Update 3rd June 2015

  • Junior Hurling championship Ná Gaeilge Óga 1-11  Scoil Uí Chonaill 3-13

  • Intermediate Football Championship Scoil Uí Chonaill v Cuala, Friday 5th June at 7.15pm, O'Toole Park

  • Junior Football Championship St Peregrines v Scoil Uí Chonaill, Sun 7th June @ 3pm

  • Defibrillator / First Aid training - Sat 13th June (Limited places)

  • Summer Camp dates now available!

  • Great fun for all who enjoyed the 'Trip to Croker'

We regret to inform you of the death of Bro Colm McMahon recently deceased.  Bro McMahon was in O'Connells' School for many years and was always a great supporter of the Club particularly during the development of the Clubhouse.  A native of Spancil Hill in Clare which he loved and always reminded everyone of.  
Funeral arrangements:  
Rosary and Evening Player on Thursday 4th June at 5.15pm in Kirwans Funeral Home, Fairview.  Funeral Mass on Friday 5th June at 11am in St Peter and Pauls Church, Baldoyle followed by burial in the Blessed Edmund Rice Cemetery, Baldoyle.  Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Adult games 
Great article in the Herald on Wednesday featuring our 'Punching above our Weight' lunch event in Croke Park.  Check out the details at:

You can also check out the article, including the picture with Eileen Dunne, Declan O'Sullivan and Gary Keegan, on our Facebook page by following the link at:

Great performance by the Junior hurlers in their win over Ná Gaeilge Óga in the championship last Thursday.  Several highlights for the supporters was the excellent fielding by Cathal O'Flynn on his return as well as the free taking of Sean O'Connor.  Both mentors expressed their satisfaction with the way the team played against an opposition who had expectations of a win!

The Ladies played Portobello in the Cup this evening in a very close and competitive game, particularly in the 2nd half.  Portobello got off to a flyer and raced in an 11 point lead.  However our Girls never give up and came back to draw level with a few minutes remaining.  Unfortunately the fantastic effort made by the Girls to catch their opponents wasn't enough as Portobello added two points in the final few minutes to win the game.  Great support on the sideline in St Annes which gave the girls a great boost and everyone who watched the game was very impressed with the standard of play.

Big football championship games this weekend starting on Friday with the Intermediate game in O'Toole Park v Cuala followed by Junior championship on Sunday in Hartstown v St Peregrines. Support very welcome!

Keep an eye on Facebook / Twitter for updates on fixtures.

Under 12 Girls 29-5-2015
This was a game of two halves against Parnells and a gale force wind. The girls made a great start and were leading by two points at half time. The second half playing into the wind the girls scored points but could not find the net although the ball hit the bar a few times. Parnells had no such bad luck and slammed home goals in the second half which should have demoralised the girls but didn’t seem to bother them as they played on gamely to the end with greatly improved play by some of them much to the encouragement of the coaches.  
The team are  currently mid table in a 19 team unseeded league so well done girls.

Summer Camps - advance notice
Joanne and her team of coaches have a wide range of Camps scheduled for Summer 2015.  The dates and themes are:

Kellogs Cúl Camp for 6-12 year olds 6-10th July, 10am-2.30pm 
Follow the link at: https://secure.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/?venue=339

Nursery Camp for  4-6 year olds 13-16th July 10am-1pm
Hurling Camp for 7-12 year olds 11th-14th August, 10am - 2pm
Football Camp for 7-12 year olds 18th-21st August, 10am - 2pm
More details to follow.

Club Lotto
No winner of the jackpot when the draw took place on Saturday in the Club.  Numbers drawn were: 9 14 16 & 21.  No winner matched 3 numbers this week.
Entry is €2 and lotto envelopes are available in the Clubhouse.  Next draw - Saturday 6th June.  Every little helps!

Dublin Double Header
Great excitement in the Club on Sunday for all those booked on the trip to Croker. Plenty of sandwiches in the Clubhouse to set everyone up for the trip as well as tea, coffee and some other drinks. The luxury coach took us on a spin so everyone could enjoy the short trip to Jones Road for a little longer while the singers belted out a few appropriate tunes. While the Dublin footballers made short work of their opponents, the hurling game was much more exciting.  Everyone was delighted with the win and the draw in the hurling game which could have gone either way in the last 5 minutes.  Then it was back to the Coach for the return trip to the Clubhouse where the food was set up and a hot plate was very welcome!  A very pleasant evening meant everyone could enjoy the facilities with the juveniles making the most of the pitches outside while the adults analyzed the Dublin performances!  Thanks to Michael behind the bar who looked after everyone and to Louise for the food.  Well done to Ronan for organising the event which was enjoyed by everyone with great feedback and compliments!

Note - Great to hear that the Dublin v Galway replay will be shown on RTE2 on Saturday.  Coverage starts at 4.30pm.

Club Raffle - Ed Sheeran/Leinster Football / Leinster Hurling Finals
Tickets are now on sale for our special Croke Park 'Triple Header'.  A chance to win some great prizes in a limited draw.
1st Prize - 2 Tickets to see Ed Sheeran (Fri)
2nd Prize - 2 Stand Tickets to the Leinster Football Final
3rd Prize - 2 Stand Tickets to the Leinster Hurling Final
Tickets are now available, in the Club and from Adult football and hurling teams, at a cost of €5 and all proceeds go to support the Club.  Go raibh maith Agat.

Thanks for the response to last week's request regarding training in use of the Defibrillator.  Please send any additional responses to  Secretary.scoiluichonaill.dublin@gaa.ie

Next training course Saturday 13th June – 
First Aid and Defibrillator training @ 12.30 in Clubhouse (limited places) 
Contact: Brian Fahy 0866043945

Every good wish to Caoimhin MacCarthaigh who, having recovered from a broken leg, has now fractured the other one!  Special mention from the Under 16s who wish Caoimhin a speedy recovery!

Best wishes to all members, and their families, as they sit the Leaving and Junior Cert exams.

Niamh Farrelly      
PRO - Scoil Ui Chonaill CLG