BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATULATIONS to the Dublin hurlers and the Ballyboden St Enda's representatives who overcame Galway in the National Hurling League with a scoreline of 0-26 to 2-14. Ballyboden St Enda's Lotto is back. Get yourself down to the clubhouse every Sunday for a chance to win the Jackpot. This week's Lotto was not won, although there were three Match 3s. Gerry O'Brien - Rathmines, Ceara Ni Coitir, Ballycullen and Tom Keogh, Whitechurch Road. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's, log onto www.bodengaa.ie. For all members - The 45th Annual General Meeting on Ballyboden St Enda's GAA, Camogie & Ladies Football Club will take place on Monday April 13th at 8.30pm in the club hall. The Boden Theatre Group are back rehearsing for their spring production - "Dancing At Lughnasa", directed by Joe Kearney. The group kick-start their 10th year with Brian Friel's classic this week from March 25th-28th March in the club hall. Each night the show will begin at 8pm and it's guaranteed to be a great night's entertainment. For ticket enquiries and reservations, please call Ger: 086-8516387 or Carol: 086-4070015. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter by searching Boden GAA & for more information on Ballyboden St Enda's log onto www.bodengaa.ie.
WELL done to our U14 and U16 girls, who both had convincing wins in the glorious sunshine in the league. Well done to our U15 St Peter's boys' team, won are still unbeaten this year after a win v St Sylvester's. Hard luck to our U12 girls, who played Fingal Ravens. Great second half performance, but still finished out being beaten. Thanks to Whitehall Colmcilles for coming to Ballyboughal for an U8 Blitz on Saturday morning. Both of our adult teams were beaten at the weekend. Next week's fixtures: U16 St Peter's & U14 Ballyboughal girls play away to Foxrock/Cabinteely. U12 girls play away to Erin's Isle. This week it's Cup for our men's teams. 1st play St Sylvester's away and the 2nd play away to the Wild Geese. St Peter's minor team have a league match away v Thomas Davis. Club Lotto results. Jackpot €2,660. Numbers drawn: 6-22-42. No Winner. €20 winners: E Murphy, J Reilly & Gough Family. Next week's Jackpot €2,770.
THE nursery is on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm in the Leisure Centre. This week's Lotto numbers were 3-4-14-22; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot, €5,500. The four €30 winners are Dave c/o Ger, Jamie McKenna, Parker Cannin & Carmel Scully. 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.
MAGIC weekend for the club, and this week's Heroes of the Week award goes to our U15s, who came from 7 behind to beat Jude's by 16 with a magnificent team effort, and the lads sporting their new jerseys sponsored by Drumgoole Construction. Well done lads, and take a bow, you're the heroes of this week. Be in the gym at 7pm on Tuesday. To get the award this week is quite an achievement, as all our adult teams won well in the league. Added to our U16s fine win over Na Fianna (best players were Proudy, Ryan Kelly, Sergei and Ryan Graydon). Our U9 and U11 girls teams also had great games in their first matches of the season and our U14 boys also playing superbly against Raheny (best players: Darragh Brennan, Evan Purcell and Jamie Devereaux). To cap it all off, the weekend was completed by the Dublin minor team winning the Leinster League with a win over Kildare and its huge 'Mun contingent, in particular Evan Comerford, Conor Kavanagh, Aaron Elliot and Dillon Keating, who were influential in the result. Our own minors play league at home on Sunday to Kilmacud at 11am, and train in the gym Wednesday at 7pm. This Wednesday sees us launch the Gaelic4Girls initiative, for more on this please visit our Facebook page, where the flyer is posted. It's a fantastic initiative by the LGFA to get girls playing Gaelic football and to increase participation. Finally, the club would like to offer deepest sympathy to Gerry and Karen Hargan, after the sudden and sad passing of Karen's father this weekend. May he Rest In Peace, and our thoughts are with Gerry, Karen, Rachel and all their family at this difficult time. Ar dheis de go raibh a Anaim dilis.
THE AGM will take place this Wednesday March 25th at 8pm. A strong attendance is welcomed. A special thanks to John Fitzpatrick, who is standing down from the Executive Committee this year after over 30 years of involvement at the club. There was no Lotto winner. The Jackpot is now nearing €8,000. The club would like to welcome Simon Lambert as new GPO in Beann Eadair - he is most welcome and the club and school players will benefit greatly from his presence. Well done to the junior team on their win at the weekend over local neighbours Naomh Barrog. The U14s had a good win at O'Dwyers with strong performances from Josh Moore and Alan Keoghan. A three-day Easter Camp will take place from April 8th-10th at the club organised by Simon Lambert. This will take place from 10am-1.30pm each day and costs €30 per child (suitable from aged 5-12). You can register on Saturday mornings at the clubhouse, through your coaches or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE senior footballers continued their perfect start to the league with a good win against St Anne's last Sunday. The Adult Hurling League continues this weekend, with our senior hurlers playing Parnell's on Sunday morning at 10:30am on Somerton. The Annual Club Race Night will now take place in Kavanagh's this Friday. It is the big adult fundraiser of the year, and all support would be appreciated. It is always a great night, so get down and join in the fun if you can. "Play On" is this year's club play, and will run on the 16th April in CCC. Full details on the website. The Castleknock Easter Camp will run next week from Monday-Friday, with application forms available on the website. Well done to the 5 club members who are part of the Dublin North Colleges panel who played in Kilkenny at the weekend. They are Cian Boyle, Davey Bohan, Luke McCann, Conor Chawke and Darragh Hewson. The club would like to send their sincere condolences to the Spillane Family on the death of Susan's father Noel Flood. 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 €9,200. The nursery has now moved to Tir Na nOg, still on at 10am, and all new players and families are welcome. If you would like to send in any photos, news or match reports, please send them all to email@example.com.
IT was a sad week for the club due to the passing of one of our main sponsors Gerry Kearns. The club wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to John, Colin and all of Gerry's family and friends. Gerry was a true Naul man and his support to the club over the years was greatly appreciated. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. It was a great weekend results wise this weekend. 1st team had a great win over Lucan on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-10. 2nd team had a good win over Scoil Ui Chonaill. Final score was 4-13 to 1-7 with a number of minor players stepping up and giving a good display. St Peter U15s had a great win over St Sylvester's, the boys have played 6 and won 6 matches. Keep the good work up lads. St Peter U15 girls had a good win over Ballyboden in Naul on Sunday. Final scoreline of 5-9 to 3-4. St Peter's minors match is on Tuesday night against Thomas Davis in Tallaght. Congratulations to all the boys and girls of Naul National School, who made their Confirmation on Saturday. Remember to check clannmhuire.ie and The Herald for all the latest results and fixtures.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
WELL done to Clans players Rebecca McDonnell and Stacey Flood, who were part of the Trinity College Ladies Football team that won the Giles Cup; and congratulations also to Paul Kennedy who was part of the management team. The club will be holding two attractive camps over the Easter period. The Easter Camp for kids will run from Monday 30th March-Thursday 2nd April from 10am-2.30pm. It will include football and hurling skills, obstacle courses and fun games - all for €50 per child with a €10 discount for siblings. For the older 12-15 age group, there will be the Emerging Talent Camp, which will run from Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th April from 10am-1pm. The focus here will be on improving skills with input from a number of Dublin county players - really good value at just €40 per person. Registration and further information is through the Club's Games Development Officer, Claire Ryan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Friday evening, the club hosted two very interesting matches which saw AIB teams take on both the hurling and football champions from the 2014 AIB Junior Club Championship - Bennetsbridge and Brosna respectively. Away from the field of play, the following club lottery numbers drawn did not produce a jackpot winner: 2, 9, 15 and 21.
TEAM of the Week is our minor B ladies after a fine league win over Round Towers Lusk, with Ciara Strutt, Kate Brosnan and Lorna Fagan all starring. Senior footballers had a good win over O'Toole's. All adult players and mentor subs are now overdue. Easter Camp, March 31st-April 2nd, details and booking available on club website. The club is looking for members support for a number of upcoming fundraisers. We have a Sports Prediction Quiz link on our website. Just predict the winners of 24 different sports events in 2015. Closing date is Sunday March 29th. Next Saturday the 28th, the club is hosting a clothes collection drive. All clothes can be dropped to our Nursery in St Paul's from 9.30am-11am and at our clubhouse that afternoon from 2pm-5pm. There was no winner of our Lotto this week. Winning numbers were 7-8-17-23. The weekly consolation winners were Patricia Murphy and Jonathan Stafford. Next week's Jackpot is worth €7,500. www.clontarfgaa.com.
WELL done to all teams over the weekend. Great performances all-round. Fixtures: - Saturday 28th U13s away to Clanna Gael @ 3.30pm. Sunday 29th U13 Camogie home to Naomh Mearnog @ 10am. Minor Camogie home to Skerries Harps @11am, U15 Hurlers away to Ballyboden, Juniors away to Peregrines @2.30pm, Intermediates home to Kevin's @ 10.30am. Easter Camp: 30th March-2nd April. 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.
NO winner of Lotto Jackpot of €2,500 for Monday 16th March. Numbers were: 4, 7, 11 & 12. Twenty-three match 3 winners each receive €27. Next week the Jackpot will be €3,000. Draw takes place every Monday at 11pm and tickets are €2 each. Executive Committee meeting on Thursday at 8pm. Membership fees are now overdue and must be paid by the end of the month. All adult players should take note that they are not insured unless they have paid the necessary fee. The Juvenile Section are holding an Easter Raffle. Tickets are only €2 each and are now on sale. Congratulations to all our award winners at our Annual Dinner Dance. The full list of winners are on our Facebook page. Thanks to all involved in the organisation of another very successful night. Strictly Craobh is on its way. Saturday 23rd May is D Day. Further info available from Aidan on 086-8637076. Music continues in the Club Lounge every Sunday. The guest this week is Mr Simpson.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to the U16 girls, who continued their fine start to the season with a win today. Best on the day were Nicole Fulham, Casey Lawrence, Lucy Parkins and Kimberley Cummins. Training continues for the girls on Wednesday at 5pm. Hard luck to the lads who lost today in the league. Next up for the lads is Wanderers away next Sunday in the cup. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 11, 19 and 45. 2 x €20 winners were Yvonne Murphy and Tony Glenasmole. Next week's Jackpot €3,150. Thanks for your continued support. Thanks to everyone who came out and support the St Patrick's Day fun run/walk. Some members of the ladies team will be running the ladies mini-marathon this year. Anyone wanting the do it on behalf of the club, contact Nicola Brown for details. Training times for the upcoming week will be posted on Monday. The club wish to thank the Kiltipper Cafe/Bar, who have donated the book, 125 years of All-Ireland Finals. 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.
DECENT weekend for the club started off with the Adult Division 5 team winning impressively in the park on Saturday morning and then the Dazzlers also managed to pull an unlikely draw out of the hat away to Cuala in the evening. Our U15s had another fine win in the hurling away to Bray Emmett's. Our U12 footballers led by Jay Perry were also out in Dalkey on Saturday and despite a spirited performance, lost out narrowly. Adult training resumes in the park this week and will be Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm. Club Lotto was not won and there were three Match 3 winners. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 22 and 26. Next week's winning Jackpot will be €1,650. Club Shop now open every Thursday at 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park. Joker Poker was not won and next week's Jackpot will be €800. Club Bingo every Sunday night in clubrooms. 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.
LAST weekend was a mixed one for our adult footballers. In AFL1, the senior team lost out to Ballymun Kickhams by 4-10 to 0-8, while the junior As had a big win over Naomh Mearnog in AFL5. The third team lost out to Ranelagh Gaels in Hyde Park by 1-7 to 0-4 and our junior Cs finished the weekend with a draw against Crumlin in AFL10 at the same venue. Good luck to the senior hurlers in their AHL1 clash with St Brigid's in Shanganagh Park next Sunday at 10.30am. All support welcome. The minor B hurling team maintained their winning start to the season with a convincing 7-7 to 2-3 win over St Peregrine's in Shanganagh on Sunday. A 100% record of three wins out of three has them top of Division 4. Congratulations to Colm Cronin, Cian O'Callaghan, Paul & Mark Schutte, David Treacy and the Dublin senior hurlers on their league win over Galway. A quarter-final against Limerick is up next for the Cuala boys in blue. Well done to our U12 camogie teams, who had a double victory over Ballinteer St John's last weekend. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €3,400. Our three €50 lucky dip winners were Conor Moloney, Ann Marie Kennedy and Siobhan Murphy. Tickets for next week's draw can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. Well done to Cuala Girls Jennifer Dunne, Eimear Loughlin and the Dublin U16 ladies footballers, who beat Laois 4-9 to 3-2 last Sunday. Comhghairdeachas mór to all the Cuala girls on the Coláiste Íosagáin team that won the All-Ireland Colleges Camogie Championship last week. Maith sibh go léir. Best of luck to the U10 girls and boys, who travel to Belfast to play Naomh Brid next Sunday.
ERIN GO BRAGH
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. Tickets are now on sale. 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. Well done to our U12 hurlers. Hard luck to our U14 footballers. Our U11 boys will take part in the half-time entertainment at Croke Park in Dublin's league fixture v Derry on March 28th. Well done to our U9 girls' football team, who played their first game at the weekend. Our ladies football & camogie teams are looking for players. Gaelic4mothers and others continues Tuesdays 9pm-10pm at Ongar Community Centre. Call Ciara 087-9147154. Hard luck to our footballers, who lost to Pavee. Anyone interested in playing football can call Pat 087-7642155. Anyone interested in playing hurling can call Karl 087-2352074. No winner of our weekly Lotto. Numbers drawn were 11, 14, 18 & 26. Next week's Jackpot €6,100.
GREAT win for senior footballers against St Mary's Saggart on Sunday. Minor hurlers had a convincing win over Round Towers (Clondalkin). Conor Carney among others starring there. Intermediates lost to Crumlin away and juniors got a walkover. U13s had a great win over St Finian's (Swords) with Seán O Brien scoring 4 goals and Shane O'Flaherty getting Man of the Match. Fixtures this week on Sunday: Senior hurlers are away in Cloghran against Whitehall at 10:30am. Minor footballers play Templeogue/Synge Street in Dolphin Park at 11am. Junior hurlers are in Tymon North against Faughs at 3pm. Duffy Cup game is away to O'Dwyers in Balbriggan at 3pm. All support welcome in these games. 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 7-8-13-22 and bonus number was 18. Next week's Jackpot is €4,000. There will be a Race Night in the Club Bar on March 28th. Everyone invited to come along. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
SENIOR and junior A games scheduled for the weekend were both postponed. Watch this space or check club website for re-fixtures. Junior Ds on their first outing of the new season went down narrowly to St Brigid's. Minors had a convincing win over Ballinteer St John's. It was great to see our juvenile teams making full use of the revamped pitches in Osprey at the weekend. Well done to Chloe Mullen, Jennifer Sullivan, Isabelle Costello, Kerri Finnegan Saoirse Malin, Emma Ryan, Rebecca Lewis, Aoife McCabe, Holly Finnegan and Kate Clarke, who all represented Dublin in their respective age groups at the weekend. Easter Camp takes place from 7th-10th April. Please contact team mentors for details. Well done to Traolach Martin and the Terenure College team who defeated Carlow CBS in the Leinster C Hurling Final. We wish Daragh Kelly all the best as he sets off to take part in the Marathon des Sables (described as the world's toughest foot race) in the Sahara Desert over Easter. Best wishes for a long and happy life together to Paul and Emma Sweeney, who celebrated their marriage last week. Congratulations to Nicola Cunningham and David O'Gara on the birth of their baby daughter Abbie, a lovely grand-daughter for Joe and Claire and cousin for Ethan. Twenty Questions in the Members' Bar every Wednesday. Well done to the birthday boy and friends, last week's winners with a perfect score. Club Lotto - numbers were 1, 4, 25 and 26. No Jackpot winner. Rachel O'Malley and Robbie Lewis both matched three numbers and share €200. Next week's Jackpot will be €11,100.
CONGRATULATIONS to our senior team, who had a great win over Templeogue/Synge Street on Sunday morning, winning by 3 points and remaining unbeaten in the league. The second team played St Brigid's in a tough league encounter at home on Sunday, eventually losing out by 4 points. Well done to our boys' U15 team, who had a good win away in the league to Whitehall Colmcilles. Jack O'Brien put in a solid performance between the posts, pulling off some fantastic saves. Luke McCaffery had his scoring boots on and gave a great display on how to finish. Overall, a great team performance, well done all. The boys' U13 had a super win on Saturday against Naomh Olaf in a cracking match. In a fantastic turnaround, Ravens turned a 9-point deficit into a one-point win by scoring ten points unanswered. A fantastic win by a brilliant group of young lads. Congratulations on winning your grading group. The girls' U14 played against Skerries Harps on Sunday in their league game. There were some great performances, but unfortunately Skerries proved to be too strong on the day. The girls' U12 had a tough test against Ballyboughal in their league match on Sunday afternoon, but eventually edged to a 2-point win with a fantastic performance by all. Our U10 girls showed great improvement in their game against Clann Mhuire on Saturday - keep up the good work girls. The club are currently recruiting for a new groundsperson. This position is part of the Solas Scheme and has a 19.5 hour working week. If you are interested in applying please contact Declan on 086-2673830 or email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org. All interested candidates please note that the deadline for applications is the 2nd of April. Memberships for 2015 must be paid in full by March 31st.
GO raibh míle maith ag everybody that helped to make the St Patrick's Day such a success (especially Liam & his team). Special mention for all the younger boys and girls who turned out in such large numbers in their club colours. Footage & pictures from the parade can be viewed on the club Facebook page. Finally a big thank you to Fingal County Council for all their hard work. Our big pitch is currently closed for maintenance until 14th April. Under the guidance of Gerard Morgan, both goal areas are being repaired. Spring plant nutrition & aeration is also part of the pitch repair & training area beside the running track. Over the next 9 months, 100-120 ton of sand will be spread on the pitch, with a summer & autumn rehab program also in place. Sluagh Hall Update: Last week the club signed a 'Memo of Understanding' with Fingal County Council. In August 2015, Fingal will take possession of the hall for a complete renovation and division with Swords Boxing Club. It is anticipated the works will be complete by the year. The club will then sign a management licence in December before taking possession in January 2016. Plans will be posted on the club notice boards this week. Completed Easter Camp forms can now be handed into the club office or club bar. Easter Camp will be taking place on Monday 30th of March-Thursday 2nd of April, 10am-2pm. Its €40 for members and €60 non-members but you can get €10 off if you register before 27th of March. It's a hurling and football camp for boys and girls aged 4-13 years. For more information contact the clubs GPO Nicky - Nicola.email@example.com. The prizes for Cainteoirí na Seachtaine were awarded to Siobhán Sheppard and Ben Reilly.
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WELL done to Ger Cunningham and his players for a very impressive performance in beating Galway. Mark Schutte was voted Man of the Match. If Dublin lose the toss and have to travel to Limerick then Fodh will organise buses as usual. Thanks to all who renewed their membership at the game. 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 a complete up to date membership list by the end of March. Membership costs €20 for adults and €10 for juveniles. You can sign online at www.fodh.ie or send your money and details top Tom O'Donnell. 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. 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 24.
TWO home league fixtures last weekend with intermediates losing to St Finbarr's and juniors going down to Lucan Sarsfields. Back to cup action next weekend with the intermediates away to St Brigid's on Sunday morning at 10.30am and juniors amach I gcoinne Na Gaeil Oga ag St Catherine's ar 12pm mean lae. Ladies training continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm i Westmanstown. Challenge game on Saturday in Beechpark - opposition to be confirmed. Busy week for our juveniles with girls' U15 winning at home against Kilmacud Crokes - at home again next week against Clontarf. U10 hurlers played first away match against Stars of Erin in Glencullen. The home side won out in a very close game, but lots of positives on our first outing. This year's Easter Camp will take place in Westmanstown from Tuesday 7th-Friday 10th April 2015. Each day will run from 10am-2.30pm and cost is €50 per child. GPO Declan Jennings will co-ordinate the week with assistance from some dedicated GAA coaches. We will also have a special guest on final day to meet and present the kids with gifts. Payment is required on registration on Day 1. All weather pitches available for rent to any sports club, school event, birthday parties etc. For further information contact Finoula at 087-9657620.
WELL done to the first team footballers, who came away with a four point win over St Finian's at the weekend. The final score was 3-8 to 2-15. Also, well done to the U15 footballers who beat Na Fianna 3-22 to 1-1. Next weekend the hurlers play Kilmacud away at 12pm, show your support. There will be Easter Camps taking place in the club over the Easter Break. Youth camp (4-12 year olds) is €20 and takes place from Tuesday 31st March-Thursday 2nd April from 10am-1pm. Advanced Camp (13-16 year olds) is €15 and takes place on Tuesday 7th April and Wednesday 8th April from 12pm-3pm. For more information call Paddy Baker on 085-1403749. On Easter Sunday, there will be a DJ in the Club Bar from 7pm until close. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 14-19-24. Next week's Jackpot is €4,700. A reminder that registration is overdue, you can print off a copy of the registration form from the website. You will not be able to train, play, coach or claim any medical/physio bills if you fail to pay your fees. Registration must be paid by March 31st. 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.
HARD luck to the lads on their defeat to Thomas Davis on Sunday morning. Easter Egg raffle tickets available in the clubhouse, €5 per strip. No winner of the €5,000 Lotto this week. Numbers were 6-8-18-23. Also, no winner of the €2,950. Numbers were 13-15-16-17. Winners of the €20 lucky dip were Eileen Foran, Collette Keith and John Fallon. Congratulations also to Collette Keith on winning the Magic Six. This re-commences this Wednesday 25th March, €5 per week. Ladies Darts team home to Bohs this Thursday. Golf outing this Saturday 28th March at Headfort Old course. Tee time: 9am. Pitch and Putt every Sunday morning. Bingo with Ivan every Wednesday night. Jackpot now stands at €480. New adult & juvenile players welcome. Contact Christy Breen @ 086-3886506 or the club for details.
A big well done & thanks to everyone who did the Lugnaquilla climb last Saturday. A great day was had by all. We had great weather and thanks to all the organisers, especially Rosairi. Some pics are up on the Facebook page. Can everyone get their sponsorship cards back in as soon as possible? 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. 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. Senior hurlers play Commercials away Sunday at 10.30am. Junior hurlers play Vincent's away Sunday at 12pm. Well done to the Rialto Gaels minors, who had a good win in Commercials last Sunday. 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, €2,500. Last night's draw, Monday 23rd March was in McGowan'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. ABC Nursery is on every Saturday, 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.
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. Congratulations to Mary Flannery, who was presented with the President's Award for her outstanding work for Lucan Sarsfields. The presentation was made on St Patrick's Night at the club by Club President Joe Byrne. The first Lucan Sarsfields Bingo Night will take place on Wednesday April 1st. Free teas and coffees, spot prizes, big Jackpot and a great opportunity to bring a car of friends to a fun night. Have you got what it takes to beat The Kube? If so, keep Saturday 2nd May free and contact the organising committee on 087-4650729 to register your interest. We are running two Easter Camps this year, registration links are on the website. There were excellent wins for our U16A, U15A and U14A footballers over Sylvester's, Clontarf and Naomh Mearnog respectively. Our minor A and B hurlers also had good wins as did our senior footballers against Peregrine's. The adult games focus switches to hurling next 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 €13,000 Lotto draw. Numbers were 8-11-22-28. This week's Jackpot is €13,500. Carey's Newsagents are sponsoring with Shay Hurson's team in charge.
OUR men's first team lost out to a strong Ballyboden St Enda's team in the league on Sunday. U16 boys lost at home on Saturday to Na Fianna. U13 boys drew with Round Rowers Clondalkin at home on Saturday. U13 girls had a good home win over O'Dwyers on Saturday. U14 girls lost away to Kilmacud Crokes. U16 girls lost away to Croi Ro Naofa in the league on Sunday. Minor ladies had a good home league win over Ballymun Kickhams on Saturday. A big well done and congrats to everyone who organised and took part in our float in the Balbriggan St Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday. The club were delighted to pick up the Best Sporting Club Award. Well done all. Great turnout from our members and families and great Parade from Balbriggan and areas. Club memberships are due now. You can buy online at manowargfc.com or pay to your team mentor. 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.
NURSERY and U8s training every Saturday morning at 10am in Baldoyle Youth Club. €2, new players welcome. Happy Birthday to two of our players, Josh and Riley. Our Club 45 was won this week by Phil Christy with 11 being the winning number. Congratulations Phil, we hope you enjoy your prize money of €180. Next week's Club 45 money will be back down to €120. The U12's last group game is taking place this Saturday the 28th at 12.15pm at our home pitch in RaceCourse Park, Baldoyle and all supporters are welcome.
WELL done to Shane Barrett and Dublin's senior hurlers on their AHL1A win over Galway, which sees them through to quarter-final meeting with Limerick. Hard luck to Elaine O'Meara, Muireann O'Gorman and Dublin senior camogie team losing out to Kilkenny but well done to Tino Kelly, Laura Mulvey, Grainne Free and Dublin's premier juniors on their win over Carlow. Best of luck to Jonny, Tomás and Dublin senior footballers in Saturday night's NFL1 clash with Derry. Good wins for senior, junior A and C footballers on Sunday against Parnell's, Ballyboden and Ballyboughal respectively. Busy day next Sunday starting with Adult Cup football. Inters play Ballymun Kickhams away in Loving Cup at 10.30am and at 12pm. Junior As play Kilmacud Crokes in Silverpark in Conlon Cup and junior Cs are away to Raheny in Murphy Cup. Hurlers also out on Sunday, starting at 10.30am with seniors hosting Faughs in Mobhi Road and inters away to Thomas Davis. Later at 3pm in Collinstown, our junior 1s host St Brigid's and our junior 2s host Whitehall. All three minor football teams have home venues on Sunday. Bs play St Anne's at 10.30am and Cs play Fingallians at 12, both in St Vincent's CBS. At 12pm, As play Clontarf in Mobhi Road. Our minor camogie team play Whitehall in Development League, Albert College at 11am. Best of luck to all teams, all support welcome. Congrats to our handballers Pat Ryan and Ned Flynn on their Over 70 All-Ireland Final Doubles title win on Saturday and also to Frank Daly and Egin Jenson on their over 50A All-Ireland title win. Draíocht Players present 'Play On' in Club Thursday 26th March. Tickets €10, contact Anne Ryan. Na Fianna's Easter Camp sponsored by Gulliver's Retail Park 30th March-2nd April. Application forms on club website. Members' subs due.
NA GAEIL OGA
BHI bua iontach ag an bhfoireann A in aghaidh Thomás Dáibhis ar an Domhnach (3-6 go 0-7) - comhghairdeas leo. Ar an drochuair, chaill an fhoireann B i gcoinne Naomh Áine, 3-15 go 1-11. Tá traenáil peile ar siúl an tseachtain seo ar an Máirt agus ar an Déardaoin ag 7pm i gCaisleán Cnucha - agus beidh an fhoireann A ag imirt i gCorn Parson ar an Domhnach i gcoinne na nGardaí i bPáirc Naomh Caitríona, Leamhcán ag 12pm. Tá traenáil iomána ar siúl ar an Satharn seo ag 12.30pm, agus tá cluiche sraithe againn ar an Domhnach i gcoinne Chaisleán Cnucha as baile ag 3pm. Tá cluiche dúshláin ag foireann Pheil na mBan Dé Céadaoin seo i gcoinne Fhine Ghalláin i Sord Cholmcille ag 8pm - tagaigí agus tugaigí tacaíocht dóibh an oíche sin. Beidh foirne na mban ag traenáil ar oíche Dhéardaoin i gColáiste Chilliain, Cluain Sceach ag 9pm agus i bPáirc an Fhionnuisce ag 3pm (camógaíocht) agus ag 5pm (peil) - beidh an chéad chluiche ag na peileadóirí an tseachtain seo chugainn (1 Aibreáin) i gcoinne Chraobh Chiaráin Fánaithe Bhaile Baodáin. Tá na sonraí againn freisin faoi chomórtas An Chailín Ghaelaigh 2015. Beidh an comórtas ar siúl ar an Aoine, 17ú Aibreán - aon chailín atá ag iarraidh páirt a ghlacadh, seol ríomhphost chuig firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachaidh an buaiteoir ar aghaidh chuig Comórtas an Chailín Ghaelaigh ag Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta ar son Na Gaeil Óga. 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.
FINAL week for membership payments. Adult suspensions will commence from the 31st of March. €20 returned to card will not be available after this date. Live music this Saturday from Shake, Rattle and Roll. Great win for the minor hurlers on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-11. Two goals from Mark Byrne. That's two wins out of two now in league. Well done to the U15 football team, who beat Skerries Harps 2-20 to 2-7. Special mention goes to goalkeeper Jack Doyle, who was injured and had to be carried off. Well done to Rory McCarthy, who kept a clean sheet as his replacement. Good games from Luke Cantwell, Sean Cleary, Ryan Alexander, Eimhin Campbell, Donnacha Donnelly and captain Calvin Kearns. Hard luck to U14 boys, who lost away against Jude's, 3-11 to 2-8. Well done to all that scored: L Stewart 1-3, C Dunne 1-1, J Kennedy 0-1, G Lonergan 0-1, N Hatton 0-1 and Oisin Marks 0-1. Stand out performance from both Daithi Geary, who played corner-back and half-forward Luke Stewart, Man of the Match for his input. Best for U13A team were Conor Ryan and Liam Glynn. Barróg were beaten by 1 point in a thriller against Thomas Davis. Best for the U13B team were Robert Meehan and David Cleary. We wish Darragh Carthy a speedy recovery from injury. Another good win for U13 camogie team beating Crokes. Stand-out performance by Lara Hegeraty and Rachel Connor. Great win for U12s against Pat's Palmerstown. A really good all-round performance on Saturday by the U9 hurlers, who played Vincent's. In particular, Man of the Match performances came from Micheal Tierney, Matti Basinski and Anthony Beshoff. The U14 girls would like to give a massive thanks to the teams, parents and kids who supported their Junior Disco and Cake Sale.
VERY good win for our intermediate footballers against Garda in Westmanstown in the league. Our minor hurlers had a convincing win over Clontarf in their league game in the "Bogies", while our U11s continued their winning streak with another league win. There was also a very good win for our U13 camogie team against Na Fianna. Well done to all concerned. Next weekend our senior hurlers play St Pat's Palmerstown in the league in the "bogies", while our junior hurlers are away to Crumlin. Come out and support your club. Friday night next sees the first night of our 70th Anniversary celebrations. We are honouring the teams of 1945/1959. It promises to be a great night and we would like to see a big crowd there. Music from the 40s and 50s. Come along and enjoy the night with us. New club tops on sale in the club shop. Call in and see our new merchandise. The club are running an Easter Camp. All enquiries to club reception. Limited number of tickets available for Easter draw. Please contact club if you wish to purchase one. We would like to remind our members that their Annual Subscriptions are now due. Can be paid at Club Executive meeting on Thursday night 8pm. Juvenile meeting on Tuesday night 9pm. This week's Lotto numbers are 3-7-12. Bonus number: 6.
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. St Maur's hosted a Premier Hypnosis Show on Saturday 21st. Any doubts anyone had of this magical state of consciousness were dispelled. A big thanks to the following sponsors of spot prizes for the event: The Harbour Bar, Indie Kitchen, Care Pharmacy, Lorraine Weldon Hairdressing, Birds of Paradise, Boylan's Butchers, Vinny's Barbers, Visuals Picture Framing, The Little Chip Inn, Rush Allcare Pharmacy, Aladdin's Cave, The Thatch, Hackett's Butchers and Genoa Cafe. Special thanks to Rachel and Cathal Sheahan, who put on a fantastic hypnosis show and to Pat Gaffney, the DJ for the night. Maur's senior footballers drew with St Jude's away on Sunday. Our 2nd football team drew with O'Dwyers at home Sunday. Well done to the U16 footballers, who had a great win over local rivals Round Towers. Behind by 3 points at half-time, they had a great start to the second only for Towers to hit back late on and lead by 2 points with 5 minutes to go. Maur's U15 footballers drew with Castleknock away on Saturday. Maur's U14 footballers played Fingallians at home and won out by a point in a tight match. St Maur's U13 camogie team made the trip to Finglas to face the host club in what proved to be a nail-biting match. The action was end-to-end from start to finish with 2 teams who went hell for leather for 60 minutes. With 10 minutes to go the sides were level after a brilliant point from Isles. Maur's needed people to battle and the next 10 minutes was brilliant from Maur's. Brilliant performance from St Maur's U13s to defeat Kilmacud Crokes in the league.
OUR Adult Games Fundraising Quiz takes place on Saturday night at 8pm. Tables of 5 cost €50. Great raffle prizes also. Please support. Well done to Shane Carthy and his colleagues on reaching the Leinster U21 Football Final. In one of their best performances for a while, our U16 footballers travelled to Ballyboden and came home with 2 valuable league points. Our U13 camogie girls defeated Castleknock. Well done to Lauren Delaney, Emma Forde, Ciara Holland, Aoibhe Dillon and Sarah Brennan, who all represented the Dublin U16 camogie team at the weekend and to Caitriona Power, Laura and Miriam Twomey, who played for the seniors. Our adult hurlers are in action next weekend. Our seniors have a home game against Kilmacud, while our juniors are away to Lucan. We extend our sympathy to adult hurler Michael O'Brien on the death of his father William. May his soul Rest In Peace. To enable outstanding membership fees to be paid, we have a registration night in the club on Friday at 8pm. From the 1st of April, if you have not paid your membership fees you will be unable to play for your team. Thank you to all who supported our Camogie Quiz. It was a great success. In early May, the club is running an "Operation Transformation" Programme. We are looking for 30 people who feel they can improve their fitness. More details next week.
OVER 40 Naomh Olaf teams turned out again this weekend with players and supporters making the most of the good weather. The following is a flavour of some of the happenings in the club during the week. Please forward items for inclusion in the notes, including match reports and results, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9pm on Sunday night. Another great win for Naomh Olaf senior footballers at home against Ballyboughal on Sunday morning. Final score: Naomh Olaf 2-14, Ballyboughal 1-7. Well done to David Byrne and Dublin U21 football team, who defeated Longford on Wednesday in Navan. Great to see the Olaf's gang at the match supporting David and the team. The provincial decider against Kildare will take place in Páirc Tailteann, Navan on Thursday, April 2 (7.30). Let's make sure we have even more support there for the Leinster final. Well done also to Clara O'Sullivan and the Dublin Ladies U16 footballers, who defeated Laois on Sunday in Portarlington. Clara dominated the match, rotating between corner forward, midfield and half-back positions, scoring two points from play. Final score: Dublin 4-7, Laois 3-2. Three U12 teams out this weekend. One of the teams had a good win away to Naomh Fionnbarra. Other two teams put in a very good performance. The U13 footballers lost their game on Saturday to a very strong Beann Eadair outfit. On Sunday, the U13 girls were out of luck in their camogie match against Whitehall, as they lost by a point to a goal scored in the 7th minute of injury-time. Our U14 football team played O'Toole's at home on Saturday afternoon. O'Toole's put up a good battle, but the Olaf lads were too strong & had a comprehensive win in the end. Well done to all.
WHAT a great weekend it was for O'Toole's footballers and hurlers in their respective leagues. Congratulations to our minor hurlers that took on a mighty Ballyboden side and outclassed them at home on Sunday. Our U15 footballers stung a weakened Fingallians team at home on Sunday. On Saturday, our U13 boys comprehensively won, not one, but two matches. Our A team stayed at home to beat a strong Kilmacud side, while our B team went to Na Fianna for their win. Also, our U13 girls are proving again that they're deserving of some more accolade with another superb win away to Fingallians. Our U16 footballers had a home win on Saturday over a good Liffey Gaels side. There were energetic performances from Adam Dunne and Karl Fox, who are part of this great team. Come out and support our adult hurlers this Sunday morning at 10:30am in Blunden Drive as they take on Crokes in the league. A reminder to all mentors and parents, registration is now overdue. Your child must be registered or they won't be covered to train or play for this season. Parents please return forms and fees to team mentor. This Saturday night for your entertainment, in our friendly lounge, its music by 'Pulse'. There was no winner of our weekly live Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 1-8-16-21. This week's Jackpot of €2,200 will buy a lot of Easter eggs.
CONGRATULATIONS to Ciara McDunphy, who was Dublin Ladies U16 top scorer against Laois, whom they beat 4-9 v 3-2. Also congratulations to our lads on the Dublin minor team, who beat Kildare. Very proud of Darren Byrne, Glen McNamara and not forgetting the Dublin minor captain Brian Howard. Our senior footballers had a narrow win over St Sylvester's on Sunday morning in St Anne's, winning by a point in a very exciting game. Our Easter Camp kicks off on Monday 30th at 9am. Application forms are available in the Club Lounge. Please remember the final date for membership payment is 31 March. It will be no pay, no play after that. Lotto still on the increase and Wednesday night is still Trad Night in the club and all are welcome.
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 €2,300. 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. Ranelagh's men's team travel to take on Stars of Erin on Sunday in the Murphy Cup, throw-in 12pm. Spirits will be high following last weekend's great win over Cuala in AFL Division 8. The ladies team have a challenge game tomorrow evening away against Clontarf as the countdown to their season, which begins next week, continues. Men's training is on Mondays in Clanna Gael Fontenoy (8.30pm) and Wednesdays in Wesley College, Ballinteer (8.15pm). 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. 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 Larry Quinn on the sad passing of his sister over the weekend. Ar dheis De go raibh a ainm. We are all busy organising our biggest fundraiser of the year, The Kube, which will take place on Saturday 9th of May. If you think you have what it takes to beat The Kube please let us know. If you would like to take an ad in the programme at very reasonable and affordable rates, we would also be delighted to talk to you. We want this to be the only time this year to be asking for your support, so please get behind this venture.
ROUND TOWER CLONDALKIN
SENIOR footballers defeated St Pat's of Donabate in AFL2 to make it two wins from three. Junior A footballers defeated by St Vincent's in AFL7, minor hurlers defeated by Erin's Isle in MHL3. Intermediate footballers face Parnell's in re-scheduled fixture tomorrow, Tuesday 24th, at Chanel with throw-in at 8.30pm. Congratulations to former Towers player Hannah Tyrell, who was on the winning team as the Ireland Women's Rugby Team claimed the Six Nations Rugby Women's Championship. 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. We encourage people with membership outstanding to pay as soon as possible. Take a few moments to register online at www.roundtower.ie or pay in the club. Round Tower Easter Camp will commence next Monday 30th March and run to 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 email@example.com. Round Tower is delighted to offer excellent party packages for celebratory functions. Packages provided for no extra cost; cake, balloons and decorations.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
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 the Academy this Saturday the 28th March, 10.45am-12pm. All the children will enjoy 3 days of fun; some Gaelic coaching along with some games and everyone is welcome. The Poker Classic in aid of the adult footballers takes place this Friday 27th March. Contact Lorcan on 086-2518438 for tickets, which cost €25. Our Casino Night takes place on Friday 17th April. Tickets cost €30 each (or you can buy 2 for €50) and are available at the bar or from our fundraising committee (Tom Farrell, Kevin O'Neill, Liam Fitzgerald and Karen Harford). Congratulations to Debbie Murphy, who won our LuskManStanding competition - a nice easy way to earn €60. 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 1st step for your child into the world of GAA. The Academy have a special offer on a kit for your little player, which consists of jersey, shorts and socks for €25. Please contact our GPO James Costello for further details on 086-3465433. There was no winner of our Lotto this week; numbers drawn were 3-5-16-22. €50 went to R Redmond, while €25 went to D Peters and M McGee. Next Jackpot stands at €5,050. Bingo continues each Monday night at 8:30pm with a book costing €10. U12 Hurlers: Naomh Mearnog (4-5), Round Towers (1-4). U13 Grading League: Round Towers (9-7), Skerries Harps (9-5). U14 League: Round Towers (3-11), St Mark's (2-2). U14 Girls: Clontarf B (0-2), Round Towers (9-7).
SCOIL Uí CHONáILL
THERE were three home football league fixtures last Sunday. Well done to the 2nd team on their win in a high-scoring game. Hard luck to the other two teams, who lost out to strong opposition. Next Sunday its adult hurling fixtures starting with a home game v Clontarf at 10.30am followed by a game v Raheny at 2.30pm also at home. Support is very welcome for both games. 'Team of the Week' are the U10 girls, who won their league game on Saturday. Great enthusiasm from all the players, management and parents, which helped to seal the win. Good results too for both the U14s and U16s boys, who both won and stay top of their respective leagues. The corresponding U14 and U16 girls' teams also won their games - well done to both teams. 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 - next 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. 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. You can keep up with all club news on our website www.scoilgaa.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
THE Juvenile Academy returns to Shanganagh Castle from this Saturday. The Academy caters for children from 4-8 years of age 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 the Easter weekend. Girls' U11 lost to Garda/Westmanstown. Girls' U9 & U11 training is in the Castle at 10am. U12 boys play Kilmacud Crokes at 12pm, also 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 €2,050. The €50 prize went to Jessie Cawley. Training for the men's adult football team is in Rathmichael School on Thursday night at 9pm. We lost the game to Lucan Sarsfields. The next match is in the O'Broin Cup against Ballinteer St John's on Sunday at 3pm in Shanganagh Cliffs. If you would like to join the team, please contact Damien 085-2327359 or any club member. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
SENIOR footballers sponsored by McMeel's Pharmacy continued their good start to the AFL2 with a victory over Scoil Ui Chonaill by 2-13 to 1-10. Junior 2 team had a good win against Tyrellstown. Pride of place goes to the U14 footballers, who recorded wins in Division 1 against St Sylvester's and Division 7 team, who beat Liffey Gaels. Congrats to Donal McIlgorm and Stephen Smith on Dublin's win in Leinster League Final on Saturday. Speedy recovery to Stephen with his injury. Well done to Aisling Spillane on Dublin's Junior Camogie win against Carlow and to Ian Furlong and Ross McGarry on Fingal's hurling draw with Louth in AHL3A. Fixtures: Sunday 29th March - Minor Football v Whitehall Colmcilles, home 11am. Junior Hurling v Ballinteer St John's, home 12pm and Junior Football Stacey Cup v Naomh Barrog, home 12pm. The Annual Easter Primary Schools Hurling and Camogie Tournament sponsored by The Sports Shop takes place from Monday 30th March-Friday 2nd April at 3pm-6pm each day. Entry free. More info from Stephen GPO, 085-1559546. Juvenile Academy Saturday mornings between 10am-11am. Club Shop open from 10am. New Clubhouse Bar opening times, Thursday and Friday from 7pm; Saturday and Sunday from 2pm. Feile Fundraiser: Club crested gloves, orders can be made at the Academy on Saturday mornings and via mentors at training sessions. Juveniles sizes €12.50 and adults €15. More info at 086-8203882. Great idea and they look great. 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. The club extends its sympathy to Paul and the Doherty Family on the death of Danny Doherty, who died recently. May he Rest In Peace.
ALL at St Anne's would like to express our sincere condolences to the Collins Family on the recent death of Sheila. May she Rest In Peace. Our Easter Camp 2015 takes place from Monday 30th March-Wednesday 1st April. Everyone welcome & all details on our website. Congratulations to Lorcan Molloy, Daniel Galvin, Alan McNally and the Dublin U21s on reaching the Leinster Final against Kildare on 2nd April. Training for all grades as usual this week, so contact your manager for arrangements. Bus to Croke Park on Saturday to see Dublin v Derry & also St Anne's U11s play in Croker. Contact Fergus on 086-2660260 for details. Membership Week - Fees for 2015 are now due and can be paid every weeknight this week from 6pm-9pm in the Sports Hall & Saturday morning 10am-12:30pm. Remember, no pay, no play kicks in at the end of the month. 3rd Mega Draw takes place this Saturday in the members' bar with live music from Steve Martyn. All welcome. "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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Lucky number on 22nd March was 38 with 2 winners. St Anne's is going to the Dogs at Harold's Cross on Friday 10th April, Adults €10 & children €5. Contact Stephen on 086-2631311 for details. 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 email@example.com.
STARS OF ERIN
ADULT men's team lost to Scoil Ui Chonaill. Match next Thursday night in Enniskerry at 8pm. Clothes Bank in car park. €10 draw on Easter Sunday in Step Inn. 1st prize: €2,000. Tickets on sale now. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 8-16-17. €20 winners: Gavin Mulvey, Mick/Maureen Murphy & Colette c/o Willy Walsh. Next week's Jackpot €1,100. Thanks for all your support.
LOTTO results 21st March. Numbers drawn were 7, 10, 19 & 23. No winner. Next week's Jackpot is €8,150. €50 winners were Mary Wallace c/o The Coachman's Inn, Deco Lynch c/o The Swiss Cottage Santry and Jane McCullough c/o Claire. Many thanks for your continued support. Congrats to the team on their 2-12 to 1-9 league win against Raheny. It was a great team effort by all involved. Training continues Wednesday evening at 7:30PM, all player expected to attend.
BOTH football teams were in league Action last Sunday with the firsts winning against St Jude's in AFL6, while the seconds were beaten away to Castleknock in AFL10. Hurlers back in league action this Sunday with an away tie to Whitehall Colmcilles at 12pm. Both football teams are in Cup action this Sunday with the firsts away to St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh at 12pm in the Stacy Cup and the seconds at home to Erin Go Bragh in the Duffy Cup at 2.30pm. U9s next match is away to Beann Eadair this Saturday at 11am. 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 and Wednesday at 7.30pm. New players are always welcome. Anyone interest in playing please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STRICTLY Brigid's this Saturday in the club. Final few tickets remaining from 083-4317424 or email@example.com. Best of luck to all our dancers. Club Easter Camp for 5-12 year olds starts next Monday (March 30). Open to all and forms available on new club website. Club membership is now due and can be paid online. Deadline is March 31st. All details are on club website. Well done to all our juvenile and adult teams who were in league action over the weekend. Stand-out results were our minor A hurlers, 1-15 to 1-13 win over Na Fianna. There were wins also for our AFL4, AFL6, AFL11 and AHL7 teams. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place this Thursday, March 26th in The Roselawn Inn. 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. Full round of adult hurling 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.
THE Club AG.M will be held on Thursday 9th April 2015. All members are encouraged to attend. Adult team. Hard luck to our lads on Sunday, who lost to St Peregrine's, 3-6 to St Colmcille's 1-10. A hard-fought game played by both teams. Next Sunday March 29, St Colmcille's play Naomh Barrog at home in Balheary, throw-in at 3pm. All support welcome. Training Tuesday 8pm in Swords Fitness and Thursday at 8pm in Balheary. All players please attend. Lotto - Monday March 17. Numbers drawn: 10-11-14-17. 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 were in a 3-A-Side competition on Friday March 20 in the Cricket Club, Rush. Unfortunately, they lost out in the semi-final. They are in the Rush Town Darts League Doubles this Friday in St Colmcille's clubhouse and the singles will be played in Round towers Lusk (tbc). All support welcome. Best of luck lads. Pool - The lads played away to Chaser on Wednesday 18th March. Unfortunately, they lost 6-4. They have no match this coming week. Enjoy the rest lads.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
WE had a great turnout for the St Patrick's Day Parade and lots of fun was had by the many children and parents who took part. Special thanks to Nick Collier, for the provision of the truck for our float, and Sean Halpin, the club's Irish Cultural Officer, for organising a fantastic day both at the parade and afterwards in the clubhouse. On the fields this weekend, we had some excellent performances from our U12 girls' football team, U13 girls' football and U13 camogie. The U12 team manager Warren Hanley reported "Today we won 5-8 to 1-3 against St Brigid's, bringing our record to 26 wins and 2 losses. A massive well done to our newest player Shannon Britnell, who played brilliantly". Well done also to our U15 football boys, who had a huge win on Sunday morning against Ballyboden St Enda's. The Lotto Jackpot was €2,300 and the numbers drawn were 1-2-5-17. There was no Jackpot winner. The €25 lucky dip prize winners were Margaret Meehan, Ursula Willis, F Donnell and Alex Dayman. Next week's Jackpot will be €2,400.
ST JAMES GAELS
OUR girls' U10 team started their season off with a fine display against Thomas Davis. The U11 hurling team played second-ever game, narrowly losing to Clanna Gael but a great effort was shown by a team that are improving every week. The U14 boys got a great win away to Clontarf, with the lads now playing a higher standard after last year's league win. The win has been well-deserved for all the players and management involved. The first men's team got beating by Bank of Ireland on Sunday morning, whereas the seconds had better fortune with a great win over Ballinteer. The Academy numbers are increasing by the week and we are looking for boys and girls with an interest of trying out all Gaelic games to give it a go every Saturday morning 10:30am in the Iveagh Grounds. With the increase in numbers, we are also looking for coaches who could spare an hour and a half on Saturday mornings to give Eoin a hand. Membership is now due, this can be paid to any club mentor or committee member as well as the option to pay online at stjamesgaels.com.
HARD luck Leah Butler, Helen Cosgrave and Dublin senior camogie Division 1 side, beaten by Kilkenny 1-12 v 1-5 and now depending on other results to make the knock-outs. Well done Emer Maher and the premier junior side, who continued their impressive unbeaten run with a comfortable 2-10 v 0-6 win over Carlow and are looking good ahead of the semi-finals. Successive wins for the U16A team in Leinster Championship, today defeating Offaly 1-9 v 0-2. Well done Ciara O'Riordan and Emily Browne. Finally, congrats to Jane Douglas, who featured on the U15A Development Squad who defeated Kilkenny. Well done to Colm Hayes & the Dublin minor footballers on their victory over Kildare in the Leinster Minor League Final. Well done to Mark Maguire, Jack Cadell and Terenure College on their great win over Carlow CBS in the Leinster Colleges Senior Hurling C Final. Well done to Danny Sutcliffe and the Dublin hurlers on their impressive victory over Galway. Special congratulations from the Larkin, Grogan and Joyce families. Storytelling night Friday Match 27 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. Still time to register for the Easter Camps open to all children aged 4-12; this can be done via the club website or by contacting 087-2304120. Lotto - numbers Drawn: 9-16-25-28. No match 4. Match 3: Rodney Mackenzie & Brendan Culhane - each receives €125. Jackpot next week: €4,500.
MEMBERSHIP fees for 2015 were due by the end of February, please 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 are training on Saturday in Kilnamanagh at 10.30am, new members are always welcome. The U10s are scheduled to play a match. Further details will be text out as soon as they become available. The junior men team's next match is at home in the Murphy Cup against Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday 29th April, throw-in at 12pm. 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 22nd March 2015. Numbers drawn: 4-13-20. No winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to Mary Perry, Teresa Corcoran & Julie Fitzpatrick. Next week's Jackpot will be €300. 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. Advertising opportunities for local businesses with the club are now available for 2015.
NO winner in the Lotto. 13-16-20-26. The Jackpot is now €7,000. Congrats to our €20 Winners; Bridget Sheils, Keith Wooderuff, Tommy Sheils, Brian Farrell & Mary B c/o Rats. Our U12s will play Saturday night in Croke Park at half-time, when Dublin play Derry in the NFL. This is a big deal for the kids. All support would be fantastic. U14s had a great win against Naomh Mearnog, winning 3-15 to 2-11. U15s also had a great win in the league against GP Moran, 4-9 to 4-5. We had 6 guys from our U14 boys' team who made it to the next round of Dublin Trials in UCD last week. Well done to Connor Shanahan, Jordan Lee O'Neill, Eoin Hanlon, Jamie McGuinness, Ciaran McManus & Rory O'Dwyer. Intermediate ladies had another good win against Erin's Isle last week. Last challenge game, Wednesday night at 7.30pm, against St Maur's in The Complex. Preparation going well for the start of the competitions next week. Thomas Ashe minors were unlucky Friday evening in the Cup against St Pat's of Donabate. They play Ballymun Friday night in St Margaret's at 8pm. Juniors were beaten by St Anne's in the league at the weekend, 2- 15 to 2-9. They Play Vincent's in the Cup Sunday, home at 12pm. Intermediate men's team had a good win over St Ciaran's in the league, 1 -14 to 0-9. They play Man-O-War Sunday, home at 10.30am. Easter Camp takes place in The Complex on 8-10 April. Still a number of places available. For more details on this, contact our club GPO Sean Kelly, 083-4471121. St Margaret's Easter Draw will take place Sunday 5th April in the Brock Inn. €10 per ticket. If you would like tickets, please contact any member of the committee or team mentor.
WE will be running a Fun Quiz this 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. There is a clothing collection this Saturday the 28th of March. All old clothes, bed linen, bags, belts, shoes, towels and mobile phones are accepted. Please bring to the club no later than 10am Saturday morning. Please pass on to family and friends. We will be running a Race Night on Friday the 24th of April, details will be announced shortly. 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. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm, come along and have some fun. Music this Saturday the 28th by "Maureen Smith". Party Facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Players' Lounge and Hall. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €2,800 Jackpot not won. Numbers were: 13, 23, 28 & 30, and 6 X €50 winners: 1 Wiggie 2 Bridget Keilthy 3 Ann McCarthy c/o Pat McCarthy 4 Philip Coventry 5 Matt & Dave c/o P Kearns 6 C Braiden (Bardon?) c/o Bingo. Lotto tickets are €2 per ticket or 3 tickets for €5.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
LEAGUE results from weekend. Seniors lost by a point to Erin's Isle. Juniors drew with Ballinteer, U16 beat Kilmacud and U13 beat Ballymun. Congrats to Rian Fitzsimons on his selection to the Dublin U16 Development Squad. Our thanks to everyone who made our St Patrick's Day Parade such a fabulous success. Too many people to mention, but to our organisers Sharon Redmond and John Simpson, well done. The club is running a sponsored cycle to Kilkenny on Saturday 27th June. Cyclists and guests will stay overnight in the Newpark Hotel, and 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 the age of 18 and we hope to see a lot of our female members taking part along with their male members. There will be a Membership Night in the clubhouse this Wednesday, 7pm-9pm to give all members a chance to pay their 2015 membership. Lotto numbers drawn this week 10-11-22-27. There was no winner so Thursday's jackpot will be €1,100. There were three Match 3 winners of €70 each, John Lenihan, Leo Kenny and Lorraine Hickey. Next week's Match 3 will be €100 win/share.
MIXED results on the playing fields last weekend. Our U12 hurlers enjoyed a three point win over Raheny, while our U16 girls got back to winning ways with a comprehensive victory over St Jude's. Elsewhere, there were good performances in the royal blue jerseys from our U14 boys, U13, U11 and U10 girl's teams. Easter Camp 2015 - St Monica's GAA Easter Camp will run from Monday the 30th of March up until Thursday the 2nd of April. Our four-day GAA Camp is for children aged from 5-12 years of age. Places are limited, so early booking is advised. Simply fill in the camp application form and include a small deposit of just €5 to confirm your child's place. Camp Fees are (1) Senior Camp €30, (2) Junior Camp €20. Younger additional sibling(s) are just an additional €10 - fees must be paid in full on the first morning of camp. Booking Forms will be distributed via our local schools and are also available to download from our website www.stmonicasgaa.com. St Monica's Golf Society will have their first outing of 2015 on Friday April 3rd, commencing at 12:30pm sharp in Forest Little Golf Course, Swords. The entrance fee is €25, which includes gold and prizes. Wishing our new Captain Larry Kelly all the best for the season ahead. There was no winner of our Club Lotto draw, which took place on Thursday night last (March 19th). Numbers drawn out were 10-17-23. This Thursday's Jackpot will be in excess of €1350+. Tickets cost €2 each or 3 for €5 and can be purchased from our clubhouse each evening from 5pm.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
CONGRATULATIONS to intermediate hurlers on victories over Davidstown and Cullion last week in Leinster Hurling League. Team now through to semi-final of competition on Saturday 11th April. Well done also to junior A football team on win over Naomh Barrog in league on Sunday. Senior and intermediates both lost to St Vincent's and junior B team also lost to Ballyboden St Enda's. Fixtures 29th March - Senior Hurling v St Sylvester's, Broomfield @ 10.30am. Intermediate Hurling v St Finian's, Swords @ 10.30am. Junior Hurling v Castleknock, Somerton @ 3pm. Junior Football (Stacy Cup) v St Brendan's, MSP @ 12pm. Junior Football (Sheridan Cup) v Castleknock, MSP @ 3pm. Minor Football (A team) v Naomh Olaf, Pair Ui Bhrian @ 11am. Minor Football (B team) v Good Counsel, Galtymore Road @ 11am. A big thank you all the contestants and to all involved in organising the Kube Show last week. Many thanks to all the sponsors especially AIG and TLC. The club is holding an Open Night on Friday 10th April and everyone in the community including members, non-members, parents of juveniles and players from minor level upwards is cordially invited to come along to share in shaping the future of the club in the community. Lotto numbers for 22nd March were: 6, 10, 15 & 22. No winner of Jackpot. Match 3 winners: Neil Young, John Sweeney, Dermot Diskin & Declan Kelly. Jackpot now €2,400.