Archive for July, 2009

17
Jul
09

Lucan United’s quiz night and player search

Lucan United will host a pub quiz in Kenny’s on Friday, July 24 with a glittering array of prizes on offer.

Tickets cost €15 per head to enter. Contact Ann Byrne on 016241555 for more details.

Meanwhile, the club’s LSL Intermediate 1B Sunday and Major 1D side are welcoming new players ahead of the new season.

For more information, contact John on 0879088085. Preseason training has recently restarted at Airlie Heights for the upcoming season.

17
Jul
09

This week in Gazette Sport

footballjulyThis week’s top stories in Gazette Sport:

  • Paul Griffin and Paul Flynn on Dublin’s Leinster victory
  • Paralympic hero David Malone appointed head of Paralympic swimming programme
  • Esker Celtic celebrate their FAI award
  • Castleknock Celtic close in on completion of their clubhouse
  • Tony Delaney on Round Towers’ current success in football
  • Six national records for Malahide swimmer, Karl Burdis
  • 500 boats afloat at the Dun Laoghaire regatta
  • Local successes at the National Juvenile Athletics Championships in Tullamore
  • Dublin’s Minors assisted by local talent to take Leinster final to a replay
  • And, as ever, the best Dublin GAA coverage…

All this and much more in this week’s Gazette newspapers.

13
Jul
09

Places still open on Lucan Sarsfields’ Golf Classic

Lucan Sarsfields’ annual golf classic takes place this Friday, July 17, with a couple of spaces still left for teams of three.

The price is €250 for those wishing to head out before 1pm while thereafter the fee is €300. Tee sponsorship is available for €150.

For more information, contact Michael Roche on 087 242 8419 or Dave Whittle on 087 252 2656, especially if you can help out with additional sponsorship or prizes.

13
Jul
09

Is yours the best club under the sun?

Etihad Airways, sponsor of the All Ireland hurling senior championship, are once again looking to find Ireland’s Best Club Under The Sun.

Their search is based around what local GAA clubs give to their back to their community, and Etihad want to reward these clubs and the people that make up that community by providing the training camp of a lifetime as the prize for the winning club: Last year’s winners, Portumna, spent four days in April at a special training camp in Abu Dhabi.

More information about the competition, together with nomination forms, can be found at www.etihadgaa.ie.

10
Jul
09

This Week in Gazette Sport

gillickThis week’s top stories in Gazette Sport:

  • We talk exclusively to David Gillick after his fantastic run in Madrid
  • Oisin Gough and Johnny McCaffrey on giving the Cats a run for their money in the Leinster hurling final
  • Round Towers challenge for a league double in hurling and football
  • Fingal Ravens and Fingallians will meet to decide championship survival
  • St Brigid’s minors involved in Dublin action against Kildare
  • Swords triathlete gets set for the European Championships
  • Dublin American footballers, the Rebels, show their (grid) iron resolve in Belgium
  • The July 4 theme continues with a report on the annual baseball event in Phoenix Park
  • Portmarnock Judo School host their end-of-season tournament
  • And, as ever, the best Dublin GAA coverage…

All this and much more in this week’s Gazette newspapers.

09
Jul
09

3,000 to race in Phoenix Park next weekend

Marathon043,000 runners, joggers and walkers are to take part in the Lifestyle Sports / adidas Irish Runner five-mile race in the Phoenix Park on July 18.

The race has grown from 200 entries back in 2001 to a peak of 3,600 last year, which Race Director Jim Aughney expects will be broken this year.

“People are back running, it’s as simple as that” he said “We have never seen such high early entries for the Lifestyle Sports adidas Race Series, there is already over 2,000 entries in for the 10 mile and half marathon, and they don’t take place till August and September”

Entries are closed for the five mile race, but for more details on the remainder of the race series, entry and further details at www.dublinmarathon.ie.

09
Jul
09

Castleknock GAA launch photography contest

Castleknock GAA club have announced a summer holiday photo competition, organised in conjunction with local photographer, Ronan O Sullivan.

To enter, just take some photos, at home or abroad, of weird, unusual, funny, beautiful, famous people, places or activities. The only catch is there must be a Castleknock GAA crest somewhere in the picture. Entries must be sent to  info@castleknock.net.

The winner, who will be picked in September, will receive a set of professionally taken family photos taken by Ronan.

In the meantime, the dates, times and prices and all other relevant information for the Castleknock GAA summer camps are now available on the website www.castleknock.net.