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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!

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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

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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.

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Unlucky for Under 14s

Posted on: July 4th, 2017 by admin
Great effort by our Under 14s in Thursday night’s final v St Colmcilles in Stamullen. Despite playing against the wind and rain in the first half Dunshaughlin played with great composure and created a number of chances. When trailing by two points a Darren Murphy effort was brilliantly save by the Cilles keeper Danny Ehicoya and his side then went up the other end to grab vital points that left them seven in front at the break. The black and amber cause look hopeless soon after the restart with two St Colmcille’s goals but the lads showed their true colours from then to the end.

Playing great football they dominated and hauled back the lead. Points from Calum Deehan, Conor Gray, Jack O’Riordan and a goal from Aaron Murphy and another brace from Conor Gray brought the margin down to 5 points. A goal bound effort that came off the inside of an upright but refused to drop into the net left the black and ambers cursing their bad luck and at the final whistle the Cilles were ahead by 2-8 to 1-7. Well done to all the panel and mentors, runners up in both the Feile final and the Under 14 decider. Keep it going lads.

 

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Looking to the future….be a part of it

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 by admin

As part of the Club Planning process currently underway, we are now establishing a number of Sub Groups to look at the specific areas listed and how they relate to our Club.

We are calling on people who would be interested to help work with us in these groups for the next 3/4 weeks. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to help set the direction for the Club in the coming years. The specific subgroups are;

  • Coaching & Games Development
  • Club Structure and Administration
  • Finance & Fundraising
  • Facilities & Development
  • Communications, PR & Culture

If you are interested in participating in any of these groups you can contact Jim Gilligan 086-8291816, Neil O’Dwyer 086-1566384, Mary O’Regan 087-2775169 , Colum Bracken 0878548532.

Thank you.

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U-14 take on St. Colmcilles in final

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 by admin

Best of luck to our Under 14s in their Division 1 final against our great rivals St. Colmcilles at Stamullen this Thursday evening. Throw in is at 7.30 and we hope to see lots of black and amber support.
The two teams contested the Feile final in April with the Cilles winning and reaching the All Ireland semi final last weekend. Dunshaughlin qualified for this decider with a 4-24 to 4-10 semi-final victory over Duleek Bellewstown. Best of luck to the panel consisting of Alex Arkins, Fursey Blake,  Jarlath Byrne, Calum Deehan, Joseph Dunne, Cian Edwards,  Conor Gray, Colm Keane, Adam Kelly, Ruairi Kinsella, Pawel Majiec, Donagh Mc Carrick, Sean McConnell, John McDonagh, Oliver McEnroe, Dylan McKenna, John Muldoon, Aaron Murphy, Jack Nestor, Charlie O Connor, Kyle O Connor, Luke O Reilly, Jack O Riordan, Emmanuel Osas, Chris Pullen & Jared Rushe and to their manager Kieran O Riordan, and his fellow mentors Paul Nestor and Ultan Blake. All support welcome in Stamullen at 7:30 to what should be a pulsating game.

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€9,800 lotto won

Posted on: June 23rd, 2017 by admin

Well done to Gary Phelan, Dunoyne who matched 4 numbers to win our lotto this week. Gary can be seen below collecting his cheque from Dunshaughlin GAA Chairman Neil O’Dwyer and Dunshaughlin GAA Treasurer Niall MacCanna. Play our lotto online today!

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Win for our Under 15s

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 by admin

Under 15 Sevens

Dunshaughlin took part in the Under 15 seven a side competition on Saturday June 10th in Dunganny and came away winners of the shield competition. The panel of 11 was made up of seven under 15’s and four under14’s. Despite losing the first two games to Moynalty/Carnaross and Rathkenny that eliminated them from the cup competition the Dunshaughlin boys dug deep and in the quarter final of the shield defeated St. Olivers 10 points to 8 earning a place in the semi final against Walterstown. At the end of a very tightly fought match the referee awarded the match to Dunshaughlin, Walterstown felt the referee did not count one of their scores and Dunshaughlin very sportingly offered a 21 metre shoot out which went to sudden death after both teams scored their first 5 each, Jared Rushe was the seventh man up for Dunshaughlin and he calmly slotted over the blackspot after a Walterstown miss.

The opposition in the final was Dunderry and in another nail biting encounter Dunshaughlin held onto win by 9 points to 8.

The panel with scores in brackets was Adam Territt, Cillian McCool (2), Conor Gray (5), Fursey Blake (1), Jake Martin (4), James Traynor (5), Jared Rushe (2), Ruairi Kinsella (11), Sean Walsh (2), Shane Kennedy (4) & Tommy Toal (5).

Dunshaughlin clubman Frank Gallogly vice-chairman of Coiste fe 18 presented the shield to team captain Tommy Toal.

The club thanks John Kavanagh for running the competition despite some late withdrawals by teams.

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Winning Team

Back row: Ultan Blake, selector, Jake Martin, Cillian McCool, Shane Kennedy Conor Gray,  Fursey Blake & Derry McCool, selector.

Front row: Sean Walsh, James Traynor, Tommy Toal (Captain) Ruairi Kinsella, Jared Rushe & Adam Territt.

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Exam wishes

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 by admin

Best of luck from Dunshaughlin GAA to all our players who begin their Leaving or Junior Certs this week. Wishing you all every success.