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Sunday 17 December 2017

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ST. JOHN'S VOLUNTEERS

Our grand final of the 'Strictly Club Dancing' takes place on Sunday, October 28, in Whites Hotel.

Our three finalists will come up against the finalists from the Shelmaliers and Glynn-Barntown in a dance-off for the title.

Tickets for the final will be limited due to the fact of three G.A.A. clubs competing on the one night, so don't be left out - make sure and get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Our weekly club lotto results are as follows: 1, 11, 22, 28. There was no jackpot winner and no match three winner. The jackpot is now €1,600.

Under-10 training takes place on Tuesday and Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Páirc Charman.

All training times and other information can be found on our website at www.volunteersgaa.com or e-mail volunteersgaa@gmail.com.

CLONARD LADIES

Clonard Ladies' Football Club would like to congratulate our team-mates on their recent success all over the world in different sporting activities. Firstly Collette Butler won a gold medal in Latvia with the Irish Kettle Bell team.

Megan Goucher and Laura Kavanagh won gold medals in Disneyland Paris in a dancing competition. Chelsea Pitman won a gold medal in kickboxing in Londan over the weekend, and well done to Clara O'Doherty who represented her country in Canada with the Irish Kickboxing team and to Rianna Jarrrett who travelled to Cyprus last week and scored one of the three winning goals for the Irish Under-19 women's soccer team. These were great achievements from great girls.

Congratulations to Clonard Under-16 boys as they beat Monageer on Tuesday evening last in St. Patrick's Park for a well-deserved county title for these boys and their mentors. Well done.

Wexford's Ladies' Gaelic Football Development Academy for the Under-13 girls is well under way every Thursday evening in Rathnure. Clonard's girls that are attending are Alannah Anglim, Lauren Roche and Simone Kemp. The Under-15 Development Academy will commence on Bank Holiday Monday with a boot camp in Whitford House Hotel, and Clonard's Jessica Hore, Rebecca Foley and Niamh Walsh have been invited to attend.

The Minor Academy dates have yet to be announced. A lot of work and thought has gone in to this year's Academy by Tom Whelan and his development committee, and all clubs with girls attending will benefit from the new skills that the girls will acquire.

Well done to all the Clonard girls from Kennedy Park, Scoil Mhuire, St. John of God and The Faythe schools who played great games in the recent Rackard League.

Indoor training will re-commence on Friday, November 2, in the Presentation Sports Hall for Under-8s and Under-10s (6-7 p.m.), and for Under-12s and Under-14s (7-8 p.m.), €2 per child. As always new members are welcome to come along and join in with our fun training sessions.

For any girl that attended the Kelloggs Cúl Camp in Clonard and has not collected their bags, they will be available for collection at training. We look forward to seeing all the girls back and as always we need more help from parents, older members and friends in order to achieve another successful year in 2013.

Training for Under-16, Minor (Mná Loch Garman) and ladies is at Olly Gogarty's Fitness Centre in Ardcavan on Friday at 8 p.m. sharp. Again Clonard ladies would like to invite new members to come and join our Senior team.

GLYNN-BARNTOWN

Congratulations to our Minor hurlers who captured the Division 2 county championship on Sunday last. Pádraig Weafer and Ian Moran grabbed a brace of goals apiece but it was all about the panel as each and every player who got onto the field played his part.

Well done Mick Laffan Jnr. and his management team. We now have two county titles from four finals from Juvenile to Under-21 level. Let's not forget we have Minor and Under-21 football still to go.

Congratulations to our Under-10s who won the Martin Bergin Shield in the Sarsfields tournament. In keeping with Glynn-Barntown tradition, they did it the hard way, needing extra-time to overcome the Vols. Well done also to our Under-11 and Under-12 teams on their recent success.

A meeting for players and non-playing members of the club is taking place on Friday, October 26, at 7.30 p.m. in the Clubhouse. The meeting is an open forum for members to give their views on the future direction of hurling and football in the club. We hope all players and non-playing members will make an effort to attend and make their contribution to what should be a fascinating forum.

The final of Strictly Club Dancing is this coming Sunday, October 28, in Whites Hotel where we will be represented by Sarah Butler, Alan Cowman, Barry Kirwan and Rita Carroll among others. Tickets are like gold dust so contact Tom Rossiter, Pascal Carley or any of the dancers as soon as you can.

A reminder that the mid-term discos for fourth, fifth and sixth classes will take place on Tuesday, October 30, from 8 to 10 p.m., and first year upwards on Thursday, November 1, from 8.30 to 11 p.m.

The lotto this coming Wednesday is for a top prize of €2,250 and will take place in Mary Jo's in Barntown.

Finally, don't forget the clocks go back an hour this coming Saturday/Sunday night so the dark evenings will be closing in. Anyone walking or cycling in the vicinity is urged to wear high visibility jackets or reflective armbands and be safe, be seen.

Joe Wogan and John Kennedy are running the Dublin City Marathon on October 29. They are running to raise money for the Glynn Senior Citizens Christmas party. Please give what you can to help them around the 26 miles. Sponsorship cards are available - contact John or Joe.

BANNOW-BALLYMITTY

Bingo will take place this Saturday starting at 8.30 p.m.

Once again the club would like to thank everyone involved in the Pat Neville Perpetual Cup golf classic, from the sponsors to the players. Well done to Micheál Dreelan and his team on winning the Cup and filling it in style!

The Christmas market will take place in the Complex in Grantstown on Sunday, November 25. Anyone wishing to take part with their products, please contact Eileen (051-561345) or Pauline (051561364).

CROSSABEG-BALLYMURN

There was no winner of last week's lotto jackpot and two match three winners, Joan O'Leary and Martin Cummins. The numbers were 2, 3, 24 and 25. This week's jackpot is €8,400.

Well done to the Under-21 footballers who beat Kilmore in the District final on Sunday last by 3-15 to 1-5. They will play Duffry Rovers in the county semi-final on Saturday, November 3, at 2 p.m. in Oylegate.

Hard luck to the Rackard League footballers who were narrowly beaten in the District final last week. Best of luck to the Under-10 footballers who play in the final of the Sarsfields tournament this Sunday.

ST. JOSEPH'S

This weekend St. Joseph's are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the club. We are holding an activity weekend in the club to celebrate the anniversary. On Saturday activities will commence at 12 noon and will include an indoor football tournament, handball tournament, bouncy castles and face painting, dancing and model railway exhibition.

At 6 p.m. we will be launching our book to celebrate our 50th anniversary which will be followed by a cheese and wine reception.

On Sunday there will be a special celebration Mass in the club at 3 p.m. which will be followed by pongo. A lot of people have passed through the club over the last 50 years with the G.A.A. club, youth club, boxing club, athletics etc., so we hope to see as many members and ex-members as possible there this weekend.

We are also holding a 50th anniversary reunion in Whites Hotel on Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets priced at €30 can be purchased from St. Joseph's Community Centre or from any committee member.

On Saturday last we held a very successful Halloween party for all our under-age players. All players were presented with medals by Lee Chin.

Training continues for our Under-6s and Under-8s every Saturday at 12 noon in the club, and every Wednesday from 6 until 7 p.m. for our Under-10s and Under-12s. New members are always welcome. For further information contact Craig Kinsella (087-2781811).

Club merchandise is now available. To place an order contact Wayne Rogan (087-2819024).

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