BALLYBOUGHAL - Thanks to all who helped out in organising the Children's Christmas Party on Sunday, and also to the Youth Club for providing the entertainment on the day.
A great day was had by all, with Santa in generous form. Congratulations to Patrick Kavanagh on winning the Christmas Draw. Congrats to all the other winners including: 2nd - Darragh McNulty; 3rd - Stephen McLaughlin; 4th - Mick Barker; 5th - The Fays; 6th - Matt and Stephen; and 7th - Jen Wynne. Here's wishing all our players and members a Happy Christmas and a successful New Year.
Lotto numbers for the week before last were 6, 16, 19, 21 and €20 went to Noel McCarthy, Mairead Kiely and Biff McCardle.
Round Towers Lusk
It was a busy week in the club, with team presentations being held. The U-11 girls kicked off proceedings on Wednesday when they were presented with new tracksuit tops and there was a full house again on Friday evening when the U-7 to U-11 teams received medals and certificates. Santa also made an appearance and all the kids received a selection box. On Saturday night the U-13 to U-15 teams were presented with their medals along with some individual trophies. For the U-13 team, Jack Hussey received Footballer of the Year, with Rian Moore receiving Most Improved, while Donal Clarke was Hurler of the Year and Aaron Hogan Most Improved Hurler. The U-14 team were represented by Aaron Duffy as Player of the Year and David Weir Most Improved Footballer. Last but not least, the U-15 team saw Cormac Howley receive Player of the Year, Most Improved was Rory Harford and a new award this year was for Most Committed Player which went to Eoin Gaffney. Well done to all. A big thank-you goes to everyone involved in these teams, to the players for their commitment to their club and team; to the coaches who give up their free time; and to the parents for all the assistance they give the coaches. It would not have been the successful year it was without all the pieces of the jigsaw. Thanks also to the bar staff this week for helping with the celebrations, and also to those who assisted with the catering of these events. Tickets for our Christmas Draw are now on sale in the bar, with the draw taking place on Saturday next. A Club Night will be held on Friday 28th December from 8.30 onwards in the bar. It is hoped that all team mentors, parents of children playing for the club and members will take this opportunity to get together and have some fun. The club shop is being operated by Anne-Marie Codd and she can be contacted on 0863657200 to view or place an order for any of our club gear. There was no winner of last week's lotto jackpot and the numbers drawn were 2, 18, 23 and 27. €80 went to Brian O'Connor and €40 to Michelle, Jean O'Neill and Sabs Murphy. This week's jackpot will be €2,050. Strictly Come Dancing is coming to Lusk next April in order to raise vital funds for the club. We are delighted that Kevin Rowe Events are helping us with this massive fund-raising drive and it promises to be a fantastic experience for the dancers taking part and also a great night out for all in the audience. The dancers will commence a six-week training schedule early in the new year and many are looking forward to it already. Keep an eye on the Facebook Page Strictly Round-towerslusk for all the updates. Roll on April!! Season's Greetings to all our members, coaches and players - hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
St Finian's Swords
The Executive Committee extends deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Gary Emmett who passed away so suddenly on Thursday last. Gary was a mentor, along with Martin Halpin, to one of our juvenile football and hurling teams from 2004 up until last year. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cathy, Robert and Megan. His funeral mass took place on Monday morning in the Church of the Holy Child, Whitehall. May he Rest in Peace. We also extend sympathies to Con Murphy and all his family on the loss of Con's brother during the week. The Christmas Social Night, which was postponed last week, will now take place this Friday in Peacocks' function toom at 9pm. We will have some music and craic and show our appreciation to the many mentors and coaches who made our successful year possible. The Christmas Grand Prize Draw will also take place on Friday night. The Christmas Fair was well supported, with many visitors coming along to see Santa and also to bring toys for the SVP 2FM Toy Appeal. The club calendar was also launched at the fair and is available by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The clubhouse will remain closed until January 7th. Don't forget to put our 'Mock Wedding' in your new 2013 diary. The wedding will take place on 16th February 2013 and promises to be an absolutely funpacked day with plenty of surprises. Tickets for the wedding are €50 and will include a four-course meal, entertainment from a gospel choir, a live band and DJ late into the night. There will also be lots of great prizes to be won on the night. Sunday's lotto jackpot was €8,100 and the numbers drawn were 5, 10, 16, 21. There was no winner of the jackpot, while the €50 prizes went to Ann & Brian Bone and Harry O'Brien. This week's jackpot will be €8,200.
A very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year to all our members, sponsors, supporters and friends. We hope to see you all in the new season. The club shop will be open next Saturday from noon to 2pm for Christmas gifts, with club tshirts now half-price at €15. Gift tokens are also available. Call Cait for details at 087-2730434. Membership is now due - fees are unchanged from last year. Next Sunday local songwriter Martin Byrne and friends will play in the clubhouse from 6pm. Please support this night. Entry costs €5 and you can contact Pat Dwyer for info at 087-2505479. On Wednesday 26th the annual Married v Singles charity football match for the Mickey Scott Cup takes place at 11am, followed by a Married v Singles hurling/camogie match. A collection will be made for the local St Vincent De Paul Society. On Friday 28th the Christmas Charity Golf Society outing will take place at Skerries GC. The tee is available from 9am to noon and the meal and presentations will take place in the clubhouse at 7pm. Contact Paul for tee times at 085-1740474. Proceeds from the event will go to the local St Vincent De Paul Society. Zingo result for December 6th: 7-2-1-6-5-3-4. There was no winner of the jackpot, which now stands at €2,600. You can play on line at skerriesharps.ie and follow the links - or buy envelopes at €2 each from Gary Holland, our friendly promoter. This week's draw will take place in the Black Raven on Thursday at 10pm.
We are currently looking for a trainer/manager for the coming season. If anyone is interested please contact George on 0868371818. We are also looking new players - anyone interested in playing can also contact the number above. Training takes place on Tuesday night at 7.30. Lotto results for December 15th. In draw one for €10,000 the numbers were 3, 12, 16, 18 and in draw two for €3,550 the numbers were were 1, 4, 5, 17 The €100 prizes went to David Donohoe, Brenda O'Reilly, Ken Wilson, Maragret Mc Cabe, Mandy Brown, Patricia Quinn, Yukon, Joe Munns, Yukon and Alan Wallace. The next draw will take place on January 5th.