Sunday 17 November 2019

Club Call

This year's winner of the George McDonnell Cup at Ballyboughal Pitch & Putt Club was Josie Cahill and she is pictured receiving the trophy from club secretary Ronnie Delaney, alongside runner-up Jimmy Browne
This year's winner of the George McDonnell Cup at Ballyboughal Pitch & Putt Club was Josie Cahill and she is pictured receiving the trophy from club secretary Ronnie Delaney, alongside runner-up Jimmy Browne

Athletics: Lusk AC - What a memorable day for the club on Sunday at the Dublin City Marathon. Over 50 finishers including 2 sub 3 hours plus another 27 sub 4 hours and amazing support from other club members and their families who seemed to be all over the course to cheer us on.

There were some incredible times with Mo McDermott coming home in 2:43, Ronan Hartnett in 2:58 and Dwain Moore 3:04. Brilliant stuff from the quickies but everyone can be proud of themselves today.

To run a marathon takes guts and an awful lot of training miles. Well done to all and thanks to everyone that came out and supported.

Results: Maurice McDermott 2:43:18; Ronan Hartnett 2:58:47; Dwain Moore 3:04:56; Sean Greensit 3:20:37; Neal Hogan 3:21:26; Richard Foy 3:22:43; Kevin Powderly 3:28:49; Jamie Cruise 3:30:51; Garret Nolan 3:30:57; Noel O'Reilly 3:38:29; Colm De Bhal 3:39:07; Una Gaines 3:41:23; Daniel Cronin 3:42:00; Stephen Murtagh 3:42:55; Matthew Bush 3:43:17; Stephen Brennan 3:46:43; Grainne Curtin 3:46:57; Ann Robinson 3:46:57; Eamonn Caffrey 3:47:10; Kathy McNamara 3:47:10; Conor Doyle 3:47:18; Emma Tully 3:47:35; Colin Browne 3:48:43; Ken Cahill 3:49:03; Olivier Ansaldi 3:51:39; Fiona Reinhardt 3:51:41; Mark Geraghty 3:55:06; Nicole Hodson 3:56:15; Toby Smith 3:57:59; Eddie Hamilton 4:05:53; Hazel Keegan 4:12:03; Stephen Burke 4:12:39; William Walsh 4:16:55; Greg Robins 4:17:51; Gavin Fogg 4:33:31; Rebecca Harford 4:33:49; Peter Brosnan 4:34:28; Carol McAlpine 4:39:12; Louise Brazil 4:40:26; Sinead Sharkey 4:41:40; Adrian Kelly 4:41:54; Carl Birney 4:45:02; Robert Pender 4:50:54; Richard Lanigan 4:58:57; Jacqui Palmer 5:02:56; Emily McElarney 5:08:08; Eilish Lynch 5:11:56; Ian Cortina 5:17:16; Veronica Brogan 5:40:13; Elizabeth Kavanagh 5:40:14; Sarah Waldron 5:40:16; Eamonn Gahan 6:03:11.

There were club members at four different parkrun events on Saturday morning. Gavin Gleeson ran the fastest time with 21:07 earning him a PB at Donabate while Des McNally was furthest travelled with a trip to Lough Key in Co Roscommon. A couple even managed to squeeze in a final run or walk before tomorrow's Dublin City Marathon. Well done to all who participated or volunteered.

Results: Ardgillan - Stephen Magee 27:29; Donabate - Gavin Gleeson 21:07 PB, Rodrigo Lara 23:46, Patrick Phillips 25:41, Liam Halpin 25:42, Cerys O'Mahony 26:46, Eamonn Gahan 29:52, Geraldine Halpin 29:55, Louise Keane 30:51, Maria Nolan 44:28, Veronica Brogan 48:36; Lough Key - Des McNally 25:04; River Valley - Matt Wade 35:57.



Last Tuesday's club lotto numbers for a jackpot of €2,169 were 1, 2, 7, 23, 29 and there were two winners - Margaret Carvin and Pat Clarke. This week's jackpot stands at €2,126.

St Maur's

The under 15 girls took on St Oliver Plunketts in the Division 3 Championship final today at a sunny Balheary park in Swords. Both benches were emptied and everyone made a difference, unfortunately we met an on form Plunketts side today who took the title.

Hard luck to the boys from Gaelscoil Ros Eo today in the Cumann na mBunscoil finals. The result didn't go our way on the day but well done to all involved for making it to the final. It's not every day you get to play in Croke Park- a day that memories are made of.

Donors board up. Thanks to the Farren family for their generous sponsorship.

Thanks to all who came on board to date. Your donations have made our pitch possible. There's still a few names to add so bear with us and we will get that sorted

If you want to get your name added then please get in touch. It's never too late to help us finish our project and reduce the clubs substantial debt. Finally can we ask parents to supervise children in foyer please so as to keep it intact and undamaged. 

As part of the DCU/Camogie Association Injury Prevention Programme, our under 14s were invited to participate in a recorded session in Sport Ireland, Abbotstown. It was a great experience for them and very enjoyable. We look forward to seeing the footage in the coming weeks.

Thanks to everyone for coming out on such a bad night to support our Table Quiz. Hosted by the fabulous Sean Murphy whose wit and humour entertained us for the night. Thanks to our helpers Ann, Leona, Niamh and Marian, and Stacey behind the bar. Congratulations to everyone who took part and our overall winners who kindly donated their winnings to "create the future".

St.Maurs All Stars enjoyed a fantastic fun session last Sunday. A huge thank you to the participants, their families & most importantly the young coaches who gave up their time (again) to support this new initiative, we salute you all. New participants welcome or if you have experience working with children with additional needs and would like to become involved please give Ellis a call on 085 182 9784

Lotto results for 27th October were 4,12,13,20. €50 winners: Stephen Kelly, Natalne Moore, David Gaffney, David Corr, Joe Harford, Philip Kelly, Peter Hower.

Skerries Harps

Well done to the Moriarty-sponsored Minor A footballers on defeating Whitehall Colmcille in the A Championship quarter-final. 

Hard luck to the Minor Bs who lost out to Trinity Gaels in their quarter-final. Congrats also to the Intermediate football team on their win over Raheny in the Junior Championship quarter-final.

The Junior footballers recorded a AFL9 win over Portobello the same weekend. Congrats to the Minor ladies who defeated Beann Eadair in their Division 3 Championship semi-final. Hard luck to the Under-14 camogie team who lost out to Raheny in their Shield final.

Zingo result for last Sunday week: 1436752. There was no winner of the jackpot or dividend. The draws take place on Sunday evenings in the clubhouse and envelopes still cost €2 or three for a fiver - or play online at Thanks to everyone who supports the Zingo every week.

The Academy will resume this coming Saturday at 10am. 



Sunday's Men's Hamper: 1st Karl Heffernan (14) 39 pts, 2nd Michael Power (13) 38 pts, Gross Finbar Whelan (2) 34 pts, Div 1 Tommy Harford (6) 36 pts, Div 2 Martin Kavanagh (12) 36 pts, Div 3 David Watson (19) 37.

Saturday's Men's Hamper: 1st Mark White (10) 6 47 pts, 2nd Gary O'Hanlon (6) 43 pts, Gross Finbar Whelan (2) 35 pts, Div 1 Paul Cox (7) 38 pts, Div 2 Dave Verdon (16) 42 pts, Div 3 Niall Murphy (17) 38 pts.

Saturday's Ladies Winter League: 1st Fiona Carey (42) 40 pts.

Last Thursday's Men's Open Singles Stableford: 1st Julian McMenamin (12) 40pts, 2nd Kevin Canavan (3) 40pts, Gross prize John Gallagher (11) 28pts; Div 1 Richard McGovern (6) 32pts, Div 2 Greg Lewis snr (14) 38pts, Div 3 Niall Cronin (21) 37pts. 

Last week's Men's Senior Open Stableford: Age 50-65 winner Derek Stubbins (13) 40pts; Age 66+ winner Declan Kelly (25) 37pts, 2nd Ken Moss (11) 36pts ob9. CSS 70.

Donabate Saturday's Lady Captain's Turkey to Men: 1st Patrick Bernard (14) 38 pts, Class 1 Will Murray (7) 37 pts, Class 2 Jonathan Jennings (12) 37 pts, Class 3 Liam Jennings (19) 38 pts, Class 4 Brian Brophy (21) 37 pts. 

Hollywood Lakes

Winner of Sunday's 9-holes singles stableford was Claire Toland (18) with 15 points.

Winner of the mid-week nine-hole ladies singles stableford for the week before last was 26-handicapper Mary Shortall with 16 points. Karen Toland, who plays off 17, won the October 12th ladies 18-hole v par competition with a score of 1up.

Roganstown winners from the ladies stableford competition held on October 20th: Cat A Brenda Craig (9) 29pts, Cat B Ann Heery (24) 26pts.

Pitch & putt


Last week's scramble winners were Noel Dunne, Gerry Shanahan and Nick Savage. Scramble games are now finished for the winter.

Seasonal turkey games continue on Sundays at 11am - new members welcome. Congratulations to John Fitzpatrick, Player of the Year for 2019 and also Josie Cahill who is Top Lady of 2019.

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