Club Notes 2018

Club Notes / Notaí Club – 31ú Deire Fómhair 2018

Club News

The 2018 football season is drawing to a close for all teams. As you will read below, there have been quite a few heart-stopping moments in recent weeks and there are still some important matches left to play.
November and December will be busy on and off the pitch and please note in particular the information in our Calendar section below about our upcoming Senior Awards Dinner Dance and our Annual General Meeting.
Last night, we celebrated the eve of Halloween with our annual Juvenile Halloween Fancy Dress Disco. As always, the clubhouse was packed and the children had great fun. Credit is due to our Juvenile Committee and young coaches and a special thank you goes to DJ Tom.
Club fundraising is an essential part of club life. Thank you to everyone in our juvenile section who volunteered for the Bagpacking fundraiser in Moriarty’s Supervalu Balbriggan over the October Bank Holiday weekend. A special thank you to Liz and Catherine for coordinating the rota and to our host and local sponsor.
We are asking for your support with the GAA National Club Draw 2019. Tickets cost €10 each and will be available shortly. All proceeds go back to our own club. The prizes are provided by the GAA Ard Chomhairle and include a Renault Clio, a €2000 travel voucher, multiple GAA match packages and lots of vouchers. Thank you to Catherine Livesey and Michelle Carney who have volunteered to coordinate our ticket sales over the coming months. They will be in contact with all teams.
Well done to our Ladies team who participated in the Great Pink Run for Breast Cancer Ireland on a very wet 13th October, in memory of some very precious family and club members and in solidarity with all the women who are overcoming this challenge. The amount raised stands at an impressive €1,617.
In terms of club development, a huge thank you to Tom Hoare who helped resolve a serious fault with the floodlights generator at the start of October, thus ensuring the pitch was only unavailable at night for less than a week. This was greatly appreciated by teams during the busy championship season and final stages of many leagues.
We are pleased to welcome Pilates classes to our clubhouse on Friday evenings. More information is available from Deirdre Farry (Sheridan) on 087 3070928.
And finally, a little bit of housekeeping. Any unclaimed sports gear will be sent to the local charity shops or recycling centres after Halloween. Photos were posted on the club Facebook and include club gear with player initials. Contact Kevin on 089 4143101.

Next Up on the 2018 Calendar

Tuesday 6th November 830pm Club Executive meeting.
Wednesday 7th November 8pm Juvenile Committee meeting.
Friday 9th November 630-930pm Code of Best Practice & Child Safeguarding Course for existing club volunteers who need to renew their expired certification or for new mentors. Mentors and referees who completed this course in the spring do not need to attend. This is compulsory for anyone volunteering with children under 16 years.
Saturday 17th November 8pm Annual Senior Awards and Dinner Dance at Bracken Court Hotel. Tickets cost €35 and cover dinner and music til late. Tickets are on sale now via the club website or in person from David Hagan, Frank Mongey, Dermot Sheridan and Kevin Murphy. Ticket sales must close at the end of Wednesday 14th November. Awards will be made to our Adult and Minor teams on the night. All players, club supporters and friends are welcome but any minor players who are under 18 years should be supervised by an adult.
Monday 26th November 8pm Annual General Meeting. Members please show your support to the club by attending. We also need a good attendance in order to have a quorum for a valid AGM.
Saturday 8th December Annual Juvenile Awards. More details will follow. So big are our numbers in 2018 that this event will be split into different sessions.

Adult Teams

The club really got behind our Men’s 1st team for their Junior 1 Championship semi-finals against St Finian’s Newcastle at St Margaret’s GAA. The first fixture on Sunday 14th October was a nail biter that saw both teams equal at the full time whistle. Added extra time saw Willie Moore steal a last minute point to leave both teams drawn at 1-10 apiece and facing a replay the following Thursday. Alas, the opposition were that bit stronger in the replay and our players and management were very disappointed to bow out of the tournament. Back in AFL4, the lads are 2 points shy of the league leader with a game in hand. They are still awaiting a rescheduled date for their final fixture against St Vincent’s and this match will determine the schedule of promotions and league playoffs. Watch this space.
Similarly, the Ladies 1st team are also awaiting a rescheduled date for their final Division 2 league fixture at home against Castleknock.
The Men’s 2nd team have been awaiting an update since they finished AFL11 North in pole position.  It has been decided that they will automatically be promoted to AFL10 in 2019 without a league playoff. Well done to the players and management.  

Juvenile Boys and Go Games Teams

In the U16 Boys C Championship, a narrow away defeat against Round Towers Lusk led the lads to a Quarter Final away to Lucan Sarsfields on Saturday 20th October. It was another blistering performance and finished Lucan 3-10 MOW 2-15. The lads will meet St Jude’s in the semi-final on Saturday 10th November at 3pm, with the venue still to be confirmed. Please come out and support them. On the October Bank Holiday Monday, some of the team were joined by U14s players and participated in the U15s Shay McCarthy Memorial Cup in St Maur’s. With two wins, a draw and two losses the lads finished in a respectable 3rd place.
In U14 Division 7, Lucan Sarsfields conceded their fixture against the War and the boys now have one more league fixture away against Fingallians on Saturday 3r d November at 3pm. They will finish the league in the top half of the table.
Our U12 Boys finished their Division 6 league campaign in style with a very convincing win away against Templeogue SS on a sodden Saturday 13th October. With 8 wins out of 9, they were crowned league champions. This is a great achievement for our club. Well done to everyone involved.
At Go Games level during October, the U11 Boys have played Ballymun Kickhams and St Sylvesters and will play Erin go Bragh away this Saturday at 11am. The U9s have played St Vincents and St Peter’s (Ballyboughal/Clann Mhuire) and will finish the season away to St Peter’s in the Naul on Saturday at 10am. The U8s will play Naomh Mearnóg away on Saturday at 10am.

Juvenile Girls

The championship season came to a dramatic end for two of our three juvenile ladies teams. On 6th October, our Minor Ladies fell a little short in their Division 3 away semi-final to Erin’s Isle finishing up 3-9 to 3-13. The next two encounters couldn’t have been more nerve wracking. On 7th October, the U16 Ladies came from 7 points behind at half time in their Division 4 home semi-final against Fingal Ravens to pull out all the stops for an impassioned second half only to finish up Man O’War 4-11 Fingal Ravens 5-9 – just one point short. The U14 Girls made it through to their Division 4 Shield Final with a home advantage against Templeogue Synge Street on 21st October. Once again the Man O War supporters came out in force. It was a tit for tat encounter with the War trailing just one point at half time and both teams even with 10 minutes to go. A TSS free kick in front of the goals in literally the dying seconds left the final score Man O War 1-6 TSS 2-4 – another one point defeat. Sometimes it feels a little like “always the bridesmaid and never the bride” but our teenage players are true Warettes and will fight to see another day.
The U12 Girls have played Erin go Bragh and O’Tooles and will host a blitz at home this Saturday from 12 noon. The U10 Girls have played St Maurs and Erin’s Isle and will participate in an end of season blitz away at St Brigid’s from 2pm this Saturday.
On the sideline of the U14s final, an U10 girl was overhead asking her dad “when can I play on that team?” while members of the U16, Minor and Senior Ladies players and mentors were on the sideline supporting the U14 girls. The GAA is backing the new “20-20” campaign to promote female sporting role models for girls and to grow involvement in female sport and physical activity by 20% by the end of 2020. Sunday 21st October at Man O’War was a great example of “20-20” in action and shows what great female role models we have at all ages in our club.

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Club Notes / Notaí Club – 30ú Meán Fómhair 2018

Club News

There is huge momentum building up among all of our teams during this championship season and as the various leagues draw to a close. All the hard work by players and mentors and their loyal supporters is paying off. More details can be found under our team news below.
In terms of club development, we are pleased that the storm damaged ball stops have finally been re-installed between the two pitches this week. We have some maintenance work to do on the generator that operates the floodlights and will do our best to avoid too much disruption to the evening sessions over the coming days.
We always keep a close eye on the progress of Man O’War players at county level. Ailene Fanning and Emma Dolan were part of the Dublin U17 squad who won the national blitz on 21st August in Abbotstown. They are great role models to our younger and older players alike.  Maith sibh a chailíní. 
Congratulations and comhghairdeas to our Senior Ladies player Amy Hughes who was the lucky  winner in our annual draw for a ticket to the Senior Men’s All Ireland final on Sunday 2nd September to see Dublin beat Tyrone. This draw was open to all paid up 2018 adult members. 
Congratulations also to our U14s player Róisín Cristea who sold the winning Golden Goal scratchcard to her parents Regina and Andrei as part of our All Ireland club fundraiser. The first goal was scored at the winning time of 20:49 and the Cristea family won the €1,000 prize fund. Thank you to everyone who organised and coordinated the sales, especially Michael Daly, Sean Owens, Liz White, Kevin Murphy  and Dermot Sheridan. Míle buíochas to everyone in the club who bought and sold tickets and to the local Moriarty’s Supervalu Balbriggan and Andrews Spar Balrothery who hosted our ticket sellers on the final days. It was another great team effort. It was made all the sweeter by the Dublin win on the day. 
Two bus loads of juvenile supporters, mentors and parents made the road trip into the Senior Ladies All Ireland final on Sunday 16th September in Croke Park and cheered the Dublin ladies on to their victory  against Cork. Thanks to Bernice Jones Moore for organising this, to Fionnuala Fleming (Sheridan) who booked the tickets and to everyone who helped on the day. We were proud to have Bernice sitting at the Captain’s table at the victory dinner in recognition of her loyal service as a county board member.
It’s always worth keeping an eye on our youngest members and players. Our Nursery section takes place every Tuesday at 6.15pm and is absolutely thriving with dozens of boys and girls attending every week. Siobhán O’Connor is pleased to welcome a new team of junior coaches on board, made up mainly of Transition Year students. We wish them a happy and successful year cutting their teeth in the world of coaching. We do need some additional mentors at U8s and U9s level to help fill gaps arising from maternity leave and shift work. Training will be provided. Please have a word with Siobhán or with any team mentor.  
We all wish to extend our thanks to Augustina, our Tús worker, who concludes her work placement with the club. She has made a great contribution to the cleaning of the clubhouse and to supporting Kevin Murphy. Go raibh maith agat.   

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

The next Club Executive meeting is on Tuesday 2nd October at 8.30pm in the clubhouse.
The annual  fancy dress Halloween Disco for Nursery to U12s children will take place on Halloween Eve on Tuesday 30th October from 7pm to 9pm in the clubhouse. Entrance of €5 includes refreshments, prizes and lots of fun. Members and friends are welcome.  
Hold the dates: the Senior Awards Night and Dinner Dance will take place in the Bracken Court Hotel on Saturday 17th November 2018. The Juvenile Awards Day will take place on Saturday 8th December in the clubhouse.  More details to follow.
Adult Teams
Our Men’s 1st team returned to Junior 1 Championship action at home to Civil Service Football on Sunday 16th September with a convincing 9-14 to 0-8 win. After topping group 3 with a clean sheet, Joe Green’s lads met St Monica’s in the Quarter Final on Sunday 30th September in an away fixture. As always out in Edemore, it was a tough encounter but the final score of MOW 0-13 St Monica’s 0-6 reflects the commitment and effort.  We eagerly await details of the semi-final fixture and ask that everyone gets behind the lads. Back in AFL4, the lads are still 2 points clear at the top of the table with one fixture still to play against St Vincent’s.
Meanwhile, the news is also very promising in AFL11 North for Martin  Moore and David Hagan’s lads where they have topped their Northside division following a 2-8 to 1-5 away win against Ballymun Kickhams. A league final beckons and details will follow. The Championship wasn’t the focus in recent months but the men still scored a respectable 2-9 away against Trinity Gaels who topped the group. 
As they are competing at the highest level against teams fielding Dublin players, our Ladies 1st team still have a couple of Division 2 league matches left to play. It has been a season of pure peserverence. Their recent 3-7 to 1-12 win over league leaders Parnells was a hard fought battle to the final whistle and just shows what the players and management are capable of. Their concluding matches of the season are both at home with Castleknock this Wednesday 3rd and Skerries Harps on Wednesday 10th, throwing in at 730pm. These players and mentors Caroline Hughes and Siobhán O’Connor would appreciate our support.  
The Ladies 2nd Team finished their season as semi-finalists in Championship G and in a respectable mid-table position in the Division 8 League. They are a ecletic mix of  the young, the older, the experienced and the eager so well done to all the players and to Paul O’Dea, Sharon Caffrey, Bernice Jones Moore and the guest coaches. 
Our Minor Ladies are competing in the Championship at Division 3 level. Following an initial away loss to Scoil Uí Chonaill, they beat Clanna Gael Fontenoy 3-13 to 3-6 away  and Raheny A 8-5 to 2-18 at home. They will meet Erin’s Isle away in their semi-final on Saturday 6th October at 3pm. Good luck ladies and mentors Damien Hernon, Liz White and Frank Mongey.

Juvenile Boys and Go Games

In U16 Division 5, Peter Dolan and John Bell’s lads thrilled us with a league final victory at home against St Finian’s Swords on 25th August. Final score 2-9 to 0-10.  This included an ambitious mission to retrieve 3 players back from the Mayo Gaeltacht for the day. Without a doubt, our great mentor and friend Stephen Melia was watching down on this team with pride on the day. The lads have started their U16 C Championship with a high scoring 4-10 to 5-15 loss to Parnells and a 7-13 to 8-8 win against Ros-Brigín (St Maurs-O’Dwyers). They have one qualifying match remaining against Round Towers Lusk away this Saturday 6th October at 3pm. It’s still all to play for.
The U14 lads have resumed their Division 7 league following the summer break and are currently ranked 3rd and with a respectable goal difference following  an away 5-17 to 3-4 win against Kilmacud Crokes, a walkover from Round Towers Lusk and an away 3-7 to 1-12 loss against Ballyboden St Enda’s. Well done to the boys and to mentors Tom Hoare, Robbie Farnan and Paul Jennings.
The U12s Boys are serious contenders in Division 6 and hold a 2 point lead at the top of the table following wins against Kilmacud Crokes and Cuala and a loss to Garristown. Michael Daly and Sean Owen’s boys and supporters are taking nothing for granted and have just one remaining fixture away to Templeogue Synge Street on Saturday 13th October.
At Go Games level, there is great progress being made at all grades. Our U8s have played Parnells, Round Towers Lusk and St Peter’s (Ballyboughal, Clann Mhuire and Garristown). Our U9s have played Na Dubh Ghall, Parnells and St Finian’s Swords. Our U11 Boys have played Castleknock, Round Towers Lusk and St Mary’s Saggart. Well done to coaches Lisa Prout (Moore), Aidan Kelly. Olive Hoare (White), Malachy O’Callaghan, David Sheridan, Paul O’Dea, Sharon Caffrey, Pat Moore, Niall Clancy and David O’Hara. 

Juvenile Girls

The U16 Ladies are having a terrific Division 4 Championship season so far and have topped Group A under the stewardship of Siobhán O’Connor and Tony Murphy. An away win against St Maur’s, a concession by  Trinity Gaels and an away win against Skerries Harps will give them the home advantage in their semi-final fixture (to be announced). Well done girls.
Colin Hartford and Stephen Thompson’s U14 Girls put in a terrific performance at the Christine Bollard 7-aside memorial blitz in St Maur’s at the end of August and made it through to the semi-final stages. They are assisted by mentors Anna McKeown and Fiona Carey. The girls were a victim of their own success in the pre-summer Division 5 league by being promoted to a very tough Division 4 championship. This young team have displayed great spirit and commitment and are worthy of their place in their Shield Final – details of which will be announced soon. Well done girls. 
The U10 and U12 Girls are back playing at Go Games level and are managed by Deirdre Farry (Sheridan), Catherine Livesey and Michelle Carney. In recent weeks, the U12s have played Whitehall Colmcilles,  St Sylvesters and St Patrick’s Palmerstown while the U10s have played Raheny, St Finian’s Swords and St Sylvesters. There is great development taking place at this level in our ladies section.

Condolences

Once again we extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of our neighbour and friend Mrs Frances Dwyer. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis. May she rest in peace.

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Club Notes / Notaí Club – 20ú Lunasa 2018

Club News

The week starting 13th August was one of the busier weeks of the year so far and there was a great buzz around the club both day and night. Excitement is really building up about the progress of our two Men’s teams and the community rallied around our U16 Boys and Ladies 2nd Team last week (more below). As well as the action on the pitch, the annual Summer Skills & Drills Camp was very well attended all week and was a happy and well run club event. Huge credit goes to Siobhán O’Connor and all the committee members and volunteers behind the scenes, especially Liz White and Bernice Jones Moore. Kevin Murphy, Michael Daly, Tom Hoare, Anna McKeown and Caitríona Hoare also lent a helping hand. The children who attended were so cooperative and enthusiastic (and exhausted by Friday). Our troop of young coaches, helpers and referees added lots of fun and energy and are great role models to the admiring youngsters coming up behind them. Some camp highlights included the visit by Dublin players Brian Howard and Eoin Murchan, the mini-leagues competitions and, of-course, the much anticipated ice-cream van. There was also a lot of goodwill among parents carpooling with each other and being full of chat and good cheer.  Comhghairdeas to everyone involved.
Our Minor Ladies Ailene Fanning and Emma Dolan togged out for the Dublin U17 Development team on Friday 17th August in a win against Meath. Well done ladies. Our U16 Conor Dolan and his Dublin U15 Development team played a Cup competition against the Legends of GAA from Kerry and Laois in Portlaoise on 28th July. The colour blue certainly suits this talented trio. 
Thanks to Dermot Sheridan who organised the purchase of tickets to Croke Park for club members who attended Dublin’s recent Super 8’s home fixtures. We will receive a very small allocation of tickets for the All Ireland Final based on these previous orders. Priority will be given to those who have ordered throughout the season but not everyone can receive tickets. Croke Park tickets are just another perk for paid up club members.
We continue to share useful Well-Being information to our members, most recently the RNLI “Respect the Water” campaign and the upcoming cardiac screening clinic in Lusk on 25th August. More information can be found on our club Facebook page or by emailing the club secretary (below). 

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

The annual draw to win a coveted ticket to the All Ireland Football Final for one lucky paid up adult member will be made on Thursday 30th August 2018 at the clubhouse. It could be you!
In the lead up to the Dublin v Tyrone All Ireland Senior Football Final on Sunday 2nd September 2018, we have launched our second fundraiser of the year. Players, members and supporters are being asked to support our GOLDEN GOAL fundraiser by buying and selling scratchcards costing €2 each or 3 for €5. Scratch to reveal the exact time the first goal in the Dublin v Tyrone final is scored to win €1,000 or “No Goal” cards will share the proceeds if no goal is scored. Further information can be found on the scratchcards. Scratchcards will be distributed to each team from 20th August onwards. Please return any unsold cards to mentors or committee members by Wednesday 29th August so that they can be sold and please return all monies by Sunday 2nd September. All tickets must be sold before throw in to guarantee we have a winner.
The next Club Executive meeting is on Tuesday 4th September. 
Hold the date: the Senior Awards Night and Dinner Dance will take place in the Bracken Court Hotel on Saturday 17th November 2018. More details to follow.

Adult Teams

With only a few matches remaining, both Men’s teams are jealously guarding their first place league rankings in AFL4 and AFL11 and are taking nothing for granted. The Men’s 1st team had a home 1-10 to 0-10 win against Raheny, an away 1-13 to 1-9 win against Castleknock and a home 1-9 to 0-10 win against Cuala, while St Oliver Plunketts conceded this weekend’s away match. Next up will be St Vincent’s at home on Saturday 25th August at 615pm (time TBC). Top of their group, the lads will resume their Junior 1 Championship campaign away to Na Gaeil Óga on Sunday 16th September at 11am. The Men’s 2nd team had a home 1-17 to 0-4 win against Whitehall Colmcille’s and a home 0-20 to 3-7 win against Erin go Bragh.  They are awaiting a date for their rescheduled away match against Ballymun Kickhams, who are currently chasing our tails ranked in 2nd place behind the War. 
In their Junior G Championship, our Ladies 2nd team had a 4-14 to 0-5 home win against Shankill and a 3-11 to 1-9 away win to Na Fianna. St Brigid’s conceded their fixture. After topping the group, the Ladies met Erin’s Isle in a semi-final in front of a huge home crowd on Monday 13th August. Alas, they came up just a few points short with a final score of 3-2 to 2-8. The girls and management were understandably disappointed but can hold their heads up high. They will be back in Division 8 Cup action at home to Shankill on 29th August at 730pm.
The Ladies 1st team had an away Division 2 Cup loss against Castleknock and will continue their Cup campaign away to Skerries Harps on Wednesday 22nd August at 730pm. Their AFL2 league resumes at 715pm on 5th September at home, again against Skerries Harps. 

Juvenile Boys and Go Games

In U16 Division 5, the War entered the league playoffs ranked first in the league on goal difference. A huge home support turned out on Thursday 16th August to cheer the lads on to a convincing 5-13 to 1-8 win against St Finian’s Swords. The commitment of Aaron Gough, Conor Dolan and Fionn Slattery (and mother Barbara Dolan) caught everyone’s attention when the three lads took a day trip back from the Gaeltacht to ensure their teammates did not have a depleted squad for this important match. But what a team effort it was from all 19 lads. This was just a masterclass from start to finish with scores from Conor Dolan 1-4, Aaron Gough 0-2, Jack Nolan 1-1, Sam Clancy 0-2, John Bell 1-1, Aaron Corr 1-0, Ben McKiernan 0-2 and Dylan Moore 1-1. Everyone played their part but Man of the Match goes to Joe Ferguson in the full back line. We are now through to the league final against either St Finian’s Swords or Na Fianna on Saturday 25th August. This home final will throw in at 330pm. 
The U12s hosted a Dublin blitz on Saturday 18th August with Garristown and Ballyboden St Enda’s. When St Vincent’s dropped out at short notice, our U11s team stepped in to make up the group of four. It was a great run out for both teams to signal the start of the autumn season.  
The U14 lads are back training and our Nursery, U8s and U9s will be back in action at the start of September.

Juvenile Girls

The U12s and U14s both welcomed Wolfe Tones from Drogheda to the War last week to play pre-season challenge matches. This new relationship was formed following the recent Gaelic4Girls programme we participated in. A panel from our U14 Girls will participate in the annual Christine Bollard 7-aside tournament in St Maur’s on Saturday 25th August. The U10s will be back training in September.
Our U14s have been promoted to a challenging Division 4 for their Championship and face St Finian’s Swords at home on Thursday 30th August at 715pm, while our U16s remain in Division 4 and start their campaign at home against Trinity Gaels at 430pm on Sunday 2nd September. Championship gradings and fixtures for our Minor Ladies will be published soon.

Condolences

Once again we extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of our neighbour and friend Paddy Seaver.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. May he rest in peace.

Contact Us

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Club Notes / Notaí Club – 15ú Iúil 2018

Club News

Man O’War received a community award this week when the Balbriggan Community Liaison Committee awarded our club with the Best Sporting Group trophy for this year’s Balbriggan St Patrick’s Day parade. We received a beautiful cup at a ceremony hosted by local councillors in the Bracken Court Hotel. Thank you again to everyone in the club who prepared our “Three Billboards Outside Man O’War” entry and participated in the parade on that snowy day. It was a great team effort and lots of fun for everyone involved. Comhghairdeas!
Go raibh maith agaibh to the 80 club members and supporters who volunteered for the Skerries 100 Bike Races last weekend. Our club received a fundraising commission for (wo)manning all the entry points at the races over the two days. A big thank you to Liz White and David Hagan for coordinating the volunteer rota.  
Social media is a big part of our communications campaign and we are proud to have over 2,000 likes on our club facebook. Please continue to like, follow and share our page with new supporters.
Our U16 Player, Conor Dolan, togged out again for Dublin U15 Development team on Saturday 16th June. We were proud to hear that Conor scored 5 points as part of the Dublin victory against Tyrone.
It has been great to see our club pitches and clubhouse being used for school sports days and graduations in recent weeks. Elsewhere, our clubhouse is available for members to hire for private parties. Please contact secretary.manowar.dublin@gaa.ie for a booking form.
Don’t forget that members can apply to book tickets for Dublin’s Super 8’s matches in Croke Park with Dermot Sheridan on 087 1347656.

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

Online registrations are still open for our Skills and Drills Camp which will take place from 13th to 17th August.  Those who registered by 28th June are guaranteed their personalised gear at the camp and we will do our best to have gear on time for as many others as possible. Online bookings and payments can be made using this link http://www.manowargfc.com/juvenile/registration-summer-skills-drills-camp-2018/

Adult Teams

In AFL4, our men are second in the league this weekend, following a 1-10 to 1-8 away win against Kilmacud Crokes, a hard fought 1-10 to 0-9 away win against Clann Mhuire, a home 5-12 to 1-4 win against St Finian’s Newcastle and a home 2-11 to 2-15 loss against St Jude’s. In fact, some of the club stalwarts said the Clann Mhuire match was one of the best matches they had seen in many a year. All the hard work is paying off.
In AFL11, our men are currently joined second in the table following a home 1-17 to 0-04 win against Whitehall Colmcilles, a home 2-12 to 0-10 win against v O’Dwyers and an away 3-7 to 0-5 win against Na Gaeil Óga.   The away match against Ballymun Kickhams will be rescheduled. Well done lads – keep it lit.  
In the Joy Cup, the lads made it to the final against St Margaret’s on Saturday 30th June. Unfortunately a slightly depleted squad came out the wrong side of a 0-18 to 1-11 scoreline. Hard luck to all involved and thanks to the large travelling support on the day.
The two Ladies teams have recently resumed matches after the June break.
In Ladies Division 2 league and cup, the ladies had an away league loss to Cuala and an important 3-8 to 2-9 home win against Garda Westmanstown Gaels in the cup.  The ladies are working very hard to re-build after recent retirements, injuries and even maternity leaves.
In the Division 8 league and cup, unfortunately the ladies came up short against Lucan Sarsfields and Na Gaeil Óga. During the holiday season, the squad has welcomed younger players on board and it is brilliant to see so many sisters playing together – we counted 10 sisters in one fixture alone. Thanks to Pat Moore who stepped in while Paul O’Dea was unavailable. In the Junior G Championship, the first fixture was conceded by St Finian’s Newcastle and there will be three more fixtures in the weeks ahead.

Juvenile Boys and Go Games

In U16 Division 5, the lads are joined first and ahead on goal difference at the start of the summer break. A depleted squad fell short in their final league fixture against Na Fianna in July.
Our U14 Division 7 team are currently third in their league. Their final home fixture before the break finished MOW 4-10 Ballinteer St John’s 5-9.
In U12s Division 6, the boys have entered the summer break at the top of the table. This follows a 5-9 to 0-2 home win against Crumlin, a 11-4 to 4-5 home win against Clontarf and an 8-9 to 3-7 away win against Ballyboden St Enda’s. A home friendly against St Sylvesters recorded a 9-6 to 6-6 win and was assisted by some of our U11 Boys.
In our Go Games teams, the U8s played Oliver Plunketts ER at home, the U9s played Naomh Fionnbarra at home and St Patrick’s Stamullen and Round Towers Lusk away and the U11 Boys played Palmerstown at home and St Margarets away. All teams are now on their summer break.

Juvenile Girls

Our LGFA Gaelic4Girls programme concluded with the girls participating in a Leinster blitz on Saturday 16th June in Moorefield GAA in Kildare. This initiative was a great opportunity to promote the sport to new female players and we hope that the new girls will continue to play with our club. Well done to Catherine, Deirdre, Michelle and Lorraine for encouraging the girls over the 12 weeks.
The U10 and U12 Girls both hosted home blitzes in June. The U10 girls also played O’Dwyers away and the U12 Girls hosted Robert Emmets at home before stopping for their summer break. Our U14, U16 and Minor Ladies all continue their summer break.

Condolences

Sadly, our Man O’War community has had some more bereavements in recent weeks. Once again we extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Will Prout and Billy Carney, especially to our mentors Lisa Moore Prout and Michelle Carney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílse. May they rest in peace.

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Club Notes / Notaí Club – 10ú Meitheamh 2018

Club News

It has been wonderful to see 4 small pitch games and 2 full pitch matches being played concurrently on various days at our club in recent weeks and in this glorious sunny weather. 
Groundworks have continued and the brickwork for a new entrance has been completed and looks fantastic. A new gate will follow. New wash basins have been installed in the clubhouse. Members of the Men’s team helped Dermot and Kevin to clear the broken ball stops between the two pitches and new ball stops will follow in due course.
We were delighted to learn that after a lengthy selection procedure, Ailene Fanning and Emma Dolan have progressed to the next stage of the U17 Dublin Development Squad. Well done girls.
We really need more parents of juvenile players to step forward and assist Kevin Murphy with carpark supervision on juvenile training and match days, especially the busy Tuesday nights. Please contact your team mentor to volunteer. Parents are also responsible for ensuring that their children are supervised at all times, especially around the carpark area.

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

Online registration for our Summer Skills and Drills Camp will open over the next couple of days. We need to receive your completed online form by 28th June to guarantee that your child will receive their personalised gear order at the camp. This is due to the leadtime from our supplier. Every year some late registrants are disappointed to have to wait until after the camp for their gear. More information can be found on the club facebook page and at the clubhouse.

Adult Teams

Joe’s Men 1st team are currently ranked an impressive fourth out of 16 teams in the Division 4 league after a 1-5 to 0-8 win against St Finian’s Swords, a 0-12 to 0-10 win against Thomas Davis and a 1-9 to 0-12 draw against Skerries Harps.  There is no Junior 1 Championship action again until September and the lads are currently top of their group.  In the Joy Cup, the lads are straight through to a semi-final against Skerries. 
Martin and David’s Men’s 2nd team are currently unbeaten in the Division 11 league and are joined second out of 11 teams. In recent weeks, they beat Garristown 4-13 to 0-8, Scoil Uí Chonaill 2-11 to 1-13 and Castleknock 1-13 to 2-9.
After Junior Championship defeats against Naomh Barróg and Garda Westmanstown Gaels, Siobhán and Caroline’s Ladies 1st Team clocked up a 5-13 to 2-14 win against Ballinteer St John’s. Unfortunately this won’t be enough to progress to the next stages of the competition. Their Division 2 League and Cup will resume at the end of June.
In their Division 8 league and with 5 wins out of 8, Paul and Peter’s Ladies 2nd team are joined third with 4 other teams in a group of 11 teams. The ladies beat Shankill 2-10 to 1-5 and Na Fianna 9-13 to 5-8 but came out the wrong side of a 2-15 to 5-13 result against Wanderers. At the end of June, their Cup will start and their League fixtures will resume.
Damien and Liz’s Minor Ladies are currently joined first in their Division 4 group of 8 teams. In recent weeks, they beat Na Fianna 9-13 to 5-8 and drew 3-8 to 4-5 with St Brigid’s. Their final standing will be known when one remaining fixture is played by other teams.  

Juvenile Boys and Go Games

It’s seldom that managers will say this but when our U16 Boys clocked up a Division 5 win of 8-16 to 0-5 against St Vincent’s, it was a masterclass display by the 20 lads. That’s 8 out of 8 and top of the table in a group of 10 teams. The final fixture against Na Fianna will take place after the exams and will be a league decider for first place.  
The U14 Boys recently beat Fingallians 5-17 to 4-6 and are currently second in league Division 7 in a group of 8 teams. They will have two more matches before the summer break.
The U12 Boys are currently joined first in a Division 6 group of 10 teams with two wins out of two and a recent 11-10 to 2-3 win against Ballinteer St John’s. 
At Go Games level, our U8s have played St Peter’s. Our U9s have been busy with local derby fixtures against St Peter’s, O’Dwyers and Round Towers Lusk. Our U11s have played St Brendan’s. 

Juvenile Girls

The U14 Girls finished up second in their Division 5 league of 7 teams with a 1-7 to 3-0 win against St Brigids. Congratulations to Ciara Hartford who represented the club with honour at the annual Féile Skillstars competition. Ciara was among the top group of players who only dropped 1 point on this intensive and time-based skills course.
U12 Girls have played league matches and friendlies against St Sylvesters. The U10 Girls have played against Raheny, St Sylvester’s and Kilmacud Crokes. The Gaelic4Girls LGFA programme to encourage and develop new players aged 8-12 years is ongoing. 

Condolences

Once again we extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Carmel White, especially Liz White and Ailene and Thi. We also remember Mary Martin and send our condolences to the large number of people in her family who have strong links with our club both past and present. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílse. May they rest in peace.

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Club Notes / Notaí Club – 13Ú Bealtaine 2018

Club News

We all miss having Mickey Gaffney on the sidelines during training and matches and we wish him a speedy recovery.
Groundworks have been taking place as part of our club development. In recent weeks the main carpark has been re-surfaced and extended and the site of the old clubhouse has been levelled and covered.
Thank you to all the juvenile parents, players and mentors who participated in our fundraising bagpacking at Moriarty’s Supervalu Balbriggan over the May bank holiday weekend.
Three new level 1 referees have completed their training and have joined referee coordinator Tony Murphy’s panel. They are Emma Dolan, Lara McKeown and Sorcha Murphy.
We are all proud to see Conor Dolan from our U16s team continuing to make progress playing with the Dublin U15s panel. At present, we have a number of U14 and Minor female players participating in the DLGFA U13 and U17 Dublin Development squads that will go on to select the Dublin U14 and Minor teams for 2019.

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

The annual registration of senior, juvenile and Gaelic4Mothers female players takes place before the end of May. Our Ladies Secretary Fionnuala Sheridan would like to remind female players that the club cannot pass on their personal details to the DLGFA for registration without a player’s signed consent on their club membership form, accompanied by their club membership.  
Our LGFA Gaelic4Girls programme continues every Friday 7-8pm and targets girls aged 8-12 years who are not currently playing with any club. New participants are always welcome. Contact Deirdre on 087 3070928.
Our Summer Skills and Drills Camp will take place during the week of 13th-17th August 2018. More information can be found on the club facebook and registration will open soon.

Match Focus

Adult Teams
Joe’s Men’s 1st Team are in good form following a home league win MOW 0-12 Clanna Gael Fontenoy 1-7 and a home win in their first championship match MOW 2-11 St Kevin’s Killian’s 0-4.
Unfortunately Martin’s Men’s 2nd team bowed out of their championship with an away defeat to Castleknock, 
We cannot underestimate the development that is taking place in Siobhán and Caroline’s relatively new and young Ladies 1st Team. They are playing at Division 2 and are achieving strong scorelines but a win continues to allude them. They fell short by just 1 point in their league fixtures against Templeogue Synge Street and Garda Westmanstown Gaels. Their Cup campaign opened with a defeat against Parnells. Keep the heads up ladies and the wins will follow. Thanks to retink Graphics for sponsoring their new set of jerseys.
Our Ladies 2nd team have made it 3 out of 3 league wins against St Finian’s Newcastle, St Jude’s and Clontarf. Thanks to Peter Dolan who has stepped into the breach while coach Paul is unavailable due to work commitments.
The Minor Ladies started their league campaign with an away defeat against Beann Eadair and made up for this with consecutive wins against St Patrick’s Donabate and Ballyboden St Enda’s. St Anne’s have conceded this Monday’s scheduled fixture.
Juvenile Boys and Go Games
U16 Boys had an away win in the league finishing Cuala 0-6 v MOW 4-15, while Ballinteer St John’s conceded their fixture.
Following a league defeat to Robert Emmets, the U14 Boys delighted everyone with their nail-biting semi-final against St Jude’s in Féile na nÓg on Sat 5th May. The lads lost by just 1 point after coming back from an 18 point deficit. Final Score MOW 6-4 St Jude’s 4-11.
U12 After six years together, this team concluded their grading season with a tough away fixture against Kilmacud Crokes. This set them up for their first ever competitive league match at home which finished up MOW 5-7 RT Lusk 4-6.
At Go Games level, the U11s have enjoyed a blitz at Clann Mhuire and a home game against Erin go Bragh. The U9s have been busy with matches against St Peregrine’s, St Peter’s, Ballymun Kickhams and Erin’s Isle. Our new U8s panel have played Fingal Ravens and Naomh Barróg.
Juvenile Girls
Our U16 Girls have just completed their league campaign in a strong position close to the top of the table with 3 wins against Naomh Fionnbarra, Skerries Harps and O’Dwyers and a defeat against Ballyboden St Enda’s.
The U14 Girls came back reinvigorated after their AIG Féile and are going from strength to strength. They have clocked up league wins against Foxrock Cabinteely, Trinity Gaels and Ballyboden St Enda’s.
U12 Girls beat Na Fianna at home on Bank Holiday Monday. The U10 Girls have played an away match against St Jude’s

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Club Notes/Notaí Club – 15ú Aibreán 2018

Club News

The weather and pitch playability issues wreaked havoc with fixtures and training everywhere over the past three weeks but we are now getting back on track. A huge thanks to Kevin Murphy and Dermot Sheridan for monitoring and tending to our pitches.
Unfortunately we had to make the tough but correct decision to cancel the Easter Camp. Safety and player satisfaction had to be our priority. 
Man O’War is one of only two Dublin venues chosen for the LGFA’s Gaelic4Girls programme in 2018. G4G encourages girls aged 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a club to try out Gaelic football and get active. Our programme started on Friday 13th April and will run on Fridays from 7pm to 8pm rain or shine, indoors or outdoors.  New participants are welcome to join in along the way. The cost is nominal at €10 and the girls will receive a G4G jersey. Credit is due to mentors Deirdre, Catherine and Michelle for leading this initiative. For more information, contact Deirdre 087 3070928 or Siobhán 086 3116824.
Fair play to our ‘man in the tractor’, Eoin Moore, who started his recent birthday celebrations by spreading out the remaining stones around the clubhouse and car park.
And thanks to the inimitable Liz White who has submitted another O’Neills gear order on behalf of members this weekend.
Thank you also to the parents who have volunteered to help Kevin manage the traffic and parking on our busy Tuesday training nights. We need parents to assist every week so please contact your team mentor.
We are delighted to host schools matches where possible and have welcomed Hedgestown NS, Milverton NS, Balrothery NS, Corduff NS and Lusk Community College in recent weeks.
Various Dublin Development squads are underway. Best of luck to Ciara McKeown and Sarah Stenson who are participating at U13s, Conor Dolan at U15s and Ailene Fanning and Emma Dolan at U17s.

Match Focus

Adult Teams
Joe’s Men’s 1st team clocked up an important win in their first Junior Championship fixture today away at Na Gaeil Óga in a really hard fought match. Final score Na Gaeil Óga 1-7 MOW 1-14. Martin’s Men’s 2nd team weren’t so lucky in their opening Championship match and lost out by just two points in a local home derby against O’Dwyers.
Siobhán and Caroline’s Ladies 1st team have started the season with real passion and two impressive performances. This hasn’t translated into a win yet but the high scorelines say a lot with MOW 5-9 St Maur’s 8-16 (league) and Clann Mhuire 3-16 MOW 4-10 (cup). Paul, Bernice and Sharon’s Ladies 2nd team lost out to a stronger Round Towers Lusk team in their first league match of the season.  Siobhán, Liz and Damien’s Minor Ladies are due to start their season very soon.
Juvenile Boys and Go Games
Peter and John’s U16s lads go from strength to strength and had a very convincing league win away to Ros-Brigín (St Maurs-O’Dwyers) this weekend with a 3-12 scoreline from Conor Dolan alone.  
Tom, Robbie and Paul’s U14s lads continued their run of wins this weekend with a 7-9 to 2-1 away win over Lucan Sarsfields (on a pitch with 2 hills!). Well done to Captain Conor Moore who led by example in his performance. Every player in every position stepped up to the mark. It is great to see all the travelling support, which is a big bonus for the lads.
Michael and Sean’s U12 lads continue to put in great performances in their grading matches.  A depleted squad travelled to Crumlin in awful weather. Player of the Match was Cian Derham and the lads finished up on the wrong side of Crumlin 5-7 MOW 3-7. The boys then played under the lights at home with a final score of MOW 11-11 Na Fianna 4-3.
Pat and Niall’s U11s will be back in action soon. Mal, David, Paul and Sharon’s U9s have played away at Craobh Chiaráin and at home to Colmcille’s Bettystown in a 2 team league. Lisa, Aidan and Olive’s U8s enjoyed an away match at Fingal Ravens and then hosted an impressive home blitz against Garristown and Fingal Ravens this weekend on 3 small pitches. Thanks to all the mentors and parents who provided a wonderful spread for everyone and helped tidy up the grounds and clubhouse afterwards.  
Juvenile Girls
Siobhán and Tony’s U16 Ladies are playing great football. They were unlucky to finish MOW 3-3 to Bray Emmets 3-4 at home and then clocked up an impressive win away against O’Dwyers with O’Dwyers 2-2 MOW 5-9 this weekend. We wonder if one of the secrets to the success of this squad is the high number of sisters playing in the team – 9 girls from the Hartford, McKeown, Cody and Mcauley families!   
The AIG Féile is a highlight of the U14 calendar and Colin, Stevo, Anna and Fiona’s panel of 18 girls did us proud this weekend. While most divisions were postponed due to pitch playability, our Division 5 went ahead. Captain Lucy Andrews was an impressive leader and was ably assisted by vice captain Ciara Hartford. All the girls showed great commitment and really supported each other both on and off the pitch. A big thank you to Amy from the U12s for playing and still making it to her U12s match on the day. The girls came second in their qualifying group at the Robert Emmet’s venue and travelled to Westmanstown to play Westmanstown Gaels in their semi-final. The girls lost out to the team who would eventually win the final. Well done to all the girls and a huge thanks to our travelling support who stuck with us over a very long day. Coincidentally, the U14s overlapped with our U12 girls away at Robert Emmets and our U10 girls away at Westmanstown. These  younger girls have a lot to aspire to.
Catherine and Michelle’s U12 Girls had a great turnout for their away match in Robert Emmets yesterday. The teams were evenly matched but MOW came out on top with Robert Emmets 3-8 MOW 4 -7. The girls put in a great display of football with Sophia holding the fort in goals and making some great saves. Well done to our defence with Caitlin and Teagan H and Sarah providing great support and blocks together with great kick outs to midfield. There was good running from Anna and Hannah feeding into Amy and ‘the pocket rocket’ Alex. Well done to our forwards Alannah scoring a hat trick of goals and Teagan L getting on the score sheet. It was a great contribution from a fantastic group of girls. Thanks also to Ailbhe for stepping in as we were tight on numbers. She was a great addition to the team. It’s great to be playing again and the girls are looking forward to their next match. 
Deirdre and Catherine’s U10 Girls played away to a strong Westmanstown Gaels team on Saturday. They played their hearts out, showed great teamwork and never gave up. We can see a real improvement in skills by everyone. A big thank you to the great support on the day.  

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Club Notes/Notaí Club – 25ú Márta 2018

Club News

Please take the time to learn more about the important roles and processes that are in place in our club to ensure we are compliant with national requirements for Child Safeguarding and Protection. Our Children’s Officer is Alice Sheridan and our Designated Liaison Person is Frank Mongey. See our website homepage for more information. 
There was a great turnout from the juvenile section at the St Patrick’s parade in Balbriggan and we enjoyed the photos and videos on our club facebook. Thanks to everyone involved. Seachtain na Gaeilge a bhí ann agus táimid ag spreagadh gach ball den chlub chun cabhrú leis an nGaeilge a chur chun cinn sa chlub. Seachtain na Gaeilge took place during March and we are trying to encourage every member of the club to help promote Irish within the club. Watch out for more information from our Irish Officer Emma McGlynn. #longcogaidhabú
It is great to see club fundraising and team subscriptions invested back into the teams. Almost every team has received new equipment and balls this year. A big thank you to Liz White who coordinated the most recent purchases that arrived last week.
Thanks to everyone who made a donation at our recent History Evening and sent €508 to the very worthwhile Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre in Drogheda.
Our facilities team continues to improve our clubhouse and grounds. A special thanks to our neighbour Val Farrell from B&V Nursery who recently planted a new hedge along the front of the club. 

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

3rd to 5th April: Easter Skills and Drills Camp for Nursery to U14s. Please pre-register your child on the club website now. http://www.manowargfc.com/juvenile/easter-skills-drills-camp-2018/
Some 2018 Club membership payments and completed signed consent forms are still overdue. Members are asked to organise these immediately. See club website and contact your team mentor.

Match Focus

Men’s 1st Team League final score St Margaret’s 0-14  MOW 1-09. This was a tough game and Joe’s lads put in a great effort and deserved more than the final score. Their attention now switches to the championship which starts on 15th April. 
Men’s 2nd Team League final score Fingal Ravens 5-5 MOW 5-7. This was a good win and it was heartening to see a strong panel of 23 lads and so many younger lads coming through.  
Our two Senior Ladies teams will play their league matches on Wednesday 28th March, with the 1st Team at home to St Maur’s at 730pm and the 2nd Team away to Round Towers Lusk at 630pm.
In the boys juvenile section on Saturday: U14 Boys final score MOW 6-10 Ballyboden St Enda’s 5-8. The supporters and referee at the U14s match will tell you that this was an absolute cracker of a match and you could not take your eyes off it. There was great fighting spirit and the lads never gave up and put in a complete team performance. Most of the lads stayed on to see the U16 lads deliver an absolutely blistering display. U16 Boys final score MOW 14-17 Kilmacud Crokes 1-2. Our U12 lads travelled to Fingal Ravens for a challenge match earlier in the day, under the watchful eye of Ireland’s Got Talent judge Jason Byrne on the sideline!
In the girls juvenile section on Sunday: U14 Ladies final score St Mary’s Saggart 2-2  MOW 0-8. Colin and Stevo’s relatively young and inexperienced U14 Girls team are going from strength to strength and were unlucky to finish with a draw in this league match – see team pictured below. The U16 Ladies had a good win at home in the league in a closely fought fixture. U16 Ladies final score MOW 8-08 O’Toole’s 3-12. On Saturday, our U10 Girls played a challenge match at home against Fingallians while our U12 Girls travelled to Shankill. 

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Club Notes – 11th March 2018

Club News

We were delighted to learn this week that we have been awarded a Sports Capital Grant to develop our first floor into a gym and exercise area in a manner that complies with fire safety and disability access requirements. We received an initial grant in December but appealed it to ensure we had sufficient funds to carry out all the necessary works. Thank you to all of our Development Committee, in particular Tom Hoare and Dermot Sheridan.
Unfortunately, the severe snow incident and Storm Emma have left only one of our ball stops standing between pitches 1 and 2. The thaw and ongoing wet conditions have rendered sections of our pitches unplayable at times. This will be reviewed during the week and team mentors will be kept updated. Thanks to Kevin Murphy for all his coordination.

Over the past 10 days, the severe weather, International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day have reminded us how lucky we are to have such a supportive and talented community both inside and outside of our club grounds. A special thanks goes to Michael Hoey and his team at Country Crest for distributing food to local residents during the storm, rescuing vehicles and keeping the local roads open.

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

Now! Some 2018 Club membership payments and completed signed consent forms are now overdue. Members are asked to organise these immediately. Some members paid their membership fees online but did not submit a signed form and reminders have been sent to them by email. See club website and contact your team mentor.
Tuesday 13th March: Juvenile Committee Meeting 830pm.
Saturday 17th March: St Patrick’s Day parade at 2pm in Balbriggan. More information will follow from team mentors and on club facebook during the week.
3rd to 5th April: Easter Skills and Drills Camp for Nursery to U14s.

Match Focus

Storm Emma and the Beast from the East meant that all senior and juvenile fixtures were cancelled across Dublin over the weekend of 3rd/4th March. Many pitches were still unplayable this weekend and only two competitive fixtures went ahead from our fixtures list.
U16 Boys League. Final Score: Ballyboden St Enda’s 1-2 MOW 3-20. The U16s boys winning start to the season continued with a comfortable win on Saturday away against Ballyboden. The lads are working so hard on and off the pitch. The stand out performance was a flawless game for Joe Ferguson in the back line. Our scorers were Conor Dolan 0-8, Jack Nolan 1-4, Sam Clancy 0-6, John Bell 0-1, Adam Stenson 1-0, Seamus Cassin 1-0 and Fionn Slattery 0-1.
U12 Boys Grading Match. Final Score: MOW 4-9 St Oliver Plunkett’s 1-4. The U12 lads had a great game at home on Sunday with a superb team effort, fantastic passing and movement and a positive contribution from every member of the panel. Man of the Match was a close call with the two half backs being superb. They were pipped at the final post by a superb midfield performance from Sean Tobin. Well done all.

Condolences

Those who collaborate with the Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football Association (DGLFA) were saddened to hear of the passing of the mother of Kathleen Colreavy as well as the brother of Fintan Keeling. May they rest in peace.

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Club Notes – 25th February 2018

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

Tuesday 27th February: Executive Committee Meeting 830pm.
Wednesday 28th February: Juvenile Committee Meeting 9pm.
Wednesday 28th February: deadline for 2018 Club Membership payments and receipt of signed membership forms.
Saturday 17th March: more information will follow soon with our plans for St Patrick’s Day.
3rd to 5th April: Easter Skills and Drills Camp for Nursery to U14s.

Club News

Congratulations to Bernice Jones Moore for organising a successful history night in the clubhouse on Friday 23rd February. Local historian Jim Walsh brought the famous Man O’War Turk’s Head to the clubhouse and regaled the 70 or so guests with stories of the history of the local area. Thank you Jim! The audience also enjoyed lots of lovely home baking and sandwiches. Bernice would like to give a special mention to Irene, Meave, Catherine, Miriam, Martin and Cyril for all their help. This was a free event for the community and contributions were collected towards the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre in Drogheda.
Well done to our Ladies 1st Team for holding a bag-packing fundraiser all weekend in Moriarty’s Supervalu Balbriggan to raise funds for equipment and gear.
Starting next week, we are delighted to welcome back our local primary schools for their Fingal Schools League matches. In recent years, we have hosted matches for Hedgestown, Milverton and Corduff. This year we are pleased to welcome Balrothery NS to play their home matches for the first time.
Thanks to the efforts of Kevin Murphy and Dermot Sheridan and the cooperation of all teams, this week the pitches re-opened for training on Thursday and were available for matches this weekend.

Match Reports

On Saturday, a large group of supporters and friends gathered for two home league fixtures and, in particular, to show solidarity to our U16s mentor Peter Dolan and our U16s player Conor Dolan. This followed the passing of Marian Dolan on Friday, a beloved sister and aunt. The U16 lads did the Dolan family proud and clocked up a huge scoreline. Final Score MOW 20-15 St Patrick’s 1-01.
This was preceded by a super performance from the U14 Boys against Kilmacud Crokes. With all the flus gone and just a few injuries lingering, it was great to see their growing confidence in attacking and their commitment in defending. The home supporters got to see what the lads are capable of and even had a bit of sunshine. Final score MOW 12-11 Kilmacud Crokes 2-03.
Sunday saw the start of our girls competitive season. The U14 Girls were away at Garda Westmanstown Gaels. Credit to players Ciara McKeown and Sarah Stenson who came straight from playing a match at their U13 Dublin Development trials. Half of this young team is brand new to full pitch, competitive football and these new players blended in confidently with our more experienced girls. Well done to full back Niamh Hoare for trying her hand in goals and making some great saves and kick outs. By half time, we were one goal up but unfortunately the girls simply ran out of steam in the closing stages. The final score was a respectable Westmanstown 3-9 MOW 2-6.
Our U16 Ladies were also away to Westmanstown on Sunday. The girls played well but just couldn’t get the scores they needed this time. Final score Westmanstown 6-7 MOW 0-7.

Condolences

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Marian Dolan. We send our heartfelt condolences to her brother Peter, who is our esteemed club mentor and Juvenile Secretary, as well as to Barbara, Emma, Conor, Charlie and Amanda and all of Marian’s family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Club Notes – 18th February 2018

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

Friday 23rd February at 8pm: Members and friends are welcome to an evening with local historian Jim Walsh to learn more about the history of the Man O’War area. This community event in our clubhouse is free and donations are invited towards the Gary Kelly Cancer Research Centre. Contact Bernice on 086 8242119 for more information.
Wednesday 28th February is the deadline for 2018 Club Membership payments and the receipt of signed membership forms. Please make sure you clearly tick the consent options on the form. See club website.
3rd to 5th April: bookings will open soon for our Easter Skills and Drills Camp for Nursery to U14s. See club facebook.

Club News

The following players were honoured at our Awards and Social Night on 10th February 2018:
Men’s 1st Team Player of the Year and Johnny Jones Memorial Trophy recipient – David O’Hara
Ladies 1st Team Player of the Year – Dearbhla Sheridan
Men’s Young Player of the Year – Joey McKenna
Ladies Young Player of the Year – Rachel Doran
Men’s 2nd Team Player of the Year – James Kelly
Ladies 2nd Team Player of the Year – Emma Dolan
Ladies 2nd Team Special Recognition Award – Sharon Caffrey
Minor Ladies Player of the Year – Ailene Fanning
Minor Ladies Players’ Player of the Year – Holly Hernon
Gaelic4Mothers&Others Player of the Year – Anna Horan
A new U8 team is always an important step in our club’s development. The brand new U8 boys and girls enjoyed their first match away at Innisfails on Saturday and 22 players togged out this week and played 3 matches each. It is great to see so many children graduate from Siobhan’s Nursery section and to welcome new players to the club.
There can be no teams without club volunteers. The new U8 team has been made possible by three new mentors – our ladies player Lisa Prout (née Moore), parent Aidan Kelly and retired ladies player Olive Hoare (née White). Our U14 Girls have three new mentors. Anna McKeown is now joined by retired senior players Colin Hartford and Stephen Thompson as well as Gaelic4Mothers player Fiona Carey.
Congratulations to Luke Horan and Jason Derham who have successfully completed their Referee Level 2 qualification and can now referee U11 and U12 Boys matches. Best of luck to all our young referees as the new season starts.
Access to both pitches continues to be limited. As of Sunday 18th February, both pitches are closed for training due to poor conditions and the bad weather. Team mentors will be updated during the week. Thanks to Kevin Murphy and Dermot Sheridan who are working behind the scenes to try to have pitches available for next weekend’s matches.

Match Reports

We kept a clean sheet in our competitive fixtures on the first weekend of the season.
Our two Senior Men’s teams got their new season off to a good start on Sunday with two away wins in the league. Our Men’s 1st Team are managed by Joe Green, who is supported by selectors Paul, Conor and Gary Moore. The lads finished up St Monica’s 0-13 MOW 2-13. Our Men’s 2nd Team are managed by Martin Moore and Paul O’Hara. They had a decisive win with a final score of St Peregrine’s 0-7 MOW 4-5. Well done lads.
U14 Boys League. Final Score: Ballinteer St John’s 5-7 MOW 6-9. The U14 lads travelled to south of the county on Saturday, visiting Ballinteer St. John’s. With a number of players missing or just back from the flu, our numbers were very tight and some lads were playing on low batteries. The team gave all they had and with minutes left in match we were 5 points behind. However the lads displayed great spirit and fought back to see us win by 5 points! Thanks to all who travelled to support them – they were certainly entertained.
U16 Boys League. Final Score: St Finian’s 6-6 MOW 7-8. The U16s season kicked off on Saturday with a fantastic well fought out win by the lads from the top of the hill. Down at half time by 2-5 to 4-3 against St Finians and against the wind, in the second half we turned a 4 point deficit into a 5 point win. Great performances all round, with John Bell (3-0), Adam Stenson (1-0), Conor Dolan (1-5), Jack Nolan (0-1), Aaron Gough (0-1) and Sam Clancy (0-1) but it was super sub Fionn Slattery back from injury who came on with 15 mins to go to bag 2 goals. Also superb in the back line were Cian Pettigrew and Ben Mckiernan plus our James Downes covering goals. Well done to the 18 fit lads who togged out.
Unfortunately the U12 Boys league grading match away at Oliver Plunkett’s did not go ahead.
As well as our U8 team, three other younger teams enjoyed Go Games action and played their first matches of the season on Saturday. The U9 team was away to St Vincent’s and the U11 Boys were at home to Castleknock. Our U10 girls hosted St. Vincent’s. It was great to see so many girls involved and 18 girls turned out on Saturday, some for the very first time. The girls played two very sporting and tough matches against a team with a very similar ethos to us. They certainly put on a brilliant display for our great crowd of supporters. Well done to all the girls from both teams. Special mention to Clodagh and Erin who lined out for St. Vincent’s for part of the match.
Our U14 Girls and our Ladies 2nd team continued their pre-season preparation with challenge matches against St Maur’s and Colmcille’s of Bettystown, respectively.

Support our Local Businesses

Our Gaelic4Mothers team are now proudly wearing their new hoodies sponsored by Bank of Ireland Mobile Mortgage Management – tell their teammate Bobbie Owens on 087 2858466 that the Ma’s sent you for mortgage advice! Our Senior, Minor and U16 ladies appreciate the dedication of Eoin Cashen and his team at Resolve Fitness in Lusk during their pre-season training. And thanks to Geraldine Murphy of Trophies for Winners in Balbriggan who did a great job providing the Senior Award winners trophies last week. Please support our local businesses and services.

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Club Notes – 10th February 2018

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

Saturday 10th February at 8pm: Our Senior Awards presentation evening is taking place in the Man O’War pub this evening. We will keep you posted on who our Senior Men, Senior Ladies, Minor Ladies and Gaelic4Mothers Players of the Year are.
Friday 23rd February at 8pm: Members and friends are welcome to an evening with local historian Jim Walsh to learn more about the history of the Man O’War area. This community event in our clubhouse is free and donations are invited towards the Gary Kelly Cancer Research Centre. Contact Bernice on 086 8242119 for more information.
Wednesday 28th February: 2018 Club Membership is due by this date. Payments must be accompanied by a signed membership form with the relevant signed consents. If you didn’t make it up to our Membership and Registration event on 3rd February, please contact your team mentor immediately. More information and an online payment facility are available on our club website.

Club News

Man O’War GAA is delighted to have been selected as a Gaelic4Girls programme participant in 2018. We are one of only two Dublin clubs whose application was successful. More information will follow soon.
Our pitches still remain closed for training, by order of the club Executive. The priority is to ensure that pitches are available for competitive fixtures and we need everyone’s cooperation. Credit is due to Kevin Murphy and Dermot Sheridan for their efforts to manage the grounds during the ongoing bad weather.
We all wish our senior men’s player Shane Mulligan the very best on his travels to Australia. Keep the Man O’War flag flying for us Shane!

Match Reports

Our U12 lads are the first team to play a competitive fixture in the 2018 season. Result: Man O’War 3-6 St Margaret’s 1-3, League grading match, Saturday 10th February 2018. Match report: Michael Day, U12 Boys Mentor.
After 5 years on the road, countless training sessions, a game under lights in Croke Park, frazzled coaches and the odd BBQ and blitz thrown in, our new Man O’War U12 boys finally played their first competitive match today in a grading game versus a strong St. Margaret’s team. Many of those players who first lined out in February 2013 at the age of 6 years against Round Towers Lusk continue to play today. The years of playing together culminated in a great performance. Absolutely superb performances by all. The starting team was Charlie in goals. A defence of Kian, Daragh, Kyle, Sam and Jamie who conceded a total of only 0-1 in the second half against the wind. Midfield of Harley and Victor who ran the game throughout. And a forwards line-up who in tough conditions kept the scoreboard ticking over – Cian, Seamus, Flynn, Oisin and Eoghan. It was a tough call for Man of the Match for mentors Michael and Sean but it went to Harley who controlled the midfield for much of the game. Special thanks to Paul Wilde from Skerries Harps who did an excellent job refereeing this game.

Condolences

In recent weeks, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Peggy Gavin and extend our condolences to Malachy Gavin and family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Club Notes – 23rd January 2018

Pre-Season

Despite the weather, almost every panel from Nursery to Senior level is now back training at the club, in local gyms and sports centres and at the beach. All teams are recruiting so please contact us (below) if you require more information. Unfortunately, the pitches must remain closed. We are doing our very best to ensure that the pitches will be playable for the first competitive matches scheduled for February. All teams and visitors should continue to observe this closed pitch notice.

Next up on our 2018 Calendar

Our Senior Awards presentation evening is scheduled to take place on Saturday 10th February. More information will be provided soon.
We will announce our 2018 membership and player registration arrangements over the coming week. From 2018, it is obligatory that all juvenile and senior players complete and sign a registration form. This will help us to fulfil data protection laws and registration requirements from the GAA/DLGFA as well as to ensure we have signed permissions and consents for various activities. We also require up-to-date contact information for everyone to help us improve our communications.

Club News

Planning: On Saturday 13th January, 30 of the club’s brightest and best met to plan how we can deliver the first set of targets in our 5 Year Strategic Plan. We will need lots of volunteers to assist with one-off tasks and with projects during the year and will keep you updated. For more information or to offer your help, please contact Seán Owens on 086 4126335.
Mentor Training and Vetting: It is a priority for our club that all of our volunteer mentors working with juvenile players meet child protection requirements as well as best practice in coaching. Twenty mentors attended the Safeguarding 1 – Child Protection in Sport Awareness workshop in the clubhouse on Saturday 20th January. Our newer coaches have been attending Fundamental Coaching workshops and we have been pleased to act as the host location for workshops on Saturday 13th and once again on Saturday 27th January. Our Children’s Officer has also been very busy ensuring that all mentors meet the current Garda Vetting requirements.
Congratulations to Niamh White from our Senior Ladies team, who togged out in blue for the DLGFA Junior Dub Stars tournament in DCU on Sunday 14th January.

Condolences

In recent weeks, we have been saddened to learn of the passing of those close to our club and to our club members. We remember Paddy Watson (Gavin family), Bridie McDonnell and Ellen Bolger (Rooney family). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílse.

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