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Seamus Reilly Tournament

Posted on: December 1st, 2017 by admin No Comments

The annual Seamus Reilly tournament took place last Saturday with a winner takes all game v Carnanross / Moynalty on what was a cold crisp afternoon for football.

Erins Isle from Dublin had also been invited but due to their club been 100 years old they had to withdraw at the last minute due to celebrations.

Kieran O Riordan had the team well prepared for the challenge and a proper team talk before Dunshaughlin took to the field laid the foundation for this victory and

from the moment the ball was thrown in determination was very obvious from the team in black & amber. Scores were coming from all over the pitch as Carnaross struggled to cope with Dunshaughlins attack. The platform for this was built from a strong midfield partnership and by half time most of the Dunshaughlin forwards were on the score sheet. Canaross to their credit showed typical North Meath spirit and never gave in, they kept the Dunshaughlin defence busy for the entire game.

Dunshaughlin were able to look to their bench and to bring on some talented players and the strength in depth showed in the second half as the black & ambers pulled clear. Some fantastic play and sweeping moves straight from the training ground were on show for those that braved the arctic conditions and it was plain to see that this group have improved over the course of the Autumn.

Carnaross who were short some of their players for this fixture can be proud of their efforts and never say die attitude but on this occasion when Mick Ryan sounded the final whistle the home team had their noses in front and brought the cup back to Dunshaughlin for the third time in six years.

Seamus Reilly who was originally from Carnaross was a mentor to an underage boys team in Dunshaughlin before his untimely passing. Since then the club have run this tournament each year and it was fitting that his wife Ger and daughter Petra were on hand to present the cup to captain Charlie O Connor.

There were refreshments provided from the parents of the home team afterwards in the clubhouse for both teams and supporters.

Thank to Mick Ryan for refereeing, Christy for marking the pitch and the parents who provided refreshments and cleaned up afterwards.

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1967/1977 Celebration Night

Posted on: November 27th, 2017 by admin No Comments

 

What an excellent night we all had on Saturday 25th in the Black Bush Golf Club to mark the 40th and 50th anniversary of our successful Junior and Intermediate championship winning teams. It was great to see old friends reunited and to relive some great stories of years gone by. The men of 67 and 77 have inspired other generations to pull on the black and amber jersey and to create their own little bit of history. A big thank you to MC Brendan Cummins who gave a very colourful insight into the goings on in the years of 1967 and 1977. From the wedding of Elvis Pressley and Priscilla Beaulieu in 1967 to Grand National winner Red Rum in 1977, Brendan gave us a great run down on these two years. To Jim Gilligan on his wonderful booklet which details the success of the two teams, to the Black Bush for hosting us and to the organising committee who helped this night come together.

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Royal Gaels seek new manager

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 by admin No Comments

Royal Gaels are seeking applications for a Manager/Management Team for our Senior Ladies Team for 2018.
This team won the Intermediate Championship in 2016 and were very competitive in the Senior Championship  this year, getting to a semi final and taking the current champions into extra time to separate the teams.
They are a hard working committed group of girls with great potential.

Applications for the position should be forwarded to royalgaels@gmail.com or by calling 087 2775169

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Celebration Night

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by admin No Comments

Join us on Saturday week, 25th November in the Black Bush Golf Club as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of our Junior Football Championship winning team and the fortieth anniversary of our first ever Intermediate title in 1977. Fifty years ago the club won the Junior title with a top class display against Skryne, winning by 5-3 to 0-4. Ten years later as an intermediate club the title was won with a 0-13 to 0-6 victory against Nobber. Some tickets are available for the event at €25 each. Contact club secretary Jim Gilligan at gilliganj@eircom.net or 086 8291816.

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Jimmy Walsh RIP

Posted on: September 30th, 2017 by admin

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.

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Race Night

Posted on: September 25th, 2017 by admin

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

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

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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

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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.