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NO winner of Thursday November 14 Lotto draw for €11,000. There was also no winner of the second jackpot of €2,800. Tickets are available online at www.ballinteerstjohns.com or from the usual outlets. Bingo every Monday night in the clubhouse – starts at 8pm and all welcome for a great night's entertainment. Function room available on Saturday December 14 for a night time function. Please book that special function in 2014 in your clubhouse now to avoid disappointment. Our senior hurlers had good win over Naomh Fionnbarra on Sunday and now play Raheny at home in the promotion play-offs. Junior B footballers drew with Bank of Ireland after extra-time in their promotion play-off. Replay will be played next week.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
WELL done to all involved in the Ballyboden St Enda's "Night of the Champions", which took place on Sunday night. A great night had by all. The celebrations started off with chats from the Ballyboden St Enda's members who played on the winning Dublin Ladies Football Team who won the Leinster Championship this year. The Bob O'Keeffe Cup was also present at the club with some of the Boden members of Dublin Senior Hurling Team who won the Leinster Hurling Final this year. The main attraction of the night was our three Ballyboden St Enda's player who recently won the All Ireland Football Final against Mayo. GAA/GPA Player of the Year Michael Darragh Macauley was joined by fellow team-mates Dara Nelson and Declan O'Mahony. Fans – young and old – were able to meet the players along with Dublin manager Jim Gavin. Commiserations to our Senior A Hurlers who were defeated against Mount Leinster Rangers in the Leinster Club Semi-Final this weekend in Carlow. Best of luck to Mount Leinster Rangers in the Leinster Final. Hard luck to our U21 B hurlers, who were defeated by neighbours Thomas Davis in the Championship quarter-final with a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-10. Ballyboden St Enda's were named as Adult Hurling Club of the Year at the Friends of Dublin Hurling Dinner, which was held at the Red Cow Inn. Congratulations to all involved. Congratulations to everyone involved with the Boden Theatre Group who performed The Plough & the Stars last week. Great turnout and a great production. Buen Camino Night at the Club 27th November at 8.15pm. A social evening for anyone interested in the Camino. Plans for 2014 will be discussed plus fun and laughs. All welcome and admission is free. Friday night cards is back in the club at 9pm. All Welcome.
CONGRATS to the Ladies team, who won Division 6 League with the final league match played on Sunday last. Best wishes as the team play another big match. Cup Final next Sunday 24 at 2pm v O'Dwyer's. Venue details to follow by text when confirmed. All support welcome. Hard luck to the First team who lost to Garda last Sunday in the semi-final of the Intermediate B Championship. No juvenile matches last weekend and no fixtures for next weekend as season is now over. Nursery Group training for 4-6 year olds have moved to indoors in National School on Saturday mornings from 10am-11am for winter months. Date for your diary: Sunday afternoon 15th December – Juvenile Awards for all Ballyboughal and St Peter's juvenile teams followed by annual Santa party in Ballyboughal National School. The Club Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday the 30th of November in Hollywood Golf Club. Tickets on sale shortly.
ALL nominations for positions on the committee should be put in writing and sent to the club secretary (email@example.com) before Monday 2nd December. The AGM will take place on the 6th December 2013 at 7:30pm in the Civic Centre on Ballyfermot Road. Nursery on in the Leisure Centre from 5-6pm. Juvenile Training from 6-7pm. This week's lotto numbers were 03-12-13-21; there was no winner of this week's jackpot €2,600. The four €30 winners are Tomas Kennedy, Katie Cunningham, Kay Casey, and Thomas Byrne. 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).
HEROES of the week this week are no strangers to plaudits and awards. Take your bows please Philly McMahon, Jason Whelan, Jamesy McCarthy and Dean Rock, who spent several hours going around our local schools with Sam Maguire during the last week, spreading the good word. Well done lads. Inspiring the next generation. Our under-10s had 2 brilliant games against Kilmacud this weekend, with Ryan Hayden and Harry Hughes both excellent. Our under-14s took the week off this week but have a challenge game next weekend against Thomas Davis. Training in the hall in St Kevin's school Monday at 5pm. A big thank you to all the juvenile mentors and adults who took part in the CPR/Defibrillator training course last week, and a big thank you to our 2 instructors. There is a possibility of running another course soon for those members who would like to learn this life saving skill. If interested, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Massive congrats goes to Val and Carmel Andrews on becoming grandparents this weekend, and best wishes to Sinead and Declan Cody and their new baby boy Daniel. Enjoy the magic moments. For more info on these stories and for general club gossip, visit our website www.ballymunkickhams.com/site or our Facebook page or twitter @BallymunGAA.
LOTTO numbers this week were 22-29-30. There was no jackpot winner. Next week jackpot will be €2,700. Well done to our four juvenile players involved in various Dublin development squads this weekend and in particular to Emer Haines and Naoise Tobin, who represented Dublin at the U13 LGFA tournament in Carlow. Juvenile player awards are scheduled for December 7th. Santa visits on December 14th. The final golf society outing of the year is on at Deerpark on November 28th – tee times start at 10am. Free adult Irish conversational classes continue each Thursday from 7.30pm in club – all welcome. The Christmas Dinner Dance to be held on December 7th is sold out. Tickets can be collected from Stephen at the club on Saturday morning from 10am to noon. Social football awards and darts Xmas night are scheduled for Thursday December 19th. The Christmas draw and adult player awards are scheduled for Saturday December 21st. Christmas draw tickets will be on sale now from mentors at €10 per ticket. This is a very important funding source for the club and all support is greatly welcomed. The annual Beann Eadair/Naomh Barrog football blitz takes place for U11 to U13 boys on November 30th at Pairc Barrog (round 1) and December 7th at Pairc O'Ruairc, Howth (round 2 and finals).
IT was a massive weekend for the club, as the footballers won the Promotion Play-Off Final against St Brigid's on Sunday, earning their place in Division 2, and becoming the first team in the club's history to attain senior status. The club would like to say a massive thank you to Enda, Jim, Johnny, Nick, Gerry and everyone else who helped out with the team over the course of the year. The club would also like to pay tribute to everyone who gave the team such fantastic support throughout the year. Not to be outdone though, the adult hurlers also had success at the weekend, booking their place in the Leinster Junior Special Championship Final next weekend, after beating Moylagh of Meath in the semi-final. A time and venue for the final will be confirmed during the week. Also, next weekend, our U21 teams play in their respective quarter-finals. The first team are away to Sylvester's in the A Championship, and the second team take on Naomh Olaf in Somerton in the C Championship. Both games throw-in at 2.30pm on Saturday. Hard luck to our Minor B Ladies football team, who lost out in their shield final to Erin go Bragh on Thursday night. In camogie this week, Faughs edged out our U15 team in a closely fought league play-off match on Sunday morning in Somerton. Reminder to all ladies in the club that our Gaelic for Mothers team is going strong. Come along and join in on Friday nights in Somerton from 8-9pm. The club would like to thank everyone who helped out at the Juvenile Awards Night in Westmanstown last Thursday. It was a great night, and if the amount of successful teams we've had this year are anything to go by, the club's future is in safe hands. The club are looking for new management for a number of Adult teams next year, including the first team hurlers and second team footballers. Full details of how you can apply are on the website. This year's AGM will take place in the Castleknock Hotel on December 2nd.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
THOUGH the season's competitive fixtures have come to an end, particularly at under-age level, there has still been plenty of activity around the club. On the field of play, many of the teams have taken the opportunity to arrange friendlies and there has been no shortage of skills and no small amount of passion on display from the likes of our U11 boys hosting Round Towers of Clondalkin, our U12 boys hosting Whitehall Colmcille's and our U13 girls playing host to Templeogue/Synge Street. Off the field of play, a highlight event was the presentation of medals on Saturday morning in the clubhouse to the U12 boys, who claimed the Division 1 South Dublin football title. It's not often that Clanna Gael Fontenoy get the better of much larger and better resourced clubs like Ballyboden St Enda's and Kilmacud Crokes, so this was an occasion to be relished. Clanns man and Dublin senior selector, Declan Darcy, was on hand to give some sound words of advice, as was Club Manager, Shay Connolly, who brought his unique brand of enthusiasm to the occasion. The week's (11 November) Club Lotto draw produced the following numbers: 11, 16, 25 and 32 (Jackpot A); and 8, 12, 18 and 27 (Jackpot B). The jackpot was not won and going forward the jackpots stand at €10,000 and €4,200 respectively. The last of the tickets are available for this year's club Christmas Gala Dinner which takes place on 7th December in the Clyde Court Hotel in Ballsbridge. The evening will kick off at 7.30pm with a champagne reception followed by a four-course dinner and dancing. The cost of tickets has been held at the very reasonable price of €60 and enquiries are welcome to email@example.com.
TOTW is our adult hurlers, who were beaten by Naomh Fionnbarra by a point in league play-off. Commiserations to our senior footballers, who exited the championship beaten by Lucan Sarsfields. Well done to the U21 hurlers, who put in a fine performance against Naomh Barrog and unfortunately exited the B Championship. U21 footballers play Templeogue/Synge Street away next Saturday 2.30pm and juniors play Civil Service next Sunday away 11am in play-off game. Ladies minors play Foxrock/Cabinteely in Division 1A Championship final next Saturday at 11.30am. Venue TBA. The AGM will be held on November 22nd at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. Old clothes fundraiser on Saturday November 30th in the clubhouse. Thanks to Jack McCaffrey for bringing SAM to Nursery last Saturday. This Thursday's opera film is Donezetti's Lucia di Lammemmoor. This is the second last film before Christmas. All welcome. No lotto winner last week. Numbers drawn 5-6-24-25. John Keegan and Daragh Fagan win €50. Next week's lotto now €9,000. Sign up now and play on www.clontarfgaa.com.
U7s will have a match against Kevin's on 30th. Final practice session for all teams will be for the week beginning Monday 2nd December. U7s (all those born in 2006/2007) will be back in action from mid-January with Indoor Tournament in Gormanstown. Please contact John Morris @ 086-6057500 for details. U13s have a couple of more friendly games arranged for the remainder of the season, starting with Kill on Friday 22nd November and finishing with trip to Aqua Centre on 30th November. Well done to all teams for the huge commitment and effort they have made this year. Table quiz will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 30th of November at 8pm followed by DJ €10 per head. New players always welcome. 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 for week ending 11th November. Four match three winners each receive €150. Numbers were: 7, 9, 15 & 16. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,000. Tickets only €2 now on sale. Christmas raffle tickets are now on sale. First draw takes place on Friday 29th November. This year they are limited to 500 tickets, but the top prize remains at €2,000. Tickets at €20 each are available from Mary Derwin, Teresa Keeley and Francis Byrne or any committee member. Annual Club Mass for all our deceased members, relatives and friends will be celebrated by Fr John Ennis in the clubrooms on Wednesday 20th at 8pm. Music will be provided by Frances Malone and friends. This is a very important event in the life of the club and all members and friends are invited, as we remember those who have gone before us. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Please spread the word. Adult football team had a good win in their semi-final play-off for promotion. They will now play Good Counsel in the Final next weekend. Watch out for details. Unfortunately, Alan McCrabbe suffered a serious injury to his wrist and we wish him a speedy recovery. Club nursery continues in the club every Saturday morning at 11am. Boys and girls aged 4 to 7 years are most welcome. There are 3 people left in the "Last Man Standing" competition. Golden goals resume this weekend. Tickets are only €2. All proceeds in aid of Juvenile Games Fund. Condolences to the Byrne Family on their recent sad Loss.
CHRISTMAS draw will take place on Saturday December 21st in clubrooms. Tickets €20 from Maurice Kerrigan, Stephen Palmer, and Jimmy Cullen or in clubrooms. Annual Mass will be held on Thursday November 28th. Christmas Fair takes place on Sunday December 8th in clubrooms. All are welcome. Drop-off dates are Saturday November 30th And Saturday December 7th. The AGM will be held on Thursday December 3rd. Well done to our U21 hurling team on a great win over Na Fianna last Saturday in Pearse Park. Lotto Numbers Were 3-6-12-21. No Winner. 3 Matched Three Numbers. Joker Poker not won. Club Bingo every Sunday night.
WHAT a great weekend for the club with congratulations due to our Minor A footballers for bringing home the county championship and to their colleagues on the B team for making it through to their final and setting up the possibility of a fabulous double. There was great support at Parnell's for the lads, who overcame an early red card to bring the game to extra-time and then shone in the additional period to beat Kilmacud in a game that will live long in the memory. The Bs got through their semi-final against St Marks and details of their final will be available on the website. Its AGM season for all the sections this week and the club AGM will take place on December 5th.
ERIN GO BRAGH
THE club AGM takes place on November 28th in the Clubhouse. Well done to our minor ladies who bet Castleknock to win their Championship Shield. They will be in final action again next weekend in camogie. We are currently fielding ladies football and camogie teams at all levels and are looking for new players. Contact details are on our website eringobraghgaa.ie. Our girls' nursery is every Saturday in Phibblestown Community Centre 11.15am-12.15pm. Our ladies section are looking for adult players. Anyone interested can contact Kevin 087-8220612. We currently field boys' teams to U14. Our nursery continues on Tuesdays in Mary Mother of Hope 6pm-7pm and Saturdays 10am-11am. 2014s U13 footballers and U14 hurlers are looking for players. Anyone interested can contact Karl 087-2352074. Next season's U15 footballers are looking for players and anyone interested can contact Sean 086-1247585. Our league winning hurlers are looking for players. Anyone interested can contact Gareth 087-6995134. Hard luck to our football team who lost to Ballyfermot De La Salle in their relegation play-off. There was no winner of our weekly lotto. Numbers were 5, 14, 18 and 19. Next week's jackpot €2,900. Friday's draw is in The Vineyard. The Vineyard with Erin Go Bragh are holding a night in aid of St Francis Hospice on Friday. Members of the All-Ireland winning Dublin team and the 5 trophies will be present. Please support a good cause. Keith, Danny and Dermot will do a parachute jump in aid of the juvenile section in November. To sponsor any of the lads go to www.skydive4charity.ie. To sponsor Keith enter Keith Edgely 2877, for Danny enter Daniel Mulcahy 2878, for Dermot enter Dermot Maloney 2969.
U21 hurlers had a winning start to their championship on Saturday beating Sylvester's. Congratulations to Gerard O'Shea on becoming the new Fixtures Chairman, Mel Farrell on Vice-Chair and Cathy Connaghan on becoming Secretary. The 93 Gathering Committee would like to thank everyone who supported Saturday's event. All who attended will agree that it was a really good club night with friendships being renewed and successes being celebrated. Well done to all who helped arranging the night also. Massive thanks to everyone who came out on Sunday to support our Annual Frances Leonard tournament. Míle míle buíochás to O'Dwyers GAA for continuing to travel out to us and competing in the days' events. Isles won the U10 and adult game on the day. Thanks to everyone who helped out there also. A mass for Francis Leonard will take place in Our Lady of Victories church at 10.30am on Sunday 24th. Club Calendar is on sale in shop. €8 or 2 for €15. Lenrec Clothing appeal taking place on Saturday mornings throughout the month of November from 11am-1pm. American Wrestling comes back to club on Sunday 1st December at 2.30pm. Tickets €7 or €5 for group bookings. Big Band Night is back in Club Hall on Friday 6th December. Tickets €10. Call 086-1686468 for more info on events. There was no winner of Thursday's Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4-14-17-18 and bonus 20. Next week's Jackpot is €2,500. Live Music every Sunday night in the bar and Karen and the Cubes play on Mondays. The Annual club Mass takes place on Monday 25th November at 8pm in hall.
A RECORD breaking weekend for juvenile camogie. U16s completed the Championship & League double on Saturday when they beat Crumlin. U13s followed on Sunday and achieved the first-ever Division 1 League & Championship double by beating St Vincent's. All eyes on the U15s next weekend. Having beaten Castleknock on Sunday, they can complete the double if they beat Crumlin, to seal another the League & Championship double. U14s had a good win over Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday. Great performance by U8s on Saturday in their blitz v Ballyboden. 16 games played, won 14 and drew 2. Well done to players & a huge thank you to parents and mentors. Well done to U12 hurlers, who played a fantastic game against Clontarf. This was the second play-off match and ensures our boys Division 1 status for next year. U21 hurlers lost their championship game against St Vincent's last Saturday. AHL 6 were unlucky to be beaten by one point to St Sylvester's on Sunday last. Some tickets (€25 each) are still available for the "End of Year" Dinner Dance on 30th November. 3 Course meal by "Lovely Food Co Terenure" & several renditions of Slievenamon by local Tenor Padraig Ryan. Don't forget Twenty Questions in the Members Bar every Wednesday night. Admission free. All welcome. Lotto – Numbers were 4, 11, 21 and 28. No Winner. There were no 'Match Three' winners, Next week's jackpot will be €4,100.
HARD luck to the girls and under-16s boys in their matches at the weekend. Thanks to all players, parents and mentors who attended the anti-bullying workshops run over the past two weeks for the juvenile section. Strictly Come Dancing takes place Friday 29 November in Kettle's. Best of luck to all participants, who would greatly appreciate any sponsorship contributions. No lotto numbers available at present. Will be posted on our Facebook page and in next week's club notes.
AFTER a well-attended AGM there is now one change on the committee. Eoin Cullen resigned as adult players' representative due to study commitments and his position will be taken by Domhnail Connor – firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Junior 7 football team season continues as they narrowly edged St Mary's out after extra-time and contest the league promotion play-off final. Congratulations to Ciara Thorburn, Aine Hickey and Orla Keeling who represented Dublin on Saturday at the Leinster U13 Development Squad blitz in Carlow. The Awards Night will take place on Saturday 7th December. This is the final will for nominations for Club Person of the Year. Please forward your nomination to the Secretary in writing or by email to email@example.com. Tickets are available from all mentors or the bar each evening. Our Irish conversation group meet every Wednesday in the bar at 9pm. This is fun & free and open to all. Gaelic for mothers group continues to grow. Training takes place on the all-weather pitch every Monday evening from 8 –9pm. Members & players are asked to note that the club gym opening hours to 1st February 2014 are as follows: Monday-Friday: 6pm-9.30pm; Saturday: 3pm-7pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm. Last orders for Christmas in the club shop will be on Saturday 7th December.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
WE had a wonderful night at The Red Cow Hotel on Friday last. We had a sell-out crowd of 370 people. Danny Sutcliffe received the young player of the year award. Danny has had a wonderful year and this was acknowledged when he received his All-Star Award recently. Michael Carton was the winner of the senior player of the year. Michael had a great year at wing-back and he has promised more of the same next year. Con Ryan received the Hall of Fame Award. Con ran the Junior Board for many years in Dublin and players were guaranteed plenty of games and that all competitions would be finished before the end of the year. Con received a standing ovation from the big crowd. The 1983 minor hurling team were present and received a beautiful plaque to remind them of their Leinster final win in 1983. Niall Quinn was a member of that team and received a rousing reception when he came up to receive his plaque. We are now taking up memberships for 2014. All those who sign up before December 20th will be in with a chance to win GAA diaries and/or Dublin Yearbooks. To sign up visit www.fodh.ie.
GFC Club Lotto: 19-21-22-26. No winner. Next week's Jackpot: €3,700. €20 winners: Dave Miller, John O'Brien, Davitt. Seller: Mick. 2014 Committee Members: Chairman – Eddie Battersby. Assistant Chairman – John Gormley. Secretary – Anna McCardle. Assistant Secretary – Niall McGloughlin. Treasurer – Edel Quinn. Assistant Treasurer – Ollie Kirwin. PRO – Niall Sheridan. Thanks to everyone who attended this year's AGM.
CONGRATULATIONS to the under-14 hurlers, who are unbeaten in the St Kevin's November tournament. Next Saturday in Dolphin Park they play Setanta, and all support is welcome. Congratulations also to Emma and Louise Whyte on their 21st birthday. The juvenile presentation night will be held on Saturday 30th November. Tickets (€3, numbers limited) are available from team managers, Karl O'Brien and in the clubhouse. The annual mass for deceased members takes place in the club on Saturday 30th November. This year we are running a Christmas raffle. Tickets (€20) are available from team mentors. This is a vital end of year fundraiser and it is essential that we make it a success. There was no winner of the club LOTTO this week. The numbers were 1-13-22. Next week's jackpot will be €4,000. Bingo continues every Wednesday in the club at 8.30pm.
HARD luck to the first team, who put in a great display on Sunday morning against Chiarains only to be beaten by one point. Well done to the players and management for giving us a great year of football. Best of luck to the Craobh in their next play-off game from all at Innisfails. Christmas raffle tickets are now on sale from committee members at €20 each. 1st prize €1000, 2nd €500, 3rd €250 and 5 prizes of €50. Draw limited to 150 tickets.
A BIG, big thanks and well done to all the dancers who did the Kevin's Strictly Dancing last Saturday. They put in a massive amount of time and effort training and fundraising, and the club really appreciates all their efforts. Everyone who came to the event really appreciated their hard work and saw the fruits of their labours and they all did brilliantly on the night. Thanks also to the organizing committee and backroom people who also put in massive time to make sure everything went smoothly. Thanks to our judges, especially Sarah Morrissey & Ryan O Dwyer, for giving their time and our MC for the night Marty Morrissey. Congratulations to Spud Murphy and Rosairi Kelly on winning the dance competition. It was the biggest fundraiser the club has ever had and the rewards will be seen in Dolphin Park for a long time to come. Again thanks to all involved and all the gang in Dance Addiction for their professional touch and expertise. The final weekend of the Kevin's Annual November Cup is on this coming weekend, Saturday/Sunday in Dolphin Park. It's for U8s, U9s, U10s, U12s, U14s and U16s. Please contact Paul McManus for details on 086-2414260 regarding games & times. The Club Lotto Draw is on every Monday night. The jackpot for Monday the 18th November is €4,200, and the draw takes place in Rosie O'Grady's Pub, Harold's Cross at approx 9.30pm. Contact Gerry Hall for tickets, info or any lotto queries on 087-6463950. The ABC hurling nursery for 4-7s is on every Saturday at 10.30am in Dolphin Park. Contact David with any queries on 087-3687349, all newcomers welcome. Hurls and helmets provided. On the pitch, there is not much other activity as most teams are finished for the year. We would encourage all juvenile players to get their own hurls & helmets, the club has some for sale. Contact Gerry Brennan or Patricia Halton. If any member of the club wants a copy of the new club strategy document, contact David Hyland on 087-3687349. View our website at www.kevins.ie and Facebook for ongoing activities.
IT was a bad weekend for most club teams, as we fell short in a number of important games. The Minor A and B teams lost their respective championship finals on Sunday morning. The As lost to Cuala by 8 after extra-time, while the Bs lost out to Raheny. Hard luck to both management teams and players. The AFL9 team suffered further heartbreak on Sunday afternoon against Na Gaeil Óga, in their league play-off final. After coming back from 6 points down, the team lost by 1 in the end, 0-12 to 1-8. It was a fantastic effort by the team to come back, but unfortunately, it wasn't to be. The AHL5 team also lost their league play-off semi against Ballyboden on Sunday morning, on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-9. Hard luck to the above teams. There was one positive result on Sunday, as the AHL3 hurlers drew against Parnell's to secure a home play-off in their league. Sunday also marked the end of two Crokes' dual players' careers. Barraí Brennan bowed out after the junior hurling match, as he moves to Boardsmill in Meath, after 26 years of playing with the club. John Ross Hunt also brought his Crokes' career to an end on Sunday in the junior football. JR moved back to his native Douglas in Cork at the start of the summer, and has shown fantastic commitment to travel up for games. We wish both players well in the future, and thank them for their great service to the club over the years. The first club lotto draw will take place this Thursday, if you are interested in buying a year ticket, you only have 2 days left. In sad news, the club would like to sympathise with the O'Brien family on the death of Eoin. Eoin was a son of football mentor Greg, and a brother of adult players Adam, AFL9, and Cian, AHL5. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
LIFFEY Gaels are holding a Christmas Fair on Sunday December 1st from 12pm and are looking for donations of: unwanted gifts, books, CDs, DVDs, nearly new toys and bottles. We are also looking for donations for our raffle: cakes etc. All donations can be left at the club from now, for more info contact Keith Roche at 01-6260875 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Liffey Gaels Christmas party will be held at the club on Saturday December 7th from 7.30pm. Meal served at 8.30pm with live music and DJ till late. Tickets are €25 each and can be purchased from the bar. This promises to be a great night at the club, so don't be disappointed and get your ticket early. For more info contact 01-6260875, 086-8289577 or email@example.com. There was no winner of our lotto jackpot. Numbers drawn were 18-22-27. Next week's jackpot is €3,300.
WELL done to our minor ladies footballers on their championship final win on Saturday. U21 hurlers had a good win over St Brigid's in the championship quarter-final. Senior footballers beat Clontarf in the B championship quarter-final 0-20 to 0-8. Senior footballers play Thomas Davis in Division 1 play-off this Sunday in Kiltipper Road. Table quiz this Wednesday night in the bar organised by intermediate footballers. Table of 4 is €20. Special Quiz in aid of the St Vincent De Paul on Wednesday November 27th @ 9pm in the club. Spot prizes/donations gratefully accepted. Contact Seamus Clandillon. The club is running a Foundation Award Course taking place Monday 25th November, Wednesday 27th November and Monday December 2nd from 7.00pm-9.30pm each night. Monday 25th will be theory based in the function room in club. Wednesday 27th will be football practical on the all-weather. Monday 2nd Dec will be hurling practical on the all-weather. This course is aimed at all new parents and mentors in the club and for mentors with teams who have not done the course yet. It's open to football, hurling, camogie and ladies football mentors over the age of 16. To register call/text Johnny McCaffrey at 085-1294102. 25 card drive continues each Friday night in the clubhouse bar. Set Dancing classes continue each Wednesday at 8:30 pm in the clubhouse. Our nurseries continue each Saturday at 1.30pm on the all-weather pitch at our clubhouse grounds at the 12th Lock, coached by the Dublin Senior Hurling Captain Johnny McCaffrey. Football and hurling for boys born in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Football for girls born in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and camogie for girls aged 6 and over. No need to pre-register. Just show up on the day. This week's lotto numbers for a jackpot of €12,500 will be on our website. Shay Hurson's team will be in charge next Sunday when Gerry O'Grady Hearing Services will be our sponsor. We are looking for volunteers to help on a lotto team. This only requires commitment for one Sunday night every 10 weeks. If interested please contact Mary Flannery on 087-7469143.
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GREAT display on Saturday from NDG U10 footballers V Round Towers of Lusk. Great all-round display from whole team well done to all. Great displays in particular from Connor Gibbo & Cian Hayes. Well done to all. Hurling training this Wednesday 3 @ All Weather pitch. Club 45 winning number was 20. Winner was Grace Bialkowska.
CONGRATS to our intermediate hurlers on winning AHL4 league on Sunday with a good win against Scoil Uí Chonaill. Congrats also to our Minor A footballers on Sunday's Division 1 league final win over Naomh Mearnóg. Well done also to Minor Bs, now through to league final following their win on Sunday against Erin's Isle. Congrats to U16 hurlers on their Division 1 league final win against Kilmacud Crokes on Saturday. Hard luck to U21 hurlers on Saturday and also to our minor ladies footballers and camogie teams in their respective finals at the weekend. Both U21 football teams travel to play championship quarter-finals next Saturday at 2.30pm. As play St Brigid's in Russell Park and Bs play O'Toole's in Blunden Drive. Then on Sunday at 11am in Mobhi Road, our Minor B hurlers play Cuala in championship semi-final. Best of luck to all teams and all support welcome. U15B hurlers host a special fundraiser in club this Thursday night at 8pm with a David McWilliams evening. Tickets for the event are priced at €10 each and €5 for students. Contact Eugene 087-6636455 or Gerry 086-6095597. Senior ladies footballers will host a novel fundraiser Thursday 28th November with a Whiskey Master Class, which will include sampling of nine different whiskies. Admission is by prepaid ticket only. Tickets for the night are only €20 each. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and number of tickets required. Friday night Panto, 6th December, is now completely sold out. Tickets still available for Thursday night 5th December and Saturday's matinee. Tickets now on sale through the club or online at www.eventbrite.ie. Na Fianna's Christmas Market sold out and organising committee now looking for help with event logistics. Anyone wishing to help out please contact email@example.com. Work crew needed on Saturday 10am-1pm to help with general clear up in Mobhi Road in preparation for Christmas market. Good quality brown bark mulch for sale as club fundraiser for €3 per bag, contact 087-9092732 for details. Card drive in club Friday night at 8pm. Club shop now open each Saturday 9am-1pm and Tuesday and Thursday nights 7pm-9pm.
CLUB leisurewear for Christmas. Please place your order ASAP to avoid disappointment. Prices as follows: Tracksuits: Adult – €85, 13/14 – €75, 5/12 – €65. Hoodies: Adult – €45, 13/14 – €40, 5/12 – €35. Rain jackets: Adult – €45, 13/14 – €40, 5/12 – €35. Windcheater: Adult – €25, 13/14 – €25, 5/12 – €20. The adult games committee are currently looking to fill management teams for the 2014 season. If anyone is interested in getting involved, please contact Martin Keirnan by Friday 29th November 2013. Christmas Draw. Managers + Mentors are asked to ensure that every player on their team panel is given at least one Book and to encourage + persuade them to sell their quota. There are very good cash incentives for teams if they reach certain sales targets. Draw takes place on Friday December 13, the night the Sam Maguire is in the Club. The Lotto jackpot wasn't won. The winning numbers were 1-2-9-18. Next weeks' jackpot is €2,000. Congratulations to the Junior A footballers, who won their relegation final against St Peregrine's yesterday. Final score 1-9 to 1-6. Great performances from everyone on the pitch. Special thanks to all the lads from the Junior Bs, the hurlers and the retired players, who bulked up the team for the game and everyone who came out to support. Well done to the U21 Hurlers on beating Clontarf in the first round of the championship. Final score Barróg 1-15 Clontarf 0-10. Goal from James Mooney. Great games from all players. They need your support in the quarters, which is away to Naomh Fionnbarra Saturday week. Great preparation has been put during the year by the U7s, finishing on Saturday with a great team performance against a very strong St Sylvester's team. Outstanding on the day were Charlie O'Mahony, Tadhg Hession, Thomas Devine Tattersalls & Aidan Smith. The club AGM will take place on Tuesday 3rd December at 7.30pm. Please note only those who have paid their membership fee in full will be entitled to attend the AGM.
WELL done to our minors girls for a fantastic performance in the Shield Final against Ballinteer. They played a super game of football. Great team performance. Final score 7-14 to 2-8. Well deserved. Thanks to all that came to support. Thanks to Mick and Clare for all their support throughout the year and to the U15 girls who helped to field the team throughout the year. Congratulations to St Joseph's School Senior Hurlers who have become Dublin County Senior Hurling champions following their victory over Lucan CBS in St Brigid's GAA Club. It was a fantastic game. Congratulations and well done to all involved. Well done to Ali McGuinness, Laura Carthy & Jessy Kelly who played with Dublin north side U13 girls in Carlow today. The U10 boys played Parnell's Thursday night under lights at Chanel grounds. Great experience for the lads and they came away with a win and a draw in the two games. Highlights were some fine points by Evan Carrick, Aaron McGee and Paul Fynes as well as the ability of the Maur's boys to get the ball in hand easily even off the AstroTurf surface. Clare Dowdall will be running a Dual foundation coaching course in the club over three Friday nights starting 22nd November 7pm to 9.30pm, 29th November and the 6th December. If you're interested in coaching or want to be involved with any juvenile teams for the 2014 session it is important that you take part in this course. It is to provide you with the tools needed to coach and organise a training session and learn new games and the breakdown of skills. You must be 16 years or older to participate in the course as it is accredited by the sports council. If you're interested in a place contact me directly Clare on 085-1617718. Tickets for St Maur's annual Christmas draw are now on sale, contact the office for a chance to win the following prizes: 1st Prize – Toyota Avensis or €20,000. 2nd Prize €10,000. 3rd Prize – €5,000. 4th Prize – Trip to New York or €2,000.
OUR intermediate footballers had another great win in the Leinster semi-final beating Ballyroan Abbey of Laois by 1-11 to 0-7. They will play in the Leinster Final on December 1. Congrats to our junior hurlers, who won the Millar Shield on Sunday beating St Brigid's 3-11 to 2-11. The Garda Band play a special concert in the clubhouse on Wednesday 27th November at 8 pm. Tickets available from clubhouse. A successful AGM was held on Wednesday last with Anthony Delaney elected as new chairman.
CONGRATULATIONS to our own Mikey Carton, who was awarded Dublin Senior Hurler of the year at the Friends of Dublin Hurling function last Friday night. It was a well-deserved award for this young dynamic player, who always gives his best to club and county. Mikey, along with Sam Maguire, helped us to successfully launch O'Toole's new range of leisurewear in Elvery's Clare Hall on Saturday. More congratulations to our wonderful adult ladies team, who, for the third year in a row are league champions. They overcame stiff opposition throughout the season and were crowned champions after a tough game against Fingallians. The girls were outstanding, faultless in their tactics, playing superbly and in the end they well-deserved to win. Our U8s training will continue through the winter on our all-weather pitch, with hurling on Mondays and football on Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm. Don't forget our club Nursery moved indoor last Saturday until the Christmas break, to the Donahies school gym. Times remain the same, 10am to 11.15am. The very popular Nursery is for boys and girls aged 4 to 7 years. Come along tonight and watch the game from Poznan live on the big screen and enjoy the atmosphere in our friendly lounge. This coming weekend, for your entertainment, Saturday is the ever popular 'Desire' and Sunday it's 'Whiplash'. Throughout the week you can play 'Poker', 'Pool', ladies & gents 'Darts' and much more. For further info call 01-8482641 after 7pm and ask our bar staff "what's on tonight". We would like to thank everyone that participated in our Annual Mass for deceased members on Sunday. It was lovely to see so many faces from the playing fields of yesteryear. From the clubs future in the shape of our young prayer readers to the mass celebrants who played for this historic and prestigious club many years ago, we again thank you. Our AGM will take place on Wednesday next 27th at 8pm. There was no winner of our weekly Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 9-16-19-21. This week the jackpot will be €1,300.
THE Parnell's senior hurlers completed a remarkable double last Sunday morning in St David's when they drew 0-16 to 2-10 v Kilmacud in the League. What a season for the lads and mentors, who will now be competing in the Senior A championship next year as well as AHL 2. Well done to Murph, Dave, Shane, Jimmy O'Grady and the lads. Our U21 hurlers competing at St David's beat O'Toole's by 6 points last Saturday in the Championship to progress to the quarter-final stage. Great team performance by all. Well done to Enda, Shane, Kevin and the lads. The Parnell's minor ladies footballers were narrowly beaten in the championship final. The mentors and girls had a great season. A lot of the girls are underage again next year, so the future is bright. Well done to Paul, Noel, Ross and the girls. There is Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm in the function room in Chanel. Great Prizes, Club Lotto and Raffle. The Lotto numbers for Monday November 11th were 1-7-13-23. The Bonus number was 11. There was no Jackpot winner. 2 people had 3 numbers. The Jackpot for Monday November 17th is a Massive €12,500 (capped) and tickets can be purchased from the bar. Texas Holden continues every Thursday at 8.30pm in the Bar. Our resident Traditional Irish music band Gan Ainm play every Thursday in the Bar at 8.30pm. Texas Holden continues every Thursday night in the Bar at 8.30pm. There is great entertainment in Chanel every weekend. Please check the website or Facebook for information.
WE start off this week with a well done to both our U21s. Both are through the second round of the Championship. Our footballers got a pass through the 1st round and will play St Anne's in the quarter-final away this Saturday at 2.30pm. All support very welcome. Lads, a gentle reminder training is Wednesday night. All players must attend. Congratulations to our U21 hurlers on a fine Championship win over a very strong Setanta team on Saturday afternoon. Excellent performances from all the players with special mention to Sean Collins for some fantastic scores, to Eoin Gillen for a superb all-round display and to Smythy for a flawless display of free-taking. Hard luck to a battling Setanta, we wish you well for the future. The club had a big win on Sunday morning in the county championship final over Kilmacud Crokes. A fantastic game, very closely matched teams, but Raheny walked away with the silverware. Well done to all the lads for your hard work and also to all the mentors involved in training and running the team. A fantastic achievement. Congratulations to both Paddy Reid and Gavin Ivory on receiving a nomination for Dublin Bus/Herald Dub Stars Football. Our mentors list is still not complete. Please send names into firstname.lastname@example.org. Vouchers will be given out on the mentors' night to those on the list ONLY. Mentors night is Friday 13th December and Awards night is Saturday 7th December. Zumba in the hall every Monday night at 7.30pm and Fitness classes with Louise are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9.15am and Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.30pm. All welcome. Trad music in the club every Wednesday night from 9pm. Up-to-date lotto results can be found on our website on Monday evenings from 10pm. Club lotto is at €5,800. If you're not in you can't win. Lotto can be played on line or in the club lounge.
RANELAGH Gaels Annual General Meeting took place on Friday. It was a well-attended meeting and a lot of extremely important matters were discussed and dealt with. Everyone at the club was sad to see Enda Marren stepped down as Treasurer and everyone thanks him for all of his dedication and hard work whilst he served on the committee. His replacement is Louise Donohue. Brid Firtear and Aoife Buckley are two new welcome additions to the committee. Sam Maguire and several of the All-Ireland winning Dublin team will visit the local schools in Ranelagh, which is sure to be a source of great excitement for the children of the area. The next draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto takes place in Smyth's on Thursday, November 28 when the top prize will be an impressive €3,800. Tickets cost just €2 and can be bought from all of the usual local points of sale or you can play without having to leave the comfort of your own home by logging in to www.locallotto.ie. The Ranelagh Gaels Academy is back in full swing and continues every Saturday at 12pm for an hour in Herbert Park. The Academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun and safe environment for children four-years-old and up. Unfortunately, due to space constraints, we are unable to welcome any new children into the Academy, though we are always on the look-out for parents to help out. Men's and ladies training are over for the season, though we will be back early in 2014 and plans are already being put in place for next year. 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.
OUR U10 team recorded a good win over Templeogue/Synge Street on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM. Welcome to our new committee members and we look forward to another great year. Committee meeting this Wednesday night at 7.30pm. Tickets are now on sale for our Christmas get together in The Pines on December 13th are now on sale. Tickets, including a 4 course meal, are €40 and are available from Eugene Murphy Jnr or any committee member. New players and members are always welcome.
ROUND TOWER, CLONDALKIN
CONGRATULATIONS to U16 ladies footballers, who defeated Ballyboden St Enda's to win Division 2 league title. U21 hurlers lost to Kilmacud Crokes in championship. The AGM will take place in the clubrooms on Saturday 23rd November 2013 at 5pm. Only paid up members are entitled to attend and only 'A' members are eligible to vote. Any membership status related queries should be directed to the Secretary at the earliest opportunity. Lotto results 11/11/2013: numbers were 7-10-23-29; Bonus Ball 30. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €6,900. Congratulations to Julie Hallows, Donegal John and Helen Fitzgerald, who were the three €100 winners. No Match 3 + Bonus Ball winner. This week's Jackpot €7,000. We are seeking participants for 2014 Jigs 'n' Reels to be held in late January in The Red Cow. Anyone interested please contact Damien Murray 086-8845676. A Christmas Social will be held in the clubhouse on Saturday 7th December with music by Johnny Peters and band. Entry €5. Please contact Sally on 086-0535178 for tickets. Looking to treat your kids to a GAA gift this Christmas? Jordan Hurls will be visiting the RT Nursery on Saturday 23rd November. John Jordan provides hurls that are made of Irish Ash with no imported ash used. They specialise in children's hurls for beginners, offering 20" and 30" hurls + grip + sliotar for €15. Individual children's hurls start at €6. You can contact Jordan Hurls direct at 053-9388752, 087-2867983 or email@example.com.
ROUND TOWER, LUSK
THE first Annual Girls 7-a-side 1st year Blitz took place in Round Towers last week. Many thanks to the players and teachers from Lusk, Skerries and Ardgillan Community Colleges who participated this year. The blitz started at a ferocious pace with some great scores and skill level in evidence from all involved. Skerries showed that they were going to be hard to beat in the tournament against a very hard working Lusk team. Ardgillan was up next and they showed glimpses of good form and that this was going to be an enjoyable outing for all involved. In a repeat of the first game, Lusk and Skerries proceeded to the final. Lusk came out fighting in the first half with a view of revenge for the first game defeat. Skerries then proceeded to dominate the game in the second half with the excellent Sarah Whelan showing her all round skills and team play. Lusk just couldn't find that killer goal and the game finished on a score line of 2-5 to 1-3 in favour of Skerries. Many thanks to Round Towers Lusk, John Daly, James Devlin, Karen Harford for assisting on the day & GPO Shane Treanor for organising the event. A special mention goes to Sarah Whelan, who picked up the Player of the Tournament award. Round Towers runs a Nursery every Saturday morning from 10.45am-12pm. We cater for boys and girls aged between 3-7 years old in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie with a small cost of €2. Please contact Shane Treanor for further details on 086 1608672 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers 2, 10, 23 & 25. €80 went to Trish & Brenda with €40 going to N Rooney, R McGrath and Anto & Peg. Next week's Jackpot is €8,800. Kevin Lynch provides the entertainment this Saturday night in the bar. All welcome to come along. Weekend Results: Our U12 Girls were away to St Mark's on Saturday, playing well and getting another victory under their belts. Grace Codd was Player of the Match, while Ivanna Niall got Most Improved Player.
SCOIL Uí CHONAILL
THE Division 4 promotion play-off final was rescheduled by the county board at the eleventh hour – apologies to any supporters who were not aware of this change. The final will now be played next Sunday at 11am in Tymon North. Adult hurlers are through to the Division 4 promotion play-offs despite losing to an unbeaten Na Fianna on Sunday. Details of the fixture will be circulated once they are available. Keep checking the website/Twitter/Facebook in case of any late changes to fixtures. The U7s welcome Beann Eadair to the club on Saturday morning with great games in both hurling and football. Well done to the organisers from both clubs and the parents who helped out on the day. The under-14s had a great trip to Sligo/Mayo at the weekend and the travelling party enjoyed their trip and challenge game. Well done to Ramona for her great organisation of all aspects of the trip. The under-9s had a trip to Croke Park to look forward to on Sunday and they all enjoyed the experience. After a break, Round 5 of Last Man Standing picks up next weekend – make sure you get your team pick to email@example.com before 12 noon on Saturday. Great to see both the intermediate football and hurling teams in the push for promotion, although the season is now extended into late November. As a result, we need to defer the end of season party in Clontarf Castle from 23rd November. The party includes a 3 course meal, dancing, award presentations and the chance to meet up with friends and members. Special congratulations to dual player Gerald O'Connell and fiancée Karen O'Neill on their wedding at the weekend. Hope to see as many as possible on the sideline next Sunday.
THEIP orainn sa Chraobh Faoi 21 in aghaidh Rath Éanna ar an Satharn. Bhíomar trí chúilín chun tosaigh ag leath-am ach bhíodar níos laidre sa tarna leath agus bhí an bua tuillte acu. Go n-éirí leo sa chéad babhta eile. Bhí bua maith ag na faoi 16 in aghaidh Uí Thuathail i rith na seachtaine agus bhí bua maith ag na faoi 14 in aghaidh Wild Geese ar an Domhnach sa chomórtas speisíalta atá ar siúl anois ag Cumann Chaoimhín. Bhí cluiche thar a bheith tábhachtach ag na Sóisir ar an Domhnach as baile agus d'éirigh linn an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar Naomh Oilibhéir Pluincéid Eoghan Ruadh tar éis fiche nóiméad am breise. Maith sibh. Beidh na Sinsear ar ais ag imirt ar an Domhnach seo chugainn as baile in aghaidh Naomh Fionnbarra sa leath-chraobh den "Top 4".Tá súil againn go mbeidh slua mór ann ag tacú linn. Beidh torthaí an Lotto le feiceáil ar leathnach Cumann Báire Setanta ar Facebook.
JUVENILE Academy: Our juvenile academy continues every Saturday from 12pm to 1pm and has now moved indoor to Scoil Mhuire. This will continue into the start of 2014 and a return date to Shanganagh Park will be communicated once available. Catering for children from 4 years old, at only €2 per session, covering Football, Hurling & camogie. All equipment is provided. Remember in accordance with the GAA all football players will be required to wear a gum shield. New members are always welcome. U10 Football Team: Our U10 team train every Wednesday evening from 7pm to 8pm indoor in Scoil Mhuire and every Saturday from 12pm to 1pm outdoor at Scoil Mhuire. Our aim is to register both an U11 Boys and U11 Girls in the U11 Dublin Football League in February 2014. If your child is 10 years old or under (both boys & girls) and would like to take part in the team, then call to Scoil Mhuire any Saturday or Wednesday to a training session or contact team manager Gabriel on 085-7254897 for more information. Club Merchandise: We now have Shankill GAA Club Children T-Shirts for sale. Children's T-Shirts are available to purchase off the rail (Sizes: 4-5, 6-7 & 8-9) at our juvenile academy each week for ONLY €15. They'll make a great Christmas present for someone, while also supporting your Club. Christmas Holidays: Our juvenile academy will have its last day on Saturday 14th December before the Christmas break, re-commencing on Saturday 18th January. Likewise our U10 Indoor Training will cease on Wednesday 11th December, re-commencing Wednesday 15th January. Christmas Draw: We are running a Fundraising Christmas Draw to help raise some much needed funds for the Club. There are some fantastic prizes to be won, with tickets only €2 each or a book of 6 for €5. The draw will take place on Thursday 12th December in St Anne's Resource Centre. Help support your club and purchase a ticket or two. Join us on Facebook & Follow us on Twitter.
A PROUD night for the club on Friday at the Friends of Dublin Hurling Awards as the club received the Juvenile Hurling Club of the year award. A great honour for the club and testament to all the hard work done by so many club volunteers over the past few years. Tonight, (Tuesday 19th) the U21 footballers play Ballinteer St John's in the Championship quarter-final in Ballinteer Community School at 7.45pm. On Sunday 24th, the senior footballers travel to meet Ballinteer St John's in the AFL2 play-offs in Marlay Park at 11am. All Support for both matches very welcome. For all upcoming fixtures, results, and updated news see www.skerriesharps.ie. Juvenile and adult weekly meetings on Thursday nights. Juveniles 9pm, adults 10pm. The Club's AGM will take place on Thursday November 28th. Juvenile Academy continues this Saturday 23rd November, Contact Stephen 085-1559546 for more details. Car Park Duty: Help the Harps Academy. Looking for volunteers to form a rota for Car Park duty on Saturday mornings from 10am to 11.30am. This would be a huge help to the running of the Academy and the Go Games matches, as the car park is full to capacity each week. So if you would like to help Contact Pat Delaney at 087-6181179. Notes for Diary: Annual Mass for Deceased Members in late November Date TBC. Clothing Collection will take place again in Mid Jan 2014, Date TBC. Please keep all your unwanted clothes or bring to club at times to be announced. Contact Aisling 086-1050556 or Fergal 086-8984657 for more details. Zingo result 1-3-5-6-7-4-2. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €2,500. Next draw Thursday night in Nealon's at 10.30pm. Envelopes available from Gary Holland or play on-line at skerriesharps.ie. Don't forget the Zingo helps support the daily running of the Harps. Every Envelope sold can make a difference. See latest club photos on www.flickr.com/skerriesharpsgac. The club extends its sympathy to Anne and John O'Connor and family on the recent death of Anne's mother. May she rest in peace. For all your insurance requirements, click on the Red Corner Money link on our website.
ST Anne's Camogie Annual AGM. Thursday 28th November @ 7.30pm In St Anne's Club. All players & parents are called to attend meeting. Tea/Coffee will be provided. Well done to all who took part in the sponsored walk and to all who helped out on the day. The Field Play will be on 24th November in aid of Tallaght Rehab Project. Tickets €10. Best of Luck to the senior ladies in their Cup Final next Sunday. Venue TBC. All support welcome. Our Karaoke competition continues with the next heat taking place next Friday 22nd November. Contact Declan@ 087-2832687 for more details. Lotto numbers for Sunday 17th November are 14, 18 & 24. There was no winner of the €5,000. Next week's jackpot will be €6,000. Lucky number was 12. There was 3 winners. Free live music every Saturday in our Bar no c/c. Thursday Sit down Trad sessions are back. Come along and join in or just sing along. Cash prize Bingo every Tuesday. All welcome along. Saturday 30th November is the Night we relive Strictly Dance Experience with the DVD on the big screen for all to see. Our Macra on a Saturday morning for boys & & girls aged 4-6 @ 10.30am-11.30am and our Camogie Giggling Girls @ 11.30am. New players always welcome to join in at any age. For more details on training times etc please contact our Games Promotions Officer Adam @ 087-6386394. Macra hurling/camogie Monday evenings 6-7pm for boys & girls age 4-7 years. Introduction to basic skills of Hurling. As always we welcome parent involvement. Function Room available for parties, prices are From FREE to DJ & Food package deal, or if you are having a small celebration, reserve space in our bar. Free live music every Saturday. Finger food can be arranged if required. Now taking bookings for 2013/14. Contact Leo @ 086-2650419. Sports hall available for hire, contact Leo @ 086-2650419. New people welcome along. For any club info contact PRO Linda @ 087-6124504. For more details on any of the above visit our website www.stannesgaa.com or our Facebook page.
STARS OF ERIN
TRAINING for all juveniles Thursday night 7pm till 8pm on the Astro Turf in Stepaside. Nursery takes place every Saturday morning in Glencullen 10am till 11am. Fundraising Xmas draw takes place on December 14th in Step Inn. Tickets €10 each. Please support clothes bank in Stars Car Park. Congratulations to Samantha Roberts on winning lotto jackpot €1,300. Numbers drawn 15-22-24. Next week's jackpot €200. The club would like to sympathise with the family of Steven Brennan of Jamestown, who passed away. He was a great supporter of the club. Rest In Peace.
THE Club AGM will take place on November 28th at 8pm in the upstairs lounge of Kavanagh's of Aughrim Street. All members are requested to attend. Find us on Facebook and twitter @stbrendansdub7 or check out our new look website www.stbrendansgaa.org.
CLUB AGM takes place this coming Sunday at 7.30pm in Russell Park. As always, it's important all members attend. See website and club noticeboards for motions and proposed executive for 2014. Hard luck to our U21 hurlers, AFL 3 footballers and AHL 7 hurlers, who were all narrowly beaten in their respective games at the weekend. Our Club Nursery continues to go from strength to strength and remains open for all 4-7 year olds in Castleknock and Blanchardstown, every Saturday morning from 9.30am. Great to see so many new members and families arriving down. New members welcome. Contact Paul on 087-9154748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Our Club Shop runs every Friday evening from 7pm and every Saturday morning from 10am. Last date for Christmas orders is November 30th. Orders are taken in club shop or by emailing Breege at email@example.com. There was no Lotto Jackpot winner last week in The Vineyard. Our jackpot now goes up to €7,800 for this week's draw in Russell Park on Thursday November 21st. Our U21 Footballers face Na Fianna in the A Championship quarter-final this Saturday at 2.30pm in Russell Park, while our AFL1 Footballers face Ballymun in the league on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm in Russell Park. Our minor hurlers face Thomas Davis in their League Final on Sunday also in Russell Park at 11am. See website for more fixtures and please support our teams. The Dublin U12 Handball Championships were held in Russell Park on Sunday with Stephen Jordan, Aoghan Hourican, and Sam Mulholland all making it through to the semi-finals. Next weekend sees the club host the U11, U12 and U13 semi-finals with yet more Brigid's players involved. See website for info and times. More great Fitness Classes now added to our TWIST timetable on Wednesdays with Ailish McKenna taking RIP 60/Bootcamp Class. The club are looking for 3 male members to take part in the Pieta House 'Mind Your Buddy' Campaign. If interested email firstname.lastname@example.org. Finally, our Gym/HPC is unavailable for use between 6pm and 8pm on Monday evenings.
APPLICANTS are invited to apply for the position of Trainer/Coach for 2014 season, for St Colmcille's adult team. All interested parties can e-mail Lorraine at email@example.com or phone 086-8159384. Applications to be in by Wednesday 20th November @5pm. New players that wish to transfer to us for next season should let us know before the 1st of December to ensure transfer request are sent in to Dublin County Board before the 8th of December. Juvenile training every Saturday at 12pm. The winning number in the Juveniles Bonus Ball draw was 28 – a nice €60 for one lucky person. Last week's Lotto numbers were (Draw 1) 2, 10, 29, 30 and (Draw 2) 7, 17, 26, 29. There were two €100 winners in each draw and that will remain the case until one of the two €10,000 jackpots is won. Envelopes are available in the Clubhouse, the Estuary Pub, the Harp Bar and the Pound Pub. You can now play Lotto on our club app just text Cilles to 087-1962013. You can now view our lotto results on our website www.stcolmcillesgaa.com. Last Wednesday our pool team travelled to Tallaght to play Marks (red). They continued their winning streak beating Marks (red) 6-4. Well done lads. This Wednesday they travel to Smithfield to play Delaney's. Best of luck lads. COTC. On Friday our two darts teams were in action. Cilles travelled to Rush to play The Cricket, where they beat Cricket 6-0. Cilles/O'Connor's were at home where they played The Strand A. The Strand beat us 4-2. This Friday Cilles V Strand A at home. Cilles/O'Connor's V's Walshes away. Best of luck lads. COTC. All welcome to come down to clubhouse on Friday to watch the darts.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
WE are having a Christmas Raffle with the draw taking place on December 14th at 2pm in the clubhouse. Each team mentor has been given tickets and it's our hope that each family would support the raffle by buying a ticket. There will be a Clothing Collection on Saturday 30th November. All bags will be collected at 1pm. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes in any condition. Good clothes will go to charity and the rest will be recycled for industry. We take bed linen, duvets, pillows, towels, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Bags can be dropped off to the clubhouse at the following times: Monday 25th November – Thursday 28th November from 7.30pm – 9.00pm; Saturday 30th November from 11.00am – 1.00pm. The Annual General Meeting is planned for December 4th at 9pm in the clubhouse. The club will be selling Christmas Trees at the clubhouse from Saturday 30th of November. The Lotto jackpot was €3,200 and the numbers drawn were 12, 15, 18 and 22. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Donal O'Hagan and Anne O'Connor. Next week's jackpot will be €3,300.
ST JAMES GAELS
WELL done to the under-12s, who won a very tight game against St Mark's on Saturday morning. Remember, the academy and all our juvenile teams either train or play matches on Saturday morning, so if you know anyone who would like to give Gaelic Football a go, bring them up as we have teams to cater for all ages, boys and girls. Sam is coming to the grounds for our awards night on the 12th of December. Also, the dates and teams have been confirmed for by far our most important event of the club year. The John Humphrey Cup will take place on the 28th/29th of December. Keep an eye of our website/Facebook page for the latest news on this event.
WELL done to our ladies minor footballers, who won the Minor Division 1A Championship Shield, defeating Na Fianna 8-9 to 3-9. The girls were in control for the whole match and led by 2-7 to 1-4 at half-time to win the club's first minor title in ladies football and the first Division 1 title in the ladies game in the club's history. The future is bright with the entire squad minor again next term. Well done to all the girls and the management team of Ann Kilcoyne and Liam Devanney. Well done to the U21 Hurlers, who had a comprehensive victory over Whitehall Colmcilles in their first game in the defence of their U21 Title. The lads won 4-19 to 0-8 in a game they dominated from start to finish. The St Jude's Strategic Review Committee (SRC) has been working over the past 12 months to draw information and experience from sources within and outside the club to deliver a proposed pathway for St Jude's GAA in how the club can prepare players and coaches going forward in order to compete at the top levels in all juvenile Codes, maintain senior status and gain status across all codes. A final report on the proposals being put forward by the SRC has now been prepared. A draft of this report has been presented to the Executive Committee. We would now like to invite all other members to attend a presentation of the final report on Thursday 21st November from 8.30pm-9,30pm in the back lounge. This is an important meeting for the club and I would urge any member with an interest in the future development and success of our games in Naomh Jude CLG to attend. There will be a night to celebrate 20 years since St Jude's gained senior football status on Saturday 23rd November. All the players from that era have been invited and it will be a great night meeting old friends and maybe making new ones. Everybody is invited and it is sure to be a great night.
OUR club brings the Sam Maguire Cup to visit our local schools this Friday 22nd November and the cup makes a return visit the following Friday for our members. Club trip to Ballina on Saturday 30th November, overnight €65 per person including B&B. Any member wishing to travel can contact club secretary. Club Christmas party on 7th December in Kilnamanagh Community Centre. Tickets €10 includes food, music etc. All sponsorship cards for Strictly Come Dancing event must be returned to John Fitzpatrick by Friday 29th November. Club Academy this Saturday and runs every Saturday at 10.30am-12pm in Kilnamanagh. All children aged 5-10 years welcome. Next Club committee meeting Thursday 9th December at 9.30pm. Club Lotto results Sunday 17th November 2013. Numbers drawn 4-11-27. No winner. (x3) prizes of €20 each to Al Mills, John O'Brien and Tony Brehany. Next week's jackpot €1,350. Thank you for your support. www.stkevinskilliansgaa.ie.
THE club AGM will take place on Tuesday 3rd of December in the Complex. The deadline for all nominations should be submitted to club secretary David Doran no later than today (Tuesday). Submission can be made by e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 086-3821304. As normal, only fully paid up club members are eligible to vote at the AGM but all are welcome to attend. Well done to the junior footballers on winning their relegation play-off. It was an excellent comeback by the lads, after being 6 points down with just minutes remaining to come back and win by a point. The lads retain their place in AFL Division 7 next season.
HARD luck to the minor football team, who were knocked out of the Championship. Congratulations to Michael Collins on winning the Karaoke challenge. All members be advised that the Club AGM will be held on Tuesday 26th November 2013 @7.30pm. Membership is now due; please pay ASAP. Must pay before 31st January 2014. Ceile classes every Monday at 8.30pm in the club. Santa will be coming to St Mark's on Sunday the 15th of December, more details to follow. Bingo every Thursday night in the hall from 8pm, everyone welcome. Saturday the 23rd of November music by Pat the Hat. Carvery in the club every Sunday from 1pm, come on in and enjoy the food and watch all the days sports on the different screens. Please continue to support the club Lotto. No winners of this week's Jackpots. First Jackpot €10,000 – 12, 20, 21 & 24. Second Jackpot €6,750 – 8, 11, 23 & 26. Winners of the six €50 Prizes. 1. Mark O'Meara 2. Maurice Doyle 3. Eileen Farrell 4. Alison McCarthy 5. S Humphreys 6. Louise, Cian & Nicole Masterson. Fourth of the 10 €1,000 draw winners is David Brown C/O Frank Doyle.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
OUR old friend Sam Maguire will be in the club next Saturday between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. All members are invited to attend. Congrats to our senior team on maintaining their Division 1 status with a well-earned draw against Ballyboden in Saggart last Wednesday evening. The final minutes were nerve-wrecking as Boden came from two points down to draw level with almost the last kick of the game. Our thanks to Niall, Bonzo, Byrner and Coyner for their efforts throughout the year. Our juniors were very unlucky to lose out to Fingallians after extra-time in their league semi-final. Our thanks to Ryaner, David, Gavin, Jacs and Cricket for their support throughout the year. As the season comes to a close, a date for your diary is Saturday December 7th when we hold our members Xmas night. Our AGM takes place on Thursday evening at 8pm sharp in the clubrooms. There has been a fantastic response to our girls' underage academy. Both Emma 085-7419114 and Cathy 086-8061400 are delighted with the turnout, but we now require adult help for such a large group of girls. If any parents or individuals can help out please give either of the girls a call. Training continues every Wednesday at 6.30pm. Our juvenile academy continues again next Saturday, with the 4 and 5 year olds being coached from 10am to 11am and the 6 to 7 year olds from 11am to 12 noon. All children are welcome to attend. No winner of last week's lotto, the numbers were 2-6-7-23. Jackpot this week is €1,400. There were 4 winners of the match 3 numbers.
ST Monica's would like to thank, most sincerely, Gerry and Cora Monahan for once more making the trip over from New York to attend our annual awards evening and to present the Terry Monahan Memorial Award to this year's winner – Pat Finn. Our U16s girls' team were chosen as this year's winner of the Young Club Person(s) of the Year for winning back-to-back championships. Congratulations to our player of the year award winners, Dean Rooney (POY AFL 3), Keith Dempsey (PPOY AFL3), Declan Carroll (POY AFL 10), Gerry Kirwan (PPOY AFL 10), Jessie Lynch (POY Ladies team) and Leanne Kelly (PPOY Ladies team). On Saturday night, the inaugural St Monica's Team of 2013 was announced, Robbie Kinsella, Ryan Wosser, Tracey McCrudden, Dean Rooney, Chris (Git) Redmond, Ciara Kelly, Keith Dempsey, Ger Coughlan, Lisa Pidgeon, Mark (Bulldog) Lyons, Lynn Rush, Karl Cruise, Stephen Taggart, Suzanne Farrelly, Paulo Kelly. Well done and congratulations to you all on your awards. Congratulations also to Ann Eglinton, who was awarded the Ladies Darts Player of the Year for 2013. Our Annual Mass takes place this coming Wednesday night at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Fr Dave will be our celebrant and all members, players and friends of St Monica's are welcome to attend. No winner in our club lotto. Numbers drawn were 3-8-16. This week's jackpot will be in excess of €1,050. Well done to Aislinn, Andrea and Robyn, who represented the club on the Dublin U13 Development Squad, who did extremely well in the Leinster Blitz last Saturday. Best wishes to Lisa Breheny and Sorcha O'Kelly, who travel to Carlow this coming Saturday to play for the Dublin U15 Development Squad. Girls' Gaelic football coaching every Saturday morning for girls aged 8-12 years from 12.15pm in the Youth Centre Hall, plus our football nursery for children aged 4-8 years, continues on Thursday from 5.45pm in the Youth Centre Hall. New players are most welcome. For more info contact Liam Kelly on 086-890121.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
COMMISERATIONS to junior hurling team on defeat after extra-time to Setanta in league final. Camogie & ladies football AGM on Monday 25th November @ 8pm. Juvenile AGM on Wednesday 27th November @ 9pm. All Juvenile team managers, mentors, helpers and parents invited to attend. Mentors Night Function in clubhouse on Friday 29th November. Club AGM @ 8.30pm on Thursday 5th December. Launch of Strictly Plunkett's and Christmas Jumper night in clubhouse on Friday 6th December. Admission by ticket @ €5 per person. Limited availability. Fixtures: Saturday 23rd November – U21 Football B championship quarter-final V Ballymun Kickhams, Pairc Ciceam @ 2.30pm. Support for team appreciated. Lotto numbers for Sunday 17th November were: 2-19-22-28. No Winner. Match 3 winners: Damien Walsh, Sarah Comerford, Tom Turley, Thomas Curtin, Patrick Curtin, Brendan Carr, and Maria Carr. Jackpot next weekend €3,750.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
LEAGUES are finishing up for the year, but that doesn't mean that St Pat's are letting up on matches. Our U10 boys had a good win away to Templeogue Synge St with an impressive passing display. Our U11 boys faced Thomas Davis for the first time. In contrasting games, we led in one match and trailed in the other at half-time. However, favours were reversed in the second half in both games – with Pat's coming back strongly in one and being neck and neck in the other. Thomas Davis came out on top eventually and we look forward to their next encounter. The U12 boys were beaten by a strong St Margaret's team, but had a sound game on the full pitch so it all bodes well for their entry into U13 football next year. Congratulations to our U13 girls who took on a solid St James Gaels side on a cold Ballamastone afternoon. Their win over Gaels 8-11 to 3-08 sees them finish second in their league in this, their first-ever season of footie. Well done to Fiona, Joe, Damian and their squad. Our minors played St Vincent's in the Semi-Final of their Championship. Hopes were high, as we had beaten them during the league campaign. However, it wasn't to be and a stronger Vincent's side came away victorious. We wish them well in the Final. The last match of the weekend was our U12 girls, who continue their winning ways with a 6-08 to 2-06 win over Foxrock Cabinteely. Finally, a reminder that our AGM will take place on 9 December in The Waterside House Hotel at 8pm. For more information on this and all things Pat's, please see our website stpatsgaa.com or our Facebook page StPatsGAA.
ST PATRICK'S, PALMERSTOWN
HARD luck to our U12 footballers, who lost by 3 points to a very strong Ballyboden side in their 2nd place play-off. All our players did themselves, their parents and the club very proud. Minor footballers staged a phenomenal comeback in second half of championship semi-final out in Drumnigh yesterday. Despite their massive efforts, the lads bowed out at the final whistle. They still have the league well within their grasp and recovery time will be short as they take on Thomas Ashe in St Margaret's on Sunday 24th at 11am in league semi-final. Best of luck to them from the whole club. They have made us very proud with their efforts over the last couple of years and truly deserve league honours. Junior footballers play Trinity Gaels in Drumnigh at 3pm next Sunday. From January 1st, it will be compulsory for ALL football players adult and juvenile to wear gum shields when training and playing. We will try to arrange dates for the dentist to visit clubhouse to fit customised gum shields over the next few weeks. Club mass for deceased members will take place this Saturday at 8pm in the clubhouse. All are welcome to attend. If you wish to have a relative or friend remembered at the mass please text name to Ronan Mullins 086-2834399. Lotto Results: 2nd Draw: 09-10-17-19. No winner. Any 3 numbers: Bernie Kavanagh, Liam Kavanagh, Grainne Faughnan. Next draw 24/11/13 jackpot €8,800. Tickets are available throughout the week from SuperValu, Palmerstown House, Chapelizod Post Office, and Mullingar House.