BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BEST of luck to our U21 footballers in this weekend's County Final against Raheny. Hard Luck to our U21C hurlers, who lost the County Final with a scoreline of 2-6 to 0-11 against Raheny. Congratulations to the Ballyboden St Enda's representatives on the Dublin Senior Hurling team who overcame Laois in the Walsh Cup. They will now play Galway in the Walsh Cup Final next weekend. Hard luck to the Dublin Senior Footballers and the Ballyboden St Enda's players in their clash against Cork. Both the senior footballers and hurlers will play a double header in Croke Park next Saturday night. Countdown is on for Strictly The Sequel - our dancers are all rehearsing. For tickets log onto www.bodengaa.ie or contact Grainne Nolan on 087-9473625 or email email@example.com.
THE Nursery is on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm in the Leisure Centre. Check out our Facebook page for information on Strictly Ballyfermot. This week's Lotto numbers were 07-17-19-28; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot, €4,800. The four €30 winners are Ben @ Don c/o Chasers, Paul Tracy c/o Chasers, Rhys Ennis c/o Nursery, Aisling O'Gorman c/o Nursery. Tickets are €2 each and are available from club members or in Chasers itself. Please help support the club by getting your Lotto ticket. The club is always looking for new players for all teams; anyone interested can contact Paul on 086-2189173.
OUR Heroes of the Week are our newest members of the Whistleblowers Club. Take a collective bow Eoghan Flanagan, Keelan Toomey, Kevin Staunton, Luke Brabazon and Sean Ryan, and congratulations on becoming our newest Level 1 Referees. Well done lads. Our U15s had a good win to start off the league with David Drumgoole, Ryan Murphy, Evan Rowley and Eamonn Hill all exceptional and displaying great skills using both feet to pass and score. Training this Tuesday at 7pm in the gym. Our U16s had a fantastic start to the league defeating Championship winners Sylvester's by 6, and on a day full of heroic performances, best for Ballymun were Sean "Clean Sheet" Mulhall in goal, Andrew McCaul in defence, Sean Perkins in the middle and Ryan Graydon in attack. Next is a local derby against Isles away at 3pm. All support welcome. Club membership season is now open, please see your team mentor or any member of the Executive committee, or pay via the PayPal link on our webpage. As a player, with unpaid membership, you are not insured to play, and therefore not allowed play for the club. Please attend to this asap. St Kevin's are now renting out their hall facility for Parties, Basketball, Squash, Handball, Badminton and Indoor Soccer etc. Any interested persons, please contact Terry Carroll on 01-8342933.
THE Club Awards were a great success on Saturday night, with Tom Quinn winning Footballer of the Year, Conor Corcoran winning Hurler of the Year, Louise Mahony winning Camogie Player of the Year, and Denise Convery winning the inaugural Lynsey Flood Memorial Shield for being Ladies Footballer of the Year. A big thank you to everyone who helped out at the event also. The club are looking for volunteers to help out at the Scór na nÓg Finals in City West Hotel on the 14th February. If you would like to help out, please contact Barbara O'Neill at 086-3782419. See the website for full details. GMT is back up and running, meeting in the Carpenter Car Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. Training for the 2nd Annual Club Cycle has commenced, which will be on Easter Saturday. Full details on the website, cyclists of all ages and experience welcome. Membership for the New Year is due, please continue to hand in all forms and fees. Forms can be downloaded from the website. The Nursery is on every Saturday at 10am. All new families and members are welcome, and as always the club shop will also be there. The club is seeking a new Pitch Coordinator for the New Year. Please contact club secretary Lisa Kiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 086-1022296 if you are interested or have further questions.
THE Club AGM will take place on Wednesday February 4th in Islandbridge. The evening will start with training at 7pm followed by the AGM at approximately at 8:30pm. In terms of training, we are starting earlier than last year but the plan is to ramp up over the coming weeks so the first sessions will be light and brisk but picking up a head of steam as the start of the league campaign closes in. Don't forget boots and helmets. All current and new players are encouraged to attend the AGM. Our former members are equally welcome, particularly those who might have an interest in assisting the club in some way on or off the pitch during the year or even if you just want to keep in touch with the club. The outgoing committee hasn't been idle over winter. Plans are well advanced for the annual club weekend away with our international squad heading for Brussels on weekend of 21st February. Anyone interested in travelling that hasn't already booked should contact the current chairman, Conor Bracken. We will have more info on that trip in these notes in the weeks ahead. We are looking to the possibility of challenge games over the next couple of weekends to get us ready for league fixtures beginning in March.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
THE large numbers out training at all age levels is a real sign that the new season is well and truly underway. And it won't be long before the various league and other competitions get into full swing. New players are most welcome at all times and the Club Directory for the various team contacts is on the website - http://clannagaelfontenoy.ie/. The various team coaches are also busy preparing for the new season and many of them recently benefited from a fantastic presentation and coaching session by Paudie O'Neill as part of the valuable Le Chéile Programme put together by the club's Orlaith Curran. On the coaching team with the Tipperary senior hurlers, as a Clonmel man O'Neill has represented his county at minor and U21 levels and played senior hurling with Dublin; and the benefit of his experience was plain to be seen. Congratulations to Pat Kane and to Dean Gannon - the latest in the line of Clanns representatives to proudly 'fly the flag' on the bigger stage. Pat Kane has been invited to manage the Dublin U16 Girls' Football Squad, while Dean Gannon has played his way onto the Dublin Minor Football Panel. Finally, the following numbers drawn on the 26th January did not produce a Club Lotto winner for the jackpot of €6,000 - 15, 25, 31 and 32.
WELL done to all juvenile players who took part in Gormanstown Sunday afternoon. Gormanstown will continue for the next few weeks. Deepest sympathy to Fintan, the Quill family and all in Cuala Camogie on the untimely passing of Orla. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Well done to all mentors and parents who took part in the Foundation Hurling Course. Thanks to Peter Elliot for organising the course. We are always looking for new players for all of our teams in the club. Anyone interested in joining our club, contact Peter Elliott on 086-8572569. 2015 club membership is now due. You can pay your membership online via our website or to your mentor at training. It is important to note that if membership is not paid, players are not insured for training or matches. Club Gear available from Siobhan on 086-3898844.
NO winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €5,000 for Monday 26th January. Ten match 3 winners each receive €60. Next week's Jackpot will be €5,500. Tickets are €2 each and the draw takes place every Monday at 11pm in the Club Lounge. Tickets for the National GAA Draw must be returned by Thursday 5th February. All counterfoils sold and unsold are required. Membership fees for 2015 are now due and must be paid by the end of the month. Payment can be made to Club Registrar Linda Scanlon or at the bar. Receipts will be issued. Our thanks to Dublin senior players James McCarthy and Danny Sutcliffe for their attendance at the Juvenile Awards Ceremony on Saturday. Congratulations to all our young award winners. All juvenile teams return to competitive action this week. Executive Committee will meet on Monday 9th at 8.30pm. Condolences to the family of Larry Bolger, who sadly passed away last week. May he Rest In Peace.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to the lads who played out a friendly against Ballyboden over the weekend. Best on the day were Jay Flynn, Alan Boyle and Karl Skelly. Training times this week are as followed: U8 boys, Monday at 4pm at the club and Wednesday 6:30 at the Community Centre. U10 boys Monday at 4pm at the club and Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Community Centre. U12 boys to be confirmed. U12 girls Wednesday in the Community Centre time to be confirmed and Saturday 12:30pm at the clubhouse. U14 girls Wednesday at 4pm at the clubhouse and Saturday at 12pm at the clubhouse. Men's team Wednesday night with Mick Brown at 8pm. Ladies team Monday and Wednesday night at the Community Centre, times to be confirmed. All new players welcome for all teams. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 10-28-45. 2X €20 winners were JO Dwyer c/o Pat and Christy Byrne c/o Mick. Next week's Jackpot €2,450. Thanks for your continued support. First committee tonight 7:30pm in the clubhouse.
MEN'S training continues at 7pm-8pm on both a Tuesday and Thursday night in Ballyfermot and we are also hurling and footballing on a Saturday in Pearse Park at 5pm. For more info contact Tony Russell or Ger Gavigan. The Ladies Boot Camp kicked off last week and will continue this Tuesday and Thursday. For more info contact Andrew Comerford. We would also like to congratulate Ben Quinn, Kevin Byrne and Conor Murphy and the Dublin panel on their progression to the Walsh Cup Final against Galway, which will be played on Saturday before Dublin and Donegal AHL1 in Croke Park. Club Lotto was not won and there was 1 Match 3 winners. The numbers drawn were 13-21-25-30. Next week's winning Jackpot will be €8,350. Club Shop now open every Thursday at 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park.
AS a mark of respect to the family of Órla Quill, all Cuala activities were cancelled last weekend. Órla was a player with the club from a very young age and had many friends and admirers within the Cuala family. Words cannot describe the sense of loss felt by the club at this sad event. She will be long remembered with fondness by us all and with deep regret that we will not see her reach her full potential both on and off the playing field. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Fintan her father, Eileen her mother, sisters Róisín and Siobhán, the wider Quill family and her many friends and team-mates.
ERIN GO BRAGH
OUR AGM will be on Monday 9th February 8.30pm in the clubhouse. Nominations & motions to be sent to Club Secretary John Kinsella; email email@example.com, 086-8184054. Only fully paid up members may vote at the AGM. We will be holding a Foundation Coaching Course on Thursday 5th & 12th Feburary at 7:45pm in the clubhouse. Call Finbarr 086-3837411. With Coláiste Pobail Setanta, we will be holding Strictly Clonee. The event is on the 25th April. We are looking for male dancers and help with the organisation. Contact John 086-8184054. Our juvenile teams are looking for players. See our website eringobraghgaa.ie for more. Our Nursery continues on Tuesdays 6pm-7pm in Castaheaney Community Centre and Saturday 11.15am Phibblestown Community Centre. Well done to St Catherine's U16s, who won their opening league game at the weekend. Our ladies juvenile teams are looking for new players. Our U14 and U9 ladies are looking for players. Call Linda 087-9785053 for U14 and Maria 087-2380741 for U9s. Our adult ladies football & camogie teams are looking for players. Contact John 087-2727077. Anyone interested in playing football can call Pat 087-7642155. Our league winning hurlers are back in training. Anyone interested in playing can contact Karl 087-2352074.
MEMBERSHIPS are now due. Yvonne Berigan will be in Juvenile Room on Saturday from 11am-1pm. New members must pay before playing or training. Training is back in earnest. Management teams in place. Competitive games not for a few weeks yet. Full attendance at training is required this week as we look to the start of league games soon. No excuses. Keep an eye on website for any upcoming challenge games. An EGM has been called for Wednesday 11th February. Members should have received details by post. If not, please contact club chairperson Angela Tracey on 086-1686468 for more details. Thanks to everyone, who supported the Minor and Adult Players Section Quiz. A very successful and enjoyable night was had. Section Meeting this Thursday 5th at 9:15pm. Music Bingo in the bar on Friday February 6th at 9pm. A night of fun and craic guaranteed. Grasshoppers are back in action for ages 4-6. Every Saturday in Club Hall between 10am-11am. New members always welcome. Juvenile Disco Friday 13th February. 7pm-9pm. €5 entry. Live Music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from The Cubes. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last Thursday. Numbers drawn were 2-6-7-16 and bonus number was 23. Next week's Jackpot is €2,600.
WELL done us. Faughs Celtic were awarded 'Medium Camogie Club of the Year' at Saturday's Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to Melissa, Liam & all involved. Congratulations to Catherine Costelloe on being voted Dublin Camogie Senior 4 Player of the Year. A big "Thank You" to Michael Douglas as he stands down as Pitch Co-Coordinator after several years of dedicated service. We wish Philip Ryan well as he replaces Michael in this pivotal position. Training for all teams continues this week, contact team mentors for times. Monday Makers yesterday evening was very well attended and most enjoyable. The inaugural Faughs 3K on Saturday was a huge success and a great social occasion. It is hoped to make it a regular event in the future. A date for your diaries - come along and celebrate Valentine's Night in the members' bar with DJ, dancing and finger food in a romantic atmosphere. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Joe Kerins, who is hospitalised at the moment. Everyone in the club looks forward to seeing you back in action soon, Joe. Annual membership is now due, payable to Tom Ryan, Evelyn or register & pay online on www.faughs.ie. Deepest sympathy is extended to the Lynch and Rea families on the death of John (Sean) Lynch. Also to the Rafter family on the death of Vincent's sister-in-law Mary, and to Donal Smith on the death of his mother (grandmother to Conor, a member of our U10 squad). Ar dheis De go raibh said go leir. Club Lotto - numbers 4, 6, 7 & 11. No winner. Fourteen 'Match 3' (share €200).
THE club would like to thank St Colmcille's for their invite into The Jim Nevin Cup last Sunday and congratulate St Colmcille's on their win. Best of luck to our girls' U16 in their ongoing Dublin trials. Hard luck to our boys' U15s and U16s, who both suffered losses in the league at the weekend. Commiserations to Darren Daly and the Dublin football team on their recent defeat to Cork in the league. Our Juvenile Awards will be held in Kettle's Hotel on Friday 6th February at 7pm. Our U11s team will be playing at half-time in the Dublin v Donegal game in Croke Park this Saturday 7th February. There will also be a tribute to the Dublin County Board Chairman, the late Andy Kettle. Memberships for 2015 must be paid in full by March 31st - membership forms are now available. Please note that membership can also be paid online via myclubfinances.com - please see the club Facebook page for further information. The club's Operation Transformation Group will continue to meet every Saturday morning at 9.30am at the pitch - beginners welcome each week. The club would like to send best wishes to Kiddo. No winner of this week's Lotto. Lotto numbers were 3, 5, 26 & 35. €20 to P McDonagh, G O'Brien & K Warren. Next week's Jackpot is €13,058.
CONGRATULATIONS to Fingallians AC member Anne Marie Torsney, who has been named as most Outstanding Juvenile for 2014. This is the highest award any juvenile athlete can receive. She will be presented with her trophy on 28th February at the Tullamore Court Hotel. Anne Marie has continued her good form of last year by winning the U19 Shot Putt at the Junior Indoors in Athlone two weeks ago. All members and mentors are invited to attend the first coaching forum of 2015, which will be taking place this Friday night 6th of February at 9:30pm in the club hall. The agenda is Spot & Fix workshop practical, coaching resources Football/Hurling and Website & Social Media training. Operation Transformation has gone from strength-to-strength in the club. The program this week is: Weigh-in each Monday 6.30pm-8pm; Walk Wednesday night 7pm & Walk followed by Aerobics Class from 10.30am on Saturday morning all in/from the club. The dates for the diary: Easter Camp 2015 will be on Monday 30th of March-2nd of April (Monday-Thursday). Congratulations to our Vice-Chairman Aidan Scully on being elected to the board of the CCC2. The weekly Lotto numbers are 1, 13, 15, 19 & 26. There was no winner, so this week's Jackpot will be €3,334.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
WE had one bus in Portlaoise on Sunday for the Walsh Cup game. It was an impressive display by Dublin. Shane Barrett, Ben Quinn and Cian MacBride showed a lot of promise. Conal Keaney was a class apart and was voted Man of the Match by our bus supporters. We now look forward to playing Galway in Croke Park on Saturday evening at 5pm. Sorry to hear that Tommy Dunne is leaving as coach and we wish him the best of luck. He will be missed as the players had great respect for him. Congrats to Tom Durkan, Jimmy Wren, Gareth Daly and Pat O'Keeffe, who won GAA Diaries in our Monthly Members Draw. We now have 160 signed up members for 2015. Membership costs €20 for adults and €10 for juveniles. To sign up visit our website www.fodh.ie. You can also do so by sending your details and money to Tom O'Donnell, St Vincent's CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.
2014 Adult Player of the Year Awards and Club Person of the Year will be held in the clubhouse this Saturday 7th February at 9pm. All players are asked to attend and all members welcome. Registration fees are due and must be paid by the 16th February 2015. We will facilitate this process by having a member available to collect the subscriptions on the 10th, 11th, & 12th February from 7pm-8.30pm and 14th February from 11am-1pm in the club. However, registrations will be taken any time before by post to the Club Registrar at Good Counsel GAA & Camogie Club, Davitt Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12. Alternatively, they can be left in the registration box at the back of the Club Bar. You can download the 2015 Registration Form from the club website. The club will be holding a recycling drive as a fundraiser for the club on Saturday 28th February. Clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft towels are acceptable. More details are available on the club website www.goodcounsel.ie. A wonderful night was had by those who attended the Camogie Awards on Saturday in Westmanstown. Our thanks to Dublin Camogie Board for organising the event so well. The evening was made even more special when Good Counsel came away with several awards. Emma Whyte was voted Senior County Player of the Year and Sarah Coyne was voted Senior 6 Club Player of the Year. The Senior 6 League trophy was also presented to captain Aedin McAdams and members of the winning team. Great to get a bit of silverware back in the club. The Club Lotto was not won this week. Next week's Jackpot is €4,100.
PREPARATIONS are ongoing for Kevin's biggest fundraiser of 2015. It is a sponsored walk up Wicklow's highest mountain "Lugnaquilla" on Saturday March 21st. We invite everyone and anyone on board. Club members, parents, friends etc from 16 years old upwards. To sign up contact Olive Patchell, 086-3830934 or Eoghan Redmond, 087-2369951. The training has started every Tuesday & Thursday at 7.30pm at Harold's Cross Bridge for a walk along the canal, also Sundays in the Phoenix Park at the camogie grounds at 2pm or out to Bray Head. Check Kevin's Facebook page for updates. The New Year Annual Subs are now due. Gerry Hall is looking for everyone to make payment promptly as there are a lot of bills, insurance etc to be paid now. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. It is 4 numbers now, €1,800. Last night's draw, Monday 2nd February, was in The Lower Deck Pub, Portobello. 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. Most of the juvenile teams are back training at this stage. Contact individual mentors for exact details as some are indoors for first few weeks. ABC Nursery is in Girl Guides Hall opposite Synge St Church 10am-11pm. Contact Marcus with any queries on 087-6620282. Camogie girls age 7-10 are in Girl Guides Hall 11am-12pm. Contact Rosairi on 086-3005878. Gerry Hall is urgently looking for any remaining GAA National Club Draw tickets back, sold or unsold. They all have to be accounted for to the GAA. If anyone has any please contact Gerry immediately on 087-6463950. Patricia has some new Kevin's hoodies, gear & kits available for sale, 086-8443536. Contact Gerry Brennan re the ABC Nursery on 086-3818788 or Marcus on 087-6620282.
MANY thanks to all the teams who sent in match reports this weekend. Full details can be found on our website www.lucansarsfields.ie. Over 1,500 players in action in the last week across all 4 codes from age 7 to 40+. Membership is now due for 2015 and can be renewed on-line via our website. It is with great regret that we learned of the passing this week of Molly O'Toole after a short illness. Molly was a member of our U14 Girls' Football Team. She is a daughter of Niamh and Kevin O'Toole and a loving sister of Jack, Ben and Alex, all members of our club. She will be sadly missed by our whole club community. The family have requested that matches and training not be interrupted but that players and mentors take a moment to remember Molly at matches and training. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam. Our Adult Awards Night takes place on Saturday 7th February. The Cupla Focal Club continues on Mondays in the clubhouse. 8pm-9pm for beginners, 9pm-10pm Irish Hour for those who wish to use it. The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club 25 Card Drive continues every Friday in the Clubhouse Bar. Set-dancing every Wednesday at 8:30pm. All welcome. The Club Shop is open on Thursdays 7:30pm-8:30pm and Saturdays from 10:30am-1:30pm. Lucan District Credit Union GAA Academy @ Lucan Sarsfields from Saturday 17th January 2015. New Time - 9.30am for Camogie and Ladies Football; 10am for Boys Football and Hurling, for boys and girls born in 2008, 2009 and 2010 - 12th Lock, Lucan. Contact Johnny @ 085-1294102. There was no winner of this week's €9,500 Lotto draw. Nos 1, 8, 20 and 22.
CLUB Annual Presentation and Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday February 28th in the Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan. Tickets can be purchased from any club committee member or online at www.manowargfc.com. Hard luck to our U16 boys' team, who lost out to O'Dwyer's on Saturday. The lads have a home match next Saturday against Castleknock. Support welcome. All adult men's, ladies and juvenile teams have returned to training. New players are always welcome. This year the club are entering a ladies 2nd team. Anyone interested in joining this would suit beginners, former players and/or minors. Interested? Contact 087-8378534.
CONGRATULATIONS to Shane Barrett, Joey Boland and Dublin Senior hurlers on Sunday's Bord na Móna Walsh Cup semi-final win over Laois. Dublin now play Galway in Final next Sunday in curtain-raiser to Dublin footballers' league meeting with Donegal and best of luck to all. Well done also to Lucy Collins, Fiona Tuite and Dublin Ladies Senior footballers on their NFL opening win against Monaghan. Hard luck to Dublin Senior footballers, including Tomás Brady, Jonny Cooper and Conor McHugh, on just losing out to Cork in 1st round NFL on Sunday. Mock Marriage with a full club cast taking place on Saturday 21st February. Tickets for this event are €25 for the full event to include wedding banquet and 'Afters' tickets to include entry to the speeches are just €10. Should be great fun, not to be missed, tickets now on sale in bar. Combined Stag & Hen in club Saturday 14th February. All welcome. Nursery returns Saturday 7th February at 9.30am and Club Shop also due to open. Mouth guard fitting service has been arranged for Na Fianna members with impressions being taken this Tuesday 3rd February in the club between 7pm-8pm. To avail of the service, members need to book a slot on the booking sheet on the main club notice board. Congrats to St Aidan's CBS on their Dublin A Senior Football title and also to Scoil Chaitríona on winning the Dublin U16 Camogie Championship last week. Members' subs now due, payments can be made online www.clgnafianna.ie or can be dropped to Club Office Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm. Sincere sympathies are extended to the Sweetman and Oliver families on the passing this week of Mrs Bridget Sweetman, grandmother of minor hurler and footballer Matthew and mother-in-law of Minor hurling mentor Paddy. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
NA GAEIL OGA
SHEOLAMAR ár bhfoireann camógaíochta Dé Domhnaigh seo caite i bPáirc an Fhionnuisce agus d'éirigh an-mhaith leis an gcéad seisiún traenála - go n-éirí leo as seo amach. Guíonn an cumann ár mbuíochas le Cumann Camógaíochta Átha Cliath, go háirithe imreoirí idirchontae Caitríona Power agus Áine Fanning agus an Cathaoirleach Pat Martin a bhí i láthair ar an lá. Beidh traenáil 'Strongbhean' ar siúl ar an Déardaoin d'imreoirí pheil na mban agus camógaíochta in Ard Aighin (Irish Sports Institute). Chomh maith leis sin, beidh traenáil camógaíochta ar siúl an tseachtain seo i bPáirc an Fhionnuisce ag a trí a chlog ar an Domhnach. Táimid an-sásta leis go bhfuil foireann A na bhfear i sraith a 7 anois. Beidh traenáil do na foirne peile agus iománaíochta ar siúl i gCaisleán Cnucha an tseachtain seo ar an Máirt agus ar an Déardaoin. Beidh peil ar siúl ag a seacht agus iomáint ar siúl ag a hocht a chlog. Tá cluiche dúshláin ag na hiománaithe ar an Satharn agus cluiche dúshláin ag na peileadóirí ar an Domhnach - sonraí le teacht trí théacs agus ar Facebook. Beidh Na Gaeil Óga Óga i nGaelscoil Naomh Pádraig, Leamhcán ar an Satharn arís ó 10.30 ar maidin go dtí 11.30 - má tá páistí agat, is féidir le leanaí tosnú linn fós - bígí linn Dé Sathairn. Ná déan dearmad go bhfuil ballraíocht do 2015 ag teastáil uainn anois (Daoine Fostaithe agus Mic Léinn). Tá ballraíocht shóisialta ar fáil do dhaoine i mbliana freisin - téigh go Facebook Na Gaeil Óga chun an t-eolas ar fad a fháil. Má tá níos mó eolais uait faoin gcumann, déan teagmháil linn ar Twitter @NaGaeilOga, Facebook 'Na Gaeil Óga' nó seol ríomhphost chugainn, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBERSHIP is now due. Payment is due before 31st March 2015, but the earlier that you pay the better for your club. Many of the club's affiliation, insurance etc fees are due early in 2015, so early payment of membership is much appreciated. The forms are also available on the membership section of the club website. The Club Registrar, Terry Keogh, will be in the clubhouse on Saturday morning from 10am to collect money. Mini-leagues starts back this Saturday the 7th of February. All children aged 4 up are welcome to join and learn the basic skills of the GAA games. Tickets for the Dublin Spring Series starting next Saturday are available for collection on Wednesday night at 8pm in the clubhouse. Naomh Barrog Swap Shop. We are still looking for parents and players to really have a good look to see if they have anything that would be suitable to donate. We would like to get this going in the next two weeks, so please drop down your unused gear as soon as possible. More info available on the website. Live music this Saturday from The Big Kahunas. The Six Nations kicks off this weekend. All the games live on the big screen in Barróg. All welcome. Successful launch of GAA for DAs on Friday night. All players welcome for an hour of social football. Next game is Friday week. The club have recently acquired a table football table. This is available for use during the same hours that the pool table is out. There is no charge to use the table. All members are free to come down and use facility. Thanks to all who came to the Strictly Barróg DVD Night.
PRE-SEASON training in full swing now. Very good turn out from all our players. We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the McGrath Family on the sad passing of Fred, a beloved husband and father. You will be greatly missed by all in Naomh Fionnbarra. Go ndéanadh Dia trócaire ar a anam dilís. We would like to thank all those who helped make our open day such a success on Sunday last. The committee for the 70th Anniversary have outlined some plans for our celebrations during 2015. January-March: 1940-50s; John Casserly, Noel Christopher, Liam Alford, Joe Casserly, Eilish Langan, Timmy Dunne, Rose Dunne, Ciaráin Kehoe. 1960-1970s; Mick Browne, Timmy Mullane, Jimmy Cullen, Bridìn Aherne, Laura Eustace. August-October: 1980-1990s; Ray O'Reilly, Declan Fagan, Madelaine Paget, Terry McKeogh. November-December: 2000-2015; Gerard O'Reilly Martin Costello, Catherine Kirby, Lee McKeogh, Robert McDonald, Ian McDonald, Angela O'Neill, Stephen Browne. One night in this decade will be set aside for a night where the players and members come together for sharing memories, fun and craic. Everyone will be asked to wear clothes from their particular era. The main Dress/Dinner Night will take place on 27th November 2015. Jackie McKeogh will head the team for that night. Anyone willing to help with these celebrations contact club. Executive meeting on Thursday next 8pm.
FOLKS just to let you all know there will be two more selling nights for tickets for players' night. Food will be ordered this day week. So if you need a ticket you will have to collect on these nights, as by this day next week sales will close with no exceptions. Next Tuesday 7.30pm-9pm. Please get up on one of these nights. Well done to Maur's Ciaran Reddin, who played for Dublin Senior Footballers in the opening game of the National League against Cork. Good luck to Olivia Leonard and the Dublin Ladies, who take on Monaghan Sunday. Our U15 and U16 boys' teams are both in dire need of new jerseys. If anyone is interested in sponsoring or knows of sponsors please contact Peter Monks or Derek Farren. U9 girls played 2 friendlies today in Clondalkin. Won 1 really well and narrowly lost the other. Well done to all the girls. Great points scored. Gaelic for Mothers & Others are back at a later training time of 12:30pm every Saturday. New members are always welcome. Just come along and try a session. Rail Sale - Club Fundraiser. St Maur's Gaelic for Mothers & Others are hosting a Rail Sale on 26th February. All proceeds will go towards buying new equipment for the club. We are looking for donations of good quality and condition clothes, shoes, bags, belts, jewellery, accessories, sportswear and sports equipment for ladies, gents and children. You can drop off donations at the following times: Saturdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm, the training pitch; Wednesdays & Thursdays from 6pm-7pm, the hall or call Maria on 086-2643413 or Siobhán on 087-6168523 to arrange collection. Anybody that's interested in getting a gum shield fitted, Kevin will be back Thurs 6:30pm.
WE wish to remind all members that if you pay your membership before 12pm on Saturday the 7th of February, you will get an extra €20 on your Loyalty Card. Please avail of this attractive offer as membership fees are a vital aspect of club finance. A number of our young players are heading to Africa next weekend to do charity work. We wish them "Bon Voyage" and a safe return. Our U16 footballers started their league campaign with a good away victory. Well done lads. Next Saturday at 2pm at home, our U21 footballers are playing St Anne's in the Championship semi-final. All club members are requested to come along and support the squad. This is a very busy time on the sporting calendar and we wish to remind all members that we show all major sporting events on our big screens. Finger food is provided and all are welcome. The bad weather and some necessary repair work has restricted the use of our pitches recently. We wish to thank all mentors for their understanding and co-operation. Well done to Shane Carthy, who put in a good "shift" for the Dubs on Sunday. Congratulations to the Dublin Ladies, who got their league campaign off to a fine start with an impressive win over Monaghan. With the playing season now about to commence for all teams, mentors are asked to submit news for the club notes to Willie Fallon on a weekly basis. The notes are compiled on a Sunday night.
Security is always a major issue and once again we remind all mentors to ensure that dressing rooms are locked at all times. Never leave property visible in your car.
GREAT night had by all on Saturday night at the Club Dinner Dance and Annual Awards Ceremony. A big thank you to everyone involved in organising and supporting the event. The Naomh Olaf Senior Football Team will play Kiltane, Mayo for the Cosgrove McAndrew Memorial Cup on Saturday 7th February at 12.30pm in Stepaside all-weather pitch. Presentation of cup and refreshments in the club after the game. Naomh Olaf awarded Best Small Club at the Dublin Annual Camogie Awards on Saturday night. Congratulations to all concerned. New members welcome for all teams. Contact Mary Gibney 087-2405222. Naomh Olaf very successful Ladies Football Section welcomes new members to join all teams. Contact Stephen Murray on 086-1731740. Sympathy is extended to the Collinge Family, Clonard on the death of Brian's mother, Rose Collinge; to the Weir Family, Balally Drive, on the death of Seán Weir and to the Burke family, Moreen on the death of Mark Burke. Results of Lotto Draw Sunday 1st February - winning numbers 7-20-26. There were no winners of the Jackpot. 5 x €30 winners: Joyce O'Sullivan c/o the club. Margaret Ellis c/o JPC, Maura Foley c/o Dolores Kinsella, Betty Dowling c/o AK Delaney & Orla McCaffrey c/o T Hughes. The bonus prize was won by Paula Feehan c/o Molly Daly. Next week's Lotto Jackpot is €3,100.
TRAINING for men's team will continue on Tuesday & Thursday at 7.30pm. New & old players are more than welcome. Training for ladies team continues on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Please be in the club at 7:15pm. New & old players are more than welcome. Juvenile fixtures for the coming week can be found at www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. Our Club Lotto is available to play online, www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 11-20-24. This week's Jackpot will be €1,240. Membership for 2015 is now due at www.odwyersgaa.com.
GREAT start for the U15 footballers in their first league game at the weekend beating Thomas Davis 5-13 to 2-3. All players did well with Billy Chaney, Sean Roe, Alex Hutton, Craig Conyard, Sean Quinn and 'Fishy' Salmon leading the win. With the season now back in full swing, we are looking for volunteers to manage our ClubApp. Contact Aoibhinn on 085-1321694 or leave your details at reception. Full training will be provided. The Parnell's Golf Society is open to all members. We have 8 outings a year from March-November on different days to accommodate all members. The cost to join €10. If you are interested in joining please contact Danny Keenan on 086-8414510. Thanks to everyone who supported the National Club Draw to raise funds for our club. Fingers crossed for a Parnell's winner this month. On Saturday, our U11 footballers face O'Toole's at 11am at Blunden Drive. In Pairc Ciceam on Saturday, U12 Football Blitz Group 1 kicks off at 12.15pm, Parnell's v Ballymun Kickhams. At the same time in Chanel, the U12 2 team face Naomh OPER. At 2pm in Chanel, the U13 footballers face Ballymun Kickhams in the Division 5 Grading League and our U14 footballers versus Ballyboden St Enda's. U16 footballers are away at Marley Park v Ballinteer St John's.
MANY congratulations to our U21 hurling team, who had a 1 point win on Saturday in the Final of the Championship. Fantastic display from Rutherson Real, who scored 2 goals. Well done to all the lads and the management on the win. A big thank you for the support from the Parish. We are hoping for the same support next Saturday at 2.30pm in Parnell Park, where our U21 footballers are playing in the Division 1 Final of the Football Championship. Looking forward to seeing a sea of maroon in Parnell Park. Hard Luck to the Dublin Senior Footballers yesterday, but it was great to see Brian Fenton doing the county and club proud. Also to hear our David Henry commentating as gaeilge on the game. Well done to Dublin Senior Hurlers on a good win over Laois. Thanks to David Henry, Gavin Ivory, Jacqueline Elbert and Siobhan Woods for giving up their time on Saturday morning to film a segment with SKY191, Irishtv.ie, for the club. We will let you all know when that's being aired. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook to be kept up to date with the games, results and activities in the club. This week we have our Senior Camogie Ladies holding a Pub Quiz on Thursday evening in the club, 8.30pm. €40 per team of 4. Our Feile girls, who are putting in two teams this year in both codes, are holding a Bingo Night on Friday night in the club hall. All welcome. And our senior lads are holding a fun, run and splash on Saturday morning. Please show your support. Our Lotto is now at a massive €4,800. It could be you. All members should receive their membership renewals this week. Membership week will begin on 9 February.
WELL done to the winners at Ranelagh Gaels Annual Awards night on Saturday. Ger Connolly, Ladies Player of the Year; Eamon Courtney, Men's Player of the Year; and Conn McCloskey, Club Person of the Year. There was no winner of the January Draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto, which was held in Smyths on Thursday night. The numbers drawn were 9, 12, 14 and 16. The winners of the €50 spot prizes were Ruby, Lisa McAnena, Kerry Murphy and Olive King. The next draw will take place on Thursday, February 26 in Humphreys when the Jackpot will be an impressive €2,100. Tickets cost just €2 and can be brought from Smyths, Birchalls, Humphreys and the Tap House. Or you can play by logging into www.locallotto.ie and playing online. Men's training is on Mondays in Clanna Gael Fontenoy and Wednesdays in Wesley College Ballinteer, both 8.30pm. The ladies team are back in pre-season training tonight between 7.30pm and 8.30pm in Underground Fitness in Deansgrange. The Ranelagh Gaels Academy runs every Saturday in Herbert Park at 11.45am. This year we will be entering U8/9/10 teams in football and U8 in hurling too. Home games this season will be in Dartry Park. The Academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun and safe environment for children four-years-old and up.
IT'S great to see the majority of the teams back playing after the long break. Adults train Tuesdays and Thursdays, with juvenile teams at various time during the week. New members both young and old, male and female are always welcome and you can contact us on 083-3448695 for all details. Our Team of the Week are our U12 boys, who had a comprehensive win over St Brigid's away on Saturday. Our Registration Day takes place this Saturday in the Perrystown Community Centre between 10am-1pm. We are also having a clothes collection on this Saturday and they can be left into us no later than 1pm on Saturday. On May the 9th we are hosting The Kube. We are looking for help from all our members for the planning and execution of this fundraiser. Anyone wishing to take part in The Kube or help with sponsorship, ads etc should contact us on 083-3448695.
ROUND TOWER, CLONDALKIN
DINNER Dance 2015 will take place Friday week - Friday 13th February at the Red Cow Moran Hotel. Members are now encouraged to make their purchases. Tickets will be available from the club this coming Thursday and Friday night, from 7.30pm-8.30pm. Alternatively you can buy online at www.roundtower.ie. Tickets are priced at €45 and this includes a four-course-meal and live music from Night Shift. Tickets also available from Ed O'Malley: 087-8073391; Phil O'Connor: 087-2323521; Jessica O'Malley: 087-2806273; Cathal O'Donoghue: 087-2834150 (from Frames Etc, Convent Road); Annette Harrington: 087-2827631; Michael McGlynn: 087-9082970. Membership is now due for renewal & new members are welcome for year 2015. It's easy to register online and takes just a few moments - visit www.roundtower.ie. Alternatively you can pay membership in the club. Thank you to people who are choosing to register their juveniles online. But please be advised you are still required to complete a registration form. Forms are available from the club and can be completed in just a few moments. Congrats to our senior camogie team, who were honoured for their championship success at the Dublin Camogie Annual Awards Night. A hurling section quiz will take place in the clubhouse Saturday 28th February. A table of four is €40 and the night will also see presentation of AHL4 winner's medals and presentation to 2014 Hurler of the Year. Club members are advised, you must ensure slot for your respective training session has been allocated by the Adult Games Committee. This is to prevent duplication. You are asked to make your booking by contacting Shay Clifford at 086-3179077. Round Tower Lotto draw, 26th January. Jackpot €10,000 & numbers drawn 3-7-24-26. Bonus Ball 15. No overall winner & one bonus ball winner: Paddy Stynes. 3 x €100 winners: Lorraine Hanley, Bill Griffin, Ned O'Byrne.
ROUND TOWER, LUSK
THE first fundraiser of the year for the club will be a Table Quiz this Friday 6th February at 8:30pm with a table of 4 costing just €20. The Round Towers Last Man Standing competition kicks off this week, with an entry fee of just €5. Contact Joe Sullivan on 085-8562381 to register and tweet your team to @magilljs. Our Academy runs each Saturday morning from 10:45am-12pm and caters for boy and girls aged between 4-7 in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie with a small cost of €2. This is a great 1st step for your child into the world of GAA. The Academy have a special offer on a kit for your little player, which consists of jersey, shorts and socks for €25. Please contact our GPO James Costello for further details on 086-3185870. Our minors got the ball rolling with the first training session to be held at the Old Ball Alley on Station Road on Sunday morning. They had a great session and it was great to see them out training on grass, said their coach Stephen. This facility is available to all our teams for training purposes. There was no winner of our Lotto this week; numbers drawn were 3-9-11-13. €50 went to M Leech, while €25 went to Rose & Mary and T Cashel. Next Jackpot stands at €4,000. Our U8s had their best display so far in the Gormanston Indoor Hurling Tournament. Our first game saw our defenders stop wave after wave of attacks until we finally got on top. Our second game was played with great skill and seemed effortless at times. U14 footballers played a challenge game on Saturday v Scoil Ui Chonaill. Towers were comfortable winners with David Moore, Ross Connell and Sean Naughton performing particularly well in difficult conditions.
SCOIL UI CHONAILL
VERY busy in the club on Saturday as the Adult Footballers, Nursery, U8s-11s, girls' teams etc all trained from early morning. This was followed by the U16s, who won their first league game of the football season. We send best wishes to Caoimhin MacCarthaigh, who is recovering from a serious leg injury during the game and will be out of action for a while. More fixtures next weekend as the Juvenile Season starts for many teams. Fantastic response from members to the GAA National Club Draw with tickets sold right up to the closing time set by the County Board. All proceeds go to the club coffers, so let's hope we have a winner this time. Great night in Clontarf Castle for the Awards/Party 2014. Congratulations to all the winners of awards and medals including; Club Person of the Year - Dominic Morgan, Ladies Player - Nicole Rock, Young Player - Louis Costello, Adult Hurler - Adam Wilson, Adult footballer (AFL3) - Danny Lane, Adult Footballer (AFL8) - Eddie Smith, plus medals to the AFL3 promotion winning team. Comhghairdeas to all and well done to Declan for organizing the event. Double header in Croke Park next Saturday and best wishes to the Dublin Hurlers in the Walsh Cup Final at 5pm and to the footballers v Donegal at 7pm.
THE Juvenile Academy is in action every Saturday morning at 10am in Rathmichael School. The Academy caters for children from 4-8 years old at only €2 per week. There is no annual subscription and covers Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. All equipment is supplied. New members are always welcome. Girls U12 meet in Scoil Mhuire at 10am. Boys U12 have a match against St Monica's in Shanganagh Castle at 10am. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a Jackpot of €1,700. The €50 prize went to Denise Dowling. Training for the adult football team is in Rathmichael School on Thursday night at 9pm. Make sure you are registered and eligible to play this season.
GREAT start for Lyndsey Davey as Dublin Ladies Football Captain with a good win over Monaghan, where she chipped in with a point. Thanks to all who sold National Draw tickets and good luck in the draw. Could all those with outstanding tickets unsold please return to Fergal 086-8984657, Ger 086-6032017 or Joanne 086-4055823 as soon as possible. Club Annual Membership now due. All players must also pay the mandatory Injury Fund Fee and Membership Fee before the season starts. Subscriptions as last year with an extra Social Membership. Now available at €50. You can now pay on line at skerriesharps.ie and follow the links. Adult and Juvenile Training are now back in full swing. Any person interested in playing or helping with any team can contact Paul Donnelly 086-8431268 or anyone interested in playing with a juvenile team or helping out can Contact Pat Delaney 087-6181179. Adult footballers wanted for new third team. If you are interested in playing or helping with the team you can contact Paul Boyd 087-2298276. Training on Tuesday and Thursday 8pm. Will be flexible re work commitments and exams etc: Games usually Sunday afternoons. Juvenile Games Meetings continue every Thursday night at 9pm, and Adult Games Meeting at 10pm this week in the new clubhouse. Juvenile Academy Saturday morning between 10am and 11.30am. Gormanston Indoor Hurling has begun and will continue for the next few Sundays. Contact Denis 086-8177965 for more info. New clubhouse is well on course and should open by mid-February. Exciting times in the club. Old clubhouse will be demolished this week. Dates for Diary: Fashion Show - Friday 13th March in new clubhouse. Harps Golf Society Dates: Friday June 5th - Balbriggan GC. Friday 17th July - Swords Open GC, and Friday 25th September - Captain's Day in Skerries GC.
A great night was had by all at the St Anne's SFL Division 1 Winners of 1989 Reunion. Great to see so many familiar faces. The banter was flowing with great tales of days gone by. St Anne's GAA Club AGM will take place Thursday 5th February at 7.30pm. New Committee members welcome. All members are asked to come along. Congratulations to the U21s on their win over St Margaret's on Saturday. Semi-final v Naomh Mearnog next Saturday 7th February. Well done to the U16s on their win over St Maur's. Badminton is on Monday evenings, 7pm-9pm. All welcome. Condolences to Pat Farrelly and his family on the sad passing of their mother Carmel Farrelly. Tuesday is Cash Bingo Night. Thursday is Open Ballad sessions. Friday is Open Music Session Night. Saturday 7th February, it's The Elvis Tribute Show. Free live music. All welcome along. A night of fun and games on Thursday 19th February 2015 at 7pm in aid of "Pieta House", "Operation", "Jenga", "3D Snakes and Ladders" and "Buckaroo". No cover charge but all donations most welcome. O'Regan's Pharmacy, Old Bawn offer a 15% discount to all St Anne's Members. Membership for 2015 for all members & players is now due. All teams are back training. Contact Adam @ 087-6386394 for juvenile teams or Nipper @ 086-3235885 for adult teams. 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.
STARS OF ERIN
ADULT men's team had a good game against Wanderers, but lost by 3 points. U16s had a good start to their new season with a win over Ballinteer St John's. All the lads played well. U13s beat Kilmacud. Table Quiz in Step Inn on Thursday 5th February starts at 9pm. Clothes Bank in car park. Lotto Jackpot was won, €1,200. Congratulations to Cian Rogers. Numbers drawn: 4-19-28. Next week's Jackpot starts at €500.
LOTTO results 31st January: numbers drawn were 5-8-13-23 for a Jackpot of €6,950. No winner. €50 winners were Kevin O'Toole c/o Eric, Jean Hanley c/o Miriam and Pamela Hempton c/o Owen. Next week's Jackpot is €7,100. Many thanks for your continued support. The club is looking for a new manager ahead of the commencement of the AFL8 2015 Season. Contact Chairman George McAlastair on 086-8371818 for further information. A pre-season challenge game will take place away against St Margaret's on Monday 9th February. Throw-in is 8pm. Training continues this Wednesday at 7:30pm in Genesis Gym, Baldoyle and Saturday at 5pm sharp at the pitch. All players expected to attend and new players are welcome. Annual membership fees are now due to John Cooley or any committee member.
2015 Club Membership is now due and can be paid online. All details are on club website. Thanks to all who took part in our Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on Friday. Over €1,600 was paid out in prize money, with Gavin McIntyre claiming the €600 top prize. Next Poker Night is on March 6th. Tickets €25, available from 087-6339238, email@example.com or at the door. Our Club Nursery has resumed as normal from 9.30am-11am every Saturday morning. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area and new members and families are especially welcome. Contact Paul on 087-9154748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place this Thursday, February 5th in the Roselawn Inn. Make sure you have your tickets, available online or from usual sellers. Sky Sports has returned to the Club Bar. Bar is open from; 7.45pm Monday-Friday, from 6pm on Saturday and from 12pm on Sundays. Updated Twist Timetable now online. Congratulations to our own Pat Martin on his election as Leinster Council Camogie Chair. Pat will take over the reins in 2016. Allianz League Predictions game on club website, free to play and open to all. Well done to all our Dublin representatives, male and female over the weekend. Finally, tune into The Throw In every Monday from 7.40pm on 92.5 Phoenix FM for all your local GAA news.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
HUGE congratulations, from everyone in the club, go out to Rachel McAliister, who was awarded the Camogie Club Player of the Year for the Dublin Senior 7 Camogie League on Saturday. The award was presented by Aileen Lawlor, Uachtarán of Cumann Camogaíochta at a function in Westmanstown Sports and Conference Centre. Well done Rachel. Competitive action returned this week with our U21s and U15 footballers both coming out the wrong side of results against St Margaret's GAA Club. Our Club Registrar reminds everyone about getting their membership fees paid as soon as possible. We wish our neighbours River Valley Rangers best of luck in their FAI Junior Cup last-16 game next Friday. Quite a few of the team are former juvenile players of ours. The Club Lotto Jackpot was €1,600 this week and the numbers drawn were 1-7-9-13. There was no Jackpot winner. The €50 Lucky Dip winners were Dominic & Margaret Harris and Louise Mateer. Next week's Jackpot will be €1,700. The club are holding our Annual Registration Day for all players next Saturday the 7th of February from 10am-2pm in the clubhouse. Parents will be able to register their children for the current season and pay their membership to the Club Registrar (Jean McGill).
THE Official Launch of Strictly Naomh Jude 2015 took place in the club on Saturday night. Thank you to all who came, the turnout was outstanding. Best of luck to all the new partners learning their routines. A full list of the partners and the dance they have been assigned can be found on the club's Facebook page. Club Membership Subscriptions for 2015 are now due for payment. We would encourage members to use the secure & efficient on-line payment system, which can be accessed easily through the club website. There is a get together for all past and current hurlers in the club on Saturday February 7th. The plan is to meet up for the Ireland v Italy rugby match in the clubhouse. All are welcome. Hurley Repair Service available at Siopa Naomh Jude: Just leave broken hurl in Club Shop with €5 in attached envelope. Repaired hurl will be available for collection from shop in 1/2 weeks. Lotto are: 8-11-18-30. No match 4 and no match 3. Jackpot Next Week: €3,100.
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 - forms are automatically sent to you by email when you pay online). The Academy are training on Saturday in Kilnamanagh at 10.30am. New members are always welcome. The U10s are playing their first match of the season away to Samildánach. Meeting at the GAA Pitches in Kilnamanagh at 10am, throw-in at 11am, venue Cold Cut Road. The junior men's team training Tuesdays at 6.45pm and Thursdays at 7.45pm, currently in Belgard Community Centre. New members always welcome. The Club Lotto results for Sunday 1st February 2015. Numbers drawn: 1, 12 & 21. No Winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to Jimmy Gibson, Mark Fitzgibbon & Damien O'Keefe. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,000. You can purchase tickets via club members, on the night of each draw in Kingswood Lodge from 9.30pm and you can also play online anytime at www.stkevinskillinasgaa.com. Plans are well underway for the Cycle Rally 2015. Anyone from the community interested in coming on board to help organise it are more than welcome, just contact one of the committee members (contact details on the club website). Advertising opportunities for local businesses are now available for 2015.
NO winner in the Lotto at the weekend. 6-8-9-10. Our Jackpot is now €5,900. €20 winners are Jean Carroll, Lisa Dolan, Tony Redmond, Ester Sutton & Brendan Deegan. Don't miss out on getting your tickets every weekend. Information on a yearly ticket at really good value. Contact Mary Madigan. Our Thomas Ashe minors continued a league build-up with a challenge against Na Fianna on Sunday. Narrowly beaten 2-14 to 1-12 by Na Fianna. They play Erin's Isle Wednesday night at 7.45pm. Unlucky to the U21s as they were beaten in the Championship on Saturday. Next season with more experience they will push on further. Well done guys. The juniors also had 2 good challenge games last week against Fingallians & Wild Geese. Drawing both games. Fixtures for the weekend: Juniors play Kilbride Thursday at 8pm & Starlights Sunday at 12.30pm. Intermediates play Peregrine's this evening, Tuesday, at 8pm & Sunday play Round Towers Lusk at 11am. All games are being played in St Margaret's. Intermediate ladies team continue training this week Monday & Wednesday at 7.15pm in The Complex. New members & old crew are all very welcome. Mentors can text fixtures & results to 086-0648220 if you would like this information circulated around the club. Please do get in touch. Membership is now due. This can be paid to team mentors or any committee member. Must be paid before 31st March. Finally, we would like to congratulate Muireann Ni Scanaill, making her Senior Dublin Ladies debut at corner-back yesterday as they took on Monaghan in the 1st round of the National League in DCU. Dublin won 0-12 to 0-3. Well done to you & all the girls. You are an absolute credit to the club.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ciara Long, who won the Senior 3 Camogie Goalkeeper of the Year Award Ceremony last Saturday night. New trainers and coaches needed. Anyone willing to give a hand out training their child's team or any other team? We are running a Beginner's Course Tuesday the 3rd of February and Tuesday the 10th of February. Night 1: Introduction and Fundamental Movement and Skills Development. Night 2: Working with children, youths and adults, Games Development and conclusion. 6pm-8.30pm both evenings. Contact John Kelly 085-7284310. No previous experience needed. Slimming World every Tuesday in the club at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. New members welcome. Irish Dancing classes, registration 11.15am-11.30am every Saturday morning for new members. Call Anne Marie Martin on 085-1635058 for details. Bar opens at 2pm on a Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday. Set-Dance classes every Monday evening in the club, all welcome. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm, come along and have some fun. Music this Saturday the 7th of February "Quest". Carvery every Sunday in the club. All welcome. Party Facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Player's Lounge and Hall. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €2,100 Jackpot not won. Numbers were 10, 16, 18 & 30. 6 X €50 winners were 1 Dave Farrell c/o Wiggie 2 Tina Nestor c/o Hughy 3 Carmel Costello 4 Conor Casey 5 Dympna Doherty 6 Philip Lambe. Lotto tickets are €2 per ticket or 3 tickets for €5.
OUR AGM was held last Wednesday evening with the following members elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the following year: Paul Dillon (Chairman), Anthony Kelly (Vice-Chair), Philip Kelly (Secretary), Tom Clancy (Treasurer), Carol Monahan (Registrar), JJ Brennan (Cultural & Language Officer), Patricia Monahan (PRO), Harry Cavanagh (Development Officer), Jason Carroll, Suzanne Farrelly, Ciara Kelly and Mark Lyons (Committee members). There was no winner of our Club Lotto draw, which took place on Thursday night (January 29th). Numbers drawn out were 8-9-19. Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €650+. Tickets cost €2 each or 3 for €5 and can be purchased from our clubhouse each evening from 5pm or from 12pm at the weekend. Our adult ladies team aka The Monettes are hosting a fundraising Race Night in the clubhouse on Saturday the 21st of February, commencing at 8pm. The players and management would very much welcome your support. The Race Night is guaranteed to provide a great night's entertainment. Horses are available to purchase at €10 each and can be bought from any of our adult team players. Race Sponsorship and brochure advertisements are also available to purchase, with competitive rates offered for both. For more info on race sponsorship and brochure advertisement please contact Patricia 087-6128368, Philip 086-1051045 or Alan 087-9818725.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
COMMISERATIONS to U21 hurlers, defeated by Whitehall Colmcilles in final of B Championship on Saturday. Club Membership fees for 2015 are now due and all members are reminded that fees can be paid on-line via the club website - see www.plunketts.ie for details. Operation Transformation Warm-Up 5km Run and Walk in Phoenix Park on Saturday 14th February. Details on website. The main fundraising event for 2015 is The Kube show on Monday 16th March and the organising committee would appreciate and welcome full support from all teams. The club extends its deepest sympathy to Tom Browne and family in their bereavement on the recent death of Sheila, who was a highly-respected member of the club. The club also extends condolences to Tom Brennan and the Brennan family in their bereavement on the death of their mother and to Dennis Carr and family in their recent bereavements. Lotto numbers for 1st February were: 1, 16, 18 & 23. No winner of Jackpot. Match 3 winners: Geraldine Flanagan & Ronan Ralph. Jackpot now €6,450. See website to play Lotto on-line.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
OUR Lotto Jackpot just keeps climbing. It's at €8,800 on Friday. The numbers drawn last Friday were 3-15-21-26. The five envelope winners were Peter Lee, The Kavos, Dylan Farrell, Emily Spencer and Claire Cooke. Thanks everyone for your support. Congrats to Pats' latest referees: Patrick Meighan, Daniel Burke, Aaron Page and Scott Brooks. All 4 are now qualified GAA Refs for Go Games Football; Daniel can also referee Hurling Go Games. They join Maria Carr, who qualified as an LGFA Go Games Ref. Well done to these five young players, we hope that they enjoy their Reffing experiences with the club. Our next Juvenile Disco will take place on Friday 13 February in the Parish Hall from 8pm-9.30pm. All profits made will be passed onto the Donabate/Portrane Summer Festival. This event is open to members and non-members U9-U13. At our AGM, we announced our plans to arrange a workshop where everyone will have a chance to record what is most important to you as a player/parent/supporter, prioritise the goals the new Exec and sub-committees should work on in 2015 and in the coming years and suggest who might be able to help out. This workshop is being held on Monday 9 February at Donabate GC at 7.45pm. Finally, we have another Registration at Community Centre this Sat 11am-1pm for members who have not paid online www.myclubfinances.com.
WITH all football and hurling teams up and running for the season ahead, can we gently remind everyone that membership fees for 2015 are now due. It is especially important that all players are paid-up to be compliant with the player injury/insurance schemes in place. This week's Malahide Lotto Jackpot is €7,700 and can be played on line (€2 a play) through the link on the club website. There is a great range of club apparel available for purchase through the club's online shop, which can also be accessed through the special shop link on www.stsylvesters.ie The Syls Academy on Saturdays is in full swing and open to girls and boys from ages 4-7. It is being held on the all-weather pitch and ball wall area for the coming weeks. All welcome (1.30pm Saturdays).
IT'S a St Valentine's Day match up for the Senior Footballers, who meet Corofin in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at 2pm in O'Connor Park in Tullamore. Take it easy for a couple of weeks and keep your strength for that one. The Brewery Tap Pub on High Street in Tullamore will be looking after us once again before the big game, so see you all there. We will be organising buses to the game and will notify everyone the week before. Naomh Uinsionn Abu. The Senior Team are hosting a Fundraising Lunch in Clontarf Castle this Friday the 6th of February. RTE's Darragh Maloney and Boxing Champion Bernard Dunne are hosting the event. Please contact Michelle at 01-8335722 or email email@example.com to reserve a place. The Senior Hurlers are holding a Race Night in the club on Friday 13th February. Aidan Cooney from TV3 will be your host and there are some amazing prizes to be had on the night and a bit of craic of course. There are teams from all codes and age groups looking for mentors/assistants in the club. It's getting late in the day to be covering this, so if anyone can even spare a couple of hours a week it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out. The Annual Subscription Deadline has passed, so please pay online on the website or in the Club Office. No player can train or play until they are signed up. From Monday 9th of February, the gym will not be available for approx 2 weeks due to works related to:* New Passenger Lift * New Disabled Toilet * Gym Expansion * Rear Dressing Room Shower Facilities. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during this time.
THOMAS Davis Player of the Year Awards take place in the clubhouse - next Friday February 6 at 8pm. Admission is free and finger food will be provided. All are welcome to come along to see who gets our Adult Players of the Year Awards across football, hurling, camogie and ladies football. There will also be a band, so pop along for what should be a great night. There will be a Foundation Coaching Course combining hurling and football over two evenings on Thursday February 19 from 7pm-9.30pm and Friday February 20 from 7pm-9.30pm. Course is open to anybody who may be interested in coaching at any level. Mentors, parents, players etc. Contact Nollaig Ryan on 086-3976120 for details. Our Cubs Club Academy has returned and takes place every Saturday at 10am. New members welcome. Membership fees for 2015 are now due. These will be collected on Monday February 2, Tuesday February 3 and Wednesday February 4 from 7pm-9.30pm at the temporary bar at the rear of clubhouse. A full list of rates is available on our website. Tony Collins plays the club on Saturday from 9.30pm with The Shape on Sunday from 6.30pm-8.30pm. Well done to U16s, who beat Jude's, while U15s lost to Parnell's. Best wishes to U8-U14 footballers, who commence league programme next weekend. Lotto numbers were 2, 6, 11 and 20. There was no winner and next week's Jackpot will be €8,000. Sympathy to the Lee family on recent bereavement.
OUR U9s took to the field for the first match in 2015. There was some fine football on display from the team. The first league game starts this Saturday. All new players welcome. Contact Damien on 086-0761100. This week's Lotto numbers were 9, 14, 19 & 28. There was no winner. Next week €10,000 and the Reserve Draw is at €1,600.
PRE-SEASON training for all teams continues with Intermediates and Juniors out on Tues and Thursdays at 7pm at Westmanstown. Ladies training is on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 8am. New players, both Garda and civilian, welcome for all teams. Contact Eugene O Sullivan - 086-3791359. All club members are invited to launch of club strategic plan next Monday 9th February at 6.30pm in Westmanstown Sports Centre. The Tom Langan Tournament takes place in London from 22nd to 26th October this year.
THE Team of the Month is most definitely our U21 hurlers, who won the U21B Hurling Championship last Saturday. Congratulations to all the lads & their mentors on a great win. Thank you to everyone who turned up to support them. Congratulations also to Aisling Dunne, who was the Senior 5 Dublin Camogie Player for 2014. Please take note, CPR/Defibrillator Training Course has been postponed until 6th March. Keep an eye on website etc for more details. All members take note that the 2015 Registration/Membership fees are now due. Membership can be paid via our website and/or in club bar. Remember you must be registered & paid up to play. Lotto is €1,000. Don't forget you can play online simply by clicking on link on website.
LOTTO results: 18, 22, 35 and 42. No winner. Next week's Jackpot €790. €20 to B McNutty, G Tormey and Paul & Maggie. Ladies training Mondays and Wednesdays. Men's training Tuesday only. Special thanks to Eugene Miriam and Glen Tormey for the new set of jerseys sponsored by the Old Town House. Congratulations to Keith Lowther and his fiancée on their recent wedding.