Archive for February, 2010


St Oliver Plunkett’s Club Notes

The club would like to offer its deepest sympathies to the Quinn family on their recent bereavement.

There will be a special screening of The Jig Factor DVD on Friday, March 5 in the clubhouse which will be open to all members.

There will be a fundraising family night of international wrestling entertainment in the Clubhouse on Saturday, March 6 at 7pm.

Contact Liam Ecock or visit for further details.

In aid of the club’s golden jubilee celebrations later this year we are looking to collect any old jerseys, medals or cups to put on display in the clubhouse museum.

Please contact Denis Carr at 086-8709414, Derek Cullen at 087-2372478 or Pete Doyle for further details.

If you are a Vodafone customer, help support our GAA club by logging on to, registering and Vodafone will donate 5% of your bill to the club.

All memberships for 2010 became due on January 1.

Contact club registrar Aideen Bugler or visit for further details.

All player injuries to be notified to within seven days.

Live music this Saturday, February 27 at 9.30pm.

Traditional Irish music every Wednesday night from 9.30pm. Visitors welcome.


Junior B footballers drew with Bank Of Ireland in Stacy Cup.

Senior hurlers Corn Uí Laochra match against Clanna Gael Fontenoy was postponed.

Junior hurlers Corn Fag A Bealach match against St. Sylvesters was postponed.

Junior A footballers Joy Cup match against Wanderers was postponed.

Junior C footballers Ó’Broin Cup match against Geraldine Morans was postponed.

Minor footballers MFL 4 match against Whitehall Colmcille was postponed.


Senior footballers have AFL 1 against St. Marys (S) in Martin Savage Park on Sunday, February 28 at 11.00am.

Junior A footballers have AFL 5 against Fingal Ravens in Martin Savage Park on Sunday, February 28 at 11.00am.

Junior B footballers have AFL 8 against Portobello in Martin Savage Park on Sunday, February 28 at 11.00am.

Junior C footballers have AFL 10S against Castleknock in Martin Savage Park on Sunday, February 28 at 2.45pm.

Minor hurlers have MHL3 match against St. Peregrine’s in Blakestown on Sunday 28 at 11.00am.

All support greatly appreciated.

Lotto numbers: 2, 15, 18 and 28. There was no winner. €300 winner: John McKenna. Next week’s jackpot is €6,900.


Irish Women reach 100 matches in international rugby

With this weekend’s game against England, Irish women’s rugby celebrates its momentous one hundredth competitive game.

Head coach Kevin West named his team for the centenary match in the past week, making several changes to the team that lost 19-9 against France.

Among those named in the staring line-up were local players Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere), Shannon Houston, Amy Davis, Tania Rosser and Orla Brennan (all Blackrock) in the starting 15, with Emer McManamly and Grace Davitt (also Blackrock) taking their place on the bench.

Head Coach West was hoping the team could live up to this momentous occasion. He said the team is “aware of the significance of the 100th Irish women’s game and the entire team and management team are immensely proud to be involved in such a momentous occasion”.

However, Ireland face an uphill battle as England haven’t conceded a single score so far in the entire tournament.

The teams face each other this Sunday, February 28 at Esher RFC in Surrey.


Magee to address sports service on March 21

The Association of Schools’ Unions are holding the 61st annual sports service at Christchurch Cathederal on March 21 at 7pm.

The collection at the service will be donated to the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, nominated by the speaker at the service, RTE commentator, Jimmy Magee.


BHAA and Garda host annual cross country run in Phoenix Park

Business House Athletic Association (BHAA) and the Garda will host their annual two-mile cross-country and four mile cross-country this Saturday, February 27 in the Phoenix Park.

Everyone is welcome to compete regardless of ability, from the seasoned runner to the seldom jogger.

There will be eighty prizes on offer, with prizes for the first three ladies and first three men as well as prizes for age category.

After the race there will drinks and showers at the Garda boathouse on Islandbridge.

For more information, see


Abbie Byrne Memorial Cup to be played this weekend

On Saturday, February 27, the inaugural Abbie Byrne Memorial Cup match will take place at the Corduff Sports Centre with the Sporting Fingal powerchair football team playing a side from St Joseph’s in Sallynoggin.

The cup is played in memory of Abbie Byrne, one of the founding members of Sporting Fingal’s powerchair football team. Abbie passed away in October 2009 but left behind her a great legacy. As well as being one of the founding members of the powerchair football team at Sporting Fingal she was the first and only girl on the team and is fondly remembered by everyone involved in powerchair football in Ireland.

Her former team manager, Paul Murphy said of Abbie: “Although she was the only girl on the team, she was well able to mix it up with the lads. She made a great impression on all of us, and we’re delighted to play this game in her memory.”

The game will run from 11.30am to 1.30pm on Saturday, February 27 and Abbie’s mother and sister, Niamh and Shannon, will be presenting the medals and trophy after the game.

For further information on Sporting Fingal Powerchair Football, please contact Stephen McGinn at 087 986 4611, or e-mail


Balinteer St John’s Club Notes

Lotto results for Thursday, February 18: numbers drawn were 3, 9, 12 and 20. No Winner. Prize for 3 numbers won by Derek Webster. Next week jackpot €2,200.

Dermot Desmond is having a quiz night on Thursday, March 11 for the junior C football team trip to Den Haag. €40 entry per team of four.

Congratulations to project manager Michael Hand and the development team on the completion and official opening of the all-weather pitch. It was fitting that club Chairman Kieran Duffy made a presentation to Michael and his wife Mary at the function on Saturday to mark the occasion.

Well done to clubman David Gillick on winning the Aviva 400 metres Grand Prix. Comhghairdeachas a Dáithí.

Club golf society membership fee of €50 now due. First outing Castleknock on Saturday, March 6. Further info from Phil Kenny, Fiachra O Connor, Dermot Quinn or Dermot at the bar.

Sympathy to Peter Byrne and family Woodpark on the death of his brother, Eddie.

Full round of adult fixtures next weekend.


Dublin Camogie Board Notes

Congratulations to Dublin Institute of Technology on a magnificent win in the Purcell Cup final – well done to Dublin players Joelenne Hoary, who captained the team, Sarah Ryan, Grainne Quinn and manager Stephen Hoary of Good Counsel. Hard luck to UCD, NUIM, TCD and DCU.

Congratulations to Alison Maguire who was named an Ashbourne Cup All-Star and Sarah Ryan and Rachel Ruddy who won Purcell Cup All-Star awards.

Appreciation to Lucan Sarsfields and Parnells for training support.

Table Quiz in aid of senior and junior Dublin teams on Monday, March 15 in Na Fianna. Tables of 4 are €40. Book by emailing All clubs urged to support.

Dublin play Wexford on Sunday, February 28 in the National League Round 1 in Buffers Alley at 2.00 pm while the Junior team is away to Armagh also on Sunday, February 28 in Cullyhanna at 1.30pm. Best of luck to both teams.

Speedy get well to St Finian’s mentor Liam Curran.

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Many thanks to Offaly and Tipperary for challenge games at the weekend.

Next county board meeting is on Monday, March 8 2010.

An exciting new league and championship structure has been approved by the County Board. Many thanks to development officer Denis Murphy for his preparatory work.