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Ath­let­ics LUSK

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 fin­tan.keel­

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


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. stfini­anss­

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.stfini­ con­tent_­page/10025579/.

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


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.sker­­tures 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 sker­ 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.camo­ 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@


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. bally­boughal­pitchand­, 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.

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