Club Notes - 201510
Following a hard fought victory over Wexford champions Shelmaliers on Saturday last in Hollymount, our senior team have qualified for their second Leinster final in 4 years. The final score of Foxrock Cabinteely 3-15 Shelmaliers 1-6 is not a fair reflection on the closeness of the game. Some terrific defending from our ladies stemmed a lot of Shelmaliers attacks and coupled with the excellent shooting of the forwards, was enough to see our ladies through to the final. Sincere thanks to the Shelmaliers club for the hospitality shown to players and supporters after the game.
The Leinster final will be on Saturday November 7th at 1 p.m. in Clane where the opponents will be Mountmellick Sarsfields of Laois. Mountmellick – who have just won their third Laois senior championships in a row – comprehensively beat Sarsfields of Kildare by 4-15 to 3-07.
G4M and others Blitz report
The G4M team headed off to their blitz in Portmarnock on Saturday October 17th proudly sporting their new Jersies sponsored by Gowan Motors. 31 counties were represented in the blitz with over 100 clubs taking part. Foxrock Cabinteely were placed in a group with teams from Down, Kilkenny, Waterford, Galway and Tipperary.
After a vigorous warm up with Ireland’s Mr Motivator, Richard Clifford, we lined out for our first match against St Anne’s of Waterford. Foxrock Cabinteely won this match well but were brought back to earth in the second match being beaten by Ardfinnan of Waterford. The third and fourth matches against Thomastow of Kilkenny and An Fhairche Clonbur of Galway were close affairs with Foxrock Cabinteely wining one and losing one. Our final match of the day was against Saval of Co Down. This was a very tight match finishing in a one point win for Foxrock Cabinteely.
Foxrock Cabinteely Gaelic4Mums team are always looking for new members. No previous experience is necessary. Training every Tuesday night in Loreto Foxrock at 8pm.
Best wishes to our U13 teams when they take on Ballinteer St. Johns in the division 2 shield final and Garristown in the division 4 cup final this Saturday (October 31st). The division 2 shield final throws in at 3:30 and the division 4 final starts at 12:30. Both games are in Kilbogget Park so it’d be great to see club members come out and support both teams.
As well as hosting these 2 final, we are also hosting the division 2 cup final between Ballyboden and Beann Eadair, the division 4 shield final between Ballyboden and Kilmacud Crokes and the division 6 shield final between St. Monica’s and Ballyboden.
The parents of the U13 teams will be selling tea, coffee and cakes during the finals and all proceeds will go towards next year’s Féile. Donations of cakes, buns etc. would be greatly appreciated as well as extra bodies to man the tea stall during the day. Please get in contact with Joanne Moloney if you can help out in any small way.
U10 blitz report
2 teams v Clontarf
1 team v Cuala
1 team v Stars of Erin
FoxCab U10s played a 4 team blitz in Kilbogget on Saturday 24th October. Clontarf turned up with two very strong teams and Cuala, Stars of Erin one team each. Fox Cab had 4 teams of 10 girls competing in two games per team.
The girls, have been focusing in training on the ability to work as a unit, where no one player was more important than another and where we relied on fast, accurate hand passing to move the ball around into space and above all maintain possession.
The under-10s produced an outstanding performance, with all 4 teams excelling themselves in terms of passing, tackling and with well-worked team play, resulting in some very good scores.
The smiling faces at the end of Saturday’s blitz said it all. The hard work had paid off with a very successful and enjoyable day.
Now it's back to the training ground on Tuesday evening at 6:30 under lights in Kilbogget to increase the intensity of our training through pad-work, core fitness and physical tackling drills.
Thanks to all girls who took part and thanks again to all the parents for their support and we are also very appreciative of the work you do.
The under 10 management have been instrumental in giving all players the opportunity to play team sports – (with every girl getting to play full games) - and in the development of the girls skills in Gaelic football.
Parking in Kilbogget
All clubs that use Kilbogget received the following communication from the Environment, Cultural and Community Department from Dun Laoghaire County Council recently:
"It has recently been brought to our attention that vehicles of people attending training sessions and matches are being parked on the grassed areas within Kilbogget Park.
Vehicles owned by park users are not permitted to park on the grassed areas in the park or footpaths. The emergency access gate is to remain locked at all times and only opened for emergencies.These requirements apply in all our parks. Parking is permitted only in the car park."
We would ask all members to adhere to this when parking in Kilbogget.
The county board have all clubs to forward this sponsorship survey to their members. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete and it’d be great if club members could complete this. The link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FHHGXJF
Seniors capture the Triple
Well done to the senior team who captured the Triple on Wednesday night last night. The ladies had 1 game left in the league and 1 game in the Cup – both of which were against Kilmacud Crokes - so it was agreed that both competitions would be played for on the night. In the end, our ladies ended up winning by 5-13 to 0-2 and securing the Division 1 League and Division 1 Cup for the second year in a row. Well done to everybody. These titles have been added to our “Role of Honour” page.
Leinster Senior Championship
This Saturday – October 24th – the seniors start their Leinster club championship campaign with a very tough away game against Shelmaliers of Wexford. The game is at 2 p.m. in Hollymount (Shelmaliers pitch). Shelmaliers had a big win over a very fancied Naomh Ultans from Meath in the quarter-final and with home advantage, Shelmaliers will go into the game as strong favourites. We’d love to see as many members as possible at the game on Saturday and in order to maximise numbers, the club are running busses to the game. The cost is €10 for an adult and €6 for U16’s. If you would like to book a seat, please reply to this mail.
G4M and Others
Well done to the G4M and Others team who participated in the National Blitz on Saturday. The team won 3 out 5 games they played. We’ll have a more detailed report next week.
U16 division 3 team qualify for Shield final
Our U16 division 3 team qualified for the shield final following a fantastic win over St. Brigid’s on Sunday. The final score was 2-9 to 2-7. Well done to all and best of luck in the final. Yesterday’s win means that we’ll have 3 teams in action over finals weekend which takes place on October 31st and November 1st.
Training facilities in Seapoint
The club has secured the use of Seapoint training facilities on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 6:15 to 7:15. There’s still some space available on Thursday’s so if teams would like an extra slot, please give Gordon Bell a call.
The club will be holding it’s Christmas Social on Saturday November 21st in The Leopardstown Inn. Tickets are €10 each and will be going on sale in the coming weeks.
Afternoon Tea for Aoife
Cuala GAA are running an “Afternoon Tea for Aoife” on November 8th. More details here.
Signed Dublin Ladies and Men’s jerseys
Later this week we’ll be launching our raffle for the signed Dublin Ladies and Men’s jerseys. The draw will take place at the Christmas Social on November 21st. This will be an on-line raffle and details on how to purchase tickets will be sent to members later this week. Apart from purchasing tickets, we’d encourage all members to use Facebook and Twitter to inform their friends about this raffle.
October 4 2014
Division 5 league champions
Well done to our junior team who captured the Division 5 league title on Wednesday night following a very tough game against Fingallians. This team were beaten a week earlier in the Division 5 Cup final so great credit to everybody for dusting themselves down and refocusing for the league.
U13 division 4 championship
Congratulations to our U13 division 4 team who had a fantastic win on Saturday over Garristown and have now qualified for the Cup semi-final. The girls showed incredible composure and determination to come back from 5 points down at half time to win 4-12 to 5-7 with 8 different players scoring. Best of luck in the semi-final!
Leinster Senior Club Championship
The Leinster Senior Club Championship semi-final will take place on Saturday October 24th against Shelmaliers from Wexford. Shelmaliers had a very impressive win in the quarter final over the newly crowned Meath champions, St. Ultans. The final score was Shelmaliers 6-13 St. Ultans 0-5. The semi-final will be played in Shelmaliers and the club will be running busses to the game. More details later in the week regarding prices etc., but it is hoped that we can surpass the number of supporters that went to the recent All-Ireland Final.
Signed Dublin Ladies and Men's Jerseys
Would you like to win a signed Dublin Ladies and Men's jerseys? Keep an eye out on our website over the coming days for more details.
Just a reminder that the very popular Academy continues each Saturday morning at 9:50 in Kilbogget Park.
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