Ballyboughal -- Well done to the first team who beat St Monicas away last Saturday in the last league match of the season.
Congratulations to the second team who beat Geraldine Morans away last Sunday in the semi-final of the Junior D Championship. Best of luck to the second team who play Cuala in O'Toole Park next Sunday in the Final of the Junior D Championship - all support welcome. Congrats to the U-11 girls team who had a good win over Fingal Ravens in a winter league match. Well done also to the U13 Girls team who had a four-point win in the Cup-Shield semi-final against St Sylvester's at home.
The St Peters Minor team championship match ended in a draw in an exciting game in Naul. Hard luck to the U14 St Peters team who were well beaten by Cluain Tarbh (B) in a league match. Next Saturday the U-8s and U9s will have matches in the morning (fixture details to be sent by text). The U11 St Peters team have an away match against O' Dwyers at 11am, the U11 girls team have an away match against St Brigids at 4.30pm and the U13 girls have a home final of the Shield against Craobh Chiaran at 2.30pm.
On Sunday the U16 girls team have an away Shield final against Scoil Ui Chonaill. Thanks to all who helped in organising and running the club's Race Night fundraiser, held in Kettle's Country House Hotel last Friday. Thanks to all business, sponsors and to everyone who purchased a horse for the race night. A special thanks to Lar, Fergal and Michelle for all their hard work in ensuring the night was a huge success.
The Inters won away to Naomh Fionnbarra in the AFL 3, whilst the juniors received a walkover from Tyrellstown to conclude their season. The Inters play St Brigids in Russell Park on Thursday at 8.30pm. A race night will take place on Saturday November 10th. Horses, jockeys and trainers can be bought from any committee member. The annual dinner dance and awards night takes place on Saturday December 1st. Both events are in Hollywood Lakes Golf Club. 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.
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Two big dates for your diary - firstly next Saturday's Intermediate Football Championship Final against Cuala in Parnell Park at 6pm.
And of course Fingallians take on Naomh Barrog in the White Collar Boxing Event in the Wright Venue on November 3rd. This promises to be the social evening of the year for the club in one of Ireland's favourite venues. Please come along to support your club. Tickets can be purchased from the club bar, club shop, Declan Kelly (087-7906900), Peter McEntyre (086-6046050) or Jonathan Reddington (Reggie Kray) at 087-6521612.
The last seven days saw the club in four championship semi finals. We advanced to the finals in the Inter after extra time and U15C Championship finals but our U12A girls and U15A boys were defeated.
The club shop will open especially for the supporters prior to the championship final this Wednesday evening from 6 to 8pm.
The 2012 Coaching Conference will take place on Saturday 27th October in the main hall, 'unlocking your coaching potential'. Speakers will include George O'Connor and Sean Kelly - Leinster master tutors.
The re-scheduled Hurling Mini All Ireland started yesterday (Monday) and continues on Wednesday and Friday. The U7s and U8s are on at 6pm, U9s and U10s at 7pm and the U11 and U12 teams at 8pm. All matches are on the main pitch and the cost for entry is €5 per child.
For those who did not receive their Kelloggs Cul Camp bags during the camp, they are now ready for collection on Saturday mornings from the club shop. Please present your voucher in order to obtain your bag.
Please contact our office if you wish to book the hall or bar for a Christmas Party on 01-8400125 or email email@example.com.
The club will host a Bric a Brac sale on Saturday 24th November. Each team will host/manage/organise one table. For those teams interested in fund-raising please contact Deirdre at firstname.lastname@example.org (further details to follow).
Well done to our minor team on a great win over Clontarf on Sunday morning in the championship.
Also well done to our Junior B team on winning the Jim Nevin Cup in the Colmcilles tournament. We would like to thank Colmcilles for inviting us to play in the tournament.
Following Mick Deegan's announcement of becoming a Selector on the Dublin senior football management team, we will now start the process of appointing a manager for our senior team. Anyone interested in the position should contact club chairman Declan O'Brien on 086-2673830.
We are holding a Poker Classic on Friday 23rd November at 9pm sharp in Kettles Country House Hotel (bar). It's €50 per ticket, with a 50% payout, and to reserve your ticket please contact Declan O'Brien on 086-2673830 or Peter Kettle on 087-9957429.
Ever fancied yourself as a Lord or Lady Mayor? After a break of more than two decades Fingal Ravens are looking for suitable individuals to run for the esteemed office of 'Lord or Lady Mayor of Rolestown'. The purpose of this is to help raise funds to develop our club and its facilities. For more details please contact Declan on 086-2673830.
Last week's lotto numbers were 16, 27, 32 and 33, with €20 going to MJ Manning, Catherine Flanagan and David Walsh. The €20 winners the week before last were Carl O'Flaherty, Pat McDonagh and Luke Griffin. This week's jackpot is now worth €4,476.
A big thanks to all who supported the recent Club Quiz. Thanks to the managers and mentors for entering teams, to all those who participated on tables, donated spot prizes and supported the raffle, to all those who helped in organising the night and gave a dig-out. And special thanks to Nick Halligan and Carl O'Flaherty. The U-12s marked their last game of the year with a win over Erins Isle and this was the last game for the girls on the team and so we wish them the best of luck as U-13 girls next year. The Division 10 team had a good win away against St Pat's of Donabate last Sunday week. We are holding a karaoke night in the Pound next Saturday. Fingal Ravens' Ladies' Team Fundraiser, Fun social night with some singing thrown in!! Tickets only €10 each with free raffle. Contact any ladies' team member for tickets or text Tanya 085-7502482 or Audrey 0879753782, please come along and enjoy a great night out.
On Saturday we host the annual Gaelic4Mothers tournament. The usual helpers will be required. Contact Frank Lynch. All pitches at the clubhouse will be occupied, with the tournament all day. This is a great day's entertainment. All are invited to come along and admission is free. Also on Saturday at 4.45, our Senior footballers have a vital league game away to Erin's Isle. Support is needed so please come along. Clubhouse manager Eamon Cosgrove is running in the Dublin City Marathon in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital. There are sponsorship cards in the bar. Please support this very worthy cause. Our Under 16 footballers put in a fine performance to defeat St Marks and qualify for the Shield Final. We had wins also for our Under 10, 11, 12 and 14 teams. The Camogie Girls kept the flag flying high also. The Under 16s defeated Raheny and the Under 13s overcame Ballyboden. Both sides can now look forward to finals. Well done to all our mentors and players. With the dark winter nights approaching, we would like to remind all members that the clubhouse is a continous hive of social activity. On Monday nights we have one of the best Traditional Irish nights around. Our card players do their stuff on Wednesdays. We have our monthly Ceili. We have keep-fit classses, drama, chess and lots more. All major sporting events are shown on our big screens, food is served all day and our function rooms and bar can be hired for a variety of functions.
Round Towers Lusk
The dates for our football, hurling and camogie Hallowe'en Camp are Tuesday 30th to Thursday 1st November from 10am to noon for the four to six-year-olds and 10am-2pm for seven to 13-yearolds. Registrations will take place as usual in the club hall over the next two Saturdays between 10.30am and 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. For further details or to book a place on the course, please contact Shane Treanor. Round Towers run 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. The adult football team are holding a meeting in the clubhouse this Thursday to plan for the 2013 season. Anyone who is interested in playing (from Minor level up) is welcome to attend this meeting, which starts at 8.30pm. Good luck to our teams who play important games next weekend. The U13s meet St Marks in the final of their Hurling League, the U14 Girls play Scoil Ui Chonaill in their Shield Final and the U15 St Margarets/Round Towers Girls take on Na Fianna in the Division 1 Shield Final. Dublin Ladies Gaelic will host a Fashion Show in The Wright Venue on 27th October. This fundraiser is aimed at raising necessary funds to support and invest in the development of Dublin Ladies GAA. Lots of our county players will strut their stuff alongside some of the stars from the men's side of football and this promises to be an exciting evening. Tickets are available online at www.dublinladiesgaelic.ie. Girls, why not come out and show your support. Lotto numbers last week were 3, 7, 22 and 25. Congratulations to our winners - €80 went to S Cashell and €40 to S O'Connell, T Boylan and D Keogh. This week's jackpot stands at €7,750. Bingo continues as usual on Mondays at 8.30pm, with the book costing €8. Our U8s played a stylish brand of hurling against Beann Eadair, moving the ball quickly into our forwards who then scored some fine goals. This was our best team performance in the league so far.
The U11 Girls had a tough game against St Peregrines on Saturday. They went in at half-time ahead but unfortunately were beaten by three points in the end. Katie Kavanagh got Player of the Match and Most Improved Player was Bronagh Neary.
The U13s played football against St Annes, with another resounding victory under their belts - 4-4 to 0-4.
CuChulainn U14s played St Maurs, with a final score of 3-11 to 3-5 in favour of the CuChulainn lads.
CuChulainn U16s were not so lucky with their outing against Ballyboden St Endas, being beaten by four points.
Success came the way of the CuChulainn Minors in their championship outing against Cuala. A fine display of football saw the CuChulainn lads rewarded with a victory.
St Finian's Swords
There was big disappointment in Parnell Park at the weekend when our adult hurlers lost the Junior B Championship Final against Lucan Sarsfields. The opposition proved too strong and eventually ran out winners by a score of 2-14 to 1-4.
Our under 15 footballers also had championship disappointment on Friday evening when they came up against a very strong Parnells team in the semifinal.
Another good win was recorded by our Under 12 hurlers, with stand out performances by Cathal O'Brien and Kieran Murnane.
Please remember that the Annual General Meeting is being held on November 22nd in the clubhouse.
St Finian's ladies social nights are 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 0877559499 for further details.
Numbers drawn in the lotto were 7, 18, 19, 23 and the €50 winners were Rita Collins and Peg Meighan, while this week's jackpot will be €7,300.
For all the latest updates and news why not follow us on Twitter @StFiniansSwords.
St Maurs won the Ladies Camogie Shield Final against Lucan Sarsfields on an 8-7 to 1-1 scoreline. Congratulations ladies on a fantastic victory.
Congratulations also to the Minor Football B Championship team who defeated Naomh Fionnbarra 2-13 to 3-7. You trained very hard and it showed.
St Maurs GAA club would like to invite any boys and girls between the ages of five and 10 to our Hallowe'en Camp 2012 from 10am to 2pm, Tuesday October 30th to Thursday November 1st in the clubrooms. This will be a Hurling and Football camp. Children will receive expert coaching in a fun, safe environment. All children are welcome, even those who have never played before. The fee is €25 per child or €40 for two children.
The U9 hurlers were at home against Clontarf. The Maurs Maroon had a close match. They went one goal up in the first half but Clontarf came back with a point from play. Despite losing two players at half-time through injury, the team fought on. Dylan Landy played great up front, while Senan Monks and Edan Hurley were solid in midfield with Daragh Smith in the backs. Despite their brave efforts the boys lost by a point in the end.
On Maurs Gold team Dylan Gavin, Dane Whyte O'Hara and Calum Herbert all found the net in the first half. The team continued their solid performance in the second half, with Tomas Hegarty and Finn McEntee prominent, and in the end won comfortably.
Our under 10 hurlers hosted O'Dwyer's on Saturday. Following a shaky start, St Maurs came back in the second half with some great play. Aaron O'Reilly displayed some great ball catching skills. However, despite scores from Aaron O'Reilly, Sean O'Neill and Todd Milne, Maurs were narrowly beaten. Man of the match was awarded to Todd Milne.
Our under 10 footballers were invited to participate in the 2012 Jack McCartan Tournment in Belfast on Sunday. St Maurs were the first Dublin team to take part in this competition since it began 30 years ago. Maurs played extremely well, beating some stiff competition to get through to the semis of the cup and were among the top four teams of the 18 teams playing. Well done lads!
Our U11 Hurlers were away to Raheny where they lost out after a huge effort against the joint league leaders. The team were a credit to the club in the way they accepted a heart-breaking defeat but they will bounce back soon.
In U14 Camogie Maurs/O'Dwyer's had a great semi-final championship match on Saturday. Very well done girls on a hard-fought battle with Skerries. You kept your heads and got the result you wanted - four goals to two - and can look forward to the final on November 3rd. Dara Bogan scored one goal and Nicola Thorne played a stormer with three goals to her credit. Thanks to all those who cheered them on - very much appreciated by the girls and mentors.
The management and membership of St Maurs GAA Club wish to offer our best wish'es to our office secretary Jean who will after this week move onto new career opportunities. Congratulations Jean on the new job and thanks for all the work carried out which in most situations was over and above the call of duty.
Last week's lotto numbers were 4, 13, 15, 22 and the 50 lucky dip winners were Martin Thorne, Fintan Butterly, Diane Molloy, Monica Shields and Theresa Coleman, while this week's jackpot stands at €8,750.
Contact the club for booking functions etc at www.maurs.ie or ring the office at 8438233 and contact Jean, Susan or Peter who will deal with any enquiries you may have.
This Thursday our Juvenile Committee will host the second workshop to deal with proposals to further the development of Juvenile games in the club. Thanks to all who attended the first one last Thursday - lots of ideas re Under 13 to 16 football/hurling emerged.
This week's session will deal with camogie and ladies football and will run from 7.30 to 9pm in the club. All are welcome to attend and provide input and/or ideas as to how we can further improve our already high standing. It is hoped to get an accurate count of the number of children who will be involved and what teams will be entered for next season.
The Minor footballers won 2 -15 to 1-1 in their championship game with Round Towers Clondalkin on Sunday. Their next group game is against St Annes.
Our Minor hurlers play their second group game in the championship against Thomas Davis in Skerries at 11am on Sunday next.
Our Under 21 footballers commence preparation for the Dublin championship shortly.
Hard luck to our Senior camogie team, beaten in the Shield final.
Congratulations to the winners of our Solo Run prizes - Cormac Rocks, Ethan Dunne, Robert Kenny and Grainne O'Reilly. Thanks to The Pavilions, Swords, for their kind sponsorship.
Our next fund-raising event will be our Bagpack in SuperValu, Skerries, over the Bank holiday weekend. The team rota will be available this week and once again we ask all for your support.
Weekly Whist continues each Tuesday in the clubhouse at 8.30pm - all welcome.
There is a Games Meetings every Thursday night in the club - Juvenile at 9pm and Adult at 10pm, new members welcome.
Team mentors should note that the clubhouse is now available most nights if you wish to organise your team fundraiser - table quiz, cake sale, disco etc. Have a word with Pat Dwyer.
Caoimhe and her girls teams are holding their annual Sale of Pumpkins for Hallowe'en on Saturday 27th October in the car park, so come along and grab a bargin.
The Juvenile Academy continues every Saturday at 10am, except on Bank holiday weekends. The club shop will be opening during Academy times and will take orders for Christmas. The new club tie is available from Fergal Lynch on 0868984657 and makes a nice present. Members can collect current membership cards from the clubhouse.
Zingo results - 6, 3, 2, 5, 7, 4, 1. There was no winner of the jackpt, which now stands at €1,700, and the next draw will be in the Gladstone Inn on Thursday at 10pm. Entries are only €2 from Gary Holland or online at www.skerriesharps.ie - or you can join by quarterly Standing order.
Finally, Elvis has left the building, but the good news is that he is just going accross the road and will return, live, to Skerries when he appears in the Community Centre with supporting band on Sunday 28th October at 9pm. This is another Pat Dwyer promotion and is sure to be a winner, with full bar licence and all the razzmatazz that only an Eireann Elvis show brings. Tickets are €20 and are available from the Community Centre or from Pat on 087-2505479.
Wooden Hearts are allowed - Blue Suede shoes are optional!!