Fingallians GAA Club

Founded 1884

Co. Dublin

Fine Ghallain CLG Nótaí an Chlub 5 Aibreán 2022

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Cover Pic:  Our Senior Ladies receiving another years sponsorship from Sinéad Kavanagh of Swords Express.

In conjunction with the Race Night our Senior Ladies were delighted to relaunch their Sponsorship deal with Swords Express.  Sinéad Kavanagh, Managing Director of Swords Express took time out to come and chat with the girls and wished them good luck in the coming season.  Sinéad also supported the teams main fund raiser by being the Race Nights main sponsor.  We would like to sincerely thank Swords Express for continuing to support our Senior Ladies and encourage all our members to continue to support Swords Express.  

Sinéad Kavanagh presented with flowers by Ladies Captain Rachel Brogan on behalf of the Club

Fingallians Ladies Football Race Night

What a super night was had by all at last Saturdays Race Night.  The team put in a huge effort to make the night very enjoyable and also an amazing fund raiser. The Ladies Section would like to thank all those who helped out on the night. A special thanks to Derek McKittrick who did a superb job, as usual, as MC, Claire and Staff for wonderful bar service.  They would also like to extend their appreciation to those who supported them through sponsorship and or the donation of raffle prizes.

Sponsorship / Donations

Coaching and Games

Well done to all who took part in the Hurling coaching workshop on Team Tactics & Creativity delivered by Shane O'Brien, last Monday.    The Fingallians Senior Hurlers were being coached during the session.

Adult Games

A good win for our Senior footballers last week away v St Annes with our 1st Junior team also enjoying a win while our second Junior team played out an exciting draw v St Peregrines.

2nd Junior Team who drew with St Peregrines

Tomorrow night sees our Senior Ladies Footballers start their league campaign at home v Na Fianna while on Saturday evening our Senior Hurlers will be trying to continue their winning run in the league at home v Commercials at 6pm on Saturday evening on the main pitch.

Matches

Wednesday 6th April   

Senior Ladies v Na Fianna 6.45 away League
Junior 1 Ladies v Garda Main 8pm Pitch League.
Junior 2 Ladies v Clontarf  6.45 Container Pitch league .
Junior 3 Ladies v Lusk away  6.45 league

Thursday 7th April     

Adult Camogie 2 v Erins Isle Container Pitch league 6.45                                   
Saturday 9th               

Senior Hurlers v Commercials Main Pitch League 6pm.

Sunday 10th April       

Junior Hurlers v Vincents away 11am League.
U19 A Football v Plunketts Main Pitch League 11am.
U19 B Football v Na Fianna Container Pitch league 11am
U17 Football v Naomh Barróg  away League 1.30.

Rubys Sponsors of our Senior Hurlers

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

Good luck to all the Leaving Cert students doing their oral and practical exams next week. 

CAMOGIE
Adult Jerseys sponsored by Reade Pensions & Financial Services.

Congratulations to our Adult Camogie 1 who beat Na Fianna in the 3rd Round of the Adult Cup 1-14 to 0-5 this evening.  Well done girls

County U16s
Dublin beat Offaly 2-08 to 0-06 in Round 2 of the Leinster A Championship on Sunday with Eve Pennie coming off the bench to score in fine style.  Well done Eve !!

UPDATE TO NURSERY & ACADEMY TIMES

Girls & Boys born in 2018 will be starting after Easter

9.45am  Boys and Girls born in 2016 and 2017 (time change after Easter)
10.00am  Boys and Girls born in 2015

Open every Saturday

Juvenile Section 

U/8 Boys

Another bumper weekend for our U8 Boys.  Hurling took centre stage at Kettles Lane where we hosted both Na Fianna & St. Finians. 
Great to see so many playing and enjoying hurling. 

Fingallians U8 Edmund Chpak with St. Finians Viktor, school friends meeting for more fun on the pitch 📷📷

U/15 Girls

Great performance and win against O'Dwyers team in Bremore Park on Tuesday evening.  After a very tight first half the Fins girls pulled away with some excellently worked scores.  Final Score: O'Dwyers 2-03 Fingallians 8-16.  Well done all involved.

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

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

Monies raised from the GAA Draw will help fund the development of additional All Weather training facility alongside the main pitch.

You can now buy National Draw Tickets On-Line

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

BINGO & LOTTO !!!!

 Lotto Results 5/4/2022

Next weeks Prize Money €2,008

 To play online at:                        LOTTO !!

BINGO NOW STARTS @ 8PM

To play bingo at the Drive-in at Fingallian's 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

Dublin Schools U16 Final

Congratulations to the Fingallians boys who played in the Dublin Schools U16 Final which saw Gaelcholaiste Reachrann come out winners 4-15 to 4-08 against Blackrock College.  In the photo are Conor Reilly (U15) Mark Woods (U16/Minor) Hughie O’Connor, Daniel King and Stephen Hickey (Minor) Gavin Hickey (U15) Cameron Clarke (U16/ Minor) and Andrew Clarke (U15).  Well done lads !!

Shane Nolan 

Better late than never Shane was presented over the weekend with his well earned Junior A 2019 Hurling Winners medal to add to his 2021 Intermediate Winners Medal and of course his Tipperary Senior Hurling championship medal won with his native Loughmore Castleiney in 2013. Over the last number of years Shane has made a huge contribution to hurling across the club having originally coached the adult team before joining as a player and also helping with coaching of many of our juvenile teams. Well done Shane & hopefully more medals to follow!

Shane finally receiving hios 2019 Championship medal from U/15 Sean Williams

Cultúr Club
Our Cultúr Club will visit the Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham on Saturday 9th April. Meeting at the Museum front door at 4pm, there will be a free-of-charge bilingual tour that will be followed by tea/coffee in the café. If anyone requires a lift or further info contact Liam at 086 3814422.

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.

Golf Society

Last Friday the 1st April saw the return of Fingallians Golf Society for another year. This year we kicked off the campaign on the links course on the Donabate coastline, Corballis Golf Club. For the first outing we saw a great turnout of 36 members. The winners were as follows:

1st Place - Charlie Rogan with 39 points (15)
2nd Place - Eoin O'Shaughnessy with 37 points (20)
3rd Place - Paul Tyrell with 37 points (9)

This outing also brought with it the golf society's new tops which were sponsored very kindly by Halpenny Golf and MD Sports. Everyone in the golf society is very thankful for their generosity and the marvellous gear they provided. 

The next outing will take place on Good Friday the 15th April in Deer Park. For further information on the following outings and to join the golf society please contact Barry Rodgers @0868540223

Volunteers Required - Energy Efficiency Program
Volunteers required to lead the Clubs energy efficiency program to implement strategies that will reduce annual utility costs and reduce the clubs carbon footprint. Previous experience and knowledge in this area an advantage. If you are interested please send an e-mail to chairperson.Fingallians.dublin@gaa.ie

Louth Footballers Visit the Club

Congratulation to Louth Footballers last Saturday on becoming the National Football League Div 3 Champions.  We were delighted to welcome them to the club for light refreshments before the game.  

Louth Football Manager, Mickey Harte visits the club with his team

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

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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