Well done to the Under-11 girls team who had a great win against Foxrock/Cabinteely B. Hard luck to the St Peters Minor team who were beaten by Raheny in a championship match. Training for the Nursery group (ages four to six) is now indoors in Ballyboughal National School on Saturdays from 10 - 11am, with training for the Academy group for seven-year-olds from 11am - noon. New boys and girls are very welcome to come along.
Congrats to the Wild Geese Under-15 hurling team on winning their league on Sunday by one point in extra time against O' Tooles. The club Dinner Dance is being held in the CityNorth Hotel next Saturday evening. Please contact Michelle on 086-2258850 to order tickets.
Well done to the Senior footballers who defeated St Marks by a single point after extra time to keep their Division 2 status. After the Minors' championship victory on Thursday night all eyes now turn to our U-21 football squad who play St Pat's (Donabate) in the championship this Tuesday in Lawless Park at 7.30pm. To honour the fantastic achievement of Paul Flynn in collecting a second All Star, the club is inviting everyone to the clubhouse on Friday 23rd (new date) for a celebration. Also present will be Peter Daly with his hurling award. Further information on this great event is to follow. Twenty competitors from Fingallians will be participating in the Dublin semi-final of Scór Na nÓg at Naomh Mearnóg next Tuesday at 7.30. Please come and support our team. A great night's entertainment is assured. Further details are available at www.fingallians.ie/cuinnenagaeilge, or call Liam at 0863814422. There will be a Social media seminar next Saturday in the Red Cow from 10am - 1.30pm, designed for sports clubs. The half-day course will focus on the use of PR tools and best use of Facebook and Twitter etc. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending. The club shop is now taking Christmas orders. Forms to place orders will be available from the shop each Saturday morning and also on our website, www.fingallians.com. All orders must be returned to the shop by 8th December. The annual Mass for deceased members of Dublin GAA will take place this Tuesday at 7.30pm in Parnell Park. All members are welcome to attend. There will be a Bric a Brac Sale on Saturday 24th November from 10am - 1pm in the main hall. Each team will be taking a table. ie the girls U-13s have signed up to do a cake sale. All teams mentors should contact Deirdre on email@example.com. The club would like wish Tomas Quinn and Paul Casey the best of luck and thank them both for unflinching service to the blue jersey over 10 and 11 years. Dublin's senior footballers will start their Leinster SFC campaign on a Saturday night when they face Westmeath or Carlow on 1st June at 7pm. In the O'Byrne Cup the Blues will play Carlow in Dr Cullen Park on Sunday 6th January. Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the Rickard family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam dilís.
Well done to our U21 team on a good win in their championship match against Naomh Fionnbarra on Saturday. Best of luck to the U13 girls team next Sunday in the league play-off against Garristown. Hard luck to our Senior team who lost their relegation league play-off to O'Tooles, and to our minor team who were beaten in their championship quarter-final against Erins Isle. Our Juvenile agm takes place this Thursday at 8.30pm upstairs in the restaurant of Kettles Hotel. We are holding a Poker Classic on Friday 23rd November at 9pm sharp in Kettles Hotel (bar) - €50 per ticket, with a 50% payout. To reserve your ticket please contact Declan O'Brien on 086-2673830 or Peter Kettle on 087-9957429. Our club agm will be held on Thursday 29th November at 8pm in Rolestown Hall. Ever fancied yourself as a Lord or Lady Mayor? After a break of more than two decades Fingal Ravens are looking for suitable individuals to run for the esteemed office of 'Lord or Lady Mayor of Rolestown'. The purpose of this is to help raise funds to develop our club and its facilities. For more details please contact Declan on 086-2673830. Lotto numbers for the week before last were 5, 9, 25 and 34, with €20 going to Noel McCarthy, Nicky O'Callaghan and Catherine Flanagan. We would like to send our sympathies to the Reilly family on the recent death of Sheila.
Well done to our Under-21 footballers who defeated Na Fianna in the first round of the championship. This was a great performance in front of a big home crowd. Please continue to support Mick and the lads in their next game in two weeks' time. The Christmas card fundraiser is now in full swing and all players are asked to contact their managers to receive their packs. Club members will be selling them door to door this week. We need the cooperation of everybody for this project. On 24th November beautiful jewellery will be on sale at the club at wholesale prices. All are welcome, so please come along. The participants in our fund-raising boxing tournament are in intensive training for the big night, which takes place on 8th December. This is broadly a Hurlers v Footballers competition and a great night's entertainment is guaranteed. Come along. In an effort to improve our methods of communication, there is a survey on the home page of our website, www.naomhmearnog.ie. All members and friends are asked to take part and let us have some feedback. The new date for our Chairman's Dinner is 2nd February and the date for our annual Mass will be announced next week. We wish a speedy recovery to former chairman Declan McConnell who is doing well after his hip surgery. We extend our sympathy to Jack Hughes on the death of his brother Colm and his sister-in-law Sarah (Sally). Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a n-anam.
Round Towers Lusk
The Juvenile agm takes place tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9pm in the hall and the club's agm will be held on Thursday 6th December at 8pm. The closing date for any motions to be included in the agm is 22nd November and should be forwarded to Pat Codd on or before this date. Please see the website www.roundtowerslusk.ie for further details. A meeting will also take place on Wednesday 21st November at 9.30pm to discuss and nominate a Ladies Committee. Anyone who is interested in helping set up and assist this new and vital section of the club is encouraged to attend. The dates for the Juvenile teams' presentation nights have been set for Friday 30th November for the U13-U16 teams and Friday 14th December for the U7-U11 teams. Further details will follow. The U7, U8 and U9 teams will be having a fund-raising Table Quiz on Friday 23rd November in the bar from 8.30pm, with a table of four costing only €20. It is hoped to see as many as possible come out and support these young teams while having some fun at the same time. The club will be running a Gaelic Football and Hurling Foundation Course on 7th and 8th December in the club. Friday's session will be from 7.30 - 10pm and on Saturday the times are 10am - 4.30pm, with lots of fun guaranteed. For further details or to book a place on the course, please contact Shane Treanor. Round Towers run a nursery every Saturday from 10.45-11.45am, catering for boys and girls aged between three and seven in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie, with a small cost of €2. We are seeking parents who would be willing to help out with running the nursery in any role, from coaching to administration/organising. If you would be willing to help please contact Shane Treanor (GPO) on 086-1608672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Anne-Marie Codd is looking after the club shop and can be contacted on 086-3657200. If you require any club gear for yourself or as Christmas presents for the kids, please get in touch with her over the coming weeks to place your order. Last week's lotto numbers were 4, 15, 21 and 27, with €80 going to E McDonnell and €40 to AADS, T Cashell and D O'Connor; congratulations all. This week's jackpot will be €1,300. Bingo continues on Mondays at 8.30pm, with the book costing €8. Entertainment in the bar next Saturday night comes from Kevin Lynch. Our U-11 girls played a good game against St Sylvester's in Malahide at the weekend and were narrowly beaten. Player of the Match was Rebecca McBride, with Most Improved Player going to Meghan Clark. CuChulainn U-14s had a good win in their final against Westmanstown Gaels, with a final score of 2-14 to 05, and success also came the way of CuChulainn U-15s who beat Thomas Ashe 2-8 to 1-7. CuChulainn Minors were unfortunately beaten by Whitehall Colmcilles on Sunday, despite playing well. This team have still qualified for the quarter-final in their league. Our U-13s would like to thank St Maurs for inviting us to play in the Seamus Carton Shield last Saturday. The Towers lads travelled the short distance to Rush and played a spectacular game of hurling. Both teams were very equally matched and lots of skilful play was on view from both sides, and the smashing spread put on afterwards was very much appreciated. We would like to thank the family of Seamus Carton and the St Maurs club for the great day out.
The club have won the Juvenile Hurling Club of the Year for 2012 from Friends of Dublin Hurling, the support body for Dublin hurling. It's a tremendous achievement for all involved in hurling and camogie within the club, past and present, and a culmination of many hard years work as well as recent onpitch success and investment in facilities. So take a bow everyone! The Awards night is this coming Friday night in the Red Cow Hotel. Last Saturday the U9 footballers played Fingallians at home. The Maurs' Maroon team had an outstanding match and solid work from all players saw them win comfortably. Ryan Quinn had a great match in the forwards and he was supported by Colin Dennehy and Evan Carty, while Ervin Gurokeins and Aaron McGee were solid in their positions to prevent Fingallians from scoring. Maurs' Gold were slow to get going and allowed Fingallians to go ahead in the first half, and in the second half Shane Kennedy in goals made some good saves. Edan Hurley in midfield and Aidan Harford in the forwards put in good performances. Evan Carrick was playing in his first match for Maurs and the coaches were delighted with his performance. The team had a better second half but despite their efforts they were narrowly defeated. Overall St Maurs won 61-35. Maurs' Under 11 footballers played Whitehall Colmcilles in a friendly away on Saturday in a very tight match, with great performances by Aidan Hegarty, Own Harford, Robert Harford and Stephen Brogan. St Maurs' U14 footballers played CuChulainn (Lusk/Man O War) in Division 7 in Lusk where they lost out to a score of 3-21 to 5-6. Hard luck to St Maurs U16s who were beaten in the league final. We are very proud of you all and the lads were a credit to the club, their families and themselves. St Maurs Annual Christmas Draw tickets are currently on sale, with 201 prizes on offer, first prize being an Avensis car or €20,000 cash. The draw takes place on 15th December. Bookings for the new refurbished bar are starting to build up already for 2013, so get in early if you have a function or occasion in mind for next year as even April and May are beginning to look congested at this stage. Numbers drawn in Sunday's lotto were 5, 11, 14, 18. The €50 lucky dip winners were Joanne Boyle, Finn & Clodagh, Mick King, Anne Lyons and Martin Wilde. Next weekend's jackpot will be €9,750. Contact the club for booking functions etc at www.maurs.ie or ring the office at 8438233 and contact Susan or Peter who will deal with any enquiries you may have.
The under-21 football team lost their first championship match to Skerries Harps by two points. The adult hurlers just edged it in their victory over Commercials in the Corn Ceitin. Their final score was a very handsome 5-11 to 3-16. The under-16 hurlers play Crumlin in a play-off for the league title next Saturday in Bridgefield at 2.30. Bernard and Mel have kept a big squad of players together and this will be an excellent opportunity to come along and see their skills. It could be the game of the weekend, so pease come out and support them. On Sunday morning the Intermediate football team play Na Fianna in Mobhi Road in a semi-final play-off for promotion to Senior football. Don't miss this one. Also next Sunday morning the Senior football team play newly crowned Dublin champions Ballymun in the top-four league semifinal. They don't come much bigger than this. Kevin Haverty has done a fantastic job and earned much-needed funds for the club from the local lotto. Please support this great initiative by joining in on www.stsylvesters.ie, the best GAA club website, with all the latest news views and information.
At the weekend the U-21 footballers beat St Sylvester's in the A Championship by two points and now face Clontarf on Saturday November 24th, the Minors defeated St Annes in ctheir hampionship by 3-12 to 0-5 and the U-15 footballers had a superb win against Castleknock to secure second place in the Division 2 league. Well done to all involved. Congrats to Damian Ward, Jason Rogan, Ian Furlong and Jonathan Fay Watt who received their All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals at a reception in County Hall during the week. Next Saturday the U-21 hurlers host O'Tooles in the championship, and on Sunday the Senior footballers are away to Round Towers Clondalkin in the AFL 2 play-offs at 11am (time to be confirmed). See the website - skerriesharps.ie - for updated news, fixtures and results. Have you any club news? Contact Fergal at 086-8984657. The Juvenile Academy continues on Saturdays at 10am - details from Tomas at 087-7257582. The club shop is open for playing gear etc at the same time, with great ideas for Christmas! Whist continues on Tuesdays at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. New members are always welcome and there are free lessons for beginners. The new club tie (€15) is available from Fergal. The agm will take place on Thursday November 29th in the clubhouse. Zingo Result: 4-1-2-3-7-5-6. There was no winner of the jackpot, which now stands at €2,100, but the dividend of €600 was won by John and Ray from Birdhill, Co Tipperary. Congrats! Thanks to all the staff in Nealons for hosting last week's draw. This Thursday the draw will take place in The Bus Bar at 10.15pm. Call in and buy an envelope fron Gary, our friendly promoter. Entries are still only €2, or join online at www.skerriesharps.ie.