Ballyboughal -- Hard luck to the first team, who narrowly lost to Ballyboden St Endas last Sunday in the Division 3 league.
They play St Sylvester's away next Sunday at 11am in the Loving Cup. The second team play Naomh Barrog away, also on Sunday, at 2.30pm in the Sheridan Cup.
Last Saturday the U-13 St Peters team got a walkover at home against Castleknock (B) and the U-16 St Peters team had a great win in a league match at home against St Mary's (P).
Next Saturday the U-8s, U-9s and U-10s are all fixed to play matches - details to follow by text for each team when fixtures are confirmed.
The U-11 St Peters team have a home match (Naul pitch) at 11am.
On Sunday the St Peters Minors team have an away match at 11am and the U-14 girls team play their first league match of the season at home at 1pm.
Annual membership is now due for all players and members. Please pay either a team mentor or a committee member.
Congrulations to Carla Rowe and the Dublin minor ladies on a great first-round win in the Minor Championship.
The U-10 St Peters were narrowly defeated at the weekend, while the U-16s had a good win. The first team and second teams were both defeated.
Keep an eye out for this week's fixtures in this paper and on Facebook.
A big thank-you to everyone who attended the table quiz on Thursday night and special thanks to our main sponsors on the night.
Save the date folks - 12th April, Naul's next Top Model. We are holding a fashion show, so make sure not to miss this event - more details to follow soon.
Numbers drawn in last week's lotto were 7, 14, 25, 28 and this week's jackpot now stands at €1,465.
The senior footballers defeated Erins Isle by four points in the league. There were wins also for our U-9, U-12A, U-13, U-15, U16 and Junior B teams and our Minor hurlers drew with St Vincents.
Well done to our trio Emer Ni Heafa, Niamh Rickard and Rachel Brogan who played for the Dublin ladies minor footballers in the championship, beating Kildare at the weekend.
The St Patrick's Day festivities are currently being organised. The parade will start at noon from Coláiste Choilm and finish in the club where an afternoon of music, dance and celebration is being planned - further details to follow.
Good luck to our Juvenile and Minor ladies squads as they start their leagues next weekend. Congratulations to Amy, Fiona and Sinead who received their Leinster medals and Laura McGahan who received her All-Ireland medal at the weekend's presentations.
Congratulations to Roisin Collins on winning the Purcell Camogie Cup with DCU in Limerick over the weekend.
Best of luck to the Fins boys and girls competing in the Dublin 'Scór na bPáistí' competition at St Peregrine's, Blanchardstown on Saturday next at 2.30pm. This is the GAA's Irish culture talent competition for primary schoolchildren. Go n-éirí go geal libh.
Congratulations to Claire Finnegan, Dearbhla Snow and Shannon Murtagh on making the U-14 Dublin girls panel. The very best of luck at the start of your inter-county careers.
Fingallians, in association with Swords Credit Union, will be hosting the first ever Credit Union Cup on 17th April. It will be a football blitz for schools senior teams, with the following schools invited - St Colmcilles BNS, St Cronans SNS, Scoil an Dhuinningh, Old Borough NS, Gael Scoil Bhrian Boroimhe, Swords Educate Together, Thornleigh Educate Together, Holy Family N.S and Holywell Educate Together. Further details on this event to follow.
Man O War
The men's first team played out a draw in their first league game of the season on Sunday at home to Garristown.
There was a great win on Saturday afternoon for our Under-13 boys team at home to Cuala in the league. Well done lads.
The U-13 girls lost out to St Pat's of Stamullen on Saturday.
Well done to CuChulainn U-15s in their victory over St Brigids on Sunday. Well done also to CuChulainn U-16s who beat Thomas Ashe on Saturday afternoon - final score 8-8 to 0-8. Their next game is against Parnells.
Well done and congrats to Niall Hughes on being named CuChulainn minor player of the year for 2012. L The minor ladies kick off their season this Saturday away against St Pat's Donabate at 3pm.
Well done to everyone who took part in the coaching course on Saturday.
Anyone wishing to sign up for this year's club monthly draw can do so by applying at http://manowargfc.com/ Fundraising/MonthlyDraw.html.
Any members with forms for the draw, please hand them back to any member of the fund-raising committee by the end of February.
This week's team of the week was the Moriarty SuperValu-sponsored U-10 hurlers who had a superb victory over Whitehall Colmcilles on Saturday morning. Other results saw a good win for the Junior footballers over Round Towers Lusk, while the Inters lost out to Scoil Uí Chonaill on Sunday morning in the league. The U-11 hurlers were also unlucky against Oliver Plunketts/ER despite two goals from Finian Breathnach.
Congratulations to Aoife Curran and Damien Prout and the Dublin Minor ladies on their victory over Kildare in the first round of the Leinster Championship.
Training continues for all teams and all details are available on the website. Any enquiries regarding juvenile training should go to Barry Mullane (GPO) on 086-1069752.
The Culture club has also resumed and for details contact Freda at 086-3249476. If you interested in having a function in the clubhouse, please contact Mick on 086-2020052.
Membership for 2013 is now due and we always welcome new members, both playing and social.
The Juvenile agm will take place on Thursday March 14th at 8pm and we would ask all parents and mentors to attend. Bookings are now being taken for our Easter camps, priced €25, and registration takes place on Saturday morning in the club from 11am-12.30. Book early to avoid disappointment.
If you have anything you would like included in the club notes please contact Craig on 087-9561212 and you can also keep up to date with the latest club news and fixtures on www.odwyersgaa.com.
Round Towers Lusk
CuChulainn Minors had their Presentation Night in the Club last Friday evening which was followed by a table quiz to raise funds for the coming season. The lads enjoyed a good year last year and have started this season very well.
Player of the Year was awarded to Niall Hughes, Goal of the Year was from Ryan Caul, while David O'Hara received the Hall of Fame award. A big thank-you to all who came out to support their fund-raising event and also a big thanks to those who donated spot prizes.
This team will meet Na Fianna next Sunday at 11am.
Round Towers runs a Nursery every Saturday morning from 10.45-11.45am. We cater for boys and girls aged between three and seven in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie, with a small cost of €2.
There was no winner of last week's lotto, with the following numbers pulled: 6, 8, 11 and 22. Congratulations to Baby Walsh on winning €80, with €40 going to K Sandford, JR Teelin and B.O.B. This week's jackpot will be €3,100.
Bingo continues each Monday from 8.30pm, with the book costing €10. All are welcome to come along.
Live entertainment comes from Fifty 50 in the bar this Saturday from 9pm. Everyone is welcome to come in and enjoy the music.
Memberships are now due and forms are available from your mentor, behind the bar or can be downloaded from our website www.roundtowerslusk.ie. You can also now pay your membership by credit card at the bar.
The next Code of Ethics Course is being run in the club by Shane Treanor on 13th March from 7-10pm. Costing €10, this is essential if you are working with children/teams and all mentors who have yet to take the course are encouraged to do so. Contact Shane at email@example.com or 086-1608672 asap as there are only 10 places left on this course.
Our Easter Camp dates are Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March, with registration taking place in the club on Saturday 16th and 23rd from 10.30am - 12.15pm.
Next Sunday sees the start of the Ladies Leagues and our U-16 girls team play Trinity Gaels at 4pm at home. Any support would be most welcome.
The U-8 team played their first hurling league fixture of the year on Saturday against O'Dwyer's away in Balbriggan. Despite the cold and the snow, we had a great turnout, with two teams each playing twice. The results went their way due to the hard work of the players chasing down every ball, with two wins and two draws to their credit.
On Sunday the team turned out again in great numbers for the Gormanston League. Here they faced O'Dwyer's again and also St Maurs. Buoyed on by the performance the previous day the lads put on a great show, beating O'Dwyer's again and drawing with St Maurs in two tightly fought matches.
Our U-9s had two exciting games of hurling against Craobh Chiarain, their first action of the hurling season. Our boys played skilful and exciting hurling as they matched their opponents for skill and courage, with great team performances by all our players.
The U-10s played Lucan Sarsfields 2 in their first game of the season, meeting Sarsfields head-on in a good game of hurling which saw Darragh Ferguson receive the Best Effort Award.
Both our U-12 hurling teams had difficult season openers on Saturday. Team Ashe visited Thomas Davis on Kiltipper Road in the snow and the lads performed very well and were beaten by a very strong team.
Sean Naughton and Shane Clare never gave up and showed great fighting spirit. Team Macullin were at home to Skerries. Ciaran Browne did brilliantly in goal and Sean Butterly had his best game ever in defence. Hurling training is on from 7-8 on Mondays and Football from 6.30 - 7.30 on Wednesdays.
The U-14s set off to Ballyfermot for their second football game this season. It was a very, very cold day, with flurries of snow causing major chills for the supporters, but undeterred the players took a strong early lead and carried this all the way to the final whistle. As usual we had an excellent turnout with a squad of 21 players, but everyone got a good game and all were happy with a result of 6-9 to 6. This year the U-14s have moved up to Division 4 and two consecutive wins have been a great boost.
CuChulainn U-15s had their first win of the season in convincing style against St Brigids B on Sunday morning. Cormac Howley gave a man-of-the-match performance, scoring 1-10. Others who did well were David and Daniel Gorman, Luke Butterly and Liam Cummins - the final score 3-12 to 2-1.
CuChulainn U-16s also had a super outing on Saturday against Thomas Ashe, with a final score of 8-8 to 0-8. Two early goals set the CuChulainn lads up for what turned out to be a comfortable win. We had eight different players scoring on the day, with Liam Bohan giving a majestic man-of-the-match performance in midfield.
The first team got off to a winning start to their league campaign on Sunday with a 1-12 to 1-7 win over Fingal Ravens. Towers played well and were worthy of their victory. Some strong personal performances came from Sean Brennan, Adam Caul and John O'Neill who scored an impressive seven points.
Unfortunately our seconds didn't have the same success against O'Dwyer's and were beaten 2-8 to 0-8.
Congratulations to Dublin hurlers on their victory over Offaly in the league.
St Finian's Swords
The adult football season commenced on Sunday with our Senior footballers getting a draw against Trinity Gaels. Our Junior footballers had a better result with a win against the same club.
The minor hurlers played their first game under the Swords Gaels banner and came out with a draw at the end of a high-scoring game. The Under 11 hurlers had a win in their first match of the season. Our minor footballers kicked off their season with a good win against Clontarf down in St Annes Park. Our under-8 hurlers also had good wins at the Gormanston indoor hurling tournament. Well done to all.
The North County Gospel Choir are holding a fundraising table quiz on Friday in Peacocks. After their performance at our mock wedding it would be great if our members could support their quiz. We had a very successful day at the Mock Wedding fundraiser. Huge credit goes to the organising committee and particularly to Warren and Chris for being such great sports.
We are having a Club Registration Day next Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Please come over and fill out your registration form, have a cup of coffee and visit our Club Shop which will be open in the main Activity Room. We must remind everyone that annual membership fees are due. You can find a membership application form on www.stfinians.com, from the Downloads section.
We will be having a Traditional Music Night on March 9th in the clubhouse.
The next big event for the club will be the St Patrick's Day parade on March 17th. As we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this year we have been asked by Fingal to lead the Swords parade. Consequently, we need every adult and juvenile team to take part in the parade.
We have tickets for the Cheltenham prediction competition available from the club office.
There will be a clothing collection on Saturday next to raise fund for the club. Please donate your clean unwanted clothes (in any condition), bedlinen, duvets, pillows, towels. including bags, belts and soft toys. This has the potential to be a huge fundraiser with very little imput so please support it.
Please drop off bags to clubhouse from 7.30 to 9pm any evening until Thursday, or on Saturday from 11am-2pm.
The lotto jackpot last week was €9,100 and the numbers drawn were 3, 6, 10, 23. The €50 winners were Christine Brennan and Hugh Jackson. The week before last the numbers drawn were 10, 12, 18, 19 and the winners of the €50 prizes were Marie Brennan and Darren O'Loughlin. Don't forget you can now buy your lotto tickets on-line through our website.
The first football adult team lost out to Thomas Davis away in what was a very tight match. The seconds won at home to St Anne's, while our 3rds lost out to Parnells at home. Maurs' Minor hurlers drew against Clontarf.
The U-10 hurlers were away to Raheny for their opening match of the season. The Maurs Maroons were slow to get going, but Paul Fynes opened the scoring with a superb goal and the boys went in at half-time two goals up. Their hard work and persistent efforts paid off in the second half, with great clearances from Tomas Hegarty and two outstanding points from play by Edan Hurley giving the team a comfortable 13-4 victory.
The Maurs Gold had a closer match. Aaron McGee was brilliant in goals, while Ryan Quinn and Dylan Gavin battled up front. Dylan scored a lovely point from play to give the team a final 9-7 victory.
The Under 11s started their 2013 Hurling League with a game away to St Mark's in Tallaght. They played very well against a team who haven't lost a game in three years. However, despite their best efforts, they lost out 6-4 to 1-1. Man of the match was awarded to Evan Mackle who played particularly well in defence.
The U-13s lost 3-10 to 1-7 away to St Brigids in a very competitive game - best for Maurs were Alex Neary, Neil Rock and Liam Laverty.
The U-14s got their league off to a good start with a good win at home to Good Counsel by 5-7 to 2-5 and the U-16s beat Sylvester's despite being without some key players. It was a great battling display.
A great day was had by the minors and ladies team at the team bonding day in Rhode, Co Offaly. They faced extreme temperatures as they took on the challenges of an obstacle course through muck and wading through ice water, uphills and down slopes over 5km.
Membership registration is open online or will be taken at the club office between 9.30am and 1pm by either Jennifer or Susanne, Monday to Friday.
The St Maurs U-13s got their league off to a great start with a 7-19 to 4-3 win away to Round Towers of Clondalkin. The Maurs lads were in control throughout, with Ciaran Barry, Paul Jones, Alan McGrath, Neil Rock and Donough McNamara all having great games.
The Gormanston indoor hurling tournament had its usual high turnout on Sunday and will take place again next Sunday for the last time this year. St Maurs are clocking up many victories and the U-10, 11, 12 and 13 teams are all still in the hunt for honours.
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 as April, May and December are looking congested at this stage.
St Maurs club bar will be open on Sundays from 1.30pm for the foreseeable future.
Winning numbers in last week's lotto were 3, 15, 16, 26, the five lucky €50 dips went to Marie Mc Guinness, B Taaffe, John Little, Jacinta Whelan and David Ring and this week's jackpot will be €3,500.
Contact the club for booking functions etc at www.maurs.ie or ring 8438233.
Shane O'Connor and Ross Hazley begin this year's roll of honour with Sigerson Cup winner's medals for DIT who defeated a highly fancied UCC in the final. What a great honour to be part of this historic first victory. Two nice guys finish first.
The Intermediate football team had a very impressive win over Whitehall. Derek óg Roche got the vital last point to get the win over Na Gael Og for the Junior B team.
The Minor hurlers got off to a winning start with a three-point victory away to Ballinteer. Goalkeeper Shane Colcolough was the hero of the day.
This Friday Malahide man, At The Races commentator and renowned tipster Gary O Brien will be in the club to draw the winner of the Trip to Cheltenham. Make sure you're in with a chance of winning and support this fundraiser.
The seniors play in the league away to Oliver Plunketts this Tuesday and in the V de P Cup against Raheny on Sunday at home at 11am. The Intermediate play Ballyboughal in the Loving Cup simultaneously. The Junior B team play Castleknock at 2.30 in the Sheridan Cup, also in Broomfield on Sunday.
The club lotto draw takes place every Thursday and this week's jackpot is €2,650.
There were good wins for the U-16 and U-8 footballers and U-12 hurlers in the past week. Keep it up lads. See the website for reports - www.skerriesharps.ie.
Next Saturday the Minor ladies visit St Judes and on Sunday the Minor footballers host Thomas Davis at 11am. All other fixtures are on the website.
Well done to Harry Dawson, Jack Smith and Lyndsey Davey on representing Dublin at U-21 level and in Ladies senior football over the last weekend - and also to Orlaith Durkan, Aisling Spillane and Harry Dawson on their College victories.
Any mentors with match reports, club news items or news on upcoming club events can send info to Fergal Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org, David Watson at email@example.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 are on the club website - skerriesharps.ie. Players not paid up cannot 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 at 086-6032017 for more details.
There is an Adult Games meeting this Thursday at 10pm, preceded by a Juvenile meeting at 9pm.
We welcome the new Games Promotion Officer Stephen Fitzgerald and his assistant Johnny Beggs, and wish both well. The Academy continues next Saturday at 10am and the club shop will also open on Saturday morning. Cait and Catherine have special offers on white club t-shirts, Adult €15 and Child €10. Hurry while stocks last. Contact Cait at 087-2730434 for more details.
A reminder to parents that mouthguards must be worn by all juvenile football players up to Minor level. Mouthguards are available locally in SuperValu and fitted gumshields are available from Diarmuid McHugh at a cost of €45pp (must be in groups of five).
Zingo result: 3-4-5-7-2-6-1. There wasa no winner of the jackpot, which now stands at a whopping €3,600 and would solve your summer holiday. The dividend winner of €100 was Gerry Carr - congrats - and this Thursday's draw will take place in The Snug 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. Help your club as all funds raised go to the weekly running costs of the club.
Entry forms for the Annual Cheltenham Tipster Forecast are available now from all members. This is an important club fundraiser and entry this year remains at € 10 - or three entries for €20. First prize is €1,000. Please support this as all proceeds go to help the running cost of your club. Contact Fergal at 086-8984657 or Andy at 087-2857539, or download entry forms from the website - www.skerriesharps.ie.
Last Saturday's lotto numbers were 2, 9, 10, 17 and the three €50 prizes went to Carol O'Reilly (c/o the coach), Ray Donohue (c/o Miriam) and The Babes (c/o the coach). This week's jackpot stands at €800.
Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30. All players are expected to attend and any newcomers are welcome. Membership is now due and can be paid to Paul Kealy or any committee member. Thanks for your continued support.
Sunday's nine-hole spring league competition: Front nine winner TJ Fitzpatrick (26) 23pts, 2nd Christy Harford (17) 21pts; Back nine winner David Boylan (12) 23pts, 2nd Frank Coghlan (20) 21pts.
Saturday's nine-hole spring lamb: Front nine winner Andrew Champ (10) 23pts, 2nd Alan Legge (22) 23pts; Back nine winner Pat Keogh (22) 23pts, 2nd Aidan Morrissey (22) 23pts.
Last Tuesday's ladies 12-hole stableford: 1st Elaine Whelan (18) 26 (17.9), 2nd Imelda O'Shea (13) 25 (12.5). Divisional Nett: 1st Olive Campbell (24) 24, Collette Guildea (12) 24, Marion Behan (22) 24.
Ladies nine-hole stableford on February 17th: 1st Sandy Forsyth (12) 20, 2nd Muriel Ennis (24) 19, 3rd Evelyn Clinton (14) 16.
Sunday's fourball: 1st Vincent Teeling (14) & Brian Ennis (13-2) 40pts, 2nd Owen Coyne (12-2) & Gary Mulhall (13) 40pts ob9.
Sunday's ladies 12-hole singles stableford: 1st Aisling Reid (36) 23pts, 2nd Cathy Fay (23-4) 23pts, 3rd Nicole McGavisk (21-6) 23pts, 4th Aileen Hanratty (11) 22pts.
Saturday's ladies 14-hole singles stableford: 1st Frances Cullen (15) 29pts, 2nd Elaine Fitzgerald (8) 28pts, 3rd Emer Manton (29) 27pts.
Last Tuesday's ladies 14-hole singles stableford: 1st Mary Bermingham (26) 27 (25.6), 2nd Ann Brown (26) 27 (26.1), 3rd Pauline Brennan (31) 27 (31.0), 4th Dympna McCusker (27) 27 (27.2).
Pitch & putt
Last weekend's pairs scramble winners were Ronnie Delaney and Mary Kennedy with a nett score of 45 (on the back nine), beating Steven Rowe and Irene Parkinson into second place. Congratulations to Irene who achieved the first hole-in-one of 2013 on the 4th.
The players' championship will be starting next Sunday at 11am and the first major of 2013 - the O'Connor Cup - takes place on the St Patrick's bank holiday Monday at 2.30pm.
Membership is now available and new members are welcome. Check the website www.ballyboughalpitchandputt.com or call the secretary on 085-1743748.
The club are delighted to send their congratulations to the Irish Women's XV who beat Scotland on Saturday to win their first Triple Crown. We are delighted to be part of this. It will be a great night at Ashbourne on Friday 8th March when they take on France as they continue their quest for a Grand Slam.
The Irish Youths team played out an exciting 16-16 draw against Italy on Saturday. Playing against a very big and powerful side Ireland could have won this game and were unlucky to draw in the end. Well done to all.
Ashbourne 1st and 2nd XV have big games next weekend when the Leinster League resumes. We are at home to Clondalkin who are second in the league and going very well. Ashbourne really need to get something from this game and your support would be appreciated. Kick-off for the 2nds game is at 1.30, while the 1st XV kick off at 3pm.
Ashbourne's J3 side will play Balbriggan in a McGee Cup fixture on Friday at Balbriggan, with kick-off at 8pm. They were beaten on Friday night last by Boyne, 19-3.
Adult team training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm and is open to all newcomers. Look us up on www.ashbournerugby.ie.
The club also has a strong team of referees, but if you have an interest in becoming involved in refereeing we would love to hear from you and will discuss the opportunities as well.
Our Youths and Minis meet on Sundays at 11.30am and our underage girls teams train on Wednesdays at 7pm. The club is delighted to have two girls selected for the Leinster Under-19 panel and we wish Ruth Moore and Deirdre Kennedy the best of luck in this venture.
Contact Scotty at 086-3795876 for more details on Youth, Mini and Girls rugby if interested.