News and Match Reports
I'm sure many you have seen the new targets painted onto the short side of the Ball Wall (see pic attached). This is as a result of the great time & effort spent by our new Facilities Group lead by Eoin Farquharson & Aidan Lillis and helped by Liam Foley. They plan to finish this project by completing the large side this Saturday (weather permitting) which will result in the closure of the large side of the wall.
The Ladies Section AGM will be held on Tuesday 24th January at 8.00 pm. We look forward to seeing mentors, parents and adult players on the 24th. Angela Aherne Ladies Secretary.
Just 8 short weeks to go now until our Gala Evening 2017. Please find attached all the details of this year's event. Our MC for the evening is once again the wonderful Síle Seoige. We really hope you can make what promises to be another fantastic evening. Let us know if you are able to attend. Thanks a million again for your continued support - it truly does make a difference.
There has been a change of venue for the Hurling Workshop this Friday. It will now take place in the Sports Hall in Scoil Íosa @7.30pm. Many thanks to all of you that have committed to attend. Note-Please bring a Hurley along for the session. Regards Fergal McStay
Aileen from Dublin GAA will be holding a Child Welfare Workshop for those who participated in last June's Foundation Course. However ,it is also open to anybody who missed doing this from a previous Foundation Course or anyone who is just starting Mentoring. This Workshop is a mandatory by the GAA for all Mentors coaching Juveniles. Eric Canny our Children's Officer should be there at the end of the evening to sign E-Vetting ID forms. Eric will also be in the Clubhouse from 7.30pm on Thursday 19th before the Juvenile AGM to sign these forms. Regards & Thanks Fergal McStay
Congratulations to Leah Keogh and Katy O'Sullivan on making it on to the Dublin Under-14's panel. Both girls are well-deserving of this honour given their individual talent and their commitment to our own U-14s team. Well done, girls.
The Academy is back this Saturday at 1.30 in Broomfield - Panner
Best wishes to Danielle and Kate on coming through a very rigorous selection process and making the final cut for the Dublin minor panel. Danielle played a key role for last year's minor team and Kate follows in her footsteps this year as she has two years left at this grade.
Best of luck to Grainne McGinty playing in the Dublin Ladies Blue Stars game and to Sinead and Nicole at DCU St Clares on Sunday afternoon. Gary Sweeney and Ross Hazely are layng for Dublin in the O'Byrne Cup v DCU at Parnell Pk 2.00pm
10..00am Mass at the church beside Scoil an Dunninigh
Malahide Ceoltas are playing in the club this Sunday 6.00pm to 8.00pm and anyone who plays an instrument is strogly encouraged to come and join in. We hope to expand the cultural activities in the club and welcome anyone who can help make that happen
The Juvenile Boys AGM will be held at 8.30pm Thursday 19th January. We encourage all Mentors & Parents to attend. Many thanks, Fergal McStay
Brian Talty sent me this picture from the lads re-union this week. Great to see so many of the lads still around and involved. Attached is a piece we featured last July to commemorate the win.
Please see the attached regarding Capital Sports Grants. Paddy Miskelly is looking to pull together a small group to continue our long term facility planning and develop our case and application for a capital grant, If you would like to contribute to this process please contact Paddy.
Congratulations to Daire, Riain and Matthew
Another great turnout last Monday for the annual St Stephens Day hurling. We had a minutes silence and rousing round of applause for Declan, Leonard spared the whistle, Davy Keogh said Hello, Liam Foley led his crew, Tom Hughes gave Luke a hand, Ian's McCafferty's lad stole the show sending Hillary the wrong way, Shay Early's lad and Niall McCarthy also showed promise, another good day out. I almost have 10 years of pictures, mostly not great, I'm sure Danny O'Connor has lots more.
Great to see we are nearly there with the floodlights project in Broomfield - - All pole bases installed and cabling in. (see pic) - Generator base and fencing installed. (see pic) - Lighting columns delivered to Broomfield (see pic) - Seamus Byrne Electrical has all other plant and materials now in his stores or ready to be delivered i.e. Generator, light fittings and main panel. Unfortunately with the recent wet weather the ground is too soft (particularly on the houses side of the pitch) to erect the poles and lights as damage would be caused. - There is about 2/3 weeks work left after the Christmas to complete weather permitting
As the year draws to a close and many of you are hopefully enjoying a well-deserved break, we would like to send our thanks for the huge contribution you have made to the young people in our club and the broader community within Malahide. Our club and it’s members are blessed to have so many committed volunteers who have freely given up their time and resources to make such an important contribution to the development of our young people.
All juvenile fixtures for 2017 - thanks to the hard working CCC1 and CCC2 committees in Parnell Park
The numbers have been crunched . . . The bribes have been returned (the money is just resting...) , . . . The fat lady has sung . . .