. Contact Sarah Fitzgerald on 087-7423555.


GOOD Championship wins at weekend for Minor A and B footballers and hard luck to Cs. Congrats to our junior hurlers on their league win against Naomh Mearnóg and hard luck to senior hurlers in Championship and to inters. Our intermediate and senior footballers take part in a unique Championship double-header in Parnell Park next Friday night, September 19th, when the inters take on Fingallians in the quarter-final of the Intermediate Championship at 6.45pm and the seniors take on Templeogue/Synge Street at 8.15pm. Big Na Fianna crowd wanted. Saturday at 3pm sees our U18A ladies in Championship away to Faughs. On Sunday at 10.30am, all three minor hurling teams are in Championship with As away to Kilmacud Crokes in Silverpark; Bs host Setanta in St Vincent's CBS and Cs play St Finian's in Swords. Also at 10.30am, both junior football teams play in league with As playing Garristown in Collinstown and Bs away to Liffey Gaels. Later at 11am, our Senior 1 Camogie team play Naomh Mearnóg in Championship in Mobhi Road and at 2.15pm in Parnell Park, our AFL10 team play Championship Final against Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh. Best of luck to all teams, all support welcome. Real All-Ireland in Mobhi Road at 1pm, Saturday 20th September. Details on website. To enter a team of 7 and for more information contact Philip at philip.obrien19@gmail.com or Maurice at maurice.grehan@gmail.com. Juvenile mentors' meeting this Wednesday in club at 8pm. Facilities committee looking for help next Saturday morning in Mobhi Road from 10am for tidy up. Congratulations to all our Junior Cert students who received their results last week. Mouthguard fitting service arranged in club this Wednesday, see club notice board. Updated list of unpaid members now posted on members' noticeboard. Club shop open Saturdays 9am-1pm. AGM Thursday 9th October.


WELL done to Laughil Blake, who won the Final of the Irish Greyhound Derby and won the club €5,000. A great night was enjoyed by all that went to Shelbourne Park. Mini-Leagues started back on Saturday. Not too late to register your child. All welcome this Saturday at 10am. Places are nearly full for Strictly Come Dancing. Get your name in as soon as possible. Let Tony (087-7729492) know if interested in competing. Mentors' meeting this Wednesday at 9pm. A special Mass to celebrate our 40 Year Anniversary will take place in the Kilbarrack-Foxfield church at 6:30pm on Saturday. Live music from a Joe Dolan Tribute Act this Saturday. Fantastic win for the U15 footballers on Sunday in the first round of the 'A' Championship against St Jude's with a scoreline of 9-13 to 0-5. They can now look forward to a home quarter-final against St Sylvester's. Brilliant performance by the U8 hurlers in a blitz v St Vincent's and Scoil Uí Chonaill in Pairc Barróg last Saturday. In attitude and outstanding performances came from Kyle Payne-Lyons, James McCabe and Michael Tierney. The U15 girls' footballers had a great win against Templeogue/Synge Street in Championship on Saturday. Well done to the U14 football team, who beat St Margaret's in the league last Saturday. Great displays from Adam Kenny, Jack Sheeran, Yyan Alaxander, Sean Cleary and Luke Cantwell. Excellent all-round team performance. Well done to the junior hurlers on a 6-16 to 3-16 win over Faughs in the league on Sunday. Naomh Barróg Golf Society next and final outing is Captain's Day, Friday September 19th to the wonderful Royal Tara Golf Club, Co Meath. Tee time is 12:30pm-1:30pm. We wish our captain Joe Barry a very enjoyable day. For those players interested a coach will leave from the clubhouse at 11am.


VERY disappointing weekend all round for the club results-wise. Our senior hurlers lost to Kilmacud Crokes in the semi-final of the Senior B Championship, while our junior hurlers lost in the final of the Junior B Championship. Our minors were also beaten in their Football Championship game. Fixtures for the coming week: Intermediate footballers play Trinity Gaels in the league in JPP on Saturday at 5pm. Our junior six footballers play Naomh Maur, also in JPP on Sunday morning at 10.30am. Our minor hurlers play Cuala in the A Championship at 10.30am in JPP. All support welcome. Executive meeting on Thursday night 8pm. Juvenile meeting on Tuesday night 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Our weekly Lotto now stands at €7,200. Numbers this week 4-22-27. Bonus 2.


WEDNESDAY 17-Friday 19: St Maur's Annual Mini-Leagues - 6 pm-7.30pm each evening for all boys and girls age 5-12. Register with Clare, returning form through school or on Saturday next 11am at club. No charge when you either return a balloon race card or buy a balloon(s) on the night. Balloon release Friday at 8 pm. Please support this event. Congratulations to Maur's camogie players Meave Bogan and Grace Leach, both on Dublin U14 camogie squad this weekend. Maur's narrowly lost out in their Adult League Hurling match Sunday morning against Skerries, 2-11 to 2-13. Maur's minor footballers had a good win against Kilmacud Crokes Sunday morning, 2-08 to 1-10. U16 ladies footballers beat Cuala Sunday evening to claim their spot in the Division 1 Championship semi-final. Our U16 footballers had a good win away against Geraldine P Moran with a score of 3-16 to 3-6. Maur's U15 footballers had a good win away against Naomh OPER, scoring 3-16 to 2-11. Great win for U13 boys' footballers Friday against Templeogue/Synge Street in football league. Some excellent performances in a great win for the team. A third victory for the U13 camogie team in their championship match in Kilmacud. It was a low-scoring, but they still got another vital win in their championship run. Great performance by our U12 girls' footballers away to Skerries Sunday morning. We proved that goals win games, winning by a score of 5-2 to 2-7. Maur's U11 hurlers played well against Erin's Isle at home on Saturday coming from 1-4 down at half-time to draw one match and lose out in the other. A hard-earned draw against Trinity Gaels Saturday for St Maur's GAA U10s girls' footballers. A great Saturday morning watching the U8s displaying their hurling skills in a blitz against Naomh Mearnog and O'Dwyers.


CONGRATULATIONS to our junior camogie girls, who won their Summer Cup with a hard-earned victory over Faughs on Sunday morning. Along with their management team of Lisa Kiernan and Tom O'Sullivan, this very young squad worked extremely hard over the last few months and richly deserve their success. Our U15 footballers got their Championship campaign off to a positive start with an impressive victory over Scoil Ui Chonaill. The minor footballers had a mighty battle with Clanna Gael, eventually winning this high quality Championship match with the help of a very late goal. We had victories also for our adult and U14 ladies football teams and our U11 camogie girls. Well done to all our teams. On Saturday, the club is hosting a Family Fun Day. All are welcome. So please come along. Well done to all who took part in the SOCKS charity cycle. It was a great success. We wish to remind all mentors that teams preparing for important competitive games will be given priority on the All-Weather pitch at the moment. We extend our sympathy the Byrne family on the death of Peter. Peter is the grandfather of U15 star Calum. May his soul Rest In Peace.


HARD luck to our junior hurlers, who were beaten by a very good Whitehall team in Parnell Park on Sunday. Our senior footballers play Clontarf on Wednesday night away in the Senior 'B' Championship. Please try and support the team, throw-in is at 7.30pm. Minor hurlers are in Championship action on Sunday morning at home to Crumlin @10.15am. Well done to our ladies footballers, who defeated Ranelagh Gaels in the Championship semi-final last week. They have now qualified for the Junior D Championship Final. This week's Jokers Wild draw is worth €1,000. The draw will take place on Sunday evening.


INTERS play St Brigid's in Bremore on Saturday 20th September @ 5.15pm. All support is greatly appreciated. Adult ladies play Crumlin at home on Sunday 21st September at 3pm and minor ladies play Ballyboden St Enda's at home on Saturday 20th September. Good luck to all. All fixtures for the coming weekend can be found at http://www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. Club fundraiser in the clubhouse on the eve of the All-Ireland Football Final. Everyone welcome for an evening of entertainment and craic. The Skills Camp continues on our main pitch in Bremore Park this Saturday morning from 11am-12.30pm and is a great for parents who wish to introduce their children to Gaelic games in a safe and fun environment. Children aged between 4-7 years only are welcome. The cost is €3 per week. We are always looking for coaches/parents to help out. Pool and cards continue in the clubhouse every Friday evening at 8.30pm. All welcome. We have a vacancy for a GAA Coach under the TÚS scheme. If you think you may qualify, please contact the club secretary - secretary.odwyers.dublin@gaa.ie. Our Club Lotto is available to play online www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was won. Numbers drawn were 10-14-22. This week's Jackpot will be €600.


WHAT a superb win for our senior hurlers in the Championship away to Na Fianna on Saturday. The lads stunned the home supporters into silence, winning by 9 points. "Get well soon" is the message for Liam Ryan, who sustained an injury during the game. It was a great comeback and a massive win for our U15 boys against Finbar's in their Championship game. The lads were 12 points behind with only 20 minutes to go. It was heart-stopping stuff as O'Toole's took control, playing as a single unit, winning by a remarkable 4 points in the end. Our amazing U12 girls played great team football as they recorded another victory over Whitehall. Our plucky junior F hurlers were hard done by to lose by a single point to a strong Wild Geese side in the Championship. The lads want to thank all their supporters and wish Wild Geese the best in the next game. O'Toole's U8s hosted and played in their first hurling blitz against Skerries & Whitehall. Over 80 kids had a super time and they were all rewarded with medals. Well done everyone. U9 football training Mondays and hurling Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm both evenings. All welcome. Don't forget our Nursery re-launch this coming Saturday at 10am with lots of games and special guests. Best wishes to our Ladies team in the Championship Final, which is due to be played tomorrow. However, the time and venue has not been confirmed at the time of submitting notes. The girls are a source of pride to the club, both on and off the pitch. The club wishes to sympathise with Christy & Teresa McCann on their recent family bereavement. There was no winner of our live Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 7-8-14-15. This week the Jackpot will be €3,800.


OUR senior hurlers unfortunately lost out to St Vincent's on Saturday in Senior A Championship. The lads had a fantastic season for their first year at the top and the club are very proud of all players and managers. U15 girls had a great win against St Brigid's in Division 1 Championship, 3-20 to 2-2. Next game for the girls is home to Castleknock this Wednesday at 7pm. Let's get out and support the girls. The U15 boys also won in Championship, beating Sylvester's 5-11 to 2-11. A big thanks to the U14s, who came out and helped record a great win. Parnell's Nursery is back in St David's Artane every Saturday from 10am-11am. Registration from 9.45am. Nursery is for children age 4 upwards and new recruits are always welcome. Looking forward to seeing you. Intermediate men play St Monica's in Edenmore this Saturday at 5.15pm in Division 4. For our senior men, it's Championship v Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday in Silver Park at 10.30am. Best of luck all. Juvenile fixtures available on Parnell's Facebook page. New Garda vetting forms are now available at reception. Please ensure all mentors and coaches have completed relevant applications. Lotto results for Monday the September 8 were 6-20-21-22 and the bonus was 17. There was no winner of this week's Lotto. 4 people had 3 numbers. Next week's Lotto is worth €3,800. Tickets can be got at the bar and reception. Homemade stonebaked pizzas arriving to Parnell's. Menu this week. Details for upcoming Fitcert Certified Instructor Courses in Parnell's available on our website and Facebook page.


OUR first-ever corporate luncheon took place on Friday last and was a resounding success. Great guests speakers, good food and it was all topped off by entertainment by Dave Young. A big thank you goes out to Ronan Farrell and his team for organising what we hope will be an annual event and to all who attended and supported the club. Our U13 Division 1 had a good win away to Good Counsel. A great game to watch, both teams gave fantastic performances. Minor D Championship, Raheny lost away to a stronger Clontarf side. Our senior hurlers played in the semi-final of the Intermediate Hurling Championship, but unfortunately it was not their day. Raheny 1-14 v 3-17 Peregrine's. Our junior C hurlers had a great game v Liffey Gaels on Sunday and are now through to the Championship Final, well done lads. Next event up is our Strictly Coming Dancing, tickets for the show will be available shortly. Promises to be a great night's entertainment, who's dancing? Wait and see. We had 94 children down to our Ogra on Saturday, thank you to all who helped out. We still need volunteers for fruit chopping and coaching (training will be given). Transition Year students are needed on Saturday morning from 9.40am. Parents, if possible, bring your children down at 9.50am to register so we can start coaching at 10am sharp. Our senior football team are playing Lucan in Championship match on September 17 at 7.30pm in Balgriffin. 16th man always welcome. September 20: AFL4 Raheny are playing away to Good Counsel at 5.30pm and nice and early on Sunday morning we have AFL7 Raheny v Stars Of Erin at 10.30am. Our senior camogie 1 are playing at 11am away to St Vincent's. Plenty to choose from, please support well.


THURSDAY night is Ranelagh Gaels' great Race Night in Smyth's - make sure to pop in and join in the fun, and maybe even win some money. On Sunday, the men's team take on St Finian's of Swords in Bushy Park knowing that a win will keep their promotion push on track. The ladies team produced another marvellous performance last Wednesday night, but came up just short in the Junior D Championship semi-final against Naomh Olaf. Their season isn't over though, with cup games and the All-Ireland Sevens tournament still to be played. The next draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto takes place on Thursday September 26 in Humphreys, when the Jackpot will be an impressive €1,800. You can buy your tickets in The Tap House, Smyth's, Humphreys and Birchalls or by clicking on www.locallotto.ie. Ranelagh Gaels Academy is up and running for another season and there'll be children's training in Herbert Park from 11.45am every Saturday morning (bar school holidays). The Academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun and safe environment for children four-years-old and up. Men's 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 7.15pm. The ladies are training on Monday nights at the UCD all-weather at 7.45pm (except bank holidays). 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.


THE Barn Dance in the Hall on Saturday 11th October is a fundraising event in aid of the Molly McNally Miracle Trust. Stage 2 will provide the music on the night. For further details and tickets call Natasha on 087-7525850. There was no winner of our Lotto Jackpot this week, with numbers drawn 17, 19, 23 & 25. €50 went to Wilbur with €25 going to M Farrell and C Whelan. Next week's Jackpot will be €1,450. Match Results: The U13s travelled to Naomh Olaf on Saturday with Olaf 1 point ahead at the top of the league table. Towers started slowly, and went 8 points down after 15 minutes. We composed ourselves and with 2 late goals the sides went in level at the break. The second half was a fantastic turnaround and with seconds left Towers struck the net to secure a 5-point victory. The U13 girls had a great win over Skerries Harps at home on Saturday, with a great team effort by all. Players of the Match were Sonia Boylan and Eimear Hanlon. Towers U16 girls edged out Clontarf in a pulsating championship match in Lusk on Sunday. Towers started strongly and got some nice early scores against a crisp breeze, but let Clontarf back into the game with some lapses in concentration. It took an excellent goal from Georgia Shanley to grasp the game back for Towers, which was quickly followed by an opportunistic goal from Lauren O'Brien to give Towers a flattering lead of two points at half-time. It took some staunch defending by Ciara Curran, Alannah Harford and Davina Neary to stem the Clontarf onslaught, with Jessie Grimes and Aideen Rafferty hitting them on the breaks to secure a hard-fought victory. Disappointment for our minors also, with a loss to Thomas Ashe.


A great win in the AHL4 league on Saturday evening as we move towards the 'business end' of the season and keeping the team in the hunt for a promotion play-off place. The AFL3 game scheduled for next Saturday has been deferred due to championship, while the AFL8 game goes ahead on Sunday morning with an away trip to play Wild Geese. The 2nd round of the Minor Hurling Championship is also scheduled for Sunday, this time with an away trip to Rush and throw-in is at 10.30am. Ladies Championship games continue this week with both midweek and weekend fixtures. Your support is welcome as always for all games. The U8s enjoyed their hurling blitz on Saturday morning - thanks to Naomh Barrog for hosting the event. The Club Nursery/Mini-Games continue every Saturday at 10am 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. The Clubhouse is open every Thursday evening, with members and friends welcome to drop in and enjoy the facilities. The draw for the allocated tickets for next Sunday's All-Ireland Football Final will take place on Thursday evening at 10pm in the Clubhouse. All paid up adult members in attendance are eligible to take part.


DEIREADH seachtaine den scoth a bhí againn. Ar an Domhnach d'éirigh leis na Sinsear an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar Bhaile Buadáin/Naomh Éanna sa leath-chraobh den Craodbh B i bPáirc Uí Thuathail. Mar sin beimid ag imirt sa Chraobh A an bhliain seo chugainn den chéad uair riamh. Cinnte, lá speisialta in stair Chumann Báire Setanta. Comhghairdeas le Colm, Seán agus Eoghan atá tar éis an-obair a dhéanamh leis an bhfoireann seo. Comhghairdeas freisin leis na Mionúr a bhí ag imirt, Lee, Seán, Luke, Brian agus Cian. D'éirigh le Luke deich gcuilín a fháil. Maith sibh. Beidh an cluiche cheannais ar siúl in aghaidh Na Crócaigh i bPáirc Parnell ar an 28ú lá. Tá súil againn go mbeidh slua mór ag tacú linn arís ar an lá. Cúpla uair a chloig i ndiadh an toradh iontach sin bhíomar ar ais i mBaile Munna chun na Sóisir a fheiceáil ag imirt in aghaidh Baile Buadáin sa cheathrú-craobh E. Bhí bua maith againn arís le cúig chúilín agus an-chluiche ag Colm agus ag Brian. Beidh na Mionúr ag imirt sa Chraobh ar an Domhnach seo chugainn in aghaidh Na Fianna ag 10.30am. Bígí ann.


THE Juvenile Academy is back in action every Saturday morning at the new time of 10am-11am in Shanganagh Castle. The Academy caters for children from 4-8 years old at only €2 per session, covering Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. All equipment is supplied. New members are always welcome. The U7s have hurling and football matches against Geraldine Morans in Shankill on Saturday at 10am. Our boys and the girls U11 year's football teams are also back in training on Saturday mornings at 10am and on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the same venue. If your child is ages 8-11 years old (born 2003-2006) and interested in playing for either team, then contact us now. No experience necessary, just having fun with friends. Our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill was not won. The jackpot is now €850. Many thanks for all your support. Training for our adult football team is been moved to Shanganagh Cliffs each Wednesday at 6.45pm. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member or just turn up on the night. Club contact: secretary.shankill.dublin@gaa.ie or Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.


GOOD wins this weekend for the minor footballers over Fingallians in the championship, also U15 footballers had a win in their Championship, while the Blue Bar sponsored junior hurlers defeated St Maur's in the league. Fixtures: Saturday 20th September - Senior Football Championship V St Brigid's in Chanel (Parnell's) 5.30pm. Sunday 21st September - Minor Hurling Championship V Lucan in 12th Lock 10.30am; Junior Football AFL6 V St Brigid's 10.30am. All support welcome for above matches. For all other results and fixtures and updated news see website www.skerriesharps.ie. The new Clubhouse is taking shape at the end of the car park. 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. Only 4 places available. See our "The Kube" Facebook page. Tickets on sale shortly. Academy now back up and running every Saturday 10am-11.30am. Club Shop, open from 11am Saturdays, now situated in the Medical Room. Gift Cards now available. A great birthday gift. New Harps T-Shirts €35. Now Available. Orders to Catherine or Cait 087-2730434. D Kube meeting on Thursday 18th 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 at 9am. Whist resumes on Tuesday 16th September 8.30pm. New Members Welcome. Harps Golf Society Captain's (Paul Murray's) Prize in Skerries GC on Friday 19th September. Timesheet now available 10am-12pm. Contact Paul 085-1740474.


EVERYONE at St Anne's GAA Club would like to send our deepest condolences to Niall & The Callery Family on the sad passing of their wife & mother, Sheila. A long-time friend & member of St Anne's GAA club. May she RIP. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. As a mark of respect, Bingo tonight is cancelled. The Senior Championship of St Anne's AFL2 v St Oliver Plunkett's next Saturday 20th September @ 4pm in Parnell Park. Best of luck to the team & management. All support welcome. Our White Collar Boxing event takes place on October 4th. Tickets are nearly sold out, contact a committee member or a boxer to buy one. The weigh in & pairings will be revealed next Friday 18th September, with music by Level Heads. It's a night not to be missed. Thanks to all that helped out with the Open Air Disco last Friday. Well done to all teams on their win this week. The Macra is now back on after summer break. All new children welcome. Saturday nights free live music is by Ian Byrne. To book our new-look function room for parties; prices are from Free to DJ and food packages. A lot of dates already gone for 2015. Contact Cleo @ 086-2650419 to book your date. Contact Club PRO Linda @087-6124504 or pro.stannes.dublin@gaa.ie. For more details on any of the above or for information & updates on club activities visit our website www.stannesgaa.com or our Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter @STANNESGAA for constant updates.


CONGRATULATIONS to the hurlers following their semi-final victory over Castleknock in the Junior C Championship. A great achievement by all. Football 1st XV back in league Action on Sunday with a Round 15 AFL7 home tie to Thomas Davis at 10.30am. 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.


HUGE congratulations to our own Eoin Kennedy, who claimed his 9th All-Ireland Handball Singles title after beating defending champion Robbie McCarthy in a 2-and-a-half hour marathon battle. Full report on club website. 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 info@stbrigidsgaa.com for more info. The club Lotto Jackpot rises to a huge €14,600. Our next draw will take place on Thursday, September 18th in Russell Park. Make sure you have your tickets. Well done to our Minor A, U15 and U13A footballers, who claimed fine wins over the weekend. Hard luck to our senior and inter hurlers, who lost out in Championship and league action. Full round of Adult Football fixtures this weekend, with our seniors and inters both in Championship action on Saturday afternoon from 4pm in Chanel. Check website for details and please support our teams. Tune into The Throw In on 92.5 Phoenix FM for all your local GAA news. Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Please continue to drop any unwanted clothes into our club clothing bin beside our All-Weather pitch. Spleodar Irish club continues in the club hall every Thursday from 7pm-9pm. All teenagers between 12-18 welcome to practice their native language. Sports Yoga returns to Russell Park on September 22nd for 6 weeks. Contact Anne Maire for more info on 086-3793991. Congrats to our own Yacine Ghanem from U14 football team, who won the Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland Shotakan Karate Championship at the weekend.


BEST of luck to our adult team, who have made it to the Championship Final again this year. This match will be played in O'Toole Park on Saturday next 20th of September, throw-in 4pm. Hope to see as many supporters there as last year. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for travel updates. Music afterwards in the clubhouse with DJ Dale. COTC. Adult Training: Tuesdays and Thursdays @7.30pm. The winning number in the Bonus Ball draw was 31 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. Lotto: Last week's Lotto numbers were Draw 1: numbers drawn - 4, 9, 18 & 19. No winners. Draw 2: numbers drawn - 2, 15, 25 & 27. 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.stcolmcilles.dublin@gaa.ie or alternatively leave a message on our Facebook page: Colmcilles Gaa Club.


THE St Finian's GAA Mini-Leagues commence on Monday 15th of September with hurling/camogie matches taking place each evening this week from 6pm. The leagues are open to boys and girls aged 6-12 years. Entry for next week's football leagues can be registered in the Clubhouse next Saturday (20th of September) at a cost of €5 per child. Our minor footballers had their first championship game this weekend and registered an eight point win over St Peter's in The Naul. The raffle for 2 All-Ireland Football Final tickets takes place on September 17, with tickets being available from team mentors, committee members and online through our homepage www.stfinians.com. Entry into the raffle will also include a ticket in the raffle for two seats at the All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay. The Lotto Jackpot was €7,500 this week and the numbers drawn were 4-7-18-22. There was no Jackpot winner. The winners of the €50 lucky dip prizes were Eamonn Murphy and Louise Mateer. Next week's Jackpot will be €7,600.

ST JOSEPH'S/O'Connell Boys

ADULT hurlers lost to Ballinteer in their Championship quarter-final. Good luck to Ballinteer for the remainder. Thank you to Supervalu, Talbot Street for their sponsorship of our juveniles. Lotto result for September 8: 1, 8 & 9; winner - Tony Mulroe (Auld Triangle) - €1,800. Congrats to Eddie Tuite and Damien Duffy on their recent family additions, a daughter in each case.


THE senior footballers take on Whitehall Colmcille this Wednesday in the last 16 of the Senior Championship in Parnell Park with a 6.45 throw-in. The lads will be looking to progress to the next round and all your support is appreciated. A great weekend for the club, with the minor camogie girls winning their final league game to clinch the league title. They beat Whitehall Colmcille by an astonishing 21 points, well done to all the girls and their mentors. There was also a win for the minor footballers, who beat St Mark's in the Championship in Tymon Park on Sunday - the lads worked well and eventually ran out 16 points winners. The junior A hurlers beat Kilmacud Crokes by the slenderest of margins in the Championship semi-final to set up a mouth-watering clash with Ballyboden St Enda's. Well done to all the panel and mentors on a magnificent entreating victory. The draw for the quarter-final of the Senior Hurling Championship was made and saw St Jude's drawn against our closest neighbours Faughs in another clash to look forward to. Date and time tbc. It's Football Sevens time this Saturday in St Jude's. This year's event promises to be bigger and better than before and we look forward to seeing you all up in the club for the annual feast of football. Live music in the Bar from 4pm till late and loads of action on the pitch from 10.30am. As ever, we are looking for volunteers to help with the smooth running of the day and if you are in a position to give a few hours then give Kevin a ring on 087-7744400. Lotto numbers drawn were 2-4-27-28. No player matched 4 and Padraig Monaghan matched 3 and wins €250 next week's Jackpot of €10,300.


ALL teams are training this week. The U12s are training in Kingswood this Wednesday from 6.45pm. The Academy are training on Saturday morning at the GAA Pitches, Kilnamanagh from 10.30am. The U9s are scheduled for a match this week, details will sent out by text as soon as they are available. The Championship Final for the junior men's team was rescheduled to this Saturday 20th September at 4pm in O'Toole Park. It would be great to get a huge turn-out for the match as the lads look to finish off the season on a high after topping the league and winning the Duffy Cup already this year. Anyone available to come along and support the lads on their quest for a third title this year are more than welcome. As it's a County Final, there will be a cover charge at the gate. Club membership renewal forms need to be returned with membership fees asap. Club Lotto results for Sunday 14th August - Numbers drawn: 6-19-27. No winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to Anita+Louise, Liam O'Reilly and T Walsh. Next week's Lotto Jackpot will be €2,100. For anyone who has a sponsorship card and sponsorship money from the Cycle Rally, 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 committee member via www.stkevinskilliansgaa.ie.


OUR condolences to the Monks family, after the recent passing of Billy. Billy was a fantastic footballer in his day and selector, and was a true gentleman. May he RIP. Our condolences also to Cain Nugent and family after the recent tragic passing of Ann. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Also thoughts & prayers to the Mullallys after the recent passing of Mary. Ar dheis go raibh a hanam. We would like to congratulate all of our players, boys & girls, who received their Junior Cert results last Wednesday. Our inter footballers are away to Lucan Sarsfields this Saturday at 5.15pm in the 'B' championship, all support welcome. The junior footballers are away to Lucan Sarsfields also, this is a league game and takes place on Sunday morning. We would like to congratulate our intermediate ladies footballer Muireann Ní Scanaill, who is on the Dublin senior ladies panel for the All-Ireland Final v Cork. This match takes place in Croke Park on Sunday 28th September at 4pm. All support from the club is most welcome. Alas, like a bad bus service, none for a long time then 2 at once. Our Club Lotto was won on Sunday evening by both Simon Rutledge and Jackie Martin. They share the €10,000 Jackpot. Well done guys. Next week's Jackpot is €3,000. The U16 girls had a great win in the Championship on Sunday against Na Fianna 5-5 to 1-4, with goal machine Kirsten Doyle bagging 3 goals. Well done girls. The minor Thomas Ashe lads had a good win in the Championship on Sunday morning away to Round Towers Lusk. There was 4 points in it in the end.


CONGRATULATIONS to the Senior Camogie team, who had a great win in the Championship during the week. Well done to all the teams and mentors at the weekend. Club Bar opens at 12.30pm every Saturday and Sunday morning. 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 this weekend. Volunteers needed, contact Robbie Glynn on 087-6696288. Children's Disco this Friday from 7pm-9pm €5 entry. 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. Music in the club this Saturday the 20th of September "Look Sharp". 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. 4, 13, 18 & 19. Second draw €900. 1, 13, 26 & 28. Six €50 winners are 1 Daniel Dunne 2 Anne O'Reilly 3 Brenda Mayo 4 Conor Casey 5 Triona Doyle c/o John Carroll 6 Sean Mahaney c/o Hammo. Second of the €1,000 draws won by Suzanne Conlon. Eight more weeks left for €1,000 draw as part of the Lotto.


CONGRATS to our minor team and management on their great Championship win on Sunday v Parnell's. This was a great team performance. Commiserations to our U15 team, who lost out to Skerries in their Championship game. Lotto Numbers drawn this week 3-12-16-26. There were no winners, so next week's Jackpot will be €2,500. There was 1 Match 3 winner. Congrats to Martin Brady. Our thanks to all who attended our special mass on Friday last to celebrate and acknowledge Fr John Jacob, 50 years in the priesthood. A special thanks to the ladies for providing the catering, to Stephanie for her help with the mass, to Catherine and Nicola for the music and to our own PP Fr Enda. It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Liam McCormack Senior on Saturday last. Liam was a great supporter of our club and attended many matches his sons were involved in. We extend our deepest sympathies to all the family. 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. Price: €20.


CONGRATULATIONS to our girls' U14 team, who bounced back in their Championship campaign with a 6-11 to 2-03 win over a fine Clanna Gael Fontenoy team last Friday night. The girls play Ballinteer St John's this coming Sunday in their final group game. Another spirited performance on Saturday from our boys' U13 team, who were very unlucky to lose out to Fingallians. The final score at the end of this keenly-fought game was St Monica's 3-9 Fingallians 2-15. There was no winner in our weekly Club Lotto. Numbers drawn out were 6-7-20. This Thursday week's Jackpot will be in excess of €350. Tickets cost €2 or 3 for €5. Congratulations and well done to all our young members who received excellent Junior Cert results last Wednesday. Juvenile boys training continues Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm-7pm on the back pitch, while G4G takes place every Saturday from 12pm on Cameron Green. For all the latest news, information, fixtures and results from St Monica's log onto our website www.stmonicasgaa.com.


CONGRATULATIONS to junior hurling team on victory over Naomh Fionnbarra in B Championship Final on Sunday. Commiserations to senior team on defeat by St Pat's. Best wishes to junior football team in D Championship Final v Na Fianna at Parnell Park this coming Saturday @ 2.15pm. Best wishes also to senior football team in next round of Championship v St Anne's on Saturday at Parnell Park. Throw-in at @ 4pm and a big turnout from the club to support both teams would be appreciated. Club Nursery on Saturdays from 9am for boys and from 11am for girls. Contact Johnny Mc Glynn @ 086-0276459 for details. New players welcome to try out playing Football, Hurling and Camogie in a fun environment. Fixtures: Saturday 20th Junior D Football Championship Final v Na Fianna, Parnell Park @ 2.15pm. Senior Football Championship v St Anne's, Parnell Park @ 4pm. Sunday 21st junior football v Bank of Ireland, Ringsend @ 10.30am. Minor Hurling Championship v Castleknock, Somerton Park @ 10.30am. Support for all teams appreciated. Lotto numbers for 14th September were: 1-6-26-28. No winner. Match 3 winner: Darren Byrne. Jackpot now €3,750.


BUSY week on the pitches this weekend with work on the erection of goal posts and ball stops on Pitch 3. Many thanks to everyone who came out to help the club; it's hugely appreciated. Our Academy for children aged 4-7 returned to Ballymastone on Saturday at 10.30am. Welcome back to all our existing players and a warm welcome to our newbies. Particular welcome to the 14 parents who have come on board to help with coaching and logistics. Our U14 boys had an important game against St Finian's. They and their supporters hit the road well-prepared and came away winners 6-25 to 1-7. Well done to Peter, Rogey, Dave and the lads on a superb performance. Earlier in the week, our U13 Boys showed the way with a fantastic win 4-14 to 2-5 against Cuala, the league leaders. Congrats Eamonn, Ken, Geoff and the lads - keep up the hard work. Well done too to our U14 girls, who beat Kilmacud Crokes on Friday night. Our U10 boys travelled to Fingal Ravens, coming home happy with 3 wins from 3. Our hurlers were unlucky on Sunday to lose by one point in their Championship Quarter-Finals. Our U13 girls were beaten by a strong Naomh Mearnog side, but are improving game-on-game, so no complaint from their mentors. Friday's Lotto Jackpot wasn't won this week and is now €6,900. Numbers drawn were 16, 20, 31 and 32. The five €20 winners were Harmony, Halpin, Vera Kennedy, Theresa Murphy, Maura Maloney and Michael Garvey.


JUNIOR hurlers complete a great week on the field with an easy win in Glenaulin. Well done to all our players. Well done to our U15s, great championship debut. Pat's 2-11 Erin go Bragh 3-7. Senior camogie beat the Peregrine's girls in Championship on Thursday. U14 football had a good second half turn-around from 5 points down to beat Mearnóg by 5. U13s beat Crumlin in a hard-fought game. U16s had a tough fixture against Good Counsel and ran out the winners. Senior hurlers have just beaten Plunkett's by 3 points in Blakestown. A good week on the field. Lotto: 1st Draw - €10,000. Numbers Drawn: 7-11-19-26. One Winner. 2nd Draw: €8,000. Numbers Drawn: 8-11-16-18. No winner. Next draw will take place on Sunday the 21st of August in the Palmerstown House at 10pm.

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