Thursday 6th February 2014
There was no winner of tonights Lotto Jackpot. Next week's Lotto Jackpot €2,000. Thanks for your continued support :-)
Well it's a new year and a new website for the club. The site has been offline for some weeks until tonight and a lot of this is owing to the fact that we haven't really got a "website committee" as such or even a collective group of people that can assist with the general maintenance of the website.
I've said it many times before but my goal for the year is to recruit a new group of website administrators that would be willing to assist with section updates. Ideally we should be, in my opinion, looking to have a report and some photos on at least one game per week on the site. This I feel shouldn't be too hard to organise.
If you would like to help in any way please let me know by simply commenting on this post below and letting me know how you would like to assist.
Thanks in advance,
The draws for the 2014 Adult Football and Hurling took place in Dublin GAA HQ last night.
In football, the Senior Footballers drew Whitehall Colmcille and the Intermediate's drew a difficult tie against Clann Mhuire.
Meanwhile in Hurling, our Senior team was draw in a group with Whitehall Colmcille, St Sylvester’s, Naomh Fionnbarra, Ballyboden St Enda’s and Round Towers Clondalkin.
The completed draws are as follows; (source hill16.ie)
2014 DUBLIN SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Raheny v St Peregrine’s
Ballymun Kickhams v Naomh Olaf
Parnell’s v Lucan Sarsfields
UCD v Skerries Harps
St Vincent’s v St Patrick’s, Palmerstown
Fingal Ravens v Round Tower, Clondalkin
St Sylvester’s v St Maur’s
Kilmacud Crokes v St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER
Erin’s Isle v Whitehall Colmcille
Thomas Davis v St Anne’s
Templeogue Synge Street v St Mary’s, Saggart
Na Fianna v Cuala
St Jude’s v Naomh Mearnóg
Ballinteer St John’s v O’Toole’s
St Brigid’s v Clontarf
Ballyboden St Enda’s v Trinity Gaels.
2014 DUBLIN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Clanna Gael Fontenoy v Good Counsel
Castleknock v Crumlin
St Patrick’s, Donabate Bye
Clann Mhuire v Erin’s Isle
St Sylvester’s v Ballymun Kickhams
Ballyboden St Enda’s v O’Dwyer’s
Fingallians v Cuala
Parnell’s v Naomh Fionnbarra
Kilmacud Crokes v Naomh Barróg
Na Fianna Bye
St Brigid’s v Lucan Sarsfields
St Vincent’s v Thomas Davis
St Finian’s, Swords Bye
St Mark’s v St Margaret’s
Scoil Uí Chonaill v Garda
St Jude’s v Ballyboughal
2014 DUBLINSHC ‘A’
Group 1: St Vincent’s, Craobh Chiaráin, Parnell’s, Cuala.
Group 2: St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER, Kilmacud Crokes, St Patrick’s, Palmerstown, Ballyboden St Enda’s.
Group 3: Na Fianna, Faughs, O’Toole’s, St Brigid’s.
Group 4: Crumlin, St Jude’s, Ballinteer St John’s, Lucan Sarsfields.
2014 DUBLIN SHC ‘B’
Group 1: Whitehall Colmcille, St Sylvester’s, Naomh Fionnbarra, Ballyboden St Enda’s, Erin’s Isle, Round Tower, Clondalkin.
Group 2: Setanta, Kevins, Naomh Mearnóg, Kilmacud Crokes, Naomh Olaf, Naomh Barróg.
2014 DUBLIN IHC
Group 1: Lucan Sarsfields, Faughs, Raheny, Thomas Davis, Clanna Gael Fontenoy, Bye.
Group 2: Castleknock, Commercials, Fingallians, St Vincent’s, St Peregrine’s, Na Fianna.
Thomas Davis 3-9 Erin's Isle 2-7
Yesterday was 1st February 2014 as well you all know, but for our under 21 squad it was all about the 2013 Under 21 B Hurling Championship Final.
Initially supposed to have been played in December, 18th January and then yesterday in O'Toole Park. Alas, the County Board called the O'Toole Park fixture off due to the weather and Dublin games in Croke Park. Knowing that momentum and desire to finish the job would potentially waiver as the resumption of the Adult Football and Hurling Leagues drew near, both teams were unsatisfied with this and decided to organise the fixture themselves.
I suppose that in itself says a lot, that we'll not go into now but it takes great courage from both Thomas Davis and Erin's Isle to agree to a coin toss to the decide the venue for any final, let alone a final as prestigious as this. The coin toss resulted in Thomas Davis' All Weather pitch in Kiltipper Road being chosen as the venue for the game.
As those in attendance will testify, the conditions did not lend themselves to an expansive, stylish game of hurling. It most certainly didn't give an advantage to either team, as the rain poured down throughout and a wintery gale swirled all around the pitch but was in the main behind the backs of Thomas Davis in the first half.
Thank you to Juvenile Section for two successful recruitment days in Charlestown Shopping Centre and Tesco Clearwater
A big thank to everyone in the juvenile section who helped make the recruitment days, on the 25th January in Charlestown and the 01st February in Tesco Clearwater, such a success.
We got a significant number of new recruits for the juvenile teams and particularly at CCC1 level. There were a lot of new faces in the grasshoppers section on Saturday 01st February following the first run and hopefully there will be even more new faces this Saturday following an even more successful recruitment day in Tesco Clearwater.
It was really encouraging to see the support of everyone in the Juvenile Section in this initiative.
Mentors, players and parents put their shoulder to the wheel to improve our visibility in the community and to increase the number of juvenile players in the club.
The club stand looked really well with the club banner on show as well as our new recruitment pull-up stands and posters which looked really professional.
A big thank you goes to Valerie Reaney for the excellent photographs that were used for the pull-up stands and the posters.
This is the first of many recruitment initiatives this year and we will need the continued support of everyone in the juvenile section to ensure that these are also a success!