BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATULATIONS to our U15 hurlers, who overcame Lucan in their League Final. This win continues their winning streak as they have now completed the double - Championship and League winner. Congrats to all involved. Congratulations to Ballyboden St Enda's minor A football team who overcame Castleknock, which advances them to the Championship semi-final. Our minor B footballers and our senior hurlers Division 4 all won their matches. Well done to all involved. A big thank you to everyone who organised the 2014 Gala Dinner at the Red Cow at the weekend. Great night had by all. It's that time of the year again when each section AGM are scheduled. Please log onto www.bodengaa.ie for more information and dates of AGM. There was no winner of this week's Lotto. Fr Jimmy Murphy from Carmelite Community was the weekly winner. For any information on Ballyboden St Enda's please log onto www.bodengaa.ie.
THE Nursery is on in the Leisure Centre on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm. All children aged 5-8 years are welcome. U8/9s have training in the Leisure Centre on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. This week's Jackpot was €3,800. Check facebook.com/ballyfermotdls for this week's Lotto results. Tickets are €2 each and are available from club members or in Chasers itself. Please help support the club by getting your Lotto ticket. Anyone interested in participating in our Strictly Dancing can contact Emma 083-4271220 or Sandra 089-4284 243 for more information. 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.
HARD luck to our U14s, who were beaten in the Cup Final on Saturday and to our minor footballers, who bowed out of Championship over the weekend too. Our U16s live to fight another day as they drew after extra-time with Syls in the League Final. Keep an eye out for the fixture please. Our Club Mass for deceased members is on this Saturday at 5.30pm in the clubhouse and all are welcome. This follows the final of the John Roche Tournament at 2.30pm in Pairc Ciceam. Saturday also sees the final nursery of 2014, and there will be a festive scene set. Also, the Club Calendar for 2014 will be on sale there and is also available from all team mentors. But sadly, all the above news fades into insignificance with the tragic news we received last Saturday evening of the sudden passing of Declan Conlon. Declan was a fervent supporter of the club at all levels, a friend to all, and in fact had just returned home from supporting the U16 team in the League Final. We are all shocked and deeply saddened by this profound tragedy and the Executive Committee would like to offer our sympathies, on behalf of all our members and friends, to Adrienne, Darragh and Gavin at this tremendously difficult time. Ar Dheis De go raibh a hAnaim. We will publish details of the arrangements as they become known.
DEEPEST condolences to the family of former chairperson Peadar MacCanna, who passed away last week. As well as a community leader, Peadar has been a central figure at the club for more than a decade and will be hugely missed. A former chairman of the GAA All-Stars selection committee, only 2 weeks ago Peadar was inducted into the Friends of Dublin Hurling Hall Of Fame. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dílis. The Lotto numbers were 1-15-20-27. There was no winner and the Jackpot is now €5,650. The Christmas Dinner is on December 6th at Howth Yacht Club. Club Awards take place on the morning of December 6th and Santa visits on December 13th.
IT was yet another historic weekend for the club, with the adult hurlers gaining promotion to Division 2, and senior status for the very first time, after a really tough win against local rivals St Peregrine's. Well done also to our minor B footballers, who won their Championship quarter-final against Crumlin, also on Sunday morning. Loads of support is needed this Wednesday in the 12th Lock when our first team footballers take on Lucan Sarsfields in the Division 2 promotion semi-final. Throw-in at 7.45pm. GMT have moved for the winter months, now meeting every Tuesday and Thursday in the Carpenter Car Park at 6:30pm. All new members of any level are welcome as always. The Nursery is on every Saturday morning at 10am in Somerton, with the Club Shop also open at the same time. All new families and players are welcome. National Club Draw tickets and 2015 club calendars are now on sale in the shop. Tickets for The Cube Fundraiser on 5th December in Westmanstown are now on sale. See the website for full details. Hard luck to the U13 boys, who lost their Division 2 Football Play-off Final against Clontarf after extra-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 €6,200.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
CONGRATULATIONS to Clanns players David Lyons, Ricky Joyce and Joe Hennessy, who have all been nominated for the Grassroots GAA, Irish Sun Club Awards in football and to Niall O'Regan who has been nominated in hurling. The winners will be announced at an Awards Night on the 6th of December. Congratulations also to our young hurlers, Seamus Mc Cann and Colm Kirby O'Briain, who recently represented South Dublin against Cork at U13 level in a game which finished 4-13 apiece. Off the field of play, Conor Dodd proudly flew the flag for the club in receiving an Irish Water Safety award for using the club defibrillator to save the life of a jogger in Sean Moore Park earlier in the year. So far, 40 different boys between the ages of 12-16 years have engaged in the Play to Stay programme and participated in a games experience at the Super Games Centre in the club. Anyone who wants is still welcome to come and play. It's still not too late for boys to participate in the programme, which consists of one hour of Gaelic Football games every Friday evening from 6.30pm - for all playing levels, club and non-club members alike. Activity usually starts with a fun game to get warmed up followed by three 15-minute games. At the end of the programme, regular participants will be taken to Croke Park to enjoy playing games against other Super Games Centres from around Ireland. Finally, it's most certainly a case of hard luck for our U21 footballers, who hosted Round Towers of Clondalkin in the Championship at the weekend. While everyone, including the Round Towers contingent, believed Clanns were victorious by two points at the final whistle, the referee insisted it was a draw and played extra-time, which the visitors eventually won.
TOTW goes to our adult hurlers, gaining promotion to Division 4 after a tensely-fought battle with Kilmacud on P35 last Sunday. Joint managers of the month is our very own Troika, comprising of Mick Keane, John Troy and Chico Teeling. Special thanks to Chico, who steps down after years of loyal service. MOTM is awarded to Stokesy, following a powerful display in midfield. Huge congrats also to our U13 squad, who followed up their winning of Division 2 in hurling by completing the double. They defeated Castleknock in the Division 2 Football Final after extra-time. There were great performances on the day from Cian Mulligan, Barry Mangan and goalie Kevin Bohan. We look forward to further success from this group of players in the coming years. The club is holding our Adult Players Award night this coming Saturday night. We invite all our player and their partners to come down to celebrate our great successes in 2014. The Club AGM takes place on Friday December the 5th at 8pm. We would ask and encourage as many of our full members to attend this important meeting. Juvenile subs are now way overdue and must be paid immediately. Forms can be downloaded on our website. There was no winner of our Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 5-20-22-30. The weekly consolation prize winners were Jonathan Stafford and Frank Heanue. Next week's jackpot is €6,100. Play the Lotto on www.clontarfgaa.com.
WELL done to our hurlers, who have been nominated for the Grassroots Club Player of the Year Awards. Gavin Dillion and Richard Scott in defence and Leonard Crookes in midfield. Best of luck lads. Awards Ceremony in Coppers on the 6th December. Juvenile AGM, Tuesday 2nd December @ 8pm. Academy every Tuesday at 5pm. Minor girls and U14/16 lads training continues this week with Simon. Anyone wishing to order gear for Christmas please order this week through Siobhan on 086-3898844 or Fiona 087-2346639. Check out the Fitness Company @ Commercials. Great rates for Commercials players, mentors and parents. 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 for all information. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CommercialsHur1 or our Facebook page: Commercials Hurling Cumann iomanaiochta.
NO winner of Lotto Jackpot of €6,000 for Monday 17th November. Numbers were: 4-17-18-21. Seven match 3 winners each receive €86. Next Jackpot will be €6,500. Tickets are €2 each and the draw takes place every Monday in the Club Lounge at 11pm. Please support. Our Annual 500 Christmas Draw tickets are now on sale. Tickets are €20, which enters you for 4 weekly draws. The first draw is on Friday at 10.30pm in the Club Lounge and the final draw is on Friday 19th December. Top prize is €2,000. Tickets available from Francis Byrne, Teresa Keeley, Mary Derwin or Ger Doyle. Please support this very important fundraising venture. Quiet weekend on the games front due to weather. Our adult football team play in the semi-final of the league on Sunday at 11am in Clonshaugh. Please support. Our Sunday food service continues from 2pm-6pm. Why not join us for your family lunch and enjoy loads of sporting action on our 3 TVs. The Darts Promotion with Eric Bristow and Keith Dellor was a very enjoyable occasion. Thanks to all our helpers on the night. All funds raised were donated to the Juvenile Games Fund. A Night for Ruairi was an outstanding success. The Club Executive on behalf of the Kilduff family would like to thank everyone that contributed in any way to the organisation of the event. Sincere condolences to the Satelle and McDonald families on their recent sad loss. May they Rest In Peace. Thanks to all who attended the Annual Club Mass, especially Fr John Ennis for the beautiful service. A date for your diary: The Senior Members' Christmas Party will be held on Friday 19th December. Further details from Stephen Byrne.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
THERE is less than a week to go to the Player of the Year Awards. This year's awards will be held in the Kiltipper Pub/Café on the 28th November. Nursery, U8 and U9 at 6pm; U11 and U12 at 7pm. U15 girls at 8pm. Adult Presentation starts at 9pm. Tickets for the Adult Awards are €5 and can be bought from any committee member. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 6-28-28. 2 x €20 winners were Caroline c/o Cindy and Kevin McGuire c/o Mick. Next week's Jackpot €3,300. Thanks for your continued support.
CHRISTMAS Fair returns again this year and will take place on Sunday from 12pm-5pm. This is a great family day in the club. We are looking for more donations of all household items, unwanted gifts, books, CDs, spot prizes, electrical items etc. Our final collection day is this Saturday the 29th of November from 12pm-3pm in the clubhouse. All donations welcomed. Annual Club Mass to remember all those past members who are no longer with us will be held this Thursday in clubrooms at 7.30pm. Congratulations to Mick Curran & Niamh on the birth of their son Conor. Hard Luck to our minor hurlers, who were narrowly beaten by one point in the quarter-final of the Minor Football Championship. Christmas Draw raffle tickets are now on sale from behind the bar or Maurice Kerrigan. Top prize is €2,000 with second prize a nice €1,000. The draw will be held on Saturday 20th December. Club Lotto was not won. Numbers drawn were 05, 14, 22 and 25. There were 3 match 3 winners. Next week's Jackpot will be €6,850. Club Shop now open every Thursday 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park. Order now to have your club gear by Christmas. If you want to see your team, event or anything else added to our weekly club notes please don't hesitate to contact your PRO Andrew on 086-3148539. I'd be happy to hear from you.
CONGRATULATIONS to the senior footballers, who won their AFL2 play-off semi-final against Round Towers. The moving of the game to Bray Emmets' ground due to a waterlogged Hyde Park didn't faze the Dalkey men, who ran out 0-16 to 0-7 winners and will take on either Castleknock or Lucan in the Final. Best of luck to our AFL5 footballers, who take on Round Towers in the AFL5 play-off semi-final next Sunday at 11am. Venue to be confirmed. The weather continues to play havoc with the fixture list. Among the Cuala games called off were all last week's U21 fixtures. On Saturday night at the Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association Awards, the Hall of Fame Award was awarded posthumously to Cuala's Eugene Egan for his services to Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football. A fitting award to a lovely man who has left a great legacy both to Cuala and Dublin Ladies Football. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €1,700. Our three €50 lucky dip winners were Kevin Spain, Declan Murray and Michael Beary. Tickets for next week's draw can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. The 2014 AGM is in Fitzpatrick's Killiney Castle Hotel on Wednesday 3rd December at 7:30pm. Cuala Coaching are running a Foundation Award Coaching Course on 4th, 5th & 6th December in Cuala. Times are 7pm-10pm on the Thursday and Friday evenings and 9am-1pm on the Saturday. Contact Ken Fitzgerald at 087-6830296 or any of the coaching team. Congratulations to Sarah Healy of our U13 footballers, who secured an incredible seventh All-Ireland Cross Country Title in Dundalk on Sunday at the National Championships. Well done also to her team-mate Rachel Hartnett, who became Leinster U14 Tennis Champion on the same day.
ERIN GO BRAGH
OUR Gaelic4mothers and others starts this Thursday on the Astro pitches at Ongar Community Centre (St Benedict's School) from 8pm-9pm. This is a chance for ladies to play Gaelic football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment combined with getting exercise in a fun way and meeting other ladies in the area. If you have any queries call Ciara 087-9147154. In conjunction with Coláiste Pobail Setanta, the club will be holding a Strictly Clonee. We are looking for volunteer dancers, both male and female. For more contact John 086-8184054. Our Club Annual General Meeting will be held: Monday 1st December 2014. Venue: Clubhouse. Time: 8.30pm. Please note that only fully paid up adult members are entitled to vote at the AGM. If you are unsure as to whether you are fully paid please contact the club Registrar Sinead Edgely on 086-8891551. We hope everyone enjoyed our Christmas Party on Saturday night. Thanks to The Paddocks for hosting and a big thank you to our organisers Maria Padden, Carol-Ann Burke, Tash Flood and Julie O'Sullivan. Well done to all those who won awards on the night also. Well done to John McLeod and the U12 mentors, who picked up awards for 2014. Our juvenile teams are always looking for new players. Our underage teams are always looking for new players. See our website eringobraghgaa.ie for more. Well done to Maria Padden, who won the Club Person the Year Award for 2014. Well done to Linda Cullen, Jerry O'Sullivan and Jason Forbes, who also picked up awards for 2014. Our ladies teams are always looking for new players, see website. For more contact John 087-2727077 or Kevin 087-8220612. Well done to Pat Murphy and Alan Confrey, who won Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year Awards for 2014.
HARD luck to the minor footballers, who lost to Ballyboden in the Championship on Sunday morning. Minor and Adult Players Section Meeting will take place on Thursday 27th November at 9pm. A full attendance is required. Fran Leonard Annual Memorial game Vs O Dwyers GAA of Balbriggan now takes place on Sunday 30th November at 1:30pm. Anyone interested in helping out or playing please contact Dynamic Duo: Fergie 086-8281883 or Joe Tarpey 086-070 8238. Well done to everyone involved in the Strictly Come Dancing Night on Saturday. A great night had by all. Well done to Tommy Donohue and Anne McCluskey on winning but any one of the couples could have won. Well done to the dancers on their high-calibre performances. Thanks for all your time and efforts. Also thanks to all the sponsors on the night. On Saturday 6th December, the club will host The Golden Age of Swing with Tom Cole Jr. Show starts at 8:30pm and tickets are €5. Contact Angie for more details (086-1686468). Live music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from the Cubes. There was 1 winner of the Club Lotto last Thursday. Congratulations to the winner. Numbers drawn were 7-11-12-16 and bonus number was 19. Next week's Jackpot starts back at €1,000. Thanks for your continued support. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
THE 129th AGM will take place this Sunday 30th November @ 11am in the clubhouse. All full members are invited & encouraged to attend. On a trip down memory lane this weekend, Michael Clayton, Eamon Long, Eamon Rea, Joe Noone, Paddy Malone & Paddy O'Brien assembled in Co Clare to visit the home of Michael Cusack, founder of our club in 1885. Many famous matches & events were re-lived. A wonderful time was had by all on a very educational & enjoyable weekend. Thanks to Paddy Malone for his hospitality. Camogie minors received a walkover from Naomh Mearnog on Wednesday night and are now through to the semi-final stage. Twenty Questions in the Members' Bar every Wednesday. No fee. All welcome. Monday Makers are meeting on 1st December, there will be plenty of Christmas Cheer with mince pies, mulled wine, the usual tips & hints for all needle crafts. Golf Society - Thanks to all who made the turkey shoot a very successful outing. Turkey winners - Sean McCann, Pat Byrne, Martin McKenna & Gus Brennan. A big thank you to Margaret Duggan for the fantastic food. A date for your diaries; Race Night on Saturday 6th December in the clubhouse. There are a few levels of sponsorship available from €20 for a trainer or jockey to €40 for a horse. You may also like to sponsor a race or donate a prize for the Raffle. Last day for return of sponsorship is Wednesday 26th November. This promises to be an epic night. Club End of Year Hurling Hooley in the clubhouse on Saturday 20th December. Tickets €35, bookable from Eoin Reynolds, Paul, Evelyn or Monica. All welcome to what will be a great night. Club Lotto numbers were 3-18-21-24. No winner. No Match 3. Next week's Jackpot will be €9,400.
THE Fairyhouse Raceday Fundraiser takes place this Saturday. Thanks to all have supported this. If anyone would like to contribute a donation please contact Alan Manning 087-0651219 or Joe Kettle 086-8164861. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 1-8-12-23. €20 to T Daly, Gerard O'Brien and K Kinsella. Next week's Jackpot is €12,136. Congratulations to Ian Kavanagh & Niall Tormey on their nominations for the Grassroots GAA Team of the Year for Division 1/2.
OUR end of season awards will take place on Saturday 6th December. The evening will include a buffet meal & music from 8.30pm. Tickets (as last year) are priced at €15 each. Many thanks to all who attended our AGM & contributed last Thursday evening. A summary of the AGM will be emailed during the week to members. Best of luck to our Scór na nÓg team, who will be competing in the Dublin Final that will be held at Craobh Chiaráin, Donnycarney at 7.30pm on Tuesday 25th November. All support will be welcomed. We will be represented by our Trad Band, our solo singer and our recitation. Our Scór team is yet another string to our bow, pardon the pun. Our Art competition, to help promote the Irish language at the club, has been so successful that we have to push out the judging by a week. We have received well in excess of 100 entries. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir. Winners will be announced next week. Fingallians will host the Dublin final of the Scór na nÓg Tráth na gCeist (The Scór Quiz) on Thursday 27th at 7.30pm. The knowledge of our youngsters will be tested against many other Dublin clubs. The winners will represent Dublin in the All-Ireland Final next February. Come on Fins. This Friday, 28th November - Texas Hold'em Turkey Poker is back in the club bar from 8.30pm. Entry as usual will be €10. The mobile Blood Bank will visit the club on Wednesday & Thursday this week (26th & 27th) from 3pm-5pm & 7pm-9pm each day. We had no winner of the Lotto jackpot last week, so this week the pot on offer is €3,028.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
WE were saddened at the passing last week of Peadar Mac Canna. He served on the Friends of Dublin Hurling Committee for the last ten years. He really enjoyed the revival of Dublin hurling and rarely missed a game home or away. He will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam dílis. Our 2015 membership drive starts from November 14th. All those who sign up before December 20th will be in a draw for a copy of Anthony Daly's 'Dalo'. We have 8 copies on offer. You can sign online at www.fodh.ie.
JUVENILE Presentation Night will start at 5pm sharp this Saturday 29th November. Last few tickets on sale in the club, 7pm-8pm this Thursday 27th November. Can all outstanding trophy monies be left behind the bar for the attention of Liz Baker? Also there will be music upstairs from 10pm to close on the night. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 1-16-21. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,100. Tickets are available for the club's main fundraiser this year, the GAA National Draw. Tickets are €10 and available in the club or from email@example.com. Bingo continues every Wednesday at 8.30pm in the club. Texas Hold'em continues on Friday nights in the bar at 9pm. Button accordion and concertina lessons are available every Monday night at 8pm in the clubhouse. There are Set-Dancing classes every Monday in the hall at 7.30pm. Beginners welcome.
FOOTBALL training this Tuesday night for girls' U16 and boys' U16 teams at 7pm. New players very welcome. Well done to Jim Keith, who was on the winning bowls' team in Westport representing Innisfails. Bowls continue every Monday and Wednesday in the clubhouse. New members always welcome. Golf Outing to Corballis next Saturday. Tee time 9.20pm. Executive Committee meeting this Wednesday at 8pm.
OUR sympathies & condolences to Marie O'Mahony, Pat Foudy & family on the death of their mother Kay last week. For all our coaches, the final night of the Child Award 1 Coaching Course is on tonight at 7pm, in Scoil Iosagain. Contact Donal with any queries, 086-8228369. The Kevin's Dinner Dance/Christmas Party is on this Saturday the 29th in Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, beside the Barge Pub. Limited tickets still available from Eoghan Redmond in Dolphin Park every Saturday morning. Club AGM is Thursday December 4th in Griffith College, everyone is urged to attend. Our Annual November Cup finished last Sunday and well done to all the teams involved. Thanks to all the other clubs who participated over the weeks and made it a success. Also, thanks to Paul Mac who organized everything and all the other coaches & helpers. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. It is 4 numbers now. Last night's draw, Monday 24th November, was €2,400. 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. The club is starting to distribute the GAA National Club Draw tickets. Please make an effort to sell them and get them back to Gerry Hall. Patricia has some new Kevin's hoodies, gear & kits available for sale, 086-8443536. The last weekend of the ABC Hurling Nursery before the Christmas break is this Saturday. It's for 4-7 year olds at 10.30am-11.30am in Dolphin Park. Everyone welcome. Contact Gerry Brennan with any queries on the ABC Nursery on 08603818788 or Marcus on 087-6620282.
CROKES lost to Ballyhale Shamrocks in Leinster semi-final: 0-12 to 2-15. Hard luck lads, great season. The Minor D Football Championship quarter-final was home tie held in Glencullen. Thanks to the efforts of Football Chairman Sean Fox and our good neighbours in Stars of Erin for giving us such a great welcome. Beating St Finian's of Swords, the minor B footballers prepare for a semi-final against St Peregrines. Training Tuesday and Thursday in Bray. The semi could be this weekend, as the minor A team are playing theirs then. See the website, Facebook or Twitter for details. Big congratulations to the Crokes' player Lauren Magee, who has won the Dublin Minor Player of the Year 2014. A great family name continues. Make sure to encourage all 7-12 year olds to take part in the Irish Culture Night on Wednesday 26th November in Glenalbyn. Mental Health Awareness in Sport Information Seminar Tuesday 25th November, 6.15pm-9pm; Astra Hall, UCD Student Centre, Belfield. As AGM season approaches, let your committee know what went well and what didn't. Let them know your ideas. The Football Committee appointed a subcommittee to make recommendations on the appointment of management teams. If you would like to get involved in any capacity, we would be delighted to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let Robbie know on Sunday afternoon if you have anything for the club notes: email@example.com.
THE club's AGM will take place in the club this Thursday at 8pm. All members are welcome. We would like to thank St Kevin's for the Hurling Tournament they ran over the few Sundays in November. Some great matches were played and it was a great way to end the season. The club would like to invite all juveniles and their families to take part in our Christmas family sponsored walk on Sunday 7th December at 2pm. Santa will lead that walk over to the Memorial Gardens and then afterwards see all the children. There will be a disco and refreshments for everyone afterwards, so we would really like your support on the day. Remember to wear your best Christmas jumpers or hats on the day, as we'll be having some spot prizes for best Christmas outfits. Sponsorship cards are available from all mentors. There was no winner of the Lotto last week. The jackpot now stands at €3,000. We would like to thank all of these who do the Lotto for their continued support.
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+. Congratulations to our Minor A Camogie team on their Championship victory at the weekend. Hard luck to the U15A hurlers on losing out in their Division 1 League Final by a single point. Best of luck to our senior footballers in their League Promotion Play-off Wednesday night in the 12th Lock at 7:30pm. Scór na nÓg: Best of luck to our grúpa ceoil and quiz team in this week's Scór na nÓg Dublin Final on Tuesday 25th in Craobh Chiarain and quiz on Thursday 27th in Fingallians. Go n-eirí leo. The Annual Table Quiz in aid of St Vincent De Paul is on in the club at 8.45pm on Wednesday 26th November. Table of four €40. Please bring along a team to support a good cause. Spots & Donations gratefully accepted. Our Christmas Draw tickets are now on sale with a total of 20 prizes, including €3,000 in cash. This is a hugely important fundraiser for the club and your support is hugely appreciated. Lucan Sarsfields' first-ever Family Organiser is now on sale in the bar or from the U13 mentors. The Organiser features top quality photographs of the juvenile members up to age 13, and are ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends. If you haven't already seen the Organiser it is well worth checking it out. All funds raised are for the 7 teams who will be representing the club in the Feile competitions early next year. All support appreciated. The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club 25 Card Drive continues every Friday in the Clubhouse Bar. Set-dancing every Wednesday at 8:30pm.
BIG thanks to everyone who attended our Poker Classic on Thursday night. There was a great turn-out, thanks to everyone who donated spot prizes for the raffle and thanks also to the Ring Commons Sports Centre for the use of their facilities. Congrats to our winner Richie Gilday. The club would like to extend its thanks to Costcutter Balrothery, who have kindly sponsored our ladies team's new kit bags. Suzie Ricard from Costcutter presented captain Ciara Sheridan, her team-mates and manager Bernice Jones Moore with the new kit bags on Saturday 15th last. Thanks to Costcutter for this kind donation. Our Annual Juvenile Presentation will take place on Saturday 29th of November at 2:30pm. This year's Presentation will be in The Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan. This is always a nice occasion to mark the year gone by, so do please come along and help celebrate our up and coming players. Tea/coffee refreshments and food afterwards. Free parking in hotel underground, validated at reception before exit.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lucy Collins, who was awarded Dublin U21 Players' Player of the Year on Saturday night. Congrats to our minor footballers on good Championship wins on Sunday. As now through to semis following their away win against St Maur's and Bs made to quarter-final stage following their win against Naomh Barróg in Mobhi Road. Hard luck to our B camogie team on their Championship fixture against Castleknock on Sunday. Best of luck to our minor C hurlers in their Championship semi-final next Sunday away to Round Towers Clondalkin. All club pitches are closed until further notice. Congrats to our Scór Na nÓg team in Dublin semi-final last Wednesday night and good luck to them this Tuesday night at 7.30pm in Dublin Finals being held in Craobh Chiaráin. All support welcome. Founder Members' Christmas Lunch will be held in the Mobhi Suite on Thursday 4th December at 12.30pm. Annual Friends of Na Fianna Night, Thursday 4th December. Great night ahead with €3.50s all night and complimentary finger food. Tickets now available for this year's Na Fianna Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, which runs from 11th-13th December, and can be booked online on club website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Na Fianna's Christmas Market runs from 12th-14th December and cabins are available but booking up fast. Anyone interested should email email@example.com. Juvenile Mentor Meeting this Wednesday night in club at 8.30pm, all welcome. The Club Shop will open only on Saturdays for moment. 25 Card Drive this Friday night in club from 9.30pm. All welcome. Members' subscriptions now due. Payment can be made on club website or at the Club Office (Monday-Friday 9.30am to 1pm). To further facilitate members, a registration team will be in place in the club next Saturday 29th November between 9.30am-11am to accept members' subscriptions.
STRICTLY Barrog is this Saturday. Everyone has worked so hard to get their routines right for the night. Please come and support the club's biggest fundraiser of the year. Great night guaranteed. Tickets available at the bar. We are running a bus to and from the venue. Put you name on the sheet behind the bar if interested. €12 a return ticket. Thanks to all who attended the Tree Planting, which was a very nice and symbolic occasion. Our AGM is next week Tuesday the 2nd of December in Barróg at 7:30pm. Please make an effort to attend. Only fully-paid members are allowed to attend the AGM. Mini-leagues are on this Saturday at 10am. The Christmas Draw is on December 19th. Could any team manager who has not yet got draw tickets for their team please contact Joe Potter (087-2735205) to collect them. The club are hosting our first-ever Players and Mentors' Forum on Wednesday the 10th of December. We hope to discuss the future of the club, what we do well and what we can improve on. It will be a chance to voice your opinion. Anyone not going to Strictly, we have live music from Guess Who this Saturday night in the club. All welcome. Players and Mentors' Night takes place in the club on December 6th. The last Poker Night of the year is December the 12th. The usual set-up and rules. Well done to the U12B team on winning their 2nd place play-off match against Clanna Gael. The whole team were brilliant. The U10s, with a little help from the U11s, competed in and won the November Cup in Kevin's on Sunday. The match of the tournament was Barróg v Jude's. The finals of the Naomh Barróg 40th Anniversary Juvenile Football Blitz are on this Saturday.
CONGRATULATIONS to all those young stars of the future who received awards at the Juvenile Presentation in the club on Friday night last. It was a great night and it was brilliant to see the number of parents who attended on the night. Well done to all who made the night such a success. The Senior AGM will take place on Thursday night next at 8pm. We would ask all our full members to make the effort to attend this meeting. The Christmas Draw is drawing close, so if you have not already purchased your ticket do so immediately. Only a limited number of tickets left. Great prizes. We are having a night out at the Dogs in Harold's Cross on Friday night. Buses from club. Family tickets available at club. Come along and support your club. Music in clubhouse every weekend. Carvery every Sunday. This week's Lotto numbers are 2-4-19. Bonus ball 4.
THANKS to our senior team, who spent a great day showing off the Senior B Championship Cup around our local schools. Celebrating a successful year for St Maur's senior football team. Many thanks to Ciaran Reddin, Conor McGuire and the boss man Alan Durnan. Minor A Football Championship Group 1; Maur's lost out at home to Na Fianna. Well done to St Maur's girls, Sara Hegarty, Sadhbh Mackey, Hazel Austin and Aoife Bissett, who all played very well in Dublin Camogie School of Excellence Saturday. The girls have been working very hard all year and they have won U13 League and Championship double with St Maur's, and pitted against the best players in Dublin they were superb. Well done girls and continued success with Dublin squads. Weekly Club Lotto Jackpot €7,250 - there was no winner. Lucky Dip winners (€50 winners) were: Ryan Leonard, Mick McGuinness, Joan Carthy, David McGee & Jackie Mullhall. Next week's Jackpot - €7,500.
ALMOST 270 people enjoyed themselves at our Annual Chairman's Dinner on Saturday night. Guest speaker was GAA President-elect Aogán Ó Fearghail and we thank him for his attendance. Congratulations to the following award winners. They are all richly-deserved. Hall of Fame: Sean Madden; Club Person of the Year: Shane Carthy; Camogie award: Andrew and Siobhán Crean Lynch; Ladies Football Award: Anthony Brennan. A posthumous award was given to the late Con O'Sullivan by our Juvenile Section. Thank you to all who helped organise the night. Well done to our senior footballers, who had an impressive win over Trinity Gaels to guarantee their Championship status for next year. Our minor camogie girls were also in fine form as they defeated St Jude's. Tickets for the National Club Draw are now available from Eamonn or any member of Executive Committee at a cost of €10. Tickets purchased for this draw before the 19th of December will also be entered into the club draw. Congratulations to Caitriona Power and Ciaran Mac Fhearghusa, who got engaged recently.
ANNUAL mass for deceased members takes place on Saturday 29th November at 6.30pm in St Peter and Paul's Church, Balbriggan. Our Annual Awards Night takes place on Saturday 6th December in the clubhouse from 8.30pm. A great night is planned and we hope to see all teams and members present. Francis Leonard Memorial match takes place in Erin's Isle on Sunday 30th November at 1.30pm. All welcome. All fixtures for the coming weekend can be found at http://www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. The Skills Camp continues indoors in Flemington Community Centre this Saturday morning from 11am-12.30pm. Children aged between 4 and 7 years and in primary school only are welcome. The cost is €3 per week. We are always looking for coaches/parents to help out. Pool continues in the clubhouse every Friday evening at 8.30pm. All welcome. Cards in the clubhouse Wednesday evenings at 8.45pm. All welcome. Our Club Lotto is available to play online www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 12-13-14. This week's Jackpot will be €1,518.
WELL done O'Toole's on having 8 players nominated for the 2014 Dublin Bus/Herald Dubs Star Awards. They are Goalkeeper; Brendan McLoughlin. Full-backs; Kevin Ryan, Paddy Carton. Half-backs; Ger O'Meara, Owen Darcy. Midfield; Andrew Morris. Half-forwards; Conor Carton & Full-forwards; Christy Mulligan. Last Wednesday at our AGM, Jim Murphy was unanimously re-elected as our Honorary President. Congratulations to our new Chairman Gerry Corry and all members wish to thank our outgoing Chairman Andy Cunningham for keeping the club in good hands for the last three years. Best wishes for your future is the message to Mikey Carton and his beautiful bride Ciara Barry, who were married on Saturday. There will be no U7s training tonight due to a Coach Education Course that's taking place in St Paul's Hall at 7pm. There was one winner of our weekly Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 1-7-18-24. This week the Jackpot will be €1,000.
WELL done to Mikey Gleeson, Sean Geraghty and Philip Maxwell, nominated in the Grassroot GAA Club Awards 2014. The awards take place in Coppers on December 6th and we wish all the lads our best. We are developing a new strategy for our Adult Section. Anyone interested in putting their ideas forward is invited to the club this Thursday at 7pm. We are looking for volunteers to join a new fundraising committee, please contact James Dowling if interested. We also require stewards for our Xmas Fair- leave your details at reception. We are on the lookout for new sponsors. If you are interested or have any potential contacts please contact Aoibhinn Gleeson 085-1321694. Lotto results for Monday November 17 were 10, 13, 22 & 24, bonus 6. There was no winner. 6 people had 3 numbers. 1 person had 3 numbers plus bonus. Next week's Jackpot is worth €4,100. Tickets available at the bar and reception. Check out Facebook for the most up-to-date fixture info.
CONGRATULATIONS to our minor Camogie players, who won their Championship. Raheny 4-8 v Lucan B 3-6. Our U12 hurlers had a great win at the weekend and are now moving up to Division 1. A team to be watched. Ogra will finish up for the Christmas on December 13 with a special visitor. I wonder who, Ho Ho Ho. Thanks again to Siobhan Woods, who gives so willing of her time. Our U15 ladies footballers were the lucky ones this time. The On/Off U21A football game v Castleknock was finally officially called off and Raheny now face Lucan Sarsfields on December 6. Hard luck to our minor footballers, who lost to Thomas Davis. Our AGM will take place in the Club Hall on December 2. Only fully-paid members are eligible to play. Our Strictly Come Dancing Night is really hotting up and those not talking about it....check out the famous faces on our Strictly Come Dancing Facebook page; George Hook wishing Wally and Deirdre good luck is just one of the celebrities. Anyone who wants to get a bus to and from the venue please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mentors' night is on December 12. We still don't have all the lists of mentors in, please text asap to 086-2909022.
THE November draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto takes place this Thursday, November 27 in The Tap House. The Jackpot will be an impressive €2,000 and the draw will take place and all funds raised go towards running the club. Tickets cost just €2 and can be brought from Smyths, Birchalls, Humphreys and the Tap House. Or you can play without leaving the house by logging into www.locallotto.ie and playing online. The Ranelagh Gaels Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday, December 5 in Beechwood Hall - all club members are encouraged to attend. 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 and ladies football is over until the New Year, though keep an eye on these pages, ranelaghgaels.ie and Twitter (@RanelaghGaels) for full details on when training will returns. 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.
HISTORY was in the making at our recent AGM. Congratulations to Rhoda Kerins, who was elected as our first-ever female Chairperson. Conor McAlinney was elected Secretary, following in the footsteps of his Grandfather Thomas O' Cuileann and his Father Michael McAlinney. Welcome to all new committee members and many thanks to all the outgoing committee. Congratulations to our U11 team, who finished their year off will a fine victory over our neighbours St Jude's last Friday night. Outstanding performances from Robert and Tommy Orr, Liam Moyston and Ciaran Hyland. Our Christmas Raffle tickets are now in circulation, please support.
ROUND TOWER CLONDALKIN
COMMISERATIONS to senior footballers, who were defeated by Cuala in their AFL2 semi-final play-off, but U21s won their Championship clash v Clanna Gael Fontenoy. Thanks to all members who turned out for Saturday's AGM and the Executive 2015 is as follows: Niall Connaughton, Chairman; Tony Delaney, Vice-Chairman; Martin Ryan, Honorary Secretary; Honorary Treasurer, Ed O'Malley; Michael McGlynn, Assistant Secretary; Andrew Cronin, Assistant Treasurer; Matt McCormack, Alan Milton, John Ryan, Members. Congratulations to Tommy Keogh, who was elected Club President and the three elected Vice-Presidents - John Mulholland, Paddy Delaney & John O'Malley Senior. Well done to the U10 and 11 footballers, who participated in the Pieta House Tournament on Monastery Road on Saturday morning. The Crafts Fair returns this coming Sunday 30th November in the clubrooms. The event will run from 11am-4pm and bookings can be made with Jessica O'Malley on 087-2806273. The cost per stand is €20. All are encouraged to support these local crafts men and women and great gifts for Christmas and the home on offer. The Nursery is taking place in Collinstown Community Centre Hall, Neilstown until further notice. As ever, it will take place 10am-11.30am Saturday morning and children 4-7 years of age are welcome. The double Championship winning Minor Football and Hurling teams of 2004 are reuniting to mark the tenth anniversary of their unprecedented success. An informal gathering of the players and management will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday 6th December at 8pm. All are welcome to recall those great days. Whisper it, but Christmas is approaching. Round Tower GAA Club will be decorated for the Festive Season next Wednesday, 26th November. 'Many hands make light work' and if you're in a position to assist please travel up to the club for 8pm to give a helping hand.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
THE club is taking part in the GAA National Club Draw again this year. Tickets cost €10 and all monies stay with our club. We are asking all families to please support this fundraising initiative as a vital means of getting funds into our club. Contact Tom Farrell on 086-8825719 to get your ticket. Round Towers Academy runs every Saturday morning from 10.45am-12pm, catering for boys and girls aged between 3-7 years in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie with a small cost of €2. For further details please contact GPO James Costello on 086-3465433 or email email@example.com. It's Mentors Night this Friday 28th November in the club from 9pm. All involved with our teams are invited to get together and have some fun now that the season is over. DJ Joe will be on hand to play some hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s (he even promises to spin some 60s stuff/if needed). Send him your suggestions (musical that is) to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet him, @magilljs. There was no winner of our Lotto Jackpot this week with numbers drawn 2, 3, 18 & 24. €50 went to M Fenlon with €25 going to C Foran and A Flood. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,950. Bingo continues each Monday night at 8:30pm with a book costing €10. Match Results: U16 - Round Towers (2-15), St Mary's (Saggart) (2-5). Senior Ladies - St Monica's (7-3), Round Towers (5-3).
SCOIL Uí CHONAILL
GREAT response from home and abroad to the football promotion play-off win. Thanks to all who passed on their good wishes to the team and management. Some great pictures, courtesy of Niall O'C, are posted on our Facebook page. Unfortunately, the grounds were unplayable last Saturday following the heavy rain, so the planned U8/9 Blitz on Saturday morning was postponed to next Saturday. Nursery went ahead on the all-weather surface - well done to the coaches and their assistants. The Club AGM is scheduled for next Thursday 27th November at 8pm in the clubhouse - all adult club members (paid up) are invited to attend. We ask that you take the time to attend this important annual meeting. Fantastic support for the Table Quiz on Friday night last in the clubhouse with plenty of banter and heckling controlled by Quiz Master Richie. Well done to Fiona and Brian, who set the questions and organised the prizes. A big thank you to all who sponsored the event and those who participated on the night. All funds raised go to support the activity of the Nursery/Naoinra. Next event is the visit of a very special person to the clubhouse on Saturday 13th December to meet our younger members. Keep up with all club news on our website www.scoilgaa.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
THE Juvenile Academy is in action every Saturday morning at 10am in our new winter venue, Rathmichael School. 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. Boys and the girls' U11 years' football teams train on Saturday mornings at 10am (when there is no match), training for girls on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in Scoil Mhuire. If your child is aged 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. Sponsored Treadmill 12 hour Marathon in Brady's was a fantastic success for Shankill GAA, Scoil Mhuire, St Anne's and Gaelscoil Padraig. Thanks to all who took part in the event. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill. The Jackpot is now €1,350. Michael Mullins won the €50 prize. The draw is suspended until Sunday December 21st to allow for other events to take place. Many thanks for all your support. Training for the adult football team is being arranged weekly. Watch out for text message. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. Club contact: email@example.com or Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.
GOOD win for the McMeels Pharmacy-sponsored minor footballers over Whitehall in last game in Championship group, and now qualify for a play-off match next Sunday TBC. Congrats to Lyndsey Davey on being named the Dublin Players' Player of the Year to round off a great year for her, and also to Harry Dawson and Jack Smith on being nominated for the Dubs Stars Football Awards. Officers elected at the AGM last Thursday night were: Chairman Niall Murphy. Secretary John O'Connor. Treasurer Joe McGuinness. Registrar David Watson. PRO Fergal Lynch. Juvenile Chair Pat Delaney. Juvenile Secretary Chris McConvey. Children's Officer Robert Kehoe. Players Rep Colin Clinton. 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. With your help we could be open in February 2015. Our donation drive is moving into full swing. By now all members should have received your donations pack, please support your club in this venture. Dates for Diary: Sunday 14th December - Boys and Girls Juvenile Awards Night in Community Centre at 6.30pm. More details later. Sat 6th December; Trad Session and Ballad night with Pat McCarthy, Martin Byrne and musicians in the clubhouse. Don't miss it. Academy this Saturday at 10am. Club Shop open Saturday 10.30am. Great ideas for Christmas Gifts. Gift Cards also available. New Harps T-Shirts €35. Orders to Catherine or Cait 087-2730434. Whist continues on Tuesday nights at 8pm. Free lessons for beginners. Zingo result: 3-6-2-5-4-7-1. No Jackpot winner. Dividend Winner €100; Johnny Harrison. Well done Johnny. Jackpot now €1,800. All proceeds go to the day-to-day running of the Harps. Playing makes it possible. Next draw Thursday night in The Bus Bar at 10.30pm. Envelopes €2 from Gary Holland or by quarterly bank standing order.
OUR 2nd Triple Mega Draw takes place on 29th November. Over €22,000 in prizes up for grabs. Tickets, €120, available to go into this and draw in March. Music by the fantastic Liam Byrne. All welcome along. Prices in our Club Bar are being reduced with immediate effect. Example: Pint Guinness now €4.10 all week. If you are a member, further reduced to €3.81. Well done and thanks to all who took part and supported the Dash for Dan on Sun. Cash prize Bingo every Tuesday @8pm. All welcome. FRIDAY night IS Music Night. All musicians, singers and entertainers welcome. Come along and sit in and enjoy the craic. Dates for your Diary: Santa/Xmas Party 7th December; Juvenile Presentation 8th December; Fun Family Bingo 10th December in aid of Juvenile Section; Adult Presentation Saturday 13th December. Double Discount Days - as part of our Christmas festivities, members will receive a double discount in our Club Bar on Sunday 21st December to mark our Christmas Draw. Sunday 28th December, for our family get-together that afternoon. The Macra for boys & girls aged 4-6 years, Saturday mornings 10.30am, and Hurling Macra Mondays @ 6pm. All new children welcome. To book our new-look Function Room for parties, prices are from free to DJ & Food Packages. A lot of dates already gone for 2015. Contact Leo @ 086-2650419 to book your date. 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. For info contact George @ 086-2641667. Contact Club PRO Linda @ 087-6124504 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
STARS OF ERIN
THANKS to Wanderers for the U8s match last Saturday. Clothes bank in car park. AGM on 3rd December at 8pm in School Hall. Congratulations to Mary and Gerry Mulvey on winning Lotto Jackpot, €5,200. Next week's Jackpot starts at €500. Numbers from 1-32. Numbers drawn last Sunday night, 15-4-18. Thanks for all your support.
ST Brendan's GAA Saturday Kidz Club continues this Saturday morning at 9.30am at Longmeadows. Any parents interested in enrolling their children to play for St Brendan's please contact Paul McDonagh 087-6701064 or Malachi Doyle 086-3322076. Details can be found on our Facebook page, also Twitter @stbrendansdub7 or check out our website www.stbrendansgaa.org.
HUGE congratulations to our minor A footballers, who reached the Championship Final after a 2-8 to 1-7 win over Sylvester's. Hard luck to our inter hurlers, who lost their AHL4 Promotion Play-off Final, 2-13 to 0-14 to Ballyboden. Our U21 hurlers face Lucan in the U21 A semi-final on Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm in the 12th Lock. Please support our teams. Our Club Nursery continues this Saturday morning from 9.30-11am. 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 remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place on Thursday November 27th in The Vineyard. Make sure you have your tickets. Two great social events this weekend in the club - The Eastern Harps Trad Band play in the club on Friday night from 9pm and the Club Vinyl Night takes place on Saturday night. Two great nights in store. See website for more. HPC is closed on Monday evenings from 5pm-7pm until January. Members are asking to use gym outside this 2 hour period. 2014 AGM is scheduled for Sunday, December 7th at 7.30pm in Russell Park. Anyone ordering any St Brigid's Club Gear for Christmas from the club shop needs to place order with Breege on 086-4050964 this week. Finally, well done to club legend Don O'Mahony on receiving the Sean Gael Award from Tipperary GAA at the weekend.
THIS year's Dinner/Awards night will take place on Saturday 6th of December at 8pm. Admission will be €25 ahead. Music on the night by Soundwaves. Tickets are now available from bar staff or any committee member. Hope to see you all there. Lotto: Last week's Lotto numbers were Draw 1 - numbers drawn: 2-10,-14-27. No winners. Draw 2 - numbers drawn: 11-17-22-25. 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. The winning number in the Bonus Ball draw was 28 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. Our Annual Christmas Draw will take place on Friday 19th of December. Great cash prizes, tickets are €10 each and limited to 300. Tickets available from the clubhouse. The GAA National Draw is back again. Some great prizes on offer, tickets are €10 each and are now available in the clubhouse. All proceeds from sale of tickets is retained by the club, please show your support and purchase a ticket. If anyone wishes to have anything added to the club notes you can contact Lorraine at Secretary.firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively leave a message on Our Facebook page. Colmcilles Gaa Club.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE 2015 Executive Committee met for the first time this week and following the meeting it was announced that the positions of Treasurer and Secretary have been filled. Pat Farrell has been elected Treasurer and Ciaran Crosby elected as Secretary. We wish them luck with their new roles. Membership fees for the coming year are now due and it is vital for the club finances to get fees paid as early as possible. Remember, fees can be paid online through our website (www.stfinians.com) or by downloading the form from the website and returning it to the Club Office. GAA National Draw 2015 tickets are now available from team mentors and committee members. Tickets are €10 each with 100% of the ticket revenues going to our club funds. The prizes to be won are fantastic, including trips to the USA, major shopping sprees & ticket packages for All-Ireland Finals. Tickets for the draw would make a nice 'stocking-filler' for Christmas. Tickets can also be bought online through our website homepage. We have the Christmas Fair on December 13th and there are still some vacancies for stall-holders. Please contact Grace Murray on 087-2659400 if you know of anyone interested in pitching their wares at our Fair. Grace also invited all club members to the Table Quiz next Thursday (November 27) in the Community Centre. The quiz is being held to raise money for the Senior Citizens' Christmas Party. Any spot prizes would also be welcomed. The Club Lotto jackpot was €8,500 this week and the numbers drawn were 1-3-7-22. There was no Jackpot winner. The €50 lucky-dip winners were Adrian Wansbro and Susan Ryan. Next week the Jackpot will be €8,600. Don't forget you can buy the gift of a Club Lotto subscription through our on-line Lotto service on our website.
ST JAMES GAELS
THE Club Awards Night will be held on Thursday 4th December in the Iveagh Grounds. Every member of the club is welcome to celebrate the achievements for the year. A Christmas Breakfast for all juvenile teams will be held on the 13th December. We are Carol Singing in the Ashleaf on the 21st December; volunteers will be needed. Christmas Raffle tickets should be with all members now. Please return these as soon as possible to mentors or committee members.
THIS year's AGM will take place on Sunday 30th of November at 5pm and all full members are encouraged to attend. Leaving the Executive this year are Ger Mangan (Secretary), Barry Heraty (Treasurer) Shane Guckian (Assistant Treasurer), Sarah McNally (Registrar), Dee Maher (Youth Rep) and Fergus McNally (PRO). The club would like to thank them for their efforts over the last number of years. Lotto numbers drawn: 10, 11, 23 and 25. No match 3 or 4. Next week's Jackpot is €12,500. Good luck to our senior hurlers and ladies B team, who will both contest Finals this coming Sunday. The hurlers take on Kilmacud Crokes in the League Final in O'Toole Park, whilst the ladies take on Monica's in their Championship Final. Time and venue tbc.
TRAINING for the Academy and U9s on Saturday. Membership fees for 2015 are now available on the club's online store - www.stkevinskilliansgaa.com. This year we are providing multiple payment options for membership fees (please note that even if you pay online, you must fill out a membership form and return it to the club). We are having our Christmas Party for the Juvenile Section (The Academy, U9s and U12s) on Saturday the 13th December at 12.30pm in the IMC Cinema, Tallaght, meeting outside IMC Cinema at 12.15pm. We have also booked the VIP Room for after the film (approx 1.45pm) with refreshments for parents and children. Cost will be €3 per player. Parents and siblings of the players are also welcome to come along to the film. Cost is €3 per ticket and €3.50 for a kids food tray (any player siblings attending must be accompanied by an adult). Bookings will be taken at the next 2 Saturday training mornings. We are having a celebration night for all adults in the Kingswood Lodge on Saturday 29th November from 9pm. All players (past and present), partners, parents of kids playing with the club and friends of the club are very welcome to join us as we celebrate a great year for the club and as we look forward to an even better 2015. We will be presenting the Senior Player of the Year on the night. The Club Lotto results for Sunday 23rd November. Numbers drawn: 12-19-26. No Winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to Michael Byrne, Valerie Shiels and Joan Horace. Next week's Jackpot is €2,600. You can play online at www.stkevinskillinasgaa.com. 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.
THERE is a meeting for both playing and non-playing parties interested in getting involved in the Ladies Section of the club for 2015, in the Complex on Monday 1st December at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. Speaking of our ladies section, a huge congratulations to Muireann Ní Scanaill after being voted Dublin Minor Player of the Year, maith thú. The Annual Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday 7th December from 11am-4pm in the Complex. €30 per table. Anybody interested in taking a table please contact Neville on 086-3229542. The Club AGM takes place in the Complex on Wednesday 10th December. The closing date for nominations is close of business Wednesday 26th November. These must be submitted to club secretary David Doran in writing, Secretary.email@example.com. Well done to the minor Thomas Ashe footballers, who had a great win on Sunday morning in the quarter-finals of the Championship against St Olaf's. The lads ran out 4 point winners in the end, and are due to play the semi-finals in a fortnight. No winner of this week's Club Lotto. Numbers drawn were 7, 10, 25 and 25. Winners of €20 are Nigel Skelly, Paul Woolsey, Liam O'Grady, Fiona McKenna and Thomas Sheils. Next week's Jackpot is €4,500.
WELL done to Brian Ahearn for organizing a wonderful Night at the Dogs last Friday, and thank you to everyone who supported the night. Members; Christmas Dinner, 19th of December. €25 per head for a three-course meal. Music on the night also, limited to 120. Contact Mark Singleton. Bar opens at 2pm on a Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday. Slimming World every Tuesday in the club at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Irish Dancing classes, registration 11.15am-11.30am every Saturday morning for new members. Call Anne Marie Martin on 085-1635058 for details. Set-Dance Classes every Monday evening at 8pm. Club AGM takes place tonight (Tuesday the 25th) at 7.30pm. Santa will be arriving at St Mark's GAA on the 14th of December. Anyone interested in helping out that weekend, contact Robbie Glynn on 08706696288. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm, come along and have some fun. Carvery every Sunday in the club, all welcome. Party Facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Players' Lounge and Hall. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €1,100 Jackpot not won. Numbers: 10, 12, 14 & 26. Six €50 winners are 1 Colm Carron c/o club 2 GRAB c/o Billy Gore 3 Barbara O'Flaherty c/o Bingo 4 Grace Bracken 5 Cathy Delaney 6 Conor Cushen.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
SANTA is coming to St Mary's on Sunday 30th November; our annual Christmas Bazaar takes place from 2pm-5pm with Santa arriving at 3pm. Come along and see our new stalls and meet the man himself, Christmas raffle, wheel of fortune, fun for all the family. All are welcome. Commiserations to our U16 team and mentors on their loss in the League Final last weekend. The lads have put in a huge effort this season, reaching both League and Championship Finals, but on both occasions found Round Towers of Lusk a bit stronger than us. Congrats to the Lusk club. Hopefully the lads can now regroup and have two good years at minor level. Our AGM held last Thursday saw the following elected; President: D Farrelly, Chair: B Murray, Secretary: P Farrelly, Assistant Secretary: M Nugent, Treasurer: S Redmond, Assistant Treasurer: AM Reddy, PRO: S Murray, Registrar: B Howard. Committee Members: J Purcell, D Maguire, F Murray, P Ballisty, K O'Byrne, B McCarville & J Byrne. As you can see, we have no vice-chairman at present, and the executive will be addressing this issue in the near future. Lotto numbers drawn this week were 13-14-17-18. There was no winner, so next week's Jackpot will be worth €3,500. There was one Match 3 winner of €200, Claire Berry. Next week's Match 3 worth €100 win/share. Our history book is selling fast; it is available in a number of outlets in Saggart and Rathcoole and also from Mick Nugent 087-6888909, Brendan Murray 086-0401169, or Eamon Walsh 085-7367291. Congrats to our three grassroots nominees; Shay Walsh, Eoin Murray and to our Chairman Brendan Murray who receives an award on December 6th for his commitment to St Mary's. Whist this Thursday night at 8.30pm.
CONGRATULATIONS to our adult ladies team on reaching the Final of the Championship following their hard-fought 7-3 to 5-3 semi-final victory over a resilient Round Towers of Lusk team. St Monica's will now play St Jude's B in the Final on Sunday November 30th. Time and venue to be confirmed. Our girls' U14 team play Clontarf this Tuesday night in a play-off for the Division 3 League Title. The game is being played on Clontarf's all-weather pitch with throw-in time down for 7pm. Best of luck to all the girls and their management team. There was no winner in our weekly Lotto draw. Numbers drawn out were 7-14-16. Next Thursday's Jackpot will now be in excess of €1,350. Tickets cost €2 each or 3 for €5 and can be purchased from our bar staff any evening from 5pm. Congratulations to Phily Kelly on his Grass Roots GAA Unsung Hero Award and well done also to Keith Dempsey and John Coughlan on their AFL4 Grass Roots GAA Team of the Year nominations. Big thank you to Fr Dave and to everyone who attended our Annual Mass last Thursday night. It was great to see so many people in attendance. www.stmonicasgaa.com.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
CONGRATULATIONS to junior B hurling team on winning League Promotion Final v Lucan Sarsfields on Sunday afternoon. Best wishes to U21 hurlers v Faughs on Saturday @ 2.15pm at Martin Savage Park and to minor football team on Sunday @ 11am at Clonshaugh. Support for both teams would be appreciated. Club AGM at 8.30pm on Thursday 4th December. Lotto numbers for 23rd November were: 2, 4, 15 & 26. No winner of Jackpot. No Match 3 winners. Jackpot now €5,250. See club website to play Lotto on-line.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
IN what must be close to a record - our Lotto Jackpot has rolled over again with next week's jackpot worth a tasty €7,900. The numbers drawn were 11-19-17-29. The five €20 winners were Tracey "In It To Win It" Kiernan, Eugene Howley, Jenny Mc Namara, Brendan Higgins and Sean Clarke. Thanks everyone for your support. It's been a quiet week in Ballymastone-Sur-Mer. Our intrepid U13 boys have to wait another week before taking on Cuala. They finished on equal points and as The Highlander would say - there can only be one. We wish them the best of luck as they travel to Alfie Byrne Road for this tough encounter. Congrats to Donabate CCs U16 boys, who got off to a superb start in their school season, winning 5-11 to 2-12. Well done lads - great result. Hard Luck to DCC's U18 girls' squad, who were knocked out after a really tough quarter-final encounter. The team played on with a number of injuries discovered afterwards to be a broken arm and a fractured wrist. Girl Power indeed. As you'll be aware, our AGM is on 1 December in Donabate Golf Club at 8pm. Emails have been sent to our members listing the Nominations and Motions received. If you have not received one or if you have changed your email address recently, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Christmas Social is on 6 December at 8pm in Beaverstown Golf Club. Tickets for the Christmas Social are €20 and are available now from the office. Tickets for the GAA National Draw have gone on sale in the office. Tickets are being sold in the Office, at the Academy on Saturday mornings and at the Shopping Centre on Friday 12pm and Saturday 13 December all day. Here's a handy link for more information: http://www.gaa.ie/clubzone/national-club-draw.
ST PATRICK'S, PALMERSTOWN
NEWS: Next Friday Night, 28th November, our 2004 intermediate hurling team will celebrate the 10 Year Anniversary of their County Championship win and promotion to senior hurling. Starting with the showing of DVD of the history making match in Palmerstown House at 8pm. All welcome. David O'Hanlon, Graham Kelly and Shane Stapleton are nominated for the GrassRoots Senior Hurling Team Awards. Again Copperface Jacks is the venue, December 6th is the date. Well done and good luck.
A Special General Meeting of the club will take place in the clubhouse on Church Road on Thursday night (8.15pm), at which all members are invited to attend. The St Sylvester's 2015 Calendar was officially launched by Dublin All-Star footballer Sinead Aherne over the weekend. Paddy Miskelly, Juvenile Chairman said: "Sinead is a true role model for all the members of our Juvenile Section, both boys and girls. This calendar serves a wonderful memento of the huge numbers of young people who actively participate in our club and the joy experienced on a weekly basis. We have enjoyed great support from our Sponsors - Hughes Dental, Malahide Dental Care, Malahide Grinds Academy, Merrion Capital, Carphone Warehouse and Ulster Bank. Their support has enabled us to commit all proceeds directly towards the teams in the Juvenile Section and Academy." Calendars are available for sale (€10) in the St Sylvester's clubhouse, through team mentors and at the weekly Academy, which takes place very Saturday in Broomfield (1.30pm). Well done to the U14B footballers on advancing to their League Final with a hard-fought two points win over Trinity Gaels and also to the U16 footballers on a fine display in their League Final with Ballymun Kickhams, which ended in a draw: we look forward to the replay. Tough luck to the minor As, who lost out to St Brigid's in the MFC 'B' semi-final and best wishes to the U21 hurlers, who face Whitehall Colmcilles in the quarter-final of the Championship this Saturday.
ANOTHER Leinster Final beckons for the senior footballers after a tough encounter with Garrycastle on Sunday. We meet Rhode of Offaly in Navan on Sunday December 14th, so we have some time to settle the nerves. Naomh Uinsionn Abu. Great win for the Minor B footballers over Ballyboden in the semi-final of the Championship on Sunday morning. 4-9 to 1-11 the final score. Well done lads. Congrats to Shane Dalton on his new role as Dublin Senior Camogie selector. The Jack Gilroy Tournament 2014 starts next Saturday November 29th and all 12-16 year olds can still sign up on the night. Free Under Armour top for all players and medals for the winners. Please check website for more details. Mini-leagues continues every Saturday at 10.30am and Boys Mini-leagues on Wednesdays from 6pm. Host your party or function at the club. Call Michelle at 01-8335722 or email email@example.com for more details. Sunday night Sing-A-Long and dance at 8pm. All welcome to a great night in the club. Join us on Facebook & Twitter and sign up to our email list on the bottom right corner of the website home page for fixtures, results & club news 24/7. www.stvincentsgaa.ie.
TEMPLEOGUE SYNGE STREET
TEMPLEOGUE Synge Street GAA Club Annual "Night at the Dogs" will take place in Harold's Cross on Saturday 29th November next (doors open at 6.30pm with the first race at 8.00pm). This provides an excellent night's entertainment for all the family. Tickets available from all managers or Sean McKiernan. Well done to Conor McKiernan, Declan Treanor, Eoghan O'Gara, Mark Treanor and Niall Scully on their nominations for the 2014 Blue Stars. Academy on every Saturday 10.30am, Bushy Park. New members welcome. Check www.tssgfc.com for all club info.
TEAM of the week is our minor footballers, who reached the semi-finals of the Minor Championship with victory over Raheny. Our U21s drew with Fingal Ravens in the Championship. Next Sunday, our inters face Craobh Chiarain in a promotion play-off. All support welcome. Hard luck to U12 hurlers, who lost out to Raheny in promotion play-off. There was no winner of Lotto Jackpot and the numbers drawn were 5, 17, 19 and 21. The club is collecting old mobile phones to earn a defibrillator. We are about 50 phones short of the target and are appealing to all members to get us over the line. There is a box behind the bar for these. Surveys are available from the bar to gather members' views as to how the clubhouse should be developed. Please take the time to fill in one of these.
U7S training session is on Monday from 6pm-7pm; U8s Tuesday from 6pm-7pm and U10s Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. Please arrive on time as the hall is booked for one hour only. €2 charge applies to each child training to cover the cost of renting the hall. Nursery continues from 10am-11am every Saturday in the Community Centre. Tickets are now on sale for our Bumper Christmas Raffle. Lots of super prizes and tickets only cost €3. Please support. Tickets can be purchased at training sessions, from committee members or in Jack O'Neill's Pub. Thanks to all the local businesses who have already donated prizes and for anyone still wishing to donate, please contact Charlie or any of the committee members. Our AGM will be coming up shortly, so for anyone thinking of joining the committee or the underage set-up please contact one of the committee members. Further information will be available on our website http://www.tyrrelstown.gaa.ie/ and on our Facebook page.
PLEASE note new date for the Club AGM, which will now take place on Thursday 11th December at the clubhouse. Please note postal reminders will not be sent to members. All motions and nominations must be forwarded in writing to Gary Keogh or any committee member by Thursday 27th November. Expressions of interest for adult ladies and men's management to the Club Secretary Gary Keogh on 086-8330433 by Friday 5th December. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn: 14-34-36. €25 to Sean Farrell, Tony Geary, Cormac Healy, Deirdre and Helen. Jackpot next week is €7,800. GAA National Draw tickets are now available from the club at €10 each. 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. Ladies training each Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm at Frank Kelly Park. All new players welcome, contact Louise on 086-8333587. If you would like a Match Report or Photos submitted to the website or press please contact Stephen on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 086-0489379. All items for the club notes must be submitted by 10am each Monday to email@example.com or Stephen on 086-0489379.
A big thank you to everyone that has made 2014 a year to remember. There are still some matters to be addressed in the coming weeks; Tickets (@ €10) for the Annual GAA National Draw are now available from any committee member. The prizes are amazing and all proceeds go to the club. There are only 400 tickets allocated. This is a Great Christmas Gift for your customers and suppliers. Make sure you get yours. The Club Shop will be open from 10am-11:30am on Saturday mornings with a full range of gifts for under the tree. The nursery for 5-7 year olds is now running indoors at Crunch Fitness for the winter session. Contact Declan Jennings at 085-8006101 for more information or join us at the venue and ask for Geraldine Culloty. The seniors' season finished last Wednesday at Westmanstown with Annual George McCarthy Cup Challenge against our PSNI colleagues. A hard-fought game in foggy conditions went to extra-time and ended in a Garda victory on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-12. Well done to all who participated and to our ladies, who played in the Garda v Army curtain-raiser, which ended in a victory for the visitors 1-10 to 1-06. Congratulations to long-time club member and former Mayo stalwart Willie McGee, who was honoured with a Hall of Fame Award at the Coiste Siamsa Annual Garda Sports Awards in Killarney last week. Well-deserved after a lifetime of GAA service. Dates for your Diary: All juvenile members are asked to make themselves available on Saturday 22 November from 11:30am for "A Day in the Life of a Gael". The Senior Club AGM takes place on Tuesday the 25th November at 8pm in Westmanstown. All adult members are asked to attend for an update on upcoming changes planned for 2015.
WELL done to our U21 footballers, who had a great win v O'Toole's in U21 championship last weekend. Next match should be in two weeks' time. U21 hurlers play St Sylvester's next Saturday at 2.15pm in Cloghran. All support welcome. It is with deep regret that we have to announce the passing of our long-time member & friend of Whitehall Colmcille, Peader Dunne. Peader was also Captain of our Golf Society for 2014. Sincere sympathy goes to his family & all his extended family from everyone in Whitehall Colmcille. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. All members please check emails for notification & nomination forms for this year's AGM, which will take place Monday 8th December at 8pm. Every full member should complete & return form to Noeleen Rooney before 21st November. Could everyone who took part in Sponsored Cycle or Strictly please return any outstanding sponsor cards as soon as possible. Cards can be given directly to Dave Hart, Brian Cullen, Jim Eviston or left behind the bar. Many thanks to all who have already returned cards. Still no winner of last week's Lotto Jackpot of €11,000. Don't forget you can now play online simply by clicking on link on website. Come down & play Bingo every Wednesday evening from 8.30pm in Club Hall. For more info on these & other club comings & goings check out www.whitehallcolmcille.ie, Facebook or Twitter @WColmcille.