Club News 28th Jan 2016

  • Club end of Year Party / Awards Night - Sat 30th Jan.

  • National GAA Club Draw tickets are now available - Draw 11th March 2016

  • SAM Maguire & Ladies All Ireland Club Trophies visit, Sat 12th March


Adult games
The master fixture plan for the year ahead for all Adult Games has been published by the Dublin County Board - if you're planning to play or support any adult Dublin or Club team in 2016 you need this detailed spreadsheet! You can find the plan at: http://www.dublingaa.ie/news/confirmed-club-inter-county-fixtures-2016

The gradings for 2016 have also been confirmed and it's great to see us competing in Division 2 Football and Division 3 hurling in the year ahead.  You can check out the details of the gradings at:
http://www.dublingaa.ie/news/confirmed-adult-minor-gradings


Juvenile training
Plenty of action again in Clontarf on Saturday morning as teams work on their pre season drills and training.  Great excitement for the Under 9s as Charlie celebrated his birthday.

While the weather was reasonably good, it's always great to have the Clubhouse so close to the training areas so the adults can pop in from a hot drink.  Everyone is welcome to drop by every Saturday from 10 am.  


Under 13 Girls
Girls resumed training last Tuesday. Eighteen eager girls ran from the club to the Sheds and back then did drills at different stations. Paul Keane gave them a pep talk telling the they were now ready to ensure they had their own gear ready and that they shouldn't eat before training or games. We are also keen that the girls are not given sports drinks as they are full of sugar. With exercise and other training now commencing we look forward to a great season ahead (Niamh)


Dates for your diary!

  • The SAM Maguire along with the Ladies All Ireland Club (Donaghmoyne & Joanne Courtney) trophies will be visiting the Club on Saturday 12th March.
  • Easter Camps will be taking place - more details of date and times to follow


National GAA Club Draw - Giant Club Fundraiser
Lots of tickets have been circulated for this important fundraiser.  The beauty about the draw is that our Club keeps every cent of every ticket we sell and the GAA i.e. CROKE PARK put up the prize. which re very attractive and better than last years prizes.  They include a new Opel Corsa, All Star Trips and All Ireland Tickets.

Tickets are €10 each and if we sell:
 
100 tickets the club gets €1000
 
500 tickets the club gets €5000
 
1000 tickets the club gets € 10,000.

The draw will take place in Croke Park on riday 11 March 2016.
 

Tickets are being distributed through the Club Treasurer; Eltin Moran, Vice Chairman Tommy Naughton, Co-ordinator Gerry Rowley and team mentors.  If you would like to help out in some form or participate for the first time just confirm by email to gorowley@gmail.com
Please return your tickets and receipts as soon as possible!
All support is greatly appreciated and the funds are used to meet expenses to run and support playing activity in the Club.  Go raibh maith agat


Foundation GAA Course in the club
Friday 5th Feb 7 - 10pm and Saturday 6th 1pm - 5pm

This course is suitable for everyone getting involved in coaching juveniles or those already involved who have yet to achieve a formal qualification. 

On this course, you will learn the basic skills of Gaelic Football and Hurling and how to coach them to the children. 

Please contact Joanne if interested in attending at 087 9146748


Dublin
Well done to the Dublin hurlers who are through to the Walsh Cup Final v Wexford.  The game is part of a Double Header in Croke Park on Saturday with throw in at 5pm.  The Footballers play Kerry at 7pm.  


Dub Stars games
The Rescheduled annual Dubs Stars Hurling and football challenge takes place in the home grounds of Kilmacud Crokes in Glenalbyn next Sunday Jan 31st 2016. This is a great opportunity to see your heroes up close in action when the Senior Dublin Hurlers and Senior Dublin Footballers and All Ireland Champions will take on the Herald/Dublin Bus Dubs Stars with the Hurling challenge throwing in at 12.30 and the Football kicking off straight after at 2pm. Food and beverages available on the day pitch side and the kids can get those much sought after autographs. The Dubs Stars teams will be managed on the day by the County Championship winning managers from Cuala and Ballyboden. There is a free shuttle bus service to and from the Stillorgan Luas and Blackrock Dart stations. Admission €10 with all accompanied children (u16) free.


Club end of Year Party / Awards Night - Sat 30th Jan.
The annual end of year party and awards night takes place in Clontarf Castle on Saturday 30th January from 8pm.  As well as the special Club Person of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, there will also be player awards and medal presentations for both adult football and hurling due to the promotions.  The event is taking place in the large function room in Clontarf Castle so everyone can enjoy the newly refurbished facilities.  A final few tickets (cost €30) are available from Joan Cushen at 083 8101332 or Declan Hoban at 087 6539943.  Any outstanding payments for tickets can be paid  in the Clubhouse on Thursday evening. 


Unwanted Gifts Initiative
Now that all the Christmas decorations have been put away for another 10/11 months you may have discovered some gifts that you don't need / want hiding under the tree.  If that is the case we would welcome them in Scoil Uí Chonaill.  The Nursery section are gathering up any unwanted Christmas gifts from Members / friends which can be dropped into the Clubhouse for use as a unique fund raising activity for their activities.  All kinds of everything are welcome!

Notice:
On behalf of Club members we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Anna Kenna who died earlier this month, especially to her son  Barry.  Barry played with the Club at all levels and also represented Dublin during his career.

We also extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Patsy Keane recently deceased especially to his brother Eddie and his family.


Looking forward to a great night on Saturday in Clontarf Castle!

Congratulations to Hannah Leahy who is on the Dublin Ladies Under 16 Football Panel for 2016