BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATS to our Ballyboden St Enda's players and the Dublin senior football team, who won the National Football League title for the third year in-a-row. Roll on Championship. Congratulations to our Senior A & Bs, who got their Championships off to a great start with wins over Crumlin and Naomh Barrog. Congratulations to our very own entrepreneur Dara Ward, who won first prize in the Student Enterprise Awards Finals held in Croke Park last week. Hard luck to our Feile girls in Division 1 & 2, who lost out in this weekend's Feile. Thanks to all involved who helped over the weekend. Next Sunday, Ballyboden St Enda's will hold their Family Fun Day - it will be a great day for all families, so make sure you pop down. Don't forget, our Annual Cian Durkin Tournament next Monday in Ballyboden St Enda's. For more information, log onto www.bodengaa.ie. There was no winner of this week's Lotto. The numbers were 24-13-16-14. Congratulations to our three match 3 winners; Gerry White, Knocklyon, Michael O Regan, Firhouse and Paddy White. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's, log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
WELL done to St Peter's minor team who won v Ballinteer St John's in the league. Hard luck to both our ladies U16 girls', who were beaten in the league v Fingal Ravens and to our adult ladies Ballyboughal/St Finian's, who lost in the league to Templeogue/Synge Street, 5-6 to 2-9. This week's fixtures: Tuesday 28th, our 2nd team play at home v Liffey Gaels in the league at 7pm. Wednesday 29th, our adult ladies play Portobello in the league at 7.30pm in Rivervally. On the same evening, our adult men's 1st team travel to Malahide to play St Sylvester's in the league at 7pm. Friday 1st - Ballyboughal U14 girls' play at home at 7.15pm v Round Towers (Clondalkin). Saturday 2nd - U12 boys' away v Parnell's, 11am. Sunday 3rd - U12 Ballyboughal girls play away to St Maur's, 5pm. Club Lotto results 20th May: numbers drawn - 15-25-28. No winner. €20 winners: P Fitzpatrick, M Delaney & D Donnelly. Next week's Jackpot is €3,320. Ballyboughal GFC End of Juveniles Season Fancy Dress 80s/90s Theme. Party 31st of May, Kettle's Hotel at 8pm. Tickets €20 (over 18s event). For tickets contact any Juvenile committee member.
THE Nursery is on in the De La Salle School on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm. All children aged 5-8 years are welcome. U8/9s have training in the De La Salle School on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. This week's Jackpot was €6,000. Check facebook.com/ballyfermotdls for this week's Lotto results. Tickets are €2 each and are available from club members or in Chasers itself. Please help support the club by getting your Lotto ticket. Anyone interested in participating in our Strictly Dancing can contact Emma, 083-4271220 or Sandra, 089-4284243 for more information. The club is always looking for new players for all teams; anyone interested can contact Paul on 086-2189173. Follow us on Twitter (@BallyfermotDLS) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/BallyfermotDLS) or web ballyfermotdls.altervista.org.
THIS week's Hero of the Week is Corey Power. Not only is he a "coach extraordinaire" at our nursery, but he was crucial for our U14s win over Mark's on Saturday. Well done Corey, our Laoch Na Seachtaine. Take a bow. Corey was ably-assisted by Man of the Match Reese Basnett with Craig Rooney and Conor Perkins. Training for the lads is Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm in Albert College. Our U15s also had a good win over Clontarf and have gym training on Tuesday at 7pm. Our U16s got back to winning ways against Castleknock, with CIan Fagan, David Drumgoole, Cillian Carrol and Sergei Runin to the fore. The lads now have the shield semi-final v Lucan in 2 weeks, a clash of the league's top 2. Speedy recovery to Cameron McCormack, who was recently injured in an accident. Our minors had a big win over Cuala on Friday. Carl Keeley, Kieron McDonnell and Paddy Small up front, Dean O'Brien and Ryan O'Leary in defence, controlling the game. The lads resume in the gym Wednesday week and have a league game v Na Fianna on Sunday 17th. Our Annual Golf Classic is in the K Club on the 28th August. Teams of 4 are €300, and there are also sponsorship opportunities. For more details, please visit our website, http://www.ballymunkickhams.com, where you can also link to our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Congratulations to Jim Gavin and the Dublin team on the NFL victory, and especially our numerous members involved in the team and squad. Comhgairdeas. Finally, the executive committee of the club, on behalf of our members and friends, would like to express deepest sympathies to Eamonn Donnelly and his family, on the recent passing of his mother. May she Rest In Peace.
CONGRATULATIONS to our U14 girls' team on reaching their Feile final following 4 wins on a very wet Saturday. They were narrowly defeated in Sunday's final by Na Fianna by 1 point at end of a very exciting game. An excellent squad effort with great performances from all the team. Well done to our U9 girls' teams, who played against O'Toole's with tremendous play from all the girls and in particular Hannah Gilroy and Sophie Goold. Hard luck to the U14 boys' footballers, beaten by Na Fianna with great performances by Calum Sheridan and Murray Pitcher. There will be a stone pick on the new pitch this Friday from 7pm with refreshments afterwards in the club for volunteers. All assistance greatly appreciated. There was no Lotto winner this week. The numbers were 2, 10, 24 & 28 and the Jackpot now stands at €8,750.
A MASSIVE congratulations to all players, mentors and everyone else involved in the Girls' Football Féile team, who were crowned Division 2 Champions at the weekend. After a great performance in the group stages in Skerries on Saturday and in the semi-final, the girls then finished the job in style against a tough Fingallians team in the final on Sunday. Photos from the weekend can be found on the website. Well done also to the senior hurlers, who got their Intermediate Championship campaign off to a winning start against Ballyboden last Saturday. Help is needed next weekend in Somerton from 7am to set-up for the Boys' Football Féile that the club is hosting this year. Please contact Philip Bohan at 087-2482480. Details of the Summer Camps are now on the website. 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 €2,600. The nursery is on every Saturday in Tir Na nOg at 10am, and all new players and families are welcome.
WE knew it wasn't going to be easy taking on the might of Ballyboden in the first round of the Junior Championship on Sunday and we were right. Both of our teams came in a distant second place against dominant, fitter, younger Ballyboden sides. Our first team made a solid start in a bright breezy and bumpy Ballycullen Park. We matched the early scores and may have been unlucky not to have a goal or two, but in a 15-minute spell before half-time, the scores rained down on us, leaving the contest out of reach. A creditable second-half fightback managed to salvage some pride, but didn't impact on the scoreboard. Over in Islandbridge, our second team had a similar experience, where again our inability to convert chances was in contrast to our visitors' speed and execution. We know the improvement to be made if we are to advance. Both teams have four more games each to qualify for their respective quarter-finals and final knockout stages. The next engagements of those Championship encounters set for the weekend of 16/17th May. Training resumes as usual on Wednesday evening in Islandbridge at 7pm. The last few members who have yet to pay their annual subscription should do so straight away.
THE club would like to send its deepest sympathies to the Ennis family on the sudden and untimely passing of Anthony Ennis this week. Anthony was a past player and a member of Clann Mhuire. On the playing pitch it was a mixed weekend. Ladies were beaten in mid-week by Parnell's in Cup and 1st team were beaten by Man-O-War in Cup on Saturday. St Peter's minors had a super win over Ballinteer St John's on Sunday morning. St Peter's U15 boys received a walkover, while St Peter's U13s had a great win over Na Fianna on a scoreline of 6-9 to 6-2. St Peter's U16 girls were narrowly beaten on Sunday by Fingal Ravens by 2 points. U11s had a good win over St Maur's. Best of luck to Brian Kiely and Rachel O'Brien on their wedding day this week. Make sure to check clannmhuire.ie for fixtures for the week ahead.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
CONGRATULATIONS to Clanns man, Declan Darcy, and his fellow Dublin selectors and management team for Dublin's National League Football title. Well done to our U14 girls' Feile team, who played brilliantly to reach the semi-final, where they were unfortunate to lose out to a good St Jude's team. Great credit is due to all the players and management on an excellent performance over the whole day. Credit, with a splash of sympathy, is also due to our U14 and U15 boys' football teams, both of whom came up marginally short in their matches this weekend. The U14s lost by a single goal to Clontarf in their Division 1 clash, while our U15s lost by an even slimmer two-point margin to a Templeogue/Synge Street. Still, both teams demonstrated that they are perfectly capable of turning things around in their coming fixtures. The following numbers drawn on the 20th April did not produce a winner for the Jackpot: 2, 5, 29 and 30. The Jackpot increases to €8,600. The club says a big 'thank you' to Orlaith Curran who, after a year or so with us, is travelling further afield to the likes of New Zealand and Hong Kong. She has been instrumental in much of the good work initiated during the last 12 months - including the Croke Park-sponsored 'Play to Stay' initiative and the 'Le Cheile' support programme for our team mentors and coaches. Our loss will be someone else's gain in that she will be promoting the GAA games ethos for the benefit of others.
OUR U16 footballers picked up their 2nd Team of the Week Award, following a pulsating extra-time victory over Kilmacud Crokes in the A Championship Shield, with Liam Ennis a brilliant man of the match. Well done to our 2 Feile girls teams, who reached the semi-final of their respective divisions. A great achievement by both teams. Well done to Paddy Smith, who starred at centre-half-back for the Dublin minor hurling team against Offaly in their first round Championship match. Also to Jack McCaffrey on his man of the match award for the Dubs in their National League win over Cork. Best wishes to our Feile hurling teams this coming weekend. Social footballers defeated St Maur's (4-4 to 0-13) in a great tussle on Friday night. Next up a trip to Kildare. There was no winner of our Club Lotto. The numbers drawn were 20-25-28-31. The weekly consolation winners were Tony O'Beirne and Teresa Cole. Next week's Jackpot is worth €8,000. www.clontarfgaa.com.
WELL done to each and every one of our performers in the Talent Showcase on Saturday night. You were top class. Thanks so much to everyone who worked on the production. A lot of hard work went on behind the scenes. A special thanks to David Lawless, Jon Hughes, Gill, Tim McLoughlin and Joan Mulligan, who pulled out all stops to get the stage and sound ready for the night. Well done to Lorraine Ann and the organising committee, you are all just brilliant. Great performances by juvenile teams over the weekend. Well done to the junior team in their great win against Brigid's. Hard luck to the intermediate team, losing out by 1 point to St Jude's. Fixtures: - Wednesday - U15s away to Good Counsel @ 7pm. Hurling Féile this weekend in Balheary @ 10.30am. Best of luck to all the lads. Minors home to Lucan @ 11am Sunday. We would like to pass on our condolences to John Mooney and the Mooney Family on the passing of John's mam Una. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. We are always looking for new players for all of our teams in the club. Anyone interested in joining our club, contact Peter Elliott on 086-8572569. Check out our website, 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 20th. Eleven Match 3 winners each receive €55. Numbers were 6, 10, 15 & 20. Next Monday's Jackpot will be €3,000. Senior hurlers had a great win in the Championship on Friday evening. Well done to all concerned. Junior hurlers lost their Championship game. Adult footballers play Oliver Plunkett's/ER in Martin Savage Park on Wednesday at 7pm. Well done to our 3 minor Hurlers on the Dublin team; Conor Ryan, Carl Sammon and Paul Kelly. Strictly Craobh is well under way and all the dancers are in full training mode. The official launch of the event took place on Sunday and tickets at €20 each are now on sale. The big day is Saturday 23rd May. The club has entered in a Gym Sharing arrangement with Crave Fitness and Dwayne Roche. Over the past few weeks, the gym has undergone a complete refurbishment. Dwayne will operate the gym for personal fitness programmes and will be available to members in the evenings for a nominal fee. Please note that you must be a fully paid member to use all the club facilities. The next meeting of the Executive Committee will be on Wednesday 6th May at 8pm.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
WELL done to the ladies team, who got a great win during the week against St Peregrine's. Next up for the ladies is a home game this coming Wednesday against Lucan. Hard luck to the U12 girls and U16 girls, who were beaten by stronger opposition over the weekend. There no winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers were 8, 13, and 19. 2 x €20 winners were Patricia Fields c/o Val and R Curtis c/o Pat. Next week's Jackpot is €300. Thanks for your continued support. 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. The Golf Classic is on the 29th of May, in the Dublin Mountain Golf Club. Contact Alan Murphy or the club's Facebook page for details. Training times for the upcoming week will be posted on Monday. Memberships are now overdue, please see your team manager for details. Congrats to the Dublin senior footballers, who won the National League. 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.
BIG thank you to Brenda and her helpers, who were bag-packing in Dunnes Stores in the Ashleaf on Friday and Saturday. This was another hugely-successful fundraiser for the club and was well-attended by juveniles and parents alike, so thanks to all those volunteers and Brenda, who made it such a successful day. At the last count, we had raised over €2,000. Hard luck to our senior hurlers, who were beaten in their opening Senior Hurling Championship game on Friday night in Lorcan O'Toole Park by a very-strong Ballyboden side, but their hopes of progressing are not over yet as they play St Jude's on the 14th May in Kiltipper at 7pm. The junior hurlers fared much better, beating Good Counsel on Sunday morning to move top of their Round Robin Group. Division 5 Footballers play O'Dwyers in Pearse Park at 7pm on Tuesday night. Our camogie girls are in action away to Kilmacud, also on Tuesday night at 7pm, and finally our ladies footballers play in the park on Wednesday night at 7.30pm. The 2015 Jim Boggan Cycle was launched recently and was attended by a large crowd. If you are interested in taking part in this year's event and raising some much-needed funds for the club while remembering a club legend, please contact a member of the Jim Boggan Committee. Club Lotto was not won and there were 4 Match 3 winners. The numbers drawn were 12-16-22-23. Next week's winning Jackpot will be €2,400. Club Shop now open every Thursday at 8-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park. Joker Poker was not won and next week's Jackpot will be €1,000. 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.
IT was a great Championship weekend for Cuala adult hurling with 3 wins & a walkover. The seniors beat Ballinteer by 7-16 to 1-10, while the Junior As and Ds both had wins over Oliver Plunkett's. Our other Junior D team had a walkover against Fingallians. The 2nd footballers play Garristown in Hyde Road on Tuesday in AFL5, while the AFL8 team take on Portobello in Shanganagh. On Wednesday, the senior footballers take on Fingal Ravens in Rolestown. All games throw in at 7pm and all support is welcome. The adult footballers are looking for peoples' unwanted toys/books and Bric-A-Brac for the May Fair Day on May 17th. Items can be dropped into the Cuala Hall between 9:30am-12pm from May 11th-16th. Congratulations to Michael Fitzsimons and the Dublin senior footballers, who completed an historic 3 League titles in-a-row last Sunday. The U14 girls made history on Saturday when fielding two teams from Cuala for the first in the AIG Dublin Féile Peil. Our Division One side lost out on a semi-final spot in the last kick of the group phase, and exited early despite winning two matches in the group stage and completing two-and-a-half full games without conceding a single point. The Bs were also out of luck, but it was a great weekend for a great bunch of players. The U14 camogie team host Féile Champions Ballyboden St Enda's in a Division 1 League match at Meadowvale on Thursday night. Congratulations to our U11 girls, who won a hard-fought league match against Oliver Plunkett's, 3-6 to 3-5 on Saturday. The Lotto Jackpot is now €3,800. This week's €50 Lucky Dip winners were Linda Gibson, Donal Murphy and Pip Connolly. Get your tickets for this week's draw at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto.
ERIN GO BRAGH
WELL done to the dancers and organisers of our joint fundraising event with Colaiste Pobail Setanta. Thanks to The Paddocks, Passion and A Nu U, Kevin Rowe, Westmanstown and Natasha Flood. We hope everyone who went had a great 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. Well done to all our underage teams at the weekend. Our U12 hurlers had a great win, hard luck to our U13 footballers. Well done to our U9 girls' football team. Hard luck to our ladies football Feile team, who just missed out on a semi-final spot. Hard luck to our junior campfire team, who lost to Kevin's. Our ladies football & camogie teams are looking for players. Gaelic4mothers and others continues Tuesdays, 9pm-10pm at Ongar Community Centre. Call Ciara, 087-9147154. Anyone interested in playing football can call Pat, 087-7642155. Their next game is on Sunday against St Peregrine's on Thursday. Our hurlers got their Championship campaign off to a good start with a win over St Jude's. Anyone interested in playing hurling can call Karl, 087-2352074. There was no winner of our weekly Lotto. Numbers drawn were 4, 10, 13 & 27. Next week's Jackpot is €1,300. Tickets on sale at training, in The Paddocks, The Vineyard, The Grasshopper & The Strawberry Hall.
WELL done to the U14 girls on reaching their Féile final at the weekend. Unfortunately they were beaten in the final, but performed great over the entire Tournament. Well done to Tony Cashell and the rest of the crew. Senior hurlers lost out by a point to Raheny in St Anne's Park. Good performances by Senior Championship debutants Ed Williams, Ger Dunne and Jamie Philips. A depleted junior hurling team lost to Liffey Gaels in first game of Championship on Sunday morning. Fixtures this week. Tuesday: Inter Footballers v Sylvester's in Broomfield at 7pm. Senior Camogie v Naomh Mearnóg, away at 7. Junior Camogie v Craobh Chiarain in Clonshaugh. Wednesday: Senior Footballers v Round Towers (Clondalkin), Monastery Road at 7pm. Ladies Football Division 6 v Parnell's in club at 7pm. Division 9 v St Jude's away. Thursday: Inter Camogie v Raheny at home. Junior Footballers v St Monica's in Edenmore at 7:30pm. Friday: Minor Hurlers play Sylvester's in club at 7:15pm. Memberships are now overdue. New members must pay before playing or training. Yvonne Berigan (086-0790924) will be in Juvenile Room on Saturday from 11am-1pm for further info. 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 4-12-15-19 and bonus number was 5. Next week's Jackpot is €5,000. If you have anything for the club notes, please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
A great weekend for adult hurling. Seniors, despite a shaky start, came storming back to earn a well-deserved draw with Lucan Sarsfields. Great defending by Scott Murphy and Sean McCann and a star performance from Chris Bennett (3-8) contributed to a brilliant revival. Junior As had a fine win over St Finian's (Swords). This was a great team performance, but Benny Cahill, John Hanney and David Lysaght deserve special mention. Well done to all. Senior 3 camogie had a good win over Thomas Davis in the league. Next up is Portobello on Tuesday night in Phoenix Park. Congratulations to Ciaran Brady, Jack McVeigh and the young Dubs, who had a convincing win over Offaly in the Minor Championship on Saturday. 3K Walk/Run/Cycle, despite damp conditions, was very well-attended on Saturday evening. Golf Society: Next outing in Roganstown, Saturday 23rd May. Contact Gus Brennan for further details at 087-2226180. New members always welcome. Deepest sympathy is extended to Art and Donal O'Maolfabhail on the death of Mairead last week. Ar dheis De go raibh si. The club is running a "History of Faughs" competition for primary school children in conjunction with local schools. Closing date for entries is 30th April. Further details on Faughs.ie. Thanks to all teachers for their support. Keen young journalists of the future will be seen interviewing members over the next few weeks. Please help where you can. Twenty Questions in the Members' Bar every Wednesday. All welcome to come along. No cover charge. Table Quiz in aid of U10 hurlers on Saturday 16th May @ 8p.m in the clubhouse. Please come along and support. Club Lotto - Numbers: 7, 8, 17 and 25. No winner. Next week's Jackpot will be €11,600.
CONGRATULATIONS to Darren Daly & Dublin on winning the Division 1 league. Last week's results: Our ladies team had a great 10 point win over Lucan Sarsfields in the league last Wednesday. Well done to our girls' U14, who competed in last weekend's Feile - thanks to all mentors and supporters on the day. Our club shop has reopened. The shop will be open for most home fixtures, so please drop in. We are holding a fundraising Table Quiz in Kettle's Lounge on Thursday April 30th. To reserve a table, please text Lisa on 085-7300934 with your name and team name. If you can help source spot prizes for the night please let us know. The deadline for memberships for 2015 has now passed (March 31st). Any player who has not paid membership will be unable to train or play games until membership has been received. If anyone has any queries, please contact Lisa on phone: 085-7300934. Please note that membership can 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. Closing date for receipt of all entries is the 30th of April 2015. Please note that our Summer Camp will take place from June 29th-July 3rd. Club members, please note that dogs are no longer allowed at the pitches - we appreciate your support with this request. The club would like to send condolences to our Club Registrar Ann Convery on the recent passing of her mother Kay. RIP. Lotto results: There was no winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 1, 19, 25 & 39. €20 to Pat McDonagh, PC & Kiddo & Carol O'Flaherty. Next week's Jackpot is €14,194.
THE Strategic Committee would like to thank all the members who attended their workshop on Monday evening. An update on the evening will follow in due course and results will be available to members. Well done to our U14 ladies on their performances at Féile 2015 v Ballinteer St John's, Ballyboden St Enda's, Clontarf & Castleknock. The girls made it all the way to the final on Sunday morning. The squad would like to thank their sponsors, the wonderful host club Skerries & their supporters. Congratulations to Paul Flynn and the Dublin squad on their 3rd League Football title in-a-row with victory over Cork on Sunday afternoon. Football Championship Update: Intermediate Championship - Fingallians v Naomh Fionnbarra on 9th May in The Naul @ 5.30pm; Junior B Championship - Fingallians v Wanderers on 10th May at home @ 11am & Junior D Championship - Fingallians v Raheny on 10th May at home @ 3pm. Tickets are now available for the draw in aid of the pitch maintenance. The draw will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday (31st May 2015). There will be 10 prizes from €1,000-€50. The next outing for our Golf Society will be Friday afternoon, 8th May, in Bellewstown Golf Club. Comhghairdeas linn. On Sunday 26th, we received a presentation at Páirc an Chrócaigh from new Uachtarán, Aogán Ó Feargail, for being the most supportive club in Leinster of the Irish language. Leanaigí ar aghaidh leis an sár-obair. Due to interest from our members, the club's recycling drive will take place again for the next 3 weeks. This is a source of income for the club and a great facility for the members. Please drop all bags into the club any evening or Saturday morning. Items required are: Unwanted clothes, bedlinen, towels, shoes, bags & soft toys. No household items.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
WELL done to our minor hurlers on a good start to their Leinster campaign with a win over Offaly. We had some very good and close Club Championship games over the weekend. We are open for new members to sign up and join Fodh. 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, Games Office, St Vincent's CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11. We are now planning for our 10th Annual Golf Classic at Castlewarden Golf and Country Club on Thursday May 21st. The format is a 4 person scramble and the cost of a team is €300. Tee-boxes can be sponsored for €200. The timesheet is now open and call Michael at 087-2331983 to book a slot or sponsor a tee-box. The best GAA club team will get a special prize of a €500 sports voucher from Peter Curran. Any GAA club that enters a team will get a tee-box sponsorship from Friends of Dublin Hurling for their own Club Classic.
LADIES the only adult team in action last week, with a convincing 7-6 to 2-6 win away in the Cup at Ballyboden St Enda's. Back to the league this week with home game against Naomh Mearnog on Wednesday evening in Westmanstown, starting at 7.30pm. Intermediates and juniors are both away this week in the league, with juniors first up on Tuesday evening at Robert Emmet's. Throw-in at 7pm. On Wednesday evening, intermediates travel to Swords to take on Fingallians in Division 3 fixture. Also starting at 7pm. A busy and exciting week for Westmanstown Gaels, especially for our U13 girls, as we hosted one of the group Feile competitions. We welcomed seven other teams on an extremely wet Saturday morning, but the standard of football brightened the day for all who were present and our girls put in brilliant performances under the guidance of Donal and Darren. They reached the semi-final, where they were unfortunately outscored by a strong Garristown side, who went on to be crowned champions. Huge congratulations to all our girls, who did themselves and the club proud and a big thank you to all the volunteers who made the day the success it was. U8 girls played a series of very competitive GO Games at home against Skerries Harps on Sunday morning. A great turnout from both clubs matched the weather and both teams left the pitches tired happy and ready for Sunday lunch. Some great skills on display and well done to parents, mentors and all who support the kids. Our U8 boys had a hurling game away to St Kevin's on Saturday. The weather made for extremely difficult conditions, but the boys strived to show their skills. We are looking forward to the next outing.
HUGE congratulations to our U14 girls' Feile team, who won the Division 7 AIG Feile at the weekend. In the final, they beat Naomh Olaf by 3 points after extra-time. It was a marvellous display of football from all players. Well done also to the mentors involved. It was great to see our U6s and U7s brave the elements on Saturday morning. A great display by all the players and well done to all the mentors involved with this group. Congratulations to our U14 boys, who beat St Vincent's on Saturday. Well done to our Thomas Ashe team, who beat O'Toole's in the league on Sunday. Juvenile training continues on Tuesday evenings from 6pm. New members, adult and juvenile, are always welcome to join our club. Our adult men's team have a league game v Cuala on Tuesday April 28 at 7pm in Hyde Park. All support is welcome. Lotto results for last week: Numbers - 11, 19, 32 & 39. No winner. €20 Winners: Niall McGloughlin, Pat Hughes and Phylis Mangan. Seller: Ollie. Next week's Jackpot is: €800. Please play our Club Lotto. Tickets are available from any Lotto committee member, Gough's shop and Gormley's Pub. Our Annual Golf Classic will take place on June 14 at Swords Open, contact 087-2462992 to get your tee time. Everyone is welcome to play in this competition, so get your teams together. Garristown GFC would like to express our sincere condolences to the Ennis family on the sudden death of Anthony Ennis.
HARD luck to the adult hurlers, who lost to Crumlin at the weekend, 5-15 to 0-15. Also hard luck to the U16 footballers, who lost out by three points at the weekend. U15 Division 1 camogie team had a fantastic win over Lucan at the weekend to continue their unbeaten run in the league. U16 Division 1 camogie team are also unbeaten after a fine win over St Vincent's on Saturday. On Tuesday, Senior 2 camogie play St Jude's and on Thursday Senior 5 camogie play Cuala. Both games are at home, please support. All club members will be receiving information regarding Strictly Come Dancing fundraising this week. Please give your full support. Next juvenile meeting is Friday 8th May at 7.15pm. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 9-11-25. Next week's Jackpot is €5,200. Registration is overdue; please pay your subs as soon as possible. Bingo continues on Wednesdays in the club at 8.30pm. Texas Hold'em is on Fridays at 9pm. Button accordion and concertina lessons are on Mondays at 8pm and set-dancing is on Mondays from 7.30pm.
FOOTBALLERS away to Kilmacud Crokes, Tuesday 28th. Throw-in @7pm. Training Thursday @ 7.30pm. Bowls team would like to invite new members, please contact the club for details. Pitch and Putt every Sunday morning. Tee time: 10.30am. New members welcome. Please contact John Preston @ 087-8270265 for details. Pool fixtures for this week: Innisfails Red away to Naomh Barrog Tuesday 28th and Innisfails Blue away to Parnell's, also Tuesday 28th. Golf Outing results from last Saturday; 1st Adrian Joyce, 2nd Noel Kelly, 3rd Mark Osbourne and 4th Gary Carthy. NTP: Adrian Joyce. No winner of the €5,000 Lotto this week. Numbers were 5-7-13-24. Also, no winner of the €3,700. Numbers were 2-12-19-22. Winners of the €20 lucky dip were James Caul, Paul Philips and John Gannon. Thank you for your support. Magic congratulations to Mark Osbourne on winning the Magic six. This will now re-commence on Wed 6th May. Bingo with Ivan every Wednesday night. New adult & juvenile players welcome. Contact Christy Breen @ 086-3886506 or the club for details.
HARD luck to both adult teams, who lost their Championship first round matches last weekend. The juniors were very unlucky against St Brigid's. Next Adult Championship matches are May 16th & 17th. Well done to all the juvenile teams & mentors who fielded last Saturday in very bad weather conditions. The U14s are playing in the Feile competition this weekend. Playing in Clanna Gael's pitch, Ringsend. Saturday starting at 10.30am. All support welcome. U14s are playing St Peregrine's in Liffey Park, Tuesday at 7pm. U16s are playing Ballyboden, Tuesday 28th in Ballycullen at 7pm. Senior 7 camogie team are playing Na Gael Oga in Dolphin, Tuesday at 7pm. Senior 4 camogie team are playing Jude's in Dolphin, Thursday 30th at 7pm. Minor hurlers playing Bray Emmets in Dolphin Sunday at 11am. All support welcome. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. It is 4 numbers now, €3,000. Last night's draw, Monday 27th April, 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. 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 ABC Nursery is off this Bank Holiday weekend. Everyone enjoy the break and we hope to see you all back the following 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.
SOME great wins were had over the weekend, so congratulations to all involved. Especially to our adult hurling team, who had a 10 point win in their first round of the Championship. A great night was had on Friday at the fundraiser for the Feile team. Thank you to all who supported the team. We want to wish the Feile team and their mentors the best of luck in the run up to the Feile this week. The Club Bar have reduced its prices. All Lagers are now only €4, Guinness is only €3.80 and 3 bottles of Coors is only €10. The bar is key to keeping and maintaining our facilities, so we ask that you support the Bar whenever you can. Remember it's always open for all the big matches and all family members and friends are welcome. The Lotto is now at €5,000. Tickets are available in club bar or parents' room. The draw takes place every Tuesday night, so your support is really appreciated.
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+. Well done to our Girls' Football Feile Team, who reached the Division 1 semi-final over the weekend. This weekend it is the turn of the hurlers in Feile action. All support welcomed. There will be a fully supervised 5th and 6th Class Disco this Friday May 1st. Doors open 7:30pm. Tickets for our premium seat draw are on sale from any Executive member. Some recent winners include Pat O'Keeffe, who was over the moon about sitting up on the Premium Level for football semi-finals. Eiven Shanahan was less impressed with Division 3 & 4 Finals. Mattie McCabe pinched the Division 1 & 2 Finals, & with his support, Rossies powered to victory. Dubs too. The next Lucan Sarsfields Bingo Night takes place Wednesday April 29th at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. Eyes down. Clairvoyant Bernie Stokes will appear at the club on June 13th. Tickets on sale every Tuesday and Thursday at the bar, 7:30pm. Have you got what it takes to beat The Kube? If so, keep Friday 5th June free and contact the organising committee on 087-4650729 to register your interest. 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, 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 €15,500 Lotto draw. Numbers were 14-15-16-28. This week's Jackpot is €16,000. The Sign Lab are sponsoring with Colette Condon's team in charge.
THANKS to everyone who helped out today at the AIG Feile. The club were very proud to be one of the host clubs and to welcome Raheny, O'Toole's, Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh, Naomh Barrog, Erin's Isle, Kilmacud Crokes and St Peregrine's to our facility. Special thanks to the organisers and everyone who donated their time to helping out. Thanks to all who supplied food and baked goodies today. The bad weather certainly didn't dampen the spirits on what was a wonderful event for our club and ladies football. Our ladies bowed out at the semi-final stage when they lost out to Erin's Isle. Photos available on our Facebook page. The men's first team played a cup game on Saturday evening at home with Clann Mhuire. The lads came out on the winning side in what was a good local derby. Ladies first team lost at home to St Maur's in the cup on Wednesday. Ladies 2nd team had a home win over St Brendan's in the league. Ladies 1sts are home to Clontarf in the league on Wednesday. Ladies 2nds are home to Garda/Westmanstown Gaels also. U16 Boys' Shield Championship game was called off. Well done to our U12 girls. Lead by Sorcha Murphy, captain for the day. Fabulous display for first game by our girls. Big thanks to Skerries Harps for the match. And all those who hung around for the rain & hailstones.
FAIR play to all the children who turned up to our Nursery and U8s training on Saturday morning, even though the weather wasn't the best. It shows true dedication. If you have a child who wants to come along to our nursery or join our U8s team, training takes place every Saturday morning from 10am in the Racecourse Park. All it costs is €2 and fun is guaranteed. New players always welcome.
CONGRATS to Jonny, Tomás and Dublin senior footballers on their NFL1 final win against Cork on Sunday, claiming a historic three in-a-row of league titles. Congrats also to Dublin's minor hurlers, captained by Na Fianna's Eoin Skelly on their Championship win against Offaly on Saturday. Great weekend for our U14 ladies footballers in Féile. Both teams played their hearts out on Saturday, with our Bs progressing to win Division 6 final on Sunday in O'Toole Park. Thanks to all who supported the girls all weekend and to all the girls who represented Na Fianna with pride. Maith sibh. Hard luck to senior and inter hurlers in Championship over weekend. Good win for Junior 1 hurlers and Junior 2s were unlucky. Minor A footballers lost out to St Brigid's and Bs drew against St Peregrine's. Adult Camogie this Tuesday night 7pm; Senior 1s play Plunkett's in Mobhi Road and Senior 6s are away to Round Towers Clondalkin. Both junior football teams play away at 7pm; As travel to Lusk to play Round Towers and Cs are in Silverpark against Kilmacud Crokes. Senior and inter footballers are away on Wednesday at 7pm, with seniors playing St Brigid's in Russell Park and inters against Whitehall in Cloghran. Senior 3 Camogie team play Naomh Fionnbarra in John Paul Park on Thursday at 7pm. Féile hurling on Saturday, with As in Somerton and Bs in Thomastown. All three minor hurling teams are away on Sunday at 11am. As play St Vincent's, Bs play Naomh Olaf and Cs play Cuala. Best of luck to all teams, support welcome. Na Fianna Senior Footballers' Golf Classic Friday May 22nd in Donabate Golf Club, details from organising committee. Sincere sympathies are extended to the Maher family on the recent passing of Gerry. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
THE Annual Golf Classic will take place on Friday the 31st of July in St Anne's Golf Club. €300 for a team of four. Contact Andy Cassidy, 087-2614849, to enter your team. Mentors' Meeting this Wednesday at 9PM. Mini-leagues this Saturday. The club are running the All-Ireland Final ticket draw again this year. Top prize is two tickets to the All-Ireland Final and a stay in the Clontarf Castle Hotel. Cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd. Tickets cost €10. These are available behind the bar or from Ciaran Kenny, 087-6725457. The Bingo night was a massive success. A big thanks to Amanda Tierney and her dad Jimmy, Ciaran Kenny, Tony Canning and Graham Ward. We hope to be running the Bingo Night again on Friday the 29th of May. The legendary Laurie Hartz is playing in Barróg on Friday the 15th of May. Barróg are hosting their Annual Comedy Night on Friday 5th June. Hard luck to the Minor B team, who were beaten by a last-minute goal. Well done to Eamonn White, who scored 1-9. Well done to the U15 football team, who beat O'Toole's 2-13 to 2-11 on Sunday morning. Goals at the start of the game from Sam Leggett (1-3) and later on in the second-half from Jack Sheeran, secured a 2-point win. Hard luck to the Girls' Feile team at the weekend. Best of luck to U14 boys, who are playing in the Hurling Feile this weekend. Barróg are hosting the Feile this year. Please contact Joe Forbes, 086-8935768, if you would like to volunteer. The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the family of Helen Whelan of Roseglen, Avenue who passed away on Sunday. Helen's daughter Erica plays for our U14 football team. Ar dheis De go raibh anam dhilis.
GOOD weekend for results. Our senior hurlers began their Championship trail with a win over St Peregrine's on Saturday night in the "Bogies". It was a very close game with the lead changing hands on a number of occasions and it could have gone either way right up to final whistle, but a win is a win and I am sure the lads are happy to have the points under their belts. Our third junior hurling team also had a win over St Patrick's Donabate in their Championship tie. Our minor footballers continued on their winning streak with a 4-11 to 2-9 win over Templeogue/Synge Street. Well done to all concerned. On the juvenile scene, there were great wins for our U8, U11, U12, U13 and U15 teams. Well done to you all lads. Upcoming fixture this week; inter footballers away to Brigid's on Wednesday night, 7pm. All support welcome. Anyone interested in helping with the festival week are asked to leave their names with Niall Brady. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the foundation of our club and we really want every member to join in and make it a memorable one. So come along and get involved. Music in club every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. We would like to congratulate the Dublin senior footballers on winning the National League for the third time in-a-row. This week's Club Lotto numbers are 12-18-19 Bonus Ball: 3.
CLUB AGM Wednesday 29 April, 8.30pm. All members, players should attend. There will be a Disco in St Maur's on Friday 1st May from 7.30pm-9.30pm to raise funds for the U12 and U13 girls' footballers. The disco is open for all boys and girls in 5th/6th Class and First Year. Well done to Olivia Leonard and the Dublin ladies, who took on Galway in the NFL semi-final on Sunday in St Loman's, Mullingar. Congrats to Eoghan Conroy, who put in a big performance in the Leinster MHC with a final score of Dublin 2-17, Offaly 0-13. Eoghan Conroy, 2nd half sub. Huge difference. Our ladies footballers played away v Man-O-War in the league with a final score 1-11 to 1-8. Maur's adult hurlers won out by a point to Ballinteer St John's at home, Sunday in the Championship, with a score of 1-10 to 0-12. St Maur's Gaelic for Mothers & Others were back in action today with a hard-fought battle against St John Bosco's of Newry. The game ended in a draw, 3-2 to 2-5. St Maur's G4DS&O were narrowly beaten last night away to Clontarf, 4-4 to 0-13. Maur's U18 ladies footballers won out against Castleknock away with a score of 12-13 to 0-1. Maur's U16 Footballers lost out away to Round Towers Clondalkin, 3-12 to 4-7 in the B Shield. Good win for U16 hurlers, Maur's 4-16 Good Counsel 2-8. Maur's U15 footballers lost out by a point to Kilmacud Crokes at home on Saturday. Maur's U12 hurlers lost out away to Sylvester's. Well done to all the St Maur's U11 footballers, who braved the cold on Saturday for the game against Clann Mhuire. A tough group of lads, who got stuck in against a strong Naul team to grind out a 4-7 to 3-5 win.
WELL done to our Ladies Football Féile team, who reached the semi-final on Saturday. Thank you to all who helped run the event. Next Saturday, we host the Hurling Féile. Good luck to all. Well done to our senior hurlers, who got their Championship campaign of to an impressive start with a good win over Lucan. Our senior camogie girls defeated Oliver Plunkett's and play again at home tonight (Tuesday). Our U16 footballers put in a mighty effort in the Championship quarter-final, only to lose by 2 points to Ballyboden. Our footballers are back in action, with the AFL5 team at home (also tonight Tuesday) and the seniors are away to Clontarf on Wednesday. Well done to Cian Hendricken, who was on the Dublin minor hurling team that defeated Offaly and to Shane Carthy who was in the Dublin senior football squad that won the league. The club is running an "Operation Transformation" health and fitness programme commencing on the 6th of May. If you would like to take part, please text 087-1205440. Our successful U21 footballers were presented with their medals on Saturday night in a nice ceremony in the club. Well done lads. Matches for all codes are coming thick and fast now. So watch the fixture lists and come along and support your teams.
IN the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday evening against St Vincent's, Naomh Olaf were unlucky to be defeated by one point. Final score: Naomh Olaf 1-11, St Vincent's 0-15. Hard luck to Ciaran Foley & Cian McDaid, part of the Dublin Colleges team who were beaten by a very strong Kilkenny team in Carlow on Thursday April 23. Both lads played really well and were great representatives of Naomh Olaf, but it wasn't to be Dublin's day. Final score: St Kieran's Kilkenny 4-18, Dublin South 1-16. Congratulations to Eoin Foley and the Dublin minor hurlers, who beat Offaly on Saturday in the Leinster Championship clash in Parnell Park. Dublin 2-17, Offaly 0-13. The Dubs now progress to the Leinster semi-final, and a draw will be taking place to see who they will meet in this. Senior footballers won their challenge match against Ballinteer St John's on Friday night. Hard luck to the senior ladies, defeated by Whitehall Colmcille on Wednesday night. Naomh Olaf 2-10, Whitehall Colmcille 5-10. A hard-fought match. Our Division 2 team got off to a great start again Craobh Chiarain at home on Sunday morning with an early goal and by half-time, the score was level at 1-2 to 0-5. However, a more experienced and physically stronger opposition pulled ahead in the second half, winning eventually by 5 points. Final score: Naomh Olaf 3-3, Craobh Chiarain 2-11. U17 ladies footballers played a tough match Monday night, winning by one point away against Erin Go Bragh. Congratulations to the U16 boys' footballers - a 4-point win over Thomas Davis on Saturday sees them in the Championship semi-finals. A great home win on Sunday morning for the U15 boys' football, coming back from 4 points down against Erin's Isle to win in the end by 3 points.
FIRST team play Crumlin away in the league on Tuesday 28th April at 7pm. Match reports to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday afternoon to be included in club notes. O'Dwyers GAA and Balbriggan Rugby Club present 'The Cube', sponsored by The Morarity Group, which will take place this Friday 1st May in the Wright Venue. Tickets are now on sale @ €20 each, and are available from committee members/participants. Tickets are also available online, see our Facebook page for details. Skills Camp is on the pitch on Saturday morning 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. 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 on 13th April were 10-11-15. This week's Jackpot on Monday 27th April will be €2,702.
OUR adult girls played superbly last Wednesday night, culminating in a cup win over Portobello. The girls are looking and playing great this season. Our Junior F hurling team had another magnificent Championship win on Sunday v O'Dwyers. That's three for three now, roll on the next game. Our U14 footballers travelled to locals Naomh Barrog for their league win. A draw wasn't representative of the tremendous work our senior hurlers put into their Championship match against St Brigid's last Friday night. Our lads played and scored with gusto. O'Toole's junior hurlers had an outstanding game and an away win in the Championship on Sunday. It was an immense team effort by these young men. Bravo our U11 hurlers, who were in fine scoring form when they played great games on Saturday. Following a cancelled game on Saturday, our U9s are training for their Hurling Blitz this Friday at 6:45pm, so bring the family along to watch our little Larriers. Féile was great experience for our U13 girls who, although didn't win, competed well and enjoyed the games. This is a team to watch next year, when they participate in their own age group. Kelly & Lorraine thank everyone that donated and spent for the Annual Temple Street Cake Sale. Lots of money raised for a worthy cause. Bank Holiday weekend in our lounge, Saturday night its 'Halo'. Sunday music, 6pm-8pm, and the ever-popular 'Rattling Kind' play 10pm-late. Sunday bar opening 1pm for early screened match. There was no winner of our Lotto draw. The numbers were 2, 8, 15 & 21. This week's Jackpot is €2,700.
GREAT win on Saturday v Clanna Gael for the U13 footballers on a fantastic scoreline of 10-8 to 4-2. The lads played some great football in a great team performance. Special mention must go to Harry Gardner, Matthew Taffe, Jamie O'Hanlon and man of the match Eric Grant, who covered every blade of grass over the hour. Well done lads and keep up the good work. Super win also on Saturday for the U12s hurlers v Ballinteer St John's, where all players played their part. Hard luck to our U15 footballers, who lost their unbeaten record to a previously beaten Thomas Davis. They still remain top with 6 to go. Brilliant displays from Scott Redmond and Liam Fay nearly got them over the line. Senior hurlers were beaten by Setanta in first round of Championship. Hard luck lads. Senior footballers face St Jude's on Wednesday at 7pm away. Inters are at home in Chanel at 7pm on Wednesday, also vs St Vincent's. Congrats to Carl Sammon and the Dublin minor hurlers on their win over Offaly on Saturday. Special congrats to Carl on his performance. Thanks to Skerries Harps for hosting a fantastic Feile at the weekend. Lotto numbers for April 20 were 9-17-19-20 and the bonus was 14. There was no winner and 6 people had 3 numbers. Jackpot for April 27 is €5,900. Bingo every Monday night in the function room - eyes down at 8.30pm. Great entertainment planned throughout the month of May in the bar with Dublin's top party bands.
CLUB Shop is now open on Thursday evening 8pm-9pm, but will be closed this Saturday due to Bank Holiday. Ogra is also not on due to Bank Holiday. Congratulations to our Brian Fenton and the Dublin senior footballers on a fantastic win over Cork on Sunday. Thank you to Brian Fenton, who came down to wish our Feile girls well as the two teams went their separate ways to the competitions. We would like to thank Man-O-War and Westmanstown for being excellent hosts to our girls. Well done to our hurlers, who clocked up a win in the IHC; Raheny 1-8 v 0-10 Erin's Isle. Our minor footballers had a brilliant performance on Sunday morning against Crokes. Raheny 3-9 v 1-8 Kilmacud. Great win for our Junior B hurlers in the Championship, Raheny 5-8 v 1-7 Whitehall. All our upcoming matches are posted at the bottom of our webpage. Please support when you can. Our senior footballers have a busy week with a league match against Ballyboden on Wednesday at 7pm on pitch 9 and their fundraiser cycle this Saturday. Meeting at club at 10.30am and leaving 11am to cycle to Dalkey and back to the club. Our U8 girls had a bit of a journey on Saturday, where 20 of them travelled out to Rush. It was their second football match of the year and they played their socks off. We are always looking for new players to join and no experience is necessary. Any girls born in 2007 or 2008 and would like to play either camogie or football or both, please contact PRO Alison 086-2909022 for more details. U12 FL Division 2; Raheny 4-7 v 0-5 Naomh Olaf. Full match details are in our club notes on our website www.raheny.gaa.ie.
RANELAGH Gaels men's team are in action this evening - playing Kilmacud Crokes in AFL Division 8 at Silverpark. Then tomorrow, it's the ladies turn - they take on Foxrock-Cabinteely in the Cup. Both sides come into their games on the back of good mid-week wins last week and will be hoping to keep their momentum rolling. The next draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto takes place on Thursday, April 30 in The Tap House, when the top prize will be an impressive €2,400. 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays in Wesley College Ballinteer (7.45pm). The ladies team also train on the all-weather pitch in UCD on Mondays at 7.45pm. 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 are 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).
FULL steam ahead for our Kube fundraiser on Saturday 9th May. Tickets for the night are now available at a cost of €15. There will be a full bar on the night and great craic guaranteed. Tickets can be obtained from any team mentor or committee member. We will be around at training and matches throughout the week with the tickets. If you have not already done so, can you please sponsor a Kube contestant. Any contribution big or small would be appreciated. Anne Moyston is representing the Nursery and she tells me that she is in it to win it. Paddy Condron's backroom team is reporting that he is training hard. Donal Devoy is quietly confident. Come on and get behind us for this event. Well done to our adult team on a fine win over Ballinteer last Wednesday and to our U12 boys on maintaining their unbeaten run with a fine victory over Ballyboden.
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WELL done to all involved in the hosting of the AIG Girls Football Féile that took place in Moyle Park on Saturday. It was an excellent success and thank you to all who organised and supported. Pictures are available to view on our website. Our attention now turns to hosting Hurling Féile next Saturday. That will again take place in Moyle Park. In weekend action, our senior hurlers beat Whitehall Colmcille in Senior B Championship and minor footballers were beaten in league by Ballyboden. There are mid-week games this week, with our senior, intermediate and junior footballers in action. Visit the club website to see the fixture listings. Juvenile teams are also in mid-week action and again listed on site. Well done to Riona McTavish, who was on Dublin Ladies U16 football team that defeated Offaly in Leinster Championship. Anyone interested in assisting with the coaching and mentoring of our Senior Ladies Camogie team? Assistance is required and if you can help please contact Ciara at 085-1633323. Round Tower Lotto draw 20th April. Numbers drawn: 8-12-19-26 bonus ball: 18. 3 x €100 winners: Martina Lyons, Kate Clarke & Raymond Darcy. Jackpot next week, €7,200. Play the Club Lotto online at www.roundtower.ie and support this very important club fundraiser. Can you spare two hours a month to support the Lotto? Sellers required for the Mill Shopping Centre. Tickets sold Saturdays between 10am-4pm. If you are in a position to support, please contact Gerry at 085-1743758 or Jessica at 087-2806273. Round Tower GAA Club presents a Night at the Dogs 2015 on Friday 15th May at Harold's Cross. Ticket priced at €10, including admission and transport to and from races. U14s go free. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Jimmy at 087-7453478. The next Kids' Disco will take place 8th May.
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WELL done to everyone who came out in support of our Adult Hurlers Duathlon on such a wet Saturday afternoon. The Lusk Athletics members made the 5K run/20K cycle/5K run look terribly easy with Darren Ryan the first man home for each section. Well done Darren. David Power expressed his thanks to everyone who supported or helped on the day. 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 €2 cost. 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. All club gear can be ordered online on our website, www.roundtowerslusk.ie. There was no winner of our Lotto this week; numbers drawn were 15-22-25-28. €50 went to B Ganley, while €25 went to Anne & Monica and Neil Mc. Next Jackpot stands at €5,800. Bingo continues each Monday night at 8:30pm with a book costing €12. Our U10 Hurlers travelled to Westmanstown Gaels and played a fine game in appalling conditions. With every man giving 100% on every section of the pitch, good teamwork and great skills on display ensured our boys had a good win. Well done to everyone. Our U12 hurlers were unfortunately beaten by Lucan Sarsfields 2 on Saturday morning. U14 Round Towers (2-8), Raheny (5-9). U16 Hurling League: Round Towers (2-7), Craobh Chiarain (5-14). U16 B Championship: Raheny (4-14), Round Towers (0-4). Minor Ladies League Semi-Final: Man-O-War (5-8), Round Towers (4-5). Senior Ladies League: Clanna Gael Fontenoy (6-10), Round Towers (2-6). Junior F Hurling Championship: Kilmacud Crokes (9-18), Round Towers (2-5).
LA stairiúil a bhí againn ar an Déardaoin seo caite nuair a d'éirigh linn an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar Chumann Parnell sa chéad babhta den Chraobh A. Beidh briseadh againn anois ar feadh tamall go dtí an gcéad cluiche eile in aghaidh Naomh Uinsionn. Theip ar na Sóisir sa Chraobh D in aghaidh Na Fianna ar an Domhnach. Bhí bua chuimsitheach ag Na Fianna agus foireann breá laidir a bhí acu. Bhí bua an-mhaith ag na gcailíní U16 in aghaidh BSJ ar an Satharn. Cuireadh an droch-aimsir deireadh leis na cluichí i gcomhair na daoine óga ar an Satharn. Beidh na Mionúr ag imirt as baile in aghaidh Tomás Dáibhis ar an Domhnach seo chugainn. Comhhghairdeas le peileadóirí Na Dubs agus go háirithe le Philly McMahon as ucht an bua iontach a bhí acu in aghaidh na Corcaíoch sa Chraobhcluiche den Sraith náisiúnta ar an Domhnach.
THE Juvenile Academy is in action every Saturday at 10am in Shanganagh Castle. 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. The club Summer Camp will take place from 6th-10th July at a cost €45 per member, €50 per non-member with €5 reduction for siblings. Training for both boys and girls teams is on Wednesday evening at 7pm and Saturday morning at 10am. All in Shanganagh Castle, when there is no match. Boys play St Sylvester's away on Saturday morning. There was no winner of our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a Jackpot of €2,300. The €50 prize went to John Tracy. Next match for the adult team is against Ballyfermot De La Salle at 7pm this Thursday in Shanganagh Cliffs. Training will be re-scheduled for the coming weeks. If you would like to join the team, please contact Damien 085-2327359 or any club member. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
BIG occasion in Skerries Harps history coming up on Sunday 3rd May with the Official Opening of the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse will be officially opened by An Uachtaran Cumann Luthchleas Gael, Aogan O Fearghail, at 12pm. Afterwards, Dublin Senior Ladies Football, captained by Harps hero Lyndsey Davey, will play the Leinster Interprovincial team at 2pm. Then, at 4pm, Dublin Senior Camogie will play Offaly. Admission is free and all are welcome to join in the celebrations. Marquee Bar and BBQ facilities available. On Monday 4th May, a Juvenile Day is planned with a Solo Run at 2pm, followed by BBQ & music, and at 4pm the 1st Round of the ever-popular Primary Schools Football League will take place. Well done to the Ladies Football Feile teams, who both reached the semi-finals on Saturday last. Great effort girls and thanks to all who helped and supported the Feile weekend. Also, good wins at the weekend for both U12 hurling teams, both U13 football teams, while U14 footballers drew in Division 1 with Kilmacud. Congrats to the Dublin senior footballers, who retained the National Football League for the third year, and to Donal McIlgorm with the Dublin minors, who won their opening Championship match last weekend. Fixtures: Tuesday 28th - Junior Football v Fingallians, home 7pm, and Senior Camogie v Ballyboden, home 7pm. Wednesday 29th - Senior Football v Castleknock, Somerton Park 7pm and Senior Ladies Football v St Jude's, away 7.30pm. Thursday 30th - Junior Football v Whitehall, home 7pm, and Junior Camogie v Ballyboden, away 7pm. Saturday 2nd May, Hurling Feile in Skerries from 10am. All support welcome. For all other fixtures, results and updates, see skerriesharps.ie. Harps Club Ties now in stock at €15. Great gift idea. Contact Fergal, 086-8984657. Zingo result: 7-6-4-3-1-2-5. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €4,000.
CONGRATULATIONS to our U14 ladies footballers on winning the AIG Dublin Division 5 Féile title last weekend and we wish them all the best as they now go forward to represent Dublin in the National Féile competition. Dates and venues to be confirmed. Well done must also go to our U16 boys in their Championship win over Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday last. This weekend sees our U14 hurlers in action in Féile 2015 and we wish them all the very best of luck. Training for all grades as usual this week, so contact your manager for arrangements. No Macra Nursery this Saturday as it is a Bank Holiday weekend. Membership fees for 2015 are now overdue and should be paid straight away, as no pay, no play kicks in now and members' discounts will also be suspended until membership is up to date. Mega Draw 2015/16 tickets now on sale and we are asking our members to support and promote this draw. Our "St Anne's Strictly Take 2" was officially launched last Saturday night when the dance pairings were announced. All the details are available on our website. Tickets for the main event in Citywest on Saturday 23rd May are now on sale. Plus sponsorship and advertising packages also available, so please contact any of the dancers, Declan on 087-2832687 or email email@example.com for further details. Lucky number on 26th April was 7 with 3 winners. Weekly activities including all live music sessions continue as usual this week. Visit our website, www.stannesgaa.com, and our Facebook & Twitter pages for the latest on all fixtures, results & activities within our club. If you have something you want included in our club notes or on our social media network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STARS OF ERIN
CONGRATULATIONS to Tommy Burke on winning Lotto Jackpot; €1,500. Next week's Jackpot, €500. Numbers drawn were 12-17-21. U13s & U8s won their games. Social night in Step Inn next Saturday night, 2nd May. Clothes Bank in car park. Congratulations to Enniskerry ladies team on winning Paddy Walsh Memorial Cup last Saturday.
LADIES footballers had a narrow one-point defeat to Man-O-War last Wednesday night, in what was an excellent game. Hurlers got their season back on track with a Junior B Championship victory over Raheny on Sunday morning. Football 1st team back in league action this evening at 7pm, with a home tie against St Brigid's in AFL6. 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. Training continues for the footballers this Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm 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 email@example.com.
ST Brigid's GAA will host the Division 3 Hurling Féile na nGael games in Russell Park this Saturday 2nd May. Best of luck to St Brigid's U14 hurlers. Well done our U14 ladies footballers on a great performance in the Feile last weekend. The St Brigid's GAA Annual Golf Classic will be held in Royal Tara Golf Club on Friday 22nd May. For further information or to enter a team, see the club website or contact Paddy Davey on 086-8229312. Our Club Nursery runs as normal this Saturday 2nd May from 9.30am011am. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area and new members and families are always welcome. For more information contact Paul on 087-9154748. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a massive €15,000 with the reserve rising to €6,000 for this week's draw in The Roselawn Inn on Thursday 30th April. Thank you to everybody who supports our Lotto and to our Lotto committee. The club has 10 scholarships available for the Gaeltacht this summer for 1st and 2nd year students in St Brigid's. A great opportunity. For those interested, contact Stephen Moore: 087-6339238. The Final Texas Hold 'Em Poker Night before the summer/autumn break will take place on May 15th in the clubhouse. For tickets and further information contact Stephen Moore: 087-6339238. St Brigid's are delighted to be supporting the Castleknock 5km Run 2015. The event takes place on June 21st and is open to all abilities. Keep an eye on the club website for further updates. For up-to-date St Brigid's GAA fixtures and results, visit our website www.stbrigidsgaa.com.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
IN a busy week of fixtures there were good wins for our adult camogie team and junior hurlers. The adult camogie team remain top of their Senior 7 league after a win against Erin's Isle on Tuesday evening, while our Junior B hurlers had a 4-point Championship win over St Monica's on Sunday morning. The Club Lotto jackpot was €2,800 this week and the numbers drawn were 13, 14, 16 & 18. There was no Jackpot winner. The €25 prize winners were Liam & Margaret Curran, Eamonn Murphy, Ciaran McGovern and Heidi Molloy. Next week the Jackpot will be €2,900. There are still just a couple of slots left on the time sheet for our Golf Classic on May 8th in Forrest Little. Contact Tony McDonagh on 086-8527529 to book a slot. Congratulations to the Dublin senior footballers, who won the Division 1 Allianz League title, for the third year in-a-row, when they defeated Cork in Croke Park on Sunday.
ST JAMES GAELS
WELL done to Dave Hoary and all the U14 girls who represented their club fantastically in the Dublin Feile on Saturday. They put in some fantastic performances and the skill and effort shown on the day really showed how far this team and the girls section of the club has come in only its few years in existence. A big thank you to all club members and parents, who went out to support the girls. A big thank you to Westmanstown Gaels for the hospitality shown on Saturday as well. The U14s had a great win on Saturday afternoon against Ballyboden St Enda's. After a tricky start to the season, things are now looking well settled as the boys prepare for the Feile in little over two weeks' time. The ladies team came runners-up in the Paddy Walsh Memorial Tournament up in Glencullen on Saturday. They were defeated in the final by a strong Enniskerry side. A big thank you to Stars of Erin for the invitation to compete in the prestigious Tournament, which was very well-organised by the Glencullen club. The Academy is continuing to grow every Saturday in the Iveagh Grounds. If you know anyone between the ages of 4-8, don't hesitate to bring them down 10.30am every Saturday morning. Tickets for our biggest fundraiser of the year, The Kube, are on sale from any club mentor or committee member. Please do all you can to support this event. We are still looking for a number of sponsorships with great deals for full-page, half-page adverts, as well sponsors for those competing. The adult men's team have a huge league match tonight (Tuesday 28th April) against Naomh Fionnbarra. Throw-in is at 7:45pm and all support will be greatly appreciated. Membership is now well due.
CONGRATULATIONS to the U14 ladies team, who are Feile Champions. The girls went 5 for 5 over the weekend, culminating in a 1-5 to 1-0 win over Templeogue/Synge Street in yesterday's final in O'Toole Park. Well done to mentors Alan Lewis, Fiona Nicoletti and Ger McTavish and all the players on a well-deserved win. Special thank you to sponsor Charlotte Cunningham from Bank Of Ireland. Well done to the senior hurlers, who got their Championship campaign of to a winning start with a 3 point win over St Pat's. Well done to the intermediates, who also started Championship with a 4 point win over Commercials. Hard luck to the juniors, who were defeated by 2 points by Erin Go Bragh. Well done Kev Mc and the Dubs on winning the NFL1 with a convincing win over Cork on Sunday. Another medal in the bag for Kev and the Dublin panel. U14 Boys' Feile this weekend, Saturday 2nd of May, being hosted by Naomh Barrog with first game being held In St Anne's Park (Watermill Road entrance). First game 10.30am v St Anne's. There after second and third games in Naomh Barrog's club main ground at 11.30am v Erin's isle and 12.30pm v Naomh Barrog. All support very much appreciated by lads and mentors. Let's get out and support the club to what would be a 2nd Feile win in as many weeks. Numbers drawn: 18-21-27-30. No Match 4. Match 3: one online winner - Eamonn Walsh. Jackpot next week: €5,500.
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. There is no training this Bank Holiday Weekend for the Academy and U10s. Training returns on Saturday 9th May. Training for the junior men's team is Tuesdays at 6.45pm and Thursdays at 7.45pm at the GAA pitches in Kilnamanagh. 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. This year's Cycle Rally will take place on Saturday the 25th July 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. The application process to sign up for the rally will open this week. Keep an eye on the club Facebook Page for updates. 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, www.stkevinskilliansgaa.ie, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NO Winner in the Lotto: 1-3-17-21. Next week's Jackpot is €3,150. €20 winners are Caroline O'Brien, Chuck Kennedy, Paddy Hendrick, Bonnie Barnwell & Willie Wooderuff. The U14 boys took on their toughest opponents of the season last week, meeting the unbeaten Ballyboden St Enda's As in the Divison 2 clash. Unfortunately, the guys were beaten 4-11 to 8-6 to Ballyboden. Some display of football by all. U15s had a super week with 2 great wins in the league. Beating locals Finian's, 5-12 to 1-9 & Ballyboden, 4-7 to 3-12. Training continues Tuesday & Thursday, 7pm-8.15pm. Another fantastic game of football from our minors, beating O'Toole's in the league, 1-13 to 1-9. Ladies intermediates had another impressive win in the Cup; St Margaret's 5-12, Naomh Mearnog 1-8. They play Ballyboden away in the league at 7.15pm. The ladies continue to train Monday nights & Saturday mornings. Juniors played Colmcilles in a challenge & won 4-11 to 0-10. League game Tuesday at 7pm in Marley Park against Ballinteer St John's. Inters played Whitehall in a challenge game Thursday night & were narrowly beaten, 0-13 to 1-9. They play Raheny in the league, Wednesday night in The Complex at 7pm. We had a great turn-out Wednesday night for our new U12 girls' team. Great to see so many new faces in the club. We look forward to growing this team & welcome any newcomers. Spread the word around, U12 girls training Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm-7.30pm. We look forward to hosting the U14 boys' Feile in The Complex next Month, May 16th. We wish our U14s the very best of luck in the coming weeks, as they prepare for this big competition. We also have a Recycling Day coming up in The Complex on the 16th May. Details to follow.
WE would like to thank everyone who organised the Race Night on Friday. Great evening was had by all. Thanks to everyone who supported it. St Mark's Presents "The Kube". This will take place on the 5th of September 2015. Contact Neil Ussher on 086-2273123. Next Quiz will take place on Friday the 12th of June, further details to follow. Trad session every Sunday evening from 8pm-10pm in the main lounge. 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. Set-Dance classes every Monday evening in the club, all welcome. Bar opens at 2pm on a Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm, come along and have some fun. Music this Saturday the 2nd of May by "Rezound" And Sunday the 3rd of May by "Pascal Brennan". Bar opens 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday. Food in the club every Sunday from 1.30pm-6pm. Everyone welcome. Party facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Players' Lounge and Hall. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €3,200 jackpot not won. 13, 14, 16 & 28. Next week's Jackpot, €3,300. 6 X €50 winners: 1 Grab c/o Billy Gore 2 Peggy c/o Willie Condron 3 Phyllis Phelan 4 Rita Murphy c/o club 5 Noel & Noel c/o Noel 6 Louise & Trish c/o Bingo. Lotto tickets are €2 per ticket or 3 tickets for €5.
ST MARY'S, SAGGART
CONGRATS to our U13 girls, who took part in the Dublin Ladies Feile yesterday morning in Westmanstown. Adult fixtures next week; Seniors play Ballinteer in league, Wednesday 7pm in Marley Park, and Juniors play Na Gael Oga in league, Tuesday 7pm in St Catherine's Park. Seniors play St Jude's in Championship, Thursday 7th May in Bohernabreena, and Juniors play Junior B Championship against Garda in Westmanstown on Sunday 10th May. Congratulations to the Dublin senior team on their winning of three in-a-row Football League titles. To all teams, the pitch in Saggart has been closed since 13th April for all training and matches so sanding, fertilising and reseeding can be carried out. Exact date of re-opening will be announced asap. Until then, all matches and training must be held in Rathcoole Park. The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to John Mooney and family on the death of his mother. Membership is now overdue and must be paid asap. Players are not covered by Injury Scheme. Please pay any Executive member or Bernie Howard. 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. 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. Sponsorship Cards are available from any committee member or from club bar. The Juvenile Section of the club are running a Race Night in the club on Saturday 30th May. Details can be got from Barry McCarville or Paul Ballesty. Details to be published.