BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATS to our winners of 2015 Ballyboden St Enda's Strictly Sequel - overall 1st place went to Mairead Luttrell and Ian Horan, who danced the Charleston. Well done to all our dancers and many thanks to everybody who organised and supported the evening. It was a great overall club fundraiser. The weekend saw our adult football teams kick-off their league campaigns with 3 victories from 3 games, as the seniors overcame Brigid's, the inters dispatched Raheny and in the game of the weekend, the Junior As came from 9 behind against Ballinteer in the last 15 minutes to win by 2. Congrats to our senior hurlers, who overcame Shamrocks from Enniscorthy in the first round of the Leinster Senior League. Boden ran out easy winners on the day (2-21 to 0-6). Next game is Saturday against Mount Leinster Rangers in Borris. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's, log onto www.bodenaga.ie or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
CLUB'S juvenile side only saw four teams playing last Saturday morning with U8s mixed two teams playing at Malahide Castle, losing to St Sylvester's teams. U11 boys' two teams travelled to Ringsend to play Clanna Gael teams and were victorious. Well done lads. With girls' football matches supposed to be starting last Sunday afternoon there was only one winner. The weather. All girls teams; U12s, U14s and U16s were cancelled due to the snow showers. Mixed results: adult first team lost to Ballymun Kickhams in cup match and second team drew with Starlights, also in a cup game. Well done to St Peter's minor team, who won their away league game to O'Dwyers. On Saturday 7th, U10 girls are fixed to play their first game of the year at home at 2pm. Sunday 8th at 11.30am, St Peter's U15 boys play a home league game, U12 girls play away at 4pm & U14s girls have a bye. Also on Sunday, first team adult men play at home in a league game v Ballymun Kickhams at 10.30am and second team play league game at home after that at 12pm v St Finian's (S).
THE Nursery is on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm in the Leisure Centre. This week's Lotto numbers were 04-09-17-21; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot €5,200. The four €30 winners are Pat Smart, Karl Lee, Betty O'Callaghan & Sandra McBride. Tickets are €2 each and are available from club members or in Chasers itself. Please help support the club by getting your Lotto ticket. The club is always looking for new players for all teams; anyone interested can contact Paul on 086-2189173. Follow us on Twitter (@BallyfermotDLS) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/BallyfermotDLS) or web ballyfermotdls.altervista.org.
THIS week's "laoch na seachtaine" is none other than Tomo Keogh, who made a return to our minor squad and was most welcome, with an excellent second-half display at wing-back in the win over Ballyboden by 2-12 to 1-3. Well done Tomo, take a bow son. Tomo was not alone though; Eric Cumberton in goal, Elliot Craig in the middle and Carl Keeley at wing-forward were also dominant. Our Easter camp takes place between Tuesday 31st March-Thursday 2nd April, and registration dates are at the Nursery 14th/21st/28th March and cost is (pre-booked) €15. For more information, please call Shane on 086-1600042. Please note, our U16s game next week is provisionally changed to 5pm against Kilmacud Crokes. Also, the club has been proudly selected by the LGFA to run an initiative to get girls aged between 8-12 to start playing Gaelic Football, where we will also be seeking players, helpers and mentors for girls' football. Please visit our social media for updates on these snippets of news. You can get all the club gossip on our Twitter @BallymunGAA and our Facebook page. You can also visit our website, http://www.ballymunkickhams.com.
THE AGM will take place on Wednesday March 25th at 8pm. Notice of motions for the AGM and nominations of registered full members to serve as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Registrar, Public Relations Officer, Officer for Irish Language and Culture, Players Representative or as one of five ordinary committee members may be submitted in writing to the Secretary: email@example.com. Nomination and motion forms are available from the club secretary. There was no Lotto winner. The number were 1-10-13-24 and the Jackpot now stands at €7,450.
THE club would like to say a massive thank you to all who helped out and participated in the Comortas 7s for the start of Seachtain na Gaeilge. The Féile Band Night takes place next Friday the 6th March, also in the hotel. Cost of entry is €10, and all are welcome. The second round of the adult league takes place this weekend, with our senior footballers at home to St Pat's Palmerstown on Sunday morning. Details of the rest of the adult fixtures will follow during the week. GMT is back up and running, meeting in the Carpenter Cark Park every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. There will be a Clubhouse Information Evening on Thursday 12th March at 8pm in the Castleknock Hotel. All members are invited to attend. Details of the Easter Camps are now on the website. The Annual Club Race Night will now take place in Kavanagh's on the 27th March. Training for the 2nd Annual Club Cycle has commenced, which will be on Easter Saturday. Full details on the website, cyclists of all ages and experience welcome. Membership for the New Year is due, please continue to hand in all forms and fees. Forms can be downloaded from the website. There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot, which now stands at €8,600. If would like to send in any photos, news or match reports, please send them all to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST weekend saw Civil Service take on Belgium GAA in an invitational challenge game in the Belgium University Grounds on a changeable spring day in Brussels. The hosts put in a strong first-half performance and deserved their 5-point lead at half-time. The all-weather pitch proved difficult for the Service lads in the early exchanges, but as they settled into the game, Service started to clock up scores. Two superbly taken goals by Conor McCarthy and a long-range effort from Eamonn Fitzgerald in the second half saw Service run out 4-10 to 3-4 winners. Both teams met in DeValeras for refreshments. Belgium GAA presented Chairman Conor Bracken and Club PRO Darrell O'Donoghue a plaque to commemorate the occasion as well as a man of the match award to Stephen Dunne for a fantastic individual performance. It was a fantastic trip and many thanks to Belgium GAA for their hospitality, particularly, Niall Goodwin, Jelena Radakovic, Adrian Hiel and Conan MacOscair. Back to business this week. Next Sunday, 8th March, we will take on Skerries Harps in Islandbridge in a pre-season challenge at 3pm. All returning and new players welcome. Training in the gym in Islandbridge Mondays at 7pm until the clocks change with training Wednesday at 7pm under lights. League starts Sunday 15th March with fixture details in these notes next week.
TEAM of the Week are our U13A hurlers, who started their Division 2 league campaign with excellent wins over neighbours Raheny. Junior A footballers defeated Fingallians in the cup, with a super first half display. While Junior Bs defeated Peregrine's. Adult players and mentors subs are now overdue and should be paid at once to your team mentor, or left in the clubhouse for the attention of the Club Registrar. Only paid-up players can play for the club. The club extends best wishes and a speedy recovery to Barry Mangan of our U14 squad from his recent serious injury. Comghairdeas to Junius Horne, who purchased a ticket in the GAA National Club Draw and won the trip to New York. Well done to our 5 representatives on the Áth Cliath Faoi16 Peil na mBan panel, who defeated An Mhí. Caoimhe and Aoibhe got 6 goals between them. www.clontarfgaa.com.
WELL done to the U13 hurlers in their great win against Craobh Chiaráin. U13 girls also brought home the win against Cuala. Hard luck to the U15 hurlers and camogie teams in their games over the weekend. Fixtures: - Saturday 7th March - U8s home to Lucan @10am; U10s away to Cuala @11am; U11s home to Brigid's @11am, U12s away to Na Fianna. Sunday - minor camogie home to Naomh Olaf @11am; minor hurlers home to Vincent's @11am; U13 camogie home to St Finian's @10am; U15 girls away to Lucan @11am. Date for Diary: - Commercials Talent Showcase for our juvenile members, 25th April, 7.30pm-9.30pm. We will be running auditions on the 22nd March. Contact Ann on 087-2362399 to book your audition time slot. We are always looking for new players for all of our teams in the club. Anyone interested in joining our club, contact Peter Elliott on 086-8572569. 2015 club membership is now due. You can pay your membership online via our website or to your mentor at training. It is important to note that if membership is not paid, players are not insured for training or matches. Check out our website www.commercialshurlingclub.gaa.ie for all information. You can also follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/CommercialsHur1 or our Facebook page: Commercials Hurling Cumann iomanaiochta. Club Gear available from Siobhan on 086-3898844.
CONGRATULATIONS to the one lucky winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €7,000 for Monday 23rd February. Ten match three winners each receive €60. The numbers were: 3-8-12-17. Next week's Jackpot will be €1,500. Tickets are €2 each and the draw takes place every Monday in the Club Lounge at 11pm. Please note that the Lotto for Monday 16th will be moved to the Tuesday, St Patricks Day, due to the Annual Dinner. Music continues in the lounge every Sunday with Sean Dixon featuring on 8th March and on Mother's Day 15th we have Whiplash. PA new round of "Last Man Standing" starts on 14th March in aid of the Camogie Section. Entry is €10 and forms are available from David Burnett, Graham Leonard or from behind bar. Annual Club Dinner Dance will take place on Monday 16th March. Tickets are €32.50 and can be booked by contacting Mary Derwin. Music will be with Kiara Dignam followed by DJ Cathal. Membership fees are now overdue. Please contact Club Registrar Linda Scanlon or you can pay at the Club Bar. The Annual Juvenile Section Golf Classic will take place in Corrstown Golf Club on Sunday 12th April with the tee reserved from 9.30am-11.30am. Teams of 4 will be €200. Please contact Mark Murray on 087-2386468 to reserve a time or if you wish to sponsor a hole. Senior hurlers played their first game in the Leinster League against Clonkill, the Westmeath champions, on Saturday. This proved to be a great workout for the players, eventually losing narrowly. Adult footballers play St Finian's Newcastle in Clonshaugh on Sunday at 10.30am and the minor hurlers continue their Division One campaign away to St Vincent's at 11am. Condolences to the Guiden, Conyard and Kirwan families on their recent sad loss. May they Rest In Peace.
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ONLY teams to play over the weekend were the underage boys' teams. Good wins for the U8s and U12s teams and hard luck to the U10s, who were beaten by two points. Membership is now due. Please contact your mentor for further details. Anyone who wants to order club gear, last day to order and pay is the coming Friday 6th of March. Training times for the coming week will be posted on Monday. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 23-28-30. 2X €20 winners were Paula Flynn and G Murphy, both c/o Pat. Next week's Jackpot €2,850. Thanks for your continued support. Anybody looking to have items included in the weekly club notes, please contact club secretary before 10am every Monday. Keep up with ongoing club events on Facebook and Twitter.
CONGRATULATIONS to our senior hurlers, who beat Lucan on Sunday to win the 2015 Boland Cup. We would like to wish a speedy recovery to Adam Doyle, who suffered a broken Tibia and Fibia in the win. On a more cheery note, the junior hurlers welcomed their new management team of Peter Kearns and Paddy Kavanagh and we'd like to wish them all the best. Reminder again to all players that subs are now due. Winners of the monthly draw for February were €1,000 - Andrew Comerford; €200 - Elizabeth Hennebry; €100 - Gerard Gavigan €50 - Martin Brogan and €50 - Tony Russell. Anyone looking to join please contact James Comerford. Club Lotto was not won and there were 4 match 3 winner. The numbers drawn were 4, 6, 18 and 30. Next week's winning Jackpot will be €8,950. Club shop now open every Thursday at 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park. If you want to see your team, event or anything else added to our weekly club notes please don't hesitate.
WELL done to the senior hurlers, who got their league campaign off to a winning start with a 0-17 to 0-15 win over Faughs last Saturday in Bray. Hard luck to the minor footballers, who lost out to Kilmacud by 2-15 to 2-6 on Sunday in Glenalbyn. Congratulations to Grace Nash, Grainne O'Driscoll and the rest of the Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football U14 squad on beating Meath by 6-10 to 5-6 last weekend. Grainne also had the honour of captaining the team. Well done to Cuala's Jennifer Dunne, Eimear Loughlin and the rest of the Dublin Ladies U16 squad, who beat Meath last Saturday 7-12 to 2-08. Jennifer scored 0-2 from play. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €3,100. Our three €50 lucky dip winners Conor Moloney, Nerissa Seix and Edel Boland. Tickets for next week's draw can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. Congratulations to all our awards winners from Saturday's Annual Social and Awards Night. It's great to see those who work and play so hard for Cuala during the year getting the recognition they deserve. Once again it was a brilliant night and much appreciation must go to Orla Dunne and Damien McKeown for organising everything and also to our wonderful master of ceremonies Des Cahill. Hard luck to Michael Fitzsimons and the Dublin senior footballers, who lost out to Kerry in the league last Sunday. Well done to Nessan Fitzgerald on winning his Dublin Boxing Championship Final last Wednesday. Congratulations to Eoin and Sinead Sheanon on their wedding last Friday. Cuala GAA & Respect to host Night of the GAA Greats in Croke Park on Friday 27th March. For further information or tickets, please contact Gerry Byrne 086-8241692/Joe Molumby 087-9793997/Mary Sheridan 087-2556105 or Barbara Kearns 086-8271070.
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CLUB membership is due. Membership forms available at training & our website eringobraghgaa.ie. Call Finbarr 086-3837411. With Coláiste Pobail Setanta we'll be holding Strictly Clonee on 25th April in Westmanstown. Advertisement opportunities available. Contact email@example.com, Amanda 087-2590822 or Mick 086-0435195. The launch night is on 12th March in The Paddocks 7.30pm. We're taking part in Topaz Cash for Clubs (Reg no 10408). Stamp Cards available at service stations. Receive a stamp for every fuel purchase of €40. 300 completed cards must be returned by 10th May. Our nursery continues Tuesdays 6pm-7pm, Castaheaney Community Centre & Saturday 11.15am, Phibblestown Community Centre. Well done to our underage teams at the weekend. Hard luck to U12 footballers. Our U13 hurlers beat Wild Geese. Our U15 hurlers beat Commercials. Our U11 boys will take part in the half-time entertainment at Croke Park in Dublin's league fixture v Derry on March 28th. Hard luck to U14 & 16 camogie teams at the weekend. Well done to U13 ladies football team, who beat Skerries Harps. Our ladies football & camogie teams are looking for players. Call John 087-2727077. Gaelic4mothers and others continues Tuesdays 9pm-10pm at Ongar Community Centre. Call Ciara 087-9147154. Our footballers' game v Pavee was called off due to the snow. Anyone interested in playing can call Pat 087-7642155. Our hurlers played Ballinteer St John's in a challenge on Friday. Thanks to Ballinteer. Anyone interested in playing can call Karl 087-2352074. No winner of our Weekly Lotto. Numbers: 16, 17, 23 & 24. Next week's Jackpot €5,600.
JUNIOR footballers had a good win over Man-O-War in the Duffy Cup at the weekend. Fixtures this week. Sunday March 8th: Senior footballers play St Patrick's of Donabate away at 10:30am. Minor hurlers play Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Park at 11am. Inters play Ballyboden St Enda's in the club at 12pm. Junior footballers play Clann Mhuire in The Naul at 2:30pm. Memberships are now due. Yvonne Berigan will be in Juvenile room on Saturday from 11am-1pm. New members must pay before playing or training. Easter Camp takes place March 30th-1st April. €30 if you pre-book. €35 otherwise. Contact Yvonne at 086-0790924 for details. Grasshoppers are looking for a new head coach as Orlaith Moran is heading for pastures new. Any interested parties please contact Yvonne Berigan. Reconvened EGM takes place in club on Wednesday 4th March at 8pm. All members are asked to attend. Live music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from The Cubes. Main Bingo in Hall every Thursday night at 8:30pm. New players always welcome. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last Thursday. Numbers drawn were 3-12-15-22 and bonus number was 7. Next week's Jackpot is €3,400. Thanks for your continued support. The club had a surprise visit from ex-player and WWE Superstar Sheamus, aka Stephen Farrelly, at the weekend. Rumour has it that Dave Higgins is enticing him back for a bit of junior football. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
SENIORS had a mixed week with a good win over Parnell's in the Corn Ui Laochra competition on Wednesday, and losing to Cuala by two points in the Leinster League on Saturday. Junior D game v Setanta deferred due to adverse weather conditions, re-fixed for next Sunday. Time and venue to be arranged. U14 Division 2 hurlers had a great start to the season with a convincing win v Cuala last Saturday. Also beating Thomas Davis in a challenge game on Wednesday. Minors play Whitehall Colmcilles next Sunday 8th March in Cloghran @ 10.30am. All support welcome. In camogie, our U14 Division 4 team started their season with a comprehensive win over Ballinteer St John's. Date for your diaries - Friday 13th March, our U14 hurling and camogie teams are jointly hosting a Table Quiz. Please come out and support. Well done to Robbie Lewis and Niall Mullen, who received their Level 2 Coaching Certificates in Croke Park today. First Anniversary Mass for the late Tony Herbert will be celebrated on Saturday next 7th March @ 12pm in Marianella, Orwell Road, Rathgar. Deepest sympathy is extended to Eddie Lyons on the death of his brother Jimmy. Ar dheis laimh De go raibh se. Annual membership is now due, payable to Tom Ryan, Evelyn Whelehan or register & pay online on www.faughs.ie. Players please note, if you are not paid up you are not covered by insurance in the event of injury. Monday Makers last night was, as usual, constructive and enjoyable. Don't forget Oiche Cheoil agus Craic on St Patrick's Eve (16th March) from 8pm till late. Twenty Questions in the members' bar every Wednesday. All welcome. Club Lotto - Numbers: 12-21-23-24. No winner. One 'Match 3' winner. Seamus O'Connor c/o club will receive €200. Next week's Jackpot will be €10,800.
ALL our pitches remain closed this week. We will be holding a 3-Day Easter Camp starting on Tuesday 7th until Thursday 9th April. 10am-2pm, only €25 per child. To reserve a place, please text your name and your child/children's name(s) to Desy on 087-9957429. U9s played very well away to Clontarf on Saturday morning. U11s played away to O'Dwyers on Saturday morning with one team winning and one team losing. U14 girls' team played Round Towers Lusk in a blizzard on Sunday, well done all. Juvenile Committee meeting tonight (Tuesday 3rd March) at 9pm in Kettle Hotel. We would ask all juvenile mentors to please attend. Our aim is to meet on the first Tuesday of each month and to try and keep the meetings to under an hour long. Hard luck to Darren Daly and Dublin on their recent league loss to Cork. 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 are running a "Predict the 2015 Provincial Football Championship" competition - entry forms will be distributed to all teams over the next 2 weeks. Closing date for receipt of all entries is the 30th of April 2015. Lotto results: numbers drawn were 8-11-27-31. John McDonagh matched 3 numbers for €250. Next week's Jackpot is worth €13,550. Our seniors play Raheny at home on Sunday 8th March at 10.30am in the league. Our 2nd team play Naomh Barrog in Parnell's on Tuesday 3rd March at 8.30pm in the cup and Sunday 8th March at 12pm away in the league. The 3rd team play St Brendan's away on Sunday 8th March at 2.30pm in the league.
TA Seachtain na Gaeilge linn anois. Déanaigí iarracht chun do Ghaeilge a úsáid. Go raibh maith ag na cailíní a ghlac páirt sa chomórtas Peil Trí Ghaeilge. D'éirigh said thar barr leis an bpeil agus an Ghaeilge. Well done to the Fingallian girls who represented Dublin over the weekend. We had 9 players from our ladies section put on the blue jersey - U14: Emma McCormack; U16: Derbhla Snow, Aoife Foley, Shannon Murtagh & Laura Dempsey. The senior footballers playing in the National League had Sinead Finnegan, Fiona Hudson, Niamh Rickard & Emer NíEafa. The camogie section started their season with a busy weekend. The underage teams playing their first Go Games of the season and the U16s securing a win over Ballinteer St John's, 2-5 to 1-1. Athletic News: Last weekend Katherine Markey won 60m & 200m at the Master Indoors in Athlone, breaking national record in both events. Two weeks ago Sarah Murray recorded personal best times at 60m heat & final at the National Senior Indoors, also in Athlone. Adult Scór competition in Craobh Chiaráin's, Monday 2nd March at 7pm. Best of luck to our ballad group and our solo singer. Adult Scór Tráth na gCeist Boird /Table Quiz will be held in Lucan Sarsfields on Friday 6th March. Best of luck Fins. The club held a Teacher Appreciation evening last Thursday, to say a special thank you to the teachers in our feeder primary schools for the promotion of Gaelic Games & Fingallians. Our Golf Society will tee off for the season next month. The first outing will be held at Swords Open on 10th April (Friday) from 2pm at a cost of just €20. Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the Cullen family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
CONGRATS to our senior team, who won the Crossmaglen 7s Tournament last weekend. This is the first time that the club has entered this competition, so to come away with the silverware was a great achievement. Well done to all involved. The season started last weekend and on Saturday our Division 5 Minor team travelled to Ballymun and came away with a fantastic 3-3 to 1-1 victory. This is the first time in the club's history that we have had two minor teams, so well done everybody. The U13s found the going tough against a very strong St Brigid's team, but I'm sure they'll re-group and re-focus for their next game against Crokes. On Sunday the U14 Division 1 team played out a thriller against Lucan Sarsfields, but lost by the narrowest of margins. The U16 and U12 games fell foul to the weather, so these teams must wait another week to start their season. The club rolled out its on-line membership last week. The uptake to date has been fantastic and we encourage all members to pay their membership in the coming weeks. Finally, best wishes to Cabinteely FC, who have joined the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division. Their season kicks off on Friday March 6th with a home game at 7:45pm in their new ground at Stradbrook, Blackrock.
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ALL roads lead to Croke Park next Saturday for the Dublin v Cork game at 5pm. This promises to be a great game and two more points for Dublin would guarantee a quarter-final league spot. Congrats to Barry O'Donnell and Gerard Pollard, who are the winners of the monthly draw for February. They will receive 2 tickets for the Croke Park double-header. We are now asking members to sign up 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. All signed up members will receive a membership card in the post and will be in a draw for one of four GAA Diaries. Thanks to all those who signed up at Parnell Park before the Tipp game. We will be at Parnell for the last home game when we play Galway. Congrats to our camogie team, who had a great win over Derry in the first round of the league.
DISAPPOINTMENT last weekend for intermediates and juniors as both scheduled fixtures did not take place. St Finbarr's unable to field in Loving Cup tie, which was to have marked a return to the Phoenix Park ground and junior fixture against Na Gaeil Oga postponed. Back to league activity next weekend with intermediates away to Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday 8th March at 10.30am at Silver Park and juniors also away to Wild Geese in Oldtown at 12pm. Training continues at the usual times. Ladies training on Wednesday at 7pm and challenge on Saturday morning in Beechpark against Celbridge at 10am. Club membership fees must be paid before start of season. Another busy week for our juveniles with lots of action on the playing fields. We had our first-ever fielding of camogie teams when our Un8s and 9s took to the field. The U8 girls played one game before the weather took over, but performed magnificently during their pitch time. All present were very impressed with their display- keep it up girls. The U9s took part in a blitz hosted by Fingallians and also involving Naomh Mearnog. Our girls again showed great skill, putting in great performance on a cold morning. U8 boys were at home to Stars of Erin and U11 boys were away to Man-O -War. Keep up the good work boys. Training continues for all teams and some of our girls are preparing for their first league outings next weekend. Registration will finish next Saturday and all players must submit details by then. Easter Camp registration continues online and everyone is welcome. Adult Club Membership is due and should be paid promptly. Also deposits for London trip to be paid before the end of March. Congratulations to Dave Moynihan and his bride Noelle on their marriage last weekend.
THE U16 hurlers opened their league campaign with a draw with Erin's Isle at the weekend. The adult hurlers' Cup Final game against St Mark's was abandoned after conditions in the Phoenix Park deteriorate. In camogie, there was wins for the U9s in their first blitz in Ballyboden, while the U10 camogie also had a brilliant start to their season on Saturday in their first blitz; a draw with Naomh Bríd, beating Erin's Isle and a draw with Round Towers. This new team has great potential - great support from the parents. Keep up the training. The U11s also got off to a great start, however their blitz was also abandoned. There was good wins for both the U14 and U16 camogie sides too. Registration fees are now due. They can be sent 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: www.goodcounsel.ie. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 3-8-21. Next week's Jackpot is €4,400. Bingo continues every Wednesday at 8.30pm in the club. Texas Hold'em continues on Friday nights in the bar at 9pm. Button accordion and concertina lessons are available every Monday night at 8pm in the clubhouse. There are Set-Dancing classes every Monday in the hall at 7.30pm. Beginners welcome. Fencing continues on Tuesdays in the club.
WELL done to everyone who took part in our "give it a go day" last Saturday and thanks to all our helpers & volunteers. It was great to see lots of new faces up in Dolphin. Congrats to Jenny & Martin on the birth of their new baby boy last week, another future hurler for the club. A special mention to the U8 & U10 camogie teams, who had great wins in their first-ever matches last weekend. Well done girls. 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. Check Kevin's Facebook page for updates & times. Corn Dolphin Schools competition for inner city primary schools starts February 26th. Contact Paul Mac for any queries on 086-2414260 or Claire on 086-3503355. Easter Camp runs from 30th March-2nd April. For 4-12 years old, from 10am -2.30pm each day. Costs €40. Contact Patricia Halton, 086-8443536. 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, €2,200. Last night's draw, Monday 2nd March, was in Rosie O Grady's Pub, Harold's Cross. Contact Gerry Hall for info or any Lotto queries on 087-6463950. The results are also posted on Kevin's Facebook page the Tuesday after each draw.
PLAY The Whistle: 23 cash prizes means you don't need to know anything about sport. Predict the winners of 13 sports events to the end of July. €20 for a fun competition to generate funds to pay your teams' referees, buy footballs and hire your training pitches: everybody benefits. Second of the regular meetings between the Football Committee and Managers from U13-senior, on the 1st Thursday of each month starting March 5: Room 4 9:15pm. Share, seek and offer advice and create a forum to learn from each other. Congratulations to Ronnie Murray on his appointment as Football Secretary. Larry Ryan; renowned, loved, an institution, honoured with a framed 'portrait' on the Board Room and conferred with the 'Club Patron' title in recognition of over 50 years of service. Last played hurling in 1995 aged 61. Watch Connacht @officialgaa stars launch the @fbd_ie #championsforchange Farm Safety campaign - http://bit.ly/1A0GPED. Foundation Award Coaching Course, please contact Paraic McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org, 086-2244265, urgently. We are not far from a time all mentors will have to have the coaching award, so get in touch now. Congrats to the ladies footballers on a great night in the club: Minor County Champions, Junior B, Dublin and Leinster Intermediate Champions. A week of sad losses for the club. Physio and hurler Jim Reddington and footballer of the 70s - Peter Ewing from Mount Merrion and Hurler Joseph (Joe) McDonald. RIP. Punchestown 2015, in support of hurling endeavours this year, on Tuesday 28th April. The opening day of the Punchestown National Hunt Festival. In the re-run of the one-point Minor D championship Final win, the minor B team again prevailed over Castleknock, by a score in a 3-9 to 3-7 thriller. Membership overdue. Don't pay, don't play.
WELL done to all the teams who played over the weekend. Some great wins were had, so congratulations to all involved. Registration is now overdue, so can you please make any effort you can regarding the payment of this. Please speak to your team mentor or Robbie Lupton, the Juvenile Chairman if you are having any difficulty with the payment so a payment plan can be agreed. A great night of entertainment is planned for this Saturday night, the 7th March. Our very own Fiach and John Byrne will play in our club bar. Please come and support the night. There is no cover charge and all friends and family are welcome. There was no winner of last week's Lotto, so the Jackpot now stands at €4,200. Thank you for your 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 to 40+. Membership is now due for 2015 and can be renewed on-line via our website. Our Division 4 adult football team have vacancies on the management team for a coach and administration leads. If you are interested please phone 086-2130103. There were excellent wins for our U16A, U15A, U14A and U13A hurlers over Cuala, Whitehall, Castleknock and Ballyboden respectively. Our minor A footballers also had a good win over St Jude's. Our U14A camogie team also got their league off to a winning start with a 10 point win over Ballyboden. The adult games focus switches to football next week with a full programme of league games. Hurling Reunion: The club is organising a reunion of past hurling players from the 1950s-1980s era. The event is on Saturday March 7th in the clubhouse. If you played adult hurling with Lucan Sarsfields any time before 1990 we would like to hear from you. Or if you have a family member, friend or neighbour that played in that period, please help us to get in touch with them. For more details, please contact Peter at 086-2338953 or Jim at 01-6282418. Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others is a chance for all ladies aged 18 and over (and it doesn't matter how much over) to get fit in a fun, relaxed way while learning a few skills of the game. No previous playing experience is needed. We meet at the club All-Weather Pitch @ 8.15pm on Mondays and are looking for new members. Come & try nights on Monday 2nd & 9th March.
BUSY weekend in the Man-O-War with some great games. Wins, losses and draws. All-in-all, some great football on show. Men's first team had a good away win over Innisfails on Saturday evening. There were a series of juvenile games at home on Saturday morning. Our U8s played Whitehall Colmcilles; U9s played St Brendan's; U10s played St Maur's. U11s had a great 1 point win over a very good Westmanstown Gaels team on Saturday morning. Thanks for the great support from parents. U13 ladies lost away to Erin's Isle. Minor ladies drew in the league at home to Clontarf. Ladies U14 and U15 games were postponed on Sunday due to inclement weather. A huge well done and congrats to Ailene Fanning, who played on the Dublin Ladies A U14 team, who beat Meath in the first round of the Leinster Championship on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual Dinner Dance and Presentation Night on Saturday night. Club Chairman Mick McKiernan was compare for the night, he reflected on 2014 both on and off the pitch for our club. Congrats to all of our award winners on the night: Men's Player of the Year - Conor Moore; Men's Young Player of the Year - Joe Mc Kenna; Men's 2nd team Player of the Year - Conor Duffy; Ladies Player of the Year - Fiona Farrell; Ladies Minor Player of the Year - Hannah Richardson; Ladies Young player of the Year - Jenna Moore; Gaelic for Mothers Player of the Year - Sinead Flynn; Club Person of the Year - Dermot Sheridan. Special Award for Contribution to the Club Development: Malachy Callaghan, Tom Hoare, Dermot Sheridan, Cyril Sheridan & Brian Sheridan. Awards on the night were presented by Club Chairman Mick McKiernan; Juvenile Chairperson Bernice Jones Moore; Club President Gerry Gaffney, Jackie Kelly & Kieran Fleming.
HARD luck to Jonny, Tomás and Dublin senior footballers against Kerry. Tough game too for Lucy Collins, Fiona Tuite and Dublin senior ladies. Double header in Croke Park on Saturday evening with Dublin's hurlers and footballers meeting Cork and Tyrone respectively in National League. Best of luck to Shane, Jonny and Tomás. Mixed fortunes for our football teams. Inters' Loving Cup game was called off. Both junior teams lost out in their cup games. Minor As lost, Bs got a walkover and Cs drew. Inter hurlers' Millar Shield game also off. Senior and Inter footballers in league action next Sunday at 10.30am. Seniors away against Kilmacud Crokes, while Inters host St Finian's in Mobhi Road. Later at 12pm, both junior teams are in Collinstown with As playing St Maur's and Cs against Portobello. AFL10 play St Jude's in Collinstown at 2.30pm. Minor B and C hurlers play on Sunday at 11am, Bs host St Sylvester's in St Vincent's CBS and Cs away against Whitehall. As play Ballyboden in Mobhi Road at 12.30pm. Best of luck to all teams and all support welcome. 2015 Sports Prediction Quiz forms now available in Club Bar. Great cash prizes. As part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge Celebration, an evening of music and song will be held in The Mobhi Suite this Saturday 7th March at 8.30pm. All welcome. Spring Fair this Sunday 8th March. Handball Alley will be open for donations from 9.30am on Saturday 7th March. Volunteers still needed for set-up and to crew the stall on the day. Planning meeting this Thursday night at 9pm in club. All welcome. Draíocht Players Present 'Play On' in club, Thursday 26th March. Tickets €10. Contact Anne Ryan. Congrats to Paddy Quinn and Bríd Ní Laoire on their recent engagement. Members' subs due.
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BHI lá iontach againn ar an Satharn ag Lá Mór Na Gaeil Óga - moladh ollmhór tuillte do gach duine a bhí i láthair ar an lá agus na daoine a bhí páirteach linn chun na himeachtaí a eagrú i bPáirc an Fhionnuisce agus an Tráth na gCeist i gClub Chonradh na Gaeilge - Na Gaeil Óga abú. Tá traenáil peile ar siúl ar an Máirt agus ar an Déardaoin ag a seacht a chlog i gCaisleán Cnucha, agus beidh cluichí ag na foirne as baile ar an Domhnach i gcoinne Ciceam Bhaile Munna ag a 12pm (Foireann A) agus i gcoinne Gaeil Naomh Prionsias Cábán tSíle ag 2.30pm (Foireann B). Tá sonraí againn do Chomórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2015 in Ard a'Rátha freisin - glac laethanta saoire idir an 29ú Bealtaine agus 1ú Meitheamh - ná déan dearmad faoi sin. Tá traenáil iomána ar siúl ar an Satharn seo ag 12.30pm agus beidh foirne na mban ag traenáil ar an Déardaoin ag a naoi a chlog i gColáiste Cillian, Cluain Sceach, agus Páirc an Fhionnuisce ag a 3pm (camógaíocht) agus ag a 5.00 (peil). Beidh Na Gaeil Óga Óga i nGaelscoil Naomh Pádraig, Leamhcán ar an Satharn arís ó 10.30am ar maidin go dtí 11.30am - 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 roimh dheireadh na míosa seo - 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 mo eolais uait faoin gcumann, déan teagmháil linn ar Twitter @NaGaeilOga, Facebook 'Na Gaeil Óga' nó seol ríomhphost chugainn, email@example.com.
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. There is also a direct debit instalment option to pay your membership. Mini-leagues Saturday morning at 10am. Live music from Kianco this Saturday. All welcome. All the music events for March are available on the club website. The Ladies Committee have organised Ceili Classes. This will take place for five Mondays, commencing on March 2nd. Great exercise and a bit of craic. All welcome. Mother's Day is fast approaching. Book your table for the Annual Naomh Barróg Mother's Day Dinner as soon as possible. Three course meal for €15 with live music after. Menu available on the club website. Thanks to Paraic Tierney and Martin Tuite for the coaching presentations they gave the last two Fridays. Congratulations to Anthony Cooke and Annemarie Boland, who got married at the weekend. The winning Lotto numbers were 6, 9, 13 and 24. There were no winners. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,400. Pairc Barróg is closed until further notice.
MINOR footballers had a good win the league this morning. There were also good wins for our U11 and U8 teams on Saturday, while our U16s were unlucky to lose by a point in their game. We would like to wish a speedy recovery to our U14 player Jack Ó Floinn, who is in hospital at present. We are all thinking of you Jack and hope to see you back on the pitch soon. Preparations are now in hand for our 40/50s Night in the club on March 27th next. We would especially like to welcome former players and members of that era to join us on the night. Club are holding a Raffle for Easter Tickets. €20 each and there are very good prizes. Contact club for details. Executive meeting on Thursday next at 8pm. Juvenile meeting on Tuesday night 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. Club Lotto numbers this week are 1-12-23. Bonus 5. No winners.
CONLON Cup: St Maur's 1-7, Round Towers Lusk 0-11. Minor Football League: Skerries Harps 5-6, St Maur's 0-2. The U10 girls played a camogie blitz today in Naomh Mearnóg, in bitterly cold conditions. One of the teams won all three games and the other team won one, drew one and lost one by a single point. U10s boys played two great matches today against Man-O-War. Maur's maroon played the first half into the wind and were behind by a few points at half-time. But with the advantage in the second half, fought hard to win the match. Great display by Josh Larkin, Jake White, Kelly Brothers and Senan Groome. Maur's Gold played a strong Man-O-War side, but outstanding team play by Maur's secured the win. Especially Sam Quinn, Luke Clare, Shane Butterly and Reece Price. Rain, hail, sleet & snow. A very cold morning for the U11 girls' first camogie fixture for 2015 in Phoenix Park. We played 2 teams from St Oliver Plunkett's, losing 4-0 in the first game and 2-1 in the second game. Credit to all girls for battling on (and also to the parents on the sideline). Well done to U11 team for impressive comeback in Bohernabreena Saturday. While second team were well beaten. St Maur's U12A were well-beaten today by a both physically & technically stronger Parnell's side, who will be a Division 1 side. Maur's had a slow start and let in four quick goals and it was a battle from there. Maur's had not scored in the first half, so after a stern talking at half-time to rouse the troops, they responded better in the second half and were only outscored by 0-9 to 0-7 in the second half. Positives on the day was a Man of the Match display from Keith Lockman.
CONGRATULATIONS to ladies football star and former Dublin captain Denise Masterson and Joey McGurk, who got married recently. We had another impressive weekend on the playing pitches. Our senior hurlers defeated St Sylvester's, while the U16 team had an impressive win over St Brigid's and the U14 lads defeated Fingallians. Our camogie girls were very busy also with wins for the U9, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16 teams. The U15 ladies football team also won their first league game to start their season on a positive note. On Wednesday night we have a unique event when the club will host a Gaelic football team from South Africa. Our visitors will play a club selection on our All-Weather pitch at 8pm. Please come along. Our Club Golf Society activity recommences on the 10th of April. Please contact Paul McRory or Cathal McPartland for details. New members are welcome. The National GAA Draw took place at the weekend and a ticket sold by the club won a prize. Contact Michael Hannon for details. We send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to club player Mark O'Connor, who is recovering from a recent injury. Our adult footballers are back in league action next Sunday with our seniors at home to Round Towers of Clondalkin, while our AFL5 team are away to Kilmacud Crokes.
JUVENILE AGM takes place this Thursday 5th March at 8.30pm. We will be running a Cash for Clobber Clothing Collection on Saturday 21st & 28th March. It is the perfect time for some spring cleaning, so bring along your unwanted clothes and help raise funds for the club. First team had a good win on Sunday against St Monica's in the Conlon Cup. Next Sunday 8th March sees a return to league action against Garristown. Match at 12pm in Garristown. Training for men's team will continue on Tuesday &Thursday at 7.30pm. New & old players are more than welcome. Second team play St Monica's in Edenmore next Sunday 8th March at 2.30pm. All support appreciated. We had a busy weekend in the juvenile section with successes for U11 and U12 footballers, as well as a win for our new U13 girls' team. Congratulations to Amy, Erin, Shauna, Shannon and Erica, who had success with Dublin U14, U16 and minor teams over the weekend. Training for ladies team continues on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Please be in the club at 7:15pm. New & old players are more than welcome. O'Dwyers GAA and Balbriggan Rugby Club present 'The Cube', which will take place on Friday 1st May in the Wright Venue. If you think you have what it takes to beat 'The Cube', please call 087-2852313 to register your interest. Skills Camp continues in Flemington Community Centre on Saturday mornings from 11am-12.30pm for primary school children age 4-7 years. Beginners always welcome. We are always looking for helpers and parents are welcome to stay and help/coach. Easter Camp will run from Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April for children aged 5-12. Registration will be taken in the clubhouse on Saturday mornings between 11am-12.30pm. Juvenile fixtures for the coming week can be found at www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures.
YES O'Toole's are proud of Mikey, Kate and the others on the Dublin squad, but we are also proud as punch of the unnamed. The stalwarts who turn out week in, week out, win, lose or draw for training and matches. These players are the mainstay of our great club and we appreciate them 100%. The girls are back in action and our super U13s started where they left off as 12s last season, with a tremendous win. The girls were over 4 goals victorious over a strong Clontarf side in cold and blustery conditions. Practice makes perfect was the order of the day when our U9s played away to the mighty Castleknock on Saturday. The lads played with immense spirit, scoring points and goals for fun. There was a good performance from our U16 hurlers despite defeat, with great endeavour from the lads, but in particular Oisín Nolan & Thomas Boylan. Well done to all our teams that participated in games over the weekend. This Saturday night for your entertainment in our friendly lounge it's the ever-popular 'Run For Cover'. Don't forget Mother's Day in O'Toole's, we have the incredible 'Off The Rails'. There was no winner of our Thursday night Live Club Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 10 & 12. This week the Jackpot will be a cool €1,900.
DEEPEST sympathies to the Sullivan family on the passing of Con, a long-time club member who served as Juvenile Delegate and on CCC 2. Con was a life member and also one of the club trustees. Go ndeanfhaidh Dia trocaire ar a anam. U12 footballers had a good win on Saturday v St Maur's. Best on the day were Thomas Redmond, Alex Wylders and Cian Smith. U14 hurlers had a great win away to Erin's Isle, winning on a scoreline of 4-3 to 1-5 to get their season off to a great start. Everyone played their part in a great team performance, especially our captain Craig Canyard and Dylan Russell, who led from the front with impressive displays in midfield and full-back. U15 hurlers beat Naomh Fionnbarra 7-5 to 1-2. Adam McGuirk, Sean Smaills and Luke Brennan all had great games. Our first underage camogie team at Parnell's, U10s, went out on Saturday. Excellent performance from the girls. They had two draws with Na Fianna and 1 loss to Kevin's. Well done all. On Mother's Day, Sunday 15th March. Nights on Broadway: The Bee Gees Story comes to Parnell's with Bee Gees Tribute: Jive Talkin'. Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets are €10 and available at reception. Parnell's GAA Club proudly presents to you The Kube. Taking place on Sunday 3rd of May 2015 with cash prizes to be won. Contact James Dowling to register your interest 087-2909213. Lotto results for Monday 23rd were 3-5-16-22 and the bonus was 14. 11 people had 3 numbers. Jackpot for March 2nd worth €3,800. Congratulations to Parnell's girl Liana Harte and the Dublin minor ladies. The Dublin minor team completed hat-trick of Leinster victories for the capital on Sunday afternoon when they saw off Kildare in a closely-contested game by 1-12 to 1-06 in Chanel.
CONGRATULATIONS to all our boys and girls, who competed in the Gormanstown Tournaments over the last few weeks. All the players received their medals on Saturday morning and thank you to Donna, Janice and Linda who stayed on to supply the parents with coffee and tea. Well done to our minors, who had a good win over Na Fianna on Sunday morning. Hard luck to our Dublin senior footballers, who were defeated by Kerry on Sunday, but it was great to see a Raheny man on the pitch. Well done Brian Fenton. U14 hurlers had a great start to their league. They enjoyed a comprehensive win over St Brigid's. St Brigid's were short some key players, but managed to win the first half. Raheny well won the second half, using the wind to great advantage. Great to see Tadgh and Cormac make their hurling debuts. Well done all. Comhghairdeas le foireann na bhfear Ráth Eanaigh, agus foireann na mban Cairbre, buaiteoirí Comórtas 7s Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015. Congratulations to the Raheny men's team and Carbury Ladies, who won the Seachtain na Gaeilge 7s competition in Castleknock GAA on Saturday and well done to the Raheny Ladies also. Míle buíochas to Castleknock GAA and all who took part. Fixtures as always on the bottom of our website www.raheny.gaa.ie. Our Lotto is still increasing now at a massive €5,300. Mother's Day Brunch is on March 15 from 12pm-3pm. This is a fun occasion and our charity this year is CF Hopesource, who are a unique charity in that they have no waged staff, or admin or expenses. Every cent raised goes to making a difference to Cystic Fibrosis sufferers in both Temple Street and Beaumont Hospitals, so why not treat your mum and support a great cause.
THERE was another great turnout at Ranelagh Gaels' second club planning meeting last Wednesday, moving us one step closer to drafting a five-year plan. There was no winner of Thursday night's February Draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto, which took place in in Humphreys. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 13 and 18. The winners of the €50 spot prizes were Ruby (x2), Ali Brindley, Brian Moran and Tara Oglesby. The next draw will take place on Thursday, March 26 in Birchalls when the Jackpot will be an impressive €2,200. Tickets cost just €2 and can be brought from Smyths, Birchalls, Humphreys and the Tap House. Or you can play by logging into www.locallotto.ie and playing online. The men's team take on Starlights on Sunday at Bushy Park in AFL Division 8. 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 on Tuesday nights between 7.30pm-8.30pm in Underground Fitness in Deansgrange. The team plays James Gaels in Glencullen at 2pm in the Stars of Erin pre-season cup this Saturday. 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. 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 - and our Twitter feed (@RanelaghGaels).
WE send our condolences to Aoife McGee on the recent bereavement of her grandmother. May she Rest In Peace. Our U12 boys had another terrific performance on Saturday, defeating St Sylvester's. We are busy organising "The Kube", which will take place on the 9th of May. We are looking for everybody in the club to get behind this venture. We need 42 volunteers to go into The Kube on the night, so if you think you can beat The Kube let us know. We also need people to come and help on the committee, or if you are in a position to sponsor an Ad, Spot Prize etc please contact 083-3448695. Thank you to everybody who supported our recent Clothes Collection.
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SENIOR hurlers enjoyed good win v Naomh Olaf in cup action Saturday evening and it was followed by a very successful Quiz Night and Medal Presentation. Thanks to all who took part and thanks to Dave and crew for support. Senior footballers suffered cup loss v St Anne's Friday night. Membership is now due for renewal & new members are welcome. It's easy to register online and takes just a few moments - visit www.roundtower.ie. Alternatively you can pay in the club. Defibrillator training to take place in club on Saturday 7th March from 9.30am-3.30pm. We again urge mentors and players to undertake this training when the opportunity arises. It is limited to eight persons but further courses will follow. The training is being provided free of charge. To book your place please contact Ed O'Malley at 087-8073391. Play the Round Tower Sports Master Prediction Game 2015 online or by purchasing a ticket from the club. It always proves a great challenge for sporting enthusiasts and those who wish to try their luck. Round Tower is delighted to offer excellent party packages for celebratory functions. Packages include cake, decorations and can include DJ and hot food. Enquiries to Jimmy at 087-7453478. We ask members to advise anyone considering a function to alert them to club as an excellent venue. Round Tower Lotto draw 23rd February. Jackpot €10,000 & numbers drawn 1-6-14-15. Bonus ball 26. No overall winner & no bonus ball winner. 3 x €100 winners: Gemma Carr, Jim Lowe & Eugene Ryan. The Club Lotto is a crucial fundraiser and it's very easy to support it. Play online at www.roundtower.ie. Again, we are spreading the words that we want new kids involved in the nursery. It takes place every Saturday morning at Collinstown College at present from 10am-11.30am.
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OUR next club fundraising event, the Casino Night, has changed night and will now happen on Friday 17th April. Tickets will cost €30 each (or buy 2 for €50) and will be available in the next fortnight from our fundraising committee (Tom Farrell, Kevin O'Neill, Liam Fitzgerald and Karen Harford). Our adult footballers will be holding a Poker Classic in the club on Friday 27th March. Everyone is welcome to take part. Contact Lorcan on 086-2518438 or Leo on 086-8165313 for further details. LuskManStanding competition. In light of the postponement of the Galway/Roscommon games, people who chose these teams will go onto next week's competition. However, if Galway or Roscommon lose this weekend's fixture (whenever they're played) they will be deemed to have been knocked out at this week's round. Our Academy runs each Saturday morning from 10:45am-12pm and caters for boys and girls aged between 4 and 7 years in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie with a small cost of €2. This is a great first step for your child into the world of GAA. The Academy have a special offer on a kit for your little player, which consists of jersey, shorts and socks for €25. Please contact our GPO James Costello for further details on 086-3465433. Congratulations to our Juvenile Chairman, David Power, and his wife Liz on the birth of their son Michael. Top coach Robert Naughton and Club GPO James Costelloe will receive their certificates at their Award 2 Graduation Ceremony this Saturday in Croke Park. We hope you have a wonderful day guys and we'll be looking out for your cheesy grins in the VIP Section as you watch the two Dublin games following your presentation. There was no winner of our Lotto this week; numbers drawn were 2-11-13-24.
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ADULT hurling games over the weekend in preparation for the new league season, which starts on 15th March. Both matches played in some very wintery conditions. Adult football league games next Sunday 8th March: Division 2 v Naomh Barrog; Division 8 v Geraldine Moran's & Division 11 v Tyrellstown. All games are away and support is very welcome. Great performance by the U16s combined team in their first game in Division 1 hurling on Saturday last. Nursery takes place every Saturday morning in our enclosed grounds at 95 Clontarf Road from 10am. New members are always welcome. Club Shop is open every Saturday from 10am-12pm. Check out the great value available as well as the wide range of Club Gear. Easter Camp dates: Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April from 10am (more details to follow). A Child Protection Course will be held in the club on Thursday next, 5th March from 7pm-10pm. Contact Club GPO Joanne Courtney at 087-9146748 to book your place for this important course. Great night had by all at the Scoil Neasáin 45th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser, which was held in the Grand Hotel Malahide last Friday. Well done to Mairead O'Sullivan and the organisers. Looking forward to the double-header in Croke Park next Saturday evening. Tickets ordered through the club can be collected on Thursday evening in the clubhouse. Best wishes to Daragh Levins playing in the Leinster Schools Final on Saturday. Don't forget to buy tickets in advance to save on the entry price. 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 Rathmichael School. The Academy caters for children from 4-8 years old at only €2 per week. There is no annual subscription and covers Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. All equipment is supplied. New members are always welcome. Girls U9 meet in Scoil Mhuire at 10am. Girls' U11 have their first league match away to Naomh Fionnbarra on Saturday evening. Boys U12 lost to against Na Fianna. Next match is at half-time in the Dublin v Tyrone game in Croke Park on Saturday. Good luck everybody and enjoy the day. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a Jackpot of €1,900. The €50 prize went to Ann & Marie. Training for the adult football team is in Rathmichael School on Thursday night at 9pm. Our match against Thomas Davis was cancelled due to snow on the pitch. Next league match is against Croi Ro Naofa in Killinarden at 2.30pm on Sunday. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. Club contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.
CLUB Fundraiser on the Cheltenham Festival now only one week away. Prediction Competition on 12 selected races. Entry €10 or 3 entries for €20. 1st Prize €1,000; 2nd €300; 3rd €200. Entry forms can be downloaded from the website skerriesharps.ie or from Fergal, 086-8984657, or any committee member or from behind Clubhouse Bar. Please return before Monday 9th March at 9pm. All proceeds go to the day-to-day running of the club. Please support and you even could win €1,000. Minor football had good start to their league campaign with a victory over St Maur's. Fixtures: Sunday 8th March - Senior Football v Clontarf, home 10.30am. Junior 1 v Bank Of Ireland, away 12pm. Junior 2 v St Peregrine's, away 2.30pm. For more fixtures, results and up-to-date news, see the website skerriesharps.ie. Club Annual Membership now due. Juvenile Academy: Saturday mornings between 10am-11.30am. Club Shop open from 10am. New Clubhouse Bar opening times: Thursday and Friday from 7pm; Saturday and Sunday from 2pm. All welcome to come down and have a drink in the new facilities. Dates for Diary: Fashion Show - Friday 13th March in new clubhouse sold out. 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. All new members welcome. Club membership includes Golf Society membership. Contact Paul Murray, 085-1740474. Harps Club Ties now in stock at €15. Great gift idea. Contact Fergal, 086-8984657. Zingo result: 5-7-2-1-6-3-4. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €3,200. Would make a nice holiday. Next draw Thursday 5th March in The Bus Bar at 10.30pm. Envelopes €2 from Gary Holland or by quarterly bank standing order or play on-line at skerriesharps.ie. Playing makes it possible and helps your club at the same time.
GREAT win for our seniors & superb performances and results by teams from all sections of the club last weekend, so well done to all. Training for all grades as usual this week so contact your manager for arrangements. Membership fees for 2015 are now due and can be paid by contacting the committee, your team manager, at the club bar, the club shop or via our website. Please complete the new membership form in full when applying or renewing membership. Our senior team will be hosting a Fundraising Table Quiz followed by DJ on Monday 16th March at 8pm (eve of St Patrick's Day). A team of 4 is €40 and there are great prizes on offer. "Strictly" returns to St Anne's this year in Citywest on Saturday 23rd May, with an information night in the club Thursday 12th March. If you're interested in getting involved, dancing or helping out please contact Declan on 087-2832687 or email email@example.com. Lucky number on 1st March was 23 with 1 winner. Weekly club activities including Slimming World, Bingo, Zumba, Badminton, Shane Smith Fitness, Krav Maga and all live music sessions continue as usual this week. Visit our club website www.stannesgaa.com, our Facebook & Twitter pages for the latest on all fixtures, results & activities within our club. If you have something you want included in our club notes or on our social media network please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STARS OF ERIN
MEN'S adult team lost to Geraldine Moran's. Big improvement needed for next Sunday at home to Cuala. U13s and U10s had good wins. U8s lost. Easter Camp takes place from Tuesday 31st-2nd April. Cost €35. Stars are holding Easter Draw. Tickets €10 each. Draw takes place on Easter Sunday in Step Inn. Clothes Bank in car park. This is a fundraiser for the club. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 13-22-26. €20 winners: Maisie Cannon, Mick Dillon & Jessica Morris. Next week's Jackpot €800. Thanks for all your support.
LOTTO results 28th February. Numbers drawn were 1-7-11-13. No winner. €50 winners were Ray Donohue, Stephen Aoibhin, Samanta and P&M. Next week's Jackpot is €7,700. Many thanks for your continued support. Training this week, Wednesday evening at 7:30pm sharp at the pitch. All players expected to attend.
THE U9s put up a spirited performance against Man-O-War on Saturday morning. Both football teams were in cup action last Sunday with the 1sts winning away to St James Gaels in the Stacy Cup, but the 2nds were beaten away by Tyrellstown in the Duffy Cup. Both football teams back in league action this Sunday with the 1sts making the short hop to Islandbridge and a meeting with Civil Service at 12pm in AFL6, while the 2nds are at home to Fingal Ravens in AFL10 at 2.30pm. St Brendan's GAA Saturday Kidz Club continues this Saturday morning at 9.30am. 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. The juveniles have been selected for Tesco Community Fund in Prussia Street. Please support by shopping in Tesco Prussia St and by putting the blue token in our box. Training continues for the footballers this Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm and for the hurlers at 7pm at Longmeadows. Ladies team are training on Monday Wednesday at 7.30pm. New players are always welcome. Anyone interested in playing please email email@example.com.
CLUB Membership is now due and can be paid online. All details are on club website. Next Texas Hold Em Poker Night is this Friday evening (March 6) from 8pm. Tickets €25, available from 087-6339238, firstname.lastname@example.org or at the door. Strictly Come Brigid's returns on March 28th, tickets now on sale from our dancers and in the club. Limited number available so get yours fast. Well done to all our juvenile and adult teams who were in league action over the weekend. Stand out results were our minor A footballers, who beat Clontarf 1-12 to 2-6 in Division 1 and our U12 footballers, who beat the same opposition. Our Club Nursery continues as normal from 9.30am-11am every Saturday morning. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area and new members and families are especially welcome. Contact Paul on 087-9154748 or email email@example.com for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place this Thursday, March 5th in The Roselawn Inn. Make sure you have your tickets, available online or from usual sellers. St Patrick's Weekend Festival Special, Vinyl Night, "Forty Shades - Truly Irish", real good stuff from the 60s, Dubliners, Wolfe Tones, Planxty and many more. Saturday 14th of March 9pm. Great fun and craic guaranteed. Prizes for most original head-dress. Light refreshments, no cover charge. Cardiac Screening Session in this club this March. Highly recommended for all players. See website for details.
ADULT team match, Sunday 8th March, playing at home to Templeogue/Synge Street. Throw-in at 2.30pm in Balheary. Come down and support the lads. Training Tuesday, 8pm in Swords Fitness and Thursday at 8pm in Balheary. All players please attend. Lotto- Monday February 23. Numbers drawn: 10-24-27-30. No winner. 2 consolation prizes of €100 awarded. Jackpot is now at €10,100. Envelopes can be got in the clubhouse bar, The Harp Bar, The Estuary Bar and the Pound Bar. Thank you for your continued support. Darts: B team lost 5-1 to Round Towers. A team won 5-0 to Cricket Club. Cup semi-final, Friday 6th March. Cilles A team v Strand played in the Strand Bar, Rush. Finals also played on the night. All support welcome. Best of luck lads. Pool: Hard luck to the pool team on Wednesday, who lost 5-3 to Good Counsel. They play away to Salomons on Wednesday 4th March. Best of luck lads. 5 Card Poker is held in the clubhouse each Friday night. Rooms are available for rental for private functions and parties. If you wish to have anything added to the club notes, please contact us at Stcolmcillesbar@gmail.com.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
OUR new minor girls' football team had their first game on Saturday, in some terrible conditions, against a strong Na Fianna team. Congratulations and well done to all the girls. Just before the minor girls' game, we saw a great performance from the U13 girls in their Division 2 football match against Na Fianna. The U13 camogie team matched the footballers with a great win, in atrocious conditions, against Castleknock with a score of 7-3 to 2-1. The adult hurling team played and won a challenge game against St Maur's on Saturday. Next Saturday evening will be a big night for Niamh Rafferty from our Nursery Section, as she has been chosen as the team mascot for the Dublin team and will lead out the teams at the next Spring Series fixture in Croke Park. Tickets will be available on the day - Adults: €15 - Stand & Terrace; Juveniles: €5 - Stand. Dublin hurlers v Cork - 5pm; Dublin football v Tyrone - 7pm. Special mention goes out to PJ Murray, who refereed his first inter-county fixture on Saturday in Tinahely, Co Wicklow. The fixture was a Minor Girls Leinster Championship game between Wicklow and Carlow. Congratulations to the coaches from St Finian's who, after 7 weeks, completed the Award 1 Coaching Course. The Fantasy Cheltenham competition is being run as a fundraiser again this year. Tickets are available from the Club Office or from committee members. Entries must be completed and returned to the office by Wednesday evening. The club will be participating in the Swords St Patrick's Day Parade again this year. It is hoped we will have representatives taking part from every team in the club. The Club Lotto jackpot was €2,000 this week and the numbers drawn were 4-6-15-24. There was no Jackpot winner.
ST JAMES GAELS
OUR Club Open Day is this Saturday between 11am-12.30pm in the Iveagh Grounds. Everyone, whether you are a current club member or interested in getting involved with your local GAA club in any part, is welcome to come down and have a look. All juvenile teams from the age of 4-16, whether it be girls or boys teams or football or hurling, will be present with both the U14 boys and U16 girls team playing after the event is over for those who wish to stay around and look at the future of the club. The Fundraising Committee have proudly announced the major event for this year will be The Kube. Details will be announced in the coming days. Anyone interested in helping out or taking part should contact Molly Hand or Paul Flanagan or drop a message on our Facebook page. The adult men's team have a match this coming Wednesday in the Iveagh Grounds against Liffey Gaels and the ladies hope to finish off their group in style as they play Ranelagh Gaels on Saturday afternoon. Membership is now due, payments can be paid online or through any committee member or mentor.
WE are delighted to announce Suzanne Kane and Ian Fortune as MCs for Strictly Naomh Jude 2015. After the success of last year we look forward to seeing them on Friday. A limited number of tickets are available from the Jude's Bar and Horkan's SuperValu. This is a ticket only event, cash will not be accepted at the door on the night. Bus tickets to and from Citywest on Friday are available behind the bar at the low cost of €5 return. Buses leave Jude's at 6.15pm and return 30 minutes after the winners are announced. Congratulations to Cian O Riain Broin, Danny Sutcliffe and captain Jesse Kennedy on winning the Ryan Cup with Trinity College on Saturday. The club is very proud of this excellent achievement. Ladies Football - Juvenile Update: Only two games took place this weekend due to the weather. Hard luck to the U13A team, who lost to Lucan in opening game of Division 1. Success though for the U13B team, who defeated Ballyboden 8-6 v 3-4 to start Division 5 with a win. The U14s and U16s will have to wait another week to begin their campaigns with games v St Patrick's (a) and Templeogue SS (h) respectably. In the non-competitive Go-Games leagues, our U10, U11, U12 teams will be working hard to develop their skills and enjoyment of the game with games against Naomh Olaf, Garda/Westmanstown and St Patrick's. St Mac Dara's U16 camogie team will contest the All-Ireland Final against Mercy Convent, Waterford on Saturday 7th of March. Venue is tba. We wish them the best of luck. This year's Easter Camp takes place from 30th of March-2nd of April with two days of football and two days of hurling; 9.30am-2pm each day. The cost is €30 per camp or €50 for both.
MEMBERSHIP fees for 2015 were due by the end of February. You can sign up and pay via the club's online store - www.stkevinskilliansgaa.com. This year we are providing multiple payment options for membership fees (please note that even if you pay online, you must fill out a membership form and return it to the club - forms are automatically sent to you by email when you pay online). It is vital for the club that all members pay their membership fees as soon as possible. Thank you. The Academy and U10s are training on Saturday in Kilnamanagh at 10.30am. New members are always welcome. St Kevin's Killian's GAA would like to thank Dave McCormack for his generous donation of a generator to the club. The junior men's team recorded another win at home to St Joseph's OCB in the Murphy Cup. Next match for the junior men's team is away to Raheny in St Anne's Park on the 8th March in the league. Training for the junior men's team is Tuesdays at 6.45pm and Thursdays at 7.45pm, currently in Belgard Community Centre. New members always welcome. If you are interested, just pop along to one of the training sessions or contact the club. See club website for contact details. The Club Lotto results for Sunday 1st March 2015. Numbers drawn: 1, 6 & 9. We had 1 Winner, Dolores Lake. (x3) prizes of €20 to Jimmy Harbourne, Mary Howard & Brenda Cooke. Next week's Jackpot will be €250. You can purchase tickets via club members, on night of each draw in Kingswood Lodge from 9.30pm and you can 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.
NO winner in the Lotto the weekend. 6-16-21-23. The Jackpot is now €6,500. Congrats to our €20 winners; Angela O Reilly, Paul Woosley, Linda Sutherland, Paddy Hendrick & Christy Dunne. The juniors' game to Ballymun on Sunday was called off minutes before throw-in due to the snow. Thomas Ashe minors had a great win against Round Towers of Lusk, 2-7 to 2 -4. They play Fingal Ravens, Wednesday night in Garristown at 7.30pm. Intermediate footballers play St Vincent's Tuesday night in the cup away at 8pm & play away to St Mark's in the league Sunday Morning at 10.30am. Please do come out & support all the teams. Membership is now over due for those who have yet to pay, please get in touch with team mentors as soon as possible. EGM will take place in The Complex on the 25th March, New officers will be elected and any motions will be addressed. Only fully paid up members can attend and will be able to vote. Can mentors please text fixtures & results to 086-0648220.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
IN cup competitions Sunday, seniors beat Ballinteer and juniors beat Peregrines. Minors play Tuesday night in Saggart, weather and pitch permitting. As a result of weather and matches over the past few days, Saggart pitch is in very poor condition. The Executive Committee has decided to postpone all training for all teams on the pitch until further notice. The club is currently seeking 2 selectors for our senior football team. You will be required to attend all training sessions as well as matches. The club is committed to regaining our Division 1 status. So, if you are interested and can give the required commitment please call Pat 086-0454434. Membership is now due and can be paid to any committee member, Bernie Howard or online through club website, as can the weekly Club Lotto. Lotto numbers last week were 1-5-18-23. There were no winners of Jackpot or Match 3, so they are worth €800 and €200 respectively on Thursday. The Annual 4 Districts St Patrick's Day Parade takes place on Tuesday 17th March at 2pm from Rathlawns to Saggart village. We are delighted to announce that we will have two marching bands taking part this year; Grade 1 & Grade 3 World and European Champions, The St Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band, will lead the parade along with members from the Roger Casement One. Our Grand Marshals this year are the winners of the hugely successful "Strictly Together", Darren & Davina. Our theme this year is The Joy of Dance. After the parade in St Mary's clubhouse, we have a children's disco, face painting, arts & crafts. Our upstairs lounge and downstairs bar will be open from 2pm. If you want to enter the parade - entry is free.
FOLLOWING on from the success of our previous Mother's Day events, St Monica's GAA are once more organising the perfect day for your mammy, grandmother and friends. For just €15 a head you can enjoy a main course meal, dessert, tea n' coffee plus we will provide musical entertainment throughout the day. Tickets cost just €15 per person and are now available to purchase. For more information please contact Eamon Murphy 01-8486818. Only three teams got to play this weekend owing to the inclement weather. Our U8s gave a superb performance at the mini-blitz held in Balbriggan on Saturday morning, winning all 3 games with Jake Annan declared Player of the Blitz. Our U12s drew with Kilmacud Crokes, while the adult footballers lost to O'Dwyers in the Conlon Cup. This Saturday March 7th will be a momentous day for G4G with our three new girls football teams, U10, U11 and U13, all playing their first home games. Action gets underway at 2pm. Please support if you can. There was no winner of our Club Lotto draw, which took place on Thursday night (February 26th). Numbers drawn out were 7-11-15. Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €1,050+. 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.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
MEMBERSHIP fees for 2015 can be paid online via the club website - see www.plunketts.ie for details. Well done to minor A football team on good win over St Sylvester's. Second team drew with Na Fianna. Fixtures: 8th March - Senior Football v Thomas Davis, MSP @10.30am. Inter Football v Clann Mhuire, The Naul @10.30am. Junior Football v St Jude's, Tymon North @12pm. Junior Football v Clanna Gael Fontenoy, MSP @2.30pm. Minor Hurling v Naomh Mearnog, MSP @11am. Tickets now on sale for The Kube Show on Monday 16th March. Lotto numbers for 1st March were: 9-16-24-25. No Winner of Jackpot. Match 3 winners: Paul Dunne & Colette O'Dwyer. Jackpot now €1,950.