IT’S been another busy weekend for Lusk AC, from our very youngest athletes up to our Masters.
Sean Greensit travelled to Jersey to take part in the Jersey Marathon and completed the warm and breezy course in a wonderful 3:23. Well done Sean.
The East of Ireland Marathon Races took place in Lusk again at the weekend and of course a huge number of Lusk AC athletes took part. The majority ran the 20-Mile race in preparation for the Dublin City Marathon in three weeks. Others did the Half-marathon and 10K option. All members were very happy with their results.
Catriona Skelly, Michelle Mcgee, Ger Mccartney and Claire Ryan Hogan took part in the very enjoyable Simon Home run on Saturday morning. There was a great atmosphere at the run, with everyone taking part to raise much-needed funds for the homeless charity.
Results: Claire Ryan Hogan 46.23, Catriona Skelly 48.55, Michelle Mcgee 49.02, Geraldine Mccartney 49.02.
Well done to the 31 Lusk AC juveniles who competed in the Cross Country League 2 in the Phoenix Park. They were all amazing! The next league is on December 2nd in Tymon Park. Thanks to all the coaches, volunteers and parents for taking the kids along.
The Dublin Even Age Championship is next up on October 21st. You must pre-register for this event by Tuesday. Please let your coaches know.
Well done to all club members who participated in or volunteered at last weekend’s parkruns. Results:
Jersey: Sean Greensit 23:39. Father Collins: Des Mcnally 24:55.
Donabate: Eamon Gahan 24:52, Jennifer Swan 25:18, Liam Halpin 25:30, David Butler 25:41, Linda Mcnally 29:53, Geraldine Halpin 32:01.
Rush Junior parkrun: Meabh Lee 12:23, Tadhg Lee 12:58.
Volunteers: Matt Wade, Daniel O’brien, David Butler, Olivier Ansaldi, Mark Geraghty.
THE Oskars are coming to Ballyboughal, with all funds raised going towards our clubhouse development.
Movies range from The Snapper to The Godfather and it promises to be a great night in the Citynorth Hotel on November 3rd. Tickets are now available at €25 each.
Well done to the ladies team who ran a very successful Coffee & Cake Sale on Saturday. Thanks to all those who supported the event.
Thanks to Columcilles GAA Club Swords for hosting our Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others team on Saturday in a blitz. Great fun and skills were on show.
Congratulations to the U-15 and U-13 girls on winning semi-finals in their championships.
Last week’s club lotto numbers were 19, 31, 41, the €20 winners were T Mcguire, MSL Mcgill, O Callan and G Fay and the jackpot for the draw last night (Monday) stood at €2,510.
FOOTBALL Championship update: The senior footballers will meet St Mary’s in the semi-final after their victory over Templeogue, but the juniors were defeated away to Kilmacud Crokes in the quarter-finals.
Juvenile Goalkeeping Course: The club have specialised coaching for keepers every Friday for six weeks from 5.15 to 6.15pm. For further information please contact email@example.com.
Academy, sponsored by the Joe Duffy Group: We have a shortage of hurls for juveniles on Saturday mornings. Please drop any old hurls down to the club bar any evening.
Beginners Irish Classes/ranganna Gaeilge do thosaitheoirí: The club will run a series of Irish classes for beginners, starting tonight (Tuesday) and running for 10 weeks. Classes will run from 8.15 to 9pm and the cost for the course will be €50, payable tonight. Course places will be limited. Tuilleadh eolas ó Liam086-3814422.
Grúpa Comhrá/irish Conversation Group: For those who already have a cúpla focal, this group meet gach Dé Céadaoin ag a 9 a chlog sa bheár.
O’byrne Cup: Dublin have received a bye to the semi-final.
Walsh Cup: The Dublin hurlers have been grouped with Carlow, Laois and Offaly.
AGM: This year we will host the agm on Thursday November 29th at 8.30pm - further details to follow.
Na huimhreacha Buaiteach Lotó: 2, 16, 26, 28 agus 33. We had no winner for that draw, held the week before last.
OUR two U-12 boys teams had two great wins away in their leagues against St Finian’s (S) and Lucan Sarsfields.
Our annual Race Day will be held in Fairyhouse on Saturday December 1st. For more info please contact Alan Manning at 087-0651219 or Joe Kettle at 086-8164861.
Lotto numbers the week before last for a jackpot of €17,000 were 3, 27, 37, 38 and Pat Mcdonagh matched three numbers and won €250. Thanks to all those who support our lotto. Please note that the format has changed and the choice of numbers is now from 1-38. New envelopes are available from Kettles Hotel and Daybreak Garage, Rolestown.
The club agm will be held on Thursday November 15th.
All our club gear is now available online www.oneills.com.
ST FINIAN’S SWORDS
CONGRATULATIONS to the Under-16 LGFA team who had a great win over St Sylvester’s in the shield semi-final in the Valley on Sunday.
Congratulations to the adult St Finian’s/st Margarets LGFA team who had a great win over St Monicas in the Division 6 Cup semi-final in St Margarets last Wednesday week.
A huge thanks as always to long-standing club supporters Donal and Damian from Supervalu Boroimhe who donated some footballs to the boys and girls at Saturday morning’s Nursery and Academy.
Ciara Buchanan from the adult camogie team, who recently won an All-ireland Junior Camogie medal, was in attendance at the Nursery and 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 adult camogie team who beat Castleknock in the Valley in the Junior 3 Championship.
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 comeback against Kilmacud Crokes. Ten points down with 20 minutes left, the boys won out by four.
That put them through to the quarter-finals against Lucan Sarsfields. This time they were seven points down at half-time but battled bravely to take the lead for the first time in injury time and held on for the win. That sets up a semi-final against Clanna na Gael this week - all support welcome!
Well done to the Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others team who brought home the winning cup from their blitz with St Colmcilles and St Francis on Saturday.
Well done to all the players and coaches from the different teams in St Finian’s who made history on the hallowed turf of Croke Park in achieving the Guinness World Record for the largest hurling training session for the GAA Museum, where 1,772 players from different corners of the country took part. Huge thanks to Croke Park employee Eoin O’connor who arranged the club’s involvement. Check out the club Facebook for some pictures of the evening.
The club agm will take place on Wednesday November 14th 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday October 22nd 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 November 13th and 20th from 7 to 9pm. Please note that the course is spread over the two dates. Contact Paul Lyons at 0871761302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.
St Finian’s GAA Club present ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here’ as their main fundraiser for 2018 on Friday November 9th in Citynorth Hotel. Doors open at 7.15 and the main event starts at 8pm, followed by a DJ and late bar. Tickets are priced at Adult €20, Under 16s €5, Family (2 Adults + children) €50.
Contestant recruitment is almost complete, but 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 next Sunday from 4 to 6pm. 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 and club website for further details.
Numbers drawn in Sunday’s lotto were 4, 7, 20, 28 and the lucky dip winners of €40 were Jim Conway, Patricia Cloke, Gavin Reddy and Liam & Margaret Curran. The previous week’s lucky dip winners of €40 were Margaret Mcgill, Gillian Cox Emerson, Eimear Wright and Paddy Hughes and next weekend’s jackpot will be €5,300.
There are aerobics and fitness classes taking place in the clubhouse activity room on Monday and Wednesday evenings. For further details, please contact Bernie at 085-1359766. Fhionns Afterschool & Breakfast Club operates in the clubhouse activity room from Monday to Friday. For further details, please contact Sheila Thomas at 087-4122465.
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 7 to 9pm every Wednesday and Saturdays 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. email@example.com.
ST PAT’S DONABATE
NUMBERS drawn in last Friday’s lotto were 6, 7, 8 & 16, the five €20 envelope winners were John Kenny, Jamie Mullins, Joe Brady, Christine Fleming and Gus & Mary Mccormack and the jackpot has now reached €11,400.
Our hurlers has a super win against Lucan Sarsfields - 2-21 to 0- 5 - gaining them a coveted championship quarter-final slot.
Similarly, our U-15 girls have had a superb championship run, reaching the final. The date is set for October 20th against Thomas Davis. We’ll let you know the time and venue when confirmed.
Hard luck to our U-18 girls, beaten at the weekend at the semi-final stage.
Our Minor lads pulled off a 1-14 to 0-17 draw in their last championship round robin match and now await note of their next opponents.
WELL done to the Moriarty Supervalu-sponsored Minor footballers on their win over Clontarf on Sun-
day in the championship.
Hard luck to the Junior hurlers who were defeated by Realt Dearg in the championship semi-final.
All the weekend results can be viewed on our website.
Upcoming fixtures: Wed - Senior Ladies v Man O War, Away 7.30pm; Junior ladies v Fingal Ravens, Home 7.30pm. Sat - U-16 hurlers v Faughs (Shield semi-final), Home 3.30pm; AFL4 v St Margarets, Away 4.30pm; AFL2 v Clontarf, Home 4.30pm. Sun - Senior Ladies v Lucan Sarsfields, Home 1pm.
See www.skerriesharps.ie/fixtures for details of all upcoming games.
Juvenile & Adult Games weekly meetings take place each Thursday in the clubhouse.
Zingo result: 7-5-2-1-3-4-6. Next Sunday’s jackpot and dividend will be €1,900 and €550 respectively. The draw will take place in the clubhouse. How do you win? You buy a ticket! You can also play online at skerriesharps.ie and follow the links. Entries cost only €2 each or three for €5.
The Academy continues every Saturday from 10-11.30am. We are calling out for volunteers to help with teas/coffees during the Academy. If you can spare an hour or so once a month, contact Joanne at 086-4058523.
The club shop is open weekly during the Academy - for additional opening times keep an eye on our social media page! The shop is now stocking a full range of Masita clubwear - hoodies, half-zips, skinny bottoms, club T-shirts and replica jerseys as well as shorts/ socks/gumshields etc.
Pop in and have a look! We are now taking Christmas orders for club leisurewear and the last date for Christmas orders will be November 17th. All Christmas orders must be paid in advance.
This Wednesday at 7pm there is a Bodywhys and Camogie Board seminar, promoting self-esteem and positive body image. All are welcome and you can register at http://www.camogie.ie/news. asp?id=6033.
On Friday there is a fundraiser in aid of Temple Street in the clubhouse from 9.30am-3pm. It’s a costume jewellery sale, so come along and pick up some nice pieces for a bargain.
On Thursday November 22nd the club agm is on at 8pm.
The clubhouse is available for functions/parties. Contact Pat on 087-2505479 for details, or email bookings.skerriesharps@ gmail.com.
SUNDAY’S men’s hamper stableford: 1st David Boylan (9) 43pts, 2nd Martin Kestell (21) 39pts, Gross prize Wayne Lambe (3) 32pts; Div 1 Eddie Mcgrath (9) 38pts, Div 2 John Archbold (16) 37pts, Div 3 Pat Ring (20) 37pts. CSS 72.
Saturday’s men’s hamper stableford: 1st Tommy Harford (6) 40pts, 2nd Paul Ward (12) 40pts, Gross prize Frank Melia (4) 35pts;
Div 1 Philip Tracey (8) 39pts, Div 2 Martin Nolan (12) 37pts, Div 3 Aidan Callaghan (18) 38pts. CSS 70.
Saturday’s ladies stableford: 1st Sandy Forsyth (14) 38pts, 2nd Moya O’connor (20) 34pts. CSS 75.
Last Tuesday’s ladies hamper stableford: 1st Patricia Rooney (31) 42pts, 2nd Evelyn Flood (30) 41pts, 3rd Noreen Keeling (12) 41pts. CSS 73.
Last week’s Men’s Senior Open Stableford: Under-50 winner Brian Mcguinness (18) 37pts; Age 50-64 winner Jack Slane (9) 39pts, 2nd Colm Magee (8) 38pts; Age 65+ winner Pat Levins (20) 44pts, 2nd Michael Marsh (15) 40pts.
SATURDAY’S Gents Singles Stableford (blue/yellow course), sponsored by Kevin Brown: 1st Dermot Bradfield (6) 39pts ocb, 2nd Douglas Robertson (6) 39pts, 3rd Gerard Griffin (13) 38pts, 4th Daragh Kelly (5) 37pts ocb. CSS 72.
Saturday’s Gents Singles Stableford (yellow/red course), sponsored by Kevin Brown: 1st Tom Buggle (14) 38pts ocb, 2nd Eoghan Mccarthy (27) 38pts ocb, 3rd Kevin O’hara (11) 38pts. CSS 72.
SATURDAY’S Men’s singles strokes competition: 1st Willie Woods (21) 71 nett, 2nd Pat Foran (11) 72 nett ob9; Class 1 Billy Mcgregor (7) 72 nett, Class 2 Gerry Doherty (14) 74 nett ob9, Class 3 Martin Skelly (20) 75 nett ob9. CSS 74.
The overall winner of the Gold Medal (singles strokes whites) for 2018 is 11-handicapper Chris Mcmahon following his score of 73 nett. CSS 75.
Sunday’s singles stableford: 1st Joseph O’donoughe (23) 42pts, 2nd Michael Walsh (12) 41pts; Class 1 Vincent Brennan (8) 39pts, Class 2 Gary Connolly (16) 40pts, Class 3 Sean Connolly (26) 39pts.
WINNERS from last Wednesday’s ladies competition: Cat A Michelle Dehane (25) 38pts, Cat B Patricia Lynam (37) 42pts.
Winners from the September Medal ladies competition, held on the 26th and 30th: Overall - Brenda Craig (10) 67 nett; Cat 1 Mary Mckeon (12) 74 nett, Cat 2 Ann O’loughlin (32) 71. Congratulations to all.
Pitch & putt BALLYBOUGHAL
THIS week’s Sunday game winner was Tommy Mccann with a net 48, one better than runner-up Seamus Dunphy.
Last Wednesday’s scramble winners were Tommy Mccann, Rory Homan and Bridget Murray who had a gross 47 ob9. Congratulations to Bridget Murray who had a hole-in-one on the 9th.
The Ladies Cup is on this coming Saturday at 4pm, with the first-round game in the Mcdonnell Cup on Sunday at 11am.
To get more info about the club please check our website www. ballyboughalpitchandputt.com, call the secretary on 085-1743748 or come along on Sunday morning before the game.
Lusk AC members taking part in the Lusk EOI races on Saturday in Lusk.