News Update: August 2nd, 2017

Contents

  • Cúl Camp Success
  • Scoil Dubs
  • Zamda BBQ
  • Other News
  • Meet Sinéad de Búrca
  • Team News
  • Fixtures

Cúl Camp Success

Many thanks to all the coaches, organisers, participants & parents who made last week's Cúl Camp such a success, with 110+ attendees! Special thanks to GPO Thomas Gleeson.

Anyone interested in coaching or participating in camps should contact Games Promotion Officer Thomas

Upcoming Camps:
Multi sports: 
15-18th Aug
Club camp: 21-25th Aug


Scoil Dubs

Well done Hannah Leahy, Caoimhe De Buitlear and Anna Power who played last weekend for the Dublin U17s against Donegal and Kerry. They'll also be playing in the All Ireland blitz on Tuesday the 15th of August in Abbotstown.

Hannah Leahy takes the toss ahead of the Dublin u17s match against Donegal.

Hannah Leahy takes the toss ahead of the Dublin u17s match against Donegal.


Zamda BBQ

Scoilman Pat Fanning and his wife are hosting a BBQ in Enniskerry on September 2nd in aid of Zamda Ireland which supports the running of a school and orphanage in Zambia.


Other News

DUBLIN TICKETS

Reminder tickets ordered to be collected from clubhouse tomorrow Thursday 3rd August after 10pm.

Stag bar staff wanted

Please get in touch if interested in helping out one evening a year

PITCH SIDE ADVERTISING

If you know of a company that might be interested in sponsoring a pitch side banner in Scoil Uí Chonaill grounds Please contact Aidan Mulvey @ 086-1450407 or Killian O'Connell @ 087-2072866 for further information or with potential opportunities.

GOALMOUTHS OFF LIMITS

Work will take place between 31st July and 14th August. Goalmouths will not be available to use during this time.


Meet Sinéad de Búrca 

A true Scoil (Beach) Baller; from nursery, to physio to G4MO...meet Sinéad de Búrca!

A true Scoil (Beach) Baller; from nursery, to physio to G4MO...meet Sinéad de Búrca!

How long have you been involved in Scoil Uí Chonaill?
I’ve been involved with scoil for as long as i can remember, I started in the nursery when aged 3 or 4.

Where do you hail from?
Clontarf

How did you come to be involved in Scoil?
My family joined originally through Scoil Neasáin and because we live locally.

Briefly describe your Scoil career as a player / mentor / contributor, if any.
I’ve played with scoil right up from nursery to the ladies team. I started playing in goal when i was 8 for the u10s and now somehow play full forward with the ladies! I coached at the camps and the nursery for a few years before i finished school and just this year I started helping out with the Gaelic for Mothers and Others team (which, by the way, are always recruiting new players!!).

What would you say you are most known for within Scoil? i.e. what do people associate you with?
I’m probably know as ‘one of the de Búrcas’ more often than not and associated with the ladies team and more recently the GAA for Mothers and Others team following on from our successful Beach Ball fundraiser.

What has been your greatest Scoil moment / achievement?
Being part of Scoil’s first ladies minor team was pretty special and a huge step for the ladies section of the club.

What is your profession / field of study / passion?
I’ve just finished my second year studying Physiotherapy.

What are your favourite hobbies outside of GAA?
Cycling and running

If you could make one addition to Scoil in any way (don’t be restricted by the plausible!), what would it be?
Flood lights around the pitch would be brilliant so we don’t have to steal light from the tennis club in the winter and a big hall on the grounds would be great for winter training.

What is your favourite Scoil ‘quirk’?
I don’t know if it’s a quirk but I love being able to spot the scoil jersey a mile away through any hedge in a park, it’s hard to miss!

If you close your eyes and envisage Scoil in 10 years, what do you see?
I see Scoil growing in numbers and competing competitively at every level, both men and ladies sections, with the same strong sense of community in the club, always welcoming new members.


Team News

Adult Men's Games

The Senior Footballers had a mixed week as they were beaten by St Olafs on Wednesday in Sandyford and earned a hard fought point in a draw on Saturday vs Fingal Ravens in Clontarf; which leaves them in a strong position to secure a playoff spot in AFL2.

The AFL7 side dug deep on Sunday morning to secure two important points in their bid to make playoffs, with an excellent last minute display from the Kennedy brothers, David & Robert, who scored a last ditch goal and point respectively.

The adult teams are now on a break from fixtures for the next few weeks which will allow some recuperation before playoff and championship success is sought as 4 of the 5 teams are still in contention for 6 competitions in this late stage of the season! 

#UpScoil


Fixtures

*Summer break*