News Archive 2011


January 06, 2011

At last we able to announce that our new website is live.  We have being having a couple of technical problems making the transition so thanks for your patience.  We still have a couple of minor technical issues which we are hoping will be resolved soon, specifically with the Player Profile and Contact Us sections of the site. We welcome your feedback on anything else you would like to see on the site and in particular we would like to see everyone sign up to Twitter and 'follow' @stfiniansswords - instructions on this are on the website and a link will take you straight to our Twitter and Facebook pages.  Please send any comments or recommendations to The fixtures, results and league tables all refer to 2010 and these will be automatically updated by the County Board once the new year kicks off.  

There is a meeting for all Adult Players in the Clubhouse on Thursday 6th January at 8.00. Membership is now due. Early payment is very important for the club.

Lotto Numbers for 02/01/2011 are 13,18,20,24, No winner. €50 winners were D.O'Gorman and Chris Smith. Next Lotto Jackpot will be €1,100. 


January 07, 2011

The gradings for all teams from age Under 8 to Under 12 have been released as follows below.


These gradings will be discussed at a County CCC1 Delegate Committee meeting on Monday 17th  January in Parnell Park at 8pm.


A draw for the Groups for the U11 & U12 Blitz Divisions will take place on the night.

January 07, 2011


February 14, 2011

St.Finians GAA Club Notes 13/02/11

Tickets for the Garda Band Concert taking place in the Community Centre in Feb. 22 at 8.00pm are now on sale in the Clubhouse or contact Ann O'Connor 087 6109452. Adult €10, Children €5. Book your tickets early for what promises to be a very enjoyable show.

Well done to the U-11 team who got off to a winning start to the new season. Hopefully the weather will be kinder next weekend and allow all our teams to play.

Tickets for the Dublin Spring Series in Croke Park will be available from Tuesday for collection at the Clubhouse.

Our new website is live. Please visit at The website is regularly updated and is a valuable resource in keeping in touch with club. Rooms are available for hire at the Clubhouse. Contact any of the committee

The Club Lotto is a vital source of income for the club. €2 buys a ticket and if members could buy a ticket weekly it would greatly assist in the running of the club. When the Jackpot is not won there is a draw for two prizes of €50. Tickets are available at the Clubhouse, Post Office, and Community Centre. The winning numbers this week, 13/02/2011, are 2,19,21,23. There was no Jackpot winner. €50 winners were Declan Torsney and Bridie McCann. Next week's Lotto Jackpot will be €1,700. Give it a go!


January 06, 2011

Congratulations to the U-16 Coláiste Choilm Hurling team that won the Dublin D championship for the first time in 20 years. No fewer than 9 members of St.Finian's were part of the victory and the team was captained by our own Phil Lennon. Well done lads.

The St.Finians U-16 Hurlers had a good result away to Crumlin. Two goals by Jack Murray helped secure a two point win in a thriller of a match

The Executive Committee are seeking nominations for Club Person of the Year 2010. Nomination forms are available to Club Members in the Club House and must be returned by 8.00p.m. on Monday 14th March.

The DVD recording of the fashion show is available to buy for €10 from the Club Shop. Please send an email to if you would like to book a copy.

The ‘Wine & Cheese Night' is fast approaching. It takes place in the Club House on Sat 26th March. Numbers are strictly limited so get you ticket early.

The Saturday morning coffee shop is open again. It's a great place for the adults and kids to meet and there is always a selection of homemade buns and cakes available and the Club Shop will be open.

€1,000 has been added to the Jackpot for the Club Lotto so next week's jackpot will be €3,300. The numbers for 13/03/11were 1,7,17,18. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Richard Lysaght and Nickie, Dylan and Callum. Support the club. Lotto tickets only cost €2.


January 06, 2011

Dear St. Finians Member,

The Executive Committee have decided to provide a space on the website for members who would like to advertise their skills. The listing will be similar to that in the Swords Trade Directory which is published annually by the Brackenstown Scouts.  If interested please forward your details including a suitable category to  It is hoped that this will prove be a useful resource for those advertising and others within the club requiring a particular service. If you haven't done so yet, pay a visit to the club website at  The site is regularly updated with the latest club news and images.


Category: Landscaping

Name:  Peter Moss & Sons

Address: GreenAcres, Swords, Co.Dublin

Brief Description: Garden planning and installation. Specialists in Patio installation 

Contact Tel: (087)1111222

Email address

Website(if any):

Logo: Attach file


March 28, 2011

The Adult Footballers lost out to Whitehall & Bank of Ireland respectively at the weekend. The Intermediate Football team have a Cup Match on Thursday evening against St.Margarets in St.Margarets. Throw-In is at 7.30.

A very enjoyable ‘Wine & Cheese Night' took place in the Clubhouse on Saturday evening. It was great to see so many new faces in the club. Once again many thanks to the highly active and innovative ‘Events Committee' for all their hard work. Check out the website in the Events Section of the Photo Gallery for some shots from event.

The American Tea Party is a big hit every year and is a great way for the newer members to meet up and get to know other parents and some of the older members. It's coming up soon on Saturday 16th April. Above all it's a social night and only costs €10. We hope that every team will host a table and that parents will come along with their favourite dish.

The DVD recording of the fashion show is available to buy for €10 from the Club Shop. Please send an email to if you would like to book a copy.

The Saturday morning coffee shop is open again. It's a great place to meet people and there is always a selection of homemade buns and cakes available.

The Club Lotto numbers for 27/03/11were 6,16,21,24. There was no winner of the jackpot worth €3,500. The €50 winners were Jene McGill and Gay Cawley. Next week the Jackpot will be €3,700.


April 04, 2011

The Intermediate footballers had a good win at St.Margaret's in the cup in midweek. There were excellent performances from some of the younger players in particular. The Adult Hurlers match did not take place on Sunday morning and the Minor Footballers had a good win in a cracking match against Fingal Ravens.

Special General Meeting to be held on Thursday 7th April 2011 at 9.30pm in the clubhouse.

Gaelic4Mothers continues every Thursday night in the Community Centre at 9 o'clock.

New members welcome. Come along and learn the skills of the game, get fit and meet new friends.

Check your garage and attic - A collection of equipment will take place on Saturday 9th April. Mentors are asked to bring equipment they no longer need or have grown out of, back to the clubhouse to be re-distributed. This initiative has already brought valuable ‘forgotten' equipment back into use. This particularly applies to former mentors and underage teams moving through the Go-games levels. Have you any old Hurley's that you have grown out of for example. We can use them. Footballs, bottles, cones, anything.....we can re-use them. Clearing out your shed or attic.......check that dark corner.

Our Tea Party is taking place in the Community Centre on 16th April. This is always a great social occasion with great food and a disco to follow. Join up with a few friends and host a table. The idea behind the tea party is that food is shared at the table. Each person brings part of the meal e.g. starter. Main course or dessert. Some of our teams have parents who have come from abroad. Why not cook your national dish and bring it along? Above all it's a social night and only costs €10. We hope that every team will host a table, particularly the parents of the underage teams. Further enquiries available from club office.

Easter is fast approaching and that means camps. The kids love them and they are great for skills improvement. Booking your place early really helps those planning the camps so register early if possible but come on the day in any case.

The Coffee shop is now open on Thursday mornings at 10.30. It's still open on Saturday as usual. Drop in.

Jimmy Desay is the new Caretaker in the Clubhouse and this will really help in the day to day running of the Clubhouse. Say hello to Jimmy the next time you are in.

The Club Lotto numbers for 03/04/11were 1,4,13,16. There was no winner of the jackpot worth €3,700. The €50 winners were John Murtagh and Anne Murphy. Next week the Jackpot will be €3,900.


December 12, 2011

The St. Finian's Christmas Fair was a great success, plenty of people dropped in to say hello, have a cup of coffee, browse and buy some of the products on sale. Santa made an appearance and was dropped to the Clubhouse by our good friends An Garda Síochána. Santa was assisted by our very own Alison Halpin and Grace Murray who helped him distribute goody bags to all the children who visited him. The Christmas Cake was won by one of the stallholders who got involved in supporting our Club on the day. Many thanks to all who gave, visited and bought on the day. Photos of those that met Santa are available on our website in the Events Gallery. Events Gallery.

Tickets (€10 each) are on sale for our Bumper Christmas Draw with €1,000 first prize. They are available from the club office or any committee members. The draw will take place on Thursday 15th December in Peacocks. Please make sure all sold tickets are returned to the office before Wednesday evening at the latest.

The Club Christmas Night is being held on Thursday 15th in Peacocks from 8.30pm. Please come along and say thanks to the many mentors and helpers who make the club operate so smoothly. Free entry for all.

The Club Lotto numbers for 11/12/2011 were: 5, 9, 17, 21. Jackpot was €2,700 and there was no winner. €50 winners were Maureen Reen and Aimee Hender. Next week's jackpot will be €2,800.

If you know of any club members that would like to receive updates and news for the Club please ask them to send an email to

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December 18, 2011

The Executive Committee are delighted to announce the appointment of Denis O'Keeffe as Chairman of the Club for 2012.   We wish Denis the best of luck in his second spell as Club Chairman.  Full details of the 2012 Committee can be found on our website in the Committee Section.

We are also pleased to announce the appointment of our new Adult Football Team Manager, Stephen Carslake.  We wish Stephen lots of success in the coming year.  He will be meeting all adult and minor players on Tuesday evening 20th of December in the Clubhouse

The Fashion Show DVD is now available for €10, you can order yours by sending an email to   A small number of DVD's will be available in the Club Shop but please place your order by email.

The Juvenile Section will be carrying out Bag Packing on Thursday and Friday next (22nd and 23rd Dec) in Supervalu Boriomhe.

We would also like to wish all our members a Happy Christmas and best wishes for a healthy and successful 2012.

Remember, if you would like to work off some of the Christmas excesses, we will be having the annual Married vs Singles football match on St Stephens Day at 11am in Nevinstown.

The Lotto Jackpot was €2,800 and the numbers drawn were 9, 10, 14, 16. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Linda Dolan and Jen Byrne. Next week's Jackpot will be €3,000.

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