News Archive 2014

CLUB NOTES 18/08/2014

August 18,2014

Ticket applications to see Dublin versus Donegal in the All-Ireland semi-final should be with the office by Tuesday evening at 6pm. You can email in your order to StFiniansgaaclubswords@Gmail.com or by calling 01-8132656.


The club Lotto jackpot was €7,100. The numbers drawn were one 1, 12, 17 and 19. There was no jackpot winner. The €50 prize winners were Martin Long and Ciara McDonagh. Next week's jackpot will be €7,200.


In accordance with Rule 8.7 of the Club Constitution the Executive Committee has decided to call a Special General Meeting of Club members on the 28th of August 2014 in the Clubhouse at 9.00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the submission of an All Weather Pitch proposal. All members are requested to attend.


The club has two tickets for each of the for the All-Ireland Hurling and Football finals which can be won by purchasing a ticket in our club draw. Tickets for the draw (€5 each) can be bought from any of the team mentors or committee members.


Our under 12 camogie team spent the weekend camping and playing matches in Tullamore. Great fun was had by all the girls, who are a credit to the club. A big thank you to the coaches and parents who supervised.


The second of our three Summer Camps take place this week. The first camp was a huge success and great fun was had by all the children. Places are still available for next week’s camp (25th-27th August), which can be booked online through our website www.stfinians.com or by contacting the office on 01-8132656.

CLUB NOTES 24/08/2014

August 25, 2014

Our adult footballers restarted their campaigns after the summer break this weekend. Coincidentally, both our Intermediate and Junior teams had games away from home against Nh Olaf. Unfortunately, our Intermediate team came out the wrong side of a heavy defeat on Saturday night. However, the Junior team reversed the result on Sunday morning with a fine victory.


The second of our Summer Camps took place last week. The highlight of the week was an appearance by Dublin senior footballer Eoghan O’Gara, who demonstrated some of his fine skills, signed autographs and posed for photographs. We wish Eoghan and all the Dublin footballers the very best of luck in their all Ireland semi-final next week. Lots of photos from Eoghan's visit are available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StFiniansGAASwords


Our 3 day camp starts on Monday 25th August for boys and girls aged 4-13 years ol d. Registration will take place from 10am Monday in the club office.


The club is raffling a pair of tickets for both the hurling and football All-Ireland finals. Tickets are €5 each and are available from team mentors and committee members, or by dropping into the club office.


Members have been called to a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Thursday 28th of August, with one item on the agenda. The Executive Committee are seeking discussion on the future development of Club infrastructure, including the possibility of providing an all-weather pitch. The club has grown significantly in the 30 years since its foundation and members are encouraged to come along to the SGM to be part of the discussion regarding what is possible and what it will take to deliver even better facilities for current and future members.


The lotto jackpot was €7,200 this week. The numbers drawn were 5, 11, 14, 15. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the €50 lucky dip prizes were Tony & Collette Kiernan and Jonathon Keyes. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,300.

CLUB NOTES 01/09/2014

September 01, 2014

The big news this week is the outcome from the Special General Meeting, held last Thursday night, to discuss the possibility of embarking on a development program to deliver an all-weather, floodlit pitch. The meeting approved the commencement of discussions with the board and management of Loreto School, with a view to agreeing the delivery of a new pitch facility in the grounds of the school. A Working Group was formed on the night, to examine what is required to achieve this significant development. Expect to hear much more on this in the coming weeks and months.


There was disappointment on the pitch for the Dublin senior and minor footballers at the weekend, however there was success elsewhere for Dublin players when the Dublin Under 16 hurlers won the Arrabawn tournament for the first time ever. St Finian's GAA Club was represented on the county team by Conor Lennon. We send huge congratulations to Conor on this fine achievement.


The Dublin senior lady footballers enjoyed success in the semi-final of the all Ireland championship, beating Galway to secure a place in the All-Ireland final, where they will face either Armagh or Cork on September 28th. Congratulations to all the girls in blue.


Our own Gaelic for Mothers team took part in a blitz in Kinnegad over the weekend and, despite being without star player Anne O'Connor, great performances and lots of fun were the order of the day.


We are raffling our two season tickets for the All-Ireland hurling and football finals. Make sure all your Tipperary, Kilkenny, Kerry and Donegal relatives are in the draw. Tickets are available from team mentors, committee members and through the Club Office: stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or 01-8132656.


The Club Lotto jackpot was €7,300 and the numbers drawn were 2, 6, 19, 20. There was no jackpot winner. The €50 lucky dip prizes went to Phil Farrell John Tierney. Next week's jackpot will be €7,400.

CLUB NOTES 08/09/2014

September 08, 2014

We had a really busy weekend of fixtures, now that all the teams are back after the Summer break. There were great performances among many of the juvenile and adult teams. All results are available on our club website.


The lotto jackpot was €7,400 and the numbers drawn were 11, 15, 16, 24. There was no winner of the jackpot. The two €50 lucky dip winners were Christine Davis and Lucy Blackwell. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,500.


We have our two Croke Park season tickets for the All-Ireland football final up for grabs in our draw on 17th September. Tickets for the draw are available from team mentors, committee members and from the office. We have also made it possible to buy tickets online through a link on our homepage (www.stfinians.com). Please use all social media routes to advertise the availability of tickets through our website facility.


Members who wish to purchase tickets for the All-Ireland Football Final and/or the Hurling replay should notify the club office by phone on 01-8132656 or by email at stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com, before next Friday (12/09) at 5pm.

CLUB NOTES 15/09/2014

September 14, 2014

The St Finians GAA Mini-leagues commence on Monday 15th of September with hurling/camogie matches taking place each evening this week from 6pm. The leagues are open to boys and girls aged 6 The St Finians GAA Mini-leagues commence on Monday 15th of September with hurling/camogie matches taking place each evening this week from 6pm. The leagues are open to boys and girls aged 6 – 12 years. Entry for next week’s football leagues can be registered in the Clubhouse next Saturday (20th of September) at a cost of €5 per child.


Our minor footballers had their first championship game this weekend and registered an eight point win over St Peters in The Naul.


The raffle for 2 All-Ireland Football Final tickets takes place on 17/09, with tickets being available from team mentors, committee members and online through our homepage www.stfinians.com. Entry into the raffle will also include a ticket in the raffle for two seats at the All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay.


The Lotto jackpot was €7,500 this week and the numbers drawn were 4, 7, 18, 22. There was no jackpot winner. The winners of the €50 lucky dip prizes were Eamonn Murphy and Louise Mateer. Next week’s jackpot will be €7,600.

CLUB NOTES 21/09/2014

September 21, 2014

Both our adult football teams had emphatic wins over the weekend, the Inters beating St Marks in Ridgewood on Saturday night and the Juniors beating Ranelagh Gaels on Sunday morning. Both games had standout performances and of particular note were a couple of goals, one by Warren Hanley, for the Inters, and one of the two by Michael Keating in the Junior game on Sunday morning.


Our minor hurlers also had a great win on Sunday morning when they beat Na Fianna in their first championship match.


Another notable performance came from the Under 12 girls football team, who had a huge win over Clann Mhuire on Sunday. The amazing fact about this result is that the girls scored thirty times, yes thirty times, in this game. Well done to all the girls


The hurling mini-leagues were run over the last week and were a big success, with lots of high quality hurling on display. The football mini-leagues will take place at 6pm each evening from Monday to Thursday this coming week.


Supervalu Boriomhe presented the Club with €1,200 worth of training gear on Thursday last. It was part of their recent promotion to reward customers by offering support to local sports clubs.​


The lotto jackpot was €7,600 this week. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 6, 15. There was no jackpot winner. The €50 winners were Alan Gorman and Aaron Caul. Next week the jackpot will be €7,700.

CLUB NOTES 05/10/2014

October 06, 2014

Our Under 12 boys had a busy footballing week. Starting off with a defeat to Kilmacud Crokes on Monday night, they regrouped with a good win out in Lucan Sarsfield's on Friday. Saturday was final Div. 3 match against Erin's Isle. Leading by one point at half time, the lads (and lady) put in a scintillating performance in the second half scoring 5-15 to win comfortably.


The minor hurlers had a great championship win over Wild Geese on Sunday afternoon by a score of 3-08 to 0-08. The low score by the opposition was down to great defense by Rob Emmett and Sean White.


The Annual General Meeting of the club will take place on October 30th at 9pm in the Clubhouse. Nominations to serve on the Executive Committee shall be by any two Full Members whose membership fees are paid up to date. All nominations and motions should be submitted by 09/10/2014 and addressed to the Club Secretary at the Clubhouse.


The Margaret Harris River Valley sponsored walk for the Irish Cancer Society will take place on Saturday 11th October. Walkers will be meeting at Peacock’s Steakhouse at 1.30pm and the walk will commence at 2.30pm. Details and sponsorship cards from Margaret on 087 2213605


Our lotto jackpot this week was €7,800 and the numbers drawn were 1, 2, 16, 21. There was no jackpot winner. The €50 winners were Mick Farrell and Charlotte. Next week's jackpot will be €7,900.

CLUB NOTES 26/10/14

October 27, 2014

Our Junior footballers face a relegation play-off versus Naomh Olaf next Sunday (02/11) at home in Ridgewood at 11am. Let’s see a huge turnout of support for the lads.


The Minor footballers had a huge championship win on Sunday versus Raheny and now face a big match versus St Peregrines in their last group game. The winner progresses to the semi-final.


The Under 12 camogie girls played a blitz on Saturday between St Brigids and Skerries Harps. The girls won three of their four games.


St Finians U7's hosted Sylvester's from Malahide on Saturday morning in River​Valley for six hurling matches in great conditions. The boys really showcased the skills they have been working on over the past couple of months, winning a number of the matches. They have played matches against Sylvester's, Binn Eadair, Trinity Gaels and O'Dwyers over the past few weeks in both football and hurling. Training in the hall Thursdays at 18.00. All boys born in 2007 welcome.


The Annual General Meeting is being held on next Thursday (30/10) at 9pm in the Clubhouse.


The lotto jackpot was €8,100 and the numbers drawn were 1, 3, 8, 15. There was no winner. The €50 winners were Eimear Wright and Jennifer & Niall Bone. Next week's jackpot will be €8,200.


CLUB NOTES 16/11/2014

November 17, 2014

The lotto jackpot was €8,400 this week and the numbers drawn were 7, 16, 20, 24. There was no jackpot winner. The €50 winners were Sean O'Neill and Mark J. Ryan. Next week's jackpot will be €8,500. Don't forget you can pick up a lotto ticket through our website http://www.stfinians.com.


The Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 13th of December in the Clubhouse.


The Coffee Stop re-opened last Saturday and it proved very popular, with the good attendance enjoying a cuppa and a chat. The menu will be slightly more extensive next week as a result of customer feedback.


The GAA National Draw will take place early in 2015, with the tickets going on sale this week. The club uses 100% of the funds raised through this draw for development of club facilities, with all the excellent prizes being supplied by the GAA. Tickets (€10) are available from team mentors and committee members. Full details of the fantastic prize list can be seen in the attached image.

CLUB NOTES 07/12/2014

December 11, 2014

The Lotto Jackpot of €8,700 remains intact, with numbers drawn as 1, 8, 9, 12. Next week's Jackpot will be €8,800. The €50 winners were Chloe Doyle and Gerry Drumm.


Congratulations to all the award winners at the Club Awards night and many thanks to all those who helped to organise the night, particularly Fiona Peacock.


The Christmas Fair takes place next Saturday December 13th in our Clubhouse. There is still room for one more stallholder if you know of anyone interested.


Please ensure as many tickets as possible are returned (sold) to the club office for processing to Croke Park. Please put a special effort into the sale of these tickets as they are an important part of the club's fundraising activities. Tickets can also be bought online through our webpage www.sfinians.com.


Annual membership fees are now due. We have an online payment facility which allows fees to be paid electronically or in smaller chunks over 4 months, if you wish to spread the cost. Registration forms can be downloaded from our website or picked up in the Clubhouse.


On behalf of the Executive committee we wish to extend deepest sympathies to the family of first-team manager Barry Moore, on the passing of Barry's mother, may she Rest in Peace

CLUB NOTES 21/12/2014

December 22, 2014

The Executive Committee wishes all our members, friends and supporters, at home and abroad, a Happy and Peaceful Christmas. Hopefully Santa will bring lots of football boots, hurls, gloves, socks, shorts or whatever is needed to ensure a successful 2015 on the GAA field.


The annual Married vs Singles football match will take place on St Stephens Day at 11am in Nevinstown. Everyone is welcome, so come along and participate or support the efforts of those who want to work off the Christmas dinner.


The lotto jackpot this week was €8,900 and the numbers drawn were 1, 10, 20, 24. There was no jackpot winner. The €50 Lucky Dip winners were Maeve Brehony and D Daniels, with Siobhan O'Hagan picking up the special €50 prize for those who purchase their lotto tickets through our on-line system. Next week the jackpot will be €9,000. If you're still looking for that last minute Christmas gift, don't forget you can gift a ticket or subscription for our lotto through the on-line system on our homepage http://www.stfinians.com.


The GAA National Draw tickets also make a nice 'stocking-filler' with some amazing prizes on offer. Tickets are €10 and are available from any team mentor or committee member. Tickets can also be bought through our club website.