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Jimmy Walsh RIP

Posted on: September 30th, 2017 by admin No Comments

Sadly, yesterday evening we learned of the sudden and very sad passing of Jimmy Walsh, affectionately known as “The Dosser”.

Jimmy was a member of of the 1967 All Ireland winning Meath panel when he was playing club football with Drumree. He won three Leinster senior football championships with Meath in 1964, 1966 and 1967.  Prior to that he had captained Meath to Junior All-Ireland glory in 1962.

In 1977 he was a member of the Dunshaughlin football team that won the Intermediate Football Championship and of the Dunshaughlin hurling teams that won intermediate titles in 1983 and 1987 and junior in 1982, captaining the 1982 side. He also won Junior football titles with Drumree in 1959 and intermediates in 1961 and 1969. Jimmy served as Vice Chairperson of Dunshaughlin GAA (1976-78) and in later years he was Chairperson of St. Martins (1993-96).

It is true to say that Jimmy and his family had a great love for the GAA and was heavily involved in GAA at all ages in Dunshaughlin and Drumree down through the years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Race Night

Posted on: September 25th, 2017 by admin No Comments

Date for your diary. Dunshaughlin GAA/Royal Gaels LGFA Race Nite in the Arch Bar on Saturday 4th November at 8 p.m. Owners, jockeys and trainers at €10 each or all three for €25.

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Street Leagues Registration

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 by admin No Comments

We are delighted to announce that our street leagues are coming back by popular demand! It is free and eligible for all boys & girls ages 7-10 years born from 2007 to 2010 inclusive.  We have set up a facility to register online at https://goo.gl/forms/mivMCIbEYugxiUtt1 so please register your children now. Any questions can be directed to secretary.dunshaughlin.meath@gaa.ie


Join our Lotto Team

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by admin

We are looking for new members to join our Lotto Team.

The money earned from our Club Lotto keeps our club running each day, so we can’t stress how important it is to get new volunteers on board.

What do we need from you:
A couple of hours on a Saturday evening.
One Saturday evening every 6 to 8 weeks.
So, it’s only 6 or 7 Saturday evening’s per year!

If interested please come along to the GAA Pitch on Monday 4th @ 9pm for a short meeting or call 087 9114574.


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Dunshaughlin GAA Social Group

Posted on: August 24th, 2017 by admin

Enjoyable outing by the Dunshaughlin GAA Social Group on Wednesday to the Athlone area. The thirty seven strong group’s first stop was the Derryglad Folk Museum where the gang relived youthful days in the hayfield, bog and schoolroom. After lunch in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel in Athlone the crew exercised their water legs with a cruise on Captain Mike’s Viking longboat from the centre of Ireland to the Hodson Bay resort. Fine sunny weather favoured the intrepid travellers and despite a suspiciously long delay in the ‘toilet’ in Longwood by two crew members all arrived home safely by 7 pm. Thanks to Dunshaughlin GAA for its support and the gang hope to have one more outing in September/OctoberAthlone 2 Athlone 4 Athlone 5


Helping out in the community

Posted on: July 31st, 2017 by admin

A great morning was spent cleaning up the village with our Tidy Towns team on Saturday July 29th. A big thanks to all those who helped out.  Best Wishes to our Tidy Towns team next week as judging takes place.


Black Bush Sports Clubs Golf Challenge

Posted on: July 31st, 2017 by admin

On Sunday the Black Bush Golf Club hosted their second annual Sports Club Golf challenge for all local sports clubs. Clubs were invited to nominate teams consisting of 4 persons to compete over 18 holes for the Black Bush Golf Club Perpetual Trophy. There were also prizes for longest drive, nearest pin, front 9 and back 9. The team representing the Dunshaughlin GAA Golf Society captained by Jim Smith negotiated a testing course and testing weather conditions to claim 1st place. Also on the team were Declan Bannon, Neil O’Dwyer and Dessie Caldwell. Congrats to all involved in organising such a great day for the clubs and societies in the community and to the Black Bush Golf Club for their hospitality and a course that was in impeccable condition.

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Tidy Towns Litter Pick

Posted on: July 26th, 2017 by admin

Dunshaughlin GAA/Royal Gaels will be helping our Tidy Towns Team with a Litter Pick this Saturday morning at 10am. We will be meeting at the GAA Pitch at 10am. Judging in the Pride of Place competition is coming up and we would like to help in any way we can. As this is part of the club’s effort to have greater community involvement we want to have as big a turnout as possible. So come down and bring a friend!


Why not become a referee?

Posted on: July 17th, 2017 by admin

Why not become a referee & stay involved with the game?

Fitness – It’s a great way to keep fit
Ambition – Could you referee a County Final or even an All-Ireland?
Give Something Back – offers former players the opportunity to continue in the sport
Personal Development – helps to develop personal skills that are of value in all walks of life

How do I become a referee?
GAA Club Referee Course will only take 3 nights to complete & will be delivered by GAA Referee Tutors. If interested, please contact us now on secretary.dunshaughlin.meath@gaa.ie or
phone Jim Gilligan on 086 829 1816


CPR and Defibrillator Training

Posted on: July 13th, 2017 by admin

We recently had the presentation of certificates to some of our team mentors who completed CPR & Defibrillator training which was carried out by members of the local Active First Responders unit. We were delighted to be able to engage with another voluntary organisation in the parish to carry out this training and likewise they were happy to be asked to help us out. A big thank you goes to each and every one of our local Active First Responders.

Our local Active First Responders are invaluable to our community. You can support the local Active First Responders unit by attending their fundraising Pub Quiz on Friday night July 14th in An Síbín @ 8pm.

Pictured holding their certificates are Peter Brophy, Ger Reid, Derry Mc Cool and Alan Duffy along with members of the local First Responders unit.