Archive for January, 2010


Dublin call up new sponsors

Dublin GAA and Vodafone Ireland have announced a six-year sponsorship deal for the county’s hurling and football teams.
New jerseys with the sponsor’s branding were unveiled at the announcement at the Morrison Hotel, at which Dublin GAA County Board Chairman, Gerry Harrington, said: “It is testament to the level of support for Dublin GAA that we have secured a leading Irish and international brand as our new sponsors. This is a major vote of confidence in Dublin GAA.”
This is the first time in 19 years that a new name has appeared on the Dublin jersey, and they will be available in time for the footballer’s next match, against Meath in Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup tie in Parnell Park.

Eoin Morgan bought up in IPL auction

Dublin cricketer Eoin Morgan was snapped up for $220,000 by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the player auction for the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket competition.

He will join up with England star Kevin Pietersen at the Bangalore club for the tournament that begins in March and runs to April 25 at venues across the sub-continent.

Morgan was a prime target for a number of sides, with Challengers securing his services for the tournament when they beat an initial offer of $200,000 from Chennai Super Kings.

England’s Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan, Rob Key, Monty Panesar, Jonathan Trott, Mark Ramprakash and Anthony McGrath went unsold, as did Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Australia’s Brad Haddin.


Esker Celtic arrange Haiti disaster fundraiser

Esker Celtic’s Under-10 team, managed by Paul Rice, will be doing a special bag packing evening this Friday, January 22, with the kind permision of Boots Liffey Valley in aid of the Haiti disaster fund, from six til nine.

If you come across the players with buckets in Boots, please feel free to donate as all the funds gathered on the night will go directly to the disaster appeal.


Westmanstown Club Notes

Westmanstown Gaels is continually seeking to attract new members whether they have previously played Gaelic Games or not. The club already has a number of new-Irish and would like to see further participation right across the community in order that its facilities can be fully utilised.
To join us, simply call up to training any Saturday morning 10:00 to 11:30, any Wednesday evening 18:30 to 19:30.

Round Towers Club Notes

Membership is now due – all players are required to be fully paid up members before training or playing – otherwise if you suffer an injury you will not be insured.
Gaelic 4 Mothers training takes place every Monday night in the Community Centre Hall from 9 to 10pm. New members welcome.
You don’t need to be mother, just a woman who wants to get fit and have fun. For more information call Marie Crotty 087 677 4556.
The annual hurling meeting for the hurling section took place on Tuesday, January 19 in the clubrooms.
There are upcoming juvenile coaching courses on in the club – Please see or call Zoe Cole on 0851557919 for more details.
Bingo continues every Tuesday at 8pm in the club.
The club is available for hire for functions – 21sts, Birthdays etc – contact Jimmy in the club for more information.
This week’s lotto numbers were 2, 4, 15 and 22. There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €7,800.
Congratulations to Peg Nolan, Mick McGreevey, J Dempsey and Sandra and Debbie, who were the five €100 winners.
Next jackpot will be €8,000.

St Pat’s Palmerstown Club Notes

The Under-21 football championship semi-final against Raheny took place this Wednesday, January 20 in Balgriffin.
The all-weather facility is now fully open and any team not using their slot should please inform the chairman.
The club shop reopens this week, and will be open from 6 to 7.15pm on Wednesdays and on Saturdays from 10 to 11.15am.
The adult presentation night takes place in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, on Friday, March 5. Further details will be available later in the week.
Annual subscriptions are now due and we would ask all members, adult and juvenile, to have your subs paid before February 28 to treasurer Fergus or any member of the executive.
Fogra: Anyone out there interested in looking after our three new juvenile hurling teams at under 9, 10 and 11 should please contact the chairman at 086 89 88 920.
We are also looking for mentors for our senior footballers, junior footballers and junior hurlers. Please help.
To visit our website simply log on to
Lotto: Numbers drawn were 4, 10, 22 and 30.   There was no winner of the €4,800 jackpot.
Match any three numbers winners were Rita McGeever and Saoirse Meagher, and each receive €100.
Next week’s jackpot is €5,000.
The draw is held each Sunday night at 10pm in the Palmerstown House.

Lucan Sarsfields Club Notes

Lucan Sarsfields are hosting the Dublin semi-final Trath na gCeist on Wednesday, January 27. All questions as Gaeilge. If interested in taking part, contact Stiofan O Conghaile on 087-6804124.
The club AGM takes place on Friday, February 5, at 9pm.  All full adult members are asked to attend.  Motions and nominations for executive positions should be submitted to the secretary two weeks beforehand.
Mentors are asked to submit their team’s report for 2009 for inclusion in the Annual Report within the next two weeks. E-mail to, or leave it in the secretary’s box in the club.
The club calendar, including an envelope for posting, will be on sale each evening this week at the all-weather pitch. Cost €10.
The club shop has new opening times: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, and Saturdays from 10.30 to 11.30am.
Lotto: Numbers drawn were 6, 8, 9 and 10. There was no winner.
Next week’s jackpot is €5,500.
Gerry McAndrew’s team will be in charge next Sunday.
Don’t forget you can always enter our Lotto online by clicking on
Thanks to Diamond and Gem Jewellers who are this week’s sponsor.
Please support our sponsors.