League Action: Our adult football teams commenced league action for 2016 over the weekend. Our Division 3 footballers got off to a winning start with a win over St Brigids & our Div 6 team drew away to Clontarf. Our minor hurlers beat St Sylvesters in the local derby to stay unbeaten. Our minor, U16 & U10 ladies all started with wins.

Minor level changes: With motion 4 passed there will be a change at county level only. It will now become U17 and no longer U18. All minor players at inter-county level only will be aged between 15 & 17. This will become effective from 1st Jan 2018.

Mid Season Coaching: Mid term coaching was a great success. A big thank you to Peter Browne,  David Galway,  Shane Howard, Nicola Fitzgerald and our GPO Wayne.

Gormanstown Indoor Tournament: A big thank you to all the help from parents & mentors as our juveniles once again took part in the hurling tournament in Gormanstown over the last six weeks. New to the event were our Under 7’s (2009 kids) who entered three teams and Paraic Cassidy who won an individual award.

Seachtain na Gaeilge events:

 

Tuesday 1st March. Teenage Irish Conversation group. 8-9pm.

Wednesday 2nd March. Grúpa Comhrá. 9pm sa chlubhouse.

Saturday 5th March. Peil Trí Ghaeilge 7-a-side competition at Somerton, Castleknock GAA at 10am. Go n-éirí lenár n-imreoirí.

Saturday 5th March. Bilingual tour of Áras an Uachtaráin. Free of charge. Call Liam (086 3814422) to book a place. Parents & siblings welcome.

Tuesday 8th March. Grúpa Comhrá na ndéagóirí. 8-9pm.

Wednesday 9th March. Adult Irish Conversation Group, 9pm in the clubhouse.

Saturday 12th March. Fingallians GAA will have an exclusive bilingual guided tour of Swords Castle. Time T.B.A.

Sunday 13th March. Scór na bPáistí, GAA Inter-club Irish Cultural talent competition for Primary Students. St. Peregrine's GAA, Blanchardstown. 

Tuesday 15th March. Leaving Cert Irish Conversation Group. 8-9pm

Wednesday 16th March. Adult Irish Night, 9pm in the clubhouse. Music, Craic, Gaeilge agus Fáilte.

Thursday 17th March. Lá Féile Padraig. Parade will depart at 11.30 am We will assemble at Coláiste Choilm from 10.30 Lá mór na nGael back at the clubhouse afterwards.

St Patrick’s Day: Lá Féile Padraig. Parade will depart at 11.30 am We will assemble at Coláiste Choilm from 10.30 Lá mór na nGael back at the clubhouse afterwards. Any members wishing to help please contact Annemarie.brett20@gmail.com

Easter Camp: This year’s dates are Monday 21st March to Thursday 24th March. It will be a combined hurling & football camp for boys & girls aged 4 – 13 years. Further info and applications to follow later this week.

Brendan Reilly: The club in conjunction with Columba’s Rovers are organising a game followed by a trad night in the club, in Brendan’s honour. Presently this is scheduled for the 23rd April with further detail to follow. Any members wishing to play or take part in the evening can email Fingallians@gmail.com

Athletic Update: Congratulation to all the members who took part in the meet & train hosted by Dunboyne AC. Well done to Daniel Coleman who won Gold last week in the under 11, 60M. Please follow the Athletic Section on twitter @fingalliansAc for all other winners at the Dublin Indoor Meeting.

Art Comp: Tuesday 1st March. Closing date for receipt of entries to our Primary School Art Competition. Theme: Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916.

Bloodbank: The club received an email from the bloodbank thanking the members of the club & people of Swords for their donations last week. This is one of their most successful clinic’s in the country.

Lotto:  02, 14, 19, 34 & 36. We had two winners, Willie & Kate Kelly and Elizabeth Francis. The Jackpot this week is €2238.00.