News Archive 2012

CLUB NOTES 07/02/2012

The 2012 season commenced with matches for our Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 footballers. The Under 12's were the only team to record a win but the Under 16's did start with a draw.

Camogie section registration day takes place next Saturday 11th February at 2pm in the club house. All parents and players are invited to attend. Please remember to bring your membership forms. Light refreshments will be served. Mentors will be on hand to answer any questions.

Well done to our under 10 camogie teams who achieved their first victories at Gormanston yesterday scoring 10 goals and 3 goals respectively. Our Under 12 Camogie team also recorded a good wins at the Gormanston indoor tournament on Sunday.

Yes it's true, the Kerry Senior footballers did have a pre-match training session on our pitch in Nevinstown on Saturday. The players needed a pitch to do a bit of stretching and kicking. Many thanks to all the lads who signed autographs and posed for pictures.

We remind all teams that the Club will be taking part in the St Patricks Day Parade in Swords and each team will be represented. Ideas relating to a theme to use in the Parade are more than welcome.

Member registration is due, please ensure fees are paid as soon as possible.

The Lotto Jackpot was €3,500. The number drawn were 3, 10, 12, 16. No winner. The €50 winners were Joan O'Neill and Helen Campbell. Next weeks jackpot will be €3,600

CLUB NOTES 02/01/2012

January 03, 2012

Best wishes to all our members, supporters and sponsors for a successful 2012.

Our new Adult Football Team Manager, Stephen Carslake advises that Adult and Minor training recommences on Tuesday 03/01 at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. A further session will take place on Thursday evening at 7pm in Sportslink. Players are also advised that an outdoor session will take place on Saturday morning at 8am in Rivervalley.

The Club Lotto Jackpot was €3000 and there was no winner, The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 11, 22. The €50 winners were Jackie Caul and Dominic Harris. Next week's jackpot will be €3100.

Please download and complete the membership and registration form from our website (downloads section). Completed forms should be sent to the Club office.

Fashion Show DVD's are still available for €10 from the Club Shop or by emailing info@stfinians.com

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CLUB NOTES 09/01/2012

January 09, 2012

Mentors are reminded that pitches in Rivervalley are closed for training or matches until January 14th.

Gaelic4Mothers resumes this Thursday night at 9pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome. No previous experience needed. Come along, get fit, meet new friends and above all have a good laugh.

We would like add some more player profiles to the club website and therefore we need our adult (and over 16) players, male and female, to complete the player profile form on our website and return it with a profile picture to info@stfinians.com.

Membership for 2012 is now due and early return of the completed forms, available from the downloads section of our website, along with the appropriate fee would be much appreciated. Remember, players are not insured unless they are registered with the County Board.

The Fashion Show DVD is still available for €10, please send an email to info@stfinians.com if you would like a copy. Limited number of copies available from the Club Shop.

Club Lotto Draw 08/01/12: Jackpot was €3,100, numbers drawn were 6, 13, 16, 18 and there was no winner. The €50 prize winners were Fintan Lalor and Mary Corr. Next week's jackpot is €3,200.

CLUB NOTES 09/01/2012

January 09, 2012

Mentors are reminded that pitches in Rivervalley are closed for training or matches until January 14th.

Gaelic4Mothers resumes this Thursday night at 9pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome. No previous experience needed. Come along, get fit, meet new friends and above all have a good laugh.

We would like add some more player profiles to the club website and therefore we need our adult (and over 16) players, male and female, to complete the player profile form on our website and return it with a profile picture to info@stfinians.com.

Membership for 2012 is now due and early return of the completed forms, available from the downloads section of our website, along with the appropriate fee would be much appreciated. Remember, players are not insured unless they are registered with the County Board.

The Fashion Show DVD is still available for €10, please send an email to info@stfinians.com if you would like a copy. Limited number of copies available from the Club Shop.

Club Lotto Draw 08/01/12: Jackpot was €3,100, numbers drawn were 6, 13, 16, 18 and there was no winner. The €50 prize winners were Fintan Lalor and Mary Corr. Next week's jackpot is €3,200.

CLUB NOTES 15/01/2012

January 16, 2012

There will be a Table Quiz on Thursday 26th of January in Peacocks lounge at 9pm. The Quiz-master will be Liam Curran and the entry fee is €20 per table of four.

Tickets for the National League Spring Series can be ordered through the Club. Fixture details are shown below, please drop an email to stfiniansgaaswords@dublin.ie or info@stfinians.com if you wish to place an order for tickets.

Pre-season training is ongoing with challenge matches being organised to sharpen up the teams before the season kicks off.

The Lotto Jackpot was €3,200 and the numbers drawn were 7,13,19, 20. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Irene O'Brien and Eamon McGill. Next week's jackpot will be €3,300.

Membership registration fees are due and the forms are available from our website downloads section on www.stfinians.com.

Fashion Show DVD's are available at the Club Shop (€10 each)

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Spring Series Fixtures

The two Saturday games will be played under lights.

Ticket Prices:

3 Match Packages:

Stand: Adult €30, Juvenile €10

Hill 16: Adult €30 - no concessions for juveniles

Wheelchair: €30

Single Game Tickets:

Stand: Adult €13, Juvenile €5

Hill 16: Adult €13 - no concessions for Juveniles

Wheelchair: €13


CLUB NOTES 23/01/2012

January 29, 2012

There will be a Table Quiz on Thursday 26th of January in Peacocks lounge at 9pm. The Quiz-master will be Liam Curran and the entry fee is €20 per table of four.

Tickets for the National League Spring Series can be ordered through the Club. Fixture details are shown below, please drop an email to stfiniansgaaswords@dublin.ie, ring 8132656 or contact any committee member, if you wish to place an order for tickets. Ticket applications close on January 25th.

The Ladies Football team are looking for new recruits for the coming season. Contact Brian Fetherston bfed@hotmail.com or 0866041200 if interested.

The All Ireland trophy Sam Maguire will be coming to St. Finians on Sunday March 4th at 3pm. We will be looking for all teams up to get their team photo taken from 3pm onwards.

We are holding a White Collar Boxing event on Friday the 13th of April at the Wright Venue. We are looking for boxers from all sections of the club. We already signed 6 ladies, 10 senior footballers and 6 hurlers and we're inviting anyone who may be interested in boxing to contact Grace Murray or info@stfinians.com. We need 30 fighters in total. Full training will be provided over six weeks in the lead up to the fight night.

Forty children from the nursery, Under 10 and 12s enjoyed a fun filled afternoon in Killester when the Camogie section had their annual outing to the Panto. Our Juvenile Chairman, Pat Farrell, was the star attraction and once again put on a great performance. Many thanks to Freda Farrell for organising buses and tickets.

The indoor hurling tournament in Gormanston started this weekend and will run for 5 weeks. Our Under 8's juvenile and Under 10 and 12 camogie teams are taking part.

The Lotto Jackpot was €3,300 and the numbers drawn were 7, 11, 13, 23. There was no winner. The €50 winners were John Murtagh and Michael Beirne. Next week's jackpot will be €3,400.

The Coffee Shop has re-opened on Saturday mornings from 11am. Come and have a cuppa, sit and chat to friends and make use of your clubhouse. Keep warm on the sideline by availing of our take away service.

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CLUB NOTES 29/01/2012

January 30, 2012

The Club will be taking part in the Swords St Patrick's Day Parade and we are looking for ideas and/or vehicles that could be used as part of our float. Please contact any member of the Committee if you have any ideas.

Our Under 8 Hurlers played their first match at the Gormanston indoor tournament. A good performance was put in by all our budding stars.

Don't forget that the Boot Swap is available over in the Clubhouse on a Saturday morning. Just bring your (cleaned) old boots and feel free to take a replacement pair for a small donation of €2. Just make sure the size is clearly marked on the boots you leave. The boot swap is on the landing upstairs. While you're there, why not drop into the Coffee Shop and treat yourself.

The White Collar Boxing event date has changed to Friday April 13th in The Wright Venue. If you would like to be one of the boxers please send an email to info@stfinians.com.

The Lotto jackpot was €3,400 and the numbers drawn were 10, 12, 13, 24. No winner. The €50 winners were Karl Kiernan and Michelle McEvoy. Next week the jackpot will be €3,500.

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CLUB NOTES 13/02/2012

February 13, 2012

The Under 12 Camogie team had another great win in Gormanston on Sunday, well done girls.

The Adult footballers had their first fixture last Thursday against St Margarets. Under difficult conditions both teams contributed to an exciting match that ended with St Margarets scoring the winning point with the last kick of the game.

Congratulations to David Hattie and Aaron Cullen who played for the Fingal team that beat Armagh to win the Kehoe Shield Final on Sunday.

The Club Pitch co-ordinator is James Devlin. Please give James a call if you have any questions regarding pitch availability.

Sam Maguire will be coming out to the Club on Sunday March 4th and each team will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the cup.

We are running a Fantasy Cheltenham competition and tickets (€20) can be got from any committee member.

The Lotto jackpot was €3,600 and the numbers drawn were 3, 7, 8, 22. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Eamonn Murphy and Ger Mohan. Next weeks jackpot will be €3,700.

Please ensure you get your 2012 membership registration completed as soon as possible.

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CLUB NOTES 20/02/2012

February 23, 2012

The Juvenile Football season started in full on Saturday and wins were recorded by our Under 12 and Under 14 teams.

Our Adult Hurlers had their first match of the season but were beaten by Parnells.

The Sam Maguire Trophy will be making an appearance in the club on the afternoon of Sunday 4th of March. A timetable has been issued to each team in the club to have their picture taken with the trophy.

Preparations are ongoing for the St Patrick's Day Parade so put it in your diary as we need a big turnout on the day.

The St Finian's Ladies Club will launch night this Tuesday at 8.15pm in the Clubhouse, all are welcome.

The Lotto Jackpot was €3,700 and the numbers drawn were 3, 10, 12, 17. There was no winner. the €50 winners were N.F. c/o Peacocks Bar, William and Bella Murphy.

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GAA CLUB NOTES - 26/02/2012

February 27, 2012

A very busy weekend of fixtures brought the club a lot of success with wins for our Intermediate footballers, Junior footballers and our Minor Hurlers. All the pre-season training certainly paid off this weekend. For all adult and juvenile results and fixtures please see our website.

We are hosting an Under 10 Indoor Camogie Tournament on next Saturday 3rd of March from 12 noon to 3pm. Well done to our Under 10 Camogie team on a couple of great results at the Gormanston Indoor tournament.

The Executive Committee are also delighted to report that we have taken possession from Fingal County Council of some new pitches in Ridgewood. The pitches consist of full sized and juvenile pitches and they will help us greatly with the fixture congestion at the weekends.

The Sam Maguire trophy will be visiting the Club next Sunday (March 4th) from 3pm to 6pm. All the teams have been allocated a slot for a team photo. Please come over to the club and get your photo with the cup.

Our White Collar Boxing participants commence their training this week in preparation for Fight Night on Friday April 13th.

Please ensure membership registration is completed as soon as possible

The Lotto Jackpot was €3,800. the numbers drawn were 5, 6, 10, 23. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Ann O'Connor and Jim Austin. Next week's jackpot will be €3,900.

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ST FINIANS HURL REPAIR SERVICE LAUNCHED

February 28, 2012

The Club has arranged for the repair of hurls damaged during matches or training. Details as follows:

St Finians Hurl Repair Procedure 2012

  1. When a Hurl(s) is damaged during a match or training the Adult Player/ Juvenile Parent* contacts the Club Hurl repair person directly (Names & numbers detailed below) and requests a repair of the Hurl.

  2. The Club Hurl repair person will arrange with the Adult Player/ Juvenile Parent a time for the damaged Hurl to be handed in for repair.

  3. The Hurl repair person will then assess whether the Hurl can be reasonably repaired.

  4. If the Hurl can be repaired internally by the club hurl repair person(s) the repair will be complete within one week.

  5. When the Hurl is repaired the Club Hurl repair person will repair the Hurl and contact the Player/ Juvenile Parent arranging a time for collection of the repair.

  6. The player/ Juvenile Parent will then collect the Hurl from the Club Hurl repair person and pay a refundable €5.00 charge.

  7. The Club Hurl repair person will give a receipt to the Player/ Juvenile Parent.

  8. The Adult Player/ Juvenile Parent can then claim a full refund of the €5.00 charge (if a paid up Club member) from the Club office. (Similar to the current Club Physio procedure).

  9. If the Hurl cannot be repaired internally, the Adult Player/ Juvenile Parent will be advised and the Hurl must then be handed into the Club office for repair by an external repair Company/Person. The Club office will organise the repair and contact the player/ Juvenile Parent when the repair is complete.

John Lennon - 087 2540503

Tony Murnane - 086 3618967

* Please note only the parents of players under 16 can contact the Club Hurl repair person directly.

CLUB NOTES 05/03/2012

March 05, 2012

It was a really busy weekend for the Club with lots of events and matches. We hosted an indoor Under 10 Camogie tournament on Saturday with St Finians girls coming out as winners. Our Adult Hurlers won the first match on our new pitch in Ridgewood and our Minor footballers and Under 15 hurlers also had good results on Sunday. On Saturday we had wins for our Under 9's and 14's.

We also had the visit of Sam Maguire on Sunday afternoon when every team had their photo taken with the famous trophy. Lots of these photos will be in the Photo Gallery section of our website (www.stfinians.com) over the next few days.

Our White Collar Boxers have started their training for the fight night on April 13th. We are looking to get as much sponsorship as possible for the fighters so please let the event organisers know if you have any contacts that would like to sponsor a fighter or the event.

Remember that the Club will be participating in the St Patricks Day parade in 2 weeks time.

We are running a Fantasy Cheltenham competition to add some interest to the annual racing festival. Contact any committee member for a ticket.

The Lotto Jackpot was €3,900 and the numbers drawn were 3,12, 15, 24. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Irene Whelan and Patrick Long.

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CLUB NOTES 12/03/2012

March 12, 2012

Our Intermediate Footballers had another fine win at the weekend when they beat St. Sylvesters over in Malahide and now find themselves tied for the lead in Division 3 at this early stage of the season. Goals from Greig Donnelly and Darren Barry, at key moments in the second half, proved crucial in the two point win. The video of both goals is available on our website in the YouTube Videos section.

Our Juvenile teams games returned wins for the Under 14 footballers and our Under 10 Hurlers. The Under 10's remain unbeaten in both football and hurling this season. Keep up the good work.

The club has a float in the St Patricks Day Parade in Swords this Saturday and St Finian himself will be taking part. Please come out and support the club on their walk down Main Street.

Best of luck if you bought a ticket in our Fantasy Cheltenham competition - don't forget to get your entries in before each day's racing.

We must remind everyone that membership registration is due and required as soon as possible. Please complete the attached form and return to the Club office.

The Lotto Jackpot was €4,000 and the numbers drawn were 8, 11, 17, 18. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Kristel Murtagh and Olivia McDonagh. Next week's jackpot will be €4,100.

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U8 CAMOGIE BLITZ

March 31, 2012

It was a big day for the newly formed U8 Camogie Team, they had their first official match while also hosting the first blitz of the season at River Valley pitches. Three clubs turned out, St. Finians, Fingallians and Nh Maurs, we played three matches and the final scoreline for the matches were:

Game 1 St. Finians V Nh Maurs 1 = 0 - 0

Game 2 St. Finians v Fingallians = 1 - 1 ,

Game 3 St. Finians v N Maur 2 = 6 - 2


All the girls played an absolute blinder and fought like warriors in every match. We had massive support on the sideline, everybody came along to lend their support to one of the newest teams in the club, their were mams, dads, grannies, aunties, family friends and even the few doggies cheering the girls on , the vice chairman was also spotted on the sideline lending his support which was very much appreciated.


A big congratulations to the team we are very proud of them and look forward to our further matches!

CLUB NOTES 22/04/2012

April 23, 2012

It was a busy week of fixtures in which we had a great win in the Intermediate Football Championship against Garda, setting up a local derby against Fingallians in the next round. Our Junior Footballers were unlucky to lose the first round Championship match to Parnells by the narrowest of margins. Good wins were recorded by our Ladies Football team, Minor Hurlers, Under 14 and Under 12 Footballers. Some pictures from the Under 14 fixture versus Cuala B are available on the Club website in the Photo Gallery Section

We have a Clothing Collection along with a Cake Sale on Saturday 28th April at 11am. For the Cake Sale you can drop over cakes on Saturday morning from 10.30am. Donations of clothes can be dropped over to the Club on:

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th April from 7.30 - 9pm

Saturday 28th April from 11.00am - 12.30pm

Congratulations to David Hattie and Aaron Cullen who were part of the Fingal Hurling squad that won Allianz Hurling League Division 3A.

The Lotto jackpot was €4,600. The numbers drawn were 12, 15, 19, 22. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Brendan Turley Jr. and Caoimhe Kennedy. Next week's jackpot will be €4,700.

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CLUB NOTES 13/05/2012

May 14, 2012

It was good week for lots of our teams, particularly our Adult Junior Hurling Team who won their second Championship match against St Maurs in Ridgewood on Sunday morning. We would like to wish to Morgan Doran of St Maurs a speedy recovery from the injury sustained during the game.


On Tuesday 15th of May St Finians Women's Club are hosting a social evening starting at 8.15pm when Bernie McNally from Fit-4-u will be giving a talk on fitness. New members can just come along and the cost is €5 which includes a refreshment and nibbles.


The Annual Fun Day has been changed to Saturday 16th of June. More details over the coming weeks.


The Lotto Jackpot was €4,900 and the numbers drawn were 6, 11, 13, 21. There was no Jackpot winner. The €50 winners were Sindy Higgins and Josephine Cunningham, Next week's jackpot will be €5,000


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CLUB NOTES 30/07/2012

August 01, 2012

Another great weekend for our adult footballers with wins for both our Intermediate and Junior football teams. Our Inters beat Ballyboughal on Saturday evening and the Juniors beat Wild Geese on Sunday morning.

We had seven representatives on the Fingal Minor Hurling team that played in the All-Ireland C Hurling Blitz in Monaghan on Saturday July 28th. Fingal managed to win all three games, beating Tyrone, Monaghan and Louth to reach the final of the competition, which will be played over the coming weeks.

The next Dublin SFC match is against Laois and it will be played in Croke Park on Saturday 4th of August at 7pm. It will be part of a double bill, with Mayo and Down kicking off at 5pm. Applications for tickets should be with the office before 10pm on Tuesday July 31st. You can send an email stfiniansgaaswords@dublin.ie or ring the office on 01 813-2656.

The Lotto jackpot was €6,000. The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 15, 22. There was no winner. The €50 winners Con Murphy and Eoin, Cillian, Callum and Evan c/o Mary Murphy. Next week's jackpot will be €6,100.