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Club Notes

June 15, 2015

Well done to our under 12 footballers who got to the final of the 16 team Cooley Kickhams tournament at the weekend. They beat teams from Belfast, Louth and 2 from Meath before narrowly losing a cracking final to Kileagh from Armagh. This was a fantastic performance by a very talented group of players. Hopefully, this can become an annual event.

Our mini league finals took place on Saturday morning and it was wonderful to see almost 300 boys and girls parade behind the pipe band before the start. The future for hurling, football , ladies football and camogie in the club is certainly very bright. Well done to all players and to the organisers.

It was another fantastic week for our adult hurlers in the championship. On Saturday evening our seniors travelled to Ballyboden and overcame the home team by 5 points. On Sunday afternoon, our juniors had a home date with Na Fianna. After a fine display, our lads were impressive winners. Both teams have now qualified for the knockout stages of their respective championships.

The club is delighted to welcome back Tomo Behan as manager of our senior football team. The lads are in action away to St. Pats of Palmerstown on Wednesday night and on Saturday evening they are at home to Castleknock. The junior team is at home to Erin’s Isle on Tuesday and away on Sunday morning. Good luck to all concerned.

 Our under 13 footballers put on a very impressive display against Erin Go Bragh to earn 2 valuable league points. This team have come out on the wrong side of several close encounters and this victory was especially nice.

We had wins for our under 8, 9 and 10 camogie teams.Well done to under 13 camogie girls Grainne Skelton, Leah Forde and Aoibheann Crean Lynch who played for the Dublin squad in an inter county Blitz on Saturday.

Congratulations to the camogie players from St. Helen’s and St. Marnock’s schools (all of whom play for the club) who were involved in a mighty battle in the schools finals in Croke Park last week. On this occasion, the “bragging rights” went to St. Helen’s. It didn’t matter that much however as both squads headed back to the club for great celebrations afterwards.

Our adult ladies football team defeated St. Peregrines. Once again we are proud to announce that we will be hosting the Ladies football All Ireland seven a side tournament later in the year.

We have our Golf Society outing on Friday. The presentation ceremony takes place in the bar that evening and all are welcome

The club is currently preparing to celebrate  its 40th anniversary. A variety of events are taking place. We are also looking for old photographs and memorabilia. Contact Tony Owens. More details later.

The annual Louise Fitzpatrick Big Picnic in aid of Barrettstown Castle takes place on Saturday at 1 pm in Malahide Castle. Please support this wonderful cause.