Cover Pic: Summer Leagues in full swing.
The month of June kicked off with the long-awaited re-introduction of the Fingallians Summer Festival after an absence of three years. The Summer Festival is a celebration of Football and Camogie/Hurling in the CCC1 juvenile section of our club. What better way to celebrate our sports than a month of mini leagues?
First up were the girls who had three evenings of camogie in the first week of June followed by three evenings of football in the second week. The girls did not disappoint, turning up in their hundreds each night. The Container Pitch in Balheary was a sea of colour for the two weeks as our young players (aged U7 to U12) togged out in their County Colours each night to compete in our Round Robin Games. The atmosphere was electric with all players leaving their hearts on the pitch each night. There were tears, and tumbles, cartwheels, and handstands and the very best of football and camogie on show.
At the end of a tremendous fortnight all our players were rewarded for their efforts with a Fingallians Mini League T-Shirt, a Medal and a packet of our clubs favourite TAYTO crisps.
To all the players, mentors and parents thank you all so much for supporting this important event for our players. Thanks also to Naoise our GPO and Anne O'Loughlin his very capable assistant, who both gave us all endless support every night in preparing and running our mini leagues. Well done everyone!
This week the boys are out, starting with football followed by hurling next week. We wish them all a great fortnight and know that they will have the very best of GAA fun.
Who knows, we might just have a Halloween Mini League in 2022….
A Fond Farewell - Go maire sibh bhur saol nua
All in Fingallians would like to take this opportunity to wish Séamus Seaghach all the very best in his retirement as Principal of Gaelscoil Bhrian Bóroimhe. Under his capable leadership and guidance the school has grown from its humble beginnings, including a time using temporary accommodation in Fingallians Car Park, to the large modern school that now flourishes in Applewood today. Over all the years Séamus has been a fantastic advocate for our Gaelic games and we in Fingallians have also reaped the benefits of this when you see the large numbers of GSBB children playing with the club.
We were delighted to get the opportunity last Friday night at his retirement party to present him with a small token to show him our appreciation.
Ádh mór ar Shéamus agus é ag dul ar scor ó GSBB. Bhí ról lárnach ag Séamus ag cur chun cinn ár gcluichí náisiúnta sa cheantar seo. Beir bua, a chara!
A busy week for our footballers which was a draw last Wednesday night v Scoil Ui Chonaill followed by a loss against a strong Whitehall team on Saturday.
The Cock Tavern : SPONSORS OUR SENIOR FOOTBALLERS
This week sees our Senior Ladies Footballers at home in the Cup on Wednesday evening v Clontarf, while our Hurlers will be at home in the league v Round Towers on Sunday morning. Best of luck to all.
Games This Week
Swords Express : Sponsors of the Senior Ladies
Senior Ladies v Clontarf 7.30pm Main pitch - Cup.
Junior Ladies 1 v N. Mearnóg 7.30pm Kettles - Champ.
Junior Ladies 2 v RTC 7.30pm Bridge Pitch - Champ.
Junior Ladies 3 v Lucan 7.30pm away - Champ.
U19 Hurling v N. Barróg 7.30 league off.
Rubys: Sponsors of our Senior Hurlers
Senior Hurlers v Round Towers Clondalkin 10.30 Main Pitch - League.
U19A Football v Sylvesters 11am Bridge Pitch - League.
U19 B Football v Parnells 11am Container Pitch - League
U17 Football v Fingal Ravens 1.30pm away - League.
Best of luck to all our teams and please go out and support
Well done to Faye Hardy who lined out for Dublin at the U/14 Blitz in Portlaoise last weekend. Also well done to all our U/14 players who have been participating in the North Dublin Development Hub during the year:
Adult Camogie Team
Best of luck to our Adult Team who have been invited to play in the Molly Adrien Memorial Cup on Saturday evening at 6:30pm in Oldtown as part of the Oldtown Festival.
Supporters welcome for the big game.
St Pauls GAC Belfast will be visiting Fingallians this weekend. The U/17 Football Team and Mentors will travel to Fins as part of an initiative to re-engage young people in Sport and also educate players and mentors on the positive mental health benefits of Sport.
The trip will take in a game, a trip to Croke Park, overnight in Fins and Workshop on Sunday morning.
TAMHI (Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues) is a NI based mental health charity that works with sports groups. They will run a 1.5 hour session on the 'Positive Mental Health through Sport' in Fins on Sunday Morning. This session is part funded by Sport NI and sponsorship and is open to all. Please see Social Media for further information.
TAMHI – Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues
Senior Football Fund Raiser
Time Sheet for Golf Classic
Best of luck to all the teams taking part in our Golf Classic at Swords Open Golf Course this Friday.
Contact Paul Flynn 0872102088 / Paul Tyrell 0863186128.
FINS BAR & COURTYARD/ RUBY'S
Friday 5pm - 12am
Saturday 4pm - 12am
Sunday 3pm - 11pm
Best Dressed at Saturdays 60's Night.
Paul & Rita Tyrell - Well done Folks!!
Summer Camps 2022
1. Football sold out
2. 11th to 15th of July hurling/camogie 9am to 1pm €45
4 to 12 years
You can purchase by following the link
3. 8th to 12th of August - Campa Samhraidh
4 to 12 years
9am to 1pm €45
You can purchase by following the link
Campa Samhraidh is peil agus iománaíocht/camógaíocht and will be conducted entirely through the medium of the Irish language.
4. 25th July to 29th for ages 13 -16:
Advanced Football / Hurling/ Camogie
Starting the week of the 25th of July, Fingallians are running an Advanced Camp for teenage boys and girls between the ages of under 13 to under 16. It will be 2 days of Hurling/Camogie coaching, 1 day of Overall Improvement coaching (which will include nutritional advice, injury prevention and goal setting) and 2 days of Football Coaching. We will have Top Class Coaches and Special Guest Intercounty players from all codes at the Camp, so it is sure to be a great week down at the club. Any questions, contact the club GPO, Naoise Waldron.
Camp Times: 9am to 1pm
€60 for full week
€40 for 3 days
To Register for Our Advanced camp click one of the options below:
Combined Hurling / Camogie / Football Camp - 5 days Monday 25th to Friday 29th
Advanced Football Camp - 3 days Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th
Advanced Hurling / Camogie Camp - 3 days Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th
NURSERY & ACADEMY
Our Nursery/Academy will be finishing for the Summer on 2nd July and recommencing on 27th August.
Children Born in 2018 & 2017 9.45am - 10.30pm
Children Born in 2016 11.00 - 12pm
Noreens Opens every Saturday
Peter McKittrick handing over Noreen's Mayo flag to proud Mayo man Pádraig Murphy. Noreen hung the flag outside her house for over 30 years whenever Mayo played. Peter couldn't guarantee that it would bring luck to the Mayo side!!
It's with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Tony Gallagher. Our deep and sincere sympathies to Mary, Bernard, Wendy and all the Gallagher family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Funeral arrangements to follow.
Sincere sympathy also to Peter and the Warren family on the recent passing of Peters grandfather John. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Eoghan Moloney, Donabate
All in Fingallians send our deepest Sympathies to the Moloney Family, all of Eoghan's friends and clubmates at St Pats Donabate at this very sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
BINGO & LOTTO !!!!
Lotto Results 21/6/2022
Next weeks Prize Money €2,304
To play online at: LOTTO !!
BINGO 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
Beidh ár nGrúpa Comhrá ar sos samhraidh ó deireadh na míosa. Beidh an seisiún deireanach ar an gCéadaoin 29ú Meitheamh. Gach eolas ó Liam-086 3814422
Our Grúpa Comhrá will be on summer break from the end of the month. The last session will be on Wednesday 29th June. Info from Liam-086 3814422
Open from 7pm - 8.30 on Thursday evening and Saturday morning from 10am - 12.30.
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