News Archive 2020

U13 AND U14 HURLERS - AWARDS NIGHT

January 08, 2020

Hurling is looking good for the future of St. Finians GAA with two of our juvenile teams bringing home the silverware last season. Our U13 Hurlers, playing as Fingal Gaels (amalgamation of St. Finians and Wild Geese) won their Division 5 hurling league and our U14 Hurlers won their Feile with the help of the U13 team. Both teams were presented with their medals on Tuesday evening by Adult Hurling Captain David Hattie and the Liam McCarthy cup was also present!! A great night was had by all.





NOTICE RE. BOOKING MEETING / ACTIVITY ROOM

January 13, 2020

Should you wish to reserve a time slot for either the Meeting room or the Activity room in the Clubhouse, please email the following address : *meeting.rooms.stfinians@gmail.com*

There are no more bookings for these rooms being taken in the office.

ST. FINIANS GAA CLUB NEWSLETTER 12TH JANUARY 2020

January 13, 2020

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2019 / 2020

January 14, 2020

The St. Finians GAA Executive Committee has now been finalised and for the first time in the Club’s history we have a female Chairperson, Denise Mc Dermott has been appointed as Chairperson of the Club. Barry Shelly has also agreed to take up the role of Club Secretary for another term. So the positions on the Executive Committee are as follows :


Chairperson - Denise Mc Dermott

Vice Chair - Paul Timothy

Secretary - Barry Shelly

Treasurer - Paul Dever

Registrar - Helen Kirwan

P.R.O. - Denise Mc Dermott

Children’s Officer - Sharon Callanan

Players Representative - Ja O’Loughlin

Irish Language & Cultural Officer - Position yet to be filled

LGFA / Camogie Representative - Claudine Rooney

Juvenile Boys (Sub Committee Rep) - Mark Boyd

Clubhouse & Facilities (Sub Committee Rep) - Mark Degnan

Nursery & Academy (Sub Committee Rep) - Ann O’Connor

Coaching & Games (Sub Committee Rep) - Mark Murray

CLUB MEMBERSHIPS RENEWAL FOR 2020

January 14, 2020

MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

2019 PRICES FOR MEMBERSHIP ARE FROZEN FOR 2020. Remember, players are not insured unless their registrations are paid.

Click on the link to register now!

CHILD PROTECTION COURSE 2020

January 20, 2020

For all those who need to complete a child protection course, the County Board are running ones in Parnell Park. They are FOC but you do need a ticket. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/gaa-safeguarding-1-child-welfare-protection-in-sport-awareness-workshop-tickets-42670910843.


For those who have already completed a child protection course, they can do a refresher course online. https://learning.gaa.ie/Safeguarding

Anyone dealing with juveniles must be Garda vetted, have completed a child protection course and a Foundation award course.

ST. FINIANS GAA CLUB NEWSLETTER 26TH JANUARY, 2020

January 31, 2020

CLUB LOTTO RESULTS

February 16, 2020

The Club lotto draw on the 15th Feb. was €4500 and the numbers drawn were 2, 21, 25 and 26. There was no winner. The lucky dip winners were Debbie Neilan, Amy Hender, Mary Doherty and Tanya Mulligan. Next weeks jackpot is €4600. Good luck to everyone! Lotto envelopes available from The Clubhouse and Rivervalley Post Office.

RECRUITMENT OF NEW MEMBERS

February 16, 2020

St. Finians GAA is recruiting new members. We would be delighted to welcome them to our Club!





CLUB FIXTURES WEEK 3 FEBRUARY 2020

February 21, 2020


CLUB FIXTURES WEEK 4 FEBRUARY 2020

February 28, 2020


FUN TABLE QUIZ FRIDAY 6TH MARCH

February 28, 2020


ST. FINIANS GAA CLUB NEWSLETTER 1ST MARCH, 2020

March 02, 2020

ST. PATRICK'S DAY 2020 PLANS

March 03, 2020

Hands up who wants to see what we have planned for St. Patrick's Day?

CLUB FIXTURES WEEK 1 MARCH 2020

March 04, 2020

A cracking weekend of fixtures ahead!

Fixtures are subject to change.

LETTER FROM OUR CHAIRPERSON

April 03, 2020

Some contact information for ease of use.

Contact St. Finians at stfinians.community@gmail.com.

Contact Fingal County Council on 01 890 5000 or email covidsupport@fingal.ie

UPDATE TO PARENTS RE. ST. FINIANS GAA CAMPS 2020

June 17, 2020

Good afternoon all,

St. Finians GAA Executive Committee have agreed that unfortunately, in the best interest of all of our Juvenile members, the Club will not run The GAA Cul Camps or Summer Camps this year, 2020.

We understand that your children will be disappointed but we believe that this decision is in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety in light of the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

The GAA & TG4 will be running a TV programme which your children may be interested in viewing, GAA Kelloggs Cúl Camp TV on TG4 getting kids warmed up from June 29. The TV series will include skills, drills, games, nutrition, and wellness segments that will appeal to all the family from multiple All-Ireland winning Cork Camogie and Football star, Rena Buckley, Dublin Hurler Liam Rushe and former Donegal Footballer star Kevin Cassidy.

The Club’s Executive Committee in conjunction with a Covid Sub-Committee are finalising the details of procedures and protocols for a safe return to play and these updates will follow in the coming days.

Denise Mc Dermott

Chairperson

For & on behalf of the Executive Committee

St. Finians GAA Club

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ST. FINIANS GAA RETURN TO PLAY GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

June 23, 2020

St. Finians GAA Covid Sub Commitee have created a document entitled "Return to Play Guidance Document".


This document outlines in detail the protocols which will be in place for our teams in their return to play.


Should you have any queries in regard to this document, please contact our Club Secretary, Barry Shelly at

secretary.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie or our Club Chairperson, Denise Mc Dermott at chairperson.stfiniansswords.dublin@gaa.ie

https://mcusercontent.com/14f7aad6b5eb5275ea569dcfa/files/ff43a261-eb01-4152-b8db-bbd347ebc92d/St_Finians_Return_to_Play_Guidance_Document.01.pdf


SUMMER ACTIVITIES 2020

July 15, 2020


GOLF CLASSIC 2020

September 05, 2020

We are holding our Annual Golf Classic Fundraiser on the 25th September 2020.


We are hoping that you or your Company may be in a position to provide some sponsorship for our fundraiser. There are many expenses connected with running our Club and we rely for funding soley on our own fundraising events and the support of local businesses. Like all sports clubs and companies in Ireland in 2020 we have been effected by Covid in our ability to fundraise this year and our Annual Golf Classic will due to social distancing be our main annual fundraiser. Please find below some information about our club.


St Finian’s GAA Club is a community based volunteer organisation promoting Gaelic Games, culture and lifelong participation. We welcome everybody to be part of our Club. All our members play and engage in our games as amateurs. We provide a games programme at all levels and ages available to everyone in the Local Community


St. Finian’s GAA Club was founded in 1983 underpinned by the core principles of sports participation and community involvement. It has experienced continuing growth since foundation and currently has 230 adult members and 415 juvenile members. Currently the club fields 39 teams across all age groups in Hurling, Gaelic Football, Camogie, Ladies Football and Gaelic4 Mothers & Others. It also has a growing Nursery and Academy section with 120 children participating every weekend. Central to this growth is the club’s position within the heart of River Valley and Swords.


The club is located in the centre of River Valley, Swords and serves all the surrounding areas. Its clubhouse facilities overlook the pitches in River Valley Park and it has a very close association with Holy Family & Holywell National Schools, Loreto and Colaiste Choilm secondary schools in Swords. The club uses the River Valley Juvenile and Senior pitches on an ongoing basis and also has playing pitches in Ridgewood and Nevinstown to support the ongoing requirements of a club which is growing its playing numbers year on year.


We have a number of sponsorship options for our fundraising event “Annual Golf Classic 2020” and we hope that this is something your Company might be willing to consider. I have attached these options for ease of reference.


Give Shay a call on 0872172215 or Paul Timothy 0870511690 or Ken Mc Dermott 0862354384 and help St. Finians return to play!


St Finians Golf Classic Sponsorship Options 2020.docx


#SupportYourClub #GolfClassic #GAABelong #Swords


Ní neart go cur le chéile. Le chéile is féidir linn

____________________________

Fundraising Committee

St. Finians GAA Club

CLUB LOTTO RELAUNCH!

September 07, 2020

Our Weekly Club Lotto Fundraiser is Back!

Starting Monday 28th September 2020


To win a huge Jackpot, buy your tickets right now online!


Monday 28th September 2020 Jackpot is 5000 Euro!

+

4 Pick Prizes of 20 Euro each.


Play Today & Support Your Club By Clicking Here!


The St. Finians GAA Club Fundraising Lotto draws which run on a weekly basis play a huge part in the Clubs fundraising efforts. You can now offer your much needed support by playing online.

Enter your lines of numbers for up to a year in one go, or choose to "auto renew" so that you need never miss a draw again!


When playing online you will receive the Lotto results and club news updates by email after each draw has taken place. ClubForce manages our online lotto making purchasing a ticket easy & safe.


To play the St. Finians GAA Club Lotto, any four numbers are selected from 1 to 28. If anybody matches the four numbers selected on the night he or she wins/shares the Jackpot. If there is no winner there will be 4 Lucky Dip prizes for 20 euro each.


Online entries close at 10pm the previous night and envelope entries are to be dropped off on the Thursday before the draw. Late entries will make it into the draw the week after.


A line cost 2.00 euro each or 3 lines for 5 euro.

Multiple draws can be selected in advance (52, 25 or 10) or if you wish you can choose 3 lines for 5 euro and "Auto Renew" so that you never miss a chance to win the jackpot again.


For further details on our Lotto, including previous Lotto Draw Results, click here.


We encourage all of our friends and supporters to play the St. Finians GAA Club fundraising lottery. We also hope that we can all work together to promote this lotto and help get back in touch with all friends, members & ex-members of the Club, from Swords, Dublin, who may now be living all over Ireland and the world.

Your continued support is much appreciated and we wish you good luck in future draws.


Best of Luck,

St. Finians GAA Club Lotto Committee,

St. Finians GAA Club, Swords, Dublin.