BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
THERE was no winner of the lotto this week which means next week's jackpot is €3000. Match 1st 3 winners were Betty & Linda O'Connell, Woodlawn Park Grove, Firhouse, Pat Nash, Templeroan Park, Knocklyon and James Galavan, The Avenue, Rathfarnham. The winner of the Weekly Subscribers Draw Gavin Duff, Ashton Avenue, Knocklyon while Jimmy Woulfe from Killeen Woods, Oakpark won the Monthly Subscribers Draw. Communication is a key for Ballyboden St Enda's, we are looking for more people to get involved with our weekly newsletter on a week on/off basis. Our weekly email plays an important role in informing members of what is going on in the club on a weekly basis. If you are interested in helping out please email: email@example.com. Calling all sports enthusiasts, after our successful first outing in 2012, Ballyboden St Enda's Sportsprophet league for 2013 is up and running. First prize is €500. The closing date is March 8th. Results from this weekend include the Senior 2 camogie team off to a winning league start with a 5-10 to 1-7 victory away to Naomh Fionnbarra and the Senior 6 camogie team also start with a win over Setanta 7-0 to 2-3. In Football, the Seniors lost out to neighbours Thomas Davis with a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-13. The Intermediates were unlucky against Clontarf when they lost with a scoreline of 0-08 to 1-09. For futher results and fixtues log onto www.bodengaa.ie. Congratulations to our represententives on the Dublin Minors in their win in the Leinster League C Basquel, S Molony , D Gogan , S Clayton, W Egan , C Bates and T Hanifin. Ballyboden St Enda's Gala & Presentation Awards Night will take place in the Red Cow Hotel on the 22nd March. Tickets are priced at €25 per person. For ticket information, Contact Liam Deane 0876471121 or Ned Slattery on 087 9978365.
WELL done to the Second team who beat Naomh Barróg away last Sunday in the Sheridan Cup. The first team play Whitehall Colmcille away this Sunday the 10th of March at 10:30am in a Division 3 league match. The Second team play Na Gaeil Oga away also on Sunday the 10th at midday in a Division 9 league match. Juvenile Results: Saturday the 2nd of March: Hard Luck to the U8s mixed team who were beaten by St Margaret's in their first official match since forming. Well done to the U-9's Boys team, the St Peter's U10s & U11s teams who were all victorious in their matches against Tyrrellstown, Fingallians (B) and Liffey Gaels respectively. Sunday the 3rd of March: Well done to the U-14's Girls Team on a great win v St. Finian's (Newcastle). Hard Luck to the U12's Girls team who lost in a close match to Round Towers (L). St. Peters Minor team got walk over v's Scoil Ui Chonaill in the league. Juvenile Fixtures: Saturday the 9th of March: The St. Peters U13's & U16's teams both have away matches at 3.30pm. Sunday the 10th of March: The U-14 Girls team have an away match at 1pm. Annual Membership due. Pay either a mentor or a committee member.
WELL done to Dylan Nolan on his success with the Dublin trials. Congratulations to the Girls Team on their fantastic win over the weekend against Erin Go Bragh. Happy 50th Birthday to Shay Dunne from all at the club. All membership is now due, if you haven't returned your membership please return it as soon as possible. Anyone not registered is not insured to play in any matches. This week's lotto numbers were 04, 13, 22, 26; there was no winner of this week's jackpot €9,000. The four €30 winners are John Cunningham, Margaret Glynn, Jennifer Reynor, Wayne Stanley. Draw held each Sunday night at 10:30pm in Chasers. 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 Gaelic football academy for boys & girls age 5 to 8 will take place on Saturday mornings from 10am to 11am behind De La Salle primary school. The club is always looking for new players for all teams; anyone interested can contact Niall on (087) 629 4691. Anyone with photos or short match reports for our website please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS week's hero of the week is Jack Nolan from our under-11s team. See his team report below. Our under-10s had great competitive games against Whitehall on Saturday with one win and a loss. All played well, but the stand out players were Alex Matthews and Cian Fahey, well done everyone and training is on Wednesday again. Our under-11s had a fine day out on Saturday away to Wanderers, with a massive win, but the stand out player, star man, and club hero of the week, is the aforementioned Jack Nolan. Jack climbed to the summit today, with an incredible contribution of three goals and a point for his team in a wonderful display. Take a bow Jack, this week's club hero of the week. Our under-14s had a training week, and it culminated with a game v the under-15s, with who, the lads were training all week. The league resumes next week with a game against Whitehall at home. The big news this week though, is the addition to management of Kevin Leahy and Allan Hubbard. Here's to their experience having as significant an impact on the lads, as they do on the field of play. Our minors won on Sunday also, pulling away with 10 to go for a great win over Thomas Ashe. Good performances from Kevin Kelly, Ryan Swift and Fionn Andrews, allied with two superb points from corner-back David Bolger, meant the lads won their 2nd league game. Training Monday night at 8pm, and a challenge against Dunshaughlin at 8pm on Wednesday. All support welcome. With less than 2 weeks to go to our senior All Ireland club final appearance, the club is gearing up for the big day. The Mace on Glasnevin avenue has various pieces of merchandise for sale and will have increased stock soon, with supporters tee shirts and wrist bands all coming soon, to supplement the already existing stock of flags, scarves, car flags etc. We urge you to decorate your house in support of the local heroes, and add to the explosion of red and green that the area has seen in recent days. We would also like to thank BRL who are assisting us in decorating the Ballymun town centre for the big day. Ticket prices are €25 for adult and €5 for under 16's and can be purchased online at GAA.ie or from certain Centra and Supervalu shops (list is available on GAA.ie). Thank you to everyone involved in the ticket sales night in the Autobahn last Friday in particular, Dermot McMahon, and to Eoin Roche, Darren Fitzpatrick and Dave Power for erecting flags in the locality over the last week. Terrific job lads. On the subject of our seniors, they had a fine win on Sunday over St Vincent's in the cup by a score of 4-15 to 1-9. The members and friends all send best wishes to Gerry Dolan for a speedy recovery. For more info please visit our website www.ballymunkickhams.com
THERE was no winner of the club lotto this week. The jackpot is now €2,300 - tickets from usual sellers and at club. Marking national tree week, club neighbour John Deegan of Garden Style will be planting 100 trees this Saturday 9th of March at 11.45 at Páirc O Ruairc and giving a talk to the juvenile players. The junior team had a good cup win for on Sunday and a good start to the year - well done. The Peil Na mBan season started at the weekend with 3 teams in action and good wins at U13s and U11s - Peil na mBan subscriptions are now due. Over 40s football league commences on March 22nd and there will be training on Thursday nights at 8.45. There is a committee meeting this Wednesday 6th at 9pm. We are more than half way there on our old mobile phone collection. We are seeking 250 old phones which we can swap for a defibrillator for the club - thanks for support and keep them coming.
THE Club Executive encourage members to contribute to the Bond Scheme in the hope that the building of the clubhouse can begin in 2013. The Bond Scheme form is on the website, and please dont hesitate to ask any of the Executive members for details. Well done to the Division 1 Minor Ladies football team who got the year off to a great start with a 5-8 to 4-9 win over Templeogue at the weekend. Congratulations to the U14 team who won the Damian Brennan Memorial Tournament in Confey, beating Dunboyne in the Final by 2 points. Well done also to Molly O'Neill and Aoife Whelan who were part of the Dublin U14 Ladies Football Team who played Meath in the 1st Round of the Leinster Championship at the weekend. Although the team lost, it was a huge honour for the girls, especially for Aoife, who captained the side. A special mention must also go to Ciarán Kilkenny who made his League debut for the Dubs at the weekend. Castleknock GAA Adult Awards Night will take place Friday 15th March in Castleknock Hotel. Tickets are Eur25 including a buffet. There will be a Mother's Day Cake Sale next Sunday, 10th March, in Laurel Lodge Community Centre from 10am to 1pm. All proceeds in aid of Feile 2013 boys and girls. Please support. In light of recent thefts in Dublin GAA clubs can members be vigilant about not leaving valuables in cars when training or attending matches. Please continue to send in your registrations for the coming year. If you are not registered you are not insured to play. The nursery is being run every Saturday at 10am in Somerton, and all new players and families are as always very welcome to join. If interested, please contact Louise at 085 1534270. Signs surrounding the main pitch in Somerton are now on sale, for more info contact Charlie at 0851101008.
FIRST team were defeated in cup by St Vincent's while second team had a good win over Man O' War both in cup. U8's and U11's both had good wins at the weekend. No winner of this week's Lucky Dip. Numbers drawn 7,8,15,28. Next week's jackpot €1755. Save the date folks Friday 12th April. Naul's Next Top model. We are holding a fashion show in The Bracken Cort Hotel. It's a night not to be missed. More details to follow soon. Any ladies looking to play football for the coming year, come on down to training on Wednesday and Friday Night. Also nursery training every Sat morning 10-11
TEAM of the week is our U15 hurlers in Division 1 after a victory over Lucan. MOTM is Jack Higgins. Great wins recorded by adult footballers and hurlers. Also by U15,13,12,11,10, 9 boys and U15 girls. Well done Andy Foley and Conor Mullins, on Dublin minor team winning Leinster League Saturday. Also Jack McCaffrey v Mayo. Also to Heather Bolger and Aoibhe Bell, part of U14s, losing to Meath in Leinster Championship Saturday. Easter camp 26th-28th March for boys/girls aged 5-13. Details on website. Memberships now over due. Hurley Repair Initiative, see details on website and at An Siopa. Congrats to Fiona Coughlan, member of our ladies seniors, captaining Ireland rugby ladies team to a first Triple Crown recently. Condolonces to Brendan Doody's family on the sad passing of his father Paddy. Paddy worked in many capacities for the club over many years and will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm dilís. No lotto winner. Numbers drawn 12,13,16,20. Tom Doherty and Chanel McCarrick win €50. Next week's lotto now €5.3k. Sign up now/play for €2 on www.clontarfgaa.com
U8, U9s, U10s and U11s played their final Indoor Games in Gormanstown on Sunday last and achieved very high rankings throughout what was a very successful and enjoyable tournament. U13 had very positive start to new league with good win over St. Annes at home. U13 Camogie had a great game against Round Towers. Fixtures: U8's are at home to Lucan on 10am. U9's away to Kevins 10am. U10's home to St. Patricks at 11am. U11's are away to Erin's Isle @11am. Camogie: U13's at jome to St Finian's at 10am. Table Quiz in the Poitin Stil Saturday 9th from 8pm. Always a great night out. Membership is now due for 2013. You can pay membership online on, www.commercialshurlingclub.gaa.ie or to your mentor at training. It is important to note that if membership is not paid, players are not insured for training or matches. Training times are as follows until further notice. Monday 5-6pm Under 9 Camogie Tuesday 5-6pm Academy, 6-7pm Under 8/U9 Group I, 7-8pm Under 10, 6-7pm Under 16 Camogie, 6.30 - 7.30pm U 11's Hurling, 7-8 pm U15's Hurling Wednesday 6.30 - 7.30pm Under 11 Camogie, 7.30 -8.30pm Under13 Camogie. Thursday 6-7pm under 8/9 Group II **, 7-8pm under 13.
NO winner of last week lotto 14 match 3 €43 each next week jackpot €2500 Academy continues to flourish every Sat 11.00 and Wed 4.30 for boys and girls 4-7yrs all new members are made very welcome please contact Ronnie 087-2953984. Great games over the weekend especially the u 8s for a fabulous display of football in May park and to all teams that participated in the Gormanstown indoor hurling tournament that ended Sunday. Kids disco this Friday in our club hall for all boys and girls 6 - 12yrs €3 for members and friends €5 doors open 7.30- 9.30 pm all welcome. Many thanks to everyone that helped out in Artane castle giving out Easter camp leaflets. We are looking for any volunteers for our recruitment drive to seek out new members and drive on the good name of the club contact Mark 087-2386468.Easter camp details; Week 1: Ages 4-8yrs Monday 25th March to Thursday 28th March. Week 2: Ages 4-12yrs Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 5th April cost €25 and €5 discount for early registration contact Ronnie 0872953984. Open day and information day for all new and existing members will be held in the club lounge from 12-3pm March 9th there will be light refreshments and food available, games and face painting please spread the word and invite any potential members from your neighbor hood. The golden goal continues every week please give your support the training field development. Important dates for our diary. The annual dinner dance is on the usual date of Sat 16th March tickets €30 and it is confirmed that this years major fundraising event is a white collar boxing challenge against our good old rivals O Toole's, for tickets and details of all events contact secretary 0876374619
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
NO winner of this week's lotto. Numbers were 10 13 28. Next week's jackpot €3650. Two x €20 winners: Ed Elliott c/o Billy & KHJQ c/o Mick. Thanks for your continued support. U9s and U10s had a good mornings football against St James Gaels and Ballinteer St John's respectively- thanks to our hosts James Gaels for hosting U9s - best on day for teams were James Carty, Patrick Carty, Tyler Meade and Cian O'Neill. Well done to the men's team who maintained their unbeaten run in the cup with a win over Ballinteer St John's. Man of the match was Karl Skelly along with solid performances from Derek Boyle, Derek Byrne and Darren Byrne. We wish a speedy recovery to full-back Glenn Moran who was injured during the game. The juvenile section annual fun run will take place on St Patrick's Day. Sponsorship cards are available from Billy or Ken. The club will host an Easter Camp during week commencing 25th March. Priced at only €10 for the week this is fantastic value. Again, contact Billy or Ken for registration forms. Juvenile and ladies training continues as usual. Under 14 ladies trained last Saturday morning for the first time. Best of luck to Mark Mooney and his team on this venture.
ALL fixtures and training dates and times for Adult teams are now available on our website under the calendar tab. Juvenile teams are to be added in the coming weeks so keep an eye out on our website. Winners of the monthly draw for January were €1,000 Gerry Orr, €200 Ger Gavigan, €100 Jamie Maher, €50 Stephen Hyland, €50 Christopher Gill and there are limited number spaces available in this draw so anyone interested in entering please contact Jimbob immediately. Junior hurlers were edged out by Na Fianna in a relatively good performance on Sunday morning. This weekend it is the turn of the footballers with both the Intermediate Footballers and the Div10 Dazzlers in action on Sunday and both are trying to keep pace at top of their respective leagues. Performance of the week goes to our Ladies Camogie team who got their league campaign off to a great start with an impressive win. Stand out player on the day was Jill Rogers who was making a step up to the adult team from the U16 ranks and was superb. SUBS are now due for the 2013 season and players are urged to start paying as soon as possible. You can pay your subs in a number of different ways including a Direct Debit Transfer or Standing Order for more information on these please contact Andrew Comerford or Gavin O'Donovan. Crumlin GAA Easter Sunday Draw in aid of the juvenile section will be held on the 31st of March at 9pm and the draw is limited to 150 tickets. Tickets cost 20 euro each and are on sale now from Stephen Palmer/Jimmy Cullen/Maurice Kerrigan or from behind the bar. Lotto numbers drawn were 18,23,28,29. There was No Winner and 2 people matched 3 numbers. Next weeks JACKPOT is €4,300. Our Function Room is now available to rent and there is no charge for more information contact us at email@example.com. Joker Poker was not won and next weeks jackpot will be €700. Aces Poker EVERY Wednesday night in Clubrooms Start @ 8.30. Club Bingo Every Sunday Night in Clubrooms.
IT may not have been what the founding grandees of the GAA had in mind 131 years ago but what a night the club put on Saturday when the twists, flicks and kicks of Not Strictly Dancing took over the Cuala Hall. Well done to the winner on the night Blathnaid Ní Cofaigh and all the participants who have trained as hard as any Championship team over recent months and produced performances to be proud of. Thanks to all those who sponsored or supported in any way what was a great evening and very much at the heart of the Cuala catchphrase that we are as much a way of life as a club. You really must check out the pictures on the website. Well done to the Minor Footballers 'A' team who carved out a tight 0-10 to 1-04 win over St Sylvester's in Division One of the League. Well done also to our Minor Camogie team who played their first match at this grade in club colours at the weekend. Next up in the Development League is a trip to Oliver Plunkett's next weekend. There was a fine performance from the U12 Girls footballers on Sunday with a good win over Na Fianna at Collinstown. Great result for the U13A Footballers who won 4-7 to 3-9 in a rescheduled grading league match against Kilmacud on Sunday, that after another single point win over Lucan in their first outing in the Hurling League 24 hours before. Well done also to the U14 Hurlers who pulled out a top-drawer league win over St Vincent's on Saturday. Hard luck to the U15A hurlers who held reigning champions Ballyboden for 40 minutes on their first outing back in Division One but were overcome in the end. The adult hurlers have a club quiz night on Saturday March 9th. €40 for a table of four, 100 questions on every topic you can imagine and plenty of fun as well. Gaelic for Mothers and others will be resuming training this week. The aim is to provide mums and friends an opportunity to play Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive, social environment. As well as keeping fit and having a laugh, new members are very welcome, no experience necessary and no need to be a mum either! For further information contact Frances Burns on 087 9942389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DUBLIN SUPPORTERS CLUB
A REMINDER that arrangements have been made for the presentation to mark the 50th anniversary of this All-Ireland success in conjunction with our Player of the Year Awards will take place on Wednesday March 13 at 8:15 in the Regency Hotel. Tickets at only €25 (including dinner) are available from the contact details below. It will be a great night to remember our previous champions and we would therefore encourage members to support this function. We will also use the night to make our presentations for the Players of the Year as voted by the membership. Membership renewal forms have issued & a form is also available at www.thehill.ie. New membersip cards will issue over the coming few weeks. The club also invites those interested in joining the committee to contact the club at email@example.com. Dublin GAA Supporters Club - proudly supporting Gaelic games in Dublin for over 40 years.
ERIN GO BRAGH
THERE was no winner of our weekly Lotto draw. The numbers were 11,13,23,24. Well done to our U11 girls who beat Ballyboden St Enda's in hunters run last Saturday by 1-14 to 2-2. Well done to our U12 camogie team performed well against 2 Na Fianna teams in the Mobhi Road blitz. Great start to the season for our U12 girls beating Fingal Ravens 7-6 to 0-1. Hard luck to our first team footballers who were beaten on Sunday in the Parson cup away to Raheny on a scoreline of 1-10 to 3-4. A Cycleton will take place on Saturday April 20th from 9-10am to 5-6pm. In The Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. We are looking for players from our Adult hurling and Football teams to take part. We require 5 groups of 4 people to cover the 2 hour slots (2 cycling + 2 collecting). Contact Finbarr Barrett 0863837411 for details.
MEMBERSHIP is now due. Juvenile membership can be paid to Yvonne Berrigan (086-0790924) in the juvenile shop on Saturday mornings from 10am 'til 1pm and adult membership can be paid to Mairéad Maguire 087-6676350 or any executive member. Juvenile mentors friday night football on all weather pitch from 8-9pm. Anyone interested contact Andrew Finnegan on 0864067080. The info night for Conquer Corann Tuathail takes place on Tuesday 5th March at 9:30. Well done to the U12 boys who had a convincing win over Erin go Bragh on Saturday. Alex and Sam doing great work in defence with Nico, Eoin and Craig playing a stormer in the middle and getting some nice scores. Any ladies under 21 who fancy playing minor football please get in touch with Fran Kenny or Gavin Moloney. Thanks to everyone who supported the Fixtures Family Fun Quiz last Friday. The dancers and chancers practicing is in full swing. The actual event takes place on Friday March 15th. Tickets are €10. Contact Kieran Walsh 0863687537 or Angie Casey 0861686468 for more details. Live musical entertainment in the bar every Sunday and Karen Black and the Cubes play every Monday. There was no winner of last Thursdays lotto. Numbers drawn were 3,8,14,18 and bonus 7. This week's Jackpot is €9,400. Thanks for your continued support. Lotto is available to play via direct debit if you choose. Contact Johnny Redmond for more details on0872349167.
THE senior hurlers had a great win in the Boland Cup against Craobh Chiaráin, fantastic team performance all round. All other adult teams were narrowly defeated in their first league games of the year. Some of last year's minors have progressed to adult level, well done to those who played in their first adult game. A great start to the season for the U14, U15 and U16 hurlers who all won their first round league matches this weekend. Senior Camogie had a great win over Raheny in their 1st league game of the year. U15s had a good win in the league over Castleknock. U14s played out a thrilling draw with Kilmacud in the league. U12s played brilliantly in the first 2013 mini blitz, this 5th Class group has 45 players & have fantastic potential. U13s had a resounding win over an enthusiastic Erin's Isle, they retain their status at the top of division one. Congratulations to all the boys & girls of St Josephs and St Pius X who were confirmed this week. Deepest sympathy is extended to Fran Murphy on the death of his mother. May she rest in eternal peace. Annual membership is now overdue. In conjunction with this year's National Gathering Festival we in Faughs are hosting "Cruinniu Fag a Bealach" and would appreciate suggestions or offers of help to Monica @ 0874150116. Club Lotto: Numbers drawn were 6; 7; 14 and 16. No winner. Two 'Match 3' winners (share €200)- Eoin & Kevina Reynolds and John Fitzpatrick both C/O Club, next weeks jackpot will be €6,600.
WAGS BAGS this Saturday in Kettles Hotel from 12pm to 7pm, come along on the day and bag yourself a bargain, please contact Ann Fox on 086-1771027 or Maura Norton on 087-9936458 as soon as you can to donate your handbag. Well done to our senior team on a good win away to St. Pats (D) on Sunday and well done to our junior team on a draw away to Innisfails on Sunday, both cup games. Well done to Darren Daly and the Dublin senior football team on a good win against Mayo in the league last Saturday. Thanks to everyone who helped out hosting Knockmore GAA from Mayo last Saturday. Full round of adult league games next Sunday in Rolestown Division 2 play Round Towers (C). Division 5 play St Brigid's, both games at 10.30am. Division 10 team play Fingallians at 12pm. 2013 membership is now due, membership forms are available on our website www.fingalravens.com or at the clubhouse, as agreed at the AGM, members must have their membership paid in full by 31st March. Anyone interested in running for Lord Mayor of Rolestown please contact Declan O'Brien on 086-2673830 as soon as possible as we will shortly be holding a launch where the candidates will be announced. We would like to send our condolences to the Walsh family on their sudden death of Alan Durkan in Australia. Any mentors that need to be trained up on the defibulator please let Elaine Casey know on 087-9612660. Lotto numbers were 5, 12, 27 & 37, 1 match 3 winner of €250 Ray Fitzpatrick, well done, next weeks jackpot is €5,749.
ANOTHER great week for the club with our Senior and Junior Footballers recording wins and also our U9, U11, U12A, U13 & U16 with our U14 hurlers drawing. A reminder that our Easter Camp will be held from 25th - 28th March for boys & girls aged 4 - 13 years in Hurling & Football. Members €30 & Non-members €50. Fingallians will take part in this years Swords St Patrick's Day Parade - all teams will meet at 11.15 at Coláiste Cholim. Club colours to be worn on day by all teams also any academy kids can wear anything green if they don't have club gear. There will be two prizes on the day - one for the "best team" and another for the "best buggy". Our Dublin All Star Paul Flynn will be the Judge on the day. There will be entertainment in the club after the parade with live music in the hall from 1.15 - 4.30pm and also DJ Alan Healy. Tea/coffee, sambo's & burgers will be available from the bar, with all Croke Park games on the TV. There are still some places for some male volunteer dancers for "Fingallians Strictly Come Dancing", but time is running out to step forward. If you'd like to see your husband, partner, father, brother, best friend or boyfriend show just how well they really can dance given a bit of coaching, then gently (or not so gently) persuade them to give it a go. And watch them be first up on the floor at the next wedding. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Oisín on 086 8516210. Well done to our Scór na bPáistí team who were competing this weekend in the Dublin event. We won 1st place in the Irish dancing and 2nd place in the solo singing. Comhghairdeas do gach éinne a bhí páirteach. Seachtain na Gaeilge runs from 4th to 17th March and Fingallians are part of this great opportunity to promote the language. Prize for "Cainteoir na Seachtaine" will be awarded to the person that makes the greatest effort to use their Irish. Mentors and bainisteoirí will be ag éist!! Parents as well as players will be eligible. Sunday 10th March at 5pm a football match will be held "as Gaeilge" on the All weather between ár gcailíní faoi 10 agus Domhnach Beathach. Monday 11th March at 7pm on the main pitch our Junior Ladies v Na Gaeil Óga in another match trí Ghaeilge. Friday 15th March at 8pm a bilingual table quiz will be held in the clubhouse. Great opportunity to use your Irish in a relaxed environment. Suitable for any level. Píosa craic le píosa Gaeilge, bit of craic with a bit of Irish. Adult Dancing takes place in our main hall each Sunday night from 8pm with the band 'Knockout' on 10th and 'Black Lace' on the 17th. Next Sunday see the top two clash in Division 1: Dublin v Kildare in Croke Park @ 2pm. (Match will be shown live in the club bar). Congratulations to the Dublin Minor Footballers who claimed the Leinster Minor Football League on Saturday Morning. The club would like to wish Barry Cahill all the best as he has decided to hang up his boots at inter-county level.
FRIENDS OF DUBLIN HURLING
ROUND 2 of the National League brings us to Belfast on Sunday next. We will be running buses as usual. We will be leaving from The Premier Inn, Airside at 10.30am sharp. Cost is €10 for adults and €5 for juveniles. To book a seat text your name to 0872331983 by 6pm on Thursday. Only those who book in advance may travel. Buses will return to Dublin immediately after the game. We will be asking all those who travel to pick their man of the match. All winners will be honoured at the Awards Night at the Red Cow Hotel on Friday November 15. The winner of the man of the match award for the Offaly game was Conal Keaney. The winner of the members draw for February is Sinead Plunkett from Bayside. She wins a free bus trip for two to the Antrim game and two tickets to the Dublin v Limerick game at Croke Park on Saturday March 16. All those who sign up in March will be in a draw for tickets to Dublin's final League game and hopefully that will be the League final on May 5th and will be in a draw for a 4-Ball in the famous K-Club on Friday September 6thh. You can sign up online at www.fodh.ie. You can also send €20 and your details to Tom O'Donnell. Games Office, St Vincent's CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin 11.Friends of Dublin Hurling have 850 members at the moment. We are hoping to pass the 1,000 mark this year. We are looking for a representative from each club to sell memberships on our behalf. If you are willing to do so contact Michael at 0872331983. We will be holding our AGM at Parnell Park on Monday March 11 at 8pm.
THERE was a full list of fixtures played over the weekend. There were notable wins for the u13 camogie, away to Na Fianna and the u10 footballers who beat St Mark's in Galty. The club Registrar again asks for a speedy response to the membership fees. The club will be introducing a 2-tier pricing system at the members bar in the near future. Details are available in the clubhouse. The juvenile section will be participating in a Dublin City TV production in the near future. It will be run in conjunction with the St Kevin's Easter Tournament. On St Patrick's Day there will be a children's party in the clubhouse. There will be a DJ a magician and a Treasure Hunt for the kids and music in the member's bar for the parents. From 1st March the club LOTTO can be played on-line through the club website. It is planned to facilitate payment of fees using the same system. The club LOTTO was not won this week. The numbers were 15-17-26. Next weeks jackpot will be €600. Bingo continues every Wednesday at 8.30 and we have live music in the club every Saturday at 9pm.
THE Club Lotto Draw is on every Monday night, the Jackpot for Monday the 4th March is €4,300, and the draw takes place in Peggy Kellys Pub, Harolds Cross at approx 9.30pm. Contact Gerry Hall for tickets or info on 087 6463950. Thanks to everyone who took part in the Texas Holdem Fundraiser Night last Thursday in Rosie O'Gradys . Special thanks to Iarla Nolan and Michael Murphy for organizing it. We are holding a Basic First Aid Course Wednesday night from 8- 9-30pm in Loreto School, any coaches, helpers & interested parents should attend, contact Paul Mac for details on 086 2414260. Well done to the Senior Hurlers who beat Clan Na Gael in the Corn Ui Laochra last weekend. Seniors play Mattock Rangers in Leinster League Saturday 9th march in Dolphin Park @ 4pm. Hard luck to the Junior Hurlers who were narrowly beaten by Naomh Fionnbarra last Sunday in the Corn Fag A Bealach Cup. Hard luck to the Adult Camogie team who were beaten by Clonkill in the Leinstar League last Saturday, next game is Saturday 9th v Glenealy in Dolphin Park at 2.30pm. Minor Hurlers play Ballyboden in Dolphin Park Sunday 10th at 10.30am. Kevins Annual Dinner Dance is on Saturday March 16th this year on the MV Cill Airne Boat, tickets are limited to 80, so book quick ,contact Jenny for tickets on 086 8910914. Kevins Annual Easter Tournament is on Good Friday 29th March for juveniles and Easter Saturday the 30th for the Adults competition. Any teams wishing to participate should contact Paul McManus on 086 2414260. Volunteers also needed to help out over the weekend. Easter Hurling Camp coming up soon, from Monday 25th March to Thursday 28th March, from 10am to 2.30pm, for 4year olds up to 12 year olds. Cost €40, to book contact Gerry Brennan on 086 3818788 or Paul Mac Manus 086 2414260. There are some county board practical workshops being held in the next few months, please see website for details, it's recommended that team coaches go to whichever one's they feel appropriate for their team. If any member of the club wants a copy of the new club strategy document, contact David Hyland on 087 3687349. The ABC hurling nursery for 4-7s is on every Saturday in Loreto at the usual times of 10.30 to 11.30. Well done to all the coaches, parents & helpers. Contact David with any queries on 087 3687349, all newcomers welcome, hurls and helmets provided.
A GREAT night was had in the club on Friday night. The successful senior and U21B hurling champions received their championship medals in the company of friends and club members, old and new. The 1974, 1976, and 1985 winning teams were present on the night, which was a great success, and a fitting tribute to two great teams. Adult football teams were involved in cup action over the weekend. The AFL4 team were beaten by Round Towers by 2 points, with Ray Mangan scoring the Crokes' goal. The AFL6 team were given a walkover from Naomh Fionbarra on Sunday morning, with manager Seamus Clancy showing his dedication by flying home from America on Saturday evening. The AFL9 team kept their winning start going with another tight victory over Na Gaeil Óga in the Phoenix Park, 0.7 to 0.5, special mention to the full-back line of Collie Murphy, Thomas Corcoran and Ciarán Doyle who were excellent throughout. Well done to the U14 ladies football team who defeated Ballyboden St. Enda's 5-11 to 3-3. Hard luck to the UCD hurlers and their strong Crokes' contingent who were beaten in the Fitzgibbon cup semi-final on Friday. Congratulations to former Crokes' player Ian Madigan on his call up to the Irish rugby squad. Ian was one of the key players on the All-Ireland Féile victory team in 2003. Good luck to the Crokes players involved with Dublin teams in senior football and hurling, and U21 football championship over the coming week.
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WELL done to our U10 camogie team who won all their games in their blitz last Sun in Liffey Park. Thank you to all who helped out on the day. Our Juvenile section is back in full swing with games every Sat and Sun. New players are always welcome. Our Nursery for 4-7 year olds runs every Sat at 10:30. Adult football training continues every Tues and Thurs under lights up on the pitch. Registration is now due for all players. Juveniles membershipis: Nursery €20, U8s and upwards €50. All registration must be paid by March 31st, after this date any unregistered players will not be allowed play. PLEASE NOTE: From Jan. 1st 2013 all Juvenile football players must wear a gumshield during training sessions and matches!! New Club Lotto Envelopes are now in use. Please play your part by buying/selling our club lotto. Don't forget you can also play online so therefore not missing out on any lotto draw!! Don't forget to visit our website www.liffeygaels.ie, 'like' the club on Facebook, follow on Twitter @LiffeyGaelsGaa or email requests/questions to email@example.com. New players are always welcome to join our adult and juvenile teams. We cater for boys and girls in football, camogie, hurling and ladies football. Adults can contact Keith D'arcy at 0876738605, juveniles can contact Sar Foley at 0872330443. All teams are now back training. You can view our exhibitors from our recent Business Expo on our Facebook page.
WE were extremely saddened last week to learn of the death of Tom Duff .Tom is father of Peter and Andrew, both current players with the club. Tom was involved himself with juvenile teams over the years and was a great promoter of the Club lotto up until his illness in recent years. He was a great character around the Club and will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis. The 12th Lock Fight Night takes place this Saturday 9th March at 7:30. Tickets are selling fast and we expect to be sold out by the weekend. Tickets can be purchased from the clubhouse bar or online through our website. Membership due and can be paid on www.lucansarsfields.ie or at the clubhouse bar. There will be a strict no pay no play policy in place this year. Well done to our U-9 boys footballers who won two from two against Round Towers and three from three against Naomh Olaf on Saturday morning. Our Golf Society's first outing is at The famous K-Club on Sat April 6th. New members are welcome and the membership fee is only €20. As members had not made reservations for the overnight at Tulfarris the Hotel has now cancelled the Friday booking. We will have our usual outing there on Saturday May 18th. Stuck for a birthday party idea? Why not book the All Weather Pitch in Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club for games or matches and a party in the Clubhouse afterwards. Package includes the full pitch from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on a Sunday afternoon and a reserved area in the Clubhouse from 2.30pm onwards for your party. You may bring you own food but all drinks must be purchased in the Club bar. Cost is €100 for non-members and €80 for members. Contact Alice on 0860805055 for bookings. Only one party booking per week so book early to avoid disappointment. We are pleased to announce that for every club member who books a course in Coláiste Laichtin for July or August the club will receive €100.Our nurseries for boys and girls born in 2006,2007 and 2008 continue every Saturday at 1.30pm on our all weather pitch at The 12th Lock. Camogie nursery at 2:15pm for girls aged 6 and over. This is your child's chance to be coached by Dublin senior hurling captain Johnny McCaffrey. Set dancing continues each Wednesday at 8.30pm. 25 Card Drive continues every Frid night in the Clubhouse, €5 entry, 1st prize €50. All are welcome. Lotto numbers 7-11-14-16. No winner. Next week's jackpot €14,000. Mary Flannery's team will be in charge next Sunday when our sponsor will be Lucan Village Pharmacy.
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U8s lost out to Round Towers Lusk on Saturday. U9s had a great win over St Monica's. Player of the match was James O'Connor. U12s boys beat Peregrines 4-5 to 0-5 - well done lads. Cuchulainn minors had a good win over Na Fianna on Sunday. Well done lads. Men's 2nd team lost out to Clann Mhuire on Sunday. U12 girls had a great win over Garristown on Sunday. U14 girls had a great win over Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday, winning 8-6 to 7-6. U15 girls lost away to Clontarf on Saturday. Minor ladies game was called off. Last but certainly not least a special mention for our Under 10s who had massive weekend which started with putting in a winning performance on Saturday against Castleknock. Captain for the day was Mark McMahon. Player of the match was Adam Melia and skill of match went to Conor Dolan. All team played brilliantly. Then onwards they went to croke park where they showed the skill and team play of the club in front of 20,000 supporters. Well done to the u10s on a very proud day for your families and the club, thanks to all the parents and mentors for helping out on the night. The monthly members club draw is starting again in March. €10 entry per month. Each month 1st prize €350, 2nd prize €150. Application forms available on our club website (www.manowargfc.com). Participants can pay by cash, monthly direct debit or via paypal on the website. If interested please have entry in 15th March.
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NA Dubh Ghall U10 footballers beat St Sylvester's by 10 points saturday morning in a tough but fair match. Well done to all. Six wins out of six = 18 points. League winners for the U10 hurlers in Gormanston on Sunday afternoon. Congrats to Sean, Cian, Cian, paddy , Adam, Nathan, Connor, Scott, Aaron, Ben, Cian & Jack. Fantastic all-round display from all players. Well done! Big thank you from the club to all the lads, parents and supporters for attending for last 6 weeks. Again congratulations to all on a great achievement. After a sluggish start the NDG U12s produced some excellent football to run out 5-8 to 5-1 winners against Parnell's. A great team effort and a big thanks to Cian, Connor, Nathan and Parry from the U10's for turning out also. Congratulations to all the players that made their confirmation on Friday last we hope you all had a great weekend. Na Dubh Ghall U13 girls beat a good Kilmacud Crokes side on Saturday afternoon by 7-6 to 2-3. Great display from all the girls on there first league outing of the year. Player of the match goes to whole team! Well done to all. Training on Thursday at usual time. Good luck to all the girls from the club on getting confirmed next weekend. Hope you all have a great day. The U16 Girls were narrowly beaten by Ballyboden. Great effort for the first game of Season. More to come from the girls, who showed great determination and resilience. POTM the entire team. Club 45 winning number was 10. Winner is John Nestor. A small number of spaces left in 45 Club Contact John Bowes 0872957217.
CONGRATULATIONS to both senior footballers and hurlers on their respective cup wins at weekend, hurlers winning after extra time. Inter footballers also had a good win and hard luck to both Junior football teams who just lost out. Good weekend for Minor Footballers with wins for A's and B's while C's were unlucky to lose. In hurling, our Inters had a good win while our Juniors were narrowly beaten. Senior 5 Camogie team got walkover and congrats to Senior 2 Camogie team off to a great start after their opening win last Thursday night. Great week for our handballers who brought two more titles to Na Fianna. Egin Jensen and Frank Daly won their fourth in a row over 45A Leinster doubles title while Cliona Ui Dhálaigh along with her Brian Boru partner Aine Gorman took the Leinster Junior Ladies Doubles title, congratulations to all. Fine performances from Na Fianna's Tomás Brady, Jonny Cooper and Paddy Quinn in Dublin's NFL Division 1 win over Mayo in Croke Park on Saturday night. Congratulations to Leah Caffrey who was awarded Dublin Minor Players' Player of the Year 2012 at a recent ceremony in Croke Park. League football this coming Sunday with all adult football teams in action. Seniors play Parnells in Mobhi Road, Inters play Naomh Olaf away, Junior A's play Thomas Davis in Collinstown and Junior C's travel to Wild Geese, all matches throw in at 10.30am. Our AFL10 team play Clan Na Gael in Collinstown at 12 midday also on Sunday while both Minor hurling teams play away on Sunday at 11am, A's travel to Naomh Fionbarra while B's travel to St Vincents. Best of luck to all teams and all support welcome. Tráth na gCeist Sunday 10th March, bilingual family quiz fundraiser for Minor ladies footballers, €10 per table please support. Thanks to all who supported last Sunday's Spring Fair and to Martin Quilty and his crew for the hard work. Congratulations to Scoil Mobhi who celebrated their 40th Anniversary in style over the weekend. Bulk Clothing Collection running until 24th March, please bring your surplus clothing, shoes, curtains, blankets etc. to Dressing Room 4. St.Patrick's Day in Na Fianna includes specially themed menu, drinks at €3.50 and live music from Invincibles. Club Céilí this Frid 9.30pm in Scoil Chaitríona with Brian Boru Céilí Band.
MEMBERSHIP is now overdue. Players will not be allowed to play for the club if the membership isn't paid by the 31st of March. The weekly mentor meeting is on every Wednesday at 9. Garda Vetting forms need to be returned. The Mini leagues are on every Saturday at 10. All welcome. The winning numbers were for the last week's club lotto were 7, 16, 17, 24 and 5, 8, 11, 16. Congratulations to Phyllis Dornan on winning the second jackpot of €5,600. Lotto Jackpot this Thursday is €6,000 and €200, a yearly subscription to the lotto is available, payable in one go or by standing order. The standing order form is now available on the club website. Live Music from 'Flashbacks' this Sunday (Mother's Day) from 6 to 8. The annual dinner dance is Friday the 22nd of March in the Marine Hotel. Tickets are 30 euro and can be purchased from Aubrey Doran 087 9126611 and George Tyndall 087 2400569. Tickets are limited so book them early. The over 40's social football was enjoyed by all on Friday night. It is on again this Friday. Contact Dick Fields 087 6322746 if interested. Our neighbouring soccer club Kilbarrack United are having a Strictly Come Dancing Event on the 8th of March in the Regency Hotel. Our very own James Nolan and Brian Fitzgerald are participating. The judging of the event is largely based on the audience so in order for one of them to win, they will need our support. There will be a cake sale on Saturday morning in Barróg as a fundraiser for the girls Feile team. Please support. Well done to the Inter and Junior C footballers on their cup wins over the weekend. Great win for the u14 camogie team also.
A MIXED bag of results this weekend senior hurlers lost to Setanta in a cup game while our junior hurlers beat Kevin's in their cup match. Well done lads. Our u8's had two good wins in their games. Our senior camogie team lost in their game but the management team were very pleased with the performance of our young players who were making their debut in the senior side. Junior camogie team received a walk over in their opening game. Our minor footballers drew with Balinteer in a very closely contested game. It was a very good game to watch well done to both sides. Our team of the week this week is our u16 hurlers who had an excellent win over St Brigid's in the Bogie's Our supporters were treated to a great game, very sporting with some very good patches of hurling. Every player played a part in this victory from our goalkeeper to our forwards. Well done to the management team also they are doing a great job with this side. Best of luck in the league lads you are doing your club proud. Comhghairdeachais to Eoghan Ó Fógartaigh who was on the winning IT Blanchardstown team who won the Trench cup for the first time. Well done to all concerned. The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Fred Turner (senior) Hope to see you out and about again soon Fred. Executive meeting on Thursday next 8pm. Juvenile meeting on Tuesday night 9pm. Music in clubhouse every weekend see notice board for details. Carvery in club every Sunday. Calling all men who think they would like to be part of the Cabra men's choir. Come along to upstairs bar at 7pm on Thurs. Lotto nos 5, 24, 28: no winner. Next week's lotto is €1,200.
ST MAUR'S will hold their AGM Wednesday the 27th of March 2013 in the Club House. Any motions or amendments will be accepted up until 13th March 2013. Adult results: Vincent de Paul Cup St Maur's 3-16 Parnells 1-09. Stacey Cup St Maur's 0-08 Clontarf 0-10. MFL2 St Maur's beat Fingallians. Adult Hurling results Doyle Cup Raheny 2-12 St Maur's 0-12. U16 hurling v Fingal Gaels. A great first outing Fingal 4-5 O'Toole's 2-4. The lads all put in a massive effort in this tough battle. They showed what good skills and discipline can do. This is a great start to the season. Training at Skerries main pitch on Thursday @ 7pm be there by 6.50pm. Well done to our first ever Minor Ladies team in the history of the club who won their first league match today against Thomas Davis. Half time we had only scored 2 points but by final whistle we had it in the bag with a score of 5-5 to 2-7. Maur's U13 footballers won against St Patricks of Palmerstown away. Maur's U12s footballers lost out to Whitehall Colmcille away on Saturday. The under-11s played football at home against St Jude's. The home side played extremely well as a team. Those on the score sheet included Aaron O'Reilly, Cameron Coffey and Seán O'Neill. With this being their second win in the 2013 football league, U11s are off to a great start. Man of the Match was awarded to Sam Oladimeji. The U10 footballers were away to Trinity Gaels and had a great match. Paul Fynes scored several points from play; he was well-supported up front by Evan Carthy. Evan Carrick a recent addition to the team had a great match and contributed to the team's 38-26 victory.The Maur's Gold started well with Aidan Harford scoring some lovely points from play in the first half. Finn MacEntee was solid in the backs, with little getting passed him and finding Dylan Landy in midfield to push forward during the game. U8s played against Raheny in Rush. Great performance from all the boys with a very good level of skill and no shortage of effort. Well done to Ciarán Reddin who played for Dublin on Saturday against Mayo in NFL in his third league match this year. Ciarán was an inspiration to the many young Maur's players who were in Croke Park to watch the match. Well done to Neil Rock who led out Dublin in Croke Park and received a presentation at half time from the president of the GAA. Neil has been a star player for St Maur's and was one of many stars for Rush NS when they won Cumann Na mBunscol Division 1 title for the first time this year. Gormanstown indoor hurling tournament saw Maurs finish in joint second over all club in the competition for the Bob Doyle trophy. The Connor Kelly player of the tournament trophy which was awarded to Adam Kelly Kiernan. Maurs won the U9 and u12 leagues and were in contention for all the other leagues. Well done to all the boys & girls who competed. Finished on a real high winning 8-0. A special thanks goes to our own Canice Reade and Ann Harford for organising and running the tournament along with Denis from Skerries Harpes who all at Maurs wish the best to during the week. Club Bar will be open on Sundays from 1.30 pm for the foreseeable future. No lucky winner of this week's lotto of €3,500. Winning numbers were 17,19,24,29. The 5 lucky €50 dips were Marcela McKitrick, Holiday Money, Rita Mc Girl, Harriet Byrne, Tommy Hayden. Next weeks lotto will be €3,750. Contact the Club for booking functions etc on www.Maur's.ie or ring the office on 8438233 and contact. Susane, Jenifer or Peter who will deal with any enquiries you may have.
THE senior camogie girls got their league season off to a positive start with a win over Erin's Isle. It's great to see so many young players coming into this squad. Their next game is in the Leinster league next Saturday at home. Well done to our minor footballers who put on a fine display to overcome Castleknock. We had wins also for our Under 11, 12 and 13 footballers and our Under 10 camogie girls. The club is proud to announce that Paddy Gorey is the new senior hurling manager. He will be joined by Andrew Ritwegger, Stephen Rafter and Brian Foy. We wish you the best of luck for the year ahead. All membership fees are now due and must be paid immediately. You can get an extra €20 on your Loyalty Card if you pay before the 8th of March. Congratulations to Michael and Kathleen Colreavy who were selected as Tesco Club People of the year and to Orla Colreavy and Alan Barnes who have just announced their engagement. Well done to our Ballad Group who won the Dublin final of Scór. The Club has just re launched it's very popular Golfing Society. There are a number of very attractive outings scheduled. The Captain is Andrew Ritwegger and he has all the details. Congratulations to Damien Reale and Ivanka who are celebrating the arrival of their daughter Bonnie. Well done to Kevin O'Brien who put on a great display for the Dubs against Mayo and to up and coming club star Ciara Holland who receiverd her Cumann na Mbunscoil award. It was nice to see Ladies football legend Denise Masterson back on the field for the Jackies against Cork at the weekend.
LAST Sunday saw a particularly impressive display with 5 of our teams out on Sunday all winning. The morning started with both our minor Footballers, who played Castleknock in their second league game winning on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-8, while our senior hurlers played Naomh Barróg in the Ceitin cup and won. Our intermediate footballers then took to the stage playing St. Marks and won out 3-11 to 1-11in an action packed game in the Loving Cup. Our Junior hurlers then faced Na Fianna in their first competitive game in the Millar Cup and won out 1-8 to 0-13. These great performances by our adult section was followed by a good start to the League for Olafs U16 Ladies footballers who beat O'Dwyer's away today by 1-22 to 1-3. Giordan Brewer scored 0-12 (1f) in a fantastic display at half-forward. Congratulations to Niamh Donnelly who played for Dublin U16s & to Clara O'Sullivan who played for Dublin U14s both against Meath in the Leinster Championship. Naomh Olaf Easter Camps 2013 take place on the 2nd to the 5th of April. The camp starts at 9.30am and finished at 2.00pm. The Easter Camp is an activity programme combining coaching excellence and playing facilities to create a fun and enjoyable learning environment for all involved. Registration forms can be downloaded from the club website naomholaf.ie. For more information Contact Darren Egan; 087 708 5913. Congratulations to Kevin Birrane, Donnybrook and formerly of Wedgewood and to Lorna Egan of Rathangan, County Kildare, on their recent engagement. There was no winner of the joker's wild so next week's jackpot is worth €1550. There was no winner of this week's lotto. The numbers drawn were 10, 16, 22. Next week's jackpot is €1600.
THE team of the week this week were the U-11 footballers sponsored by Moriarty's SuperValu who had a great win over St Vincent's on Saturday morning with Chloe Johnson excelling for O'Dwyer's. Elsewhere on the field the U-14 hurlers were victorious in their first league game of the season. Unfortunately results were not so kind for the U-9 footballers who were on the wrong end of a tight match with Whitehall and the Minor Footballers who also fell at the hands of Whitehall, while the U-12 lost out to Na Fianna in a hugely entertaining game. Congratulations to the U-11 hurlers that won the Gormanstown Indoor hurling competition for a second year in a row. Hard luck to our Junior Footballs on Sunday afternoon, after they narrowly lost out to Beann Eadair on a score of 0-07 to 0-10 in the cup. The game saw O'Dwyer's fielding an experimental line up which included plenty of youth. Furthermore the hurlers lost out in their first outing of the season. The Intermediate footballers Joy Cup game has been rescheduled for Tuesday 5th March at 21:00 in St Birgid's. A special thank you to all who volunteered their time on Saturday to help paint the clubhouse and don't forget we will be hard at it again this Saturday so come along and dig in. O'Dwyer's GAA would like to wish its deepest sympathies to the family and friends on the death of John Kiernan. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam. Training continues for all teams, and all details are available on the website, any enquiries regarding to juvenile training can contact Barry Mullane GPO on 0861069752, Culture club has also resumed for details Freda 0863249476. If you interested in having a function in the clubhouse please contact Mick on 0862020052.Membership for 2013 is now due and we always welcome new members both playing & social. The Juvenile AGM will take place on Thursday the 14 March @ 20.00 and we would ask all Parents and Mentors to attend, Bookings are now been taken for our Easter camps Priced € 25 and registration takes place Saturday morning in the club from 11.00-12.30 book early to avoid disappointment.
THE overall work-rate and a great team performance proved too much for local club Naomh Barróg on Sunday morning, when our Minor footballers beat them by two points. This was largely due to the grit determination of Graham Dihn who scored that all-important goal in the dying minutes. Alongside Graham as outstanding players, were; Andrew Farrell, Eoghan Darcy, Lee Harris & Luke Myers. Well done to our up and coming superstar U9's who showed great potential on Saturday in their home games. What a start to the Hurling league our U14 boys had over the weekend, when they won away to St Peregrine's. Our U16 hurlers were unlucky to have been beaten in their first match of the season on Saturday. The team pulled together and worked like Trojans. No doubt this effort, if sustained, will pay off in future games. Man of the match was our own Gavin Keane. Juvenile registrations are now due. Fees can be paid to Kelly in the club this evening (Tuesday) between 7 and 7.30pm. U8 football & hurling training Monday and Wednesday's 6-7pm. Get your child involved in great club Call Sue on 0867220582. Our guitar lessons are restarting tomorrow Wednesday, so don't miss the chance to see your star shine, give us a call today on 8482641 or 0863060524 for more info. This coming weekend for you entertainment you can listen to 2 new bands: Sat 9th is 'Clockwise' and Sun 10th (Mothers Day) 'After Dawn'. Would you like your company name centre stage? Our boxing superstars are looking for you to sponsor them in their forthcoming boxing extravaganza on Saturday25th May. Tickets for this enormous fundraising event are on sale NOW in the clubhouse. It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Eric Hannigan and extend our sympathies to his family, Eric was not only our member but was father to U15 player, Dean. There was no winner of our weekly club lotto. The numbers drawn were: 12, 17, 19, 20. Next week jackpot will be a staggering €7,200
GREAT wins by the Intermediates and Junior 2 teams last weekend against Na Fianna and Oliver Plunkett's respectively, well done lads. Senior Football training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.45 p.m. in Chanel. Adult hurling training continues every Monday and Wednesday in Chanel at 7pm. Adult fixtures for next weekend are Seniors v Na Fianna in Mobhi Road at 10.30 on Sunday morning, Intermediates v Round Towers, Lusk at home in Chanel Sunday morning 10.30,Junior 2 at home in Chanel to St Finian's, Swords 10.30 am and Junior3s at home in Chanel to Clontarf at 12.00pm, best of luck to all teams, your support of all teams is very much appreciated by the lads. There were two firsts in the Clubs last weekend. Parnell's Senior Camogie team had their first ever game v Naomh Barróg and had an amazing victory, well done to Anto, Chris and Sue and all the girls, also the Ladies football minor team had their first ever game and were very unlucky in defeat. This is again a great sign of how Parnell's is developing rapidly over the last few years. There was great performances this weekend also in the Juvenile section, The under 10,s had 2 great wins away to Castleknock and the Under 13 Hurlers, s also had a great win at home to Castleknock, well done to all concerned. The nursery continues every Saturday morning at 10.00 a.m., Peter and all the coaches are doing a great job and numbers are increasing on a weekly basis. There is an adult sorts meeting this Tuesday March 5th in Chanel at 9.00p.m,all adult teams must be represented on the night. The Lotto Jackpot was not won last week, the winning numbers were 1-15-16-19 and the bonus number was 4,one person had 3 numbers. The Jackpot for Monday March 4th is €4,700 and tickets can be purchased from the bar. Irish classes continue every Monday in Chanel at 7.00 p.m. and Texas Holden continues every Thurs at 9.00 p.m. in the bar.
A MAGNIFICIENT turnout in St Anne's Park last Sunday following a protracted period of inactivity. Failte roimh cach. Junior hurlers had a good win v St Maur's and now face neighbours Clontarf in the cup final. AFL4 unlucky v Garda and AFL7 won v a spirited Erin Go Bragh. U13 footballers had a good win v St Finian's. AFLI lost cup game v St Sylvester' s. Wonderful to see the club now fielding three senior camogie teams and 3rd team excelled v Trinity Gaels. Senior 1 looked impressive in challenge v Na Fianna and the future looks bright. Mothers Day Brunch next Sun 11.00am-2.00pm. All proceeds to Temple Street Children's Hospital. Tell your mammy you love her, tickets on sale in Club lounge. Operation transformation has finished with a loss of over 30 Stone and a gain of 920euro for Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource Foundation. Reducing Raheny is starting up and weigh-in tonight in Club Lounge at 8pm. Any Queries Alison 086-2909022. No GAA4MAs training for next two weeks. Many thanks to Mick Harford and his excellent staff in St Anne's Park who maintain a superb facility. Senior hurlers went offside recently to Ballina [Tipperary] and had a ball. Sincere thanks to all in Ballina. Well done to Dublin Senior and Minor teams v Mayo and Kildare and good luck to seniors v Kildare. Torthai an Chrannchur 25-02. Uimhreacha 1-5-13-18. Ni raibh aon buaiteoir. Pota Or 04.03 E2000. Go n-eiri libh go leir. Ta Seachtain na Gaeilge anois ar shiul agus ma ta aon Gaielge aghaibh libh-labhair. Na bach leis an liotriochacht.
RANELAGH Gaels will be holding a table quiz in Smyths on Thursday night. The fun gets underway at 8.0 and tables of four cost just €30. A great night is in prospect, with top prizes on offer in the quiz and, if general knowledge isn't your thing, in the raffle. We're looking forward to seeing you all then.
The Gaels' men's team are in action again in AFL Division 8 against St Joseph's OCB on Sunday at 11.0 in Bushy Park following last weekend's disappointing Murphy Cup defeat to Scoil Ui Chonail. The next draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto will be on Thursday, March 28 in Humphries when the jackpot will be an impressive €3,000. Tickets for the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto cost just €2 and can be bought from all of the local points of sale. You can even play without leaving the comfort of your sitting room - simply log on to www.locallotto.ie. The Ranelagh Gaels Juvenile Academy continues every Saturday between 12.0-1.0 at Herbert Park. Each week children from four-years-old come along for an hour's fun Gaelic Games instruction in a fun and safe environment. All parents and children are welcome to join in - training gets underway at midday. Ranelagh men's and ladies' training continues every Monday night at Clann na Gael Fontenoy's pitch (8.30) in Ringsend and the men's team are out again on Wednesdays night is St Mary's Hall in Rathmines (9.0). All new players of all abilities are welcome to join and full details of training times and venues are available on our great website, www.ranelaghgaels.ie. You can also get more information by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For full details of our Youth Academy, the club lotto and all of our news visit our brilliant website - www.ranelaghgaels.ie.
THERE will be a bucket collection outside all Masses in the Holy Spirit Church this weekend. There is a Committee Meeting tonight at 7pm in the Perrystown Comm Centre. Lotto Draw takes place this Sat - Jackpot is still not won so buy your lucky ticket today. Help is required with our U.8 team on Sat mornings, contact Joe Kearney if you can give hime a dig out. We will run the Kellog's Cúl Camps from Monday 1st of July to Friday 5th July. Club membership is now overdue and we have adopted a strict 'no pay no play' policy. New members are always welcome, playing and non-playing - we have a job for everyone!
ROUND TOWER, CLONDALKIN
SENIOR footballers lost to Templeogue SS, the Intermediates defeated Kilmacud Crokes and the Juniors lost to Ballyboden St Enda's, all in cup fixures. The minor footballers beat St. Marks in the league. The senior hurlers defeated Castleknock and the junior hurlers defeated St Pat's Donabate, both also in cup fixtures. Membership is now overdue. Renewal forms available on the club website or in reception in the clubrooms. Details have been announced of celebrations planned to mark the official opening of the Monastery Road development. On Friday 19 April, a gala dinner will be held in Monastery Road and the following day the Dublin senior footballers will play an inter-county fixture. Further details available on our website. Tickets for the dinner are priced at €45 and can be booked by contacting Jessica O'Malley at 087 280 6273. Final entries for Sports Predictor 2013 are being accepted. Please return completed forms ASAP. Congratulations to Dean Alford who spoke on youth volunteering and club administration at National Youth Congress in Croke Park last weekend and will also address the GAA Annual Congress in Derry later this month. Lotto results 25/2/2013: numbers were 8 - 14 - 27 - 30; Bonus Ball 18. There was no winner of the Jackpot of €10,000. Congratulations to Paddy Lynch, Anthony Nolan and Molsey who were the three €100 winners. Match 3 + Bonus Ball winner was Oliver McCabe. This week's Jackpot €10,000. Pick your Lotto Team Leader and help them become the Top Friday Night seller. One hour once every 7 weeks is all it takes. If you are able to help please contact Matt McCormack on 087 683 6737 or email email@example.com. Teams/mentors are asked to return outstanding tickets for the club's Night at the Dogs, which will take place at Harold's Cross on Friday 15th March. Sponsorship options are still available and persons interested in purchasing tickets or in sponsorship can contact Pat Lawless 087 986 0883, Jimmy Lee 087 745 3478 or Sally Gilligan 086 053 5178. Entry is open for Flora Women's Mini Marathon on Monday 3 June. Anyone interested please contact Jessica O'Malley at 087 280 6273. RT Golf Society fixtures for the year are now up on the website. First outing is in Palmerstown House on Saturday 23 March. Anyone interested to contact Cubby Murphy 087 920 9335.
The Clubrooms are available for rental for parties, anniversaries, etc. Please contact Jimmy behind the bar or on (01) 459 2960. The club shop is open every Monday night from 7.30-8.30pm.
ROUND TOWER, LUSK
ROUND Tower, Lusk run a Nursery every Saturday morning from 10.45am-11.45am. 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. Any teams or individuals who are in need of new hurls should contact David Power on 086 3302733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. No Lotto jackpot winner this week. Numbers pulled: 4,13, 16 and 22. €80 went to J. Halpin and €40 went to S. Bollard, C. McKitterick and B. Hynes. Next weeks jackpot will be €3250.Our 3 day Easter Camp dates are Tues 26th, Wed 27th and Thurs 28th March with registration taking place in the club on Sat 16th and 23rd March from 10.30am - 12.15pm. Weekend Results: The U10's displayed great skill and commitment in their game against St. Pats at the weekend. An outstanding display by all the squad who are growing in ability and performance. The "best effort" on the day certificates went to Aaron Naughton and Adam Fee.The U12s saw team Ashe traveling away to play a strong Skerries Harps team and lost out despite a battling performance, Ciaran Brown and Eoghan O'Neill stood out for Towers. Team Macullin played at home to St. Margarets and although they lost, the whole team played some lovely football at times with Man of the Match performances from Glenn Loughnane and Cameron Renwick. Our U12 Girls played away to Ballyboughal, a good game for the Towers girls, which saw them win by 4 points. Player of the Match went to Ivanah Nial with Grace Codd getting Most Improved Player. The U16 girls had their first match of the season, a challenging game as the they have gone from U14 to U16. But the girls came out smiling with a comfortable win against Trinity Gaels. A special mention for Nicole Teeling Malone who played her first match with Towers and who did herself proud. The Cú Chulainn Minors made it 2 wins out of 2 in this years league with a hard fought win in Round Tower's over a Na Fianna side. The 1st Team: An impressive and clinical Towers display saw them see off and under strength Naomh Barróg side on Sunday in Portmarnock. An impressive Ryan Caul steadied Towers with 3 points contributing to his Man of the Match performance and an impressive 1-06 from play. Ciaran Murphy chipped in with 5 points, Timmy Doyle with 3 points all from play. Conor Brick got 1-01 and Dermot Leech getting on the score sheet with a fine finish for a goal after an excellent move. Adam Caul coming on late in the 2nd half scored an impressive 1-2.
SCOIL Uí CHONAILL
A BUSY weekend on the playing front with boys, girls and adult men's teams in action. A great team performance by the Minor footballers on Sunday morning led to victory in their Division 2 game. The Intermediate hurlers played a challenge game in Alfie Byrne Road on Sunday morning in preparation for the league that starts later this month. The Footballers were also in action in the Murphy Cup and recorded a good win in Clontarf also on Sunday. Adult football and Minor hurling league games are scheduled for next weekend. Check the club website for details and support is welcome for all games. Some great performances and wins for the Juvenile Girls teams who were back in action this weekend including the U13s, U15s and U16s. The U10s enjoyed their trip on Saturday morning to play Fingal Ravens in a challenge game. In the Boys competitions, the U9s and 10s were at home on Sat morning and both recorded wins. Nursery training went ahead on Saturday and the boys and girls enjoyed lots of games and coaching on a lovely sunny morning. The Easter Camp is confirmed for 25th - 28th March in the Club grounds in Clontarf Road. There will be lots of activity, a free t-shirt for all attendees and an Easter Egg hunt. Details are available on the Club website and all are welcome. The Last Man Standing fund raiser is underway and entrants are now heading to Round 3 - thanks to eveyone taking part in the test of skill and good luck in the next round. Updates will be included on the club website and in the weekly update. The new Club replica jersey is available in the Club Shop in size 5-6 years and upwards. A wide range of Club merchandise is also available. A reminder that Adult subscriptions are now due and any remaining outstanding payments should be made as soon as possible to team mentors or any member of the Club Executive.
The Draws for the 2013 Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football and Hurling Championships will be held in Parnell Park on Monday March 11th at 8pm. Best wishes to the Dublin under-21 team who play Longford in the Leinster championship tomorrow @ 7.30pm in Parnell Park.
AR an Satharn bhí bua maith ag na cailíní faoi 14 in aghaidh Na Fianna. Bhí cluiche den scoth ag Emma Carthy. Ar an Domhnach d'éirigh leis na sinsear an lámh in uachtar a fháil ar Naomh Fionnbarra sa Chorn Uí Laochra. Ní raibh an t-ádh ar Micka Ó Ceallaigh agus beidh sé amuigh ar feadh mí go leith ar a laghad tar éis dó buile ar a chos a fháil go luath sa chéad leath. Tús maith ag na sóisir freisin ar an Domhnach le bua maith san Eddie Barron Shield in aghaidh O'Dwyers as baile. Bhí bua iontach ag na faoi 15 in aghaidh Craobh Chiaráin agus an-chluiche ag Nathan, Ross, Ryan, Jordan agus Eoin. Beidh na mionúr ag imirt Scoil Uí Chonaill ar an Domhnach as baile agus tá súil againn go mbeidh tacaíocht ann. An Lotto:Ní raibh aon buaiteoir agus bhuaigh na daoine seo a leanas €25 an duine, Katherine Lynch, P. & P. & P. , Ronan Kane agus Una Breathnach. Beidh €5,000 sa phota óir ar an Domhnach seo chugainn.
CONGRATULATIONS to all involved in the Gormanston Hurling/Camogie Tournament, where the Harps won the overall Club of the Competition for the first time since 2004. Based on results from 359 matches from Academy to U13 teams over six weeks the club came out on top. Well Done again to all the Teams, Mentors and parents involved in the success. Good wins for the three U12 football teams this week, keep it up lads. See website for all other results and reports. www.skerriesharps.ie. Fixtures: Sat 9th Minor Ladies Football V O'Dwyers Home 3pm. Sun 10th Senior Football entertain St.Annes in AFL2 at 10.30am (note earlier time), Junior Football play St James Gaels Home 12pm, while Minor Hurlers face St David's in Townparks at 10.30am. All other fixtures on website. Any mentors with match reports, club news items or news on upcoming club events can send info to Fergal Lynch at email@example.com, or David Watson at skerriesharps @ gmail.com, or Fearghal O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for your support. Membership and Player Injury fund fees are now well overdue and may be paid online or to club registrar John Halpin. Fees are unchanged from 2012 and must be paid before games resume, details on club website skerriesharps.ie. Players not paid up can't play. New players, mentors,or any persons wanting to help out with teams etc; are very Welcome in any code juvenile or adult. Contact Ger Dillon 086 6032017 for more details. The Adult Games Meeting this Thurs night at 10.00pm. Juvenile Meeting at 9pm. Welcome to the new Games Promotion Officer Stephen Fitzgerald and his assistant Johnny Beggs, and wish both well. Academy continues this Sat at 10am. Club shop open also Sat morning. Cait and Catherine have special offer on White Club T-Shirts, Adults €15 and Childs €10. Hurry while stocks last. Contact Cait 0872730434 for more details. Reminder to parents- Mouthguards must be worn by all juvenile football players up to Minor level. Mouthguards are available locally in Supervalu. Zingo Result:3542617. No Winner of Jackpot now a whopping €3,700, would solve your Summer Holiday! Next Thurs Draw in The Black Raven at 10.30pm, why not pop in and buy a ticket, you never know. Play online at skerriesharps.ie or by standing order or buy envelopes from Gary Holland our club promoter for €2, and help your club as all funds raised go to the weekly running costs of the club. Annual Cheltenham Tipster Forecast, Entry forms available now from all Members. This is an Important Club fundraiser. Entry this year remains at € 10 or Three entries for €20. 1st Prize €1,000, 2nd €300 and 3rd €200. Entries Must be in before Monday night 11th March at 9pm, clubhouse will be open on the night. Please Support as all proceeds go to help the running cost of Your club. Thanking you all in advance. Contact Fergal 0868984657 or Andy 087 2857539
A FUNDRAISING Race Night will be held in the club on Sat 6th April, please support the Night by buying a Horse, Jockey &trainer €30 or €10 each, to book advertising or race sponsorship contact Fergus on 086 2660260. There will be a Membership Day NEXT SATURDAY 9th March. Membership for 2013 is now due. Fees can be paid by calling to club, through a mentor, online through secure Paypal, we also have an installment payment plan in operation. Please contact a committee member for details. Condolences to Liz Keogh & Family on the sad passing of her Mother Lily, May she RIP. Well done t the seniors, J9s, minors the u8s, u9s, & u10 boys, u12 and u16 girls on the great wins & performance by all the teams. Next Weekend The Seniors v Skerries AWAY @ 11am, J6s V Whitehall C/Cilles Home @11am, J9s V Scoil ui Chonaill @ 3pm. All take place on Sunday 10th March.The very best of luck to all the teams in their games next weekend. Well done to Lorcan Molloy & Dublin Minors on their League final win over Kildare. Best of luck to Lorcan & Nipper in the Dublin u21s game v Longford on Wednesday in Parnell Park. There will be 2 Juvenile Discos in March 15th & 29th, Tickets €5 available from Club at following times: Saturday 9th March 10.30am to 12 noon Monday 11th March 6pm to 8pm Tuesday 12th March 6pm to 8pm. Easter Camp March 25th-27th,aged 5-12 yrs Cost €30, paid up Members €25, Also new after School Football & Hurling Club for more details on both contact Lee @ 0879417381. The Wolfe tones play on July 26th, tickets only €20 each, A great Mothers Day gift, now on sale from the bar. We have Ballads in the bar on Thurs, Friday special Bar opens at 4pm. Drinks special 4-7pm Only, 3 long neck bottles of beer/cider for €10 or 3 pints for €10. Fri Karaoke & Oddballs game. All welcome along for a night of fun and Song. Lotto 2013/2014 has been launched, Lotto Tickets are available for collection & for sale in the club now. there are several payment options.€120 cash, Credit Card, Cheque, or 12 x €10 Direct Debits, see our website for full details www.stannesgaa.com. And now there's the added Bonus ball draw on the lotto numbers. Lotto numbers for Sunday 3rd March: 19,3 &14. There was no winner of the €5000, next weeks jackpot will be €6000, Lucky Number was 43, there was 2 winners. We are having our Rags to Riches Clothes collection on April 6th, so please get a clear out going and drop up your unwanted clothes etc to the club any Evening or Match days. Next Sat 9th March UPFRONT supply the live music, free gig all welcome along. Blues News Magazine is now on sale only €2, don't miss it, plenty of photos & stories to read, Available from behind the bar, The Football & Hurling Kindergarten MACRA is on Saturday mornings @ 10.30am & Hurling on Mondays @ 6pm, all new children welcome along to learn the rules of GAA in a fun way. Full range of club gear available from our shop, contact Fergus @ 0862660260. Gift vouchers are available. Function Room available for parties, prices are From FREE to DJ & Food package deal. Now taking bookings for 2013. For club info contact PRO Linda 0876124504.
STARS OF ERIN
GOOD performance from the men's adult team and a good win over Robert Emmet's. The U11s played a great game against St Mary's Saggart but lost. U9s drew with ST PAT'S and the under 14s hurlers played ST MARKS in GLENCULLEN, losing narrowly. THOUSENDAIR FUNDRAISER is only two weeks away. All support welcome. This week's LOTTO JACKPOT was not won: numbers drawn 12 23 28. €20 winners KATHLEEN MCHUGH, NIC WILLIMS and LEWIS MOONEY. Next weeks jackpot is €1100.
LOTTO results for the 22nd of March were 8-11-13-16 there was no winner. Three €50 winners were Paul Kealy, Kay Moran and B McGuirk. Next week's jackpot is €950. Thanks for your continued support. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 sharp all players are expected to attend. New players are welcome. Committee meeting this Thursday at 9:15 upstairs in the coach.
FOOTBALL first team secured an away victory over Wild Geese in the Murphy Cup. Hurlers were given a walkover in the Corn Fag A Bealach. More League action for the Footballers with the 2nd team playing Castleknock this Thursday evening under lights at Somerton Park in AFL10 Mid County and the 1st team are at home to Portobello in AFL8 this Sunday at 10.30am. Training continues for all teams this Tuesday and Thursday at 6.50pm in the grounds of St. Brendan's Hospital. New players are welcome, any new footballers can contact Justin McCormack (086)7922117 or Eugene Cunningham (086) 1731984. Any new hurlers can contact Seamus Harrington (087) 4127429. St. Brendan's Ladies Footballers Train this Wednesday at 7pm, anyone interested in playing Ladies Football should contact Deborah Kerr (085) 8389171, Paul McDonough (087) 6701064 or go onto Twitter @stbrenladiesgaa.
SOME great league wins over the weekend for our U13 girls football, U14 hurlers, U15 camogie team and minor footballers while Senior Camogie drew in the league. Full round of adult league football this Sunday, see website for fixtures. 2013 Membership now due, deadline is March 31st. Any member with issues regarding membership can contact our Club Secretary Mary O'Connor at email@example.com. Club Nursery for 4-7 year olds continues every Saturday morning from 9:30am - 11:00am. New members and families welcome. Contact Paul on 0879154748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Club Lotto Jackpot is €15,000 this Thursday in Russell Park. Thanks to everyone who supported and attended our Awards evening last Friday. Important notice regarding vehicle safety now on club website. Watch out for our new fitness classes in our new High Performance Centre, full memberships for gym also now available. Gaelic4Mothers & Others comes to St Brigid's, see website for more info. Award One Football & Hurling Coaching Course starts this Friday March 8th in the Club, contact Paul to book your place (0879154748). Congratulations to Grainne Quinn of our Senior Camogie team who has been appointed captain of the Dublin Senior Team for 2013. Finally, a special mention to Barry Cahill who announced his retirement from Inter county football with Dublin after 11 seasons last week, an amazing ambassador for club and county. Well done Barry.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
CONGRATULATIONS to our Under-11 Camogie team who had two wins in their Blitz on Sunday. Our U8 Hurling team were presented with their medals after winning gold and silver at the Gormanston indoor hurling tournament, played over the past 6 weeks. The minor footballers continued their successful start to the season with a win over St Sylvester's. Many thanks to all that donated to the Clothing Collection, this proved to be a very successful fundraiser for the club. We will be having a Traditional Music Session on Saturday March 9th from 11am to 1pm in the Clubhouse as part of the Seachtain Na Gaelige celebrations. Tagaigí linn agus banaigí sult as. Preparations are ongoing for the St Patrick's Day Parade in Swords and all teams, both adult and juvenile, are requested to participate. There are some activities planned for the clubhouse after the Parade. Details to follow. Please make sure membership fees are paid as soon as possible, as the deadline for registration is 31st of March. Payment is required to insure players in the event of injury. You can download your membership form or pay online at www.stfinians.com. We have tickets for the Cheltenham prediction competition available from the club office. The lotto jackpot was €9,200 this week and the numbers drawn were 5, 11, 17, 21. There was no winner. The €50 lucky dip winners were Finbarr O'Brien and Michael Beirne. Next week's jackpot will be €9,300 and don't forget you can pick your numbers online through our website homepage.
ST JAMES GAELS
WELL done to U9s, U12s and O Broin cup teams who all had good wins this weekend. Minors play Ballyfermot tonight (Monday) and Conlon cup team play Peregrines on Wednesday night. Both games in the Iveagh Grounds. We are holding our annual Registration/Recruitment event in the Iveagh Grounds this Saturday at 11am. All of our juvenile teams will be training and will welcome any new members who wish to join. This will be a great opportunity also to pay your membership fees if you haven't done so already. Condolences to the Russell family on the recent death of Angela, mother of U9 mentor Mark and grandmother of Séan and Lauren. Do you have any old gym equipment that you no longer use? We have a new weights room and are in the process of fitting it out. If you have any weights, dumbbells etc that you are willing to donate then please contact Eugene Donnelly or Eoin Darcy. We always welcome new members and have teams to cater for all ages and abilities - please give Eoin a call at 086 8286543. Membership fees are now due. If you have not paid already then please pay your team manager or any committee member ASAP. Rates and online payment viewed at http://www.stjamesgaels.com/home/club-shop. Our Fundraising Committee is looking for one or two new members. Contact Eoin at 0868286543.
MANY thanks to Neville, Derek and James for bringing the U12 boys team to Croke Park on Saturday night for the Dublin and Mayo match. Well done to the u13s girls on a great 4-2 to 1-3 win over Na Fianna in a challenge match last Thursday. There are home league matches for both adult football men's teams this Sunday morning, inters play Raheny while the juniors play Ballymun. Keep eye on the Facebook and website for our regular Q&A sessions with players. Club shop is open midweek and stocks the compulsory mouthguards. If your membership hasn't been paid yet, pay club registrar Peter Colgan ASAP. Membership is €50 for non-playing, and €100 for playing members.
WE would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the Doyle family on their recent bereavement. Our footballers play their next league game at home to St Sylvester's on Sunday morning at 10:30am. Junior footballers play away against Cuala at 12pm on Sunday. The camogie team play at home on Sunday morning against Parnells at 11am. The camogie section is looking for new players. They currently train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:45. All are welcome. New players are welcome across all sections of the club. Please contact email@example.com for details of training times. Membership is now overdue. Please arrange to pay this as soon as possible. Tickets for the St Mark's draw are now on sale. Tickets are €20 for three months and the first draw takes place in March. Bingo continues in the hall on Thursday evenings. Bar food available on Saturday and Carvery served on Sunday. All are welcome. Music in the club lounge will be performed by Dave and Sue Karaoke on Saturday evening. Set dance classes continue on Monday evening. The lotto is a vital fundraiser for the club and we would appreciate if members could take a few tickets and sell them to friends or colleagues outside the club. There were no winners of this week's jackpots. The numbers were as follows; 1st draw 24,27,29,30; 2nd draw 1,10,17,20; 3rd draw 11,15,25,26. Thank you for your continued support.
ST MARY'S SAGGART/RATHCOOLE
OUR junior team continued on their winning ways with a hard fought cup win against Ballyfermot, while our minors lost out by two points to Raheny. Senior cup game tonight at 7.30pm against St Jude's in Saggart and they play St Oliver Plunkett's on Sunday at 10.30am in the league, also in Saggart. Juniors are at home to Thomas Davis on Sunday at 12, while our juvenile fixtures are U13 home to Fingal Ravens on Saturday and to Na Fianna on Sunday, U14s are at home to Trinity Gaels while the U16s are also at home to Na Fianna. The club would like to invite all local organisations to take part in our annual St Patrick's Day parade from Rathcoole to the club grounds. This event has grown significantly over the past few years and there will be a full afternoon's entertainment in the club after the parade and anyone looking for additional information please contact Sharon Redmond on 087-2304248. Juvenile training continues this week at the usual times. New players are very welcome, so please come along any Wednesday evening and Saturday mornings. For further details please contact Paul O'Brien 0860230841. A reminder to parents that gumshields are now compulsory for all juveniles and Paul has details on where these can be purchased. Our Easter Camp runs from Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 5th April. Cost per child is €25.00 and further details will be posted in next week's club notes. There was no winner of last week's lotto jackpot of €5000. The numbers drawn: 4,17,18,27. There were two winners of the match 3 numbers, and each receives €50. Next week's jackpot is €5000 with a rollover jackpot of €3900. The lotto draw takes place every Thursday evening at 10.30pm in the club lounge. Membership for 2013 is now due, the rates are as follows, Family €150, Adult Playing €120, Non Playing Adult €70, Student €60, Associate €60, Juvenile €40, OAP €20. We would ask all members to please pay immediately. A reminder to all residents of Saggart, Rathcoole, Brittas and Newcastle: if you are having a party, a christening, a retirement do etc, we have two function rooms available at very reasonable rates. For more information contact Aisling on 087-9079046. Congrats to our senior player Shay Walsh and his wife Sarah on the birth of their daughter, and we would also like to wish committee member Mick Nugent a speedy recovery from his recent illness, and also to Margaret Bermingham who has also been ill recently.
NO winner in the club lotto last week numbers drawn were 8-12-18 lotto takes place every Thursday night in the clubhouse and tickets cost just €2. Tickets for our Mothers Day meal on March 10th are now on sale from bar staff due to the demand members are advised to purchase their tickets as soon as possible, €15 pp. AFL 3 team had a good win in their opening league campaign with a two point win over St Mark's, U10 footballers clocked up a win over Garristown while the U9 and U12 boys gave a good account of themselves versus Man O War and Garristown respectively. The Monettes were back in action last weekend with both the U13 and U16's winning their opening league matches. Very proud moment for St Monica's last Saturday when Louise Whelan made her County debut for Dublin in the Leinster championship against Meath, Louise started at midfield and for good measure got on the score board with a fine point, best of luck to Louise and her Dublin team-mates for the rest of their championship season. 2013 Social membership cards are now available for collection from bar staff members from time to time may be asked to produce their membership cards so please be sure to collect them in order to avoid any embarrassment. 2013 Social rates are now back to full price as and from the 1st of March social membership forms are available from bar staff, player membership is also now due again forms can be obtained from bar staff and team mentors.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
CONGRATULATIONS to senior football team on getting league off to a winning start with victory over St Sylvester's. Lotto nos 3rd March: 16, 20, 23, 25. No Winner. Match 3 winner - Peig McGreevy. Jackpot next weekend €6,900. Lose a Tonne and Keep Fit Challenge now in full swing. Confidential weigh ins and get fit advice provided. Contact Stephen Harrison @ 0876895064. Easter Camps - Football, Hurling and Camogie for 4 to 8 year olds (junior camp) and 9 to 12 year olds (advanced camp), Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th March. 10am to 2pm daily. Contact Johnny Mc Glynn @ 0860276459. Membership Fees for 2013 are now due and should be paid immediately to Club Registrar, Patricia Mc Donnell. Golf Society Outing on Saturday 9th March to Castleknock Golf Club - tee times from 10.10am. Contact John O'Donovan @ 0876802743 to tee up. Fixtures - 10th March. Senior Football vs St. Marys, Saggart @ 10.30. Intermediate Football vs St. Brigids, Russell Park @ 12.00. Junior A's vs Stars of Erin, Glencullen @ 10.30. Junior B's vs St. Sylvesters, MSP @ 12.00. Minor Hurling vs St. Maurs, Rush @ 10.30. Senior and Junior B Hurling teams were given walk overs in Cup games at the weekend. The Junior As lost to Clontarf. Intermediate and Junior B Football teams defeated in Cup games whilst Junior A's were given a walk over. Minors defeated by Scoil Ui Chonaill in league. Player injuries should be reported to Tomas O'Friel on day of game. Poker Classic on 15th March, contact Eddie Byrne @ 0872981018 or John O'Donovan @ 0876802743 or Ciarán O'Neill @ 0866001092 for details. Congrats to club players on Dublin U16 Camogie victory v Offaly and best wishes v Kilkenny.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
IT was a busy week in Pats with so many of our teams playing at home at the weekend. The weather stayed calm and we were lucky to have so many spectators for all our games. Many thanks to all who came down to cheer on the Black n Greens. The U9 boys played three interesting games against visiting Sylvester's. There were some very impressive individual and team performances, which saw Pats wining the first encounter, losing the second and battling back from behind to win the third fixture. In the immortal words of Meatloaf - 2 outta 3 ain't bad!Our u10 boys took on Round Tower Lusk early on Saturday morning hoping to make it 3-in-a-row for this season. It was an excellent match to watch in terms of ability and skill. Whereas it looked as though our boys would break through and hold the lead, Lusk raised their game and took the win. Our u11s boys had a great performance against Round Towers Clondalkin with both Pats teams coming away with the wins 12-13 to 4-05 and 9-10 to 1-02. They're looking forward to their next grading games. Our u15 Girls took to the road and headed for Howth. The trip was definitely worthwhile as they came away with a superb season-starting victory! Our u9 boys acted as mascots for the Senior Team's first home game. Check out our website for some great pictures. We've high hopes for our 2004 boys and indeed the Senior Team were very impressed with the display of football the boys gave at half time. Sunday wasn't the best day in Ballamastone with only our Junior Team taking victory. Our Senior Squad lost out to Fingal Ravens in the AIB Cup. The Hurlers were unlucky to lose in extra time and our u12 girls were beaten despite a rousing performance by St Anne's.
ST PATRICK'S, PALMERSTOWN
CLUB would like to welcome on board our new senior hurling manager Ned Rushe, we wish them all the best this year. U12Camogie team had an excellent blitz on Sat winning one out of the 2 games, well done to all the girls in Tymon Pk. U13 camogie team had a fantastic win over Na Fianna with a 12goal 2 point straight win, goals from Ellen, Aisling, Sadbh, Lauren, Ellie, Nicole & Jessica. Supreb midfield from Sky and the two Aoifes. Great resul tfrom all the girls retaining top of the league. U15 camogie team also had a superb win over Erin Go Bragh in a tightly fought battle on Sunday. Well done to all the girls with their fantastic play midfield and defence. Forwards worked very hard to secure a great score. U15s are also top of their league. Well done U13 footballers scoring four great goals were unlucky against St Maur's. U14 hurlers were beaten by O'Dwyer's. Friday 8th March is the deadline to hand in Race cards. It is only €10 to buy a horse. The race night will take place the following Friday 15th March @ 8pm in Palmerstown House. Come down to cheer on your horse. A reminder to all mentors to return umpires white coats to referees dressing room after every match. Lotto results: 1st draw winning numbers 05 11 17 19 no winner; 2nd draw winning numbers 13 16 21 27 no winner; Any 3 numbers: Tom H Jones, Yvonne Colgan. Next Draw Sunday 10/03/13: 1st draw jackpot of €10,000; 2nd draw jackpot of €1,400.
WELL DONE to Inter Hurlers and Senior Footballers who had good Cup wins over the weekend. Best of luck to Eric Lowndes & the Dublin u21 footballers as they take on Longford tomorrow in the Leinster championship. Club are running a quiz night on the 29th March please see Lorraine O'Connor for details. Juvenile section are running a poker night on the 22nd March, tickets are €20. Please see club for details. All Membership is now due, please contact your team mentor for details. Club Lotto was not won, numbers drawn: 3, 4, 11 & 14. Next week's Jackpot is €3,000. Entertainment in the club this Saturday from 'Rainbow'. Bingo this Wed at 8pm & jackpot is €700.
THE senior football team continued their unbeaten run with victory over Raheny in the Vincent De Paul Cup. They play St Vincent's in the league in Broomfield next Sunday March 10th at 10.30 am. The intermediate football team also won their cup match against Ballyboughal. They play away to St Marks next Sunday March 10th at 10.30 am. The junior a team play league against St Maur's in Bromfield at 10.30 next Sunday morning. The junior b team will play away to St Oliver Plunkett's on Sunday at 12pm. The intermediate hurlers got the year off to a great start with a one point win over Thomas Davis in the Corn Ceitin. The minor hurlers play league against Lucan Sarsfield's in Broomfield next Sunday morning at 10.30. The under 15 hurlers put in a very impressive performance scoring six goals in their win over Kevin's. The minor girl's football team were successful in their first outing in division 1 against Fingallions. Many of these girls will line out for Scoil Iosa in the Leinster Schools Senior Ladies quarter-final on Monday March 4th. The club sends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Pat Bonass, recently deceased, a life- long supporter of the club who is fondly remembered.
WE are looking for members to help out behind the bar. Full training will be given, it would only be one shift a week. Anyone interested - please contact Michelle on 01 8335722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Punchestown: St Vincent's are holding this great event again this year on Saturday April the 27th to raise funds which will be used to continue our work with all our under age teams. We urge you to come along and enjoy one of Ireland's largest sporting events which includes the following: Finish Line Private Marquee Location; Five Course Meal With Complimentary Wine; Race Card; Celebrity expert tipsters and entertainment; Transport to & from Punchestown from St Vincents GAA Club (€10 return); Great business networking opportunity; TABLE PRICE €1200.00 (10 x €120.00 per person). Please note that tickets can be bought individually for €120.00 so get friends and family together for this great day out! FOR ALL BOOKINGS AND QUERIES CONTACT MICHELLE AT CLUB OFFICE ON 01 8335722 OR email@example.com. These notes will be updated on Club Website over the weekend so please check in again for updates. Team Results on Twitter: We are looking for a person from each team to Tweet their teams results which can then be Re Tweeted to our followers and also put out on Facebook. Our Twitter account is @stvincentsgaa1. Anyone with a Smartphone can do this. We now have 702 followers. Help us push that up to 1000. Please also email any info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEMPLEOGUE SYNGE STREET
TEMPLEOGUE Synge Street Easter Camp on Monday 25th March to Thursday 28th March @ Bushy Park, camp times 10.00am to 2.30pm for Boys& Girls aged 5 to 12, Registration for Easter Camp is at Academy Bushy Park Saturday 23rd March 10.30am to 11.30am or contact club GPO Dave Farrelly @ 087 9884783 details also on www.tssgfc.com. Best of Luck to the Dublin U21 team in tomorrows Championship Q/Final v Longford @ Parnell Pk. Seniors in league action this Sunday away to Fingallians 10.30am, Junior 1 team also in league action this Sunday Dolphin Park 10.30am versus Civil Service Junior 2 team also at home Sunday versus Kilmacud Crokes 12.00. Date for the Diary Table Quiz on Thursday 21st March Templeogue Inn 8.00pm Table of 4 €40 Please come along and support. 2013 Subscriptions are now overdue you can pay on line by logging on to www.tssgfc.com or return subs to team manager or club Treasurer. Football Academy on every Saturday @ Bushy Park, Academy on from 10.30am to 11.45am new Members welcome. Contact club coach Dave Farrelly for Details and info on juvenile teams @ 087 9884783. Club gear available at Pure Sport Rathfarnham Shopping Centre 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Minor, U8,9,10,11 & 12 football teams and Under 14 & 15 hurling teams who all recorded victories at the weekend. The Dublin Ladies Minor Football team recorded a Leinster Championship victory last weekend. Ciara McGuigan and Olwen Carey are members of this team and Bobby McNulty is a member of the management team. A Casino Night will be held in the Clubhouse on Friday 8th March 2013 commencing at 9pm.Tickets €20 each from Liam @ 085-150 3799,Mick @ 087-1984649 & Derek @ 086-225 2536. Members are requested to support this event. Buy back until 10.30pm. Great prizes and DJ until late food until late. Mass for deceased members takes place at 7pm on Saturday 9th March 2013. Celebrant Club President Fr Pat Lucey OP. Members are requested to sign up for the 2016 Club New standing order forms for the 2016 Club are available from the Clubhouse. Members are requested to buy one and sell 2Lotto numbers for week ending Lotto numbers for week ending 1st March 2013-9,12,13 & 2. No winner. Next jackpot €7,500. The Executive Committee would appeal to all Members to increase ticket sales each week. Members who require extra lotto tickets should contact Aideen Devine 087 202 3428. There are vacancies for Junior Football Mentors. Those interested should contact Christopher O'Donnell or Sam Payne. Membership fees are now overdue. Fees should be paid to Myles Davoren or Noel Blanchfield without delay. Fees will be collected in the Clubhouse on Tuesday this week. Members are also requested to pay their Levy Fee along with their membership fees. All team mentors are requested to text Bobby McNulty @ 086-8827332 with results of their matches for inclusion on the Club's Twitter Page. The following sub-committees were appointed at the recent Special General General Meeting, Fundraising, Lotto, Sponsorship, Membership and Entertainment. The Executive Committee would encourage all members who feel that they can assist any of the sub-committees to volunteer their services to assist the club in this time of need. The club's AGM takes place on Monday 11th March at 8.30pm.Nominations and motions should be forwarded to Secretary David Foran no later than 6th March. Entertainment Committee present St Patrick's weekend live music, food & sport. Saturday16th March 2013 International rugby 2.30pm, National Hurling League 5.15pm & National Football League 7pm followed by music from "Wild Rain". St Patrick's Day 17th March 2013. All Ireland club finals from 1pm. Music by Brewster Hamilton from 5pm and Flinch from 10pm. Carvery food available on Monday March 18.
TRINITY Gaels has been selected to host the Gaelic 4 Girls programme. This is the Ladies Gaelic Football Associations National Initiative and it is a great honour for the Club to be selected, as there was a maximum of two sites chosen per county to host the programme. It will be starting in April and we will let you know the details as soon as we have them. Senior 7 Camogie lost out to Raheny despite a great display by Davina Cummins in goal and a good team display in the second half. The Minors lost out to St Anne's. U13 girls opened their league account with a 4-1 to 1-1 win over Scoil Ui Chonaill. Sorcha McCaskie had her debut in goal in the second half and had some great saves as did Emma Loftus in the first half. Lynn Byrne and Chloe Monahan were outstanding and battled hard from start to finish. Well done girls. Next match is Saturday 3pm in Naomh Mearnog. All support welcome. U16 girls also had their first league match and although they lost to Round Towers (L), they pulled together in the second half and showed guts, spirit and determination. Easter Camp details are on website www.trinitygaels.com. Lotto Nos: 4, 7, 8, 13 No Winner. Jackpot next week €10,000. Res Jackpot €4,750
THE Intermediates continued their winning run with a two point win over Raheny in the cup at St Anne's last Sunday morning. Their next fixture is away league match against Lucan Sarsfields next Sunday morning the 10th of March at 10:30am. Training continues at Westmanstown on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm. The Juniors have a league match also next Sunday morning away to Robert Emmetts at Greentrees at 10:30am. Ladies training continues on Mondays at 7:30pm in Westmanstown, Wednesday at 7pm in Tyrellstown Gym and Saturday morning at 9am in Westmanstown. The Gaels Nursery (5-7 years) runs every Saturday from 10am. Sessions are held indoors in Crunch Fitness, Westmanstown for the duration of the winter. Ask for Geraldine Cullotty. For the latest information, visit ww.westmanstowngaels.ie. Westmanstown Gaels fields Boys and Girls teams from u8 to u16. New members welcome. Contact club GPO Declan Jennings for more information at 0858006101. All juvenile teams were in action this week. The u8s hosted Cuala. The u9s won against Good Counsel. The u/10s lost to Crokes. The u11s and u13 grading leagues continue. The u13 Girls started their season with a win against Craobh Chiarain. Thank you to everyone that has registered for the 2013 season. Annual membership charges are €70 for first child and €40 for each child thereafter. Adults, team coaches, mentors and committee members: €40.
LAST weekend was a very successful one for all of our adult teams. In football there were wins in cup competition for senior footballers vs St Monica's & for juniors vs St Brigid's. Minor B footballers also had a win in league vs O'Dwyer's. Our adult hurling season also started with win in cup competition for Cormac Murray's junior hurlers. Our junior camogie team also began league with win away vs Castleknock. On a different note it was great for all of us to see Cormac Ryan back playing with Whitehall. Well done to our Scór Dublin finalists, first in Set dancing, secondnd in ceili dancing & thirrd in General Knowledge Quiz. Well done to all & good luck in the next round Leinster semi-final. Tickets for Jigs & Reels taking place on St. Patricks night will be on sale in club bar this Thursday 7th March from 8 -9pm. Prices are ADULTS €10, CHILD €5, FAMILY €25. Please all note there are a limited number of family & child tickets available. Admission to event will be by ticket only. A reminder to all mentors to keep working on seeking contributions for their sponsorship cards. A reminder to all that membership for 2013 is now due, membership can be paid on line via our website. Still no winner of lotto jackpot of €11,000. Nos 9, 10, 12, 14. €50 prizes won by M. Hanrahan c/o Bingo & Colin Maloney c/o club.
JUNIOR footballers play Na Fianna at 10.30am on Sunday in Oldtown. U11 Hurlers vs St Vincent's in Oldtown on Sat at 11am(Blitz). U14 hurlers Vs Lucan in Oldtown on March 16 15.30 (Div4 league). U16 hurlers away to O'Toole's 16/03 15.30 (Div3 league). Juvenile hurling is back every Wed in the Ward Astro for now from 1730. Interested in playing hurling? Contact Seán at 086-2305456. Anyone looking for Wild Geese sports wear, text details to aidan 086-2416889. Golden Goose lotto: 1, 2,19, 22 No winner. €20 to Margaret McNulty, D Donnelly, C Carroll. Next jackpot €700.