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20 September 2012 CLONDALKIN GAZETTE 31

FOOTBALL: BARROGS UNDONE IN CLONDALKIN

CLUB NOTICEBOARD ROUND TOWER THE intermediate hurlers face St Syl-

This week’s lotto numbers were 1, 5,

the championship final - all support

17 and 25. The bonus ball was 7. There

welcome.

was no winner of this week’s jackpot of

The senior footballers defeated

Tower’s pin down home comforts AFL DIVISION TWO Round Tower Naomh Barrog

1-16 0-14

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ROUND Tower’s senior footballers pinned down a home play-off date in their promotion bid as they got the better of Naomh Barrog last Saturday at the Community Centre. Manager Caimin Keane has done the hard work now and has checked his focus on the championship tie with St Anne’s in three week’s time where he will look to keep their momentum going. “The main thing was getting the home playoff draw; it was something that we wanted from the start of the season,” said Keane. “We set second place as our target because we were fairly certain that Kilmacud would be top of the pile at the end of the campaign. “We’ve achieved the

home draw, and that’s huge, we’ve only lost one game at home all season and we’re very confident that we can do a job against any team once we get the big crowd and even bigger atmosphere that we’ve enjoyed over the whole campaign. “Don’t get me wrong, they’re all fantastic teams that are trying to get into that playoff place, but the home advantage is absolutely huge for these ties. “For now though, we won’t even be thinking about that fixture. It’s all about the St Anne’s [championship] game. We’ve got to take this one game at a time, there’s absolutely no point looking past any game. “We haven’t won anything yet and we still have the championship to focus on,” said Keane. One thing that Keane focused on at the start of the year, in an effort to bolster their chances in the league, was bringing

through U-21s that have gone on to staple down a place for themselves. Not only have the men brought an aspect of pace to the training sessions, but the Tower’s manager believes they have brought genuine competition to the side and are in the running for jerseys one to 15 for every game. “We decided very early on that we wanted to go with a younger set up, and they’ve brought a new lease of life to the team. “They’ve improved the training sessions and they’ve brought a competitive edge to the team.

They’re in contention for the starting jerseys and if they continue to perform they way they have been, the future is very bright at the club. “Tom Lyons, Eoin Young, Eoghan Moore, Conor L’Estrange, Paddy Stynes and Manus Smith have all come in and they’ve been exemplary in the way they’ve come into the fold,” said Keane. Tom Lyons scored three frees from three attempts last Saturday to help the side to the big win, while Cathal Carty was the team’s leading scorer with 1-6.

€8,900.

Naomh Barrog to secure a home play-

Congratulations to Rachael and

off draw in the league, while the junior

Laura, Anthony O’Mahoney and Rob

A team were beaten by Raheny in the

Hanlon who were the three €100 win-

championship semi-final by a point

ners, match three and the bonus ball.

after extra time.

Next week’s jackpot is €9,000.

Well done to the Gaelic for Father’s

The clubrooms are available for rental

team who contested a four-team

for parties, anniversaries, etc. Please

blitz on Monastery Road on Saturday

contact Jimmy behind the bar or on 01

evening.

4592960.

The club is holding a family fun day

The lotto committee are looking for

and barbecue on Saturday, September

your assistance to sell Tower’s lotto

22 in Monastery Road 2-6pm. There is

tickets on a Friday evening or Saturday

no admission charge on the day. We are

morning for one hour once a month.

asking members and friends to help in

If you are able to help, please contact

planning this event and also to offer

Matt McCormack on 087 6836737 or

their time on the day to make this a

email info@roundtower.ie.

successful event for the club.

Round Tower continued their excellent recent form to beat Naomh Barrog last weekend in the Community Centre

contribution.

vester’s at 5.45pm in Parnell Park in

The club shop is open in the club

We are asking all team mentors to

every Monday night from 7.30-8.30pm.

spread the word to your players and

You can call Betty Ward or Catherine

parents whether they can work on the

Moran direct if you have any particular

day and/or support in any other way.

inquiries on 087 6752238 or 086 8303207

Most importantly, we will need dona-

respectively.

tions whether it is baking cakes or

Bingo takes place this Tuesday; a

donating a bottle, books, old toys etc.

line is €10; a full house is €20. First Call

We are asking every family to make a

8.30pm.

ST PAT’S PALMERSTOWN AN outstanding display by the sen-

and the senior throwing in at 3.30pm.

ior footballers beating St Mary’s on

Strictly one single ticket application

Saturday places them in the last 16

per fully paid member.

of the senior championship. A noble

Applications accepted only via text

performance by the junior footballers

to our ticket hotline 086 7255586. To

saw them taking on top of the table St

avoid confusion, please provide the

Johns who played 15 men against our

name of member in the text. Clos-

juniors who could only field 14.

ing date for application is 12 noon on

Congratulations to senior hurler

Monday, September 24. The draw will

Ciaran O’Toole who tied the knot on

be made on Wednesday, September

Friday.

26 and successful applicants will be

The club sends its condolences to

notified by text. Tickets must be paid

the family of Sammy Smyth who has

for on collection. Prices have been

recently passed away. Reposing at the

reduced; €50 stand and €25 hill.

Brian McElroy Funeral Home, Monastery Road, Clondalkin Village.

Lotto number and results: first draw winning numbers – 1, 7, 10 and 15; there

Applications are now being invited

was no winner; second draw winning

for inclusion in a draw to purchase

numbers – 7, 12, 15 and 23; there was

tickets for the All-Ireland hurling final

no winner. Any three numbers: Donal

replays on Sunday, September 30

O’Dempsey, Sean Carter and Graham

with the minors throwing in at 1.15pm

Kelly.

LUCAN SARSFIELDS THANK you to everyone who helped

Saturday on our all-weather pitch

make our fun day such a huge success

at our clubhouse grounds at the 12th

last Saturday.

Lock.

Special thanks to the Dublin hurlers

Football and hurling for boys born

for playing against our U-8s and to Paul

in 2006, 2007 and 2008 is from 1.30pm

Casey for presenting the medals for

to 3pm. Football for girls born in 2005,

our schools football blitz.

2006, 2007 and 2008 runs from 1.30pm

Our senior hurlers play championship

to 2.30pm and camogie for girls aged six

quarter-final against O’Tooles next Sat-

and over is from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. No

urday at 4.15pm in O’Toole Park. Thanks

need to pre-register.

to the Moriarty Group which are are

All our juvenile teams have resumed

now sponsoring our senior hurlers as

training after the summer break.

well as our juvenile camogie section.

For information on any team contact

Our nurseries now take place every

lucansarsfieldspro@gmail.com.

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