News Archive 2018

DUBLIN PANEL CALLUPS

January 04, 2018

Congratulations to Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie team who has once again been selected for the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie panel for 2018.

Well done also to Rachel Fagan from the Under 16 LGFA Team who has made it to the Dublin Under 16 LGFA Team. It’s a fantastic achievement for Rachel and a great reflection on her commitment.

A reminder that Laurie Baxter from the LGFA Team will be playing 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!

GARDA RE-VETTING

January 04, 2018

The GAA Vetting Policy stipulates that as part of our good practice procedures members shall be re-vetted at a minimum within a five year time period."

St Finians GAA Club is now asking that all who deal or come in contact with children (under 18) in the Club and who have been Garda vetted five years or more ago, to please apply to be re-vetted.

Please go to http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/vetting and follow steps 1, 2 and 3. Any queries please contact Sharon Callanan.

CLUB NOTES 7TH JANUARY 2018

January 06, 2018

The Nursery (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) & Academy (6 year old boys & girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 13th January 2018 at 10am & 11:30am respectively after the Christmas break in the Community Centre. New members are always welcome. The clubhouse coffee shop will reopen on the 13th also.

Congratulations to Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie team who has once again been selected for the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie panel for 2018.

Well done also to Rachel Fagan from the Under 16 LGFA Team who has made it to the Dublin Under 16 LGFA Team. It’s a fantastic achievement for her and a great reflection on her commitment.

A reminder that Laurie Baxter from the LGFA Team will be playing 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!

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to the Mulvey Family on the passing of Pat Mulvey. Pat was a loyal club supporter and is a brother of a club founding member Josie Power and a father of former player Paddy. Our condolences to Pat's family extended family and many friends in our area. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

River Valley & Ridgewood pitches will be closed until Sunday 14th 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 from Team Mentors, the Club Office or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club. Further details of prizes on http://www.gaa.ie/news/national-club-draw/

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 5th January was €1500 and the numbers drawn were 2, 8, 13, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Ann Marie O’Donoghue, Karen Brady, Anita McGinley, Fearghal O’Regan. Next week’s jackpot is €1600.

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

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 .

NURSERY & ACADEMY

January 09, 2018

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume this Saturday 13th January 2018 at 10am & 11:30am respectively after the Christmas break in the Community Centre.

New members are always welcome.

2011 boys and girls ( new upcoming under 7's team) train as normal at 11.30

2012 boys and girls the new Academy training at 11.30 on Saturday

2013 boys and girls the Nursery training at 10.00 on Saturday.

2014 boys and girls once they turn 4 years of age can join the Nursery and training at 10.00

COFFEE SHOP

January 09, 2018

The Clubhouse Coffee Shop will reopen after the Christmas break from 10am to 1pm.

All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

CLUB NOTES 14TH JANUARY 2018

January 13, 2018

On behalf of the members and executive of St Finians GAA club, we express our deepest condolences to parents Emma-Kate and Aidan Morrissey and sisters Morgan-May and Chloe and their extended family on the passing of their daughter and sister Katie Rose Morrissey.

St Finians GAA Club also extends sincere sympathies to Brendan Gribbon on the passing of his mother Mary. Brendan & Margaret Gribbon have 3 children playing with different teams in the club (Ciara, Aoife & Liam) and Margaret plays with the Gaelic for Mothers & Others team.

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. Payments can be made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website www.stfinians.com. Some minor changes have been made to membership categories and rates for 2018. The club has introduced a family membership which would be the most cost effective for most families. Membership can be paid over 3 months online (After the initial amount is paid the subsequent 2 monthly payments come out automatically). As a substantial element of the club’s outlay comes at the start of the year, all memberships should be paid as soon as possible.

A huge thanks to all those who took part in the recent bag packing fundraisers in Supervalu Boroimhe & Dunnes Stores Pavilions which raised much needed funds for the club.

A big thank you also to Eve O’Brien from the Dublin Senior Camogie Team who presented the Under 15 Camogie with their Championship winners medals last weekend. The girls celebrated the occasion by keeping up their fitness levels with trips to Jumpzone & Go Quest!

A new keypad has been installed at the front entrance door of the clubhouse. If your fob fails to operate you should return it to the office to be reprogrammed, or contact the Clubhouse Officer Frank Egan at 087 9734883

River Valley & Ridgewood pitches will be closed until Sunday 14th 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 from Team Mentors, the Club Office or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club.

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 12th January was €1600 and the numbers drawn were 1, 2, 23, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were JK & M Ryan, Brendan Collins, Vincent Geraghty, Grace McGill. Next week’s jackpot is €1700.

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! The Club Shop is also open on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm.

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 .

PAULA DEEGAN LGFA & CAMOGIE CHILDREN'S OFFICER

January 17, 2018

St Finians GAA Club has the pleasure in announcing that they have appointed Paula Deegan as an additional Children's Officer in the Club who will be looking after the LGFA and Camogie side of things.

Paula's contact details can be found on the Club website http://www.stfinians.com/content_page/37877/

The Club wishes Paula well in her new role.

DUBLIN SPRING SERIES 2018

January 17, 2018

Please see ticket information below for the upcoming Dublin GAA Spring Series in Croke Park.

The Dublin Senior Football Team will play their 4 National League Home Games in Croke Park with one double header with the Dublin Senior Hurlers and two double headers with the Dublin Ladies Football team.

Dublin GAA Spring Series Fixtures 2018

Saturday 27th January – Dublin Hurlers v Offaly - 5pm, Dublin Footballers v Kildare -7pm

Saturday 10th February – Dublin Ladies v Cork – 5pm, Dublin Footballers v Donegal – 7pm

Saturday 3rd March – Dublin Ladies v Kerry – 5pm, Dublin Footballers v Kerry – 7pm

Sunday 25th March – Dublin Footballers v Monaghan – 3pm

Pricing Information:

Pre-Purchase Price:

Adult: €12.00 / £11.00 (Pre-Purchase discount ends midnight on the day before the fixture)

Student / Senior Citizen: €12.00

Juveniles (Under 16 Years of Age): €5.00

Match-Day Price:

Adult: €15.00 / £14.00

Student / Senior Citizen: €12.00

Juveniles (Under 16 Years of Age): €5.00

Tickets are available to purchase in Supervalu Boroimhe

CLUB SHOP

January 19, 2018

The Club Shop is now open on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to.9:30pm instead of Thursday evenings.

The Club Shop is also open on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm.

CLUB NOTES 21ST JANUARY 2018

January 20, 2018

St Finians GAA Club would like to announce that Paula Deegan has been appointed as an additional Children’s Officer with responsibility for the LGFA & Camogie side of things. Paula’s contact details can be found on the club website http//www.stfinians.com.

Congratulations to Laurie Baxter from the Adult LGFA Team who was on the winning Navy Team in the Dubs Stars Challenge last weekend.

Sincere sympathies are extended to the Lynch family on the passing of Jacqui Lynch. Jacqui was wife to Alan who played both juvenile and adult football for the club and mother to Brian who plays on our minor football team. Jacqui was also a good supporter of the club and worked I the local Supervalu in Boroimhe. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Ticket information for the upcoming Dublin Spring Series 2018 is available on the Club Website & Club Facebook page.

The Club Shop is back open from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays. Please note that the Club Shop will now be open on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9:30pm instead of Thursday.

Please support the National Club Draw, €10 per ticket. Tickets are available from Team Mentors, the Club Office or any member of the Executive Committee and all funds raised will be retained by the club. Please return all tickets by Monday 22nd January

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 19th January was €1700 and the numbers drawn were 6, 9, 16, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Con Murphy, Jackie Caul, Thomas Cahill, D Daniels. Next week’s jackpot is €1800.

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!

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 .

ST FINIANS ADULT TEAMS

January 22, 2018

St Finians field two adult hurling teams and two adult football teams with training and preparation underway for the 2018 season. Any players new to the Swords area are welcome to join. Contact details below

Adult Men Hurling - Gene 086 6063757

Adult Men Football - Stephen 087 2409962

CLUB NOTES 28TH JANUARY 2018

January 28, 2018

Congratulations to the boys & girls from Holy Family Senior National School from the Under 12 teams within the club, who provided the half time entertainment at the Dublin V Offaly National Hurling League match in Croke Park on Saturday evening. Credit is also to due to the teachers who arranged the event. Check out the club facebook page for some photos of the occasion. Well done all!

St Finians GAA Club field two adult hurling teams and two adult football teams with training and preparation underway for the 2018 season. Any players new to the Swords area are welcome to join. Contact details: Adult Men Hurling - Gene 086 6063757, Adult Men Football - Stephen 087 2409962.

Please return all sold (preferably) & unsold National Club Draw tickets to the clubhouse office by 9pm Wednesday 31st January at the latest in order to give the club adequate time to submit their returns to the County Board. Remember all monies raised will be retained by the club.

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. Payments can be made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website www.stfinians.com. Some minor changes have been made to membership categories and rates for 2018. The club has introduced a family membership which would be the most cost effective for most families. Membership can be paid over 3 months online (After the initial amount is paid the subsequent 2 monthly payments come out automatically). As a substantial element of the club’s outlay comes at the start of the year, all memberships should be paid as soon as possible.

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 26th January was €1800 and the numbers drawn were 4, 7, 18, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Lorraine May, S Davis, Fiona Farrell, AT Casey. Next week’s jackpot is €1900.

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

The Club Shop is open from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays and from 7pm to 9:30pm on Wednesday evenings.

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 .

AIRWAYS MOTOR COMPANY

February 10, 2018

A big thank you as always to Brian in Airways Motor Company who kindly sponsored a new set of juvenile goalposts for the club.

Brian & Airways Motor Company www.airwaysmotorcompany.ie are long standing supporters of St Finians GAA Club and the club asks members & supporters to support our sponsors.

Some coaches & players from the Under 11 Boys team were present to accept the donation on behalf of the Club.

CLUB NOTES 11TH FEBRUARY 2018

February 10, 2018

It doesn’t be long coming around but the new season is already upon us with all teams back in full swing in training. The AFL4 team are at home to Thomas Davis at 10:15am on Sunday 18th February while the AFL8 team are at home to Noamh Fionnbarra at Noon. Come out and show your support for the Adult Football teams!

A big thank you as always to Brian in Airways Motor Company who kindly sponsored a new set of juvenile goalposts for the club. Brian & Airways Motor Company http://www.airwaysmotorcompany.ie are long standing supporters of St Finians GAA Club and the club asks members & supporters to support our sponsors. Some coaches & players from the Under 11 Boys team were present to accept the donation on behalf of the Club.

Congratulations to Rachel Fagan from the Under 16 LGFA team who was playing with the Dublin Under 16 LGFA team versus Louth last weekend.

The Sam Maguire cup will be in AIB Swords branch on Thursday 15th February. 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 https://aib.ie/personal-forms/AIB-Insurance-GAA-Offer-Donate-eur50 to fill in the online form and choose St Finians Swords in the Club Drop down box.

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. Payments can be made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website www.stfinians.com. Some minor changes have been made to membership categories and rates for 2018. The club has introduced a family membership which would be the most cost effective for most families. Membership can be paid over 3 months online (After the initial amount is paid the subsequent 2 monthly payments come out automatically). As a substantial element of the club’s outlay comes at the start of the year, all memberships should be paid as soon as possible.

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 9thFebruary was €2000 and the numbers drawn were 3, 18, 23, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Maree McDonough, Valerie McKinney, Eilish Monaghan, Gráinne O’Connell. Next week’s jackpot is €2100.

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

The Club Shop is open from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays and from 7pm to 9:30pm on Wednesday evenings.

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 .

CLUB NOTES 18TH FEBRUARY 2018

February 18, 2018

It was mixed results for the Adult Football teams on Sunday. The AFL4 team beat Thomas Davis in Ridgewood while the AFL8 team were beaten by Naomh Fhionnbarra also in Ridgewood.

Well done to the Under 14 Thomas Ashe team who beat Whitehall Colmcilles in a very strong performance in their Division 2 clash on Saturday.

The AHL4 team are away to Cuala at 10:15am on Sunday 25thFebruary while the AHL8 team are at home to Whitehall Colmcille at 2:15pm. Come out and show your support for the Adult Hurling teams!

A big thank you to Eve O’Brien from the Dublin Senior Camogie team who took the Under 16 Camogie training session last weekend in Baltic conditions.

The under 11 Ladies Gaelic football team are looking for extra players. Girls born in 2007 are suitable for the team. Please text Keith Cahill on 0872300972 for further details.

St Finians GAA Club extends best wishes to former player Liam Ryan and his bride to be Denise Walsh on their wedding in Wexford.

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 https://aib.ie/personal-forms/AIB-Insurance-GAA-Offer-Donate-eur50 tofill in the online form and choose St Finians Swords in the Club Drop down box.

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. Payments can be made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website www.stfinians.com. Some minor changes have been made to membership categories and rates for 2018. The club has introduced a family membership which would be the most cost effective for most families. Membership can be paid over 3 months online (After the initial amount is paid the subsequent 2 monthly payments come out automatically). As a substantial element of the club’s outlay comes at the start of the year, all memberships should be paid as soon as possible.

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 16thFebruary was €2100 and the numbers drawn were 2, 14, 26, 27. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Tanya Mulligan, Jamie Grogan, B Maguire c/o Mag Ward &Eoin O’Connor. Next week’s jackpot is €2200.

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 10amto 1pm. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat!

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

AIB 50 EURO DONATION HOME INSURANCE

February 19, 2018

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 https://aib.ie/personal-forms/AIB-Insurance-GAA-Offer-Donate-eur50 to fill in the online form and choose St Finians Swords in the Club Drop down box.

NURSERY & ACADEMY DETAILS

February 22, 2018

Updated Nursery, Academy & Development Academy Details

Nursery Boys & Girls Aged 4-5 10am to 11am

Academy Boys & Girls Born 2012 11:30am to 12:30pm

Development Academy Boys & Girls Born in 2011 11:30am to 12:30pm

WARD RIVER VALLEY PROPOSED ALL WEATHER DEVELOPMENT

February 23, 2018

The Club Executive invites all members to send their views or thoughts for review in advance of a Special Club Executive meeting which has been planned for early March to discuss the Club’s submission on the proposed plans for the development of an All Weather pitch within Ward River Valley Park. Views can be submitted for the attention of the Club Secretary by hand to the Club Office or via email to secretary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by 9pm Friday 2nd March.

The Club also encourages members to submit their own personal views on the proposed development via the Fingal County Council website https://consult.fingal.ie/ga/consultation/proposed-part-viii-all-weather-pitch-rivervalley-swords

MEMBERSHIP OPEN DAY

February 24, 2018

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. Payments can be made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website http://www.stfinians.com .

Membership can be paid over 3 months online (After the initial amount is paid the subsequent 2 monthly payments come out automatically).

The club is organising a membership day in the clubhouse on Saturday March 10th from 10am to 2pm where people can pay in full on the day.

CLUB NOTES 25TH FEBRUARY 2018

February 25, 2018

Congratulations to the Thomas Ashe Minor team who had a great win over Fingal Ravens on Sunday morning.

Well done also to the Under 14 Camogie team who opened their season with a great win over Faughs/Celtic on Saturday.

Congratulations to the Under 8 Boys & coaches who received their Certificates and medals on Sunday following impressive displays at the Annual Gormanstown Indoor Hurling tournament.

The AFL4 team are playing Man O’War away on Sunday 4thMarch 10:15am while the AFL8 team are also away to Kilmacud Crokes at Noon. Come out and show your support for the Adult Football teams!

Congratulations to Grace Murray, Ellie Kane, Teagen Comber & Ciara Laird from the Under 16 Camogie team who have made it to the Dublin Under 15 Camogie team for 2018. Grace & Ellie also help to coach the Under 8 2010 girls camogie team.

Well done also to Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie Team who once again represented the club on the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie team against Tipperary in the Division 2 League clash on Saturday.

St Finians GAA Club extends deepest sympathies to former PRO Donal O'Hagan and the O'Hagan family on the passing of his father Frank who passed away. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Sincere sympathies also to Bernie Longe on the passing of her mother Anne Longe. Bernie is the Under 16 Camogie Team mentor and both Bernie & her daughter Aisling play with the Adult Camogie team. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

The Club Executive invites all members to send their views or thoughts for review in advance of a Special Club Executive meeting which has been planned for early March to discuss the Club’s submission on the proposed plans for the development of an All Weather pitch within Ward River Valley Park. Views can be submitted for the attention of the Club Secretary by hand to the Club Office or via email to secretary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie by9pm Friday 2nd March. The Club also encourages members to submit heir own personal views on the proposed development via the Fingal County Council website https://consult.fingal.ie/ga/consultation/proposed-part-viii-all-weather-pitch-rivervalley-swords.

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. Payments can be made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website www.stfinians.com . Membership can be paid over 3 months online (After the initial amount is paid the subsequent 2 monthly payments come out automatically). The club is organising a membership day in the clubhouse on Saturday March 3rd from 10am to 2pm where people can pay in full on the day.

The Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 3rdApril to Friday 6th April, further details to follow.

With St Patrick’s Day coming up, details have been circulated to coaches & parents of the club’s plans for the Swords parade!

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 23rdFebruary was €2200 and the numbers drawn were 1, 15, 22, 26. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Edward Monaghan, Stephen Dolan, Patrick Colgan, Ann Day. Next week’s jackpot is €2300.

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!

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

WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

February 28, 2018

Please note that this Friday's bingo in Peacocks has been cancelled due to the bad weather.

Please also note that all Juvenile, Camogie & LGFA fixtures have been cancelled this weekend also.

The Membership Open day scheduled for Saturday 3rd March has been postponed until Saturday 10th March 10am.

The clubhouse will remain closed until conditions permit.

EASTER CAMP 2018

March 01, 2018

The Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April 2018. Prices are €40 for 1st child member, €70 for 2 children and 3 children plus €90. For non-members it’s €50.

Those registered as attending the Nursery, Academy or Development Academy (2011 boys & girls teams) are classified as members.

Parents can register on the club website http://www.stfinians.com

CLUB NOTES 4TH MARCH 2018

March 01, 2018

The weather wreaked havoc with the weekend fixture list with all games cancelled.

The AHL4 team are playing St Maurs on Sunday 11thMarch at 10:15am while the AHL8 team are away to Castleknock at 2:30pm. All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Hurling teams!

The Club is participating in a 'Fantasy Cheltenham' fundraiser from 13th March to 16th March. There is €10000 in prize money. All entries must be in by 12pm 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 can be bought online http://www.fantasycheltenham.ie and select St Finians GAA. Tickets are also available in the clubhouse. The results and leader boards are on http://www.fantasycheltenham.ie .

With St Patricks Day approaching, 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 or something else! The parade starts at 11am and all parents & children are requested to meet in Coláiste Choilm car park on the Forest Road at 10am. Parents & coaches are by now aware of the club's plans for the Parade and a big thanks to all those who spent a great deal of time helping with the preparations. Everybody is invited back to the clubhouse for some ceol agus craic & refreshments afterwards from 12.30pm onwards - all are welcome.

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. The membership open day will now take place on Saturday 10th March from 10am where payment can be made in full. Payments can be also made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website www.stfinians.com.Membership can be paid over 3 months online (After the initial amount is paid the subsequent 2 monthly payments come out automatically).

The Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April 2018. Prices are €40 for 1st child member, €70 for 2 children and 3 children plus €90. For non-members it’s €50.Those registered as attending the Nursery, Academy or Development Academy (2011 boys & girls teams) are classified as members. Parents can register on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Forms are available in the clubhouse office or to download from Easter Camps menu on the club website http://sportlomo-userupload.s3.amazonaws.com/uploaded/galleries/7491_uploaded/b700dca292ca92bc878411bcc1cc4b4564d2f72b.pdf

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.

There was no club lotto this week due to the weather. The lotto draw will resume as normal on 9th March. Next week’s jackpot is €2400.

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

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

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 .


FANTASY CHELTENHAM

March 04, 2018

The Club is participating in a 'Fantasy Cheltenham' fundraiser from 13th March to 16th March. There is €10000 in prize money. All entries must be in by 12pm 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 can be bought online http://www.fantasycheltenham.ie and select St Finians GAA. Tickets are also available in the clubhouse. The results and leader boards are on http://www.fantasycheltenham.ie .

CLUB NOTES 11TH MARCH 2018

March 11, 2018

The effects of last week’s snow rendered River Valley & Ridgewood pitches unplayable resulting in most of the weekend’s home fixtures being cancelled.

Congratulations to the AHL8 team who beat Castleknock in Somerton. The first two games of the season has seen Minor players Jack Malone & Andrew Cowley make their Adult Hurling debuts with Jimmy Hammond & Eoin O’Malley in good form on their return to hurling action.

Well done also to the Thomas Ashe Minor team who had a great win in their Division 3 clash with St Sylvesters.

Congratulations to the Under 16 Camogie team who won their first Division 1 league game against Faughs in a very tight encounter on Saturday, while the Under 16 LGFA team beat Kilmacud Crokes in Ridgewood on Sunday.

Well done to the Under 8 2010 girls who played their first Go Games Camogie match on Sunday against Whitehall Colmcille. The girls are currently being coached by members of the Under 16 Championship winning Camogie team and this was reflected by the skill levels on display.

With St Patricks Day approaching, 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 or something else! The parade starts at 11am and all parents & children are requested to meet in Coláiste Choilm car park on the Forest Road at 10am.Parents & coaches are by now aware of the club's plans for the Parade and a big thanks to all those who spent a great deal of time helping with the preparations. Everybody is invited back to the clubhouse for some ceol agus craic & refreshments afterwards from 12.30pm onwards - all are welcome. Huge thanks to Under 8 Boys Coach Ken McDermott and Precision Klima Services http://www.pkservices.ie for sponsoring the Club's St Patricks day events and all the materials for club's plans for the Swords St Patrick’s day parade!

A reminder that the Club is participating in a 'Fantasy Cheltenham' fundraiser from 13th March to 16th March. There is €10000 in prize money. All entries must be in by 12pm 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 can be bought online http://www.fantasycheltenham.ie and select St Finians GAA. Tickets are also available in the clubhouse. The results and leader boards are on http://www.fantasycheltenham.ie .

A big thanks to Martin Halpin who organised the Haul D Naul cycle on Sunday in aid of Cystic Fibrosis which left from the Clubhouse on Sunday. Thanks also to those who assisted with the marshalling duties.

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. Payments can be made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website www.stfinians.com . The club has introduced a family membership which would be the most cost effective for most families. Membership can be paid over 3 months online (After the initial amount is paid the subsequent 2 monthly payments come out automatically). As a substantial element of the club’s outlay comes at the start of the year, all memberships should be paid as soon as possible.

The Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April 2018. Prices are €40 for 1st child member, €70 for 2 children and 3 children plus €90. For non-members it’s €50.Those registered as attending the Nursery, Academy or Development Academy (2011 boys & girls teams) are classified as members. Parents can register on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Forms are available in the clubhouse office or to download from Easter Camps menu on the club website http://sportlomo-userupload.s3.amazonaws.com/uploaded/galleries/7491_uploaded/b700dca292ca92bc878411bcc1cc4b4564d2f72b.pdf

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 9th March was €2300 and the numbers drawn were 12, 15, 25, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Marie Reilly, Tadhg & Sadie, Sinead Platt, Peter Cooke. 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!

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 18TH MARCH 2018

March 17, 2018

A word of thanks to all those who were involved in the St Patricks Day preparations, especially the innovative thinking of Ian Fahey & Fergus O’Neill who spent countless hours co-ordinating the minion fitting, the parents who painted the outfits and not least the children who wore them with such pride in showcasing the club and getting a mention on the RTE News. Huge thanks also to Under 8 Boys Coach Ken McDermott and Precision Klima Services https://www.pkservices.iefor sponsoring the Club's St Patricks day events and all the materials for Minions outfits worn by the underage members. Check out the club Facebook and website over the coming days for some pictures of the day.

The AFL4 football team are playing namesakes St Finians Newcastle at home on Sunday 25th March at 10:15 while the AFL8 team are also at home to Ballyboden St Endas at Noon.

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. Payments can be made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website www.stfinians.com . The club has introduced a family membership which would be the most cost effective for most families. Membership can be paid over 3 months online (After the initial amount is paid the subsequent 2 monthly payments come out automatically). As a substantial element of the club’s outlay comes at the start of the year, all memberships should be paid as soon as possible.

The Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April 2018. Prices are €40 for 1st child member, €70 for 2 children and 3 children plus €90. For non-members it’s €50.Those registered as attending the Nursery, Academy or Development Academy (2011 boys & girls teams) are classified as members. Parents can register on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Forms are available in the clubhouse office or to download from Easter Camps menu on the club website http://sportlomo-userupload.s3.amazonaws.com/uploaded/galleries/7491_uploaded/b700dca292ca92bc878411bcc1cc4b4564d2f72b.pdf

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 16th March was €2400 and the numbers drawn were 7, 12, 21, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Sara Scott, Jane Kavanagh, Michelle Nolan, Marie O’Carroll. 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 Club Shop is open from 7pm to 9pm every Wednesday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/

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 FOOTBALL LEAGUE FINAL TICKET INFORMATION

March 21, 2018

Ticket information for the National Football League Division 1 Final – Dublin v Galway on Sunday 1st April in Croke Park.

· Dublin v Galway 4pm

Pricing information:

· Adult Stand: €30

· Juveniles (Under 16 Years of Age): €5 – STAND ONLY

· Hill 16: €20

Group pass application forms can be filled in at http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/club-offers

Group pass cost - €5 per Juvenile (under 16) with one adult free for every 10 Juveniles. Additional adults are charged at stand face value price.


Please email your ticket orders to stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com by 1pm Saturday 24th March and only fully paid adult members and juveniles playing on adult teams may purchase tickets through the club

HENNESSY PEROZZI SOLICITORS UNDER 8S GIRLS

March 24, 2018

Huge thanks to Hennessy Perrozzi local Solicitors http://www.hpsol.ie , Town Centre Mall, Swords who sponsored a new set of jerseys for the Under 8s girls team.

A framed jersey was presented by the team to John & Omar from the practice earlier today.

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

CLUB NOTES 25TH MARCH 2018

March 25, 2018

The AFL4 team beat namesakes St Finians Newcastle on Sunday morning in Nevinstown.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will take a break for the Easter holiday weekend but will resume at the usual times 10am & 11:30am respectively on Saturday 14th April.

Please note that both River Valley& Ridgewood pitches are unplayable until next Friday 30th March at the earliest for both training and matches. The pitches & fixtures coordinator will endeavour to accommodate affected teams with alternatives where possible.

Please support the Easter bag packing fundraiser in Dunnes Stores Pavilions Saturday 31st March 8am to 6pm. Coaches will be contacting members & parents over the coming days to arrange slots.

The Easter Camp will take place from Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April 2018. Prices are €40 for 1st child member, €70 for 2 children and 3 children plus €90. For non-members it’s €50.Those registered as attending the Nursery, Academy or Development Academy (2011 boys & girls teams) are classified as members. Parents can register on the club website http://www.stfinians.com . Forms are also available in the clubhouse office or to download from Easter Camps menu on the club website http://sportlomo-userupload.s3.amazonaws.com/uploaded/galleries/7491_uploaded/b700dca292ca92bc878411bcc1cc4b4564d2f72b.pdf . The closing date for online registrations is 1pm Saturday 31st March.

A huge thanks to Hennessy & Perrozzi local solicitors http://www.hpsol.ie Town Centre Mall, Swords who sponsored a new set of jerseys for the Under 8, 2010 girls. St Finians asks its members, parents & supporters to support the club’s sponsors.

Details of the Club’s submission to Fingal County Council on the proposed all weather pitch facility for River Valley have been circulated to members and are on the Club Facebook page.

Well done to Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie Team who represented the club on the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie team in their Division 2 away clash with Derry on Sunday.

Membership subscriptions for 2018 are now due. Payments can be made online under Club Membership on the homepage of the club website www.stfinians.com .

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

Club Lotto - The Club Lotto jackpot on the 23rd March was €2500 and the numbers drawn were 2, 19, 23, 26. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Ann Marie O’Donoghue, Laura Coffey, S Lyons c/o J O’Reilly, Carmel Savage. There will be no Lotto next week as it’s Good Friday. The next Lotto draw will take place on Friday 5th April and the jackpot will be €2600.

There will be no club bingo next Friday as it’s Good Friday but it will resume Friday 5th April and every Friday upstairs in Peacocks at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €1200!

The Coffee Shop will reopen on Saturday 14th April 10am after the Easter break. 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. .

CLUB NOTES 1ST APRIL 2018

April 01, 2018

Well done to the combined St Finians/St Margarets Adult LGFA team who beat Fingal Ravens in their first league outing on Wednesday evening in St Margarets.

St Finians GAA Club extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Fiona O'Carroll who passed away on Thursday 29th March. Marie, Fiona's mother, is an active member of our club over many years. Ciaran and Larry, Fiona's brothers, have played for the club at several levels. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Online registrations for Easter camp 2018 are now closed but a limited number of registrations will take place on the Tuesday morning between 9:30am and 10am.

The AHL4 team are away to Ballyboden St Endas Saturday 7th April at 6pm in the Junior A Hurling Championship while the AHL8 team are away to Erins Isle in the Junior F Hurling Championship. The Adult Camogie Team are playing Na Fianna in their first league outing in the Senior 7 League North on Tuesday evening at 6:45pm in River Valley. All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Hurling & Camogie teams!

Well done to Rachel Fagan from the Under 16 LGFA team who was named on the Dublin team against Kildare in the Leinster Under 16 Championship on Saturday.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume at the usual times 10am & 11:30am respectively on Saturday 14th April after the Easter break.

A big thank you to all those who took part in the Dunnes Stores Bag packing fundraiser in the Pavilions on Saturday in raising much needed funds for the club.

Congratulations to the Dublin Senior Football Team who regained the National Football League Division 1 title in an epic battle with Galway.

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 – There was no club lotto jackpot this week, due to Good Friday but next week’s jackpot is €2700.

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

The Coffee Shop will reopen on Saturday 14th April after the Easter break. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.

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

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 8TH APRIL 2018

April 07, 2018

The week’s rainfall resulted in all home and most away fixtures being called off. River Valley & Ridgewood pitches remain unplayable for matches and training until Friday 13th April at the earliest. The Pitches and Fixtures co-ordinator will endeavour to accommodate teams in Coláiste Choilm where appropriate.

Well done to the Thomas Ashe Minor Football team who had a great win in their Division 3 clash with Naomh Barróg in St Margarets making it 3 wins from 3 games in an excellent start to the season.

St Finians Under 14 Hurling Team will be hosting the 2018 Hurling Féile on Saturday 21st April for their group in River Valley. Both pitches will be used from 10am until 6pm that day.

Football Championship action next weekend. The AFL4 Team are at home to Ballyboughal in the Intermediate Football Championship Group One at 6pm on Saturday 14th April while the AFL8 team are away to St Peregrines in the Junior 3 Football All County Championship on Sunday 15th April at 3pm. The Adult Camogie Team are away to Whitehall Colmcille in the Senior 7 League North on Tuesday 10th April at 6:45pm. All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Football & Camogie Teams.

The Nursery & Academy sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume at the usual times 10am & 11:30am respectively on Saturday 14th April after the Easter break.

A big thank you to all the coaches and helpers who assisted in the smooth running of the Easter Camp, led by GPO Paul Lyons with over 200 children taking part.

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 April was €2600 and the numbers drawn were 6, 10, 12, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Emer Harmon, Tom Maguire, Ger Clarke c/o J O’Reilly, Aaron Caul. Next week’s jackpot is €2700.

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

The Coffee Shop will reopen on Saturday 14th April after the Easter break. 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.

UNDER 14 HURLING FEILE

April 11, 2018

St Finians Under 14 Hurling Team will be hosting the 2018 Hurling Féile on Saturday 21st April in River Valley for their group including Na Fianna, Naomh Fhionnbarra & Kevins.

Both pitches will be used from 10am until 6pm that day.

Please contact Ciaran Crosbie 087 785 5828 if you can help with the preparations or help on the day.

CLUB NOTES 15TH APRIL 2018

April 15, 2018

Well done to the Adult Camogie team who beat Whitehall in their Senior 7 League North game on Tuesday evening in Cloghran.

Hard luck to the Adult St Finians/St Margarets LGFA team who battled bravely but narrowly lost to Cuala on Wednesday in Bray.

Congratulations to the Under 16 LGFA Team who beat Clontarf in their first league outing in St Annes Park on Sunday.

The AFL4 team lost by the narrowest margin to an injury time score from Ballyboughal in the Championship on Saturday in Nevinstown.

The Gaelic for Mothers and Others team had their first match of the season against ‘The Island’ Ladies in Inis Oirr on the Aran Islands at the weekend.

The Under 14 Hurling Team will be hosting the 2018 Hurling Féile on Saturday 21st April in River Valley with Na Fianna, Kevins & Naomh Fhionnbarra in attendance. Both pitches will be used from 10am until 6pm that day. Please contact Ciaran Crosbie 087 785 5828 if you can help with the day’s preparations and events.

Hurling Championship action next weekend. The AHL4 Team are at home to St Maurs in the Junior A Championship Group 1 One at 6pm on Saturday 21st April. The Adult Camogie Team are away to St Brigids in Russell Park in the Senior 7 League North on Tuesday 17th April at 7pm. The St Finians/St Margarets LGFA adult team are away to Stars of Erin in Glencullen at 7:15pm on Wednesday 18th April. All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Hurling, Camogie & LGFA Teams.

St Finians GAA Club is looking for new Adult players to join its Football, Hurling, Ladies Football & Camogie Teams. Please contact Jim Shelly 087 323 7190 for further details.

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 April was €2700 and the numbers drawn were 1, 2, 21, 26. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Mags & Rose, J. Power, Rachel O’Hara, Kevin McFarlane. Next week’s jackpot is €2800.

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

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

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 .

TEXACO SWORDS ROAD SERVICE STATION

April 15, 2018

A huge thank you to John Murphy from Texaco Swords Road Service Station Airside who sponsored a new set of training tops for St Finians Under 14 Ladies Football & Camogie Teams for Féile 2018.

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

O'DEAS HURLEYS

April 17, 2018

St Finians GAA Club is pleased to announce that O'Dea Hurls Adrahan County Galway as their new hurley supplier.


All hurls in sizes 22 inch to 28 inch have a grip on it already as a help to players and parents and are available from the club shop every Wednesday evening & Saturday morning.


Price details below.


22 inch inc grip

€18

24 inch inc grip

€20

26 inch inc grip

€22

28 inch inc grip

€27

30 inch no grip

€23

32 inch no grip

€25

I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE!

April 21, 2018

St. Finians GAA club present “I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here” as their main fundraiser for 2018 on Saturday, June 2nd in City North Hotel. Doors open at 7.15pm with the show starting at 8pm sharp.

The evening will finish with a late bar and DJ.

Tickets will be available for purchase both online and directly from contestants or the fund raising committee.

Adult ticket price - €25, juvenile tickets €10.

24 club members will take on a gruelling set of challenges, which many of you will have seen on TV, as they compete for the crown of King or Queen of St Finians.

The club encourages all of you to get involved and the contestants will need all of your support to get through the evening.

Contestant recruitment is underway at present.

Please contact Ian Fahey on 086 839 0511 or Fergus O’Neill on 087 967 6725 if you would like to get involved.

JOHN WALSH PLUMBING

April 25, 2018

A huge thank you to John Walsh Plumbing http://www.rgii.ie/home/jw-heating-plumbing-ltd.4430.html who sponsored new training tops for the Under 14 Boys Hurling Team for Féile 2018.

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

CLUB NOTES 6TH MAY 2018

May 05, 2018

Congratulations to the Adult Camogie who beat Erins Isle in the Valley on Tuesday evening.


Well done to the Under 14 Football team who represented the club with pride in their Féile in Skerries over the weekend.


Football action next weekend. The AFL4 Team are away to Clann Mhuire in the league on Wednesday 9th May at 7:15pm. The AFL 8 team are at away to Na Fianna on Tuesday 8th May at 7:15pmin Collinstown. The Adult Camogie Team are also away to Na Fianna on Tuesday 8th 7:30pm in the Senior 7 League North. The Adult LGFA Team are away to Croabh Chiarán in Clonshaugh on Wednesday 9th May at 7:30pm. All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Hurling, Camogie & LGFA Teams.


Congratulations to Annabelle Timothy from the Under 14 LGFA team who represented the club on the victorious Under 14 Dublin team in the Leinster final against Meath in Clane on Saturday.


A reminder that St. Finians GAA club present “I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here” as their main fundraiser for 2018 on Saturday, June 2nd in City North Hotel. Doors open at 7.15pm with the show starting at 8pm sharp. The evening will finish with a late bar and DJ. Tickets are available for purchase both online on the club website http://www.stfinians.com and also directly from contestants or the fund raising committee. Adult ticket price - €25, juvenile tickets €10. Please contact Ian Fahey on 086 839 0511 or Fergus O’Neill on 087 967 6725 for further details.


Online payments can now be made on https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/ for the Kellogg’s Cúl camp which will take place from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July. Each child will receive free GAA Gear and backpack. Online payments for the 2nd summer camp Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and 3rd camp Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th will be available soon on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com .


Gumshields.ie will he coming out to the clubhouse on Friday the 18th May from 7pm to take moulds from any player interested in a personally fitted orthodontic mouth guard. The cost will be €45. If anybody is interested please contact Nuala Halpin 086 812 1817.


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 4th May was €3000 and the numbers drawn were 8, 13, 14, 24. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were P Casey, Josephine Collins, Sandra Kavanagh & Mark Donnelly. Next week’s jackpot is €3100.


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


The Club Shop is open from 7pm to 9pm every Wednesday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.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.

UNDERDOGS

May 09, 2018

Tá 'Underdogs', sraith chlúiteach CLG TG4, ar ais, agus tá muid ag cur fáilte anois roimh iarratais ar an tsraith nua. Beidh trialacha ar siúl ar fud na tíre i mí Bealtaine 2018. An mbeidh tú in ann an scéal a scaipeadh le baill do chlub ar teics, ríomhphost, facebook is irl? Tá gach eolas ceangailte le seo nó ag www.tg4.ie/underdogs.

TG4’s legendary GAA series ‘Underdogs’ is back and we are now inviting applications for the new series. Nationwide trials will take place in May 2018. If you could help us spread the word with your club members via text, email, facebook etc, it would be deeply appreciated. All information is attached or available at www.tg4.ie/underdogs

UNDERDOGS

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CLUB NOTES 13TH MAY 2018

May 12, 2018

Please note that the Club Officers have decided to move the I'm A Celebrity Event planned for June Bank Holiday weekend to a new date in Autumn. This will allow all of our I'm A Celebrity Contestants extra time to practice their Snake charming and Tarantula tickling skills. Updated plans will be published as soon as they are finalised.

It was mixed fortunes for the AFL teams last week. The AFL4 team beat Clann Mhuire away on Wednesday evening in a very close game with the bear minimum separating the teams, and a goal from Conor Halpin proving to be the crucial score. The AFL8 team were beaten by Na Fianna in Collinstown on Tuesday.

Well done to the Adult Camogie team who beat Na Fianna away on Tuesday evening.

The AHL4 Team are at home to St Brigids in the league on Wednesday 16th May at 7:15pm in Ridgewood. The AHL8 team are away to Commercials on Thursday 17th May at 7:15pm. The AFL4 team are away to Man O’War on Saturday 19th May at 6:15pm. The AFL 8 team are away to Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday 20th May at 11am. The Adult Camogie Team are at home to Whitehall Colmcille on Tuesday 15thMay at 7:30pm in the Senior 7 League North in the Valley. The Adult LGFA Team are at home to Skerries Harps on Wednesday 16th May at 7:30pm in the Valley. All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Football, Hurling, Camogie & LGFA Teams!

Online payments can now be made on https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/ for the Kellogg’s Cúl camp which will take place from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July. Each child will receive free GAA Gear and backpack. Online payments for the 2ndand 3rd club summer camps sponsored by Sky Handling Partner Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th respectivelywill be available soon on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com .

A reminder that Gumshields.ie will be coming out to the clubhouse on Friday the 18th May from 7pm to take moulds from any player interested in a personally fitted orthodontic mouth guard. The cost will be €45. If anybody is interested please contact Nuala Halpin 086 812 1817.

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 11th May was €3100 and the numbers drawn were 4, 20, 21, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Eoin O’Connor, Jessica, John Nolan, Annette Daly. Next week’s jackpot is €3200.

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

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

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 .

DUBIN V WICKLOW TICKET INFORMATION

May 15, 2018

Please see ticket information below for Dublin Senior Footballers v Wicklow:


LEINSTER S.F.C. – Quarter Final

Dublin v Wicklow – O’Moore Park, Portlaoise – Sunday 27th May @ 4pm


Pricing:

Stand – €20

Terrace – €15


Family Tickets:

Family Tickets are available for Stand and Terrace


Stand: Adults €20 - Juveniles €5·

Terrace: Adults €15 - Juveniles €5


Senior Citizens/Students:Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €5 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Stile No: 1 (Stand) and Stile No: 20 (Terrace) PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM.


Wheelchair Tickets:

Wheelchair + Assistant ticket - €20

SUMMER CAMPS

May 15, 2018

Online payments are now available for the Kelloggs Cúl Camp and the Club Camps sponsored by Sky Handling Partner on the club website http://www.stfinians.com

Dates and price details above.


Payments will also be accepted in the Clubhouse Office over the coming days.

CLUB NOTES 20TH MAY 2018

May 20, 2018

The AFL drew away to Man O’War on Saturday evening.


Well done to the Adult LGFA Team who beat Skerries Harps in the Valley on Wednesday evening.


Congratulations to Ciara Buchanan who represented the Club on the winning Dublin Intermediate camogie Team versus Carlow in the Leinster Championship last weekend.


Well done to the Loreto Swords on winning their camogie final against Loreto Balbriggan on Friday in St Maurs which included some of the St Finians Under 14 & Under 16 girls.


Congratulations to the Under 14 LGFA team who represented the club with Pride at their Féile in Whitehall competing with St Maurs, Thomas Davis , Whitehall Colmcille. A big thanks to Texaco Airside for their sponsorship of the Féile training tops and jerseys, to Fiona Laird for the VHI boot bags and not least Peacocks for the players & family meal.


Well done also to Rachel Fagan who represented the Club on the Dublin Under 16 LGFA team in the Leinster Final in Ballymore Eustace on Sunday against Kildare.


Congratulations to Ellie Kane, Ciara Laird & Grace Murray from the Under 16 Camogie Team who were on the victorious Dublin Under 15 Camogie Team in the Meath Blitz.


Well done to the Under 12 Camogie team who took part in the Cáman Leinster tournament in Abbotstown on Saturday.


A huge thanks to Dublin legend Ger Brennan who came out to the Under 7 Boys & Girls training session on Saturday morning followed by a jersey presentation by Team coach Niall O'Connor who also represents Capital Flow who are the jersey sponsors for the under 7 boys and girls teams. Check out the Club Facebook page for some photos of the day.


The AFL4 Team are at home to St Judes in the league on Wednesday 23rd May at 7:30pm in Ridgewood. The AFL8 team are also at home to St Kevins-Killians on Tuesday 22nd May at 7:30pm in Ridgewood.The Adult Camogie Team are at home to St Brigids on Tuesday22ndMay at 7:30pm in the Senior 7 League North in the Valley. The Adult LGFA Team are away to Clanna Gael Fontenoy on Wednesday 23rd May at 7:30pm. All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Football, Camogie & LGFA Teams!


Please note that the I’m a Celebrity Fundraising Event has been rescheduled for Friday 9th November in City North Hotel. Buses will be arranged to and from the venue, with departure details to be confirmed closer to the date. Please contact Ian Fahey on 086 839 0511 or Fergus O’Neill on 087 967 6725 for further details.


Paul Lyons our club GPO is running a Camogie/Hurling Workshop for club coaches Friday the 25th at 7.30pm in Ridgewood. Please contact Nuala Halpin 086 812 1817 if interested in attending.


Date for your diary – the Club Family Funday will take place on Saturday 23rd June followed by a social event in Peacocks on that evening. Further details to follow.


Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.


Online payments can now be made on https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/ for the Kellogg’s Cúl camp which will take place from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July. Each child will receive free GAA Gear and backpack. Online payments for the 2ndand 3rd club summer camps sponsored by Sky Handling Partner Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th respectively are also available on 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 Sheila Thomas at 087 412 2465.


Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 18th May was €3200 and the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 11, 15. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Brendan McGroder, B Canavan, Bridie Fields, Rosaleen, David, Sofia. Next week’s jackpot is €3300.


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


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


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 .

DUBLIN V OFFALY TICKET INFORMATION

May 22, 2018

Please see ticket information below for Dublin Senior Hurlers v Offaly in Parnell Park on Sunday 3rd June.


Please note that only fully paid up adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams may only purchase tickets through the club. Contact Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 with your order by Saturday 26th May 1pm


LEINSTER S.H.C. - Round Robin - Round 4.


Dublin v Offaly - Parnell Park - 3.6.2018 @3.00pm


GENERAL

Stand - €20

Terrace - €15


FAMILY TICKETS:

Stand: - Adults €20 - Juveniles €5 each

Terrace: - Adults €15 - Juveniles €5 each


Senior Citizens (Stand/Terrace):

Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €5 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Stile No: 7 (Stand) and Stile No: 14 (Terrace) PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM.


Students (Terrace Only):

Purchase full price tickets and on the day of the match they can claim a rebate of €5 when they produce appropriate I.D. at Stiles No: 14 (Terrace) PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO THE STADIUM.


Wheelchair Tickets:

Wheelchair Ticket + Assistant €20

AIRSIDE SHOPPING CENTRE

May 24, 2018

St Finians GAA Club extends a huge thanks to Airside Shopping Centre who sponsored a new set of jerseys for the Under 9s, 10s & 11s girls teams.


Pictured above are Gary Redmond & Maria Comiskey from Airside Shopping Centre with some players and coaches from the teams.


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

HEAD COACHES REQUIRED

May 25, 2018

Please contact GPO Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 or Paul.Lyons.GPO.dublin@gaa.ie if you are free to help out as a head coach with the Cúl camp which is taking place Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th (Cúl Camp) and for the club summer camps (sponsored by Sky Handling Partner ) Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th respectively.

Applicants must be over 18 and must be fully paid up members.

Online payments for all 3 camps are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com .

CLUB NOTES 27TH MAY 2018

May 26, 2018

It was mixed fortunes for the AFL teams. The AFL4 team beat St Judes on Wednesday evening in Ridgewood while the AFL8 team were beaten by St Kevins-Killians on Tuesday.

The AHL4 Team are at home to Faughs in the league on Wednesday 30th May at 7:30pm. The AHL8 team are at home to Lucan Sarsfields on Thursday 31st May at 7:30pm. The Adult Camogie Team are at home to St Vincentson Tuesday 29th May at 7:30pm in the Senior 7 League North in River Valley. All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Hurling &, Camogie Teams!

A word of thanks to Club GPO Paul Lyons who ran a Camogie/Hurling Workshop for club coaches Friday in Ridgewood. As always it was conducted in a very professional manner and was a valuable & enjoyable experience for the participants.

A huge thanks to Gary Redmond & Maria Comiskey from Airside Shopping Centre who sponsored a new set of jerseys for the Under 9s, 10s & 11s girls teams. St Finians GAA Club asks it members, parents & supporters to support its sponsors.

Date for your diary – the Club Family Funday will take place on Saturday 23rd June followed by a social event in Peacocks on that evening. Further details to follow.

Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.

Please contact GPO Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 or Paul.Lyons.GPO.Dublin@gaa.ie if you are free to help out as a head coach with the Cúl camp which is taking place Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th (Cúl Camp) and for the club summer camps (sponsored by Sky Handling Partner ) Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th respectively. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and must also be fully paid up members. Online payments for all 3 camps are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com .

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 25th May was €3300 and the numbers drawn were 6, 17, 19, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were B Hanley. Gerry Drumm, Sandra Hickey, Anne Lavin. Next week’s jackpot is €3400.

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

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

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 .


ADVANCED AND NURSERY & ACADEMY CAMPS

May 30, 2018

Please note that St Finians GAA Club will be running an Advanced Football, hurling & Camogie camp for 13 to 17 year old boys & girls from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July inclusive.

There will also be camps for Nursery & Academy members (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) running alongside the Cúl Camp 2nd to 6th July and the club camps 14th to 17th August and 21st to 24th August.

Online payments with price details will be available soon and will be communicated through the normal channels. Please check the club website and Facebook page for updates.

CLUB NOTES 3RD JUNE 2018

May 31, 2018

The AFL8 Team are at away to Wild Geese in the league on Tuesday 5th June at 7:30pm. The AFL4 team are at away to Kilmacud Crokes on Wednesday 6th June at 7:30pm.The Adult Camogie Team are away to Erins Isle on Tuesday 5th June at 7:30pm in the Senior 7 League North in River Valley. The Adult LGFA team are at home to St Sylvesters in St Margarets on Wednesday 6th June at 7:30pm. All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Football, LGFA & Camogie Teams!

Please contact Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 or email stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com by 1pm Saturday 2nd June to order tickets for the Dublin v Longford Leinster SFC Semi-final June 10th 4pm in Croke Park. Price details are on the Club Website, Facebook page and have been circulated to members by email. Only fully paid up Adult Members and Juvenile Members playing on adults teams are eligible to buy tickets through the club.

Congratulations to Annabel Timothy from the Under 14 LGFA Team who represented the club on the victorious Dublin Under 14 LGFA team who beat Kerry in the All Ireland Semi-final last weekend.

Well done also to Teagen Comber from the Under 16 Camogie team who captained the Dublin Under 15 team in a challenge game against Antrim in River Valley last weekend also.

Date for your diary – the Club Family Funday will take place on Saturday 23rd June followed by a social event in Peacocks on that evening. Further details to follow.

Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.

Please contact GPO Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 or Paul.Lyons.GPO.Dublin@gaa.ie if you are free to help out as a head coach with the Cúl camp which is taking place Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th (Cúl Camp) and for the club summer camps (sponsored by Sky Handling Partner ) Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th respectively. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and must also be fully paid up members. Online payments for all 3 camps are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com .

Please note that the Club will be running an Advanced Football, hurling & Camogie camp for 13 to 17 year old boys & girls from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July inclusive. There will also be camps for Nursery & Academy members (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) running alongside the Cúl Camp 2nd to 6th July and the club camps 14th to 17th August and 21st to 24th August. Online payments with price details will be available soon and will be communicated through the normal channels. Please check the club website and Facebook page for updates.

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

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 Wednesday 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 latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

CLUB NOTES 10TH JUNE 2018

June 09, 2018

Congratulations to the Adult Camogie team who came from 7 points down at one stage in the second half to beat Erins Isle in a pulsating match in Finglas on Wednesday evening. This win confirms a Senior 7 League North final playoff place against St Brigids and they could win the League outright depending on St Brigids final result. Full credit to the Management team of Mick Lawton & Eamon Morris who have done a superb job in pulling the team together and keeping them training through the winter.

St Finians GAA Club extends best wish to its members who are sitting State Exams over the coming weeks.

It was mixed fortunes for the AFL teams, the AFL4 team beat Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Park on Wednesday evening, the AFL8 team were narrowly beaten by Wild Geese in Oldtown on Tuesday evening.

The AFL8 Team are at home to St Peregrines in the league on Tuesday 12th June at 7:30pm in Ridgewood. The AFL4 Team are at home to Raheny on Wednesday 13th June at 7:30pm also in Ridgewood. All support welcome and appreciated! Please consider local residents when parking in Ridgewood and arrive on foot or bicycle where possible.

The AFL4 team were involved in a challenge game versus the Dublin Masters in Parnells GAA club last weekend. Well done to all involved!

Plans are now being finalised for the Club Family Funday being held in River Valley pitches on Saturday 23rd June.

Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.

Please contact GPO Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 or Paul.Lyons.GPO.Dublin@gaa.ie if you are free to help out as a head coach with the Cúl camp which is taking place Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th (Cúl Camp) and for the club summer camps (sponsored by Sky Handling Partner ) Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th respectively. Applicants must be over 18 years of age, must be Garda vetted and have completed the Child Protection in Sport Awareness course, have completed the Foundation Level coaching course and must also be fully paid up members. Online payments for all 3 camps are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com .

Please note that the Club will be running an Advanced Football, hurling & Camogie camp for 13 to 17 year old boys & girls from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July inclusive. There will also be camps for Nursery & Academy members (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) running alongside the Cúl Camp 2nd to 6th July and the club camps 14th to 17th August and 21st to 24th August. Online payments with price details will be available soon and will be communicated through the normal channels. Please check the club website and Facebook page for updates.

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 8th June was €3500 and the numbers drawn were 3, 11, 16, 21. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Bridie Fields, Marjorie Evans & Roisín Dixon. Next week’s jackpot is €3600.

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

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

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 .

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

DUBLIN V LAOIS TICKET INFORMATION

June 11, 2018

To all members only

Please see ticket information below for the Leinster Senior Football Championship Final in Croke Park

Only fully paid up Adult Members and Juvenile Members playing on adults teams are eligible to buy tickets through the club.

Contact Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 or email stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com by 9pm Thursday 14th June

Leinster S.F.C. Semi-Finals – 24.6.2018 – Croke Park

Dublin v Laois @ 4.00pm

CLUB FAMILY FUNDAY

June 16, 2018

A reminder that the Club Family Funday is being held on Saturday 23rd June

The day is in two parts, from 2 :30 pm to 5:30pm there is a Family funday and picnic in the park in River Valley, this includes the following:

•Picnic.

•'Giant'Fun Games - Jenga - Connect 4 - Snakes and ladders

•Arts & Crafts

•Facepainting

•Puc Fado

•Crossbar challenge

•Obstacle course

•DJ

•Ice cream stand

The second part of the day is a Mid summer party in Peacocks, the following are the details:

•Doors open at 9pm

•Free entry

•DJ on the night

•BBQ food

•'Giant'Fun Games - Jenga - Connect 4 - Snakes and ladders

•Spot prizes on the night

•All are welcome

Please contact Ann O’Connor 087 610 9452 if you can if you are available to help with the arrangements.

CLUB NOTES 17TH JUNE 2018

June 16, 2018

It was mixed fortunes for the AFL Teams this week. The AFL8 team beat St Peregrines in Ridgewood on Tuesday evening while the AFL8 team were beaten by Raheny in Ridgewood on Wednesday evening.

The AHL8 team are at home to Erin Go Bragh in the League on Monday 18th June at 7:30pm. The AHL4 Team are at home to Clanna Gael-Fontenoy in the Championship on Saturday 23rd June at 6:30pm.The Adult LGFA team are at home to St Sylvesters on Wednesday 20th June at 7:30pm in St Margarets. All support welcome and appreciated for the AHL and Adult LGFA teams!

St Finians GAA Club extends sincere sympathies to the Courtney & Cahill families on the passing of Bridget Courtney (nee Phelan) RIP. Bridget was mother to Joanne, wife of Under 11 LGFA & Camogie coach Keith Cahill and grandmother of Freya & Addison who also play with the club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Congratulations to Annabel Timothy from the Under 14 LGFA team who represented the club on the Dublin Under 14 Ladies team in the All Ireland final versus Cavan in Dunleer on Saturday.

Details of the club Family Funday 23rd June have been circulated by email and are on the Club Facebook page & Website followed by a social evening in Peacocks. Please contact Ann O’Connor 087 610 9452 if you can if you are available to help with the arrangements on the day.

Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.

Please contact GPO Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 or Paul.Lyons.GPO.Dublin@gaa.ie if you are free to help out as a head coach with the Cúl camp which is taking place Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th (Cúl Camp) and for the club summer camps (sponsored by Sky Handling Partner ) Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th respectively. Applicants must be over 18 years of age, must be Garda vetted and have completed the Child Protection in Sport Awareness course, have completed the Foundation Level coaching course and must also be fully paid up members. Online payments for all 3 camps are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com . Please note that the cut-off for online payments for the Cúl camp is Saturday 23rd June. Payments will still be accepted in the office after that day.

Online payments are also available on the club website http://stfinians.com for the Advanced Football, hurling & Camogie camp for 13 to 17 year old boys & girls from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July inclusive 10am to 1pm. There will also be camps for Nursery & Academy members (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) running alongside the Cúl Camp 2nd to 6th July and the club camps 14th to 17th August and 21st to 24th August.

Congratulations to the 15 members who were picked in the draw for Taylor Swift tickets donated to the club by MCD!

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 15th June was €3600 and the numbers drawn were 5, 8, 16, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Ann Day, Bridie Canavan, Sonia Flanagan, Brendan McGroder. Next week’s jackpot is €3700.

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

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

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 .

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 24TH JUNE 2018

June 23, 2018

Congratulations to the AHL4 team who beat Clanna Gael-Fontenoy in the Junior A Championship on Saturday in Ridgewood putting in a great team performance with a first half goal from Jack Murray and 2nd half points from Peter O’Connor being the crucial scores.


Well done also to the Adult Camogie team who beat St Oliver Plunketts away on Tuesday evening in the Adult 5-6 cup.


The AFL8 team are at away to St Oliver Plunketts on Monday 25th June at 7:30pm. The AFL4 Team are away to Castleknock on Wednesday 27th June at 7:30pm in Somerton. The AHL4 team are at home to St Maurs on Saturday 30th June at 6:30pm. The Adult LGFA Team are playing Croabh Chiaran in the Division 6 cup in Ridgewood on Monday 25th July in Ridgewood. All support welcome and appreciated for the AFL, LGFA& AHL teams!


A huge thanks to all those who contributed to the success of the Family Funday on Saturday. Check out the club Facebook page for some photos over the coming days.


St Finians GAA Club will be hosting the Dublin Camogie Advanced Camp (Aged 12 to 17) with the Dublin Senior & Junior Camogie Stars from Monday July 16th to Wednesday 18th July which is a great honour for the club and recognition of how healthy camogie structures are within the club. Please email dcdbsecretary@gmail.com to reserve a place.


Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.


Please note that the cut-off for online payments for the Cúl camp Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July has expired. Payments will still be accepted in the Clubhouse Office after that date.


Please contact GPO Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 or Paul.Lyons.GPO.Dublin@gaa.ie if you are free to help out as a head coach with the Cúl camp which is taking place Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July (Cúl Camp) and for the club summer camps (sponsored by Sky Handling Partner ) Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th respectively. Applicants must be over 18 years of age, must be Garda vetted and have completed the Child Protection in Sport Awareness course, have completed the Foundation Level coaching course and must also be fully paid up members. Online payments for the two August club camps are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com.


Online payments are also available on the club website http://st.sfinians.com for the Advanced Football, hurling & Camogie camp for 13 to 17 year old boys & girls from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July inclusive 10am to 1pm. There will also be camps for Nursery & Academy members (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) running alongside the Cúl Camp 2nd to 6th July and the club camps 14th to 17th August and 21st to 24th August.


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


Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 22nd June was €3700 and the numbers drawn were 4, 7, 19, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Rosaleen, David, Sofia, Tom McGill, Fiona Laird & M. Nolan. Next week’s jackpot is €3800.


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


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


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 .


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

ADVANCED FOOTBALL & HURLING CAMP 12 TO 17 YEAR OLDS

June 26, 2018

St Finians GAA Club is running an Advanced Football & Hurling Camp for 12 to 17 year old boys & girls at 10am to 1pm from Monday 9th July to Friday 13th July inclusive.


Day 1 Hurling/Camogie

Day 2 Hurling/Camogie

Day 3 Strength and conditioning and wellbeing

Day 4 Football

Day 5 Football


The cost is €50 for the full week or €30 for football only or Hurling/Camogie only options.


Online payments can be made on the Club Website http://stfinians.com or https://www.myclubfinances.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=683&intMF_ID=3715#topp


Payments can also be made in the Clubhouse Office.


Please contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 or Paul.Lyons.gpo.dublin@gaa.ie for further details.

GREG DAVIS APPLIANCE REPAIRS GAELIC FOR MOTHERS

June 29, 2018

A huge thanks to Under 8 boys coach and club & Dubs stalwart Greg Davis Appliance Repairs who sponsored a new set of training tops for the Gaelic for Mothers and Others team.

Greg also recently very generously sponsored a new set of goal posts for the Nursery & Academy section.

St Finians GAA Club asks it's members, parents and supporters to support it's sponsors.

Greg Davis Appliance Repairs can be contacted locally at 087 265 6895.

CLUB NOTES 1ST JULY 2018

June 30, 2018

A huge thanks to Under 8 boys coach and club & Dubs stalwart Greg from Greg Davis Appliance Repairs who kindly sponsored a new set of training tops for the St Finians Gaelic for Mothers and Others team. Greg also recently very generously sponsored a new set of goal posts for the Nursery & Academy section. St Finians GAA Club asks its members, parents and supporters to support its sponsors. Greg Davis appliance repairs can be contacted locally at 087 265 6895.

The AFL8 team are playing Portobello in Ridgewood on Tuesday 3rd July at 7:30pm. The AFL4 Team are playing Cuala in Ridgewood on Wednesday 4th July at 7:30pm.Please consider local residents when parking in Ridgewood and arrive there on foot or bicycle where possible. The Adult Camogie Team are away to Naomh Barrog in the Adult 5-6 Cup on Tuesday 3rd July at 7:30pm.All support welcome and appreciated for the AFL, Adult LGFA & Camogie teams!

Please keep an eye out on the Club Facebook Page and Club Website over the coming days for ticketing arrangements and prices for the Dublin Senior football fixtures in the ‘Super 8s’ round of games and only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juveniles playing on adult teams may purchase tickets through the club..

A reminder that St Finians GAA Club will be hosting the Dublin Camogie Advanced Camp (Aged 12 to 17) with the Dublin Senior & Junior Camogie Stars from Monday July 16th to Wednesday 18th July. Please email dcdbsecretary@gmail.com to reserve a place.

Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.

Please contact GPO Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 or Paul.Lyons.GPO.Dublin@gaa.ie if you are free to help out as a head coach for the club summer camps (sponsored by Sky Handling Partner ) Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th respectively. Applicants must be over 18 years of age, must be Garda vetted and have completed the Child Protection in Sport Awareness course, have completed the Foundation Level coaching course and must also be fully paid up members. Online payments for the two August club camps are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com.

Online payments are also available on the club website http://st.sfinians.com for the Advanced Football, hurling & Camogie camp for 12 to 17 year old boys & girls from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July inclusive 10am to 1pm. Payments can also be made in the Clubhouse Office. Further details of prices and Hurling/Camogie only or Football only options are available on the Club Website and Facebook page.

There will also be camps for Nursery & Academy members (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) running alongside the Cúl Camp 2nd to 6th July and the club camps 14th to 17th August and 21st to 24th August.

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 29th June was €3800 and the numbers drawn were 2, 5, 7, 12. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were June Lynch, Patrick White, P Connell, Anne Lavin. Next week’s jackpot is €3900.

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

Please note that the Club Shop will be open on Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during the months of July & August. 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 latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

DUBLIN V DONEGAL TICKET INFORMATION

July 03, 2018

The Dublin Senior Footballers will play Donegal in Phase 1 of the All Ireland 1/4 Final Group Stages at 7pm on Saturday 14th July in Croke Park.

Please email your orders to stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or contact Marie McDonough 0876176687 by 9pm Thursday 5th July.

Please note that only fully paid up members and adults playing on juvenile teams may purchase tickets through the club.

Ticket Pricing:

Stand – €30

Hill 16 – €20

Family Tickets:

1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc. - Family Tickets are only available for Cusack and Davin Stands

Adults – €30

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:

Wheelchair + Assistant’s Ticket - €30

Group & Club Pass:

Group pass - Juveniles U16 €5 each. (1 adult free with every ten Juveniles) any additional adults €30

Club Pass for adults - €15 each. Max 50 tickets per club, one application only per club. Deadline for both is Tues 10th July at 5pm. Both Group/Club Pass will be subject to availability.

Forms can be filled in on-line from Mon 9th July http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/club-offers

CLUB NOTES 8TH JULY 2018

July 07, 2018

It was mixed fortunes for the AFL teams, this week. The AFL8 team beat Portobello in Ridgewood on Tuesday evening while the AFL4 team were beaten by the narrowest margin by Cuala on Wednesday evening also in Ridgewood.

The AHL4 team are at home to Bray Emmets on Wednesday 11th July at 7:30pm. The AFL4 Team are away to St Oliver Plunketts on Saturday 14th July at 6:30pm. The AFL8 team are away to Kilmacud Crokes at 11am on Sunday 15th July. The Adult LGFA team are away to Robert Emmets/St Annes in Greentrees Park in the Junior E Championship Group A on Wednesday 11th July at 7:30pm.Please consider local residents when parking in Ridgewood and arrive there on foot or bicycle where possible. All support welcome and appreciated for the AFL, AHL& Adult LGFA teams!

Please check the Club Facebook page & Club Website http://st.finians.com for ticketing arrangements and prices for the Dublin v Donegal Senior football Phase 1 of the All Ireland ¼ Final Group Stages at 7pm on Saturday 14th July in Croke Park. Only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams are eligible to purchase tickets through the club.

A reminder that St Finians GAA Club will be hosting the Dublin Camogie Advanced Camp (Aged 12 to 17) with the Dublin Senior & Junior Camogie Stars from Monday July 16th to Wednesday 18th July. Please email dcdbsecretary@gmail.com to reserve a place.

Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.

A big thanks to all of the coaches and helpers who contributed to the success of the Cúl camp last week. Check out the Club Facebook page and website.

Online payments are now closed for the Advanced Football, hurling & Camogie camp for 12 to 17 year old boys & girls from Monday 9th to Friday 13th July inclusive 10am to 1pm. Payments can still be made in the Clubhouse Office. Further details of prices and Hurling/Camogie only or Football only options are available on the Club Website and Facebook page.

Online payments for the two August club camps (sponsored by Sky Handling Partner ) Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com.

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic will be held on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club. The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player. For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following: Alan McGrath - 087 6529429, Shay Collins - 086 3556833, Shay Leatham - 087 2172215 or Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725.

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 6th July was €3900 and the numbers drawn were 1, 3, 9, 17. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Angela Tighe, John Dowdall, Fearghal O’Regan, Marie O’Donoghue. Next week’s jackpot is €4000.

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

Please note that the Club Shop is open Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. 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 latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

GOLF CLASSIC 2018

July 13, 2018

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic sponsored by Shannon Valley Group will take place on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club.

The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player.

For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following:

Alan McGrath - 087 6529429

Shay Collins - 086 3556833

Shay Leatham - 087 2172215

Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725

CLUB NOTES 15TH JULY 2018

July 15, 2018

A huge congratulations to the seven players from St Finians members on theThomas Ashe Minor Team who with eleven wins from eleven matches were crowned Division 3 Minor Champions during the week.

The Under 16 boys football league concluded last week. Having gone throughout the entire campaign losing only once, with results elsewhere going their way, there is an unprecedented 3 way tie for the league title. St Finians, Na Fianna, Man O War all finish with identical records 8 wins, 1 loss. There will be play offs to take place mid August to decide the league winners. Details to be confirmed.

Well done to Annabelle Timothy from the Under 14 Camogie team who was on the victorious Dublin team who beat Kilkenny B in the Shield final in Waterford on Sunday.

It was mixed fortunes for the AFL teams. The AFL4 team beat St Oliver Plunketts on Thursday to stay in contention for a playoff place. The AFL8 team were beaten by Kilmacud Crokes on Sunday.

The AFL4 team are playing St Vincents at home on Wednesday 18th July. The AFL8 team are away to Stars of Erin at 7:15pm on Tuesday 17th July. The AHL4 team are away to Ballyboden St Endas on Thursday 19th July at 7:30pm in Sancta Maria All Weather pitch instead of Sunday 22nd July as originally scheduled. The Adult LGFA team are at home to Trinity Gaels on Wednesday 18th July at 7:30pm in the Junior E Championship Group A. All support welcome and appreciated for the AFL, AHL & Adult LGFA teams!

A big thanks to all of the coaches and helpers who contributed to the success of the Advanced Club camp last week led by GPO Paul Lyons.

Please check the Club Facebook page & Club Website http://st.finians.com over the coming days for ticketing arrangements and prices for the Dublin Senior football Super 8 fixtures. Only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams are eligible to purchase tickets through the club.

A reminder that St Finians GAA Club will be hosting the Dublin Camogie Advanced Camp (Aged 12 to 17) with the Dublin Senior & Junior Camogie Stars from Monday July 16th to Wednesday 18th July. Please email dcdbsecretary@gmail.com to reserve a place.

Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.

Online payments for the two August club camps (sponsored by Sky Handling Partner ) Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com .

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic sponsored by Shannon Valley Group will be held on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club. The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player. For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following: Alan McGrath - 087 6529429, Shay Collins - 086 3556833, Shay Leatham - 087 2172215 or Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725.

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 13th July was €4000 and the numbers drawn were 12, 16, 21, 22. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Bridget McGill, Jennifer Masterson, S. Davis, Aaron & James Caul. Next week’s jackpot is €4100.

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

Please note that the Club Shop is open Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. 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 latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

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

DUBLIN V ROSCOMMON TICKET INFORMATION

July 20, 2018

Please see ticket information below for Dublin Senior Footballers v Roscommon in Phase 3 of the All Ireland 1/4 Final Group Stages at 3.30pm on Sunday 3rd August in Croke Park.

Contact Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 or email stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com with your order by 1pm Saturday 28th July and only FULLY PAID UP members and juveniles playing on adult teams may purchase tickets through the club.

Ticket Pricing:

Stand – €25

Hill 16 – €20

Family Tickets:

1 Adult and 2 Juveniles etc. - Family Tickets are only available for Cusack and Davin Stands

Adults – €25

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:

Wheelchair + Assistant’s Ticket - €25

CLUB NOTES 22ND JULY 2018

July 21, 2018

A huge thanks and well done to all those who contributed to the success of the Dublin Advanced Camogie camp hosted by the club last week which was a great honour for St Finians in showcasing the club, with over 60 girls from other North Dublin clubs taking part. A special mention to Fiona Cronin & Nuala Halpin in making the necessary arrangements and also to Frank Egan & Martin Halpin who had the Clubhouse facilities and environs in pristine condition. Some of the coaches in attendance included Dublin Senior Players, Arlene Cushion, Grainne Free, Emer McCarthy (Dublin Captain) and Ali Maguire. Check out the Club Facebook page for some pictures.

It was mixed fortunes for the AFL teams again this week. The AFL4 team beat table toppers St Vincents in Ridgewood on Wednesday evening to remain in contention for a playoff place. The AFL8 team were beaten away by Stars of Erin on Tuesday evening.

Well done to the Adult LGFA Team, who narrowly beat Trinity Gaels in the Valley on Wednesday evening to keep up their unbeaten run in the Championship, in a very high scoring match.

Best of luck to the Gaelic for Mothers and Others team representing the club in the Leinster Blitz in Trim this weekend!

The AFL4 team are away to St Monicas on Saturday 28th July at 6:30pm. The AFL8 team are at home to Ranelagh Gaels on Sunday 29th July at 11am. The Adult LGFA team are away to Naomh Olaf on Wednesday 25th July at 7:30pm in the Junior E Championship Group A in Páirc Uí Bhrian. All support welcome and appreciated for the AFL, AHL & Adult LGFA teams!

Ticketing arrangements and prices for the Dublin v Roscommon on Sunday 5th August in Croke Park at 4pm is available on the Club Facebook page & Club Website http://www.stfinians.com/news_detail/10041980/ . Contact Maree McDonough 087 617 6687 or email stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com with your order by 1pm Saturday 28th July and only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams are eligible to purchase tickets through the club.

Please put vouchers given in store for all purchases over €20 into the St Finians GAA Box in Supervalu Boroimhe for training balls for the club.

Online payments for the two August club camps sponsored by Sky Handling Partner Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th are available on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com .

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic sponsored by Shannon Valley Group will be held on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club. The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player. For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following: Alan McGrath - 087 6529429, Shay Collins - 086 3556833, Shay Leatham - 087 2172215 or Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725.

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 20th July was €4100 and the numbers drawn were 1, 11, 16, 24. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Con Murphy, Noel & Paddy Hogan, Mags & Rose and Eileen Monaghan. Next week’s jackpot is €4200.

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

Please note that the Club Shop is open Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. 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 latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

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

CLUB NOTES 29TH JULY 2018

July 29, 2018

Well done to the Adult LGFA Team who have kept their impressive100% record going in the Junior E Championship Group A with 3 wins from 3 games by beating Naomh Olaf away on Wednesday evening.

The AFL4 team are away to Skerries Harps on Wednesday 1st August at 7:15pm. The AFL8 team are away to Round Towers Lusk on Tuesday 31st July at 7:15pm. The Adult LGFA Team are playing Templeogue Synge Street B in the Junior E Championship on Wednesday 1st August at 7:30pm in St Margarets. All support welcome and appreciated for the AFL & Adult LGFA teams!

Congratulations to the Gaelic for Mothers and Others team who represented the club with distinction at the Leinster Blitz in Trim last weekend and winning all of their four matches!

Well done to Ciara Buchanan who was once again named in the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie teams in their recent victories over Armagh & Roscommon!

The Dublin Senior Camogie team are having an open training session on Thursday August 2nd at 7pm in DCU prior to their All Ireland Senior Camogie clash with Galway on Saturday 4th August. Come along and watch the girls training and get you jersey or hurl signed or get phots with the players.

Congratulations to Teagan Comber, Ciara Laird, Grace Murray & Ellie Kane from our under 16 Camogie Team who took part in the Dublin under 15 All Ireland Camogie Blitz on Saturday in Naomh Peregrines.

Ticketing arrangements and prices for the Dublin v Roscommon on Sunday 5th August in Croke Park at 4pmis available on the Club Facebook page & Club Websitehttp://www.stfinians.com/news_detail/10041980/. Only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams are eligible to purchase tickets through the club and have been notified by email.

Please note that 6pm Sunday August 12th is the cutoff for online payments for the two August club camps sponsored by Sky Handling Partner Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com. Payments will still be accepted in the Clubhouse Office after the online payments cutoff.

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic sponsored by Shannon Valley Group will be held on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club. The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player. The Annual Golf Classic helps the club to develop and continue to support the surrounding community in Swords and create and strengthen partnerships with local businesses. For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following: Alan McGrath - 087 6529429, Shay Collins - 086 3556833, Shay Leatham - 087 2172215 or Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725.

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 27th July was €4200 and the numbers drawn were 7, 15, 19, 23. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Betty Pentony, Nicola O’Driscoll, Graham Daly & Margaret Ward. Next week’s jackpot is €4300.

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

Please note that the Club Shop is open Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. 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 latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

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

ALL IRELAND FINALS TICKETING ARRANGEMENTS

August 03, 2018

To apply for All Ireland Football Final tickets, please contact the club email address stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough by 8pm Thursday 30th August for Football final tickets.

NB - Only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams are eligible to purchase tickets through the club and have been notified by email and only one ticket may be ordered per member.

A draw will take place in the Clubhouse on Thursday 30th August at 9pm to pick club members who will be offered the opportunity to purchase All Ireland final tickets.

CLUB NOTES 5TH AUGUST 2018

August 04, 2018

Congratulations once again to the Adult LGFA team who have kept up their 100% record with 4 wins from 4 championship games in their top of the table clash with Templeogue Synge Street in the Valley on Wednesday, helped by fantastic home support to secure a semi-final spot!

The AHL4 team are away to St Judes on Sunday 12th August at 11am. The Adult LGFA Team are playing Stars of Erin in the Junior E Championship Group A on Wednesday 8th August at 7:30pm in St Margarets. All support welcome and appreciated for the AHL & Adult LGFA teams!

Ticketing arrangements and prices for the All Ireland Football Semi-final Dublin v Group 1 Runner-up on Saturday 11th August in Croke Park at 5pm is available on the Club Facebook page & Club Websitehttp://www.stfinians.com/news_detail/10042270 and have been circulated to Club Members by email.

To apply for All Ireland Hurling & Football Final tickets, please contact the club email address stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough by 7pm Thursday 16th August for Hurling final tickets and 7pm Thursday 30th August for Football final tickets. NB - Only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams are eligible to purchase tickets through the club and have been notified by email 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 final tickets.

St Finians GAA club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 19th August and for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 2nd September. The draw for the Hurling Final tickets will take place on 16th August and for the Football Final tickets will take place on 30th August. Raffle tickets are €5 each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

Please note that 6pm Sunday August 12th is the cutoff for online payments for the two August club camps sponsored by Sky Handling Partner Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com. Payments will still be accepted in the Clubhouse Office after the online payments cutoff.

Congratulations to Liam Kiernan from the Under 16 Hurling team who has been selected for the Dublin Under 16 development squad and was on the team which played in a challenge shinty match against Scotland recently in Parnell Park. The Under 16 Dublin Panel has also recently been cut from 50 to 30 and Liam is still in it.

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic sponsored by Shannon Valley Group will be held on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club. The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player. The Annual Golf Classic helps the club to develop and continue to support the surrounding community in Swords and create and strengthen partnerships with local businesses. For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following: Alan McGrath - 087 6529429, Shay Collins - 086 3556833, Shay Leatham - 087 2172215 or Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725.

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 3rd August was €4300 and the numbers drawn were 9, 17, 22, 26. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Brian Smith, Anne Nolan, Emma Reilly, P Gibney. Next week’s jackpot is €4400.

Please note that the Club Shop is open Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. 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 latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

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

SUMMER CAMPS ONLINE PAYMENTS CUTOFF

August 06, 2018

Please note that 6pm Sunday August 12th is the cutoff for online payments for the two August club camps sponsored by Sky Handling Partner Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th and Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th on the Club Website http://www.stfinians.com.

Payments will still be accepted in the Clubhouse Office after the online payments cutoff.

GOLF CLASSIC

August 06, 2018

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic sponsored by Shannon Valley Group will take place on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club.

The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player.

The Annual Golf Classic helps the club to develop and continue to support the surrounding community in Swords and create and strengthen partnerships with local businesses.

For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following:

Alan McGrath - 087 6529429

Shay Collins - 086 3556833

Shay Leatham - 087 2172215

Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725

CLUB NOTES 12TH AUGUST 2018

August 10, 2018

Congratulations to the Adult LGFA team who have maintained their 100% record at home to Stars of Erin Wednesday. They will now play Ballymun Kickhams in the Championship semi-final on Monday at 7:30pm in River Valley Adult pitch. All support welcome.

Well done to the Gaelic for Mothers and Others team who beat local rivals St Colmcilles on Tuesday evening!

The AHL4 away game v St Judes originally scheduled for Sunday morning was postponed. The Adult Hurling Team Management will provide an update date & time for the rescheduled fixture.

The AFL4 team are at home to St Margarets on Saturday 18th August at 6:15pm in a battle for a play-off place. The AFL8 team are at home to Ballyboughal on Sunday 19th August at 11am. All support welcome and appreciated for the AFL teams!

To apply for All Ireland Hurling & Football Final tickets, please contact the club email address stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.com or text Maree McDonough by 7pm Thursday 16th August for Hurling final tickets and 7pm Thursday 30th August for Football final tickets. NB - Only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams are eligible to purchase tickets through the club and have been notified by email 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 final tickets.

St Finians GAA club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 19th August and for two Stand Tickets for the All Ireland Football Final on Sunday 2nd September. The draw for the Hurling Final tickets will take place on 18th August and for the Football Final tickets will take place on 1st September. Raffle tickets are €5 each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

Payments will be accepted in the Clubhouse Office for the for the two August club camps sponsored by Sky Handling Partner Tuesday August 14th to Friday August 17th Summer Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th.

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic sponsored by Shannon Valley Group will be held on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club. The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player. The Annual Golf Classic helps the club to develop and continue to support the surrounding community in Swords and create and strengthen partnerships with local businesses. For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following: Alan McGrath - 087 6529429, Shay Collins - 086 3556833, Shay Leatham - 087 2172215 or Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725.

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

Please note that this week’s lotto draw will now take place on Sunday 12th August in Peacocks between 6pm & 7pm instead of the usual Friday draw. The numbers, results and Lucky Dip winners will be circulated after the draw.

Please note that the Club Shop is open Saturday mornings only from 11am to 1pm during July & August. 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 latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

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

NURSERY & ACADEMY

August 14, 2018

The Nursery (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) & Academy (6 year old boys & girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 1st September at 10am & 11:30am respectively after the Summer break in River Valley Pitches and the clubhouse coffee shop will reopen on the 1st September also.

CLUB NOTES 19TH AUGUST 2018

August 19, 2018

Hard luck to the Adult LGFA team who battled bravely but were beaten in the Championship on Monday evening. A big thanks to the huge numbers who turned out to support the team in the Valley!

Well done to the Gaelic for Mothers and Others team who played Erins Isle on Thursday evening in the Valley in a very competitive match!

The Adult Camogie Team are away to Naomh Barróg in the Adult 5-6 Cup on Tuesday 21st August.All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Camogie teams.

The Nursery (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) & Academy (6 year old boys & girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 1st September at 10am & 11:30am respectively after the Summer break in River Valley Pitches and the clubhouse coffee shop & club shop will reopen on the 1st September also.

A draw was held in the clubhouse on Thursday to pick names to purchase All Ireland Hurling Final tickets and the names picked were posted on the Club Facebook page.

Congratulations to Tony Ryan who won the pair of All Ireland Hurling Final tickets in the club raffle on Friday evening.

To apply for All Ireland Football Final tickets, please contact the club email address stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.comor text Maree McDonough by 7pm Thursday 30th August for Football final tickets. NB - Only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams are eligible to purchase tickets through the club and have been notified by email 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 final tickets.

St Finians GAA club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for two Stand Tickets for the All-Ireland Football Final on Sunday 2nd September. The draw will take place on 1st September. Raffle tickets are €5 each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

A huge thanks to all the coaches and helpers who were involved in the success of the 2ndsummer camp last week led by GPO Paul Lyons.

Payments will be accepted in the Clubhouse Office for the 3rd August club camp sponsored by Sky Handling Partner Tuesday August 21st to Friday August 24th.

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic sponsored by Shannon Valley Group will be held on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club. The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player. The Annual Golf Classic helps the club to develop and continue to support the surrounding community in Swords and create and strengthen partnerships with local businesses. For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following: Alan McGrath - 087 6529429, Shay Collins - 086 3556833, Shay Leatham - 087 2172215 or Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 6th July was €4500 and the numbers drawn were 2, 14, 27, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Peg Moylan, Kieran O’Donoghue, Bernie Hazard, Martin Long. Next week’s jackpot is €4600.

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

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 .

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

TIERNEYS TALKS

August 21, 2018

St Finians GAA Club is please to announce that former Dublin Captain & goalkeeper John O'Leary, All Ireland winning footballer Barry Cahill, former Mayo & current St Vincents star Enda Varley will be joining Shane Stapleton from Newstalk & Off the Ball who will be hosting the Pre All-Ireland Football Final event with Aidan Tierney of Tierney Talks fame on Saturday 1st September in Peacocks Function Room.

There is a free draw for an All-Ireland Football Final ticket, Signed Dublin Jersey and other spot prizes for everyone who is present on the night.

The event will finish off with DJ Eric an a Late Bar.

Strictly Ticket only, €10 available from committee members or the Club Office.

Doors open at 8pm, Panel Discussion starts at 9pm sharp

CLUB NOTES 26TH AUGUST 2018

August 26, 2018

Hard luck to the Under 16 Boys on narrowly losing to Man O’War in an away league playoff decider, having come through a thrilling encounter with Na Fianna on Wednesday.

St Finians GAA Club are hosting a panel of GAA Stars in a Discussion Panel Event on the eve of the All-Ireland Football Final in Peacocks Function Room. Shane Stapleton from Newstalk & Off the Ball will host the event and will be joined by Aidan Tierney of Tierney Talks fame and a number of current & former players including former Dublin captain and goalkeeper John O’Leary, All Ireland winning footballer Barry Cahill and former Mayo footballer & St Vincents star Enda Varley. There is a free draw for an All-Ireland Football Final ticket, Signed Dublin Jersey and other spot prizes for everyone who is present on the night. The event will finish off with DJ Eric and a Late Bar. Strictly Ticket only, €10 available from committee members or the Club Office. Doors open at 8pm, Panel Discussion starts at 9pm sharp.

The AHL4 Team are at home to St Marks on Saturday 1stSeptember.All support welcome and appreciated for the AHL4team.

The Nursery (4 & 5 year old boys and girls) & Academy (6 year old boys & girls) sponsored by Sky Handling Partner will resume on Saturday 1st September at 10am & 11:30am respectively after the Summer break in River Valley Pitches and the clubhouse coffee shop will reopen on the 1st September also.

To apply for All Ireland Football Final tickets, please contact the club email address stfiniansgaaclubswords@gmail.comor text Maree McDonough by 7pm Thursday 30th August for Football final tickets. NB - Only FULLY PAID UP adult members and juvenile members playing on adult teams are eligible to purchase tickets through the club and have been notified by email 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 final tickets.

St Finians GAA club is holding a raffle for two Stand Tickets for two Stand Tickets for the All-Ireland Football Final on Sunday 2nd September. The draw will take place on 1st September. Raffle tickets are €5 each and are available from the Clubhouse Office, Mentors or any Committee member.

Club referee PJ Murray is putting together a panel of people who feel they may like to act as neutral umpires with him in upcoming Football and Hurling championship matches, a tuition briefing will be arranged through Parnell Park. Contact PJ at 086 855 2037 for further information.

A huge thanks to all the coaches and helpers who were involved in the success of the 3rdsummer camp last week led by GPO Paul Lyons.

St Finians GAA Club Golf Classic sponsored by Shannon Valley Group will be held on Friday the 31st of August in Forrest Little Golf Club. The cost is €240.00 per team of 4 or €60 per player. The Annual Golf Classic helps the club to develop and continue to support the surrounding community in Swords and create and strengthen partnerships with local businesses. For further information or to book a tee time please contact the following: Alan McGrath - 087 6529429, Shay Collins - 086 3556833, Shay Leatham - 087 2172215 or Fergus O'Neill - 087 9676725.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 26th August 2018 was €4600 and the numbers drawn were 1, 5, 15, 20. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Sean O’Neill, Aimee Hender, D. O’Gorman, Margaret Kane. Next week’s jackpot is €4700.

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

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 .

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

CLUB NOTES 3RD SEPTEMBER 2018

September 03, 2018

The AHL4 Team were beaten by St Marks in an exciting game despite good scores from Shane O’Brien, Eoin O’Connor & Jack Malone. The team have a crucial championship game at home to Ballinteer St Johns in the Junior A Championship group on Saturday 8thSeptember at 6pm in Ridgewood. All support welcome and appreciated .

A huge thanks to all members, supporters & sponsors who were involved in the successful Annual Golf Classic on Friday. Check out the Club Facebook page for some photos of the day. Thanks also to those who were involved in the success of the Pre All Ireland event in Peacocks on Saturday in raising much needed funds for the club.

Please put the Blue tokens into the St Finians tube in Tesco Airside Shopping Centre to raise funds for the club as part of Tesco’s Community Development Fund.

Congratulations to the Dublin Senior Football team who won a record equalling four in a row All Ireland Senior Football titles and also best wishes to the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie team in the All Ireland Junior Camogie final versus Kerry on Sunday 9thSeptember in Croke Park at 12pm.

Details of group ticketing arrangements for the LGFA All Ireland Final Sunday 16th September will be circulated through the usual channels over the coming days.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 3rd September 2018 was €4700 and the numbers drawn were 7, 10, 14, 27. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Michelle Nolan, Margaret Kane, Aideen Drumm, Adam Reddy. Next week’s jackpot is €4800.

St Finians GAA Club are looking to set up a rota among its members, parents & supporters to assist with the selling of Club lotto tickets on Friday evenings and to also help with the draw which now takes place on Sunday evenings, and which would take around 90 minutes to complete each evening. The Club Lotto is a vital source of funding in the running of the club, for the purchase of equipment and other day to day expenditure. Many hands make light work, so the more volunteers who are available, the less frequent that they will be required on the rota. If you can spare 90 minutes, not more than once a month to assist either on a Friday or Sunday evening, please contact Club Treasurer Shay Collins 0863556833

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.

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 .

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

CLUB NOTES 9TH SEPTEMBER 2018

September 09, 2018

A huge congratulations to the Adult Camogie team who were crowned Division 7 league champions last week with other fixtures in the league going their way. St Brigids needed a win on Wednesday evening to claim the league but could only manage a draw with the girls clinching the league. Huge credit to Mick Lawton and Eamon Morris on this great achievement with the girls!

Well done also to the Adult Hurling team who beat Ballinteer St Johns in the Championship on Saturday evening in Ridgewood to qualify for the Quarter Final, with strong defensive play from Jarlath O’Loughlin, David Hattie & Colm MacBradaigh which set the tone for the win.

Congratulations to the Dublin Premier Junior Camogie Team on beating Kerry in the All Ireland Junior Camogie Final on Sunday in Croke Park and to our own Ciara Buchanan from the Adult Camogie Team who is an ever present member of the Dublin panel for a number of seasons now.

Football Championship action returns next weekend. The AFL4 team are at home to Naomh Barróg in the Intermediate Championship at 5:30pm Saturday 15th September. The AFL8 team are away to Cuala in the Junior 3 Championship on Sunday 16th September 2018 at 3pm. All support welcome and appreciated for the AFL teams.

The Adult Camogie team are at home to St Vincents on Tuesday 11th September in the Junior 3 Championship at 6:45pm. All support welcome!

Well done to Annabel Timothy who represented the club on the Dublin team in the Under 14 blitz in Abbotstown on Saturday.

The Club is organising buses to and from the All Ireland Ladies football final. Further details will be communicated to the coaches groups and normal channels over the coming days. Come out and support the Dublin Ladies Football Team – COYGIB!

Please put the Blue tokens into the St Finians tube in Tesco Airside Shopping Centre to raise funds for the club as part of Tesco’s Community Development Fund.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 9th September 2018 was €4800 and the numbers drawn were 4, 17, 20, 26. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Ann Preston, John Dennis, Kay Tobin, Lily Partridge. Next week’s jackpot is €4900.

St Finians GAA Club are looking to set up a rota among its members, parents & supporters to assist with the selling of Club lotto tickets on Friday evenings and to also help with the draw which now takes place on Sunday evenings, and which would take around 90 minutes to complete each evening. The Club Lotto is a vital source of funding in the running of the club, for the purchase of equipment and other day to day expenditure. Many hands make light work, so the more volunteers who are available, the less frequent that they will be required on the rota. If you can spare 90 minutes, not more than once a month to assist either on a Friday or Sunday evening, please contact Club Treasurer Shay Collins 0863556833. You can play St Finians Lotto online https://www.locallotto.ie/play_newa.asp?ll_id=666&PC=0&RP=#Anchor

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.

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 .

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

ST FINIANS CLOTHES COLLECTION

September 11, 2018

A clothing collection will take place on Saturday 22nd September to raise funds for St. Finians GAA Club. Please donate your clean unwanted clothes (in any condition). Also towels, bed linen, (NO DUVETS OR PILLOWS), shoes and handbags.

Bags can be left into the clubhouse Monday -Thursday 17th -20th September from 7-9pm.

Bags will be collected at 11am on Saturday morning 22nd September so please drop off before this time on Saturday morning.

Thanks for your support.

CLUB NOTES 16TH SEPTEMBER 2018

September 16, 2018

Congratulations to Aidan (Moro) Morrissey, Ross Hainsworth, Tony Kiernan & Alan McGill who represented the club on the victorious Dublin 'Masters' Team in the All Ireland Final v Tyrone on Saturday in Fr Manning Gaels in Longford!

Well done to the Under 13 & Under 14 Boys footballs teams who beat Trinity Geals & Fingallians respectively.

The Adult Hurling Team are playing Naomh Mearnóg in the Quarter Final of the Junior A Championship next Saturday 22nd September at 5pm in Portmarnock.

The Adult Camogie Team are away to Faughs/Celtic in the Junior 3 Championship on Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 10:30am.

All support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Hurling & Camogie teams.

Congratulations to the Dublin Senior Ladies Football team on retaining the Brendan Martin Cup. There was a great turnout in attendance at the final from St Finians to support the Dublin Ladies. A huge thanks to Fiona Cronin & Nuala Halpin who organised the tickets & transport to and from Croke Park. A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Check out the club Facebook page for some pictures of the day.

A clothing collection will take place on Saturday 22nd September to raise funds for St. Finians GAA Club. Please donate your clean unwanted clothes (in any condition).Also towels, bed linen,(NO DUVETS OR PILLOWS), shoes and handbags. Bags can be left into the clubhouse Monday -Thursday 17th -20th September from 7-9pm. Bags will be collected at 11am on Saturday morning 22nd September so please drop off before this time on Saturday morning. Thanks for your support.

Please put the Blue tokens into the St Finians tube in Tesco Airside Shopping Centre to raise funds for the club as part of Tesco’s Community Development Fund.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 16th September 2018 was €4900 and the numbers drawn were 2, 7, 12, 14. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were B. Canavan, Kieran O’Donoghue, Fintan Lawlor, Jane Kavanagh. Next week’s jackpot is €5000.

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

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 from 7pm to 9pm every Wednesday 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 latest news from St Finians GAA Club, please send your email address to pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie .

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

CLUB NOTES 23RD SEPTEMBER 2018

September 23, 2018

Hard luck to the AHL team, who were narrowly beaten by Naomh Mearnóg on Saturday evening in Portmarnock. Despite a spirited 2nd half comeback and a 2nd half hat-trick of goals from James Shelly, the team exited the Junior A Championship at the quarter final stage.


Well done to the Adult Camogie team who had a great win away to Faughs/Celtic on Sunday in the Junior 3 Championship!


The Adult Camogie Team are at home to Castleknock in the Junior 3 Championship on Sunday 30th September 2018 at 10:30am. The AFL8 have a home relegation battle with Naomh Barróg on Sunday 30th September at 3pm. The AFL4 team are away to Clanna Gael-Fontenoy on Saturday 29th September at 5pm. All support welcome and appreciated for the Camogie & AFL teams.


Well done to the Under 7, 2011 Boys & Girls who played their first blitz on Saturday morning in the Valley with fantastic support with127 players taking part from local rivals Fingallians & Binn Eadair!


A big thanks as always to Anne O’Connor who co-ordinated the recent Annual Clothing Collection in raising much needed funds for the club.


Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 23rd September 2018 was €5000 and the numbers drawn were 14, 16, 20, 25. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Alan Cox Emerson, Maura May, Kevin Dardis. Next week’s jackpot is €5100.


There is a new Ladies Fitness class taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Thursday mornings from 9:45am to 10:45am. For further details, please contact Pilar at 085 115 9073.


The Clubhouse Coffee Shop is open 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 .

CLUB NOTES 30TH SEPTEMBER 2018

September 30, 2018

Congratulations to the Adult St Finians /St Margaret's LGFA who had a great win over St Monica's in the Division 6 Cup Semi final in St Margarets on Wednesday evening. The time and date of the final is still to be decided.

Well done also to the Adult Camogie team who beat Castleknock in the Valley in the Junior 3 Championship on Sunday.

The Under 16 hurlers are enjoying a fine run in the championship. A comprehensive win over St Vincents was followed by an outstanding second half come back against Kilmacud Crokes. 10 points down with20 mins left, the boys won out by 4 points. That put them through to the quarter finals v Lucan Sarsfields on Saturday. With 7 points down at half time, the lads battled bravely to take the lead for the first time in injury time andheld on for the win. That sets up a semi final v Clanna Na Gael in 2 weeks. All support welcome!

St. Finians GAA club present “I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here” as their main fundraiser for 2018 on Friday, November9th in City North Hotel. Further details will follow over the coming weeks.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 30th September2018 was €5100 and the numbers drawn were 16, 21, 25, 27. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Margaret McGill, Gillian Cox Emerson, Eimear Wright, Paddy Hughes. Next week’s jackpot is €5200.

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

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

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

ST FINIANS GAA CLUB AGM

October 04, 2018

To all Members

The Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 8.30 pm in the Club House.

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

Nominations and motions forms have been circulated to members by email. If you have not received one, please email pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie

Nominations to serve on the Executive Committee shall be by any two Full Members whose membership fees are paid up to date.

Members are also invited to submit motions for consideration at the meeting.

Please note that the deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday the 22nd of 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.

FOUNDATION COACHING COURSE

October 04, 2018

The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 14th & 21st November from 7pm to 9pm.

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.

ST FINIANS I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE

October 06, 2018

St Finian's GAA are hosting their "I'm A Celebrity" event as the main fund raiser of the year in City North Hotel on Friday, November 9th.

Doors open at 7.15pm and the main event starts at 8pm, followed by DJ and late bar. We would be very grateful for your support both in advance and on the night.

Contestant recruitment is almost complete - we have some places available if anyone would like to take part and raise some funds for the club.

We plan to introduce all of our contestants at a launch event to take place in the clubhouse on Sunday 14th, 16:00-18:00.

We would also request anyone who would like to sponsor any part of the event to contact any of the Fundraising Committee (Ian, Fergus, Barry, Jim, Nuala, Shay, Shay, Karl) or club executive – there are a large range of sponsorship options available.

The club aims for this to be a family event and hope that our juvenile members will be able to attend to witness their parents or coaches take part in the challenges.

Tickets are priced at Adult : €20, Under 16 : €5, Family (2 Adults + children) €50.

Buses will be arranged from the clubhouse to Hotel and return - details to follow.

Discounted rooms are also available from the hotel for the night.

Further details to follow

CLUB NOTES 7TH OCTOBER 2018

October 07, 2018

Congratulations to the Under 16 LGFA team who had a great win over St Sylvesters in the shield semi-final in the Valley on Sunday.


A huge thanks as always, to long standing club supporters Donal & Damian from SuperValu Boroimhe who donated some footballs to the boys & girls at Saturday morning’s nursery & Academy.


Ciara Buchanan from the adult Camogie team who recently won an All-Ireland Junior Camogie Medal was in attendance at Saturday morning’s Nursery & Academy to sign autographs and pose for photos with the Kay Mills cup. The club is very proud of Ciara’s achievement. Check out the Club Facebook Page for some photos of the morning.


Well done to the Gaelic for Mothers and Others team who also brought home the winning cup home from their blitz with St Colmcilles & St Francis on Saturday.


The Club AGM will take place on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 8:30pm in the Clubhouse. Members are invited to submit nominations for election to the Executive Committee for next year. Nomination and motion forms have been circulated by email to fully paid up Club Members. If you have not received one, please emailpro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie . Please note that the deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday the 22nd of 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.


The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Tuesday 13th & 20th November from 7pm to 9pm. 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 that St. Finians GAA club present “I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here” as their main fundraiser for 2018 on Friday, November 9th in City North Hotel. Doors open at 7.15pm, and the main event starts at 8pm, followed by DJ and late bar. Tickets are priced at Adult : €20, Under 16 : €5, Family (2 Adults + children) €50. Contestant recruitment is almost complete - we have some places available if anyone would like to take part and raise some funds for the club. We plan to introduce all of our contestants at a launch event to take place in the clubhouse on Sunday 14th, 16:00-18:00. We would be very grateful for your support both in advance and on the night. Buses will be arranged from the clubhouse to Hotel and return and there will be discounted rooms available from the hotel for the night. Check out the Club Facebook Page & Club Website for further details http://www.stfinians.com/news_detail/10044450/ .


Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 7th October 2018 was €5200 and the numbers drawn were 4, 7, 20, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Jim Conway, Patricia Cloke, Gavin Reddy, Liam & Margaret Curran. Next week’s jackpot is €5300.


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.


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 .

VILA CLOTHES

October 14, 2018

St Finians GAA Club extends a huge thanks to Fiona & Jason from VILA Clothes http://www.vila.com for sponsoring a new set of windcheaters for the Under 8 girls team which will come in very hand for winter training.

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

CLUB NOTES 14TH OCTOBER 2018

October 14, 2018

Well done to the Adult Camogie Team who beat Na Gael Oga away on Sunday to make it to the Championship semi-final.

Hard luck to the Under 14 Camogie Team, who very narrowly, beaten in the championship semi-final on Saturday. It was a great achievement to make it to the semi-final.

St Finians GAA Club extends a huge thanks to VILA Clotheshttp://www.vila.com for sponsoring a new set of windcheaters for the Under 8 girls team which will come in very hand for winter training. St Finians GAA Club asks its members &parents to support its sponsors.

The Club AGM will take place on Wednesday 14thNovember 2018 at 8:30pm in the Clubhouse. Members are invited to submit nominations for election to the Executive Committee for next year. Nomination and motion forms have been circulated by email to fully paid up Club Members. If you have not received one, please email pro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie . Please note that the deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday the 22nd of October and motions should be submitted via email to secretary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ieordelivered to the clubhouse in a closed envelope for the attention of Paul Burke.

St Finians GAA Club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 14th & 21st November from 7pm to 9pm. The club is also holding Dual Award 1 GAA Coaching award course and will be ran over two dates, Saturday 24th November & Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm. Anybody wishing to attend the Award 1 must have completed the Foundation Award. Please note that both courses are spread over the two dates. Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

St. Finians GAA club present “I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here” as their main fundraiser for 2018 on Friday, November9th in City North Hotel. Doors open at 7.15pm, and the main event starts at8pm, followed by DJ and late bar. Tickets are priced at Adult : €20, Under 16 :€5, Family (2 Adults + children) €50 and are available to purchase online on the club website http://www.stfinians.com. A launch event for some of our contestants (both human &reptile) took place in the clubhouse on Sunday. Check out the Club Facebook page for some pictures. We would be very grateful for your support both in advance and on the night. Buses will be arranged from the clubhouse to Hotel and return and there will be discounted rooms available from the hotel for the night.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the14th October 2018 was €5300 and the numbers drawn were 4, 11, 14, 27. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Doreen Dervin, Roisin Dixon, TO’Reilly, M Breen. Next week’s jackpot is €5400.

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

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

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

COACHING COURSES

October 18, 2018

St Finians GAA Club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 14th & 21st November from 7pm to 9pm.

The club is also holding Dual Award 1 GAA Coaching award course and will be ran over two dates, Saturday 24th November & Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm. Anybody wishing to attend the Award 1 must have completed the Foundation Award.


Please note that both courses are spread over the two dates.

Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place.

Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

ADULT MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

October 19, 2018

Applications are invited for team managers / management for the 2019 season, for the following St Finians Adults teams:

Intermediate Men's Football

Junior Football

Junior A Hurling

Senior Ladies Football

Senior Camogie

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


The Closing Date for applications is 5pm Wednesday the 7th of November

CLUB NOTES 21ST OCTOBER 2018

October 22, 2018

A very successful weekend for St Finians Teams. Well done to the Adult Camogie team who beat St Brigids in the Senior 7 Championship Semi-final on Sunday to set up a final spot next weekend. All support welcomeand appreciated. The game was end to end eventually being decided in extra time with the girls holding on for a well deserved win.

Congratulations also to the Minor boys team who beat Ballinteer in the Minor B Championship which guarantees them a semi-final place with a game in hand.

Well done to the Under 16 LGFA team who beat St Brigids in the Division 1 shield final in Man O’War on Sunday.

Applications are invited for team managers / management for the 2019 season, for the following St Finians Adults teams, Intermediate Men's Football, Junior Football, Junior A Hurling, Senior Ladies Football, Senior Camogie. All expressions of interests should be forwarded to the Club Secretary at the following email address; secretary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie.The Closing Date for applications is 5pm Wednesday the 7th of November.

Well done to Conor Halpin who represented the club on the Dublin Team versus the Underdogs in Parnell Park on Friday evening and also getting on the scoresheet.

Reminders:

The Club AGM will take place on Wednesday 14thNovember 2018 at 8:30pm in the Clubhouse. Members are invited to submit nominations for election to the Executive Committee for next year. Nomination and motion forms have been circulated by email to fully paid up Club Members. If you have not received one, please emailpro.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie . Please note that the deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday the 22nd of October and motions should be submitted via email to secretary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ieordelivered to the clubhouse in a closed envelope for the attention of Paul Burke.

The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 14th & 21st November from 7pm to 9pm. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates. The Club is also holding a Dual Award 1 GAA Coaching award course and will be ran over two dates, Saturday 24thNovember & Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm. Anybody wishing to attend the Award 1 must have completed the Foundation Award. Contact Paul Lyons087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

A reminder that St. Finians GAA club present “I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here” as their main fundraiser for 2018 on Friday,November 9th in City North Hotel. Doors open at 7.15pm, and the main event starts at 8pm, followed by DJ and late bar. Tickets are priced at Adult : €20,Under 16 : €5, Family (2 Adults + children) €50 and are available to purchase online on the club website http://www.stfinians.com. We would be very grateful for your support both in advance and on the night. Buses will be arranged from the clubhouse to Hotel and return and there will be discounted rooms available from the hotel for the night.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the21stOctober 2018 was €5400 and the numbers drawn were 19, 22, 25, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were B Kavanagh, Sheldon Long, Bernie Hazzard, Anne McNally. Next week’s jackpot is €5500.

There is a Ladies Fitness class taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Thursday mornings from 9:45am to 10:45am. For further details, please contact Pilar at 085 115 9073

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10amto 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 .

CLUB NOTES 28TH OCTOBER 2018

October 28, 2018

Hard luck to the Adult Camogie team who were beaten in the Championship final on Sunday but they battled bravely, the club is very proud of the team’s achievements this season, League winners & Championship finalists. A big thanks to the huge numbers from the club who travelled to Abbotstown to support the team!

Please note that the Club Shop will not be open this Wednesday evening, Oíche Shamhna.

The Under 14 LGFA & Camogie team would like to thank Brian May Bodyfit-BMB for his continued support for their Winter training programme as always, keeping the girls on their toes throughout the off season.

A few club reminders:

St. Finians GAA club present “I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here” as their main fundraiser for 2018 on Friday, November9th in City North Hotel. Doors open at 7.15pm, and the main event starts at 8pm,followed by DJ and late bar. Tickets are priced at Adult : €20, Under 16 : €5,Family (2 Adults + children) €50 and are available to purchase online on the club website http://www.stfinians.com. We would be very grateful for your support both in advance and on the night. Buses will be arranged from the clubhouse to Hotel and return and there will be discounted rooms available from the hotel for the night.

The Club AGM will take place on Wednesday 14thNovember 2018 at 8:30pm in the Clubhouse.

The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 14th & 21st November from 7pm to 9pm. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates. The Club is also holding a Dual Award 1 GAA Coaching award course and will be ran over two dates, Saturday 24thNovember & Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm. Anybody wishing to attend the Award 1 must have completed the Foundation Award. Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 28thOctober 2018 was €5500 and the numbers drawn were 1, 15, 25, 26. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Martin Harmon, Andrea & John, Joanna Nosa, Rosaleen, David, Sofia. Next week’s jackpot is €5600.

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

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

CLUB NOTES 4TH NOVEMBER 2018

November 04, 2018

Well done to the Minor Boys team, who drew in a top of the table clash earlier today . The team are playing in a semi-final in two weeks time. Please check the Club Facebook Page and the other Club social media channels for further details. All support welcome and appreciated.

A few club Reminders:

Please note that the cut off for Online payments for St Finians I'm a Celebrity Fundraising event on the link below is 5pm Wednesday7th November

https://www.myclubfinances.com/ticket-list.asp?LL_ID=666#topp

Please note that the Club AGM will take place on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at the later time of 9:15pm in the Clubhouse to facilitate those attending the Adult Ladies Championship final on the same evening.

The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 14th & 21st November from 7pm to 9pm. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates. The Club is also holding a Dual Award 1 GAA Coaching award course and will be ran over two dates, Saturday 24thNovember & Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm. Anybody wishing to attend the Award 1 must have completed the Foundation Award. Contact Paul Lyons087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 4thNovember 2018 was €5600 and the numbers drawn were 2, 6, 12, 21 There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Rita Gilligan, Frank Egan, A. Finn, Conn Breen. Next week’s jackpot is €5700.

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.

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10amto 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 .

CLUB NOTES 11TH NOVEMBER 2018

November 11, 2018

Congratulations to Paul Timothy who was crowned King of the jungle on Friday in a nail biting final with Eoin O’Connor at the I’m a Celebrity Event, two worthy finalists. What a night, a big thanks to all of those were involved in the organisation, to all of the contestants who took part, to the sponsors and to the members & supporters who turned out in such huge numbers and contributed to the success of the I'm a Celebrity Event. Please send any photos of the evening by WhatsApp to the outgoing PRO James Freeman for upload to the Club Facebook Page later in the week.

Best of luck to the Adult LGFA team who are in the Adult Division 6 cup final against Castleknock in St Margarets next Wednesday 14th November at 7:30pm. The Minor Boys are playing in a semi-final on Sunday 18th November, all support welcome and appreciated for the Adult Ladies and Minor Football teams.

Reminders:

The Club AGM will take place on Wednesday 14thNovember 2018 at the later time of 9:15pm in the Clubhouse to facilitate those attending the Adult Ladies Cup final. Best wishes to the Incoming Executive Committee for 2019.

The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday 14th & 21st November from 7pm to 9pm. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates. The Club is also holding a Dual Award 1 GAA Coaching award course and will be ran over two dates, Saturday 24th November & Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm. Anybody wishing to attend the Award 1 must have completed the Foundation Award. Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 11th November 2018 was €5700 and the numbers drawn were 6, 11, 15, 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Rosaleen, David, Sofia, Brenda Green, Johnny Smith, Eamon Murphy. Next week’s jackpot is €5800.

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

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

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

SEAN COX BENEFIT FUNDRAISER

November 14, 2018

Sean Cox Benefit Fundraiser

Sunday 16th December - Pairc Tailteann, Navan

Meath v Dublin

Throw In: 1.30pm

Ticket Information

Adults: €20

Juveniles: €5

Tickets for this game are available online at http://dublingaa.tickets.ie/ and Centra and Supervalu stores.

Sean was the victim of a violent assault while attending a Liverpool match earlier this year.

CLUB NOTES 18TH NOVEMBER 2018

November 21, 2018

Hard luck to the Minor football team who battled bravely, but were narrowly beaten by Lucan Sarsfields in the Championship semi-final on Sunday morning. Hard luck also to the Adult Ladies Football team who were beaten in the Adult Division 6 Cup final on Wednesday. The club is very proud of both team’s achievements this season.

Congratulations to the club Officers who were elected at the AGM last week. Best wishes to the Incoming Executive Committee for 2019.

Please note that the last date for Christmas orders in the Club Shop is next Saturday 24th November. The Club Shop is open from 7pm to 9pm every Wednesday evening and Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm.Check out the latest price list on the club website http://www.stfinians.com/content_page/10025579/

The 2nd part of Foundation Level coaching course will take place on Wednesday 21st November from 7pm to 9pm. The Club is also holding a Dual Award 1 GAA Coaching award course and will be ran over two dates, Saturday 24th November & Saturday 1st December10am-4pm. Anybody wishing to attend the Award 1 must have completed the Foundation Award. Contact Paul Lyons 087 176 1302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.

Big thanks to Gerard and his team from Icon Accounting for supporting Mark Murray contestant in the I'm a Celebrity event. Some members from the Under 11 Boys team & other club members dropped in on Friday to meet up and they made them really welcome. Check out them out at http://www.iconaccounting.ie/

Club Lotto - The club lotto jackpot on the 18thNovember2018 was €5800 and the numbers drawn were 10, 11, 17, 21. There was no winner. Lucky Dip Winners of €40 were Anne McNally, Margaret Kane, Louise Mateer, Nicola O’Driscoll. Next week’s jackpot is €5900.

There is a Ladies Fitness class taking place in the Clubhouse Activity Room on Thursday mornings from 9:45am to 10:45am. For further details, please contact Pilar at 085 115 9073.

The Coffee Shop is open this and every Saturday from 10amto 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 .

CLUB NOTES 25TH NOVEMBER 2018

November 25, 2018

Congratulations to the newly qualified coaches who completed the Foundation Coaching course over the course of two evenings recently. The first part of the Dual Award 1 GAA Coaching award course took place on, Saturday and the 2nd part will take place on Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to Anne O’Connor, Nursery & Academy Coach, Gaelic for Mothers & Others coach along with a lot of behind the scenes work, Anne is an inspirational and integral part of our Club.

The Ladies of the Gaelic for Mothers & Others team braved the bitter weather on Wednesday evening in a match against St. Pat’s in Donabate.

The 2007 boys team played their first 13 a side football match on Saturday in the Valley. It was a challenge match against local rivals, Fingallians GAA Club. St. Finians won by one point in a fantastic display of upcoming talent in the Club.

Marta Andaluz Olalla, player for the Gaelic for Mothers & Others team received a lovely write up in her local newspaper in Spain, La Comarca. Marta is pictured with her two children, George and Lola who both play for the U7’s and U8’s in St. Finians. To read the article (brush up on your Spanish) click on http://www.lacomarca.net/poblana-pais-pionero-aviacion/

St. Finians GAA is having its Annual Christmas Party and Awards night on Saturday the 8th December 2018 in Peacocks, Swords. Doors open at 8.30pm, live music, meal and a late bar. All are welcome!!

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

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

Club Lotto - The club lotto on the 25th November, 2018 was €5,900 and the numbers drawn were 1, 2, 3 and 28. There was no winner. Lucky Dip winners of €40 were Ann Finn, Lorraine Maron, Susan McLoughlin and Con Murphy. Next weeks jackpot is €6,000

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


Yours in Sport,

Denise McDermott & Lisa Cassidy

St Finian's PRO's