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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.


Make sure you read our latest Newsletter

Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by admin

We have recently launched a new Newsletter which you can see by clicking the link below. The Newsletter covers all the latest goings on in the club, from birthdays to weddings to new referees and everything in between. It also gives a breakdown on the costs involved in running the club. Our club has grown in recent times and will continue to do so. Our weekly lotto and fundraisers are vital to keeping this club running. To read, simply click the link below. You can download it, save it, print it or simply email it to a friend. If you’re new to the area and would like to get involved in the club, in any way, please see a list of contact numbers on page 1. Enjoy the read.


Dunshaughlin GAA Newsletter, Mar 2018, Final


Cycle Fundraiser Information Night

Posted on: March 8th, 2018 by admin

We are holding a Cycle Fundraiser in May in conjunction with Dunshaughlin Cycling Club and Epilepsy Ireland. An informal meeting to provide details on the training programme, bike info, gear required and Cycling Ireland insurance will be held in The Arch Bar on Wednesday March 14th at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome to attend.


***GAMES NOW POSTPONED***Juvenile Season begins

Posted on: February 2nd, 2018 by admin

Dunshaughlin’s 2018 competitive Juvenile season gets underway this Saturday February 3rd with a Leinster League Double header with both the under 13’s and under 15’s hosting Tullamore in Division 2 of their respective competitions. Lets get down and support the lads at 3pm.



Want to become a referee?

Posted on: January 12th, 2018 by admin

Referee’s Foundation Course being held in Dunganny from 8 p.m to 9.30 p.m. on January 24th, 26th and 29th will be given by David Gough.

You must attend each of the 3 days to complete the course.

This course will cover both Football and Hurling and participants must be over 18.

At the moment the club does not have a qualified Referee and we hope that some of our members will take part and get the proper training.

For further information please contact Frank Gallogly on 086-8686729 or emailrefereesadministrator.meath@gaa.ie

NCD Ticket

National Club Draw – Sellers wanted

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by admin

Make sure you buy a National Club Draw ticket over the Christmas. All proceeds will go to our club. It would be a great stocking filler and only costs €10.
Great prizes to be won including a Renault Dynamique. Tickets can be purchased by calling Gem Smith on 087-911 4574 or Mairead Delaney on 087-6479514.

Calling all Members and Supporters

The club needs a couple of hours of your time on this Saturday 16th December to help sell National Club Draw tickets at €10 each, door to door in the various estates. We will work in pairs. We hope to get support from a cross section of the club- players, 16 and over to adult, mentors, social members and committee.We meet at the clubhouse at 2.45, make up our teams and collect tickets. Can everyone please wear club colurs.
Please come along and get involved and don’t leave it to someone else


Seamus Reilly Tournament

Posted on: December 1st, 2017 by admin

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.


1967/1977 Celebration Night

Posted on: November 27th, 2017 by admin


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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