Thursday 20 June 2019

Club Call

Sinead Sharkey and Fiona Reinhardt of Lusk AC at the start of the Belfast Marathon in Stormont
Sinead Sharkey and Fiona Reinhardt of Lusk AC at the start of the Belfast Marathon in Stormont

Athletics: Lusk - Well done to the club members who took part in Sunday morning's Terenure 5-mile road race - great running guys. Results: Garrett Loy 30:12, Colm De Bhal 33:59, Nicola Brophy 44:21, Ciaran Brophy 46:49.

Congratulations to the young athletes who all put in super performances in the Juvenile Team Championship at Irishtown on Saturday.

Well done to all the coaches and the organisers for their time and effort to make it all happen.

Results from the Belfast City Marathon on May 5th: Garrett Loy 2:50.57, Ronan Hartnett 2:59:21, Sean Greensit 3:23:13, Sinead Sharkey 3:36:15, Eamonn Phelan 3:37:46, Fiona Reinhardt 3:48:17.

David Butler ran 54:17 at the Limerick 6-mile event, while Mark Geraghty came home in 1:38:00 in the half-marathon at the same venue.

Stephen Brennan spent the whole weekend doing what he does best. Running long distances over anything other than easy terrain, Stephen completed the Waterville three-stage Ultra in Kerry in 20hr 56min.

On Saturday, nine club members visited six different parkrun events across Dublin.

On Sunday, 13 of our juvenile members were at Rush junior parkrun where Maria Ferguson was overall first finisher and another four achieved PBs. Well done to all those who participated or volunteered - and congratulations to Eli Bush who has now completed 100 parkruns.

Results: Malahide - John Tindley 20:57. St Anne's - Richard Foy 21:57. Ardgillan - Mark Geraghty 22:48. Father Collins - Des McNally 23:51.

Donabate - Francis McCullagh 19:54, Sean Greensit 21:39, Eamonn Gahan 25:48, Fiona Cahill 33:25. Tolka Valley - Rodrigo Lara 23:27.

Rush junior - Maria Ferguson 8:37 1st finisher, Jack Walsh 9:18 PB, Oliver Bush 9:50, Alexa Holland 10:02, Oscar Nolan 11:14, Aleks Kosowski 11:19, Peter Ryan 11:22, Caitlin Walsh 12:08 PB, Sam McGaffey 13:31, Eli Bush 13:57 PB, Cliodhna McDermott 14:02 PB, Isabelle McDevitt 14:03, Reuben Nolan 16:18. 



Darkness into Light: There was a great turnout early on Saturday morning in Malahide Castle for the Annual Darkness into Light 5km Walk in aid of Pieta House. Well done to all who made the effort to support such a great cause.

Hurling Championship: The hurlers are up next in the championship, with the first team playing away to Ballyboden on Tuesday night and the seconds away to St Sylvester's on Thursday night.

Senior Ladies football: The Senior ladies Division 1 team kicked off their championship with an away game to Kilmacud Crokes, losing out on a scoreline of 4-17 to 3-11.

Adult football: The Division 1 team played away to Ballinteer S Johns on Sunday morning, losing out on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-8. The Division 6 team also lost out on Sunday to Lucan on a scoreline of 4-14 to 1-13. The Division 11 team had a great win away to Scoil Ui Chonaill on a scoreline of 2-6 to 0-14.

Dublin U-14 Ladies football/camogie: Well done to Sarah Power who played with the Dublin U-14 ladies football team at the Leinster Blitz in Kinnegad on Saturday and then helped the Dublin U-14 camogie team to win the Leinster Blitz along with Aoife Kenny.

Dublin Minor hurling: Well done to Eoin O'Connor and Aaron Lacey who lined out for the Dublin Minor hurling team on Saturday last in their third-round game with Wexford. Club gym: Check out the Facebook page for details of classes available in the club gym.

Numbers drawn in last Tuesday's lotto were 11, 16, 19, 28, 35 and there were no winners. This week's jackpot stands at €3,910. 

Fingal Ravens

Our Under-14 team won their Feile competition the weekend before last. Congratulations to the lads who had two days of tough football - the final game even went to extra time - and we dug deep and came out champions. We are so proud of them. Thanks to Joe, Mark and Brian who guided them to this success.

Well done to our U-12 boys on their Division 2 league game - a great performance by all the team.

Best of luck to Rolestown National School boys senior team who play in the final of the Fingal League against Oliver Plunketts (Malahide) this Tuesday at 10am in Abbotstown GAA National Games Development Centre (NGDC).

Well done to the Dublin minor team and our lads on a good win away to Wexford.

The U-14 girls have won their league. This is a great achievement. Well done girls - the hard work paid off.

There was a super win for our U-16s - fantastic teamwork put in from the girls.

Last week we were so proud of our U14's winning the Feile, but we have been informed that we qualified for the Nationals Feile, to be hosted in Sligo from Friday June 28th to Sunday 30th. We are delighted for you all.

Our adult teams had great wins. Well done lads.

Last week's lotto numbers were 4, 11, 24, 36 and the €20 prizes went to Joe Collins, Teresa McDonagh and Val Carroll.

Congratulations to all the children who made their Holy Communion and best wishes to those who will make their Confirmation on Friday.

Last week we launched our Fingal Ravens go to the OsKaRS. This is hoped to be a major fundraiser and we are delighted with the response it's receiving. The event is on June 29th and the venue is the Crown Plaza, Santry. Anyone wishing to sponsor our esteemed actors/actresses - please contact Colin Kettle (087-8164861).

Well done to the Fingal Ravens lads on the Dublin Masters team - Damian Flanagan, Joey Morris and Joe O'Rourke. 


We are thrilled and proud to announce that we have won the MacNamee Best GAA Website 2018 award. We were presented with this award on Saturday night in Croke Park by the President of the GAA John Horan. 

The adult hurlers play Good Counsel Liffey Gaels on Sunday next in Galtymore Road at noon - all support welcome.

Best of luck to both U-14 ladies teams taking part in Feile next weekend. Please see our website/social media next weekend to see how the girls get on!

Outdoor Bingo takes place next Sunday at 3pm, with more than €4,000 in prizes to be won!

Stephen Maguire will deliver a talk surrounding the topic of mental health in the clubhouse this Thursday at 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend. This talk is aimed at those from ages 14 to adult. 

Summer Camps are now open for booking. All details are available on our website or on our social media pages.

As part of our participation in the Healthy Club Project and in conjunction with our Executive Committee, smoking is prohibited on our campus at any time where juveniles are present. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

April draw result: 1st prize (€200) No 6 Cathy Keary; 2nd prize (€100) No 66 Tom Devoy; 3rd prize (€50) No 80 Paul Doherty; 4th prize (€50) No 103 Sinead Creamer; 5th prize (€50) No 91 Sean Browne.

Fiddle classes are on Monday afternoons. Contact Niamh on 087-1265650.

Adult set dancing takes place on Mondays from 8.15pm. Contact Freda on 086-3249476.

Bingo continues on Wednesdays from 8.45pm. There was no lotto winner last Tuesday. The numbers drawn were 11, 15, 16 and the jackpot for the draw last night (Monday) stood at €840.  

Skerries Harps

Our Under-14 boys competed in Feile Peil na nOg the weekend before last in Divisions 2 and 8 and despite some great performances it wasn't to be for the teams and mentors. 

Well done to all those involved, especially the committee who hosted Division 8 in Skerries.

The senior ladies team recorded a league win in the AFL2 against Lucan Sarsfields in mid-week and the Junior hurlers had a strong victory over Crumlin in the championship.

Hard luck to Jane Maguire, Robyn Buckley, Rachel O'Brien, Sarah Smith and the Dublin U-16 camogie team who were defeated by Kilkenny in the Leinster final.

Well done to Hannah McGinnis who played with Dublin U-14 ladies against Wexford.

This coming Saturday there's live music in the club with BrandeD. There's no cover charge - all welcome.

Then on Saturday June 1st there's an Elvis Extravaganza in the clubhouse. Tickets, priced €20, are available now from the clubhouse bar and there is limited availability.

Zingo result: 6-1-3-2-5-4-7. There were no winners of the jackpot or dividend. The draws take place each Sunday at 6.30pm. See you there! Play online at

Check the Primary School Football Leagues tournament social media page (Skerries Harps Primary Schools Leagues 2019) via Facebook to keep up to date with weekly news and fixtures.

Well done to our club officer Jackie, who completed the 24-hour static cycle in aid of Skerries Youth Support Services, and to all our players and members who cycled for an hour or two at various intervals over that weekend.

Many thanks to Cavan senior football captain Killian Clarke for giving his time to give a coaching session to our Minor footballers. The lads thoroughly enjoyed it.

The club extends its deepest sympathy to the Grimes family on the recent passing of Betty Grimes. May she Rest In Peace. 



Sunday's PGA Tankard men's strokeplay: 1st Padraig Masterson (4) 67, 2nd Richard McGuinness (19) 70, Gross prize Donard McClean (6) 78; Div 1 Gary Maguire (9) 72, Div 2 Karl Heffernan (14) 73, Div 3 Tom Coughlan (18) 71. CSS 74.

Sunday's ladies 18-hole stableford result: 1st Maire Garland (31) 35pts, 2nd Barbara Kenny (15) 33pts.

Saturday's men's singles stableford result: 1st Seamus Ward (5) 37pts, 2nd Paul Marry (12) 36pts, Gross prize Liam Rooney (5) 31pts; Div 1 Richard Whelan (6) 36pts, Div 2 John P McKenna (13) 34pts, Div 3 Frank Mongey (28) 35pts. CSS 74.

Saturday's ladies singles stableford result: 1st Sandy Forsyth (13) 33pts, 2nd Elaine Kinsella (17) 32pts. CSS 76 R/O.

Last Thursday's Men's Open Singles stableford competition: 1st Seamus Ward (5) 36pts, 2nd Richard McGovern (6) 35pts, Gross prize Frank Melia (5) 29pts; Class 1 Daniel Eames (5) visitor 35pts, Class 2 Bobby Roche (13) 32pts, Class 3 Kevin Tuite (28) 34pts. Twos - Matthew Murray, Daniel Eames, Seamus Ward, Adrian Browne, James Carew & Paul Marry.

Bank holiday Monday Men's Open Singles competition: 1st Martin Casey (20) 44pts, 2nd John O'Shea (10) 40pts, Gross prize Tony Healy (3) 34pts; Div 1 Tony JR Healy (11) 38pts, Div 2 Richard Moore (12) 37pts, Div 3 Kevin Tuite (28) 37pts. CSS 72.

Bank holiday Monday Ladies Open Singles stableford competition: 1st Bernie Hunt (13) 40pts, 2nd Teresa Murphy (33) 36pts. CSS 73. 


Results from Saturday's May Medal competition, sponsored by Harry & Andrew May, were as follows: Overall winner - Harry Morgan (3) 68; Class 1 Stephen Conroy (9) 69, Class 2 David Moran (13) 71, Class 3 Gerry Cooney (18) 71, Class 4 Charles Robertson (20) 73 ocb. CSS 72. 

Hollywood Lakes

Last Thursday's Men's Open Singles winner was 15-handicapper Bernard Moore with 33 points (ob9). CSS 74/34pts.

Last Tuesday's Men's Senior Open stableford competition: 1st Thomas Kirwan (11) 40pts, 2nd Anthony Murphy (24) 38pts. CSS 71/37pts.

Result from Sunday's men's v par competition: 1st Brian Fox (6) 2up, 2nd Darren Harrison (5) 1up, 3rd Dave Grainger (3) level ob9. 

Pitch & putt


This week's Sunday game winner was Breda Finnegan with a nett 54, pipping runner-up Joan Homan on the back nine.

Next Sunday it's the Mulvaney Cup competition, with the tee at 11am. Lotto bonus balls are available from the clubhouse on Sundays at 11am and Wednesdays at 4pm.

Persons interested in playing P&P can contact the secretary on 085-1743748 to get an introduction to the club. For more details of membership for 2019 please browse our website pages at

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