Fingallians GAA Club

Founded 1884

Co. Dublin

Fine Ghallain CLG Nótaí an Chlub 22 Marta 2022

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Cover Pic:  The biggest club in the Swords Parade

Making our way back to the club for fun and refreshments with Garda assistance

What a weekend of activity in the club.  It was great to celebrate St. Patricks Day  marching through the streets of Swords in the Parade once again.  The crowds from Colaiste Choilm to the bottom of North Street were unbelievable.  Thanks to all our members for coming out in force.  

Thanks to Claire and all the Bar Staff for doing a tremendous job on the day.  Every corner of the club was busy.  Great entertainment in the hall with our Irish Dancers followed by a disco with Dave.  Coinneach and Friends lifted the roof in the bar with great ballads and music.  The burger stand was busy all day long.  A truly super day was had by all.

Claire and the hard working Bar Staff

Coinneach singing 'Grace' by popular demand.

Thanks to all our barbequing experts

Some great Irish Dancing from the Elbadri McAuley Baird School

Awards Night Extra

Another busy night was had in the club again on Saturday night with Part II of the Club Awards night. The focus this time was on the Mens Football with Conor Kelly receiving a well deserved 2021 Player of Year. Congrats Conor!

Highlight of the evening was the final award of the year which was the Hall of Fame and the club were delighted this year to honour our own hero and famous Multi All Ireland and Multi All Star winner Paul Flynn. Over many years Paul has represented the club at the top elite level with honour and distinction and despite the pressure that this always entailed he continued to make a significant contribution in the club always making himself available to all our members young and old. A more detailed note on all of Paul's achievements and contributions will follow in a future notes section but in the meantime we recognise and congratulate Paul and the Flynn family on this award from his own. This, of course, doesn't mean there should be any retirement thoughts or the like and we look forward to many more years of seeing Paul leading our senior footballers!

From one hero to another as Dully presents Paul with the Hall of Fame Award

Paul with his proud parents Peter and Helena 

Coaching and Games

As per our Coaching Calendar there is a workshop planned for this Friday evening which is aimed at all CCC1 Coaches.  It will run from 7.00 - 8.20, the theme being 'Getting the most out of your session'.

Adult Games

Not as much action as usual on the pitch at the weekend but last Wednesday saw our Senior Footballers play their third League game at home v Round Towers Lusk.  It was a very evenly contested game, ending in a draw at the final whistle.  Our other adult footballers were in action also with our Junior 1 losing narrowly v Thomas Davis, while our Junior 2 enjoyed a good win v Clontarf.

The Cock Tavern : SPONSORS OF OUR SENIOR FOOTBALL TEAM

This weekend sees our Senior Hurlers hoping to continue their winning run away v Cuala on Sunday at 10.30am

Rubys : Sponsors of our Senior Hurlers

Matches
Sunday 27th March

Senior Hurlers v Cuala  10.30   Away League
U19A  Football v Raheny  11am Away  League
U19 B  Football v St Maurs  11am  Away League
Junior Hurling v Na Fianna  12.15 Home League
U17 Football v Beann Eadair  1.00pm Home League

Best of luck to all our teams and please go out and support .

CAMOGIE

Our first team Adult Camogie played a challenge game against the Dublin Minor team on Sunday morning.

It was an honour and privilege to be considered by Dublin Management for the game. 

The girls rose to the occasion and matched Dublin's physicality all over the pitch even though the score went against us.

Jerseys sponsored by Reade Pensions & Financial Services.

U/16 Camogie

Congratulations to the U/16 Dublin Camogie team on a fantastic win at the weekend with our own Eve Pennie as  part of the squad.

U/16 Ladies Football
Congrats to Ellen Joyce who started on the U/16s Dublin Team last Saturday v Laois, contributing 2 points from play.  Their next group game will be away to Kildare on 9th April.  Best of Luck to all involved.

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

Open every Saturday

Juvenile Section 

U/8 Boys

The boys had a very successful morning out in O'Toole's on Saturday.  The home crew also put in fantastic performances against Na Fianna.

Some fabulous ground hurling on display from the U8 boys.  Also some great blocking and tackling.

The boys battled hard for one another, took some hard knocks and kept going till the end.

We had a flurry of goals too, lots of scores spread across all players. The best display of hurling we have seen from them to date.  It's great to see all their hard work in training paying off on match day!

Well done to all.

U/15 Boys & Girls

Our U/15 Girls & Boys teams would like to thank everyone who baked loads of lovely goodies for this years Feile Fundraiser.  Also to all of you who bought on the day.  Míle Buíochas

EASTER CAMP BOOKED UP

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. 

It is mandatory that all Coaches and Mentors and those interacting with U18's have Valid Garda Vetting,
Using the below form allows you to update us on any changes.
https://www.fingallians.com/pages/garda-vetting

FINS BAR & COURTYARD/ RUBY'S 
Opening Times:
Friday 2pm -12am
Saturday   4pm - 12am
Sunday 3pm - 11pm

Fingallians Ladies Football Race Night 2nd of April

YOU CAN NOW PURCHASE ON CLUBZAP

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 

NATIONAL CLUB DRAW NOW ON-LINE

Please return monies and stubs to your group lead mentor or Aiden Doherty BY THE END OF THIS WEEK

You can now buy National Draw Tickets On-Line

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

BINGO & LOTTO !!!!

 Lotto Results 22/3/2022

Next weeks Prize Money €3,687

 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

Condolences
Death of Lisa Molloy

The funeral arrangements for Lisa Molloy are as follows:
Reposing at Rock's Funeral Home, Swords on Wednesday (March 23rd) evening from 5pm to 6pm. Removal on Thursday (funeral home private on Thursday) (March 24th) to St. Cronan's Church, Brackenstown arriving for 10am.  Mass followed by funeral to Dardistown Crematorium.  We again offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to all the Molloy family

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.

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

We encourage all our younger members to take part in Holywell Junior park run. If you've a Sunday morning free from training and matches It's a great way of keeping fit and having fun

What is Holywell junior parkrun?

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds). It is held every Sunday at 9:30am.

Where is it?

The event takes place around our GAA Pitch in Holywell Park.

It costs nothing to join but please register here before you do your first park run so you get your barcode that can be scanned to get your time.

https://www.parkrun.ie/register/?eventName=holywell-juniors

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

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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