BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S
CONGRATULATIONS to our U21 hurlers who overcame St Vincent's in the Championship Final, which leads them to the County Final against Lucan Sarsfields. Hard luck to minor footballers, who lost their Championship Final this weekend against Kilmacud Crokes with a scoreline of 2-5 to 2-13. Hard luck lads, but well done to all players and management with your performance throughout the year. Are you looking for a Christmas tree? Well we might have the answer for you - yes, club member Fergal O Neill is selling trees from his stall on Whitehall Road - discount for all club members. The Annual Club Mass for deceased members is this Thursday 4th December. For more information log onto www.bodengaa.ie. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Twitter or Facebook by searching BodenGAA.
THE Nursery is on in the Leisure Centre on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm. All children aged 5-8 years are welcome. U8/9s have training in the Leisure Centre on Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. This week's Lotto numbers were 07-09-21-24; there was no winner of this week's Jackpot, €3,900. The four €30 winners are Pauline McBride, Sean Connell c/o Nursery, Jimmy c/o Tigger & Philip Glover. Tickets are €2 each and are available from club members or in Chasers itself. Please help support the club by getting your Lotto ticket. The club is always looking for new players for all teams; anyone interested can contact Paul on 086-2189173. Follow us on Twitter (@BallyfermotDLS) or like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/BallyfermotDLS) or web: ballyfermotdls.altervista.org.
THIS week's "Hero of the Week" is awarded to a team. The U16 boys' footballers, who without doubt paid the greatest tribute possible to Declan Conlon, who passed away suddenly last weekend. The lads dominated the League Final from start to finish, and thoroughly deserved to win, and the emotional scenes at the final whistle will live long in the hearts of those at the game. Well done to everyone involved, including some of the U15 team, who had earlier in the week provided an exemplary guard of honour for Declan. It was simply put the finest tribute the lads could pay to Declan, and they completed it with this great win. Well done lads, our heroes of the week. Our U15s will be bag-packing in Tesco, Omni this coming Saturday and Sunday. Please try and support this valuable fundraiser for the team. The lads have also had to postpone the Final of the John Roche Tournament until January. Our nursery finished up on Saturday, and does not resume again until the New Year. Thanks to everyone who helped out in the party, including the big man in the red suit. The juvenile calendar for 2015 is now on sale for €5 and is available from all juvenile team mentors, or from Mace on Glasnevin Avenue. Also, our U12s had a fine win over Raheny on Saturday, with Charlie Moore and Deano Robertson in exceptional form. Well done lads. Finally, a big thank you to Monsignor Eoin Thynne for his time in providing, and to everyone who attended, last Saturday evening's mass for deceased members. Thank you also to all that contributed to the tea/sandwiches after, much appreciated. For more info on these news pieces, please visit our social media on Facebook/Twitter, www.ballymunkickhams.com.
WELL done also to our minor B Footballers, who won their Championship semi-final against St Vincent's with a fantastic one point win after extra-time. The final will be against Kilmacud Crokes next weekend, with details to be finalised during the week. Well done also to the third adult hurling team, who gained promotion to AHL8 next year after a great win against Commercials on Sunday morning. The Cube is on this Friday, and it is sure to be one of the great nights of the year. For anyone who hasn't got a ticket yet, you can get in touch with one of our contestants. Full details on the website. Well done to Ciara Murray and Eimear Griffin, who were named U14 Division 2 and U13 Division 2 Camogie Club Player of the Year respectively at the Juvenile Camogie Awards recently. A fantastic honour for the two girls. GMT have moved for the winter months, now meeting every Tuesday and Thursday in the Carpenter Car Park at 6:30pm. All new members of any level are welcome as always. The nursery is on every Saturday morning at 10am in Somerton, with the club shop also open at the same time. All new families and players are welcome. National Club Draw tickets and 2015 club calendars are now on sale in the shop. Please continue to send in all tax donation and bond scheme forms for the Clubhouse Fund, as we look to push on after the awarding of the sports capital grant recently.
CLANNA GAEL FONTENOY
A fantastic night was had by all who attended the Club Christmas Dinner and Party on Saturday night. Congratulations to Lisa Murray and her team of helpers, who co-ordinated the event and in the process transformed the Club Hall into a splendid venue for the enjoyment of the 170 who attended. Congratulations also to those who were honoured for their various achievements during the year: Ciarán Murphy as Club Person of the Year, Lynn Dunne as Camogie Player of the Year, Niall O'Regan as Senior Hurler of the Year, Joe Hennessy as Senior Footballer of the Year, Lisa Curtin as Senior Ladies Footballer of the Year, Nuala McMahon as Junior Ladies Footballer of the Year and Roger McGrath and Felix O'Regan as managers of the Team of the Year - the U-14 Féile-winning footballers; while Conor Hurley received a special Merit Award for his work with the Intermediate Footballers. The Play to Stay programme continues at the Super Games Centre in the club on Friday evenings from 6.30pm on for 12-16 year old boys. Newcomers are still welcome to participate in the programme, which consists of one hour of Gaelic Football games for all playing levels, club and non-club members alike. Activity usually starts with a fun game to get warmed up followed by three 15-minute games, where the teams are mixed up and changed after every game. At the end of the programme, regular participants will be taken to Croke Park to enjoy playing games against other Super Games Centres from around Ireland. There was no winner of the Club Lotto, which produced the following numbers: 6, 10, 12 and 21 for the €10,000 Jackpot and 3, 8, 12 and 14 for the €4,200 Jackpot.
WELL done to all our adult and minor teams that received their medals at our Players Awards Night last Saturday night. Congratulations also to all individual award winners. Darren Lambert and Brian Keenan were given a presentation to mark the end of their long playing careers with the club. Many thanks to Dublin Hurler Danny Sutcliffe, who presented our Adult and Minor Hurling teams with their medals. Thanks also to Damien O'Meara from RTE Sport, who was our MC for the evening. We also would like to thank all those who helped with the organisation of the night. Our AGM takes place this coming Friday at 8pm. We ask and encourage as many of our full members to please attend this important meeting. There was no winner of our Lotto this week. Numbers drawn were 6-18-29-31 and weekly consolation winners were Catherine Brodie and Margaret Brennan. Next week's Jackpot is worth €6,200. www.clontarfgaa.com.
NO winner of Lotto Jackpot of €6,500 for Monday 24th November. Numbers were: 7-11-12-22. Eight match 3 winners each receive €75. Next Jackpot will be €7,000. Tickets are €2 each and the draw takes place every Monday in the Club Lounge at 11pm. Please support. Our Annual 500 Christmas Draw for weeks 1 and 2 will take place in the Club Lounge at 10.30pm on Friday. We wish to apologise for the postponement of the first draw, but this was due to the slow return of counterfoils. Please return all tickets sold or unsold to the club as soon as possible. A small number of tickets are still available from Francis Byrne, Teresa Keeley, Mary Derwin or Ger Doyle. Please support this very important fundraising venture. Our adult football team qualified for the League Promotion Final with a tense one-point victory over Thomas Davis. The Final will be played on Sunday at 11am. Please support this team that has given us so much excitement and entertainment over the past 12 months. Best wishes to David and all involved. Unfortunately, our minor hurlers lost their Championship quarter-final. A small number of Juvenile Helmets with Club Colours and Crest will be available to purchase at €50 before Christmas. Please contact your team mentor to place your order immediately. Our Sunday Food Service continues from 2pm-6pm. Why not join us for your Family Lunch and enjoy loads of sporting action on our 3 TVs. Tonight is Bingo Night in the club. It all kicks off at 8.30pm. Our thanks to the Lambert Girls for organising this venture. All proceeds are in aid of of Feile Teams. Sincere condolences to the Leo Rossiter and family on their recent sad loss. May he Rest In Peace.
CROÍ RÓ NAOFA
THANKS to everybody who came to the Player of the Year Awards last Friday night. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks to the Kiltipper Pub/Cafe and the staff on the night. Photos can be seen on the club's Facebook page. As two numbers were the same in last week's Lotto draw, there was one winner won of Lotto. This week's numbers were 26, 37 and 41. 2x €20 winners were Caroline Mooney and Grainne Keogh. Next week's Jackpot €1650. All training and matches are now complete for the year.
HUGE thanks to Ruth, Catherine, Carol, Brenda, Maureen and all the rest who helped out in the organisation and running of this great event. It takes a team of people to run such a big event and Ruth would like to say a special thank you to all those who donated, manned stalls, sold raffle tickets and generally helped out on the day. Your help and continued support is very much appreciated. A great day/night was had by all. Results of the Grand Raffle held on the day were: 1st Prize - Ger Gavigan; 2nd Prize - Miriam Downey; 3rd Prize - Eva; 4th Prize - Lee Cooper; 5th Prize - Catherine Mangan; 6th Prize - Margaret Coughlan. Our condolences to the Rafferty family on the recent passing of Gerry Rafferty, he will be sorely missed. Congratulations to two of our underage camogie players, who picked up Player of the Year Awards. Claire Kiernan scooped the U13 Division 3 prize, while Jesse Fay won the U16 Division 2 Award. Another sign that the underage structures are starting to bear fruit. Christmas Draw Raffle tickets are now on sale from behind the bar or Maurice Kerrigan. Top prize is €2,000 with second prize a nice €1,000. The draw will be held on Saturday 20th December. Club Lotto was not won. Numbers drawn were 4, 10, 12 and 23. There were 6 match 3 winners. Next week's Jackpot will be €7,000. Club shop now open every Thursday at 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park. Order now to have your club gear by Christmas. If you want to see your team, event or anything else added to our weekly club notes please don't hesitate to contact your PRO Andrew on 086-3148539. I'd be happy to hear from you.
WHAT a season it's been for Cuala's footballers. On Sunday, our senior team defeated Lucan Sarsfields in Bray to win the Promotion Play-off Final and gain promotion to Division 1, while earlier in the season our third team went unbeaten through their entire league campaign. Cuala are now one of the few teams in Dublin with Division 1 teams in both codes. Sadly, the weekend was tinged with some disappointment for the adult footballers, as our AFL5 team lost their promotion play-off semi-final in extra-time against Round Towers Lusk. It was a very tight affair with Lusk getting a very late goal to edge out Cuala by a solitary point. There's been tremendous work put in to football in Cuala by too many people to mention here and it's fantastic to see that work bearing fruit. Well done to all concerned. Well done to Cuala's minor camogie team, who defeated Kilmacud Crokes by 2-7 to 3-0 in the Minor C Championship to finish top of their group. Congratulations to Cuala's Sinead Murphy, who was awarded Division 1 Player of the Year by Dublin Camogie. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's jackpot will be €1,800. Our three €50 lucky dip winners were Adrian Dunne, Hugo McCann and Mary Dunne. Tickets for next week's draw can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. The 2014 AGM is in Fitzpatrick's Killiney Castle Hotel on Wednesday 3rd December at 7:30pm. Academy Christmas Raffle Tickets, priced €2 each, will be sold by our young Academy members from next week with some great prizes donated by Academy parents. Go n-éirí go geal le Scoil Lorcáin le hAonach na Nollag i mbliana a bheidh i Halla Cuala, Deilginis ar an 7 Nollaig 2-5 in. All Cuala members and their families are invited.
ERIN GO BRAGH
THE first session of the Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others took place on Thursday night. There was a great turnout and the feedback was very positive. Thanks to Kevin, John and Gavin for running the session. The next and the last pre-Christmas session will take place Thursday 4th December, 8pm-9pm on the Astro at Benedict's school. Any ladies over the age of 18, not currently playing competitively with a club team, is welcome. For further information you can contact Ciara Farrell on 087-9147154. In conjunction with Coláiste Pobail Setanta, the club will be holding a Strictly Clonee. We are looking for Volunteer Dancers, both male and female. Full training will be given, commencing February. The event itself will be held on the 25th April in Westmanstown. We are also looking for help with the organisation of the event. For more contact John 086-8184054. Our Club Annual General Meeting due to be held on Monday has been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. Well done to our U12 hurlers, who beat Scoil Ui Chonaill to finish runners-up in their league. A big well done to our U7s, who played St Brigid's on Saturday morning. Our juvenile teams are always looking for new players. For training times, see our website eringobraghgaa.ie. Nursery training for 4-7 years continues on Tuesdays 6pm-7pm in Castaheaney Community Centre and Saturdays 11.15am-12.30pm in Phibblestown Community Centre. Our juvenile ladies teams are always looking for new players. For training times see our website. Our adult ladies football and camogie teams are looking for adult players. For more contact John 087-2727077 or Kevin 087-8220612. Anyone interested in playing adult football can call George 087-9709795. Our 2 in-a-row league winning hurlers are always looking for new players and anyone interested in playing hurling can contact Karl 087-2352074.
CONGRATULATIONS to the minor hurlers on winning their Championship Final against Naomh Barróg on Sunday morning. Well done to all the team and management at the end of a good year's work. Congratulations also to Sarah Langan from the U14s, who won the Dublin Camogie Division 1 Player of the Year. A great achievement for Sarah, her mentors and the club. Many thanks to everyone who helped out and took part in the Fran Leonard Memorial Game on Sunday. Thanks to Greg and Elsa for making it a great day as usual and to O'Dwyers, who continue to take part and travel in great numbers to the club. Well done to the Isles adults who won and the juveniles who drew on the day. Joe Tarpey would like to thank the referee for his contribution on the day. Possibly the greatest display of refereeing the club has ever seen. The Club AGM takes place on Wednesday 10th December at 8.30pm. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The club doesn't run itself and any help is greatly appreciated going forward. No good being a hurler on the ditch anymore. Don't forget the Golden Age of Swing with Tom Cole Jnr coming to the club bar this Saturday 6th December at 8:30pm. Tickets €5. Contact Angie at 086-1686468 for more details. Live music in the bar every Sunday. Bingo every Monday with music from the Cubes. There was no winner of the Club Lotto last Thursday. Numbers drawn were 6-14-19-20 and bonus number was 10. Next week's Jackpot is €1,200. Thanks for your continued support. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.
COMMISERATIONS to U21 hurlers, who went down to St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh by four points in the Championship on Saturday. Also to minor camogie team, who lost their Championship semi-final to Ballinteer St John's on Sunday. This was the first-ever minor camogie team to wear the Faughs Celtic jersey and they did so with distinction, reaching the semi-final at the first attempt. Well done to girls and management. The Race Night is finally upon us - this coming Saturday 6th December. We hope to see a huge number of 'punters' there to support our fundraiser. Juvenile AGM took place last Thursday. Saw the election of Karol O'Brien as new Chairman, Richie Hogan as Vice-Chairman and Siobhan Heavey is continuing as Secretary. Dorry Murray is our new Children's Officer. A huge "Thank You" to Brendan Bowe for his tireless endeavour on behalf of the juvenile section over the past three years and best of luck to Karol and his team for the coming years. Congratulations to all the boys who received presentations at the Awards Day on Sunday. Get well wishes to Camogie Chairperson Melissa Burgess and also to Mick Grealy who are both unwell at the moment. Twenty Questions in the Members Bar every Wednesday. No fee. Club End of Year Hurling Hooley in the clubhouse on Saturday 20th December. Tickets €35 bookable from Eoin Reynolds, Paul, Evelyn or Monica. All welcome to what promises to be a great night if last year is anything to go by. Club Lotto - Jackpot €9,400. Numbers were 2-9-27-28. No Winner. Next week's Jackpot will be €9,500. The Annual "Christmas Turkey Draw" in conjunction with the Lotto draw will commence next Sunday night with two turkey vouchers being raffled every Sunday Night until Christmas. All Lotto subscribers will be included in this free draw.
THE Fairyhouse Raceday Fundraiser was a great success last Saturday. A big thank you to all who supported this fundraiser - all profits go towards our new all-weather astro pitch. Special thanks to Alan Manning, Joe Kettle and their hard-working committee for organising. Best of luck to the U21s, who play Thomas Davis in their Championship quarter-final replay in St Margaret's on Tuesday December 2nd at 8pm. Thanks to Thomas Davis for agreeing to the date change. All support is welcome. The Juvenile Christmas Party takes place next Sunday December 7th, 3pm-5pm in Kettles. Congratulations to Lisa & Derek Keogh on the birth of baby Amelia. The club sends best wishes to Andy Kettle and his family. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 3-6-30-40. €20 to Roisin Madigan, MJ Manning and Noel Dwyer. Next week's Jackpot is €12,205.
OUR minor footballers made it through to the B Championship semi-final with a polished performance v Skerries. The next hurdle will be Clontarf in the semi-final (further detail to follow during the week). Our end of season awards will take place this Saturday 6th December. The evening will include a buffet meal & music from 8.30pm. Tickets (as last year) are priced at €15 each. Tickets are available from all adult managers. Last Chance: The last day for ordering club gear for Christmas is this Saturday 6th December from 10am-12pm. In addition, Sharon will open the shop on Thursday 4th between 7pm-8pm. Nursery will finish on 13th of December for the Christmas break and will return on the 17th of January 2015. The Juvenile Christmas Party will take place on the 13th of December with a special visit from Santa. Please contact individual juvenile mentors or Nicky for more information. Well done to our Scór na nÓg team. We won the County Final with our solo singer and traditional music group. We now proceed to the Leinster semi-final, representing Dublin at Parnell's on 14th December. Our Tráth na gCeist (Table Quiz) team also won the County Final, so we will represent Dublin against the other 31 counties at the All-Ireland Final on 14th February at Citywest. Our Art competition/Comórtas Ealaíona was a great success. This was open to students from 3rd-6th class. The aim was to design posters to promote An Ghaeilge at the club. We received 148 entries. We had a very special guest make the unenviable task of selecting the winners - Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh was asked to do the honours. The winners were Georgia Griffin (5th-6th class) and Ruby Byrne (3rd-4th class). Go raibh maith ag Mícheál, na múinteoirí, na tuismitheoirí agus na páistí.
TICKETS are now available for the club's fundraiser, the National Draw. Tickets are €10 and are available in the clubhouse or from Gretta Byrne on 087-6702866 or by emailing email@example.com. Applications are invited for the 2015 following team coaches: AHL5, AFL4, AFL10, Senior 2 Camogie and Senior 6 Camogie. Applications can be sent in writing to the club or by email to the secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org). The closing date for applications is 14th December. The club would like to thank all organisers, mentors, families and schools for their support of the last weekend's Juvenile Presentation Night. There was no winner of the Club Lotto this week. The numbers were 5-13-14 and next week's Jackpot in €3,200. Bingo continues every Wednesday at 8.30pm in the club. Texas Hold'em continues on Friday nights in the bar at 9pm. Button accordion and concertina lessons are available every Monday night at 8pm in the clubhouse. There are Set-Dancing classes every Monday in the Hall at 7.30pm. Beginners welcome. Anybody interested in taking up fencing as a hobby can have a go on Tuesday evenings in the club. Details are available in the club.
KEVIN'S Annual Christmas Tree fundraiser started yesterday and trees are on sale in the Church grounds opposite Rosie O'Grady's Pub, Harold's Cross. We would ask everyone to buy their tree there to support the club and ask family & friends to also. Well done to everyone who completed our Child Award 1 Coaching Course over the last few weeks. Thanks to Jonny McGlynn, who delivered the course excellently. A great night had by all at the Kevin's Dinner Dance in Hilton Hotel last Saturday. Special thanks to Eoghan Redmond & all his helpers who did all the organizing. Club AGM is this Thursday December 4th in Donore Avenue Community Centre at 8pm sharp. Everyone is urged to attend. Minor hurlers play the League Final tonight v St Vincent's, away in Marino at 7.30pm. All support welcome. Final match of the year. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. It is 4 numbers now. Last night's draw, Monday 1st December was €2,500. Contact Gerry Hall for info or any Lotto queries on 087-6463950. The results are also posted on Kevin's Facebook page the Tuesday after each draw. The club is starting to distribute the GAA National Club Draw tickets. Please make an effort to sell them and get them back to Gerry Hall. Patricia has some new Kevin's hoodies, gear & kits available for sale, 086-8443536. The ABC Hurling Nursery is finished for the Christmas break and will return after Christmas. Exact dates will be confirmed in January. It's for 4-7 year olds at 10.30am-11.30am in Dolphin Park. Everyone welcome. Contact Gerry Brennan with any queries on the ABC Nursery on 086-3818788 or Marcus on 087-6620282.
FOR the second year in-a-row, both minor football teams have qualified for their Championship Final. In what promises to be a big club day out, the minor B lads reach their third final in-a-row and hope to make "two out of three ain't bad". A Cian O'Connor penalty put the gloss on an 8-point victory over local rivals and much-fancied Ballyboden A. Gav McDermott's goal and a John Maher cracker sent the B team in one-point up at half-time on a massive pitch in IT Blanchardstown. But goals from Peter Herlihy and the last-gasp three-pointer from Conor McNicholas were needed to rein in a five-point second-half deficit to win by three. Hard luck to the senior hurlers, who lost to St Jude's in the AHL1 League Final: An already depleted Crokes were put under further pressure following a harsh red card within a couple of minutes of the throw-in. However, the county champions did manage to stay in touch until the short whistle, with Jude's finishing out the half a solitary point ahead; 1-6 to 0-8. However, the heavy O'Toole Park pitch began to take its toll on the depleted Crokes team as the second half wore on. Try as they might, they couldn't muster enough forward momentum to break down the resolute Jude's defence and Jude's won in the end by three points; 1-13 to 0-13. The Hurling Section AGM is on Sunday 7th December at 8:30pm in the Glenalbyn House. Congratulations to all who partook in a great night in the club for "Take me out", a firing conclusion to the AFL8 team's Pitch n Putt Day Out.
WE would like to wish Rialto Gaels U16s the very best of luck in the League Final, which is taking place tonight. Congratulations to the players, mentors and parents for getting to the Final. Our Family Christmas Walk is taking place this coming Sunday at 2pm in the clubhouse. Please come and support the day, dress in your best Christmas festive outfits and walk with us over to the Memorial Park. Santa will be waiting for us when we return, where he will have a surprise for all the children. There will be a Kiddies Disco and lots of fun after the walk. Weather permitting we also hope to have a BBQ. The Kiddies Party will see the end to the Juvenile Year, which has been very busy and rewarding for all those involved. There was no winner of the Lotto last week, so Jackpot now stands at €3,100. We thank you for your continued support.
MANY thanks to all the teams who sent in match reports this weekend. Full details can be found on our website www.lucansarsfields.ie. Over 1,500 players in action in the last week across all 4 codes from age 7 to 40+. Congratulations to our U21 and minor B hurlers on reaching their Championship Finals at the weekend. Hard luck to our senior footballers, who lost out in their Promotion Play-off Final against Cuala. Our U21 footballers are in action in the Championship on Saturday. Many thanks to those who supported the Annual Table Quiz in aid of St Vincent De Paul. Our Christmas Draw tickets are now on sale with a total of 21 prizes, including €3,000 in cash. This is a hugely important fundraiser for the club and your support is hugely appreciated. Lucan Sarsfields first-ever Family Organiser is now on sale in the bar or from the U13 mentors. The Organiser features top-quality photographs of the juvenile members up to age 13, and are ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends. If you haven't already seen the Organiser it is well worth checking it out. All funds raised are for the 7 teams who will be representing the club in the Feile competitions early next year. All support greatly appreciated. The Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club 25 Card Drive continues every Friday in the Clubhouse Bar. Set-dancing every Wednesday at 8:30pm. All welcome. The Club Shop is open on Saturday's from 12pm and Thursday evening from 7:30pm. Our Lucan District Credit Union Academy is on every Saturday at 1:30pm at the clubhouse. There was no winner of the €20,000 Lotto Draw. Numbers were 8-21-22-28 or the €5,000 prize numbers: 8-9-21-22. This week's 2 Jackpots are €20,000 and €5,500. Lucan Village Pharmacy are sponsoring, with Frank Masterson's team in charge.
OUR U8s competed in an end of season finale against O Dwyer's on Saturday, before congregating in the Bracken Court for the Juvenile Awards. Special mention to O Dwyer's for hosting the matches, presenting medals to the Man-O-War squad and to the juvenile referees on the day who operated at a very high level. Well done to all players who attended this year's Juvenile Awards. Special well done to all those who collected league and championship medals and those who picked up individual awards. It was a great afternoon in the Bracken Court Hotel, with all juvenile teams achieving recognition. Well done to the Juvenile Committee for organising such a great event, and special thanks to club veterans John Martin and Gerry Gaffney, who were on hand to present U12 league winners and U16 Championship winners with their medals. Man-O-War GFC is participating in GAA National Draw. Tickets on sale now at €10 each, all sales collected go directly back to our club. Look forward to your support. Check out manowargfc.com for details.
CONGRATS to our minor A footballers on their Championship semi-final win over Thomas Davis on Sunday. Congrats also to our minor C hurlers on their Championship semi-final win against Round Towers Clondalkin. Our U21A footballers are in Championship quarter-final this Saturday at 3pm against Ballyboden in Alfie Byrne Road and on Sunday at 11am our minor C footballers travel to Portmarnock to play Naomh Mearnóg in Championship quarter-final. Best of luck to all teams. All support welcome. Congrats to our Scór Na nÓg team in Dublin Finals last Tuesday night, where their prize-haul included Club Na Bliain. They now progress to Leinster Finals on 14th December. Founder Members' Christmas Lunch in Mobhi Suite this Thursday at 12.30pm. Annual Friends of Na Fianna Night on Thursday. Great night ahead with €3.50s all night and complimentary finger food. Panto Matinee on Saturday 13th December now completely sold out and tickets for Friday night almost gone. Tickets for Thursday and Saturday night still available and can be booked online on club website or by emailing email@example.com. Na Fianna's Christmas Market runs from 12th-14th December and last of cabins still available but booking up fast. Anyone interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org asap. Facilities Committee are looking for members to commit an hour or two of their time next weekend, 5th-7th December, for assembly of chalets. All Na Fianna Nursery children are invited to this Tuesday's Cinema Club at 5.30pm, which will be a Christmas movie. €5 per child with snack and juice included and tea and coffee provided for parents attending. No challenge games will be played on Na Fianna grass pitches until the end of January. The Club Shop will open on Saturday, 9am-1pm. 25 card drive continues on Friday nights in club from 9.30pm. All welcome. Members' subscriptions now due.
WELL done to all the Strictly Barróg dancers. It was one of the best fundraisers the club has ever run. Everyone had a fantastic time. Congrats to the winners Anthony and Nuala. Thanks to all the sponsors, Kevin Rowe Events, the Regency Hotel, the MC and the judges. Thanks to all the guys that helped selling the votes and Tony Canning who oversaw the vote counting. Special thanks to the members of the Strictly Committee; Cathy Comerford, Eithne Flynn, Peter Fitzgerald and Tony Manton. The AGM is tonight (Tuesday 2nd December) in Barróg at 7:30pm. Please make an effort to attend. Only fully-paid members are allowed to attend the AGM. Mini-leagues are on this Saturday at 10am. The Christmas Draw is on December 19th. Could any team manager who has not yet got draw tickets for their team please collect them from Joe Potter at the AGM this evening. The club are hosting our first-ever Players and Mentors' Forum on Wednesday the 10th of December. We hope to discuss the future or the club, what we do well and what we can improve on. We hope to get a big attendance for this meeting. The more people there with different views and ideas the more the club will benefit. Players and Mentors' Night is this Saturday in the club. The last Poker Night of the year is December the 12th. The usual set-up and rules. All welcome. Hard luck to the minor hurlers, who narrowly lost their Championship Final against Erin Isle's. Well done to all the players and mentors that took part in 40th Anniversary Blitz on Saturday. Over 250 boys participated in a 4 1/2 hour festival of football and hurling. The club offer their deepest condolences to the family of Brendan Archbold, who passed away last week.
OUR AGM takes place on Friday night at 8pm. We ask all full members to attend. We appeal especially to adult players to make an effort and come along. Our Annual Mass takes place on Saturday night at 8pm. This will be followed by our mentors and helpers "thank you" night. Anyone who helps out in any aspect of running our club is invited to come along. It might be late in the year, but we still have some vital games to play. On Sunday morning at home at 11am, our minor footballers play Na Fianna in the Championship quarter-final. Please come along and support the lads.
THERE was no winner of the Jackpot last week. The numbers drawn were 7, 31 and 9. This week's Jackpot is worth €2,400. Despite a great team effort, the minor camogie team were defeated by Cuala in Stepaside on Tuesday night. A limited number of the club's history book "Treasured Memories" are available in the clubhouse. The book is a hardback in full colour containing almost 400 pages and more than 250 photographs and costs €20. It is an ideal Christmas present for any club member. Items of club gear available in the club shop would also make useful Christmas presents.
OUR Annual Awards Night takes place this Saturday 6th December in the clubhouse. A great night is planned with entertainment from the Red Biddys. Food will be served and we hope to see all teams and members present. Christmas Dinner Party in clubhouse Friday 12th December @8pm. Tickets €18 available from Freda, Marie, Maura and Tony. All fixtures for the coming weekend can be found at http://www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. The Skills Camp continues indoors in Flemington Community Centre this Saturday morning from 11am-12.30pm. Children aged between 4 and 7 years and in primary school only are welcome. The cost is €3 per week. We are always looking for coaches/parents to help out. Pool continues in the clubhouse every Friday evening at 8.30pm. All welcome. Cards in the clubhouse Wednesday evenings at 8.45pm. All welcome. Our Club Lotto is available to play online www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was won. Congratulations to Carmel Rooney. Numbers drawn were 1-8-11. This week's Jackpot will be €600.
CONGRATULATIONS. Well done, Bravo, Andy Morris, Conor Carton & Ger O'Meara, who were selected for the 2014 Dublin Bus/Herald Dubs Stars Hurling team. Volunteers, mentors and helpers night this Friday in the clubhouse, so come along and join the fun. Saturday night it's sing-a-long with 'Halo'. Got any plans for St Stephen's Night or New Year's Eve? Why not join the throngs coming to O'Toole's for the best nights in entertainment for you and your friends. You can Rock N' Roll on December 26th with the fabulous 'Desire', and ring in the New Year with the super 'Off The Rails'. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours today from our bar staff. There was no winner of our weekly Club Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 13-18-19-22. The €1,100 Jackpot this week would buy a few nice pressies.
CONGRATULATIONS to our senior footballers, who had a very important win on Sunday, beating Trinity Gaels 1-18 to 1-3 to secure Senior Championship status for 2015. The lads had a great game with Willie Henry and Colm Begley leading from the front and Conor Mortimer racking up 10 points. Thanks to everyone who turned up for the game and supported the boys all year and to the managers for their hard work. Dave and the rest of the management team would like to thank the players for their time and respect over the last few months. Adult Players' Night takes place on December 12th. Please confirm attendance with Martin Flanagan. Our Christmas Fair takes place this Sunday December 7th. With Christmas gift stalls, climbing wall, zorb balls and Santa's grotto there are plenty of activities for all the family. North Dublin Community Choir and Simon Community Choir will perform on the day and we have a shoebox appeal for homeless people. Also, don't forget about the giving tree in aid of St Vincent De Paul in reception with all gifts being donated to Aoibhneas Womens' Refuge Kilmore. Tickets for our Christmas Hamper Raffle are on sale at reception, in the bar and the restaurant priced €5 per strip. Draw 15th December after Bingo. Thanks to all who attended our Adult Strategy session last week. It was great to have so many interested people present for a positive discussion. We had a very productive session and will keep in touch regarding progression over the coming weeks. Our Juvenile Conference/Forum will be held on Friday December 5th in the function room from 5pm-7.30pm. All with an interest in the direction of the juvenile section of the club are invited to attend. Lotto results November 24: 1-6-11-17. Bonus 12.
WHAT an amazing night, Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday. Big thank you to all involved but special mention has to go to the Raheny Four, who pulled the whole thing together. Brian Curtis aka Maggot, Andrew Dowling aka Saus, Rob O Neill aka Swoop and Richie Kenny. We mustn't forget Cian Burgess and the fantastic job he did on our programme for the night. Claire Fitzgerald and Dave Heffernan were crowned King and Queen of the night; Gavin Ivory and Barbara Connelly were in 2nd place and Catherine Leech and Eamon Doherty came in a close third. Thank you to all the dancers who gave up so much of their free time and also raised large sums of money for the club. With ticket sales, raffle tickets and sponsorship each dancer was expected to bring in €300 in sponsorship and the majority of them exceeded this sum. Thanks also to all who attended the night. The transfer window is the first week in December. If anyone is looking to transfer or has a friend who might like to please don't miss the deadline. Another win for our minor camogie team, Raheny 4-6 v 2-4 Castleknock in the Championship. U21s play Lucan on Saturday at 2pm on Alfie Byrne Road. This is the quarter-final of the Championship. 16th man wanted. AGM is Tuesday 2nd December. Several positions need to be filled. Ask not what your club can do for you, but what you can do for your club. AGM is on in Club Hall at 8pm sharp. Lotto is now at €4,000 and Trad Music still on Wednesday night from 9pm. Mentors' Night is on 12 December. Ogra finishes up on 12 December with a very special visitor. Wonder who that could be, HO HO HO.
RANELAGH Gaels' Annual General Meeting takes place on Friday evening in Beechwood Hall on Mountainview Road at 8pm. All members are encouraged to attend the AGM as this is where most of the major decisions which will affect the club over the coming 12 months will be taken. The November draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Lotto took place last Friday in The Tap House. The numbers drawn were 7, 9, 18 and 22 and there was no winner of the €2,000 Jackpot. The winners of the €50 spot prizes were Shane Durkan, Anne Marie Shanley, Derek Fox and Deirdre Ni Fhlionn. The winners of the bonus €25 spot prizes were Anne Marie McCormack, Amanda Maguire, Eugene Day and Joanna Mierzijewska. The next draw will take place in Smyths on Thursday, January 29 when the Jackpot will be €2,100. Tickets cost just €2 and can be bought from Smyths, Birchalls, Humphreys and the Tap House. Or you can play without leaving the house by logging into www.locallotto.ie and playing online. Ranelagh Gaels Academy is up and running for another season and there'll be children's training in Herbert Park from 11.45am every Saturday morning (bar school holidays). The Academy offers Gaelic Games training in a fun and safe environment for children four-years-old and up. Men's and ladies football is over until the New Year, though keep an eye on these pages, ranelaghgaels.ie and Twitter (@RanelaghGaels) for full details on when training will return. For details and updates on the Academy, Lotto, training, matches and everything else to do with Ranelagh Gaels, keep an eye on our brilliant website -www.ranelaghgaels.ie.
ROUND TOWER CLONDALKIN
U21 hurlers defeated St Peregrine's, but minor hurlers lost to Na Fianna in their respective Championship clashes. Well done to all involved in Round Tower Craft Fair that took place in clubhouse on Sunday and thanks to those who supported the event. Round Tower GAA Club is distributing its Christmas Draw 2014 tickets to members. Tickets are priced at €5 and we ask all members to support this very important fundraiser. Further information is available from Frank Cosgrove at 086-3786356. Our Games Promotion Officer, James Glancy, and Dublin Coaching Officer, Niall Cooper, will conduct a Child Protection Course for team mentors in the clubhouse on Tuesday 9th December at 7.30pm. Anyone interested in attending should contact Sean McNamara at email@example.com or Michelle Walsh at 087-9604596. The Nursery continues to take place in Collinstown Community Centre Hall, Neilstown. As ever, it takes place 10am-11.30am Saturday morning and children 4-7 years of age are welcome. Santa Claus is arriving to the Nursery 13th December in the clubrooms. To all hurling and football team mentors, Santa Claus will be visiting the club in the near future and tickets will be distributed to juvenile team mentors. Mary Douglas will distribute and you can contact her at 087-1271272 to advise training times for distribution. South Dublin County Council wishes to advise all clubs that last games before Christmas are scheduled to take place weekend of 13th/14th December. Pitches will re-open weekend of 10th/11th January 2015. The double Championship winning minor football and hurling teams of 2004 are reuniting to mark the 10th anniversary of their unprecedented success. An informal gathering of the players and management will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday 6th December at 8pm. All are welcome to recall those great days. The ever-popular Bingo takes every Tuesday in the clubrooms.
ROUND TOWER LUSK
NEXT Saturday is the last Round Towers Academy for the year and will see a visit to the club by the main man, Santa Claus. The Academy will return on the 24th January at the usual time of 10:45am. For further details please contact GPO James Costello on 086-3465433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We had a great turnout for our Mentors' Night on Friday, with representation from almost every team in the club. With the season over for most, it was fitting that we celebrated a very good year for our club - with good league wins for our U13 footballers, U15 hurlers and a double (championship & league) for our U16s. Not to mention the achievements of our first ever senior ladies team, who reached the semi-final of their Championship and living in the hope that our senior men's will also gain league promotion this year. With not too much talk of football or club politics, the atmosphere in the bar was relaxed and everyone enjoyed the evening. Thanks to all who came along, big thanks to DJ Joe (who pumped up the volume) and Trina at the bar. Here's to the 2015 season. There was no winner of our Lotto Jackpot this week, with numbers drawn 11, 14, 20 & 25. €50 went to J Buckley with €25 going to J O'Brien and M Gilligan. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,100. Entertainment in the Bar on Saturday night comes from Stage 2. Match Results: AFL5 - Cuala (0-17), Round Towers (1-15). This meeting with Cuala was an important game for Towers, one they needed to win. In what turned out to be an epic AFL5 promotional semi-final, both teams were level at the final whistle. Towers pulled out all the stops and went on to win by just one point.
SCOIL UI CHONAILL
THE Club AGM took place on Thursday 27th November in the clubhouse and there was go od discussion and debate with the healthy attendance. Best wishes to the incoming Executive Committee, especially to new members, for the year ahead. A big thank you to everyone who supported the Charity Fundraising Events in the club on Saturday morning. Well done to the organisers, volunteers and especially to everyone who sampled the goods and bought tickets for the raffle. The proceeds will go to the St Vincent de Paul. The U8/9/10 Blitz went ahead on Saturday morning and there was plenty of skill on show. The Nursery continued their games on both the grass and the all-weather surface - well done to the coaches and their assistants. Team Christmas Parties are getting underway with plenty of variety in their activities. Looking forward to the next special event, which is the visit of a very important person to the clubhouse on Saturday 13th December to meet our younger members. More details are available on Facebook and on the club website. Keep up with all club news on our website www.scoilgaa.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
THIS Saturday is the last session of the year as we all take a well-earned Christmas break. Training will resume on 24th January 2015 when the Juvenile Academy will be back in action every Saturday morning at 10am in Rathmichael School. The Academy caters for children from 4-8 years old at only €2 per week. There is no annual subscription and covers Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie. All equipment is supplied. New members are always welcome. Juvenile hurleys are on sale at the club at €10 each and would make a lovely present. Last Saturday was very busy day. Cuala travelled to Shankill for an U8 year's girls and boy's football and hurling blitz which was very exciting, while our U11 girls football team took the short trip to Bray Emmett's for a blitz, which was played on their beautiful all-weather pitch. A great day of action and fun was had by all and a special "big thank you" to both clubs for their help. Sponsored Treadmill 12-hour Marathon in Brady's was a fantastic success for Shankill GAA, Scoil Mhuire, St Anne's and Gaelscoil Padraig. Thanks to all who took part in the event. Please get your cash and cards in asap. Our Chase the Ace Sunday night draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a jackpot of €1,350, is suspended until Sunday December 21st to facilitate other events in the pub. Many thanks for all your support. Training for the adult football team is been arranged weekly. Watch out for text message. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. Club contact: email@example.com or Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.
FIXTURE: Saturday 6th December - U21 Football Championship: Harps v Thomas Davis/Fingal Ravens, 2.15pm home. Last day of Juvenile Academy was a huge success with Santa arriving with presents for all the Academy children. Thanks to all involved in organising this event. For all other results and fixtures and updated news see website www.skerriesharps.ie. The new clubhouse is taking shape at the end of the car park, with your help we could be open in February 2015. Our donation drive is moving into full swing. By now all members should have received your donations pack. Please support your club in this venture. Dates for Diary: Sunday 14th December - Boys and Girls Juvenile Awards Night in Community Centre at 6.30pm. Always a great night. Saturday 6th December - Trad Session and Ballad Night with Pat McCarthy, Martin Byrne and musicians in the clubhouse. Don't miss it. Club Annual Membership now due. Subscriptions, as last year, with an extra social membership now available at €50. You can now pay on line at skerriesharps.ie and follow the links. Club Shop open Saturday 10.30am. Great ideas for Christmas gifts. Gift cards also available. New Harps T-Shirts €35. Orders to Catherine 086-3452754. One of our sponsors, Stack's Pharmacy, have 20% Off Sale on Wednesday 3rd and 10th December. Please support all our sponsors if you can. Whist continues on Tuesday nights at 8pm. Free lessons for beginners. Zingo result: 3-1-2-7-6-4-5. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €1,900. All proceeds go to the day-to-day running of the Harps. Playing makes it possible. Next draw Saturday night in the clubhouse at 10.30pm. Note change of date. Envelopes €2 from Gary Holland, by quarterly bank standing order or play on-line at skerriesharps.ie.
NEXT Sunday 7th December is our Santa/Xmas Party & our Juvenile Presentation is Monday 8th December. All players & families are welcome along. Our 2nd Triple Mega Draw took place last Saturday with over €22,000 in prizes up for grabs. Full list of winners on our website. Cash prize Bingo every Tuesday @ 8pm. All welcome. Thursday is open Ballad session. Friday night is Music Night. All musicians, singers and entertainers welcome. Come along and sit in and enjoy the craic. Dates for your diary: Fun Family Bingo, 10th December, in aid of Juvenile Section. Juvenile Xmas Disco 12th December @ 8pm. Adult Presentation Saturday 13th December. Prices in our Club Bar are being reduced with immediate effect. Example: Pint Guinness now €4.10 all week. If you are a member, further reduced to €3.81. Double discount days - as part of our Christmas festivities, members will receive a double discount in our Club Bar on Sunday 21st December to mark our Christmas Draw and Sunday 28th December from 2pm. Family Disco and Frozen on big screen. All welcome, free entry. Children must be accompanied by adult. Music in bar from 6pm. Double discount for members. The Macra for boys & girls aged 4-6 years, Saturday mornings 10.30am and Hurling Macra Mondays @ 6pm. All new children welcome. To book our new-look function room for parties, prices are from free to DJ & Food packages. A lot of dates already gone for 2015. Contact Leo @ 086-2650419 to book your date. Pitch signs are available to advertise your business. At a cost of €300, you get a pitch sign 10 foot X 2 foot in Aluminium Bond. For info contact George @ 086-2641667. Contact Club PRO Linda @ 087-6124504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STARS OF ERIN
AGM in Glencullen school on 3rd December at 8pm. Men's adult team require new players for new season. Also, new manager and coach. Clothes Bank in car park. Please support. Academy takes place every Saturday morning from 10am-11am. Lotto Jackpot not won. €20 winners: Faye O'Neill, Peter Campbell & Daniel Sherman. Next week's Jackpot, €600. Thanks for all your support.
ST Brendan's GAA Saturday Kidz Club continues this Saturday morning at 9.30am at Longmeadows. Any parents interested in enrolling their children to play for St Brendan's please contact Paul McDonagh 087-6701064 or Malachi Doyle 086-3322076. Details can be found on our Facebook page, also Twitter @stbrendansdub7 or check out our website www.stbrendansgaa.org.
OUR Club AGM takes place this Sunday evening (December 7th) at 7.30pm in Russell Park. All members are asked to attend. Club Christmas Wonderland and Party, Sunday 14th December in Russell Park. 2:30 - Doors open; 3:00 - Lambert Punch & Judy Show; 3:40 - Santa arrives; 4:00 - Mini Disco. Full café, shop, games and loads of fun. All welcome. Hard luck to our U21 hurlers, who lost out to Lucan (1-17 to 1-9) in their Championship semi-final on Saturday. Thanks to all those to who helped organise and who attended our two social events on Friday and Saturday evening in the club. Our Club Nursery continues this Saturday morning from 9.30am-11am. We welcome all 4-7 year olds in the Castleknock and Blanchardstown area and new members and families are especially welcome. Contact Paul on 087-9154748 or email email@example.com for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place on Thursday, December 4th in The Roselawn Inn. Make sure you have your tickets, available online or from usual sellers. HPC is closed on Monday evenings from 5pm-7pm until January. Members are asking to use gym outside this 2-hour period. Anyone ordering any St Brigid's Club Gear for Christmas from the club shop need to place order with Breege on 086-4050964 this week. Our minor B footballers play their league play-off against St Anne's on Sunday morning at 11am in Russell Park. All support welcome. Well done to our 9 club footballers and 4 hurlers, who were nominated for the Grass Roots GAA Club Awards, which take place this Friday in Copper Face Jacks. Finally, make sure you tune into Dublin 15's best radio show, The Throw In, every Monday evening at 7.30pm on 92.5 Phoenix FM.
THIS year's Dinner/Awards Night will take place this Saturday 6th of December at 8pm. Admission will be €25 a head. Music on the night by Soundwaves. Tickets are now available from bar staff or any committee member. Hope to see you all there. This week sees the GAA transfer season open from 1st-7th of December, anyone wishing to transfer to us please fill in relevant transfer form and return to clubhouse by Sunday 7th at 5pm. Lotto: Last week's Lotto numbers were Draw 1 - numbers drawn: 9-20-24-27. No winners. Draw 2 - numbers drawn: 5-10-19-25. No winners. There were 2 winners of €100 in each draw; this will remain the case until one of the Jackpots is won. Jackpots this week are €10,000. 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. Thanks for your continued support. The winning number in the Bonus Ball draw was 37 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. Our Annual Christmas draw will take place on Friday 19th of December. Great cash prizes, tickets are €10 each and limited to 300. Tickets available from the clubhouse. The GAA National Draw is back again, some great prizes on offer. Tickets are €10 each and are now available in the clubhouse. All proceeds from sale of tickets is retained by the club. Please show your support and purchase a ticket. If anyone wishes to have anything added to the club notes you can contact Lorraine at Secretary.firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively leave a message on our Facebook page. Colmcilles Gaa Club.
ST FINIAN'S, SWORDS
THE Club Lotto Jackpot remains intact. Yes, there's still a chance to win the Jackpot before Christmas and sort out all those bills. The pot this week was €8,600 and the numbers drawn were 10-14-21-23. With no winner of the Jackpot, the pot increases to €8,700 for next week's draw. Get you tickets online at ww.stfinians.com or pick up an envelope in the Post Office, Peacocks or the clubhouse. The €50 Lucky Dip winners were Roisín Farrell and Brenda Green. The Club Awards Night is being held next Friday December 5th in Peacocks Steakhouse. Everyone is welcome and we would like to see a big turn-out to acknowledge the efforts of the many players, mentors and committee members involved in the successful running of our great club. Our Christmas Fair is planned for Saturday 13th of December in the clubhouse. Please don't forget to have membership paid as soon as possible, either online or by dropping into the clubhouse. Remember, there's an option to pay annual fees over a four-month period when you use the online service, or by dropping into the office and setting up a monthly arrangement. The annual fee covers players' insurance in the event of needing treatment for an injury while playing or training. Croke Park will not entertain any injury treatment claims if membership is not paid.
ST JAMES GAELS
A great win and performance was had by the U13s on Saturday afternoon against Ballyboden St Enda's. The Academy is continuing to grow from strength-to-strength and will continue to up to the 13th of December and restart in the New Year. If you know anyone who would like to take part, don't hesitate in bringing them down to the Iveagh Grounds any Saturday morning at 10.30am. The Club Awards Night will take place this coming Thursday from 7.30pm-8.30pm. All members are invited to attend what has been another successful year for the club. Annual draw tickets are still on sale, any full books should be returned to club mentors or brought to the Awards Night on Thursday. For any adults who are interested in keeping fit through the winter, we are holding an hour of Astro every Monday from 8:30pm-9:30pm. Runners required. This is open to all members and anyone interested in becoming a member next year. The John Humphrey Christmas Cup will be held on the Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th, keep an eye on our Facebook page for all the latest news on what is the most important event of our club's calendar.
THE Club AGM was held yesterday and Chairman Liam Larkin would like to thank the out-going members of the Executive and welcome their replacements - full details in the web. Well done to our senior hurlers, who beat Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday and are League Champions for the first time in the club's history. Also, congrats to our junior ladies team who beat St Monica's to win their Championship. There was also a win for the minor camogie team, who beat St Vincent's and will be in the Final next week. Numbers drawn: 1-9-10-15. No match 4. Match 3 as follows: Noel Lyons (X 2), Sean McBride, Shay Lynch, Paul Cunningham & Niamh Ryan. The €250 will be divided by 6 with Noel Lyons getting two shares. Jackpot next week will be €12,700.
TRAINING for the Academy and U9s on Saturday morning from 10.30am. Membership fees for 2015 are now available on the club's online store - www.stkevinskilliansgaa.com. This year we are providing multiple payment options for membership fees (please note that even if you pay online, you must fill out a membership form and return it to the club - forms are automatically sent to you by email when you pay online). We are having our Christmas Party for the Juvenile Section (The Academy, U9s and U12s) on Saturday the 13th December at 12.30pm in the IMC Cinema, Tallaght. Meeting outside IMC Cinema at 12.15pm. We have also booked the VIP Room for after the film (approx 1.45pm) with refreshments for parents and children. Cost will be €3 per player. Parents and siblings of the players are also welcome to come along to the film, cost is €3 per ticket and €3.50 for a kids' food tray (any player siblings attending must be accompanied by an adult). Bookings will be taken at the next 2 Saturday training mornings. Thank you to everyone who joined us in the Kingswood Lodge on Saturday to celebrate a great year for the club. A huge congratulations to the award winners; Miley McDermott who won Senior Player of the Year, Craig Gibson who won Senior Players' Player of the Year, David Toolin who won the Young Player of the Year and finally Sean Quinn who won Club Person of the Year. Here is to an even better 2015. The Club Lotto was not held due to unforeseen circumstances. Plans are already ongoing for the Cycle Rally 2015, anyone from the community interested in coming on board to help organise it are more than welcome. Just contact one of the committee members (contact details on the club website).
DUE to unforeseen circumstances, the Annual Christmas Fair, due to take place on Sunday 7th December, has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. The Club AGM takes place in The Complex on Wednesday 10th December. The closing date for nominations has surpassed, only fully paid-up members are eligible to vote at the AGM, but all are welcome to attend. Our U21 footballers are due to be in Championship action this Saturday. See fixtures for more details.
CONGRATULATIONS GAA Division 3 & 4 Team of the Year Nominees; Joey Cannon, Colm O'Shea and David Kearns of St Mark's were nominated for the hurling and St Marks GPO John Kelly for the Football. Awards are in Copper Face Jacks on the 6th of December. St Mark's would like to thank Dotsy O'Callaghan for years of loyal service and wish him well in his future endeavours. St Mark's Christmas Bingo in association with St Mark's Parish on Thursday 11th of December at 8.45pm. Large Books €20 include: Jackpot Sheets. Small Books €10 include: Jackpot Sheets. 2 spot prizes after full house. Monster Raffle with big cash prizes. Santa will be arriving at St Mark's GAA on the 14th December 2014. Anyone interested in helping out that weekend please contact Robbie Glynn 087-6696288, registration forms in the club. Set-dance classes Monday nights 8pm. Members Christmas Dinner 19th December. €25 per head. 3 Course meal & music. Limited to 120. Contact Mark Singleton. Bar opens at 2pm on a Saturday and 12.30pm on Sunday. Slimming World every Tuesday in the club at 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Irish Dancing classes, registration 11.15am-11.30am every Saturday morning for new members. Call Anne Marie Martin on 085-1635058 for details. Bingo every Thursday evening at 8pm. Come along and have some fun. Carvery every Sunday in the club, all welcome. Party facilities available at St Mark's, Main Lounge, Player's Lounge and Hall. Please continue to support the Club Lotto. €1,200 Jackpot not won. Numbers: 9, 22, 26 & 27. Six €50 winners are 1 Christy Barman 2 GRAB c/o Billy Gore 3 Noel Small c/o Bingo 4 Colm McMahon 5 Louise Grace 6 Seamus Breaton.
ST MARY'S SAGGART
MEMBERS Christmas Party and Player of the Year Awards will take place in the club on Saturday 13th December. All welcome, live music on the night. Christmas Club draw will be held on the night also. NUMBERS drawn this week were 4-6-9-27. No winner, so next week's Jackpot will be €3,600. One Match 3 Winner OF €100; Jack, Donovan's Butcher, Rathcoole. C/O Ciaran Howard. Next week's MATCH 3 will be worth €100 win/share. The club are actively seeking Lotto sellers. If you feel you can help in any way, please contact any committee member. Our History Book is selling fast; it is available in a number of outlets in Saggart and Rathcoole and also from Mick Nugent 087-6888909, Brendan Murray 086-0401169, or Eamon Walsh 085-7367291. U21s are away to Whitehall on Saturday at 2.30pm in the Championship. Please support. Our thanks to everyone who supported our Xmas Bazar last weekend.
HEARTFELT commiserations to our adult ladies team on their defeat in Sunday's Championship Final to St Jude's B. Over the last eleven months the girls have given huge commitment and dedication to the team and each other despite numerous setbacks. However, the dream ending wasn't to be. All in St Monica's GAA Club are extremely proud of all the players and indeed their management team. We also wish to acknowledge the tremendous number of club members, family and friends who travelled up to Chanel College for Sunday's Final to support the girls. Thank you one and all. Our Juvenile Presentation takes place this Sunday December 7th from 4pm in the clubhouse. We will be announcing our Juvenile Players of the Year Awards for both football and hurling. Also, our U13 boys will receive their league runners-up medals, while our girls' U14 team will be presented with their championship and league runners-up medals. Our Adult Award Night is taking place on Saturday the 13th of December, where we gather to honour our Adult Players of 2014, to present the Player of the Year awards & to announce the St Monica's GAA All-Star Team of 2014. We will also reveal the winner of the Terry Monahan Memorial Award for 2014. Our U17 girls will also be presented with their Championship medals on the night along with the announcement of the Player of the Year Awards for this age group. There was two lucky winners of our Club Lotto draw for Thursday night (November 27th) Numbers drawn out were 9-16-18. Both will share a Rollover Jackpot of €1,500. www.stmonicasgaa.com.
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/EOGHAN RUADH
CONGRATULATIONS to U21 hurling team on victory over Faughs in semi-final of B Championship on Saturday afternoon. Minor football team through to semi-final of C Championship vs Ballyboden St Enda's next weekend following good win over Craobh Chiarain. Club AGM at 8.30pm on Thursday 4th December - honorary and paid-up full members invited to attend. Launch of the "The Kube" Plunkett's Style in club on Friday 5th December in conjunction with team mentors and Christmas Jumper Night. Everyone welcome to come along for a good night out. Congratulations to Ambrose Curry on his appointment as manager of the Dublin Minor Camogie team. Best wishes to John Murphy and Louise Curry, who will be joining Ambrose as part of his coaching team. Best wishes also to Shay Boland on his appointment as a selector with the Dublin Senior Hurling team. Lotto numbers for 30th November were: 1-4-11-24. No winner of Jackpot. Match 3 winner: Janet Scully. Jackpot now €5,400. See club website to play Lotto online. The club extends its deepest sympathy to the Tarrant family on their recent bereavement.
ST PATRICK'S, DONABATE
AND so our record continues with our Lotto Jackpot, rolled over again to give a Very Merry Christmassy Jackpot of €8,000 for Friday. The numbers drawn last week were 4, 18, 20 and 25. The five €20 winners were K Boylan, Donna Byrne, Colm Kinsella, Edel Ennis and Robert Mooney. Thanks everyone for your support. Congrats to our stout-hearted U13 boys, who after three postponed finals, finished their 2014 season as league winners. It was a case of 'The Comeback Kings' striking again, as they were down 1-02 to 3-05 to Cuala at half-time. However, they played out of their skins in the second half to pull off the win 4-09 to 3-05. Well done to the lads and their mentors - Eamonn, Ken and Geoff - they did yourselves and their club very proud this afternoon. Congrats to Donabate CC's U18 boys, who got off to a superb start in their school season, winning 9-18 to 1-12. Well done lads - great result. Good luck to DCC's U16 girls' squad, who play their quarter-final on Thursday. Our Christmas Party - for adult players, juvenile parents and all adult members & friends of the club - is on Friday at 8pm in Beaverstown Golf Club. Tickets for the Christmas Social are €20 and are available now from the office or from your mentor. Tickets for the GAA National Draw have gone on sale in the office. Tickets are being sold in the office, at the Academy on Saturday mornings and at the Shopping Centre on Friday 12pm and Saturday 13 December all day. Here's a handy link for more information: http://www.gaa.ie/clubzone/national-club-draw.
CHRISTMAS is coming and we want you to get into the latest Syls' gear. There's a great range of St Sylvester's sportswear available in the online club shop (with delivery straight to your door in time for the big day). From jerseys, shorts and socks to jackets, hurling helmets, beanie hats, baselayers and more, for young and for old, the very best of Syls' sportswear can be purchased online: simply access through the link on the club website. Another great idea for a Christmas present is the Syls' 2015 Calendar featuring all of the club's juvenile teams. There are some great photos (thanks to GAApics.com) and it really is a fine present for €10, with all proceeds going to the juvenile section. Mentors, members, supporters and parents are invited to the end-of-year Christmas get-together in the clubhouse on Saturday December 13th (from 8pm) with music and craic. It promises to be a great night: let's pack the clubhouse. Hard luck to the U14B footballers and the U16A footballers, who lost out in their respective League Finals to Kilmacud and Ballymun Kickhams last weekend and also to the U21 hurlers, who were beaten by Whitehall Colmcille in the Championship.
THE senior footballers meet Rhode of Offaly in the Leinster Final in Navan on Sunday December 14th at 2pm. An exciting lead into Christmas. We will be organizing buses to the game and taking names next Monday. The Central Bar in Navan will be looking after us before the game so see you all there. Naomh Uinsionn Abu. Hard luck to the U21 hurlers and the minor B hurlers, whose Championship runs ended at the weekend. The minor Bs were neck and neck with Castleknock, but it was decided in extra-time by a point. It was a good year lads. Keep it going. The Jack Gilroy Tournament 2014 started on Saturday and there was a great turn-out. It continues this Saturday at 7.30pm in PNU. Mini-leagues continues every Saturday at 10.30am and Boys' Mini-leagues on Wednesdays from 6pm. Santa is coming to the club on Saturday the 13th December at 10am, so you better watch out. The Sunday Night Sing-A-Long Christmas Party has been moved to Sunday December 21st due to the Leinster Final. See you all this Sunday for our usual night. Host your party or function at the club. Free Cake, free Flowers and free Party Decorations for all occasions when you book now. Call Michelle at 01-8335722 or email email@example.com for more details. Sponsored by www.preciouspetals.ie & Donnelly's Bakery on Philipsburgh Avenue. Join us on Facebook & Twitter and sign up to our email list on the bottom right corner of the website home page for fixtures, results & club news 24/7. www.stvincentsgaa.ie.
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THANKS to all who helped make last Saturday night at the Dogs a great success. Academy Christmas Party on this Saturday 10.30am, White Fathers. Academy will finish up this Saturday for the Christmas break. Academy will return on Saturday 10th January 2015 10.30am @ White Fathers. Great win for the U21 team against St Jude's to reach the Final of the U21 Championship. Check www.tssgfc.com for Final fixture. New members welcome. Check www.tssgfc.com for all club info.
HARD luck to minor footballers and intermediates, who both lost out at the weekend. Minors lost Championship semi-final to Na Fianna, while inters lost by a point to Craobh Chiarain in promotion play-off. On Tuesday, our U21 footballers travel to Rolestown to take on Fingal Ravens in the Championship at 8pm. Many thanks to Dotsy O'Callaghan, who presented medals to our U14 football and hurling teams at weekend and for his words of advice to our up and coming stars of the future. In camogie, our U13 and U15 teams picked up their league and championship winners medals at Dublin Camogie Awards with Sinead Tyrrell picking up the U15 County Player of the Year. Congratulations to all. The Lotto was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 14 and 16. Next week's Jackpot will be €4,000. Santa Claus will visit the clubhouse next Saturday at 4pm to meet our juvenile members. The cost is €5 and all children will receive a present. Our club shop has a new range of t-shirts, hoodies and tops available for Christmas. The shop is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
HARD luck to the Adult 3 footballers after their defeat on Sunday. The club wishes a speedy recovery to David Sheridan following his operation on Monday. Our sympathies to Edel Barrett and family on the death of her father Michael Arthur and also to Michael Holohan on death of his sister Joanne. Bags for clothes collection on 12th December can be left in clubhouse any weekday morning between 9am and 12.30pm. Nursery Kids Christmas party takes place this Saturday 6th in the clubhouse at 10am and there'll be a very special guest present. Lotto numbers: 2-15-16-18. No winner, next week's Jackpot is €9,550.
TICKETS are now on sale for our Bumper Christmas Raffle, which will take place in Jack O'Neill's Pub on Saturday the 13th of December at 8pm. Lots of super prizes and tickets only cost €3. Please support. Tickets can be purchased at training sessions, from committee members, door-to-door sellers or in Jack O'Neill's Pub. Thanks to all the local businesses who have already donated prizes and for anyone still wishing to donate, please contact Charlie or any of the committee members. U7s training session is on Monday from 6pm-7pm; U8s Tuesday from 6pm-7pm and U10s Wednesday from 6pm-7pm. Please arrive on time as the hall is booked for one hour only. €2 charge applies to each child training to cover the cost of renting the hall. Nursery continues from 10am-11am every Saturday in the Community Centre. Our AGM will be coming up shortly so for anyone thinking of joining the committee or the underage set-up, please contact one of the committee members. Further information will be available on our website http://www.tyrrelstown.gaa.ie/ and on our Facebook page.
PLEASE note new date for the Club AGM, which will now take place on Thursday 11th December at the clubhouse. Please note postal reminders will not be sent to members. All motions and nominations must be forwarded in writing to Gary Keogh or any committee member by Thursday 27th November. Expressions of interest for adult ladies and men's management to the Club Secretary, Gary Keogh, on 086-8330433 by Friday 5th December. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn 13-20-29. €25 to Brendan Murphy, M McDonnell and G Keogh, Breda Gallagher, D Kelly. Jackpot next week is €7,900. GAA National Draw tickets are now available from the club at €10 each. Congratulations to Rachel Valentine, who was named Adult Ladies Player of the Year for 2014 after a great season's performance on the pitch. Well done Rachel. Juvenile football and hurling continues for boys and girls aged 7-12 with mid-week training and matches on Saturday morning and nursery training for boys and girls aged 4-7 on Saturdays at 11am. For further information call Fergal on 087-6213142. We have a particular need in 2014 for players at U12. Ladies training each Monday and Wednesday at 7.30pm at Frank Kelly Park. All new players welcome. Contact Louise on 086-8333587. If you would like a Match Report or Photos submitted to the website or press please contact Stephen on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 086-0489379. All items for the club notes must be submitted by 10am each Monday to email@example.com or Stephen on 086-0489379.
WELL done to our U21 hurlers, who had a great win v Sylvester's in U21 Championship last weekend. U21 footballers play St Mary's this weekend in Championship & all support is very welcome. Sincere sympathy goes to Billy Walsh & his family from everyone in Whitehall Colmcille on the death last week of his mother Margaret. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. Reminder to all members that this year's AGM takes place next Monday 8th December at 8pm. All nominations should be returned to Noeleen Rooney by now. Still no winner of last week's Lotto Jackpot of €11,000. Don't forget you can now play online simply by clicking on link on website. Come down & play Bingo every Wednesday evening from 8.30pm in club hall. For more info on these & other club comings & goings check out www.whitehallcolmcille.ie, Facebook or Twitter @WColmcille.