Fingallians GAA Club

Founded 1884

Co. Dublin

Fine Ghallain CLG Nótaí an Chlub 26 Aibreán 2022

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Cover Pic:  Congratulations to our Div 3 Féile Champions

Probably the main event on the Juvenile Calendar, Féile it never fails to thrill both players and supporters.  The highs, the lows and everything in between and last weekend was no different.  Fortunately, this year the girls got to return to the old format of games being played over the weekend.  The boys however, were still in the round robin system but nonetheless a great day was had by all.

First up was our Fingallians White Féile Squad who had a great start against their hosts, Ballinteer St. John's but they were unable to overcome St. Judes & St. Olafs despite their excellent play.  Ballinteer went on to win the group. A huge thanks to Darren and all the crew in Ballinteer St. John's GAA that made it such a wonderful day for our girls.

Meanwhile out in Balbriggan our Fingallians Red Team in Div3 had 3 great wins against O'Dwyer’s, Skerries and Erin go Bragh.  This set them up for the final v St Maurs the following day in Bremore Pk. Balbriggan.  It was a glorious day for a final and the girls did us proud with a super win 4-7 to 2-1.  Congratulations girls and congrats and thanks to all mentors, coaches and all involved. Thanks to all in O'Dwyers for a well run weekend.

Presentation to the Div. 3 Féile Champions

The boys U/15s have been playing in their Féile round robin groups over the past 2 months.  Both teams having played 5 games ended up in their respective Shield Finals.  The second team had their final in Skerries and worked very hard from the get go against a strong wind.  Ahead at the half time whistle they drove on to win comprehensively with the wind.  Congratulations boys and congratulations to mentors, coaches and all involved.

Captain Rían Lynch with mentor Brian Lynch

Another great win for our first team in Whitehall. Down by 7 points at half time they came back to win by 6.  Super stuff lads.  Great celebrations after the game with the Captain Andrew O Chleirigh giving a great speech after thanking everyone.  

Coaching and Games

We are delighted to welcome Anne O'Loughlin in her new role at the club supporting the club across all our local schools in conjunction with our GPO, Naoise. Best of luck in your new role Anne!  

Adult Games

A good league win last Sunday for our Senior Mens footballers at home v Naomh Barróg. Well done lads.

Tomorrow night sees all the ladies football teams in action with the seniors at home v Cuala in the league. Best of luck ladies.

Swords Express sponsors of our Senior Ladies

Weds 27th 

Senior Ladies v Cuala 7.30 Main pitch  League
Senior Hurlers v Olafs away 7.15pm League 
Junior Ladies 1 v St. Brendans  Bridge Pitch 7.30 League
Junior Ladies 2 v RTC away 7.30 league.
Junior Ladies 3 v  James Gaels away 7.30 League.

Well done to the Junior Hurlers tonight in the league with a good win over Ballinteer, while tomorrow night sees the seniors travelling to Olafs for an important league tie. Best of luck lads.

Rubys Sponsors of our Senior Hurlers

Saturday 30th   

U10 Tournament all day

Sunday 31st 

U19A Football v Lusk  League 11am Main Pitch League.
U19 B Football v Beann Eadir  11am away League 
U17 A Football v Ballinteer 1.30 Main Pitch League

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

CAMOGIE
Adult Jerseys sponsored by Reade Pensions & Financial Services.

Our Adult Camogie 1 played a cracker of a game in the Junior 2 Cup last week coming from 2 points down at the break to beat Naomh Bríd 3-10 to 1-1.  Well done girls.

Dublin Minors battled through a tough game v Wexford on Easter Saturday to meet Kilkenny in  the Leinster A final last Sunday. Unfortunately the result didn't go Dublin's way.
Well done to Aoife Kenny from our 1st Adult Team.

UPDATE TO NURSERY & ACADEMY TIMES

NO NURSERY THIS WEEK - DUE TO U/10 BLITZ

BACK ON SATURDAY 7TH MAY 

Girls & Boys born in 2018 can now enrol

NOREEN'S REMEMBERED 

Earlier in the month the McKittrick Clan came together to remember Peter's mother Noreen McKittrick.  As most of you will know, our Cafe is called after Noreen because of all the great work she did around the club and for being so fondly remembered by all. 

Noreens Opens every Saturday

Juvenile Section 

Fingallians GAA club are delighted to welcome Players, Mentors and Supporters to our annual Under 10 Festival of Football this Saturday.

There will be 24 teams from 12 counties (Donegal, Roscommon, Tyrone, Westmeath, Kildare, Louth, Dublin, Wicklow, Antrim, Monaghan and Meath) coming to share in this Festival of Football.

We would like to thank our U/10 Mentors, coaches, parents and all those who have helped to prepare for one of the highlights in the Fingallians Juvenile Calendar.  We also want to thank all those who have helped us out with sponsorship, it's greatly appreciated.

Best of luck to our U/10's taking part.  

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. 

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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 This Bank Holiday We:
Friday 5pm - 12am
Saturday   4pm - 12am
Sunday 3pm - 11pm
Monday 4pm - 12am

Hurlers Quiz Night

Get your teams together & put Friday May 6th in your Diary for our Hurlers Annual Quiz Night.   A great night guaranteed !!!

Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal - Lions Club

Thanks to our Junior Ladies, Adult Hurlers and others who helped out in the bucket collection in aid of the Lions Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal.  We were delighted to receive a visit from Alex and Danilo who are currently staying in Swords having had to flee the Ukraine.  They showed pictures of their town, homes and schools now all demolished by the war.  We wish them well in their stay in Ireland and hopefully they will get back home soon.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT

Registration will take place Wednesday April 27th and Wednesday 4th May 7-8pm in the club.  Your support would be greatly appreciated for this worthy cause.

NATIONAL CLUB DRAW NOW ON-LINE

Please return monies and stubs to your group lead mentor or Aiden Doherty 

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 26/4/2022

Next weeks Prize Money €2,050

 To play online at:                        LOTTO !!

BINGO NOW STARTS @ 8PM

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.

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

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