News Archive 2017

CLUB NOTES 1ST JANUARY 2017

December 31, 2016

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. Imagine what you could do with the jackpot of €1500 to clear the Christmas bills!

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 23rd December was €1700 and the numbers drawn were 2, 7, 10, 24. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Carmel Degnan, Eimear Wright, Carol McDonald & Patricia Murray.

The club lotto jackpot on the 30th December was €1800 and the numbers drawn were 12, 15, 18, 24. There was no winner. Lucky Dip winners of €25 were Denis O'Keeffe, B Dunne, Frank Egan, D & M Harris. Next week’s jackpot is €1900.

The Club will be running a Foundation Level Coaching course early in the new year. It is mandatory for all coaches working with juveniles to complete this course. Date, time & venue TBA. Please contact GPO James Devlin 0864000324 to register your interest.

Congratulations to Emma Howe and Teegan Comber from the Under 15s LGFA team who have made the under 14 Dublin LGFA panel for 2017.

Please support the National Club Draw, €10 per ticket. Tickets are available from Team mentors or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club. Details of Prizes are on www.gaa.ie/nationalclubdraw .

Please note that River Valley & Ridgewood pitches will be closed until Sunday 15th January 2017. The first match of 2017 will be played on Saturday 21st January.

http://www.fingalcoco.ie/community-and-leisure/sports-and-fitness/pitches/playabilityofpitches/

AIB will donate €50 to St Finians GAA Club for all new home insurance customers. When you get your policy number click on the link on the Club Facebook page to fill in the online form and choose St Finians Swords in the Club Drop down box.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 14th January at 10am & 11.30am respectively after the Christmas break.

Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website.

If you want to be kept up to date with the latest club news, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie or check out the club Facebook page St Finians Swords. Please send news items, fixtures or results to be included in the Club Notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm at the latest on Sunday evenings as that’s the deadline for publishing in the newspapers.

CLUB NOTES 8TH JANUARY 2017

January 07, 2017

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. Imagine what you could do with the jackpot of €1500 to start the New Year!

The Nursery (4-5 year old boys and girls) & Academy (6-7 year old boys and girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 14th January at 10am & 11.30am respectively after the Christmas break as we look forward to using our new equipment. New members are always welcome. We are always looking for parents to become involved in coaching also.

The Club is running a Foundation Level (Football & Hurling) coaching course on Tuesday 17th & Thursday 19th January from 7pm to 10.30pm both evenings in St Margarets GAA club. The course is free to St Finians GAA members/coaches/helpers. Please wear comfortable clothes and runners and bring a pen and notebook. Contact GPO James Devlin 0864000324 to register your interest.

Best of luck to Caroline Brennan from our adult LGFA team who is taking part in the Junior Dubs Star game in DCU St Claires on Sunday at 11.30am.

Best of luck also to Ciara Buchanan from our adult camogie team who is playing her first match as part of the Dublin Premier Junior Panel.

Registration will open soon for the annual Haul D’ Naul cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland which will take place on Sunday 12th March.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 6th January was €1900 and the numbers drawn were 9, 15, 22, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Jacqui Lynch, Ann Day, Emer Harmon. Next week’s jackpot is €2000.

A big thanks to all the hardy annuals who played married v singles match on St Stephens Day and who donated the proceeds to the Irish Cancer Society.

Please support the National Club Draw, €10 per ticket. Tickets are available from Team mentors or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club. Details of Prizes are on www.gaa.ie/nationalclubdraw .

Please note that River Valley & Ridgewood pitches will be closed until Sunday 15th January 2017. The first match of 2017 will be played on Saturday 21st January.

http://www.fingalcoco.ie/community-and-leisure/sports-and-fitness/pitches/playabilityofpitches/

AIB will donate €50 to St Finians GAA Club for all new home insurance customers. When you get your policy number click on the link on the Club Facebook page to fill in the online form and choose St Finians Swords in the Club Drop down box.

Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website.

The coffee shop will reopen Saturday 14th January at 10am, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The club shop will reopen Thursday 12th January from 7pm to 10pm.

If you want to be kept up to date with the latest club news, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie or check out the club Facebook page St Finians Swords. Please send news items, fixtures or results to be included in the Club Notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm at the latest on Sunday evenings as that’s the deadline for publishing in the newspapers.

CLUB NOTES 15TH JANUARY 2017

January 14, 2017

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1500!

GRMA (Go Raibh Maith Agat) is the new GAA Membership Card programme, providing benefits and rewards to GAA members. It is a ‘thank you’ or ‘go raibh maith agat’ for your involvement in St Finians GAA club. Registration for the programme is now open with benefits available from January 2017. When you sign up, you will receive your Membership Card enabling you to avail of partner discounts, special offers and earn points for going to games. Points can be redeemed by individual members or pooled for redemption by GAA clubs.

You will need a 2017 GAA membership number to join GRMA and receive a Membership Card. Membership Cards will only be distributed to members who have signed up to GRMA online https://grma.gaa.ie/.

The programme is only available to adult members (over 18’s).

Club members who wish to join the GRMA Programme can get their membership number from Club Registrar Jean McGill.

Due to huge demand for places, please note that applications have now closed for the Foundation Level coaching course taking place on Tuesday 17th & Thursday 19th January from 7pm to 10.30pm both evenings in St Margarets GAA club. Those attending, please wear comfortable clothes and runners and bring a pen and notebook. Those wishing to attend the next course, please contact GPO James Devlin to register your interest.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 13th January was €2000 and the numbers drawn were 5, 9, 12, 13. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Noel Hogan, Paula Carpenter, Edel Wheeler, Karl Kiernan. Next week’s jackpot is €2100.

Please support the National Club Draw, €10 per ticket. Tickets are available from Team mentors or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club. Details of Prizes are on www.gaa.ie/nationalclubdraw .

The coffee shop is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

Finally a huge well done to the Under 9 boys’ team led by Vincent Brady and his team of coaches who braved the elements and did not let the snow and blizzards get in the way of their first training session of 2017 in ALSAA on Thursday evening! Check out the Club Facebook page for some more photos!

CLUB NOTES 22ND JANUARY 2017

January 22, 2017

Well done to the Junior A hurling team who beat Setanta Hurling Club away in a challenge game on Saturday with an overhead flick goal from Adrian Cahill proving to be the crucial score. Hard luck to the Junior B hurling team who were beaten away by Portmarnock on Sunday.

Well done the Under 8 & Under 9 boys teams who represented the club at the Gormanstown Indoor Tournament.

Congratulations to the 30 newly qualified coaches from St Finians, St Margaret’s & Ballyboughal GAA clubs who completed the foundation coaching course in St Margaret’s GAA Club over two evenings last week as we look forward to the new season where the skills acquired by the coaches can be put into practice. Well done also to GPO James Devlin who as always conducted the course in a professional manner and made it a very enjoyable learning experience for the participants. Please contact James to register your interest for any future courses.

A reminder that subscribed 2017 Club members who wish to join the GAA GRMA Go Raibh Maith Agat benefits and rewards Programme can get their membership number from Club Registrar Jean McGill.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1500!

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 20thth January was €2100 and the numbers drawn were 6, 9, 18, 19. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were B Colgan, Greg Geddes, Grainne Sullivan, Lorna & James Sullivan. Next week’s jackpot is €2200.

Please support the National Club Draw, €10 per ticket. Tickets are available from Team mentors or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club. Details of Prizes are on www.gaa.ie/nationalclubdraw .

The coffee shop is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. There are St Finian's GAA Club Nursery/Academy Kits (Top, shorts & socks) currently on sale in the Club Shop for children age 4 to 9 years of age. Excellent value for €25! Check them out on the Club Facebook page!

CLUB NOTES 29TH JANUARY 2017

January 29, 2017

Well done to the AFL4 & AFL8 teams who both beat Clann Mhuire in challenge games in the Naul on Sunday.

The Dublin County Board are running Juvenile Camogie & Go Games referee courses. The dates and times are on the club Facebook Page and have been circulated by email. Please contact the club referee co-ordinator Emma Keely on 087 9124264 or emmakeely7@gmail.com to register your interest. All applicants must be Garda vetted or at least have the application submitted. Garda ‘e-vetting’ can be done on the GAA website.

Please note that these courses are for Camogie only.

Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.

The Club Registration Day will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday 11th February from 10am to 2pm.

Tickets for the upcoming Dublin GAA Spring Series 2017 in Croke Park can be purchased in SuperValu Boroimhe or online http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/ or http://www.dublingaa.ie/tickets. Details of ticket prices for all 3 fixtures & discounts available are on the Club Facebook page.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 27thth January was €2200 and the numbers drawn were 9, 11, 12, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were John Comey, ‘Shane, Gabi & Sarah’, ‘Cora & Myra’ & Linda Barry. Next week’s jackpot is €2300.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1500!

The coffee shop is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.


CLUB NOTES 5TH FEBRUARY 2017

February 05, 2017

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. Congratulations to Eimear Harmon was the winner of the €1500 jackpot on Friday night. Eimear has being a regular player since the club bingo started. Although the jackpot was won on Friday night there still is a chance to walk away with a jackpot of €1000 with a guaranteed €1000 in prize money next week.

Hard Luck to the AFL4 team who were beaten by St Marks in Nevinstown. Congratulations to the Under 15 LGFA team who had a great win over Castleknock in a fantastic team performance.

The following coaches have been appointed by the Executive Committee:

LGFA & Camogie –

U8 LGFA Aidan Morrissey, U8 Camogie Kevin Cornally

U9 LGFA & Camogie Alan Murray

U10 LGFA & Camogie Keith Cahill

U11 LGFA & Camogie Robert Caffrey

U13 LGFA Paul Timothy, U13 Camogie Fiona Cronin

U14 LGFA Eoin O’Connor

U15 LGFA Sean Halpin, U15 Camogie Nuala Halpin

Juvenile Boys -

U8 Football & Hurling Mark Boyd

U9 Football & Hurling Vincent Brady

U10 Football & Hurling Ian Fahey

U11 Football & Hurling Kevin McManus

U12A Football & Hurling Ciaran Crosbie

U12B Football & Hurling Barry Shelly

U13 Football & Hurling Paul Dever

U15 Football & Hurling Niall Comber

Adult Football 1st Team Aidan Morrissey & Tony McDonough

Adult Football 2nd Team Hugh Smith, Denis O’Keeffe, Andrew McAllister

Adult Hurling Jim Shelly & Gene Griffin

Adult LGFA Martin Halpin & Ken O’Shaughnessy

Adult Camogie John Ryan & Aidan Morris.

The contact details for the coaches are available under the Team Info menu on the club website http://www.stfinians.com. The Executive Committee would like to wish the coaches every success for 2017.

Thanks as always to Ronan Lynch from Lynch Design www.lynchdesign.ie, Brookdale Park and Shay Leetham, in Image Vision Printing www.imagevision.ie Airside who designed and printed the flyers respectively with the team contacts for the Club Registration Day which will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday 11th February from 10am to 2pm.

Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.

AIB will donate €50 to St Finians GAA Club for all new home insurance customers. When you get your policy number click on the link on the Club Facebook page to fill in the online form and choose St Finians Swords in the Club Drop down box. There will be some representatives from AIB in the clubhouse with a stand at the Club Registration day on Saturday 11th February.

St Finians GAA Club would like to wish our Under 11 boys Hurling team the very best of luck as they take part in the half time match in Croke Park next Saturday 11th February at the Dublin v Tipperary match. Show you're support and give them a huge cheer if you're going to the game!!

Congratulations to Annabelle Timothy from our U13 Camogie team who has made the Under 14 Dublin Camogie Academy Panel for 2017.

Reminder that the Dublin County Board are running Juvenile Camogie & Go Games referee courses. The dates and times are on the club Facebook Page and have been circulated by email. All bookings for the Juvenile Referee and Go Games must go through the club referee co-ordinator Emma Keely on 087 9124264 or emmakeely7@gmail.com. All applicants must be Garda vetted or at least have the application submitted. Garda ‘e-vetting’ can be done on the GAA website.

Please note that these courses are for Camogie only.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 3rd February was €2300 and the numbers drawn were 5, 10, 11, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Frank Egan, Aisling Monaghan, B Dunne & Margaret Ward. Next week’s jackpot is €2400.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.

CLUB NOTES 19TH FEBRUARY 2017

February 19, 2017

Congratulations to the St Finians under 15 Camogie team who beat the Dublin under 14 panel on Saturday in Ridgewood. This is a great compliment to the girls and to the club being invited to play a Dubin Development team.

Well done to Mark Boyd and the Under 8s boys who played their first 'Go Games' match on Saturday versus St Margarets in River Valley.

The ALF4 footballers drew with St Annes 1-15 to 2-12 in Bohernabreena on Sunday in challenge game.

Hard luck to the Adult Camogie Team who were narrowly beaten by Erins Isle in a challenge game in River Valley on Sunday.

St Finians GAA Club extends best wishes to Club GPO and Adult footballer James Devlin & Adult LGFA player Emma Keeley on their upcoming wedding next Friday 26th February on what is a truly ‘St Finian’s’ wedding. There was a presentation to Emma & James in the clubhouse on Saturday to mark the occasion.

The club will be participating in the Swords St Patrick's day parade. Further details to follow from Irish Language & Cultural Officer Ronan White over the coming weeks.

Congratulations to Ciara Buchanan from our adult camogie team who was been selected to play for the Dublin Premier Junior team against Roscommon on Saturday.

A huge thanks to the mentors & helpers who took part in the 'Door to Door' recruitment campaign in Boroimhe estate on Saturday.

There will be GYW referee recruitment courses will taking place over the coming weeks. The course is aimed a recruiting referees to officiate at club U8 to U10 fixtures as organised by Dublin LGFA.

Course participants must be 15 years of age or over with the course 3.5 hours duration. Places on the course will be confirmed on receipt of booking form and course fee of €10. Payments must be paid in advance as no payment will be accepted on the day of the course.

To book a place on a course please download the booking form from the link http://dublinladiesgaelic.ie/news-detail/10019291/ and return same along with course fee of €10 to the Dublin LGFA Office (details are outlined on the booking form).

When applicants have completed their booking form they can contact our LGFA Referee Coordinator Fiona McGlade 086 877 0242

Please ensure you clearly state the correct venue / date of the course that you wish to participant when filling in the booking form. 20 places are available (max) on each course.

The dates, times & venues for the courses have been circulated by email and are on the Club Facebook Page and also on http://dublinladiesgaelic.ie/news-detail/10019291

Reminder also that the Dublin County Board are also running Juvenile Camogie & Go Games referee courses. The dates and times are on the club Facebook Page and have been circulated by email. All bookings for the Juvenile Referee and Go Games must go through the club referee co-ordinator Emma Keely on 087 9124264 or emmakeely7@gmail.com. All applicants must be Garda vetted or at least have the application submitted. Garda ‘e-vetting’ can be done on the GAA website.

Please note that these courses are for Camogie only.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 17th February was €2500 and the numbers drawn were 3, 5, 16, 24. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Mark Donnelly, Eoin O'Connor, P Cooke & Anna Preston. Next week’s jackpot is €2600.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1100!

The coffee shop is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com .

CLUB NOTES 26TH FEBRUARY 2017

February 26, 2017

Congratulations to the AHL4 team who beat Na Gael Oige by 3-6- to 2-6 in St Catherine's Park on Sunday morning.

Hard luck to the AFL4 team who were narrowly beaten by a point away to O’Tooles on Wednesday night.

Well done to John McGuirk and the Thomas Ashe Minor boys team who a great win today in their first division 4 league match away to St Vincents with a score of 4-17 to 2-10.

Congratulations to the Under 12 boys hurling team on an excellent win on Saturday morning in River Valley over St Oliver Plunketts in a very good quality league game from both sides.

Well done to the Under 11 boys hurling team who took part in the Gormanstown Indoor Hurling Tournament and who played their hearts out every week and never gave up. You are a super bunch of lads and you did your club proud!

The Club is participating in a 'Fantasy Cheltenham' fundraiser from 14th March to 17th March. There is €10000 in prize money. All entries must be in by 12 noon on the race day. There are double points for the 1st race each day and there are no points for non-runners. Tickets are €20 and are available from Ciaran Crosbie 087 785 5828 or can be bought online www.fantasycheltenham.ie. Tickets are also available in the clubhouse. The results and leader boards are on www.fantasycheltenham.ie.

Congratulations to Ciara Buchanan who was once again picked for the Dublin Premier Camogie team which faced Tyrone in the 2nd round of the National League on Sunday.

Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 24th February was €2600 and the numbers drawn were 1, 4, 6, 15. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were A Meagher, Catriona Daly, Saoirse Williams, Anne O'Connor. Next week’s jackpot is €2700.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1100!

The coffee shop is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com .

CLUB NOTES 5TH MARCH 2017

March 05, 2017

Congratulations to our Under 7, 2010 boys & girls who took part in their first blitz in Fingallians on Saturday as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge along with St Maurs of Rush. A word of thanks to our neighbours Fingallians for hosting the blitz. A very enjoyable time was had by all. Thanks also to the Academy Coaches, helpers & parents who helped with the preparations at very short notice.

The underage structure in the club looks very positive with the foundations of very competitive Under 8s boys and girls teams already in place for next year with well over 30 kids from St Finians taking part. It was a great achievement for the club to be able to field four teams comfortably. Check out the Club Facebook page for some photos of the blitz.


All fixtures in River Valley & Ridgewood scheduled for this weekend were called off due to the weather.


All juvenile members are invited to take part in the Swords St Patrick's Day parade accompanied by their parents wearing their St Finian’s colours. The parade starts at 11am and all parents & children are requested to meet in Colaiste Choilm at 10am. Team mentors will be in touch with parents over the coming days. Thanks as always to Nick Collier from Collier Transport who provides the truck for the club members to stand on and in always ensuring that it adheres to the required safety standards.

Everybody is invited back to the clubhouse for some ceol agus craic & refreshments afterwards from 12.30pm onwards - all are welcome.


The Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 18th April to Friday 21st April. Prices are €35 for 1st child member, €60 for 2nd child member and 3 children plus €70. For non-members it’s €50. Those registered with the Nursery & Academy are classified as members. Online payments can be made on the club website over the coming days.


A reminder that the Club is participating in a 'Fantasy Cheltenham' fundraiser from 14th March to 17th March. There is €10000 in prize money. All entires must be in by 12 noon on the race day. There are double points for the 1st race each day and there are no points for non-runners. Tickets are €20 and are available from Ciaran Crosbie 087 785 5828 or can be bought online www.fantasycheltenham.ie. Tickets are also available in the clubhouse. The results and leader boards are on www.fantasycheltenham.ie.


There are Ladies ‘Boxercise’ classes being held in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Monday evenings from 8.10pm to 9pm. All levels welcome. If you're looking for a quick workout with great results, why not come along. It's fun, effective and a great stress buster. Contact Karen Burton 087 776 5165 to book your place. Limited spaces available.


Congratulations to Rachel Fagan & Robyn Lynch from the Under 15 Camogie team who have been selected for Dublin Under 15 Camogie Development Panel. This will be Rachel's 3rd year and Robyn's 2nd year to be selected.


The Intermediate Football Team is looking for somebody who would be interested in video recording their games during the coming season.

They have a fairly good camera, tripod etc. Potentially it would be good experience for someone interested in that area. If anyone is interested please contact Aidan Morrissey on 087 254 4273.


Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.


Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 3rd March was €2700 and the numbers drawn were 3, 10, 14, 20. There were two winners. Congratulations to Jean McGill & Ed Robertson who shared the jackpot prize. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were John O'Grady, N Thompson, Betty Cashen, Marie O'Carroll. Next week’s jackpot is €1500.


The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1150!


The coffee shop is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.


The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com .


St Finians GAA Club extends deepest sympathies to Tony Broughan who many would know dressed as ‘Molly Malone’ on Hill 16 when the Dubs are playing in Croke Park and who was also nominated as Dublin’s best supporter on the recent passing of his wife Rose. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

CLUB NOTES 12TH MARCH 2017

March 12, 2017

St Finians GAA Club would like to extend sincere sympathies to the McGrath & Murphy families on the passing of Mairead McGrath nee Murphy who died on Sunday morning. Funeral arrangements to follow. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís.

It was a good weekend for the Adult Hurling Teams who both won their matches in close encounters. The AHL 4 team beat St Vincents by a point on Sunday morning in Ridgewood. The AHL 9 team beat Scoil Ui Chonaill by 3-11 to 3-9 Ridgewood on Sunday afternoon.

Well done also to the Thomas Ashe Minor team who beat St Peters in River Valley on Sunday morning.

There were wins also for the the Under 15 LGFA & Camogie teams who beat St Sylvesters & Na Fianna respectively in away encounters.

Congratulations to the Under 14 Division 6 team who beat St Monicas in Edenmore.

Well done to the Under 13 LGFA who played their first league game in Division 3 on Saturday versus Balinteer St Johns.

Congratulations to the Under 10 girls who took part in a blitz with Lucan Sarsfields, Kilmacud Crokes, St Mary's, Ballymun Kickhams and Garristown to mark the official opening of Trinity pitches on Santry Avenue. A great day was had by all. Check out the Club Facebook for some photos of the occasion.

A reminder that all juvenile members are invited to walk with their team in the Swords St Patrick's Day parade accompanied by their parents wearing their St Finian’s colours. The parade starts at 11am and all parents & children are requested to meet in Coláiste Choilm car park on the Forest Road at 10am. Team mentors will be in touch with parents over the coming days. Thanks as always to Nick Collier from Collier Transport who provides the truck for the club members to stand on and in always ensuring that it adheres to the required safety standards.

Everybody is invited back to the clubhouse for some ceol agus craic & refreshments afterwards from 12.30pm onwards - all are welcome.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will take a break on Saturday 18th March but will resume at the normal times on the following week at 10am & 11.30am respectively.

Please note that the pitches in River Valley are closed until the 17th of March and teams cannot play games or use the River Valley GAA pitches for training until the 17th of March.

A reminder that the Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 18th April to Friday 21st April. Prices are €35 for 1st child member, €60 for 2nd child member and 3 children plus €70. For non-members it’s €50. Those registered attending the Nursery & Academy are classified as members.

Parents can also register their children using the ‘book and pay online’ option under the Easter Camps menu on the Club Website www.stfinians.com.

Forms are available in the clubhouse office or to download from Easter Camps menu on the club website www.stfinians.com.

Congratulations to Teegan Coomber from the Under 15 LGFA team who was selected to for the Dublin Under 14 panel to play against Kildare on Saturday in the first round of the Leinster championship.

A big thanks to Martin Halpin who organised the Haul D Naul cycle today in aid of Downs Syndrome Ireland. Thanks also to Down Syndrome also for their contribution to the club for the use of the facilities.

There's a table quiz in aid of Loreto College in Peacocks on Thursday 16th March at 8pm. €10 per person, tables of 4. As St Finians GAA Club is working together with Loreto in building the new All Weather Pitch, club members & supporters are encouraged to support this fundraising event for the school.

Rory’s Stories of Republic of Telly and Facebook fame is coming to St Finians GAA Club on Saturday the 15th of June with further details to follow.

Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 10th March was €1500 and the numbers drawn were 6, 12, 21, 22. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Cora & Myra, Margaret Hand, Grainne O'Connell. Next week’s jackpot is €1600.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1200!

The coffee shop is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com .

CLUB NOTES 19TH MARCH 2017

March 20, 2017

It was a successful weekend for the Adult football teams. The AFL4 team beat Lucan Sarsfields in Ridgewood on Sunday by 10 points to 7 with outstanding displays from Conor Lennon, Paddy Hattie, Mark Degnan & David Butler in wet and windy conditions. The AFL8 team had a great win away to Kilmacud Crokes with a final score of 2-12 to 7 points.

St Finians GAA Club as always featured prominently at the Swords St Patrick’s Day parade. A word of thanks to Irish Language & Cultural Officer Ronan White who made all of the arrangements and lodged all of the necessary paperwork for the club’s participation in the parade. Thanks also as always to Nick Collier from Collier Transport who provided the truck for the club members to stand on and in always ensuring that it adheres to the required safety standards. In keeping with well-established tradition, there was a very enjoyable ceili with ceol agus craic held in the clubhouse afterwards. Check out the Club Facebook page for some photos of the day.

Please support the Easter Raffle. Tickets are €2 each or a book of 6 for €10. The draw takes place in the clubhouse on April 1st 2017. Tickets are available from Team Mentors or any member of the Executive Committee.

There will also be a cake sale taking place in the clubhouse on Saturday 1st April.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume at the normal times on Saturday 25th March at 10am & 11.30am respectively.

A reminder that the Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 18th April to Friday 21st April. Prices are €35 for 1st child member, €60 for 2nd child member and 3 children plus €70. For non-members it’s €50. Those registered attending the Nursery & Academy are classified as members.

Parents can also register their children using the ‘book and pay online’ option under the Easter Camps menu on the Club Website www.stfinians.com.

Forms are available in the clubhouse office or to download from Easter Camps menu on the club website www.stfinians.com.

Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.

Congratulations to Cuala on becoming the first Dublin club to win the All Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship Final on St. Patrick's Day.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 17th March was €1600 and the numbers drawn were 7, 9, 11, 16. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Tommy McMenamin, Marie O'Carroll, Stephen King, Joe Brown. Next week’s jackpot is €1700.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1250!

The coffee shop will reopen this and every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com .

CLUB NOTES 26TH MARCH 2017

March 26, 2017

Well done to the AHL9 team who beat Na Fianna in River Valley on Sunday afternoon with two 2nd half goals from Adrian O'Keeffe being the crucial scores along with Conor Halpin and Peter O'Connor also in good scoring form. The backs had a clean sheet with James Quigley and Paul Burke very strong in central positions.

Hard luck to the AHL4 team who were narrowly beaten away to Lucan Sarsfields on Sunday morning.

The Thomas Ashe Minor Football team drew away to Good Council in a tough Division 4 league game.

Well done to the 8 girls from St Finians Under 15 LGFA Team who represented Loreto College Swords in their Leinster Final win on Friday. Grace Murray received player of the game and both Rachel Church and Rachel Fagan got some excellent scores.

Congratulations to Jonah Smartt who has recently completed a course of chemotherapy for a recent illness and who was one of the mascots leading the teams out in Croke Park at Saturday’s National League game between Dublin and Roscommon. Jonah’s mother Aoife is one of the Under 8s Boys team coaches and Jonah’s brothers Nathan & Noah also play for the Under 10s and Under 8s Boys teams respectively. Best wishes from all at St Finians GAA Club to Jonah for a full and speedy recovery.

St Finians GAA Club extends deepest sympathies to Ciaran Smith’s family and to our neighbours Wild Geese GAA Club who Ciaran plays for and who was aboard the 116 Irish Coast Guard Helicopter and indeed to all of the families of the other missing crew members. They are in our thoughts and prayers.

St Finian's GAA Club also extends sincere sympathies to Gaelic for Mothers & Others Manager Anto Gray on the passing of his father George and also to Anto's sons Dylan & Callum who play for the club.

A reminder that the Easter Raffle takes place in the clubhouse on April 1st 2017. Tickets are €2 each or a book of 6 for €10. Tickets are available from Team Mentors or any member of the Executive Committee.

There is a cake sale taking place in the clubhouse on Saturday April 1st from 10am to 2pm. Please contact Caroline Savage 087 238 8098 or Mary Murray 087 689 9803 to donate cakes which can be dropped off on the morning of the cake sale from 9.30am onwards. All support is greatly appreciated.

A reminder also that the Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 18th April to Friday 21st April. Prices are €35 for 1st child member, €60 for 2nd child member and 3 children plus €70. For non-members it’s €50. Those registered attending the Nursery & Academy are classified as members.

Parents can also register their children using the ‘book and pay online’ option under the Easter Camps menu on the Club Website www.stfinians.com.

Forms are available in the clubhouse office or to download from Easter Camps menu on the club website www.stfinians.com.

Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.

There are Aerobics and Fitness Classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings. For further details contact Bernie at 085 135 9766.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 24th March was €1700 and the numbers drawn were 1, 7, 17, 18. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Valerie Kinney, Cat & Fiona, Michelle Gill, Cora & Ann. Next week’s jackpot is €1800.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1250 this week!

The coffee shop will reopen this and every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com .

CLUB NOTES 2ND APRIL 2017

April 02, 2017

Congratulations to the Adult LGFA Team who beat St Anne's in the Division 6 A cup on Wednesday evening in River Valley.

It was mixed fortunes for the Adult Football Teams,the AFL8 team won against St Peregrine's in Ridgewood

on Sunday morning. The AFL4 team, were beaten by St Judes in Ridgewood on Saturday evening.

Well done to the Under 14 LGFA girls who put in a great team effort in the Feile on Saturday in Russell Park. Thanks to Tesco Ridgewood for their sponsorship.

Congratulations to the Under 12 Boys who played two games in less than 24 hours due to a backlog of fixtures and who won both of them.

The Executive Commitee would like to thank all those who donated cakes and also to the Fundraising Committee for arranging the cake sale in the clubhouse on Saturday, especially Mary Murray and Caroline Savage which along with the Easter Raffle were successful fundraising events for the club. The Committee would also like to thank those who donated prizes and who supported the Easter Raffle. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The club is hosting a Child Protection in Sport Awareness (CPSA) course on Tuesday 18th April at 7pm in the Clubhouse. It is mandatory for all coaches & mentors and those working with children to complete this course. Please email the Club Childrens Officer Sharon Callanan sharcall48@gmail.com to register your interest. The course is being run by the county board and places are limited as it will be opened up to other clubs to attend.

A reminder also that the Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 18th April to Friday 21st April. Prices are €35 for 1st child member, €60 for 2nd child member and 3 children plus €70. For non-members it’s €50. Those registered attending the Nursery & Academy are classified as members.

Parents can also register their children using the ‘book and pay online’ option under the Easter Camps menu on the Club Website www.stfinians.com.

Forms are available in the clubhouse office or to download from Easter Camps menu on the club website www.stfinians.com.

Fhionns afterschool & Breakfast club operates in the Clubhouse Activity room daily on Monday to Friday. For Further details, please contact Karen at 087 771 1856.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 31st March was €1800 and the numbers drawn were 2, 14, 19, 24. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Patricia Ellison, T Clarke, Mags & Rose, O'Donoghue Family. Next week’s jackpot is €1900.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1300!

The coffee shop is open this and every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com .

CLUB NOTES 9TH APRIL 2017

April 09, 2017

It was a successful weekend for the Adult Hurling Teams. The AHL4 team beat St Maurs on Saturday in Ridgewood with Adam O'Shaughnessy finding the net & Shane O'Brien getting an impressive tally of 10 points. The AHL9 team beat Erins Isle in Finglas on Sunday in a very close encounter with crucial late scores from Matt Murray & Barry Shelly.

Well done to the Adult Camogie team who played their first league match on Wednesday evening in River Valley by beating Kilcoole, in a great start to the season.

Congratulations to the Thomas Ashe Minor Football team who beat Kilmacud Crokes in St Margarets on Sunday morning in their Division 4 League game.

It was a busy week for the Under 15 Boys hurlers with an excellent win over Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday week and a narrow defeat to Erins Isle on Thursday evening.

Congratulations to Liam Kiernan who has been selected for the Under 15 Dublin Hurling Squad.

Well done to Teagen Comber & Emma Howe who were on the Dublin Under 14 team who beat Laois in the Leinster Championship on Saturday. Dublin will play Meath in the Leinster Final in May. Best of luck to the girls in the final!

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will not take place on Saturday 15th April, the Easter weekend but will resume on Saturday 22nd April after the Easter Break at the usual times 10am & 11.30am respectively.

A reminder, that the club is hosting a Child Protection in Sport Awareness (CPSA) course on Tuesday 18th April at 7pm in the Clubhouse. It is mandatory for all coaches & mentors and those working with children to complete this course. Please email the Club Childrens Officer Sharon Callanan sharcall48@gmail.com to register your interest. The course is being run by the county board and places are limited as it will be opened up to other clubs to attend.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to the Lynch Family on the passing of their mother Rose Lynch (née Sheridan) who died peacefully on Monday. Rose’s sons Stephen, Seoirse, Ronan & Ciaran all played football & hurling for the club at various times. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís.

A reminder, that membership subscriptions for 2017 are now overdue. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.

There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evenings. For Further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 7th April was €1900 and the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 19, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were John Dennis, Noreen Dowling, Martin Long, P Gibney. Next week’s jackpot is €2000.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1350!

The coffee shop is open this and every Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com .

CLUB NOTES 16TH APRIL 2017

April 14, 2017

There are no Adult or Juvenile competitive fixtures on the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Adult Senior 6 Camogie team drew with Na Fianna in Mobhi Road on Tuesday evening.

Well done to the St Finians Gaelic for Mothers and others team who played their first league game on Monday away to Ballymun Kickhams.

Congratulations to the Under 15 LGFA Team who beat Na Fianna in Ridgewood on Tuesday evening.

The Nursery (4 & 5 year old boys & girls) & Academy (6 year old boys & girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 22nd April after the Easter Break at the usual times 10am & 11.30am respectively. New members are always welcome.

A reminder, that the club is hosting a Child Protection in Sport Awareness (CPSA) course on Tuesday 18th April at 7pm in the Clubhouse. It is mandatory for all coaches & mentors and those working with children to complete this course. Please email the Club Childrens Officer Sharon Callanan sharcall48@gmail.com to register your interest. The course is being run by the county board and places are limited as it will be opened up to other clubs to attend.

St Finians GAA Club is pleased to announce that comedian Rory O'Connor, the man behind 'Rory's Stories' is coming to the Peacocks on Saturday 17th June. Tickets are €20 and will soon be available from Team Mentors, the club office and on the club website www.stfinians.com .

A reminder also that membership subscriptions for 2017 are now overdue. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.

There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evenings. For Further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.

Club Lotto - The club Lotto and Bingo will resume next Friday 21st April upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The Lotto jackpot now stands at €2100. The Bingo jackpot is €1400!

The coffee shop will reopen next Saturday morning after the Easter break from 10am to 1pm, all are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com

CLUB NOTES 23RD APRIL 2017

April 25, 2017

Congratulations to the Adult Camogie Team who beat Erins Isle in their league match in River Valley on Tuesday evening. The team now sit in 2nd place in their league table.

Hard luck to the AFL 4 team who were beaten by Ballyboughal in the Naul on Saturday. The focus now switches to the League.

Well done to the Camogie Féile girls who played very well on Saturday in Erins Isle.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will not take place on Saturday 29th April, the Bank Holiday weekend but will resume on Saturday 6th May at the usual times 10am & 11.30am respectively.

Please contact Grace Murray 087 265 9400 if you can cover one of the hourly slots for the lotto desk in SuperValu Boroimhe Saturday 29th April from 11am to 6pm.

A word of thanks to the Club Children’s Officer Sharon Callinan who arranged the Child Protection in Sport Awareness course in conjunction with the County Board in the Clubhouse on Tuesday evening.It was very informative and well attended by club coaches.

Thanks also to all of the coaches and helpers led by GPO James Devlin in ensuring another very successful and enjoyable Easter camp for the participants. Check out the Club Facebook page for some photos.

The Club is hosting an Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on Saturday 17th June. Further details to follow. Please support this worthy cause.

A reminder that comedian Rory O'Connor, the man behind 'Rory's Stories' is coming to the Peacocks on Saturday 17th June. Tickets are €20 and are available from Team Mentors, the club office and are now available to purchase on club website http://www.stfinians.com under the Rory’s Stories Side menu and also https://www.myclubfinances.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=666&intTE_ID=774#topp.

St Finians GAA Club extends deepest sympathies to Marie O’Carroll on the passing of her brother Michael Walsh in Kilkenny. Ar dheis dé go raibh a anam dílis.

There are Aerobics & Fitness classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Monday, Wednesday& Friday evenings. For Further details, please contact Bernie at 0851359766.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 21st April was €2000 and the numbers drawn were 4, 18, 22, 24. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Michelle McEvoy, Catherine Thornton, Joanne Boylan, Tony Dervan. Next week’s jackpot is €2100.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1400!

The coffee shop will reopen on Saturday 6th May.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com .

CLUB NOTES 30TH APRIL 2017

May 02, 2017

St. Finian's GAA are delighted to announce that Progressive Credit Union are the sponsors of the redevelopment of our website. Here is Sandra Dixon, Progressive Credit Union, handing over a cheque for €1,300 to Tanya Mulligan of St. Finians GAA Club. Also present were Leanne Crean, Progressive Credit Union, Vincent Brady and Mick Ryan, St. Finians, along with some members from the Under 9 boys team. The Executive Committee would appreciate it if members and supporters could support sponsors of the Club.

Well done to the Gaelic for Mothers & Others team who kept their competitive streak going against St Maurs in River Valley on Thursday.

Congratulations to Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie Team who was on the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie Team who won the Division 3 final in Kinnegad on Sunday.

Hard luck to the AHL 4 hurling team who were narrowly beaten in the Junior A Championship by Balinteer St Johns in Marlay Park on Saturday evening.

Congratulations to the 2010 girls who had their first training session as a new team on Thursday. They all put in a tremendous effort and will be a formidable team going forward.

There will be upcoming coaching workshops taking place on Friday 5th May (Football) & Friday 12th May (Hurling/Camogie) from 7pm to 8.30pm both evenings on the Juvenile pitch in Rivervalley. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pen and notebook. Contact GPO James Devlin 086 400 0324 to reserve a place.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 6th May at the usual times 10am & 11.30am respectively after the Bank Holiday.

A reminder that comedian Rory O'Connor, the man behind 'Rory's Stories' is coming to the Peacocks on Saturday 17th June. Tickets are €20 and are available from Team Mentors, the club office and are now available to purchase on club website http://www.stfinians.com under the Rory’s Stories Side menu and https://www.myclubfinances.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=666&intTE_ID=774#topp.

Membership subscriptions for 2017 are now due. Payments can be made directly online under the Club Membership menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Payments can also be made in the club office Monday to Thursday from 7pm or Saturday morning from 10am to 1pm by cash or credit/debit card. Membership forms can also be downloaded from the Downloads menu on the club website. For insurance purposes, it is essential that adult players and Juveniles who play on under 8 teams and upwards have their subscriptions paid in advance of the new season.

There are Irish Dancing classes with a qualified Irish Dancing Teacher every Thursday evening at 6:45pm in the Club Activity Room starting 4th May 2017. The cost is €5 per class. Contact Liz 086 386 4166 or email scoilrnb@gmail.com. All are welcome.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 28th April was €2100 and the numbers drawn were 6,14, 19, 20. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Maura May, Lorraine May, Mary Doherty, Tony Dervan. Next week’s jackpot is €2200.

A word of thanks as always to Kieran O’Donohoe & Grace Murray from the Lotto committee who co-ordinated the Lotto Desk in SuperValu Boroimhe on Saturday and also to all the volunteers and parents who filled the hourly slots. Your help and support is much appreciated.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1500!

The coffee shop will reopen on Saturday 6th May.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

CLUB NOTES 7TH MAY 2017

May 07, 2017

It was a successful weekend for the Adult Hurling Teams. The AHL4 team who had a great win over St Oliver Plunketts in Ridgewood on Saturday evening, with Shane O’Brien, Domo Harris & Adam O’Shaughnessy who scored great goals with Jack Murray also in good scoring form. The AHL9 team beat St Peregrines in Blakestown on Sunday to top the group with Jay Merriman, Conor White & Eoin Murray dominant at the back and Adrian O’Keeffe in good scoring form.

Well done to the Adult Camogie Team who beat Naomh Barróg on Tuesday in River Valley.

Congratulations to the Thomas Ashe Minor team who won their Division 4 league game by beating Castlknock in St. Margarets on Sunday.

There was a good turnout of club coaches for the Football coaching workshop on Friday 5th May. Credit as always to GPO James Devlin on a very informative session.

The hurling workshop will take place on Friday 12th May from 7pm to 8.30pm on the Juvenile pitch in Rivervalley. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pen and notebook. Contact James Devlin 086 400 0324 to reserve a place.

Well done to Teagan Comber & Emma Howe from the Under 15 LGFA Team who were part of the Under 14 Ladies Dublin football team which won the Leinster Championship on Saturday. In an exciting, physical game the Dubs only led by 2 points at half time having played with a strong wind. In the second half the girls turned on the style and put in a great performance to run out 3-14 to 1-06 winners. Next up is an All Ireland semi final. Pictured are Teagan & Emma with the trophy.

A reminder that comedian Rory O'Connor, the man behind 'Rory's Stories' is coming to the Peacocks on Saturday 17th June. Tickets are €20 and are available from Team Mentors, the club office and are now available to purchase on club website http://www.stfinians.com under the Rory’s Stories Side menu and https://www.myclubfinances.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=666&intTE_ID=774#topp.

The Family Funday will take place on Saturday 17th June from 3pm until 6pm. This year the Club will be hosting an Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, so please support this worthy cause.

The Summer Cúl Camp will take place from Monday 3rd July to 7th July. The 2nd Summer camp will take place Tuesday 15th August to Friday 18th August and the 3rd camp will take place Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th August. Online payments with price details will available online soon.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to Ciara Buchanan from the Adult LGFA & Camogie Teams on the passing of her grandfather Brendan Turley.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Fhionns afterschool & Breakfast club operates in the Clubhouse Activity room daily on Monday to Friday. For further details, please contact Karen at 087 771 1856.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 5th May was €2200 and the numbers drawn were 6, 18, 22, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Anne Lavin, Niamh Hayden, Barbara Scanlan, James Keaveney. Next week’s jackpot is €2300.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1500!

The coffee shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

CLUB NOTES 14TH MAY 2017

May 14, 2017

Well done to our Gaelic4Mothers and others team who had a great win over St. Pat's of Donabate on Friday. It was a very competitive game with great performances from all players.

Congratulations to the Under 13 LGFA team who had a fantastic away win over Lucan Sarsfields.


Well done to the 2010 boys who had their first training session as a new team. They all put in a tremendous effort and will be a formidable team going forward. The underage structure in the club looks very positive and encouraging.

Hard luck to both AFL4 & AFL9 teams who were beaten by Ballymun Kickhams & St Brendans respectively.


Please email your ticket orders for the Dublin Senior Hurlers v Galway on Sunday 28th May 4pm in Tullamore to stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough 087 617 6687by 12pm on Saturday 20 thMay. Only fully paid up adult members or juveniles playing on adult teams can order tickets through the club.


There was a good turnout of club coaches for the Hurling coaching workshop on Friday 12th May. Credit as always to GPO James Devlin on a very informative session.

A reminder that comedian Rory O'Connor, the man behind 'Rory's Stories' is coming to the Peacocks on Saturday 17th June. Tickets are €20 and are available from Team Mentors, the club office and are now available to purchase on club website http://www.stfinians.com under the Rory’s Stories Side menu and https://www.myclubfinances.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=666&intTE_ID=774#topp.


Please support Club the Family Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on Saturday 17th June from 3pm until 6pm.


The Kelloggs Cúl camp will take place from Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July. The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the Summer Camps 2017 side menu on the club website http://www.stfinians.com. Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website http://www.stfinians.com. Price details are pictured above.


There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evenings. For further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 12th May was €2300 and the numbers drawn were 7, 14, 15, 18. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Christine Davis, Ann McNally, Josie Power, Joe Degnan. Next week’s jackpot is €2400.


The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1100!

The coffee shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

CLUB NOTES 21ST MAY 2017

May 21, 2017

It was mixed fortunes for the Adult Hurling Teams this weekend. The AHL9 team beat Civil Service on Sunday afternoon in River Valley with Peter O’Connor & Mark Walsh dominant at the back and Sean White very influential at midfield. Hard luck to the AHL4 team who were beaten away by St Judes on Saturday evening.

Congratulations to the Adult Camogie Team who beat Commercials in River Valley on Tuesday finishing 2nd in the league, unlucky not to finish top if other results elsewhere had gone their way.

Well done to the Under 15 LGFA Team who had a fantastic win over Castleknock in Ridgewood on Tuesday evening.

Congratulations to Ellie Kane, Grace Murray, Ciara Laird, Teagen Comber & Emma Howe from the Under 15 Camogie team who represented the club in the Under 14 Dublin team who won Leinster Blitz Shield last weekend.

Well done to the Under 13 boys football team who beat Parnells away on Saturday with an excellent display.

The Dublin LGFA Referees Development Committee are hosting a club mentor information evening on Friday May 26th at 8pm in Fingallians GAA Swords for club mentors from Under 13 up to and including Adult.

Playing rules and interpretation of the rules will be explained with any queries answered and addressed by some of our top officials. Mentors will be advised on the correct procedures in relation to fixtures, communication with other clubs, communication with referees, the Gum shield rule, returning match results etc basically everything one needs and should know as a team mentor. All club mentors are welcome to attend.

Could parents with older children who have smaller child’s hurleys lying around their sheds which they are no longer using,donate the hurleys to the club so that they could be reused with newly formed younger juvenile teams while they are getting established, this would be greatly appreciated.

A reminder that comedian Rory O'Connor, the man behind 'Rory's Stories' is coming to the Peacocks on Saturday 17th June. Tickets are €20 and are available from Team Mentors, the club office and are now available to purchase on club website http://www.stfinians.comunder the Rory’s Stories Side menu and https://www.myclubfinances.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=666&intTE_ID=774#topp.

A reminder also that the Family Funday will take place on Saturday 17th June from 3pm until 6pm. This year the Club will be hosting an Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, so please support this worthy cause.

The Kellogs Cúl camp will take place from Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July. The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the Summer Camps 2017 side menu on the club website http://www.stfinians.com.Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website http://www.stfinians.com.

There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evenings. For Further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 19th May was €2400 and the numbers drawn were 2, 8, 12, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Claire Orr, Margaret Kane, Una Woodnaffe, Grainne/James Sullivan. Next week’s jackpot is €2500.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1150!

The coffee shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.


CLUB NOTES 28TH MAY 2017

May 28, 2017

t was a mixed bag of results for the Adult football teams this week. The AFL8 team drew away with Geraldine Morans on Tuesday evening while the AFL4 team beat Castleknock away on Wednesday evening but were beaten by Clann Na Geal Fonetnoy on Saturday evening in Ridgewood. The AFL8 team’s unbeaten run came to an end with a narrow home defeat to Stars of Erin on Sunday morning in Ridgewood.

A word of thanks to Under 11 girls coach, Tony Egan (pictured) who donated a box of children’s hi-vis vests and a box of gum wraps to promote Fingal County Council’s Gum Litter Awareness Week. In addition Tony has donated reusable water bottles, so there should be no excuse for children to be thirsty on match days and at training! Remember to always, ‘Bin your gum when it’s done!’

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will not take place on Saturday 3rd June, the Bank Holiday weekend but will resume on Saturday 10th June at the usual times 10am & 11.30am respectively.

A reminder that comedian Rory O'Connor, the man behind 'Rory's Stories' is coming to the Peacocks on Saturday 17th June. Tickets are €20 and are available from Team Mentors, the club office and are now available to purchase on club website http://www.stfinians.com under the Rory’s Stories Side menu and https://www.myclubfinances.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=666&intTE_ID=774#topp

A reminder also that the Family Funday will take place on Saturday 17th June from 3pm until 6pm. This year the Club will be hosting an Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, so please support this worthy cause.

The Kellogs Cúl camp will take place from Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July. The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the Summer Camps 2017 side menu on the club website http://www.stfinians.com. Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website http://www.stfinians.com.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to the family of Sandra O'Brien who passed away last week.

Sandra played on our Gaelic for Mothers and Others team and Sandra's son Josh also played football and hurling for the Club.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis. Sandra’s sister Bernie will not be running the Aerobics classes which are normally held in the clubhouse on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays for the next two weeks. Please contact the Club Office for further details.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 26th May was €2500 and the numbers drawn were 1, 10, 19, 21. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Paul Cunningham, Sarah & Paul Green, Barbara Scanlan, Christine Grange. Next week’s jackpot is €2600.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1250!

The coffee shop will not be open this Saturday 3rd June, the Bank Holiday weekend but will reopen as normal on the following Saturday 10th June.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm. The Club Shop will not be open Saturday 3rd June the Bank Holiday Weekend. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

CLUB NOTES 4TH JUNE 2017

June 09, 2017

It was a successful week for the Adult football teams.

The AFL8 Team had a great win over Ballyboughal in Ridgewood on Tuesday evening, while the AFL4 team beat St Oliver Plunketts away on Wednesday evening.

The Under 15 boys had a busy and successful previous week (especially during exam season). The lads had a narrow 2 point win in hurling on Sunday over St. Sylvesters. On Wednesday evening, they played out an exciting game of attacking football v Na Fianna, winning by 1 point, with a last minute goal by Sean Clifford.

There will be a clothing recycling collection on SATURDAY 17th June to raise funds for our club. Please donate all your CLEAN unwanted clothes(in any condition as old and torn clothes will be shredded for industry), bedlinen, towels, curtains, shoes,handbags and soft toys. NO HOUSEHOLD BRIC A BRAC. Please drop off bags to the clubhouse on MONDAY 12th June - THURSDAY 15th June from 7.30 -9pm, and also SATURDAY morning 17th June. Clothes will be collected at 12 midday so please have your bags in on time. Thank you for your support.

The Executive Committee asks all club members using Ridgewood to place any rubbish in the dressing room bins and not to litter the pitches.

A reminder that comedian Rory O'Connor, the man behind 'Rory's Stories' is coming to the Peacocks on Saturday 17th June. Tickets are €20 and are available from Team Mentors, the club office and are now available to purchase on club website http://www.stfinians.com under the Rory’s Stories Side menu and https://www.myclubfinances.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=666&intTE_ID=774#topp .

The Nursery (4-5 year old boys & girls)& Academy (6 year old boys & girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 10th June at the usual times 10am & 11.30am respectively. New members are always welcome, please contact James Devlin 086 400 0324 for further details.

A reminder also that the Family Funday will take place on Saturday 17th June from 3pm until 6pm. This year the Club will be hosting an Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, so please support this worthy cause. This year’s theme is a Giant PicnicFunday, so if all families could bring a blanket and have a picnic with their kids (weather permitting). There will also be activities dispersed throughout the juvenile pitch.

The Kellogs Cúl camp will take place from Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July. The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the Summer Camps 2017 side menu on the club website http://www.stfinians.com.Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website http://www.stfinians.com.

Fhionns afterschool & Breakfast club operates in the Clubhouse Activity room daily on Monday to Friday. For Further details, please contact Karen at 087 771 1856.

Bernie Judge’s aerobics classes will resume in the clubhouse as normal Wednesday 7th June.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 2nd June was €2600 and the numbers drawn were 2, 7, 14, 24. There was one winner, Sean O’Neill. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Frank Egan, Feargal O’Regan, Lorna & James O’Sullivan and Joanne Boylan. Next week’s jackpot is €1500.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1100!

The coffee shop will reopen as normal this Saturday 10th June. All are welcome for a chat and a cuppa!

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

CLUB NOTES 11TH JUNE 2017

June 12, 2017

The AHL4 hurling team came up just short in the Championship v St Brigids away on Wednesday evening, with Barry Kavanagh leading by example in a spirited 2nd half comeback. Hard luck also to the AHL9 team who were beaten away by Commercials.

Please text Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 or email stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com by 12 Noon Saturday 17th June your orders for Dublin v Westmeath/Offaly Leinster Football Semi-final Sunday 25th June in Croke Park. Please note only fully paid up Adult members and Juveniles who play on adult teams are eligible to order tickets through the club. Details of prices are available on the Club Facebook Page and have been circulated by email.

There will be a clothing recycling collection on Saturday 17th June to raise funds for our club. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes(in any condition as old and torn clothes will be shredded for industry), bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, handbags and soft toys. No Household Bric a Brac. Please drop off bags to the clubhouse on Monday 12th June - Thursday 15th June from 7.30 -9pm, and also Saturday morning 17th June. Clothes will be collected at 12 midday so please have your bags in on time. Thank you for your support.

St Finians GAA Club are holding a fundraising and social event this Saturday June 17th in Peacocks (The night of the family fun day).The night includes comedian Rory O'Connor, the man behind 'Rory's Stories' of Facebook and Republic of Telly fame. The night also features DJ Musty aka Power in the Tower and Complimentary finger food and a late bar!Tickets are €20 each and are available from Team Mentors, Peacocks , the clubhouse office and are available to purchase on the club website http://www.stfinians.comunder the Rory’s Stories Side menu and https://www.myclubfinances.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=666&intTE_ID=774#topp. Tickets will also be available on the door on the night! Doors open at 8:30pm, Support you’re Club and all are welcome!

A reminder also that the Family Funday will take place on Saturday 17th June from 3pm until 6pm. This year the Club will be hosting an Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland, so please support this worthy cause. This year’s theme is a Giant Picnic Funday, so if all families could bring a blanket and have a picnic with their kids (weather permitting). There will also be activities dispersed throughout the juvenile pitch.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to the Fitzsimons family on their recent bereavements.

A word of thanks to qualified First Aid Instructor & DCU Nursing Lecturer Evelyn Kelleher for conducting a First Aid course in the Clubhouse on Saturday afternoon in what is a valuable and essential skill team coaches should acquire.

The ‘Brickx’ Club is running a Summer Camp in the Clubhouse from Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August which includes themed Lego play, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Activities, games and a lot of fun. Contact Rachel 086 846 9815 for further details.

The KellogsCúl camp will take place from Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July. The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the Summer Camps 2017 side menu on the club website www.stfinians.com.Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website www.stfinians.com.

St Finians GAA Club extends best wishes to Adult Footballer Paddy Hattie and his fiancé Lisa who tied the knot on Friday!

There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evenings. For Further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 9thJune was €1500 and the numbers drawn were 3, 4, 6, 8. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Paddy Cole, May Cullen, Frank Egan c/o J Sullivan, Barbara Scanlan. Next week’s jackpot is €1600.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1150!

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

CLUB NOTES 18TH JUNE 2017

June 18, 2017

It was a good week for ALF8 team who beat Ranelagh Gaels away on Tuesday evening and Garda in Ridgewood on Friday evening. It was mixed fortunes for the AFL4 team who were beaten away to Thomas Davis on Wednesday but won at home to Good Counsel on Saturday.

Thanks to Swords Eye Centre and Joe O’Sullivan pictured above, who sponsored a new set of jerseys for the Under 11 Boys Team. The Club asks all members and supporters to support Club Sponsors where possible.

Congratulations to the Gaelic for mothers and others team who beat neighbours Fingallians in a very competitive local derby. A special word of thanks to Fingallians for observing 1 minute silence for Sandra O' Brien Murphy recently deceased. It was very much appreciated.

A word of thanks also to all of those who made the Family Funday an outstanding success, especially James Devlin, Nuala Halpin & Fergus O’Neill. It was a very enjoyable day in glorious sunshine, concluding with Rory’s Stories in Peacocks for the older folk! Check out the Club Facebook page for some photos from the activities of the day!

St Finians GAA Club members can avail of 10% discount in Halfords Swords Branch Airside Retail Park. Thanks to Halfords Swords and Anne Marie McGuirk (club member) for their support in arranging this discount for club members. The digitised coupon was circulated to club members by email. For club members who did not receive the email, please forward your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie

Congratulations to the Under 13 girls Football and Camogie for completing hell and back this morning.

The Kelloggs Cúl camp will take place from Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July. The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the Summer Camps 2017 side menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website. The cut off for online payments for the first Kelloggs Cúl camp is 6pm Saturday 24th June.

There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evenings. For Further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 16thJune was €1600 and the numbers drawn were 14, 15, 16, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Joan McDonough, Fiona & Shane, Martin Long, Rita Gilligan. Next week’s jackpot is €1700.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1200!

The Coffee Shop will closed until September when the Nursery & Academy resumes. The clubhouse staff would like to thank members and supporters for their support and custom to date.

The Club Shop is open every Thursday from 7pm to 9.30pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

CLUB NOTES 25TH JUNE 2017

June 25, 2017

St Finians GAA Club expresses deepest condolences to Barry O’Hea’s family and friends on his untimely passing. Barry has been actively involved with the club for several years both as a supporter and as a coach with our Under 13 Camogie and football teams. His 3 children Blaithín, Oisín and Clodagh play football and Hurling/Camogie with the club and his wife Niamh is also an active supporter of the club acknowledging the great sadness this has caused his family and friends and community as a whole. Barry’s funeral mass will take place on Monday morning June 26th at 10am in St Finian’s Church followed by burial in Rolestown. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

It was mixed fortunes for the Adult Hurling Teams this week. The AHL9 had a great win over local rivals Fingallians in River Valley on Sunday with goals from Ian Fahey, Johnnie (Pat Spillane knee bandage) Walsh & Matt Murray with Luke McBride in super form at wing forward. The AHL4 team were very narrowly beaten at home by Naomh Fionnbarra on Wednesday evening despite good scoring from Adam O’Shaughnessy, Dom Harris & James Shelly.

Online payments are no longer being accepted for the Kelloggs Cúl camp Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July but payments can still be made in the club office.

The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the Summer Camps 2017 side menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website.

The Club is currently looking for somebody who regularly attends home and away Adult Football & Hurling matches to take photographs at those games, which can be submitted to the Club PRO for uploading to the Club Website and Facebook page. This role may suit somebody with an interest in photography and a high spec digital camera will be provided. Expressions of interest should be forwarded to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie.

There are Aerobics & Fitness classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings. For Further details, please contact Bernie at 085 135 9766.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 23rd June was €1700 and the numbers drawn were 4, 15, 20, 22. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were D Levins, John Preston, Una Woodriffe, John Dowdall. Next week’s jackpot is €1800.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1300!

The Coffee Shop will be closed until September when the Nursery & Academy resumes. The clubhouse staff would like to thank members and supporters for their support and custom to date.

The Club Shop is open on Thursdays only from 7pm to 9.30pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

TICKET INFORMATION LEINSTER FOOTBALL FINAL

June 29, 2017

LEINSTER S.F.C. FINAL – KILDARE V DUBLIN @ 4.00PM &

ELECTRIC IRELAND LEINSTER MFC FINAL @ 2.00PM

CROKE PARK –16TH JULY 2017


Please email your orders to stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail or text Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 by 12 Noon Saturday 8th July.


NB - only fully paid up adult members or juveniles playing on adult teams can order tickets through the club


GENERAL


Hogan Stand (No Concession) – (Pre-Purchase Price) €35 (On Match Day)

€40 Cusack Stand – (Pre-Purchase Price) €35 (On Match Day)

€40 Davin Stand – (Pre-Purchase Price) €35 (On Match Day) €40

Hill 16 - €25


FAMILY TICKETS:-1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc.

Family Tickets are only available for Cusack and Davin Stands Adults – (Pre-Purchase Price) €35 (On Match Day) €40 Juveniles – €5


Students & Senior Citizens (Cusack & Davin Stand Only):-

Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €10 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D prior to ENTERING THE STADIUM)


Wheelchair Tickets:-The Wheelchair Ticket are free of charge and the Assistant’s ticket is €35 GROUP PASSES:-


GROUP PASSES (Under 16’s) – DAVIN STAND ONLY

Groups Passes are provided for groups of Juveniles U-16 €5 each (you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten Juveniles) any additional adults pay full price for their tickets.

CLUB NOTES 2ND JULY 2017

July 02, 2017

The AFL4 team were undefeated this week by drawing away with Cuala on Wedensday evening, and narrowly beating Kilmacud Crokes in Ridgewood on Saturday. The AFL8 team were narrowly beaten by Na Fianna in Collinstown on Tuesday evening.

The AHL4 team play Clanna Gael-Fontenoy at home in the Junior A Hurling Championship on Wednesday 5th July and are away to Na Fianna on Saturday 8th July. The AHL9 team play O’Dwyers away on Sunday 9th July. Please come out and show your support for the Adult Hurling teams!

The Under 10 & Under 11 girls had their last official training session of the year on Wednesday and to mark this a Dublin legend turned up to give them some sound advice and relate stories from his playing and managerial career. Paul Clarke, whose niece Reanna plays for the Under 11 team, came along and graciously gave of his time. Paul won an All Ireland winners medal in 1995 and recently managed the Dublin senior football team to win the O'Byrne cup. Many thanks to Paul and keep up the good work girls.

St Finians GAA extends sincere condolences to Andrea Walsh on the passing of her mother. Andrea is an active supporter of the club and her husband Johnny plays adult hurling and is a coach for the Under 13 boys.

Please email your orders for the Leinster Football Final Dublin V Kildare to stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail or text Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 by 12 Noon Saturday 8th July. NB – only fully paid up adult members and Juveniles playing on adult teams can order tickets through the club.Ticket price details are on the Club Facebook page and have been circulated to club members by email.

Congratulations to the Gaelic for Mothers and Others team who had a great win over Naomh Mearnog on Wednesday evening.

The club would like to thank River Valley Community Centre & Peacocks Bar & Restaurant with regard to the recent bereavement of Barry O’Hea.

Online payments are no longer being accepted for the Kelloggs Cúl camp Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July but payments can still be made in the club office on the morning.

The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the Summer Camps 2017 side menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website.

There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evenings. For Further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 30th June was €1800 and the numbers drawn were 3, 6, 10, 15. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €25 were Barbara Savage, Carmel Savage, Ann McNally, Maura Noone. Next week’s jackpot is €1900.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1350!

The Club Shop is open every Saturday only from at 10am during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

ST FINIANS ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC 2017

July 08, 2017

St Finians GAA are delighted to announce that this years golf classic proudly sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will be held in Forrest Little Golf Club on Friday 4th August 2017.

€240 per team and the price includes a meal.

To reserve a tee time or sponsor a tee box/green, please contact:

James Devlin 086 400 0324

Shay Leathem 087 217 2215

Alan McGrath 087 652 9429

John Moore 086 064 3626

UNDER 9 BOYS NEW SPONSOR MORTON AND FLANAGAN AUCTIONEERS

July 08, 2017

A big thank you to Morton & Flanagan Auctioneers Main Street Swords http://www.mandf.ie/ who kindly sponsored the Under 9 boys team with a new set of jerseys.

Pictured at the presentation were some of the Under 9 boys team along with coach their Tanya Mulligan and Joseph, Jane Morton Gavin & Jennifer Morton from Morton & Flanagan.

CLUB NOTES 9TH JULY 2017

July 09, 2017

It was mixed results for the AHL4 team who beat Clanna Gael-Fontenoy on Wednesday evening with a great comeback securing a place in the quarter final of the Junior A championship. Goals from James Shelly & Shane O’Brien were crucial as was staunch defending from Shane Murphy. The team were beaten however by Na Fianna in the league in Mobhi Road on Saturday.

The AFL4 team play Trinity Gaels away on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and are at home to Man o War on Saturday at 6.30pm. The AFL8 team are at home to St Patricks Donabate on Sunday morning at 11am. All support welcome!

Please support the Annual Golf Classic proudly sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will which be held in Forest Little Golf Club on Friday 4th August, €240 per team, the price also includes a meal. Contact James Devlin 086 400 0324, Shay Leathem 087 217 2215, Alan McGrath 087 652 9429, John Moore 086 064 3626 to reserve a tee or sponsor a hole/tee or box.

A big thank you to Morton & Flanagan Auctioneers Main Street Swords who sponsored the Under 9 boys team with a new set of jerseys. Pictured above at the presentation were some of the Under 9 boys team along with coach their Tanya Mulligan and Joseph, Jane & Jennifer Morton from Morton & Flanagan.

A word of thanks also to all of the coaches and helpers who facilitated the smooth running of the Kelloggs Cúl camp last week led by GPO James Devlin.

The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the Summer Camps 2017 side menu on the club website www.stfinians.com. Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website.

There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evenings. For Further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 7th July was €1900 and the numbers drawn were 3, 11, 18, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Mary Doherty, Ingrid Gargan, Maree McDonagh & Fearghal O’Regan. Next week’s jackpot is €2000.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1400!

The Club Shop is open on Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

CLUB NOTES 16TH JULY 2017

July 16, 2017

It was a successful week for the Adult Footballers, the AFL4 team had a great away win at Trinity Gaels on Wednesday evening while the AFL8 team beat St Patricks of Donabate on Sunday.

The AHL9 hurling team play Whitehall Colmcille at home in the semi final of the Junior F championship on Thursday 20th July at 7.15pm. The AHL4 team play local rivals Fingallians in Ridgewood on Saturday 22nd July at 6.30pm. All support welcome and appreciated. The Executive Committee asks those attending matches when parking in Ridgewood to consider local residents and to park responsibly and arrive by bike or foot where possible.

After a narrow defeat to St Sylvester’s on Thursday evening the Gaelic for Mothers and others will take part in a Leinster blitz in Athlone next weekend.

Congratulations to the Dublin Senior Footballers who on Sunday won an unprecedented 7 Leinster Titles in a row. The focus now switches to the All Ireland Quarter finals!

Well done to Emma Howe and Teagan Comber from our under 15 LGFA team who won the under 14 LGFA Leinster blitz today with Dublin

A new mobile responsive website will be launched on Tuesday 18th July. All feedback welcome. Thanks to Progressive Credit Union www.progressivecu.ie/ for sponsoring the website redevelopment.

Please support the Annual Golf Classic proudly sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will which be held in Forest Little Golf Club on Friday 4th August, €240 per team, the price also includes a meal. Contact James Devlin 086 400 0324, Shay Leathem 087 217 2215, Alan McGrath 087 652 9429, John Moore 086 064 3626 to reserve a tee or sponsor a hole/tee or box.

The 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made on and existing websites www.stfinians.com. Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website.

There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evenings. For further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 14th July was €2000 and the numbers drawn were 7, 16, 19, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Christine Boland, D Daniels, Dermot Downes, Mage & Rosie. Next week’s jackpot is €2100.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1450!

The Club Shop is open on Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

TICKET INFORMATION ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL QUARTER FINAL

July 20, 2017

Ticket information All Ireland Football Championship Quarter Final Saturday 5th August Croke Park


Leinster Winner – Dublin v Round 4B Winner – Time TBC

Ulster Winner – Tyrone v Round 4B Winner – Time TBC


Please contact

Maree McDonough 087 617 6687

or email stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com by 8pm Thursday 27th July with your order


NB - only fully paid up adult members and Juveniles playing on adult teams may order tickets through the club


Prices as follows:


Hogan Stand (No Concession) - €35

Cusack Stand - €35

Terrace - €25


FAMILY TICKETS:

Family Tickets- Cusack and Davin Stands

Adults - €35 Juveniles - €5

Students & Senior Citizens

(Cusack & Davin Stand Only):


Purchase full price tickets and get rebate of €10 with valid I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D)

Wheelchair Tickets:


The Wheelchair Ticket and Assistant's ticket is €35

CLUB NOTES 23RD JULY 2017

July 22, 2017

The AHL4 team were narrowly beaten by local rivals Fingallians in Ridgewood on Saturday. Hard luck also to the AHL9 hurling team who were beaten by Na Fianna in the Junior F Championship quarter final on Thursday.

Well done to the Gaelic for Mothers and others team who represented the club in the Leinster blitz in Athlone this weekend.

A busy week ahead for the Adult Football teams. The AFL8 team play Round Towers Clondalkin away on Tuesday 25th July at 7.15pm and Naomh Olaf at home on Sunday 30th July at 11am. The AFL4 team play St Brigids away on Wednesday 26th July at 715pm and namesakes St Finians Newcastle at home Saturday 29th July at 6.30pm.

Please email your orders for the All Ireland Football Championship Football Quarter Final Saturday 5th August to stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 by 8PM Thursday 27th July. NB – only fully paid up adult members and Juveniles playing on adult teams can order tickets through the club. Ticket price details are on the Club Facebook page, the new Club Website and have been circulated to club members by email.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to the Pierce family on the untimely passing of Under 7s Girls coach Niamh Pierce (née Hallissy). Niamh's 3 children Sean, Kate & Mary also play with the club. Niamh was also a teacher in Holy Family National school. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

The new mobile friendly website www.stfinians.com was launched on Tuesday 18th July. Please send any feedback or information which is required to be updated on the new website to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie or James.Freeman2@mail.dcu.ie. A word of thanks to PRO James Freeman and the other club officers involved for all of their hard work and effort in getting the new website launched which took many months in planning and also to the Executive Committee for their support for this project. Thanks also to Progressive Credit Union www.progressivecu.ie/ for sponsoring the website redevelopment.

A reminder that the Annual Golf Classic proudly sponsored by Sky Handling Partner which be held in Forest Little Golf Club on Friday 4th August, €240 per team, the price also includes a meal. Contact James Devlin 086 400 0324, Shay Leathem 087 217 2215, Alan McGrath 087 652 9429, John Moore 086 064 3626 to reserve a tee or sponsor a hole/tee or box.

A reminder also that the 2nd summer camp will take place Tuesday August 15th to Friday August 18th and 3rd camp will take place Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments can be made under the ‘Information’ drop down menu on the newwebsitewww.stfinians.com. Forms are also available and payments made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website.

Bernie’s Aerobics & Fitness classes which take place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings will resume on Monday 24th July. For Further details, please contact Bernie at 085 135 9766.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 21st July was €2100 and the numbers drawn were 11,20, 23, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Margaret Ward, M Willis, Declan Murphy, Áine McClean. Next week’s jackpot is €2200. You can now play the club lotto on the new club website www.stfinians.com .

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1500!

The Club Shop is open on Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

CLUB NOTES 30TH JULY 2017

July 30, 2017

Well done to the AFL4 team beat St Brigids away on Wednesday. It was mixed fortunes for the AFL8 team who beat Round Towers Clondalkin away on Tuesday evening but were beaten by Naomh Olaf on Sunday morning.

Well done to the Adult Camogie team who won two out of their three games in their 7s tournament in Castleknock on Wednesday, great wins against Castleknock & Erins Isle.

The LGFA Adult team drew at home with Clanna Gael Fontenoy on Wednesday in the Championship. They play Naomh Mearnóg away also in the championship next Wednesday 2nd August at 7.30pm, so all support welcome for the adult ladies!

A word of thanks to Fingallians for their invitation to the Under 12 hurling tournament on Saturday. Congratulations to Senan Crosbie for winning the Long Puc at the tournament.

Well done to Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie team who was on the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie team versus Westmeath on Saturday. Well done also to Rachel Fagan & Rachel Church from the Under 15 LGFA team who were on the Dublin team who played against Kildare on Sunday.

A final reminder that the Annual Golf Classic proudly sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will be held in Forest Little Golf Club on Friday 4th August, €240 per team, the price also includes a meal. Contact James Devlin 086 400 0324, Shay Leathem 087 217 2215, Alan McGrath 087 652 9429, or John Moore 086 064 3626 to reserve a tee or sponsor a hole/tee or box.

Please note that the cut off date for accepting online payments for the 2nd &3rd summer camps which are taking place Tuesday August 15th to Friday 18th August and Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th has been extended to Friday 11th August 6.30pm. Online payments can be made on the club website http://www.stfinians.com/content_page/220269/. Payments can still be made in the club office after the online cut-off date. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website and are available in the Club Office.

St Finians GAA Club extends best wishes to Club Secretary Paul Burke and his bride to be Aindrea who are tying the knot on Friday 4th August!

There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evenings. For further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 28th July was €2200 and the numbers drawn were 3, 8, 18, 26. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Rose Joyce, John F Bourke, Eamon Murphy, J K M Ryan. Next week’s jackpot is €2300. Remember you can play the club lotto online on the new club website www.stfinians.com .

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1500!

The Club Shop is open on Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/ . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

CLUB NOTES 6TH AUGUST 2017

August 08, 2017

Well done to the Adult Camogie Team who won both of their matches in their 7s tournament on Tuesday evening in River Valley, great wins against Cuala & Erins Isle.

The Adult LGFA team are away to St Patricks Donabate on Wednesday evening 9th August at 7.30pm in the Junior D Championship. All support welcome and appreciated.

Please note that the cut off date for accepting online payments for the 2nd & 3rd summer camps which are taking place Tuesday August 15th to Friday 18th August and Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th has been extended to Friday 11th August 6.30pm. Online payments can be made on the club website http://www.stfinians.com/content_page/220269/. Payments can still be made in the club office after the online cut-off date. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website and are available in the Club Office.

A word of thanks to all those who were involved with organising the Annual Golf Classic sponsored by Sky Handling Partner in Forest Little Golf Club on Friday 4th August especially James Devlin, Shay Leathem, Alan McGrath & John Moore. Thanks also to those who sponsored holes, tees & boxes. Check out the Club Facebook Page & website for pictures of the event.

There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evenings. For further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 4th August was €2300 and the numbers drawn were 2, 13, 20, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Sandra Carroll, Sean Murphy, Ann Maxwell, John McDonough. Next week’s jackpot is €2400.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1500!

The Club Shop is open on Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/ . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

SUMMER CAMPS 2017 ONLINE APPLICATIONS CUTOFF EXTENDED

August 08, 2017

Please note that the cut off date for accepting online payments for the 2nd & 3rd summer camps has been extended to Friday 11th August 6.30pm.

Camp dates and times are above.

Online payments can be made on the club website http://www.stfinians.com/content_page/220269/.

Payments can still be made in the club office after the online cut-off date.

Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website and are available in the Club Office.

TICKET INFORMATION ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL

August 09, 2017

Ticket information All Ireland Football Championship Semi Final Sunday 27th August Croke Park

Dublin v Tyrone 4pm

Please contact Maree McDonough 087 617 6687

or email stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com by 8pm Monday 14th August with your order

NB - only fully paid up adult members and Juveniles playing on adult teams may order tickets through the club

Prices as follows:

Hogan Stand (No Concession) - €45

Cusack Stand - €45

Terrace - €30

FAMILY TICKETS:

Family Tickets- Cusack and Davin Stands

Adults - €45 Juveniles - €5

Students & Senior Citizens

(Cusack & Davin Stand Only):

Purchase full price tickets and get rebate of €10 with valid I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D)

Wheelchair Tickets:

The Wheelchair Ticket and Assistant's ticket is €45

GPO JAMES DEVLIN DEPARTING

August 10, 2017

As some of you already know, Club GPO James Devlin will be leaving St Finians at the end of August.

The Juvenile Structures within the club are in excellent shape as a result of James’s efforts both on the pitch and in Holy Family & Holywell schools and the Club would like to thank James for all of his hard work over the past 8 years and wish him & his wife and Adult Ladies footballer Emma, best wishes for the future as they head for Abu Dhabi.

There will be a social night with DJ & music upstairs in Peacocks on Saturday 19th August from 8:30pm until late, to mark James’s & Emma’s departure.

CLUB NOTES 13TH AUGUST 2017

August 12, 2017

The AHL4 team play Lucan Sarsfields away in the Junior A Championship playoffs on Saturday 19th August at 6.30pm. The AHL9 team are away to Whitehall Colmcille on Sunday 20th August at 3pm.

A big thank you to Dublin Aerospace for their very kind sponsorship of our under 15 LGFA kit and windcheaters for both LGFA and camogie teams. A huge thanks also to Paula Deegan for organising the sponsorship. A presentation of the equipment took place in the Dublin Aerospace hanger in Dublin Airport on Friday 11th August.

The 2nd & 3rd summer camps are taking place from Tuesday August 15th to Friday 18th August and Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th. Online payments are no longer being accepted but payments can still be made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website http://www.stfinians.com/content_page/220269/ and are available in the Club Office.

Please email your orders for the All Ireland Football Championship Football Semi Final Sunday 27th August to stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 by 8pm Monday 14th August. NB – only fully paid up adult members and Juveniles playing on adult teams can order tickets through the club. Ticket price details are on the Club Facebook page, the new Club Website and have been circulated to club members by email.

The Nursery (4-5 year old boys and girls) & Academy (6-7 year old boys and girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 9th September at 10am & 11.30am respectively after the Summer break. New members are always welcome. We are always looking for parents to become involved in coaching also.

As some of you already know, Club GPO James Devlin will be leaving St Finians at the end of August. The Juvenile Structures within the club are in excellent shape as a result of James’s efforts both on the pitch and in Holy Family & Holywell schools and the Club would like to thank James for all of his hard work over the past 8 years and wish him & his wife and Adult Ladies footballer Emma, best wishes for the future as they head for Abu Dhabi. There will be a farewell party with DJ & music upstairs in Peacocks on Saturday 19th August from 8:30pm until late, to mark James’s & Emma’s departure.

Well done to Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie Team who was selected on the Dublin Team in the All Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Semi final versus Kerry in Limerick on Saturday.

St Finians GAA Club extends best wishes to former player and Chairperson Declan Murphy who got married to Nicola Fitzpatrick on Saturday!

There are Aerobics & Fitness classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Monday, Wednesday& Friday evenings. For further details, please contact Bernie at 0851359766.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 11th August was €2400 and the numbers drawn were 8, 16, 17, 26. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Una Woodruff, D Daniels, Mickael Wallman, Anne Nolan. Next week’s jackpot is €2500.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1500!

The Club Shop is open on Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/ . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

ALL IRELAND FINALS TICKET DRAW

August 19, 2017

St Finians GAA club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 3rd September and for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 17th September.

The draw for the Hurling Final tickets will take place on 31st August and for the Football Final tickets will take place on 16th September.

Raffle tickets are €5each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

CLUB NOTES 20TH AUGUST 2017

August 19, 2017

Congratulations to the AHL4 team who had a super win away over Lucan Sarsfields in the Quarter Final of the Junior A Championship on Saturday evening.

The AFL 8 team are playing Portobello at home on Tuesday August 22nd at 7pm, and are away to St Sylvesters on Sunday 27th August at 10:30am. The AFL 4 team are at home to Man O’War on Wednesday evening August 23rd at 7pm and away to neighbours St Margarets on Saturday August 26th at 6:30pm.

The Adult LGFA team are away to St Patricks Donabate on Monday 21st August in the Junior D Championship Group A at 7:30pm. Please show your support for the AFL & LGFA teams.

St Finians GAA club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 3rd September and for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 17th September. The draw for the Hurling Final tickets will take place on 31st August and for the Football Final tickets will take place on 16th September. Raffle tickets are €5 each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

A word of thanks to all of the coaches and helpers who contributed to the smooth running of the 2nd Summer camp last week led by outgoing GPO James Devlin.

Online payments are no longer being accepted for the 3rd and final Summer Camp being held from Tuesday August 22nd to Friday August 25th but payments can still be made in the club office. Forms can also be downloaded from the Club website http://www.stfinians.com/content_page/220269/ and are available in the Club Office.

The Nursery (4-5 year old boys and girls) & Academy (6-7 year old boys and girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 9th September at 10am & 11.30am respectively after the Summer break. New members are always welcome. We are always looking for parents to become involved in coaching also.

Well done to our under 12 Boys team who played in the Dungannon Under 12 and 1/2 tournament today. A fantastic day had by all and a very big thank you to Dungannon Thomas Clarkes for their invitation and excellent hospitality.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to the Savage family on the passing of James (Jim) Savage. James's Daughter in Law, Caroline is a member of the fundraising committee and James's Grandson Kevin also plays with the Under 12 Boys team.

There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evenings. For further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 18th August was €2500 and the numbers drawn were 5, 6, 20, 22. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Caoimhe Dillons, Nicky Dylan Callum, Darren Carroll, Dave Flood. Next week’s jackpot is €2600.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €500!

The Club Shop is open on Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/ . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

ALL IRELAND HURLING FINAL TICKETS DRAW

August 24, 2017

To all fully paid up adult members,

Please email stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 by 9pm Wednesday 30th August, to be included in the draw to purchase All Ireland Hurling Final tickets.

Yours in Sport

Executive Committee

St Finians GAA Club.

JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL

August 25, 2017

Best of luck to the AHL4 hurling team who play St Marks in the Junior A Championship semi-final on Saturday 2nd September at 6.30pm in Ridgewood.


All support welcome.


Please consider local residents when parking in Ridgewood.

CLUB NOTES 27TH AUGUST 2017

August 26, 2017

Best of luck to the AHL4 hurling team who play St Marks in the Junior A Championship semi-final on Saturday 2nd September at 6.30pm in Ridgewood. All support welcome. Please consider local residents when parking in Ridgewood.

It was mixed fortunes for both Adult Football teams.The AFL4 team had a great win over Man O’War on Wednesday evening in Ridgewood but were beaten by neighbours St Margarets away on Saturday evening. The AFL8 team beat Portobello in Ridgewood on Tuesday evening but were beaten away by St Sylvesters on Thursday evening.

Congratulations to the Adult LGFA Team who beat St Patricks Donabate on Monday and making it to the semi-final in the Junior D Championship against Ranelagh Gaels last Wednesday.

Well done to the Under 12 boys who won their Camaint final in Abbotstown on Wednesday evening.

Please email stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 by 9pm Wednesday 30th August, to be included in the draw to purchase All Ireland Hurling Final tickets. Only fully paid up members or juveniles playing on adult teams may purchase tickets through the club.

A reminder that the club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 3rd September and for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 17th September. The draw for the Hurling Final tickets will take place on 31st August and for the Football Final tickets will take place on 16th September. Raffle tickets are€5 each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

The Club is holding a Pre-All Ireland Race Night on Saturday 16th September upstairs in Peacocks. Further details about sponsoring races, buying horses etc. to follow over the coming days.

The Dublin Premier Camogie team who are in the upcoming All Ireland Junior Camogie Final on 10th September involving Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie team are having an open night in Parnells GAA Club Coolock on Monday 28th August between 6pm & 7pm.

A word of thanks to all of the coaches and helpers who contributed to the smooth running of the 3rdsummer camp last week in what was outgoing GPO James Devlin’s last camp with St Finians. Check out the Club Facebook page and Club website for some photos of the camp.

The Nursery (4-5 year old boys and girls) & Academy(6-7 year old boys and girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 9thSeptember at 10am & 11.30am respectively after the Summer break. New members are always welcome. We are always looking for parents to become involved in coaching also.

There are Aerobics & Fitness classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings. For further details, please contact Bernie at 085 135 9766.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 25thAugust was €2600 and the numbers drawn were 7, 10, 12, 20. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Djanka & Eddie Gajdel, Paul Curran, Eoin Harmon, P. GIbney. Next week’s jackpot is €2700.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €550!

The Club Shop is open on Saturday mornings only from 11amto 1pm during July & August. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/ . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

ALL IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL TICKETS

August 28, 2017

To apply for All Ireland Football Final tickets, please contact the club email address stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough by 8pm Thursday 15th September.

NB - Only fully paid up adult members can purchase tickets through the club and only one ticket may be ordered per member.

The Executive Committee will endeavour to facilitate ticket allocation in a fair manner with fully paid up members but if demand exceeds supply, a draw will take place to pick club members who will be offered the opportunity to purchase All Ireland Football final tickets.

A reminder that the club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 3rd September and for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 17th September. The draw for the Hurling Final tickets will take place on 31st August and for the Football Final tickets will take place on 16th September. Raffle tickets are €5 each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

ST FINIANS GAA CLUB RACE NIGHT 16TH SEPTEMBER

August 29, 2017

St Finians GAA Club is holding a Pre All-Ireland race night on Saturday 16th September in Peacocks starting at 8.30pm. Horses are €20 each and can be purchased from the club office.

The draw to win All Ireland Football Final tickets will also take place at the Race Night.

NURSERY AND ACADEMY

August 30, 2017

The Nursery (4-5 year old boys and girls) & Academy (6-7 year old boys and girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 9th September at 10am & 11.30am respectively after the Summer break in River Valley pitches.

New members are always welcome.

We are always looking for parents to become involved in coaching also.

ALL IRELAND HURING FINAL TICKETS DRAW

August 30, 2017

The names drawn to purchase All Ireland Hurling Final tickets through the club are Rose Curran, Liam Doyle, Mick Lawton, Angela Murphy, Ger Edwards.

CLUB NOTES 3RD SEPTEMBER 2017

September 02, 2017

Hard luck to the AHL4 team who were beaten in the Championship semi-final.

The AFL4 team are playing St Monicas at home on Saturday 9th September at 6.15pm and the AFL8 team are also at home to Round Towers Lusk on Sunday 9th September at 11am.

To apply for All Ireland Football Final tickets, please contact the club email address stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough by 8pm Thursday 15th September. NB - Only fully paid up adult members can purchase tickets through the club and only one ticket may be ordered per member. The Executive Committee will endeavour to facilitate ticket allocation in a fair manner with fully paid up members but if demand exceeds supply, a draw will take place to pick club members who will be offered the opportunity to purchase All Ireland Football final tickets.

Congratulations to Liam Doyle in Ridgewood who won the pair of stand tickets for the All Ireland Hurling Final in the Club draw. The winning ticket was sold by Minor Coach John McGuirk.

A reminder that the club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for the two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 17th September. The draw for the All Ireland Hurling Final tickets took place on Thursday 31st August and the names drawn to purchase tickets were Rose Curran, Liam Doyle, Mick Lawton, Angela Murphy, Ger Edwards. Raffle tickets are €5 each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

The club is holding a Pre All-Ireland Football final race night fundraiser on Saturday 16th September upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. Race Cards & horses are available from Team Mentors or any member of the Executive Committee. The draw for the All Ireland Football final stand tickets will also take place at the Race Night.

The very best of luck to Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie team who is playing on the Dublin Junior Team in the All Ireland Junior Camogie final on Sunday 10th September at noon. Ciara was in attendance at some of the underage Camogie training sessions during the week to share her experience and skills.

The Nursery (4-5 year old boys and girls) & Academy (6-7 year old boys and girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 9th September at 10am & 11.30am respectively after the Summer break in River Valley pitches. New members are always welcome. We are always looking for parents to become involved in coaching also.

The Coffee Shop will reopen on Saturday 9th September at 10am. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

Fhionns afterschool & Breakfast club operates in the Clubhouse Activity room daily on Monday to Friday. For further details, please contact Karen at 087 771 1856.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 1st September was €2700 and the numbers drawn were 7, 15, 18, 27. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were D Keely, John Cushman, Brenda Green, Aine Curran. Next week’s jackpot is €2800.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €600!

The Club Shop is open every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm and Saturday mornings only from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/ . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

CIARA BUCHANAN ALL IRELAND JUNIOR CAMOGIE FINAL

September 08, 2017

A reminder that Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie team will be playing for the Dublin Camogie Team in the All Ireland Junior Camogie Final in Sunday 10 September at 12 noon in Croke Park

Come out and show your support for Ciara and the Dublin Camogie team.

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CLUB NOTES 10TH SEPTEMBER 2017

September 10, 2017

It was mixed fortunes for the Adult Football teams. The AFL4 team beat St Monicas in Ridgewood on Saturday evening, while the AFL8 Team were beaten at home by Round Towers on Sunday morning.

The AHL4 team are playing Cuala away on Saturday 16th September at 5pm. The Adult camogie team are playing Cuala B at home in the Senior 7s Championship Group 2. All support welcome and appreciated.

To apply for All Ireland Football Final tickets, please contact the club email address stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough by 8pm Thursday 15th September. NB - Only fully paid up adult members can purchase tickets through the club and only one ticket may be ordered per member. The Executive Committee will endeavour to facilitate ticket allocation in a fair manner with fully paid up members but if demand exceeds supply, a draw will take place to pick club members who will be offered the opportunity to purchase All Ireland Football final tickets.

A reminder that the club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 17th September. Raffle tickets are €5 each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

A reminder also that the club is holding a Pre All-Ireland Football final race night fundraiser on Saturday 16th September upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. Race Cards & horses are available from Team Mentors or any member of the Executive Committee. The draw for the All Ireland Football final stand tickets will also take place at the Race Night.

Well done to Ciara Buchanan who was on the Dublin Junior Camogie team who played in the All Ireland Camogie final on Sunday. Despite a narrow defeat for the Dubs, this was a great achievement for the club & Ciara who is an excellent role model for Juvenile players coming through the club. There was also strong support from the underage camogie teams who were in attendance who also made vidoes of support which were posted on the Club Facebook page.

Congratulations to the five St Finians girls Ellie Kane, Emma Howe, Ciara Laird, Teagen Comber, Grace Murray who represented the club in the All Ireland under 14 Camogie blitz on Saturday.

A big thank you to all those who helped with the Nursery & Academy on Saturday morning led by our new GPO Paul Lyons who joins us from Erins Isle. There were record numbers in attendance! The underage structures in the club are in excellent shape! Check out the club Facebook page for photos of the morning.

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evenings. For further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 8thSeptember was €2800 and the numbers drawn were 2, 16, 21, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Catriona & Brendan, Jennifer Daly, Noel Heffernan, Mags & Rose. Next week’s jackpot is €2900.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €650!

The Club Shop is open on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/ . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

GREEN DOG WALKER PROGRAMME

September 14, 2017

The Environment Awareness Section, Fingal County Council, operate a Green Dog Walker Programme, whereby dog owners are encouraged to take a Pledge to be responsible and clean up after their dog(s). To that end, the Council has partnered with St Finian's GAA Club, Swords, to make doggie bags and armbands available to the members and their families. This initiative is both positive and very welcome and should benefit the community of River Valley and the surrounding area.

Remember, Don't give your dog a bad name!. Poop and Scoop.

Thanks to Under 11 girls coach and Fingal County Council employee Tony Egan for arranging this initiative. Club PRO James Freeman, Under 7s girls coach Jenny Foster and Under 7s girls Megan, Sarah, Emily, Erin & Aoife and of course Poppy the dog accepted the bags and armbands on behalf of St Finians GAA Club.

PAUL LYONS GPO

September 16, 2017

St Finians GAA Club are pleased to announce Paul Lyons as its new Games Promotion Officer. Paul brings a wealth of experience to the club joining us from Erins Isle & Setanta Hurling Club where he was previously assigned. Paul is also Senior Hurling manager with St Peregrines & is also involved with the Dublin Hurling development squads. Paul will also work in Holy Family Junior & Senior schools and Educate Together Holywell and will co-ordinate Nursery & Academy on Saturday mornings continuing the good work of his predecessor James Devlin in the role.

CLUB NOTES 17TH SEPTEMBER 2017

September 17, 2017

Well done to the AFL4 who reached the final of the Club Intermediate All Ireland 7s in St Judes Templeogue on Saturday.

Congratulations also to the Under 15 LGFA Team who are in the Division 1 championship final. It's a fantastic achievement the first for the club in LGFA.

The AHL4 team are away to Clontarf on Saturday 23rd September at 5pm. The AHL9 team are at home to St Josephs OCB on Sunday 24th September at 3pm. The Adult Camogie Team are away to Crumlin in the Senior 7s Championship Group 2 on Sunday 24th September at 11am. All support welcome and appreciated.

Congratulations to the Dublin Senior Football team who have completed the 3 in a row of All Ireland Titles in another epic battle with Mayo, a feat not achieved since 1923.

Congratulations to Michael Freeman from Finglas who won the pair of All Ireland Football Stand Tickets at the Club Race Night on Saturday night in Peacocks. The winning ticket was sold by James Freeman. Well done also to James Sullivan who won the ticket kindly donated to the club by Adult Hurler & Under 10s Boys coach Ian Fahey.

St Finians GAA Club are pleased to announce Paul Lyons as its new Games Promotion Officer. Paul brings a wealth of experience to the club joining us from Erins Isle & Setanta Hurling Club where he was previously assigned. Paul is also Senior Hurling manager with St Peregrines & is also involved with the Dublin Hurling development squads. Paul will also work in Holy Family Junior & Senior schools and Educate Together Holywell and will co-ordinate Nursery & Academy on Saturday mornings continuing the good work of his predecessor James Devlin in the role.

The Executive Committee would like to extend a special word of thanks to the fundraising committee and all those who were involved with arranging the successful Pre-All Ireland Football Final Race Night in Peacocks on Saturday night. Thanks also to the businesses who sponsored the races, to those who bought ads for the booklet, those who donated spot prizes for the raffle and not least the members and supporters who purchased horses and turned out for this very successful fundraising event which raised much needed funds for the club.

Dog fouling on the pitches in River Valley can often present a disgusting & hazardous headache for players, coaches and parents who have to clean footwear, gear and equipment afterwards. To that end, St Finians GAA Club has teamed up with Fingal County Council to make doggie bags and armbands available to members, supporters and their families. A word of thanks to Under 11 girls coach Tony Egan who arranged this initiative on behalf of the Council which should benefit the community of River Valley and the surrounding area.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to the Buchanan family on the passing of Harry Buchanan. Harry's granddaughter Ciara & grandson Dylan both play with St Finians GAA Club and Ciara has also represented Dublin Camogie. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evenings. For further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 15thSeptember was €2900 and the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 7, 15. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were D Daniels, Jean McGill, Sean O’Neill, Geraldine Kane. Next week’s jackpot is €3000.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €700!

The Club Shop is open on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/ . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

CLUB NOTES 24TH SEPTEMBER 2017

September 24, 2017

Huge well done to our camogie teams today with 3 teams into Championship semi finals. The Adult camogie beat Crumlin in Senior 7, the Under 15s beat Mearnog /Barrog in Division 2 and the Under 13 Camogie team who have topped their Division 3 Championship group with 3 wins out of 3 after a great win over Ballyboden St Endas.


Well done to the Under 15 hurlers who put in a battling performance to beat St Vincents to progress to the Shield semi-final.


The AHL4 team were beaten by Clontarf on Saturday despite great saves from Kevin Hammond and good forward play from Adam O’Shaughnessy . The AHL9 were narrowly defeated by League Leaders St Josephs OCB in a cracking game on Sunday. Peter O’Connor, Warren Hanley, Conor Halpin & Luke McBride were prominent for St Finians.


The AFL8 team are playing Ballyboden St Endas away on Sunday 1st October at 11am. All support welcome and appreciated.


Congratulations to the Dublin Ladies Football team who have won the All Ireland Senior title for the first time since 2010.


A big thank you to The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport for their very kind sponsorship of a new set of Jerseys for our under 13 Camogie team. St Finian's Camogie section really appreciates The Carton Hotels continuous support over the past couple of years.


St Finians GAA Club extends deepest sympathies to the Tighe family on the untimely passing of Gerry Tighe. Gerry was an active supporter of the club taking part in the recent golf classic and other events.


There was a great turnout at the Saturday 6.30pm mass in St Finians Parish church in memory of Niamh Pierce who sadly passed away over the Summer. Niamh was a coach with the 2010 girls and her 3 children play with different teams in the club. Niamh was also a teacher in Holy Family Junior school.


The Annual Irish Cancer Society walk will take place on Saturday 7th October at 2pm. Meet at Peacocks at 1pm. There will be refreshments afterwards upstairs in Peacocks. There are sponsorship cards available or donations can be made on the day.


There are Aerobics & Fitness classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings. For further details, please contact Bernie at 085 135 9766.


Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 22nd September was €3000 and the numbers drawn were 1, 11, 16, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Eilish Monaghan, Adrian Wadsboro, D Daniels, Ann Myles. Next week’s jackpot is €3100.


The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €750!


The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

UNDER 13 CAMOGIE CARLTON HOTEL SPONSORS

September 24, 2017

A big thank you to The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport for their very kind sponsorship of a new set of Jerseys for our under 13 Camogie team.

St Finian's Camogie section really appreciate The Carton Hotels continuous support over the past couple of years.

LOGMEIN UNDER 12 BOYS SPONSORSHIP

September 29, 2017

A word of thanks to Stephen Duignan from Logmein who sponsored new training tops for the Under 12 boys team.

Logmein have sponsored this team since its inception in 2011 providing jerseys and equipment to the team every year and sponsoring the club.

We would like to thank Stephen and Logmein for his continuing support of the team and the club.

FHIONNS AFTERSCHOOL

September 29, 2017

Thanks to Fhionns Afterschool Swords & Allsops for their sponsorship of training tops for the Intermediate Football Team in advance of their promotion play off game tomorrow v Good Counsel in Galtymore Rd in Drimnagh at 5pm.

A big thank you to Fhionns for their continued sponsorship of the club.

SUPERVALU BOROIMHE

September 30, 2017

A big word of thanks to Donal O’Ciobhan from SuperValu Boroimhe Swords who donated over 200 footballs to all under 8 children at Saturday morning's Nursery, academy and 2010 boys & girls teams.


Donal & Supervalu Boroimhe continue to be loyal and valuable club sponsors.


Please show your support to https://www.facebook.com/supervaluboroimheswords/

CLUB NOTES 1ST OCTOBER 2017

October 01, 2017

It was a successful weekend for the Under 13 & Under 15 Camogie teams who won both of their home Championship semi-finals beating Naomh Mearnog & Commercials respectively. Well done girls!


Congratulations also to the Under 15 boys who beat St Peregrines making it to the Championship Semi final.


Well done to the Under 14 LGFA team who had a great win over Templeogue Synge Street.


The AHL4 team are at home to Ballyboden St Endas on Saturday October 7th at 5pm. The AHL 9 team are playing Whitehall Colmcille away on Sunday October 8th at 3pm. The Adult Camogie team are playing Naomh Mearnog at home in the Senior 7A Championship semi-final, all support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Hurling & Camogie teams.


A big word of thanks to Donal O’Ciobhan from Supervalu Boroimhe who donated over 200 footballs to all players on teams under 8 in the Club. Donal & Supervalu Boroimhe continue to be loyal and valuable club sponsors.


Thanks also to Logmein who sponsored new training tops for the Under 12 boys team. Logmein have sponsored this team since its inception in 2011 providing jerseys and equipment to the team every year and sponsoring the club. We would like to thank Stephen Duignan from Logmein for his continuing support of the team and the club.


Finally thanks to Fhionns Afterschool Swords & Allsops for their sponsorship of training tops for the Intermediate Football Team in advance of their promotion play off game v Good Counsel. A big thank you to Fhionns for their continued sponsorship of the club.


A reminder that the Annual Irish Cancer Society walk will take place on Saturday 7th October at 2pm. Meet at Peacocks at 1pm. There will be refreshments afterwards upstairs in Peacocks. There are sponsorship cards available or donations can be made on the day. Please contact Margaret Harris 087 221 3605.


Fhionns afterschool & Breakfast club operates in the Clubhouse Activity room daily on Monday to Friday. For further details, please contact Shiela Thomas at 087 412 2465.


Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 29th September was €3100 and the numbers drawn were 16, 19, 22, 27. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Mags Murphy, Martin Mulligan, Cora & Myra, Margie Evans. Next week’s jackpot is €3200.


The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €800!


The Club Shop is open on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/ . Club Shop vouchers make excellent presents.


Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

CENTRA CAMPS SPONSORSHIP

October 04, 2017

A huge thanks Mark Leavy and Centra RiverValley "leavys" for their very generous sponsorship and continued support of our Easter and Summer GAA Camps. This sponsorship enables the club to buy equipment for our Easter and Summer Camps.

CLUB NOTES 8TH OCTOBER 2017

October 08, 2017

It was mixed fortunes for the Adult Hurling Teams at the weekend. The AHL4 team were beaten by Ballyboden St Endas on Saturday. The AHL9 team made the short journey to Cloghran and drew with Whitehall Colmcilles.

Congratulations to the Under 15s boys who had a great win against Noamh Fionnbarra in the Hurling Championship semi-final today. They play Ballyboden St Endas in the final in two weeks time.

The Under 13 & Under 15 Camogie teams are playing in the Championship finals on Sunday 15th October. The Under 13s are at home to Whitehall Colmcilles and the Under 15s are away to Naomh Fionnbarra. All support welcome and appreciated.

Well done to the Under 7s/2010 Boys & Girls teams who jointly hosted their 1st blitz as separate teams versus Erins Isle on Saturday. The skill levels on display from both sets of players were very impressive and the underage structures in the Club are very positive. The Under 7 girls train on Thursday evenings at 6pm in the Community Centre hall and Saturday mornings at 11:30am at River Valley pitches while the Under 7 boys train on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Community Centre hall and Saturday mornings at 10:30am at River Valley pitches. All boys & girls born in 2010 are welcome to join.

A huge thanks to Mark Leavy and Centra River Valley for their very generous sponsorship and continued support of our Easter and Summer GAA Camps. This sponsorship enables the club to buy equipment for our Easter and Summer Camps.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to Rachel Fagan from the Under 15 LGFA & Camogie teams and to her family on the passing of her grandmother Marion Quigley RIP. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Best of luck to Academy Coaches, Eoin O’Connor & Ann Marie Corcoran who are dance partners in Strictly DCB (Dublin Concert Band) on Saturday November 4th at 8pm in Westmanstown Sports & Conference Centre in a fundraising event to help finance the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Dublin Concert Band. Please contact Eoin O’Connor or Ann Marie Corcoran for further details and ticketing information.

There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evening. For further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 6th October 2017 was €3200 and the numbers drawn were 7, 14, 16 17. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were T O’Reilly, Fearghal O’Regan, Rose Joyce, Bridie Fields. Next week’s jackpot is €3300.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €850!

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

OUNDATION LEVEL COACHING COURSE

October 13, 2017

The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 8th & 15th November from 7pm to 9pm in the Community Centre. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates.

Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place.

Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

PROPOSED ALL-WEATHER PITCH AT WARD RIVER VALLEY

October 14, 2017

River Valley Rangers AFC and St Finians Swords GAA welcome the announcement of the proposed DAA funded recreational hub in the Ward River Valley Park.

This facility has the potential to provide much needed year-round playing facilities for the community.

We look forward to working with Fingal County Council on the proposal.

CLUB NOTES 15TH OCTOBER 2017

October 15, 2017

Congratulations to the Under 15 Camogie team who beat Naomh Fhionnbarra to win in the Championship final in Noamh Mearnog on Sunday. The girls will be very much in demand over the coming weeks to assist with coaching the younger Camogie teams, now that their season has come to a very successful conclusion. Hard luck to the Under 13 Camogie team who were beaten in their Championship final today, but they battled very hard. The Club is very much proud of both the Under 13 & Under 15 Camogie teams on their achievements on Sunday.


The Under 15s boys put in a superb performance to win away against Craobh Chiarain in the quarter final of the football championship. In a physical, exciting match the lads recovered well from a slow start to win. Best of luck to the boys in the semi final!


The AHL9 team are playing Realt Dearg at home on Sunday 22nd October at 3pm. All support welcome and appreciated.


River Valley Rangers AFC and St Finians Swords GAA welcome the announcement of the proposed DAA funded recreational hub in the Ward River Valley Park. This facility has the potential to provide much needed year-round playing facilities for the community. We look forward to working with Fingal County Council on the proposal. Further details of the proposals are available on the Club website and St Finians & River Valley Rangers Facebook pages.


Well done to the Gaelic For Mothers and Others team who proudly represented the club with distinction at the National Blitz in Naomh Mearnog on Saturday with three wins, one draw and only one defeat. Check out the Club Facebook page for some pictures of the blitz!


The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 8th & 15th November from 7pm to 9pm in the Community Centre. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates. Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.


The Club AGM will take place on Thursday 16th November at 9pm in the clubhouse. Nomination and motions forms have been circulated by email to all fully paid up members. All nominations and motions should be submitted by Thursday 23rd October to secretary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie or delivered to the clubhouse in a closed envelope for the attention of Paul Burke.


A big thanks to all those who supported the Annual Valley Walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. 166 walkers took part and there has been €4100 raised so far.


St Finians GAA Club extends best wishes to former player Gavin O’Dwyer & his bride to be Rebecca on their upcoming nuptials next Friday 20th October.


Congratulates to Pat Gilroy from St Finians GAA Club on his appointment as Dublin Senior Hurling Manager and best wishes to Pat and his management team for their 3 year term.


There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evening. For further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.


Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 13th October 2017 was €3300 and the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 12, 13. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Annette Daly, Matt McDonnell, Ann Lavin, Therese c/o Caroline. Next week’s jackpot is €3400.


The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €900!


The Club Shop is open from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfininas.com/content_page/10025579/ .


Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

CLUB NOTES 22ND OCTOBER 2017

October 22, 2017

Congratulations to the Under 15 Boys team who won the Hurling Championship Shield final versus Ballyboden St Endas in Cherryfield on Sunday.

Hard luck to the Under 15 LGFA team who were beaten by Lucan Sarsfields in the Championship final in Rush earlier today. They battled very bravely in atrocious conditions.

The Club is very proud of the achievements of both the Under15s Boys Hurling & Under 15 LGFA teams this weekend.

Well done to the AHL9 team who beat Realt Dearg at home on Sunday with a hat trick of goals from Ian Fahy while Packie Dunne, Ian Moriarty & Conor Collier were all prominent.

Please note that there will be no Nursery & Academy on Saturday 29th October the Bank Holiday weekend but they will resume at the normal times 10am & 11:30am respectively on Saturday 5th November. The Coffee Shop & Club Shop are also closed on Saturday 29th October but they will reopen on Saturday 4th November from 10am to 1pm.

A reminder that the club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 8th & 15th November from 7pm to 9pm in the Community Centre. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates. Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

A reminder also that the Club AGM will take place on Thursday16th November at 9pm in the clubhouse. Nominations and motions are due by this Monday 23rd October 2017. Nomination forms have been circulated to all members by email. All nominations and motions should be submitted tosecretary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie or delivered to the clubhouse in a closed envelope for the attention of Paul Burke. For members who have not received the forms, please forward your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie. This is the members chance to have their say in how the club is run and managed.

There are Aerobics & Fitness classes taking place int he Clubhouse Activity on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings. For further details, please contact Bernie at 085 135 9766.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 20th October 2017 was €3400 and the numbers drawn were 8, 9, 21, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Robert Szcyzgielski, Pat Colgan, Tom Kinsella, Aidan Boyd. Next week’s jackpot is €3500.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €950!

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by6pm on Sunday evenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

CLUB AGM

October 24, 2017

To all Members,

The Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place on Thursday 16th November 2017 at 9.00 pm in the Club House.

In accordance with Rule 8.5.2 of the Club Constitution you are invited to submit nominations for election to the Executive Committee for next year on the attached form.

Nominations to serve on the Executive Committee shall be by any two Full Members whose membership fees are paid up to date.You are also invited to submit motions for consideration at the meeting.

Nominations and motions forms have been circulated by email to all fully paid up members.

Please note that the deadline for nominations and motions has been extended to 27th October and motions should be submitted via email to secretary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie or delivered to the clubhouse in a closed envelope for the attention of Paul Burke.

CLOTHING COLLECTION

October 25, 2017

There will be a clothing recycling collection on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 1pm to raise funds for the club.

Please donate all clean unwanted clothes (in any condition), bed linen, towels, curtains, (no duvets please), shoes, handbags, belts & soft toys or no household bric- a-brac.

Please drop bags to the clubhouse on Monday 6th November to Thursday 9th November 7:30pm to 9pm and Saturday 11th November 2017 11am to 1pm.

Thank you for your support.

ADULT TEAMS MANAGEMENT

October 26, 2017

Applications are invited for team managers/management for the 2018 season, for the following St Finians Adults teams:

Intermediate Men's Football

Junior Men's Football,

Junior A Hurling,

Junior B Hurling,

Senior Ladies Football

Senior Camogie

All expressions of interests should be forwarded to the Club Secretary at the following email address secratary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie.

The Closing Date for applications is 5pm Wednesday the 8th of November

CLUB NOTES 29TH OCTOBER 2017

October 28, 2017

There were no adult or juvenile fixtures at the bank holiday weekend.

Best of luck to the AHL9 team who are playing the League semi final at home to Whitehall Colmcille next Sunday 5th November at 2:30pm. All support welcome and appreciated!

Well done to the Under 13 boys who concluded their season with a fine away win on Thursday evening under lights at Man O’War. Despite a slow start in the 1st half, the team gathered their composure to lead narrowly at half time. Man O’War briefly retook the lead early in the 2nd half but the Swordsmen struck back with a combination of fine goals from Daniel Devereux, Padraig Darcy, Lucas Malone & Liam O’Connell and resolute defending from Eoin and Conor Ryan and Stephen Murnane. With the 2017 league season over, it’s onwards and upwards for the St Finians Under 14 boys in 2018.

Congratulations to Mia Hanlon, Alex Scannell, Sarah Tobin, Alannah Gallagher & Emer Crosbie who all won Cumann na mbunscoil finals with their schools this week. Sarah, Alex & Mia play with the Under 11 girls and Emer & Alannah are on the Under 10 team. They attend Scoil an Duinninigh and Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe. Well done girls, we are all delighted for you.

There will be a clothing recycling collection on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 1pm to raise funds for the club. Please donate all clean unwanted clothes (in any condition), bed linen, towels, curtains, (no duvets please), shoes, handbags, belts & soft toys or no household bric-a-brac. Please drop bags to the clubhouse on Monday 6th November to Thursday 9th November 7:30pm to 9pm and Saturday 11th November 2017 11am to 1pm. Thank you for your support.

Applications are invited for team managers/management for the 2018 season, for the following St Finians Adults teams, Intermediate Men's Football, Junior Men's Football, Junior A Hurling, Junior B Hurling, Senior Ladies Football, Senior Camogie. All expressions of interests should be forwarded to the Club Secretary at the following email address secratary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie. The Closing Date for applications is 5pm Wednesday the 8th of November.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume at the normal times 10am & 11:30am respectively on Saturday 4h November. The Coffee Shop & Club Shop will reopen on Saturday 4th November from 10am to 1pm.

St Finians GAA Club wishes our younger members a safe ‘trick or treating’ this Oíche Shamhna, on Tuesday and hopefully they come back with lots of goodies!

A reminder that the club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 8th & 15th November from 7pm to 9pm in the Community Centre. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates. Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

A reminder also that the Club AGM will take place on Thursday 16th November at 9pm in the clubhouse. This is the members chance to have their say in how the club is run and managed.

Thanks to Brian May Bodyfit-BMB who'll be taking our Under 13s LGFA/Camogie teams through the winter as part of their winter training schedule.

Fhionns afterschool & Breakfast club operates in the Clubhouse Activity room daily on Monday to Friday. For further details, please contact Sheila Thomas at 087 412 2465.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 27th October 2017 was €3500 and the numbers drawn were 7, 15, 22, 24. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Anne Lavin, Imelda Foley, Eamon Murphy, Sandra Murnane. Next week’s jackpot is €3600.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1000!

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.


CLUB NOTES 5TH NOVEMBER 2017

November 05, 2017

Congratulations to the AHL9 team who beat Whitehall Colmcille in the League Semi final in River Valley on Sunday with a goal from Ian Fahey and a Canningesqe sideline cut from Conor Halpin among the vital scores and also some heroic Grobbelaar style goalkeeping from Gene Griffin near the end proving to be decisive. Al Lawton and James Sherlock were also prominent in defence.

Hard luck to the Under 15 boys Football who battled very hard and were only narrowly beaten in the C Championship semi final on Sunday versus Castleknock in Porterstown.

Well done to Rachel Church, Rachel Fagan, Emma Howe & Teegan Comber from the Under 15 LGFA team who represented the club on the Dublin under 14 & under 15 development squads in the Leinster Blitz last weekend.

A number of reminders - There will be a clothing recycling collection on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 1pm to raise funds for the club. Please donate all clean unwanted clothes (in any condition), bed linen, towels, curtains, (no duvets please), shoes, handbags, belts & soft toys or no household bric- a-brac. Please drop bags to the clubhouse on Monday 6th November to Thursday 9th November 7:30pm to 9pm and Saturday 11th November 2017 11am to 1pm. Thank you for your support.

Applications are invited for team managers/management for the 2018 season, for the following St Finians Adults teams, Intermediate Men's Football, Junior Men's Football, Junior A Hurling, Junior B Hurling, Senior Ladies Football, Senior Camogie. All expressions of interests should be forwarded to the Club Secretary at the following email address secratary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie. The Closing Date for applications is 5pm Wednesday the 8th of November.

The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 8th & 15th November from 7pm to 9pm in the Community Centre. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates. Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

The Club AGM will take place on Thursday 16th November at 9pm in the clubhouse. This is the members chance to have their say in how the club is run and managed.

There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evening. For further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 3rd November 2017 was €3600 and the numbers drawn were 2, 11, 19, 21. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were PT Murray, Pauline Carpenter, Niall O’Shea, Cora & Ann. Next week’s jackpot is €3700.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1050!

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie

UNDER 15 LGFA/CAMOGIE

November 11, 2017

Best of luck to the Under 15 LGFA/Camogie Teams who have been nominated for Team of the year by the Northside People.

They are in the final 3 and winners will be selected at a function in the Carlton Hotel on Thursday 30th November 2017.

CHRISTMAS ORDERS CLUB SHOP

November 11, 2017

Christmas orders for the Club Shop must be placed with Maree McDonough by Thursday 23rd November.

The Club Shop is open from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm.

Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfininas.com/content_page/10025579/

CLUB NOTES 12TH NOVEMBER 2017

November 12, 2017

Hard luck to the AHL9 team who were narrowly beaten in extra time by St Josephs OCB in the League Final promotion playoff on Sunday in Fairview Park.


Well done to Thuyen, Blaithin and Emily Jane from our Under 13 Camogie team who attended the Under 12 Camogie School of Excellence which took place last weekend in the Phoenix Park.


Please note that the deadline for the Annual Clothing collection has been extended until Monday evening 13th November. A word of thanks to Anne O’Connor and to all those who were involved in organising it which raises much needed funds for the club.


Well done to the coaches who completed the first part of the Foundation Coaching Course on Wednesday last. Part 2 takes place on 15th November from 7pm to 9pm in the Community Centre.


A final reminder that the Club AGM will take place on Thursday 16th November at 9pm in the clubhouse. Please make every effort to attend as this is the members chance to have their say in how the club is run and managed.


Best wishes to PJ Murray who will be adjudicating in the Dublin Intermediate Football final between Na Fianna & St Judes in Abbotstown on Friday 17th November at 8:15pm.


Best of luck to the Under 15 LGFA/Camogie Teams who have been nominated for Team of the year by the Northside People. They are in the final 3 and winners will be selected at a function in the Carlton Hotel on Thursday 30th November 2017.


There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evening. For further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.


Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 10th November 2017 was €3700 and the numbers drawn were 8, 20, 26, 27. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Lorcan & Tom, Anne Hogan, Mike & Louise, Malachy Kerr. Next week’s jackpot is €3800.


The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1100!


Christmas orders for the Club Shop must be placed with Maree McDonough by Thursday 23rd November. The Club Shop is open from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website www.stfininas.com/content_page/10025579/


Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

CLUB NOTES 19TH NOVEMBER 2017

November 18, 2017

The AGM took place on Thursday evening and the following officers were elected to serve on the Executive Committee for 2018, Chairperson– Jim Conway, Secretary – Paul Burke, Treasurer – Shay Collins, Vice Chair –Ian Fahey, PRO – James Freeman, Registrar – Ciaran Donohoe, Assistant Treasurer– Paul Dever, Children’s Officer – Sharon Callinan, Players Representative –Vinny Foley. Barry Shelly, Nuala Halpin & Fiona Cronin were also elected to serve on the Executive. The Juvenile Chair, LGFA/Camogie Chair & Irish Language and Cultural Officer will be nominated by the Incoming Committee. Congratulations to those elected and best wishes to the Executive for 2018.

Congratulations to the Under 7 2010 girls who played their first camogie match as a new team versus Naomh Mearnog on Saturday. The girls were assisted in their coaching by Zoe Galligan, Ellie Kane & Grace Murray from the Under 15 Camogie Championship Winning team and this was shown in the skill levels which were on display by the under 7s. In fact, all members from the Under 15 Camogie team are currently busy coaching other underage camogie teams in the Club, well done girls!

There was a fine win also for the Under 10 LGFA Team over local rivals Fingallians.

There will be a CPSA (Child Protection in Sport Awareness) course taking place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday 12th December. It is essential for all coaches working with children to complete this course. Please contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place.

Well done to the newly qualified coaches who recently completed the Foundation Level Coaching Course over the course of two evenings.

There are Aerobics & Fitness classes taking place inthe Clubhouse Activity on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings. For further details, please contact Bernie at 085 135 9766.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 17th November 2017 was €3800 and the numbers drawn were 1, 8, 22, 24. There was no winner.Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were AT Casey, Barbara Scanlan, Millicient Rafferty, Aimee Hender. Next week’s jackpot is €3900.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1150!

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

Christmas orders for the Club Shop must be placed with Maree McDonough by Thursday 23rd November. The Club Shop is open from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latestnews from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie.

CPSA COURSE

November 18, 2017

There will be a CPSA (Child Protection in Sport Awareness) course taking place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday 12thDecember.

It is essential for all coaches working with children to complete this course.

Please contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place.

CLUB APPRECIATION NIGHT SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2017

November 20, 2017

The Club Appreciation night for mentors & coaches is taking place on Saturday 9th December in Peacocks at 8:30pm with music by Abbeyfolk.

The event is being run in conjunction with the Adult Teams appreciation night on what is always a great social occasion for the Club to kick off the Christmas season.

CLUB NOTES 26TH NOVEMBER 2017

November 25, 2017

Well done to the Under 7 2010 boys who played their first hurling match as a new team away to St Sylvestors on Saturday. The team structures are in excellent shape as they move towards Go Games, thanks to all of the hard work from Andy Lynam and his dedicated team of coaches Greg Davis, Niall Partridge, Ger Edwards, Rob Smyth & Ken McDermott.

The Under 7 girls & Under 11 boys were also in action in Arctic conditions on Saturday morning. Hats off to their resilience and determination to play for their teams on such a cold morning.

Barry Shelly & Nuala Halpin were nominated by Executive Committee to serve as Juvenile Chair & LGFA/Camogie Chair respectively. Ann O'Connor was also nominated to serve on the Executive Committee for 2018.

Congratulations to Emmet Daly from the AFL8 team who won his first cap for the Ireland Special Olympics Team. The club is very proud of Emmet on this achievement.

The Club Appreciation night is taking place on Saturday 9thDecember in Peacocks at 8:30pm with music by Abbeyfolk. The event is being run in conjunction with the Adult Teams appreciation night on what is always a great social occasion for the Club to kick off the Christmas season.

The Nursery & Academy Christmas Party will take place in the Community Centre Hall on Saturday 9th December at 10:30am for both groups where Santa will visit the boys & girls. The Nursery & Academy will then resume on Saturday 13th January after the Christmas break.

A reminder that the club is holding a CPSA (Child Protection in Sport Awareness course on Tuesday 12th December in the Clubhouse. It is essential for all coaches working with children to complete this course. Please contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to the family of Una Black RIP. Una is Mel Lennon's mother and grandmother of 3 of our club players, Dave, Luke & Phil Lennon and mother in law of John Lennon who has managed teams for the club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Fhionns afterschool & Breakfast club operates in the Clubhouse Activity room daily on Monday to Friday. For further details, please contact Sheila Thomas at 087 412 2465.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 24th November 2017 was €3900 and the numbers drawn were 2, 9, 21, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Rosaleen & David, Frances Browne, Caroline Tighe, Ger Clarke. Next week’s jackpot is €4000.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €500!

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by6pm on Sunday evenings.

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie.

SAM MAGUIRE VISIT

November 29, 2017

The Sam Maguire cup will be visiting Holy Family Junior & Senior schools and Holywell Educate Together school tomorrow Thursday 30th November.

Boys and girls don't forget to wear your Dublin jerseys.

UNDER 15 CAMOGIE/LGFA TEAM OF THE YEAR

November 30, 2017

Congratulations to the Under 15 Camogie/LGFA team who won the team of the year for their achievements this season at the Annual Northside People Community & Sports Awards ceremony in the Carlton Hotel on Thursday evening.


The Camogie girls won the Division 2 Championship while the LGFA girls were runners up in the Division 1 Championship.


Well done girls, the Club is very proud of you.


Bernie & Suzanne were present to accept the award of behalf of the team.

CLUB NOTES 3RD DECEMBER 2017

December 02, 2017

Congratulations to the Under 15 Camogie/LGFA team and their coaches Nuala, Bernie, Suzanne & Kevin who won the team of the year for their achievements this season at the Annual Northside People Community & Sports Awards ceremony in the Carlton Hotel on Thursday. The Camogie team won the Division 2 Championship while the LGFA team were runners up in the Division 1 Championship. Well done players and coaches, the Club is very proud of you. The players from the both teams are involved in coaching underage camogie & LGFA teams. Bernie & Suzanne accepted the award on behalf of the team.

Please note that River Valley & Ridgewood pitches will be closed from Saturday 16th December until Sunday 15th January 2018 inclusive. Last matches to be played on Sunday 10th December and the first match of 2018 will be played on Saturday 20st January.

The Nursery & Academy Christmas Party will take place in the Community Centre Hall on Saturday 9th December at 10:30am for both groups where Santa will visit the boys & girls. The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will then resume on Saturday 13th January 2018 after the Christmas break.

Sam Maguire paid a visit to Holy Family & Holywell Educate Together School last Thursday for the 3rd year in a row courtesy of GPO Paul!

Please support the National Club Draw, €10 per ticket. Tickets are available in the Club Office or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club. Tickets will be issued to team mentors over the coming days.

A few reminders, the Club Appreciation night is taking place on Saturday 9th December in Peacocks at 8:30pm with music by Abbeyfolk. The event is being run in conjunction with the Adult Teams appreciation night on what is always a great social occasion for the Club to kick off the Christmas season.

The club is holding a CPSA (Child Protection in Sport Awareness course on Tuesday 12th December in the Clubhouse. It is essential for all coaches working with children to complete this course. Please contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place.

There are Yoga classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Thursday evening. For further details, please contact Jacquie at 087 786 8363.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 1st December 2017 was €4000 and the numbers drawn were 1, 4 14, 27. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Marie O’Donoghue, Linda Farrell, Gavin Moore & Stephen King. Next week’s jackpot is €4100.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €550!

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10am to 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie

NATIONAL CLUB DRAW 2018

December 04, 2017

Please support the National Club Draw, €10 per ticket.

Tickets are available in the Club Office or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club.

Tickets will be issued to team mentors over the coming days.

Prize details above.

CLUB NOTES 10TH DECEMBER 2017

December 09, 2017

Please note that River Valley & Ridgewood pitches will be closed from Saturday 16th December until Sunday 15th January 2018 inclusive. Last matches to be played on Sunday 10th December and the first match of 2018 will be played on Saturday 20th January.

The Under 13 soon to be Under 14 LGFA/camogie are offering a Christmas tree collection service in conjunction with Greig Donnelly’s Swords Christmas trees which can be bought from club car park. It's €5 a tree for collection on January 7th and all proceeds will go to new training gear for Feile 2018.

Please support the National Club Draw, €10 per ticket. Tickets are available in the Club Office or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club. Tickets will be issued to team mentors over the coming days. Prize details above.

Eoin O'Connor Jnr will be taking part in the Gaelic Voices for Change who are organising a massive sleep-out in Dublin and around the country on the night of the 16th of December to help raise money and awareness for the homeless problem in Ireland. The link and details of how to make a donation is available on the Club Facebook Page.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 13th January 2018 after the Christmas break and the coffee shop will also reopen on that day.

The Club Appreciation night took place on Saturday in Peacocks. The following won player of the year in their respective categories, AFL4 David Butler, AFL8 James Devlin, AHL4 Kevin Hammond, AHL9 Paul Burke, Adult LGFA Laurie Baxter, Adult Camogie Hanna Dunne, Gaelic for Mothers and Others Ingrid Hanley. Check out the Club Facebook page for some photos of the evening.

A final reminder that the club is holding a CPSA (Child Protection in Sport Awareness course on Tuesday 12th December in the Clubhouse. It is essential for all coaches working with children to complete this course. Please contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place.

There are Boxercise classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room every Monday evening. For further details, please contact Karen at 087 776 5165.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 8th December 2017 was €4100 and the numbers drawn were 6, 13, 17, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Joanne McL c/o Caroline, Jacqui & Denis O’Keeffe, Maura Hughes, Agnes Martin. Next week’s jackpot is €4200.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €600!

Please submit news items, fixtures/results to be included in the club notes to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 6pm on Sunday evenings.

If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie

CLUB NOTES 17TH DECEMBER 2017

December 16, 2017

Congratulations to Laurie Baxter from the LGFA Team who was picked to play with the Junior Dubs Stars (Navy) team on Sunday 14th January in DCU (St Clare’s) at 11:30am. Come out and show your support for Laurie – COYGIB!

Christmas orders may be picked up from Maree in the Club Shop on Thursday 21st December between 7pm & 9pm.

The Under 13 soon to be Under 14 LGFA/camogie are offering a Christmas tree collection service in conjunction with Greig Donnelly’s Swords Christmas trees which can be bought from club car park. It's €5 a tree for collection on January 7th and all proceeds will go to new training gear for Feile 2018.

Well done to Eoin O'Connor Jnr who took part in the Gaelic Voices for Change who organised a massive sleep-out in Dublin and around the country on Saturday night to help raise money and awareness for the homeless problem in Ireland. Donations can made on: https://gaelicvoicesforchange.everydayhero.com/ie/eoin-o-connor-s-dec-16th-homeless-fundraiser/wizard/avatar

Juvenile mentors can email their Christmas party photos to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie or whatsapp them to James Freeman to be uploaded to the Club Facebook page subject to parental consent.

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to Alex Scannell from the Under 11 LGFA & Camogie teams and to her family on the passing of her father Peter. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

River Valley & Ridgewood pitches will be closed until Sunday 15th January 2018. The first match of 2018 will be played on Saturday 20st January.

Please support the National Club Draw, €10 per ticket. Tickets are available in the Club Office or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 13th January 2018 after the Christmas break and the coffee shop will reopen on that day.

There are Aerobics & Fitness classes taking place in the Clubhouse Activity on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings. For further details, please contact Bernie at 085 135 9766.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 15th December 2017 was €4200 and the numbers drawn were 12, 13, 17, 20. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Mark Hunter, Tracey Jackson, Deirdre Irwin, Carmel Savage. Next week’s jackpot is €4300.

The club bingo takes place this and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €650!

As this is the last Club Notes for 2017, St Finians GAA Club extends a very happy & peaceful Christmas, and a prosperous 2018 to its members, supporters and their families.

SUPERVALU BAG PACKING

December 19, 2017

To all members, supporters & parents,

Please support the annual Bag packing Fundraising event in Supervalu Boroimhe this Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

CHRISTMAS WISHES

December 24, 2017

Christmas message from the Chairman,

Happy Christmas to all St. Finians GAA Club people wherever you may be. Thank you to everyone who contributes and supports us and keeps us on the road. Without you the club wouldn’t be what it is. Also thank you so much to the partners of those who volunteer, without you we don’t have them. We have a bright future and because we have been so good, I'm sure Santa was good to you.

Yours in sport

Jim Conway

Chairman

St Finians GAA Club