Archive for September, 2009


This Week In Gazette Sport

canoe_picThis week’s top stories in Gazette Sport:

  • We salute the Dublin ladies footballers from each of our areas as they push Cork close in the All Ireland final
  • Lucan Sarsfields ponder their SHC senior quarter final against Kilmacud Crokes
  • Live at ringside at the O2, we see Bernard Dunne sadly relinquish his WBA super-bantamweight title
  • Blackrock College RFC rebooted for 2009/10 – we talk to coach, Emmet Farrell
  • FAI Junior Cup ties see our local sides in action
  • We announce our winners of September’s Dublin Sports Awards
  • Local canoeist, Jenny Egan, claims sixth place in the world at championships in Portugal
  • And, as ever, the best Dublin GAA coverage…

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


Naomh Olaf Club Notes

Our senior footballers face Templeogue Synge Street in the championship relegation play-off on Wednesday at 8pm at the Iveagh Grounds Crumlin.This is a huge match for the panel and the club and we urge as many members as possible to come out and support the team and its mentors.

Commiserations to our U-15 hurlers who were defeated by Erin’s Isle in the championship final on Sunday morning. This is a super panel and no doubt they will be competing for silverware very soon again.

Commiserations also to club members Deirdre Kelleher, Tommy Brown, Camillus Kilpatrick and indeed all the Dublin Ladies footballers who came so close to winning the All Ireland final in Croke Park on Sunday.The club took 70 girls and parents to the match and a great day was had by all.

Our senior hurlers had two challenge matches in the last week defeating St Vincent’s in one and going down to Gleneely of Wicklow in the other.

On Saturday last, our U-8 footballers had a home fixture against Lucan Sarsfields with 28 Olafs playing in two cracking matches.

The lotto jackpot was not won: Numbers drawn were 11, 19 and 28. The jackpot is now €1,500.

Please complete our online survey at if you can.

Finally, a reminder: a strategic development plan workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 7 in the club to which all members and players are invited to attend


Ballyboden Wanderers Club Notes

Under-21s training continues each Monday in Frank Kelly Park, Contact Damian for details on 086 863 2565. 7pm sharp start. Junior A and B footballers will train on Thursday night only this week. Set Dancing continues this Wednesday at 8.30pm in the clubhouse. Contact Terry for details on 4931399.

Juvenile training continues on Wednesdays at 6.30 to 7.30pm, and Saturday from 11am to 12 noon at Frank Kelly Park. For more details contact Niall on 0868857303.

Any member who would like a topic covered in the club’s article for this year’s Dublin GAA yearbook, please contact Stephen at or 0879789843 no later than Friday, October 9.

There was no winner of this weeks lotto: Numbers drawn were 1, 17 and 20. €25 goes to Brian Gallagher, Tom Bonney, Donal Cawley, Darren and Winnie. Next week’s jackpot is €5,000. Tickets are available at the club or from any member.

New players always welcome from Juvenile to Adult Ladies and Mens teams. For further information, please contact

Membership now over due, please contact Damian on 0868632565.

Commiserations to the Dublin senior ladies team on their narrow defeat to Cork on Sunday.


Foxrock Cabinteely Club Notes

Hard luck to the Dublin girls on their one-point defeat to Cork in Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Thanks to the many supporters who travelled from Foxrock-Cabinteely club to support the girls. It certainly was a very entertaining match.

Congratulations to Aoife O’Grady, who was selected to play with a Dublin U-13 selection at half time.

The annual pub quiz takes place this Thursday night at the Grange Pub, Deansgrange, at 8.30pm. Teams can be made up of four to six players, €10 per player. For further info, contact Imelda on 087 2050612.

Well done to our six feeder national schools who all came away with the points at last week’s second round of the Cumann Na mBunscol competitions.


Ballyboden St Enda’s Club Notes

Congratualtions to Stephen Hiney on his All-Star nomination, and a speedy get well.

The senior footballers take on Kilmacud Crokes on Thursday night: Please support.

Well done to U-16 hurling team (Niall Desmond, Paudí Ó’Neill, Paddy Corrigan) on reaching their championship final.

Top marks to the U-14 girls’ team (Fearghal Brennan) on winning the All-Ireland 7s, and the senior A ladies team which won the All-Ireland 7s plate at Naomh Mearnóg.

Well done to the senior hurling team on their 100% championship record to date.

Hard luck to Noelle Comyn and Jim Kilty on Dublin ladies’ narrow loss, and to the U-15 hurling team on their championship final defeat.

EGM on 15 October to approve certain proposals arising from Strategy Review.

Cabaret with Diarmuid O’Leary and the Bards on Friday next in aid of Senior Citizens Party.

Lotto Week 25: Numbers drawn were 12, 3, 14 and 16. The jackpot of €4,000 was not won. Six match first three winners.


Round Towers Club Notes

Commiserations to Maria Kavanagh and the Dublin ladies footballers, who narrowly lost out to Cork in the All-Ireland final yesterday.

The junior hurlers were beaten by St Monica’s in the league. The minor footballers beat Naomh Olaf in the championship.

The Under-16 hurlers are through to the championship final after beating Raheny.

The Club’s annual dinner-dance takes places on Friday, November 6 in the Louis Fitzgerald hotel. There is a four course meal, a special GAA 125 momento and music and late bar on the night. Tickets cost €50 and can be purchased from any member of the social committee: Amanda Murray – 0879510933 Sharon Jordan – 0877678687 Mary Dardis – 0876200373 Sally Gilligan – 0860535178

Bingo continues this Tuesday evening in the club at 8pm.

Lotto: Numbers drawn were 3, 8, 23 and 24. There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €5,000. Congratulations to Ann Sherwin, John Whelan, C Flood, Sean and Connie and Alan MacMaoldin who were the five €100 winners. Next jackpot is €5,200.


St Pat’s Palmerstown Club Notes

The senior hurlers have now qualified for the championship quarter-final when they pipped Na Fianna on score difference for second place, despite losing to Ballyboden St Enda’s.
The minor footballers had a disapointing away championship loss to Na Fianna.
Juvenile football’s U-8s and 9s both lost to St Mary’s, while the 10s, 11s and 12s all had wins over St Jude’s, Good Council and Ballyboden St Enda’s.
The senior footballers play St Brigid’s this Saturday at 3.30pm in Parnell Park in the intermediate championship semi-final. Your support would be most welcome.
Any mentor who has received their vetting form back from Croke Park, but has not returned it to club’s PRO, please do so at once.
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Lotto: Numbers drawn were 1, 16, 27 and 29. There was no winner of the €9,800 jackpot. Match any three numbers winners were Joe Buchanan, Joe Kirwan, K Sullivan and Alex Leechand each receive €50. Next week’s jackpot is €10,000. Draw takes place each Sunday night at 10pm in the Palmerstown House.