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Men’s Senior and Junior teams win Championship Double Header.

Posted on: April 23rd, 2019 by admin No Comments

A great day of results in Ashbourne on a scorching Easter Sunday  for our Men’s teams, our Senior team defeated Senchalstown in a pulsating contest by a single point 3-11 to 2-13 having trailed 2-4 to 0-1 in the early stages and by 6 points at the break. An Outstanding second half performance culminating in a late goal from Luke Mitchell secured the victory.

The juniors overcame O Mahonys 1-17 to 1-8 and were well on top throughout.

Posted on: April 8th, 2019 by admin No Comments

Our Annual Golf Classic will take place in Black Bush Golf Club on Friday 3rd of May.
The format is a 4 person scramble with a 1.30pm shotgun start.
Meal and presentations will take place in Black Bush immediately after the golf.
Great prizes, great fun and above all great craic.
Price per team is €240 or €60 for an individual player (you will be placed on a team by the committee)
€100 to sponsor a green or tee box
Additional sponsorship available for those who would like to sponsor prizes.
All sponsors for the day will be posted on a sign at our Clubhouse until the end of the year.
Please contact Jim Smith (087 9114574) before April 20th if you or your workplace would like to be associated with our fundraiser.
Thank you again for your continued support of the Club

Senior Football Championship Round 1

Posted on: April 4th, 2019 by admin No Comments

Dunshaughlin and Gaeil Colmcille play the 1st game of this years senior football championship this evening April 4th at 8pm. We wish all involved the best of luck and hope as many as possible get down to Skryne to support the team.

Presentation night 2019

Posted on: April 4th, 2019 by admin No Comments

Awards/Presentation Night
A very successful Presentation Night took place last Saturday and Pat Maloney was the very popular winner of the Hall of Fame Award. Pat has been a selector at juvenile and adult level, a member of the club committee, an organiser and one of the men most responsible for the superb condition of our grounds on match days. Congrats to Pat on a well deserved award.
There was great turn-out for presentations to our minor boys and girls teams; the ladies’ adult teams; the two Niamhs, Gallogly and O Sullivan who were part of the Meath team that played Tyrone in last year’s All-Ireland final; the four who were involved in Meath’s Leinster minor championship, Mathew Costelo, Luke Mitchell and county selectors Paul Nestor and Paul Murphy; Eamonn and Colette Dunne of Farmhouse Foods for their sponsorship of the Meath Ladies. Also recognised was Tom Finn who served Dunshaughlin for thrty-five years as player, selector, secretary, treasurer and committee member. All in the club wish him and his wife Evelyn many happy years in their native Kerry.
See the fabulous selection of photos by Dave Reid on our Dunshaughlin & Royal Gaels Facebook page

Posted on: April 1st, 2019 by admin No Comments

Dunshaughlin and Gaeil Colmcille have the honour of opening this years senior football championship. These two teams also met in the opening round of the 2015 campaign when Dunshaughlin recorded a comfortable win at Pairc Tailteann. We hope Antony Moyles and the lads get the same result.
The opening round throws in under lights in Skryne this Thursday April 4th at 8pm.

With the clocks going forward there is a stretch in the evenings and along with the month of April inter-county fixture free, we have a busy week ahead for the juvenile boys and the other Men’s teams.
It all starts this evening (Monday) April 1st with the u12s away to Walterstown.
Tomorrow evening our under 16’s open their league campaign at home against Ratoath.
Wednesday and Thursday evenings sees each of our under 14’s playing home games, Dunderry (Div 8) & Duleek/Bellewstown (Div 3).
Saturday morning both our under 8’s and under 10’s travel to play Summerhill.
On Sunday (April 7th) at noon our Junior A Championship team play Skryne in the first round in Dunsany at 12 noon.
On the following Saturday April 13th our Junior D Championship team play their opening game against Longwood in Longwood at 7pm.

Posted on: March 8th, 2019 by admin

Executive Committee Update

Wednesday, 20th February 2019



A wide range of correspondence was received since the last meeting including various coaching courses, adult fixtures, need for video permits to video games; Summer Cúl camps, in Dunshaughlin 22-26 July; Transfers Out: David Baggott to Michael Cusack’s, Australia; club accounts sent to County Board; affiliation fees for adult men’s teams €5,625, juvenile boys €1,280.

Juvenile Presentation

  • Presentation arranged for 6 p.m. Sunday 24th February in Pastoral centre. Mathew Costello, Luke Mitchell and Niamh Gallogly to present the medals.
  • Medals for girls: U16 Shield, U15 Div 2 Cup, U13 Shield RU, U12 Div 1 Shield RU, U12 Res Cup Winners
  • Medals for boys: Under 15 Sevens and Seamus Reilly Tournament winners.


Votes of Sympathy:

  • Families of Lally McCormack and Michael O Brien.
  • Tribute was paid to Lally who gave 30 years to the club as umpire, selector, steward and officer and was a wonderful clubman. A tribute was also paid to him at the last County Board meeting.


Pitch Sponsorship

  • A presentation on pitch sponsorship on sideline and other pitch signage was given to the committee and the committee is finalizing details before seeking sponsorship on hoardings from interested parties.


Adults Men’s Team Liaison

The team liaison officer reported that

  • Three games played to date, win v Donaghmore-Ashbourne; draw v Skryne and Oldcastle.
  • Training on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in Drumree on Saturday morning.
  • Next game v Moynalvey, away, Sunday 3 p.m. followed by home game v O Mahonys, 10th March W/E.
  • B Leagues, Div 2, Round 1 v Dunboyne Saturday; Div 5 Round 1 v Gaeil Colmcille Sunday, 4 p.m.
  • Championship draws on Monday 4th March.



  • Open evening for membership on Friday
  • It was emphasized that all players must be paid up members while team mentors at all levels must also be paid up members and be Garda Vetted
  • It was agreed that parents of young players registering should be made aware that if they are not resident in the parish they are not eligible to play with the club from Under 12 onwards as the parish rule applies in Meath. Permission to play has to be granted by the club in the parish in which the player resides and usually this is not granted.

County Board Report:

County Board delegate reported that

  • Restructuring of the championships was agreed. Club has been seeking this for a number of years.
  • Barry Callaghan is Meath Under 20 manager with selectors Darren Fay and Paddy Reynolds
  • Davy Nelson is Junior manager.
  • Price structure for championship games as follows: Senior, Intermediate, Junior €15, Students and OAPs €10. Finals and semis €20 and €15.
  • Referees expenses rising to €50 for Senior, Intermediate, Junior championship; €40 other grades; Juvenile, €20 from both clubs.
  • A number of people spoke against the high charges and suggested that promotions like Fiver Friday be used and noted that higher charges will lead to abuse of gatemen.


National Club Draw:

The club sold over 4,500 tickets for the National Club Draw. Thanks to all who assisted in the sales drive and everyone who bought tickets.

Public Relations

  • The final Operation Transformation walk is tomorrow, 21 Febr. and refreshments will be available afterwards.
  • Three members of the PR team attended a very good session organised by the County Board on PRO training on Monday night.


Clubhouse Developments:

  • Discussions and meetings are ongoing with ORS consultants re application for Fire and Disability Access cert for the upstairs part of the clubhouse.
  • A stairway in the lobby and an external fire escape are to be designed as part of this.
  • Club has agreed to the location of a temporary primary school on club grounds and planning will be sought by Department of Education.


Underage Team Management:

  • It was agreed to hold a briefing session for all mentors on the Coaching Framework, Registration, Garda Vetting, Code of Behaviour etc. Suggested we take an hour in the next fortnight, with Child Protection Officer present. A number of people could speak on different issues.
  • Pastoral centre to be booked to facilitate a meeting. It was agreed there should be no training on the night.


Adult Presentation

This year’s adult presentation night to include the Hall of Fame and the boys and girls minor winning teams will take place in The Black Bush on Saturday 30th March 2019.



Posted on: March 4th, 2019 by admin

The weather this past weekend might not have been pleasant but it did not deter our under 8’s, under 10’s and under 14’s juvenile boys who all played brilliantly  in their opening games of the 2019 season. Best of luck to all involved for the year ahead.


2019 Golf Society Calendar

Posted on: February 11th, 2019 by admin
Date Venue Time
April 13th Co. Meath G.C. 09:50
May 3rd Black Bush (Golf Classic) 13:30 (shotgun)
May 18th Seapoint 09:50
June 22nd Headfort (Old) 09:50
August 10th St. Margaret’s 11:20
August 31st Farnham Estate (Captain’s Prize) 10:50
October 19th Moyvalley 11:05
For more information Contact: Jim Smith (0879114574) or Ronan Gogan (0868749234)

Dunshaughlin GAA Golf Society announce their dates and venues for 2019.


For more information Contact: Jim Smith (0879114574) or Ronan Gogan (0868749234)

Lally McCormack, RIP

Posted on: January 29th, 2019 by admin

Lally McCormack, RIP

So sad to announce the death of long time club stalwart Lally McCormack who gave years of service to the club and the community. His passing is a huge loss to his family and friends, especially as it follows so soon after the death of his beloved wife Mary.

The funeral arrangements for Lally Mc Cormack.
Reposing at his home (Parsonstown, Batterstown) from 3pm on Thursday. Funeral Mass on Friday at 2pm in the Church of the Assumption, Batterstown followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House private on Friday. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Meath Palliative Care or St. Francis’ Hospice.

Lally was the life and soul of any gathering he joined; you were guaranteed a raft of stories, interspersed with laughter once he arrived. He was junior manager and selector, steward and PRO, committee man and fundraiser, and the go-to-man when something needed doing. He gloried in the role of junior selector, especially the third team. From the late 1990s through the first decade of the new century he took charge of numerous Junior C championship teams as well as the third league team with patience, perseverance and persistence.

He greatest ally in the pre mobile days was the landline in the old clubhouse where he spent hours talking to players, and longer to mothers, in an effort to get a team on the field. He had a list as long as the street, adding half a dozen youngsters annually to compensate for the older lads who were hanging up the boots. But none hung them up without a fight, for when Lally asked for a turn few had the heart to refuse.
He acted as umpire to Jim Smith for many years, travelling the county and country to games, from the junior league to county finals, and always there was banter, wit and fun.

As a steward you could be sure the traffic wouldn’t flow smoothly, for Lally was sure to engage in conversation and chat with every arrival. He acted as PRO for the club in the glory days of the late 1990s and early 2000s where his affable, efficient manner was appreciated by the press and supporters alike and he was involved in the establishment of the Club Lotto, an initiative that continues to this day. Ironic then, that this Monday the McCormack family picked the four
numbers to win the Lotto jackpot.
He had a life beyond the GAA in the Drama Group, the Choral Society, and especially the Panto Group, where for a quarter of a century he found an ideal forum for his wit, humour and fun, as he acted as Chairman and stage manager.

In recent years he helped out with the Club’s Social Initiative where older members of the club travel to places of interest; last November he joined the group on a trip to Derry.
His son David was a regular on Dunshaughlin teams for many years and has coached at under age in recent times while David’s wife Lyndsey served the club as Juvenile Secretary.

To David and Lyndsey his daughters Aislinn, Grace and Sabina and their partners Brian, James and Stephen and his grandchildren and friends, the club sends its sincere sympathy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam usual.
Funeral arrangements will follow later.

Club membership for 2019

Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 by admin

Club Membership
Club membership for 2019 is now due. You can pay online on this page by clicking the Club Membership on the right below the Lotto Results.
Players please note that you must be a paid up member to play and have cover under the Players’ Injury Scheme.
You can pay in full or in three instalments in January, February and March.
Membership Fees for 2019
Adult Membership €175
Student Membership €130
Juvenile Membership €120
Juveniles 2 or more €220
Couple Membership €100
Family 2 plus 1 €200
Family 2 plus 2 €260
Family 2 plus more than 2 €300
Non Playing Adult €75
Senior Citizen €50
Under 8 to Under 10 €80
Nursery Group €50
Note: Golf Society / G4M / Over 35s to be treated separately to core membership
Golf Society Membership €30
Adult Player Membership & Golf Membership €200
Non Playing Adult & Golf Membership €100