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Club Notes

May 13, 2019

Well done to our adult ladies football team who recorded a fantastic win over Ballymun in the championship. Congratulations also to our under 14s who defeated Parnells to become league champions. Good luck to the girls in the ladies football Féile next weekend. We are still endeavouring to recruit new players for our adult team. Please contact Cliodhna O’Connor.

Well done to Aoibhe Dillon, Laura Twomey, Grainne Power and Laura Walsh who were all in action for Dublin camogie teams over the weekend. Good to see Laura Twomey back after her recent injury.

It was a busy week for the men’s football teams also where we had 6 league games. We got an excellent return of 5 wins and 1 draw. The seniors defeated Naomh Fionnbarra and St Pat’s Palmerstown, the Junior As drew with Ballinteer and defeated Naomh Baróg while our Junior B lads defeated O’Dwyers and St. Oliver Plunkett’s. A very satisfactory week indeed. The under 16 hurlers remain second in the league as a result of their win. It’s back to adult hurling this week and on Wednesday we have one of the standout fixtures of the year when we play neighbours St. Sylvester’s at home in the intermediate championship at 7-15. All players, mentors and members are asked to come along and support the lads in what is a vital fixture. The intermediate team travel to Castleknock on Saturday evening for a league game. Our Junior hurlers are away to Scoil Uí Connaill on Wednesday and away to Thomas Davis on Sunday.

Thank you to all the parents and organisers of the trip by our Nursery members to Croke Park. A fantastic time was had by all.

Good luck to the boys and girls from St. Marnock’s school who play in the football finals in Abbottstown tomorrow (Tuesday)

Thank you to the management of local restaurant Koba who have come on board as a sponsor for our Govan Jolliffe Byrne tournament which takes place on the 1st of June. As with all sponsors, we ask all members to support them when the opportunity arises.

Thank you to the GAA President John Horan who paid a visit to our club last Friday where he met members of our Groundforce team. Groundforce is a very successful club initiative which sees retired men and women help maintain the club grounds and premises on a totally voluntary basis. Once again, we thank this group for their extraordinary dedication.

We extend or sympathy to the Sunderland family on the death of Brian. His son Niall (Niddler) played for the club for many years, we also extend our sympathy to the Gilligan family on the death of Padraic’s brother Martin. Padraic has been a stalwart of our camogie section for several years. May the Souls of Brian and Martin Rest in Peace