Archive for August, 2010


Fitzwilliam to host Irish Squash Open

The Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Ranelagh is hosting the 2010 Cannon Kirk Irish Squash Open this year from August 30.

The event has attracted a world-class field in the women’s and men’s draws.  Organisers are thrilled that the event, which had to be cancelled in April due to the volcanic ash cloud, has attracted a stronger entry than ever before.

A particularly strong women’s draw is headed by Irish number 1 Madeline Perry, who has  just won the Australian Open, and will undoubtedly be ranked in the world top 5 in the next ranking in September. Madeline already has a win over world number 1, Nicol David, (Malaysia) and world number 2, Jenny Duncalf (England). Natalie Grainger of the USA is seeded at 2 in the draw.

The Men’s event sees the return of Mohd Azlan Iskandar who is currently ranked fourteen in the World.  Top seed Iskandar, a finalist in 2008, will hope to go one step further this year.  Hot on his heels is second seed, Australian Stewart Boswell, who is currently ranked eighteen in the World.  With the return from injury of former Irish Open champion, Spain’s Borja Golan, the top seeds are guaranteed a tough passage if they are to reach the final.

Entry to all rounds is free.


Sporting continue defence of FAI Ford Cup

Sporting Fingal continue the defence of their FAI Ford Cup by hosting the in-form Limerick on Friday night at Morton Stadium (7.45pm).

Liam Buckley’s sole injury concern is Colin Hawkins, who will undergo a pre-match fitness test to determine if he’s fit to start after six weeks out with broken ribs.

After Monday’s night’s last-gasp defeat to St. Patrick’s Athletic which brought their four match winning streak to an end, Buckley is expecting another difficult challenge for his charges from the First Division side.

“We were in the same position as Limerick last season insofar as they’ll want to belie their tag of underdogs against a top-flight side,” he said.

“From our perspective, the memories our last season’s triumph remain with the players who enjoyed that occasion and I’m certain that they, along with our pre-season recruits, will want to repeat last year’s heroics by marching on towards the final which has the extra caret of being played in the Aviva Stadium.

“Those ambitions can only be maintained with a strong display tonight against a Limerick side very much in the ascendancy.”


Tyrrelstown GAA announce Golf Classic

Tyrrelstown GAA would like to announce that they will be holding a golf classic in Hollystown golf course on Friday 15th October.
The price is €150 for a four ball and will include lunch, dinner and entertainment afterwards.
This Golf Classic is sure to be a very enjoyable event, professionally run, and is guaranteed to project a positive image of both Tyrrelstown GAA and the area in general.
Companies may prefer to sponsor a green for a small fee. For this, companies will be acknowledged on the actual green being sponsored, or you may wish to donate a prize.
This event will hopefully generate much needed funds for the general running of the club and its success depends largely on the friends of Tyrrelstown GAA club and its locality. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Tyrrelstown GAA club.
For any more information regarding this event, call Charlie 083 408 8152, Gary 083 408 6173 or Ger 085 779 0907

Details of 2010 Adamstown 10k road race announced

The 2010 Adamstown 10k race takes place this year on Saturday, September 11. Organised by Adamstown Community Partnership and Celtic DCH and Lucan Harriers, the race is limited to 2,500 runners.

Pictured are supporters of the Adamstown Road Race, Senator David Norris, Linda Byrne (Winner of Flora Women’s Mini Marathon 2010) and Seán Gallagher (Dragons’ Den).

This year, the charities benefitting from the race are Pieta House and NCBI, as well as local primary schools.

A host of family entertainment is planned, and entrants are encouraged to register now.

See the roadrace link on the Adamstown website for details:


Kilmacud Crokes announce 2010 All-Ireland Hurling Sevens

Details have been announced for 2010 Meteor Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland Hurling Sevens, which takes place on Saturday, September 4 at Kilmacud Crokes home pitch of Glenalbyn, Stillorgan, and surrounding pitches in the locality.

At the launch at Croke Park were Kilmacud Crokes hurlers who have represented Dublin this year, including Niall Corcoran and Ronan Walsh, pictured here with Meteor Commercial Director John Penberthy Smith and Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Criostóir Ó Cuana.


Round Towers Club Notes

Subject to Round Tower GAA club’s annual golf classic is on Friday, August 27 in Grangecastle Golf Club – a team of three costs €210, tee-box sponsorship is €50, and a team of three and tee-box sponsorship is available for €250.
For more information, call Ed O’Malley on 087 807 3391 or Brendan Cronin on 087 908 3980.
Bingo is on on Tuesday evenings in the club at 8.30pm.
Last week’s Lotto numbers were 6, 23, 26 and 27. There was no winner of the jackpot of €5,600.
Congratulations to Sandra and Debbie, Tom Brock Brady, Mick Lambe, Ann (3) and Geraldine Kelly who were the five €100 winners. Next jackpot is €5,800.

St Pat’s Palmerstown Club Notes

THE junior hurlers have now completed their round robin E championship winning all five games following their mid-week victory over Wild Geese, and have now qualified for the semi-final.
Junior footballers play a championship quarter-final against St. Patricks (D) on Sunday morning at home at 10.30am.
Well done to our Under-11s hurlers who put up a fine performance in the camaint finals at Parnell Park on Saturday last.
Third and final Summer camp continues this week until Friday. You can still join in the fun, just turn up at clubhouse @ 9.45am or call coach Paul @ 087 6613104.
To view our website simply logon to
Lotto: Numbers drawn were 5, 19, 25 and 27. There was no winner of the €7,400 jackpot.
Match any three numbers winner was A Cox who receives €200.
Next week’s jackpot is €7,600.
Draw held each Sunday night at 10pm in the Palmerstown House.