Ballyboughal - Well done to the first team who beat Lucan Sarsfields away last Friday.
They play St Monicas away in the last league match of the season this Saturday at 4.45pm. Best of luck to the second team who play Geraldine Morans this Sunday at 11am in the semi-final of the Junior D Championship. Thanks to Garristown Nursery and Academy Groups who travelled to Ballyboughal pitch last Saturday morning to play Ballyboughal teams in football match blitzes. All games ended in draws. Well done to the U9s team who beat St Sylvester's (2) last Saturday morning. Well done also to the St Peters U11s who had a great win away against league leaders Erin Go Bragh. The St Peters U11 team are now in second place with a match to play. Next Saturday the U13 Girls team play at home in the Division 4 Cup Shield semi-final at 3pm and the U14 St Peters team play their last league match of the season away at 3.30pm. On Sunday the St Peters Minor team play a championship match at home (in Naul) at 11am. The club is holding a Race Night in Kettle's Country House Hotel this Friday - all welcome.
The Minors play their second championship match on Sunday against Raheny in Naul after an opening-day win over St Monicas. The Inters lost out to Clontarf in the league and now travel to Cabra to face Naomh Fionnbarra on Saturday at 4.45pm. The Juniors play their last league match of the year against Tyrellstown on Sunday at 2pm in Naul. 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 for details. If you have any news you would like included in the club notes please text 086-3040583. See www.clannmhuire.com for the most up to date news, fixtures and much more.
Fingallians play St Pat's Donabate this Tuesday night in the Inter Football Championship semifinal in Parnell Park at 6.45pm. Match updates are on the club twitter account. There is an U15 championship semi-final double next Sunday, with our A team playing Ballymun at home in the A Championship (throw-in time to follow) and our B team play in the C Championship semi-final away to Lucan or Na Fianna at 11.30am. Well done to our U14 hurlers who beat Castleknock 2-16 to 0-7 on Saturday afternoon. This win puts them in Division 1 next season - well done to the panel and mentors. Last week saw the introduction of a new side to the club - social Gaelic football for mothers/mummies. This will continue each Monday at 7pm. New and old members are most welcome. There are 25 days to go until Fingallians boxers take on Naomh Barrog in the Battle of Fingal' in the Wright Venue, Swords, on Saturday November 3rd. Doors open at 7.30pm and nightclub entrance is included in the ticket price of €20. Please come out and support your club. Tickets are available now from all boxers and also behind the club bar. Jim Gavin last week announced his backroom team of Mick Deegan (Erins Isle), Declan Darcy (Clanna Gael Fontenoy), Michael Kennedy (DCU) and Shane O'Hanlon (St Vincent's). The footballers have drawn Carlow or Westmeath and the Senior hurlers have drawn Wexford in next year's Leinster openers. Congratulations on a well deserved All Star nomination for Paul Flynn. The final team of 15 players will be announced live on RTÉ television on Friday 26th October at the GAA/GPA All-Stars Awards ceremony. Our U11 squad will hold a cake sale in the main hall of the club next Saturday from 10am - noon with tea and coffee available as usual. Lotto numbers will now appear on twitter on Tuesday or Wednesday morning after each draw.
Man O War
The lads' first team had a good home win on Saturday evening against Crumlin and the U11s had a good win over Na Dubh Gall, 44 to 1-4. The lads have one remaining game in the league for the season, so keep an eye on facebook and twiiter for details of the game. Gaelic for Mothers training continues this week on Tuesday at 7pm at the pitch. We are always interested in meeting new players - no previous experience required. Keep up to date on http://www.facebook.com/Manowar.gfc.
Well done to Damian Forde and the Junior camogie team who have reached the League final after defeating Setanta in a great game. Our Senior Camogie girls qualified for the Shield final which was played on Sunday. They were beaten by Lucan in a tight game. We had fine displays from our Under 10, 11 and 12 footballers and our Under 8 Camogie girls. Thank you to all who helped run the Ladies All Ireland 7s. As usual, everthing ran like clockwork. We host The Gaelic4Mothers tournament in a few weeks and it was nice to see the Kerry team warming up on our pitches before heading for Croke Park. The club lotto continues each week, with the draw held each Sunday night in the bar. Please continue to support this important aspect of club revenue. You can now play on line. Please visit www.naomhmearnog.ie. We extend our sympathy to the Kirby family on the death of their mother Sarah. May her Soul Rest in Peace.
Round Towers Lusk
The club runs 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. With large numbers of children attending each week 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. Dates for our Football, Hurling & Camogie Hallowe'en Camp are Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st October and Thursday 1st November from 10am - noon for the four to six-year-olds and 10am2pm for seven to 13-year-olds. Registrations will take place as usual in the club hall on Saturdays October 20th and 27th between 10.30am - 12.30pm. Full details can be found on www.roundtowerslusk.ie. 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 while Saturday is 10am - 4.30pm, with lots of fun guaranteed. For further details or to book a place on the course, please contact Shane Treanor. There will be a charity night in aid of St. Francis Hospice in the club next Saturday from 9pm. Morning Dew will be providing the entertainment on the evening and there will be a raffle on the night for this very worthy cause. Everyone is welcome to come along and show their support. For further information please get in touch with Tom Whelan on 0879024620. Lotto numbers this week were 4, 14, 21 and 25, with no winners of the jackpot. The €80 prize went to A Murphy while €40 went to C Cashell, M Cashell and LM. This week's jackpot stands at €7,600. Bingo as usual will be on Monday at 8.30pm, with the book costing €8. Our U8s played Na Fianna on Saturday with a fine display of exciting football and team work. Josh Farrell was in top form, scoring some great points. The U9s met Castleknock 2 on Saturday morning with a smaller than usual team. Everyone worked hard and showed plenty of skills practised during their weekly training sessions. The U11s played away to Erins Isle, winning one game and losing one, with player of the match performances by Glenn Loughnane and Matthew Hennigan. Adam Shields ended the day with 1-4 for the blue team while Aaron Naughton bagged an impressive 5-5 from play for the white team. Our U13s are doing very well in both their leagues at the moment. Saturday's game saw them take on Beann Eadair in the semi-final of their hurling league, and a comfortable win of 5-9 to 0-2 left us all feeling very happy and ready for a final against league leaders St Marks on 20th October. With some key football games also forthcoming the lads would welcome any support on the sidelines. Keep it up guys.
St Finian's Swords
Congratulations to our Under 15 hurlers who won their league final and were presented with the league winners' trophy after the game. They defeated Na Fianna 3-12 to 2-4 to win the Division 4 title. Well done to all the mentors and players. Our Under 12 footballers also continued their excellent form with a good win against Na Fianna in the league. Special mention goes to Cillian Murphy and Dylan Gray who put in excellent displays. Our adult hurling team will be playing in the Junior B Championship final next Sunday at 2pm in Parnell Park and we are expecting a huge turnout from the club. Our club has not had a championship final for a number of years, so let's make sure that everyone gets out to encourage the lads. The Executive Committee of St Finians GAA Club extends deepest sympathies to Jean McGill, our Club Registrar, and to all her family, on the passing of her brother Anthony Garvey. May he Rest in Peace. 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 087 755 9499 for further details. The club agm will be held on November 22nd. Numbers drawn in the club lotto were 14, 16, 17, 23. The €50 winners were Doreen Robinson and Rita Collins and this week's jackpot will be €7,200.
The Senior football team lost out to St Vincents in round four of the Championship on Thursday night in Lawless Park. Maurs lost out in the Junior B Football Championship Final against St James Gaels in Parnell Park on Sunday. The Senior camogie team lost out away to Trinity Gaels in the league semi-final on Sunday. In the Under 8 boys Saturday football match against Naomh Mearnog the Maroons narrowly lost their first match 12-11, with Ciaran Kelly and Aaron Murphy Hamilton producing a storming performance. Ben Farren and Harry Doyle also had a good outing. The Maroons lost their 2nd game 7-15, with a great individual three-pointer from Jack Durnan and three points from Aaron O'Dea proving not enough. The Gold team lost their first match 16-19 and their second game 12-15. Both matches was very close and could have gone either way. All scores came from the boots of Karl Flynn and Cormac Dunne, with Cormac picking up the man of the match award. The White team fared out better, winning the first match 9-1 and narrowly losing the second one 610. Conal Cronin and Jack Lynch were to the fore, scoring nine and six points respectively. The U9 footballers hosted Trinity Gaels. The Maurs Maroons had a comfortable win, with some lovely points from play by Evan Carty and Colin Dennehy, whiile Padraig Butterly was outstanding and Ryan Quinn was solid in midfield. The Maurs Gold's match was a tighter contest. Paul Fynes and Edan Hurley played very well and were supported in their efforts by Aidan Harford and Irvin Gurokenis. The teamwork paid off, as in the end both teams had victories. Coach Robbie Carty was delighted with all players' performances.
'It's great to see so many skill points and points from play being scored,' he told the boys. 'It's all down to hard work and practice.' Our under 10 footballers, who are also down to one team, played at home against Fingal Ravens who had a strong start, scoring over the bar, but Maurs retaliated with some fine scores over the bar from Ryan Weldon, Daniel Thorne and Aaron O'Reilly. Cian Rock and Sean O'Neill also found the back of the net. However, despite their best efforts and some great passing and blocking, Maurs lost their game to a better team on the day. Man of the match was awarded to Evan Mackle. Maurs' U11 hurlers played away and had the long trek out to Bray Emmets where they won well with a commanding performance, led by Stephen Bogan who was commanding and picked off points on both his left and right side. In what was their second last match in the league Maurs kept themselves in the hunt for the league title. Well done to the U16 hurlers and their mentors on a brilliant performance in the A Championship against Ballyboden St Endas. This was one of the best games of hurling to be seen in St Maurs and although they lost out in the end they can hold their heads high. We're very proud of you all. Numbers drawn in the club lotto at the weekend were 8, 12, 16, 29 and the €50 lucky dip winners were Kevin Mc Guckian, Christine Keelan, Theresa Weldon, Marie Bissett and Rosemary Keelan. Next Sunday's jackpot will be €8,500. Contact the club for booking functions etc at www.maurs.ie or ring the office at 8438233 and contact Jean or Peter who will deal with any enquiries you may have.
The Senior football team put in a remarkable second-half performance to overcome a six-point deficit and qualify for the quarterfinals. Darren Clarke and Micheál McCarthy provided the vital scores and the large support will be looking forward to the next round. The Intermediates were unfortunate to lose out Cuala in their quarter-final. The ladies football team won the Intermediate All Ireland 7s title with a convincing win in the final against Na Piarsaigh of Galway. There is no stopping these remarkable girls and they continue with their quest to retain their Leinster title. The minor hurlers scored 3-13 to Kilmacud's 0-9 in their opening championship match. The under 16 hurlers were very unlucky to lose out to a disputed goal against Thomas Davis. The under-14 hurlers put in a great performance to defeat Lucan in a very exciting game in Bridgefield. We play in the Minor football A Championship away to Ballyboden next Sunday at 11am. Please come out and support them in this very important match. The lotto jackpot is worth €1,650 this week. Play and win on www.stsylvetsers.ie.
The Senior footballers completed their league fixtures with a draw against Kilmacud Crokes away. Currently they are fifth in Division 2, with an outside chance of a play-off spot. Well done to the team management - Charlie, Paul and Mick - on a successful season at adult level. The Minor hurlers had a 3-11 to 2-5 win over Na Fianna away in their first championship game. On Sunday next our Junior hurlers play Civil Service away at 11am in their last league game and our Minor footballers play Round Towers Clondalkin in Skerries in the championship at 11am. Weekly whist continues on Tuesday nights in the clubhouse at 8.30. Beginners are very welcome and lessons will be given free to anyone interested. Just come along. All mentors should attend the weekly meeting in the club on Thursday nights for fixtures, results, Board reports, etc. The Juvenile committee meet at 9pm and the Adult committee at 10pm. New members - mentors and players, both male and female - are very welcome to join. Our very successful Juvenile Academy continues every Saturday at 10am. Thanks to all our club coaches and to the parents who help by turning out each Saturday. A special thanks to Andy Geraghty for his 'traffic control' duties which are much appreciated! Academy details are available from our genial GPO, Tomas Burke, on 087-7257582. Our club shop is open during the Academy for all sporting gear, so now is the time to visit Cait and get your orders in for Christmas. Ours weekly lotto - Zingo - had no winner last week. Numbers were 4, 2, 1, 7, 6, 3, 5. Thanks to Richard Keane and staff in the Bus Bar for hosting the draw. This week's draw is on Thursday in Nealons at 10pm and the jackpot is €1,600. Play online at www.skerriesharps.ie or contact Gary Holland for an entry - only €2. On Sunday 28th October - Bank holiday weekend - Eireann Elvis and full band will appear in Skerries Community Centre. This is a fully licensed event with age restrictions. Tickets are €20 and are available from Pat Dwyer on 087-2505479 or from committee members. Current membership cards are available for collection in the clubhouse. Our sympathy this week to Cecil Keaveney and family on the death of his mother Olive and to the families of Noel Mansfield and George O'Connor, recently deceased - both of whom were generous supporters of Skerries Harps.