September and October 2019

Notaí Chlub na Míosa: 24ú Deire Fómhair 2019

Nuacht / Club News

2019 is turning out to be a successful and enjoyable season at all levels. Club history has been made. You can read more in the Team News below.

Kevin Murphy and Dermot Sheridan have done a great job in ensuring that our pitches have been available for key fixtures during the recent wet weather and that no lasting damage has been done to the surfaces. This has required some restrictions to pitch use and the ongoing cooperation of team mentors is appreciated.    

October is mental health month. Our Well-Being Officer Rachael Moore met with most of our juvenile teams to highlight this topic and the positive role team sports can play. We had 92 participants at our free Irish Heart Foundation “Hands for Life” CPR Training courses in the clubhouse on Tuesday 22nd October. The feedback from the participants was very good. Thanks to Rachael Moore and Anna McKeown for organising this.

Thanks to Dermot Sheridan for coordinating the Croke Park ticket sales all year and especially for the men’s All Ireland finals. Club members Meadhbh Kelly and Martin Moore won a free ticket each to the two finals in our annual members draw. Well done to the Dubs for achieving ‘Five in a Row’. 

Bernice Jones Moore organised an outing to the Ladies All Ireland final in September and our players, mentors and parents enjoyed watching the Dublin Ladies make it ‘Three in a Row’. Thanks Bernice and well done to the Ladies. 

Our Irish Officer Emma McGlynn is working on plans to promote the Irish language, music and culture in our club. If this is an area that interests you, you can contact Emma personally or through the Facebook or email (below). You don’t have to be fluent – you just need some grá agus suim in the language, music or culture.

All of our fundraising efforts are helping towards running costs and development projects, including re-instating the lights on Pitch 1 and commencing the works to finish the upstairs of the clubhouse. Pat Moore, Mal O’Callaghan and team are doing their utmost to get all tasks finished. We always appreciate a helping hand from those with skills and trades.

  • Thanks to the adult players, mentors and supporters who volunteered to help at the East Coast Racing Festival (Killalane) in September.
  • Thanks also to the Juvenile section for covering our bagpacking in Moriarty’s Supervalu Balbriggan from 18th to 20th October, with a little help from our Ladies team.
  • Thanks to everyone who bought and sold our Golden Goal Scratchcards for the first of the All Ireland finals. The winner of the €1,000 prize was Niamh Herbert.     

We had helpers for all of these events but, as always, Liz White’s contribution was stand out brilliant – thanks Liz.

We are busy and are making progress but we need more help to realise all of our targets. Please contact us if you can volunteer.

Féilire an Chumainn / Club Calendar

In addition to the upcoming fixtures that are listed below, please note the following dates:

  • Halloween Fancy Dress Juvenile Disco on Tuesday 29th October 7-9pm in clubhouse, €5 entry for members and friends. 
  • 2019 Senior Awards and Dinner Dance on Saturday 16th November from 730pm (dinner at 8pm) in The Bracken Court Hotel. Tickets costing €35 will go on sale soon.
  • Annual General Meeting of Man O’War GFC on Monday 18th November at 730pm in the clubhouse.
  • We will host the annual Man O War Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner in our clubhouse on Thursday 5th December.
  • 2019 Juvenile Recognition and Awards event on Saturday 7th December in the clubhouse: 2-4pm for Nursery to U10s and 430pm-6pm for U12s to U16s.  

Tuairscí agus Torthaí – Adult Teams

After 27 years of Ladies football in our club, our Ladies 1st team made club history when they were crowned Dublin Junior Champions on 28th September – the first ever Championship title in our Ladies section. They had defeated Raheny 0-15 to 0-11 in the semi-final and went on to beat O’Dwyers 1-10 to 1-08 in Lawless Park. The local area was festooned in blue and yellow in the lead up to the match, the support on the day was immense and the celebrations continued in The Balrothery Inn and Man O’War Pub that weekend. We were very proud of veteran player Siobhan O’Connor who received the Player of the Match award. This recognised her stellar performance on the day and her commitment to Ladies football ever since she first togged our for our club’s first female team (Minor Ladies) in 1992. The Ladies played a very strong Navan O’Mahonys GAA away in Navan in their Leinster Quarter-Final on 5th October. It wasn’t to be, but what a great Championship season the Ladies have had. Elsewhere, the Ladies beat Kilmacud Crokes 3-10 to 2-9 in their Division 3 league playoff on 24th October under lights at home and are awaiting details of their league final.

We still have a chance of another Championship. Following a 1-22 to 1-7 win over Bank of Ireland in their Dublin Club Junior 1 Championship Quarter Final on 13th October, the Men’s 1st Team face Craobh Chiaráin in the Semi-Final this Sunday 27th October at 11am away in Clonshaugh. We are hoping for strong support on the day to help get the lads over the line. The team have been disappointed with their AFL3 campaign. Some very narrow defeats and a series of injuries did not help. They will play Division 4 in 2020.  

The Men’s 2nd team made it to their Junior G Championship Quarter Final but lost out to a strong Ballymun Kickhams. They have finished a respectable 6th out of 16 teams in AFL10. 

Our Ladies 2nd Team bowed out of their Junior G Championship when they lost to Erin’s Isle in their semi-final.  

Our Minor Ladies were in a competitive Division 3 Championship and were disappointed to lose to St Maurs in their semi-final on Saturday 19th October. They potentially face Division 4 playoffs over the coming weeks to decide who will take the league title. 

Tuairscí agus Torthaí – Juvenile Teams

Our U16 Boys played well but had a tough draw in the B Championship qualifying round. They now face Robert Emmets away in the B Shield Quarter Final on 2nd November. They also face Emmets in the Division 4 league semi-final at home on 9th November.

Our U15 Girls beat St Sylvesters in the Division 4 Championship semi-final and are through to the final against O’Tooles on Saturday 26th October at 1pm at home. Best of luck girls.

The U13 Girls were convincing winners in their Division 6 Shield semi-final against Clanna Gael Fontenoy and will play Fingallians in the Shield Final on Saturday 26th October at 330pm in Fingallians.  Come on the War!

With just one match left against Skerries Harps, our U14 Boys will have finished in the top 4 in Division 8.

The U13 Boys have been performing very well in Division 4, recently beating Kilmacud Crokes and Parnells and losing out by just 3 points to the league winners St Mark’s. They have one back match left to play. 

Our U12 Boys delighted everyone by winning their Division 6 league title at home on Friday 18th October. Well done.

At Go Games level, our teams have been very busy. The U12 Girls have played Garristown, in Robbie Delves Memorial Blitz at St Maurs, Ranelagh Gaels, Erin’s Isle and St Finian’s Newcastle. The U10 Girls have played Fingal Ravens, Fingallians, St Peregrines, RT Lusk and Erin’s Isle. Our U10 Boys have played Erin’s Isle, St Maurs, Parnells, in a blitz at Ballyboughal and St Finians Swords. Our three-team U8 Boys and Girls panel have played a blitz at St Maurs as well as Trinity Gaels and St Maurs. Our Nursery section continues to thrive with almost 50 boys and girls. They will continue training at 615pm every Tuesday. Contact Siobhan on 086 311 6824 for more information.  

Condolences / Comhbhrón

Once again we extend our sincere condolences on the passing of past club secretary Tony Dwyer, Ann Delaney (the Duffy family), Michael Daly Senior, Pat Martin and Colette Smith (Moore families). Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dílis. 

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