News Update 10 November 2016


  •  Intermediate Football B Championship Final Scoil Uí Chonaill 0-13 Garda 0-6 Sun 6 Nov


  • Minor Hurling C C'ship Final Scoil v Erins Isle, Sun 13 Nov, St Davids @ 11am



  • Fun Table Quiz - 18 November at 8pm in the Clubhouse
  • Dublin Senior Football Championship 1986 - Anniversary Reunion & Get together for All, 19 Nov in the Clubhouse - All Welcome!
  • Club AGM Thursday 24 Nov at 8.30pm
  • St Vincent de Paul Fund Raiser - Sausage Sizzle / Coffee morning, Sat 26 Nov.
  • Save the Date! Bag packing in Nolans, Friday 23 December!!!!


Great to have some silverware following the Intermediate Championship win on Sunday


Adult games

Delighted to report that we had a great win in the Intermediate B Football Championship final v Garda last Sunday.  A report on the game was published in last night's Herald and you can read it here.


It was a lovely day for a game and the team and supporters got a great welcome from our hosts St Margaret's. There was great support on the sideline with one special member in attendance, Peter Morley.  Everyone was delighted to see Peter at the game and he especially enjoyed captain Eoghan O'Connell's speech with the dedication of the win in his honour.  The long season ended on a positive note and well done to the players and management for their dedication and commitment throughout the year.


The minor hurlers have qualified for the final of the C Hurling Championship v Erins Isle.  The game takes place next Sunday at 11am in St David's School and all support would be appreciated.


Support for all games is greatly appreciated by the players and management.




There was lots of excitement in the Nursery on Saturday morning with the visit of Sam and Joanne!  The Nursery made a special presentation to Joanne who was delighted with the welcome.  Joanne is now teaching in OCS Primary and is taking part in the Cube fundraiser for the School next week.  (see more details below)


Many questions remain unanswered at Scoil Nursery

Can you assist with our enquiries?  If so, come to the legendary, fun filled, table quiz on Friday 18  November in the clubhouse from 20:00.


Entry fee for a team of 4 is €40 and there’s a range of fantastic prizes to be won.  Please bring along friends and family to support your club.

On a general note, training continues every Saturday for teams who have completed their league programme.


Under 9s

Great morning's craic down at Scoil for U9's last Football match of the season v Finbarrs! Fantastic performance by all the kids, especially the Girls on Team Jp. Myself & Liam Ryan are extremely proud of these young ladies and their efforts over the last 2-3 seasons. Despite taking knock after knock they just keep on going - "TOUGH AS TEAK" ALWAYS (Caterina/Sophie/Aoileann/Ella/Sadbhb/Eabha take a bow) & deservedly won the game. Delighted to see Rafael down today and look forward to his return. Big full season ahead for Ronan, Conor & Finn also.

Team Liam were at their imperious best as they swept aside Finbarrs - so x2 wins always nice way to finish off the season & made all the sweeter with goodies bag and Sam's visit!!   FYI - Wednesday Training (7pm) will continue for next couple of weeks.  (JP)


Coaching- Reminder

Johnny Rock who was a member of Dublin ladies minor management in 2016 and who is a highly qualified GAA coach will be taking a session for Club coaches to develop new ways of coaching, new drills and game based coaching. The session will take place this Saturday 12th November in the club from 10-11.30. It is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in coaching to get involved so please spread the word…


Club Grounds Clean Up

If you're around the Club tomorrow you might notice Aidan Mulligan and his colleagues from Northern Trust who have volunteered to work on our behalf for the day. This is a great initiative and we're delighted that Scoil Uí Chonaill was nominated by Aidan and chosen by his employer for this special support.


Gaelic for Mothers and others

Fun,Fitness & Craic down at the Club continues on Wednesdays between 7pm-8pm. This is all about fun/ fitness session, and more ladies are very welcome to join up. There are no competitive games,no direct contact and definitely NO previous experience of any kind needed!! In fact if you're too good we may ask you to leave..... Get back into that Dress for Christmas and give yourself this one hour a week to have a laugh - Coz you're worth it!!   All information from Mairead - 086 2675392


Visit of Sam Maguire

We were delighted to have Sam Maguire in the Clubhouse last Saturday morning. The trophy did a tour of the teams around the pitch and then it was in the Cluhouse for a welcome indoor break. There were lots of photos to celebrate the 2016 All Ireland Senior Football win and you can see some of the photos here


OCS  Primary - the Cube  

O’Connell’s Primary School are holding a fundraiser on Thursday the 17th November in the Handball Alley in Croke Park. Thirty contestants, include Joanne Courtney our former GPO and now teacher in OCS,f have been chosen to take part in ‘The Cube’. All money raised will go directly to the school and directly benefit the children. Please contact Ciara Naughton on 0876954959 if you are interested in sponsoring a game or putting an advertisement in our programme. All support on the night would be greatly appreciated and tickets can be bought on the door. More details are available on

You can see all the details of how to support the event here -


OCS PPU Dinner

The Annual dinner takes place on Friday 18 November at 7.30pm in the Gresham Hotel.  Tickets are €40 and can be ordered from


Championship Anniversary Reunion and Club social night

A reunion of the 1986 Senior Football Championship winners is planned for 19th November at 9pm in the Clubhouse. The organisers are hoping thatit will be a celebration for the whole Club and the present senior team who are having a great football year will also be in attendance.  Everyone is invited to drop in and meet up for some social fun in the Clubhouse. 


Annual General Meeting – 24 November 2016

The 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 24 November at 8.30pm.  Nominations for Executive positions and motions to be considered at the AGM should be submitted to Tiarnan Crowe, Club Secretary, no later than tomorrow Thursday 10 November.  Nominations and motions can be emailed to Tiarnan at


You can send on any news, match reports or social events planned, send on the details to the undersigned


Hard luck to the boys from Scoil Neasáin who lost out in their Shield Final today in Croke Park.


We extend our condolences to the family and friends of  Ita Quinn recently deceased, especially to her son Fred and granddaughter Sorcha.  The funeral takes place tomorrow at 11.30am in Fairview church.