St. Finians GAA Newsletter 10th February, 2019

February 12, 2019



The Club Planning Workshop held on Thursday night was a huge success. The turnout on the night was fantastic. People came out in force to have their say on the future direction of our Club.

The attendee's were arranged into various discussion groups and some key topics were discussed in detail, such as Club Structures, Finances, Juvenile & Adult Games, Communications etc.

There was some great new ideas on the night along with some praise and recognition for the things that we do well and some suggestions on how to improve things.

St Finian's would like to thank Liam Coughlan from the GAA for helping facilitate this event and to Vinny Foley our club co-ordinator for organising such a great night and to everyone that attended on the night. There is no Club without our members & supporters and we are grateful for all your comments and suggestions

You can still have your say by emailing idea's and comments to secretary.stfiniansswords,

The second phase of the development plan, the meeting of our focus groups takes place this Monday the 18th at 7.45pm

Also a special thanks to Charlie Lyons from OKLY Video Productions (086 8805717) for the Photography & Video on the night.

Gallery of Photo's from Workshop (

The St Finian’s minions have been working hard counting all the donations and the final tally for the I’m a Celeb fundraiser from November is finally in:

A whopping  €20,156 was raised.

We would like to thank all our sponsors who generously sponsored the contestants, trials or placed adverts in our booklet.

Thanks to everyone that attended on the night supporting the club and making the night so enjoyable.
Finally, a huge thanks to our 24 brave contestants who really demonstrated their commitment to their GAA Club.

Fundraising is vital for the smooth running of our club.

St Finians GAA Club asks its members, parents & supporters to support its sponsors.

St Finians adult footballers had 2 challenge matches at the weekend.

1st Team Challenge Match
St. Finians 1-14 Na Gaeil Oga 0-6

2nd Team Challenge Match
St Finians 0-8 St Pats Donabate 1-11

All support is welcome for the following Upcoming Fixtures

Clontarf v St Finians S AFL4 Sunday 17/02 in Clontarf @ 10.30am

St Finians S v Cuala AFL9 Sunday 17/02 in Ridgewood @3pm

Congratulations to the Thomas Ashe Minor Boys. They had a superb win on Sunday in their Challenge game against Round Towers

Thomas Ashe Minors photo gallery

Well done to the U12 boys team on 2 fantastic wins today. One at home to Skerries Harps and the other away to O'Dwyers GAA.  Great competitive games.

Well done to the U8 girls who played their first camogie match this season against Whitehall Colmcilles at home.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it as can be seen from the pics.  Click here to see some more pics.

Well done to the u8 boys who played Scoil Ui Chonaill on Saturday at home. Great improvements over the last year with this team.

Club Membership for 2019 is now due.
If you have not already paid - You can pay your membership online through our website or in the Club Office.  If you are paying online, you have an option to spread the payments over 3 months.  All 2019 membership must be paid by the end of February. Click here for online app (

St. Finians is holding a CPSA (Child Protection in Sport Awareness) course at 7pm on the 22nd February.  Please contact Sharon 087 6993477 to book your place on this course.

This is the final call for the National Club Draw tickets. These tickets are vital part of the fundraising for the Club and every penny from tickets sold stay in our club and with the team benefiting the members directlyThat is a great reason to buy a ticket...... if not..... there are some spectacular prizes to be won.
If you would like to see what the National Draw is all about see the following...GAA NATIONAL DRAW (

Tickets available from the Club house or all Team Managers / Coaches.

The Nursery / Academy is on every Saturday morning.  Nursery is at 10am and Academy is at 11.30.  Looking forward to seeing you all.  All new members very welcome from 4 years of age upwards.

The club lotto on the 9th February, 2019 was €7,000 and the numbers drawn were 7, 11, 14 and 16. There was no winner.Lucky Dip winners of €30.00 each were :
1) Shay & Denise,
2) Rosaleen, David, Sofia
3) Jennifer Ryan
4) Mick O'Carroll
Next weeks jackpot is €7,100.  Good luck everyone!

You can get Lotto envelopes in the Clubhouse, Peacocks Lounge & Bar, Rivervalley Post Office.  Of course, you can play lotto online on the St Finian's website or by clicking on the following link : ST. FINIANS LOTTO (
The Lotto Draw will takes place in the Coffee Shop every Saturday at 1.00pm.

The Club Shop is open from 7pm to 9pm every Wednesday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm.  Check out the latest price list on the Club website ( .
The Coffee Shop is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm.  Everyone is welcome! Come enjoy the cakes, cuppa and a chat!

There are a variety of classes in the evenings in our Club house.
Please see our website for further details of activities.

Please contact Rebecca (087 752 1674) if you like to improve your fitness through Irish Dance on a Tuesday evening from 7-8pm

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to (

Yours in Sport,

St Finian's GAA PRO's

Denise McDermott & Lisa Cassidy

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