Congrats to the second team who beat Erin Go Bragh at home in the quarter-final of the Junior D Championship last Sunday. We would like to wish the Erin Go Bragh player who got injured during the match a speedy recovery. The first team lost to Clontarf away last Saturday in a Division 3 league match. Best of luck to the ladies team who play Naomh Olaf this Wednesday in St Margarets at 7.30pm in the final of the Ladies Junior F Championship. Best of luck to Cathal Flynn and Adam Rogers and to the Dublin Minor Football team who play Meath this Sunday in the final of the All Ireland Minor Football Championship.
Well done to all our members on their great Junior Cert results. Well done to the U11's & U12's St Peters teams who both won their matches against O'Tooles (B) and St. Peregrines respectively. Hard luck to the U14's & U15's St Peters teams who lost to Cu Chulainn and St Brigids teams respectively. Well done to the U13's Girls team who won their Cup match against Foxrock/ Cabinteely (B). Hard luck to the U11's Girls team who lost to Ballyboden St Endas C, and to the U16's Girls team who were beaten in a Championship match against Ballinteer St Johns.
Next Saturday the U11's St Peters team play a home match in Ballyboughal at 11am. The U11's Girls team play an away match at 5pm. The Club is holding a Race Night in Kettle's Country House Hotel on Friday 12th October. The club is currently seeking sponsors for the night. Please contact Lar Lynch on 086-3866502 if you would like to sponsor a race.
Congratulations to the ladies who claimed the Junior B Championship after a victory over St Judes on Friday last in Lawless Park. The Inters and Juniors lost out to Fingallians and Geraldine Morans respectively in the championship. Many thanks to all who participated and helped out with the filming of the AIB advert in the club over the weekend. Are you or your child involved with Clann Mhuíre? Do you have a business? Why not advertise for free on our club website. 'Keep it in the Club' is a new initiative that has been launched by the club to promote members' businesses. For further details visit www.clannmhuire.com/directory. Envelopes for the lucky dip are only €2 and are available from Reilly's Daybreak along with other local businesses and the usual sellers. The sports hall is available for bookings. Contact the number below. If you have news you would like included in the club notes, text 086-3040583. See www.clannmhuire.com for the most up to date news, fixtures and much more.
The Annual Colours Nite will take place this Saturday in the club bar. The invite goes out to all members and friends with a dress code of a county/club jersey or polo top. Two All Ireland Football stand tickets will be on auction, with many more spot prizes on the night.
Our Footballers progressed to the Intermediate Championship quarter final with a win on Friday evening. The draw takes place this Tuesday, so stay tuned to Twitter or www.fingallians.com.
Our U15A footballers beat Ballyboden A in the first round of their championship.
To celebrate Catherine Walsh's achievement in bringing two Paralympic medals home, the club are presently organising a celebration night on Saturday 29th September - further details to follow.
The club will be hosting Hurling, Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Mini All Irelands starting on Monday next with hurling. All matches will be on the main pitch and the cost per child is €5. Please contact Nicola/Simon or see promotional posters in the club for more information.
A reminder that our nursery resumed on Saturday with record numbers. There are still places available and if you know of any interested kids please have them attend the club next Saturday from 10am or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Coiste Cultúrtha intend to have a Fingallians team in this year's 'Scór na nÓg'. This is the GAA's cultural talent competition for Under 17s which will be held in November. Further details on the competition are available at the 'Cúinne na Gaeilge' section of our website www.fingallians.com. Anybody interested in helping/organising our team should contact Liam at 086-3814422.
The golf society held their annual captains day in Beaverstown last Friday. The overall winner was Eoin Cullen, Golfer of the year went to Paul O'Neill and Visitor went to Rory Robinson. Well done Capt Shay and President Jonathan Jennings.
The bloodbank would like to thank all of Fingal who made blood donations last week in the club and reminded us that they will be returning in mid-December.
The Minor team play Craobh Chiarain in the league final on Sunday at 10.30am in Rolestown. Best of luck to the lads - please come out and support them.
We are running a Table Quiz on Friday 5th Octobeer at 8pm in Kettles, and each team in the club is requested to enter at least two tables - €7.50 per person (€30 per table).
As well as overall winning tables, we will award additional fun prizes to the leading Table/Team in the different groups (Juvenile Boys, Juvenile Girls, Seniors, etc).
For more information, contact your team manager/mentor or Nick Halligan at 0872214992.
Well done to the U13s on a good win over Naomh Mearnog in the league on Saturday.
Well done to the Fingal Ravens team who beat Fingallians on Saturday to be the first winners of the Alan Leetch Memorial Cup.
As regards family tickets for the Hurling replay, regrettably there will be no family tickets available for sale through the club as the Dublin County Board has received a very small number of these tickets. The County committee has decided to allocate the family tickets to the families of the Minor Hurling team.
We would like to send our sympathies to Brian Honan and his family on their death of his father.
We would also like to send our condolences to Terry McGeough and his family on the tragic death of his cousin, Fermanagh footballer Brian Og Maguire.
There will be a Committee meeting this Thursday at 8pm in Kettle Hotel.
Man O War
The men's first team had a good win over O'Dwyer's in their league encounter the weekend before last. Well done lads and thanks for the great support.
The ladies had no game that week after receiving a walkover, while there was a great win for our Under-11s over Whitehall Colmcilles at home. Well done lads.
The Minor girls lost out to St Sylvester's and the Under-14 girls lost to Beann Eadair in the championship recently, but the U-11 girls had good wins in a tournament in Skerries and the U-16 girls had a good championship win over Naomh Mearnog. Well done to the team and management.
Thanks to all the ladies who signed up for Gaelic for Mothers. Siobhan will be in touch regarding matches.
Thanks to all who helped out with the Killalane Races.
Condolences to the Kirk family on their recent bereavement, and also to the Mulligan and Skelly families on their loss.
The club is holding a raffle for two tickets for the All Ireland Football Final. Tickets cost €10 and can be purchased from our website www.naomhmearnog.ie or from Eamon in the clubhouse. The draw takes place on Saturday night in the bar. Gook luck to Shane Carthy and the Dublin Monor team. It was nice to see camogie star Niamh Taylor make a temporary return for our senior team on Sunday morning in the game against Na Fianna. Our mighty Under 7 teams played their first games ever on Saturday against neighbours St Sylvesters. Well done to all. Thank you to all who helped organise and run the Scrap Saturday project. It was a great success. Well done to our Senior footballers who put on a tremendous display against Ballyboden in the championship. A reminder that the Ladies football All Ireland 7s now takes place on Saturday 6th October. No other activity will take place on the clubhouse pitches that day. Don't forget that if you are not going to the game next Sunday, you can come along and watch it on one of our big screens.
Round Towers Lusk
The Nursery is back with a massive bang. We are seeing a record number of children coming each Saturday morning to learn some GAA skills whilst making new friends and we definitely need more help. Our Nursery caters for boys and girls aged between three and seven every Saturday from 10.45 to 11.45am with a small cost of €2. If you are willing to help out in any way please contact Shane Treanor (GPO) on 086-1608672 or email@example.com. Our Sponsored Fun Cycle will take place next Saturday and is open to people 16 years and over. There are 2 route options available, 30km and 50km, and registration takes place at a new time of 12.30 at the clubhouse. It is hoped to have the cyclists on their way by 1pm. For anyone who is interested in doing the cycle but doesn't have a sponsorship card, you can register on the morning at a cost of €20 per person. Likewise, we need plenty of people to help behind the scenes. Contact John Clare (086-8054276) or Philip Brogan (086-2504883) for further information. Helmets are compulsory and your bike should be roadworthy. Lotto numbers last week were 13, 20, 24 and 25, €80 went to D&M Beggs, €40 went to M Peters, L Barry and J Hand and this week's jackpot stands at €7,150. Bingo takes place as usual next Monday at 8.30pm, with the book costing €8. The U-8 team hosted a Hurling Blitz on Saturday morning with O'Dwyer's and Parnells taking part. It was great to see so many kids out playing and parents out supporting and everyone had a good morning out. Our U-9s played their first match after the summer break against Ballinteer St Johns and both teams displayed some fine hurling skills. It was a very close game in the end, with Towers performing very well as a team. The U-11 Girls played away to Fingal Ravens on Saturday afternoon, with all playing very well which ensured they returned home with a good win under their belts. Player of the Match went to Aoife Curren and Most Improved Player was Eimer Hanlon. The U-13s beat St Peregrines 6-18 to 35 in Hartstown on Saturday. The U-14 Girls played their second game of the championship and having lost their last game it was imperative to bring home a victory. And this they did. Having travelled to Clontarf to play Scoil Ui Chonaill the girls were a point behind at the half-time whistle, but with superb play from Chloe Lawless, Jessie Grimes and Anna Sheridan they pulled it together and won out 3-6 to 3-4. Player of the Match went to Holly Keogh and Most Improved Player was Sinead Smith. This same team travelled to Sandyford on Sunday to play Naomh Olaf (table leaders), but with a much diminished side, they were unfortunately beaten. A very disappointed team still rallied to congratulate Anna Sheridan on her super performance in goals which got her Player of the Match and Tara Callan got Most Improved Player. CuChulainn U-14s also had a good win on Saturday when they took on St Peters CM/Ballyboughal - final score 5-14 to 1-7. CuChulainn U-15s took on Fingal Ravens in their championship bid over in Rolestown on Sunday morning, returning home victorious with a final score of 1-12 to 1-9. Aaron Duffy was named Player of the Match. Good luck in the second round. The adult second team finished off their season in style with a fine win over Colmcilles up in Swords on Tuesday evening. Despite missing a few regulars, the team stepped up to the plate to grind out a hard fought victory - 1-12 to 1-9. Well done lads. The adult first team held St Annes to a draw on Sunday in Lusk, Towers 0-10 to 24 for St Annes.
St Finian's Swords
We had huge disappointment last weekend, with our footballers losing their Intermediate Championship tie to an excellent Good Counsel on Saturday evening. The lads from Good Counsel put in an outstanding second half to come from four points behind at the break.
Our Junior footballers put in an excellent performance on Sunday morning, beating Kilmacud Crokes by 1-12 to 0-10. The result leaves the lads with one league fixture and will see them ending up in midtable with plenty to look forward to in the next campaign.
We also had a great wins for our Under 14 and Under 15 footballers in their championship fixtures. The U14's beat Geraldine P Moran by a score of 9-18 to 7-9 and the U15's beat Peregrines by 6-13 to 2-6. Still plenty of excitement to come this season!
We have the Mini All-Ireland leagues being played each evening from Tuesday to Friday this week. The leagues are open to boys and girls aged six to 12. Registration forms are available from www.stfinians.com.
The Inter-County Table Quiz is being held on Thursday night at 8.30pm in Peacocks. Please wear your county colours, particularly if you are a Mayo or Donegal supporter. We will be announcing the winners of the raffle for All-Ireland Football Final tickets on the night. Make sure you have emailed firstname.lastname@example.org before 8pm on Wednesday if you want to be in with a chance to buy a ticket for the final.
St Finians Ladies' Social Nights meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8.15pm with different topics, crafts and speakers each month. Refreshments and nibbles are provided for €5. There are also social events arranged every second month. Ring Jenny on 087-7559499 for further details.
The Lotto jackpot was €6,700 and the numbers drawn were 2, 7, 10, 15. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Ger Mohan and Catherine Grice. This week's jackpot will be €6,800.
For all the latest news and updates why not follow us on Twitter @StFiniansSwords.
Best of luck to Maurs' Owen Fletcher who is part of the Dublin Minor Football team in the All Ireland next Sunday.
St Maurs U9s played away to Craobh Ciaran on Saturday morning. Dylan Gavin and Evan Carthy had a great game up front for the maroons, scoring three goals between them, while Paul Fynes in midfield and Tomas Hegarty in the backs contributed to a great team performance.
The Maurs' gold had a tougher match. Dylan Landy played well in the forwards while Colin Dennehy in midfield and Shane Kennedy in the backs played well to keep Maurs gold in the match. However an outstanding save from goalie Senan Monks in the last minute of the game meant the sides finished even. Overall, Maurs won by six points.
Congratulations to the players and mentors of the U12 Camaint team who won the Division 2 shield in a nail-biting finish at Parnell Park Saturday.
Maurs, fielding a panel made up of members of our U11 and U12 teams, had qualified for the Division 2 shield competition by winning five of their eight group games through the summer.
In the final Maurs faced Naomh Barrog. We started well again, with Steven Bogan finishing with deadly accuracy and Adam Kelly-Kiernan cutting over a beautiful free and soon it was 0-5 to 0-1 for the Rush men.
Barrog however got a goal and then pointed a free to send the game to extratime sudden death. Cathal Price fielded a high ball in the opposition half but was pulled down to give Maurs a free which Steven Bogan duly pointed to win the trophy, final score Maurs 0-6 Nh Barrog 1-2.
Maurs' U16 boys football team had a good win against Scoil Ui Connaill on Saturday and our Senior football team had a good win in St Margarets over Trinity Gaels Whitehall in the Senior Football Championship.
Maurs' U14 ladies footballers had a good win over Beann Eadair on Thursday and St Maurs/O'Dwyer's camogie team had a good win over Skerries Harps in the championship away. St Maurs' Senior Camogie team lost out to Trinity Gaels on Thursday in the quarter-final of the Championship.
Numbers drawn in Sunday's lotto were 3,5,9, 13 and next Sunday's jackpot will be €7,750. The €50 lucky dip winners were John Skelly, John Flynn, Grandad & Luke, Declan Costello and Veronica Drumm.
Contact the club for booking functions etc at www.maurs.ie or ring 8438233.
Sylvester's GAA Club moves to the centre of the boxing world this Friday in the Wright Venue when they take on the mighty Malahide Rugby Club in The Big Fight Night. The occasion is being billed as The Pride of Malahide and the all-important bragging rights are the main stakes on offer.
This is, of course, an important fund-raiser, with 100% of the funds raised going directly to both clubs in order to support development projects, and tickets are available at €20 and €30 from the clubs.
Fourteen brave men and women from St Sylvester's, including hurlers and footballers, will do battle with the hookers, loosehead props and openside flankers from Malahide Rugby Club. The contestants have been training hard for more than six weeks and tension is mounting as the big night draws near.
Some marquee names are on the bill for St Sylvester's, with senior footballer and top contender 'Joxer' Coughlan sure to impress, while hurlers 'Mondo' Sullivan and 'Jockey' Kane are well used to taking a few knocks.
The elegant stylists on the team are definitely Sarah 'Sugar Ray' Nugent and Nikki 'Marvellous Marvin' McGrattan, and also in the fray for Sylvester's is Cllr Eoghan 'Rocky' O'Brien who is well used to the rough and tumble and will come out smiling anyway. Darragh 'Dynamite' McGrath is a natural entertainer and he won't disappoint.
This is a must-see event full of colourful characters from both clubs who are willing to put themselves forward to raise funds in the best tradition of helping their community. It will be a night to remember. Doors open at 7.15.
The Senior football team moved into the last 16 of the championship with a very convincing victory over Raheny. The full forward line of Dunne, Daly and McCarthy put up a very impressive 5-9 and the defence was dominant.
The Ladies football team were in complete control in their Leinster Championship win over St Kevin's of Louth. They notched up 5-18 in very wet and windy conditions.
The Intermediate footballer team also had an impressive championship victory over St Margarets by 1-15 to 0-9. The Juniors lost their semi-final to a top class St James's Gaels team. They play St Vincent's in a league decider and also have the Parsons Cup Final to come.
The big one this week is the Intermediate Hurling Championship Final against Round Towers in Parnell Park on Saturday at 5.45. Don't miss it.
We thank Malahide Credit Union for their generous sponsorship of our social initiative trip to see The Plough and The Stars by the Abbey Theatre.
The Lotto jackpot this week is a nice even €1,500. Play and win on www.stsylvesters.ie.
The Senior footballers bowed out of the Senior Championship, going down to Thomas Davis after a very spirited display.
In the juvenile section the U-14 boys footballers made it two wins from two with a great display in beating St Brigids in a tight and competitive encounter. Well done to the players and mentors. The U-16 Camogie team had a good win over Faughs/Celtic.
Next Sunday the Junior hurlers play Civil Service in Islandbridge at 10.30am.
The Juvenile section will stage a sponsored Solo Run around the streets of Skerries on Saturday next at 1pm. Each of the juvenile teams from U-8 to U-16 will be represented at camogie, hurling and football in what promises to be a fun event with plenty of thrills and colour.
The route will start from the Harps to Strand Street via Skerries Mills and on to Church Street, finishing back at the Harps clubhose where the players will have earned a well deserved rest. If any young Harps call to your door with their sponsorship card (€2 a line), please lend your support for the juvenile section.
Weekly Whist has resumed in the clubhouse on Tuesdays at 8.30pm - new members always welcome.
There will be a Juvenile Games meeting on Thursday at 9pm and an Adult Games meeting at 10pm. Anyone wishing to help out with any team is most welcome to attend.
The Harps Golf Society (S.H.A.G.S) hold its Captain's (Mick Conway's) Prize in Skerries GC on Friday 28th September and the timesheet is available from Paul Murray at 085-1740474. The meal and presentation of prizes will be on in the Harps clubhouse at 8pm.
New members (male and female) are very welcome and all ex-captains should bring their jackets please. This is always a great social night.
Eireann Elvis with Full Band makes a welcome return on Sunday 28th October in Skerries Community Centre. Tickets, €20, are now on sale from Pat Dwyer at 087-2505479.
Juvenile Academy now back on Sat mornings at 10am. Contact our GPO Tomas Burke 087 7257582.
This is a last call for anyone who has not claimed their prize from the Lucky Dip at the White Collar Boxing Night to contact Fergal 086-8984657 by tomorrow (Wednesday) at the latest to collect the prize.
Congrats to all our members who received their Junior Cert results last week and good luck to all for your future.
The clubhouse will be open for the AllIreland Football Finals on Sunday next.
Zingo Result: 7-3-5-6-4-1-2. There was no winner of the jackpot, which now stands at €1,300. This Thursday's draw will take place in The Black Raven at 10.15pm - all very welcome. Envelopes are on sale from Gary at €2 or you can enter on line at skerriesharps.ie.
The hurlers host Crumlin in their junior championship quarter-final at Oldtown next Sunday at 10.30am - details to be confirmed. Training will take place as usual for juveniles and adults this Wednesday from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Last week's numbers in the Golden Goose lotto were 20, 32, 35, 37 and the €20 prizes went to S McNulty, Locky Donnelly and Alice Hagan.