Saturday 24 February 2018

Club Notes

St Sylvester’s forward Sinead Aherne scores Dublin’s second goal despite the efforts of Cork’s Angela Walsh during Sunday’s Tesco HG NFL Division 1 game at Parnell Park. Picture:
St Sylvester’s forward Sinead Aherne scores Dublin’s second goal despite the efforts of Cork’s Angela Walsh during Sunday’s Tesco HG NFL Division 1 game at Parnell Park. Picture:



Club membership for 2014 is now due and can be paid online via the club website at The Club Lotto can now also be played online on our club website.

Well done to the U-14 St Peters boys and U-15 St Peters girls who won their matches against Round Towers (C) and Naomh Fionnbarra respectively last weekend. Hard luck to the U-13 girls who lost to Kilmacud Crokes (B), while the U-11 girls got a walkover from Shankill.

Next Saturday the U-13 girls play away at 3pm, the U-14 boys have their first cup match away at 3.30pm and the U-11 girls play their first match at home at 5pm.

Hard luck to the first adult team who lost to Naomh Olaf and well done to the second team who won against Portobello.

Fingal Ravens

Well done to the first, third and Under 16 teams on good wins over the weekend. Hard luck to the second team and to the minor team who were defeated the weekend before last by Erins Isle.

There will be a Committee meeting this Thursday in Kettles at 9pm.

There was no winner of last week's lotto jackpot, but Noel McCarthy won €250 for matching three numbers. Numbers for the week before last were 6, 18, 25, 30 and the €20 prizes went to Darragh Kavanagh, Kiddo and Dylan and Sophie. This week's jackpot is €9,350.

Membership for 2014 is now due. Forms are available on our Facebook page or through team mentors. We would ask that all memberships are returned as soon as possible.

Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for the National Club draw. If anyone has unsold tickets can you please contact Ciaran on 087-9916785.

Man O War

It was a mixed weekend of results. The men's first team lost out to Ballymun Kickhams in their league game on Sunday, but the second team had a good home win over Fingallians on Sunday afternoon.

The U12 girls had a good win over Beann Eadair on Sunday - player of the match Chloe Kiernan - and the U13 ladies beat Clann Na Gael Fontenoy on Saturday, with Megan McAuley player of the match.

The U14 boys lost out narrowly to Ballyfermot De la Salle after a strong comeback from a half-time deficit and the U15 ladies lost away to Foxrock Cabinteely.

The U16 ladies game was postponed until next weekend.

Annual Club Playing and Social Memberships for 2014 are now due. They can be paid to team mentors, member of the club executive or online at

All the best to Fionnuala and John on tying the knot this coming weekend.


We are proud to present a night of comedy in the clubhouse on Sunday at 8pm with Joe Rooney (Fr Damo from Fr Ted). Tickets are only €10 and proceeds will go to providing much-needed funds for our club. Tickets are available online at or from any committee member.

We will be marching in the St Patrick's Parade this year. All members and teams are invited to march, from the skills camp age all the way up! Please wear club colours.

All managers and mentors are asked to please note to have your teams assembled in the O'Dwyer's car park at 12.45. Please bring whistles or anything else that makes noise. Let's make O'Dwyer's GAA stand out! We will be marching back to the clubhouse where refreshments will be provided and our bar will be open.

There will be a Céilí in the clubhouse on St Patrick's night, with the Brian Ború Céilí Band kicking off at 9pm. Admission is €10 and supper will be served. All are welcome.

Our Intermediate footballers played at home on Sunday against St Oliver Plunketts ER. Unfortunately it was not their day and they lost out by four points, but well done to all involved.

All fixtures for the coming weekend can be found at

Last weekend was a busy one for our juveniles, with some great wins for our U8s against Na Fianna, U10s against Parnells, U13s against St Pat's Palmerstown, U16 boys against Good Counsel and U15 ladies against Blessington. Well done to all teams and mentors who played over the weekend.

Training is continuing for all teams. We are always looking for new players at all levels and anyone interested in playing can contact Craig on 087-9561212 or email

Membership is now due for 2014 and the same rates apply as last year. You can avail of the online payment option on or contact club registrar Antoinette Curran or Dolores Mooney who are in the clubhouse on Saturday mornings.M embership is due by March 31st as per GAA rules which is fast approaching!

The Skills Camp continues each Saturday from 11am-12.30pm in Flemington Community Centre beside Dunne's Stores and is great for parents who wish to introduce their children to Gaelic games in a safe and fun environment. Children aged between four and seven years are welcome.

Our Easter Camp will run this year from the 14th to 17th April from 10am until 2pm each day. The cost is €25 and names will be taken at the skills camp on Saturdays from 11am until 12.30pm.

Juvenile training continues for all teams and all details are available on the website. Any enquiries regarding juvenile training can be directed to Barry Mullane GPO on 086-1069752.

Culture Group classes are as follows: Monday evenings - Juvenile Fiddle classes from 3.15pm, Juvenile Set Dancing from 7.30pm, Adult set dancing from 8.15pm. For more info contact Freda Smith at 086-3249476.

If you are interested in having functions in the clubhouse please contact Mick on 086-2020052 - or if you have anything you would like included in the club notes please contact Linda on Keep up to date with the latest club news and fixtures on

Round Towers Lusk

Our Gaelic Football & Hurling/Camogie Easter Camp for all boys and girls aged four to 13 will take place on 15th, 16th and 17th April. Registration for the camp will take place on Saturday 5th and 12th April from 10.30am-12.15pm in the club hall. For more details please contact Shane at 086-1608672.

Anyone free this Friday evening to help with preparations of our float for the St Patrick's Day Parade should contact David Power on 086-3302723.

We run a Nursery every Saturday from 10.45am-noon catering for boys and girls aged between three and seven in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie, with a small cost of €2. Please contact Shane Treanor for further details on 086-1608672 or

Bingo continues each Monday at 8.30pm, with a book costing €10.

Last week's lotto numbers were 9, 12, 19 & 25. €50 went to L & N O'Neill and €25 to P Clare and N.C.T. and this week's jackpot is €10,000 and the second jackpot €1,900.

The first hurling match of the season for our U10s saw them away to Kevins HC. Missing a few players we showed great determination and skill in difficult conditions. Our top scorer Katie Sandford was on top form.

The first game for our new U11 Girls team proved to be exciting and memorable for all concerned. Having travelled to Kilbarrack with a small enough side, the girls pulled out all the stops and gave their coaches and supporters a real reason to be proud with a fine win. Player of the Match went to Emily Bentley, with Most Improved going to Aisling Woods. Notable on the day also were Bronagh Neary and Sarah O'Neill. Well done girls - keep up the great work.

The U13 footballers continued their good start to the grading league with a 4-16 to 1-1 win away to Whitehall Colmcille B. Davidson Okosun set the tone with a towering display at midfield, Eoghan O'Neil was a rock at the back and Man of the Match was Sean Naughton with an impressive 1-7 from midfield, all from play.

Playing again on Sunday, the U13s continued their winning ways with a win over a depleted Lucan Sarsfields side. Towers started very strongly, with John Murray helping himself to two early goals before Adam Shields made himself the 'go to' man of the Towers attack. Ciaran McCann had his moments at midfield and Eoghan O'Neill was back to his brilliant best in a regimental Towers defence. Next up, an unbeaten St Olafs side at home on Saturday 22nd March. Bring it on!

The U13 Girls travelled to Cherryfield with a minimal team to play Ballyboden St Endas. Everyone on the team put in a huge effort, with Emma Kelly scoring 5-3. Following a late goal by Ballyboden, it left Towers losing by just two points. Players of the Match were Sophie O'Hara and Emma Kelly, with Most Improved Player going to Amy Clark.

The U18s lost 2-11 to 0-11 to Parnells in the St Margaret's League but put in a great performance with an understrength team and Liam Bohan hit eight points.

Our U-16 girls came up short against a tough Erins Isle side - 3-5 to 2-5 - and were dealt a massive blow in the final quarter when they lost their talisman midfielder Jessica Grimes to a suspected broken arm. Her loss was very evident when Isles snuck in for the crucial goal with a few minutes to go, to break Towers' hearts.

The AFL10 game against Erin go Bragh ended 1-10 apiece, with points coming from David Barry, Tadgh Scott, Callum Roberts, Kieran McKittrick and Josh O'Connell and Liam Bohan scoring the goal.

But Round Towers enjoyed a big win over Ballinteer St Johns in the AFL5 - 2-19 to 0-8. Dermot Leech was an inspiration from half back and Brian McEvoy in midfield back to his best, with George Leech, Sean Brennan, Rob McGee and Greg Lewis also to the fore.

Ar dheis dé go raibh a hanam dílis. Our condolences go to the family of Bridie Russell on her recent passing.

St Colmcilles

On Sunday the adult team played their second league game at home against Whitehall Colmcilles. All our players put in great performances and came out victors with a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-10.

Adult training continues every Tuesday at 7.30pm and again on Thursday at 7pm. Both of these training sessions are outdoors.

Juvenile football continues every Saturday at 2pm. If you have yet to register your child, feel free to drop down to us any Saturday - all welcome. Or alternatively, drop into the clubhouse any day and leave your details, or leave a message on our Facebook page, Colmcilles Juveniles.

The winning number in the Juveniles Bonus Ball draw was 1 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. There is a sheet behind the bar in the clubhouse where, for €2, you predict the bonus ball in Saturday's main lotto draw, with a guaranteed winner of €60.

Last week's lotto numbers were (Draw 1) 14, 16, 20, 25 and (Draw 2): 2, 9, 21, 29 and there were two winners of €100 in each draw. This will remain the case until one of the jackpots is won. Jackpots this week are €10,000 and envelopes are available in the clubhouse, the Estuary Pub, the Harp Bar and the Pound Pub. You can now play lotto on our club app - just text Cilles to 087-1962013. You can now view our lotto results on our website

On Thursday the pool lads traveled to Drimnagh to Play Good Counsel and there were great performances by our lads on the night, coming out victors with a scoreline of 6-0.

On Friday they travelled to the Sheldon Park Hotel to take part in the Super League Cup, but unfortunately they were beaten in the second round by a Premier League side. This week sees them at home where they play Chasers in a league match. Best of luck lads.

On Friday Night both of our darts teams were in action in the Mon Andrews Cup. Cilles beat the Cricket 6-0 and Cilles/O'Connor's were beaten 5-1 by Murray's. Cilles are now through to the semi-finals where they meet Top Shop. Best of luck to all involved.

A Blind Doubles Competition takes place in House at 3pm on Saturday 29th March - all enquiries to Mick on 086-0892962 or Colly on 087-9449776.

Thanks to all who supported the club by purchasing a GAA National draw ticket - your continued support is appreciated. Hopefully we will have some winners.

St Finian's Swords

We had a busy weekend of fixtures at all ages and codes. Our adult football teams had their second round of fixtures and both teams are still looking for their first win.

Our minor hurlers had their second win of the season and find themselves top of their division.

Well done to the Under 11, Under 12 and Under 16 girls football teams on their wins at the weekend. The Under 12 camogie team had a good win too.

The Under 12 footballers had an extremely busy time the weekend before last, with matches on Saturday and Sunday. Sandwiched in between was the small matter of a game in Croke Park!

The team kicked off the weekend with a fine attacking display against St Maur's, before heading to Headquarters where they provided the half-time entertainment, playing against Man O War in front of the Hill. A last-minute goal brought cheers from Hill 16 and the Cusack Stand as the team got another win.

On Sunday afternoon they travelled out to Dolphin Park to play a strong Templeogue Synge Street team. A tough and battling defensive display saw the team run out victors, 0-7 to 4-3. Well done to all the players and mentors for a huge and memorable effort over the weekend.

At the match in Croke Park, Holy Family SNS were presented with an award by Cumann na mBunscoil to mark their great success in the past year. Grace Murray picked up the award on behalf of the school. Congratulations to all involved for what is a great reflection on the school and our club's coaching.

In a weekend of awards our Senior 7 camogie team collected their medals for their Shield win last year. At the awards ceremony Jenny Byrne picked up the award for Player of the League which is a huge achievement for Jenny. Congratulations to Jenny and all of the camogie team.

The Minor footballers opened their season with a win over Clontarf. It took a last-minute goal to win a high-scoring match. Our adult hurlers also started their season but came out the wrong side of the result against Faughs.

The club is taking part in the St. Patrick's Day parade in Swords and we are going to meet in the car park of Colaiste Choilm at 11.30am. The Parade will commence at noon sharp. After the parade we will be having refreshments with activities for children in the clubhouse.

Anyone wishing to make some sandwiches, biscuits or buns would be most welcome. We require help with the float next Sunday evening to decorate it.

We are Bag-packing in SuperValu this Friday from 6 to 9pm. We require both adult and juvenile volunteers to help fill out the roster for all the time slots. Give Grace Murray a call on 087-2659400 if you can help out.

The club lotto jackpot was €4,800 and the numbers drawn were 6, 8, 20, 21. The €50 winners were Kevin McManus and Ann Bone and this week's jackpot will be €4,900. Numbers drawn the week before last were 7, 12, 18, 23. The €50 winners were Denis & Jackie O'Keeffe and P Gibney.

Our Club Registrar wishes to remind everyone that membership fees are due.

Anyone interested in the Fantasy Cheltenham fundraiser can contact Marie O'Carroll on 087-2731961. Marie will also have tickets for sale in the clubhouse coffee shop each Saturday between noon and 1pm.

St Margarets

Club membership for 2014 is now over-due, and must be paid as soon as possible to mentors or any committee member. The cost is €40 for a juvenile member, three or more juvenile members from one family is €100, adult €100, non-playing members €50 and students €50. Membership can be paid in instalments to mentors and committee members.

At this stage, all footballers should have their gum shields, and remember to bring them with you at every training session and match as they must be worn at all times for safety and insurance purposes.

St Patrick's Donabate

The first team entertained Ballymun Kickhams as the first visitors to Ballamastone in Senior 1. It was a thrilling game which wasn't good for the nerves of either set of supporters and the final score of 4-8 to 2-14 saw the game finish honours even after a superb free kick from Dean Styles. The crowd were in great voice and there was a wonderful atmosphere at the grounds.

The next Senior game is away to Na Fianna on 23rd March.

Our U11 Girls played out of their skins, pulling off a draw against Cuala in a very hard-fought encounter on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the club, there were wins all around. Our U13 Boys beat St Judes 5-14 to 2-3, our U15 Boys beat Naomh Fionnbarra 3-11 to 3-6, our U16 Boys beat St Maur's 3-17 to 2-10 and our Minor Ladies beat Ballyboden St Endas 5-12 to 3-7. In the last match of the weekend, our Junior footballers beat Castleknock 2-15 to 1-11.

Congratulations to the boys and girls on our U-12 and U-13 squads who made their Confirmation over the last two Fridays. It's been really nice getting to see them in their 'civvies' instead of mud-covered jerseys!

There are still places left on our '90 for 90' fund-raising cycle on 19 April. Training cycles are under way every Sunday. See the website or Facebook for more info.

Our Juveniles are looking forward to the St Patrick's Disco this Friday in The Parish Hall from 8 to 9.30pm. Tickets are €5 and are available at the door for members and non-members aged eight to 12.

Work has begun on the Easter Camp for 2014. The camp will run from 15-17 April. More details - as they're released - will appear on the website and Facebook.

Finally, you'll be aware that membership and subs - which fell due on 1 January - must be paid by 17 March. They can be paid online by following the link on the website. Alternatively you can attend the Final Registration Session at DPCC on Saturday from 11am to noon.

For more info on the club, see our website or our Facebook page StPatsGAA.

St Sylvester's

Sinead Aherne scored 1-3 for the Dublin ladies football team that drew with Cork in Parnell Park and remain unbeaten at the top of the table. Niamh McEvoy also put in an outstanding display and Nicole Owens came off the bench to play her part.

Our senior and intermediate football teams lost their games.

The club agm will be held on Thursday April 10th at 8.30pm at 2 Church Road. Notice of motions and nominations for the Executive Committee must be received by the Secretary no later than Thursday March 27th.

Next week the club will be in full flow, with all the excitement of Cheltenham. Congratulations to Pat McCarthy, a very deserving winner of the trip.

Paddy Miskelly is still looking for some male dancers for Strictly Come Dancing. Take your courage in your hands men and step forward.

Tickets are on sale for the Annual Awards Night next weekend. Don't be disappointed, book early as places are limited. This will be a brilliant night and a wonderful celebration of all that is great about being part of your local GAA club.


Numbers drawn in Saturday's lotto for a jackpot of €500 were 4, 5, 12, 15 and the €50 winners were Ken Wilson (c/o The Swiss), Ruth Donohue (c/o Miriam) and Eileen Macken (c/o Kealy's).

Annual membership is now due and is payable to John Cooley or any committee member.

There was another great win in the league last Friday evening, 1-8 to 0-9 against St Joseph's OCB. Well done to all involved. Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm sharp.

We are also delighted to announce the launch of our new website at

Wild Geese

Training for the Junior footballers continues this Tuesday and Thursday and there is an AFL8 game at home to Ballyboughal on March 23rd at noon. The Minor hurlers are in action at 11am the same day at home to St Vincents in the MHL4.

The Under-15 hurlers are away to Round Towers Clondalkin next Sunday at 11.30am.

Training for the Minor, Under-15 and adult hurlers is on Mondays at 8pm in Ashbourne RFC.

Numbers drawn in last week's Golden Goose lotto were 4, 9, 10 , 27 and the €20 prizes went to PM and F Fisher. This week's jackpot stands at €2,200.

Membership is now due and forms can be found on

The club is seeking a juvenile hurling coach; if you're interested please contact Sean McNulty on 086-2589908.



Sunday's Open Singles: 1st Sam Johnson (20) 46pts, 2nd Eddie McGrath (10) 42pts, Gross prize Tommy Doran (3) 41pts; Div 1 winner Shay Wherity (10) 39pts, Div 2 winner Michael Power (13) 40pts, Div 3 winner Eugene Murray (17) 39pts.

Saturday's singles stableford: 1st Dave Verdon (16) 39pts, 2nd Tom Coughlan (16) 38pts, Gross prize Quentin Hughes (5) 32pts; Div 1 winner Shay Wherity (10) 35pts, Div 2 winner Paddy McGovern (13) 33pts, Div 3 winner Derek McGarrigle (19) 34pts.

Last Tuesday's ladies 12-hole stableford: 1st Moya O'Connor (23) 25pts, 2nd Evelyn Tolan (12) 25pts; Div 1 winner Sandy Forsyth (14) 23pts, Div 2 winner Pauline Fraher (29) 25pts, Div 3 winner Mairead Finucane (36) 22pts.


Sunday's ladies 12-hole singles stableford non-qualifying competition: Div 1 winner Derval Sloan (18) 23pts ocb, 2nd Nicole McGavisk (7) 23pts; Div 2 winner Marlyn Doyle (30) 24pts, 2nd Mary Noonan (29) 23pts; Div 3 winner Modwena McDonald (33) 23pts ocb, 2nd Olivia Gray (36) 23pts.


Results from the Captains' Drive-in (scramble format): 1st D Hassett, C Doyle, M Deegan & A Jacob 56.4; 2nd C Doyle, N Farrell, S Sharkey & V Ryan 57.1; 3rd B Hand, J Stephens, E Byrne & S Massey 57.4; 4th W Green, A McLoughlin, C Cassin & B Johnston 58.1. Longest drives W Green (Gents) & A Henderson (Ladies); Nearest the pin I McGuinness (Gents) & B McLoughlin (Ladies).

Pitch & putt


Sunday's game winner was Tommy McCann with a nett 48 and the runner-up was Josie Cahill with a nett 50 ob9.

Sunday games continue each week, with the tee time 11am, and new members are welcome. Contact the secretary on 085-1743748 for more info or visit

The O'Connor Cup, our first major for 2014, takes place on St Patrick's Day, with the tee time 2.30pm. This event is kindly sponsored by Cllr David O'Connor.



The Under 19s will play the semi-final of the Leinster Cup next Sunday in Wicklow. Watch the website for the kick-off time. They will play Wexford Wanderers and it is a major achievement for the club to reach this stage.

There are no first or second game next weekend, but our third team will play Athboy - date and time TBA. Again, watch the website for details.

Women's training is up and running on Mondays at 6.30pm and we will see how it goes. Watch the website for details.

Training for our minis, youths and girls teams continues and it is not too late to start playing/training.

Full details are on our website on, or follow us on twitter @AshbourneRFC or Facebook.

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