Tuesday 12 December 2017



BALLYBODEN St Enda's Lotto is back. Every Sunday night in Ballyboden St Enda's clubhouse, you will have a chance to win our Jackpot. There was no winner in this week's Lotto, but we had three match three numbers. Lorraine Stears, 75 Balrothery Estate; Vincent Carney 8 Beverly Rise, Knocklyon & Stephen McDonnell, 38 Monalea Grove, Firhouse. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's Lotto, log onto www.bodengaa.ie. Congrats to our senior hurlers, who drew with Craobh Chiarain in the AHL with a scoreline of 0-11 to 1-8. Congrats to Colaiste Eanna on their penalty shoot-out victory in the All-Ireland Soccer A Final. Minor goalkeeper Josh Kane came on with 2 minutes of injury-time to save a penalty and assist them get over the line. They were 3-1 down in the penalty shoot-out and came back to win out. Great excitement. Boden lads Warren Egan, Darragh Langan and Hugh Keller were all starters. Congrats to U14 Dublin footballers, manager and Ballyboden St Enda's clubman Feargal Brennan on their win today against Longford. Don't forget to pop down to the clubhouse on St Patrick's Day. There will be Irish Dancing in the hall & food will be available. Great day out for the family. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's - log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Twitter or Facebook #bodengaa.


OUR juvenile sides had some mixed results this week. Our St Peter's minor team had a good win at home in the league Sunday morning, beating St Peregrine's 3-14 to 2-6 and our U10 won v Round Towers Lusk. Hard luck to our U12 girls and U11 boys, who lost both their matches. Well done to all involved. Fixtures for next weekend. Saturday 21st: U10 girls play away to Trinity Gaels. On Sunday 22nd, our first team travel to Naomh Olaf at 10.30am & second team play at home v Na Fianna 12pm. Both league matches. U12 girls play Fingal Ravens at 4pm at home. Best of luck to all playing. Last week's Club Lotto Result. Numbers drawn: 10-17-41. No winner. Next week's Jackpot €2,660.


THE Nursery is on Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm in the Leisure Centre. This week's Lotto numbers were 06-20-27-28; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot €5,400. The four €30 winners are Linda McAviney, Elaine Lynch, Dave Johnson & Damien Clarke. Tickets are €2 each and are available from club members or in Chasers itself. Please help support the club by getting your Lotto ticket. The club is always looking for new players for all teams; anyone interested can contact Paul on 086-2189173. Follow us on Twitter (@BallyfermotDLS) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/BallyfermotDLS) or web: ballyfermotdls.altervista.org.


OUR "Laoch na seachtaine" are our members who will represent St Aidan's School in the 'A' Leinster Final this week. The very best of luck to St Aidan's, and in particular all those who wear the red and green of the 'Mun. Good luck folks. Our U14s have training on Thursday at 6.30pm and all players should bring both runners and boots for gym and pitch work. All players expected as there's a big game on Saturday. Best wishes for a speedy recovery also to Mossy from all the team and club. Best of luck also to our U15s, who play Na Fianna in a league game next Saturday at 3pm in Mobhi Road, while they will be sporting the new-look of the "Tech7" sponsored jerseys with huge thanks to Peter Loughlin for this. All support most welcome. There is a new range of merchandise now available to view on our Facebook page, with a complete price list. Please email bkmerchandise@live.com for further details or to order. We would also ask for patience as we are currently re-designing our website and it is temporarily down as a result. We hope to re-publish the site within the next week and thank you for your patience. Luckily you still have Facebook and our Twitter @BallymunGAA to keep you up to date.


OUR senior hurlers got off to the perfect start to their league campaign, winning away against Raheny last Sunday. The adult footballers play St Anne's this Saturday in Somerton, throw-in at 10:30am. Details of all other games will follow during the week. 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 €9,000. If you would like to send in any photos, news or match reports, please send them all to info@castleknock.net.


AFTER serving many years as club manager, Shay Connolly has decided to move on to other things. His enthusiasm and passion for the club and for Gaelic Games will be greatly missed - but hopefully not lost to us entirely. Fittingly, it was that very passion that recently earned Shay a Sean Moore Community Award. In the award citation, Roisín Ingle aptly summed up Shay in one word - passion: whether passion for the GAA through his work for the club and his representation of the club at all levels in the wider community; or passion for the community he serves through his involvement in a host of other projects to promote people welfare. She also referenced his real and deep understanding of the people of Ringsend and further afield. Congratulations to Shay - a most deserving recipient. And we look forward to still seeing him around the club on a regular basis - not least shouting support for Clanns teams from the sideline. Well done to our U10 hurlers, who graced Croke Park during the half-time interval in the recent Dublin v Cork hurling fixture. It was a great experience for the players, mentors and parents alike and all thoroughly enjoyed it - even if the result didn't go the way of the Dubs. Congratulations are also due to our junior ladies football team, who finished third overall in an International Tournament in The Hague, Netherlands. Last but not least, a word of congratulations must go to the Scoil Uí Fontenoy U16 hurlers (the combined Scoil Uí Chonaill and Clanna Gael Fontenoy team). In just their second match since gaining promotion to Division 1, they recorded their first and hard-fought win with a three-point victory against Raheny.


TEAM of the Week are our U16 girls, who started their Division 1 league campaign with a fine win over Ballyboden. This group won Division 1 last season, becoming the 1st Clontarf ladies team to win a Division 1 league title. Well done to all involved. Intermediate hurlers started life in AHL4 with a good win over Trinity Gaels. Minor A footballers drew with Ballymun in a terrific Division 1 game. U14B hurlers also drew v Setanta. There was no winner of the Club Lotto this week. The numbers drawn were: 7-8-24-26. Weekly consolation winners were James Costello and Gabriel Byrne. Next week's jackpot is worth €7,400. You can join our Club Lotto by logging on to our website. The club has organised a Sports Prediction Quiz. Costing €20, you can predict the winners of upcoming sports events. You can play by logging on to our website. www.clontarfgaa.com.


HARD luck to the intermediate team in their game against Setanta. Next intermediate fixture, home to Kevin's on the 29th March @10.30am. Great win by the U13s v Naomh Olaf and U15s brought home the win against Lucan Sarsfields. Great performances by the U8, U13 and U15 camogie teams. Fixtures: 19th March - junior team away to Parnell's @ 8pm. Saturday 21st - U8s away to Lucan @ 11am, U10 home to Thomas Davis @ 11am, U11 away to Parnell's @ 11am, U12s home to Castleknock @ 12.15pm. Sunday - Minor Camogie away to Castleknock @ 11am, U13s away to Good Counsel @ 10am, Minor Hurlers home to Rialto Gaels @ 11am. Congratulations to Ciara Clohessy and Caoimhe Phelan, who have been selected for the Dublin Development Squad. Best of luck girls. 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. Easter Camp 30th March-2nd April. 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.


NO winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €2,000 for Monday 9th March. 8 match three winners each receive €86. The numbers were: 5-15-21-24. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,500. Tickets are €2 and the draw takes place every Monday in the Club Lounge at 11pm. Please note there is a change for this week only. The Lotto draw will take place today St Patrick's Day at 11pm. Music continues in the lounge every Sunday. George Murphy will be there on the 22nd March. Membership fees are now overdue. Please contact Club Registrar Linda Scanlon or you can pay at the Club Bar. Receipts are issued. The Annual Juvenile Section Golf Classic will take place in Corrstown Golf Club on Sunday 12th April with the tee reserved from 12.30pm-2.30pm. 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. The Juvenile Easter Egg raffle tickets are now on sale tickets €2each. Draw will take place on Easter Saturday in Club Lounge at 10.30pm. Any more details contact Anthony McCord. Next Golf Outing will be on Saturday March 21st in Beverstown. Tee time starts at 12pm.


WELL done to the three juvenile boys' teams, who all recorded fine wins over the weekend. Big thanks to all parents who drove our players to games over the weekend. Hard luck to the men's team, who suffered their first defeat of the year against Ballinteer St John's in the cup. Best of luck to the ladies team, who play their first game of the year against Thomas Davis this Monday night in a friendly. Best of luck to Derek and the ladies. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 23, 35 and 40. 2 x €20 winners were P Ryan and Durlas Eile both c/o Pat. Next week's Jackpot €3,050. Thanks for your continued support. This year's Annual St Patrick's Day Fun Run/Walk will take place this Tuesday at 11am at the clubhouse. All welcome. Sponsor card must be returned on the day. Some members of the ladies team will be running the ladies mini-marathon this year. Anyone wanting to do it on behalf of the club, contact Nicola Brown for details. Training times for the upcoming week will be posted on Monday. Anybody looking to have items included in the weekly club notes, please contact club secretary before 10am every Monday. Keep up with on-going club events on Facebook and Twitter.


CONGRATULATIONS to our senior hurling team, who got their league campaign off to a winning start with a fine win over St Oliver Plunkett's. Our junior team were beaten narrowly by Raheny. Our U12 girls' football team played their first-ever game on Sunday and although they lost by a point, they put in one hell of a performance. Special mention to Mia Reynolds, who was Player of the Match. Club Lotto was won by Paul McGreal and there were 6 Match 3 winners. Congratulations to Paul, who won €9,100. Enjoy the winnings. The numbers drawn were 5, 17, 19 and 20. Next week's winning Jackpot will be €1,500. 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 to contact your PRO Andrew on 086-3148539. I'd be happy to hear from you.


HARD luck to the senior hurlers, who lost to a strong St Jude's side in AHL1 on Sunday. There was better news for the Junior As, who beat St Mark's in AHL5. The Junior Bs lost narrowly to Lucan in AHL8 in Hyde Park. Good luck to the senior footballers, who take on Ballymun Kikhams in AFL1 next Sunday at Pairc Ciceam. All support welcome. Hard luck also to the U16 hurlers, who lost out to Ballyboden by 2-9 to 0-8 in Shanganagh on Sunday. Earlier the same day, the U15 hurlers had a big 4-7 to 0-0 win over St Vincent's in Division 1. Good luck to the minor hurlers in their Division 1 clash with Kilmacud in Shankill next Saturday. The U15 camogie team lost out to Naomh Mearnog by 3-6 to 4-1 at the weekend. The U13s had better luck in their win over Good Counsel in Division 2. Congratulations to Mick Fitzsimons and the Dublin senior footballers, who bounced back from their defeat to Tyrone by comprehensively beating Mayo in Castlebar last Saturday. Hard luck to Cian O'Callaghan, Paul & Mark Schutte, Colm Cronin and the Dublin senior hurlers, who lost a very exciting and close game against Clare last Saturday. Well done to Cuala's Jennifer Dunne, Eimear Loughlin and the rest of the Dublin Ladies U16s on their win over Kildare. Jennifer continued her scoring streak with Dublin by getting a brace of points. The details of Cuala's Easter Camps have been announced. All the details are on www.cualagaa.ie. There are still some seats available for our Night of the GAA Greats Fundraiser in Croke Park on March 27th. Contact Gerry 086-8241692 or Barbara 086-8271070 for tickets. Hard luck to Shane O'Brien's Dublin Camogie team who lost to Cork in Division 1 on Sunday.


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 strictlyclonee@outlook.com, Amanda 087-2590822 or Mick 086-0435195. Thanks to everyone who supported the Launch Night. We're taking part in Topaz's Cash for Clubs (Registration number: 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 Naomh Fionnbarra. Our U15 hurlers beat Ballyboden St Enda's. 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 & U16 camogie teams at the weekend. Well done to U13 ladies football team, who beat St Maur's. Our ladies football & camogie teams are looking for players. Gaelic4mothers and others continues Tuesdays, 9am-10am at Ongar Community Centre. Call Ciara 087-9147154. Anyone interested in playing football can call Pat 087-7642155. Our hurlers drew with Thomas Davis in the league. Anyone interested in playing can call Karl 087-2352074. No winner of our Weekly Lotto. Numbers: 2, 11, 20 & 22. Next week's Jackpot €5,800.


U13 hurlers beat Clontarf at weekend. Great team performance with Graham Carrick as Man of the Match. U14s best Whitehall away. Jack Redmond starring with 2-4 and Jamie McDonald playing a stormer in his first hurling game for the team. Minor footballers had a good win over Na Fianna. Junior hurlers beat Naomh Fionnbarra in opening game of league, whilst seniors lost to Na Fianna. This weekend's fixtures. On Sunday: senior footballers v St Mary's (Saggart) in club at 10:30am. Inters play Crumlin in Willie Pearse Park at 12pm. Juniors play Man-O-War at 3pm in club. Minor hurlers play Round Towers (Clondalkin). Memberships are now due. New members must pay before playing or training. Easter Camp takes place March 30th-1st April. €30 if you pre-book. €35 otherwise. Grasshoppers are looking for a new head coach, as Orlaith Moran is heading for pastures new. Yvonne Berigan (086-0790924) will be in Juvenile Room on Saturday from 11am-1pm for info on all above. 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 5-15-19-21 and bonus number was 18. Next week's Jackpot is €3,800. There will be a Race Night in the Club Bar on March 28th. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening. Best of luck to Karl Reilly and Sinead, who head off to Canada this week. Hopefully not too long with Karl's form of late for the hurlers. Thanks to Paul Fitzpatrick and Co, who organised The Chain Gang on Saturday night and to everyone who supported the event. Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Phádraig daoibh go léir a chairde.


SENIOR league game v Naomh Mearnog scheduled for Saturday was deferred. See this space for re-fixture. U13A and B hurlers both had good wins v Cuala. U14s after a great performance lost narrowly to St Sylvester's. U16s had a great win v St Brigid's. Minors play Ballinteer St John's next Sunday in the league in Marley Park @ 11am. In camogie, U8s won three games and drew one in their first-ever Blitz held in Kevin's. A huge well done to team and mentors. U14 Division 4 team were outstanding also and had a convincing win v CBC. A big "Thank You" to everyone who helped to make Friday night's Table Quiz in aid of Hurling and Camogie Feile teams such a resounding success. Members please note, annual subscriptions are now overdue and should be paid asap to Tom Ryan, Evelyn Whelehan or register & pay online on www.faughs.ie. Players are reminded that club insurance only covers fully paid up members. We wish a speedy recovery to Eileen Hearne, who is indisposed following a slight accident at the weekend. Twenty Questions as usual in the members' bar every Wednesday. All welcome. Club Lotto - Numbers: 6, 13, 15 and 23. No Winner. Two 'Match 3' winners (share €200). J & M Healy and Colm McVeigh both c/o club. Next week's Jackpot will be €11,000.


LAST week's results: Our U9 and U11 teams both had convincing wins at home on Saturday morning to St Peregrine's and Oliver Plunkett's/ER respectively. U13s played St Pat's (Donabate) in a tough challenge game on Saturday. Thanks to Stephen Manning and Isaac Kiely, who both made their debuts as referees on Saturday morning. Our U16 girls played some great football on Sunday afternoon, but Ballyboden St Enda's turned out to be too strong on the day, winning by 3 points. 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. 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 were distributed to all teams over the last 2 weeks. Closing date for receipt of all entries is the 30th of April 2015. Lotto results: No winner. Numbers drawn were 8, 19, 32 & 37. €20 to Grainne Garrigan, Bernie Farrell & Gerard O'Brien. Next week's Jackpot is worth €13,689. Adult fixtures this week: Our seniors play Templeogue/Synge Street in Dolphin Park at 10.30am in the league on Sunday 22nd of March. The second team play St Brigid's at home at 12pm in the league on Sunday 22nd of March.


ST Patrick's Day - Summary: The parade will commence at 11.30am and we meet in the grounds of Coláiste Choilm at 10.45am. The Club Finals from Croke Park will be televised in the Club Bar and the main hall will have Irish dancing, singing, live music and DJ Dave Cleary. The U14 boys' squad will host a cake sale & raffle from 1pm in aid of Féile '15. A strategic development committee has been put in place to produce a detailed strategic 5 Year Development Plan for all aspects of the club. Further details of the committee and goals will be emailed to all members over the next week. This year's Easter Camp '15 will take place on March 30th-2nd April (Monday-Thursday), 10am-2pm. It's a combined camp of hurling & football for boys and girls aged 4-13 years. The cost of the camp is €40 with a €10 discount if you sign up before 8pm on Friday 27th of March. Application forms will be available this week from the club and during the week they will be on our website, www.fingallians.com. In the Camogie Section, the underage teams were out in winning style at their Go Games Blitzes this weekend, with the U10s at home and the U8s & U9s away. In the league, the U16s were hosted by St Anne's. Please support our 2015 Club Recycling Drive. Bags can be dropped into the Club Bar any evening, 7pm-9pm, or into the hall on Saturday mornings between 10am-12pm over the next 3 weeks. All clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, textiles etc (mobile phones will be accepted separately). No household bric-a-brac. The Lotto numbers last week: 3, 13, 15, 20 & 36. We had 3 winners: Rose Dignam, Pat Crosbie & James McGuinness.


RESULTS: The re-fixed U14 game against Ballyboden took place on Friday evening and the team turned in a magnificent performance to win by 4-11 to 3-5. The Minor A teams and U16 teams also had good victories over the weekend, with the minors overcoming Ballyboden and the U16s beating St Sylvester's. The Minor B team were unlucky to lose to a very good Man-O-War team and a last-minute goal by Na Fianna saw the U13s missing out on a victory. Well done to the club players who were involved with the Dublin senior and U14 teams, who had great wins on Sunday. The senior team beat Laois and the U14s beat Longford. As called out in our notes on February 27th, the club will be marching in the St Patrick's Day Parade in Bray. A mail with information has been sent to all mentors and we look forward to seeing as many players as possible marching on the day. After the parade, all players, mentors and members are invited back to Seapoint Rugby Club for a get together. Jersey sponsorship for U12s: Many thanks to Sherry FitzGerald, who have sponsored jerseys for our U12 team. Just a reminder about membership and that this can now be paid on-line. To pay your membership, just visit the club website and click on the link to access the on-line membership application system. The numbers attending the Academy continue to grow week by week, so well done to all concerned. If you know of other players who might be interested in attending, please let them know that the Academy starts every Saturday morning at 9:50am.


WE had a very enjoyable bus trip to Ennis last Saturday. Obviously the result was disappointing, but the Dubs put in a very big effort and probably should have won the game. Clare came good in the last-quarter. Dotsy O'Callaghan had a wonderful game and was voted Man of the Match by the supporters on the bus. So it's all down to the final game versus Galway at Parnell Park next Sunday. A win or a draw would guarantee a quarter-final game. If Kilkenny beat Clare, Dublin will be through even if they lose to Galway. We had a very small turnout for our AGM. A motion was passed that members who had not paid their membership fee in 2014 would be contacted by text and asked to renew for 2015 by the end of March or have their names taken off the texting list etc. Members who pay online will be requested to arrange payment from December-March 31st so that we have complete up to date membership list by the end of March. Val Langstone, Phil Burke and Ciarán Mac Anraoi were voted on to the committee for 2015. Membership costs €20 for adults and €10 for juveniles. You can sign online at www.fodh.ie or send your money and details to Tom O'Donnell. We will also be selling memberships at Parnell Park on March 22nd for the Galway game. Those who sign up in March will be in a draw for 2 tickets to the quarter-finals of the league on Sunday March 29th. We will be selling caps [€5] and polo shirts [€35] at Parnell Park on Sunday. FODH fleece jackets [€50] can be ordered by sending your money and size details to Tom O'Donnell at Games Office, St Vincent's CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, no later than March 22.


JUNIORS lost by a point to St Vincent's in Cup tie at home last Sunday morning. Next fixture at home to Lucan Sarsfields in league next Sunday morning at 10.30am. Intermediates also have home league fixture against St Finbarr's at 10.30am. Ladies had good run out against Clontarf last Wednesday and training continues at usual times. Club membership and deposits for London trip are now due.


THE adult hurlers got their league campaign off to a winning start with a one point win over Skerries Harps at Galtymore. A drawn game at half-time, Counsel battled back and came out with the win. The final score was 2-9 to 1-11, well done to the players and management. The U16 hurlers also beat Skerries over the weekend, 2-8 to 1-4, and hard luck to the U15 hurlers, who lost out to Vincent's. The U15 camogie team had a win away against Erin's Isle, 2-8 to 1-4. Well done to the management and players. Well done also to all those who took part in Go Games Cluster Blitz over the weekend. Next weekend the first team footballers take on St Finian's away at 10.30am and the second team play Ballyfermot at Galtymore at 3pm. Show your support. This Tuesday, St Patrick's Day, there will be music in the Club Bar from 6pm. See you all there. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 8-24-27. Next week's Jackpot is €4,600. A reminder that registration is overdue. You can print off a copy of the registration form from the website. 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.


GREAT win last Wednesday for the lads against Sylvester's. Final Score: Innisfails 0-11, Sylvester's 0-10. Next Fixture: Sunday 22nd March away to Thomas Davis @ 12pm. All support greatly appreciated. Music in the club on St Patrick's Day by One for the Road. Complementary food included, come along and celebrate La Le Padraig. Easter Egg Raffle tickets available in the clubhouse, €5 per strip. No winner of the €5,000 Lotto this week. Also, no winner of the €2,650. Ladies Darts team away to O'Toole's this Thursday. Bingo with Ivan every Wednesday night. Jackpot now stands at €460. New adult & juvenile players welcome. Contact Christy Breen @ 086-3886506 or the club for details.


KEVIN'S Annual Easter Tournament is coming up soon. Good Friday & Easter Saturday. All details, ages & times are on the website. Contact Paul Mac on 086-2414260. Kevin's sponsored walk up Wicklow's highest mountain "Lugnaquilla" is on this Saturday March 21st. Everyone welcome, club members, parents, friends etc from 16 years old upwards. Contact Olive Patchell, 086-3830934 with any queries. Check Facebook for arrangements. Easter Camp runs from 30th March-2nd April. For 4-12 years old, from 10am-2.30pm each day. Costs & details on website, www.kevins.ie. Contact Vincent Hennessy, 087-2721944. Corn Dolphin Schools competition for inner-city primary schools started February 26th. Contact Paul Mac for any queries on 086-2414260 or Claire on 086-3503355. The Annual Subs are now due. Can everyone please 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, €2,400. Last night's draw, Monday 16th March, 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. ABC Nursery is on a break this Saturday due to the Lugnaquilla Walk. It will be back the following Saturday as normal, 10.30am-11.30am. Contact Marcus with any queries on 087-6620282. The camogie girls, age 7-10, are also back training in Dolphin Park Saturday mornings, 10.30am-11.30am. Except when matches on. Contact Rosairi on 086-3005878.


MINOR A footballers continue to lead the way in the league, with an impressive 2-9 to 1-11 win over St Brigid's. Keeper Oisin Doherty scored a '45' and two points from corner-back Stee McEntee. McIlroy? Kilkenny? Leinster? Madrid? Could you predict the winners of 13 sporting events? "Play the Whistle is back", fun competition, easy to play and all funds raised will go towards funding weekly expenditure on referees, footballs and hiring of training pitches. Everybody benefits. Competition closes in March. Tickets from managers & committee. An event to open the club conversation on Mental Health and Well-Being this Thursday March 19th. Kevin Foley will outline the club approach and strategy. Donal Scanlan, Health Promotion Nurse Specialist, will give a short presentation emphasising achieving Well-Being through sport. Kilmacud Annual St Patrick's Day Cycle: 100km, leaving at 8am sharp; 35km at 10.30am. Coffee/tea/sandwiches for all participants in the bar afterwards. All the proceeds/donations to Ali McEnery, volunteer for the Special Olympics LA 2015. See web. Hurling teams got off to a fine start in their respective leagues: 4 wins and 1 draw. Goals make all the difference and the senior seconds' three green flags were the difference against Sylvester's, 3-7 to 0-7. Senior one got off to an energetic and competitive start against St Vincent's with an encouragingly fresh and hungry performance, 2-15 to 1-6. Junior Cs gave us a thriller versus Whitehall. 4 points down, 5 minutes to go and playing against the wind - they clawed back the deficit to level 2-10 each. Fine performances on their adult debuts from Oisin O'Suchru and Ronan Hayes. While Junior A had a fine 3-17 to 1-7 win over St Maur's - strong displays from Mark Lynskey and Gavin Steed. The Junior Fs took the points v Fingallians.


MANY thanks to all the teams who sent in match reports this weekend. Full details can be found on our website www.lucansarsfields.ie, over 1,500 players in action in the last week across all 4 codes from age 7-40+. Membership is now due for 2015 and can be renewed on-line via our website. The club have organised a Clothes Drop from March 16th-21st at the clubhouse. All donations welcomed. There will be an Oiche Gaelach in the clubhouse on Monday 16th March at 8pm. Plenty of ceol, craic agus cupla focal promised. There was a full programme of juvenile fixtures last weekend. Well done to all our teams across the 4 codes. The adult games focus switches to football this week with a full programme of league games. 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 Girls 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 €12,500 Lotto draw. Numbers were 2, 15, 21 and 26. This week's Jackpot is €13,000. David Lane and Associates are sponsoring with Gerry McAndrew's team in charge.


WELL done to our U11 boys, who had a great win and great team display over St Finian's Newcastle on Saturday. Well done lads, keep up the good work. Our U13 girls had a good away win over St Vincent's on Saturday, while the minor ladies beat Foxrock/Cabinteely 3-9 to 0-3. Well done to Ailene Fanning and the Dublin U14 ladies on their Leinster Championship win over Longford on Sunday. For anyone taking part in our float at the St Patrick's Day Parade, please meet at the car park on the Bath Road in Balbriggan at 1.15pm. Men's first team are home in league action on Sunday morning against Ballyboden St Enda's. Throw-in 10.30am. Men's second team are away to Erin's Isle on Sunday. Throw-in 3pm. U16 boys are at home to Na Fianna on Saturday. Throw-in 3.30pm. U13 boys are at home to Round Towers Clondalkin on Saturday. Throw-in 2pm. U14 ladies are away to Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday at 1pm. U16 ladies away to Croi Ro Naofa on Sunday at 4.30pm. Minor ladies are at home to Ballymun Kickhams on Saturday. Throw-in 3pm. Club memberships are due now. You can buy online at manowargfc.com or pay your team mentor. Congrats to our newly-qualified referees; Áine McKeown, Kelly Murphy & Orla Moule. Our Annual Easter Skills Camp takes place from April 8th-10th. It will be for children aged 5-14 years. It will be €30 for registered members and €40 for non-registered members. Details and registration available soon on manowargfc.com.


GREAT winning display by our U12 team this weekend. It was a tough match in poor weather conditions, but they fought a hard battle against St Mark's, who are the league leaders. An excellent display by our defence, who only conceded 5 scores. Conor and Paddy grabbed the game by the scruff to turn things around and we had some stunning scores from our forward line. The Men of the Match were Ciaran Odaily and Cian Curly.


BEANNACHTAI Lá Fhéile Pádraig. Well done to Jonny, Tomás and Dublin senior footballers on their win against Mayo last Saturday night and hard luck to Shane Barrett and Dublin's senior hurlers on just losing out to Clare. Congrats to Lucy Collins, Fiona Tuite and Dublin's senior ladies footballers on their win over Laois and hard luck to Elaine O'Meara, Muireann O'Gorman and Dublin senior camogie team against Cork. Good wins for senior and junior hurlers on Sunday. Hard luck to our inter hurlers and to our minor football teams. Adult football next Sunday starts at 10.30am with our seniors hosting Parnell's in Mobhi Road. Inters play Ballymun Kickhams away and junior Cs away to Ballyboughal. At 12pm, junior As play Ballyboden away and at 3pm, AFL10s play Crumlin away. All three minor hurling teams play away on Sunday. As play St Brigid's and Bs play Round Towers Clondalkin, both at 11am. Cs travel to Marino to play St Vincent's at 12pm. Best of luck to all teams, all support welcome. Congrats to handballer Ned Flynn on his Over-70 All-Ireland Final win on Saturday. Thanks to all who made it to club on Saturday for Lá Glas, great numbers and thanks to organisers. A good night in club last Thursday when senior footballers were presented with their 2014 Senior League medals. Team mentors using Collinstown are reminded to be security conscious at all times and to ensure gates are securely locked when leaving. This year's Na Fianna Easter Camp sponsored by Gulliver's Retail Park runs from 30th March-2nd April. All information and application forms are available on club website. Draíocht Players present 'Play On' in club Thursday 26th March. Tickets €10, contact Anne Ryan. Na Fianna 2015 Golf Classic Friday May 22nd in Donabate Golf Club. Details from committee.


MEMBERSHIP is now due. The deadline is 31st March 2015. Please arrange payment asap. The Swap Shop will take place this Saturday at 11am. More info on club website. Paddy's Day music from 6pm-9pm from Carl Malone. All welcome. The Junior A footballers are running a Quiz Night on Friday the 20th of March. Members' drink prices all night. Please support if you can. Disco in Barróg this Friday from 6pm-8pm for U6-U10s. All welcome. Cake sale in Barróg this Saturday morning from 10-12am. All support appreciated. Well done to the senior hurlers, who won their first league game of the season. Final score, 3-27 to 0-13. Excellent performance by both minor teams. Late draw for A team and good win for B team. Great performance from the U16 hurlers against Na Fianna in a thrilling game that ended in a draw. Unlucky not to win, conceded a point with the last puck of the game. Final score, 2-8 to 0-14. Well done to the U15 hurling team, who beat Naomh Mearnog 5-13 to 2-4 last Sunday. Special mention goes to Conaill McNeill (1 goal), Daithi Geary (2 goals), Ryan Alexander, Conor Hickey, Luke Cantwell, Michael Hart and Sean Doyle. Great all-round team performance, turning a half-time deficit of 5 points into an 18 point victory. Great wins for U16 football team and ladies minor football team. Contrasting days for the two U12 teams with a fine win in St Pat's Palmerstown and a difficult day v Castleknock. Conor Tierney, Tadhg Cleary & Daniel Keegan among the best. Great win for U16 camogie team, who won their second league match yesterday, 13-9 to 1-0. Great team effort by all girls. Scores from Kate Pepper, Sarah Cosgrave, Hannah Cosgrave & Ellie Murphy. Thanks to U15 girls, who played for the team.


THE AGM of the Adult Football and Hurling Committee will be held in the club on Wednesday 25th of March at 8pm. All members and players welcome. Here's a date for your diary - Saturday 21st March in the Upstairs Lounge. We'll have a Hypnosis Show Fundraiser for the club. It's great to announce two players made the Dublin U13 Development Squad Panel. Hazel Austin and Aoife Bissett are both exemplar in their training, dedication and commitment to camogie. This announcement comes in addition to already having Megan Benson and Maeve Bogan featuring strongly on the Dublin U14 camogie panel. Our adult hurlers lost out to Kilmacud Crokes in the league, 1-8 to 3-17. Great display by our minor footballers against O'Toole's and were very unlucky to lose in the final minutes. St Maur's 7-5, Beann Eadair 0-0. St Maur's made the tricky trip to windy and cold Balkill in Howth and, led by captain Sadhbh Mackey, came away with the points. Continuing their unbeaten run, the U14 camogie team had a brilliant win at home with a score of 12-2 to 1-0. U13 girls footballers were well beaten at home today by a very strong Erin go Bragh side. U12A football team lost out to St Oliver Plunkett's away on Saturday, while the U12B team lost out by one point at home to St Jude's. Great win by St Maur's U12 girls against Erin's Isle. St Maur's 3G 0-5, Erin Isle 0-4. Two very close defeats for the U11 camogie team today against a strong Na Fianna side. U11 boys well beaten in both games by Portmarnock. U10 boys added 2 more wins against Craobh Chiarain. U9 girls played their first match of the season this morning in St Vincent's. Won 1, drew 2 and lost 1.


PLEASE support the Camogie Fundraising Quiz on Friday night at 8pm. Tables of 4 cost €40. A great night is guaranteed. We extend our sympathy to the Sugrue family on the death of Danny's brother Michael. May his Soul Rest In Peace. Well done to our junior hurlers who had a great win over Castleknock in the first league game of the Season. Our minor footballers travelled to Parnell's and came away with 2 valuable league points. We wish a speedy recovery to Cillian O'Driscoll, who suffered a broken nose during the game. Our camogie girls had a very busy weekend also with victories for the U8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 teams. Well done to Caitriona Power, Laura Twomey and Miriam Twomey, who were in action for the Dublin senior camogie girls against Cork. Our impressive U15 ladies football team continued their good run with another victory. Next weekend, our senior footballers are away to Ballinteer on Sunday morning, while our AFL5 team are at home to Cuala. Our minor hurlers are also at home to Whitehall. The absolute deadline for the payment of membership fees is the end of March. If you have not paid by then, you will be unable to play for the club. The evenings are getting longer and mid-week games and training on grass pitches will commence shortly. All teams must take their turn using Carrickhill. The Club Lotto Jackpot is now €10,000. Please ensure that you always buy a ticket.


NAOMH Olaf fielded over 40 teams this weekend with superb results. The following is a brief overview of results at hand. Great win for the adult hurlers over Na Fianna. Final score Naomh Olaf 1-16, Na Fianna 3-3. Hard luck to the junior hurlers, who lost narrowly to Kevin's in Dolphin Park. The minor football team playing in Division 5 had another superb victory this weekend, defeating Thomas Davis. Final score: Naomh Olaf 3-4, Thomas Davis 2-5. Unfortunately, the other minor team, who were missing a number of players, were unlucky against Ballinteer in Marley Park. Naomh Olaf U16 hurlers continue their winning ways with a victory over Fingallians on Astro Turf in Stepaside on Saturday 14th March. Final score was 1-9 to 1-3. Sterling performances by the backs, most noticeably Conor Cullinan and Gavin Sorohan. The forwards took their chances well also, with only one point coming from a free. In the forwards, Luke Doran continued his scoring run, and Adam Byrne scorched the ball past the Fingallians goalie when he came on in the second half. A very good performance all-round. Scorers: Adam Byrne 1-1, Luke Doran 0-4, Nathan Kennedy 0-2, Evan Cahill 0-1, Richard Sheil 0-1 (free). We'll done to all the players. U14 hurlers had a good win over Rialto Gaels in Dolphin Park. Unfortunately, the U13 hurlers lost out to Commercials. Three wins in-a-row for the U17 ladies football with a home win against Castleknock on Sunday morning. Great performances all around with Roisin McLaughlin, Stephanie Deasie, Sarah Smyth, Amy McGrath and Jennifer Whelan outstanding. The forwards were on fire with three goals from Chloe Kelly, two from Clara O'Sullivan and one from Ellan Bryan. Final score: Naomh Olaf 6-3, Castleknock 2-5. No winner of this week's Jackpot. Play Club Lotto at www.naomholaf.ie.


MEMBERSHIP for 2015 is now due at www.odwyersgaa.com. There are a huge number of options available for all members. New members are always welcome. Membership must be paid by 31st March, which is fast approaching. 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 play St Maur's in the league at 12pm in Rush on Sunday 22nd March. Second team play St Peregrine's at home at 3pm on Sunday also. All support appreciated. Match reports to lindaodwyers@outlook.ie by Sunday afternoon to be included in club notes. 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. Girls' fixtures can be found at www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie/clubFixtures. Our Club Lotto is available to play online www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 2-13-15. This week's Jackpot on Monday 16th March will be €1,300.


FROM nursery to seniors, all our players are winners. And that's exactly what our senior hurlers did on Sunday. The lads had a great away win to Lucan Sarsfields in the league. Our U13 girls have won again. This team is super and will take on and give any club a run for their money. They train hard and play hard. Well done to Ballyboden on narrowing beating our U11s in our recent Hurling Blitz. It was a great evening of skill and fun. Our U9s played superbly on Saturday against Beann Eadair. It was a tremendous match played by lads displaying teamwork. Ciaran up front played a stormer, while Brandon held the back line together to stop attacks on our goal. There were points galore from this all-round great side. The management and especially the Lotto crew send best wishes for a speedy recovery to Ann Gleeson. Don't forget our musical entertainment every Saturday night in our spacious, friendly lounge. There was no winner of our weekly Live Club Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 14, 16, 21 & 24. This week the Jackpot will be €2,100, so play today.


CONGRATULATIONS to Mark Heron, who has made the Dublin U16 football squad. All of your team mates and friends at Parnell's are very proud of your achievement. U14 hurlers kept up their winning ways with a good win over St Jude's on a scoreline of 5-6 to 2-7. Best on the day were Dylan Doherty, Mikey O'Driscoll, Sean Smails and Dylan Grey. Senior hurlers beat Whitehall in first league game, 2-10 to 1-8. Ross Mills and Sean Cunningham were best for the Nells. U15 hurlers beat Na Fianna with Liam Fahey, Andrew Crowley and Nathan Maloney all playing a great game. U12 footballers had another great win on Saturday away to Round Towers, with all players playing their part. Well done lads. A reminder to all coaches and mentors, as and from 31st March 2015, you will be unable to participate in the juvenile section of our club if you have not successfully completed the Garda Vetting Process and participate in a code of conduct course within the club. If you have any queries or questions, please contact the Children's Officer Denise Clarke. Code of conduct course taking place on Tuesday 31st of March at 7pm. Please contact Denise, Rosaleen or Kieran to place your name on the list. Tea Dancing for OAP coming up on March 26th in Parnell's. Old-time dancing 1pm-5pm. Admission €8 with free tea/coffee and biscuits. Don't forget Parnell's Bingo takes place every Monday in the Function Room. Eyes down 8.30pm sharp. We have the final few places available to take part in The Kube at Parnell's. Taking place on Sunday 3rd of May 2015 with cash prizes to be won. Contact James Dowling to register your interest 087-2909213. Check our Facebook page for latest juvenile fixtures and details of our Easter Camp.


BIG thank you again to customers in Supervalu, who gave so generously to our Feile boys' team. Great win for our minor footballers on Sunday morning in Hyde Park. U14 hurling, the team were disappointed to lose this game. Raheny 3-4, Round Towers (Clondalkin) 4-5. Interactive Pub Quiz March 20 has been postponed. Thanks to all who supported our Mother's Day Brunch in aid of CF Hopesource. Just over €1,000 was raised. We have registered with Topaz Cash for Clubs. Our number is 11070. Cards can be left behind the bar. Deepest sympathies to our vice-chairman Cian Burgess and his family on the recent passing of his grandmother.


THE next draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto 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. Men's training is on Mondays in Clanna Gael Fontenoy and Wednesdays in Wesley College Ballinteer, both 8.30pm. The ladies team also train in Clanna Gael on Mondays at 8.30pm. The Ranelagh Gaels Academy runs every Saturday in Herbert Park at 11.45am. This year we are competing in U8/9/10 competitions 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. Ranelagh Gaels would also like to extend sincerest sympathies to Alan Toolan and all of his family following the death of his father Frank in Roscommon last week. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam. 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 Brendan Bunbury, on the recent death of his mother and to Maureen O'Connell, on the recent death of her husband. May they Rest In Peace. We had a mixed weekend with results. Our U9 boys were unfortunate against St Pat's Palmerstown. Best for Emmets were Jack and Benjamin. U11 won in what was a tough challenge from Tyrellstown. The team dug deep with Luke and David leading the charge. Our U12s retained their unbeaten run against Clontarf. A great team performance overall. Stand-out players were Darragh Malone, Ruairi O'Connor and Dara Macken. Our minor girls continued their good run over the season with a win over St Finian's. We are running The Kube on the Saturday 9th May in the Perrystown Community Centre. If you think you have what it takes to beat The Kube, call us on 083-3448695. We are also looking for sponsorship for our brochure. Full page only €100. Half page €50 and heat sponsor €250. Its great value and it will help with all the good work currently going on in the club, bringing on our juvenile section. So don't delay and book your place today. Help with the organising of the event is also required, so don't always leave it to someone else to come down and give us a dig out.


A very good weekend for our adult teams on the playing pitches. Senior hurlers defeated Thomas Davis in league opener, junior hurlers won their league clash v Raheny and minors defeated Naomh Fionnbarra away from home in their league match. The Clondalkin St Patrick's Day Parade takes place tomorrow at 2.30pm, Corkagh Park. Round Tower is participating and all juvenile members and mentors are asked to take part and wear club jerseys/colours. Meet at the soccer pitch to the right of the main entrance at 2pm. Spread the word. Our senior & intermediate footballers require general logistical match day assistance. Should you be in a position to support, please contact secretary Martin Ryan at 087-6741407. Assistance would be much appreciated. 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. Round Tower Easter Camp will take place Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April. Aimed at boys and girls aged 4-12 years of age, it will run 10am-2pm (1.30pm Thursday). Fun activity based around Gaelic Games will be hosted throughout the week and the fee is €40. Contact James at 086-4082561 or Catherine at 086-8303207 for further details. You can register at the Nursery this coming Saturday (10am-11.30am) or with Betty Ward at Monastery Road. Round Tower is registered with Topaz for its Cash for Club Initiative and we ask people purchasing petrol to be mindful of our registration number -10525. With new season underway, we are encouraging mentors to organise team pictures for use on website and for our records. A mentor or parent with a camera or a decent phone camera can take a team pic and submit it to info@roundtower.ie.


THE club will be running its Easter Camp on Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th April. Times are 4-6 year olds; 10am-12pm and 7-12 year olds; 10am-2pm. Please contact James on 086-3465433 to pre-register your child or register at Academy on Saturday the 28th March 10.45am-12pm. All the children will enjoy 3 days of fun, some Gaelic coaching along with some games. Our Casino Night takes place on Friday 17th April with tickets costing €30 each (or buy 2 for €50) and are available 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. Contact Lorcan on 086-2518438 or Leo on 086-8165313 for further details. The LuskManStanding competition is almost over with just two people remaining: Trina & Debbie Murphy. Well done girls, it's great to see that you can pick football teams better than the boys can. Our Academy runs each Saturday morning from 10:45am-12pm and caters for boys and girls aged between 4-7 in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie with a small cost of €2. This is a great first step 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. There was no winner of our Lotto this week; numbers drawn were 8-9-17-28. €50 went to ER & J Cole, while €25 went to M & T Cashell and S.KE. Next Jackpot stands at €4,900. Entertainment in the bar on Saturday comes from Reel Folk. U12 Football Grading League: Ballinteer St John's (4-8), Round Towers (2-7). U16 Hurling League: Trinity Gaels (3-9), Round Towers (3-4). AHL9: Scoil Ui Chonaill (1-16), Round Towers (2-2).


IT was hurling action on Sunday last, as the 2015 adult leagues got underway. Great to report that both teams won their first round league games. Both teams play at home in the next round of the league on Sunday 29th March. Next Sunday its football league fixtures with home games against Skerries Harps at 10.30am (Division 2) and Stars of Erin (Division 8) at 12pm. Support is very welcome for both games. 'Team of the Week' are the U16s, who won their 2nd round game in Division 1 of the hurling league. Great result by all involved with many players unavailable due to illness/injury. The excellent training and hard work put in by the players over the past few months was evident. Our Club 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 in stock. Easter Camp dates: Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April from 10am (more details to follow). Two 'Coaching the Courses' courses coming up - Friday 27th March is football with John Morrison followed by hurling on Friday 17th April with Paudie Butler. Both courses are at 7pm and contact Club GPO Joanne Courtney at 087-9146748 to book your place for these excellent sessions. In honour of Mother's Day, the work of all our club mothers was acknowledged with a giant 'card', cakes and of course tea/coffee in the club on Saturday morning. The Annual 'Helping Hands' day is scheduled for Good Friday 3rd April - plenty of indoor and outdoor jobs available. Keep the date free to join in and help out your club - every hour is priceless.


D'EIRIGH linn an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar Na Tráchtálaí ar an Domhnach san AHL 3. Ní raibh Colm nó Daithí in ann imirt ach tá súil acu go mbeidh siad ceart go leor chun imirt sa chéad cluiche eile in aghaidh Naomh Olaf i gcionn coicíse. Theip ar na Sóisir in aghaidh OPER ar an Domhnach freisin ach bhí roinnt daoine in easnamh acu. Ar an Satharn bhí na faoi 14 ag imirt in aghaidh Cluain Tarbh agus chríochnaigh siad cothrom tar éis dóibh a bheith sé chúilín chun tosaigh. Freisin ar an Satharn bhí Fionntán agus Lee ag imirt le Baile Átha Cliath faoi 21 in aghaidh An Clár agus bhí bua maith ag na "Dubs". Beidh na Mionúr ag imirt in aghaidh Naomh Jude ar an Domhnach seo chugainn as baile ag 11am. Bhí bua an-mhaith ag na cailíní faoi 16 ar an Satharn in aghaidh Erin go Brágh. Maith sibh.


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. Please note there will be no Academy, training or games on Easter weekend. Girls' U11 have an away game at 10am against Garda/Westmanstown on Saturday. Girls' U9 meet in Scoil Mhuire at 10am. U12 boys lost a great game against St Jude's. Training on Saturday is at 10am in Shanganagh Castle. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a jackpot of €2,000. The €50 prize went to Pat Feery. Training for the adult football team is in Rathmichael School on Thursday night at 9pm. Match against Thomas Davis was postponed. Our next match this Sunday is at 3pm against Lucan Sarsfields in Shanganagh Cliffs. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. The club Annual General Meeting takes place on Monday 23rd March at 8pm in St Anne's Resource Centre Shankill. Club contact: secretary.shankill.dublin@gaa.ie, or Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.


GOOD wins this weekend for the girls' U12 and U14 footballers & the U13 and U14 hurlers. Well done to Donal McIlgorm (0-1) and Stephen Smith (0-2), who helped Dublin minors overcome Meath and now face Kildare in the League Final. Also to Lyndsey Davey, who gave a captain's performance in scoring 2-5 in Dublin's ladies football win over Laois. To Ross McGarry and Ian Furlong with the Fingal hurlers, who drew with Monaghan. Congrats to the Skerries CC Hockey team, who won the Leinster Senior League containing seven Harps players. Fixtures: Sunday 22nd March - Senior Football v Scoil Ui Chonaill, away 10.30am. Junior 1 Football v Clontarf, home 12pm and Junior 2 Football v Tyrellstown, home 3pm. For more fixtures, results and up to date news see the website skerriesharps.ie. St Patrick's Day Parade: All teams U8-U11 invited to take part in Skerries Parade. Academy kids also welcome and must be accompanied by parent at all times. Meet at Club Car Park, 1.45pm. Contact Mark 087-0508340. Lyndsey Davey is the Grand Marshall in this year's parade, so let's turnout in big numbers to support her and to represent Skerries Harps. Clubhouse open after for ceol agus craic. 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. Cheltenham Tipster Result: Joint 1st Gerard Rogan and David Kennedy, 50 points. Both receive €650. 3rd Brian Doran, 48 points. €200. Well done lads and thanks to all who supported this Club Fundraiser. Thanks also to all who helped with the Fashion Show on Friday night and to all in the sold-out audience who turned up and made it another Club Night to remember. Well done to Fashion Show Committee.


OUR new senior management team of Declan Patton, Alan McNally & Barry Keely were appointed this week & we wish them & our senior squad all the very best for the year ahead. A great morning at the "Green" Macra Nursery last Saturday with traditional music & dancing. Well done to all involved. Our Easter Camp 2015 takes place from Monday 30th March-Wednesday 1st April. Everyone welcome & all details on our website. 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. No Pay, No Play kicks in at the end of the month. "Strictly" returns to St Anne's this year in Citywest on Saturday 23rd May, so if you're interested in getting involved please contact Declan on 087-2832687 or email strictlystannes@email.com. Lucky number on 15th March was 17 with 4 winners. St Anne's is going to the Dogs at Harold's Cross on Friday 10th April. Adults €10 & children €5. Weekly activities including all live music sessions continue as usual this week. Visit our 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 pro.stannes.dublin@gaa.ie.


THE U9s put up another spirited performance against Castleknock on Saturday morning. Hurlers went down by 1 point against Realt Dearg in the Hurling League on Sunday morning. Both football teams back in league Action this Sunday with the firsts at home to St Jude's at 12pm in AFL6, while the seconds are away to Castleknock 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 Street 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 and Wednesday at 7.30pm. New players are always welcome. Anyone interest in playing, please email secretary.stbrendans.dublin@gaa.ie. Happy St Patrick's Day to all our members.


CLUB membership is now due and can be paid online. Deadline is March 31st. All details are on club website. Strictly Brigid's returns on March 28th. Tickets now on sale from our dancers. In the Club Bar, from 083-4317424 or strictlystbrigids@gmail.com. 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 U13 ladies footballers, who scored 7-7 in their league win and our senior and inter hurlers, who both claimed 1 point opening day league wins. Junior hurlers game was postponed. 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 info@stbrigidsgaa.com for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place this Thursday, March 19th in Russell Park. Make sure you have your tickets, available online or from usual sellers. Our junior ladies footballers are looking for new or returning players. All abilities welcome. Contact Leanne on 085-1685626. Cardiac Screening Session in the club this March. Highly recommended for all players. See website for details. Full round of adult football league fixtures this weekend. See website for details and please support our teams. Final Texas Hold 'Em Poker Night before the summer/autumn break will take place on April 24th.


ADULT team match, Sunday 22nd March, playing away to St Peregrine's. Throw-in at 3pm. Come out and support the lads. Training Tuesday 8pm in Swords Fitness and Thursday at 8pm in Balheary. All players please attend. Lotto- Monday March 9. Numbers drawn: 4-11-17-30. No winner. 2 consolation prizes of €100 awarded. Jackpot is now at €10,300. 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 - The Darts team are in a 3-A-Side competition this Friday March 20 in the Cricket Club, Rush. Best of luck to the teams from both Cilles A & B. All support welcome. Best of luck lads. Pool - The Pool team were back on their winning streak on Monday last. They won 6-3. They play away to Chaser on Wednesday 18 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.


DUE to recent changes in their management team, our adult footballers are looking for some additional assistance with the running of the intermediate team. Please email Jim Shelly c/o stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com if you would like to get involved with running the team's activities (match day, training, etc). This would be a great opportunity for some of our recently qualified coaches to put the theory into practice. Our adult hurlers had a first match of the new season this weekend, away to Faughs. In what was a very tight game the lads came away with the narrowest of victories, thanks in the main to some exceptional goalkeeping from Kevin Hammond. For the first time in many years, the club has a second hurling team playing in AHL9, who also had their first game this weekend. During the game one of the St Joseph's OCB lads suffered a nasty shoulder injury, from which we wish him a speedy recovery. There were great wins on Saturday for the U13 football girls against Fingallians, while our U13 camogie team also had a win against Naomh Mearnog. Congratulations to Caoimhe Keogh, Shauna O'Shaughnessy, Rachel Fagan and Rachel Church on making the Dublin Camogie U13 Development Squad. Our club will be participating in the annual St Patrick's Day Parade in Swords, all teams are invited to take part. Please meet in Coláiste Choilm at 11am. Another Date for your Diary is the Annual St Finian's Golf Classic, which is scheduled for Friday May 8th in Forrest Little Golf Club. The Lotto Jackpot was €2,200 this week. The numbers drawn were 8-9-11-17. There was no winner of the Jackpot. The winners of the €25 lucky dip prizes were Ciara McDonagh, Margaret Kane, Dermot Collins, and Keith Cahill. Next week the Lotto Jackpot will be €2,300.


WE wish Paul Madill a speedy recovery from his injury, which he sustained in hurling match v St Finian's (Swords) last Sunday. The club extends sympathy to the family of Marie Bizzell on her recent passing. Lotto result for March 2nd: 2, 8 & 10; winner - Chrissie Mangan (Bridge Tavern) - €4,200.


WELL done to the senior and intermediate hurlers, who got their league campaigns off to a winning start. Hard luck to the Dublin senior camogie team, who came up just short against All-Ireland Champions Cork in Parnell Park. Special mention to the St Mac Dara's U16 camogie team, who marched in procession before the game. Well done to Colm Hayes & the Dublin minor footballers on their victory over Meath to qualify for the Leinster Minor League Final next Saturday. This year's Easter Camps take place from March 30th-April 2nd with two days of football and two days of hurling. The cost is €50 for the four days and is open to all children aged 4-12. Contact 087-2304120 to book a place. Storytelling night, Friday March 27th at 7pm, St Jude's GAA Club. Eddie Lenihan, renowned folklorist, author, broadcaster and lecturer is our storyteller for the night. Tickets: €10 adult, child €5 & family €20. Children must be over 8 and accompanied by an adult. Tickets available from Deirdre Uí Ghoibin on 086-3908669. 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. Membership Application Forms can be downloaded from the website or are available in the clubhouse. Lotto - Numbers Drawn: 1-2-3-28. No match 4. Match 3: Eoghan Mangan. Jackpot next week: €4,300.


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. The Academy and U10s are training on Saturday in Kilnamanagh at 10.30am. New members welcome. Next match for the junior men's team is home to Portobello on the 22nd 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 returns after a short break with next week's Jackpot being €250. 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) www.stkevinskilliansgaa.com. Anyone interested in taking part in the Rally can also get in touch and we recommend you should be out cycling now in preparation. Advertising opportunities for local businesses with the club are now available for 2015. If you, or someone you know is interested, please see the 'Advertising' page on the club website.


A very Happy St Patrick's Day to all our club members. No winner in the Lotto the weekend. 6-7-11-14. The Jackpot is now €6,800. Congrats to our €20 winners: Megan Barnwell, John Rainy, Nathan Marley, Clem Spratt & Kate Cosgrove. We had 10 guys from the U14s who attended Dublin Trials in UCD on Sunday morning. We wish the guys the very best of luck and hopefully we'll see more from then in the next few weeks. The ladies had their first good win last week against Scoil Ui Chonaill in a challenge game. They play Erin's Isle Wednesday night in St Margaret's at 7.30pm. Thomas Ashe minors were beaten by Whitehall the weekend. They play St Pat's Donabate in the cup Friday night at 7.45pm in Garristown. Juniors got a walkover the weekend from Ballymun in the cup. They play St Anne's away in the league this Sunday at 12pm. Intermediates game against Vincent's was called off due to the pitch being unplayable. They play Chiarains in the cup Sunday morning at 10.30am. There are still places available for the Easter Camp in The Complex on the 8, 9, 10 April. There will be camps for 4-7 years old & 7- 12 years old. All kids are very welcome to participate. Kids don't have to be a member of St Margaret's, so spread the word and welcome any kids from outside the club. Nursery/Grasshoppers is running every Saturday morning from 10am-11am. We welcome any new members from 3-5 & 6-7 every Saturday. For more details on this, contact our Club GPO Sean Kelly 083-4471121. Membership needs to be paid by the end of this month. In order to attend the EGM, you must be paid up in full.


WE will be running a Fun Quiz on Friday the 27th of March. All questions are shown on the big screen. We ask all sections of the club to come and support. Club Meeting the 24th of March at 8.30pm. All members should attend. Trad Session every Sunday evening from 7pm in the Main Lounge. New trainers and coaches needed. Anyone willing to give a hand out training their child's team or any other team. 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. Ceili 21st of March. Music by "Matt Cunningham". Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm. Come along and have some fun. Music St Patrick's Day. Trad Session from 7pm, all welcome. Party Facilities available at St Mark's; Main Lounge, Players' Lounge and Hall. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €2,700 Jackpot not won. Numbers were: 1, 14, 15 & 16, and 6 X €50 winners. 1 Dave Masterson 2 Des & Eamonn c/o Belgard 3 Josie Reinhardt 4 Sylvia Hume 5 Carmel Bowe 6 Colette Marcell. Lotto tickets are €2 per ticket or 3 tickets for €5.


CONGRATS to our Girls' U13 team, who comfortably beat St Jude's on Saturday. Slight changes to other matches. Juniors play Wanderers on Thursday, 7.30pm and senior match against St Anne's is postponed. 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 10-16-23-28. There were no winners of Jackpot or Match 3, which are worth €1,000 and €200 respectively next Thursday. The club is running a sponsored cycle to Kilkenny on Saturday 27th June. This is a major fundraiser and all monies collected will go to development of our club training pitch. The cyclists and guests will stay overnight in the Newpark Hotel. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast costs just €75. On Sunday, they will all be transported back to St Mary's, where they will be re-acquainted with their bicycles. We are holding a Launch Night on Saturday 28th March at 9pm in the clubrooms, when more details will be available. This is open to all members over age of 18 and we hope to see a lot of our female members taking part. The Annual 4 Districts St Patrick's Day Parade takes place this Tuesday 17th March at 2pm from Rathlawns to Saggart Village. We 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.


CONGRATULATIONS to Megan Colman, who made her Leinster Championship debut for the Dublin U14s on Sunday last versus Longford and finished the game as the Dubs top scorer, bagging herself 1-3 from play. Everyone in St Monica's is extremely proud of you Megan, keep up the good work. Our U12 boys gave a super team performance on Saturday versus Na Fianna, finishing the game with an 8-14 to 2-4 victory. Meanwhile, our U8 boys are having a super start to their playing season and remain unbeaten on Saturday. They gave another wonderful display of football versus Ballyboughal. There was no winner of our Club Lotto Draw, which took place on Thursday night last (March 12th). Numbers drawn out were 1-12-15. This Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €1250+. 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. Membership is now due for renewal forms. Are available to download from our website and are also available from our clubhouse. Details on our Easter Camp 2015 will be available soon. Our camp is for children aged 5-12 years. Fixtures for this coming week; Wednesday - adult hurlers play St Patrick's Donabate at 8pm (home), Saturday: U12 hurlers are home to Raheny 12:15pm, U14 boys are home to Lucan Sarsfields 3:30pm, U13 girls are home to Clontarf 3pm, U11 girls are home to O'Toole's 5pm, U10 girls are away to Scoil Ui Chonaill 2pm. Sunday: AFL4 team are home to St Mark's 10:30am, AFL11 team are away to Fingallians at 3pm. Full list of fixtures and results are available on our website www.stmonicasgaa.com.


THE Lotto Jackpot on Friday was €2,100. Numbers drawn were 14-16-24-32. The five €20 winners were Margaret Rogers, Val Brooks, T Hamlin, Tricky and Margaret Rogers again. Next week's Jackpot is €2,200. Arrangements are being finalised for our Cycling Fundraiser to be held on Easter Saturday 4 April. There's a 54k or a 115k option, both of which leave from Ballymastone. If you're thinking of entering but haven't put your name down, it'd be a big help if you'd register so we can ascertain numbers and sort out logistics. You can register at http://www.doctorbike.ie/st-pats-cycle/ or by contacting Martin Brogan. Elsewhere in the club, the Easter Camp Committee are also busy organising. The Camp takes place 31 March-April 2 from 10am at Ballymastone. The next Registration Sessions are tomorrow in DPCC 7pm-8pm and Saturday 11am-1pm in Ballymastone. Members; €45 for first child, €35 for second and family of 3+ €100. Non-members are welcome at the camp; €50 for first child, €40 for the second and a family of 3+ children €115. Following feedback from the Older Juvenile Section, we'll be running 2 Elite Camps. The first - for girls born 1997-2002 - is on 7-8 April. The second is for boys born 1997-2001 is on 9-10 April. Both are at Ballymastone and cost €20 for members and €25 for non-members. Meanwhile, on the pitch, we have great news from our U12 boys, who have secured a slot in Division 1. Congrats to the boys and their coaches on this wonderful achievement. Our minors put in a magnificent performance on Sunday to beat Fingallians 9-23 to 0-0. On the girls' side, we had great wins from our U15 and U14 sides. U15s beat Sylvester's 5-6 to 1-14 on Saturday, while our U14s beat Scoil Ui Chonaill 1-10 to 0-14 on Sunday afternoon.


OUR U9 footballers played Robert Emmett's on Saturday, winning by a whopping 18 points. The future is bright. U11 Blitz took place and although the weather was poor, the girls played 2 games. Losing one and drawing another, but the effort was brilliant. U12 Camogie Blitz on Saturday was held in St Anne's GAA. It was great success for the girls, who worked hard as a team and enjoyed their day. U14 camogie were at home Saturday v Erin go Bragh in their third league game with a brilliant win keeping the opposition scoreless. 3 out 3, keep up the great work girls. U15 camogie were away v St Finian's on Sunday. They stormed ahead in the first half and grabbed their third win. 3 out 3 for our U15s. Also brilliant work girls. Minor footballers had a great win v Na Fianna at home on Sunday. Our U15 hurlers were beaten this week. Our senior hurlers suffered defeat at the hands of Balinteer St John's, losing by 3. Unlucky lads. Our junior hurlers also lost. Hard luck lads. Lotto results this week is. Numbers for the first draw are 7, 15, 18, and 19. Second draw numbers are 23, 25, 28 and 30. There was no winner in either draw. Get your tickets this week and thank you very much to everyone for their support.

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