The Stag's Voice: February 14th, 2018

Contents:

  • Adult Fooball Leagues
  • Scoil Camps Survey
  • Chicago Update
  • Total Ticket Sales
  • Happy Valentine's Day
  • Meet the Members: Dave Condon
  • Scoil's LinkedIn
  • Team News
  • Other News
  • Fixtures

 

 

...And We're Back!

The Adult Football leagues start back this Sunday 18th February - with our AFL2, AFL7 & AFL11 teams facing Clontarf, Cuala & Castleknock respectively. 

Make sure you get out on Sunday morning to support the lads in their first matches, in what we hope will be very successful seasons!


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Scoil Camps Survey

This year, we want to make the popular Scoil camps better than ever! To do this, we need you! Send us your feedback & suggestions by filling out the survey prepared by GPO Thomas.


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Total Ticket Sales

The results are in - the Club made over €12,000 from ticket sales for the National Club Draw. Thank you to all those who made an effort to sell tickets & a massive thank you to all the organisers, especially TJ!


Chicago Update

We still have boots on the ground doing reconnaissance in Chicago, with an exciting update coming next week! Watch this space!


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Happy Valentine's Day!

Wishing a Happy Valentines Day to all of the Stags & Does out there! Remember, here at Scoil HQ we love all our readers deer-ly! ❤️


Meet Dingleberry/Dave Condon!

A Dub in denial, known for his moves behind the Stag Bar and out on it's dancefloor & the mastermind behind Scoil's recent social media fame!

A Dub in denial, known for his moves behind the Stag Bar and out on it's dancefloor & the mastermind behind Scoil's recent social media fame!

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
Since I was about 7 so a good while

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Ah I've a few nicknames but Fudge Coady refers to me as Grand Master Condon which has a nice ring to it.

Where do you hail from? i.e. county, country, suburb etc.
Kildorerry, Cork. I'll never consider myself a Dub

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
I was scouted from a young age, promised all the jellies in the world if I played.

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
A rollercoster of injuries really

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
That guy who ate 4 ham and cheese toasties in under 45 seconds but other than that I keep a low profile in the club

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
It would have to be the Hurling promotion win at the end of last year.

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
I work at an Architectural and Engineering Software Company but I'd love to work with social media so if you're hiring DM me

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
Surfing, photography, cooking and long walks on the beach!

What is your favoutire sporting moment / sportsperson?
Favourite Sportperson has to be Joe Deane hands down

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
Probably my sporting career

If Scoil was a country, what would it be? Why?
I'd say it actually be Ireland. Small, easy-going country, full with proud people and over achieves compared to countries twice it's size!

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’? e.g. the Geese on the pitch
The scoil ties. They're beautiful

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
Definitely move the clubhouse to the seafront, open a coffee shop on the ground floor that sells flat whites and poached eggs on toast. #justbasicthings


Want to feature in the Stag's Voice?

As a Club, we really pride ourselves in the close-knit community that we have at Scoil Uí Chonaill - help us in our effort in getting to know all of our members by filling out the Meet the Member's Questionnaire


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Get Linked with Scoil!

In the run up to Chicago 2018 - we are encouraging all members to follow the Scoil Uí Chonaill LinkedIn page. If you haven't already, please add your role in the Club - be it Chairperson, Siopa worker or team mentor! 


Team News

NURSEY

Nursery was back again at O'Connell school hall last Saturday. New members welcome as always!

Well done to the Nursey Player's of the Week Liam, Reilly, Aoife & Naoise!

Well done to the Nursey Player's of the Week Liam, Reilly, Aoife & Naoise!


Other News

  • Tickets are now available for the Dublin Hurlers v Galway on Sunday 25th February @ 2pm in Parnell Park.

Fixtures

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The Stag's Voice: February 7th, 2018

Contents:

  • Chicago Update
  • National Club Draw
  • New Gear Reminder
  • GAA Code of Behaviour
  • Scoil's LinkedIn
  • Meet the Members: Liam Egan
  • Team News
  • Others News

 

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Chicago Update

As you read this, a small team from the Club is in Chicago meeting our partners for the event in September! As we mentioned in our first announcement of the fundraiser, Club members are welcome to travel but we are conscious of the timing and the cost. 

The Gala event is still 8 months away but in order to manage capacity, we would like to hear from anyone in the club who has an intention of attending. We may or may not be able to get a group rate for travel, hotel etc.

Please express your interest by Friday February 16th by emailing either Niamh or Ramona directly (expression of interest does not commit you to a booking or any expense at this point). They would be happy to follow up and chat through the plans in more detail.

By the end of February we will let you know if it is better to book on your own or as a group.

We estimate the cost per person will be €1,500 (flight, accommodation and attendance at the event) plus spending for  4/5 days approximately.

Contact: 

Niamh Murphy @ niamhmurphy255@gmail.com

Ramona Kennedy @ ramonaorourke@eircom.net


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National Club Draw

A big thank you to everyone who got involved in the National Club Draw by organising / selling tickets! This draw is a great opportunity to raise funds for the Club - your support and effort is greatly appreciated. Total ticket sales to be announced shortly.


Team Gear Reminder

Reminder to all teams that any new gear must follow the Club's new guidelines. With Feile approaching, please contact the PRO - scoil.pro.eoc@gmail.com for guidance before ordering any gear.


GAA Code of Conduct

At Scoil, we aim to provide a friendly and safe environment for everyone - so that we can enjoy all that the GAA has to offer.

With the new season fast approaching, why not freshen up on the GAA's Code of Behaviour?


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Get Linked with Scoil!

In the run up to Chicago 2018 - we are encouraging all members to follow the Scoil Uí Chonaill LinkedIn page. If you haven't already, please add your role in the Club - be it Chairperson, Siopa worker or team mentor! 


Meet Liam Egan

A Scoil veteran with a lifetimes worth of successes and tales, winner of the best prize that any GAA community has to offer, now he's happily enjoying the pleasures of retirement!

A Scoil veteran with a lifetimes worth of successes and tales, winner of the best prize that any GAA community has to offer, now he's happily enjoying the pleasures of retirement!

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
55 short years now

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Liamo is the short for Liam. Also, the bank manager used to call me Mr Egan until I paid him off.

Where do you hail from? i.e. county, country, suburb etc.
Born in Portlaoise and parents moved to Dublin when I was three

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
Through O’Connell Schools. My father, Dick Egan, was a great GAA man and was heavily involved in our juvenile years. Our mother, Agnes, who is still cheering on the Scoil at 95, kept us all in good shape lining out.

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
Magnificent!! Won plenty, lost plenty but the social engagement was and still is a big influence in my life. I always felt that giving back is important and necessary, especially in an amateur community organization. I met my wife, and mother of our five children, Kathy through the GAA. Best prize of all.

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
That’s a hard one....maybe the lad that went off to Chicago and brought a wife back to Ireland when everybody else was scurrying to get out west! I never have to be asked twice to sing a song either!

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Winning back senior football Div 1 status again in 1978 after the Dublin County Board changed the league structure to deny us promotion in 1977. That paved the way for the championship successes of the 1980’s.

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
I’m a retired business man of the Irish Food Industry, our largest contributor to the local economy!! I love to cook and eat good food....a side view will prove that!!

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
Traveling, since retirement four years ago, is number one. I also love cycling and if I’m ever gone missing, I’ll be in Dingle!!

What is your favoutire sporting moment / sportsperson?
Ah so many now. As a spectator, Stephen Cluxton’s point at the finish of the 2011 final v Kerry will always raise the hairs on the back of your neck! Our family of seven were all at the game and it will be a Day never to be forgotten.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
I remember going out to play a senior football game v St Annes, Bohernabreena, in 1974 (a day trip back then) The ref didn’t appear so both teams tossed and they won! During the second half, and we were winning well, the ref attempted to send off one of his own players. An altercation erupted and the entire St Anne’s team, subs, supporters etc etc became embroiled in a mid field battle. Our lads regrouped and, in our Scoil Jearseys, adjourned to the bar to watch the conclusion of a World Cup encounter! True Story!!!

If Scoil was a country, what would it be? Why?
Austria.....small population, well managed economy, low crime rate, happpy citizens that can occasionally get one over on our bigger allies in life. We could do with boosting our tourist trade going forward!

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’? e.g. the Geese on the pitch
Pot holes, and I’m not even from Cavan

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
I have visited many GAA clubs around the country in my day, all with community based schools, local churches, pubs and shops to sell lotto and raffle tickets from and hundreds of houses to hang flags from on big days! I would love to see us get closer to a model such as that, whilst protecting our unique identity!


Want to feature in the Stag's Voice?

As a Club, we really pride ourselves in the close-knit community that we have at Scoil Uí Chonaill - help us in our effort in getting to know all of our members by filling out the Meet the Member's Questionnaire


Team News

Nursey

Nursery was back again at O'Connell school hall last Saturday. There was a great bunch of coaches present - including some newbies! New members welcome as always!

Nursery Players of the Week Orla, Darragh, Rory & Cara! Maibh Sibh!

Nursery Players of the Week Orla, Darragh, Rory & Cara! Maibh Sibh!

Well done to the new coaches who completed their coaching foundation course with GPO Thomas!

Well done to the new coaches who completed their coaching foundation course with GPO Thomas!


Other News

  • Reminder that tickets are now avaliable for the double header in Croke Park Saturday 10th February.

The Stag's Voice: January 31st, 2018

Contents:

  • Chicago Work Begins
  • Get Linked with Scoil
  • National Club Draw
  • Meet the Members: Peter Keohane
  • Team News
  • Edmund Rice Development: Hiring
  • Special Olympics & HomeStart Fundraiser 
  • Other News
 
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Scoil US Gala Fundraiser – Chicago 2018!

Home news

Work has started on our major Scoil Uí Chonaill Fundraiser in Chicago on 20 September.  We would love to hear from Members who have family, friends and work connections in the US and particularly in Chicago and the surrounding areas. We want to spread the word about the Scoil event especially to those in the US who may be in a position to attend, provide sponsorship, donate a prize or support the Club in some way.  Why not contact one of the names below to find out more!

Away update

As you know from our last update, this is an ambitious and exciting fundraising event taking the Scoil Uí Chonaill story to an international level.  To make it the best organised and most successful event we can, a small group from the organising committee are heading to Chicago next week.  While in Chicago they will meet up with our partners and key business people who are already committed to supporting the event. It will also be a great opportunity to spread the word about Scoil Uí Chonaill and to finalise the venue for our event.  All the details will be circulated to members once they are confirmed – watch this space!

Find out more from:

Niamh Murphy - niamhmurphy255@gmail.com                  

Dave Walley - dwalley110@gmail.com

Ramona Kennedy- ramonaorourke@eircom.net                    

Sheila Kelly - sheilakelly@hotmail.com


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Get Linked with Scoil!

In the run up to Chicago 2018 - we are encouraging all members to follow the Scoil Uí Chonaill LinkedIn page. Please add your role in the Club - be it Chairperson, Siopa worker or team mentor!


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National Club Draw: Final Reminder!

Reminder that the money for the National Club Draw is due back Saturday 3rd February! Please make sure that you have returned tickets & money to your team mentors.


Meet Peter Keohane!

This Kinsale man is the brains behind one of Scoil's most successful underage girl's teams, always up for a chat at the Stag Bar, you'd hear that thick Cork accent a mile away!

This Kinsale man is the brains behind one of Scoil's most successful underage girl's teams, always up for a chat at the Stag Bar, you'd hear that thick Cork accent a mile away!

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
14 years

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
This is a friendly magazine. Alas how I like to be and actually am is a gap to be closed

Where do you hail from? i.e. county, country, suburb etc.
Kinsale, Co Cork

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
My crew gravitated here from Scoil Neassain. I loved the coffee in the bar for two weeks. Niamh Crowe and Dominic Morgan ended that.

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
Played with Kinsale, then O Tooles. Mentor in Scoil ladies football. Now minor ladies.

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
Manager of a fantastic bunch of young ladies. Great crew. My charity work trying to teach some lost souls how to play 45 Thursday nights. Mission impossible but we fight on.

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Feile 2014. Losing narrowly to the eventual All Ireland Div 1 champions Foxrock. So close to great glory.

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
Principal Donahies Community School

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
Golf. Travel especially to TPRC. The People’s Republic of Cork. Visa’s required by non natives.

What is your favoutire sporting moment / sportsperson?
Cork v Tipp in the 80s. Last minute goal. I passed Seamas Fennessy as he climbed back over the wire out of pitch as we climbed in. Brian Corcoran, JBM, Roy Keane,Sonia O Sullivan. Phil Mickleson too.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in Scoil?
No names. Present treasurer(Mayo man) but no names organised a card trip to Rugby in Edinburgh. No game but that explained the cheap flights.

If Scoil was a country, what would it be? Why?
North Korea. Small but the big clubs must take notice. And the Ladies are taking over.

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’? e.g. the Geese on the pitch
100 teams training under the lights of tennis club.

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
Definitely an All Weather Floodlit pitch.

 


Want to feature in the Stag's Voice?

As a Club, we really pride ourselves in the close-knit community that we have at Scoil Uí Chonaill - help us in our effort in getting to know all of our members by filling out the Meet the Member's Questionnaire


Team News

Nursey

Nursery training started back last week with access to O'Connell Boys training grounds. New members welcome as always!

Nursery Players of the Week Bláithín & Sarah! Maibh Sibh!

Nursery Players of the Week Bláithín & Sarah! Maibh Sibh!

Well done to U13s Lee who represented his school St Brigids in Croke Park last Saturday night!

Well done to U13s Lee who represented his school St Brigids in Croke Park last Saturday night!


Edmund Rice Development is Hiring!

Edmund Rice Development is currently recruiting for a Donor Development and Relationships Manager.

A degree of flexibility and/or part-time hours is possible with this role and the closing date for applications at present is Friday 9th February 2018.

See their website for further information and job specification.


Special Olympics & Homestart Fundraiser 

Jen Murphy (daughter of Seamus “Spud” Murphy) is a part of the Special Olympics Volunteer team for the Summer Games 2019 which will be held in Abu Dhabi.

The group are holding a fundraiser in St. Brigid's Church in Castleknock the 24th February in aid of the Special Olympics Ireland & Homestart Blanchardstown.

The night will feature entertainment from Good Works Opera and Special Guests.

If interested, please contact murphjxx@yahoo.ie for tickets.


Other News

  • Join us for some tunes at the monthly Scoil Junior Trad session in Scoil Club house this Friday from 7-8pm.  All welcome!
  • Reminder that tickets are now avaliable for Spring Series 2 in Croke Park Saturday 10th February.
  • The Scoil Ladies are  STILL in search of a manager to help out with the second team on match days (Wednesdays). Anyone interested should contact Jonny at 0872593298

The Stag's Voice: January 24th, 2018

Contents:

  • Scoil's Chicago Trip
  • Scoil Social 2018
  • National Club Draw Tickets
  • Save St Paul's Pitches
  • Meet the Members: Hannah Costello
  • Team News
  • Other News

 

 

Chicago Trip 2018

As announced at the Scoil Social - Scoil are heading for Chicago!

The Club, along with some really great partners, friends and alumni - are hosting a fundraising gala on September 20th with an estimated 300 expected to attend!

Stay tuned as we will have more information and updates regularly get in touch with one of our contacts at the end of this post.

Here are all your questions answered regarding the fundraiser:

Q. Can you recap on what was said on Saturday night at the annual club event in Clontarf Castle about the upcoming event in Chicago?

A. Yes the Club is organising an exciting new fundraising event and we are going to host it Chicago

Q When did we decide to do this?  

A. Since the success of Strictly Scoil we’ve been exploring what our next event would be. Of course it was going to be hard to top Strictly so we had to look hard!  And this is the one! Since last August a committee of people from the club have been working on organising and planning this. Now we’re ready to get the wider club involved to make this a great success.

Q. What sort of event is it?

A. It is a gala dinner with entertainment…and MORE!

Q How many people will attend?

A. At the moment we estimate 300 people will attend. These people will be friends, alumni, corporate sponsors and some people from the club.

Q. Why are we hosting the event in Chicago?

A. We have some really great partners, friends and alumni in Chicago and the wider USA and we thought it would be great to expand the network of people supporting the great things we do at Scoil.
We already have serious Irish family support in Chicago including Senator Billy Lawless.
Enda Kenny has also officially endorsed the event with a video testimonial.

Q. Where will the event take place?

A. One of Chicago’s iconic venues – a decision on this is imminent!

Q. When?

A. September 20th 2018

Q. Can club members attend?

A. Yes of course they can – but we are conscious that it’s expensive to travel to Chicago, pay for hotels and attend the event. We’ll tell you more about this over the next few weeks when we’ve finalised the details.

Q. How can club members help support the event?

A. We want people from Chicago and the surrounding area to get involved. You may have personal contacts and business contacts who would be interested in attending – we’d like you to let them know. You might also know others who might like to offer a spot prize or sponsor part of the event.

Q. How much does it cost to attend the event on the night?

A. $500 per individual or $5000 for a table seating ten. We’ve already sold 7 tables.

Q.Who do I contact to learn more about the event?

A. Stay tuned we will have more information and updates regularly and we will also have a dedicated spot on our website to host details and to keep the club updated. In the meantime, if you have an urgent question, please contact scoilinchicago@gmail.com for general queries or, if you prefer, one of the team members below:

Niamh Murphy at niamhmurphy255@gmail.com,
Dave Walley at dwalley110@gmail.com
Ramona Kennedy at ramonaorourke@eircom.net 
Sheila Kelly (Project Manager) at sheilakelly@hotmail.com


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Scoil Social 2018

What a night was had last Saturday at the Scoil Social!

Thank you to the wonderful 240 guests who came and made the night as spectacular as it was. This was one of our biggest turnouts yet! Thanks again to our host Clontarf Castle and to the ABBA Girls who truly never disappoint!

A massive thank you to Neil McDermott for capturing so many great shots from the event. 

Chairman of five years Declan Hoban led proceedings in Clontarf Castle to introduce his successor, and third-time Chairman, Maurice 'Mossey' O'Connell as he ushered in the announcements of this years recipients of the Club awards;

Young Ladies Player Of The Year;
Hannah Costello

Ladies Player Of The Year;
Sinead deBurca

Scoil Sirens Player's Player Of The Year;
Mairead O'Sullivan

Young Player Of The Year;
Danny Mottram

Junior Hurler Of The Year;
Shane Cotter

Intermediate Hurler Of The Year;
Podge Kinsella

Junior A Footballer Of The Year;
Ger O'Connell

Junior B Footballer Of The Year;
Aidan Mulligan

Senior Footballer Of The Year;
Andy Bunyan

Club Person Of The Year;
Paraic Naughton

Many congratulations to all this year's winners. It is great testament to their hard work and dedication and will no doubt do nothing to hinder their future commitment!

Award Winners 2018: Mairead O'Sullivan, Danny Mottram, Andy Bunyan, Hannah Costello, Podge Kinsella, Sinead deBurca & Paraic Naughton

Award Winners 2018: Mairead O'Sullivan, Danny Mottram, Andy Bunyan, Hannah Costello, Podge Kinsella, Sinead deBurca & Paraic Naughton


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National Club Draw Tickets

Tickets & money are to be returned to team mentors by 31st January.

The GAA National Club Draw will take place on Friday, March 11th 2016.


Save St Paul's Pitches

Scoil & other local clubs have been asked to take part in rally on Sunday 28th January @12pm in St Anne's in order to stop the proposed residential development on the Paul's playing fields.

More information about the rally will be released on the I Love St Anne's Facebook Page. 

Let's get out in our jerseys and support!


Meet Hannah Costello

Ladies Young Player of the Year 2018, a Nolan's bag-packing fanatic, and our deadly weapon between the posts, this ladies player is one to watch for 2018!

Ladies Young Player of the Year 2018, a Nolan's bag-packing fanatic, and our deadly weapon between the posts, this ladies player is one to watch for 2018!

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
Since in and around the age of seven

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
Just Hannah or Louis Costello’s sister but I’ve a feeling that will be changing soon.

Where do you hail from? i.e. county, country, suburb etc.
I hail from Clontarf, but have nothing to do with the club obviously.

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
My brother was involved before me and there was a strong connection between my primary school and the club.

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
I started off as a full back but was gradually moved into goal (I’m still fighting for my odd game outfield). I started playing for the ladies about three years ago and won the Young Player of the Year award this year.

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
 I’d say I’m best known for being ‘that tall one in the goal’ and also for saving a dodgy goal at the end of the ladies final this year.

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
I’d say it’s a tie between saving that goal and winning Young Player of the Year. They were both spectacular moments in different ways.

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
I’m currently in 6th Year (sigh) but hope to do medicine in the future.

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
...we’re allowed have hobbies outside of GAA?

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
More smaller weights in the gym so we don’t have to keep fighting over the one set of 7.5kg dumbbells.

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’? e.g. the Geese on the pitch
The ‘scary’ hawk that scares off the geese???

If you close your eyes and envisage Scoil in 10 years, what do you see?
I see it exactly the same cause it’s already perfect, but with more members.

Finally, if you had to describe yourself as an animal, what would it be and why?
I honestly don’t know. Probably something weird and obscure.


Team News

Nursery

Well done to all nursery players (2012 group) who took part in the Gormanston Indoor hurling tournament on Sunday.  For many of the players it was their first time representing Scoil and they did themselves proud against a strong Ratoath Team.  The tournament continues for another 4 weeks and new players are welcome.

U8

A mixed boys & girls U8 team played Raheny on Sunday morning in Gormanston. A huge effort as put in by each player and all were impressed by the skills on view.

Well done to all parents and coaches for the early start after the Scoil Social.

U10 Hurling


The Under 10 boys kicked off the 2018 season in the Gormanstown Indoor Hurling tournament with a draw against Rathoath. The tournament runs for 6 weeks and is a great way for the lads to get hurling game time in winter when the ground conditions for hurling are so bad. We had great support from the parents for the game with a good crowd turning up to see the lads playing.

Before christmas the team had a trip to Ratheniska club in Laois for hurling and football. They were the perfect hosts in terms of hospitality laying on a great spread and even arranged for Santa to turn up. Unfortunately we were well beaten but for a first road trip the kids were happy.

We are looking forward to a great 2018.


Other News

  • Reminder that the fixtures have been announced for the Dublin GAA Spring Series in Croke Park.
  • The Scoil Ladies are in search of a manager to help out with the second team on match days (Wednesdays). Anyone interested should contact Jonny at 0872593298

The Stag's Voice: January 17th, 2018

Contents:

  • Scoil Social 2018
  • National Club Draw Tickets
  • Blue Stags
  • Chairman's New Year Message
  • Subs Payment Issue
  • Meet the Members: Hannah Leahy
  • Other News

 

 
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The Scoil Social 2018 

It's official... the Scoil Social is completely sold out with a whooping total of 240 expected to attend!

Join us at 8pm in Clontarf Castle this Saturday as we reel in last year's season with dinner, dancing, medal & award presentations and the ABBA girls!

Could you think of a better way to kick off another great sporting year at Scoil?
 
To pay for pre-booked tickets please transfer the money to the Scoil Ui Chonaill account details:
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BOFIIE2D

If you pay online please text Declan Hoban your name and the number of tickets paid for on 0876539943.

Payments must be made by Thursday. Any tickets not paid for by then, will be given to people on the waiting list.

#ScoilSocial


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National Club Draw Tickets

The National Club Draw 2018 has now been launched by Croke Park. This is a great opportunity for clubs to raise funds and there is no costs associated with the draw for clubs.

100% of all proceeds are retained by the clubs.

Tickets are €10 each and are printed in books of 5 tickets. Scoil's target is to sell 2,000 tickets! 

If you have not received an allocation of tickets please contact your team mentor. Tickets are to be returned by 31st January.

The GAA National Club Draw will take place on Friday, March 11th 2016.


Blue Stags

In case you missed it, some Scoil players have been busy representing Dublin recently!

After her hard work over the summer months training with the U17 Development Squad, Hannah Leahy was put forward for the Dublin Minor trials. We are now delighted to announce that she has been named the Dublin Minor Vice-Captain for 2018.

Andy Bunyan's recent success against Offaly in the O'Byrne Cup opener, has resulted in his name featuring in the Dublin Senior Football League squad.

The annual Junior Dubs Stars Challenge was played in DCU last Sunday. Molly Power was selected to represent Scoil Ui Conaill Ladies. Molly played on the Blue team and was given the task of marking Clara O`Sullivan, one of the best young players in Dublin. The game ended in a narrow win for the Navy team 6-9 to 5-11. Further pictures from the game can be viewed on this link.

Each player chosen as a Junior Dub Star received a full Dub Stars kit along with a special commemorative medal.

Maibh Sibh!


Chairman's New Year Message

On behalf of the Club we would like to wish all Members their families a Happy New Year

Training is back underway and we are heartened by the great turn outs for all teams, it is important that this effort continues throughout the year.

As you can see when attending the Club, improvements have been made to the lighting of the pitch and importantly the car park. This on the back of the extension to the dressing rooms and improvement of the gym facilities is helping us reach the targets we aspire to as a Club.  For the year ahead we will be competing at a higher level in both Ladies Football (Division 3) and Hurling (Division 2) joining our Mens footballers at the same high standard.

However all these improvements come with a cost. You will or should have received by now tickets for the GAA National Draw. These tickets are expensive at €10 each, however the funds in full return to the Club and there are no costs for the Club's participation in the draw.

We have set a target of selling as close to 2,000 tickets as possible which would generate €20,000. If we were successful in selling our full complement of tickets it would put us in a position to be the largest seller of the tickets on a National level which would result in extra funds coming to the Club.

We would really appreciate a big effort from you, our Members in selling these tickets.  The funds will be used to meet the ongoing costs of running our Club from Nursery, Juvenile games to adult Ladies and Mens teams. 

If you have not received an allocation of tickets please contact your team mentor. Tickets are to be returned by 31st January

Again best wishes to all teams and Members for the sporting year 2018!

Mossie O Connell


Subs Payment Issue

We would like to apologise to any members experiencing difficulty making annual subscription payments via scoilgaa.com - the host platform is experiencing technical difficulties and we are communicating with their resolution team on the matter. 

Payments may still be made electronically via bank transfer to the below Scoil Uí Chonaill account details:

IBAN: IE66 BOFI 9005 7823 0590 64
BIC: BOFIIE2D

Please send an email to sucregistrar@gmail.com if you pay by bank transfer.


Meet Hannah Leahy!

Even with a late start to football, this GAA-mad girlo runs rings around her markers - not only at club level but on the intercounty sphere too! Dublin Minor Vice-Captain 2018, we sure are lucky to have her on Scoil soil! 

Even with a late start to football, this GAA-mad girlo runs rings around her markers - not only at club level but on the intercounty sphere too! Dublin Minor Vice-Captain 2018, we sure are lucky to have her on Scoil soil! 

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
I've been involved in Scoil since I was about 9

Do you have any nicknames? How do you like to be addressed?
None that I know off!

Where do you hail from? i.e. county, country, suburb etc.
Dublin

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
I went to watch my cousins match at u10s and ended up playing it

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
Editor's note: Hannah was too modest to answer this question...
Hannah has been a star player on every underage team that she has been a part of. She has had various stints with Dublin at underage level and due to her hard work on the Dublin U17 Development Squad during the summer, she has been named as the Dublin Minor Vice-Captain for 2018. Hannah was also a massive influence in the Ladies’ team’s success last year. She also coaches at the Scoil camps during the summer.

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Improving each year as a team and winning the league

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
I'm currently studying for the leaving cert

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
I don't have any other hobbies - I don't think I'd fit any others in #loyaltothegaa

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
One addition I'd love to make would be to wear a jersey that is not down to me knees!


Other News

  • The Scoil Ladies are in search of a manager to help out with the second team on match days (Wednesdays). Anyone interested should contact Jonny at 0872593298
  • Reminder that the fixtures have been announced for the Dublin GAA Spring Series in Croke Park.
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