Ballyboughal The Children's Christmas Party is being held on Sunday the 16th of December in the School Hall starting at 2pm with Santa arriving after.
Christmas raffle tickets now on sale. Fingallians Applications are invited for the position of Adult Hurling Manager. The closing date for applications is Monday 10th of December. Applications should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org It was a busy week for three of our primary schools as they made the journey to Croke Park to play in their respective Cumaan Na mBunscol finals.
Both Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe and Swords Educate Together were successful but St. Cronans narrowly missed out on victory. There were a number of Fingallians players on the different teams who were fortunate enough to play in GAA HQ. Well done to all the teachers and students involved. Saturday morning, was a big morning for some of Dublin's future stars as our U-7s had their first hurling and football blitz against neighbours St Finians. In all the club were represented by five teams. The nursery will finish for the Christmas break on Saturday 8th of December. It will resume again on Saturday 19th of January 2013 at 10am.
The juvenile Christmas parties for U4 to U11 teams will take place this Sat 8th of December.from 11:30am - 1:30pm. The U9 - U11 teams will party from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. Santa will also be paying a special visit to the club. For more information please contact your son/daughters team mentors. Well done to the four Fingallians players on the Dublin minor girls team who made their debut in the open challenge match last weekend. Well done Niamh Rickard, Bláthnaid Mc Kenna, Emer Ní Éafa and Rachael Brogan. The club shop is now taking Christmas orders.
A full list of all items and prices is available on the club website email@example.com or you can contact the shop directly on firstname.lastname@example.org Bhí seachtain den scoth ag ár bhfoireann "Scór na nÓg" a bhuaigh trí roinn ag an comórtas ceannais Átha Cliath. Bhuamar an Rince Foirne, Amhránaíocht Aonair agus an Tráth na gCeist. Ní raibh an t-ádh céanna ag an Grúpa Bailéad nó an Grúpa Uirlise. Mí-ádh! Ach mar sólás fuaireamar an duais "Club an Bliain" in ómós don sárobair a rinneamar i mbliana. Bhí na rannpháirthe ag cleachtadh go dian le míosa anuas agus bhí sé soléir dúinn go raibh seans maith againn. Anois, rachaidh ár mbuaiteoirí ar aghaidh go dtí an comórtas leath ceannais Laighean i gContae Laois ar an 15U Nollaig . Ní bheidh said ag dul mar Fine Ghallainn ach beidh said ann ar son contae Átha Claith. Beirigí bua! Fantastic week for our 'Scór na nÓg' team who won three sections at the Dublin county final. We won the Céilí dancing, solo singing and quiz. Our Ballad group and Instrumental group were not as lucky. Hard luck!
But as a consolation, we were awarded the 'Club na Bliain' award in recognition of the great work done during the year. The participants were practicing hard for months and it was clear to us that we had a good chance. Now our winners will go on to the Leinster semi-finals in County Laois on 15th December. They won't be going as Fingallians but as the Dublin county team. Best of luck! Fingallians extends deepest sympathy to the Kane family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam dilís. Round Towers Following the GAA's Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and adult level from January 1st 2014.
Full details can be found on the website www.roundtowerslusk.ie under the News section. The Club's AGM takes place this Thursday 6th December at 8pm in the hall. Shane is running a Gaelic Football and Hurling Foundation Course this Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of December in the Club. This is an important course to attend for anyone who is mentoring teams within the Club. You can contact Shane on 0861608672 or email email@example.com to book a place on this course. The Club Shop is being operated by AnneMarie Codd and she can be contacted on 086 3657200 to view or place an order for any of our Club Gear. There was no winner of this weeks Lotto Jackpot with the numbers being 6, 14, 25 and 27. €80 went to D. Ryan and €40 went to B. McGrath, M. Magee and P. Scally. Next weeks jackpot will be €1,750. Bingo as usual on Monday evening at 8.30pm with the book costing €8. Strictly Come Dancing is coming to Lusk soon in order to raise vital funds for the club.
We will keep you up to date here. Thank you to all the children (and their parents) who attended our last day of Nursery for 2012 last Saturday. It was suitably cold for the arrival of Santa who gave all the children a little present. Thanks must also go to Shane and all the Nursery Coaches who turn up every week and make our Nursery fun and enjoyable for all the children. Nursery will resume on the 19th January 2013 at 10:45, hope to see you all then. St Colmcille's The Club held a very successful table quiz last Saturday night in the clubhouse. A big thank you to Mick, Gavin and the team for driving the event over the past few weeks. Great to see a small group run an event from end to end. Thanks to all the teams and supporters for helping out with the quiz.
The Club lotto continues on a Monday evening at 10pm with two draws in place, one for a jackpot of €10,000 and the second one for just over €2,200. The club are looking for volunteers to help with a pilot membership initiative via mobile phone - if interested please let Ivor know. The club also plan to launch a online service in the new year to allow members to pay for membership and support club fundraisers like the lotto and race nights. The club propose to host the AGM for 2012 on Thursday 17th January at 7.45pm sharp in the clubhouse, a full turnout of members would be welcomed. The club is also seeking mentors who are interested in helping with kick starting the juveniles to let Adam or a member of staff know as we need to make a decision in the next couple of weeks. St Finian's Congratulations to the winners of our Players' Player of the Year awards.
The men's football winner was Kevin Ryan, hurling was James Shelly and Emma Curran won the ladies football award. Many thanks to Noel and Fiona Peacock who sponsored the Players' Night event. We must also congratulate the Holy Family Senior School girls football team who won the Cumann Na mBunscol Corn Irish Rubies trophy in Croke Park last Monday. It was the first time a girls team from the school ever reached a final in Croke Park. The Christmas Grand Prize Draw tickets are available from all team mentors or committee members. First prize is €1,000. Get yours before they are all gone. The mentors and helpers night is being held in Peacocks on Thursday 13th December. We are holding a Christmas Fair in the clubhouse on Saturday December 15th and Santa will be making an appearance. We are looking for people to take a stall at the event.
We will also be launching the 2013 club calendar, featuring the juvenile teams from this year. Do you have any old football boots lying around the house? If so bring them to the club house and avail of our Boot Swap scheme. Boots need to be clean and in pairs. Bring a pair and swap them for a bigger size or just take a pair and leave €2 donation. 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 provided for €5.
There are also social events arranged every second month. Ring Jenny on 087 755 9499 for further details. The lotto jackpot was €7,900 and the numbers drawn were 5, 7, 10, 20. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Willie & John and Roisin Farrell. Next week's jackpot will be €8,000. St Maur's Well done to the Rush National School Senior Squad who landed the major prize in Dublin Schools GAA An Corn Kitterick as Division 1 champions. The final was played in Croke Park last Tuesday and the Rush lads defeated St Brigids, Castleknock - the main feeder school for St Brigids GAA - by two points after being well down early on. Brilliant stuff boys!
The success is a credit to all the staff and students involved. Well done to Morgan, Ronan and Eugene for all their hard work over the years. The Rush Junior footballers also landed the major prize winning Division 1 for the second successive year beating another of the big guns Marino in the play-off, while the Senior Girls narrowly missed out losing at the semi final stage in the top division Rush NS are now one of the biggest names in school GAA in Dublin and the club wishes them every success in the future. St.Maurs/O'Dwyers U-14 camogie played Skerries Harps on Saturday and won their league semi final match by 7-4 to 1-0.
The girls continue to play with great determination and skill. Good luck girls heading for your league final next weekend. Scorers on the day Nicola Thorne, Dara Bogan, Niamh Kirby, Maeve Bogan, Eimear Conway and Blaithnaid Reynolds Santa visits St Maur's on Saturday the 22nd of December when we host a Christmas Party for all juvenile players and their families in the upstairs Lounge from 4pm on wards. On 31st a New Years Eve party will be held in the upstairs lounge with music, food and plenty of craic. Tickets are €15 each. The Annual Christmas Draw tickets are currently on sale with 201 prizes on offer first prize being an Avensis car or €20,000 cash.
The draw takes place on the 15th of December. Thanks to Emma, Fiona and Derek who organized the annual mentors night on Saturday a great night was had by all and a great start to the Christmas. Anyone who could help distribute the club newsletter in their area, then drop up to the office and collect a bundle and let Sue or Joe know which area you can do. Bookings for the new Refurbished bar are starting to build up already for 2013 so get in early if you have a function or occasion in mind for next year as even April and May are looking congested at this stage.St. Maurs Club Bar will be open on Sundays from 1.30 pm for the foreseeable future.
There was no winner the €10,250 jackpot. Numbers drawn for the jackpot were 3, 6, 15, 30. Next week's jackpot on Sunday next will be €10,500. €50 lucky dip winners were Olivia Leonard, Jack & Suzy, Eammon Wilde, Clare Cronin, James Carty. Contact the Club for booking functions etc. at www.maurs.ie or ring the office on 018438233 and contact Susane or Peter who will deal with any enquiries you may have. St Sylvester's The minor hurlers bouwed out to St Oliver Plunkett's on a 2-10 to 0-8 scoreline, but this team has manager Eddie McLoughney's stamp.
They play with heart and passion and they have won two championships under him. They give their all and have given us great days to enjoy over the years. It takes a very good team to beat them and we congratulate Oliver Plunkett's who were worthy winners today. Many of these players will be playing in next Sunday's Minor 'A' Football Championship quarter final in Broomfield against Castleknock at 11am. Please come along and support them in this very important game. They never disappoint. The under-21 hurlers also bowed out of the championship at the quarter final stage on to Parnell's on Saturday. St Oliver Plunkett's school took home the silverware from Croke Park last week with victory over St Patricks of Hollypark in the final. The girl's team also made it to the final but lost out to GS Chnoc Liamhna.
The legend of Hugh Curran lives on. The Big Splash and Dip or Syls fundraiser takes place on December 29th with a jump into the sea at Low Rock. Sponsorship cards are available in the club or from your team mentor. The Lotto jackpot next week is €2,050 and would make a lovely Christmas surprise. Play and win on www.stsylvesters.ie Skerries Harps Minor Hurlers were unlucky to lose to Raheny by 3-8 to 2-9 in the Championship quarter final, away on Sunday. Hard luck lads and thanks for a terrific season. Officers for 2013 elected at AGM on 29 November were: President John Clinton; Vice-president Finian Murray; Chairman Niall Murphy; Vice-Chair Andy Geraghty; Secretary John O'Connor; Treasurer Joe McGuinness; Registrar John Halpin; Juvenile Chairman Pat Delaney; Juvenile Secretary Chris McConvey; Childrens Officer Robert Kehoe. Club Shop will be open on Saturdays 15 and 22 December from 12 till 2 pm for Christmas orders or gift tokens - contact Cait 087 2730434 and for a nice new Club Tie ring Fergal on 086 8984657.
Thanks to all who made our Mentors Appreciation night on Friday a great success - you know who you are! Congrats again to our 7 All Ireland winners who received presentations on the night. Another vote of thanks to our hard working Juvenile Committee for the Juvenile Awards in the Community Centre on Sunday afternoon. Presentations were made to U16 Camogie All Ireland winners Eve Kehoe and Tara O'Flaherty. Congratulations to Harry Dawson on winning the Ryan Cup Final with DIT. The club sends best wishes to Graham Cullen - get well soon. Well done to St Finians (Swords) and St Patricks (Donabate) on their promotion to Senior league football - the Div.2 is beginning to look more like the old Fingal league! Zingo Results: 7,4, 5,6, 3,1, 2. Dividend €100 won by Gareth Goss. Next weeks jackpot is €2,400 and can be won in time for Christmas Shopping by entering online at www.skerriesharps.ie or by quarterly bank standing order or by envelope from Gary Holland - still only €2 a line.
Members are reminded that Party Bookings for the clubhouse can be made with Pat Dwyer on 087 2505479. Upcoming events are Married v Singles Charity match for the Mikey Scott Cup on St Stephens Day and our Christmas Golf outing on Friday 28 December at Skerries Golf Club. Reminder to all parents - Mouth guards must be worn by all players up to Minor level (Under 18) for games and training from 1st January next per County Board. Starlights 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 for new players, anyone interested in playing can also contact the number above. The annual married v singles match will take place Saturday 15th December at 6pm.
Training Tuesday night at 7:30. Lotto results for the 1st Dec for draw one for €10,000 were 4-6-13-14, there was no winner. The numbers for draw two for €3,400 were 5-8-13-19, there was no winner. Three €50 prizes go to Annie c/o Tom Mackin, Grace O'Sullivan c/o Swiss and Jane c/o The Coachmans. Next week's jackpots are €10,000 and €3550. Thank you for your continued support.