Thursday 14 December 2017

GAA round-up



Congratulations to the Ladies team who won Division 6 League with the final league match played on Sunday last . Best wishes as the team play another big match, the Cup Final next Sunday 24th at 2pm against O'Dwyers. Venue details to follow by text when confirmed. All support welcome.

Hard luck to the first team who lost to Garda last Sunday in the Semi Final of the Intermediate B Championship .

No juvenile matches last week end and no fixtures for next week end as season is now over.

Nursery Group training for 4-6 yr olds have moved to indoors in National School on Saturday mornings from 10am-11am for winter months.

Date for your diary: Sunday afternoon 15th December Juvenile awards for all Ballyboughal and St. Peters juvenile teams followed by annual Santa party in Ballyboughal National School.

The Club Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday the 30th of November in Hollywood Golf Club. Tickets on sale shortly.


After a well attended AGM there is just one change on the committee. Eoin Cullen resigned as adult players representative due to study commitments and his position will be taken by Domhnail Connor -

Our Junior 7 football team season continues as they narrowly edged St Mary's out after extra time and contest the league promotion playoff final.

Congratulations to Ciara Thorburn, Aine Hickey and Orla Keeling who represented Dublin on Saturday at the Leinster U13 Development Squad blitz in Carlow.

The Awards Night will take place on Saturday 7th December. This is the final chance to make nominations for Club Person of the Year. Please forward your nomination to the Secretary in writing or by email to . Tickets are available from all mentor or the bar each evening.

Our Irish conversation group meet every Wed in the bar at 9pm. This is fun & free and open to all.

Gaelic4Mothers group continues to grow. Training takes place on the all weather pitch every Monday evening from 8 - 9pm.

Members and players are asked to note that the club gym opening hours to 1st Feb 2014 are as follows: Mon - Fri: 6 - 9.30pm; Saturday: 3 - 7pm and Sunday 1 - 7pm.

Last orders for Christmas in the club shop will be on Saturday 7th December.

Fingal Ravens

Hard luck to the girls and under 16s boys in their matches at the weekend.

Thanks to all players, parents and mentors who attended the anti-bullying workshops run over the past two weeks for the juvenile section.

Strictly Come Dancing takes place Friday 29 November in Kettles. Best of luck to all participants who would greatly appreciate any sponsorship contributions.

Round Towers Lusk

The first Annual Girls 7-a-side 1st year Blitz took place in Round Towers last week. Many thanks to the players and teachers from Lusk, Skerries and Ardgillan Community Colleges who participated this year.

The blitz started at a ferocious pace with some great scores and skill level in evidence from all involved. Skerries showed that they were going to be hard to beat in the tournament against a very hard working Lusk team. Ardgillan was up next and they showed glimpses of good form and that this was going to be an enjoyable outing for all involved.

In a repeat of the first game Lusk and Skerries proceeded to the final. Lusk came out fighting in the first half with a view of revenge for the first game defeat. Skerries then proceeded to dominate the game in the second half with the excellent Sarah Whelan showing her all round skills and team play. Lusk just couldn't find that killer goal and the game finished on a score line of 2-5 to 1-3 in favour of Skerries.

Many thanks to Round Towers Lusk, John Daly, James Devlin, Karen Harford for assisting on the day & GPO Shane Treanor for organising the event. A special mention goes to Sarah Whelan who picked up the Player of the Tournament award.

Round Towers runs a Nursery every Saturday morning from 10.45am-12pm. We cater for boys and girls aged between 3-7 years old in both Gaelic Football and Hurling/Camogie with a small cost of €2. Please contact Shane Treanor for further details on 086 1608672 or

No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers 2, 10, 23 & 25. €80 went to Trish & Brenda with €40 going to N. Rooney, R. McGrath and Anto & Peg. Next weeks Jackpot is €8,800.

Kevin Lynch provides the entertainment this Saturday night in the bar. All welcome to come along.

Our U12 Girls were away to St. Marks on Saturday, playing well and getting another victory under their belts. Grace Codd was Player of the Match while Ivanna Niall got Most Improved Player.

St Colmcille's

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Trainer/Coach for 2014 season, for St. Colmcilles Adult team. All interested parties can Email Lorraine at or phone 0868159384. Applications to be in by Wednesday 20th November at 5pm.

New players that wish to transfer to us for next season should let us know before the 1st of December to ensure transfer request are sent in to Dublin County Board before the 8th of December.

Juvenile training every Saturday at 12pm. If you have yet to register your child, feel free to drop down to us any Saturday all welcome. Or alternatively you can drop in to 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 20 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. There is a sheet behind the bar in the clubhouse, for €2 you predict the bonus ball in Saturday's main lotto draw, with a guaranteed winner of €60

Last weeks Lotto numbers were (Draw 1) 2, 10, 29, 30 and (Draw 2) 7, 17, 26, 29. There were two €100 winners in each draw and that will remain the case until one of the two €10,000 jackpots is won. 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 0871962013

You can now view our lotto results on our website

Last Wednesday our pool team travelled to Tallaght to play Marks(red) the continued their winning streak beating Marks(red) 6-4 well done lads, this Wednesday they travel to Smithfield to play Delaney's, best of luck lads. C.O.T.C.

On Friday our two darts teams Cilles and Cilles/O'Connor's were in Action. Cilles travelled to Rush to play The Cricket, great games by our lads on the night with Cilles beating The Cricket 6-0. Well done lads. Cilles/O'Connor's were at home in the Clubhouse where they played The Strand A, some great games of darts but unfortunately The Strand beat us 4-2, well done lads. This Friday Cilles V's Strand A at home. Cilles/O'Connor's V's Walshes away. Best of luck lads. C.O.T.C. All welcome to come down to clubhouse on Friday to watch the darts, always a great night.

Check out our website or our Facebook page for updates.

St Finian's

We are having a Christmas Raffle with the draw taking place on December 14th at 2pm in the Clubhouse. Each team mentor has been given tickets and it's our hope that each family would support the raffle by buying a ticket.

There will be a Clothing Collection on Saturday 30th November. All bags will be collected at 1pm. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes in any condition. Good clothes will go to charity and the rest will be recycled for industry. We take bedlinen, duvets, pillows, towels, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Bags can be dropped off to the clubhouse at the following times: Monday 25th November -Thursday 28th November from 7.30pm - 9.00pm; Saturday 30th November from 11.00am -1.00pm.

The Annual General Meeting is planned for December 4th at 9pm in the Clubhouse.

The club will be selling Christmas Trees at the clubhouse from Saturday 30th of November.

The Lotto jackpot was €3,200 and the numbers drawn were 12, 15, 18, 22. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Donal O'Hagan and Anne O'Connor. Next week's jackpot will be €3,300.

St Margarets

The club agm will take place on Tuesday December 3rd in the complex. All nominations should be submitted to club secretary David Doran no later than today (Tuesday). Submissions can be made by e-mail to or telephone at 086-3821304.

As usual, only fully paid-up club members are eligible to vote at the agm, but all are welcome to attend.

Well done to the junior footballers on winning their relegation play off. It was an excellent comeback by the lads, after falling six points down with just minutes remaining. The team retain their place in AFL Division 7 next season.

Congratulations to Fitzer and Jacqui on the birth of their beautiful baby girl Emma.

St Maur's

Well done to our Minor girls on a fantastic performance in the Shield final against Ballinteer. They played a super game of football to win by 7-14 to 2-8. Well deserved. Thanks to all that came to support. Thanks to Mick and Clare for all their support throughout the year and to the u15 girls who helped to field the team throughout the year

Congratulations to St Josephs School Senior Hurlers who have become Dublin County Senior Hurling champions following their victory over Lucan CBS in St Brigids GAA Club . It was a fantastic game. Congratulations and well done to all involved.

Well done to Ali McGuinness, Laura Carthy and Jessy Kelly who played with Dublin north side U-13 girls in Carlow on Sunday.

The U10 boys played Parnells on Thursday night under lights at Chanel grounds. Great experience for the lads and they came away with a win and a draw in the two games. Highlights were some fine points by Evan Carrick, Aaron McGee and Paul Fynes as well as the ability of the Maurs boys to get the ball in hand easily even off the AstroTurf surface

Clare Dowdall will be running a Dual foundation coaching course in the club over three friday nights starting 22nd November 7pm to 9.30pm 29th november and the 6th december. If your interested in coaching or want to be involved with any juvenile teams for the 2014 session it is important that you take part in this course. It is to provide you with the tools needed to coach and organise a training session and learn new games and the break down of skills. You must be 16 years or older to participate in the course as it is accredited by the sports council. If your interested in a place contact Clare on 085 1617718

Tickets for St. Maurs annual Christmas draw are now on sale contact the office for a chance to win some of the following prizes: 1st Prize - Toyota Avensis or €20,000; 2nd Prize €10,000; 3rd Prize - €5,000; 4th Prize - Trip to NewYork or €2,000.

St Maurs Club shop open Saturdays 10-12. Additionally during the week club gear can be purchased by contacting or calling to the office between 10 and 2.

There will be Bingo next Sunday as usual and the Club Lotto will be held as usual on Sunday night as well.

No lucky winner of this week's lotto of €7,750 Euro. Winning numbers were 20, 23, 24 and 28. Next weeks lotto will be €8,000. This weeks lucky dip €50 winners were Kate McCloone, Mary Garvin, Madene Kelly, Annette Martin, Peter Mc Quilan.

Contact the Club for booking functions etc. at or ring the office @ 8438233 and contact Jenifer,Peter, David or Elizabeth who will deal with any enquiries you may have. The office opening times are from 9.30am to 3.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 2.30 pm on Friday.

St Pat's Donabate

Leagues are finishing up for the year but that doesn't mean that St Pats are letting up on matches.

Our U10 Boys had a good win away to Templeogue Synge St with an impressive passing display.

Our U11 Boys faced Thomas Davis for the first time. In contrasting games, we led in one match and trailed in the other at half time. However, favours were reversed in the second half in both games - with Pats coming back strongly in one and being neck and neck in the other. Thomas Davis came out on top eventually and we look forward to their next encounter.

The U12 Boys were beaten by a strong St Margarets team but had a sound game on the full pitch so it all bodes well for their entry into U13 football next year.

Congratulations to our U13 Girls who took on a solid St James Gaels side on a cold Ballamastone afternoon. Their win over Gaels 8-11 to 3-08 sees them finish second in their league in this, their first ever season of footie. Well done to Fiona, Joe, Damian and their squad.

Our Minors played St Vincents in the Semi Final of their Championship. Hopes were high, as we had beaten them during the League Campaign. However, it wasn't to be and a stronger Vincents side came away victorious. We wish them well in the Final.

The last match of the weekend was our U12 Girls who continue their winning ways with a 6-08 to 2-06 win over Foxrock Cabinteely.

Finally a reminder that our AGM will take place on 9 December in The Waterside House Hotel at 8pm.

For more information on this and all things Pats, please see our website or our Facebook page StPatsGAA.

St Sylvester's

The junior hurlers stole the show this week with a dramatic and well deserved 0-14 to 1-10 win over Faughs in the top 4 semi-final. They play neighbours Skerries in the final.

The Intermediate hurlers lost out on a top four placing with Thomas Davis getting the win they needed over St Vincent's. Round Towers conceded walkover but unfortunately this still left Sylvesters just one point short. It has been a great season, reaching the championship semi-final where we lost to the eventual winners. The infusion of young talented players into the team this year bodes well for the future.

The under 21 hurlers lost their championship match to a very strong Erin's Isle team.

Next Wednesday the senior football team play league away to Ballyboden. The teams are on equal points so the winner will claim the last top four spot. 7.30 pm in Sancta Maria is the place to be for what will be a cracker.

The under 21 football team play Castleknock in the quarter final of the championship in Broomfield next Saturday at 14.30. This will be a great game so come along and support.

The minor hurlers play the semi-final of their championship away to Lucan next Sunday morning at 11.00 am. Their quarter final win over St Brigit's was one of the best games we have seen in Broomfield this year. Please make the effort to travel and support.

This week's Lotto jackpot is €4,550 and it would make a very happy Christmas for the lucky winner.

Skerries Harps

It was a proud night for the club on Friday at the Friends of Dublin Hurling Awards as the club received the Juvenile Hurling Club of the year award. A Great honour for the club and testament to all the hard work done by so many club volunteers over the past few years.

Tonight (Tues 19th) the U21 footballers play Ballinteer St.Johns in the Championship quarter final in Ballinteer Comm. School at 7.45pm. On Sunday 24th the Senior footballers travel to meet Ballinteer St.Johns in the AFL2 play-offs in Marlay Park at 11am. All Support for both matches very welcome.

For all upcoming fixtures, results, and updated news see

Juvenile and Adult weekly meetings on Thursday nights Juveniles 9pm, Adults 10pm. The Club's AGM will take place on Thurs November 28th.

Juvenile Academy continues this Saturday 23rd Nov, Contact Stephen 0851559546 for more details.

Car Park Duty: Help the Harps Academy looking for volunteers to form a rota for Car Park duty on Sat mornings from 10am to 11.30am. This would be a huge help to the running of the Academy and the Go Games matches as the car park is full to capacity each week. So if you would like to help Contact Pat Delaney at 087 6181179.

Annual Mass for Deceased Members in late November Date TBC. Clothing Collection will take place again in Mid Jan 2014, Date TBC. Please keep all your unwanted clothes or bring to club at times to be announced. Contact Aisling 086 1050556 or Fergal 0868984657 for more details.

Zingo result 1-3-5-6-7-4-2. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €2,500. Next Draw Thurs night in Nealons at 10.30pm. Envelopes available from Gary Holland or play on-line at Dont forget the Zingo helps support the daily running of the Harps.Every Envelope sold can make A Difference!

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The club extends its sympathy to Anne and John O'Connor and family on the recent death of Anne's mother. May she rest in peace.

For all your Insurance requirements click on the Red Corner Money link on our website and help support your club.



Sunday's Turkey League number six: Front nine - Division 1 Dave Brabazon (3) 22; Division 2 Mr. Antony Gladwin (14) 20; Division 3 Richard McGuinness (17) 19 Points; Back nine - Division 1 Padraic Glavey (12) 23; Division 2 John Rogan (15) 23; Division 3 Austin Mallon (17) 22

Saturday's Turkey League number five: Front nine - Division 1 Bill Byrne (10) 21; Division 2 John Flannery (16) 20; Division 3 John McKenna (19) 22; Back nine - Division 1 Pat O'Connor (12) 22; Division 2 Pat McGrath (14) 22; Division 3 Pat Levins (17) 21.

Saturday's Ladies Single Stableford: 1st Marion Behan (21) 21; 2nd Collete Guildea (12) 19.

Last Tuesday's ladies singles stableford: 1st Orla Sullivan (22) 24pts, 2nd Anne Carton (25) 23pts; Div 1 winner Imelda O'Shea (12) 23pts, Div 2 winner Mrs Frances Whelan (24) 22pts, Div 3 winner Beatrice Magee (33) 22pts.


Last Tuesday's 14-hole turkey voucher singles stableford: Div 1 winner Pat Doran (3) 24pts; Div 2 winner Ann Joyce (28) 24pts ocb, 2nd Joyce Ormsby (29) 24pts (on tie with Pauline Byrne (30); Div 3 winner Evelyn Galvin 36 (-2) 24pts ocb, 2nd Patricia O'Brien (32) 24pts (on tie with Marcella McCormack (36).

Pitch & Putt


The Christmas turkey pairs winners were Rory Homan and Ann McDonnell net 41 after a fantastic round and congratulations to Ann McDonnell on a hole in one on the 8th.

Sunday games continue at 11am and past members welcome to come along to participate in the fun.

Lotto bonus balls Christmas special available at the Mace deli counter this week the draw will be decided by the national lottery draw on Sat 14th Dec. For more info on membership for 2013 see our website at



The 1st and 2nd XV have no games this weekend and take a well deserved break. The 3rd XV play Navan away on Friday night the 22nd of November at Navan.

The Ashbourne/Ratoath Lions had a great win in Roscrea on Sunday where they bet Roscrea/Birr Rebels by 12 points to nil. Their match details will be available on the website. These guys need your support and are worth seeing. We have joined with Ratoath RFC to field this team at under 19's this season so if there is anybody out there who wants to play at this age level, come on over and meet with the coaching team and get involved on the above nights or you can contact David O'Brien at 087 0601539. Training rotates between both locations so contact Dave if interested in joining. It is open to new members.

Our girls are up and running and we have joined forces with our neighbours Ratoath RFC to field a under 15's and 18's side and Navan RFC are also involved in the 18's. Numbers are good and coaches excellent, but if you are interested please contact Scotty whose number is 086 3795876 for the Wednesday training times. We would love to see you.

Our youths and mini's are playing games now and there is plenty going on. Even at the is stage of the season all new members are welcome and if you want to come and try rugby out we would love to see you. Contact details are on the website. Training for all teams with the youths is in full swing. Mini's is on Sundays (Under 13's and Mini's), while U14's and U15's train on Monday and Wednesday's at 7.30pm; Under 17's & 18's train on Tuesday and Thursdays at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

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

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