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Thursday 21 August 2014

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Published 25/03/2014 | 05:32

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Emma Keely (right) and Grace Murray (left) holding the banner before leading the St Finian’s participants at the St Patrick’s Day Parade.

BALLYBOUGHAL: Well done to the three girls teams who won their matches at home last Saturday afternoon during showers of hailstones

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The teams were the U15 St Peters and U-13 and U-11 Ballyboughal teams playing against Clontarf (B), Skerries Harps (B) and Parnells.

Hard luck to St Peters U-14 boys who lost an away league match to Trinity Gaels.

Hard luck also to the adult men's teams who both lost their league matches on Sunday morning last, the firsts to Whitehall Colmcilles by two points and the second team to Wild Geese by one point.

Next Saturday the U8 mixed team have a home blitz at 10am against Clann Mhuire and Garristown. The U-11 St Peters boys play away at 11am in Clonee, the U-14 St Peters boys play a home Cup match in Naul at 3.30pm and three girls teams have away matches - the U-15 St Peters girls at 1.30pm, the U-13 girls at 3pm and lastly the U-11 girls at 5pm. The St Peters minor team have a bye this week in their league.

Nursery and Academy training for boys and girls aged four to seven has moved back out to the pitch on Saturdays from 10-11am. New children are welcome to come along and try it out.

Congratulations to Niamh and Dicey on the birth of their son Cillian.

Fingallians

The Senior footballers remain unbeaten in the league following another draw. The Junior 6 side's unbeaten run came to an end against St Peregrines. In hurling our Minor A team beat Croabh Chiarain and the B team drew away to Na Fianna in the league.

The Easter Camp will take place from 14th - 17th April. Application forms will be available this week from the club, team mentors and also on our website at www.fingallians.com. This is open to members and non-members. Further information is available from our GPO by emailing Nicola.fitzgerald.gpo.dublin@gaa.ie.

Congratulations to the following members who qualified as juvenile referees: Philip O'Brien, Donagh Williams, Cian Comiskey, Conor Byrne, Anjola Mohammed Tunde, Conor Harford, Mark Cullen, Lauryn Campbell, Dearbhla Snow, Aoife Foley and Gavin Courage. In addition Jean Kelly graduated as a senior referee.

The National GAA Club Draw results are available on our facebook page and also on our club noticeboard in the bar.

Our Irish Conversation Group meet every Wednesday at 9pm. Everyone is welcome and every level of Irish is welcome.

This Friday our monthly Texas Hold'em Poker will take place from 8.30pm in the club bar. Entry is €10 and new players are most welcome.

This Wednesday our club sponsors Swords Credit Union will hold an SGM in the club at 7.30pm. They are looking to join forces with Coolock Artane Credit Union. SCU have asked all their members to attend as there are possible benefits for both shareholders and our club going forward.

A big thank-you to all who made the Fingallians section of the Swords Parade an outstanding success. Thank you to our commander and chief Liam Ó Culbáird on our most successful year yet, with 350 members taking part.

A special thanks also to Fingal County Council who left no stone unturned again this year. Pictures of the great day will be available on the new, updated club website www.fingallians.com and our facebook page.

We're in the last few weeks of our Recycling Drive. If you need transport to bring your recycling bags down, please contact 087-6956909.

This years Fingal 10km take place in Swords on Sunday 20th July, starting at 10am - further details to follow.

The club extends sympathy to the Raftery and Graham families on their recent losses. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Man O War

The lads' first team lost out to Round Towers Clondalkin on Sunday morning at home in the league, but the seconds had a good away win over Pavee on Sunday afternoon. They were down by five points at half-time and came back to win by a goal.

The U13 girls had a good win over St Judes on Saturday - final score 8-0 to 3-1 and player of the match Laura Cristea.

The U15 ladies had a good win at home over Skerries Harps, while the U16 girls lost at home to Erin's Isle on Sunday and the U12 girls had a good home win over St Vincent's - Player of the Match Ciara McKeown.

We are running another Easter Skills camp this year between April 22nd and 24th inclusive from 10am to 1pm in Flemington Community Centre, Balbriggan.

This is for ages five to 13, the cost is €30 each and parents can pay on the morning of the camp. To book online now, check out manowargfc.com - and forms will also be available at Juvenile training sessions.

A huge well-done to everyone who took park in the St Patrick's Day parade - a great day was had by all.

Last year Pieta House ran a free suicide prevention training programme for Dublin clubs called Mind Ur Buddy. In all, 58 people were trained from 22 different clubs to act as a link to Pieta House service should the need ever arise.

Pieta House are again inviting clubs to express an interest in coming on board and are considering organising a training session in approximately four weeks. Clubs can nominate up to four people and will facilitate this depending on numbers.

The training involves each person making themselves available for one day, probably a Saturday, to participate in the training. They then provide clubs with posters and social media material. If any club member is interested in taking on such a role, please contact info@manowargfc.com or David on 087-9728995.

Annual memberships are now due. Payment can be made online at manowargfc.com.

Big congrats to Gary and Tanya Moore on the birth of baby Cian. Congrats also to John and Fionnuala on their recent nuptials.

Well done to Catherine Livesey who represented the Manowar GAA 4 Ma's at Clann Mhuire's 'D Kube' fundraiser on March 16th.

Thanks to everyone who came to our recent night of nostalgia. A great night was had by all.

O'Dwyer's

We have been selected to take part in the Tesco Community Challenge. Please ask for a counter when shopping in Tesco and put it on the O'Dwyer's GAA box. We will receive a share of €1,500 at the end, and the more counters we have, the bigger the share!

Our hurlers play Crumlin at home next Sunday at 3pm. Please support them. All fixtures for the coming weekend can be found at www.odwyersgaa.com /fixtures.

Well done to all juvenile teams that played last weekend. The U16 footballers played in Clontarf and had a superb win - three out of three so far! The U-11 hurlers overcame St Peregrines and our U15 girls had a great win also. Well done to all players and mentors!

Training is continuing for all teams. We are always looking for new players at all levels and anyone interested in playing can contact Craig on 087-9561212 or email info@odwyersgaa.com.

Membership is now due for 2014 and the same rates apply as last year. You can avail of the online payment option on www.odwyersgaa.com or by contacting club registrar Antoinette Curran or Dolores Mooney who are in the clubhouse on Saturday mornings. Membership is due by March 31st as per GAA rules which is next week!

The Skills Camp continues each Saturday morning from 11-12.30 in Flemington Community Centre beside Dunne's Stores and is great for parents who wish to introduce their children to Gaelic games in a safe and fun environment. Children aged between four and seven years are welcome.

Sixty-five children attended this week - many thanks to coaches and parents.

Our Skills Camp is getting bigger every week, and while this is brilliant, we are struggling for coaches/helpers on a Saturday morning. We are looking for a few helpers on Saturdays from 11am to 12.30pm in Flemington Community Centre and from April 5th in O'Dwyer's.

Our Easter Camp will run this year from 14th to 17th of April from 10am until 2pm each day. The cost is €25 and names will be taken at the skills camp on Saturday mornings. Places are limited to 100 children and are filling up fast, with 83 signed up so far.

Juvenile training continues for all teams and all details are available on the website. Any enquiries regarding juvenile training can be directed to Barry Mullane (GPO) on 086-1069752.

Culture Group classes: Monday evenings - Juvenile Fiddle classes from 3.15pm; Juvenile Set Dancing from 7.30pm; Adult set dancing from 8.15pm. For more info contact Freda Smith at 086-3249476.

The Monthly Draw begins on 31st March and continue on the last Monday of each month in the clubhouse. For information on how to join the monthly draw, please see our website/facebook page or contact the draw co-ordinator Freda Smith on 0863249476.

Orders are currently being taken for club gear, but the order book will close this Friday. For more information please contact Paul Nixon at 085-1173361.

Round Towers Lusk

Congratulations to our U-16 and Minor players who handed over €5,179 to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, following their recent Shave R Dye fund-raising event. Gerry Cully of the Children's Medical Research Foundation received the cheque on behalf of St John's Ward. He informed the lads of the importance fund-raising was to this ward, for the children and their parents who use the ward and he thanked them for all their efforts. Well done all.

Next weekend Round Towers have joined the Silent Sideline Initiative for all Juvenile games on Saturday and Sunday.

Both coaches and supporters are asked to refrain from passing instructions to the children whilst playing their match. Appreciation of play can be shown by clapping, of course, but all on the sideline are requested not to converse with players or the referee.

This is a great initiative which aims to get our players thinking for themselves when it comes to making decisions on the field, and full details can be found on www.thecoachdiary.com. We hope as many teams and supporters as possible will support this initiative.

Our Gaelic Football & Hurling/Camogie Easter Camp for all boys and girls aged four to 13 will take place on April 15th, 16th and 17th. Registration for the camp will take place on Saturday April 5th and 12th from 10.30am-12.15pm in the club hall. For more details please contact Shane at 086-1608672.

We run a Nursery every Saturday morning from 10.45am-noon catering for boys and girls aged between three and seven in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie, with a small cost of €2. Please contact Shane Treanor for further details on 086-1608672 or shane.treanor.gpo.dublin@gaa.ie.

Bingo continues each Monday night at 8.30pm, with a book costing €10.

Last week's lotto numbers were 3, 5, 23 & 25. €50 went to J Murray and €25 to J Wogan and C Cashell. This week's jackpot is €10,000.

At the weekend our U10s played Setanta in a closely contested hurling game. Racing into a quick lead, we continue to improve our performances week on week. Training for this team is on Monday and Wednesday evenings, new players always welcome.

The U13 footballers finished off with five wins from five to take the grading league following an impressive 11-5 to 2-4 win over Naomh Olaf.

Eoghan O'Neill and Matthew Hennigan set the tone in the backs and proved an impossible barrier to Olafs, with great scores on the day from Nathan O'Brien and Adam Shields. Man of the Match with a complete performance was Luke Codd.

The first outing for our U16s saw them travel to Ballycullen to face Ballyboden St Enda's B. In a very competitive game, the Towers lads played well, specifically in the second half, and returned home with a win under their belts - 4-5 to 5-13.

In the AFL5 we beat a seasoned and well-prepared Erins Isle 2-11 to 1-6. Towers got off to a great start, with scores culminating with a well-worked goal from the Caul brothers. This was a game that Towers were always in control of, without playing well.

No such look for our second team who always trailed behind Tyrrellstown and despite making ground in the second halfwere unfortunate to concede a goal they could not recoup, finishing up one point behind at the final whistle.

St Colmcilles

On Sunday the adult team played a league Match away to Na Fianna. What a game this turned out to be for Cilles. From the start we dominated the game, taking an early lead and continuing to strengthen our lead as the match went on. The game ended with a scoreline of 4-11 to 0-7. Well done to the lads - a great performance put in by all the players.

Thanks to all the supporters who turned up on the day - it's great to see the same level of support as last season.

Adult training is on this Tuesday at 7.30pm and again on Thursday at 7pm. Both of these training sessions are outdoors.

Juvenile football continues every Saturday at 2pm. If you have yet to register your child, feel free to drop down to us any Saturday - all welcome. Or alternatively you can drop into the clubhouse any day and leave your details, or leave a message on our Facebook page, Colmcilles Juveniles.

The winning number in the Juveniles Bonus Ball draw was 4 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. There is a sheet behind the bar in the clubhouse where, for €2, you predict the bonus ball in Saturday's main lotto draw, with a guaranteed winner of €60.

Last week's lotto numbers were (Draw 1) 16, 17, 19, 20 and (Draw 2) 3, 5, 14, 22. There were two winners of €100 in each draw and this will remain the case until one of the €10,000 jackpots is won. Envelopes are available in the clubhouse, the Estuary Pub, the Harp Bar and the Pound Pub. You can now play lotto on our club app - just text Cilles to 087-1962013.

Last Tuesday the pool team traveled to Finglas where they took on Deputy Mayors. The night did not start off great for the lads and at one point they were 4-2 down, but fortunately they managed to take a 5-5 draw on the night. Well done lads.

This Wednesday sees them away to Marks (Blue) of Tallaght. Best of luck lads, and hopefully they can get back on their winning streak.

On Friday night the Cilles darts team were in action against Murray's in the final of the Mon Andrews Cup. What a super night of darts! Both teams had great performances, but on the night Cilles were the better team, coming out victors on a scoreline of 4-2. Well done to all involved, and also well done to Dylan Rutledge on his high checkout of 106.

A Blind Doubles Competition takes place in House at 3pm next Saturday. All enquiries to Mick on 086-0892962 or Colly on 087-9449776

St Finian's Swords

There were some great wins for our juvenile and minor teams at the weekend. The U14 lads had a huge win against Crumlin with standout performances from Josh Croft, Peter Wright and Jack McCabe. The U12 camogie teams put in a some great performances to win both the A and B blitz versus St Vincents. The U12 girls also had a fine win in their football match versus St Sylvester's.

The Minor hurlers beat Whitehall, with a great performance from Ciaran O'Carroll and a sensational goal from Stephen Donnelly being the game's highlights. The result keeps the lads top of the table with two points to spare.

Many thanks to Bernie, Irene and all the gang who provided the traditional Irish music entertainment on Saturday morning in the clubhouse.

The St Patrick's Day Parade was a huge success and great credit goes to all those who helped out. Particular credit and thanks go to Nick Collier who provided the float once again this year.

On behalf of the all club members the Executive Committee wish to extend deepest sympathies to the family of club member Ann Graham, late of Bealinstown, Swords, who passed away recently after a long illness.

The Under 12 football team had a good win in difficult conditions last Saturday week against Na Fianna. Well done to the U16 girls from St Finian's and St Margarets (The Minians as they call themselves!) for their brilliant win against Kilmacud Crokes.

Membership fees are due before March 31st. Please download the form from our website or pay online by following the link from our homepage www.stfinians.com.

Last week's lotto jackpot was €5,000 and the numbers drawn were 3, 17, 18, 23. The winner of the €50 'lucky dip' prizes were Susan Ryan and Grainne Sullivan and this week's jackpot will be €5,100. Lotto numbers the week before last were 1, 3, 10, 18. The winners of the €50 'lucky dip' prizes were Terry (c/o Rachel McGuirk) and R Kennedy.

Our Golf Classic is taking place on May 9th in Forrest Little Golf Club.

St Maur's

There was a great win for the second football team on Sunday over Whitehall away - 0-9 to 1-12 the final score.

Trailing by a point at half-time, playing into a strong wind, Maur's used the wind to their advantage and took some lovely scores.

Our third team lost out away to Geraldine Morans, 1-15 to 1-7, on Sunday afternoon.

Maur's U16 ladies footballers lost out to Kilmacud Crokes A away on Sunday - 8-4 to 0-8.

Our U14 footballers had a good win away against Lucan Sarsfields A, with a score of 2-7 to 8-14.

Maur's U13 footballers had a very strong win over Clondalkin Round Towers on Saturday, clocking up a score of 7-17.

The Under 13 camogie enjoyed their fourth win in a row on Sunday at home to Ballyboden St Enda's B - 19-4 to 0-0.

A big thank-you to all the U12 girls who always are up and ready to go when we need help fielding a team.

The under 12 hurlers played at home against St Mark's. Despite their best efforts, St Maur's lost out to a stronger side. Man of the match was awarded to Sean O'Neill for his great performance in midfield.

Our U11 girls put in two good performances in their blitz against Skerries on Sunday. Despite the results the girls showed great skills and improvements from their last blitz. A big thank-you to some of the U10 girls who stepped up and played very well.

The Under 11 footballers played a friendly against St Patrick's Donabate, with the A team losing and the B match a draw. A good standard of football was played in both games despite the windy conditions.

The Under 10 Ladies had a defeat against Naomh Mearnog at a wind-swept home ground. No scores, but plenty of skill points.

St Maurs U8 girls had a thrilling local derby at home to Skerries. With a brilliant performance from all of the girls, most of whom had have never played a competitive game before, it ended all square in Rush. The highlight of the game was a brilliant goal from Sadhbh Mackey who showed great skill and speed to elude Harps defenders before planting the sliothar in the corner of the net.

Camogie fundraiser: A huge thank-you to players and parents for their time, effort and help with our very successful cake sale. We raised funds for Féile thanks to your hard work and generosity. Our helpers were brilliant and we'd a great day. Thanks to everyone in St Maur's who supported us.

Well done to our members who marched in the St Patrick's Day parade and won the best Group Participation award this year from Rush Community Council who did a great job organising this year's parade.

There will be Bingo next Sunday as usual and the club lotto will be held as usual on Sunday night as well.

Winning numbers in the latest draw were 2, 18, 22, 26. The lucky dip €50 winners were The Boys, Nicola Hollywood, Nora Rooney, Ollie Boyle and Patricia Stafford. Next weekend's jackpot will be €12,500.

Contact the club for booking functions etc at www.maurs.ie or ring the office at 8438233 and contact Jennifer, Peter, David or Elizabeth who will deal with any enquiries you may have. The office opening times are from 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 2.30pm on Friday.

St Patrick's Donabate

If by any chance you've forgotten to pay your membership and subs, you can pay them online at stpatsgaa.com/membership.asp.

The Juvenile Disco held last Friday week was a great success - lots of green hair and the outfits were fab. Thanks so much to Wayne, Katrina, Niall, Matthew, James, Rory, Paul and all those who helped out to make it such a good night! Watch the website and Facebook pages for details on the next one.

On 19th April we're cycling from Ballamastone to Kilmessan GAA Club and back to raise money in this, our 90th anniversary year. To register, follow the link on the website or email info@stpatsgaa.com.

In the Juvenile section, our focus now turns to the Easter Camp which will be held from 15th-17th April in Ballamastone. If you'd like to get involved and give us a hand, just contact Leslie or email info@stpatsgaa.com.

Congrats to our LGFA mentors who recently completed Foundation and Level One Coaching Courses. Thank you for the time and effort you put in - on and off the pitch!

Not all teams were in action the week before last, but our U-10 boys beat Clontarf, our U-12 Boys 1 beat Sylvesters 3-8 to 2-5, our U-12 Boys 2 overcame Ballyboden St Enda 6-8 to 3-2, our U-13 girls beat Foxrock Cabinteely 3-3 to 1-5 and our U-16 boys beat Thomas Davis 10-18 to 2-5 in the Cup.

Our U-14 girls drew with Ballyboden St Enda 3-11 to 4-8 in a fantastic, end-to-end encounter. Well done all!

St Sylvester's

Sunday was a very fine day, with all of our four adult football teams winning their games

The senior football team had a very good win away to Templeogue, with the forwards having a very good outing, and the AFL3 team's forwards were also on fire, putting up a very impressive score of 4-13 against St Marks (1-8).

In the AFL6 the Junior A team beat Wanderers 1-12 to 0-5 and the Junior B team had a six-point victory over Palmerstown.

Next Sunday the adult hurlers and minor football teams are in action.

The intermediate hurlers play at home to Naomh Barrog at 10.30 and the Junior hurlers are also at home to Naomh Olaf at noon.

The Minor A football team play at home to Naomh Barrog at 11am and the Minor B team play away to St Finian's at the same time.

The Under 12s are running a quiz this Friday at 8.30pm to raise funds for their trip to Ardara. Please come along and support them.

The club extends sincere sympathy to Gary Penrose and his family on the sad passing of Gary's grandfather, Pinnie Penrose.

The Annual Bank of Ireland Awards Night took place last Sunday night week in the club and it was a magnificent celebration.

The senior football award went to Brian Sexton and Alan Morris picked up the top hurling award, while Katie Slattery received the ladies award.

Two very popular and long-serving stalwarts of the club received much deserved recognition, with Michael Stuart receiving the Clubman of the Year award and Christy Reilly the Hall of Fame award. Chairman Mel McIntyre and his team put on a superb evening which Lisa McIntyre and Darragh McGrath hosted with style and aplomb.

Congratulations to Malahide Community School senior girls football team for winning the Leinster Schools Championship with a one-point victory over Gorey Community School. Emma Lynch got the all-important winning point.

Skerries Harps

There were good wins over the past week for the Senior footballers over St Pats Palmerstown, the Minor hurlers against O'Tooles and the Junior footballers who beat Naomh Fionnbarra in the AFL6.

Well done to Paul Cashman and Eoin McGinley on reaching the Leinster final with Dublin's Under-21 footballers, and hard luck to Eve Kehoe on Dublin's Minor camogie defeat against Offaly.

Next Saturday the Harps' Minor ladies footballers host Man O War at 3pm, and on Sunday there's an MFL2 game at home to Raheny at 11am and the AHL5 hurlers face Ballinteer St Johns at Marley Park at noon. For all other results and fixtures and updated news see the website www.skerriesharps.ie.

Membership Fees: Paid-up members only may apply for club tickets for Dublin games. Members paid before 31st March will be eligible for the All-Ireland tickets draw.

There will be a Schools Hurling/Camogie tournament at Easter. Contact Stephen at 085-1559546 and more details will be available next week.

The Academy continues on Saturdays at 10am and the club shop opens from 10.30am.

A public information meeting re the new clubhouse and a question/answer session will take place on Thursday 10th April in Skerries Community Centre at 7pm - all very welcome.

The clubhose will be open for all Dublin games.

Juvenile games meetings are on every Thursday at 9pm, followed by Adult Games meetings at 10pm.

Thanks to all who supported the Cheltenham and DKube fundraisers over the last few weeks.

Zingo result: 6-2-4-1-5-7-3. There was no winner of the jackpot, which now stands at €4,300. The dividend winner of €350 last week was Barry Keane - well done Barry. This Thursday night's draw will be in the Black Raven at 10.30pm.

Envelopes cost €2 from Gary Holland or by quarterly bank standing order - or play on-line at skerriesharps.ie.

While work continues on the new clubhouse the car park will remain closed. Access to the pitch is via the steps/gate on the left-hand side, and see the website for alternative parking arrangements.

Starlights

Saturday's lotto numbers for a jackpot of €800 were 6, 8, 19, 22 and the €50 prizes went to Martin Reardon, Thomas & Liz (c/o Noel) and C Condon.

Annual membership is now due and is payable to John Cooley or any committee member. The closing date is 31st March.

Our strong start to the league campaign continues following another great win in the league on Sunday morning, Starlights 1-6 to 0-7 against St Finian's Swords. Well done to all involved.

Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm sharp.

Congratulation to Sean Charlie Byrne and Sharon Kelly on the birth of their daughter Ava.

Wild Geese

The Junior hurlers face Na Gael Oga in St Catherine's Park next Sunday in the AHL8 at 3pm, while the U-15 hurlers are away to Commercials in the MHL4 the same day at 11.30am.

Training for the adult, minor and under-15 hurlers is on this Wednesday in Oldtown from 7pm.

Numbers drawn in last week's Golden Goose lotto were 1, 5, 15, 26 and the €20 prizes went to F Fisher, Max Newman and Holly, Daire & Alex. This week's jackpot stands at €2,300.

Membership is now due and forms can be found on www.wildgeesegaa.ie.

The club is seeking a juvenile hurling coach - if you're interested please contact Sean McNulty on 086-2589908.

Golf

Balbriggan

Sunday's fourball qualifier: 1st David Boylan (10-8) & John Rogan (16-12) 7up ob9; 2nd Colm Lawless (11-8) & Con O'Connor (12-9) 7up.

Some 3ups got in, namely Quinten Hughes & Rory Slevin, Ray Gannon & Richie Kelly and Barry Wilde & Dave Noone.

Sunday's ladies 18-hole stableford: 1st Collette Guildea (12) 38pts, 2nd Nicola Campbell (11) 34pts, 3rd Marion Behan (21) 34pts.

Saturday's fourball qualifier: 1st Bernard Corcoran (12-9) & Paul Nally (10-8) 9up; 2nd John Flynn (14-11) & TJ Fitzpatrick (27-20) 6up ob9.

Two 2ups qualified - Brendan Griffen & Michael Monaghan, and John O'Shea & George Wilson.

Saturday's ladies 18-hole stableford: 1st Sandy Forsyth (14) 35pts, 2nd Mrs Amanda Williams (17) 31pts.

Last Tuesday's Australian Spoons ladies scotch foursomes: 1st Ann Griffin & Breegen Roche (28) 73; 2nd Elaine Whelan & Bernie Hunt (17) 76; Gross prize Noreen Keeling & Sandy Forsyth (13) 81.

Donabate

Sunday's ladies 12-hole singles stableford: Div 1 winner Deirdre Bradshaw (6) 22pts, 2nd Kathleen Fetherston (23) 22pts; Div 2 winner Deirdre Wright (27) 21pts, 2nd Jo O'Farrell (29) 21pts; Div 3 winner Claire Greene (34) 25pts, 2nd Bernadette White (35) 23pts.

Saturday's ladies 18-hole singles stableford: 1st Elaine Fitzgerald (11) 33pts, 2nd Frances Cullen (14) 24pts, 3rd Karen Molony (36) 19pts, 4th Yvonne McCabe (17), 5th Deirdre Bradshaw (6).

Last Tuesday's ladies 14-hole singles stableford voucher competition: Div 1 winner Rosanna Jackson (19-4) 27pts; Div 2 winner Mary Cullen (30-2) 30pts, 2nd Paula Baldwin (30) 26pts (on tie with Mary Clinton & Anne Carroll); Div 3 winner Anne Holland (31-2) 24pts ocb, 2nd Anne Nolan (36-4) 24pts.

The St Patrick's Day ladies 18-hole singles stableford was won by 26-handicapper Deirdre O'Hagan, a visitor, with 35 points.

Pitch & putt

Ballyboughal

The O'Connor Cup on St Patrick's Day produced the best turnout in a long time at the club and the competition was very strong on the day.

The winner was Irene Parkinson with a nett 48 and the runner-up was Ronnie Delaney with a gross 49. Also congratulations to Ronnie with the nearest to the pin on the 3rd.

Many thanks to Cllr David O'Connor for his support of this competition.

The Sunday game winner was John Cahill with a nett 50 ob9 and the runner-up was Jimmy Browne.

March Lotto bonus balls are available in the local Mace deli and the draw will take place next Saturday.

Membership renewals for 2014 are due from 1st April and new members welcome. Call the secretary on 085-1743748 for details.

Rugby

Ashbourne

Next Sunday Ashbourne 1st XV play Enniscorthy in the semi-final of the Provincial Towns Cup, sponsored by Cleaning Contractors. This game will be played in Naas with a kick-off at 3pm. Please come and support the club against the tournament favourites and current All-Ireland Junior club champions.

Women's training is up and running on Mondays at 6.30pm. Watch the website for more details. Training for our minis, youths and girls teams continues and it is not too late to start playing/training.

Full details are on our website on www.ashbournerugby.ie, or follow us on twitter @AshbourneRFC or Facebook.

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