Club Notes - 201606


June 26 2016

Cúl Camp

This year the club will be running a Cúl Camp from Monday July 18th to Friday July 22nd. 

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 5 and 11 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

The camp will be held in Kilbogget Park and will run daily from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Jane O’Connell Bell has kindly volunteered to be the co-ordinator.  The cost for the camp is

·         €55 per child

·         €45 for a second child

·         €40 for a third child.

Each participant will receive a free GAA Backpack and gear.

Places are almost full and it's likely that enrollment will end in the coming days. Parents who are interested in this camp can book by clicking on this link.

Leinster U16 Champions

Congrats to club players Lisa Davies and Jodi Egan who played pivotal roles for the Dublin U16s victory in the Leinster final. This is the seventh year in a row that Dublin have won this competition. Lisa started at full back and stopped numerous Meath attacks. Jodi started at right-half forward and scored 3 points in the game. What's even more remarkable is that both players are underage again next year. We wish Lisa, Jodi and their team mates the best of luck in the All-Ireland semi-final which will be played in early July when they take on Armagh who won the Ulster championship. The girls are pictured below with the Leinster trophy.

























Leinster Senior Championship
Well done to the Dublin Ladies Senior team, and to club players Sinead Goldrick, Amy Connolly, Amy Ring, Niamh Collins and Niamh Ryan on qualifying for another Leinster Senior Championship final. The final, against Westmeath, will be played on July 10th. The men's Leinster final - where Dublin also play Westmeath - is on July 17th so wouldn't it be great if the ladies final was moved back a week and played before the men's final? Hopefully the powers that be will consider this.

U12 summer party
Similar to our U9's, the U12's are having a terrific first half of the season. The girls were supposed to play Na Fianna last Saturday but the game got postponed. Instead of wasting the day, the U12's invited the U10's to join them in Kilbogget for a mini-blitz and all thoroughly enjoyed the games. After the games, both sets of players enjoyed treats provided. Well done to everybody for organising. 

































Fundraising

Members are reminded of the LIDL and Topaz promotions. Your support for the club in these promotions would be greatly appreciated.


June 19 2016

Annual school blitz
The Annual School Blitz was held last Wednesday. See next section for a detail breakdown of events of the day (thanks to David O'Connor for providing). Apart from all the girls that participated, the club would particularly like to thank David O'Connor, Mark Barry and Chris Stewart from Johnstonw; Rose Haugh, Susie Shannon and Claire McGovern from Hollypark and Bronagh McGeary and Barra Cronin from St. Brigid's. Thanks also to referees Laura Tallon, Orla Kavanagh and Emma Barry. Finally, thanks to everybody else who helped on the day. Click here to view the results from all the games. Photos from the day are available here

School Blitz 2016 - Johnstown take title

Last Wednesday, June 15th, three of Foxrock Cabinteely's local schools, Our Lady of Good Counsel Johnstown GNS, St Patrick's Hollypark GNS and St Brigid's Cabinteely GNS competed in the annual inter-school's GAA blitz in Kilbogget Park. Hollypark brought four teams on the day, Johnstown brought three and Brigids brought two.

Girls were chosen from 2nd class up to 5th class and in total there was close to 110 girls participating. All of the girls were really excited, with many of them competing in their first school blitz. It was a very mixed day with some heavy rain early on and difficult conditions to play in.

In group 1, Johnstown got off to a flying start beating Brigids 8-2 to 0-0. Hollypark then won their match against Brigids 4-6 to 1-1. Finally, Johnstown beat Hollypark 10-1 to 2-2.

In group 2, Johnstown also started with a win against Brigids 3-2 to 1-5. This was followed by Brigids beating Hollypark by 7-2 to 1-3. Finally Johnstown beat Hollypark 8-3 to 1-2.

In group 3, Hollypark drew with Johnstown in the first match by 1-3 to 1-3. This was followed by another Hollypark team scoring a victory over Johnstown of 5-4 to 2-1. The group finished with both Hollypark teams drawing with each other 3-4 to 3-4.

This meant that we had four teams through to the semi finals, two from Johnstown, one from Brigids and one from Hollypark.

In semi final 1, Johnstown had to play against the Brigids team they had beaten earlier in the day but this time the legs were tired and Brigids scored a narrow victory by 4-3 to 3-1. In semi final 2, Johnstown had a comfortable win against Hollypark 6-1 to 1-3.

This left Johnstown and Brigids to compete for the title, held last year by Hollypark. In a thrilling final 20 minutes of end to end football, the watching crowd of players (who stayed around to watch their teammates), parents, family and coaches enjoyed watching a real battle.

The victory for Johnstown was sealed with a late goal by team captain Evie Dowling who burst through the Brigid's defense and struck the ball along the ground hitting the right corner of the back of the net.

When the final whistle went, neither team of girls appeared to know who had won but the referee announced it was won by Johnstown by a single point. There was lots of screaming and cheering and smiling faces.

Pat gathered all the girls together to congratulate them on a great display of football and to present the trophy to Evie to hold aloft. There was huge cheering and plenty of cameras on hand to capture the special moment.

Well done to Brigids and Hollypark on a great effort and congratulations to Johnstown who bring the cup back to their school with pride.

Cúl Camp

This year the club will be running a Cúl Camp from Monday July 18th to Friday July 22nd. 

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 5 and 11 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

The camp will be held in Kilbogget Park and will run daily from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Jane O’Connell Bell has kindly volunteered to be the co-ordinator.  The cost for the camp is

·         €55 per child

·         €45 for a second child

·         €40 for a third child.

 

Each participant will receive a free GAA Backpack and gear.

Parents who are interested in this camp are advised to book early by clicking on this linkParticipants who register and pay before June 24th will be entered into a draw where one lucky person will receive a FREE place in the camp. Places are filling up quickly, so intending participants should book now to avoid disappointment. 


U9 summer party

Our U9 team are having a fantastic season so far. They'll be taking a break for the summer in the next few weeks, but to finish off the "first half" of the season, they were treated to a "Bubble Football" party on Saturday.  By all accounts, a great time was had by all. Well done the U9 management team for organising the day. 

























Referee respect

A reminder to all members, when at games, we should respect the decision of referees, who have a difficult task and deserve all our support.


U10 Match Report

The U10s with the help of three U9s played in the Leinster Blitz held in Bray Emmets on Sunday 19th June. Two teams of 9 competed against teams from all over Leinster with each team playing 5 games of 15 minutes. FoxCab demonstrated fabulous team play, both teams playing very well and fended off some tough opposition! Credit has to go to the girls for playing the full tournament with not substitutions - a long tough tiring day.  A special mention to Jade Carroll who injured her wrist while blocking a ball in the last game of the day.  Fortunately, the injury was revealed to be no more serious than a sprain following an x-ray.  We wish Jade a speedy recovery.

Fundraising

Members are reminded of the LIDL and Topaz promotions. Your support for the club in these promotions would be greatly appreciated.

LIDL Father's Day video

Senior team manager Pat Ring and his daughter Amy featured in the LIDL Father's Day promotional video.  The video can be viewed here. Since the video went live, both Pat and Amy have been inundated with calls from agents in Hollywood. The good news for club members though is that they are both committed to the senior team for the rest of season before taking up any acting offers!

LIDL €5000 club funding 
As part of their continued investment in Ladies Gaelic Football, LIDL has offered a €5000 club funding prize.  While we didn't win the prize, members can view our submission here

Leinster Senior Championship
Congrats to the Dublin Senior Ladies team on their victory over Westmeath in the Leinster Championship. Yesterday's victory ensures that the team have qualified for the Leinster final. 


June 12 2016

Annual School Blitz
Hollypark will be defending their title in the Annual School Blitz that takes place this Wednesday - June 15th - in Kilbogget. 

This year we have 9 teams taking part, with 2 teams from St. Brigid's, 3 from Johnstown and 4 from Hollypark. This is always a fantastic day and the standard of football on show really has to be seen to be believed and is testament to all the hard work that's being done in our partner schools as well as in our younger teams in the club.  

The groups are as follows:

Group 1
St. Brigid's 1
Johnstown 1
Hollypark 1

Group 2
St. Brigid's 2
Johnstown 2
Hollypark 2

Group 3
Johnstown 3
Hollypark 3
Hollypark 4

The winners of each group, as well as the best runner up, will qualify for the semi finals.

The group games start 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30. The semi-finals will be played at 3:00 with the final throwing in at 3:30.

The rules of the blitz are:

  • Players to arrive in Kilbogget about 12.45- 1.00 pm for 1.15 warm up & 1.30 throw in.
  • Teams to be of mixed ability. No gradingIt is primarily a fun day.
  • Players drawn from 4th/5th classes. 3rd is optional.
  • 9 a side with 2-4 subs. More optional subs if required.
  • 1 goalkeeper, 3 Backs, 2 Midfielder's, 3 Forwards.
  • 10 minutes a side with 3 minute H T break
  • Players cannot move from team to team.
  • One hop one solo.
  • Schools to provide at least 2 umpires each from parent group.
  • Arrangements to be made for Dad's to assist with taking in goal-posts after blitz.
Members are encouraged to come along, even for a short while, and cheer on the teams.   

Cúl Camp

This year the club will be running a Cúl Camp from Monday July 18th to Friday July 22nd

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 5 and 11 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

The camp will be held in Kilbogget Park and will run daily from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Jane O’Connell Bell has kindly volunteered to be the co-ordinator.  The cost for the camp is

·         €55 per child

·         €45 for a second child

·         €40 for a third child.

Each participant will receive a free GAA Backpack and gear.

Parents who are interested in this camp are advised to book early by clicking on this link.

Fundraising Opportunities for the club

Members are reminded of the LIDL and Topaz promotions. Your support for the club in these promotions would be greatly appreciated.

Glasses found

A pair of glasses were found in Kilbogget last week. If you think these are yours, please send a mail to chairman@foxcabgaa.ie

Leinster Senior Championship

Well done to the Dublin Ladies Senior team, and particularly to our club players Sinead Goldrick, Amy Ring, Amy Connolly, Niamh Collins and Niamh Ryan on beating Laois in the Leinster Senior Championship today. Dublin's next game in the championship is against Westmeath next Sunday and we hope that the Jackies can repeat today's performance. 


June 5 2016

Junior Cert / Leaving Cert

The club sends best wishes to all club players who are starting their Leaving and Junior Cert on Wednesday next. 

U21 All-Ireland Champions

Congratulations to Niamh Ryan and her Dublin U21 team mates who won the All-Ireland on Saturday. Saturday’s win saw Dublin complete a 3-in-a-row in the U21 championship, and a second U21 medal for Niamh. 
















New Jerseys for U12 (2004) team

Many thanks to Johnny and Aisling Egan from JEG Electrical for sponsoring a new set of jerseys for the U12 team.  The team are picture below in their new kit.













Cúl Camp

This year the club will be running a Cúl Camp from Monday July 18th to Friday July 22nd

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 5 and 11 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.

The camp will be held in Kilbogget Park and will run daily from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Jane O’Connell Bell has kindly volunteered to be the co-ordinator.  The cost for the camp is

·         €55 per child

·         €45 for a second child

·         €40 for a third child.

Each participant will receive a free GAA Backpack and gear.

Parents who are interested in this camp are advised to book early by clicking on this link.

School Blitz

The annual school blitz will take place on Wednesday June 15th in Kilbogget. More details next week.

Fundraising Opportunities for the club

Members are reminded of the LIDL and Topaz promotions. Your support for the club in these promotions would be greatly appreciated.

Celebration of Volunteering Award

Congrats to Ena Brophy whose contribution to the club was recognised by Dun Laoghaire County Council in the "Celebration of Volunteering" awards.

Ena has been a central and influential management team member of our club senior team since we first fielded and adult team in 2006. Throughout those 10 years Ena has been the senior team Female Liaison Officer, and has supported and guided many of the current stars through from Juvenile to Senior football. The players have a deep rooted trust in, and love for Ena.

Ena has been and continues to be a very influential and understanding Role model for all of our players. In addition to giving up her valuable time to her team and indeed the wider club, Ena's home in Foxrock has for many years been the center of many social gatherings, and many club members have availed of her generous hospitality. Ena has also provided much needed refreshments to players, at all games and numerous training sessions. 












Glasses

A pair of glasses were found in Kilbogget on Wednesday. If these are yours, please send a mail to chairman@foxcabgaa.ie to arrange to collect them.



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