Fingallians GAA Club

Founded 1884

Co. Dublin

Nótaí an Club 8 Márta 2022

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Fingallians Ladies Football Race Night 2nd of April
Races will be under starters orders from 8:30pm 

A fun and entertaining night guaranteed !

You can support us by sponsoring an ad:

Full page: €125
Half page: €60
1/4 page: €30

Or by buying 

Horse  - €20
Jockey - €10
Trainer - €10

Contact Emma (087 2525271) Laura (089 4953406) or Sarah (086 0605966) for more information or any member of the Ladies Team 

Coaching and Games

Last Friday saw the start of our Coaching Program which was well attended.  We were delighted to welcome Philip Kerr who facilitated the meeting. He opened up a vibrant discussion between the various groups of mentors and coaches on the many items that's involved in coaching today.  Philip will be following up with feedback in the coming weeks.

Adult Games

Our Senior Footballers got back to winning ways in AFL2 action away v Round Towers Clondalkin last Sunday morning.  Playing early ball into the forwards, they created plenty of chances and were well rewarded with a fine run by Sean O'Neill passing to Cillian Power for an excellent team goal in the first half.  Fins lead by a point at half time 1-04 to 0-6 and from the off in the 2nd half played some super football with turnovers creating some really good goal chances. Only for some fine defending, Fins would have been home with plenty to spare at this stage.  As it was Fins got some fine points including 3 excellent 45’s from Ian O'Reilly and a goal from Paul Flynn to lead by 7 points, 2-12 to 1-08 with 10 to go.  But we lost a bit of concentration to allow Towers to get back into it with a penalty and 4 quick points to level with a couple of minutes left.  A super catch by Jamie Connell in the middle and a quick ball to Paul Flynn produced a superb winner for well deserved Fins win.  A good day out and 2 points on the board. Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Cillian Power who suffered a shoulder injury. 

Our 1st Camogie Team had a great start to the league beating Whitehall Colmcilles away in the Junior League. A Team, who they had some close games with in the last year were clinically dispatched by the ladies playing very good camogie to score 5-13 to 3-2 without the Dublin contingent. The 2nd ladies lost out to a very strong Thomas Davis away.

Our AFL6 Men had a great win v St Brigids 3-14 to 2-04. A very strong team display, leaves the lads on 2 wins after 2 to get into a strong position early in the season. The 3rd team played very well and were very unlucky to come up a couple of points short against a strong O’Dwyers team. 

The U19 Hurlers went to Thomas Davis to play D2 League, and received a walkover due to lack of numbers for Thomas Davis. They had a decent runout as a challenge game instead. Our U17 lost out to St Judes in D2 Hurling.

Cock Tavern : SPONSORS OF OUR SENIOR FOOTBALL TEAM

Lots of games again to look forward to this weekend with our Senior Hurlers hoping to continue their winning start in the league at home on Main Pitch on Sunday at 10.30am v Naomh Mearnóg while our Juniors are also at home in Balheary at 12.30.

Friday 11th.March     

Senior Ladies v Dunshaughlin 7.45  away.

Swords Express : SPONSORS OF OUR SENIOR LADIES           

Saturday 12th March    

Minor Ladies A V Raheny 3pm Bridge Pitch League
Minor Ladies B V Clann na Gael 3pm   away League

Sunday 13th March   

Senior Hurlers v Naomh Mearnóg 10.30 Main Pitch League.
U19 A Football v Plunketts  Bridge Pitch 11am League.
U19 B Football V Scoil  Container Pitch 11am League.
Junior Hurlers v St Maurs Bridge Pitch 12.30  League.
U17 Football v Fingal Ravens   away 1.30 League.

Best of luck to all our teams and  please support .

Rubys: Sponsors of our Senior Hurlers

9.45am  Boys and Girls born in 2016 and 2017 
11.00am  Boys and Girls born in 2015

Open every Saturday

Juvenile Section

Dates for this years Easter Camp (ages up to U/12's) 11th - 14th April  
It will run from 10am to 1pm
You will be able to register your child on Clubzap in the coming days.

Well done to Ava Canty and Ellen Joyce who represented Dublin in the U/16 Football Leinster Championship v Meath. With a great win for the Dublin girls 4-09 to 2-09

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. 

Ukraine Appeal 

Thanks to all who donated and volunteered in our Ukraine Appeal last Sunday.  The consignment joined several trucks departing for Poland yesterday.  Thanks to Daragh Donnelly for the van together with John Cooney, Paddy Quinn and Paul Reilly for all their assistance in making it happen.

Daragh Donnelly & Paddy Quinn 

CHANGE TO OPENING TIMES
FINS BAR & COURTYARD/ RUBY'S 
Opening Times:
Friday 5pm -12am
Saturday  will be opening at 4pm - 12am
Sunday 3pm - 11pm

Price Increase
From Friday 11th March there will be a price increase on drinks in the bar in line with price increases from breweries and suppliers.  There will be 30 cent on all standard measures and pints.  (no increase on minerals)

Lá Fhéile Pádraig / St.Patrick’s Day:

Fins boys enjoying the Parade

Given we have not been able to celebrate and show our colours for the last two years, we are really looking forward to this year’s parade.

We want everyone associated with the club to be with us on the day. We need a big turn out from all our teams from nursery through to adult teams to show just how big the club has become and the need for enhanced pitch facilities.

Anyone parading (including adults) need to be dressed appropriately for the weather, in club colours, to be worn outside their coats.

We will meet at Coláiste Choilm (Christian Brothers School) at 10.30am on Thursday 17th. Leaving at 11am sharp. We want to be as large and as loud as possible. Bring whistles, flags, banners, anything that will announce Fingallians as the largest club in North County Dublin.

Lá mór na nGael: After the parade everyone is invited back to the clubhouse where there will be a DJ, Irish dancers, singing and shenanigans of all sorts. There will be organised kid’s activities on the All Weather. All free of charge and available for all so invite the neighbours, the granny, everyone...

Colleges Hurling

All in Fingallians would like to wish the best of luck to Eoin, Gordon & Paul Carney in the All Ireland Freshers Final for DCU against UL.

NATIONAL CLUB DRAW NOW ON-LINE

Every team has an allocation of tickets which they are currently selling.  If you or your child is involved with a team we ask you to purchase a ticket from your team.  If you have sold your tickets could you please return monies and stubs to your group lead mentor or Aiden Doherty,

You can now buy National Draw Tickets On-Line

https://fingallians.clubzap.com/products/6102/purchases/new

BINGO & LOTTO !!!!

 Lotto Results 8/3/2022

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

Grúpa Comhrá

Our Grúpa Comhrá (Irish conversation group) meets every Wednesday at 9pm. Currently we are meeting online. This is a great free service provided by Fingallians for anyone that would like to improve/practice their Irish and is suitable for all levels. Bain triail as / Try it out. Contact Liam-086 3814422.

Our good friends in the Swords Lions Appeal are going to be helping out again this year on Daffodil Day (Friday 25th March).  They would really appreciate if some of our members could give them some help on the day.  (Contact:  fingallians@gmail.com)

Lidl - Level the Playing Field 

If you shop at Lidl make sure you download the app and pick Fingallians as your club option.  Make sure you spread the word to family and friends and lets get collecting.

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

For all Mentors, Coaches and Volunteers in our Club.

Garda Vetting for GAA
Updated every 3 years

It is mandatory that all Coaches and Mentors and those interacting with U18's have Valid Garda Vetting, Safeguarding 1 and minimum foundation level course. You are required to keep us updated on your status. Using the below form allows you to update us on any changes.
https://www.fingallians.com/pages/garda-vetting

More on Garda Vetting in GAA at:
https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-safeguarding-and-protection/vetting

Child Safeguarding 1 Course - a minimum for all volunteers interacting with U18's

All Safeguarding certificates 1, 2 and 3, are valid for a maximum of three years.
Safeguarding in person courses, which were paused due to COVID will resume soon. We will update as soon as available.  There is currently an on-line Safe Guarding Course 1 coming up in the month of March through Sport Ireland.  Email: Sports@Fingal.ie for registration & payment details

Please ensure you have completed the GAA Safeguarding 1 refresher (less than 30 mins), and submit the Certificate number and date of completion to the Club
https://learning.gaa.ie/safeguardingrefresher

Advertising in Fingallians

New signs in place on our All Weather pitch.  If your company is interested in advertising in Fingallians please contact Sinéad on sinead.warren@fingallians.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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