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HARD luck to our U21 hurlers and management, who lost the County Final against Lucan Sarsfields on Sunday morning in O'Toole Park. Well done to the U21Bs on their semi-final win over O'Toole's. If you haven't got your Christmas Tree just yet - visit Boden member Fergal O'Neill on Whitehall Road to get your tree. There is a special offer for Ballyboden St Enda's members. The club would like to express its sympathies to Mick, Brian and all the O'Regan family on the death of Mick's brother-in-law in Cork. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. There was no winner of this week's Lotto draw. 1 match 3 winner -Jimmy Woulfe, Tralee, Co Kerry. Winner of the weekly subscribers draw was David Delaney, Walkinstown. For more information on Ballyboden St Enda's, why not log onto www.bodengaa.ie or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.


THANKS to everyone that organised the Children's Christmas Party at the weekend, and thanks to all the parents and children that came to the party. Pictures on our Facebook page. This week's Lotto numbers will be on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/BallyfermotDLS. The Jackpot was €4,100. 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 another group award, and goes to the juvenile section of the club, who ran their Awards Night last Friday in St Kevin's School. The immensely successful night, rewarding all players and their mentors, rounded off a great year for the juvenile section of the club. Thank you to the Autobahn for providing the snacks, and well done all, especially Vinny Kelly - our juvenile chairman - on a job very well done. Hard luck to our U21s, who were beaten by Raheny in the Championship semi-final, and we wish them all the best in the Final. Attention now turns to the Minor League Final Vs Na Fianna, this Tuesday in St Margaret's at 7.30pm. Please try to support the future of the club. Our U11s hosted a very successful tournament for the Esther Robertson Trophy on Saturday, and a huge thanks goes to Colm Kelly and Susan Nolan for organising the event and to Jamesy McCarthy for presenting the medals and the great words of encouragement. Well done to Kilmacud on the win. Our Annual Race Day in Leopardstown is selling out quickly and at €70 per head is great value for the full day's entertainment. It is on the 29th December again, and you can contact Declan Small for any information on 086-60175745. We would like to remind all members that the AGM is set for this Wednesday the 17th December in the clubhouse at 8pm. Finally, the Executive Committee were delighted to announce the incoming senior management during the week of Anto McCaul and assisted by Declan Sheehan. A full backroom team will be announced soon. For more info on the club, please visit http://www.ballymunkickhams.com, where you can also find links to our Facebook and Twitter feeds.


THE Annual Christmas Fun Run will take place this year on Saturday 27th December. If you would like to help out, please text Dave Sweeney on 087-7495344. National Club Draw tickets and 2015 Club Calendars will be on sale as always in the shop. We are looking for a number of positions to be filled in our Adult Hurling Section, including a full management team for our newly-promoted AHL2 team. Full details on the website. 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. 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.


WELL done to our minor footballers, who defeated Ballinteer St John's in the semi-final of the Minor B Championship. Check website for details of the Final. We invite members to check out our new updated website, with thanks to Kevin Devine, Ronan Gallagher and John Keegan for all their work. Wi-Fi has now been installed in our clubhouse for the benefit off all our members. Our thanks to Pat Walsh, Pat Campbell and Donal Nolan for their work in getting it installed. All mentors are invited down to the club this Thursday the 18th for Christmas drinks, from 9.30pm. Our regular Monthly Music Night takes place this Friday the 19th from 9.30pm. All members welcome. The club extends its deepest sympathy to long-serving adult hurler Eoin Teeling and his family on the recent death of his father Jim. www.clontarfgaa.com.


WE have our Annual Christmas Tree Collection on the 10th January. Anyway wishing to have their Christmas Trees collected, please text your name and address to 086-3821560 or email: commercialschristmastree@gmail.com. The Club's AGM is Thursday 15th January @ 8pm. Please note that all nominations/motions should be submitted 7 days before AGM to macdiarmadaronan@gmail.com. Check out the Fitness Company @ Commercials. Great rates for Commercials players, mentors and parents. We are always looking for new players for all of our teams in the club. Anyone interested in joining our club, contact Peter Elliott on 086-8572569. Check out our website for all information. You can also follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/CommercialsHur1 or our Facebook page: Commercials Hurling Cumann iomanaiochta.


NO winner of Lotto Jackpot of €1,500 for Monday 8th December. Numbers were: 6, 8, 9 & 21. Seven Match 3 winners each receive €86. Next Jackpot will be €2,000. Tickets are €2 and the draw takes place every Monday in the Club Lounge at 11pm. A Christmas Special Match 3 Prize of €1,000 will be on offer next Monday. Please note that there will be a draw on Monday 29th, so play early to avoid disappointment. Our Annual 500 Christmas Draw results for Weeks 3 are displayed on the Club Noticeboard and on our Facebook page. The final draw will be held on Friday at 10.30pm in the Club Lounge. Thanks for your support. Our Sunday food service continues from 2pm-6pm. Why not join us for your Family Lunch and follow your team on our 3 TVs. A new round of "Last Man Standing" will start on Saturday 20th December. Entry is €10 and forms are available from David Burnett, Derek Finn or from the bar. Proceeds are in aid of our Juvenile Games Fund. All forms must be returned by Thursday 18th. The Senior Members Christmas Party will be held on Friday 19th December. Please add your name to the list on the Club Noticeboard. Further details available from Stephen Byrne or any committee member. We hope you all have a very enjoyable evening. Christmas Juvenile Disco on Friday at 7pm.


THE club will be doing its Annual Bag Pack in Dealz in The Square on the 17th, 18th and 19th of December between 5pm and 9pm. The U12 girls will be on the Wednesday, the U15 girls on the Thursday and the U11 boys will be on the Friday. Contact your team manager for details. Any parents who have an hour to spare, their time will be really appreciated. There was no winner of this week's Lotto. This week's numbers were 10, 12 and 44. 2x €20 winners were Tommy c/o Tommy and Cindy. Next week's Jackpot €1,950. Thanks for your continued support.


THE management of Crumlin GAA would like to wish all their members, past and present, a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Christmas opening hours are as follows: Christmas Eve 8pm - Close. Closed Christmas Day. St Stephen's Day 12pm-10pm. New Year's Eve 8pm - Close with music from Trudy and New Year's Day 5pm - Close. All other days are normal business hours. Our Annual Married v Singles game will take place on St Stephen's Day and those lucky enough to be selected to play will receive a text in the coming days. This game is open to all players past and present and all are more than welcome to join in playing or in the afters, which is held in our clubrooms straight after the game. Christmas Draw takes place this Saturday and there are a few tickets remaining. For more information contact Maurice Kerrigan. Can everyone who has sold their tickets please get them back to Maurice as soon as possible. Top prize is €2,000 with second prize a nice €1,000. Club Lotto was not won and there were no Match 3 winners, meaning next week's Match 3 is €300. The numbers drawn were 2, 23, 26 and 29. Next week's Winning Jackpot will be €7,300. Club shop now open every Thursday at 8pm-9pm at our clubhouse in Lorcan O'Toole Park. 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.


HARD luck to the minor camogie team, who lost their C Championship Final against Kilmacud Crokes last Friday evening in Bray. After going 10 points behind at one stage, the Cuala girls made a huge comeback to come within 2 points, but a late goal from Crokes was enough to keep them ahead and it finished Cuala 4-2 Kilmacud 5-2. Cuala are delighted to announce that tickets are available now for the 2015 GAA National Club Draw with some fantastic prizes on offer. All money raised stays in Cuala and 50% stays with the team who sells the ticket, so this could be a great fundraiser for your team. Contact your Section Secretary to get your tickets now. Two important dates for your diary: On Sunday 21st December, Cuala Adult Footballers will play an International Challenge against Manhattan Gaels in Hyde Park. There will be a reception in the clubhouse afterwards to mark Manhattan Gaels' first match on Irish soil. And, on Saturday 27th December, there will be a chance to blow off some Christmas calories in the Annual Singles v Marrieds game in Hyde Park. The Lotto wasn't won, so next week's Jackpot will be €2,000. Our three €50 Lucky Dip winners were Leanne Doyle, Trisha Madden and Mary Anne O'Carroll. Tickets for next week's draw can be bought online at http://www.cualagaa.ie/lotto. As 2014 draws to a close, the club would like to say a big thank you to all those who coach teams, sit on committees, wash kits, put up nets and do the million other jobs that make Cuala the fantastic club that it is. We'd also like to thank all our sponsors for their continued support through the year. All that remains is to wish all the Cuala family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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 juvenile teams are always looking for new players. See our website eringobraghgaa.ie for information on training times and contact information. Our ladies teams are always looking for new players, just come down to training. See website for training times and contact details. Our adult ladies football and camogie teams are looking for adult players. For more contact John, 087-2727077 or Kevin, 087-8220612. Our gaelic4mothers and others will continue after Christmas. Call Ciara for more, 087-9147154. Anyone interested in playing football can call George, 087-9709795. Players of all ability are welcome. Our Annual Christmas football game will take place on 26th of December (subject to numbers and weather). If you want to play, text Karl on 087-9283532 so we know that the numbers are there for the game to go ahead. 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. Players of all ability welcome. There was no winner of our Weekly Lotto. Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 16 & 25. Next week's Jackpot will be €4,700. Tickets on sale at training, in The Paddocks, The Vineyard, The Grasshopper and The Strawberry Hall for €2 each or 3 for €5. Thanks for your continued support.


ALL members are asked to note that the re-convened Club AGM takes place on Wednesday 17th December at 8:30pm. Everyone is asked to attend. No point whinging throughout the year if you can't be bothered making it to the AGM. On a brighter note, the Juvenile Mentors and Helpers Christmas Party takes place this Saturday in the club bar. Mick Ryan will be singing a few songs on the night. Videos of the performances of the Strictly Come Dancing have been uploaded to YouTube for anyone who missed it or wants another look. Grainne Gaffney and Darren Fox are calling for a recount on the voting, but apparently Tommy Donohue had them disposed of on the night. Watch the videos and you decide if they were robbed. Club Bar opens at 12:30pm on St Stephen's morning and will be open throughout the day. Be there or be square. Annual St Stephen's morning Married V Singles game might take place at 11am on the day depending on Paddy Peters' humour that day. Contact himself for further 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 1-15-18-21 and bonus number was 5. Next week's Jackpot is €1,600. Thanks for your continued support. If you have anything for the club notes please contact Anthony Connaghan at 087-2376762 before Sunday evening.


TWENTY Questions in the Member's Bar every Wednesday. No fee. All welcome. Deepest Sympathy to Liam Duff on the death of his brother-in-law and also to Terence & Daniel Orr and extended family on the sad untimely passing of Michele. May they Rest In Eternal Peace. Club Lotto: Numbers were 9, 10, 14 and 28. No winner, Two 'Match 3' winners (Share €200) - Noel Murphy and Caoimhe, Aoife & Sean Flood c/o club. Next week's Jackpot will be €9,700. The Annual 'Christmas Turkey Draw' takes place every Sunday night until Christmas. Gerry Hearne & Jean Hanratty were this week's winners.


THE club would like to congratulate Ian and Tricia Donnelly on their recent wedding. Upcoming dates to note: Mentors & Committee Gathering on Saturday December 20th at 8pm in Kettles Bar. Fingal Ravens Operation Transformation begins January 3rd. Supper Dance takes place in Kettles Country House on January 24th. Fingal Ravens are taking part in the GAA National Club Draw - tickets are on sale now. Tickets are €10 and all proceeds will go directly to Fingal Ravens. Tickets are available from Lisa McCarthy on 085-7300934. No winner of this week's Lotto. Numbers drawn were 9-14-22-38. €250 to Gerard O'Brien for matching 3 numbers. Next week's Jackpot is €12,205.


THIS Saturday the club will host the Mentors' Christmas Party from 8pm. DJ, finger food and the customary promotions for the members. The theme of the evening will be Christmas Jumpers. Prior to the festivities, there will be a Mentors v Parents game on the all-weather pitch at 6.30pm. A big thank you to everyone who helped celebrate with Paul Flynn as he was presented with his 4th All-Star by Kieran Duff. A full diary of the evening and a catalogue of vintage pictures have now been posted on the club Facebook page. Many thanks to the Flynn family, Kyran O'Brien, Aidan Scully and all the members who had the club packed to capacity. All-Weather update and it is all good news: The club received the formal approval letter from the Department of Sport last week. The next step is to agree a start date with our chosen contractor. It will take a minimum of 5 weeks for the surface to be manufactured & delivered. Work is expected to take 4-6 weeks. The club shop will open this Tuesday & Thursday from 7pm-8pm for collection of orders or members may collect orders from the Club Bar on Friday 19th. The Nursery is taking a break over the Christmas and will return on the 17th of January. We currently have two courses in the pipeline for 2015: Hurling workshop on January 23 & Running Mechanics in the GAA, February 21. The Dublin GAA Health & Wellbeing working group have just launched their 'I DO' campaign. The aim is to promote positive mental health awareness at an individual, family, club, and community level across the communities of Dublin City & County and further afield. The club would like to wish our neighbour & County Board Chairman Andy Kettle a speedy recovery.


THANKS to the 120 people who signed up as members at our recent Celebration Night at the Red Cow Hotel. Our 2015 membership drive is now underway. All those who sign up before December 20th will be in a draw for a copy of Anthony Daly's 'Dalo'. We have 8 copies on offer. You can sign online at www.fodh.ie. We wish all our members a peaceful and Happy Christmas. Nollaig Shona dhaoibh go léir.


THE club would like to thank everyone who made the Annual Old Folks' Christmas Party a success; an enjoyable night was had by all. The club also thanks everyone who was involved in helping Santa meet the children and their families on Sunday. The Club Lotto was not won this week. The numbers were 23-24-25. Next week's Jackpot is €3,400. A reminder that tickets for the National Draw are now on sale; tickets are €10 each. There are some great prizes to be won. 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. Our condolences & sympathies to Brenda Ryan & family on the death of her mother Norrie last weekend. Rest In Peace. Thanks to all our helpers & we hope everyone enjoyed the Children's Christmas Party last Saturday. Special thanks to Santa for coming early. The Kevin's Christmas draw and Christmas drinks for everyone is in Rosies next Monday the 22nd. Everyone welcome. Also, the last Lotto before Christmas will take place. The Weekly Lotto draw continues each Monday. It is 4 numbers now. Last night's draw, Monday 15th December, was €1,200. 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. All the hurling is finished for the time being. Everyone enjoy the break and everything will resume in January. 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.


FOLLOWING on from the Minor B football success in the Championship, the Minor Camogie team, captained by Maria Erin O'Hurley, won their Championship Final, beating Cuala 5-2 to 4-2. Julia Buckley had an exceptional game and was awarded as the Player of the Match. Mikey Crowley was named Man of the Match in the Minor Football Final. Thoroughly well-deserved for the man who had sprung from the bench to help win the previous knockout rounds, but who had felt the hurt of failure at the same venue in the Minor A Hurling Final. The Parish Disco takes place for all adult players this Saturday. Male and female, football and hurling/camogie, Minors, Juniors, Intermediates, Seniors and Gaelic4Mothers teams, are strongly encouraged to arrive at 9pm sharp and stay for the night in the club. Your chance to have your say about what is happening in the club: Football AGM open to all members. Wednesday, 8pm in the Function Room. Big club fundraiser and a great day racing, Sunday December 28. Sold out. Contact Michael Durcan 087-2868248 to get on the standby list. The Annual Christmas Pitch and Putt outing in aid of Benevolent Fund takes place on Saturday 20 December 2014. Venue: - Johnny Fox's. Limited to 80 places with only a few left. Saturday 20th December 2014 at 12.30pm. Meet at the club at 10.30am for Breakfast and Bus at 12pm or straight to Johnny Fox's for 12.30 sharp (Shotgun start at 12.30). Breakfast, Bus, Golf and Music €25 inclusive. Back to the Blue Light for light refreshments before returning to club for dinner and entertainment. Food will be available in club from 5.45pm if pre-ordered at breakfast. Kilmacs Christmas Tree is up and charming. Fire is warm and comforting. Drop by for a drink and chat.


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 7-40+. Happy Christmas to all our members, supporters and friends. Please support the local businesses that have supported The Sars throughout the year over the festive season. Congratulations to our U21A hurlers on their Championship Final win on Sunday over Ballyboden. A superb second-half performance saw them score 10 points without reply to turnaround a 5-point deficit and claim the title. Congratulations to Vincent Teehan on his appointment as senior hurling manager. Vincent, a former Offaly player, will bring a wealth of coaching/management experience to the position having worked with Lucan previously and the Dublin Senior Hurlers. Vincent will be joined by former Lucan player and 2014 minor manager Anthony Nolan as a selector and Noel Flynn will lead the Strength & Conditioning Program. 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. The draw takes place this Saturday 20th in the clubhouse. Operation Transformation Lucan - Let's Get Lucan Walking: South Dublin County Council in partnership with South Dublin County Sports Partnership and Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club are starting an Operation Transformation Group in January 2015. The programme will run alongside the TV show. The Group will be open to both members and non-members of Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club. The entire community of Lucan is encouraged to sign up and participate. If you are interested in joining this Group or would like more information please contact Mary Flannery 087-7469143 or Mary Reynolds 087-7687376.


SINCERE thanks to all who made it to the club over the weekend for the Panto and the Christmas Market. It was a great weekend all round and a great opportunity to showcase the club and our facilities. Both events were a major success and huge thanks and credit due to all involved in arranging and organising. The Panto cast and crew put on a fantastic performance over three nights and a Matinee on Saturday to packed houses. The feedback from satisfied viewers was very positive. The Christmas Market was also a big success with a host of traders offering a variety of Christmas gift ideas in a wonderful festive atmosphere. Santa arrived on Friday, accompanied by Jonny Cooper and an impressive collection of Dublin stars to open the weekend's festivities. Thanks to all for their time. Best of luck to our minor A footballers in League Final on Tuesday night at 7.30pm against Ballymun Kickhams in St Margaret's. Congrats to our Scor na nOg team, who are through to Leinster Finals on 10th January in St Brigid's following their impressive performance on Saturday night. Club Shop open this Thursday 7pm-9pm and on Saturday 9am-1pm. Sincere sympathies are offered to the Proctor family on the passing of Thomas, father of Margaret, father-in-law of Executive Committee member Maurice Grehan and Grandfather of Matthew and Michael. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. Members' subs now due.


THE Christmas Draw is this Friday December 19th. Top prize is sponsored by Trabolgan Holiday Village. 3 nights for 5 people in Trabolgan with €200 spending money. 2nd prize is sponsored by the McHugh Group. Voucher worth €400 to spend in McHugh's Centra, Off Licence or Wine & Dine. 3rd prize is a voucher worth €300 for Motoring Supplies sponsored by Team PR Reilly. There are many, many more prizes. This is the last fundraiser of the year. Could everyone make an effort to sell all their tickets and please start arranging to return money and tickets as soon as possible, preferably before Friday. As we celebrate our 40 Years Anniversary, the teachers from the Primary and Secondary Schools associated with our club are invited to our clubhouse this Wednesday to celebrate the occasion and for the club to acknowledge our relationship with them over the years and to show our gratitude to them for the work they do in promoting our club and Gaelic Games. Thanks to all who were involved to the Presentation Day for the Ladies Section of the club. Live music from The Crush this Saturday night in the club. The Annual Married v Singles St Stephen's Day football match is on again this year. Anthony Cooke and Harry Byrne are captains of the single team. Dave Moore is captain of the married team. Try to make it if possible. Soundcheque playing in the club that night. €10 a ticket. The U13 and U14 boys' teams are bag-packing in Dunnes Stores, Donaghmede, next Wednesday and Thursday. All support appreciated. Good luck to David Flood and Lavina Donegan, who are getting married this weekend. Sincerest sympathies to Declan Ryder and Carmel Ryder on the death of their sister Grace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam Dhílis.


NO activity on the field of play, but a lot of activity around the club during the past week. Once again, our senior citizens' two nights were a great success. Everyone enjoyed themselves. A big thank you to all those members who helped out on both nights. We would also like to thank everyone who helped out with the St Vincent de Paul Collection in the bar over the weekend and to all our members for their generosity. Go maire sibh go leir. Our Presentation Night will take place in club on December 29th next. Hope to see you all there. Music in clubhouse every weekend. See notice board for details. Carvery every Sunday. Nollaig Shona is àthbhliain faoi mháise daoibh go léir. I would like to wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. This week's Lotto numbers: 20-22-24. Bonus 3. No winner.


HI everybody, just a message about the Christmas Draw. Last few days to go to the biggest draw of the year. Make sure you have your ticket in time. All club members should have tickets to sell. If not, then please contact your team mentor or the office 01-8438233. Tickets can also be bought from club members at Tesco, Eurospar or the Post Office on Saturday 20th. Or bought online at https://www.myclubfinances.com/tickets.asp?LL_ID=279&CLB=1. The money raised in this event goes towards many things such as the development of our training facilities. These training facilities are important for all teams in the club, starting from our nursery teams all the way through to our adult teams. Congratulations to our minor footballers who won MFL2 Final, beating Castleknock last Sunday. St Maur's are currently looking for the following positions to be filled: Manager for AFL Division 9, Manager for Ladies Football Team, Manager for Minor Football Team & Manager for Minor Hurling team. Please contact Anthony Kelly at 086-8090697. Many thanks to all our teams/mentors who have given the club some wonderful moments throughout 2014. Here's looking forward to 2015. St Joseph's U16 hurlers won their Schools Final last Wednesday against Old Bawn, Tallaght on a scoreline of 3-6 to 2-8. This team is made up of St Maur's and Round Towers players. Well done to all involved. No winner of this week's Lotto of €8,000. Numbers drawn were 5-21-24-25. Next week's Lotto will be €8,250. The €50 Lucky Dip winners were Canice Reade, Paddy Jones, Sweets, Denise & Molly Beggs.


CONGRATULATIONS to our minor footballers, who have reached the Championship Final after a hard-fought win over Thomas Ashe. Not for the first time this season, the lads found themselves 5 points behind with 20 minutes remaining. They dug deep however and finished strongly with some excellent scores. The final score was 0-12 to 1-6. Our opponents in the Final will be Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh. That game is scheduled for the New Year. The squad is superbly managed by Adrian Kavanagh, Mick Hoban, Ray O'Sullivan, Frank O'Daly and Michael Shorthall. Good luck to our u14 ladies football players who are involved in Dublin Trials at the moment. The adult re-grading season is open from the 1st to the 21st of January. This applies to Championship only. If you wish to be re-graded for the 2015 season, please complete the appropriate form and return it to the Club Secretary, Tim Maher. A reminder that our married V singles games take place on St Stephen's Day. The hurling is at 12pm, followed immediately by the football. All are welcome. We urgently appeal to all adult players in all codes to please support all club activity. So lads and ladies, when you are planning your social gatherings over Christmas, please consider using your club. We have the excellent group "Loose Chippings" on stage on New Year's Eve. Please visit our website www.naomhmearnog.ie for up to date information on all club activity.


CHRISTMAS Draw: Winners of Christmas Draw 2014 held in the club on Saturday 13th December. First Prize €1,000 - Lynda O' Dwyer; Second Prize €500 - Anne Marie Quinn; Third Prize €300 - Des Drury; Fourth Prize €200 - Paddy Ryan. Other Prize Winners: Fiona Clarke, John Fearon, Paula Feehan, Ashi Morris, Radek Byszczycki, Paul Carey and Ronan Fahey. Minor Camogie: Castleknock 3-9 Naomh Olaf 1-3. On a frosty and bitterly cold Saturday morning, Naomh Olaf and Castleknock locked horns in the Division 3 Minor Shield Final. With two pitches deemed unplayable, the teams finally settled down to battle on the all-weather St Brigid's pitch. Great credit must be given to both teams for giving such an enjoyable and competitive final, given the disruption regarding the pitches. Naomh Olaf dominated the opening period but failed to score, because of some excellent defending by Castleknock and a number of wides from Naomh Olaf. Castleknock led by 1-4 to no score at half-time. Naomh Olaf came flying out of the blocks in the second half, and in the first minute Roisin McLaughlin buried the ball in the back of the net. Castleknock replied with a goal and a point. Clara O'Sullivan replied with an excellent point, but Castleknock came back with two more points. Olaf's replied with two more points from Clara O'Sullivan and Stephanie Deasey. Castleknock finished strongly with a further goal and two points. Olaf's Team: Chloe Ni Ceallaigh, Amy McGrath, Ellen Brien, Carolyn McGuirk, Sarah Smyth, Eilish Murphy, Niamh O'Shea Scanlon, Roisin McLaughlin, Katie Grimes, Sophie Hamilton, Sophie Hamilton, Clara O'Sullivan, Aoife O'Rourke, Jane Shirley, Grace Lannigan, Jessica Tynan, Megan Hamilton, Molly Kearns, Isabel O'Farrell and Stephanie Deasey. Mentors; Mary Giibeny, Noleen Brien and Xavier Tynan. Full match report and pictures on http://www.wearedublin.com.


BAG packing, which is our last fundraiser of the year, takes place over Christmas week in SuperValu. We would be grateful for any time members, parents and friends can spare us that week. All fixtures for the coming weekend can be found at http://www.dublingaa.ie/fixtures. Pool and cards has ceased until after Christmas and will resume in the New Year. Our Club Lotto is available to play online, www.odwyersgaa.com. Jackpot was not won. Numbers drawn were 5-17-20. This week's Jackpot will be €1,199. Membership for 2015 is now open at www.odwyersgaa.com.


IT wouldn't be Christmas without a Santa Party and O'Toole's had a whopper on Saturday. The kids arrived, the entertainer arrived and so did the man with the beard and red suit. Young and older had a great day; it was a credit to the organising crew and all their helpers. This Saturday night, for your pleasure, we have the talented 'Proper Order'. Don't forget to buy a GAA Raffle Ticket for somebody special and who knows maybe they'll take you on the winning trip to the USA, Australia, or Croker on All-Ireland match day. So don't delay, get yours today and support your local club. Tickets are available from our bar staff. Tickets for our Stephen's Night and New Year's Eve extravaganza are almost sold out, so if you haven't got yours there's every chance you will have to sit alone at home while everyone else is in O'Toole's having a marvellous night. You can Rock n' Roll on December 26th with the fabulous 'Desire', and ring in the New Year with the super 'Off The Rails'. Get your ticket today from our bar staff. On behalf of our President Jim, our Chairman Gerry and his Executive Committee I would like to take this opportunity to wish our members, staff, volunteers, patrons, and the Ayrfield community a Peaceful, Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. There was one lucky winner of our weekly Club Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 14 & 17. The Jackpot this week will be €1,000.


FANTASTIC win for our U21 footballers in the semi-final of the Championship against Ballymun Kickhams. Brilliant display of football and team work. Well done lads, roll on the Final. A big thank you to all the supporters who braved the cold on Sunday afternoon, it was great to see soon many Raheny supporters on both sides of the pitch. The Ogra had a very special visitor on Saturday morning, thanks to all who made it happen. Ogra will open anything on 10 January. Mentors' Night was another great success on Friday night. We are looking forward to the Awards Night on Friday December 19. Mentors please forward your Players of the Year and Players' Player and also Club Man of the Year to darragh.pelly@gmail.com. Club Shop will be open on Thursday 18 December from 7.30pm-9pm and on Saturday 20th from 10am-12pm and will re-open on January 10. Lotto still on the increase, €4,200. How nice would that be before Christmas? Congratulations to Brian Fenton on his Grassroots Award last Saturday. Thanks to Paddy Peake for the decorating our Lounge so elegantly for Christmas. We'd like to wish Matt Dempsey a speedy recovery. Trad Music still going on every Wednesday from 9pm in the Club Lounge.


RANELAGH Gaels activity has wrapped up for another year, but plans are already being put in place for a successful 2015. Men's, ladies and kids' training will return January and we are working hard to make sure all of them will be the best they can be. The next draw in the Ranelagh Gaels Club Lotto will take place in Smyths on Thursday, January 29, when the jackpot will be €2,100. Tickets cost just €2 and can be brought 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 on a Christmas break and will return with 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 returns. 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.


U21 hurlers lost their B Championship semi-final to Whitehall Colmcilles. We ask all members to support the Round Tower Christmas Draw 2014. Each member is being provided with a book of five tickets and we ask you to buy one and try to sell the remaining four. Tickets are priced at €5 and excellent prizes are on offer - the top being €1,500. See our website for listing of prizes. You can enter online from the comfort of your chair - visit www.roundtower.ie. Please support this valuable fundraising draw and contact Frank Cosgrove at 086-3786356 or Ed O'Malley at 087-8073391 if you require tickets. Players, mentors & members of Committees are invited to a Drinks Night, Friday 19th December to reflect upon year past. The final Club Disco will take place this Friday also, 19th December. It will be a Christmas Celebration and takes place 7.30pm-9pm. Admission €5 for this End of Year Celebration. Round Tower Kids Christmas Party will take place this Saturday, 20th December. It will run from 10am-11:30am. Tickets are also available from Frames Etc, Convent Road (above Chinese Hairdressers) all next week. For further info text Mary Douglas on 087-1271272. Will be a great treat for the kids. Round Tower is hosting a series of activities on St Stephen's Day that we will announce full details of in respect of this week. For the first year it will host the Goal Mile at 11am at Monastery Road and this will coincide with the Annual Married v Singles encounter. Also, we will host in the Club Racing from Leopardstown and round off the night with a Music Night. Stay tuned to Roundtower.ie for further details. Are you on our mailing list? Receive club notes, details of fixtures and club news. Email info@roundtower.ie for inclusion.


TO keep all your loved ones happy, last orders for club gear for Xmas delivery should be made by Wednesday 17th December at www.myclubshop.ie/roundtowers. Dates for your Diaries: Lusk Athletic Club is hosting a Fun Run/Walk for all the family in aid of St Vincent de Paul on St Stephen's Day, leaving Lusk National School at 11:30am. Towers members can wear their Club Gear or Jerseys on the day. Full details can be found on Lusk Athletics or Round Towers Facebook pages. We will be running a Foundation GAA Coaching Course on the below dates in the club. This course is compulsory for all those who are involved or wish to be involved with coaching children. The course now includes the code of best practice for children in sport that is now compulsory for all foundation courses: Thursday January 15th, 7pm-10pm; Friday January 16th, 7pm-10pm; Saturday January 17th, 10am-1pm. Cost of the course is €10 for Round Towers coaches and €20 for other club coaches. Names to be sent to James Costello on 086-3465433 to secure place. Places are limited to 15 for this course to register early. Our 2015 Membership Form is now available to download from our website at: http://www.roundtowerslusk.ie/memberships-for-2015/. There was no winner of our Lotto Jackpot this week with numbers drawn 6, 7, 13 & 25. €50 went to the Flood family with €25 going to J Cashell and Kelly Family. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,400. Our Bingo finishes on Monday 15th December for the Christmas period and will resume on the 12th January at the usual time of 8:30pm. Entertainment in the Bar on Saturday night comes from Shift Rate.


THE club is taking a well-earned Christmas break after another fantastic year. 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. Our Chase the Ace Sunday Night Draw in Brady's of Shankill, which currently has a Jackpot of €1,350, is back this week. Be sure and get your ticket. Training for the adult football team is been arranged weekly. Watch out for text message. Make sure you are registered and eligible to play when they take to the field next February. If you would like to join the team, please contact any club member. Club contact: secretary.shankill.dublin@gaa.ie or Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter.


CONGRATS to the McMeel's Pharmacy-sponsored U21 footballers on winning the U21 Championship on Sunday, beating Templeogue Synge Street by 2 points. Well done lads and all involved with the team. Great end to the year. For all other results and fixtures and updated news see website www.skerriesharps.ie. Well done to all involved in the Boys and Girls Juvenile Awards, which took place on Sunday night. Great to see all the juvenile teams performing so well and going from strength-to-strength. 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: SHAGS Christmas Charity Golf Outing will take place in Skerries GC on Monday 29th December. Tee from 9.45am-11.45am. Timesheet now available. Contact Paul Murray 085-1740474. Golf will be followed by Meal and Prizegiving in Harps Clubhouse at 8pm. Last one in the Old House. All proceeds from this event will go to the local branch of St Vincent de Paul. Also, December 26th Annual Charity Football match at 11.30am; Married v Singles for Mickey Scott Cup, followed by Mixed Hurling/Camogie Match at 1pm. All proceeds to local St Vincent De Paul as well. Please support both events. Fundraising: Tickets for the GAA National Club Draw are now on sale. Tickets are €10 and all the money collected stays in the club. Tickets available from Fergal 086-8984657, Ger 086-6032017 and Joanne 086-4058523. Please support this fundraiser as all proceeds go to the costs of entering teams in next season's leagues. Club Annual Membership now due. Subscriptions as last year with an extra Social Membership now available at €50.


ST Anne's GAA Club Christmas Raffle: 1st Prize €1500; 2nd Prize €1000; 3rd Prize €750; 4th Prize €500; 5th Prize €250. 5X €100 Prizes. Tickets €10 each. Draw takes place next Sunday 21st December. Club Gift Vouchers now available from the bar or club shop (in denominations of €50, €20, €10 & €5). Can be redeemed in the bar on your club card, in our club shop or as payment of club membership. The ideal gift. Congrats to all adult players on receiving their Player of Year Awards. Many thanks to all juvenile & adult mentors for all their hard work and so many hours of time given up to train and take teams out to matches. Saturday 20th December, its Tickle your Fancy that provide the free live music. St Stephen's Night its Level Heads and New Year's Eve its SIan Byrne that rings in the New Year. 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, sit in and enjoy the craic. 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. 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.


NEW players welcome for new season. Training starts early January. Clothes Bank in car park. This is a fundraiser for the club. Please use if you can. No winner of Lotto Jackpot. Numbers: 5-9-32. €20 winners: Clive Byrne, Declan Meaney & Sandra Cook. Next week's Jackpot €800. Next week is the last draw until early January.


THANKS to everyone who organised and attended our Juvenile Christmas Wonderland and Party on Sunday afternoon. A great time was had by all. Our Club Nursery is now on its Christmas break until January 10th when it will resume as normal 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 info@stbrigidsgaa.com for more info. The Club Lotto Jackpot remains a huge €15,000. Our next draw will take place on Thursday December 18th in Russell Park. Make sure you have your tickets; available online or from usual sellers. HPC is closed on Monday evenings from 6pm-8pm until January. Members are asked to use gym outside this 2-hour period. Adult Hurling and Football Championship 2015 Re-grading Forms now on club website. Please leave forms behind the bar for Mary O'Connor. Re-grading Forms not needed for league. Sky Sports has returned to the Club Bar after a 3-month break due to technical issues. Bar is open from 7.45pm Monday-Friday, from 6pm on Saturday and from 12pm on Sundays. The club are hosting a Youngsters V Has-Beens Football Match on St Stephen's Day morning at 12pm in Russell Park. All members are welcome to play and the Club Bar will also be open from 12pm with Special Christmas Drinks offers in store for all. To register your interest, please text Billy on 087-4172333. Deepest sympathies to the Sullivan and Gallagher families on their recent losses.


OUR Christmas Draw will take place this Friday with some great prizes up for grabs. 1st Prize: €1,000; 2nd Prize: €400; 3rd Prize: €200; 4th Prize: €100; 5th Prize: €100. Plus 2 Separate Draws of €50. Tickets are limited to 300. Tickets €10 each, available from committee members and behind the bar. Lotto: Last week's Lotto numbers were Draw 1 - numbers drawn: 17, 19, 20 & 23. No winners. Draw 2 - numbers drawn: 2, 5, 11 & 23. 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 44 - a nice €60 for one lucky person. 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.stcolmcilles.dublin@gaa.ie or alternatively leave a message on our Facebook page. Colmcilles Gaa Club.


THREE of our camogie players will face off against one another when Helen Cosgrave, Leah Butler and the Dublin Senior Camogie team face the Dub Stars team, containing our own Hannah Hegarty. The game will be played in Parnell's GAA Club on Sunday 28th December @12pm. Senior players; Kev Mc, Mark Sweeney (football) and Ger McManus, Ciaran Mangan, Danny Sutcliffe, Fionn O'Riain Broin, Rob Hardy and Paul Maguire (hurling) have all won Dub Star Awards. Special congratulations to Danny Sutcliffe, who was named Dublin Club Hurler of the Year. The club offers its condolences to the family of the late Bill McCarthy. Bill presented the Dick McCarthy Cup to St Jude's in 1988 to promote juvenile football. It had been purchased by his late father, but had never been donated to any club, as he died shortly after the purchase and it had remained in the attic until presented to St Jude's. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dhilis. Lotto results: The numbers drawn in this week's Lotto were 8, 25, 27 and 29. No one matched all four and so the Jackpot of €12,700 rolls onto next week. Congratulations to Peter Harlow and one online player, who matched 3 numbers.


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). There is no training this weekend, we are breaking for the Christmas Holidays. Training will resume in January. The Club Lotto results for Sunday 14th December, numbers drawn: 3, 10 & 16. No Winner. (x3) prizes of €20 to Michael Byrne, Sarah Dunne & Louise O'Brien. Next draw will take place on the 11th January. Jackpot will be €2,800. You can play online at www.stkevinskillinasgaa.com. Plans are well underway 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). We are always looking for anyone interested in helping out with all aspects of the club such as fundraising committee, coaching assistants etc. If this is something you or someone you know would be interested in, please contact any club committee member via the website www.stkevinskilliansgaa.ie. Advertising opportunities for local businesses with the club are now available for 2015. If you, or someone you know, is interested, please see the 'Advertising' page on the club website www.stkevinskilliansgaa.ie or contact kevinskillianspro@gmail.com for more information. We'd like to wish all of our members a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in 2015.


THE club would like to wish all its members, friends and families a very Happy and Safe Christmas and New Year. Thank you to everyone who helped out at Santa yesterday, it was a fantastic day with over 140 children attending. A big thank you to the big man himself, Santa. Set-dance classes Monday nights 8pm. Members' Christmas Dinner, 19th December, €25 per head. 3-Course Meal & live 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. €1,400 Jackpot not won. Numbers and winners can be found on the club notice board.


IT was with great sadness the club learned of the death of our nearest neighbour Mick "Swaggy" Dwyer last week. Mick was a great supporter of the club down the years and all his family were involved at some stage in their lives. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mick, Paul and Andy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Congrats to recipients of Player of the Year Awards last Saturday evening. Alan Marshall (Senior), Michael Coyne (Junior) and Karl Finn (Minor). We had a great turn-out for the Member's Night, and look forward to seeing you all over the Christmas period. Unfortunately, our club was broken into last Friday evening and some malicious damage caused. We are in the process of having this damaged repaired and we would ask all members to be vigilant of any suspicious activity in or around the club over the coming weeks. 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. Lotto numbers drawn this week were 7-14-24-27. There was no winner, so next week's Jackpot will be €3,800. There was one Match 3 winner of €100; Sean Kelly, The Lugg, Saggart. Next week's Match 3 will be worth €100 win/share. Please note that the draw due to take place on December 25th will be held in the clubhouse on St Stephen's Day. Congrats to our Assistant Secretary Mick Nugent on becoming a Granddad for the first time over the weekend. We would like to wish two club stalwarts a speedy recovery from recent illness. Both Esther Murray and Carmel Farrelly have been in Tallaght Hospital recently and we look forward to seeing both out and about in the near future.


OUR Annual Adult Awards Ceremony took place last night and what a night was had by one and all. Des O'Neill, one of our founder club members, was this year's recipient of the Terry Monahan Memorial Award for Club Person of the Year, while Amy O'Driscoll was announced as the Young Club Person of the Year. Congratulations to all our Player of the Year award winners - U17 Players' Player of the Year Sorcha O'Kelly; U17 Player of the Year Lisa Breheny; AFL10 Players' Player of the Year Gerard Kirwan; AFL 10 Player of the Year Paul Dillon Junior; Hurler Players' Player of the Year Jordan Dillon; Hurler Player of the Year Tom Clancy; AFL4 Players' Player of the Year John Coughlan; AFL4 Player of the Year Keith Dempsey; Ladies Players' Player of the Year Elaine Looby & Ladies Player of the Year Tracy McCrudden. The St Monica's All-Star Football Team of 2014 was also announced. Well done and congratulations to all our winners: Karl Power (AFL 10), Leanne Kelly (Ladies), Dean Rooney (AFL4), Aidan Butler (AFL10), Aaron Leonard (AFL4), Caroline Devitt (Ladies), Kyle Rooney (AFL10), Amy O'Driscoll (Ladies), John Coughlan (AFL4), Dale McMahon (AFL10), Lisa Pidgeon (Ladies), Keith Dempsey (AFL 4), Anthony Kelly (AFL 4), Paul Dillon Junior (AFL 10) & Aoife Dillon (Ladies). Big thank you to Santa Claus for taking time out of his extremely busy schedule to come along and say hello to all the young children of St Monica's GAA Club. A great day was had by all. www.stmonicasgaa.com.


CONGRATULATIONS to minor football team on victory over Ballyboden St Enda's in C Championship semi-final. Membership fees for 2015 same as this year. See website for details and to pay online. Family Table Quiz on Friday 2nd January, 2015. Everyone welcome to come along for a fun-filled Family Night Out. Diary date for 2015 - The Kube Plunkett's Style on Monday 16th March. Lotto numbers 14th December were: 9, 10, 13 & 19. No Winner. Match 3 winner: Kate Harrison. Jackpot now €5,700. See club website to play Lotto online. The club extends its deepest sympathy to the Gallagher family, Castleknock in their bereavement on the death of PJ. Best wishes to all members, players, team managers/mentors, parents, club sponsors and supporters for a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.


LOTTO numbers for this week are 5, 6, 15 and 17 for the first draw & 10, 19, 20 and 28 for 2nd draw. No winner of either, so next week's Jackpots are €10,000 and €1,600. Congratulations to Roisín Brady, through to Leinster Final of Scor na nOg on Saturday 10th January. Well done Roisín. Juvenile Presentation Night takes place in the clubhouse on Wednesday 17th at 7.30pm for the U12s upwards. Please return all Christmas Raffle tickets to any member of the Executive as soon as possible. Thank you for your support. Sincere sympathies to the Mahady and Kennedy families following the sudden passing of Ryan's grandmother at the weekend. Ar Dheis De go raibh a hAnam.


LEINSTER Senior Football Champions 2014. Two in-a-row. First time in the history of the club. Fantastic achievement lads. We're proud of you. A great Christmas present for you and everyone in the club. Special thanks to all our members abroad and all the clubs who sent their congratulations to Tommy & the lads. Naomh Uinsionn Abu. The Jack Gilroy Tournament finished up on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who participated and special thanks to the Mentors and the Gilroy Family for making it all happen. Thank you Santa for coming to the club on Saturday and taking all the orders for Christmas Day. The children had a ball. Mentors/Volunteers Appreciation Night 2014. For those of you who give all your time and effort to our great club, please join us this Sunday 21st at 8pm for a drink or two before Christmas. We hope to see you all there. The Sunday Night Sing-A-Long Christmas Party is on this Sunday 21st December. We wish all the gang a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Host your Party or Function at the Club. Complimentary Cake, Flowers & Party Decorations for all occasions when you book now. Call Michelle at 01-8335722 or email vinssec@tinet.ie 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.


THOMAS Davis would like to wish all its members and friends a Happy Christmas. We have a full programme of Christmas entertainment lined up for the clubhouse. Whiskey Still play on December 20 with the Shape playing from 6.30pm on Sunday December 21. The club is open on St Stephen's Day with music from Tony Collins and Double Up on Saturday December 27. 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. Christmas edition of the Little Village is now available from the clubhouse. The club will host a Level 1 Football Coaching Course in January 2015. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Nollaig Ryan on 086-3976120. Lotto numbers were 2, 5, 6 and 21. There was no winner and next week's Jackpot will be €5,000. We are looking for more Lotto sellers and anybody interested should contact Aideen Devine on 087-2023428.


A great night was had by all on Saturday night, when we held our Annual Christmas Hamper Draw. Congratulations to all the hamper winners on the night, especially Anto Hennessy, winner of the overall main hamper. A big thank you also to all the local businesses who sponsored prizes. Our AGM takes place this Saturday the 20th in the Community Centre at 11.30am. All welcome. Training for all underage teams has now finished for the Christmas break and will resume again in January. We would like to wish all our members and the community in Tyrrelstown a very Happy Christmas and New Year.


TICKETS (@€10) for the Annual GAA National Draw are now available from any committee member. The prizes are amazing and all proceeds go to the club. There are only 400 tickets allocated. This is a great Christmas gift for your customers and suppliers. Make sure you get yours. The club shop will be open from 10am-11:30am on Saturday mornings with a full range of gifts for under the tree. The nursery for 5-7 year olds is running indoors at Crunch Fitness for the winter session. Contact Declan Jennings at 085-8006101 for more information or join us in the New Year at the venue and ask for Geraldine Culloty. The 6th December was the Senior Club Awards Night at Westmanstown. Congratulations to all of the award winners; Club Person of the Year - Sean Burke; Intermediate Player of the Year - Denis Ellard; Junior Player of the Year - Denis Lordan; Ladies Player of the Year - Tara Corrigan; Ladies Young Player of the Year -Michelle Carroll and Juvenile Club Person of the Year - James McGovern. A special presentation was made to Club President Jim Murphy by Club Chair John Kissane to mark his 50 years of involvement with the Garda GAA Club. Pre-season training has already started for the ladies team. The Intermediate and Junior Men's teams will resume early in 2015. New players, both Garda and civilian, are very welcome to join us in 2015 - contact Eugene O'Sullivan at 086-3791359. Please note that you do not need to be a member of An Garda Siochana to play for our club. Many thanks to Geraldine Culloty/Grace O'Boyle and all of Santa's helpers at the Annual Christmas Party on 14 December. Finally, we would like to wish all Gaels everywhere a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.