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National Feile comes to Dunshaughlin

Posted on: June 27th, 2018 by admin

The U14 National Feile is coming to Meath and clubs across the county will be busy hosting games this coming weekend. Our boys team are hosting Strokestown from Roscommon and our girls team are hosting Derrynoose from Armagh. Other teams from around the country will be playing in Dunshaughlin as well. The games will begin on Friday evening June 29th and all day on the Saturday 30th. A very special thanks to everyone in the club involved in organising the event, the parents, families and friends and the local businesses who have supported us. We would like extend a welcome everyone to come down and celebrate the occasion with us and we want to wish our teams, the players and mentors the very best of luck. Untitled-1


Posted on: June 26th, 2018 by admin

The Feile countdown is on and excitement is building with the signs, flags and bunting around the village as we prepare for the visiting Clubs from around the country including our hosted Clubs St Mochua, Derrynoose from Armagh and Strokestown from Roscommon. There is also great excitement among our own Feile boys & girls teams who have both been kitted out in their new team kits. See below for the fixtures involving our own teams.
Dunshaughlin Boys Féile Fixtures
Friday 29th June in Ashbourne
Pitch 2 5.00pm Dunshaughlin (An Mhí) V J.K.Brackens (Tipperary)
Pitch 1 6:30pm Donaghmore/Ashbourne B V Dunshaughlin (AnMhí)
Saturday 30th June in Dunshaughlin
Pitch 1 10:00am Dunshaughlin (An Mhí) V Strokestown (Roscommon)
Dunshaughlin host Strokestown (Roscommon)

Royal Gaels (Dunshaughlin) Féile Fixtures
Friday 29th June in Dunshaughlin
Pitch 1 5.45pm Royal Gaels (An Mhí) V Doora Barefield (Clare)
Pitch 1 7:15pm Royal Gaels (An Mhí) V St. Peter’s Dunboyne (An Mhí)
Saturday 30th June in Dunshaughlin
Pitch 1 10:45am Royal Gaels (An Mhí) V St. Mochua, Derrynoose (Armagh)
Royal Gaels host St. Mochua, Derrynoose (Armagh)

Under 15’s win 7 a side

Posted on: June 24th, 2018 by admin

Dunshaughlin u15’s won the Meath u15 seven a side competition on Saturday afternoon. They took top spot in the group stages winning all their games and won the final defeating their great rivals St. Colmcilles. Dunshaughlin beat Navan O’ Mahony’s, Blackhall Gaels & St. Ultans/Cortown in the group stages, the Dunshaughlin lads then went on to beat Gael Colmcille in the quarter final, St. Mary’s in the semi and the beat the lads from the east coast 11 points to 5 in the final.

Death of Patsy McLoughlin

Posted on: June 11th, 2018 by admin

Dunshaughlin GAA is sad to announce the death of club legend Patsy McLoughlin and sends its sincerest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to his daughter Anne, son in law Mark and his grandchildren Lorna, Dane, Gary and Matthew and his great grandchildren Evelyn and Daisy May. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.

Few people in any club could hope to equal Patsy’s contribution to the GAA. His career with the club began over seventy years ago and during his playing career he was a regular in the number two jersey where he was the essence of reliability. He was a member of the team that won the club’s first ever football championship in 1951, beating Carnaross in the Junior Final. He captained the club in 1954 and served as Chairman or Vice Chairman in each of the four decades from the 1950s. He also served the GAA at county level, as Chairman of the Meath Juvenile Board for four years, 1969-72 and Deputy Vice Chairman of the County Board in 1979. He was one of the foremost referees in the county in the 1950s and 1960s when he refereed a number of Leinster championship games. Patsy was the club’s delegate to the county board for a couple of decades and he was Club President for many years. Patsy and his late wife, Daisy, were great supporters of the Meath team and rarely missed a championship game together.

Along with Jim Gilligan, he compiled a history of the club, Black and Amber, in centenary year 1984 and contributed to the updated version published in 2015. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the GAA in Dunshaughlin and of all who ever donned the black and amber. He could recall details of matches long past and recount the seed and breed of players of yore. Patsy was the winner of the club’s Hall of Fame in 1999, the Meath County Board Hall of Fame in 2003 and had the honour of throwing in the ball for the county final in 2000, when Dunshaughlin captured its first ever senior football title. He had a great interest in juvenile football and was present at the meeting that revived the St. Martins Juvenile club in 1985. In his younger days he was also a capable cross country runner with the St Martin’s Athletic Club.

Patsy was a welcoming presence to all in Dunshaughlin GAA club, a presence that will be sorely missed by all who follow and support the Black and Amber.
Reposing at his daughter Anne’s home(Grange End) from 2pm until 8pm on Tuesday. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 o’ clock in St. Patrick and Seachnaill’s Church, Dunshaughlin followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Dunshaughlin senior team presentation to club minors on Meath team.

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by admin

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A presentation from the Dunshaughlin senior team and management to Meath minor players Luke Mitchell and Matthew Costello (captain) ahead of the next round of the championship against Dublin in Navan tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at 7pm. Pictured with Luke and Matthew are  Niall Murphy & Tommy Johnson.
Also present at the presentation to Luke and Matthew were two of the selectors on the team Paul Nestor & Paul Murphy, Eamon Dunne (vice chairman), Colm Bracken (Chairman) & Anthony Moyles (Senior manager).

The club send their best wishes to Matthew, Luke and the whole Meath team for tomorrow evening’s encounter.


Green Ribbon Campaign

Posted on: May 1st, 2018 by admin

The annual Green Ribbon Campaign takes place every May, and aims to get people talking openly about common mental health problems. This campaign promotes open conversation about mental health and it challenges the associated stigma that sometimes comes with it.

 More than 500,000 free green ribbons are distributed every year to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, canteens, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland. Wearing a green ribbon during May, could encourage others to reach out, feel less alone and to seek support.

 Join Dunshaughlin GAA/Royal Gaels LGFC in wearing a green ribbon this May.

To show our support for the campaign, everyone participating in the Annual Golf Classic this Friday, May 4th, will wear a green ribbon.

 Visit the Green Ribbon website to learn how you can support the campaign.



Superstars Team Challenge

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by admin

We are hosting a FUN Superstars Team Challenge on Bank Holiday May 7th at 3pm-6pm to raise funds for our Feile 2018 Event at the end of June. Get together a team of 5 people and come down to join in the fun. There will be fun, novelty rounds where teams compete against each other. After 5 events the top 4 teams compete in the Semi-Final and then the Grand Final Event will determine the winners. Why not make a team of friends? from your football team? a family? mentors? friends? – you can have any mix of adults and children and you don’t have to be able to play football just be Game for a Laugh:-) Teams must pre-register as places are limited.  You can register & pay online http://dunshaughlingaa.com/ or drop it to Naoise Hartigan 087 2873769

Presentation Night 2018

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by admin

A great night of celebration was held in the Black Bush Golf club when the Club acknowledged the great achievements of players and club members alike. At the outset a special award was made to the ever youthful and popular Christy Purcell who celebrated a significant milestone birthday this month. The compere for the night was Brendan Cummins and the awards were presented by Ferghal Harney, Chairman, Meath LGFA and our own All Ireland winner, Richie Kealy.

The awards on the night were presented to;

    • Royal Gaels Division 5 FL winners 2017,
    • Niamh O’ Sullivan (Captain), Orlagh McLaughlin & Niamh Gallogly, Meath Intermediate Team, All Ireland Semi Finalists & Leinster Winners 2017,
    • Laura Quinn, Kelly O Dwyer & Rachel Huijsdens, Meath Minor, All Ireland Finalists 2017.
    • Matthew Costello, Meath Under 17 Leinster Winner,
    • John Davis, Meath All Ireland Winning Camogie Manager 2017,
    • Trevor Dowd and Ray Maloney on playing over 100 Senior Football Championship games with Dunshaughlin.

The night was rounded off when the prestigious Hall of Fame award was announced and presented to a surprised Paddy O Dwyer. Paddy has served the Black and Amber for fifty years in many roles as player, manager, referee, secretary and chairman. In conjunction with this, Paddy has also served as assistant secretary to the Meath County Board and Leinster Council delegate. He continues to serve on the Club Executive and on Meath County Board.   A fully deserved award to a great clubman who has served both club & county with distinction.




Posted on: April 5th, 2018 by admin

Would you like to register for our Cycle Fundraiser in May. Go to https://www.MyClubFinances.com/memberships_cart_m.asp… now!

We have a 5okm and 100km option for people to choose from. The cycle takes places on May 12th, meeting at Dunshaughlin GAA at 9.30am. Proceeds are in aid of Dunshaughlin GAA and Epilepsy Ireland. Costs are €35 or €30 if you are a member of Cycling Ireland.

Presentation Night on April 7th

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 by admin

Dunshaughlin GAA and Royal Gaels LGFA will hold an Awards/Presentation Night in the Black Bush Golf Club on Saturday 7th April at 8 p.m. We will honour significant achievements of club members during the year such as Meath Ladies’ captain Niamh O Sullivan and her club mates, Niamh Gallogly and Orlagh McLaughlin for their Leinster championship success. Laura Quinn and Kelly O Dwyer who were part of the successful Meath minor squad are also among the awardees. Mathew Costello will be recognised for his part in Meath’s Leinster Under 17 title win, as will two of the senior men’s team who have achieved the landmark of 100 senior championship appearances for the club. Royal Gaels Division 5 league winners will receive their medals and a special presentation will be made to John Davis to mark his achievements with the Meath Camogie team.

The winner of the club’s prestigious annual Hall of Fame award will also be announced on the night. Former Head of Sport at LMFM, Brendan Cummins, will act as MC on the occasion and our very own All Ireland winner Richie Kealy will also be present. We hope you can join us for an enjoyable informal evening in the Black Bush on Saturday week, from 8 p.m. All welcome.