Fingallians GAA Club

Founded 1884

Co. Dublin

Nótaí an Chlub 14 Mí na Nollag 2021

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Cover Pic:  Santa visiting our All Stars 📷

This is our final Club Notes before Christmas so we would like take this opportunity to wish all our Mentors, Volunteers, Club Members, Sponsors and your Families a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Support our Sponsors This Christmas

Last Saturday was the final Nursery/Academy of the year.  We would like to say a big thank you to Santa for visiting despite it being his busiest time of year! He had great time for all the Fingallians kids were delighted to meet him. 

Also thanks to all Santa's helpers.  Every Saturday we have a fantastic group of volunteers who give of their time to make sure all of our youngest members can develop their skills. Thanks to all involved.

Match Results

Hard luck to our Minor Camogie who were beaten by just 2 points in their Division 2 semi final on Sunday.  It was a hard fought battle by both sides on heavy ground with Cuala coming out on top.
Final score Fingallians 2-5, Cuala 2-7.

This is the first year in recent times that Fins have had a team at U18 and getting to the championship semi final is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the girls and management team.  Well done all involved.  

Camogie
This year has seen the Camogie section going from strength to strength.  We fielded two Adult teams for the first time in our clubs history and numbers in our Juvenile section are at an all time high.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our mentors, players, parents and supporters for your commitment to Camogie throughout the year.  Also we would like to thank our sponsors who have provided us with jerseys.  Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and looking forward to getting back to play in 2022.

Fingallians Ladies Football
The growth of Ladies football in Fingallians in 2021 has been fantastic.  We are grateful to the parents and families who provide their support to allow players enjoy training and matches at all levels.  Thank you to the mentors whose work, both on and off the field, has had a major contribution to players enjoying, and improving, their football skills with a fair share of trophies as well to show for it.  Wishing you all a very happy Christmas, enjoy the holidays and come back with even more enthusiasm! - 
Fintan Keeling

Juvenile Section
As all team activities finish up for another year, on behalf of all in our Juvenile section, I want to offer our sincerest thanks to and praise to our young players, parents, mentors and volunteers for your continued support and commitment to our club.

Although 2021 has been a very challenging year it has been great to get back playing games.  Our juvenile membership has continued to increase all through the year with more juveniles playing now for Fins than ever before!!  We have had some great team performances and development in 2021 and we look forward with confidence to brighter times.

I hope you and your families have a safe and peaceful Christmas and that all have a good break before we start back to training in the New Year.

Dónal Cassidy, Juvenile Chairman.

Football Coaching Masterclasses - Juvenile Boys U14 to U16

There was great coaching, enjoyment and fun at last Thursday night's opening football coaching session with the Senior players working with our Juvenile teams.

More than 65 juvenile footballers between the u16, u15 and u14 juveniles took part.

Players and coaches all had a great time and a big thanks to the Senior players and Management who are looking forward to working with all the players over the next number of weeks.  The next session is this Thursday again and it will be continuing in the New Year.

U/9 Boys 
2012 Boys finished off their year on Tuesday evening.  There was plenty of fun and games and it ended up with a few treats !!  The boys did very well this year and will be taking a well deserved break.  They all promised to keep practising their skills over Christmas at home.  Well done boys.  

U14 CAMOGIE (2007)

Congratulation to our U/14 Camogie who were presented with their medals for winning their Championship.  Well done girls📷

2007 Ladies Football  Awards

Pink Squad 2007 - Winners of their Single Code Championship
Red Squad - Winners of Div 3 Shield
Whites - Winners of Div 8 League

2007 White Squad - Lead Mentor Seán Moran, Méadhbh Ní Mhóráin (most improved player of the year) Daria Cordos (player of the year), Órlagh Minnock

2007 Red Squad - Mentors; Paula Mooney, Philly Reilly, Ciara O'Malley (most improved player of the year) Sophie Staunton (player of the year).

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.

Fins All Stars

Last week the Fins All Stars had their last training session before Christmas and of course Santa took time to drop in.  Santa really enjoyed joining in the games and promised he would be back again next year to see how their skills are improving. Keep up the good work everyone.

Big thanks to all our volunteers who make all this possible.

SLEEP OUT FOR NOVAS

Big thanks to all who took part and helped out in the NOVAS sleep out last Friday.  Much appreciation to Claire and staff for looking after everyone.  The cheque will be presented to NOVAS this week when it is all totaled up.  

Open every Saturday & Sunday mornings from 10am

OPENING TIMES FINS BAR & COURTYARD/ RUBY'S 
Opening Times:
Friday - 5pm
Saturday- 4pm
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)

Christmas Eve:  5pm - 11pm (last orders 10pm sharp)
St. Stephens Day:  4pm - 12 (last orders 11pm)
New Years Eve:  5pm - 12 (last order 11pm)
New Years Day:  3pm - 12 (last orders 11pm)
Booking for the above dates opens Thursday 9th December (text / leave message and Claire will confirm via text).  Max 6 to a table and only 1 booking per person.

FITNESS FOR LIVING BOOTCAMP

Commencing Tuesday 11th January (Limited to 20 places at the moment)
Tuesday and Thursday 8pm to 9pm

The Gym at Fingallians is happy to introduce our first instructed Fitness classes of 2022

·        Improve cardio-vascular health
·        Improve body composition
·        Improve overall body strength
·        Improve overall wellbeing
·      Combination classes of cardio-vascular exercises, body weight movements, resistance  training, mobility exercises, core strength work.
·        The boot camp is for all levels of fitness
·        Open male and female

 - Get moving and get out of the house in the dark and cold evenings in January
- Train with friends or meet new ones.

HERE'S HOW TO GET THERE:
To avail of these classes you must be a paid up member of Fingallians even a Social member.

If already signed up to the gym go to the packages section on Legit Fit app and buy the membership 6 week bootcamp (12 sessions over 6 weeks €5 per class where would you get it)

If you are a member of Fingallians and not signed up to the Gym email Fingalliansgym@gmail.com and we will send you a link to access the classes for the 6 weeks (12 sessions over 6 weeks €5 per class where would you get it)

This is open to all members of Fingallians GAA club whether or not you are a Gym user and regardless of your Fitness levels.

2 classes per week Tuesday and Thursday @ 8pm Mixture of gym circuit training, body weight training, core strength, cardio exercises & stretching. Circuit training provides many positive benefits. Improves muscular endurance. ... Increases strength and muscle growth. ... Improves heart health. ... Offers a full-body workout. ... Is time efficient. ... Improves exercise adherence. ... May promote weight loss. ... May improve your mood. Nutritional advice All levels of fitness welcome (Intensity level options given for all exercises) Health waiver completed on first night of course

Max 20 per course

If interested email fingalliansgym@gmail.com

Opening Dates before Christmas 
Thursday 16th
Saturday  18th

Open from 7pm - 8.30 on Thursday evening and  Saturday morning from 10am - 12.30.

PJ Carey 

It was with great sadness that we learned on Friday morning of the passing of our past player and club member PJ Carey. PJ arrived into the Fingallians family setup in the early nineties and played a major part in the Senior and Intermediate teams over the following years. PJ was part of the senior setup and wore the number 5 jersey with gusto and pride. His football skills and strength will be remembered fondly by all his teammates who played alongside him over his playing career. PJ's mannerism is what everyone will remember him by on and off the pitch and the word gentleman would be an understatement to him. PJ was a proud Mayo man and would love the banter with us Dubs whenever the two counties met. His contribution to the club and to many other projects within the Swords community will be fondly remembered by all. To his wife Aideen, daughters Ciara and Ashling his brothers and sisters and his work colleagues and friends we pass on our heartfelt condolences. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Comhghairdeas ar bhur lá posta.

All in Fingallians would like to wish our own Nicola McKittrick and Connor Carbury the very best on their Wedding Day this Friday.  Congratulations to you both and best wishes for a happy life together.

BINGO & LOTTO !!!!
Play Lotto
Lotto Results 14th December

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

This week the Lions Food Appeal will be in SuperValu Pavillions.  We would really appreciate any time you could offer up to help out.  Please get in touch with Derek/Esther on Fingallians@gmail.com.

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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