Fingallians GAA Club

Founded 1884

Co. Dublin

Nótaí an Chlub Mí na Shamhna 2021

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Cover Pic:  Intermediate Hurling County Champions 

Adult Hurlers Sponsored by Ruby's

What a weekend for our Club.  Great celebrations with our Adult Hurlers making history by winning the Intermediate Hurling title for the first time.  (More detail below).

Swords Castle lit up for the big game

THANK YOU !!
All in Fingallians would like to thank Fingal County Council for actively marking the occasion by helping with all the flags, banners and lights in the town.  The buzz it created was enjoyed by all around the Club.  We would also like to thank An Garda Síochana for facilitating the homecoming cavalcade through the town on Sunday evening which will be a lasting memory for all.

Please support our teams by supporting the club lotto !!!

AGM 2021
The date for the 2021 AGM has been set for 29th November.  Every member should have received their AGM notification by now. Anyone who has not should  contact Club Secretary.   All members are encouraged to try and attend the AGM.

Match Results & Fixtures

U/21 Footballers
Congratulation to our U/21 Footballers who opened their championship campaign with a win last Saturday v Erins Isle.  They are now through to the semi final where they will play St. Judes on Saturday 27th away.      

Junior Ladies

Another set of Jerseys from the great work done during the Lidl Campaign.

Our Junior Ladies Division 9 team played their final game on Sunday on the Main Pitch in the Cup Final v Round Towers Clondalkin. Fins had a good start in front of a great crowd on the hill. Unfortunately the second half ran away from us with Round Towers coming out winners on the day. Thanks to everyone who has been involved with the Div 9 team this year. 

Fixtures
Best of luck to our Minor Camogie Team who will play their first match in the championship this Sunday, 21st November, v Ballinteer St. John's.  Throw in 10.30am in Ballinteer.

Reade Pensions and Financial Services Sponsors of our Camogie Jerseys

Sunday 21st   

Inter. Adult Hurlers playoff v Castleknock 2.30 Main Pitch
 

Winners will represent Dublin in the Leinster Intermediate County Championship

Minor Camogie Champ  v Ballinteer  away 10.30 

Best of luck to all our teams this week

Juvenile Section

Pop Up Shop

Seosamh Breathnach Hurleys Pop Up Shop is coming to Fingallians. It will be in the club hall this Saturday morning November 20th from 9.30am to 12 noon. A full range of equipment for all ages from nursery to adult will be available including Hurleys, Helmets, Grips, Sliotars, Footballs, Gloves and Mouth-guards. To pre order any items you can contact Seosamh at 086 3479371.  

U/9 (2012) Boys

After our matches during the summer, Fingallians 2012 boys made the return trip for football matches to Naomh Mairtín from Monasterboice in Louth on Saturday.  Great Football matches and skills on show.  The Louth Senior Football Championship Trophy was on show.  Congrats to their Senior Team on winning  the County Title the previous Sunday.  Thanks to Naomh Mairtín for their hospitality and the treats after.

U/10 Boys

Our U/10 boys were delighted to be asked by the County Board to be coached as part of the latest Level 2 Dublin Coaching programme. Good to see a number of Fingallians mentors also participating in the programme.

U/11 (2010) Boys

Our U/11 boys had a end of season day out at Courtlough last week.  It was a very enjoyable trip which included paintball and High Tower event.  Thanks to all the mentors for organising.

Lead mentors contact details for each team:

Please spread the word to neighbours and friends and encourage them to give GAA a go.  If they contact us on fingallians@gmail.com we can put them in touch with the relevant mentors or they can contact them directly using list above.

REMINDER
2017s AND 2016s BEGIN AT 9.45AM ON THE ALL WEATHER

2015s on @ 11am ON THE ALL WEATHER

If you have any queries as to how you can get your kids involved contact Donagh on (086 8926024) or you can contact us on Fingallians@gmail.com.

Open every Saturday & Sunday mornings from 10am

OPENING TIMES FINS BAR & COURTYARD/ RUBY'S
Opening Times:
Friday - 5pm
Saturday- 3pm
 Sunday - 3pm

REMINDER
YOU MUST SIGN-IN ON ENTRY AND PLEASE PRESENT COVID CERT. 

BOOKINGS
Contact Claire on 083 0113808
(you can leave a message and Claire will contact you)

Seán Dowling
Fingallians would like to send sincere condolences to the Dowling family on the passing of Seán.  Seáns son Paul was a former player of the club.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Dublin Scór na nÓg will be held in January '22. Fingallians GAA are seeking expressions of interest from Under 17s to represent the club in the following categories: Figure/Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Scéalaíocht, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question Time and Set Dancing. Contact Liam at 086 3814422.

Grúpa Comhrá

Buaileann an grúpa gach Céadaoin ag a 9.  Tuilleadh eoilas ó Liam ag 0863814422.
Further info from Liam at 086 381 4422

Glór na nGael

Well done to the Fingallians Team that won the Glór na nGael mixed 7-a-side blitz trí Ghaeilge on Saturday.  Our players faced stiff competition from 7 other Dublin clubs in this annual tournament that promotes An Ghaeilge within the Dublin GAA community.  Comhghairdeas libh as an sár-obair a bhí déanta ar an lá.

BINGO & LOTTO !!!!
Play Lotto - It takes place every Tuesday
23rd November JACKPOT :  €3,678

This Weeks Lotto Results

 To play online at:

LOTTO !!

To play bingo at the Drive-in at Fingallians car park, buy your books at the gate. Books bought here must be played in the car park.  

To play bingo on-line at home, you can buy your books at:

Online Bingo Books

FINGALLIANS V ERINS ISLE
13TH NOVEMBER 2021
INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

What a week it has been for our history making Hurlers winning the Intermediate Championship for the 1st time in our long history with a thirteen point win over a gallant Erins Isle team. The anticipation leading up to the game was very keen with all involved around the club & community getting involved. It was great to see the club part of the County Final weekend program & see below the main extracts.

The excitement of County Final day is always huge but despite this our lads stayed fully focused on the job at hand. 

The crowd that showed up from every part of the club was fantastic and no doubt spurred on the lads all day. The support in particular from our juvenile section was greatly appreciated by all the panel.

The first half was a tight affair with both teams matching each other score by score resulting in a half time deadlock of 9 points each.

However some inspiring words from Ryan at half time saw our lads drive on in the second half to a well deserved win.

Always hard to mention specific players but the heroics of our back line to limit Erins Isle to just one point in the second half was impressive with Conor Byrne in particular to the fore and Shane Howard backing up the backline from midfield together with Ian Kennedy. In the forwards many points from Sean Hickey, Darragh Power, despite playing with a hand injury, and the Eoin O' Connor frees inspired the team to victory together with the important goal from Mark Cullen. And no goal passed Shane Nolan. But this was a panel performance with every player contributing to a historic victory.

Not to forget the management team led by Ryan O'Dwyer together with Daithí Crowley, Heath Hayward, Gary Duggan & Dom O'Reilly. A fantastic job lads and thanks from everyone in the club. And although not in picture on stats Ryan Groves.

Of course teams don't come together overnight and it was great to see some of our talented juvenile coaches meet the players after. Take a bow Ger O' Connor with your 2002 lads! 

A great family occasion for the Howard family. Niall of course inspired and managed the 1997 lads and also many of the adult teams through the years.

The team of course was led by captain Ian Kennedy whose father Mick has tirelessly worked for hurling in the club and led Fingallians to Junior A glory in 2010. But last Sunday was not the first time Ian had met this cup. See below from 1992 when Mick won the trophy himself as a player and gave Ian a first taste of what it might be like to win it!

We also can't forget some of the men who started the whole journey and it was great to see Colm Crowley & many more there to celebrate with the team. Colm, Paddy Kelly, Derry Murphy, Eoin Martin, Anthony O' Shea, Gary Beresford, Des Foley, Noel Delaney, Paul Carney, Carl Jones and Charlie Rogan have also been through thick & thin driving  hurling in the club and no doubt must be happy to see Senior Hurling finally earned after all the years. Not forgetting the great support from club chairman Colin Foley and Liam O'Cúlbaird who left no stone unturned to promote the game in the last few weeks and all the photographs from Noel & Dave.

To the players, management and everyone who have supported all along the way thanks for making history last Sunday.

And also great to see plenty of coverage in the media for the club.

Thanks to everyone for contributing to history.

And despite a late night on Sunday our players still managed to get to Oldtown yesterday and we are delighted to report that the Indian is now resting safely back with Fingallians!!

We now look forward to welcoming Castleknock to Lawless Park next Sunday @ 2.30pm to try to get to Leinster. See you all there for the next adventure!

If you have any photos that you think might be of interest to Fingallians please get in touch
pro.fingallians.dublin@gaa.ie
Dave:  dmacsitric@gmail.com

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