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The Chieftains to play intimate concert in aid of Barretstown

THE CHIEFTAINS adore the Dubs, but music is their first love, and it will be their last. The legendary group, plus special guests, will be performing an intimate concert for 250 people in Barretstown next Sunday.

Tickets for this most noble of causes cost €50. That will include a welcome reception with finger food and a festive drink. Tickets only from lo-call 1850 500 123.

PAUL BEALIN is back on the inter-county stage with Westmeath.

And his departure now sees Parnell's looking for a new senior manager. Those interested should send their CV, and details of experience, to Tony Fitzpatrick, Cathaoirleach, The Clubhouse, Coolock Village by November 29th.

CASTLEKNOCK have had a year to remember. They secured their first Dublin Junior 'A' Hurling Championship crown. And they have taken to the Leinster Road with relish.

Antóin ó Cléirigh is their chief pilot. Now, due to commitments, Antóin has to step away.

Castleknock have a young and talented squad, and they are now seeking to put in place a management team for 2014.

Applications should be sent to secretary@castleknock.net.

MICHAEL CARTON was selected as the Friends of Dublin Hurling Player of the Year at the awards night at the Red Cow. Danny Sutcliffe was awarded Young Player of the Year. Con Ryan entered the FODH Hall of Fame.

DICKIE says they will be rocking around the clock at the Dundrum House this Friday night.

Dickie McClelland is organising the event for the Andy O'Reilly Memorial Fund in aid of Our Lady's Hospice. Andy will always be a folk hero of Good Counsel and Drimnagh. On stage will be the Irish Celts, plus special guests. Tickets are €5, available on the door.

European indoor champ David Gillick and top Dublin attacking ace, Paul Mannion, were back at their old school, St Benildus, to help raise €40,000 for charity.

The duo gave 700 students 'a run for their money' in the school's annual 'Race for Life' 10k charity run around Kilmacud, Stillorgan and Sandyford.