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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. fin­gal­

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@fin­gal­

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.


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. stfini­anss­


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. sker­­sults.

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.sker­­tures 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. bally­boughal­pitchand­, 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.

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