CLUB CALL Pitch & putt
CONGRATULATIONS to Ken Cahill who completed the New York City Marathon on Sunday in a time of 3:59:32. It seemed like the whole club was following Ken on the live tracker and rooting for him to get under four hours.
New York is one of the six major marathons along with London, Boston, Chicago, Berlin and Toyko.
Well done to Emma Denniss on her second-place finish in the Brain Tumour Ireland 5k at Corkagh Park in a time of 24:33 on Sunday. This is a charity that is close to Emma’s heart and she was thrilled to run so well.
It was great to see lots of Dublin Marathoners out at parkruns on Saturday, making sure their legs were still working. It was also good to see a couple of the Fit4life group from the previous week back for more.
Jamie Cruise took on St Anne’s for the first time and was in fine form, recording the quickest of his 35 parkruns to date. Cerys O’mahony travelled furthest and was rewarded with a PB at Cannon Hill, Birmingham, where there were a massive 727 participants.
We also had two runners at Malahide and 15 at Donabate where Sheila Bourke was first female finisher for the 10th time. At Rush on Sunday four of our juvenile members completed the 2k distance. Well done to all and thanks to all who volunteered. Results:
Cannon Hill - Cerys O’mahony 25:53 PB.
Malahide - Orla Smith 24:28, Jennifer Swan 25:12.
St Anne’s - Jamie Cruise 20:28. Donabate - Sheila Bourke 22:19 1st female, Colm Mcnally 22:47, Garret Nolan 23:22, Sean Greensit 24:51 pacer, Nicole Hodson 25:06, Olivier Ansaldi 25:31, Liam Halpin 27:48, Gavin Fogg 28:09, John Mcdonald 29:08, Rodrigo Lara 29:56 pacer, Geraldine Halpin 32:16, Ursula Mcdonald 32:17, Eilish Lynch 32:41, Lorraine Doyle 34:48, Niamh Crilly 34:49.
Rush junior - Stephen Boyle 10:00, Alexa Holland 11:25, Rosie May Geraghty 14:58, Caleb Nolan 15:07.
Volunteers: Sean Greensit, Rodrigo Lara, Thomas Lara, Daniel O’brien, Johnny Holland, Matthew Bush & Olivier Ansaldi.
The Dublin Uneven Age Juvenile Championship took place in the beautiful Santry Parkland on Sunday. The races were topclass and the Lusk kids ran out of their skins. We secured a gold and a sixth, with the majority of runners securing top-20 positions and with that scoring vital points towards their team’s total.
For them this competition will be of great advantage as we begin to think of the indoor season in early 2019, but first we have one cross-country league remaining in Tymon Park on Sunday December 2nd and we’d encourage all juveniles to take part in this race. For qualifiers we have the prospect of the National Cross-country Championships which will take place in a few weeks’ time. Congratulations everyone.
Training for Little Athletics will be in the Parish field tonight (Tuesday).
Calling all recent participants of the Dublin City Marathon. Please attend training at the Hub this Tuesday night for a group photograph with finisher shirts and medals. All DCM non-members from the local area are also welcome for the photo.
We are looking forward to seeing all members and partners at our annual Christmas meal in the Man O’war on Saturday December 8th at 7.30pm. Please purchase your ticket from Olivia or Nicole for €25 per person.
BALLYBOUGHAL GFC would like to thank everyone involved in making last Saturday’s Oskars Night so very special.
We had well over 600 people in attendance - and well done to all our actors. We were definitely entertained by all the eight movies and Kevin Rowe Events put on a super show. Thanks to all our sponsors and the Ballyboughal community who made the event very special.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the club to welcome President of the GAA John Horan and the team from Operation Transformation for the launch of Ireland Lights Up for 2019.
Last week’s club lotto numbers were 13, 15, 32, the €20 winners were T Lynch, B Tindley CJFA and C Walsh and the jackpot for the draw last night (Monday) stood at €2,910.
OUR footballers will return to Division 1 next season after defeating Na Fianna in the final league game. Well done to Wayne, Mark and Leon and their backroom team, who have now secured back-to-back promotions.
The club is looking for CSOS. These positions will also come with training if required. Please email Tony Gordon on chairman. email@example.com.
The club is looking for a bar person to work predominately weekends & holiday cover. An applicant must be over 18 and be Garda vetted. All application in writing to Feidhlim@fingallians.com
The last training day before Christmas will be Saturday 1st December and the annual party will be on 8th December. The Joe Duffy Group academy will return in the new year on Saturday 12th January.
The mentor Christmas night in the club will be on Saturday 22nd December.
Winter bar hours from 5th November: Mon – Wed 6pm to 11pm, Thursday 6 – 11.30pm, Friday 6 – 12am, Saturday 2 – 12.30am and Sunday 1pm – 11pm.
The last Christmas shop orders will be 24th November. The shop will close for the holidays on the 8th December.
This year we will host the agm on Thursday 29th November at 8.30pm.
The lotto numbers the week before last were 4, 11, 24, 28 & 33. There were five winners – Margaret Carvin, Esther Andrews, Linda Clarke, Mick Kelly & Patsy Finnegan.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the Mckittrick Family on the death of Séan (John) Mckittrick. Brother of Seamie, he represented the club at Senior level in the 70s. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilís.
ST FINIAN’S SWORDS
WELL done to the Minor Boys team, who drew with Castleknock in a top-of-the-table clash at the weekend. 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 is welcome and appreciated.
Please note that the cut-off for online payments for the St Finian’s I’m a Celebrity fund-raising event is 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday).
Please note that the club agm will take place on Wednesday November 14th at the later time of 9.15pm in the clubhouse to facilitate those attending the adult ladies championship final the same evening.
The club is holding a Foundation Level coaching course on Wednesday November 14th and 21st from 7 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 which will be ran over two dates, Saturday November 24th and Saturday December 1st from 10am to 4pm. Anybody wishing to attend the Award 1 must have completed the Foundation Award. Contact Paul Lyons at 087-1761302 to book a place. Early booking is advisable as places are limited.
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!
If you would like to be kept up to date with the latest news from St Finian’s GAA Club, please send your email address to pro. firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE Leinster Hurling quarter-final against Erin’s Own (Carlow) will now take place this coming Saturday at 1.30pm.
Well done to the U-13 girls football team on winning the Division 7 Shield on Sunday to add to their league success. It created a bit of history for the club to field two teams in ladies football and for both to do so well with separate squads. The girls proved too strong for Fingal Ravens, winning 2-4 to 0-3.
There will be a preparation meeting for all parents/guardians of 2011 kids (Under-8s 2019) in the upstairs bar this Wednesday at 6.15pm. Spread the word!
The St Maur’s Race Night will be on November 24th. Have a pint and a punt and enjoy the craic and maybe buy a horse. A great night is promised.
Thanks to the Millbank Theatre for generously supporting St Maur’s with their opening night proceeds last Wednesday.
Rush Dramatic Society offer their opening nights to different groups for each show they perform. It really is an incredibly
generous gesture and Maur’s have benefited on several occasions over the years. We have lodged the proceeds of Wednesday night in our development account.
For those who were trick-ortreating that first night, the show continues from Wednesday to Saturday each week until November 25th. Go along and support it - great show, brilliant venue. Numbers drawn in Sunday evening’s lotto were 3, 4, 19, 24 and the lucky dip €50 winners were Olive Mc Kelvey, Caoimhe Ryan, James Wilson, Sophie Weldon, Paul Mccarthy and Bernadette Cowzer. Next Sunday’s jackpot stands at €8,750.
WELL done to the Moriarty Supervalu/ridgeway Barbers-sponsored Minor footballers on their win over St Judes on Sunday which sees them through to the Minor A Championship semi-final.
The U-21 footballers recorded a six-point win over Naomh Barrog in the championship on Saturday after extra time.
All the weekend results can be viewed at on our website www. skerriesharps.ie/results.
Upcoming fixtures: Wed - AFL2 promotion play-off v Round Towers (C), Away 8pm (all support appreciated); Sun - Junior 5 Football Championship Final v Parnells, Away at 2pm. Please come out and support our Junior footballers in their championship final.
See www.skerriesharps.ie/fixtures for details of all upcoming games.
Juvenile and Adult Games weekly meetings take place each Thursday evening in the clubhouse.
Zingo result: 2-1-4-5-7-6-3. The jackpot and dividend stand at €2,300 and €750 respectively
for the next draw on Sunday at 6.30pm 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 will continue on Saturday at 10am.
Shop opening times to facilitate Christmas orders this week are Tues 7-8pm, Fri 7-8pm and Sat 10-11.30am. The shop is now stocking a full range of Masita club wear - hoodies, half-zips, skinny bottoms, club T-shirts and replica jerseys as well as shorts/socks/ gumshields etc.
The last date for Christmas orders will be November 17th and all Christmas orders must be paid for in advance.
Diary dates are as follows: Thurs Nov 8th - Hurling development workshop for mentors/ coaches hosted by Martin Fogarty. All encouraged to attend upstairs in the clubhouse.
Thurs Nov 8th - Resilience workshops for U-13/14/15/16 girls. See social media for more details.
Thurs Nov 22nd - club agm at 8.30pm.
Sat Dec 1st - Juvenile Presentation Evening from 6pm in Skerries Community Centre.
Sat Dec 1st - Mentor/member Appreciation night, 9pm until late.
The clubhouse is available for functions/parties. Contact Pat on 087-2505479 for details, or email bookings.skerriesharps@gmail.
NUMBERS drawn in Saturday’s lotto were 1, 8, 11, and 13. The four lucky-dip winners of €25 were PLMN (c/o Noel), Claire McCullough (c/o Claire) and Ciaran Mcglynne and Chris & Christine (both c/o Marie). Next weekend’s jackpot is €800. Thank you for your continued support.
Our Little Stars training continues each Saturday with our fully qualified trainer at our new venue, Gaelscoil Cholmcille in Coolock Lane. This is from 10.45 to 11.45 for boys and girls aged four and upwards. Pay as you go for only €2. For more information contact our Juvenile Officer Anne-marie Mcallister on 086-3523690 or Mark Hughes on 089-4084553.
We are currently on the lookout for any new players interested in playing junior football, if interested you can contact Bernie Reardon on 087-6640801 or George Mcallister on 086-8371818.
We are delighted to announce that we have secured the Hill Farm site in Turnapin from Fingal County Council and the plan is to develop this into our clubhouse and training facilities. We will keep you updated as things progress.
A very successful race night was held on Friday and we would like to thank our race sponsors and everybody who took park in this event.
On Sunday December 2nd we are holding a Christmas Fair in Santry Community Resource Centre at 10.30. Why not come and join in on some festive fun.
The club would like to express their deepest sympathy to our club secretary Daithi and the Mcloughlin family on the sad loss of Thomas. Ar dheis de go raibh anam.
WINNERS from Sunday’s Men’s Turkey League 2 nine-hole stableford: Front nine - Div 1 Raymond Mccabe (11) 23pts, Div 2 Bernard Corcoran (13) 21pts, Div 3 Paul Mcnally (19) 22pts; Back nine - Div 1 Matthew Brown (10) 21pts, Div 2 Mark Kendellen (14) 21pts, Div 3 Matt Dunn (23) 20pts.
Sunday’s ladies nine-hole stableford: 1st Melanie Andrews (35) 21pts, 2nd Muriel Ennis (29) 20pts, 3rd Mariann Martin (30) 20pts.
Winners from Saturday’s men’s nine-hole Turkey League No 1 competition: Front nine - Div 1 Jack Slane (9) 21pts, Div 2 Eamon O’brien (13) 19pts, Div 3 Kilian Martin (19) 20pts; Back nine - Div 1 Iker Zabaleta (1) 20pts, Div 2 Tom Clarke (16) 19pts, Div 3 Raymond Gannon (27) 21pts.
Saturday’s ladies nine-hole competition: 1st Marie White (28) 21pts, 2nd Helen Tarrant (21) 21pts, 3rd Nicola Campbell (9) 20pts.
Ladies 18-hole stableford on 30th October: 1st Maura Faughnan (19) 36pts, 2nd Marion Behan (23) 35pts, 3rd Joan Tully (24) 35pts; Div 1 Amanda William (13) 35pts; Div 2 Frances Newcomen (28) 35pts; Beatrice Magee (30) 31pts. Men’s Open Singles on 29 October: 1st Darren Russell (7) 38pts; 2nd Peter Sullivan (11) 37pts; Gross (3) 31pts; Div 1 Matthew Brown (10) 34pts; Div 2 Paul Marry (12) 34pts; Div 3 Niall Murphy (19) 37pts.
Ladies Open Singles on 29th October: 1st Yvonne Nolan (25) 34pts; Noreen Keeling (11) 32pts.
WINNERS from Saturday’s Gents 14-hole singles stableford: Class 1 Captain Paul Flood (10) 34pts, Class 2 John Timmins (12) 34pts, Class 3 Gary Smithers (16) 30pts, Class 4 Paul Callaly (25) 31pts ocb.
Sunday’s 15-hole men’s twoman team event: 1st Mark Smithers (12) & John O’riordan (18) 45pts; 2nd Pat Mcneill (13) & Mick Galvin (25) 43pts ocb; 3rd Owen Coyne (9) & Hugh Grainger (21) 43pts.
LAST Saturday’s men’s competition: 1st Andy Carpenter 22pts, 2nd Alan Blanche 20pts, 3rd Brendan Flynn 19pts.
Sunday’s men’s nine-hole singles stableford: 1st Brian Farrell (18) 21pts ob5, 2nd Dan Kirwin (11) 21pts ob5; Class 1 winner Steven Jackson (10) 21pts ob2, 2nd Larry Kane (10) 21pts; Class 2 winner Des Hickey (14) 21pts, 2nd Gary Keogh (16) 20pts; Class 3 winner John Bouchier (21) 21pts, 2nd Kieran Farrell (25) 20pts.
THE fourth round of the George Mcdonnell Memorial Cup at Malahide was won by Nick Savage with a net 49. Runner-up was Martin Cullen who had a net 50, edging out Bernie O’driscoll on the back six.
The final round in the Mcdonnell Cup will be played at home this coming Saturday - tee 2pm.
Sunday’s Christmas turkey winner was Alan Carroll with a net 46. Runner-up was Jason Doyle (net 47). Congratulations to Alan who had a hole-in-one on the 16th.
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 at 11am before the game.
Gaelic Players Association CEO Paul Flynn, from the Fingallians club, with the hurling and football players of the year, Limerick’s Cian Lynch (left) and Dublin’s Brian Fenton at the PWC All Stars.
Photo: Sam Barnes/sportsfile
Ken Cahill (Lusk AC) shows his delight after completing the New York City Marathon in under four hours.
Swords Boxing Club duo Killian Molloy and Rossa Lennon enjoyed recent success in the Dublin League. See story on Page 57.